Posts tagged California
Donna Sager Cowan, Children’s Author, School Visits, Speaker

As the youngest child in a large family, Donna Sager Cowan felt lost in the crowd. She entertained herself by making up stories and friends to play with. By age 5, Donna had taught herself to read, and that began her imaginative journey to dreamy castles with princes and fairy godmothers. Donna is a grandmother, random fact-finder, and encourager.t

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Tony Shavers III, #1 Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Writer, Philanthropist

At 26 years of age, I am a # 1 best-selling author, writing coach, and founder of The Shavers Family Foundation. Pursuing your passion is that everything I've done has been while working full time. The principles that I discuss in the book are lessons we have heard all our life but very rarely does someone take the time to actually ask thought-provoking questions to truly get us to think about our decisions and if we are playing it safe.

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Michael Elsohn Ross, Award-Winning Children's Book Author

My wife, adult son and his wife, my baby grand-daughter, and I live on a bluff overlooking the Merced River. During spring runoff the river roars; and in the summer there are placid pools perfect for swimming. The town we live in is El Portal and right next to Yosemite National Park. There’s a small school here with only three teachers. The kids at the school help me a lot with my books and you can see pictures of some of them in my backyards buddies series which includes Rolypolyology, Ladybugology, and other titles about favorite backyard "bugs."

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Kosa Ely, Author, Artist, Speaker

I’m fascinated by the art and stories of ancient and contemporary people, so whenever I get the chance I’m off to another country to experience their culture, learn their history, and make a lot of new friends. I’ve been to twenty countries so far. My most memorable experiences are living in remote villages in India, spending time with indigenous communities in the Amazon, and visiting the Maori people in New Zealand.

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Thomas Cochrane, Geologist, Author, Regional Speaker

Meet a wildcatter whose back-in-the-day journey from the hills of New York, to the ice fields of Alaska, to the plains of the Midwest brings the reader along on this complex quest to see underground. Here’s an insider’s look at the petroleum industry of the latter 20th century—and what geologist Thomas E. Cochrane experienced along the way. From Oklahoma, to Texas, to rubbing elbows with iconic oilman T. Boone Pickens, his personal tales of the oil fields provide a firsthand glimpse into the art as well as the science of exploring and drilling—all in the relentless pursuit of “hitting the big one,” every wildcatter’s dream.

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Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent, #1 Best-Selling, Award-Winning Children's Authors and Inspirational Speakers

Whimsical World is an empowering brand created by #1 best-selling authors and inspirational speakers, Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent. Whimsical World’s mission is to inspire, delight, and educate children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. We aim to make positive change through the power of whimsy and imagination.

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Debra Wideroe, Award Winning Environmentally-Focused Children's Author, Professor, and Key Note Speaker

I have a Master's degree from Harvard University and was fortunate to study under Dr. Gerry Lesser, one of the innovators and co-creators of Sesame Street. I am a Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and the recipient of the global Charles H. Sandage Excellence in Teaching Award. I work actively with a myriad of non-profit agencies and have for my entire life.

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Carma Spence, Author, Speaker, Coach

Carma Spence is an award-winning speaker and editor, sole author of four books, and co-author of two books, including the International Best Selling book, Are YOU the Missing Piece?: Don't Leave a Hole in the World.

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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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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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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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Angie Flores, Multiple Award-Winning and Best-Selling Children's Book Author of "Cub's Wish"

Born and raised in Southern California, Angie found her love in writing children's stories through the concepts and questions her 3 boys would present, and when she would entertain them with spontaneous improvised bedtime stories.

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Andrew Newman, Children's Author, Professional Speaker Featured on TedEx

Andrew Newman is the author and founder of Conscious Stories LLC. His background includes a deep training in therapeutic healing work and mindfulness. He brings a calm yet playful energy to talks and workshops, inviting and encouraging the creativity of his audiences. Andrew has extensive experience engaging with children K-5, parents, and teachers alike.

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Greg McGoon, Children's Book Author

Speaking engagements tend to focus on child emotional wellness, and challenges with bullying and self-esteem. Pulling from my books, we open a discussion to find our similarities, recognize that challenging feelings are natural, while we look at fears, doubts, worries, and concerns, and begin to untangle what that all means.

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G. Brian Benson, Children's Author, Self-help Author, Professional Speaker, Spoken Word Artist, Actor, Filmmaker, Radio Personality

Brian’s mission is to wake up the world with conscious, thought-provoking media that inspires. As a 4x Ironman triathlete, he knows the value of hard work and never giving up on his dreams, a message he shares with audiences through each of his creative talents.

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Dr. Dawn Menge, Children’s Author, Professor, Special Education Educator

Dr. Dawn Menge has won twenty-nine national awards as a self-published author of the Queen Vernita's Educational Series. Dr. Dawn Menge has a PHD in Education and has specialized in Curriculum and Instruction.

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Shawnie Clark, Children's Author, Public Speaker

As an energetic storyteller, Shawnie is a local favorite attending many events such as school visits, book fairs, and book stores. She is proficient in writing children's fiction, knowing what it takes to do school visits, along with self-publishing and marketing.

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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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Carrie Cross, Children's Author

Carrie Cross is an avid reader who fell in love with books as a little girl after reading Goodnight Moon. She wrote her first “book” at age four: Blackie the Little Black Dog and the Flying Washing Machine. Carrie discovered her love of mysteries reading Nancy Drew books and The Happy Hollisters series, and after writing three Skylar Robbins mysteries and working on her fourth, she continues to look for clues in unexpected places to this day.

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Abraham Schroeder, Children's Author

Reading, interactive drawing activities, amazing bat facts, plus an introduction to Japanese woodblock prints!

Abraham Schroeder is an author (member of SCBWI) and artist, currently living in Petaluma, California with his family after residing in a dozen other places, including Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Minnesota, Alaska, and Japan.

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