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Four writers across genres share how they translated their professional experiences into published books. After a career in politics and international development, Daniel Martin Elliott wrote The Kingmaker, which follows a political consultant as he influences the Colombian presidency. The Shot That Never Came by John Coburn is a memoir about Coburn’s career in law enforcement for the U.S. Forest Service, and his experience dealing with tragedy. When You Think No One Is Watching: Wild But True Hotel Stories by Emmanuel Gratzimi is a collection of nonfiction hilarities and the tragedies collected over a fifteen-plus year career in the hotel and customer service industries. Mandkhai Erdembat is a Mongolian contortionist who has captured her life experiences in Honor, a self-help book detailing the supreme benefits of a contortionist’s life.

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John Coburn

John Coburn is the author of the creative non-fiction The Shot That Never Came. Coburn is a former law enforcement officer for the U.S Forest Service. He was assigned to the Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona and served as a patrol officer for over ten years. The defining... Read More →
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Daniel Martin Elliott

Daniel Martin Elliott has spent his entire career in politics and international development. He worked on political campaigns of presidents and prime ministers around the world, as well as congressional campaigns in the United States. After several years in politics, Elliott moved... Read More →
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Mandkhai Erdembat

The author of Honor,  Mandkhai Erdembat was born in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia. From a young age she started training contortion and became a professional contortionist. Mongolian contortionists are considered to be the best in the world. Mandkhai traveled and performed in over fifty-two... Read More →
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Emmanual Gratzimi

Emmanuel Gratzimi has worked in hotel and customer service industries for well over 15 years.In his books, he offers insight into the relationships that play out when others don’t feel that theyare being observed. Mr. Gratzimi shares captivating tales of danger and fun that have... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Merten Tent 4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA