Authors A-DAuthors E-HAuthors I-LAuthors M-PAuthors Q-RAuthors SAuthors T-Z
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Online Local Author Exhibit

Above is a slideshow of a sampling of our local authors - their photos and images of their book covers. Enjoy!

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Local Authors, 2010 - Directory List

Below are the local authors for 2010, in alphabetical order. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2010 is included with their listing.

Local Authors, A-D Local Authors, I-L Local Authors, Q-R
Local Authors, E-H Local Authors, M-P Local Authors, S
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Online Local Author Exhibit A-D

Online Author Exhibit A-D

 

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Local Authors, 2010, A-D

Below are the local authors for 2010, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with A through D. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2010 is included with their listing.

 

Hal Altenbern  |   Rafael Arreola Jr.  |   Elizabeth C. Axford  |   Robert Ayres  |   Genna Bader  |   Edward Beasley  |   Holly Berkley  |   Ken Blanchard  |   Carole Bloom  |   Tony Bonaccorso  |   Sy Brenner  |  Wendi Brick  |  Anne C. Bromley  |   Lori Brookes  |   Brooke Brown  |   Ellen Bryson  |   Susan H. Bugbee  |   Houston M. Burnside  |  David Burton  |   Drusilla Campbell  |   Michelle Candland  |   Simonetta Carr  |   George Coates  |   Alexander Chuang  |   Nelson Copp  |   Laurel Corona  |   Loch David Crane  |  F. J. Dagg  |   Melanie Dellas  |   Donna Dellinger  |   Cath DeStefano  |   Norm DeWitt  |   Sue Diaz  |   Bram Dijkstra  |   Margaret Dilloway  |   Alisa DiLorenzo  |   Judy Duarte    

 









Hal Altenbern About Hal
Hal AltenbernThe author lives in San Diego, CA.

Hal's book
Hal Altenbern BookA Modern Samson and Delilah Story with a Happy Ending
This book is a double-barrel shotgun novel. The first blast delivers a fiction story full of adventure and suspense. The next blast hits the Bull's Eye on the autism awareness target.

Book/publisher Web site:
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Rafael Arreola Jr. About Rafael
Rafael Arreola Jr.The author has a strong spiritual and self-realizaton background coupled with a normal life and a philosopher's gaze. He describes himself as a "young renaissance man and da vinci hopeful."

Rafael's book:
Rafael Arreola Jr. BookFor Common Man
A modern account of one's approach towards enlightenment, this book outlines a philosophy of Experiencism that uses daily life as the means to acceptance, happiness, and sustainability. It is the thought process and beliefs that occur before enlightenment.

Book/publisher Web site:
https://www.createspace.com/3377101/

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Elizabeth C. Axford About Elizabeth
The author has an M.A. degree, and is an award-winning songwriter, arranger, composer, poet, and author. Her songs and arrangements have been heard on artists' CDs, in films and videos, on the radio, in TV shows and commercials, on PBS, CNN, the CW, and on the Internet.

Elizabeth's book
My Thanksgiving Fun Book
The book provides elementary-level piano arrangements of ten traditional and original songs plus seven fun pages. The book is in paperback.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.pianopress.com/holidayfunseries.html

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Robert Ayres About Robert
Robert AyresRobert Ayres resides in El Cajon, California, with his wonderful wife, Elaine, and family.

Robert's book:
Robert Ayres BookGo Fore Greens or Gopher Greens
Enjoy the riotous gold misadventures of real-life characters whose main goals are to get through life without being injured. Gopher Greens will bring a smile, maybe even an out loud laugh, as this group of nine friends muddle their way down the fairways.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=73807

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Genna Bader About GennaGenna Bader
The author lives in California after living many year in Texas where she worked as a technical writer. "The Children of St. Minerva" is her first published novel.

Genna's book
Genna Bader BookThe Children of St. Minerva
Lauren Rutledge finds her son after years of searching only to find that he has been charged in the murder of the wife and daughter of a wealthy businessman.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.xlibris.com/

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Edward Beasley About Edward
The author, a native San Diegan and UCSD graduate, has written three books on imperialism, politics, and race in Victorian England. He teaches history at SDSU.

Edward's book
Edward BeasleyThe Victorian Reinvention of Race: New Racisms and the Problem of Grouping in the Human Sciences
The idea that humanity is divided into color-races that really mean something about people's intelligence and worth grew more popular in mid-Victorian England. Looking at Tocqueville, Gobineau, Bagehot, Darwin, and others, this book examines how.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415881258/

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Holly Berkley About Holly
Holly BerkleyHolly Berkley is an author, educator, speaker, and professional Internet marketing consultant focused on helping all size businesses increase online sales, strengthen their overall brand, and dramatically boost web site traffic through proven online marketing.

Holly's book:
Holly Berkley BookMarketing In the New Media; Low Budget Online Marketing for Small Business
Holly Berkley BookHolly Berkley, a San Diego-based online marketing consultant, takes her knowledge and expertise of big budget campaigns and shows how these basic principles can be used for a fraction of the cost for small businesses wanting to compete for online customers.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.berkweb.com/

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Ken Blanchard About Ken
Ken Blanchard is the co-author of several best-selling books, including the business classic, The One Minute Manager. His books have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Wally Armstrong is a former touring golf professional whose other books include Playing the Game and Finishing the Course.

Ken's book:
The Mulligan: A Parable of Second Chances
An inspiring story about forgiveness and second chances. This book can improve your golf game, your relationships, and your life.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.zondervan.com/

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Carole Bloom About Carole
Carole BloomThe author is a European-trained pastry chef, author of ten cookbooks, food writer, cooking instructor, media chef, and spokesperson. She has made many TV appearances, including the "Today Show." She holds a B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Carole's book
Carole Bloom BookIntensely Chocolate: 100 Tantalizing Recipes for the Ultimate in Chocolate Flavor
The word intensely is the best word to use in the title to describe this book, because the 100 recipes are for very serious chocolate lovers. Most of the recipes are made with high cacao content dark chocolate.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.carolebloom.com/

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Tony Bonaccorso About Tony
The author began his career as a high school teacher in Santa Rosa, California. After sixteen years, he and a teadcher friend resigned to own and operate Fiori's Italian Restaurant in Occidental, California.

Tony's book
The Devilish Saint
Trapped by the act of changing a grade for a child whose father was a Mafia boss, Adam went from being a laid-back teacher to a key informant for the FBI, the CIA, and the Mob. How could this happen? Deeba Van Overberghe, a local artist, was a contributor. She created the design for the book cover and assisted the author often with technical computer problems.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.xlibris.com/

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Sy Brenner About Sy
Sy BrennerSy Brenner is a member of the ex-POW organization in San Diego. He speaks to students, military members, and organizations about PTSD and other topics. Adding to his medals and awards, he was voted the 2010 ex-POW Veteran of the Year.

Sy's book:
Sy Brenner bookThe Night I Got Killed
This book is a nonfiction account of Sy Brenner, a World War II ex-POW medic. This "Man of Confidence" for wounded prisoners was passed messages from, purportedly, a German General's wife.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.sybrenner.com/book.html

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Wendi Brick About Wendi
Wendi BrickAs a former government employee, and current President of Customer Service Advantage, Inc., Brick has 13 years of experience implementing customer service improvement programs in public and private organizations.

Wendi's book:
Wendi Brick BookThe Science of Service: Six Elements for Creating a Culture of Service
This book is the ultimate resource for any person or organization that provides service to the public, and offers practical solutions based on real-world experiences by a former government employee.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.TheScienceOfService.info/

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Anne C. Bromley About Anne
Anne BromleyAnne C. Bromley lives in Encinitas, California, with her husband Rod. She teaches business writing seminars throughout southern California. She has also taught creative writing workshops for children and adults. Anne has also published two books of poetry.

Anne's book:
Anne Bromley bookThe Lunch Thief
Rafael is no fighter. So, when he sees the new kid Kevin steal his lunch, Rafael wonders what to do. When more kids' lunches are stolen, Rafael moves into action --by listening to his mother's advice to use his voice and not his fists.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.annebromley.com/

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Lori Brookes About Lori
The author is an award-winning published photographer who also poetically writes about her images. 'After the Fires' is the benchmark image that has led to her career as a photographer and author. She is currently working on another book project called Aging Graycefull.

Lori's book:
Shadows & Reflections
A philosophical compilation of both photographic images and thoughts on the subject of shadows and reflections.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1453185

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Brooke Brown About Brooke
The author was raised in the Midwest and pursued a career in teaching. She and her husband moved to San Diego in 1966 and raised their family. After retiring, she pursued her dream of writing a novel.

Brooke's book:
Brooke Brown BookBy Midnight
Set in the backdrop of lovely San Diego, this romance tracks the struggle of two distinctly diverse people whose bizarre chance meeting in a gay bar turns both of their worlds upside down as they try to reconcile their differences to their newfound love.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.authorhouse.com/

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Ellen Bryson About Ellen
Ellen BrysonEllen Bryson holds a B.A. in English from Columbia University, and an M.A. in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. Formerly a modern dancer, she lives in Coronado, California.

Ellen's book:
Ellen Bryson bookThe Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno
Set in P. T. Barnum's American Museum in 1865 New York City, Bartholomew Fortuno, the World's Thinnest Man, becomes obsessed by Barnum's newest curiosity, a mysterious veiled woman. This is a novel about human appetites and longings.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.ellenbryson.com/

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Susan H. Bugbee About Susan
This is the author's second book. She wrote "San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, Then and Now," with co-author Kathy Flanigan. She has worked as an archaeologist, and is currently working at the University of San Diego as Registrar. She lives with her husband, Jeff, in South Park, San Diego, CA.

Susan's book
Susan H. Bugbee BookSouth Park: San Diego, California
Beginning with a short history and maps of the 1906 South Park tract of San Diego, there follows a discussion of 160 photographed buildings with a brief history of each citing architects, builders, owners, occupants, and quaint pieces of information.

Book/publisher Web site:
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Houston M. Burnside About Houston
Houston BurnsideThe author is a China Marine; a minister; a teacher; a school principal; a university professor; and, a family man.

Houston's book:
Houston Burnside BookA Pew-Sitter's Search for God
The book is a story of an on-going spiritual quest that may never end, and a story that challenges dogma and embraces change.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.houstonburnside.com/

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David Burton About David
David BurtonBlood Justice is the author's third published novel. A sequel is in the works. The author lives in Oceanside.

David's book:
David Burton BookBlood Justice
Justin Kroft has herself turned into a vampire to avenge the murder of her only daughter.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://bylightunseenmedia.com/bj.htm

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Drusilla Campbell About Drusilla
Drusilla CampbellDrusilla Campbell is the author of 16 novels, including the critically acclaimed Wildwood, The Edge of Sky, and Blood Orange.

Drusilla's book:
Drusilla Campbell BookThe Good Sister
Roxanne Callahan has always been her younger sister's caretaker. Her happiness is threatened when Simone, suffering from crippling postpartum depression, commits an unforgivable crime for which Roxanne comes to believe she is partially responsible.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://drusillacampbell.com/

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Michelle Candland About Michelle
Michelle CandlandThe author retired from a very successful commercial real estate career to later become an author and inspiring speaker. Through the Downtown San Diego Rotary Club, she was instrumental in a capital campaign that raised millions for the Monarch School for the homeless. "Common Threads" is her first book. She lives in Alpine, California, with her husband.

Michelle's book
Common Threads
Michelle Candland bookThe book is filled with real life experiences, uplifting quotes, helpful tools for self improvement and numerous resources for personal growth. What you do with what you’ve learned has no limits —know that you are not alone, you are surrounded by people who truly want you to succeed and you are worth it.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.michellecandland.com/

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Simonetta Carr About Simonetta
Simonetta CarrThe author was born in Italy and has lived and worked in different cultures. A former elementary school teacher, she has home-schooled her eight children for many years. She has written for newspapers and magazines around the world.

Simonetta's book
John Owen
Simonetta Carr BookFirst biography for children on the life of John Owen, great Puritan preacher and author who lived in England during the terrors of the English Civil War and religious persecution. Simple, accurate, and fully illustrated with original oil paintings.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.simonettacarr.com/

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Alexander Chuang About Alexander
The author is Executive Director of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum in San Diego, CA.

Alexander's book
Alexander Chuang BookThrough the Eyes of Heroes: A Tribute to San Diego's Chinese American Veterans
In this book, eyewitness reports, one-of-a-kind historical images, and original analysis capture the experiences of San Diego's Chinese American veterans so that future generations may heed the words of their ancestors.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.sdchm.org/

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George and Tuesday Coates About George
George CoatesThe author catapulted to fame in 1953 when, as a young sailor in the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego, he made bodybuilding history by winning the Mr. Oceanside, Mr. Southern California, Mr. California, Mr. America and Mr. Universe titles all in one year. Born and educated in South Shields, England, the author has resided in San Diego since 1963. A naval architect and aircraft design engineer, he has worked for many San Diego engineering companies.
Bill PearlBill Pearl was the primary author. Tuesday CoatesTuesday Coates is co-author.

George's book:
George Coates BookLegends of the Iron Game: Reflections on the History of Strength Training: Volumes 1, 2, and 3
The book covers the physical culture scene from ancient China's Chou Dynasty (1121 to 249 B.C.) through a mix of strongmen, gymnasts, acrobats, weightlifters, vaudeville acts, and bodybuilders --up to the present day.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.billpearl.com/

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Nelson Copp About Nelson
Nelson CoppHe is the author of "Cycling the Palm Springs Region," co-author of the books "Cycling San Diego" and "Wilderness Basics," and a popular lecturer. Along with biking, his interests include hiking, backpacking, surfing, cross-country skiing, and chasing eclipses all over the globe.

Nelson's book
Nelson Copp BookCycling the Trails of San Diego
Explore the excellent mountain bike trails found in San Diego County, from the Border to Palomar Mountain, and from the coast to the Anza-Borrego Desert. The book provides state-of-the-art route maps and detailed trip descriptions for 50 great rides in the county.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.amazon.com/Cycling-Trails-San-Diego-Mountain/dp/0932653960/

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Laurel Corona About Laurel
Laurel CoronaLaurel Corona is a professor of humanities at San Diego City College, and the award-winning author of The Four Seasons, Penelope's Daughter, and Until Our Last Breath.

Laurel's book:
Laurel Corona BookPenelope's Daughter
The story of Homer's Odyssey, from the point of view of the women, narrated by a daughter born after Odysseus leaves for Troy.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.laurelcorona.com/

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Loch David Crane About Loch
San Diego native and retired college professor, Loch David Crane is still a performing magician who will display "President Barack Obama's Magic Square" and provide copies for teachers.

Loch's book:
Performer's Guide to Magic Squares from 5 to 105
How to perform an interlocking Magic Square for someone's age, birthday, anniversary, or other entertainment.

Book/publisher Web site:
None

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F. J. Dagg About F. J.
The author lives in San Diego, California.

F. J.'s book
F. J. Dagg BookThe Lowlands of Heaven
An angel with an unfinished mission must find a way to return to Earth to deliver a Heavenly gift, upon which the relief of much suffering depends.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://branch92.com/?cat=1

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Melanie Dellas About Melanie
Melanie DellasShe has been an editor since 1995, and a writer all her life. A native of Michigan, she works as a grant writer and editor for a San Diego nonprofit and edits poetry books.

