• Sandi Schwartz, Children’s Author

    Sandi Schwartz

    Sandi Schwartz, Parenting and Children’s Author, Finding Ecohappiness

    Finding Ecohappiness guides families in building regular habits of experiencing nature to reduce stress and boost mood. She explores key positive psychology tools from a nature-loving perspective. You will learn simple, practical tips for incorporating these tools―awe and gratitude, mindfulness, creative arts, outdoor play and adventure, volunteering, food, and animals―into your daily routine to help your children thrive and live a happy, balanced life.

  • Amoris Walker, Children’s Author

    Amoris Walker

    AMORIS WALKER, Children's Author, YOU & ME IN THE TREES

    Amoris Walker is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who grew up in a family band and has had a few exciting careers including traveling the world to document non-profits she loves, working in the radio industry in Portland and Seattle, the founder and director of Hot Tea Media (a digital and social media marketing firm), and most recently children’s book author.

  • Stephanie Solomon, Children’s Author

    Stephanie Solomon

    Stephanie Solomon, Children's Author, Know Your Worth

    KPB: When did you decide to become a writer? 
    SS: I always loved to write. It was my late teen years that I started sketching and doodling ideas.

    KPB: What brought you to write this book?
    SS: I had a “bucket list” goal to publish a children’s book and    

  • Sally Betters, Children’s Author

    Sally Betters

    Sally Betters, Children's Author, Looking Beyond the Sky

    KPB: When did you decide to become a writer? 
    SB: I began writing articles and blogs while caring for my elderly father. This season of life brought many ideas and ways to connect with people young and old. 

    KPB: What brought you to write this book?           

  • Rosa Deledda, Children’s Author

    Rosa Deledda, Children's Author

    Rosa Deledda, Children's Author, Zándia the secret city

    Rosa Deledda is a professional translator and freelance writer; she has always been surrounded by books, born in Germany, of an Italian father and Spanish mother, travelled a lot, which allowed her to meet people of different cultures and beliefs, and subsequently inspired her to write most of her stories.

  • Tina Hogan Grant – Author

    Tina Hogan Grant, Author, Reckless Beginnings

    Tina was born in England and moved to the United States in 1979. She is the youngest daughter of science fiction author, James P. Hogan. After moving to California, she became a commercial fisher-woman and spent ten years fishing off the southern coast of California with her husband Gordon. After retiring from fishing, they moved to Frazier Park and spent the next ten years building their dream home, doing most of the work themselves.

  • Judith Cassis, Author

    Judith Cassis - Author
    Writer to Writer series

    FJ: When did you decide to become a writer?

    Judith: I’ve been writing since I was 7 years old. I began with poetry and wrote my first story at the age of 11. In high school, I took every English class offered, and in my senior year, I asked my English teacher if she would support me in an independent study so I could write a book. She agreed and I did. Never published it.

  • Mar Preston – Mystery Author

    Mar Preston - Mystery Author

    FJ: When did you decide to become a writer?

    Mar: No decision involved. I slid into it. Being a wordsmith had been important in my working life in academia. I thought everybody could write. Widowed after only 4 days in our retirement home, I had a vast sea of empty time. Silly me. I thought writing a mystery would be easy because I was a passionate reader of crime fiction. I laugh now that I know just how hard it is.

  • Mel Sellick – Author

    MEL SELLICK, Author

    FJ: When did you decide to become a writer?
    Mel: I began writing as soon as I could hold a pencil and haven’t stopped yet. I suppose writing has always been my closest companion… a confidante, a lover, an elixir to warm my bones in bleak times. It’s also probably the best form of therapy I’ve had.