Meet the authors of Paperclip Publishing!
Urban Stewart was born and raised in the FLDS community of Colorado City, Arizona. One of 25 children, dropped out of the 4th grade to start working full time in construction. Urban left home at 14 years old because he no longer believes in the religion he was born into.
Working full time in Nevada, Utah, and Arizona until age 16, when the state of Arizona got involved and required him to relocate to Phoenix, Arizona. His father and his father's second wife dropped him at a group home in a City that he had only driven through with the clothes on his back and a 4th-grade education. For the next two years, every day was a cultural shock, and an opportunity to figure out who he was as an individual.
Nine years later Urban is an advocate for youth empowerment, civic education, religious freedom, and personal transformation. Graduated with dual bachelor's degrees in business from WP Carey School of Business.
Lovern J. Gordon
Lovern Gordon is the Founder of Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. (LLN) which promotes awareness around domestic violence (DV), via its initiatives and helps bridge the gap between DV shelters and communities they serve.
She used two back to back pageant wins as a platform to increase awareness in 2010 and the following year…LLN was formed. She conducts DV Workshops and hosts events that raise thousands of dollars to benefit DV shelters worldwide.
She has appeared on numerous television shows including CBS This Morning, NBC’s This is New England, WHDH’s Urban Update, CBS’s Centro Boston, ABC‘s Cityline, Reelz’s Security Brief TV, and BNN’s Common Ground.
Radio includes: The Boston Podcast, Women’s Wellness Podcast, 97.7fm‘s The Beat of Boston, and WEZE’s 590AM Voice of Reason
Print includes features for Huffington Post, Enterprise News, Baystate Banner, Boston Voyager Magazine, The Story Exchange, #SheWins Book, and social media ‘Heroes Among Us’ recognition from Boston Celtics.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved to write, draw and paint. In second grade, her first somewhere along the way, she lost her voice and stopped writing, falling into the grasp of the world’s version of what she should be, instead of what she could be. One day a still small voice whispered into her ear, it’s time to write again, and soon the book, The Secret Messages of Birthmarks was born.
Inspiring, bubbly, & straightforward, Stacee Magee is a thought-provoking speaker, entrepreneur, author, and part-time philosopher. With two patents to her name, a degree in animation, and running a successful Children’s product company, Boingo Baby, she is a serial entrepreneur. After being asked to mentor others in their business, she discovered a love for coaching and is now a certified Life Coach and Reiki Master. When she is not inspiring others, you can find her on hikes in the desert with her seven kids, holding her husband’s hand as they explore life together.
Brooke has been a creator and entrepreneur since she was young. She loved reading and books at a young age, sometimes going through a book a day from her love of reading. Spending time writing poetry and music on the piano in her free time and wrote her first book in middle school called Charlies Life.
She was always fiercely independent and always seeking new opportunities.
With her love of animals and caring for people, she became a nurse early on in life and then went on to receive her Masters and became a Nurse Practitioner over 11 years ago. She is now a CEO and runs a healthcare company that brings healthcare to the elderly and disabled. She wanted to go back to her roots and creative side to help create Paperclip as well as with one of her best friends of 27 years who loves to create as much as her. She enjoys spending time with her children and family at home when she is not developing some new ideas, books, or discovering new authors.