BRUCE COOK: Bruce Cook (1932-2003) wrote Trumbo in 1977, an intriguing biography about the life of Dalton Trumbo. Trumbo was the central figure in the "Hollywood Ten" the blacklisted and jailed screenwriters and it was written with Dalton Trumbo's full cooperation after many hours of interviews with him. Resold to Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Group, and published November 2015 to coincide with the release of the movie Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Helen Mirren, it is translated into five languages. Bruce Cook, author of 23 books, both fiction and non-fiction, were all commercially published. His books have been warmly praised by critics and named "Best Book of the Year", "Most Notable Book of the Year" by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and The Chicago Tribune.
AVI SHILON: Avi Shilon's riveting best-selling book Menachem Begin: 1913-1992 is the most comprehensive and thorough, revelatory biography of one the most important figures in Israeli history. It is a beautifully documented book of Menachem Begin’s remarkable life and explains his complex character and shedding new light on Begin's lasting impact on Israeli politics and society. Published by Yale University Press in October 2012. Finalist: National Jewish Book Award 2012. Ben Gurion: Epilogue, also a bestseller in Israel, published by Oved Publishers. Sold to Rowman and Littlefield in the US publication March 2016. Avi Shilon is an independent Israeli journalist and writer.
GAYLE PRUITT: Gayle Pruitt's fun, easy and healthy recipe book, The Dog-Gone Good Cookbook:For Dogs and Humans, is full of tasty natural recipes for humans and their canine kids to enjoy together. Pruitt has been a nutritionist and chef for fifteen years and currently produces "Health by Nature," a national syndicated health radio show. Her book contains 100 delicious balanced recipes which are gluten, corn, and soy free and are enhanced by humorous photography by award-winning photographer Joe Grisham and art director/designer Janet Healey. Sold to St. Martins Press and published February 2013. The second book The Dog-Gone Good Cuisine also sold to St. Martins Press and was published to high acclaim January 2014.
ANN MARGARET CARROZZA Ann Margaret is a pre-eminently rated attorney and a sought after expert on issues ranging from celebrity wills, prenups and divorce, to general wealth and legal issues. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Fox, Access Hollywood, Good Morning Britain, and CNN International. Her latest book, Love and Money: Protecting Yourself from Angry Exes, Conartists, Wacky Relatives and Inner Demons, will help individuals and couples better plan their estates, protect their assets and develop a rational, caring plan for how to enjoy and share their lives and resources. Sold to Skyhorse Publishing for publication December 2016. Appearing many times on the Dr. Phil show, we are currently signing her with Studio City Productions as the legal expert in a new reality show.
LAURA LEE: Laura Lee is the author of 15 published books. She comes to the agency with a new and intriquing look at Oscar Wilde's life and love affairs. In Oscar's Ghost, we are introduced to two of the playwright's closest friends, Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas and Robert Ross - both former lovers - who went to battle against each other over who would control the narrative about Wilde's life and who history would blame for his death. Sold to Amberley Publishing UK for publication in June 2017.
AMIR AHMAD NASR: My Islam: A Love Story of How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind, Broke My Heart, and Blogging Fed My Mystic Soul is the story of one man’s troubled relationship with his religion - from arranged marriage to unexpected love, to infidelity and then to the brink of irreconcilability and back. Amir Ahmad was born in war-ravaged Sudan and raised in Qatar where he was taught in school in his neighborhood mosque that Islam was the one true faith, Jews and secularism were the sources of countless evils, Western women were generally immoral and promiscuous, and doubts about any of this were the voice of the devil. Amir's blog, "The Sudanese Thinker," had following of one million and has won the World Blog Award for two years. His memoir, Islam: A Love Story, sold to St. Martins Press and published June 2013 to rave reviews. Hungarian translation published by Atlantic Press Kiado in July 2014. German rights also sold.
