26 December, 2010
22 December, 2010
Date: December 22, 2010 5:22:15 AM EST
To: “Jacqueline Farlow”
Subject: Finding Emmaus
Finished the book a couple of days ago. I am assuming this author is a friend of yours. I hope you will let her know that I loved it. I thought it was a well thought out approach addressing interests and concerns relating to the paranormal and paranormal psychology. The characters draw you in and the whole work flows nicely (a very easy read) - some you like, others you think you can love, and of course, those that you just can't wait to abhor in the sequel. Pamela cleverly included obvious concerns about the pharmaceutical industry and mental health diagnosis that are all too often deceptive and far from being emphatically uplifting. A nice tie in with Dr. Breggin's issues on "psychiatry as spiritual profiling" and reform psychiatry (I did a little research there). All are interests near and dear to my heart - especially empaths.
Glasner's book is written in the same vain as my all time favorite The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (amazing book cover) - two time lines that merge, paranormal activity, psychological thriller. Over 500 riveting pages that I finished in 3 days - couldn't put it down. I know you said you don't have time to read but I think you would really like this one.
I am glad we found the Aurora Art and Design Center. And I am equally glad I spied the book on your bookshelf. Thanks for being there.
Hope the holiday season is treating you well!
14 October, 2010
Please visit my blog — I just posted my first article!! — and I'd absolutely love it if you'd become a "fan" of mine (there's a link for that to the right of my photo).
Please note: if "fan" does not work, you can also click on "Get Email Alerts From This Blogger" and it will bring you to the same dialogue box. Thanks!!
04 October, 2010
I had the opportunity to hear her speak in NY City this past Tuesday, September 28th, and was able, after the show, to spend some time speaking with her.
I told her about “Finding Emmaus”, its message and mission. Well, she must have liked it because I came home last night to an e-mail from Arianna inviting me to have my own blog on The Huffington Post. What an honor!
One last thing: if you are ever presented with the opportunity to hear her speak in person, DO IT! She’s fascinating, compelling, humorous, knowledgeable, gracious — and just about every other complimentary adjective I can imagine!
20 September, 2010
I am thrilled to be able to tell you that on September 8th I received notification from James A. Cox, its editor-in-chief, that my debut novel, “Finding Emmaus” was just chosen to be reviewed and enthusiastically endorsed by this prestigious organization.
This is what they had to say:
Empathy is within us all, but some feel it stronger than others. “Finding Emmaus” is the first book for the Lodestarre series, a historical fantasy telling a story of two Empaths who live three hundred years apart whose talents are written off as mental illness. Through this gap, the two Empaths seek to understand their talents and what they mean, even when society snubs them.
“Finding Emmaus” is a thoughtful and fascinating read and take on society through fantasy. Highly recommended.
Their publication, known as Book Watch will feature “Finding Emmaus” in their 2010 issue. Additionally, “Finding Emmaus” will also appear in the Cengage Learning, Gale interactive CD-ROM series "Book Review Index" (published four times yearly for academic, corporate and public library systems), as well as the book review databases LexisNexis and Goliath.
They will also be posting their review on Amazon.com.
This is just such an honor — I’m over the moon about it!!
15 September, 2010
Early in the 1960’s, Virginia area school board attempted to ban “To Kill A Mockingbird” from their school, calling it “immoral literature”. My first reaction when I read that was, WTF?????
Well, it must have been Ms. Lee’s as well, because, amazing writer that she is, she penned, back in 1966, a clear, concise, cuttingly beautiful letter to the nincompoops which was, in my opinion, a thing of beauty — and this is what she said:
“Recently I have received echoes down this way of the Hanover County School Board’s activities, and what I’ve heard makes me wonder if any of its members can read.
Surely it is plain to the simplest intelligence that “To Kill a Mockingbird” spells out in words of seldom more than two syllables a code of honor and conduct, Christian in its ethic, that is the heritage of all Southerners. To hear that the novel is "immoral" has made me count the years between now and 1984, for I have yet to come across a better example of doublethink.
I feel, however, that the problem is one of illiteracy, not Marxism. Therefore I enclose a small contribution to the Beadle Bumble Fund that I hope will be used to enroll the Hanover County School Board in any first grade of its choice.”
