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15 August, 2018

QUEEN OF THE WEST by Theresa Kaminski, Ph.D.

In this new work of history, Dr. Kaminski, author of ANGELS OF THE UNDERGROUND: The American Women Who Restisted the Japanese in the Philippines in WWII,  will offer the first the first full-length biography of mid-20th century multi-faceted star Dale Evans, following her career from small-town girl and radio singer to movie stardom with her life and screen partner Roy Rogers.  (World English to Lyons Press for publication in 2020). For Film & TV, Audio, Translation please contact Jacquie Flynn at jacqueline@delbourgo.com


4 August, 2018

Rivers

Eileen Rivers is a digital content editor for USA TODAY’s Editorial Page for which she writes, develops and edits online interactive content. She won an Emmy for her recent “Re-entry Project” during which she headed a team of journalists who visited prisons across the country to tell the stories of repeat offenders. Her goal in developing, editing and publishing the project was to get the stories behind America’s recidivism numbers and figure out what’s lacking for prisoners in the U.S., a country with one of the highest repeat offender rates in the world. 

She has been a journalist for more than 20 years, covering government, crime, incarceration and the military. Before becoming an editor at USA TODAY, Eileen was a copy editor at The Washington Post and wrote for the Post’s Real Estate, Metro and Arts sections.

Eileen was an Arabic linguist in the U.S. Army and served in Kuwait after the Gulf War. She was also a Spanish linguist and served on intelligence collection missions in Central and South America.

BEYOND THE CALL (Da Capo/Hachette, November 2018), her first book, focuses on the work of three women who served on female engagement teams during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A native Marylander, she lives in a suburb near D.C., and has two incredibly stubborn (but sweet) cats.


2 August, 2018

BEYOND TEST SCORES, Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Leading educator and psychologist, Armstrong, Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Development, brings together what world class thinkers and creators have said about how children really learn and what teachers must do to optimally tap their latent abilities. (Praeger/October 2019/World Rights exclusive of China, Taiwan, Japan & Korea)


10 July, 2018

Reichert

Michael Reichert Ph.D. is an applied and research psychologist who has long been an advocate for children and families. From counseling youth involved in the juvenile justice system through experiences leading treatment teams in a psychiatric hospital, all the while managing an independent clinical practice, Dr. Reichert has tested his understanding of children with practical, even life-saving, challenges.

He has also immersed himself in research and consultation experiences that have afforded a deeper understanding of the conditions that allow a child to flourish in natural contexts: families, schools and communities. He has created and run programs in both inner city communities and in some of the most affluent suburban communities in the world. Working closely with children across such varied conditions, he has come to a profound appreciation for the hard science of human development.

For ten years he helped to create and led an intervention for high-risk youth in the tri-state region around Philadelphia. The program raised over $4 million in grants and was named a “promising practice” for reducing youth violence by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

As an extension of his work with schools, boys and their parents, he was asked to pull together top national experts by a highly regarded boys’ school outside of Philadelphia and to create a unique program combining research, advocacy and service. The program was the first school-based research center devoted to understanding the particular needs of boys, which eventually grew into a research collaborative between more than 15 independent schools and the University of Pennsylvania.

He continues to lead The Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives, which has honed a model for student empowerment, Youth Participatory Action Research, training high school students in rigorous research methods so they can explore pressing questions about relationships and identity. Each year, these student researchers come together at Penn with over 125 others to present their projects and consider action step recommendations.

His work with the Center led to a request by the International Boys’ Schools Coalition, an organization of over 300 state and elite schools around the world, to conduct a series of global studies on effective practices in boys’ education. In conducting these projects and for subsequent presentations based on the studies’ findings, he has traveled and spoken to audiences of boys, educators, and parents throughout Africa, the U.K., Canada, and in many states in the U.S.  He has led workshops and consulted to hundreds of schools of all types.

Since 1984, Dr. Reichert has maintained a clinical practice outside Philadelphia, PA.,  specializing in work with boys, men and their families. In addition to direct patient care, he has served as the supervising psychologist at an independent boys’ school and has had the opportunity there to create and lead a program designed to enhance boys’ emotional literacy.

