Stuff in the ‘Sourcebooks’ Category

22 June, 2016

Madison

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Juliet Madison had always wanted to write a book one day — and, okay, her first book wasn’t a complete accident, nor was it easy to write — but she had not planned on becoming a writer when she did.

“When I made an unexpected and quick decision to leave my business and home school my son, I decided to see if I could craft a novel, just for fun,” Juliet says. “Long story short — I was hooked, and the rest is history.”

Now a bestselling and award-nominated author, Juliet has written over a dozen books of romantic comedy, women’s fiction, and young adult supernatural mystery.

Juliet’s many talents and interests inform her writing. Before becoming a writer, she ran her own business as a naturopath (accordingly, a character in one of her books is a naturopath). Juliet also has experience in dance, art, internet marketing, and perfume sales. Now, she prefers to indulge her propensity for multiple careers by living vicariously through her characters.

Her series Tarrin’s Bay is set to continue with one book for each month of the year. The series, which includes THE JANUARY WISH and APRIL’S GLOW (Harlequin Escape), features stand-alone stories that are yet linked by some reappearing characters and a common setting of a small coastal town. Her young adult series, The Delta Girls, 9781501110030centers on the five Delcarta sisters, who each have an extra-sensory perception that enables them to see what others can’t — and that puts them in danger. The five books in this series are named after the five senses;  SIGHT, SOUND, SCENT, TASTE, and TOUCH, and are published by Diversion.

Juliet’s romance novels also have magic in them, though in a different sense of course. These stories see characters on fun, emotional journeys of self-discovery — which often include hilariously embarrassing situations. The titles, published by Harlequin Escape, are FAST FORWARD, I DREAM OF JOHNNY, STARSTRUCK IN SEATTLE, HAUNTED EVER AFTER, and 12 DAVES OF CHRISTMAS.

Using her insight as a motivational expert, Juliet has also created an inspirational coloring book for adults, COLOR YOUR DREAMS (Sourcebooks). The book features one hundred color pages, each of which is designed around an empowering word that encourages the person who is coloring to become who he or she wants to be. In its thoughtful use of language, this book enhances the already-ColorYourDreams_CVRmeditative exercise of coloring.

A naturally optimistic person, Juliet likes to weave positive messages into her stories to leave readers with a sense of appreciation about life. “I love doing random acts of kindness,” says Juliet. “I love spreading joy around and often leave little gifts for strangers in public, even though I don’t know who is going to find them. I don’t do it to get anything in return, but it’s amazing how often you do get gifts yourself in return!”

Juliet is an Australian native and lives near the beach on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales. There, she spends as much time as possible writing and as little time as possible doing housework.

You may find more information about Juliet here:

http://www.julietmadison.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/juliet_madison (@Juliet_Madison)

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/julietmadisonauthor

Blog: http://www.julietmadison.wordpress.com

–Nicole Blum


13 May, 2016

SHAME NATION: Preventing, Surviving and Overcoming Digital Disaster, Sue Scheff and Melissa Schorr

Internet safety expert Scheff and journalist Schorr document the rise of cyber-shaming such as trolling, revenge porn, sexting scandals, email hacks, and cyber-lynchings and tell us what we need to do to protect ourselves (and others) as well as how to recover from an attack after it happens. (Sourcebooks/World English/2017)


25 January, 2016

Daughters of Divorce by Terry Gaspard and Tracy Clifford

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Restore your faith in love and build healthy, successful relationships with this essential guide for every woman haunted by her parents’ divorce.

Over 40 percent of Americans ages eighteen to forty are children of divorce. Yet women with divorced parents are more than twice as likely than men to get divorced themselves and struggle in romantic relationships. In this powerful, uplifting guide, mother-daughter team Terry and Tracy draws on thirty years of clinical practice and interviews with over 320 daughters of divorce to help you recognize and overcome the unique emotional issues that parental separation creates so you can build the happy, long-lasting relationships you deserve.

