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From serious works of non-fiction to inspirational books for adults and young readers, the award-winning works of Lisa Begin-Kruysman continue to attract appreciative fans of all ages. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she was formerly employed at Home Box Office in New York City and has won acclaim as a fine-artist. These days she derives inspiration while creating near "the 'cric" in Ocean County, NJ where she resides with her husband, Rich, and Foster-to-Forever dog, Teddy. www.lisabegin-kruysmanauthor.com

ISBN: 9781939995070
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Published: American History Press - December 2014

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John Thayer has been a teacher in California, New York, and New Mexico. He has taught in public schools, community colleges and a creative charter school for struggling students. In New Mexico he taught as a bilingual math teacher and learned how to teach math through project-based and experiential models of teaching. He is now living in California with his wife and two sons, and getting ready to teach a new school year.

ISBN: 9781483430454
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Published: Lulu Publishing Services - April 28th, 2015

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Pat DuVal was born and raised in the Colored Town section of Fort Pierce, Florida at a time when segregation was harsh, and it looked like blacks and whites would never live in harmony. Pat escaped the ugliness of the Deep South when he went into the Army. When he finished his service at Ft. Ord in California, he became the first black deputy in Monterey County. There he found a much more diverse culture. It was quite startling at first but he was a true pioneer.

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ISBN: 9781499757507
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Published: Createspace - June 28th, 2014

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Michelle Stoner is excited to finally publish her debut novel "A Series of Events". She's currently working on a follow-up novel while she explores the West Coast with her longtime partner.

Michelle enjoys cooking just as much as discovering new cuisines. She also writes travel and restaurant reviews.

ISBN: 9781500935252
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Published: Createspace - September 3rd, 2014

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Mark Lewis Fussell was born a Quaker in Philadelphia, and was educated in Hillside elementary, Westtown School, Shipley School, and Bryn Mawr college before heading to Caltech in Pasadena. He met his wife and life companion the first week of school. After barely surviving the grueling world of Caltech, Mark headed out into the world of work. This journey would include two startups in the LA area and eight in Silicon Valley, two children born in Silicon Valley, and a multi-month business trip to India with a newborn. Mark and his family now live in Palo Alto, California.

ISBN: 9781500328511
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Published: Createspace - October 3rd, 2014

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Leo Brown was raised in Aptos California. He went to Aptos High School, The University of Southern California and San Jose State University. His martial arts training began in 1972 with Kam Yuen, the advisor to the television program "Kung Fu" in Los Angeles. He went on on to achieve Black Belt rankings in Shorin-Ji Ryu with Mr. Richard Kim of The Butokukai in San Francisco and in Shotokan with Mr. Yaguchi of The Japanese Karate Association in Denver.

ISBN: 9781495110276
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Published: Crown Media - June 1st, 2014

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Bunny Stevens grew up in Salinas, California—attending many elementary schools before attending El Sausal Junior High School and then graduating from Salinas High in 1959.  She worked as a legal secretary for Andy Church at Abramson and Bolz, was secretary to the District Manage at Prudential Insurance Company, owned and operated Valley Automotive Car Care, was a columnist for the North County News, worked at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Salinas as the Director of Christian Education and Middle School Ministries and was Personal Lines Manager

ISBN: 9780991120109
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Published: Bunny Stevens - February 14th, 2014

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Santa Cruz pedestrian activist and former editor of The Ventana, the local Sierra Club magazine, won several statewide essay contests when she was in high school in Massachusetts. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts and an M.S. in Communication from the University of Memphis. Her favorite pastimes include peak climbing and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

ISBN: 9780989925006
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Published: Lost Balloon Press - November 14th, 2013

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Marcia's early interest in Social Studies led her to a B.A. at UC Berkeley, a Secondary Teaching Credential at Cal State S.F. and later an M.A. from JFK in Career Development. A resident of Santa Cruz for 35 years, Marcia taught Career Planning and Women's Re-Entry Counseling at Cabrillo and worked as an Employment and Training Specialist for the county of Santa Cruz.

ISBN: 9780615891385
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Published: Write Your Future Press - November 6th, 2013

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Dean Metcalf is the author of Rattlesanke Dreams: An American Warrior’s Story, and a world-traveling journalist whose articles were distributed by Pacific News Service, San Francisco. His work has appeared in publications such as Denver Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, San Jose (CA) Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Village Voice, South Africa Weekly Mail, Oakland (CA) Tribune, Sacramento Bee, and San Francisco Review of Books.

ISBN: 9780578088099
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Published: On Demand Books - November 20th, 2012



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