This body of experience has led him to publish numerous articles and several books, including Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys: Lessons About What Works—and Why and I Can Learn From You: Boys as Relational Learners. He currently writes a column for Yahoo! News, The #MeToo Guide to Raising Boys, and has a forthcoming book for parents, How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men, which will be published in April 2019 (Tarcher/Perigee/Avery, division of Penguin Random House).

 


6 July, 2018

HUSBANDS AND OTHER SHARP OBJECTS awarded Earphones Award, AudioFile Magazine!

Exciting news! Husbands and Other Sharp Objects has been awarded an Earphones Award from AudioFile Magazine.

HUSBANDS AND OTHER SHARP OBJECTS
Marilyn Simon Rothstein, Read by Pamela Almand • Unabridged • JULY 2018
Brilliance Audio • Trade Ed.

Listeners are swept away by romantic discovery and melodrama in this outstanding performance by Pamela Almand. Like most of her friends, Marcy wants a new start. She begins to date a man named Jon while planning to divorce her husband, Harvey. When her daughter announces that she’s getting married, Marcy is roped into planning her daughter’s wedding at the same time that her new boyfriend is pressing for a commitment and her husband changes his mind and begs Marcy to come back. Almand’s portrayal of Marcy, an exhausted mother who must keep the wedding planning from spiraling out of control, is absolutely spot-on. G.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine


3 July, 2018

AFTER ANATEVKA, Alexandra Silber

NOW IN PAPERBACK FROM PEGASUS!

A sweeping historical novel in the grand tradition of Russian literature that imagines what happens to the characters of Fiddler on the Roof after the curtain falls.

The world knows well the tale of Tevye, the beloved Jewish dairyman from the shtetl Anatevka of Tsarist Russia. In stories originally written by Sholem Aleichem and then made world-famous in the celebrated musical Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye, his wife Golde, and their five daughters dealt with the outside influences that were encroaching upon their humble lives. But what happened to those remarkable characters after the curtain fell?

In After Anatevka, Alexandra Silber picks up where Fiddler left off. Second-eldest daughter Hodel takes center stage as she attempts to join her Socialist-leaning fiancé Perchik to the outer reaches of a Siberian work camp. But before Hodel and Perchik can finally be together, they both face extraordinary hurdles and adversaries―both personal and political―attempting to keep them apart at all costs.

A love story set against a backdrop of some of the greatest violence in European history, After Anatevaka is a stunning conclusion to a tale that has gripped audiences around the globe for decades.

Reviews

About the Author

25 June, 2018

THE MINDFUL SCHOOL, by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

A crash-course in mindfulness for educators, filled with strategies for cultivating concentration, compassion and calm in the classroom for students of all levels. (ASCD, World Rights, Fall 2020)


25 June, 2018

WHITE HOT GRIEF PARADE, Alexandra Silber

A powerful and luminous story of grief and coming-of-age and a beautiful tribute to the relationship between a father and daughter.

Alexandra “Al” Silber seems to have everything: brilliance, beauty, and talent in spades. But when her beloved father dies after a decade-long battle with cancer when she is just a teenager, it feels like the end of everything. Lost in grief, Al and her mother hardly know where to begin with the rest of their lives.

Into this grieving house burst Al’s three friends from theatre camp, determined to help out as only drama students know how―and they’re moving in for the duration. Over the course of that winter, the now five-strong household will do battle with everything Death can throw at them―meddling relatives, merciless bureaucracy, soul-sapping sadness, the endless Tupperware. They will learn (almost) everything about love and will eventually return to the world, altered in different ways by their time in a home by a river.

Told with raw passion, candor and wit, White Hot Grief Parade (Pegasus, July 2018) is an ode to the restorative power of family and friendship―and the unbreakable bond, even in death, between father and daughter.

