Brian Barry, publishing industry veteran, comedian, and creative writer, is a lifelong fan of Nora Ephron. Brian has more than fifteen years experience working in the publishing industry. After winning awards for drama and play writing, he began a small publication, combining his interest in writing and love of real estate, which led to working with many magazine start ups throughout his career. He is a former MAGS board member and industry speaker specializing in custom publications, college and alumni magazines, as well as special interest media. His passion for writing comedy led him to an irregular gig as a food critic and phantom columnist for local magazines. He enjoys his time behind a microphone almost as much as in-front of his Mac. A graduate of Belmont University, he lives in Nashville, Tennessee.