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
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
C.Norman Shealy, M.D., PHD
This is one of those books. It may help you through difficult
Bernie Siegel, M.D.
There’s an all too believable conspiracy at the heart of
this novel, one that is Frightening…
Riding the Wind
speaks to the deep places within us.
Dan Millman - Way of the Peaceful Warrior
a fast reading page turning novel that does describe real magic.
Sir Miles R Walker, Former Prime Minister of Isle of Man
To Be Your Own Best Tennis Pro
This book puts the attention where it belongs, on self-development…
A great coach is one who help’s students help themselves
to maximize performance…
To Save Russia
This book will challenge historians and scholars for a long time
Larry Dossey,M.D. Best selling author of “Healing
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
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
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
Brian Frankish - Executive producer – Field of
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
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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."
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.”
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.”
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."
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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
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.”
Bestselling Author of Chicken Soup for the Woman’s
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
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
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.”
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.”
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?"
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."
Reviewer, The Chicago Reader