By LC Coleman
By LC Coleman
Kate Torgovonick is a freelance
journalist and first-time author. After spending much of her childhood in
she moved to
New York City
There she was editor-in-chief of the Barnard
Bulletin. Since graduation, she has had a litany of jobs ranging from
writer of spam emails to associate editor at Jane magazine. In 2006, she left
Jane magazine to research her book, Cheer!
which chronicles the journey of three squads through the world of completive
cheerleading. Currently, she is the editor-at-large Dame magazine where she writes cover and feature articles about
entertainment and pop culture.
Theo Gangi was born and raised on
Upper West Side
He received his Bachelor’s degree from
and his Master’s degree from
’s MFA Writing Program. Growing
up, Gangi's father worked for prison reform and through the eyes of his father,
he became aware at an early age of discrepancies in different people’s quality
of life. "As a kid growing up in
during the 70's and 80's, I only really know the urban environment," says
Gangi. "The culture I saw was that of the urban-savvy people. It was a far
from what you have today."
While in college he became the
mentee of best-selling author Madison Smartt Bell.
was the one who encouraged Gangi get a
Master of Fine Arts degree. Gangi took his advice. He returned to the city of
his birth, attended
and earned his
MFA. His writing has appeared in The
Review, The Columbia Spectator and The
Sampler. His articles and reviews have appeared in The San Francisco
Chronicle, Mystery Scene Magazine, Crimespree Magazine, 3AM
Magazine and Crucial Minutiae.com, where he has a weekly column. He
recently wrote a book entitled Bang Bang.
Mr. Gangi currently teaches writing at
Mary Choteborsky graduated from
in 2003. She currently works at
Random House's Crown Publishing imprint. Coteborsky was
recently promoted to the newly created position of associate publishing
manager/associate editor at Crown. Choteborsky, who recently acquired Chasing
the American Dream by reporter Michael Barone and a book on David Beckham
by SI writer Grant Wahl, will continue to acquire nonfiction titles.
The Crown Publishing Group is a
subsidary of Random House Publishing, the world's largest publishing
house. The group was founded 1933 and today it is well
known for the broad scope of its publishing program which prints
original fiction and non-fiction works. Crown publishing claims a
"savvy selection of authors and books and [equally] aggressive
efforts to market them."