Andrea Tarr
Andrea Tarr has been a programmer and IT manager for 30 years and now spends her time programming websites using PHP/MySQL. She is a member of the Production Leadership Team for Joomla!, a popular PHP/MySQL-based content management system.
Books by Andrea Tarr:
  • PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer © 2011
Mary Ellen Taylor
Mary Ellen Taylor’s southern family has always enjoyed tall tales and good yarns. Early on, Mary Ellen realized that Story had tremendous power to inspire laughter, love, sorrow and even fear. It didn’t matter if the tales were found in the pages of a book, spoken in hushed tones around a campfire, or shared at an old-fashioned southern family reunion, stories created connections.
      This appreciation of story motivated Mary Ellen to earn an English degree from Virginia’s Hollins University. After a decade of working in marketing and sales, Mary Ellen became convinced she could write and sell one of the many stories swirling in her head. Fingers crossed, Mary Ellen left the marketing profession and devoted all her spare time to writing a novel.
      Under the name Mary Burton, she has written twelve historical romances for Harlequin Historicals, four short romantic suspenses for Silhouette Romantic Suspense and now writes single title suspense novels for Kensington. Mary Burton is a 2005 RITA Finalist (Short Historical) and a 2006 nominee the Romantic Times’ Critics Choice Award.
      Mary Ellen is an avid baker who spends many afternoons testing and tweaking recipes. She resides in Virginia where she enjoys yoga, hiking and her two miniature dachshunds, Buddy and Bella.
Books by Mary Ellen Taylor:
  • The Union Street Bakery © 2013
  • Sweet Expectations © 2013
Marlo Thomas
Marlo Thomas graduated from the University of Southern California with a teaching degree. She is the author of four bestselling books, Free to Be . . . You and Me, Free to Be . . . a Family, The Right Words at the Right Time, and Thanks and Giving: All Year Long. Ms. Thomas has won four Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, the Peabody Award, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame for her work in television, including her starring role in the landmark series That Girl, which she also conceived and produced. She is the National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, which was founded by her father, Danny Thomas, in 1962. Ms. Thomas lives in New York with her husband, Phil Donahue.
Books by Marlo Thomas:
  • Free to Be . . . You and Me©
  • Thanks and Giving: All Year Long©
  • Free to Be . . . a Family©
Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson Is a Christian freelance author of novels, non-fiction books, magazine articles and musical comedies for the stage. I live in the Houston area, where the heat and humidity tend to reign, regardless of the season. You will find her books published under the name of Janice Hanna as well.
      I'm the mother of four beautiful daughters, (Randi, Courtney Rae, Megan and Courtney Elizabeth. Yes, I really do have two daughters named Courtney! Long story...) I also have the three prettiest granddaughters any Nana could hope for — Madysen Lynae, Avery Rae and Peyton Renae. Grandbaby #4, Ethan Ames, was just born in the winter of '09 and baby Boston Craig just arrived in the spring of '10. Another baby girl is on the way — baby Brooke!
      Our family is extremely active in local ministry. My oldest daughter, Randi, leads worship in the Houston area, Courtney Rae leads worship at her church in Montana, Megan works with children at our local church and Courtney Elizabeth sings on the worship team at her church in Michigan. I'm thrilled to have four grown daughters who love the Lord (and several granddaughters who one day will)!
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Books by Janice Thompson
Lisa Tonelli
Books by Lisa Tonelli:
  • Paleo Snacks: 101 Quick, Easy, Delicious © 2013
Translator: George Fyler Townsend
Reverend George Fyler Townsend (1814-1900) was the translator of the standard English edition of Aesop's Fables.
      Although there are more modern collections and translations, Townsend's volume of 350 fables introduced the practice of stating a succinct moral at the conclusion of each story, and continues to be influential. Several editions were published in his lifetime, and others since.
      In 1860, Townsend also published a revised edition of The Arabian Nights.
      In 1872, Townsend published, under the auspices of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, a volume entitled 'The Sea Kings of the Mediterranean'. This is an account of the Knights of Malta, from their beginnings up to Townsend's own time. The dedication is addressed to his 'Dear Boys', 'in the hope that they will hate all that is low and base, and love all that is noble, great and good.'
Books by translated by George Fyler Townsend:
Rachael Treasure
Rachel Treasure lives on a sheep farm in Tasmania with her husband John and her children Rosie and Charlie. Together they breed and train kelpies, border collies and waler stockhourses. Each year they travel to Gippsland, Victoria to assist with the Treasure family's cattle operations.
     Rachael began her working life as a jillaroo before attending Orange Agricultural College in New South Wales. She also has a BA (Communication) from Charles Sturt University, Bathurst. She worked as a rural journalist for several publications until she quit her day job for an adventure on a cattle station in Queensland and to begin her fiction writing career.
Books by Rachael Treasure:
  • The Stockmen—2004
Adriana Trigianin
Adriana Trigiani Adriana was raised in a small coal-mining town in southwest Virginia in a big Italian family. Adriana is married to Tim Stephenson, the Emmy award-winning lighting designer of the Late Show with David Letterman. They live in Greenwich Village with their daughter, Lucia. She chose her hometown for the setting and title of her debut novel, the critically acclaimed bestseller Big Stone Gap.
      The heartwarming story continues in the novel's sequels Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon, and Home to Big Stone Gap. Stand-alone novels Lucia, Lucia, The Queen of the Big Time, Rococo, all toped the bestseller lists, as did Trigiani's 2009 Very Valentine and its 2010 sequel Brava, Valentine.
      Trigiani teamed up with her family for Cooking With My Sisters—a cookbook co-authored by her sister Mary, with contributions from their sisters and mother. The cookbook-memoir features recipes and stories dating back hundred years from both sides of their Italian-American family.
      Books by Adriana Trigian:
  • The Shoemaker's Wife © 2012
Mark Twain
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885),[2] the latter often called "the Great American Novel."
      Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," which became very popular and brought nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well received. Twain had found his calling.

Books by Mark Twain: