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5 December, 2015

Gaspard

Popular relationship blogger, family therapist, and author, Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW, has seen first hand that 2nd marriages face challenges that 1st marriages simply do not. Increased financial pressures; unfinished business with exes; the complications of blending families; scrambling for time for romance, let alone sex; and more can strain second marriages to the breaking point. In her latest book, THE REMARRIAGE MANUAL: How to Make Everything Work Better the Second Time Around (Sounds True, February 2020), she shares the expert advice, practical tools, hope, and inspiration that remarrying (and already remarried) couples need to make sure their 2nd (or 3rd) marriages will finally be their happily ever after.

THE REMARRIAGE MANUAL will help put readers and their spouses on solid footing; make sure the flame between them keeps burning bright; and build a deeply trusting, loving, and sustainable connection for the long haul.

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed therapist with over thirty years of clinical experience specializing in children, individuals, couples, families, divorce, and remarriage, as well as an author, nonfiction writer, and college instructor.  She is a popular speaker who frequently offers commentary on divorce, marriage, remarriage, and relationship issues. Two of Terry’s research studies on adult children of divorce have been published in the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage. Her previous book, Daughters of Divorce: Overcome the Legacy of Your Parents Breakup and Enjoy a Happy, Long-lasting relationship, was published by Sourcebooks in 2016. She is the owner of movingpastdivorce.com and a regular contributor to The Gottman Relationship Blog, Patheos.com, marriage.com, thegoodmenproject.com,  divorcedmoms.com, and divorcemagazine.com.

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

 

 


13 March, 2012

Freeman

Classicist, historian and novelist Philip Freeman brings a remarkable gift as a storyteller and an ability to make the ancient world contemporary through his interpretation and translation of events and great works. Currently the Fletcher Jones Chair of Western Culture, Dr. Freeman earned a joint Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1994 in classics and Celtic studies.  He has taught at Boston University, Washington University in St. Louis, and was the Qualley Chair of Classical Languages at Luther College in Iowa. He has been a visiting fellow at the American Academy in Rome, the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C., and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, and the Lilly Foundation.

Philip Freeman is the author of a number of books on ancient and medieval studies, including biographies of St. Patrick, Julius Caesar, and Sappho, as well as translations of the works of Cicero.  Praising his biography of Alexander the Great  (Simon & Schuster 2010), Wall Street Journal declared: “Mr. Freeman’s ambition, he tells us in his introduction, was ‘to write a biography of Alexander that is first and foremost a story.’ It is one he splendidly fulfills.”

Dr. Freeman has been interviewed on All Things Considered, MSNBC, as well as many local NPR shows.  His books have been reviewed in the Wall St. Journal, Slate, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Times, among others. His latest nonfiction book, Searching for Sappho:  The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet, was published by W.W. Norton in 2015.  More recently, Dr. Freeman has proven a natural as a historical novelist. St. Brigid’s Bones, Sacrifice and The Gospel of Mary are Celtic mysteries (Pegasus), set in the early days of Christianity in Ireland, and feature a young nun, Sister Deirdre, who proves to be a charming detective.

You can also follow Philip on Twitter or check him out on Facebook (philipfreemanwriter).  Also check out www.philipfreemanbooks.com