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Pace Public Relations Signs Susan Van Allen, Author of “50 Places In Rome, Florence & Venice Every Woman Should Go” as Newest Client!

pprslider_50placesinromeNew York, NY – October 16, 2014 – The critically acclaimed bestseller by Susan Van Allen, 100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go, rocked the guidebook world, giving readers both an intimate look into the heart of Italy and a renewed sense of adventure. This fun-loving and savvy traveler uses everything to lead travelers to authentic Italy– humor, advices, anecdotes – it’s no wonder that The Pittsburgh Tribune has likened Susan to be “the best girlfriend you’ve never met…” 50 Places In Rome, Florence & Venice Every Woman Should Go takes us further into the magnificent perspective of this charming woman, complete with her seasoned knowledge of Italian travel, heightened passion for its history, culture, and cuisine, and invaluable tips. It doesn’t matter how small your budget, how vast your interests or how broad your familiarity with the Bel Paese – she has something to enlighten every reader and fellow traveler. Her new book will be released November 4, 2014 and it is a must-read for anyone planning their perfect trip to Italy’s Big Three!


“This book makes me want to pack my bag with the lightest of clothing and follow Susan Van Allen’s alluring suggestions for traveling in Italy. Her knowledge reveals an intimacy with the country and a honed sense of adventure.  Andiamo!” — Frances Mayes, Author of
Under the Tuscan Sun 

“A girlfriend’s delight. Leave your BFF at home, and head to Italy with Susan Van Allen… a
full-bodied, spirited, sensuous romp that will take you places you might never discover or enjoy as much on your own. From a nunnery in Rome to a volcano in Stromboli, lucky readers get to tag along as Susan shares experiences, memories, revelations, and her unabashed delight…”
— Dianne Hales, Author of La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World’s Most Enchanting Language

“It’s as if Susan has left us a trail of succulent ravioli criss-crossing the country, and we follow along gleefully, nibbling on one delightful, enlightening morsel after another.” — Nan McElroy, Author, Italy: Instructions for Use

“Susan Van Allen’s writing makes the magic of Italy jump off the page. She has a knack for capturing the charms, quirks and authenticity of this magnificent land. Don’t go to Italy without reading her work!”
– Kathy McCabe, Editor and Publisher, Dream of Italy Travel Newsletter

“I’ve just returned from six weeks in Italy and how I wish I’d had Van Allen’s book.  It positively sparkles with delight in all matters female which, it turns out, is an optimal way to reveal particularly delicious matters Italian. Italy has a new portrait: sexy and savvy. Makes a gal smile in English and Italian, to eat up this compendium of Italy‘s most delectable women’s outings.” – Anne Calcagno, author of Pray For Yourself.

“Part guidebook, part history, and part manual to the good life in the land of La Dolce Vita, Susan Van Allen’s magnum opus on all things Italian is essential reading for woman (and men) who either want to get the most out of their next trip or want to be spirited back to their last.” – David Farley, author of An Irreverent Curiosity


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SUSAN VAN ALLENSusan Van Allen’s love for Italy stems from her maternal grandparents, who emigrated from Southern Italy. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up on the Jersey shore amidst wonderful food and drama. When she first stepped off the train into Roma Termini in 1976, she got hooked on Italian travel. Since then she’s explored the country up and down the boot–visiting relatives, immersing herself in the country’s masterpieces and culture, taking language and cooking classes, and going on boating, biking, and hiking adventures. She’s written about Italian travel for many media outlets, including National Public RadioTown & CountryStudent Traveler, Tastes of ItaliaChicago Daily Herald, several Travelers Tales anthologies (including Best Travel Writing 2009), and Van Allen also writes for television, and was on staff of the Emmy winning sitcom  Everybody Loves Raymond. When she’s not in Italy, she is based in Los Angeles,  where she lives with her husband and makes scrumptious lasagnas.



Summer Slim Down – Weight Loss Tips with Dr. Sue Decotiis

summerslimdownThe first day of summer is only three weeks away, and many of us are beginning to regret that extra hot dog this Memorial Day Weekend.

So what can you do in order to feel great in your bikini this summer? Luckily, medical weight-loss doctor Dr. Sue Decotiis, has laid out her tips and advice to follow to feel and look beach-body ready!

#1 Nutrition

Consume an adequate high-protein breakfast -most of your calories should be consumed at this time to start firing up that metabolism early in the day. Examples of high-quality protein include egg whites, reduced-fat cheese, nonfat Greek yogurt, and salmon.

  1. Continue with a “lean & green” lunch with plenty of high-fiber vegetables. Examples include mixed green salad with tuna and turkey slices rolled up in romaine leaves with mustard.
  2. Finish the day with small protein dinner. Consider a whey protein shake to keep you full until bedtime. Recent research shows that whey protein quickly fills you up.

#2 Supplements:
Increase intake of prebiotics in addition to a high quality probiotic. Prebiotics work wonders on gut bacteria which can rev metabolism, ease digestion and reduce bloating. Prebiotics help fuel probiotics, the beneficial bacteria in your gut which can help you lose weight and keep it off long term. Onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, scallions, Jerusalem artichokes, and fiber are excellent prebiotics, however a prebiotic supplement will ensure your daily needs. Our patients have had great weight loss success with our prebiotic and probiotic supplement regimen!

#3 Physical Activity:
Incorporate short bouts of intense exercise to really rev metabolism and ignite the fat-burning in your body. Turn that daily walk up a notch by incorporating intervals of very brisk walking to increase heart rate.Those who are more advanced can run outside for 1 minute, then walk for 3. Or, play games: run/jog to a mailbox, then pick another landmark and walk to it. Repeat for 20-30 minutes daily and you’ll have your bikini body in no time!

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Pace Public Relations Signs Jeanne Kelly – Credit Coach

spotlight_jeanneKellyNEW YORK – May 22, 2014 –  Pace Public Relations is proud to announce our fabulous new client: the widely sought after credit coach Jeanne Kelly.

Jeanne Kelly is an author, a speaker, and a widely sought-after credit coach. Fifteen years ago, Jeanne was turned down for a mortgage and she realized that she needed to understand why and fix the problem. Today, Jeanne has become one of the country’s foremost authorities on credit, credit reports, and credit scores.

Jeanne Kelly is the author of two books, she has appeared on The Today Show, The Lisa Oz Show, Blogs for Huffington Post, and her advice has helped thousands of people around the US to build stronger, healthier credit.

Make sure to check out Jeanne on her official twitter page along with her official website. You can also purchase a copy of her book The 90-Day Credit Challenge: Playing the Game of Credit Scoring- Know the Rules to Win! on

For all media related requests, please contact Annie Scranton of Pace Public Relations at



Pace Public Relations Signs The Aloe Source as Newest Client! Aloe-Based Skincare Revolutionizes The Way We Care for Our Skin

spotlight_aloeSourceDALLAS, TX – May 22, 2014 –  Just in time for summer, a new skincare line has launched that helps replenish, soothe and nourish our skin with one of nature’s most healing plants as the main ingredient: Aloe Vera.

The Aloe Source offers 21 different products for your face, skin and inner health. While most know about the wound-healing abilities of Aloe Vera, many may not know that Aloe has regenerative, moisturizing and anti-microbial properties. Infuse this ingredient – rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes – into skincare products, and the result is an incredible line that both men and women will be using for decades to come.

One of The Aloe Source’s most popular products is the Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish, a cleanser that rivals any of your go-to makeup removers and was featured in the November GlossyBox. With the use of jojoba microbeads and alpha and beta-hydroxy acids, this product allows your skin to experience a gentle dual-exfoliating treatment as you sweep away all dirt, oil and impurities, leaving behind a fresh layer of skin that is soft and smooth.

The Aloe Source is featured in more than 100 spa locations across the country and is available for purchase on  Follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

For all media related requests, please contact Annie Scranton of Pace Public Relations at



New Book “UNCENSORED 50 Years In Polygamy: Big Secrets and Little White Lies” Rocks Polygamist Camps Around the World

Social Activist & Author Kristyn Decker Exposes the Trauma of Growing Up Polygamist and Her Journey of Recovery

spotlight_KDeckerBookNEW YORK – April 22, 2014 – A new book by mother, teacher and social activist Kristyn Decker, UNCENSORED 50 Years in Polygamy: Big Secrets and Little White Lies, has been published by Synergy Books. A memoir based on her real-life struggles to overcome decades of abuse and exploitation, the book has been listed on Amazon’s Top-10 Religious Books and praised by readers for its courage, honesty and piercing insight into the destructive world of polygamy.

Born into a polygamist family in Utah, Kristyn was the 12th of her father’s 23 biological children and the daughter of the first of her father and prophet’s 13 wives. UNCENSORED FYIP chronicles Kristyn’s earliest memories of neglect and molestation and the years of crippling depression and abuse that ensued when at the age of 17 Kristyn got married and started her own polygamist family.

Although she had eight beautiful children and a successful career as a teacher, the effects of her past trauma continued until after her 50th birthday when she courageously left her husband and the polygamist community.

As an adult, Kristyn found the courage to open up about what had happened to her and countless others like her in the polygamist community. Today, she uses her years of first hand experience and knowledge to educate others through her writing and her work as the founder of the Sound Choices Coalition.

In doing so, she manages to deal with five decades of self-blame and abuse and help others who had, like her, become innocent victims of a culture that had promised comfort and salvation for all those who believed. Even after the release of her second book UNCENSORED FYIP, Kristyn continues to spend numerous hours volunteering in many aspects with the SCC and with other non-profit organizations to help end human rights violations due to polygamy and other forms of abuse.



The Silent Airway Connection: Its Impact on Development, Performance & Health; AAPMD Symposium 2014

Breathing: It’s the first and last thing we do as human beings. It’s essential for life and yet it receives minimal publicity in the medical community, until now. On April, 25 and 26 2014 in Chicago, Illinois some of the nations top physicians, dentists, health care practitioners, and educators will gather to discuss how this most basic human function is the key to understanding human wellness.

  • Leaders in pediatric sleep and dentistry will explore the serious impact dentistry and sleep therapy have on breathing and its link to childhood growth and development.
  • Learn what physiological traits contribute to breathing disorders, sleep disorders, TMJ, Chronic Migraines and many more harmful conditions.
  • Sleep and TMJ expert Dr. Michael Gelb will explain how innovative new myofunctional therapies can prevent and manage breathing disorders that once required surgery or CPAP


For more information about the AAPMD Symposium visit For information about Dr. Gelb, contact Annie Scranton at


Legacy Capital Partners’ new 50FundTM Investing approach opens up secondary markets and stronger returns for investors

spotlight_legacyCapPartNEW YORK, NY – September 25, 2013 – As the major coastal and gateway cities, those markets that traditionally attract institutional real estate capital , become over-heated and increasingly expensive, investors are looking for ways to access deals in secondary markets, where there is greater opportunity for stronger returns.

