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Art Therapy and the Creative Process: A Practical Approach (2 Copies)
Loving Healing Press
International voices from across the globe come together in Art Therapy and the Creative Process to share their perspectives on art, the artist's process, and how art has been therapeutic for them.
In the first section, the three primary contributors--Alfredo Zotti, Samuel Mann, and Cynthia Pearson--create a triple commentary on a piece of art. Zotti paints a picture, Mann analyzes it, and Pearson writes a poem to complement it. In later sections, various artists share why they write, paint, play music, or take photographs, including what their individual mediums mean to them, what they may mean to others, why they have chosen various art forms, how art allows them an opportunity to escape from the world, and how it can also help them heal.
Artists will find kindred spirits in these pages. Lovers of literature, music, and art in all its forms will gain insight into artists' souls, how they view the world a little differently, and why. Art Therapy and the Creative Process gives art a purpose beyond what most of us usually think of it having--that art is a way to keep us all sane in a maddening world and it gives us the opportunity to create something to heal that same world that wounds us.
Winners: Brandy Crainer, Casey Walters
Your Soul Was Made for Mine (3 Copies)
Winding Road Publishing
Looking for a new shade of grey? In her romantic, erotic fantasy, "Your Soul Was Made for Mine," author C. L. Hunter magnificently weaves a tale of loss, pain, romance, and electrifying thrills that will keep you captivated until the very end. When their lives converge in Ireland, Nolan and Emmalyn will never be the same as dangers appear from Nolan's past and they unravel astonishing secrets together. With their union guided by an angel, each new discovery takes them to places, events, and ecstasies they could have never imagined possible.
Winners: Juanita Alvarez, Sandy Klocinski, Cynthia Steyer
My Soul Belongs to You (3 Copies)
Winding Road Publishing
After giving up a daughter for adoption at sixteen, KATLYN REYNOLDS has built a successful advertising company to keep her mind busy and her heart safe. But this pain from her past has made Kate a use 'em and leave 'em kind of girl, bypassing love and commitment to protect herself. And this system has worked--
--until she meets DEACON O'MALLERY, a sweet, sexy, striving Irish businessman. Deacon is known as a jammy, a lucky bastard. As second in command at the largest intel company in Europe, he has the world by the balls, leaving the orphaned boy who grew up with nothing--and everyone else--behind. Then Katlyn Reynolds walks into his life and he's smitten. Kate is his maité Sol, his soul mate; he just knows it; even his wanker can't stop thinking about her. And, for the first time, after hearing Kate's story of brutality and loss, he wants to find his birth mother, the woman who abandoned him.
Kate's feelings for Deacon are confusing. She cares enough to reveal her past, but insists he find love somewhere else.
Now this stubborn bloke has two missions: to find his mother and to make the girl across the ocean stand by his side forever. Ádh mór ort, Kate! Good luck, he thinks. She's going to need it to fight him off, for he has more than good looks, charm, tenacity, and money on his side. Deacon has Thomas and Calista: spirits he unwittingly beckons into his life.
In the second book in the Soul Mate series the cross-continental frolics continue with Kate and Deacon. Drama blends with desire and an off-the-charts plot, creating the heavyweight champion of page-turners in this sensual romance.
Winners: Mary Casper, Penny Knowlton, Daniel Vice
The Thundering Herd (3 Copies)
John E. Peltier
These stories begin with brief family histories that bring the Peltier and the Scottish Keillor families together. John was the fifth of the twelve children that Wilburn and Barbara Peltier raised on the flat salt grass prairie of Southeast Texas after they married. The life they created for their family on their rice farm and cattle ranch provided fertile ground for the life experiences that are shared in these settings. At the age of nineteen, naïve and fresh from the farm, John was drafted into the U.S. Army. After surviving boot camp and medical corpsman training, he found himself in Vietnam. John used his time in the military and its experiences as the backdrop to describe life growing up. Writing this book intensified the realization of the valuable life lessons that his family and the farm and ranch taught him. After mustering out of the Army in January of 1969, he settled back into civilian life and finished his education. Disaster struck in 1969 when his father suddenly died of a heart attack at the age of 54, leaving five of his siblings still at home and all without a father. He discovered the two earthy loves of his live - his wife Janie and the vocation of construction - at the same time and place. As a result, Janie and John have a beautiful family and he birthed Peltier Brothers Construction, a company which has provided a great livelihood not only for him and four of his brothers, but for nephews down into the next generation. Both Janie and the company also taught him lessons he never expected to learn. Those stories, plus an incident with the fangs of a deadly rattlesnake and a light essay on grass and water, are included in this book.