Reviews:

“A remarkable tale of resilience, recounted by Silber with a spry inventiveness and deep sense of gratitude. This powerful and poignant memoir achingly reveals the many burdens facing those who lose a loved one, from the ways memories crop up unexpectedly to the small victories of learning to live again, offering hope for renewal.”
Booklist

“Though the subject matter of the memoir is heavy, Silber’s tone is full of optimism and irreverence, effectively keeping readers engaged as they travel through their darkest thoughts. A sardonic memoir full of unexpected anxieties―and familial love.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Gifted storyteller, brilliant thinker, accomplished actor: Alexandra Silber is a consummate artist with a luminous voice on stage and page. A veteran of Broadway and the West End, Silber has performed in productions ranging from Fiddler on the Roof, Master Class, and The Woman in White to My Fair Lady, Murder on the Orient Express, and Carousel. In other words, she boasts an impressive resume that has enabled her to get to know a host of dynamic, singular characters. But Silber hasn’t been contented with just acting out other people’s stories―she has chosen to write her own stories, too. From Broadway to bookstores, Silber is at home wherever she gets to tell a good story.”
Pop Culturalist

About the Author:

Alexandra Silber is an actress and singer who starred most recently as Guenevere in the Shakespeare Theatre Company production of Camelot and Tzeitel in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. She earlier played Hodel in the same show in London’s West End. Those two roles inspired her to write After Anatevka. Her other Broadway, New York, and West End credits include Master Class, Arlington (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Carousel (TMA Award and Ovation Nomination), Kiss Me Kate, and Hello, Again (Drama League nomination). She received a Grammy nomination for her portrayal of Maria in the recording of West Side Story with the San Francisco Symphony. She has appeared on all three incarnations of “Law & Order” and has performed in a variety of concert outlets including the 57th Grammy Awards, Royal Albert Hall, and Carnegie Hall. She lives in New York City.


18 June, 2018

WILD CHILD by A.S. Green

Providing private security for a celebrity wedding is nothing new…until I come face-to-face with Natalie O’Brien. The woman who chose someone else and kicked me to the curb six years ago. Time has done nothing to tame her. She’s a red-headed beauty with a sharp tongue and nerves of steel who could seriously knock me off my game…

When my assistant bails, Natalie jumps at the chance to get off her tiny island. Now we’re stuck criss-crossing the country in my SUV, with her tantalizing scent filling the cab and her smart mouth making me very…uncomfortable.

I survived a tour in Afghanistan, so working with Natalie should be a breeze for me…but after six years apart, she still makes me hope for all the things I never thought I wanted. I’m not sure I can breathe if she walks out that door again.  (Entanged Embrace)

A.S. Green lives in the cold upper Midwest with her husband and three children. She spend summers on Lake Superior and is a sucker for down-to-earth heroes who work with their hands (if they play guitar, that’s an added bonus). She enjoy all things Irish–particularly music, dancing, and Jameson. When she’s not writing or reading romance stories, she’s traveling, camping, blogging for Writer Unboxed, and writing young adult books (under my real name). If you liked WILD CHILD, SUMMER GIRL and REAL MAN, don’t miss A.S. Green’s sexy novella, MAKING WAVES. You can keep up with A.S. Green and her upcoming books on her websiteInstagramTwitterPinterest, or Facebook


6 June, 2018

SHAME NATION by Sue Scheff with Melissa Schorr

Now available in paperback!

“Smart. Timely. Essential. The era’s must-read to renew Internet civility.” — Michele Borba ED.D, author of Unselfie

An essential toolkit to help everyone — from parents to teenagers to educators — take charge of their digital lives.

Online shame comes in many forms, and it’s surprising how much of an effect a simple tweet might have on your business, love life, or school peers. A rogue tweet might bring down a CEO; an army of trolls can run an individual off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological damage. In Shame Nation, parent advocate and internet safety expert Sue Scheff presents an eye-opening examination around the rise in online shaming, and offers practical advice and tips including:

• Preventing digital disasters
• Defending your online reputation
• Building digital resilience
• Reclaiming online civility

Armed with the right knowledge and skills, everyone can play a positive part in the prevention and protection against online cruelty, and become more courageous and empathetic in their communities.

Shame Nation holds that elusive key to stopping the trend of online hate so kindness and compassion can prevail.” — Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life, and Only Love Today

“Scheff offers the latest insight as to why people publicly shame each other and will equip readers with the tools to protect themselves from what has now become the new Scarlet Letter.” — Ross Ellis, Founder and CEO, STOMP Out Bullying