OUR RECENT TITLES
We were the book couple long before we were The Book Couple. . . . For the past fifteen years, we’ve had the pleasure of working together as a team for various publishers and individuals (as well as authors ourselves) on literally hundreds and hundreds of wonderful books. Creating books together has become second nature to us. It’s part of our lives like having dinner, taking the dogs for a walk, spending time with friends, appeasing our parrot, and gardening in the yard. It just made sense to make our partnership more official and so we formed The Book Couple—all initial caps! We have a bunch of really great projects in the works! Check out the recently published titles we’ve packaged for our wonderful clients below (and be sure to click on the covers to visit their Amazon page if you’d like).
MY KITCHEN CURE: HOW I COOKED MY WAY OUT OF CHRONIC AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND PREVENTED CANCER WITH WHOLE FOODS AND HEALING RECIPES by Mee Tracy McCormick
Mee McCormick believes that when we are armed with information and education, we can choose who we become. And this starts with the food we choose to eat. She knows firsthand how true this is and has made it her business to share and educate others on the healing power of foods. My Kitchen Cure opens with a chronicle of her struggles and eventual victory over the hereditary autoimmune dysfunction that had evolved into a life-threatening health crisis without any effective treatments or cures from traditional medicine. This book is Mee’s story, but My Kitchen Cure is also chockfull of her tireless research and health-restoring strategies. It is a complete how to guide to living a Real Food Life, and using the healing properties of foods to regain control over your health and your life. Having traveled down the Real Food healing path, Mee shows you the way—step by step, meal by meal, and recipe by recipe. My Kitchen Cure is a book about overcoming chronic autoimmune disease, preventing cancer, and transcending a hereditary setup for a life of illness and a diminished existence. My Kitchen Cure is about foods for healing, cooking for cures, and eating your way to wellness. And, finally, My Kitchen Cure is a book about recovering strength, regaining balance, reclaiming empowerment, and restoring vitality.
Mee Tracy McCormick is an autoimmune cooking expert, a TV cooking personality, a Food Makeover Consultant, and a Community Food Advocate. She learned to cook her way out of her chronic autoimmune disease using whole foods to prevent an imminent cancer diagnosis. In the process, she created a collection of healing recipes that combine foods in a way that is more nutritious and delicious than she could have ever imagined. What makes her healing recipes different from others is the broad scope of foods she incorporates. She doesn’t limit her recipes to raw, vegan, vegetarian, or macrobiotic and even offers modified recipes for French, classic American, and Mexican favorites. She and her family divide their time between Nashville, TN, and Malibu, CA.
THE COMPLETE BULLSHIT-FREE AND TOTALLY TESTED WRITING GUIDE: HOW TO MAKE PUBLISHERS, AGENTS, EDITORS & READERS FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR WORK by Gabe Berman
“How did you get published?” Following the successful publication and glowing reviews of his book Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman is asked this question more than any other. He responds: Do you know why you don’t know how to get published? Because nobody does. And that’s why the idea of writing a book is so utterly overwhelming. There isn’t a map. You’re on your own. Gabe has taken the journey to the top of the mountain and lived to tell about it. And although everything has worked out the way it had to, in this book he shares the secrets he wishes he knew years ago. He hopes you’re ready.
Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami. An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into a writing career. Currently, he’s daydreaming about chocolate chip pancakes.
FINDING JOY AFTER LOSS: MY SEVEN-STEP JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMING GRIEF INTO JOY by Vashon Marie Sarkisian
Finding Joy After Loss is one woman’s journey to finding her joy after the tragic death of her husband, Patrick James McCarty. Patrick, a well-known natural healer in the macrobiotic world, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005. After three years of fighting cancer with both natural and Western medicine, he lost the fight. Two years after his death, Vashon began writing as a way to come to terms with their family’s tragedy. With time, she discovered a path to her healing, and ultimately, she found a path to finding her Joy. Vashon discovered seven simple steps that helped her to find joy again. Along the way, she found that her joy had always been there, but it had been hidden by her grief. Come journey with Vashon as she discovers these steps and puts them to the test. In the end she finds something she never expected.
Vashon Marie Sarkisian is a mother, cook, organic gardener, world traveler, friend, seeker, and urban designer. When she is not planning communities or raising her son, Kean, she spends her time creating community more personally by sitting on various neighborhood boards and volunteering for causes she is passionate about. She lives in Winter Park, Florida.
DIVORCE PARTY AND MOVING ON HANDBOOK: PLAN A GREAT CELEBRATION FOR YOURSELF OR A FRIEND by Amy Botwinick
What’s the best cure for that painful divorce hangover? A Divorce Party, of course! With this inspiring guide in hand, you can throw a fun-loving, out-of-the-box celebration for yourself or a newly divorced friend that will jumpstart your foray into the exciting land of Singledom. Your guide, Mizz Movin’on, has been there and done that and looks forward to helping you make the most of this exciting journey. Half the fun will be planning the party. From creative invites, unique themes, hilarious activities, unwedding rituals, and decorating divorce cakes to ideas for nights out on the town— there’s nothing missing when it comes to this ultimate guide to post-divorce “girl-friendly” fun! And it’s not just about the party, of course. Pre-party jump-starts get your Mojo running and post-party maintenance ideas help you stay on track when the Divorce Cake has been eaten and all your friends go home. Even then, this guide can serve as a source of inspiration for getting a move on and moving on!
Dr. Amy Botwinick is the author of Congratulations on Your Divorce: The Road to Finding Your Happily Ever After (published worldwide by Health Communications, well known for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series). After a successful eighteen-year practice as a chiropractor, Dr. Botwinick broadened the scope of her practice to coach women to powerfully manage the life transition of divorce and beyond. Taking her own divorce experience and message of empowerment to the next level, she put together a team of experts to create www.womenmovingon.com. Botwinick has appeared on national television to offer her expert advice on The Tyra Banks Show, as well as WeTV. She is now excited to give the gift of laughter and sisterhood through her play Divorce Party The Musical—The Hilarious Journey to Hell and Back!
WELLNESS—BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
THE FITNESS BOOK OF LISTS by Marc D. Thompson
A concise resource for creating personal physical, mental, and spiritual wellness and fitness, The Fitness Book of Lists is the creation of certified personal trainer Marc D. Thompson. Thompson has spent the past twenty-five years carefully compiling the targeted information found in this fast-paced book. Straight and to the point, every page contains tried-and-true advice directly from Thompson’s one-on-one experience with his clients as well as years of diligent research and academic endeavors into what’s best for the body. Lists are the foundation for analysis and creativity. In this book, they provide a framework from which to create a healthy lifestyle based on the unique needs of each individual. Readers will find it easy to adapt these fundamentals to suit themselves personally and to their clientele in a healthy and meaningful way. Thompson says: “Overall, my hope in putting these lists together is to make everyone who reads this book aware of the importance of variety in receiving maximum physical, mental and holistic benefits during each session, ensuring progression, avoiding injury, and making exercise fun and interesting.” And that’s exactly what he’s done with The Fitness Book of Lists. He’s made exploring health and fitness both fun and interesting. You will find yourself flipping the pages again and again and gaining new insight each time.
Marc D. Thompson is a fitness consultant and certified personal trainer. He carries an AFAA professional certification and has been a PT Faculty, a Senior Fitness Director, and a YMCA Fitness Cluster Coordinator. He uses sports psychology, nutrition, and motivation to enhance progress of his clientele and has been certified in Aquatic Teaching, PT Teaching, Cycling, Swimming, Yoga, Mat Science, and Stability Ball. He also administered programs including Massage Therapy, Road races, Pilates, Tai Chi, and Dance. He innovatively designed such unique fitness programs as Resistance Yoga, x-Cycling, Cardio Core and many others. Thompson believes in what he calls Creatalytical Thinking: The fusion of creativity and practicality to view wellness and life more fully. Visit www.VirtualHomeFitness.com or email the author at marc@VirtualHomeFitness.com.
ENLIGHTENING MOMENTS: LIVING BEYOND THE FRUSTRATION CYCLE by Gary Bello and Radha Bello with Foreword by Jeffrey Armstrong
Are you too hard on yourself? Are you fed up with the people in your life who just don’t get it? Do you feel like you never have enough time? Are you stuck in a pattern you cannot break no matter how hard you try? If so, you are caught in the Frustration Cycle, and you are getting nowhere fast. If you long for a satisfying relationship, if you feel that something is interfering with your professional success, or if you don’t understand why you let a certain situation bother you so much, this book is for you. Enlightening Moments: Living Beyond the Frustration Cycle has the power to transform every area of your life. Instead of trying to change what’s going on around you, this book introduces a radical perspective that inspires refreshing responses to the way things are. Being able to recognize your patterns and take full responsibility for your reactions leads you down a clear path to the root cause of the issue—to the source of surprising insight and profound understanding.
