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About Our Authors

Moonglade Press would like to introduce our talented and dedicated authors. 

Monica Graham

Monica M. Graham, author and illustrator of “Johny and the Extraordinary Caterpillar” and “A Mermaid Tear,” lived in Germany with her parents, her younger brother, and sister. When she was nine years old, they moved to America. Over the years Monica has painted many pictures, some she gave away, and many she entered in fairs where she won numerous first-place ribbons. She has published in Highlights for Children and Pack of Fun for craft ideas. She has also had a story published in Bread for Children. Monica took a correspondence course from the Institute of Children Literature. She was a teacher’s assistant for many years and is currently working at a daycare. Monica also teaches Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Monica and her husband have two grown sons. She now lives in Central Oregon with her husband.

Marjorie Meret-Carmen

Marjorie Meret-Carmen, M.Ed. is an educator, freelance writer and social and political activist.

Marjorie earned a Master’s degree in Education from Antioch University in 1979. Author of “Repairing the Benzo Blunder: A Mosaic of Recovery” Marjorie continues to write and inspire others to tell their tale.

Ellen Waterston

Ellen Waterston is an award-winning poet and author. She is the author of a collection of essays, Where the Crooked River Rises; a memoir, Then There Was No Mountain; and poetry titles: Hotel Domilocos, Between Desert Seasons, and I Am Madagascar. Her fourth poetry title and verse novel, Vía Láctea, A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the Camino, premiered as a full-length opera. Waterston’s latest nonfiction title, Walking the High Desert, Encounters with Rural America along the Oregon Desert Trail, University of Washington Press, released May 2020, received strong praise. As a literary arts advocate, she founded the Writing Ranch. She was the founder and executive director of The Nature of Words, a literary arts nonprofit. Ellen founded the Waterston Desert Writing Prize, annually recognizing a nonfiction book proposal that examines the role of deserts in the human narrative.

Alice Elshoff

Alice Elshoff is a retired teacher and author of “How Grace Got Her Name” a true story about how the recovery of an injured Swan, and her ability to woo a very grumpy, unhappy male swan, captivated an entire town.

In her second book “Tundra’s Gift” Elshoff mixes ancient myth with modern inspiration supplied by a very special owl. The story of “Tundra’s Gift” is inspired by the bravery of children she saw recovering while she volunteered at Doernbecher Children’s hospital in Portland, Oregon. Alice lives in Bend Oregon with a few chickens and a very opinionated cat.

Lenora Whiteman

Lenora Whiteman

Lenora Whiteman, author of “Snowbound Stagecoach,” is a fourth-generation Oregonian. Her interests include history, gardening, and geology. She has worked as a hardware store clerk, a surgical dental assistant, and a community college instructor. She has also worked in antique malls and a traditional English tearoom.

Whiteman is a past vice president of the Allphin-McClain Family Association and a life member of the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers.

Author Leslie Perrin Wilson

Leslie Perrin Wilson

Leslie Perrin Wilson is a writer, a local historian, a retired special collections curator, and a long-time Massachusetts resident. Author of works for both scholarly and popular audiences, she is particularly interested in documentation that opens up the stories of women’s lives, including a 1914-1918 diary that provided the framework for her last book, “This Is the Life”: The Diary of Jennie McLeod (2020). Her latest work “Mid-Century Chic” was inspired by her unexpected discovery in 2020 of two portfolios containing her mother’s fashion illustrations from some six decades ago.
Jocelyn Pedersen

Jocelyn Pedersen

Jocelyn Pedersen is a graduate of Brigham Young University. She grew up in Pueblo, Colorado and now lives with her husband and children in American Fork, Utah.

When she’s not busy managing her Benzo Brains YouTube channel or serving as an advisor to The Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices and The Council for Sustainable Healing, you can find Jocelyn rocking out to big band music and forcing her kids to watch MGM musicals with her.

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Moonglade Press is currently reviewing for new authorships. If you are interested in getting your manuscript prepared for publication, feel free to contact us. Be sure to read first the Submissions page for prerequisites.