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drjanik

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I've heard a lot of rumors that M-Superstring Theory is bursting into the literary and spiritual scenes, but I'm not clear exactly how. What say you, Raymond?

Are you still with us, Ihar? I'd love to hear more about your experience with your writers' group and open-mike readings of poetry. Aren't you also working on numerous other prose works?
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Yeah, well, M-Superstring Theory is rapidly being assimilated in different areas of life. My favorite is in the area of spirituality, as it presents the first "scientific" platform that may describe where we come from when we're born and where we go after death. That's exactly what I'm writing about in "The Edge of Madness." 
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Aloha! Setsuko Tsuchiya here! Just a quick check in before I go to the fitness studio for some exercise. Got to keep in shape if I'm going to write another dance book for Savant/Aignos. 
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Aloha everyone!
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QUANTUM DEATH by A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor - Excerpt #1 (This Excerpt is Family Rated):

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     Susan Koski eased out of bed without making a sound. Joseph Falk never moved, the top of his head showing from beneath the covers assured her he was fast asleep. Slowly she crept to the bedroom door, turned the knob...and the bedside phone rang.
     Koski immediately recognized the voice of their boss, Tom Stewart, head of Cerberus, America's ultra-secret "off the board" information and action agency. 

     "[Both of ] you on the line,?" Stewart asked, continuing a moment later, "Good. Now...listen up." 

     There was a soft click and the tone on the line changed. Both Koski and Falk knew what was coming was top secret. "We have a problem." 

     Koski looked across the bed, raised her eyebrows and mouthed the words...Happy Birthday. 

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Koski and Falk come up against what very well may prove to be their most complex and dangerous case yet: The Quantum Death Machine. For the first time, Koski and Falk must separate during a mission. Each faces mortal peril, while, at the same time, their smoldering relationship begins to heat up. The fifth in the riveting Koski and Falk Series by multi-award-winning author A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor, author of TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside) 

QUANTUM DEATH (2016)
by A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor
344 pp. - 5.25" x 8" SoftcoverPocket Book ISBN 978-0-9963255-3-0

 Available directly from Savant Books and Publications' Publisher's Shop at 10% off Suggested Retail Price and free shipping within USA including Alaska and Hawaii, Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, and fine online/"brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere. 

Raymond Gaynor
   Multi-award-winning co-author of QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016)
 Press Release at https://www.prlog.org/12541533

drjanik

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THE TURTLE DANCES by Daniel S. Janik - Excerpt #1 (Family Rated) 

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"Chapter 1 - Peach Moon

Viewed from the middle of the bay, the night would have been pitch dark, but for the huge, round, blushing pink Hawaiian moon, resting like a big ripe peach just above the horizon. Above and behind, the sky, a black velvet blanket, was dusted with pin-point stars. Ahead, along the sandy beach, the evening trade winds rustled the long fronds of tall coconut trees growing on the far side of a sidewalk that wandered behind low mounds of cool, wet sand. 

The beach was pretty much as Isla, the Green Sea Turtle, thought it should look, taste and feel from her childhood memories. Of course, it wasn’t exactly the same. There were small differences—the coarseness of the sand granules, their slightly cooler temperature, and something she couldn’t quite put her flipper on..."

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Isla, a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle resting on the beach at Waikiki, notices a dance couple practicing a partner routine for a dance competition. Intrigued, she decides she, too, wants to dance, and more so, partner dance. But how to do it? 

Written for adults to read aloud to their children, and youth to 16 years of age to read and enjoy. Lavishly illustrated in black and white for reader coloring opportunities.

The third in the Savant "COLOR-ME-PLEASE" children's book series.

THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013)
by Daniel S. Janik/Illustrated by Ruth Janik
80 pp. 8.25" x 6" Softcover Book
28 B&W "Color-Me-Please" Illustrations
ISBN 9780988664012
Suggested Retail Price (SRP) $12.95

Available worldwide directly from the Savant Books and Publications' Publisher's Shop, Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu and at fine bookstores everywhere.

Sincerely,
Daniel S. Janik
Author of the award-winning "Color-Me-Please" children's books,
    THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013)
    A WHALE'S TALE (Savant 2009)
Press Release for THE TURTLE DANCES at http://www.prlog.org/12194549

drjanik

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Aloha Setsuko and Helen,

So, Setsuko -- Are you writing a second dance book? Your first one, IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) was sort of half dance therapy and half somatic therapy, in the vein of the former leading to the latter for you. Are you then, planning or writing another work focusing more on dance?

Helen - Aloha! - I mentioned our work in one of the earlier posts, but please catch us up on what's going on in your literary world!
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IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY by Setsuko Tsuchiya - Excerpt #1 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)

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"It may seem obtuse, but dance is probably one of the oldest forms of somatic therapy…Young or old, male or female, everyone dances….[and]dance, specially couple dance, has some particularly interesting attributes:

"It maintains mental acuity and memory.

"It promotes awareness of internal rhythm.

"It encourages good posture and deep breathing.

"It includes human-to-human touch.

"It supports social connectivity.

"It provides a creative outlet.

"It creates a pathway for the expression of joy.

"…it [is]…in addition…language-free."

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What is somatic therapy? Is it about somatic therapy (psychological "talk therapy" that surrounds somatic stimulation) or somatic therapy (the somatic stimulation itself)? Do the different forms of somatic experience, e.g. dance, massage, acupuncture, acupressure and biofeedback have anything in common other than afterwards talking about the experience? The author, a competitive DanceSport athlete and registered Hawaii massage therapist documents her journey in search of somatic therapy and the surprises that revealed themselves along the way.

IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (2017)
by Setsuko Tsuchiya
218 pp. - 6" x 9" Softcover Trade Book
ISBN/EAN 978-0-9972472-3-7
Suggested Softcover Retail Price (SRP) $22.95
Suggested Amazon Kindle eBook Retail Price $9.95

Available directly from the Savant Books and Publications Publisher's Store at 10% off the Suggested Retail Price with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII, Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu and fine online/"brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere.

Setsuko Tsuchiya
     Author of IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017)
    Press Release at https://www.prlog.org/12625245

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Publicity and Marketing ideas. Well, If you book is published I recommend having a stash of your books stored in a water proof container in the trunk of your car and to have a copy of it when you are eating out or are in other public places. The author needs to be bold in telling folks about their books and why they wrote the story.

For example, how does a samurai sword change Hawaii's history in a culture mainly using much less sophisticated weapons? Would it not be like giving the Romans gun powder?

Also, I highly recommend that each author take the time to make sure you are getting the most out of their Amazon author central account. 


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Setsuko - I know you're in Hawaii but I've learned that you were once a Bay Area resident. Is that really true? 
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I have looked at Truth and Tell and  I think I will make the dialogue a bit different. I'm looking forward to this one.
drjanik

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Those are two great suggestions, Michel, to which, as an author, I would add one should even during editing take Savant/Aignos's Pre-Publication Plan suggestions seriously. They are the difference between writing a book for oneself and authoring a work for the public! I especially find the idea of using Dlvr.it to repost to blog entries across the social media and Savant/Aignos publicity media!
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Yes, Dan and I lived in the Bay Area around Berkeley and Albany for several years before moving to Hawaii. As dancers, we appreciated the Bay Area, but it was quite expensive. Honolulu has the Palladium, a huge dance hall located above the Ala Wai Golf Course Building that offers free to low cost dancing almost every day of the week. I sometimes miss San Francisco though. 
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Setsuko, I was at my chiropractor's this week and he did something different. As I was being adjusted he had me move my eyes to different positions while he did the therapy. He told me that doing this seemed to not only help people's bad posture, my issue, but that he had actually cleared up blurry vision and had one patient whose vision improved so much he had to get a new eyeglass prescription !

It is a common phrase, the eyes are the window to the soul may have to be expanded to the eyes are the window to the soul, better vision, and overall better health.
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Setsuko and I have been social, keen amateur, performance and competition dancers for quite a few years. Here in Hawaii, she served as the Japanese liaison to the Hawaii Star Ball. As she said, the dance opportunities here are incomparable and were one of the big reasons we moved to Hawaii. 
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