Meet the ATAI Team

Janelle Alex, Ph.D.

Co-founder of Authors Talk About It and co-host of ATAI podcast.  Using transpersonal, yet practical tools, her passion is helping women discover that “something that’s missing” in their lives and develop a “Here I Am” plan that fits their lifestyle, so they can create personal freedom while thriving in their relationships as moms and wives.  Learn more about Janelle by clicking here.

Rob Alex, Ph.D.

Co-founder of Authors Talk About It and co-host of ATAI podcast.  He teaches how to use ancient wisdom to expand your thinking while creating more personal life energy and how to direct that energy to develop amazing relationships (personally and professionally) and live the life of your dreams.  Learn more about Rob by clicking here.

Coral Coons

An excellent writer and accomplished editor, Coral Coons has been using her skills and abilities to help others for the past several years. Her passion for writing and literature led her to began studying her craft as young as 11-years-old by taking writing workshops. She continued her studies of English and literature extensively through college. Her phenomenal skills helped her obtain a position as senior editor for Millenial Youth magazine. She later switched to freelancing, during which time she wrote and edited everything from full-length novels and short stories to real estate listings to fine-tuning college students’ research papers and term papers and even eulogies. As a book reviewer, critic, and editor, Coral is now a senior team member of When it comes to an honest, professional opinion, she doesn’t just toss out fluff and sunshine. She tells authors the way she really sees it; thereby, creating opportunities for deeper growth and improvement in their writing and in their books.

Sofia Viruly

Holding a degree in English Literature and Classics and an Honours Degree in Education, Sofia Viruly is a qualified English teacher, freelance writer and author, and experienced reviewer. Her passion for literature and the arts, as well as her fantastic writing ability, inspires her students. Having led Each1Teach1, a literary program that aided with English in disadvantaged communitires, Sofia aspires to begin an influential writing program at her school in an effort to motivate others to read both classical literature as well as emerging talents. She was honored by a South African literary journal when they shortlisted her poetry and published one of her essays. Beyond penning poetry and her own short stories, she’s does freelance writing, where clients sing her praises. As a member of the Authors Talk About It team, Sofia shares critiques and reviews for the book award contest. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found scrounging around vintage clothing shops.

Liz Cooper

With an overflowing personal library in her home, Liz Cooper has read and critiqued thousands of books over the years.  Her passion for discovering an intriguing story that brings something new to readers while getting them to turn pages makes Liz a great member of the Authors Talk About It team.  She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table as she pours through each book she’s assigned in her preparation to offer an honest review/critique.