Spotlighting young writers with heartfelt stories that enlighten and inspire.


David Wilk

David Wilk has worked in almost every aspect of publishing and book distribution, print and digital, in almost every subject and format, from poetry and literary fiction, photography, art, graphic novels, children’s books, to bestselling nonfiction.  He provides services to publishers and authors, and has taught publishing and writing, and appeared at book industry conferences and events. Wilk writes about books and publishing at and talks with writers and publishers at

Dave Elliott

Dave Elliott has worked on such diverse titles as A1, DEADLINE, VIZ, HEAVY METAL, 2000AD, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, TRANSFORMERS, GI JOE, THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS and DR. WHO. Dave co-founded Radical Studios where he oversaw the development and launch of Radical’s premiere comic book titles several of which were sold as film properties including Hercules, Freedom Formula and Oblivion. He recently launched the graphic novel series ODYSSEY and THE WEIRDING WILLOWS with Titan Comics.

Lorran Garrison

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Lorran Garrison was raised on the island of Guam in a quirky family made of many cultures and ethnicities. She prides herself in saying “yes and” to almost any adventure. She has a thirst for learning, and attended Santa Monica College for her Associate’s degree, UCLA for her BA in History and Spanish, the University of Barcelona in Spain for a year, Milano School of International Affairs at The New School in NYC for her Master’s in Science in Management and Urban Policy, and is currently attending Alliant International University for her Master’s of Arts in Education in School Psychology with the PPS Credential (expected graduation date May 2019). She loves to travel, eat and cook unique foods, read comic books, and advocate for those in need. Her main in Overwatch is usually Ana. She is currently located in sunny Southern California and you will usually find her in long conversations with strangers about their dreams and how to achieve them.