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Local Authors, 2011 - Directory List

Below are the local authors for 2011, in alphabetical order. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing.

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Local Authors, 2011, A-D

Below are the local authors for 2011, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with A through D. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing.

David Adams | Ian Alexander | Stephen A. All | Victoria Ames | Penelope Young Andrade | Tilay Angbetic | Daniel Annechino | Nancy Appleton | Rae Armantrout | Norma Kipp Avendano | Patrice Baker | Rick Baker | Richard Barager | Lawrence Baron | Pamelia Barratt | Lorin Beller-Blake | Harold M. Bergsma | Carolina Ramirez Bertling | Lily Birmingham | Eric Blehm | Linda Boltman | Joseph Bonpensiero | Melissa Botello | Robert Brenner | Marilee Bresciani | Sylvia Browne | Ellie Burmeister | Lucy Cafiero | Simonetta Carr | Richard Carrico | Millan Chessman | Lily Chu | Kathryn Cloward | Marjorie Cohn | Shaun Conde | Roger L. Conlee | Maryruth Cox | Kathy Crabbe | Leslie Crawford | Richard Crawford | Mark C. Crowley | Michelle Cullum | Chet Cunningham | Alan Daly | Enrique Davalos | Lew Decker | Tom Denlick | Alexander DeVolpi | Isabel Camacho Diamond | Lianne Downey | Bruce Doyle | Judy Duarte | 




David Adams About David
The author is a San Diegan, retired after thirty-three years of medical practice.

David's book
A Casebook of Unusual Cases
Short stories that no one else has thought of.

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

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Ian Alexander About Ian
This book is by International Book Award winner Joshua Graham, writing as Ian Alexander. Collaborator: Joshua Graham.

Ian's book
Once We Were Kings
Award-Winning finalist in the SciFi/Fantasy category of The USA "Best Books 2011" Awards; Award-Winning Finalist in the Young Adult Fiction category of The USA "Best Books 2011" Awards; and, Award Winner in the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards in the Teen/Young Adult category.

Book/publisher:
http://ianalex.com/titles/

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Stephen A. All About Stephen
Collaborator: Edward R. All, illustrator.

Stephen's book
Bun Bun Come To Stay
This book is a children's story that involves a family of five children, and how the youngest child gets a rabbit . . . and all the problems that the two of them cause to the rest of the family.

Book/publisher:
http://allproductions.com/

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Victoria Ames About Victoria
The author is a Speech and Language Pathologist who has worked in many cities on both the east coast and west coast. She was raised in Pennsylvania, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Throughout her career, she has worked with both children and adults in schools and skilled nursing facilities, and has also spent many years competing in and teaching various styles of dance. She continues her work as a speech pathologist, as well as teaching dance and fitness to children and adults. Collaborator: Lynette Toma, co-author.

Victoria's book
I Can Dance, Too!
Mia would love to dance, she but cannot hear the music unless she wears her hearing aids. After the questions by the other children, she proves she can dance and is not different than the others. Every day, we encourage students to focus on what they can do. It is our passion to motivate children to find talents that lie undiscovered within themselves and our goal to educate parents, children, and readers that anyone can have a talent regardless of obstacles.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amesandtomabooks.com/

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Penelope Young Andrade About Penelope
The author, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist with thirty-five years experience integrating the most powerful elements of both traditional and alternative therapies.

Penelope's book
Emotional Medicine Rx: Cry When You're Sad, Stop When You're Done, Feel Good Fast
Through wisdom, compassion, humor and the latest scientific research, the author reveals how your body's message and emotions can lead to greater physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental well being.

Book/publisher:
http://www.emotionalmedicinerx.com/

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Tilay Angbetic About Tilay
The author was born and raised in Cebu, where she received her B.A. in Mass Communication from the University of the Philippines. After her year-long world tour with "Up With People," where she was a goodwill ambassador, lead dancer, singer, and P.R. team member in the international cast, she moved to New York City, where she worked in the fashion industry and studied the craft of writing. She now lives in San Diego, pursuing her passion for writing, travel, photography, and food.

Tilay's book
Love and Other Firsts
It's the summer of 1975 and the Philippines is in the grip of martial law. Yet fourteen-year-old Ligaya has a more gripping concern: to persuade her snip-happy mother to lift her longstanding ban on long hair. Ligaya succeeds and enters her sophomore year with a new look and a new outlook. Ligaya learns that it will take more than her smarts and occasional dumb luck to prevail. The book is a delightful and deeply affecting novel suffused with equal parts humor and pathos. It follows the year-long journey of firsts in the life of an idealistic young girl, set against the lush backdrop of the Philippines with its embrace of American pop culture, Roman Catholicism, Spanish customs, and Chinese cuisine.

Book/publisher:
http://www.tilayangbetic.com/

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Daniel Annechino About Daniel
The author is a former book editor turned novelist. "Resuscitation" is his second published novel.

Daniel's book
Resuscitation
A well-respected doctor turns killer, and Detective Sami Rizzo heads a team to hunt him down.

Book/publisher:
http://www.dmannechino.wordpress.com/

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Nancy Appleton About Nancy
The author is a writer, researcher, and lecturer. Her main interest is the relationship between homeostasis and disease. "Suicide by Sugar" and "Killer Colas" by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D and Gregory Jacobs.

Nancy's books
Lick the Sugar Habit, Suicide by Sugar, Healthy Bones, Killer Colas, Stopping Inflammation
SD Public Libraries have all my books except "Stopping Inflammation." That book explains what causes inflammation, the consequences, and how to stop inflammation.

Book/publisher:
http://www.squareonepublishers.com/

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Rae Armantrout About Rae
The author's book "Versed" received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2010. The author, who teaches at the University of California-San Diego, was the recepient of last year's Local Author Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Diego Public Library.

Rae's book
Money Shot
Book of poems, in part responding to the "great recession."

Book/publisher:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/money-shot-rae-armantrout/1100314037/

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Norma Kipp Avendano About Norma
The author is a retired elementary school teacher and active grandmother living in San Diego. Her hobbies are collecting Mexican folk art, painting, photography, and traveling. She enjoys a wide national and international correpondence. She is the widow of Lt. Col. Harry E. Kipp, Ret. and Tony Camilo Avendano.

Norma's books
It's About Time Book 8 and The Adventures of Ratoncito Avendano and The Enduring Friendships of Six Marine Corps Wives (And Their Husbands) from 1946 to 2011
Book 1 - This book tells of my life during during the years 2009 through 2010. Book 2 - This book is a history and geography book for children with many photos of places a three-foot stuffed mouse visited and told about over five years of travel as the mascot of the Avendanos. Book 3 - This book traces the association of six Marine Corps wives as military wives and civilian wives from 1946 to 2011; three are still alive, three have died, but their offspring live on and perpetuate the friendships.

Book/publisher:
Book 1 was self-published; Book 2 was published by Whitmar Press; Book 3 was published by the author and Project Hawk.

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Patrice Baker About Patrice
The author has distinguished herself as one of the leading motivational speakers in the country today. She has developed positive outcomes from the basis of knowledge that she imparts to others. After over two decades in the telecommunications industry, she retired to start Patrice Baker Enterprise. She resides in San Diego, California.

Patrice's book
Life Ain't Nice, So Get Over It! Insights to Move You From Stuck to Unstoppable
If the feelings of anger, fear and frustration with the way your life is going have you stuck, this is the book for you. In conversation with women, in particular, across the country Patrice Baker knows that many of you suffer in silence. The author gives you insights on how to make insurmountable obstacles, surmountable. Using the seeds (faith, hard work, education, family values) planted by her ancestors, she courageously faces her own once debilitating emotions.

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

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Rick Baker About Rick
The author has never shied from controversy as his two newest books confirm. Book 2 below has polarized the Christian community by daring to question evangelical Christianity's definition of salvation. And, in Book 2 below, the author exposes the dangers for fathers in a corrupted family court system that often victimizes the very ones they are supposed to protect: the children.

Rick's books
Tears of a Father and I Never Knew You
Book 2 is polarizing the Christian community by questioning the very definition of "Christianity." Is America really "88% Christian" as the most recent Gallup Poll claims, or a most of the "Christians" in America really not saved at all? "I Never Knew You" examines the 71 words of Jesus in Matthew 7:21-23 that the author concludes prove many in today's churches do not know Jesus, but only "a lot about" Jesus. Book 1 - One of the most frustrating aspects about divorce is the loss of control over the most intimate aspects of life. Incorporating the author's advice into your own strategy may save you from one of the greatest tragedies many men ever experience, the loss of their children as a result of divorce.

Book/publisher:
http://rickgbaker.tateauthor.com/

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Richard Barager About Richard
The author is a champion of the healing power of literature who believes the two finest things in life a man or woman can be are doctor and novelist.

Richard's book
Altamont Augie
A startlingly vivid portrayal of one of the most colorful and turbulent periods in recent American history: the 1960s, as seen through the eyes of two ill-fated college lovers at odds over Vietnam.

Book/publisher:
http://richardbarager.com/

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Lawrence Baron About Lawrence
The author is the Nasatir Professor of Modern Jewish History and History MA Graduate Advisor at San Diego State University. He has authored and edited four books, including "Projecting the Holocaust into the Present: the Changing Focus of Contemporary Holocaust Cinema."

Lawrence's book
The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema
This remarkable anthology brings together fifty-four new and classic essays by forty-nine scholars from eight countries --to analyze the Jewish presence in world cinema. The author surveys approaches in studying historical films and how they have been applied to Jewish cinema. The collection is grouped by period and region or around a central event, including Jewish ecculturation, emancipation, immigration, Zionism, the Holocaust, and postwar American, Israeli, and international Jewish films.

Book/publisher:
http://www.upne.com/1611682083.html

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Pamelia Barratt About Pamelia
The author's writing is enriched by the diversity of her background. She grew up on the Near North Side of Chicago, but was equally at home on her father's cranberry bog in northern Wisconsin. A graduate of Smith College, she raised two children, earned a masters' degree in chemistry, and became a high school science teacher in Washington, D.C. She moved to San Diego in 1997, and started her writing career first as a journalist and then as a novelist. In 2009, she published her first mystery.

Pamelia's book
An Ostentation
The book is a mystery that revolves around one of Chicago's oldest families, the Peacocks. Since the 1830s, the family is locally renowned for its elegant jewelry store. In Mid-Twentieth Century, the book finds the Peacocks coping with the downturn of their business following World War II. A compelling love story competes with a riveting mystery. As the great city transforms itself, so too must the family adapt. The two are inextricably entwined.

Book/publisher:
http://plowsharemedia.com/

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Lorin Beller-Blake About Lorin
Author, entrepreneur, speaker, coach and inspirer. This author, an entrepreneur since she was laid off from her first job in her early 20s, has owned a number of businesses, one of which she grew to a three-million dollar firm and then sold it. Currently, she is owner of Big Fish Nation, a business and professional development firm designed for women entrepreneurs. They integrate hard-core business skills with a spiritual approach to success. She speaks for women entrepreneur groups nationally and internationally and always brings a fresh, spunky and inspiring message.

Lorin's book
Splash! How Women Entrepreneurs Dive into Success
The author, in her new book published by Big Fish Publishing (Oct. 2011), has created a book that is designed to be both a guide and an inspiration to women entrepreneurs everywhere. Her hope for every person reading this book is that they will learn to take responsibility for being one's best self and create the most successful business and life one can imagine. She is also the founder of Big Fish Nation.

Book/publisher:
http://www.lorinbellerblake.com/

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Harold M. Bergsma About Harold
The author has written seven books. He grew up in Ethiopia and India, spent 12 years working in Nigeria, and is an international person.

Harold's book
Cries in the Night: Mimi's Travail
Mimi was born on a mat in a grass-roofed hut in Northern Nigeria in 1948. Her father was a brutal traditional man with seven wives who ruled his household with fear. Mimi was the first girl in that village to go to school and excelled. She was selected for secondary school, but raped by her father before enrolling. Mimi survived, achieved and overcame huge odds, got a scholarship in an American college and returned to Nigeria, only to be captured and enslaved in the Biafran War.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Cries-Night-Mimis-Travail-ebook/dp/B004LX0GPG/

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Carolina Ramirez Bertling About Carolina
The author is the great granddaughter of a Mexican landowner of Spanish heritage and his sons' love for an Indian maiden.

Carolina's book
Not On My Knees
Consolacion Santillan-Oropeza, the son of a wealthy Spanish landowner and cattle baron of the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, rebels against his father's iron fisted rule and harsh treatment of the poor native Indians of Mexico. As Pancho Villa sets the Mexican Revolution in motion, the bandidos become revolutionaries fighting the rich landowners and federales. Chon finds himself at a crossroad in his life, having become the right-hand confidant to Chico, the band's leader and then General for the Revolution and his secret love, for a beautiful Indian girl. Is blood thicker than . . .

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

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Lily Birmingham About Lily
Lily was born and raised in Taiwan, China, and came to the U.S. in 1976. She retired from being an engineer. Her prior writings were technical. She loves art.

Lily's book
The Adventures of Fearless Girls (from Taiwan)
The stories make use of Chinese cultural content to portray universal childhood experiences based on four sisters growing up in Taiwan. It's packed with fun stories and lessons for eight to ten year olds.

Book/publisher Web site:
http://fearless-girls.com/

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Eric Blehm About Eric
The author is known for documenting true American stories in such bestselling books as "The Last Season" (HarperCollins, 2006), about the life and disappearance of National Park Service backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson, and "The Only Thing Worth Dying For" (HarperCollins, 2010), the harrowing, historical account of ODA 574, a Special Forces A-team of Green Berets in Afghanistan during the weeks after September 11, 2001. He is excited to add Molly, McGee, and their family of owlets to his eclectic list of biographical subjects.

Eric's books
See Book List Below
The Last Season; The Only Thing Worth Dying For; Molly The Owl; Molly & McGee: The World's Most Famous Barn Owls; and, Four Little Owlets. See the Web sites: http://mollytheowlbooks.com/; http://onlythingworthdyingfor.com/; and, http://thelastseason.com/.

Book/publisher:
http://www.ericblehm.com/

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Linda Boltman About Linda
Now an empty nester, the author lives in San Diego with her 135-pound dog, Jake. Her colorful, life-long experiences are incorporated into her hobbies of writing, photography, and painting. In addition to the below listings, she also published in 2011 the ebooks The Valet of Darkshire Manor and The Christmas Challenge.

Linda's books
Man in the Moon
When a young computer genius out of Elroy, WI discovers a way to modify data from the Human Genome Project to create the perfect DNA, a double agent is lured out of semi-retirement by the opportunity of a lifetime. Now this aging professional will again meet his CIA nemesis in a fast-changing world populated by a much younger, and smarter, generation.
The Captive
The courage of a kidnapped young girl is tested, but her strong will to live will not allow her to become a victim. This dark story of sustained suspense focuses on the thought process of this young woman as she awaits the return of her captor and culminates in a surprise ending. The book was selected by San Diego Writer's Ink Anthology, Vol 4, as one of San Diego's finest.
The Copper Box
While excavating a new business site, heavy equipment operator Doug Stone scrapes a strange object with his earth moving bucket. Irrevocably drawn by a force he can't explain, Doug opens the box to discover a black stone the blesses him with properties like no other. But once blessed with this new power, the recipient soon finds that it may not be a blessing at all.
Lover's Leap
This book is a fictional, fast-paced psychological thriller about a young, college woman thrown into the most unimaginable situation. Trapped in the wreckage of a car in a remote area, bleeding and growing weaker, the next few days will not only test her will to survive, but will challenge her mental stability. Put in the darkest of situations, the heroine of this book faces insurmountable odds and must delve deep within herself to overcome and persevere.
Moon Pies
This is a humorous look back at a first true love. There's no way a woman from a small farm town in northern Illinois can be prepared when her future mother and father-in-law reach down and spit chew into a Campbell's soup can. But when her boyfriend, Rick invited her to join him for a drive to the hills of Georgia for a family reunion, chewing tobacco was only the start of many surprises.
Plum Loco
This book is a humorous, heartwarming story about a single woman's quest to replace her favorite red plum tree after firefighters are forced to cut it down in an attempt to save her home during the San Diego Witch Creek Fire of 2007. Lost without her tree, the author goes on a quest to find a replacement. The resulting story is her journey to bring the red plum home.

Book/publishers:
http://www.jigsawpress.com/ and http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/89245 and
http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=The+Copper+Box and http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/89188/
and http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/90093/ and http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/92553/

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Joseph Bonpensiero About Joseph
The author was born and raised in San Diego's Little Italy. A second-generation Sicilian American, his birth right has been the sea. He attended San Diego High School, and graduated from SDSU. Upon graduation, he became a commissioned officer in the USAF. Joe enjoyed professional writing over his twenty-year career as a member of the U.S. Air Force Inspector General's staff. This book was his first attempt at a novel.

Joseph's book
Chocolate Moon - La Luna Cioccolate
This book is a seafaring tale packed with action and intrigue, and is based on the experiences of a young boy who worked the Giuseppina in the 1950's. Jump into the action as Turri the Sicilian skipper and his immigrant crew depart San Diego's Little Italy harbor in search of bluefin tuna. The book offers a raw un-sanitized view of commercial fishing where heated squabbles test the family's guile and where hunter and prey come together in a frenzy to survive.

Book/publisher:
http://www.createspace.com/

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Melissa Botello About Melissa
The author was born and raised in Northern California. She is an avid reader and developed a passion for storytelling. Most of her stories have never made it to paper, but in 2007, she wrote her first book.

Melissa's book
Adventures of Prince Domar Discovering His Powers
This book is a heartwarming and humorous tale about a seven-year-old boy, who like most second graders, wants to pass a math test at school. On the path of preparing for his test, Domar learns he has special powers. He soon discovers these powers are fueled by his ability to set goals, work hard, and think positively. Domar is amazed at what happens on test day and can't wait to teach the positive powers to others.

Book/publisher:
http://www.melissabotello.com/

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Robert Brenner About Robert
The author has written several pricing-related books and articles. With thirty years of experience managing a business, he now shares his knowledge through books and presentations.

Robert's book
Small Business Guide to Pricing
This book explains pricing from a cost, competition, and market basis. It determine break-even, demand, productivity, and profit. Strategies and tactics make pricing easy and understandable. The book also includes estimating, bidding, and negotiating.

Book/publisher:
http://www.brennerbooks.com/

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Marilee Bresciani About Marilee
The author is professor of postsecondary education at San Diego State University. In order to keep from going crazy with trying to get the public to care about what students are actually learning, she has sought yoga and meditation. The author's mantra is, "I teach what I need to learn."

Marilee's book
Rushing to Yoga
This book reveals how spiritual awakenings and insights can be found in simply living our day-to-day lives. Through often humorous and sometimes painful personal experiences, the author shows how we can benefit from simple *aha!* moments if we only stop rushing around and allow the learning to occur. The book is based on real-life stories about the author's life stories.

Book/publisher:
http://www.balboapress.com/

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Sylvia Browne About Sylvia
The author is a world-reknowned psychic, known for her regular appearances on "The Montel Williams Show." She is the founder of a church, the Society of Novus Spiritus. She tours around the world giving lectures on spirituality. She also does personal psychic readings for her clients.

Sylvia's book
Afterlives of the Rich and Famous
Information about famous people who have died, and what they are doing on the other side.

Book/publisher:
http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Afterlives-Rich-Famous-Sylvia-Browne/?isbn=9780061966798/

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Ellie Burmeister About Ellie
The author lives in Tierrasanta.

