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Local Authors, 2013 - Directory List

Below are the local authors for 2013, 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 2013 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


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Local Authors, 2013, A-B

Below are the local authors for 2013, 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 2013 is included with their listing.

P. J. Adams  |  Gregg Akkerman  |  Greg Alder  | Elizabeth Allen  |  Jackie Leigh Allen  |  Terry Ambrose  |   Diana Amsden  |   Betty Antibus  |   Ron Argo  |   Norma Avendano  |   Sohei Bahjat  |   Pamelia Barratt  |   Jason Batterson  |   Kylie Beck  |   Robert Bellezza  |   Holly Berkley  |   K.C. Bettencourt  |   J. Robert Beyster  |   Terry Blain  |   Phil Blair  |   Ken Blanchard  |   Carole Bloom  |   Dave Bloom  |   Mary Borges  |   Jackie Bouchard  |   Lisa Brackmann  |   Travis Bradberry  |   Robert Brenner  |   Richard Brocchini  |   Lindy Brown  |   Lucille Burbank  |   James Burch  |   Milton Burgess  |   Alison Burns  |   Susan Burns  |   Teresa Burrell  |   Elaine Burrell  |   Karyn Buxman







P. J. Adams About P. J.
local author exhibit imageThe author is a licensed therapist and author working in Southern California. Her book is her quirky memoir on the City of Light. "Freud's Revenge" is her first in a series of psychological thrillers based in Del Mar, CA. "Daughter Wisdom" is her self-help book for women of all ages.





P. J.'s book
local author exhibit imageIntoxicating Paris: Uncorking the Parisian Within
The author's new memoir is a quirky journey through the byways, kitchens, shops, cafes, closets, boudoirs, and creative heart of Paris on the quest to unlock that Parisian within all of us.





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

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Gregg Akkerman About Gregg
local author exhibit imageThe author is a performer, educator, and writer. After twelve years as a college professor, he now teaches online and performs as a pianist/vocalist.






Gregg's book
local author exhibit imageThe Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story
In the first biography about vocalist Johnny Hartman, the author delivers a missing dimension of vocal-jazz history by documenting Hartman as the last balladeer of his generation.





Book/publisher:
https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780810882812

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Greg Alder About Greg
local author exhibit imageBefore starting to write for publication, the author studied philosophy at Point Loma Nazarene University while earning his living building surfboards. Write what you know, the saying goes, so much of his early articles found their ways into surfing magazines. Then, in 2003, he left for Africa with the Peace Corps, where he taught English at a small village school and had to grow up all over again, learning a new language, figuring out how to feed himself on local foods, and attempting to fit into a starkly different culture. Those formative years are the story of his first book, noted below. He continues to teach English, now at UC-San Diego, but lives in a semi-rural part of the county which he thinks of as combining the best elements of Africa and America.

Gregg's book
local author exhibit imageThe Mountain School
Lesotho is a mountainous enclave in southern Africa, and like mountain zones throughout the world it is isolated and home to few outsiders. The author arrives as the village's first foreign resident since 1966. In that year, the Canadian priest who had been living there was robbed and murdered in his quarters. Set up as a Peace Corps teacher at the village's secondary school, he is incompetent in so many unexpected ways. How does he keep warm in this place where it snows but there is no electricity? For how long can dinners of cornmeal and leaves sustain him? The place is a world apart from his home in America. But he persists in becoming familiar with the new lifestyle. He learns to speak the strange local tongue and is eventually invited to participate in initiation rites. Yet even as he seems accepted into the fold, he sees how much of an outsider he will always remain, and perhaps want to remain. This book is insightful, candid, at times adaptive, and at times rebellious. It is the ultimate tale of the transplant.

Book/publisher:
http://gregalder.com/

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Elizabeth Allen About Elizabeth
local author exhibit imageThe author was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to the United States via a green card in the Lottery in the early 90s. She feels blessed to have found many passions along the path of life, including writing and animals. She loves to help educate pet owners on any subject regarding their pet's health and well being because she truly believes educated pet owners have happier, healthier pets. She speaks and writes on the subject of grief both human and animal and supports pet owners with animal hospice education, pet loss bereavement and planning the end of life. She is a poet and a novelist, with a background in holistic veterinary medicine, animal nutrition, and pet environmentalism. Her next book, "Manifesting Mongrel," will be published by year-end, which is a reflection on end of life care for animals, cultivating compassion for the single caregiver.

Elizabeth's books
local author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imageLove Crosses Over and Manifesting Mongrel: The Summer of our Content
Book 1 - This book is a collection of short stories on the theme of communication from the deceased. A dozen messages from people and animals who have passed on to let their people know that they are doing fine and that love never dies. Book 2 - This book is a love story, sometimes through the eyes of a eight-pound Chihuahua and other times through the eyes of his person, who despite the grief of losing his brother, promises to dedicate her life and particularly her summer to his care. And it is within this singular dedication that the author comes to understand that grief turned inside out is self-realization.

Book/publisher:
http://elizabethmjallen.com/

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Jackie Leigh Allen About Jackie Leigh
The author loves reading, writing, singing, walking, traveling, and puts them all in her books. She writes contemporary romances, and has written one historical novel, which will come out in March 2014.

Jackie Leigh's book
A Real Man, Project Homecoming, and The Haunted Heart Hotel
Book 1 - Stifled by her previous marriage, widowed Melissa swears to find herself a real man -- but Matt finds her instead, rescuing her from a car wreck and proving that the years since high school have only made him more desirable. Book 2 - Brian O'Neill returns from Afghanistan ready to take up his surgical practice, but PTSD interferes. Frustrated at not being able to help people, he leaps at the opportunity to work at Project Homecoming with a group of ex-service people who assist returning veterans with disabilities to get on with their civilian lives. Nat Rodriguez walks tall with her prosthetic legs, well, as tall as she ever was at five foot four. She wants a job, not pity, thank you very much, and she challenges Brian to include women vets in the project. For two people who want the same thing, they have a hard time working together until Nat's soft yet stubborn way turns Brian's surgical cool hot. Book 3 - Susan Miller had a job she loved in a La Jolla hotel where she planned holiday events and arranged wedding receptions and never, ever made beds. Now, her mom needs help with the family hotel in Virginia City, Nevada. Somehow, Susan has to pull the Haunted Heart Hotel into the twenty-first century without losing its nineteenth century charm and without spending any money. Jesse Barnes is the loan officer who must play the villain in this melodrama. After his parents died when he was twelve, he grew up in foster care and is determined to show the world he can be a solid citizen even if it means foreclosing on a woman he's come to more than admire. When they begin to care for each other they must make some big decisions about where and in what jobs they will be most fulfilled.

Book/publisher:
http://jackieleighallen.com/

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Terry Ambrose About Terry
The author is a former bill collector and skip tracer who uses that background to write mysteries and thrillers.

Terry's book
Kauai Temptations and License to Lie
Book 1 - Chasing down the person who stole your identity is a bad idea -- especially when she's a killer on the Garden Island. The book has lush tropical setting, enchanting beaches, and dark secrets. Book 2 - A con artist and a criminologist join forces to solve a kidnapping and learn that with $5,000,000 and their lives on the line, there is no one they can trust -- perhaps not even themselves.

Book/publisher:
http://terryambrose.com/

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Diana Amsden About Diana
local author exhibit imageThe author started two Objectivist groups, was active in the Libertarian Party, and heard Ayn Rand at the Ford Hall Forum.







Diana's book
local author exhibit imageCompanion Index to Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"
This 236-page index to the 1,168-page standard edition should enable you to find any passage you seek.






Book/publisher:
http://dianaaveryamsden.webs.com/

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Betty Antibus About Betty
The author is agreat-grandmother, RV traveler, and writer of children's stories.

Betty's book
A House Before Christmas
This book is a children's Christmas story about Tommy Mouse and his two friends, Mary Cricket and Purdy Mole. Two days before Christmas, Tommy has lost his home in the old farm house he loved. He was planning a Christmas Eve party for his two friends. Now, he has to find another place to live, and before Christmas Eve. For ages 3 and up.

Book/publisher:
http://antibuspublishing.com/

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Ron Argo About Ron
Local author exhibit imageHe is the author of four novels and an award-winning journalist. The book noted below is the first of his Ray Myers series. A decorated war veteran, he has taught creative writing and holds three degrees.






Ron's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Courage to Kill
A young woman is jailed for killing the father she loved. When a crime reporter tries to prove her innocence, both become the hunted in a mind-twisting persuit for revenge by a psychopathic killer.








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

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Norma Avendano About Norma
The author is a retired elementary school teacher, wife to two wonderful husbands, both deceased, two children, three grandchildren. She has written 31 books.

Norma's books
local author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imageCharles Eric Kipp In Celebration Of Your Life, Companion Book to Charles Eric Kipp In Celebration Of Your Life, and It's About Time
Book 1 - The book about the life of my son who died January 12,2005. Book 2 - This book is filled with pictures that go with the main book. Book 3 - This book describes the year 2012 of my life, and it has a short summary of all the years preceding 2012.



Book/publisher:
None provided

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Sohei Bahjat About Sohei
local author exhibit imageThe author has been living in the U.S. since 2010. The author has had worked in media as freelance writer through and after the Iraq Freedom Operation 2003.






Sohei's book
local author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imageThe Criticism of the Muslim Mind and Secularism in Eastern Eyes
These two books are in Arabic, but the author has published them in the U.S. Book 1 - This book discusses the political theology that's ruling now in the Muslim World. Book 2 - This book discusses how some modern thinkers see secularism in Arab World.




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

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Pamelia Barratt About Pamelia
The author became a journalist and novelist after retiring from teaching high school chemistry. Three of her mysteries have been published.

Pamelia's book
Gray Dominion
This book is a mystery novel set in Yellowstone National Park, and explores the role that the gray wolf plays in maintaining the park's ecosystem as top predator. Two older women are the amateur detectives.

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

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Jason Batterson About Jason
local author exhibit imageThe author is a curriculum developer at Art of Problem Solving. From 2008-2010, he taught math and ran the competition program at Ligon Middle School in Raleigh, NC. The school won state MATHCOUNTS championships in 2008, 2009, and 2010. In 2008, he was a recipient of the Edyth May Sliffe Award from the Mathematical Association of America for distinguished teaching in mathematics.





Jason's book
local author exhibit imageBeast Academy Guide 4A and Beast Academy Practice 4A
Both of these books are aligned to the 2010 Common Core State Standards for 4th grade mathematics. Level 4A includes chapters on shapes, multiplication, and exponents. The guide is written in an engaging comic book style, and the practice book provides over 400 problems ranging from introductory level exercises to very challenging puzzles and word problems.




Book/publisher:
http://aops.com/

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Kylie BeckAbout Kylie
The author is nine-years-old and is currently in the 4th grade at The Rhoades School. She lives with her Mom, Dad, 3 fish, 5 hermit crabs, 2 cats, and 1 dog. She loves all of her family.

Kylie's book
Poems
This book is a collection of poems.

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

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Robert Bellezza About Robert
local author exhibit imageThe author was attracted toward first-hand explorations of historical Americana as a bookstore owner, musician, and photographer. He created several publications during a 25-year media career, co-founding two travel magazines, California Gold Country Guide, and a national coffee table magazine California Tour & Travel Magazine. His primary focus of publishing presents many in-depth California stories and histories with stunning photography.

Robert's books
local author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imageMissions of San Diego, Missions of Central California, and Missions of Monterey
These books are a comprehensive history of California's pioneers and landmarks, with 200 images per volume of vintage photography, and the story of early adobe Spanish missions. A set of three volumes has been released in 2013 by Arcadia Publishing. The Images Of America series continues with a total of five volumes regarding early Alta California and features the author's collection of glass and film format archival architectural photographs, vintage postcards, and print images. Many photographs were recently discovered after being lost to public view previous to restorations at many Spanish California historic sites.

Images of America: Missions of San Diego
California's first settlement began on a trail called El Camino Real, or "The Royal Road," that was traveled by missionary pathfinders, soldiers, and conquistadors on a dramatic journey into a mysterious land. Monterey was discovered in 1603, leading to the quest. Early explorers founded 21 monumental Spanish missions and several asistencias and chapels for native neophytes, travelers, and visitors to Alta California. The native populations of California witnessed years of change from a sleepu province to the status of U.S. statehood. The Spanish missions forged the powerful underpinnings of the Golden State's earliest settlements 80 years prior to the world's largest migration to California, the 1849 Gold Rush. This book tells the story through over 200 vintage images and captions.
 
Book/publisher:
http://californiatourandtravel.com/

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Holly Berkley About Holly
Local author exhibit imageThe author is an author, educator, speaker and professional Internet marketing consultant focused on helping businesses increase online sales, strengthen their overall brand, and dramatically boost Web site traffic through proven online marketing concepts. Her first book, "Low-Budget Online Marketing for Small Business," published by Self-Counsel Press, was rated a "Must Read!" by Today's Books, and continues to help all size businesses increase Web site traffic and online sales.




Holly's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Social Media Advantage: An Essential Handbook for Small Business
Book 1 - This book teaches small business owners tactics and strategies to grow their business, gain more exposure, and find more customers online with the use of social media marketing.






Book/publisher:
http://www.self-counsel.com/the-social-media-advantage.html

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K.C. Bettencourt About K.C.
Local author exhibit imageThe author was a former U. S. Army Military Police Investigator. While serving in Vietnam, he investigated theft and drugs, black marketing, and crimes against the military. Upon his discharge from the military, he went to work for a California Police Department. After leaving the department, he entered the private sector. He worked undercover for large computer firms and retail stores to determine who was involved with theft and drugs in the workplace. he also worked as a police agent for both Federal and local law enforcement agencies. He has more than 25 years experience within his field of loss prevention, industiial, and retail security.



K.C.'s book
Local author exhibit imageTheft & Drugs in the Work Place
This book covers: understanding the types of internal and external theft, handling a dishonest employee, apprehension of shoplifters within the retail industry, how to question a thief after he or she is caught, determining what is an altered credit card, check fraud, how to determine false identification, determining what is counterfeit money, who is on the front of and what is on the back of money, learn what close circuit TV and surveillance equipment can do for your business, drugs and what they can do, proper identification of drugs commonly used drugs in the work place.


Book/publisher:
http://www.amazon.com/Theft-Drugs-Workplace-K-Bettencourt/dp/0882478524

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J. Robert Beyster About J. Robert
The author, a San Diegan, was founder, chairman and CEO of SAIC for 35 years. SAIC grew to 43,000 employees and more than $8B in revenue under his leadership.

J. Robert's book
Names, Numbers, and Network Solutions: The Monetization of the Internet
This book recounts the story of the Internet's monetization, and highlights the roles of SAIC and NSI in making domain names available to the public. It is a riveting read.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Terry Blain About Terry
 Local author exhibit imageThe author was lucky enough to grow up in a large Midwestern family with a rich oral tradition. As a child, she heard stories of ancestors' adventures with Indians, wild life, weather and frontier life in general. She naturally gravitated to the study of history completing a BA and MA in History and taught history at the college level. Married to a sailor, now retired, she's had the chance to live in various parts of the country as well as travel to foreign places such as Hong Kong, Australia, England and Scotland. She currently writes contemporary as well as historical romance based in the American West.



Terry's book
Local author exhibit imageSarah's Cowboy
On New Year's Eve, five women friends make a pact to meet next New Year's with a man who meets the qualities of Mr. Right. Practical school teacher Sarah Alexander decides she'd like a little adventure. With her summer job teaching child actors on a western movie set, she just might get more than she bargained for. Cowboy stuntman Kit Stewart is adventure with a capital A.




Book/publisher:
https://www.facebook.com/TerryBlainAuthor/

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Phil Blair About Phil
Local author exhibit imageThe author is one of San Diego's most visible and respected business leaders. He helped build Manpower San Diego into the largest Manpower franchise in the United States with annual revenues exceeding $100 million. He knows about jobs, employment, and career searches.



Phil's book
Local author exhibit imageJob Won!
This is the latest book by the author, an employment industry expert, and which serves as a guide to acquire and refine the tools you need to find a job and develop a career you are passionate about. It's a practical guide on career preparation, giving tips about networking, interviewing, and getting a job (plus keeping it).




Book/publisher:

http://job-won.com/

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Ken Blanchard About Ken
The author is co-author of "The One Minute Manager®" and 50 other business books that focus on releasing the power and potential of people for the greater good.

Ken's book
Whale Done, My Wonderful One!
Little Dale is a young whale learning about the ocean. His mother praises Dale, redirects him if necessary, and loves him no matter what. A story for children that shows parents how to lead with love.

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

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Carole Bloom About Carole
Local author exhibit imageShe is the author of 11 dessert cookbooks, a cooking teacher, and a spokesperson.







Carole's book
Local author exhibit imageCaramel
A cook book about caramel, with 65 recipes and 50 full color photos. It is published in hardback with no dust cover.






Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Dave Bloom About Dave
The author is president of San Diego Geological Society since 2008. A California professional geologist, he practices in the environmental field since 1990 and graduated from Pomona College (1985).

Dave's book
Palms to Pines: Geological and Historical Excursions through the Palm Springs Region
Road logs for two self-guided field trips cover over 200 miles and 26 stops. Published in 2013, and illustrated with maps, photos, and diagrams, this guidebook includes 17 papers from expert authors. Topics range from groundwater Coachella Valley to the geology and structure of exposed shallow to mid-crustal crystalline rocks of the mountains. This guide is a geologist's view of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, historic Pines to Palms Highway, Deep Canyon, palm oases, San Gorgonio Pass, and the San Andreas Fault.

Book/publisher:
http://www.sandiegogeologists.org/ and http://www.sunbeltbooks.com/

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Mary Borges About Mary
Local author exhibit imageArt is a wonder in itself and we see it every day in life presented around us in the most glorious colors, moments, feelings, and expressions. Painting has been a passion of the author since she picked up a brush early in life. She graduated from the University of California at Davis and had the honor of taking classes from known artists Wayne Thiebaud, Roy De Forest, and sculptor Manuel Neri. Her favorite mediums are acrylics and watercolor. For variety, she adds paper to the canvas to create texture. Sh enjoys painting on canvas or paper. Her love for animals, the ocean, sailing and nature are the focus for the settings she paints.



Mary's books
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imagePinkie & the Walrus, All Men Come With Malfunctions, and Murder at Swami's
Book 1 - Who could imagine that a little Chihuahua, with a big attitude, would be able to change the life of a sad walrus? Only Pinkie knew that she could help Gus. She knew what ailed him. You see, Gus was a walrus in the zoo, who had an estate all to himself. He was a lonely walrus and he needed a friend. This story is about the need we all have for love and friendship in our lives. The theme is universal and shared by all creatures on this earth. Book 2 - Do you remember your mother telling you no man is perfect? Well, I do and what a revelation of truth that was. Of course, none of us are perfect but there are some models that are easier to live with than others. With a hint of humor and a huge cup of ice cream you can enjoy stories about the flaws of the human male. No insurance company can repair those flaws but some are okay to live with and others should be avoided at all costs. The stories are fictional, silly and fun. Book 3 - Just when Diggs thought taking a walk on the beach was going to be a relaxing event with his dog Dusty, they both discover a dead body under a pile of seaweed. Mix it up with the sassy, seductive detective Kathleen, who used to work for Diggs, and the volcano just starts to bubble. Retirement for Diggs might need to take a step backwards, until he can resolve this new murder. Whether Kathleen likes it or not, he plans to stay in the game of solving crimes for another case.

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

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Jackie Bouchard About Jackie
The author loves books (reading and writing them), dogs, movies, margaritas, and her hubby. She dislikes summarizing her life in 160 characters or less.

Jackie's book
Rescue Me, Maybe
A humorous, heart-warming story of loss, love, and rescue that will resonate with anyone who ever cherished a furry friend.

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

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Lisa Brackmann About Lisa
The author's debut novel set on the fringes of the Chinese art world, made several "Best of 2010" lists, including Amazon's Top 100 books and Top 10 Mystery/Thrillers. Her second novel, a thriller in Mexico, was chosen as an ALA Summer Reading Pick and an Amazon Best Novel of the Month and was a finalist for SCIBA's T. Jefferson Parker Award. Her new book, noted below, features the return of her first book's heroine Ellie McEnroe, on another ill-advised quest that will take her to some of China's most beautiful and surreal places. She is a California native and a former film industry professional who has lived and traveled extensively in China.

Lisa's book
Hour of the Rat
Iraq War vet Ellie McEnroe has a pretty good life in Beijing, representing the work of controversial dissident Chinese artist Zhang Jianli. Even though Zhang's mysterious disappearance of over a year ago has attracted the attention of the Chinese authorities. Even though her Born-Again mother has come for a visit and shows no signs of leaving. But things really get complicated when Ellie's search for an Army buddy's missing brother entangles her in a conspiracy that may or may not involve a sinister biotech company, eco-terrorists, and art-obsessed Chinese billionaire, and lots of cats -- a conspiracy that will take her on a wild chase through some of China's most beautiful and most surreal places.

Book/publisher:
http://www.lisabrackman.com/ and http://www.sohopress.com/

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Travis Bradberry About Travis
Local author exhibit imageThe author is the award-winning co-author of the #1 best selling book, "Emotional Intelligence 2.0," and the co-founder of TalentSmart® -- a consultancy that serves more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies and is the world's leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training. His new book is Leadership 2.0. His bestselling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries. He has written for, or been covered by, Newsweek, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review.


Travis's book
Local author exhibit imageCryonic: A Zombie Novel
"Sometimes you're better off dead...." When Royce Bruyere chose to be cryogenically frozen upon death, he figured coming back to life would be exciting. Neat. Bonus time. The world he awakes to is nothing of the sort. A Chinese invasion has crippled the United States, dividing the country in a decade-long stalemate along the Mississippi. Royce's successful reanimation is unprecedented, making him the Chinese regime's most prized possession -- but not for long. Eager to control life and death, the Chinese reanimate other "cryonics," until something goes horribly wrong. Royce travels through a future wrought with violence and despair, only to discover the cure for the disease lies within him. It's a race against time as he flees the Chinese and the bloodthirsty victims of a terrifying epidemic in the hope of saving the country from apocalypse and creating a life worth living.

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

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Robert Brenner About Robert
An engineer with extensive experience in research, the author spent ten years studying the Bible resulting in this book. It won the 2013 Christian Choice Book Award for Bible Study excellence.

Robert's book
Supernatural & Strange Happenings in the Bible: An Engineer's Study of Scripture
Results of extensive research identifying references to supernatural events or incidents recorded in Scripture. Eight chapters cover amazing powers and strange creatures such as giants, dragons, land monsters, and sea serpents, and paranormal realities such as sudden appearances, vanishings, teleportation, levitation, instant disease, instant healing, instant death, and life restored. Also ghosts, hauntings, UFOs, multidimensional travel, and the unseen.

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

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Richard Brocchini About Richard
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a full-time Battalion Chief with the Fire Department, and also an entrepreneur, inventor, business owner, life-long learner, and passionate dreamer.






Richard's book
Local author exhibit imageA Fresh Reminder
This book is a fresh reminder of all the things we know we should be doing but don't. A simple and fun read reminding us all of the little things that make a big difference in our life. This book will help you get back on track and even make you laugh.





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

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Lindy Brown About Lindy
Local author exhibit imageThis best-selling author is one of three founders of Solana Beach School District's Global Education program. She writes children's fiction as Lindy Brown.






Lindy's book
Local author exhibit imageJack David, the Noisiest Kid in the Class, Ann Marie, the Noisiest Kid in the Class
Jack David/Ann Marie can't sit still in school. But when the class takes a walk, he/she shines, showing classmates the wonders of the forest, and knowing what to do when they think they hear a bear.





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

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Lucille Burbank About Lucille
The author has worked in educational media, as a consultant for the Sesame Workshop, NASA, and the New Jersey Department of Civil Service. She has taught media design and production courses at various community colleges and was a media coordinator for the Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Resource Center for Special Education. Innovative from the start, she was one of the first individuals to use holography in the classroom and has written a range of articles on integrating media in education. Conducting numerous workshops, she has also presented at state and national conventions and conferences. She holds the Ph.D. and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and residing in sunny San Diego working on current media projects.

Lucille's book
Secrets From Sesame Street's Pioneers: How They Produced a Successful Television Series
In the history of broadcasting, there has never been a children's television series that has lasted 40 years. Sesame Street is on its 45th year. So, let's discover the secrets to its success by meeting the pioneers. Go behind the scenes and talk with the producers about Muppets, music, and special effects. Be in front of the camera with the talent as actors or puppeteers. Find out from the researchers what works and why. Enjoy nostalgic moments such as Big Bird's experiences, Henson's Muppets, and the game, "One of These Things is Not Like the Others." Finally, travel internationally to places such as the Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, Russia, and the Latin American countries to explore different productions of Sesame Street. Jane Henson, wife and creative partner of Jim Henson, shares their thinking on the role of fantasy in a children's show. Long-time Actor Bob McGrath talks about acting with Oscar the Grouch. Emily Perl Kingsley, writer since 1970, brings special education to the forefront with her son, Jason. And Jeff Moss, known for his popular song "Rubber Duckie," gets down to basics on songwriting and scriptwriting.

Book/publisher:
http://www.booklocker.com/books/7157.html

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James Burch About James
The author was born and raised in San Diego and have spent much of his life here. He has had many jobs and have been to many places around the country, but San Diego seems to always pull him back.

James' book
Solutions: A Dog's Dilemma
This book is the first in a series of seven fictional stories that explore one's relationship to self, others, and ultimately with the Lord God. Rick, a homeless man, receives five dollars in an envelope left anonymously during the night. Rick, finding a card inside the envelope, believes he has found the donor and wishes to thank the person for the money. But Rick has no idea what a simple "thank you" will lead to.

Book/publisher:
None provided

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Milton Burgess About Milton
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a professional mechanical engineer who has worked with water his entire career. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Plumbing Engineers who has built facilities in the Western U.S.






Milton's book
Local author exhibit imageWater Shock: The Day Southern California Went Dry
Metahydro's water expert Charlie Reagan does battle with evil people, true believers, natural disasters, and failed water policy in this forward looking novel about what could really happen to Southern California in just a few short years.





Book/publisher:
http://www.water-shock.com/

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Alison Burns About Alison
Local author exhibit imageThe author, a native Britain, has spent much of her life traveling the world as editor and writer. She is currently President of the Encinitas Historical Society.





Alison's book
Local author exhibit imageLegendary Locals of Encinitas
With grace and humor, this captivating book shines a light on those people, from the 19th century pioneers to today's surfers, rock stars and poets, who have created a place "where reality meets magic."





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

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Susan Burns About Susan
Before dedicating herself to full-time writing, she earned two advanced engineering degrees and worked in the fields of biology, oceanography, biomedical and aerospace engineering and, as a science teacher, in junior high, high school, and college. That knowledge continues to populate her urban fantasies, steampunks, science fictions, new adults, and other romances. Also known as S.B.K. Burns.

Susan's book
Getting Them Up, Entangled, Forbidden Playground, and Dancing Dragons
All the books are sci-fi romances (elements of time travel, steampunk, and urban fantasy). Book 1 - Sci-fi romance, coming-of-age, a teenage ecology student must save the world from large reptillian, alien invaders. Book 2 - Sci-fi romance, hero and heroine travel back into the early 18th century using both a quantum computer and past life regression to meet with Sir Isaac Newton, mess with the time line, and each other. Book 3 - Forbidden Sci-fi romance, coming-of-age, good-guy, space-alien, psychic vampires learn how to use their powers for good and to change their world into a more peaceful place. Book 4- No description provided.

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

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Teresa Burrell About Teresa
Local author exhibit imageShe is an author, attorney, and advocate.







Teresa's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Advocate's Ex Parte
After Attorney Sabre Brown has an ex parte hearing with a judge, the judge is murdered. Sabre studies her caseload to find the killer before he/she gets to her. But unbeknownst to Sabre, her life is in danger from someone much closer to her.





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

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Elaine Burrell About Elaine
Local author exhibit imageThe author and co-author Karla Lapic are friends and residents of Loma Portal who love the history and character of their neighborhood. Co-author: Karla Lapic.




Elaine's book
Local author exhibit imageReading Between the Lampposts: The Literary Giants of Loma Portal
A unique neighborhood project, this book is a compilation of twenty-six essays, each profiling the lives of the 19th-century authors and poets for whom the alphabetical streets of the Loma Portal neighborhood in San Diego are named. From Alcott to Zola, twenty-six neighborhood families each researched an author and reported their findings. A true tribute to the developers of our 100 year-old neighborhood and a celebration of the lives of these influential authors and poets.



Book/publisher:
None provided

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Karyn Buxman About Karyn
The author is a highly sought speaker, author, and neurohumorist. As a thought leader, her mission in life is to improve global health through laughter and to heal the humor impaired.

Karyn's book
What's So Funny About... Heart Disease? A Creative Approach to Coping with Your Disease
Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. Good news: humor has been shown scientifically to have positive benefits for cardiac patients. Use humor everyday to better manage your heart disease and live a healthier and happier life.

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

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Online Author Exhibit C-D

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Local Authors, 2013, C-D

Below are the local authors for 2013, 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 2013 is included with their listing.

Drusella Campbell  |  Teresa Carpenter  |   Simonetta Carr  |   Dominic Carrillo  |   Marsh Cassady  |   Millan Chessman  |   Nicholas Clapp  |  Ann Collins  |   Roger Conlee  |   Al Converse  | Michael Conway  |   Helen Cothran  |   Ernie Cowan  |   Jennifer Cowsert  |   Maryruth Cox  |   Matt Coyle  |   Richard Crawford  |   Chet Cunningham  |   Glenda De Vaney  |   Gina DeLapa  |   S.K. Derban  |   Dee Detarsio  |   Norm Dewitt  |   Lianne Downey  |   Kypris Drake  |   Jake Ducey








Drusella Campbell About Drusella
She is the author of 17 published novels. Her novel, "The Good Sister," won the 2010 San Diego Book Awards' Theodor S. Geisel Award for the best published book by a San Diego author.

Drusella's book
When She Came Home
Frankie Tennyson stunned everyone when she enlisted in the Marine Corps. After bravely serving in Iraq, she's finally come home. To save everything, she now faces the toughest battle of her life.

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

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Teresa Carpenter About Teresa
The author is a San Diego-based author of thirteen romance novels. Her books have rated a Top Pick and been nominated for Best Romance of the Year.

Teresa's book
The Making of a Princess
"For the first time man and soldier are at odds as desire wars with duty." Sworn to serve the royal family of Pasadonia, dedicated soldier Xavier LeDuc has never had any trouble putting duty before desire -- until he encounters redheaded beauty Amanda Carn. She's sweet, seductive and all too familiar looking. Could she be the Prince of Pasadonia's long-lost daughter? Surely things like that only happen in fairy tales. If she's proved to be royalty then Xavier will have to keep his distance, but he's been bound by royal command to protect Amanda until the truth is discovered. Keeping Amanda safe is his new mission -- and where could be safer than in his own arms?

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Princess-Mills-Cherish-ebook/dp/B00BAT1KWC/

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Simonetta Carr About Simonetta
Local author exhibit imageThe author was born in Italy and has lived and worked in different cultures. A former elementary school teacher, she has home-schooled her eight children for many years. She has written for newspapers and magazines around the world, and has translated the works of several Christian authors into Italian. Presently, she lives in San Diego with her husband Thomas and family. She is a member and Sunday School teacher at Christ United Reformed Church.




Simonetta's books
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageAnselm of Canterbury and Renée of France
Book 1 - Follow the journeys of this 12th century monk to learn about everyday life and political struggles in the Middle Ages, and to explore his burning question, "Why did God become man?" Book 2 - A fascinating and controversial 16th-century woman is caught between conflicting loyalties to the French crown, to her husband's political interests, and to her Protestant convictions.



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

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Dominic Carrillo About Dominic
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a teacher and freelance writer from San Diego, CA. He also worked as a professor of history at Grossmont College and other area colleges. He began creative writing during graduate school at UCLA. His stories have been published in the SD CityBeat, Somos Escritos, WritersAbroad.com, and the San Diego Reader. "To Be Frank Diego" is his debut novel. It's a tragicomic journey through San Diego's spotty public transit system, and hits on issues of cultural identity and failed relationships. He is currently teaching in Eastern Europe.


Dominic's book
Local author exhibit imageAmericano Abroad: A Year of Travel in Stories
Have you ever wanted to quit your job and travel the world? After years of deferring this dream, the author, without much money or a solid plan, bought a one-way ticket to Italy to try it out. What unfolded was a year abroad that far exceeded the author's imagination: traveling throughout Europe, working in a convent in Nigeria, Greek island hopping, and finally settling down in Bulgaria. This memoir is a collection of stories -- at once adventurous, funny, and thoughtful -- which offer a glimpse into the wonderful and strange possibilities that open up when somebody steps out into the world with a modicum of courage, hope, and no definitive game plan.


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

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Marsh Cassady About Marsh
local author exhibit imageHe is the author of fifty-four published books, and a former theatre and creative writing professor, editor-in-chief of EgretBooks.com, and leads all-genre writing workshops.






Marsh's books
local author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imageThe Professional Writer: Getting Ideas, Avoiding Pitfalls and Light
Book 1 - This book takes a writer from getting ideas to getting published. Book 2 - This book is an experimental novel about a man who relives his life as he tries to wake himself from a coma.





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

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Millan Chessman About Millan
The author has been in the alternative health field for 32 years, and had the largest colonic clinic in the 80s and 90s. She is a lecturer and currently operates a fasting retreat.

Millan's book
Cleanse Internally: Controversies, Benefits, and Facts and Vegetarian Delights
Book 1 - This is a book about alternative health and the how to's.Controversies, benefits, and facts on detoxification programs. Book 2 - This is a cook book helping one to come off eating animal products and into vegetarianism.

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

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Nicholas Clapp About Nicholas
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer, this author has studied, filmed, and written about the deserts of the world. His first professional break came when he 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 previous publications include The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands and Sheba: Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen. While researching for his last book, he discovered many rare photographs of America's last frontier. With the detailed eye of a cinematographer, he has noted the most exacting details in each of the photographs selected for his newest book, noted below, a final look at life on this last frontier.

Nicholas's book
Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier
In the 1890s, historian Frederick Jackson Turner lamented that the days of the Old West were over. He was wrong. He had overlooked some 50,000 square miles of the Mojave Desert destined to become one of America's final frontiers. In this arid land, unsettled and sketchily mapped -- written off as godforsaken or worse -- there would now be a headlong twenty-year rush for riches. Reported a newspaperman of the era, "Wonder camps were thronged with builders and wreckers, tradesmen and vultures, miners, cooks, gamblers and more gamblers, whores galore, what have you...." And, photographers. This exhaustively researched pictorial pieces together the final days of the Old West through visually rich and rare photographs that include the sweeping landscapes and intimate images of the land's nobodies and nabobs and their common, if elusive, hope of striking it rich. The early Mojave photographers were unsung and remain uncelebrated, yet they captured a series of extraordinary images of what was to become a grand, tumultuous, rowdy near-last act of the Old West.

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

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Ann Collins About Ann
local author exhibit imageThe author is a second-generation native San Diegan with a love of San Diego history. Her book is set at the Hotel Grand Victoria (Hotel del Coronado) in 1898. On the book's cover is a photo of the Californian tall ship from the San Diego Maritime Museum. Ann is a photographer as well as a writer, specializing in nature photography and La Jolla seascapes. Her book is available from Amazon.





Ann's book
local author exhibit imageA Matter of Marriage
Can a marriage of convenience become a marriage of forever? After her father's untimely death, grieving hotel heiress Julia Fairbanks is shocked by the stipulation in his last will and testament. She must marry within six months of his death or lose her livelihood and beloved home, the 400-room Hotel Grand Victoria on the shores of San Diego's Coronado Island. Julia is determined to manage the hotel even though her bold choice raises eyebrows. Finding no way around the stipulation, she begins her search for a husband, unaware that someone in her midst wants her out of the hotel forever. Dead. Alex MacLean, an emotionally and physically scarred drifter with secrets, arrives at the storybook-style Hotel Grand Victoria in answer to an advertisement for carpenters. A job offer for the position of husband is not what he had in mind. However, he can't resist appointing himself protector of the hotel's beautiful owner when an attempt is made on her life. His attraction to Julia grows quickly, but Alex wants love and a family, not a marriage of convenience. Not only that, Julia doesn't know about his past, and Alex wants to keep it that way.

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

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Roger Conlee About Roger
local author exhibit imageHe is the author of five historical fiction books and a former newspaper reporter, editor, sportswriter, and columnist.






Roger's book
local author exhibit imageFog and Darkness
In the midst of the action, two protagonists manage to survive the last year of World War II, and then co-author a controversial book on what the U.S. did right and did wrong in winning that conflict.





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

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Al Converse About Al
A New Englander by birth and a Navy brat by circumstance, the author started writing Vietnam War press releases. He holds a BS degree in Business from Boston University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Al's book
Die Again
A brutal killing of an old girlfriend disrupts the college social life of Herman Harris. The victim's father offers a reward, and Herman begins a hunt for the killer.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/A.-J.-Converse/e/B00B6SYKPG/

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Michael Conway About Michael
The author lives, works, and surfs in Encinitas, CA.

Michael's book
The Surf Detective
Mike Malone is an amateur sleuth who undertakes the task of finding out why one of the world's best surfers was viciously attacked and left for dead. Malone starts his investigation in the small southern California town of Encinitas, and while searching for those responsible for the attack, becomes involved with powerful multinational companies and a sinister religious cult. The mystery unfolds against a backdrop of professional surfing contests at exotic locations around the world and along the way Malone earns his title of "The Surf Detective."

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Surf-Detective-Michael-James-Conway/dp/0615412149/

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Helen Cothran About Helen
local author exhibit imageThe author has been an English professor and editor of college and high school textbooks. She grew up in the tiny desert town of Trona, CA, and now lives in the San Diego area. When she isn't working at her job as a copyeditor or writing the Sam Larkin Mystery series, she enjoys triathlon, hiking, and gardening.





Helen's book
local author exhibit imageHalf Life: A Sam Larkin Mystery
A brutal sun melts the roadways. Wind-driven sand scours the earth. It is a wasteland littered with a century of abandoned cars and broken glass. Old-timers wax nostalgic about the way it used to be before stores and stoplights spoiled the place and newcomers put in air conditioners. Nothing much happens out here, and the pace is as slow as the arrival of rain. Welcome to Desert Rock . . . Sam Larkin's greatest nemesis . . . besides the desert denizens she uncovers committing murder and mayhem. This is the newest book in the Sam Larkin Mystery series. When Desert Rock's mayor volunteers the town to be a radioactive waste dump, tempers ignite. Then, protestor Pete Castillo disappears and his sister Gabby cries murder. Writer and amateur sleuth Sam Larkin gets pulled into the turmoil by her best friend Eddie, who convinces her to investigate on behalf of Gabby, who just happens to be his ex. As Sam reluctantly works the case, she confronts suspects whose toxic relationships reveal dangerous ideas about love. Before long, Sam asks one too many questions and finds herself in the crosshairs.

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

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Ernie Cowan About Ernie
The author began his love affair with the desert as a young reporter for the San Diego Evening Tribune, covering Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. He's captured thousands of images of the desert's unique beauty, which have been used in state park brochures, greeting cards, and numerous publications including Desert Magazine, Western Outdoor News, and the North County Times. As a resident of Escondido, Cowan got involved in local politics and was elected to the City Council and served as Mayor. But, he never lost touch with the desert and continued his photographic journey.

Ernie's book
Anza-Borrego: A Photographic Journey
A photographer captures the essence of this California State Park through stunning images that impress the viewer with the sheer scope of size, moods, and seasonal variations found within Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This is an arm-chair adventure into one of the nation's finest desert parks that leaves one wanting more. This is the second edition of this book.

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

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Jennifer Cowsert About Jennifer
local author exhibit imageNot only does she enjoy writing, but she loves to help deliver babies as a working Doula. She is passionate about both things and feel so lucky that she get to do them. She mostly writes contemporary romance, but has been known to dabble in other areas as well.





Jennifer's book
local author exhibit imagePsychic Surrender
Lori is new to the world of paranormal. She has recently discovered that she has psychic abilities. Although she has been helping her ghostly encounters find peace for months, she hasn't yet told anyone of her ability. When Samantha, a local girl, goes missing, she has no choice but to convince the PI working on the case that she can help. What happens in the course of only a few days leaves Lori reeling. Astral projections, ghostly grandfathers, car chases, and kidnappings will leave the reader stunned. And, if that isn't enough, Lori find herself attracted to the gruff PI. Join Lori as she bravely traverses through her newest psychic adventure.


Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Cowsert/e/B009TDFSX8/

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Maryruth Cox About Maryruth
The author has lived in Del Mar Terrace since 1953. She and her husband Chip built their home and raised five children there. She likes to hike in the Torrey pines reserve that encircles the Terrace.

Maryruth's book
The Story of Del Mar Terrace
This book is an informal history up to 1980 of Del Mar Terrace, a seaside community in north San Diego city.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Matt Coyle About Matt
local author exhibit imageThe author lives in San Diego with his yellow Lab, Angus, where he is working on the second Rick Cahill crime novel.







Matt's book
local author exhibit imageYesterday's Echo
Ex-cop Rick Cahill, still a suspect in his wife's murder, is thrust back under the police and media spotlight when he helps a woman arrested for murder.





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

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Richard Crawford About Richard
Local author exhibit imageThe author is the Supervisor of Special Collections at the San Diego Public Library. He is the former Archives Director at the San Diego Historical Society, where he also edited the "Journal of San Diego History" for nine years. Born in Long Beach, he has been a San Diegan since 1973. He has degrees in history (San Diego State University) and Library Science (San Jose State University). In his thirty-year career as a historian and archivist, he has written extensively on local history, including the books "Stranger Than Fiction: Vignettes of San Diego History" (1995), "The Way We Were in San Diego" (November 2011), and his current book, "San Diego Yesterday" (May 2013).


Richard's book
Local author exhibit imageSan Diego Yesterday
San Diego today is a vibrant and bustling coastal city, but it wasn't always so. The city's transformation from a rough-hewn border town and frontier port to a vital military center was marked by growing pains and political clashes. Civic highs and criminal lows have defined San Diego's rise through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries into a preeminent Sun Belt city. Historian and author Crawford recalls the significant events and one-of-a-kind characters like benefactor Frank "Booze"Beyer, baseball hero Albert Spalding, and novelist Scott O'Dell. Join the author for a collection that recounts how San Diego yesterday laid the foundation for the city's bright future.


Book/publisher/site:
https://www.historypress.net/catalogue/bookstore/books/Series/American%20Chronicles/San-Diego-Yesterday/9781609499761

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Chet Cunningham About Chet
The author is a long time resident of San Diego and has published 337 books.

Chet's book
Hell Hole
An old West murder in a mine in the Comstock Lode in Nevada.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Glenda De Vaney About Glenda
Local author exhibit imageThe author has traveled to France over thirty times to photograph the beautiful sights and is a former volunteer for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.






Glenda's book
Local author exhibit imageJourneys Through France and Life (A Memoir of Discovery)
A memoir of the author's travels in France (where she found frustration, humor, and joy), interrupted by crises, one of which is the discovery that her son has schizophrenia. This book is a true story that reads like a novel.





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

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Gina DeLapa About Gina
Local author exhibit imageThe author is the creator of the "Stuff You Already Know" book series, which grew out of her desire to record a few words of wisdom for her teenage nephew.






Gina's book
Local author exhibit imageStuff You Already Know ... And Everybody Should
Part pep talk, part reflection, part friendly kick in the butt: 437 ways to make your life count, from doing the right thing to setting boundaries to relating to people half your age.





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

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S.K. Derban About S.K.
Local author exhibit imageWhen writing, the author relies on all aspects of her life, from her faith in the Lord, to her love of the arts.





S.K.'s book
For No Apparent Reason
A calloused murder, a chance discovery -- two unplanned events become the catalyst that proves "in all things, God works for good..."

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

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Dee Detarsio About Dee
Local author exhibit imageThe author is an award-winning independent author.







Dee's Book
All My Restless Life to Live
Life is a soap opera, especially for Elle Miller, who writes for one. (Ellen dropped the "n" in her name in hopes of finding a better ending for herself.) When her laptop crashes, she borrows her dead dad's computer and gets way more than she bargained for.

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

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Norm Dewitt About Norm
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a racer and architect, who eventually found a career in motorsport journalism.





Norm's Book
Making It Faster
This book includes stories from three generations of races and engineers, on how major innovations were achieved, as told by the participants themselves.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.createspace.com/45421/

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Lianne Downey About Lianne
Local author exhibit imageThe author writes visionary novels, self-help nonfiction, and personal development articles. She has spent nearly 40 years engaged in reincarnation research.






Lianne's Book
Local author exhibit imageSpeed Your Evolution: Become the Star Being You Are Meant to Be!
A workbook for personal psychic development. The book introduces the interdimensional science supporting reincarnation, and features anecdotes, illustrations, and interactive exercises to awaken psychic powers.





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

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Kypris Drake About Kypris
Born on the shores of the Mississippi river, she grew up reading Mark Twain and planning to be a musician. She learned to read music and play the piano before she could read and write, and won a State Scholarship for violin during her freshman year at Eastern Illinois University. Following her inner GPS, she soon realized that there was more she hungered to learn, and earned her Bachelors and Master's degrees in Biology at San Diego State University and then University of California, Irvine. Working as a scientist for many years, she became dissatisfied with the separation between science, emotion, and spirit. She traveled to Tahiti in search of a deeper connection with the divine feminine, and nearly drowned during a snorkeling expedition. She studied bellydance, druidic spirituality, wicca, and shamanism, and returned to school at age 32. Earning a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, and worked as a bereavement counselor at Sharp Hospice in San Diego, CA. She currently lives in Sunny San Diego with her cat Romeo, her rabbit Pearl, her son Drake, and a house full of beloved family members. Kypris currently writes, speaks, and consults with people all over the world.

Kypris's Book
The Heart of Intimacy: Six Gateways to Healthy Relationships
This second book in the Six Gateways series shows the reader that all relationships are sacred. In a world filled with dating anxiety, divorce, and fear of commitment, this guide lights a spiritual path to healthy relationships that work. Step-by-step you will find your own true essence and blossom forth into a partnership that is strong, joyous, passionate, and deeply connected.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Heart-Intimacy-Gateways-Relationships-ebook/dp/B00DSWZXQS/

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Jake Ducey About Jake
If at age 22, Deepak Chopra met Eckhart Tolle met Jack Canfield met Tony Robbins met Dr, Phil, together they would manifest the amazing wisdom and energy which converge in a strong new voice emerging among Millenials, one which deserves to be heard.

Jake's Book
Into the Wind
The emotional, spiritual, and actual adventure experienced and shared by the author render his memoir a must read for seekers of any age. Just how much living can a nineteen-year-old have done to justify a memoir? In the case of this author, plenty. Without a map, the nineteen year-old leaves behind a drug and alcohol fueled life, a college basketball scholarship, and a probable pro-career and sets out to travel the world in search of his sense of self, the meaning of his life. Melding into the lives and cultures of the people he meets traveling from Guatemala to Australia, from Indonesia to Thailand, all on his meager childhood savings, he imbues his readers with an understanding that despite our perceived differences, there is a humanity and heart we all share. Putting us on the ground in villages, on beaches, and in far-eastern retreats, he takes us along on and adventure sure to open our hearts and minds to connections and possibilities.

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

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Online Local Author Exhibit E-F

Online Author Exhibit E-F

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Local Authors, 2013, E-F

Below are the local authors for 2013, 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 2013 is included with their listing.

Larry Edwards  |  Kristen Elise  | J.Elke Ertle  |   Sandra H. Esch  |   Donald Eulert  |   Dee Fabry  |   Renae Farley  |   Corey Lynn Fayman  |   Lynda Felder  |   Authornamehere  |   Summer Felix  |   Renee Fisher  |   Layla Fiske  |   Kristen Fogle  |   Heather Fowler  |   Judith Fox










Larry Edwards About Larry
The author is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of three books.

Larry's book
Dare I Call It Murder?:  A Memoir of Violent Loss
Larry Edwards unmasks the emotional trauma of violent loss as he ferrets out new facts to get at the truth of how and why his parents were killed.

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

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Kristen Elise About Kristen
local author exhibit imageThe author holds a Ph.D. degree, and is a professional drug discovery biologist and life-long travel addict. She lives with her husband and three canine children.






Kristen's book
local author exhibit imageThe Vesuvius Isotope
The quest of biologist Katrina Stone to solve her husband's murder leads across ancient Italy and Egypt to a two-thousand-year-old medical mystery and one of history's most enigmatic women.





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

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J.Elke Ertle About J.Elke
The author was born and raised in West Berlin, Germany, in the aftermath of World War II. At that time, the city was the focal point of the escalating Cold War between East and West. She immigrated to the United States in 1967 and holds a Masters of Science degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from San Diego State University. She pursued a career in public administration. After retiring in 2007, Elke obtained a Certificate in Fitness Exercise Science from the University of California, San Diego, and currently teaches group exercise classes on a part-time basis. She enjoys hiking and dancing with her husband of four decades, Burch. Other favorite activities include reading, writing, gardening, cooking, music and tennis. Elke is contributing author to "The Real F.M. Urban," published in the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, and to two anthologies.

J.Elke's book
Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl's Journey to Freedom
The author grew up in Berlin, Germany, during the Cold War of the 40s, 50s, and 60s when American, British, French, and Soviet forces occupied her city. When she was born, her city lay in shambles. As she grew up, mounting East-West tension lead to an escalating Cold War that culminated in the construction of the Berlin Wall. But the brick-and-mortar monstrosity was not the only insurmountable barrier she came to know intimately. Brought up to unquestioning obedience, she never defied parental authority, not until she fell in love for the first time. The ensuing parent-daughter conflict paralleled in intensity the Cold War between East and West. She found herself incarcerated behind walls as impenetrable as the one that divided her city. The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall being only one year away, this coming of age story, told from the perspective of a young girl, is a timely slice of history. She interweaves history with her own memories of the Berlin Blockade, the Berlin Airlift, and the construction of the Berlin Wall.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.walled-in-berlin.com/

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Sandra H. Esch About Sandra
local author exhibit imageThe author forges story lines from her family heritage. Her debut novel, "Tracks in the Snow," won the SDCWG Award for Best Fiction Book, 2012. She lives with her husband, Fred, in San Diego.

Sandra's book
A Whisper on the Wind
Taking place in Amber Leaf, Minnesota in June 1945, this book is a powerful drama that carries the reader into the hearts and souls of unforgettable characters and the suffering they endure as they struggle against unexpected and redemptive love.

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

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Donald Eulert About Donald
local author exhibit imageThe author has a Ph.D. degree, and is a poet and professor of psychology, Director of the Center for Integrative Psychology, and long-time resident of the backcountry of Ramona, CA.




Donald's book
local author exhibit imageRitual & Healing: Stories of Ordinary and Extraordinary Transformation
This book is a collection of stories about ritual and healing, includes the experience of professionals who practice intentionally; research about the effectiveness of ritual for healing and ritual in everyday life.





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

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Dee Fabry About Dee
The author currently serves as interim associate provost at National University. She is a former test developer for Kaplan Learning, Inc., and has also served as vice president of assessment for PLATO Learning and Lightspan.

Dee's book
On Teaching Well: Using Classroom Instructional Strategies to Increase Your Teaching Effectiveness
In her book, the author leads the reader participant first to a mirror to create an honest self-evaluation that draws from the well known works of James H. Stronge, resulting in a new self portrait and an action plan for change. Weaving in her personal experience along with real life case studies, she ties together with a strong knot, teacher effectiveness and the research-based instructional strategies espoused by Marzano, Pickering and Pollack. Learning activities, mini lectures, mapping and grading rubrics throughout the text and appendices connect the two in unity and an inseparable, energy filled bond. The e-book is designed for a variety of applications from individual faculty use, curriculum supplements for teacher educators, a stand alone course or Professional Development Programs.

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

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Renae Farley About Renae
The author has been an interior designer in San Diego for over 30 years. This is her first book ever writen because I felt a great need to do so. She is married to Richard Pommer. She has been a runner for 45 years. Her love of travel has taken her to 18 countires so far.

Renae's book
All We Need Is A Happy Ending
This book is a story of the author's sister and best friend's battle with early onset Alzheimer's Disease, which was diagnosed when she was 49 years old. It is a story of the author trying to find a cure while battling the bureaucracy. And when she had to give up on a cure, because there is none, how she fell in love with a wonderful man that changed everything for us.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/All-We-Need-Happy-Ending-ebook/dp/B00GSBK1TU/

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Corey Lynn Fayman About Corey Lynn
local author exhibit imageThe author, a San Diego native, spent many years as a musician, songwriter, and sound designer, but still refuses to apologize for it.






Corey Lynn's book
local author exhibit imageBorder Field Blues
Sex, politics, environmentalism, and classic rock guitar collide in this award-winning mystery set in the backcountry along the San Diego-Tijuana border.





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

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Lynda Felder About Lynda
local author exhibit imageThe author has been writing digital content professionally for more than 15 years in diverse industries such as medical devices, telecommunications, and healthcare. She teaches several college-level writing courses, including Web writing, and she is an active volunteer at elementary schools, where she leads storytelling and writing workshops.





Lynda's book
local author exhibit imageThe Web Writer's Toolkit: 365 Prompts, Collaborative Exercises, Games, and Challenges for Effective Online Content
As this book reveals, almost anything can serve as a point of inspiration for successful Web writing. Follow along with her 365 exercises -- in order or jump around to sections on travel, games, sounds, and much more-- to learn how to transform your experiences and observations into ingenious Web content.






Book/publisher/site:
http://www.peachpit.com/store/web-writers-toolkit-365-prompts-collaborative-exercises-9780133260618

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Summer Felix About Summer
The author was born in July 1977 to a pair of hippies turned yuppies. After twelve years of trying to conceive, her mother went to study with the Maharishi and her new enlightenment with Transcendental Meditation was all that was needed to finally get pregnant with what would be her only child. She grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles, and graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Communications and Creative Writing. She later received her Masters in Juggling Child Tantrums and Divorce. She currently resides in San Diego, CA with her eight-year-old techy wanna be surfer son, her six-year-old "My Little Pony" obsessed daughter who's discovered lipstick, her ten-year-old bonus son, eight-year-old bonus daughter, one Dutch man and a hermit crab.

Summer's book
Lost and ProFound and The Right One
Rebecca Trovatelli thought for sure she'd be in a better place when she reached her 30s. Yet here it is, her 33rd birthday, and she is only doing well at one thing: waiting. Waiting for her career to finally go in the direction she wants. Waiting for her children to finally listen to her. Waiting for the love of her life to realize he's ready to commit. In the meantime, she is haphazardly navigating the trenches at preschool, and trying to win over the mothers who seem so much better equipped to parent than she is. She is also making a conscious effort not to compare herself to her seemingly perfect friend whose life she mainly follows via a blog, and attempting to be happy for her ex-husband, by all outward appearances, has successfully moved on and started a new life. Then Josh enters the picture. He's handsome and sweet. Her kids love him. Her parents approve. He takes her out and actually seems to want to be in an exclusive relationship. Suddenly, things are looking up for Rebecca, but by now she should know not to expect it to last for long. When things start to get complicated, Rebecca must re-evaluate her life, her friends, and the choices she has made. And in doing so, she might just figure out what matters most.

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

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Renee Fisher About Renee
local author exhibit imageThe author is the spirited speaker and author to the 30-somethings.








Renee's book
local author exhibit imageForgiving Others, Forgiving Me and Loves Me Not
Book 1 - The book teaches the reader how to forgive others including themselves. Book 2 - This book encourages the reader if she or he has recently experienced a breakup.









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

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Layla Fiske About Layla
local author exhibit imageThe author was born in Detroit, MI and grew up in Southern California. The daughter and granddaughter of immigrants, she was raised with the rich culture, language, and foods of the Middle East. A graduate of San Diego State University, she completed a career in the field of land use management while raising two children. Now the grandmother of two, she lives in San Diego with her husband. This is her first novel.




Layla's book
local author exhibit imageThe Fig Orchard
The unforgettable story of a woman splintered by war and cultural mores, desperately struggling to hold her family together, this book is a rich, compelling epic of love, heroism, family, and empowerment. In an isolated, tradition-bound village high above the Jordan River, balancing delicately amidst age-old superstitions and religious orthodoxy, Nisrina Huniah, a fifteen-year-old girl, is torn between innocent imaginings and looming apprehensions as she marries a man she has never met, only to fall in love on the night they are wed. Her joy takes a heart-wrenching turn when the encroaching World War fiercely shatters her reality, propelling her on an unexpected journey where she develops friendships that ultimately alter her perception of herself and the world around her. Beautifully written, this sweeping epic of love and friendship, longing, and the hope of redemption is woven into a colorful tapestry that comes alive against the vibrant backdrop of life in early twentieth-century Middle East. With its haunting and deeply affecting ending, the book will remain in the hearts and minds of its readers long after the last page is turned.

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

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Kristen Fogle About Kristen
San Diego Writers, Ink is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our goals are to nurture writers and fosters a literary community by serving as a hub for the literary community, promote literature, provide artistic development for writers at all levels, and facilitate artistic collaboration.

Kristen's book
local author exhibit imageA Year in Ink: San Diego Writer's Ink Anthology, Volume 6
This book is an anthology of the creative work of San Diego County writers, published each year by San Diego Writers, Ink. The annual publication represents a sampling of the tangible results of our community's diligent scribblers. Volume 6 includes short stories, novel and memoir excerpts, creative nonfiction, satire, flash fiction, and poetry. Volume 6 authors are a diverse group, young and old, new writers and much-published veterans.



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

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Heather Fowler About Heather
local author exhibit imageThe author has written the story collections "Suspended Heart," "People with Holes," "This Time, While We're Awake," and "Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness." "People with Holes" was named a 2012 finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award in Short Fiction. She received her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University.



