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Adam Federman
Listing Owner: Chelsea Green Publishing

Adam Federman is a reporting fellow with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute covering energy and the environment. He has written for the Nation magazine, the Guardian, Columbia Journalism Review, Gastronomica, Petits Propos Culinaires, Earth Island Journal, Adirondack Life, and other publications. He has been a Russia Fulbright fellow, a Middlebury fellow in environmental journalism, and the recipient of a Polk grant for investigative reporting. A former line cook, bread baker, and pastry chef, he lives in Vermont.

Author Physical Address - Street - City / Town - State: Cornwall, VT
Where my books are sold.: ChelseaGreen.com, Amazon.com..., book stores

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Fasting and Feasting - Hardcover ISBN 9781603586085 | Paperback ISBN 9781603588232
Alec Hastings
Address: 400 Curtis Road - Randolph Center, VT
05061

Alec Hastings grew up in the Vermont foothills just west of the Connecticut River. His grandfather taught him to swing a scythe, sharpen an ax, and drive a war-surplus Willys Jeep. His father taught him to shoot a rifle, play the Scottish bagpipes, and love the written word. His grandmother filled him to bursting with sour cream cookies and fresh-baked bread. All his elders filled him with stories! He has done the same for his own children, grandchildren, and the students in his high school and community college writing classes. He continues a lifelong habit of writing down stories, and he continues to live happily with his wife Denise in the hill country of Vermont.

Author Phone Number: (802) 272-6694
Where my books are sold.: Vermont bookstores, Amazon, or order directly from author by email or phone.

Otter St. Once and the Bootleggers - A Tale of Adventure
Otter St. Once and the Bootleggers - A Tale of Adventure
On the eve of Vermont’s Great Flood of 1927, rain falls on northern Lake Champlain. Otter’s father has been missing since World War I, and then a letter arrives with surprising news. Royal St. Onge may be alive! Otter and Granddad load a canoe with Mississquoi Moonbeam and paddle across Goose Bay to rendezvous at the family camp, but Otter’s father is nowhere to be found, and bullet holes scar the cabin walls. The trail finally leads to a cutthroat gang called the Crows who will kill every member of Royal’s family unless Otter can stop them.

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Do you like stories of brave children, cattle rustlers, scary ogres, clever dogs, and three wishes that summon a leprechaun? If the answer is yes, then the four stories in Rosie and the Little Folk are for you! Rosie and Backfire Bob have some dicey adventures you won’t want to miss! Why I remember the time—but wait a minute! You don’t need me to tell you. Crack this book open yourself and get in on the fun!
Amy Kolb Noyes
Listing Owner: Chelsea Green Publishing

Amy Kolb Noyes lives, works (and cleans) at Indecision Farm, in Vermont. She is a reporter and producer for Vermont Public Radio and you can find her work at vpr.net or follow her on Twitter @AmyKolbNoyes. She also authored Living the Green Up Way, a story and activity book used in Vermont schools, published by the environmental stewardship nonprofit Green Up Vermont.

Author Physical Address - Street - City / Town - State: Shelburne, VT
Where my books are sold.: ChelseaGreen.com, Amazon.com

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Barbara Williams Sheperd
Address: 43 Ryan Drive
05829

Barbara holds an undergraduate degree from Keene State College and a Master’s in Counseling from Antioch University. She studied writing at the University of Vermont, taking additional coursework at St. Michael’s College, and Johnson and Lyndon State Colleges. She worked thirty years in public education, five as a classroom teacher, and twenty-five as a middle, or high school counselor. She retired from the Essex High School Counseling Department in 2003.

Barbara honed her skills writing thousands of college reference letters, guidance newsletters and directives. Her short stories and articles have been published in Mainstream Magazine, Keene State Today, The Barton Chronicle and the St. Albans Messenger. During the two years she worked for the University of Vermont Extension Service, she wrote a weekly column for The News and Citizen and a monthly newsletter for 4-H families. She even tried her hand at writing blogs for the Flynn Theatre.

During the summers, Barbara lives a quiet life on a small Northern Vermont lake. She recently took up fishing to pass the time during this Covid-isolation-summer, and as an excuse to get out on the water. When winter approaches she flies away to her Florida property with the rest of the snowbirds. There, she starts her day walking the undeveloped trails in her neighborhood, then moves on to creative pursuits.

In addition to writing, Barbara is passionate about genealogy and restoring vintage photographs. She played guitar in a Ceilidh group and clarinet in the Newport Community Band. She sang with Northsong, a Classical Chorus, for sixteen years until the Covid pandemic shuttered the doors on group activities. She started a knitting group at the Goodrich Library that lasted over ten years, again, furloughed by Covid-19.

