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Author Raymond Gaynor

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Sorry to have to say goodbye to you, Keith. Perhaps someday we can meet face-to-face and talk authoring. I'm a big technology and sci-fi fan myself. Best to you!

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QUANTUM DEATH by A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor - Excerpt #3 (This Excerpt is Family Rated):

As the plane began to descend from cruising altitude on approach to Honolulu, its sole occupant listened, aghast at what was being reported by the Russian military scientists through the Russian interpreter. There would be a flurry of Russian, only a little of which she could understand, then a crusty pause followed by the slow, almost mechanical voice of the military linguistic interpreter.

"Maybe ten years ago...yes, ten years...the Russian military...tasked a secret...'think tank' I think you would call it...to theorize a weapon that could...destroy a nation's infrastructure... without harming it's basic resources, including its people. Over."

"A 'weapon'? Over." she asked of the disembodied voice on the other end of the crackling but secure line.

"I'm sorry. Exact translation is difficult. Perhaps 'a solution' or 'an approach'...the idea was to theorize a weapon or solution or approach...that could take the place of nuclear weapons. Mutually Assured Destruction—MAD—was never a solution acceptable to our military leaders. Over."

"And they came up with...?" she probed.

"They came up with...the kvantovaya mashina smerti...the 'Quantum Death Machine'... which our researchers here believe is...being deployed against the United States of America."

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About this Book:
It was an honor and privilege to be asked to join with A. G. Hayes in the continued creation

of protagonist Koski and Falk's world of international intrigue. In this fifth in the Koski and Falk series, the two face both a political and technological conundrum of global proportion, which threatens the very foundations of democracy, free trade and capitalism. In QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016), Koski and Falk must pursue separate assignments to find the kvantovaya mashina smerti, or Quantum Death Machine, the pursuit of which seems destined to end in certain death, all while holding desperately onto to their budding feelings for each other.

In the process, meet Thomas Steward, their handler and ostensible leader of the ultra- secret Cerebrus organization, as he returns to the field in a last swan song. And Kate Keenan, an old flame of Falk's, willing to fight Koski for his love and affection. And Alexei Korov, the affable captain of the Russian Yassin-class fast-attack submarine Severodvinsk, who finds himself center-stage in what might very well be the next and final nuclear war, as well as a host of other larger-as-life characters from what ultimately proves to be Koski and Falk's past, present and future.

About the Authors:

A. G. Hayes:

I was searching for a Koski and Falk adventure in-between THE CHEMICAL FACTOR (Savant 2015) and my next work, FINDING KATE (Savant, currently in editing), and blue-sky chatting with Raymond Gaynor, author of the Tripler and Clark series politico-techno-thriller TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2013), when suddenly, in a synchronous "ah-ha" moment, we came up with the plot for QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016).

The work emerged in its entirety over the next couple months, with Koski and Falk naturally assuming positions as key protagonists, and Kate Keenan of FINDING KATE (Savant, currently in editing) in an unusual half-antagonist/half-protagonist role. In QUANTUM DEATH the duo becomes a trio, at the least in the sense of a tense romantic triangle and at the worst a doomed ménage à trois, the outcome of which will ultimately determine the course of Koski and Falk's growing relationship.

The work surrounds the existence of the enigmatic and elusive kvantovaya mashina smerti, or Quantum Death Machine, an imaginary device based on research Raymond and I did surrounding M-Superstring Theory and Quantum Science.

QUANTUM DEATH is a perfect segue into my next anticipated novel, FINDING KATE, which is actually a prequel to QUANTUM DEATH. Love those relationships, don't you?

Raymond Gaynor

It's difficult to point a finger at whose idea both the plot and romance twists were in

QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016). It seemed like both came about simultaneously and serendipitously for both A. G. Hayes and myself during a series of phone chats about a new Koski and Falk adventure between THE CHEMICAL FACTOR (Savant 2015) and his upcoming work, FINDING KATE (Savant, currently in editing). I had the pleasure of experiencing something like this when William Maltese and I came up with TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/ Wildside 2013). With William Maltese, it was a directed synergy; with A. G. it was as if the characters spoke to us and told us each what to write. Spiritual, some might call it.

One of the advantages of being a published author is meeting others, especially those destined for greatness like A. G. Hayes and William Maltese. Writing with them is a thrill I'll never forget. It's one of those "life-events" that determines one's life. With QUANTUM DEATH "in production," A. G. and I have continued our lively phone chats. Who knows what other adventures may pop up? In the end, I can only say that it is the authoring journey that defines one, and, if some suitable stories appear along the way, all the better.

But now it's time to stop talking about QUANTUM DEATH and commend it to you for your reading. I think you'll find within its pages and its twisty plot all the makings of a can't-put-it- down "good read."

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

Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII from the publisher at https://mkt.com/savant-books-and-publications/item/quantum-death

Also available from Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0996325530, Savant Bookstore Honolulu at http://www.savantbookstorehonolulu.com/order-online.php, and fine online and "brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere.

Raymond Gaynor Co-Author of  
     QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016) by A. G. Hayes
     TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2011) by William Maltese Under the Pseudonym Gary Martine, Award-winning Author of KINGSLEY & I (MLR Press, 2008), KINGSLEY & I TOGETHER (MLR Press, 2009) and KINGSLEY & I RELOADED (Pony Press, 2012) - these last four works are for mature adults. 

Setsuko Tsuchiya

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Good morning!

I am Setsuko Tsuchiya author of IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017).

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Good Morning, Setsuko. How are you? What's it like being a published non-fiction author? How is IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) doing? 
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Good Morning Setsuko! It's nice to have a non-fiction writer on the chat. What is IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) about? The title sounds quite intriguing!
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I've just got up. I have still jet lag. SO sleepy!

When I went to Japan and talked to my friends about my book IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017), everybody told me to translate it into JAPANESE. I am thinking about it more.

My book is about treatment and prevention of somatic (body) problems emphasizing somatic therapy over psychological therapy.
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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 Retail Price (SRP) $22.95

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

Author Raymond Gaynor

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Wow! You're a competitive dancesport athlete and massage therapist. That's a powerful combination of experiences to bring together into a non-fiction work. Did you do any dancing in Japan? 
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Interesting. I never really thought about dance in this manner, or that as a couple exercise, it carried so many potential benefits. I can clearly see from your excerpt how you used your dance experience to better define somatic therapy with the emphasis on the somatic rather than psychological. Having authored the book, UNLOCKING THE GENIUS WITH (Rowman and Littlefield Education 2105), I immediately purchased a copy of IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) and like Albert Franz says on the the back cover, found it a "cornucopia of knowledge and wisdom" not only about dance, but all the different forms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine that somatic therapy includes. An outstanding work, that having read, I can easily recommend. 
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When I went to Japan I took two private lessons and danced at Happy Dance Studio that my friends are running. It was fun! I took the private lessons to work further on my posture, something of keen importance to both dance and somatic therapy.

IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY by Setsuko Tsuchiya  - Excerpt #2 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)

"[Ancient Greece's] most important contribution, I think, is the introduction of the idea of rhythm as a method of healing….

"Of the "rhythms," one that constantly appears central to both dancing massage is breathing. The ancient Greeks held that the psyche—that which animates the body—is in fact the breath."

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Originally from Japan, Setsuko Tsuchiya traveled to the USA and earned a BA in Liberal Arts in Dance from Thomas Edison University while studying medical massage therapy at Hawaii College of Health Sciences.  After becoming a licensed medical massage therapist, she began wondering if there might be a truly fundamental commonality among the burgeoning number of somatic therapies, one independent of language and applicable to most cultures.

"My search for somatic therapy began with competitive DanceSport, and took me back in time to the ancient Greeks," said Tsuchiya. "There I learned about eurythmy and followed it through to the present, in the process exploring every form of 'body' therapy I could locate. The result was a set of fundamental movements that provide a new, working definition of somatic therapy."

