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Jon Mayes
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Jon was born in England and immigrated to Southern California as a child.
Jon was born in England and immigrated to Southern California as a child.

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My losing bid to be "Rep of the Year".
 This is the Essay I wrote for the American Booksellers Association. It was required because I had been nominated for the 2017 "Rep of the Year" Award. A far more worthy person than I won, but I thought you'd like to see it none the less. Essay: What do you...

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Cornelia Funke
The wonderful Cornelia Funke (pronounced FOON-kah) was born in 1958 in Dorsten, Westphalia, Germany. Growing up, Cornelia didn't plan on being an author, let alone a world-famous one.When she
was 18 she left home to study at the University of
Ha...

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Cornelia Funke
The wonderful Cornelia Funke (pronounced FOON-kah) was born in 1958 in Dorsten, Westphalia, Germany. Growing up, Cornelia didn't plan on being an author, let alone a world-famous one.When she
was 18 she left home to study at the University of
Ha...

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                                                                                                Click to see  An homage to my Southern Booksellers   You are the best!

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An homage to my Southern Booksellers.

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Tallahassee's Midtown Reader
Tallahassee has a wonderful new independent bookstore, the Midtown Reader , opened by Sally Bradshaw.   Sally was former Florida governor Jeb Bush's chief of staff. Jeb called her his "closest advisor for the entirety of my political career." A lifelong Rep...

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Leonard Pitts, Jr.
Leonard Pitts , Jr. is a nationally syndicated columnist, novelist and winner of
the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. He was originally hired by the Miami Herald to critique music, but
within a few years he received his own column in which he dealt extensively
with rac...
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