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President, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations.  A book publicity firm which integrates traditional and new media tactics to get great book publicity in major media outlets such as NPR, The New York Times and USA Today. Best selling authors represented include Alan Dershowitz, Spencer Johnson, Monty Roberts, Victor Navasky, Robert Coles, Joan Wester Anderson, and Stuart Hample. Greenberg launched the campaign for April is National Poetry Month for the Academy of American Poets. Recently she helped launch a new line of teen fiction for Albert Whitman & Co. and publicized the memoir of humorous folk-singer songwriter Christine Lavin, Cold Pizza for Breakfast. Greenberg speaks at book industry events such as the Women's National Book Association and Bookexpoamerica. She is a Publicity Advisor to the Women's National Book Association of New York City, and its past president and publicity chair.  She also served as Judge for the Audies helping to select the Audio Book of The Year for 2012.

With the social media revolution, the firm's tactics now include book promotion, publicity and marketing  in new media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest and more.

Prior to founding her own firm, Greenberg was employed at Simon & Schuster, M. Evans & Co., Cambridge University Press, and Pantheon Books.

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Children's Interactive Media - KIWi Storybooks to Launch in September 2014


New Children’s Interactive Media
Launch in NYC September 9, 2014

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If you are interested in children’s interactive media and technology, apps, children's book publishing, education, literacy, or family and parenting, you will want to learn more about the launch of KIWi Storybooks.  KIWi Storybooks are a beautiful and innovative synthesis of technology, art, storytelling, play and learning for children. Featuring the talents of children’s book author/illustrator Roxie Munro, with original plays by Douglas Love and interactive iPad apps by OCG Studios.

The KIWi Team:  

ARTIST: Roxie Munro, acclaimed author/illustrator of three interactive apps and more than 35 books for children, including EcoMazes: 12 Earth Adventures; Slithery Snakes; Hatch!; Dinosaurs; Mazescapes; Gargoyles, Girders & Glass Houses; Ranch; and the Inside-Outside book series.

PLAYWRIGHT: Douglas Love, author of more than 20 children's books; created and executive-produced the Emmy-nominated, three-time Parent's Choice Award-winning television series, Out of The Box (Disney) and Jammin' Animals (HBO), from his "Imagination Station."

APP DEVELOPER: Omar Curiere and crew, of OCG Studios in Amsterdam, created eleven AR (augmented reality) interactive iPad apps, each built to work with a KIWi Storybooks theme.

PUBLISHER: Connie Melashenko, Calapitter Creations, owner and inventor of KIWi Storybooks.

Susannah Greenberg Public Relations can be contacted at publicity@bookbuzz.com or by calling 646-801-7477.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Frank Berger, Creator of Miltown, The First-Mass-Market Psychiatric Drug, Penned A Book in Search of a Deeper Philosophy of Life

A Man of Understanding
A Noted Scientist's Guide to Happiness and Success
by Frank M. Berger, MD

(ACB Publishing, NY)

Dr. Frank Berger (1913-2008) introduced the ground-breaking tranquilizer “Miltown” in 1955, which improved millions of lives and changed modern medicine. Despite this, he never gave up seeking a deeper solution to human distress. During the distinguished career that followed, this vastly curious scientist collected ideas that helped his understanding of the world. Here he offers a formula for achieving the happy, successful life he’d enjoyed and an A-Z of his stimulating views. Remarks by Einstein, Confucius, Joseph Campbell, Warren Buffett, Jackie Mason and others support and amplify them. Dr. Berger had concluded that though we can’t overcome life’s uncertainties, we can greatly increase our ability to handle them with grace and ease. He shows that learning to see things for yourself and determine your own views, rather than accepting those handed down by others, can provide enormous inner strength, clarity, and confidence. You can create a set of beliefs that better outfit you for success and happiness. His catalog of 60 “views on many subjects” is meant as a springboard to inspire you to form your own. Jump into the book and discover for the first time what you really think about things—and see if it changes your life.

"The goal of this guide is to liberate us from being tormented by the perplexities that arise when we observe the world around us and show that it is possible to live a rewarding life without the answers to the eternal questions." Dr. Frank M. Berger

Dr. Frank M. Berger's New York Times Obituary, March 21, 2008
Dr. Frank M. Berger helped start the modern era of drug development with his invention of Miltown, the first mass-market psychiatric drug and a forerunner of medical and cultural phenomena like Valium and Prozac....

