War Calls, Love Cries
FAPA Gold Medal Winner 2019 President's Award
Mark Barie is a native of upstate New York, retired after 35 years as a self-employed Management Consultant to corporations, local governments, and non-profit organizations in New York, Vermont, and Canada.
He has served as the Keynote Speaker, Panelist, Moderator, or Presenter at more than 250 seminars, workshops, or trade shows, as a recognized expert on the subjects of Economic Development, US immigration procedures, Commercial Real Estate, Strategic Planning, and International Marketing. Mark earned his Master’s degree in Business from St. Michaels College in Vermont and a Certificate in Advanced Management Studies from McGill College in Montreal.
In his spare time, Mark has authored four local history books, two in collaboration with his wife, including two biographies, a history of the US-Canadian Border, and a history of the town of Champlain, New York.
- Matchlines for Singles
- Guide to StepParenting
- Malia & Teacup - Awesome African Adventure
- Malia & Teacup - Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon
- Malia & Teacup - Out on a LImb
- Malia & Teacup - Checkmate Castle
Dr. Barrow earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a licensed mental health counselor and educator in private practice for twenty years. The author of Matchlines: A Revolutionary New Way of Looking at Relationships and Making the Right Choices in Love, Dr. Barrow is a well known relationship expert helping individuals, couples, families and businesses improve their relationships and communication skills. Her commentary and advice column, Shrink About This, quotes, and articles are enjoyed by millions of people worldwide in O Magazine, Psychology Today, AIA, GOP Forum, ivillage, Lavalife, MSN.com, Match.com, and Women’s Health.
Dr. Barrow is also the author of the Malia and Teacup adventure series of
self-esteem building books for children.
A media personality, Dr. Barrow played herself in the teen movie, My Suicide and in documentaries including, Ready to Explode and is a frequent guest on television news, forums and radio talk shows presenting her Match Line theory and relationship test. Dr. Barrow has her own weekly radio show and is a professional speaker for universities, companies and community organizations. She is also the Executive Director of IMAGINE Children's Health Center, a not-for-profit to help children in need.
Winston & Cynthia
There's a Yacht More to LIfe
Cynthia, a public relations professional from the Midwest and Winston, a construction company owner from New Brunswick, Canada, met on the beach in 1990 in La Jolla, CA. Lured by an ad they saw vacationing in the Caribbean, they traded their ocean-side condo for a grass hut, running a pirate bar on a tiny island—then moved to U.S. Virgin Island’s Hassel Island, where they raised the population to a whopping nine.
Acquiring dual U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s Licenses and transitioning from island landlubbers to fulltime professional yacht captains, Winston and Cynthia have crewed luxury sailing and motor yachts in the South Pacific, Pacific, Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Intracoastal Waterway. They’ve hosted more than 100 week-long yacht charters and are well-known throughout the industry, having worked in it now for almost twenty years.
William A. Gralnick
The War of the Itchy Balls
Bill Gralnick has been writing ever since his mother said, “Little Pishers” should be seen not heard.” As a teen, he wrote over ve hundred love letters to his girlfriend. As an adult he has written almost nine hundred op-ed pieces for newspaper around the country—four have appeared in USA Today. This is his third book. There are three more in the hopper.
The world is a mess. I thought it needed a book that was fun and easy to read. This book is it.It takes you through the tears and terrors of childhood, the mess-ups of middle school, and a raft of stupidities that can only come from that swamp called adolescence. I will have succeeded if the book releases your own memories from days gone by.
“It’s lively, personal and savvy, lled with characters that will either make you gasp with recognition (between laughs), or inspire you to celebrate the cast
of your own life.”
– Lynn Sherr, former ABC News Correspondent; author; memoirist.
Sunbeam and the Curse of the Golden Key
Author, Ouida D.W. has taught English throughout Florida schools. She is currently an English Professor. Her plays have been performed throughout Florida, one winning an “excellent” award at the FL Thespian District Competition. Her journalism work has been published in many newspapers and online news media. Regarding the content of the book, her own family has a history with horses. She was always fascinated that her great grandfather was a cowboy who broke horses and performed in Wild West Shows. Her grandmother used to talk of riding in a horse and buggy out West and watching the wild stallions run free.
The book is intended to inform and create a call to action by politicians and regulatory agencies before the problem overwhelms the economy of southwest Florida.