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Shelli Renée Joye received a degree in Electrical Engineering, then pursued a contemplative practice with a Buddhist meditation master.

She moved to Shingletown from San Francisco to live in a quiet natural setting and write a dissertation.  

 

Among the seven books that she has published is a new book, Developing Supersensible Perception.   

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In his book Smart & Solo: The blueprint for efficient and enjoyable solo travel, Randell Green provides a guide for solo travelers. He provides insights and tips on how to plan your next adventure, how to maximize transportation and lodging, and how to follow his “emerald rule“ when traveling.  

 

About Randell Carlton Green:

 

As a dual citizen of the United Kingdom & United States, Randell Carlton Green has always had a deep admiration for exploring new cultures. He is a Ravenclaw, fish & chips aficionado, and right now is somewhere anxiously planning his next excursion. When not adding new passport stamps, he resides in Arizona in the United States.

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August 5, 2019 is the 200th birthday of founding father John Bidwell.  In honor of this event Nancy’s Bookshelf is rebroadcasting an interview with history professor Michael Magliari, coauthor of John Bidwell and California: the Life and Writing of a Pioneer, 1841-1900. In this book Prof Magliari combines narrative with extensive use of Bidwell’s voluminous written legacy. 

J.R Henson is a fourth generation Paradise resident and survivor of the Camp Fire. Storytelling has been apart of his family roots from both sides of the family and one of his ancestors, James Russell Lowell was a well known poet.

Henson started publishing his writings last year. Unseasonable is his second collection of essays. 

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Written by environmentalist Casson Trenor, Umijoo: The Wondrous Tale of a Curious Girl and her Journey Under the Sea, is a story about love, responsibility, and balance. Umijoo aims to educate and inspire a new generation of ocean defenders.  

About Casson Trenor: 

Casson Trenor is a strategic campaigns expert that specializes in environmental causes, most notably ocean conservation. He has spent many years working on environmental campaigns. In recognition of his ocean conservation efforts, Trennor was awarded the title “Hero of the Environment” by TIME Magazine and received a United States Congressional Commendation. His work has been showcased in numerous documentary films, books, and journals around the world. 

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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.

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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.

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