Karen Hawkins is a recovering mainstream media reporter who wants to thank her former boss for naming the online magazine she's always wanted to start when he called her “Rebellious” for taking too many weekends off. When she isn't instigating a media Rebellion, she's thanking her lucky starlets she no longer works weekends.
Claire Bushey is a freelance journalist in Chicago, managing editor at Rebellious and That Drunk American Girl for an entire Greek island.
Alicia Sowisdral is a music lover, movie lover and book lover with a critical eye and a feminist heart. An interdisciplinary artist and educator, when opportunities arise Alicia finds herself a writer, editor, performer, radio DJ, and cultural commentator, particularly on pop culture and the media. She blogs about such things at PopGoesAlicia and is a regular contributor at Love YA Lit.
Jessica Vealitzek is a former political communications director, exhibit writer, and reporter who was recently certified to teach high school English. As such, she is now raising her two young children at home while writing her first novel. She holds a BA in American Studies from Lake Forest College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Roosevelt University. She also holds her one-year-old much of the time. Her blog, True STORIES, can be found at www.jessicavealitzek.com.
Lisa Weidenfeld has moved back and forth between Illinois and Massachusetts four times in the last 10 years. Obviously, this means she likes her politicians crooked and her baseball to be of the Sox variety. Her main form of rebellion in her teenage years was not doing her math homework. Look out, world! Now her rebellions take the form of raging against an annoyingly male-focused entertainment industry. She dreams of a world where it's not that big a deal when female-dominated comedies are really funny and successful.
Melanie Coffee is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of daily journalism experience with The Associated Press as an editor and reporter. She is now freelancing in Chicago, where she covers social issues, health and education. She’s also known in the blogosphere as She’sWrite, and her blog is http://sheswrite.net, where she talks about anything and everything and nothing at all. She’s a mom of two curly haired, sassy boys, wife of a crazy Norwegian and copious consumer of red wine.
Amanda Motyka is a housing provider by day and an undercover rebel writer at night. She likes spending the weekends with her man, her dog and a cold one.