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Laura is a freelance writer covering education issues as well as antiques, fine homes, food and notable Delaware and Brandywine Valley events and people. An avid tennis player and passionate cook, she has recently written fitness and nutrition tips for web distribution by a national health club chain, helped design web content for a local realtor and reviewed marketing materials for a wine business. Laura lives on the Main Line with her husband and two daughters and has yet to meet a topic that doesn't interest her.
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A versatile, award-winning freelance writer, Matt has experience writing feature articles, press releases, ad copy, marketing materials, and web content. He's also an avid photographer and blogs on an eclectic range of topics-often humorous vignettes from his life. Find him at MattFreemanWriter.com.
Brian J. Kolesar Beer Writer
Bryan J. Kolesar, local to Chester County, has been writing about beer for over 10 years and maintains a blog, The Brew Lounge. The summer of 2015 brought his first published book, Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic: Best Breweries, Brewpubs & Beer Bars, to both online and physical bookstores. It's a complete 416-page guide to beer-lover's destinations of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. Find him at BrewLounge.com.
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Carol Metzker is a writer, frequent speaker, coauthor of Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn and author of Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery. Her articles in international and local print and online publications capture real-life stories to inspire and spark change. After living in Chester County as a child, Carol returned with her husband and daughters in 2001. Find her at SuccessfulOutcomes.com.
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Cooky has covered national and international show jumping for equestrian publications since 1970, and chronicled a decade of Eastern Shore life and politics during her tenure on the staff of The Kent News. Both, she insists, include equal amounts of horsing around. Cooky's holiday columns and other features have been a beloved feature in County Lines for many years.
Wil Moore Contributing Photographer
Wil Moore is a self-taught artistic photography from Detroit, now living in Pottstown. He calls himself an artistic photographer because he's an artist—with a degree in computer graphic design and fine art—who’s merged his art training with the art of photography. Serving in the armed forces gave him the opportunity to travel, and much of his subject matter stem from places he's visited. Wil has exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented by the E&S Art Gallery in Louisville. Find him at WilMoorePhotography.com.
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Andrew Seymour is a 40+ year resident of the Chester County area, who started using traditional film-based cameras in his early teen years. Since then, he has worked at such companies as Kodak, TV Guide, DuPont and IBM, as digital technologies have transformed the areas of photography, prepress and publishing info web based technologies. Andrew currently runs a consulting business in Downingtown that specializes in photography, software training and photographic restorations. Find him at ASeymour.com.
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Jack Smith has been a car buff since childhood, when his father designed auto bodies for Philadelphia's E. G. Budd Company. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Town & Country, GQ and the Robb Report, where he created the "Connoisseur at Large"column. He won three gold "Motos" for automotive travel writing.
Andrea Kiliany Thatcher Book Writer
Andrea Kiliany Thatcher earned a degree in English and journalism and began her career in newspapers before making the transition to new media. She was a member of the first generation of bloggers to earn a living on the medium, having written and edited for Shiny Media, Aigua Media, The StyleBakery Network and The Fashion Spot. Thatcher reviews and markets books for editorial, retail and publishing, with an emphasis on social media marketing. Her book The SFP LookBook: Atelier to Runway was published by Schiffer Publishing in 2015. Follow her at @shinyandrea on Twitter and Instagram.
Kayleigh Thompson Wine Writer
Kayleigh Thompson has worked in the wine industry for over six years and has earned the Certified Specialist of Wine certification from the Society of Wine Educators. She currently works as a Wine Specialist at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection store in King of Prussia. Learn more at FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com.
Timlyn Vaughan Contributing Photographer
Tim Vaughan is an artist, photographer, sign consultant, graphic and sign artist living in an 1855 farmhouse in West Chester. He’s worked with digital photography since its inception in the early 1990s. Through 25 years as founder of Elmark Graphics—a local sign, display and graphics company—photography began as a necessary business tool and progressed into an art. Tim sold that business in 2007 to pursue his photography passion and related interests. Today he owns Timlyn Vaughan Photography, specializing in fine art photography, large format and giclee printing of his own artwork and works for other Chester County artists. So many of Tim’s works—including landscapes, familiar and historic buildings—reflect a distinct West Chester/Chester County feel that he’s been called West Chester's resident chronicler. More at TimlynVaughanPhotos.com.
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William Woys Weaver, renowned food historian and cookbook writer, is Director of the Keystone Center for the Study of Regional Foods and Food Tourism. He's written 14 books, including Heirloom Vegetable Gardening and Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cooking, both of which received the Julia Child award. In addition to his many articles on heirloom gardening, seed saving and culinary ephemera, Weaver has served as contributing editor to Gourmet and Mother Jones.

 

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County Lines Magazine is a division of Valleydel Publications Inc (VPI), headquartered in West Chester, PA. Besides monthly and special issues of County Lines, VPI publishes playbills for several area theatres, including Peoples Light in Malvern, PA and Media Theatre in Media, PA. VPI is a subsidiary of Trout Run Holding Company, Haverford, PA.