 

Reviews

“If you’re in a family of divorce as a daughter or parent this book is for you. Gaspard and Clifford are a mother and daughter who have gone through it themselves. From self-esteem to the impact on your relationships, this book gives you practical doable action steps to help you learn how to change your story or narrative and see divorce through adult eyes. It can be very helpful for adult children of divorce, and for mothers and fathers who are looking for insights and ideas to help their daughters.” – Jeff Zimmerman, ABPP Clinical Psychologist and co-author of Adult Children of Divorce and The Co-Parenting Survival Guide

Daughters of Divorce is an original and timely treatment of a very important topic. Bravely told from the perspective of the authors, a divorced mother and her daughter, Daughters of Divorce provides empathy, guidance and wisdom for those who are struggling to understand the impact of divorce on their lives and choices. Highly recommended!” – Joshua Coleman, Ph.D. Psychologist and author of When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along

“Finally! A book about divorce that is specifically focused on women. This thoughtful, insightful and uplifting book acknowledges the unique impact of divorce on its daughters while offering concrete steps and practical solutions.” – Elisabeth J. LaMotte LICSW, author of Overcoming Your Parents’ Divorce

“Rarely have I read a book that is as honest, courageous and optimistic as Terry Gaspard’s Daughters of Divorce. Ms. Gaspard has skillfully crafted a book that combines authenticity, warmth and clinical expertise – a rare combination in the self-help genre. This gem of a book is chock filled with intriguing personal reflection, vignettes, tasks and assignments. It is a virtual handbook for daughters seeking to stop this transgenerational pattern, dead in its tracks.” – Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT, author of The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us

“”…the authors’ solid and empathetic advice is applicable to anyone who has suffered childhood traumas affecting his or her ability to trust in the power of love.”
” – Publishers Weekly


5 December, 2015

Gaspard

small web use Terry  Tracey IMG_9460Today, about 40 percent of all children in America will experience a parental divorce prior to the age of eighteen. For years, researchers have identified the damage divorce inflicts on the lives of children. In recent decades, many studies have examined the negative impact of parental divorce on children into adulthood. However, few have offered concrete strategies for overcoming these difficulties and none have shed light on the unique challenges of women as daughters of divorce.

As a therapist practicing for over thirty years, Terry Gaspard has noticed that while parental divorce impacts most children into adulthood, daughters experience unique vulnerabilities that put them at great risk of passing on the legacy of divorce to their children.

Terry’s interest in the lives of women who grew up in divorced families began with her own experience. She decided to write Daughters of daughters of divorceDivorce with her daughter Tracy Clifford because the topic of overcoming the legacy of divorce is a personal one for them – divorce goes back five generations in their family. Having experienced divorce in their own lives, they have a keen understanding of how it can affect the inner lives of children, and impact the kinds of adults they become.

In their new book, Daughters of Divorce: Overcome The Legacy of Your Parents’ Breakup and Enjoy a Happy, Long-Lasting Relationship, mother-daughter team Terry and Tracy tackle a timely and very important topic – the intergenerational aspect of divorce. They draw on Terry’s thirty years of clinical practice and interviews with over 320 daughters of divorce to help readers recognize and overcome the unique emotional issues that parental separation creates so they can build the happy, long-lasting relationships they deserve.

“Rarely have I read a book that is as honest, courageous and optimistic as Terry Gaspard’s Daughters of Divorce. Ms. Gaspard has skillfully crafted a book that combines authenticity, warmth and clinical expertise – a rare combination in the self-help genre. This gem of a book is chock filled with intriguing personal reflection, vignettes, tasks and assignments. It is a virtual handbook for daughters seeking to stop this transgenerational pattern, dead in its tracks.”

Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT, author of The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us

Unlike most books about divorce, Daughters of Divorce asks women to honestly examine their own lives and identify how their past might contribute to relationship failure. In Daughters of Divorce, the authors unveil The Seven Steps to a Successful Relationship which provides a road map for women to recognize destructive dynamics in intimate relationships and take steps to change them so they can create strong partnerships and break the legacy of divorce once and for all.

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed therapist with over thirty years of clinical experience specializing in divorce, children, and families, as well as a nonfiction writer and college instructor.

She is a sought-after speaker who frequently offers commentary on divorce and her research on daughters of divorce. Two of Terry’s research studies on adult children of divorce have been published in the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage. Terry is a regular contributor to Huffington Post Divorce, divorcedmoms.com, divorcemagazine.com, and yourtango.com. Tracy Clifford is a writer and conducted the in-depth study of daughters of divorce with her mother. Terry and Tracy live in New England and are co-owners of movingpastdivorce.com.

Follow Terry on Twitter at @MovingPastDivorce and find updates about their book on their Facebook page: Moving Past Divorce

 

 


23 July, 2014

DAUGHTERS OF DIVORCE, Terry Gaspard and Tracy Clifford

Licensed clinical social worker, teacher, and relationship blogger, Terry Gaspard, and her daughter Tracy Clifford’s DAUGHTERS OF DIVORCE, a guide for the millions of women who are haunted by their experiences growing up in divorced households and are struggling to heal the wounds of the past and build lasting, happy relationships as adults. (Sourcebooks, Fall 2015), World excluding Asia