Posts tagged Death/Dying
Andrew Schatkin, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host & Philosopher

Andrew J. Schatkin is a business and educational consultant, writer, speaker, teacher, and host of the Schatkin Show. His focuses on a range of topics, from religion to current events and has written several law review articles and treatises, as well as a number of religious and philosophical books.

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Tracy Schlepphorst, Children's Author

Tracy Schlepphorst, M.Ed., author and founder of Emotion Belly Books, writes children's books that help children better understand their emotions. Tracy received a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Missouri State University and a master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Elizabeth Cummings, Children's Author

Elizabeth Mary Cummings was born in Manchester England, grew up in Scotland, and studied in Edinburgh. After completing a degree in Psychology and Business Studies, Elizabeth went on to train and work as a primary school teacher for many years in Scotland and New Zealand before moving to Australia to run a language education business.

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Jonathan Kuiper, Author and Educator

Jonathan Kuiper is a proud native of New Hampshire. If you ask him whether his home experiences all four seasons, he'll be quick to add there are five. He wants readers to never forget the joys of mud season. Active throughout the year, he runs and ice skates to brainstorm new ideas. A teacher by trade, Jonathan uses his students as inspiration and for feedback on his latest projects. His writing influences are C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jane Austen, Mike Jefferies, and Robert Crane.

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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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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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Richard Rieman, Author of "The Author's Guide to Audiobook Creation"

Children's books are one of the fastest growing audiobook genres. Listeners buy the audiobook and an accompanying PDF of the picture book, or a PDF of the images is included in the book. Young Adult audiobooks are also rising in popularity among the "always plugged in" generation.

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Katherine V. Stevens, Poet, Photographer, and Novelist

My presentations are varied based on the desires of the group. As I facilitate Brush Creek Writers in Hillman, I am available to organize poetry workshops for a variety of age levels. Tucks and Me allows the discussion of a variety of topics from the history of the per-revolutionaary period, to how a community can band together in times of need, to the issue of Native Americans and their treatment by those who landed on their shores, religious prejudice, the plight of the worker and more.

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Gail Trauco, Children's Author, Keynote Speaker, TV/Media Personality

The Emma meets the Grief Monster book series is dedicated to children (and former children) everywhere. Losses, both great and small, are a part of every human life and it’s time for children to be comforted and reassured in that. Grief is something to experience and express as fully as possible in order to lead a most healthy, fulfilling life. Children are often our greatest teachers. So perhaps the Emma meets the Grief Monster book series will have them teach us by example how to face and then thrive through our losses, fears and life challenges.

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Patricia M. McClure-Chessier , Award-Winning Author, Educator, and Speaker

Patricia M. McClure-Chessier has been in the health care industry for almost 25 years. She holds a MBA, MPA, and Bachelors Degree in Psychology. McClure-Chessier is presently a Hospital Administrator at one of the largest Psychiatric Facilities in Illinois and an Adjunct Professor.

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