May 242013
 

NTNT cover webNo Horns, No Trumpets: A Memoir of Brain Injury and Recovery
Alice D. Clark & Richard W. Clark

Once a normal day is lost, will it ever return? A reckless driver runs a stop sign and plows into a motorcycle. On that beautiful October day, a young mother’s life shatters as doctors tell her that her 15-year-old son will never come out of the coma. But when he does, the doctors are at a loss. No treatment plans for traumatic brain injury exist in 1970. But Alice Clark refuses to take no for an answer – knowing her son is a fighter, she brings Rick home. As his greatest champion, she uses her head and heart to guide him from sitting in a wheelchair to downhill skiing, from being unable to speak to writing and editing a monthly newsletter. In No Horns, No Trumpets, Alice and Rick tell their story of setbacks and successes with humor, honesty, and pathos.

About the Authors

Alice Clark tackled the challenge of her son Rick’s brain injury in 1970 and became an early advocate for traumatic brain injury. Active in several TBI organizations in Florida and New York, she and Rick traveled across New York and gave speeches on behalf of Think First, a program aimed at educating teenagers about brain injuries. For nearly thirty years, Alice continued to learn about TBI from personal experience, trial and error, and from the many professionals she met before she began work on No Horns, No Trumpets. She enjoyed golf, horseback riding, scuba diving, and downhill skiing, and took classes in painting, photography, bartending, and flying. She became a stockbroker in her 50s. Her uncanny ability to always see light at the end of the darkest of tunnels was a gift she generously shared with others.

Traumatic brain injury survivor Rick Clark’s competitive drive and desire to succeed thrived even after his motorcycle accident. Under his mother’s guidance, he finally found his niche when he began writing stories about his experiences with brain injury, and writing became his career. As the founding and current editor of the North Country Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Center’s newsletter, Sudden Impact, Rick writes heartfelt stories focusing on the positive aspects of life with brain injury and always extolling the many virtues of positive thinking. He enjoys public speaking and one day hopes to compile an collection of his stories.

Available in print and in a variety of electronic formats:
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Note to booksellers: For information on ordering multiple copies of this title, please contact Pamela Clark Bickle at nohornsnotrumpets@gmail.com. Thank you!

May 242013
 

cruise cover webHow to Sell Cruises Step by Step:
A Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a “Cruise-Selling” Travel Agent
Lori Berberian Pelentay

How to Sell Cruises Step-by-Step is a beginner’s guide to selling cruises for travel agents. Whether you are a new or seasoned agent, this book gives you a checklist of everything you need to know when making cruise bookings. The book goes into detail about Mass Market, Premium, and Luxury cruise lines, and discusses each element of a cruise booking, including reading deck plans, money matters, and how cruises work. A bonus chapter teaches how to organize your office and gives samples of forms that are useful in keeping track of your bookings. A must-read for any travel agent who sells cruises!

Whether you are a new or seasoned agent, this beginner’s guide to selling cruises provides a checklist of everything you need to know to make cruise bookings. It discusses different cruise lines and elements of a cruise booking, including reading deck plans, money matters, and how cruises work. A bonus chapter teaches how to organize your office, with sample forms for keeping track of bookings.

About the Author

Lori has been selling cruises since 1984. She started in reservations at Princess Cruises, and worked her way up to eventually working as liaison between the ships and the home office. In 1988 she went to work onboard the original Love Boat for the Mediterranean and Baltic Season and got to climb the pyramids, walk in the steps of Jesus, navigate past the Arctic Circle, and meet some of the most extraordinary people. After returning home, she began selling cruises as a travel agent and never looked back. She has been featured in numerous magazines, is a Master Cruise Counselor through CLIAA, and is considered an expert in her field.

She now lives in California with her two children, and tries to take at least two cruises a year. She has met some of her dearest friends onboard ships, and considers herself very fortunate indeed to have been able to cruise the world. She hopes this book opens doors for you so that you, too, can experience the world from the balcony of your very own stateroom!

Available in print and in a variety of electronic formats:
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Note to booksellers: For information on ordering multiple copies of this title, please contact Lori Berberian Pelentay at lori@kensingtoncruises.com. Thank you!