The Sager Group was founded in 1984 by the journalist and author Mike Sager. In 2012 it was chartered as a consortium of multi-media artists and writers, with the intent of empowering those who make art—an umbrella beneath which makers can pursue, and profit from, their craft directly, without gatekeepers. TSG designs and publishes books and eBooks; ministers to artists and provides modest grants; and produces and distributes documentary, feature, commercial, and web-based films. By harnessing the means of production, The Sager Group helps artists help themselves, artifex te adiuva.
Andrew Mayer is a veteran of newspaper, magazine, and book publishing. For nearly four decades he was chief night librarian at the Washington Post, contributing research and support for major breaking and ongoing news stories, from Watergate through the first Gulf War. Following that, he has worked as the editor/head librarian of the New York Law Publishing Company, and as an editorial researcher for US Weekly and Conde Nast Traveler. In addition, he is a teacher and tutor, and a reader for the College Board. He has edited and researched books on former vice president Spiro Agnew, the 1967 Middle East War, and the French perfume industry. He lives in Staten Island, N.Y., with his wife, a clinical social worker, and his son, who is an actor and a musician.
Jean McDonald teaches copy editing, reporting, multimedia and sports journalism at the University of Illinois’ College of Media. Previously, she was sports editor, sports writer, and director of electronic publishing and information systems at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill.
Amy E. Chadwick is an obsessive-compulsive logophile, grammatitarian, and syntaxicist. She also likes to invent words. When Chadwick is not busy saving the world from inappropriate use of the apostrophe, she enjoys visiting art galleries, drinking Canadian whisky, listening to live music, rollerskating, and getting tattooed. Sometimes all at once. She strives to live life in tempered excess.
Arthur Jay Harris is an author of investigative true crime and comedy. (Both employ the elements of surprise.) He and his work have been featured on ABC Primetime, Anderson Cooper 360, A&E’s City Confidential.
Tanya Huang is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of San Diego State University. She has been published in San Diego Magazine, Riviera, East County Magazine, SanDiego.com, Brick Road Magazine and The Daily Aztec. She lives in San Diego where she’s pursuing a career in journalism and marketing.
Bruce Kluger is a writer, editor, columnist, author, commentator and television correspondent (as well as a former TV and movie actor and Broadway playwright). Also a graphic artist, he created the logo for The Sager Group. Kluger first met Sager at Wellwood Elementary School in Baltimore, MD; they were also bunkmates at Camp Comet, in rural Pennsylvania. Kluger lives in Manhattan with his wife and two daughters.
Jamie Ballard has been writing for various publications since the age of 12. She is currently a news reporter for her college newspaper, The Daily Aztec, and an editorial assistant for Mike Sager. Additionally, Jamie is interning for Riviera Magazine. She is studying journalism and entrepreneurship at San Diego State University and plans to graduate in 2017. She hopes to someday be a writer for a travel magazine.
Kaylen Ralph is co-founder and co-editor of The Riveter, a print and online magazine that promotes longform storytelling by women for everyone. She graduated with degrees in magazine journalism and English creative non-fiction writing from the University of Missouri in August, 2013 and is currently based in Minneapolis, MN.
Joanna Demkiewicz is co-founder and co-editor of The Riveter, an online and print magazine that publishes longform journalism by women for everyone. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in magazine journalism, where she focused on gender studies while in school. She is now freelancing for Women’s eNews and is based in Minneapolis, MN.
Claire Caraska is a writer, editor and proud word nerd. She serves as copy editor for WHERE San Diego, San Diego Lawyer and Exquisite Weddings, among other publications. Claire also has covered arts and culture for KPBS-FM, San Diego CityBeat, The San Diego Union-Tribune and voiceofsandiego.org. When she’s not chasing down typos and erroneous punctuation, she can be found digging for ’60s/’70s soul, funk and rock records, which she spins for thirsty audiences at San Diego watering holes.
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