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Andrea Torrey Balsara, Children's & Young Adult Author/Illustrator, Motivational Speaker

I want to inspire young people to think for themselves, and to dig deep to find the resilience and treasures that lay within.

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Christina Nicole Smith, Award-Winning Children's Author and Speaker

The most important message in Joseph’s Journey is teaching a child to become aware of and utilize their power to choose in order to create what they want to experience daily. A “fancy” way of describing this concept is “social and emotional intelligence."

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Michelle Worthington, Children's Author, Professional Speaker, Skype Workshops, Book Fairy

Michelle Worthington is a real-life book fairy. Her magic powers include turning coffee into award-winning picture books published all over the world. As founder of Share Your Story Australia, she waves her wand to coach aspiring authors achieve their dreams of publication. She flies around from Canberra to New York sprinkling her dynamic brand of fairy dust over audiences.

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Susan Elizabeth Hale, Children's Author and Singer/Songwriter

I’m an American transplant living in the hills of Malvern, England which has been my home since 2011. For over 40 years I have helped thousands of people find and free their natural voices through my work as a music therapist and sound healer. My latest book is a juvenile fiction novel, Emma Oliver and the Song of Creation published by Our Street Books in October 2016.

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Robin Brickman, Natural Science Illustrator and School Workshop Leader

Robin wants everyone to discover that they can explore the natural world through art. Success involves observation and simple supplies such as paper, scissors, and crayons. Art is a great way to study science and science is a great way to learn art.

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Malik Abdul-Khaliq, Author, Expert on Islam, Expert on Ethnic Studies, Expert on African-American Studies, Professional Speaker, and Published Poet

Malik Abdul-Khaliq is a scholar of Islamic studies, ethnic studies, and education. He is the author of a blog-site containing essays, poetry, literary criticism, and critical pedagogy.

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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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Deborah Dolan Hunt, Children's Author and Professional Speaker

Both of my books address important themes. Same Inside Different Outside is about cultural diversity, the human body, and overcoming fear. The One Eyed Pug is about pet adoption (which could also relate to adopted children), acceptance, love, and overcoming a disability.

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Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz, Author of Young Adult Non-Fiction

My eBook, My First High School Musical: From Auditions to Opening Night and Everything in Between, is written for the high school student who wants to explore the world of high school performing arts. Hopefully this simple e book will lead students to a joyful experience as high school musical performers.

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Tahmina Watson, Speaker, Author, and Blogger (Immigration Law)

Tahmina is a frequent speaker, author, and blogger on immigration law matters. She is regularly quoted and published in various newspapers and magazines, including Forbes, CNN, Bloomberg and The Seattle Times to name a few. Her blog, Watson Immigration Law Blog, has gained significant reputation over the years.

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Suzie Olsen, Children's Author and Systems Engineer

As a female engineer, promoting diversity in STEM professions is very important to me. According to the US Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey (ACS), women comprise just 24 percent of STEM workers (in the US). And specific to my profession, engineering, the number of women is only 12 percent (SWE.org). The percentage of minorities in STEM is even lower.

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Mary R. Massey, Children's Author, Professional Speaker, Early Childhood Consultant, Professional Development Trainer

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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Katie Saint, Licensed Professional Counselor, Behavior Analyst, Presenter, Social Skills Curriculum Author

Katie Saint presents locally and internationally on topics related to Autism, mental health, and behavior analysis. Katie has a mental health private practice and is also the director of training at an Autism treatment program.

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Helen Hipp, Children's Author

Has a book ever changed your life? Not just inspired you but helped you to see your life differently? Helen Hipp's stories provide children with the opportunity to identify how they are the same, and yet different from other people, and how they feel about the differences.

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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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AJ Cosmo, Children's Book Author & Illustrator, Self-Publishing Expert

I am an author and illustrator with over seven years of experience in self-publishing and over a million books sold. Most famous for The Monster That Ate My Socks and I Don't Want to Go to School, I continue to create unique content that stirs emotions, inspires imagination, and pushes the envelope.

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