Our Members’ Books in Print

We’re proud of our members’ achievements. Here is a sampling of their work in print.

Gerry Souter
American Shooter

american_shooterGun ownership has long been a hot-button topic in the United States, and the National Rifle Association has the reputation of being an organization of primarily politically conservative members. American Shooter provides a unique look at gun ownership, handgun bans, shooting sports, and the controversy over how to interpret the Second Amendment from the point of view of a liberal gun owner and enthusiast.

James V. O’Connor 
Another Man’s Treasure

AMTIn addition to being a public relations professional, Jim O’Connor also operates a home organizing business. He intended to write a how-to book on organizing, but with many already on the market, he decided to write a mystery/romance novel that entertains while indirectly informing readers what home organizers do and how they do it. His protagonist confronts massive clutter, a flirtatious client, and hidden riches. His dramatic discoveries captivate the city and transform his clients’ complex relationships—and his own.

Cynthia Clampitt 
Waltzing Australia

This Mom’s Choice Award-winning Waltzing_Australiatravel narrative will sweep you away on a grand tour of the land Down Under, as you follow author Cynthia Clampitt on her six-month, 20,000-mile solo journey around and across the continent. From big cities to remote wilderness, rainforest to desert, you will come to know Australia intimately in this inspiring book that reviewers have said is “like you’re there traveling with her.”

 

Cyndee Schaffer
Mollie’s War

Mollies_warMollie’s War is a story woven around the collection of letters that WAC Mollie Weinstein wrote home to her family during WWII along with historical commentary concurrent with the letters. It documents the human side of life during the war – a life that alternates between fear and romance, exhaustion and leisure. The story depicts Mollie’s experiences from her first train trip to Daytona Beach for basic training in October, 1943, to the dramatic image of her seeing the Statue of Liberty as her ship approached the U.S. shores when she returned in November, 1945. Published by McFarland Publishers, this book may be the first collection of letters published by a Jewish American WAC.

Karen Bolek 
How to Apologize to Your Woman (So that she won’t use it against you in the future.)

appolize Premised on translating leadership best practices into the personal realm, this book is a complete A-to-Z guide to relationship healing through apologizing. The book contains everything from the big picture to communication strategy to in-depth techniques that make a difference. Male readers learn empowering skills that work relationship magic, while female readers acquire new terminology to more effectively ask for what they need and want.

 

Helen Gallagher
Blog Power and Social Media Handbook
Release Your Writing: Book publishing your way

BlogPowerSocial networking and social media have transformed communication today. Blogs are here to stay, with over 100 million of them in active use. Are you missing out? Blog Powerand Social Media Handbook helps you learn where it began, what it does, and the steps you need to get on-board. For more book and purchase information visit www.cclarity.com

 

Rachel Madorsky
Maestro

Maestro Unveiling shows a reader many ways to change destiny. The engaging tales captivate and enlighten. She opens a door to the reader, one probably closed, that she opens to each person she heals. Once the door is opened, they can find their way from their troubles to an improved destiny.

karmaSymphony of Your Karma: Healing Destiny of Soul portrays a unique approach to self-discovery, thus provoking its readers to change their perception and gain new understanding of their place in the surrounding world. The author constructs a mosaic of life-stories that are eloquently intertwined throughout the narrative, in order to provide an illuminating insight into the complexities of human existence and spirit.

destinyCreate Your Own Destiny! Spiritual Path to Successes is a desktop guide to health for those interested in the preservation of health and the maintenance of karma. This unique book is an invaluable resource for those faithful to and open to spiritual and energy healing. The book helps the reader realize the body and the mind are not two independent essences to be treated separately, but must be treated as a single whole.

Jim Bowman
cover copyCompany Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968 is a 1950-68 personal history as Jesuit novice, seminarian, student, teacher, priest: anecdotal, narrative, with scattered commentary. Robert Blair Kaiser, who covered Vatican Council II for Time magazine, says he “couldn’t stop reading” it. Russell Shaw, a prolific conservative commentator on church matters, calls it “a vivid account . . . a picture of the American Jesuits in transition.”

