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Dr. Lynn Hawkins

D.W.G. Chair of Education Development Professor. Biographies

Dr. Lynn Hawkins is a full-time professor at Daytona State College and a prolific writer. She has written a number of academic works and is a leader in academic and philanthropic organizations and a prominent speaker. He latest and very popular book is a biography of Annie Mae Walker, well-known for her work in Head Start. Always the First--The Story of Annie Mae Walker:Survival in an Uncivil World.

D L Havlin

Popular Historic Novels

A true Florida historian, DL Havlin ​looks for and finds meaningful subjects to paint the Florida landscape and history for his readers. His prose reflects each area, each status, each background.

Without covering up the human foibles in the people he writes about, he leaves us with a sense of the reality of each situation. He enables us to examine and think about our own feAnd you walk away from each book with more knowledge after being entertained.

Jeff Boyle

Novels, Anthologies

​Jeff Boyle, with a BS in science and an MS in the administration, has been a businessman, professor and elected City Commissioner. He enjoys book signings and often presents at libraries, museums, book clubs, and civic organizations. His novel 'Nam World is set against a backdrop of a corrupt Florida Vietnam War theme park and a war veteran's struggle to free himself from his own self-confinement and survival guilt. Boyle has received awards for some of his work.

Lois Gerber

Prolific writer of diverse genre

Lois Gerber, RN, BSN, MPH, believes in the spirit of community health nursing and has written many clinical articles and stories of her patients' challenges as well as non-fiction on nursing practices. Often published in magazines, she now also has written a number of successful novels which reveal the heart of women in situations of survival and of character growth. She enjoys speaking about her books and is often asked to present. 


Melody Dean Dimick

Pres. of Florida Writers Foundation

Prolific author of emotions and challenges experienced by young adults, and ​​on teaching and writing poetry, Melody  is also a winner of numerous writing awards. A sought-after speaker on creative writing, human trafficking and young-adult writing, she writes books  that present the reality of  the concerns of young people. Her presentations on human trafficking and its effects have enabled her to create  an impact on exposing the dangers surrounding youth.

Barry Dimick

Barry Dimick grew up in Vermont’s the Northeast Kingdom. Following his service in Vietnam, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Barry is a member of the Villa Writers, a chapter of the Florida Writers Association (FWA). His short stories, “Letting Go,” and “Vermont” are published in FWA annual collections. He resides with his wife and pickleball partner, Melody, in Central Florida.  He enjoys writing witty short stories and is at work on an interesting  memoir of memorable days.

Jill Clark

 Jill Clark has taught high school and college literature, composition, creative writing,  and reading. She is Professor Emeritus at Daytona State College. A dedicated professional, she stars in her successful freelance writing, leadership roles in presentations and hosts SCBWI's Regional Volusia County online critique group--The Writer's Cafe'. Her writing has appeared in the Ariel Chart Literary Review, Pocket Change Lit. Magazine, Hedge Apple Literary Magazine, the Vanishing Series, Her charming poetry and works endear children to her stories as she inspires them to follow and to write.

J. Marshall Gordon


J. Marshall Gordon has traveled all continents as an award-winning educational and documentary script-writer, cameraman, and producer. He writes novels about murder and sleuthing as if he’s been there and done that, too! Like John’s master gardener and talented amateur sleuth, Penny Summers, John was a public affairs officer in the Navy and professional landscape designer.Gordon's first book, "Katelyn’s Killer", was published in 2017.The second, "Malice at the Manor" (2018), follows Penny and her landscape design professor to Western North Carolina where they  find the professor’s stepfather dead. In Penny’s third mystery, "A Sardonic Death" (2019), she’s back in Annapolis  with another murder mystery. 






Donna Eastman

President Parkeast Literary Agency

Donna Eastman knows good writing, for she often helps her authors and publishers produce best-sellers. She enjoys writing children's books (The I-Can-Do-It series and other interesting and well-liked books) but has also co-authored a novel as well. To help her authors, she also has a website showcasing their books. a consummate professional, she is always willing to help launch a book or help authors perfect their craft.

