Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at pennystales
My name is Penny Estelle and I was an elementary school secretary for 21 years. I heard every excuse and story in the book when kids would be sent to the principal. I promised myself when I retired I would write stories about kids and that is just what I did.
I am retired with my wonderful husband and we live on a fifty-four acre ranch in Arizona on solar and wind. I am the “greenest” person and I know, even if I don’t want to be!
Solar - One Family's Reality
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Tony Blomert is a writer and an American Aikidoka. He was first introduced to the martial art of Aikido as a college freshman over four decades ago, and still lives "the way of aiki" by practicing the principles in his everyday life. He began his studies in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido (1974), and received his dan ranking in 1978.
In 1976, while still a kyu-ranked student, he was asked to instruct the Aikido section of "an Introduction to the Martial Arts" -- an accredited curriculum at Los Angeles Valley College -- by his mentor, Dr. Lynn D. Lomen, and Sensei Steve Munchnikov. This instructional exposure inspired his avocation of helping others learn the Aiki way.
A serious student of budo (martial arts), his ... read more
An Open Secret: A Student’s Handbook for Learning Aikido Techniques of Self-Defense and the Aiki Way
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Director/Photographer and first-time Author Gil Cope spent his career traveling the globe shooting print campaigns, commercials and fashion editorials. Work has taken him from the sands of Africa to the Great Barrier Reef, from medieval cities to politically charged hot spots. He’s shot for some of the worlds most recognized brands - Revlon, Christian Dior, Dewar's, Mercedes, Coke & Boeing – to name but a few - while capturing the human condition. His line of work, coupled with his sense of curiosity and adventure have led to several close calls, detentions, misunderstandings and calls to consulates.
Fueled by these life experiences, his attention to detail, and his imagination, Gil proudly releases hi ... read more
The Amber Conspiracy
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I am from Jorhat, a city in the north-eastern state of Assam, in the Indian subcontinent. A Soft Skills trainer by profession, but I enjoy writing, especially about subjects that are close to my heart.
Assam Tea - The journey
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Michael J Lawrence
Born in nineteen fifty-four and brought up on a literary diet of Alistair MacLean, Clive Cussler, Ian Fleming and similar writers of the sixties and seventies - Michael has been a wannabe writer since he was old enough to spell Thriller. But with forty-odd years of career and parenthood getting in the way it is only now that his first dynamite novel The Aphrodite Conspiracy gets to see the light of day.
Michael is a Business Communication Skills Coach and MBTI Practitioner and has written this story to be easily savoured by anyone wanting to escape from everyday life into a rip-roaring thriller. As an accomplished Divemaster and owner of one of the fastest production motorcycles on the face of the earth, Micha ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at #AuthorJuly
July lives in her fantasies…ones she creates in her mind and in real life. Loves to travel, see the world, experience new experiences, taste new tastes and have lots of fun while doing anything and everything.
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I was delighted by the response to my comedy thriller, Accidental Hitman and I'm even more delighted to have a new novel out. Entitled Christ, Man! It's another comedy thriller and has fun with the story of the Man Himself.
I have also beefed up my short story collection, Black no Sugar because I realised that two of the stories were... well, they were rubbish. But not anymore - I've digitally remastered it.
Thanks for dropping by!
Follow me on Twitter at #chrisstovell
Winning a tin of chocolate in a national essay competition at primary school inspired Christine Stovell to become a writer! After graduating from UEA, she took various jobs in the public sector writing research papers and policy notes by day and filling up her spare drawers with embryonic novels by night. Losing her dad to cancer made her realise that if she was ever going to get a novel published she had to put her writing first.
Setting off, with her husband, from a sleepy seaside resort on the east coast in a vintage wooden boat to sail halfway round Britain provided the inspiration for her novel Turning the Tide.
Christine's novels include, Turning The Tide, Move Over Darling and Follow Me (July 2014).
Ch ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at #clemychum
A YA fantasy writer who has completed her first series, The Sacred Prophecies, and started on her second. She started writing just before her thirteenth birthday and has never looked back :)
Follow me on Twitter at #darighaznavi
The author of this provocative and unusual book, Dari Ghaznavi, is a Pakistani American, who migrated to the United States in 1976. The author distinguished himself early on, digs himself out of his lowlife in gangs and joins an elite group of fighter pilots in the Air Force. This book is a riveting account of his wandering life, his inside look into the hypocrisy of Religions and their followers, his fascination with the underground world of crime - sex drugs & rock n' roll.
Dari believes his main calling, if there is one, is to challenge his subjects Socratic-ally and try to inspire, elevate, edify others. Dari narrates a bold, blunt but true account of the life of this immigrant, who has in every sense of t ... read more
Sex Drugs & Islam; Autobiography of an X-Fighter pilot.
