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Jude Southerland Kessler
Renowned Beatles writer and John Lennon expert Jude Southerland Kessler is author of the nine-volume historical narrative The John Lennon Series. She tours the United States speaking to civic groups, book clubs and social organizations. She is the host of the weekly John Lennon Hour radio show on BlogTalkRadio, and is a regular guest speaker at the Fest for Beatle Fans across America. She also writes on Lennon for Rebeat magazine, TheFest.com, and DoYouRemember.com. In 2014, Kessler was a featured presenter at the “International Beatles Symposium” at Penn State, Altoona, as well as the University of Pennsylvania Beatles Symposium. She has also been a part of the invitation-only "Authors and Artists" symposium at The Beatles at the Ridge festival for the past four years, and was their “Featured Author” (alongside Beatles journalist and historian Ivor Davis) for both 2015 and 2016. In April 2016, Kessler served as co-chair of the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's Beatles Symposium.

Kessler currently resides in Monroe, Louisiana with her husband Rande. You can connect with her on:
Twitter@JudeKessler
Blog: TheFest.com/blog
Instagramjohnlennonseries



Kenneth Womack
Kenneth Womack, PhD, is a world renowned authority on the Beatles and their cultural influence. An award-winning American fiction writer and literary critic, he serves as Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University in New Jersey, where he is also a Professor of English.

He is the author of three novels and editor of numerous volumes of literary and cultural criticism, as well as the author of several books on the Beatles, including Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles and The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four. His latest, Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years: 1926-1966), was published September 1, 2017. He also writes a bi-weekly column for the Huffington Post entitled, Everything Fab Four.

Kenneth Womack's books are available on Amazon. You can connect with him on:
Twitter: @KennethAWomack
Facebook: Kenneth Womack
Website: KennethWomack.com
Newsletter: Everything Fab Four


Jim Berkenstadt

Dubbed the “Rock And Roll Detective” by his clients, Jim Berkenstadt has spent a lifetime researching, writing and consulting in pop music history. His books on the unreleased recordings of The Beatles (Black Market Beatles) and the making of Nirvana’s seminal album Nevermind (Nirvana: Nevermind – Classic Rock Books) are critically acclaimed. Berkenstadt has released a Best Seller entitled The Beatle Who Vanished, which along with his other books, have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Permanent Library and Archives. The Beatles book is the true story of Beatles deputy drummer Jimmie Nicol, who briefly took over for Ringo Starr before vanishing.
Berkenstadt has served as a consultant to The Beatles, George Harrison, The Traveling Wilburys, the band Garbage, Producer Butch Vig, Maria Elena Holly (Mrs. Buddy Holly), and many international record labels. He is currently the co-star of two pop culture TV series on the Reelz Channel: Celebrity Legacies and Celebrity Damage Control.
Jim Berkenstadt's books are available on Amazon. You can connect with him on:
Twitter@RockDetective
Facebook: Rock And Roll Detective (R)
Website: rockandrolldetective.com
Instagram@rockandrolldetective


Lanea Stagg
Lanea Stagg is author of the Recipe Records cookbook series, as well as the “kid-dult” book about dealing with loss, Little Dog in the Sun. The original Recipe Records book was written by Stagg with her best friend and co-author, Maggie McHugh. After the unexpected death of McHugh, Stagg continued with their dream of a rock ‘n’ roll cookbook series. The author gives programs to civic and other groups for each of her books, as well as conducting cooking classes for children and hosting a radio show on BlogTalkRadio. She was a featured cast member in Evansville, Indiana's inaugural production of the nationally-acclaimed "Listen To Your Mother Show,” and has been a part of the invitation-only "Authors and Artists" symposium at The Beatles at the Ridge festival for the past four years. 

Stagg currently resides in Southern Indiana where she and her husband raise their eight children. You can connect with her on:
Twitter: LaneaStagg
Instagram: Lanea Stagg



Kit O'Toole
Renowned Chicago-based writer and music journalist, Dr. Kit O’Toole, is the author of Songs We Were Singing: Guided Tours Through the Beatles’ Lesser-Known Tracks and Michael Jackson FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of Pop. In addition to her two books, O’Toole is also a longtime contributing editor for Beatlefan magazine, reviewer and “Deep Beatles” columnist for Something Else Reviews, the “DeepSoul” columnist for Blinded by Sound, a frequent contributor to Cinema Sentries, and a regular speaker at The Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago and New York and the Beatles at the Ridge festival in Walnut Ridge, AR. O’Toole has also presented at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, and written chapters for several academic collections. Her next authored book, Soul Searching: Buried Treasures of R&B, Soul, Dance, and Hip-Hop, is forthcoming in 2018. She holds a doctorate in Instructional Technology.

Kit O'Toole's books are available on Amazon. You can connect with her on:
Twitter: @kitotoole
Facebook:  Kit O’Toole
Website: kitotoole.com




Donovan Day
Up-and-coming writer Donovan Day is author of the novel Get Back, a fast-paced fantasy that intertwines the Beatles’ heyday with today's world. The book is geared for Young Adults, though the story has elements that would appeal to readers from millennials to baby boomers. Furnished with plenty of Beatles references, the time-traveling tale sets out on the theme of its subtitle: “Imagine…Saving John Lennon.”

Day attended Columbia University, where he studied creative writing. His short stories have appeared in several literary journals. A native of Oxford, Mississippi, he splits his time between his hometown and New York City. He is a longtime fan of The Beatles, having inherited his grandfather's taste in rock ‘n’ roll.        

