Soul Survivors: A New Beginning For Adults Abused As Children by J. Patrick Gannon

>> Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Soul Survivors: A New Beginning for Adults Abused As Children is the republishing of a classic self-help manual for adult survivors and described as a "model of clarity and organization" by PW. This eBook edition serves as the "Big Book" for an international self-help group called ASCA (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse) and includes all meeting materials allowing anyone to start an ASCA meeting.

Soul Survivors: A New Beginning for Adults Abused As Children is the republishing of a classic self-help manual for adult survivors. Soul Survivors now serves as the "Big Book" for an international self-help group called ASCA (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse). Soul Survivors was first published in 1989 and was praised by Publishers Weekly as "a model of clarity and organization". This eBook edition of Soul Survivors has been completely revised, updated for new treatment approaches and includes all the necessary materials for organizing and running ASCA self help groups. ASCA groups are now being offered in some 22 countries around the world. Organized into three sections and designed to support and augment the readers' recovery process, reading this book is complimented by one's participation in an on-ground local ASCA program.

The first section called Reclaiming Your Childhood provides all the information needed to determine if and how you were abused, and what kinds of abuse you suffered. The next section focuses on the long-term effects of the abuse on adult living such as intimate relationships, work, and parenting. The third section offers a three stage, 21 step program that integrates practical self-help strategies with the knowledge and insight of professional help. The Appendices include all the ASCA meeting materials needed to start your own community self-help group.

About J. Patrick Gannon

J. Patrick Gannon, Ph.D. is a clinical and performance psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and San Rafael, California. He has worked with children and adults who have been abused over the last thirty five years. He lectures widely on a range of mental health issues. Dr. Gannon graduated with honors from Boston College with a B.A. in psychology and philosophy and received an M.A. and Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley. In 1993, he became the Clinical Director of the Norma J. Morris Center for Healing From Child Abuse in San Francisco, CA where he was one of the founders of the ASCA Self-Help program. Soul Survivors became the theoretical basis for the ASCA program which drew on the 21 steps of recovery outlined in the book.

Dr. Gannon is married and lives in San Rafael, California with his wife Dr. Michelle Gannon, two sons and a dog and cat. In addition to his work with adult survivors, he has presented a secular, skill-based workshop called Marriage Prep 101 with his wife for the last fourteen years in San Francisco ( and is a specialist in performance anxiety and peak performance training with musicians, singers, athletes, actors, dancers, job applicants and public speakers. For more information about his performance work, visit Email him at”

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Koban: Shattered Worlds by Stephen W Bennett

>> Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Kobani raid Krall worlds, destroying factories that sustain their war of extermination. Stung by human successes, the Krall summon an ancient Olt'kitapi ship that destroys planets, and the Kobani scramble to halt the annihilation from reaching Earth. In a betrayal to end the destruction, the PU President meets Krall demands to reveal the Kobani base. Its fight or flight time for the Kobani.

This is Book 4 of the popular and high rated Koban Series.

The Kobani continue their offensives against the Krall, attacking production worlds, and destroy or steal ships from the Krall fleet, which the enemy needs to resupply their invasions. The Kobani create a multispecies settlement on Haven, a gentler habitable world near deadly Koban. They gain the trust and technological assistance of freed former Krall slave species, the Torki, Prada, and resurrected Raspani.

Their ranks and Mind Tap learned skills are increased by spec ops recruits from Human Space. Mirikami engineers an assault on the Krall base world, K1, in cooperation with a skeptical human navy by sharing new technology, revealing Kobani physical capabilities, and providing intelligence on new Krall invasion plans. Despite knowing the Kobani use illegal gene mods, the navy high command decides to hit the Krall first, with the help of their secretive tough Kobani ally.

After the attack, a mauled Krall fleet still heavily outnumbers the navy, and the damaged human fleet withdraws. A vengeful Krall warlord, the Kobani’s old nemesis Telour, summons an ancient Olt’kitapi ship that can shatter an entire planet. He has a devious plan for remote strikes that will initiate delayed deaths on multiple human worlds, all before a ship imbued with morality can learn it’s been duped. Telour wants the home world of humanity to see death approaching, one world at a time.

Mirikami expected a strong Krall reaction, but not this extreme. He scrambles to head off inexorable destruction of multiple planets. Failing to save some worlds, he’s the final hope for billions of people on others. The Kobani will need the strength and speed their genes provide, plus luck to save humanity.

Book 1 Koban, Book 2 Koban: The Mark of Koban, Book 3 Koban: Rise of the Kobani

About Stephen W Bennett

About the author:

I was born in 1942, so I'm an autumn rather than a spring chicken. I live outside of Tampa, Florida with my fabulous wife Anita, and one remaining son at home, Montana. I have three older boys, Mark, Gary, and Anthony, all of whom have married and presented us with terrific grandchildren.

My early reading interests were arguably all sci-fi related, from Doctor Doolittle, Captain Marvel, to Superman. I then transitioned to "real" science fiction on black and white TV, such as Captain Video and Flash Gordon. I read hundreds of books by the science fiction greats growing up, and thousands of fair to not so greats in dual novel paperbacks and magazines.

