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Valencia Robin

Valencia Robin is the author of Ridiculous Light, winner of Persea Books’ Lexi Rudnitksy First Book Prize, finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and one of Library Journal’s best …

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Leone Ciporin

Leone Ciporin’s short stories have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Woman’s World, Mystery Weekly, Black Cat Mystery Magazine and numerous anthologies. Leone is a member of Mystery Writers of …

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Oliver Milman

Oliver Milman is a British journalist and the environment correspondent at the Guardian US. His forthcoming book, The Insect Crisis, will publish in March 2022. He lives in New York …

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Donna Lucey

Donna M. Lucey, media editor at Virginia Humanities, is an award-winning biographer whose books include Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas, the New York Times-bestselling Archie and Amélie: Love …

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Christopher Tilghman

Christopher Tilghman is the author of four novels and two short story collections, most recently the novel Thomas and Beal in the Midi. He retired last spring as a professor …

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Lawson Koeppel

Lawson Koeppel, MSW, is a person in long-term recovery whose focus is on active substance use, policy, and mental health. He co-founded Virginia Harm Reduction Coalition (VHRC) in 2018 to …

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John Vercher

John Vercher is the MWA Edgar Award-nominated and CWA Dagger-Shortlisted author of Three-Fifths, the Agora Books launch title for which, to date, rights have been sold in seven countries. Published …

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Nick Pyenson

Nick Pyenson, author of Spying on Whales, is the curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. His work has taken …

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Barbara Bradley Hagerty is a journalist with NPR and The Atlantic and an author working on her third book. She met Bruce Greyson when researching Fingerprints of God, on the …

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Kim Wilkens

Kim Wilkens is the founder of Tech-Girls, a founding board member of Charlottesville Women in Tech, and co-host of the Once Upon a Tech podcast. Now a UVA Ed.D. student …

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Leni Sorensen

Dr. Leni Sorensen works as a university lecturer, museum consultant, hands-on presenter and researcher with a focus on African American slavery, American agriculture, and women’s work in colonial and post-colonial …

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Shelley Murphy

Dr. Shelley Murphy, a genealogical researcher for more than thirty years, is the Descendant Project Researcher for the University of Virginia, an Instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute, …