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Online Local Author Exhibit 2012

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Local Authors, 2012 - Directory List

Below are the local authors for 2012, in alphabetical order. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2012 is included with their listing.


Local Authors, A-B Local Authors, G-H Local Authors, M-N Local Authors, S-T
Local Authors, C-D Local Authors, I-J Local Authors, O-P Local Authors, U-Z
Local Authors, E-F Local Authors, K-L Local Authors, Q-R

 

Online Local Author Exhibit A-B

Online Author Exhibit A-B

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Local Authors, 2012, A-B

Below are the local authors for 2012, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with A through B. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2012 is included with their listing.

P. J. Adams  |  Kirk Lee Aeder  |   Wes Albers  |   Hal Altenbern  |  Terry Ambrose  |   Augusto Angelucci  |  Daniel Annechino  |   Lina Anton-Echeverria  |  Andrew Armacost  |  Norma Kipp Avendano  |  Sohel Bahjat  |   Don Bajema  |   Rick Baker  |   Jessica Barna  |  Tracy Basil  |   Sarah Bates  |  Jeofrey Bean  |   Benjamin Bergen  |   Holly Berkley  |  Paul Bernstein  |  Amelia Bingham  |   Terry Blain  |  Ken Blanchard  |   Dave Bloom  |   Edward Blum  |  Linda Boltman  |   Ronald Bonn  |   Jackie Bouchard  |   William Bouffard  |   David Boyne  |   Lisa Brackmann  |   Travis Bradberry  |  Ryan Bradford  |   Richard Breisch  |  Duff Brenna  |   Angie Brenner  |  Robert Brenner  |   Marilee Bresciani  |   David Brin  |   Janet Burgess  |  Cynthia Burnham  |


P. J. Adams About P. J.
Local author imageThe author is a psychotherapist and author practicing in San Diego and Orange County. She is the author of "Daughter Wisdom" and "Freud's Revenge," a best-selling psychological thriller.

P. J.'s book
Local author imageDaughter Wisdom: A Lifetime of Loving Letters From A Therapist Mom
This book is a guide of 42 reproducible self-help letters for every daughter --young, adult, or seasoned-- who is facing the challenges of modern womanhood.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.pjadamsbooks.com/

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Kirk Lee Aeder About Kirk
Local author imageThe author grew up in La Jolla, CA, where he attended the entire school system. He graduated from UCSD in 1983 with a B.A. degree in Communications. A longtime professional photojournalist, whose work has been published in a plethora of magazines around the world, he is also the author of two books. Kirk has lived in the Hawaiian Islands since 1985, where he resides today with his wife Nita. Foreword by Drew Kampion, Edited by Jeanne Bellezzo.

Kirk's book
Local author imageChild Of The Storm
The tragic, yet inspiring true story of Chris O'Rourke, a prodigy surfer from La Jolla, CA, during the 1970s, as told by his friend the author. How an angry young man formed a bond with the sea and changed our lives forever.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.mutualpublishing.com/

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Wes Albers About Wes
The author has spent more than two decades with the San Diego Police Department. He is also the Director of the Southern California Writers' Conference.

Wes' book
Black & White
This book is a murder mystery as experienced through the eyes of a San Diego street cop. It is a true to life, character-driven story written by a cop who spent much of his career on the streets.

Book/publisher/site:
http://zovabooks.com/

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Hal Altenbern About Hal
Local author imageHe became an author at age 79 after his fifth retirement. Now 85, he has authored six books. Northwestern and Syracuse University degrees, Veteran (1947), and married 63 years.

Hal's book
Local author imageTwo Beautiful Women and ONLY One Perfect Man? Two beautiful women battle to marry this perfect man. His identical twin appears. Other strong characters are woven into the story and their lives change as they find the true meaning of life - Love.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Women-ONLY-Perfect-ebook/dp/B008ACG7QG/

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Terry Ambrose About Terry
Local author imageThe author writes about scams and cons in mysteries and suspense novels laced with characters driven by their passions.

Terry's book
Local author imagePhoto Finish
A former skip tracer crosses paths with a beautiful con artist in Honolulu and finds trouble almost too hot to handle.

Book/publisher/site:
http://terryambrose.com/photo-finish/

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Augusto Angelucci About Augusto
Local author imageThe author is an architect and promoter by profession. He has profited from his research during extensive travels throughout the world to write, during the last 13 years researching and writing this book.

Augusto's book
Civilizations
Local author imageA theory regarding the origin, development, and conflicts of shepherd and farmer societies. The author believes that the way of life of the caucasian nomadic shepherds, the culture that flourish during the time gap dividing this culture from the subsequent stationary farmers, and the influence of the shepherds in the following cultures have not received the attention they merit. The author feels this study is important because the contemplative and theoretical shepherding approach to life experienced while lingering idly waiting for their sheep to graze led them to the understanding and diffusion of the basic principles of our civilization.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Civilizations-regarding-development-conflicts-societies/dp/1456306995/

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Daniel Annechino About Daniel
The author wrote his first book in 1992, while working as a general manager in the automotive business. But his true passion has always been fiction, especially thrillers. He indulged his taste for suspense during his former career as a book editor specializing in full-length fiction. He spent two years researching serial killers before finally penning his gripping and memorable debut novel, "They Never Die Quietly." He went on to publish "Resuscitation," a follow-up thriller. His third novel is a political thriller. A native of New York, he lives today in San Diego with his wife, Jennifer. When not writing, he enjoys cooking, drinking vintage wines, and spending time on the warm beaches of Southern California.

Daniel's book
I Do Solemnly Swear
After only eight months on the job, President David Rodgers dies from an apparent heart attack, and Katherine Ann Miles, Rodgers' VP, becomes the first woman to occupy the Oval Office. As she tries to calm a grieving nation and adjust to her new role, Katherine must also contend with an unrelenting power struggle with Congress --”the ultimate boys' club." With Iran making grave threats against Israel, their troops positioned on the Israeli border, poised to attack, the new president faces her first test in quelling the explosive situation without resorting to major military options. Yet it seems danger lurks closer to home: clues emerge, suggesting President Rodgers' death wasn't so natural. And whoever wanted him dead has Madam President in the crosshairs and at close range.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/I-Do-Solemnly-Swear-ebook/dp/B007NN52IM/

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Lina Anton-Echeverria About Lina
Local author imageThe author's creativity, compassion, and commitment to healthy living are the driving forces behind this book. Her goal is to help lay a foundation for healthy living amongst children.

Lina's book
Local author imageAna-Tommy and Friends: Making Anatomy Fun!
Ana and Tommy take young readers on an adventure to meet the important team of organ-friends that live inside their bodies. Through illustration and rhyme, children begin to think of their organs as friends who deserve love and attention.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.ana-tommy.com/

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Andrew Armacost About Andrew
Originally from the Midwest, the author studied writing at the University of Edinburgh and now lives in San Diego. Collaborators: Art work by Mr. Pederson from Christchurch, New Zealand.

Andrew's book
Space Bush,
This book is a bizarro science-fiction send-up, filled with bawdy humor and erotic elements.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Space-Bush-Andrew-Armacost/dp/1937327116/

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Norma Kipp Avendano About Norma
The author is a retired teacher from San Diego City Schools, 85 years old, living in San Diego since 1955, and widow of Lt. Col. Harry Kipp Ret. USMC, and Tony Avendano.

Norma's books
On the Road with Members of the Family, Special Women in my Life, Volumes 1,2,3, Elisabeth Schmitt, Memories of Frances Hope Wargo, Roslyn The Chosen Daughter, Beverly Foster, Marilyn Grame, Margie Nakasone, and Bruised Peaches, Still Sweet
The "On the Road" book tells of adventures with all the cars the author owned from 1945-2000. Special Women in my Life, Volumes 1, 2, and 3, and the rest of the titles, are self-descriptive. See Project Hawk.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B001K8GR2G_sr?sort=relevance&search-alias=books&field-author=Norma+Kipp+Avendano

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Sohel Bahjat About Sohel
Local author imageThe author was born in Iraq in 1972, and he struggled for freedom, got threats from a local government. But, the Americans protected him and his family. Now, he lives in California.

Sohel’s book
Local author imageBible: Miraculous or Scandalous?
This is a book trying to rediscover the Bible, and do you know that early Christians believed in a Divine Twin? Jesus and Thomas.

Book/publisher/site:
http://http://www2.xlibris.com/

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Don Bajema About Don
Novelist, screenwriter, actor, and performer, the author was born in St. John's, New Foundland, Canada in 1949. He is the author of two highly acclaimed collections of short stories, now published as one volume, "Winged Shoes and a Shield." As an actor, he first appeared on stage in the West Coast premiere of Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class." With a lead role in the 1983 film "Signal Seven," he began a long-time collaboration with groundbreaking independent film director Rob Nilsson. He had a lead role in Nilsson's 1988 Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize winner "Heat and Sunlight," and he wrote and starred in the 1996 film "Chalk," which Nilsson directed. He has appeared in more than a dozen feature films, most recently Carl Franklin's 2002 film "High Crimes." A favorite on the "spoken word circuit", Bajema has toured extensively in the US, Canada and Europe, performing at hundreds of clubs, theaters and universities. He is a former world-class track and field athlete who competed in the 1972 U.S. Olympic trials and played football for legendary coach Don Coryell at San Diego State University. He currently lives with his family in New York City.

Don's book
Winged Shoes and a Shield: Collected Stories
Back in print and collected into one volume, stories from Don Bajema's underground sensations, Boy in the Air and Reach. Hallucinating between childhood and manhood, Eddie Burnett is both hero and anti-hero of this hard-hitting collection of linked stories. Son of dust-bowl migrants to California, he comes of age in the post-war suburbs, freefalling through the turbulence of the sixties and early seventies. The transformation from a boy's innocence to a man's hardened wariness is captured in lyrical, emotionally raw episodes, as Eddie navigates the minefields of American masculinity. In a series of disturbing, yet strangely uplifting odysseys from hope to despair, and back again, he learns "and then must unlearn in order to save himself" the codes of self-destruction and misogyny, and the inevitable inadequacy of the would-be "hero." These are stories written straight from the heart, a gut-wrenching look at the nature of violence and dysfunction, with a hymn to the tenacity of hope, belief, and conviction.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.citylights.com/

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Rick Baker About Rick
The author is a former newspaper publisher and investigative journalist who has spent the past three years on the volatile McStay case. He has written two other books: "I Never Knew You" and "Tears of a Father." While his gunslinger approach to writing has always raised eyebrows, he remains true to his purpose: forcing his readers to think. He lives with his wife and two four-legged kids in the Carolinas.

Rick's book
No Good-byes: The Mysterious Disappearance of the McStay Family
On February 4, 2010, the McStay family of four mysteriously vanished from their Southern California home. In the past three years, the FBI, Homeland Security, Interpol, the Mexican Federales, as well as numerous national missing persons agencies have all investigated this disappearance to no avail. What happened to Joseph, Summer, Gianni, and Joseph Mateo McStay? Did one or all of them meet with foul play by a family member, as some believe, or did they decide to start a new life somewhere else? Are there four bodies buried in a shallow Southern California grave, or are Joseph and Summer watching all this commotion from afar, smiling as they sip their margaritas? Based on his extensive and exhaustive research, the author is able to provide a new outlook to the case, providing fresh information and insights into this unsolved mystery.

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

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Jessica Barna About Jessica
Local author imageThe author helps San Diego families get organized so they can eat together at home. Her company is Meet Me at the Dinner Table.

Jessica's book
Local author imageSecrets to Kitchen Success: Get Organized!
A disorganized kitchen will lead to frustration, embarrassment, arguments, and unhealthy eating. Organize your kitchen so it perfectly serves your family's needs. Learn about: kitchen organizing concepts, banishing kitchen clutter, how to organize specific areas and objects, and much more. The 27-page guide is beautiful, easy to read, and easy to implement. It will motivate you to get organized and cook at home.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Kitchen-Success-Organized-ebook/dp/B00ADQW7HA/

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Tracy Basil About Tracy
Poverty and deaths by 25 can't overcome aftermath of bloodbath at 40. Collaborators: Kim Emerson, William Dove.

Tracy's book
The Samaritan's Yoke, Volumes 1 and 2
This book is a faction memoir, and tells reality's effect on the family who witness murder of neighbor,leading to murder of younger son.

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

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Sarah Bates About Sarah
The author's short fiction has appeared in the San Diego "North County Times" and the literary magazine "Bravura." In 2005, she co-authored "Out of Our Minds, Wild Stories by Wild Women," a short story collection. She is a freelance writer and English Department writing tutor at Palomar College.

Sarah's book
Twenty-One Steps of Courage
Set against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this military action story follows a young soldier's mission to honor his father's dream to become a Sentinel Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington Cemetery.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.booklocker.com/

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Jeofrey Bean About Jeofrey
Local author imageHe is an author, speaker, and Principal of Del Mar Research and Consulting. He's an expert at building value and differentiation with marketing, products, service development, and customer experience leadership. His experience spans strategic to tactical with small innovative companies and large successful organizations like IDriveSafely.com, LPL Financial, AT&T, and Quest Diagnostics. Co-author: Sean Van Tyne.

Jeofrey's book
Local author imageThe Customer Experience Revolution: How Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Starbucks Have Changed Business Forever
The authors reveal the decisions and best practices that make these "Experience Makers" better, different, more profitable, and sustainable than most others. These large companies and small businesses, like Skinit, IDriveSafely.com and Square, know that great branding, products and services are not enough. The book is based on research and live interviews.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.cxrevolution.com/in-the-news.html

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Benjamin Bergen About Benjamin
Local author imageThe author is Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and director of the Language and Cognition Laboratory at UCSD. He lives in San Diego.

Benjamin's book
Local author imageLouder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning
This book presents a new theory of how our minds make meaning: we engage the parts of our brain dedicated to perception and action to create simulations in our minds.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.louderthanwordsbook.com/

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Holly Berkley About Holly
Local author imageThe author lives with her husband, two sons, one pug, and nine chickens in South Park, one of the first San Diego neighborhoods to allow residents to have backyard chickens. She is a professional Internet marketing consultant and the author of several business and marketing books. She developed the first interactive marketing courses for San Diego State University and is the author of the popular business books "Marketing in the New Media" and "Low Budget Online Marketing for Small Business."

Holly's books
Local author imageMommy, Me & My Chickens: An Urban Family's Guide to Raising & Caring for Backyard Chickens and Local author imageSocial Media in Action: Comprehensive Guide for Architecture Book 1 - Have you ever wanted to raise and keep backyard chickens? In this book, you'll get an inside look through a child's eyes of what it's like to raise and care for chickens in an urban environment. Plus, you'll learn some practical tips and information along the way, should you decide to start your own backyard flock. With more families opting for organic produce, greener and more sustainable lifestyle choices, there's never been a better time to own backyard chickens. Book 2 - Written by two industry experts, the book was developed exclusively for architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms. This social media marketing book is the first of its kind, as it deep dives into the industry and its use of social media by providing expert analysis of the current online marketing and social media strategies happening right now, in the industry. You'll also get insight into industry specific case studies, interviews with industry leaders and a communication action plan specific to your business goals and objectives. Co-author: Amanda Walter.

Book/publisher/sites:
http://berkweb.com/chickens/ and http://social-media-marketing-books.com/

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Paul Bernstein About Paul
Local author imageThe author has treated patients who were intentionally exposed by the government to atomic bomb radiation, and subsequently developed malignant cancers. He understands their suffering and has dedicated this book to them. The author, a head and neck surgeon, is the Medical Director of the largest medical group in California, the former Chairman of the American Cancer Society's Head and Neck Division, and has appeared as a medical expert on radio and television.

Paul's book
Local author imageFlashblind
Who owns the cure to cancer? The public? Big Pharma? The Government? In this book, Jake, a world-class geneticist, has less than a month to complete his life's goal of finding the gene that is responsible for his brother's rare genetic disorder, the XP gene, that controls our body's ability to repair itself and is the key to cure cancer. The genetic Holy Grail. Based on extensive research released through the Freedom of Information Act, this book uncovers the shocking truth behind using humans as guinea pigs in government sponsored radiation experiments.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.flashblindnovel.com/

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Amelia Bingham About Amelia
She was Massachusetts Commission of Indian Affairs, (first appointed )Executive Director, Mashpee Wampanoag tribe Massachusetts, incorporated, tribal council; she developed and opened the first tribal museum, and was founding director and curator, Mashpee Wampanoag Museum. She is the author of "Mashpee: Land of the Wampanoags."

Amelia's book
Seaweed's Revelation
A Wampanoag Clan Mother in Contempoary America. Seaweed tells her point of view through research and personal experiences of life as a Native Wampanoag growing up in her native town Mashpee. How the Wampanoags lived among the first settlers, during the early 1600s. Her leaving her homeland to marry and raising her eight children as military wife. Traveling the world to discover that she didn't know much about her heritage until she returned to her homeland at the age of forty to become a historian of her tribe until today, at the age of 89, an active clan leader of her tribe getting herself into politically challenging situations --even to being banned from her tribe because she asked too many questions.

Book/publisher/site:
No information provided.

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Terry Blain About Terry
The author grew up in a large Midwestern family hearing of ancestors' adventures, so she naturally gravitated to the study of and writing about the past.

Terry's books
Kentucky Green and Colorado Silver, Colorado Gold
Escape to the past with a romantic adventure. Book 1 - Kentucky frontier in the years after the American Revolution. Book 2 - American west of the 1880's in Durango, Colorado.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.boroughspublishinggroup.com/

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Ken Blanchard About Ken
Local author imageHe is the author or co-author of fifty books that have sold more than 20 million copies, including his iconic bestseller "The One Minute Manager®." Collaborator: Mark Miller.

Ken's book
Local author imageGreat Leaders Grow
Leadership is a living process, and life means growth. Our capacity to grow determines our capacity to lead. This book shows leaders specific areas to focus on so they can remain effective.

Book/publisher/site:
http://bkconnection.com/

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Dave Bloom About Dave
This book was edited by Dave Bloom. Co-Editor: Cari Gomes. It was published by the San Diego Association of Geologists, with Sunbelt Publications.

Dave's book
Local author imageWaiting for Tsunami: Coastal Hazards of Northern San Diego County
The San Diego Association of Geologists 2012 field trip guidebook presents an historical perspective of volcanoes in Oceanside and Carlsbad, mysteries of Solana Beach, earthquakes, landslides, caves, and other tales of geology, history, and changing terra beneath our feet.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sunbeltbook.com/BookDetails.asp?id=459

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Edward Blum About Edward
Local author imageThe author is a professor of history at San Diego State University, and the author of several books on race and religion.

Edward's book
Local author imageThe Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America
This book examines how Jesus Christ has been represented in American history, and its relationship to racial issues. Collaborator: Paul Harvey.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.uncpress.unc.edu/books/T-8436.html

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Linda Boltman About Linda
Local author imageThe author's psychological thriller, "Man in the Moon," was released by Jigsaw Press in July, 2011. Since that time, she has gone on to write eight other eBooks including "The Sheriff," "The Captive," "The Copper Box," "Lover's Leap," "The Valet of Darkshire Manor," "Moon Pies," "Plum Loco," and "The Christmas Challenge," all available on Smashwords.com. Her short story, "The Captive," was selected by San Diego Writer's Ink Anthology, Volume 4, as one of San Diego's finest writers. Her stories and poetry have been published numerous times in IdeaGems Magazine and Tough Lit, in both their magazine and ezine editions in the United States and England. She has also appeared in GreenPrints, Grand Magazine and The San Diego Reader. An active watercolorist and traveler, she makes her home base in San Diego near her two children.

Linda's books
Local author imageLocal author imageThe Sheriff and The Valet of Darkshire Manor
Book 1 - A product of an abusive father, Otis grew up a loner. As a result, he's become a hardened, crusty old sheriff. Deciding Otis needs help, the City hires Freddie, fresh out of the Police Academy. Idealistic and sensitive, Freddie is shocked by Otis' cavalier attitude. Determined to be the best deputy he can be, Freddie's decisions change Otis' life in an unimaginable way. Book 2 - Edwin had been a valet for almost forty years now, trained by his father's cousin in the art of caring for the rich. Yet, in all the years he had been a valet, never had so little been asked of him. He had never been privy to such an unusual employer. Parties went on until early dawn, Lord Darkshire and his Russian Wolfhounds went hunting late at night, and staff spoke in low whispers. All in all, Edwin Thorpe wasn't quite certain what to make of it.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=Linda+Boltman

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Ronald Bonn About Ronald
Local author imageThe author, a three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist for CBS News and NBC News, taught journalism at the University of San Diego.

Ronald's book
Local author imageHow to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness
A manual for families where a parent is diagnosed with a serious or fatal illness. The co-author pioneered the idea that in such challenged families, the children must be treated right along with the stricken parent, so as to avoid lasting mental, emotional, or psychological trauma. The manual shows parents how to seek out and deal with the stresses their children must handle. Co-author: Kathleen McCue, child life specialist.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.stmartins.com/

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Jackie Bouchard About Jackie
Local author imageThe author loves books (writing and reading them), dogs, and laughter. She combines these loves in her work. If only she could work some chocolate in.

Jackie's book
Local author imageWhat the Dog Ate
Learning what her dog ate turns Maggie Baxter's world upside down. Now, with her goofy Lab as her guru, can Maggie forego her overly analytical ways to find a new life filled with tail-wagging joy?

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.jackiebouchard.com/

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William Bouffard About William
William is a retired business exec with 40 years experience and 25 years in management.

William's book
Puttin' Cologne on the Rickshaw
What's not taught in school about how the workplace really works.

Book/publisher/site:
http://puttincologneontherickshaw.com/

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David Boyne About David
Local author imageWhen not writing about his failures, the author boldly stares into Space, and schemes for Total World Domination.

David's book
Local author imageI Could Be Wrong, But... : Featuring Essays from the Kindle Books: Happy Accidents, Inside My 3-Pound Universe, Resistance Is Futile! and X Marks the Spot
San Diego Book Awards 2012 Finalist, General Non-Fiction, Humor. "Beautifully crafted, poignant, and humorous. Essays by David Boyne capture the magic in daily life, if we stop and pay attention. He reminds us that happiness, indeed, is not an accident." -- Paula Margulies, author of "Coyote Heart."

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Could-Wrong-But-Featuring-Resistance/dp/0615572057/

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Lisa Brackmann About Lisa
The author's debut novel, "Rock Paper Tiger," set on the fringes of the Chinese art world, made several "Best of 2010" lists, including Amazon's Top 10 Mystery/Thrillers. Her second novel, "Getaway," a thriller in Mexico, was chosen as an ALA Summer Reading Pick and an Amazon Best Novel of the Month.

Lisa's book
Getaway
Michelle Mason tells herself she's on vacation. A brief stay in the Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta. It's a chance to figure out her next move after the unexpected death of her financier husband, whose left behind a scandal and a pile of debt. When a good-looking man approaches her on the beach, she decides: why not? But the date doesn't go as either of them planned, and Michelle is caught in a covert operation involving drug runners, thugs, and venture capitalists. One wrong move, and she'll end up buried in the town dump, with the rest of the trash.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sohopress.com/

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Travis Bradberry About Travis
Local author imageThe author is the award-winning co-author of "Emotional Intelligence 2.0," and the cofounder of TalentSmart. His bestselling emotional intelligence books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries.

Travis' book
Local author imageLeadership 2.0
In this book, learn the secrets of adaptive leadership. Sharing discoveries from a groundbreaking study that separated the leadership skills that get results from those that are inconsequential or harmful, this book introduces a new paradigm of leadership.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.talentsmart.com/products/leadership-2.0/

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Ryan Bradford About Ryan
Local author imageThe author's fiction has appeared in Quarterly West, Vice, Yellow Mama and forthcoming in [PANK]. His photos have appeared on NPR, "USA Today," and MSNBC. Collaborators: Jim Ruland, Nick Antosca, Natanya, Ann Pulley, Jay Wertzler, and Justin Hudnall.

Ryan's book
Local author imageBlack Candies: a journal of literary horror
This publication wants to unsettle you. Six writers interpret the theme "Post Apocalypse" in unique and troubling ways.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sosayweallonline.com/

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Richard Breisch About Richard
Local author imageThe author began caving in 1963, and has explored over 700 caves in nine countries. This book sprang from contemplating how to organize a search for a lost caver.

Richard's book
Local author imageLost in a Cave
This book tells about people becoming lost in caves and presents statistics about lost cavers. Graph theory, a branch of mathematics, is used to help either a lost person or a search team.

Book/publisher/site:
http://nssbookstore.org/

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Duff Brenna About Duff
Local author imageThe author's recent release is noted here. He won an AWP Award for Best Novel, an N.E.A., and South Florida Sun-Sentinel Award for Favorite Book of the year.

Duff's books
Local author imageMurdering the Mom: a Memoir and Minnesota Memoirs
Book 1 - This book takes all the materials of hardship and abuse during an unhappy childhood and sculpts it into a heart-rending memoir that exceeds the expectations one normally has of a memoir, that is, it reads like a captivating novel. His portraits of "the mom" and the stepfather are dynamic and so well realized that they become indelible characters not only on the page, but also in the reader's mind. It is inspirational to see how the human spirit continues to endure under such traumatic adversity. Book 2 - A series of linked short stories set in Minnesota, expanding from early 19th century to the 21st century, with characters and their descendents featured in connected tales.

Book/publisher/sites:
http://www.wordcraftoforegon.com/#MTM_Brenna/  and http://www.servinghousebooks.com

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Angie Brenner About Angie
Local author imageShe is West Coast editor of the online magazine, Wild River Review. Her many interviews include Nobel Prize winners Muhammad Yunus and Orhan Pamuk, artist James Hubbell, journalist Stephen Kinzer, and writers Pico Iyer and Elif Shafak. She has traveled extensively through Turkey, Eucador, Africa, and Vietnam and written numerous articles about her experiences.

Angie's book
Anatolian Days & Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and Saints
Local author imageThis book is part memoir, part travelogue, co-written by Angie Brenner and Joy E. Stocke. The book depicts the authors' 10-year journey through the complexities and contradictions of ancient Anatolia and modern-day Turkey, and they weave their stories about their interactions with colorful local people while fearlessly exploring Istanbul and Turkey's borders with Syria, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Georgia, and Greece. Co-author: Joy E. Stocke.

Book/publisher/site:
http://anatoliandaysandnights.com/

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Robert Brenner About Robert
The author is an avid researcher and the author of books on small business pricing, desktop production time standards, and solar power applications. He applied his technical knowledge to find and categorize over 390 instances of supernatural events in scripture.

Robert's book
Supernatural & Strange Happenings in the Bible: An Engineer's Study of Scripture
This book describes supernatural powers over matter, people, animals, nature, life and death, plus paranormal realities. It also discusses creation, appearances, vanishings, levitation, teleportation, multiple dimensions, and the unseen.

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

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Marilee Bresciani About Marilee
The author, a Ph.D, is a professor at San Diego State University, teaches yoga and meditation, and is founder and president of the Rushing to Yoga Foundation.

Marilee's book
Surrendering to the Call: The Journey to Authenticity
Humorous vignettes provide readers strategies to explore everyday occurrences and delve into a deeper level of self-exploration and personal insight. A must-read for anyone who is questioning their own sense of purpose.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Surrendering-Call-The-Journey-Authenticity/dp/1452545855/

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David Brin About David
Local author imageThe author is a scientist, speaker, and world-known author. His novels have been "New York Times" bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula, and other awards.

David's book
Local author imageExistence
In a billion-planet galaxy, is anyone there? Is "intelligence" a mine field? An astronaut grabs a space crystal and rumors fly. Is it an alien message in a bottle? Human destiny hangs by a thread.


