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Authors

2014 Authors
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Andrea Beaty Bio coming soon.


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Caroline Carlson Bio coming soon.


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Sharon Flake Bio coming soon.


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Chris Gabenstein Bio coming soon.


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Paul Griffen Bio coming soon.


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Jackie Hopkins Bio coming soon.


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Harvey Oyer is a fifth generation South Floridian, an archeologist and an attorney. He draws upon his wealth of knowledge to write books about his great-grand uncle, Charlie Pierce. The Pierce family was the first non-native family to live in Southeast Florida. The Adventures of Charlie Pierce, The Last Egret, was chosen by the School District of Palm Beach County as a district wide read for all fourth graders. His newest book is The Adventures of Charlie Pierce, The Last Calusa. Oyer is a popular local speaker. http://www.theadventuresofcharliepierce.com/ Readers: All who love the history of South Florida.


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Dan Poblocki Bio coming soon.


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Eliot Schrefer Bio coming soon.


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Vivian Vande Vilde Bio coming soon.

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Marianne Berkes Bio coming soon.


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Sharon Draper Bio coming soon.


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Donna Gephart Bio coming soon.


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Rhonda Gowler Greene Bio coming soon.


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Lisa Harkrader Bio coming soon.


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Michael Patrick O'Neill is an internationally award winning photographer. He has combined his love for the sea and all that lives in and near it with a lovefor preserving the environment and created masterful books for the young readers. And, you don't have to be young to appreciate the underwater photography! O'Neill is another Palm Beach County resident who's audience reaches far beyond his hometown. http://www.mpostock.com Readers: All ages


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Erica Perl Bio coming soon.


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James Ponti Bio coming soon.


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Liesl Shurtliff Bio coming soon.



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Tyler Whitesides has always loved telling stories. Growing up, he was even willing to do extra housework if his mom would type his stories on the computer. He has worked as a music teacher, fireworks shooter, and a janitor. He lives in Logan, Utah, with his wife, Connie, who teaches 3rd grade. He is the author of the Janitors series. Visit his site at www.tylerwhitesides.com.

Readers: Elementary School

Programs

Here’s the schedule to help you plan your day at April is for Authors!

Schedule and program for April is for Authors 2015 will be online April 1, 2015.

Special Events

The more you read, the more things you know.
The more you learn, the more places you will go - Dr. Seuss

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Special Events for 2014-2015:

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4th Annual Poetry Contest, hosted by the Palm Beach County Reading Council in conjunction with April is for Authors
Palm Beach County Reading Council will announce the 2015 theme in January 2015. The contest is open to all students enrolled in grades K-12, in the Palm Beach County School District.  The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the April is for Authors event.
 
Sunday, April 12, 2:00-4:00pm, Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach, 2nd Annual April is for Authors Day 2!  Day 2 is an Emerging Authors Information Workshop.  A panel discussion featuring experts in publishing, self-publishing, and e-publishing, with opportunities for emerging authors (Children and Young Adult literature) to interact with panelists and other event authors. Students and adults can take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions to experts in the field of publishing and genres.  
 
Check back for additional events!
 
 

The mission of April is for Authors is to provide a county-wide literary experience bringing together authors, teachers, students and families to share their love of books. 

But an event such as April is for Authors cannot exist without the financial support of the community, especially those of you who love books and want to help promoting kids living literate lives! Why not consider being a friend of April is for Authors? An annual donation to the Russ Corser Foundation will help to ensure that April is for Authors can continue this year and for years to come!   

Any donation is sincerely appreciated! But a minimum of $100 is suggested. The names of the friends of April is for Authors will be listed in the event program. All donations are tax deductible.

Russ Corser Foundation
(funding sponsor for April is for Authors)
4488 Hickory Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33418

 

 

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Calendar

2014 Authors’ School Visits
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Andrea Beaty

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
     St Andrews Timber Trace  PBGHS

CarolineCarlson

Caroline Carlson

April 9 April 10 April 11 April 12 April 11
        PBGHS

ChrisGrabenstein

Chris Grabenstein

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
       Seminole Trails/Sunset Palms PBGHS

PaulGriffin

Paul Griffin

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
  GCHS  PBLHS PBGHS PBGHS

JackieHopkins

Jackie Hopkins

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
        PBGHS

HarvyOyer

Harvey Oyer

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
        PBGHS

EricaPerl

Erica Perl

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
   

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 Pleasant City

 Timber Trace PBGHS

DanPoblocki

Dan Poblocki

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
        PBGHS

EliotSchrefer

Eliot Schrefer

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
     AM Independence   PBGHS

VivianVandeVeldt

Vivian Vandi Vilde

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
        PBGHS

MarianneBerkes

Marianne Berkes

April 17 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
 Lighthouse EL    Elbridge Gale  Palmetto PBGHS

SharonDraper

Sharon Draper

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
       AM Independence PBGHS

DonnaGephart

Donna Gephart

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
        PBGHS

RhondaGeeneGowler

Rhonda Growler Greene

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
       pm Seminole Trails PBGHS

LisaHarkrader

Lias Harkrader

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
        PBGHS

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Michael Patrick O'Neill

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
        PBGHS

JamesPonti

James Ponti

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
         

LieslShurtliff

Liesl Shurtliff

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
        PBGHS

TylerWhitesides

Tyler Whitesides

April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11
     Seminole Trails  am Franklin Acd PBGHS

Posters and Maps

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Detailed map for Public Parking
Access to public parking for Palm Beach Gardens Heigh School
Large Map
Large map detailing directions wiht I-95 exits.
Full Size Printable Poster
Here are some posters to give to friends, take to the office, put in the teachers' lounge, share at your book club, or leave at the gym!
Double Printable Poster
Here is a smaller poster to give to friends, take to the office, put in the teachers' lounge, share at your book club, or leave at the gym!

Board of Directors

Co-Chairs:

Sue Slone, Retired Elementary School Principal
Helen Zientek, Retired Library Media Specialist

Volunteer Coordinator: Thais Villanueva, Retired Elementary School Principal

REPRESENTING THE PARTNERS:
Sally Bailey, Retired Municipal Librarian, American Association of University Women 
Kristin Calder, Chief Executive Officer, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County
Cilla Jacobsen, Youth Services Director, Palm Beach County Library System
Jennifer McQuown, Youth Services Manager, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
Lauren Pfretzschner, CRM, Barnes&Noble, Legacy Place
Leah Plocharczyk, Assistant Librarian, MacArthur Campus, FAU
Wendy Rosenfeld, Outreach Services Manager, Palm Beach County Library System
Hollyanne Ruffner, Library Media Services, School District of Palm Beach County
Jeanne Siccone, Director of Children's Literacy, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County
Rebecca Smykla, Library Media Services, School District of Palm Beach County
Deb Svec, Library Media Specialist, Palm Beach Gardens High School
REPRESENTING THE COMMUNITY:
Terry Gearing, Director of University Relations, MacArthur Campus, FAU
Amy Gyau-Moyer, Children's Services Council, Palm Beach County
Stefanie Pectal, Reading Council, Palm Beach County
Alyssa Rudinsky, Franklin Academy
Rebekah Yami, Palm Springs Public Library

Get in touch

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This map shows a detailed street view for Palm Beach Gardens High School, please NOTE that parking for Palm Beach Gardens High School is off of Lilac Street, not on Holly Drive. Detailed Map This map shows the I-95 exits, one north and one south, for Palm Beach Gardens High School.

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