Authors of Dearborn County, Indiana:
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.
Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana.
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.
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 newspapers, The 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.
Editor: Dearborn County Pictorial History, Volume 2, 1940-1945.
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 children's book, 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. His book: 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: www.theflypod.com
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.
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!