CAROLINA SARASSA WITH DIANA MONTANE: Dancing on Her Grave, a true crime story of Deborah Flores a Las Vegas Showgirl with three college degrees who disappeared when she relocated from Atlanta, where she was launching her career as a dancer at the Luxor hotel on December 12, 2010. Her ex-boyfriend has been convicted for life for her murder. Carolina Sarassa is a news anchor and producer for Univision’s affiliate station in Las Vegas, Nevada. Previously, Sarassa worked for Univision’s affiliate KORO TV in Corpus Christi, Texas where she was anchor and lead reporter covering the courts and the police. Sold to Berkley Books for publication April 2015. The story of Deborah Flores was featured on Discovery Channel's Deadly Sins February 2015. Movie rights were sold to Lifetime Network and the story was featured in a two hour movie, Death of a Vegas Showgirl, to great acclaim in October 2016.
KATHY KELLY WITH DIANA MONTANE: In I Would Find a Girl Walking: Letters from a Serial Killer, Kathy Kelly and Diana Montane take you inside the serial killer Gerald Stano's mind, giving you a glimpse of his sick and warped reasoning, while at the same time, depicting the horror his victim's lived in the last moments of their lives. It is a true crime book which will shock and astound. Published by Berkeley Press in April 2011. The story has been featured on Discovery Channel's Deadly Sins in March 2015.
Diana Montane is co-author of the autobiography of talk-show host, Cristina Saralegui, My Life as a Blonde, (Warner Books, 1998). She co-authored the book, The Daughters of Juarez, with Univision anchor Teresa Rodríguez, (Simon & Schuster, 2008.) Diana co-authored the book I Would Find a Girl Walking: Letters from a Serial Killer with police reporter Kathy Kelly, published in April 2011 by Berkley Publishing/Penguin Books. She is also a journalist, playwright, and published author. She has contributed numerous articles and cover stories for The Miami Herald, The Los Angeles Times, The Palm Beach Post, The New Times, Latina Magazine, and others.
SAM ALIBRANDO: Sam Alibrando's latest book, The 3 Dimensions of Emotions, delivers a distinctive way to understand all human interactions through three axes on which people move interpersonally. Readers will learn a practical tool set to use any time to move them from an unproductive negative reaction into a more productie interaction with anyone in their lives. Sam Alibrando, Ph.D., is President of APC, Inc. a psychological consutling firm, and he is an organizational consultant, psychotherapist, author, teacher, workshop facilitator, collaborate mediator and executive coach. Sold to Career Press for publication May 2016.
LINDA WATTS: Dr. Linda Watts is a Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado and a professor of Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology. Her book, Your Life Path, offers an innovative life-mapping experience that helps readers identify and achieve their goals.The process of life review, reflection, and future projection facilitates insights by which readers can effectively design practical, innovative pathways to the realization of their value-driven goals. We sold to Skyhorse Publishing to be published in 2017.
ROOPA UNNIKRISHNAN: Roopa Unnikrishnan MBA, MPhil (Oxford), is a strategic leader and consultant with experience in a variety of industries where she helped seed and drive change. She is the founder of Center10 Consulting, LLC and is now the first female President of The Indus Entrepreneurs NY, the premier chapter of TiE, a global network of entrepreneurs and investors world wide. Her book, The Career Catapult: Shake Up the Status Quo and Boost Your Professional Trajectory, is a guide for readers to achieve their career goals and find fulfillment at work through a process of five innovative steps. We sold to Career Press to be published in 2017.
MARK FRANKO: Mark Franko is one of America’s most prolific writers on dance in the country. As well as being an award winning writer with numerous books and articles written on the subject of dance, he is an acclaimed choreographer and editor of Dance Research Journal. Martha Graham in Love and War, study of the life and choreography of Martha Graham between the war years from 1938 to 1953, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2011. Reprinted in paperback by Oxford Press in Febuary 2014. His book Dance As Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body, Second Edition was published by Oxford University Press in May 2012. It reached No. 2 on Amazon.com in first week of publication in Dance Category.
