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Steve Western (BA-78), Coos Bay, Ore., has written Why Do We Have to Learn This Crap? Twenty-Five Days in the Life of a Basic-Math Teacher. The humorous eBook answers the question, Why don’t more American adolescents scale the mathematical bell curve and reach average?

Inside Act: How Twelve Actors Made It and How You Can Too by UNC faculty member Ken Womble documents the experience of working actors by exploring the choices they made at critical moments in their careers and how those choices led to substantial results.
Hansen Publishing Group, 2013

Don Cygan (BA-86), Parker, is co-author of No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne, a historical narrative of one of the most famous events of World War II. Don teaches history at Douglas County School District.
NAL Hardcover, 2012

Josh Divine (BS-12), Colorado Springs, is the author of a science fiction novel, The Revival. Josh is attending Harvard Law School.
Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Thomas Koziara (BA-04), Niles, Ill., completed a five-year master’s degree in Polish history at Jagiellonian University at Kraków, Poland.  He published Polish Vocabulary Volume I and II, German Vocabulary I, German Vocabulary I and II, ?aci?skie S?ownictwo Tom I and II, Russian Vocabulary Volumes I and II, and Rally With Me: Poetry of the Markets Volumes I-V.
Aurifera S.A., 2013

Barry Kolman (DA-85), Staunton, VA, wrote The Language of Music Revealed, a music fundamentals book geared to the non-musician. Barry is music director and conductor of the Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra and guest conducts around the world.
Universal Publishers, 2012

Ronald Hixson (MA-79), Eagle Pass, Texas, has retired from private practice as a psychotherapist.  His book, Endangered Private Practice: Surviving Health Care Reform, provides a clearer picture of what health care services might look like in the next seven years. < bookcover>
Publisher Jason Aronson, Inc., 2012

Strategy Instruction for Middle and Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities: Creating Independent Learners was written by Gregory Conderman (EdD-89), Dekalb, Ill. Gregory is a professor at Northern Illinois University.
Corwin, 2013

Gregory Denman (BA-72), Colorado Springs, has written two new books—Think It, Show It Science and Think It, Show It Mathematics. Both books offer 3rd through 8th grade teachers practical writing strategies and models for their classrooms that are aligned to the demands of Common Core State Standards.
Shell Education Publish, 2013

Leo Dunn (BA-10), Simi Valley, Calif., has written his first in a series of young adult fiction novels.  Cordillera: The Wayward Kin, written under Leo’s pen name L. Benedict Dunn IV, is a tale that follows the lives of princes as they travel across the Kingdom of Cordillera.
Silver Tongue Press, 2013

Sandy Whelchel (BA-66), Parker, announced her fourth novel, Willow Switch, a historical saga that chronicles the two-year trip of a man and his son from Ohio to Colorado in the late 1870s.  
National Writers Press, 2013

From a Dead Sleep is the first novel written by John Daly (BS-96), Greeley. John writes a national column on political, cultural and media topics for the website of Bernard Goldberg and a weekly online column about fatherhood for The Greeley Tribune.  He and his wife have two children.
BQB Publishing, 2013

Thomas Ramey Watson(MA-72), Denver, is the author of Baltho, the Dog who Owned a Man. It is an inspirational story of Tom and his first ‘therapy dog’ told in a fictionalized memoir that explores a remarkable psychic relationship.  Tom is a psychotherapist, life coach, writer and professor, affiliated with Regis University in Denver.
Barn Swallow Media, 2012

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