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Date: June 21, 2022
ISBN-13 : 978-1880882306
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Decoding His Story
-- Men Who Write Memoirs
Watch Author Chester L. Richards on the panel
with: Paulino Chol, author of
Leading the Lost Boys, JD Mass,
author of the memoir Race for What? A White
Man’s Journey & Guide to Healing Racism
from Within, Morrie Sherry for
Author Henry M. Silvert, author of the
memoir, An Indelible Event and Detour
through a Global Childhood. Moderator
Pawpress is proud to announce the
our newest author, Chester L.
From the Potato to Star Trek and Beyond: Memoirs of a Rocket Scientist
Having had a number of odd brushes with death, Author Chester L.
Richards has always boldly gone where few have dared. His mantra: view
all that comes your way — the good, the terrifying, and the ugly — as a
series of adventures. That attitude began after he co-wrote
a spec scrip with friend Judy Burns. Imagine their excitement when they
told, "We want to buy it!" And then were hired to write what
became "The Tholian Web," for Star Trek. A veteran writer
read the script, and told Chet, "You should write. Write your passions." Chet
decided he'd better fill his life with adventures, so that he might have
something to write about. And now he has. You'll find:
Chet facing the wrath of The Great Potato, hippos rushing at the white water
rafts the author and crew were manning in the Omo River in Ethiopia, a
crazed gunman who aimed a rifle at his belly, a rocket test stand
blowing up. And many more adventures during a life Chester R. Richards
deliberately keeps filling to the brim.
Chester appeared at the LAT Festival of Books, and is an in
demand guest on shows at home and abroad.
And see him speak about the book, live streaming now at
The BookFest.com. And
in Books That Make You. And check out many other interviews, all
filled with stories of his many adventures, and the remarkable people he
meets. Links to
interviews on his site.
Click the photo to see the panel in action, streaming 24/7
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You Are Who You Eat
You Are Who You Eat, The Revolutionary New Cannibal Diet
By Ina Silvert Hillebrandt, with Uncle Dan
Illustrated by Dedini
Have you been trying to lose
weight? Forever? Have we got a plan for you! You Are Who You Eat
has weight loss tips that apply to all of us, cannibal and
civilian alike. Sprinkled liberally with cannibal jokes, and
highly seasoned with cartoons by world renowned Playboy,
Esquire, and The New Yorker artist Dedini. Publisher Pawpress is
proud to announce that the book is now in the collection of The Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum at Ohio
State University, where a number of Dedini originals are housed.
a diet that makes sense!" The Donner Party
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Book Signing at The Black Chateau Booth # 959
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"Wise, warm, witty whimsy no animal lover would
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"I like ‘Pawprints’ because it’s funny, romantic, freaky, and sort
of weird. And because it’s about animals. Also because there’s lots
for reading...I bring the book into school, and my teacher really
likes it, too. I read the stories to kids at my table, and they ask
for more stories from 'Pawprints,' instead of other books." Karen
Levano, Age 8 ½,
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The Black Chateau Booth # 959
Capture your memories, or invent some!
How to Write Your Memoirs --
Fun Prompts to Make Writing -- and Reading -- Your Life Stories
"I thank you, Ina, for helping me see that I really
"I didn't know writing would be this easy!"
Attendee, adult Footprints Writing Workshop
"I find Ina Hillebrandt's
How to Write Your Memoirs
to be a comprehensive and concise manual. It starts with basic information
which systematically leads into a variety of ideas and examples of style and
substance....a helpful tool for future writers...I believe it will even
inspire some that think of themselves as not possessing writing skills. I
enjoyed the book and strongly recommend it."
David Brook, member Footprints Writing Club, and
contributing author to the group's Amazon.com bestseller
Stories From The Heart, vol. 2Stories From The Heart Vol. 2
The BookFest Spring 2022 --
Decoding His Story: Men Who Write Memoirss
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How will the book help you write your
Write Your Memoirs contains prompts
and pictures that people say:
Help with writing form and structure
Help people shape their life
Who's "How to Write Your Memoirs" for?
People who'd like to give a great treasure to their families
People who have been wanting to capture times and memories they've
enjoyed on paper, but who have said, "I can't write!"
People interested in finding new creative outlets to keep
happy, active and enjoying life
People who want to develop their writing projects
Join us in congratulating our
Footprints Writing Club™ authors!
From The Heart,
Vol. 2 made it onto
Amazon.com's bestseller list!
And vol. 3 is hot off the press -- new, with memoirs, a brand new
section, Fairy Tales for Grownups™,
Imagination and Memoir Writing Tools to entertain and inspire you to
All the Stories From The Heart books make
perfect companions to "How To Write Your Memoirs..." containing examples
of both memoir and fiction, plus tools in Vols. 2 and 3 to open you to
creative memoirs of your own!
