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Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction

Cathryn Castle

Cathryn Castle Garcia and her husband Capt. Gui Garcia are co-authors of "Ocean Metaphor: Unexpected Life Lessons from the Sea," featuring an artful collection of underwater images by the Garcias and a select group of award-winning artists....

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Laura Dunham

Dr. Laura Dunham is an author, retreat leader, spiritual director and Benedictine oblate. Her most recent book is "Extraordinary Time: Spiritual Reflections from a Season with Cancer, Death, and Transition" (Cascade Books, 2018)....

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Sarah Jansen

Sarah Ruth Jansen is an American philosopher, writer, outdoor adventurer and bicycling advocate. Between terms teaching philosophy Sarah bikepacked the Colorado Trail (Denver to Silverton) in 2014 and completed the cross-country Tour Divide Race in 2015....

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Daphne Russell

In her memoir, "Read or Die: A Story of Survival, Hope and How a Life Was Saved One Book at a Time," Daphne Russell recounts her journey as a middle-school reading teacher in Tucson. In 2007, a friend told her to read "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak which completely rerouted her teaching trajectory....

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Gene Twaronite

Gene Twaronite is a Tucson poet and the author of seven books, including two juvenile fantasy novels as well as collections of short stories, essays and poems. His first book of poetry "Trash Picker on Mars" was published in 2016 by Kelsay Books and was the winner of the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Arizona poetry....

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Amy Shankland

Amy Shankland, GPC, has been bringing joy to her workplaces for over 25 years thanks to her innate enthusiasm. Her formal training on this topic began when she took the Dale Carnegie Human Relations Course in 1995....

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Sandra Young

Sandra Young, OD as an optometrist and passionate chef has written two eye health guidebooks - "Heal Your Dry Eyes: Nutrition & Recipes" and "Visionary Kitchen: A Cookbook for Eye Health." Eye health and visual performance is supported by proper nutrition through acquiring specific nutrients....

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Deb Brandon

Deb Brandon is the author of "Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe." She is a weaver, respected textile artist and enthusiast, and writer. She’s been an active volunteer with Weave a Real Peace (WARP), including serving multiple terms as a board member as well as writing the long-running “Textile Techniques from Around the World” column for the WARP newsletter....

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