Posts in Skype Presentations
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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Elizabeth Raum, Children's Author, Educator, Speaker

I want kids to find history and historical characters as fascinating as I do. People in the past were not cardboard figures but real people who were shaped by the time in which they lived. By getting to know the past, we gain a better understanding of the present and can work to create a better future. When talking about animal or weather topics, I focus on the joy of uncovering new facts. Research, no matter the topic, is a treasure hunt!

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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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Aprel Phelps Downey, Author

Aprel created Frankenpumpess as a way to show children that there is nothing wrong with just being yourself. As a victim of bullying herself, Aprel knows the pain and heartache of not fitting in and wants children to avoid changing who they are just to make that happen.

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Michelle Wright, Middle-Grade Author, Adult Author, Speaker

Michelle Wright opens the world of graphic novel writing and illustrating into the classroom so students are using different types of learning. She also explains story origins and very textual and thematic issues (based on the particular class dynamic) to open up the text.

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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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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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Carmela Dutra, Speaker, Presenter, Award-Winning Children's Author & Illustrator of STEM Picture Books

A good non-fiction story should be more than just a bunch of facts. Non-fiction stories should be fun and entertaining. That's exactly what I try to do with every Little Katie book.

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Cindy Orlandi, Children's Author and Speaker

Dog lovers are happy people, and those who love the breed called Weimaraners, also known as Grey Ghosts, aren’t just happy – they are as loyal as these dogs are faithful friends.

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Meg Dendler, Adult and Children's Book Author

My books are all about the joy of reading and helping to make that a fun experience. They are often silly and fanciful, though the characters do have to make some hard choices and deal with the consequences of those choices. Since I really love animals, creatures of all shapes and sizes are woven throughout my books. Cats, dogs, dragons, even a charming donkey.

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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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Sandra Warren, Children's & Adult Author, Inspirational Speaker, Workshop Presenter

Published over thirty years ago, my first three books were unique open-ended story books designed to enhance creative and divergent thinking. They are still used in classrooms today. Throughout the years, no matter the genre, I’ve worked hard and continue to work hard to learn the process and discover the facts whether writing fiction or nonfiction.

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