Eric Heister, Author, Guest Speaker, Art Director, Commissioned Artist, Prop Master, Actor, Paid Photographer, and Voiceover Artist

My book, Instagram Husband, A Guide to Discovering What it Takes to be an Amazing and Perfect Partner for the Rest of Your Entire Life... Oh and a True Hollywood Love Story, is my true Hollywood love story and a salty, self help guide for men. What I want most for reader to get out of this book is the best possible relationship with their other half, and to inspire someone to prepare to be in an amazing relationship, even when all hope is seemingly lost.

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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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Diamante Lavendar, Author, Artist, Songwriter

I am an award-winning author of three published books in the genres of inspirational fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. I am also an award-winning artist. I dabble in writing music as well. I write to inspire my readers to find hope, healing and new possibilities in life.

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Michael Daigle, Author, Fiction, Mysteries

Michael Stephen Daigle grew up in the Northeast U.S. from the snowbelt shores of Upstate N.Y. to the woods of Maine and the piers of New Bedford, Mass., all the while writing. He and his family now live in New Jersey.

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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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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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Shirley Moulton, M.S., Magic Moon's Author

The author has been close, personal friends with Magic Moon for her entire life. He asked her to write some of his stories, so, naturally, she did. He observed the author as she worked professionally with children (for 35 years), which is a much shorter time than the millions of years he’s been around. His author (and best friend) has a few university degrees (which seem like “next to nothing” compared to his vast knowledge), and he is best buddies with her adult children, grandchildren, and sister (who is his illustrator). In fact, he’s part of her family! He became rather excited when YouTube videos with excerpts of his stories were published, especially as some of his worlds don’t have any technology at all.

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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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Eileen Hobbs, Children's Author

Eileen Hobbs lives in Oklahoma with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. She teaches English composition to international students at a nearby university. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family. She grew up in Thailand, where her parents were missionaries.

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Mike Allegra, Children's Author/Professional Speaker

There’s this great little moment in the movie Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade where the young Indy (played by River Phoenix) fails to rescue a historical relic from a group of mercenaries. After Mr. Mercenary snags the relic, he turns to Indy, and showing great respect for the young man, says, “You lost this time, kid. But that doesn’t mean you have to like it.” I love that line.

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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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Kesha Nichols, Author, Empowerment Speaker, Writing Coach

Inspirational author, Kesha Nichols, is a native of New York. She is an advocate for children who are exceptional, penning her second children’s book on this very subject matter. Kesha is very involved in her community and has partnered with Fun Creative Writing to bring her love for writing to the school system through what she calls "her power tools: a pen and notepad." Nichols struggled herself with writing. She has a heart to cultivate and nurture the creative imagination of young people while enhancing their reading and writing abilities.

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Conrad J. Storad, Children's Science & Nature Author

Nonfiction books should be fun. That's my goal with each and every book I write. I have programs to fit every age group and grade level. “Tales from the Sonoran Desert” is designed for primary grade students. I use multimedia, puppets and props to do animated readings for younger children: preschool, kindergarten, or primary and intermediate elementary grade students.

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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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