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Indie Author Pavilion - Children's Books

Joni Franks

WINNER of the AMERICAN FICTION AWARD for best Children's Picture Book Softcover 2018! WINNER of THREE EVVY AWARDS in the categories of Children's Story Books, Fairytale/Folklore/Mythology and Animals/Pets/ Nature....

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Yasmin John-Thorpe

Yasmin John-Thorpe is a writer of children's books and adult romances. Her books are available on or during the Tucson Festival of Books!

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Anita Tendick

I have been self-publishing childrens books for almost two years. After finding a very talented young illustrator, I saw my storeis finally come to life! I have 8 stories available on KDP/Amazon, all of which have different themes and/or messages for the young reader....

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Britta Stromeyer Esmail

Britta Stromeyer Esmail is a writer and a mom passionate about raising resilient girls to find their own voice. The mother of two girls lives in Northern California. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding and reading with her daughters Maya and Anya....

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Sonja Danielson

Fairies are real! And they live in a genteel society complete with horses, carriages and palaces. Sonja is the lucky recipient of their stories and tells the exciting tales with depth of emotions and fast-paced scenes....

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William Sivitz

The author, William Sivitz, is an entrepreneur primarily focused on helping new or mature businesses address and overcome various challenges to their success. He resides in the shadows of the mountains surrounding Tucson, Arizona, where he enjoys hiking and conjuring up stories for his grandchildren with a good glass of wine in hand....

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