Tuesday, January 15, 2019

REVIEW OF: THE WEALTHY GARDENER




The Wealthy Gardener: Life Lessons on Prosperity Between Father and Son





These "life lessons" are indeed just that, lessons we can either learn the hard way through the School of Hard Knocks (metaphorically far from Fort Knox!) or by heeding the advice of someone who, like the author, has "been there, done that." If my sons were not already fully grown up, I'd give them copies of this book to guide them toward financial freedom and security, a Safe Place to be...if you can reach it. Getting there is worth the effort, and one learns as one travels and travails.

Being rich beats being poor, and  to get wealthy if you aren't born with a silver spoon or a hefty trust fund, you are advised to harness your efforts and embrace Soforic's "the 15 virtues of wealth": simplicity, detachment, self-discipline, vital engagement, spirituality, effectiveness, persistence, patience, sacrifice, courage, commitment, judgment, contribution, and satisfaction.

Gaining and retaining wealth requires work and sacrifice and wisdom, such as the author's "55 powers for wealth," "10 seeds of wealth," and "the 15 virtues of wealth," explained in detail in this 400-plus-page encyclopedic coverage of the topic, leavened with the story of the Wealthy Gardener's mentoring of a reformatory "graduate," and spiced with occasional asides from the narrator about himself.  I bookmarked scores of pages I intend to revisit.

There are many pluses to the book: links to the topics in the order they are presented and then a second time under Chapter 8's listing of specific money problems and their cures. You may also want to join the author at the book's web site, where more  information of value is offered.

I have praised this book to another would-be author of financial advice as an example of how to mix fiction and fact, enriched with one's insights and those of other profound thinkers.  In my own life, a childhood where "how much does it cost?" governed so many decisions propelled me to study for and obtain a scientific profession that nearly guaranteed an upper-middle-class adulthood as long as "waste not, want not" was a guide. On the other hand, I chose divorce rather than stay in a marriage with a rich, unfaithful wife. Money is not everything, but not having to worry about it is a real blessing.

This book is a treasure. "Unearth" it. Read it. Benefit from it. Pass along it to your children and your nieces and nephews and your neighbors' kids (if you like them). You and they will be glad you did.   

Friday, January 11, 2019

WHAT EVER HAPPENED..."Favorite Quotes"








These are among my most favorite sayings.  I hope you like them too.

“Rescue dogs can make the most incredible pets.” Nat Geo Wild

“God's plan for our life is bigger than our own.” Joel Osteen

“There are two great days in a person's life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” William Barclay, Scottish theologian [Go, Scots, go!]

“The whole purpose of having a life-saving operation is to go back and live life.” Dr. Oz

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“O, would some power the giftie gie us, / To see ourselves as others see us,” Robert Burns, Scottish poet [Telling us the value of seeing ourselves objectively.]

“The words you speak become the house you live in.” Hafiz

“No matter how difficult the past, you can always begin again today.” Jack Kornfield

“The only way you can change the world is by changing yourself.” Tommy Chong

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Soren Kierkegaard

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Women are like tea bags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“I think teaching is the most honorable profession there is.” Oprah Winfrey

“…that if you become a teacher, by your pupils you’ll be taught.” Rogers and Hammerstein’s King and I.

“I forgive, I love, I learn, and I move on.” Marie Osmond [I pray I can do that someday.]

“One person can change things.” John Hall, musician, congressman, author

“It's important to keep reinventing yourself.” Marie Osmond

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy

“The sooner you accept it, the sooner you'll get over it.” Girl teenagers I overheard talking at my church. [So insightful – I told them they’d be in my book.]

“Our words have the power to build up or tear down.” Our Daily Bread

“Father, please curb my careless speech and put a guard on my tongue today and every day.” Our Daily Bread

“Don't believe everything you think.” Sound of Life, Hudson Valley, NY, radio station

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” C. S. Lewis

“The world can only change from within.” Eckhart Tolle

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones.” Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” St. Francis de Sales

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” Margaret Lee Runbeck

“Who you are is the sum of all the choices that you make in this life.” Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told [Hallmark movie]

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

“Less is more.” Robert Browning

“My brain has no off switch.” Cold Case [TV show]

“Understanding is a two-way street.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life is what we make it. Always has been. Always will be.” Grandma Moses

“I have never felt that anything really mattered but knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could.” Eleanor Roosevelt

 “A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.” Max Lucado

“To strengthen the muscles of your heart, the best exercise is lifting someone else's spirit whenever you can.”  Dodinsky

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” Deepak Chopra

“In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?” Buddha

“It is always wise, I think, if you feel something is wrong, to try to stand up for what you believe is right.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, 'It can't be done.'” Eleanor Roosevelt [In my classroom, I told the kids not to use this four-letter word, “can't.”]

“The problems of the world will never be settled unless our national leaders go to God in prayer.” Billy Graham

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” Walt Disney

“Tomorrow can be a wonderful age.” Walt Disney

“When you believe a thing, believe it all the way.” Walt Disney

“No one’s invisible pain should go unnoticed.” Lady Gaga

“If too many things are planned, there’s too much to remember.” Harry Connick, Jr.

“Our past tells us that our future belongs to the Lord.” Randy Prentiss, Staff Chaplain, Taconic Retreat Center, Red Hook, NY.

“We can be freer if we let stuff go.” Randy Prentiss

“If everyone lends a helping hand to those in need, we would take a giant step towards a more peaceful world.” Harry Swimmer, CNN Hero

“It’s never too soon to be kind.” Our Daily Bread

 “Maybe if you zip [your mouth] up, your wall will come down.” Joel Osteen

“I’ve learned…that I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in any other way.” Andy Rooney

“I’ve learned…that sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.” Andy Rooney

“I’ve learned…that love, not time, heals all wounds.” Andy Rooney

“Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it, and you’ll start believing it.” Jesse Owens, Olympic gold medal track and field athlete

“We’re so over, we need a new word for ‘over.’” Carrie, to Mr. Big, in HBO’s Sex and the City. [Even though she told him it was over, she ended up marrying him. I never married Aiden, so it really is over for us.]

“…because it’s so easy for, I will say, a man to say you’re crazy….” [Taking no ownership of his behavior.] Amber Frey, Dateline NBC’s “The Laci Peterson Story.”

“If you find someone you love in life, you must hang onto it and look after it.” Princess Diana [I miss her SO much!]

     A whole different level of quotes comes from the Bible. Here they are:

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31-32

“God will work out everything for our good.” Romans 8:28

“And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone, an apt teacher, forbearing, correcting his opponents with gentleness.” 2 Timothy 2:24-25 [Appropriately – this was printed on my calendar on my birthday – November 1st!]

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29


I learn a lot from other people – some famous, some not.




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I (Douglas Winslow Cooper) have been excerpting, weekly, material from this almost-final version of the fine book by Janet Johnson Schliff, M.S. Ed., which she wrote over a three-year period with some coaching and editing help from me, through my business, Write Your Book with Me.

Her memoir is now available in paperback and ebook formats from Outskirts Press  and amazon.com




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BOOK TALKS AND SIGNINGS


Janet is taking a much-needed respite from her book tour. More talks will be planned in the spring of 2019… she can be contacted at 845.336.7506 (home) or 845.399.1500 (cell).

Janet Johnson Schliff spoke at the Oblong Books Bookstore in Rhinebeck, NY, on Tuesday, February 6 at 6 p.m.

Janet was on WKNY Radio 1490 in Kingston, NY, on Thursday, March 1 at 9:10 a.m. 

Janet spoke at Barnes & Noble in Kingston, NY, on Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m. 

Janet spoke at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck, NY, on March 6 
at 7 p.m. 

Janet spoke at the Golden Notebook Bookstore in Woodstock, NY, on March 17 at 2 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Morton Library in Rhinecliff, NY, on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. 

Janet spoke at RCAL in Kingston, NY, on April 3 at 4 p.m. [They gave her an impromptu book-launch party.]

Janet spoke at the Parkinson's Support Group at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck, NY, on April 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Stone Ridge Library in Stone Ridge, NY, on April 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Hurley Library in Hurley, NY, on May 4 at 6 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Kingston Library in Kingston, NY, on May 9 at 6 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Staatsburg Library in Staatsburg, NY, on May 14 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Clinton Community Library in Rhinebeck, NY, on May 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville, NY, on June 9 at noon.

Janet spoke at the Gardiner Library in Gardiner, NY, on June 11 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Marbletown Community Center in Stone Ridge, NY, on June 20 at 6 p.m.