Follow me on Twitter at #DeborahLovett
Deborah Lovett is an international author and speaker. She speaks for women’s conferences, events, and retreats. Deborah writes for several blogs including her own, “These Boots were made for Talking,” and is the author of Gushing Springs and 22 Days in the County Jail. She has aired on several talk radio shows. Deborah’s mission is to empower women with hope and without judgement. Deborah and her husband Tim live in Dayton, Ohio and have two children. They live on a ranch with two horses, one golden retriever and two black cats. Contact Deborah at www.DeborahLovett.com
ARISE Out of the Ashes
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L'auteur est né en 1963 à Saint-Dizier (52), joli port de pêche. Il a grandi sur la Côte d'Azur, entre Var et Alpes-Maritimes. 1.88m, 85 kg, droitier. Vision binoculaire: 12/10ème après une opération de la myopie au laser. Plat préféré: tripes à la niçoise et pommes de terre vapeur. Journaliste, il travaille au sein de France Télévisions depuis 1990. Personne n'est parfait...
Le Passager de 10H09
Follow me on Twitter at #drbilllifecoach
When considering my work I would have to say that my mission is to assist individuals in making a positive change in their lives. I teach skills and strategies to free themselves from barriers that keep them stuck and block them from success with themselves, relationships and business.
One of my most proud accomplishments, among many, has been my creation of a specialized method called the Rapid Reduction Technique 2.0® or RRT 2.0 which helps survivors and veterans quickly make closure with troubling, intrusive, combat or traumatic memory through shifting the connected core beliefs and associated emotions. As I speak of growth to my clients I too have continued to grow and have improved the original RRT to wh ... read more
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MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Her work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including The Saturday Evening Post, Decision, and Human Events. She is the author of A Christmas Homecoming (Harbourlight Books, 2012), A Student's Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne, A Student's Guide to Herman Melville, and A Student's Guide to Mark Twain, all published by Enslow Publishers. Dr. MaryAnn, as she is affectionately called, is married to Dominic. They have two amazing grown daughters,a wonderful son-in-law, and a beautiful granddaughter.
Follow me on Twitter at #DudleyCallais
I was born and raised in New Orleans and have had a passion for writing all my life. Mostly I write about New Orleans and cultural observations around the state. I offer an insider's look at New Orleans providing insight on a side of the city only a native would know. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Brief History of New Orleans Culture
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Thomas E. Hall
Thomas E. Hall was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in the suburb of Royal Oak. He attended the University of Colorado as an undergraduate, and was a graduate student at the University of California - Santa Barbara where he received his MA and PhD in Economics. He has been an economics professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio since 1982 and teaches classes on macroeconomics, business cycles, and the Great Depression. He has written several articles in applied macroeconomics, and authored Business Cycles: The Nature and Causes of Economic Fluctuations (Praeger, 1990); The Great Depression: An International Disaster of Perverse Economic Policies (University of Michigan Press, 1998, with J.D. Ferguson); ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at #erniewenk
Ernie Wenk has been writing most of his career that has spanned over thirty years, creating and designing business processes and procedures, employee manuals and orientation booklets. Yet, at the end of 2004 he took a different road in writing and began to write fiction.
He's the author of "Darkness Above" and of the newly released novel "Hidden Deceit". He's also released in April 2013 a new non-fiction series for those who have just been promoted. It will provide insight into the opportunities they will encounter after their promotion.
Please check out his website at http://www.erniewenk.com/ and sign up to receive posts about the writing life where he will fill you in on the progress of his current works. ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at #fancycrazyhy
Baltazar Ray, a resident of New York City--is an author, architect, and a photographer. Through his street photography series, he was inspired to create the FancyCrazyHydrants concept. This concept covers photographs, digital art works, graphic images in various media, and written words with the sole subject--the fire hydrant.
The Adventures of the FancyCrazyHydrants (FCH) is a sci-fi children's book series written for Young Readers aged 9 to 12. It is a group of crime fighting super fire hydrants that became alive at the turn of the Third Millennium--as programmed by a scientist 100 years before they were timed to become alive. These fire hydrants have tremendous super powers in which they use WATER as their ... read more
The Adventures of the FancyCrazyHydrants - The Mission
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Jillian Dagg turned her love of reading romance novels into a writing career. She has published mass market paperback books with Silhouette, Berkley Jove, Simon & Schuster, and Robinson Scarlet UK. Many of her romances have been translated around the world. Her hardcover novels previously published by Avalon Books are now under imprint with Amazon and will soon be on Kindle. Her other e-books are available from Mundania, and Amazon Kindle. Jillian is a Charter Member of Romance Writers of America and a member of The Writers' Union of Canada.
The Fletcher Legacy
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Felicia Lynn is a transplanted Florida girl, born and raised, who lives just north of Atlanta, GA with her husband, daughter, dog and cat. She spends most of her days holed up in a cozy chair with a cup of tea and her laptop, writing about the characters that live in her head. When she’s not writing you’ll find her hanging out with her family and friends! She loves reading, taking long walks, chatting with her Facebook family, and listening to music, especially live music. A self-declared lover of all things baseball, she is obsessed with every aspect of the game!!!
Felicia writes contemporary romance, because love stories make people happy. Even in the midst of anguish and turmoil, true love can turn l ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at #frankenlotter
Duane Bradley is the author of Sick In The Head, the "Citizen Kane of fifty foot penis monster stories", but he's best known for his role in Frank Henenlotter's Basket Case (1982), where he was always being asked, "What's in the basket?"
Follow me on Twitter at #GasparTheThief
David A. Lindsay
Born and brought up in Dundee, Scotland, David A. Lindsay lives with his wife near St Andrews in Fife.
After practising as a court lawyer for twenty years, mainly in criminal and family law, David now operates a successful web design agency.
David’s other interests include gardening, genealogy, history, reading, Rotary and travel.
Gaspar The Thief, a humorous fantasy adventure, is his first novel.
Gaspar And The Fantastical Hats
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Christian LeFer is an author, speaker, and creator of GetNonprofitStatus.com and the Non-Profit Launch Kit, and leads a successful marketing and opportunity management consultancy with clients across the United States. A sought-after strategist and advisor, he has assisted charities both large and local, churches, CEOs, and candidates in getting their message across. He and his wife are therapeutic foster parents and are advocates for foster parenting and adoption, winning an agency award as "Foster Parents of the Year" for 2011 in their region.
Christian's career path crossed a wide spectrum, with experience in finance, construction, and as an entrepreneur - until his interest in the non-profit sector proved ... read more
7 Deadly Mistakes of Filing Your IRS Non-Profit Application
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Berend Van der Poll
I was born in South Africa in 1979 and discovered my love for writing twenty-three years later. I find it very easy to create good characters, because each one of them is created using a part of me. As a child, it was hard settling down and making friends, because we moved around a lot. When I am not writing, I am enjoying fine pencil art - something I have been doing since I was seven years old, and spending time with my beautiful family.
I live in Fish Hoek with my wife, Melanie, and Tyler – our son.
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William E. Lutz
W.E. Lutz holds a number of professional certifications, along with nearly 25 years of governmental service in state, county and local government. Mr. Lutz has published over 100 various articles, research papers, analyses and publications, and has appeared (and continues to appear) for speaking engagements. You can contact him directly at email@example.com
Another Book of Thirty-Three (33) Rules Regarding Life
Follow me on Twitter at #joenoland
Joe’s ministry can be summed up in three words: Chaos, Creativity and Controversy - three elements implicit in any successful innovative endeavor. Cecil B. DeMille, renowned producer of Biblical epics, once wrote, “Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.” Joe’s mantra reads, “Creativity is my drug of choice.” Look for this creative opiate to make itself increasingly apparent in ongoing innovative endeavors.
Out of the Rubble... Revolution! (An Allegory of Monumental Disproportions)
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Joe Walker was born and educated in West Yorkshire, England. It was here that he discovered a love for Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Historical Fiction.
The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars & anything and everything related to ancient Rome dominated his childhood. He later went on to discover the works of David Gemmell, Conn Iggulden, George R. R. Martin, Bernard Cornwell and, eventually, a love for writing.
Married and teaching, Joe began writing a fantasy trilogy which practically flew onto his computer from the tips of his fingers, having waited patiently somewhere in the deepest recesses of his mind for many a year.
He is currently still teaching English as a foreign language in China whilst writing the Ethriel trilog ... read more
Ethriel: Blood Bonds
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DW Brown David Brown
DW Brown was born in East Kentucky in the Appalachia foothills and joined the military right after graduating high school. He went to Austin Peay State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. After retiring from the Army after 20 years, he decided to pursue his dream of writing. He currently has four novels out at Amazon and Barnes and Noble: Lost Time (October 2012), Barter for Life (February 2013), Unconscious Lies (April 2013), and To Know Death (March 2014). He resides in Alabama with my wife and three girls.
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Erik B. Kaye
Erik Kaye dreams of soaring like an Eagle and in pursuit of this dream he found hang gliding and the day his wings floated his soul above the earth, he found his dream. As luck would have it, he discovered others who dream his dream and they formed a team. And this team soared over wild lands and exotic cultures while flying like Eagles and partying like Vultures.
