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Anna Newell Jones is the creator of, a blog that offers scrappy, down-­to­-earth advice on getting out of debt. She is relentlessly committed to showing how getting out of debt and living a debt­-free life doesn’t have to suck, and has been featured in Forbes, Self, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and the Chicago Tribune. She and her husband own Newell Jones + Jones Photography and live in Denver, Colorado, with their young son. Her new book, The Spender’s Guide to Debt-­Free Living, is out now.

Kimberly Chou and Amanda Dell are the directors of the Food Book Fair — a festival dubbed “the Coachella of writing about food” (LA Weekly) and “Food Geek Heaven” (KCRW) — returning May 1st and 2nd for the fifth annual year at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. A reformed journalist, Kim worked at The Wall Street Journal and before turning to a professional life in and around food. Along the way, she has also fact­-checked, art modeled, styled fashion shoots, catered gallery lunch, trained as a barista, and once performed in a corps of untrained dancers in the Whitney Biennial. Amanda is a native New Yorker with over a decade of high-­end hospitality, public relations/marketing, and event experience. Her past life in restaurants has seen her guarding the guest book at such establishments as Gramercy Tavern (where she was interviewed for Grub Street‘s front­-of­-house feature on just that) and Maialino.