Praise for Seven Locks Press Titles
Tadamasa is a triumph of the
imagination, which will thrill readers of all ages.
author I Carlos
Let your imagination soar with this new author who
said it all, “Your goals and dreams a wait you over the
horizon, go and seek them out.” —Rhonda
R. Carpenter, author The Mark of a Druid
A Journey Back Home
coming-of-age story… Local, color, sparkling anecdotes,
humor and the true speed of a picturesque novel makes
this book a must read. —Mose
Durst, Ph. D., Former President of the Unification
From political caucus
to pastoral cabin…Pat’s candor and comfortable style
makes Tahoe Boy a truly enjoyable book.—Lynn
A grand and daring
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
Four Ordinary Women
A Glorious Friendship of Circumstance
Antonopoulos, Dickinson, Samuel and Stanley
Four Ordinary Women
exemplifies the resilience of the human spirit. These
essays are forged of grit and honesty and speak to all
author The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
Dear Wife Dear Widow
What Will I Do After He is Gone
Mel Swartz has taken his
unique and unmatched experience helping Wives and Widows
and put it in exceptionally understandable and useful
form. Every married woman (and man) should read this
George Land and Dr. Beth Jarman, authors,
Breakpoint and Beyond, Mastering the Future, Today.
prepared enough for
the loss of a mate. This book serves as an
extremely helpful, invaluable guide in going through the
process. I applaud you, Mr. Swartz.
Taran, author, The Sun Will Shine Again: Life
Lessons from a Year of Grieving
As Attorney Melvin Jay Swartz says from the start: We
never die yet somehow we become widows. In this short
and to-the-point book, he takes the frightened widow by
the hand, guiding her through the narrows and straits to
the shores of financial future. For couples, he
provides a handy guidebook to future widowed
prosperity. Either way, “Dear Wife, Dear Widow” is
essential reading – better together than alone. We
never die and yet, somehow, we do. Acknowledging that
is life’s financial best medicine.
Glenn Haas, award-winning columnist specializing in
aging issues and founder of WomanSage, the
non-profit for women at midlife.
is a clearly written and
indispensable must-read guide for women facing impending
widowhood. Melvin Schwartz knows what he is talking
about and surviving spouses will thank their lucky stars
they bought his book.—Barry
Broad, author, Eve of Destruction
Silver Platter Girl
Trish Kinney, more than any of my patients, has taught
me the transforming power of the focused mind against
this frightening disease. Her dogged determination to
make her battle against cancer a success made more
difference than all our medical tools combined. This
story tells of how innocence lost and the spiral of
negative consequences can be turned around not only in
spite of cancer but in some ways because of it.—Dr.
John Camoriano, noted Mayo Clinic oncologist
Eve of Destruction
Destruction is a fully
realized and impressive debut. Barry Broad mixes a savvy
political hand's eye for detail with a born
storyteller's knack for pacing. Taking a scenario of
terrifying credibility, Broad keeps building suspense on
every page, weaving the strands of a dizzying plot into
a compelling thriller of the first order. All smart
books should be this entertaining, and all entertaining
books this smart. -David
Edgar Award nominated author of Blood of Paradise,
Done for a Dime, and The Devil’s Readhead
Destruction is a
well-researched, authentic and timely thriller that
grips the reader from the first page. It is Barry
Broad’s first entry in the field and I look forward to
-Joseph Badal, author of The Pythagorean Solution and
Destruction is a fast-paced,
all-too-real thriller set against the roiling backdrop
of Middle East politics. Vivid, relevant, exciting.
Palumbo, author of From Crime to Crime:
Mind- Boggling Tales of Mystery and Murder
A riveting tale that grabs you on the
very first page.
author of Deadly Risks
To The Kings
I can’t believe it got out. I wanted to invest in The National Chess League and they blew me off!
Vonda Pelto, PhD
Dr. Vonda Pelto s brutally honest book,
Without Remorse, takes the reader on a forbidden tour behind the gates of the men’s jail, a haunted house where Serial Killers live. But most powerful is the juxtaposition of Pelto s personal and professional life, with its conflicts between men and women, sex and violence, and intimidation and vulnerability.
Lieberman M.D., M.P.H., Forensic Psychiatrist Expert
In unflinching language, Vonda Pelto escorts us into the claustrophobic bedlam of a giant jailhouse and lays bare the behavior of notorious serial killers. Pulling no punches, she allows us a voyeuristic look into their
convoluted minds, and shares shocking personal experiences that will leave you reeling.
-Don Lasseter Author, Journalist
Archibald's Swiss Cheese Mountain
Let's feed everyone with this great children's book that nourishes the soul, mind and body, directly and indirectly. I love it!
—Mark Victor Hansen,
Co-founder, Chicken Soup for the Soul
Wonderful lessons for young and old alike. Archibald's discovery of – the easiest path isn't always the best – can help children, parents and educators. I loved reading this book to my granddaughter.
