Angel Within by Othello Bach

Too often doubts, fears, hopes, and dreams crowd the mind of expectant mothers. With wit, wisdom, and humor, Angel Within gently leads new mothers to greater hopes and inspiration regarding the child they anxiously await.

Shermit the Hermit by Othello Bach

A humorous, rhymed story about a grouch named Shermit who doesn’t like anyone. He goes off to live alone on a mountain. Unfortunately, he forgets his scissors and a comb and his red hair gets so long and tangled he can’t see where he’s going. 

He tried tying it back with a vine,
And old Shermit he really looked fine.
Then one day it broke and fell like a coat
And old Shermit thought he’d gone blind!

He tries chewing it off and pounding it off with rocks, but nothing works. One day he tumbles down the mountain and ends up trapped in a huge ball of his hair.

Shot Down by Steve Snyder

Belgium ... February 8, 1944 ... Shot Down and Alive

For the first time, the full and complete story of the B-17 Flying Fortress Susan Ruth is shared in unbelievable detail. Author Steve Snyder’s story of his father, Lieutenant Howard Snyder, and the Susan Ruth crew, provides in-depth details about many aspects of World War II few understand or know about including the:

  • separation for young families as men went off to war;
  • training before heading to foreign soil;
  • military combat operations;
  • underground and resistance and what Lt. Snyder did when he joined it;
  • German atrocities toward captured crew and civilians;
  • behind-the-scenes stories of the Belgium civilians who risked all to save American flyers who were in the air one moment, spiraling down in flames the next;
  • creation and dedication of the monument to the Susan Ruth and its crew located in Macquenoise, Belgium in 1989 

Shot Down was created from the vast number of letters and journals of Howard Snyder; diaries of men and women on the ground who rescued, sheltered and hid the crew; and interviews conducted by historians. Centered around the 306th Bomb Group in Thurleigh, England, it is informative, insightful and captivating.

For most, 70 years is a long time ago. World War II fades in importance as each year goes by.

Shot Down moves history out of the footnotes into reality, keeping the stories of real people alive as they experience being shot down. You are there, almost holding your breath as Lt. Snyder gets his crew out of his B-17 when bailing out over Nazi occupied Europe.

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101 Questions for God by Othello Bach

A series of letters to God that question fundamental Christian teachings—questions many have asked themselves but are afraid to ask aloud. It examines the conflicting concepts taught and accepted as truth, clearing the way for rational thought and discussion regarding the scriptures and spirituality.


Dangerous Impulses by F.M. Meredith

Rocky Bluff PD SeriesBook 9
In DANGEROUS IMPULSES, the ninth novel in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series, an attractive new-hire captivates Officer Gordon Butler, Officer Felix Zachary¿s wife is befuddled by her new baby, and Ryan and Barbara Strickland receive unsettling news. RBPD Officers investigate the bloody murder of a mother and her son, and try to locate the source of an unidentified drug that sickens teenaged partiers, but nobody is talking.
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The Biggest Sneeze by Othello Bach

A rhyming tale describing the after effects of an old woman's championship sneeze.

Bad Tidings by F.M. Meredith

Rocky Bluff PD Series
Book 2

Lt. Tom Gilbreath, who is called “the old hound dog” behind his back, is the one who often delivers bad news. He is soon to receive some of this own. His wife, Marlene, often knows as much about what is going on with the Rock Bluff P.D. as her husband, and she knows even more about the other officers’ private lives. Officer Joe Guzzo has perfect wife and a wandering eye. A knock-out, Officer Georgia Lindquist captures the interest of all the single guys in the department and the notice of the married ones. Two murders bring chaos to the beach community of Rocky Bluff and keep Lt. Gilbreath busy as he faces a crisis of his own.
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What Really Happened When The Susan Ruth Was Shot Down In WWII

Author Steve Snyder’s father, Howard Snyder, was a B-17 pilot stationed in England during World War II. On February 8, 1944, his plane, the B-17 Susan Ruth, was Shot Down over the French/Belgium border after a mission to bomb Frankfurt, Germany. 

SHOT DOWN tells the true story of events leading up to and after that harrowing day. Of the ten-man crew, some died, some ended up in prison camps, and some evaded capture. What makes this book unique is the varied, detailed, and amazing story of what happened to each crewmember, in particular Howard Snyder who evaded capture and was missing in action for seven months.

