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                        DEATH_AN_EXPLORATION         Honorable-Mention

Death: An Exploration was selected as the honorable mention recipient for book of the year in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Awards in the category of Grief/Grieving (Adult Nonfiction).

Press Release for Academic Betrayal

Award-Winning Author, Loren Mayshark, Will Soon Release a Groundbreaking Book About Academic Bullying in New York City

Mayshark’s second book, Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student, is being released on April 27th, 2017. His book explores the dark corners of higher education in the U.S. from a student’s perspective.

New York, NY– Loren Mayshark entered Hunter College in 2008 with high hopes of gaining a master’s degree in two years. Six years, two master’s theses, and tens-of-thousands of dollars later, he abandoned his studies without attaining the degree. His forthcoming book is an account of his struggles, which is a microcosm of what is wrong with the US higher education system.

Mayshark’s first book, Death: An Exploration, published by Red Scorpion Press, was the winner of The Fifth Annual International Beverly Hills Book Awards and has also been recognized as a finalist in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Finalists will be announced in June.

Mayshark’s second book, Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student, is being released at the end of this month. The book is an extended personal essay by a young man with a dream of becoming a teacher and his journey in pursuit of a master’s degree. Loren Mayshark entered Hunter College in 2008 with high hopes of gaining a master’s degree in two years.

Six years, two master’s theses, and tens-of-thousands of dollars later, he abandoned his studies without attaining the degree. Thwarted by haughty professors, an incompetent administration, and ludicrous policies, he nearly lost his desire for learning and his reverence for the educational system.

“I chose Hunter College because of its solid reputation as the finest of the City University of New York (CUNY) schools. But to my surprise, as explained in the book, I experienced one of the worst nightmares a student could encounter. I later discovered that my experience is not unique, and that there are a lot of graduate students across the United States facing similar academic betrayals,” says Mayshark “I am excited to learn that this emotionally-charged tale already seems to be resonating and might bring awareness to the academic problems many students are forced to deal with every day in the US.”

The 163-page book, Academic Betrayal, is published by Red Scorpion Press and will be released on April 27, 2017. It is available on Amazon and most bookstores in the United States and internationally.

Book preview: https://www.amazon.com/Academic-Betrayal-Bullying-Graduate-Studentebook/dp/B071XY8PCT

Praise for Academic Betrayal:

“Well written, Academic Betrayal is a cautionary tale shedding light on the darker side of higher education, the hubris of some educators, and the ‘big business’ focus of universities that have little regard for their most important constituent: the student.” – Patricia Pihl, founder and personal historian at Real Life Legacies (reallifelegacies.com)

“Far from seeming like Mayshark has some sort of vendetta, he lays out his case carefully and meticulously. Academic Betrayal is an interesting and important account because it’s a story told from the student’s point of view. As such, it is useful for students wondering how to navigate a difficult system, and education reformers looking for ideas from a new perspective.” Self-Publishing Review

About the Author:

Loren Mayshark is a young author from Bemus Point, New York. He is a regular contributor to Can the Man, an alternative media resource focused on social justice, and The Jovial Journey, a website dedicated to food, drink, and travel. His upbringing enabled him to travel the world, visiting over 38 foreign countries and four continents.

While living in New York City, Mayshark attended the famed Gotham Writers’ Workshop and the prestigious New York Writers Workshop where he was inspired to assiduously learn the craft of writing. He is a 2004 graduate of Manhattanville College where he earned a BA in World History. Mayshark also attended the MA History program at Hunter College. He has written for the Permaculture Research Institute and Uisio among other prominent outlets.