Book/publisher/site:
http://www.davidbrin.com/existence.html

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Janet Burgess About Janet
Local author imageThe author grew up in San Diego and had a long career in law enforcement before becoming a cooking instructor. She graduated from San Diego State University and was one of the first female officers hired for patrol duties with the San Diego Police Department. She finished culinary school in 1998 and studied in Tuscany, Italy, as well as the Culinary Institute of America. She opened up her own school specializing in healthy cooking for children. She also taught for many years at the Macy's School of Cooking where she developed the Iron Chef Competition Series. In addition to teaching, she does food styling for clients. Her food and table settings have appeared on ABC, NBC, and CBS, and her recipes have been featured in the "San Diego Union-Tribune" and "The Los Angeles Times."

Janet's book
Local author imageChop, Cook, Munch!
This book is full of fun, fast and fresh recipes for young chefs ages 5-13. More than sixty mouth-watering recipes for kids to enjoy. There are kid pleasing recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snacks. Chock full of favorite, amazing kid-tested recipes, tool list and tips for making healthy, incredible meals, this book is full of information about learning and sharing in the kitchen.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.4littlecooks.com/

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Cynthia Burnham About Cynthia
Local author imageLeadership coach and former Wall Street SVP teaches lessons about confidence and charisma from 30+ years' experience with Fortune 500 firms.

Cynthia's book
Local author imageThe Charisma Edge: A How-to Guide For Turning On Your Leadership Power
Based on 101 practical, usable tips to improve executive presence, this book also discusses the neuroscience of confidence, describes 9 "Levers of Charisma," and offers exercises for immediate change.

Book/publisher/site:
https://www.createspace.com/3588338/

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Online Author Exhibit C-D

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Local Authors, 2012, C-D

Below are the local authors for 2012, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with C through D. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2012 is included with their listing.

Lucy Cafiero  |  Stacey Canfield  |  Joe Carlen  |   Mark Carlson  |   Simonetta Carr  |  Ralph Cates  |   Sandra Ceren  |   Millan Chessman  |  Nicholas Clapp  |  Nancy Clement  |  Junior Clemons  |   Carolyn Clarke  |  Kathryn Cloward  |   Jennifer Coburn  |   Ari Cohen  |   Marjorie Cohn  |  Valerie Colston  |   Al Converse  |  Robert Coons  |   Maryruth Cox  |  Edward Cozza  |   Frank Crimi  |   Jennifer Crittenden  |  Ingrid Croce  |  Glenn Croston  |   Chet Cunningham  |  Rosalie Cushman  |   Melissa Cutler  |  Melanie Dellas  |   Henry DeVries  |  Tasha Donahue  |  Wayne Dosick  |  Dan Downs  |   Linda Dudik  |  Trish Dugger  |   Allen Dusk  |  Alyce Dutile  |  


Lucy Cafiero About Lucy
The author is a breast cancer survivor who had been misdiagnosed for 15 months with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, a breast cancer not detectable with a mammogram. She started educating teens on the importance of taking charge of their health at a young age, knowing what is normal for their breasts. She is a mom of two children, Jaime and Adam, grandmother to Matthew and Zoey. She lives in Crest with her two dogs, Nacho and Velvet. She actively volunteers by doing workshops in area high schools and is a full-time student at the University of Phoenix, obtaining her B.A. degree in English. This is her first published book.

Lucy's book
One in Eight: A Teen's Guide to Understanding Breast Cancer,
Most women know nothing about breast cancer until they are diagnosed. This book is for teens and women discussing the different types of breast cancer, risk factors, personal stories, and a step-by-step demonstration on how to perform a self-breast exam. This book was inspired by the workshops the author has given throughout San Diego schools for teens.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.one-in-eight.info/

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Stacey Canfield About Stacey
Local author imagePioneering thought-leader, this author empowers those facing the loss with guidance that transform a frightening time of life into an experience filled with hope, dignity, and love. Collaborators: Candace Conradi, Brenda Strong.

Stacey’s book
Local author imageThe Soul Sitter's Handbook: What To Do When A Loved One Is Dying
This book offers purposeful and simple methodologies for anyone facing the death of a loved one. Because our relationship with and love for each person tends to be different, it is safe to say that the experience of death is unique in each instance. This book holds your hand each step of the way and provides you with simple yet effective ways to support your loved one, even in your own sorrow. It focuses on sensible issues, such as when to call in hospice and how to be a patient’s advocate. The handbook also reaches into the heart and helps with less tangible care, such as conversation and connection. It offers solutions and protocol that gives the dying person the dignity we all deserve in the last moments of our life.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.soulsitters.com/

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Joe Carlen About Joe
The author is the co-founder of Know Thy Market, LLC, and the co-author of "From Lifeguard to Sun King," the autobiography of Banana Boat founder Robert Bell.

Joe's book
The Einstein of Money: The Life and Timeless Financial Wisdom of Benjamin Graham
This book explores Graham's life, as well as the core principles that served as the foundation for his own success. It also explores his influence upon Warren Buffett and other investment titans.

Book/publisher/site:
http://einsteinofmoney.com/

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Mark Carlson About Mark
Local author imageThe author, 52, is a local writer and aviation historian. Legally blind, he has written three books.

Mark's book
Local author imageConfessions of a Guide Dog: The Blonde Leading the Blind
A narrative about life with my guide dog, Musket. Written in first-person and first-canine, funny, inspirational, and educational. Collaborator: Musket Carlson.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.musketmania.com/

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Simonetta Carr About Simonetta
Local author imageBorn in Italy, the author has lived and worked in different cultures. Her works include the series "Christian Biographies for Young Readers." Illustrator: Matt Abraxas.

Simonetta's book
Local author imageLady Jane Grey
An accurate and captivating account for young readers of the brief life of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for less than two weeks at the time of the Protestant Reformation. Fully illustrated.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.heritagebooks.org/

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Ralph Cates About Ralph
The author began writing novels because of his love for reading and his experiences working in the Middle East. He is a native San Diegan and earned a teaching credential from UCLA. His background is in engineering, construction, writing, and teaching in the Community College system. His work overseas took him to Iran during the downfall of the Shah where he was forced to flee. Afterwards, he worked in Dubai and India and spent twenty months on oil and gas loading platforms, on ARAMCO projects for Saudi Arabia. Everywhere he traveled, there were threats of violence and he came into frequent contact with U.S. military and intelligence agencies. The vulnerability of Middle Eastern oil supplies led him to think about what a concerted attack on their facilities would do to the world's economies.

Ralph's book
The Phoenix Agenda
This book is a high-tech thriller whose content could well be the stuff of near-future headlines. Set in the southwest U.S. against the backdrop of international tensions, global terrorism, and the ruthlessness of the ideologically driven, the story conjures up images of domestic onslaught and nightmares about weapons of mass destruction. CIA operative Kurt Valdez is reassigned from his base in Afghanistan to the U.S. because of heightened cross-border infiltration. Terrorist activities worldwide are being ruthlessly crushed, and the organizations must make one last, desperate stand --on U.S. soil. Can they stop the terrorists before they strike? A work of fiction, with names, characters, and incidents created from the author's imagination, this book is a political, techno-thriller whose content showcases the author's ability to craft drama laced with the complexity and originality of a master storyteller.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Phoenix-Agenda-Ralph-Cates/dp/1467514721/

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Sandra Ceren About Sandra
The author is a psychologist and author of the Dr. Cory Cohen mystery series.

Sandra’s book
Imposter For Hire
This book has international intrigue with psychological twists and turns. A psychologist teams up with a private investigator on a case involving a young anorexic mother and the disappearance of her husband.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Imposter-Hire-Cory-Cohen-Mystery/dp/1615991425/

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Millan Chessman About Millan
Local author imageThe author is a 31-year pioneer in the health industry. She is a health author and lecturer, and has made over 76 personal media appearances. She is the only licensed Zumba instructor in the world who is also a great-grandmother.

Millan's book
Local author imageCleanse Internally
Internal cleansing can help restore the body to a state of optimal health and aids the body's natural detoxification process through pulling out impurities and toxins. The book features 96 personal client testimonials of various health conditions that have been improved.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Cleanse-Internally-ebook/dp/B007RFTI40

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Nicholas Clapp About Nicholas

Local author imageThis award-winning documentary filmmaker and author produced and directed "The Great Mojave Desert," a one-hour special for CBS and the National Geographic Society. He has won over 70 major film awards for his documentary work. His distinguished previous publications include "The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands" and "Sheba: Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen." His interest in the Queen of Sheba drew him to the story of the Queen of Sheba Mine in Death Valley, leading to his last work, "Who Killed Chester Pray?".

Nicholas' book
Local author imageGold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier
This book is a photographic history of the mining towns and life in the Mojave Desert region during the gold rush era.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sunbeltpub.com/

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Nancy Clement About Nancy
Local author imageOver 20 years of helping people achieve their home buying dreams, the author delights in sharing ideas by writing guidebooks and speaking to groups large and small.

Nancy's book
Local author imageBuying A House Is Like Playing Baseball
An easy-to-read book that compares playing baseball to home-buying. Get into the game --find a team, get equipment, and play ball. This book shows readers how to move from first base to home plate: home ownership.

Book/publisher/site:
No information provided.

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Junior Clemons About Junior
The author received his MFA in Creative Writing at the California College of the Arts. His work can be found in "Actually People," "Zen Monster," and other fine publications. He was born, lives, and writes in San Diego, CA.

Junior's book
So Many Mountains But This One Specifically
This is a book of poems exploring the way language influences our interactions with the world and each other.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.carvilleannex.com/

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Carolyn Clarke About Carolyn
Local author imageThe author is a second-generation yoga and meditation instructor. Since 2002, she has taught yoga and relaxation to kids --over one thousand and counting. She also trains adults to teach yoga to kids. She currently lives with her husband in San Diego, CA.

Carolyn's book
Local author imageImaginations: Fun Relaxation Stories and Meditations for Kids
This book provides stories to help children learn to calm their bodies and relax their minds. Wildly imaginative and whimsically joyful, this guide is a wonderful tool for children to learn that the most important spaces in life are often the quiet moments in between. The stories and illustrations contained in this volume help children learn to calm themselves and release the tension of their lives in a positive, healing manner. A child's ability to consciously relax their body and clear their mind can help address a myriad of issues, such as anxiety, stress, and excessive worry; sleep disorders, nightmares, and fear of the dark at bedtime; anger issues; focus and concentration issues; special needs, including ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, autism, and OCD; depression; low self-esteem; grief; and life changes such as moving, divorce, or changing schools.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Imaginations-Relaxation-Stories-Meditations-Kids/dp/1463512023/

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Kathryn Cloward About Kathryn
The author is purposeful about rippling messages of loving kindness, compassion, and acceptance into the world. Bringing her childhood nickname, Kathryn the Grape, to life has been the most fulfilling projects in her life thus far, and is the manifestation of living out her true purpose. An award winning author and songwriter, she is passionate about creating and writing engaging stories and lyrics with the intention of helping children develop authentic self-love. Collaborator: Christine Winscott, illustrator.

Kathryn’s book
Kathryn the Grape's Piece of Love
Did you know you are LOVE? Join Kathryn the Grape and her classmates as they connect their puzzle pieces together. Maggie helps Kathryn the Grape get into the flow of her creativity to share about rippling loving kindness. Everyone has a piece to contribute. What is yours? When children read this peace building story, they will learn that we all have a piece to share to creating peace, and that everyone is love.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.kathrynthegrape.com/index.php/ktg_books

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Jennifer Coburn About Jennifer
Local author imageThe author is a USA Today best-selling author of five contemporary women's fiction novels. She has contributed to four literary anthologies. Two of her novels were chosen as winners in the Best Fiction category of the San Diego Book Awards. She is currently working on a travel memoir.

Jennifer's book
Local author imageBrownie Points
When Lisa Taylor and her family move from San Francisco to the suburban paradise of Los Corderos, they know their family won't fit in perfectly. They're the only interracial family in the neighborhood. Lisa is a snarky sculptor. And 13-year-old Logan is gay. After Logan is repeatedly bullied at school, he finds his niche in an unusual place, his twin sister's Girl Scout troop. When he tries to join, the organization refuses, so the boy sues for gender discrimination and sets off a firestorm of national media coverage. Join the Taylors on their hilarious journey as they face the fight of their lives and,in the process, discover what it means to be a family.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.jennifercoburn.com/

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Ari Cohen About Ari
The author is a freelance writer, photographer, and blogger based in New York City. He is the creator of "Advanced Style," a blog devoted to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set. The blog has appeared in national media such as "The New York Times," "The New Yorker," "Los Angeles Times," The Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, "New York Magazine," The Fader, "Vogue Japan," "Vogue Italia," "Elle," "Elle UK," "The UK Telegraph," "Forbes.com," and internationally broadcast news and fashion programs.

Ari's book
Advanced Style
This book is the author's blog-based ode to the confidence, beauty, and fashion that can only be achieved through the experience of a life lived glamorously. It is a collection of street fashion unlike any seen before --focused on the over-60 set in the world's most stylish locales. The (mostly) ladies of this book are enjoying their later years with grace and panache, marching to the beat of their own drummer. These timeless images and words of wisdom provide fashion inspiration for all ages and prove that age is nothing but a state of mind.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.powerhousebooks.com/

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Marjorie Cohn About Marjorie
Local author imageThe author is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, and international human rights law. A former president of the National Lawyers Guild, she is deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. She is the author of "Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law" and co-author of "Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent." Professor Cohn testified in 2008 about Bush administration torture policy before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. She is the 2008 recipient of the Peace Scholar of the Year Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association.

Marjorie's books
Local author imageLocal author imageThe United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse and Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice
Book 1 - We know that torture was 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. How did America come to embrace this practice so fully, and how was it justified from a moral, legal, and psychological perspective? Book 2 - This book opens with a compelling preface by Sister Dianna Ortiz, who describes the unimaginable treatment she endured in Guatemala in 1987 at the hands of the the Guatemalan government, which was supported by the United States. Then 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 beginning with the CIA during the Cold War era and ending with today's debate over accountability for torture.

Books/publishers/site:
Book 1: NYU Press; Book 2: McFarland
See the author's Web site at http://www.marjoriecohn.com/

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Valerie Colston About Valerie
Local author imageThe author, (BA, University of California, San Diego; MA, San Diego State University) has lived in San Diego most of her life. She is a fulltime university art instructor online, teaching all levels of art history. She also teaches Art for the Classroom Teacher and Arts and Crafts for the Youth Librarian through her company Art Teacher on the Net located at www.ArtMuseums.com. In 2008, her "Aspire: 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills" was published by Barrons Educational Series. She is the creator of the YouthLibrarians.com Web site, and she conducts children, teen, and adult library workshops.

Valerie's book
Local author imageTeens Go Green! Tips, Techniques, Tools, and Themes for YA Programming and Art for the Classroom Teacher: The Basics A How-To book for Creating Art in Your K-6 Classroom.
Book 1 - This book is an approachable reference book for librarians or high school teachers looking for low-cost, environmentally-themed art projects and programs that teens will relate to and find fun. In Part 1, the author explains the needs for these programs, offers tips for teaching them, and suggests ways to expand teen involvement in the library. Part 2 provides dozens of practical, easy-to-follow art project ideas that demonstrate how simple teaching green teen art projects can be. Book 2 - This book is a welcome reference for any classroom teacher. Sampling of Topics Covered in the Book: 1. Defining art. 2. Why teach art? 3. What do politicians think about art in the classroom. 4. What can you do to address the budget cuts? 5. Locate the link to the Core Standards initiative information. 6. What are the functions of art? 7. How do I teach art to children?

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.artmuseums.com/

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Al Converse About Al
Local author imageFrom press releases in Vietnam, articles for an economic magazine, and short stories, the author has been writing all his life. He attended high school in Coronado where the novel is set. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business from Boston University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He presently resides in Rancho Penasquitos.

Al's book
Local author imageBitch'n
Men have lusted for women since they climbed down out of the trees. Herman Harris had a bitch'n life--the big five, surfing, beach parties, and more sex than any guy could rightfully expect. Then, he fell for Liz, the girl with the best a** in Christendom ... and committed murder.

Book/publisher/site:
https://www.createspace.com/3916739/

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Robert Coons About Robert
Local author imageThe author has worked as an effective non-profit administrator and coach throughout southern California. Travel with him as he shares his experiences with low and poverty income youth and their desire to succeed.

Robert's book
Local author imageBoxing With God
This book illustrates the power of belief. It contains stories of several local youth who over came tremendous obsticles to become positive and productive members of our society.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Boxing-With-God-Robert-Coons/dp/098008055X/

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Maryruth Cox About Maryruth
The author has been privileged to live within walking distance of Torrey Pines Reserve for the past fifty-nine years.

Maryruth's book
Trail Notes
These poems were inspired by hiking on the trail in Torrey Pines Reserve.

Book/publisher/site:
Self-published by Cow Park Press

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Edward Cozza About Edward
Local author imageThe author is a Colorado native now living in Southern California. His first novel was written during travel around the United States and the world. He has traveled five continents, his favorite being North America, and is eight states shy of tramping in all fifty. Travel allowed for experiencing the different topography, cultures, and particularly for enjoying the diversity of language and conversation. A student of the finer things of life, he now writes at home with his two dogs and a bourbon nearby.


Edward's book
Local author imageNowhere Yet
Former friends and lost loves reconnect on a lively, soul-searching weekend in Palm Springs, each discovering they hold hopes long forgotten, each carrying fears that the best times of their lives may have already passed. The mending of emotional fences takes them further than they thought possible. Rekindled feelings and new awakenings show them some paths not previously considered.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.edwardcozzawriter.com/novels.html

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Frank Crimi About Frank
Local author imageThe author is a San Diego resident of thirty years. He spent his career working in the fields of education, health, and construction before he began a new career as a writer at midlife. He is married to his wife, Claire, and they have two sons, Matthew and Michael.

Frank's book
Local author imageRaining Frogs and Heart Attacks
When a person descends into madness, it comes along gradually and doesn't happen overnight. When the author lost his job after years in the corporate world, he also lost himself. After a time of uncertainty and a bit of fumbling, he decided to fulfill his lifelong goal: become a writer. A collection of honest, hilarious, and emotional stories, this book will draw you in and consistently entertain you as the author chronicles his quest to change his life at midstream and achieve his dream.

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

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Jennifer Crittenden About Jennifer
Local author imageRaised on a farm in southern Indiana by an idealistic professor and a feminist homemaker, and after language and film studies in Europe, the author was an unlikely candidate to graduate from a leading business school and enter corporate America. To her surprise, she excelled in her new world and spent the next twenty years building a scintillating career, rising from financial analyst to chief financial officer and corporate secretary, working for big pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the U.S., Europe, and the UK.

Jennifer's book
Local author imageThe Discreet Guide for Executive Women: How to Work Well with Women (and Other Difficulties)
Inspired to extend a helping hand to ambitious women working in corporate America, a veteran executive offers honest, practical, slightly irreverent advice about navigating companies that are run and populated predominately by men: how to interpret their sometimes surprising behavior, avoid common mistakes, flourish with the good guys, deal with the bad guys, and nurture a wonderful, satisfying career in a non-traditional role.

Book/publisher/site:
http://discreetguide.com/

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Ingrid Croce About Ingrid
The author is an artist, entrepreneur, restaurateur, singer-songwriter, and the author of "Thyme in a Bottle," an autobiographical cookbook, "The Jim Croce Anthology Songbook," and "The San Diego Restaurant Cookbook." She lives in San Diego and is married to her co-author, Jimmy Rock.

Ingrid's book
I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story
This book is a revealing biographical memoir of Jim Croce's life as told by the woman who knew him best: Ingrid Croce. The pair connected over music and fell madly in love when they were just kids --Ingrid a 16-year-old high school student in Philadelphia and Jim a sophomore at Villanova-- and they married just a few years later. The story she narrates is not always pretty, but it's honest, personal, and told with love.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com/dacapo/home.jsp

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Glenn Croston About Glenn
The author is a Ph.D. biologist, father, author, fan of green things, resident of Pacific Beach, and the author of books exploring ourselves and our world.

Glenn's books
The Real Story of Risk: Adventures in a Hazardous World and Gifts from the Train Station: The Healing Power of Helping Others
Book 1 - An exploration of the distorted ways we see the many risks of our world, from sharks to earthquakes and white collar crime. Book 2 - An inspirational book telling the stories of fourteen people who've overcome hard times to do great work for others.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.realstoryofrisk.com/ and http://www.giftsfromthetrainstation.org/

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Chet Cunningham About Chet
The author has lived fifty-two years in San Diego, and has published 326 books.

Chet's books
The Deer Springs Murders and Psychopathic Killer
Book 1 - Deer Springs,four men are killed in"accidents" in town. Who killed them? Book 2 - Killer runs amuck, who is this guy?

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.booksinmotion.com/

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Rosalie Cushman About Rosalie
Local author imageThe author is a professional SEO writer, memorist, and former public relations and marketing professional. She currently resides in Encinitas, CA.

Rosalie's book
Local author imageThe Man Confused By God
This twenty-first century memoir tells the tale of a Holocaust survivor, Bennet Mermel, as he survives five concentration camps, a short career as an opera singer and cantor, and a longer life as one of the early pioneers in Los Angeles' garment industry. Born of grit determination, humility and humor, the story is told by Mr. Mermel and the memorist/author with candor and tenderness. Collaborator: Bennet Mermel.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-Confused-God-ebook/dp/B006MAA44E/

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Melissa Cutler About Melissa
Local author imageThe author is a southern California native who divides her time between her dual passions for writing sexy, small town contemporary romances for Kensington and edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense for Harlequin.

Melissa's book
Local author imageThe Trouble with Cowboys
What happens when a chef falls in love with the bad-boy cattle rancher who happens to be her key restaraunt supplier? All kinds of yummy trouble.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.melissacutler.net/

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Melanie Dellas About Melanie
Local author imageThe author is a historian, children's book author, dancer, and a mom. Specializing in ancient civilizations and mythology, she has released three books for kids.

Melanie's book
Local author imageFantastic, Fabulous Creatures & Beasts, Volume 2
The second in a series of children's mythology books, this book covers cultures around the world.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.ChildrensMythologyBooks.com/

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Henry DeVries About Henry
Local author imageThe book's co-author is an assistant dean at UC San Diego Extension who annually teaches thousands of business owners and executives how to grow their companies and advance their careers. Co-author: Tom Searcy.

Henry's book
Local author imageHow to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett
When it comes to making deals, nobody does it better than Warren Buffett. This is the winning blueprint for making deals like the Oracle of Omaha.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.closelikebuffett.com/

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Tasha Donahue About Tasha
The author has published as a food editor, writer, columnist, and free lancer. Additionally, she produced and hosted a seven-part television series. She admits to having led an eccelectic life including missionary work in Ethiopia and taking on a younger lover in Paris. Her humor and insight enrolls immediately.

Tasha's book
Meet Me Under The Eiffel Tower
Fed up with the economy, a mid-life woman escapes to Paris. This triggers her insight and humor to deal with what comes her way. At the heart of the frivility lies a serious message for women everywhere - live life on your terms, fully, and without apology.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.createspace.com/3895697/

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Wayne Dosick About Wayne
The author a rabbi, and is a Spiritual Guide of the Elijah Minyan, host of SpiritTalk Live! on HealthyLife.net Internet radio. He is an international speaker and seminar leader, and award-winning author of eight previous critically-acclaimed books.

Wayne's book
The Real Name of God: Embracing the Full Essence of the Divine
The revolutionary discovery of the Bible's real Name of the Whole God, and a spiritual journey to a deep, personal, intimate, loving relationship with the Divine and ever-closer to a world of Oneness.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.GodisAnochi.com/

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Dan Downs About Dan
Local author imageThe author was born and raised in Los Angeles, and received a Bachelor's degree in history from CSULA. He worked in professional sports, and is co-founder and President of San Diego based NTN Communications.

Dan's book
Not My Son
Local author imageThis book is a historically based fictional novel that mostly takes place in San Diego. It is a story of a Special Ops Mission gone wrong, the Navy Seals who can't forget their failure, and a homicide that tears a city and country apart. The novel covers the ten-year period from 9/11 to Constitution Day on September 17, 2011.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.notmyson.net/a>

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Linda Dudik About Linda
The author received her B.A. degree in History in 1971 from Loyola-Marymount University, and her Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1978. She was a Professor of History at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA from 1975 until the spring of 2009. Six weeks after her retirement, she formed an educational nonprofit organization --the World War II Experience. It is dedicated to preserving the stories of the World War II Generation, especially those in San Diego's North County.

Linda's book
Sacrifice and Service: A World War II Paratrooper's Story
Dick Field wanted his World War II service to be "something different." It was. The nineteen-year-old guaranteed that when he volunteered to be a paratrooper. The Army assigned him to the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion. In August 1944, his unit participated in Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of southern France. They made airborne history in that campaign by carrying out the war's first daylight combat jump in Europe by American paratroopers. With the 551st's attachment to the 82nd Airborne Division, Dick fought in the Battle of the Bulge. In a letter to his wife months later, he admitted, "I have never seen such hell before." He survived that German counteroffensive, but the 551st did not. Based upon Dick's recollections and letters home, this is his story.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.wwiiexperience.com/

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Trish Dugger About Trish
Local author imageThe author has lived in Cardiff by the Sea for 60 years. Born in Chicago, and raised in Oak Park, Illinois, she married after two years of college. She and her husband moved to California and raised a family of one daughter and three sons. Widowed in 1998, she became a charter member of The Full Moon Poets. In 2005, she was proclaimed Poet Laureate of Encinitas. She is a charter member of "The Pleasures of Poetry Workshop," led by Harry Griswold. In 2009, she was a featured poet at the "Border Voices Poetry Fair" in San Diego.

Trish's book
Local author imageScrambled
This book is an eclectic collection of new and previously published poems, and it examines everyday events with humor, compassion, and irreverence -- all drawn from an indomitable will and served up with a rare gusto for life.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.gardenoakpress.com/

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Allen Dusk About Allen
Local author imageThe author has won numerous writing awards. Other than writing, he enjoys photography, geocaching, folklore, and old horror movies.

Allen's book
Local author imageShady Palms
A San Diego motel, haunted by rumors, becomes the center of a terrorism investigation.

Book/publisher/site:
http://allendusk.com/

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Alyce Dutile About Alyce
The author is an art historian/photographer graduate of San Diego State University. Her studio is in the East Village. Recent exhibits with SDIFF/MoPA/Jackson Lee Gallery/Mesa Art Gallery/Space 4 Art. Collaborator: Dr. Clariss Clo.

Alyce's book
Porte d' Acqua: a Photographic Journey Along the Back Canals of Venice
A richly saturated, fine art photographic exploration of the working areas of Venice, Italy with a Web site link that allows readers to take a real-time, virtual tour through the back canals of Venice.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.portedacqua.com/

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Online Local Author Exhibit E-F

Online Author Exhibit E-F

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Local Authors, 2012, E-F

Below are the local authors for 2012, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with E through F. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2012 is included with their listing.

Judy Eby  |  Jerry Ehrlich  |   Ann Elwood  |  Janet Eoff Berend  |   Dharlene-Marie Fahl  |  Rebecca Farnbach  |   Mark Feldmeir  |  Maxine Feller  |   Joanne Ferraro  |   Cornelia Feye  |  Jessie Fielden  |   Amy Finley  |   Mary Fisherov  |  Gary Fogel  |   Heather Fowler  |  Barry Friedman  | Friends of Los Penasquitos Canyon  |  


Judy Eby About Judy
The author has been a classroom teacher, a teacher educator, and a volunteer on both sides of the San Diego-Tijuana border --creating a children's library in Tijuana and music programs in San Diego libraries.

Judy's book
Free Trade
This book looks at a woman's midlife need to discover new challenges, and, at the same time, explores relations between one of the richest, most comfortable cities in the world and one of the poorest. This novel describes how people create both walls and bridges in America today, especially in border regions like Tijuana and San Diego. Full of stories of people who are born and raised on both sides of the border, it conveys how they view their own lives, and how they perceive the lives of others.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Free-Trade-Judy-W-Eby/dp/1477423117/

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Jerry Ehrlich About Jerry
The author attended Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles in 1930s, and then to Concordia College in Oakland, and then to Concorida Theological Seminary in St. Louis (B.A. and B.D). He was in the clergy for thirteen years. He has also received the M.A. degree from UMKC and a Ph.D. at Missouri University in Columbia. He has written five previous books.