Belgium ... February 8, 1944 ... Shot Down and Alive

For the first time, the full and complete story of the B-17 Flying Fortress Susan Ruth is shared in unbelievable detail. Author Steve Snyder’s story of his father, Lieutenant Howard Snyder, and the Susan Ruth crew, provides in-depth details about many aspects of World War II few understand or know about including the: 

  • separation for young families as men went off to war;
  • training before heading to foreign soil;
  • military combat operations;
  • underground and resistance and what Lt. Snyder did when he joined it;
  • German atrocities toward captured crew and civilians;
  • behind-the-scenes stories of the Belgium civilians who risked all to save American flyers who were in the air one moment, spiraling down in flames the next;
  • creation and dedication of the monument to the Susan Ruth and its crew located in Macquenoise, Belgium in 1989  

Shot Down was created from the vast number of letters and journals of Howard Snyder; diaries of men and women on the ground who rescued, sheltered and hid the crew; and interviews conducted by historians. Centered around the 306th Bomb Group in Thurleigh, England, it is informative, insightful and captivating.

For most, 70 years is a long time ago. World War II fades in importance as each year goes by. Shot Down moves history out of the footnotes into reality, keeping the stories of real people alive as they experience being shot down. You are there, almost holding your breath as Lt. Snyder gets his crew out of his B-17 when bailing out over Nazi occupied Europe.

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Steve Snyder graduated from UCLA with a B.A. degree in Economics and has lived in Seal Beach, California since 1972. After 36 years in national sales and sales management, he retired from Vision Service Plan (VSP) in 2009.

Soon after retirement, Steve began his quest to learn about the World War II experiences of his father, pilot Howard Snyder, and his crew of the B-17, Susan Ruth, named after his older sister. It became his passion, and after 4 1/2 years of dedicated research, resulted in his book, SHOT DOWN which has received over 20 national book awards.

One result of his new career as a World War II historian is that he is a member of numerous World War II organizations and President of the 306th Bomb Group Historical Association.

You can learn more about Steve and his book, upcoming events, order signed copies and more by visiting his website at

Jake's Snake Race by Othello Bach

Related in rhyme how Jake the snake manages to win a race.

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A Cold Death by Marilyn Meredith

Tempe Crabtree Mystery
Book 16

Deputy Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy of the mountain community of Bear Creek and its nearby surroundings in the Southern Sierra.

A horrific snow storm traps Tempe and her husband in the lodge of a summer camp along with the caretakers and seven most unpleasant people--one becomes a murder victim.

And to complicate matters, the ghost of a former camper makes contact with Tempe.


Prodigal Daze by Rev. Paul G. Zimmer II

Daze is a very candid, and at times graphic portrayal of a young pastor's downward spiral into the dark world of pornography, failed marriages, and failed attempts at ministry. The willingness of the author to talk about the unthinkable should serve as a beacon of hope for any believer who is struggling with similar issues and hopelessly trapped in ungodly and unholy cravings and lifestyles. Prodigal Daze will lovingly and explicitly move the reader from Romans 7 (defeated by sin)to Romans 8 (victory over sin).

Prodigal Daze is a must read book for all believers, because sin is something we are all subject to according to I John 1:5-10. The author shows us the patience of a loving Father who remains faithful to His promise to save us, even after we fall. Prodigal Daze speaks to every believer about the courage to move forward in midst of your trials. 
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Does My Room Come Alive At Night? by Othello Bach

Wonderful and funny things may be happening in your room while you are fast asleep! See what happens in one kid's room during the night.

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Spirit Shapes by Marilyn Meredith

Tempe Crabtree Mystery Series 
Book 12

Ghost hunters stumble upon a murdered teen in a haunted house.

Deputy Tempe Crabtree's investigation pulls her into a whirlwind of restless spirits, good and evil, intertwined with the past and the present, and demons and angels at war.
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Secrets of Successful Writers by Othello Bach

This writing manual contains only the essential information concerning writing marketable fiction stories. No padding. No fluff. Just easy-to-apply proven rules, tips, and techniques already mastered by professional authors. This manual also contains numerous examples and exercises to help develop writing skills.

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Trail Fixin's by Rev. Paul G. Zimmer II

This book of devotions is a result of his many years of ministry and service to the church and God’s people, and we are sure the devotions in this book will be a blessing to you in many wonderful ways!
Pastor Paul Zimmer is a 1973 graduate of Azusa Pacific College. His ministry is extensive, and covers nearly 50 years in all. Over that span of time, he has served the Lord as a Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries, and Worship Leader and Administrator of a large Christian preschool and elementary school. Between those church callings, