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The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society
at the
5th Annual Leimert Park Book Fair

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society is proud to present a talented slate of authors in Booths # 1 & 2 at the Leimert Park Book Fair on June 25th, 2011. 10 am-6 pm  Authors will appear and have their book, DVDs and merchandise available for sale and autograph to attendees and fans.

Authors scheduled to appear (in alphabetical order) include:

Lillian Benson Charles Domokos Christine Dupree
Carole Eglash-Kosoff Kim Gottlieb-Walker Ace Antonio Hall
Stewart Marshall Gulley John Johnson Gloria Shell Mitchell
Leslie Ann Moore Deborah M. Pratt Jesse Rhines
  Madeline Sharples and more !

Head ShotLillian Benson

Lillian Benson is a longtime documentary editor.  Benson made her directorial debut with

 All Our Sons-Fallen Heroes of 9/11, a half-hour documentary about the firefighters of color who died at the World Trade Center.

 

The film was broadcast nationally on PBS in 2003 and 2004, and was shown at the international filmfestival FESPACO, Burkina Faso, West Africa, as well as several festivals in the U.S.

All Our Sons - Fallen Heroes of 9/11 tells the story of the twelve courageous Black firefighters who challenged the status quo to join the New York Fire Department and who heroically lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Book CoverTold through firsthand accounts of their mothers, the documentary film honors the spirit of the twelve firefighters lost, highlights their achievements, grieves their passing—and inspires future generations of firefighters to carry on the struggle.

Narrated by Alfre Woodard.
Written by Lillian Benson.

Learn more about the film at www.alloursons.com

Charles Domokos photo coming

Charles Domokos has taught post-production classes at the University of Southern California (U.S.C.) School of Cinema & TV and at the U.S.C. Summer Production Workshop from 1988 to 2003 (various Avid platforms). He has also taught TV and post-production courses at Loyola Marymount Univ. (Avid & FCP) and (currently) at Los Angeles City College School of Cinema-TV. He has served as an Avid consultant to TV post-production houses and edited short-form and long-form projects including TV documentaries and independent features. His most recent film RETURN TO VIETNAM won a 2007 Silver Telly (highest award) in the feature tv documentary category.

Nonlinear Editing“Non-linear Editing: The Cutting Edge” provides the foundation for the college-level media student to make the leap into the world of film and HD-based professional post-production, as practiced in the Hollywood media community. This soft-cover text covers basic techniques and generic procedures fundamental to popular visual non-linear editing software from AVID, ADOBE and FINAL CUT and PRO TOOLS audio editing software. This book teaches the basic procedures including synchronization of audio to visuals, film-to-tape conversion, output to tape, output to film, standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) conversions, and everything in between. There is special emphasis given to sound editing techniques to achieve professional level sound quality. “Non-linear Editing: The Cutting Edge” has been chosen to be part of the Los Angeles Public Library film book collection.

Gardner’s Guide to NLE: The Cutting Edge: ISBN 1589650212; available from www.Amazon.com, www.Barnes & Noble.com, and the Garth Gardner Publishing Company,
1 866 GO GARDNER or www.GoGardner.com

Christine DupreeChristine Dupree at GLAWS / Leimert Book Fest

Christine is the author of Hot Romantic Escapades for Lovers, 69 Fun and Daring Ways to Keep the Thrill Alive

cvrFor busy couples that miss the delicious exhilaration of a new love affair, Christine Dupree has written a self-help book of 69 playful, romantic, kinky, delicious, daring and intoxicating scenarios for lust and love.

As a result of her amazing life as a Penthouse Centerfold, stripper, actress, athlete, Christine describes with vivid detail just what men and women really want to get them going.

She delivers a pleasure chest of sneaky seductions, playful perversions and enticing encounters to satiate your burning desire for agonizing ecstasy and naughty indulgences.  Hot Romantic Escapades provides erotic poetry, sensuous black and white photography and sets up scenes - like Christmas Rampage, Slave Days, Show Me Teacher and Pleasure Hunt, to get you past your inhibitions and into the most fantastic intimate liaisons you’ve ever had.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gifted with the ability to re-invent herself several times over, Christine Dupree has done it again- this time as author of a self help book for couples who want more thrills and passion in their love life. A natural born entertainer and lover of adventure, Christine is perfect for the part.

mag cvrThis former Penthouse centerfold turned professional boxer was photographed in Life Magazine as “one of the few fighters who wear makeup in the ring.” Featured on the cover of Fighting Female’s and again in Penthouse magazine – with clothes on, is a legend in the making and is winning in all areas of her life.