Melanie's book
Melanie Dellas BookFantastic, Fabulous Creatures and Beasts, Volume 1
This book takes "real" folk tales from around the world and puts them in a format that will help children remember and enjoy them. It is the author's hope that children will come to respect and appreciate the multicultural world they live in.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.melaniedellas.com/

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Donna Dellinger About Donna
Donna DellingerThe author lives in Oceanside with her husband and three college sons. Forced into the workplace after years of home schooling, she now writes and also drives for the elderly.

Donna's book
Donna Dellinger BookPoetry Ping Pong
Written together with Antoinette Wayne, this chapbook has a unique format. Each poem was inspired by a word from the previous poem. They went back and forth over the Internet --like a ping-pong ball.

Book/publisher Web site:
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Cath DeStefano About Cath
Cath DeStefanoThe author is a local speaker, trainer, author, and artist. She is executive director of the Citizen Diplomacy Council of San Diego, and the Chairwoman of the International Affairs Board. She specializes in customer service and communication skills training.

Cath's book:
Cath DeStefano BookIt's Not Nice To Choke Your Customer
Want your customers to keep coming back? Cath writes from 30 years experience, and expresses the best ideas and fresh approaches in this light-hearted and yet definitive guide to helping everyone succeed at serving customers.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.humantuneup.com/

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Norm DeWitt About Norm
Norm DeWittThe author, a life-long motorcycle racing fan, has written about motorcycles and racing for many national magazines. He lives in San Diego, California.

Norm's book
Norm DeWitt BookGrand Prix Motorcycle Racers: The American Heroes
The book provides the history of American riders in Grand Prix motorcycle road racing, culminating in Americans winning 13 premier class World Championships from 1978 to 1993, continuing up to the present with 2006 Champion Nicky Hayden, Ben Spies, and Colin Edwards. This is the story of the pioneers, the Champions, and the contenders who put America at the forefront of the world stage.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Prix-Motorcycle-Racers-American/dp/0760334684/

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Sue Diaz About Sue
Sue DiazSue Diaz is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in a variety of regional and national publications. Her essays have also aired frequently on National Public Radio.

Sue's book:
Sue Diaz BookMinefields of the Heart: A Mother's Stories of a Son at War
More than just one family's story of a son's service in Iraq, this is a book about the impact of war, "this war, every war," on the souls of those who fight and those who love them.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.potomacbooksinc.com/
and
http://www.minefieldsoftheheart.com/

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Bram Dijkstra About Bram
The author is professor emeritus of comparative literature and cultural history at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of numerous books, including "American Expressionism," "Art and Social Change, 1920–1950" and "Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture."

Bram's book
Bram DijkstraNaked: The Nude in America
A resplendent presentation of the nude in American art, photography, and popular culture, from the eighteenth century to the present. With more than four hundred color illustrations, this is the most thorough and wide-reaching survey of the representation of the male and female nude in American visual culture yet published.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.rizzoliusa.com/book.php?isbn=9780847833665

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Margaret Dilloway About Margaret
Margaret DillowayThe author is good at writing, bad at removing tough stains. Her debut novel is out now from Putnam Books.

Margaret's book
Margaret Dilloway BookHow to be an American Housewife
A Japanese war bride, aged and in failing health, enlists her American daughter to return to the ancestral homeland and reunite the families. The trip leads to new understanding between mother and daughter as the mother's family secrets are revealed.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.margaretdilloway.com/

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Alisa and Tony DiLorenzo About Alisa and Tony
Alisa and Tony DiLorenzoThrough the 60 Days of Sex Challenge in 2008 and over fourteen years of marriage the DiLorenzo's created this book. Tony DiLorenzo collaborated on the book.

Alisa and Tony's book
Alisa and Tony DiLorenzo BookStripped Down: 13 Keys to Unlocking Intimacy in Your Marriage
Life is moving so fast that we lose sight of the romance, passion, and intimacy we so desire in our marriage. Get back to the basics and rediscover the intimacy in your own marriage.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.oneextraordinarymarriage.com/store/stripped-down/

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Judy Duarte About Judy
An award-winning author of more than 30 books, Judy Duarte lives in Oceanside, California.

Judy's book:
The House on Sugar Plum Lane
The House on Sugar Plum Lane is a poignant story of second chances, new beginnings, faith, and family.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/

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Local Authors, 2010, E-H

Below are the local authors for 2010, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with E through H. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2010 is included with their listing.

Blake Eaton  |   Charles Harrington Elster  |   Maggie Espinosa  |   Jorge Espinoza  |   Pat Estelle  |   Dharlene Marie Fahl  |   Brenda Fake  |  Thomas Felde  |   Grant Sterling Foster  |   Heather Fowler  |   Carol L. Frey  |   William Fuhrer  |   April Gabrielle  |   Arlette Gaffrey  |   Tricia Bertram Gallant  |   Eric Galvez  |  Giovanna Pang Garcia  |   Zohreh Ghahremani  |   Richard Gilbert  |   Tom W. Goad  |   Marv Gold  |   Nikki Goldman  |  Barbara Graham  |   Douglas Grant  |   T. (Tammy) Greenwood  |   Katy Guard  |   |  Gary Guthrie  |   Pauline Hager  |   Martha L. Hart  |   Allan Havis  |   Michele Hébert   |  Michael Hemmingson  |   Vicki Hesterman  |   Richard Hicks  |   Jenny Hilborne  |   Georganna Holmes  |   John Hood  |   Robert M. Hopper  |   Prudence Horne  |   Irene Hunt    










Blake Eaton About Blake
Blake EatonBlake Eaton is a sixteen year old high school student in San Diego, California. He is an avid reader and loves fantasy books. He is working on his second book, The Devil's Gambit.

Blake's book:
Blake Eaton BookThe Elite Chronicles: The Great Hunt
Set in the fantasy realm of Balanzar, The Elite Chronicles: The Great Hunt tells a thrilling account of war, life, and death in the middle of an earth-shaking war between good and evil.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.theelitechronicles.com/

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Charles Harrington Elster About Charles
Charles Harrington ElsterThe author is a writer, broadcaster, and logophile —a lover of words. He was born in New York City, and earned a B.A. cum laude from Yale. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two daughters.

Charles' book
Charles Harrington Elster BookThe Accidents of Style: Good Advice on How Not to Write Badly
A language expert, the author shows you how to navigate the hairpin turns of grammar, diction, spelling, and punctuation with an entertaining driver’s manual covering 350 common word hazards and infractions, arranged in order of complexity for writers of all levels. .

Book/publisher Web site:
http://charlesharringtonelster.com/

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Maggie Espinosa About Maggie
Maggie Espinosa ImageThis award-winning travel journalist has a passion for exploring the globe, and sampling the world. She amasses the indigenous qualities of a destination, and unfurls them into colorful, alluring articles. Her talent for finding a location’s unique angle ensures a fresh perspective.

Maggie's book:Maggie Espinosa Book Cover
The Privileged Pooch: Luxury Travel with Your Pet in Southern California
Hitting the road with “Rover” has gone upscale. The days of staying at substandard hotels and dining at drive-thru’s when traveling with the family pet are over. Instead, the pooch can enjoy mutt massages, doting pet sitters and pampered puppy menus. The book includes detailed reviews, Web sites, Fido-friendliness ratings, costs and maps.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.theprivilegedpooch.com/

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Jorge Espinoza About Jorge
The author is a psychologist in private practice in San Diego, and author of ten books on self-help, parenting, philosophy of life, and poetry. Some of the books are bilingual, and others are in Spanish only.

Jorge's book
My Stories, My Dreams
This book is a compilation of experiences or fantasies of eight people from different cultures. Some of the stories describe the authors real experiences about cultural interchange. Memories, feelings, and passions are reflected. Other tales are the result of dreams of the authors about life, love, adventure, and even death.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.jorgeespinozaphd.com/

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Pat Estelle About Pat
The author resides in San Diego County, CA.

Pat's book
Pat EstelleAngels Play Pianos
At 16, Elizabeth Bolin marries Edward Johnson but soon realizes her mistake. Only the birth of gifted son, Jimmy and daughter Becca make life bearable. But the final solution for happiness comes with divorce. Then all is shattered when Jimmy dies.

Book/publisher Web site:
None

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Dharlene Marie Fahl About Dharlene
Dharlene Marie FahlThe author is certified by The Specialty Tea Institute of America and is an Ordained Minister. She combines tea drinking with a spiritual practice for self-healing and self-love.

Dharlene's book
Dharlene Marie Fahl BookSereni-Tea: Sipping Self Success
The author is a certified tea specialist. In this book, she guides you on an inner journey of self-discovery through the simple practice of sipping tea. Quiet your mind, open your heart, and nurture your being as you drink in the peace of self success.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.dharlene-marie.com/book/

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Brenda Fake About Brenda
Brenda Fake has been an organization effectiveness and business management consultant for over twenty years. Brenda cut her teeth in operations which has been the foundation of her practical approach to business improvement and organizational change management.

Brenda's book:
What Works for GE May Not Work for You: Using Human Systems Dynamics to Create a Culture of Process Improvement
One size does not fit all. While Jack Welch is a very intelligent man, he doesn't know other businesses as well as those who work in them every day. Many companies have invested heavily in process improvement because GE and other large companies did. The book is co-authored with Larry Solow.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.whatworksforgemaynotworkforyou.com/

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Thomas Felde About Thomas
Thomas FeldeThe author is one of the leading authorities on the overall subject of real estate in California, having devoted over thirty-five years to real estate teaching and writing. Mr. Felde has authored a number of homestudy courses and materials.

Thomas' books:
Thomas Felde BookReal Estate Principles; Sales Exam Book; and, Broker Exam Book
The Real Estate Principles book covers all of the topics found in the real estate license exam. The Sales Exam Book consits of 10 practice exams and is used to prepare an applicant of the salespersons' license exam.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://feldepublishing.com/

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Grant Sterling Foster About Grant
Grant Sterling FosterThe author lives in San Diego, CA.

Grant's book
Grant Sterling Foster BookStarving For Power
Jake Earle Dunn leaves his home seeking answers for a better future. Instead, he finds himself in love with a spectacular woman, entangled with her powerful father, and a multiple murder suspect.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.flipkart.com/starving-power-sterling-foster-grant-book-1450212433/

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Heather Fowler About Heather
The author's work has recently been nominated for both Best of the Web and a Pushcart Prize. Her Web site contains a biography and details about her current works in progress.

Heather's book:
Suspended Heart
The book is collected magical realism and fabulist stories, starring women whose hearts fall out at public malls, women whose bodies bloom with many seasons, women who sprout blades, women with multiple eyes, and women who sleep as snakes.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.aqueousbooks.com/publications.htm

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Carol L. Frey Carol L. Frey
Carol L. FreyThe author lives in San Diego, California.

Carol's book
Carol L. Frey BookColorful Trees from A to Z: Early Introduction to Trees
Can you name a tree that starts with the letter G or R? What are the names of the trees in your neighborhood? Can you name a tree with the color silver in its name? This book is a tool for young children to learn some of the trees that grow around us.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.amazon.com/Colorful-Trees-Early-Introduction/dp/1615073388/

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William Fuhrer About William
The author is a local author.

William's book:
William Fuhrer bookFor the Love of Writing Prose and Poetry from a Writer's Workshop
This book is an anthology containing 93 short stories, poems and excerpts from longer works. Forty-three San Diego Area writers contributed to this book.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.lulu.com/

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April Gabrielle About April
April GabrielleApril Gabrielle is a single mother of two. She understands by real life experience the many challenges facing single parents. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and a M.A. in Human Behavior as well as completed coursework in a Master of Education.

April's book:
April Gabrielle BookThe Myth of the Broken Home - Guidebook for Single Parents
In her honest and informative new book, educator and single mom April Gabrielle shares her personal story of raising two children in a broken home.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.nobrokenhome.com/

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Arlette Gaffrey About Arlette
Arlette Gaffrey ImageThe author was born and raised in New Orleans, a French and Spanish Creolé, and her family settled in New Orleans in 1834. She has three children and six grandchildren, and was married to a career Naval Officer who was a pilot. She loves reading, writing, and old movies.




Arlette's book: 
Arlette Gaffrey BookBehind the Columns
This a historical about Désirée Bordeaux, a beautiful Créole belle living with her aging grandfather, a heavy drinker and gambler who has accrued huge debts. When he dies suddenly, Désirée learns that her beautiful New Orleans plantation, Chêne Vue, is to be put on the auction block. Désirée finds herself being wooed by Philippe Jaunet, a cruel man who lusts after Chêne Vue and strikes fear in Désirée’s heart. She is also being courted by the handsome and wealthy New Yorker, Lance Van Buren, but her heart belongs to another --the man who broke her heart and married someone else. Désirée is pulled in different directions, her life complicated by circumstances, misunderstandings, lies, and betrayal --and the workings of her own turbulent heart.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.outskirtspress.com/webpage.php?isbn=9781432745943 or http://www.arlettegaffrey.com/

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Tricia Bertram Gallant About Tricia
The author, Ph.D. (USD), is the Academic Integrity Coordinator at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and is the past Chair for the International Center for Academic Integrity's (ICAI) Advisory Council.

Tricia's book
Creating the Ethical Academy: A Systems Approach to Understanding Misconduct and Empowering Change in Higher Education
For those who believe in the promise of higher education to shape a better future, this may be a time of unprecedented despair --stories of students regularly cheating in their classes, admissions officers bending the rules for VIPs, and faculty fudging research. In this edited volume, higher education experts and scholars tackle the challenge of understanding why ethical misconduct occurs in the academy and how we can address it.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415874694/

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Eric Galvez About Eric
In 2005, Eric Anthony Galvez, PT DPT CSCS, had a dangerous eight-hour surgery to remove a golf-sized brain tumor. Eric is now emerging as a leader in the young adult brain tumor survivor community.

Eric's book:
Reversal: When A Therapist Becomes A Patient
This book is a first-person account of life as a young male patient with a physical therapy background. It details his experiences with the returning to a new normalcy. The perspectives of his friends and family are included.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.ericgalvezdpt.com/?page_id=4

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Giovanna Pang Garcia About Giovanna
Giovanna Pang GarciaGiovanna emigrated from Hong Kong alone at the age of sixteen without knowing a lick of English. She applied values she learned as a girl in China --like hard work, diligence and integrity-- to the freedoms and opportunities that America allowed her.

Giovanna's book:
Giovanna Pang Garcia BookWhy Chinese Women Are Not Broke: Real Life Stories And Proven Keys For Success
This book is Chicken Soup for the Soul meets 7 Habits of Highly Efficient People, with a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the ancient wisdom and secrets found in the Chinese-American cultural heritage.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.whychinesewomenarenotbroke.com/

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Zohreh Ghahremani About Zohreh
Zohreh GhahremaniZohreh Ghahremani is the author of Shareek-e-Gham, in Persian. A lifelong poet/writer, she also enjoys painting. Following decades of life in Chicago, where she taught at Northwestern Dental School while practicing dentistry in Evanston, Illinois, she moved to California.

