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Adriana Trigiani is a bestselling author of 20 books of fiction and nonfiction, including her latest, The Good Left Undone, an instant New York Times bestseller, Book of the Month pick and People’s Book of the Week. Her work is published in 38 languages. An award-winning playwright, filmmaker, television writer and producer, Trigiani wrote and directed the major motion picture of her debut novel, Big Stone Gap, and the adaptation of her novel Very Valentine. She also directed and produced the movie Then Came You. Trigiani grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she co-founded The Origin Project, an in-school writing program serving over 2,500 students in Appalachia. She lives in New York City with her family.
Stand-up comic, producer, director and screenwriter Cathryn Michon has written for all of the films made from the novels of W. Bruce Cameron — her husband — including A Dog’s Purpose; A Dog’s Journey; and A Dog’s Way Home. She is currently writing the screenplay for a fourth, A Dog’s Promise. She produced, directed and co-wrote Cook Off! — in which she also stars alongside Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone and Wendy McLendon-Covey — and co-wrote and directed Muffin Top: A Love Story, in which she stars with David Arquette, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Retta. A former member of Chicago’s Second City, Michon is the author of the memoir The Grrl Genius Guide To Life.
W. Bruce Cameron is the award-winning No. 1 New York Times and No. 1 USA Today bestselling author of 30 books, including the A Dog’s Purpose series; A Dog’s Way Home; The Dogs of Christmas; and the Kirkus Award-nominated Repo Madness series. With upwards of 14 million books in print, Cameron is the top-selling author of dog books globally. His books have been translated into more than 60 languages and published in 31 countries. A Dog’s Purpose, A Dog’s Journey and A Dog’s Way Home are now major motion pictures.
I wrote down what I thought were key takeaways for each session, but because everyone attended this talk and all were attentive, I picked out little asides that were said instead to fill this page.
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