Rosy and Carl Hugener
Rosy Hugener was born and raised in Mexico and is the descendent of one of the most prominent families in Yucatan, a family that has included governors, senators, bishops, historians and journalists. Her family members were
participants in many of the historical events described, and old family stories were what inspired Rosa first to researching, and then to writing about, the events in the book. Today, Rosa is a systems engineer who lives in the Chicago area.
Carl Hugener is a management consultant who works primarily in the banking industry. He is the author and co-author of a number of white papers and magazine articles on banking issues. His work has appeared in publications such as Banking Strategies, Cards & Payments and Digital Transactions.
“When I, as a Holocaust survivor, tell of what happened, the brutality is always
obvious,”Harris says. “It is true that the most horrendous and cruel crimes were perpetrated on the Jewish people and others during the war. I want to remind everyone that not all Germans or Polish or Ukrainians were bad people. There are, and always have been, many people in every nation who are good.”
“We should always try to find the good in everyone, to find ways to love and not to hate, that is the message of my story.”
Harris is retired from the insurance industry and lives with his wife Dede in the Chicago suburbs, near their children and grandchildren. Dede has written a teacher's guide and workbook to accompany Sammy: Child Survivor of the Holocaust.
Larry Kaplan is a practicing attorney and author. His book, Complex Federal Litigation, was published by Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill, Inc. His play, Clap Your Hands, was published by Performance Publishing Co.
Jeremy Poole a product of the South Wales valleys, born and brought up in the steel town of Ebbw Vale. After finishing in the local comprehensive school, he went on to complete an Honors degree, in Economics, at Swansea University. From there his career has been varied, from The Military (Sandhurst) to cleaning and selling insurance. Eventually, Jeremy, settled enthusiastically into teaching, firstly in Guernsey and then in Catalonia (North eastern Spain) where he now lives with his family.
Jeremy writes with a vengeance and has a love for all things written. He have currently completed four books, the first of which is George and Dewi; Part one of The Legacy of Brân, the Celts. The next two books in the series will be out in 2012. The Brân series looks at ancient Celtic
tales and legends, from the Mabinogion and beyond, and brings these dark tales to us in an action packed adventure form. Jeremy also has a passion for children’s comedy, ‘The family Itch’ and ‘Tricky’ will be published in early
2012. Both books will make you cringe and laugh
Jodi Epstein Rhum
Jodi Epstein Rhum was born and raised in
Illinois. She received her B.S. in Education from the University of Illinois.
Jodi has four children, two of whom have
POTS and one who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Having grown up with an undiagnosed mild case of POTS herself, she understands the complexities and frustrations of this syndrome, first hand. Jodi, who is a former middle school teacher, has devoted herself to POTS Awareness, since her children’s diagnosis three years ago. She has spoken at various schools in the area advocating for POTS patients as well as educating staff members and school nurses on the syndrome. She has spoken with many doctors and attends conferences trying to further educate herself on the illness.
Jodi started a POTS awareness site which now has over 3,000 members. She has been on the news and has been interviewed for many newspaper articles trying to raise awareness. She consults with numerous patients on a daily basis, giving advice and providing direction. This book POTS - Together We Stand; Riding the Waves of Dysautonomia, was a culminating effort to help others who suffer from POTS to learn through her experiences as a mother, a teacher and as a patient.
Ivonne Fenández Ancona
Ivonne Fernandez was born and raised in Mexico, but is currently residing in the United States. She graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana with a degree in Communication.
Her ten-year-old little brother, Eduardo, is her biggest fan, despite the difference in their ages. Ivonne has always told him stories, and it was he who encouraged her to write them down, calling her on the phone, asking
when he might read her book.
Ivonne does not have any awards yet, but has pride in knowing she has the best family and friends who support and believe in her. This book is for all of them.
Alina Oswald is a writer/photographer covering uncon-ventional, inconvenient and
sometimes taboo topics that populate human reality and imagination. Alina Oswald has documented the HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities for a decade, and her works have appeared in related publications and art shows. Her books include Vampire
Fantasies, a collection of vampire-inspired photography, The Awa-kening…, a poetic photographic collection and Backbone, a collection of images celebrating unsung LGBT and HIV/AIDS heroes. Contact her online at www.alina-arts.com or follow her blog, Unconventional—Expressions of Reality, atlinaoswald.blogspot.com.
Nate is a fairly successful theatre actor and director, turned blogger
and author from Derry, in Ireland (Londonderry, in Northern ireland if you're
picky). He began writing and just couldn't stop when he found an audience
listening to his every written word every day, and then was convinced to turn
his experience into a full book for prospective fathers, doting grandmothers,
and anyone who has ever been in contact with children in general. He still
continues his blog at www.nateomac.com and you can find him on twitter