Posts tagged Less than 5 Appearances
John Delery, Young-Adult Author, Feature Writer

Like my character, Sandalrella, I am a nerd who loves words, my favorite playthings. In a previous professional life, I wrote feature stories for newspapers [ancient, portable, foldable word-storage devices] on a computer the size of a mini refrigerator. Sandalrella: Perceptions of a Teenage Famepire is my third book and first YA novel.

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Gina LoBiondo, Children's Author

Born in 1960, author Gina LoBiondo grew up loving faerie tales. She began writing stories of her own when she was 13 and continues to do so today. Her first foray into this exciting business is eleven-time book award winner, Pegasus - A Dragon's Tale, with her next book, her own retelling of the Cinderella story, expected sometime soon. She is also planning a sequel to, Pegasus - A Dragon's Tale. Six-time book award winner, Button Nose the Sad Little Bear, is her second book.

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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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Robbin Miller, Children's Author

Robbin Miller wrote her chapter book to inspire girls to play little league baseball with boys. Girls are just as capable as boys to play on the baseball diamond. Robbin teaches the lessons on how self-determination, grit, and support can help you achieve your dreams despite the obstacles that get in the way. Robbin is the author of two picture books, Playgroup Time and Three Best Friends, that promote inclusion and diversity for children of all abilities. Robbin is a mother of an active nine year-old boy and is an adjunct faculty member for a community college. Robbin is also a licensed mental health counselor in practice.

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Aprel Phelps Downey, Author

Aprel created Frankenpumpess as a way to show children that there is nothing wrong with just being yourself. As a victim of bullying herself, Aprel knows the pain and heartache of not fitting in and wants children to avoid changing who they are just to make that happen.

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Eva Beames, Childrens Author/Singer/Imaginary Stories

Through the art of storytelling, I want children to be inspired to use their imaginations. My experience tells me that children accept what is shown and already created for TV and in the media. Listening to, rather than watching, a story presents alternative choices.

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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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Cindy Orlandi, Children's Author and Speaker

Dog lovers are happy people, and those who love the breed called Weimaraners, also known as Grey Ghosts, aren’t just happy – they are as loyal as these dogs are faithful friends.

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Cindy Best, Pediatric Physical Therapist, Author, and Artist

Cindy Best is the author of MEET ME WHERE I'M AT with coauthor Joyce Shor Johnson. MEET ME WHERE I'M AT is a book created as a tool for children with special needs to understand how they are wired, express themselves to others, and help them advocate for themselves.

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Tahmina Watson, Speaker, Author, and Blogger (Immigration Law)

Tahmina is a frequent speaker, author, and blogger on immigration law matters. She is regularly quoted and published in various newspapers and magazines, including Forbes, CNN, Bloomberg and The Seattle Times to name a few. Her blog, Watson Immigration Law Blog, has gained significant reputation over the years.

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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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George Neeb, Children's Author and Illustrator

As an elementary school teacher for over 25 years, I could see a need for more historical fiction picture books. Teaching with picture books brings subjects, like history, alive for students. I wrote and illustrated, Pharaoh's Arrow, about a girl living in Ancient Egypt, so teachers and readers could enjoy a picture book story that was also filled with authentic information.

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Kim Bogren Owen, Children's Author, Early Childhood Education Consultant/Trainer

Kim Bogren Owen, as a child, became inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy to write. These stories, among others, and a childhood spent playing in the foothills of Colorado Springs, became the inspiration for her desire to help children see the world as a magical, wondrous place.

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J.E. Klimov, YA Author, Illustrator, Public Speaker, Pharmacist

From scribbling plotlines instead of taking notes in school, to bringing her characters to life through sketches, J.E. Klimov’s ideas ranged from fantasy to thriller fiction. Her first publication was a short story,

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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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