Ellie's book
How to Get a Literary Agent In Two Murders or Less
Aspiring novelist Amanda Anderson has never had any luck, but she hopes that's about to change. She goes to a writer's conference to find an agent, but ends up with a husband. After a whirlwind courtship, she elopes with bestselling suspense writer Jonny Goodsnuff. But,she soon discovers that her husband's only good on paper. Unfortunately Jonny has a deadly secret.

Book/publisher:
http://www.mirthpress.com/

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Lucy Cafiero About Lucy
The author is a breast cancer survivor who was mis-diagnosed for fifteen months with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma. Knowing very little about breast cancer, she felt if she had been given a class or workshop in high school, she would have known the correct questions to ask her doctors. This experience prompted the author to start volunteering in high schools and present materials to teen girls in a language they could understand, on the risks, myths, facts, and what they can do to start taking their health into their own hands.

Lucy's book
One in Eight: A Teen's Guide to Understanding Breast Cancer and the Importance of Breast Health
This is a workbook style book geared to teens and high school students, to teach them about the different types of breast cancers; the risk factors; myths versus facts; a personal story; and, it shows how to do a BSE (Breast Self Exam). The contents were taken from a workshop the author gives in high schools in San Diego County.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Simonetta Carr About Simonetta
The author, mother of eight, has written for newspapers and magazines around the world, and has translated several books into Italian.

Simonetta's book
Athanasius and Weight of a Flame - the Passion of Olympia Morata
Book 1 - Why did a Fourth Century man repeatedly risk losing his life, reputation, position, home, and friends for the conviction that Jesus is fully God? Is it really so important? Learn about it in this book. Book 2 - The most prolific woman writer of the Reformation continues to use her talents despite rejection, cultural bias, religious persecution, and the hardship of illness, poverty, and war.

Book/publisher:
http://www.heritagebooks.org/products/Athanasius.html and http://www.prpbooks.com/Weight-of-a-Flame-The-Passion-of-Olympia-Morata-2160.html

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Richard Carrico About Richard
The author is a Ramona, CA resident who grew up in San Diego, CA. His lifelong interest in history and archaeology has led to him writing books, magazine articles, and becoming an authority on southern California's rich and varied past.

Richard's book
Images of America: Ramona
The book is a pictorial history of the inland community of Ramona, CA. The scope extends from prehistory to modern times and includes pioneers, rodeo riders, famous writers, and everyday folks.

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

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Millan Chessman About Millan
The author is a pioneer in the alternative health industry, specializing in fasting/detox/nutrition. She has written two books and is writing a third. The author has a degree in nutritional science, and is an instructor of Professional Colon Hydrotherapy with thirty years of experience.

Millan's book
Cleanse Internally
The book is about internal cleansing, detox controversies, benefits, and facts.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Cleanse-Internally-Become-Younger-Chessman/dp/0976006103/

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Lily Chu About Lily
Born in China, grew up in Taiwan and educated in the States, the author is a bi-lingual and bi-cultural writer. She was an ASCP registered Medical Technolgist and worked in the medical fields. She later pursued an education in psychology and received a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. She taught in U.S. Universities for thirty years, worked in developing countries, and was certified as a counseling psychologist. She published professional articles in English and also was a well-known prose and short story writer with five books in Chinese. She currently writes a monthly column entitled "Physical and Psychological health in our hands" for "We Chinese" magazine, which evolved into this present book.

Lily's book
Four Secrets to Health, Anti-aging, Beauty and Happiness
By adopting a healthy life style that emphasizes proper nutrition, exercise, medical knowledge and psychological well-being, one can achieve psychological and physical health.

Book/publisher:
Soong's Publishers, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

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Kathryn Cloward About Kathryn
The author is the creator of the Kathryn the Grape children's book series. She is passionate about writing self-esteem building stories that teach children important life lessons with dynamic stories and vibrant illustrations. Ginny Hornby was the collaborator.

Kathryn's book
Kathryn the Grape's Colorful Adventure
Bling! You are colorful! Join Kathryn the Grape and her magical butterfly friend Maggie, on an imaginative colorful adventure as Kathryn the Grape discovers how to make her colorful rainbow shine. With help from Maggie and a special charm bracelet, readers learn beautiful life lessons while discovering how to shine their colorful light into the world.

Book/publisher:
http://www.kathrynthegrape.com/

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Marjorie Cohn About Marjorie
The author, editor of this book, is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild, and a long-time criminal defense attorney. She is on the Bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, is the U.S. representative to the executive council of the American Association of Jurists, and serves on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Human Rights Network. Her books include "Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice;" "Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law;" and, "Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent." She testified in 2008 about Bush administration torture policy before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. The winner of the 2008 Peace Scholar of the Year Award, the author writes extensively for the academic and popular press, and provides media commentary about U.S. foreign policy and human rights. Her Web site is http://www.marjoriecohn.com/.

Marjorie's book
The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse
Waterboarding. Sleep deprivation. Sensory manipulation. Stress positions. These and other methods of torture have become garden variety words for practically anyone who reads about current events. We know exactly what they are, how to administer them, and, disturbingly, that they were secretly authorized by the Bush Administration in its efforts to extract information from people detained in its war on terror. What we lack, however, is a larger lens through which to view America's policy of torture, one that dissects America's long relationship with interrogation and torture, which roots back to the 1950s and has been applied, mostly in secret, to "enemies" ever since. A psychologist, a historian, a political scientist, a philosopher, a sociologist, two journalists, and eight lawyers offer one of the most comprehensive examinations of torture to date.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/United-States-Torture-Interrogation-Incarceration/dp/0814717322/

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Shaun Conde About Shaun
The author was born in San Diego and still resides there currently. When not writing, he teaches high school and performs at Sea World. He's hoping to pursue a Ph.D this upcoming year in New Media with an emphasis on narrative.

Shaun's book
Rhyme & Reason: The Fallacies and Foibles of Our Fairytale Friends
Good and evil have bickered and bruised each other since the dawn of it all... but what of madness? In the land of Fabul, familiar characters are nothing like the nursery rhymes and storybooks told us they were. Masked prisoners, picaroon captains, devious witches, and gallant wolfmen are just some of the citizens of Apologue fighting against the cruel King Coal.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Roger L. Conlee About Roger
The author is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and columnist, and the author of four novels. He lives in San Diego, CA.

Roger's book
Souls on the Wind
In the Alps of Austria, legend has it that the souls of the dead ride the strange, unseasonal wind known as the Fohn. A California couple deals with that and more, including a desperate jewel thief out to stop or destroy them, in this mystery/thriller.

Book/publisher:
http://www.palehorsebooks.com/

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Maryruth Cox About Maryruth
The author lives near Torrey Pines State Reserve and enjoys it.

Maryruth's book
Nature Notes
Poems and pictures about nature.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Kathy Crabbe About Kathy
The author is a creative soul guide, artist, and writer who has devoted her life to exploring spirituality and creativity with passion and integrity. Her work has been published and shown throughout the world at museum shows and galleries, and in magazines and books.

Kathy's books
Moon Musings Volume 1 and Goddess Zodiac Playbook
Moon - This book was collected from a year's worth of Moon Musings. Each month at the New Moon, the author invites you to celebrate and honour your connection with Divine Feminine Source along with a circle of Soul SiStars in my Creative Soul Circle and through the pages of this book. Goddess - The author felt it was important to portray the signs of the zodiac from a female perspective to balance out the predominantly male/god influences within society. 45 illustrated pages of inspirational writing for each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac.

Book/publisher:
http://www.kathycrabbe.com/

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Leslie Crawford About Leslie
The author, a resident for over 45 years, shares her love of Coronado with this pictorial compilation. At age ten, she rode one of the last beloved car ferries that crossed the bay before the opening of the Coronado-San Diego Bridge. She continues to explore the history of Coronado, enjoying the process of research to better tell the stories that make Coronado's history so unique.

Leslie's book
Coronado
The book (Arcadia Publishing - Images of America) is a pictorial history of Coronado, CA, using archival images with captions to tell the distinctive story of this beautiful little city. Starting in the earliest years of Coronado with the construction of the iconic Hotel del Coronado, and through the many changes over the years, from wealthy playground to Navy town to cosmopolitan beach resort, Coronado has remained a small town. Navy families mingled with wealthy citizens and celebrities. All shared a mutual pride in their little city. Coronado became known as the Crown City, and still captivates residents and visitors with her beauty and her history.

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

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Richard Crawford About Richard
The author is the Supervisor of Special Collections at the San Diego Public Library. He is the former Archives Director at the San Diego Historical Society, where he also edited the "Journal of San Diego History" for nine years. Born in Long Beach in 1953, he has been a San Diegan since 1973. He has degrees in history (San Diego State University) and library science (San Jose State University). In his thirty-year career as a historian and archivist, he has written extensively on local history, including the book "Stranger Than Fiction: Vignettes of San Diego History" (1995), and over 170 articles for the "San Diego Union-Tribune," which provide the content for this book.

Richard's book
The Way We Were in San Diego
In this collection of articles from his "San Diego Union-Tribune" column "The Way We Were," the author recounts stories from the city's early history that once splashed across the headlines. Read about Ruth Alexander's aviation feats, the water pipeline carved from Humboldt County redwoods, the jailbreak of a man facing ten years in San Quentin for cow theft, a visit from escape artist Harry Houdini and the Purity League's closure of the Stingaree red-light district. These stories highlight San Diego's progress from a humble frontier port to the stylish city it is today.

Book/publisher:
https://www.historypress.net/catalogue/productdetails.php?productid=978.1.60949.441.4

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Mark C. Crowley About Mark
The author was Senior Vice President at one of the country's largest financial institutions where he led investment product sales nationwide. After leading his division to all-time record performance in 2008, he was named Leader of the Year. He is a graduate of UC-San Diego, in addition to the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Mr. Crowley holds five investment securities licenses (FINRA Registrations) and also is a licensed California Real Estate Broker. Born and raised in Garden City, NY, he now lives in La Jolla, CA. He's a devoted fan of Van Morrison, great books, and the San Diego Padres.

Mark's book
Lead From the Heart
In this book, the author presents compelling new evidence that the solution leaders need lies in the last place traditional business would seek it: the human heart. Twenty-first-century employees need to feel valued, respected, developed, and cared for. Their work has to matter. Drawing on decades of experience as a senior leader for regional and national financial institutions, the author offers proof that leaders who intentionally engage the hearts of their employees will be rewarded with uncommon (and highly sustainable) performance and achievement.

Book/publisher:
http://www.markccrowley.com/

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Michelle Cullum About Michelle
The author is a military wife and mother of three grown sons. Along with her husband, the home is shared with three cats. She is a fun, fabulous forty-something woman who thinks of myself as a true renaissance woman.

Michelle's book
The Friendship Dance of Women
How many times have you said to yourself, "I'm busy all the time yet I don't feel like I have any REAL friends? Why?" This book will help you create the friendships that you crave.

Book/publisher:
http://www.arenaissancechick.com /

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Chet Cunningham About Chet
The author has written and published 323 books. He is a 52-year resident of San Diego, CA. He is still writing, and now doing eBooks.

Chet's books
North Korean Blowup and Dirty Bomb Terror
Book 1 - A special SEAL team of U.S. Navy men to into North Korea covertly to destroy the nuclear bomb plant and three nuclear bombs --chased by the whole North Korean army. Book 2 - The Specialists learn about stolen used nuclear plant fuel rods that are being used for dirty bombs. They track the bad guys across half the world to a confrontation in Pennsylvania.

Book/publisher:
http://www.chetcunningham.com/

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Alan Daly About Alan
The author, a Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego, and studies educational reform.

Alan's book
Social Network Theory and Educational Change
Drawing on the work of leading educational thinkers, the book comprises a series of studies examining the impact of the social relations among teachers and school leaders and how those relationships or lack thereof effect educational reform.

Book/publisher:
http://www.hepg.org/hep/book/131/SocialNetworkTheoryAndEducationalChange/

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Enrique Davalos About Enrique
The author and Justin Akers Chacon were editors of this volume. They are associate professores at San Diego City College Chicano/a Studies Department. Contributors: David Bacon, Victor Clark, Thomas E. Reifer, Maura I. Toro-Morn, Martha Escobar, Justin Akers Chacon, Jill Holsin, and David Schmidt.

Enrique's book
Wounded Border - Frontera Herida
In this anthology, the authors discuss criminalization in Tijuana after deportation, the horrors of daily living in Juarez, NAFTA's environmental destruction, and other topics related to the border and globalization policies.

Book/publisher:
http://cityworkspress.org/books.html

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Lew Decker About Lew
The author --writer of "Fingerprints... A Coffeehouse Reader," and the novel "Alligator Food"-- is a retired middle school teacher who lives in Carmel Mountain Ranch in San Diego, CA.

Lew's book
Alligator Food
The book is the story of Nathan Addison, a Key West local caught up in the alcohol-fueled cruising life of the mid-seventies Caribbean; a literary novel of love, intrigue, and life-altering loss and redemption.

Book/publisher:
http://shop.threefingeredpress.com/

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Tom Denlick About Tom
The author is a marriage and family therapist, and a photographer = phototherapist (self-esteem photographer). Collaborator: Joanna Herr, co-author.

Tom's book
My Living Through ... Breast Cancer
This book is a photo essay of forty-four breast cancer survivors.

Book/publisher:
http://www.mylivingthrough.com/

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Alexander DeVolpi About Alexander
The author is the son of a professional soldier and a depression-era mom. He served in the U.S. Navy, and became a nuclear physicist. He is now retired, writing biographies, and Cold War nuclear weapons histories. He worked at Argonne National Laboratory, and has written many technical publications and books.

Alexander's books
Lover, Soldier, Reprobate and Nuclear Insights: The Cold War Legacy (3 volumes)
Book 1 - Real-life biography, a soldier of fortune -- fought for or against thirteen nations, married five wives (at least), and had eight children (at the very least). U.S. Army service included the Indian territories, the Philippines, and China. Book 2 - Questions & Answers about nuclear weapons? public dissent? proliferation? nuclear threats? nuclear technology? nuclear power? radiation? nuclear medicine? nuclear arms control? nuclear terrorism?

Book/publisher:
http://www.loversoldierreprobate.info/ and http://www.nuclearshadowboxing.info/

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Isabel Camacho Diamond About Isabel
Costa Rican by birth, the author came to New York City at age 14, became a U.S. citizen, earned a teaching certificate, raised her children through college and is an impressionist artist.

Isabel's book
Karachi, Dacca and Back: Searching to Reclaim My Children
The author relates her experiences over a four-year period of a tumultuous marriage when she followed her American pilot husband to Iran. Then he took her children and left her in Pakistan, where she began her journey through eight cities and five countries to reclaim them.

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

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Lianne Downey About Lianne
The author writes fiction and nonfiction. She's a University of California-Davis graduate and former San Diego arts' journalist. This is her second novel.

Lianne's book
Cosmic Dancer: An Interdimensional Fantasy
An interdimensional love story about a fifteen-year-old ballerina, her alcoholic parents, her past lives, and her cosmic connections. 2011 Awards: Visionary Fiction Finalist, NIEA; Finalist, da Vinci Eye.

Book/publisher:
None provided.
http://www.cosmicvisionary.blogspot.com/

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Bruce Doyle About Bruce
The author has over twenty-five years of experience as a corporate executive, business consultant, and executive coach focused on human development and organizational transformation. He holds the Ph.D. degree.

Bruce's book
How To Think Your Way To The Life You Want
This is an excellent, simple, and easy-to-understand guide to how thoughts and beliefs work in the universe to create individual life experiences.

Book/publisher:
http://redwheelweiser.com/detail.html?&id=9781571746405

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Judy Duarte About Judy
The author lives in Oceanside, writes inspirational women's fiction for Kensington Publishing, and contemporary romance for Harlequin Special Edition.

Judy's books
Healing Dr. Fortune and Christmas on Nutcracker Court and A Baby Under the Tree
The second book is about how Christmas is a season for surprises. And sometimes, the gifts we never expected turn out to be the most precious of all....

Book/publisher:
Harlequin Books, Kensington Publishing, and Harlequin Books

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Local Authors, 2011, E-H

Below are the local authors for 2011, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with E through H. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing.

Karin Eastham | Alice Endamne | Sandra H. Esch | Ronald W. Evans | Lynda Felder | Ryan Forsythe | Gregory A. Fournier | Heather Fowler | Kevin and Jackie Freiberg | William Fuhrer | Stephen Gallup | Kevin Gerard | Joanna Giangardella | Marvin B. Gold | Beverlee Gopp | Shilpi Somya Gowda | T. Greenwood | Katy Guard | Bob Guess | Trisha Haddad | Jayne Haines | Stephen Haines | Bob Hamer | William Harry Harding | Dan and Denise Harmer | Sheena Harper | Philip Robert Harris | Maryelizabeth Hart | Shadab Zeest Hashmi | Michael Hemmingson | David Henkel | Ruben 'RJ' Hernandez | Henry Herz | William Hesselbacher | Robert Heylmun | Jenny Hilborne | Tom Hinton | Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman | Greg Hohman | Nancy Holder | Karin Holland | John and Stacey Holley | Georganna Holmes | John Hood | Geoffrey Hopf | Paul Hormick | Kirsten Hubbard





Karin Eastham About Karin
The author has enjoyed cooking and entertaining with her husband, Gary, for over forty years. The couple has participated in numerous gourmet groups and hosted countless dinner parties. Born in Germany and immigrating to the United States in 1956, she honed her cooking skills at a young age under the watchful eye of her culinary-minded mother. This book combines her exceptional leadership and organizational skills with her love of cooking and entertaining. This perfect blend of experiences in both the kitchen and the boardroom creates a unique, entertaining guide to help anyone be a successful host.

Karin's book
Cook the Part: Delicious, Interactive, and Fun Team Cooking
In this beautiful and inspiring new cookbook (Crosswalk Press, LLC, $24.95, November 2011), this successful businesswoman, food enthusiast, and author introduces a new way to cook and entertain that is not only fun and interactive, but also creates delicious results. This book is much more than a collection of recipes. It's an entertaining revolution that allows everyone, even the inexperienced cook, to host dinner parties that will leave guests wanting to do it again.

Book/publisher:
http://www.cookthepart.com/

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Alice Endamne About Alice
The author has lived in France, Gabon, and the United States where she currently resides. For many years, she was the editor of the literary publication "Black Arts Quarterly," published by Stanford University. She is the author of "Ca'est demain qua'on s'fait la malle" (2008) and "Garcons et filles" (2010), two novels in French. Arama Sey was her collaborator.

Alice's book
Clever Ashley Saves The Ants
Meet Clever Ashley, a little girl who's going to solve a big problem as she rescues an ant family... Introducing the "Clever Ashley" series for children ages three to six years old. This series promotes problem solving, learning about the world around us, healthy eating habits, and a positive body image.

Book/publisher:
http://www.onechildpublishing.com/

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Sandra H. Esch About Sandra
Born and raised in Minnesota, the author forges her story lines from her family heritage. She lives with her husband, Fred, in Southern California. This is her first novel.

Sandra's book
Tracks in the Snow
Jo Bremley feared losing her husband to World War II, but when a snowstorm rips apart her storybook world, how can she heal her broken heart, and move on?

Book/publisher:
http://www.lamppostpubs.com/

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Ronald W. Evans About Ronald
The author is a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University, and a leading authority on the history of social studies education.

