Award-winning science writer Margie Patlak has written the nature memoir More Than Meets the Eye: Exploring Nature and Loss on the Coast of Maine, which will be published on May 1st, 2021 by Down East Books/Rowman and Littlefield. For Patlak, the unique nature of the Maine coast opens a door to deeper ties and insights. Watching a striped monarch caterpillar transform into a chartreuse pendant dabbed with gold, she realizes the limits of life and what is passed between generations. Tides show how fleeting time is and the ephemeral nature of raising a child, and clouds and weather reveal greater forces that take away all illusions of control. She also explores the continental collisions that thrust up and fractured Maine’s mountains; digs into the latest scientific thinking on how animals navigate; and exults in the dizzy dance of plankton under the microscope. Even moose, fox, and fishers reveal more than meets the eye. These facets of the natural world speak a hidden language Patlak translates with her scientific knowledge and reflection. Nature begins to speak about the nature of life. Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of the Octopus, called More Than Meets the Eye “a beautiful and surprising book…chocked full of natural history observations… in which bereavement gives way to awe,” and Bernd Heinrich, author of Summer World, wrote “to read this book is to gain a deep perspective—from looking close, both backwards and forwards in time and space—for living and enjoying the real world, the one of nature.” Associated website
Liz Alterman's young adult thriller, He'll Be Waiting, was released April 6, and praised for combining a "coming-of-age plot about grief, trauma, and love with an edge-of-your-seat thriller filled with dynamic and unforgettable primary and secondary characters," by award-winning author Keri Kelly. Associated website
Deborah Lynn Blumberg
I recently had an oped come out in the New York publication the Forward - https://forward.com/opinion/467027/new-labor-bill-threatens-americas-entrepreneurial-spirit/. The column deals with the PRO Act, which is a bill currently before the Senate that has a concerning clause in it for freelancers, including freelance writers and editors. I talk about how my great great grandfather Gertz was an entrepreneur and how I'm worried that the PRO Act could damage the small business I've built as a freelancer.
Ann Hoffner's article "Non-Lethal Self-Defense for Boaters" won a Certificate of Merit in the Boating Writers International 2020 Annual Writing Contest. The article appeared in the 2020 edition of "Ocean Voyager" magazine.
David Krueger MD
David Krueger MD announces the launch of The NeuroMentor® Institute of Peak Performance Training Program
• Peak Performance PlayBooks: The Mind and Brain Science of Performance Preparation, Practice, and Optimization
• 7 Peak Performance Webinars offer practical guidance for coaches and clients/players to strategically apply the mind and brain sciences to achieve and sustain optimum success.
The Table of Contents of the 3 PlayBooks and the Outline of the 7 Webinars at “Sneak Peek” on www.NeuroMentorInstitute.com show the scope of the material.
Jyrki Penttinen has released 5G Dictionary: Terminology and Definitions. It presents essential terms and their common-sense descriptions about the fifth generation cellular system. Telecommunications is known for the overwhelming amount of abbreviations. The issue is that many entities such as standardization bodies, mobile network operators, device manufacturers, service providers, seasoned professionals, and consumers alike, usually have their own, established “language” when referring to the details of 5G. These different terms and their varying interpretations may often cause confusions. 5G Dictionary brings a solution to this issue and clarifies the most important 5G-related terms easing the interpretation of technical documents and communications. Associated website
Mickey Goodman's latest book for Vince Spinnato, My Pursuit of Beauty: A Cosmetic Chemist Reveals the Glitz, the Glam and the Batsh*t crazy, debuted January 10 and drew praise from Tori Spelling and Lorna Luft, Judy Garland's daughter. HOW DO I ADD THE BOOK COVER? Associated website
G. Gaynor (Jerry) McTigue
Jerry (G. Gaynor) McTigue's seventh book, Business Blather: Stop Using Words That Sound Good But Say Nothing!, was published in January, 2021 by Pick Me Up Books. The writing and speaking guide blasts the pretentious language, bewildering jargon, annoying acronyms, and numbing wordiness plaguing business discourse today, while arming readers with powerful tools and advice for creating clear, concise, high-impact business communications of all types. Associated website
Charles A. Fishkin has written an article that discuses how organizations can create effective risk management programs to address unwanted risk that can give rise to financial losses or reputational damage. The article further discusses the appropriate role of risk committees as components of a risk management program. The article was published online on Risk.Net, a website for finance professionals. Associated website
The Art of Losing It: A Memoir of Grief and Addiction, by Rosemary Keevil, published October, 2020 Associated website