Get Back is available on Amazon. You can connect with Donovan Day on:
Twitter: @donovanday18
Facebook:  Donovan Day
Instagramdonovanday18




Aaron Krerowicz
Despite being born 15 years after the band broke up, Krerowicz is the United States of America's only full-time professional Beatles music scholar. He won a research grant through the University of Hartford in 2011 to study The Beatles, and has since presented his findings through more than 150 presentations at libraries, universities, continuing education programs, and community centers throughout the USA and England.

His first Beatles book, The Beatles & The Avant-Garde, was published in late 2014; his second, The Beatles: Band of the Sixties, was released as a Kindle ebook in April 2015; his third, From The Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America, was released in early June 2015; and his fourth, Days in the Life, was released August 1, 2016.

Aaron Krerowicz's books are available on Amazon. You can connect with him on:
Twitter@AaronKrerowicz
Website: AaronKrerowicz.com
Instagram: AaronKrerowicz




Jerry Hammack
Jerry Hammack is an American audio engineer, producer and author. A graduate in Fine Art with a BFA from Pacific Lutheran University, he has spent his professional career making a lasting mark in areas ranging from graphic design and manufacturing to high tech, though his true love has always remained music. He has spent the last near decade researching and writing his four-volume exploration of The Beatles recorded catalogue, The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals. Jerry lives happily with his wife on the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto, Canada.

You can connect with Jerry on:
Twitter@beatles_ref_man
Facebook: The Beatles Recording Reference Manual
Website: BeatlesRecordingReferenceManuals.com


DJ Toby Chicago
Born and raised in Chicago, Toby has been a Beatlemaniac since 1963, “is always 17 in her heart,” and is proud of it! It’s because of Ringo Starr that she became a drummer, and has been performing in garage and semi-professional bands since the mid-1960s, always specializing in music with an emphasis on Beatles and other British Invasion bands. 

In radio off and on since the late 1970s, Toby was best known as “The Monday Night Trivia Lady” on a major Pacific Northwest (USA) AM radio station with her specialty in – you guessed it – The Beatles! She transitioned to Internet radio in 2013 and is very happy to be with a major presence in that industry, Bumps Radio England, the flagship station of England’s Kingfisher Radio Family. 

You can connect with Toby on:
Twitter: @TobyChicago
Facebook: Toby Chicago
Station Website: KingFisher-Radio.com




Jay Kelly
Jay Kelly is a home-schooled and self-taught artist. He passed his college course in cartooning at London Art College with a Diploma of Distinction in under seven months at the age of only 15. He is a fan of the 1960s and particularly The Beatles, which is heavily reflected in his art.

Jay's art media include: Acrylics on canvas, hand-drawn illustrations, caricature, portraiture, graphic design and acrylic paintings on guitars.

Contact 910PR for a quote on Jay's artwork. You can connect with him on:
Twitter@JayKelly_ART
Facebook: Jay Kelly Art
Instagram: JayKellyArt


Marti Edwards & Joe Carroccio
Marti Edwards, founder of the Chicagoland Beatle People Fan Club in the 1960s, and her friend, Joe Carroccio, are co-authors of the book, 16 in ’64: The Beatles & The Baby Boomers.

Edwards, a lifelong music fan, had the thrilling experience of meeting The Beatles in 1964 and presenting them with an honorary plaque from her fan club. Wanting to share her story and photos from the event with other people, it was suggested she write a book. With the help of Carroccio, she did just that.

Both Carroccio and Edwards now reside in Arizona, where Joe gives local presentations, sponsored by 16 in ’64, on “The Great Music Transition of the ‘60s” as well as doing book signings with Marti. Their book is available on Amazon Kindle, or in paperback from their website: www.16in64.com

You can connect with Marti and Joe on Facebook: 16 in '64, The Beatles and The Baby Boomers



Terri Whitney
From a young age, Terri Whitney had two strong passions: music (The Beatles in particular) and writing poetry. With encouragement from family and friends, she combined the two and started writing poems about how The Beatles’ music has affected her life. She now shares her memories in her first book, “Any Rhyme At All.”


Terri resides in a small town outside of Grand Rapids, MI, where she also works as an accounting specialist. She continues to write and enjoy The Beatles every day. You can connect with her on:
FacebookThe Rockin' Rhymer
WebsiteTheRockinRhymer.com



Youngerman Art
British art house Youngerman consists of brothers Ivan and Ed Chapman. Youngerman's ties to Beatles culture run deep, as Ivan and Ed’s mother, a distinguished artist in her time, attended Liverpool Art College with John Lennon. From Manchester in the north west of England, both Chapman brothers are pop culture enthusiasts whose artwork reflects an edgy, contemporary twist on retro images and ideas.

Youngerman's media include originals on canvas, and the latest technology for printing on glass as low-edition wall art and tables in all styles. Their work is for sale online, and they also accept commissions. You can connect with Youngerman on:
Twitter: @youngermanart
Website:
youngerman-art.com



Campfire Network
The Campfire Network is an interactive educational collective that offers entertaining audible adventures through their website. Some of their higher-profile tour offerings are those of former Beatles’ homes, including the gardens and recording studios of John Lennon, George Harrison, and many other famous musicians and creative people.

The Campfire Network also consults with, produces for, and partners with: educational institutions, organizations for the visually impaired, entertainment designers, producers of film, TV and video, publishers, cultural attractions, and both private and public museums. You can connect with them on: