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Many of weatherman Mike Graf’s children’s books are trips to National Parks with a fictional family. In his latest book, Scientists in National Parks: Sequoia and Kings Canyon, readers learn how the giant sequoias were discovered, logged, and how they have since been protected. 

When eagles recently adopted a hawklet, eagle-watcher Terri Lhuillier was consulted. In March of 2012 Terri was interviewed on Nancy’s Bookshelf about her children’s book, The Unstoppable Eagles. 

Darwen Cook

Darwen says the book he wrote, “From Profits to Prosperity,” is one no traditionally educated economist would have dared to write.

He has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and his book is about engineering economic prosperity for all.

 

Alisse Waterston’s book, My Father’s Wars, is an anthropologist’s account of her father’s journey across continents, countries, cultures, generations, and wars.

 

A daughter’s moving portrait of a charming, funny, wounded, and difficult man.

 

About Darwen Cook:

 

Cook is the author of From Profits To Prosperity. He is 72-years old and is retired from a career as an Electrical Engineer. He has a master's degree in EE and CS from Montana State College, Bozeman Montana.

 

Sherry Leonard

When retired professor Sherry Leonard was married to a mining engineer some years ago, they lived in northern Chile in the Atacama Desert.  Her novel, Atacama, is a fictionalized version of her experiences those five years.

Chico singer/songwriter Garrett Gray describes how he came to write the lyrics to the songs on his first album, “Five Winds”.

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Jonathan Balcombe is a biologist and animal behavior expert. In his bestseller endorsed by the Dalai Lama, What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins, Jonathan Balcombe shows that fish have feelings and deserve consideration.

Gold Field Books

Nancy Leek is a librarian who writes biographies of California pioneers for children.  Her book on Peter Lassen, like her biographies of John and Annie Bidwell, are illustrated by Steve Ferchaud.  

From GoldReads:

My name is Nancy Leek. I live in Chico, California and am a retired librarian. I have worked in public, school and academic libraries, including reference librarian for the Butte County Library and children’s librarian at the Orland Free Library.

I am the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer, and the co-editor (with John Rudderow) of The Miner Poet: The Poems of Pres Longley.

Author Lorna McLeod thought she was bad with money until she got a financial coach and learned to overcome financial challenges. She is now a financial coach herself and has written a book to help people stop stressing about money.

The title of a book is “Make Peace With Money: Redefine Your Relationship with Money, Master Your Personal Finances, and Discover True Wealth.”

From Amazon:

Lorna McLeod, PCC, is a coach and author who has personally faced and overcome numerous financial and money challenges.

Itasca Books

Can He Say That? is an edgy essay collection on subjects from murder to meditation, politics to punctuation. Anthony Peyton Porter’s column “From the Edge” appeared on the back page of the Chico News & Review.

Anthony Peyton Porter has ventured in other media including, Write On Radio!, Minnesota Public Radio, and Twin Cities Public Television. After his time in Minnesota, he came to Chico, California and joined KZFR.

“Executive Directive 51,” signed by President George W. Bush on May 4, 2007, establishes a policy on the continuity of government structures in the event of a “catastrophic emergency.”

Professional photographer Michael Agliolo has written his second book of fiction, a thriller called “The 51st Directive.”

Nancy's Bookshelf: Rob Davidson & Debby Dodds

Apr 3, 2019
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Award-winning author Rob Davidson teaches creative writing and American literature at California State University Chico. He has published five books including “Spectators: Flash Fictions”.

His newest book, “What Some Would Call Lies”, consists of two novellas.

Author and actress Debby Dodds is a presenter at Butte College’s 2019 creative writing conference, WordSpring.  Debby did weekly improv comedy and has now written a young adult novel, “Amish Guys Don’t Call”.

Not having children is on the rise, yet being childless is a subject not much talked about. Lisette Schuitemaker celebrates those who are brave enough to follow the lesser known path of non-parenting. Her book, "Childless Living: The Joys and Challenges of Life without Children" is a resource for everyone who has not gone the way of parenthood and for all those who are still contemplating this is essential life choice.

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