Posts tagged Environmental Issues
Artie Bennett, Children's Author

Artie Bennett is an executive copy editor by day and a writer by night. He is the author of a quartet of hilarious picture books: The Butt Book, his first “mature” work and winner of the Reuben Award; Poopendous!, his “number two” picture book; Peter Panda Melts Down!, an adorable departure from derrières and doo; and the explosively funny Belches, Burps, and Farts - Oh My! The merriment continued in 2018 when Artie published a riotous joke and riddle book: The Universe’s Greatest Dinosaur Jokes and Pre-Hysteric Puns, A companion book, The Universe’s Greatest School Jokes and Rip-Roaring Riddles, published in May 2019. And another hilarious, educational picture book, What’s Afoot! Your Complete, Offbeat Guide to Feet, will follow in 2019.

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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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Rita Campbell, Children's Author, Teacher, Master Gardener, Fairyologist, Moonbeam Medal Winner, Story Monster Ink Children's Book Award Honorable Mention, Speaker, Illustrator

Georgia author Rita Campbell is among the Moonbeam Medal winners. Her book, Emberlina Sprite-a-Light, was honored with Bronze in the category of Books with Merchandise. Her book has also won other awards, including Honorable Mention in the Purple Dragonfly Award with Story Monsters Ink.

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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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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, Mystery Author, Fiction Writer, Journalist, Public Speaker

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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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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Michelle Worthington, Children's Author, Professional Speaker, Skype Workshops, Book Fairy

Michelle Worthington is a real-life book fairy. Her magic powers include turning coffee into award-winning picture books published all over the world. As founder of Share Your Story Australia, she waves her wand to coach aspiring authors achieve their dreams of publication. She flies around from Canberra to New York sprinkling her dynamic brand of fairy dust over audiences.

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Susan Elizabeth Hale, Children's Author and Singer/Songwriter

I’m an American transplant living in the hills of Malvern, England which has been my home since 2011. For over 40 years I have helped thousands of people find and free their natural voices through my work as a music therapist and sound healer. My latest book is a juvenile fiction novel, Emma Oliver and the Song of Creation published by Our Street Books in October 2016.

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Robin Brickman, Natural Science Illustrator and School Workshop Leader

Robin wants everyone to discover that they can explore the natural world through art. Success involves observation and simple supplies such as paper, scissors, and crayons. Art is a great way to study science and science is a great way to learn art.

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Shannon DeVivo, Children's Author and Professional Engineer

I love inspiring young students to achieve their full potential. There are so many students who feel that engineering is beyond their capabilities, but that's just not true. I have made it my life's mission to inspire young students to consider all the careers that a degree in engineering can lead to.

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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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Georgiana Keable, Storyteller and Author

I'm a storytelling pioneer from the UK and Norway. I also founded our Storytelling House (Fortellerhuset) with storytellers from three continents.

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Carrie A. Pearson, Children's Book Author, Professional Speaker, Children's Book Industry Consultant

Carrie Pearson is a traditionally published narrative nonfiction author of three picture books and the Co-Regional Advisor for SCBWI-Michigan. She is a former early elementary teacher and business development officer. Now, her focus is now on creating memorable books and helping others navigate the children’s book industry.

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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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