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Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP

Barb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed national speaker, noted for her humorous, entertaining and information packed seminars. She is author of the books Medical Minutiae, An Apple a Day—the ABCs of Diet and Disease and Live a Little, Laugh a Lot.

Many people can conduct health seminars, or write books on health, but very few can make them both thoroughly informative and entertaining. Barb Bancroft makes complex health topics easily understandable, appealing and hilarious.

Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP has provided more than 1800 educational and motivational seminars on clinical topics and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals and corporations throughout the US and Canada. She has been the keynote/plenary speaker for corporate groups such as Smith Barney/Citicorp and the Million Dollar Round Table. She has provided keynote/plenary speeches for healthcare associations including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The National Association of Biology Teachers, The Emergency Nurses' Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Pacific Coast Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and more.

Barb has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, St. Xavier University of Chicago. She has provided courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. She is currently the Executive Director and President of CPP Associates, Inc., a continuing education firm for corporations and healthcare professionals based in Chicago, IL.

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Jean Sheldon

Jean is a relative newcomer to Oregon, having lived previously in New Mexico, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Illinois. She's been a graphic artist for thirty years and a mystery writer for six. Our fiction imprint, Bast Press, published The Woman in the Wing, Seven Cities of Greed, Mrs. Quigley's Kidnapping, Flowers for Her Grave, An Uncluttered Palette and She Overheard Murder.


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