Ohio-based Legacy Capital Partners has not only honed in on secondary markets, they have also created an entirely new way to invest in real estate private equity, known as 50FundTM Investing. Under this approach, Legacy typically invests less than $7.5MM in any one investment and targets middle market opportunities in secondary markets. As a result, Legacy operates in an un-crowded space and below the radar of most institutional investors –  where investment opportunities are plentiful.

Legacy’s 50FundTM Investing approach represents a dynamic fund structure whereby capital is pooled in 50 million dollar increments. This ensures capital is allocated across the most relevant strategies, targeting smaller but more lucrative deals. A series of 50Funds can therefore accomplish everything a large fund can, but provides greater agility for the overall capital strategy to move organically with the market. It all but eliminates investors’ concerns that their committed capital can be fully deployed before an investment strategy is no longer relevant, and it ensures the capital will be deployed over a shorter period of time. So committed dollars are invested dollars earning a return – not just sitting idle.

“We appeal to investors, large and small, who believe agility and flexibility are important in real estate investing,” said David St. Pierre, commercial real estate expert and Legacy’s co-founder and president. Mitchell Schneider, a 25-year veteran of the real estate development industry and Legacy’s co-founder and CEO, added, “This is how Legacy has invested since our inception in 2004. The 50FundTM structure simply allows us to institutionalize our thinking.”

“Coming out of the recession, we had to look hard at what we were doing and where the opportunities were,” Mr. St. Pierre said. In mid-2009 Legacy took a laser-focused approach and began investing in the acquisition and repositioning of existing multi-family assets.

“It seems everyone is chasing multifamily now,” Mr. Schneider said, but that certainly wasn’t the case when Legacy made its first post-recession multifamily investment. “When everyone else is looking right, we try and look left – and in 2009, when everyone else was looking down, we were looking up,” he said.

Legacy has fully invested its first value-add multifamily fund and is investing out of its second value-add multifamily fund.  “We saw the strategy still had a long runway and felt it made sense to continue,” Mr. St. Pierre said.

But that is not to say the value-add multifamily strategy will last forever. Markets are constantly changing and Legacy is consistently working to identify the next investment strategies that will best position their investors to benefit from market dislocations and inefficiencies at different points in the real estate and economic cycles. In fact, Legacy is currently developing its next 50FundTM, which will focus on opportunities in the retail sector, an asset class that Mr. Schneider knows well, having developed over 4 million square feet of retail space in his 25-year career.

According to strategist Kyle Dunn of Vancouver-based Meyler Capital, “Institutional investors are becoming increasingly leery of committing massive amounts of capital to a strategy that they don’t know will be relevant in 4 years. Up until now they have been stuck, having no other alternative. But 50FundTM investing changes everything – it not only allows a strategy to organically change over a prescribed term, it also significantly reduces an investors reliance on the secondary market.”

He added, “In offering 50FundTM portfolios, Legacy Capital may have inadvertently changed private equity – for the better.”  More dollars can bring more distraction and Legacy believes bigger is not necessarily always better. Legacy’s boutique approach not only allows for custom-tailored portfolios for each of their investors, but also allows the firm to be focused and selective.


About Legacy Capital Partners

Legacy Capital Partners is a real estate private equity firm that offers their investors the opportunity to invest in a variety of exceptional income producing real estate projects across the country by providing high-quality real estate partners with a reliable and efficient source of patient and flexible equity capital. To date we have invested in 28 projects in eight states, representing a portfolio with a total cost basis of  than $740 million.

Media Contact
To arrange an interview with Mr. St. Pierre and Mr. Schneider, contact:
Annie Scranton
Pace Public Relations
1350 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 293
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: (646) 599-9222
Mobile: (732) 642-7192

Legacy Capital Partners
The Offices at Legacy Village
25333 Cedar Road, Suite 300
Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124
Phone: 216-381-2303
Fax: 216-381-2901

Pace Public Relations is pleased to announce a new client: psychotherapist, sex therapist, author, national speaker, columnist and national radio and television expert guest Beatty Cohan.

spotlight_beattycohanSeptember 19, 2013; New York, NY – Pace Public Relations is pleased to announce a new client: psychotherapist, sex therapist, author, national speaker, columnist and national radio and television expert guest Beatty Cohan. Beatty has been an expert guest in national television and radio for over 25 years and continues to offer her unique charismatic brand of positive energy and
psychological analysis and commentary — bypassing the usual trite psycho-babble and often politically correct blandness that dominates the mass media. Her diversity of talents and expertise ranges from hard news story analysis to celebrity relationships. She is as comfortable hosting a live ASK BEATTY radio show on the Progressive Radio Network in New York City as she is interviewing sports celebrities like Arthur Ashe or doing videos for organizations like the Jewish Orthodox Union or appearing on the Geraldo show commenting on Anthony Weiner’s sexual proclivities.

Beatty has been a speaker for the NCAA where she has given hundreds of workshops to student athletes. These workshops are called Rate Your Mate BEFORE It’s Too Late–Never make a Mistake in Love Again and are based on her ground-breaking book, For Better, For Worse Forever: Discover the Path to Lasting Love (1999, 3rd. ed. 2008). Her relationship/education workshops have been endorsed by football and basketball coaching greats and sports personalities including Tom Osborne, Jim Boehem, Steve Spurrier and Dick Vitale.

She is also a speaker for the Elite Speaker’s Bureau, founded by Denise Brown — Nicole Brown’s Simpson’s sister. Her Stop Domestic Violence BEFORE It Starts keynotes and workshops have educated and empowered thousands of women to help keep them safe. Her 10-step, fail-safe formula (already successfully used by thousands of men and women around the world for assessing who’s right or wrong for you BEFORE committing to any serious relationship) has been endorsed by Denise Brown who understood that her formula could change the way that people looked at their relationships forever and might have even saved her sister’s life.