Heather's book
local author exhibit imageThis Time, While We're Awake
The author's new collection welcomes you to the worlds of egregious dystopias-environments where tornadoes come one after another as neighbors spar, drugged breeders make babies in the near-future for the sterile rich, and humans are sacrificed by contract to aliens who protect them. In this collection, she examines what it means to be fair and humane in the surreal landscapes where the ruling factions are neither of these things. Come and get your Practice Baby, if you'd like to try parenting. Take an injection to experience love without a partner. This collection showcases not only her trademark heart and humor, but also a darker dimension of commentary similar to Bradbury or "The Twilight Zone." Selected stories in this volume have been published internationally and online.

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

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Judith Fox About Judith
The author is a fine art photographer, author, public speaker, and business leader. Her book "I Still Do" was named one of the best photography books of 2009.

Judith's book
One Foot Forward: Stories and Faces of Widows and Widowers
This book weaves together insightful, powerful stories with beautiful portraits of 20 widows and widowers in this book about bereavement, resilience, and triumph after devastating loss.

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

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Online Local Author Exhibit G-H

Online Author Exhibit G-H

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Local Authors, 2013, G-H

Below are the local authors for 2013, 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 2013 is included with their listing.

Mary Galusha  |  Olga Garcia  |  Jacquelynne Garner  |   Thomas Gayton  |   Kevin Gerard  |   Zohreh Ghahremani  |   Nazli Ghassemi  |   William Gladstone  |   Harold Goforth  |   Marvin Gold  |   Lisa Gordon  |   Martha Pope Gorris  |   Marty Graham  |   Julie Greenberg  |   T. Greenwood  |   Bill Griswold  |   Carolyn Grosse  |   Deana Gunn  |   Trisha Haddad  |   Samual Halpern  |   Michelle Hamilton  |  Michal Hamui  |   Tiffany Hanson  |   Bill Harding  |   Margaret Harmon  |   Sheena Harper  |   Meg Harrison  |   Guy Harrison  |   Roger Hart  |   Shadab Zeest Hashmi  |   Michael Hemmingson  |   Henry Herz  |   Rebecca Hicks  |   Martin Hill  |   Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman   |   David Hogan  |   Ishe Hollins  |   John Hood  |   Robert B Horwitz  |   Ann Marie Houghtailing  |   James Howerton  |   Edward Hujsak





Mary Galusha About Mary
Local author exhibit imageThe author is from Montana where her grandparents homesteaded. Her love of history keeps her writing stories of adventure and romance from times gone by that shouldn't be forgotten.






Mary's book
Local author exhibit imageSapphire Skies

Yearning for her father's approval, Austrian immigrant Lili Kohl tries filing for a Montana homestead. Is the man she's falling in love with keeping it from her?





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

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Olga Garcia About Olga
Local author exhibit imageThe author is an award-winning poet and editor.







Olga's book
Local author exhibit imageFrontera Corporal [the bilingual volume of the San Diego Poetry Annual 2012-13]
Featuring 50 poems written by 50 poets, this book includes new work from award-winning poets and translators throughout the Americas. This volume comprises the bilingual section of the "San Diego Poetry Annual 2012-13."



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

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Jacquelynne Garner About Jacquelynne
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a native San Diegan who is a writer, artist, and attorney. This book includes many of her personal adventures and travails as well as those of her many clients who have suffered from C-PTSD, either from domestic abuse or war.




Jacquelynne's books
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageR&R: Letting Life Happen and Lifelines
Book 1 - This novel of love, sex, and international adventure is also a fictional portrayal of two people living and overcoming Complex Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Ramses is an M.D./investigative reporter whose humanitarian and adventurous instincts lure him into a situation in which he is held hostage and nearly murdered in the wilds of Northern Iran. Rachel is a model/artist who has been stripped of her fortune and future by a fatal love who turns out to be a treasure-hunting philanderer. They meet by chance and proceed to form a life and a future inspired and nourished by their love for each other. The story takes place in Baja California, Mexico, where they find new lives and opportunities just inside the limits of the law, and in the process, both heal old family wounds and Ramses develops a therapy program that in its joyful simplicity, benefits sufferers and non-sufferers alike. Book 2 - This book is a book of poetry in three parts. Scar Tissue Heart is poetry of loss, devastation, death and survival. Occult Lover is love poetry written to an African online love. Snake Tattoo is poetry of perhaps unwise but life-affirming love in Mexico. Some poems are in Spanish.

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

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Thomas Gayton About Thomas
Local author exhibit imageThe author is the grandson of African American pioneers. His memoir, "Long Journey Home," is available through the Amazon Kindle Store. His other poetry books include: "Vientos de Cambio/Winds of Change," "Yazoo City Blues," "Time of the Poet," "Dark Symphony in Duet," with the late Sarah Fabio, and "Two Races, One Face," with John Peterson.



Thomas's book
Local author exhibit imageSojourn on the Bohemian Highway
This book is the peripatetic poets' travelogue in poetry and prose. The author paints pictures with words as he travels around the world on the open road. The worldwide presence of this highly conscious African American poet contributes to positive prospects for the future of humanity.




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

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Kevin Gerard About Kevin
The author lives in San Diego and writes fantasy novels for young readers. He hangs at the zoo, Cardiff State Beach, and the Pizza Port.

Kevin's book
Diego's Dragon, Book Three: Battle at Tenochtitlan
No narrative description was provided.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.diegosdragon.com/buybookthreesoon.html

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Zohreh Ghahremani About Zohreh
A San Diego-based freelance writer, the author is an Iranian-American whose first novel, "Sky of Red Poppies," was a 2012 One Book, One San Diego selection.

Zohreh's book
The Moon Daughter
A global mother-daughter story told in two parts spanning over 25 years. Through the lens of one troubled family, it examines pressing and timely issues, such as male dominance and bigamy in Iran and Middle Eastern countries.

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

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Nazli Ghassemi About Nazli
Local author exhibit imageThe author was born in Iran and has lived and traveled extensively in Europe, America, and the Middle East. She has worked variously as a dance instructor, hotel receptionist, businesswoman, translator, simultaneous interpreter, ghostwriter, and ESL teacher. She also has a degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, San Diego.She wrote her first novel, noted below, while working and living in Dubai. She now lives in San Diego and continues to teach ESL and is working on her next novel.




Nazli's book
Local author exhibit imageDesert Mojito
Maya Bibinaz Rostampisheh-Williams leads a life almost as complicated as her name in flamboyant desert city Dubai, where East and West collide at top speed. We cross cultural boundaries on a humorous journey with Maya and her odd circle of international friends as they stumble into social, sexual, and romantic challenges posed by religion, tradition, and politics in the modern Middle East.




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

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William Gladstone About William
Local author exhibit imageThe author of the international bestselling novel "The Twelve," he graduated magna cum laude from Yale with a graduate degree in cultural anthropology from Harvard. Considered an international expert on indigenous cultures and the meaning of 2012 and its reverberations, he was the researcher for Rod Serling's television documentary "In Search of Ancient Mysteries," and co-producer of the acclaimed film, "Tapping the Source." As a literary agent, he has worked with some of the most respected and influential authors of our time. A pioneer in the publishing industry, he contributed to the creation of the first print-on-demand as well as the first e-book publishing companies. He was the primary purveyor of computer books to publishers in the 1980s, and at the forefront of the e-book and print-on-demand revolutions. He also kick-started the Dummies series of books. A trustee of the International Club of Budapest, he has served on the boards of public and private companies. He resides in Cardiff, CA, where he can be found playing tennis, walking the beach, and competitively playing golf.

William's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Power of Twelve
Dan Brown meets Michael Crichton meets Steve Berry in this new book. The year 2012 didn't mark the end of civilization as many had mistakenly predicted. Rather, it marked a turning point in human consciousness, a shift toward a more humanistic, less violent existence. A shift toward feminine power. But not if Arnold Wheeler can help it. In this book, the author takes readers on a roller coaster adventure featuring alternate earths, people we all know, and the real meaning of the upcoming 26,000-year Mayan cycle. Part international thriller, part science-fiction steeped in reality, part philosophical exploration, and all adventure, this book will keep readers turning the pages while its provocative subtext will leave them thinking a bit differently about the future and their role in it.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.12thebook.com/  and http://www.benbellabooks.com/

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Harold Goforth About Harold
Local author exhibit imageHe has degrees, a BS Biology, an MS Zoology and a Ph.D. in Kinesiology. He is a retired Navy EOD Officer, and Captain with 26 years of service. He was the Navy's first marine mammal officer, and a Navy research physiologist for twenty-five years, an adjunct college professor for 18 years, and raced 34 consecutive Boston marathons.





Harold's book
Local author exhibit imageDefender Dolphins: The Story of Project Short Time
This documents the Navy's first secret dolphin project, its conception, development and 12-month deployment to Vietnam. Learn how five dolphins were trained and defended a critical ammunition pier in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam against enemy swimmers.





Book/publisher/site:
http://www.adducent.co/book/defender-dolphins-the-story-of-project-short-time/

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Marvin Gold About Marvin
Local author exhibit imageThe author has written and directed over twenty films and won more than ten international film awards. He has also written fifteen novels.






Marvin's book
Local author exhibit imageWhirlwind
This book is an insight into the making of the "Gone with the Wind" movie. It is a detailed account of the film's ambitious producer, David O. Selznick. It also features Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Haviland, and Leslie Howard. The film is regarded as the epic Southern romance of the U.S. Civil War. Collaborator: Sue Ann Zinngrabe Gold did the book's design and production.




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

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Lisa Gordon About Lisa
Local author exhibit imageThe author is an intriguing and dynamic motivational speaker, career strategist, and founder of Pearls of Wisdom Seminars. She is also the bestselling co-author of the book listed below. She provides unique, high-impact, and inspiring keynote speeches and seminars that empower people to transform, reignite, or realize new direction in their lives or careers. She is uniquely qualified to speak on career development, personal and professional growth, overcoming adversity, and making a difference.




Lisa's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Diamond from Within: Overcoming Obstacles in Life and Business
When life hits you hard, you are given the opportunity to transform -- and become the precious diamond you truly are. Twelve authors/entrepreneurs share their powerful stories and the strength that can be found within to rise above tragedy, setbacks, and overwhelming circumstances to succeed. This book takes you beyond inspirational stories. You'll find practical tools, advice, and wisdom to: let your diamond shine; find happiness again in your career; overcome depression; rebuild your financial life; listen to the whisper; and, recharge your business.


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

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Martha Pope Gorris About Martha Pope
Local author exhibit imageShe is a free-lance writer and author. She graduated from George Mason University and serves on the board of the San Diego Christian Writers Guild.






Martha's book
Local author exhibit imageWar of Whispers
This book draws readers into a world of spiritual warfare, where whispers of bitterness and blame are weapons. Kat Kerrigan, successful TV anchor seeks healing. Guardian angels battle evil whispers. Will Kat make the right choice?





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

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Marty Graham About Marty
Local author exhibit imageThe author is an award-winning reporter and freelance writer who spends her free time hiking the U.S.-Mexico border, silversmithing, collecting vintage clothing, and planning that last big felony.






Marty's book
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageUnkillable and Uncontestable
Books 1 and 2 - San Diego-based journalist Emm Zinko's border adventures take over her life as she staggers through a life of unpleasant work and strange, dangerous encounters with people she meets in her free time.





Book/publisher/site:
http://www.martygraham-writer.com/

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Julie Greenberg About Julie
Local author exhibit imageThe author is an internationally recognized expert on legal issues relating to sex and gender. Her path-breaking work has been cited by state and federal courts, as well as courts in other countries.




Julie's book
Local author exhibit imageIntersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters
This book provides an analysis and critique of the legal and societal treatment of people with an intersex condition and explores the feasibility of forming effective alliances with feminists, gays, and disability rights advocates to end discrimination.



Book/publisher/site:
http://www.tjsl.edu/directory/julie-greenberg/

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T. Greenwood About T.
The author has written eight novels. She lives in San Diego and teaches for San Diego Writers, Ink.

T's book
Bodies of Water
The story of a forbidden affair set in the early 1960s.

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

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Bill Griswold About Bill
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a free lance photographer who served as a National Park Service Artist in Residence at Cabrillo National Monument during its centennial year.






Bill's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Beauty of Cabrillo National Monument
This book celebrates the centennial of Cabrillo National Monument with 44 photographs of San Diego's only National Park.




Book/publisher/site:
http://Www.blurb.com/b/4443900

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Carolyn Gross About Carolyn
Helping people manage cancer with confidence has been a long time passion for this author, patient advocate, and award-winning speaker. Other titles include "Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos" and "Treatable and Beatable."

Carolyn's book
Breaking the Cancer Code
This book is a revolutionary approach to solving the cancer predicament by a world renowned medical expert and patient advocate. Here is a doctor that stood up to cancer in the lab researching how to impart to the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer through cancer vaccines. Coupled with Dr. Geronimo Rubio's extraordinary research, this book is the work of a patient advocate specializing in natural healing solutions and the necessary mindset for reversing cancer. She healed stage three cancer ten years ago using immunotherapy and the comprehensive protocols that embody all the components necessary to heal this dramatic illness.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Deana Gunn About Deana
The author lives in Encinitas, CA and is co-author of the wildly popular "Cooking with Trader Joe's" cookbooks. This new series is her first professional attempt at being funny.

Deana's book
Lunchbox Jokes: 100 Fun Tear-Out Notes for Kids Lunchbox Jokes, Animals: 100 Fun Tear-Out Notes for Kids Lunchbox Jokes, and Food: 100 Fun Tear-Out Notes for Kids
Book series - The missing ingredient in every lunchbox? A joke, of course. Each tear-out page of these books contains a joke that will add a laugh to the lunch menu. They make it easy, fun, and funny.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.lunchbox-jokes.com/

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Trisha Haddad About Trisha
local author exhibit imageThe author is a writer living in sunny Southern California with "her guys" (her husband and sons). Her passions include writing, reading, travel, and art. She is the author of "Deep Green," "Nihon Nights," and "Best of Luck Elsewhere."






Trisha's book
local author exhibit imageDeep Green
This book is a young adult contemporary romance. Leah prefers the quiet adventure and romance of books, but during a cruise with her parents, a terrorist attack leaves her adrift in a lifeboat with strangers. Together, they face danger after danger as they fight for survival. Leah also struggles with the growing attention from the men she's stranded with, and her mixed emotions toward them. When Leah learns the dark secrets her fellow survivors hold, the truth will blow apart any semblance of civility and test Leah's preconceived notions of just how far dedication can go before it crosses over into fanaticism.


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

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Samual Halpern About Samual
The author is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and was reared on a sharecropping farm in Kentucky.

Samual's book
A Far Piece to Canaan
An Emeritus Professor of Literature, uneasy with his life, returns to a sharecropping farm in Kentucky where he was a child. He relives the joys and terrors of his youth and achieves peace.

Book/publisher/site:
https://www.facebook.com/SamHalpernAuthor?ref=hl

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Michelle Hamilton About Michelle
local author exhibit imageThe author earned her master's degree in history from San Diego State University in 2013. Her work can be seen in the magazine "The Citizens' Companion." A lifelong student of history, she has worked as a docent at the Whaley House Museum in Old Town San Diego from 2001 until 2006. She has been a Civil War living historian for the past ten years participating in Civil War living history events around California.




Michelle's book
local author exhibit imageI Would Still Be Drowned in Tears: Spiritualism in Abraham Lincoln's White House
In 1862, in the midst of a bloody civil war, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary, suffered unspeakable heartache when their young son died. To combat her grief, First Lady Mary Lincoln became a devotee of Spiritualism making the White House a center for Washington, D.C.'s Spiritualist community. For decades, historians have maintained that President Lincoln only attended a few seances in an attempt to protect his mentally unstable wife. This narrative is incorrect, using a host of previously neglected primary sources, the author documents the numerous seances President Lincoln attended and the interest he had for the religion. Her book sheds new light onto the Lincolns' interest in Spiritualism and proves that Mary Lincoln might not have been the only Spiritualist in the White House.

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

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Michal Hamui About Michal
He is an author, lecturer, and spiritualist. He founded the Synagogue Without Walls. He has published three books about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. For this book, he was responsible for the afterword and was the creator.

Michal's book
My Bargain With God: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Lou Dunst
The book is intended to teach by example to present and future generations, the core values that saved his life; he turned violence into peace; enemies into friends and hate into love; and never lost faith in God.

Book/publisher/site:
https://www.loudunst.com/

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Tiffany Hanson About Tiffany
The author and her husband live in San Diego. She is a member of the San Diego Christian Writer's Guild.

Tiffany's books
Mysterious Warriors and Child of Prophecy
Book 1 - A group of young heroes must learn to work together and trust one another to protect Whitehaven against the criminal organization of the Xanites. Book 2 - A young woman, Sara, immune to magic, must gather her allies, skills, and wits to face her greatest enemy, the powerful Queen Filia, and free the people of Fedji from their evil tyrant.

Book/publisher/site:
https://www.tnhayden.com/

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Bill Harding About Bill
local author exhibit imageHe is a publisher, and is an award-winning novelist.







Bill's book
local author exhibit imageSan Diego Poetry Annual 2012-13
Featuring 249 poems from 215 poets including a Bilingual Section of 50 poems by 50 poets, this book offers new work from featured poet Diane Wakoski, California poet laureates Al Young and Juan Felipe Herrera, Steve Kowit, Marge Piercy, Ellen Bass, Maria Mazziotti Gillan and the finest poets working in our region.


Book/publisher/site:
https://www.gardenoakpress.com/  and https://www.sandiegopoetryannual.com/

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Margaret Harmon About Margaret
local author exhibit imageShe is also the author of "The Man Who Learned to Walk In Shoes That Pinch: Contemporary Fables" and "A Field Guide to North American Birders: A Parody."






Margaret's book
local author exhibit imageThe Genie Who Had Wishes of His Own: 21st-Century Fables
Twenty-two brand new heroes, villains, and earnest strivers explore issues we face as individuals, families, and a society in our world that's scorched by greed yet trembling with opportunities. The theme is success.





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

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Sheena Harper About Sheena
The author lives in San Diego, CA, dreaming, thinking, and writing.

Sheena's book
A Quiet Neighbor
Detective Kylie Kang is running. Running from the ghosts of her past. As the rookie homicide detective for the San Diego Police Department, Kylie uses the badge to block out her personal demons. But when the ghosts of Detective Kang's past catch up to her during a murder investigation, the badge forces her into a corner: in order to crack the case, she must confront past failures, unexpected acquaintances, and the pain of unrequited love. Will Kylie have what it takes to take on her toughest case yet while also battling her sordid past? Or will the ghosts of her past quietly consume her? The seemingly serene community of San Carlos holds secrets. Secrets that hide beneath the suburban veil, between fences, across manicured lawns, behind closed doors, inside locked rooms. Some secrets are sinister, others not -- though all have the power to change lives forever. When you look around your neighborhood, who and what do you see? The better question may be: who and what do you not see? The quietest neighbor often holds the most insidious secrets of all. This is the author's first novel.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Neighbor-Harper-Kim-ebook/dp/B00DYITYYS/

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Meg Harrison About Meg
local author exhibit imageShe is a Flower Essence and homeopathic remedies expert specializing in animal behavior, with 40 years experience helping difficult animals in extreme situations.






Meg's book
local author exhibit imageHelping Humans One Animal At A Time
Stories and case studies of plants, animals, and human companions improving each others' lives.






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

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Guy Harrison About Guy
local author exhibit imageThe author is an award-winning journalist and outspoken advocate for critical thinking. To date, he has written five books that promote science and reason.






Guy's books
local author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imageThink: Why You Should Question Everything and 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian
Book 1 - This book is a fresh and exciting approach to skepticism. It shows readers how to apply critical thinking in daily life. Book 2 - Written in a respectful and conversational style, this book presents the skeptic's perspective on the world's most popular religion.




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

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Roger Hart About Roger
local author exhibit imageThe author is the former Director of Quality Systems and Six Sigma Deployment at Sony Electronics, Inc. He holds the BSEE from Washington State University, with post-graduate work at Arizona State and San Diego State Universities.






Roger's book
local author exhibit imagePivotal Swing: How to Fundamentally Improve the Game of Baseball (using Six Sigma)
In pursuit of "Why haven't we had a .400 hitter in MLB in over 70 years?", we not only found the answer, we developed the changes to make it happen. This book is equivalent to "Moneyball" on steroids - and it's legal.





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

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Shadab Zeest Hashmi About Shadab
local author exhibit imageThe author is a Pushcart nominee and winner of the San Diego Book Award for poetry for her book, "Baker of Tarifa." Her new book, noted below, was published by Poetic Matrix in 2013.




Shadab's books
local author exhibit imageBaker of Tarifa and Kohl and Chalk
Book 1 - The bride who contemplates her half-paralyzed face on the eve of marriage (in the opening poem, "Facial Palsy") is emblematic of the larger story of Pakistan: an ancient culture fractured by new and divergent identities. The poet, like the bride whose face is divided into "lit" and "dim" halves, gazes into the mirrors of history and politics to make sense of the disjunctive parts that refuse to come together as a whole. The very multiplicities of culture that the poet celebrates ("Socrates / mangoes cut in cubes," "Iqbal's poems on marble construction paper," "rouge from Paris, coconut oil from Orissa") are also the cause of dissonance ("War cries of the Greeks / in plume red / Mongols / in horse-leather red," "Gunga Din's ghost lifted from the tennis courts / of Peshawar Club") -- dissonance that is further amplified in the post-9/11 wars to which a Pakistani-American response in poetry has thus far been absent. Book 2 - This book is that response in the voice of a daughter, a mother, and a global citizen.

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

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Michael Hemmingson About Michael
local author exhibit imageThe author lives in La Jolla, CA.







Michael's books
local author exhibit imageThe Chronotope/Poison from a Dead Sun and Still Life with Iguana
Books 1 and 2 - In the tradition of the Ace Doubles (flip one book over to read the second title), here's the thirty-second Wildside Double: Time travel and brothels; unusual visitors from different eras, dimensions, and realities; human zoos maintained by curious aliens who like to watch; private eyes who are zombies; leafy-green literary collaborators; moral steampunk issues; a dreamer at the edge of the solar system; an astronaut who's gone insane; and the conspiracies of chrono-assassins -- just a few of the fantastic themes in these 16 stories from the author. Book 3 - The life and times of Gordon Bass, war correspondent. Winner of the 2013 Iron Horse Literary Review Novella Prize.

Book/publisher/site:

http://www.wildsidebooks.com/Wildside-Double-32-The-Chronotope-and-Other-Speculative-Fictions-Poison-from-a-Dead-Sun-A-Science-Fiction-Tale-by-Michael-Hemmingson-trade-pb_p_10994.html and http://www.ironhorsereview.com/

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Henry Herz About Henry
local author exhibit imageThe author is a member of SCBWI, a children's literature author, and writes the San Diego Children's Books Examiner.





Henry's books
local author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imageTwignibble and How the Rhino Got His Skin
Book 1 - Twignibble is a mechanically adept sloth who travels the world helping his endangered animal friends. Book 2 -  This is an updated picture book version of the Kipling classic.





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

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Rebecca Hicks About Rebecca
Local author exhibit imageThe author is the creator of the Little Vampires Web comic and book series. She lives in San Diego with her husband, James, and travels around the country to exhibit at comic book conventions. She also bakes a really tasty Derby Pie.






Rebecca's books
Local author exhibit imageThe Fellowship of the Bleh and The Metaphysical Ponderings of Dogs
Book 1 - This book is the second printed Web comic collection, and is for monster fans of all ages, and anyone who enjoys a good laugh. With behind-the-scenes commentary and bonus art, this book is just like a Peter Jackson movie. But shorter. Book 2 - Discover what all the barking's about in this humorous look at dog conversations.




Book/publisher/site:
http://www.little-vampires.com/  and http://www.lunaseastudios.storenvy.com/

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Martin Hill About Martin
Local author exhibit imageHe is the author of two mystery thrillers and an award-winning collection of mystery short stories.








Martin's book
Local author exhibit imageEmpty Places
War correspondent Peter Brandt comes home to bury his ex-wife only to find she had been brutally murdered. Peter sets out expose Robin's killer and lays bare a city's corruption. In doing so, he faces his death in a dark and empty place.





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

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Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman About Elizabeth
local author exhibit imageA prize-winning historian and novelist, the author is the Dwight Stanford Professor at SDSU and a National Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution.






Elizabeth's book
local author exhibit imageAmerican Umpire
This traces America's world role from George Washington to the present. It asserts the U.S. has acted as an umpire since 1776. Taking sides has a cost, though. Umpires are vital, but they cannot win.





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

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David Hogan About David
Local author exhibit imageHe is the award-winning author of a number of screen and stage plays. The book below is his debut novel.







David's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Last Island
A Boston fireman meets an animal rights activist on a Greek Island where their passion and convictions lead to a fatal decision that changes the island and both their lives forever.





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

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Ishe' Hollins About Ishe'
Local author exhibit imageThe author is an artist, singer, songwriter, mother and natural hair ambassador from San Diego, CA. She has dedicated over 18 years to educating and empowering through the arts. Her purpose is to inspire people to embrace and celebrate their authenticity, creativity, and natural beauty.





Ishe's book
Local author exhibit imageSol The Super Hairo
This book is a rhythmic children's story that celebrates natural hair and beauty from the inside out. This is a brilliant story to remind us all, that we are beautiful, incomparable and most powerful when we are fearless enough to just be who we are. It is about a little girl named Sol who loves her big natural hair with no apologies. She is on a mission, to make sure that children of all ethnicities know the value of their own unique and natural beauty. The book is a fresh, fun and delightful story for the entire family.



Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Sol-Super-Hairo-Ishe/dp/0982243219/

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John Hood About John
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a U.S. Navy scientist, and a college professor in business, physics, and astronomy





John's book
Local author exhibit imageMolly's Puzzle: A Rocky Mountain Mystery
In this book, a young detective couple investigate the mystery surrounding a mining camp high in the Colorado mountains near the famous ski resort of Aspen.





Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Mollys-Puzzle-Rocky-Mountain-Mystery/dp/1481735748

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Robert B Horwitz About Robert
Local author exhibit imageThe author is Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California San Diego.







Robert's book
Local author exhibit imageAmerica's Right: Anti-Establishment Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party
This book examines the nature of anti-establishment conservatism, traces its development from the 1950s to the Tea Party, and explains its political ascendance.





Book/publisher/site:
https://www.politybooks.com/book.asp?ref=9780745664293

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Ann Marie Houghtailing About Ann
Since 2009, the author has partnered with a private university to launch an Institute for Sales and Business Development, founded The Millionaire Girls' Movement, became a Vistage speaker, spoke at TEDx, toured her one-woman show, Renegade Princess, and authored the below book.

Ann's book
How I Created a Dollar Out of Thin Air
This book is the author's story of building a company in the worst economic climate of her life with nothing more than $5, a MacBook, and a truckload of tenacity.

Book/publisher/site:
https://www.annmariehoughtailing.com/

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James Howerton About James
The author is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. He is currently living and writing in La Mesa, CA.

James's book
Summerwood
88 pages, 80,000 words. In a future world that is collapsing under the weight of over-population, a drug appears on the streets, promising an escape from the vast misery that is engulfing the earth --at the price of death. Derek Knox, an NYPD narcotics detective, fights this drug and its dealers, becoming an assassin. As New York spins out of control and gangs begin executing police officers, Knox plans a desperate escape from the city.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Summerwood-James-Howerton-ebook/dp/B00F5RHJ1Q/

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Edward Hujsak About Edward
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a career rocket engineer turned artist, sculptor, writer, poet, builder of fine furniture, musical instruments and toys for needy children. He is author of eight books and has shown artworksat several galleries, including a new gallery at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas. He was propulsion engineer on John Glenn's famous orbital flight and holds a dozen patents in the aerospace field.



Edward's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Year of the Daisy and Other Love Poems
Poems dedicated to two remarkable women (unnamed) Most pages illustrated by artist Elizabeth Zaikowski, and a few by the author.





Book/publisher/site:
http://www.rocketscientist20.blogspot.com

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Online Local Author Exhibit I-J

Online Author Exhibit I-J

Local author exhibit image

Local Authors, 2013, I-J

Below are the local authors for 2013, 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 2013 is included with their listing.

Frank Iszak  |  Jeffree Itrich  |  Glenn Jacobs  |   Helen James  |   A.H Jessup  |   Ingar Jones  |   Anthony Jones











Frank Iszak About Frank
The author is a political refugee from communist Hungary, a San Diego resident, and founder of Silver Age Yoga which provides free yoga classes to underserved seniors.

Frank's book
Free for All to Freedom
Memoirs narrating the most spectacular escape from behind the Iron Curtain in 1956, the first hijack of a commercial airliner.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Jeffree Itrich About Jeffree
The author began telling stories as soon as she could speak and began putting them down on paper when she learned to write. A child with an active imagination, she saw stories all around her. Ultimately, this interest took her to UC Berkeley where she took a master's degree in journalism. Although she wrote journalistic type articles for years, now she writes fiction for both adults and children. When not writing, she works at UC San Diego and quilts in her spare time.

Jeffree's book
Call of the Whisperwind and The Rosebaby
Book 1 - In this book, the author continues the adventurous saga of the Bradshaw family in the Wild West of 19th century New Mexico. Although she willingly stayed in the past to marry the greatest love she has ever known, a few years into her blissful marriage to Matthew Bradshaw time traveler Rachel is restless. As an accomplished woman out of the 21st century, cooking, cleaning and child rearing do not provide the kind of stimulation she was accustomed to in the future. She dearly loves Matt and her daughter, but wants more. In the 19th century she doesn't know where to turn, what she can do. Her old friend, the magical jeweler, suggests she use her medical skills from the 21st century. With the help of her sister-in-law she undergoes training as a traditional folk healer with a family of curanderas in Northern New Mexico. However, what seems like an uncomplicated career is anything but when she finds herself in the center of a murder investigation. Book 2 - No information provided.

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

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Glenn Jacobs About Glenn
Local author exhibit imageThe author holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering (Medical Electronic Systems) from NJIT. He is a subject matter expert in the area of Cyber Security, and is an occasional speaker at security conferences.






Glenn's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Samson Process
Selected from childhood by a corrupt corporate/government experimental cartel, scientist Scott Russell exists in a world of total betrayal. Codenamed SAMSON, Scott escapes from Baltimore, MD, to San Diego, CA, where he meets reporter Laura Paxton. She helps Russell discover and expose the secret Latin American mission he was selected for.




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

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Helen James About Helen
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageThe author is a former teacher and coordinator of library media services. She received her doctorate from Northern Arizona University. This is her sixth book with Sleeping Bear Press. Her other books include: "E is for Enchantment: A New Mexico Alphabet," "S is for S'mores: A Camping Alphabet," "Little California," "Little America," and "Paper Son: Lee's Journey to America." She enjoys taking long walks along the beach in San Diego where she lives with her husband Bob.



Helen's books
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageGrandma Loves You! and Paper Son: Lee's Journey to America
Book 1 - The birth of a baby is an opportunity for celebration far beyond the anticipation of the new parents. There are happy aunts, uncles, and, of course, delighted grandparents who can't wait to meet the newborn. In this book, Grandma Bunny joyously welcomes the new arrival. In warm and tender rhyme, long-awaited introductions are made. Grandma's touching endearments reflect the sentiments of anyone who has welcomed a new member of the family. Book 2 - In 1926, 12-year-old Fu Lee lives with his grandparents in a small village in China. He lives with his grandparents because his parents are dead. It is a difficult life but made easier by the love Lee shares with his grandparents. But now Lee must leave all that he knows. Before his parents died, they spent all of their money buying a "paper son slot" for Lee to go to America. Being a "paper son" means pretending to be the son of a family already in America. If he goes, he will have the chance for a better life. But first he must pass the test at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco. Only then will he be allowed to live with his new family. If Lee makes even a single mistake, he could be sent back to China. Lee knows his grandparents want a better life for him. He can't let them down.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.helenfosterjames.com/ and http://www.sleepingbearpress.com/

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A.H. Jessup About A.H.
local author exhibit imageThe author is an American writer, engineer, ship's captain, miner, counselor, and blues singer.







A.H.'s book
local author exhibit imageBeyond the Cascade
Battling depression, an alpha chick follows adventure into Africa beyond all imagining.






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

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Ingar Jones About Ingar
The author is a single mother of two adult children, a proud first time grandmother of "Gammies Boy.'' God has graciously blessed the author with a gift of acting. She's had the honor and pleasure of performing in local plays at the Licium Theater, ECC, and O'Farrell to name a few, which were written by awesome local talented playwrites. Second to her children, her greatest accomplishment is suffering the abuse so that she may be able to help others by telling my 'secret.'

Ingar's book
Inside Ingar: Quiet as Kept
This book is dedicated to survivors of abuse. Pain is not everlasting even though it seems that way. This too shall pass just like bad weather. You can see the sun setting on the troubling times and situations in our lives and you see the joy on the horizon. Read this memoir and know that if the author can make it out of the unthinkable and unspeakable with the help of the Lord Almighty , then you can, too.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Anthony Jones About Anthony
local author exhibit imageThe author is retired and lives on a sailboat. He likes to write about happenings that don't make the main stream media.







Anthony's books
local author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imageAn American Horror Love Story and The Sex Offender Registry Blowback?
Book 1 - A tragic true story of two teen lovers who were made sex offenders for experiencing forbidden intimacy now a crime under Megan's Law, a law that has opened a time portal to America's puritanical past. This is not an isolated case; this is happening on a frightening basis to many thousands of teen lovers across America every day, and this is but one story of two child heart sweethearts who grew up together -fell in love- entered a nightmare world under a Federal law. You will believe in guardian angels who stepped in to save them from a law which rendered them constitutionally displaced persons: demonized, banished, exiled them from American society. Book 2 - 600 Pages. Adjunct smoking gun documentation, exposing that the sex offender registry abides out of control.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/163597510/An-American-Horror-Love-Story

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Online Local Author Exhibit K-L

Online Author Exhibit K-L

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Local Authors, 2013, K-L

Below are the local authors for 2013, 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 2013 is included with their listing.

Stuart Kallen  |  Yogi Kanna  |  Brian Karadashian  |   El Kurtan  |   Eric Kaufmann  |   Helen Kaufmann  |   Evan Keliher   |   Lynne Kennedy  |   Karen Kenyon  |   Lisa Kessler  |   Christa Kinde  |   Jane Kolar  |   Ana Koza  |   Joan Creech Kraft  |   Pattie Krohn  |   Kathleen Krull  |   Ken Kuhlken  |   Colleen Lanin  |   Bailey Lapidow  |   David Larson  |   Batton Lash  |   Conor Lastowka  |   Martha Lawrence  |   Lori Lawson  |   Natalie Ledwell  |   Georgie Lee  |   Irv Lefberg  |   Peggy Leslie  |   Frieda Levinsky  |   Ruth Leyse-Wallace  |   C.A. Lindsay  |   Diana Lindsay  |   Michael Linsin  |   Susan Lipson  |   Virginia Loh  |   Lori R. Lopez  |   Midnite Love  |   Robert Lundy







Stuart Kallen About Stuart
He is the author of more than 250 non-fiction books for children and young adults. He has written on topics ranging from the theory of relativity to the history of rock and roll.

Stuart's book
K-Pop: Korea's Music Explosion, The History of Classical Music, The History of Latin Music, and The Instruments of Music
These are young adult titles the author wrote and published in the past year. The San Diego Public Library already has my "History of" and "Instruments of" titles, but these are brand-new updated 2nd edition titles which can replace the old ones.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Yogi Kanna About Yogi
Local author exhibit imageThe author is the writer of the book "Nirvana: Absolute Freedom." He is also the creator of the bestselling audio "Guided Meditation and Deep Relaxation." He writes books in the spirituality/ self-help /personal growth and inspiration genre.






Yogi's book
Local author exhibit imageReturn to Love: A Guide to Inner Peace, Emotional Healing, and Spiritual Transformation
This book is written in the language of love, a language that transcends all boundaries, nationalities and religions, and speaks directly to the heart of the human soul. This book is for everyone who seeks peace of mind, healing of the heart and re-connection with the joy of their soul. If you have found this book, or if this book has found you, consider picking it up and opening your heart to it. The words in this book are not meant for your mind to accumulate as new information; rather they are meant for assisting you in remembering that which your heart already knows to be true. Whenever you feel lost, pick up this book, become inspired and rediscover your way home. Love awaits your return.

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

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Brian Karadashian About Brian
Local author exhibit imageThe author teaches elementary school in the Rancho Bernardo community of San Diego. He lives in Escondido with his wife, Marcia. The book below is his first novel and was a finalist in the 2013 San Diego Book Awards.






Brian's book
Local author exhibit imageA Flag in the Window
Twelve-year-old Billy Roarke yearns for his father, a paratrooper stationed in England during World War II. It is 1943, and Billy and his mother live a comfortable life in Pasadena, CA. That comfort is soon shattered, and the results forever change Billy and his world.


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

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El Kurtan About El
Local author exhibit imageKnown to many as a skilled caricaturist in San Diego, "El Kartun" has an almost mythical status among cartoonists and animators in Tijuana. His classes in everything from cartooning to classical rendering are widely subscribed and influential, he is the only regional artist with a regular strip in "El Sol de Tijuana," the area's largest newspaper, and his posters and commercial logos are seen everywhere.




El's books
Local author exhibit imageLife And Such and Tiempo De Despertar
Local author exhibit imageBook 1 - A collection of single panel cartoons from Tijuana cartooning legend "El Kartun." These panels have all appeared in newspapers, commercial advertising, previously published books and collections, as well as gallery shows. He plays on a very close line between comix and art: antic and light, the next emulating icons of the form such as "Quino." The publisher is proud to finally collect and publish this body or work out of the Tijuana street art scene. Book 2 - This haunting "graphic short" moves from everyday humdrum to the kind of violent ultra-reality more familiar to "TJ" citizens than to Americans.



Book/publisher/site:
https://www.facebook.com/ElKartun

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Eric Kaufmann About Eric
Local author exhibit imageThe author's diverse and varied life is a commitment to understanding and teaching wisdom. The crucible of his journey contains 13 years of leadership consulting, management at Fortune 100 firms, degrees in business and psychology a quarter century of Zen practice, living in Israel and South Africa, teaching as a Master Scuba Diving instructor, and working as a certified hypnotherapist.





Eric's book
Local author exhibit imageLeadership as a Hero's Journey
As a leader, you have to dream big, take risks, and give back. This is also the hero's journey. This book describes the four virtues of leaders on the hero's journey: Focus: self awareness combined with vision; Courage: choosing to move toward what you'd rather avoid; Grit: Passion and perseverance toward long term goals; and, Faith: fully committing to your vision even in the absence of proof.




Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sagatica.com/leadership-as-a-heros-journey/

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Helen Kaufmann About Helen
Local author exhibit imageThe author has done writing and editorial work for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford, and been the community liaison for a Boston-area school desegregation program.






Helen's book
Local author exhibit imageWhite Gloves and Collards
Against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, this book is the story of a privileged childhood in Edenton, North Carolina, a small southern town that cherishes its customs and history as symbolized by the Confederate Monument at the foot of Broad Street. As she copes with the untimely deaths of her parents, young Helen observes how the community is coping with a different kind of loss -- an end to the Jim Crow rules of behavior they've always lived by. With love and support from a brainy older brother, an eclectic extended family (many of whom are segregationists), and a wise African-American maid, she tries to make sense of the changes taking place around her, both in her personal life and in society as a whole.




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

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Evan Keliher About Evan
The author is a high school dropout turned retired teacher, a Marine veteran of the Korean War, and a happily married man for 62 years (his wife made him put this in). He taught in the Detroit public schools for 30 years, and rose to the rank of department head after years of vicious infighting with with a lot of double dealing rats who contested for the job. His first book was a satire on the schools titled "New Africa High: A Low Comedy," for which he wrote a screenplay and saw the production of a feature-length film titled Rebel High. Over 40 years, he's written some 20 books, 9 screenplays, 3 stage plays, a sitcom series and episodes, pilots, etc.

Evan's book
God Goes to Rehab!
This book is a satirical novel focused on God's shortcomings with emphasis on making Him see the error of His ways so that He can make the changes needed to fix the shoddy work here when the solar system was formed. Direct quotes from God and recorded by Google are included and the details of His marriage are reported for the first time. The lack of feedback in our prayers is a major focus and raises the question of whether anyone listens to our prayers. All is neatly resolved after God agrees to give Earth some slack and help us move toward a virtual Eden in the future. While a satire the book is serious in its intent and offers much needed advice on how and why change is desperately important. In the end, all earthly religions will benefit from the proposed changes.

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

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Lynne Kennedy About Lynne
Local author exhibit imageAs a former science museum director, the author has had the opportunity to study history and forensics, both of which play large roles in her mysteries. She has written three historical mysteries that are solved by modern technology. She blogs regularly and has many loyal fans.





Lynne's book
Local author exhibit imageDeadly Provenance
"Still Life - Vase With Oleanders" is a painting by Vincent van Gogh, believed to have been confiscated by the Nazis during WWII. Today, almost 70 years later, world-renowned digital photographer, Maggie Thornhill is searching for the missing work of art. Her lifelong friend, Ingrid has asked her to do the impossible -- authenticate the painting from a photograph. With tens of millions of dollars at stake and a killer at large, she is determined to succeed. To do so, Maggie must stay alive... something that's proving difficult to do.



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

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Karen Kenyon About Karen
Local author exhibit imageShe leads a group called Gypsy Poets, which is a group of women who are teachers, museum employee, charity volunteer, genealogist, retired secretary, and convention planner.






Karen's book
Local author exhibit imageSelected Poems of the Gypsy Poets
This chapbook is compiled by a poetry group, called The Gypsy Poets, run by poet and author Karen Kenyon. Eight poets contributed to the chapbook, and each has included one page of art and four pages of poetry.





Book/publisher/site:
http://www.miracosta.edu/kkenyon/home

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Lisa Kessler About Lisa
The author writes dark paranormal fiction. Her first novel, "Night Walker," was a San Diego Book Award winner.

Lisa's books
Moonlight, Hunter's Moon, Night Demon, and Beg Me to Slay
Book 1 and 2 - These are the first two books in a new Werewolf series. Book 3 - This is the third book in the Night Series featuring Mayan vampires. Book 4 - This is a paranormal romance and takes place in Leucadia, CA, in San Diego County.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.Lisa-Kessler.com/

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Christa Kinde About Christa
Local author exhibit imageThe author's adventures are suited to readers of all ages. Published for more than a decade, the angelic Threshold Series is Christa's fiction debut.






Christa's books
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageThe Hidden Deep and The Broken Window
Book 1 - Prissie Pomeroy is drawn deeper into danger. A kidnapped apprentice suffers. A chained door bodes ill. A tiny angel makes a big difference. Everything she thought she knew is about to change -- again. Book 2 - As Prissie searches for presents for her angelic friends, she learns that good ones can come in unexpected wrappings, great ones come at a high price, and the greatest gift of all is still free.



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

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Jane Kolar About Jane
The author was raised in and primarily educated in San Diego, though she has traveled to distant places. She began writing essays and poetry at about age eight, never for a moment dreaming that she would be an author.

Jane's book
The Cowbird's Nest: A Story About Adoption
A story of one family's experience with adoption -- geared to help others understand the pitfalls of relationships and release their expectations in parenting any child whether related by blood or by court order.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Ana Koza About Ana
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a human resources director who lives with her husband and two boys in San Diego, CA. She has taken creative writing courses at UCLA, and is excited to share her children's stories.






Ana's books
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageThe Magic Words and Around the World
Book 1 - As kids grow up, it's important to give them social skills to navigate the world with grace and poise. A solid foundation in good manners is one of the greatest gifts a child can receive. This is a fun, charming book all about the rewards of saying please and thank you, reminding kids and adults alike that respect and appreciation when interacting with other people gives everyone a warm and happy feeling. This book is a great way to reinforce social skills while enjoying a good story. Book 2 - It's easy for children growing up in America not to understand how many different cultures and places there are in the world. Sometimes children encounter diversity in the classroom or in their neighborhood, but it's important to inform kids at an early age about other places, other customs, and other people. Kids are naturally curious, and these formative years are the best time to lay the foundation of an accepting, welcoming worldview. This is a wonderful book to help children learn that everyone is unique and special -- and that other cultures have amazing things to teach us. Educational and fun for adults and kids alike, this book will be a treasured addition to your child's exploration of the world.

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

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Joan Creech Kraft About Joan
Local author exhibit imageThe author lives in San Diego and is enjoying her retirement, swimming and practicing yoga everyday. She has become a globe-trotting grandmother visiting her children in Berlin, Geneva, and Santa Fe regularly. She is an artist who writes short stories for the oil paintings she creates. She completed her BS in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, she moved to Berlin, Germany to study biology. She was awarded her MS in 1973 and Ph.D. in 1977. She returned to the U.S. to work as a research scientist at the University of Washington from 1990 until 1997. From 2002-2008, she worked as school nurse for San Diego City Schools and presently as substitute teacher and trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park and the Audubon Society. She studied oil painting with Andrea Rushing and has been painting since 1997.

Joan's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Secret Of Sanssouci
Grandma had a secret, one she didn't want to keep because it was so special. She wanted to share it with her family. The problem was, she didn't know whether she imagined things, or maybe was a bit senile. She refused to believe that. She was only seventy-five. In the previous five summers when she visited Sanssouci, she saw images from the past so vivid that she thought she could touch the sparkling clear images. She believed what she saw was real. However, when she arrived back home in San Diego, her special power disappeared. She felt alone again and sad. She wanted to go back to Sanssouci to experience this wonder again, and discover the mystery of the park.

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

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Pattie Krohn About Pattie
Local author exhibit imageThe author writes fiction and personal essays. This is her third novel. She supports herself by teaching math part-time.







Pattie's book
Local author exhibit imageI Love You David Foster Wallace
A woman approaching senility finds a copy of "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace and believes that it is a bible her grandson has left for her. The "bible" influences her decisions and her life.





Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Love-You-David-Foster-Wallace/dp/1481937707

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Kathleen Krull About Kathleen
The author's 60+ books, mostly biographies, have been frequent ALA Notables, garnered starred reviews, and won awards such as the Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor and the Christopher Award. Through solid research, lively writing and gossip, she transforms iconic figures from the past into real human beings. Readers find that intriguing facts and humorous anecdotes enliven biographies of Leonardo da Vinci, Cesar Chavez, Wilma Rudolph and many other notables. The Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC, honored her with its Nonfiction Award for her body of work that "has contributed significantly to the quality of nonfiction for children."

Kathleen's book
The Beatles: They Were Fab (& They Were Funny), Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought), Louisa May's Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women, What Was the Boston Tea Party?, What Was the March on Washington?, and Benjamin Franklin (Giants of Science)
These books are biographies of famous figures from history.

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

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Ken Kuhlken About Ken
The author's novels have been honored as a Private Eye Writers of America Best First novel, finalist for PEN's Ernest Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction Book, finalist for the Shamus Best Novel, and a San Diego Book Awards Best Mystery. His latest in the Tom Hickey California Crime series are "The Do-Re-Mi," "The Vagabond Virgins," and "The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles." He teaches writing at Perelandra College.

Ken's book
Writing and the Spirit
This book is nitty-gritty, tantalizing advice for anybody who hopes to change the world through the power of the written word. This intriguing book by a veteran writer is one that will change the way you think, write, and approach your life's experiences.

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

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Colleen Lanin About Colleen
Local author exhibit imageThe author, also the Travel Mama, is a freelance writer, a family travel speaker, and the founder of the popular travel blog, TravelMamas.com.






Colleen's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Travel Mamas' Guide
This book teaches parents how to travel with babies and children -- and stay sane. This humorous and practical guide takes the worry out of vacations so families can focus on fun.





Book/publisher/site:
http://www.travelmamas.com/about/the-travel-mamas-guide/

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Bailey Lapidow About Bailey
The author is nine years old and is currently in the 4th grade at The Rhoades School. She loves reading and writing in every way and has always enjoyed writing stories.

Bailey's book
The Dirty Mayor That Became Clean
This is the story of a town mayor who liked to be dirty until the townspeople showed him that it's a good thing to be clean.

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

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David Larson About David
Local author exhibit imageThe author is an award-winning screenwriter, short film producer, and marketing campaign award winner. These are his first fiction books.






David's books
Local author exhibit imageWest: Journey Across the Plains and Mayday! A Collection of Short Stories
Book 1 - Told through journal entries and letters, this book follows a family from Pittsburgh to San Francisco in 1849 and the journey which tears them apart. Book 2 - This book contains 32 short stories of mirth, mayhem, and wonder from 1 to 50 pages in length.





Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Batton Lash About Batton
Local author exhibit imageThis award-winning cartoonist and author  is the creator of the humor/horror series Supernatural Law (aka Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre). In addition to his own work, the author has written for Archie Comics and Bongo Comics (The Simpsons), and he is currently producing a webcomics series "The First Gentleman of the Apocalypse" for the online anthology "Aces Weekly."





Batton's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Werewolf of New York: A Supernatural Law Book
Beware the creatures of the night -- they have lawyers. This graphic novel is the story of Leon Reed, a werewolf who was stalking New York until he was arrested. Thanks to attorneys Alanna Wolff and JEff Byrd, Leon catches a break. However, a werewolf advocacy group disagrees with how they handled the case and influence Leon to make a decision that has the counselors putting their reputations on the line as they try to save their client.



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

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Conor Lastowka About Conor
The author is a writer for RiffTrax.com. This is his first novel.

Conor's book
Gone Whalin'
Cormac McIlhenney is a college student with one minor problem: every other day, he's been waking up on a whaling ship in the nineteenth century.

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

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Martha Lawrence About Martha
Local author exhibit imageA former editor for Simon & Schuster and Harcourt Publishers, the author is an executive editor at The Ken Blanchard Companies. She is also the author of an award-winning series of mystery novels featuring private investigator Elizabeth Chase.






Martha's book
Local author exhibit imageTrust Works! Four Keys to Building Lasting Relationships
Trust is fundamental to good relationships. Yet because we see trust through our own filters, we're often unaware that our behavior is eroding the trust of others. Beginning with an engaging parable, this book creates a common language for talking about trust. The second half of the book identifies Trust Boosters and Trust Busters -- behaviors that promote or destroy trust -- and provides self-assessments and other resources for building trust or repairing trust that's been damaged.


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

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Lori Lawson About Lori
Local author exhibit imageThe author's life on the water, like that of her characters, has its share of intrigue. Carl proposed marriage as they sailed down the California coast under spinnaker. Years later, on the southwest coast of England, they rode out the remnants of a hurricane. And after the author penned Green Flash on a tiny island on Norway's west coast, they transited 257 locks from the Netherlands to the Mediterranean. The moral of the story? Live an interesting life and it's bound to spill over into your fiction. And the author's loyal readers are completely on board with that.



Lori's book
False Colors
Adventurous couple Jessie and Neal Fox discover not everyone is who they seem to be once the body of a fellow cruiser is found murdered onboard his own sailboat. Old friends Gail and Randy Benton; stunning Catrina Williamson; slovenly, crass, egotist Colin Cox; and willful, young Rena Stine, sailing the sea on her own combine with the remote, tropical coast of Costa Rica to challenge the Foxes'idyllic lifestyle and test their friendships within the cruising community. This mix makes every day different and unpredictable, but no one expects the community's climate to provoke murder.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Natalie Ledwell About Natalie
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a best-selling author, speaker, The Inspiration Show host and co-founder of Mind Movies. She and her team have reached over 1.2 million people around the globe empowering them to use the same success principles she used to crawl out from under $120K of credit card debt to build a multi-million dollar company in four short years during the worst world economic crisis we have seen in our lifetime. Now, she lives a life beyond her wildest imagination. She lives an endless summer between her new home in San Diego CA, and her previous home in Sydney, Australia. She travels the world, and continues to inspire others to dream big and live large through the example of her own life.


Natalie's book
Local author exhibit imageNever In Your Wildest Dreams
From waitress to movie star; housing projects to billion dollar estates; bankruptcy to overflowing accounts -- learn why some people rise from frustration and gloom to realizing extreme joy and abundance far beyond their wildest dreams. The author takes you on a voyeuristic journey of Katherine Murray, who moves from extreme debt, depression and despair to superstar award-winning screenwriter status in record time. This enthralling book reveals the exact steps, inspired by her own quest for success, to achieving any goal you set or have never even dreamed of yet. This unique interactive system not only tells a captivating, awe-inspiring story, but it also provides everything you need to transform your own dreams into reality. Based on her own experiences, she reveals the power of thinking and writing as we see the movie scenes Katherine creates in her mind, show up as actual events in her life. From a life full of money problems, relationship struggles, and the desperate yearning for happiness that anyone can relate to, she exquisitely tells the story of one woman's path to becoming a first-time, award-winning screenwriter on her very first screenplay that was written in just one week.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.mindmovies.com/Never_In_Your_Wildest_Dreams/index.php

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Georgie Lee About Georgie
local author exhibit imageA dedicated history and film buff, the author loves combining her passion for Hollywood, history, and storytelling through romantic fiction. She began writing professionally at a small TV station in San Diego before moving to Hollywood to work in the interesting but strange world of the entertainment industry. During her years in La-La Land, she never lost her love for romance novels and decided to try writing one herself. To her surprise, a new career was born. When not crafting tales of love and happily ever after, she enjoys reading non-fiction history and watching any movie with a costume and an accent.



Georgie's book
local author exhibit imageEngagement of Convenience
Julia Howard longs for the freedom her inheritance will bring her -- but with her controlling brother holding the purse strings, she's going to need a most convenient engagement, and an encounter in the woods with a dashing stranger couldn't be more timely. Wounded, his life at sea at an end, Captain James Covington isn't prepared for the dull ache of civilian life. He sees in Julia a fellow adventurous spirit -- willing to risk all. Could agreeing to her outrageous proposal help him recapture a reason to live as they face the biggest adventure of all -- marriage?


Book/publisher/site:
http://www.georgie-lee.com/

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Irv Lefberg About Irv
local author exhibit imageThe author was born and raised in Brooklyn in the 1950s. He earned a Ph.D. from MIT, and has been a professor and economic advisor to five governors in Washington. He is also an award-winning photographer.






Irv's book
local author exhibit imageBrooklyn Memories
This book is a humorous and irreverent memoir of every day life, personal triumphs, failures, and absurdities typical of melting pot Brooklyn in the 1950s. The stories are accompanied by 35 vibrant and gritty photographs.




Book/publisher/site:
http://www.blurb.com/b/4001480-brooklyn-memories

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Peggy Leslie and Donna Jeremiah About Peggy and Donna
local author exhibit imageDonna Jeremiah: Executive VP, Turning Point MInistries. Peggy Leslie: homemaker, free-lance author.







Peggy and Donna's book
local author exhibit imageIntrigue in Coronado
A still body on the beach. A professor murdered in his home. Long-time friends, socialite Cami Carrington and Boston-born Kate Elfmon, employ charm, intellect, courage, and faith to solve the mysteries.





Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Frieda Levinsky About Frieda
The author is an award-winning poet who has been writing poetry of nearly four decades.

Frieda's book
Then and Now
The book is composed of a diversity of poems with some autobiographical contents.

Book/publisher/site:
http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0142113049/Then--Now.aspx

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Ruth Leyse-Wallace About Ruth
local author exhibit imageThe author served as a clinical dietitian in psychiatric facilities for many years. This included treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, and other patient populations. She taught at Mesa College in San Diego and Pima Community College in Tucson.






Ruth's book
local author exhibit imageNutrition and Mental Health
This book reports on scientific literature illustrating the scientific links between various nutrients and many mental health concerns. It also includes an extensive index, glossary, tables, and forms for nutritional assessment.





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

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C.A. Lindsay About C.A.
local author exhibit imageThe author has won first place awards for short stories, essays and poetry. In 1998, one of her poems was hung in the historic Pen Arts Building in D.C. As President of the Palomar Branch of NLAPW, she was presented with the "Woman of Achievement Award" in Laguna Hills. The author of eight books, she was a long-time Letters Member of the National League of American Pen Women and the Academy of American Poets.




C.A's books
local author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imageMy Gay Brother, In the Shadow of Sandwalker and Lily Among Thorns
Book 1 - This story opens with the solitary death of Rchard Baatenburg de Jong soon after the passing of his father. It then becomes a narrative of his early life in New Jersey where he had been loved by the family babysitter from his birth in 1949 until his passing in 2011. The account of his life goes beyond the physical and emotional abuse, describing a religious culture hostile to homosexuality. Book 2 - White Feather, the child of a Native American and a renegade Navy Captain, rejects her prearranged marriage in the Oregon Territory to find her father's culture in pre-Civil War New York City. Using her birth name, Marissa Whitney, she discovers the evil within the human spirit as she rides the Oregon trail from the west to the east. Catapulted to the pinnacles of wealth and power, her indomitable spirit is set free to love, in spite of hate, and to have hope, instead of despair. Book 3 - A female engineer recruited by top-secret laboratory confronts workplace conflicts and corrupt politicians as she works on the ultimate cyber weapon to disrupt international communications.

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

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Diana Lindsay About Diana
local author exhibit imageIn 1966, the author figuratively went into the desert and never came out. That first visit to the Anza-Borrego Desert changed her life and helped to define it. It became the subject of her master's thesis from San Diego State University, which was subsequently published as "Our Historic Desert" by Copley Books in 1973. A few years later, she co-authored "The Anza-Borrego Desert Region," a guidebook to the area published by Wilderness Press in 1978. It is now in its 5th edition. Other titles have been subsequently published.




Diana's books
local author exhibit imageMarshal South Rides Again and Metal Sculptures of Borrego Valley
Book 1 - The enigmatic Marshal South of the Anza-Borrego desert region remains a controversial character to this day. Images described in Desert Magazine of his family living on a waterless mountaintop left a lasting impression that obscured the memory of this man as a talented writer of poems and prose. South, the western novelist, has been long-forgotten. With the publication of this book, his acclaimed western novels set in the Anza-Borrego area are being introduced to a whole new audience. Some works rival the best of Zane Grey. Book 2 - This handy ebook contains new updated information about the incredible life-size metal sculptures of Borrego Valley, CA, plus travel tips, video and audio links, and full descriptions of all 131 sculptures found at the 28 sites. It is a companion to the award-winning "Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist and to the Sky Art Map."

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

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Michael Linsin About Michael
He is the author of "Dream Class" and the book listed below. His simple and unique ideas about managing student behavior are read by thousands of teachers every day on his popular blog, Smart Classroom Management. He lives and teaches in San Diego.

Michael's book
The Classroom Management Secret
From how to set up an easy-to-use classroom management plan to how to handle difficult students, this book will equip you with everything you need to effectively manage your classroom -- regardless of where you teach or who shows up on your roster. Based on the popular blog, Smart Classroom Management, the book progresses step-by-step through 45 time-tested strategies, showing you how to manage your classroom in a way that inspires students to want to behave. Binding these strategies together is a little-known secret shared by the most exceptional teachers, those remembered and beloved for a lifetime. By the end of the book, you'll have the knowledge to free your classroom of misbehavior and disrespect, build easy rapport with your students, and teach with a spirit of joy and passion that you've always longed for.

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

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Susan Lipson About Susan
The author writes middle grade and young adult fiction, educational materials and articles about writing instruction, as well as poetry and songs.

Susan's book
Knock on Wood and Writing Success Through Poetry
Book 1 - The novel is about two kids who discover a displaced tree fairy trapped in a wood panel of a bedroom wall. The book is called "The Secret in the Wood" in ebook form. It is a middle grade novel. Book 2 - It is a textbook with original poems.

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

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Virginia Loh-Hagan About Virginia
The author is a research fellow at the Institute for Learning (IFL) at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to that, Virginia was a K-8 teacher, program chair for an online university, and part-time faculty member at SDSU and at the USD. She has a wide range of experience in the public school, charter school, e-learning, and higher education/teacher preparation settings. She has mostly taught in urban, Title 1 schools. Virginia is a multi-published author with several books and several academic publications about literacy instruction. She has served on the Literature List Update Committee for the CDE and is serving on various book award committees. She has presented at IRA, CRA, CERA, SCBWI, SDCUE, ALA, and more. Virginia has a B.A. in English and a Masters in Education and Special Education from UVA. Upon graduation, she received the "Outstanding Woman Scholar in Education" award. She earned her Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Literacy from SDSU-USD in May 2008; her dissertation—for which she received a ChLA Beiter Graduate Student Research Grant award from the Children's Literature Association and for which she has published peer-reviewed articles and conducted presentations; it was a qualitative study on the cultural authenticity of Asian-American children's literature.

Virginia's book
Paper Son: Lee's Journey to America
In 1926, 12-year-old Fu Lee lives with his grandparents in a small village in China. He lives with his grandparents because his parents are dead. It is a difficult life but made easier by the love Lee shares with his grandparents. But now, Lee must leave all that he knows. Before his parents died, they spent all of their money buying a "paper son slot" for Lee to go to America. Being a "paper son" means pretending to be the son of a family already in America. If he goes, he will have the chance for a better life. But first he must pass the test at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco. Only then will he be allowed to live with his new family. If Lee makes even a single mistake, he could be sent back to China. Lee knows his grandparents want a better life for him. He can't let them down.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sleepingbearpress.com/shop/show/11598

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Lori R. Lopez About Lori
Local author exhibit imageThe author wears many hats including author, artist, poet, songwriter and more. She writes books, stories, verse and a poetry column.







Lori's books
Local author exhibit imageAn Ill Wind Blows
Swallowed by an evil storm, an ordinary person and some very eccentric characters roam a weird stormworld in search of a magic stone. Dark fantasy, horror and humor for ages twelve through adult. Illustrated print edition.




Local author exhibit imageThe Fairy Fly
A Black Widow queen, a big bad wolf spider, and a Hit-Mantis are a few of the obstacles for a spider who must find his way home through a land of giants in this fairytale fantasy for kids and adults. Illustrated print and eBook versions.




Local author exhibit imageThe Mud Puppy
A girl pokes a stick into a lake and a fish with feet climbs out. This poetic tale is an amusing children's fable based on one of the author's most cherished childhood memories.




Local author exhibit imageThe Fox Trot
A girl brings her dog to play with a wild fox. This poignant children's book is based on a memory from the storyteller's own childhood.





Local author exhibit imageThe Fruit of Thy Womb
Another unique zombie tale from the author, this time with fruit flies and two jaded strangers who learn that they are not as alone as they think.




Local author exhibit imageJar Baby
The creepy tale of a ghoulish baby. This short story ties in ancient history with modern horror as a museum's mummies rise up for a night of terror and fun at a museum.




Local author exhibit image3-Z
A trio of short but sweet zombie tales ranging from suspenseful to quirky and weird, and finally a deft blend of humor-laced horror, these stories will entertain and surprise you.




Local author exhibit imageSleep of Fools
This sci-fi bizarro tale transports you to a dystopian world where the work never ends. It asks the question: What do you really do when you sleep?





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

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Midnite Love About Midnite
Local author exhibit imageShe is the author of the new relationship reality series, The Love Den Diaries, in which she address 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.




Midnite's book
Local author exhibit imageMy Ratchet Secret
The author has a question for the ladies. What would you do to marry the man of your dreams? Would you be willing to risk everything for love? The author did, the day she met my fiance she knew he was her soulmate. And she was willing to do whatever it took to get him no matter what the cost. Her name is Pebbles and this is her story.




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

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Robert Lundy About Robert
The author is a retired demographer and software engineer. His poetry is published in "Analog Science Fiction Magazine." Besides writing and editing poetry books, he assists with the Sierra Club's Wilderness Basics Class.

Robert's book
Summation V: The Merging of Art and Poetry
An anthology of poems inspired by art works exhibited at the Escondido Municipal Gallery in December 2012, including both the poems and the art works that inspired them.

Book/publisher/site:
http://WWW.HitherAndYahn.com/

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Online Author Exhibit M-N

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Local Authors, 2013, M-N

Below are the local authors for 2013, 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 2013 is included with their listing.

Laura Martella  |  Reza Mashayekhi  |   Michelle Matkins  |   David Matlin  |   Thomas Matthews  |   Catherine Mattice  |   Sarah McArthur  |   Faith McCune  |   Jeff McMahon  |   Barbara McNally  |   Christopher Mechling  |   James Meetze  |   Reina Menasche  |   Sylvia Mendoza  |   C.J. Milbrandt  |   Jim Miles  |   John Minan  |  Maria Desiderata Montana  |   John Mood  |   Anastacia Moore  |   Karl Morgan  |   Emily Lynch Morissette  |   Jay Mower  |   Richard Muscio  |   James Musgrave  |   Brian Neary  |   Toni Noel









Laura Martella About Laura
Local author exhibit imageThe author's book was inspired by the loss of her mother Patricia Zweig, to Alzheimer's disease early in 2011. She began working on the book in the fall of that year, after enduring her mother's seven-year battle with the disease. As the only child, she was committed to the task of making the decisions that would impact the last years of her mother's life. The creation of the book was a natural segue allowing her to explore all of her assets, which hadn't been tapped into since her earlier work as a fashion coordinator. As the creative director of the book, she visualized and styled every vignette and wrote each line of clever repartee. While overseeing the publishing details, her keen attention was focused on every subtle nuance throughout the process. Each meticulously crafted photograph features Gentleman Norman with an elegant yet unidentified woman in beautiful surroundings -- a nod to her appreciation for aesthetics.

Laura's book
How To Be A Man
Local author exhibit imageGentleman Norman, a twelve-year-old Pomeranian, and the author offer practical advice for men on grooming and wardrobe, relationship maintenance and manners through their beautifully photographed coffee table book. This fun-loving book reminds us of the significance of style, manners, and charity in our lives.





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

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Reza Mashayekhi About Reza
The author was born in Iran, got his engineering degree from the University of Michigan, and is now living in San Diego, following his true passion -- writing.

Reza's book
From Iran to America: Mahnaz and Shirin "A Love Story"
Written through the eyes of a young boy in Iran and later a young man in America, the book is at times funny, at times poignant, and gives the reader insight into life in Iran, as compared to that in America.

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

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Michelle Matkins About Michelle
Local author exhibit imageThe author currently resides in Southern California with her husband, a United States Marine, two wonderful children and her two dogs, Dougal and Sasha.






Michelle's books
Local author exhibit imageCheating Heart: A Lost Souls Novel and Vegas or Bust: An Aggie Underhill Mystery by Michelle Ann Hollstein
Book 1 - After seeing her ex-boyfriend with another woman, her gorgeous spirit guide whom she could never have a relationship with, and a date with a well known office Romeo on Valentine's Day; Vienna's best friend talks her into a weekend getaway to clear her head. Little did she know that she'd not only have to deal with her cheating heart, but a lost soul in need of help. Will Vienna be able to heal her own heart in order to find love? Will she be able to get to the source of the turmoil causing the dark spirit to haunt her? Join Vienna, Kim, and hunky spirit guide Jack in another hauntingly fun adventure. Book 2 - With bleached blonde hair piled on top, an oversized pocketbook to match every outfit, Aggie's ready to have some Las Vegas fun. Desperate to escape her two unwanted houseguests visiting from England, Aggie accepts a wedding invitation for a couple whom she'd met on a cruise. Selfishly, she pawns her guests off on her daughter and forgets that the Thanksgiving holiday is just days away. Join Aggie in a quirky yet comical escapade where the bride allegedly gets cold feet, the groom vanishes into thin air, a hefty ransom is demanded, and the need for insatiable snooping becomes a must. Can Aggie solve this mystery in time for Thanksgiving dinner?

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

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David Matlin About David
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a novelist, poet, and essayist and has been teaching in the San Diego State University Graduate MFA Creative Writing Program for the last 17 years.






David's book
Local author exhibit imageUp Fish Creek Road and Other Stories
This book is a collection of stories that focuses upon the crisis of war, sexuality, identity, and landscape.






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

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Thomas Matthews About Thomas
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a published author and award-winning illustrator. The son of an American Literature professor, he has been immersed in the written word since birth. The author of over twenty novels, he lives in California with his wife and son.






Thomas's book
Local author exhibit imageRejection
Lou Drake was once the pride of the NYPD detectives until the high profile Hennings murder case went terribly wrong, nearly ending his career. Ten years later, fifty pounds heavier and three months from retirement, Drake works patrol in the backwater neighborhood of Malcolm New York. He spends his idle time reading crime novels and writing one of his own. When Drake breaks protocol on a foul odor call, endangering his rookie partner, Drake's captain demotes him to the booking cage. The call turns out to be a murder scene, the victim ritualistically killed. Nothing like this has ever happened in Malcolm and spooks the local police to their bones. But when another body is discovered and both victims are identified as struggling literary agents, they know they have a serial killer on their hands. NYPD Chief of Detectives Smythe takes charge and launches an investigation after another victim is discovered. The bizarre, message laden details of the killings point to somebody angry at the publishing business -- especially the literary agent community. In an effort to understand what is driving the killer, Smythe decides Lou's writing experience could benefit the case and pairs him with his old partner one last time. As they look for clues in the struggling publishing industry, Drake finds himself thrust into the middle of the insane drama where a methodical perpetrator is systematically killing those who rejected him. Drake must revive his old detective prowess and trust his writer's intuition to try and solve the case, while possibly exposing the truth about the old Hennings investigation -- a secret that could expose a web of corruption that could shake the NYPD to its core.

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

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Catherine Mattice About Catherine
Local author exhibit imageThe author is an internationally recognized SME on workplace bullying and runs the consulting firm, Civility Partners, LLC.






Catherine's book
Local author exhibit imageBACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work
This book provides the guidance you need to navigate your way through the turmoil of dealing with workplace bullying. It provides the real facts and practical tools you can use to make real change.





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

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Sarah McArthur About Sarah
Local author exhibit imageFounder of sdedit, a writing/editing firm, the author is co-editor/author of "Global Business Leadership," "Coaching for Leadership," and "The AMA Handbook of Leadership."






Sarah's book
Local author exhibit imageGlobal Business Leadership
The second edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully updated with a synopsis of the latest changes in the fields of intercultural communication and leadership development. This includes new benchmark interviews from some of the world's foremost companies; a wealth of proven guidelines, tools, and models, including Wibbeke's own Geoleadership Model and two new chapters focusing on the influence of gender and technology on culture and leadership. This new edition also emphasizes practical examples of individuals and organizations that have utilized the core concept of "geoleadership" -- including updated research from those at the forefront of various industries, including finance, healthcare, and manufacturing. With contributions and endorsements from some of the most important thought leaders in leadership development and intercultural communication, this edition offers a resource for designing, delivering, and evaluating successful leadership theories and practices to both students and practitioners.

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

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Faith McCune About Faith
Local author exhibit imageThe author's lifelong passion for dogs started with her first puppy. Many dogs later, Duffy, an Australian Shepherd, turned her life upside down, but gave her an incredible gift in return.






Faith's book
Local author exhibit imageDuffy's World: Seeing the World through a Dog's Eyes
Duffy's story tells readers, in his own voice, how he trained his inept owners to be good dog parents. His adventures were both hilarious and harrowing as he negotiated life on his own terms.





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

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Jeff McMahon About Jeff
He is a first-time author from Temecula, CA where he currently resides with his wonderful wife and two fantastic children.

Jeff's book
Swimming to the Moon: A Collection of Rhymes Without Reason
A timeless collection of children's poems and art keeping the tradition of hardcover books and bedtime reading alive.

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

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Barbara McNally About Barbara
local author exhibit imageThe author lives in San Diego where she supports organizations and activities that help women explore their potential for freedom and individuality. To further this cause, she founded Mother, Lover, Fighter, Sage, a foundation dedicated to providing women with opportunities for growth and self-discovery. With a zest for living large, she is an advocate for new adventures and no regrets.




Barbara's book
local author exhibit imageUnbridled
It was the finality of a broken marriage and the loss of her identity as the "perfect wife" that made the author realize she had no idea who she truly was; but it was coming across a nude photograph of her spirited grandmother that inspired her to do something about it. Chronicling her escape from a self-made prison to joyful independence, her candid memoir shares her journey from confined predictability to empowered authenticity. Embarking on an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery, McNally invites readers along as she travels to the beauty of Ireland and communes with Wiccan priestesses, indulges in a romantic encounter at an ancient castle, finds herself at a clothing-optional hedonistic resort, revels with free-spirited Rastafarians, and takes the stage as a burlesque dancer. This book inspires readers to live without regrets and find their own independence and freedom.

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

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Christopher Mechling About Christopher
The author was born and raised in San Diego. This book is his first published work as an author.

Christopher's book
Peter: The Untold True Story
A historical novel about Peter the Wild Boy, whose real-life adventures in 18th century England are mirrored in the fairy tale of Peter Pan.

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

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James Meetze About James
The author is the author of "Dayglo" (2011), which won the 2010 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, and "I Have Designed This For You." He is editor, with Simon Pettet, of "Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems," by James Schuyler. He is Assistant Professor of English at Ashford University.

James's book
Dark Art I-XII
Limited edition, letterpress-printed monograph. This book is a twelve-part poem exploring magic, prophesy, history, and language as they combine in a poetics.

Book/publisher/site:
http://manorhouse.co/collections/monographs/products/dark-art 

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Reina Menasche About Reina
local author exhibit imageThe author's fiction has been recognized by organizations such as the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild, the San Diego Book and Writing Awards, and the Southern California Writers Conference. A masters-level social worker, she teaches university classes in counseling and human services. In addition, she provides direct services to clients on issues such as family conflict, addiction, stress management, and life transitions. With her school counseling credential, she has specialized in helping young children adjust to abusive situations or life after divorce. She is also host of East County Magazine's Bookshelf radio show on KNSJ 89.1 FM.


Reina's books
local author exhibit imageTwice Begun and Silent Bird
Book 1 - It all begins in the closet. Paris Jablonski, wife, mother, social worker, and aspiring writer, is celebrating her seventh wedding annivlocal author exhibit imageersary when she uncovers a secret letter about her sexy French husband and his girlfriend. The letter is in French, nearly incomprehensible, and so is the betrayal. How could she, an experienced mental health professional, have so misread her own life? After traveling to France to confront her husband, Paris returns to face wildfires, evacuations, and a new job with recovering addicts. And she finds herself attracted to the most unlikely candidate: a recovering alcoholic who also happens to be a client. In this heart-tugging story of love, loss and renewal, Paris Jablonski is a heroine whose street savvy must learn to take back seat to a wiser heart. Book 2 - Artist and New Yorker Pilar Russell has always been a sexual woman -- as long as the commitment is light, the feelings aren't overwhelming and certain memories are kept at bay. When that stops being possible, she runs away from everything she's ever known -- friends, family and past -- to reinvent herself in a place she's never been before. In the south of France, she knows no one and nothing. She doesn't even speak the language. She can start all over. But the past is not so easily left behind, and feelings cannot be ignored forever.

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

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Sylvia Mendoza About Sylvia
local author exhibit imageThe author is an award-winning journalist who believes in the power of the written word and that every person has a story to tell. Writing "people" stories is her passion, and so compiling and writing this book became the ultimate project of the heart. Her mission now is to empower and be empowered by sharing women's inspirational stories. The first edition of the book was selected for the 2007 California Collection for High Schools by the California Readers Association.




Sylvia's book
local author exhibit imageThe Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength, and Success
This book highlights the contributions of 150 fabulous women whose accomplishments in history, science, politics, art, and entertainment -- past and present -- have impacted the world. These influential Latinas come from all periods in history and all walks of life. They became agents of change for their communities and beyond. They gave a voice to the underdog, fought for justice, refused to settle, caused controversy, instigated change, educated masses, led with purpose and even died for their cause. Such as: Rosemary "Rosie" Casals, who lobbied for equal rights for women on the tennis courts as a seven-time Wimbledon Women's Champion, or botanist Ynez Mexia's, whose first expedition to South America to find medicinal plants was at the age of 57 in the 1950s.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sylvia-mendoza.com/

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C.J. Milbrandt About C.J.
local author exhibit imageThe author is a mildly eccentric lady with a houseful of books and a headful of stories. She loves fairy tales, far-off lands, and fantasy worlds.






C.J.'s book
local author exhibit imageMeadowsweet
Tupper Meadowsweet isn't the cleverest child, but he's brave enough to follow Freydolf onto the gray mountain, where living masterpieces hint at faraway lands, unique customs -- and danger. This is book 1 in the Galleries of Stone trilogy.





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

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Jim Miles About Jim
As a kid, Tonton Jim loved books, comic books, and TV cartoons. Later, he taught fourth grade. This lucky combination has led to some really great story-telling. Jim Miles is the author writing as Tonton Jim. Contributor: Ed Roxburgh is the illustrator, illustrating as E. Felix Lyon.

Jim's book
Max and the Lowrider Car
Max, a wolf cub in fifth grade, and friends go on a road trip complete with campfire monster stories and motorcyle-riding wild boars. A Golden Eagle helps Max save his town from a mob of angry birds.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Max-Lowrider-Hounds-Glenn-Volume/dp/098932902X

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John Minan About John
local author exhibit imageThe author is a Professor of Law at the University of San Diego. During his long career, he has authored numerous books and articles.







John's book
local author exhibit imageThe Little Book of Golf Law
This book is written to appeal to readers with an interest in golf and the law. It examines thirty-nine reported federal and state court cases that involve golf in one way or another. The cases deal with such matters as golfer and golf course liability, manufacturer liability for defective golf clubs and training devices, disputes over hole-in-one contests, golf cart injuries and insurance claims, sex discrimination disputes, intellectual property issues, environmental claims, legal immunity, and much more. Each case is presented as a story involving real people. This is the second edition of the book.


Book/publisher/site:
http://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/index.cfm?section=main&fm=Product.AddToCart&pid=1620588

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Maria Desiderata Montana About Maria
local author exhibit imageThe author is the publisher of the award-winning food blog San Diego Food Finds. 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 is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to San Diego" and "The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Cookbook." She was also a contributing editor of the award-winning cookbook "Flying Pans." She loves to cook and create new recipes and strongly believes that eating with family and friends is a celebration of life itself. She lives in San Diego with her husband, John, and their two children, Lucia and Frank.


Maria's book
local author exhibit imageSan Diego Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From America's Finest City
San Diego is a vivacious and active food community whose eating habits are unpretentious yet familiar, conspicuous yet simple. Famous for supporting a health-conscious lifestyle, with an abundant supply of fresh and organic products at their fingertips, the attitude of the chefs and diners alike is friendly and laid-back. From kitchen celebrities and James Beard recognized chefs, to those who simply just love to cook, priding themselves on being eco-conscious, using only sustainable meats and seafood, the restaurants in San Diego are quickly becoming enchanting places, suitable for even the most discerning of palates. The colorful California modern cuisine will tempt your taste buds with fusions of imaginative textures and flavors. With recipes for the home cook from over 60 of the city's most celebrated restaurants and showcasing around full-color photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, this book is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook.

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

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John Mood About John
local author exhibit imageThe author has lived with the novel for fifty plus years, having read it straight through fourteen times, and finally found the words he wanted to say about it. It is accessible to all.





John's book
local author exhibit imageJoyce's "Ulysses" for Everyone: Plotting the Narratives
Joyce's novel for the beginner, emphasizing its plots. No knowledge of Homer or Shakespeare required. Revised, updated version with new forward of a book published nine years ago, now published by Academica Press.





Book/publisher/site:
http://www.johnmood.net/ullysses-plotting-the-narratives.html

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Anastacia Moore About Anastacia
The author was born in Burbank, CA, but has lived and traveled all over the United States. Her experience of working on the real 'salute' as a fisherman was the inspiration for this haunting tale of life on the sea.

Anastacia's book
Curse of The Salute
The Salute holds very dark secrets. Anyone that becomes associated with her encounters strange and mysterious events. Dick Frank's battle with forces both real and supernatural leads him on a hauntingly dangerous journey on the high sea to solve the mystery of the Salute.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Curse-Salute-Anastacia-Moore/dp/1484915267/

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Karl Morgan About Karl
Local author exhibit imageAccountant and dreamer, the author has always loved hard science and science fiction. He brings his love for cosmology and quantum mechanics into the sci-fi realm, expanding our conception of reality.






Karl's books
local author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imagelocal author exhibit imageThe Second PredLocal author exhibit imageaxian War, The Hive, Tears of Gallia,  Heartstone: Sentinels of Far Sun, and Heartstone: The Time Walker
These books include three new science fiction novels that expand Dave Brewster's adventure to explore new worlds beyond our galaxy. It also includes two fantasy Heartstone novels that explore the never-ending battle between good and evil.



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

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Emily Lynch Morissette About Emily
The author teaches paralegals at the University of San Diego and in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. This is her second book; the first was "Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals."

Emily's book
Business Law and Organizations for Paralegals
The basics of corporate law, including sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, and for-profit corporations, are well-covered -- with several chapters devoted to for-profit corporations. Some additional subjects, such as investing, are included to provide students with a basis of knowledge for their own benefit.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.cap-press.com/

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Jay Mower About Jay
The author is an advertising professor, marketing executive, and consultant, who is now retired and focusing on self-expression through poetry. He is living in San Diego, and he has poems in two local anthologies and his poems appear in the Fall 2013 issues of "Acorn Review" and "Muddy River Poetry Review." He recently authored his first chapbook, "Light Medium Dark."

Jay's book
Different Voices and Light Medium Dark
Book 1 - This book explores the effect of mental illness on those afflicted, their families and loved ones in a collection of 24 poems. Book 2 - 21 original poems.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Richard Muscio About Richard
Local author exhibit imageAs a CPA with an estate/gift/trust background, the author assists Family Offices (ultra-wealthy families) with estate and gift tax planning, family governance and succession planning, with the goal of helping wealthy families to thrive. He also hosts a weekly radio show "It's Your Money... and Your Life" on 760 AM KFMB, where he discusses wealth as being much more than just money. He is also co-Founder of the Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation and the Oceanside Turkey Trot. His foundation works to improve teen fitness and senior generation fitness in the Oceanside area, while encouraging family participation and community volunteerism. For fun, he is a long-distance endurance runner, having completed the 2012 Boston Marathon in record-breaking heat. Best of all, he is the father of Evan (22), Mia (21) and Demi (17) with his lovely wife Mari, who enjoys beating him in running events.



Richard's book
Local author exhibit imageSo What's Your Play?
Millions of people watched The Battle of the Sexes in 1973, but no one knew more about the historic tennis match than a 14 year-old boy. While the world's eyes were focused on Bobby Riggs, the self-proclaimed king of male chauvinist pigs, and Billie Jean King, the defender of feminism, the author saw the match through the headlines of the day, headlines he had carefully clipped and saved as Bobby Riggs scrapbook maker. Only years later would he realize that Bobby Riggs, the man who said that women should belong in the kitchen, actually made America a more tolerant society. A far cry from your grade school history book, this book shows how life propelled the author to overcome blindness and birth inspired running events. Ultimately, the book shows how taking action, collaboration, and leaving a legacy can change your own life and help build a better, more embracing world.


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

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James Musgrave About James
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a retired English professor and lives in San Diego with his wife, Ellen.







James's book
Pat O'Malley Historical Mystery Steampunk Trilogy
Local author exhibit imageHere are all three suspenseful mysteries in one book. These books have been position #1 in the Historical Mystery category on Amazon.






Book/publisher/site:
http://www.contempinstruct.com/Forevermore/

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Brian Neary About Brian
The author wrote the spy thriller "Hawk." He is writer/producer of ten gold records, and won a Hollywood screenplay award for "Legend."

Brian's book
Champagne for Silence
A thriller/whodunit -- a CIA agent sent to Rome to solve a kidnapping gets fired for his failure to solve the case. The criminal, someone on the inside, seems to have escaped.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided

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Toni Noel About Toni
Local author exhibit imageBefore writing fiction, the author was working in the communities where she lived, established two church libraries, a lending library in the accounting office where she worked, presented puppet shows for preschoolers enrolled in Head Start, and worked with city officials to secure a library for her growing subdivision.





Toni's book
Local author exhibit imageHomeward Bound
Successful but unwilling businessman Luke Townsend hires Krista Lake to stage his Rancho Santa Fe estate for quick sale. Krista is a product of foster care, longs for a home of her own, and promptly falls in love with Luke's home, and then with Luke. Dissatisfied with his present life, Luke wrongly believes unloading his house the only thing he can change until Krista points out the obvious. His mother earned her MBA alongside his father and is equally qualified to replace him as CEO of the conglomerate his late father started, freeing Luke to follow his heart to Sacramento to run a non-profit organization for fatherless at-risk boys. But Luke has taken the wrong path to happiness again, and soon discovers he misses Krista and longs for her at his side. When his house sells she is heartbroken, but Luke finds a way to make everything right.

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

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Local Authors, 2013, O-P

Below are the local authors for 2013, 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 2013 is included with their listing.

Patrick O'Donnell  |  Brian Olson  | Gordon Osmond  |   Patricia Oyeshiku  |   Liz Palika  |   Gary Palmer  |   Brick Pals  |   Jefferson Parker  |   Allan Patch  |   Johnson Paul  |   Tracy Paye  |   Jackson Peoples-Rosenblatt  |   Marina Peralta  |   Katrina Pescador  |   Kevin Popovic  |   C.E. Poverman  |   Luciana Powell  |   Laura Preble  |   Amanda Presar  |   Mel Proctor  |   Scott Prussing  |   Michael Punaro  |   Kirsten Pursell









Patrick O'Donnell About Patrick
Born in Los Angeles, the author began writing whodunits upon retirement. This book is his sixth mystery novel.

Patrick's book
Death of An Oysterman
Homicide detective Blake Moyer investigates the murder of an oyster farm owner who has been plagued by demonstrators convinced that his oyster farm pollutes San Amaro bay on the Central California coast. Is one of the demonstrators guilty? Moyer finds the answer.

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

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Brian Olson About Brian
The author is an engineering geologist and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1996). He is a geotechnical consultant and holds professional registrations in California, Arizona, and British Columbia.

Brian's book
San Luis Rey on Display: Geoscience in Northern San Diego County
This book is a guidebook and collection of papers for San Diego Association of Geologists' (SDAG) 2013 annual field trip. It uses road log and geologic maps for insights on geology, paleontology, and archeology in the heart of this 55 mile-long watershed. You travel east from Interstate 15 along California Highway 76 to Lake Henshaw, and loop through Palomar Mountain. The papers provide depth on a cross section of geoscientific subjects.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sunbeltbooks.com/  and http://www.sandiegogeologists.org

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Gordon Osmond About Gordon
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a retired Wall Street lawyer, a produced playwright, a published author of fiction and non-fiction, and play and book critic.




Gordon's book
Local author exhibit imageSlipping on Stardust
A former Hollywood star visits a small town with horrendous consequences that send the town's most prominent residents to Hollywood and New York City in a trail of seduction, betrayal, kidnapping, and other crimes. The book is a cross between Peyton Place and Madame Bovary.




Book/publisher/site:
http://i-m.co/GordonOsmond/SlippingonStardust

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Patricia Oyeshiku About Patricia
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a former California Teacher of the Year, and taught English at Morse High School in San Diego. She retired in 2008, and continues to communicate with her former students, called FSFs (former student friends).






