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September is National Guide Dog Month

08/25/2020 12:00 AM

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Guide dogs make a huge difference in the life of someone who is visually impaired. Learning about them helps you learn about their owners and how they live together. In the book, Claire Wants a Boxing Name you meet Vivian who is an amazing visually impaired woman. She is Claire's boxing coach and her guide dog Catcher leads her to the boxing club each week. Claire gets to know both Vivian and Catcher during her boxing lessons. One teaches her how tp box and the other helps her relax. To learn more about National Guide Dog Month check out this website and learn more about guide dogs with this video. ...

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Author/Publisher Jo Meserve Mach

Jo spent 36 years working as an Occupational Therapist. As an author, she is very passionate about sharing the stories of children with special needs.

 
I had an extremely rewarding 23-year career as an audiologist that took me around different parts of Canada, including way up North to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, as well as to Kuwait, England, and Saudi Arabia. I joined a Canadian healthcare team and moved to Kuwait in January 1998 with two small children in tow. My hubby, who was always a teacher, joined us in July 1998 after the school year in Canada had ended. While in Kuwait, I wrote 'And So, Ahmed Hears'. Written completely in rhyme, I wrote this book to try and increase public awareness about childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis. The book was first published in 2008 by Widex Canada, a large hearing aid company. For several years, the book was available for free to families in Canada. I was approached by a number of people asking how they could purchase the book so I asked Widex if I could have the book republished and available for sale. They gave me the go ahead and in January 2018 the book was republished by Pen It! Publications. In the fall of 2019, I was in touch with the Hearing Health Foundation in the United States, wondering if there was a way to share my book with families of hearing-impaired children as well as others concerned about childhood hearing loss. They were interested and featured a story about my career as an audiologist in their Winter 2020 edition of the magazine. You can read the full article here: https://view.publitas.com/p222-4764/hearing-health...
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Canadian Writers Abroad Highlight

07/12/2020 10:37 AM

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I am a teacher of English as an additional language and currently live and work in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Africa. My hubby and I have had very rewarding careers that have taken us to numerous countries around the globe. As an author, this has made it more challenging for me to have my books discovered. I don't have access to book fairs and school visits to share my books with children. I have just recently started doing read-alouds of my books with children and their families in Nigeria through a Facebook group. When Canadian Writers Abroad contacted me to discuss my books, I jumped at the opportunity to share my experiences. My books are on a variety of topics and I always say that the world around us is amazing and so full of sources of inspiration. The blog post can be read here: https://canadianwritersabroad.com/2020/01/22/raining-books/ ...


Interview with Chat and Spin Radio

07/12/2020 10:37 AM

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I was given the opportunity to share information about three of my twelve children's picture books with Chat and Spin Radio in the UK on July 9, 2020. Was I nervous? Certainly! This was my first time talking live on the radio. Ron Clarke, the host, is easy to talk to and the conversation went very smoothly. I really appreciate this opportunity to share my books with folks in the UK and around the globe. To have a listen, you can hear my interview at: https://chatandspinradio.com/listen-again/ If you click on THURSDAY 9TH JULY THURSDAY'S EVENING & LATE SHOW 6PM - 9.19 PM UK TIME (PART 1). I'm at about 1:20:45. ...


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04/20/2020 12:00 AM

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Dr. Diana Rangaves

Author and editor, Diana's work appears in numerous venues. DianaRangaves.com | RosyPosy.Club | TheEthicalHackerBlog | ClinicalConsultantServices.com


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