GALE ST. JOHN WITH DIANA MONTANE: Gale St. John was four years old when she had her first fiery vision. It came fast and furious, and then it vanished. It was of her neighbor’s house and she was so frightened she ran inside her house in tears. Her mother and her grandmother reassured her, telling her this was a normal occurrence among the women in their family, but not to confide it to anyone else. One week later the neighbors’ house caught fire.Gale has appeared on Psychic Detectives on Court TV, and on Psychic Investigators on TLC. She has appeared on the Larry King Show, Nancy Grace, and on Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell. Gale St John has helped police over many years to psychically find the bodies or remains of many victims. Missing and Presumed Dead tells the stories of eight of these victims who had disappeared, including those of Caylee Anthony and Stacy Hendrickson, gaining mass media attention. Sold to Llewellyn Publishing and published March 2014.
Dr. Michael Lissack is the Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence (ISCE).. He has written or co-written a half-dozen books and more than 30 academic journal articles. He has taught at a half-dozen academic institutions in the US and Europe, run ten international conferences on the topics of explanation, experience, complexity, management, and ethics. Dr. Lissack's book, Explaining the Mess We're In, describes what happens when our efforts to simplify all go painfully awry, using current political examples as a jumping off point. When simplification works, it can, indeed, be powerful and effective. But excessive or careless simplification risks opposite results, bringing insecurity, anxiety, and chaos-- even on a national scale.
DR. WILLIAM H. REID: Dr. William H. Reid was the judge's psychiatric expert in People of the State of Colorado v. James Holmes. He spent more than a year reviewing 75,000 pages of written case materials and hundreds of CDs and DVDs with photographs, audio, video, psychological and psychiatric assessments. Reid’s book, A Dark Night Indeed follows Holmes from early childhood to his final sentencing. His book offers a unique complete perspective on the shooting and the complex man behind the shooting whose monstrous act was almost inextricably woven with mental illness, criminality and, many would say, evil.
JOHN MASZKA: John Maszka is a terrorism scholar and professor of International Relations. He earned his Phd in the UK with his area of expertise in Islamic extremism. He has made valuable contributions in the academic field of Terrorism Studies with both his first book on terrorism entitled Terrorism and the Bush Doctrine (2008) and his second, Constructive Sovereignty: A New International Relations Theory for an Old Problem (2010). His recent academic book, Welcome to the Jungle about Shabaab and Boko Haram is undergoing peer review with World Scientific Publishing and will be out in the summer of 2017. In his latest book, Washington’s Dark Secret, Maska explores the important question, how did Islamic extremism become Washington’s greatest threat?
GLORIA O'BRIEN: Gloria has spent over twenty years performing as a professional stuntwoman on film and television shows.She has been in more than 100 films, TV shows, and commercials, including The Mentalist, Spider-Man 3, Poseidon, Fun with Dick and Jane, The Italian Job, Charlie's Angels, and Criminal Minds. Her memoir chronicling her unique career is Chasing the Action: The Life of a Hollywood Stuntwoman.
ANN UKRAINETZ: Ann Ukrainetz is the daughter of British royalty by an affair. As an adult, she discovered that her mother had had an affair with Lord Fermoy, Princess Diana's grandfather and a member of the British royal family. Her book, Lady In Waiting: The True Story of Princess Diana's Secret Aunt describes her journey to uncover her family history and find acceptance from her relatives.
LAWRENCE FRANKLIN: Dr. Lawrence Franklin comes from an impressive background in military and foreign affairs. He worked for years as a senior US policy and intelligence officer regarding the Soviet Union, and was the first Department of Defense civilian sent to Afghanistan after 13 years. His book, Islam's Bloody Borders: A Religion of Peace? is an expert's take on the way the history of Islam has affected extremism overseas today.
