Nancy Andres, author and health & lifestyle writer, is proud to announce the publication of her woman's self-care journal, Colors of Joy: A Woman's Guide for Self-Discovery, Balance, and Bliss by Align Publishing LLC in March. It is available in Tucson at Alphagraphics at 7306 N. Oracle Road and Ina and Alphagraphics at 4811 E. Grant and Swan, Salon Nevaeh at 7831 E. Wrightstown Road and Pantano, Mostly Books at 6208 E. Speedway Blvd. and Wilmot, Treasure Hunters at 7731 E. Broadway Blvd., and Amazon.com.
Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D.'s latest book, The Global Healthcare Volunteer's Handbook: What You Need to Know Before You Go, has been published by Galen Press, Ltd.
Now limiting his medical practice to global and disaster medicine, Dr. Iserson, a Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona and the author of 12 prior books (including one in its 8th edition), has practiced and taught medicine on all seven continents, including 6 months as the USAP Lead Physician in Antarctica. In his latest book, he provides a wealth of practical information, including a detailed list of organizations and the nuts-and-bolts details of vaccinations, travel documents, international communication and what to pack. Dr. Iserson says he wrote the book "to encourage healthcare professionals and students to volunteer globally without making the easily avoidable mistakes that I made. I learned the information in this book through hard experience, rather than through the easier process of reading it in a book. There was no book!"
Ethel Lee-Miller's new book, Seedlings: Stories of Relationships, is a garden of short fiction and memoir, sharing different kinds of relationship experiences.
"As a gardener of relationships myself, I wrote Seedlings to show that relationships can be healing, loving, and supportive, that acceptance is important for successful relationships, and that laughter is mandatory for every healthy relationship. Seedlings will give you a glimpse of love, marriage, or partnerships that hold laughter, hugs, trust, compassion and love as the ultimate experiences in life. May you be entertained and inspired as you meander through my garden." You can buy Seedlings on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Becky Masterman's Rage Against the Dying has been nominated for both an Edgar for best first novel and an Audie Award. Becky says, "This will have currency until May 1 when the most deserving person gets it. I'm betting on Reconstructing Amelia but you never know.
Katherine Rambo's new book, The World Came To Tucson, was published by Stanegate Press, owned by SSA member Geoffrey Notkin, who also wrote the introduction. Quoting from his press release, "The book is a history of the world's greatest gem and mineral show, and an enthralling personal journey through the show, populated with a cast of strange and fascinating characters."
It also contains a day-by-day journal, and a section of survival tips.
Signed copies will be available in Geoff Notkin's showroom at the Hotel Tucson (formerly the Inn Suites) from February 1 through February 15, and afterwards directly from Aerolite Meteorites at www.aerolite.org and Stanegate Press. It will retail for $20.
D.R. Ransdell's Thai Twist was recently published by Assent Publishing. The novel about two sisters is part mystery, part romance. For high school graduate Gina Campanello, winning a trip for two to Thailand seems more like a chore than a prize. The only available travel companion is her sister, the country is a long plane ride from Tucson, and besides, she'd rather stay in town and flirt with college boys. But when a neighbor asks Gina to deliver a package, she has a mission. While Rachel visits every available temple, Gina checks out leads. She has so many setbacks that by the time she learns that the man she's looking for lives in Chiang Mai, she's en route to Phuket! For more information, please see www.dr-ransdell.com
Lynn Wiese Sneyd and H. Alan Day coauthored, The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs.
Alan Day already owned and managed two ranches and needed a third about as much as he needed a permanent migraine: that's what he said every time his friend pestered him about an old ranch in South Dakota. But in short order, he proudly owned 35,000 pristine grassy acres. The opportunity then dropped into his lap to establish a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. After Day successfully lobbied Congress, those acres became Mustang Meadows Ranch, the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary established in the United States.
The Horse Lover is Day's personal history of the sanctuary's vast enterprise, with its surprises and pleasures and its plentiful dangers, frustrations and heartbreak. Day's deep connection with the animals in his care is clear from the outset, as is his maverick philosophy of horse-whispering, with which he trained fifteen hundred wild horses. The Horse Lover weaves together Day's recollections of his cowboying adventures astride some of his best horses, all of which taught him indispensable lessons about loyalty, perseverance, and hope. This heartfelt memoir reveals the Herculean task of balancing the requirements of the government with the needs of wild horses.
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor provided the Foreword.