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drjanik

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I heard that Setsuko Tsuchiya, another of our upcoming Savant authors with her work, IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant, in preparation) in polishing, just received two solid endorsements for the book, one from North American Ten-Dance Champion and World DanceSport Adjudicator, Mr. Albert Franz, and the other from the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Well done, Setsuko! I can feel world interest in her book already mounting.
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He and Fiddle decided to go taunt Tantalos for entertainment.
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Congratulations, Setsuko! I'm glad that your book is garnering such attention. Way to make the effort to reach out and get those endorsements!
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Well, Dr. Mike, I wanted to hear Octavian's thoughts on the excerpts I shared.  Go figure, he always disappears whenever we want to talk to him.
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Moon Over Mangroves went to NYC for a limited run in August.

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While walking through Times Square, not a suggestable foray, up to the Dakota, 72nd Central Park West, scene of John Lennon's CIA assassination, the idea came to try a musical, and having the song Let it be Christmas, wrote it snap-fast. Got 20-minute and 30-minute version done in NYC and a full production in Connellsville PA.


Writing an Easter play, something for dinner theater, and an adaptation of Virginia Lee Burtton's Mike Mulligan and His Shovel, entitled Mike Mulligan and Maryann, with murder, adultery, and black-heartedness for all.
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Helen -- Congratulations on just having CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (Savant 2015) re-released on its first birthday in Amazon Kindle format. How is it doing? We simultaneously put out a press release (see

https://www.prlog.org/12607043

and it's already been read by 37 folks (our target it 500, knowing that 1 in 10 readers can be expected to purchase it). 

Publicity, marketing and sales are what it's all about after a work is released either in softcover, digital or audio format. The race is to have 500 copies of the work "out there" to create a critical mass of readers for the next work. I think you're well on your way. We're just waiting for CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED to reach that goal so we can proceed to the sequel, "Cleopatra Victorious." As the prospective editor for it, I'm eagerly looking forward to working with you on it. 
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Thank you Dan. I really like doing narrations, and am hoping to make somewhat of a living on it some day.

StoryTeller is about a man learning about what love is. Though you'd never know it by looking at it at first, because it is really dark, and comes off like something that you are going to want to set down out of sheer fright of what could possibly entail, because of the murderous, vengeful beginning. Vaks, a StoryTeller, seeks revenge for the death of his brood. (StoryTellers travel through the universe and record the most critical moments of human history) Well, Vaks is a grade A screw up, that you can't help but like, and his catastrophic first love followed by the seemingly needless massacre of his people, leads him on a warpath to slay first the hand that murdered, and then the mind that commanded it. He meets friends who help him, most importantly Cartin Delgado, an abused princess in a ruined kingdom, who lost her first love in a tragic mining accident, along with her left arm, which was promptly replaced by living cybernetic tissue.

All this is happening at the Edge of Time, by the way, which contains the remnants of cosmic sentience collected on the single greatest achievement of technological will to exist: a planet that survives the implosion of the universe. It's in shambles though. The AI, who were essential in the architecture, have sabotaged it, leaving it a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Complete with mutant bats, cyborgs, and romance.
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All right. We might need to change it from a trilogy to a series when we inform people though. I had to split CLEOPATRA MAGNIFICA into 2 parts to follow Savant's guidelines.

I cannot see a ranking on Amazon for CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED.
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Great excerpt, Nick!

We live in a world where there is no end to the writing of books. What prompted you to write Storyteller?

And, without giving too much away, what can the reader hope to come away with after reading the book?
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The somatic therapy book sounds very interesting. I have been researching and lecturing on the topic of Epigenetics the study of how environmental factors actually alter the DNA of bacteria, plants, animals, and humans. In plants it turns out there are at least 232 genes activated to overcome oxidative stress from drought. Also, they are now doing mega data on farms to learn what time they need to add micronutrients to ptomaine plant growth and seed production. In people it turns out that thoughts can actually create either positive or negative pathways. It is interesting to see science confirm information that has been known by the world's religions for thousands of years. 
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Time to switch briefly to my own author hat. As you know, Savant Books and Publications helps produce three professional "excerpts" that authors, once their work is released, are asked to be sure to post on all blogs and chats, the first one when signing on, the second roughly halfway through and the final one just before signing off. These professionally written excerpts are designed to present an author and his/her work in the best possible manner to potential readers and retailers. For example, here's my first one for my latest work, THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013):

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..."

 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 
by Daniel S. Janik

Available worldwide from Savant Books and Publications, on Amazon.com, and at fine bookstores everywhere. 

Sincerely,
Daniel S. Janik
Multi-award-winning 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



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Yes, Dr. Janik's children's books are excellent. In terms of Epigenetics we know that children that are read to do better in school and read sooner than those who are not. Second, there is a high correlation between the amount of reading one does and long term financial and other forms of success. Reading use a huge amount of the brain and seems to help people become better problem solvers than those who do not read. The Bible states that without a vision the people perish and reading is the best way i know to improve one's vision.
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Hey Everyone, 

Did you notice that just above the "reply" window, there is now an option to "Tweet," Facebook "Like" and "Share" this chat?  I'm going to try it out...
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Great, let us know how that works out!
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Konnichi-wa! I'm Setsuko Tsuchiya, author of IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant, in preparation). Polishing is almost complete for my book, and I'm looking forward to seeing it in print. It is especially important because it is also my thesis for my Master's Degree in Somatic Therapy. My university requires either a traditional thesis, or a peer-reviewed publication as a final requirement, and I chose the second. It's been an amazing experience and I'm learning so much more than just writing a thesis. 
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