Among her many other suppporters was Governor Jeb Bush who appointed her to serve on Florida’s Commission on Marriage and Family Support Initiatives.

Beatty has been practicing psychotherapy and sex therapy for over 35 years— treating adolescents and adults of all ages and stages in life whose problems include: depression, anxiety, early childhood sexual abuse, addictions of every kind and relationship and sexual problems. Beatty lives in New York City and has offices in Sarasota, New York City and East Hampton.

Born in Winnipeg Canada, Beatty received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. She earned her Master’s of Social Work degree (MSW) from McGill University in Montreal and has post-graduate specialization in marriage and family therapy and sexual dysfunction from Montreal Jewish General Hospital’s Institute of Family Psychiatry.

Beatty is happy to continue to contribute to all media outlets, including television, radio, print and web as one of the leading psychotherapists in the country specializing in marriage and family therapy and sexual dysfunction. She is a dynamic, knowledgeable and fun woman. Producers and audiences love her energy and style.

Beatty’s website is

For press appearances, please contact:

Annie Scranton
Pace Public Relations
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Dr. Michael Gelb, NYC Sleep Specialist, Signs with Pace Public Relations

spotlight_michaelgelbAugust 8th, 2013; New York, NY – Pace Public Relations is pleased to announce a new client: sleep expert Dr. Michael L. Gelb. Dr. Gelb is an innovator in sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, and other conditions of the head and neck. He has devoted himself to the treatment of breathing-related sleep disorders (BRSD), specializing in how they relate to fatigue, focus, and pain.

Dr. Gelb received his D.D.S. from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1982, and his M.S. from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He is Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology at the NYU College of Dentistry, Division of Basic Science.

Dr. Gelb is a founding Executive Board member of the Amercian Association of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, which is dedicated to eliminating airway issues in children and adults through research and education. He is also a co-inventor of the NORAD, or Nocturnal Oral Airway Dilator appliance that reduces snoring by positioning the patient’s tongue and jaw so that airways stay open. He has updated the Gelb or MORA appliance, and has three patents pending for appliances in sleep and pain management.

Dr. Gelb’s website is, where you can find more information about his practice, The Gelb Center. You can also follow his blog on Twitter @DrGelb.

Dr. Gelb is happy to continue to contribute to all media outlets, including television, radio, print and web as one of the leading medical & sleep experts in the country.

For press appearances, please contact:

Annie Scranton
Pace Public Relations
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Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Signs with Pace Public Relations
PPR to Represent CEO Mike Faith

spotlight_MikeFaithMarch 20, 2013; New York, NY – Pace Public Relations is pleased to announce a new client: Founder & CEO of, Mike Faith. Faith is also the Founder of Reserve Dinners, a charity organization that sets up “meet and greets” with personalities along the likes of Richard Branson and General John Abizaid.

Faith moved to the United States from England in 1990 to follow a dream. He sold everything he owned for the humble price tag of $1000, and used the cash to pursue work, weather and wealth in sunny California. His resume and recognition since proves his journey has far exceeded expectations.

Faith started, now America’s leading provider of office telephone headsets, in 1997. After failing to find a dependable and quality headset for himself, Faith discovered the untapped business of headsets, and set out to fill that void. The company has been received a variety of accolades since, including the Stevie Award for Customer Service. Faith was also named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for “Realizing Business Potential” (2004). has grown to a more than $30 million business since Faith founded the business.

Faith considers himself a “customer service fanatic”, and has spread his message of customer devotion across the globe with projects such as his “Top Ten Tips for Customer Service that Will Make Your Business Grow”. A big proponent of making business meetings more productive and powerful, he helps other companies transform team meetings into profit-generating powerhouses.
Health initiatives in the workplace is something else that Faith is passionate about. Recently, introduced the “Healthy Healthy” program, paying employees to take their fate into their own hands by losing weight and quitting. Employees lost 1.6% of the company’s total weight in the first quarter, and the mission continues.

Faith is often invited for speaking engagements worldwide. Most recently, he attended the TED Talks conference. was also recently profiled by a variety of media outlets as a result of the company’s $45,500 purchase of entrepreneur Jason Sadler’s last name (his legal name through 2013 is Jason HeadsetsDotCom).

Entrepreneur Mike Faith is available for comment on a wide variety of small business, entrepreneurial, customer service, and health in the workplace issues. For press appearances, please contact:

Annie Scranton
Pace Public Relations
O: 646.599.9222
C: 732.642.7192

Pace Public Relations Signs Top Los Angeles Attorney to Firm Brian Claypool Specializes in Civil Rights, Prosecuting Child Abuse Cases & Criminal Defense

spotlight_BrianClaypoolDecember 10th, 2012; New York, NY – Pace Public Relations proudly announces a new client: Attorney & Child Advocate,Brian Claypool. Claypool is the Owner & Managing General Partner of The Claypool Law Firm, which specializes in three key areas: prosecuting child abuse cases, civil rights litigation, and criminal defense work. The Claypool Law Firm is located in Pasadena, CA.

A trial attorney by trade, in 2002 Claypool began taking on cases that were more personally meaningful to him. His foray into civil rights work began with a murder case, in which a young man had been shot & killed, unjustly, by law enforcement. Since that day, Claypool has strived to help those who otherwise would not have access to the legal system.

“Sometimes great tribulations bring forth great triumphs,” says Claypool. “I always want to fight for the underdog.”