TONIA DECOSIMO: Tonia DeCosimo is a highly successful businesswoman and expert in marketing, publishing, and sales consulting, a field in which she has worked for the past 25 years. She is the co-owner of TJA Publishing. She is also a contributing writer on the Zoosk dating site's online magazine. Her book, I Couldn't Believe I Was Still Single, examines the challenges she faces in the dating sphere as a woman over 40.
MARCIA DASZKO: Marcia Daszko uses her decades of experience as an advisor to hundreds of executives, many from Fortune 500 companies, to inspire bold news ways of thinking about leadership. In her innovative business book, Survival is Optional, Daszko draws on her expertise to guide readers through a three-step process: first, recognize and stop behaviors that hurt the business, second, start taking steps to introduce a new way of thinking, and finally, transform your company into a more resilient, adaptive, and united organization.
STEPHANIE KOEMPEL: Dr. Stephanie Koempel is the Director of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Counseling Center. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, private mental health practitioner, human-animal bond educator, and feral cat advocate. Dr. Koempel consults on the topic of pet grief and helps pet owners tap into their innate tools to begin processing the pain and healing the emotional wounds that arise from the death of a beloved companion animal. Her book, Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge: When Pets Love and Leave Us, provides the reader with a series of stories about grieving lost pets and offers guidance on how to move through the grieving process after losing a beloved companion animal.
ISAAC HERSCHKOPF: Dr. Herschkopf is renowned as writer, speaker and award-winning psychiatric authority throughout the world, often referred to as the psychiatrist to the stars. His book, Who's Afraid of a Noble Wolf? Nine Days with the Holiest Generation, is a memoir in which he mourns the passing of his father, considering both the triumphs of a truly holy man who heroically survived the Holocaust, and the man's paradoxical failure as husband and father.
SEAN ROBBINS WITH DIANA MONTANE: Invisible Killer is a true crime book that explores the mind of a deviant serial killer who hides his murderous desires under a mask of complete normalcy. Sean Robbins has written several short stories, poems, and screenplays, and Invisible Killer is his debut novel. Invisible Killer was published on October 2013 by Titletown Publishing. It was featured on Dr. Phil on April 3, 2014 after which it spent 3 weeks on Amazon top ten bestsellers list.
MACK COLLIER: Mack Collier's fascinating book, Think Like a Rock Star: How to Create Marketing Strategies That Turn Customers Into Fans, will show companies how to create fiercely loyal customer advocates by applying the methods that Rock Stars use to connect with their fans. Mack Collier is a social media strategist, trainer and speaker specializing in helping companies better connect with their customers via social media. His clients range from small companies to Fortune 100 companies. Mack is a highly sought after public speaker and he founded and moderates Blogchat, the largest Twitter chat. Published by McGraw Hill, March 2013. #1 Amazon.com: Customer Service Category.
IAN GREENLEIGH: Ian Greenleigh is an influential social media strategist and blogger, whose ideas have been featured in Harvard Business Review, Seth Godin’s The Domino Project and Jason Falls’ Social Media Explorer is a two time Texas Social Media Awards Nominee. His book, The Social Media Side Door: How to Bypass the Gatekeepers to Gain Greater Access and Influence, shows how the new world of online and offline are now inextricably connected. The biggest difference between those that are finding personal and professional success through social media and those that aren’t, is that the latter see traditional barriers where they no longer exist. This book is published by McGraw Hill Febuary 2014.
WENDY WALLBRIDGE: Spiraling Upward: the 5 Co-creative Powers for Women on the Rise offers a road map for professional women to claim their wholeness and power in order to make an impact on their family, workplace, and community. Wendy Wallbridge is a pioneer in the coaching field, TED presenter and the center of Scilicon Valley's Women's Movement. Sold to Bibliomotion Publishing published May 2015.
JEREMY BALKIN: Jeremy is the founder of KarmaCapital, a company that encourages the wealthy to embrace philanthropy, and runs his own non-profit philanthropic platform, Give While You Live. He has a blog at Huffington Post, and Arianna Huffington described Jeremy as the "Anti-Wolf of Wall Street." The World Economic Forum selected Jeremy as a Young Global Leader in 2013. His book is Investing with Impact: Why Finance as a Force for Good. Sold to Bibliomotion Publishing published May 2015.
