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Siblings Share Love of Poetry in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases Pearls Beneath The Rind by Richard Seldin and Carole R. Seldin-Bolinski.

A brother and sister share their poems in this new, unique collection released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Even siblings who have lived vastly different lives in different places can sometimes be surprised by their similarities. Richard Seldin and his sister, Carole R. Seldin-Bolinski, grew up with more than the usual dose of sibling rivalry and estrangements.  They discovered they shared a love of writing poetry when both unknowingly entered the same poetry contest. More than a decade later, they have collaborated on this new book of poems that shows some writing similarities but from sharply distinct perspectives.

Pearls Beneath The Rind demonstrates the divergent ways two siblings have experienced themselves, their relationships and environment, cooperating in writing as they worked toward an improved relationship. Carole’s work often describes the outer world and nature and is filled with visual details even when describing a relationship. A number are so visually compelling they could be turned into paintings. Richard’s poems, on the other hand, focus on the play of the mind in its articulation of ideas, yearning for intimacy and dream states.

Carole’s poem, “Winter in Chino Valley,” paints a clear picture of the valley in its austere bleakness: “The daily scenes don’t change: naked tumbleweed gathering in barbed clumps, icy tree limbs bending in the strain of winter.” And in “Intended” she employs nature to highlight the ironies of love: “Although I intended to love with breath of butterfly and length of anaconda . . . I have loved with breath of skunk and length of ant.” In “Waiting for the Word” Richard ponders the loss of creativity: “It seems everything is moving only from the outside out and not from the inside out or even the outside in. So that lines drop like sand bags on a bare floor.” And his poem “Sunday Night” sings his desire for connection: “Tonight I long for your breath on my heart, a guitar string in the wind, to roll and tumble in the gush of love.”

Kirkus Reviews has described the book as a “smart, unusual collection of poetry with honed, pleasant surprises.” And Carol Christy White, President of the Arizona State Poetry Society, writes: “Reading these poems was like listening in on a conversation between Richard and Carole after a long separation . . . . The balance of observations of what is with what could have been and might be is poignant and so human.”

Richard Seldin is a freelance writer who has published short fiction and nonfiction in English and Chinese and translated Chinese novellas and short stories. For many years he worked as a lawyer for the U.S. government, focusing on international relations and trade. Carole “CR” Seldin-Bolinski has published short mystery stories, flash fiction and poetry. In 2010 she won the Oregon State Poetry Association’s new poet’s category for “The Car” and recites poems with others as part of The Mad Women Poets of Prescott. She is currently working on another book of poetry, “I Don’t Want To Die In Chino Valley.”

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For additional information, please visit www.crbolinskiwriter.com or www.richardseldin.blogspot.com

Pearls Beneath The Rind

Richard Seldin and Carole R. Seldin-Bolinski

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2210-9          80 pages         $9.99 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Book by Speech Pathologist Gives A Voice to People with Communication Issues

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Tip of Your Tongue: A Speech Therapist’s Tribute to the Power of Communication Lost and Found” by Kathleen Depperschmidt.

A speech pathologist shares insights and experiences from 13 people who struggle with communicating – as well as their own feelings about the problem, whether it’s present from birth or a life-changing event like injury — in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Lacking the power to communicate can have a devastating effect on people and their relationship to the world – and people – around them. In her new book, a speech-pathologist describes the experiences of 13 people who have problems with communication, sharing both her work and their feelings about the situation. Having a name or a word on the tip of one’s tongue is frustrating, but these real-life situations go beyond that simple human foible and highlight the power of the gift of communication and the emotional and practical impact when it is lost.

 “The Tip of Your Tongue: A Speech Therapist’s Tribute to the Power of Communication Lost and Found” details both the mechanics of therapy – respiration, phonation and articulation — and the emotional process of working toward improved communication. The book offers simple guidelines for talking with someone who has trouble forming or thinking of words, such as being patient and asking to hear the information again. From stuttering to physical conditions such as cleft palate or Parkinson’s Disease to injuries from accidents or strokes, the slightest problem can affect the miraculous ability of brain, vocal chords and tongue to work together.

Some of the author’s subjects regain their ability while others face lifelong impairment. All find ways to cope, from ensuring the street where they live is “pronounceable” to wearing hearing aids and keeping a sense of humor in stressful situations. Even as she sheds light on the sometimes-misunderstood problem of poor communication, the author urges anyone not affected to treasure their ability to talk to and understand the world.

This is the second book for author Kathleen Depperschmidt, a speech-language pathologist who serves home health care agencies and private clients. During her 18-year career she also has served in schools, hospitals and nursing homes. Depperschmidt has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Fort Hays (Kan.) State University, where she also received a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Her previous book is “The Birdhouse Project: A Woman’s Journey through Grief, and she is writing two other nonfiction books. To thank her interview subjects, Depperschmidt will donate 25 percent of all profits from “The Tip of Your Tongue” to two charities: the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Women Helping Women, based in Salina, Kan.

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For additional information, please visit www.kathleendepp.com.

The Tip of Your Tongue: A Speech Therapist’s Tribute to the Power of Communication Lost and Found

Kathleen Depperschmidt

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1953-6                        136 pages                        $14.99 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.