Donna Nicholson

Romance and Mysteries

​​Donna Nicholson began her writing career by producing light-hearted romance novels. She has since added mystery novels which explore the human mind and of sometimes twisted evil intents. Her last published novel explored human trafficking, and her newest novel soon to be published, explores the morbid curiosity of a young, spoiled youth whose explorations lead him into murders and accusations. And she is hard at work producing another.  

Dodie Ulery

Artist and Writer of Multiple         Genre

Dodie Ulery, award-winning artist specializing in fiber arts, including weaving and fine art basketry seen and sold in Florida art galleries and gift shops, is also an award-winning photojournalist whose articles appear nationally and internationally. A prolific non-fiction writer, she has been featured a guest speaker on twelve AM and FM radio talk shows aired in the US, Canada, and South Africa. She has just published Freedom Song, her first YA novel.  


Art: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/dodie-ulery.html



Dr. Bill Collins

Popular Egyptian Mysteries

Dr. Bill Collins is a lifelong student of ancient civilizations and culture. His career as an educator, pastor, and missionary in the Congo for many years made him even more determined to write about his discoveries. He has published sixteen novels of historical fiction, most set in Ancient Egypt. A very successful writer, he has fans around the world who eagerly await each new story.

Joan Harris

Children's Books, Essays, Short Stories

Joan Harris, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is also a prolific writer. A member of the Florida Writers Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she has been an award winner of the Royal Palm Literary Society's awards. Grandmother of thirteen children, she has written fascinating books for primary grades, as well as short stories, newspaper and magazine articles, and essays. Her Prince, Princess and the Dragon stories often have instructive themes such as friendship, bullying, meeting challenges and other themes children love.

Cal Thomas

Mysteries

A Maine native, and now a Floridian dividing his time between the North and the South, Cal Thomas has also studied, lived and worked in Pittsburgh, New York City, and Paris. He enjoys traveling and writing, producing travel articles as well as two great mystery novels based on his knowledge of places and his experiences. Drawing on his experiences as an intelligence agent, as well as producer of international music programs, he has written two fascinating novels as an introduction to his Kyle McBride series of adventures: A Stradivari Affair and Decoy.

Doug Giacobbe

Professor. Mysteries ​Similar to Miami Vice

Professor Doug Giacobbe,is a retired law enforcement officer,  served twenty-four years working the mean streets of South Florida and  retired at the rank of Major and commander of the Criminal Investigator. He teaches courses in American history and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society. His two novels, By Unknown Means and Fierce Vengeance read like a movie scene of the area in which he was a detective. The fast-paced action and plots provide true entertainment. He is at work on his third novel.

Linda Mason

Series of Children's Interactive Books

​Linda Mason has a BA in Psychology and MS in Education. Certified in pre-school, reading, elementary, and special educ., Linda felt the pulse of children's eagerness to learn and discovered their vulnerabilities and their spontaneity. This has inspired her to create stories and songs that capture feelings from the inside out while developing skills and self-concepts from the inside in. Her first children's books with accompanying songs and interaction are Whodilly Wiggily, and C.A.B.I.T. The Amazing Rabbit.

Joseph Cavenaugh

V.P. of  National federation of Poetry

 Former president of the Florida State Poets Association, Joseph Cavanaugh is a prolific poet and presenter. He is also chairman of the  Blackberry Peach National Awards. Latest book: Transcendental Targets: Searching for the Ecstatic in a Cloud of White Butterflies.

Jesse Sam Owens, J.D.

Song/poetry

Attorney Jesse Sam Owens, Jr., is a former Chairman of environmental and land use law section of the Florida Bar and also former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Center for the Arts. A guitarist, songwriter and poet, he has performed in major folk festivals in Florida and poetry events in Volusia County. His latest  book is The Way of Dreams and Other Musings.  

Dr. Deborah Lee Prescott


Prof. Deborah Lee Prescott is an author and playwright . She finds constant inspiration with Mitzvah, the blind dog and Daisy, the sassy cat, whom she writes about in children’s stories which have been translated into a number of different languages. She has a life-long interest in the Holocaust which she shares in lectures and writings. 

