Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements

August 2010
by Linda Carlson

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How many of us have our efforts recognized by Congress? Leon Cooper, of 90 Day Wonder Publishing, is, at age 90, celebrating authorization of federal funds to restore the South Pacific beach where many Americans remain interred after a significant World War II battle in 1943 that killed nearly 1,700 sailors and Marines.

Cooper, whose efforts to keep Red Beach on Tarawa from being consumed by garbage have been the subject of a documentary on the Discovery Channel, reports that this year’s defense budget includes approval for maintenance of an area that became a graveyard. You can stay up to date on Cooper’s campaign to ensure his comrades are remembered and respected at

MaryAnn Kohl of Bright Ring Publishing has some advice about avoiding technical problems during personal appearances. Her books are about art and crafts for children. While most programs she presents at schools and teacher conferences come off without a hitch, she says, “no matter how many things I anticipate and prepare for, there is often something new. I just add it to the list of ‘live and …IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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