Carol Adler, MFA’s first ghost-written book listing her name as co-editor, Why Am I Still Addicted? A Holistic Approach to Recovery , was endorsed by Deepak Chopra, M.D., and published by McGraw-Hill. Other publications include three novels, four books of poetry, and well over 200 poems in literary journals. She has ghostwritten over 40 non-fiction and fiction works for a number of professionals in the education, health care and human potential industries.
Carol is President of Dandelion Books, LLC, www.dandelion-books.com of Tempe, Arizona; a full service publishing company. She is also President and CEO of Dandelion Enterprises, Inc., www.write-to-publish-for-profit.com and President of the International Arts & Media Foundation, a non-profit subsidiary of Dandelion Enterprises, Inc.
Her business experience includes co-ownership of a Palm Beach, FL public relations company and executive management positions in two U.S. rejuvenation and mind/body wellness corporations, for which she founded publishing divisions.
Carol has served as editor of several poetry and literary magazines.
Her career experience includes extensive teaching of college-level creative and business writing, and conducting of writing workshops in prisons, libraries, elementary, junior and high schools, and senior citizen centers.
The Write to Publish for Profit http://www.write-to-publish-for-profit.com and Dandelion Books http://www.dandelion-books.com websites complement each other by providing aspiring as well as accomplished writers and authors: a writing coach, professional ghostwriter, book doctor, editor and publisher; and a place to publish, market and promote hard copy books, ebooks, articles, poems, and more.
Dandelion is dedicated to giving its clients and authors personal attention and producing quality services and products.
We are proud of our publishing model because it offers the benefit of working "hands-on" with a team of experts from start to finish.
"Look at things the way you want them to be, and then make them happen." --Max Steingart
"The Messiah will come when he is no longer necessary." - Franz Kafka
Excerpt from Write to Publish for Profit , by Carol Adler
The Good Life starts with a dream, and if your dream is to become a successful published author, I’m here to celebrate and support you.
As a professional ghost writer, “book doctor,” editor and publisher, I have spent many years “weaving the dreams” of others and serving as a midwife for the birth of some of the world’s most precious “children.”
Take risks. Grow wings. All types of writing are related, and learning how to write for each targeted readership is a magical way to sharpen your technique and broaden your income base.
I encourage you, above all, to hold the vision of being a professional. Cherish your dreams. Know that you are on the success path if you are focused on your goal, willing to listening to advice, open to accepting criticism without taking it personally, and impassioned about producing your very best written work at all times.
If Good Doesn’t Come
(From Naked in Daylight: Poems by Carol Adler )
What is love? asks a child,
her sick kitten cradled
in her arm.
Bedtime and snowstorms, steamy baths,
sleet tapping against the window, prickly as
Uncle Wiggley's bunny whiskers, my
father patiently saying yes
to another story I already knew by
heart. Propped up on one elbow at
the foot of the bed, he was the child,
I the kitten curled up in the soft
drone of his voice. Last time
I visited him in the nursing home, his eyes
filled as he said, "I want to help
Finicky about daily shaves,
he says the barber's name
is Tom Someone
with six grandchildren and photos.
"Whiskers are only for creatures that
wiggle their ears," he
grins, pressing my hand.
In The Republic Socrates masks as Plato and pretends
to know The Good. I got my
‘A’ but can only remember the professor's
beer belly and mismatched socks. My father
didn't need a course.
When he dies, I won't ask questions or
make statements, but take my place by
his workbench while he patiently hammers
tiny nails into leather sandals for my
Shirley Temple doll, each tap-tap!
a dotted exclamation poking out of
wintry fields like frosticled
Carol, your poems are magnificent. They are most thought-provoking and require time to read. Your life experiences provide insights and wisdom that is the property of very few people. --John H. Brand, D.Min., J.D., Author
"How may I help you?"is the first hyperlink on my Write to Publish for Profit website ( www.write-to-publish-for-profit.com ). When you click on this question, it leads directly to the "Contact Me" page ( http://www.write-to-publish-for-profit.com/professional-writing-coach.html ).
I'm here for you 24/7 to support you with your writing, ghostwriting, editing, publishing, marketing and promtion questions and concerns!
Send me your projects, writing exerpts, drafted manuscripts... or maybe just some ideas that you'd like to develop into a hard copy book, ebook, set of articles, blog, etc.
My Write to Publish for Profit website is rich with information about how to write, publish, market and promote hard copy, ebooks, articles, resumes, blogs, etc. This website is integrally linked to my publishing company website, http://www.dandelion-books.com .
At Dandelion Books, a boutique online publisher, you will find a great selection of outstanding titles in the following categories: Uncensored Books, "America Speaks Out," Conscious Solutions, Unfettered Fiction, Poetry... and more. The website also has many free ebook excerpts for downloading, and E. Lucas-Taylor's excellent freelance writers' marketing ebook. Download a free excerpt at http://www.dandelion-books.com/sell-your-writing.html .
