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from Charlottesville, Virginia
Until the age of ten, Bob Anderson
was raised in Hawaii where he developed a fascination for rain
forests. He began drawing at the age of 4 and by the age of 6 had
focused much of his attention on drawing rain forest fantasies.
Today he continues to draw and paint but, now also writes stories
which accompany his art work. His first book,
OBO, published by Hampton Roads Publishing
Company, is about a young monkey searching for paradise in the
African rain forest. A second book,
When I was a Little Boy, I was a Black Panther, based
on a fantasy from his own childhood, is self-published and had a
limited release in October, 2002. His third book,
Africa - A Little Rhino Coloring Book,
was released 2005. A fourth book, The
Wedding, is set in India and is due out in 2009.
Many of the drawings in his books were either done on-location, or
were based on sketches and photos he took in West Africa, Central
America, and India.
Each of Bob’s books is meant to
teach as well as entertain. OBO
includes a glossary of African wildlife at the back of the
book and The Wedding will have a wildlife glossary and a map. Africa
- A Little Rhino Coloring Book includes factual
information on each of the animals which appear in the book,
including the current survival status. A number of school systems
have been using OBO as a
support tool for the SOL’s.
In addition to the jungle drawings,
Bob Anderson has worked as a cartoonist in Paris, France, he helped
to illustrate a book on medical anatomy; he is a painter, a sculptor
and a licensed architect (he has his own architectural business).
Today Bob lives in Charlottesville,
Virginia with his wife, Dominique and their dog Sammy. They also
have three grown-up children and two grandsons.
Bob will be signing copies of his
new book, Africa - A Little Rhino
Coloring Book, as well as
OBO and When I Was a
Little Boy I Was a Black Panther, each of which will
be available for sale.
Dr. Charles Banov
from Charleston, South Carolina
Charles H. Banov, M. D., was born in
Charleston, SC, and lived there most of his life, although he has
traveled extensively and taught in numerous countries of the world.
He is a graduate of Emory University and the Medical University of
SC in Charleston with his post-graduate training having been taken
at Milwaukee County Hospital, Charity Hospital of New Orleans and
Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical
from Waynesboro, Virginia
Deb Booth is a newly published author with her
base in photography and digital art. Her first book is titled
Floral Fables – How Flowers Came to Be.
The story’s focus is on Mother Nature as she
creates flowers – roses, iris, daisies, tulips, amaryllis. But she
saves the most important flower for last. You’ll be amazed at
Mother’s Nature’s choice, and her poignant reasoning provides a warm
lesson of strength and tenacity – with a joyful touch of whimsy.
Full color photos in vibrant, mouth watering shades make the book a
pleasure to read for young and old alike. Booth lives in Waynesboro,
from High Point, North Carolina
grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Colby College in Maine
with a major in English Literature. She taught English in public
schools and operated her own antique business until she earned her
M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Counseling and Supervision. She taught Counseling
and Women’s Studies at the University of Southern Maine and as a
Licensed Professional Counselor provided psychotherapy services for
almost two decades.
Research articles on women’s development, newsletter columns, music
lyrics and numerous other non-fiction writings preceded Clarey’s
fiction writing. She is the author of seven books, three mysteries,
two thrillers and two non-fiction training manuals. Her experience
and research in the field of psychology provides rich material for
the development of her characters’ motivation and behavior.
Clarey lives in North Carolina and
New England. Her life is enriched by her partner, two children, her
grandson, four siblings, wonderful friends and challenging and
supportive authors and friends in her writers’ roundtable.
She can be reached at:
Joyce V. Coakley
from South Carolina
Joyce V. Coakley is a native of
Mount Peasant in Charleston County,
South Carolina. One of Coakley’s objectives is to author a South
Carolina supplemental history program of oral history for middle
school students that explores the history, culture, and experiences
of South Carolina Lowcountry residents from 1850 to 1954 based on
documented narratives. Her start in achieving the preservation of
her local history is with the publication of
Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition.
Coakley has completed studies at
Charleston Southern University, the University of
South Carolina, and The Citadel
Military College. She is continuing her studies in education
administration at Madison University.
Community involvement is a big part
of Coakley’s daily agenda. Organizations Coakley is involved in
include the East Cooper Senior Coalition, Director of Education
Department, Co-leader of Women’s Ministry, Chief Grants Writer,
Public Relations Coordinator, and Special Advisor to the Jewels to
Jewels Campaign (a program to help the women in Rwanda) at God’s Way
Healing and Worship Center in Mount Pleasant.
In addition to being a diversity
consultant, writer, motivational speaker, and historian, Coakley is
a skilled sweetgrass basket maker and is fluent in the Gullah
language. She also is President and co-founder of the Sweetgrass
Cultural Arts Preservation Society, the owner and a designer for
Sweetgrass Baskets by Design, and owner of Ferdy’s Fine Food.