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.
Paul Fuhr is an addiction recovery writer whose work has appeared in The Fix, AfterParty Magazine, The Literary Review and The Live Oak Review, among others. He’s the founder of Zephyr Bookshelf, an independent publishing company dedicated to recovery writing. Fuhr also created and is the co-host of “Drop the Needle,” a podcast where guests share personal stories as well as songs that remind them about specific recovery topics. Fuhr’s alcoholism memoir Bottleneck is forthcoming this year. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his family and two cats named Dr. No and Goldeneye.