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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Address: 10 Averill Street
Barre, Vermont


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As a Caregiver, I have experienced many different scenarios of caregiving. As a young boy, I protected a friend with Down Syndrome from bullying daily. I volunteered to help with kids with disabilities in a youth group called STAR and was a US delegate to the Canadian National 4-H Convention. I went to RISD Art School High School program for six years and experienced College for 4 years with no degree. In 1969 I was founder and first director of Camp Happyness and was nominated for the Outstanding Young Men of America Award at Twenty. In 1970 I lived in Brazil and created several programs in the agricultural community in the rural farm area on an IFYE exchange. I was a house worker for a group home in Massachusetts. I worked with a camp for kids with Cancer as a photographer. I was a freelance photographer since my twenties and worked in retail and theater in NYC and was a Visual Display Artist for Bloomingdales, Victory Shirt Co, and many clothing and stationery stores. I worked with the homeless and substance abuse programs and HIV/AIDS Peer Education coordinator in Yonkers. I volunteered at Camp VIVA for families affected by HIV. I was a truck Driver, mill worker, and sales rep. On the board of the Stamford Arts Society and worked as an Educational Technician for several schools in Vermont for twenty-two years. I served on the Community Justice Center Board since 2014 and was Retail Manager for the Non-profit called ReSource. I now work with the mental health agency and have been a PCA for one young man for twenty plus years. My next goal is to continue restoring the 1900 vintage 16 room Victorian and turn it into a respite place for people with TBI. My mission in life is to enjoy it, learn
from it, and leave it better than when I got here.

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If I Die Before I Wake, A Caregivers Journey by Eli Shaw.  A very timely book, ahead of its time.
If I Die Before I Wake, A Caregivers Journey by Eli Shaw. A very timely book, ahead of its time.
This book was started 25 years ago as a healing method after experiencing the AIDS Pandemic. After realizing how I got there a psychologist friend of mine told me I should write a book. So I did. This book is so relevant to today’s pandemic it is amazing. A great read and inspiring.
Nadean Stone
Address: Grand Isle VT

Nadean Stone was born in Blind River Ontario, Canada, graduated from Windsor University in 1973 with a BA and McMaster University in 1976 with an MBA.

She obtained her Certificate in Journalism in 2002 and her Certificate of Legal Management, CLM in 2011.

In 2004, Nadean helped launch a weekday one-hour talk show on NBC Miramar, FL as the show’s Booker and Celebrity Producer.

Nadean is a Legal Management Consultant and author. She works as an advocate for children and adoptees, with an interest in public policy and legislation. In July 2018 she filed a petition with the UN Commission on the Rights of the Child illuminating numerous Articles of the UN Convention that the Province of Ontario has violated in its treatment of illegally adopted children.

Nadean spent 44 years searching for her birth mother, challenging the current law in Ontario Canada regarding non-adoptee’s access to their birth records. To access Birth Search Resources in Ontario Canada, click here.

She is currently exploring the transformation of her memoir No Stone Unturned: A Remarkable Journey To Identity into a screenplay and is also working on a series of children’s stories about her adventures on her grandmother’s farm, as well as a story about her much-loved Aunt Roberta.

She and her husband Bill divide their time between their home in Florida and their cottage in Vermont.

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ISBN: 9780578431642 – No Stone Unturned: A Remarkable Journey to Identity – My beautiful adoptive mother Rita died when I was two years old. When her mother, my grandmother shared that I was adopted, my birthday wish every year was to find my birth mother. No Stone Unturned is about the decades long search and so much more. As one reviewer states, “This book is a MUST READ. Never judge a book by its cover. Don’t let the beauty and softness of Nadean fool you. She is tough as stone. No Stone Unturned is a real-life story which contains all the elements for a great movie: Real life drama, pain, suspense, romance, royalty, politics, and more. You will cry, laugh, and get angry. Thank you Nadean for being transparent and opening up your soul to share such personal details.”

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No Stone Unturned back cover – Click to enlarge.
Sean Prentiss

Sean Prentiss is the award winning author of Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave which won the 2015 winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography, the Utah Book Award for Nonfiction, and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for biography. Finding Abbey was also a finalist for both the Vermont and Colorado Book Awards.

His next book is Crosscut: Poems (2020), which is a memoir-in-poems about his time as a trail builder inthe Pacific Northwest.

He is the co-editor of an anthology on the craft of creative nonfiction, entitled The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre, and the co-editor of a forthcoming anthology, entitled the Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction.

He is also the co-author of Environmental and Nature Writer: A Writers’ Guide and Anthology and the forthcoming Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Writers’ Guide and Anthology.

​He is also the series editor for Bloomsbury’s Writers’ Guide and Anthology textbook series, which has three books in print and multiple books in production.

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Crosscut: Poems
Crosscut: Poems

Finding Abbey
Finding Abbey

Env. and Nature Writing
Env. and Nature Writing

The Science of Story
The Science of Story