NATHAN LEAN: The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims by Nathan Lean reflects the rising tide of Islamophobia sweeping through the United States and Europe. Lean takes us inside the minds of the "industry of Islamaphobia:" a well-orchestrated enterprise of conservative bloggers, right-wing talk show hosts, evangelical religious leaders, and politicians, united in their quest to exhume the ghosts of September 11th and convince their compatriots that Islam is the enemy. Uncovering their scare tactics, revealing their motives, and exposing the ideologies that drive their effective propaganda machine, Lean situates Islamophobia within a long history of national and international phobias and unravels the narrative of fear that has dominated discussions on Muslims and Islam. Nathan Lean is a scholar of Middle Eastern studies, international relations and political science. He is a presenter on the Middle East on many talk shows and has co-authored “Israel, Iran and the United States" (Praeger 2011) together with Jalil Roshandel. The Islamophobia Industry was published by Pluto Press September 2011.
UNNI TURRETTINI: Unni Turrettini is a Norweigian author and has studied law in Norway, France, and the US, where she is a member of the New York state bar association. She is the published author of The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer: Anders Behring Brevik and the Threat of Terror in Plain Sight. Her second book, Price of Peace: The Other Side of the Nobel Medal, investigates the checkered history of the Nobel Peace Prize and the way the Nobel Committee has misinterpreted Alfred Nobel's intentions over the decades since his death.
JOHN GERASSI: Professor John Gerassi was the official biographer of Jean-Paul Sartre. A professor of politics at Queens College New York, he had a long eminent career as a journalist editor, writer, and professor at various universities including the University of Paris, JFK Institute, Freie Universtat West Berlin, International Relations San Francisco, and University of California Sacramento. He was the author or editor of 10 books including The Boys of Boise, Fidel Castro, The Coming of the New International, The Great Fear In Latin America which sold 178,000 copies and scores of other articles and pamphlets published on both sides of the Atlantic. Talking with Sartre: Conversations and Debates published by Yale University Press November 2009, published in the UK February 2010 and the French translation by Grasset in March 2011. The Spanish, Italian and Egyptian translations also published.
ROB TRAVALINO and DAMON CHRISTOPHER SMITH: Rob Travalino co-wrote Damon’s powerful memoir, The Harlem Guardians, which focuses on Smith’s life and journey through the tumultuous era of 1980s New York. Amidst a crushing recession and crimewave, Damon organized a 125th St. community watch in the hope of saving the local businesses of Harlem. What followed was a two-plus year battle with drug dealers, violent criminals and police resistance. Commander Damon and his G-Force risked their lives everyday, and through their community policing eventually restored peace, order and hope to both themselves and Harlem. Rob heads up Aventine Hill Films, a unique and proven development and consulting company that specializes in transmedia narrative. Rob also co-created and wrote the Gemini Award Winning "Dragon Booster" TV show for Disney and co-created the Emmy Award winning "Growing Up Creepie" for Discovery Kids.
KOERT DEBEUF: Koert Debeuf is a political analyst and former advisor to the Belgian Prime Minister. He has served in leadership positions in multiple European liberal political parties at the national and international level. His new book, Tribalization (or the End of Globalization) centers around the "tribalization" phenomenons like ISIS, Trump, the recent Paris attack, and much more, within the context of the slowdown of globalization and what to do about it. Koert Debeuf is the author of Inside the Arab Revolution (Lannoo Publishers, 2014) as well as Koorddansers van de Macht (Busy Bee, 2009).
