Nautilus Book Awards & Kathy Eldon

About Marilyn Maguire

Marilyn Maguire, the Founder/Director of Nautilus Book Awards and of NAPRA (Networking Alternatives for Publishers, Retailers & Artists, Inc.) a former trade association for publishers, booksellers, authors, editors and others in the publishing industry.

Formerly a marketing and publishing consultant, editor, literary agent, bank officer, psychotherapist and yoga instructor, Marilyn has graduate degrees in Psychology, Education and Eastern Philosophy.

She is also a member of G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised in The South) and a mother of 3 and grandmother of 8.




About Kathy Eldon

Kathy Eldon is one of the co-founders of Creative Visions Foundation with her daughter Amy Eldon Turteltaub, a global organization that supports “creative activists” who their creative talents to change the world around them.


The foundation is inspired by Kathy’s son Dan, who used his passion for photography to change the world. Dan Eldon died at the age of 22 in Somalia. A young photo-journalist with a passion for activism, he and 3 colleagues were stoned to death when mobs reacted to the bombing of a UN building in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993.


Kathy is also the founder of Creative Visions Productions, which produces socially conscious films and is working with Julia Robert’s company, Red Om Productions, to produce a movie about Dan’s life.

Kathy is the author of over 17 books and hosts “Caught in the Act”, a Huffington Post video blog that features dynamic creative activists and has herself been featured on countless television and radio programs globally, including a segment on Oprah’s “Producer’s Favorites.”


And today, we’re going to be talking with her about her new book, Safari As A Way of Life, a compilation of photo journals and notebooks from her son Dan’s private sketches and thoughts which have been beautifully bound into a comprehensive narrative about his life and work in Africa.






Project Night Night and their efforts to put a new or slightly used children’s book in the hands of homeless children in shelters in the United States. Since 2005, they have hand-delivered more than 100,000 night night packages which include a stuffed animal, a blanket and a children’s book tucked inside a canvas night night bag. We encourage you to find out how you can donate to support their efforts today.



Read to Feed is a reading incentive service-learning program that offers global education opportunities and will foster in your children a love for reading, a passion to help others and a way to help create a better world.

About Jennifer S. Wilkov

Radio show Host Jennifer S. Wilkov is a #1 international best-selling award-winning author and the creator of the From Thought to Sales in 90 Days™ Book Process. Jennifer has supported first time and seasoned authors and writers with the writing, getting published and marketing of their book ideas and projects as well as the building of their platform to raise their visibility to readers and the media.

She is also an award-winning freelance writer (2009 Silver Eddie Award for an article featured in Marie Claire April, 2009 issue) who has been quoted and whose writings have appeared in national magazines and newspapers.

Jennifer has sat on Boards of Advisors and spoken at major industry events including the New York Center for Independent Publishing, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, RT Booklovers Convention, Writers for New Orleans, Self-Publishing Book Expo and BookExpo America.

Through the years, Jennifer’s works have been endorsed by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Allen, Barbara De, publicists, literary agents, publishers, many in the field of green book publishing, her martial arts Senseis in Shintaido and Aikido, and many more.

Jennifer is also the Host and Executive Producer of the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show on WomensRadio. Your Book Is Your Hook! is designed to serve and support authors, writers and readers of books and other writing mediums. It showcases industry professionals and authors who share insights, experiences and wisdom about writing, marketing and publishing your book and beyond including Hollywood film, television, radio and more..