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Thursday, September 15, 2011


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Marsha Casper Cook is the author of six published books and 11 feature-length screenplays, a literary agent with 18 years of experience and the host of a radio talk show about the business of writing and entertainment, “A Good Story is a Good Story,” on the World of Ink Network. She and her guests discuss writing and what’s new in the entertainment field. Her other published works include “Sala, More Than a Survivor,” a non-fiction biography about surviving the Holocaust. She has also written three other children's books, the short stories “Snack Attack”, “The Magical Leaping Lizard Potion" and the poetry collection “The Busy Bus”.

She has also published one of her screenplays as a book, IT'S NEVER TOO LATE.
Marsha’s other screenplays range from romantic comedies to crime thrillers to family dramas. Her scripts “Grand Central Station” and “Romancing Gracie” were optioned by movie studios, and the latter was named a finalist at the ASA, Houston and Chicago Film Festivals.

Wanting to help new writers reach their goals, Marsha founded the literary agency Marcus Bryan & Associates in 1996, and achieved signatory status from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) within two years. In that capacity, she has represented more than 100 screenwriters and authors, and has also optioned books to movie production companies. Marsha has spoken about her work and the craft of writing to a wide range of audiences including bookstores, schools, museums and local cable and will continue to speak to the media.

All of Marsha's books can be purchased on , are also all e- books on, Kindle , Nook and all other electronic media.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pensacola, Florida, United States of America ( September 14, 2011 -- 1 GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE AND A GOOD BOOK THIS WEEKEND. Welcome visit Our WebSite: Pensacola, Florida. World Castle Publishing announced the September 15th release of Feel the Passion by Marsha Casper Cook. Feel the Passion is a fast paced Women’s Lit/Drama revolving around a woman named Elaine Lewis. Elaine is a woman who has everything: a nice house, a loving husband, and more money than she knows what to do with. She lives a life most would consider the fairytale happy ending. What would drive a woman who has everything to risk it all and fall into the beds of other men pretending she is someone else? The answer could surprise you. Marsha Cook does a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life in this emotional rollercoaster. As soon as the reader thinks they have Elaine figured out, Ms. Cook throws in another plot twist. This novel is sure to please the reader who enjoys conflict and drama. Marsha Casper Cook is the author of six published books and 11 feature-length screenplays. Her published works include “Feel the Passion,” a romantic novel about a family in crisis, and “Sala, More Than a Survivor,” a non-fiction biography about surviving the Holocaust. She has also written three books for young children, including the short stories “Snack Attack” and “The Magical Leaping Lizard Potion” and the poetry collection “The Busy Bus.” She has also published a book version of her romantic-comedy screenplay, “It’s Never Too Late.” Wanting to help new writers reach their goals, Marsha founded the literary agency Marcus Bryan & Associates in 1996, and achieved signatory status from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) within two years. Since early 2010, Marsha has hosted radio shows on Blog Talk Radio. She recently has joined with Host V.S, Grenier as the other half of World of Ink Network Blog Talk Radio. Her show "A Good Story Is a Good Story" is about writing. She also does a weekly show with V.S. Grenier and J.D. Holiday “WHAT IS SUCCESS?” Feel the Passion is available September 15, 2011 at your favorite bookstore. More information can be found online at betrayal dramatic novels love and romance PASSIONATE NOVELS Share | Contact Information Name: World Castle Publishing Company: World Castle Publishing Email: *** WebSite: About the author We are a new and growing publisher of ebooks and trade paperbacks.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Larry Sheridan - Author
Thoughts about things that I, Larry Sheridan, think are meaningful and/or important.