STACEY KANANEN and LISA BONNICE: Fear of Our Father by Stacey Kananen with Lisa Bonnice, is the true story of Stacey Kananen who together with her brother, survived decades of severe sexual and physical abuse (ducking bullets and knives) by her father. Ultimately, both parents were killed by her brother, Richard, and when Stacey agreed to testify against him, he turned on her and accused her of helping him with his crimes. On trial for her life in 2010, nationally televised by CNN’s “In Session”, Stacey was defended by Diana Tennis, an Orlando attorney famous for her role as legal analyst on Greta Van Sustern’s FOX News Show. She was included in a BBC documentary in 2012. Published by The Berkeley Publishing Group June 2013.
FRAN REISNER: Dogs of Central Park celebrates the vast number and variety of dogs that live and play in or near iconic Central Park in New York. Dogs of all shapes, sizes and breed are captured during every glorious season offered in Central Park, from classic to comedic portraiture. Fran Reisner is a multi-published photographer who has won numerous national and international awards. She has been honored with Photographic Master and Craftsman degrees. Published by Rizzoli Publishing in May 2011.
ETHLIE ANN VARE: Ethlie Ann Vare is the editor of ROCK Magazine and her syndicated newspaper column ROCK ON was rated the #1 music column in America by Feature Research Inc. and won a Maggie Award. She is a multi award winning script writer and her TV movies have won Platinum, Gold and Silver medals at film festivals in the US and Canada, including CSI, Dick Wolf’s Players and Lifetime’s Strong Medicine. She has published a science fiction novel, The Broken Places (Tor Books, 2003), and currently, writes the popular blog "ADD: Affection Deficit Disorder", which has gathered a loyal following of readers worldwide. Her current humorous book dealing with ADD includes current rock stars and film personalities entitled Love Addict, published by HCI Books in September 2011.
STANLEY RENSHON: Professor Stanley Renshon is both a Political Science professor and a psychologist. Author of 16 books, including "National Security in the Obama Administration" and award winning "High Hopes: The Clinton Presidency and the Politics of Ambition", (Routledge 1998); "In His Father's Shadow: The Transformations of George W. Bush" (St Martins Press 2004) . With over 100 articles published on political comment in the nation's newspapers and journals, he has appeared extensively on national television and radio. His latest book is The Obama Presidency and the Politics of Change pubished by Routledge in July 2011.
NATALIA LAZARUS: Originally from Honduras, Natalia Lazarus is at the helm of the L.A. Performance Center and its subsidiaries: The Promenade Playhouse, The Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory, and the Entertainment Keys to Success Series, the Acting, Writing, Directing, and Personal Growth technique that she created and developed. She is also the CEO of Vivre le Theatre Franco-Anglophone in Paris, France. In addition, Natalia is a private and international on set coach for Hollywood celebrities (most notably, Ken Jeong of The Hangover, Community, and Knocked Up; Teresa Ruiz from Border Town with Jennifer Lopez and winner of the Cannes Camera d'Or 2010); and institutions throughout the world. Natalia is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and the film program at New York University; with adjacent studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, The University of London, The British Film Institute, and the Ned Herrmann Brain Dominance Center. The Artist Key is her guide to her own principal technique of how she works as an actor, her passion and initiation into the entertainment industry.
SAMUEL RACHLIN: Samuel Rachlin's latest Danish bestselling book I, Putin, lays out both the current political and economic conditions at play in today's Russia and the historical and philosophical foundations that Putin has revived in his attempt to build Russia's new identity and national purpose given his fore into Croatia and most recently Syria. Born in Siberia to a Danish mother and a Lithuanian father, Samuel Rachlin draws on his many years of hands-on experience as a correspondent in Russia, where he covered for radio, TV, and print media. Rachlin has published a collection of essays, Me and Stalin (People's Press 2011), A Life Well Crafted (Gyldendal 2014), and many other books over the years.
GAVIN LAMBE-MURPHY: Gavin Lambe-Murphy is a prominent journalist and socialite based between Dublin and Rome. He has written for a number of international newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail and The Sunday Independent. His book, Diary of an It Boy, based on his diary snippets from the life and times when he was a busy socialite.
