Sally Wendkos Olds
I just received most welcome news! My first book, THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BREASTFEEDING, was first published in 1972 by Workman Publishing, when breastfeeding rates in this country were at just about the lowest rates ever. I kept revising and updating the book over the years, and Workman brought out the fourth edition in 1999. Yesterday I learned that Workman has just ordered a new printing of the most recent edition. Hooray for moms and babies! And hooray for Workman!
A letter to the editor at Newsday. ASJA Member Joe Beck wrote a letter celebrating students at JFK High School, where he teaches, who commemorated students lost at Parkland, Florida and spoke out for stricter gun control laws. Associated website
Kim Campbell Thornton
Kim Campbell Thornton recently edited From Fearful To Fear Free with coauthors Dr. Marty Becker, Dr. Lisa Radosta, Dr. Wailani Sung, and Mikkel Becker. The guide to understanding and dealing with canine fear, anxiety and stress is the No. 1 New Release on Amazon.com in the animal psychology, science and zoology category. Associated website
The 2nd edition of the award-winning Dead Serious: Breaking The Cycle of Teen Suicide (first published 30 years ago!) includes new chapters on bullying, LGBTQ teens, and suicide prevention programs that work. Written for teens but an important book for parents and educators as well, Dead Serious comes at an opportune time (sadly), as the number of teen suicides has mushroomed. Through stories, statistics, and strategies, the book provides tools to help break the cycle of young people taking their own lives. Associated website
FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army (Chicago Review Press, June 2018) Associated website
My new book from Greenwood/ABC-CLIO: Infertility Treatments
Published June 30, 2018 Associated website
In my long writing career, none pleases me more than my present blog:
Hidden Treasures combined with Culinary Pleasures. Tackling Scandinavia House, Bohemian National Hall, or Sotheby’s, requires research and becomes a learning experience which, thanks to the computer, beats going back to school. In addition,
my blog has come to the attention of long lost family members and friends, from Dresden to Johannesburg.
Herewith the link
Not By Art Alone
Arthur G. Sharp co-authored Joey: The Street Fox of Newark (Outskirts Publishing), the true story of an obsessive-compulsive, narcissistic, inveterate liar and sociopath who was born out of wedlock, sexually abused by his alcoholic father, consigned (voluntarily) to the streets of Newark, NJ before he was ten years old, and remanded to a Catholic protectory at age 14—where he was once again sexually abused and invited to leave when he disclosed it. Yet, he became a successful international management consultant. As the book suggests, if the Street Fox of Newark can succeed anyone can.
Arthur G. Sharp’s Atomic Cannons and Nuclear Weapons: A Mystery of the Korean War (History Publishing Company LLC) details the role of nuclear weapons in the Korean War. It explains how political and military leaders used such weapons, including an atomic cannon, as a psychological weapon. The mystery is whether the atomic cannon was ever deployed during the war. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn’t. In any event, the book fills a gap in Korean War history that has long been ignored.
Candy B. Harrington recently released her latest national park access guide, Barrier-Free Travel; Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. The guidebook includes detailed information about wheelchair-accessible trails, sites, lodging options and attractions in these three favorite national parks.
In March 2018, Aleigh Acerni's recent piece about "mean moms" for Charlotte Parent magazine won a Silver Award from the Parenting Media Association. Associated website
Tami Kamin Meyer
Tami Kamin Meyer, chair of the ASJA's Marketing Committee, has launched her first website. The site, found at www.tamikaminmeyer.com, features Kamin Meyer's various articles about law, business, health, travel and more. (PLEASE NOTE...I tried to type my URL, below, but the form wouldn't let me. That's why I answered "no" to the question "is there an associated URL." Thank you).