Ronald's books
The Hope for American School Reform: The Cold War Pursuit of Inquiry Learning in Social Studies and The Tragedy of American School Reform: How Curriculum Politics and Entrenched Dilemmas Have Diverted Us From Democracy
The first book: a history of the "new social studies," a 1960s attempt to transform the teaching of history and the social sciences in schools. With origins in the Cold War, the movement sought to develop critical thinkers through "inquiry" and "discovery." The second book: the dilemmas of curriculum politics and classroom constancy undermined the 1960s "new social studies" reform movement. Dramatic academic freedom controversies ended reform and led to a conservative restoration.

Book/publisher:
http://us.macmillan.com/search/36406543/Ronald+W.+Evans

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Lynda Felder About Lynda
The author has been writing digital content professionally for more than fifteen years in diverse industries. She teaches several college-level writing courses, including Web writing.

Lynda's book
Writing for the Web: Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures, and Sound
With this book, you'll learn everything you need to know to create effective Web content using words, pictures, and sound. Published by New Riders Press (November, 2011).

Book/publisher:
http://www.write4web.com/

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Ryan Forsythe About Ryan
Ryan Forsythe is a writer, editor, artist, and dad. He is completing an MFA in Fiction at SDSU, where he serves as Assistant Editor at Fiction International.

Ryan's book
Dick Cheney Saves Paris
During a trip from the year 2791, the time machine of Dick Cheney stalls out in 1969. Recalling Dad's rants on the no-good Gore presidency (cause of all world suffering when Paris Hilton was vaporized in a freak accident), Cheney attempts to change history.

Book/publisher:
http://www.facebook.com/dickcheneysavesparis/

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Gregory A. Fournier About Gregory
Originally from Detroit and a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, the author moved to San Diego in 1979, and retired from San Diego City Schools in 2009 to begin a writing career.

Gregory's book
Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel
This coming-of-age story explores the bonds of loyalty and friendship in the face of entrenched racial tension and civil unrest. Jake Malone and Theo Semple stumble in and out of rhythm on Detroit's mean streets to discover that the face of racism comes in every shade of color.

Book/publisher:
http://www.wheatmark.com/

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Heather Fowler About Heather
The author received her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University. She has taught composition, literature, and writing-related courses at UCSD, California State University at Stanislaus, and Modesto Junior College. Her fabulist fiction has been published online and in print in the United States, England, Australia, and India, as well as recently nominated for awards. Please visit her Web site at http://www.heatherfowlerwrites.com/

Heather's book
Suspended Heart
In an explosion of love's metaphors, the author's debut collection of stories takes on American fabulism with a cast of unexpected heroines in the narratives of life and loss, women whose hearts fall out at public malls, women whose bodies bloom with changing seasons, women who sprout blades or have multiple eyes, sleep as snakes, or birth saints like lapis lazuli babies. Selected stories in this volume have been published online and in Australia. Partial author's proceeds to be donated to the San Diego Family Justice Center.

Book/publisher:
http://www.aqueousbooks.com/

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Kevin and Jackie Freiberg About Kevin and Jackie
The authors are speakers, and the best-selling authors of several books. They are ranked among the world's most influential speakers.

Kevin and Jackie's book
Nanovation: How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big and Act Bold
The story of how one of today's most influential global leaders, Ratan Tata, chairman of the largest and most ethical conglomerate in India, inspired a game-changing innovation. The book is a how-to on getting people to think big, act bold, and improve the world in the midst of insurmountable challenges. The book concludes with eight transferable rules for driving innovation in any business and teaching people to achieve the possible in what appears impossible.

Book/publisher:
http://www.nanovationbook.com/

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William Fuhrer About William
More than forty writers from the SDCCD Writers' Workshop are represented in this anthology.

William's book
A Volume of Voices from a Writers Workshop
An anthology of prose and poetry from the San Diego Community College District's Writers' Workshop.

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

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Stephen Gallup About Stephen
The author, a technical writer, has worked for many years to help his developmentally disabled son attain a better life.

Stephen's book
What About the Boy? A Father's Pledge to His Disabled Son
What would you do if you had a child who was in distress, was not achieving any developmental milestones, and who was not being helped by doctors? This book dramatizes one family's response.

Book/publisher:
http://www.fatherspledge.com/

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Kevin Gerard About Kevin
The author lives in San Diego, CA, with his wife and four crazy cats. He teaches sociology and statistics at California State University-San Marcos. When not writing or teaching, he enjoys walking the grounds at the San Diego Zoo, hitting the waves at Cardiff State Beach, and hanging with his brother, nieces and nephews at the local Pizza Port. He also enjoys playing "Halo" on the Internet. Collaborators: Jennifer Fong, Illustrator; Penny Dreadfuls, Critique Group.

Kevin's book
Diego's Dragon, Book One: Spirits of the Sun
This book is the story of an eleven-year-old Hispanic boy who wins a district-wide writing contest for sixth grade students. When an author visits his elementary school to award his prize, Diego Ramirez has no idea how much his life is about to change. Nathan Sullivan hands Diego his statue, a handsome, glistening black dragon. He shakes his hand, smiles, and leaves him to his friends. Magnifico is the leader of the Sol Dragones, an assembly of dragons that live within the magical fires of the sun. Nathan Sullivan is the earth's connection to the mysterious dragons. In the climactic journey, he frees his people and suffers a terrible loss by guiding Magnifico to their goal.

Book/publisher:
http://www.cryingcougarpress.com /

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Joanna Giangardella About Joanna
The author was born in the thusts of the Greek civil war when her mother gave her up for adoption at ten years old out of desperation for the basic for survival. She was then brought up her American parents, a Russian-born monarch and Bulgarian doctor. She made her name in the art world with a degree in fine arts, and now with her first published memoir.

Joanna's book
The Girl from the Tower, a Journey of Lies
This book is a true story of a young girl's journey giving a pognant perspective of international adoptions, the collision of cultures, and the well-intentioned but flawed American intervention following the Greek Civil War.

Book/publisher:
http://joannasonya.com/

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Marvin B. Gold About Marvin
The author has written eight books, and written and directed fourteen films. "Parks of Paris" collaborator was Sue Zinngrabe Gold. "Silverstein and Me" cover designer, Mike Gold.

Marvin's book
Story Teller
A modest young librarian gets a day job in 1925 Hollywood as a scheherazade to film studio moguls. She thereby assists in making dozens of film classics. But, at night, she fantasizes poetic and passionate dreams and insights.

Book/publisher:
http://magisand.com/

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Beverlee Gopp About Beverlee
The author's journey toward gratitude began after she lost her job in the mortgage industry. The company that she'd spent five years with closed their doors and her six-figure income disappeared. She became depressed, angry, scared, and lifeless. The author created this journal to offer others the guidance and support to take their own steps toward brilliance. By working through this interactive journal, readers have an opportunity to discover what they are grateful for and allow themselves to get past the blame and negativity and instead navigate their way toward self-love, appreciation, contentment, and bliss.

Beverlee's books
Choose Gratitude Not Attitude Even When Sh*t Hits the Fan! and Be Grateful
The first book is a thirty-day interactive journal that motivates readers by presenting them with daily inspirational passage, followed by ten relevant reasons for gratitude. Witty humor and wisdom provide coaching to help the reader respond positively to life's upside-down moments. The second book is a short 28-page book of inspirational verse coupled with beautiful pictures of nature on every page.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Choose-Gratitude-Attitude-Even-When/dp/1460933796/ and http://www.smashwords.com/

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Shilpi Somya Gowda About Shilpi
The author was born in Toronto to parents who emigrated from India, and now lives in San Diego, CA.

Shilpi's book
Secret Daughter: A Novel
The story of two families, worlds apart, joined unknowingly by the daughter they share.

Book/publisher:
http://www.shilpigowda.com/

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T. Greenwood About T.
The author is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, and is the author of six novels. She has received grants from several foundations, most recently, the Maryland State Arts Council. Collaborators, Book 2: Brandon Cesmat, co-editor. He has won several San Diego Book Awards, San Diego Press Club Awards, and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Also, thirty-six local authors.

T.'s books
This Glittering World and A Year in Ink, Volume 5
Book 1 - When Ben Bailey walks out his front door and finds a Navajo man beaten and dying in the newly fallen snow, his world will never be the same. Book 2 - Thiry-six writers are represented in this fifth anthology of San Diego Writers, Ink, in a collection that includes poetry, short stories, novel and memoir excerpts, creative nonfiction, satire, and flash fiction.

Book/publisher:
http://www.tgreenwood.com/ and http://www.sandiegowriters.org/

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Katy Guard About Katy
The author 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 and she received her BA and LLB degrees from Bombay University. In 1969, she and her husband moved to San Diego, CA where they started the San Diego Yoga and Meditation School. Over the years, she has taught thousands in the U.S. and abroad. Zion A. Dyson is illustrator.

Katy's book
The Essence of Joy
This little book of short poems and contemplations is delightful and amusing and teaches us how to find joy in each precious moment. The words of wisdom come through the author, who is going on 80 and the joy in the illustrations come from illustrator Zion Dyson who is going on eleven. Zion's heartfelt sensitive drawings show us the world through the eyes of a child. The book is dedicated to children with all the proceeds shared between Cambodian Village Fund (CVF) organized to build a school in the village and Katy's Kaivalya Mandiram Trust for children's education in India.

Book/publisher:
http://cambodianvillagefund.org/

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Bob Guess About Bob
The book is by a San Diego author who has previously penned "Waiting For the Green Flash," "The Plastic Princess," and a children's book, "Hey Mister How's Your Sister?"

Bob's book
Kumpel
Among the half million enemy prisoners held in the United States during World War II is Otto Becker, a German soldier who becomes a mentor and father figure to a Texas teenager who works alongside him on a cotton farm near the prison.

Book/publisher:
http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000468656/Kumpel.aspx/

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Trisha Haddad About Trisha
The author and collaborator are not only sisters and friends, but have also been traveling companions in Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean. "Nihon Nights" is their first collaborative fiction novel. Monica Haddad is the collaborator.

Trisha's book
Nihon Nights
Abigail Dennis has spent the last five years in exotic Japan, working her way up the ranks at English World to become the head of the Nagoya schools. While the school has fallen into a financial crisis, Abigail trusts they will pull through. That is, until golden-curled London Crane arrives from Maui. Despite their immediate attraction, their relationship is strained with London's cynicism and Abigail's corporate loyalty. Will their new love survive the economic turmoil and criminal suspicions that surround them? Will Abigail survive at all?

Book/publisher:
http://trishahaddad.com/

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Jayne Haines About Jayne
The author worked as a senior copywriter at an San Diego ad agency, and is presently a freelance copywriter, editor, and book author.

Jayne's book
Cry For The Moon
This inspiring middle-grade fiction novel is about an eighth-grade girl who dreams of taking part in a trick horseback riding competition in California, but a family secret is standing in her way.

Book/publisher:
http://jaynehainesbooks.com/

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Stephen Haines About Stephen
The author is founder and CEO of Haines Centre for Strategic Management, founded in 1990 with offices in over twenty-five countries. For more than 30 years, he has led the development and expansion of the scientific research and applications of systems thinking, "the natural way the world works." It is a practical discipline that views people and organizational issues in their natural and global contexts. His newest book was released in August 2011.

Stephen's book
Systems Thinking: The New Frontier, Discovering Simplicity in an Age of Complexity
The book is a simple primer with less than 100 pages of uniquely valuable information that has been missing in literature until now. It teaches the ABC's of strategic thinking in just ten minutes, and is an application that can be used universally in everything that you do for the rest of your life. Using simple tools and applications based on the author's extensive 25 years of research on systems thinking, it explains how the world has gotten so complex today, and how to see the real meaning to any issue in your life or at work.

Book/publisher:
http://store.systemsthinkingpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=B-STNF-E&Category_Code=ST_BEA&Product_Count=30

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Bob Hamer About Bob
The author spent twenty-six years as a street agent for the FBI, often in an undercover capacity posing as a drug dealer, pedophile, or contract killer in order to arrest some of the world's most hardened criminals. Now retired and having received the FBI Director's Award for Distinguished Service, he is a member of the Writers Guilds of America and Canada and has written for television. He is married with two adult children and is a Marine Corps veteran.

Bob's book
Targets Down
When the wife of an FBI agent is found critically wounded and two people are found dead on a mountain pass, FBI agent Matt Hogan is tasked with identifying those responsible. The undercover assignment takes him into the shadow world of Russian organized crime, outlaw biker gangs, and the sex-slave industry. His cover is almost blown twice, once by accident and once by incompetence within the ranks of the FBI. Violence appears to be his only solution. As he confronts evil he relies not only on the strength of his wife's faith but his own quest to find God. He finds terror and terrorism on the journey.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Targets-Down-Novel-Bob-Hamer/dp/1433672774/

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William Harry Harding About William
The author, publisher of the annual, is an award-winning novelist.

William's book
San Diego Poetry Annual, 2010-11
The best poems from every corner of the region, celebrating the diversity of talent through San Diego County. It includes a special bilingual section for poets writing in Spanish. A total of 154 poets contributed to the 2010-11 annual.

Book/publisher:
http://sandiegopoetryannual.com/

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Dan and Denise Harmer About Dan and Denise
The authors enjoy living in Southern California's "Avocado Capital of the World," where they run a cabinet shop, raise four children, and tend a small ranch.

Dan and Denise's book
Holy Guacamole
The book is a novel set in Southern California about a food snob who runs a culinary boot camp. She discovers in life's recipe book that it's not the spices which add the most flavor, but how truly hungry you are.

Book/publisher:
http://lamppostpubs.com/

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Sheena Harper About Sheena
The author was born in 1984 in Los Angeles, CA. Her ancestors are from South Korea. She graduated from the University of California-San Diego with a B.S. degree in Pharmacological Chemistry. Kyle Harper was a collaborator.

Sheena's book
Sophie's Smile: A Novel
A coming-of-age novel about two pre-teens. Sophie is jaded by her peers, while Liam is struggling with his parents' divorce. Then in their twenties, Sophie's and Liam's lives intertwine in a sweet love story.

Book/publisher:
http://www.createspace.com/

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Philip Robert Harris About Philip
He is the author of 54 books, and a management/space psychologist. See also his Web site at http://www.drphilipharris.com/. Collaborators on Book 1: Robert T. Moran and Sarah V. Moran. Collaborators on Book 2: Robert M. Shusta, Deena R. Levine, Herbert Z, Wong, and Aaron T. Olson.

Philip's books
Managing Cultural Differences, 8th edition and Multicultural Law Enforcment, 5th edition
Book 1: This classic book is widely used as a textbook in universities and colleges worldwide. Unit 1 of 9 chapters examines the general impact of culture upon global management. Unit 2 of 6 chapters focuses upon regional cultural specifics for doing business in the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Australia, Europe, Africa, and North America. Book 2: Widely used by law enforcement personnel as well as as a text book in universities, colleges, and police academies. Part 1 of 4 chapters deals with the "Impact of Cultural Diversity on Law Enforcement." Part 2 of 5 chapters deals with "Cultural Specifics in Law Enforcement." Part 3 is 1 chapter on "Multicultural Law Enforcement Elements in Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness." Part 4 is 3 chapters on "Response Strategies for Crimes Motivated by Hate/Bias and Racial Profiling." Part 5 is 2 chapters on "Cultural Effectiveness for Peace Officers."

Book/publisher:
http://textbooks.elsevier.com/ and http://www.prenhall.com/criminaljustice

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Maryelizabeth Hart About Maryelizabeth
The author is a co-owner of Mysterious Galaxy, an independent mystery and science fiction bookstore in San Diego, founded in 1993. In addition to her bookseller responsibilities, she is a reviewer for "Publishers Weekly" and an occasional contributor to works of nonfiction, including "Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy." Featuring brand-new stories by: T. Jefferson Parker, Don Winslow, Luis Alberto Urrea, Gar Anthony Haywood, Gabriel R. Barillas, Maria Lima, Debra Ginsberg, Diane Clark and Astrid Bear, Ken Kuhlken, Lisa Brackmann, Cameron Pierce Hughes, Morgan Hunt, Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Martha Lawrence, and Taffy Cannon.

Maryelizabeth's book
San Diego Noir
San Diego is home to miles of beaches, Balboa Park, a world-famous zoo, and some of the country's most expensive home and resort real estate. Yet the city also houses a few items that aren't actively promoted by the visitor's bureau: a number of the country's most corrupt politicians, border-related crimes, terrorists, and the occasional earthquakes. A noir feast! In the 50-plus years since Raymond Chandler set Playback in Esmeralda, his name for La Jolla, the population has grown by more than a million, and crime has proliferated as well. San Diego of the past and the present offers the book's contributors a rich selection of settings, from the cross on Mount Soledad to the piers of Ocean Beach, and perpetrators and victims from the residents of its wealthiest enclaves to the inhabitants of its segregated barrios.

Book/publisher:
http://akashicbooks.com/sandiegonoir.htm

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Shadab Zeest Hashmi About Shadab
The author's book won the 2011 San Diego Book Award for poetry. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and her work has appeared in Poetry International, Nimrod, The Bitter Oleander, Journal of Postcolonial Writings, The Cortland Review, and other places. She is a writer-in-residence at San Diego State University.

Shadab's book
Baker of Tarifa
This is a book of poems based on the history of Al Andalus or Muslim Spain (711--1492 AD), where the people of the three Abrahamic faiths --Jews, Christians, and Muslims-- lived in harmony for nearly eight hundred years and contributed towards creating a spectacular civilization.

Book/publisher:
http://www.poeticmatrix.com/title_baker.aspx

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Michael Hemmingson About Michael
The author lives in San Diego, CA and Tijuana, Mexico where he is working on a history of the drug cartels.

Michael's books
Judas Payne: A Weird Western (Borgo Press) and Hard Cold Whisper (Black Mask) and Haiti (Olympia Press) and Eating Kristy's Feet (Ophelia Press)
Book 1 is a strange western. Book 2 is a crime noir. Book 3 is a novella. Book 4 is a chapbook of stories.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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David Henkel About David
The author is an award-winning Christian poet with over thirty years writing experience. He is an active member of the San Diego Christian Writers Guild.

David's book
From the Mind's Eye
A collection of one hundred poems presenting the poet's observations on the events and emotions of life in today's world, from a Christian perspective.

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

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Ruben 'RJ' Hernandez About Ruben
The author is an entrepreneur, a native Californian, a political activist, a philanthropist, and a mentor.

Ruben's book
Sentient Concepts
This is a book about learning how to formulate social skills on one's own, utilizing existing and imagined patterns to adapt.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Henry Herz About Henry
This work is a collaboration by a parent and his two elementary school aged sons, who share a passion for fantasy adventures. Collaborators: Joshua Herz and Harrison Herz.

Henry's book
Nimpentoad
The tale of the courageous and resourceful little Nimpentoad, who leads his tribe of Niblings through the perilous Grunwald Forest, overcoming obstacles and encountering strange creatures along the way.

Book/publisher:
http://www.nimpentoad.com/

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William Hesselbacher About William
The author is 64 years old. He wrote the book aboard his 30 foot Tahiti Ketch sailboat at a marina in San Diego. It was self-published as a eBook at Amazon. Michael C. Lee was co-author, and Larry Edwards was editor.

William's book
The Golden Ketch
This book is a sailing adventure and mystery, set against the backdrop of World War II in the South Pacific.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Golden-Ketch-ebook/dp/B005SUMEX8/

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Robert Heylmun About Robert
A former teacher and writing instructor, the author has written two novels (two more in the works), lived in Laguna Beach for twelve years, Italy for seven, and now resides in San Diego.

Robert's book
Lagunatics
1978, Laguna Beach. This book celebrates relationships, fidelity, and love. Hal and Simon learn how to deal with gay prejudice, and people spying on them from their guest cottage while continuing their lives as the hub of a close-knit circle of friends.

Book/publisher:
http://www.rheylmun.com/

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Jenny Hilborne About Jenny
Jenny Hilborne has worked in a variety of fields, including the retail music industry, residential real estate, commercial real estate and finance. She relocated to Southern California in 1997. Jenny is a member of Sisters in Crime, San Diego chapter. Her second suspense novel, "No Alibi," is also set in San Francisco, featuring homicide inspector, John Doucette.

Jenny's book
No Alibi
Life is not all rosy just because she's rich. Isabelle Kingsley didn't think her husband would ever cheat. He didn't think she would ever find out. When his girlfriend is murdered and he goes missing, suspicion falls on Isabelle. Inspector Doucette is assigned the case. His personal and professional lives collide in this book.

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

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Tom Hinton About Tom
The author is one of America's most popular self-help and personal growth authors and speakers.

Tom's book
10,000 Days: The Rest of Your Life, the Best of Your Life!
This is a personal growth book that helps you balance your ego, emotions, and inner spirit. The book guides readers through a powerful, transformational process known as The Course of 10,000 Days. See more at the Web site below.

Book/publisher:
http://www.10kDays.com/

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Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman About Elizabeth
The author is a winner of the Allan Nevis Prize for literary distinction in the writing of history. She holds the Dwight Stanford Chair in American foreign relations at San Diego State University, and is the author of "All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the 1960s" (Harvard 2000), among other books of history. The author, a Ph.D., is a native Californian, graduate of Stanford, political commentator, mother, and expert pie maker. She wrote Book 2 while teaching in Dublin, Ireland, on a Fulbright. The book is her first novel. Collaborator, Book 1, Edward Blum.

Elizabeth's book
Major Problems in American History (Cengage) and Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War (Random House)
Book 1 - This book is a leading textbook for college survey courses in U.S. history. Edited by the author and Edward Blum, the book pairs original source documents with contrasting essays by historians who disagree with one another on what the sources mean. Book 2 - It is 1861. Fearing that England will support the Confederate cause, President Lincoln sends Charles Francis Adams, son of John Quincy Adams, to London. But when Charles arrives, accompanied by his son Henry, he discovers that the English are already building warships for the South. As Charles embarks on a high-stakes game of espionage and diplomacy in order to save the nation, Henry reconnects with his college friend Baxter Sams, a Southernor who has fallen in love with Englishwoman Julia Birch. As tensions mount, irrevocable choices are made that test the bonds of brothers, lovers, fathers, and sons --and change the fate of an entire country.

Book/publisher:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Major-Problems-in-American-History-Volume-II/Elizabeth-Cobbs-Hoffman/e/9781111343163/
and http://www.randomhouse.com/book/206892/broken-promises-by-elizabeth-cobbs-hoffman

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Greg Hohman About Greg
The author was born in Pittsburgh. He has a B.A., National University of Ireland, Galway. He is a local resident since 1991, and he is a playwright turned fiction writer.

Greg's book
New Monuments Golf Club
This book is a homage to golf, in the widest sense of the word. A hybrid of genres, the Web-based, multi-media book is a gentle pastiche of the traditional golf/country club.

Book/publisher:
http://newmonumentsgc.com/

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Nancy Holder About Nancy
The author is a "New York Times" bestselling and multiple-award winning author. Collaborator: Debbie Viguié.

Nancy's book
The Wolf Springs Chronicles: Unleashed The Crusade Series: Damned
A Young Adult paranormal book series about werewolves, vampires, and witches.

Book/publisher:
http://www.wolfspringschronicles.com/

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Karin Holland About Karin
The author is a sustainability consultant helping organizations green their operations. She has published various sustainability papers and guidance. Her goal is to write educational children's books on key sustainability issues. Collaborator: Bodie Shaw, illustrator. He is a video game designer and children's book illustrator working from the Bay area to Southern California. He now lives in the Yosemite foothills.

Karin's book
Bottle Bob
The book is about a lucky bottle, always reused and going on new adventures. Bob's family didn't have such an easy time, however. Bob revisits the plight of his family members with his son Slurpy. Together, they discover the importance of reuse.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Bottle-Bob-Karin-Holland/dp/1467967068/

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John and Stacey Holley About John and Stacey
John and Stacey Holley come from a family whose members span more than a generation of combined service to our nation. In their spare time, they continue to support other Gold Star families and take a stand for those who have chosen to serve and defend our great country.

John's and Stacey's book
Medals, Flags, and Memories
On November 15, 2005, John and Stacey Holley unwillingly became Gold Star Parents. Their son and only child, SPC. Matthew Holley was killed along with three other soldiers when an IED exploded under their Humvee while on patrol in Iraq. Racked with grief over their son's death, John and Stacey's sorrow turned to outrage when they learned that Matthew's casket would return to San Diego's Lindbergh Field as common freight. There would be no honor guard to welcome this fallen hero back to the nation of his birth. Instead, Matthew Holley's remains would be transferred by forklifts and baggage handlers, like a crate of auto parts. Determined to welcome their son home with honors befitting his sacrifice, the Holleys embarked on a quest to challenge the law, and to begin a journey of healing that would touch the lives of Gold Star Families across the country.

Book/publisher:
http://www.medalsflagsandmemories.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
Sister To The Owl
This book contains light poetry on various subjects.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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John Hood About John
The author is a Navy scientist, physicist, and lecturer on Psychology and Science History.

John's book
Dead In The Water
A detective couple, JC and Susan, have a murder to solve on the high seas, a Russian cruise ship.

Book/publisher:
http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000436627/Dead-in-the-Water.aspx

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Geoffrey Hopf About Geoffrey
The author's life has been "an adventure." From 18 until he was 33, he traveled the world, including six years in the Marine Corps, a few years as a commercial diver, and nine years as an Executive Protection Agent. With his love Tahnee's support, he embarked on a career in writing. He is currently working on the second book in the Doggieville series, as well as a novel and historical book. Life is still very much an adventure for Geoffrey. He and his family currently reside in sunny San Diego.

Geoffrey's book
Doggieville
Doggieville is a magical and fun place. It's a place where doggies can just be doggies. There are no rules in Doggieville, doggies can sleep on couchs, beds or wherever they want. They can chew on anything, play anywhere, and do anything they want. A very loving and cute doggie named Kiki lives there with all his doggie friends. He loves it there, but he loves something more and that is his best friend in the whole world Scarlette. Join Kiki on his heroic adventure back home to Scarlette. It's a story of adventure and of unconditional love.

Book/publisher:
http://www.doggievillethebook.com/

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Paul Hormick About Paul
Originally from West Virginia, the author has lived in San Diego since 1980. Besides religion, he is interested in the environment and holds an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy.

Paul's book
As We Believe: Conversations of Religion and Faith
From many different faith traditions --Christian, Buddhist, Pagan, New Age, as well as many others-- people share their religious beliefs, and the meaning those beliefs have for them in this collection of interviews.

Book/publisher:
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/as-we-believe-conversations-of-religion-and-faith/16527952/

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Kirsten Hubbard About Kirsten
The author is a graduate of the University of California-San Diego's writing program, a travel writer, and author of young adult novels like her book noted. She is currently writing "Wanderlove."

Kirsten's book
Like Mandarin
There's not much beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter thinks she's found it in an unlikely friendship with 17-year-old wild girl Mandarin Ramey --until Mandarin betrays her. A young adult novel.

Book/publisher:
http://kirstenhubbard.com/like-mandarin

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Online Local Author Exhibit I-L

Online Author Exhibit I-L

 

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Local Authors, 2011, I-L

Below are the local authors for 2011, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with I through L. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing.

John Inman | Glenn Jacobs | Helen Foster James | Mari Jarvis | Irving Jason | Sally John | T. J. Johnson | Grace Judson | Suresh Kanekar | Yogi Kanna | Keith Kanner | Elizabeth Kaplan | Eric Keith | Maria Kelmis | Lisa Kessler | Barbara Khozam | Tom Kirkbride | Ronald Kirkemo | Wroughta Knightly | Donald Kochackis | Bryna Kranzler | Pattie Leo Krohn | Kathleen Krull | Ted Kwiatkowski | Conor Lastowka | Juanita Ledesma | Murray K. Lee | Shengdar Lee | Linda LeVier | Carol Ann Lindsay | Diana Lindsay | Linda Loegel | Richard Louv | Cathy Lubenski | Robert Thomas Lundy and Elizabeth Yahn Williams | Craig Lurie | 






 


John Inman About John
John Inman lives in South Park. This is his first published novel.

John's book
Tonk and the Battle of the 200
Tonk is a young squirrel who sets out from his home to learn the secret of flight. His quest takes him across San Diego where he finds not only what it is he seeks, but also friendship, excitement, and true love. Quite an adventure for one simple squirrel.

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

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Glenn Jacobs About Glenn
The author holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering (BSEE) from NJIT. He provides computer network security configuration services for home and small business users. A key focus area is protecting Wireless Internet ("Wi-Fi") networks from attack and data theft.

Glenn's book
Is Your Computer Bugged?
This book, by a Cybersecurity Engineer author, provides the basic techniques for making personal computers resistant to cyber attack. It can help prevent the devastating personal and financial consequences of cyber criminal activity. While focused on the Windows 7 operating system, the techniques detailed in this book also apply to Apple OS X and Linux.

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

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Helen Foster James About Helen
The author is a former coordinator of library media services. A native San Diegan, she lives in Pacific Beach. Her Web site is http://www.helenfosterjames.com/.

Helen's book
Little California
Ten rhyming riddles present California's state flower, tree, reptile, fish, marine mammal, and other sights in this board book for young book lovers.

Book/publisher:
http://www.sleepingbearpress.com/

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Mari Jarvis About Mari
The author, who holds an M.A. degree, is an established fitness leader, business professional, and public speaker. She has successfully created programs in the fitness and educational community for twenty-five years. Weight loss science and research is her long-time passion and current profession.

Mari's book
1001 Ways to Stay on Any Diet
Have you ever wondered why you're hungry all the time? Or, why it's so easy to gain weight yet so difficult to lose it? This book reveals the science behind weight control, and how you can apply that science in your everyday habits to lose the weight and keep it off once and for all.

Book/publisher:
http://www.magnico.com/

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Irving Jason About Irving
The author is 42. He's also an alchemetic wordologist, born in 1969 in Stoughton MA.

Irving's book
Holy Figuronly
It's where astrology meets religion.

Book/publisher Web site:
None provided

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Sally John About Sally
She is the author of eighteen novels. Her stories portray contemporary relational and faith journeys. An Illinois native, she lives in Oceanside, CA.

Sally's book
Desert Gift
Marriage expert and radio show host Jill Galloway is at the pinnacle of success, until her husband wants a divorce. Is her life a sham? From Chicago to LA, she searches for an answer.

Book/publisher:
http://tyndalepublishers.com/

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T. J. Johnson About T. J.
The author is a Bible teacher at Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego, CA. For eight years, she wrote Sunday school lessons for the National Baptist Convention of America, Incorporated. She is now a contributing writer for Bayview's in-house Bible Study curriculum. Her favorite pastimes are Bible study, reading, writing, and teaching.

T. J.'s book
Chapter & Verse, Crosswords And Other Puzzles, Verse Variety
A study (in puzzle format) of various chapters of the Bible, Old and New Testament. Each puzzle is based on a specific chapter and designated verses. You read the chapter material, then solve the puzzle as a way to reinforce what you've read. It challenges your ability to remember Bible facts.

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

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Grace Judson About Grace
In 2005, the author left her corporate executive job to become self-employed. Declaring "If it's written, I can help," she helps her clients develop a unique, authentic brand message.

Grace's book
The Art & Science of Great Testimonials: a Step-by-Step Guide to Gathering Powerful Social Proof
Combining real examples with step-by-step how-to descriptions, this in-depth workbook and audio program walks business owners through the process of gathering powerful testimonials from their clients.

Book/publisher:
http://www.svahaconcepts.com/offerings/great_testimonials/great_testimonials_workbook.html

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Suresh Kanekar About Suresh
The author received his B.A. (Honors) in philosophy and M.A. in psychology from the University of Poona, and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Iowa. He has taught at several Indian and American universities, and is currently a research professor at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. He has published over 115 research articles and two books in the area of his specialization, apart from some literary compositions including poems and a novel.

Suresh's book
A Tethered Flight: Chronicles of a Fragmented Life
This is a memoir of the author's life as a participant in colonial Goa's freedom struggle, with consequent imprisonment for more than five years, and later as a university teacher and researcher in psychology.

Book/publisher:
http://goa1556.goa-india.org/

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Yogi Kanna About Yogi
The author resides in San Diego. He has been teaching yoga and meditation classes in a non-profit yoga studio since 2009.

Yogi's book
Nirvana: Absolute Freedom
The book takes you on a journey of deep inquiry to help uncover your own truth. Through guided inquiry and meditation, the book serves as a spiritual guide for discovering true and lasting happiness.

Book/publisher:
http://www.yogikanna.com/

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Keith Kanner About Keith
The author is a licensed and Board Certified Clinical Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychologist and Psychoanalyst. In addition to a full-time private practice in Rancho Santa Fe, California, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of California San Diego, where he teaches both human development and trains medical students how to better understand and relate to their patients. In addition, he has appeared on numerous television shows including: Dr. Phil; Fox and Friends; Geraldo; and Studio B to name a few. As a father of three children, he is also a dedicated baseball, football, and soccer coach.

Keith's book
Your Family Matters: Solutions to Common Parental Dilemmas
In this new book (Love Your Life Publishing, May 2011), the author shares his years of experience as both a clinician and family therapist with an informative collection of essays on timely child-raising issues that every parent deals with at some point on the journey of parenthood.

Book/publisher:
http://www.kanner.tv/

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Elizabeth Kaplan About Elizabeth
The author's cooking and baking ingenuity is highly regarded in the gluten-free community. As a lecturer and cooking instructor, she alleviates the fear in those who are remodeling their diet to a gluten-free one. Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2002, she understands the challenges that families and individuals face since not only does she eat gluten-free, so do her three children. She describes how collectively her family is allergic to or intolerant of gluten, dairy, peanuts, some beans, soy, and eggs. This posed so many problems for children, especially in social situations. Putting her culinary experience to work, with whisk in hand, she created a line of gluten-free organic baking mixes and founded The Pure Pantry. Now, says the author, "Everyone can have their cake and eat it too." Her cookbook and products are available online.

Elizabeth's book
Fresh from Elizabeth's Kitchen
The heart of cooking is in the home, and this book (Pennington Press Publishing Group, $24.95, January 2011) invites you to the table to enjoy food everyone can eat -- whether they are allergic to wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, or require a low-sugar diet. The author, founder of The Pure Pantry, a gluten-free baking mix company, combines her creative flair for cooking with her nutritional knowledge to provide the best and tastiest recipes that she developed for her own family and for her customers.

Book/publisher:
http://www.thepurepantry.com/

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Eric Keith About Eric
The author was a puzzle designer for a company that created logical games and puzzles. Devising devious twists and turns of logic has helped him create intricately plotted murder mysteries.

Eric's book
Nine Man's Murder
Nine detective school graduates attend a "class reunion," which proves to be a deadly game of cat and mouse. Trapped on a mountain, they will be murdered one by one, unless they can unmask the murderer --who, they soon realize, is one of them.

Book/publisher:
http://www.mysterieswithtwists.com/

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Maria Kelmis About Maria
The author was adopted from Greece at the age of fifteen months. She considers her adoption one of the best things that has happened in her life. Part of that is due to the way her parents told her right from the beginning. They surrounded the word adopted with special and loving words. That is why she has such a positive self-image related to her adoption, and it is why she wanted to share that with other adoptees. You can read the story of how she found her biological mother in the book "Golden Strangers," also available through AuthorHouse.

Maria's book
Rainbow Bridge: An Adoption Story
This is a book for parents to read to their children to let them know that they were adopted. It is intended to help children of all ages understand that they are special and that they were specifically chosen to be in their particular family. Even if the child is an infant, the book is meant to be read from the very beginning to allow the child's parents to get used to verbalizing the word adoption. The other message of the book is that families come in all different color combinations. Whether you are all the same color, or a combination of many, that is what makes your family special.

Book/publisher:
http://www.mariakelmis.com/

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Lisa Kessler About Lisa
The author is an award-winning author of paranormal fiction.

Lisa's book
Night Walker
He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her... a paranormal romance.

Book/publisher:
http://www.entangledpublishing.com/night-walker/

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Barbara Khozam About Barbara
Ranked in the top 1% out of 400 trainers in the United States, the author has delivered 1100+ presentations on customer service, leadership, motivation, potential, and communication. She is the recipient of 27 awards for sales achievement and outstanding trainer ratings. Known for her "high energy/high impact" delivery, outrageous wit, and ability to tackle real issues posed by her audience, she has spoken to over 35,000 employees and executives throughout seven countries.

Barbara's book
How Organizations Deliver BAD Customer Service (And Strategies that Turn it Around!)
Today's consumer views loyalty to a business as a fad, and they also expect everything and then some. The companies that are thriving (and will continue to thrive) deliver amazing customer experiences. Customer service isn't just about being a department or a policy; it is about creating a culture where customers can't wait to do business with you, and are excited to refer their friends to you as well. This book's characters, Negative Ned and Positive Paul, illustrate the absurdity of terrible customer service, and the simple steps necessary to improve nearly every customer experience.

Book/publisher:
http://www.badcustomerservicetips.com/

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Tom Kirkbride About Tom
The author grew up in California. He creates the artwork on the Web site (Gamadin.com), and writes screenplays and short stories, but prefers the depth of a novel. The writings evolve from a love of sci-fi adventure.

Tom's book
Book III - Gamadin: Distant Suns
The Gamadin crew returns to Earth when an SOS sends them back out, light-years from home. An evil empire is about to seize the entire galactic quadrant. Only the Gamadin, the love of a girl, and a lone ship from the distant past can stop them.

Book/publisher:
http://www.gamadin.com/

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Ronald Kirkemo About Ronald
The author is Professor Emiritus of Political Science at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA.

Ronald's book
Soulcraft: Daily Devotionals for Spiritual Growth
Much like statecraft which operationalizes goals through strategies, this devotional book offers suggestions of developing a one-sentence goal or purpose for life, and alternative stategies and tactics for reaching it. The book is organize by weekly topics.

Book/publisher:
http://www.soulcraftbook.com/

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Wroughta Knightly About Wroughta
The author was raised in Southern California, where she lived with her mother and brothers. She spent summers with her father in New York. In college, she realized the cathartic nature of writing, and has been delving into the passion of literary experience ever since. Writing provided a lifeline for coping with her mother's mental illness.

Wroughta's book
Mom's on Vacation
This story unfolds the mystery of mental illness through the eyes of a young girl who experiences the painful truth of psychosis as she watches her mother enter psychiatric facilities throughout her childhood. As a preteen, she fears her mother will never be the same again, as in "normal." She gains understanding as she finds other families that have endured similar struggles.

Book/publisher:
http://www.publishamerica.com/

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Donald Kochackis About Donald
The author is a veteran, a family man, and a father of four children. Collaborator: Chiwah Carol Slater.

Donald's book
Prostate Cancer and Me
The true story of one man's journey through conventional medical treatment for prostate cancer, liberally punctuated with off-the-wall humor.

Book/publisher:
http://wordweaver4u.com/

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Bryna Kranzler About Bryna
BA, Barnard College, Playwriting; winner of Helen Prince Award for Dramatic Composition. MBA, Yale Univ. Named for the young girl who saved her grandfather from his third death sentence.

Bryna's book:
The Accidental Anarchist: From the Diaries of Jacob Marateck, translated by Shimon Wincelberg and Anita Marateck Wincelberg
By the time he was 25 years old, Jacob Marateck had been sentenced to death three times in the early 1900s in Russia -- and lived to tell about it. This book is his remarkable, true story based on his darkly humorous diaries.

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

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Pattie Leo Krohn About Pattie
The author is a writer and teacher who has been living in San Diego for 35 years, and has published numerous short stories, reviews, and poems.

Pattie's book
Gwendolyn: A Love Story and In The Time Of Jeffrey Grayson
Book 1 - The story of a homeless schizophenic woman, and how her life became this way. Book 2 - The story of a man whose life changes during the late 1960s, but not in a predictable fashion.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Gwendolyn-Story-Pattie-Leo-Krohn/dp/1460931122/ and http://www.amazon.com/Time-Jeffrey-Grayson-Pattie-Krohn/dp/1463708599/

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Kathleen Krull About Kathleen
She is the author of nonfiction for young readers.

Kathleen's book
Big Wig and Jim Henson
Book 1 - A social history of hair. Book 2 - A biography of Jim Henson.

Book/publisher:
http://www.kathleenkrull.com/

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Ted Kwiatkowski About Ted
The author was born in Poland, son of Stanislaw and Antonina ne' Dabrowski. He is a Graduate of Politechnic in Gdansk and a California registered architect. He is a fine art painter and portraitist and author of several books in Polish and English. He has also written numerous articles for Polonia Press in San Diego and Chicago.

Ted's book
Generalowie
The book is forty-three pages long.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Conor Lastowka About Conor
The author graduated from the University of Virginia, and is a writer for RiffTrax.com. Collaborator: Josh Fruhlinger.

Conor's book
[Citation Needed]: The Best of Wikipedia's Worst Writing
Over 200 hilariously bad Wikipedia entries, with commentary by the authors.

Book/publisher:
http://citationneededbook.com/

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Juanita Ledesma About Juanita
The author is a nationally certified career counselor with a master's degree from University of San Diego, and one that's guided a diverse population including first generation students, single parents, the unemployed, veterans, and immigrants.

Juanita's book
Return and Succeed, Continue Your Education Now!
A step-by-step guide for success in completing diplomas, degrees, certificates, and job training. The book includes useful information including exercises, checklists, inspriational stories, resources, and humor.

Book/publisher:
http://www.returnandsucceed.com/

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Murray K. Lee About Murray
The author is curator of the Chinese Historical Museum. He also gives tours of old Chinatown, talks on Chinese American history. He did undergraduate and graduate study in geography at George Washington University, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine.

Murray's book
In Search of Gold Mountain, A History of the Chinese in San Diego, California
This book is 352 pages, and has 245 illustrations, photos, and maps. It includes immigration, activities, organizations, and contributions to the building of the area. Published by the Donning Company.

Book/publisher:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-search-of-gold-mountain-murray-k-lee/1029346694/

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Shengdar Lee About Shengdar
The author grew up and was educated in Malaysia, and studied physics at Nanyang University in Singapore. He then came to study in the United States, earning a Master's degree in Physics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Ph.D degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, he worked in the nuclear energy industry, and now lives in San Diego, CA.

Shengdar's book
Poems for Learning Orthodox and Simplified Chinese Characters - Extension of Chinese-Character Games
This book is an unprecedented literary work. The author has extended the Chinese-character-game literary writing methods and completed an arduous task: invented many new writing styles and created hundreds of poems, presenting all of the about 500 fundamental simplifications of Chinese characters. This book provides the following functions: 1. Mastering both Traditional and Simplified Chinese Characters easily. 2. Mastering the structures and meanings of well over 500 characters. 3. Understanding Chinese etymology. 4. Comprehensive understanding of the characteristics of Simplified Chinese Characters. It also serves as a reference.

Book/publisher:
http://www.gaslamplight.com/

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Linda LeVier About Linda
The author retired from teaching, living a good life, when heart problems surfaced in 2004. Excellent medical care and Laughter Yoga helped her thrive before and after her heart transplant in 2007.

Linda's book
7 Teasers ... to get you out of bed
This book has tips for starting the day and handling challenges with energy and enthusiasm. This little book has an inspiring message that is delivered in a light-hearted manner.

Book/publisher:
http://linkinglaughinghearts.org/

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Carol Ann Lindsay About Carol
The author has been a writer-photographer who also wrote editorial columns for various San Diego County papers. Her poetry has been purchased by literary magazines as well as commercial publications. She has won numerous first place awards for poetry, short stories, and essays. She had been executive producer-host of Carlsbad Corner, 30-minute CCTV shows showcasing writers, musicians, and artists. As President of the Palomar Branch of the NLAPW, Lindsay was presented with the "Woman of Achievement Award" in Laguna Hills. The author of six books is a Letters Member of the National League of American Pen Women, the COAL Gallery in Carlsbad, and she is a long-time member of the Academy of American Poets.

Carol's book
The Planet Of Comet Sense
This book, a political satire using humorous quips by toy mascot, Ratoncito, is a blistering attack against politicians. The brainwashing pronouncements from both parties are exposed, ranging from phony environmental schemes to the Smart Meter. There's true data about global warming and Al Gore, the fluoride scam, the Cardiff Kook, Jesse Ventura's lawsuit against TSA, illegals aliens, the Gibson Guitar raid and more. This book also includes geek poetry by an unemployed cyber-security engineer.

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

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Diana Lindsay About Diana
The author, a biographer and historian, has been writing about the Anza-Borrego region of Southern California since the 1960s. Her master's thesis in history and geography from San Diego State University was published as "Our Historic Desert: The Story of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park" in 1973. It was followed in 1978 by "The Anza-Borrego Desert Region," an area guidebook co-authored with Lowell Lindsay and published by Wilderness Press that is now in its fifth edition. Several other publications followed over the years including "Anza-Borrego A to Z: People, Places, and Things."

Diana's book
Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist
Over 125 life-size metallic sculptures are scattered over three non-contiguous square miles of Borrego Valley surrounded by the immense Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Sculptor Ricardo Breceda's "Sky Art" is the perfect blend of stunning craftsmanship and placement in open desert landscape. This is a story of how in ten short years following a devastating accident, Breceda has become a famous artist featured on public television, news media, magazines, and global blogs. He is an artist for children of all ages. Sculptures include Plio-Pleistocene animals that once roamed this desert, Spanish explorers, bighorn sheep, and dinosaurs. The book has 280 full-color photos with a forward by Victor Villasenor.

Book/publisher:
http://www.sunbeltbooks.com/

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Linda Loegel About Linda
The author is President of the Alpine Writers' Guild, and on the board of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild. She is the author of "Bumps Along the Way," published in 2010. She lives with her husband in El Cajon.

Linda's books
If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut and Open Your Eyes to God's Beauty
First book: Growing up in a small town in Vermont in the 1940s, before tv, computers, or cell phones. The world was at war, but the author and her sister kept busy trying to get each other in trouble. There was a feisty black girl from the Bronx that visited every summer who added to the mix. Second book: A compilation of four generations of poets in one family. Poems and photos, from granddad to great-grandson.

Book/publisher:
http://www.diversionpress.com/ and http://www.lulu.com/

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Richard Louv About Richard
The author is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. He coined the term Nature-Deficit Disorder, which has become the defining phrase of this important issue. He is the recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal. He has served as an adviser to the Ford Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World award program, is a member of the Citistates Group, appears often on national radio and television programs, and speaks frequently in the United States and overseas. He has written for "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," and other newspapers and magazines, and was a columnist for "The San Diego Union-Tribune" and "Parents" magazine. Married to Kathy Frederick Louv, he is the father of two young men, Jason and Matthew. He would rather fish than write.

Richard's book
The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder
The immediacy of the author's message in his prior book galvanized an international movement to reconnect children with nature. In this book, the author reaches even further with a powerful call to action for the rest of us. Our society has developed such an outsized faith in technology that we have yet to fully realize or even adequately study how human capacities are enhanced through the power of nature. The twenty-first century will be the century of human restoration in the natural world. This timely, inspiring, and important work will give readers renewed hope while challenging them to rethink the way we live.

Book/publisher:
http://richardlouv.com/

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Cathy Lubenski About Cathy
The author spent over twenty-five years in the newspaper industry, and has plenty of scars from dueling with pesky editors to show for it. She survived with her sanity relatively intact and has continued writing for pleasure. This is her first book featuring reporter Bertie Mallowan, but not her last. She lives with her husband, Ed Phillips, aka Phil, and her Jack Russell terrier, Pica, in Carlsbad, CA.

Cathy's book
Trashy Chic
A humorous murder mystery in which a reporter, Bertie, interviews a rich entrepreneur two days before he's murdered, and investigates the murder to keep her name on Page One. She jumps into the suspect pool "Bellingham's family" and as she navigates through their neuroses, she discovers that the rich aren't just different from you and me, in the Bellinghams' case, they're dangerous nuts, too.

Book/publisher:
http://www.trashychicbook.com/

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Robert Thomas Lundy and Elizabeth Yahn Williams About Robert and Elizabeth
The co-authors/editors/graphic designers are poets, with backgrounds in law and demography. Book 1 - Art Juror: Amy Galpin. Poetry Juror: Robt O'Sullivan Schleith. Also, the co-authors met in the Solana Beach Library where Elizabeth was hired to teach writing to the poetry group Bob co-founded. Since then, they have co-authored over a dozen books and chapbooks and co-emceed many authors' events in North County. Book 2 - The Phantom Art Gallery, publisher (18 artists contributing), The El Corazon Creative Writers (13 authors contributing).

Robert and Elizabeth's books
Summation III: The Merging of Art and Poetry and Phantoms of the Gallery: The Phantom Gallery's Art through the Eyes of the El Corazon Creative Writers
Book 1 - This annual ekphrastic anthology, published by the Escondido Arts Partnership, illustrates how poets are inspired by a variety of juried art that exhibits in Escondido each Christmas season. This book is the basis for a documentary, which is soon to be released. Book 2 - For six weeks, Oceanside's El Corazon Creative Writers visited art in Carlsbad's The Phantom Gallery at Village Faire and wrote prose and poetry as inspired by these artistic works. The result: a small four-color booklet that shows well on a living room side table - "a treat for the eyes," "bright and entertaining."

Book/publisher:
http://hitherandyahn.com/

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Craig Lurie About Craig
The author was born in South Africa, and is currently residing in San Diego, CA where light and life inspire interludes of nature, insects, and real life events. Living with four cats, and sharing life with his partner Brent. Where Buddhas rule and insects teach, under the magical glow of the moonlit lanterns drifting to and fro, my gift to you, hope you enjoy. Collaborator: Jennifer Kim, Illustrator.

Craig's book
Butterflies, Ladybugs & Bumble bees and the wonderful world this could be ...
How can the weight of the world rest on the wings of such fragile creatures? This whimsical, magical, and adventurous story shows us how.

Book/publisher:
http://www.butterfliesladybugsbumblebees.com/

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Online Local Author Exhibit M-P

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Local Authors, 2011, M-P

Below are the local authors for 2011, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with M through P. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing.

Patricia McArdle | Scott McGaugh | Patrick McMahon | Reza Mashayekhi | Susan Meissner | Keith Meldahl | Michael Mendoza | Marc Andre Meyers | Rita Ryan Micklish | Tone Milazzo | Dennis Moore | Fred Moramarco | Emily Lynch Morissette | Paul Kennedy Mueller | Michael Mulligan | Dick Murphy | Mingei International Museum | Carl Nelson | Dean Nelson | Toni Noel | Augustino Nyigillo | N. N. O'Hara | Kristin Orloff | Patricia Ortlieb | Gordon Osmond | Patricia Oyeshiku | Liz Palika | Michael Pearce Jr. | Justin Pearson | Dan Peled | James Perry | Jeanne Peterson | Cindy Pon | 








Patricia McArdle About Patricia
The author is a retired diplomat, former Peace Corps volunteer, and veteran of the U.S. Navy. She grew up in North County San Diego, and graduated from San Luis Rey Academy and Palomar College.

Patricia's book
Farishta
A fictional war memoir, inspired by the author's personal experiences in northern Afghanistan. An American diplomat recounts her challenging and transformative tour of duty with a British Army infantry unit in the town of Mazar-e-Sharif.

Book/publisher:
http://www.patriciamcardle.com/

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Scott McGaugh About Scott
A San Diego native, the author is Marketing Director of the USS Midway Museum. He has written five books, with two more due in 2012. He is a former newspaper and public relations agency owner.

Scott's books
Battlefield Angels, Savings Lives Under Enemy Fire from Valley Forge to Afghanistan and USS Midway: America's Shield
First book: Fourteen profiles of remarkably heroic corpsmen and medics, woven among the advances in military medicine that benefit all Americans today. Second book: the 47-year odyssey of the USS Midway, made possible by 200,000 sailors whose average age was only nineteen. America's longest-serving aircraft carrier of the twentieth century. (Young adult/teen book)

Book/publisher:
http://www.scottmcgaugh.com/

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Patrick McMahon About Patrick
The author is a writer, photographer, and musician. Born in Chicago, raised there and in Missouri, he's lived in San Diego for the past twelve years.

Patrick's book
Becoming Patrick
This book is the true story of one adopted man's quest for the truth of his past. After absorbing his birth mother's shocking revelations, he forges a profound bond and embarks on a new future.

Book/publisher:
http://www.deeprootpress.com

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Reza Mashayekhi About Reza
The author has an engineering degree, and has also taught English to non-English speakers extensively and consults with them for their public speaking needs.

Reza's book
English Idioms And Expressions For Everyone, Yes, Even You!
A book of English idioms and expressions, along with some of their origins and several humorous illustrations. Some interesting expressions and proverbs from other cultures have also been included.

Book/publisher:
http://www.englishidiomsandexpressions.com/

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Susan Meissner About Susan
The author is an award-winning writer, mom of four, Air Force chaplain's wife, and small groups' director at her San Diego church. Her earlier novel, "The Shape of Mercy," was named by "Publishers Weekly" as one of the Best Books of 2008.

Susan's book
A Sound Among the Trees
Marielle Bishop marries into an instant family, and an antebellum home rumored to be haunted. How can she find the truth without losing herself in the painful past surrounding her?

Book/publisher:
http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9780307458858

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Keith Meldahl About Keith
The author is a professor of geology at Mira Costa College.

Keith's book
Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains
A geologic field trip between book covers, for anyone interested in the scientific story behind the spectacular lands of the Western United States.

Book/publisher:
http://www.ucpress.edu/

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Michael Mendoza About Michael
The author is a Santee resident who holds a Masters degree in U.S. history. He teaches enlisted personnel on board U.S. Navy ships while they are deployed.

Michael's book
Glorious Reality of War
This book is Civil War historical fiction, based on a seventeen-page letter written by a C.W. Rickard describing his wartime experience to his grown daughter many years later.

Book/publisher:
http://authorhouse.com/bookstore/

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Marc Andre Meyers About Marc
The author is a distinguished professor at the University of California-San Diego. He is also the author of numerous scientific articles and "Mayan Mars," a novel.

Marc's book
Chechnya Jihad
The accidental discovery in New Mexico of a super explosive, a thousand times more powerful than conventional ones, sends assistant professor Jean-Claude Delvaux into a whirlwind of travel, passion, and discovery. Delvaux meets with tragedy in Chechnya, while taking part in its liberation struggle, and emerges broken-hearted from the rubble of Grozny, swearing off violence. Destiny strikes again when Delvaux is lured by love and loyalty around the world and into the new nexus of conflict, a brutal jihad in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Book/publisher:
http://sunbeltbook.com/BookDetails.asp?id=274/

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Rita Ryan Micklish About Rita
The author is a life-long San Diego resident. She teaches writing classes at the Kroc Center and local County Library. This is her 21st book published.

Rita's book
Strangers
A messenger for the Empress of China, Kan Whu, is in America to purchase tourmaline. She dies and he is saved from going back to China to a sure death, by people who offer him scantuary in the mining town of Julian, CA. Set in 1924 at the height of Prohibition, a young man from Guatalmala leave home for adventure and is wounded by rum runners.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Tone Milazzo About Tone
The author has lived in San Diego since he was four, and feels that makes him more of a native than most. The author writes stories for their self, and hope that others like them, too.

Tone's book
Picking Up the Ghost
Cinque Williams, a 14-year-old boy living in a town that's dying on the Mississippi, is thrust into a world of ghosts, voodoo, and lies. Mara Sternberg is the book's illustrator.

Book/publisher:
http://www.chizinepub.com/

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Dennis Moore About Dennis
The author is a member of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, and writer and book reviewer for the "East County Magazine," as well as having been freelance contributor to "San Diego Union-Tribune" newspaper. Collaborator: Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Breen's editorial cartoon is used as book cover, which he has given permission to use.

Dennis' book
The City That Works: Power, Politics, and Corruption in Chicago
This book is a story of crime and corruption in Chicago, from an eyewitness point of view, focusing on the Daley Administration, along with peripheral insight from President Obama's Administration as it relates to former Illinois Governor Blagojevich.

Book/publisher:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-city-that-works-dennis-moore/1104241213?ean=2940012847898/

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Fred Moramarco About Fred
The author is Founding Editor of "Poetry International," and Professor Emeritus of Literature at San Diego State University, where he taught literature and creative writing for many years.

Fred's book
The City of Eden
A selection of poems that chronicle the interior of a man's life.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Emily Lynch Morissette About Emily
The author is a professor, and teaches corporate law, civil litigation, and intellectual property at the University of San Diego. She is currently finishing a corporate law book.

Emily's book
Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals, 2nd Edition
This book covers torts, such as car accidents and slip and falls. It is unique in that it adds quite a bit of medical information necessary to understand these types of injuries fromm a medical, as well as a legal perspective.

Book/publisher:
http://www.aspenpublishers.com/Product.asp?catalog_name=Aspen&category_name=&product_id=0735598770/

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Paul Kennedy Mueller About Paul
An Army brat and a Vietnam veteran, the author works as a PIO for UC San Diego.

Paul's book
The Pandemonium Bar & Grill Pretty Bad Stories Mostly True Tales
"Unfortunate collections" and "preposterous accounts" await readers who appreciate a wry angle and a wicked wit.

Book/publisher:
http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000001173297/Paul-Kennedy-Mueller-Mostly-True-Tales

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Michael Mulligan About Michael
The author is a husband and father of three. He pens daily love letters to his bride of twenty-two years, and contributes to his blog (see below).

Michael's book
God's Black Sheep Squadron
A family memoir about an absent father's return home after a long absence.

Book/publisher:
http://socalmulligan808.blogspot.com/

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Dick Murphy About Dick
The author, mayor of San Diego from 2000 to 2005, graduated from the University of Illinois, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a JD from Stanford Law School. After serving as a U.S. Army officer in the Pentagon and the White House, he became an attorney in San Diego. He was on the San Diego City Council from 1981 to 1985. In 1985, he was appointed a San Diego Municipal Court Judge and elevated to the San Diego Superior Court in 1989. He was elected the 33rd mayor of the City of San Diego in a come-from-behind election in November 2000, and was re-elected in 2004. His accomplishments include establishing San Diego's first ethics commission, creating the San Diego River Conservancy, and building a new downtown ballpark for the San Diego Padres baseball team. During his second term, Murphy chose to resign as mayor amidst the chaos of the pension fund crisis that was stressing city governments across the nation. Dick and his wife Jan have been married for more than 40 years and have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Dick's book
San Diego's Judge Mayor: How Murphy's Law Blindsided Leadership with 2020 Vision
In his personal as well as political new memoir, "San Diego's Judge Mayor: How Murphy's Law Blindsided Leadership with 2020 Vision" (Sunbelt Publishing, September 30, 2011), former mayor Dick Murphy shares with readers an inside look at a significant time in San Diego history.

