2012 Roswell UFO Festival Authors

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Sharon King
Sharon KingSharon King has been an early childhood teacher, program coordinator and a director in child care centers for more than 26 years.

She enjoys doing arts and crafts, and working with children. Over the years she has made many fun activities to share with children.

Her book Junior Alien Zone is a fun and an interesting arts and crafts activity book about aliens which can be used in many ways.

Sharon never thought she would write a children’s book and then it happened. In the summer of 2004, she and her husband took their niece and family on vacation to Roswell.

While there, they learned about the UFO Festival held each July. Sharon had so many ideas, she started to write them all down and the rest is history … a book was born.

Just 33 days after Junior Alien Zone was published, she had her first book signing. It took place at the Roswalien Experience 2009 Festival in the International UFO Museum & Research Center in Roswell. The book received a lot of attention and positive exposure.

Tom Kirkbride
Tom Kirkbride Tom Kirkbride grew up on the beaches of Southern California, where the location of his GAMADIN saga begins.

While in college he was a lifeguard at La Jolla. Tom also is an avid bodysurfer, skier, world traveler and artist.

All the artwork you see on the official website is his, including the front cover of his book, Word of Honor.

Tom has written screenplays and short stories, but prefers the length and depth a novel brings to a good story. His GAMADIN series evolves from his love of science fiction and the desire to develop a thrill-packed, fast-paced adventure.

Today Tom lives the San Diego with his two dogs, Jack and Bear. His daughter, Lara, attends an East Coast college.

Kathleen Lorraine
Kathleen A young Kathleen wrote her first book, Pockets, for her daughter Rebecca when she started her first year in school. Although her first book never saw the light of day, some of Ms. Lorraine’s later works did.

The upcoming author writes her stories under the Pen Name of K. Lorraine.

Ms. Lorraine resurrected her interest in writing after a 30-year absence to raise her children. She kept her skill of writing fine-tuned when a local newspaper offered her a staff writer’s position with her own byline.

She divides her time between writing adult human drama of romance and suspense and a series of read-and-color children’s stories about an alien called Spog.

She has to her credit: A Next Generation: Love in Silence, The Mis-Adventures of Walter and Katy Shuster, The Lonely Alien, The Apple Trick and Beyond A Kiss. The book cover art and all of her illustrations are original pieces by Ms. Lorraine.

She and her husband, Ed, have been married 20 years. They divide their time between a home in New Mexico and a southwest Florida vacation property.

The couple has a blended family of five adult children: Heidi, Michael, Eric Edmund, Eric Michael and Rebecca. They have six grandchildren: Jesse, Haley, Greta, Rachel, Joseph Giovanni and Maia.

Be sure to look for more about the author and her literary work at

Ms. Lorraine has plans to feature some of her original art on the website.

Ken Hudnall
Military veteran Ken Hudnall was an instructor in urban warfare at the U.S. Army Infantry School and is author of a dozen books, including the award-winning Manhattan Conspiracy series.

The first in the series was written in 1992, but was a chillingly accurate portrait of the terrorist attacks on New York City in 1993 and 2001.

He has appeared on CNN, FOX News and other major networks as a special consultant in urban warfare. In addition to his works of fiction, he has written extensively on the issues of unidentified flying objects and national security.

Jill Mara
Jill “Amariah” Mara, author of the telepathically received book Keys to Soul Evolution: A Gateway to the Next Dimension is a conduit for messages from transdimensional beings. She is dedicated to sharing her ability to assist humanity in awakening to their true potential.

Amariah connected with Simion, the Evolutionary Collective of 7th dimension light beings during a meditation to meet her guides in 2005. Instead of personal guidance, this collective delivered information regarding the upcoming shift in human consciousness. She soon began verbally channeling answers to questions from friends and family about life, the universe and reality.

When she attempted to type information from Simion at her computer, she automatically received several pages and a list of topics, which she later realized were the introduction and chapter titles of a book. Over four years, she worked diligently to complete and publish the profound Simion book, Keys to Soul Evolution.

Amariah now makes telepathic contact with many different beings including archangels and extraterrestrials. She offers life changing personal sessions in which she connects with an individual's guide(s) regarding their soul origin, purpose, and making contact.

Amariah has become a cosmic ambassador and is a regular guest at conferences and on radio programs. She contributes to publications such as Sedona Journal of Emergence and, and is a featured channel in the documentary Tuning In Two. She shares a monthly email newsletter message from Simion, and offers occasional spiritual travel journeys. Her next journey will be to Israel for December 2012.

Prior to her book release, Jill was active with her yacht charter brokerage in the US Virgin Islands. Before that she owned a video production company recording whales in Cape Cod, MA, and spent several years as an elementary teacher in New York. She has a BA in Communications and a Masters in Teaching.

Paola Leopizzi Harris

Paola Leopizzi Harris (Italy/Europe/Vatican) is an Italo-American photojournalist and investigative reporter in the field of extraterrestrial related phenomena research.  She is also a widely published free-lance writer, especially in Europe.  She has studied extraterrestrial related phenomena since 1979 and is on personal terms with many of the leading researchers in the field.  From 1980-1986 she assisted Dr. J. Allen Hynek with his UFO investigations and has interviewed many top military witnesses concerning their involvement in the government truth embargo.  She has been an investigator of the UFO Phenomena for the last 30 years.

In 1997, Ms. Harris met and interviewed Col. Philip Corso in Roswell, New Mexico and became a personal friend and confidante.  She was instrumental in having his book The Day After Roswell, for which she wrote the preface, translated into Italian. She has just written the preface for the Italian edition of Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut’s book, The Way of the Explorer.

She returned to Roswell, New Mexico in the summer of 2003 for the American debut of her book - Connecting the Dots; Making Sense of the UFO Phenomena. She debuted her second book in Roswell at the 60th anniversary celebration. It is entitled - Exopolitics: How does one speak to a Ball of Light? Exopolitical Challenges and Protocols for Future Contact and it speaks of the Orb and Light Sphere Phenomena including the spheres seen during StS-75 NASA Footage. Her third book Exopolitics: All the Above is dedicated to George Noory, Coast to Coast AM radio host, has become a best seller. Her latest book - Exopolitics: Gateway to a New Reality, debuting January 2011 is filled with credible witness testimonies interviews and spiritual solutions to transforming Planet Earth.

She is interviewed in the Video Fastwalkers released by Safespace Producer Robert Miles and she appears in New Paradigm Films' UFO and ET documentary The Day Before Disclosure. Her Interview of Canadian Ex Minister of Defense Paul Hellyer has been translated into six languages and is currently on Utube video.
She has spoken all through Europe (Ireland, England Switzerland, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Belgium) of the importance of full disclosure. Her new non-profit association, Starworks Italia and StarworksusaLLC, will promote disclosure and Exo-Political dialogue Worldwide.

  She has a regular column in X-Times and Area 51 UFO Magazines, has written for Nexus, Australia and Explora, and Open Minds Magazine - among others publications. 

Paola lives in Rome, Italy and Boulder, Colorado and has a Masters degree in Education.  She teaches history and photojournalism and on-line classes in Exopolitics for Dr. Michael Salla’s Exopolitics Institute for which she in International liaison director.