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Reading Aloud Contributors

Amanda Hamilton Roos

Amanda's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...

AnneMarie Guertin

AnneMarie's Topics:  Books, Children's Books...
Annemarie Riley Guertin graduated with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Wheelock College and a master’s degree in elementary education from Fitchburg State University. She is currently an adjunct professor at Amslee College and a first-grad...
AnneMarie's Latest Books:
How the Finch Got His Colors

Antonio Sacre

Antonio's Topics:  Young Fiction, Love...
Antonio Sacre, born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish American mother, is an internationally touring storyteller, author, and solo performance artist based in Los Angeles. He earned a BA in English from Boston College and an MA in Theater Arts from Northwestern Univ...
Antonio's Latest Articles:
Way to preserve your Hispanic heritage
Antonio's Latest Books:
My Name is Cool

Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

Carolyn's Topics:  Reading Aloud, Reading Together...
Carolyn's Latest Articles:
The child who saw Santa Claus

Cheri Pray Earl

Cheri's Topics:  Young Fiction, Young Fiction...
Cheri: A Life in 28 Words. Lept from little girl, second of ten, into 'I do.' Three singles and a set of twins. BA, MA. Twenty years of university teaching. Writing. Writing. Still writing.

Clay Rice

Clay's Topics:  Young Fiction, Young Adult...
Clay Rice is described by author Pat Conroy as a “great talent who combines soul and passion”. Silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than 80 years. His grandfather, Carew Rice, was described by Poet Carl Sandburg as “America’s Greatest Si...
Clay's Latest Books:
Ants 'N' UnclesThe Stick

David Miles

David's Topics:  Young Fiction, Family Fun...
Hi there, I'm the Creative Director for Familius.

Ginny Tilby

Ginny's Topics:  Love, Books...
Hi there, I'm Ginny!

Heidi

Heidi's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
I received my degrees in communication from BYU (BA) and Wake Forest University (MA). One of my passions is learning about marriage and family relationships and using what I learn in my own home. I love being a mom to my three kids, exploring new cultures, reading a goo...

Jaime

Jaime's Topics:  Young Fiction, Family Fun...
Hi, I'm Jaime!

Jeff Harvey

Jeff's Topics:  Family Fun, Books...
Jeff Harvey grew up in northern California doing nothing but making art. Since then, he has graduated from BYU in illustration and moved to Utah, where lives with his wife a...

Jess Smart Smiley

Jess's Topics:  Family Fun, Books...
Jess Smart Smiley is a writer, illustrator and designer living in Utah. His books include Upside Down: A Vampire Tale (Top Shelf Productions, 2012), The Adventures of William Worm (Piggy Press, 2013), and Rumpus on the Run: A Mo...

John Olive

John's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Anyone can become a master teller of thrilling bedtime stories!

Kathy Macmillan

Kathy's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Kathy MacMillan is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, writer, teacher, librarian, and storyteller. She is the author of nine books for parents, libra...
Kathy's Latest Books:
Nita's First Signs

Laurie Hollman

Laurie's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Hello Familius readers. I'm glad to let you know about my new book, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child's Behavior, to be released October 13, 2015. Do you wonder why children do what they do? What’s on their minds? The curtain is lifted on th...

Michele Robbins

Michele's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Michele Lynne Robbins, the Mater Familius and Acquisitions Editor, has been the CEO of the Robbins Roost for twenty-two years, where she has homeschooled each of her nine children. When she is not running her domestic enterprise, she is found developing important book c...

Michelle

Michelle's Topics:  Young Fiction, Adult Fiction...
Michelle Woshner graduated from McDaniel College with an English degree this past May. She spends her free time reading, baking, and looking for her next good cup of tea.

Natalie

Natalie's Topics:  Family Fun, Time Together...
What you fill your mind with can control the direction in which your life travels. Fill it with the good things in life!
Natalie's Latest Articles:
Emotional IntelligenceWhen Love Hurts

Nina

Nina's Topics:  Time Together, Young Children...
My name is Nina. I'm the mother of seven, a t-shirt designer, singer, reader, genealogist and now a Grandma of three.
Nina's Latest Articles:
The Magic of Reading Aloud

Rachel Garahan

Rachel's Topics:  Family Fun, Books...

Rachel Garahan is a creative director, artist, and innate nurturer. In all of her work, she is drawn to what she calls the “elemental connection”:...

Stephanie

Stephanie's Topics:  Books, Children's Books...
Amateur cook/baker. Professional Eater. Joyful Mother. Irreverent Friend. Writer. Aspiring Author. Lover of Life. I'm crazy about my family - and think I have the most precocious, beautiful girls.
Stephanie's Latest Books:
Let's Count MontanaLet's Count Colorado

Tim J. Myers

Tim J.'s Topics:  Young Fiction, Parenting...
Hi! This is Tim J. Myers. Welcome!

Trish Madson

Trish's Topics:  Minute Inspiration, Gratitude...
Trish Madson is a lifelong book enthusiast with over 20 years experience in the publishing and entertainment industry.
Trish's Latest Books:
BE Brave12 Little Elves Visit Oregon

Zack Bush

Zack's Topics:  Books, Children's Books...
When Zack Bush was growing up he spent his free time listening to jazz. Instead of imagining a career in law or medicine like so many of his classmates, the Miami native knew he would take a different path. Zack learned to play the piano and would speak with fam...
Zack's Latest Books:
Made for Me

Cathryn

Zoë's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
I feel most alive when I'm outdoors. I love research because curiosity can never be quenched. My family means the world to me. I prefer silence to music & sunrises are the best part of the day.
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