Eagles In The Flesh
Follow me on Twitter at #kevinfraleigh
My name is Kevin Fraleigh and I’m a novelist. In my day job I work as a Technical Writer, but I’m actually a geographer, specializing in imagery analysis. A lesson I’ve learned in the corporate world is that you have to remain flexible and do what keeps you employed. I have a B.A. in Geography and an MS in Technical Management.
It seems like I’ve always been writing, but I didn’t start to take it seriously until I developed an interest in religion, but after three years I had more questions than answers so I quit college and spent the next twenty years in the U.S. Air Force. Over the years I’ve maintained an inquisitive interest in religion, physics, psychology, and history. All these interest ar ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at #KristaKedrick
Krista is an author of western romantic fiction. She enjoys using her homestate of Nebraska for the settings of her novels, Under a Prairie Moon, Family Ties, Lacy and Emmylou (The Doves of Primrose series). She lives in Nebraska with her husband, two daughters and basset hound.
Follow me on Twitter at #littlebigcat
Holistic veterinarian and author Dr. Jean Hofve has 18 years’ experience in conventional and alternative veterinary medicine. She has a passion for feline health and nutrition; she has intensively studied and researched pet nutrition and the pet food industry since the early 1990s. She is recognized as an expert on pet food, having written dozens of articles and been interviewed for print, radio, and television around the world. In 1995, she founded Spirit Essences (now owned and operated by Jackson Galaxy), which makes flower essence remedies for many animal health and behavior problems. Her first book, "The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care: An Illustrated Handbook," co-authored with nutritionist Dr. Cel ... read more
Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Cats: Integrative Prevention and Treatment
Follow me on Twitter at #luxuryHomes
Jack Cotton began his real estate career in his college dorm room. In 1974 he moved to a surplus steel desk in the corner of a plumbing supply warehouse. Over the years, Jack has been involved in most of the record breaking luxury residential sales on Cape Cod, either directly or as coach to the agent involved.
Now a recognized expert in the listing and selling of luxury homes, he has written the book on how to succeed as a luxury real estate expert.
What does it take to become a luxury real estate specialist?
Jack Cotton gives you the answers to this question in his book. He built his career on the principal that people of means will only deal with experts. Over time, they allow their experts to become truste ... read more
Hurricane Preparation Guide
Follow me on Twitter at #LWHealth
I am Steven Hartill a nutritionist and personal trainer and specialist in weight loss and owner of LiveWell Health and the Cando Diet. We operate across the UK and US and specialise in helping people lose weight effectively and more importantly healthily. We have helped hundreds of clients lose weight through exercise and diet and have now wrote an eBook to help more people understand our relationship with food and how they can lose weight in a simple, cost effective way. There are no shakes to buy, andnothing to do on your part but read the book and change your eating habits and lifestyle without giving up the things you like.
Follow me on Twitter at #malcolmpowell7
I've been toying with the idea of writing a novel for some time, well the time is now. Never too old to learn.
My first title, "The Lords of Heaven," book one in a trilogy. Even at 72 i'm excited at what the future holds for me.
The Lords of Empire
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Margaret A. Westlie
Margaret Westlie is a native of Halifax with close family ties to Prince Edward Island, where her family immigrated from the Isle of Skye, Scotland, in 1803. She is a graduate of the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing and of Dalhousie University in Halifax. She discovered her talent for writing almost by accident, while completing a degree in church music, and immediately switched her degree plan to English, receiving a Master's Degree in English with a Professional Writing Emphasis in Prose and Poetry from the University of Missouri. She played violin with the Philarmonia of Kansas City and has sung with a number of choral groups, including the Confederation Centre Singers and Akkord in Charlotteto ... read more
Molly and Company
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Wildlife photographer and former game-lodge owner with a deep and abiding love for Africa and everything in it.
My first book, "Msomi and Me", about the wonderful experiences I had at the lodge is now available.
The second book, "Elephants Are People Too" is well under way and will be ready real soon.
The reviews for Msomi and Me have been extremely satisfying. Most of them have been published on the FaceBook page.
Msomi and Me
Follow me on Twitter at #NystromRichard
Eighty-two year old who has been writing some kind of stuff since puberty. Have many fiction and nonfiction books displayed on www.rsnystromsr.com.
Have e-books going and coming.
Have a series of short stories dealing with a character called, Rik Love, as stand-alone chapters in books and e-books---"Love's Post Journal," "Love's Post Journal Too, " and "Rik Love's Journal." Also have "The Bonus Club: A Rik Love Adventure" published.
