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SONDRA KELLY-GREEN received her MFA in creative writing in 1999. Literary awards include the Lorian Hemingway Competition, New Millennium Writings, Pearl’s 2011 Literary Awards, FLASHPOINT! and Writer’s Digest’s annual short story competition. Her novella, The Masque of Perriot, has been produced as a two part podcast by the historical fiction audio magazine, Tales of Old. (www.talesofold.org.) Her recent works include a novel, Between Lives, and a collection of short stories, Burning Mary. Kelly Green, Historical Fiction, Creative Writing, Short Stories, Writer, Novels, Writings, Nerdy, Competition

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SONDRA KELLY-GREEN received her MFA in creative writing in 1999. Literary awards include the Lorian Hemingway Competition, New Millennium Writings, Pearl’s 2011 Literary Awards, FLASHPOINT! and Writer’s Digest’s annual short story competition. Her novella, The Masque of Perriot, has been produced as a two part podcast by the historical fiction audio magazine, Tales of Old. (www.talesofold.org.) Her recent works include a novel, Between Lives, and a collection of short stories, Burning Mary.

ELYNNE CHAPLIK-ALESKOW is a Pushcart Prize nominated author and award-winning educator and broadcaster. She is Founding General Manager of WYCC-TV/PBS and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Wright College in Chicago. Her stories and essays have been published in Thin Threads, Chicken Soup for the Soul, This I Believe: On Love, Forever Friends, Forever Travels, Press Pause Moments, My Dad Is My Hero and various magazines including the international Jerusalem Post… Forever Travel, My Dad My Hero, Chicken Soup, Jerusalem, Friends Forever, Professor, Magazines, Families, Chicago

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ELYNNE CHAPLIK-ALESKOW is a Pushcart Prize nominated author and award-winning educator and broadcaster. She is Founding General Manager of WYCC-TV/PBS and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Wright College in Chicago. Her stories and essays have been published in Thin Threads, Chicken Soup for the Soul, This I Believe: On Love, Forever Friends, Forever Travels, Press Pause Moments, My Dad Is My Hero and various magazines including the international Jerusalem Post…

BETTY FASIG, the author of The Tales of Wooffer’s Woods, lives on five acres in rural Florida, sur-rounded by pastures and woods that provide homes to many animals including wild pigs and deer. Wooffer's Woods is her wildlife sanctuary for small wild animals.   “There is nothing magical about any of the animals in these stories. They are real. The magic is sung in the hearts of the readers.” Betty Fasig Wild Animals, Baby Animals, Pigs, Weapons, Woods, Deer, Families, Wildlife, Hearts

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BETTY FASIG, the author of The Tales of Wooffer’s Woods, lives on five acres in rural Florida, sur-rounded by pastures and woods that provide homes to many animals including wild pigs and deer. Wooffer's Woods is her wildlife sanctuary for small wild animals. “There is nothing magical about any of the animals in these stories. They are real. The magic is sung in the hearts of the readers.” Betty Fasig

SHARON L. PATTERSON has written and published inspirational encouragement in various forms from greeting cards, short stories, poetry, and Bible studies for over twenty-five years. She has authored three books: A Soldier's Strength from the Psalms (2007); Healing for the Holes in Our Souls (2008); and Where Is Happy? (2011). She is a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles (Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and LeAnn Thieman, 2010). Jack Canfield, Soup For The Soul, Bible Studies, Chicken Soup, Short Stories, Soldiers, Psalms, The Twenties, Families

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SHARON L. PATTERSON has written and published inspirational encouragement in various forms from greeting cards, short stories, poetry, and Bible studies for over twenty-five years. She has authored three books: A Soldier's Strength from the Psalms (2007); Healing for the Holes in Our Souls (2008); and Where Is Happy? (2011). She is a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles (Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and LeAnn Thieman, 2010).

JOSEPH FRANK BARABA is the author of four books: Is Your Father Black?, Dusty, Visions of Freedom, and Clara Layten – The Chelsea Murders. His story, "Cape Cod, Massachusetts: The Jewel of the East Coast" appeared in Forever Travels. This year, he will be publishing four new books: the second in the Clara Leyten Mysteries, Clara Layten – Murder on Society Road, a pet lovers’ book, For The Love of Dusty, and two photography books: The Enchantment Of New Mexico and The Beauty Of Flowers. Joseph Frank, Forever Travel, The Enchantments, Photography Books, Pet Lovers, You Are The Father, Cape Cod, East Coast, Massachusetts

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JOSEPH FRANK BARABA is the author of four books: Is Your Father Black?, Dusty, Visions of Freedom, and Clara Layten – The Chelsea Murders. His story, "Cape Cod, Massachusetts: The Jewel of the East Coast" appeared in Forever Travels. This year, he will be publishing four new books: the second in the Clara Leyten Mysteries, Clara Layten – Murder on Society Road, a pet lovers’ book, For The Love of Dusty, and two photography books: The Enchantment Of New Mexico and The Beauty Of Flowers.

