Donald B. Ball is a native of Middle Tennessee and holds a MA degree in anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Now retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers, he resides in Louisville, Kentucky. His research centers on the history of archaeology in Tennessee and prehistoric archaeology of the southeastern United States and Cumberland and Ohio valleys but has many varied research interests.
Sam Bowman is an avid birder, finding nature a wonderful place to meet with the Lord. For five years, he headed his local Christmas Bird Count. Since 1996, he has completed routes for The North American Breeding Bird Survey, a joint project of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Canadian Wildlife Service. As a retired clinical laboratory scientist, Sam is relieved to finally be out-of-doors, pursuing his hobbies of birding and bird habitat gardening.
Susan Bowman is an Elijah House-trained prayer minister. Elijah House has long been recognized as the premier training school for ministers of inner healing and deliverance. She has studied with many other respected inner healing and deliverance ministries including Restoration in Christ Ministries, Thrive Today, Shepherd’s House, Hearts Set Free Ministries, Transformation Prayer Ministry, Deeper Walk International and the Immanuel Approach. For more than 20 years, Susan has served the body of Christ as an inner healer and deliverance minister. As well as working one-on-one with believers, she teaches the principles of inner healing and deliverance for the purpose of equipping lay persons, prayer ministers and pastors to set God’s people free.
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Donald Brown is an advanced journalism professor at the University of Alabama. For 15 years, he was the senior editor of the Tuscaloosa News and Florence Times Daily. He was also the editor of Birmingham Magazine for 11 years. He and his wife live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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Ian W. Brown
Ian W. Brown is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama and Curator of Gulf Coast Archaeology at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. As one of the foremost scholars of salt archaeology in North America, Ian recently has turned his expertise and enthusiasm to salt production sites throughout the world.
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Bill Fitts is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve, graduated from Princeton University, and has made his living as a sailor, salesman, underwriter, account executive, accountant, systems administrator, information specialist, and, now, professional writer. Prior to returning to Tuscaloosa in 1989, Bill lived in Florida, the Panama Canal Zone, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Georgia.
Before becoming a children’s author, Vikki Grodner spent her life exploring many creative outlets. Currently she is building a lifestyle brand that examines the connection between home, family and place. But she has attempted to have her largest impact in her familial role and capture those relationships in her writing.
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Susan D. Lambert
Susan Lambert is a retired physician who specialized in Occupational Medicine and served as the Head of that department at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo, California, for 25 years. She is now enjoying quilting, traveling, and especially, singing with the Contra Costa Chorale in the Bay Area. Clarence the Clam is her first book but not her last! She spent many happy years living in Greenwich, CT, where this book takes place.
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Jana O’Brien began writing short stories at just nine years old. Her love for reading inspired her to write her own stories, and before long, poetry and song lyrics. She has recently begun work in screenwriting. Although she loves writing most anything, she discovered her calling as a novelist in 2014. Her passion for history is often expressed in her writing. In addition to her work as an author, Jana works in the film industry with several acting credits, as well as credits as an assistant director and script supervisor.
Born in Dallas, Texas to a military family, Jana moved all over the U.S. in her youth, but was raised primarily in the Southeast—the setting for much of her work. Jana currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with her children.
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Carolyn Rhodes has been recognized for her published articles, essays and blogs, and has won several writing awards. She lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, her home for the past twenty-five years. Carolyn’s New York City roots are evident to all who meet her. In her memoir, “Library Girls of New York,” she shares her experiences while growing up inside two New York Public Carnegie live-in libraries (NYPL). It is a unique and true story which covers the years from 1930s until her Dad retired from the NYPL, mid-1970s. Carolyn retired from the University of Alabama (worked in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa) where she wrote feature articles and edited publications.
David Thomas Rogers
Tom Rogers is a retired biology professor from The University of Alabama. He earned his B.A. from Huntingdon College, M.S. in zoology, and Ph.D. in ecology from The University of Georgia. He has authored thirty papers in various research journals, and has been an invited participant at natural resource conferences in Honduras and Guatemala. In addition, he has been a sponsored lecturer to the biology faculty at La Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala. In 1988, Tom was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award from Huntingdon College.