For media inquiries regarding, Death: An Exploration and Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student. Individuals are encouraged to contact Author, Loren Mayshark, directly at (631)678-1530 or via email at mayshark.lj@gmail.com. To learn more about the books or author, please visit www.lorenmayshark.com or on Twitter he can be found @LorenMayshark

 

Reading and Signing for Death: An exploration at the Patterson Library in Westfield, NY
Reading and Signing for Death: An exploration at the Patterson Library in Westfield, NY

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Young Author Receives National Recognition

.Beverly HillsBemus Point, NY — The FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL Beverly Hills Book Awards® recognized Death: An Exploration in the category of Death and Dying as a Winner. The competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence. “We are so proud to announce the winners in this, our fifth year,” said awards sponsor Ellen Reid. For more information please visit: bhbookawards.com  “I’m thrilled to be recognized in such a special way, it is encouraging.” said Mayshark.

Death: An Exploration is a non-fiction book and Mayshark’s first book. The reader is taken on a journey through multiple viewpoints including Steve Jobs’s embrace of his death, Ray Kurzweil’s striving for immortality, and Joseph Campbell’s view of death as the “ornament of life.” Mayshark ties together various theories from the best contemporary minds, spiritual insights, scientific discoveries, and his own personal reflections.

The book is available through Amazon, as an eBook, an audio book and in print. Since its launch, the book has averaged 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon amongst readers and has been an Amazon #1 Best Seller in Grief & Loss and is currently ranked among the top -selling books of the category.

Growing up with a skeleton in his living room and objects of death all around him, makes Mayshark uniquely qualified to serve as guide. He notes that he wrote the non-fiction book in an effort to help anyone coping with death to provide deeper knowledge of the subject from different perspectives.

“My book serves the purpose of helping readers discover more about death in order to enjoy a fuller life,” explains author, Loren Mayshark. “There’s a current discussion about the relationship between death and ayahuasca, which I cover in the book as well as treatments of issues associated with death including immortality, artificial replication of life, and reincarnation.”

The 102-page book was published by Red Scorpion Press, a boutique publishing company that works to debut books like Death: An Exploration for readers in search of information and entertainment.

Press Release for Death: An Exploration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Young Author Explores Death and Dying in First Book

(Bemus Point, NY)–June 11, 2016 A new book, Death: An Exploration aims to teach readers how to embrace “life’s most feared mystery” through unique viewpoints, now available on Amazon.

Death: An Exploration is the first book from Western New York native and author Loren Mayshark that channels the view of death by tying together subjects of theory from contemporary minds, spiritual insights, scientific discoveries, and his own personal reflections. The exploratory book journeys through multiple viewpoints including Steve Jobs’s embrace of his death, Ray Kurzweil’s striving for immortality, and Joseph Campbell’s view of death as the “ornament of life.”

The 102-page book was published by Red Scorpion Press–a boutique publishing company that works to debut book’s like Death: An Exploration for readers in search of informative and entertaining books. Since its launch, the book has averaged 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon amongst readers and has been an Amazon #1 Best Seller in Grief & Loss and is currently ranked at the top of the category.

Peter Hamilton, who is the author of The Devil Hates a Coward, shares his review of the author and book stating that, “His observations emerge out of his curious youth, grow to an adolescent’s pondering, and then further mature with the wise citations of well-researched information from philosophers, scientists, and other distinguished thinkers.”

Growing up with a skeleton in his living room and objects of death all around him, Mayshark’s new book considers ideas about the subject of life and death. He notes that he wrote the non-fiction book in an effort to help anyone coping with death to provide deeper knowledge of the subject from different perspectives.

“My book serves the purpose of helping readers discover more about death in order to enjoy a fuller life overall,” explains author, Loren Mayshark. “There’s a current discussion about the relationship between death and ayahuasca, which I cover in the book as well as treatments of issues associated with death including immortality, artificial replication of life, and reincarnation.”

Death: An Exploration, a book on death and dying, is now available on Amazon for Kindle for only $2.99 and is free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. A paperback version of the book was published on June 10th, 2016. To learn more about the book or to purchase it, please visit the Amazon Page.

For media inquiries regarding, Death: An Exploration individuals are encouraged to contact Author, Loren Mayshark directly at (716) 386-2244 or via email at mayshark.lj@gmail.com.