Introducing Derek Dillon: The Voice behind Author Weekly
Derek Dillon is a seasoned writer, an accomplished writing professor, and the driving force behind Author Weekly.
Offline, he mentors students, helping them develop writing skills, life skills, critical thinking habits for the world beyond college. Passionate about the arts and literature, he’s also adept at bridging the digital divide. Over the last decade, he’s helped thousands of students create personal websites to showcase their work, their interests, their unique perspectives.
An avid reader since childhood, Derek believes in the power of the printed word — whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. This understanding laid the foundation for Author Weekly, a platform he envisioned as an extended classroom — a safe, engaging space where writers, beyond the confines of a traditional educational environment, could gather, learn, and inspire each other.
Derek’s fascination with writing pairs well with his passion for marketing. Equally at home writing fiction or product stories, Derek enjoys crafting messages that inspire action. Beyond the world of words and the web, Derek enjoys cooking, gardening, music, craft beer, and architecture.
Author Weekly is a testament to Derek’s unwavering commitment to exploration, growth, learning, and sharing.
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