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Book News - The Sweetness by Sande Boritz Berger

The Touching Story of Two Jewish Girls During WWII:
Mira in Brooklyn and Rosha in Vilna

New York, NY, September 2014 -- The Sweetness: A Novel by Sande Boritz Berger (She Writes Press, September 2014), is a stunning tour de force of a debut novel. Inspired by true events, it is a tale of heartbreak and hope at a most tragic time in history.

Set during WWII, in both Vilna and Brooklyn, this is a sensitively told parallel tale of hope, love, and the struggles of two Jewish girls─ cousins, living on separate continents whose strikingly different lives promise to one day converge.

"A beautifully crafted portrait of life in its rawest form during a time of great unrest..." said Publishers Weekly on the occasion of the book becoming a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.

"Sande Boritz Berger's impressive debut novel examines the lives of two Jewish girls, cousins, separated by an ocean and connected by brutal world events.  Ms. Berger doesn't shrink from the rough history that informs her heroines' lives, but she mitigates its harshness with a deep measure of sympathy and hope." 
─ Hilma Wolitzer, author of An Available Man

"Sande Boritz Berger has created a rich novel about survivor guilt and innocence. The guilt is readily understood. How are people who survived the Nazis supposed to know how to behave in the face of unique evil? The Kanes (Kaninskys) endured the general experience of Jews who got out. But within that experience, they are also a family of complicated individuals, who pursue differentiated goals. It is this - their individuality, not unlike that of the Anne Frank family, that gives Ms. Berger's novel its power as a work of art."

─ Roger Rosenblatt, author of The Boy Detective
"Original characters, against a backdrop of vivid and exact period detail, drive this highly readable saga of two uniquely different Jewish girls and their families during World War II. Warm, rich, and smooth as glass, their stories sweep over you and into your heart. A solid read for devotees of WWII literature, as much for its retelling of the ravages of the Holocaust, as for its insightful vision of a home front population shaken by shock-waves from abroad."

- Mary Glickman, author of Home in the Morning, 2011 National Jewish Book Award Finalist for One More River.

"Sande Boritz Berger has written an engrossing family tale filled with promise and hope while paying homage to the undercurrent of survivor's guilt that can coexist beside that joy. The Sweetness explores themes of morality, fate and death while illuminating how grief can effect even a generation removed, and even those thought to be spared. A great read that will touch your heart."

Judy L. Mandel, author of Replacement Child
"The Sweetness is one of those rare novels that knowingly informs us about not one but two very different worlds. Although we think we are familiar with the horrors of the Holocaust, we can never be. Although we assume we can understand survivor's guilt, we cannot. One of this novel's strengths, perhaps surprisingly, is its restraint. Sande Boritz Berger's skillful juxtaposition of two very different girls, their tenacity, their search, is searing. And memorable."

─   Lou Ann Walker, Editor of The Southampton Review

"Sande Boritz Berger’s virtuosity is hard to beat. Her sensitivity to language and the lives of the Holocaust survivors in Europe is perfectly balanced with a deep penetrating vision of what their American lives became. Her book evokes CALL IT SLEEP, the most distinguished work of fiction ever written about immigrant life."
– Martin Garbus, author of Traitors and Heroes

Sande Boritz Berger

Sande Boritz Berger received an MFA in Writing and Literature from Stony Brook Southampton College where she was awarded The Deborah Hecht Memorial prize for fiction. Her essays and short stories have appeared in over 20 anthologies including Aunties: Thirty-Five Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother by Ballantine and Ophelia’s Mom by Crown. The Sweetness was a semi-finalist in Amazon’s yearly Breakthrough Novel Awards. Ms. Berger lives in New York City and Bridgehampton, NY.



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Monday, May 5, 2014

Book News: The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation

New Book Examines the Impact of the Transition from Drawing to Digital Tools on How Architects Think and Design

The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation

by David Scheer

Paperback: 256 pages / Publisher: Routledge (July 11, 2014) / ISBN-10: 0415834961 / ISBN-13: 978-0415834964

"The replacement of drawing by digital tools is not just a change of media; it entails a radical change in how we experience the world and architecture in particular," says author David Scheer. His new book, The Death of Drawing, explores various ways this affects the design, construction and reception of works of architecture. 