Any Devil's Angels
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Philip G Henley
Philip G Henley spent nearly eighteen years in the Royal Air Force before entering the civilian corporate world. He specialised in IT and then Programmes and Projects before working as an IT Director for a large UK Service Company. He started writing in 2013.
Phil has lots of other interests to go with his writing including appalling golf where he has managed to come bottom of his Golf Society’s rankings for eleven straight years, and he shows no sign of breaking that record!
Philip lives with his wife Lisa, and their two adult children, in Hampshire in the UK.
He likes getting reviews, good, preferably, but he is grateful to anyone who takes the time to read his stories.
The World of Fives
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R. G. Bullet was born in Berkshire, UK. After living in nine different countries he has finally settled in Miami Beach, USA. He is addicted to tea, reading, writing, motorbikes and shamefully, Call of Duty. His middle grade and young adult debut novels are:
The 58th Keeper: http://amzn.to/tCzEng
The Caldecott Chronicles No.1: http://amzn.to/vkJ6Bo
To learn more go to: www.rgbullet.com
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The 57th Keeper
Follow me on Twitter at #RodPrendergast
R. L. Prendergast
R. L. (Rod) Prendergast was the entrepreneurial kid you saw on your neighbourhood street selling lemonade on a hot summer’s day. Recognizing young Rod’s preoccupation with money, his mother bribed him to read with an offer of 25 cents per book—and instilled in him a lifelong love of reading. Although he continued down the path of industry—he started and sold his first business before completing his Bachelor of Commerce—he continued to read voraciously. After a number of years working in sales, marketing and management for several companies he spent a year’s sabbatical surfing and reading in New Zealand and, free of business pressures, he began to write. Those first words became the backbone of The I ... read more
Dinner with Lisa
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The author of Public Information has had a varied career. He has been a scrub nurse in an operating room, a professional photographer, a soldier during the Korean War, a correspondent for the Pacific Stars and Stripes, an attorney specializing in international corporate law, a volunteer executive running a not-for-profit dedicated to housing the homeless, a manager of large and small businesses and, lately, an author and Master Gardener.
He first published short stories as an English Major from Yale. Finding the double-digit pay for that work insufficient to support a wife and one and a half children, he went to law school in hopes of finding better paying work. Fortunately, that proved to be the case.
As Gar ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at #rvrsculturshock
Spanish born Elena Nebreda got a case of Reverse Culture Shock so bad after living abroad that she had to do something about it. She interviewed tons of returnee expats to find out successful ways to re-adapt and turn Reverse Culture Shock into a much easier and lighter process for everybody. She wrote an understanding and supportive guide for expats to feel better and empowered to mesh all their cultures into the one works for them no matter where they are.
How To Survive Reverse Culture Shock: Understand It, Feel Better and Get Your Life Back!
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Leonard Peters is a writer, theatre director, dramaturg, teacher, acting and presentation coach.
He has directed more than 50 productions across the United States including, in New York City, work at Playwrights Horizons, The WPA Theatre, La Mama etc., Circle Repertory Company, St. Clement’s Playhouse, The Joyce Theater, St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery, and Lincoln Center, and at the renowned Metropolitan Room.
In Washington, D.C. he directed at the Kennedy Center and The Folger Theatre and at many of the major League of Regional Theaters, nationwide.
Peters continues to bring his curiosity, passion, and keen director’s intelligence to diverse genres including musicals, narrative modern dance, symphony orches ... read more
Demystifying the Monologue
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I am a child of the world: My grandparents were Turkish, my mother French, my father Tunisian, and my husband is Japanese. I was born in Israel. Such a multicultural foundation has trained the language centers of my brain to understanding the variations in syntax and construction among various languages, and enjoy the subtleties and nuances of language.
I have published five books, many articles under my own byline, and countless others as a ghostwriter. I am currently working on stories of terror, a lifestyle and nutrition book, and a book on ethics. Stay tuned.
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Sandra Caron/ Tim Whitehead
Sandra L. Caron is a Professor of Family Relations and Human Sexuality at the University of Maine. She has been both professionally and personally involved in college athletics. She is a graduate of the University of Maine and Syracuse University. She has served as a member of the University of Maine Athletic Advisory Board for more than a decade, and director of Athletes for Sexual Responsibility, a nationally recognized peer education program that trains student-athletes to educate others. She developed the unique card game, Hockey: The Card Game, which is marketed to youth, college, and pro teams. Personally, she has been an avid, but average, college hockey fan. This book was driven by her desire to mak ... read more
Skating Thru Hockey: A Fan's Guide to Youth, College, and the Professional Game