CONTRIBUTORS

From Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

Contributors

Joan Wester Anderson is a bestselling author and is recognized around the world as an authority on angelic and miraculous intervention in everyday life. Over 2 million copies of her books have been sold. She can be reached at PO Box 1694, Arlington Heights, IL 60006.

Marsha Arons is a writer and speaker. Her areas of interest include women’s issues, child-parent relationships, Christian-Jewish relations, and focusing on the positive aspects of life. She is delighted to be a contributor to the Chicken Soup books including Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul. In addition, Marsha’s stories, essays and articles have appeared in Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Woman’s Day, Woman’s World and Reader’s Digest. She is currently at work on a collection of stories having to do with parenting and a novel for young adults. She can be reached for writing and speaking assignments at her e-mail address: [email protected]. or by calling 847-329-0280.

Aaron Bacall is a New York cartoonist whose work appears in magazines, books and advertisements. He worked as a pharmaceutical research chemist and a university educator before turning to full-time cartooning. He can be reached somewhere in cyberspace at [email protected] or via fax at 718370-2629.

Sandra Julian Barker is a freelance writer with short stories and articles in a number of newspapers and magazines. She hopes to one day be a published novelist. She and her husband have three children and live in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Deborah Bebb is a freelance writer and editor. Most of her articles are about real people and the miracles that touch their lives. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, Michael, and her 13-year-old son, Douglas. She can be reached at 602-581-3751.

Bits & Pieces, the magazine that inspires the world, has motivated and amused millions for almost 30 years. For your free issue, call 800-526-2554. Available in English, Spanish and Japanese.

Judy Bodmer watched her sons, who are now in college, play sports for over 10 years in Kirkland, Washington. She works as a library assistant at Lake Forest Park and teaches creative writing at Lake Washington Technical College. Along with her husband, Larry, she volunteers her time working with engaged and married couples through her church.

Carolyn Campbell has published more than 200 articles in national magazines such as Ladies’Home Journal, Family Circle, Firstfor Women, Woman’s World and Guideposts. She is also a monthly columnist for Business Startups. Her articles have been published internationally in Hong Kong, Germany, Denmark and Australia. Her areas of specialty include informational topics, relationships and lifestyle issues, and articles about women, particularly those who overcome obstacles to achieve success. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and four children who range in age from 21 to 7. She can be reached at 801-943-6571.

Bill Canty’s cartoons have appeared in many national magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Woman’s World, National Review and Medical Economics. His syndicated feature All About Town runs in 40 newspapers. Bill can be reached at PO Box 1053, S. Wellfleet, MA 02663 or call 508-349-7549.

Dave Carpenter has been a full-time cartoonist and humorous illustrator since 1981. His cartoons have appeared in Barrons, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s World, First, the Saturday Evening Post and numerous other publications. Dave can be reached at PO Box 520, Emmetsburg, IA 50536 or by calling 712-852-3725.

Mary Chambers’ cartoons come straight from her experiences as a mother of seven. She is the author of the cartoon books Motherhood Is Stranger Than Fiction and Church Is Stranger Than Fiction. She coauthored Faith in Orbit with four cartoonists. She and her family live in Carthage, Missouri.

Liane Kupferberg Carter is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, McCall’s, Child, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Newsday. She lives with her family in Westchester, New York, and is a community activist on behalf of children with special needs. She can be reached at [email protected]

Diana L. Chapman is a national award-winning writer and a major contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She was a journalist for fourteen years who worked at the San Diego Union and Los Angeles Copley newspapers. She specializes in human interest stories and is currently working on a book. She left reporting in 1992 after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Diana has been married for nine years and has one son, Herbert “Ryan” Hart. She can be reached by writing to P.O. Box 414, San Pedro, CA 90733.

Billie B. Chesney is a native of Kansas. She is a grandmother of five, a Bible study leader and a freelance writer. Her essays, short stories and reminiscences have won several awards and have been published in Good Old Days, Cappers and One of a Kind magazines. A theme book soon to be published by Reminisce magazine will include some of her work. Billie and her husband, Dale, live in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Rebecca Christian is the mother of three and is a humorous and inspirational speaker/writer who has spoken at many annual meetings and women’s conferences. Her work has appeared in over 100 magazines and newspapers. She can be reached at 641 Alta Vista St., Dubuque, IA 52001. Phone/fax 319-582-9193.

