James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Richard DiLallo is an American author and former vice president and executive creative director of DDB Worldwide, a marketing communications network. He is best known for his coauthoring Alex Cross's Trial with bestselling author James Patterson. He has also published articles in the magazines Glamour, Brides, and America. He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife.
Dylan Baker's first audiobook recording was for The Grapes of Wrath, which subsequently won both Audie and Earphones Awards. He has since narrated several audio books, including Tom Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons, Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, and Michael Lewis's Flash Boys. In 2002, he won an Audie Award for Abridged Fiction for Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections. He has appeared in numerous films including Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Kinsey, Head of State, Thirteen Days, and Happiness. Baker was nominated for a Tony Award for his Broadway performance in La Bete, and he won an Obie Award for his performance in the 1986 play Not About Heroes. His television credits include guest appearances on The Practice, Law & Order, and The West Wing. Baker earned his B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University and a Masters in Fine Arts from Yale's School of Drama.
Dr. Shawn Andrews is a professional speaker and organizational consultant. She is a frequent contributor to the publications of the Association for Talent Development, Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network, and Training Industry. She is also the Diversity & Inclusion columnist for Training Industry magazine. Dr. Andrews serves as adjunct professor at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, and teaches courses on Organizational Behavior and Diversity in Organizations. Her specific areas of focus include Organizational Leadership, Learning & Development, Talent Management, and Diversity & Inclusion. With over two decades of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, Dr. Andrews has helped thousands of leaders improve and develop using presentations, workshops, coaching, and psychological instruments. She is a certified practitioner for EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 Model, Insights Discovery Colors, and Blanchard's Situational Leadership. She holds an Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, an M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University, and a B.A. degree in Psychology from University of California, Irvine. She serves on advisory and editorial Boards of Directors, and is founder and CEO of Andrews Research International. Dr. Andrews currently resides in Orange County, California.