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Lindsey Smith

author & publisher discussion

Lindsey Smith, known as the Food Mood Girl, is a nationally recognized author, health coach, and dynamic speaker. She has written numerous books including Food Guilt No More, Hear Me Roar, and Junk Foods & Junk Moods. Her latest release titled Eat Your Feelings will be published under St Martins Press in January 2018. Lindsey's experience in self-publishing and mainstream publishing alike make her a sought after teacher by new writers looking to publish their first book.


Beth Caldwell

marketing tools for writers

Beth Caldwell is an author, speaker and success strategist. A public relations expert, she helps her clients to elevate their presence and become respected experts and leaders in their industry. Beth is the host of a popular webTV show called Smart Leadership. She’s also the author of 7 books and a columnist for Smart Business Magazine and The Pittsburgh Business Times. She has received a number of awards, including “Top 20 Most Influential Women on LinkedIn, Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 Under 40″ award, and she was recognized recently recognized with the Pennsylvania Woman of Courage Award. Even though she’s spoken on stage with Suze Orman and works with Steve Harvey in his Global Success Institute, Beth is most fondly known and recognized for her organization Pittsburgh Professional Women, a resource organization that she started in 2004. She is the mom of two college age sons and the mischievous adolescent JJ Kitty, who likes to make regular appearances on her webinars.


Amanda Filippelli

break through writers block

Amanda began her career in publishing as a writer and associate editor for a Chicago literary magazine. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for One Idea Press, while also offering a dynamic array of freelance services. Her intimate knowledge of the publishing world and her love for creative writing make her an innovative and sought after editor, writer, and book coach. In 2017, Amanda launched Write To Heal, a series of workshops that are taught alongside Jordan Corcoran of Listen, Lucy to help writers break through their mental blocks into healing & finishing their projects.