Featured Author September – Lee Marie Klose

Lee Klose was born in California and now lives in Arizona. Her book, Late for the Buss: An Adoption Story explores the confusion she felt as a child and the challenges she faced as an adult seeking biological information on her family of origin. After a lifetime of searching, she discovered that she is the eldest daughter of Dr. Gerald Buss, the legendary owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. With six younger siblings who knew nothing about her and the realization that she has no legal claim to the family wealth, Lee continued to write and eventually met her siblings and most importantly, her mother, JoAnn just before she passed away on January 21, 2022. In this interview, I sit down with Lee to discuss her story and what it is like to be Unknown Buss.

Author Spotlight: L. M. Connolly

L.M. Connolly MS DVM spent twenty-six years as an associate veterinarian at a private practice. It’s a career filled with compassion fatigue, depression, suicide, and struggle. Learn more about Dr. Connolly and the inspiration behind her captivating story through our discussion.

Featured Author August – Raul Ramos

Raul Ramos is the author of the best-selling autobiography, Ese to Master Jefe. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Raul grew up in harsh poverty. Lacking structure, guidance, and searching for purpose, he fell victim to street gang life at an early age. After years as a hardcore gang member, he set out to make a lasting change and turn his life around. He joined the United States Navy and has served for 24 years. Despite his humble beginnings and past, he has earned the highest of the enlisted ranks, E9 Master Chief.

Featured Author July – Gregg McBride

Get to know our featured author for July, Gregg McBride! Gregg is a film and television writer/producer. One of his best known works is the film A Heavenly Christmas, which premiered to the highest ratings in Hallmark Channel history. In addition to film writing, Gregg is also an author of three book, Weightless, Just Stop Eating So Much, and his newest children’s book, Biron the Bee Who Couldn’t.

Featured Author June – Kristin Griffith

For all of June, BookBaby Bookshop is dedicated to highlighting our LGBTQ author community and all of the relevant books during the important days of Pride Month. So, take the time to get to know Kristin Griffith – a prolific writer who has authored several publications on LGBTQ topics, founded the LGBT graduate student, faculty, and staff organization at Rice University, and facilitated support groups at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

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