Rob Dircks, Goldfinch Publishing's owner and chief-everything-guy, is the Audible bestselling author of Where the Hell is Tesla?, The Wrong Unit, Don't Touch the Blue Stuff!, and he's a member of SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America). His prior work includes the anti-self-help book Unleash the Sloth! 75 Ways to Reach Your Maximum Potential By Doing Less, an illustrated children's book with his brother Dave, Alphabert! An A-B-C Adventure!. His sci-fi short stories appear on Rob's original audio short story podcast Listen To The Signal, also narrated by the author.
Dave Dircks is an illustrator and creative entrepreneur whose work has been featured in books, magazines, album art, and advertising for over thirty years. In addition to commercial art, his paintings have been exhibited in New York City and his native Long Island.
Doug Reina is a cartoonist, whose work has been published in magazines, including The New Yorker, and also with King Features Syndicate. As a young kid growing up in an artistic family, Doug's cartooning style was influenced by the artwork of Saul Steinberg, Charles Addams, Sam Gross and Robert Crumb. When he's not making cartoons, Doug makes paintings; he is an award winning artist, whose studio is based in Setauket N.Y.
“While the novelist is banging on his typewriter, the poet is watching a fly in the windowpane.” –Billy CollinsMichael McCarthy is, in his words, “a lifelong explorer of the sacred.” Through a deepening poetic lens, he sees profound beauty in the commonplace. The ordinary is indeed richly extraordinary. He is a high school teacher of religion who lives on Long Island with his wife. He has degrees in theology and psychology.
After forty-plus years of writing his magnum opus, and twenty-plus years after teaching Goldfinch Publishing's very own Rob Dircks, Joe Scalia just needed a little nudge to finish the job and get his epic satire UFSD71: A School Novel out into the world. So Joe and Rob reconnected, worked together (well mostly Joe worked and Rob humbly offered what guidance an old student might dare suggest to his junior high English teacher), and ultimately unleashed on the world a tome described as "must-read," "laugh-out-loud," and of course, "A+."
When this self-published author wanted to relaunch his title Diary of a White Collar Criminal, he enlisted Goldfinch Publishing's A La Carte services for help with generating reviews, technical production assistance, and a new cover design. In his 20’s, Jerome was an aspiring finance professional on his way to the top. With his new family and his sights set for success, the world was his oyster. Lured by the prospect of big business, his career derailed when he joined forces with his future co-conspirators in a real estate and mortgage fraud scandal. It was indeed white collar crime.
Publishing their new book on their own, Bleeping Motherhood's Would You Rather?, Audrey and Kerri turned to Goldfinch Publishing for its A La Carte services: logo and book design and production, help with Amazon/Createspace setup, and advice on promotion.
A virtuoso guitar player and teacher born and raised in New York City, Adam spends most of his time touring and conducting workshops. In 2006, he got "way deep" into fingerstyle guitar after hearing the one and only Tommy Emmanuel, and has since toured worldwide, released several fingerstyle instruction DVDs, and amassed over 10 million YouTube views.
Adam turned to Goldfinch Publishing (known simply as "Dircks" at the time) to produce his guitar instruction DVDs and streaming videos. With our multi-camera setup, professional ProTools audio and Final Cut video studio, we've been able to help Adam publish a very successful line of DVDs.