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Carol was raised in a farming community in Iowa for the first 16 years of life. The family moved to Minnesota where she finished high school and then pursued academics. She met her husband, David, during his internship with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They married in 1969. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. While her children were small, she substituted in the local elementary school, helped out at church, and was a stay-at-home Mom.
Carol received a B.A. in Anthropology and Languages from Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota, and elementary education teaching certification from Boise State College, Boise, Idaho and an M.A. in College Instruction with special emphasis in English as a Second Language from Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA. She taught English language for foreign students at North Idaho Jr. College where she was also the foreign student advisor. She taught at Gonzaga University, and Whitworth College. She was the Education Director for Elijah House Ministries, Post Falls, ID for six years. As representatives of Elijah House the couple ministered in Australia, Germany, Finland and extensively within the U.S. She and her husband spent 8 years in Victoria, B.C. where David supervised the internship of Elijah House Canada. It was in Canada that Carol began writing as a ministry.
Melissa Ann Goodwin is a native New Englander, now living inSanta Fe,New Mexicowith her husband, artist J. Richard Secor. She has written extensively for Fun for Kidz, Boys’ Quest and Hopscotch for Girls. She was a regular feature article contributor to the Caregiver’s Home Companion for more than five years. Her work has appeared in Guideposts’ Angels on Earth, Caregivers’ Home Companion, Caring Today, The Lutheran Digest, The Peak Magazine, The Andover Townsman, and theMartha’s VineyardGazette. Her poetry took 10th prize in The Writer’s Digest 2010 annual competition. The Christmas Villageis her first novel. http://writeryogini.blogspot.com/
Here’s a little bit of my background: I grew up in the WillardHotel in WashingtonDC (my Dad was the manager), was married and lived in Northern Virginia for twenty years where my husband and I raised our four children. We later moved to the PhiladelphiaPA suburbs where we lived for fourteen years before moving to the BinghamtonNY area where we have lived for fifteen years. We celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary in June! We are now retired, and we travel in our RV from the east coast to the west coast each year to spend time with our children and grandchildren. I have had a varied career: I was a teacher and coach for ten years in the WashingtonDC area, and then became a “stay-at-home-Mom” who in my spare-time was a professional newspaper sports photographer and columnist for several years when our boys were playing competitive soccer. To read more click link http://www.sherrillcannon.com
With a number of awards from international student festivals showcasing her admirable talents as a gifted musician, sculptor and artist, Boston-based Tabitha Z. Baskin is a prolific writer who has an amazing zest for creativity. Born legally blind, she never took it as a hindrance to continue living for her dream and doing what she’s good at.
She earned a degree in Psychology from Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts and was given recognition for her talents in the arts and memorization. Tab loves to play the piano and the ukulele, her best buddies when she’s in the mood to strum her heart out. Her love for animals blends in with her passion for art as seen in her unique creations of shaped and stuffed animals from scratch. Her flair for writing comes naturally as she written 22 books for this interesting children’s series which are awaiting publication anytime soon.
Author Tina Turbin. Click to visit author's website
Tina Turbin is a multi-award-winning children’s author, writer, researcher, humanitarian and mother. Having written her first children’s story at age 16, she has enjoyed many years of working with and helping children and their families. Her Danny the Dragon children’s series fulfills a passion of hers to delight and entertain through her enchanting characters. Her style of writing conveys to the young and young at heart. Tina resides in both her East and West Coast studios, always writing more children’s books to entertain the world.
Author Sherry Rossman. Click to visit author's website
Rabbits, javelina, snakes, skunks and the occasional raccoon were all a large part of my childhood where I grew up in the small town of Rimrock, Arizona. I used to roam the countryside with these critters, my two older brothers and a neighbor friend, which is where my imagination had plenty of space and inspiration to bloom. I currently live in Prescott Valley, Arizona with my husband, two children and three cats. Visit author's website. http://sherryrossman.com/
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Award-winning author Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. In addition, she is co-editor of Voice in the Dark ezine and a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books, Blogcritics Magazine‘s “Kiddie Corner,” and SimplyCharly.com. She’s had over 300 reviews, interviews, stories, and articles published in print and online. Mayra is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Children’s Writer’s Coaching Club. Visit her website at www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com
Thank you Mayra for donating two of your books to Mymcbooks Birthday Library.
