Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is the author of numerous scholarly articles and ten books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Dance of Anger, which has sold more than two million copies. Lerner's books have been translated into more than thirty foreign editions. For more than three decades, Lerner was a staff psychologist and psychotherapist at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. She currently has a private practice in Lawrence, Kansas.
Her new book is Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up. If you found The Dance of Anger helpful, we think you'll love Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up, or know someone in a couple who will. If you're on Facebook, become a fan and you can download a free chapter. www.facebook.com/marriagerules.
Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., is a research professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work. She is the author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t). Her groundbreaking work has been featured on PBS and NPR and is the topic of three talks featured on TED.com which have been translated into more than 38 languages.
Her new book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead will be published September, 2012 and featured on The Katie Show (Katie Couric).
“If you set your course on being more courageous and connected, engaged and resilient, leave the GPS at home. Daring Greatly is all the navigation you’ll need.” – Maria Shriver
Susie Bright is a bestselling and award winning author, editor, performer, and teacher, with over 30 books in print. She is the host of the original and provocative weekly show In Bed with Susie Bright
and a pioneer in feminist and sexual politics. Susie's memoir, Big Sex, Little Death,
is now out in paperback. Find info at: bigsexlittledeath.com/44588494
Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw is a freelance illustrator and children's book author living in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. She has been illustrating books, cards and gift products, toys and room decor since 1996 for clients including Henry Holt, 10-Speed Press, Hallmark Cards, Land of Nod, and more. Jenny is the author/ illustrator of the multi-award winning children's books My Travelin' Eye
and Same, Same but Different. www.dancingelephantstudio.com
Craig Barnes is passionately involved in the sweeping tumult of history. The author of several award-winning books and plays, his most recent book, Democracy at the Crossroads
won the Gold Medal in History from the Independent Publishers Book Awards, 2010. Formerly a civil rights attorney and negotiator in national and international disputes, Craig is a frequent blogger, and host of the Santa Fe NPR radio show "Our Times". www.craig-barnes.com
Andy Achenbaum, Ph.D. is an award winning professor, internationally renowned for "big picture" thinking. He has written five books about the history of aging. He is also a grandfather, cancer survivor, and overextended volunteer. Mainly, Andy is a mentor who enjoys sparking imaginations to bring out the best in young and old. He brings his professional and personal passions to his new book, Third Quarter of Life: Boomers Listen to Aesop
Randy Attwood is an award winning journalist and columnist, formerly the media relations officer at the internationally renown Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Using his experiences as well as his imagination, he's created a comic novel centered on a newsroom, a restaurant, and a football team in a typical Midwestern city, SPILL: A Novel.
It features a unique fund-raising technique: an on-line game for skate boarders to challenge the big oil companies.
Sue Katz (MA English Literature) is a "wordsmith and rebel" who has been widely published on the three continents where she has lived. She used to be most proud of her 20-year martial arts career, her world travel and her Thanks But No Thanks: A Voter's Guide to Sarah Palin
, but now it's all about her edgy blog Consenting Adult (suekatz.typepad.com/).
Katz's writing offers frank talk about aging, sex, the Middle East, class rage and ballroom dancing. Above the Belt
follows the reactions of young Israeli martial artists to the 1982 war in Lebanon.
Jane L. Murray, MD, is the Founder and Medical Director of the Sastun Center of Integrative Health Care. Dr. Murray has been an innovator and leader in medicine, medical education and healthcare for 30 years. Helping patients find the root cause of illness and developing an individual path toward healing has been her dream and now her professional forte. Her story of transformation beyond the often narrow perspective of conventional medicine toward creating a model of truly integrative care, Be the Change --Transforming Health Care From the Inside Out
is an inspiration to her readers, patients and students. www.sastuncenter.com
Maud Nerman is a prominent physician and award-winning writer. She has combined her medical and writing skills to create Blood Evidence,
a well-crafted, fast-paced, medical murder mystery set in the San Francisco Bay Area. Introducing a nattily-dressed homicide inspector and his hyperactive, unkempt sergeant, the pair work against deadlines to find the murderer. www.maudhaimsonnerman.com
Jeannette Sears was a songwriter with Jefferson Starship for years. Working with her husband, Pete Sears, she penned the words of many of the band's most popular songs, including Save Your Love, Be My Lady
, and the title track for Winds of Change.
Her lyrics are featured on many Gold and Platinum albums, and numerous solo projects that reflect her concern for the future of the planet. A Light Rain of Grace,
her first novel, is the story of a female rock star who survives in the music industry for over twenty-five years. Because Jeannette spent many years in the company of rock stars, including Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, The Grateful Dead, and Hot Tuna, her novel provides an insider's perspective that is lively, intimate and often hilarious. www.jeannettesears.com
Janine Shepherd’s story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. A champion cross-country skier in training for the Winter Olympics, her life was irrevocably altered when she was hit by a truck on a bike ride. Doctors warned her parents that she was not expected to survive her extensive injuries. Today, Janine Shepherd is a best-selling author and internationally renowned speaker who travels extensively in Australia and all over the world sharing her story with others.
Janine has been featured on 60 Minutes, This is Your Life and ABC’s Talking Heads. Her life story has been made into a movie, shown world-wide.