Cathy Castelli bounced around several critique groups until she found a home with the Tuesdays in 2010. In her more than thirty-year teaching career, she has taught both middle and high school and has spent time as a media specialist. A lover of all books, Cathy spent years reading books about writing before finally giving it a try. She is currently querying her middle grade novels while writing her next one. Cathy is the technology behind Joyce Sweeney’s online classes at www.sweeneywritingcoach.com.
Stacie Ramey has been a member of The Tuesdays since 2009. When she’s not writing, she engages in Netflix wars with her children or beats her husband in Scrabble, all while watching the Florida Gators and Penn State Nittany Lions play (Go Gators). She is the author of The Sister Pact, a contemporary realistic Young Adult novel which was named a 2016 YALSA Popular Paperback and was named one of the Pennsylvania School Librarian Association’s top 40 books of 2015. Her sophomore novel, The Homecoming, came out November, 2016. She has a contracted novel, The Secrets We Bury, due out Novemeber 2017 and a fourth novel scheduled to release November 2018. So November is obviously her favorite month! Stacie is represented by Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency. She is a board member of The Literary Cream Alliance. She lives in Wellington Florida with her husband, kids, and rescue dogs who kind of rule the house in an epic battle of wills (the Weimeraner) and physical comedy (the Lab mix) and sheer determination(the new one). You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter or visit her website. Leave a comment there and she’ll send you a virtual cup of conflict free coffee.
Mark Twain said to write about what you know. In addition to composing young adult sports novels that tackle teen issues, Faran Fagen has been a journalist for twenty years. His time as a reporter for mlb.com gives him a keen insight into baseball players at every level. He’s also a frequent contributor to South Florida Parenting, The Palm Beach Post, and SunSentinel. Faran lives in Coral Springs with his wife, Kara, and children, Spencer and Blair.
When Faran joined the Tuesday’s almost ten years ago, he didn’t know what character motivation was, still nodded his head, and Simon Cowell was upset that winner Kelly Clarkson wasn’t allowing songs from her “Breakaway” album to be used by new American Idol contestants. He’s taught high school journalism, English and computers the past thirteen years, in addition to being a summer camp director, all of which help keep him young.
His proudest accomplishments (well, sort of) are that he can recite the words to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and lay down one of the meanest bunts in all of South Florida.
Jo Butcher fled -40 degree weather to work as a critical care nurse in the urban wilds of South Florida. She’s a self-described research junkie who loves looking up everything from controlling bugs in her garden to the latest in personal development. Jo is an original Tuesday and the only one writing for adults. Her current work in progress is about a University freshman who must save himself from a murderous demon. She’s published in nursing journals and enjoys including medical detail in her stories while writing about the health and fitness of mind, body and spirit. She lives with her husband in Delray Beach. You can find more about her at JoButcher.com
Jonathan Rosen is an original member of the Tuesdays. He made sure of this, by telling them that they would have to stop holding meetings at his house unless they included him also. Jonathan is a transplanted New Yorker, who now lives with his family in sunny, South Florida. He spends his “free” time being a volunteer coach for his daughter’s softball team and a chauffeur for all his kids. Jonathan is represented by Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency and his debut novel, Night of the Living Cuddle-Bunnies, will be out in the fall of 2017. In order to meet the need for diverse books, Jonathan wants to let everyone know, that he is half-Mexican and half-American, though neither country is really willing to accept responsibility. You can also find him on FromtheMixedUpFiles.Com, The Swanky Seventeens, Twitter, Facebook and HouseofRosen.com