Barbara has three grown children, and six delightful grandchildren who are not furloughed by the pandemic. People say of her, she makes a friend everywhere she goes.

Author Phone Number: (802) 766-8850
Author Physical Address - Street - City / Town - State: Derby, VT
Where my books are sold.: Amazon.com Barnes&Noble.com

Under an Eagle's Wing - Story of an Orphaned Vermont Boy
Under an Eagle's Wing - Story of an Orphaned Vermont Boy
ISBN 9781530006625 | UNDER AN EAGLE'S WING is a historical novel for young readers. It is based on the life of Edward Williams, a boy who was left at the orphanage in Montpelier and later taken by a farmer and his wife to Camp Brook in Bethel. Set in Bethel, Vermont during the 1920s, Under An Eagle’s Wing is a humorous and poignant story of a young boy who is left at a Montpelier orphanage, and later taken by a farmer and his wife to their home on Camp Brook and raised with other orphaned boys. Killing Mrs. Rogers’ prize rooster with a sling-shot is the first of many adventures and pranks. But, it is a barn fire that breaks out after Arthur is smoking in the hayloft that shows him the true meaning of family. In Under An Eagle’s Wing we see what happens when Arthur is teased his first day at a one-room schoolhouse, meet his little sister Mabel, and have an adventure riding a traverse. We are with him as Christmas brings both heartbreak and unexpected kindness. We are in the sugar woods when Arthur drives the horses to collect sap and learns how to make maple syrup. We see him through his first crush, experience a small town Fourth of July celebration and an attempt at riding a bull. And, we weep with him as without a word he endures Mrs. Rogers’ cruelty. How close did Mazie come to being baked in the oven with the potatoes? What advice did Dr. Allen give Arthur when he ran away from home? What did Arthur learn from his summer living in the woods with his father when he was sent away? How did Arthur save Mrs. Rogers from the barn fire that broke out after he was smoking in the hayloft? And, who is the Eagle? Under An Eagle’s Wing tugs at the heartstrings as it casts a spotlight on a child who is trying to find his way in a world where he is special to no one. Based the life of Edward Williams, stories he told and his audio-taped memoirs, it gives readers an enjoyable and informative look at what life was like when their great-grandparents were young. It is fully researched and historically accurate, right down to the name of the train and the time it stopped in Bethel.

Gone Too Soon, a Biography of Anne Crahan Williams
Gone Too Soon, a Biography of Anne Crahan Williams
ISBN 9781984060587 | Born on a Pittsford, Vermont farm in 1909, this daughter of a widowed first-generation Irishwoman with no money, managed to get herself through college at a time when only wealthy women were college educated. As the only college educated person in her community, she used her talents for the betterment of all. She was a champion of endless good causes, particularly if it meant lifting the sails of a child in need. She never traveled farther from home than New York City, but her knowledge was as broad as the world. She loved to read, loved research, and looked up every fact she didn’t know. She was a woman of faith who carried her heavy cross with courage and without complaint. This first book chronicles her life from her birth to the birth of her last child in 1943. Inside are eighty-three pages of scrapbook and hand-written journals which she kept during her years at Keene Normal School.

Gone Too Soon - Book II - The Life of Anne Crahan Williams
Gone Too Soon - Book II - The Life of Anne Crahan Williams
ISBN 9781719588607 | A continuation that chronicles her life in Amsden, includes a journal from the year she taught at Amsden School and many pages about her 4-H Club, THE HAPPY COOKERS. Also, the last letters she wrote to her daughter, Barbara, as she lay dying of Diabetes at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and finally at Rutland Vermont Hospital. The author remarked, “The Crahan family were very closed-mouthed about personal matters and offered little information about themselves. When I asked, I often heard, “Now, why would you be wantin’ to know that? That would be the end of the discussion. They strongly believed that children were to be seen and not heard. Indeed, until all the Crahans were dead, and I started doing genealogy, I didn’t even know that my Grandmother had a sister in Ireland. Mother was a little more generous with her information, but her need for privacy and my busy teenage years left us with little time to get acquainted at an adult level. I was a sophomore in college, nineteen, when Mother died. She took her stories with her. This book is the culmination of three years of intense research and writing. Fortunately, she left two journals, and I had the good sense to keep the last letters she wrote. Upon the advice of a friend, I have included everything I have. Here before you, is the life of Anne Crahan Williams. Anne… a brilliant scholar, a visionary, a teacher, an historian, a community leader, a good friend and neighbor, a 4-H leader, a mother, a faithful wife, a poet, a woman of courage and deep faith who was devoted to her family and lived to serve.” BWS

Writer and Illustrator for autobiographical satirical graphic novels that focus on his adventures in international relief work and the joys of being in an intercultural marriage.
He is a Vermonter, cartoonist, Dad of 2 Daughters, husband of a Nigerian Runway Model.


