Welcome to the Press Page.
Here you will find articles and interviews about and with me and also authors who have worked with me. Come behind the scenes and see what goes on there. Reading about it may spark your own creative interest.
Behind-the-scenes articles and interviews with me include those on Creativity Portal, Where the Client Is, and the Oakland Tribune. And we have two behind-the-scenes interviews with my client Rahima Warren, author of The Star-Seer’s Prophecy, about her writing process: the case study, “A Psychotherapist’s Journey of Becoming a Writer,” and an interview from Wordshaping.
In an interview in Psychology Today, my client Larry Decker, author of The Alchemy of Combat, speaks with deep journalist Pythia Peay about his transformative work with veterans.
There is also a review of my book, Starting Your Book: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What’s Inside You, by Expressive Arts Counselor Shelley Klammer.
Below are brief descriptions of each interview or article. To read them in their entirety, click on the “Press Room” page and then click on the sub-page of your interest.
1. Creative Careers in the Arts Interviews: Book Developer & Creativity Coach Naomi Rose
In which interviewer Molly Anderson-Childers asks me about:
- My early jobs before choosing a career as a book developer (my first job, age 13: stringing necklaces for a Greenwich Village jewelry story for 50 cents a necklace)
- What inspired me to write my book, The Portable Blessings Ledger: A Way to Keep Track of Your Finances and Bring Meaning and Heart to Your Dealings with Money
- My writings about money and the inner life, and claiming one’s true inheritance, plus insights about money to share with my readers (hint: money is a relationship)
- My work as a Book Developer; benefits of working with a Book Developer instead of going it alone
- Methods I use to help writers find their own unique voice
- Some favorite ways of treating myself well.
This interview originally was published in Creativity Portal.
2. Interview with Naomi Rose, Book Developer, in “Where the Client Is”
In which “Where the Client Is,” a therapist-marketing site, interviews me about my work and why I believe it’s good for therapists to write a book.
Originally published on “Where the Client Is: Building a Better Practice.”
3. Interview with Naomi Rose, Publisher of Rose Press, by Dave Newhouse of the Oakland Tribune
In which the (now-retired) veteran reporter interviews Naomi Rose about her maiden voyage as a publisher — of Claudio Naranjo, MD’s seminal book, Healing Civilization.
A ROSE IS A ROSE is Naomi Rose, a courageous woman who’s seeking to blossom as a neophyte independent book publisher in the age of the Internet.
“Her first release by Rose Press is Healing Civilization by Claudio Naranjo, which blends perfectly with her plan to publish books that deal with healing.
“Naranjo, a Chilean psychiatrist and a pioneer in the human potential movement, asked Rose to edit his manuscript of Healing Civilization. She was impressed enough by its message that she offered to publish it. It’s been quite a journey since then.
“In publishing books that heal, Rose healed herself, finding something substantive….”
Originally published in The Oakland Tribune.
4. Book Review of Naomi Rose’s book, Starting Your Book: “The Art of Writing a Book” by Shelley Klammer, Expressive Arts Counselor
“When I discovered Naomi Rose’s writing voice, I instantly felt a deep love for her honest and revealing way of writing, and her connection to the sacred in the creative process. I was stumbling in my commitment to begin a book about how to re-discover the authentic self through the art of collage. It was Naomi’s believing voice and heart that got me started….”
Originally published on Creativity Portal. (This review is also the Foreword to the book.)
5. Psychotherapist Rahima Warren is interviewed about her process of writing her visionary healing novel, Dark Innocence (Book 1 of The Star-Seer’s Prophecy trilogy).
“I didn’t plan to write a fantasy trilogy,” Rahima explains in answer to the question, “Why do you write fantasy?”
“The hero, Kyr, took over my life and turned me into a fantasy writer, so he could go on his arduous but healing journey…. I love deep fantasy novels that explore the truths of the soul, and magical possibilities beyond the screen of ordinary life. In Western rationalism and scientific thinking, truth is found in provable facts. For the human soul, that is a dry fountain.”
Rahima Warren in her writing room
Originally published in “Wordshaping ~ The Relaxed Writer.”
6. Case Study, Rahima Warren: A Psychotherapist’s Journey of Becoming an Author
7. Interview with clinical psychologist and author Larry Decker in Psychology Today about his work with veterans (Interviewer: Pythia Peay)
Larry R. Decker, PhD, is the author of The Alchemy of Combat: Transforming Trauma in Combat Veterans: A guide for therapists, as well as family, friends, loved ones, colleagues, and others who care (Suluk Press). A book-development client of mine, Larry’s book profoundly impressed me with its depth of heart, wisdom, and dedication to helping veterans find the inner and outer help to transform their traumatic war experiences into wholeness, growth, and even leadership.
Interviewed by deep journalist Pythia Peay in her anthology, America on the Couch, Decker’s responses to her questions are excerpted from her book in Psychology Today.
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