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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.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Dramatic Reading of "Inmate 1818" - Stories by Holocaust Survivor Author Bernard Otterman - November 6 at Queens College in NY

ATTENTION: Journalists, Producers, Editors, Reviewers


DO A STORY ABOUT: Bernard Otterman, Holocaust Survivor and Author of INMATE 1818 and Other Stories; and the dramatic reading of the book scheduled for November 6 at Queens College, NY at The Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College

The Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College, Jewish Lecture Series. All Jewish Lecture Series events are free and open to the public. DRAMATIC PRESENTATION. Co-sponsored by the Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance.

Bernard Otterman’s
Inmate #1818 

Author and Discussant: Bernard Otterman
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:15 pm
Rosenthal Library 230

Dramatic Reading by Actor and Queens College Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Dept. of Drama, Theatre, and Dance,  Stephen Rowe 


Bernard Otterman’s 
Inmate #1818 and Other Stories 

The story of a young child in a labor camp, based on his personal experience as a Holocaust Survivor in labor camps during WWII.

Dr. Bernard Otterman was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1937. At the age of three, he and his parents escaped Lodz and fled to Warsaw by moving from ghetto to ghetto, only to be interned in several labor camps. Separated from his father, Bernard and his mother escaped the train line headed for Auschwitz, fled, and hid for six months as fugitives in the Polish countryside until Russian troops liberated Poland in January 1945. His father was first sent by train to Auschwitz, then immediately moved to a work camp in Germany. He also survived, and the family was reunited in Lodz in September 1945 through displaced persons listings. They lived in Germany until coming to the United States in 1951.

Otterman trained in engineering, earned a PhD in the natural sciences, and for many years was on the engineering faculty at Northeastern and Hofstra Universities. For more than a decade he worked and reworked the stories in his anthology, which was based on historical fact. Dr. Otterman’s poems have been published in such venues as Poetry, Jewish Currents, and other journals and compendia. Currently he is completing a novel centered on the life and death of journalist and novelist Arthur Koestler.

The dramatic reading will be followed by commentary from Dr. Otterman and a Q&A with the audience, with author-signed books available at a discounted price of $10. For additional information on this series or other programs sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, please call 718-997-5730 or 718-997-4530.

Free parking in Lot 14. Enter the campus via Gate 3 on Reeves Avenue. Then walk across to the Library; enter the doorway with the handicap sign on the side of the building. Entrance to Room 230 is on the left.

www.qc.cuny.edu/centerforjewishstudies • 718-997-5730/4530

Queens College, CUNY| 65-30 Kissena Blvd.| Queens, NY 11367-1597


The release of Inmate 1818 and Other Stories, (Liber Novus Press, Old Westbury, NY, 2014) a collection of twelve short stories inspired by the Holocaust and its aftermath, marks a new milestone for a celebrated writer with an unusual skill and vision. Bernard Otterman's stories are set in the ghettos and camps of World War II and in the difficult days following Hitler's war against the Jews. The Shoah defines the lives of all characters in the stories -- survivors as well as their children. In the title story, "Inmate 1818," a young boy is smuggled into a labor camp and befriended by an eccentric teenager with a love for astronomy, who gives the boy a gift that saves his life. In "Golem of Auschwitz," a survivor is haunted by the memory of the golem, a mythical creature drawn from Jewish folklore, that he and a Rabbi's son created while in captivity.  And in "Black Grass, " the author turns to the rich tradition of magical realism to respond to the phenomenon of the Holocaust, where the darkness born by this tragedy slowly envelops the world.

BERNARD OTTERMAN is a Holocaust survivor born in Lodz, Poland whose award-winning short stories and poems and have appeared in New Millennium Writing, World/Slovo, Poetry, and Jewish Currents. Inmate 1818 and Other Stories is Otterman's third published collection of Holocaust-related short fiction.

For New York Times article "Birth of a Writer" Click here.
For The Australian Jewish News article "Child survivor pens a Holocaust Story" Click here.
For Merrick Herald article "Holocaust author comes home" Click here.