Book/publisher:
http://www.sandiegosjudgemayor.com/

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Mingei International Museum About Mingei International Museum
Collaborators: Book 1 - Christine Knoke, Anthony Scoggins, Ron Shore, and Jean Patterson. Book 2 - Alan Scott, Pate Lynton, Gardiner Anthony Scoggins, and Jonathan Louie. Book 3 - Dave Hampton, Christine Knoke, Steve Oliver, Anthony Scoggins, Chip Morton, Ron Shore, and Jean Patterson.

Mingei International Museum's books
Bold Expressions and Maneki Neko and San Diego's Craft Revolution
Book 1 - African American quilts from the collection of Corinne Riley. Book 2 - Japan's beckoning cats from talisman to pop icon. Book 3 - Objects by local artists, covering the periods from Post-War Modern to California Design.

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

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Carl Nelson About Carl
The author grew up in the small town of Overbrook, near Pittsburgh, PA. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis with a bachelors degree in engineering, a masters degree in economics/systems analysis from the Navy Post Graduate School Monterey, and a doctorate in international business (finance and trade) from Alliant/USIU University. He is a member of the Author's Guild, PEN USA, and a life member and past president of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild.

Carl's book
The Message of the Puzzle Ring
This book is a true story that is uniquely presented as a memoir with two parallel narratives. The first is a about Reverend Henry Rabb "Popa" Ferger, a Princeton graduate who focused his life's work on young people during 50 years as a missionary in India. The other story shows how, in 1943, Ferger challenges a troubled boy of twelve (the author) to solve a puzzle ring that helps him through out his life and leads eventually to the boy's success.

Book/publisher:
http://www.buybooksontheweb.com/product.aspx?ISBN=0-7414-6727-5/

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Dean Nelson About Dean
The author is the founder and director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA.

Dean's book
Quantum Leap: How John Polkinghorne Found God in Science and Religion
John Polkinghorne is a world-class physicist, and a priest in the Anglican Church. His work to show how science and faith are both pursuing Truth helps us see that the two can be friends, not foes. Book published by Lion-Hudson of Oxford, England. Karl Giberson was a collaborator.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Leap-Polkinghorne-Science-Religion/dp/185424972X/

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Toni Noel About Toni
A love of books keeps libraries close to Toni Noel's heart. Before writing fiction, she worked with city officials to secure a library for her growing San Carlos community.

Toni's books
Temp To Permanent and Decisive Moments
In the first book, a male temp shows up to replace a harrid business owner's ailing secretary and sends the heroine in a tailspin. In the second book, a gutsy photographer and a reclusive architect bump heads over her need to photograph his boarded up house. Both books are set in San Diego.

Book/publisher:
http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-template/Toni%20Noel/Page.bok

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Augustino Nyigillo About Augustino
The author studied English creative writing at Grossmont Community College, and is transfering to San Diegeo State University. He lives with his wife and son in El Cajon.

Augustino's book
Calamities
Faced with the prospect of genocide in his home country of Sudan, the author was faced with two choices: abandoning his life for a chance at freedom abroad, or facing death at the hands of machete-waving terrorist at home. Calamities abound as he traveled from country to country in the political strife of the Middle East.

Book/publisher:
http://www.tatepublishing.com/

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N. N. O'Hara About N
This is the first author's first novel. The author grew up in San Diego and is inspired by her travels and love of nature. She has a grown daughter and lives in Del Mar, CA with her husband.

N's book
Search for Zykland
This book is an historical fantasy about the adventures of Olli the Zyk, Amy, Sam, and Bongo the dog. The intrepid travelers journey back in time to Renaissance Italy --to save Olli's people from the evil Dreeds. But will they succeed?

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Kristin Orloff About Kristin
The author is a school site administrator and free lance authur. After a 15-year friendship with Reza Abedi, she knew his story had to be told.

Kristin's book
American Wings, Iranian Roots
Against the dramatic landscape of world altering events, Reza's heroic journey unfolds. After he leads bloody battles in the 1979 Revolution and serves in the Iranian Air Force, Reza desires a fate beyond the suffocating suppression of Iran. Beyond the images of the blindfolded American hostages, the bearded cleric Ayatollah Khomeini and the controversial President Mahmound Ahmandinejad, there are millions of men, women and children who desire to live with freedom and dignity. This story is their voice.

Book/publisher:
Archer-Ellis Publishing

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Patricia Ortlieb About Patricia
The author is a great-great-granddaughter of Eliza Lovell Tibbets. She is also a licensed family therapist, an artist, and an author. Collaborator: Peter Economy. He is associate editor of "Leader to Leader," the award-winning publication of the Leader to Leader Institute. He is the bestselling author, co-author, or ghost writer of more than forty-five books.

Patricia's book
Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets and the Birth of California's Citrus Industry
Born in 1823, Eliza Lovell Tibbets was a pioneer, an outspoken force for women's rights, a spiritualist, and a Utopian community builder committed to creating a better world. But it was Tibbets' introduction of the navel orange to the young Utopian colony of Riverside, California in 1873 that was to cement her place in history --saving the Riverside colony and creating a booming industry that lifted California upon its shoulders --eventually financially outpacing the Gold Rush that had preceded it some fifty years earlier.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Orange-Utopia-Californias-Industry/dp/0877853371/

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Gordon Osmond About Gordon
The author is a retired lawyer, produced playwright, published author, and book and play critic.

Gordon's book
Wet Firecrackers: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Gordon Osmond
The book highlights of Osmond's career as a lawyer in New York City, and as a teacher in San Diego.

Book/publisher:
http://www.gordonosmondbio.webs.com/

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Patricia Oyeshiku About Patricia
The author, former California Teacher of the Year and finalist for National Teacher of the Year, taught English at the same high school in San Diego, California for thirty-seven years. Collaborator - Patricia Margaret Johnson was born in England and after a career in English theatre, received a B.A. and M.A. in English from SDSU, taught 45 years including eleven years participating in a high school cooperative writing program.

Patricia's book
Teaching Out of the Box
How do we air our differences without close-mindedness, villification of the opposition, or even violence? This book highlights a method of discussion which was used in a diverse high school classroom setting. The book includes personal reminiscences, dialogues of classroom discussions, and numerous endorsements from past students. This book is not just for teachers, but for all of us interested in problem-solving skills of civil discourse necessary for a functional democracy.

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

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Liz Palika About Liz
The author was born in Altus, Oklahoma on March 14th, 1986. He was placed in foster care, and he began writing at the age of sixteen.

Liz's books
Dog Tricks and Dog Obedience
The first title is a children's book that shows how fun it is to teach the family dog some amusing tricks. The second title is a children's book with easy to understand steps for teaching the family dog basic obedience.

Book/publisher:
http://www.capstonepub.com/

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Michael Pearce Jr. About Michael
The author was born in Altus, Oklahoma on March 14th, 1986. He was placed in foster care, and he began writing at the age of sixteen.

Michael's book
My poems of my inner most feelings
The book is about the feelings the author had from his childhood to his late teen years. He wrote them down to express myself better, and let my anger leave.

Book/publisher:
http://www.publishamerica.com/

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Justin Pearson About Justin
The author is best known for his involvement with musical acts such as The Locust, All Leather, Swing Kids, The Crimson Curse, Holy Molar, Head Wound City, and Some Girls, as well as starting independent record label Three One G. Most recently, he has published his first book, "From the Graveyard of the Arousal Industry." He has also recently ventured into creating a production company called Leg Lifters, editing videos and short films, as well as remixing music. The author's music career started at the age of fifteen, with his first band, Struggle. With that band, he toured the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He has managed to stay ahead of the musical and artistic curve as well as keep a political edge to what he has been involved with.

Justin's book
How to Lose Friends and Irritate People
In this new book, the author reveals his misadventures with two DJ duos borrowing him as a frontman, lending some "punk" street cred to their music. Embracing actual musical instrumentation instead of laptop playlists, the author trudges through the murky waters of musical capitalism.

Book/publisher:
http://www.soundscreendesign.com/books-and-prints/how-to-lose-friends-and-irritate-people/

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Dan Peled About Dan
After completing his army service, the author immigrated to the United States and studied Structural Engineering. He worked many years in the construction industry and formed his own construction business in Southern California.

Dan's book
The View From Tiger's Back
After his release from the U.S. Army, former Special Forces Lieutenant Eric LaGrange retired to Damascus. His days are quiet until CIA case Officer Roger Shaw knocks at his door and invites him to join the spy world. Shaw needs an asset who understands the Middle East, someone who will stop the bad guys fom killing innocent people. Shaw and La Grange have gathered intelligence that a terrorist group called The Followers Of the Cleric has planned something big. They must work quickly to determine the targets- both in the United States and in the Middle East. Kamal ibn-Sultan, a known terrorist and leader of an International radical Islamic group, has orders to destry an ambitious oil pipeline project that reaches from the Caspian Sea to Turkey's Mediterranean coast.

Book/publisher:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-view-from-tigers-back-dan-peled/1030106457/

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James Perry About James
Jim Perry is a Professor of Information Systems in the School of Business at the University of San Diego. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of over 80 textbooks and trade books. He has also worked as a computer security consultant to various private and governmental organizations including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Co-author Rick Newmark is a Professor of Accounting in the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the author over a dozen articles and three dozen presentations on accounting information systems, teaching pedagogy, distance learning, technology in the classroom, and taxation. He holds a Ph. D. in accounting from the University of Miami.

James' book
Building Accounting Systems Using Access 2010
Organizations increasingly depend on databases that include accounting data to make critical business decisions. This text provides a concrete foundation for database theory, management, and the process of constructing effective accounting systems.

Book/publisher:
http://www.cengage.com/

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Jeanne Peterson About Jeanne
The author is a clinical psychologist who worked for years with survivors of torture and communist re-education from all over Asia. She lives in San Diego with her two young sons.

Jeanne's book
Falling to Heaven
Winner of the San Diego Book Awards Association Best Novel in Progress - 2003. Available in German and Spanish translations. This is the story of two American Quakers who trek into Tibet in the 1950s and befriend a warm-hearted Tibetan family. When the Chinese communists arrive and tear apart both families, the Americans and Tibetans find their pacifist beliefs put to the test. Written in three voices rich in their respective spiritual traditions, the book is ultimately a novel about faith: losing it and rediscovering it in places you'd never expect.

Book/publisher:
http://www.fallingtoheavenbook.com/

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Cindy Pon About Cindy
The author is also the author of "Silver Phoenix" (Greenwillow, 2009), which was named one of the Top Ten Fantasy and Science Fiction Books for Youth by the American Library Association's "Booklist," and one of 2009's best Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror by VOYA. The sequel to that book, noted here, was published in April, 2011. See her Web site at http://www.cindypon.com/.

Cindy's book
Fury of the Phoenix
When Ai Ling leaves her home and family to accompany Chen Yong on his quest to find his father, haunted by the ancient evil she thought she had banished to the underworld, she must use her growing supernatural powers to save Chen Yong from the curses that follow her.

Book/publisher:
http://www.harperteen.com/

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Local Authors, 2011, Q-R

Below are the local authors for 2011, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with Q through R. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing.

Ellen Quick | Mary Lenore Quigley | Cheryl Reed | Earle Rice, Jr. | Robert Riffenburgh | John Roach | Catherine C. Robbins | Linton Robinson | Catherine Rodriguez | Shawn Rohrbach | Julia Roller | Caitlin Rother | Zenaida Roy-Almario | Chris Ryall | 











Ellen Quick About Ellen
The author has a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She practices at Kaiser Permanente, and specializes in brief psychotherapy.

Ellen's book
Core Competencies in the Solution-Focused and Strategic Therapies: Becoming a Highly Competent Solution-Focused and Strategic Therapist
This landmark book in solution-focused and strategic therapy teaches therapists to build competency by tailoring treatment to client strengths and amplifying what works. The author demonstrates applications in clinical practice.

Book/publisher:
http://www.routledgementalhealth.com/core-competencies-in-the-solutionfocused-and-strategic-therapies-9780415885300/

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Mary Lenore Quigley About Mary
The author is a member of The Lake San Marcos Writers. Collaborators: Kathy Derengowski, Ele Farrow, Fern Gordon, Agnes Herman, Maryanna Norton, Diane Sanson, Jan Weight, and Ann Zwemer.

Mary's book
Arrivals & Departures
A book of poetry and prose.

Book/publisher:
http://www.Q2Ink.com/

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Cheryl Reed About Cheryl
The author has a Ph.D. degree, is an Associate Professor of English, and has worn many hats --as writing teacher, corporate consultant, and founder of an online forum for writers. Collaborator: Dawn Formo, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Instruction and Academic Programs, at CSU-San Marcos.

Cheryl's book
Job Search in Academe: How to Get the Position You Deserve
This book uses humor and practical experience to show master's or doctoral candidates the nuts and bolts of writing a curriculum vitae (CV), reading a position announcement, interviewing, presenting, teaching, research, and negotiating the contract.

Book/publisher:
http://stylus.styluspub.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=100847/

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Earle Rice, Jr. About Earle
The author has written full-time since 1993, and is the author of more than seventy books.

Earle's book
The Battle of Marathon
This book is the story of how the Greeks defeated the invading Persians and opened the Golden Age of Greece in 490 BCE. Mitchell Lane Publishers.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Battle-Marathon-Technologies-Strategies/dp/1612280773/

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Robert Riffenburgh About Robert
Ph.D., FASA, FRSS; founding head and professor, University of Connecticut Statistics Department; Biomedical Program Director, US Navy Lab; head, naval operations research, NATO; since 1991 Chief, Biostatistics, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA.

Robert's book
Statistics in Medicine
This book is a guide to planning and analyzing medical research studies. First edition published in 1999, second edition published in 2005, and the third edition published in 2012. The book is the third most-used medical statistics' book worldwide.

Book/publisher:
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/706063/

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John Roach About John
The author has currently written ten books, all true stories. The only fiction exists in the love story of "Mt. Soledad Love Story," yet the story of the cross atop Mt. Soledad is true.

John's books
Thanks for the Memories: an Open Kitchen Cookbook and Serial Monogamy
What is the Purpose of Life? While working for corporate America, Kent finds the answer and lives by a code that he has defined for himself for success, happiness, and love. A true story.

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

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Catherine C. Robbins About Catherine
The author is an experienced journalist with a body of work that includes many stories about American Indians published in various venues including "The New York Times." She wrote much of the book while living in San Diego. Robbins set the introduction at Point Loma, and covers various elements of Kumeyaay life in the area.

Catherine's book
All Indians Do Not Live in Teepees (or Casinos)
The book considers contemporary American Indian life revealed in areas like science and medicine, sovereignty and governance, and the arts, and through many individuals.

Book/publisher:
http://www.cathyrobbins.com/

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Linton Robinson About Linton
The author is an award-winning veteran writer for top national magazines, and San Diego publications such as "The Reader," "City Beat," and "Revolt." This is his fourth published novel.

Linton's book
The Way of The Weekend Warrior
A cross between Bad Santa, Dr. Duke, and Wile E. Coyote, Wiley crawls from the woodwork into the limelight of San Diego's TV and newspaper scene, and manages to corrupt them more than they already were. Based on award-winning columns.

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

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Catherine Rodriguez About Catherine
The author is a service dog named Honey Bear. The ghost writer is Dr. Catherine Rodriguez. She is a retired elementary school educator and a Parkinson's patient and advocate.

Catherine's book
The World According to Honey Bear
This book tells of the life of a service dog named Honey Bear. This children's book is written in the first person by Honey Bear; a dog. The book was written to teach children about Parkinson's disease, and the close and helping relationship between a patient and her service dog.

Book/publisher:
http://publishinggurus.com/home/

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Shawn Rohrbach About Shawn
The author holds an MBA in Information Systems and servers, and works as an IT Consultant to San Diego State University.

Shawn's book
Virtual Chaos: Our Vulnerability to Cyber-Crime and How to Prevent It
This book is an examination of computer security risks and how the average computer user can prevent them.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Virtual-Chaos-Vulnerability-Cyber-Crime-Prevent/dp/098458014X/

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Julia Roller About Julia
The author's books include "A Year with Aslan" and "A Year with God." She has co-authored four books with Lynda L. Graybeal, including "Learning from Jesus," "Connecting with God, Prayer and Worship," and "Living the Mission." She was also the project editor for "The Life with God" Bible. She lives in Point Loma with her husband and two sons.

Julia's book
25 Books Every Christian Should Read
Throughout the centuries, certain books have stood the test of time, influencing generations of Christians with their timeless messages about what it is to know God. Now, a distinguished editorial panel --including Richard J. Foster, Dallas Willard, Phyllis Tickle, John Wilson, and others-- has selected the 25 books every Christian should read, and editor Roller has created a resource that helps us make the most of these most helpful and historic books for Christian discipleship. From Augustine's "Confessions" to Thomas Kelly's "A Testament of Devotion," this list and this resource will lead you on a life-changing journey of discipleship.

Book/publisher:
http://www.renovare.us/25books/

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Caitlin Rother About Caitlin
This "New York Times" bestselling author has written or co-authored eight books, mostly about crime. She has also written or co-authored several memoirs and a thriller set in La Jolla and Pacific Beach.

Caitlin's book
Dead Reckoning and Poisoned Love
Book 1 - This is the story behind the murder of Tom and Jackie Hawks by a clan of outlaws led by Skylar Deleon, a child actor turned conman hermaphrodite wanna-be, who tied the Hawks to the anchor of their yacht and threw them overboard -- alive. Book 2 - This book is an updated edition, and contains twenty pages of new developments in the Kristin Rossum murder case. Rossum, a county toxicologist with the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office, poisoned her husband with fentanyl, a powerful narcotic painkiller she stole from her lab, then staged a suicide scene by sprinkling red rose petals over his body.

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

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Zenaida Roy-Almario About Zenaida
The author was born in the Philippines, and moved to San Diego, CA in 1971. She grew up in Chula Vista and Paradise Hills, and attended SDSU and SD Miramar College. She has an Associates in Arts in Communication Studies. She is a student of communication and life. Zenaida and many adults value life skills and mentorship. She realized the positive impact of life skills and mentorship could bring into the lives of young adults, which is why she has made it her mission to inspire and encourage young adults to "Get BRAGN" to increase life's positive results.

Zenaida's book
BRAGN - Be Real And Great Now: Rhymes and Reasons To Inspire Positive and Proactive Communicating Young Adults
This book acknowledges and supports tween and teen feelings on matters that they face daily, as they try to find their way and develop their roles in this wonderful thing we call Life. The book has creative journaling and activities that promote tween/teen ownership on the life lessons learned and action steps to take next. Gina Roy-Opalec, cover and interior designer.

Book/publisher:
http://www.berealandgreatnow.com/

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Chris Ryall About Chris
The author is Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief at IDW Publishing; author of more than fifty comic books and more. On Book 2, Co-writer was Tom Waltz.

