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Robert Thomas Doran

October 16, 2015
A Prison of Lies

With his 2012 novel A Prison of Lies: A Journey Through Madness, author Robert Thomas Doran crafted a gripping, introspective tale of unrequited love, rejection and mental illness. Told through the eyes of a protagonist named Tom, who spirals from depression into the depths of madness upon losing the woman of his dreams, the book is loosely-based upon Doran’s own experiences and represents a raw, unfiltered retelling of one man’s journey to the darkest corners of human emotion.

Through Tom’s struggle, A Prison of Lies provides a unique examination of topics including human sexuality, violence and suicide, and Doran’s eloquent, confessional style of writing offers a glimpse into what clinical emotional trauma looks like from the inside. Written as an act of faith, the book serves as both a vital, cathartic component of Doran’s recovery as well as a beacon of light for others who are fighting to escape the wilderness of mental ilness. READ MORE


Stephen B. Seager

October 3, 2014

Stephen Seager, M.D. is one of America’s leading authorities in mental health care and the criminially insane and is a passionate advocate for the reform of the mental health care system in the United States. Originally hailing from Ogden, Utah, Seager grew up in the suburbs of San Francisco. He graduated from the University of California at Davis and received his M.D. degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. After working as an emergency room physician for ten years — an experience that inspired his first two books, Breathe, Little Boy, Breathe and Emergency — Seager returned to residency training for four years and became a board-certified psychiatrist at the age of 38.

After serving as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for ten years at UCLA Medical School, Seager is currently employed at Napa State Hospital in Napa, California. Inspired by his time at Napa, Seager’s latest book, Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally Insane, was released in September of 2014 by Simon and Schuster. Within its pages, Seager documents the harrowing life of a doctor in the violent, dangerous world of an American forensic mental hospital. READ MORE


Blake J. Harris

June 25, 2014

Blake J. Harris is a writer and filmmaker based out of New York. In May of 2014, HarperCollins published his book, Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation, an insightful, behind-the-scenes look at the video game console battle between mighty Nintendo and Sega, the cunning upstart, in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Within its pages, Harris studies the people, products and strategic gambits that helped put Sega on the map and put a dent in Nintendo’s dominance.

Harris is currently co-directing the documentary based on his book, which is being produced by Scott Rudin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. He will also serve as an executive producer on Sony’s feature-film adaptation of Console Wars.

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What is your creative background, and what inspired you to write Console Wars? READ MORE


John Svazic

April 18, 2014

John Svazic is the founder of ARM Trading and has been trading the foreign exchange market for over 10 years. During this time, he has worked on trading strategies, finding solid investment advice and combining it all to help grow his own money tree.

Over the course of his life, John has worked as a vacuum cleaner salesman, a vertical plane engineer, a professional software developer, a manager as well as a martial arts instructor. John is also an avid artificial intelligence enthusiast. His passion for technology, love of sharing his knowledge as well as a strong desire to help others has led him to his latest career as a book author.

In his first book, Growing the Money Tree: Financial Freedom One Leaf at a Time, Svazic shows the average person how they can begin to grow their own money tree and find financial independence. READ MORE


Withered Tree

April 15, 2014

Withered Tree lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he’s resided since the mid-1960s. During the 1960’s, he started meditation with Zen Master Suzuki Roshi, but found it too formal, so he continued on and off using Zen-style on his own for about 20 years. Later, he changed to Calm-Abiding as his meditation practice matured.

A veteran of psychedelic substances, he sold Mexican brick-marijuana and Owsley LSD during the 1960s, all while taking hundreds of hits himself. In later years, he spent time working straight gigs, raising non-neurotic kids, getting married and divorced and remarried.

His book Stoner Meditation was published in January of 2014, and is written from direct experience, as the stories he relates are all true and accurate. All profits from Stoner Meditation, after expenses, are donated to charity. READ MORE