Hope - Where is it today?
I have created my blog on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Why? Well, it’s because I believe in hope. The events of 9/11 were an attempt to suck that hope out of our lives as well as our culture. But guess what, it didn’t work. The terrorists failed as most bullies do. It didn’t work then and I don’t believe it will work now, though it seems that our country needs to find the hope lost due to the challenges and frustrations created by our current economic and political environment. We need to not only feel hope but also visually see hope emanating from our leadership and, unfortunately, it is hard to see much less find. One of my favorite movies is “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” with Jimmy Stewart. I think it should be part of our country’s high school curriculum and mandatory for our politicians to watch. But where can we find the Mr. Smiths of today?
I watched a program last night about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A woman who lost her son in those attacks was interviewed. He had called and left a message on her answering machine before the towers fell. She made an incredible statement. It was a powerful statement. She said (I’m paraphrasing here) you can either be mad and angry for what you lost or you can step back and say wow, we had him for 33 great years and be thankful for that. I would like to believe but, in reality, I don’t know if I would have that kind of strength and courage. This woman impressed me. This mother who lost her son gave me hope. I know that nothing I write will offer that much strength or hope but maybe it can offer something positive.
There are a lot of places where hope can be found but unfortunately many of those places are not in Washington. I am an author who tries (and I hope succeeds) in writing stories that offer hope. In my novel, A Work in Progress ( my main character, Jeremy Jackson, is a regular guy who gets caught up in something much bigger than he is, facing two options – one is giving up and the other is fighting for something. There are a lot of other authors who write with similar forms of hope. John Locke’s Donavan Creed series offers hope in the average guy. Gerard de Marigny, an up and coming author, does the same. Musicians like Davin McCoy and The Coming Attractions sing of hope.
We can find hope but it’s just not that obvious. I wish there were more Jimmy Stewarts in the world but it seems we’ve not found them yet. We must never give up our hopes and dreams, whatever those hopes and dreams are. This blog isn’t about selling my book, it is about reminding people there is still hope and there are those who still try and offer that hope though it seems that our hopes and dreams keep getting beaten down. As I’m sure you’ve heard like I have the saying that “bad news sells” and if you watch enough news you know it’s true. The extremists, regardless of their perspectives and affiliations, get the most interest and highest ratings. Don’t get caught in this trap. Search out the providers of hope. Take the extremists for what they are: extremists.
If you want a break from the realities of the day, the recession, the jobless numbers, the fear then check out the authors and musician I’ve mentioned above or check out my book – you can get it in a print version or for the Kindle. Regardless of how you do it though, don’t give up on hope. I would love to hear from you. My blog will only have an entry once every 4 to 6 weeks so I promise I won’t bombard you. If it means something to you then please pass it along. I would love to make the message of hanging on to your hope something that goes viral on the internet but even better yet goes viral in our society. Let’s make a difference together. Let’s make hope a virus! How cool would it be to help make hope something people are catching! I know, it sounds corny, but hey, at a minimum, it might help one person find some hope in the current challenging environment we are prisoners of and I know that just one more person becoming hopeful would be a good thing. Check out my website – – my twitter @AboutmybooksLS – my novel’s, A Work in Progress, Facebook Page:!/pages/A-Work-in-Progress/225449777471634 and if this really meant something to you then please e-mail me and let me know: – I would love to hear from you. My main character, Jeremy Jackson, and I both thank you for taking some of your time to read this, maybe together we can make hope the news of the day!


This is a very unusual blog. I have never done this before but I felt I had to respond. . I wrote a book SALA, MORE THAN A SURVIVOR,Sala Lewis is the survior and she is still alive and speaks to children and adults. This is a review I just read. My response is below. I have never been upset by a review or a rejection but in this case I thought the reviewer didn't realize this wasn't a Holocaust history book this was a very young girl's memories and how she lives her life after having gone through hell.
"Sala - More than a Survivor", August 29, 2011 By Eleanor A. Slanga "Eleanor" Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sala - More than a Survivor (Kindle Edition) Having read over 45 books on the holocaust, I found this one to be somewhat different in that it portrayed a survivor from a different point of view. Sala most assuredly went through untold hell while in the various camps. However, I felt she took unfair advantage of her sister Dora. She continuously relied upon her sister - sometimes, I felt her dependence bordered on excess. Her sister, I think is the real heroin of this book. She did everything for her little sister Sala. Sala wanted a career in Hollywood and she pursued it. She purports to love her daughter Evelyn so much, so then why did she consistently leave, go off to satisfy her selfishness through her career. She married a man she didn't love - just to satisfy her sister? C'mon that's really lame. She then found another man whom she "adored." She married him in a private ceremony and didn't even invite her own daughter to the wedding. In reiteration, I'm convinced Sala suffered much, but I also think she took unfair advantage of her sister Dora, her borther-in-law Irving and even her husband Jerry. I don't think she even gave her first husband Ben a chance at their marriage. The author(s) are remiss in that they gave no details of her dislike for Ben, perhaps if this were offered, it might shed a different light on the matter. All in all, the book is okay, the descriptive elements are lacking, too many stepped over events. For me, this book just didn't really hang together. Sorry for the suffering of Sala and Dora while in the camps, but Sala needed to get her head on straight and not continue to take advantage of her wonderful sister.
COMMENT - BY AUTHOR - MARSHA CASPER COOK Your initial post: Sep 12, 2011 12:38:49 AM PDT Marsha Cook says: I am the author of this book Marsha Cook. I understand you have read over 45 books on the Holocaust but as the author I felt this book was written from the memories of very young girl who was luckily sheltered by the love her older sister had for her. Her first marriage was not one she would have chosen had she had the opportunity to choose. She thought what she was doing was right and because she was very young her marriage didn't last. The book purposely did not talk about her first husband because that was the survivors wish, and as the author I realized that Sala was brave enough to tell the world her story and she didn't want to discuss certain parts of her life.The events were told exactly as Sala knew them. I don't know if you are a survivor or not but I am not. This book was written for the positive attitude Sala has when she speaks to children and offers them hope if their own lives are less than perfect. She wanted to tell the world to move forward no matter how hard it is and that when you survive what she did it didn't stop her from going on and having a very nice life and a very wonderful family. Her book had only what she knows as the truth and as the writer I felt her strength of character compensated for lacking events. For me, the mere thought of being able to survive and able to grow up and have a life after being in such a living hell was enough. Every survivor knows their own story and that is hers. I am sorry you didn't feel anything for Sala because every time I look at Sala when she speaks all I see is a little girl who survived! Edit this post | Permalink