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Lev Raphael, Ph.D.

Lev Raphael was educated at Fordham University and received his M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He holds a Ph.D. in American studies from Michigan State University where he is an assistant professor in the English Department, teaching literature and creative writing.

Lev has authored eight Nick Hoffman mysteries, most recently Assault with a Deadly …

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Elizabeth Reeve, M.D.

Elizabeth Reeve, M.D., is a child psychiatrist at HealthPartners in Minnesota, and her clinical work focuses primarily on children and adults with developmental disabilities.

In addition to her research and patient care, Elizabeth is involved in teaching, speaks in the community to educate others in the field of developmental disabilities, and helps young adults with ASD transition into college an…

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Amadee Ricketts

Amadee Ricketts received her MLS degree from the College of St. Catherine and has been a librarian since 2002.

She is currently the library director at the Cochise County Library District in Arizona.

When not working or writing, she enjoys taking photos of insects and other tiny things. She lives with her husband, who is a photographer, and their cat.

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Jennifer Ritchotte, Ph.D.

Jennifer Ritchotte, Ph.D., is an associate professor of gifted education at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and director of the Center for Gifted and Talented Education at UNC.

She lives in Greeley, Colorado.

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Trevor Romain

Trevor Romain describes himself as a story farmer.

He is an award-winning author and illustrator as well as a sought-after public speaker. His books have sold more than a million copies and have been published in twenty-two languages. For more than thirty years, Trevor has traveled the world, speaking to thousands of school-age children.

Trevor is well known for his work with the Make-A-Wish F…

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Lynn Rummel

Lynn Rummel is a licensed speech-language pathologist and certified professional school counselor.

While working as an elementary school counselor for nine years, she taught mindfulness and breath awareness strategies to many of her students. Currently, Lynn operates a pediatric speech and language therapy private practice in South Florida, where she lives with her husband, two children, and pug.&…

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Char Ryan, Ph.D.

Char Ryan, Ph.D., is a PBIS coach and evaluation specialist. She has been a Minnesota state SWIS and PBIS trainer working with school teams.

Char was formerly the Minnesota state PBIS coordinator and PBIS coach for a regional PBIS project. She was an assistant professor at St. Cloud State University and an adjunct professor in teacher training at the University of St. Thomas.

Char works and lives i…

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