Montreal, Quebec Author Publishes New Book with RoseDog Books

Montreal, Quebec Author Publishes New Book with RoseDog Books











Just.Another.Common.Killer

Montreal, Quebec (Vocus/PRWEB) December 29, 2010

Just.Another.Common.Killer, a new book by Chantal Bellehumeur, has been released by RoseDog Books.

Under hypnosis, six-year-old Jack Huntington tells his psychiatrist the dark unsolved tale of Jack the Ripper’s 19th century murders. Such details are given, that Dr. Philips begins to believe that his patient might be the Ripper himself in another life. When the boy fails to give him any information that would reveal the identity of the White Chapel killer, Dr. Philips ridicules himself for having thought the impossible.

Years after killing his sisters in a sleepwalking state, Jack is claimed normal and able to re-enter the real world. He is released from the mental institution to start a new life, but slowly starts to act upon his killer instincts and begins to remember events that happened over one hundred years ago.

Jack is ready for new games!

Chantal Bellehumer was born on June 30th 1981. She lived half of her childhood in Toronto, and the other in Ottawa. At the age of 14, she started taking acting classes to overcome her shyness. She enjoyed it so much that theatre became her favourite hobby. After performing in a couple of amateur stage productions, she joined a youth-run theatre company. Bellehumer moved to Montreal at the age of 19 so that she could study theatre at Concordia University. But, once her son Aidan was born, he became her number one priority. She decided to put her acting career on hold before it really began. However, she still worked as an extra in several movies, television shows and commercials. She completely stopped this part time work once she found a suitable office job.

Bellehumeur wrote in her spare time. She published her first novel Veronica’s Soap Opera Life in 2009 along with its sequel Veronica’s Attempt at Romance. People always expected her to write a thriller, so she began to work on Just.Another.Common.Killer.

Bellehumeur lives in Montreal with her son, whom she loves more than anything in the world!

Just.Another.Common.Killer is a 168-page paperback with a retail price of US retail price of $ 17.00 and Canadian retail price of $ 19.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-9932-0. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at http://www.rosedog.com/pressroom or our online bookstore at http://www.rosedogbookstore.com.

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Whole Foods Market CEO, John Mackey, Endorses New Book, ?The Self Health Revolution?

Whole Foods Market CEO, John Mackey, Endorses New Book, “The Self Health Revolution”













The Self Health Revolution


(Vocus/PRWEB) March 10, 2011

The notable Whole Foods founder has “enthusiastically” endorsed J. Michael Zenn’s controversial book that some critics say makes some bold claims. Here is a sample of a few of Zenn’s zingers: “Medical Care is the #3 killer in America”, “Almost all meat served in America contains feces”, “The average doctor makes a diagnosis in only 30 seconds”, “Drugs taken as prescribed kill more than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS combined”, “Half of all men will get cancer and most people already have cancer”, ”35% of all children will be diabetic” and so forth.

Zenn, recently appearing on CBS News, staunchly claimed all of the facts in the book, although surprising, are soundly sourced and well researched.

Not leaving anyone out of this brow-raising book, Zenn blames a blind reliance on the federal government (FDA), big food companies, the pharmaceutical industry and the medical community at large as the simplistic, core cause of our failing health and medical care woes. He makes shocking and surprising claims throughout the book to back up this thesis. He points the reader to the 100 or so references in the back of the book and implores them to research the data for themselves.

Whether you buy Zenn’s revved-up rhetoric or not, this short, power-packed, little book, surprisingly produces a jaw-dropping, heart-stopping, laugh-out-loud read. In short, Zenn attempts to convincingly persuade the reader they must seize control of their health now (Self Health) by taking a few, utterly-simple, 15-minute steps to lose weight, escape pain, ward off disease and recapture the energy lost in their youth.