Jerry's book
The Profound Charm of Plato: A Defense of His Greatness
This is a book which reflects the intellectual charm of Plato, and also has a defense of his greatness, In addition, it has an interpretation of Plato's "Laws" which represents his natural continuity of thought.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Profound-Charm-Plato-Greatness/dp/0971000050/

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Ann Elwood About Ann
She is a writer and historian.

Ann's books
A Provencal Mystery and Joan & Bella
Book 1 - A thrilling find, "a very rare, seventeenth century nun's diary," sends historian Pandora Ryan on a dangerous adventure into the beautiful countryside of Provence. Book 2 - After Joan, who has Alzheimer's Disease, goes to live at The Home on Second Street, it seems to those who love her that her life is essentially over. It isn't.

Book/publisher/sites:
http://www.amazon.com/A-Provencal-Mystery-Ann-Elwood/dp/1477692304/ and http://www.amazon.com/Joan-Bella-Extraordinary-Ann-Elwood/dp/1478209763/

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Janet Eoff Berend About Janet
Local author imageThe author loves to swim, surf, play music, read, cook and write. She teaches English at La Costa Canyon High School, and enjoys life with her husband, two kids, and dog in Encinitas, California. She doesn't drop in on vertical ramps, but deeply admires those who do.

Janet's book
Local author imageVertical
Skateboarder Josh Lowman wants to stop Lenny and his gang of hoodlums from terrorizing everyone in town. When Josh's best friend, Brendon, starts to hang out with Lenny and his crew, Josh is torn -- if he rats on Lenny, Brendon will never speak to him again; but if he keeps his mouth shut, who will be Lenny's next victim? Not sure what to do, Josh recruits Erin Campbell, a super smart girl in his English class. An unlikely pair, Josh and Erin join forces in an effort to do something about the Lenny factor and to stop Brendon from dropping out of their lives for good. Vertical is a middle grade novel, but what Josh Lowman discovers about friendship will resonate with readers of all ages. Just like dropping in on the vertical walls of skate ramps, sometimes being a true friend takes courage.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.breakawaybooks.com/

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Dharlene-Marie Fahl About Dharlene-Marie
The author is a certified tea specialist, tea sommelier, world tea traveler, and tea talks and tastings for seniors.

Dharlene-Marie's book
Sereni-Tea: Seven Sips to BLISS
In the time it takes to mindfully sip a cup of tea, you can change your life. In the quiet moments of serenity and surrender, while sipping, bliss presents itself. This is about finding and following your bliss with a cup of tea.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Sereni-Tea-Seven-Dharlene-Marie-Fahl/dp/0984460039/

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Rebecca Farnbach About Rebecca
Local author imageBetween the three authors, they have produced six books in this series. All avid historians, they have thoroughly researched their subjects and combed through public and private photo archives to find the images reproduced in this book. Co-authors: Loretta Barnett and Jeffery Harmon.

Rebecca's book
Local author imageImages of America: Old Town Temecula,
This book has 220 images and captions that portray the past and present of the changing face of Old Town Temecula.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.arcadia.com/

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Mark Feldmeir About Mark
Local author imageThe author is senior minister at San Dieguito UMC, a congregation of 1,100 members in North San Diego County, CA. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Claremont School of Theology, where he teaches homiletics. The author of two books, "Testimony to the Exiles: Sermons for GenXers and Other Postmoderns" (Chalice Press, 2003), and "Stirred Not Shaken: Themes for an Emerging Generation" (Chalice Press, 2005), the author has lectured at various conferences throughout the country on topics ranging from preaching, generational theory, evangelism, and pop culture. He received his B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and his M. Div. from Claremont School of Theology.

Mark's book
Local author imageYou Need to Get Out More: Four Practices for Hospitable Living
Once upon a time, we knew our neighbors -- their names, their stories, their hopes and dreams, their aches and awes. We shared meals with them. We shared our lives with them. We shared a deep commitment to the common good with them. Once upon a time, we reached out to the stranger -- with acts of mercy, with genuine respect and understanding, with charity and neighborliness. We shared our hands with them. We shared our treasures with them. We shared the sidewalk with them. But in an age of increasing isolation, mounting hostility, and palpable indifference, that time has largely come and gone. We do not get out nearly enough. We scarcely know our neighbors. We often fear the stranger.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/You-Need-Get-Out-More/dp/1479228214/

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Maxine Feller About Maxine
An accomplished artist and mother of three, the author moved to San Diego with her husband. When he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she began her writing career. She understands from experience the frustration of this awful disease for all parties. She dedicated the book to all widows and widowers to remind them life is a gift we call the present. It should be shared and used each day.

Maxine's book
The Time After Happily Ever After
After the death of her husband, Betty wails, "My life is over!" Will she abandon all visions of the future and wait for death as the reality of her own existence? Will she come to realize the end of her marriage was the start of the journey of self discovery? Enjoy reading how she comes to survive wiser, and more resilient, in the crucial moments of this book.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.Xlibris.com/

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Joanne Ferraro About Joanne
The author is Professor and Chair of History at San Diego State University. She is the author of "Family and Public Life in Brescia, 1580-1650." "The Foundations of Power in the Venetian State" (Cambridge University Press, 1993); "Marriage Wars in Late Renaissance Venice" (Oxford University Press, 2001), which was awarded best book from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize in Italian Historical Studies; and "Nefarious Crimes, Contested Justice: Illicit Sex in the Republic of Venice, 1557-1789" (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). She has conducted historical research in Venice for over 30 years, and is an International Associate of Venice's Ateneo Veneto.

Joanne's book
Venice: History of the Floating City A sweeping historical portrait of the floating city from its foundations to the present day. Informed by the most recent scholarship, the author recounts the unique building of Venice amidst an amphibious environment and identifies the Asian, European, and North African exchange networks that made it a vibrant and ethnically diverse Mediterranean cultural center. A refuge and a pilgrim stop; an international emporium and center of manufacture; a mecca of spectacle, theater, music, gambling, and sexual experimentation; and an artistic and architectural marvel, Venice's allure springs eternal in every phase of the city's fascinating history.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6676495/Venice/?site_locale=en_US

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Cornelia Feye About Cornelia
Local author imageThe author received her M.A. in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Tübingen, Germany. She lived in New York for five years working odd jobs until she landed a position at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art in Staten Island. After moving to California, she taught Eastern and Western Art History at several colleges in San Diego and is currently the School of the Arts and Arts Education Director at the Athenaeum, Music & Arts Library in La Jolla. In the 1970s she traveled around India, the Middle East, and South America for seven years and her various adventures on the road have found their way into her writing. Her novel, Book 2, an art mystery set in France, was published in 2011 and 2012 paperback, and won the San Diego Book Award for the mystery category. Her publications include art historical essays and reviews in English and German. She lives in Ocean Beach, CA, with her husband and two sons.

Cornelia's books
House of the Fox and Spring of Tears
Local author imageBook 1 - In California’s Anza Borrego Desert, a body is found in the Canyon Sin Nombre. The victim is identified as the artist Ramon Matus, whose death has far-reaching consequences for his parents, his brother, Raoul , his girlfriend, Lizzie, the Vega Stern family, the Southern California art community, and the inhabitants of the small town of Borrego Springs. A letter in the pocket of the dead man leads to Jerome Schlesinger, a self-help guru who conducts a Winter Solstice retreat in the luxurious desert resort Casa del Zorro. Can the key to solve the mystery be found in Ramon Matus’ complex and powerful art or in the U.S.-Mexico border conflict caused by human and drug traffickers? Book 2 - Vega Stern, art historian and mother, tries to live her dream as a writer in the countryside of France. After finding a pink shoe at the Spring of Tears of the medieval monastery on Mont Saint Odile in the Alsace, Vega Stern becomes entangled in the murder case of a young woman identified as Sarah Parker. She gets more and more deeply drawn into the dark and mysterious past of the victim, which was marred by disturbing childhood memories, paranoia, restlessness, art theft during the Nazi era, and drug abuse. The quest to solve the mystery leads to New York, Germany, and India, where works of art provide clues to finding the killer.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.corneliafeye.wordpress.com/

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Jessie Fielden About Jessie
Local author imageFielden is a retired registered nurse whose interests continue in improved health and self-empowerment of women. Her goal is to help women cultivate their authenticity and maximum potential.

Jessie's book
Local author imageFairy Tales for Real Women
Hope-filled collection of fiction stories that take women through life events that result in new potential, inner strengths, and enhanced self-esteem. The author offers readers a fresh interpretation of angelic assistance in the lives of humanity.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Tales-Women-Jessie-Fielden/dp/1452558043/

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Amy Finley About Amy
The author was the season 3 winner of "Food Network Star," and host of "The Gourmet Next Door," and is a regular contributor to "Edible San Diego" and "Riviera Magazine," among other publications.

Amy's book
How to Eat a Small Country: A Family's Pursuit of Happiness, One Meal at a Time
Reeling from a dramatic run-in with food reality tv, the author and her family move to a rural French farm to heal and rediscover the pleasures of the regional French table.

Book/publisher/site:
http://howtoeatasmallcountry.com/

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Mary Fisherov About Mary
Local author imageThe author is an internationally published writer of literary fiction whose novels have been translated into German, Spanish, and French. She has been awarded several literary prizes in her native Russia. This is her first work in English. She is on the Classics faculty at a California university.

Mary's book
Local author imageLove's Destiny Foretold
This book is a sweeping historical love story that brings together an exiled Russian countess, an opera singer, and a world-traveling playboy in the slums and mansions of 1890s New York City. It is a combination of delicious action and witty surprises, a delightful confection of a book for fans of larger-than-life storytelling (think "Moulin Rouge"), epic romance, and some sly observations of "revolutionaries."

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Destiny-Foretold-Mary-Fisherov/dp/0615653618/

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Gary Fogel About Gary
Local author imageThe author, a native San Diegan, is CEO of Natural Selection, Inc., and an active soaring enthusiast and gliding historian in San Diego. Collaborator: Craig S. Harwood.

Gary's book
Local author imageQuest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West
This book reveals the life of John J. Montgomery, who made the first controlled flights with a heavier-than-air flying machine in the Western Hemisphere, and from a location near San Diego.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.oupress.com/ECommerce/Book/Detail/1688/

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Heather Fowler About Heather
Local author imageShe is the author of the story collections "Suspended Heart", "People with Holes," and "This Time, While We're Awake" (forthcoming). She received her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University. Her work has been published online and in print in the U.S., England, Australia, and India, and appeared in such venues as PANK, Night Train, storyglossia, Surreal South, JMWW, Prick of the Spindle, Short Story America, and others. She has been nominated for both the storySouth Million Writers Award and Sundress Publications Best of the Net. Her poetry and fiction have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Heather's book
Local author imagePeople with Holes
Hailed as "magic realism at its finest," the author's stories reveal the small but essential truths that motivate sex, love, and tragedy in relationships. Previously compared to Franz Kafka, Shirley Jackson, and the love child of Joyce Carol Oates and Angela Carter, her voice flips in tone and cadence in ways that delight her readers.

Book/publisher/site:
http://pinknarc.com/

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Barry Friedman About Barry
Local author imageThe author is a retired orthopaedic surgeon who served as Medical Officer on USS Russell from 1943 to 1945.

Barry's book
Local author imageSurvivor: USS Russell A World War II Destroyer
From the pre-Pearl Harbor Battle of the Atlantic to sixteen major engagements in the Pacific, the USS Russell survived the bloody conflict of World War II and she brought her crew home alive.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.barryf.com/

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Friends of Los Peñasquitos Canyon About Friends of Los Peñasquitos Canyon
The Friends of Los Peñasquitos Canyon is a non-profit volunteer organization that seeks to preserve and maintain the Los Peñasquitos Canyon for the benefit of general public and generations to follow.

Friends of Los Peñasquitos Canyon's book
Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve Map
This publication is a map of various hiking and biking trails through the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. It includes information about local fauna and flora.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sunbeltpub.com/

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Online Local Author Exhibit G-H

Online Author Exhibit G-H

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Local Authors, 2012, G-H

Below are the local authors for 2012, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with G through H. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2012 is included with their listing.

G. George  |   Kevin Gerard  |  Ken Glaser  |   Bruce Glassman  |   Peyton Goddard  |  Lisa Monaco Gonzales  |   Great News! Cooking School  |  M. W. Greenwood  |   T. Greenwood  |  Janice Groves Todd  |   Deana Gunn  |   Winona Gunther  |   Steve Haberman  |  Carol Haines  |  David Hall  |   Gloria Harris and Hannah Cohen  |  William Harding  |   Guy Harrison  |  Christine Hartwell  |   Cheryl Healey  |  Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes  |  Nancy Hendrickson  |   Henry Herz  |   Martin Hill  |  Lois Joy Hofmann  |   Mark Holmes  |  Marion Moss Hubbard  | Justin Hudnall  |   Cammy May Hunnicutt  |   Una Hynum  |  


G. George About G.
The author is from Southern California. He lives in the Inland Empire with his wife, youngest daughter, and granddaughter. Born in the mid 1950's in Los Angeles, he grew up in San Diego. Several years back, the author and his wife lost their middle daughter and their son-in-law in two seperate but tragic deaths. Although the character in this novel seem to mirror G's life, this is not an autobiography. However, he does use his personal experiences to write this twisted tale of fate.

G.'s book
Another Job
A classic battle of good and evil, depicted in San Diego in the present. Jo Bethany a worldwide, and world-renowned, evangelist, unwittingly battles an evil malevolent adversary (Phear). When Phear's evil plans fail to achieve their intended results, Phear sets out to completely destroy Jo Bethany by any means necessary.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Another-Job-G-George/dp/1465369384/

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Kevin Gerard About Kevin
Local author imageThe author lives in San Diego, CA, with his wife and four crazy cats. Aside from writing fantasy for young readers, he teaches sociology and statistics at California State University, San Marcos.

Kevin's book
Local author imageDiego's Dragon, Book Two: Dragons of the Dark Rift
2012 is upon us. The Mayan calendar predicts a momentous event for the future of Diego's world. Is it a new age of spiritual rebirth, or the catastrophic destruction of Earth?Diego and Magnifico must combine forces with the Sol Dragones to allow the true Mayan prophecy to unfold.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Diegos-Dragon-Book-Two-Dragons/dp/0985980206/

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Ken Glaser About Ken
Local author imageThe author, Master Photographer/MA Communications, has been a professional photographer for thirty years. He currently writes and produces educational media and lives in San Diego.

Ken's book
Local author imageElemental Journeys: Career Callings from Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Intimate interviews and dynamic photographs with inspiring men and women who found their passionate careers in earth, air, fire, or water.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.elementaljourneys.com/

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Bruce Glassman About Bruce
Local author imageThe author is president of Chefs Press, a San Diego-based publisher that creates beautiful books about food, beer, and the culinary world.

Bruce's book
Local author imageBrew Food: Great Beer-Inspired Appetizers, Main Courses, and Desserts
If you love beer, you'll LOVE this book. That's because this book will show you there's actually something better than drinking beer: drinking beer AND cooking with it.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.chefspress.com/product/brew-food/

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Peyton Goddard About Peyton
Local author imageLocal author imageDianne Goddard and her daughter Peyton live in Point Loma, where they continue to advocate for inclusion of all people in our schools and community life.

Peyton's book
Local author imageLocal author imagei am intelligent: From Heartbreak to Healing - A Mother and Daughter's Journey through Autism
The true story of Peyton Goddard, a young woman with severe autism, and her family, who never gave up on her. She became the first person using supported typing to graduate valedictorian from college. Collaborators: Dianne Goddard. Carol Cujec, Ph.D. of Scripps Ranch, San Diego.

Book/publisher/site:
http://globepequot.com/i_am_intelligent-9780762779253

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Lisa Monaco Gonzales About Lisa
Local author imageShe is an author and advocate of child safety. She graduated from Bryant University in Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in business. Her corporate background is in sales, marketing, and training. As a survivor of sexual abuse, she learned very early to push through obstacles with persistence and resilience. Through her speaking, she brings resources and tools to help adults guard children against sexual predators. Through her children's books, she empowers our adults of the future to speak out. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now resides in sunny San Diego with her loving husband and two beautiful children.

Lisa's book
Local author imageJesse's Dream
The author also illustrated this book. She produced the book during the 1970s, while in grade school. What makes this insightful masterpiece authentic is its original manuscript kept intact. The text and drawings remain untouched. It is the digital artistry enhancements that transform the visual experience into a twenty-first century icon.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.lisamonacogonzales.com/

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Great News! Cooking School About Great News! Cooking School
For more than 20 years, Great News! has been one of San Diego's premier gourmet destinations, a quality cookware store, and popular cooking school.

Great News! Cooking School's book
Local author imageGreat Food! Four Seasons of the Best Classes, Recipes, Equipment, Techniques, and Tips
This book is a special compilation of Great News! Cooking School's best menus and recipes, along with cooking tips and hints about using kitchen tools that will inspire chefs of all skill levels.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.chefspress.com/product/great-food/

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M. W. Greenwood About M. W.
This book was written by an established author under the pseudonym M. W. Greenwood to protect the privacy of those whose lives the book is based on.

M. W.'s book
Local author imageWhen Lilacs First in the Dooryard Bloom'd: The Inevitable Life, Death, And Rebirth Of An All-Amercan Dream Boy
The emotional death and rebirth of a man who anesthetizes the emptiness of his life until his wife's mental illness, the dark side of psychotherapy, betrayal, violence, and death shatter his illusion.

Book/publisher/site:
https://www.createspace.com/4011900/

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T. Greenwood About T.
Local author imageT. Greenwood is the author of seven novels. She lives in San Diego with her husband and their two daughters where she writes, teaches, and studies photography.

T.'s book
Local author imageGrace
Thirteen year old Trevor Kennedy, bullied for years, seeks solace in photography. But this passion, misunderstood by those closest to him, threatens his family already on the verge of implosion.

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

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Janice Groves Todd About Janice
Local author imageThe author is a native San Diegan that is passionate about making a difference in her community and globally through service organizations such as Soroptimist International where she served as President of the South Cities club. She is an active Rotary member, whose focus is providing safe sustainable drinking water and sanitation to the villages of Africa. She is the host of FYI, a live radio talkshow, and also hosts a television show on local cable tv. She is a poet, author, and spoken word artist. Collaborators: Vickie Butcher, Jewel Diamond Taylor.

Janice's book
Local author imagePraise Poetry and Propaganda
This book is an inspirational book of poetry that pays tribute to God and her family as she includes the importance of one's geneaology along with how to find information for a beginner. She also recognizes community members and events that had great impact as a whole. The Propaganda pages address many controversial issues such as social injustices --effects of war and poverty, HIV AIDS epidemic, and more. She also conveys a universal message of hope to the reader.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Praise-Poetry-Propaganda-Janice-Groves/dp/0983546894/

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Deana Gunn About Deana
Local author imageThe author lives in Encinitas, CA, with her husband and two children. When she's not shopping at Trader Joe's, she doing yoga, pottery, gardening, playing guitar, and spending time with her family.

Deana's books
Local author imageLocal author imageCooking with Trader Joe's Cookbook: Vegetarian and Cooking with Trader Joe's Cookbook: Gluten-Free
The series of "Cooking with Trader Joe's" cookbooks are filled with easy and delicious recipes that use ingredients from Trader Joe's. The newest titles in the series are "Vegetarian" and "Gluten-Free." Collaborator: Wona Miniati.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.cooktj.com/cookbooks/

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Winona Gunther About Winona
Local author imageThe author, the fourth of twelve children, writes of her childhood memories in this book. While raising two children, she hosted a radio interview program and later became a realtor. Retired, she lives in the home she shared with her late husband in Solana Beach, CA, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Winona's book
Local author imagePapa Said
The story of a little girl, her three brothers and two sisters, who lived as pioneer children with their parents in the 1920s on a self-sustaining 240-acre Indiana farm. Their story is filled with excitement, humor, drama, tragedy, hope, and faith.

Book/publisher/site:
http://bookstore.inspiringvoices.com/Products/SKU-000579936/Papa-Said.aspx

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Steve Haberman About Steve
Local author imageThe author has a B. A. Degree from the University of Texas, and has visited Europe extensively. Many of these cities, he's used in his stories. Darkness and Blood, a sequel, will also occur in various European locales. The books are available in ebook format.

Steve's books
Local author imageMurder Without Pity and The Killing Ploy
Book 1 - Paris, dark with riots over police killings and Far Right demagogues. Here state criminal investigator Stanislas Cassel works at the Palace of Justice. During an investigation, Cassel meets a beautiful Jewish woman, whose family the Germans killed. Haunted by this, she tries to alert him to the Far Right's re-emergence, but to no avail. Tragedy strikes. Book 2 - Pablo de Silva is an agent in a CIA unit, whose work includes surveillance and killing. On a Berlin mission he fails to save a fellow agent, also his lover. Despondent, held now in low regard by his colleagues, he gets transferred. Off he goes to San Diego and beyond, not realizing he's slipped again into a dangerous world.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.parismurdermysteries.com/

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Carol Haines About Carol
Local author imageThe author is a Southern California based freelance writer. After raising her family and retiring from business, she has shifted her focus to sharing a lifetime of lessons learned and wisdom earned, through her articles, short stories, blog, and books. From surviving cancer to traveling the world, her experiences are broad and varied. Sometimes referred to as an old soul, with a glass half full attitude, Carol offers common sense advice and comfort to those who seek her out.

Carol's book
Local author imageLiving Fit After Fifty: A Guide for the Post-Menopausal Woman
Post-menopausal women battle fatigue, stress, and weight gain, especially belly fat, according to the "International Journal of Obesity." But, unlike our mothers, our generation wants to fight back. For us, sixty is the new forty. But, where do we go for our battle plan? Unable to find a program addressing the specific fitness needs of post-menopausal women, author and woman living fit after fifty, the author, compiled this all-inclusive handbook to get us looking and feeling younger. No matter your fitness level, these pages will help you get the most out of this wonderful time of life.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.carolannhaines.com/

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David Hall About David
Local author imageThe author was born in Oklahoma, attended OK and CA public schools, OK University, Tulsa University, Harvard Law School. He's a father, wed 57 years, with three children, six grandchildren, and is a former Governor. He's been a lawyer, professor, worked in Mideast business, was a Senior Olympic athlete, and is 82 years young.

David's book
Local author imageTwisted Justice, a Memoir of Conspiracy and Personal Politics
A memoir of the author's career as Oklahoma govenor, Watergate target, wrongly convicted federal prisoner, the power of forgiveness, a compelling love story, and the miracle of optimism.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-61862-993-7/

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William Harding About William
Local author imageThe author/editor has written three novels, "Rainbow," "Young Hart," and "Mill Song," and one children's book, "Alvin's Famous No-Horse," all from Henry Holt. The founder of Garden Oak Press, he publishes the "San Diego Poetry Annual." He is a member of The Authors Guild, the Writers Guild of America (West), and ASCAP.

William's book
Local author imageSan Diego Poetry Annual 2011-12
This annual volume has 325 poems from 226 poets, including a bilingual section of 51 poets, from every corner of our region, celebrating the diversity of talent in San Diego.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.gardenoakpress.com/

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Gloria Harris and Hannah Cohen About Gloria and Hannah
Local author image HarrisHarris - The author began her career as a psychologist after receiving her doctorate from the University of Washington. She co-authored "Assertive Training for Women" (1975) and "Surviving Infidelity" (2005). She has served as Chair of the San Diego Commission on the Status of Women and the County Mental Health Board. In 2010, she was inducted into the San Diego Women's Hall of Fame. Local author image CohenCohen - She has a M.S. degree in Library and Information Sciences and an advanced diploma in Educational Administration. Early in her career, she worked in the public library system in New York and was then Director of Communications and Media where she was responsible for the development of library media centers in a large public school system. For most of her career, she worked as a public affairs consultant for numerous non-profit organizations assisting in capacity building, fund development, and advocating for policy changes for the underserved. She worked closely with business and government officials to develop policy and legislation. Ms. Cohen has been deeply involved in advocating for women's equality and the rights of the underprivileged, and she serves on numerous boards promoting awareness of these issues. She is currently a board member of the Women's Museum of California.

Gloria and Hannah's book
Local author imageWomen Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present
Women have played an important role in every step of history, but the accomplishments of many of them have been overlooked. My co-authored book tells the stories of California trailblazers who embody the spirit, determination, and creative characteristics that have defined our state. Each woman profiled has a story to tell that personifies her struggles to achieve a dream and in turn pave the way for generations of others. Included are pioneering suffragists, reformers, environmentalists, architects, doctors, lawyers, and entertainers from every walk of life that have strengthened and contributed to our state's history. Co-author: Hannah S. Cohen.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.historypress.net/catalogue/bookstore/books/Women-Trailblazers-of-California/9781609496753

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Guy Harrison About Guy
Local author imageThe author is an award-winning writer, business owner, and the author of "50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God" and "Race and Reality." He is also a columnist.

Guy's book
Local author image50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True
Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or perhaps you're trying to find a nice way of dissuading someone from wasting money on homeopathy. Or you met someone at a party who insisted the Holocaust never happened or that no one ever walked on the moon. How do you find a gently persuasive way of steering people away from unfounded beliefs, bogus cures, conspiracy theories, and the like? The author, a longtime skeptic, shows you how in this down-to-earth, entertaining exploration of commonly held extraordinary claims.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.prometheusbooks.com/

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Christine Hartwell About Christine
The author grew up in San Diego, and attended SDSU and CCSU in Texas. She loves to read and writes books that she hopes others will love, as well as writing lyrics and music.

Christine's book
Dooley Rue Who Are You?,
A young girl and her puppy spend an adventurous day trying to solve the meaning of alphabet letters scattered everywhere they play.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.christinehartwellauthor.com/

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Cheryl Healey About Cheryl
Local author imageCheryl Healey is the sensitive child advocate and an ADHD solutions expert. She is one of the children she is here to help. As a certified natural health professional and life coach with psychic abilities, the author has successfully healed many of her own symptoms and conditions naturally. She can help you discover the cause of issues and the roadmap to healing body, mind and spirit naturally so you can create the results you desire.

Cheryl's books
Local author imageLocal author imageFamily Harmony with Sensitive Children - A Holistic Model for ADHD Wellness, ADHD Wellness Program, and Angel Meets The Projector
Book 1 - Do you want to know the cause of ADHD symptoms? Would it help you to know how to prevent a diagnosis of ADHD for your children and your grandchildren? If you are tired of the same old story about wellness, this book is definitely for you. Book 2 - Some very wise doctors have gone beyond the accepted meme attributed to children diagnosed as ADHD and are testing for underlying causes. When the root causes are healed, the symptoms subside naturally. Book 3 - In this second edition, you will meet a little girl called Angel. As everyone does, Angel sometimes misunderstands people and situations which can make her feel badly about herself. One day, a super-hero by the name of The Projector visits Angel to teach her about the power of projection.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.thegiftofyou.com/

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Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes About Ishmael
Local author imageThe author is a native San Diego writer and co-editor of the "Magee Park Anthology." He also writes lyrics for German opera singer Andrea Hoerkens.

Ishmael's book
Local author imageIntimate Geography Poems
This book is an international trek through many of this century's major events. A journey where the boundaries between person and place, language, and life counterintuitivly vanish under the lens of poetry. From Ragged Sky Press.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.raggedsky.com/intimate-geography/

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Nancy Hendrickson About Nancy
The author is an expert in Internet genealogy and a contributing editor at "Family Tree Magazine."

Nancy’s book
Discover Your Family History Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Genealogy Search
The Internet has made millions of records available to search any time, anywhere. Start finding your ancestors with just a few strokes of a keyboard using the detailed instruction in this book. Inside you'll find: An overview of where and how to start your family history research; detailed descriptions of the best online databases for family historians; hundreds of helpful Web sites to further your research; step-by-step search instructions to help you find exactly what you're looking for; ideas for connecting with fellow researchers and distant relatives through social media, blogging and newsletters special resources for researching American Indian, African-American, and Jewish ancestors.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.fwmedia.com/

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Henry Herz About Henry
Collaborators: Josh and Harrison Herz are the elementary school-aged serial entrepreneurs and first-time children's book authors and promoters.

Henry's book
Nimpentoad
Little Nimpentoad is tired of being picked on by the bigger creatures of the ancient forest. He convinces his fellow Niblings to make the perilous journey to a castle where they hope to find refuge.

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

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Martin Hill About Martin
Local author imageThe author spent more than 20 years as a staff reporter and editor for newspapers and magazines, before becoming a military analyst specializing in battlefield medical operations for the Navy. His freelance credits include Reader's Digest, LIFE, Newsweek, Omni, American History, Coast Guard Magazine, and many more. Much of his freelance work involves historical topics, especially military history. He was a lead contributor to the 1995 WWII anthology, "From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki: America at War," published by the Retired Officer Association (now called the Military Officer Association). He also writes a blog on politics and history, "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow," for Open Salon. In addition to writing nonfiction, Hill also writes short fiction. His short stories have appeared in such publications as "Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine," "San Diego Magazine," and "San Diego Writer's Monthly."

Martin's books
Local author imageLocal author imageDuty: Suspense and Mystery Stories from the Cold War and Beyond and The Killing Depths
Book 1 - A collection of previously published and new military mystery/suspense short stories by the author. Book 2 - The USS Encinitas, the first attack submarine crewed by both men and women, stalks the Crescent Moon, a renegade Iranian sub armed with nuclear-tipped missiles. But another predator hides aboard the American sub, a murderer who has already left a trail of dead women behind on shore.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B009FMHAR0/

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Lois Joy Hofmann About Lois
Local author imageThe author sailed around the world for eight years, visiting 62 countries. She enjoys writing, speaking, and photography. "Hofmann's Maiden Voyage" won first place in the San Diego book awards, for the non-fiction travel category.

Lois' book
Local author imageIn Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss: Sailing the South Pacific
Lois and Gunter Hofmann sail from San Diego to Australia aboard their 43-foot catamaran, "Pacific Bliss," continuing their challenging but fulfilling circumnavigation. In this second book of the nautical trilogy, they face adversity, but gain renewal and reward.

Book/publisher/site:
http://loisjoyhofmann.com/

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Mark Holmes About Mark
Local author imageThe author is a photographer and technical writer who teaches digital photography workshops in San Diego.

Mark's book
Local author imageDigital SLR Photography eLearning Kit For Dummies
Part of the famous "for Dummies" series of instructional books, this book teaches the basics of DSLR photography in easy-to-understand terms and includes a compact disc or online interactive training course.

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

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Marion Moss Hubbard About Marion
Local author imageMarion Moss Hubbard, Ph.D., is the Principal Consultant of Heroic Journey Consulting. Through workshops, classes, and personalized coaching, she helps individuals and organizations move through their process of change with greater clarity, ease, and long lasting results. She is also author of "Work as a Heroic Journey: Use the Workplace to Evolve Your Character and Consciousness," "Removing Your Mask: No More Hiding from Your Truth," and "Messengers of Wisdom: Ten Ways the People You Work with Can Evolve Your Heroic Character."

Marion's book
Local author imageThe Heroic Path to Self-Forgiveness: Change Your Story, Change Your Life
We each have stories we tell ourselves. These stories can either be self-sabotaging or life-affirming. This is especially true with self-forgiveness. Using the "heroic journey" as a metaphor for change, this book can help you release the tight grip of your self-judgment shackles, so you can experience the gift of forgiveness from inside out. With stories, exercises and food for thought, the book helps you make peace with your past and create your personalized story of wholeness, joy and self-fulfillment.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.heroicjourney.com/

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Justin Hudnall About Justin
Local author imageLocal author image"The Far East: Everything Just As It Is" was made possible through a Creative Catalyst Program Fellowship, awarded by the San Diego Foundation to Justin Hudnall. The author serves as the Executive Director of So Say We All, a San Diego non-profit literary arts collective. Collaborators, Book 1 - Mindy Solis, Missy Solis, Corie Bales, and Sydney Brown. Collaborator, Book 2 - Ryan Bradford.

Justin's books
Local author imageLocal author imageThe Far East: Everything Just As It Is and Last Night On Earth
Book 1 - This book is an attempt to create a people's history of San Diego's East County through the prism of stories, poems, photography, journalism, and more from over 45 very different residents. Book 2 - This book chronicles the fictional final day before the end of the world through the perspectives of 20 different writers from all over the world, speaking from their real lives.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sosayweallonline.com/

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Cammy May Hunnicutt About Cammy May
The author has been a scholarship athlete, a model for sportswear and bikinis, a lingerie model, exotic dancer ... and worse.

Cammy May's book
Considerations Prior To Shooting Your Boyfriend Right In The Nuts
The final solution to the boy friend problem. Girls, let the author show you how to make the ultimate relationship statement.

Book/publisher/site:
http://AdoroBooks.com/

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Una Hynum About Una
The author was born in Providence RI, is a graduate of San Diego State University, nominated for the Pushcart, and is a member of Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Una's book
Wooden Rain
Forty-three pages of accessible poetry, dealing with life and death.

Book/publisher/site:
Self-published

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Online Local Author Exhibit I-J

Online Author Exhibit I-J

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Local Authors, 2012, I-J

Below are the local authors for 2012, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with I through J. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2012 is included with their listing.

Pascal Imperato   |    John Inman   |   Jack Innis   |   James Irving   |    David Isley   |    Carolle Jean-Murat   |   William Jenkins   |    Cynthia Jenson-Elliott   |    Sally John   |   Paul Johnson   |    T. J. Johnson   |   Anthony Jones   |   Susan Jones   |   


Pascal Imperato About Pascal
The author, an M.D., began writing and editing in high school, creative writing at Johns Hopkins, and journal writing at Duke University Hospital. A member of San Diego Christian Writers Guild and their critique group, he now lives, loves, and writes in Fallbrook under the pen name of John Pascal.

Pascal’s books
The Bee and Domes
Book 1 - Spero 235 manages a daring escape from Earth's future dictator by borrowing a time relocator. He is aided by a present day man, a "human" computer, and two women. One weilds brilliance, the other, love. Book 2 - This book begins the struggle to regain freedom for humanity. With no weapons, they still hope for victory.

Book/publisher/site:
http://johnpascal.com/

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John Inman About John
Local author imageThe author has been writing fiction since he was a kid. He grew up on a small farm in Indiana and now calls San Diego his home. These are his second and third published books.

John's books
Local author imageLocal author imageA Hard Winter Rain and Shy
Book 1 - Sean Andros is tired of hustling. Just when he thinks things can't get any worse, an old terror from his past resurfaces and he finds himself in a fight for his life. Book 2 - This book is a gay romantic comedy about two young men who suffer from social anxiety disorder and how they meet and fell in love.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/

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Jack Innis About Jack
Local author imageThe author is an award-winning journalist who has written extensively on weird and wonderful events, places, and people in San Diego history.

Jack's book
Local author imageThe Torrey Pines Hermit: Cave Artist Lived in State Park for 20 Years
The book brings together for the first time the extraordinary account of a religious artist who lived in a hand-dug cave at Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve for twenty years.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/93794314/The-Torrey-Pines-Hermit

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James Irving About James
Alchemetic lithogriphist.

James' book
Holy Figuronly
Alchemisticalistic galaxy.

Book/publisher/site:
Self renderings publisher

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David Isley About David
Local author imageAs a writer, the author has coined the philosophy that "writing releases what the soul cries out for us to hear." In his first book, "Through The Eyes of A Foster Child: A Poetic Journey," he released his soul to the power of pen in an effort to allow not only his voice to be heard; but the voices of millions of foster children that still reside in the system. In 2009, he became a freelance writer for the Examiner as San Diego Foster Families Examiner, an online writing site. In 2010, he released his second book, "Before I Was Born: I Saw The World Through Your Eyes," which is a book of poetry and prose for children. In 2011, he released this third book, a book that will allow one to take a journey into their own soul.

David's book
Local author imageThe Essence of Wisdom and Life
This is a remarkable compilation of inspirational poems, stories, and photographic art that depict various moments of realization in life. The author supplies the reader with a variety of wonderful ideals to live by. These ideals serve as reminders about the benefits of making positive changes in our lives and the positive impacts that we can have on the lives of others.

Book/publisher/site:
http://booksbydaisley.wix.com/dahveed#!

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Carolle Jean-Murat About Carolle
Local author imageThe author is an intuitive healer, a gynecologist by training, who works with those who are ready to heal and want a healthy path to a quality life.

Carolle's book
Local author imageVoodoo In My Blood: A Healer's Journey from Surgeon to Shaman
This book is about a U.S. trained Obgyn raised in Haiti who could intuitively see the root cause of her patient's illness, struggling to reconcile Western medicine with her healing heritage. A spiritual journey of self-discovery; an awakening to live "close to the bones" of innate identity.

Book/publisher/site:
http://bettieyoungsbooks.com/

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William Jenkins About William
Local author imageThe author is a former university professor, IT Manager, and ordained minister.

William’s book
Local author imageThree Steps to Integrity: The ABC Model
The author steps you through your Actions, Beliefs, and Character (ABC) as the framework to understanding integrity, and provides simple tools to help improve your moral character.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781624197727&HC_ISBN=

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Cynthia Jenson-Elliott About Cynthia
Local author imageThe author is the author of ten books of nonfiction for children. She is a teacher and environmental educator.

Cynthia's books
Local author imageLocal author imagePirate Ships Ahoy!, Life Under the Pirate Code, Pirates' Tools for Life at Sea, The Most Famous Pirates
Four books about pirates for children grades 2 and up. "Pirate Ships Ahoy!" is a non-fiction Hi-Lo Reader about all aspects of pirate ships -- types of ships, a tour through a ship, how ships were maintained, what they were used for, and more.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.capstonepub.com/search/advanced?Mode=SEARCH_RESULT&txtPRODUCT_AUTHOR=Cindy%20Jenson-Elliott/

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Sally John About Sally
The author has published 18 novels and one short story, and she lives in Oceanside with her husband and her new set of characters.

Sally's book
Heart Echoes
After an earthquake, fault lines crack open in Los Angeles' divorce attorney Teal Morgan-Adams' life. Will her new marriage go down the drain if she reveals the identity of her teen daughter's biological dad?

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.tyndale.com/

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Paul Johnson About Paul
The author is a graphic artist with archaeology interests and experience.

Paul's book
Local author imageLords of Time Maya Calendar 2013
This book is a 2013 desk calendar/book with illustrated introduction to Maya calendar structure and history. The calendar pages synchronize Gregorian and Maya calendar systems with Maya date glyphs.

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

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T. J. Johnson About T. J.
The author is a Bible teacher, an SDCCD Instructor, and an author of Bible study crosswords and books.

T. J.'s book
The Genesis Men: Noah & Sons
Bible study of Noah's family covering Genesis 7-11. Designed for individual or small groups. Genealogy - Adam to Jacob and Rachel. Earlier Genesis chapters covered in "The Genesis Men: Adam & Sons."

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.hayneskid.com/

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Anthony Jones About Anthony
Local author imageThe author is a long-time Ocean Beach resident.

Anthony's book
Local author imageThe Sex Offender Registry is a Prelude to Tyranny
This book abides not about-for-against sex offenders, albeit abides over 600 pages adjunct documentations, dissecting The Sex Offender Registry – AKA S.O.R. - under an electron microscope, and exposing in reality that this is an unconstitutional Government control zone monitoring helpless Americans embedded in a 24/7 surveillanceinfrastructure, AKA, George Orwell's "1984." This book documents and is a warning that the sex offender registry abides a Trojan horse law with an anonymous agenda to slowly cast all Americans into a High Tech Surveillance Infrastructure Government control zone code named The American Registry that is being perfected-tested on sex offenders confined in the sex offender registries.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/111504504/The-Sex-Offender-Registry-is-a-Prelude-to-Tyranny

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Susan Jones About Susan
The author is a fifth generation native San Diegan. She is a teacher, lecturer, master calligraphist and award-winning artist and photographer. She established her own studio in 1975, creating art for colleges, business and individuals for more than four decades. "Barney" is inspired by the youngest of her four grandchildren.

Susan's book
Adventure with Barney
Spend the day with Barney the Bear and his best friend, Ida Mae. This is a delightful trip through a thrilling day, full of exciting choices. Join Barney and Ida Mae in their special place as they plan their adventures for the day.

Book/publisher/site:
http://ladybugart.net/

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Online Local Author Exhibit K-L

Online Author Exhibit K-L

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Local Authors, 2012, K-L

Below are the local authors for 2012, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with K through L. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2012 is included with their listing.

Glenda Kacev and Slyvia Roth   |   Ben Kamin   |   Donna Keeley   |   Dorothy Kegler   |    Evan Keliher   |   Maria Kelmis   |   Lynne Kennedy   |    Lisa Kessler   |    Christa Kinde   |   Martha Kinkade   |    Nancy Klann-Moren   |    Greg Koch   |    Jane Kolar   |   Peggy Korody   |    Thad Kousser   |    Frank Kyle   |   Lake San Marcos Writers Guild   |   Alex Landon   |    Susan Madden Lankford   |    Batton Lash   |   Maxine Levaren   |   Pat Libby   |    Alyce Lewis   |    Arlene Lighthall   |    C. A. Lindsay   |   Teresa Link   |    Amy Locklin   |    Linda Loegel   |    T. Collins Logan   |   Richard Louv   |   Midnite Love   |   David Lucero   |   


Glenda Kacev and Sylvia Roth About Glenda
The authors' experience as early childhood educators and years of practicing yoga combine to create a positive energy which we hope to nurture in young children through this yoga method.

Glenda's book
Bal Yoga for Kids
This book is a fun and easy method to teach kids yoga poses from A - Z, with a book and sing-a-long CD and DVD. The book includes familiar melodies, photographs, and whimsical illustrations that stretch the body and imagination. Our method is designed for children 3 and up, to have fun and learn through play. Co-author: Sylvia Roth.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.balyogaforkids.com/

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Ben Kamin About Ben
Local author imageHe is an author, rabbi, speaker, community leader, and facilitator of inclusive life-cycle moments. He is the author of eight books and hundreds of articles, including several in "The New York Times," about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement.

Ben's book
Local author imageRoom 306: The National Story of the Lorraine Motel
A tragic landmark in the civil rights movement, the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, is best known for what occurred there on April 4, 1968. As he stood on the balcony of Room 306, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, ending a golden age of nonviolent resistance, and sparking riots in more than one hundred cities. A moving and emotional account that comprises a panorama of voices, the book is ultimately an oral history of the U.S. civil rights movement.

Book/publisher/site:
http://msupress.msu.edu/bookTemplate.php?bookID=4347

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Donna Keeley About Donna
Local author imageThe author, who has wanted to be a writer since age twelve, lives in Escondido with her two sons and a cat.

Donna's book
Local author imageHaving a Whaley of a Time
Shannon MacIntyre finds she can talk to ghosts after a near-death experience, and tests her new-found talent by solving a mystery at the Whaley House.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.paranormalmysterybooks.com/

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Dorothy Kegler About Dorothy
The author is a recent graduate of Alliant International University, San Diego campus, and has been featured in two books and has authored one. She is also an adjunct professor at Alliant International University.

Dorothy’s book
Mastering the Art of Success
This book is an anthology to assist people reach their goals to success.

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

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Evan Keliher About Evan
The author is an 81-year-old Marine vet of the Korean War, a high school dropout turned retired teacher, and a happily married man for sixty-one years (my wife made me put that in).

Evan's book
D.C. Shootout On K Street
An unknown law professor finds himself President of the United States, and he proceeds to run the country as a sort of benevolent autocrat since Congress is unable or unwilling to stop with the filibustering.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/D-C-Shootout-On-K-Street/dp/096488593X/

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Maria Kelmis About Maria
Local author imageThe author was adopted from Greece at the age of fifteen months. She always knew she was adopted and considers it one of the best things that happened in her life.

Maria's book
Local author imageGolden Strangers: An Adoption Memoir
This book is a story about a journey to find her biological mother, specifically to thank her and tell her that she had a wonderful life.

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

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Lynne Kennedy About Lynne
Local author imageThe author is a former Science Museum Director with a knowledge of history and technology. She has written four mysteries.

Lynne's books
Local author imageLocal author imageTime Exposure and The Triangle Murders
Book 1 - This book is an historical mystery that takes place during the Civil War and is solved today by modern digital photography. Book 2 - History meets forensics in this murder mystery that revolves around the fire at the Triangle Factory in 1911, and is solved today with modern technology.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.lynnekennedymysteries.com/

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Lisa Kessler About Lisa
The author is an award-winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, "Night Walker," won a San Diego Book Award for best Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror, and also won the Romance Through the Ages Best Paranormal and Best First Book categories. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, "Immortal Beloved," was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. She lives in southern California with her husband and two amazing kids.

Lisa's book
Night Thief
After the fall of the Mayan civilization, Kane, an immortal Night Walker, has taken refuge in France for over 800 years. The modern world holds little interest for him until the night he meets the Golden Thief and is robbed of much more than his pocket watch. Marguerite Rousseau is living a double life. By day she is the assistant to an eccentric French artist, Antoine Berjon, and by night she dons elegant evening gowns to woo French dignitaries before lifting their wallets. Sparks ignite when Kane captures the thief, but Marguerite harbors a dark secret that could ruin them both.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.entangledpublishing.com/night-thief/

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Christa Kinde About Christa
Local author imageThe author's adventures are suited to readers of all ages. A published author for more than a decade, the Threshold Series is her first work of fiction.

Christa's book
Local author imageThe Blue Door
Prissie stumbles into an adventure on her way to the mailbox. Invisible doors, angels in disguise, kidnapped comrades, demonic minions, sword fights, and apple pie. Book #1 in the Threshold Series.

Book/publisher/site:
http://http://zondervan.com/9780310724193/

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Martha Kinkade About Martha
The author is a published author and poet-activist dedicated to promoting a peaceful and harmonious way of living. Her collective works bridge from poetry, children stories, essays, inspirational writing, and education methods that promote social action.

Martha's book
Winter's Light
This book poetically documents the author's experiences growing up in Wyoming. She calls into question the Western and Cowboy culture while sharply sculpting the hazards of a gun and suicide culture.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.marthakinkade.com/

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Nancy Klann-Moren About Nancy
Local author imageThe author is a fiction writer and unique story teller with a distinctive voice. She was born and raised in Southern California. She has also written a short story collection,and is working on second novel.

Nancy's book
Local author imageThe Clock Of Life
This story explores how two unsettling chapters in American history, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, affect the fate of a family, a town, and two boyhood friends.

Book/publisher/site:
http://nancyklann-moren.com/

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Greg Koch About Greg
Local author imageThe author is Co-Founder and CEO of Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, California. Since he started the company with his partner Steve Wagner in 1996, Stone has become one of the fastest growing and highest rated breweries in the world. Brewing over 148,000 barrels in 2011, Stone is the 11th largest craft brewery in the United States, a position it achieved without ever advertising, discounting, giving away freebies, or compromising. He passionately believes that environmental and social sustainability go hand-in-hand with brewing mind-blowing beer, and he enjoys speaking on topics ranging from craft beer to business philosophy to food to marketing. As co-author of two books, he is recognized as one of the leading experts and advocates in the craft brewing world. You can follow his musings on Twitter: @StoneGreg. Co-author, Book 1: Steve Wagner, President and Brewmaster of Stone Brewing Company. Randy Clemens, Beer, Wine and Culinary Miscellanist. Co-author, Book 2: Matt Allyn, freelance writer and certified beer judge.

Greg's books
Local author imageLocal author imageThe Craft of Stone Brewing Company: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, And Unabashed Arrogance and The Brewer's Apprentice
Book 1 - An insider's guide to the story of Stone Brewing Company, along with home-brew recipes for many of its celebrated beers and featured recipes from the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. Book 2 - An insider's guide to the art and craft of beer brewing, taught by the masters. In this book, you get incomparable behind-the-scenes access to the craft brewing world, along with tutorials on everything from mastering the perfect pour to designing a world-class IPA. This illustrated handbook escorts you through the steps of the brewing process and offers a unique curriculum that supports and enhances your knowledge of brewing basics.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.stonebrewing.com/book/

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Jane Kolar About Jane
The author grew up in San Diego, and attended SDSU and CCSU in Texas. She loves to read and writes books that she hopes others will love, as well as writing lyrics and music.

Jane's books
Fitzwilly - Two Bannocks for Fitzwilly, The Rainy Day Book, and Congratulations! You are the Owner of a Rabbit!,
Book 1 - Fitzwilly is a boy much like Oliver Twist, but living in the country; a safer place to be. He is ingenuous and endearing and his positive outlook wins him friends. Be warned, though!: there be mystery. Book 2 - This book is a collection of opening paragraphs on all skill levels, seful as a jumpstart for budding writers to practice their art, and an invaluable classroom teacher's aid, as well. Book 3 - This book is a recounting of what the author learned while operating a rabbitry, and debunks many of the commonly held notions about rabbits with stories of personal experiences. Rabbits are fun!

Book/publisher/site:
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Peggy Korody About Peggy
Local author imageThe author holds a B. Sc. degree, in Applied Arts and Sciences, Foods and Nutrition, from San Diego State University, with a dietetic internship through Utah State University. She is a registered dietitian and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as a Certified LEAP (Lifestyle Eating And Performance) therapist.

Peggy's book
Local author imageLittle Hands in the Kitchen
This book has one goal: have families achieve wellness through nutrition. To achieve this goal, the following is necessary: 1) understanding what is a "healthy" meal; 2) benefits of cooking at home; and, 3) benefits of starting at an early age. The author wrote this book because she wanted to share her own life story with readers about how she, a mom and registered dietitian, raised her boys to have good eating habits.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.RD4Health.com/

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Thad Kousser About Thad
Local author imageThe author is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego. He has also published the books "Politics in the American States," 10th Edition (CQ Press, 2012), "The Logic of American Politics," 4th and 5th Editions (CQ Press, 2009 and 2011), "The New Political Geography of California" (Berkeley Public Policy Press, 2008), "Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism" (Cambridge University Press, 2005), and "Adapting to Term Limits: Recent Experiences and New Directions" (Public Policy Institute of California, 2004). Co-author: Justin Phillips, Columbia University, New York.

Thad's book
Local author imageThe Power of American Governors,
With limited authority over state lawmaking, but ultimate responsibility for the performance of government, how effective are governors in moving their programs through the legislature? This book advances a new theory about what makes chief executives most successful and explores this theory through original data. The authors argue that negotiations over the budget, on the one hand, and policy bills on the other are driven by fundamentally different dynamics. They capture these dynamics in models informed by interviews with gubernatorial advisors, cabinet members, press secretaries, and governors themselves. In addition to assessing the power of American governors, this book contributes broadly to our understanding of the determinants of executive power.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item6857820/?site_locale=en_GB

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Frank Kyle About Frank
Local author imageThe author taught at the Francis Parker School, and is the author of "Hemingway and the Post-Narrative Condition" and "In Memoriam: Tatiana Prosvirnina."

Frank's books
Local author imageChristine's Philosophical Journey: Book One, Christine's Journey to San Diego and Christine's Philosophical Journey: Book Two, Christine's Journey to Paris
Christine's journey begins when a calamitous revelation causes her to flee her beloved New Mexico and seek refuge in San Diego. There, love, death, and wisdom reveal a new destination - Paris.

Book/publisher/site:
http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000596089/Christines-Philosophical-Journey.aspx

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Lake San Marcos Writers Guild About the Lake San Marcos Writers Guild
Local author imageMembers include: Casey Derengowski, Kathy Lundy, Eleanor "Ele" Farrow, Fern Lenore, Gordon Agnes, G. Herman, DeAnna LoCoco, Mary Lenore Quigley, Diane F. Sanson, and Jan Weight.

Lake San Marcos Writers Guild's book
Local author imageThe Nature of Things
This volume is a collection of poetry and prose on the nature of things.

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

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Alex Landon About Alex
The author is an attorney specializing in criminal law, and a Professor at USD School of Law. Ms. Halleck is a journalist who has contributed to the "Tokyo Journal" and the "Sacramento News & Review." Collaborator: Elaine Halleck.

Alex’s book
A Parallel Universe
This book explores laws enacted after sensational crimes and their effects on society and those accused of lesser crimes. The two authors describe people exiled into "a parallel universe" where principles enshrined in the American dream are ignored.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.poeticmatrix.com/

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Susan Madden Lankford About Susan
In 1997, the author founded Humane Exposures, an organization, publisher, and film production company that seeks to fight homelessness, improve the lives of women in jail, and jump-start the futures of kids in the juvenile justice system.

Susan's book
Born, Not Raised: Voices from Juvenile Hall
This book explores the troubled psyches of youngsters serving time in juvenile hall. The book showcases a variety of creative tasks taken on by the young detainees' writing projects, artwork, elicited responses to photographs. The revealing results underscore the author's conviction that early education and youth development are the most effective strategies for breaking the cycle of at-risk behavior, and helping our youth thrive.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.humaneexposures.com/

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Batton Lash About Batton
Local author imageThe author studied cartooning and graphic arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where his instructors included Will Eisner and Harvey Kurtzman. In 1979, he started the Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre comic strip, which ran weekly in "The Brooklyn Paper" until 1996 and in "The National Law Journal" from 1983 to 1997. Starting in May 1994, Wolff & Byrd held court in their own comic book series from Exhibit A Press, which the author established with his wife. Since 2005, he has been producing an ongoing webcomic at supernaturallaw.com.

Batton's book
Local author imageThe Monsters Meet on Court Street, And Other Tales of Supernatural Law
Beware the creatures of the night: they have lawyers. Alanna Wolff and Jeff Byrd have an unusual law practice: defending monsters and the supernaturally afflicted. In this collection of stories, the attorneys represent a wide variety of clients, from a mad scientist who falls in love with a woman in another dimension, to a gangster gorilla boss, to a tycoon's childhood invisible friend. Readers also learn more about the personal lives of the attorneys and of their intrepid secretary, Mavis, who has her own adventure with a runaway robot.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.exhibitapress.com/

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Maxine Levaren About Maxine
Local author imageShe is an author and trainer. Her previous titles include "The 60s for Dummies" and "Science Fair Projects for Dummies."

Maxine's book
Local author imageRites of Rebellion
With a few scraps of information about her family history, the author has creatively filled in the blanks and written a story about a young immigrant becoming an American. Set in New York during the Prohibition Years, the Great Depression and World War II, this journey to manhood reflects the turbulent times.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Rites-Rebellion-Maxine-Levaren/dp/147822715X/

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Alyce Lewis About Alyce
Local author imageA native San Diegan, the author is a Young Adult fantasy and romance author. She developed the concept for this book while recovering from brain surgery.

Alyce's book
Local author imageElemental: the Rare Sisterhood Series, Book 1
An adventure-filled Young Adult fantasy about four sisters, born of magic and created as a weapon, who use their elemental powers against evil. They face perilous obstacles, traitorous enemies, and prepare for the most epic battle of their lives.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.alycelewis.com/

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Pat Libby About Pat
The author is a pracademic, "someone who seamlessly traverses the ivory tower of academia and the spinning-plates-on-sticks reality of running and managing nonprofit and philanthropic organizations." She directs the Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research at the University of San Diego which comprises a master's program, research center, doctoral specialization, and extensive community education programs focused on nonprofits and philanthropy. She has taught nonprofit management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California San Diego, and at San Diego State University. She holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Tufts University and a graduate degree in Urban Planning from MIT. Collaborators: Howard Wayne, Elizabeth Heagy, Ben McCue, Maureen Carasiti, John McNutt, and Brian Becker.

