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Our Writers

Our blogs are written by a team of excellent writers led by Not Fake News founder, editor and publisher, Bob Gatty.

Our writers, all volunteers, simply want to share their thoughts and viewpoints to the growing Not Fake News audience. 

We welcome new voices to Not Fake News, so if you would like to join our editorial team, please contact Bob at bob@gattyedits.com.

mark m. bello

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Mark Bello is an attorney, civil justice advocate, award-winning author of the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series who draws upon 42 years of courtroom experience, a passion for justice, and his creative writing style to pen captivating novels for his readers and hard-hitting commentaries on controversies in the news.

Bello was one of the first attorneys to sue the Catholic Church over sexual abuse by clergy, an experience that inspired his debut novel, Betrayal of Faith. Through his “ripped from the headlines” novels, he takes readers deep into the courtroom fights to protect our most precious rights and gives us a front-row glimpse into what victims face when standing up for justice. His sixth novel, Supreme Betrayal, was released on April 1, 2021.

In his books, articles, and blogs at www.markmbello.com, Bello calls out abuses of power as he empowers readers, the media, and ordinary citizens to fight for their rights as guaranteed under the Constitution.

For more information, visit www.markmbello.com.

Yvener Duroseau

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Yvener Duroseau is a diversity and inclusion motivational speaker and consultant, digital marketing entrepreneur, creative writer, and published author who lives by discipline, confidence, strong social awareness, and mindful listening — traits that serve him well in all his pursuits.

 

This Haiti-born American grew up learning Haiti’s history as the first nation in which a group of enslaved Africans came together to fight for and win back their independence. His book, Alike Regardless, challenges humankind’s internalized division. It issues a call to arms to readers to recognize humanity’s beauty and uniqueness and take off the blinders of bigotry and hate. 

 

Duroseau holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Hodges University in Naples,FL and has over seven years of business management experience.

Duroseau loves to travel and spend time with his wife, Kimberly, and their cat, Luna — his most devoted fans and constant support system as he works towards his goals.  For more information, please visit www.yvenerduroseau.com.

stacy fitzgerald

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Stacy Fitzgerald is a full-time marketing and communications pro and part-time freelance writer using her considerable experience in living while black to engage in conscious storytelling. 

 

She enjoys politics, traveling, reading, wine and dogs and abhors arrogance, aggressiveness and anything fake. 

 

When she’s not working or writing, she also loves spending time with her family and practicing her considerable sarcasm skills. 

(Editor's Note: She doesn't need much practice.)

Jim Florio

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James J. Florio served as governor of New Jersey from 1990 - 1994. He is known for initiatives to regulate firearms, including banning assault weapons, improving the environment and addressing the state's serious financial crisis. He received the 1993 Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation for his veto of efforts by a Republican legislature to overturn the state's assault weapon ban.

Florio served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1974 until January 16, 1990, when he was inaugurated as governor. In Congress, Florio authored the so-called "Superfund" law to clean up the most polluted sites in the country. Among his many other accomplishments, Florio wrote the Northeast Rail Services Act of 1981. He was elected to Congress after serving in the New Jersey State Assembly.

Following his service as governor, Florio was appointed a University Professor for Public Policy and Administration at the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University. An attorney, he is founding partner of the law firm, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor. He is chairman of the firm's energy, environmental law, government and regulatory affairs and healthcare law groups.

Bob gatty

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Bob is a retired journalist and communications consultant who's career has included reporting and management position on newspapers, a national wire service, and national business publications. 

His company, G-Net Strategic Communications, served numerous national trade associations where he helped launch and edited new industry magazines and provided editorial, marketing, photography and communications consulting services. He's a journalist, editor, scriptwriter, speechwriter and photographer.

Gatty served as press secretary and chief of staff to Rep. Edwin B. Forsythe (R-NJ) from 1970-75 and to Rep. James J Florio from 1976-78.

Bob now lives in Myrtle Beach, SC with his wife, Jackie, where he launched Not Fake News in September 2017. NFN's blogs now reach readers across the U.S. and in nearly a dozen foreign countries. He also hosts the NFN Radio News podcast, now available on all major podcast channels.

 Arthur hill

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Art Hill is a retired journalist and corporate communications professional, currently working as a freelance writer and editor, his work appearing in national and regional publications. He hates sentences that begin with “Hopefully."

Art began his career in 1967 as a reporter for Time magazine, covering the antiwar movement before — ironically — enlisting in the Army and serving in Vietnam. Returning home, he worked for five years as a legislative assistant for a U.S. senator. Using that experience, Art established a freelance Washington bureau covering the telecommunications industry and was the Washington correspondent for Yachting magazine. (He loves boats.)

After working as a sales executive in the satellite communications industry, he returned to writing -- as a director in the Office of Corporate Communications for the U.S. Postal Service.

Art and his wife, Sherry, now live in Southport, NC, where he's edited a local community magazine and is developing a blog to help readers defend themselves against scams and fraud — in politics and in real life.

Jeremy Holland

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Jeremy Holland is a sociology professor at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. His research interests include social movements, economics, discourse analysis, and political ideology. He holds a PhD in applied linguistics from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom and a master's degree in sociology from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. 

 

Holland has published articles about social movements and language in academic journals including Discourse & Society and Semiotica. He recently was a guest on The Lean to the Left Podcast to discuss the drive for student loan and other debt forgiveness.

 

In his leisure time, he enjoys playing video games with his two boys, hiking in our beautiful State Parks, and painting on wood with acrylics. 

v. Susan Hutchinson

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A native of Chicago, Susan earned a BS degree in Medical Technology from Northern Illinois University and held laboratory positions in Valdosta and Savannah, GA, Baltimore/DC and Dallas, TX before landing in the San Francisco area with a global company that sells clinical laboratory equipment and test kits.

 

She held training positions there and then worked in England as Regional Product Manager before returning to California in a management position in a global product support group. Susan took early retirement after 18 years with the company.  

Susan moved to Conway, SC in January 2017 where she volunteers at the American Red Cross donor center and manages volunteer scheduling. She volunteers with the Horry County Democratic Party, using her computer, writing, training and organizational skills to support Party efforts.

Seth Mendelson

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Seth Mendelson is an award-winning journalist, who has spent the better part of five decades covering politics, business, sports and human interest stories for a number of newspapers and magazines.

 

A graduate of Syracuse University, Mendelson started his career as a sports and news writer for Gannett Newspapers. He eventually became the editorial director of such publications as Retail Merchandise, Grocery Headquarters, Pet Business, Drug Store News and Store Brands.

 

He has written about the nation’s evolving political situation and emerging business environment for more than 25 years. 

cj waldron

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Chris is from Upstate New York. He has earned degrees in English and Political Science from the University of New York. For almost 30 years, he taught in Schenectady, NY as an English and Special Education teacher. He has continued his career as an educator, currently as an adjunct instructor at Horry Georgetown Technical College.

 

Always active in politics, Chris has served as a poll reporter and worked on the campaigns of NYS Representative Paul Tonko as well as several local elections. He assisted the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama with “Get Out the Vote” efforts, passing out leaflets, making phone calls and seeking campaign contributions.He continues to be active in politics, supporting local state and national Democratic candidates. 

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