Claypool is also known for his insurmountable work in litigating child abuse cases. By partnering with various Child Advocacy Groups, he aims to protect children from abuse and discrimination. He was catapulted into the media spotlight for defending 12 abused children & 19 parents of the Miramonte School, who were unfortunately made part of a large, illegal and despicable child abuse lawsuit brought against the Los Angeles Unified School District. Being the father to a precious seven-year old daughter is what inspired Claypool to take the lead role in this case. His press conference on this massive scandal was streamed internationally.

Claypool also advises his clients in other practice areas such as employment litigation, wrongful death, elder abuse and serious personal injury.

Outside of the office, Claypool remains active in the community. He is currently forming a non-profit corporation designed to assist underprivileged and at-risk youth. Claypool also has a love of politics and regularly assists renowned political candidates by actively campaigning and fundraising. He is currently working with Los Angeles mayoral hopeful, Eric Garcetti.

Claypool has also become a fixture of the mainstream media, and appears regularly with Megyn Kelly on her Fox News Channel program, America Live. He is a regular contributor to Dr. Drew On Call and also appears on In Session and various other HLN shows such as Evening Express, Nancy Grace & Jane Velez Mitchell. Claypool has also been a guest on several national radio shows such as Geraldo Rivera and Larry Elder.

“Brian already has a very solid base in the media, and that’s because he’s a lawyer who truly cares about his clients,” says Annie Scranton, President of Pace Public Relations. “His passionate, authentic demeanor and innovative analysis, are the traits that make him a powerful attorney. We’re thrilled to have him on board and know the media will continue to benefit from his expertise in dissecting the most interesting legal cases of the day.”

Attorney Brian Claypool is available for comment on legal news of the day and a wide variety of social, political and entertainment-related issues. For press appearances please contact:

Annie Scranton
Pace Public Relations
O: 646.599.9222
C: 732.642.7192

First Time Author Jude Callirgos Pens “Breast Left Unsaid” Book Shares Author’s Deepest Struggles, while Battling Breast Cancer

October 12th, 2012; New York, NY – Jude Callirgos is the author of the new book, “Breast Left Unsaid: A True and Uncensored Story of Survival,” which details a uniquely difficult time in her life – compounded by a breast cancer diagnosis.

Breast Left Unsaid, on sale October 10th date via, is Jude’s 18-month memoir recounting the days when her life became a self-described “Category 5 Hurricane”. Imagine it: you’re in the midst a of heart-wrenching divorce, your best friend in the whole world has just passed, both of your parents are ill, and then the final bomb gets dropped – “You’ve got cancer.”

In Jude’s typical brash and unapologetic manner, she picked herself up from her bootstraps (after yelling, generally despairing and breaking things), and embarks on a life-altering journey.

“I didn’t know it at the time, but while I was living through this really abysmal period of my life, Breast Left Unsaid was writing itself,” Jude shares. “I felt like I was on this mission to move others past the awareness of this disease and understand in real terms how our lives are impacted. I guess my main motivation now, because I’m still battling breast cancer, is to hopefully make the struggle that anyone is going through; whether its cancer or whatever enormous crisis is invading your life – a little easier to reconcile. As cliché as it sounds, it helps to know that you’re not alone; that even when things seem their bleakest – they can get better. If I can offer hope – or with any luck, a laugh to even just one person dealing with this mess – I’ll be satisfied.”

Jude is available to comment for local and national media on the following topics: breast cancer, divorce, conflicts & struggles, death and hope.


Release Date: October 10th, 2012
ISBN: 9781477629864 (for printed version)

A portion of proceeds will benefit organizations focused on Breast Cancer research.

About Jude Callirgos

Jude Callirgos was born and raised on Long Island, NY and moved to Connecticut in her teens where she has lived ever since. She is currently a Human Resources executive working in the digital media space for IAC, but spent the earlier part of her professional career focused on the arts both as a producer and performer. She co-founded a theater company in Connecticut and was the executive producer for several years – as well as very active in the theater and film community as an actor and singer. Her background in casting and directing actors led to recruiting, which led to a wonderfully logical segue into corporate Human Resources. She writes about both of those worlds on her blog judesthinkin.

She still lives at Green Acres with her husband Philip, her dog Sophie, and is a long-distance wicked-step mother to daughter Julia, attending the University of Vermont at Burlington. Despite having a continuing fight with advanced breast cancer, Jude intends to keep writing, speaking, blogging and tweeting on this and other topics whenever possible. This is her first full-length book, but she has a “virtual attic” full of poems, plays and assorted as yet unfinished work. She dedicates her first book to her late father, Victor, and intends for a percentage of the proceeds to go toward medical research focused on a cure for breast cancer and other diseases affecting her family.

Pace Public Relations Announces New Client: Bestselling Author Kristen Brown
Speaker and Certified Holistic Health Counselor Promotes New Book “The Happy Hour Effect”

October 8th, 2012; New York, NY– Pace Public Relations is proud to announce a fabulous new client: bestselling-author, speaker and Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Kristen Brown. Kristen is the author of the new book, “The Happy Hour Effect: 12 Secrets to Minimize Stress and Maximize Life.”

The Happy Hour Effect, on sale November 12th, provides readers with easy, fun and powerful solutions to minimize stress and maximize life. This book can be read and utilized by men & women, wealthy and low-income, single & married, and old & young people alike; Kristen’s messages transcend any specific genre clichés and provide overarching, tangible advice that will be welcomed and used for generations to come.

As a certified holistic health counselor, widow mom, and 20-year corporate America veteran, Kristen has experienced personal and professional stress firsthand. She uses this knowledge to coach others seeking elevated health and happiness in their lives. Her book is a comprehensive guide to help readers live healthier, happier and less stressed lives quickly and easily.