Pat's book
The Lobbying Strategy Handbook
This book shows how concerned citizens with passion for a cause can impact law-making in the United States. The centerpiece of this book is a 10-step framework that walks the reader through the essential elements of conducting a lobbying campaign. The framework is illustrated by three separate case studies that show how student groups have used the model to success. Anyone interested in making a difference can use the book to guide them in creating and conducting a grassroots campaign from start to finish.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book235753/

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Arlene Lighthall About Arlene
Local author imageThe author grew up in Indiana, receiving degrees from Ball State and Indiana University. After retiring from MiraCosta College, she sold articles to the "New York Times," "Los Angeles Times," and various travel magazines. She lives in Del Mar, does volunteering, and enjoying many hobbies.

Arlene's book
Local author imageTomorrow, My Son
A German family forced into exile in 1945 pulls for months in a small cart all their possessions. Penniless, starving, homeless, persecuted, robbed, and imprisoned, they meet both compassion and contempt. Each parent also embarks on a mental odyssey to define human nature, freedom, and marriage.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Tomorrow-My-Son-Volume-1/dp/1477589511/

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C. A. Lindsay About C. A.
Local author imageThe works of the author, an award-winning writer/poet, have appeared in both literary ("Old Hickory Review," "The Kit-Cat Review") as well as commercial ("Leatherneck," "Magazine of the Marines," "USA Today") publications. She had also worked as writer-photographer for various publications and wrote editorial columns for San Diego County papers. She had been executive producer-host of Carlsbad Corner, 30-minute CCTV shows showcasing writers, musicians, and artists, and was featured poet on local (KDCI) CNN headline news during National Poetry Month. As President of the Palomar Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, she was presented with the "Woman of Achievement Award" in Laguna Hills. Her books include two novels, two poetry books, a World War II historical biography, and one political satire.

C. A.'s book
Local author imageSandwalker
After Sandwalker flees her Oregon Territory tribe, she finds herself inside the world of Navy Captain Henry James Whitney who had abandoned ship in Astoria. Living among settlers in Newport, they are forced to hide Sandwalker's Native American heritage until bigotry, death, love, war, a corrupt politician, and the Madame of Newport nearly destroy them.

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

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Teresa Link About Teresa
The author has worked as an actress, journalist, teacher, and writer. This is her first novel. She blogs for "The Huffington Post."

Teresa's book
Denting The Bosch: a Novel of Marriage, Friendship, and Expensive Household Appliances
Three couples, best friends, living the California dream in the prime of their lives, are suddenly faced with having to reassess all they hold dear when two of the marriages unravel. In the face of economic meltdown and political upheaval, they must examine their choices and decide how to live out the rest of their lives.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Denting-Bosch-Friendship-Expensive-Appliances/dp/0312643411/

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Amy Locklin About Amy
The author earned her MFA at Indiana University where she directed the IU Writers' Conference for four years. She recently edited the sci-fi and fantasy short fiction anthology "Altered States," and has begun to edit a second anthology, "Law and Disorder." In addition, she writes and performs music. Her poetry chapbook is available from Finishing Line Press. She became Executive Director of San Diego Writers, Ink, in July 2012.

Amy’s book
The Secondary Burial
This book begins and ends in narrative poems, and spans lyrical and other poetic forms in between. Based on true life as much as research, these poems explore archaeology, the realm of the poet's own psyche, and the relationship between human and nonhuman animals. The collection ends in a long poem dedicated to a particular bird.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.finishinglinepress.com/

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Linda Loegel About Linda
Local author imageShe is the author of "Bumps Along the Way" and "If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut."

Linda's book
Local author imageTwelve Steps to Becoming an Author
Written as fiction, this book is a blueprint for writers to know what to expect on the way to getting published.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.lindaloegel.blogspot.com/

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T. Collins Logan About T. Collins
Local author imageThe author, creator of Integral Lifework, has been a patient advocate, author, instructor, counselor, and practitioner of alternative healing arts for over a decade.

T. Collins' book
Local author imageBeing Well: Beginning the Journey of Integral Lifework
This book offers a path to a harmonious unity -- a way for all dimensions of being to relate and thrive. This unity includes the healing, growth, and transformation of our relationships, our community, and society as a whole.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.integrallifework.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. His new book offers a new vision of the future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology. This future, available to all of us right now, offers better psychological, physical, and spiritual health for people of every age. His book "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder," translated into 10 languages and published in 15 countries, has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. He is co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children and Nature Network, an organization helping build the movement to connect today's children and future generations to the natural world. In 2008, he was awarded the Audubon Medal, presented by the National Audubon Society. He also serves as Honorary Co-chairman, with artist Robert Bateman, of Canada's National Children and Nature Alliance. He has written for "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," "The Times of London," and other major publications.

Richard's book
The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age
The immediacy of the author's message in "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder," galvanized an international movement to reconnect children with nature. Now, in this book, he 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. Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, he shows us how tapping into the restorative powers of the natural world can boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. This timely, inspiring, and important work will give readers renewed hope while challenging them to rethink the way we live.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.workman.com/algonquin/

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Midnite Love About Midnite
Local author imageIn this series of books, the author addresses a vast array of relationship topics spanning from learning to fight fair with your partner, increasing levels of intimacy with your mate, how maintain a healthy and loving relationship as well exploring ways of getting your partner to let their wall down and opening themselves up to the possibility of a whole new level of sexual arousal. She is also the co-host of the "Chattin with Candace and Midnite show." This series was inspired by a need to fill the gap between the sexes with the raw reality of the dating and relationship world. We can't keep repeating the same habits in relationships and expect a different result.

Midnite's book
Local author imageThe Love Den Diaries Special Edition Bundle pack - Volume 1-3
In this book, the author will help you spot the warning signs of the covert abuser before they have a chance to break your heart. If you are in fact already in a relationship with someone who fits the descriptions listed in this book, it will help guide you in the right direction by serving as a starting point on the path to understanding and healing from this type of abuse. At times there will be ah ha moments. At others, there will be sadness and anger as we dive head first into the reality of what it feels like to be sucker punched by love.

Book/publisher/site:
http://midnitelove.com/

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David Lucero About David
Local author imageThe author is an award-winning author and has worked in retail for twenty years. He is store manager of Pacific Sales in Chula Vista. This is his second published book.

David's book
Local author imageWho's Minding the Store?
Derrick Payton finally gets promoted to store manager, but the store is on a downhill skid. He has one week to improve sales or risk having the store shut down. Now he has to deal with crazy customers, employees who can't come to work on time, and his wife who demands he gets a raise. Caught in the middle, Derrick can't help wonder... Who says the customer is always right?

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Whos-Minding-Store-David-Lucero/dp/0985252316/

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Local Authors, 2012, M-N

Below are the local authors for 2012, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with M through N. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2012 is included with their listing.

Brian Malarkey  |  Seth Mallios  |   Sheryl Mallory-Johnson  |   Deirdre Maloney  |   Timothy Mantoani  |  Susan Lorelle Marinello  |  Sarah McArthur  |   David McCabe  |   Cathleen McCandless  |  Paul McGuire  |  Hugh Mehan  |   Susan Meissner  |   Reina Menasche  |   Kelly Metz-Matthews  |  Anne Miller  |  Mike Monahan  |   Maria Montana  |  Karl Morgan  |   Mr. Morris  |   Marjorie Morrison  |  Kitty Morse  |  Paul Mueller  |   Shelley Murasko  |   Jim Musgrave  |   Brian Nason  |  Bob Nelson  |   Carl Nelson  |  Noa Nimrodi  |   Toni Noel  |  


Brian Malarkey About Brian
Local author imageThe author is Executive Chef/Partner of Enlightened Hospitality Group, which manages Searsucker, Herringbone, Burlap, Gingham, and Gabardine restaurants.

Brian's book
Local author imageCome Early, Stay Late
This book is really five cookbooks in one. It features the best recipes from "Top Chef" finalist Brian Malarkey's hottest new restaurants, along with popular desserts and cocktails.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.chefspress.com/product/come-early-stay-late-with-brian-malarkey/

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Seth Mallios About Seth
Local author imageThe author holds the Ph.D., is Chair and Professor of Anthropology at San Diego State University, and is the Director of the South Coastal Information Center.

Seth’s book
Local author imageHail Montezuma!: The Hidden Treasures of San Diego State
This book tells the story of the region's oldest, largest, and most diverse institution for higher learning through its artifacts. These items take many forms, including a rare California Indian hand-woven basket from the early 1900s, a 1940’s State College freshman beanie, and the weather vane from President Love’s former home at 63rd Street and Montezuma Road, circa 1970. They are tangible reflections of the school’s dynamic 115-year history. As a result, this book speaks to the local heritage that has been produced and collected over San Diego State’s institutional lifetime, recounting traditions experienced and expressed by hundreds of thousands of students, faculty, administrators, and staff members. The artifacts --the stars of this book--are cause for investigation, reflection, and storytelling.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.shopaztecs.com/p-11502-hail-montezuma-coffee-table-book.aspx

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Sheryl Mallory-Johnson About Sheryl
Local author imageThe author is also a publisher, adjunct professor, motivational speaker, and book coach. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from TSU, and an MSW from San Diego State University. She has now authored three novels and has established her brand of storytelling, "multidimensional characters that jump off the page, reflecting the human experience."

Sheryl's book
Local author imageLove & Regrets,
This book follows the lives of three dynamic women, Carmen, Tempest, and Dana, and their struggles with commitment, family drama, betrayal, lies, secrets, sexual exploits, and love that spirals out of control. This page-turning novel ultimately exposes the struggles of commitment, the human capacity to rise above hatred and revenge, and the power of love and kinship.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sherylmallory-johnson.com/

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Deirdre Maloney About Deirdre
Local author imageThe author proudly runs Momentum, LLC, which helps nonprofit organizations meet their missions through better business. Through presentations and corporate trainings, as well as customized services like strategic planning, board development, and executive coaching, she helps organizations make and keep their momentum for optimal success.

Deirdre's books
Local author imageLocal author imageTough Truths: 10 Leadership Lessons We Don't Talk About and The Mission Myth: Building Nonprofit Momentum Through Better Business
Book 1 - This book is about the lessons that make leaders truly great. The reason the lessons are truths is because they're proven to make people great. The reason they are tough is because they make us uncomfortable. We resist them... we wish they weren't true. In fact, they might make us question everything we thought we knew about this chess game called life. The good news is when we embrace the "Tough Truths" we stand out. We do things we never thought possible. We find great success. We make a better future. We live a better life. Book 2 - This book describes the belief that nonprofits should put everything they have -- "their focus, their time, their money" -- into their missions to be successful. Wrong. The truth? It is only when they integrate what the author calls the four Ms "Management, Money, Marketing and Measurement" into their business that they achieve optimal results.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.makemomentum.com/

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Timothy Mantoani About Timothy
The author is a San Diego based photographer. His credits include "Sports Illustrated," "Newsweek" and "ESPN The Magazine," as well as ad campaigns for Coca-Cola, EA Sports and Coors Brewing.

Timothy's book
Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends
For five years, this photographer and author traveled the United States making portraits of photographers. Shooting on the rare and mammoth format of 20x24 Polaroid, he had each of his subjects hold one of their favorite or most iconic images. Designer: Mark Murphy.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.behindphotographs.com/

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Susan Lorelle Marinello About Susan
Local author imageThe author is a native of San Diego and recieved her B.A from San Diego State University. When she is not writing, she enjoys researching her Southern genealogy and gardening.

Susan's book
Local author imageFairhope
Dael Whitney jumps at the chance to reconnect with her family roots when she receives a mysterious box containing mementos from her great-grandparents' abandoned house in Fairhope, Texas. What she finds instead is a dark history of murder and deception. With the help of a cocky farm boy, Farrell Sloane, Dael sets out to discover the truth behind her great-grandfather's seventy-year-old murder conviction. When their investigation sets off a new series of murders, Dael finds herself caught in two races --one for her life and one for her heart.

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

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Sarah McArthur About Sarah
Founder of *sdedit and managing editor for best-selling author Marshall Goldsmith, the author is a highly regarded editor/writer of leadership works. Collaborators: Marshall Goldsmith, Laurence S. Lyons.

Sarah’s book
Coaching for Leadership: Writings on Leadership from the World's Greatest Coaches
Today's coaches are challenged with the recurring task of weaving threads from several disciplines into a tapestry that is fit for purpose in helping their clients learn and succeed. In this sense, the coach has to become a discriminating eclectic, developing a keen sense of judgment to select which threads are best woven into the fabric and those that it would be better to simply throw away. This book is intended to be a cherished companion in that learning journey presented by the world's greatest coaches, including: Marshall Goldsmith, Paul Hersey, Beverly Kay, Daivd Ulrich, and many more.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.pfeiffer.com/WileyCDA/PfeifferTitle/productCd-0470947748.html

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David McCabe About David
Local author imageThe author is a professor at Pasadena City College, and has been an educator for twenty years. He has worked with migrant children and their families.

David's book
Local author imageWithout Sin: A Novel
This book is a work of fiction that was inspired by actual events that occurred in Oceanside, CA, where law enforcement agencies shut down a sex trafficking ring that exploited undocumented women.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sunstonepress.com/

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Cathleen McCandless About Cathleen
Local author imageThe author is the star of television's "Feng Shui Living," and she has over twenty years experience as an expert feng shui consultant.

Cathleen's book
Local author imageFeng Shui that Makes Sense: Easy Ways to Create a Home that FEELS as Good as it Looks
This book takes you through the process of using feng shui principles to easily create a home that will please your eye, relax your body, inspire your mind, and lift your spirit.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.FengShuiThatMakesSense.com/

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Paul McGuire About Paul
Local author imageThe author is a long-time San Diego math teacher and tennis coach. He has won awards for his antique iron sculptures and songs about his native Oklahoma.

Paul's books
Local author imageLocal author imageHopie and the Los Homes Gang: A Gangland Primer and Tennis Saves: Stewart Orphans Take World by Racket
Book 1 - The 1979 edition is likely the first book ever written about LA's Chicano gangs. This revised edition adds a 2011 afterword giving an update on the real-life characters in the story. Book 2 - Tennis has taken these two orphan girls all over the globe and into contact with celebrities, princes, and presidents. It's a remarkable story of survival on looks, tennis rackets, and the will to win.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Hilary-Paul-McGuire/e/B008INKRW2/

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Hugh Mehan About Hugh
Local author imageThe author is Professor Emeritus and Founding Director Center for Research on Educational Equity, Access, and Teaching Excellence at the University of California, San Diego.

Hugh's book
Local author imageIn the Front Door: Creating a College-Going Culture
The book documents the political struggles surrounding the development of Create UCSD and The Preuss School, and the innovative practices that this nationally-recognized school implements preparing students from low-income backgrounds for college and serving as a model for schools seeking to accelerate the learning of under-served youth.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.paradigmpublishers.com/books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=298836/

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Susan Meissner About Susan
The author is a multi-published author whose novels include "The Shape of Mercy," named by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Novels of 2008.

Susan's book
The Girl in the Glass
Disillusioned by her unfufilled life, book editor Meg Pomeroy travels to Florence where she meets Sofia, a Medici descendant who claims that Renaissance masterpieces "talk" to her.

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

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Reina Menasche About Reina
Local author imageThe author teaches classes in Counseling and Human Services. Her fiction has been recognized by the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild and San Diego Book Awards. Collaborator: Mark A. Clements, illustrator.

Reina's book
Local author imageTwice Begun
When social worker Paris Jablonski uncovers a letter from her French husband "to his girlfriend," she recreates her life, facing wildfires, evacuations, and intimacy with a recovering alcoholic.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Twice-Begun-ebook/dp/B008M9FC5Y/

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Kelly Metz-Matthews About Kelly
Local author imageThe author's love for all things language-related culminated in a passion for ethnographic and travel writing. She works as both a copywriter and copy editor.

Kelly's book
Local author imageHillcrest / 92103
This coffee table book takes a unique view of Hillcrest. It focuses on the people, artists, businesses, and special things that make this colorful community tick. Collaborator: Thomas Graff.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.envillepublishing.com/

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Anne Miller About Anne
Local author imageThe author, a Ph.D., is a psychologist and an historian. Her interest is in early California history, and she has published in historical journals.

Anne's book
Local author imageThe Southern Emigrant Trail through Riverside County
This unique story of the historic mid-1800s trail through today's Riverside County, most of which was in San Diego County at the time, uses historic records to document the location of the trail.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-southern-emigrant-trail-through-riverside-county-anne-j-miller-phd/1112732035

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Mike Monahan About Mike
A native of Pacific Beach, the author graduated from UCLA and then did his master's program at SDSU. He is currently working on his second novel. He has written half a dozen screenplays, and is getting back to this type of writing. He has written over 1,700 songs, and have recorded 50 so far, which are available on his Amazon Web site. He still resides in Pacific Beach, CA.

Mike's book
College Boy
A ne'er-do-well partying surfer gains admittance to one on the nation's top universities, and must try to balance his hedonistic, slacker lifestyle with the demands of academia and growing up.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/College-Boy-Michael-E-Monahan/dp/1468595113/

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Maria Montana About Maria
Local author imageThe author is the publisher of the award-winning food blog San Diego Food Finds,"(www.sandiegofoodfinds.com). She is also a published author, editor, and award-winning freelance food and wine journalist who learned how to cook and appreciate European cuisine from her parents who were born and raised in Calabria, Italy. She has been a regular contributor to the "U-T San Diego" since 2005, where she has written a variety of food and entertainment stories, as well as her own monthly "Step by Step" recipe series. She is extensively published in a variety of magazines and newspapers. She has appeared regularly on local TV to share her knowledge and recipes during her own cooking segments.

Maria's book
Local author imageFood Lovers' Guide to San Diego: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings
The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, this book provides the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Residents and visitors alike will discover producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: favorite restaurants and landmark eateries; farmers' markets and farm stands; specialty food shops, markets and products; food festivals and culinary events; places to pick your own produce; recipes from top local chefs; and, the best cafes, taverns, wineries, and brewpubs.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.globepequot.com/author_profile_page.php?authorkey=8959601/

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Karl Morgan About Karl
Local author imageThe author has always been a person of faith who finds universal truth in the things we see and those we cannot. He is a lifelong lover of science fiction with an active imagination.

Karl's books
Local author imageLocal author imageRemembrances: Choose to be Happy and Embrace the Possibilities and Showdown Over Neptune
Book 1 - This book teaches us that we chose our lives and have responsibility for what happens. Knowing that, we can change our lives to be happy and enjoy the abundance around us. Book 2 - This book is a science-fiction tale about an out-of-work accountant who is recruited to travel 1,100 years into the future to lead mankind's expansion into the galaxy.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sacredlife.com/

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Mr. Morris About Mr. Morris
Local author imageMr. Morris' new concept of separating his books into four levels of difficulty --Novice, Explorer, Wizard and Master-- has provided the perfect platform for children of all ages to move through the different levels of vocabulary at their own pace.

Mr. Morris' books
Local author imageLocal author imageGary the Goldfish, Pete's Little Space Pod, Hazel's Angels, The Scarlet Scrimple, and Old Cyborner
Book 1 - Gary's life is turned upside down when a new female goldfish is dumped into his bowl. He learns that sharing is much more fun than being selfish. Book 2 - Pete and his sneaky sidekick Bumperdink the snake decide to bite off more than they can chew, and steal the moon. For the other book descriptions, see the author's Web site.

Book/publisher/site:
http://mrmorrisbooks.com/

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Marjorie Morrison About Marjorie
Local author imageThe author is a psychotherapist licensed as both a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPC). She has done extensive work with the U.S. military system. During her time at MCRD (Marine Corps Recruit Depot), she wrote a proactive counseling program for Drill Instructors, implementing an innovative approach to mental health therapy. She is a blogger for "Huffington Post" and "The Daily Beast," and has been in interviewed by "Time" magazine.

Marjorie's book
Local author imageThe Inside Battle: Our Military Mental Health Crisis
Too often civilian Americans fall short in our support of the mental health of the U.S. military men and women who are responsible for keeping our country safe. Current mental health programs are designed to react to the problem, instead of taking preventative measures. At a time when more than a million men and women will be coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, a third with combat stress-related issues, the author, a licensed psychotherapist, argues in her eye-opening and heartfelt new book, that it is imperative that we provide soldiers the mental health programs they need and deserve.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Inside-Battle-Military-ebook/dp/B009E9OKMM/

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Kitty Morse About Kitty
Local author imageThe Casablanca-born author has authored nine cookbooks, five of them on Moroccan cuisine, including "Cooking at the Kasbah," winner of the San Diego Book Awards in 1998. Collaborator: Owen Morse, photographer.

Kitty's book
Local author imageMint Tea and Minarets: A Banquet of Moroccan Memories
Into her late father's Moorish mansion, Casablanca-born Kitty Morse, an expert on Moroccan cuisine, warmly coaxes you. And Dar Zitoun, the House of the Olive Tree, has many delicious stories to tell.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.mintteaandminarets.com/

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Paul Mueller About Paul
The author, an Army brat and Vietnam veteran, is a PIO at UC San Diego.

Paul’s book
Accounts of No Consequence
This book is lively and likable tales range from legend to mystery, traveling from frozen Norse isles to sunny La Jolla and bomb-torn Tora Bora.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.friesenpress.com/

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Shelley Murasko About Shelley
Local author imageThe author is a mother of two toddlers who has taken her children into the skies on over a hundred flights. She knows from experience that traveling with young kids can be a challenge; but, with the right preparation, mindset, and knowledge, flying with young kids can be achieved with ease and joy. By writing this book, she hopes to inspire parents to book that flight and get on their way to building lasting memories with their young children all over this great planet. She resides in Encinitas, CA with her two children, Nolan and Audrey, her husband Mike, and her dog, Amigo. Collaborators: Lisa Cape Lilienthal, editor; Scot Ferdon, illustrator and cover.

Shelley’s book
Local author imageThe Survival Guide to Flying with Babies and Toddlers
Traveling with young children to visit with loved ones or to expose them to new places on this great planet is worth every bit of effort, even if that effort includes flying. With proper preparation, travel that involves flying with kids will bring lifelong memories as well as many educational childhood experiences. In this book, you will learn everything that you need to know in order to fly stress-free with infants or toddlers. From optimizing the packing process to getting through security, from in-flight diaper changes until you step off the plane, the tips and tricks enclosed will ensure your flight success. The author weaves her personal experience throughout the book as travel has led to some of her best and worst moments as a parent.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Survival-Flying-Babies-Toddlers-ebook/dp/B009Z3169M/

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Jim Musgrave About Jim
Local author imageJim Musgrave's work has been recently featured in Best New Writing 2011, Hopewell Press, Titusville, N.J. He was also in a Bram Stoker Award Finalist volume of horror fiction, "Beneath the Surface: 13 Shocking Tales of Terror," Shroud Publishing, San Francisco, CA. The submitted title written as E.Z. Graves.

Jim's book
Local author imageThe Necromancers: Love Zombies of San Diego
"My name is Josh. I don't know my last name, and I don't really know how I became a zombie, but I do know I have to tell you this story. We're "love zombies," and we have joined forces with some breather teens who fight out of the La Jolla Caves. We're going on a dangerous mission, and we want you to come with us." Zombie teens in this book can talk, and they can fight, and they join forces with breather teens who want to make their own mark in this battle to the death with the Zombie Apocalypse.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Necromancers-Love-Zombies-Diego-ebook/dp/B008FPPPCU/

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Brian Nason About Brian
Brian Nason grew up in and has lived in San Diego for most of his life. For him, writing became an escape as well as a stress reliever. "The Scepter and the Sword" is his first novel.

Brian's book
The Scepter and the Sword
When Theodulf discovers that his older brother has been wounded in battle, he and his friends set out on a journey to determine Immina's fate. Little do they realize that this small quest is only the beginning of a much larger adventure.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.brianenason.com/

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Bob Nelson About Bob
The author is considered one of the world's leading experts on employee motivation, engagement, recognition, and rewards. He is president of Nelson Motivation, Inc., a management training and consulting company located in San Diego, CA, focused on helping organizations improve their management practices, programs, and systems.

Bob's book
1501 Ways to Reward Employees
"The Wall Street Journal" said it best when writing about "1001 Ways to Reward Employees": "Better than money: Praise and personal gestures motivate workers. Things that don't cost money are ironically the most effective." Now greatly expanded, the national bestseller delivers 1501 low- and no-cost creative ideas and strategies to nurture talent and retain skilled employees. It is updated for an evolving workplace, with its Millennials, international workforce, freelancers, and permalancers, and is filled with hundreds of new real-world examples that show how to stay successful in an ever-more-challenging economy.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.workman.com/authors/bob_nelson/

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Carl Nelson About Carl
Local author imageThe author has an BS, MS, and DBA degrees. Following graduation from Carrick High School, the author rose from enlisted recruit to decorated U.S. Navy Captain. He commanded five naval combat organizations including a guided missile cruiser, a destroyer, an ocean salvage ship, and two combat commands of sailors and marines on the ground in Vietnam. His second career, as a professor and author, has spanned thirty years. He is the author of eight works of non-fiction, and five novels including the award-winning book titled "The Advisor."

Carl's books
Local author imageAnnapolis and Boot Camp Buddies
Local author imageBook 1 - This is the fourth book in the Blake Lawrence series. Graduates of the Naval Academy might recognize this story; it could span any period of the twentieth century with a little spilled over on each side. In this case, Blake enters the Naval Academy during the middle of the 20th century and faces the barriers and challenges placed in front of young men (and more recent, women) who aspire to a naval career: academic as well as hazing. It takes him into heroic situations both at sea and ashore in foreign places. Lawrence is based on situations that actually happened at Annapolis. Book 2 - This is the fifth book in the Blake Lawrence series. In this narrative, "boots" face the barriers and challenges placed in front of young men (and more recently, women). The stories have, of course, been embellished to protect the innocent as well as the author and his friends; the names, characters, places and incidents are used fictitiously.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.carlanelson.us/

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Noa Nimrodi About Noa
Local author imageThe author was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the author of the popular 2004 Hebrew version of this book, and the author and illustrator of “The Porcupine Who Wanted Pretzels,” which sold successfully in Israel through several editions. In addition to writing and illustrating children's books, she is a designer, artist, metalsmith, and mom. In 2009, she relocated to San Diego where she lives with her husband and three children. Collaborator: Tamir Lichtenberg, illustrator.

Noa's book
Local author imageBirds Can Fly and So Can I
One day, while strolling in the forest, Giraffe sees the birds in the sky and wishes she could fly like them. That night, Giraffe goes to sleep, and dreams that her body spots turn into wings. Her animal friends climb up her neck and join her, as she flys, cheering her on. Giraffe wakes up realizing it was only a dream, but surprised to see she is surrounded by her applauding friends. Did Giraffe fulfill a dream after all? Read the book, and find out.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.noabooks.com/

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Toni Noel About Toni
The author's love of books started in childhood, when her mother first read "The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew" to her. She helped start church libraries in two rural Tennessee towns and appeared before her city council to urge a site be purchased. The councilman for her district invited her to turn the second shovel of dirt at the groundbreaking for the new library. Her fondest dream, to see one of her safe-haven-for-the-heart novels available for checkout there may soon be fulfilled. Her first release, "Law Breakers and Love Makers," was released in print in November.

Toni's books
Restored Dreams and Fairy Dusted and Rising Above and To Feel Again
Book 1 - Her roof leaks, the plumbing, too, but on a teacher's salary Treasure Montgomery can barely pay the taxes on her property, so the list of needed repairs to the grand Victorian house she inherited from the aunt who raised her continues to grow. Treasure surrounds herself with other people's children, seeking some fulfillment in an otherwise empty life until she meets Buck. A retired rodeo rider turned philanthropist, Buck willingly donates his labor to anyone who needs a helping hand, spending his father's ill-gotten fortune to make amends for his father's bad deeds, but Treasure wants no part of his charity. Buck persists. Treasure resists, and he turns to subterfuge to get around the obstacles she throws in his path. She learns the truth and fears she might lose her house to Buck. How wrong can a woman be about the man with whom she's fallen in love? Book 2 - A childless couple struggling with fertility issues that strain their marriage travel to Ringaskiddy, Ireland for a lengthy visit with family, where he wrestles with ghosts from his past and gets Fairy Dusted by the chemical used in Viagra, leading to a second honeymoon. Their vacation brings back ghosts from the hero's past and his childhood nightmares return, causing the heroine more stress until the near-drowning of his nephew causes the hero to come clean about his past. Book 3 - Uprooted modern-day tomboy Wilda Stone is blown back through time to 1874, where she is rescued by Hal Grantham when her hot air balloon crashes ear the silver mining town of Cerro Gordo above the Owens Valley.

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

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Online Local Author Exhibit O-P

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Local Authors, 2012, O-P

Below are the local authors for 2012, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with O through P. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2012 is included with their listing.

Kimberly O'Hara  |   Matthew Pallamary  |  Orin Parker  |   Frank Partnoy  |  Linda Patterson  |   Louis Pechi  |  Jackson Peoples-Rosenblatt  |   Jesus Pedroza  |   J. M. Perkins  |  Louis Perry  |  Penny Perry  |  Katrina Pescador  |   Simin Pitts  |  Luciana Powell  |   Jay Privman  |  


Kimberly O'Hara About Kimberly
Local author imageThe author created Bugs Boodle to connect with children at their level. She has three loving dogs at home and recognized the need to help children better understand "right from wrong" when it comes to approaching and playing with dogs. She grew up in Ohio, but now resides in San Diego with her husband T.J. and three dogs.

Kimberly's book
Local author imageBugs Boodle's Book of Basics
This book teaches children rules for playing with pets and is a primer for children ages 1-9. Its heerful rhyme and colorful pictures are designed to help you teach your children of tender years how to interact safely with dogs. While they are enjoying the antics of the cute and cuddly pup, Bugs Boodle, and his best friend, Teddy, they will be reinforcing some very important lessons at the same time ... for those times when you cannot be there to protect them. Like most of us, children are naturally attracted to dogs. If they see a dog, they usually want to play with it or pet it. Unfortunately, their uninhibited excitement can occasionally place them in great jeopardy. Nearly 4.7 million people in the U.S. suffer dog bites each year, with 900,000 of those requiring medical attention, and children between the ages of 5 to 9 incur the highest incidence of these occurrences. This is not because dogs target children, but rather because children are often ill-prepared to interact with dogs. Use this book to teach your children to respect animals and stay safe in a fun way. Illustrator: Jorge Pacheco.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Bugs-Boodles-Basics-Kimberly-OHara/dp/1937387127/

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Matthew Pallamary About Matthew
Local author imageLocal author imageThe author took first place in the San Diego Book Awards Spiritual Book category for his memoir "Spirit Matters." Collaborator: Paul Mayberry. He is the co-founder of Grail Sports.

Matthew's book
Local author imageThe Infinity Zone: a Transcendent Approach to Peak Performance
The book is a study of the phenomena that occurs at the nexus of perfect form and motion that brings balance, power, and control to a number of physical and mental activities on multiple levels.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.mysticinkpublishing.com/

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Orin Parker About Orin
Local author imageThe author has authored five novels set in the Middle East conflicts. Now, living in Oeanside, CA, he writes disturbed about American politics, he writes about Money's control of our government.

Orin's book
Local author imageThe Representer: A Novel of American Politic$
Does Big Money control our politics? Does Congress have a price tag? This book is a timely, fast-moving story of the battle to return elections to the voters.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Representer-novel-American-politic/dp/1480031283/

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Frank Partnoy About Frank
Local author imageThe author is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and is the director of the Center for Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego. He is the author of "The Match King."

Frank's book
Local author imageWait: The Art and Science of Delay
From acclaimed financial writer and University of San Diego law professor, this book provides a look at the benefits of procrastination and the art and science of delay.

Book/publisher/site:
http://frankpartnoy.com/wait/

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Linda Patterson About Linda
Local author imageThe author is a civil litigation attorney who lives in San Diego, CA. Raised a Christian, she became an agnostic while taking courses in biblical studies at Seattle Pacific University. Some 20 years later, she took a sabbatical from her legal career to further research the Bible, and to share her thought-provoking discoveries in this book.

Linda's book
Local author imageShattered Scriptures: The Bible Through the Eyes of a Former Christian
Why are there two different creation stories in Genesis? Why are there two distinct sets of Ten Commandments? Why do only two of the four Gospels claim that Jesus was born of a virgin? Why do the Gospels contain discrepancies regarding the resurrection of Jesus? Why are there inconsistent biblical predictions about end times? In her comprehensive guide to the Bible, the former Christian and author explores these and other topics that have captivated scholars and theologians for centuries, and explains why she no longer believes that the Scriptures are divinely inspired.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Scriptures-Through-Former-Christian/dp/074147865X/

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Louis Pechi About Louis
Local author imageThe author, born in Zagreb, Croatia came to San Diego in 1955. He pursued a long career in engineering, sales marketing, and consulting. He is the author of twenty-seven articles published in several industry publications. For five years, he wrote a monthly humorous column, "Dancing With Two Left Feet," for the Folk Dance Scene magazine. He and his wife Lenore live in San Diego. They have two children. Their daughter Nina lives in Florence, Italy and their son Tony and three grandchildren live in Chicago, Illinois.

Louis' book
Local author imageI am Lubo,
This is a story of growing up, before, during, and after the Holocaust as narrated through the eyes of a young boy, fascinated by the all the happenings yet unaware of the dangers that surround him. The German bombing of Belgrade, and the brutal prosecution of the Jews in Croatia that followed, shatter Lubo's pre-war idyllic life in Zagreb, Croatia. To save their lives, Lubo's parents flee to Italy. Not knowing what awaits them, they leave seven-year-old Lubo with his aunt, married to his Catholic uncle. The family's relative safety in Treviso, Italy is broken by the German invasion that forces them to flee again to Rome, where the Allies eventually liberate them. After the liberation, Lubo returns to Communist Yugoslavia, emigrates to Israel, and finally arrives to the United States.

Book/publisher/site:
http://iamlubo.com/IamLubo/Home.html

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Jesus Pedroza About Jesus
A caricature artist in San Diego and Tijuana, "El Kartun" also teaches art classes and is the only local cartoonist carried in "El Sol," Baja California's largest newspaper chain.

Jesus' book
Just WAKE UP!
Book by "El Kartun." This is "graphic short story," 22 illustrations. A story of ordinary life transcending Mexico's violence through something like magical realism.

Book/publisher/site:
http://AdoroBooks.com/

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Jackson Peoples-Rosenblatt About Jackson
Local author imageThe author is a classical musician and teacher living in San Diego with his husband.

Jackson's book
Local author imageThe Navigators
Seventy years of gay history told from the perspective of a gay Holocaust survivor and the American nephew he meets in San Francisco after the war.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Navigators-Jackson-Peoples-Rosenblatt/dp/0615671667/

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J. M. Perkins About J. M.
The author is a San Diego-based writer who used a successful Kickstarter campaign to publish his first novel, "CHEMO: How I Learned to Kill." Patrick Harris: Editor; Lauren Perkins: Cover Design.

J. M.'s book
CHEMO: How I Learned to Kill
Agent Joseph --the newest recruit of the paramilitary cult CHEMO-- battles "cancers of the body of mankind" --monsters, horrors, and an aggressive hive mind led by his former mentor.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.strugglingwordguy.com/p/chemo.html

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Louis Perry About Louis
The author is emeritus lecturer at the University of California, San Diego.

Louis' book
Thank Evolution for God
Modernity poses a question to both Christians and non-Christians; do we thank, God or Nature, for the evolution of man, his morals and gods? This question is addressed in light of Nature's theories and God's Words. The case for Nature is based on the works of leading evolutionary biologists, neuroscientists, physicists and philosophers, most of whom declare Darwin's theory of natural selection as sound science. Results from Nature's biological evolution of living organisms includes man, his brain, and his mental capabilities to conceive of supernatural gods, that is, we can Thank Evolution for God.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www2.xlibris.com/books/webimages/wd/69873/

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Penny Perry About Penny
Local author imageThe author is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee in fiction and poetry. The first woman admitted to the AFI in screenwriting, her film, "A Berkeley Christmas," aired on PBS. Her work appears in Redbook, Lilith, and the San Diego Poetry Annual.

Penny's book
Local author imageSanta Monica Disposal & Salvage
This book is a 34-poem memoir of growing up in Santa Monica, and a first collection.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.gardenoakpress.com/

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Katrina Pescador About Katrina
The San Diego Air and Space Museum has preserved this history, now offered for the first time, and featuring unique photographs from its archives --one of the largest aviation photographic collections in the world. Many photographs used from that collection have never before been published, including rare images taken during construction. This book has been authored by museum staff members Katrina Pescador, Alan Renga, and Pamela Gay.

Katrina’s book
San Diego International Airport: Lindbergh Field
Now formally known as San Diego International Airport, Lindbergh Field was named in honor of Charles Lindbergh and has been a center of aeronautic activity since its dedication in 1928. Many famous personalities and events have been associated with the airstrip, which quickly grew to include a Coast Guard Air Station, three airlines, two flying schools, and Ryan Aeronautical. In 1935, Consolidated Aircraft relocated to Lindbergh Field, transforming it into an aviation manufacturing center. Situated just three miles north of downtown San Diego, Lindbergh Field serves more than 50,000 travelers a day, making San Diego International Airport the busiest single-runway commercial airport today in the United States.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738589084/San-Diego-International-Airport-Lindbergh-Field/

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Simin Pitts About Simin
Local author imageThe author is a Persian-born woman. Her life journeys have taken her from Iran to France and lastly to the United States. Presently, she resides in Southern California with her husband. Her daughter is married and has a young son.

Simin's book
Local author imageRose Petals
This novel begins with an emotional and heart-breaking story of a mother losing her daughter by forced separation by the hands of her husband. The book is an emotional touching story about an Iranian divorced woman in search of her lost daughter and her life struggles to overcome enormous obstacles that come her way. This story portrays how the Middle Eastern women are struggling with the male-dominated society there and the turmoil created by backward traditions as forced arranged marriages. The story shares with its readers the woman's own childhood memories in a by-gone era about her wealthy, powerful father who was a pillar of society. He was the teacher for the Prince of Iran, a man that married and divorced sixteen women. The novel shares with its readers a woman's triumph over cruelty.

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

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Luciana Powell About Luciana
She is an author, illustrator, designer, and busy mother of two young boys. She illustrates books, book apps, and toys for children. She lives with her family in San Diego, CA.

Luciana's book
My Dad is the Best Playground
This joyful story celebrates dad as the most fun in the world and the best playground ever. He's the highest swing and a great climbing wall, he's a bouncing trampoline, and merry as a merry-go-round. And then, when playtime is over, dad is the best for reading and snuggling with before bed. The author's spirited text is perfectly paired with her colorful, energetic and very humorous artwork.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/216181/my-dad-is-the-best-playground-by-luciana-navarro-powell/

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Jay Privman About Jay
Local author imageThe author is a national correspondent for the "Daily Racing Form," the US' premier horse racing publication. He is also a horse racing reporter for NBC Sports Network. Collaborator: Barry Myers, photographer.

Jay's book
Local author imageDel Mar at 75
Gorgeous, coffee-table book that covers both the history of Del Mar race track, as well as taking readers through a day in the life at the track.

Book/publisher/site:
http://dmtc.com/

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Online Local Author Exhibit Q-R

Online Author Exhibit Q-R

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Local Authors, 2012, Q-R

Below are the local authors for 2012, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with Q through R. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2012 is included with their listing.

Rachel Rainbolt  |   Arthur Raybold  |  Jon Rebman  |  Cheryl Reed  |  Tanya Reed  |   Judy Reeves  |   Clay Remington  |   Kael Rhys  |  Douglas E. Richards  |   Sally Richards  |   Robert Riffenburgh  |   Christie Ritter  |  John Roach  |   Linton Robinson  |  Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez  |   Maryjane Roe  |   Rajam Roose  |   Caitlin Rother  |   Howard Rubenstein  |   Chris Ryall  |  


Rachel Rainbolt About Rachel
Local author imageThe author, a mother of three with nearly two decades of experience working with young children and parents, has a master's degree in family therapy and is a featured parenting expert in television news and radio, published author of parenting articles, books, and curricula, and a certified parent educator. She was born and raised in San Diego where she works passionately to nurture the loving bond between parent and child to foster happy, healthy families.

Rachel's book
Local author imageSage Parenting
Do you want to learn how to honor your loving attachment with your child and utilize effective parenting? Sage refers to nature and wisdom. This book meets the intuitive, emotional foundation of a secure and loving attachment with the learned skills and tools for effective parenting in a practical world. This book is a compelling and relevant book for parents, that is written in the voice of a mother with a loving touch and sense of humor that come together with a solid, informed foundation from her vast and specialized educational and professional experience.

Book/publisher/site:
http://ohanawellness.com/SageParentingBook.html

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Arthur Raybold About Arthur
Local author imageThe author graduated Fairhaven High, Mass., and from Trinity College, BA; Columbia University, MA. He taught English at Nantucket High and Middlesex School, Concord, MA.

Arthur's book
Local author imageHome from the Banks
These poems reflect not only that love of language and turn of phrase, but the author's love of life and those around him. Live, laugh, and shed a tear as he takes you on a stroll with the people, places, and pooches we can all relate to.

Book/publisher/site:
http://wigeonpublishing.com/books/home_from_the_banks_raybold.html

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Jon Rebman About Jon
Local author imageThe author holds the Mary and Dallas Clark Endowed Chair and has been the Curator of Botany at the San Diego Natural History Museum since 1996. For more than 22 years, he has been conducting extensive floristic research in Baja California, Mexico and in San Diego and Imperial counties of California. He obtained his doctoral degree in botany from Arizona State University.He has published many scientific papers on the plants of the southern California/Baja California region, including naming and describing many new species in Baja California. Collaborator: Norman C. Roberts.

Jon's book
Local author imageBaja California Plant Field Guide, 3rd Edition
This book is a comprehensive guide to the plants of Baja California, 50% of which are also found in Southern California in the United States.

Book/publisher/site:
http://shop.sdnhm.org/a567/best-sellers/baja-california-plant-field-guild-3rd-edition.html

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Cheryl Reed About Cheryl
Local author imageJasper, the big black tomcat who has become a feline self-help guru, teams up with his long-time human companion, the author, to offer this field guide to being a suburban power animal.

Cheryl's book
Local author imageCats for Change: It's Not About the Kibble
Ever wondered if your cat knows more than he's letting on? He does. Here's proof. Get the scoop on a grassroots movement your cat may have already joined. Written by cats, for cats, this is the thinking cat's metaphysics.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.catsforchange.org/

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Tanya Reed About Tanya
This is the author's first book, and she hopes its readers are inspired to spend ample quality time with the children in their lives. She earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration, but she found it unfulfilling. She bravely went back to school to become what was always in her heart... a teacher. She's been teaching for 12 years, and she earned a master's degree from Azusa Pacific University in Education Administration, but she prefers to stay in the classroom where she can be a more direct blessing to her students. She plans to write more books, and she hopes children and adults alike will see themselves as lifelong learners. Collaborator: Debbie Raymond, illustrator.

Tanya’s book
Daddy-O
This book is a precious recollection of memories between a little girl and her father, who it turns out is one of her most fun and trusted playmates. In a world where wealth is measured by the number of zeros in one's bank account, it's inspiring to see that true wealth has much more to do with the quality of our relationships. Enjoy.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Daddy-O-Tanya-Jo-Reed/dp/1469137577/

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Judy Reeves About Judy
The author is a writer, teacher, and writing practice provocateur who has published four books on the craft including "A Writer's Book of Days," which was named a "hottest book for writers" by Writer's Digest and won Best Nonfiction in the 2010 San Diego Book Awards. She is cofounder of San Diego Writers Ink. Collaborator: graphics and design by Steven Montgomery.

Judy's book
Daily Appointment Calendar for Writers
A perpetual calendar for writers featuring a writing prompt for every day and a place to write their daily appointment for writing. This unique calendar also includes tips and ideas to improve your writing, literary facts and features, notes on literary celebrations, Q&A with the Lively Muse, lists, and checklists.

Book/publisher/site:
http://livelymuse.com/

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Clay Remington About Clay
Local author imageA resident of San Diego since 1976, the author is a lawyer, educated at the University of San Diego and Magdalen College, Oxford, G.B. He is the son of a WWII Marine, a husband and father, and a person of faith. He is a competitive sport-shooter, an accomplished pianist and singer, and particularly enjoys challenging and extended off-road excursions in a Jeep that has been modified considerably for that purpose.

Clay's book
Local author imageWhispers of the Heart
This book, a compilation of 24 original free verse poems, will take the reader on a journey to the byroads of nature, faith, and the human spirit. Set off by fine photographic art and rendered in a visual, richly thoughtful style, his verse will challenge and inspire, encouraging the reader to ponder the intricacies within a moment, a glance, or a decision, and vividly portray the powerful forces and gentle mercies of the natural world.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Heart-Volume-Clay-Remington/dp/1470133911

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Kael Rhys About Kael
Local author imageThe author is a product of Generation X. He currently lives in Southern California and is close enough to the beach to enjoy what it offers, but far enough away to avoid the tourist. He's always been fascinated with religion and its hold over us as a society, and that is what led to the Horsemen Chronicles.

Kael's book
Local author imageI Am Warcry (The Horsemen Chronicles)
The Book of Revelations warned of the arrival of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Man didn't realize these Horsemen were warriors in the war between Heaven and Hell. Three of Heaven's champions have fallen, giving Hell the power to release famine, war, and fear. Warric Reynolds must become Warcry, Heavens' last champion, in this first in a series of dark adult urban fantasy thrillers.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.TheHorsemenChronicles.com/

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Douglas E. Richards About Douglas
The author is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of "Wired," and its sequel, "Amped." He currently lives in Carmel Valley. He has also written six middle grade/young adult novels widely acclaimed for their appeal to boys, girls, and adults alike. In 2010, in recognition of his work, he was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee, Ray Bradbury, and Rick Riordan.

Douglas' books
Wired and Amped
Book 1 - Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily achieve savant-like capabilities in all areas of thought and creativity. But what if this transcendent level of intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania? Book 2 - Kira Miller is a brilliant scientist who discovers how to boost human IQ to dizzying levels. But can she and her team stop a threat that could lead to devastation on a global scale?

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.douglaserichards.com/

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Sally Richards About Sally
She is an author, historian, and paranormal investigator, who brings history alive as she investigates locations with high-profile paranormal experts using state-of-the-art equipment, historians, and people who share a similar curiosity of those beyond the veil.

Sally's book
Ghosthunting Southern California
This book is a collection of paranormal investigations that take readers on an eerie journey to historic locations marred by tragedy and unfortunate happenstance that have caused the dead to rise. The book brings you the latest on haunted locations throughout the Southern California region. From the Mexican border to Ventura County, readers will find chilling accounts of paranormal activity that will leave them not with the fear of turning out the nightlight, but rather a sense of deep interest about what lies in the murky darkness beyond.

Book/publisher/site:
https://www.clerisypress.com/product.php?productid=17049&cat=0&page=2

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Robert Riffenburgh About Robert
Local author imageThe author advises on experimental design, statistical analysis, and scientific integrity of the approximately 400 concurrent studies at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. A fellow of the American Statistical Association and Royal Statistical Society, he is former Professor and Head, Statistics Department, University of Connecticut, and has been faculty at Virginia Tech, University of Hawaii, University of Maryland, University of California-San Diego, San Diego State University, and University of Leiden (The Netherlands). He has been president of his own consulting firm and performed and directed operations research for the U.S. government and for NATO. He has consulted on biostatistics throughout his career, has received numerous awards, and has published more than 140 professional articles.

Robert's book
Local author imageStatistics in Medicine, 3rd Edition
This book makes medical statistics easy to understand by students, practicing physicians, and researchers. The book begins with databases from clinical medicine and uses such data to give multiple worked-out illustrations of every method. The text opens with how to plan studies from conception to publication and what to do with your data, and follows with step-by-step instructions for biostatistical methods from the simplest levels (averages, bar charts) progressively to the more sophisticated methods now being seen in medical articles (multiple regression, noninferiority testing). Examples are given from almost every medical specialty and from dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and health care management. A preliminary guide is given to tailor sections of the text to various lengths of biostatistical courses.

Book/publisher/site:
http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780123848642&pagename=search

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Christie Ritter
Local author imageAbout Christie
The author is a journalist, author, and mother of two. She and her husband spent four months cycling in South Africa.

Christie's book
Local author imageSouth Africa
This book is part of a series of books for high school students, called "Countries of the World." It explains South Africa's history, geography, people, culture, politics, economics, and animals.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.abdopub.com/shop/pc/configurePrd.asp?idproduct=29682

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John Roach About John
The author has written more than ten books published on such diverse subjects as classical music, psychology, history, archeology, philosophy, opera, science, bigotry, politics, love, and war.

John’s book
Essence of an Idealist
When the life of this idealist ends, it shall be be said of him that he sought adventure, success, happiness, and love. Judge for yourself if he found it or not.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.JPRoach.org/

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Linton Robinson About Linton
Born in Occupied Japan, schooled in Asia, a 20-year resident of Latin America, the author's status as a born outsider is reflected in his books. He worked as journalist for years (including cover stories for the "San Diego Reader" and "City Beat"), winning awards and placing articles in top American magazine and newspaper markets. In recent years, he covers San Diego and Latin America, but mostly works on novels and screenplays.

Linton's books
Boneyard 11, Afro-Cuban Boogie-Woogie,Sky Seeds and My Funny Major Medical
Book 1 - Pretty Woman" meets "The Godfather" in a border prison. Convicted drug lord Gaspar lost his wife and family, but wants company and prison visits, so he arranges a marry with a beautiful call girl --but he had no idea what he was getting into. Desiring nothing but peaceful sleep, she detonates a war that shocks even veteran border cops. While having lived on illegal sex trade since she was twelve, she is scrupulously honest and has never even been arrested. And after living a life without love or sexual response, she finds herself falling for a handsome athlete --who is in charge of a Federal task force targeting her husband's cartel. Book 2 - "Doc" Hardesty, soldier of fortune turned photographer, gets tricked into rescuing the woman he once loved, leading him from the Riviera to Africa to Miami to Cuba, and a high-level betrayal. Book 3 - Tijuana street kid's absent father turns out to be from "The Sky," a hyperspace realm, where Benito and his amigos tube from planet to planet trying to avoid a war that will involve all humans from all worlds. Book 4 - A collection of medical, hospital, and EMT humor from contest winners, syndicated columnists, TV writers --some of America's funniest people. Over 40 contributors, all fine humorists.

Book/publisher/site:
http://AdoroBooks.com/, http://LinRobinson.com/, and http://myfunnybooks.biz

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Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez About Jorge
He is a Mexican author from Mexicali. He has spent all of his life in this city, except from a semester that he did studying abroad in San Diego. Collaborators: Adriana Perez-Valdez, Rogelio Leal-Osuna, Francisco Javier Bonilla-Vasquez.

Jorge’s book
La Pelea en el Desierto
This is a book with four wins in literary contests. The author participates in young narrative and his story is called "La Pelea en el Desierto." It's about the 2010 earthquake and a boxing fight that happened in Mexicali in the 50s, and everything that was going on around that time.

Book/publisher/site:
No information available.

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Maryjane Roe About Maryjane
Local author imageThe author has taught French and creative writing and spent many years living and working in France. She is a member of the Rancho Bernardo Writers Group.

Maryjane's book
Local author imageThe Blue Amulet
In this sequel to "The Seven Turns of the Snail's Shell," estranged lovers Anna and Charles-Christian are drawn into the violence of an ancient Corsican vendetta involving Anna's grandfather, Diamanté.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.roezes.com/

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Rajam Roose About Rajam
Local author imageThe author was born in Maryland and grew up in northern Alabama where she spent her time hiking, canoeing, and white water rafting. When she was twenty, she gave away her belongings to hitchhike and camp out around the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Venezuela. She now lives in southern California with her husband, four cats and two bunnies.

Rajam's book
Local author imageTravels With A Road Dog: Hitchhiking Along the Roads of the Americas
At the age of 20, the author gives away her belongings to embark upon an exciting four year journey of camping and hitchhiking with only a cooking pot, blanket, tarp, and matches. With little to no money, her travels take her all over the Unites States and, along the way, she picks up a Shepherd/Lab mix dog for a traveling companion. This book has the true stories of a young woman who discovers herself and the world around her through her radical love affair with the road. Not only is hitchhiking considered an unconventional way to travel, but it is rarer still that this journey was completed by a woman.

Book/publisher/site:
https://www.createspace.com/3866098/

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Caitlin Rother About Caitlin
This "New York Times" best-selling author has written or co-authored eight books, both fiction and non-fiction. A Pulitzer Prize nominated investigative journalist, she also teaches writing at UCSD Extension, has appeared on national TV and radio shows as a crime expert, and works as an editorial/publishing/research consultant.

Caitlin’s book
Lost Girls
This is the story behind the rape and murders of Chelsea King and Amber Dubois by sexual predator John Gardner, delving into the flaws in our system that allowed these tragedies to occur.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Girls-Caitlin-Rother/dp/0786022183/ and http://caitlinrother.com/

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Howard Rubenstein About Howard
Local author imageThe author is a physician and writer, born in 1931 in Chicago, where he graduated from Lake View High School. He received a B.A. from Carleton College and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. In 1967, he was appointed Physician and Chief of Allergy at the Harvard University Health Services. In 1989, he was appointed Medical Consultant, Department of Social Services, State of California. He has written scientific papers as well as prize-winning plays. Collaborator: Max Lee, music.

Howard's books
Local author imageLocal author imageRomance of the Western Chamber: A Musical and The Good Friday Prayer
Book 1 - The book is based on the 13th century Chinese classical play "Xi Xiang Ji," one of the great love stories of world literature. Although Asian and written in the thirteenth century, its themes are universal and relevant to a modern Western audience. Howard Rubenstein rendered the play in standard American English in free verse. Max Lee adapted Chinese folk tunes and composed original music to accompany the author's lyrics and the story line, and Lee scored the work for Western instruments. Book 2 - Every Good Friday, the Catholic Church says a prayer for the conversion of the Jews. This book is an answer to that prayer.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.granitehillspress.com/

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Chris Ryall About Chris
Local author imageThe author writes, and is Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief at IDW Publishing. Collaborators: Road Rage: Stephen King; Kiss: Tom Waltz.

Chris' books
Local author imageRoad Rage and Kiss, Volume 1
Local author imageRoad Rage: Graphic-novel adaptations of Richard Matheson's Duel and the Stephen King/Joe Hill story, Throttle.

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

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Local Authors, 2012, S-T

Below are the local authors for 2012, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with S through T. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2012 is included with their listing.

