• UCF Knight Authors

Discover the latest books by fellow Knights! UCF alumni, faculty, and staff authors hold various degrees and represent wide-ranging fields of employment and life experiences, and have produced significant works across all literary genres.

 

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Spotlights

Featured Bookshelf

Rayyan Al-Shawaf '02

When All Else Fails

Jaquira Diaz '06

Ordinary Girls

Jenny Torres Sanchez '00

We Are Not From Here

Lauren Callahan '05 and Michael Callahan '05 '09MBA '17EDD

Hello, Knightro!

UCF Knight Author List

 

*Starred names are alumni chapter/club volunteers.

Sorted Alphabetically By Last Name

Shainna Ali '10 '12MA '16PhD
30 Under 30 Award Winner
The Self-Love Workbook: A Life-Changing Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Recognize Your Worth and Find Genuine Happiness

The Self-Love Workbook for Teens: A Transformative Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Build a Healthy Mindset, and Embrace Your True Self

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Travis R. Bell '00
CTE, Media, and the NFL: Framing a public health crisis as a football epidemic

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Dr. Christian L. Bolden '10PhD
Out of the Red: My Life of Gangs, Prison, and Redemption

 

John Bros '13
The Personal Wellness Principles: Simple Steps to Create a Happy, Healthy, and Fulfilling Life

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Ismael Brown '14
My Own Worst Enemy: A Black Man's American Story

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Andrew Browne '09
African Americans in Fashion History: 40 Icons Who Helped Shape the Industry
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Dan Bruder '89 '95MBA
The Blendification System: Activating Potential by Connecting Culture, Strategy, and Execution

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Seymone Brutus '16
Prayrior 365 Daily Prayer Planner For Specific Prayers

 

Josh Calcanis '11
What This Means To You - A Millennial's Take On Getting Ahead

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Marc Chernoff '04 and Angel Chernoff
Getting Back to Happy
1,000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently
1,000 Little Habits of Happy, Successful Relationships

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Kyle Coon '13
Discovering A Life Without Limits: How cancer took my sight, blindness gave me vision, and the mountains let me live
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Janene Cullen '85
Lead Like a Master Gardener 

Melissa Diamond '05
Girl Surfs World
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Jaquira Diaz '06
Ordinary Girls
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Melissa Edwards '18
I See You: A Survival Guide for New Nurses and a Memoir of My First Year a a Graduate Nurse in the ICU


Dr. Vincent Edwards '02
Lead With Love: Nurture Sustainable Relationships


Cassandra Exantus '02 and Socrate Exantus '00
Find Your Hedgehog and Stop Working: When You Find Your Passion, Work Stops Being Work

Don Fesh '92
Sometimes You Have To Eat A Crap Sandwich: A collection of short essays to improve your career mileage

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J Scott George '84
Blindsided: How to Get Up When Life Knocks You Down


Tyler Gillespie '10
The Thing About Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State 
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Dr. Rodney Harley '95
Thirty Days of Inspiration: Thirty Original Quotes and Insights to Transform Your Life

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Enid Jackowitz '91 '96MA
The Rest of the Way


Abner Jackson '06
Through It All: Sanford Raised Me & ATL Saved Me

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Katherine Kehres '06
Building the Life of a Woman Engineer

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Michael Kloss '99
Five Days with the Mouse to Be a Better Event Planner


Andrew Knott '03
Fatherhood: Dispatches From the Early Years
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Stephanie Kostopoulos '08
Discovering My Scars: Learning to Take a Giant Leap Forward, while Taking Two Steps Back

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Lillian Laitman '93
Suit Up! Empowered with Purpose

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AlumKnight Author Spotlight Interview

 

 

Justin Lang '09
Real Life University: The most relevant, hardcore life lessons for anyone under 40!