Patricia's book
Local author exhibit imageTo Mrs. O With Love
The book is a collection of essays from students of the author, a 37-year teacher, retired, from Morse High School. There are over 125 essays from students in which they discuss their time with her in the class, and the influence this teacher had, and continues to have on their lives. The project was suggested by a former student.




Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/To-Mrs-With-Love-Collection/dp/1482087456/

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Liz Palika About Liz
The author is the founder of Love on a Leash, a nationwide therapy pet certification organization. An award-winning author, she has had more than 85 books published on a number of different topics -- from dog training to turtles and tortoises -- as well as her favorite topic, therapy dogs. Through her efforts, thousands of people have been touched by pet therapy. Now she shares her experiences. The book gives you the tips, methods, and techniques for training and working with a therapy pet. Visit skills for the dog and owner are also explained.

Liz's book
Love on a Leash: A Guide to Pet Therapy
What does a therapy dog do? Can my dog do therapy work? How can I train my dog? What do I need to know? What problems am I likely to encounter? This book gives you the tips, methods, and techniques for training and working with a therapy dog.

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

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Gary Palmer About Gary
The author was an aviator in the U.S. Navy for ten years and flew the E2A Hawkeye during the Vietnam War. He retired as a San Diego Sheriff's Deputy after 33 years of service. His father was a member of the 106th Cavalry Group during World War II and served in the ETO.

Gary's book
U.S. Cavalry: Time of Transitions 1938-1944 Horses to Mechanization
During the 1930s and into World War II, the U.S. Cavalry wrestled with a fundamental question: should its horses be retired and replaced with tanks and other mechanized vehicles -- or should the horse remain the mainstay of the cavalry? This book is a colorful, detailed look at this game-changing period for the American military establishment. The book is packed with action, individual stories, and experiences of the National Guard soldiers who trained and served with cavalry units during this time of transition. The book deftly blends official wartime records with fresh interviews, stories and rare photographs from personal and archival collections.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.106thCavalryGroup.Org/

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Brick Pals About Brick Pals
The authors are a family of four LEGO® fans: a dad, a mom, and two sons. They live in San Diego, CA. They love reading and building with LEGO® bricks.

Brick Pals' book
Brick ABC
This is an alphabet book illustrated with LEGO® bricks. The purpose of this book is to motivate little LEGO® fans to learn their ABC's by matching the words with the LEGO® objects. The ABC letters and a scene for each letter are built with LEGO® bricks in a simple and fun way. Words and short descriptions are given for each scene. Parents can also read to their children and ask them to point at the pictures to find the objects.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Brick-ABC-Pals/dp/1484047966/

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T. Jefferson Parker About T. Jefferson
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a California native who has written twenty crime novels set in Southern California. He has won the coveted Edgar Award for best mystery twice.






T. Jefferson's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Famous and the Dead
A sheriff's deputy takes on the illegal gun trade along the U.S./Mexico border, with surprising results.






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

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Allan Patch About Allan
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, has always been fascinated with military history and the ancient Greek advances in philosophy, science, and art.






Allan's book
Local author exhibit imagePassage at Delphi
History professors, with a marriage in doubt, discover how much they mean to each other when they are manipulated and propelled into the ancient Greco/Persian wars by a mysterious taskmaster with a plan to save the future of Western Civilization.





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

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

Paul's book
Lords of Time Maya Calendar 2014
This book is a 2014 book style calendar with illustrated introduction to Maya calendar structure and history. The calendar pages synchronize Gregorian and Maya calendar systems with Maya date glyphs. It was published in 2013.

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

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Tracy Paye About Tracy
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a certified professional organizer, productivity coach, award-winning speaker, and Feng Shui consultant on a mission to help people clear their mess to relieve their stress.






Tracy's book
Local author exhibit imageIf Clutter Could Talk... The Stories It Would Tell
This book is about six short stories of the author's clients as they struggle with clutter and disorganization and how they conquered it. The stories reveal the psychological truth behind their clutter, details the physical changes made during the project, and the amazing results that came of it.




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

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Jackson Peoples-Rosenblatt About Jackson
Local author exhibit imageThe author trained as a classical musician before embarking on an career in teaching. His book is a companion volume to his 2012 novel, "The Navigators."




Jackson's book
Local author exhibit imageLodestar
The book is a coming-of-age story set during the voter registration drives in Mississippi (1964), the Viet Nam War, and the early days of gay liberation.





Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Lodestar-Jackson-Peoples-Rosenblatt/dp/0615818994/

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Marina Peralta About Marina
Local author exhibit imageThe author was born in Mexico City, Mexico where she studied at Colegio Tepeyac. She attained her B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University and her master's degree from National University. She has lived in Mexico City, San Diego, Tijuana, and Los Angeles. She is a well-regarded psychotherapist practicing for over 20 years, specializing in family counseling and abused children. She also owned two successful dance schools for twenty years where she taught her passion for dancing.



Marina's book
Local author exhibit imageBarriers to Love: Embracing a Bisexual Identity
The author, a psychotherapist, uses her own life story to address bisexual identity. Set in Mexico and California, she reveals how early sexual abuse led to sexual confusion in her adolescence. Jilted by her first boyfriend, comforted by a lesbian and controlled by her widowed mother, she marries an emotionally detached man, and finds love with a woman. With vivid honesty, she portrays her love affairs with both men and women, and explains why the person and not the gender guide her choice of partner. This is a memoir about the author's struggle with family, society, the Latino culture, and herself to accept her bisexual identity. It is about clarifying doubts about sexual orientation and helping readers to accept bisexuality as a unique orientation.

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

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Katrina Pescador About Katrina
The author is Director of Library and Archives at the San Diego Air & Space Musuem, and has been with the museum for over eight years. During her time at the museum, she has authored six books on aviation history spotlighting the library's extensive collection.

Katrina's book
Celebrating: A History of the Museum and its Collections
An illustrated guidebook that shares not just the history of the San Diego Air & Space Museum, but brings to life the stories of its remarkable, one-of-a-kind collections. Organized into six major sections -- Dawn of Flight, World War I, Golden Era, World War II, Jet Age, and Space Exploration -- each section spotlights the museum's collections and their significance, using unique images from the archives to help tell their stories, as well as exploring important San Diego area contributions to the history of aerospace.

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

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Kevin Popović About Kevin
Local author exhibit imageThe author is the Founder and CEO of Ideahaus, a boutique creative communications agency with studios in Pittsburgh and San Diego. Since 1990, he has been helping clients figure out "what to say and how to say it" to their target markets.






Kevin's book
Local author exhibit image20YEARS: Communications: 20 Leaders, 20 Questions, 100's of Lessons
From 1990 to 2010, communications went through radical change as technological innovation revolutionized the way that we communicate. Opportunities, challenges, and uncertainties abounded. Communication converged on a mobile platform and splintered into countless channels and communities simultaneously. This books presents leading experts perspective on effective communications in this context.



Book/publisher/site:
http://ideahaus.com/20years/

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C.E. Poverman About C.E.
Local author exhibit imageThe author's first book of stories, "The Black Velvet Girl," won the Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction. His second, "Skin," was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His stories have appeared in the O' Henry, Pushcart, and other anthologies. His latest novel is listed below. He's a former director of creative writing at the University of Arizona. With his wife, Linda, he divides his time between Tucson and San Diego.




C.E.'s book
Local author exhibit imageLove by Drowning
A story of suspense and obsession that charts a perilous course to the very last page. In their last anguished moments together, Lee Anne, as an act of revenge, gives Val a picture of his brother, Davis, who just several months before has been killed in a bizarre accident. Lee Anne will tell Val nothing about the photo, but for seventeen years she has sent him fragmented and cryptic messages on unsigned postcards which seem to be the aftershocks of a terrible event. And for seventeen years, Val has dared not reply. Now, he is on his way back to see her, even as he fears it may cost him everything. This is a novel about a man and a woman obsessed with each other. It is about two people on a collision course.

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

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Luciana Navarro Powell About Luciana
Local author exhibit imageThe author is an illustrator, designer, busy mother of two very young children, and wife of a playful guy. She has illustrated several books for children, and wrote and illustrated "My Dad Is the Best Playground," a companion to this book. She lives in San Diego, CA.





Luciana's book
Local author exhibit imageMy Mom is the Best Circus
This humorous story celebrates mom as the best one-woman show on earth as she juggles everything that goes on during the day -- she's a ringmaster, a wild beast tamer, a magician, and sometimes a clown. But her best stunt of all is the sandman show, when it's time for a good-night story.



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

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Laura Preble About Laura
The author is the award-winning author of the young adult series, Queen Geek Social Club, which includes the novels "Queen Geeks in Love" and "Prom Queen Geeks." She has also won a Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize, and has been published in North American Review, Hysteria, and NEA Today.

Laura's book
Out
In a society where "perpendiculars," opposite-sex couples, are forbidden, and persecuted, freakish Chris Bryant, a preacher's son, finds himself in love with a girl. Their only chance to be together is the Underground, a secret society Chris' sister introduces him to that is determined to mount an attack against the social restrictions of the Anglicant church. They want to make an example of Chris and Carmen, two Perps from high social families, to become the catalyst for an uprising that will threaten the traditions of their society'sfamilies and church. But the cost of involvement just might be death for them both.

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

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Amanda Presar About Amanda
The author is a current high school student at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego. This first book was written for a Creative Writing class project.

Amanda's book
Amanda's Kitchen: Creative Ideas and Recipes for International Meals, Family Favorites, and Best Breakfasts
The book is a collection of recipes, photos, and poetry. The book is full color, 280 pages, and has 200 recipes. The recipes are theme-based with pictures of each with table setting ideas.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amandaskitchencookbook.webs.com/

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Mel Proctor About Mel
The author is one of the most versatile sportscasters in the business. He's done play-by-play for the San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers in baseball; the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers, and New Jersey Nets of the NBA -- plus network assignments for CBS, NBC, Fox, and Turner Sports.

Mel's book
I Love the Work But I Hate the Business
The book is a memoir, a collection of stories from my thirty plus years as a TV and radio sportscaster. It details the events he has covered and the personalities he's known including Tony Gwynn, Trevor Hoffman, Cal Ripken, Jack Nicholson, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon and more. It takes the reader on a roller coaster ride through the world of big time sports broadcasting.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.brpressbooks.com/product/i-love-the-work-but-i-hate-the-business/

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Scott Prussing About Scott
The author was born and raised in New Jersey, but was smart enough to move to beautiful San Diego soon after earning his Master of Science degree from Yale. He is the author of more than a dozen books.

Scott's book
Restless
This book is Book 6 in the paranormal romance "Blue Fire Saga," which takes place in modern day New England. The evil Necromancer is raising an army of zombies. Can Leesa and her magical friends stop him before he unleashes them upon the world?

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

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Michael Punaro About Michael
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a California native and entitled "the unexpected author" of a book spawned by a true experience with a phenomenon known as hospital delirium.






Michael's book
Local author exhibit imageDelirium Intersect
Inventor Michael Royle crosses the Delirium Intersect to find himself pitted against a deadly international menace -- and his own invention -- in a cat-and-mouse game of mystery, action, and suspense.





Book/publisher/site:
https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-62024-416-6

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Kirsten Pursell About Kirsten
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a former corporate marketing specialist for a fast food giant; she is also a full-time mom with a passion for short and sweet writing.






Kirsten's book
Local author exhibit imageCompany Clown: The Rise and Fall of a Corporate Icon
Heartbroken super hand model Jack Carp sets out to commit emotional suicide by drowning his sorrows in fast food. Instead, he finds himself suddenly catapulted to corporate icon status of Burger Barn.





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

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Local Authors, 2013, Q-R

Below are the local authors for 2013, 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 2013 is included with their listing.

Ellen Quick  |  Jacob Quimpo  | Patrick Quinn  |   Joy Raab  |   Robert Randolph  |   Maryjane Raphael  |   Isabella Ratto  |   Thomas Rauscher  |   Blaine Readler  |   Greg Reid  |   Sunny Rey  |   Earle Rice Jr  |   Tammy Rimes  |   John Roach  |   Linton Robinson  |   Fernando Romero  |   Alex Rosa  |   Rae Rose  |   Liliana Rossman  |   Sheryl Roush  |   C.G. Rousing  |   Anna Runyan  |   Chris Ryall









Ellen Quick About Ellen
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a clinical psychologist who emphasizes solution-focused approaches. She practices at Kaiser Permanente and specializes in brief psychotherapy.






Ellen's book
Local author exhibit imageSolution Focused Anxiety Management: A Treatment and Training Manual
This book shows how to transform anxiety into courage, coping, appropriate caution, and choice. It includes instructor notes, learner readings, case examples, and an online companion Web site.








Book/publisher/site:
http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780123944214/

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Jacob Quimpo About Jacob
This is the author's autobiography during the turbulent years of Fifties, Sixties, Seventies -- the good, the bad and the ugly.

Jacob's book
The Odyssey Of The Philippine Blue Seal and God's Humorous Tales
The book is all about the Filipinos who served the United States Navy on the 50's 60's 70's 80's and were not given a legal status to become a U.S. citizen. They were all illegal aliens wearing the United Navy uniform and all works as "stewards" regardless of the educational status, replacing the black stewards. Right after World War II and the liberation of the Philippines, illegal cigarette smuggling to the Philippines from neighboring countries was one of the biggest enterprises. Cigarette with blue seal were the biggest commodity local people demanded from the U. S. servicemen. The blue seal meant they were not intended for sale to the public, but were issued for military consumption only. The book's title is dedicated to all Filipinos who served the U.S. Navy during those turbulent years, where everyone paid the price to survive.

Book/publisher/site:
http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0092318017/The-Odyssey-Of-The-Philippine-Blue-Seal.aspx and
http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Humorous-Tales-Book-1/dp/1493672835

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Patrick Quinn About Patrick
The author was born to a public school teacher in Dublin, went to Christian brothers school, and emigrated to Quebec (Canada) in 1957 after rough years in London. He moved to the United States in 1963.

Patrick's book
The Flesh of a Dubliner
This book is a world of laughter and of tears, the tales of an Irishman over a pint of ale. It tells of an aircraft mechanic, a master electronics officer, a U.S. Merchant Marine, world traveller, poet, and artist.

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

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Joy Raab About Joy
Local author exhibit imageShe is the author and illustrator of the book noted below. She trained as an artist, and studied children's book writing. This is her third published book.








Joy's book
Local author exhibit imageAbove Coronado
This book is a children's picture book about the history of Coronado Island woven into a fictional story. The last six pages reserved for the real history with actual photographs.





Book/publisher/site:
http://www.ridgwaypark.com/coronado.php

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Robert Randolph About Robert
Local author exhibit imageThe author grew up playing in the mountain town of Lake Tahoe. He met his wife at the University of California at Berkeley, and followed her to San Diego where he completed writing classes at the University of San Diego Adult School. He and his wife have been married since 2006, welcomed their son Oliver in 2009, and their daughter Evelyn in 2013. The family enjoys playing outside in San Diego's parks, beaches, and zoo.




Robert's book
Local author exhibit imageBaby Buzzy Bee Plays Hide and Seek
The author and his three-year-old son Oliver were playing hide and seek from tree to tree one morning. Oliver suggested being bees and so Baby Buzzy Bee Plays Hide and Seek was imagined. Play along with Baby and Daddy Buzzy Bee as they buzz from colorful tree, to fruit tree, to an animal's tree. The hope is you will enjoy this playful book as much as Daddy and Baby Buzzy Bee enjoyed their carefree morning.



Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Buzzy-Plays-Hide-Seek/dp/1491275928/

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Maryjane Raphael About Maryjane
The author has twelve books for sale on Amazon. She worked with Mother Teresa and published two books about the work.

Maryjane's book
Dorothy Day, A Passion for Peace
The life story of a young Bohemian writer who becomes a unique woman speaking for Peace, helping the homeless and working for the poor. With her friend Peter Maurin, she started the "Catholic Worker" newspaper which still sells for one cent a copy. She is being considered for canonization in the Catholic Church.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.authorsden.com/maryanneraphael/

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Isabella Ratto About Isabella
The author lives with her family in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. She is eleven-years-old and currently in the 5th grade at The Rhoades School. She loves pigs and art.

Isabella's book
The Donuts
When Princess Licorice turned 16, her mom, the Donut Queen, decides to have a Princess competition. But an unexpected visitor arrives.

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

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Thomas Rauscher About Thomas
The author has been creating, inventing, and developing products for over twenty years and resides in San Diego county.

Thomas' book
All The World Is A Product: Be Creative and Come Up with Ideas
This book is about excitingly and easily developing personal creativity by exploring all the creativity that surrounds your life. Get ready to be taken on a creative journey that will have you amazed at what the world is creating, all the while coming up with your own creative ideas.

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

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Blaine Readler About Blaine
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a consulting engineer, inventor of the FakeTV, and a three-time SDBA award winning San Diego author.







Blaine's book
Toverlay
Local author exhibit imageJordan attempts an expedition into a world just beyond our perceptions populated by souls both familiar and legendary in pursuit of his fiancé who lies senseless in an inexplicable coma.






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

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Greg Reid About Greg
The author is a master storyteller and wrote best-selling books. He is an acclaimed speaker, filmmaker, and a natural entrepreneur known for his giving spirit and a knack for translating complicated situations into simple, digestible concepts. The author is a firm believer in the role of win-win partnerships and making a difference in others to succeed. He can be found having a great time brewing up inspiration, occasionally breaking into song and dance, and being of service to those around him.

Greg's book
Stickability
The path to personal and professional success is not a one-way street. Most people encounter setbacks and obstacles that threaten to derail them from their chosen route. The most successful people, however, adhere to their principles and goals, capitalizing on hidden opportunities, even in the face of what many would consider unconquerable obstacles. To coin a new word, these people have "stickability." This thought-provoking book shows readers of all ages and backgrounds how they, too, can not only apply the self-motivation principles of Napoleon Hill's timeless and groundbreaking self-help volume "Think and Grow Rich," but make them stick. Each inspiring chapter will remind readers that if ever a discouraging moment arrives and the temptation to stop becomes greater than the dream, to keep one simple observation from Dr. Hill in mind: most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest setback and failure. This book shows readers just how life-changing this simple principle can be. Additionally, it gives readers an outlines on how to develop their own stickability and transform their lives forever.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.bookgreg.com/ and http://www.stick-ablilty.com/

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Sunny Rey About Sunny
The author was born and raised in San Diego. Her fan site features her original work and upcoming events. Her poem, "The darker the shade the lighter it gets," appeared in the San Diego Poetry Annual 2012-13. This is her first collection of poetry.

Sunny's book
Quotes and Poems by a Nobody
A collection of 156 poems, some very short, and 90 personal musings, listed as "quotes." Raw and unfiltered, often painful, frequently tinged with humor, this unique work reveals the intimate details of a young woman's life struggle: defeats and victories, setbacks and growth, insights gained, dreams lost, hopes recaptured. A bold debut from a promising new talent.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.gardenoakpress.com/  and http://www.createspace.com/4446078/

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Earle Rice, Jr. About Earl
The author is a former aerospace engineer who has devoted full-time to his writing since 1993. He is the author of more than seventy books of both fiction and nonfiction.

Earl's books
Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, The Yangtze River, The Ganges River, and The Tigris/Euphrates Rivers
Book 1 - A biography of the unique song stylist. Book 2 - A biography of America's premier jazz saxophonist. Book 3 - Story of China's longest and greatest river. Book 4 - Story of India's holiest river. Book 5 - The story of two rivers giving life in the "Cradle of Civilization."

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

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Tammy Rimes About Tammy
Local author exhibit imageAfter serving as the City of San Diego's Purchasing Agent, Tammy left government work to take her passion of horses with her husband's passion of wine, and combines them into a successful family business, Hacienda de las Rosas Winery.






Tammy's book
Local author exhibit imageDrink Fine Wine ... Ride Fine Horses: Leading the Life of Your Dreams
This book is a no-nonsense book where the author shares how she left the corporate business and government management worlds to live her dream life -- owning a winery and raising show horses. But, she is clear that a dream life doesn't mean a perfect life. Sharing motivational stories and real-world setbacks, she shows us exactly how to dust ourselves off and get back on the horse in order to ride into the reality of your dream life.



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

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John Roach About John
The author was brought up in Glen Rock, NJ, and attained a liberal arts education through the study of the classics, philosophy and political sciene at St. Michael's College in Vermont. He Currently resides in San Diego, CA, having traveled the world writing many books on diverse subjects.

John's book
Conspiracy to Assassinate President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy
This book and your use of logic and reason may lead you to the same conclusion that a conspiracy of the highest magnitude took the lives of three of America's foremost idealists.

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

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Linton Robinson About Linton
Local author exhibit imageThe author was born in Occupied Japan, schooled in Asia, now is a twenty year resident of Latin America. His status as a born outsider is reflected in his books. He worked as journalist for years, winning awards and placing articles in top American magazine and newspaper markets. This was followed by a brief career as a photographer, also with credits in top markets. He then moved into mailorder catalogs, with noted success, before switching to newspapers in Mexico and Guatemala. His syndicated columns "Flesh Wounds" and "Weekend Warrior" were cult favorites in the nineties. He is currently working on novels and screenplays and doing videos.



Linton's books
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit image Bailin', ProLocal author exhibit imageperties of Light; and, Engines Of Desire
Book 1 - Cole Haskins and Bunny Beaumont are crazy in love, which is sometimes good for their careers robbing banks, sometimes not. When even Cole's lightning draw and Bunny's steel-nerved driving doesn't keep them from blowing a big heist in south Texas and have to split to Mexico to hide and heal up, they end up losing money on an armored car robbery that wrecks a town, but luck into an embezzler about to be killed by a bounty hunter. They end up in a hostage hole-up, then get chased to a cliff by the law like Thelma and Louise. And through all the hot-wheeling, lead-slingin', and wheeler-dealin', they never miss a chance to crack a joke or smooch each other silly. A richly comic crime novel with a unique twist, it's also a cock-eyed romance. You're going to remember Bunny and Cole.
Book 2 - A celebrated photographer hangs up his camera... and starts selling off his pictures on the streets of Seattle. Each picture has a story. This is a true hypernovel. The hundred chapters -- each a description or explanation of a photograph -- are not connected by normal plot sequence, but by clicking links to read them in the order created by the reader. Plots might emerge, but are less important that relationships of mood, key words, color, or intent. Stark and unflinching, the style has been described as "black, steel, and glass -- focused just past infinity." Partly based on the author's experiences as a photographer in Seattle, partly fictionalized, partly a kind of tech/flesh poetry, these images and their stories will haunt you.
Book 3 - The author's poetry is stripped-down modern, yet not far from classic concepts of what poems are all about. Praised by Robert Bly and Alan Ginsberg, still vital. This re-issue of the fabled X Press edition of this book has already created a wave of renewed interest in the author, and the rings of poets in Seventies Seattle and Nineties Baja California. These poems still stand within the canon of "book poems" worth reading off the page. It's surprising that most of these poems were written thirty years ago, and high time they were once again available.

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

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Fernando Romero About Fernando
Born in Mexico, the author immigrated to the United States in 1971. He became a U.S. citizen in 1995. He's married to the former Denise Jean Seffens and the two have a son and a granddaughter.

Fernando's book
The Colors of Eden: Memories of a Runaway Boy
This is the 250-page story of a ten-year-old boy's odyssey from his broken home in Tijuana to an aunt's brutal beatings in Mexico City to a trek of discovery through a 1950s Mexico unknown to him, a land of heroic people and merciless thugs, of loving women and broken dreams, of pain, longings and loneliness.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.outskirtspress.com/thecolorsofeden/

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Alex Rosa About Alex
Local author exhibit imageThe author lives in San Diego, CA. When she isn't scouring city parks or cafe's to write, she is more than likely trying to convince her friends to join her on her next adventure. A sufferer of wanderlust, she is always looking for a new mountain to climb, a canyon to hike, or a plane to board. Her resume consists of coroner, to working at a zoo, and most recently as an executive assistant, but finds her home amongst words, whether it be in books, or in film. Her obsessions are on the brink of bizarre, but that's just the way she likes it.




Alex's book
Local author exhibit imageEmotionally Compromised
"A smile will get you far, but a smile and a gun will get you farther." -Al Capone. Federal Agent Alex Turner deals better with guns than boyfriends, and prefers it that way. Her emotional range is bleak, but her aim is damn near perfect. Thinking saving the world is a far easier task than dating, Agent Turner springs at the opportunity to prevent young scientist Marcus Gibbs from selling his biological weapon to the highest bidder. With her goal in sight, and Marcus eating out of the palm of her hand, an obstacle she doesn't see coming interferes. Meet Jeremy Hunt -- the distractingly handsome CEO of Sunscape Biotechnologies, and Marcus's boss and best friend. A man who is accustomed to getting what he wants, Jeremy's never been one to take no for an answer, which has Agent Turner realizing for the first time that her wit might get her farther than her weapon. With no protocol or training to reference when it comes to matters of the heart, she worries that this might be her hardest assignment yet.

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

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Rae Rose About Rae
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a poet, writer, and activist. Her recent work has been published in Lilith Magazine, Cicada Magazine and the Paterson Literary Review.






Rae's book
Local author exhibit imageBipolar Disorder for Beginners ,
Twenty poems, six essays, and 21 drawings make up this personal account that celebrated poet Marge Piercy calls "a brilliant narrative. Many people have written about their experiences with mental disorders, but few are excellent poets able to communicate the arc of what they went through in readable, powerful, and emotionally charged poems." Filled with heart-wrenching details and, finally, with hope, this book covers a decade of struggle, success, relapse and triumph.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.gardenoakpress.com/  and http://www.createspace.com/4446087/

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Liliana Rossman About Liliana
Local author exhibit imageThe author is Professor of Communication at California State University, San Marcos. She earned an M.A. in International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research and teaching interests are in storytelling by Mexican migrants, especially as it pertains to identity development, communication theory, language and social interaction, interpersonal and intercultural communication, and conflict, mediation, and dialogue.

Liliana's book
Local author exhibit imageTranscending Gangs: Latinas Story Their Experience
How do girls who are involved in gangs or impacted by them manage to go on to other ways of being and acting in the world? Transcending the gangâ that is, being conscious of the gangâ's effects on their lives years and even decades after leaving -- is performed through storytelling. This book details how the practice of storytelling their experiences gives such Latina girls and women a way to disinhabit the gang, to craft new identities that acknowledge their old identity, and to help others inhabiting new identities. The book draws on an eclectic array of approaches -- from the UN Peacekeepers and Conflict Coaching to community centers and organic vegetable co-ops -- to envision what girls' lives could be like despite the presence of gangs. By focusing on existing possibilities, its "Story of Esperanza" shows how girls can have at their disposal the resources they need -- economic, social, political, community, cultural, interactional, and, crucially, storytelling -- on their journey to transcend gangs and inhabit more just social worlds.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.hamptonpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=978-1-61289-097-5

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Sheryl Roush About Sheryl
The author is an inspirational conference speaker who has earned the highest communication and leadership designations globally from Toastmasters.

Sheryl's book
Heart of a Toastmaster

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

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C.G. Rousing About C.G
Local author exhibit imageThe author resides in southern California with her son, and a Maine Coon cat who thinks he's a dog. It is 33 steps east to the bay and 166 steps west to the ocean from her front door - yes, she counted. Most days you can find her sitting in the sand, sipping vanilla chai, immersed in the fantasy worlds she so loves to create. Rousing's passion for metaphysics, psychology, philosophy, astrology and the paranormal - along with the ideology contained in books like "The Secret," "Ask And It Is Given," and "Awaken The Giant Within" - is woven into a universally relatable tapestry that will entertain and empower readers of all ages in her book.

C.G's book
Local author exhibit imageThoughts To Die For
Levi Levy has no idea how powerful his thoughts are and that his life depends upon them. That's because thought-sifting isn't something that's taught in schools in the Earth Dimension. But everything changes when Levi is invited to participate in a remarkable program in the 11th Dimension, and he begins to discover not only the secret to getting exactly what he wants from life, but the true meaning of magic. From the unexpected way he enters the dimension, to the thrilling curriculum and eccentric faculty at his unconventional school, Levi finds himself questioning everything he's learned about life, and closer to unraveling his true identity.


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

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Anna Runyan About Anna
Local author exhibit imageLeading career coach and the author, founder of ClassyCareerGirl.com and Professor of Management at DeVry University, shares with you her secrets to leadership success, gleaned from her years of management experience in a male-dominated field. Her career advice has been featured in Yahoo Finance and People StyleWatch magazine, and her site has recently made the Forbes "Top 100 Websites for Your Career" list. Let her show you how to utilize the unique strengths you have right now, and instill in you the confidence to be the best leader at work tomorrow.



Anna's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Professional Woman's Guide to Managing Men
If you've ever thought that men can seem difficult to figure out, let alone manage, then this guide is for you. Through step-by-step exercises and practical techniques, the author will demonstrate the most effective ways to communicate with and manage your male employees. This straight-talking guide will take you through exercises to help conquer the perfectionism that undermines so many of our careers. You'll learn to assert and promote yourself, and to coach your team to be successful in their own careers, establishing their trust along the way. Finally, you'll learn what not to do when managing men and how to expertly handle management situations you might have floundered in.