Dan Clark is the international ambassador of the “Art of Being Alive.” He has spoken to over 2 million people worldwide. Dan is an actor, songwriter, recording artist, video producer and award-winning athlete. He is the well-known author of seven books, including Getting High—How to Really Do It, One Minute Messages, The Art of Being Alive and Puppies for Sale and Other Inspirational Tales. He can be reached at PO Box 8689, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 or call 801-485-5755.

Margie Coburn retired recently from her local hospital after 25 years. Her freelance writings are mostly inspirational or reflective of her interesting, happy life experiences. She enjoys church work, public speaking and being a volunteer historical site tour guide. She lives at 106 Azalea St., Greenville, NC 27834 or call 919-752-3219.

Muriel Cochrane and her husband are in their 80s. They lost their son, John in 1966 during the Vietnam War. They have four lovely daughters, 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Muriel has written several poems over the years dealing with home, family and friendships.

Shari Cohen is the author of eight books for children. She also writes articles for magazines and newspapers about family life. Shari lives in Woodland Hills, California, with her husband, Paul, and their three teenagers. She can be reached at PO Box 6593, Woodland Hills, CA 91365.

Alice Collins, wife, mother, and grandmother defrosts chicken, has hot flashes, misplaces her glasses and celebrates family life in her columns and books, or when speaking in front of audiences. She can be reached next to the over flowing hamper in Oak Lawn, Illinois, at 708-422-7568.

Lynnette Curtis is a senior English major at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also works as an editorial assistant at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]

Edith M. Dean is a freelance author of three (coauthor with George Andersen of one) and more than 250 articles. Her work is inspirational. She lives with her husband, Jim, in Conway, Arkansas.

Benita Epstein is a freelance cartoonist whose work has appeared in over 150 books and magazines such as Punch, Barron’s and the Saturday Evening Post. She also has dozens of greeting cards published by Marcel Shurman and Silver Dog. You can reach her at (fax) 760-634-3705 or [email protected]

Judy Farris is the mother of two teenage daughters. For the past several years, she has devoted all her free time to writing poetry and short prose and is involved in community college theatre in Palm Desert, Cal;ifornia, where she lives with her husband, Karl.

Donna Getzinger writes stories, novels and plays for children. She also writes fantasy novels for adults. Her work has appeared in such publications as Children’s Digest, Funny Times, Listen and What’s Love? Love Prints Novellettes. Also a professional singer, Donna invites you to inquire about her music or fiction. She can be reached at 213-718-0036.

Randee Goldsmith is the product manager for Chicken Soup for the Soul at Health Communications, Inc. She is the mother of one son, Alan. Originally from Southfield, Michigan, Randee is a graduate of Michigan State University. Currently living in Boca Raton, Florida, Randee can be reached at Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.

Linda Goodman has shared her stories with audiences throughout the country. She was the 1995 recipient of the Excellency in Storytelling Award presented by Connecticut’s Storytelling Institute. Her tape, Jesse and Other Stories, and her short-story collection, Daughters of the Appalachians, have received glowing reviews. You can reach Linda at 978-562-9575.

Jacquelin Gorman is the author of the nationally acclaimed memoir The Seeing Glass, published by Penguin Putnam, Inc. in 1997. She is now working on her first novel.

Jennifer Graham lives in Naperville, Illinois, with her husband, Bob, and their two children, Charley and Katherine. Jennifer’s colorful family provides endless material for her freelance writing. She can be reached at 630-717-6788.

Loretta Hall is the mother of three girls and the grandmother of two. To maintain a family-oriented schedule while contributing to the family income, she works as a freelance writer. Her articles deal with family issues, business topics and technological developments. She can be reached at 505-293-2337.

Jean Harper is a wife, mother of two, writer, public speaker and pilot for United Airlines, currently a captain on the Boeing 757. She considers her finest talent to be storytelling and uses her varied and unusual background in public speaking to address the subjects of aviation, Christianity and career guidance as well as inspirational topics.

