Successful Business Consultant Provides Daily Lessons on Living Life

Bernard Otis

For the past 65 years, Bernard Otis has made quite a name for himself in the business world. As an expert in marketing, sales and customer service, he is known for providing consulting and training services to esteemed gurus and young professionals alike. Throughout his lengthy and celebrated career, one motivation has shined above the rest: his desire to share his knowledge and experience with those who follow him in life.

Among his many methods of helping people is writing and speaking on his numerous areas of expertise. His first book, “Revenue Generation Through the Sale of Kumquats and Other Things,” makes the convincing argument that selling can and should be fun. It explores his own career, as well as the possibilities within the industry, in an attempt to guide and inspire future generations.

Old Age Cover_CROPPEDRecently, Bernard has shifted his focus from business ventures to everyday life. His recent book, “How To Prepare for Old Age: Without Taking the Fun Out of Life,” examines the process of growing old and how it doesn’t necessarily have to involve adjusting to a boring, intellectually stagnant life.

The back of the jacket best describes both the book’s nature and its aim:

In this touching, often humorous and very personal account, Bernie shares his 86 years of life, love, loss and laughter as an inspirational guide to what it means to age without growing old. His advice on love after 60, how to talk with family members about illness, what you should be prepared for when confronting tragedy and loss, what it means to be a caregiver to a loved one and many other of life’s challenges are a must for family members young and old. Bernie’s book is a treasure trove of personal and professional life experiences that will help you prepare for old age and take control of the nature of aging. Be prepared to laugh out loud and quietly shed a tear as Bernie takes you through the voyage of life.

Published in May 2015, “How To Prepare for Old Age: Without Taking the Fun Out of Life” is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Although he has only released two books thus far, Bernard continues to provide advice and guidance to receptive individuals through regular blog posts on his website, Senior Moments with Bernard Otis. Bernard often begins his blog posts with an anecdote or light-hearted story that directly relates to the topic he is about to discuss, which keeps the posts engaging and thought-provoking, in addition to being helpful.

Author Gabrielle Williams Brings In High Ratings on Goodreads for “The Guy, The Girl, the Artist and His Ex”

Gabrielle WilliamsGabrielle Williams has been receiving tons of praise for her latest novel, “The Guy, The Girl, the Artist and His Ex,” a stylish, sharp and sassy take on love, life, and fine art. Released in April of 2015, the story has been receiving widespread acclaim from its readers and book critics, as it offers an interesting perspective from each of its imperfect characters, and is described as a “must-read” by a five-star rater on Goodreads.com.

More about “The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex” from Goodreads:

A rock chick.

An artist with attitude.

A girl with a past.

A party animal.

Four lives collide when one of the world’s most famous paintings is stolen. It’s a mystery that has the nation talking, but while Picasso’s Weeping Woman might be absent from the walls of the National Gallery, in other parts of Melbourne the controversial painting’s presence is being felt by Guy, Rafi, Luke and Penny for four very different reasons.

Life, love, art and one giant party intersect in this offbeat comedy about good intentions, unexpected consequences and the irresistible force of true love.

Gabrielle Williams BookAlthough Ms. Williams didn’t complete her education at school, her career is proof that an academic path isn’t the only route to success. She has an impatience about her, which has helped to spark an innovative flame and inspired her to write some of her most pioneering works. She is more interested in getting out there and pursuing her dreams than learning about someone else pursuing theirs. Her personality type is incredibly individualistic, and she doesn’t like doing things the way everyone else does them– she is a firm advocate of taking the road less traveled. Her latest book, ‘The Guy The Girl The Artist & His Ex’, was inspired by the real life theft of one of Picasso’s most famous paintings – The Weeping Woman. In order to achieve an authentic tone throughout the novel, Ms. Williams spent a great deal of time researching the 1980s, art fraud, art forgers and Picasso. She is grateful to have a fantastically supportive husband, as well as excellent friends. When Ms. Williams is writing a book, she goes the extra mile to ensure that the information she includes in the book is accurate for the setting. Her last two books were set in the 1980s, and she did a lot of research to understand current events and incorporate them into the overall tone of the novels. After completing her research, she sits down to write, type her ideas and work on the finished publication.

Ms. Williams has been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards in Australia, and is interested in increasing her connections. She is also interested in traveling for her work and speaking publicly about how to use humour to hook teenagers in to reading, a subject she is quite passionate about. Her novel, “Beatle Meets Destiny,” was shortlisted for two literary awards in 2010. Her second book was shortlisted for the Gold Inky Award. “Beatle Meets Destiny” was voted as one of the top 50 reads of 2010.

To learn more about Gabrielle Williams, please visit her LinkedIn page.

Redemption and Trailing Sky are HOT

Ian Prattis Redemption Song

 

Ian Prattis - "Trailing Sky Six Feathers" and "Redemption Song"“Melancholy Memory, Brilliant Novel”

A melancholy memory turns out to be the catalyst for an almost forgotten yet brilliant Xlibris novel. Author Ian Prattis stumbles upon this overlooked treasure – a story nearly four decades in hiding but remains as relevant as it was first conceived.

He recounts here on the Xlibris Blog the bittersweet recollection so surreal he still couldn’t believe his good fortune…

Read more of Part 1 of this recollection on the Xlibiris Blog — Part 1

You can also read Part 2 of this recollection on the Xlibiris Blog — Part 2
(A link to Part 2 can also be found at the end of Part 1)

Trailing Sky Six Feathers Screenwriter’s Recommendation

Trailing Sky Six Feathers by Ian Prattis is the tremendous story of Ian’s modern day spiritual awakening and discovery of his past life as Native American Eagle Speaker during the 18th century. Only through the intervention of his spirit wife Trailing Sky is Ian able to defeat his past vices and personal struggles to become the man he is today…

Read more of this Screenwriter’s Recommendation on my blog online at: ianprattis.wordpress.com

Clannad’s “I Will Find You” meets Trailing Sky…

Clannad’s beautiful ballad “I Will Find You” was the theme song for the box office hit – “Last of the Mohicans” starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe. This 1992 historical epic film was based on James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel.

“No matter where you go, I will find you

If it takes a long, long time.

No matter where you go, I will find you

If it takes a thousand years.”

This haunting love song is reminiscent of an epic moment in my new book…

Read more of this post on my blog online at: ianprattis.wordpress.com

Xlibris Radio Podcast Interview for Trailing Sky Six Feathers:

Xilibris Radio Podcast Interview from Oct 19, 2014:
Please click here to download the podcast interview in mp3 format to listen to on your computer or tablet.

Spotlight on Trailing Sky

Spiritual awakening is needed to ensure survival, author says

Ian Prattis shares personal journey, advocates about spiritual awakening, empowerment in new book

Read the entire press release here: www.prweb.com

A Tale of Two Books

I recently offered a talk on my two books published this year – Trailing Sky Six Feathers: One Man’s Journey with His Muse and Redemption – beginning with an excerpt from the Blue Ink Review of the first one.

“In this spiritual exploration, a highly educated man becomes a humble seeker, works painstakingly through the events of two fascinating lifetimes, and emerges with a message for humankind.…

Read more of this post on my blog online at: ianprattis.wordpress.com

Purchase Options for Redemption:

You can buy Redemption in any of the following ways:

An Autographed Softcover Version is available by visiting my website’s Redemption Page. On that page, scroll down and click on the ORDER BOOK tab.

Located on the ORDER BOOK tab are also options for ordering Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book versions of Redemption from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the publsiher, Xlibris! To make things simpler here are the links:

Xlibris
XLIBRIS: Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book

Amazon
AMAZON: Hardcover
AMAZON: Paperback
AMAZON: KINDLE E-Book

Barnes & Noble
BARNES & NOBLE: Hardcover
BARNES & NOBLE: Paperback
BARNES & NOBLE: NOOK E-Book

On the website you can also find more information about the book
and the author, Ian Prattis.

Purchase Options for Trailing Sky Six Feathers:

You can buy my new book, Trailing Sky Six Feathers in any of the following ways:

An Autographed Softcover Version is available by visiting my website’s Trailing Sky Six Feathers Page. On that page, scroll down and click on the ORDER BOOK tab.

Located on the ORDER BOOK tab are also options for ordering Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book versions of Trailing Sky Six Feathers from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the publsiher, Xlibris! To make things simpler here are the links:

Xlibris
XLIBRIS: Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book

Amazon
AMAZON: Hardcover and Softcover
AMAZON: KINDLE E-Book

Barnes & Noble
BARNES & NOBLE: Hardcover and Softcover
BARNES & NOBLE: NOOK E-Book

On the website you can also find more information about the book
and the author, Ian Prattis.

Ian Prattis - Pine Gate Mindfulness CommunityPine Gate Mindfulness Community

 Pine Gate is a Zen Buddhist community practicing Engaged Buddhism inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama and Sulak Sivaraksa. It has created an engaged expression for peace, social justice and planetary care in the community.

Ian Prattis - Friends for PeaceFriends for Peace

 Friends for Peace Canada is a coalition of groups working for peace, planetary care and social justice by promoting these ideas within our communities and around the globe.

Ian Prattis is an Author, Poet, Professor Emeritus, Founder of Friends for Peace and Spiritual Warrior for Planetary Care, Peace and Social Justice.

Zen teacher since 1997, he offers retreats and public talks all over the world. Ian encourages people to find their true nature, so that humanity and the planet may be renewed.

Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman is a Vocal Pedagogue, Re-Constructionist, and the Author of “The Voice – The Kabbalah of the Voice”

Miriam Jaskierowicz ArmanWith a wealth of knowledge, and professional integrity and standards, Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman has nurtured an abundant skill set over the course of a career that spans nearly four decades in the professional music-making arena. For the past two years, she has expertly served as a vocal pedagogue and re-constructionist for the International Institute of Voice Development, which she founded in Tzfat, Israel. In the years prior, she founded and led the Music Culture/Visions International Inc. for 16 years. In 1999, Ms. Jaskierowicz Arman authored the international best seller, “The Voice: A Spiritual Approach to Singing, Speaking and Communicating,” “Soul Reflections: A Personal Odyssey in Poetry” with a matching CD in 2003, and “Coming Home,” in 2007.

"Coming Home" by Miriam Jaskierowicz ArmanRecently named a Top Female Professional by Worldwide Who’s Who, Ms. Jaskierowicz marks the most gratifying aspect of her career as getting to see the success that her students experience in their occupations and lives because of the work they have done and will do. She also founded The International Academy of Voice and Stage Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of Bel Canto and Giro Vocal Motion Technique. In 2008, she moved to South America, and she published “Autism: A Plausible Cause, A Feasible Cure-An Alternative Viewpoint” in 2009. In looking ahead, Ms. Jaskierowicz Arman hopes to see the ‘Giro Vocal Motion Technique’ as a preferred teaching technique and a methodology for students and teachers of voice production around the world.

Please click here to learn more about Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman’s books.

Lori Avocato Soars to New Heights as a Mystery Author, Landing on the #1 Best Sellers List

Lori AvocatoFiction Author Lori Avocato has published 21 fiction titles over the past decade and a half. “A Dose of Murder-The Pauline Sokol Mysteries,” was one of her first books. She uses her experiences in the medical and military fields in many of her plots. Ms. Avocato has won a variety of awards for her works of fiction, including the First Kiss Award, for her romance novels, and the Humour Uniforms List, a military-related fiction directory. In addition, she has also landed on the #1 Best Sellers List, with the likes of Stephen King. She continues to improve her writing skills by way of teaching others and remianing involved with numerous organizations, including Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America.

Do You Take This Man - Again by Lori AvocatoHaving received a bachelor’s degree in nursing, Ms. Avocato also serves as a nursing instructor for staff members who work with the developmentally disabled population. She teaches two-to-three times a month on the topic of medication certification. Looking toward the future, Ms. Avocato intends to fully retire from the field of nursing, so that she may publish more fictional works.

Ms. Avocato has gained a wide range of diversified experiences in the military, in addition to her background in the health care field. She completed four years as a registered nurse and captain with the U.S. Air Force, and continues to remain connected to the military through RomVets and The Nathan Hale Chapter of Military Officers Association.

For more information about HarperCollins Publishers, visit http://www.harpercollins.com.

Ian Prattis Releases “Redemption”

“The Lost Manuscript”

Second Blockbuster Book of 2014

“Redemption” is a story of Awakening and has its own story of emergence. It was a “lost” manuscript, first written in 1975, forgotten until spring 2011. The narrative was vivified and refined with hindsight forty years later. It reads like an extended prose poem reflecting the primal forces of nature and of human nature. Check out the book video:

REDEMPTION by IAN PRATTIS

Callum Mor, the epic main character, takes the reader on a deep Hero’s Journey. It opens with his childhood in the Hebrides, islands off the NW coast of Scotland. He draws wonderful mentors to him; his schoolteacher, who lights the spark of a bard in him, animal friends such as an otter, a brutal fisherman who shields his darkness from the boy as he matures. Callum Mor thrives despite the poverty of his home in an island nurturing with gentle humor and adventure. This novel moves from the rhapsody of Callum Mor’s idyllic childhood through tragedies to the derelict zone of his alcoholic drowning out of pain and suffering…

Read more of my blog entry online at: ianprattis.wordpress.com

Testimonials for Redemption:

Redemption by Ian Prattis“What marks a great work of art is that it touches the heart and soul. Redemption touched mine very deeply. It is so vividly descriptive of both scenery and people, drawing you into the life of Callum Mor, making you cry for him, cheer for him, and wishing you could continue on his journey with him. It is a book to be read over and over again, from which to take away life lessons and inspiration for our own personal journey. This is a book to share with those who touch your life.”

Lucille Hildesheim, International Harp Artiste

“I loved this book, captivating on so many levels, as the story reinforced my resolve. I have three criteria for a good book… I don’t want it to end, I love the end, and I do not wish to speak to anyone for several hours after I finish it. So, this met my criteria on all these levels!”

Mary Helen Dean, Management Professional, Ottawa, Canada

“‘Redemption’ is a riveting novel chronicling one man’s journey through the stages of innocence, darkness, destruction and transformation. The narrative may be applied both individually and universally. Individuals are suffering all over the world from the chaos that life brings, be it violence, abuse of power, cheating, torture or the destruction that comes with war. What is so exquisite about this novel is the tenderness and honesty with which the author deals with the human condition. Callum Mor draws us in as he demonstrates an intuitive understanding and respect for nature. We are intrigued by his innocence and purity which contrast so strongly with the tragic failings that surround him. When Callum Mor’s journey moves him even closer to the abyss, the author refuses to ‘sanitize’ his experiences. Rather, they are put out there as graphically and tragically as they occur. The story pulls you in and before you know it, the reader is seduced and becomes Callum Mor. As he is redeemed, so are we. ‘Redemption’ is so beautifully written, exploring the human condition in its entirety, even the darkest elements. The author does this with grace, elegance, compassion and without judgment.”

Anita Rizvi, Consultant, Ottawa, Canada

“A magical journey of the struggle towards hope, inspiration and love.”

Tina Fedeski, Executive Director of Orkidstra Canada and founder of The Leading Note Foundation.

“Thank you for the gift of your book, Redemption. It is a lovely read. Elegantly sad. We all have a piece of Callum Mor in us. I certainly identified with many aspects of his journey. So thank you for the enjoyable hours reading about this fine human being.”

Jo Anne Denis, retired federal public servant from the Government of Canada.

Press Release for Redemption:

Triumph of the Human Spirit

Inner strength and resilience conquer mental illness and alcoholism

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – According to the Anxiety and Depression Association, nearly 15 million adults suffer from some form of depression. Professor, author, and distinguished scholar, Ian Prattis believes that the power of inner strength can help these wounded souls overcome their worldly crutches.

“The greatest gift one can be given is that of finding one’s true nature,” Prattis said. “The human spirit is resilient and can triumph over tragedy and psychological dependence.”

Prattis’ new novel, “Redemption” is an allegory for depression and life difficulties that he himself once experienced. The novel, which is set off the northwest coast of Scotland, illuminates startling cycles of maturing and downfall experienced by the book’s main character – Callum Mor – a gifted child, master mariner, derelict drunk, who finally gains wisdom from a hard life’s journey. Callum Mor’s character is epic and takes the reader on a deep Hero’s Journey. His failings and misery are ultimately conquered when he saves the life of a young girl and comprehends the fragility and beauty of human existence.

Redemption is a companion to “Trailing Sky Six Feathers: One Man’s Journey with His Muse,” which was also published in 2014.

Please visit IanPrattis.com for more information on either book.

“Redemption”

By Ian Prattis
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-1-4990-1234-7
Available at: Amazon, Xlibris and Barnes & Noble online bookstores

About the Author
Ian Prattis is a poet, Professor Emeritus, founder of Friends for Peace and a spiritual warrior for planetary care and social justice. Ian now lives with his wife Carolyn in the west end of Ottawa where the Pine Gate Meditation Hall is located in the lower level of their home. Since retiring from Carleton University in 2007, he has authored four books on dharma, two on the environment, a legend/autobiographical combo and this novel. He enjoys the freedom to create at his own pace and has yet to discern the ordinary meaning of retirement.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

EDITORS: For review copies or interview requests, contact:
Ryan Simpson | 317-275-2057 | rsimpson@bohlsengroup.com
(When requesting a review copy, please provide street address.)

Purchase Options for Redemption:

You can buy my new book, Redemption in any of the following ways:

An Autographed Softcover Version is available by visiting my website’s Redemption Page. On that page, scroll down and click on the ORDER BOOK tab.

Located on the ORDER BOOK tab are also options for ordering Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book versions of Redemption from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the publsiher, Xlibris! To make things simpler here are the links:

Xlibris
XLIBRIS: Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book

Amazon
AMAZON: Hardcover
AMAZON: Paperback
AMAZON: KINDLE E-Book

Barnes & Noble
BARNES & NOBLE: Hardcover
BARNES & NOBLE: Paperback
BARNES & NOBLE: NOOK E-Book

On the website you can also find more information about the book
and the author, Ian Prattis.


Press Releases, Awards and Recognition:

Ian Prattis Failsafe

The Silver Medal was awarded to Failsafe: Saving the Earth from Ourselves in the Nature Conservation category of the Evergreen Medals in the 2014 Living Now Awards.

See the Press Release on IndependentPublisher.com

The book is now out of print but I have several boxes of paperback copies of the book. If you wish to obtain one, please use the secure ordering links on the books website at: FailsafeBook.ca

You can also purchase an ebook version from Amazon.


Pine Gate Mindfulness Community

Ian Prattis Pine Gate Mindfulness CommunityPine Gate is a Zen Buddhist community practicing Engaged Buddhism inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama and Sulak Sivaraksa. It has created an engaged expression for peace, social justice and planetary care in the community.

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Ian Prattis Friends for Peace

Friends for Peace

Friends for Peace Canada is a coalition of groups working for peace, planetary care and social justice by promoting these ideas within our communities and around the globe.

Learn More


Ian Prattis is an Author, Poet, Professor Emeritus, Founder of Friends for Peace and Spiritual Warrior for Planetary Care, Peace and Social Justice.

Zen teacher since 1997, he offers retreats and public talks all over the world. Ian encourages people to find their true nature, so that humanity and the planet may be renewed.

Kevin O’Donnell Brings Passion and Perspective to the Legal Field with “Tales from the Oldest Profession”

Kevin O'DonnellAs a practicing lawyer, Kevin O’Donnell had 43 years of law experience in the commercial transactions legal field. In his new, current writing role of a year, he has developed extensive knowledge in published works about people in comical situations. His work now is spending two to three days a week catching up with friends, writing a novel and articles for a newspaper, and developing plots for three or four books.

"Tales from the Oldest Profession" by Kevin O'DonnellMr. O’Donnell just finished writing “Tales from the Oldest Profession,” which is a novel about the law. He believes that law is, in fact, the oldest profession. Even in the most primitive society, there were rules, so people had to administer them and comply with contracts and agreements. His writing is about incidents, stories and characters that have derived from his years in the legal field. He is working on several more articles and books.

Catherine Sistrunk Tobin Shares Her Love of Family Through her Debut Children’s Book “The Perfect Raisin and Pretzel Cousin’s Club”

5082c909fcb34ba0a33d4484a03aa268Catherine Sistrunk Tobin dreamed of writing a children’s novel for a long time, but lacked an idea for a good story. One night, while in Iceland, Mrs. Tobin was enjoying chocolate raisins as a snack when inspiration struck.

Coming from a blended family, with numerous cousins, children and grandchildren, Mrs. Tobin decided to focus her book on this subject. According to the website her book “is a tale of cousins who decide to form a club. They are part of a blended family and are all very different little ‘raisins’ or ‘pretzels.’ The original club members face questions and concerns about allowing new members who are different from them to join their club. They have to discover that being different is not only OK, but also fun to add to the mix.”

0a8f795499538eMrs. Tobin believes that family isn’t based on shared DNA, but on shared love, memories and experiences. She hopes her books will inspire both children and adults who are a part of a blended family, and help others achieve a sense of love and belonging.

“The Perfect Raisin and Pretzel Cousin’s Club” will be published in December 2014 and is the first in a series of books.

 

Lilian White’s Book “In Love’s Time” Garners Critical Acclaim

Lilian WhiteLilian White has 10 years of authorship experience. She has expertise in creative writing, marketing and writing reviews on other works. Her writing resulted in the documentary “Leathers from Hell.” Her published novels “Emmanuel” and “In Love’s Time” have digital versions that are being offered to publishers in India. She is continuing to write contemporary and historical romance, and also published a sci-fi/fantasy book last year. She intends to further her global presence. Ms. White separates herself from other novelists through her ability to write captivating stories in any genre.

“When I write, I always think of my readers and try to take them on the adventure of their life,” Ms. White explains. “Passion just oozes through me for my craft because I want to bring to readers a unique and entertaining experience, a great escape from their normal routines. I wish to thank them for their support, and I hope they continue reading my novels. I also wish to thank everyone associated with my career. People such as David Mayne, Robert Fletcher of SBPRA and his staff, the literary agent that told him about me, and my family, and Gary. Each in their own way, these people have supported me through the highs and the lows of my career. At times, they gave me the courage to continue writing when I thought I’d never succeed. They are very special to me!”

Lilian White BookMs. White was raised in Queensland, and has also lived in Penang and New Zealand. In the 1990s, she worked through a recruiting agency for the health department, the education department, the cancer research department, and the statistician’s office in Brisbane. She also worked in other areas; she was a nurse and an English tutor.

She has been successful because of hard work, application, discipline, pushing herself the extra mile, her literary agent, strategic work, and being good at marketing; she was once invited by a group of writers in London to help promote her work. She became involved in her profession because she had been writing a novel while living in Penang. When she moved back to Australia, she attended a playwriting class with Chris Van Roy, who offered to look at her work. She gave it to him, he liked it and said she should finish and publish it. Ms. White believes in treating other people the way that she would like to be treated herself. She feels that family is a critical component to a person’s well-being, and she feels strongly about lending support to orphans.

Ms. White’s passion for writing took her to college and to university seeking more knowledge. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Arts (Creative Writing) from QUT, having also earned a Certificate of Achievement from IML, JCU, and a Diploma from The Writing School at Mona Vale. She was also educated at Our Lady of Good Counsel College.

She has won numerous awards and honors, among them: a Letter from Lady-in-Waiting to H.R.H. from The Princess of Wales at Buckingham Palace (1986); a Certificate of Achievement from the Institute of Modern Languages at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland; Merit Award Certificates; and two honorable mentions in the News Digest International.

In recognition of all her achievements, she was recently inducted into Worldwide Branding. She also maintains affiliations with the Book Publishers’ Association of America and LinkedIn Writers’ Groups. She supports Feed the Homeless.

Ms. White’s novels can be viewed at http://www.1stmist.com, http://www.amazon.com, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and bookstores throughout the United States, and http://sbpra.com/lilianwhite. Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing Co., now wants to introduce Lilian’s novels into bookstores throughout Australia. He hopes book buyers will contact Andrew Bayer at Andrew@PublishOnDemandGlobal.com.

Kimberly Kaplan Demonstrates Expertise as a Novelist, Screenwriter and Writer

Kimberly KaplanServing for more than two decades as a freelance writer, Kimberly Kaplan has written seven books, four of which have been published as e-books. Of those that are published, two are based on Autism, one is a children’s fantasy story, and the last is the story of smuggling children out of a Warsaw ghetto during WWII. Ms. Kaplan has also written 13 screenplays. She has been credited on two complete features; one is distributed on iTunes and Amazon, called “Don’t Fall Asleep” and the other is called “Safe Word.”

Looking back, Ms. Kaplan attributes her success to her extremely qualified mentors, as well as inspiration from her son and her knowledge of autism. She became involved in her profession because her mother started writing in the 1980′s and that inspired her. She attended graduate school for theater, but had a story in her head that kept begging to be written. She ended up working part time, so that she could write, and her career has taken off ever since. Among her most challenging achievements was writing and filming “Autism and Cake,” a short film starring Ed Asner.

"Two Years of Autism Blogs Featured on ModernMom.com: Helpful Information and Anecdotes: All Things Autism" by Kimberly KaplanMs. Kaplan received a Master of Arts in mathematics and theater from Binghamton University, State University of New York. She was recently inducted into Worldwide Branding and also maintains affiliation with the InkTip, Talentville, LLC, Blacklist, Women in Film, the National Honor Society, and International Screenwriters Association. In recognition of her skill, she has been named as a three-time finalist of Steve Lopez’s Novel Writing Contest and a semi-finalist in a script writing contest for “Warsaw.” In five years, Ms. Kaplan hopes to have a screenplay or two purchased, to continue to publish her books, and always volunteer, talk about, and advocate for autism.

Check out the short film “Autism and Cake” below, produced
by Ms. Kaplan and featuring the talented Ed Asner.

For more information about Ms. Kaplan, visit http://www.kimberlykaplan.com.