Posts tagged Animal Rights
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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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, Award-Winning Children's Author

"Scary-Fun Adventures With a Cool Magic Moon"

Shirley Moulton is a retired Special Education teacher. She has spent her professional career teaching special needs students for over 35 years, including children with autism, learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional disturbances, and other health impairments. She worked for several additional years previously as a paraprofessional with adults with mental and physical disabilities, and with preschool children. Shirley has also worked with gifted children as well as with children in regular education.

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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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Rebecca Coyte, Children's Author

Rebecca Coyte has been fascinated with mysterious creatures and tales of the paranormal since she was a child. After teaching fifth grade for 11 years, she decided to write her first middle grades novel, The Bigfoot Paradox, which went on to win a 2015 eLit Award for Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction and a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Juvenile Fiction.

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