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Society of Southwestern Authors- John Newport Presents “Heroes of the Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords & Lessons to be Learned”

The Society of Southwestern Authors
 Forum
Feb.19th,2017
At the Hotel Tucson (Inn Suites)
From 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hotel Tucson
475 N. Granada, Tucson, AZ 85701
Coming from the north or south on I-10, take the St. Marys/Speedway exit. Go East to Granada St. traffic light. Turn right on Granada. Second driveway is the Hotel Tucson. OR traveling west on Speedway, cross Stone Ave.  Next left is Main St. Turn left, cross RR tracks. Go straight. Main becomes Granada at traffic light, and second right driveway is The Hotel Tucson.
John Newport
Presents
“Heroes of the Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords & Lessons to be Learned”
**(Also SSA pays Tribute to Penny Porter for her years of hard work and many contributions to the writing community of Tucson and SSA. Yea Penny!)
**Please save March 4th, 2017 for our NEW SSA
Self-Publishing Expo to be held at the Expo Center on Irvington** Please check the website: www.tucsonselfpublishingexpo.com for exciting details and plan to join the fun. Win the raffle prize-enjoy a weekend in Napa Valley in fabulous wine country.
Forum Reservations:
**Email Only Please: ssabrunches@gmail.com
 Phone# 520-809-5008 leave a message for Danette
by Wednesday Feb.15th,2017
Cost: $25.00 w/ RSVP $30.00 at the door

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Sue West Author- AMERICA’S TWISTED CHILDREN

AMERICA’S TWISTED CHILDREN

Developing Better Help for Disadvantaged, ADHD, Autistic and Foster Kids

by Sue West

AMERICA’S TWISTED CHILDREN examines various theoretical models used in working with children such as the Wellness Model, the Illness Model, and the Whole Child Model. The book discusses the tendency of some practitioners to approach problems through perceived inherent weaknesses and illnesses in order to alter and “correct” the child. In contrast, the book also recounts examples in which the strengths of children are used as a portal through which wellness can be found and supported.

Gripping human interest stories provide example of two approaches. A discussion of social controversies and conflicts also employs riveting examples of the application of well-meaning but obsolete or misguided theories, as opposed to approaches grounded in fuller research … and in experience and cutting-edge training for helping kids.

Sue West graduated from the Arizona state university system with a master’s degree in education. She taught junior high school in disadvantaged and mixed socioeconomic areas in the 1980’s for nine years.

AMERICA’S TWISTED CHILDREN contains 50 bibliographic references and quotes many other sources such as new articles and documentary movies. The book will appeal to mentors, tutors, teachers, parents, children’s therapists and social workers. The work is published by:

Sue West Books
3400 E. Speedway Blvd. 118-132
Tucson, AZ 85716-3960

AMERICA’S TWISTED CHILDREN is perfectbound in paperback form, and was printed in January of 2012. The work is available from Antigone Books in Tucson.

ISBN 978-0-9847611-0-4
$15.95

Penelope Porter, mother of six, grandmother of nine and writer of a series of READER’S DIGEST animal stories has provided this review: “Sue West writes from the heart, using her pen to defend children. AMERICA’S TWISTED CHILDREN makes the case that kids are one of the most precious natural resources for this country’s future.”

Sue West’s blog is available at TwistedChildren.com. Topics covered are Disadvantage, ADHAD, Autism, Foster Care, Kids and Government Policy, as well as Kids and Guns.

Email: Sue@SueWestBooks.com

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Alma Margaret Permar Author- WRITTEN IN THE MARGINS: POEMS TOUCHING THE ESSENCE OF LIFE

WRITTEN IN THE MARGINS: POEMS TOUCHING THE ESSENCE OF LIFE

by Alma Margaret Permar

Alma Margaret Permar has published WRITTEN IN THE MARGINS: POEMS TOUCHING THE ESSENCE OF LIFE. In the midst of nurturing a family, working in various full-time professional careers, living and traveling throughout the United States and other countries, Alma has continued to write. In this book she has now brought some of the notes from the margins of her experiences into the center of the page. She has integrated her reflections and insights into a collection of very accessible poetry seeded by out universal life experiences of challenge, conflict, change, and celebration.

This is a book that you will want to place on your nightstand with a pen so that you, too, can make notes in its margins as your own reflections and insights emerge. You will not only appreciate reading and engaging these poems, but you will also treasure discovering your own notes written in the margins of this book.

http://www.WrittenByAlma.com

“What a Christmas gift this would be. A writer of poetry, short stories and essays, Alma has now created a book that will touch every reader’s soul.”- Penny Porter

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of the Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 39. No. 6. Dec. 2010-Jan, 2011

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Penny Porter Author Storyteller- New 2009 Second Editions Released!