“At the age of 31 I suddenly lost my healthy, 30-year-old husband, Todd, to a sudden heart attack,” Kristen says. “Out of the blue I found myself a widow, a single mom, and responsible for managing a household all on my own. It was overwhelming to say the least. I had to coach myself on how to manage my stress and through that suffering and pain and a lot of education has come this book and my Happy Hour Effect message. My motivation is to help others, the same way I helped myself overcome my biggest challenge in life.”

From sex, to parenting, to pets, to self-pampering and much, much more, each chapter addresses a specific stress and how to overcome it. Rich with inspiring quotes, tips and secrets, effort levels, expected results, and links to supporting materials, each chapter truly comes to life for the reader.

Pace Public Relations Is Proud To Announce New Client; Addiction and Recovery Website “The Fix”

August 10, 2012; New York, NY – Pace Public Relations is pleased to announce an inspiring new client: Addiction and Recovery Website The Fix ( The Fix is the world’s leading website on addiction and recovery. The site features a daily mix of breaking news, exclusive interviews, investigative reports, and essays on sober living by some of the top writers in the country.

The Fix will be represented in the press by the site’s Executive Editor, Anna David, who’s based in Los Angeles. David is an addict who’s been sober for more than 11 years and has published two books about addiction; she speaks about recovery at colleges, rehabs, institutions and organizations around the country.

“The Fix’s editorial intention has always been to bring addiction and recovery out of the dark halls of shame into the mainstream light,” David says. “It’s also been to create a site that wasn’t filled with banal recovery clichés laid out in pastels. We wanted to bring the full story about addiction—its light as well as its darkness—in a way where we can appreciate humorous aspects of addiction without ever forgetting that people die as a result of it every day.”

Also available as a media commentator out of NYC is Editor-in-Chief of The Fix, Mike Guy. Guy is a former editor at Details, Rolling Stone and Hemispheres.

The Fix also offers a comprehensive list of nationwide recovery services and rigorously reported reviews of top treatment centers across the US, with input from thousands of alumni. Its rehab Helpline (888-GET-FIXED), run by Director Melanie Haber, connects people in search of recovery with facilities best suited to their needs and is the only such hotline in the country devoted to helping those touched by this disease.

“With our helpline, our goal is to provide an easy way for addicts or the loved ones of addicts to get into treatment,” says Haber, a trained psychiatric therapist and youth mentor. “Before we existed, the only way to find a rehab was to go online and be at the mercy of whichever rehabs had paid the most money to rank high in search engine results.”

The Fix has truly changed the course of searching for and finding the right treatment facility for each individual and/or loved one, and to date has seen amazing results across the country.

“We’re thrilled to be working with such an inspirational and important outlet,” says Annie Scranton, President of Pace Public Relations. “In terms of the publicity scope – it’s really endless due to the unfortunate never-ending news regarding addiction and those affected by this disease. Mike and Anna are top-rate experts in this field who are capable and grateful to be able to spread the word on recovery to so many different media outlets.”

Leading NYC Green Architect and Ecodesigner Authors Sustainable Design
Parsons Professor David Bergman Signs with Pace Public Relations

August 1, 2012; New York, NY – Pace Public Relations is pleased to announce its newest client, author and leading green architect, David Bergman. An architect, ecodesigner and LEED Accredited Professional with more than 25 years of experience, Bergman has recently completed his first book, Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide, to rave reviews.

Sustainable Design is meant to provide, in clear and helpful terms, an overview of the most important techniques available for reducing environmental footprints as it pertains to design. Bergman is known for coining the phrase “Eco-Optimism,” a mantra by which he feels we all should live: taking the concept of a finite planet and using that to create and implement impactful, forward-thinking, wide-reaching and positive design and lifestyle change. Eco-Optimism, the subject of his blog, shows how we can come out the other side of our concurrent ECOlogical and ECOnomic crises in a better place than we started.

As the book states: “While the pressing need is to design and build in ways that better sustain the natural environment that we depend on, our objective is not just to stop biting the hand that feeds us, but also to bandage and heal that hand while improving our lives. That’s very far from doom and gloom and the notion that the only viable path is one of self-sacrifice.”

Written for students and professionals as well as anyone looking to get an overall understanding of the general concepts of sustainable design, this book presents a concise and well-illustrated text of not just actionable advice for design implementation, but also a discourse on the discipline’s ethical responsibility in the field. Each chapter takes on specific considerations such as rainwater harvesting, gray-water recycling, passive heating techniques, green roofs, wind energy, day-lighting, indoor air quality, material evaluation, and green building certification programs. Founded in the three R’s of environmentalism—reduce, reuse, and recycle—Sustainable Design encompasses a critical fourth: rethink.

“Too often, we let ourselves get stuck in solutions that are based in assumptions — assumptions about, say, what an ideal house or car looks like and does, or what we derive happiness from,” says Bergman. “Rethinking involves questioning those assumptions in order to get us to innovative solutions that we might otherwise have missed.”

Bergman is a well-known professional within the “Green Design” world. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Parsons The New School for Design, teaching courses on sustainable design, and has lectured at Yale and other universities as well as design events nationwide. He sits on the boards of several design organizations, including the NY chapter of o2NYC, an international organization of ecodesigners. He co-produced “Educating the Educators: A Crash Course on EcoDesign” as well as “Assignment: Green,” an exhibition of the state of eco design education in six prominent NYC area design schools. He is a frequent contributor to the Green Home Guide and has written for other publications and blogs. This is his first book.

