Andrew Goldstein

Publisher of SixOneSeven Books, Andrew Goldstein is the author of The Bookie’s Son.  A former Bread Loaf fellow, he has served for the past 32 years as a partner in the award-winning construction firm Thoughtforms.  Earlier, Goldstein held a variety of day jobs compatible with writing, from assistant librarian and Zamboni driver to stock broker.


Douglas Trevor

Douglas Trevor is the author of the novel Girls I Know (SixOneSeven Books, 2013) and the short story collection The Thin Tear in the Fabric of Space (University of Iowa Press, 2005). Thin Tear won the 2005 Iowa Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for the 2006 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction. His short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Glimmer Train, Epoch, Black Warrior Review, The New England Review, and about a dozen other literary magazines. He lives in Ann Arbor, where he is an Associate Professor of Renaissance Literature and Creative Writing in the English Department at the University of Michigan.

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Karen Lee Sobol

Karen Lee Sobol is a painter, printmaker and sculptor who studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and graduated from Radcliffe College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a board member of the New England Aquarium and the Institute for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School. As an advocate for the Bing Center for Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, she supports education and research and speaks regularly to share her story of healing and hope.

Karen Lee’s memoir—Twelve Weeks: An Artist’s Story of Cancer, Healing, and Hope—is illustrated with her art.

Katherine Sherbrooke

Katherine A. Sherbrooke

Katherine Sherbrooke, a graduate of Dartmouth College and Stanford University, is an entrepreneur and writer. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, their two sons, and black lab. This is her first novel. Visit her online at or @kazzese


Lynn Griffin

Lynne Griffin is the author of Sea Escape (Simon & Schuster, 2010) and Life Without Summer (St. Martin's Press, 2009). She has written a companion to Girl Sent Away, called Let's Talk About It: Adolescent Mental Health, and is also the author of the nonfiction parenting book, Negotiation Generation (Penguin, 2007). Lynne teaches family studies at the graduate level at Wheelock College and fiction writing at GrubStreet in Boston. Visit to learn more about her work or to invite her to speak at your school or book club.


Marian Thurm

Marian Thurm is the author of three other short story collections and six novels; her novel The Clairvoyant was a New York Times Notable Book. Her short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Michigan Quarterly, the Southampton Review, and many other magazines, and have been included in The Best American Short Stories, and numerous other anthologies. Her books have been translated into Japanese, Swedish, Dutch, and German. She has taught creative writing at Yale, Barnard College, the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, and in the MFA programs at Columbia University and Brooklyn College.


Michael Klassen

Michael Klassen is a marketing professor at the University of Northern Iowa, business consultant, and the author of five books and over fifty journal articles. He received his Ph.D. from Kansas State University in 1987 and since that time has spoken to audiences at national and international conferences and invited lectureships in Asia, Europe, and South America. His research has been featured on ABC 20/20, NBC News Magazine Europe/Asia, and he has appeared on Dateline NBC.


Michelle Toth

Founder and publisher of SixOneSeven Books, Michelle Toth is a member of the board of directors of Boston’s GrubStreet, one of the leading independent writing centers in the country, where she also teaches classes and seminars. She is the author of the debut novel Annie Begins. A human capital executive for a leading investment management firm, Toth is an alumna of Harvard Business School.


Sharon Bially

Sharon Bially, SixOneSeven Books’ publicist, is author of the novel Veronica’s Nap. Bially is a regular guest contributor to the award-winning blog Writer Unboxed and an instructor at GrubStreet, where she founded the Grub Self-Publishing Network. She’s an alumna of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.