This paradigm is revolutionary because it works. Gary and Radha Bello don’t just talk about what’s possible . . . they walk you through the step-by-step process required to unwind the habits that bind. With simple practices, playful curiosity, and an openness to grace, you will see what used to bother you the most transform into the revelation you’ve been waiting for.
Gary and Radha Bello are the founders of Pacific Horizon Consulting, serving clients from all walks of life. They have combined Eastern wisdom with Western psychology to create simple tools for personal and professional transformation.
POP SONG MAGIC: INNER JOURNEYS WITH YOUR FAVORITES, AN INTERACTIVE GUIDEBOOK by Dr. Guy V. Briggs
Every Favorite Invites a Journey. Almost nothing has been written about how pop music lovers might use their favorite songs for exploring their personalities, feelings, emotions, and dreams—and perhaps even pursuing a more meaningful way of life. Your journey through this book will inspire you to consider your favorite songs in a whole new light. In it you will learn the value of pop songs for illuminating the past, for calming the mind and changing the heart, and for inspiring happiness and revealing the sublime. You’ll also find out how your favorite chart-toppers can ultimately help you craft a future that really matters. On your journey, you’ll come to understand more about: • How the idea of song evolved from the beginning of time • How the brain engages with our favorite pop songs • How our personal chart-toppers bridge the heart and the mind • How to use favorites to revisit the past for inspiration and new direction • How pop songs can be used to chase-away our concerns and worries • How our treasured tunes serve as conduits to adventure and magic • How pop songs invite joy and happiness for improving the quality of life Our favorites reveal who we were, who we are now, and who we might, indeed, become!
Guy V. Briggs survived a classical music background, which includes an undergraduate degree from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, a master’s of music from West Virginia University, and the doctorate of music education from the University of Oklahoma—in addition to the MBA. He has been a professor and teacher in the fields of professional public school education, the musical arts, and business management in institutions of higher education for some thirty-four years. Currently retired, he is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, and teaches the online course Small Business Management—Entrepreneurship.
FABULOUS FOREVER: A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO FEELING JOYFUL, LOVING, AND FREE by Carol Chanel
In this easy-to-implement guide to feeling fabulous forever, Carol Chanel shares with you her unique approach to changing how you think and feel about yourself so you can embrace everything that is wonderful and authentic about you. With entertaining and informative chapters, she helps you look at what isn’t working in your life and shows you how to get rid of it and also teaches you to strengthen those things that do work and explains how to make those qualities long-lasting. Carol takes on the topic of self-improvement and self-empowerment the same way she successfully coaches her clients: by combining beneficial, practical concepts with powerful, tried-and-true spiritual principles. Life Coaching applied with Carol’s skill and intuition helps you create the life you want. As you read, think of Carol personally coaching you and inspiring you to feel joyful, loving, and free. Carol says, “I wrote this book because of the enormous success my clients and I experienced with these teachings. I want all women to feel fabulous forever! Imagine a world where we all feel this way and love and support each other on our journey through life’s inevitable ups and downs. That thought makes my heart overflow with joy.” And this book will have your heart overflowing with joy too! Fabulous Forever! can be used as a reference guide for life so that if something throws you off track or if you just need a little extra support, you can read a relevant chapter and quickly get back to feeling fabulous. In fact, opening this book to any page is like sitting down with a good friend whenever you need one.
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Carol Chanel is a certified personal and professional life coach. She has a B.A. in sociology with an area of specialization in criminology and a minor in psychology. She has worked in the self-improvement field for more than thirty years. She has written extensively on the subject of self-esteem, relationships, love, empowerment, and spirituality and maintains an extensive archive of materials on her website, www.carolchanel.com.
TREATING ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTING ALZHEIMER’S by Richard S. Isaacson, M.D.
Harvard-trained Neurologist Dr. Richard Isaacson answers the most common patient and caregiver questions on the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). He shares his cutting edge, comprehensive approach in the fight against AD, the greatest public health crisis today.