Also, enjoy a free exerpt of my book, Write to Publish for Profit, at http://www.write-to-publish-for-profit.com/creative-writing-service.html or http://www.dandelion-books.com/write-to-publish-for-profit.html . The entire book is available for download from both of these web pages and it is also available as an Amazon Kindle ebook at http://www.amazon.com/Write-Publish-Profit-Non-Fiction-Fiction/dp/B001AB1VDS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&qid=1219506989&sr=1-4" .
And... for a bit of fun, I invite you to become acquainted with some of my fiction!Read a free excerpt from Slouching Past Bethlehem, available at http://www.dandelion-books.com/Dandelion-downloads.html . This "sexy, fast-read" demonstrates almost every existing creating writing technique for "hooking" or engaging the reader while simultaneously delivering a powerful wake-up call for spiritual growth.
After one of the Dandelion authors read the book, she openly confesses it changed her life by giving her a fresh perspective on a relationship that wasn't working and a "self" that hadn't yet tuned in to her life purpose.
I have so much to share with you and I certainly look forward to helping you write and publish your works!
"In case you don't always see it yourself...there is a STRONG thread working to connect ALL the books you have published... the human spirit is indeed indomitable!!!!
"...You, Carol, are dynamic... you have earnestly and with utmost compassion believed in each one of us, your clients--your fledglings. Thank you!!! Your love and generosity of soul span the ages."
--Becky Reed, Author Romance Stew: The Way to a Woman's Heart
"I have published three books with Dandelion Books (Living with Soul, volumes 1 & 2, and It’s All About Control) and am delighted with their professionalism, attention to detail and willingness to work with authors. Carol Adler, the publisher, is a very easy person to work with and is dedicated to showcasing her authors’ work on the Dandelion and other web sites, through book wholesalers and via a program of press releases.
"Dandelion also uses cutting edge technology to present authors’ works as e-books and is currently ramping up to a whole new set of e-book formats and outlets."
--Tony Stubbs, Author
"You have guided me to where I am today. One of theses days I will discipline myself to really watch my punctuation. Don't give up on me. I WILL get around to it eventually!"
--Sheila LeSueur, Client
"My experiences with Dandelion Press
"I'd like to share my wonderful experience with Dandelion Press. I was referred to Carol Adler by Peter Shepherd of www.trans4mind . He is a European psychiatrist/therapist who runs several publications as well as a private practice and creating wellness and self help programs. Because I had come to respect him so immensely, I chose to contact Carol when I was ready to self-publish.
"Carol is not only exceptionally well educated but reads people very well. Her writing expertise and business sense provided a marvelous backdrop for my first experience in this realm. An avid reader and publisher of a few short articles, I was a 'babe in the woods' regarding the publishing arena. It's obvious that Carol has tremendous experiences in this arena.
"Her marketing sense helped to hone my writings. hahah! Even though it's at times difficult to release the 'baby' for suggestions by others, her ideas and rewrites - always with my permission - made my book most enjoyable and readable. My original drafts were a bit "haughty" and that wasn't my intention in communicating. Carol was able to "see" me and my personality...and when I felt a need to change things to be a bit more myself, she was super. I don't know how she manages to keep her own ego at bay - because of her tremendous skill and love of her field - but she does it with class!
"Carol is a writer and I've read two of her novels. There is an ease in her style of writing...and that carries over to her dealings with people. She has depth of spirit, an uncanny awareness of humanity, and the ability to be generous. Carol is a true professional and today that is such a joy!
"I have to admit that Carol's suggestions were the parts most enjoyed by friends, neighbors, and family with whom I shared (hahahah! 'pushed') my work.
"It has been such a grand feeling to have something of myself in written form in hardcopy. My daughters have enjoyed my humor, small takes on wisdom, and 'hopeful' stance in my book. I would tell you quite candidly and with much enthusiasm that Carol Adler with her publishing house will be a wonderful step for you in fulfilling your own personal goals."
-B. R., Dandelion Author
"As you must know the word Cromaat was and is the word that the mystery schools use to seal a wish or any thing that was done...I always use it.. I use it like I use so mot it be!! or is done!!!
"At the moment I signed the agreement, I used it to seal my wish. I asked God and to the greatest intelligence with whom we work to make a better world, to guide you and me and help us to make the best of my little story. I asked God To bestow you with the greatest creativity, to increase your grace, intelligence and wisdom to inspire you, To make you see very clear my intentions and the purity of my heart to make this story shine...
"I know you were chosen to help me. I don't think, there are to many people in the publishing business who have the spiritual awareness that I can feel you have..That fact makes me feel good because I know you will enhance my story and not butcher it just because you don't have the understanding... I want the language describing the story to be simple and easy to read. A simple way that all the children and even the adults can read with out difficulties...
"The greatest disappointment for me when I read a book is to see that it is written in such a way that makes it hard for the reader to read. With books like that I put them down and don't touch them again... The other day I so a book with a gorgeous cover, to tell you the truth, I felt compelled to read it just because the cover was so inviting. However when I started to read the book, the way these ladies wrote that book only had a purpose. First to show how well they were able to expressed using the must intricate words and using a great deal of quotes in foreign languages..The little that I read of that book was so boring that I lost total interest. I understood then, that no body should judge a book just by the look of its cover...