It was her survival instincts and a desire for greater opportunities that took her out of Toledo to San Jose State on a scholarship where she studied business and acting. It was the thrill of movie stardom that led her to Hollywood where she became a strip tease entertainer in order to support her dream. There she became a centerfold, which helped earn her SAG card and got a few movie parts. By popular demand she entertained many celebrities and became an expert at creating sexy fun games in the process.

Since then Christine has worked as a personal fitness trainer, photographer and computer graphics artist. “I live for challenge and work hard to bring out the best in myself and everyone else around me.” Dupree states. Her kickboxing, wrestling and boxing endeavors, which began as an extension of her competitive nature has inspired a growing number of fans from around the world. Her appearances on ABC’s Monday Night Live and a winning knock out punch on Fox Sports West TV hints of more excitement to come in the future of Christine Dupree, a “true woman warrior” as Fighting Females magazine describes her.

Charles Domokos photo coming

Carole Eglash-Kosoff

Apartheid in South Africa has been gone more than fifteen years but the heroes of that struggle are still being revealed. Some individuals toiled publicly, but most worked tirelessly in the shadows to improve the welfare of the population that had been so neglected. A white, Jewish, middle class woman, joined with Tutu, Millie, Ivy, Zora and other concerned Black women, respectfully called Mamas, helped those most in need, often risking being beaten and arrested.

-The Human Spirit is the story of these women and others who have spent their lives making South Africa a better place for the country's most disadvantaged.

Carole Eglash-Kosoff lives and writes in Valley Village, California. She graduated from UCLA and spent her career in business and in teaching. In 2006 her husband, mother, and brother died within a month of one another,causing her to reevaluate her life. She volunteered to work with the American Jewish World Service and was sent to South Africa to teach. She returned there a year later, having met an amazing array of men and women who had devoted their lives during the worst years of apartheid to helping the children, the elderly, and the disabled of the townships. These people cared when no one else did and their efforts continue to this day. It is their stories that needed to be told. They are apartheid's unheralded heroes and The Human Spirit is their story. Carole has also completed a historic fiction novel, a pre- and post- Civil War interracial love story set in Louisiana, 'When Stars Align".

http://www.thehumanspirit-thebook.com/

All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Ikamva Labantu and other South African charities.

Available from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Booksonboard.com, Authorhouse as either a paperback or hardcover or e-book and Vroman's Bookstore.

coverfNew Historical Novel, When Stars Align, Follows Interracial Louisiana Lovers Through the Carnage of The Civil War and Hopefulness of Reconstruction

Carole Eglash-Kosoff’s first novel, WHEN STARS ALIGN, is set in 19th century Louisiana, at a time and place where mixed-race relationships are both illegal and unacceptable. How can these defiant lovers–and their love–survive?

The time is a crucial period in American history–the Civil War and the years of Reconstruction following it–and the characters are Thaddeus and Amy, who share a forbidden love that can get them both killed. For he is a mulatto ex-slave, and she is white. In the novel, whenever Amy asks if she and Thaddeus will ever be together, his answer is “When stars align.”

The place is Louisiana, where Moss Grove, a large Mississippi River cotton plantation, has thrived from the use of slave labor while its owners lived lives of comfort and privilege. Thaddeus, conceived from the rape of a young field slave by the heir to the plantation, is raised as a Moss Grove house servant. His continued presence remains a thorn in the side of the man who sired him.

Deepening divisiveness between North and South launches the Civil War and changes Moss Grove in ways no one could have anticipated. With the war swirling, we see the battles and carnage through Thaddeus’ eyes.

When Stars Align
412 page hardcover, $28.95; ISBN: 978-1-45673-888-4
Paperback, $17.95; 978-1-45673-890-7
Published by AuthorHouse (February 21, 2011)
Available at amazon.com, bn.com, authorhouse.com, and booksonboard.com
Website: www.whenstarsalign-thebook.com

Head ShotKim Gottlieb-Walker

Bob Marley And The Golden Age of Reggae [Titan Books, November 2010, $29.95/£24.99] is a testament in rare, previously unpublished pictures to some of the greatest years of Bob Marley’s career, and the history of reggae and dub music.

