Get to Know our Supporter Members

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March 5, 2021

Can you believe it is already March?  This year has been surprising and fast moving. We hear at The Author Encounter usually like to take the 5th of every month to highlight our new author members, however we thought we would change things up a bit. Starting with this article, we are going to take the 5th day of the last month of the quarter to introduce or feature our other members. This month we’re featuring our supporter members.

Supporter members are professionals who work in publishing or industries related to publishing. Our supporter members come from wide backgrounds and all support authors and the publishing industry in diverse and amazing ways. For this article, we would like to introduce them to you!


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Professional Pic of Developmental editor Stacy Juba

Stacy Juba

Stacy Juba published her first novel at age eighteen, and over the years has written sweet and sassy chick lit novels, mysteries about determined women sleuths, and entertaining books for young adults and children. She has had novels ranked as #5 and #11 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. Stacy is also a freelance developmental editor, online writing instructor, and an award-winning journalist who has published over 3,000 articles in newspapers and magazines. She is the founder of Shortcuts for Writers, and her goal is to take the writing and editing tips she learned in the trenches and simplify them for her clients and students. Her signature course, Book Editing Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Plan to Making Your Novels Publishable, empowers fiction writers to think like an editor so they can save time and money. Recently this course was included on Kindlepreneur’s newest list of Best Courses in the Industry. She also runs the Shortcuts for Writers: Editing Made Simple group on Facebook. Visit her website to sign up for her free course Line Editing Made Simple – 5 Days to More Polished Pages.

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Shay Baby

Shay Baby Excitement, energy and versatility are just a few of the characteristics you can anticipate from Shay Baby; a well-known Atlanta, Georgia entertainment personality.Shay Baby began her career as a crew member and board operator on the popular Si-Man Morning Show. Quickly becoming a well-known public personality, she became the Morning Show Producer and Co-Host at Foxie 105 FM (Columbus, GA). Shay Baby is a highly sought personality to host celebrity, LGBT, and professional events. The overall success of her career, notoriety and community sponsorship, was formally acknowledged during a commendation ceremony sponsored by the NAACP, where Shay Baby received the prestigious Humanitarian Award for Broadcasting. She is currently the Host of the Brown Book series, a YouTube series which has recently started broadcasting locally in the Boston area. The Brown book series features Romance authors from all sub genres and publishing types. The show airs Wednesday nights and tickets are a must to watch it live. Check out the latest guests here

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Chis J. Hudson

Chris J Hudson is a voice actor from Phoenix, AZ. He holds a bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Arizona. His voice has been featured in many projects and he’s acted on-screen for TV and promotional videos. Be sure to check out his many talents on voices the world’s #1 place for voice over   His past clients include CBS, the Travel Channel, Learning A-Z,, and Arizona Public Media. He is an ongoing sleep story narrator for the Wave app, and currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Hannah VanVels

Hannah VanVels is an editor, writer, and literary agent. Her life is consumed by all things books, and when she’s not working on books, she can usually be found curled up with a good book and a good cup of coffee. She earned her BA at the University of Michigan and holds MA degrees from Tel Aviv University and the University of Chicago. Hannah has worked various bookish jobs including a stint as a bookseller at Barnes & Noble, a freelance editor for scholarly and academic essays and journals, and most recently as the acquiring editor at a young adult imprint with HarperCollins Publishing.For information about Hannah VanVels check out her website

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