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       Michaele Lockhart 

      About the Author 

      This author and avid reader is acutely aware of the need for confemporary fiction that portrays and appeals to the vast spectrum of today’s multigenerational readers.  Still working as a registered nurse, she is also a talented landscape and nature photographer.  A passionate historian, her primary interests are the period surround World War II and U.S. western history. 

      Published in 2006 her first novel, COMING HOME: THE OLD MEN AND THE SEA, recounts the contemporary history adventure of thirty WWII veterans and their successful endeavor to rescue an LST for historical preservation.  On a sentimental journey turned terrifying voyage a determined group of veterans, all over the age of seventy, come together, joined by one shared cause- the rescue of a U.S. Navy landing craft critical to the battles of WWII and part of their history as well.  As they “come home,” each man struggles against the vast power of the sea as he confronts his own crises. 

      Coming in March 2010, in LAST NIGHT AT THE CLAREMONT classical pianist Renata DiMonte abondons her career of a lifetime with the symphony to find herself puzzled by what appear to be paranormal phenomena as she entertains the elegant Piano Bar and Lounge of New York City’s gracious Claremont Arms Hotel. 

      Current projects include a mystery series set in today’s southwest, beginning with WILDERNESS JOURNEY, and HEARTBEATS, a saga covering the immediate post-World War II period to the present, partially based on her own family’s history. 

      An alumnus of both the University of Arizona and the University of Maryland, Michaele began her professional career as a high school teacher, following a first job as a book editor for an independent publishing company in San Antonio, Texas.  Her six years in Annapolis, Maryland, closely assoiated with the U.S. Naval Academy, helped further her deep atachment to U.S. military history. 

     Member: Society of Southwestern Authors, www.ssa-az.org

     Arizona Authors Association, www.azauthors.com

      Mlockhart2son@aol.com     web site: www.michaelelockhart.com

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The Mini-Time Machine A Museum of Minatures- TINY TALES STORY TIME FOR TOTS


      a literacy program in collaboration with MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS for families with children ages 2-6

      Join us under the stars and listen to a picture book read by MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS staff.  Next explore the galleries and then work together to create your own work of art inspired by the stories!  Tiny Tales takes place from 10 am to 11 am at The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures with paid admission. 

      Summer 2010 Schedule 

      May 8, 2010

      A Taste of a Different Place.  Summer vacation is just around the corner.  These storybooks and the museum’s minitures will transport you on an imaginary journey to a distant lond.  Featured Stories TIKI TIKI TEMBO by Arlene Mosel, MADELINE by Ludwig Bemelmans, and THE SEED AND THE GIANT SAGUARO by Jennifer Ward.  Art Activity: Design a mini-postcard. 

      June 12, 2010

      Hooray for Dad!  We’ll celebrate Father’s day with stories about Dad; then explore some minatures that feature father figues.  Feature Stores: JUST THE TWO OF US by Will Smith and PAPA PLEASE GET THE MOON FOR ME by Eric Carl.  Art Activity: Create a mini kite with a message for Dad on Father’s Day. 

      July 10, 2010 

      Escape to Winter: The Mini-Time Machine and a few snow stories will keep you cool on a hot July day.  Featured Stories: SNOWBALLS by Lois Ehlert, THE LITTLE SNOWFLAKE by Steve Metzger and THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED SOME SNOW by Lucille Colandro.  Art Activity: Create glittering snowflakes. 

       THE MINI-TIME MACHINE  A Musem of Minatures 

       520-881-0606   theminitimemachine.org 

       4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive  Tucson, Az  85712

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Arizona Science Fiction & Fantasy Guide 2010/11- Phoenix Metro Area Science Fiction & Fantasy Organizations

      Phoenix Metro Area Science Fiction Fiction & Fantasy Organizations

      AZSF.Org & SFTV.Org 

      Links to Arizona Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming groups, and events.  Science Fiction TV Schedules, News and Links to SFTV web sites http://www.sftv.org & http://www.azsf.org


      Non-profit corporation that puts on Copercon conventions and publishes ConNotations.  Meets at 8 pm on the last Friday of each month in January thru September and second Friday in October, November and December.  Phone: (602) 937-2341.  Email: info@casfs.org  http;://www.casfs.org

      The Dark Ones  An organization formed for the expression and explorartion of various cultural themes including, but not limited to the Dark Ages and the Renaissance.  Also sponsors the periodic Dark Con convention.  Email darkones@darkones.org  http://www.darkones.org

      LEPRECON, INC.  Sponsors the annual art-oriented LepreCon science fiction &fantasy convention.  Meetings are quarterly in February, May, August & November.  Phone: (408) 945-6890  http://www.leprecon.org 

      THE SOUTHWEST COSTUMER’S GUILD  The Southwest Costumers Guild is interested in all facets of historical, cultural, science fiction, fantasy, and humor costuming.  E-mail: randwhit@aol.com  http://southwestcostumersguild.org

      T.A.R.D.I.S  The Arizona Reginal “Doctor Who” Interest Society is a Dorctor Who & International Science Fiction Fan Club that has been around for over 25 years.  It meets ever other Saturday at various locations in the Phoenix Metro area.  Info: (602) 864-0901  http://members.cox.net/tardisaz/ 

      UNITED FEDERATION OF PHOENIX  Phoenix area Star Trek and general SciFi fan club that has been active since 1975.  We are a social club that meets every two weeks at various locations around the Phoenix area.  Phone: (602) 242-9203  Email: info@U-F-P.org

      WESTERN SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION  Non-profit organization that sponsors RandomCon.  Dedicated to educational activities in the genres of science  fiction, fantaasy, costuming, gaming and science.  Phone: (602) 937-2341  Email info@westernsfa.org  http://www.westernsfa.org

      CONNOTATIONS  The B-Monthly Science Fiction & Convention Newszine of C.A.S.F.S  Issues available online at www.casfs.org

      The Az SF Guide made possible by AZSF.org.  Sny questions should be directed to Lee Whiteside  (leewsftv@yahoo.com)

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