Book/publisher/site:
http://bit.ly/managingmenbook

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Chris Ryall About Chris
Local author exhibit imageThe author is the Chief Creative Officer at IDW Publishing and the co-creator of Zombies vs Robots, Groom Lake, and The Hollows.





Chris' book
Local author exhibit imageThe Colonized
A spaceship crashes into a separatist camp and manages to re-animate the dead. It's aliens vs. militiamen vs. zombies in a carnage-filled tale by the co-creator of Zombies vs Robots and Groom Lake.








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

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Local Authors, 2013, S-T

Below are the local authors for 2013, 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 2013 is included with their listing.

Mike Sager  |  San Diego Writers/Editors Guild  | Paul Sanchez  |   Veracruz Sanchez  |   Kay Sanger  |   Douglas Saylor  |   Betsy Scarbourough  |   Art Seamans  |   Michael Sedloff  |   Amal Shah  |   Jill Shannon  |   Eric Shanower  |   Scott Silverman  |   Annellen Simpkins, PhD  |   Jody Sims  |   R. Ann Siracusa  |   Mike Sirota  |   William Slomanson  |   Peggy Snyder  |   Marivi Soliven  |   Samantha Sommersby  |   Jill Sorenson  |   Scott Starbuck  |   Gayle Starr  |   Joyce StClair  |   Janice Steinberg  |   Audrey Stover  |   Thankful Strother  |   Bill Swank  |   Carlos Tarrac  |   Diana Taylor  |   Elizabeth Thacker  |   Georgette Todd  |   Anat Tour  |   Joseph Travers  |   D. Maria Trimble  |   Alan Trujillo  |   Sarah Turitto









Mike Sager About Mike
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a best-selling writer and award-winning reporter. A former "Washington Post" staff writer under Watergate investigator Bob Woodward, and he worked closely during his years as a contributing editor to "Rolling Stone," with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. He is the author of four collections of non-fiction, two novels, and one biography. He has served for more than fifteen years as a writer at large for "Esquire." In 2010, he won the American Society of Magazine Editors' National Magazine Award for profile writing for his article "The Man Who Never Was."Many of his stories have been optioned for film.




Mike's books
Local author exhibit imageThe Someone You're Not; High Tolerance: A Novel
Book 1 - This is the best-selling author and Esquire maLocal author exhibit imagegazine writer's fourth collection, and it showcases his deftly-written journalism at its best and most mature, a riveting marriage of crime reportage and you-are-there literary anthropology. Book 2 - In this artful page-turner, a beloved superstarlet, a controversial billionaire hip-hop mogul, and a television writer/producer idled by a demoralizing strike are linked together improbably by murder, domestic heartbreak, a sex video... and their inclusion on a secret subscription list for an exclusive designer strain of medical marijuana. Over a span of three seemingly ordinary days and nights in Los Angeles, the world wobbles on its digital axis, and futures are forever changed.



Book/publisher/site:
http://www.thesagergroup.net/  and http://www.mikesager.com/

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San Diego Writers/Editors Guild (Linda Loegel) About San Diego Writers/Editors Guild
Local author exhibit imageAny member of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild was eligible to submit work to Linda Loegel, editor, for review.








San Diego Writers/Editors Guild's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Guilded Pen: An Anthology of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild-First Edition
This anthology features forty-seven submissions from thirty-two members of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild. All genres are included in these short pieces; 1,500 words was the maximum total words submitted by any author.








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

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Paul Sanchez About Paul
No details provided.

Paul's book
Dragonta Legacy #1, Diamond Island
A spectacular book about four baby dragons that go on an adventure and encounter uncertain situations. The book has all glossy pages. "The best children picture book on the market." Illustrator.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Dragonta-Legacy-Diamond-Dragons-Adventure/dp/0988265109/

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Veracruz Sanchez About Veracruz
The author was born and raised in San Diego. She grew up in Logan Heights, where she became fluent in both English and Spanish. As part of a magnet program, she was bussed to Mission Bay High School, where she graduated in 1998. She attended Grossmont College and later graduated from San Diego State University with her bachelor's in English and her master's in Education. She has been an English/Literature teacher for middle and high students, a ballet folklorico teacher and dancer, a choreographer, and a basketball coach. She was also part of the Chicano Park Restoration Project, where she and other Chicana artist restored and painted the mural, "Women Hold Up Half The Sky." She currently lives in San Diego.

Veracruz's book
Prison Letters: Walking to Honor ,
The book depicts two cousins, Fernando and Vera, growing up together. Through their stories, the reader experiences the tales of an undefeated football team, a horrid sprained ankle, hospital visits, a Super Bowl party, and a police visit that leads to the beginning of Fernando's troubles. He is sentenced to five years in prison for possession of drugs. While he spends time in prison, he writes to Vera about his troubles, family life, hardships, regrets, dreams, and forgiveness. In the end, he promises to leave the lifestyle that cost him his freedom.

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

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Kay Sanger About Kay
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a writer and teacher who has authored seven published books. She has written dozens of magazine and newspaper articles on travel, archaeology, and history. She currently teaches writing and facilitates writing groups in San Diego.






Kay's book
Local author exhibit imageWrite Your Memoir in 10 Steps
This book guides memoir writers step-by-step from their first ideas to a finished book.









Book/publisher/site:
http://www.writeyourmemoirin10steps.com/

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Douglas Saylor About Douglas
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a local author and educator, and has a dozen books to his credit.







Douglas' book
Local author exhibit imageBedtime Stories
A collection of short stories featuring urban legends, the supernatural, and the strange.








Book/publisher/site:
http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/douglas-saylor/bedtime-stories/ebook/product-20974741.html

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Betsy Scarbourough About Betsy
Local author exhibit imageThe author is originally from Corsicana,TX, and she grew up surrounded by old things and old people. Transplanted to San Diego in 1959, she taught high school English for 38 years, and is co-owner of Nickelodeon Records.



Betsy's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Thrill of the Hunt: Memoirs of Second-Hand Aficionadas
This book is an insightful and humorous collection of memoirs about the second-hand market, including thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales and record collecting. The three authors all live in San Diego. Two are retired San Diego teachers, and two are co-owners of Nickelodeon Records in Normal Heights.

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

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Art Seamans About Art
The author has spent a lifetime with books. In college he majored in literature -- both his M.A. and Ph.D. were devoted to the study of English literature. He has taught English at two preparatory schools and three universities. More importantly, he is an avid reader. Even his visual impairment has not kept him from reading widely. This is the sixth book he has written. He lives in San Diego, not far from The Bookman organization's headquarters.

Art's book
The Bookman
Irwin Herman has been known as "the Bookman" in San Diego for the past 23 years. He and his organization have given away over eight million books to charitable organizations, homeless shelters, prisons, teachers, active duty military, and to schools both local and overseas. Herman's quiet but expansive work has garnered media attention in the past, and now his journey has been chronicled by Art Seamans, professor emeritus at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided.

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Michael Sedloff About Michael
Local author exhibit imageThe author, age 65, was born in Southern California. Typical of the baby boomer generation, he wanted more from life than a successful business career, a wonderful family, and multiply marathons. Writing his first novel achieved for him an expansion -- both a creative expansion of life and an opportunity to reinvent his deceased mother who suffered from undiagnosed depression her entire life.






Michael's book
Local author exhibit imageBella Will Rally
In 1933, when the author was twelve, his older brother, Solly, owned a 1926 Model T Roadster. The author called it the Shiny Black Beast. So begins this book, in which the precocious narrator, Bella Krawiec, sets her sights on her brother's car, thus setting in motion the role the automobile will play as a symbol of mobility and freedom -- and for Bella, a means to seek her dreams. Set amidst the economic realities of depression-era America and the optimism of post-World War II, Bella's colorful family members exemplify the strong bonds that hold a family close, as well as the stubbornness that can sever such bonds. When Bella defies her strong-willed, patriarchal father and enters into early marriage and motherhood, her dreams are displaced by the burdens of reality. But once again, the automobile emerges, this time in the form of the Stutz Bearcat”with Bella in the driver's seat. As the sole female competitor in the first United States road rally, Bella's journey to the finish line brings with it a revelation from her young passenger about what dreams are truly made of.

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

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Amal Shah About Amal
The Lama Bear stories were created by a son (Amal) and Ma (Yasmin) as bed time stories. This book is the sixth book in the series, and the first chapter book. Amal, now ten-years-old, is the creative genius for the series; from theme, storyline, pictures, character names, and dialogues.

Amal's book
What's your future?
In this book, five countries race around the world to win newly discovered Islands, and instead of war, they are forced to go on a fun race. There is always a way to resolve a problem peacefully. You just have to look creatively and you will find it.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided.

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Jill Shannon About Jill
Local author exhibit imageThe author's career path always involved writing. Business plans, educational presentations, Web site blog and freelance magazine articles were a way to make a living with the dream of a novel on the backburner until 2008. This is her first novel and had a path of starts and stops that covered four years until publishing in 2013. Jill is currently working on her second mystery, available in 2014.





Jill's book
Local author exhibit imageImage of Deceit
Bygie Hudson's isolated life as an artist was perfect... except for her husband. Her seclusion is shattered when the police arrive to tell her there has been an accident. The man she'd been married to for fifteen years, and considered divorcing for fourteen, is dead... and they believe she may be behind it. As she fights to clear her name, she learns her husband has been selling far more than cars through their successful dealership, and the corruption is linked to a prominent judge... with tentacles reaching straight into San Diego PD. The deadly fallout puts her life in jeopardy. When a witness disappears, and the threat of a reporter on the hunt for headlines is removed, lead Detective Tom Hall is told to walk away from the case. But the widow is an enigma. Unwilling to let go, he risks what's left of his stalled career by following leads on his own time. He refuses to let Bygie walk away until he uncovers the truth. Sometimes, you just can't see crazy... even when it's staring you in the face.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.Amazon.com/author/jillshannon

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Eric Shanower About Eric
The author is the cartoonist of the award-winning graphic novel series Age of Bronze, his retelling of the Trojan War. With Skottie Young, he has adapted L. Frank Baum's Oz books into "New York Times" best-selling graphic novels. He lives in San Diego, CA.

Eric's books
1) The Road to Oz; 2) Age of Bronze: Betrayal Part Two
1 - In this graphic novel adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic Oz book, Dorothy journeys back to Oz just in time for Ozma's birthday celebration. 2 - Continuing the complete story of the Trojan war, the battle begins at the walls of Troy and the love between Troilus and Cressida is tested.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.age-of-bronze.com/

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Scott Silverman About Scott
The author was a substance abuser near suicide and  turns his life around, starts what becomes a multi-million dollar non-profit, and helps tens of thousands of at risk individuals back into the workplace, into society and into productive lives.

Scott's book
Tell Me No, I Dare You
This is an inspirational book about about discovering what each person has the tools inside them to get to "yes." It is also a memoir of the author's life and how he turned his life around and created a successful non-profit agency in San Diego. This book is about teaching people how to find their "yes."

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

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Annellen Simpkins About Annellen
The authors are psychologists specializing in meditation, hypnotherapy, and neuroscience. They are authors of 28 books and teach workshops worldwide.

Annellen's book
The Tao of Bipolar: Using Meditation and Mindfulness to Find Balance and Peace
This book combines ancient wisdom, psychology, and neuroscience. The book teaches meditation, breathing exercises, and mindfulness to manage emotional highs and lows and live with awareness, peace, and fulfillment.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.newharbinger.com/tao-bipolar

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Jody Sims About Jody
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a former Chief Advancement Officer, Girl Scouts San Diego; Founder/Executive Director Pacific Women's Sports Foundation; Publisher San Diego Women's Directory, Women's Times newspaper, and Youth Sports Directory of San Diego County.






Jody's book
Local author exhibit imageSoul Provider: Conversations With My Cat
A cancer survivor's healing journey that creatively uses personal journal entries along with 20 original paintings to invite the reader to share a dynamic tug-of-war between courage and surrender.





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

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R. Ann Siracusa About R. Ann
Local author exhibit imageThe author, retired from a thirty-five year career as an architect and urban planner, is involved in many activities, but her two favorite are traveling the world and writing fiction. This talented author combines those loves into novels which transport readers to exotic settings, immerse them in romance, intrigue, and foreign cultures, and make them laugh. She and her husband reside in San Diego, where she writes full-time.


R. Ann's books
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageAll For A Blast Of Hot Air; 2) Christmas Plans Gone Awry; 3) All For Spilled Blood; and, 4) Family Secrets: A Vengeance of Tears
1 - A secret pre-nuptial honeymoon, a hot air balloon safari, and a plot to kill the US president all come together at a Vatican wedding. I'm Harriet Ruby, tour director extraordinaire. Finally, Will Talbot, my favorite spy and the love of my life, and I are tying the knot, despite my nagging concerns about his dangerous profession. To avoid the huge Italian wedding my mother is planning in California, we accept an offer to get married in the Vatican, only to learn my family will make the trip to Rome for the ceremony. Sure, we love each other, but is that enough to make this marriage work? It won't matter if we don't get out alive. 2 - Not available. 3 - Harriet Ruby, tour director extraordinaire, and her fiance and favorite spy, Will Talbot, travel to Russia undercover as tour directors for the US delegation to an international youth conference to confront art smugglers and terrorists trying to recruit young computer geniuses. 4 - Deception, passion, and love battle in a world where nothing is as it seems.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.breathlesspress.com/index.php?main_page=product_free_shipping_info&cPath=26&products_id=424&zenid=281c84b8e583c70a41bb39d0f9405317 and http://www.rannsiracusa.com/

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Mike Sirota About Mike
Local author exhibit imageThe author has published over twenty novels with houses that include The Berkley Publishing Group (Penguin-Putnam), Bantam Books, Pocket Books, and Kensington Publishing Corp. For fourteen years, he was an award-winning feature writer and editor for a Southern California newsmagazine. Mike assists aspiring and published writers as an editor and writing coach. He lives in Oceanside, California with his wife, Jacqueline.







Mike's books
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit image 1) The Beasts of Zammar (Ro-lan, Book Four) 2) The Quest of Tyron (Book Two) 3) Freedom's Hand ,
1) Fourth book in the Ro-lan adventure fantasy series. 2) Second book in the Tyron sword & sorcery series. 3) A thriller - white supremacist group erects Nazi-style concentration camp in Southern California desert with goal of destroying all minorities.






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

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William R. Slomanson About William
These are books numbered 19 and 20 published by the author, most of which are civil procedure casebooks or treatises. Levine is a Hastings Professor of Law. O'Connor is a retired judge. Co-authors: David I. Levine and Michol O'Connor.

William's book
Federal Civil Procedure and O'Connor's California Practice: Civil Pretrial
Book 1 - This is an e-book. Students digest the lecture at home (currently 21 videos in a 28-class semester) at their own pace. They will subsequently fine-tune their homework via in-class case analysis, doctrinal case notes, problems, and mini-exam analyses. The author is now literally embedded within this particular generation of law students - the first to be totally comfortable in both the print and virtual worlds. Book 2 - Trial practitioners herein have access to all features of California civil procedure, from a practice perspective. This is a comprehensive overview of the intricacies of civil practice in state courts.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.tjsl.edu/slomansonb/FedCivPro4_e-book.html and http://store.jonesmcclure.com/OConnors-California-Practice-Civil-Pretrial-2013

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Peggy Snyder About Peggy
The author holds the Ph.D. and is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of clinical experience. She has worked with children, families, adults, and couples.

Peggy's book
The Ten Minute Cognitive Workout: Manage Your Mood and Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day
The book teaches a simple way to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. This provides the reader with a powerful tool to manage day-to-day stress. What we think directly affects how we feel.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Ten-Minute-Cognitive-Workout/dp/0615873057/

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Marivi Soliven About Marivi
Local author exhibit imageThe author has taught writing classes at UC San Diego and the University of the Philippines. She won a 2012 Hedgebrook Writer's Fellowship and other awards for her fiction. Under its original title, "In the Service of Secrets," her debut novel won the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards Grand Prize in 2011. The Palanca Awards are the Phlippine version of the Pulitzer Prize.




Marivi's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Mango Bride
This book traces the lives of Amparo and Beverly who come to America for different reasons. Banished by her wealthy Manila clan, Amparo lives a diminished life in Oakland; Beverly is an impoverished waitress, hoping to improve her lot when she moves to California as a mail order bride. As the two women pursue their immigrant dreams they become entangled in each other's chaotic realities. Their sudden collision forces them to make terrible choices and reveals a life changing secret.

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

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Samantha Sommersby About Samantha
Local author exhibit imageThe author has written more than ten novels and novellas including the critically acclaimed Forbidden series. She also writes the Fallen Siren Series as S.J. Harper, with co-author Jeanne C. Stein.









Samantha's book
Local author exhibit imageCursed
Emma Monroe is a Siren, cursed by the gods and bound to earth to atone for an ancient failure. She's had many lives, but only one mission: redemption. Now that she works missing persons cases for the FBI, it could be just a rescue away. This is Book One of the Fallen Siren Series, written as S.J. Harper.




Book/publisher/site:
http://www.us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780425263297,00.html?sym=EXC

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Jill Sorenson About Jill
Local author exhibit imageShe is the author of the Aftershock series with HQN. She is a RITA nominee and a RT Award nominee. Two of her novels have been excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine. She lives in Fallbrook with her husband and two daughters.








Jill's books
Local author exhibit imageAftershock, Freefall, and Between Peril and Passion
Book 1/2 - As an emergency paramedic, Lauren Boyer is dedicated and highly capable. Until an earthquake strikes, trapping her beneath the freeway with a group of strangers - including Iraq war veteran Garrett Wright.
Book 3 - Handsome and take-charge Garrett aids Lauren in her rescue efforts, even as the steely look in his eyes seems to hide dark secrets. When a gang of escaped convicts goes on the attack, Garrett's bravery makes him more than a courageous bystander to Lauren. If they can save the others before time runs out, maybe, just maybe, they can explore the fire igniting between them - if the truth about who he really is doesn't pull them apart forever.

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

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Scott Starbuck About Scott
Local author exhibit imageIn 1989, the author wrote The City of Depoe Bay's Memorial Against Offshore Oil Drilling to the Oregon Governor's Ocean Resources Management Task Force.






Scott's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Other History: or Unreported and Underreported Issues, Scenes, and Events of the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries
Themes include contrasting San Diego swap meet vendors with dysfunctional bankers testifying before Congress, and global issues like "Why All US-Made Nuclear Waste Must Be Stored at the White House."








Book/publisher/site:
http://goo.gl/FXOd9b

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Gayle Starr About Gayle
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a retired teacher who has written short stories, vignettes, short stories, and a monthly newspaper column.







Gayle's book
Celeste
Local author exhibit imageThis book is the story of the mother's loss of her unborn child at eight and a half months.







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

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Joyce St. Clair About Joyce
Local author exhibit imageThe author lives in Santee, California. She is a retired civil service employee who worked in human resources and the field of Employee Relations. Currently, she takes care of her two grandchildren after school.






Joyce's book
Local author exhibit imageTeamwork ,
One night, Jasmin and Jake go to sleep in their beds and wake up on an deserted island without any idea of how they got there. Scared and alone the children must depend on one another to find their way home. In their pursuit to get off the island, the children face some scary hurdles that must be overcome. The children work together and develop a plan to get off the island. In their plan they utilize previous experiences in their lives and most importantly, they work together. The children learn a valuable lesson on how important team work is in accomplishing a goal. Working as a team teaches children how to trust, to take risks, and develop leadership qualities.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.rosedogbookstore.com/teamwork.html

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Janice Steinberg About Janice
Local author exhibit imageThe author's novel, "The Tin Horse," was published by Random House in 2103. She is an award-winning arts journalist and author of five mystery novels.






Janice's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Tin Horse
Elaine Greenstein, age 85, searches for her long-vanished twin sister and revisits their childhood, growing up amid family secrets and struggles in the Los Angeles Jewish mecca of Boyle Heights.





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

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Audrey Stover About Audrey
Local author exhibit imageThe author wrote her first stories on legal pads. She self-published her first novel, "Coming Home," in 2013. She lives in San Diego with her three teenagers.






Audrey's book
Local author exhibit imageComing Home
Susan and Craig were meant to be together. At least she thought so until irreconcilable differences tore them apart. Now she's a successful business woman and happy with life until he shows up again.





Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Home-Audrey-Stover/dp/1461102162/

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Thankful Strother About Thankful
The author retired in 2003 from AT&T after thirty-five years. He lives in Carlsbad, CA. with his wife of forty-seven years, Barbara. They have two adult children.

Thankful's books
The Child: Alien in the Delta; The Soldier: Alien in the Delta; and, The Adult: Alien in the Delta
 This book series is a memoir that has been segmented into a three book series. The Child, The Soldier, The Adult. Each book covers very important growth steps towards the author's overall success.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Thankful-Strother/e/B00AX5USJU/

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Bill Swank About Bill
Local author exhibit imageThe author has authored or co-authored nine pervious books, primarily about baseball including: The Pacific Coast League Padres (Volume I and II); Echoes from Lane Field, Gold Leather Helmets/Black Hightop Shoes; Baseball in San Diego: From the Plaza to the Padres and From the Padres to Petco; Bob Chandler's Tales from the San Diego Padres, The Life of Dion Rich; Off Guard.







Bill's books
Local author exhibit imageThe Eisenhower Baseball Controversy and The Pacific Coast League San Diego Padres Team Pictures (1936-1968)
Book 1 - In 1945, General Dwight Eisenhower shared a secret: Before entering West Point, he played minor league baseball in Kansas under an assumed name; then he clammed up. Sportswriters offered many theories, but little in-depth research. Swank searched early Kansas State and Central Kansas League box scores and found no proof that Ike played pro ball. If he did, there is overwhelming evidence he neither violated the Cadet Code nor broke any NCAA rules. The truth remains a mystery.
Book 2 - This book contains all 33 team pictures with player identification of the Pacific Coast League San Diego Padres from 1936 through 1968. It was created from the team picture collection of former Padres catcher and PCL umpire Frank KLocal author exhibit imageerr.

Book/publisher/site:
http://baseballsantaswank.wordpress.com/

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Carlos Tarrac About Carlos
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a full-time Spanish teacher and holds a Master of Arts in Education. He has received recognition from several public and private institutions in San Diego County. Since age 21, he has written, translated and illustrated books as well as authored numerous newspaper articles. His poems are included in various publications. One of his poetry books, "Poemas Sencillos - Simple Poems," earned an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Paris Book Festival.




Carlos's book
Local author exhibit imageOtros Poemas Sencillos / More Simple Poems
The author expresses his feelings about personal experiences based on themes such as love, loneliness, time, and nature, among others. He tries to encourage readers to establish a connection between their own experiences and the poems by letting ideas flow through free verse. The book was written in Spanish and translated into English with a concerted effort to preserve the essence of the poems. A basic glossary of poetry terms is included for readers just beginning to experience the joys of poetry.



Book/publisher/site:
http://musicshowcase.us/OtrosPoemas.htm

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Diana Taylor About Diana
Local author exhibit imageThe author was first published at the age of 12, when she sold a poem to a church newsletter. Today, she has an extensive portfolio of published works, including a collection of poetry, an Easter Cantata, written with a musical collaborator; contributions to various magazines and compilations, and seven award-winning novels, including five Biblical Fiction stories; Journey to the Well; Martha; Mary Magdalene; as well as the two recent books. Another novel, Shadows on the Mountain is due out soon. She lives in Pt. Loma with her husband, Frank, and between them they have six grown children and nine grandchildren.



Diana's book
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageClaudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate; and, Ruth, Mother of Kings
Book 1 - This book will whisk you through marble palaces, dusty marketplaces and idyllic Italian villas as you follow the unlikely path of a woman who warrants only a passing mention in one of the Gospel accounts, but whose story, as told by the author is one worthy of legend. Book 2 - This book animates a cherished character in the Old Testament - a remarkable woman to whom Jesus Christ traced His lineage comes to life in this dramatic retelling.

Book/publisher/site:

http://www.dianawallistaylor.com/ and http://www.revellbooks.com/ and http://www.whitakerhouse.com/

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Elizabeth Thacker About Elizabeth
Local author exhibit imageThe author is an eight-year-old and is currently in the third grade at The Rhoades School. Her brother and sister call her "Bipsy" and she has a cat named Sprinkles.






Elizabeth's book
Local author exhibit imageMy Beautiful Pony
The story is about a girl and a pony. The problem is that the girl falls off the pony and gets really hurt. Always get back on the pony.

Book/publisher/site:

http://www.lisamonacogonzales.com/

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Georgette Todd About Georgette
Local author exhibit imageThe author has a B.A. in English and Journalism, attended law school and has a MFA in English, Non-Fiction Creative Writing from Mills College. Her writing has been featured on National Public Radio, in the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Diego Union-Tribune, Sacramento News & Review and other publications. In 2011, she was honored for her work in co-creating the first full-time youth advocacy program in America, a pioneering achievement in child welfare history. At present, she is completing one of the two "Foster Girl" sequels, "Interviewing My Last Mother."



Georgette's book
Local author exhibit imageFoster Girl: A Memoir
This wildly original memoir recreates an unpredictable coming-of-age story that gives an insider look of what foster kids go through in today's America. Though written as if it were a novel, this book is an adaption of one of the worst cases in child welfare history. Court reports, group home rules, and psychological assessments are included. Those already familiar of the child welfare system or interested in knowing more, and book fans of "Girl, Interrupted," "Push, a Novel (Precious)," and "Three Little Words," will also appreciate reading this unforgettable debut memoir. The book was edited by Alan Rinzler, the man behind Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" and Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72."

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

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Anat Tour About Anat
The author was raised in Montreal, Canada. She holds a Bachelors of Arts with a major in Mathematics and a Masters degree in Education. "The Rainbow Animals" is her first multimedia production: (booklet, CD, audiobook, DVD - all in one). The book "Mama's Shoe" received honorable mention at The New England Book Festival. "Mama's Bag" received honorable mention at The Hollywood Book Festival. Released in 2013 is the latest addition to her works, "I Dream Of Puffy Clouds" and "Mama Says."

Anat's book
I Dream Of Puffy Clouds and Mama Says
Book 1 - Did you ever dream you could hop from one cloud to another? Eat ice cream puffs and cotton candy? Make silly faces and hop to outer space? This book will take you where your dreams and imagination come to life. A perfect bed time story. Book 2 - "Mama Says: What's College, Mama?" Find out what a three year old wants to learn in College. The book tells a story of the importance of doing well in school in a simple and imaginative way. For ages 2-6.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-dream-of-puffy-clouds-anat-tour/1114919563/ and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mama-says-anat-tour/1117116674?ean=2940148683896/

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Joseph Travers About Joseph
The author holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and has been advanced to candidate for a Master's of Science Degree with High Honors from the California State University at Long Beach Graduate School of Criminal Justice Administration. He has a total of six years of experience in law enforcement, specifically in criminal investigations and police training and supervision. He is a California State Licensed Investigator, since 1984. He is the VP of Administration of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, the largest private investigators association in the world, and a Police/Fire Commissioner in the city of Oceanside, CA. He is the co-author of "The Original Private Investigator's Handbook and Almanac."

Joseph's book
Introduction to Private Investigation: The Essential Knowledge and Procedures for the Private Investigator
Private Investigation is designed to provide the essential knowledge and procedure needed to operate successfully as a private investigator. It is both an instructional textbook for those individuals desiring a career as a private investigator, and a resource manual that can be an invaluable tool for later reference. The text material has been class-tested from an accredited curriculum approved by the California State Department of Consumer Affairs: Bureaus of Private Postsecondary & Vocational Education, and Security & Investigative Services, and the Arizona Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.  Private Investigation is intended for both the individual without prior investigative experience and the newly licensed private investigator who lacks formal education in a private investigations vocation. It is also written for those persons possessing a background in police or law enforcement. The 3rd edition (2013) is an update of the laws of technological advances since 2005 and the addition of chapter 14.

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

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D. Maria Trimble About D. Maria
The author lives in Carlsbad, CA with her husband. She's a graphic artist at a local company, and has been a student of dragonology from a very young age.

D. Maria's book
Amáne of Teravinea - The Crown
When the Dragon Riders of Teravinea prepare to battle for the crown, Amáne takes it upon herself to decide what is best for the kingdom. Her reckless quest puts everything she loves at risk.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Amane-Teravinea-Crown-Maria-Trimble/dp/0985575344/

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Alan Trujillo About Alan
Local author exhibit imageThe author teaches oceanography at Palomar College and is the lead author for the market-leading college-level oceanography textbook "Essentials of Oceanography."






Alan's book
Local author exhibit imageEssentials of Oceanography
The eleventh edition of "Essentials of Oceanography" is designed to accompany an introductory college-level course in oceanography, and seeks to explain ocean phenomena in an engaging and meaningful way. This is the eleventh editition of this work.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www2.palomar.edu/users/atrujillo/

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Sarah Turitto About Sarah
With several articles in national magazines, including Dell Horoscope, the world's leading astrology magazine, the author has interpreted the stars for thousands of readers. Challenging the thoughts of traditional astrologers and pointing in a new direction, she asks readers to take a look at the stars from new vantage points. Seeing from these new perspectives allows a new take and a fresh look on a long history of star gazing. Her commitment in sharing knowledge of the stars breathes light into a world often veiled by darkness.