Lorilyn Roberts graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama in 1993 with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities/Social Sciences. She won an award for “Outstanding Senior Project” upon graduation for her coursework at the Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem. Lorilyn is currently working on her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Perelandra College.
As a Certified Court Reporter, Lorilyn has made contributions to the journal published by the National Court Reporters Association. She has spent the last twelve years providing real-time broadcast captioning for television. She blogs on several websites including searchwarp.com and faithwriters.com.
Lorilyn Roberts’ first book, The Donkey and the King, is a beautifully illustrated children’s book published by Virtualbookworm.com.
In her latest book, Children of Dreams, the many pearls of suffering Lorilyn has experienced enable her to share deeply from the heart. Her inspirational writing reveals how God is able to “restore the years the locusts have eaten.” Lorilyn also leads the Word Weavers Critique Group in Gainesville, Florida.
When not writing, taking graduate classes, or closed captioning for television/web, Lorilyn homeschools her younger daughter, Joy, who is in seventh grade.
Jennifer grew up in Queens, New York. In the spring of 2003, while taking a children’s literature class in college, she had to write a children’s book. Needing illustrations, she found a coloring book about Noah’s Ark. Jennifer enjoyed writing the story, and in 2009 decided to write one about her son Seth, and their cat named Rusty.
Jennifer is currently co-authoring an adult mystery novel with a supernatural twist, The Enchanted Locket, with Anthony F. Rando. She is also co-authoring a young adult novel, Time Control, with her husband. She is a student at the University of Phoenix online school, majoring in psychology. She lives in the Houston area with her husband, two sons, and four cats. http://jenniferemcfadden.net/
Thank you Jennifer for donating 5 copies of your book to Mymcbooks Birthday Library.
The Writer's Lair Books, Inc. is dedicated to publishing the best literature by producing books of good physical quality and those with informative, educational, and substantial content. It is committed to integrating books with technology, and intertwining the fine arts with visual and performing arts. The partnership across the mediums with increase product visibility, serve a wider audience, and capitalize on innovative techology trends. http://www.writerslairbooks.com/about-us
As an author, Sherry has written children’s books as well as articles for parenting publications. Her book, That Mama is a Grouch, was honored as a finalist in the Parenting/Family category of the 2010 USA Book News Awards.
Sherry is also a professional musician who plays and teaches violin, viola, and piano. She has appeared as a soloist in Germany, and was a semi-finalist in the 2005 International Viola Competition held in Paris, France.
Sherry is a lifetime member of Cambridge Who’s Who and was honored as a 2010 VIP of the year.
Sherry we will like to say thank you for donating.
Author Janet Halfmann
Janet Halfmann (Fur and Feathers, Fall 2010, and Little Skink’s Tail) is the award-winning author of more than thirty children’s books, both fiction and nonfiction. Other recent titles include Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, Good Night, Little Sea Otter, Little Black Ant on Park Street, and Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story. Janet is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Before becoming a children’s author, Janet was a daily newspaper reporter, children’s magazine editor, and a creator of coloring and activity books for Golden Books. She is the mother of four and the grandmother of four. When Janet isn’t writing, she enjoys gardening, exploring nature, visiting living-history museums, and spending time with her family. She grew up on a farm in Michigan and now lives in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information, visit her website: http://www.janethalfmann.com
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Author Barbara J Kurtz
Barbara is a retired educator and has a passion for photography and hummingbirds. While photographing a nest from its construction to the fledging of two tiny hummingbirds, she committed herself to sharing this miraculous event with as many children as possible. Barbara lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband Ken where she spends much of her time at the ArizonaDesertMuseum. People come from around the world to visit this famous museum, known for its vast collection of these little birds and the expert care given to them. She enjoys the Museum with her grandchildren and loves sharing her interest in hummingbirds and photography with them.