Robert Mueller
Fields of War: Battle of Normandy

9780982367735_p0_v3_s260x420The D-Day invasion was the largest amphibious landing in history. Although successful, it was only precursor to months of the deadly fighting necessary to dislodge stubborn German defenders from the Norman countryside and eventually liberate France. As a visitor’s guide, Fields of War: Battle of Normandy presents the actual locations of key events in the struggle to free France from German occupation. Each battlefield visit begins with a succinct history of events followed by a description of the intense military action that determined success or failure. The narrative revolves around thestories of the privates, NCOs, and junior officers whose sacrifices made success possible.

Fields of War: Fifty Key Battlefields in France and Belgium

51nWc8fmfVL._SL500_AA300_For 600 years the fate of kingdoms, empires, and republics has been decided through battles in a small area of what is now northern France and Belgium. These battlefields have remained essentially undisturbed. Many still display artifacts or striking memorials of the titanic struggles of the twentieth century’s two world wars. This book includes fifty battles, all within 240 miles (400 km) of Paris, that have greatly influenced and even sometimes changed the course of European and World history. Many locales present the opportunity to view scenic French and Belgian countryside or historic cities. Fields of War: Fifty Key Battlefields in France and Belgium brings each battle to the reader with a succinct history of precipitating events followed by a description of the site.

Sheila Glazov
What Color Is Your Brain? A Fun and Fascinating Approach to Understanding Yourself and Others

This book is offers an insightful approach to understanding yourself and others. The short chapters are easy to read and chockfull of helpful and fun facts that make the people’s complex personalities less confusing and simple to understand.  Readers quickly understand why the differences in our personalities shade our perceptions and affect the way we interact with others. With the help of this dynamic book, discovering your own Brain Color and learning to adapt to others is bound to be a no-brainer! 10% of the royalties from the sale of this book is allocated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift

This “Family Fairy Tale,” version of What Color Is Your Brain?® helps children  achieve a shaynagreater understanding of themselves and others, reduce bully behavior, accept and appreciate individual differences, deal with life’s challenges, and celebrate life’s triumphs. Reading Princess Shayna starts conversations that encourage children to talk about how the story’s characters relate to their own real life experiences. Like all enduring fables this story combines exciting storytelling with a powerful message of self-discovery and self-confidence that remains long after its reading. 10% of the royalties from the sale of this book is allocated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Teacher’s Activity Guide for Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift

This workbook offer teachers copious classroom activities to create a safe learning environment, which increases students’ recognition of their Praiseworthy Gifts and helps them become educationally, socially, and emotionally successful. The perfect, quick, and easy resource to apply, transfers, and reinforce Princess Shayna’s valuable lessons in the classroom. Complete with Gift Giver’s Guide Bonus Questions, Brain Color quizzes, coloring and work sheets, word games, puzzles, recipes, and 70+ time tested activities! 10% of the royalties from the sale of this book is allocated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Candace Thompson

Still Having Fun, a Portrait of the Military Marriage of Rex and Bettie George

 Awarded first place in biography by the Military Writers Society of America, Still Having Fun, a Portrait of the Military Marriage of Rex and Bettie George, 1941-2007 is a stickeronflowerstestament to the character and resilience of American military families. It has been called a romance, a history lesson, an intimate view of a military family, an ode to military spouses, an entertaining and enlightening read with a few guaranteed tears..”

Rex and Bettie George pursued their life adventure with energy and enthusiasm. From courtship to camp-following, WW II to post-war occupied Okinawa, the Cold War to the Korean War, the Pentagon to Germany, retirement and more travel, aging and Alzheimer’s, the path was not always smooth. Along the way their marriage was tested by the death of a child, a murder, a family suicide, a betrayal of trust and family health crises.

Their story is told through letters and postcards, v-mails and emails, flight logs and travelogues, expense ledgers and tax returns, taped interviews and home movies narration, performance reviews and newspaper articles and is accompanied by 55 photos and illustrations.

“STILL HAVING FUN” is available in paperback and Kindle at amazon.com http://amzn.to/1c2Dnz2 or at barnesandnoble.com.

 

Reno Lovison 

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