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Several New Releases
NOW available as an e-book
First Volume of Poetry by Dontrel LaPaul Scott
Print copies available by the end of November
Stolen Wounds is Dontrel LaPaul Scott's first volume of poetry. He
began writing in middle school, and several of his high school poems are included in Stolen Wounds. Much of his work
focuses on love, life, and African American issues. Dontrel lives and writes along Florida's Gulf Coast.
A Plane Poem
used to be on parallel lines,
but now we've circled to
meet the sine.
know why you left because
I was always good to you, but since
you are through
with me, I am through
An excerpt from
I should've told you that you
could have been famous, but don't even
think about coming back because
we are no longer coplanar.
You're now even starting to look unfamiliar,
my need for you is no longer collinear.
I used to think of our love as an infinite ray,
it's turned into a segment stolen from my life.
out you're something I don't want to say.
Whatever you do, don't come back.
And I mean it.
September 9, 2009
Also In Press
by Jack Fabian
Minouche de les Bon Temps (English translation: Little Love of the Good Times) is a three-pound,
energized ball of fur. The tiny toy poodle is always on the go and lets enthusiasm transport her, sometimes carelessly, from
one adventure to the next.
In this escapade, Minouche travels with her mother, Gail, and her sister, Genevieve,
to Louisville with secret plans to participate in a canine fashion show. At the event she meets Beauregard, a handsome, wealthy
beagle. The doggy prince invites them all to return a few weeks later to be his special guests at the Kentucky Derby.
For their second visit, Beau, as Minouche
calls him, arranges for the trio to be whisked off in his sleek private plane from the predawn skies of the Florida Gulf Coast
to the horse fields of Kentucky. In the days that follow, Minouche falls in love with the beagle of her dreams - and gets
to know Beau's best friend, Apollo, one of the favorites to win the Derby.
Of Fallen Leaves and Other
story by a new author will surprise you with its beautiful and poignant approach to dying and to all things dead.
Always Have to Be Depressing
James R. Holmes, PhD
In Depression Doesn’t Always Have to Be Depressing, James R. Holmes, PhD, shares his experiences with clients during the 45 years he served as therapist and coach for courageous people who
have struggled with being depressed. The book is also based on a framework of concepts known as Descriptive Psychology developed
by Peter Ossorio and his colleagues. Descriptive Psychology helped him make sense out of how and why a person becomes depressed.
He came to understand that, within the context of their lives, all depressed persons have good reasons to become depressed.
This book will help you make sense out of why you
become depressed. It will help you understand how your actions and feelings make sense when you are depressed. It will
also help you make the kinds of changes you need to make in order to find your way out of that pit.
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So...You Want to Be a Writer?
Perils on the Way to Pearls
Seminar Was Held Saturday, August 24, 2013
Pensacola Cultural Center
2nd Floor Conference Room
400 S. Jefferson Street,
Seminar: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
Reading: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Linda Wasserman, Publisher, Pelican Press Pensacola,
will talk about how to make that book you've always wanted to write a reality on Saturday, August 24,
2013, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson Street, Pensacola, Florida.
In "Perils on the Way to Pearls," Linda Wasserman will help the audience
sort through the perils of the writing and publishing world in search of ways to become a successful writer. She
plans to share as many insights as possible about writing, editing, publishing, and marketing during the time allowed, but
she also wants to "irritate" the audience just enough to start some real pearl production. Although
questions will be allowed throughout the presentation, the last 30 minutes will be a dedicated Q&A session.
The seminar, sponsored by the West Florida Literary Federation, is open to the
public and costs $5 for Federation members and $10 for non-members. Seating limited to 40. Reservations required,
with deadline Wednesday, August 21, 5:00 p.m. For reservations, email (email@example.com) or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Diane Skelton, 850-932-6812.
Linda Wasserman bio:
Linda Wasserman, publisher
and editor of Pelican Press Pensacola, has been active in the Pensacola literary community for many years. She has worked
in various segments of the publishing, editing, and writing fields as a newspaper proofreader, newspaper assistant editor,
feature writer, columnist, newsletter editor, and website editor. She counts her work with numerous local authors among her
most fulfilling accomplishments. Most of Linda's own writing is freelance, but she has written several columns and is
co-author of How to Market Your Book With a Book Trailer. Well known in writing circles for working with regional
authors, Wasserman has published the last five poetry collections of Henry Langhorne, former Poet Laureate of Northwest Florida,
as well as children's author, Eileen Mary Wisdom.
The Canebrake Collection
Henry Langhorne's 8th book of poetry, The
Canebrake Collection, was released at a poetry reading and book signing on April 25th at Christ Episcopal Church
in Pensacola. The new volume includes poems about youth and old age and life and death, as well as many of the
poet's signature "doctor poems." It also features a special section of poems about the Canebrake, a region
of Alabama once dominated by cane, a type of bamboo.
Additional readings to be scheduled soon!
To purchase your
copy of The Canebrake Collection ($20)
To learn more about Henry
Langhorne and his books...
How to Market Your Book With a Book Trailer in 5 Easy Steps is now available
on Kindle. Coauthored by Maria Pinochet of Kore Access, Incorporated, Maggie Ruch of Advanced Virtual Assistant
Services, and Linda Wasserman, publisher and editor of Pelican Press Pensacola, this e-book is the first in a series
of marketing how-to books for writers. Watch for the next in the series with main author Gina Maddox: How to Market
Your Book With Public Speaking.
Click here to order How to Market Your Book With a Book Trailer from Kindle - $2.99
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Now available for sale through the Pelican Press Web site is the latest edition of My Brother
J-Boy by Hazel Janell Meredith. For young readers, this book tells the story of the younger years
of James H. Meredith, the famed Mississippian who integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962.
To purchase your copy of My
Brother J-Boy ($10.95 +S&H)
Linda Wasserman has had her poem "Black Gold" accepted for publication in The
Spill, an online journal of the West Florida Literary Federation. The journal is dedicated to essays, poems,
and other works that represent the reactions of Gulf Coast residents to the 2011 oil spill. You can read Linda's poem,
as well as the other submissions, at http://wflf.org.
The latest "Cover to Cover Book Review" discusses Caregiver Tools: Bridging Memories
by Laura Levitan, Mary Beth Sloan, and Derek Ferebee.
Also check out our
first book review, Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life That Matters After Fifty by Kathleen
Vestal Logan and E. L. (Betsy) Smith, Ph.D.