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David Scheer
David Ross Scheer received his Master of Architecture from Yale University in 1984. He brings a broad background in practice, teaching and research to his work on the effects of digital technologies on architecture. His firm pioneered the use of building information modeling (BIM) which has been central to his practice since 1996. His firm's award-winning work includes a variety of building types as well as urban design projects. He has lectured and written extensively on BIM with particular emphasis on its use in small firms and its impact on architectural education. Mr. Scheer has been a member of the national advisory group of the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) since 2007 and was its Chair in 2012. Through TAP's activities he has gained a broad awareness of the evolving uses and effects of BIM and computation throughout the building industry.

Mr. Scheer has taught architectural design, history and theory at the University of Cincinnati, Arizona State University, Miami University (Ohio) and the University of Utah. While at Utah, he founded the Center for Integrated Design and Construction which carried out research in the adoption of BIM in architectural education and developed a variety of innovative applications.
In spite of his interest in digital design tools, Mr. Scheer has maintained a strong affinity for the tradition of architectural drawing in which he was trained. This dual allegiance led him to think about the effects of the transition from drawing to digital tools, particularly on how architects think and design. This is the subject of the present book.

This is a significant book at the time of widespread uncertainty and confusion in architectural theory, education and practice. - Juhani Pallasmaa, architect and author of The Eyes of the Skin
In this timely and important study, David Scheer offers a lucid analysis of a dramatic, unprecedented, epistemological shift in architecture and its production. -  Michael Sorkin, architecture critic, Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design, City College of New York
David Scheer offers a clear and unvarnished assessment of what architects have to lose and gain as we move from representative to simulated experiences, from controlling to collaborative practices, and from Euclidean to parametric/algorithmic form-making. - Thomas Fisher, author of Designing to Avoid Disaster, professor of architecture and the Dean of the College of Design, University of Minnesota
David Scheer's important book on the role of drawing in the digital and virtual age reminds us that the actual relationship between the hand and the mind is neither casual nor expendable. - Renata Hejduk, Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory in the School of Architecture, Arizona State University

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Monday, March 3, 2014

New Children's Book 'Pansy in Paris': The Winning Wagging Tale of the Dogged Detective Pansy the Poodle


Children's Books

Cynthia Bardes' Pansy in Paris: A Mystery at the Museum, has the delicacy of The Little Prince, the charm of Eloise, the intrigue of Harriet the Spy and a winning wholesomeness, sense of humor and loving heart all its own.   It is the second book in the Pansy the Poodle Mystery Series which debuted with Pansy at the Palace: A Beverly Hills Mystery.  

Pansy is an irresistibly adorable poodle, adopted from a Los Angeles animal shelter by an equally adorable little girl named Avery who lives at the Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills. In Pansy in Paris, Pansy and Avery are on a new adventure. They travel to Paris to solve a mystery: who is stealing paintings from the museum? With only one clue and their curiosity, they follow the trail, foil the thieves, and recover the missing artwork. Pansy and Avery learn about the joy of travel, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the special pleasure of teamwork.

“This adorable picture book is enchanting in every way…delightful illustrations and a fun mystery that little ones will applaud!”
Leslie McGuirk, bestselling children's author and illustrator 

Cynthia Bardes

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cynthia Bardes and her husband, David, spend each fall at a Beverly Hills hotel with their toy poodle, Pansy. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Cynthia is a former dress designer and interior decorator. When not in Los Angeles, Cynthia, her husband, and Pansy, live in Vero Beach Florida.

Further information about the author is available at: www.cynthiabardes.com

Pansy in Paris: A Mystery at the Museum by Cynthia Bardes, illustrated by Virginia Best. Octobre Press, Distributed by National Book Network. Hardcover. 32 pages. $18.95, April 2014. Juvenile Fiction. Age Range: 4-8 years.

Distributed by www.nbn.comAvailable at all major booksellers.

Pansy at the Palace: A Beverly Hills MysteryBardes, CynthiaOctobre, LLC0-615-69253-2
Pansy in Paris: The Mystery at the MuseumBardes, Cynthia; Illustrated by Best, VirginiaOctobre, LLC0-615-84019-1

To purchase:  Visit your local bookstore, click on one of the links below, or call (800) 462-6420 to place an order.