John Mackey, the Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder of Whole Foods Market, exuberantly endorsed the book saying:

“J. Michael Zenn has written a wonderful book…What we need to do is to wholeheartedly embrace the principles of healthy eating and healthy living outlined in ‘The Self-Health Revolution’. I enthusiastically recommend this book!”    

Mackey started with one store in 1980 and built Whole Foods Market into a $ 9 billion, Fortune 500 Company and a “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For” winner every year since the contest’s inception in 1998. With over 300 stores and roughly 60,000 employees, Whole Foods Market is one of the top 10 supermarket companies in America and the largest and most recognized natural and organic foods retailer in the world. Mackey has garnered numerous awards and recognitions and was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003. Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics and is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food in the world.

For those who would like to find it, J. Michael Zenn’s controversial book can be purchased at SelfHealthRevolution.com, Amazon.com, Whole Food Markets, and various other health food and retail book stores. Zenn was most recently featured on CBS News with Sandra Mitchell (Emmy award winning journalist and news anchor). Nearly one million viewers tuned in to watch his first televised interview.

Zenn will soon be embarking on a major media and book signing tour and will be featured on several upcoming prime-time radio and TV shows throughout the country.

Here’s a little taste of more of Zenn’s claims and revelations from the book:


The one hidden ingredient found in our food that’s causing us to get 40% fatter
3 simple, 15-minute steps you can do to get fit and stay thin forever
A forgotten remedy that will get rid of aches and pains forever
The little known reason most people feel tired and run down
One thing that you can do now to extend your life by 15 years
Discover one ingredient that will instantly add vigor and passion to your sex life
Why everyone probably already has cancer; why 50% of all men and 35% of all women are now being diagnosed with cancer and how to avoid it
How to reverse your chronological age by 10 years
The shocking # 3 killer that that virtually no one knows about
Why this generation of children will be the first to live shorter lives than their parents and the reason 1 out of 3 of our kids born today are destined to be obese and diabetic
How Michael Zenn lost 60 lbs and 7 pant sizes by eating more food than he ever had before

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New Book Encourages Community Action to Rescue the Mentally Ill

New Book Encourages Community Action to Rescue the Mentally Ill










Fort Wayne, IN (PRWEB) December 8, 2008

Communities can help people overcome mental illness by spreading awareness and assistance as modeled by award-winning author and mental illness advocate, Larry Hayes in “Mental Illness and Your Town” (ISBN 9781932690767, Loving Healing Press, 2008).

“Mental Illness and Your Town” is a roadmap for individuals to advocate within their community to help those who suffer to find relief, joy and a return to normalcy. Written with authority and compassion, author Larry Hayes retells the stories of people who have triumphed over mental illness and how local communities can transform themselves so the mentally ill are cared for in a manner that benefits everyone.

Anyone concerned about the mentally ill will find “Mental Illness and Your Town” a revealing study of how individuals and communities can fight for a treatment revolution to enrich and save lives. Hayes discusses not only the history of mental illness and how the closing of institutions have relegated mental illness to doctor’s offices, but why more funding is needed and more community education is imperative to improve the current situation.

Hayes writes with first-hand knowledge about mental illness, having been hospitalized himself with depression, and having watched family members struggle with mental illness. Hayes calls people to lobby locally for the mentally ill by writing to newspaper editors, becoming involved in local chapters of NAMI (National Association for the Mentally Ill), and inviting experts on mental illness to speak to local organizations and churches. Mental illness affects everyone in a community directly or indirectly. The time has come for this illness to be understood and for action to be taken to resolve the situation at the community level.

Experts applaud “Mental Illness and Your Town.” Stephen C. McCaffrey, President of Mental Health America of Indiana declares, “Larry Hayes provides families with a real self-help manual that is personal and compassionate, yet practical and hands-on.” Pete Early, author of “CRAZY: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness” says, “Larry Hayes uses his family’s story to offer practical suggestions about how communities can help persons with mental illnesses recover and thrive. This is a wonderful blueprint….” James Howell, Ph.D. and Juvenile child researcher, states, “Larry Hayes demonstrates…the ability to reduce complex social problems to simple terms. In addition, he fills the book with practical solutions and ways to reduce the sometimes debilitating effects of mental illness.”

