2020 Speakers


These are our speakers for each session in 2020 with the panel each is on:


Larry Perkins  Keynote

Mr. Perkins is a 37 year public assembly industry veteran with a vast array of expertise in venue management, including his 24 year service as Vice President at the Meadowlands Sports Authority.

He is the author of “Buck Seventy-Two, A Destiny of Will,” 2015, and has written numerous articles for the IAVM Facility Manager Magazine, Stadia Magazine, Teen People Magazine and others. He is an internationally renown Crowd Management expert. More recently, Larry appeared on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” and a NBC TV Dateline segment on crowd safety and survival entitled, “Get Out Alive.”


Alice Osborn   Write Your Legacy

Alice’s past educational and work experience i now feeds her work as a singer-songwriter, educator, and book editor. She has helped numerous authors to write memoirs locally and nationally.

Bill McDonald    Tottlers Tweens and Teens

Bill has published two children’s picture books to date and has written 9 more that he is waiting to publish

Cole Russing    Authorship Extended (Film)

Cole teaches screenwriting at Duke University. He has been teaching and producing films for the past twenty years.

Dawn Reno Langley  Tottlers Tweens and Teens

Dawn has published children’s and YA books, and teaches writing both genres at the MFA level.

Diana Henderson  Tottlers Tweens and Teens

Diana is the author of Grandfather Poplar, the first in a series of young adult fiction that allows readers to peek into the world of trees and discover wonders along with her main character, Melissa Kincaid. The novel began as a short story when she was a student of Award-winning Novelist Orson Scott Card, who recommended the story become a book.

Diana M. Needham  Authorship Extended (Business)

Diana, known as the Business Book Shepherd,  provides book marketing, strategy, and self-publishing services to entrepreneurs, speakers, and business leaders.

Divya Parekh  Book Prosperity

Divya Parekh is an award-winning business relationship advisor, international speaker and 9-time #1 International bestselling author and a message muse who has had great success with authors, super achievers, coaches, entrepreneurs, and speakers.

Don Vaughan    Will Write for Money

Donald Vaughan has made his living with words for more than 40 years, and has worked as a full-time freelance writer since 1991. During that time he has published more than 2,000 articles and columns

Donna  Steele  Love, Romance and Writers

Donna writes science fiction, paranormal and small-town romances about women coming into their strength and having the courage to find and accept love.

Drew Becker  Will Write for Money

He has written five books and also been published in Writer’s Digest, The Original Relocation GuideBusiness LeaderCarolina News WireTriangle Business Connections, ESPThe Denver Post and The Rocky Mountain News.

Elton Benjamin   Book Prosperity

Elton’s career spans over 20+ years and includes skills sets from graphic design, marketing, branding strategist, video production, to illustrator and animation.

Jennifer Delamere  Love, Romance and Writers

Jennifer Delamere writes romantic historical fiction set in Victorian England. Her novels
have won numerous accolades, including a starred review from Publishers Weekly,
Romance Writers of America RITA® award finalist, and the Maggie Award for
Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers.

Jill Johnson Eagen    Tottlers Tweens and Teens

Jill Johnson Eagan is author and creator of Kindermonkey Learning Books. She and Kindermonkey travel to various places speaking, conducting workshops (DCDEE approved), and sharing their love of “making learning fun.”

Joe Novara     Authorship Extended (Speaking)

Joe is a Speaker, Coach and Author of the Amazon best belling book “Intentional Networking.”
Joe strongly believes in the power of relationship marketing, sales and goal setting

Larry Perkins    Write Your Legacy

Buck Seventy-Two, A Destiny of Will was born out of my attempt to write about my professional career and life. It started on the fifty-yard line of Giants Stadium, home of the New York Giants and Jets of the NFL, where I served as Vice President. By this time, I had a very successful career and I wanted to share the journey.

Laura Browning   Love, Romance and Writers

A writer of contemporary romance with twenty novels to her credit, Laura is a hybrid author. In addition to her indie publishing, she’s published with The Wild Rose Press and Kensington’s Lyrical imprint. 

Lawrence Harte    Book Prosperity

Lawrence Harte is a tech media expert, book & magazine publisher, and author of 118+ books as of 2019. He has sold 310,000+ books worldwide and has setup and tested 100+ ways to promote and sell books ranging from traditional book distribution to customized branded book.

Mandy Pierce Howard    Will Write for Money

An award winning writer and journalist, Mandy Howard has published hundreds of articles on topics ranging from politics and religion to parenting and sports.

Margo Arrowsmith  Write Your Legacy

Margo, LCSW is an author, therapist, public speaker.   After 35 years of professional experience and 10 years of taking care of parents in her home, she wrote the book:  You Can Keep Your Parents Home:  Keep Your Life and Job, Save Your Fortune and Sanity.

Omar McCallop  Book Prosperity

Omar builds brands that are targeted towards his client’s mainstream consumers – these individuals drive the prominent culture and lead the masses to the latest product, service and cultural trends.



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