Bergman is happy to contribute to all media outlets, including television, radio, print and web as one of the leading architectural and green experts in the country. Green principles – promoting both our own health and the health of the planet – are woven into all of his projects, incorporated so that they enhance rather than compromise every design. With degrees in both architecture and economics, he is uniquely equipped to write and speak about our environmental and economic issues in the current political climate.

New Book Creative Mediation Hits Bookstores Across America
Author & Attorney Thomas Glick Hires Pace Public Relations

August 1, 2012; New York, NY – Pace Public Relations is pleased to announce a fabulous new client: mediator & lawyer Thomas Glick, who is the first-time author of Creative Mediation. In his freshman book, Glick details outside-the-box strategies to successfully mediate disputes. Having practiced law for more than three decades, Glick has decided to concentrate almost exclusively on mediation since 1997. He facilitates approximately five hundred mediations per year with a success rate of about eighty-five percent.

This book is aimed to reach a wide group of people: from those involved in workers’ comp disputes, to construction litigation, to those with relationship issues. As a well-trained and successful attorney, Glick gleans to his readers the skills needed to facilitate mediations in any matter.

“It’s my hope that this book will not be pigeon-holed into one category, and something read by all types of people,” says Glick. “This book can literally help anyone who is in a conflict of sorts, hopefully calmly and with a great outcome.”

Glick was giving lectures on the subject of “Creative Mediation” to Bar Associations and Civic Groups including the Florida Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the Workers’ Compensation Institute when he realized that he could do more to teach mediation. Thus, Creative Mediation was born.

“There are so many books about negotiating on behalf of yourself out there, but very few on how to advise people in helping others resolve a dispute with creative twists,” Glick says. “I hope readers will see the difference with my book.”

Glick’s book details ways of using nontraditional mediation techniques to encourage the two parties to find the best possible outcome for both sides. He repeatedly shows how an understanding of human psychology that helps smooth the way toward resolution. Often an apology or a sense of understanding is all a party seeks when entering a lawsuit or mediation. Glick uses and teaches creative, insightful explorations of various scenarios that lead to a prismatic understanding of each side of the dispute.

“We’re thrilled to working with such an experience attorney as Thomas Glick,” says Annie Scranton, President of Pace Public Relations. “In terms of his publicity scope – it’s really endless. From helping out with personal and relationship disputes, to legal issues, to workplace discrepancies, Glick will be great to offer insight to many different media outlets!”

Famed Cardiologist Signs with Pace Public Relations
Dr. Kevin Campbell of Raleigh, NC Joins Leading NYC PR Firm

July 9th, 2012; New York, NY – Pace Public Relations is pleased to announce a new client: world-renowned Cardiologist and Cardiac Electophysiologist, Dr. Kevin Campbell. Dr. Campbell is a pioneering force in the cardiology world, fully dedicated to the treatment and prevention of sudden cardiac death in the U.S. While treating patients of all different walks of life, his primary focus lies in providing these advanced therapies, in particular, to the underserved – mostly women and minorities.

As a nationally recognized expert in the prevention of sudden cardiac death in women, Dr. Campbell speaks all across the country to physicians and civilians alike, to raise awareness to the gross inequalities of heart care in United States. With more women dying from cardiovascular disease than men – but men being the primary group to be most aggressively treated for the disease – Dr. Campbell has organized symposiums on a regular basis that have conclusively facilitated the diagnosis and treatment of women at risk for cardiovascular disease and death. His efforts have additionally led to the creation of many prevention programs across the U.S.

“At the age of four my beautiful daughter Rebecca was diagnosed with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, which puts her at an increased risk for suffering multiple cardiovascular diseases and complications throughout life,” Dr. Campbell says. “After my daughter’s diagnosis my life was turned upside down. It led me to begin a crusade to improve cardiovascular health and access to advanced therapies in women in the U.S.”

Furthering his efforts to improve upon cardiovascular care, Dr. Campbell also counsels physicians-in-training on a professional basis in a variety of areas. He joined Wake Heart and Vascular almost ten years ago and practices Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology across North Carolina. Although he treats all aspects of cardiovascular disease, he specializes in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, including supraventricular and ventricular tachycardias as well as sudden cardiac death. Dr. Campbell is a nationally recognized expert in the implantation of Pacemakers, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Devices. A graduate of Wake Forest University Medical School, he currently resides in Raleigh, NC with his family.

Dr. Campbell is happy to continue to contribute to all media outlets, including television, radio, print and web as one of the leading medical experts in the country.

Pace Public Relations Acquires New Children’s Book Author
PPR To Represent Robert Sayegh’s The Secret Origin of Mirrors

July 5, 2012; New York, NY: Pace Public Relations is pleased to announce a new client to its’ literary agency division. Robert Sayegh, a published author and seasoned producer, has hired Pace Public Relations to represent his newest book, The Secret Origin of Mirrors. A departure from his traditional body of work, this will be the first in the series of children’s books that incorporates three fundamental principles that are key in the development and growth of young people: fantasy and imagination, and learning.

The story and pictures of The Secret Origin of Mirrors facilitate and drive a child’s ability to dream and create while the definitions allow for interaction and education between them and their parents and/or teachers. In the novel, a child’s wonder reaches its zenith as he crawls inside a mirror to discover a mystical world where he learns how mirrors were created.

Robert Sayegh is the author of The Dividing Line, a novel released in 2005 that is currently adapted into a screenplay and being negotiated for a packaging and production deal. Sayegh has gained national attention through not only his novels, but also his freelance work through outlets such as NBC’s The Marriage Ref, E! Network’s Ice Loves Coco and the James Beard Award Winning Culinary Program, Food Trip with Todd English. A graduate of George Washington University with high honors, Robert is an expert in the social media field with fourteen years of experience in television.

“I couldn’t be happier being represented by Annie Scranton and Pace Public Relations,” says Sayegh. “I know I’m in the best hands with them and have high hopes for the success of this book.”

Keep checking for details about Rob’s upcoming book.

Lindbergh Kidnapping Mystery Solved: New Evidence Reveals Sinister Mastermind and Hauptmann Accomplice

May 21, 2012; New York, NY – In an explosive new book, CEMETERY JOHN: The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping, author Robert Zorn establishes the identity of the man who orchestrated the “Crime of the Century”—the March 1, 1932, abduction and murder of the infant son of world famous aviator Charles A. Lindbergh. Aided by experts across a broad range of forensic disciplines, Zorn also debunks the many flawed theories developed regarding the case over the past few decades.

“Zorn’s research is both meticulous and compelling,” said John Douglas, the criminal profiler who pioneered the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit and the model for the Jack Crawford character in The Silence of the Lambs. “Had it been available during the original investigation and had I been advising the police, I would have said that [Zorn’s suspect] John Knoll is the guy you want to put on the front burner.”

Zorn’s evidence regarding the involvement of German immigrant John Knoll in the crime and the background story on Knoll will be featured in an upcoming NOVA documentary on the Lindbergh kidnapping. Using personal possessions, documents, photographs, new forensic evidence, and extensive research, Zorn demonstrates in his book that Bruno Richard Hauptmann was part of a criminal conspiracy led by Knoll, who plotted and executed the most famous kidnapping-for-ransom case in history. Based on conclusive evidence, Zorn reveals Knoll as the mysterious “Cemetery John” figure in the case—the kidnapper who called himself “John” and collected the $50,000 ransom in a Bronx cemetery.

“I’m convinced that John Knoll engineered and carried out the Lindbergh kidnapping and that he was Cemetery John,” said retired FBI special agent Edward F. Sulzbach. “I taught students in my criminal profiling classes at Quantico that life is simply not that coincidental, and there are too many compelling pieces of evidence that point squarely at Knoll for him not to have been involved. And like the physical profile, the behavioral profile of the ringleader of this crime matches the personality profile of John Knoll, not that of Hauptmann, who was a common criminal and not a leader type.” Zorn has nailed down several physical characteristics of Cemetery John that match those of Knoll, including a rare and highly distinctive “fleshy mass” at the base of the left thumb. The identity of Cemetery John, whose unusual array of physical characteristics does not match those of Hauptmann but does match those of Knoll precisely, has been the missing linchpin in the Lindbergh case for eighty years.

“Based on the CEDAR-FOX software’s comparison of the writing samples of John Knoll to the writing on the ransom envelopes, the results indicated a 95% probability of same writership,” said optical handwriting recognition expert Dr. Sargur N. Srihari, the director of the University of Buffalo’s Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR). For the first time in history, scientific handwriting technology— the CEDAR-FOX system—was used to evaluate both new and original evidence in the Lindbergh case. The CEDAR-FOX software was recently found admissible in two evidentiary U.S. federal court cases and was developed with federal funding to establish objective and measurable techniques to evaluate the accuracy of handwriting testimony.

Zorn also chronicles that after emigrating to the States in 1925, Knoll made but one trip back to Germany, and provides a dated photograph showing the Depression-era deli clerk at the gala dinner of the luxury liner SS Manhattan, three weeks before the beginning of the Hauptmann murder trial. Ship records examined in the book also prove that Knoll left Europe on his return to the States on February 13, 1935—the same day that Hauptmann was convicted and sentenced to death. Zorn has also sought out some of Knoll’s surviving family members, and their reactions to the evidence he has amassed add further texture to this fast-moving and historically important work.

“I’ve always believed that Hauptmann was guilty but that he worked with accomplices,” said former New Jersey Governor Brendan T. Byrne. “Cemetery John validates that conclusion.” Governor Byrne signed the executive order releasing 250,000 files on the case to the public. A former prosecutor himself, he was a respected friend of the late David Wilentz, the attorney general who prosecuted the Hauptmann trial.

Few cases have generated more publicity and public scrutiny than the kidnapping of twenty-month old Charlie Lindbergh, who was abducted from the family estate near Hopewell, New Jersey. His parents, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, were the most famous couple in the world at the time, and the resulting trial, conviction, and execution of Hauptmann drew worldwide attention.

Zorn began the writing of his book with his father, the late Eugene C. Zorn, Jr. (1916-2006), who grew up three doors down from Knoll in a German neighborhood in the South Bronx. At age fifteen, at an amusement park in New Jersey, Gene Zorn unwittingly became the only eyewitness to the conspiracy. The bizarre fate of John Knoll—a man completely unknown to history—and his role in the kidnapping are revealed for the first time in Cemetery John.

“The case is now eighty years old,” said author Zorn, “but this evidence is brand new. John Knoll lived out his life in freedom, and we will probably never know for sure why Bruno Hauptmann went to the electric chair without fingering his co-conspirator and accomplice in this ruthless crime. But now we do know exactly who was ‘Cemetery John.’ And based on the insights of top FBI criminal profilers, including those of John Douglas and of Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole, the country’s leading expert on child abduction, we also know what likely had motivated Knoll to kidnap the baby of the world’s most famous man.”

Robert Zorn is a graduate of Duke University and the Wharton School of Business. His father, the late Eugene C. Zorn, Jr., a nationally respected economist, was the only eyewitness to the conspiracy behind the kidnapping. For more information, please visit:

The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping
By Robert Zorn
Published by The Overlook Press
Hardcover: $26.95 / 320 pages / ISBN 978-1-59020-856-4


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