Amy Hilliard-Jones is president of the Hilliard-Jones Marketing Group, a consulting firm in Chicago specializing in multicultural marketing. She enjoys being the mother of Angelica and Nicholas, and looks forward to writing and speaking more about her search for success, sanity and spiritual fulfillment.

Colleen Derrick Horning is a segment producer for WFAA-TV’s Good Morning Texas, which airs live daily on ABC in Dallas, Texas. She especially enjoys producing the “Mom” segments. Her husband, Rob, also works at WFAA-TV. They’ve been married for six years and their combined family includes Nicholas, 16, and Sterling, 4. Colleen, as any writing mother would do, logs Sterling’s amazing daily quotes. His latest: “Lucy, I’m home!”

Maryann Lee Jacob is a psychology teacher at Stevens High School in Rapid City, South Dakota. She has several poems published in South Dakota’s Prairie Winds. She also has a college grammar book published entitled Fundamentals of English. She has five children and can be reached at 3304 Idlewild Court, Rapid City, SD or call 605-341-2843.

Jane Jayroe, Miss America 1967, has had a distinguished career as a television news anchor in the Oklahoma City and Dallas/Ft. Worth markets. She currently writes and produces inspirational and/or health messages for the broadcast and print markets. She has been published in McCall’s, Out of the Blue Delight Comes into Your Life and The Daily Oklahoman. She is working on her first book. For information about her audiocassette tapes Daily De votionals, write to her at PO Box 21537, Oklahoma City, OK 73156.

Sandy Jones wrote for the Manson Journal an Iowa newspaper, before moving to Santa Ana, California. She has written programs for church and children’s theatre, and articles on marriage enrichment, wedding planning and family. Sandy and her husband, Steve, just completed their first book, a light-hearted story about becoming new grandparents.

Anne Jordan, R.N., is a mother of three and president of Children and Families, Inc. with her husband, Tim Jordan, M.D. They provide counseling for families, parenting and couples classes, and self-esteem summer camps for kids and teens. For information call 314-530-1883 or write 444 Chesterfield Center, Suite 205, Chesterfield, MO 63017.

Sherwin Kaufman is the grandson of the noted humorist Sholom Aleichem. He is a retired physician with a new career as a composer, lyricist and poet. A Child’s Vision is one of a group of his poems and lyrics about children. He can be reached at 212-744-5788.

Christina Keenan is a freelance writer and poet who is also a registered nurse. She is a winner of several writing awards and is a published poet. Her work explores women’s issues and motherhood. She specializes in creating custom gift poetry for occasions close to her heart. Christina resides in Frankfort, Illinois. She may be reached at 815-464-6843.

Mary Kenyon is the mother of six homeschooled children and author of Homeschooling from Scratch. She helps her husband, David, with the mail-order aspect of their bookstore, Once Upon a Time Family Books, in Manchester, Iowa. She can be reached at 319-927-6616.

Emily Perl Kingsley is a mother, lecturer and professional writer who has received 11 Emmy awards for her work writing scripts and songs for Se same Street. A frequent speaker on the subject of disability rights, she serves on a committee to improve the way disabled people are portrayed in the media. She and her son, Jason, who has Down’s syndrome, have appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America and All My Child re n.

Evelyn S. Kraut is a retired mathematics teacher and holds a Ph.D in Educational Theory. She is a full-time volunteer for Jewish Federation of Broward County, Florida. Her articles, stories and letters are published in local papers. She also raises scholarship funds for Hunter College, New York City.

Antoinette Kuritz is a career mom who has also taught at both the high school and elementary levels. Currently, she is a community relations coordinator for Barnes & Noble. She also writes a family focus column for a local newspaper. She can be reached at PO Box 67, Del Mar, CA 92014.

Cindy Ladage is a farmer’s wife and mother of three children. She helps her husband on the farm and works part-time at the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety. She also works as a freelance writer, writing both fiction and non-fiction material. She can be contacted at 35216 E. 5th Rd., Virden, IL 62690.

Victoria Lapikas is a full-time mother of four children. She works for a home medical equipment company and is a part-time student at Penn State University. She and her husband, Tom, live in Sharon, Pennsylvania.