Zohreh's book:
Zohreh Ghahremani bookSky of Red Poppies
The book begins with an unusual friendship between two young women coming of age in a politically divided 1960's Iran under rule of the Shah. As the story unfolds, the history and culture of their homeland takes on a life of its own.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.turquoisebooks.org/ or http://www.zoeghahremani.com/

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Richard Gilbert About Richard
Richard GilbertThe author is a retired engineer with experience in deep sea propulsion, solar energy, and space power. He lives with his wife in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego, California.

Richard's book:
Richard Gilbert BookWilson's Boss
A project at a major aerospace company is in trouble. Those on the project are unaware that they do not know enough about the technology. A new hire finds he has to wrest control away from them in order to complete the project on schedule.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.lulu.com/

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Tom W. Goad About Tom
Tom W. GoadTom W. Goad, Ph.D., has 35 years of experience as a trainer and human resources development expert. Widely published in the human resources field, he is the author of the first edition of The First-Time Trainer. The book was also translated into Chinese.

Tom's book:
Tom W. Goad BookThe First-Time Trainer, Second Edition
The First-Time Trainer provides the reader with a set of state-of-the-art skills for getting employees on board, engaged, and ready to learn. Updated with all new techniques --as well as including tried-and-true methods that work.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.amacombooks.org/

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Marv Gold About Marv
Marv GoldThe author has written and produced numerous films, plays, TV and radio programs. His films have won first prizes at Cannes, Tokyo, Chicago, Cranbrook, Columbus and other international film festivals. He is the author of "Silverstein & Me," the only memoir of Shel Silverstein. His five novels have won bronze medals at the San Diego authors' awards. With his wife, artist Sue Zinngrabe Gold and their six cats, he resides in San Diego.

Marv's book
Marv Gold BookShel Silverstein's WiseAss Sayings
As a hermit in Key West, Shel Silverstein was named the island poet laureate. Shel changed it to pirate laureate. He was that way. Some might say he was an ornery galoot, and he would debate you all night until you agreed there was nothing ordinary about him. Only then might he tend to admit he was. Flippy? Yes. He was also risque, raunchy, and downright rude.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.amazon.com/Shel-Silversteins-WiseAss-Sayings-Edited/dp/1616239921/

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Nikki Goldman About Nikki
Dr. Nikki Goldman has over 20 years using clinical hypnosis in her private practice. She is an award-winning author contributing to national magazines and local newspapers. She has been quoted in "The Washington Post," "The San Diego Union-Tribune," "Family Circle Magazine," among other publications.

Nikki's book:
Let's Talk ... Teens and Parents want to know
Nikki Goldman, Ph.D., spent years listening to parents and teens. They question her about the very personal: sex, pregnancy and romance, drugs and addiction to the worldly such as money, work, and Internet dangers.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.drnikkigoldman.com/

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Barbara Graham About Barbara
Barbara Graham has been a falconer, karate instructor, and a Vietnamese linguist in the Army. She is a hang glider pilot and instructor, has worked as a video game animator, motorcycle messenger, and sportfishing boat cook.

Barbara's book:
Student Bodies
This is the story of a woman whose nephew dies mysteriously at a private school in Ramona, California. Odd behavior at the compound where she picks up her nephew's belongings prompts the protagonist to investigate further.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.lulu.com/

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Douglas Grant About Douglas
The author is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene Universtiy, and lives in Ocean Beach, California.

Douglas' book:
Preemptive
The book is historical fiction, dealing with the cause and effect relationship between CIA involvement in the Soviet-Afghan war and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.preemptivenovel.com/

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T. (Tammy) Greenwood About Tammy
Tammy GreenwoodT. Greenwood is the author of six novels. She has received numerous grants, including an NEA Fellowship. She teaches for UCSD's Extension and San Diego Writer's Ink.

Tammy's book:
Tammy Greenwood BookThe Hungry Season
The story of a family's struggle in the aftermath of their teenage daughter's death.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.tgreenwood.com/

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Katy Guard About Katy
Katy GuardKetayun Guard (Katy for short) comes from India and has studied yoga for more than 45 years, many of which were with several of the most famous teachers in India, including B.K.S. Iyengar and Swami Rama. Her schooling was in languages and law.

Katy's book
Katy Guard BookTo Warm Your Heart
This book was written by Katy Guard and illustrated by Amy Dyson. The book came together as if by magic. The profits from the book are split between the Cambodian Village Fund and Katy Guard's Kaivalya Mandiram Trust. Amy A. Dyson, who grow up in San Diego and lives in Kensington, edited the book and did the illustrations.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://cambodianvillagefund.org/warmheart.html

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Gary Guthrie About Gary
Gary GuthrieGary Guthrie had a near-death experience in 1982, when he was a college instructor overseas. Since that time, he has been active in near-death research and in meditation practice. He has lived and studied in India, the Middle East, Japan, and Singapore.

Gary's book:
Gary Guthrie bookOpening to the Light: Weekly Meditations on Messages from Near-Death Experiences
Messages from near-death experiences provide the inspiration for the fifty-two meditations and affirmations in this volume, which invite us to center them within and become more aware of our inner Light.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://plowsharemedia.com/light.htm

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Pauline Hager About Pauline
Pauline HagerA native of Clinton, Massachusetts, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and a longtime resident of Southern California, Pauline Hager presently lives in La Jolla, California, with her husband, Randy. The Hagers also lived in Japan.

Pauline's book:
Pauline Hager bookGiorgi's Greek Tragedy
The Ottoman Turkish Empire occupied Greece from 1453 to 1829. Agents of the sultan's elite Janissary Corps murder Giorgi's parents. Seeking revenge, he joins the outlawed Greek freedom fighters. A tragic tale of his revenge ensues.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.buybooksontheweb.com/

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Martha L. Hart About Martha
Martha HartAfter working as a costume designer in the legitimate theatre, Martha Hart held a resume full of jobs, but not much liking the real world, she grabbed keyboard and cameras, took refuge once more in the creative life and never looked back.

Martha's book:
Martha Hart booktyped live, excuse erors - photographers @ technology's crossroads
Before Twitter or Facebook, in the early days of the Internet, a motley collection of photography artists found each other on America Online. Through the magic of dial-up and discussion boards, they explored any and all subjects having to do with the art of photography.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1242218

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Allan Havis About Allan
The author is a professor of theater and the provost of Thurgood Marshall College at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of fifteen full-length published plays, which have been produced at many of the nation's leading playhouses.

Allan's book
American Political Plays after 9/11
An illuminating collection of six (6) new theatre plays which sketch out a political landscape altered after September 11, 2001 with introductory essay on political theatre in America. Contributors: The Guys, by Anne Nelson; At the Vanishing Point, by Naomi Iizuka; The Venus de Milo Is Armed, by Kia Corthron; Back of the Throat, by Yusseff El Guindi; Three Nights in Prague, by Allan Havis; and, Question 27, Question 28 by Chay Yew.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://bit.ly/eLd1N8

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Michele Hébert About Michele
Michele Hébert is a leader in mind-body health and spirituality. She blends her background in yoga fitness, meditation, nutrition, and healing to guide others in achieving higher levels of health and spiritual awareness.

Michele's book:
Michele Hébert bookThe Tenth Door: An Adventure Through the Jungles of Enlightenment
The book is a spiritual memoir recounting the author's spiritual training with legendary yoga master Walt Baptiste. Much of the book is solitude in the jungles of El Salvador as the country moves from seeming tranquility to revolution.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.rajayogis.net/

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Michael Hemmingson About Michael
Michael Hemmingson lives in San Diego. He wrote the independent film, The Watermelon, which first screened at the 2008 San Diego Film Festival. His short documentary, Life in Zona Norte, was screened at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. He has published a number of books, including The Trouble with Tramps (2010); Judas Payne: A Weird Western (2010); Ourselves or Nothing (2010); Desperate Women (2010); This Other Eden (2010); and, Pictures of Houses with Water Damage (2010).

Michael's book:
Shabbytown
Life is never easy.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.dispub.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=98

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Vicki Hesterman About Vicki
The author has a Ph.D., and is an editor, author, teacher and photographer. She has been enjoying editing, writing, creating, and co-authoring books and articles for 25 years.

Vicki's book:
The Earth is the Lord's: Handle with Care
This 20th anniversary edition of an early call for environmental awareness by all Christians stresses good stewardship of our natural resources in an encouraging, readable book. The edition is expanded and updated, with articles and essays, relevant scripture, and photographs.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.accordbooks.com/

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Richard Hicks About Richard
Richard HicksRichard Hicks is a former trial attorney. An avid sailor, he resides with his wife in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Crossing Borders is his sixth novel.

Richard's book:
Richard Hicks bookCrossing Borders
A murder mystery featuring San Diego's Portuguese-American ex-chief of police in his quest to prove the innocence of a mysterious stranger who saved his life when he fell overboard sailing back from Baja. The second the Eddie DeSilva mystery series.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.richardhicksauthor.com/

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Jenny Hilborne About Jenny
Jenny HilborneJenny Hilborne has worked in a variety of fields, including the retail music industry, residential real estate, commercial real estate, and finance. She is the second of four daughters, born and raised in Wiltshire, South West England.

Jenny's book:
Jenny Hilborne bookMadness and Murder
Frustrated by the rising body count and lack of evidence, veteran homicide detective Mac Jackson questions his own ethics when he risks the life of an innocent young woman to trap a cunning and sadistic serial killer.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.echelonpress.com/

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Georganna Holmes About Georganna
The author has self-published several chapbooks of poetry. She is retired from the San Diego Public Library System, and enjoys books so much she now works there as a volunteer.

Georganna's book
Sunset Beach
The book is a self-published poetry volume.

Book/publisher Web site:
None

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John Hood About John
Physicist, Naval engineer, Jungian scholar, astronomer, Board of Friends of Library at SDSU.

John's book:
Murder Hawaiian Style
The Shelbys, Susan and JC, are called to solve a grisly murder on the grounds of the Fleet Admiral's quarters on Oahu, Hawaii.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.authorhouse.com/

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Robert M. Hopper About Robert
Robert M. Hopper grew up in San Diego and received his B.A. in History from San Diego State University. He founded and reviews theatre for National Youth Arts.

Robert's book:
Robert M. HopperThe Book of Adam: Autobiography of the First Human Clone
Adam's intimate memoir draws us into a world in which it becomes common to have your genetic twin born after you die. His life is haunted by bigotry, dreams of his clone-father, a multigenerational family drama, and his inherited fear of death.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.robhopper.com/

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Prudence Horne About Prudence
The author is a professional abstract landscape artist, and graduated colleges --with an M.F.A. degree from Pratt Institute, and a B.A. from Trinity College. She has a studio in Little Italy.

Prudence's book:
A Fairy Poem
This is a color illustrated book about the fairies who live in the woods. "Deep in the woods where the ferns grow up high, the moss lays down thick and the trees touch the sky...."

Book/publisher Web site:
None

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Irene Hunt About Irene
The author and her husband, Tim, are both authors, photographers, and founders of "Hunt for Nature Publishing," a nature-based children's book publisher. It is through their books that they hope to spark a child's interest in, and appreciation for, nature.

Irene's books:
Irene HuntQueen Iween's Beautiful Butterflies; and, Queen Iween's To Be A Honey Bee, Like Me!
Queen Iween's books have an authentic new twist. Be entertained and educated through the fact-based narrative, and compelling real life photographs, which together bring to life the importance, beauty and intricacy of nature. Timothy J. Hunt was co-author/collaborator.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.huntfornature.com/

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Online Local Author Exhibit I-L

Online Author Exhibit I-L

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Local Authors, 2010, I-L

Below are the local authors for 2010, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with I through L. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2010 is included with their listing.

Chinazom Iwuaba  |   Harold Jaffe  |   Orlando Javien  |   Sally John  |   Chalmers Johnson  |   Paul Johnson  |   Rodney Johnson  |   T. J. Johnson  |   Keith Jones  |   Marie D. Jones  |   Mona Jones-Owen  |   Betsy Jordan  |   David C. Kahn  |   Alice Louise Karow  |   Andrew E. Kaufman |  Dorothy Kegler  |   Ray Kinne  |   Tom Kirkbride  |   Ron Kirkemo  |   Nancy Knowlton  |   Laura Johnston Kohl  |   Bryna Kranzler  |   Linda Lake  |   Jen Leong  |   Thomas Levy  |   C. A. Lindsay  |   Linda Loegel  |   Marta Lomeli  |   Marshall Lubin  |   Bob Lundy    

 












Chinazom Iwuaba About Chinazom
Chinazom IwuabaThis book is an autobiography that highlights some of the author's numerous academic, financial, and health struggles that shaped them to whom they have become.

Chinazom's book:
Chinazom Iwuaba BookShaped by Struggles
This book is about the author's birth, poor socio-economic upbringing, challenging academic, employment, financial, and health experiences of despair, strong hold of hopelessness, and triumphs through those dark and dreadful times.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.shapedbystruggles.org/

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Harold Jaffe About Harold
Harold JaffeHarold is the author of seventeen books, many of which have been translated into numerous languages. He is also the editor-in-chief of "Fiction International."

Harold's books:
Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories, and Paris 60
Harold Jaffe bookAnti-Twitter works with actual "news" texts which are reinscribed.

Harold Jaffe bookParis 60 is a cultural journal of sixty days in Paris.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.jaffeantijaffe.com/

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Orlando Javien About Orlando
Orlando JavienBookkeeper, referral marketing specialist and domestic engineer by day. Author, evangelist and motivational speaker by night. The author's mission in life is to empower his circle of influence to live purpose driven lives.

Orlando's book
Orlando Javien bookGod Made Me Pick Up Underwear: Finding Faith In Unusual Places
The author shares his powerful journey to faith through tales from his life, and the struggles in his marriage and how a game of golf taught him how to be a better husband. Readers ultimately will see that faith can be found if they truly look and listen - even in unusual places.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.orlandojavien.com/

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Sally John About Sally
Sally JohnSally John is the author of sixteen novels, contemporary stories that focus on family relationships. An Illinois native, she and her husband live in Oceanside, California.

Sally's book:
Sally John bookRansomed Dreams
After a bullet cripples her ambassador husband, Sheridan retreats with him to a remote Mexican village. Life further unravels after a visit home to Chicago. Long-buried secrets of her father's expose a trail of deceit that impact her marriage.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.tyndale.com/ or http://www.sally-john.com/

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Chalmers Johnson About Chalmers
Chalmers Johnson is the winner of the San Diego Public Library's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. He has written more than 18 books about Asian politics, as well as the Blowback trilogy.

Chalmers' book:
Dismantling the Empire: America's Last Best Hope
A collection of essays about America's empire of military bases around the world, the secret activities of the CIA, and how all of these will bankrupt our economy and destroy our democracy.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.henryholt.com/

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Paul Johnson About Paul
The author is a graphic artist with an interest in archaeology and a background as an advertising art director and exhibit designer.

Paul's books
Paul Johnson BookLords of Time Maya Calendar 2011, Maya Daykeeper Calendar 2011
Paul Johnson BookThis book describes and illustrates basic principles of the ancient Maya Calendar system, and includes 2011 calendar pages formatted into the 18 20-day Maya months correlated with Gregorian dates.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.lordsoftimemayacalendar.com/

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Rodney Johnson About Rodney
Rodney Johnson graduated from San Diego State University in 1993, and is a U.S. Navy combat veteran. His first book, Diary of a Social Worker: Inside Child Protective Services, was published in 2006. He has also published two books of poetry.

Rodney's book:
Rodney JohnsonInclined To Mischief
The book is a collection of poems, 60 pages.

Book/publisher Web site:
None

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T. J. Johnson About T. J.
T. J. JohnsonThe author is a retired computer systems analyst and software applications instructor who enjoys teaching and writing. She has published three books, including last year's Library display, The Genesis Men, Adam & Sons, ISBN: 978-1-4415-1421-9.

T. J.'s book
T. J. Johnson BookChapter & Verse, Crosswords And Other Puzzles, Genesis Book Two
The book presents Bible Study of specific chapters and verses in puzzle format. Test what you know; review what you read; keep your mind active, and your Bible knowledge sharp. Book covers Genesis 26-50. Chapters 1-25 covered in first puzzle book.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.authorhouse.com/Bookstore/BookSearchResults.aspx?Search=9781449051297 or http://www.hayneskid.com/

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Keith Jones About Keith
Keith JonesThe author graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. from the School of Liberal Arts (Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis campus) after attending Brownsburg High School in Indiana. He holds a J.D. degree from the California Western School of Law. He is a successful attorney with solo practice in San Diego County, California. and his interests include cycling, travel, snorkeling and writing.

Keith's book
Keith Jones BookThe Suspicious Spouse
The author's third novel, and San Diego Awards Mystery/Thriller Winner, "The Suspicious Spouse," introduces the H & S Investigation series.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.suzannesantillan.com/ or http://www.keithajones.com/

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Marie D. Jones About Marie
Marie D. JonesMarie D. Jones is a best selling author, screenwriter, researcher, speaker and radio show host specializing in science, paranormal and metaphysical subjects.

Marie's book:
Marie D. Jones BookThe Deja Vu Enigma: A Journey Through The Anomalies of Mind, Memory and Time
The book is a journey through the inner universe of the human mind, from deja vu to missing time to dreams to consciousness to the power of belief and perception to create reality.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://newpagebooks.com/

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Mona Jones-Owen About Mona
This book is Mona's second novel dealing with the changing mores of women in the 20th century. A retired Special Educator, she moved to Calfornia with her husband of 50 years to enjoy her retirement years. Her first novel was titled Moonglow.

Mona's book:
And I Danced On His Shoes
Neilia Overton's search to find the truth abouther past leads her to see that she has never been told the truth about her background. She embarks on an emotion-filled journey to find out what the "terrible" secret was.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.booksurge.com/

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Betsy Jordan About Betsy
Betsy JordanBetsy Jordan has advanced degrees in art history and in literature, and has taught humanities at the University of California at San Diego. Now retired, she devotes herself to writing for young people and perfecting her knowledge of the Italian language.

Betsy's book:
Betsy Jordan BookDante and Me: A Journey
This historical fiction book follows Dante Alighieri during his years in exile in the early fourteenth century in Italy, accompanied by a young orphan boy, Benito. The young reader is introduced to Italian landscape, Italian sculpture, and Italian architecture. Nancy Haver was the illustrator and printer.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.amazon.com/Dante-Me-Journey-Betsy-Jordan/dp/1450707831

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David C. Kahn About David
David C. KahnDavid is a semi-retired business executive.

David's book:
David C. Kahn BookHer Mother's Diary
This book is young adult fiction, and is an exciting and fast-moving suspense/mystery.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://hermothersdiary.com/

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Alice Louise Karow About Alice
Alice Louise KarowThe author lives in San Diego, CA.

Alice's book
Alice Louise Karow BookCook from Your Heart: Recipes for Transformation
This book takes the stress out of eating well by sharing a heart centered approach to healthy living. Gorgeous photos, fresh new recipes, food safety and shopping tips, wisdom stories and quotes guide you to a life of beauty, joy and vibrant good health.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.cookfromyourheart.com/

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Andrew E. Kaufman About Andrew
Andrew KaufmanAndrew E. Kaufman is an award-winning writer living in Southern California, along with his labrador retrievers, a horse, and a very bossy Jack Russell terrier.

Andrew's book:
Andrew Kaufman BookWhile the Savage Sleeps
Strange things are happening in Faith, New Mexico. The body count is rising, the pressure is mounting, and the clock is ticking as they rush to uncover a dangerous secret hiding just below the surface of this all-American town.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.andrewekaufman.com/

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Dorothy Kegler About Dorothy
The author was born in Georgia and is the youngest of 10 children. She relocated to California after graduation from high school to further her education. Since her relocation, Dorothy has received a Master of Arts degree in Postsecondary Education.

Dorothy's books:
My Journey: Butterfly Wings; and, Faith Lessons: Experiencing the Miracles
Butterfly Wings is a book of inspirational poetry, prose, and prayers written to encourage readers to get an education, achieve their goals, and reach their highest potential. Faith Lessons offers a look at the lives of men and women who reveal intimate stories.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.insightpublishing.com/

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Ray Kinne About Ray
Contributors: Selene Gongora Baltazar, Students from SDSU's Upward Bound, and O'Farrell Community School.

Ray's books
A Look Into The Past, What I Leave With You
The author has always been a sucker for a good love story, and ultimately "this is what these books are about." These books contain the stories of families living in San Diego and the sacrifices that they have made to prepare their children for college.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.infinitypublishing.com/

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Tom Kirkbride About Tom
The author is from Southern California, home of his Gamadin saga. He was a La Jolla, CA lifeguard, and is an avid bodysurfer, skier, traveler, and artist. He resides in San Diego.

Tom's books
Book I - Gamadin: Word of Honor; Book II - Gamadin: Mons; and, Book III - Gamadin: Distant Suns
The Gamadin book series is the story of Southern California surfers who, through a series of events, become intergalactic warriors and keep peace in the galaxy.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.wigtonpublishing.com/

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Ron Kirkemo About Ron
Ron KirkemoThe author is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Point Loma Nazarene University. He is a Member of American Association of Political Consultants, National Defense Industry Association, and the Association for Intelligence Officers.

Ron's book
Ron Kirkemo BookEmbraced and Engaged: Grace and Ethics in American Foreign Policy
Based on Wesleyan theology, the book is designed to inspire Christian students embraced by grace to become engaged in foreign affairs. It covers diplomats, spies, defense intellectuals, and members of Congress.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://wipfandstock.com/

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Nancy Knowlton About Nancy
The author is the Sant Chair for Marine Science at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, and founded the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD.

Nancy's book
Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures from the Census of Marine Life
The astonishing diversity of ocean life will wow you in this riveting book by the marine scientist author. The book reveals the most intriguing organisms in the ocean, captured in action by skilled underwater photographers from National Geographic.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/books/animals-and-nature/animals-and-wildlife/citizens-of-the-sea

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Laura Johnston Kohl About Laura
I was born in Washington, DC, in 1947, and have lived through many life-changing experiences. My survival was in question several times over the years as I traveled through integrating public facilities and protesting against an unpopular war.

Laura's book:
Jonestown Survivor: An Insider's Look
"I grew us as a radical during the 1960s. I was very involved in desegregating areas in my community and protesting the war in Viet Nam. I was devastated by the assassinations of the Kennedys, of Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X."

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.iuniverse.com/

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Bryna Kranzler About Bryna
The author has an M.B.A. from Yale School of Organization and Managment, and a B.A. degree.

Bryna's book:
The Accidental Anarchist
This book is about a man who was sentenced to death three times in early 1900s in Russia --and lived to tell about it.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.theaccidentalanarchist.com/

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Linda Lake About Linda
Linda Lake is a long-time resident of San Diego. She holds a law degree and an abiding interest in true crime.

Linda's book
Linda Lake BookMurder by the Stars
This book is a true and candid account of a vicious murder that took place at the Las Vegas Sands Hotel and Casino in 1974. The book provides a possible new clue as to the whereabouts of the infamous Zodiac Killer.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.murderbythestars.com/

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Jen Leong About Jen
The author --Feng Shui and holistic health consultant, speaker and educator, and proprietor of Wellness by Design-- brings more than 18 years of combined experience, training, and expertise to her Feng Shui and wellness practice.

Jen's book
Jen LeongMake It Happen With Feng Shui: Attract What YOU Want!
This is more than your ordinary book. It is a personal resource guide with groundbreaking information and easy, practical methods to attract what you want in life.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.jenleong.com/

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Thomas Levy About Thomas
The author/editor is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Judaic Studies at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where he holds the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaelogy of Ancient Israel and Neigboring Lands.

Thomas' book
Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future
Editor. This book reflects the major changes happening today in the historical archaeology of the Holy Land.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.equinoxpub.com/homemain.asp

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C. A. Lindsay About C. A.
C. A. LindsayThe author's published works include human interest pieces, columns for "The San Diego Union-Tribune," "Escondido Times-Advocate," and "Corridor News." She was also guest columnist for "The Daily Californian" in El Cajon, California. She has also published poetry.

C.A.'s books:
C. A. Lindsay BookAngels Of My Life
This book is a collection of poetry to comfort people who lost a spouse and child and to help people understand the suffering of those who have. It ends with humorous quips.

C. A. Lindsay BookOne Allied Sailor
This book is a biography of A.B. Dirk Baatenburg de Jong, a Dutch Merchant Marine.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.bookartcorner.com/

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Linda Loegel About Linda
Linda LoegelThe author has been published in two anthologies, her college literary journal, and print publications, including "Yesterday's Magazette," "Good Old Days," "Country Woman," and "Vision." A new book, If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut, is scheduled for release in 2010.

Linda's book:
Linda Loegel BookBumps Along the Way
A light-hearted look at a cross-country road trip, by two cranky senior citizens.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://loegel.webs.com/

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Marta Lomeli About Marta
The author has over twenty-five years of teaching experience, over ten years experience in the martial arts, and years of community involvement with youth mentoring programs, police community relations support, and precinct walking.

Marta's book:
Cuentos From the House on West Connecticut
The book began as a writing exercise in a teacher's seminar. The assignment was to write about your first house with as much detail as possible. As she wrote, the author remembered and began to lose track of time.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.authorhouse.com/

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Marshall Lubin About Marshall
Marshall LubinThe author grew up in Los Angeles and began surfing in 1960, and went for two years around the world, ages 17 to 19. He spent two years traveling around South America, and then two more years traveling and living in Mexico. He spent four years working at Seal Team One in Coronado.

Marshall's book:
Marshall Lubin BookFrom Boys 2 Men, An Adventure in Paradise
Two boys, age 17, circumnavigate the planet while facing boat fires, near sinkings, a cyclone in Australia, a butterfly hunt in New Guinea, and a severe hurricane in the north Atlantic. Life's lessons while sailing around the world in the mid-sixties.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.fromboys2men.com/

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Bob Lundy About Bob
Bob LundyThe author is a wilderness enthusiast and leads occasional conditioning hikes with the Sierra Club. He helped to found the Frank Craig poetry group in the Solana Beach Library. Elizabeth Yahn Williams and Ethel Bell Myers are co-authors.

Bob's books
Bob Lundy BookBob Lundy BookIn Passing: Poetry on Life's Travels; Summations 2009-10: The Merging of Art and Poetry
"In Passing: Poetry on Life's Travels" allows readers to ride Midwest and Southwest highways with authors Myers, Williams, and Lundy -- all born East of the Mississippi. "Summations" is a book of artworks and the poems they inspired, from the 2009 Summations exhibit at the Escondido Municipal Art Gallery.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.hitherandyahn.com/

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Local Authors, 2010, M-P

Below are the local authors for 2010, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with M through P. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2010 is included with their listing.

Greg Maffett  |   April Mahoney  |   Diane Marentette  |   Lorelle Marinello  |   Zara Marselian  |   Marty Martins  |   Vonn Marie May  |   Kelly Mayhew  |   Susan McGuinness  |   Laura McNeal  |   Linda Meckler  |   Susan Meissner  |   Adam Meyerowitz  |   Rita Micklish  |   Choi Mija (Mija Kim)  |   Jim Miller  |   Erica Miner  |   Stephanie Mood  |   Garth Mundinger-Klow  |   Bob Nelson  |   Jim Nelson  |   James D. Newland  |   Louis Nin  |   Toni Noel  |   Jessica O'Dwyer  |   C. Michelle Olson  |  Mika Ono  |   Naomi Oreskes  |   Helen Oswalt  |   Mostafa Panah  |   T. Jefferson Parker  |   Stewart Parks  |   Justin Pearson  |   Dan Peled  |   Rebecca Jo Plant  |   Chefs Press  |   Scott Prussing  |  











Greg Maffett About Greg
The author lives in San Diego, CA. He is a professor, engineer, and skydiver. George Maffett is co-author.

Greg's book
Aim Lower
Happiness is the result of diminshed expectations.

Book/publisher Web site:
None

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April Mahoney About April
April MahoneyThe author, "Nouveau Spice," hailed as San Diego's Poet Laureate, is a native of Los Angeles, and the founder of A Good Person Productions. She started writing poetry at the age of eight. She has been published in the International Library of Poetry Anthology, and is the winner of numerous radio and print ad contests. She is now the author of three books.

April's book
April Mahoney BookRico the Seagull, Making the Best out of a Mess
Rico an 11-year-old sea gull born on the Alaskan coast is about to embark on the journey of his life. His family will have to migrate to unfamiliar territory in the Gulf Coast wetlands, but before he can make the trip he becomes the victim of a major oil spill disaster. Readers of all ages will be captivated by this story of hope.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.ricotheseagull.com/

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Diane Marentette About Diane
Diane MarentetteRichard S. Trafton and S. Diane Marentette, co-authors, have 30 years of experience in leadership, consulting, and academic roles where they have discovered, defined and put to use their recommendations that are now in the book.

Diane's book:
Diane Marentette BookA New Brain for Business
The authors have translated brain science, evolutionary biology, and behavioral science into clear, easily understood behaviors in the workplace for better business results. The book is co-authored with Richard S. Trafton, Ph.D.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.newbrainforbusiness.com/

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Lorelle Marinello About Lorelle
Lorelle MarinelloLorelle Marinello is a San Diego native, but she grew up on stories of her grandfather's boyhood in Alabama. She graduated from SDSU with a B.A. in Fine Arts. She lives with her husband and children in the local mountains of San Diego County.

Lorelle's book:
Lorelle Marinello BookSalting Roses
A Southern Alabama girl discovers she's the kidnapped daughter of a New England financier and has inherited a fortune, which turns her quiet life upside down.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.lorellemarinello.com/

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Zara Marselian About Zara
Zara MarselianThe author is the founder and chief executive of the nonprofit "La Maestra Community Health Centers." She was an invited guest when First Lady Michelle Obama visited a community garden in City Heights last spring.

