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John Costello is the author of Executive Hoodlum. Although his roots were steeped in Mob relations, he rose to success to become the Vice President of Business Development for a $6 billion semiconductor corporation.
Stemming from personal and family experiences, author and musician, Steve Malski Niles embarked on a journey illustrating how down-through-the-ages, art, in its myriad forms, has served as a powerful source of healing. While analyzing and comparing the function of the Shaman in ancient and contemporary societies to the works of therapists, analysts, medical doctors, priests, teachers, and architects, Steve shows how, in a variety of ways, art strongly impacts the human healing process. He is a musician and composer who has performed in the U.S. and in Europe. A prolific writer, he also has a number of books in development and looks to expand the “Power of Art” into a series including “The Power of Art in Education and Learning”, and ”The Power of Art in Politics and Diplomacy.
Hindsight: Coming of Age in the Streets of Hollywood, is a story of tribulation, challenges, desperation, but ultimately – hope. It illustrates how with determination and perseverance, even the most difficult of situations can be overcome. Dr. Recinos’s book recounts her journey living on the streets of LA. With determination, she was able to move from the streets, graduate from college, and eventually medical school all leading up to where she is now an M.D. who is known by co-workers as the doctor who never gives up on her patients.
Mental illness is around each of us in different ways, but finding perspective can alleviate the heaviness. Author Dan Schuck has taken his personal tragedy and turned it into a message of hope and help. He sheds light on what can be a very dark struggle for many. Throughout the pages of Dan’s book, Glass Half Empty? ...Half Full? : A Children's Book for Grown-Ups, he encourages people to find a balance in their life with simple terms and simple images, yet a very powerful and necessary message.