LitPick Book Reviews:Team

Our team is passionate about

using book reviews to promote reading and writing 

and to help connect authors with readers.


Through LitPick book reviews, we promote reading and writing among adults and students. We also enjoy connecting our book reviewers with authors and publishers of a wide variety of titles and genres.

Tynea Lewis and Gary Cassel lead our book review management team.  When needed, a group of very skilled and dedicated adult LitPick underwriters generously provides feedback to our book reviewers about their reviews. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out how you can volunteer to become a LitPick underwriter and assist us evaluating book reviews before they are posted on social media.

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Meet Our Team

Vice President & Chief of Operations

Tynea Lewis has a degree in elementary education from Millersville University in Pennsylvania, along with a Library Science K-12 certification. After teaching for three years in the same district she attended as a student, Tynea left education to raise her two young daughters. Tynea enjoys using her background in teaching to work with LitPick reviewers as well as connecting our reviewers and website members with authors and publishers. Because of her passion for online books, reading, and writing, she also edits poetry and writes for a teen magazine. Her favorite place to spend time with her family is around the campfire in the backyard.

President and Webmaster

Gary Cassel, our webmaster, was co-founder of Flamingnet Teen Book Reviews and LitPick, along with his son, Seth.  Gary is responsible for web development of the site, book review video productions, and for the day-to-day management of LitPick’s online reading and writing community of book reviewers, educators, authors, and publishers. 

Kelly Anne
Executive Director

Kelly Anne White has edited hundreds of books in nearly every genre for HarperCollins, Kirkus Editorial, Guideposts Books, Christian Editor Connection, and more. She is the author of The Legend of the Fairy Stones, among many other titles. Kelly spent fifteen years as Executive Editor of Girls’ Life magazine. Kelly is a published and listed member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and she is a contributor to Clubhouse magazine, as well as a lesson designer on Kelly is an editorial instructor for The PEN Institute, and she conducts courses in professional studies at Morgan State University. 

Social Media Coordinator

Emily Sullivan has traveled throughout the United States and we are now lucky to have her living close by in Maryland.  She is experienced in administrative work, academic writing and editing, sales driven businesses, networking, and hospitality. As our Social Media Coordinator, Emily has been essential in helping us successfully connect authors with readers using our written LitPick book reviews and book review video productions.

Graphic Designer

A graduate of the University of Colorado and an Adobe Certified Expert, Kenneth led the Digital Media department at the Computer Career Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He taught students of all ages and from all backgrounds a comprehensive curriculum that ranged from screenwriting and typography to JavaScript and sound engineering.  Kenneth’s teaching and his work in design and new media production is complemented by his volunteer work.

Video & Media Consultant

   I am a creative rationalist. I like legos and numbers, but also art and logic. I don’t believe in black and white. Everything can be looked at differently. Anything can be great.  I have 16 years of experience in marketing management, but I still curious as the first day. I never cease to challenge myself. I never allow myself to be dull or bored. I never stop looking ahead or asking questions. For me, passion and quality are two faces of the same coin.

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