John Couret

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John Couret is the President and CEO of Write Hook Media, LLC. He is the author of Breaking Barriers: How to Knock Out Adversity and Live Life as a Champion, a publisher, a speaker, a success coach, and the radio show host of “Breaking Barriers” on New Orleans community radio station 102.3WHIV FM (“We Honor Independent Voices”). He loves goofing off with his 3-year-old granddaughter, Maci. John wholeheartedly believes in possibilities and loves watching episodes of Shark Tank. In fact, John once caught a 7-foot bull shark on a regular fishing line, wrestling with the ferocious sea beast for hours!

Dianne de Las Casas

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Sparkling Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author of 26 books, a storyteller and speaker, a publisher, the vice president and editor-in-chief for Write Hook Media, LLC, a radio show host, and the founder of Picture Book Month. She is also the proud mom of 16-year-old culinary celebrity, Kid Chef Eliana and 26-year-old graphic designer, Soleil Lisette. Dianne has lived all over the world but her favorite place is the beach. Having lived in the tropical paradise of Hawaii, she even danced hula professionally!

Soleil Lisette

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Soleil Lisette is the company’s in-house graphic designer and illustrator and lends her talent to Write Hook Media in many ways. She designs books, edits copy, and creates collateral (promotional materials to us lay people) for Write Hook Media. She has designed and illustrated several books including John Couret’s Breaking Barriers. Soleil is obsessed with mermaids and even has long, turquoise mermaid hair!

Stefan Jolet

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Stefan Jolet has been a graphic designer and illustrator for more than 20 years.  He designed the Write Hook Media logo as well as John’s Breaking Barriers radio show logo. He has been working with Dianne de Las Casas for many years and illustrated her children’s picture book, Cinderellaphant. He is also the amazing illustrator of the Captain Deadeye series for the “Stand Up, Stand Out, Stop Bullying!” campaign. Stefan is a big fan of comics and loves drawing and creating comic book characters in his “free time.”

Heidi Hafner

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Through her company, Hafner Designs, Heidi handles all of Write Hook Media’s web design and maintenance. Since 2002, Heidi has been providing exemplary service to her customers and has always been able to find solutions to the most challenging problems. She loves vampire sagas and can often be caught reading vampire series and watching tales of the immortals.

Cali Belmont







Hidden under the hat is an international virtual assistant of mystery and intrigue. She loves using her imagination and travels the globe through books. In real life, Cali Belmont is a “choose your own adventure” kind of girl and lives on a tropical isle.