Winners: Kathy Borgen, Ken Hoover, John Sweeney
Outside, Inside (3 Copies)
Set Free Publishing
As a child, did you ever think all of your friends had forgotten about you? Did it ever feel like your friends were deliberately avoiding you or were out doing something totally awesome without you?
This is exactly where Birdie finds himself one day in this beautifully produced picture book, Outside Inside. When Birdie does not see his friends around, he decides to look for them. Just when Birdie is about to give up and go back to his nest, his friends surprise him. They open up, invite him inside and reveal what they had been up to all along.
Outside Inside is a simple and clever story about the joy of friendship and giving. Using 35 easy words and 26 pages of vivid illustrations, it is geared toward the youngest of readers, but the catchy story is attention grabbing for adults as well. The adults will appreciate the deeper double meaning as Birdie's change of heart corresponds with the action around the outside and inside settings.
Winners: Philip Seaton, Sandra Bon, Cara Kirkland
Afuera, Adentro (Spanish Edition) (3 Copies)
Set Free Publishing
Afuera, Adentro es una historia de amistad y la alegria de regalar. Cuando Birdie no encuentra a sus amigos, el decide buscarlos y enterarse de lo que estan haciendo. Tu te vas a sorprender al igual que Birdie cuando veas lo que sus amigos han estado planeando.
Winners: Erica Luckstead, Billy Spiva, Christina Gould
The Golden Rule (1 Copy)
Sherrill S. Cannon
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC
What if you treated others the way you'd like to be treated? What if everyone did that? What kind of world could there be?Robert and Kait decide to look for the golden ruler that their Mom has told them about, only to find out that she meant RULE instead of ruler.What is this "Golden Rule" and what does it mean?Join in the children's quest to discover how to follow the Golden Rule and share it with others, as you meet many classroom friends from the author's previous books.
Winner: Jane Squires
Saving Dakota (1 Copy)
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Dakota Smith, a powerful executive in a high-profile Madison Avenue advertising agency, is sent to India on assignment. Out of her element and impatient to return home, she offends a group of religious zealots and soon finds herself at their mercy in a remote region. Once the agency learns of her disappearance, they send her nemesis, Ned Turner, to her rescue. But who will rescue who in this wild and exhilarating magic carpet ride that takes the reader from the canyons of Manhattan to the wilds of Asia.
Winner: Kim Salmi
Schooled on Fat: What Teens Tell Us About Gender, Body Image, and Obesity (3 Copies)
Schooled on Fat explores how body image, social status, fat stigma and teasing, food consumption behaviors, and exercise practices intersect in the daily lives of adolescent girls and boys. Based on nine months of fieldwork at a high school located near Tucson, Arizona, the book draws on social, linguistic, and theoretical contexts to illustrate how teens navigate the fraught realities of body image within a high school culture that reinforced widespread beliefs about body size as a matter of personal responsibility while offering limited opportunity to exercise and an abundance of fattening junk foods. Taylor also traces policy efforts to illustrate where we are as a nation in addressing childhood obesity and offers practical strategies schools and parents can use to promote teen wellness. This book is ideal for courses on the body, fat studies, gender studies, language and culture, school culture and policy, public ethnography, deviance, and youth culture.
Winners: Elisabeth Fronek, Katie Usher, William Thim
D'Mok Revival: New Eden (2 Copies)
Zummo Books, LLC
Experience Michael Zummo's award-winning D'mok Revival: New Eden. The Nukari invasion is over. Rhysus Mencari and his super-powered D'mok Warriors have emerged victorious. But the scars of war run deep, and his duty is far from over. Enemy remnants cling to conquered worlds, their allies lurk in the dark, and the infamous Kajlit'ga and her beast warriors remain at large.
With the New Eden station finally operational, Rhysus Mencari and his allies gain a new platform from which to create an enduring freedom and lasting peace. But a discovery leads to a far more burdensome trial. The family he thought murdered are, in fact, prisoners of war. Obsession to free them taints his every move.
Rhysus Mencari, the hardened warrior, struggles to become the husband and father he was meant to be. But is he prepared for what has become of his family? Worse still, when his team realizes his judgment is compromised, will they remain loyal, or take matters into their own hands?
Winners: Maggie Blanch, Jerry Marquardt
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