Adrienne Barbeau

Adrienne began her career on the Broadway stage, first playing Tevye’s second daughter, Hodel, in Fiddler on the Roof, and then winning a Theatre World Award and Tony nomination for her creation of Betty Rizzo in the original Broadway production of Grease. The hit series Maude provided her move to television, as Bea Arthur’s daughter, Carol. Since then, she has made more than 450 film and television appearances. She spent nine months portraying Suzanne Stanwyck on General Hospital and was often seen as Oswald’s mom on The Drew Carey Show. Currently, she is portraying Victoria Grayson’s (Madeline Stowe) mother on ABC’s hit series Revenge. Movie fans know her best for her performances in The Fog, Escape From New York, Creepshow, Swamp Thing, Back to School, and Cannonball Run. Her recent films include Reach for Me, with Seymour Cassell and Alfre Woodard, and the award winning “zombie film” Alice Jacobs is Dead.  She can currently be seen in the Academy Award Best Picture film Argo. Off-camera, she is the author of a best-selling memoir and witty romantic thrillers Vampyres of Hollywood and Love Bites.

Carrie Bedford

After winning the Greater London Essay Competition in her teens, Carrie has spent a lifetime writing for pleasure and business. Over the last thirty years, she has published articles in technology and business journals, served as editor for a magazine publisher, and more recently co-owned and managed a Silicon Valley public relations firm. She has an Honors degree in English Language and Literature from Manchester University in England.

Carrie grew up in London and has lived in Switzerland, France, Spain and Italy. An enthusiastic traveler, she draws on her experiences in her writing. She wrote her debut novel, Nobilissima, while living in Italy, where she researched the life and times of the Empress Placidia. The Aura is set in London and Florence.  She now lives in California with her husband, their two daughters, two yellow labs and a calico cat who assists in edit cycles by taking random walks on the keyboard.