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Andy Long '83
Photographing the Aurora Borealis

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Ashley McGrath '08 '10MA
UnabASHed by Disability

*Makaila Nichols '20 
Nicholson School of Communication and Media Alumni Chapter | Member-at-large
Blatantly Honest: Normal Teen, Abnormal Life

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Holly Noon '11 '16MS
It's Not About You So Please Understand: The social textbook to understanding concepts related to racism and people of color

 

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John Phillips '82
Boots to Loafers: Finding Your New True North

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Greg Ringer '73
Destinations: Cultural Landscapes of Tourism
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Donna Robinson '08
Relatable God

Olivia Sain '17
Liv To Tell
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Paul Taylor '86
My Dear Nelly

Joseph Uzel '77 '78MA
Stromberg-Carlson Telephones 1894-1984, History, Design, and Restoration

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Christina C.C. Willis '09MS '13PhD
Sustainable Networking for Scientists and Engineers

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Teri Yanovitch '78
Unleashing Excellence: The Complete Guide to Ultimate Customer Service

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Sorted Alphabetically By Last Name

Shainna Ali '10 '12MA '16PhD

30 Under 30 Award Winner

Luna Finds Love Everywhere: A Self-Love Book for Kids

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Shana Antoine '15
Manse and Nono Take a Hike
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Laird Atkins '82
Precious Girl, No Matter What
Precious Boy, No Matter What
Precious Family, No Matter What
Flying Together, It's O.K. Really
Forgiving is the Right Thing To Do


Andrew Browne '09
African Americans in Fashion History: 40 Icons Who Helped Shape the Industry
Fabian and Fabiola: The Furry Fashion Fiasco (Fiction: Children's Book)
Author Website


Lauren Callahan '05 and Michael Callahan '05 '09MBA '17EdD
Hello, Knightro!


Lisette Diaz '15
La Viejita Ramonita: A Bilingual Tale
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Valerie D'Ortona '81MEd
Isabel Visits Beaches
Meow Months
You and Me Embrace Diversity
Author Website


Marsha Jackson Montgomery '02
Every Bunny Danced


*Lori Levoy '08
Volusia/Flagler Alumni Club | Co-chair-elect
"I am going to be a UCF Knight!"

 

Kyle Monahan '03
Pamplemousse
Author Website

Deirdre Ochipinti '93
Super Alec's Very Super Day: An Adoption Story


Sabbithry Persad '17
Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?
Operation: Reuse It!
We Can Reduce: Precycle It!


Jana Piragic '07 '09MA
UCF Knight in Training

Author Website

Author Spotlight


Andrea Piazza '19
30 Under 30 Award Winner
The Nutcracker Reimagined: An Inclusive Retelling of a Classic
Peter Pan in Everland: An Inclusive Retelling of the Classic Tale
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Diana Rojas '11
Stand Tall
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Sorted Alphabetically By Last Name

James Fenton '09 '14MBA
Atoms and Tension and Temples Tire


Tyler Gillespie '10
Florida Man: Poems
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Ashley Inguanta '09 '11MFA
The Island, The Mountain, & The Nightblooming Field
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Derreasha Jones '21
What Must I Know?
Catching the Grains


Miranda Katz '15
Because One Day You'll Read This                  
Continuously Coping

Michele Parker Randall '98 '02MA
Museum of Everyday Life
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Judith Roney '12, '15MA
According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
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Ron Turner '70
My Father, My Sons and Me in Between
They Call Me Papa


Joe Weckerle '76 '88MS
Decades of Lyrical Verse

Sorted Alphabetically By Last Name

Dr. Helton Aldridge '80
Sunken Treasure Lost Worlds Trilogy: The Risky Business Chronicles
A Colten X. Burnett Novel
Revelations
Encounter
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Rayyan Al-Shawaf '02
When All Else Fails
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Jordan Bates '13
Pas De Deux
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Linzi Baxter '11
Hacker ReExposed
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Veronica Berry '87
Meliah, Job’s Wife: A Story of Healing, Hope, Temptation and Truth


Vanessa Blakeslee '05
Perfect Conditions: Stories
Train Shots: Stories
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Mustafa Donmez '11
Red White Love: The Love of Liverpool
Beyoglu Patrol: Discover the Mysterious World of Cops
Nihal


Kim Donovan '13
ScareActor
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Jane Elzey (Janie Pritchett-Clark) '82
Dying for Dominoes
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Renee Garrison
Anchored Together
The Anchor Clankers
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Raquel Gary '09
The Legacy: A Journey of Faith, Sacrifice, and Never Giving Up

