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Saturday, September 27 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Wine & Sign Party and Dinner Buffet

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We invite you to join us for the “Wine & Sign” Cocktail Party & Book Club Saturday Night,  September 27, 2014.  As a part of our conference, we would like to celebrate the many FABulous book authors we have in our community!   We will allow our published authors to display their books, sell their books, or sign the copies you already own.

For our attendees: Bring your home copy if you want to have it signed, or you may leave a comment here for an author prior to the conference if you would like to pre-order a book then pick up your copy during this event!  We look forward to having you join us for food, wine, conversation and books!


Kyle Dine

Educator and Musician, Anaphylaxis Canada
Kyle Dine is a trusted food allergy educator and musician who performs allergy awareness assemblies across North America. He educates students in elementary schools about allergies, anaphylaxis and what they can do to help maintain an allergy-safe school environment. He has multiple food allergies himself and has worked with Anaphylaxis Canada since 2008. He is also the owner of www.allergytranslation.com - a website that provides translation... Read More →

Authors and Artists
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Artist, Food Allergy Fun
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Debbie Adler

Owner, Author, Sweet Debbie's Organic Cupcakes
Debbie Adler is the owner of the nationally renown bakery Sweet Debbie’s Organic Cupcakes located in Los Angeles.  In addition to owning her bakery, Debbie is the author of the critically acclaimed cookbook, Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery. It was named a “Best Gluten-Free Cookbook of 2013” by Delicious Living Magazine. Debbie is... Read More →

Dr. Donna DeCosta

Founder and CEO, FoodASC
Donna DeCosta, MD is a radiologist and the married mother of two sons with life-threatening food allergies. Her desire to help other families navigate the challenges and risks of severe food allergy led her to create and publish , A Little Bit CAN Hurt: The Shocking Truth about Food Allergies -- Why We Should Care, What We Can Do and start the Food Allergy and Sensitivity Circle (FoodASC.com).. | | She is also the founder of... Read More →
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Erica Dermer

Blogger, Celiac and the Beast
Erica Dermer is founder and head celiac in charge of Celiac and the Beast. She started her website because she felt like she had a new and humorous voice to bring to the gluten-free table, and desperately needed some celiac catharsis through writing and blogging. With a background in marketing and market research and development (including the food and beverage industry), she’s always had a soft spot in her heart for packaged... Read More →
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Dr. Paul Ehrlich

Partner, Allergy and Asthma Associates of Murray Hill
Dr. Paul M. Ehrlich was educated at Columbia University, trained in pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital at NYU, and allergy and immunology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is a partner at Allergy and Asthma Associates of Murray Hill, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine, attending physician in medicine and pediatrics at Beth Israel Medical Center, and attending physician at the New York Eye... Read More →
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Henry Ehrlich

Author, Food Allergies: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure
Henry Ehrlich is co-author of Asthma Allergies Children: a parent’s guide with Dr. Lawrence Chairamonte and Dr. Paul Ehrlich, board-certified pediatric allergists, and editor of AsthmaAllergiesChildren.com, which they founded in tandem with publication of the book because “medicine moves faster than print.”  A former corporate speechwriter, Henry has also published books on speechwriting, adoption, sleep... Read More →
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Alisa Fleming

Author, Go Dairy Free
Alisa Fleming founded the largest dairy-free website, GoDairyFree.org, in 2004, which is now host to over 2 million unique special diet visitors per year. She has since written and published the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: the Guide and Cookbook for  Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, published another best-selling vegan author, and co-produced several ebooks. In 2011, she also joined Allergic... Read More →
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Laurel Francoeur

Owner, Greenlaurel Solutions LLC
Laurel Francoeur graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. She is also a graduate of Suffolk Law School and has been a practicing lawyer since 1996. She is a support group leader for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and served on their board of directors. She was on the FAI (Food Allergy Initiative) Steering Committee and is now on the... Read More →
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Dr. Ruchi Gupta

Author, Doctor, The Food Allergy Experience
Dr. Ruchi Gupta is an internationally recognized expert on food allergy, and a parent of a child with allergies.  She has published some landmark manuscripts including the food allergy prevalence study showing 1 in 13 kids have food allergy and a recent economic study showing food allergy costs 24.8 billion dollars annually in the US.  She is an associate professor of pediatrics and Director of the Center for Maternal and Child... Read More →
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Jan Hanson, M.A.

