Meet the Age of Conversation Authors

Picture_5 About two weeks ago, Gavin Heaton and I announced that we were going to publish an e-book called The Age of Conversation

We’re going to donate all proceeds to Variety, the Children’s Charity.  We’ve been spotlighting different chapters across the globe throughout our posts.

Then we shared that the book will be dedicated to CK and her mom, Sandra Kerley.

Of course, it was going to be an incredibly short book if only Gavin and I wrote it. So we invited all of you to join us.  To kick it off with some fire power, we started with an impressive list of confirmed authors to be sure:

Gavin Heaton
Drew McLellan
CK
Valeria Maltoni
Emily Reed
Katie Chatfield
Greg Verdino
Mack Collier
Lewis Green
Sacrum
Ann Handley
Mike Sansone
Paul McEnany
Roger von Oech
Anna Farmery
David Armano
Bob Glaza
Mark Goren
Matt Dickman
Scott Monty
Richard Huntington
Cam Beck
David Reich
Luc Debaisieux
Sean Howard
Tim Jackson
Patrick Schaber
Roberta Rosenberg
Uwe Hook
Tony D. Clark
Todd Andrlik
Toby Bloomberg
Steve Woodruff
Steve Bannister
Steve Roesler
Stanley Johnson
Spike Jones
Nathan Snell
Simon Payn
Ryan Rasmussen
Ron Shevlin
Roger Anderson
Robert Hruzek
Rishi Desai
Phil Gerbyshak
Peter Corbett
Pete Deutschman
Nick Rice
Nick Wright
Michael Morton
Mark Earls
Mark Blair
Mario Vellandi
Lori Magno
Kristin Gorski
Kris Hoet
G.Kofi Annan
Kimberly Dawn Wells
Karl Long
Julie Fleischer
Jordan Behan
John La Grou
Joe Raasch
Jim Kukral
Jessica Hagy
Janet Green
Jamey Shiels
Dr. Graham Hill
Gia Facchini
Geert Desager
Gaurav Mishra
Gary Schoeniger
Gareth Kay
Faris Yakob
Emily Clasper
Ed Cotton
Dustin Jacobsen
Tom Clifford
David Polinchock
David Koopmans
David Brazeal
David Berkowitz
Carolyn Manning
Craig Wilson
Cord Silverstein
Connie Reece
Colin McKay
Chris Newlan
Chris Corrigan
Cedric Giorgi
Brian Reich
Becky Carroll
Arun Rajagopal
Andy Nulman
Amy Jussel
AJ James
Kim Klaver
Sandy Renshaw
Susan Bird
Ryan Barrett
Troy Worman
CB Whittemore
S. Neil Vineberg

The topics are as remarkable as the authors.  These authors are going to tackle everything from community to religion, job seeking to design, sharing to television.  And just about everything in between.

In less than 1 week, we exceeded our 100 author goal and we’re off to an incredible book.&nbs p; Thanks to all of you who have decided to write a chapter, to all of you who promoted the author request and to all of you who I know will continue to help us spread the word. 

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  1. says

    Gonna rock, Drew – pretty amazing how it grows! There is bound to be some terrific writing – in words and pictures. I feel a story growing :)

  2. says

    I guess I better’d bring my “A-Game”… or go get one.

    Jeesh, that’s some fantastic company there. I’m sweating now… is anybody else feeling inexplicably hot suddenly?

  3. says

    Well, it would have been an incredible book even if only you and Gavin wrote it! I am thrilled to be part of this project and am looking forward to seeing the other entries.

    Are you thinking of doing a sneak preview of chapter titles? :-)

  4. says

    Bob,

    I know, this is a book that I cannot wait to read. So many smart, insightful writers in one place?

    It is going to be fascinating to see what you guys come up with.

    Drew

  5. says

    Tim,

    Gavin and I have been saying the same thing. This is such a powerful group of writers. How the heck did we get invited to the party?

    You are not the only author to be expressing a little trepidation about stepping up. However, I’m not worried about YOU…just me!

    Drew

  6. says

    Becky,

    We will probably tease some of the titles as we get closer to publishing. As you know, timing is everything and this is a full on product launch!

    Drew

  7. says

    Drew, what an amazing list! It looks like you did not receive my contribution, though… sent before the deadline. Should I try resending it, or is it too late?

  8. says

    Drew,

    What an honor and a delight to be part of such a meaningful project with so many others who bring meaning to conversations every day.

    Can’t wait to see the outcome…

  9. says

    Drew,

    What an honor and a delight to be part of such a meaningful project with so many others who bring meaning to conversations every day.

    Can’t wait to see the outcome…

  10. says

    CB,

    I didn’t receive anything from you — and there are some details you need before you’d send anything in.

    Let me follow up with an e-mail to you….

    Drew

  11. says

    People from other countries have to, don’t have to learn English if they want to live here

  12. says

    so many others who bring meaning to conversations every day.

  13. says

    the titles as we get closer to publishing. As you know, timing is everything and this is a full on product launch!

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