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How This Book Finally Came to Life After 30 Years in the Garage! – Beverly B. Palmer, Ph.D.

How This Book Finally Came to Life After 30 Years in the Garage! – Beverly B. Palmer, Ph.D.

Love Demystified: Strategies for a Successful Love Life began in 1985 on my one-semester sabbatical because I wanted to present the scientific basis of loving relationships. There was an explosion of research articles on loving relationships in journals until 1975 when U.S. Senator William Proxmire gave a Golden Fleece Award to The National Science Foundation […]

Literary Prize Winner Abandons Writing for Awhile, and Then Finds His Muse in Africa!- by David Michael Litwack

Literary Prize Winner Abandons Writing for Awhile, and Then Finds His Muse in Africa!- by David Michael Litwack

“When a young Peace Corps volunteer is recruited for a ‘second job,’ we are thrust into a new heart of darkness—and light. A rich, thrilling LeCarre-esque journey into the tribal and geopolitical wars of 1960s Africa.” -Kenneth W. Davis, Professor Emeritus of English, Indiana University Background In 1966, the Peace Corps sent me to the […]

Old WWII papers with “Weeping Ink” in an Italian Market Spur an Author to Finish her Decades-old Novel-in-Progress – by Pamela Allegretto

Old WWII papers with “Weeping Ink” in an Italian Market Spur an Author to Finish her Decades-old Novel-in-Progress – by Pamela Allegretto

The consistent manifestation of hope, scribbled across those abandoned pieces of paper on which the ink now weeps, afforded a valuable glimpse into the Italian sentiment during this horrific period. I deemed all this information to not be coincidence, but rather a sign that I was meant to continue with my novel…

From Blindness, to Job Loss, to Surgery…with a Smile! How This Inspirational Author Refused to Blame God for Her Illness – by Yocheved Golani

From Blindness, to Job Loss, to Surgery…with a Smile! How This Inspirational Author Refused to Blame God for Her Illness – by Yocheved Golani

I came up with the idea to write my book at a party hosted. The odds for anyone surviving the type of surgery I’d endured are quite low. Months after my discharge from the hospital, I was celebrating my survival at a meal of thanksgiving (seudat hoda’ya in Hebrew). Guests listened to my speech about […]