Chris' book
Zombies vs Robots: UnderCity and Infestation: Outbreak and Required Reading Remixed, Vol. 2
Book 1 - The latest edition of the Zombies versus Robots graphic novel series sees mankind forced underground where they also face the threat of subterranean molemen. Book 2 - Graphic novel sequel to IDW's big Infestation crossover event. Book 3 - Monster-lit mash-up anthology.

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

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Local Authors, 2011, S

Below are the local authors for 2011, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with S. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing.

 

Lois Santalo | Denise Sayles | Douglas Saylor | Jerry Schad | Iolanda Scripca | Sherry Seethaler | Philip Shafer | Rob Shaffer | Amal and Yasmin Shah | Shima Shanti | Rudolph Shappee | Lynn Sheene | Sue Shefman | Masayuki Shimabukuro | Susan Shirk | Lee Silber | Annellen Simpkins | Mike Sirota | Ayla Skye | William R. Slomanson | Danielle D. Smith | Amy Snyder | Barry Soper | Margrit Spear | Gil Sperry | Tanis Starck | Lin Sten | Pam Stevens | Chad Robert Stewart | Jan A. Stewart | Johnny Street | Max Sturman | Barrie Summy | Bill Swank




 


Lois Santalo About Lois
At age 81, the author survived a major cancer operation and went on to spend ten years at the career she'd always wanted to have -- as author of fiction. The author published her first novel, "The Wind Dies at Sunrise," to critical acclaim, and has since published six other books. Book 2 is her second murder mystery. She lives in Crest, and is currently writing a mystery with San Diego locale.

Lois' books
Oops, I Lost My Sense of Humor and The Brook Farm Murders
Book 1 - This book is a reprint of a book the author published in 2002, detailing her experiences as a cancer patient and her recovery. The new version adds a section called "Ten Years and Counting." She is a ten-year survivor of pancreatic cancer, and twenty years for breast cancer. Book 2 - Deaths and disappearances had already occurred at Brook Farm Coop where Jill Szekely arrives to do graduate work, with all victims handicapped. Are there Spartan types around who believe that only perfectly formed humans belong on this planet?

Book/publisher:
http://www.iuniverse.com/ and http://www.amazon.com/Brook-Farm-Murders-Szekely-mystery/dp/1456459678

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Denise Sayles About Denise
The author was born and raised in Portland, OR. In 2003, she moved to San Diego were she fell in love with the passion for writing. She currently works in the health field services where she has met lots of people from all walks of life. She is a student at San Diego City College where she will obtain her degree in social services.

Denise's book
Leukemia Took My Son
All of a sudden, one lump defined two lives. Woody and his mother began the fight of their lives, for the sake of saving his. What followed were countless nights spent at his bedside, as he went through chemotherapy, radiation, and a bone marrow transplant. But when former NBA all-star player Brian Grant stepped in to help, the family dared to hope again. Grant launched one of the largest bone marrow drives in the history of Oregon and Washington. Here, she tells her story in the hopes of inspiring, informing, and educating other teens mothers, fathers, families, and friends.

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

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Douglas Saylor About Douglas
The author is a local educator and writer.

Douglas' book
Stones
Chilling tale of suspense, nuclear science, old Spanish legends set in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

Book/publisher:
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/stones/16453276/

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Jerry Schad About Jerry
The author's several careers encompassed interests ranging from astronomy and teaching to photography and writing. He is the author of 15 books, including the top-selling "Afoot & Afield" series of hiking guidebooks. He also authored the "SD Reader's" "Roam-a-Rama" column from 1993- 2011. He was a professor at Mesa College, and chaired the Physical Sciences Department.

Jerry's book
50 Best Short Hikes San Diego
From sidewalk strolls and historic neighborhoods, to wildflowers and waterfalls, pleasant pastimes and panoramic vistas unfold in this handy hiking guidebook. Beaches, urban settings, nature preserves, and mountain peaks beckon locals to explore their own backyards and visitors to enjoy one of America's most stunning metropolitan environments.

Book/publisher:
http://www.wildernesspress.com/product.php?productid=17005/

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Iolanda Scripca About Iolanda
The author, a member of San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, is a published poet, writer, journalist, translator, and photographer. She is a graduate of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics from the University of Bucuresti, and has a California Teaching Credential from Chapman University, Miramar, CA. She is also the author of "lava of My Soul."

Iolanda's book
Rootless Soul Naked
This book is a collection of the author's latest poetry and photography.

Book/publisher:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/iolanda-scripca?store=ebook/

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Sherry Seethaler About Sherry
This author also wrote "Curious Folks Ask 1 and 2," anthologies of her science question and answer columns, and "Lies, Damned Lies & Science," a set of tools to help people evaluate claims.

Sherry's book
Curious Folks Ask 2: 188 Real Answers on Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond
Why do lizards do pushups? How does water get from roots to treetops? Why and how do stars die? Is there really such a thing as the green flash? Sophisticated scientific answers in a light-hearted way.

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

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Philip Shafer About Philip
The author is a long-time resident of San Diego's beach community, a naval officer, a history teacher, a commercial helicopter pilot, a planning consultant, and a corporate officer. He does extensive travel in France and the Far East. Collaborator: Micaela Porte, illustrator, both books.

Philip's books
Worth Their Weight in Gold and Shepherd's Secrets
Book 1 - A revolver, unused airline tickets, and a letter in French draw Christine into romance, murder, betrayal, and the unsavory side of the organ transplant trade in the vibrant, dangerous California-Mexico cross-border zone. Book 2 - Sail boats and Navy helicopters, desperate adventure and espionage, lost gold, and a treasure hunt spice this romance thriller set in Southern California, Paris, and central France.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/s/field-keywords=shafer%2C+philip/

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Rob Shaffer About Rob
The author has been closely associated with Samoa and its people for fifty-three years, and has lived in Samoa for twenty-three of those years.

Rob's book
Samoa - A Historical Novel
This book is an epic saga spanning 3,000 years, and it is the story of the islands and their people. It is through the eyes of a missionary's grandson that the story of Samoa is told, as he chronicles the long and glorious history of this little-known part of the world. Throughout the 19th century, adventurers, colonialists, murderers and missionaries, the best and worst of Europe and America, sail to Samoa where they find a wise and proud people steeped in ancient culture and beliefs.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Samoa-Historical-Novel-Robert-Shaffer/dp/0982597118/

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Amal and Yasmin Shah About Amal and Yasmin
The Lama Bear stories were created by a son (Amal) and Ma(Yasmin) as bed time stories. This book is the fourth book of the series. Amal now eight-years-old had extensive creative input into the book --from theme, storyline, pictures, character names, and dialogues. All of the photographs were taken by either the Dad (Teddy) or Ma (Yasmin).

Amal and Yasmin's book
Experience Life with Lama Bear - Take Flight
Lama Bear is a curious boy who loves to learn and explore. Animals are his friends and he can talk to them. His best friend is King Tister Lion, he is the King because he knows everything. This is the fourth book in the Lama Bear series. In this book, Lama Bear goes on a rescue mission. This story starts with Lama Bear getting an education on loud sounds coming from the sky. Lama learns the difference between being afraid and being brave. Lama Bear gets over his fear of flying, and learns how to fly.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Shima Shanti About Shima
A spiritual way shower who has been writing for over twenty years, the author and her husband Jim balance life in San Diego and Whitefish, MT assisting others on their spiritual path.

Shima's book
The Soul Journeyer's Companion Journey OM, A Soul Journeyer's Adventure
A book for everyone on their spiritual path. This book is a cosmic re-memoir of the author's passage to enlightenment. It is the supernatural story of the author's pilgrimage on the historic Chief Joseph Trail.

Book/publisher:
http://www.peacewaters.com/

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Rudolph Shappee About Rudolph
The author and co-author Karl Zingheim are members of the Exhibits Department aboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA.

Rudolph's book
Why Do They Call It That? : Seafaring Terms and Their Origins
A small, beautifully illustrated handbook containing nautical terms, their meanings, and their origins.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Lynn Sheene About Lynn
A longtime love affair with the 30's and 40's drew this Francophile author to study Occupied Paris. Research trips, memoirs, and news accounts sparked this novel.

Lynn's book
The Last Time I Saw Paris
A young Jazz Age Manhattan socialite heads to Paris to escape her secret past, only to find herself swept up in the danger and drama of the French Resistance.

Book/publisher:
http://www.lynnsheene.com/

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Sue Shefman About Sue
The author of this book originally created it as a lullaby for her two children. The author worked with her now-grown children, Drew and Mandy Shefman, to create this book as a family legacy.

Sue's book
The Active Alphabet
This book was originally a lullaby using the alphabet to introduce action verbs. Now in book form, the simple lyrics and colorful and expressive illustrations appeal to all.

Book/publisher:
http://www.theartfullumbrella.com/

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Masayuki Shimabukuro About Masayuki
Shimabukuro Sensei is recognized by the Dai Nippon Butokukai as the 21st generation master of Eishin-ryu swordmanship.

Masayuki's book
Samurai Swordsmanship
This book details the philosophy, history, and techniques of Eishin-ryu iai-jutsu, the ancient samurai martial art of swordmanship and is a companion book to the DVD video series also by the author.

Book/publisher:
http://www.blackbeltmag.com/shop/samurai-swordsmanship-the-batto-kenjutsu-and-tameshigiri-of-eishin-ryu-book/

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Susan Shirk About Susan
The author is director of the University of California system-wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and Ho Miu Lam professor of China and Pacific Relations at IR/PS at UC-San Diego. From 1997-2000, Shirk served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, with responsibility for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia. She served as a member of the U.S. Defense Policy Board, the Board of Governors for the East-West Center (Hawaii), the Board of Trustees of the U.S.-Japan Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and an emeritus member of the Aspen Strategy Group. Collaborators: David Bandurski, Tai Ming Cheung, Hu Shuli, Benjamin L. Liebman, Miao Di, Qian Gang, Daniela Stockman, Xiao Qiang, Zhan Jiang.

Susan's book
Changing Media, Changing China
Thirty years ago, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) made a fateful decision: to allow newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations to compete in the marketplace instead of being financed exclusively by the government. The political and social implications of that decision are still unfolding as the Chinese government, media, and public adapt to the new information environment. Edited by the author, one of America's leading experts on contemporary China, this collection of essays brings together a who's who of experts --Chinese and American-- writing about all aspects of the changing media landscape in China.

Book/publisher:
http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Politics/InternationalStudies/HumanRights/?view=usa&ci=9780199751976

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Lee Silber About Lee
He is the author of seventeen books, and the winner of eleven awards for writing --including The Theodor S. Geisel Award given to the overall best book of the year by the San Diego Book Awards.

Lee's books
The Ripple Effect and Creative Careers
First book: The book is about how the author lost 75 pounds in a year by making one good decision after another, and the ripple effect that had in his life. Second book: This book covers everything an artist needs to know to turn their hobby into a well-paid career in the arts.

Book/publisher:
http://www.leesilber.com/

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Annellen Simpkins About Annellen
The author, Ph.D., is a psychologist specializing in meditation and hypnosis. With her spouse, they have written twenty-six books, teach workshops, perform research, and help many clients in their private practice. Collaborator: C. Alexander Simpkins, Ph.D.

Annellen's books
Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy (Wiley) and Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy (Wiley)
Book 1 - An inspiring "how-to" guide for using yoga meditation and practices in psychotherapy. From ancient wisdom to modern neuroscience, this book creates a bridge between meditation, yoga, and therapy --for helpers and sufferers. A thoughtful and pragmatic guide for integrating Zen meditation and mindfulness into psychotherapy. Book 2 - This book teaches Zen methods and shows helpers and sufferers how to use it to overcome problems and find happiness.

Book/publisher:
http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-302475.html?query=C.+Alexander+Simpkins/

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Mike Sirota About Mike
The author has twenty published books with houses that include The Berkley Publishing Group (Penguin-Putnam), Bantam Books, Pocket Books, and Kensington Publishing Corp. For fourteen years, he was an award-winning feature writer and editor for a Southern California newsmagazine. He has facilitated many read and critique workshops, and has taught seminars and classes for various educational systems. He is an instructor for the UCSD Extension, and is presently a workshop leader for the Southern California Writers' Conference and the La Jolla Writers' Conference. His new novel, "The Burning Ground," will be published in 2012.

Mike's books
Fire Dance and Demon Shadows
Book 1 - The searing wind whistles through the ruins of Concordia Sanitarium in Southern California's bleak Anza-Borrego Desert. Now, something else stirs: the tormented spirits of the staff and inmates who perished in an all-consuming fire over a century earlier. As one gruesome murder after another plagues the nearby quiet retirement community of Smoke Tree, Tracy Russell and Mark Alderson try desperately to stop the one inmate that should never have been released --either in life or in death. Book 2 - Bestselling author Paul Fleming has writer's block. The past few months have been hell. Four weeks at the prestigious Thorburn Colony, a writer's and artist's retreat in the high Sierras, seem to be the perfect cure. Until an ancient horror returns to collect on an old debt and make Paul realize that he had no idea what hell really is.

Book/publisher:
http://www.zovabooks.com/ and http://www.swordsandspecters.com/

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Ayla Skye About Ayla
The author currently lives in San Diego, CA and enjoys surfing, traveling, and partying the nights away with her friends. She transformed her mother's traditional home cooking into fast and easy recipes that are so simple, you don't even need a recipe. For all those people who kept asking me how to lose weight when they don't have time to go to the gym or cook from home, this is her gift and solution to you.

Ayla's book
The Eat From Home Diet
Learn to make fast and easy American classics from home in five, ten, or twenty minutes. For people that don't have time to cook or can't cook, this book is for you. Start losing weight by substituting better product choices and save your money by learning to shop smart and eat out less. Get a slim body and a fat wallet in no time.

Book/publisher:
http://www.quickandfit.com/

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William R. Slomanson About William
The author served as a U.S. Naval Officer and received the Navy Achievement Medal. He was an attorney for a Los Angeles insurance defense firm before joining the Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty. He was appointed Editor of the American Society of International Law United Nations section. In 1999, he was appointed to the California Law Revision Commission's Civil Procedure Panel of Experts; and in 2001, to California's Administrative Office of the Courts. In summer 2002, he first taught International Law at Kosovo's Pristina Summer University, where he is now a Visiting Professor. He has published extensively in the fields of civil procedure and international law, having authored or co-authored seventeen books for various legal publishers. His classroom text in international law has been adopted for classroom use in over 200 universities in twenty countries. Collaborators: Book 1, David Levine and Rochelle Shapell. Book 2 - Julie Capell, David Levine, and Michol O/Connor.

William's book
Cases and Materials on California Civil Procedure, 4th edition and California Civil Practice: Civil Pretiral, 1st edition and California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell, 4th edition
Book 1 - This law school casebook builds upon the discrete federal model. Book 2 -This practitioner's guide provides a step-by-step approach to common state procedural problems. Book 3 - This nutshell summarizes the substantive content of state procedural law.

Book/publisher:
http://store.westlaw.com/default.aspx and http://www.jonesmcclure.com/

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Danielle D. Smith About Danielle
The author is the best-selling author of the cult-followed Black Dog and Rebel Rose Novella Series. She is also an accomplished artist, illustrator, and comic book creator, and she lives in San Diego, CA. with her son, her beefcake husband, and an ever-growing collection of beautiful tattoos.

Danielle's books
In The Neon and Coyote Night
Book 1 - A true native of hell and a beautiful and intelligent lady of the night find true redemption in each other's arms. Book 2 - Two notorious supernatural hunters --one half angel, the other half demon-- strike out on a hunt to battle a Navajo skinwalker in the desert wilds of New Mexico.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/In-the-Neon-ebook/dp/B004VF68ZQ/ and http://www.amazon.com/Coyote-Night-Black-Rebel-ebook/dp/B005DTNYTC/

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Amy Snyder About Amy
The author is a retired management consultant, non-profit board member, three-time Ironman finisher, endurance cyclist, and debut author who lives in La Jolla.

Amy's book
Hell on Two Wheels: An Astonishing Story of Suffering, Triumph, and the Most Extreme Endurance Race in the World
This book takes readers inside a harrowing, 3,000-mile long ultra-distance cycling race and follows a handful of courageous competitors who test themselves, each other, and the limits of human endurance.

Book/publisher:
http://www.hellontwowheelsbook.com/

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Barry Soper About Barry
The author is Chairman of the Board, Oak Grove Center for Education Treatment and the Arts. Collaborator: Rufus Hannah.

Barry's book
A Bum Deal
The book is the unlikely journey from homeless to humanitarian, Rufus Hannah, who starts life with his Mom giving him beer in a baby bottle. Hannah was homeless for twenty-three years and an alcoholic for thirty-five years. With the help of author Soper, his life was reclaimed. Hannah recently won a Civil Rights Award for his work with the homeless. Hannah and Soper have been on CNN, "60 minutes," and "Inside Edition."

Book/publisher:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-BUM-DEAL/121094197960383

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Margrit Spear About Margrit
The author is a psychotherapist and licensed California marriage and family counselor. She is currently Vice-President of an independent research group that has devoted 50 years examining the role mind/body/spirit plays in the individual's life. She is also the author of the following books: "Life-Changing Explosion of Consciousness," "Introduction to Holographic Psychology," and "What I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Parent."

Margrit's book
The Realization That Will Change the World
This book will expose that we are not what we think we are. Centuries of cultural programming shaped our beliefs and habits, focusing primarily on an external world orientation that has caused much suffering on this planet. The book reveals hidden, life-changing dynamics for a happier and healthier life.

Book/publisher:
http://simplyjoy.com/

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Gil Sperry About Gil
The author has written three books, the aforementioned "Mariachi for Gringos" series and the multiple award-winning "Soccer's Story & a Futbol Fable," which is presently under development as a feature film. His next scheduled book is an authorized biography of the Grammy Award-winning Cindy Shea titled "Mariachi Diva: from Gringa to Grammy."

Gil's book
Mariachi for Gringos II: Discovering More of Mexico's Hottest Songs and Stories
This sequel to the best-selling "Mariachi for Gringos" features fifty more classics as well as interviews with award-winning mariachi, along with articles written by the author and other experts, and updates on recent genre developments.

Book/publisher:
http://www.mariachiforgringosII.com/

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Tanis Starck About Tanis
The author is a noted educational psychologist and has a Ph.D degree. She is the Director of the Office of Intercultural Relations at San Diego State University.

Tanis' book
And Her Name Was Katrina: Life After the Storm
As a Hurricane Katrina evacuee, the author lays out the real story through her words and others who lived it. This book will alter what you think you know about this disaster.

Book/publisher:
http://www.montezumapublishing.com/

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Len Sten About Len
The author writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He teaches part-time, and enjoys bodysurfing and snorkeling.

Len's book
Mine
Selena Castillo claims to be an extraterrestrial. Is it a joke, a delusion, a gimmick, or a reality?

Book/publisher:
http://www.createspace.com/

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Pam Stevens About Pam
The author is a writer, librarian, and active Mira Mesa community volunteer. She wrote for the "Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch Sentinel" for twenty-seven years. Since 2000, she has been a San Diego Public Library branch substitute.

Pam's book
Mira Mesa
Mira Mesa, an Images of America series photo history, tells how San Diego’s largest suburban community grew from isolated tract homes and "schools in houses" in 1969 and the early 1970s to the bustling, happily multi-ethnic community it is today.

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

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Chad Robert Stewart About Chad
The author is an international management consultant, marketing expert, published author, and prominent speaker. He works with Wolf Management Consultants, LLC in La Jolla, CA, and launched his own consulting firm, The Britfield Group, which works with clients and companies across the world, at age twenty-eight. He received his BA from Brown University, did his post-graduate work at Harvard University, received his MBA from Boston College. He lives in Santee, CA.

