George Yuhasz is a passionate advocate for the preservation and protection of our natural world. A proud father and grandfather, lifelong learner and world traveler, he delights in sharing with children and adults his knowledge and enthusiasm for appreciating the joy and wonder of connecting with nature. A graduate of American University's Schools of International Service and Government, he also holds a M.A. degree in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. George is a former U.S. government special agent, intelligence officer and contractor, and has worked in the private sector as an investigator and security consultant. A special joy in his life was coaching the Allegheny College cross country team for fourteen fall seasons.
His first book, IMAGINE THAT: THE MAGIC OF THE MYSTERIOUS LIGHTS, was WINNER-OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S FICTION ILLUSTRATED CATEGORY, as well as FINALIST-JUVENILE FICTION CATEGORY in the 2019 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards. He was WINNER/GOLD MEDALIST CHILDREN'S BOOKS AGES 6-9 in the 2019 Wishing Shelf Book Awards, as well as earning an HONORABLE MENTION AWARD CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS AGES 6 + in the 2019 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. In 2020, the book was honored as a DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE CHILDREN'S INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORY by the Independent Press Book Awards, and was also recognized as an Indie/BRAG MEDALLION HONOREE by the Book Readers Association Group.
George lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina and is currently working on another children's book and a suspense novel.
Imagine That: The Magic of the Mysterious Lights
Evelyn is a little girl who lives with her parents and brother in a house with a big backyard. On nights when the sky is filled with brightly shining stars, she loves to go outside before bed to see the Milky Way and the Big Dipper and dream about the planets.
But Evelyn has a secret: She is able to see flashes of light streaking across the night sky that no one else can see. And she'll soon learn that her secret is actually a wonderful gift.