Posts in Expert
Christina Dorr Ph.D., Professional Author, Speaker, Consultant, Media Specialist, University Faculty

Now many years later I'm in my 30th year in libraries, public, colleges, but mostly schools. The last few have been middle schools, which I'm loving! My education includes a Ph.D. in children's & YA literature/literacy from the Ohio State University (OSU). I'm so proud to have been mentored by both Rudine Sims Bishop and Janet Hickman. It doesn't get any better than that. I've also loved the last 10 years teaching adjunct for OSU and Kent State University. I have the unique experience of having taught from preschool to grad school.

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Jim Petipas, Author, Illustrator, Musician, and Publisher with Boardwalk Books

Jim has always been creating art. When he was a kid he would often be found drawing cars, animals, or boats. Throughout his teen and college years, he was creating music as a drummer in a local band. After college, he worked in the business field for a few years and then went to seminary.

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Loyall Wilson, Author/ Professional Speaker

This memoir follows Loyall Wilson’s career as Chief Compliance Officer with the arduous task of detection, prevention, and the putting out of financial fires. Through his story, readers will learn how he placed dozens of people in prison for stealing millions of dollars from clients, and how he fought the company, advisers, and clients in his efforts to protect them.

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Barbara Ann Mojica, Children's Author, Historian, Speaker

My mission is to inspire, educate and entertain children by making learning about history fun and educational. I use a cartoon-like character, Little Miss HISTORY, to narrate adventures that explore national parks, national monuments and other sites of historical interest. I hope that families will be able to discover new ideas and experience our rich historical heritage.

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Whitney Stewart, Children's Book Author, Mindfulness Expert, Professional Speaker

My books take children on journeys through history, biography, and world cultures. Through them, I want to inspire kids to take adventures, talk to world leaders, explore the arts, go deep into science, and to understand their own heart and mind.

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Dr. Mary R. Massey, Children's Author, Early Childhood Consultant

Dr. Massey believes all children are SMART in their own special way and works with parents and teachers to help them view children through that lens.

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Gail Trauco, Children's Author, Keynote Speaker, TV/Media Personality

The Emma meets the Grief Monster book series is dedicated to children (and former children) everywhere. Losses, both great and small, are a part of every human life and it’s time for children to be comforted and reassured in that. Grief is something to experience and express as fully as possible in order to lead a most healthy, fulfilling life. Children are often our greatest teachers. So perhaps the Emma meets the Grief Monster book series will have them teach us by example how to face and then thrive through our losses, fears and life challenges.

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Laurie Wright, Children's Author

Laurie Wright’s Mindful Mantras children’s book series helps build emotional intelligence and self-esteem by giving kids the language for positive self-talk. Her collection of engaging, simple-to-read books are useful resources for parents, teachers, and counselors. The books help children process challenging moments — from trying something new or feeling uncertain to attending special occasions like birthday parties.

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Sharifah Hardie, Entrepreneur Expert, Professional Speaker, and Influencer

In Signs You Might Be An Entrepreneur, Sharifah shares from her well of experience as an entrepreneur and business consultant and provides ways to resolve a plethora of entrepreneurial issues. Readers believe her book is the solution that entrepreneurs have been waiting ages for. Implementing its established strategies eliminates the misconceptions associated with entrepreneurship and starting a business.

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Lauren Kramer-Theuerkauf, Children's Author, Business Owner, Professional Speaker, and Animal Advocate

Lauren Kramer-Theurekauf began writing at an early age. While in elementary school, she was the recipient of two Young Author Awards (1994, 1997). She went on to receive my Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications – Journalism from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Her children’s picture book, Priceless Penny, shows children is that differently-abled animals are able to adapt and live full and satisfying lives and should not miss out on a second chance at life because they don’t look like most other animals.

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Martha Joseph Watts, Author, Instructor, Content Developer, Independent Educational Consultant, and Teacher Trainer

Dr. Martha Joseph Watts — known affectionally as “Aunty Marcella” — is a former English teacher, who currently serves as a literacy coach in Brevard County, Florida. She is best known for her Writing to Respond (WTR) process, an approach for guiding students through evidence-based writing. Her latest focus has been on children’s fiction, with the Adventures of Iyani, series is set in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Michael Dooling, Author & Illustrator of Children's Books

Even reluctant readers will join in on the fun. My assembly program is a behind-the-scenes look at creating picture books: how I research extensively at museums and libraries.

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Sandra Elaine Scott, Award-Winning Author & International Speaker

Award-Winning Author Sandra Elaine Scott is an International Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Life Coach who inspires joy and specializes in helping individuals turn their someday dreams into today’s reality with her unique blend of powerful, captivating stories, positive strategies and practical action steps.

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Yesenia Hernandez, Children's Author

Yesenia Hernandez is a cosmetologist who specializes in curly hair. She loves educating people on the subjects she knows best which are curls, writing, vegan cooking, gardening, and traveling. Hernandez is an avid reader and is always helping those who cannot help themselves. One thing that stands out about Hernandez is her get-it-done attitude and love of life.

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Timothy Young, Author, Illustrator, Toy Designer, Animator, Speaker

Timothy Young always wondered as a child who made the toys he played with, who wrote and illustrated the books he read, and who made the cartoons he watched. He grew up to be one of the people who got to do all of them.

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Helga Long, Author and Guest Speaker

Helga Long has worn many hats: first as a stay-at-home mom to her three children, then as a fitness instructor, followed by teaching high school German before turning author. She lives with her husband, James, in rural Ohio and is enjoying retirement with reading, playing with her grandchildren, and staying active in many outdoor activities, including gardening, gold, and hiking.

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