Meet Author of Love Centered Parenting At Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington, March 12

Long Island resident, Maria Gavriel, author of Love Centered Parenting will be a special guest at a book signing and discussion hosted by The Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington, NY on March 12, 2015 from 6:30-8pm. (located at 299 Main Street)

Love Centered Parenting

Port Washington, NY, USA (January 22, 2015) — Long Island resident, Maria Gavriel, author of Love Centered Parenting will be a special guest at a book signing and discussion hosted by The Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington, NY on March 12, 2015 from 6:30-8pm. (located at 299 Main Street)

“The greatest expert on parenting is the parent, and the best support group for raising a child is community.”

That is the key message given by author Maria Gavriel in Love Centered Parenting: Contributing to Your Child’s Wellness by Living From The Heart and Cultivating Your Inner Wisdom (ISBN 978-1-45252-336-1, Balboa Publishing, 2014, $14.99, 190 pages,

Part memoir and part parenting guide, Love Centered Parenting challenges parents to learn how to turn up the volume of their inner voice and rely on intuition and inner knowledge when deciding what is best for their child.

This top seller teaches parents how to wholly parent their children on a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. It empowers parents to listen to their intuition and reach out to a supportive community when making tough decisions.

Gavriel details her own parenting journey and how she embraced a holistic approach to raising her children. The author opens her book with a candid account of fertility challenges, pregnancy and birth while addressing common concerns such as diet and natural healing. Gavriel encourages all parents to listen to their intuition, whether or not they choose a holistic approach.

In Love Centered Parenting Gavriel relies heavily on her professional research skills as a paralegal for more than a decade to address such important issues as:

• The commercialization of children
• The harm done by media on child development
• The addictive effects of sugar on the child’s brain
• The risks of vaccinating children
• How to make your life free of toxins

“The true and best answers to the challenges of raising a child cannot be found on the internet or from the advice of doctors, counselors, child development experts but are readily available for parents who learn to listen to their inner knowledge and rely on their intuition,” stresses Gavriel. “Ultimately there is no single correct way to parent but a conscious, intuitive way unique to each parent and family. There is no one size fits all so we simply must align with what is right for us.”

Parents often feel lost and ambivalent when it comes to raising their children – whether they are a first time parent, or raising their first teenager, adds Gavriel, but parents who understand that they are innately capable of guiding their children will eventually trust themselves to parent from a place of wisdom.

The findings in Love Centered Parenting are based on 10 years of the author’s meticulous research via books, articles, medical research, internet resources, personal experience, community experience, and conferences, seminars and summits attended.

Kim John Payne, M.Ed. and author of two parenting books, says of Gavriel: “Maria’s path of discovery has achieved something very rare and precious. That she has been willing to share her wisdom with us is a priceless gift.”

More accolades for Love Centered Parenting come from Grady Harp, a Top 100 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer who says, “Maria Gavriel could very well become the now generation’s Dr Spock – and that is meant in the most laudatory way. This book is not only about parenting: this book is about life and the way we all should be living it.”

The book signing and discussion with Maria Gavriel is scheduled for March 12, 2015 from 6:30-8pm.

The Dolphin Bookshop
299 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050

Maria Gavriel

About Maria Gavriel
Maria Gavriel is a holistic mom, writer, healthcare educator, and paralegal professional. She is a member of the Holistic Moms Network and Waldorf Education parents’ groups. For the past six years Gavriel has presented workshops to the community on topics such as genetically modified food, the commercialization of childhood, therapeutic essential oils, and tips for dealing with common health issues. (

Media Contact: For a review copy of Love Centered Parenting or to arrange an interview with Maria Gavriel contact Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications at scottlorenz[at] or by phone at 734-667-2090 or by cell at: 248-705-2214.

‘Bookmiser’ Hosts Book Signing with Pinnacle Lust author January 31 in Roswell, GA

Israeli Native Taps Life’s Work as a Nurse During War Time in an Authentic Novel, Pinnacle Lust.

Pinnacle Lust

Atlanta, Georgia, USA (January 15, 2015) — Atlanta resident, Michelle Dim-St. Pierre, author of Pinnacle Lust will be a special guest at a book signing hosted by Bookmiser Book Store in Roswell, GA on January 31, 2015 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. (Bookmiser is located at 4651 Sandy Plains Rd. Roswell, GA 30075)

A native of Israel and a skilled medical professional, Michelle Dim-St. Pierre left her homeland for America to further her career in nursing, recently finding herself giving up her lifetime career to write her first novel, a stirring and unforgettable story of romance and intrigue.

Pinnacle Lust is scheduled to be released this month. This story takes place in Israel during Operation Desert Storm, where an illicit affair leads to great love, betrayal and an unregretful commitment.

Sharon Lapidot, is a beautiful young nurse who falls deeper and deeper into an affair with a married doctor. Her world is shattered by powerful and eroding mistakes, but her courage leads her to an unregretful commitment in a land far from home. It is only eighteen years later when her daughter discovers that the man who raised her is not her biological father.

In explaining her career shift from nurse to writer, Dim-St. Pierre says, “The nurse in me is sealed in my heart-it is me. I believe that the right time to change careers is when you reach the pinnacle. In my case it was even better, my nursing career inspired me to write.”

The final push to write Pinnacle Lust came when the author was vacationing in Hawaii. “I wanted to read something that felt authentic and real… not a Cinderella story… I wanted more of a resemblance to real life in my reading material, so I decided to try my hand at writing such a story.”

Besides the affair between nurse and doctor, Pinnacle Lust deals with:
• The power of love in a woman’s life and the resilience of the human spirit.
• The real, raw emotions of an escalating affair – the duality of love and hate, lust and anger.
• The culture in Israel and how the Jewish religion factors into that with the dichotomy of the religious and the secular Jews.
• The effect of Operation Desert Storm on everyday life in Israel.

Dim-St. Pierre’s nursing career, alongside her personal experience of having lived in Israel during Operation Desert Storm, is reflected in her writing.

Michelle wove many of those firsthand experiences into Pinnacle Lust which she says steers the reader to this truth: “Life doesn’t always work out the way you want it to, but the human spirit is resilient and can survive and flourish given enough time. That love outlasts everything.”

Pinnacle Lust has already earned much praise from top reviewers including:

“A fascinating, sensual read!”
-Grady Harp,
Top 50 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer

“I was captivated.”
-Amos Lassen,

“Some scenes never leave your mind…”
-Steve Bowden,
New York Times best-selling author

“The sensual and s*xual components stretch beyond the erotic, creating a genuine, intellectual read.”
-Dr. Idan Militcher, S*xual Therapist,
Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv

The book signing with Michelle Dim-St. Pierre is scheduled for January 31, 2015 from 11:30am-1:30pm at:

Sandy Plains Rd. @ Hwy 92
4651 Sandy Plains Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 993-1555

About Michelle Dim-St. Pierre
Born in Tel-Aviv, Michelle lived through four wars and served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years. She practiced for 32 years in the surgical field and health care administration. A full-time writer, she is a world traveler who enjoys cooking epicurean food. For more information, visit:

Media Contact: For a review copy of Pinnacle Lust or to arrange an interview with Michelle Dim-St. Pierre contact Scott Lorenz, President of Westwind Communications Book Marketing, 734-667-2090 or or