LOUIS E. ADAMS
Louis E. Adams spent his early life on a farm in rural Ross County near
Chillicothe, OH. He is the eldest of eight siblings born to Earsel and Iuka
(Daniel) Adams. Louis graduated from Southeastern High School in
Richmondale, OH in 1953, and expeditiously joined the U. S. Navy to get an
education and " . . . to see the world"! He was soon joined by two brothers,
William and Charles, and they served together aboard the USS Tarawa (CVS
40). Following three tours of duty in the Navy, he became an Associate
Director of the Peace Corps in Morocco, and was later assigned to a World
Health Organization (WHO) post in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He attended Ohio
University and graduate school at the University or Cincinnati. He became a
faculty member of this University in 1968, and spent the next 28 years doing
applied research in Immunology. During this tenure, he was the author or
coauthor of over 200 scientific papers, abstracts, and textbook chapters. He
still holds an academic rank of Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the
University of Cincinnati Medical School.
David Armstrong is the author of
Power Training For Football and has had
articles published in
NSCA Journal, Coach & Athlete,
Scholastic Coach and USA
Weightlifting Senior Coaches Manual. Mr. Armstrong is currently
Strength and Conditioning Coach and Adjunct Professor of Physical Education
for Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. The owner of Armstrong &
Sons, Inc and Power Training Concepts; Mr. Armstrong has been a Charter
member of Certified Strength & Conditioning Association since 1988 and
Senior International Coach (governing body for Olympic, World Championship,
and Pan American Games). He currently resides in Aurora with his wife and
their two sons.
Doris Butt writes a monthly column in
Dear Readers, in 2006. In it she narrated her
daily happenings, put together all her writings and brought them up to date.
a local senior paper distributed in southeastern Indiana. Her subjects vary
month to month for she writes about events, people and places that thug at
her heart. She also writes inspirational articles for her church
newsletters. Doris always tries to have a little twist or surprise at the
end of her writings. She finished her first book,
Doris and her husband Ray live on the Dearborn County homestead where she
was raised. They winter in Inverness, Florida. They have three children and
three grandchildren. Doris attended a one-room school that borders her
farmstead, Moores Hill High School, Ball State University and Miami
University. She was an elementary teacher for 34 years.
DIANNE FOX and LOIS HARPER
Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn
Linda Gondosch has written eight books for children, including picture
books, early chapter books, and middle grade novels for Random House;
Lodestar Books; Little, Brown; and Parker Brothers. One of her books,
Who Needs a Bratty Brother?, won the 1988
Kentucky Bluegrass Children's Choice Award. She has also written numerous
stories and articles for children's magazines, including Focus on the Family
Clubhouse, Pockets, and Hopscotch. Linda's stories are inspired by her
own childhood in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as by the adventures of her four
children who were raised in the small town of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on the
shores of the Ohio River. As Linda often says, "Stories are a
combination of real life and a wild imagination all stirred together."
Linda now lives with her husband in Hebron, Kentucky, where she is a
substitute teacher in the Kenton County Schools, a reading tutor, as well as
a writer. She also enjoys playing her violin in a local orchestra,
hiking, visiting her daughter in Alaska, and traveling around the United
States. Linda has a BS in Education from Ohio University and a Masters
in Education from Northern Kentucky University. She has spoken at over
200 schools and libraries about books and the writing process.
LOIS HARPER, TAMA KOONS, and SANDRA CARLEY
A Pictorial History of Harrison, Logan, and Miller
Townships of Dearborn County, Indiana. Lois Harper is a resident
of Bright, and an enthusiastic contributor of genealogical information to
both Dearborn County Historical Society and the Lawrenceburg Public Library.
Mr. Masing, a retired high school art teacher, lives in Lawrenceburg with
his wife Sharon. He is the author of
Dearborn County, Indiana in Vintage Postcards,
as well as two volumes of cemetery records for Dearborn County, with two
more in preparation. He is the co-author of Images of
America - Muncie, IN. A member of the Dearborn County Historical
Society, Mr. Masing has contributed to several local history projects.
Barb Martin, author of
The Haunted Pogo Stick, lives in Aurora with
her husband and two miniature Schnauzers. She worked with children in
an Elementary School Library for nearly twenty-five years. Her next
book will be about a multi-cultural child.
An avid golfer and the author of
Strengthen Your Game, Bret Martin lives in the
Hidden Valley Lake community. He graduated from Ball State University
with a degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Journalist Chris McHenry is the author of
The Best Men of Westmoreland, a history of the Lochry
expedition, Dearborn County's only Revolutionary War battle.
Chris also authored a chapter entitled County Commissioner Records, included
in the research volume
Finding Indiana Ancestors. A frequent contributor to two local
Dearborn County Register and The
Journal Press, Chris has long
been "fascinated by the stories of life in Dearborn County". Interested in
genealogy and local history, Chris serves as Dearborn County Historian, and
is a member of the Dearborn County Cemetery Commission and the Dearborn
County Historical Society.
ROBERT L. PARKER
Dearborn County Pictorial History, Volume 2,
PATRICIA A. PIERCE
Author and educator, Patricia A. Pierce, M.Ed., blends her love of learning
with her love of writing. She began her writing career as coauthor of
"news Clue," an educational column for the Newnan Times Herald and by
writing testing material for the Psychological Corporation of Harcourt
Brace. Patricia grew up on a farm in West Bend, Iowa and her first
H is for Hawkeye: An Iowa Alphabet demonstrates her ability to make
learning interesting and entertaining. Patricia is a teacher for the
Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools and lives in Guilford, Indiana with her
husband, John and two sons, Jared and Andrew.
Gary Puckett is a life-success strategist and micro-enterprise consultant;
author; national public speaker; entrepreneurial coach and corporate CEO.
Your Own Best Self has been described as
follow: "A success planning guide for the "soon to be" adult. Identifies the
habits, skills and ideals required for achievement in both Personal and
Professional success -- they are not the same thing! Describes the process
for converting dreams into objectives within your own Positive-Futures-Plan
and includes a section on financial management and retirement planning for
the 18 year old. This book is literally packed with wisdom typically
associated with a success mindset. Your Own Best Self
is a wonderful foundation book for the young adult bound for success."
You can also listen to Gary Puckett in his podcasting website:
MICHELLE & RON STEGMAN
Michelle Stegman grew up in Kentucky & Hamilton, OH. She attended Miami
University where she studied English and History. Mrs. Stegman possesses a
keen interest in science as well. Mrs. Stegman who writes novels of the
Historical romance genre lives in a 160 year old log cabin with her husband,
Ron and her daughters Kira and Shana. Ron Stegman is the author of
Family Memories, a teacher's guide on family relationships with
stories as told to the author.
Reverend Studebaker is the senior minister of the Garden Park Unity Church
in Cincinnati, Ohio and resides in Bright, Indiana with his wife, Donna and
their three children. Author of
Wisdom for a Lifetime: How to Get the Bible Off the Shelf
and Into Your Hands. Reverend Studebaker received his B.A.
in religion, magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University.
His most recent book addition is The Grid an
industrial/espionage thriller set in the electric power business. This
is his first work of fiction.
DR. WILLIAM WEISS
A resident of Dillsboro, Indiana, Dr. Weiss has authored
A Little of Dis and some of Dat. The
book contains "kitchen tested" recipes use the "cook to taste" method of his
German grandma. Dr. Weiss added cute stories and anecdotes which
he hopes the reader will find different, delightful and delicious!