Category Archives: Meet Magination Authors

Meet Magination Press Author: Andrew P. Smiler, PhD

Andrew P. Smiler, PhD, is a therapist and author residing in Winston-Salem, NC. Andrew holds a PhD in developmental psychology from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Towson University. He has authored more than 20 journal articles and book chapters relating to boys, men, sexual development, and identity issues, namely, Challenging Casanova: Beyond… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Brenda S. Miles, PhD

Brenda S. Miles, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist who has worked in hospital, rehabilitation, and school settings. But also Brenda is an author and coauthor of several Magination Press books for children—her first book with MP being the lovely and mindful Imagine a Rainbow published in 2006. We are thrilled that her stick-to-it-ness for telling stories and creating characters keeps her… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Bonnie Zucker, PsyD

I first met Dr. Zucker at my son’s school shortly after she had been lying on the library floor slowly inhaling and exhaling with a purple yoga block placed on her upper chest. In her demonstration of calm belly breathing, the block didn’t move one bit! Bonnie delivered an excellent parent-community talk about anxiety and stress and discussed ways to help our kids… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author, Judith Glasser, PhD!

    Judith M. Glasser, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has worked with children and their families for over 30 years. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of AD/HD in children. For many years Dr. Glasser has been interested in the different kinds of difficulties children experience when they have AD/HD. Dr. Glasser is the author, with Kathleen… Read more »

Meet Magination Author: Colleen Patterson!

  Colleen A. Patterson, MA, is a psychologist who has worked with children of all ages in hospital and school settings. She moves her mood by running and frequently races in support of children’s mental health. Colleen has written three Magination Press books – How I Learn: A Kid’s Guide to Learning Disability released in September 2014 followed by 123… Read more »

Meet Magination Author: James M. Foley, DEd

James M. Foley, DEd, is a licensed psychologist who has recently retired from his private practice in Maine. He has served as a clinical director and member of a community mental health center children’s service team and has extensive experience as a school psychologist and child and family therapist. He now resides in Sonoma County, CA, in close proximity to… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Susan Farber Straus, PhD

Susan Farber Straus, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist who has worked for the past 27 years with young children, many of whom have been neglected or experienced other forms of trauma. Following her education at Cornell University and Ohio State, and internship at McLean Hospital, she worked in both private practice and residential treatment settings. She is currently senior… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Marcella Craver!

Marcella Marino Craver, MSEd, CAS, recently started a new career as a school counselor after nineteen years as a school psychologist in New Jersey and New York public schools. She is the author of three Magination books. Her graphic novel, Chillax! was awarded the Mom’s Choice Gold Award for Juvenile Books—Self-Improvement and the Gold Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Comic Books/Graphic Novels. Marcella lives with… Read more »

Meet Magination Author: Gayle E. Pitman, PhD

Gayle E. Pitman, PhD, is a professor of psychology and women’s studies at Sacramento City College. Her teaching and writing focuses on gender and sexual orientation, and she has worked extensively with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Gayle is winner of the 2015 Stonewall Book Award from the American Library Association for her Magination Press book, This Day… Read more »

Meet Magination Author: Lisa Gehring

Lisa B. Gehring, MLIS, earned her master’s degree from Louisiana State University’s School of Library and Information Science. She has been a teacher and principal at a school for children with learning differences, and believes in empowering children to face and work through their fears. She loves to find the funny in life, convinced that laughter is one of life’s… Read more »