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Ben Falk
Listing Owner: Chelsea Green Publishing

Ben Falk, M.A.L.D, developed Whole Systems Design, LLC, as a land-based response to biological and cultural extinction and the increasing separation between people and elemental things. Life as a designer, builder, ecologist, tree-tender, and backcountry traveler continually informs Ben’s integrative approach to developing landscapes and buildings. His home landscape and the WSD studio site in Vermont’s Mad River Valley serve as a proving ground for the innovative land developments featured in the projects of Whole Systems Design. Ben has studied architecture and landscape architecture at the graduate level and holds master of arts in landscape design degree. He has taught design courses at the University of Vermont and Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum as well as on permaculture design, microclimate design, and design for climate change. He recently served on the board of directors at the Yestermorrow Design-Build School, where he also teaches from time to time. He is the author of The Resilient Homestead: Innovative Permaculture Systems for the Home and Farm.

Author Physical Address - Street - City / Town - State: Moretown, VT

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Bill on his '49 Panhead chopper - 1976
Address: 144 Magic Hill Rd, HInesburg, VT
05461

Bill Schubart has lived in Vermont with his family since 1947. Educated in Morrisville, Phillips Exeter, Kenyon College and UVM, his great uncle was the renowned photographer and champion of impressionist art, Alfred Stieglitz. Noted publishers of the time were well represented in his family. Roger Straus (Farrar, Straus, & Co.) and Alfred and Blanche Knopf (Knopf / Borzoi Books) were cousins and part of his early family on his father’s side. At Exeter, a sonnet he’d written earned admission to George Bennett’s creative writing class. Bennett taught many future American writers, like James Agee. Like Agee, Schubart went on to become head of the Lantern Club, Exeter’s literary society, and invited Father Flye to visit Exeter.

Schubart is fluent in French language and culture, which he taught before entering communications as an entrepreneur. He has served on panels and spoken at numerous industry and media events including Book Expo, IPNE, The DMA, and The Entertainment Marketing Conference. He writes about Vermont in fiction, humor and opinion pieces and is a regular columnist for VTDigger.

In 1972, he cofounded Philo Records http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philo_Records_(folk) an independent record label that produces international artists in the folk and classical field, now part of the Concord Music Group. He also founded the Pleiades Music Group, a music publishing company. At 26 he was elected Chair of the Vermont Arts Council – the youngest trustee ever to serve as Chairman – and then served again at age 41. At 30, he joined the Board of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. In 1984, he became Chairman of the Vermont Folklife Center. Schubart has chaired the Arts Council’s Media Panel, Literature Panel and Visual Arts Panels and has served as a resource panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. He also chaired Fletcher Allen Health care, a 450 bed university medical center, The VT Business Roundtable, and VT Public Radio. He currently chairs the VT College of Fine Arts and serves on the board of the Shelburne Museum. Schubart’s interests include poetry, photography, stone gardening, logging, classical and primitive music. He lives in Hinesburg, Vermont, with his wife Katherine, a writer. http://www.Schubart.com

Bibliography:
The Lamoille Stories – (ISBN: 978-0-9897121-0-1) Magic Hill Press LLC 2014
Fat People – (ISBN: 978-0-615-39751-1) Magic Hill Press LLC 10/22/2010
Panhead – (ISBN: 978-0-9834852-6-1) Magic Hill Press LLC 2/1/2012
I Am Baybie – (ISBN: 978-0-9834852-9-2) Magic Hill Press LLC 5/16/2013
Photographic Memory – (ISBN: 978-0-9834852-8-5) Magic Hill Press LLC 2014
The Lamoille Stories II – (ISBN: 978-0-9897121-3-2) Magic Hill Press LLC 2014
Lila and Theron – (ISBN 978-1-68261-356-6) Charles Michael Publishing (Rel. June 6, 2017)
The Priest - (ISBN: 978-0-9897121-8-7) Magic Hill Press LLC (2018)

Author Phone Number: 802 482 3287

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Where my books are sold.: Indie and online bookstores

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Lila & Theron: ISBN 9781682613566 - Set in rural America and spanning much of the 20th century, Lila & Theron captures the spirit of the American rural experience, as it relates to their personal stories of love and sacrifice. From the forward: “Lila and Theron don’t imagine themselves poor, nor do they covet what they don’t have. They are whole in themselves, and on their land and progress impinges little on their lives.”

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The Priest: ISBN 9780989712187 - I Wrote The Priest to explore the struggle many boys have becoming men – especially around sexuality – and how one boy finds safety within the vocational confines of his Catholic faith, only then to be astonished as he experiences life vicariously in the shadow of the confessional. Ultimately, he must confront his own emerging sexuality in the real world and reconcile the inevitable collision between the security of doctrine and the risks of being human.

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I Am Baybie: ISBN 9780983485292 - Nadine Hoover was sighted at birth and blinded by the drunken doctor bringing her into the world. The daughter she had herself as a teenager by a foster father who raped her became her greatest friend and comfort and Nadine kept her close until she died. Nadine renamed herself “Baybie” when she and her friend Virginia Brown moved to the streets of New York City where, she became a licensed minister and founded her church in an abandoned apartment in Brooklyn. If you lived in Manhattan and ever shopped at Bloomingdale’s in the late 60’s and early 70s, you met Baybie and Virginia singing there by the main entrance.

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The Lamoille Stories: ISBN 9780989712101 - Author Bill Schubart brings to life the friends and characters of his native Lamoille County where in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s life was lived close to the earth and often against the grain. Schubart’s collection of 22 stories captures a Vermont in transition from an enclave of hill farms and small towns where everyone knew your grandfather to a Valhalla for urban expats seeking chairlifts or rural renewal. Schubart’s full-hearted and compassionate evocation of this Vermont is by turns poignant, funny and savory. The stories give readers a good excuse to stay up late to discover how Wyvis will circumvent the new prohibition on having more than three junk yards in your yard or what bait Pete Trepanier trolls with inside Mer-Lu’s bar in Hardwick on a Saturday night. This thoroughly enjoyable collection is as finely etched as the frost ferns on your winter window panes.
C. M. Lance
Address: 14 Pleasant St - Hardwick, VT
05836
Author Pseudonym: C. Michael Lance

An Aerospace Engineer, Accountant, Product Manager, Operations Director, Sales Executive, and Writer in that approximate chronological order.

He's always enjoyed writing, even though early writings were mostly Product Specifications, Sales Proposals, and Departmental Budgets. Most readers assumed those were fictional.

Is currently traveling the USA with his Interior Designer wife in an RV.

Three grown children span the United States from New York to Austin, TX to San Diego.

To find out about other book projects and more about the Battle Wizard visit:
http://cm-lance.com

Author Phone Number: (913) 461-1603
Author Physical Address - Street - City / Town - State: East Hardwick
Where my books are sold.: Amazon.com. Barnes & Noble

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Charlotte Dennett
Listing Owner: Chelsea Green Publishing

Charlotte Dennett is a former Middle East reporter, investigative journalist, and attorney. She is the co-author of Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon, an exposé of Nelson Rockefeller and evangelism in the age of oil. Dennett’s brother, Daniel C. Dennett III, famed philosopher and author of From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds and Consciousness Explained, wrote the foreword to The Crash of Flight 3804.

Author Physical Address - Street - City / Town - State: Burlington, VT
Where my books are sold.: ChelseaGreen.com, Amazon.com..., book stores

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The Crash of Flight 3804 - 1603588779 / 9781603588775 - Unraveling the mystery of a master spy’s death by following pipelines and mapping wars in the Middle East.
Christy Mihaly
Address: P.O. Box 119
East Calais, VT 05650
05650

Vermont writer Christy Mihaly writes for young readers because she believes that our best hope for the future is raising kids who love to read. Her 2020 book, "Free for You and Me: What Our First Amendment Means" (Albert Whitman Co.) celebrates our First Amendment freedoms with poems and stories – including that of Vermont patriot Matthew Lyon.

Christy's other books include the YA nonfiction "Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought," co-written with Sue Heavenrich (Lerner/TFCB, 2018); and the picture book Hey, Hey, Hay! (A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them) (Holiday House, 2018), a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. A former lawyer, Christy has written more than 20 children's nonfiction titles on topics from free speech to food to fashion. She also writes articles, stories and poetry, and enjoys walking her dog in the woods and playing the cello (though not simultaneously).

Author Physical Address - Street - City / Town - State: East Calais
Where my books are sold.: Widely available. Special discount for online orders of "Free for You and Me" from Bear Pond Books, Montpelier: https://www.bearpondbooks.com/book/9780807524411

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"Free for You and Me: What Our First Amendment Means" -- A kids' introduction to the freedoms protected by our First Amendment

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"HEY, HEY, HAY! (A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them)" -- A rhyming exploration of the joys of making hay, following a mother-daughter team through the process (with a switchel recipe in the back)

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"Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought" -- Nonfiction for YA about the relationship between our diet and our planet; with ideas for exciting new food sources

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"National Geographic Kids -- Ultimate Food Atlas" -- fun facts and recipes for foods around the world