This groundbreaking book has been written especially for patients, caregivers, family members, and allied healthcare professionals. Dr. Isaacson writes in easy to understand terms and easy to read (larger-type) print to help educate and inform those confronting AD. He outlines his comprehensive and scientifically-based approach that includes a ccomprehenisve 9-week diet and nutrition plan, with examples of what to eat, what not to eat, and a food terminology guide to help read and understand nutrition labels. He discusses the available medications, supplements, vitamins, and medical foods, as well as the proven non-drug approaches that have been shown to help in treatment and prevention.
This book is a resource to empower families to understand the latest in AD. Remember: Knowledge is Power – Get informed, Get Educated. The fight against AD is a battle we must win.
Dr. Richard Isaacson serves as Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Vice Chair of Education, and Education Director of the McKnight Brain Institute in the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine. He completed residency in Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, and medical internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. Prior to joining UM, he served as Associate Medical Director of the Wien Center for Alzheimer’s disease and Memory Disorders at Mount Sinai. He is a graduate of the accelerated 6-year BA/MD program at the U. of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Isaacson has a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, including his Uncle Bob (diagnosed while he was in high school) and his Dad’s Cousin (diagnosed four years ago). He makes the same recommendations to his patients and in his book as he would to his own family members, and has utilized his comprehensive 20-step treatment plan, and 10-step prevention plan in countless patients throughout his career.
THE ALZHEIMER’S DIET: A STEP-BY-STEP NUTRITIONAL APPROPROACH FOR MEMORY LOSS PREVENTION AND TREATMENT by Richard S. Isaccson, M.D., and Christopher N. Ochner, Ph.D.
Harvard-trained Neurologist, Dr. Richard Isaacson and renowned nutrition expert, Dr. Christopher Ochner team up to create this ground-breaking nutritional guide for individuals concerned about memory loss. In recent years, there has been an explosion in research on nutritional interventions for Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment, which is considered to be the most severe public health crisis of our day. These specific dietary interventions present new hope for individuals concerned about memory loss, and also have rapidly expanding scientific-evidence to support their effectiveness. Based on empirical evidence, The Alzheimer’s Diet outlines what to eat, what not to eat, and highlights a step-by-step approach for improving memory and protecting the brain through diet.
This groundbreaking book can benefit anyone concerned about memory loss but has been written especially for patients, caregivers, family members, and allied healthcare professionals. When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and memory loss in general, everyone can and should be using dietary strategies as part of a comprehensive prevention or treatment plan. For decades, the medical community has recommended dietary management as part of the therapeutic plan for many other chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Those at risk for and diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can begin adjusting their eating habits today and have a positive impact on their memory function for years to come.
This book outlines a comprehensive and scientifically-based approach that includes the detailed 9-Week Diet Plan, recipes, and an example brain-healthy weekly menu. Also included are lists of the best and worst brain foods, instructions on how to read and what to look for on nutrition labels, and a food terminology guide. In addition, the available medications, supplements, vitamins, and medical foods that have been shown to help in Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment are discussed. Finally, The Alzheimer’s Diet includes access to the Alzheimer’s Disease Nutrition Tracking System (AD-NTS). The AD-NTS guides users through The Alzheimer’s Diet 9-Week Diet Plan, helps organize and understand brain-healthy dietary habits, track progress, and provides vital information for healthcare providers.
PERSONAL & BUSINESS SUCCESS
PERFORMANCE THINKING by Jacques Dallaire, Ph.D., with Foreword by Patrick G. Dempsey
Performance Thinking addresses two basic but profoundly important questions: How do I mentally sabotage my own performance? and How can I learn not to? This interactive book provides a simple but powerful framework of mental “Rules” that you can use to understand clearly how the way that you think— directly and indirectly—influences how you perform. The A.C.T. Model© process that Dr. Dallaire helps you to create for yourself is a proven methodology that has helped many individuals to achieve—and even exceed—their performance goals. To order the book, click here: http://www.performanceprime.com/book-performancethinking.htm
Dr. Jacques Dallaire is an internationally recognized performance specialist who has worked with thousands of high-level athletes, race car drivers, occupational specialists, and business professionals over the past 40 years. His approach and techniques are being used by some of today’s most successful elite performers from many walks of life and this knowledge is now available to you.