Melody Sadri-Naini  |   Arthur Salm  |  J. S. Salt  |  San Diego Writers Ink  |   Lois Santalo  |   Douglas Saylor  |  Irwin Schenker  |  Michelle Scheunemann  |   Steven Schoenherr  |  Alyssa Sepinwall  |  D. A. Serra  |   H. L. Serra  |  Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz  |  Philip Shafer  |   Eric Shanower  |   John Shaw  |   Cate Shepherd  |  Maggie Shipstead  |   Chantal and Jeremy Sicile-Kira  |  Edward Siegel  |  Lee Silber  |   Annellen Simpkins  |  R. Ann Siracusa  |   William Slomanson  |  Scott Starbuck  |  Mitch Steele  |   Kallen Stuart  |  Walt Sweeney  |  Ross Talarico  |   Lauren Tanny  |   Joe Tarantino   |   Bobbe Tatreau  |   Hal Taxel  |   Diana Wallis Taylor   |   Megan Thomason  |   Karri Thompson  |   Jeff Toister   |   Eric Topol   |   Anat Tour  |   D. María Trimble  |   Sarah Turitto   |   Dean Turnbloom   |   Linda Tway   |   


Melody Sadri-Naini About Melody
The author is a 14-year-old girl who is a freshman at La Costa Canyon High School. She wrote CinderLoha in fourth grade. Writing is her favorite hobby. Currently, she is working on a few more books.

Melody’s book
CinderLoha
This book, the fractured fairy tale of Cinderella, takes place in Hawaii. Cinderella there is called Cinderloha. She falls in love with Prince Tiki and wishes to go to his ball. Unfortunately, her stepsisters won't let her.

Book/publisher/site:
No information available.

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Arthur Salm About Arthur
From 1998- 2008, the author was the Books' editor and columnist, and feature and arts writer, for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He lives in San Diego with his wife, daughter, dog, and two cats.

Arthur's book
Anyway*
A coming-of-almost-age tale narrated by 12-year-old Max, who at a week-long family camp tries to reinvent himself - with mixed results. Includes 138 Max-ian footnotes.

Book/publisher/site:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Anyway*/Arthur-Salm/9781442429307

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J. S. Salt About J. S.
The author is the creator of the national best seller, "Always Kiss Me Good Night: Instructions on Raising the Perfect Parent by 147 Kids Who Know." He's also the creator of "How to Be The Almost Perfect Parent: by Teenagers Who Know."

J. S.’ books
Como ser el Marido casi perfecto: Escrito por esposas que lo saben [How to Be The Almost Perfect Husband: By Wives Who Know] and Com ser la Esposa casi Perfecta: Escrito por maridos que lo saben [How to Be The Almost Perfect Wife: By Husbands Who Know]
Book 1 - Here's women's advice on how to be the "almost perfect" husband. Based on interviews with 1,000 wives. Presented in the wive's own words. Spanish language version. Book 2 - Here's men's advice on how to be the "almost perfect" wife. Based on interviews with 1,000 men. Presented in the husband's own words. Spanish language version.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/C%C3%B3mo-ser-Marido-Casi-Perfecto/dp/1931657106/ and http://www.amazon.com/C%C3%B3mo-ser-Esposa-Casi-Perfecta/dp/1931657025/

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San Diego Writers Ink About San Diego Writers Ink
San Diego Writers Ink, is a community education nonprofit celebrating the power of langauge and the art of writing. Our poetry editor for this issue was Brandon Cesmat, who is a practicing professional of the spoken and written word. He is published or anthologized in INTHEBUS, The San Diego Reader, Phantom See, Weber, and elswhere. T. Greenwood, this issue's prose editor.

San Diego Writers Ink's book
A Year in Ink Volume 5
Thirty-six San Diego writers are represented in this fifth anthology of San Diego Writers Ink, which includes poetry, short stories, novel and memoir excerpts, creative nonfiction, satire, and flash fiction. Edited by Brandon Cesmat in poetry and T. Greenwood in prose, "This anthology represents a community, a point of culmination from many directions." "These characters' lives [are] made vivid on the page in lyrical or deliciously economical prose" (rear cover).

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sandiegowriters.org/

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Lois Santalo About Lois
Local author imageThe author is a long-time San Diegan who worked for several years as Night Director of a women's retreat. She has published seven novels and a memoir, and two of her books have been finalists in the San Diego Book Awards. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a Master's from the University of Arizona.

Lois' book
Local author imageNight of the Humpbacked Moon
On Jill Szekely's first day of work as director of a women's retreat, the donor and patron of the house is murdered. Jill must draw on her talents as a sleuth even while trying to learn how to run a home full of women in crisis situations, not to mention several rebellious teenagers.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.nightofthehumpbackedmoon.com/

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Douglas Saylor About Douglas
Local author imageThe author is an educator and writer living in San Diego.

Douglas's book
Local author imageDouble Vision
This is the final volume in the "Son of His Father" series. Rico is again troubled by nightmares that may finally lead him to the identity of his father's murderer.

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

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Irwin Schenker About Irwin
Local author imageThe author is a retired 83-year-old hospital administrator.

Irwin's book
Local author imageThe Time of My Life
The story of the author's life and times, spanning five generations and over a century, with photographs included.

Book/publisher/site:
http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0120300003/THE-TIME-OF-MY-LIFE.aspx/

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Michelle Scheunemann About Michelle
Local author imageThe author grew up in Northern San Diego County and has lived there all of her life. An avid enthusiast for the popular arts, she attends the San Diego Comic-Con every year and enjoys immersing herself in culture. She enjoys escaping from reality via creative writing, video games, role-playing, and daydreaming. It's these escapes which help to blossom ideas for everyone to enjoy.

Michelle's book
Local author imageCursed and the Damned
To save their world, two young men must break a curse by the bonds of their friendship. Near his eighteenth birthday, Prince Atraiu, his family and the kingdom of Altaria lose their ruler King Edric. This is a golden opportunity for the Lord of a nearby kingdom to see if he can't persuade the upcoming king to join his side in conquering Altaria's neighboring kingdom of Redaltras. When his plan fails, his persuasion ends up involving an ancient curse of a long dead dragon king and falsifying the death of Prince Atraiu who has unwillingly had this curse placed upon him, and in turn ends up a dragon himself. Will Atraiu and Davali be able to save the lands from Tregone's evil scheme and be able to defeat curse of the dragon king Adapu?

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.michellescheunemann.com/cursed-and-the-damned.html

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Steven Schoenherr About Steven
Local author imageThe author earned his Ph.D. from the University of Delware and taught for thirty years in the University of San Diego Department of History.

Steven's book
Local author imageChula Vista Centennial, A Century of People and Progress
The one-hundred year history of Chula Vista, the city that started as the "Lemon Capital of the World," and grew into the seventh fastest growing city in the United States.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.chulavista100.com/

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Alyssa Sepinwall About Alyssa
Local author imageThe author is Professor of History at California State University, San Marcos.

Alyssa's book
Local author imageHaitian History
The book is an overview of Haitian history, from French colonial times to the 2010 earthquake.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415808682/

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D. A. Serra About D. A.
Local author imageAcclaimed and prolific screenwriter, now turned novelist, the author's credits can be found at the below link.

D. A.'s book
Primal
Local author imageIn this gritty crime thriller, a family vacation takes a vicious turn when a camp is invaded by four armed men. Terrified, gentle Alison must kill or watch her son die. And then, things get worse.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.deborahserra.com/

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H. L. Serra About H. L.
Local author imageThe author served in naval intelligence under Admiral Elmo Zumwalt in 1970, ran spy network in Cambodia, and did covert missions there. He is a San Diego lawyer and law professor.

H. L.'s book
Local author imageThe Monk, and Other Stories
Numerous stories of naval intelligence officer (NILO) Thomas Medici, from Cambodia and Vietnam War, in Washington, at Princeton and in San Diego, and rebuilding Cambodian legal system after the 1991 UN Peace treaty.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.nilohatien.com/

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Marjorie Hansen Shaevit About Marjorie
Local author imageShe is an author, speaker, and counselor who has successfully helped thousands of students select and get admitted to colleges of their choice.

Marjorie's book
Local author imageadMISSION POSSIBLE(r): The Dare to Be Yourself Guide for Getting into the Best Colleges for You
This book takes the stress out of college admissions by providing readers with the most useful, hands-on advice on what they need to know and do to make the application process go smoothly.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sourcebooks.com/

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Philip Shafer About Philip
Local author imageThe author is a history teacher, naval officer, helicopter pilot, and corporate officer. He has travelled extensively in France and East Asia, and is a fifty-year resident of La Jolla and Pacific Beach. Collaborator: illustrator, Micaela Porte.

Philip's book
Local author imageThe Good Shepherd
Mystery. Romance. Espionage. Sea planes, helicopters, sail boats. Lost gold and treasure hunt. Southern California, Paris. 1995. This is Book 8 and the climax novel in nine volume saga of the Dragon Lady, Mad Doctor, Bastard Son, and Good Shepherd.

Book/publisher/site:
http://mobybookpub.com/

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Eric Shanower About Eric
The author is the Eisner Award-winning cartoonist of Age of Bronze (Image), a comics' version of the Trojan War. With Skottie Young, he is adapting the Oz series to New York Times best-selling graphic novels (Marvel). Collaborators: L. Frank Baum, Skottie Young, Jean Francois Beaulieu.

Eric's book
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
A comics' adaptation of L. Frank Baum's fourth Oz book. Dorothy and her friends face dangers under the earth's surface to finally reach the Land of Oz.

Book/publisher/site:
http://marvel.com/comic_books/browse/comic_series/13172/dorothy_the_wizard_in_oz_2010_-_present

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John Shaw About John
Local author imageThe author was born in Quincy, IL, and now resides in Alpine, CA, with his wife and their two children.

John's book
Local author imageThe RX Factor
After emerging from a five-year hangover on the Bahamian Island of Exuma, Dr. Ryan Matthews begins his quest to find the truth behind the real cause of the death of his family.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.therxfactor.com/

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Cate Shepherd About Cate
For over twenty years, this author has specialized in the treatment of severely emotionally disturbed adolescents and their families.

Cate's book
Local author imageEmotional Orphans: Healing Our Throwaway Children
When this author and social worker's first psychotherapy patient punches her in the face, she realizes she has a lot to learn about helping traumatized kids. So, she duct tapes her heart to her sleeve and sets out on a mission to find captives of childhood trauma and free them. When she begins, she does not realize that the kids she loves will pee on her furniture, poop in her shoe, brandish a broken beer bottle in her face, and heave a huge potted plant at her head. Nor does she suspect that they will burrow into her heart, sometimes break it, and mold her into a therapist who is willing to follow them wherever they need to go to heal themselves. Collaborators: Sanford Shapiro, M.D., George Atwood, Ph.D.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Orphans-Healing-Throwaway-Children/dp/1478338873

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Maggie Shipstead About Maggie
Local author imageThe author was born in 1983 and grew up in Orange County, CA. Her short fiction has appeared in "Tin House," "VQR," "Glimmer Train," "The Best American Short Stories," and other publications. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and a recipient of the Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University.

Maggie's book
Local author imageSeating Arrangements
This book is the author's irresistible social satire, set on an exclusive New England island over a wedding weekend in June, and provides a deliciously biting glimpse into the lives of the well-bred and ill-behaved.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.aaknopf.com/

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Chantal and Jeremy Sicile-Kira About Chantal and Jeremy
Local author imageLocal author imageShe is the author of five practical books on autism and founder of AutismCollege.com, served on California Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders. Jeremy is a Youth Representative to the United Nations for the Autism Research Institute (NGO), types to communicate, graduated TPHS in 2010.

Chantal and Jeremy's books
Local author imageLocal author imageA Full Life with Autism: From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence Autism and What is Autism? Understanding Life with Autism or Asperger's (Turner)
Book 1 - An autism expert author and her son offer advice and real solutions to the challenge of the transition to adulthood for those with autism and their families and how to best prepare for this life change. Collaborator: Jeremy Sicile-Kira. Book 2 - The author provides a clear, instructive explanation of autism and Asperger's Syndrome in a simple, question-answer format in short chapters.

Book/publisher/sites:
http://autismcollege.com/book/ and http://www.chantalsicile-kira.com/books/what-is-autism-understanding-life-with-autism-or-aspergers/

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Edward Siegel About Edward
Local author imageThe author, an M.D., is a psychiatrist, author, and musician who has independently traveled in over 80 countries. Collaborators: Khaled Turshani, Reb. Len Zukrow, Rev. Elleanor Ellsworth, Randy DeMario CEO, Anne Seifert PhD, H.H Dali Lama, J. M.R. Delgado M.D., Isabel Puri M.D., Ben Vereen, Hon. Kolawole Idji, Kitty Morse, Chandra Collure P.E., Dcn Al Graff, and Purnima Jha.

Edward's book
Local author imageTo Be with God: Despite Limitations of the Brain
All major religions, despite limitations of the brain, have evolved to answer mankind's oldest and most perplexing questions while simultaneously fulfilling many other important human needs as well.

Book/publisher/site:
https://www.createspace.com/3903605/

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Lee Silber About Lee
Local author imageThe author is the best-selling author of 19 books, and the 2002 winner of the San Diego Book Award's highest honor, the Theodore S. Geisel Award.

Lee's book
Local author imageRunaway Best Seller
All Kate Ramirez wanted to do was leave her lying, cheating, abusive husband behind and start a new life in a tropical paradise. But that's not so easy to do when he's a well-known pro baseball player being prosecuted for your murder and you unexpectedly become a best-selling author. Suddenly your new, quiet life in the tropics gets very complicated --and extremely dangerous. Does Kate return to California to bask in the glory of her newfound fame --and free her husband who beat her to within an inch of her life? Or, does she remain in hiding on a remote island living simply and happily and let justice take its course? That decision may not be Kate's to make when a series of events forces the issue as this story races to a surprising conclusion.

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

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Annellen Simpkins About Annellen
Local author imageLocal author imageAlexander (Ph.D) and Annellen Simpkins (Ph.D) are psychologists, prolific authors, public speakers, and researchers who have helped 1000s using their methods. Collaborator/co-author: C. Alexander Simpkins.

Annellen's books
Local author imageLocal author imageZen Meditation in Psychotherapy: Techniques for Clinical Practice and Neuroscience for Clinicians: Evidence, Models, and Practice
Book 1 - Grounded in neuroscience, this book is an inspiring guide for integrating Zen into therapy. Includes vivid case examples, traditional Zen stories, and helpful meditation methods. Book 2 - This book introduces an elegant new lens for understanding the role of the brain in psychological problems and shows how to use this knowledge to help the mind by treating the brain.

Book/publisher/sites:
http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470948264.html
and http://www.springer.com/psychology/book/978-1-4614-4841-9

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R. Ann Siracusa About R. Ann
Pack your bags for travel and get ready for your teeth to chatter, your heart to sigh, and to laugh your sides off. The author combines her passions, world travel and writing, into novels which transport readers to exotic settings and immerse them in romance and intrigue.

R. Ann's books
All For A Dead Man's Leg, First Date, All For A Fist Full of Ashes, Destruction of the Great Wall, Halloween In The Catacombs, All In The Game, and First Christmas Follies
Book 1 - A dead tourist, a prosthetic leg, and a gorgeous secret agent...just another day in the life of a Tour Director. Harriet Ruby, tour director, and Will Talbot, spy, meet in Morocco. Book 2 - Stripping off your clothes in a restaurant: not a good idea on your first date. Will and Harriet have their first real date after meeting in Morocco. Book 3 - A fast-paced romp through Italy with tour director, Harriet Ruby, and handsome spy, Will Talbot, in hot pursuit of a lost grave and an assassin. Book 4 - Harriet Ruby helps her favorite spy on a covert mission in China to recover a list of counterspies which turns out to be more dangerous than they expected. Book 5 - On a tour of the Roman catacombs on Halloween, some of Harriet's tourists wander off on their own. She has to find them for their safety and her reputation, and becomes involved in something she never anticipated. Book 6 - An author and a physicist, trapped in a futuristic video game, must work together to win, but the artificial intelligence controlling the game has different goals. Book 7 - What's a tour director to do when the children in her tour group, in Rome for the Christmas holidays, are definitely not children? Will and Harriet spend their first Christmas together.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.breathlesspress.com/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=96&zenid=c6ap8ukkpch7o67vfiaspp9ne2

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William Slomanson About William
Local author imageThe author has written 18 books, has four children and one wife of 40 years.

William's books
Local author imageLocal author imageO’Connor’s California Practice: Civil Pretrial and California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell
Book 1 - This book is a practitioners' treatise on step-by-step civil litgation before trial. Book 2 - Essential differences bewteen state and federal procedure in California. O'Connor collaborators: Julie Capell, David Levine, Michol O'Connor.

Book/publisher/sites:
http://store.jonesmcclure.com/OConnors-California-Practice-Civil-Pretrial-2012 and http://store.westlaw.com/slomansons-california-civil-procedure-in-a-nutshell-4th/179001/41121432/productdetail

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Scott Starbuck About Scott
Local author imageThe author is a Creative Writing Coordinator at San Diego Mesa College, and has spent over forty years fishing rivers in Oregon and Washington.

Scott's book
Local author imageRiver Walker
This poetry book is about adventures and misadventures fishing from the Rogue River in Oregon to the Tanana River in Alaska. The author hopes you laugh at the characters, and enjoy the reflections.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.mountainsandriverspress.org/Home.aspx

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Mitch Steele About Mitch
The author is the Stone Brewing Company Brewmaster. He has brewed at some of the largest and smallest breweries in the world since graduating the UC Davis with a fermentation science degree.

Mitch's book
IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes, and the Evolution of India Pale Ale
In this book, explore the evolution of one of craft beer's most popular styles, India pale ale. Equipped with brewing tips from some of the country's best brewers, this book covers techniques from water treatment to hopping procedures. Included are 48 recipes ranging from historical brews to recipes for the most popular contemporary IPAs made by craft brewers such as Pizza Port, Dogfish Head, Stone, Firestone Walker, Russian River, and Deschutes.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.brewersassociation.org/

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Kallen Stuart About Kallen
This is the author of over 250 published young adult non-fiction books.

Kallen's books
The Race to Discover the AIDS Virus and Che Guevara: You Win or You Die and Prophecies and Soothsayers Sorcery and The History of Alternative Rock and The History of Country Music
These are all Young Adult non-fiction books published in 2012.

Book/publisher/sites:
Lucent Books/ReferencePoint Press

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Walt Sweeney About Walt
Local author imageThe author was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts and was an All-American football player at Syracuse University. The former Charger became one of the greatest linemen to play in the NFL (1963-1975). Since football, Sweeney has dealt with drugs, disabilities, financial and personal loss. His story is told with frankness and humor. Collaborator: Bill Swank.

Walt's book
Local author imageOff Guard
"My teammate and friend forever... In my opinion, the greatest middle linebacker playing guard. Walt should be in the Hall of Fame... One of the best and most passionate athletes of our time." -Lance Alworth, NFL Hall of Fame "Walt Sweeney did football and he did drugs, both with abandon. Now he has done writing. For anyone interested in how football and drugs can relate, here it is. Sweeney has done life, and not always won." -Jerry Magee, retired sportswriter, San Diego Union-Tribune "If I had to play against Sweeney every week, I'd rather sell used cars." -Merlin Olsen, NFL Hall of Fame.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.silver-threads.org/Ordering.htm

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Ross Talarico About Ross
Local author imageThe author is an award-winning author --The Sahughnessy Prize from The MLA, The Lillian Fairchild Award, and designated Langston Hughes Poet/Scholar-- and is a nationally known writer and educator.

Ross' book
Local author imageSled Run
In this modern day Robin Hood tale, a teenager is chosen to be a part of the annual Christmas tradition of thievery and charity by the young mafioso of the local neighborhood. Thus begins the sorting out of friendships, the pursuit of American dreams, and the deep understanding of a father's sorrow and love.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.bordigherapress.org/ViaFolios2.html

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Lauren Tanny About Lauren
Local author imageThe author is CEO of Tannywood Group, Inc., an executive coaching, facilitation and strategic planning company. This is her second book in the "From Ramen to Riches" series. Collaborator: James G. Wood.

Lauren's book
Local author imageFrom Ramen to Riches: Finding a Job in Your 20s
This book helps steer young professionals through all parts of the job search process: creating a resume, networking, interviewing, negotiating an offer, and handling the first few months on the job.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.tannywood.com/

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Joe Tarantino About Joe
The author is a retired construction worker turned to songwriter, entertainer, and now author. He guesses he'll try anything once. His destiny is now in the reading public's hands.

Joe's book
Tales from Beyond the Zone
Eighteen short science fiction stories, extracted from the dark side of the author's brain and put into book form. His very first.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Tales-beyond-Zone-New-Time/dp/1479301930/

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Bobbe Tatreau About Bobbe
An English instructor at Southwestern College for over thirty years, the author also enjoys traveling, painting, and singing in the Southwestern Concert Choir. Born in Chicago, she has lived most of her life in San Diego County.

Bobbe's book
After Yesterday
Rebecca Kingston has been hiding from her past ever since she walked away from her own TV show, her famous parents, and all the hoopla of being a celebrity. Now her secret is about to be discovered by a journalist who doesn't know he's looking for Rebecca Kingston. The fallout from the search will force Rebecca to confront her past.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/After-Yesterday-Bobbe-Tatreau/dp/1475926405/

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Hal Taxel About Hal
The author has B.A. and M.A. degees. He has been a U.S. bankruptcy trustee; reporter, columnist and publisher; management consultant, and college instructor, and an All-American fencer.

Hal’s books
A Legacy of Death and The Fourth Monkey
Book 1 - An entrepeneur is murdered, and his brother and children kill for his company. Book 2 - A family feud and murder; cristeros revived by the Catholic Church.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.floridaacademicpress.com/

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Diana Wallis Taylor About Diana
She is the author of several books who lives in Pt. Loma, and loves cooking, reading, writing, and spending time with grandchildren and friends.

Diana's book
Mary Magdalene
A new approach to a familiar and controversial woman. Who was she, really?

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

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Megan Thomason About Megan
Local author imageA former software manager, the author prefers writing twisted tales to business and product plans. This book is her first published novel, but fourth written one.

Megan's book
Local author imagedaynight
This book received a BlueInk Starred Review: "gripping young adult dystopian novel; compelling conflicts and high stakes drive powerful narrative; strong writing; page-turner; engaging characters."

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A6NG014/

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Karri Thompson About Karri
Local author imageThe author is a writer, wife, mother, and high-school English teacher. Her debut YA paranormal romance novel was released on May 1, 2012, with two more novels to come in the series. Recently acquiring a three-book deal with Entangled Publishing for her YA science fiction, The Van Winkle Project, she looks forward to many years of writing about the unique world and characters she created for that series. In her free time, she likes to jog, ski, and travel. After a recent trip to Germany, she has plans for a new YA romance and is hoping her 2014 trip to Ireland will also inspire a novel. Karri holds a B.A. in English and M.A. in education from SDSU. Her husband, John, and son, Kyle are her biggest fans.

Karri's book
Amateur Angel
Local author imageWith only eighteen earth years under her belt, Ashley is no ordinary teenager. Not only is she dead, but upon her death, she mistakenly enters the wrong line in the afterlife, a line meant for trained, guardian angels. With a pair of wings on her back, Ashley is sent to Los Angeles to replace another angel whose "assignment" was none other than Cannon Michaels, a current member of the band Sendher and Ashley's celebrity crush. While exposed to Cannon's selfish, judgmental behavior and his reckless, rock-and-roll lifestyle, Ashley is far from meeting the requirements of a guardian angel. She misses her family and friends and has trouble accepting her own death, especially when she jeopardizes her position as an angel and Cannon's physical safety by falling in love with him.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.karrithompson.com/

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Jeff Toister About Jeff
Local author imageThe author is the president of the consulting firm Toister Performance Solutions, Inc., and has worked as a customer service trainer, manager, and frontline employee for over 20 years.

Jeff's book
Local author imageService Failure: The Real Reasons Employees Struggle with Customer Service and What You Can Do About It
The book reveals ten hidden obstacles that prevent employees from delivering great customer service. Using real examples and the latest scientific research, the book delivers straightforward solutions.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.servicefailure.com/

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Eric Topol About Eric
The author was named as the number one Most Influential Physician Executive in the U.S. in 2012 by Modern Healthcare. He works on genomic and wireless innovative technologies to reshape the future of medicine.

Eric's book
The Creative Destruction of Medicine
Modern medicine is designed for groups. The interactions of drugs, patients, and diseases are unpredictable -- clinical trials are population-based and do not account for personal idiosyncrasies, much less medical histories. In this book, a pioneering geneticist and cardiologist introduces a radical new approach -- by bringing the era of big data to the clinic, laboratory, and hospital. With personal technology, doctors can see a full, continuously updated picture of each patient and treat each individually. Powerful new tools can sequence one's genome to predict the effects of any drugs, and improved imaging and printing technology are beginning to enable us to print organs on demand. He offers a glimpse of the medicine of the future, one he is deeply involved in shaping.

Book/publisher/site:
http://creativedestructionofmedicine.com/

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Anat Tour About Anat
The author is an East County resident. "Mama's Bag" is her most recent book.

Anat’s book
Mama's Bag
What's inside Mama's Bag? A fun and humorous picture book as seen from the point of view of a little girl describing the contents of her mother's bag.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Mamas-Bag-ebook/dp/B007QRIJQ2/ and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mamas-bag-anat-tour/1109871536?ean=2940014189347

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D. Maria Trimble About D. María
Local author imageD. María Trimble lives in Carlsbad, CA with her husband. A graphic artist at a local company, she's been a student of dragonology from a very young age.

D. María's books
Local author imageLocal author imageAmáne of Teravinea - The Chosen One and Amáne of Teravinea - The Prophecy
In these books, a 15-year-old Amáne and her dragon, Eshshah, are the only dragon and rider pair in a realm once filled with the majestic creatures. They soon find the fate of the kingdom rests upon their shoulders.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Am%C3%A1ne-Teravinea-The-Chosen-Volume/dp/0985575301 and http://www.amazon.com/Am%C3%A1ne-Teravinea-Prophecy-Maria-Trimble/dp/0985575328/

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Sarah Turitto About Sarah
Local author imageThe author's credits include an article entitled, "The Planets as Our Celestial Friends," printed in the February 2012 issue of Dell Horoscope, the world's leading astrological magazine. She also writes children's books. Locally, the author placed third in SDCL's Friend's of the Library essay contest in 2012.

Sarah's book
Local author imageSpelunking for Vonnegut: In Pursuit of Modern Meaning for Jeffersonian Quips
Political commentary. This book is poking fun at politics and pundits while examining Thomas Jefferson's possible thoughts on today's America. Local topics as the recent safety concerns at San Onofre nuclear power plant. Other topics covered affect all Americans --campaign funding, regulations on the food we eat and the energy we extract from this beautiful land of liberty. This book seeks to fulfill President Jefferson's mission: to "educate and inform," as many Americans as possible.

Book/publisher/site:
https://www.createspace.com/3952046/

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Dean Turnbloom About Dean
The seventh child of a southern Indiana coal miner, the author was born in 1954. 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.

Dean’s book
Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire and Prizewinning Political Cartoons: 2012 Edition
Book 1 - In England to meet and recruit the assistance of Dr. Alan Tremaine in his quest for a cure to his vampirism, Baron Anthony Barlucci runs afoul of Scotland Yard Inspector Frederick Abberline when he begins to hunt his prey in the Whitechapel district of London's seamy East End. As the murders become more gruesome, the Inspector reluctantly requests the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to solve the case. This book is a 76,000 word Sherlock Holmes detective story with a paranormal twist. Steeped in historical fact blended with compelling fiction, the novel neatly leaves plenty of room for sequels as well as prequels in which the vampire element would be the paramount feature. Book 2 - No information provided.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Whitechapel-Vampire-Turnbloom/dp/1780921233/

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Linda Tway About Linda
The author has a dual Ph.D. in Biology and Geology. She has worked as a research scientist and public outreach educator with Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. She has taught dozens of courses in oceanography, and this is her fourth published book.

Linda's book
Tidepools: Southern California
This is a field guide to 92 tidepool locations to observe the extraordinary life there. This is a highly conservational book, instructing the public and teachers as well not to harm this fragile environment. The first edition of this book was endorsed by a "National Geographic" author as well as several people affiliated with Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Book/publisher/site:
http://wildernesspress.com/

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Online Local Author Exhibit U-Z

Online Author Exhibit U-Z

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Local Authors, 2012, U-Z

Below are the local authors for 2012, in alphabetical order, for authors whose last name begins with U through Z. Click/select an author's name to go to their listing. If submitted, a photo and cover of their book published in 2012 is included with their listing.

