We’re a small but intensely committed group with the shared belief that inReads fills a previously unserved, possibly unrecognized, niche in the online world. We manage the creation and curation of content to get you talking, along with the social hub where those conversations and much more can take place. Here’s a little more about us:
Michael Holstein, Executive Producer
Interested in the business side of inReads? Contact Michael.
Background: Michael is the Associate General Counsel at WETA, the nation’s third largest producer of public television content. Michael has practiced entertainment law for eight years, and inReads his first strictly on-line entity. Although he fancies himself a quick, diverse and avid reader, in recent years his two young children have dictated that most of his reading consists of books about Fancy Nancy, Pinkalicious, Spiderman and various talking animals.
Top three authors: Dennis Lehane, Tom Wolfe, Jon Krakauer.
Three books that changed your life: I haven’t (yet) found one! I hope eventually it’ll be something along the lines of “How to Win Powerball and Retire Relatively Young.”
Favorite line from a book: See above.
Favorite guilty pleasure read: US Weekly. Stars – they really are just like us!
e-Reader, yes or no: Yes – Kindle (and iPad).
Wendy Siamon, Online Producer
Cool content idea, feedback, questions, comments about the way the site works? Contact Wendy.
Background: After 25 years in corporate and small business America, Wendy is thrilled to bring her writing, editing, and web content management skills to inReads. Building on her Marketing/MIS degree from the University of Virginia (go Hoos!), Wendy worked first as a programmer and systems analyst, then switched tracks to specialize in corporate communications. Working as Director of Production for Willow Tree Media, she discovered that the web is the perfect marriage of marketing and IT in the real world, and she knew she had found home. Wendy believes she has passed her love of reading down to her son and daughter, but has to admit that iPad gets the credit for instilling it in her husband.
Top three authors: Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Tropper, Richard Russo.
Three books that changed your life: Brave New World, Jitterbug Perfume, Still Alice.
Favorite line from a book: “We all start out so damn sure, thinking we’ve got the world on a string. If we ever stopped to think about the infinite number of ways we could be undone, we’d never leave our bedrooms.” — Jonathan Tropper
Also, as I struggled to answer the previous question: “Maybe the best thing to do with favorite books is to leave them be: to achieve such exalted position means that they entered your life at exactly the right time, in precisely the right place, and those conditions can never be recreated.” — Nick Hornby
Favorite guilty pleasure read: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (all of them).
e-Reader, yes or no: Kindle, sometimes.
Tweet-worthy Bios from our Top Contributors
Bryce Wilson: An unrepentant genre junkie who still believes in the canon and holds Voice above everything but Story.
Jon Peters: A friend to books. Some of my favorites include The Brothers Karamazov and The Master and Margarita. Of course, I’ll read anything!
Lindsay King: I’m an old soul, but young at heart; a tomboy with diva tendencies, an optimist to the fullest, and ready to take the world by storm!
Lisa Marie Basile: A surrealist poet with a love for the Spanish language, intense debate, female empowerment & everything written by Lorca, Allende or Duras.
Meg Rayford: Enjoys writing about the conversion of — and the spaces in between — two of her biggest passions: technology and reading.