Japanese publisher Seiwa Shoten has released a Japanese-language edition of Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction, published by Addicus Books. The author is Rod Colvin. The foreign rights sale was handled by the Susan Schulman Literary Agency in New York.
Ernest Lageson, author of the bestselling book, Battle at Alcatraz, A Desperate Attempt to Escape the Rock, passed October 25, 2019, in Kensington, California. In his book, he told the story of the 1946 escape attempt by six inmates. It was one of the bloodiest uprisings in the history of American prisons. During the three-day siege, inmates took nine guards hostage. When it appeared their escape attempt was failing, the inmates shot all nine hostages. One of the guards, Ernie Lageson’s father, survived.
Ernie was fourteen at the time; he and his family lived on Alcatraz Island—in the apartments for employees. He drew from personal insights as he told the story.
For many years, Ernie traveled to the Alcatraz Island as the guest author, signing his books and sharing his unique knowledge of the famous island’s history with visitors and tourists. Ernie Lageson was 87.
The sixth edition of Straight Talk about Breast Cancer rolled of the press in October. The lead author is Suzanne Braddock, M.D., who is twenty-five-year breast cancer survivor. She wrote the book after her own double mastectomy and chemotherapy; she wanted to help other women who had pressing questions about breast cancer and its treatment. The book is used for patient education for hospitals and cancer clinics across the nation.
The third edition of Cancers of the Head and Neck—from Diagnosis to Treatment is now available. The book was written by William Lydiatt, MD, head and neck cancer specialist and cosmetic surgeon Perry Johnson, MD.
Dr. William Lydiatt, co-author of Cancers of the Head and Neck, has been named vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Congratulations!
Straight Talk about Breast Cancer, 6th edition, will roll off the presses in August. The book explains how breast cancer is diagnosed; it also explains how it is treated with surgery and radiation therapy; the book also discusses chemotherapy along with hormone-blocking therapy and targeted therapies. This edition of the book marks the 25th anniversary of the first edition of the book; it was the first book published by Addicus Books in 1994. The lead author is Suzanne Braddock, M.D., a breast cancer survivor of breast cancer.
The second edition of Divorce in Illinois—the Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect is off the press and available through bookstore. The author is Chicago attorney, Steven Peskind, Esq.
Another new edition, Divorce in Arizona, is in development. The new edition will be available in late summer 2019. The authors are Arizona attorneys, Marlene Pontrelli, Esq., and Robert Schwartz.
A new title, 101 to Know if You Are Addicted to Painkillers, is scheduled for release late this summer. The book offers 101 lessons for overcoming opioid addiction with sections on: understanding addiction, treatment options, getting sober, healing, and recovery. The author is Michael McGee, M.D., an addiction medicine psychiatrist.
The Addicus title on maternal fitness, Exercising through Your Pregnancy, has just been released in the Polish language. It was published by the Polish organization, The Association for Women’s Support.” According to the association, “during the fifteen years of their operation, there had been no books on the subject available in Poland; so, they joined with other non-profit groups to purchase the rights and publish the book themselves. The rights acquisition as handled by the Susan Schulman Literary Agency in New York.
In early February, Addicus Books publisher Rod Colvin was interviewed for an episode of the Oxygen Channel’s five-part series, “Deadly Cults.” The third episode, “The Rulo Killers,” was based on the book, Evil Harvest:The True Story of Cult Murder in the American Heartland, by Rod Colvin.
The program is available for purchase through Amazon.com and the Apple store.