Zara's book:
Zara Marselian BookThe Soul Speaks
This is a non-fiction book featuring short stories that share the hopes and dreams, the struggles and the determination of human beings around the globe that have made San Diego a place to call home.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.lamaestra.org/

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Marty Martins About Marty
Marty MartinsMarty Martins is no stranger to the effects of physical violence, having been a prosecutor in Southern California for twenty-three years. He has also been an adjunct professor and a publicist, in addition to contributing articles to numerous magazines.

Marty's book:
Marty Martins BookThe Blizzard
In Marty Martins's novel, The Blizzard, readers are taken on a journey that touches on questions of morals and ethics, and the need for parents to learn to communicate with their children. Melanie Hondel is the all-American high school student.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://buytheblizzard.com/

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Vonn Marie May About Vonn
The author is a local San Diego author.

Vonn's book:
Rancho Santa Fe
The community of Rancho Santa Fe reveals itself through layers of California history. History that moves from a Spanish pueblo, to a Mexican rancho, to an ambitious horticultural experiment gone awry, and finally to an inspired planned community.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.arcadiapubishing.com/

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Kelly Mayhew About Kelly
Kelly Mayhew is co-author with Jim Miller of Better to Reign in Hell: Inside the Raiders Fan Empire (The New Press, 2005), and co-author with Jim Miller and Mike Davis of Under the Perfect Sun: The San Diego Tourists Never See (The New Press, 2003).

Kelly's book:
Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting
In this lively and engrossing collection, the book explores all aspects of parenthood from the first stirrings of desire for a baby to the bittersweet experience of watching your children go off into the world without you. Alys Masek was the book's co-editor.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.cityworkspress.org/

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Susan McGuinness About Susan
The author lives in San Diego, CA. The co-authors are Philip O. Anderson and Philip E. Bourne. Philip O. Anderson is Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, where he is in charge of the Drug Information course.

Susan's book
Pharmacy Informatics
Leading the way in the integration of information technology with healthcare, this book reflects some of the rapid changes that have developed in the pharmacy profession. Written by educators and professionals at the forefront of this field.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.crcpress.com

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Laura McNeal About Laura
Laura McNealThe author's book was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award in Young People's Literature. She lives in San Diego County with her husband, Tom, and their two sons. She and Tom are the authors of four young adult novels published by Knopf: "Crooked," "Zipped," "Crushed," and "The Decoding of Lana Morris," and one picture book, "The Dog Who Lost His Bob."

Laura's book
Laura McNeal bookDark Water
"It wasn’t wrong in theory. It wasn’t forbidden. But I understood that it was very strange and different, someone like him and someone like me. The people who have nothing aren’t allowed to touch the people with cars and houses. They can work here. That’s all."

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.mcnealbooks.com/

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Linda Meckler About Linda
Linda MecklerLinda has worked in medical insurance billing for over 20 years. She has put all her experience and tricks into this book. The book has personal as well as professional stories.

Linda's book:
Linda Meckler bookFight Your Medical Insurance Nightmares!! Let me show you how
This book is to help educate consumers and medical providers on writing appeal letters. Includes sample letters, medical insurance terminology, insurance coding, reasons for denial, Medicare Parts ABCD explained. Get your bills paid and cut the red tape.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.lindamecklerauthor.com/

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Susan Meissner About Susan
Susan MeissnerSusan Meissner is a multi-published author, speaker, and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism.

Susan's book:
Susan Meissner BookLady in Waiting
While Jane Lindsay waits for her husband to decide if they'll stay married, she finds a 16th-century betrothal ring. Certain that it belonged to Lady Jane Grey, she's drawn to the parallels in their lives.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/

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Adam Meyerowitz About Adam
At just 18 months old, the author was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, and for the first ten years of his life, he was a very sick child.

Adam's book
The Hero Inside
This book tells the story of a sick young boy who discovers his inner strength, his Hero Inside. Although the main character of this story is a child dealing with illness, this book is for people of all ages.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.theheroinside.com/

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Rita Micklish About Rita
Rita MicklishRita is a local Author, with 20 books published.

Rita's book:
Tides
An Irish San Diego family in 1914-1915, featuring the 1915 San Diego Exposition.

Book/publisher Web site:
None

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Choi Mija (Mija Kim) Choi Mija (Mija Kim)
Choi MijaThe author lives in San Diego, California.

Choi's book
Choi Mija BookSan Diego Hen

Book/publisher Web site:
None

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Jim Miller About Jim
The author is a native San Diegan and a graduate of the M.F.A. program at San Diego State University. In addition to his M.F.A. in Fiction, Miller has a Ph.D. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University. He is a founding member of the San Diego Writers Collective and a co-founder of San Diego City Works Press.

Jim's book:
Flash
Who is Bobby Flash? Flash is a novel that follows the journey of frequently unemployed city journalist Jack Wilson as he investigates the century-old mystery of the identity of IWW outlaw and revolutionary, Bobby Flash.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.akpress.org/

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Erica Miner About Erica
Erica MinerFormer Metropolitan Opera violinist turned author Erica Miner has had a multi-faceted career as an award-winning screenwriter, author, lecturer, and poet. Her debut novel, Travels With My Lovers, won the Fiction Prize in the Direct from the Author Book Awards.

Erica's book:
Erica Miner BookMurder in the Pit
A brilliant young violinist inadvertently places her life in jeopardy when she teams with an opera-loving cop to solve the murder of a famous opera conductor.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.twilighttimesbooks.com/

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Stephanie Mood About Stephanie
Stephanie MoodThe author moved to San Diego in 1973. She is a writing and literature professor at Grossmont College --part-time since 1978, and full-time since 1991.

Stephanie's book:
Stephanie Mood BookCalifornia Poems: Gold in Them Hills
This book contains prose and poetry on the promise of the West.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.xlibris.com/

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Garth Mundinger-Klow About Garth
The author lives in La Jolla, and holds the Kinsey Chair at the Beverly Hills Institute for Sexual Health Research, and is a professor of sociology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Garth's book
Rape and Rough Sex
A sociological study in extreme sexual case histories.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.olympiapress.com/

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Bob Nelson About Bob
Dr. Bob Nelson is one of the world's leading authorities on employee motivation and management. He is president of Nelson Motivation, Inc., a management training and consulting company that specializes in helping organizations improve their management practices.

Bob's book:
Ubuntu! An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration
This book is written by best-selling authors Dr. Bob Nelson (1001 Ways to Reward Employees) and Dr. Stephen Lundin (the Fish! Series).

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.ubuntuthebook.com/

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Jim Nelson About Jim
Jim NelsonThe author is a curator at the Solano Beach Heritage Museum.

Jim's book
Jim Nelson BookLa Colonia & Solana Beach Spring Up from Colonel Ed Fletcher's Running Water
This book is a prequel to the author's earlier work "Early Solana Beach." That first volume contains oral histories of two longtime residents, George Wilkens and Robert "Chuckles" Hernandez, recounting stories of growing up in Solana Beach and La Colonia from the late 1920s to the start of WWII. The new book goes back to the arrival of the Indians, the Spaniards, the Mexicans, and concludes in the early 1920s with the establishment of the then two separate communities.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://solanabeachcivicandhistoricalsociety.org/?page_id=10

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James D. Newland About James
James D. NewlandThe author is the Supervising Historian, and a Manager, for the California State Parks Department in Southern California. A resident of La Mesa, this is his second book.

James' book
James D. Newland BookImages of America: La Mesa
This brief narrative history of La Mesa, with its evocative and interpretive photographs, serves as an accessible and updated introduction to the "Jewel of the Hills" history, and an inspiration for the upcoming citywide Centennial in 2012. The La Mesa Historical Society assisted on the book.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/

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Louis Nin About Louis
Louis Kahn Nin served in the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan. He divides his time between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico.

Louis' book:
Momma Said Never Date Bi-Polar Alcoholic Divorcees
The book is a slim volume of poetry.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.olympiapress.com/

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Toni Noel About Toni
Toni NoelA long time supporter of libraries and lover of the printed word, Toni helped start several church libraries is small towns. She later campaigned to get her branch library built. Law Breakers and Love Makers is Toni's first published book.

Toni's book:
Toni Noel BookLaw Breakers and Love Makers
Take one resolute wisp of a woman, one conscientious deputy, add some single-minded pets and a few crimes-in-progress and you have a situation that would be funny if the couple falling back in love was not so darn scared.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com/

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Jessica O'Dwyer About Jessica
Jessica O'DwyerThe author is an adoptive mother to two children born in Guatemala. Her book is available now on Amazon and at at bookstore near you.

Jessica's book
Jessica O'Dwyer BookMamalita: An Adoption Memoir
The book is a behind-the-scenes look at adoption from Guatemala. At turns harrowing, heartbreaking, and inspiring, this is a classic story of a mother's love over almost insurmountable obstacles.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.mamalitathebook.com/

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C. Michelle Olson About Michelle
Michelle OlsonC. Michelle Olson is a San Diego author/poet who comes from a military background and who ended up in San Diego, California. She has such a love and appreciation for her city, nature, and people that she was inspired to write poetry for others to relate to and be inspired.

Michelle's book:
Michelle Olson BookWishing On A Star Poetry
The book is a compilation of colored pictured poetry about life, military, nature, and people. It is very relatable and inspiring.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.authorhouse.com/

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Mika Ono About Mika
Mika OnoMika Ono is an award-winning writer and editor fascinated by topics in health and medicine, as well as by the inner workings of people and their lives.

Mika's book:
Mika Ono bookAncient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing, and Long Life
The ancient Asian practice of cooking with healing herbs and other therapeutic foods meets Western palates and kitchens in these quick, easy, and delicious recipes. Yuan Wang and Warren Sheir, both experts in Chinese medicine, are co-authors.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.ancientwisdommodernkitchen.com/

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Naomi Oreskes About Naomi
The author is one of the world's leading historians of science. She is Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and Adjunct Professor of Geosciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Erik Conway is the book's co-author.

Naomi's book
Merchants of Doubt, How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
In their new book, historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway explain how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists, with extensive political connections, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established science.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.merchantsofdoubt.org/

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Helen Oswalt About Helen
Helen OswaltThe author is from Encinitas, and wrote a historical novel set in the 1740s among the Natchez people of Mississippi.

Helen's book
Helen Oswalt bookAn Indian Star Among Suns
One tribe of North American Indians, the Natchez, practiced strong beliefs and elaborate ceremonies that distinguished them from all those around them. When the author discovered early records of these Mississippi Indians, who were destroyed by the French in 1733, she felt they should be known again, and now they are, through her historical novel.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.amazon.com/Indian-Star-Among-Suns-Magnificent/dp/1439251274

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Mostafa Panah About Mostafa
Mostafa PanahMostafa K. Panah was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1957. He received his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Florida in 1983. After graduation, he briefly returned to Iran and then immigrated to the United States in 1985.

Mostafa's book:
Mostafa Panah BookThe Prophet Within
In this visionary yet timeless fable, Mostafa Panah spreads light to the three fundamental human relationships and reveals the Process of Prophecy and how this process continues in all of us today.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.oktaypublishing.com/

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T. Jefferson Parker About T. Jefferson
T. Jefferson ParkerT. Jefferson Parker is the bestselling, two-time Edgar Award-winning author of sixteen previous novels. His new Charlie Hood novel, T. Jefferson Parker BookThe Border Lords, goes on sale in January, 2011.

T. Jefferson's book:
T. Jefferson Parker BookIron River
In the third novel of his thrilling critically-acclaimed Charlie Hood series, Parker takes on the real-life, dangerous world of gunrunners along the California-Mexico Border. Agent Sean Ozburn is undercover with the Baja Cartel when he suddenly goes silent, his only communications being the haunting e-mails he sends to his wife. Charlie Hood must determine if Oz is chasing demons, or whether his friend is operating with a disastrously shattered moral compass.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://tjeffersonparker.com/

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Stewart Parks About Stewart
Stewart ParksLittle is known about Stewart Parks, and he seems to like it that way. We have been able to establish that he is a fourth-generation native of San Diego, a UCSD graduate, a member of the WindanSea Surf Club, and a lifelong student of physics and philosophy.

Stewart's book:
Stewart Parks bookBEEP! Beyond the Frogpond and Back
A "metaphysical" surf novel, a "coming of age" story with a time-travel twist, set in the turbulent decade of the 1960s in San Diego.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://plowsharemedia.com/beep.htm

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Justin Pearson About Justin
Justin PearsonThe author is a vocalist, lyricist, and bassist. His bands, past and present, include The Locust, All Leather, Some Girls, Holy Molar, Swing Kids, The Crimson Curse, Head Wound City, Ground Unicorn Horn, and Struggle. He runs an independent record label.

Justin's book:
Justin Pearson BookFrom The Graveyard Of The Arousal Industry
As an adolescent, Justin Pearson moved with his mother from Phoenix, Arizona to sunny San Diego, California --after his father was murdered on Halloween. There, he fell in with a subculture of young musicians.

Book/publisher Web site:
None

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Dan Peled About Dan
After completing his service in the Israeli Special Forces, Dan Peled immigrated to the United States, where he worked in the construction industry and eventually formed his own construction company. He has written twelve fiction novels.

Dan's book:
Naomi's Quest
Meir Shalev, an emissary of the Haganah on a covert mission in Nazi Germany to rescue Jews from the closing jaws of the Holocaust, is captured while attempting to save the children of two prominent families. He orchestrates a daring escape from captivity.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.iuniverse.com/

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Katrina Pescador About Katrina
The author is director of libraries and head archivist at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. See more about the book's exhibit at the museum.

Katrina's book:
San Diego Museum Ford Book CoverWheels to Wings - San Diego's Ford Building
This limited edition was released for the 75th anniversary in May 2010. The book narrates the history of the last Ford Exposition building still in existence. Starting with Henry Ford's interest in industrial exhibitions and ending with the building contemporary status as home to the San Diego Air and Space Museum, the book features numerous detailed photos illustrating the building's history from 1935 to the present. The book presents the fascinating history of San Diego's Ford building in a simple, well articulated manner that all can enjoy. The book's co-author was Karen Garcia Raines.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/research/publications.php

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Rebecca Jo Plant About Rebecca
Rebecca PlantThe author is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. She focuses on gender history, and the history of the psychological professions in the twentieth-century U.S. She is currently researching war trauma.

Rebecca's book
Rebecca Plant BookMom: The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America
In the early twentieth-century United States, to speak of mother love was to invoke an idea of motherhood that served as an all-encompassing identity, rooted in notions of self-sacrifice and infused with powerful social and political meanings.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/presssite/metadata.epl?mode=synopsis&bookkey=8334054

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Chefs Press About Chefs Press
This book was authored by the publishing company Chefs Press.

Chefs Press' book
Chefs Press BookTop Tables Coronado: Celebrating the Island's Favorite Restaurants and Recipes
This book give you a unique chance to experience the flavors of some of Coronado Island's most successful and beloved restaurants. This special edition showcases what Coronado has to offer - everything from California Coastal Cuisine to Asian, Mexican, Italian, or Greek. The chefs or owners of each restaurant have personally chosen the recipe or recipes that best capture the spirit of their kitchens as well as the wonderful flavors on their plates.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.chefspress.com/top-tables-coronado-book/

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Scott Prussing About Scott
Scott PrussingIn addition to Breathless, Scott is the author of the e-book Tangled Webs, a mystery/suspense novel. He has degrees in psychology from the University of Connecticut and Yale University. He currently resides in San Diego, California.

Scott's book:
Scott Prussing BookBreathless
The book is a fantasy/romance in the mold of Twilight and Vampire Diaries, but it’s filled with enough new ideas to excite even the most devoted fans. Laced with passion, humor and supernatural danger, the book will alternately bring a smile to your face and make your heart pump faster.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.scottprussingpublishing.com/

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Local Authors, 2010, Q-R

Below are the local authors for 2010, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with Q through R. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2010 is included with their listing.

 

Mary Lenore Quigley  |   Sherry Radford  |   Vince Reardon  |   Maggie Reese  |   Judy Reeves  |   deTraci Regula  |   Alan Renga  |   Sandra Rief  |   John P. Roach, Jr.  |   Laura Peyton Roberts  |   Linton Robinson  |   Tom Robinson  |   Shawn Rohrbach  |   Jeff Rossman  |   Don Miguel Ruiz  |   Chris Ryall    

 











Mary Lenore Quigley About Mary
Mary Lenore QuigleyFrom the Writers' Group at Lake San Marcos, which includes Kathy Lundy Derengowski, Ele Farrow, Fern Lenore Gordon, Agnes Herman, Maryanna M. Norton, Mary Lenore Quigley, Diane F. Sanson, Jan Weight, and Ann Zwemer.

Mary's book:
Mary Lenore Quigley BookReflections
The book is a collection of poetry and stories by The Lake San Marcos Writers.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.q2ink.com/

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Sherry Radford About Sherry
Sherry RadfordThe author is a full-time Spanish teacher at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista. This book was written about an actual event when her new kitten escaped while she was away for the day.

Sherry's book
Sherry Radford BookEl Sábado de Inkie
Written for children and those teaching or learning beginning Spanish, the tale follows Inkie the cat as he escapes from his home expecting a great adventure, only to realize that he wants to go back home.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.strategicbookgroup.com/

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Vince Reardon About Vince
Vince Reardon is a professional speaker, leadership trainer, and author of Legacy: Passing on Cherished Values in a Values-Starved World. Previously, Vince had been a corporate communications professional, primarily in the biotechnology industry.

Vince's book:
Legacy: Passing on Cherished Values in a Values-Starved World
What do a mountain climber, a cellist, a NASA flight director, an ex-convict, and a former schizophrenic have in common? Two things. All are leaders who have made a positive difference in the world.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://vincereardon.com/

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Maggie Reese About Maggie
Maggie ReeseThe author currently lives in San Diego County with her husband Matt and daughter Allison. Her first and most important job is being a stay-at-home mom and wife. In her spare time, she loves to write and help others fight the stigma of mental illness.

Maggie's book:
Maggie Reese BookRunaway Mind
The book relates the story of author Maggie Reese detailing her journey with bipolar disorder. In this memoir, she reveals her battle with the illness during her young life. She shares her harrowing struggle with the illness through her own words.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.amazon.com/

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Judy Reeves About Judy
Judy ReevesJudy Reeves teaches writing and leads creativity workshops. She is the author of four books on the writing craft, and a cofounder of San Diego Writers, Ink, a nonprofit literary arts organization.

Judy's book:
Judy Reeves BookA Writers Book of Days, Revised Edition
First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days, has been updated and revised and includes writing prompts and exercises, insight into writer's block, tips and techniques for finding time and creating space, and advice on working in writing groups.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.newworldlibrary.com/

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deTraci Regula About deTraci
This author wrote "The Mysteries of Isis" and other works. She specializes in travel writing and is the About Greece guide for About.com.

deTraci's book
Sounding the Sistrum
This book offers a look at the history and use of the sistrum, a sacred rattle of the ancient world.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.wigtonpublishing.com/

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Alan Renga About Alan
Alan RengaThe author is Associate Archivist at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Mark MentgesMark Mentges is co-author.

Alan's book
Alan Renga BookPacific Southwest Airlines (Image of Aviation Series)
With its low fares and friendly service, Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) was one of the most successful regional airlines in American history. Its distinctive orange, red, and white planes, complete with a beaming smile were immediately recognizable to those living on the West Coast. Pacific Southwest Airlines, written by Alan Renga and Mark Mentges of the San Diego Air and Space Museum documents this company's amazing history.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/research/publications.php

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Sandra Rief About Sandra
Sandra RiefSandra Rief, M.A., is one of today's leading speakers, authors, and consultants on practical and effective strategies for enabling students with AD/HD and LD to achieve school success. Every year, Sandra trains thousands of teachers and other school persons.

Sandra's book:
Sandra Rief BookThe Dyslexia Checklist A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers
This book is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading and language-based disabilities. The book provides the most current research available.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.wiley.com/

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John P. Roach, Jr. About John
John P. Roach, Jr.Works by John Patrick Roach, Jr. include historical novels, such as Mt. Soledad Love Story (Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas); California: The First 100 Years, and others.

John's book:
California: The First 100 Years, Padre Serra to Statehood and the Golden Spike
Spain wanted a military presence in California to keep out the English, French, and Russians --all of whom were beginning to pose threats to Spain's expansion to uncivilized California.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.jproach.org/

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Laura Peyton Roberts About Laura
Laura Peyton RobertsLaura Peyton Roberts is the author of numerous books for teens and tweens, including the Clearwater Crossing series, Ghost of a Chance, The Queen of Second Place, Queen B, and Green. Laura has degrees in both geology and English, and worked as a geologist before becoming a full-time writer.

Laura's book
Laura Peyton Roberts BookGreen
Abducted by leprechauns on her thirteenth birthday, Lilybet Green learns there is more to her family tree -and to her bond with her late grandmother- than she ever imagined. "A fun, fresh take on leprechaun lore." --Booklist.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.laurapeytonroberts.com/

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Linton Robinson About Linton
Linton RobinsonLinton Robinson is a local novelist, poet, and journalist whose work has appeared locally in "City Beat", "Revolt", and the "San Diego Reader," also known from his association with the Northwest Group in the Eighties.

Linton's books:
Linton Robinson BookFlesh Wounds
The book is a collection of the cult "noir" column that appeared in weeklies all over the West, including San Diego's "Revolt In Style."

Linton Robinson BookEngines of Desire
An exciting eBook re-issue of this classic collection, with a selection of newer works.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://adorobooks.com/

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Tom Robinson About Tom
Tom RobinsonThe author graduated from SDSU in 1962. He taught English at Hilltop High in Chula Vista. He retired in 1988 and began his writing career.

Tom's book:
Tom Robinson BookAnneville: a Memoir of the Great Depression
This book is a true story of a prosperous family which suddenly becomes penniless because of The Great Depression. In despair, the father abandons his wife and her seven children to fend for themselves in the middle of a bitter New England winter.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.authorhouse.com/

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Shawn Rohrbach About Shawn
Shawn RohrbachShawn earned his M.F.A. at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and is the author of six books including the award-winning "Open Your Heart with Bicycling ...".

Shawn's book:
Shawn Rohrbach BookCast the First Stone
A young American, with his first professional cycling contract in Europe, is pressured to partake in a systematic doping program by his team. To deflect attentiona away fom this, he accuses his father, an arrogant and belligerent retired professor.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.shawnrohrbach.com/

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Jeff Rossman About Jeff
Jeff RossmanThe author is a local chef, and executive chef and owner at the San Diego restaurant Terra.

Jeff's book
Jeff Rossman BookFrom Terra's Table: New American Food, Fresh From Southern California's Organic Farms
This book is about cooking seasonally with organic produce. It contains: profiles of farms, wineries; 140 recipes; beer & wine pairings; sustainable food systems and improving childhood nutrition through school gardens.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.chefspress.com/from-terras-table

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Don Miguel Ruiz About Miguel
Don Miguel RuizDon Miguel Ruiz is the international best-selling author of The Four Agreements, The Mastery of Love, and The Voice of Knowledge. His books have sold over seven million copies in the United States.

Miguel's book:
Don Miguel Ruiz BookThe Fifth Agreement
In The Four Agreements, a New York Times best-seller for over seven years, don Miguel Ruiz revealed how the process of our education, or domestication, can make us forget the wisdom we were born with.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.amberallen.com/

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Chris Ryall About Chris
Chris RyallI'm the writer of "Comic Books 101," author of dozens of comic books, and the Chief Creative Officer of local comic publisher IDW Publishing.

Chris' book:
Chris Ryall BookWeekly World News, Zombies vs Robots Aventure, and Classics Mutilated
A new graphic novel adventure featuring Bat Boy and other lovable freaks from the jokey tabloid newspaper, three new stories continuing the Zombies vs Robots graphic novel series, and an anthology of prose "monster mash-ups."

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.idwpublishing.com/

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Pam Munoz Ryan About Pam
Pam Munoz RyanThe author has written over thirty books, and received a bachelor's and master's degrees from San Diego State University. She lives in North San Diego County with her family.

Pam's book
Pam Munoz Ryan BookThe Dreamer
From the time he is a young boy, Neftalí hears the call of a mysterious voice. Under the canopy of the rain forest, into the fearsome sea, and through the persistent Chilean rain, he listens. And he follows, ultimately becoming one of the most read poets in the world—Pablo Neruda. The book combines elements of magical realism with biography, poetry and literary fiction.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.pammunozryan.com/

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Online Author Exhibit S

 

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Local Authors, 2010, S

Below are the local authors for 2010, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with S. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2010 is included with their listing.

 

Pablo Jaime Sáinz  |   Lois Wells Santalo  |   Suzanne Santillan  |   Douglas Saylor  |   Tim Scheidt  |   Andrea Schneider  |   Linda Schroeder  |   Rosalie Schwartz  |   Iolanda Scripca  |   Sherry Seethaler  |   Cheri Seymour  |   Philip Shafer  |   Yasmin and Amal Shah  |   Eric Shanower  |   Shima Shanti  |   Andrea Sharp  |   Robert Sidner   |  C. Alexander Simpkins and Annellen M. Simpkins  |   R. Ann Siracusa  |   William Slomanson  |   Danielle Smith  |  Samantha Sommersby  |   Scott T. Starbuck  |   Christine Renhard Stenstrom  |   Scott Stevenson  |   Carol St. John |  William H. Stoddard  |   Greg Stoner  |   Yale Strom  |   Gerry Strong  |   Barbara Sullivan  |   Barrie Summy  |   Dirk Sutro  |   Brandy Symons    

 







Pablo Jaime Sáinz About Pablo
Pablo Jaime SainzPablo Jaime Sáinz is a freelance journalist and fiction writer in the San Diego-Tijuana border region. He is a contributing writer for local publications, including "The San Diego Union-Tribune" and "La Prensa San Diego."

Pablo's book:
Pablo Jaime Sainz BookReporte de garitas / Border Wait Times
This book is a bilingual nonfiction collection of feature stories on arts and culture from the San Diego-Tijuana border region.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.libroclub.com.mx/

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Lois Wells Santalo About Lois
Lois Wells SantaloThe author lives in San Diego, CA.

Lois' book
Lois Wells Santalo BookDorothea in the Mirror
Has Jewish pianist Zoltan Szekely escaped Hitler's deadly assault only to become enmeshed in the American legal system? The police believe the evidence indicates his guilt, but estranged wife Jill vows to prove his innocence.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Dorothea-In-The-Mirror/Lois-Wells-Santalo/e/9781440190933/

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Suzanne Santillan About Suzanne
Suzanne SantillanThe author was born and raised in Los Angeles and always dreamed of writing a children’s book. She currently works as a freelance graphic artist and has illustrated charts and graphs for over 100 library reference books. She enjoys cooking, sewing, doing crafts, and reading, and she is a member of the SCBWI. When not writing or reading, you’ll find her walking the beaches and canyons of San Diego with her husband Ken, two sons and dog, Buddy.

Suzanne's book
Suzanne Santillan BookGrandma's Pear Tree
This is the author's first picture book, and a realization of her childhood dream. The book and author are recent recipients of the Golden Moonbeam Award for picture books ages 4-8.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.suzannesantillan.com/ or http://writingonthesidewalk.wordpress.com/

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Douglas Saylor About Douglas
Douglas SaylorDouglas Saylor, Ph.D., lives in San Diego, California. He is a free-lance writer and community college instructor. Helen Howe Saylor, the direct descendant of Eber Howe and Joseph Pepoon, collaborated on this book with Douglas.

Douglas' book:
Douglas Saylor BookFighting for the Cause, Writing for the Cause
This book is a collection of Civil War era diaries, published for the first time, by two related families in Ohio and Nebraska. The writers give their thoughts on slavery, abolition, women's suffrage, and education.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.lulu.com/

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Tim Scheidt About Tim
Tim ScheidtThe author is an educator, author, and entrepreneur -an "edupreneur," so to speak. For the past thirty years, he has served as an instructional assistant, classroom teacher, school administrator, educational coach, curriculum writer, staff developer, and educational outreach coordinator. He is the author of Fantasy Baseball: An Integrated Math Program and developer of NBA Math Hoops, an educational board game. He resides in San Diego, California, in the community of Kensington, and lives just a short walk away from his favorite café.

Tim's book
Tim Scheidt BookFinding Solace at the Kensington Café
Perched on the corner of Marlborough and Adams avenues in the historic Kensington neighborhood of San Diego, the Kensington Café serves, for many, as a special “home away from home.” In this book, meet engaging characters who share personal snapshots of themselves as well as an affinity for this special place. There’s the painfully shy guy who learned to open up and embrace the company of others, the New York model and actress who returned to her San Diego roots, and the nomadic artist-barista who became a “collector of smiles.” The Kensington Café is where they—and you—can sit back, relax, read, and reflect on the virtues of good food and coffee, and the infinite power of community.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.solacekencafe.com/

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Andrea Schneider About Andrea
Andrea SchneiderAndrea Schneider is a mother, attorney, breast cancer survivor, and author. She spent four years researching and writing this book.

Andrea's book:
Andrea Schneider BookYou Are Not Alone: Life After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
This book is the author's journey through breast cancer and the research she put together to share with other women. Insight is given into how to make tough choices. It is for those newly diagnosed with breast cancer and breast cancer survivors.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.thriveandsurvive.net/

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Linda Schroeder About Linda
Linda SchroederLinda Schroeder has Master's degrees in English and Audiology, and she studies Chinese brush painting.

Linda's book:
Linda Schroeder bookArtists & Thieves
An artist steals an ancient Chinese bowl from an art collector because it belonged to her ancestor. A stylish art-caper mystery.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.artistsandthieves.com/

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Rosalie Schwartz About Rosalie
Rosalie Schwartz lives and writes in San Diego. She taught Latin American history at various universities.

Rosalie's book:
A Twist of Lemon
Booze, bribes, bodies --Prohibition-generated rum wars in Los Angeles. Assistant Attorney General Mabel Walker Willebrandt sets a trap to catch the rumrunners and crooked politicians.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.atwistoflemon-thebook.com/

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Iolanda Scripca About Iolanda
Iolanda ScripcaThe author is from Romania, and grew up in a household full of poetry, paintings and music, with evenings where artists shared their new creations almost every other weekend. She is a graduate of Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Bucharest, Romania.

