Contributing Authors


Amy Fortune
Amy Fortune
Contributing Writer

Amy Fortune is a contributing writer for CarsDirect and lead writer/editor for AutoCreditExpress. She also contributes regularly to several other high-traffic blogs. Amy was born in North Carolina and grew up with an appreciation for NASCAR and everything automotive. Now based in the Motor City, she continues to be happily immersed in car culture and automotive finance.

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Bethany Hickey
Bethany Hickey
Contributing Writer

Bethany Hickey is a graduate from the University of Michigan-Flint, with a bachelor’s in English-Writing. She is a content writer for Auto Credit Express, CarsDirect, and many other automotive blogs, as well as the Poetry Editor for UM-Flint’s writing magazine.

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Dave LaLonde
Dave LaLonde
Contributing Writer

Dave LaLonde is a Senior Vice President for Auto Credit Express and contributing writer. He is an expert in building and running internet operations with over 12 years of experience in the field and has served in a variety of leadership positions within the automotive retail industry.

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David Topham
David Topham
Content Manager

David Topham is an Automotive Content Manager for Internet Brands. He works as the lead editor for CarsDirect and Auto Credit Express, and contributes to those sites alongside other Internet Brands’ properties like The Car Connection. He was born and raised in Michigan and is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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Megan Foukes
Megan Foukes
Contributing Writer

Megan Foukes is a recent graduate from Indiana University who graduated with a bachelor’s in journalism. Megan works as a content writer for Auto Credit Express and contributes to several automotive and finance blogs.

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Meghan Carbary
Meghan Carbary
Contributing Writer

Meghan Carbary has been writing professionally for nearly 20 years. A published journalist in three states, Meghan honed her skills as a feature writer and sports editor. She has now expanded her skill-set into the automotive industry as a content writer for Auto Credit Express, where she contributes to several automotive and auto finance blogs.

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Michael Smith
Michael Smith
Contributing Writer

Michael Smith is a contributing writer for Auto Credit Express and several other auto financing related blogs. He is extremely passionate about assisting others in the car buying process.

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Steve Cypher
Steve Cypher
Contributing Writer

Steve Cypher is a contributing writer for CarsDirect.com and Senior Editor for Lotpro.com. When not covering the latest automotive news or reviewing vehicles, Steve calls upon his years of experience selling cars to explain the car buying process and all things subprime at AutoCreditExpress.com.

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