Posts tagged Arizona
Joseph Kimble, Children’s Author, Professional Speaker, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (of Law)

I want kids to laugh—and they do. But they also learn some important things about words, word meanings, word play, and metaphor. I say this in the book’s introduction: “Learn to love words—big and small—and learn which ones to use when."

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Sherrie Todd-Beshore, Middle Grade/Young Teen Author and Speaker

While writing for magazines and newspapers, fiction plot ideas kept popping up that I eventually couldn't ignore, so in 2006, I left journalism for creative writing full time. Since then, those ideas have become mystery or suspense-thrillers for young readers and adults.

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Tim S. Vasquez, Coach, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Part-Time Wordsmith

Tim S. Vasquez’s casual, easy-to-read writing style has collided with his vast life experiences to create his long-awaited first book, The Taco Stand. Growing up in the kitchen of his parents’ Mexican restaurant in Tempe, Arizona, has provided him the impetus for the book. Tim is the owner and operator of his family’s restaurants, Someburros and Isabel’s Amor, where he strives each and every day to honor the legacy of his Nana Isabel and Tata Poncho.

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Sandra Miller MD, Family Physician, Author, Writing Coach

Sandra Miller has spent most of her career in academic family medicine, teaching at Banner Good Samaritan residency in Phoenix, Arizona, now the University of Arizona Family Medicine Residency. She is a professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

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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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Barbara Renner, Children's Author, Classroom Presenter

Barbara’s books are family oriented with enjoyable stories and lessons to ponder. The interesting facts and ability to hear the animal calls using a QR Code Reader App allow the reader to discover more about nature.

 

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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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Jim Spensley, Storyteller Extraordinaire, Author

I have spent thousands of hours telling stories to kids about African animals, including many that were related to true stories passed on by an uncle and a cousin living in central Africa most of their lives.

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Zachary Astrowsky, Teen Author of Children's Sci-Fi Novel

I am hoping my book will motivate people to read. Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's leading organization for children's literacy, has partnered with me and together our hope is to encourage children to read more often.

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Andi Cann, Children's Author

Andi grew up in the Midwest. Her early life was rich with books, reading, and library visits. Nancy Drew was one of her best friends! Mrs. Gladieux, the town librarian, encouraged her love of reading, allowing her to check out many more books than were allowed! Andi's stories are about children learning to embrace their uniqueness, find friends, or stand up for themselves.

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Jane Frances Ruby, Young Adult Author, Professional Speaker, Writing Enthusiast

JANE FRANCES RUBY never enjoyed writing unless for an academic degree or paycheck. After years of writing technical papers in the chemical industry, she longed to write fiction.The opportunity arose when she came to Phoenix. Volunteering at her daughters' library, Ruby noticed a lack of fictional Arizona adventures for the junior high readers.

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