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Indie Author Pavilion - Children's Books

Michael Baumann

As the son of a submariner in the U.S. Navy, Michael spent much of his childhood moving around, from his birthplace of Hawaii to his current home in Tucson, Arizona. The animals and environement of the Sonoran Desert were the inspiration for the characters and settings of "Venom Wars of the Desert Realm," and the four heroes are named after his four children, whom he dedicated the book to....

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Michelle Buvala

The old-school creation of book art and illustration by hand defines the work of Michelle Buvala. Some people are born with the great gift to create with their hands. Michelle is one of those people. Whether she’s helping children create fun, wearable art or growing fresh vegetables in her garden, her family and friends are amazed by her creativity and ability to create something good from the simplest components....

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Marie Joy

"Buddy the Soldier Bear" is Marie Joy's debut children's book. What began as a sketch of a bear on a piece of paper at work one day developed into a charming tale that gives back to those who serve our country....

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Marc Severson

Marc Severson is a retired archaeologist, career educator and professional storyteller for more than 30 years. His books include "Don't Throw Me In The Cholla Patch," a Woodrat and Coyote adventure from Small Tooth Dog Publishers....

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