Through portraits, performance and personal shots, photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker charts the rise of reggae with an unparalleled insight into the genre’s most iconic artists. Captured in Jamaica in the mid 1970s and never before published, this collection of powerful and pivotal pictures features Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Hepstones, Inner Circle and Jacob Miller, Jimmy Cliff, Jr Murvin, Toots and The Maytals, George Harrison, Burning Spear and Third World,

Featuring a foreword from Hollywood filmmaker and former Rolling Stone journalist Cameron Crowe, this deluxe hardback collection also includes commentary from Island Records’ Jeff Walker, and founding editor of The Beat magazine, Roger Steffens.

“Kim’s pictures not only capture the humanity of these iconic figures but they also show a sense of intimacy that only photographs by a true artist can convey” – Steven Poster, ASC President of the International Cinematographers’ Guild.Book Cover

Kim Gottlieb-Walker’s incredibly varied career has covered everything from classic rock and roll, reggae and politics in the 60’s and 70’s to working on major motion pictures and television shows. While still at UCLA (where she received a BA in Motion Picture production) and shortly thereafter, she shot for underground LA newspapers and magazines like Crawdaddy and Music World. Her classic portrait of Jimi Hendrix was shot when she was only 20 and her High Times cover of Bob Marley remains their most popular cover, ever.

She also shot the stills for John Carpenter’s “Halloween", “The Fog”, “Christine”, and "Escape from New York.” She worked at Paramount for nine years as the production photographer for “Cheers” and five years for “Family Ties.”

She is one of the elected representatives for still photographers on the National Executive Board of IATSE Local 600, the International Cinematographers Guild. Her coffee-table photo book "Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae" was published by Titan Press (UK) distributed by Random House (USA) last November and she recently had her first solo gallery show of photos from the book in London at the PROUD Camden. Her website is www.Lenswoman.com <http://www.Lenswoman.com>

About the book:

BOB MARLEY AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF REGGAE

“Kim was the first “outsider” to photograph Marley and the young Jamaican masters around him”–Cameron Crowe

“Herein are stunning images of off-guard moments that only Bob’s closest friends would have been privy to.”-Roger Steffens, founding editor, The Beat

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Stewart Marshall Gulley

Mr. Gulley will appear with three of his books:

cvrSTAY IN YOUR OWN LANE    (94 Pages)

Stay In Your Own Lane is a book of confidence with nuggets of direction and several metaphors. Reading it will heal all of your lost desires and goals and bring them back to your heart knowing that with focus you can accomplish anything. When others tell you "No" and your heart tells you "Yes" know that staying in your own lane will get you to your destination much faster. Stop allowing yourself to be driven down too many roads that are crowded with chaotic traffic that has no purpose! Staying in Your Own Lane is just a metaphor but arriving to your destiny will be pure reality and will give you comfort by being where you should have always been.

cvrBUTT NAKED  (274 Pages)

“Butt Naked” is the most practical and logical book of all times. This book deals with you stripping off the burdensome cares that a marketing society has imposed on you. The harder you try to overcome in this complex world there are many manipulators that sit back and watch you destroy yourself as you become a creature of habit. Being frustrated from mediocre jobs, holidays, unmatched relationships, forced religious beliefs and neighborhoods that are unkind. You’ve been conditioned to think you were someone else. All the while you were feeling uncomfortable because the real you hadn’t surfaced. Consequently you’ve been using the right body but clothed with the wrong mind.  Once you have understood what has happened you can make a wise decision without guilt. Not being afraid of what people think or fearful of what the outcome might be. You can finally be sure that you are becoming what you were always meant to be. Your spirit has always known. It has been working overtime trying to get your physical body to agree with what you’ve thought about doing over and over again.

cvrWHO IN THE HELL IS THEY? (74 Pages)

Who in the hell is they? This is a question that has been asked by many, although it may not have been those exact words but definitely thought about. After reading this book I am sure you will have a blank statement in your mind. The reason why is because you have not completed or even started what you were meant to be or called to do. All because of what “they” said.  They have put a little seed of doubt on your mind and you've watered the thought and now you have either forgot about your dream or too fearful to proceed.  This book will help you destroy the seed of doubt and replace it with the seed of faith. It’s time to get some answers and get busy!

Stewart Marshall Gulley founded and directed The Gulley Institute of Creative Learning in Meridian MS. for 10 years. Now located in Los Angeles, California, he will soon be opening Visions International Center of Excellence (V.I.C.E.) which will focuses on religious aspects as well as gifts and visions that are given to everyone. He has spent most of his life in Los Angeles California where he became highly involved in the arts.

Born in Akron, Ohio, he later graduated from high school in Newark, New Jersey where his greatest desire was to be an actor and playwright. He came to find out thereís a lot of interesting things going on in the world and how talents are in a person that they donít know about themselves. When you have a focus and a positive desire, there is no telling where creativity may take you, but always realize that God is there. Remember that the earth is the Lordís and the fullness thereof. Understanding that you may not be able to fight for peace for the world but you can fight for the personal peace in your own life. With so much negativity from television and other forms of media, you have to fight for the more positive things in life, and many times it come with a cost but youíre free.

His business background, from owning several salons to his creative side, constantly keeps him busy. Stewart graduated with an AA Degree in Fashion Design, and is a playwright, artist, cook, wedding coordinator, choir director, cosmetology instructor, calligrapher, licensed Auctioneer, mortgage counselor, modeling instructor, Praise Dance Instructor, and father of two.

Learn more and buy books at: www.stewartmarshallgulley.com

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Gloria Shell Mitchell

Gloria Shell Mitchell enjoys writing skits and personalized poems. Her raps, There’s A Time, I Say and Can You Imagine That, have been presented in churches, youth rallies and schools. She wrote and directed church plays Gimme That Old Time Religion and Jesus Is Alive. An advocate for social justice, she writes about real-life issues and talks about them every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. on radio station KTYM AM 1460. Her greatest inspiration for sharing her thoughts with the world came from reading her first published piece, a letter to the editor of Ebony magazine, at age 12. Seeing her first published article, Let Yourself Have Fun, in a youth magazine inspired her to pursue her passion for writing. 

bookIn The Garbage Man’s Daughter Series, Gloria, an educator, minister and former certified public accountant, pleads with readers to let go of the garbage they carry from childhood into adult relationships. In addition to tutoring mathematics and teaching social skills, this retired educator facilitates divorce recovery groups in her efforts to save the world, one family at a time. She also works with the Los Angeles Coalition for Protection Against Elder Abuse.

Rev. Dr. Gloria is a 2009 graduate of the University of Southern California’s Passing The Mantle (PTM) Program and The Institute for Violence Prevention. Combining her passion for helping hurting people and using research methods acquired while completing her dissertation for a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation, she published Book 1 Letting Go of Shame. Book 2 in the trilogy, Letting Go of SECRETS, is ready for publication and Book 3, Letting Go of SCARS, is almost complete. 

In the Garbage Man’s Daughter Series, Gloria Shell Mitchell writes based on true stories about the impact of family dysfunction and divorce on the inquisitive child, Davida Kincaid, who struggles to escape impoverished living conditions in rural America, understand her mother of eighteen children, and adjust to life without her beloved father, a garbage man. Davida vividly shares how her teachers throughout her school years and her faith help her to triumph over every crushing blow to her heart.

“Everyone has trash. It is where and how you discard it that makes all the difference in your life and how you continue on. Read this book and your faith and hope will grow too.”   Fran Lewis: Reviewer

For more about Gloria Shell Mitchell and to purchase the book visit www.encouragemintbooks.com.

Head ShotJohn Johnson

John Johnson, Pastor, RAS, CSC is the author of, Alcoholism, Wrongly Diagnosed.

The book shows how to overcome alcoholism, and drug addiction, without ever attending a 12-Step meeting, by learning how to properly approach God, in a way that guarantees recovery, with everlasting results.

Understanding, the true nature of addiction, and the 12-step program not-being as effective, as many believe it to be; is why Triumph House Press author, John E. Johnson set out to pen a book, on the hidden and disbelieved cause of addiction, and the 12-step deception, and its ineffectiveness.

