Where We Get Our Authors for Loving Healing Press: An Interview with Publisher Victor Volkman
Welcome to Day 5 of this 6-day virtual tour to promote the wonderful books I am fortunate enough to publish. I’m Victor Volkman, CEO of the fastest-growing publishing company devoted to self-growth, recovery, psychology, and social work books. When people ask me where we get the authors for our books, I tell them that we have authors from around the world including Pakistan, Iraq, the UK, Australia, Canada, the US and so on. For the children’s books our authors have been only from the US and Canada so far.
Currently, we’re not soliciting for new children’s authors. In general, we’re trying to build new products from our existing base of authors rather than taking on any new authors in 2011.
The time required to bring a new author up to speed is exhausting and we get more synergy by keeping our existing authors busy and productive.
I’ve been working with a few authors who are committed to developing abilities in youngsters along with self-esteem, judgment, and respect for others. Specifically, Robin Marvel has been leading the way with her Awakening Consciousness series of books for boys and girls. These books also use native American stories and legends to help make their points while safely allowing children to explore some New Age concepts like chakras, aura reading, and drumming circles. There are also a lot of arts and crafts activities included in that. We recognize it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but for those with an open mind or who have children that are already asking questions, it might be the ideal book for them.
We have a book in progress called “What Do You Use to Help Your Body?” in which the main character Maggie travels the neighborhood with her mom and they ask people they meet that question? Again this helps normalize the idea that not all bodies are perfect and people can use things to help them without shame or expecting ridicule. That book makes me cry every time I read it. Another book in development is “I’m not Weird, I have Sensory Processing Disorder” a children’s book by Chynna Laird whose memoir “Not Just Spirited!: A Mom’s Sensational Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder” came out last year. SPD is a growing problem and it basically is a condition where kids are hypersensitive to sights, sounds, smells, kinesthetic sensations, and even can’t stand to be touched by their own parents. It brings up all kinds of issues from clothing to food to you name it.
Several of our new books are showcased all this month at the National Writing for Children Center. Please visit the center at www.writingforchildrencenter.com to learn more about them. And, to find out more about ALL of our books, please visit our website at www.LovingHealing.com.
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