L. (Elle) Gianforte is an award-winning writer with experience in both the advertising and publishing arenas. Her copywriting career extends from New York to London to California, including work for a diversity of business-to-consumer clients. She is also a collaborative author, ghostwriter, and developmental editor, and several of her books have been written under the name L.G. Mansfield. The genres she has worked in include lifestyle, fashion, interior design, self-help, adoption, memoir, and food. She earned her BA degree in English from Kean University in New Jersey and attended the School of Visual Arts in New York.
L to R: Elle Gianforte, Jan Fishler
Jan Fishler began her career writing and producing informational and motivational videos. In addition to developing more than 100 corporate scripts, she produced “The Path to Publication” DVD series. Filmed at the Community of Writers Conference at Squaw Valley, the series contains advice from authors that include Amy Tan, Anne Lamott, Janet Fitch, and Mark Childress. In 2010, she self-published an adoption memoir, Searching for Jane, Finding Myself. She has written for VietNow National Magazine and The Union newspaper. She has a BS in English literature from Ohio University and an MA in educational technology from California State University, San Francisco.