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 Retail Price (SRP) $22.95

Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII at

https://mkt.com/savant-books-and-publications/item/in-search-of-somatic-therapy

Also available from 
     Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997247231),
     Savant Bookstore Honolulu (http://www.savantbookstorehonolulu.com), and
     both fine online and "brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere. 

This work is distributed by Savant Distribution (http://www.savantdistribution.com) but is also available at a lesser discount from major distributors including Ingram. 

Setsuko Tsuchiya MAT FAAIM
     Author of IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017)
Author website at http://setsukotsuchiya.com



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I'm curious: Where in the world have you competed in dancesport? When you dance competitively, which nation do you represent?
Setsuko Tsuchiya

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I've competed in USA and Japan, and although I'm Japanese, I generally represent the USA. 

IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY by Setsuko Tsuchiya - Excerpt #3 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)

"Somatic therapists, beginning with Wihelm Reich, would… include DMT[Dance Movement Therapy] and, massage therapy Rolfing acupressure, acupuncture and Reiki, which have basic, fundamental tools, techniques, approaches and resources. The big question is exactly what they have in common that would further define somatic therapy per se…As such, all…can be expected to have basic, fundamental 'movements' in common that are  part of somatic therapy's tools, techniques, approaches and resources that further uniquely define it."

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About this Book:

IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) encapsulates the basic fundamental elements underlying dance, eurhymy and the laying on of hands—what I like to call “somatic therapy.” By that, I mean what can happen when humans come into contact with other living things. But it’s more than the somatic experience. It’s about the power to not just heal, but prevent illness and disease in a manner that’s both ancient and new. 

It is my hope that readers will come away with a new perspective on the power of touch and the universal body language that it creates. In today’s world of specialization, I think of somatic therapy as a unifying discipline in which everyone can participate, enjoy and receive benefit. Young or old, active or infirm, irrespective of language and culture, bodies share a group of fundamental characteristics, and these ultimately define somatic therapy. 

Somatic therapy, as I envision it, is the consequence of Dr. Wilhelm Reich’s earliest investigations into healing the mind by healing the body, rather than attempting, as his mentor and colleague, Dr. Sigmund Freud did, to heal the body by healing the mind. 

I hope you will enjoy journeying with me back in time and forward into the future IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY. 

About the Author:

As an amateur DanceSport (ballroom/Latin dance) athlete and competitor as well as a medical massage therapist, I often felt a deep but unspoken connection between the two. During my university studies, I had the opportunity to further explore this connection. Thus began my search for somatic therapy. 

At first, I thought that what dance and massage had in common was Dance Movement Therapy (DMT), a recognized form of psychological therapy. But being Japanese, I wanted something that was less language dependent and more body-based. I ultimately wanted to share what I discovered not only with English-speaking people, but Japanese speakers as well. It was this unique combination of wants that led me slowly away from DMT towards somatic therapy with the emphasis on the somatic or body rather than traditional psychological talk therapy. 

I never thought of myself as an author; however, I found myself writing everything down, and eventually decided to organize and record it all in the form of a master’s thesis. That quickly led to my wanting to share what I’d discovered with a broader audience. I was so pleased when Savant Books and Publications agreed to publish my work. 

In the future, I hope to travel, sharing what I’ve learned IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017). 

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 Retail Price (SRP) $22.95

Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII from the publisher at

https://mkt.com/savant-books-and-publications/item/in-search-of-somatic-therapy

Also available from Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, and fine online and "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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It's too bad we're running out of time. I find your experiences and book tremendously interesting, Setsuko!
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Same here. By the way, my protagonist in the Kingsley & I series is a dancer!

It's been a pleasure chatting with you, Setsuko. Best wishes as a dancer, somatic therapist and author
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I enjoyed chatting with you Dan and Raymond, and wish us all the greatest success in authoring.

Mahalo (means "thank you" in Hawaiian)
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