Rosemary Laurey is a writer and special education teacher who considers the raising of three wonderful men her greatest oeuvre. A native of England, Rosemary lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, George.

Kathryn Lay is a freelance writer and author living in Bedord, Texas, with her husband, Richard, and their daughter. Her writing includes personal experiences and inspirational pieces as well as children’s fiction. She can be reached at 817-285-0166.

Jacklyn Lee Lindstrom recently retired and is at last devoting full time to her two passions—writing and painting. Her belief that “a smile lifts the spirit and makes fewer wrinkles” is reflected in her writings about the lighter side of life. You can contact her at 13533 Lynn Ave. S., Savage, MN 55378 or call 612-890-9333.

Michael Lindvall is a writer and minister and serves the First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as pastor. He grew up in Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is married to Terri, an artist. They have three children, Madeline, Benjamin and Grace. The story included is from The Good News from North Haven, available from Pocket Books. He is currently at work on a second book, also a collection of stories about life in community.

Sharon Linnéa has been a book editor and a staff writer for four national magazines. She and her husband have a son, Jonathan, and daughter, Linnéa. She speaks often at writers’ conferences, as well as to schools on kids’ needs for heroes. Autographed copies of either of her two latest books, the young-adult biographies Raoul Wallenberg: The Man Who Stopped Death (JPS) and Princess Ka’iulani, Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People (Eerdmans) can be purchased by sending $15.00 payable to Sharon Linnéa, c/o Shimersbrook, 290 River Road, Montague, NJ 07827.

Mike Lipstock is a 73-year-old optician who started writing after retirement. His work has appeared in close to 100 magazines and four anthologies. He is listed in The Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers.

Jeanette Lisefski is the proud mother of three fantastic children and the founder of At-Home Mothers’ Resource Center and the National Association of At-Home Mothers. These organizations provide mothers-at-home and those who want to be—with a wide array of information, services, support and encouragement to help make at-home motherhood work for them. You can reach Jeanette at At-Home Mothers’ Resource Center, 406 E. Buchanan, Fairfield, IA 52556 or fax her at 515-469-3068; e-mail: [email protected]

Mary Marcdante is an insightful, warm, down-to-earth professional speaker, trainer and writer whose programs on personal change, stress management and communication bring solutions and fun to conventions, businesses, communities and health-care conferences around the world. She helps people make healthier choices, push personal boundaries and live more creative, inspired and fulfilling lives. She is the author of Inspiring Words for Inspiring People and the upcoming Questions for My Mother. She can be reached at 619-792-6786 or write to PO Box 2417, Del Mar, CA 92014 or e-mail at [email protected]

Terry Marotta is a syndicated columnist and author of I Thought He Was a Speed Bump, and Other Excuses from Life in the Fast Line, which is a collection of reader-favorite pieces. She lives with her husband, David, and six or seven other various life forms in Winchester, Massachusetts.

Dennis McCormick is beginning his junior year at West Chester University in Pennsylvania majoring in psychology. He wrote the story for his mother for Mother’s Day in ’96 while a senior in high school. He was about thirteen years old when the actual game tool place. This is his first published work although he has been writing since he was very young. His home address is P.O. Box 931, Millsboro, DE 19966, or e-mail at [email protected]

Janet Meyer is a writer and therapist in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She lives with her husband, Gerry, daughter, Melissa, and keeshond, Kudos. Her passions include parenting, pets and travel. Motherhood continues to amaze and inspire her.

Amsheva Miller lived in India where she and her husband adopted three Indian children and then returned to the United States. She is the developer and teacher of Cellular Repatterning™ , a healing modality derived from an ancient Indian tradition of vibrational healing.

Sharon Drew Morgen is the author of Selling with Integrity and Sales on the Line . She teaches conscious communication through sales worldwide and is a keynote speaker and sales consultant. She founded The Dystonia Society in England. Her son George is a parolympic silver medalist. Reach her at 505-776-2509.

John Morris is a motivational speaker and writer who uses his major league baseball experiences—including playing in the World Series—as metaphors to illustrate techniques and attitudes needed for business and personal success. John lives with his wife, Linda, and two cats in St. Petersburg, Florida. You can reach him at 813-345-2722.

