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Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.
Recent Articles
  • Trolls World Tour Digitally Released this Friday!
  • Experience Coachella From the Comfort of Home
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Top Senior Adventures Blog Linda's mission is to experience as many beautiful places on our planet as she can before they are no more. Travel tales relating her experiences while kayaking, horseback riding, sailing, birding and hiking about the globe have appeared in numerous national magazines. She had great fun collecting travel stories, and profiles of people she met in “naturally high places” for her book, Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler’s Tales. Go to LostAngelAdventures.com for more adventures.
Recent Articles
  • Linda Ballou Shares How to Make Travel Writing Work for You AND Get Great Trips for Free
  • Too Many Elephants in the Room!!
  • In Which Linda Ballou Shares Part Two of Her Recent ‘Deep Dive Down Under’ ~ Including Palm Cove, Daintree Forest and Sydney
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Tim Brennan Movie Critic
Tim has been alarmingly enthusiastic about movies ever since childhood. He grew up in Boulder and, foolishly, left Colorado to study Communications in Washington State. Making matters worse, he moved to Connecticut after meeting his too-good-for-him wife. Drawn by the Rockies and a mild climate, he triumphantly returned and settled down back in Boulder County. He's written numerous screenplays, loves hiking, and embarrassed himself in front of Samuel L. Jackson. True story.
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  • Brothers
  • Girl Kills World
  • Ain’t Love Grand?
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Steve Couch is a comedian/musician that has performed stand-up comedy in places like Dangerfield's and Catch a Rising Star in New York City and has worked as a musician throughout the US and overseas in national touring acts, including the Chubby Checker Show. He now tours the Midwest doing stand up and performing musical comedy songs about yard work, Christmas, complaining, and the general strangeness of life.
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  • Couchtoons Commercial!
  • CouchToons – Safety Public Service Announcement
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Ryan Franks has been into comics for as long as he can remember. He first started collecting back in 1993.  It didn't become an obsession until 2009, but still remains one...
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  • How Far Is Too Far In Comics?
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Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.
Recent Articles
  • Introducing… The Video You Deserve: The Greatest Music Video Of All Time!
  • Shots To The Heart: Episode 4: Spicy Nuggs
  • Shots To The Heart: Episode 3: Countess Bathory
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William Pepper is a playwright (New Ground Theatre, Augustana Playwrights Festival), very occasional actor (Playcrafters), blogger, author (In the St. Nick of Time) and now, he's a podcaster too .
Recent Articles
  • Episode 1: Charlie Brown’s All-Stars & The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk
  • Atari Bytes – Episode 1: Yar’s Revenge
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Tristan Layne Tapscott has been dubbed the “Quad Cities’ P.T. Barnum” and although the person who initially said it meant it as an insult, he happily accepts the title.
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  • Cooking Thyme With Tristan: Captain Jack’s Caribbean Jerk Chicken
  • Cooking Thyme With Tristan: The Spaghetti
  • Cooking Thyme With Tristan: Cooter’s Cajun Chicken Pasta
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