      Penny Porter Story Teller  New 2009 Second Editions Released

      www.PennyPorter.com 

       HEARTSTRINGS AND TAIL-TUGGERS   340 pages, $18 

      “On the barren stretches that separated our Arizona ranch from  the historical gold-mining towns of Tombstone, Gleeson and Bisbee, teepee-like ant hills, eerie mirages, and devel-winds spinning up dry river beds created an alien dimenstion to life…add to that the dust filled air, cactuses, mequite, and world in shades of gray.  Listen to the voices and heartbeats of all God’s creatures that lived and loved and brightened our world each day.”

      Chistropher Willcox, Editor-in-Chief of Reader’s Digest Reviews. 

      “Penny has made more people laugh and cry with her animal stories than any other author whose work has appeared in Reader’s Digest. She is an original, her book is warm, funny and wise.” 

      ADOBE SECRETS  104 pages,  $12 

      “On the northwest corner of the desert ranch where dust devils dance and yucca bells chime, a crubling adobe ruin bakes like a muffin in the searing Arizona sun.  Its mud-brick walls are split and scarred by time.  Chunks of motar and shards of purple glass skirt the old foundation, and the weather-beaten door sags like a broken jar, creaking and groaning on rusted hinges in dismal harmony with tattered wires and a dented stovepipe the clatter like casanets across the corrugated metal roof.  Who could ever live here?” 

      Philip Osborne, Assistant Managing Editor of Reader’s Digest Reviews 

      “Penny Porter…what a storyteller!”

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Penny Porter Author- 2009 Re-releases HEARTSTRINGS AND TAIL-TUGGERS & ADOBE SECRETS

      Penny Porter Storyteller

      2009 Re-releases

      HEARTSTRINGS AND TAIL-TUGGERS  340 PAGES.  $18 

      On the barren stretches that separated our Arizona ranch from the historic gold-mining towns of Tombstone, Gleeson and Bisbee, teepee-like ant hills, eerie mirages, and devel-winds spinning up dry river beds created an alien dimension to life…add to that the dust filled air, cactuses, mesquite, and a world in shades of gray.  Listen to the voices and heartbeats of all God’s creatures that lived and loved and brightened our world each day. 

       Christopher Wilcox, Editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest Reviews

      “Penny has made more people laugh and cry with her animal stories than any other author whose work has appeard in Reader’s digest.  She is an original.  Her book is warm, fully, and wise.” 

      ADOBE SECRETS  104 pages, $12

      On the northwest corner of the desert ranch where dust devils dance and yucca bells chime, a crubling adobe ruin bakes like a muffin in the searing Arizona sun.  Its mud-brick walls are split and scarred by time.  Chunks of mortar and shards of purple glass skirt the old foundation, and the weather-beaten door sags like a broken jaw, creaking and groaning on rusted hinges in dismal harmony with tattered wires and dented stovepipe that clatter like castanets across the corrugated metal roof.  Who could ever live here? 

      Philip Osborne.  Assistant Manging Editor of Reader’s Digest Reviews.

       “Penny Porter…what a storyteller!”

      www.PennyPorter.com

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Penny Porter Storyteller- ADOBE SECRETS & HEARTSTRINGS AND TAIL-TUGGERS, two books 2009 Re-releases

      HEARTSTRINGS AND TAIL-TUGGERS   340 pages, $18

      On the barren stretches that separated our Arizona ranch from the historic gold-mining towns of Tombstone, Gleeson and Bisbee, teepee-like ant hills, eerie mirages, and devil-winds spinning up dry river beds created an alien dimension to life…add to that the dust filled air, cactuses, mesquite, and a world in shades of gray.  Listen to the voices and heartbeats of all God’s creatures that lived and loved and brightened our world each day.

     “Penny has made more people laugh and cry with her animal stories than any other author whose work has appeared in Reader’s Digest.  She is an original; her book is warm, funny and wise.”  Christopher Willcox, Editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest Reviews.

      ADOBE SECRETS   104 pages,  $12 

      On the northwest corner of the desert ranch where dust devils dance and yuca bells chim, a crumbling adobe ruin bakes like a muffin in the searing Arizona sun.  Its mud-brick walls are split and scarred by time.  Chunks of mortar and shards of purple glass skirt the old foundation, and the weather-beaten door sags like a broken jaw, creaking and groaning on rusted hinges in dismal harmony with tattered wires and a dented stovepipe that clatter like casanets across the corrugated metal roof.  Who could ever live here?

      “Penny Porter….what a storyteller!  Philip Osborne, Assistant Manging Editor of Reader’s disgest Reviews

      www.PennyPorter.com

 

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