Alexis Hurley started her career in 1998 at Sterling Lord Literistic, followed by Witherspoon Associates which merged into InkWell Management during its inception in 2004. Alexis works in the dual capacity of both Co-Director of Foreign Rights and Agent of domestic works in the areas of literary and commercial fiction, memoir and narrative non-fiction. She’s worked with Lena Dunham, Julie Orringer, Kathryn Schulz, Adam Grant, Blake Crouch and others at InkWell, and has spoken extensively in master classes at the New School, Taos Writer’s Conference, Grub Street and more. She is a native of the Berkshires and a graduate of Dickinson College where she received her BA in English and Art History and a minor in Italian.
Patrick Hughes studied film production at Wright State in Dayton, Ohio before getting his start as a volunteer in a small San Francisco bookstore in the fall of 1988. Since then he has worked with many interesting publishing companies, sold an impressive number of fascinating books all over the world, and written for a number of ground-breaking magazines that perished way before their time. Despite his paralyzing obsession with SF Giants baseball, Patrick is known to appear in the occasional film or organizing another bleeding-edge spoken word event. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, her daughter, two cats, and a demented french bulldog mix named Iggy. He is currently the Sales and Marketing Manager at Central Recovery Press.