Our Authors

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the author of seven books for young adults, including Tattoo, Fate, the Squad series, and Raised by Wolves, a paranormal adventure about a human girl raised by werewolves. Jen graduated from Yale University in 2006 with a degree in cognitive science and Cambridge University in 2007 with a master’s in psychiatry. She’s currently hard at work on a PhD. For more information visit Jennifer at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com.

Thomas P.M. Barnett

Thomas P. M. Barnett has worked in U.S. national security circles since the end of the Cold War, starting first with the Department of Navy’s premier think tank, the Center for Naval Analyses. He then served as a professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI, where he became a top assistant to Vice Admiral Arthur Cebrowksi—the father of “network-centric warfare.” After 9/11, Barnett served in Cebrowski’s Office of Force Transformation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Assistant for Strategic Futures. He developed a famous PowerPoint brief on globalization and international security (see his 2005 TED Talk), which later morphed into a New York Times bestselling book, The Pentagon’s New Map (2004). Barnett extended his “New Map” series with the volumes Blueprint for Action (2005) and Great Powers (2009). Since leaving government service in 2005, Dr. Barnett has worked for a series of technology-driven start-ups. He currently serves as Throughline’s Senior Strategist in the firm’s enterprise design and strategy work throughout the U.S. Federal Government and the private sector. Dr. Barnett holds a PhD in political science from Harvard University.

Books by Thomas P.M. Barnett

Mike W. Barr

Mike W. Barr has contributed to some of pop culture’s most enduring series, including Sherlock Holmes, Ellery Queen, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doc Savage, the Shadow and Batman. He’s also created some, including the comic book series Camelot 3000, Batman and the Outsiders, The Maze Agency and Mantra. In 2003 he published the Star Trek novel Gemini and is currently marketing two original fantasy novels. He has written numerous short stories; this fall his book on science fiction comic books of the Silver Age, The Silver Age Sci-Fi Companion, will be published by TwoMorrows. He lives in a house with too many cats and not enough books.

Chase Barrick

Chase Barrick is a student at Buena Vista University. He will graduate from Buena Vista University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He hopes to continue his education in the field of psychology as he attends graduate school.

C. J. Barry

C. J. Barry is an award-winning author whose love of the paranormal began young, with science fiction novels and her brother’s comic books. An earthbound wife and mother of two, C. J. lives with her family and cat in a small town in upstate New York where she works as an information technology manager. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal chapter and president of the Central New York Romance Writers. For more information, visit her Web site at www.cjbarry.com.

Jonathan Baskin

Jonathan Baskin

Jonathan Baskin, President of Baskin Associates, Inc., has worked for the last 28 years to translate branding strategy into something more than images and words for global brand names including Apple, Blockbuster, Limited, and Nissan. He has led agency and corporate teams responsible for all aspects of marketing communications and public affairs. Since 2008, Baskin has written a bi-weekly column on marketing leadership for Advertising Age, and posted twice-weekly on his award-winning blog, Dim Bulb. He is also a frequent public speaker and an often-quoted expert in news stories from sources such as USA Today and Reuters.

Books by Jonathan Baskin

Christian Bason

Christian Bason, PhD, is the CEO of the Danish Design Centre, a not-for-profit institution funded by the Danish government working to advance the value of design for business and society. He is former Director of MindLab, the Danish government’s innovation team and former Business Manager at Ramboll, a global consultancy. He is the author of seven books on innovation, design and leadership, including Design for Policy and Leading Public Design. He has written for among others Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Danish weekly Monday Morning. Christian is a Board Member of the Royal Academy of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Copenhagen, a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Agile Governance, and former Chairman of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Public Sector Innovation. He is an external lecturer in executive training at Oxford Saïd Business School, Copenhagen Business School and the EU School of Administration. Christian holds an MSc in political science and a PhD in design leadership.

Books by Christian Bason

Bob Batchelor

Bob Batchelor is an award-winning writer and historian. He teaches public relations in the School of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida. A noted expert on American popular culture, he is the author or editor of the books: The 1900s (Greenwood Press, 2002), a history of the first decade of the 20th century from a popular culture perspective; editor of Basketball in America: From the Playgrounds to Jordan’s Game and Beyond (Haworth Press, 2005); co-author of a study on the development of consumer culture and marketing: Kotex, Kleenex, Huggies: Kimberly-Clark and the Consumer Revolution in American Business (The Ohio State University Press, 2004); and co-author of The 1980s (Greenwood Press, 2006). His fiction has appeared in The Pebble Lake Review. Bob has published more than 500 articles and essays in magazines, Web sites, and reference works, including the Dictionary of American History, Inside Business magazine and The American Prospect Online. His essays have appeared in newspapers in California, Tennessee and Delaware. Bob graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in history, philosophy and political science. He received an M.A. in history from Kent State University. He has taught history and nonfiction writing at Cleveland State University and Neumann College. Visit him online at www.bobbatchelor.com.

Books edited by Bob Batchelor

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Robert Batsell, Ph.D.

Robert Batsell, Ph.D., is originally from Brownsville, Texas. He earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from Southern Methodist University, and his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Texas Christian University. Currently he is the Kurt D. Kaufman Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology at Kalamazoo College. He is a biopsychologist whose teaching interests include general psychology, experimental psychology, psychology of learning and biopsychology. His research focuses on the learning mechanisms that underlie food aversions in humans and nonhumans. He spends way too much of his time watching “Survivor” along with his 9-year-old son Evan. He is indebted to Karen Doyle, Dan Jacobson, Suzanne MacDonald and Andy Mozina for their feedback on his manuscript.

Matt Baume

Matt Baume is a writer, podcaster, and video-maker based in Seattle whose work focuses on queer culture, geeks, and all things strange and wonderful. He is the creator of the queer interview show The Sewers of Paris, the YouTube pop culture series Culture Cruise, and the LGBTQ news shows Weekly Debrief and Marriage News Watch. He’s co creator of the comedy podcast and live show Queens of Adventure, featuring drag queens playing Dungeons & Dragons. His book, Defining Marriage, chronicles the personal stories of people who fought for marriage equality over the last forty years. He was nominated for a GLAAD award for journalism, and his work has been recognized by the New York Times as “thoughtful and thorough … informative and funny,” and he was highlighted by Forbes magazine. After he appeared as a pop culture critic in the Showgirls documentary You Don’t Nomi, Forbes called his observations on the film “potentially intriguing.” You can find his reporting via outlets that include Rolling Stone, Vice Magazine, Slate, The Advocate, The Stranger, and NPR.

Books by Matt Baume