About the Author

Larry Hayes has won over fifty state and national awards for editorials and columns in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. In 1986, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in recognition of his editorials challenging his city to desegregate its schools. Hayes was instrumental in Indiana’s victorious fight to win parity of health insurance for persons with a mental illness. He introduced the Crisis Intervention Team to help city police better respond to mental health crises, and he won support for the creation of the Suicide Prevention Council and a county-wide Mental Health Coordinating Council. Hayes played a key role in building public support for the Carriage House, a highly acclaimed rehabilitation center, and he successfully lobbied Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne to create the Institute for Behavior Studies. Hayes is also the author of the memoir “Monday I’ll Save the World.”

“Mental Illness and Your Town” (ISBN 9781932690767, Loving Healing Press, 2008) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information including podcasts, visit http://www.communitymentalhealth.us. Publicity contact: http://www.ReaderViews.com. Review copies available upon request.

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New Book Release, “After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity” Gathering Praise. Author to Appear on Internet TV

New Book Release, “After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity” Gathering Praise. Author to Appear on Internet TV











After Her Brain Broke


(PRWEB) March 21, 2010

Released earlier this month, After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity by Susan Inman is quickly gaining praise from reviewers and interest from the media and those involved with serious mental illness.

On Wednesday March 23 at 3:00 PM Central Time, the author will be appearing on HealthyplaceTV to discuss her book.

Ms Bob Etier in her review on Blog Critics said “After Her Brain Broke should be required reading for the mental health field or Psychology 101 students”.

Political commentator, Raif Mair, wrote in “It’s a book I urge you to read” in The Tyee

Susan Inman’s daughter had one of the most severe cases of schizoaffective disorder that psychiatrists in Vancouver had ever seen. After a two year psychotic episode, she had a grim prognosis. Some psychiatrists predicted she would have to be institutionalized for life.

Fortunately, Susan’s ability to take unpaid leaves of absence and to teach part time enabled her to assume responsibility for her daughter’s recovery. Eventually, a new medication strategy freed her daughter, Molly, from a psychosis that she described as a living hell.

Susan said that “I could not find the stories from other parents that would likely have provided some comfort when I was the most overwhelmed. In my memoir, I share the complicated story of helping my daughter get her life back in the hope that it will help others in a similar situation and give them some comfort.”

No parent ever wants to see their child develop a chronic medical disability. But, when it is one that is so misunderstood by society as is schizophrenia and the other serious mental illnesses like bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder, it is even more traumatic. Imagine how any parent would feel if faced with this situation described in the book:

” We are driving down Main Street to the grocery store when Molly’s attention is caught by a

homeless man in the corner of the parking lot who’s rearranging the clutter in his shopping cart.

‘Will I be getting a shopping cart?’

I park the car and will my voice to be convincingly certain as I take on this assumption that is said with a heartbreaking naivete.

‘No, these are sick people who don’t have a family to help them’.”

Dr. E Fuller Torrey, a former advisor to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Executive Director of the Stanley Medical Research Foundation and the best selling author of Surviving Schizophrenia said “this is one of the best accounts I have read of serious mental illness as told by a mother.” He went on to say that her “attempts to educate herself and her support of her daughter as they wend their way through the schizoaffective maze provide a model for other families. Highly recommended”

Dr. Stephanie Engel, a Harvard psychiatrist stated that this is “a much needed book about her experience as a mother…”

Dr. P Jane Milliken at the University of Victoria in BC states that “Susan’s story is inspirational”

Dr. Jehannnine C.S. Austin of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia adds that this book is “important reading for both family members and mental health professionals alike”.

