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In 2007 Jeff Gammage was part of a team of reporters who received a national Sigma Delta Chi award for excellence in deadline reporting, for their coverage of a mass shooting at an Amish school. China Ghosts, about his family's adoption of two Chinese daughters, was published to critical acclaim the same year. Mr. Gammage was born in Trenton, raised in Willingboro, graduated from James Madison University, and currently lives in Elkins Park, Pa. His website is http://www.chinaghosts.com/.

Michael B. Jackson is the Parole Revocation Hearing Officer for the NJ Juvenile Justice System. He has previously worked for the state as Youth Counselor and Parole Supervisor. In the early 1970s he fought drug addiction and spent time in prison himself. He maintains a website, http://www.jointfx.com/, for current and former prisoners and their loved-ones, also writing a popular advice column, "Ask Shakir."

            Other featured local authors include poet Alfred Encarnacion, inspirational writer Don Paul Hicks, biographer Christine M. Hill, poet Karmaya Lewis, non-fiction writer Joan Marsteller, memoirist Margaret Hicks Morris, and children's writer Joyce C. Payne.

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