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    The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing

TITLE : The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing: How to Transform Memories into Meaningful Stories
AUTHOR : Sharon M. Lippincott
ISBN : 0-9792998-0-2 (Paperback)
PRICE : $16.95

Every life has a story... How will you tell yours?

The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing provides you with all the tools and encouragement you need to preserve the memorable tales of your life. Learn effective methods and discover insightful tips to create meaningful stories and collections that will be treasured, not only by you, but by generations of your descendants, as well. Lifestory writing instructor and coach Sharon Lippincott guides you through every step of the writing process -- from planning through layout and publication.

"I can't imagine a better guide to lifestory writing. Sharon Lippincott pushes, cajoles, encourages, shares, and stays with you every step of the way. Don't worry if writing and computers are new to you. Do your children and grandchildren a favor. Get this book, take a deep breath, and give them your story."
      -- John Kotre, Ph.D., author of the award-winning public television series Seasons of Life

"The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing demystifies the memoir writing process. It shows how to begin writing a personal history, an exercise that can be a cathartic memoir or a thread of the family tapestry. The user-friendly guide includes personal examples of events, memories, and tributes -- a virtual invitation to compile one's own menu of stories."
      -- JoAnn Melton, lifestory writer


    On Track to Quality

TITLE : On Track to Quality
AUTHOR : James K. Todd
ISBN : 0-9637966-2-3 (Hardcover)
PRICE : $19.95

Almost daily, we are challenged to consider the concept of quality, as we evaluate our jobs, the products we produce or services we provide, and even as we try to reconcile the outcomes of our lifestyle with its costs. We use terms like quality control, quality assurance, and quality improvement; but, if pressed, most of us would have a hard time explaining what "quality" actually is.

From Harleys to healthcare, On Track to Quality contains insight for people in all walks of life. All aboard this "train of thought," as conductor Dr. James K. Todd relates a revealing ride on the rails of quality.

"A metaphorical journey in search of 'quality' that is both wise and entertaining. A 'quality' read."
      -- Richard D. Lamm, Former Governor of Colorado

"On Track to Quality is engaging and informative, with an interesting cast of characters. The book effectively addresses the many facets of Quality and is an excellent resource for health care professionals."
      -- Dr. Robert J. Harriman, Baptist Health Care (2003 Baldrige Award recipient)


    A Passion for Winning

TITLE : A Passion for Winning: Fifty Years of Promoting Legendary People and Products
AUTHOR : Aaron D. Cushman
ISBN : 0-9637966-1-5 (Hardcover)
PRICE : $21.95

A Passion for Winning offers an inside view of public relations from the man who helped shape the profession. Aaron D. Cushman devoted his fifty-year career to helping entertainers and corporations promote themselves in memorable and profitable ways. Along the way, he built one of the largest independent public relations agencies in the nation.

"Cushman tells a sparkling story of his years in public relations, which was a new field when he started. This is a book that offers special interest for practitioners in the field and those considering a career in PR. It's also of broad and general interest, demonstrating the essentiality of a 'passion' for your work." -- Daniel J. Edelman, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide


    Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse

TITLE : Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse
AUTHOR : Linda Lee Foltz
ISBN : 0-9637966-8-2 (Hardcover)     0-9637966-9-0 (Paperback)
PRICE : $21.95 (Hardcover)     $14.95 (Paperback)

Every day, millions of American children are in danger of sexual abuse. Author Linda Lee Foltz wrote Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse to help stop the cycle and protect children everywhere. After healing from her won childhood sexual abuse, she wanted to "make a difference" and began volunteering at a childhood advocacy program. She soon learned that children are more likely to listen to and learn from each other, which became the basis for her book. In their own words, victimized kids reveal valuable life lessons about living, loving and healing, and how to get safe and stay away from sexual abuse.


    Hire Education

TITLE : Hire Education: What Every College Grad Should Know About Landing That First Job
AUTHOR : John W. "Buddy" Hobart
ISBN : 0-9637966-5-8 (Paperback)
PRICE : $16.95

Since the first college graduated its first class in the ninth century, college grads everywhere have asked the same question: "Now what?" The what, of course, means finding a "real" job. John W. "Buddy" Hobart, a noted skill-development professional who has trained top executives around the globe, delivers answers in Hire Education, a step-by-step strategy for gaining successful entry into today's changing job market. He has assembled this collection of innovative concepts, useful tips and helpful exercises with one objective in mind: to help any new college graduate get a job.

"A career in coaching has taught me the value of approaching every objective with a solid game plan. I recommend Hire Education to any college student as THE game plan for getting a top job right out of college." -- Herb Sendek, Head Basketball Coach, North Carolina State University


Meetings: Do's, Don'ts and Donuts

TITLE : Meetings Do's, Don'ts and Donuts
AUTHOR : Sharon M. Lippincott
ISBN : 0-9637966-6-6 (Paperback)
PRICE : $16.95

Tired of boring, time-consuming meetings where nothing's accomplished? Here are the tools you'll need to run more productive meetings that save time and get results. This book is the classic reference, updated to cover the Internet, new software applications, video conferencing and teleconferencing.

"Meetings: Do's, Don'ts and Donuts" is an invaluable tool for transforming a meeting from a rudderless time waster into a productive, enjoyable session. Everything you need is here: from preparing agendas to dealing with difficult people to video-conferencing. Don't schedule another meeting before reading this book." -- Shannon Whelan, Quality Improvement Consultant, Human Resource Director, Healthcare Recoveries, Inc.


    The Little Toy Soldier on the Covered Bridge

TITLE : The Little Toy Soldier on the Covered Bridge
AUTHOR : C. Coolidge Wilson
ISBN : 0-9637966-7-4 (Hardcover)
PRICE : $15.95

The Little Toy Soldier on the Covered Bridge is a Christmas tale about three children, a toy soldier and a dog who enter the New England village of Duxbury in search of a lost boy (Little Boy Blue). Along the way, the little company faces nature's winter ferocity, experiences a series of extraordinary adventures, and meets unusual characters who inhabit this fantastical account of Christmas happenings in the miniature village of Duxbury Sea Town. As you read the story, you will insert yourself into Christmas and experience it from the inside out.

"Like a figure painter who first paints his subject's skeleton, then organs, then muscles, and finally skin, Wilson builds characters you believe you can touch. All five senses (smell playing a starring role) work together to usher The Little Company down their (and my) path of discovery." -- Shannon C. Perrine, WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh