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Franklin Manzo, Jr — Illustrator

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Authors

Frank was born and raised in Millinocket, Maine where he attended Stearns High School. He retired to his family homestead after working as a software engineer for over 25 years. He has since worked as the Editor of a local newspaper, is noted as a local photographer, and also works in the Millinocket School System. Frank has always enjoyed pursuing art and sharing his drawings with his children. He is an avid hiker and enjoys being able to share his love of the North Maine Woods by illustrating these Allagash Tails. The author has established a FACEBOOK fan page — HERE Visit THE ALLAGASH TALES COLLECTION at Leicester Bay Books BOOKS IN PRINT: The Ranger and the Reporter — Book 7 of the Allagash Tails Collection (KINDLE by Leicester Bay Books) Solace — Book 6 of the Allagash Tails...

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Tim Caverly — Author

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Authors

Tim is a Maine author who worked for the Department of Conservation for thirty-two years. During that career he was the manager of Aroostook and Cobscook Bay State Parks and spent eighteen years as Regional Supervisor of the Allagash Region. In 1999, Tim retired from state service and began a second career in the Millinocket school system, where he worked for five years. Tim currently lives in Millinocket with his wife, Susan and Sandy, their golden retriever. Tim has written six books about the north woods, one of which, An Allagash Haunting, has been made into a stage play and adapted into an “over the air” radio broadcast. Tim and Susan have been invited to speak about their books and experiences at countless schools, libraries, retirement communities, and colleges throughout New England. And through their “New England Reads” program...

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Champlin Michaels — Author

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 in Authors

Champlin Michaels, if he is anything, is a survivor. At the age of 5, and lasting until just short of his 12th birthday, he was exploited by a child pornographer. That man also shot him full of growth hormone, altering him physically and maturing him, beginning just before the age of 8, until by the age of 10, when he was as large in physical stature and as sexually mature as most 14-15 year old boys. At that age the child pornographer began prostituting him to his wealthy and influential friends and clients. It all ended with the man’s arrest just short of Mr. Michael’s 12th birthday. He was then enrolled in intensive therapy, including hypno-therapy, where these memories were buried deeply; so deeply, in fact, that at his high school graduation he was quite proud of the fact...

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Mark Stoddard

Posted on Nov 20, 2015 in Authors

Mark J. Stoddard For more than 30 years Mr. Stoddard has been a successful entrepreneur, marketer, and educator. A great joy of his is advising aspiring artists on ways they can perform often. He’s an author of 18 books on business, and marketing, as well as a book of short stories, poems and full-length musicals with both the libretto and score. He’s also judged classical vocal competitions and is a popular speaker at university vocal programs, the AIMS summer program, and Classical Singer conventions. The USSR’s Deputy Minister of Higher Education commissioned him to teach free market business principles to leaders of the president’s cabinet (Council of Ministers), was the first foreigner to address the Supreme Soviet of Ukraine, and provided intensive lectures to civic leaders on a 17 city speaking tour. He was the Entrepreneur in Residence at...

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Shelley Bingham Husk

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 in Authors

Shelley Bingham Husk was born and raised in Southern California, where her love for words began at the age of four. Her poetry and libretti have been commissioned by the California State PTA, composer Brent Pierce, artist Alan McMurtrey and novelist Michael Jensen. Shelley recently received the Filmed in Utah Award for her screenplay “The Last Straw” starring Corbin Bernsen. Shelley currently resides in Utah with her husband Dale, where she continues to write and produce films; is working on books two and three of the “American Apparitions Trilogy”; and is on the board of directors for the Park City International Film Festival. Visit Shelley’s Facebook page. Visit Shelley’s webpage. Visit Shelley’s IMDB page. You can also visit Shelley’s Amazon Author page.   Books In Print: The Ghost of Little Elm Lake — Book One of the Apparitions of...