Bravo for Ms. Lee!! You have always had my respect and admiration. This makes me want to buy you a beer, slap you on the back and give you a hug!!
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08 September, 2010
Sandra and Russ Wells of Para Explorers Radio focus on paranormal & historical research.
On September 7th 2010 they spoke with Ms. Glasner about her writing in general, “Finding Emmaus” in particular, her research methods, her commitment to historical and factual accuracy, and her characters’ roles as social advocates.
06 September, 2010
" ... an intimate listening of our inner voices, deepest yearnings and even blind spots to our egoic sabbateurs ..."
I predict you will build a growing and enduring following among those who resonate with your skillful, wise and lyrical story-telling .... lyrical because it suggests a tone poem with epic overtones. A superb work of art by a most gifted storyteller.”
29 August, 2010
I just got home from the Film Industry Mixer at Young Studio in Hartford and OMG, I had the best time!!
The evening began with a walk down the red carpet as I entered, with photos being snapped and flashbulbs going off — it was fun and I loved it. Then I got to spend the rest of the night surrounded by (and speaking with) producers, directors, assistant directors, journalists, radio and TV hosts, news anchors, cinematographers, photographers, actors, writers … I ran into old friends (lots of them!) and made several new ones. I was in HEAVEN!
I also got to spend time chatting (and laughing!) with some of my favorite radio and TV personalities: Ann Nyberg, Mary Jones and Colin McEnroe.
There were 600 people at this event but it didn’t seem like a zoo, at least not to me. Oh, it was crowded, but it was warm and friendly and there was electricity in the air, no matter which room I was in. I kept running into people I knew and people who knew me and who knew my book. In fact, I am to call a TV host who has a local show in the New Haven area and wants to interview me about my book and my upcoming national tour.
One of the interviews I especially enjoyed was Melissa Mackenzie’s. She is the Senior VP of Maverick Entertainment Group and they specialize in marketing and distribution, two things I know absolutely nothing about. She was fascinating to listen to — a vital segment of the industry but one I’d never even thought of. What a treat!
My car was parked about 2 blocks away and on my way to it, I saw a man getting on a HUGE motorcycle, so of course I just HAD to say something to him: “Wow — your ride is a lot nicer than mine!” and we wound up speaking for about 20 minutes. It turned to be Assistant Director Stephen "Lucky" Luckingham. Wonderful man, and so knowledgeable. It was a warm night and the street was quiet and it was just such a pleasure to speak with a professional about something he was so obviously passionate about.
I’m SO glad I volunteered to work at this event, because not only did it make it POSSIBLE for me to meet all those amazing people, it made it EASY!
It was a beautiful, magical night and I am so delighted to have been a part of it.
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24 August, 2010
23 August, 2010
This book’s got a little something for everyone: historical research, ghosts and spirits, mental illness, overcoming the most profound obstacles in order to become all you were meant to be, and living a life that matters.
This promises to be a fascinating evening — you won’t want to miss it!
Borders – Commack
68 Veterans Memorial Highway
Commack, NY 11725, USA
Thursday, 26th August, 2010 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm
For questions, directions or other information:
Books will be available for purchase and for signing.
Reservations are not required but would be appreciated by the staff at Borders.
22 August, 2010
I’ve never seen or heard anything like it. Bluish-grey smoke burst out of the tire, black shrapnel showered our windshield and sprayed the side of our car, and the tread from his tire simply disintegrated right before my eyes. And the sound! OMG — even with the windows closed, the air conditioning on and the music playing, it was deafening. Scared the you-know-what out me.
No-one was hurt, thank goodness. We pulled off the road and onto the shoulder at the first safe place, and the truck driver pulled over immediately behind us. I got out and inspected my side of the car and, amazingly, there was no damage whatsoever. I called to the driver, “Are you alright?” and he smiled and waved.
Everyone was OK. And just like that, it was over. Of course, my heart didn’t stop trying to pound its way out of my chest for another 15 miles.
Way to get your blood flowing, that’s for sure!