My education gravitated to science, starting out as a physics major and my depression era folks told me I'd never make a living as a theoretical physicist (probably right, and Cosmology wasn't a career field then), so I moved to Electronics Engineering. I did most of that in the aerospace field for MacDonnell Douglas Corp, in St. Louis, Mo. I worked on the F4 Phantom project, and briefly on Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL), before the fickle fates of government finance forced contract cancelations. I devoted (read: I was drafted into) two years' service for the US Army from 1965 to 1967. A great two years, and the Army, caring not a whit for my electronics background, offered this draftee a job as an Air Traffic Controller. Cool!

After discharge I spent a short time back at MacDonnell Douglas before the contract reductions laid me off, and was hired by Emerson Electric (1968), working on the design of a neat heads-up fire control system for the Army's new Cheyenne Helicopter (to be a 270-knot hybrid fixed wing/rotor craft). Never heard of it? The fickle fates of Army finance is why this time, plus Lockheed didn't keep the airframe part from crashing and burning at a crucial point in development.

I taught Electronics for about eighteen months (near starvation wages after the high pay), and finally decided to try my hand at actually supporting my family again. I hired on with the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Controller in 1970. Thanks Army! I spent exactly forty years in federal service, deciding in 1979 to use my technical background to work on writing features for the software of the FAA's Terminal Automation Systems (for 28 of those 40 years).

Retired, I now work as a consultant/contractor for the FAA, supporting a software system I helped create. I finally decided to try my hand at writing what I love to read, Science Fiction.

The sales of Koban, Book 1, and Koban: The Mark of Koban, Book 2, have been gratifyingly high, staying in the 100 Best Sellers list for Sci-Fi High Tech or Military Sci-Fi, and in Space Opera, for almost six months after the first one was was released (August 18, 2012), and really taking off again when Book 2 came out for Valentine's day, 2013. I thank the readers and their generous and helpful reviews for allowing me to improve the books, thus contributing to them doing so well.

The third book, Koban: Rise of the Kobani, was released in October, 2013. Book 4 (Koban: Shattered Worlds) will be on that third book's heels.

Thanks for reading my book(s).

Steve Bennett

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Becoming a Technical Leader by Gerald M. Weinberg

>> Friday, December 12, 2014

A personalized guide to developing the qualities that make a successful technical leader. We all possess the ingredients for leadership, some better developed than others.

The book focuses on the problem-solving style–a unique blend of skills in 3 main areas: innovation, motivation, and organization. Ways to analyze your own leadership skills, with practical steps for developing those skills.

About Gerald M. Weinberg

Gerald M. Weinberg (Jerry) writes "nerd novels," such as The Aremac Project, Aremac Power, First Stringers, Second Stringers, The Hands of God, Freshman Murders, and Mistress of Molecules—about how brilliant people produce quality work. His novels may be found as eBooks at or on Kindle. Before taking up his science fiction career, he published books on human behavior, including Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, The Psychology of Computer Programming, Perfect Software and Other Fallacies, and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. He also wrote books on leadership including Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets of Consulting (Foreword by Virginia Satir), More Secrets of Consulting, and the four-volume Quality Software Management series. He incorporates his knowledge of science, engineering, and human behavior into all of writing and consulting work (with writers, hi-tech researchers, and software engineers). Early in his career, he was the architect for the Mercury Project's space tracking network and designer of the world's first multiprogrammed operating system. Winner of the Warnier Prize and the Stevens Award for his writing on software quality, he is also a charter member of the Computing Hall of Fame in San Diego and the University of Nebraska Hall of Fame. The book, The Gift of Time (Fiona Charles, ed.) honors his work for his 75th birthday. His website and blogs may be found at

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In the Flow by Jonathan Males

Former international paddler and now sport psychologist Jonathan Males combines his many years of experience working with successful competitors with recent research in this accessible book, designed to help paddlers and coaches understand the theory behind success and provide practical skills to improve performance.

The importance of delivering the psychological fundamentals to achieve paddling success.

What’s the connection between what paddlers think and feel and how they perform? How does mental preparation help performance? What do paddlers and their coaches need to do, to ensure paddlers perform at their best when it counts?

Former international paddler and now sport psychologist Jonathan Males combines his many years of experience working with successful competitors with recent research in this accessible book, designed to help paddlers and coaches understand the theory behind success and provide practical skills to improve performance.

Relevant for competitors in all disciplines as well as for recreational paddlers, In the Flow features chapters on self-confidence, decision-making, teamwork, whitewater paddling, competition and the joys of wilderness paddling.

About Jonathan Males

I’ve been hooked on kayaking since the age of 12, when I discovered the magical feeling of being able to paddle my own boat and the joys of moving water. In the late 70s and early 80s Tasmania still had remote and unknown rivers, and I was lucky enough to share in the adventure of first descents. As a teenager, slalom emerged as my priority. For nearly ten years I followed my ambition as a slalom racer, achieving success at a national level and competing internationally on the Australian team at four world championships through the 1980s. Travelling and competing on the slalom circuit was a fantastic, and at times highly challenging experience, that sparked my curiosity about performance psychology and has shaped my life and career ever since. Following my first slalom career, I coached the Australian slalom team at the Barcelona Olympics, then I moved to Britain where I worked as a coach and sport psychologist with talented paddlers and coaches on the British slalom and sprint teams over three Olympic cycles. For the last ten years I’ve been an active paddler again; running rivers, trying to master freestyle moves, racing slalom again and introducing my daughters to the sport.

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Once the Clouds Have Gone by KE Payne

Nine years after leaving home, Tag Grainger is forced to return following the sudden death of her father. After inheriting a share in a family business she wants no part in, Tag is overwhelmed by the dark clouds of her past: her brother can’t forgive her, the nephew she adored doesn’t remember her, and everywhere she goes there are whispers about how she abandoned her family.

Nine years after leaving the small Scottish town where she’d grown up, Tag Grainger is forced to return following the sudden death of her father—and back to a life she’s long since put behind her. After inheriting a share in a family business she wants no part in, Tag is overwhelmed by the dark clouds of her past: her brother can’t forgive her, the nephew she adored doesn’t remember her, and everywhere she goes there are whispers about how she abandoned her family.

With her old wounds reopened, Tag longs to escape again, until the appearance of the intriguing and spirited Freddie Metcalfe forces her to reevaluate much more than she thought she needed to. But while Freddie is nursing her own broken heart, can she help Tag reconnect with her family and move on from her past?

About KE Payne

KE Payne was born in Bath, the English city, not the tub, and after leaving school she worked for the British government for fifteen years, which probably sounds a lot more exciting than it really was.

Fed up with spending her days moving paperwork around her desk and making models of the Taj Mahal out of paperclips, she packed it all in to go to university in Bristol and graduated as a mature student in 2006 with a degree in linguistics and history.

After graduating, she worked at a university in the Midlands for a while, again moving all that paperwork around, before finally leaving to embark on her dream career as a writer.

She moved to the idyllic English countryside in 2007 where she now lives and works happily surrounded by dogs and guinea pigs.


Standing In The Shadows “The Light” by Ray R. Ellis

>> Thursday, December 11, 2014

The long-awaited and much-requested autobiography of Canadian psychic medium Ray R. Ellis. A fascinating story of a man with extraordinary gifts, including previously unpublished stories involving major celebrities

This book is the life story of world-renowned psychic medium Ray R. Ellis. A life which has been a spiritual journey lived to the full. It has confirmed, through much evidence, that life continues beyond the physical death we know. Using my many gifts, has enable me to help many other beautiful souls, both living and passed, on their journey to a greater level of understanding that we as God's children are all one. Direct communication with the holy spirit has shown me many times life and its essences within a blink of eternity.

This fascinating account of a life lived in close communication with Spirit is a must-read. The author has had much communication with celebrities over the years – find out what really happened to Elvis Presley and Brian Jones among others

About Ray R. Ellis

Ray R. Ellis is a world-renowned Canadian psychic medium


SAP Service Management: Advanced Configuration by Mike Piehl

This books picks up where You Successful Implementation Guide left off. It includes additional scenarios and addition pieces of configuration. It is the must have book if you want to go deep into SAP Service Management.

This is the follow up to my first book on the successful implementation of SAP Service Management. This guide picks up where my first book left off. It begins to cover even more of the Service Management Configuration. It also includes several new scenarios including:

* Third Party Repairs (without Warranty Claims)

* Variant Configuration for Service Management

This guide will give you the tools you need to move beyond the initial implementation, and into the realm of advanced service management.

About Mike Piehl

Mike’s SAP Expertise is in Customer Service/Service Management, Variant Configuration and Sales Distribution. Mike focuses on the technical development of SAP applications using ABAP, ABAP Objects, BSP and ABAP Web Dynpro. Mike began working in SAP in 1995 as an intern who needed to learn how to implement Variant Configuration in R/3 3.0F. Mike worked at SAP and Deloitte before becoming an independent consultant.

Mike created Paper Street Enterprises (PSE) in 2006 with a mission to provide the best consulting knowledge in SAP Service Management and Variant Configuration. PSE focused on helping small to midsized manufacturing companies implement and streamline their service and engineering processes. Mike has worked in the mining equipment, telecommunications equipment and high tech manufacturing industries to realize the full potential of SAP Service Management and Variant Configuration.

In 2008, Mike began the journey into application design. The first application, called Rapier, provided an out of the box customer self-service SM website using BSP technology. Mike became an SAP Partner in 2011 and received his first ABAP Add-on SAP certified. Since then, he’s led the development of SAP applications has evolved into a suite of products called Renovation that focuses on simplifying and streamlining the Service Management processes. Renovation includes a Service Management dashboard, and multiple other applications to make using SAP SM easier. Renovation continues to grow and evolve into the premier Service Management application suite.

In 2012, Mike (Paper Street Enterprises) and Mike Golden (Discrete Manufacturing) created the joint venture of JaveLLin Solutions, LLC. Mike Piehl is the Chief Technical Officer, responsible for all the systems and development initiatives. He is the expert in Service Management and Variant Configuration.

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