Jim Beach is an experienced author, broadcaster, educator, and entrepreneur. Jim’s first book, “School for Startups” (McGraw-Hill, 2011) was a top-ten title on Amazon, and his small business radio show, School for Startups Radio, airs on 16 AM/FM stations across the United States and online. He wrote Free Radio & Podcast Marketing In 30 Minutes (June, 2018) with Rachel Lewyn.
Shannon Combs-Bennett (Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes) is an author, researcher, and lecturer. She is a frequent contributor to Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University, serves as the Creative Director for The In-Depth Genealogist, and is the founder of T2 Family History. Shannon is also a staff genealogist at the National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century in Washington, DC.
Robert Duchnik (jQuery Plugin Development In 30 Minutes) is an experienced full-stack web developer with over ten years of experience. Duchnik is also the author of the Websanova blog where he writes about web development and hosts a myriad of popular open source jQuery plugins.
Michael J. Epstein
Michael J. Epstein (Crowdfunding Basics In 30 Minutes) is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, writer, musician, and scientist. His work has been featured in TIME, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, SPIN, CURVE, Famous Monsters, and Fangoria. Michael’s feature films TEN, Magnetic, and Blood of the Tribades were all funded using Kickstarter.
Tim Fisher (Windows 8 Basics In 30 Minutes) is a full-time freelance writer and is About.com’s PC Support expert. Prior to freelancing, he worked in every aspect of the technology world, including support, training, installation, documentation, and sales. Tim’s Windows expertise goes back more than two decades, and includes major Windows releases such as Windows 95, Windows 98, XP, Vista, Windows Server, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
Shiao-jang Kung (Easy Chinese Recipes In 30 Minutes) was born in Taiwan, and grew up learning traditional Chinese cooking from both her mother, a native of southern Taiwan, and father, a native of Sichuan Province, China, whose parents operated a popular noodle shop.
Ian Lamont is an award-winning technology journalist and the founder of i30 Media Corp. He has written for more than a dozen online and print publications, including the BBC World Service, Computerworld, and The Economist Intelligence Unit. He is the author of Twitter In 30 Minutes, Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, and Personal Finance For Beginners In 30 Minutes.
Dr. J. Thomas Lamont
Dr. J. Thomas Lamont (C. Diff In 30 Minutes) has served as Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 1996, and was GI Division Chief at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston from 1996 to 2012. He currently serves as Associate Editor for GI and Liver Diseases at the New England Journal of Medicine, and as Editor-in-Chief for Gastroenterology for UpToDate in Medicine.
Rachel Lewyn (Free Radio & Podcast Marketing In 30 Minutes) studies anthropology at Emory University in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. A former producer for School for Startups Radio, she handled all aspects of screening potential guests and coordinating interviews. As a contributing writer for FanBolt.com, Rachel was responsible for creating search-optimized news articles about cinema, television, and pop music.
Angela Rose (LinkedIn In 30 Minutes and Microsoft Word In 30 Minutes) writes about careers, healthcare, business, craft beer, biotechnology, food and a plethora of additional topics for print and digital publications, small business and other clients around the world.
Derek Slater (Online Content Marketing In 30 Minutes and Content Marketing: Recycling & Reuse) is the content director of Ready State digital marketing in Palo Alto, California. He is also the founder of Content Informatics, which helps marketers and content creators use online data sources to drive content creation, presentation, re-purposing, and performance enhancement.