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Who We Are

Hosprings is the creation of Pamela Redmond Satran, with contributions by a host of other writers, designers, and musicians. They are:

Main story
The author of five novels, coauthor of ten baby-name books, and the writer of the New York Times bestselling humor book How Not To Act Old, Pamela Redmond Satran is the creator and developer of and writes the main narrative. A columnist for Glamour and a frequent contributor to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post, Satran is also a developer of nameberry. For more, go to her author site, And read her blog on creating Ho Springs to hear more about where she got this great idea.

Taryn’s Little Black Book
Benilde Little is the bestselling author of four novels, including Good Hair and Who Does She Think She Is?. Little has also been an editor for Essence and a reporter for People. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Allure, and numerous anthologies.

Cora’s Kitchen
A former restaurant owner and caterer, Susan Sherrill Axelrod now writes about food as often as she cooks. The food and entertainment editor at (201) Magazine, she also contributes food and lifestyle features to boho, and together with her husband, photographer Ted Axelrod, publishes a blog, Spoon & Shutter. The Axelrods live in Montclair, N.J. with Susan’s teenage son.

Jimmie Sue Fallon’s Futureama
When not reading the tarot for the denizens of Ho Springs, Debbie Galant is running, the hyperlocal blog she founded in 2004, or churning out novels. Her third novel, “Cars from a Marriage,” comes out in April.

Juliette’s Secret Diary
Danielle Miksza is a Creative Writing student attending New Jersey City University in her hometown of Jersey City. Danielle is the intern of the popular baby naming website and the assistant of How Not to Act Old author Pam Satran. Danielle enjoys writing—from poetry to nonfiction—and is currently working on her own novel.

Website Design
In addition to running her freelance web & graphic design business, Katie Mancine is a photographer, painter (BFA, Montlcair State University) and renowned traveler. Her 2008 road trip across the United States is documented via photographs, videos, and writing –all shared with the world on her blog, Wanderful. Presently, Katie is tarrying from the road in Massachusetts, where everyone has wicked awesome accents. Contact Katie via email at

Web Implementation
Although Dennis Tobenski is first and foremost a composer of concert music, he moonlights as a web designer. Dennis is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Tobenski-Algera Concert Series, which is devoted to the presentation and promotion of new music by young and emerging composers, an active vocalist, and is currently conducting research to write the official biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici. Find out more at:

Ted Axelrod is an editorial photographer who especially enjoys photographing people, food and booze. The former photo editor and lead photographer for a group of New Jersey-based lifestyle magazines, he now freelances full-time for a variety of publications and corporate clients. See his work at