Sue Moustakas, mother of five, designed her career to combine raising the children with the love of teaching. She owns and operates SANDBOX Pre-Schools in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. She teaches early childhood classes and is a firm believer that young children are wizards.

Tom Mulligan is a freelance writer living in North Michigan. He writes articles, essays and fiction. He can be contacted for writing assignments at 8427 E. Au Sable Rd., St. Helen, MI 48656.

Sheryl Nicholson is an international professional speaker and mother of five. She speaks on leadership, sales and balancing life. Sheryl presents over 100 seminars a year to men and women. She is often seen on television and heard on radio. She can be contacted at 800-245-3735 or at her website, sheryl.com.

W. Shirley Nunes is an award-winning writer from Fairfield, California. Raised and educated in England, she came to the U.S. with her U.S.A.F. husband in 1963. She has a Master’s degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University. She is a church musician for the Sacramento diocese and a retired English teacher.

Linda O’Camb is a registered nurse and proud mother of four children: Steve, George, Cheryl and Jennifer. She has three grandchildren: Bryanna, Landon and Kaela. Linda believes the bond between mother and child is like no other. She really enjoys her newfound family. Linda and her family live in Fillmore, Utah.

Rochelle Pennington is a freelance writer currently finishing her first book, A Turning. As a stay-at-home mother and wife, she is actively involved in Christian education and volunteer care for the terminally ill through Hospice Hope. She can be reached at N1911 Double D Road, Campbellsport, WI 53010 or call 414-533-5880.

Christine Beyer Perez grew up in Michigan but now lives in Kansas with her husband, Rudy, and their children, Valentina, Francesca and Jordan. She has written for Cosmopolitan and other national magazines and is currently managing editor of Kansas City Persona. Write to her at 14944 Glenwood, Overland Park, KS 66223.

Faye Porter lives with her husband, Sam, and three dogs and two cats. She has two children and one granddaughter. She is a registered radiologic technologist specializing in mammography.

Sarah A. Rivers is a Salem College graduate and a non-resident member of the Junior League of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her interests lie in writing inspirational poetry and nonfiction articles for publication. She and her husband, Ralph, live in Dallas, Texas. Sarah can be reached at 214-503-0195.

Dan Rosandich draws for publications nationwide including magazines, book publishers and newsletters and will tackle any assignments. His work has appeared in Saturday Evening Post and National Review. Rosandich can be reached anytime, voice or fax at 906-482-6234.

Joseph C. Rosenbaum is a retired accountant, living in Pembroke Pines, Florida, with his lovely wife, Christine. His son, Philip, is a business news producer for CNN in New York. Joseph survived the holocaust in Poland. After the war, he moved to the United States. His hobbies are writing, reading, walking, exercising and traveling.

Kathy Ryan is a widowed mother of four children. She is the director of social ministries and family life in a parish on Long Island. Kathy’s work includes a ministry to young moms, bereaved people, and those divorced and separated. She uses storytelling as a vehicle for growth and healing in all her Family Life Programs.

Harley Schwadron is a self-taught cartoonist living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He worked as a journalist and public relations writer before switching to cartooning full-time in 1984. His cartoons appear in Barron’s, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal and many others. He can be reached at PO Box 1347, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 or call 313-426-8433.

Niki Sepsas is a freelance writer and tour guide living in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to articles for travel and adventure magazines, he writes company and personality profiles, advertising copy, corporate newsletters, and marketing brochures. He can be reached at 205-942-5335.

Jeannie Ecke Sowell is a wife of 32 years, mother of two, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of one. She and her husband, Pickalleo, live in Camp Wood, Texas, where they work side by side in their own taxidermy studio. She can be reached at 210-597-3264.

Michael L. Staver is a motivational speaker/consultant and personal coach. He is passionately committed to encouraging people to pursue their dreams. When he is not on the road, he lives in California. He can be reached at 714741-3012.

LeAnn Thieman is an author and speaker. Her presentations inspire us to live our priorities and balance our lives physically, mentally and spiritually while making a difference in the world. To order This Must Be My Brother, her book recounting the Babylift adventure, send $15.00 payable to LeAnn Thieman, 112 North College, Fort Collins, CO 80524. She can also be contacted at [email protected].

