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IMG 5967 Karrine Steffans

Karrine Steffans is the New York Times best selling author of five titles: Confessions of a Video Vixen, The Vixen Diaries, The Vixen Manual, Satisfaction, and How to Make Love to a Martian published by Harper Collins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, USA, and Steffans Publishing Enterprises, respectively.

The author and her books have been featured on shows hosted by the likes of Paula Zahn, Donny Deutsch, Tyra Banks, Bill O’Reilly, Geraldo Rivera, Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, and the queen of daytime herself, Oprah Winfrey. Quite accidentally, the author also contributed satirical editorial to HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.   

Fox Television Studios has optioned The Vixen Manual, as well as Confessions of a Video Vixen, and the author enjoys a new career as creator and executive producer of both scripted, hour-­‐long, television projects via her development deals with the studio giant.

In October 2013, the author partnered with BenBella Books and published Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Vixen: Ten Years Later in June 2015. Currently, the author resides in Los Angeles.

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Michael Morton

Michael Morton earned his bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering at Florida A&M University. He graduated with honors while serving as President of the Student Body Senate and two consecutive terms as President of the Alpha Xi Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity incorporated.

After being convicted of hazing in 2006, Michael was sentenced to two years in Florida state prison. In 2008, the state supreme court overturned the conviction. Morton went on to intern at NASA Kennedy Space Center as an engineer on the Space Shuttle Program and subsequently earned a graduate fellowship to attend Rutgers University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering in 2009.

Michael believes in the principle of “paying it forward” and works to inspire others through action. He serves on the Board of Directors for Pentorship, an educational products company that provides skills-based training to incarcerated persons. Morton also sits on the Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering advisory council for the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. He actively volunteers with Junior Achievement and served 2 years as a board member of the New Jersey INROADS alumni association, an organization dedicated to  developing and placing talented underserved youth in business and industry, and preparing them for corporate and community leadership.

Michael began his career in the Global Operations Leadership Development Program at Johnson & Johnson, where he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, logistics, project management, and customer relationship management. He is currently a Supply Chain Manager for J&J’s pharmaceutical business; managing several brands in North America that generate over $6 billion in revenue. 

Michael is a passionate about education, family, and fitness. You will often find him with his daughter at the library reading books or playing chess. In his free time, he is busy training for and competing in triathlons. Michael and his daughter currently reside in New Jersey. 


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