CAREER-WISE: PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR THRIVING AT WORK by Danella Schiffer, Ph.D.
Skillfully navigating one’s career requires more than talent, brains, connections and luck. As an industrial/organizational psychologist, Danella Schiffer, Ph.D., has witnessed first-hand how one can derail his or her career while another flourishes. Career-Wise, a concise and entertaining book with attention-grabbing case studies can benefit every working person—from entry-level through senior management. Focusing on skills critical to success, Career-Wise reveals how you can: • Cultivate relationships and draw people to you • Confront difficult people and situations • Avoid flawed thinking • Exercise sound judgment and decision-making • Effectively manage your image • Advance without others’ permission It’s your career. Make the most of it.
Danella Schiffer, Ph.D., is an industrial/organizational psychologist. She has devoted her career to helping individuals reach their career potential while ensuring that organizations hire the most qualified, develop the most promising, and improve organizational effectiveness so that all can contribute to meeting business goals. Throughout her extensive career, she has worked with hundreds of individuals ranging from entry-level staff to chief executive officers in diverse organizational settings. Trained in both industrial and clinical psychology, Dr. Schiffer understands the relationship between individual and organizational effectiveness. Her insightfulness about people, combined with a pragmatic and bottom-line orientation, have enabled her to work successfully with differing individual styles. In addition to business consulting, Dr. Schiffer works privately with individuals. She has published numerous articles on career issues and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and popular magazines. Dr. Schiffer obtained her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University, is licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York, and is a member of the American Psychological Association.
IN PINK: THE PERSONAL STORY OF A MARY KAY PIONEER WHO MADE HISTORY SHAPING A NEW PATH TO SUCCESS FOR WOMEN by Doretha Dingler
In Pink is the memoir of a self-made woman who succeeded on her own terms by seizing the opportunity created by Mary Kay Ash when she founded her unique company at the very epoch of the women’s movement in America. From humble beginnings bidding peas for her family’s east Texas agri-business to overseeing a multi-million dollar international cosmetics enterprise, In Pink is the uniquely feminine success story of a woman who attained her dreams while staying true to the perennial Mary Kay values of “God first, family second, and career third.”
In Pink is also the memoir of a generation of women who came of age at a time when women were just beginning to find their voice in the corporate world and redefine their role as equals among their male counterparts. Using the Mary Kay model, Doretha Dingler became a business owner in the deep south in the 1960s, when a woman still had to have her husband’s signature to obtain a loan, and ultimately came to lead a sales force comprised of thousands of like-minded women determined to achieve success on their own terms.
Over a nearly forty year career with Mary Kay Inc., Doretha Dingler went from being put on notice of impending termination as a consultant to the very top of the Mary Kay sales force, retiring as the No. 1 Elite Executive Independent National Sales Director (NSD) worldwide. She was one of only five NSDs to have reached that No. 1 status at the time of her retirement, with more than $10,000,000 in career earnings.
Doretha Dingler is an Elite Executive Independent National Sales Director Emeritus of Mary Kay, Inc. Joining the company shortly after it was founded by Mary Kay Ash in the early sixties, Doretha worked closely with Mary Kay from the company’s early years until her passing in 2001 and still considers her the most significant role model for women in business today. After retiring from a nearly forty-year career, Doretha still devotes time to writing, teaching, and encouraging others to continue Mary Kay’s priceless legacy of empowering women. A special plaque is being displayed in Mary Kay world headquarters recognizing the seven NSDs in the fifty-year history of this multi-billion dollar company who have reached the pinnacle of the sales force by attaining the coveted No. 1 position in commissions nationally. Upon her retirement, Doretha was the fifth NSD to have earned this prestigious title.
DON’T LET ME DIE DIRTY by Carlie Thrasher Downey
THE LAST KHAN by Geoff Hammond
When Dr. Jeremiah Xavier witnesses the terrifyingly destructive force of a covert experiment on a radical new fuel source gone wrong at a research facility located deep in the Black Hills of South Dakota, he finds himself narrowly dodging assassination attempts and searching for answers, calling in old favors and eluding government officials around the world. Meanwhile, Kongi Khan—the chairman of Zangshe Inc., a privately owned Chinese corporation providing the majority of the world’s supply of uranium— will stop at nothing to take control of this breakthrough discovery, and will even go as far as using this potential but unstable energy source as a weapon of mass destruction. His supporters will do everything in their power to ensure his success—even if it turns out to be their downfall. On the other end of the spectrum, the revered and respected Chinese Minister of Technology has made it his mission to halt Zangshe’s sloppy operations once and for all. And the race is on. The pace quickens when a techie deep in the subbasement of CIA headquarters slowly uncovers Zangshe’s deadly plot, and as a result, Dr. Xavier finds himself on a small boat in the Gulf of Mexico with the world’s fate in his hands.
