Speaker Bios



Carol Fitzgerald is the President of The Book Report Network --- a group of internet sites about books and authors that have become the gathering places for a large and devoted community of booklovers since 1996. Programming is organized by demographic at Bookreporter.com, 20SomethingReads.com, Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com and by special interest at ReadingGroupGuides.com. In addition, the company's Authors on the Web division provides Website Design, Development and Marketing for authors and publishers; more than 300 websites have been built over the past 18 years.


Jerrold Fine is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has served multiple terms on its Undergraduate Executive Board and Board of Overseers. He has been a founding managing partner of a hedge fund since he was twenty-four years old. He continues to run his family’s investments while he works diligently on his next novel. He lives in Connecticut with his artist wife and a ridiculously spoiled Portuguese water dog.