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Becky Villareal.

As an author, speaker, family genealogist, and teacher, Becky Villareal has utilized her expertise to help organizations engage younger family members in genealogical research. She has presented at multiple venues throughout the United States, works with children through campus visits, and writes books that help children become interested in searching for their own family history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis Peterson 

Dennis L. Peterson has been writing for publication since his first article submission was accepted and published in 1981. His articles have appeared in a variety of types of publications, including educational journals (e.g., Teachers of Vision, Journal for Christian Educators, Homeschooling Today), youth (e.g., Scouting, Nature Friend, Junior Trails), regional (e.g., Blue Ridge Country, Smoky Mountain Living, Country), historical and economic (e.g., The Freeman, World at War, Good Old Days, Reminisce), writing (e.g., The Writer, New Writers Magazine, Authorship), general interest (Elks Magazine, Railfan & Railroad, Total Health), and religious (Confident Living, Wesleyan Advocate, Brio). His work has been reprinted in numerous textbooks and anthologies, including The Writer’s Handbook (The Writer, Inc.), The Spirit of Freedom: Essays in American History (Foundation for Economic Education), and The Shape of Ideas (Harcourt Brace).

Peterson’s first book, Confederate Cabinet Departments and Secretaries, was published by McFarland in 2016. He has also self-published several books, including Teacher: Teaching and Being Taught and Look Unto the Hills: Stories of Growing Up in Rural East Tennessee. He recently received a contract from TouchPoint Press for his second traditionally published book, an examination of practical life lessons to be learned from military history.

For 19 years, Peterson taught primarily history and writing in junior high through college level. He was also a senior technical editor with Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., at the historic Oak Ridge, Tennessee, nuclear facilities and a freelance editor. For eleven years, he was lead author of secondary-level history textbooks and ancillary curriculum materials for a major Christian textbook publisher.

Peterson is married with four grown children and seven grandchildren. He works out of Taylors, South Carolina.

 

Suzy Davies

Suzy Davies is a Children’s Author, Young Adult Author, Romance Novelist, Poet and Avid Reader of Books. Her favorite genres to read and review are children’s books, romance novels, mystery novels, young adult novels, literary fiction and classics. She recently appeared on A.P.N TV Media Network’s Author Show in The U.S and on the radio show, “The Authors’ Show,” where she chatted about her work. Suzy is the author of “Snugs The Snow Bear,” “Luna The Moon Pig,” “Johari’s Window,” a romance novel and writer’s memoir, all on Amazon Worldwide, and more recently, “The Cave,” a book inspired by the Thai Cave, exclusively on Smashwords ebooks. Her children’s stories are influenced by the work of Beatrix Potter, Raymond Briggs, Rudyard Kipling, Michael Bond, Elisabeth Beresford, E.B.White and A.A. Milne. Suzy collaborated with award-winning world acclaimed Artist and Illustrator, Sheila Graber, on “Luna The Moon Pig.” Professor Graber is famous for drawing Paddington Bear, and now Luna! When Suzy isn’t behind a book, she likes the outdoors and enjoys communing with nature on the beach or by one of Florida’s lakes. The scenery near her Florida home is featured in “Luna The Moon Pig” and a local lake and wood provided the inspiration for the setting of the story. She uses her experience as a published author and novelist together with her teaching and coaching background to help bring on the next generation of writers and to raise the profile of Indie authors.

 

Suzanne Lambert

My name is Suzanne Lambert. I am an author with Penguin Random House and live in North Shields, Newcastle upon Tyne.
I have published three books with Penguin, recently finished a fourth and am now working on my next project.
I enjoy giving talks around the North East, sharing hints and tips about the writing process. My real passion is to help motivate, inspire and encourage you to believe in your storytelling. When I see the light go on in someone’s eyes saying, ‘maybe I can do this,’ I am beyond thrilled.
There are so many people out there with wonderful stories to tell who have no idea how to start or get creative. I was fortunate to work with some amazing people who helped and encouraged me. Now I would like to share that knowledge with you.
Writing my life story was more emotional, joyful, heart-breaking and exciting than I could ever have believed possible. It is an amazing experience and I will do all I can to help you.
The Universe is waiting, the world and all its glory
Is ready now and waiting, for you to tell your story

 

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