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J.D. Newman

Posted on Sep 12, 2015 in Authors

Dr. J.D. Newman is a professor of theatre at Utah Valley University and the director of the Noorda Theatre Center for Children and Youth.  He lives with his family in Sandy City, Utah. Dr. Newman became the first recipient of the Reba R. Robertson Award from the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America.  At UVU, Dr. Newman has directed The Secret Garden, Princess Academy, and Androcles and the Lion in the Noorda Theatre.  He has also served as the director of the Noorda Theatre Summer Camp and has produced or co-produced touring productions including A Village Fable, The Princess and the Goblin, Honk!, and Pedro’s Magic Shoes.  As a playwright, he has adapted scripts for Newbery medalists including Avi, Paul Fleischman, and Richard Peck.  Newman taught and directed at Highland High School for eighteen years, from 1991 to 2010 with a...

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J. L. Thompson — Author

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 in Authors

J.L. Thompson has written several books on the subjects of ancient and modern mysteries, the origins of religion, mythologies, the occult, politics and history. He has long been interested in the literature of the ancient world. He has made a lifelong study of selected ancient texts and uses many of the accounts of these ancient records as the basis for this A Coming Flood series, including the political intrigues and sophistry of their day, which are eerily similar to those of modern times. The author sees many parallels between the ancient world and the modern, and in this series he draws out those parallels to illustrate that humanity follows similar paths regardless of the epoch. J.L. Thompson is an award winning author, a full time professional writer, ghostwriter and editor. He is the founding writer and Editor-In-Chief of Scottsdale...

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Richard Bugg — Author

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in Authors

Richard Bugg is an actor, director, producer, and professor of theatre, living in Southern Utah. He is active in his church and community, and loves to tell stories. Books Authored: Let Me Come...

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Ruth Santos — Illustrator

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in Authors

RUTH SANTOS — grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Vancouver, Washington.  She studied Illustration and Fine Art at Brigham Young University-Idaho and has always been exposed to and influenced by art. She loves to make colorful, fun digital art that all ages can enjoy.  Some of Ruth’s other interests are hiking with her sister and biking with her husband.   Illustrations Let Me Come In (Fully Illustrated)   Cover Art Get That Gold! (Zion...

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Jon Robert Howe– Author

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Authors

Jon Robert Howe is first last, and always a seeker of truth who is happy to share — an educator experienced in multimedia ways to make learning memorable. He has been in turns a newspaper photographer, radio news broadcaster, professional Santa Claus, actor, video producer, musical playwright, graphic and Internet designer, marketing executive, innovative blogger and professional speaker. In his college classes, Jon loves to teach hungry students the presentation computer techniques that he is always polishing and using. He really enjoys leading church classes using his multimedia skills to not only keep his students awake — but more, to help make the lessons “stick” in the minds and hearts of his fellow students. Non-Fiction Teaching Moment Boosters, Volume One (See Zion BookWorks) Grampa In Training, Volume One (See Zion BookWorks) NOTICE: Jon Robert Howe (one of this editor’s...

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L. T. Downing — Author

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Authors

L.T. Downing loves to frighten children. She resides in Heath, Texas with her family and keeps an attic full of the kind of creepy things that make her house a hit every Halloween. An award-winning author, Downing received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts degree from Texas A&M University – Commerce. She has worked as a fiction editor, book editor, writing instructor, and substitute teacher, which is the scariest job of all. She tolerates cats, likes dogs, and loves kids. Titles in Print with LBB: Island of the Stone Boy (YA Ghost Story) Titles with Zion BookWorks: Get That Gold! (Book ONE in the Adventures of the Restorations SERIES) The Pilfered Papers (Book TWO in the Adventures of the Restorations SERIES) Learn more about Lisa at her own site: http://lisatorcassodowning.com  ...

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Gayen Wharton — Author

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Authors

Gayen Wharton has co-authored several best-selling Utah travel guides and a history of the state with her husband, Tom.   Non-Fiction Title Dinosaurs of Utah and Dino...

