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My Name is Shane and I Have a Mental Disorder

A Layman's Version
of Mental Disorders

By Nola Mae Ross
and Susan McFillen Castleberry

 

$20.00

ISBN #: 1-887144-23-4

Publisher: Wise Publications

Released: November 2009

Size: 8 1/2 x 11 • Hardcover

Pages: 123 • Color and Black and White Photographs

My Name is Shane and I Have a Mental Disorder

A Layman's Version of Mental Disorders

By Nola Mae Ross and Susan McFillen Castleberry

This book contains stories from people who have honestly and bravely told their life histories -- their fears, their anguish and their uncertainties -- after they were diagnosed with bipolar, depression, panic attacks, OCD, schizophrenia or ADHD.

Who better to learn from than those who have been and are living with mental disorders ? Reading about their life struggles, their joys, their failures and their faith, offers new insight into the understanding of these disorders.

This book offers a better understanding to families who have members recently diagnosed with a mental illness. Helps for mental disorders are very difficult to find, as we personally found out, and finding the very little help that is available would try the patience of Job.

We hope that this book will help the general public realize that mental illness is no more disgraceful than physical illness, and needs to be researched and treated just as diligently.

 

About the Author

About the Graphic Artist

Nola Mae Ross is the author of 26 books about Southwest Louisiana and it's people, including the classic stories of Hurricane Audrey and Hurricane Rita . On the last five books, her daughter, Susan McFillen Castleberry has joined her in these efforts.

 

 

 

Marcy Perkins, an accomplished graphic artist has designed most of the Ross books

Other Titles by Nola Mae Wittler Ross: Southwest Louisiana Veterans Remember Volumes I and II; Louisiana Homes, Volumes I and II; Marsh Gator Mystery; Lost at Sea; Diaries of Louisiana Circuit Riders; Mardi Gras in Calcasieu Parish; Crimes of the Past; Louisiana Acadian Homes; Airplanes for Breakfast; Food, Faith, & Family; Pioneers of Calcasieu Parish, Volumes I, II, and III; Marsh Music; Jean Laffitte - The Louisiana Buccaneer; Footprints of the Kilties; Cameron Pioneers; The Devastation of Hurricane Rita; Hurricane Audrey

Airplanes for Breakfast

By Nola Mae McFillen Ross

From the 1940's to the mid 80's, Nola Mae McFillen Ross, was part of the operation of McFillen Air Park, a small Grassroots airport in Lake Charles, LA. A commercial pilot, Ross, describes in this book the escapades and adventures of pilots who flew at McFillen Air Park.

"Flying was as different from today," says Ross, "as driving a horse and buggy, compared to driving the modern car. Rules and regulations were whatever the pilots deemed best. Small airports were the focal point where pilots got a chance to fulfill their dreams, to break the surly bonds of earth and to soar off into the uncharted, uncluttered sky.

"But the day of the little Grassroots airport is gone forever. The old grass runways, in the midst of cows and wide-open pastures, have been replaced with miles of cold, hard concrete. And planes, with electronic gear are now so computerized that those pilots of the old Cubs, without lights, starters, radios and almost no instruments, can only stand and gaze in wonder.

"So for those who never experienced pioneer aviation, this book paints a picture of how flying used to be and of the many escapes that took place on the typical small airports."

Airplanes for Breakfast

By Nola Mae McFillen Ross

 

$20.00

 

ISBN #:1-887144-12-9

Publisher: Wise Publications

Released: 2000

Size: 8 1/2 x 11 • Hardcover

Pages: 93 • Black and White Photographs

About the Author

Nola Mae Ross took up a career in writing after the closing of the McFillen Air Park. She has written many titles about Louisiana and its unique history. She has twice won the Donald J. Millet Historical Award, plus the numerous other awards and certificates with her writing.

