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Episode 14-Author Simona Grossi

Happy Halloween Everybody! Today on the podcast I have author Simona Grossi. She’s the author of ‘Looking for Clara’ and the new book ‘Frozen Butterflies’. Simona was born and raised in Italy and is a woman of many passions and talents. In addition to being a wonderful writer she is also a professor of law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. And along with that an accomplished pianist. (and loves to bake too!) On today’s episode we talk about her study of classical piano, her time spent as a practicing lawyer and her journey to publishing her first book. We also talk about her return to playing piano after a twenty year hiatus and how she came to study and work in California. Enjoy the episode and ‘Don’t forget to stay spooky!’

You can buy her new book ‘Frozen Butterflies” here https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DYGBHPP/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2

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Episode 13-Author Christine Taylor-Butler

Today on the podcast I have author Christine Taylor-Butler. She has published more than 75 children’s books and now has a new YA sci-fi book series The Lost Tribes. A graduate of MIT, Christine holds dual degrees in Civil Engineering and Art & Design. On today’s episode we talk about her Lost Tribes book series, her experience in book publishing as both a children’s book and YA author. We also touch on her time as a process engineer at Hallmark, what it was like to attend an exclusive new England boarding school and we discuss an essay she published arguing for diversity in science fiction and fantasy. You can find out more about her at http://www.christinetaylorbutler.com/aboutme.html# and read her essay The Importance of Dreaming: Why Diversity Matters in Science Fiction and Fantasy at https://christinetaylorbutler.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/the-importance-of-dreaming-why-diversity-matters-in-science-fiction-and-fantasy/

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