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Kelly Huegel Madrone

Kelly Huegel Madrone is a freelance writer, writing coach, and speaker. She has worked for the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., chapter of PFLAG, where she helped provide support and educational services for LGBTQ people and their families. The author of two books and more than one hundred published articles, Kelly has a special passion for working with teens. She holds a degree in secondary educ...

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Mariam G. MacGregor

Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S., is assistant vice chancellor for Employee Engagement and Success at TCU and a nationally recognized leadership consultant who works with schools (K-12 and higher education), nonprofit agencies, faith groups, and communities interested in developing meaningful, sustainable leadership efforts for kids, teens, and young adults. Mariam lived in Colorado for many years, wh...

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Mélina Mangal

Working at the intersection of nature, literature, and culture, Mélina Mangal’s writing highlights youth whose voices are rarely heard, and the people and places that inspire them to explore their world. She is the author of short stories and biographies for youth, including The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just, winner of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award and named an NCSS...

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Anne D. Mather

Anne D. Mather has taught middle school, high school, and church school and has written other books for children and teens. Anne and Louise B. Weldon are also the authors of the character-building books The Cat at the Door and The Cats in the Classroom.

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Cheryl McCarthy

Cheryl McCarthy is a former vice president of intellectual property development for Hasbro, Inc. She is a thirty-year veteran of the world of children’s play, specializing in young children’s storytelling and entertainment. As executive producer, she managed the creative development of properties such as My Little Pony, Candy Land, Mr. Potato Head, and many other beloved children’s icons. She i...

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Thomas McIntyre

Thomas McIntyre, Ph.D., is a professor of special education at Hunter College of the City University of New York. A popular workshop presenter and keynote speaker, he hosts the award-winning website www.BehaviorAdvisor.com.

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Cheri J. Meiners

Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has her master’s degree in elementary education and gifted education. A former first-grade teacher, she has taught education classes at Utah State University and has supervised student teachers. Cheri and her husband, David, have six children and enjoy the lively company of their grandchildren. They live in St. George, Utah.

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Jacqueline Meldrum

Jacqueline Meldrum is a food blogger who shares easy vegetarian and vegan recipes on her blog www.tinnedtomatoes.com. She also writes for various online and print magazines including Vegan Life magazine and BabyCentre UK. She lives in Scotland.

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Beth Menninga, M.A.Ed.

Beth Menninga, M.A.Ed., has over three decades of experience in early childhood education, including teaching in preschool classrooms and coordinating professional development initiatives on infant/toddler caregiving, early literacy, and early math. Beth has also coauthored articles for Young Children and Exchange magazines. She is currently the infant toddler specialist at the Center for Inclu...

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Goldie Millar

Goldie Millar, Ph.D., is a clinical and school psychologist. Since earning her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Toronto in 2003, Goldie has worked with children in hospital, forensic, community, and educational settings. She has a deep interest in children’s mental health, emotional regulation, and evidence-based intervention strategies. Goldie lives in Ontario with her hus...

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Afsaneh Moradian

Afsaneh Moradian has loved writing stories, poetry, and plays since childhood. After receiving her master’s in education, she took her love of writing into the classroom where she began teaching children how to channel their creativity. Her passion for teaching has lasted for over fifteen years. Afsaneh now guides students and teachers (and her young child) in the art of writing. She is also a ...

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William Mulcahy

William “Bill” Mulcahy, MS, LPC, LMHC, NCC, is a licensed professional counselor, psychotherapist, author and of books and tools for teaching children to cope with the challenges of life in the 21st century. Bill has served as a supervisor at Family Services of Waukesha, WI, as a counselor at Stillwaters Cancer Support Services, at Empathia Inc., as an employee assistance professional and has w...

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Malcolm Munene

Malcolm Munene is in high school; he plays soccer and Xbox and loves reading manga. He lives in Minneapolis with his family and their cat, Orie.

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Lauren Murphey Payne

Lauren Murphy Payne, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice with 30 years of experience. She specializes in the treatment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Lauren has been a speaker at local, regional, and national conferences. She is the author and presenter of two video series: Making Anger Work for You a...

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Lauren Murphy Payne, M.S.W., LCSW

Lauren Murphy Payne, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice with 30 years of experience. She specializes in the treatment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Lauren has been a speaker at local, regional, and national conferences. She is the author and presenter of two video series: Making Anger Work for You a...

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Marie Murray

Marie Murray has lived and worked in several places around the world while pursuing studies in international politics. She began writing children’s stories as a way to observe the world with fresh eyes and a good dose of humor. Originally from New Jersey, Marie now lives with her family in the mountains of Lebanon, where she receives daily visits from a growing number of stray cats.

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