Posts tagged Family/Parenting/Grandparenting/Adoption
Rosie J. Pova, Children's Author and Speaker

I was a shy child and I am still an introvert by nature who spends a lot of time with my imagination. Furthermore, as an immigrant, I know what it feels like to be a newcomer so Sunday Rain is close to my heart.

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Rick Niece, Award-Winning Author, Educator, and Inspirational & Motivational Speaker

Rick D. Niece, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and educator who served as a classroom teacher, public school administrator, and university professor, provost and president. His three-book series has won over twenty regional and national awards.SIDE-YARD SUPERHERO, THE BAND PLAYS ON, and PERFECT IN MEMORY share carefully pocketed memories about family values, community influence, and personal responsibility.

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Dwight DeRamus, Author Motivational/Inspirational Speaker and Life Coach

I have first-hand knowledge and experience of how challenging living with without a father for all but six years of my life and learning to navigate through life that many take for granted is a humbling experience. I taught as an adjunct professor in the human services department for ten years in the family and child development area. The vast majority of students I have taught both on high school and college levels come from fatherlessness homes.

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Pam Saxelby, Children's Author

Fun Family Stories that inspire and delight!

After having taught for over 20 years as a Pre-K teacher, I have now have turned my love of good books into works of my own, that speak to issues both kids and parents can relate to. Introducing a new sibling, finding the right place in your family, wondering about all the changes that go on as a family welcomes a new child from a little one's perspective!

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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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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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Sandra Elaine Scott, Award-Winning Author & International Speaker

Award-Winning Author Sandra Elaine Scott is an International Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Life Coach who inspires joy and specializes in helping individuals turn their someday dreams into today’s reality with her unique blend of powerful, captivating stories, positive strategies and practical action steps.

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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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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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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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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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Cara Koscinski, Author, Pediatric Therapist, Speaker, Mom to Two Children with Special Needs

Cara has her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and has been a therapist since 1997. She is a homeschooling mother to her own children with special needs. After Cara’s children were diagnosed with autism, Cara sought out services to benefit the boys. She could not find a therapy center that provided both quality therapy for autism and Sensory Processing Disorder AND that provided direct education to parents for carryover of treatment. So, she decided to create her own! She was the Co-Founder of Aspire Pediatric Therapy, LLC which quickly grew to provide therapy at schools, in homes, and in centers located around the Pittsburgh area.

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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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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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Marla Roth-Fisch, Award-Winning Children's Author/Illustrator, Speaker

During our four-year-old son’s parent/teacher conference, his Montessori teacher noticed some different behavior during school time, so she bluntly told us she thought our son had Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SPD, better known today as Sensory Processing Disorder). Thinking the absolute worst while holding back the tears and feeling a lump in my throat, my husband and I said, “What is that? And how do we get rid of it?” The message delivered from the teacher may not have been the most professional; however, it changed the course of our family’s life.

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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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Michelle Wright, Middle-Grade Author, Adult Author, Speaker

Michelle Wright opens the world of graphic novel writing and illustrating into the classroom so students are using different types of learning. She also explains story origins and very textual and thematic issues (based on the particular class dynamic) to open up the text.

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Molly McCluskey-Shipman, Children's Book Author, Blogger, Clinical Social Worker

Molly McCluskey-Shipman understands children. In fact, a student once told her, "You should change your name to Dr. Feel Better; every time I talk to you, I feel better."

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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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