Travis G. Baker • Playwright

TRAVIS BAKER, Playwright Hockey Mom premiered at the Penobscot Theatre Company in March, 2022 after earning the Literary Award for Drama by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance in 2021. . Other PTC productions include SQUATCH (2019), Hair Frenzy (2016) and One Blue Tarp (2014) – named the Best of Maine in the 2013 Clauder Competition for New England Playwrights. Boy Missing (2018) and The […]

Joanna H. Kraus • Author

Joanna H. Kraus is an award-winning playwright of twenty Theatre for Young Audiences produced/published plays, among them The Ice Wolf (Dramatic Publishing) and Remember My Name (Samuel French) both produced off-off Broadway. Picture books include Tall Boy’s Journey (Carolrhoda/Lerner), A Night of Tamales and Roses (Shenanigan Books) Blue Toboggan (Mascot Books), Bravo, Benny (Mirror Publishing), […]

Charlie Reitze — Author

Charlie Reitze, a native Mainer, graduated from Bonny Eagle High School in Standish, Maine, in May of 1967. In July of 1967, he joined the Army and served a three-year stint. He served in the 62nd Engineer Battalion in Vietnam from September of 1968 to September of 1969. After being honorably discharged in 1970, he […]

Franklin Manzo, Jr — Illustrator

Frank was born and raised in Millinocket, Maine where he attended Stearns High School. He retired to his family homestead after working as a software engineer for over 25 years. He has since worked as the Editor of a local newspaper, is noted as a local photographer, and also works in the Millinocket School System. […]

Tim Caverly — Author

Tim is a Maine author who worked for the Department of Conservation for thirty-two years. During that career he was the manager of Aroostook and Cobscook Bay State Parks and spent eighteen years as Regional Supervisor of the Allagash Region. In 1999, Tim retired from state service and began a second career in the Millinocket […]

Champlin Michaels — Author

Champlin Michaels, if he is anything, is a survivor. At the age of 5, and lasting until just short of his 12th birthday, he was exploited by a child pornographer. That man also shot him full of growth hormone, altering him physically and maturing him, beginning just before the age of 8, until by the […]

Mark Stoddard

Mark J. Stoddard For more than 30 years Mr. Stoddard has been a successful entrepreneur, marketer, and educator. A great joy of his is advising aspiring artists on ways they can perform often. He’s an author of 18 books on business, and marketing, as well as a book of short stories, poems and full-length musicals […]

Shelley Bingham Husk

Shelley Bingham Husk was born and raised in Southern California, where her love for words began at the age of four. Her poetry and libretti have been commissioned by the California State PTA, composer Brent Pierce, artist Alan McMurtrey and novelist Michael Jensen. Shelley recently received the Filmed in Utah Award for her screenplay “The […]

J.D. Newman • Author

Dr. J.D. Newman Dr. Newman is a professor of theatre at Utah Valley University and the Director of the Theatre for Youth and Education (TYE) Center, and currently serves as Chair of the Theatre Department.  He lives with his family in Sandy City, Utah. Dr. Newman became the first recipient of the Reba R. Robertson […]

J. L. Thompson — Author

J.L. Thompson has written several books on the subjects of ancient and modern mysteries, the origins of religion, mythologies, the occult, politics and history. He has long been interested in the literature of the ancient world. He has made a lifelong study of selected ancient texts and uses many of the accounts of these ancient […]