A review byMs Bob Etier on Blog Critics stated that “After Her Brain Broke is critical of “traditional,” blame-the-parents psychotherapy which is surprisingly still practiced, and sensitive to how that approach can hurt the mentally ill, as well as their families”

Well known Canadian political commentator Raif Mair wrote in his review on The Tyee that this is “a story of great courage by each member of the family, very much including Molly. It’s a book I urge you to read.”

After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity, is published by Bridgeross Communications. ISBN 978-0-9810037-8-8 and is distributed by Ingram Books. The book is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapters/Indigo and in a Kindle format.

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New Book on Teen Pregnancy Offers Tool For Teens and Parents

New Book on Teen Pregnancy Offers Tool For Teens and Parents










Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) October 15, 2007

“I wanted this book to tell teenage readers that they are not alone and that they are not ‘crazy’ in their experiences with peer pressure,” says Kim McLeod, author of Wishing: Diaries of a Teen Pregnancy and Ottawa-based parenting coach. “And I wanted to give parents a tool to help them start a discussion with their kids about sex and sexual health.”

Sometimes shocking, Wishing is a true story, told in McLeod’s own words. Based on the diaries she diligently kept during her teens in the 1980s, this book bluntly describes her feelings and experiences as she navigated peer pressure, drug use, teen relationships, sex and finally, pregnancy. It starkly illustrates how the misuse of drugs and alcohol can cloud the ability to make healthy choices.

While the story takes place in the 1980s, when the rate of teen pregnancy was slightly higher, the problem is still widespread. Statistics Canada reported 33,000 teen pregnancies in 2006. And McLeod herself recently became a grandmother, when her own teenage daughter became a mother.

For McLeod, sharing her experiences is important. She sees it as a way to start a dialogue about sexuality and the issues that face all young people. And it’s a way to help parents reconnect with their kids.

“Parents are considered a major source of information on sex and sexual health by their teenagers (63%) and nearly half (43%) consider their parent to be the most useful and valuable source of information.” This, according to a 2006 report from the Canadian Association of Adolescent Health.

A truly moving story, Wishing offers insight into the psyche of a young woman. It clearly conveys her desire for intimacy, her confusion, misgivings and pain as she searches for love, meaning and for herself.

Wishing is available through online booksellers and through GrandmaK’s web site.

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New Canadian Book Publisher Supports Diversity and Free Expression For All Canadians

New Canadian Book Publisher Supports Diversity and Free Expression For All Canadians










(PRWEB) May 20, 2010

Polished Publishing Group (PPG – http://www.polishedpublishinggroup.com) is a supportive self-publishing house, designed specifically for Canadian authors, that combines the quality of traditional (trade) publishing with the flexibility and control of vanity publishing. PPG’s primary mandate is to make the dream of publishing a book more accessible to mainstream Canadians while producing professional-quality results that emulate the books created by trade publishers.

PPG’s Publisher and Founder, a Canadian author known as Kim S., has firsthand experience working with a traditional literary book publisher (a.k.a. trade book publisher), a book printer, and a modern supportive self-publishing house. Each position has allowed her to view this industry from a different vantage point and, consequently, given her a well-rounded understanding of their respective pros and cons. This puts her in a unique position to provide others with valuable insight into the world of book publishing and help newbie authors break into the field.

Kim S. published her first three new age fictional novels with three other publishers before moving them all to PPG in November of 2009. Each book has a Canadian setting and is an expression of her unique cultural/spiritual perspective within that setting. 25% of her author royalties are donated to a Canadian charity of her choice for each book: donations for her first book are made to the Canadian Mental Health Association; donations for her last two books are made to the Canadian Centre for Diversity.

PPG aspires to help more Canadians publish books about their own Canadian experiences from their own unique cultural perspectives. This is an artistic way for people to express their beliefs and share them with others in a safe and open environment—to promote the positive qualities of diversity on a national level while fulfilling their personal dreams of publishing a book.

If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kim S, please send an email to publishingservices(at)polishedpublishinggroup(dot)com.

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