From a 93 year old gentleman
Of Politics, Ladies and Bagels
Poetry Provocative and Punny
By Gene Zahn
Of Politics, Ladies and Bagels is a collection of (mostly) rhyming poetry springing from the provocative, insightful, romantic and playful mind of its 92 year old gentleman author, Gene Zahn. His book includes social and political poems - some serious, others couched as potatoes, or bagels – almost all penned in rhyming verse. Themes range from experiences of a young man growing up to thoughts on how to achieve a better democracy. And there are odes to ladies galore, topped by moving, endearing elegies to Judy, the love of Gene’s life.
Available at Amazon.com, Borders.com, BN.com or ask at your favorite bookstore
Downloadable eBook Version
Reviewers Toast Zahn's "Bagel"
“Gene Zahn delivers an abundant treasure of whimsical observations. Edgy, insightful, entertaining. “
Joe Siegman, Author, “Jews and Sports”
“Zahn’s poetry embraces and honors all the pivotal moments of life – from a child’s eye, to a soldier’s angst, to a young man’s dreams and thoughts. His words will jump into your heart, instilling wit, laughter, gratitude and nostalgia for what was and could be. Thank you, Gene. You have inspired me to notice the particulars, enjoy the humor in subtleties, and appreciate the evolution of life.”
Lisa Boren, “Happily married mom.” Honors: Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude
By Alon Mintz, a.k.a. Rocky Mintziano, Adam Savage, Ali Mintez...
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Wine, Women, Whispers....Tales by a master storyteller who was
kidnapped, twice, was almost killed by the best hospital in London…A
boxer...Serial entrepreneur... Lover of ladies, food and wine
Excerpt: Guy's Hospital, London
Beirut -- Kidnapped!
Rave Reviews for Wine, Women, Whispers
"Wine, Women, Whispers is about a quirky and
very interesting man of the world...I loved the homage to his mother,
which is very tender. The book makes me want to know more about the author --
whether he is called Alon Mintz (his given name), Rocky Mintziano, Adam
Savage, Adam Stephens, or Ali Mintz. His crazy and not so crazy
escapades are fun to read, and make me kind of envious that I haven't
done half the things he has in his lifetime." Susan Pinkus, Former
Director, Los Angeles Times Polls
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STORIES FROM THE HEART,
Sophie Chudacoff, Eliza Crawford, Sunny Glasser, Mary Lyday, Jane
Madeline, Henry Markosian, Mori Morrison, Kay Roberts, Laurel Shapiro,
Louis Weinstein, Howard Westley.
Editing, preface and writing tools
by Ina Hillebrandt
Available from Amazon.com, or ask at your favorite bookstore.
"More Enchanting Memoirs
and Imagination Tools to Help You Write Your Own Enchanting Memoirs"
Order Yours Now on Amazon.com, Borders.com, BN.com or at your favorite bookstore!
open a window on vivid worlds of memory and imagination. A pleasure to
Lisa Diana Shapiro, Playwright
"Multi-hued, textured tales -- from such yarns was
woven the American Dream."
Marvin J. Wolf,Author of
"Fallen Angels" and many other nonfiction books
“These stories, and the prompts, say to me, ‘I can
Norman Franklin, Retired engineer
"This volume of 'Stories From The Heart'
provides another lively sampling of stories that will engage the reader'
emotions and minds. And the writing cues will inspire both new and
published authors to put pen to paper." John Bragin,
Co-founder and Past Coordinator, UCLA Extension Film and Television
STORIES FROM THE HEART, VOL. 2
Authors: Pawprints (now Footprints) Writing Club members
Andre van Zijl, Sophie Chudacoff, Eliza Crawford, Mori Morrison, Kay Roberts, Howard Westley.
Editor: Ina Hillebrandt
From Great grape fiascos to
wars...wit and wisdom from India, Hungary, South Africa, Poland and
the United States.
tender, frightening and insightful memories narrated in the distinctive
voices of Angelenos originally from a range of contents, countries
See authors read selected stories in a live show taped at the book launch
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Reviews of Stories From The Heart, vol. 2
"These words are alive! They're so honest, they're really
refreshing! Completely charming....reminds me of so many
stories in my own life." G.S. Board Member Library, Music
"There's something in here for everyone -- the people are from so
many different backgrounds, and their stories are all so
entertaining!" M. Norello, Architect/Designer, L.A.
"The section I most enjoyed was a few punning stories about cats by
the late Earl Boretz, which were
most amusing. His characters include Count Fe-Line the cat burglar
in 'Pussy Footin’ Around'; Sinister, the three-legged pirate cat and
Sorrowful, the witch...Overall, an entertaining collection." Cecilia
Blight, Nelm News,
newsletter of The National English Literary Museum,
Grahamstown, S. Africa
"This book is so good...the Pawprints writing group creates a sense
of community, which people lack these days. People get to tell
their stories -- that's the beset thing. And the book is
beautiful. With the book, the website where I read some of the
stories first, altogether, what a great service!"
Diane Slade, artist and therapist, Napa, CA
||STORIES FROM THE HEART,
Tales from Grownups, Fanciful and True
Alfredo A. Hernandez
"These stories are so much fun! And they make me think, 'I can do that!'"
Sarah French, New York
"I love the cat stories by Earl!"
Bob L., NYC
"Thank you, Ina, for helping our Dad and for bringing us
closer. We've been anxious to see the stories he wrote about the
family, and surprised to see all his about the (fictional) family of Mo the
cat...glad he's making people laugh and inspiring them to write."
Children of Contributor to "How to Write Your Memoirs" and "Stories
from the Heart"
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Poetry from the place where wander and wonder merge
Edited by Ina Hillebrandt
Once again Chrystine Julian paints a colorful world of the sensual, spiritual, political and this time, the "silly,"
in a book that appeals both to seasoned poets and those who usually read prose.
poems carve out a space for themselves...one surprising slice at a time. Even
the short pieces are mighty in meaning and insight. From the very few lines that
embody a world view of trees to the vulnerability of passion and love, Chrystine
manages to touch the heart, and intrigue the mind. I highly recommend her lovely
book of poetry, Meandering Mindfulness."
Ruth Light, Women's National Book Association
"I recently picked up a copy
of 'Meandering Mindfulness' by Southern California Poet, Drummer and
Workshop Leader, Chrystine Julian. And though I’ve only had it a short
time, it already has the look of a worn out favorite."
Read whole review on Bellaonline by Deanna Joseph, Inspiration Editor
Back cover, reviews and more
Table of Contents
Read a poem from meandering mindfulness:
"God Called Me to His Office"
"Messiah Girl Melissa"
the Unattractive, July 4, 2008"
Now in its third printing!
Read a poem from sensual spirit:
to Love" "Drama
in Real Life" "Love
Left," "Soft," "The
Sensual Spirit...poetry and
thoughts from the place where body and soul meet
By Chrystine Julian
Edited by Ina Hillebrandt
Spirit Chrystine Julian demonstrates why she has been proclaimed “an
amazing modern day poet seer.” This collection emerges from her shamanic and
mystic experiences of blurring the line between body and soul. She sews
images of passion, love, longing and
social consciousness into a complex quilt of words. As literature,
Sensual Spirit is well crafted modern verse that is delightful to read
aloud. As mysticism it follows the tradition of ancient wisdom keepers,
using the carnal to explore the spiritual and the ethereal to understand the
down to earth world.
the back cover, with more information about Chrystine, reviews a short
excerpt from the book. Chrystine can be reached through her website
Note: You can hear Chrystine perform her work in
various venues around Southern California and other parts of the
country. Check her website for appearance schedule You'll really be glad
"What a rapturous book!
Chrystine Julian weds wit and wisdom, body and spirit, in these poem. Her
warmth and humor and deep insight radiate off every page." Gayle Brandeis,
author of "Fruitflesh, Seeds of inspiration for women that write," "Self
Storage" and the Bellwether Prize winner, "The Book of Dead Birds"
Click below to read excerpts, or buy from Amazon:
More reviews also on Amazon!
Go East, Young Man, Go East!
By Charles Alan Tichenor
Edited by Ina Hillebrandt
Memoirs of an eyewitness to the oil boom and culture clashes of the Middle
Glimpses into history in the
making. Dr. Tichenor, a.k.a. "The Cat," or "Unk," begins with life as he
lived it in 1920's America, moving ever eastward to the Middle East
mid-century, where he was sent as a minister to work with the Aramco flock.
Today called Saudi Aramco, the oil giant is the largest in the world...and
it all began with secret treaties, a Saudi American partnership, a
benevolent king, somewhat reluctant Bedouins, camels, and black gold....
Contains photos, glossary and index.
"Once I started, I didn't want to stop. A great book for people who are interested in current affairs, historians, anyone interested in history."
Larry N. Beard, Col. (Ret.) US Army
Pawprints -- The Student
The Educators' Guide to the
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curriculum guide is great -- very easy to use, and makes kids want to read, and
write, from the heart. Plus, it's really good for science, too! "
Judy Rubin, Elementary School Teacher, grades 1 and 2, Bensalem, PA
"Pawprints is delightful!
There's nothing like it...The
stories really stimulate kids to write. Using Pawprints involves
observing the behavior of living things, plus reflecting, reading and
writing. It has it all. It's a wonderful idea, all around."
Ginger Krell, 7th Grade Science Teacher, Lone Hill Middle School, San
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