"That experience inspired me to understand once more, that simplicity is the language of God!!
"I have placed my trust in you and I know that you will do a great job. Not only because you are an experience professional in these matters but also because I think you feel the same way I do.. I am not perfect but I am a perfectionist. My teachers always tell me DO IT WELL AND BE POSITIVE!!!.When we meet we will talk about some of these experiences, I know that will help us to work with this story with a very especial understanding...
"I thank God for letting me to meet you, I would not feel comfortable If I had to be working with my story with some one else...
"THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME, YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW YOU WILL BE COMPENSATED..TRUST ME!!.. JUST LIKE WHEN I SAID TO YOU.
"THIS PROJECT IS IN GODS HANDS AND HE WILL GIVE US THE MEANS OR OPEN THE DOORS TO GET IT DONE...THE MUST IMPORTANT IS TO KEEP THE PURITY AND SINCERITY...
"GOD BLESS YOU."
--Norma Pastor, Client
"I checked with several self-publishing companies prior to signing with Dandelion Books. Since signing, I have been very pleased with Dandelion and Carol Adler in particular. She is honest, has been very helpful whenever I have questions, is always available, and has helped advertise my book. Since my book has been published, Feb. 2007, I have placed three orders which arrive within 7-10 days. A nice convenience is that I can order as many or as few books as I need. I would highly recommend Dandelion Books."
--Dolores Proiette, Author
"Carol..this is it. I know that God is in charge of Marrisingle, and you too....there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for the opportunity to meet you. Even if we only sell one copy, the journey has been so worth it.
"Wishing you the warmest blessing over Easter, love you, Brenda
"Stretching the Wings of Change
"I saw myself as a bird; my wings were ready to test the strongest wind now! One afternoon while reading the newspaper, my (third eye) picked out an announcement about a writing and publishing seminar that as to be given in the Phoenix area. “What do you think?” I turned to Randy, who was seated next to me, reading another section of the paper, “You know it always means something when a newspaper article pops right out at me! Should I take that Marrisingle Journal to this seminar and see if it’s worth pursuing? Get a professional opinion?”
"Embracing my excitement, Randy encouraged me, 'Yes, yes. Go, Brenda!'
"Pulling into the parking lot, there it was again, that magical feeling of excitement that I was connecting with someone or something very special.
"Three women introduced themselves and one in particular caught my eye. Shivers ran down my spine, with goose bumps quickly forming; I knew it was the connection to her. After a break in the presentation, I went outside and grabbed my typed manuscript. Before going inside again, I spoke to God: Well, here it is God, you’ve been pushing me, nagging me for awhile to get on with this, here I am, right where I am suppose to be, and I am giving to the right One. So I know from here, you’ll take it where it’s suppose to be, no hard feelings God, if it was just to reach me, I am ok with that too!
"Eagerly I gave it over to the One. Smiling, I approached her, petite and very pretty, and she stood ready with a warm smile and outreached hand. 'Hello, I’m Carol Alder, Dandelion Books.'
"It was if she was waiting for me. I introduced myself, explained the contents of my manuscript and where I was at, and asked if she would mind giving me her professional opinion.
"Within several days, Carol called me back and we met. She told me how important Marrisingle could be, how helpful this book could be others. She urged me to tell my story because it would be valuable for others to know about my journey."
--Brenda Frantz, Client & Dandelion Author
"Carol, you are so special, everything that I have read so far is spot on. Wow!
"I doubt that there will be that much to change. You have captured my words , my heart and it has brought tears to my eyes. You are an artist and I am in awe of your gifts!
"You always make it fun for me and help me to relax and I am in awe of your gift.
"To have this incredible help and support surrounding this project from the spiritual world is truly a gift.
"I will hopefully get to it soon and it is such a pleasure to work on this book with you.
"I love who and what you are doing. It gives me such joy to watch youexpand the passionate work that you do so masterfully.
"May the Love of humanity awaken in every heart. You are a blessing in our lives, Happy are the Holy days!"
--Ronna McEldowney, Client
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
"Dear Mr. F.,
"Carol will be publishing my first hard copy book on XXXXX as well as helping me publish an e-book called XXXXX . . . . Carol has been working fiercely for her whole life for a free press and freedom of speech . . .
"Thank you for all your hard work and your bravery,"
"The multi-talented Carol Adler, President of Dandelion Books, is so highly respected, gifted and knowledgeable that when I put a manuscript in her hands I know it will come back in ready to go condition. As a Professional Author of twelve books and counting with a busy speaking, training and writing career, I confess I don't have time for the painstaking wordsmithing or the patience to go over every little edit. With my work in Carol's capable hands I don't have to! I can confidently trust that my work (to the word!) will be perfectly turned out and polished to a very high standard. And that leaves me free to create the content I am purposeful and passionate about."
--Patricia Chamberlin, Client
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