Founder, Educating For Food Allergies, LLC
Jan Hanson, M.A. is a nationally recognized food allergy educator, author and speaker. | She founded her consulting company, Educating For Food Allergies, LLC in 2001, and | provides guidance to families and school personnel in food allergy management. She is | the author of the book, Food Allergies: A Recipe For Success At School, and has been | utilized as an expert by both radio and print journalists, including in the Miami Herald | and... Read More →
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Beth Hillson

Food Editor, Gluten Free & More
Beth Hillson is a food writer, author and blogger.  She is the food editor for Gluten Free & More and writes and lectures frequently on the gluten-free diet and lifestyle as well as other special diet needs.  | Beth was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976 and attended culinary school where she learned to adapt classic recipes to fit her own diet.  In 1993 she founded one of the first gluten-free food companies... Read More →
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Pam Jordan

Author / Blogger, I'm a Celiac
Pam Jordan was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2011 after struggling for fifteen years with symptoms.  She is a working wife and mom to three young kids.  Her blog, ImaCeliac.com, provides simple Gluten Free recipes, product reviews, restaurant reviews, and giveaways.  Pam has a cookbook called Family Approved Gluten Free Recipes, that is filled with easy to make Gluten Free recipes using ingredients you already have in your... Read More →
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Kristen Kauke

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Author, Handling Emotions
Kristen Kauke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who also happens to parent two boys with life threatening food allergies, as well as live with food allergies herself. Kristen’s dozen years of clinical experience includes therapy with clients of all ages. She has provided individual, family, couples, and group counseling in both private and school settings. Additionally, Kristen has presented and written on the topics... Read More →
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Rivka Kawano

Author, What To Post: A Complete Guide to Effective Social Media
Rivka Kawano is a social media expert, speaker, and author of the book What To Post: A Complete Guide to Effective Social Media. She also has first hand experience with the danger that food allergies present and loves to help people find ways to reach their audience with this important message. As an avid reader and literacy advocate as well as author she has a passion for books, authors, and the whole publishing process. Nothing makes her... Read More →
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Colette Martin

Author, Learning to Bake Allergen-Free: A Crash Course for Busy Parents on Baking without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy or Nut
Colette Martin is a food allergy mom, an expert on how to bake allergen-free, and author of Learning to Bake Allergen-Free: A Crash Course for Busy Parents on Baking without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy or Nuts. When her son was diagnosed with allergies to wheat, milk, eggs, soy and peanuts in 2001, she had to reinvent how her family ate. Having first learned to bake in her grandmother’s kitchen with wheat, butter, milk, and eggs, Colette... Read More →
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Robyn O'Brien

Author, The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It
Robyn O’Brien, a former food industry analyst, author, and mother of four,  triggered an allergic reaction in the food world when she asked a simple question: “Are we allergic to our food or what’s been done to it?” She brings compassion, insight and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that recent changes to our food supply are having on the health of families, companies and economy. Robyn has been... Read More →
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Cybele Pascal

CYBELE PASCAL is the author of three bestselling cookbooks, Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking, The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook and The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, the Food Network, the Today show, Good Morning America Health, PBS, and NPR. She is a leading blogger in the field with an award-winning website, and lectures and teaches nationally. She is also the CEO and president of Cybele's Free-to-Eat... Read More →
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April Runge

Author, Gordy and the Magic Diet
April Runge is a marketing research consultant and mom, but declares she should have honorary credentials as a special needs educator, specialty diet chef and triage nurse while raising their two children with different medical conditions—allergies, asthma and epilepsy. April co-authored her first children’s picture book Gordy And The Magic Diet after being inspired by her daughter’s harrowing, yet successful... Read More →
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Lori Sandler

Founder, Divvies
Lori Sandler is the founder of Divvies, a fun, national brand of delicious snacks made in Divvies own dedicated nut, egg & dairy free bakery, located in South Salem, NY.  Her youngest son, Benjamin, is the inspiration behind Divvies.  When he was diagnosed with severe food allergies, the social as well as safety realities of the situation became clear.  Lori became a Mom on a mission, and set out to find a solution that... Read More →
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Jules Shepard

Owner, Jules Gluten Free
Jules Shepard, a celiac diagnosed in 1999, and an indomitable perfectionist with a penchant for equality and fairness, this former prosecuting attorney was simply unwilling to accept the dry, gritty, vacuous foods that were the norm then. Two years in her kitchen, and Jules had perfected an all-purpose flour blend that enabled her to continue her passion for baking and sharing food with others. Her company, Jules Gluten Free, was soon founded and... Read More →
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Stacey Stratton

Peanut Free Zone
Stacey Stratton is using her BA in Communications, MA in Special Education, and experience as an educator, to work with parents and schools in communicating the special needs of children with food allergies.  Her book, Allergies at School, is a resourceful guide for parents working with their school to help increase their child’s safety. Stacey is also the founder and creator of PeanutFreeZone.com, a... Read More →
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Maya Trimner

Author, Invisible Disability
Maya Trimner is an artist, e-book author and former makeup-artist who has lived with severe multiple food allergies since birth. She describes her life-threatening struggles with many various topics affecting the food allergy community on her blog, www.mayashappyplace.com where she hopes that newly diagnosed people can gain some useful information or support from her words. Her e-book, Invisible... Read More →
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Susan Weissman

Author, Feeding Eden: The Trials and Triumphs of a Food Allergy Family
Susan Weissman was an English teacher long before she was a mother, but children changed her life in ways she’d not foreseen. Her son Eden is allergic to seven of the “Big 8” food allergens.  She devoted herself to learning about our vexing modern epidemic and parents in the same predicament and began writing about her food allergy experiences as a blogger. Wanting to share “our story&rdquo... Read More →

Saturday September 27, 2014 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Exhibit Hall D

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