FOB: Friends of Barncat

A selection of recently published Barncat clients

If I Could Tell You

 

If I Could Tell YouBy Hannah Brown

(Vantage Press / Fiction)

When their children are diagnosed with autism, four very different women in New York City come together to face the enormous challenges ahead, all while maintaining their strength, humor, love and wisdom. This novel is about real moms trying to cope, written by a mother who has raised a teenaged son with autism.

Hannah Brown is the movie critic for the Jerusalem Post. She was born and raised in New York City, where she reviewed movies for The New York Post. Her short fiction has appeared in Commentary, the Jerusalem Post magazine, and Short Story Quarterly. She has also published articles, essays and reviews for The New York Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and more. She lives with her two sons in Jerusalem. If I Could Tell You is her debut novel.

Page 336: “Jami Bernard, my first editor many years ago at The New York Post, put her book-doctoring skills to work on many drafts of this novel. Many thanks to Jami and Barncat Publishing, her company.”


BEAST: A Slightly Irreverent Tale About Cancer (and Other Assorted Anecdotes )

 

BEASTBy James Capuano

(New Street Communications / Memoir)

What do you do when cancer gives you a sucker-punch? If you are Jimmy Capuano, born and raised on New York’s Lower East Side, you come back at it with fists flying and a whole lot of attitude. He delivers a highly idiosyncratic, inspiring and informative take on his diagnosis of Stage IV colon cancer, and his long journey to remission, while learning that no matter how dire the situation, the commitment to fight counts for a hell of a lot.

Page 203: “[Thank you to] Jami Bernard, without whom you never would have read this story. If you’re a writer or wish to be one, Google her — you won’t regret it.”

James Capuano is Senior Vice President for the Markets Division at Thomson Reuters, the global news and information company. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Dana, and their four children.

“The funniest book about cancer you will ever read … A memoir both tender and hard for the healthy and the sick.” – David Duchovny, actor

“Nothing about cancer is funny – so why did I laugh so hard at James Capuano’s personal story about his struggles with Stage 4 colon cancer? Simply put: because it’s hilarious. Never one to run away from the truth, his in-your-face account tells it like it is, providing valuable insight into how this disease affects not only the body and the mind, but also family and friends. … a surprisingly life-affirming tale.” – Susan Sarandon, actress

“Thank God Jimmy Capuano got cancer or we never would’ve known what a great writer he is! His book is one of the great balancing acts in recent literature — harrowing, hilarious, heartbreaking, and, most of all, human. I loved it!” – Peter Farrelly, writer/producer


The Leadership Coaching Alligator Handbook

 

The Leadership Coaching Alligator Handbook By Kevin Oubridge and Sue Burnell

(Blue Chip Coaching / Non-fiction: Business How-To)

A practical guide for leadership coaches on winning business with Blue Chip companies and building long-term and highly productive relationships. It provides you with know-how, process and tools to grow your coaching business by playing to your strengths as a coach, rather than requiring you to reinvent yourself as a salesperson. You’ll enjoy marketing your services as much as you enjoy coaching your clients.

Kevin Oubridge and Sue Burnell are grow-your-business mentors in England, where they work with leadership coaches who want to earn a good living doing something they enjoy. Through their companies Accelerated Success and Blue Chip Coaching, they have developed a leadership-coaching marketing and delivery process and supporting tools that enable other leadership coaches win clients and build long-term, highly productive B2B relationships.

Page 5: “Many, many thanks to Jami Bernard of Barncat Publishing (www.barncatpublishing.com), who helped us every step of the way with writing this book, from shaping the original idea through to editing the final draft.”


IGNITE! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders

 

IGNITE! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders By Sal Silvester

(Happy About / Non-fiction: Business How-To)

IGNITE! synthesizes the best of contemporary leadership theories into an engaging and instructive story about the struggles and triumph of one man as he navigates the unfamiliar and challenging new territory of corporate leadership, combining the power of a fable with the author’s practical, four-point People-First Leadership™ model.

Sal Silvester is the founder and president of 5.12 Solutions Consulting Group (pronounced “five-twelve”), which helps organizations ignite the potential of their people, resulting in highly engaged employees, reduced turnover, and the ability to capitalize on business opportunities. Sal is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger and Airborne schools who has led and managed teams in the desert of Kuwait and the mountains of Turkey. He is an avid rock climber and mountain biker, and has competed on Adventure Racing Teams and in six marathons, and is an Ironman Triathlon finisher. He is a member of Rocky Mountain Rescue, a nationally recognized search and rescue team based in Boulder, Colorado, where he makes his home.


Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook and Cure

 

Dropping AcidBy Jamie Koufman

(BRIO Press / Non-fiction)

A New York Times bestseller, this is the first book to offer a nontraditional diet to help cure reflux, as well as being a guide to the best and worst foods for a reflux sufferer. Using her extensive research, Dr. Koufman defines this shockingly common disease and explains why a change in diet can alleviate some of the most common symptoms. Her recipes use tasty fats as flavorings, not just as main ingredients, and include a variety of dishes that prove living with reflux doesn’t mean living without delicious food.

Dr. Jamie Koufman has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally, and is one of the world’s leading authorities on acid reflux. For almost three decades, her pioneering research has focused upon acid reflux as it affects the voice and airway. She is director of the Voice Institute of New York, one of the premier comprehensive voice and reflux treatment centers in the world.

Page 195: “Special thanks as well to Jami Bernard for being a terrific editor.”


The Girl on the Wall

 

The Girl on the Wall

By Preeva Adler Tramiel

(Memoir)

A She Writes 2014 Memoir Contest semifinalist, “The Girl on the Wall” is the time- and distance-spanning memoir of a woman who wanted to know if the stories her father told her about his time in the war were true. She finds verification in places all over the world, and in the process comes to better understand herself.

Acknowledgments: “Many thanks as well to my editor Jami Bernard (barncatpublishing.com), who pushed, pulled, cajoled, and otherwise schlepped me through the first complete draft.”


Seeking Saul: An American Mother’s Journey to Colombia

 

Seeking SaulBy Rebecca Thatcher Murcia

(Memoir)

The story of the year the author spent with her two young sons in Colombia after the cancer death of her beloved husband, Saúl Murcia. They left their comfortable, middle-class existence in Pennsylvania to live near Saúl’s boyhood home in La Mesa, Colombia, so that the boys could walk in their father’s footsteps. What followed was a momentous journey, filled with the unexpected, and allowing the entire family to embrace Saúl’s legacy, and to finally learn how to say goodbye.

Rebecca Thatcher Murcia is a journalist and author, whose many books for young children include Américo Paredes, Carl Sandburg, We Visit Colombia, and The Civil Rights Movement, all published by Mitchell Lane. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts and worked at newspapers in Northampton, Mass.; Brownsville, Texas; and Austin, Texas, before moving to Pennsylvania in 2001.

“This book was mostly written under the supervision of Jami Bernard, a brilliant writer, editor and teacher in New York City. For about three years I took Jami’s online writing courses and she tirelessly tried to turn me into a writer who conveys emotion in her work. Any emotion that the reader detects here is to her credit.” – Seeking Saul, Page 169