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Everyday a Miracle Happens
“ Urges us to believe in our dreams” LA Times
Is an easy read and a good choice in its field, that also light and fun” Publisher's Weekly

The Formula
Dr. Vernon Sylvest brings forth the wisdom of Spiritual Traditions and integrates it with a model of Western healing that really works. Highly recommended!
Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Use this book to sustain your commitment to a healthy happy productive life.
C.Norman Shealy, M.D., PHD

This is one of those books. It may help you through difficult times.
Bernie Siegel, M.D.

No Justice
There’s an all too believable conspiracy at the heart of this novel, one that is Frightening…
Publisher's Weekly

Riding the Wind
… speaks to the deep places within us.
Dan Millman - Way of the Peaceful Warrior

65th Octave
… a fast reading page turning novel that does describe real magic.
Sir Miles R Walker, Former Prime Minister of Isle of Man

How To Be Your Own Best Tennis Pro
This book puts the attention where it belongs, on self-development…
Jack Kramer
A great coach is one who help’s students help themselves to maximize performance…
Vic Braden

To Save Russia
This book will challenge historians and scholars for a long time to come.
Larry Dossey,M.D. Best selling author of “Healing Words”

Insights from the Secret Teachings of Jesus: The Gospel of Thomas
This book offers insights from the heart and mind of a man who has dared to accept this gospels difficult challenge…..
Elanid Pagels – Author of, The Gnostic Gospels

Destiny
This book is truly inspired and captivates the reader with this sense of inspiration.
Darla J. Blatnik, Attorney at Law, Univ. of Texas, School of law

How to be Your Own Best Psychotherapist
This work redefines the understanding off the human psyche.
Antonio Betencourt, M.D.

Of War and Weddings
We can all learn a great deal from this book. It contains lessons in life needed for our very survival as a species on this very small planet.
Brian Frankish - Executive producer – Field of Dreams

Twin Galaxies
Twin Galaxies is the font where video player worship….
The Toronto Sunday Star

Your Star Child
Here the Author gives her interpretation of the implications of what I consider to be one of the most important ideas in the Cayce readings…
Charles Thomas Cayce - President of the Edgar Cayce Foundation

Bringing Home The Sushi
Here’s a chance for readers to be entertained while getting a lively, behind the scenes look into the Japanese mind.
Kevin Cashman – President and CEO of Executive to Leader Institute

The Revised Kama Sutra
Exuberant picaresque novel….. Publisher's Weekly
The Rushdie of Catholicism – The Asian Times, London
The author’s approach to sex is warm, sensitive, and at the same time, very, very funny…an important find – Business Standard

Elementary My Dear & Fabulously Low Fat
I have not seen a simpler, easier, more pragmatic or healthier approach to weight loss.
Steven E. Swartz, M.D, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Univ. of the Health Sciences.

Lucky That Way
… now I know something about what it’s like to be a producer
Orson Scott Card

 

 


Praise for Blackberries in the Dream House

"With poetic language that gracefully reveals the vibrant, lush world of Kyoto to the reader, Frank gracefully tells the story of two lovers eternally bound by fate and time."
Booklist:
Kristine Huntley, Reviewer


" Blackberries in the Dream House is an elegiac and erotic tale about the forbidden love between a geisha and a Buddhist monk named Kenji in Kyoto, Japan a century and a half ago. ... "Blackberries" concerns the deepest meaning of love. Filled with the sensual delights of two bodies in love, this novel flows with color and texture."
Santa Cruz Sentinel:
Chris Watson, Book Editor


“ What would happen to us if we were to undertake the discipline of turning our life entirely and self-consciously, into a poem? Through Yukiko, who becomes both a contemplative Buddhist and a geisha skilled in the refinements of sensuous pleasure, Diane Frank allows us to live within the soul of a young woman who has undertaken to create a life imagined and expressed as a poem, in every moment, waking and sleeping, making love or meditating. With its power of language, Blackberries in the Dream House will seduce many readers into considering whether a prosaic life is the only choice we have.”
Pierre DeLattre
Author of Walking on Air and Tales of a Dalai Lama


“ Diane Frank's exquisite sensibility manifests throughout in Blackberries in the Dream House; it is both erotic and metaphysical. In fact, her great strength is that for her there's no division between the two. The result is this fine lyrical novel.”
Stephen Dunn
Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet


“ Blackberries in the Dream House is written in beautiful prose, like linear poetry. This novel is carefully crafted, full of exotic images, very soft, no hard edges, just beautiful."
Nick Lawrence
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“ Blackberries in the Dream House gets to you like a caress from the most longed-for and tender of lovers. It turns you on and heals your heart. Diane Frank is a poet goddess whose exquisite incantation will leave you naked in your own sacred house of dreams.”
Alan James Mayer
Talk Show Host, Radio Producer


“ Blackberries in the Dream House made me weep from its beauty. The language is breathtaking, the story is delicious, and the book is filled with light.”
Jennifer Hawthorne
Bestselling Author of Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul


" Diane Frank’s story is a metaphysical romance novel written in delicately poetic prose. When her heroin, Yukiko, is happy, butterflies fill her hair and hummingbirds fly out of her mouth. The lovers don’t make physical love so much as meld into one being."
Des Moines Register,
Ellen Heath, Book Editor


“ Blackberries in the Dream House reads like an altered state of consciousness. Its powerful language and exotic love story combine to create a deep impression that lasts far beyond the end of the book.”
John Kremer
Author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books


“ Reading Blackberries in the Dream House is like reading one continuous prose poem. You step into a floating world of piercing beauty, wild magic, and earth-shaking emotions. For days I walked around dazed, lost in the dream.”
Caree Connet
Award Winning Poet


“ The novel meets the poem in this lovely book with the most exquisite seamlessness. The beauty of language and image Diane Frank is able to maintain, line after line, seems to flirt with the miraculous.”
Nancy Berg
Award Winning Poet


“ When you remove everything that is not necessary, something glows underneath.' This novel glows with Diane Frank's poetic and visionary wisdom, through an erotic journey illuminating universal cycles of birth, death and rebirth. After having immersed yourself in the sacred lives of Yukiko, a geisha, and the young monk, Kenji, in an older, artistically flowering Japan, you might feel, as I did, along with Yukiko, 'My feet are slices of melon, birds curling over rocks. Where have they taken me now?"
Diane Averill
Author of Beautiful Obstacles


“ Blackberries in the Dream House is a passionate novel written by a poet. It is told using deeply saturated images by a woman who lives with vibrating intensity. Frank has a keen eye for the terror and majesty of falling in love, and a kind heart for the circuitous paths the heart takes to escape."
Terry Brennan
Reviewer, The Chicago Reader

 

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