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

Randi Beach

Randi Lynn Beach came from Brooklyn, New York. She migrated west after receiving a BA from New York University. Along the way she lived in Albuquerque, Tucson, Denmark and San Francisco, and she travels extensively to pursue projects she is passionate about....

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Patricia Brooks

Patricia L. Brooks is the president/founder of Scottsdale Society of Women Writers. She started the group 12 years ago and maintains a membership of 75 women who meet once a month for dinner and a professional speaker....

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Karla Cauldwell

Karla is on an inspiration revolution. Her mission is to inspire everyone she encounters to live their best life. She inspires through her writing, social media, broadcasts and public speaking. Karla is a nurse, health coach, yoga teacher, mother of 3 boys and wife of 15 years....

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Rita Connelly

Rita Connelly loves writing about her hometown and food. Her two books, "Historic Restaurants of Tucson" and "Lost Restaurants of Tucson" gave her the opportunity to do both. Prior to that she wrote restaurant reviews for the Tucson Weekly for ten years and was the local rep for gayot....

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Christopher Corbally

Christopher J. Corbally, SJ, PhD, Co-Author Christopher J. Corbally, SJ, PhD (Co-Author of "Space Science and Astronomy Theatre") is a Jesuit priest and an astronomer with the Vatican Observatory Research Group, for which he has served as Vice Director, and liaison to its headquarters at Castel Gandolfo, Italy....

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Earl Goldmann

Earl Llewellyn Goldmann is a former social studies teacher and coach from Oregon. He is now residing in Old Town Scottsdale with his award winning author wife, Patricia L. Brooks. They are partners in Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC....

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Lesjune Harrison

Writing poetry since the age of 8, serial entrepreneur S.M Love has experimented in many careers early in life. After going back to college it dawned on her that she had a real passion for helping others grow....


Denise Holley

Denise Holley spent twenty-four years writing for newspapers and nonprofit organizations, including three years on the US-Mexico border. Her work has won ten local and statewide awards for reporting. Currently, she helps edit a newsletter for No More Deaths, a migrant aid organization....

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James Odenkirk

Dr. James E. Odenkirk came into this world on May 31, 1928 in Mansfield, Ohio. He saw his first Cleveland Indians game in 1936 at Municipal Stadium during the famous Greater Cleveland Exposition. For the next eighty years, Jim has been noted as one of the Indians top three fans....

Margaret Rappaport

Margaret Boone Rappaport, PhD, Co-Author Margaret Boone Rappaport, PhD, (Co-Author of "Space Science and Astronomy Theatre") is a cultural anthropologist and biologist who works in the area of Science and Religion, and as a futurist, lecturer and both fiction and nonfiction writer in Tucson, Arizona....

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Rod Robison

Rod Robison is a mentalist/illusionist and broadcast executive with a keen interest in the nature of deception. His comedy magic and mindreading show, Mentallusions, has been featured at Canyon Ranch Resort, London's Magic Circle Theater, Holland America Cruises and corporate events....

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Jan Whalen

President of Whalen Voices, LLC, Jan Whalen, is an award winning author and coach. She has a Master of Arts in Servant-Leadership and a blackbelt in Taekwondo. With a background in education, public relations and sales, she creates and facilitates life-changing seminars....

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Gary Wietgrefe

Culture and learning systems are changing. Author, Gary W. Wietgrefe, lays out why in his two new hardcover books: "Relating to Ancient Culture and the mysterious agent changing it" (320 pp.), and "Relating to Ancient Learning as it influences the 21st century" (432 pp....

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Tucson Medical Center

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