Ed Hooks is a professional actor, acting coach, and writer, whose past students include Heather Locklear and Teri Hatcher. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous commercials and television shows including Murder, She Wrote, Home Improvement, and Golden Girls. He has taught a class on acting for animators, including the animators for the hit film Antz. Hooks's works include The Audition Book; for the beginning and experienced actor, it explains how to give winning auditions for stage, film, commercials, or television shows. Each type of audition is thoroughly outlined and includes strategies for handling stage fright and locating an agent. His other books include The Ultimate Scene & Monologue Sourcebook, which references more than 1,000 scenes from hundreds of plays. Anyone interested in acting can benefit from the decades of experience Ed Hooks shares with the readers.