Eric Peterson is a high school science teacher and a content creator from California. He is widely known on TikTok and YouTube as Planet Peterson. He is best known for talking to flat Earthers, evolution deniers, and other science deniers online. His book takes approximately one hundred of the most common arguments used against mainstream science and debunks them all.
Pooja Desai is a compassionate storyteller and a champion of mindfulness and wellness. She has over 25 years of healthcare experience and has leveraged that extensive knowledge to guide others on their personal wellness journeys. Her book Tia Bua Believes in Your Magic takes children on an enlightening journey exploring mindfulness and wellness – and is told through a multicultural lens.
Tori Franklin is an esteemed professional triple jumper representing Team USA. She made her Olympic debut at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. In 2022, Tori became the first American woman in history to earn a medal in the triple jump, securing bronze at the IAAF World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Tori’s book, You Anthem, takes you on an immersive journey through the highs and lows of her life and career.
David Eldon Jones is an influential novelist whose stories are filled with experience, wisdom, and heart. Inspired by his illustrious career of service, David began writing the Guardians of Rockport book series upon retirement.
Laura Banks is a writer, actor, and comic who made her debut in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, and then went on to star in three films for Roger Corman. She continued to become an accomplished stand-up comic and improvisor with Whoopi Goldberg and was a regular at the famed Improvisation and Comedy Cellar in New York City. Banks is a USA Today Best-Selling Author with over 250,000 books sold.
Diane Simard is a psycho-oncology influencer, a messaging strategist to senior business executives, an award-winning author, a national speaker on women in business and survivorship, and an advocate to bring more attention to the psychological trauma caused by cancer.
Nancy Whiteford is a long time Figure Skating and Power Skating Coach in Ontario. She is a gold medalist in Free Skate, Dance Skills, and Interpretive. Her impressive 40-plus year career in skating also led her to coach hundreds of Gold Medalists – and she was inducted into the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. Inspired to share her story, she wrote the new children’s book – My Skating Dream. The heartwarming story shares the journey of a girl named Sassafrass and her pursuit to become the best figure skater she can be.
C.J. Zachary is a bestselling children’s book author who works exclusively with her illustrator husband, Zac. The husband and wife team is from Arkansas and work in elementary education. Zac is an art teacher while CJ is a Dyslexia Interventionist. She also has taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and has served as a Literacy Facilitator. Their first book, The Awkward Avocado, teaches the importance of acceptance and self-love. It has been a smash hit since its release in 2022. CJ and Zac just recently released the sequel, Awkward Avocado and the Interrupting Raptor.
Mary Lee Montfort is a successful baker and small business owner. After beginning her culinary career in the kitchen of the Union Bay Café in Seattle, Washington, she went on to open her own successful small baking business in 2004, Mary Lee’s Desserts. Mary Lee believes in passing things forward and has covered all of the costs of designing, producing, distributing, and marketing her cookbook herself so that she can donate all of the profits from each sale to three charities – World Central Kitchen, The Trevor Project, and St. Jude Children’s Research hospital.
Cydnee Brady is the author of the new Christmas children’s book, Undercover Elf. It’s a creative and charming story for families to enjoy this Christmas season, and many more in the future. With its wonderful storytelling and hand-crafted illustrations, this festive book captures the magic and joy of Christmas.