Based On A True Story, within the pages of this eye-opening new title, Alcoholism, Wrongly Diagnosed, The Real Reason Why Its So Hard To Break The Cycle of Alcoholism & Drug Addiction, and How to Win With God’s Help, ($15.95, 254pg. paperback, ISBN 978-0-61541-074-6), John Johnson will show the reader, the underlying cause of addiction, and how to overcome addiction, without ever having to attend a single 12-step meeting. Reader will learn the proper way to approach God to secure recovery.

CvrSharilyn Grayson, Freelance Editor, says Wrongly Diagnosed is an unflinching look at the true nature of addiction. Pastor Johnson gives the reader an inside look at this national tragedy and the path he has found to healing. The book is the work of a refreshingly honest and engaging writer who repays the time you invest in him with substantial hope.

John Johnson has extensive knowledge in demonology and addiction. He is the co-founder and former Director of the Wings of Healing Alcohol/Drug Ministry in Los Angeles, CA at Greater Bethany Community Church, from 1993-1999. In 18 years of counseling, he has helped many addicts to overcome their addiction to alcohol and drugs. Johnson is now, an Ordained Pastor, HIV Prevention Counselor, a Registered Addiction Specialist-(alcohol and drug counselor), from Breining Institute; a Chemical Dependency Counselor certificate from, Be Well Now Institute.

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Leslie Ann Moore at the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society Leslie Ann Moore

Ms. Moore is the author of Griffin's Daughter, her debut novel and the first in her romantic fantasy Griffin's Daughter trilogy, was named 2008 IBPA Ben Franklin Award Winner for Best First Fiction. Griffin's Shadow, the second book in the series, has been officially endorsed by both Publisher's Weekly and The Library Journal. Both books are available online at Amazon.com and at local booksellers everywhere.

A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Moore received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis in 1988. Dr. Moore lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and in her spare time, she practices the beautiful and ancient art of belly dance.

Griffin's ShadowGriffin's Destiny, the third and final volume of the Griffin's Daughter Trilogy is now available in paperback direct from the publisher. You can order a signed personalized copy by going to www.ridanpublishing.com

Visit Leslie Ann's website at www.leslieannmoore.com/

Deborah Pratt at the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society Deborah M. Pratt

Deborah Pratt is a significant force in Hollywood. She is a five-time Emmy nominee, a Golden Globe nominee, and the recipient of The Lillian Gish Award from Women in Film, The Angel Award, The Golden Block Award, and Six B.E.N. Awards. From the award-winning series Quantum Leap to the internationally acclaimed Masterpiece Theatre's Cora Unashamed, Deborah M. Pratt’s vision is an inspiration to audiences worldwide. A master storyteller with a spiritual dream for a better world, Deborah M. Pratt breaks the mold of science fiction and creates a genre of science fantasy with the soul of the universe and a key to the human heart. Intricately layered with scientific fact and fascinating detail, The Vision Quest is a riveting journey.

Book CoverThe Vision Quest Trilogy opens when the harmony of Book One’s The Age of Light is torn into factions of the beings—human and the array of new species that now share our planet—who must grapple with forces and technologies at once ancient and frighteningly new. Here we find seventeen-year-old Cole “Lazer” Lazerman, a young man bent on both revenge and redemption. With his beloved father murdered and his Atlantian home under the control of the biodroid Black Guards and their evil leader, Five, Lazer enters a series of explosive battlefields—spiritual, virtual and real. His personal fight to control his own emotions can ultimately bring salvation or the world’s impending doom.

In Book Two’s The Odyssey Lazer, along with his friends—and the newfound love of his life—must master the Visionistic Arts, harness the limitless power of the human mind and spirit, survive the perilous odyssey to get home in time to save himself, his mother, his war torn home in Atlantia and ultimately the world from Five and his biodroid army.

The Vision Quest is an action-packed, Science Fantasy adventure based on the science and technology of today--projected into a very probable tomorrow. Get your books here »»

Photo coming... Jesse Rhines

Jesse Rhines is the author of Black Film/White Money and Black Harvard/Black Yale.

BLACK FILM/WHITE MONEY, Rutgers University Press, 1996, 2000, Winner, 1997 Gustavus Mayer Human Rights Award, http://www.amazon.com/Black-White-Money-Algeron-Rhines/dp/0813522676

Book CoverBFWM answers the questions: Why are there so few Black filmmakers who control their own work? Why are there scarcely any Black women behind the camera? What happens to Black filmmakers when they move from independent production to the mainstream? What does it mean for whites to control Black images and their distribution globally? And, was it always so? Could it be different?