And also available at:

Neiman Marcus | Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Palm Beach, and  Northbrook
Bergdorf Goodman | New York, New York
Francis-Orr | Beverly Hills, California
The Peninsula | Beverly Hills, California
Gump’s | San Francisco, California
Books Inc. | San Francisco, California
Leta Austin Foster Boutique | Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach Book Store | Palm Beach, Florida
Laughing Dog Gallery | Vero Beach, Florida
Selfridge’s | London, England
Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, Florida
The Bookstall | Winnetka, Illinois
Maze | Winnetka, Illinois

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Readers' Reviews of Pansy at the Palace:

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Children's BookDecember 1, 2012
This review is from: Pansy at the Palace: A Beverly Hills Mystery (Hardcover)
Pansy is a shelter dog. All the other dogs get new homes, but Pansy is always left behind until one day a little girl with curly brown hair named Avery took her home. This little poodle can't believe her new home, The Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills and when jewelry mysteriously disappears, Pansy helps solve the mystery. This delightful story is told from Pansy's own point of view.

This is a wonderful book in so many ways. Pansy at the Palace will appeal to a wide age range, from non-readers to early school age. The pages are thick, sturdy tear-resistant pages which are perfect for younger children, and the story is intricate enough to interest early school aged children. My two-year old granddaughter loved it. I appreciated that the story was about shelter pets and the adoption of Pansy.

The pen & ink and watercolor illustrations by Kim Weissenborn are outstanding. This is a large hard cover book at about 12 ¼" long and 9 ¼" wide. The detailed illustrations fill the page beautifully and the colors are bright and appealing.

I highly recommend this book and I think it would make a perfect gift book.

5.0 out of 5 stars I just knew there was something fishy about that cat!!November 18, 2012
J. Arena (Williamsburg, VA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Pansy at the Palace: A Beverly Hills Mystery (Hardcover)
Pansy at The Palace is a wonderful children's book that reminded me of the Eloise stories of my childhood! But instead of a little girl who lives at the Plaza in New York, we have the rescue-pup Pansy who lives at the Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills. Of course, she is in the company of Avery, who brought her home from a shelter. They both have the same shade of brown curly hair, and it was love at first sight. Pansy arrives at the Palace just as some valuable jewels go missing, and the future of the hotel is in jeopardy. Of course, it's Pansy who solves the mystery to the delight of everyone.

Pansy at The Palace is a definite keeper that your child will want to read again and again. The illustrations make the simple story come to life, and the four-year-old I read this book to thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the faces and remarking on the action on the pages. This book is designed to be a family heirloom, passed from one child to another in your family. The quality of this volume has to be seen to be appreciated! I only hope that Pansy at the Palace will be the first in a series of books about Avery and Pansy -- along with the rich cast of characters we see. The possibilities could be endless!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Conspirator's Odyssey By A.K. Kuykendall - Suspense - Fiction Interview by Book Buzz Susannah Greenberg | Books Podcasts

Conspirator's Odyssey By A.K. Kuykendall - Suspense - Fiction 12/11 by Book Buzz Susannah Greenberg | Books Podcasts

with A.K. Kuykendall, Author of Conspirator's Odyssey

By A.K. Kuykendall

In 1947, in the rural town of Roswell, New Mexico, a series of UFO’s crash-land in an area later designated as Area 51.  A massive cover-up is launched. The intent: to conceal plans to strengthen the U.S. by using the genetic material from the recovered alien bodies to create the first wave of super-human soldiers. Skip forward to 1965:  In order to field test the resulting serum, the strategic plot to invade Vietnam evolves, but the experiment fails miserably, as the soldiers who are tested suffer volatile unstable reactions making them prime targets for capture and slaughter. On October 3, 1998, U.S. Army Ranger Captain Kalista Flaker is given an order of assassination. Everything seems routine until she discovers that instead of destroying the enemy, her orders are to kill her very own; to eliminate any living POW’s remaining in Vietnam, then assassinate her own team of Army Rangers and Navy Seals. If all goes according to plan, Kalista is to be the sole survivor of the mission. Ignoring the commands of her superiors, Kalista manages to return from Vietnam with her comrade Lieutenant Buckner and a vial of blood slipped to her by one of the American POW’s prior to his elimination. With no detailed knowledge of the reasons behind the mission and a growing crisis of conscience as she’s forced to question her loyalty to a nation she’s sworn to protect, Kalista sets out on her own fact-finding mission. Her discoveries lead her to assume leadership of a secret organization sworn to defeat those who would conspire against the United States; even those who often are found within the agencies of the U.S. Government itself.