Meet the Team

JT Pledger - Novelist

JT Pledger - Novelist, Screenwriter, Copywriter

I’m JT, creator of the Extra Draft and the 5-Draft Writing Method. I hate writing about myself though. I will add more information later. For now, scroll down and check out the rest of the amazing team!

Samantha Heuwagen - Best Selling Author, Therapist

Samantha is the best-selling author of the Starless Series, including Dawn Among the Stars, Fading Starlight and Starlight Emerging. This gripping Sci-Fi series focuses on a lot more than alien sex and will have you screaming at her diabolical cliff-hangers.

When she isn’t writing the best alien-based mental health novels on the planet, this super star is helping others. She is a licensed bilingual sex therapist (LMFT, ACS) in the Atlanta Metro area. She worked with Dr. B. on a YouTube special “Spilling Tea” and brings her attitude, words and love for all things writing to the Extra Draft. You will find her in the 5-Draft Method video course and forums, answering your questions and helping you finish that novel!

You can find Samantha through these links: Website | Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

Don’t forget to buy her books, too! Dawn Among the Stars and Fading Starlight out now. Starlight Emerging coming April 2020!

Samantha Heuwagen
Hannah Bauman, Literary Editor

Hannah Bauman - Literary Editor, Writing Coach

Hannah is the owner of Between the Lines Editorial and a literary editor with a penchant for making your books better. She has worked with countless authors to bring stories to life and stops by the Extra Draft to answer your questions.

You can find Hannah in the 5-Draft Method video course doing a video Q&A session to help you understand professional editing and why it is essential to your writing career. 

To get in touch with Hannah for her services check out these links:

Facebook | Facebook Group | Email | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest

Dr. B - Academic Writer, Professor

Christopher K. Belous, PhD, lovingly known as Dr. B., is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (GA), Certified Sex Educator (AASECT), Certified Gay Affirmative Therapist (AAMFT-CA), Certified Family Life Educator (NCFR), and Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. His research focuses on sex and sexuality – broadly defined, social justice, and couple and family therapy education and supervision.

Oh, he writes, too. Dr. B is an academic writer with many publications under his name. You can find him and Samantha together answering your questions about being published, what it takes to write a novel.

Contact Dr. B with these links: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Dr. B