Diana Rubino


An Amazon Top 100 selling author, Diana has a passion for history that has taken her to every setting of her historical and biographical novels: England, France, Egypt, Italy, and all over the United States. The contemporary fantasy "Fakin' It", set in Manhattan, won a Romantic Times Top Pick award. She's the owner of engineering business CostPro Inc., golfer, pianist, racquetballer, fitness nut, Jersey Shore Italian, and real estate tycoon on the side.

Dr. Jim Shoopman

Academic Writing, Poetry, children's literature

Dr. Jim Shoopman is an Associate Professor Studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. He is an active churchman in the moderate Baptist tradition. He is the author of three children's books (The Zachary Hamm series) with Taylor and Seale Publishing and is under contract with McFarland Press, for Virtue and Victory: The Popular American Hero. He is also third editor and partial author of The fundamentalist Takeover in the Southern Baptist Convention (1997) and has authored a number of scholarly articles related to religion, sociology, and literature. Dr. Shoopman has a Ph.D. in Humanities and Religious studies from Florida State University.

 Tracy Tripp

Novels and Children's Books

Tracy Tripp graduated from SUNY Oswego and went on the Buffalo State College, where she earned her Master's in elementary education with a concentration in English. After teaching middle school for several years, she is now raising a family. She and her husband have three children. Her children's books reveal her understanding of the imagination of children, who love the books' style and stories. Her novels, too, reflect an understanding of the human psyche, with all its weaknesses and strengths. Women especially relate to the themes and plots.

Elizabeth Vollstadt


Elizabeth Weiss Vollstadt has worked as a writer, editor, and English teacher. Her latest books, Pairs on Ice and Pairs at Nationals, are contemporary novels for tweens. They let readers experience the highs and lows of competitive figure skating while showcasing problems faced by many preteens—difficult teammates, divorce, stepfamilies, and bullying. These books are inspired by Elizabeth’s love of skating and years as a skating mom when her daughter competed.Elizabeth has also published numerous children’s stories, non-fiction books for teens, a history of Florida for children, and Young Patriots, a collection of short story adventures of young people during the Revolution.


http://elizabethvollstadt.blogspot.com

Donna Lee Moore

Poetry 

Donna Lee Moore is a poet from the Great Dividing Ranges in Australia's New South Wales, an hour south of Sydney.  She grew up on a farm and was apprenticed as a poet to the land and its stories and later to one of Nashville's adopted sons, Chris Gantry.  Her passion is in education and in personal revolution."Donna's poems are word necklaces adorned with stellar agates, ancient garnets and breathing unknown colored stones..celestial wind chimes in the turbulence, lofty forgiving beauty songs at the beginnings and ending of all there is."  Chris Gantry,Award-winning Nashville poet and songwriter.


Barbara Cairns

Mysteries and YA

Barbara Cairns, a New Englander, is a former teacher and school principal who worked in Department of Defense schools in Labrador, Germany and Panama before retiring to Florida with her Englishman husband, Ian. she has written a history of Florida, children’s books, Young Adult novels and novels which inspire and grabs the interest of her readers.

Bob Bickford

Mystery Writer

BOB BICKFORD IS A PROLIFIC WRITER of gripping mysteries. His favorite enchanted place” is a library, where he enjoys spending much time."   Although he had a background which forced him to learn all the arts and tried to lead him into medicine, he found his way into what he loves best—writing and reading. His reading audience is very happy about this.  

Dr. Gini Graham Scott

Academic to Children's books

Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., CEO of Changemakers Publishing and Writing, is an internationally known writer, consultant, speaker, and workshop leader. the author of over 150 books, she writes on a variety of topics for people of all ages. Her books run the gamut from the very serious academic books to very appealing children’s books.  

Dee Ann Mallow

Novelist

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James Tierney

Writer, Artist

James Tierney takes young people on exciting adventures with his colorful, captivating characters as they embark on an imaginative quest which their ancestor promised to fulfill years before. The tales are almost mythological, with fairies, magical lands, evil Wombats and strange beings. Tierney has written two books and is now on his third. The Legend of Zierns and The Keeper of the Swords are fast-paced, interesting readings with Tierney's own creative art work. His memorable characters, such as Brudie, Brenda, Willow the Blue and Nivek have enticed fans to follow the stories.

