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Philip Dale Smith, from Bowling Green, KY, has authored six children’s picture books. Two won national awards. With his daughter, Lisa Kay Hauser, he’s written three historical fiction novels, including Kentucky-based Turn Back Time, winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Fiction. A full-time writer and speaker, he conducts school programs for K-12 and presents his Every Kid A Winner Program to teens and adults. His books include six children's picture books, two historical fiction novels and one young adult novel.
Lisa Kay Hauser, an award-winning author, speaks to children and adults in schools, churches and community groups. In addition to her children’s and adult historical fiction writing, she’s a published and recorded songwriter and lead singer of the gospel bluegrass band, Rock River Revival. 1-2-3, Special Like Me! and 1-2-3, And God Made Me! grew out of a poem she wrote for her children’s newspaper column in Brodhead, WI. Lisa’s books include two children’s picture books, two historical fiction novels and one young adult novel.
Donna Brooks, award-winning Kentucky artist best known for her “Heaven’s Little Sweethearts” collectors’ plates by the Bradford Exchange, was nominated their “New Artist of the Year.” Her popular prints are available through Home Interiors® and in outlets nation-wide. She paints baptismal scenes for churches and also murals. Donna is resident artist at FOHS Hall in Marion, KY, and is a visiting artist at schools throughout the area. Her home is in Providence, KY. She has illustrated five books for Dale Smith. For each she created 28-30 oil-on-canvas paintings.
© 2004 Philip Dale Smith