Pete Danko lives in Portland, Oregon, where he spends his days raising his teen-age son, writing about clean energy, consulting on wine public relations and looking forward to getting out for a run. He was an early-morning slot guy at the old San Francisco Examiner and an editor at HotWired and Wired News in the early days of the Web and has written for Mountain Bike Magazine, Detroit Free-Press, Riverside Press Enterprise and the New York Times. He will be leading a "Running and Writing" weekend workshop at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods from Jan. 11-13. www.wellstoneredwoods.org/pete-danko-workshop/
Emily Mitchell's first novel, THE LAST SUMMER OF THE WORLD, was a finalist for the 2008 Young Lions Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, New England Review, TriQuarterly and other magazines. Her review-essays have appeared in The New York Times and the New Statesman. She will be leading a weekend workshop on "Family Stories and a Sense of Place" at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods Dec. 13-16. www.wellstoneredwoods.org/emily-mitchell-workshop-13-16-dec/
Steve Kettmann is the publisher of Wellstone Books and a co-founder of the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods. A former staff writer for New York Newsday and the San Francisco Chronicle, he has reported from more than forty countries for publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Salon.com and Wired.com. The author of ONE DAY AT FENWAY, he has published three Times best-sellers as a ghost-writer/co-writer, including JUICED, the Jose Canseco steroid tell-all, and WHAT A PARTY! with Terry McAuliffe.
Dahlia Scheindlin was born in Montreal and raised in New York City and currently resides in Israel. She is an international public opinion researcher and political strategist, and has consulted on political and social campaigns in more than a dozen different countries. She is a doctoral candidate and lecturer at Tel Aviv University as well as a columnist, op-ed contributor and media commentator. Dahlia has published articles in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Huffington Post, Haaretz, among others, and blogs regularly at +972 Magazine.
T.J. Quinn is an award-winning investigative reporter for ESPN who has reported widely on performance-enhancing drugs. He also appears as a regular guest anchor on the ESPN program "Outside the Lines." Quinn spent seven years as a baseball beat writer, covering the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets, and was chairman of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He was a member of the New York Daily News' sports investigative team, which broke numerous stories about PEDs in baseball, and his articles have been honored by Associated Press Sports Editors annual awards in four different categories: feature writing, game story, investigative reporting and explanatory journalism. T.J. also serves as adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia, and coaches too many youth soccer teams.