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Author Bio: 

The author is a retired professor and physician of high risk obstetrics and physiology. He has published over 200 scientific article, chapter and textbooks.  He currently works as an author, living in Santa Cruz, California and Eugene, Oregon.


Walking Through the Year a Volume of Love Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781365846861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lulu.com - September 14th, 2017

Author Bio: 

I was born on March 17th with red hair and into a very Irish family. When the time came for my mother to fill out the little card assigning me a name, she filled it out as Richard Brian. The doctor who delivered me balked at this and told her that under these triple-converging circumstances she needed to name me Patrick. She would not budge. Several weeks later and much to my parents surprise they received notice in the mail from the county that they had been blessed with a new baby named Patrick.


Author Bio: 

Sherri Lewis is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native currently residing in Tollhouse, California and her second home in Aptos, California. Spending her time between the peaceful Sierra foothills and the majestic Monterey Bay allows her the peacefulness that is necessary to her creative process. WASH MY SOUL is her second book, her first being HEAR MY VOICE. She has three more manuscripts nearing completion. 

Wash My Soul Cover Image
ISBN: 9781911473909
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Published: Mirador Publishing - February 18th, 2017

Author Bio: 

Devi S. Laskar holds an MFA from Columbia University in New York, and an MA in South Asian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

She is a former journalist, covering crime and government for daily newspapers. These days, she’s a photographer, a writer of fiction and a poet. She now lives in California.

Gas & Food, No Lodging Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635341607
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Published: Finishing Line Press - March 3rd, 2017

Anastasia Maps Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635343779
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Published: Finishing Line Press - December 22nd, 2017

Author Bio: 

Judith Chibante, cancer survivor, left a four-decade career in education to return to her creative writing roots. She was born and raised in rural California, and came of age in the sixties doing farmwork, strict religious practices, and sports in school. She left home at age 18 to go to college in southern California (an unforeseen, ‘epic’ experience), and became just the second in her family to earn a degree.

Radio in the Night Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635340990
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Published: Finishing Line Press - February 17th, 2017

Author Bio: 

Barbara Leon was born to a Russian Jewish immigrant family. She grew up in the 1950’s on a poultry farm in a small, conservative Connecticut town. She worked for years in New York City as a social worker, then began a career in journalism, writing, and editing. She married and had one child.

The Songbird Catcher Cover Image
ISBN: 9780977307067
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Published: Many Names Press - January 1st, 2015

Reflections on a Crystal Wind Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936449736
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Published: Hugo House Publishers - June 7th, 2016

Guide to the Exhibit Cover Image
ISBN: 9780979458293
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Published: Perugia Press - September 1st, 2016

Author Bio: 

Barbara J. Weigel has been a painter since she was a teenager. She has lived most of her adult life in San Francisco where she raised her son and worked as an art and  preschool teacher. Barbara now lives in Santa Cruz at the edge of the Pacific Ocean where she shares her life with friends and loved ones, including a small menagerie of dogs, chickens, and wild creatures. 





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