Geoff Hammond is a successful entrepreneur. Although he’s been writing for many years, The Last Khan is his first novel. Inexplicably, his extensive treatises related to business ventures and strategic misadventures somehow became the precursors for this seemingly ripped-from-the-headlines fictitious work. He and his wife, Jayne, divide their time between the pristine beaches of South Florida and the gentle, rolling hills of Tennessee.
WHY BRISTOL? by CS Thompson
In this fourth Natasha McMorales Why mystery, PI Nattie Moreland is hired by Bristol Motor Speedway to solve a series of murders. When a vendor was found dead the morning after the August race, they hoped it was just a random act, but when a second vendor meets the same fate after the March race, that hope evaporates. Both victims are part of a group called the “Dog Pack” and they were both “killed bad.” Solving this mystery proves difficult as not all the members of the Dog Pack welcome Nattie’s involvement. Everyone, it seems, has something to hide, and no one knows why it is only happening in Bristol.
CS Thompson lives in Bristol, Tennessee, with his wife, Barb. He has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and has been director of the counseling center at King College for more than twenty years. In addition to counseling students, he has a private practice and teaches two college courses. He has written four books in the Natalie McMorales series, as well as six books on applied theology. For more about CS Thompson, visit http://csthompsonbooks.com/?page_id=13.
FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS
JACK TEACHES HIS FRIENDS TO BE KID SAFE: THE SAFE AND SMART SERIES (Volume 1) by Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA, and Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW
MY BODY IS SPECIAL AND BELONGS TO ME: THE SAFE AND SMART SERIES (Volume 2) by Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA, and Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW
Jack Teaches His Friends to Be KidSafe teaches parents and children essential life skills to help keep children safe. Parents can use this book to comfortably open up the conversation with their children about their personal safety.
My Body Is Special and Belongs to Me! is a fun, safe, developmentally appropriate, and most of all comfortable way for parents to educate their children about the topic of personal safety.
Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA, Child Safety Expert, Mental Health Professional, Educator, Public Speaker, Author, Mom, and Cofounder of KidSafe Foundation Sally Berenzweig is a former psychotherapist who has a Masters in Elementary Education and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. She has worked with survivors of sexual abuse as well as in private practice. She specializes in child safety, prevention education workshops, and parenting skills. Sally is the coauthor of KidSafe for Kids, an 8-week curriculum for children ages 4–11, and two children’s books Jack Teaches His Friends to Be KidSafe! and the 2011 Literary Award Winning children’s book My Body Is Special and Belongs to ME!
Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW, Child Safety Expert, Mental Health Professional, Educator, Public Speaker, Author, Mom, and Cofounder of KidSafe Foundation Cherie has been working in the field of social work since 1989, specializing in children and families. After earning her MSW from Boston University, Cherie took a position as a public school guidance counselor (School Social Worker) in Boston. There she had the opportunity to work with early intervention through middle school students, teachers, and parents. She trained and specialized in violence prevention / conflict resolution, active parenting skills, and her main focus, personal safety. Cherie is the coauthor of KidSafe for Kids, an 8-week curriculum for children ages 4–11, and two children’s books Jack Teaches His Friends to Be KidSafe! and the 2011 Literary Award Winning children’s book My Body Is Special and Belongs to ME!
DR. Z’S MENAGERIE by Jerry Zuckerman, Illustrated by James Siegfried
Dr. Z is a wonderful, whimsical character who solves a multitude of problems in the animal kingdom. When conventional methods don’t work, the animals turn to Dr. Z to fix what ails them. His solutions are certainly unique, as you will see in the stories within.
Jerry Zuckerman is the creator and author of Dr. Z. In his youth, Jerry was a racquetball pro and now works as a financial adviser. Dr. Z’s Menagerie is the first book in the Dr. Z series. Jerry lives in St. Louis with his wife, Linda, and dog, Spike.