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D. K. CHRISTI, Amazon.com’s “Author to Watch”, is a polished, platform speaker and change strategist. She is a journalist for the Southwest Spot-light newsprint & online magazine and online ezines, Examiner.com and Suite101.com. Her short stories can be found in: The World Outside the Window, Romance of My Dreams I & II, Killer Recipes, Forever series. She has authored two books: Arirang: The Bamboo Connection and Ghost Orchid More information can be found at: www.dkchristi.com.

MURRAY DUNLAP's work has appeared in about forty magazines and journals. His stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times, as well as to Best New American Voices once, and his first book, Alabama, was a finalist for the Maurice Prize in Fiction. His new book, Bastard Blue, a collection of short stories, was published by Press 53 on June 7th, 2011 (the three year anniversary of a car wreck that almost ended his life). Forever Travel, Short Stories, Alabama, New Books, The Voice, Magazines, Journals, Families, Fiction

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MURRAY DUNLAP's work has appeared in about forty magazines and journals. His stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times, as well as to Best New American Voices once, and his first book, Alabama, was a finalist for the Maurice Prize in Fiction. His new book, Bastard Blue, a collection of short stories, was published by Press 53 on June 7th, 2011 (the three year anniversary of a car wreck that almost ended his life).

SARAH STONICH is the best-selling author of the novels, These Granite Islands and The Ice Chorus. Her memoir, Shelter, won the NEMBA award, among others. The story “Destination” is a chap-ter from her forthcoming book, Vacationland (The Univesity of Minnesota Press, April 2013). She lives and writes in Minnesota. Memoirs, Granite, Minnesota, Shelter, Islands, Families, Novels, Author, Ice

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SARAH STONICH is the best-selling author of the novels, These Granite Islands and The Ice Chorus. Her memoir, Shelter, won the NEMBA award, among others. The story “Destination” is a chap-ter from her forthcoming book, Vacationland (The Univesity of Minnesota Press, April 2013). She lives and writes in Minnesota.

Thomas Sullivan author of So Much Time, So Little Change is on Write Out Loud with Donna Cavanagh Out Loud, Memoirs, I Laughed, Audiobooks, Writer, Author, Education, Oregon, Families

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THOMAS SULLIVAN is the author of Life in the Slow Lane, a humorous memoir about teaching driver education for a cut-rate company in Oregon. For information on this title (published by Uncial Press and Cool Beat Audiobooks), please visit www.thomassullivanhumor.com. Audio ex-cerpts from Life in the Slow Lane can be heard at www.prx.org/p/71515.

SHELAGH WATKINS is writer, editor and publisher at Mandinam Press, and author of three books: Mr. Planemaker’s Flying Machine, Mr. Planemaker’s Diving Machine and The Power of Persuasion. In 2009, Mr. Planemaker’s Flying Machine was serialised on Preston FM Community radio. Shelagh set up Published Authors groups on Facebook and LinkedIn, and is administrator of publishedauthors.org. When she is not networking, administrating, publishing or editing, she somehow finds time to write. Forever Travel, Editor, Authors, Diving, Facebook, Preston, Families, Books, Fiction

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SHELAGH WATKINS is writer, editor and publisher at Mandinam Press, and author of three books: Mr. Planemaker’s Flying Machine, Mr. Planemaker’s Diving Machine and The Power of Persuasion. In 2009, Mr. Planemaker’s Flying Machine was serialised on Preston FM Community radio. Shelagh set up Published Authors groups on Facebook and LinkedIn, and is administrator of publishedauthors.org. When she is not networking, administrating, publishing or editing, she somehow finds time to write.