 

The Best Part

of Growing Up

By Al Hinchee

 

$15.00

The Best Part of Growing Up

By Al Hinchee

This is a synopsis of one boy’s experiences as he saw them while groping his way through the trials and tribulations of childhood, puberty, and those exciting teen years. I am that boy, and I have written this for future generations, who may be interested in knowing more about what my life was like in those days before TV, computers, refrigerators, antibiotics, polio vaccine, air conditioners, pizza, fast-food restaurants, washing machines, dryers, electric irons, interstate highways, helicopters, jet aircraft, space travel, atomic power, and many other technological developments of the twentieth century

Publisher: Wise Publications

Released: 2014

Size: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 • Paperback

Pages: 106

Write a Book Ma'am

A lifetime collection of tales by a teacher

By Barbara Hollier

Miss Barbara Hollier grew up in Elton, Louisiana. She has spent a lifetime teaching children at various local high schools. During her career she taught English and Business Education. After learning the ropes as an educator she found a home at East Beauregard School from where she retired. Ms. Hollier spent many hours in front of a chalkboard talking to her students about grammar and punctuation but it was not the time spent lecturing that made her a good teacher, it was the time spent listening.

Write a Book Ma'am

A lifetime collection
 of tales by a teacher

By Barbara Hollier

 

$12.00

Publisher: Wise Publicaitons

Released: 2005

Size: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 • Paperback

Pages: 96

 

About the Author

Miss Barbara Hollier grew up in Elton, Louisiana. She has spent a lifetime teaching children at various local high schools. During her career she taught English and Business Education. After learning the ropes as an educator she found a home at East Beauregard School from where she retired. Ms. Hollier spent many hours in front of a chalkboard talking to her students about grammar and punctuation but it was not the time spent lecturing that made her a good teacher, it was the time spent listening.

 

Other Titles by Barbara Hollier: From School Marm to Farm School (Adventures is Farm Living); I Am Who I Say I Am And She Ain't Who She Says She Is; When Right is Left

From School Marm to Farm School

Adventures in Farm-Living

By Barbara Hollier

From the classroom to "farm life" was quite an adjustment for Barbara Hollier. She spent many hours working beside her parents during the sixties. After the death of her dad, she and her mom worked diligently to keep things running "smoothly".

Churches, neighbors, old friends, new friends and visitors, along with almost every member of her family, compose a great deal of the book.

The events covered during these times, may cause some to shed a tear or two, while other events may provoke "wild" laughter as many of those mentioned, and/or their families still live in the DeRidder/Sugartown/Dry Creek Area.

Old friends from neighboring towns, like Elton, Kinder, Fenton and Iota may recall the person and the teacher who went from being a neighbor to the classroom to eventually becoming a bonafide farmer.

 

From School Marm

to Farm School

Adventures in Farm Living

By Barbara Hollier

 

$12.00

ISBN #: 978-1-934060-07-0

 Publisher: Wise Publicaitons

Released: 2006

 Size: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 • Paperback

 Pages: 88

 

About the Author

Miss Barbara Hollier grew up in Elton, Louisiana. She has spent a lifetime teaching children at various local high schools. During her career she taught English and Business Education. After learning the ropes as an educator she found a home at East Beauregard School from where she retired. Ms. Hollier spent many hours in front of a chalkboard talking to her students about grammar and punctuation but it was not the time spent lecturing that made her a good teacher, it was the time spent listening.

 

 Other Titles by Barbara Hollier: I Am Who I Say I Am And She Ain't Who She Says She Is; Write a Book Ma'am - A life time collection of tales by a teacher; When Right is Left

I Am Who I Say I Am

and She Ain't Who She Says She Is

By Barbara Hollier

I Am Who I Say I Am is a wry cautionary tale of the author's frustrating experience with identity theft. Miss Hollier, a Louisiana school teacher, uses wit and irony to offer all of us a lesson in how to protect your good name in this modern age.

About the Author

Miss Barbara Hollier grew up in Elton, Louisiana. She has spent a lifetime teaching children at various local high schools. During her career she taught English and Business Education. After learning the ropes as an educator she found a home at East Beauregard School from where she retired. Ms. Hollier spent many hours in front of a chalkboard talking to her students about grammar and punctuation but it was not the time spent lecturing that made her a good teacher, it was the time spent listening.

 

I Am Who I Say I Am

and She Ain't Who She Says She Is

By Barbara Hollier

 

$12.00

ISBN #: 978-0-9763517-8-1

Publisher: Wise Publicaitons

Size: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 • Paperback

Pages: 32

 

Other Titles by Barbara Hollier: From School Marm to Farm School (Adventures is Farm Living); Write a Book Ma'am - A life time collection of tales by a teacher; When Right is Left

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