The Story Behind Dark Lullaby by Mayra Calvani

I lived in Turkey during my twenties. It was an incredible experience. Not only did I learn to speak Turkish, but I also made wonderful friends and learned a ton about their customs and folklore. Many Turkish people believe in the cin (pronounced ‘jean’). Not the jinn as westerners know it; you know, the genie that comes…

The Story Behind Depression and Your Child by Deborah Serani

“Depression and Your Child” grew out of my experience of being a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of pediatric depression.  I wanted to write a parenting book to raise awareness about depressive disorders in children, teach parents how to find treatment, offer tips for creating a healthy living environment and highlight important adult parenting…

The Story Behind The Kochia Chronicles by Khanjan Mehta

Over the last decade, I have led poverty alleviation and sustainable development projects in Kenya, Tanzania, India, China and other countries. These projects range from telemedicine systems and ruggedized biomedical devices to low-cost greenhouses, solar food dryers and rainwater harvesting systems. Between the humble successes and the countless failures, I have gained a good understanding…