Amy Hammond is a St. Petersburg-based writer who loves to run and eat (not at the same time). She believes that forming a collegiate allegiance early in life can lead to academic success, and encourages children to do so through her five-book series, which includes: When I Grow Up, I’ll Be a Gator (Nole, Bull or Tiger) and When I Grow Up, I’m Bama Bound.
Florida-born and Florida-raised, Ariana Losch had never lived more than five miles away from the beach until she went to UCF and majored in Creative Writing (for job security purposes). Her passions include YA literature, snow cones, running out of printer ink, and pretending she can DJ.
Ellen Madden studied Communications and Women & Gender Studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She is navigating motherhood while working and celebrating life in Tampa, FL where she grew up. Ellen is a food lover and is learning the art of writing as she goes along.
Harry Martin is a gregarious nomad who hangs his hat in the Historic Kenwood neighborhood of St. Petersburg. By day he works for an interior design firm and by night is wining and dining around the bay area. He is on a constant conquest for tasty bites; attributing it to his eight years in the Pacific Northwest food scene and his love for travel. Harry has a fantastic husband, Chase, and two lovely dogs, Jack and Drake.
Kimberly Siversen Burke is a UF College of Journalism survivor and freelance writer with (redacted) years' experience in copywriting, editing and media relations. Follow Kimberly on Twitter @whiteonlyinrain
Kristie Gutierrez is a Gator alum that spends her days working in finance and her nights at home in South Tampa with her handsome husband, Greg, and their two young children. On weekends you will find them boating in the Gulf or relaxing with friends. Kristie relocated to Tampa from Brooklyn in 2014 and has since made it her mission to seek out the best restaurants in her new city.
A respected food authority, Mary Scourtes Greacen writes about chefs, restaurants and the culinary industry for a variety of publications. As a former food writer/restaurant critic for The Tampa Tribune, she is usually equipped with a camera, fork, and a bottle of Louisiana hot sauce to handle any situation. She loves to bake and thinks the four basic food groups are appetizers, desserts, barbecue and cocktails.