Lenore Hart '77
The Night Bazaar: Venice
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CB (Carolyn) Hoffmann '96
Consuming Fire: An Alexa Silven Novel
Murder by Design: Alexa Silven Returns
Bulletproof Wedding: An Alexa Silven Finale
Too Many Choices 1&2
Royal Conspiracies
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Stacey Horan '93
Sycamore Lane
Inland
The Elixir Vitae Adventures: ORTUS, JUVENIS, and ADULTUS
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Lindsay Hunter '02
Eat Only When You're Hungry
Ugly Girls
Don't Kiss Me
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Julie Iromuanya '04
Mr. and Mrs. Doctor
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Jaroslav Kalfar '11
Spaceman of Bohemia
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Samuel Knight '20
Triumph of Heroes Book Series


Tara Krishnarao '20
The Crossed
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John Lavelle '01
Oreads
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TK Lawyer '96
Love on the Edge of Danger: A Pandemic Romance Collection
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John Leary '88
The Angel Hunter


Caitlin Lochner '20
A Soldier and a Liar
An Outcast and an Ally
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Juan Martinez '12
Best Worst American: Stories
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Edward McComas '84
Fiberglass Fantasies: A Collection of Corvette Short Stories


A.S. McConnell '08
Second Chances
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Author Spotlight


Rachel Meinke '18
Along for the Ride
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Lisa Ann O'Kane '04
Essence
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Deborah Phipps '89
Hanna Krusher Series
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Jose Pizarro Cruz '13
Botanica
The Osiris Gene
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Elizabeth J. Rekab (aka Jessica Baker) '09
Hawnt
Everhaven
The Ghost Junkies

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Gary Roen '97
Journey
Slotski's World


Nickalus Rupert '15MFA
Bosses of Light and Sound
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Zach Sabra '16
LAND OF DEMONS: A New Age Dawns
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Ben Shafer '10
The Search for Newton's Moon
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Lori Sjoberg '92
Grave Intentions
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Kandi Steiner '12
A Love Letter to Whiskey
The Right Player
Say Yes
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Chudney Thomas '01
Full Circle
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Jenny Torres Sanchez '00
We Are Not From Here
The Fall of Innocence
Because of the Sun
Death, Duickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia
The Downside of Being Charlie
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James Tramontana '97
Ace Tucker Space Trucker
Ace Tucker Space Trucker 2: The Wrath of Ace
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Carolina Trussel '18
Love in the City with No J Street
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Ale'ta Turner '09
Hold on Love, Lust is Calling


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Jack Weitzel, Jr. '71
More Than A Marathon
Metamorphosis
Looking For My Sister
Resurrecting Fledgling

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Michelle Young '93
Dragonstone
The Dragon's Heart
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Nour Zikra '14
Divinity Falling
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Reid Conrad '91
The One Act Play: an Introduction to Playwriting


Trina Emler '05
An Education Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How Radical Changes Can Spark Student Excitement and Success


Beth Ann Fiedler '11
Three Facets of Public Health and Paths to Improvements: Behavior, Culture, and Environment
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Bart Leahy '02MA
Heroic Technical Writing: Making a Difference in the Workplace and Your Life
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Akiya Maston '99
The Wonder Years of Middle School
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Anh Phillips '94
Work Better Together: How to Cultivate Strong Relationships to Maximize Well-Being and Boost Bottom Lines


Jewlana Smith-Hunter '07
Equity Outside of the Box: A Framework for Engaging Diverse Learners
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Eileen Stremming '19
The First Generation
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William Wheeler '96
Integrating Wireless Technology in the Enterprise


Wendy Whitman Cobb '06 '07MA
Privatizing Peace: How Commerce Can Reduce Conflict in Space
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Amanda Wilkerson '16
From Student to Scholar Mentoring Underrepresented Scholars in the Academy
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Nathan Holic, Associate Lecturer
The Things I Don’t See


David James Poissant, Associate Professor
Lake Life

Chrissy Kolaya, Assistant Professor
Other Possible Lives


Lisa Roney, Associate Professor
Serious Daring


Peter Telep, Senior Instructor
The Secret Corps

Browse more faculty books in the UCF Libraries 'UCF Authors Collection'

 

Barbara Gunter Tierney
UCF Libraries Department Head of Research & Information Services

Transforming Library Service Through Information Commons: Case Studies for the Digital Age

Peggy L. Nuhn
UCF Connect Librarian for Seminole State College at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
Supporting Transfer Student Success: The Essential Role of College and University Libraries

Cynthia M. Kisby
UCF Libraries Interim Associate Director for Administrative Services
100 Books to Think About



Browse more staff authors:
Library Author Spotlight Series: Book Chapters
Library Author Spotlight Series: Books

 

 

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