Sandra Godfrey

Middle grade

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Mary Kay Pyles


Mary Kay Pyles, a retired elementary school principal and educator, saw many children who endured difficult life situations. She wrote Rise And Shine, Rosie to honor those who overcame their challenges and to encourage those who are still struggling. Rise And Shine Rosie won the coveted first place Royal Palm Literary award for unpublished middle-grade Fiction at the 2012 Florida Writers Conference

Dr. Gail Tanzer

Biographical fiction


Julia Ceravolo

Historic Novel 

Julia Ceravolo, fluent in both Italian and English, is very knowledgeable of Italian history. Her interest in history, as well as her rich understanding of the human spirit, is reflected in this intriguing novel. Under her legal name, Julia Foca Ceravolo, a local and national speaker, has written, hosted and co-produced 27 television programs which appeared nationally on EWTN and other stations.

Nick Green

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Nick Green has written a remarkable story about a man challenging himself to complete a task he had set up for himself.

He failed the first time, but the mountain beckoned, and he tried after he had lost spirit and against his own depression and won.  He is an upcoming writer with much promise. 

Terri Hoffman Curtis

Children's books

Terri Hoffman  has written two delightful little tales about a very sly fly who negotiates ownership of his new home atop an old gray mare.  He is a delightful little fly who changes the mare's life as well.  



Patrick Ziegler

War Veteran

Motivational Speaker and Writer

After two combat tours in Iraq, Patrick was wounded during the Fort Hood massacre in 2009. A college educated officer's candidate, he is a Purple Heart recipient. He has become an inspiration to others through his recovery and motivation to help others cope with traumatic incidents.  He is writing a book to share his experience in the global war on terrorism.  He has become a speaker working for  veterans'  advocacy.  His book A Bad Day at Work-- The Global War on Terrorism from 2005-2013.  It will be released this fall-winter season.  It relates the incident and his perspective.

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John Anthony Miller

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Gary Roen


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Sampson Oli

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REPLACE PICTURE 

Chris Cavallero 

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Susan Nadler

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Tom Towslee

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Linda Straubel

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Brenda Stanley

Deborah Lee Prescott

Professor of Holocaust Literature

 

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Jane Anderson

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Mr. and Mrs. Anderson’s delightful real life story is based on the antics of their own beloved Yorkie. Mrs. Anderson has been an art teacher and media specialist. Mr. Anderson had been a radio announcer, a businessman, and performer in the opera.

Very active people, they volunteered much time in pursuing civic and cultural activities. 

Frank Carmel Ceravolo 

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Frank Carmel Ceravolo is a graduate
 of Florida Atlantic University, and has
 degrees in both Administration and Biology. He is also a master falconer, and
has utilized his extensive knowledge
and experience with this ancient sport
in developing a system which prevents
 collisions between aircraft and wildlife
 in an effort to save lives. An entrepreneur and inventor, he is currently the
 president of his own company which revolves around one of his patent-pending designs. He has also worked as a case manager and guardian of abused children in the State of Florida. A frequent traveler and adventurer, he enjoys meeting people of diverse cultures, and spending time appreciating some of the most beautiful locales in the world. Writing, scuba diving, surfing, and sport driving are among his passions. 

Kim Ayers

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Dr. R. Nesmith

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Edward Mickolus

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Dr. Christina Raffini

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Joyce Senatro

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Melody Anglin

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Click on picture to go to Melody's website. 

Caroline Theriault

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Pels 

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Meagan Kish


  Meagan grew up in the Midwest but transplanted to the deep South more than a decade ago and never looked back. She's always been drawn to historical settings and all things mysterious, and from that perfect combination, the world and plight of the Sullivan family arose. Meagan has a degree in English with a background in editing and communications. She lives in Alabama with her husband, three daughters, and a rambunctious labradoodle and spends her spare time as a music instructor.

Bob Boese

Professor

Bob Boese's passion has always been on education and youth coaching and is the author of numerous sports and legal articles based on his long and productive career as an expert in environmental law and policy. His mystery writing reveals a knowledge of the fascinating experiences he has encountered. His first novel, The Secret Life of Mr. Cunningham will soon be followed by a trilogy of the Casey Mysteries.

Bai Lu

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Her family had been prominent, academic, aristocratic, and her sisters and brothers had privileges, but Bai Lu remembers living only in fear under the leadership of Mao Zedong. The need to hide their background, their struggle to survive, their deprivations, the hunger, the bad treatment by officials, the terror of saying or doing something wrong and provoking wrath, colored her days with dark strokes. A very revealing book of the documented history of that period. The history and suffering are real, though the story is an adaptation of the reality of the heroine. A Young Adult version is being prepared and will soon be published.

Dr. David Axelrod

Poet Laureate

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Ava Roulier 

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Logan Roulier

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Mary Custereri

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Lynn Kaiser Conrad

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Janet Becerra

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Patty Everett

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David Ask 

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Sandra Lynn Bush

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Paul de Brito

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Sylvia de Angelo 

Coming Soon 

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Sharon Kruger 

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Sharon Krueger, expert in home staging and interior design, is a very creative woman.  A lover of the arts, a singer, and a writer, her joy in creativity shines forth in her work.  Her first manuscript was a children's book, Happy Birthday Cayle, which was well-received.   Her next book, soon to be published by Taylor and Seale, is titled "I Will Never Leave You."  It is a serious book centering on victims of abuse. It concerns  a problem we often ignore, but is too real to be swept under the carpet. A very interesting book, it is as inspiring as it is instructive with an ending that will leave the reader with increased faith and love.

Chris Edmonds

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Richard Marchall

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Dr. Nancy Mims

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Michael Pedulla

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GW Kennedy

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Steve Marks

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Chris Gantry

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Virginia Slachman

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Brandy Winston

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Frank Speiser

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Julie Sipes

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Bob Stone

Series of Children's Fiction on Sports 

Bob Stone, has been and continues to be producer, writer, promoter, and photographer. His restless energy leads him into a number of avenues in which he always produces the best.  He enjoys the arts and continues to support them through his Stone Studios, his photography, and his public relations.  His latest venture is in writing a series of children's books which will showcase different sports.  They are inspirational and appeal strongly through the early elementary grades.  They are called The Ryley Series.  

JT Kunkel

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Gerry Tatham

Satire and Dry Wit

Gerry Tatham, a former professor,  is known for her satire and dry wit.  A master of satire, she has written numerous articles and provided much entertainment through newspapers and magazines.  Now retired, she has written a mystery novel that is a true beach read with a trick ending that is sure to leave the reader laughing.  It is titled Roger and Out.

She has presented to many groups.

Dr Georgianne Thomas

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Douglas Kimball

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Judy Lindquist

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Don Albert

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Joanna Gilbert Hilton

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Andrea Bosma

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Theresa Burns

Artist and Author

Theresa Burns is originally from Chicago, Ill. From a very earlshe knew she wanted to be an artist. She has illustrated 35 children's books, including two that she wrote. Many have received awards and very favorable reviews. Her books and art work have  received excellent reviews from Publishers Weekly, School Library journal and Writers DigestShe works in several mediums, including, watercolor, Ink and acrylics. Her murals are in hospitals, restaurants, schools and private homes, and her paintings sell in galleries throughout the United States.She is also a professional face painter. Theresa enjoys working with children, has taught art and also visits schools to read her books and share her passion for Illustration.

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Douglas Kimball

Artist/author

Brandy Winston

Artist

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Emily Aldin

Artist

Emily Aldin, a member of the National Honor Society and Cum Laude graduate of Mainland High School of Daytona Beach has won numerous prizes for her art work. She has been awarded a major Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship and is attending the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York to pursue a BFA, majoring in advertisement. 

Chris Holmes

White Rabbit Graphix

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Emily Krebaum

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Frank Ferrante

Artist and Author

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Conrad

Photography/Poet

James Tierney

Writer/Artist

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