Chad's book
The Five Great Principles for Life
Written in a straightforward style, the book deals with complex issues in a simple way and explores such subjects as the art of discipline; leading others; preparing for change; the significance of passion; and, work/life balance.

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

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Jan A. Stewart About Jan
The author is a well-known international artist. For over fifty years, her magnificent renderings adorn walls from the wine country of California, across the states to San Diego, to restaurants and hotels south of the border. Her book gives testimony to these facts.

Jan's book
Believe Walls Do Talk
The unique charm of this book is that each story is told by a different house. The houses range in age from a 100-year-old Victorian to a 15-year-old beach house. They have told me their favorite memories for you to enjoy. This is a book for all ages. Fifty years ago, when the author became intrigued with drawing houses, the author believed that someday they would find a way to put their faces in a form for all to see. Just listen and believe walls do talk.

Book/publisher:
http://homeartbyjanstewart.com/

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Johnny Street About Johnny
Born in Los Angeles, the author was raised in San Diego and is an Abraxas High Alum.

Johnny's book
A Defiance Of The American Dream
Socio/political fiction, taking place in the G. W. Bush era.

Book/publisher:
None provided.
http://www.amazon.com/Defiance-American-Dream-ebook/dp/B004M18XGG/

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Max Sturman About Max
The author has written nine books on the subject of nutrition. He is the CEO of the Do It Naturally Foundation.

Max's book
Obesity... The Solution
The book deals with the present problem of obesity which is worldwide. The solution is for the needed changes we must make in order to achieve our goal.

Book/publisher:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/100064/

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Barrie Summy About Barrie
The author grew up in Canada on a steady diet of books and tobogganing. She's worked as a lifeguard, a cashier, and a speech pathologist, but prefers writing. She lives in Santee with her husband, their four children, a dog, and two chameleons.

Barrie's book
I So Don't Do Famous
Tween detective Sherry Holmes Baldwin goes undercover in Hollywood to figure out who's breaking into celebrities' homes. Fast-paced and funny, it also touches on the themes of friendship, blended families, and self-reliance.

Book/publisher:
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/201968/i-so-dont-do-famous-by-barrie-summy/

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Bill Swank About Bill
This author has authored or co-authored seven books, primarily about baseball. Collaborator: Broadcaster Charlie Jones, a Football Hall of Fame inductee, was a "New York Times" best-selling author.

Bill's book
The Life of Dion Rich: Live Like a Millionaire With No Money Down
San Diego's Dion Rich is the world's greatest gate-crasher. He's crashed Super Bowls, Academy Awards, Kentucky Derbies, All-Star Games, Playboy Mansion parties, and often appears in official photographs and media coverage.

Book/publisher:
http://www.silvercat.com/

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Online Local Author Exhibit T-Z

Online Author Exhibit T-Z

 

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Local Authors, 2011, T-Z

Below are the local authors for 2011, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with T through Z. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing.

Hal Taxel | Diana Wallis Taylor | Team 2012Debra Roberts Torres-Reyes | Anat Tour | Dean Turnbloom | Karen Turner | Marcela Valladolid | David J. Valley | Antonio F. Vianna | Lucia Viti  | David Vokac | Susan Vreeland  | Erik Wahl | Udo Wahn | Elin Stebbins Waldal | Mary Walshok | Wallace Wang | Hazel Warlaumont | Sam Warren | Ted Washington | John Webb | Jennifer Werner | Hank Wesch | Dewayne and Annette Williams | Cara Wilson-Granat | George T. Wise | Dave Wolfson | 









Hal Taxel About Hal
The author is a bankruptcy trustee, newspaper reporter, and publisher.

Hal's book
Antoine Gold and the Rolls Royce
Twenty-five short fictional bankruptcy stories inspired by the author's fifteen years as a bankruptcy trustee.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Antoine-Rolls-Royce-Harold-Taxel/dp/1890357294/

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Diana Wallis Taylor About Diana
The author is a grandmother of ten, loves travel, and reading. She lives in Point Loma.

Diana's book
Martha
This book is the story of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus and is Biblical fiction.

Book/publisher:
http://www.dianawallistaylor.com/

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Team 2012 About the Authors
Team 2012 is composed of professional writers, some for TV comedies, some for print media. Five of them live in Southern California. Collaborators: Linton Robinson, Grayson Moran, Cammy May Hunnicutt, and others.

Team 2012's book
Mayan Calendar Girls
Six hot babes from different cultures chase the mystery of what happens when the world runs out of time. Adventure, sex, romance, politics, humor ... archeological cheesecake. Team-written, cult fad, online serial, now a real paperback.

Book/publisher:
http://mayancalendargirls.com/

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Debra Roberts Torres-Reyes About Debra
The author is an licensed California Attorney. She is married and lives in La Mesa, CA, with her husband.

Debra's book
Negroes, Flies and Wet Toilet Paper: Confessions of a Preacher's Daughter: Losing My Religion and Finding God
With candor and wit, the author narrates the story of being raised by Pentecostal Holiness Ministers and life with her fanatical preacher mother who inflicted both physical and verbal abuse, and how she freed herself from this bondage.

Book/publisher:
http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000116963/

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Anat Tour About Anat
This multi-talented author has written a captivating children's book that the author feels will be on every parent's shopping list. The story, based on the author's experiences with her own son, is one rich with the joy of being a parent and observing the innocence and growth of a child. The author is a native of Canada.

Anat's books
The Rainbow Animals and Mama's Shoe
Book 1 - This is a colorful picture book about seven animals who lose their way. They are guided to Rainbowland by "Mishcaboggle" the long haired parrot. A story of friendship, unity, hope and fulfillment. Book 2 - Mama's Shoe is a humorous, warm-hearted picture book capturing the playfullness of a toddler. Beautifully illustrated, this book is a story about a very energetic, adorable, two-year-old boy trying to help his mother find her shoe. He searches everywhere, leaving a mess wherever he looks.

Book/publisher:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mamas-shoe-anat-tour/1100578722/

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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, and together they had three children. After retiring from the Navy, Dean began to make inroads into the literary world, first with editorial cartooning and now, short stories. He has two published books of cartoons by national award-winning artists, and his own cartoons have been seen in "USA Today" and many other newspapers across the country. Today, Dean lives in southern California with his wife Nanette. Collaborator: Lucas Turnbloom - original illustrations.

Dean's book
Prizewinning Political Cartoons: 2011 Edition
This book is a collection of the National Award Winners and their cartoons from the Pulitzer, National Headliners, Sigma Delta Chi, Scripps National Journalism, RFK Journalism, Herblock, Fischetti, Reuben, and UN Lurie Awards.

Book/publisher:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/prizewinning-political-cartoons-dean-turnbloom/1100095584

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Karen Turner About Karen
A child contented with writing, playing, and television met the blunt trauma of a nurturing mother's death. The favored pastime shut down. Turmoil stirred its revival.

Karen's book
Cottonland Songstress
The soulful songs of a 19th century Alabama slave stir the heart of her master's friend, a gallant Austrian musician bent on stage stardom for the wary girl, despite cultural awakening for them both.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Suzan Tusson About Suzan
The author is an award-winning writer, speaker, playshop facilitator, and certified life transition coach for women. She is also a life adventurer who enjoys world travel, hiking, and biking.

Suzan's book
Women at P.L.A.Y! Peace, Love, and Acceptance of Yourself after 40
This book is a rich resource for self-discovery. Readers will learn to set powerful boundaries, express their whole being, and create more balance. The book guides a person to unearth their life's passion, realize their purpose, and/or create more time for play.

Book/publisher:
http://www.suzantusson.com/

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Marcela Valladolid About Marcela
Growing up around expert and traditional cooks in Tijuana, Mexico, the author was raised to be passionate about food. She jumped straight into a culinary life with her first job working at her aunt's cooking school in Baja, Mexico. She realized she too wanted to pursue this growing love for food full time and enrolled in the Los Angeles Culinary Institute. Marcela returned home to run a catering company and teach children about the culinary arts in Tijuana. In 2009, she was given the chance to showcase her family recipes when she released her first cookbook titled "Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor (Clarkson Potter). With the book, she became the advocate for great Mexican food that delivers in freshness and flavor without forcing home cooks to track down hard-to-find ingredients or spend hours at the stove.

Marcela's book
Mexican Made Easy: Everyday Ingredients, Extraordinary Flavor
Mexican food made easy with most ingredients found in your local super market.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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David J. Valley About David
The author, who served in General MacArthur's security unit in Tokyo, Japan, has written three books about the General.

David's book
General MacArthur's Ploy
This historic novel accurately describes how General MacArthur controlled the process of creating a new constitution for Japan during the hotly-contested first six months of the Allied Occupation. The story is written as a novel to bring the drama and excitement of the times to the reader. The book also contain factual information not previously published.

Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Gen-MacArthurs-Ploy-Shaping-Constitution/dp/1460968026/

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Antonio F. Vianna About Antonio
He is a published author of eighteen books, fiction and non-fiction, since 2003.

Antonio's book
Time and Money
What happens when a bad-tempered old man takes advantage of a good-nature younger man in order to put the final touches on his evil existence?

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

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Lucia Viti About Lucia
The author has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of West Virginia. She spent over twenty years in New York as both a copywriter and a program director in marketing, advertising, and public relations in the field of health and wellness. She moved to San Diego in 1999 to pursue a career in publishing, and continues to work as a freelance writer in the field of health and wellness.

Lucia's book
Dr. Tom's War - A Daughter's Journey
The author writes about her father, Dr. Tom Viti, who served as a Battalion Surgeon assigned to the Second Battalion Fifth Marines (2/5), 1st Marine Division in An Hoa, the Republic of South Viet Nam during 1967. Although this book is a deeply personal tribute to here father, those stories cover one-third of the manuscript; it includes a series of stories from 2/5 combat Marine veterans who shared this experience.

Book/publisher:
http://www.bedazzledink.com/drtomswar/

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David Vokac About David
Details not provided. Joan Vokac was a collaborator.

David's book
Napa Desert Hot Springs Hidden Pleasures
Napa's memorable character is revealed in a detailed guide to the top attractions, restaurants, and lodgings in this California vacation haven. Concise, complete listings describe attractions from ballooning to wineries; food styles, quality, decor and price range for each restaurant; plus character, amenities, and price range for each lodging.

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

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Susan Vreeland About Susan
The author is internationally known for her art-related historical fiction and has been on the "New York Times Best Seller List" for four of her seven books.

Susan's book
Clara and Mr. Tiffany: a novel
In turn-of-the-century New York bursting with vitality and change, Clara Driscoll, the unacknowledged creator of the famous stained glass Tiffany lamps, must decide what makes her most happy, the artistic world of her hands, or the personal world of her heart.

Book/publisher:
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/184447/clara-and-mr-tiffany-by-susan-vreeland

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Erik Wahl About Erik
The author is a visionary. He is an internationally recognized graffiti artist who also is one of the most sought-after speakers on the corporate lecture circuit about the the process of creating disruptive innovation strategies. He is a catalyst to who inspires professionals to achieve superior level of performance. He is an artist, an author, and an entrepreneur. His sought-after artwork has raised well over a million dollars for charity in the last six years alone.

Erik's book
I am Artist
This book is an innovative training experience featuring a short-film and workbook that challenges you to discover that no matter what you do, you are an artist. By digging a little deeper into your own unique talents, you will be inspired to take the next steps to achieve breakthrough levels of success. Join the author, a renowned artist and speaker, as he helps you redefine your art, equips you with the tools to become more productive and unleashes your creativity.

Book/publisher:
http://theartofvision.com/i-am-artist/

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Udo Wahn About Udo
The author is an ob-gyn doctor, surfer, and environmental activist with the Surfrider Foundation. He is a member of The Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators and Toastmasters International. Collaborator: Jennifer Belote, illustrator.

Udo's books
Cabo and Coral Reef Explorers and Cabo and Coral Dog Days Of Summer
Book 1 - Wyland calls this book "another marine masterpiece that will inspire generations to come!" Kids learn about our ocean reef and their importance in the balance of our planet. Educational, and inspirational and with environmental messages. Book 2 - This book is a heartwarming tale about the virtues of adopting animals. Kids learn about spay and neutering and environmental messages. Partial proceeds of both books go to the Surfrider Foundation.

Book/publisher:
http://www.caboandcoral.com/

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Elin Stebbins Waldal About Elin
She is an author/speaker/advocate, and founder of Girls kNOw More.

Elin's book
Tornado Warning, A Memoir of Teen Dating Violence and Its Effect on a Woman's Life
Told in two voices, this book shares unlocked journal entries from Elin's past exposing the turmoil and despair caused by loving an abusive man; while the woman who emerges reveals thoughts on healing and life beyond her survival.

Book/publisher:
http://www.elinstebbinswaldal.com/

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Mary Walshok About Mary
The author is an educator, job creation researcher for the federal government, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of Extension at the University of California, San Diego. Collaborators: Tapan Munroe, Henry DeVries.

Mary's book
Closing America's Job Gap
This book is for job seekers and currently employed people who want to keep their jobs. It explains how to make yourself more marketable to employers and what employers are looking for.

Book/publisher:
http://www.closingamericasjobgap.com/

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Wallace Wang About Wallace
The author has written over 50 computer books since 1986.

Wallace's books
My New Mac and My New iPad Mac, Programming for Absolute Beginners
Introductory books to teach how to use the iPad and Macintosh, and how to write programs for the Macintosh, iPhone, and iPad.

Book/publishers:
http://www.nostarch.com/ and http://www.apress.com/>

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Hazel Warlaumont About Hazel
Before turning to creative writing, the author enjoyed a successful career as a professor of communication and media studies. She is the author of "Advertising in the 60s: Turncoats, Traditionalists, and Waste Makers in America's Turbulent Decade," along with other work examining the relationship between societal institutions and society. She lives and writes in San Diego, CA and elsewhere. This is her first novel and was written in Spain where most of the research was done.

Hazel's book
The Second Translator
The book unfolds on the eve of the bloody terrorist train bombings in Madrid and winds its way through Spain, Rome, South Africa, New York, and Boston bringing with it a tale of intrigue, danger, and betrayal. The young hero, a translator named Martin Lambert, is swept up by the turmoil and revelation that the terrorist attack could be retribution for an old treaty between the Muslims and Catholics that he suspects might have been mistranslated to protect the riches and treasures of the Catholic Church. Inspired by true events and interwoven with fictional creations, this book represents a novelistic expression of the dilemma between conformity and adventure, echoing the bane and dissatisfaction witnessed in contemporary society.

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

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Sam Warren About Sam
The author is president of the San Diego Editors/Writer's Guild, owner of Bookwarren Publishing Services, and former publisher of the "Santa Ana Journal."

Sam's book
The Bible Naked, The Greatest Fraud Ever Told
A rewrite of the Bible, emphasizing the ridiculous, violent, and errors in an easy-to-read, humorous way.

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

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Ted Washington About Ted
He is an artist, author, actor, poet, and reluctant businessman. Specializing in pen and ink, his art has garnered local, national and international awards.

Ted's book
etc.
This book is thirty-three pages of art and poetry by the award-winning artist and poet.

Book/publisher:
http://www.www.punapress.com/

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John Webb About John
The author's poems and projects flow from the geometry of wisdom, and the songs our ancestors sang around campfires, in which they first dreamed of civilization. They are singing again. Collaborators: Steve Kowit, 'Celia Sigmon, Chris Baron, Seretta Martin, and hundreds of San Diego students.

John's book
What the Song Hoped For (Border Voices 18)
The book is a collection of poetry by famous poets and San Diego students. It includes poems and an introductory essay by John (Jack) Webb --publisher of twenty-three books, founder-director of the Border Voices Poetry Project, TV host, and poet.

Book/publisher:
http://www.bordervoices.com/

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Jennifer Werner About Jennifer
A native of Virginia Beach, VA, the author earned her Bachelor's from Virginia Tech and Masters from Radford. She has taught in Virginia Beach and Northern Virginia. She and her husband have two girls who love to read, sing, and play. Jenny's husband is a Navy service member and together they enjoy traveling and meeting new people.

Jennifer's book
My Padres Baseball Game
Visit San Diego, California, and watch a Padres' baseball game through the eyes of a little girl. She learns how baseball is played, but more importantly, that spending time with her daddy is fun. Meet the jolly Swinging Friar and root for the Padres from your home.

Book/publisher:
http://www.mascotbooks.com/mascot-marketplace/buy-books/childrens-books-for-pro-sports/mlb/san-diego-padres/my-padres-baseball-game-detail

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Hank Wesch About Hank
A native of Michigan and Michigan State University graduate, the author covered sports for the "San Diego Union-Tribune" for 36 years. This is his first book project.

Hank's book
Del Mar - Where the Turf Meets the Surf
A history of the Del Mar race track by the sports writer who covered it for 25 years (1985-2010) for the "San Diego Union" and "San Diego Union-Tribune."

Book/publisher:
https://www.historypress.net/catalogue/productdetails.php?productid=978.1.60949.310.3/

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Dewayne and Annette Williams About Dewayne and Annette
The authors have been in lay ministry since the 1970s, and pastoral ministry since the 1980s. They are associated with His Dwelling Place Ministries and Christian Principles to Freedom seminars.

Dewayne and Annette's book
Breaking the Chains of the Occult and Pharmakeia
This book is written as a reference tool for Christians, offering a look at occult practices from a biblical perspective. In three sections, we compare false beliefs against the truth of God's word; investigate modern medical practices, Pharmakeia; and, provide a detailed list of occult religions and belief systems. Christians need to know the tactics of the enemy "Satan," and how he masquerades as an angel of light.

Book/publisher:
http://williamssavagebooks.com/

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Cara Wilson-Granat About Cara
The author is a former advertising copywriter for the top agencies in Los Angeles. She is now a full-time author and inspirational speaker.

Cara's books
Dear Cara - Letters From Otto Frank (Anne's Father Shares His Wisdom) and Nature Teachers - Simple Lessons of Life Taught By the Most Unlikely Masters
Book 1: This book is about a twenty-year correspondence and friendship with the father of Anne Frank, Otto Frank; it is also a book about his incredible legacy of love and hope to Cara and others worldwide. Book 2: This book is a unique twist on how Mother Nature helps us cope with the countless challenges of being human.

Book/publisher:
http://www.wordsfromcara.com/

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George T. Wise About George
The author attended the University of Chicago and San Diego State University before being graduated from Pepperdine University. He then became an international businessman and travelled extensively before settling in La Jolla, CA with his wife and two dogs... the latter of whom actually run the house.

George's book
Code Name: Merlin
Women are disappearing from U.S. military bses around the world, and the President's troubleshooter, Joe Abraham, is assigned to find and return them safely. He travels around the world in his search, and encounters weapons of mass destruction along the way before completing his assignment.

Book/publisher:
http://www.georgetwise.com/

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Dave Wolfson About Dave
The author has been disciplining cats his entire life. He dreams of having a perfect cat like Fang, who can protect his pottery collection. When he is not disciplining cats, or watching his guinea pigs eat his garden, he channels his creativity into software consulting. Collaborator: Melissa Maes.

Dave's book
Fang the Cat El Gato Fang
Fang is a thoughtful cat. With his friends, Small and Bubbles, he has an adventure with the kind lady's pottery. Fang knows just what to do when the unexpected happens.

Book/publisher:
http://www.inkypigpress.com

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