Iolanda's book
Iolanda Scripca bookLava of My Soul
The book is a collection of the author's poetry inspired by her life, seen through the eyes of her soul. Life is a volcano --impressive in color, damaging in magma, nostalgic, curious, sad, and happy.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.scripca.com/

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Sherry Seethaler About Sherry
The author is an educator at UC San Diego with a Ph.D. in science education from UC Berkeley. She writes a science question and answer column for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Sherry's book
Sherry SeethalerCurious Folks Ask: 162 Real Answers on Amazing Inventions, Fascinating Products, and Medical Mysteries
Want to know how canned air works? or nuclear bombs? What causes goose bumps, earwax, emotions, dandruff, headaches? Whether it's healthy to crack your knuckles, drink decaf, eat chocolate? It's all here, and a lot more.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.ftpress.com/

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Cheri Seymour About Cheri
Cheri Seymour has worked as an investigative reporter, newspaper editor, and private detective for two decades while pursuing a career as a non-fiction writer.

Cheri's book:
The Last Circle: Danny Casolaro's Investigation into the Octopus and the PROMIS Software Scandal
This book is a 600-page non-fiction thriller about the last five days of journalist Danny Casolaro's life prior to his mysterious death in 1991. The author spent eighteen years probing this high-profile case, from the years 1991 through 2009, and to solve the mystery of what Danny found.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://ark-roundtable.com/book.html

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Philip Shafer About Philip
The author was born in Ohio and raised in La Jolla, California, where he lives with his wife and four children. He has attended San Diego State, the University of Idaho, and USC. His work includes being a naval aviator, teacher, bureaucrat, corporate officer, and campaign manager.

Philip's books:
Philip Shafer BookThe Scars of War; Merchants of Flesh; and, Like a Moth to the Flame
Philip Shafer BookPhilip Shafer BookThe books are romance adventure thrillers, and books three, four, and five of the author's series.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.amazon.com/

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Yasmin and Amal Shah About the Shahs
Lama Bear stories were created by the seven-year-old Amal, and his mom, Yasmin. Amal had extensive creative input including: theme, character names, and dialogues. Photographs were taken by the mom.

The Shah's book:
Lama Bear - In Search of a Healthy Planet: Reduce Reuse Recycle
This book is the third of a series of Lama Bear books, published on June 22, 2010. The story centers around Lama Bear searching for his toy Carleeplee. While in search of the toy, he learns important lessons.

Book/publisher Web site:
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Eric Shanower About Eric
The author is the award-winning cartoonist of the graphic novel series "Age of Bronze" (Image Comics), a retelling of the Trojan War story. With cartoonist Skottie Young, he is adapting L. Frank Baum's classic Oz books. Jean-Francois Beaulieu is the colorist.

Eric's book
Exploring the Marvelous Land of Oz
This book is a graphic novel adaptation of the second Oz book by L. Frank Baum. The boy Tip, the Scarecrow, and their friends undergo hardships to overthrow the Army of Revolt and the witch Mombi to restore the rightful ruler of Oz.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://marvel.com/

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Shima Shanti About Shima
Shima ShantiThe author is an enlightened soul who has been writing creatively for 20 years. This book is the first in a series of divinely-directed writings introducing unrealized cosmic relationships.

Shima's book
Shima Shanti BookJourney OM, A Soul Journeyer's Adventure
The book is a story of peace and freedom, an amazing recounting of one woman's pilgrimage to link the constellation Pleiades and the National Historic Chief Joseph Trail to our current new age enlightenment.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.ajourneyom.com/

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Andrea Sharp About Andrea
Andrea Sharp wrote and illustrated A Thread in 2010. Catland is scheduled to be published this fall, followed by Somewhere Far and The Gossip On Tallula Tropp in 2011.

Andrea's book:
Andrea Sharp BookA Thread
The book is a little love poetry for families of all kinds.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://shop.onlinestoreservices.com/

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Robert Sidner About Robert
Note: These are exhibition publications, from the Mingei International Museum, edited by Mr. Sidner Director, Mingei International Museum.

Robert's books:
Viva Mexico: Heroes and Artisans
Remdio Gomez Arnau, Consul General, collaborated on this publication.

Between East and West: Folk Art Treasures of Romania
Joyce Corbett Katalin Kadar Lynn, Ph.D., and Stephen Fischer-Galati, Ph.D., collaborated on this publication.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.mingei.org/

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C. Alexander Simpkins and Annellen M. Simpkins About The Simpkins
Annellen M. SimpkinsC. Alexander SimpkinsThe Simpkins are psychologists and authors of 24 books on Eastern philosophy, hypnosis, neuroscience, and psychotherapy. C. Alexander Simpkins, Ph.D., and Annellen M. Simpkins, Ph.D..

The Simpkins' books:
Simpkins BookSimpkins BookThe Dao of Neuroscience: Combining Eastern and Western Principles for Optimal Therapeutic Change and Neuro-Hypnosis: Using Self-Hypnosis to Activate the Brain for Change
1) Dao of Neuroscience - Neuroscientists have made huge advances in our understanding of the brain, and yet as scientists learn more, paradoxes arise. How does the brain relate to and produce nonmaterial thoughts and emotions? The book is an insightful introduction to these traditions which shed new light on the relationship between the mind and the brain, with optimal ways to utilize both in therapy.
2) Neuro-Hypnosis - Deftly balancing theory and practice, the book provides the tools you need to open yourself to self-hypnosis, experience the vast potential of your mind, and activate your brain for growth, development, and lasting change. Drawing from over 30 years of teaching, researching, and practicing hypnosis, the authors share systematic instructions, techniques, and exercises for a wide range of concerns.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.wwnorton.com/

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R. Ann Siracusa About Ann
Ann SiracusaR. Ann Siracusa, retired from a thirty-five year career as an architect and urban planner, is involved in many activities, but her two passions are foreign travel and writing fiction.

Ann's books:
Ann Siracusa BookAnn Siracusa BookAnn Siracusa BookFirst Date, Destruction Of The Great Wall, Halloween In The Catacombs
The Tour Director Extraordinaire Series features Harriet Ruby, a young tour director whose life has been good, but ordinary until she meets Will Talbot, a handsome spy with a troubled past.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.sapphirebluepublishing.com/

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William Slomanson About William
William SlomansonProfessor Slomanson teaches at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and is a Visiting Professor at Pristina University in Kosovo. He is a former Naval Officer, having received the Navy Achievement Medal for his work in Viet Nam.

William's book:
William Slomanson bookFundamental Perspectives on International Law, 6th edition (2010)
This is a textbook/treatise on International Law. It provides both a narrative and problems to test reader comprehension of the materials. There's also an electronic portion, where new developments are constantly added.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.cengage.com/search/market.do?N=16

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Danielle Smith About Danielle
Danielle D. Smith was born in 1980 in San Diego, California. In addition to being a writer of urban fantasy, horror, and erotica stories, she is an accomplished fine artist and illustrator whose visual work has appeared in various publications.

Danielle's books:
Psyche's Gate and Black Dog and Rebel Rose
Psyche's Gate is a dark fantasy tale about a banished angel, the human girl he loves, and an epic battle against Evil Incarnate. Black Dog and Rebel Rose is an erotic horror story about two supernatural hunters who pair up accidentally on a gory vampire hunt.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.solsticepublishing.com/

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Samantha Sommersby About Samantha
Samantha SommersbySamantha Sommersby lives in San Diego with her husband and son. In 2007, she left what she used to call her "real life" day job as a psychotherapist to pursue writing full-time. She now happily spends her days immersed in writing.

Samantha's books:
Samantha Sommersby bookThe Sacrifice (Forbidden Book 1); The Ascension (Forbidden Book 2); and, The Revolution (Forbidden Book 3)
The Sacrifice - There's a fine line between mysticism and madness one they must cross to win. London psychiatrist Wesley Atherton is a man of science. He doesn't believe in love at first sight until....

Book/publisher Web site:
http://samhainpublishing.com/authors/samantha-sommersby

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Scott T. Starbuck About Scott
Scott T. Starbuck ImageThe author is a creative writing coordinator at San Diego Mesa College. His recent chapbook, The Warrior Poems, was published by Pudding House in June 2010.

Scott's book:
Scott T. Starbuck Book CoverThe Warrior Poems
This book was one of six finalists of over 500 entries at the 2009 Pudding House National Chapbook Contest, and features protest poems about human rights, animal rights, media distortions, Iraq War, sour economy, and the G.W. Bush presidency.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.puddinghouse.com/

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Christine Renhard Stenstrom About Christine
Christine StenstromThe author is a native of the Pacific Northwest, and a 1969 Graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle with a B.A. in Sociology, minor in history, and a secondary teaching certificate.

Christine's book:
Christine Stenstrom BookCherry Blossom Trees: Literary Writings and Artworks
This book is a 200-page multi-genre book of the author's original 100 literary prose-style writings, and her original 68 contemporary artworks. It has themes such as people, places, nature, commentaries, and cultural diversities. The book was published by Beaver's Pond Press, Edina, Minnesota. The book was a finalist in three categories in the "Best Books 2010" Awards from USA Book News.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.britikafinearts.com/

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Scott Stevenson About Scott
The author is an architect and contractor living with his wife, Susan, in Julian, California. This is the author's first book.

Scott's book:
Looks Easy Enough: A Joyful Memoir of Overcoming Disease, Divorce, and Disaster
This book is a love letter to the author's wife --an inspirational memoir about overcoming adversity (cancer, divorce, loosing your home to a forest fires, and your retirement funds in the stock market). Winner of the Book Bundles, Readers' Choice, and Pinnacle Awards.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.lookseasyenough.com/

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Carol St. John About Carol
Carol St. JohnCarol lived in Sedona, Arizona for over 25 years. Now in San Diego, she is writing books that crystallize concepts learned from her spiritual experience of Sedona.

Carol's books:
Endtime Survival Guide and A Very Long Story
Book 1) The end of the world? Oh, c’mon, not again! What’s really happening? Changes—big ones! But it’s not just the Endtime, it’s also the Newtime. If we can let go, have faith that it will be better and make the changes, maybe we will be OK. YOU choose! Book 2) What are we doing here? It’s a very long story. Some of us are the Paradise Children, here to remind us that we can all live happily ever after, if we can just Remember!

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.lulu.com/

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William H. Stoddard About William
The author is a copy editor, specializing in scientific and scholarly works, as well as a game master and author of several books for the GURPS roleplaying system; the author won the Origins Award for "GURPS Steampunk" (2000). Peter V. Dell'Orto, Dan Howard, and Matt Riggsby were collaborators.

William's book
GURPS Low-Tech
This book is a guide to pre-industrial technology for the GURPS roleplaying game system, based on recent historical literature.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.sjgames.com/

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Greg Stoner About Greg
Greg StonerGregg Stoner is a Marine Corps veteran and has authored three books about his experience in the Marine Corps as a drill instructor and other stories about Marines.

Greg's book:
Ooorah
A biography of local San Diego Marine icon, Sergeant Major Bill "Ooorah" Paxton. This book chronicles the thirty years of service Sergdant Major Paxton gave to the United States Marine Corps, including two tours of duty in Vietnam and two tours as a drill sergeant.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.iuniverse.com/

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Yale Strom About Yale
Yale Strom is an internationally recognized authority on klezmer. Through more than 25 years and 75 research expeditions, Strom has become one of the world's leading ethnographer artists of klezmer culture.

Yale's book:
Dave Tarras: The King of Klezmer
Hailed as "The Benny Goodman of Klezmer," Dave Tarras is considered the most influential klezmer musician of the Twentieth Century. Scion of a musical family in Ternovke, Ukraine, Tarras played at weddings for Jews and non-Jews.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.ortav.com/

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Gerry Strong About Gerry
Gerry StrongGerry Strong writes and illustrates a series of children's books staring Charlotte, Pug, Master Detective and Sleuth. Gerry has a background in art. She has won awards and her art is in public and private collections. She is a member of IBPA.

Gerry's books:
Gerry Strong BookMissing Oysters; Ghost at the Lake; Doggnapped; Caves, Bats & Skeletons; and, The Yoga Class
The Charlotte the Pug Adventure Series, for kids aged 5-9, stars Charlotte, a cute smart pug, who loves a mystery and thinks she is quite good at solving crimes. In her adventures, children experience the places Charlotte visits.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.downdogpress.com/

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Barbara Sullivan About Barbara
Barbara Sullivan ImageThe author lives in Southern California with her husband and the fourth of her shepherds. A retired librarian, she worked for twenty-five years in the field before stepping away to begin her writing career. The author holds degrees in history and library science, and a Masters in Public Administration. Barbara is a hand quilter as well as an author.



Barbara's book:Barbara Sullivan Book Cover
Unraveling Ada
Private Investigator Rachel Lyons gets a phone call inviting her to join a hand quilting group. The women she meets entice her to investigate the mysterious death of the previous quilter. The job changes Lyons from a reasonably happy middle-aged woman to a tortured soul searching for clues in the stitches of a quilt.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://quiltmyst.blogspot.com/

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Barrie Summy About Barrie
Barrie SummyThe author grew up in Canada on a steady diet of books and tobogganing. She tries to read a book a week and always breaks for tea and cookies at three o'clock. She lives in California with her husband and their four children.

Barrie's book
Barrie Summy Booki so don't do makeup
This is the third humorous mystery about quick-thinking sleuth Sherry (short for Sherlock) Holmes Baldwin, and is perfect for tweens and teens who love investigating with heroines they can relate to. What's better than a sleepover? A sleepover with makeovers! Sherry and her friends have an awesome time with eye shadow, glitter, and more hair products than a salon. But, when the girls wake up the next morning with serious skin issues, Sherry is freaked out!

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.barriesummy.com/

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Dirk Sutro About Dirk
Dirk SutroThe author served as architecture critic for the "San Diego Tribune" and then the "Los Angeles Times" (San Diego edition), and has frequently written about issues of planning and urban design, including the development of the UC San Diego campus during the late 1980s. He currently works as the Communications Manager of the Department of Music. His book was published by the Princeton Architectural Press.

Dirk's book
Dirk Sutro BookUniversity of California, San Diego: The Campus Guide
This book provides a colorful, in-depth history of planning and architecture at UCSD, as well as walking tours with maps that show 110 buildings.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.papress.com/

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Brandy Symons About Brandy
The author lives with her husband and two children in Southern California. She has a Masters Degree in Marketing, and put her career on hold to stay home with her children full time. Inspired by the love of telling her children bedtime stories, she wrote her first book, hoping to fill the hearts of children everywhere.

Brandy's book:
Peek A Boo I See You
This is a playful book full of warmth, laughter, and sweet surprises. It will put a smile on your face everytime you read it.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.brandysymonsbooks.com/

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Online Local Author Exhibit T-Z

Online Author Exhibit T-Z

 

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Local Authors, 2010, T-Z

Below are the local authors for 2010, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with T through Z. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2010 is included with their listing.