JERRY BIEDERMAN: Jerry Biederman is eight times published nonfiction author and Emmy nominated TV Series creator/executive producer. His book, Secrets of Small Town, is a candid look at the sins and secrets of anonymous residents of an unnamed small American town, including the confession of an elderly woman who, years ago, witnessed her mother commit a heinous crime and other secrets concerning murder, incest, and more.
JAKE BROWN: Jake is an award-winning Music biographer, and has written 37 published books since 2001, featuring many authorized collaborations with some of rock's biggest artist. He has also appeared as the feature biographer of record on Fuse TV's Live Through This Series and Bloomberg TV's Game Changers series, and received national press in CBS News, The Hollywood reporter, USA Today, MTV.com, Guitar World Magazine, Fox News and others. His latest book, Beyond the Beats: Rock & Roll's Greatest Drummers Speak!, is the first definitive book of its kind, featuring exclusive interviews with rock and metals most popular drummers of the past 40 years, including Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), Doug 'Cosmo' Cliffors (Creedence Clearwater Revival), and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
JASON O'TOOLE: Jason is a best-selling author of seven books published by large commercial publishing houses, as well as an award winning journalist. His work has appeared in several major anthologies, and he penned the authorized biography of Iris Prime Minister Brian Cowen for Transworld,The Path to Power (2008). Many of his books became best sellers, such as Katie Taylor: Path to Gold, published by Gill & Macmillan in 2012. His latest book, Factory John, recounts the rise and fall of John Gilligan, Ireland's most notorious crime boss, from his early days starting out as a petty thief in the 1960s, to how he become the biggest ever crime boss in Ireland. In 2001, Gilligan was jailed for 28 years for a cannabis smuggling operation in Ireland and was released in 2013. Since his release, he has been shot twice, and was almost killed. For the first time, the life and crimes of John Gilligan are explored, as a result of over 20 hours of interviews with the author Jason O'Toole.
LEANNE DISTASI: Leanne DiStasi is a survivor of cancer and family dysfunction, who has written the first book in a series entitled So... What Are We Gonna Talk About Now?. This is a self-help, humor series for women that include true, laugh-out-loud tales together with hilarious and, at times, dysfunctional experiences that all women face. It's what Leanne calls "soul sister therapy". Leanne has been a business owner, accountant, teacher and psychologist and she found her way into writing, by starting a blog in 2011.
NANCY HEINZEN: In The Perfect Square: A History of Rittenhouse Square, Nancy Heinzen--a resident of Rittenhouse Square for over forty years and an activist committed to its preservation--provides the first full-length social history of this public urban space. Published in October 2009 by Temple University Press.
ROBERT EMMET HERNAN: Robert Hernan, until recently, served as Senior Counsel for Commissioner Initiatives for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation. From 1988 - 2007, he was Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York serving as trial counsel for the State in major toxic waste cases, including the infamous Love Canal Case. His book This Borrowed Earth describes the worst 15 environmental disasters in the twentieth century published by Palgrave McMillan February 2010. Chinese rights sold and published December 2011.
DR. LAWRENCE KAPLAN: Dr. Lawrence M. Kaplan has been with the Missile Defense Agency Historian since 2003. As Adjunct History Professor at Cameron University in Lawton Oklahoma, he taught European and American history. Dr. Kaplan's book, Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune, is a fascinating in depth look at the enigmatic American adventurer, author and controversial geopolitical strategist, Homer Lea, who, in spite of the fact that he suffered debilitating health, became the trusted personal military advisor to Chinese revolutionary leader Dr Sun Yat-se during the 1911 Chinese Republican Revolution. Published by University Press of Kentucky Fall 2010.
Lawrence Kaplan's edited account written in 1905 by John Tidball, a distinguished artillery man who served through the Civil War in most of the major campaigns. The Artillery Service in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-65 is a comprehensive overview and analysis of the U.S. Army’s field artillery service sold to Kentucky University Press. The Purge of the 30th Division sold to the Naval Institute Press and published in July 2014.
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