"Otterman's willingness to engage creatively with the metaphysical questions raised by the Holocaust should be applauded. "
- Marissa Brostoff, The Jewish Daily Forward

"Polish born writer Bernard Otterman portrays the textured worlds of pre, during and post World War II. These are stories of inherent drama, yet there is no exploitation of events here. Often understated, frequently macabre, and somehow wry."
Martha Rhodes, Founding Editor and Director of Four Way Books

Here is historical fiction at its finest, concise and penetrating,. Otterman's vivid tales of life during and after history's darkest hour explore complex issues such as complicity, denial, and shame with sensitivity and skill."
Joshua M. Greene, author of Justice at Dachau and Witness: Voices from the Holocaust

"A tour de force from a marvelous writer who himself survived the wrath of the Nazis."
Harvey Rachlin, author of Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones and Einstein's Brain

“Holocaust survivor, Bernard Otterman, locates some of his stories in the ghettos and the camps, others in the aftermath of WWII. This double narrative perspective greatly enriches his collection, whose stories are often chilling but always powerful and imaginative. Readers will be captivated by characters they will never forget.” - Patrick Gerard Henry, author of We Only Know Men: The Rescue of Jews in France during the Holocaust

MEDIA CONTACT: For review copies, interviews, and further information,
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate - Advice from Bestselling Author and Registered Dietitian Liz Pearson

Dear Journalist / Producer / Editor:

Would you like to receive a review copy of:

Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate:
Because Food, Love, and Life Should Be Delicious!
By Liz Pearson
Whitecap Books www.whitecap.ca

Live the best life possible - a life full of laughter, love, good health, and good food with Broccoli, Love and Dark Chocolate. In this book, readers will find science-based nutrition advice, along with go-to recipes for feeling and looking great and living a long, healthy life. And they will learn how to snack wisely, the truth about gluten-free diets, the benefits of coffee and chocolate, as well as the importance of love, friendship, gratitude, and honesty. You get a life lesson with every recipe.

LIZ PEARSON Liz Pearson is a registered dietitian with a passion for peanut butter sandwiches and an undying love for chocolate. Liz is the author of three books, including The Ultimate Healthy Eating Plan (that still leaves room for chocolate) and Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health (and don’t forget the chocolate!). Her last two books were national bestsellers and both won awards of excellence, including the Gold Award from Cuisine Canada, which celebrates superior food writing and recipes.

Liz Pearson can discuss:

The Top 25 Nutrition & Health Issues Consumers Need To Know

1. Why Coffee is Good for You (your liver loves it)
2. Sitting - More Dangerous To Health Than Smoking?
3. Gluten Free Diets: No Return On Investment
4. Low Carb versus Low Fat Diets – And The Winner Is...
5. This Food Contains More Nutrition Per Calorie Than Any Other
6. The Most Overlooked Health Resource – The Good Bacteria In Your Gut
7. The Best Reason To Lose Weight (it’s not what you think)
8. The Unstoppable Power of One Good Food Habit
9. Eat This Food To Reach The Age of 100
10. Avoid These Four Foods If You Want To Stay Slim
11. The Tastiest, Most Convenient Superfood There Is
12. The Best Food For Brain Health (like hiring a housekeeper for your brain)
13. Alcohol – There’s No Amount For Which Cancer Risk Is Null
14. The Million Dollar Secret For Successful Weight Control
15. This Food Triples The Medicinal Value of Your Meal
16. This Food Causes Colon Cancer (the research is overwhelming)
17. Binge Drinking (even once a month) Cancels Benefits of Moderate Drinking
18. Dark Chocolate Is Good, But Cocoa Is Better
19. The Number One Cancer-Fighting Vegetable
20. The Number One Heart-Healthy Fruit
21. The Truth About Vitamin Supplements – Any Nutrient Can Be Toxic If Consumed In
Excess (are you overdoing it?)
22. Telomeres Are a Marker Of How Fast You’re Aging – Eat These Foods To Slow Down The
Aging Process
23. Don’t Worry, Be Happy! (how food and mood go together)
24. Don’t Drink Decaf Green Tea (and wait four minutes before drinking any tea)
25. Location, Location, Location (it matters in real estate, but it really matters with food)

For further information:

AVAILABILITY: Liz Pearson is available nationwide by telephone, email or Skype; Travel by arrangement.

CONTACT: Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, publicity@bookbuzz.com, 646-801-7477

I would appreciate hearing from you if you decide to review, feature, or mention this book. Thanks. -- Susannah Greenberg

Broccoli, Love and Dark Chocolate by Liz Pearson
ISBN: 9781770502116 / Dimensions: 8 x 10 / Page Count: 304 / Binding: Paperback with flaps
Features: 69 recipes; 40 photographs; full colour throughout; index / Whitecap 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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CLICK HERE to request more information about KIWi Storybooks.

CONTACT:   publicity@bookbuzz.com or phone 646-801-7477
Susannah Greenberg, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations

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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