Carlos Tarrac  |   Joe Tash  |   Bobbe Tatreau  |   Richard Thomson  |   Brenda Tolbert  |   Alan P. Trujillo  |   Dean Turnbloom  |   Mark Van Stone  |   Sharon Vanderlip  |   Paul Vanderwood  |   Ray Vellinga  |   Pasquale Verdicchio  |   Antonio F. Vianna  |   Eliete Vivino  |   David and Joan Vokac  |   Marlene Wagman-Geller  |   Sam Warren  |   Diane Welch |  Kelli Wescott  |   Frank White  |   Gabriel Wilensky  |   Janet F. Williams  |   Diane Lee Wilson  |   James C. Wilson  |   Woodrow Wilson  |   Gary Winters  |   Jean Farr Wollam  |   Cathy Worthington  |   Chris Wright  













Carlos Tarrac About Carlos
Carlos TarracThe author is a full-time teacher, and holds a M.A. in Education. He has been Teacher of the Year and received recognition from various public and private institutions in San Diego County.

Carlos' book:
Carlos Tarrac BookPoemas Sencillos: Simple Poems
A collection of poems on topics such as love, friendship, nostalgia, and hope. The intention is that readers discover personal connections that stimulate their emotions. The book includes English and Spanish versions.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://stores.lulu.com/poeta3

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Joe Tash About Joe
Joe TashThe author is an award-winning journalist who lives in North San Diego County. He loves to travel with his family and write about their adventures on his blog and in print publications.

Joe's book:
Joe Tash bookDear Guests, Beware of Wild Monkeys
Tips and tales from a family world odyssey. Come with the author's family as they travel through South America, Europe, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Also learn how to plan and execute a family world trip.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.bewareofwildmonkeys.com/

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Bobbe Tatreau About Bobbe
Bobbe is a retired Southwestern College English professor, who has traveled much of the world, and enjoys painting and singing with the Southwestern Concert Choir.

Bobbe's book:
Bobbe Tatreau bookOnce Upon a House
When Dani Springer's son decides to move to the East Coast to live with his father, she heads for the Berkshires to open a Bed and Breakfast. She finds the perfect house; the only catch is that it comes with the 83-year-old owner.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.iuniverse.com/

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Richard Thomson About Richard
Richard M. Thomson is a poet, painter, teacher, and a twenty-seven year resident of San Diego, California.

Richard's book:
Full Circle
This is the author's fourth collection of poetry.

Book/publisher Web site:
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Brenda Tolbert About Brenda
Brenda TolbertBrenda is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan currently residing in San Diego, California. She is the proud mother of a United States Navy Corpsman.

Brenda's book:
Brenda Tolbert bookHidden Jewels
In what can only be described as a love letter to her grandmother, Tolbert has woven a beautiful story of innocence, discovery, and faith. A wonderful read.

Book/publisher Web site:
None

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Alan P. Trujillo About Alan
Alan P. TrujilloThe author has the B.A. in geology degree from UC-Davis, and a Master's Degree in geology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He is a Professor in the Department of Earth, Space, and Aviation Sciences at Palomar College and co-Director of its Oceanography Program.

Alan's book
Alan P. Trujillo bookEssentials of Oceanography
The book is a best-selling college-level oceanography text.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.amazon.com/Essentials-Oceanography-10th-Alan-Trujillo/dp/032166812X/

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Dean Turnbloom About Dean
The author was born in southern Indiana in 1954. Seventh child of a coal miner, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1973, where he served for thirty years. It was while he was in the Navy that he met and married a beautiful California girl, Nanette.

Dean's book
Prizewinning Political Cartoons: 2010 Edition
A compendium of the major awards for political cartooning, including artist bios as well as their cartoon entries. Lucas P. Turnbloom is the illustrator.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://pelicanpub.com/

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Mark Van Stone About Mark
Mark Van StoneThe author is an SWC Professor, and has a Ph.D. in Maya Hieroglyphs, a B.A. in Physics. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for History of Writing as a Visual Art in 1988.

Mark's book
Mark Van Stone Book2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya
In this beautiful art book, a Maya expert examines all the archaeological and historical evidence for the so-called "2012 Maya Prophecies" and discovers some fascinating and unexpected new information.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.markvanstone.com/

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Sharon Vanderlip About Sharon
The author, DVM, has provided veterinary care to exotic and domestic animals since 1979. The author has written numerous scientific articles and more than 20 pet care books.

Sharon's books
Shih Tzu Breed Bible and Hedgehogs Complete Pet Manual
In the first book the mind of the shih tzu and its complete care are covered in detail. In the other book, the biology, nutrition, care, and reproduction of pet African pygmy hedgehogs are discussed in detailed.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://barronseduc.stores.yahoo.net/

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Paul Vanderwood About Paul
Paul VanderwoodBorn in Brooklyn, Paul Vanderwood was a newspaper reporter before becoming professor of Mexican history at San Diego State University. He has written a dozen books, mostly about Mexico and the border.

Paul's book:
Paul Vanderwood BookSatan's Playground: Mobsters and Movie-Stars at America's Greatest Gaming Resort
Satan's Playground chronicles the rise and fall of the internationally acclaimed gambling resort called Agua Calinete, which flourished outside Tijuana during Prohibition and beyond.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://paulvanderwood.com/

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Ray Vellinga About Ray
The author was trained in aerodynamics by the United States Navy. The author has designed and built working hydrofoil prototypes.

Ray's book:
Hydrofoils: Design, Build, Fly
This book tells the reader everything he needs to know to design, build, and fly hydrofoil boats. It has 250 pages and 250 illustrations. History and examples are given.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.hydrofoils.us/

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Pasquale Verdicchio About Pasquale
Paul VerdicchioThe author teaches literature, film, and writing at UCSD. The author has translated major Italian authors such as Pasolini, Gramsci, and Merini. His last book of poems is This Nothing's Place (2008).

Pasquale's book:
Fosfeni
This book is a translation of the poetry book Fosfeni, by Italian author Andrea Zanzotto.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.guernicaeditions.com/

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Antonio F. Vianna About Antonio
Antonio F. ViannaThe author has a M.M. degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a B.S. from Union College. He has been a faculty member with several San Diego, California universities, a member of local writings groups, and lives in Carlsbad, California.

Antonio's book
Antonio F. Vianna bookSecond Son
He was born the second son and then violated vows he believed he would forever keep sacred. At the heart of it all is how easily the second boy in a family can suffer later on in his life from his birth order.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.viannabooks4u.com/

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Eliete Vivino About Eliete
Born in Brazil, Eliete resides in San Diego, California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese and English, and her experience includes teaching Portuguese language for adults in classroom and corporate settings as well as private tutoring.

Eliete's book:
Joanita Cavalcanti "Cores de Sua Vida"
This book is a biography in three sections: Portuguese/photos/English; about Brazilian visual artist Joanita Cavalcanti. In 1996, she was one of the Top 100 artists in La Jolla. In 2005, she was invited to paint the Mary Star of the Sea Church.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.editoraraizes.com.br/livros.html

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David and Joan Vokac About David and Joan
David VokacDavid and Joan Vokac have produced thirteen travel guidebooks since 1985. They have resided in San Diego, California since 1974, and both are former urban planners with Masters Degrees in related fields.Joan Vokac

David and Joan's book:
David and Joan Vokac bookSanta Fe: City of Enchantment
Santa Fe's unique character is revealed in a detailed guide to the top attractions, restaurants, and lodgings in this City of Enchantment. As a bonus, monthly weather ratings and key livability data are provided.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.greattowns.com/

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Marlene Wagman-Geller About Marlene
Marlene Wagman-Geller is a high school English teacher and the author of Once Again to Zelda. She lives in San Diego.

Marlene's book:
EUREKA!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas that Shaped the World
Behind all great ideas lie the rarely known stories of the original thoughts that sparked them. Whether motivating, tragic, inspired, or simply eccentric, the accounts in the book give us an unique glimpse into the minds of history's most intriguing creators.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/publishers/adult/perigee.html

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Sam Warren About Sam
The author started writing when he was the editor of TWIM, the newsletter for the American Embassy in Moscow. After he sold "The Santa Journal," he went on to publish other tabloids and then books.

Sam's book
The Bible Naked, The Greatest Fraud Ever Told
The author went through the Bible, and rewrote and satirized all the myths, contradictions, errors, violence, sex, genocide, incest, slavery, and more.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.bookwarren.com

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Diane Welch About Diane
Diane WelchDiane Yolanda Welch, author, media personality, and fine artist, moves through three worlds that bridge aesthetics, story telling and traditional scholarship. She has a B.A. Degree in Fine Art and a Masters in Art Education, both from the University of Leeds.

Diane's book:
Lilian J. Rice: Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California
Lilian J. Rice was given the opportunity of a lifetime in 1922, when her employer—architect, Richard Requa—passed over to her his commission to design and develop Rancho Santa Fe, the master planned, high class community in Southern California. Rice went on to design and build homes for some of the nation's most celebrated achievers, entertainers, and movie stars at Rancho Santa Fe, now renowned as one of the wealthiest zipcodes in the USA.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.schifferbooks.com/newschiffer/book_template.php?isbn=9780764334566

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Kelli Wescott About the Poetry Editor
Roger Aplon was a founder and Managing Editor of CHOICE Magazine, with John Logan and Aaron Siskind. He has published eight collections of poetry, the most recent being "The Man With His Back To The Room."

Kelli's book
A Year in Ink, Vol. 3
San Diego Writers, Ink's third anthology, with guest editors Roger Aplon (poetry), and Jennifer Silva Redmond (prose). It includes the work of thirty-seven writers, features a cover photograph by Steve Gould, and has poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, and more.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.sandiegowriters.org/store_ayearininkvol3.htm

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Frank White About Frank
Frank WhiteFrank White is a 90-year-old author who has had several magazine articles published over the years. He has created a book about his youth and growing up in the rural south during the Great Depression.

Frank's book:
Frank White BookI'll Just Make More Gravy
In this book on Americana, the author takes the reader back to the time of sharecroppers and homesteaders in the rural South --as seen through the eyes of a young boy growing up in the 1920's and 30's.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankwhite

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Gabriel Wilensky About Gabriel
Gabriel WilenskyAs a result of a life-long fascination and years of study into the question of why the Holocaust occurred, the author used his technical background as an award-winning veteran of the computer software industry to methodically research and write his book. The final result is a well-structured and hard-hitting book that presents historical information with polemical conclusions.

Gabriel's book
Gabriel Wilensky bookSix Million Crucifixions
This book traces the history of antisemitism in Christianity and the role that played in the Holocaust. The book also makes a legal study of crimes committed by clergy before, during, and after World War II.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.sixmillioncrucifixions.com/

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Janet F. Williams About Janet
Janet F. WilliamsJanet is an author, and sales professional with experience in art, automotive, and jewelry businesses. As a consultant, she offers communication workshops, sales training and coaching, as well as personal enrichment classes.

Janet's book:
Janet F. Williams BookYou Don't Ask, You Don't Get: Proven Techniques to Get More Out of Life
Now more than ever, the public is on the hunt for solutions to help them cope and survive these difficult times. But where to look? The answers can be found in this new non-fiction book. The book was awarded the Best Specialized Instruction Book of 2010 by Kirkus Discoveries.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.gooddaymedia.com/

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Diane Lee Wilson About Diane
Diane Lee WilsonThe author has published five award-winning historical fiction novels for young adult readers.

Diane's book
Raven Speak
Diane Lee Wilson BookA Viking girl must summon all her strength to save her clan from starvation.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://kids.simonandschuster.com/

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James C. Wilson About James
James C. WilsonThe author earned his Doctorate in Education at the University of Southern California. He has led numerous program evaluations in his 30 years of managing career technical education programs in San Diego City Schools. Kathy Green was co-author.

James' book
James C. Wilson BookDisposable Youth: Education or Incareration?
The book describes an innovative high school, a Career Academy. These schools graduate 90% of its students. Seventy percent of the 2.4 million prisoners in America are high school dropouts.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.jamescwilsonedd.com/

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Woodrow Wilson About Woodrow
Woodrow WilsonThe author is a Caltech Ph.D. who has explored space and other exotic environments in the laboratory and in the computer. His experience puts the science in Dead Astronauts.

Woodrow's books:
Woodrow Wilson book1Dead Astronauts
An alien probe parks in earth orbit. Nothing happens. Astronaut explorers discover the crew died in transit. Exposed to whatever killed them, can NASA let the astronauts come home?

Woodrow Wilson book2The Champagne Taste/Beer Budget Cookbook
Champagne taste and beer budget? This cookbook’s for you. Restaurant quality meals without quality restaurant prices. Recipes simple enough they’re a joy to cook, tasty enough they’re a joy to eat. Cooking well ought to be as much fun as eating well.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.woodrow-wilson.com/

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Gary Winters About Gary
Gary WintersGary Winters has written a hundred cross-cultural articles on Mexico. He has won awards for short story, poetry, novel, and photojournalism. In the United States, he has won numerous awards and been published in the "Mensa Bulletin," several literary journals, and was a poetry contest winner in the "Mensa International Journal," distributed in a hundred countries. Gary was the English editor, feature writer and columnist for a bilingual newspaper in Baja California. He was severely censured by immigration officials when he championed Mexican union workers and muchachos selling chicle on the streets of San Felipe. He writes fiction now.

Gary's book
Gary Winters BookThe Deer Dancer
Juan Araiza is a Yaqui Indian boy with no money, no shoes, no education, and no future. He leaves his village to search for his father —a man he never knew— in Mexico’s second largest city. He doesn’t find his father, but his native wit and grit take him all the way from the streets to a job in the federal government. He meets the charismatic Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos and soon finds himself feeling torn —his head in the government job and his heart in the black-masked Zapatista fight for Indian rights.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.sunbeltbook.com/BookDetails.asp?id=234

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Jean Farr Wollam About Jean
Jean Farr WollamThe author was born in Massachusetts in 1917, and served thirty years in the diplomatic service of the U.S. Department of State. She served in nine countries and Washington, D.C. from 1946-1976. She retired in 1976 to Rancho Bernardo, married, and then moved to Carlsbad by the Sea retirement complex in 1999.

Jean's book:
Jean Farr Wollam BookAround the World in 30 Years
The book contains approximately 150 stories and pictures about life in diplomatic service. This book is not for sale.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.publishingresources.net/

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Cathy Worthington About Cathy
Like the main character in her first novel Watch Over Thy Child, Cathy Worthington was brought up in the Episcopal church during the fifties and sang in the children's choir. Her inspiration to write came in high school.

Cathy's book:
Watch Over Thy Child
This book is in the tradition of To Kill A Mockingbird. A tale of small town prejudice and a little girl who forces everyone to face the truth. Athens, Missouri, 1957. There could be no safer time nor place to be a child. Or so they thought.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.amazon.com/Watch-Over-Child-Cathy-Worthington/dp/1440478457/

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Chris Wright About Chris
Chris WrightThe author is a math teacher and father of two. He has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Stanford University, and teaches math at Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad.

Chris' books
Chris Wright BookDr. Wright's Kitchen Table Math, Book 2, Elementary School Math - Arithmetic and Dr. Wright's Kitchen Table Math, Book 3, Elementary School Math - Beyond Arithmetic
This series of books is designed to help parents teach their children math at home. They start with beginning counting and go through sixth grade. They offer step-by-step guides describing math skill development as well as fun activities and games.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://www.drwrightskitchentablemath.com/

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