Five Authors Nominated by Loving Healing Press for Pushcart Prize 2015


Loving Healing Press of Ann Arbor, MI, announces five nominations for the upcoming Pushcart Prize. LHP Pushcart 2015

2015 marks the Pushcart Prize XL – the 40th anniversary of the Pushcart Prize. Loving Healing Press celebrates the occasion with other small presses as it announces its five nominations for the 40th Pushcart Prize. The authors come from a wide variety of life experience backgrounds including psychologists, artists and musicians, and educators.

The following titles have been nominated by Loving Healing Press for this year’s Pushcart Prize:

1. The Pact: Messages from the Other Side – author Barbara Sinor, Ph.D. is a retired psychotherapist who counseled adults recovering from childhood sexual abuse, PTSD, addiction recovery, and adult children of alcoholics.

2. Vanished: A Cory Cohen Psychological Thriller author Sandra Levy Ceren, PhD is a retired psychotherapist, expert on relationship counseling, and author of the Dr. Cory Cohen mystery series.

3. Alfredo’s Journey: An Artist’s Creative Life with Bipolar Disorder author Alfredo Zotti is a musician and artist from Australia who has mentored hundreds of sufferers through online counseling and the Anti-Stigma Crusader’s Journal.

4. Love Imagined: a Mixed Race Memoir author and poet Sherry Quan Lee, MFA, Creative Writing is a Community Instructor at Metropolitan State University and has taught classes and mentored writers at Intermedia Arts, and the Loft Literary Center; and many other organizations.

5. Lost in My Mind: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – author Kelly Bouldin Darmofal is currently a freelance writer, wife, educator and stay-at-home mother. Because she suffered a severe closed head injury in 1992, and endured a lengthy convalescence, Kelly now advocates for the TBI of America – especially students.

According to Victor Volkman, the publisher and owner of the press, Modern History Press (MHP), has been the most active imprint this year, has done a great job of fulfilling its primary mission of “telling empowering tales of life, conflict, and the struggle for identity in modern times”.

“I am especially proud of this year’s nominees because of the emphasis on memoir and introspection in an easily accessible way that informs others about their particular obstacles whether it be overcoming prejudice, coping with grief, struggling with a mental illness, or triumphing over a profound handicap,” says Volkman.

He goes to on to tell that in the coming year, MHP will return to the theme of social justice through poetry and literary criticism.

Each book nominated for this year Pushcart Prize is available in hardcover, paperback, and all popular e-reader formats for individual purchase and loan through school and library systems from eBrary, EBSCOhost, and Content Reserve’s Overdrive program.

For queries and information about the press, write to:

Loving Healing Press
5145 Pontiac Trail
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9627


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