BLACK HARVARD/BLACK YALE, Memoirs of college days. Self-Published, June 10, 2011. Https://www.createspace.com/3615992.

  • coverW. E. B. Du Bois, H'1890--A Negro Student at Harvard at the End of the Nineteenth Century
  • William Pickens, Y'1904--Yale The Henry James Ten Eyck Oratorical Contest
  • Muriel Sutherland Snowden, H'1938The Right to Participate
  • Robert J. Randall, Y'1943--Affirmative Action And Me
  • Charles Payne, Y'1952—Retribution
  • John Woodford, H'1963--My Years at Harvard
  • Yale Memories: A Look Back, By yolanda joe,Yale Class of 1984,Trumbull College.
  • Ernest L. Wilson, III, H'1970-- The Reform of Tradition, the Tradition of Reform
  • Ronald Machett, Y'1970
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Yale, '1973--How To Join The Black Overclass
  • Charles Martin, Y'1974—Tentacles and Sting
  • Carlton Bush, H'1976—Bicentennial Blues
  • Monique Burns, H '1977—Beyond the Black Table           
  • Robin Walker, Y'1984--My Yale Experience
  • Brotherman--By David Thomas, Y 1987
  • Farah Griffin, H'1985--On Hair and Harvard
  • Denise Byrd, Y'1988
  • Susan Marie Jenkins, Y'1989--A Part of the Yale Tradition
  • Erica S. Turnipseed, Y’1993--My first semester as a woman

Born in Washington DC Mr. Rhines graduated from Coolidge High School then attended Yale University’s Summer High School and Transitional Year Program after failing the 12th grade.  He worked as first janitor then photography instructor as he earned a BA at DC based Antioch College-BHP (Center for the Study of Basic Human Problems) in 1974.  He completed an MA in African American Studies at Yale in 1983 after teaching English with the YMCA in Asia and leading students in Mali, French West Africa with Operation Crossroads, Inc., in 1980.  While at Yale he worked as an IBM Systems Engineer before earning a Film Production Certificate at NYU.  

He earned a Political Science MA at UCLA in 1986 and a UC Berkeley PhD in Ethnic Studies in 1993.  He was Assistant Professor of Political Economy in the African American Studies Department at Rutgers University-Newark when Rutgers University Press published his dissertation, BLACK FILM/WHITE MONEY, in 1996 and it won a Gustavus Mayer Human Rights Award in 1997.  Since denial of tenure in 2003, he has been disabled with hip replacements, heart disease and cancer, which combined strongly encouraged his return to the warmer, flatter terrain of Los Angeles, CA.  He taught English near Madrid, Spain with Vaughantown in 2006 and in La Rioja, Spain with Auxiliares Norteamericanos de Conversación in November 2010.

Charles Domokos photo comingmadeline Sharples

Although Madeline Sharples worked for most of her professional life as a technical writer and editor, grant writer, and proposal manager, she fell in love with poetry and creative writing in grade school. She pursued her writing interests to high school while studying journalism and writing for the high school newspaper, and she studied journalism in college. However, she only began to fulfill her dream to be a professional writer later in life.

Madeline’s memoir, Leaving the Hall Light On (Lucky Press LLC, 2011), is the harrowing but ultimately uplifting tale of the course of years from her son Paul’s diagnosis with bipolar disorder, through his suicide at her home to the present day. It details how Madeline, her husband and younger son weathered every family’s worst nightmare.

Nonlinear EditingIn addition to Leaving the Hall Light On, Madeline co-authored Blue-Collar Women: Trailblazing Women Take on Men-Only Jobs (New Horizon Press, 1994) a book about women in nontraditional professions and co-edited the poetry anthology, The Great American Poetry Show, Volumes 1 (Muse Media, 2004) and 2 (2010). Her poetry accompanies the work of photographer Paul Blieden in two books, The Emerging Goddess and Intimacy as well as appearing in print and online on many occasions.

Madeline is now a full-time writer and is working on her next book, a novel, based in the 1920s. She and Bob, her husband of 40 years, live in Manhattan Beach, California, a small beach community south of Los Angeles. Her younger son Ben lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife Marissa.

For more information and to buy books, please visit:

LuckyPress | www.MadelineSharples.com | Book trailer | Blog

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