Sarah's book
Romancing the Stars: Using the Stars to Navigate Your Relationships
A novel approach to forming, establishing and maintaining relationships using the stars as a guide, this book will increase your "Astro-aptitude." It explains how to use astrology to figure out if a person might be compatible with you as a friend, potential business affiliate or romantic pursuit. It then gives detailed information on how to go about forging relationships with the various sun signs to enhance the likelihood of successful relationships.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.createspace.com/romancingthestars/4570875/

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Online Author Exhibit U-Z

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Local Authors, 2013, U-Z

Below are the local authors for 2013, 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 2013 is included with their listing.

Lee Van Ham  |   Adam Van Susteren  |   Ajit Varki  |   Muriel Vasconcellos  |   Ralph Vaughan  |   Emilia Vaughn  |   Christopher Vera  |   Antonio F. Vianna  |   David Vokac  |   Olivia Wadsworth  |   Ginger Wadsworth  |   Udo Wahn  |   Regan Walker  |   Mary Walshok  |   Ted Washington  |   Stephanie Weaver  |   Jack Webb  |   Monika Weikel  |   Kenny Weissberg  |   Sealie West  |   E.S. Wibbeke and Sarah McArthur  |   Terry Williams  |   Janet Williams  |   Wayne Williams  |   Norma Yeager  |   Salina Yoon  |   Sandra Younger  |   Amy E. Zajec  |   B. Zaragoza  |   Alex Zarate  |   M.P. Zarrella  |   Dasha Elin Zerboni  |   Marie Zhivago  |   Bonnie Zobell









Lee Van Ham About Lee
In 1999, the author joined others in forming Jubilee Economics, a nonprofit focused in OneEarth living. Born to a tenant-farming family in Iowa, he pastored in the Midwest for 32 years before switching to work explicitly on the interplay between justice, ecology, economics, and spirituality. He and his spouse, Juanita, were part of the intentional community, Peaceweavings, in Chicago, before relocating to San Diego in 2002. They have grown children and five grandchildren. He desires to add to the conversations and actions that are moving civilization from empire to a living community with all of Creation.

Lee's book
Blinded by ProgLocal author exhibit imageress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us
This book makes special contributions to the global conversation now underway about sustainable living. It clearly delineates the contrasts between MultiEarth and OneEarth worldviews. The chapter on the religious devotion given to MultiEarth economics and practices contains perspectives and content often left out of conversations on the themes treated in this book. The power that myth has to keep us practicing the illusionary MultiEarth worldview is revealed using John Steinbeck's magnum opus, "East of Eden." That novel's use of the Cain and Abel myth provides bold guidance for our own MultiEarth-OneEarth choices. The concluding distinction between MultiEarth and OneEarth progress shows us how we got into our illusionary bubble and leaves no doubt that we have the power to choose differently. The personal journey of the author weaves in and out of the chapters, serving to illustrate the book's themes, the subtleties by which MultiEarth progress blinds us, and the power to choose OneEarth's satisfying ways.

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

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Adam Van Susteren About Adam
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a practicing attorney in San Diego, CA. He includes accurate speeches, data, and places intertwined with plausible fiction.






Adam's book
Local author exhibit imageWounded By Her Guardian
Attorney Aaron Baker unravels a conspiracy involving the United States dollar where he and his physician girlfriend must overcome shadow adversaries and hardships in their relationship.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Wounded-By-Her-Guardian-ebook/dp/B00DT5V0RA/

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Ajit Varki About Ajit
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a physician-scientist who is currently Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Co-director if the Glycobiology Research and Training Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and co-director of the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny.





Ajit's book
Local author exhibit imageDenial: Self Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind
An explanation for two uniquely human characteristics: our ability to read others' minds, and to deny reality in the face of facts -- implications for human behavior and for the future of our species.

Book/publisher/site:
http://cmm.ucsd.edu/lab_pages/varki/denial/home.html

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Muriel Vasconcellos About Muriel
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a translator by profession. After a career working in international organizations, she started to freelance twenty years ago and moved from Washington, DC to San Diego.






Muriel's book
Local author exhibit imageFinding My Invincible Summer
As the author struggles to deal with the death of her husband, a diagnosis of metastasized cancer becomes the catalyst for a quest to heal her body, mind, and spirit. Her journey leads to the joy and fulfillment that are available to us all.

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

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Ralph Vaughan About Ralph
Local author exhibit imageThe author is well-known for his Sherlock Holmes pastiches and the Paws & Claws Young Adult series. He also writes mysteries, science fiction, and about historical subjects.





Ralph's books
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1) Sherlock Holmes: The Coils of Time & Other Stories; 2) A Flight of Raptors (Paws & Claws #2); and, 3) Shadows Against the Empire: An Interplanetary Steampunk Adventure.
Book 1 is about Sherlock Holmes versus Morlocks, Martians & more; Book 2 is the Three Dog Detective Agency matches wits with Birds of Prey; and Book 3 is evil aliens battle Brits on Mars, Venus and Earth in 1882.

Book/publisher/site:
https://www.facebook.com/RalphEVaughan

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Emilia Vaughn About Emilia
The author is nine years old and currently a 4th grader at The Rhoades School. Her dog's name is Luther and her favorite color is blue, which she wears a lot.

Emilia's book
Friends & Enemies
This story is about two friends who decide to do a gymnastics act together that includes signing and dancing. They then have a dispute over creative differences and decide not to do their performance. After thinking it over and missing each other, they resolve their differences and go through with their performance. They were even featured in the newspaper for best act.

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

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Christopher Vera About Christopher
Local author exhibit imageAs the editor and publisher of the Mystic Nebula, the author writes to document his world: the natural, the unnatural and the supernatural. He is the author of "Transmissions to the Mystic Nebula," a collection of poetry; and "The Left Hand of Light," his first novel. His work has appeared in Ship of Fools, COSMOS Magazine, Mobius, Heliotrope, Abyss & Apex, the San Diego Poetry Annual, and the Magee Park Poets Anthology.


Christopher's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Left Hand of Light ,
After the tragic deaths of Michael's lover and their child at the hand of the soul-stealing Shadow Queen, the mysterious Golden Man grants him the ability to travel to the Spirit World to rescue their souls. To find his way into the Underworld, he enlists the help of Jaylina, a deeply intelligent and intuitive woman whose misfortune has brought her to the verge of suicide. Jaylina becomes his Astral Navigator, and together, chased by the forces of Darkness, they recover the Sword of the Sun, an immortal weapon of great power, and make their way through the Mouth of the World, the gateway between the world of the living and the Spirit World to confront the Shadow Queen and her minions.


Book/publisher/site:
http://chrisvera.com/lefthand/

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Antonio F. Vianna About Antonio
The author has published 20 books and 6 screenplays. He conducts workshops on how to write a book and get published, and how to write a screenplay.

Antonio's book
Scarlet Rose
A married woman has affairs with her former college lover at their class reunion. Problems occur when he finds out that her daughter (Scarlet Rose) is his daughter as well.

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

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David Vokac About David
Local author exhibit imageThe author was born in Chicago and grew up on a ranch near Cody, Wyoming. He served as the first airborne fire-spotter for the Shoshone National Forest next to Yellowstone National Park. Later, he taught land economics while completing a Masters degree in geography at the University of Arizona. In Denver, he headed the City's economic base analysis and the Neighborhood Planning division and then directed San Diego County's local parks development program. He is the author of sixteen (hard copy) guidebooks, including the acclaimed Great Towns of America series. Joan Vokac was born and raised in New Jersey. She earned a Bachelors degree from Bucknell University and a Masters at the University of Michigan. She worked as a land use planner for the unincorporated towns in San Diego County for thirty years. Joan is now a full-time travel writer. Co-author: Joan Vokac.

David's book
Local author exhibit imageNew Braunfels, Texas: Travel Guide to America's Spring Water Wonderland
New Braunfels is America's top destination for year-round water fun. The clear, pure and relatively warm Comal River provides idyllic conditions for swimming, boating, and tubing year-round. Luxuriant shorelines reward riders on all sorts of water contraptions on America's most usable mineral-springs river. In summer, the bounty is supplemented by one of America's top recreation destinations, the renowned Schlitterbahn Waterpark. The scope, variety and artistry of the rides and the lush riverfront setting make this enormous waterpark a fun, family-friendly destination appealing to all ages. New Braunfels is also home to other outstanding attractions including the Natural Bridge Caverns, the state's largest and most awesome cave formations; and Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch with its drive-through wildlife encounters. Lovely Landa Park provides an in-town attraction, along with many other desirable things to see and special events that keep this town lively year-round. Gourmet food and distinctive lodgings, all spelled out in this guidebook, will keep you coming back to this favorite great town destination.

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

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Olivia Wadsworth About Olivia
The author is a make-a-wish recipient and a wonderful inspiration. She has a beautiful heart and is an excellent author.

Olivia's book
Stanley Stick Dragon: His Journey Begins
Stanley meets a human and they start a wonderful relationship. This is a chapter book in hard cover.

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

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Ginger Wadsworth About Ginger
The author was born and raised in San Diego County, owns a home in Borrego Springs and Northern California, and is a third generation writer. She has written and published 27 non-fiction titles for young readers. Her book subjects include American history, biographies, natural science, and more.

Ginger's book
Yosemite's Songster: One Coyote's Story
In this lovely celebration of Yosemite National Park, the author and Daniel San Souci give readers the chance to journey on four paws (a coyote's), and explore both the natural world and the human world with one's nose leading the way. Illustrator: Daniel San Souci.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.gingerwadsworth.com/  and http://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/

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Udo Wahn About Udo
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a local Del Mar surfer and environmental activist serving as a core volunteer for Surfrider Foundation. The aloha spirit permeates through all four of the books in the Cabo and Coral series of kids books for the ocean-minded child. All the books are of an educational and inspirational nature and can be read in any order.

Udo's book
Local author exhibit imageFor the Sake of Hugh Manatee
This book tells the story of a little girl named Maddie and her friend Hugh, a manatee, as they discover the importance of keeping a healthy and clean water environment - valuable lessons that they learn at the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center. Together, they paddle upstream with their newfound knowledge and experience some of the problems affecting the watershed that are adversely impacting the ocean and its life forms. Foreword by Wyland.


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

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Regan Walker About Regan
Local author exhibit imageAs a child, the author loved to write stories, particularly about adventure-loving girls, but by the time she got to college more serious pursuits took priority. One of her professors encouraged her to pursue the profession of law, which she did. Years of serving clients in private practice and several stints in high levels of government gave her a love of international travel and a feel for the demands of the "Crown" on its subjects. Hence her romance novels often involve a demanding Prince Regent who thinks of his subjects as his private talent pool. She lives in San Diego with her golden retriever, Link, whom she says inspires her every day to relax and smell the roses.

Regan's books
The Twelfth Night Wager, Against the Wind
The Twelfth Night Wager - It was a dLocal author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageull day at White's, the day he agreed to the wager: seduce bed and walk away from the lovely Lady Leisterfield, all by Twelfth Night. This holiday season, Christopher St. Ives, Viscount Eustace, planned to give himself a gift. The Innocent Widow. She was too proper by half or so was the accusation of her friends, which was why her father had to find her a husband. But Lord Leisterfield was now gone a year, and Grace was at last shedding the drab colors of mourning. The house felt empty, more so during the coming Christmastide, and so tonight her coming out would begin with a scandalous piece of theater. The play would attract rogues, or so promised her friend the dowager countess. It would indeed. The night would bring about the greatest danger - and the greatest happiness - that Grace had ever known.
Against the Wind - Amidst the rising winds of revolution, Agent of the Crown Sir Martin Powell alone can win the heart of--and protect--the elusive Lady Egerton.









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

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Mary Walshok About Mary
Local author exhibit imageThe author is Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Programs, Dean of University Extension, and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of "Blue Collar Women," "Knowledge Without Boundaries," "Closing America's Job Gap," and co-editor of "Creating Competitiveness." She is also a co-founder of CONNECT, a renowned innovation cluster development organization. Abraham J. Shragge. co-author, received his Ph.D. in Modern United States History from the University of California, San Diego. He is a curator of the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park and Coordinator of the San Diego Ex-Prisoners of War Oral History Project. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management. Co-author: Abraham J. Shragge.

Mary's book
Local author exhibit imageInvention and Reinvention: The Evolution of San Diego's Innovation Economy
Formerly prosperous cities across the United States, struggling to keep up with an increasingly global economy and the continued decline of post-war industries like manufacturing, face the issue of how to adapt to today's knowledge economy. In this work, the authors chronicle San Diego's transformation from a small West Coast settlement to a booming military metropolis and then to a successful innovation hub. This instructive story of a second-tier city that transformed its core economic identity can serve as a rich case and a model for similar regions. Stressing the role that cultural values and social dynamics played in its transition, the authors discern five distinct, recurring factors upon which San Diego capitalized at key junctures in its economic growth. San Diego - though not always a star city - has been able to repurpose its assets and realign its economic development strategies continuously in order to sustain prosperity. Chronicling over a century of adaptation, this book offers a lively and penetrating tale of how one city reinvented itself to meet the demands of today's economy, lighting the way for others. Co-author: Abraham J. Shragge.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=20927

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Ted Washington About Ted
The author is an artist, poet, and founder of Puna Press, a publisher of poetry and art that features several San Diego writers and artists. He also is a member of the performance art group Pruitt Igoe, who have performed in San Diego and Los Angeles area galleries and music venues.

Ted's book
Un Chili Caliente
One chili's journey.

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

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Stephanie Weaver About Stephanie
The author is an experience consultant, TEDx speaker coach, recipe developer, and food photographer. She finds inspiration and delight as an occasional yogi, urban farmer, and puppy wrangler. She lives in San Diego with her husband Bob and their golden retriever, Daisy. Her first book, "Creating Great Visitor Experiences: A Guide for Museums, Parks, Zoos, Gardens, and Libraries" is in its 6th printing. Look for her Twelve Terrific recipe collections online. Find her on the Web as her alter ego, "The Recipe Renovator," creating ridiculously yummy, gluten-free recipes made from plants.

Stephanie's book
Golden Angels: A Pet Loss Memoir
A pet loss memoir with a culinary connection 13 soulful essays. And thirteen delicious recipes. Exploring the life lessons learned from the loss of a first beloved dog and the puppy who followed her, each essay closes with a unique recipe that brings the story to life. The recipes are some for people, some for dogs, and some for people and dogs. They add a wonderful, charming twist that makes this book unique. The book is a sweet, moving tribute, a love letter, and a testimony to our deep and abiding capacity for love. Bringing comfort to anyone who has lost a pet or human loved one, it fully acknowledges the process of grieving and encourages them to begin again when the time is right.

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

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Jack Webb About Jack
Local author exhibit imageThe author founded the Border Voices Poetry Project in 1993, during coffee breaks (or so he claims) at "The San Diego Union-Tribune," where he was assistant news editor. The project sends poets into hundreds of classrooms throughout San Diego County; puts students on TV with major poets from around the world; publishes anthologies of poems by students and internationally acclaimed writers; and holds a poetry fair every year. The project has received numerous awards for boosting student test scores as well as self-esteem. Those honors include an "award of merit" for "outstanding contributions to the teaching of English/language arts" from the California Association of Teachers of English. He is director of Border Voices, anthology editor, and host of Border Voices TV shows. He also won top journalism awards as an investigative reporter for a series of stories on the Hell's Angels. His reports on California prison gangs - such as the so-called Mexican Mafia - generated a second round of awards and recognition.


Jack's book
Local author exhibit imageSongs of Youth, Days of Hope
This book contains poems by four acclaimed adult poets, plus poems by 86 of the students who participated the hundreds of school poetry workshops held throughout San Diego County in 2012-2013. Students also read their poems on TV with internationally famed poets.

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

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Monika Weikel About Monika
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a native San Diegan and a lover of Italian history. She translated this play since she was reading it for research, and realized that no English translations survived the Victorian age. She hopes to resurrect more great works.






Monika's book
lThe Calandria
This book is a modern English translation of a play that was written more than 500 years ago. The author's name as translator appears on the title page.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Calandria-Bernardo-Dovizi-Bibbiena/dp/1489583270/


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Kenny Weissberg About Kenny
Local author exhibit imageThe author has been a music junkie since he got his first transistor radio at age seven. Born and raised in New Jersey, he headed west in thousand-mile increments. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, he spent twelve formative years in Boulder, Colorado, as a radio disc jockey, journalist, and rock 'n' roll singer. In 1983, he moved to San Diego, where he produced the internationally acclaimed Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay series for twenty-three years and hosted the award-winning Music Without Boundaries radio show on five stations. Kenny lives with his wife in San Diego.



Kenny's book
Local author exhibit imageOff My Rocker: One Man's Tasty, Twisted, Star-Studded Quest for Everlasting Music
He messed with James Brown's perfect hair. He counted a pile of cash with Aretha Franklin in her hotel room. He ate popcorn with Leonard Cohen. He cured a dying sparrow with Joan Baez. He got bamboozled by Chuck Berry. Kenny Weissberg followed the music his entire career. His rock 'n' roll memoir, "Off My Rocker," offers a backstage look at the joys and painful realities of a life devoted to music. It's equal parts spicy confessional, pop-culture adventure, and a veteran's look at six decades of pop culture and the music industry at large, supported by an eccentric cast of characters and music biz legends.

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

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Sealie West About Sealie
Local author exhibit imageThe author was born in Honduras, Central America. He lived in the village of Rio Tinto until she was nine years old. From there, he lived in various other locations in the country. He came to the United States in 1973, and resided in the city of Philadelphia, PA for thirty-two years. There he attended school to learn basics of English in order for her to attend high school. After high school, he worked for a machinery company for twenty-three years. He started as an assembler and then got promoted to department supervisor. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1986. Twelve years ago, he moved to the west coast to start a new life.



Sealie's book
Local author exhibit imageRio Tinto Lost Coconuts
The book is about a nine-year-old boy living in a very deplorable area in a small village, trying to survive.

Book/publisher/site:
http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000655312/Rio-Tinto.aspx

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E.S. Wibbeke and Sarah McArthur About E.S.
Local author exhibit imageLocal author exhibit imageThe author is the most noted intercultural leadership guru in the world. She spent twenty years in business leadership and management roles for Fortune 500 firms, including a decade in the Silicon Valley and he is an international consultant and professor of leadership and management. She has taught at many international institutions, including American Intercontinental University, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, University of California at Santa Cruz, and the University of Liverpool, UK. Co-author: Sarah McArthur.



E.S.'s and Sarah's book
Local author exhibit imageGlobal Business Leadership (2nd edition)
The second edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully updated with a synopsis of the latest changes in the fields of intercultural communication and leadership development. This includes new benchmark interviews from some of the world's foremost companies; a wealth of proven guidelines, tools, and models, including Wibbeke's own Geoleadership Model, and two new chapters focusing on the influence of gender and technology on culture and leadership.Interviews include those with Irwin Jacobs, Mark Dankberg, Marye Anne Fox, and Peter Farrell - all local SD visionaries. This new edition also emphasizes practical examples of individuals and organizations that have utilized the core concept of "geoleadership" including updated research from those at the forefront of various industries, including finance, healthcare, and manufacturing. With contributions and endorsements from some of the most important thought leaders in leadership development and intercultural communication, this edition offers a resource for designing, delivering, and evaluating successful leadership theories and practices to both students and practitioners. Co-author: Sarah McArthur.

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

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Terry Williams About Terry
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a San Diego scientist, artist, writer, and musician. He received a B.A. in biology and a Ph.D in molecular biology/biochemistry from the University of California.






Terry's book
Local author exhibit imageThe Number
In a future society on the verge of collapse, social media have become so powerful that by law people are categorized according to their social media performance - a composite value called "The Number."

Book/publisher/site:
http://terrywilliamsgraphicart.com/book.htm

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Janet Williams About Janet
Zoe Amos's (pseudonym) lesbian short story romance and erotica titles are published in e-books and anthologies. She blogs for Lesbian.com. "Superior" is her first novel.

Janet's book
Superior
In restrictive Superior Protectorate, two young women will soon be tied to husbands instead of each other -- a forbidden prospect. The lovers undertake a perilous journey for freedom and a life together.

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

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Wayne Williams About Wayne
Local author exhibit imageThe author is a botanist and conservationist who taught at several universities and worked in international development in 18 countries.






Wayne's book
Local author exhibit imageKissing the Hand of the Dead
The book contains short stories, essays, and poetry about California, Latin America, Ukraine and Tajikistan. It forges a new environmental ethic from experiences over forty years here at home and in five bloody wars during international assignments as an environmental and agricultural scientist.




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

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Norma Yeager About Norma
The author was born during the middle of the 20th Century when women aspired to marry and raise children. She attended City College of New York and like most women of her time, she married, and had children. Not one to be satisfied with dreams, she enrolled in a training program to become a stockbroker. As a trainee, she demanded equal pay for equal work as well as the right to join her male trinees on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange -a formerly unheard of perk for women. She moved to California and opened her company, Yaeger Securites, Inc. She sold her firm in 1998 and retired, and wrote this book to encourage women to break down walls were ever they occur. This is her first book.

Norma's book
Breaking Down the Walls
When Norma Yaeger acquired her New York Stock Exchange license in 1962, she didn't know of any other women in the industry. The Stock Exchange didn't even allow women to step foot on its floor. But having just escaped poverty in New York's Catskill Mountains, and determined to support her children, Norma wasn't going to let the exclusionary traditions of the financial industry stop her from becoming a stockbroker. During her long career, she founded a mutual fund and two security brokerage firms that transacted millions of dollars of trades every day. She made fortunes and folded companies, all while raising five children. Persevering to achieve the work-home balance, Norma rose through the ranks of a male-dominated industry, opening the door for young women who would come up behind her.

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

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Salina Yoon About Salina
Local author exhibit imageThe author is the award-winning author/illustrator of over one hundred novelty books for young children, as well as the popular Penguin picture book series. She lives with her family in San Diego.









Salina's books
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Penguin on Vacation; Pinwheel; Penguin in Love

In "Penguin on Vacation," Penguin learns that it's not where you go but who you are with that makes a vacation fun. "Pinwheel" is a book of poetry that highlights the beauty that's all around us -- in a mesmerizing, interactive way. In "Penguin in Love," Penguin discovers love and finds his match.

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

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Sandra Younger About Sandra
The author is a Cedar Fire survivor and award-winning magazine journalist whose writing credits range from academic journals to Seventeen magazine.

Sandra's book
The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California's Epic Cedar Fire ,
A riveting story of escape, ruin, and renewal that captures the intensity of a runaway wildfire, honors those lost to its fury, and celebrates the resilience of nature and the human spirit.

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

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Amy E. Zajec About Amy
The author lives in Encinitas, California. She is a member of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild (SDWEG) and the Writer's Alliance of Georgia (WAG). Her first book, "It Started With Patton Teresa Leska's Story: A Memoir," released 2012, is her mother's compelling story as a Nazi political hostage. Her other stories can be found in many published anthologies.

Amy's book
Foredestined
In Colorado, 16-year-old, Rosalie Danforth, prepares for a cruise with her mother, even though her father reinforces a warning for a predicted global disaster. Just before Rosalie and her mother are to return home, the predictions prove true. Severely injured, Rosalie awakens to a destroyed world where she begins a life with strangers and a world with no technology or governmental rule and only pockets of survivors globally.

Book/publisher/site:
http://www.amazon.com/Foredestined-Amy-E-Zajac/dp/0988207028/

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B. Zaragoza About B.
The author is a novelist in San Diego, California. A naval spouse for fifteen years, she studied International Relations and worked for government before becoming a writer. She has lived in cities on the West Coast, East Coast, and in Europe. She is also the author of two other books and many print and on-line articles.

B.'s book
The Listener's Labyrinth
In this gripping, fast-paced thriller, a Navy SEAL is admitted to the psych ward in San Diego, California because he can see into people's past. A naval psychiatrist asks too many questions and uncovers a deadly soldier drug testing program that spans the globe. Then, a deranged owner of a private military firm will hunt the psychiatrist down. Once out of the way, he'll have enough money and power to change the art of war forever.

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

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Alex Zarate About Alex
The author published his first book as a 40th birthday gift to himself in 2008 entitled "The Orb." Since then, the writer's bug took hold and he started a series entitled: The Cat Rule Chronicles in 2009. He writes obsessively and enjoys taking landscape pictures so as to have evidence a world exists outside the four walls surrounding his screen and keyboard. His latest book, "Connections in Crimson," is the fourth book in The Cat Rule Chronicles. To date, the writing bug has not let go and he has decided to keep it as a pet. It lives on dreams and deliriums which he is happy to provide on a regular basis. Alex resides in San Diego, California. If you see him out and about taking pictures, say hi as this will provide further proof the outside world is just as real as the one he and Babs, his writing bug, enjoy their meals.

Alex's book
Connections in Crimson
Tommy and his cat Snowy have used their gifts to help others and they've always been alone. When he and his friends go on a group camping trip, it is revealed that the girl he has been growing closer to for the last few years is more like him than he could have hoped. Not only can Caroline see the thoughts of others just like he and Snowy, but her cat, Bessie is from the same litter of kittens once thought to have perished years ago. This is a gift that Tommy never imagined possible, but as he and Caroline grow closer, a recurring nightmare of Caroline's begins to unfold around them making their time together dangerous, precious and fated to change their lives forever.

Book/publisher/site:
None provided.

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M.P. Zarrella About M.P.
LA 2013 imageThe author is an award-winning freelance writer who has been producing stories about people, places, and things in Southern California since 2007. "People fascinate me," she says. This is her first novel.





M.P.'s book
A Tangeled Web, Rejecting Technology's Assault on Mother Nature
This book is a hopeful dystopia. In 2040, laws that restricted pet ownership - gardens and landscape have also disappeared. A brave band of nature lovers risks all to find a better way.

Book/publisher/site:
http://WWW.ATangeledWeb.com

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Dasha Elin Zerboni About Dasha Elin
LA 2013 imageThe author is a spunky, creative eight-year-old that's full of life. Dasha loves animals, swimming, playing violin, and laughing with family and friends. She also enjoys reading, and loves learning new things from the books she devours. Dasha hopes you enjoy her first published book, "Friendship Dragon," and the many more to come. To read more of Dasha's stories, check out her blog at the link below.


Dasha Elin's book
LA 2013 imageFriendship Dragon
This book is the author's first published book. She wrote it as part of an after-school writing workshop for 2nd-5th graders in April, 2013. This story was written to help her little brother get over his fear of making mistakes when learning new things. Through love and friendship, persistence and hard work, you too can make magic.

Book/publisher/site:
http://thegreatporcini.blogspot.com/

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Marie Zhivago About Marie
LA 2013 imageThe author is a published illustrator, cartoonist, and teaches cartoon and animation classes using vector art graphics in Eastlake Elementary School, and public libraries. Her pen-name is Dr. Zhivago. All of her cartoons and books are about environmental issues dealing with endangered, threatened, and rare species. Dr. Zhivago plans to continue The Sakura Series.




Marie's book
LA 2013 imageTHE SAKURA- VOLUME 1
The Sakura was a legendary enchanted tree, believed to possess the first element of energy that poured life into the world. The Sakura tree was deeply rooted within, Dragonfly Island. The island's ancient sanctity of it's soil, was enchanted and untouched by earth dwellers. It's historic enemies, called "Grunt Warriors," headed by a sinister White Fox (Kitsune). This White Fox name was Miss Kit in half human and half fox form. Miss Kit's life long desire was to capture the essence of the enchanted Sakura tree and transform it's great energy source to emanate and hatch her own superior evil powers, and build her dark kingdom. In order to do this, the Evil White Fox along with her team of warriors, must destroy Dragonfly Island and it's peaceful inhabitants, leaving no life behind. Dragonfly island came close to Evil conquest, and sparked the Sakura tree to send a seed of hope, oceans away to find a divine child. This Divine Child embodied peace, love, and an inner purity of light, able to conquer and transform the outer light forces, attacking Dragonfly Island and the Sakura tree. This child's power is the only hope for transformation of the evil forces, that will create a "Divine Warrior," fighting to establish and maintain the Enchanted Garden of Gods.

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

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Bonnie Zobell About Bonnie
LA 2013 imageThe author lives in a casita in North Park, San Diego, with her husband, dogs, cats, and many succulents. She is the author of "The Whack-Job Girls," published in 2013 by Monkey Puzzle Press. In her novella and connected stories, "What Happened Here," which will be published by Press 53 in February 2014, the crash of PSA flight 182 in North Park serves as a backdrop. She's received an NEA Fellowship, a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, the Capricorn Novel Award, and other prizes. Her fiction has appeared in The Potomac Review, Connotation Press, The Los Angeles Review, PANK, and The Greensboro Review, and she's been a fellow at Yaddo, MacDowell, VCCA, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, The Wurlitzer Foundation, and Villa Montalvo. She received an MFA from Columbia University. Currently she teaches at San Diego Mesa College, is an Associate Editor at The Northville Review and at Flash Fiction Chronicle, and is working on a novel.


Bonnie's book
The Whack-Job Girls
LA 2013 imageThe Whack-Job Girls portrays a posse of women who either don't quite fit in or are deeply disconnected from society. Dark humor creeps through these quirky tales.

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

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