Don Hilton was raised in a small town in northwest Pennsylvania by a family of “unapologetic storytellers” and was never quite sure if the tales he heard were true.
His life has been a broad mix of experiences; boat pilot, lab technician, sweetheart, husband, post-graduate research fellow, geologist, statistician, teacher, stand-up comedian, computer support analyst, father, martial arts instructor, freelance writer, and author.
According to Don, he’s done lots of dumb things that should have “killed him dead”.
The constant in Don’s life has been his storytelling. He claims that he’s still not as good as the old folks he used to listen to, but that he’s getting there.
Eric Defibaugh is a life-long resident of Lorain County and the father of three boys. An avid student of history and a passionate explorer of both natural and supernatural wonders, he has traveled extensively throughout North and Central America seeking adventure, wisdom and spiritual fulfillment.
Growing up listening to Art Bell’s Coast to Coast radio program, Eric has kept an open mind about the supernatural and has dedicated a significant amount of time to researching the stories and legends of his home state.
He and his wife,Judy own Scarlet Transportation & Adventure Tours, a tour bus company that focuses on local history and attractions in Lorain County and all of Ohio. Eric’s first book, Haunted Lorain County is a culmination of research for their Ghost Tours, which are available every October.
Diane Weinmann has been involved with animals all her life. She is an Animal Communicator, Healing Touch for Animal’s practitioner and Reiki Master. Diane uses interspecies telepathic communication to help our companion animals have a “voice”. Hearing their cries for help, she was drawn to provide comfort in the form of energy healing (Reiki, TTouch, Healing Touch for Animals).
She also uses sound and vibrational healing (tuning forks) and color techniques in her healing practice. Diane is able to bring balance into your pet’s energy systems.
In addition to animal communication, Diane uses Bach Flower essences and essential oils as a holistic method to facilitate emotional healing or to evoke a change in behavior. These healing modalities provide a sense of well-being with your beloved pet.
Please visit Diane’s website The Love Of Animals for more information on her animal communication and healing methods.
Summer In Jane’s Garden is a delightful story about a scarecrow who lives in the garden, the plants that grow there, and the creatures that Jane sees. This book is illustrated by Jane’s sister, Lois Huml Durda who is a professional artist.
Jane Huml is a retired special education teacher. She was born and raised in Cleveland and went to Cleveland Public Schools, where she later taught.
She lived in Shoreline, CT for over a decade where she worked with special needs adults at a Vocational Life Skills Center called VISTA.
While in Connecticut, Jane walked the beach every day and once again lives within walking distance of the lake in her Bay Village home.
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“Beyond and Between The Veil, Again” is Michael DeBenedictis’ latest work; making this his eleventh book, all of which are available in the shop. Michael designs all of his book covers.
Michael has been published in Fixional, Inc., an on-line literary magazine and in Across The Way – Shoreline.
A few of his writing influences are Bob Dylan, Walt Whitman, John Steinbeck.
In June of 2018, he presented at the National Writing Project – Kent State University – conference, as a 2x published and 9x self-published author of poetry and short stories, on the topic of finding one’s voice.
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“November is National Novel Writing Month where scribblers all across the planet commit to writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days (NaNoWriMo).
Personally, I prefer to pile up my words bit-by-bit throughout the year. So I’m usually pretty oblivious to the event.
This year, though, I talked with Jane at Appletree Books who told me about their special promotion for NaNoWriMo. For the third year, now, the independent bookstore is inviting writers of all ages, all formats, and all genres in the Greater Cleveland area to be one of their featured artists of the month by writing in the storefront windows.
Huh…writer under glass. It sounded intriguing, so I’m going to give it a go on November 26 & 27 from 10am-12pm. I’ll no doubt be working on my latest novel, Article 15.
Stop on by if you get a chance and wave–but don’t tap on the glass.”
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Vince McKee is a growing force in the sports literary world. His first seven books all helped to build his credibility as a top-notch chronicler of the impact of Ohio sports. Vince is also the MMA correspondent for neosportsinsiders.com. He has also spent time as a High School Beat Reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer & The Medina Gazette. His work has been featured in SLAM Magazine, ESPN Sports Nation and Drennan Live. He has been called the go to source with anything involving sports history. He has personally interviewed some of the biggest names in Cleveland Sports history for his books, including a one on one with Bill Belichick.
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Join in the fun and celebrate the 100th anniversary of Vermilion’s Ritter Library with a ‘book’ scavenger hunt.
Book displays will be hidden in many Vermilion stores until July 21.
Shoppers are challenged to find the book titles at each store, then entered to win a grand prize.
The winner will be drawn at a free, community-wide picnic in Victory Park on Sunday, July 22nd
This is my ‘book’ ~
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