Sharon Vanderlip   |    John Van Roekel   |   Latha Varadarajan   |    Chi Varnado   |   Ralph Vaughan   |    Maniel Vineberg   |    David Vokac   |   Olivia Wadsworth   |    Amy Wallen   |   John Walsh   |    Steve Weinberger   |   Carol Wells   |   Kari Wergeland   |    Jon Wesick   |   Katherine Whitley   |    Shirley Ann Wilder   |   Melissa Wiley   |    Elizabeth Yahn Williams   |   Robert Williams   |   Toni Williams   |    Diane Lee Wilson   |    Jonnie Wilson   |   Thomine Wilson   |    Cara Wilson-Granat   |   J. S. Winn   |    Karen Winston   |   Todd Wirths   |    Allen Wittenborn   |   David Wogahn   |   Dave Wolfson   |   Lawrence Wood   |   John Woodworth   |   Lindsay Woolman   |    Brae Wyckoff   |   Tommy Yan   |   Amy Zajac   |    Barbara Zaragoza   |   Andrea Zimmerman   |   Ann Zwemer   |   


Sharon Vanderlip About Sharon
Local author imageThe author is a veterinarian who has provided veterinary care to domestic and exotic animals for more than 35 years. She has written for scientific peer-reviewed scientific journals and authored more than twenty books on pet care. She previously served as clinical veterinarian for the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and as former Chief of Veterinary Services for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. She may be contacted for seminars at http://www.sharonvanderlip.com/. Co-author: Carol Daly, for "Rats: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual.

Sharon's books
Local author imageLocal author imageShetland Sheepdogs Breed Bible, Rabbits: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual, and Rats: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual
Pet books that provide detailed and information about history, health, veterinary care, housing, nutrition, training, exhibiting, and enjoyment of pet care ownership for each book on Shetland Sheepdogs, rabbits, and rats.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.barronseduc.com/

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John Van Roekel About John
Local author imageHe is the author of two works of historical fiction and a retired software engineer. He and his wife Pam moved to lovely San Diego from Michigan in 2001.

John's books
Local author imageLocal author imagePrisoner Moon and Braver Deeds
"Prisoner Moon" - A young German soldier in a Michigan POW camp finds friends and enemies on both sides of the barbed wire. "Braver Deeds" - The epic story of a Buffalo Soldier and the Lakota Sioux girl he rescues at Wounded Knee.

Book/publisher/site:
http://JohnVanRoekel.com/

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Latha Varadarajan About Latha
The author is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at San Diego State University.

Latha's book
The Domestic Abroad: Diasporas in International Relations
This book examines the rapidly changing relationship between states and their emigrant communities (diasporas), with particular emphasis on the case of India.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.oup.com/

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Chi Varnado About Chi
Local author imageThe author is a contributing writer for "The San Diego Reader" and the artistic director of the Ramona Dance Centre. Her memoir, "A Canyon Trilogy: Life Before, During and After the Cedar Fire," and "The Tale of Broken Tail" are available on Amazon. Her collection of essays, "Quail Mutterings," appear in http://www.ramonapatch.com/. Illustrated by Dorothy Mushet.

Chi's book
Local author imageThe Tale of Broken Tail
A true story of how Gramaset and her grandaughter, Kali, rescued three baby squirrels and raised them until they were ready to live on their own.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Tale-Broken-Tail-Varnado/dp/1468507354/

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Ralph Vaughan About Ralph
Local author imageThe author is the author of several Sherlock Holmes novels, a book about Ancient Egypt, and numerous short stories.

Ralph’s book
Local author imagePaws & Claws: A Three Dog Mystery
When the Feral Gang attempts to terrorize the neighborhood, the animals look to the Three Dog Detective Agency for help.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Paws-Claws-Three-Dog-Mystery/dp/1481104764/

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Maniel Vineberg About Maniel
Local author imageAn engineer by training and experience, the author has worked in academia, private industry, and government. A long time interest in economics and equity markets, and an engineer's concern for provable concepts have led him to propose an axiomatic approach to simplifying a complex system, the US economy, in Book 1. In the other books, he applies his experience as an engineer, his interest in roads and highways, and his love of a good mystery to the question of how our current transportation system might evolve.

Maniel's books
Local author imageLocal author imageReturning America to Prosperity, The Manifest Destiny Network Chronicles, Book 1: The Sister Diaries, and The Manifest Destiny Network Chronicles, Book 2: Rise of the Regional Station
Book 1 - We're drowning in debt, unemployment is high, credit is tight, and our governments aren't helping. We can return to prosperity by investing in ourselves and building our equity. It's challenging but not complicated. Books 2 and 3 - Daniel has begun a quest to discover who killed his parents in 2037, when he was ten. Denise, a friend of Daniel's mother, had been arrested, tried, and convicted. However, in 2052, Daniel receives a diary and an electronic letter from a just-deceased Denise claiming her innocence. To solve the murders, Daniel journeys back to the origins of MaDNet (Manifest Destiny Network), the country's new transportation system.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/165308 /, http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/213020/, and http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/240862/

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David Vokac About David
Local author imageThe author has been a full-time travel writer since 1983, and has written fifteen travel guidebooks in addition to travel articles and numerous eBooks. He was born in Chicago and grew up on a ranch near Cody, Wyoming. He taught classes in land economics while completing a master's degree in geography at the University of Arizona. In Denver, he was in charge of economic analysis for community renewal, and in San Diego he was in charge of park development for unincorporated villages. Co-author: Joan Vokac.

David's book
Local author imageAshland, Oregon
Ashland, Oregon --where the palms meet the pines-- may well be the classic prototype for The Great Towns of America. Favorable geography, thoughtful development, and a lot of good fortune combine to make this town an idyllic enclave of culture and recreation amid alpine grandeur. This unique vacation/relocation guide, completely new in 2012, reveals Ashland's top restaurants, attractions, and lodgings; and goes into detail about the town's weather and data pertaining to what it's like to live there. Before you go and while you're there, this guide can provide all the information you will need to make plans and fulfill your dreams about this delightful locale.

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

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Olivia Wadsworth About Olivia
Local author imageThe author is a remarkable survivor. She is a recipient of a Make-A-Wish grant, and a miracle to all that know her. Her deepest desire is to inspire and motivate others and she will soon be writing her incredible personal story. Collaborators: Jack Wadsworth, Leslie Wadsworth.

Olivia's book
Local author imageStanley Stick Dragon
This book is a whimsical story told by Stanley Stick Dragon and the author. Stanley explains how dragons fly, how they breathe fire, and he introduces the reader to certain dragon species. On almost every page the “author notes” gives details about dragons to help the reader understand dragon folklore.

Book/publisher/site:
http://stanleysitckdragon.com/

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Amy Wallen About Amy
Local author imageThe author was the volume editor. She is a best-selling author of the novel "Moonpies and Movie Stars," and writer-in-residence at the New York State Writers' Institute.

Amy's book
Local author imageUp Close: Ocean Leader Chronicles
An anthology of essays and poems by high school students, a project sponsored by PEN in the Classroom and Ocean Discovery Institute's Ocean Leaders after-school and summer programs. Collaborators: Abigail Figueroa-Lozano, Daisy Cruz, David Cazarez, Diem-Hong Tran, Empress El-Aton, Gia Linh Tran, Gizelle Crisostomo, Irazema Islas, Jesse Ramirez, Leonardo Razon, Marcelo Santos, Marco Razon, Pedro Alvarez, and Veronica Barragan.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.penusa.org/

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John Walsh About John
The author is a Physicians' Assistant and Diabetes Clinical Specialist who has provided clinical care to thousands of people with diabetes for more than 30 years. He is considered an authority on pumps, devices, and intensive diabetes management. Co-author: Ruth Roberts, M.A.

John's book
Pumping Insulin: Everything You Need for Success on an Insulin Pump, 5th Edition
An up-to-date manual for the optimal use of insulin pumps. This is the 5th edition with updated information and a new chapter on Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs).

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.diabetesnet.com/

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Steve Weinberger About Steve
Local author imageHe is a local author and has been to over a 1,000 concerts, and has personified nearly every character in the book at some point.

Steve's book
Local author imageNo Air Guitar Allowed
This book is all about the concert fan experience and stereotypes that we all encounter at rock concerts. It is a comedy music concert guide from the parking lot through the encore.

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

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Carol Wells About Carol
Local author imageThe author is a retired sex therapist and marriage counselor. She is a former newspaper columnist and the author of "Naked Ghosts" and "Right Brain Sex." She has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning American, and Nightline.

Carol's book
Local author imageBe Nice To The Man
A psychological thriller. A high-profile hit and run trial goes awry, unlocking a vault of sexual secrets. Juror Seven is a lonely, anxious young woman. The prominent defendant is giving her an eerie feeling, triggering traumatic, remorseful memories, as well as an unforeseen desire for revenge. Bradley, the defendant, is veiled in the fact that he is innocent of the charges... until he experiences the evil eye of juror Seven. Could she possibly know about his carefully guarded underground life? Motivated to protect their skeletons, both juror and defendant are drawn into a dangerous, clandestine journey of deceit and degradation.

Book/publisher/site:
http://benicetotheman.com/

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Kari Wergeland About Kari
Local author imageThe author has written for "The Seattle Times," and she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University. She works as a librarian for Cuyamaca College and lives part-time on the Oregon Coast.

Kari's books
Local author imageLocal author imageVoice Break and The Ballad of the New Carissa and Other Poems Book 1 - This poem describes the author's struggle with singing and writing. After two years of voice lessons, she decided to stop singing and began to write in earnest. Twenty years later, she enrolled in a workshop with vocal coach Claude Stein. Book 2 - The author applies her own set of lenses to the Oregon Coast, highlighting intricate rhythms in the weather, shifting sands, and passages of creatures in the sea and on the shore.

Book/publisher/site:
http://kariwergeland.wordpress.com/

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Jon Wesick About Jon
Host of the Gelato Poetry Series, instigator of the San Diego Poetry Un-Slam, and an editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual, the author has published over two hundred fifty poems in journals such as "The New Orphic Review," "Pearl," "Pudding,"and "Slipstream."

Jon's book
Plan 9 from San Diego
Poetry about San Diego, author's houses, life, politics, religion, and parodies.

Book/publisher/site:
Kung Pao Kangaroo Press

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Katherine Whitley About Katherine
Local author imageThe author was born in Ontario, Canada. She studied Liberal Arts at SD City College and received a Travel and Tourism certificate from Thomas Cook at Pace University in New York. Her career spanned thirty years as an International Tour Manager, escorting tour groups around the globe. This exciting action-packed life led her to write about her many experiences shared in this book.

Katherine's book
Local author imageCamels to Caviar: The Exotic Adventures of a Tour Manager
The book helps you look at situations, adventures, and the people the author dealt with from Kathmandu to Timbuktu. It portrays thirty years of her tour managing exotic and adventurous experiences. She writes of the personal growth as she worked through these tours. The learning curve was there to the day of retirement. It became a lifestyle, living in a cocoon of self-banishment. If it werent for all the norms, personalities, unknowns and disasters, flights, cruise ship calamaties and hotel horrors, there wouldn't be "Camels to Caviar."

Book/publisher/site:
https://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0095047049/camels-to-caviar.aspx

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Shirley Ann Wilder About Shirley
Always comfortable with a pen in hand, the author realizes her lifelong dream of publishing with this book, a romance with a little suspense.

Shirley's book
Too Many Cooks
Middle-aged widow finds herself attracted to Italian chef after hearing bad news. Together they plot to matchmake their adult children, only to find that love isn't just for the young. When evil intrudes, they discover love can also be contagious.

Book/publisher/site:
http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/authors/shirley-ann-wilder

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Melissa Wiley About Melissa
Local author imageThe author has written more than a dozen books for children. She is a blogger for Wired.com's GeekMom.

Melissa's books
Local author imageLocal author imageThe Prairie Thief, Fox and Crow Are Not Friends, and Inch and Roly Make a Wish,
Book 1 - This book is a middle-grade folklore novel set in pioneer Colorado, featuring a Scottish brownie. Book 2 - This book is a Level 3 early reader, and continues the Aesop's fable. Book 3 - This book is a Level 1 early reader about a group of bug friends.

Book/publisher/site:
http://melissawiley.com/books/

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Elizabeth Yahn Williams About Elizabeth
Local author imageLocal author imageDesigner/editors Bob Lundy and Elizabeth Yahn Williams, aka "Hither & Yahn," are performing poets who inaugurated SDPL's "Downtown Verse" series last April. They have co-authored more than a dozen books and chapbooks that combine art and poetry. The poetic couplet conducts workshops on ekphrasis nationally. See the Web site for more information. Bob Lundy, Co-editor/designer. Charlotte Cagan, Poetry juror.

Elizabeth's book
Local author imageSUMMATION IV: The Merging of Art and Poetry
Published by the Escondido Arts Partnership with art juried by Charlotte Cagan, this 4th ekphrastic book is designed and edited by poets, Hither & Yahn, and features 56 poems and 40 images, with a cover by Chuck McPherson. It is dedicated to Robert O'Sullivan Schleith, who juried the first 3 volumes that were all SDBA Finalists.

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

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Robert Williams About Robert
The author, a graduate of Liberty University, serves as an ordained minister serves at the Greater Victory Church in San Diego. He is married to Lekedda and has three daughters: Alma (21), Rachel (18), and Hannah (16). He has previously published "Genesis: Bible Lessons for the Twenty-first Century," and has commenced writing another book on Early Church History.

Robert's book
Criminal Justice from a Christian Perspective
The author, who has become familiar with the criminal justice system in California, provides essays on selected topics such as policing methods, a recent California law that has had unintended results, and the United States Supreme Court issues.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Criminal-Justice-Christian-Perspective-Williams/dp/146266069X/

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Toni Williams About Toni
Local author imageLocal author imageThe author is a dissertation editor who lives in Coronado. She loves reconnecting with old friends and keeping up with new friends. This is her first book. Collaborators: Marilyn K. Simon, Kimberly D. Lowrey.

Toni’s book
Local author imageWEHT (What Every Happened To?)
A cyber journey of three friends who reconnected with friends and acquaintances. Each find came with a life lesson and an understanding of the time and places we lived and why we are the way we are.

Book/publisher/site:
http://roguebooks.bedazzledink.com/rogue-weht.html

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Diane Lee Wilson About Diane
She is the acclaimed author of six Young Adult historical fiction novels. She lives in Escondido.

Diane's book
Tracks,
A young Irish immigrant and a Chinese immigrant struggle with their differences while building the great transcontinental railroad.

Book/publisher/site:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Tracks/Diane-Lee-Wilson/9781442420137/

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Jonnie Wilson About Jonnie
Local author imageThe author, a 53-year member of UCC, has been a writer and editor for over 40 years, and serves on the boards of several local historical societies. Collaborator: Phil McMahan, Photo Editor.

Jonnie's book
Local author imageA Bright House on a Dark Street
This book celebrates the 106-year history of University Christian Church (UCC), the first church to be established in the San Diego community of University Heights (1906).

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.univchristianchurch.com/

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Thomine Wilson About Thomine
Local author imageLocal author imageThe author has taken an entrepreneurial approach to her career and launched the “Employee Arts Program,” a training alliance composed of professional educators who help organizations accelerate business performance and foster sustainability through on site arts-based learning, culture change agents, and innovation experts. Together with the parent company, Art West Agency, which promotes artists and galleries in San Diego, the goal of the program is to integrate nonprofit and for profit sectors in an effort to create new employment opportunities for those who excel in the arts, and provide a platform for innovative business development in the 21st century. Collaborator: Michael Sussna. He grew up in New Jersey and is a self-taught fractal artist. He is also a published poet and has done original theoretical work in number theory, multivalued logic, physical chemistry, semantics-based information retrieval, and the statistical analysis of baseball. He currently resides in La Jolla, CA. Fractal images by him appear throughout the text, representing the beauty behind the union of technology and the mind.

Thomine’s book
Local author imageBeyond the Wiring: The Search for Creativity
This book examines the role of creativity in the 21st century. It poses questions about advancements in technology as they relate to the changing human condition, and emphasizes the value of the arts and innovative thought as an educational foundation for our livelihood. The book is a testament to disciplined creativity at work, using the imagination as a catalyst for managing our world and sustaining the future of humanity.

Book/publisher/site:
http://employeeartsprogram.com/ibook.htm

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Cara Wilson-Granat About Cara
Local author imageShe is an author and inspirational speaker ("Dear Cara - Letters From Otto Frank"; "Nature Teachers; It Takes A Lot Of Sh*t To Make A Garden Grow)."

Cara's book
Local author imageIt Takes A Lot Of Sh*t To Make A Garden Grow (Shoveling Your Way Out Of Manuretia To A Sweeter Smelling (and Living) Life
This book was created to help get us moving in a more positive direction when faced with hefty life-challenges. Offering easy "tools" to shovel new perspectives, the book is filled with many stories of others who are doing just that when faced with insurmountable odds. The choice is the garbage or the garden.

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

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J. S. Winn About J. S.
The author earned graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Metaphysical Sciences. Her previous mystery novel set in the American Southwest, "Kiva Fire," garnered much critical praise. She has had a play produced by the Actor's Alliance Festival in San Diego, and her poetry has been anthologized by the San Diego Writer's Workshop in "For the Love of Writing." Her play "Gotcha!" was selected for a reading at the Village Arts Theater in Carlsbad, California in May 2012. She presently lives by the beach in San Diego County, CA.

J. S.'s book
Out of the Shadow
This book tells the story of two women drawn together in the present to uncover a crime from the past. Having survived a rape and her husband's murder, all Becca Rosen wants to do is move on with her life, but how can she when she's being stalked by a psychopath with an attitude --and an agenda. The police are no help because they're convinced, with her history of mental illness, Becca has faked the rape to get away with her husband's murder. On top of that, Becca has begun to have flashbacks and nightmares of childhood abuse, possibly at the hands of the rapist. Not knowing where to turn, and feeling like she might go crazy again, Becca hires a psychologist, Dr. Sarah Abrams, to help her unearth who's behind the crimes of the past and the present. Together Becca and Sarah start on a course of hypnotherapy to discover the abuser's identity. Will their work reveal the real killer before it's too late, or will Becca fall prey to this demented criminal?

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008PYM59C/

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Karen Winston About Karen
A Del Mar resident, the author is currently employed as vice president of programs for CONNECT, an internationally recognized non-profit, business accelerator for early stage technology, and life sciences companies.

Karen's book
HIYA: Patient Advocacy was Her Calling and Salvation
A tenacious and fierce researcher, advocate and caregiver for others throughout her life, Hiya became her own advocate when chronic disease, including breast cancer, monopolized her waking hours. Poor, alone and uninsured, Hiya survived holistically outside the medical system for more than ten years longer than doctors predicted.

Book/publisher/site:
http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000561727/HIYA.aspx

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Todd Wirths About Todd
Authors and contributors comprise some of the most knowledgeable specialists in this region including geologists, alternate energy advocates, and historians to monitor the millennia unveiled in this lonely land. He was the editor of this book.

Todd’s book
Local author imagePicacho and the Cargo Muchachos: Gold, Guns, and Geology of Eastern Imperial County, California
Several self-guiding road logs enrich the traveler’s experience, with natural science spiced with the lore and lure of the region where nineteenth-century Mexican boy porters carrying abundant gold in their shirts from these mines and placers were know as “muchachos cargados,” thereby becoming the namesake for the region.

Book/publisher/site:
http://sunbeltbook.com/BookDetails.asp?id=449

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Allen Wittenborn About Allen
The author taught Asian history and culture for over 20 years at San Diego State University, and has been traveling to Asia ever since he jumped aboard a tramp steamer in 1964. In 1970, he drove from London to Delhi (India), and in 2001 he trekked for two weeks across China's Taklamakan Desert. He divides his time betwen San Diego and points west.

Allen's book
Kokang: A Novel of Southeast Asia
Deep in the hills of eastern Burma lies a region called Kokang. Its northernmost point reaches the Himalayan foothills at over 8,000 feet, and drops abruptly into the southern Malipa valley. Part way down the descent sits a large settlement: the headquarters of Chingshan, "Green Mountain." The leaders at Chingshan control a global empire worth billions of dollars in trade and finance. For centuries they maintained their powerful position by believing the clan comes first and last, no one else matter. But being on top ensures that someone can always be counted to threaten Chingshan. When that happens, the clan strikes back. That's the macro picture. The micro view lies in the steamy jungles and cloying streets of Southeast Asia where the real battles are fought. There is where this story takes place.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Kokang-A-Novel-Southeast-Asia/dp/0985664401/

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David Wogahn About David
Local author imageThe author has been creating and marketing eBooks and digital media products since 1991. He is founder of eBook agency, SellBox.com, and a frequent speaker at Publishers and Writers of San Diego.

David's book
Local author imageSuccessful eBook Publishing: The Complete How-to Guide for Creating and Launching Your Amazon Kindle eBook
A complete instruction guide to planning, designing, formatting, converting and distributing Kindle eBooks. The book includes 42 topics in 7 sections, including how to take your eBook to the eShelves of Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo. Available in print and eBook formats.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.successfulebookpublishing.com/

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Dave Wolfson About Dave
Local author imageThe author has been writing and drawing his entire life. He dreams of having a perfect cat like Fang. When the author is not creating books, or watching his guinea pigs eat his garden, he channels his creativity into software consulting. Co-author: Melissa Maes.

Dave's book
Local author imageFang's Garden Adventure
This book is a children's picture book about a thoughtful cat as he ventures into the garden next door. The garden is full of wonderful plants and creatures, and also home to a very determined guinea pig named Inky. The garden is a very peaceful place until suddenly Fang the Cat is once again challenged to save the day. This book is a follow-up book to "Fang the Cat," but it stands alone for those who have not yet read the first book.

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

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Lawrence Wood About Lawrence
Local author imageHe is the author of numerous poems, screenplays, and short stories. His stage play, "No Marks Just Memories," performed to sold-out audiences in Japan and his first novel, "Among Pigeons," widely regarded as a triumphant voice for the homeless. Collaborator: Illustrations, Leonard E. Lawson.

Lawrence's book
Local author imageThe Strawberry Tree
Josephus Thomas Thatch-hut was familiar with a different Christmas story before he knew of Santa Claus. Before he knew of a Christmas tree, he knew the story of another tree. His mother, Amelia, entertained him every holiday season with a story of joy and hope.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.iknowdatree.com/

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John Woodworth About John
Local author imageThe author is a 9-year-old children's book author. This is his first book, which he worked on with his mom. Collaborator: Melanie Dellas.

John's book
Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake... We Made A Mistake!
Local author imageThis is a funny take on Pat-A-Cake. Follow John as he teaches his little brother, Nick, how to do the rhyme... but makes a bit of a mistake.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.SanDiegoKidAuthor.com/

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Lindsay Woolman About Lindsay
Local author imageThe author has always had a burning desire to write books. She grew up in Ogden, UT, and has lived all over the West, including Boise, ID, and Portland, OR. She currently lives in San Diego, CA. This is her first novel. This book won an award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Orange County Editor's Day conference in 2008 in the young adult category for the first three chapters (under the title "Split Ends").

Lindsay's book
Local author imageThe Perfect Pull
Alyssa Simone is a teenager with a secret, but common, disorder: trichotillomania. Since the fourth grade, she has been pulling out her hair and wondering why she can't stop. Now at fifteen, she is the best friend of the most popular girl in school and trying to appear normal. When she moves to Las Vegas for her sophomore year, Alyssa isn't sure how much longer she can hide the damage. The night before school starts she realizes her left eyebrow is completely gone, and she is dangerously close to pulling out her head hair. To make matters worse, her mother has signed the two of them up to star in a reality show and the cameras are about to start rolling. Alyssa is desperate to keep this secret from her mother, classmates, and the camera, but it's getting harder.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.lindsaywoolman.com/

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Brae Wyckoff About Brae
Local author imageThe author was born and raised in San Diego, CA, and is working toward a psychology degree. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Jill, for 19 years, and they have three children; Tommy, Michelle, and Brittany. He has a beautiful grandson named Avery. Brae has been an avid gamer since 1985. His passion for mysterious realms and the supernatural inspired him to write this book, the first in a series of fantasy action adventures.

Brae's book
Local author imageThe Orb of Truth
This book is a cross between "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Wizard of Oz," where you will be swept away into a magical land of dwarves, elves, and halflings.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.theorboftruth.com/

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Tommy Yan About Tommy
Local author imageAs the president of Platform International, the author is blazing a trail to help the average person become an entrepreneur. Why seek a job when you can create jobs?

Tommy's book
Local author imagePlatform 4 Profits: How the Average Joe Can Create, Market, and Turn His Novel Product Into a Profit-Generating Cash Cow
This book takes you on a personal innovation journey. It equips you with the skills to develop novel products, bring them to market, and lead a lucrative company. Today, anyone can innovate. Collaborator: Rick L. Lieu.

Book/publisher/site:
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Amy Zajac About Amy
Local author imageThe author has relocated to San Diego; however, she maintains her relationship with the Writer's Alliance of Georgia (WAG). Her stories published in "A Cup of Comfort," "Pets Across America Two," and the upcoming 2013 release of the annual San Diego Writers and Editors Guild, "The Gilded Pen," are very diverse. She collaborated with her WAG teammates in the successful publication of "Hot Dog & Cool Cats, Animal Tales a la Carte" published in March 2012. Several of her articles as a correspondent for the "Chattanooga Times Free Press" made front page by-lines.

Amy's book
Local author imageIt Started With Patton Teresa Leska's Story: A Memoir
Torn from her mother's arms when she was fourteen years of age, Teresa Leska endured Nazi imprisonment. A political hostage from March of 1943 to April of 1945, her voice leads the reader through her memories of a cherished childhood disrupted, teen years of lonely anguish living and working imprisoned, and triumphant survival growing into a successful adult in a life reinvented. The book is written in Teresa Leska Thomas' voice.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Started-Patton-Teresa-Leskas-Memoir/dp/0988207001/

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Barbara Zaragoza About Barbara
Local author imageThe author is a travel writer, blogger, wife, and mother of three children. She has a Master's degree from Harvard University in European history and enjoys off-beat adventures that tie local history and cuisine together with travel. She has learned around seven languages and has traveled through 21 countries in Europe, 36 States of America, and five continents. For three years she lived in Naples, Italy where she blogged about the city.

Barbara's book
Local author imageThe Espresso Break: Tours and Nooks of Naples, Italy and Beyond
A travel guide about Naples, Italy.

Book/publisher/sites:
http://www.amazon.com/Espresso-Break-Tours-Naples-Beyond/dp/0983509921/

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Andrea Zimmerman About Andrea
Local author imageThe author, along with collaborator David Clemesha, writes and illustrates books for young children. Co-author: David Clemesha.

Andrea's book
Local author imageTrain Man
A young boy imagines what it would be like to drive a train and take his little brother along for a ride.

Book/publisher/site:
http://andreaanddavid.com/

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Ann Zwemer About Ann
The author, B.A., RN, M.Sc., is a published author in prose, poetry, and nursing education. She worked in India as a missionary nurse for eight years with her late husband and three children. She wrote both the first and second editions of this book after becoming legally blind. She lives in California.

Ann’s book
Just a Moment!: Daily Reflections for Thinkers
This 2nd Edition of the book provides the reader with reflections that offer the perfect start to each day. Each reflection is one short sentence , easily read in a moment, yet thought-provoking and meaningful. These reflections include thoughts about such subjects as age, anger, contentment, failure, God, happiness, justice, loss, love, peace, self-esteem, and time. The daily reflections are not marked by a specific year so the collection can be used as a perpetual calendar.

Book/publisher/site:
http://crossbooks.org/

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