University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction

Joan Adler

I was born, and have lived, in New York my entire life. My original training was in special education. I was a teacher for many years and then lucky enough to stay home when our children were born. Once they got to junior high school I began worrying that my brain was starting to atrophy....

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Christi Ahl

Christi Ahl is an internationally known psychic medium, intuitive coach, speaker and author. She bridges the gap between the seen and unseen, and has over 20 years of experience in her field of expertise....

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Jerry Austin

Jerry Austin has been one of the nation's most experienced and successful strategists. Austin has consulted on races throughout the US and overseas. Raised in The Bronx, Austin learned his politics in Cleveland in the late 1960s....

Madelaine Lawrence

Madelaine Lawrence, PhD, RN is a researcher, author, educator, professional life coach as well as a certified hypnotist and instructor of hypnosis. She has taught research to graduate and undergraduate students for over 25 years and was the Director of Nursing Education and Research for a large urban hospital in Connecticut....

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Bonnie Moon

After her mother, Marion Paton, passed away in 2009, Bonnie embarked on a journey to preserve and protect her parents' world-renowned birding "mecca" known as Paton's Birder Haven in Patagonia, Arizona....

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Dorothy Rice

Dorothy Rice, a San Francisco native, now lives in Sacramento. At 60, following a career in environmental protection, Dorothy earned an MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside, Palm Desert. Her first book, "The Reluctant Artist: Joe Rice (1918 - 2011)," a memoir/art book about her father, was published by Shanti Arts (2015)....

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Katrina Shawver

Katrina Shawver is an experienced writer, blogger, speaker and the author of "Henry - A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America,"a nonfiction biography released in November 2017....

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Heather Silvio

Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Heather Silvio lives her life by this guiding principle: “Dreams are the reality you have yet to create.” She has been focused most recently on relaunching her coaching practice, Dream Your Reality Coaching, delving into bite-sized psychological guidance with Dr....

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James Smith

James L. Smith is a former history teacher who has been recognized as the New Mexico Teacher of the Year and a finalist for the National Teachers Hall of Fame. His novel about Billy the Kid, "Catherine’s Son," was a nominee for the NM-AZ Book Awards for Best Historical Fiction, and his history textbook, "Ideas That Shape A Nation," has been endorsed by two Pulitzer Prize-winning historians and numerous history educators throughout the nation....

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Arizona Daily Star
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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Stocker Foundation
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