Gerald E. Thurston Jr. is the drug prevention coordinator for a school district in Visalia, California. He is also pursuing a master’s degree in interpersonal communication. He writes creatively as a hobby and is available to present workshops on organizational and interpersonal communication. He can be reached at 209-625-8805.

Judith Towse-Roberts is head of the creative writing department of Paseo Academy Arts High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She holds two master’s degrees in counseling and secondary English. Judith is also an adjunct professor at Avila College. She is the mother of Tommy, Lisa and Jenni, her greatest loves.

Daryl Ott Underhill is president of In Any Event, Inc., specializing in motivational marketing programs and special interest publications. Her latest book project is Writes of Passage ... Every Woman Has a Story. She can be reached at 4236 Rancho Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85018 or call 602-952-9472.

Glenn Van Ekeren is a dynamic speaker and trainer who is dedicated to assisting people and organizations in maximizing their potential. Glenn is the author of The Speaker’s Sourcebook, The Speaker’s Sourcebook II and the popular Potential newsletter. Glenn has a wide variety of written publications and audio and video presentations available. He can be reached at People Building Institute, 330 Village Circle, Sheldon, IA 51201 or call 800-899-4878.

Phyllis Volkens, an Iowa native, had a unique talent for transcribing life experiences from her heart to the printed page. When asked what she wrote about, she would say, “I write about people, what makes them laugh and cry.” Her writing appeared in various newspapers and magazines including the Denver Post,Reader’s Digest and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul. Phyllis passed away May 3, 1996. We all miss her.

Barbara L. Warner lives with her husband, Brian, and two sons outside of Dallas, Texas. She is a high school English teacher and freelance writer who is working to promote the fostering and adoption of our country’s waiting children.

David Weatherford, Ph.D., is a child psychologist who has published numerous academic works as well as humorous, romantic and inspirational poems. He self-published Love Is, a book of aphorisms. His writing is influenced by coping with long-term kidney dialysis and surviving cancer. “Tribute to Mothers” is based on a poem written for his mother on Mother’s Day. Contact David at 1658 Doubletree Lane, Nashville, TN 37217.

Beatrice Weeks is a wife, mother and registered nurse. She returned to the University of Michigan at age 50, earned a B.A. and subsequently wrote The Secret of the Tenth Planet. She presently enjoys her winters in New Port Richey, Florida, and summers near Manistee, Michigan.

Sue West is a publisher, educator, writer and meditation instructor. She has lived on four continents and feels at home just about everywhere. She can be reached at 5540 Fremont St., Oakland, CA 94608.

Jeanne White is the founder and president of The Ryan White Foundation, a national educational organization dedicated to preventing the further spread of HIV among youth. She speaks throughout the United States about her son, Ryan, and her work in AIDS prevention. She has written, with Susan Dworkin, Weeding Out the Tears: A Mother’s Story of Love, Loss and Renewal. Published April, 1997 by Avon Books. Jeanne can be reached through the foundation at 1717 W. 86th St., Suite 220, Indianapolis, IN 46260 or call 800-4447926.

Robert F. Whittle Jr. is an officer, an engineer and a farmer from Mystic, Connecticut. After graduating from West Point in 1990, Captain Whittle soldiered for five years in Germany and Korea, then earned an M.S. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas. He loves skiing, traveling and writing.

Jane Harless Woodward is an attorney and college professor. She and her husband, Larry, live in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Peggy Andy Wyatt has appeared in national publications as well as those in countries around the world. She is presently the editorial cartoonist for a newspaper in Destin, Florida, having won several Florida Press Association Awards. She studied at Boston University and the Art Students League in New York City, completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Miami, Florida. She can be reached at PO Box 427, Destin, FL 32540.

Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D., is an international lecturer and consultant living in Del Mar, California. She is the author of 14 books published in 28 languages including the bestseller Values from the Heartland and Gifts of the Heart. Her story is reprinted from Values from the Heartland (Health Communications, Inc.). You can contact Bettie by writing to 3060 Racetrack View Dr., Del Mar, CA 92014.

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