Moravian’s, by the way, is a beautiful shop in a town so charming, you can’t help but feel as though you’ve just stepped into a Currier and Ives painting. My hosts were lovely people, and some old friends, Pennsylvania natives, whom I’d not seen in several years, were able to attend, so it was a nice afternoon, all around.
18 August, 2010
On Saturday, July 17th, 2010, they spoke together at the Ithaca Barnes & Noble Bookstore about their books, their experiences and, each in their own way, their personal -- and very passionate -- commitments to rectify a troubling situation which literally effects everyone from every walk of life.
The event was well-attended, the questions from the audience were excellent and, as you can see J, a good time was had by all!
Ms. Glasner & Dr. Breggin extend their thanks to all those who attended, plus a special thanks to Liz Hudson, the Community Relations Manager of Barnes & Noble Ithaca, for all her hard work on their behalf.
10 August, 2010
01 August, 2010
VERY exciting news!
Listen in as Syl Kacapyr, host of Morning Newswatch WHCU-AM, ‘mentions’ the latest buzz about “Finding Emmaus” — it’s all very exciting and I’d love for you to share with me.
This interview was on Saturday, July 17, 2010, the morning of the Barnes and Noble author event called “Pills and Politics — The Devil’s Bargain”
Click here: Pamela Glasner interview with Syl Kacapyr - July 17, 2010
27 July, 2010
Or, more accurately, "Finding Emmaus" is.
Ladies and gentlemen, Pamela Glasner has entered th 21st century, albeit kicking and screaming :-)
I'd love it if you'd check it out.
24 July, 2010
This video is a gift from a good friend of mine, Natalie Walker, from Lincolnshire, UK. Hope you enjoy it.
14 July, 2010
~~Five-Star Review by April M. Hanson, San Jose, CA; ReviewTheBook.com~~
428 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA, 18018
Date: Saturday, August 21st, 2010
Time: Beginning @ 1:00PM, New York City time
06 May, 2010
Despite the day’s persistent downpours, the event was well-attended and both Ms. Glasner and her book were well-received. After a fifteen-minute presentation, which included the reading of two short excerpts, the floor was opened to the audience to ask questions if they wished. And ask questions they did … for 20 minutes.
“I've so much to be grateful for, so much to look forward to, and wonderful people in my life to depend on and celebrate with. And all I can say is Thank God.
“There’s no reason for any of this to have happened,” says Glasner of her new career. “Outside of my degree, which says I’m an English teacher, I've no formal training to be a writer. I had no résumé with which to wow a potential agent or publisher, nor did I have an office wall-papered with rejection slips or a bookshelf full of unwanted manuscripts.
“All I did was spend three days in a monastery at a silent retreat and, in the absence of external noise, I dug deep down inside myself and found the voice that’s apparently been clamoring for my attention for fifty-something years.”
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04 February, 2010
Saturday, February 20th, 2010
All are invited to an exhilarating afternoon of humor and seriousness as three dynamic women speak about three completely different yet surprisingly interrelated — and vitally important — aspects of life.
The event will take place at the Acton Library on Saturday, February 20th, at 2:00PM (That's New York City time)
The library is located at 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, Connecticut (USA). Please call 860-395-3184 for additional information.
Maureen Haseley-Jones, aka The English Lady, is a much sought-after and highly respected lecturer, writer and radio gardening expert. In her talk entitled “Garden Earth”, she will speak to us about creating a beautiful organic garden without using the harmful chemicals that pollute the air, water, plants and indeed, our lives. Healing our planet, one garden at a time.
Diana Melville, CLU, ChFC, veteran financial planner and investment advisor with the Barnum Financial Group, lectures on a regular basis throughout the state of Connecticut. She sits on several boards and is currently president of the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Melville will speak on "The 10 Most Common Money Mistakes." This is must-hear information due to the very serious financial environment we are in today.
Author and social advocate, Pamela S. K. Glasner will discuss her newly-published dark historical 350-year fictional yet factually-based journey through the history of treatment for the mentally ill and the intolerances of society for anything that is perceived as different, the disturbing contemporary trend of misdiagnosis and overmedication, spirituality and the ardent desire to lead a life that matters, and the indisputable human right of free will.
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