Florence de Dampierre, author of French Chic Living: Simple Ways to Make Your Home More Beautiful is a noted interior and product designer. Florence de Dampierre Design, based in NYC and Litchfield, is a leading interior design firm with an international clientele. Florence has lectured extensively across the country and has curated numerous museum exhibitions. She and her family currently reside in Litchfield.
Dr. Ramani is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology. Drawing upon her years of clinical experience, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and published research, she is masterful at taking all things psychological and making them interesting and understandable for a wide variety of audiences. She has appeared on nationally syndicated television and is the author of 2 successful books, including her latest, Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship with a Narcissist.
Courtney Maum’s book, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, has been hailed by publications from O Magazine to the Wall Street Journal and rated book of the year by Amazon, iTunes and Library Journal. Her essays have been in the New York Times best selling collections and she has co-written films screened in such festivals as Cannes and Sundance. Today, Courtney splits her time between the Berkshires, New York City, and Paris, working as a creative brand strategist, corporate namer, and humor columnist.
Susan Rebecca White is the author of the critically acclaimed novels A Place at the Table, A Soft Place to Land, and Bound South. She earned her BA in English from Brown University and her MFA in creative writing from Hollins University. She has taught creative writing at Hollins University, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and Emory University. She is also a recipient of the James Purdy prize for outstanding fiction. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.