Flash Fiction Friday Modestina by Marlene Caroselli Keynote Speakers, Fiction Writing, Critical Thinking, Nonfiction, About Me Blog, Friday, Author, Silhouette, Memories

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Dr. MARLENE CAROSELLI is an author, keynote speaker, and corporate trainer. She has published over sixty books, including Hiring and Firing, The Critical Thinking Tool Kit, and Principled Persuasion, named a Director's Choice by Doubleday Book Club. www.saatchionline.com/LainaCelano

PATRICIA CRANDALL has published numerous articles and short stories in various magazines and newspapers. She has four books in print: a historical volume, Melrose, Then and Now, a poetry collection, I Passed This Way, a thriller, The Dog Men, and, a non-fiction work, Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner. She lives with her husband, Art, at Babcock Lake in the Grafton Mountains near Petersburgh, New York. Visit authorpcrandall.blogspot.com. I Passed, Poetry Collection, Then And Now, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Thriller, Magazines, Families, Articles

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PATRICIA CRANDALL has published numerous articles and short stories in various magazines and newspapers. She has four books in print: a historical volume, Melrose, Then and Now, a poetry collection, I Passed This Way, a thriller, The Dog Men, and, a non-fiction work, Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner. She lives with her husband, Art, at Babcock Lake in the Grafton Mountains near Petersburgh, New York. Visit authorpcrandall.blogspot.com.

ALLEN DAVIES feels very privileged to have spent many years immersed in Asian countries and cultures where he taught English. Now, he has resettled in his wonderful hometown, Brisbane, after spending six years in Melbourne pursuing dreams, writing three books, studying a Diploma in professional writing and editing, and enjoying beer and poetry in the pubs.  He has work published in Australia, USA and France: notata.net, greendoorpublishing.com, a literary zine, This, and journal, This Next… Brisbane, Melbourne, Professional Writing, Teaching English, Zine, Studying, Countries, Families, Feels

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ALLEN DAVIES feels very privileged to have spent many years immersed in Asian countries and cultures where he taught English. Now, he has resettled in his wonderful hometown, Brisbane, after spending six years in Melbourne pursuing dreams, writing three books, studying a Diploma in professional writing and editing, and enjoying beer and poetry in the pubs. He has work published in Australia, USA and France: notata.net, greendoorpublishing.com, a literary zine, This, and journal, This Next…

ROSANNE DINGLI's three novels, Death in Malta, According to Luke, and Camera Obscura are romantic mysteries that deal with real life issues in enter-taining ways. All based in entrancing locations, they take the reader on intriguing journeys in more ways than one. This Australian author has also published a number of collections of her award-winning and published stories. Discover more at www.rosannedingli.com. Australian Authors, Camera Obscura, Malta, Real Life, Families, Novels, Death, Collections, Romantic

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ROSANNE DINGLI's three novels, Death in Malta, According to Luke, and Camera Obscura are romantic mysteries that deal with real life issues in enter-taining ways. All based in entrancing locations, they take the reader on intriguing journeys in more ways than one. This Australian author has also published a number of collections of her award-winning and published stories. Discover more at www.rosannedingli.com.

Tips for Traveling with Kids - Long Car Rides: leave early, like 4 am (kids will go back to sleep); NO CRAYONS (they melt); map of the states with colored pencils -- you color in the state when you see their license plate; new toys just for the trip! Family Proclamation, Fhe Lessons, Long Car Rides, Family Home Evening, Family Therapy, Foster Care, Travel With Kids, Life Skills, Parenting Hacks

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NANCY HILL is a Portland, Oregon writer and photographer. She has written features for national publications, fiction for literary journals, and recently completed a fantasy novel for children. She has a master’s degree in writing and has taught both writing and photography. She is one of ten children, all storytellers of one kind or another, and has two sons who grew up listening to her tales. She is currently working on an anti-war novel.

DAWN LEAS's chapbook, I Know When to Keep Quiet, was released in 2010. She earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. Her work has appeared in Literary Mama, Willows Wept Review, Interstice, Poetry in Transit, goldwakepress.org, and elsewhere. In past lives she was a copywriter, freelancer, admissions director and middle-school English teacher. Currently, she is the associate director of the Wilkes Uni-versity M.A./M.F.A. Creative Writing programs. www.dawnleas.com. Wilkes University, Writing Programs, Middle School English, Copywriter, Past Life, Creative Writing, Dawn, Families, Poetry

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DAWN LEAS's chapbook, I Know When to Keep Quiet, was released in 2010. She earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. Her work has appeared in Literary Mama, Willows Wept Review, Interstice, Poetry in Transit, goldwakepress.org, and elsewhere. In past lives she was a copywriter, freelancer, admissions director and middle-school English teacher. Currently, she is the associate director of the Wilkes Uni-versity M.A./M.F.A. Creative Writing programs. www.dawnleas.com.