Rachel Simon is the award-winning author of six books and a nationally-recognized public speaker on issues related to diversity and disability. Her titles include the bestsellers “The Story of Beautiful Girl” and “Riding The Bus With My Sister”. Both books are frequent selections of book clubs and school reading programs around the country.

Rachel’s work has been adapted for theater, NPR, the Lifetime Channel, and Hallmark Hall of Fame, whose adaptation of “Riding The Bus With My Sister” starred Rosie O’ Donnell, Andie McDowell, and was directed by Anjelica Huston.

Rachel has become known for her literary voice for those with a disability. Her personal stories and experiences, have created dynamic keynote and workshop experiences.

In addition to speaking nationally, Rachel is currently working on a new novel.

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Marc is an active volunteer at the famed Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, California and enjoys applying his art and design background to designing and creating contemporary hooked rugs and other artistic projects. He resides in the beach area of the California central coast and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Congregation Am Ha Yam which approprietly means people of the sea.