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Pat Bagley — Author/Illustrator

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Authors

Patrick “Pat” Bagley (born 1956) is an American editorial cartoonist and journalist for The Salt Lake Tribune in Salt Lake City, Utah, and an author and illustrator of several books. Bagley was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Oceanside, California, where his father was mayor and his mother was a school teacher. Always interested in politics, during high school Bagley participated in a PBS interview of Ronald Reagan. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), he was a proselyting missionary in the Bolivia La Paz Mission from 1975–77 In 1978 he received his degree in political science, with a history minor, from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. Bagley has two sons, Miles and Alec. Will Bagley, Pat’s older brother, is an accomplished historian of the western United States...

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Shirlee H. Shields — Author

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Authors

Shirlee H. Shields is the recipient of a B.S. Speech, a M.F.A., Theatre, U of U, and a Ph.D., Theatre, Speech and Cinema, BYU. She has given speech communication seminars to thousands of participants. Private students include political candidates, professionals, business executives, church and community leaders. She also is a playwright, director, and choreographer. She has written published manuals and magazine articles on the subjects of Speech, Theatre, and Dance, plus three produced plays and six readers’s theatre scripts. Her work has been seen and heard at BYU, BYU Hawaii, Babcock Theatre, U of U, Promised Valley Playhouse, Assembly Hall, Palm Canyon Theatre, Palm Springs, CA, and numerous local stages in the S.L. Valley. Additional studies at USC. Married to attorney Jed W. Shields, she is the mother of two sons, and two daughters. Non-Fiction Titles Change Your Voice, Change Your...

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James F. Oshust — Author

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Authors

A native Ohioan, Jim Oshust is a forty-five year veteran of major sports and entertainment facility management. He has had operational management roles for two Olympic Games, the 1994 World Cup Soccer Championship, the 1998 New York based Goodwill Games and consultant on two other Olympic Games. An executive in the early professional soccer league in the late 1960’s, he consults on entertainment facility and event projects both here and abroad. He is married, lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Barbara, a former professional ice skater. Eve of the Fourth is his first novel. Title EVE OF THE FOURTH: BETWEEN THE ROUND TOPS An Historical...

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Robert Kirby — Author

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Authors

Robert Kirby was born into a military family. After completing high school he served a two-year mission in Uruguay for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return he pursued a career in law enforcement with the Grantsville, Utah Police Department in 1978 and then the Springville, Utah police department in 1979. While taking night classes at nearby Brigham Young University Kirby began writing columns for the local newspapers, first the Springville Herald, and later the Utah County Journal (writing under the pen name Officer “Blitz” Kreeg). In 1989 Kirby decided to leave police work and devote himself to full-time writing. He has written a column for The Salt Lake Tribune since 1994.  This is his 10th book. Kirby is a popular convention speaker, and travels widely to appear at conventions and meetings. His newspaper columns...

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Stephen Carter — Author

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Authors

Stephen Carter has been a member of Readaholics Anonymous since age four when Mister M with the Munchy Mouth first entered his life. In an attempt to make his addiction to words profitable, Stephen worked as a full-time journalist for a few years before running off to Alaska to earn an MFA in creative writing (making a movie while he was at it). He is currently a stay-at-home dad by day and a magazine editor by night. His writing has garnered many honors including citation in The Best American Spiritual Writing 2006 (Mariner Books). His award-winning personal essays are collected in What of the Night? from Zarahemla Books. FICTION: THE HAND OF GLORY — Book 1 in The Hallowed Valley Hauntings (NOW AVAILABLE) GRAPHIC NOVELS: iPlates — Volume One (From Zion BookWorks) iPlates — Volume Two (COMING...

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C. Michael Perry — Author

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 in Authors

Be Sure to visit c.michaelperry.com for more information.   C. Michael Perry – was born in Colorado and raised in Chicago. He found the theatre in High School and has made a living in theatre, film and television since then. He has worked major network television shows, including the original Donny and Marie Show for ABC, and many commercials, and several Shows for PBS and ABC, along with two independent films. As an Actor/Performer he has played in front of live audiences from Chicago to Utah to Canada to Germany and Italy in various plays and musicals. He has received acting awards for his many leading and supporting roles. He has served as Director for over 40 shows on the Community, Educational and Professional level. As a Choreographer he has prepared over 50 productions. His Musical Direction and Vocal...

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