Children everywhere will enjoy and relate to the impulsivity and curious nature of Archibald! The important lessons he learns will not be lost on the young readers who follow him in his adventures.
Head of School, The Center for Early Education
A delightful story of a mouse with a big appetite for food, sights, smells and new adventures… wiser after venturing out on Swiss Cheese Mountain. A very well written cautionary tale the whole family will enjoy reading aloud.
Ph.D./'Dr. Toy', psychologist and author of
Smart Play Smart Toys
The Devil's Stone
The Devil's Stone is a smart and stylish thriller set against the diamond trade in Sierra Leone , Africa . Reindorp knows the country and this dark business from the inside out. Fast-paced and cleverly plotted, The Devil's Stone is a wonderful debut.
—T Jefferson Parker
Author, California Girl and
John A. Kuri
One of my most gratifying coaching experiences: to watch Rod Retherford fight such formidable personal adversity, and some how still succeed at the demanding level of PAC-10 football while conquering his personal demons.
Head Coach Washington State University, 1977-86
ROD is a shining example of all that is right in sports. Perseverance, toughness, and an amazing will to succeed are all over this amazing story...makes me proud to be a fellow Coug.
Starting QB for the New England Patriots, Super Bowl Champions 2001
Listen To Your Mother: Stand Up Straight!
If every activist in America read Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight, we could change our country. This book will help bring on the New Progressive Era. It’s that good.
—Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Bob Creamer has been at the center of every major progressive political movement in America for four decades. If anyone in America knows how to run and win issue campaigns it is Bob. Stand Up Straight is nothing less than the bible for progressive political activists.
—Brad Woodhouse, President, Americans United for Change
Creamer’s book is a one-stop shop for political junkies, from a novice to a know-it-all…While Creamer writes from the progressive Democratic perspective, his chapters on organizing, messaging, demographics and constituency groups comprise a how-to political manual.
—Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief, Chicago Sun Times, October 15, 2007
Stand up Straight is a one-stop, nuts-and-bolts manual on how to run a winning campaign – and, in the process, return America to its progressive roots. Filled with learned-in-the-trenches lessons, Creamer’s book is a master’s class in electoral politics.
The Huffington Post
This former Congresswoman from Colorado feels a little silly recommending a book by the husband of one of Congress's greatest progressive current representatives, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky from Chicago ! The real political experience of Robert Creamer makes
Listen to Your Mother, Stand Up Straight! one of the best "how to do it" books around. Progressives are always accused of being policy wonks with no real political experience on how to deliver. Not the case here, you get the policy and but also how to make that policy a reality!
President, The Association of American Publishers
Well worth the read because it focuses the mind on an unusual subject for progressives – winning.—Tom
California state senate [ret.], Author,
Ending the War in Iraq
Invigorating, insightful, inspiring and battle-tested. Creamer provides a 'how-to' manual for progressive victory in 2008 as well as a thoughtful guide for turing around America and meeting the challenges of
our global future. A must-read for serious progressives, whether they are grassroots activists or candidates for elected office.—John D. Cameron,
Director of Political & Community Relations, AFSCME Council 31
The JFK assassination has attracted some big-name thriller authors over the years (McCarry, Littell, Ellroy).
Now veteran nonfiction writer Paper throws his hat into
the ring with a new interpretation of one of the most
written-about incidents in American history...Paper
tells an engaging, well-structured, and briskly paced
tale, and he makes us believe, at least in the context
of the novel, that his particular conspiracy theory is
Journey Toward Justice
The story of the unwarranted prosecution and wrongful conviction of Dennis Fritz is compelling and fascinating. After serving eleven years for a murder he did not commit, Dennis was exonerated and had the strength and courage to put his life back together.
author, The Innocent Man
There have been one hundred eighty-one post-conviction DNA exonerations in America . The exonerated and their families are the heart and soul of this movement. There is no more decent and dignified a man, nor a more gentle soul, than Dennis Fritz. He has had the fortitude to tell his whole story. As always, I am in awe of his courage and humbled by his efforts.
—Barry C. Scheck,
The Innocence Project
Who Killed Andrei Warhol
Alexander J. Motyl
A tongue-in-cheek account of East meets West during the tumultuous 1960's, this delightful and sometimes hilarious story pits the absurdity of doctrinaire Soviet Communism against the vacuousness of the avante garde social-artistic movement epitomized by Andy Warhol and his New York Factory. The hero, Oleksandr "Sasha" Ivanov, a Soviet journalist, visiting America to obtain a first-hand look at the impending socialist revolution, meets Warhol and proceeds to interpret the artist's depiction of the icons of American commercialism as a deep philosophical critique of the capitalist way of life. Each of the artist's half-formed mumblings is imbued by the admiring Ukranian as a profound commentary on the futility of the American way of life. Meanwhile Sasha's own existence is being threatened by the slavishly brutal machinery of the Soviet state apparatus of which he is a part. The reader watches Warhol move toward an increasingly disastrous outcome, which is the product of his nearly complete self-absorption, at the same time that Sasha begins to question his belief in the Communist teachings that had, for him taken precedence over personal loyalty, marriage, truth, and even logic. Filled with such characters as Gus Hall, head of the American Communist party, Andy Warhol's artistic partner, Gerard Malanga,and the artist's "superstars" Viva and Valerie Solanas, plus student protesters and Black Panthers, Who Killed Andrei Warhol will delight readers with its humor, its ability to capture the zeitgeist of America in the late 1960's, and its highly
entertaining examination of the contradictions and
absurdities of Eastern and Western outlooks on the
Son of Scarface
The search for self is unending. But when the search is impeded by questions of truth and the veracity of assumed lineage, the seeker is thrown into an almost unimaginable quandary. Son Of Scarface is an extraordinary, well-written account of just such personal journey. Its venture into the life of one of America 's most notorious gangland figures is particularly scintillating.
—Kerry Zukus, author,
The Fourth House
Raising Our Children Raising
Raising Our Children,
Raising Ourselves operates on the radical
premise that neither child nor parent must dominate.
Aldort offers specific suggestions for relinquishing
control in favor of authenticity. Lots of help for
those who want to give up scolding, threatening and
punishing. Her SALVE “formula” alone is worth the price
of the book.”—Peggy O’Mara,
Editor, and Publisher, Mothering Magazine
Naomi Aldort reminds us that we
really can trust our children and our natural instinct
to love them unconditionally. Not only that, she shows
us how, with clarity and consistency. Her formula for
parenting truly is SALVE for the soul in troubled
times.”—John Breeding, Ph.D.,
Psychiatrist and Author of The
Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses.
Raising Our Children,
Raising Ourselves is a book long overdue and
should be on the must read list of all new moms and
dads. This book could carry a subtitle: “Saving the
Emotional Lives of Our Children and The Future of
Humanity…” As Naomi states: “Love must be unconditional
for a child to stay in integrity with his own authentic
self.”—James W. Prescott, Ph.D.,
Institute of Humanistic Science
In this stunning insight into
human nature, Naomi Aldort opens a window into
harmonious family-living…This book deserves to be widely
read, and not just by parents but by every being who
strives for peace…Dr. Aldort has distilled the essence
of peaceful parent-child relationships into what can
only be described as poetry of the human heart.—Veronika
Robinson, Editor, The Mother
The World of Women in Classical Music
A long, overdue exploration of the role
women have played in the classical music world, Dr.
Gray's book is fascinating, infuriating and
enlightening. Filled with insight and humor, The
WORLD of WOMEN in Classical Music opens the door to
previously "undiscovered territory"--a must read!—JoAnn
Falletta, Director, Long Beach, Norfolk, Buffalo
Global Guest Conductor
Impeccably researched, witty, eloquently presented and
containing an astonishing wealth of information, Dr.
Anne Gray's book will ensure greater awareness of the
musical presence and works of women of all times, thus
paving the way for an objective and more enlightened
perception for the future. —Gisèle
Director, Santa Barbara Symphony, Boston Pro-Arte
& Israel Chamber Orchestra, Worldwide Guest Conductor
This book speaks to the inner-city
teens regardless of color, and brings honor to thousands
of mentors, many off-duty police officers, who
selflessly give guidance to hundreds of thousands of our
at-risk kids, daily.—Shaquille O’Neal,
NBA All-Star, NBA MVP,
One of the 50 greatest players in NBA history
A Slam-dunk. The game is the metaphor to life in
this compelling story. The Players: five racially
diverse inner-city at0risk teens. The Coaches: two
off-duty cops. The Result: Adults mentor teens and
together they experience the power of teamwork, the joy
of victory and the value of friendship.—Bill Walton,
NBA All Star, UCLA
All American, One of the 50 greatest players in NBA
G-Men and Gangsters
Dominic always had a big mouth.
Now his big mouth is going to cause real trouble for the
G-Men." —Oscar B. Goodman - Mayor
City of Las Vegas
Gangsters is a riveting story expertly told of
one of the darkest chapters in the history of the FBI as
well as federal law enforcement. This startling saga of
how organized crime infiltrated the FBI, using it for
its own purposes and resulting in the savage deaths of
—Jeffrey Denner, Prominent Boston trial attorney
involved in both criminal and civil cases against the
FBI and Irish Mob
Abuse of Power
hard-hitting expose of another of Big Brother's
tricks...If it doesn't make you grind your teeth,
nothing will.—William A. Rusher - Former
publisher of National Review
You don’t really own your property. Under
‘eminent domain,’ the politicians can seize it for their
purposes, and toss you a pittance in return. Thank
goodness that Steven Greenhut, one of the stars of
American journalism, has exposed this evil as never
before, and shown us the way out.—
Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.,
President, The Ludwig von Mises Institute & Editor of