Janet was interviewed on radio station WTBQ-FM (93.5) on June 29 at 12 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Esopus Library in Port Ewen, NY, on July 13 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Pine Plains Library in Pine Plains, NY, on July 20 at 6 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Ulster Library in Kingston, NY, on July 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Northern Dutchess Bible Church in Red Hook, NY, on August 11 at 1 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Inquiring Minds Bookstore in New Paltz, NY, on September 6 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Adriance Library in Poughkeepsie, NY, on September 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Janet was interviewed on radio station WRIP-FM (97.9) on September 21 at 8 a.m.

Janet again spoke at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville, NY, on September 22 at noon.

Janet spoke at the Enchanted Cafe in Red Hook, NY, on September 28 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Hyde Park Library in Hyde Park, NY, on October 4 at 7 p.m.

Janet participated in an Author Weekend at the Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie, NY, on October 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Tivoli Library in Tivoli, NY, on October 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Janet’s interview for the TV program Wake Up with Marci on the You Too America Channel aired on Monday, November 5, and Friday, November 9. It can now be found on the Internet.

Janet spoke at the Germantown Library in Germantown, NY, on November 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Janet participated in the Red Hook Middle School's College and Career Cafe in Red Hook, NY,  on December 19 at 10:30 a.m.


More signings will be coming up. A fine feature about Janet by John DeSantos [845 LIFE] appeared in the Middletown Times Herald-Record on Monday, March 12, as part of Brain Injury Awareness Month. An article about her book was just published in the May 2018 Living Rhinebeck Magazine. An article about her book appeared in the May 14 Daily Freeman of Kingston, NY. and another in the Family Life section of the Poughkeepsie Journal on June 8th. The Millerton News published an article on Thursday, August 2, about her talk at the Pine Plains Library. 


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Publicity Secrets (Summary of Harrison Teleseminar)




“PUBLICITY SECRETS…” TELESEMINAR BY STEVE HARRISON
January 10, 2019

Using the acronym MEDIA, P.R. expert Steve Harrison presented the following information about getting publicity, as part of his video advertisement for his National Publicity Summit training via Bradley Communications Corporation. I [DWC] summarize it here.

We don’t realize how special our own information is. The media need guests! You can be a regular interviewee. The keys:
M - make a decision to become better known.
E – evaluate your “hooks.”
D – deliver  your proposal for a good story / show.
I – impact the audience.
A – amplify your publicity.

In general:
If you email, start with a subject line that makes them want to open the mail. Not merely worthwhile but one that will give their program better ratings. Promise the audience benefits. Why should they care? Tease a bit, don’t give away all the story. Make them want to learn more:  “Coming up….” The producers want “a show in a box.” Need a hook. “10 Foods You Should Never Eat.” Story, story, story. Prepare catchy email title and tell the story in a few paragraphs. They get hundreds of emails a day. If you have an idea, give them information and sometimes the access to a location.

Be persistent, not feisty. Watch their show. Have visuals, demo. Be confident, humble, polite. Seek to be unique. On radio, you are trying to be visual in an audio medium. Know your strengths but be willing to go outside your book’s boundaries a bit.

Here’s a M.E.D.I.A. check-list:

M - Make a decision to become better known. Decide you will get heard/interviewed regularly.

E – Evaluate your “hooks.” Make them clear and clever. “5 Tricks….” What’s in It for Me? Fast results. Use “you” in the title. Mention credentials: “scientist,” “Harvard.” How to…. Have props, demonstration where can.

D – Deliver a proposal for a great show. Try to meet them face-to-face. Else, call or email. Not just a book, but position self as an expert. Have material to back up your claim to expertise: Book. Video. Audio. List of appearances.

I – Impact their audience. Make them feel you gave them material of great value. Solutions, stories, followed by Call to Action. What should people do? Buy book? Visit website? Sign you to speak? Trash a myth, turn it around. Recall Rich Dad, Poor Dad: what the rich teach their kids: your house is not an investment, but an expense. If you want them to book you as a speaker, mention solutions and how you applied them. Mention your talks elsewhere. Have a readily remembered website title, best with a benefit. [e.g. MeetTheMedia.com.] Don’t be bashful. Do give value. Be on a mission. Get others to join you. Make a movement. 

E.g., Carole Brody Fleet, author of Widows Wear Stilettos; her husband died of ALS, but nothing written met her needs. Thus, others likely had unmet needs, too. Needs gave her a Table of Contents, effectively. Realized she needed publicity quick. By now, 750+ radio show appearances, topics around death. Message: you don’t have to suffer alone, in silence. Extended this to all manners of loss. Enjoys meeting people who have been affected. Does not measure her success in sales. Change lives, move them, ease their pain. Highly competitive media environment. Have a web site, with tapes, lists, books, mp3…. Media platform needed. “Here’s what I am; here’s what I do; let’s get together.”

Tell your story. Why you do what you do. Who you are.  

Print media. Looking for stories. Build a relationship with writers. Suggest stories. Must tell your story well. Like elevator pitch. Query letter, a 4-paragraph sales pitch on a story. Example title, “It’s the idea, stupid: 100 ideas per employee per year.” “The Unkindest Cut: What Steve Richardson’s Jigsaw Cutters…” Editors get hundreds of emails a day, and you must entice them to open yours. Title line should have headline and subhead. Story must touch people: tragedy, comedy, newsworthy…bar is higher for non-celebrity. If local, you have an advantage in local media. Story: beginning, middle, exit.

E.g., Ron Clancy was a natural. Resident of NJ and first article was in local mag. Orphan who grew up in Philly orphanages. Xmas eve they would go to Mass, and he always remembered the carols. Went on quest to produce CDs etc. of beautiful carols. Boxed sets. Lavish. His passion.

Another, Joan D. had a story, Super-size Cycle, company for large women. Flattened the tires of a bike first time. “I’ll make the bikes myself.” Health story for a web publication and another for a small business newsletter. NYT editor wanted case study: a choice with a dilemma. Joan had a choice: how far to expand…manufacture where?

A – Amplify your publicity. Connect with media. Then do more with it. Author got book talk on Good Morning America, later was asked, “what did you do with this? Tell your customers? Put on website?” No, she missed these opportunities. Let media know you have done media. Have a media page on your site. Hardest is first major coverage. Others then think you are a safe choice after that. Your first session can be a “discovery” outing. Dr. Lombardo did this, became a regular on the Today Show, as is Dr. Ish Major. Did good job on first interview. Show flexibility…beyond what is in your book. Become “Go-to Guest.” Don’t forget to look good. Get appearance advice.

Douglas Winslow Cooper, Ph.D., LLC

Saturday, January 5, 2019

WHAT EVER HAPPENED...? "The Bag Lady"



I dubbed myself this title because I carry bags to every place I go (including movies, doctor appointments, church functions, various organizations and support groups I attend, and on and on and on….). The bags contain things I need for each place. This is the way I remember things. Way too many people have either rudely commented and/or questioned me about my bags. They are not purses, but bags of all shapes, sizes, and many with great sayings on them. They now replace the huge L.L. Bean teacher bag I once had when I taught school.

What always cracks me up is when someone who’s been rude to me about my habit of lugging stuff forgets or loses something of their own. I want to say, “Well – if you had all your needed items in a bag like mine, you would have what you now have to do without.”

But – I just smile and bite my tongue. I’ve had to bite my tongue so many times. I truly don’t comprehend why my bags puzzle others to the point of rudeness.

At one of the many stores I buy decorated bags at (Cracker Barrel), I told the register lady how I have a bag for each doctor I see. That way, when it’s time for another appointment, I don’t have to look for what I need to share with that doctor. It’s all organized right there in that bag. Register Lady told me that was a great idea, and she was going to do it from now on.

Once, when I went to a jewelry party, and we played one of those silly games before looking through the catalog to purchase jewelry, we had to find certain weird things in our purses or bags. I had every single, strange item on the list, so I won lots of prizes!

I have to be careful, though. A few times, my bag has been in the way and someone else, or even myself, has tripped over it. That’s not too helpful, so I try to squish the bags out of the way, when I can.

Many bags I own have Mickey Mouse on them, but I also have tons without. Because these other bags are too good to gloss over here, I’ve included what many of them say. Enjoy! [My own comments are added for some.]

·       Teachers have homework too!! [The bag I used each Friday for three years when I went to meet with my editor.]
·       Book Nerd [Just like my T-shirt.]
·       Don’t pretend to understand my problems
·       Do more of what makes you happy
·       Funny – I don’t recall asking for your opinion
·       Take delight in the Lord
·       A good book has no ending
·       Live happy
·       Scotland! [I bring this one to my Dutchess County, NY, Scottish Society meetings.]
·       Bloom where you are planted
·       Where’s the beach?
·       Once upon a summertime
·       Give me some sugar
·       Little bag of awesome!
·       Every tree has character
·       Life is all about how you handle Plan B
·       Live. Love. Bark.
·       Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good
·       My best friend is my dog
·       This is the day that the Lord has made
·       Mahalo [Which I think means “thanks.” A great gift store in Catskill, NY, has this title, and I’ve bought great bags there. While writing this chapter, I even received a gift bag from them.]
·       There’s no place like the bookstore.
·       Practice Gratitude…. Give More…. Sparkle More…. It’s the Little Things…. More Road Trips…. Live Happy [All on one bag!]
·       Happy camper
·       Random Crap [On each of two bags, one large and one larger, from Stickle’s, my mother’s favorite store in Rhinebeck, NY.]
·       Great Big Bag of Stuff [Another bag, the largest, from Stickle’s.]
·       Live in the moment
·       Positive Mind. Positive Soul. Positive Life.

So, now you know why I love my bags, and I’m proud to be “The Bag Lady.” Sometimes what’s important is not so much what’s IN the bag, it’s what’s ON the bag….

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I (Douglas Winslow Cooper) have been excerpting, weekly, material from this almost-final version of the fine book by Janet Johnson Schliff, M.S. Ed., which she wrote over a three-year period with some coaching and editing help from me, through my business, Write Your Book with Me.

Her memoir is now available in paperback and ebook formats from Outskirts Press  and amazon.com




                                              ###

BOOK TALKS AND SIGNINGS


Janet is taking a much-needed respite from her book tour. More talks will be planned in the spring of 2019… she can be contacted at 845.336.7506 (home) or 845.399.1500 (cell).

Janet Johnson Schliff spoke at the Oblong Books Bookstore in Rhinebeck, NY, on Tuesday, February 6 at 6 p.m.

Janet was on WKNY Radio 1490 in Kingston, NY, on Thursday, March 1 at 9:10 a.m. 

Janet spoke at Barnes & Noble in Kingston, NY, on Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m. 

Janet spoke at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck, NY, on March 6 
at 7 p.m. 

Janet spoke at the Golden Notebook Bookstore in Woodstock, NY, on March 17 at 2 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Morton Library in Rhinecliff, NY, on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. 

Janet spoke at RCAL in Kingston, NY, on April 3 at 4 p.m. [They gave her an impromptu book-launch party.]

Janet spoke at the Parkinson's Support Group at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck, NY, on April 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Stone Ridge Library in Stone Ridge, NY, on April 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Hurley Library in Hurley, NY, on May 4 at 6 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Kingston Library in Kingston, NY, on May 9 at 6 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Staatsburg Library in Staatsburg, NY, on May 14 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Clinton Community Library in Rhinebeck, NY, on May 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville, NY, on June 9 at noon.

Janet spoke at the Gardiner Library in Gardiner, NY, on June 11 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Marbletown Community Center in Stone Ridge, NY, on June 20 at 6 p.m.

Janet was interviewed on radio station WTBQ-FM (93.5) on June 29 at 12 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Esopus Library in Port Ewen, NY, on July 13 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Pine Plains Library in Pine Plains, NY, on July 20 at 6 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Ulster Library in Kingston, NY, on July 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Northern Dutchess Bible Church in Red Hook, NY, on August 11 at 1 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Inquiring Minds Bookstore in New Paltz, NY, on September 6 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Adriance Library in Poughkeepsie, NY, on September 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Janet was interviewed on radio station WRIP-FM (97.9) on September 21 at 8 a.m.

Janet again spoke at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville, NY, on September 22 at noon.

Janet spoke at the Enchanted Cafe in Red Hook, NY, on September 28 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Hyde Park Library in Hyde Park, NY, on October 4 at 7 p.m.

Janet participated in an Author Weekend at the Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie, NY, on October 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Tivoli Library in Tivoli, NY, on October 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Janet’s interview for the TV program Wake Up with Marci on the You Too America Channel aired on Monday, November 5, and Friday, November 9. It can now be found on the Internet.

Janet spoke at the Germantown Library in Germantown, NY, on November 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Janet participated in the Red Hook Middle School's College and Career Cafe in Red Hook, NY,  on December 19 at 10:30 a.m.


More signings will be coming up. A fine feature about Janet by John DeSantos [845 LIFE] appeared in the Middletown Times Herald-Record on Monday, March 12, as part of Brain Injury Awareness Month. An article about her book was just published in the May 2018 Living Rhinebeck Magazine. An article about her book appeared in the May 14 Daily Freeman of Kingston, NY. and another in the Family Life section of the Poughkeepsie Journal on June 8th. The Millerton News published an article on Thursday, August 2, about her talk at the Pine Plains Library.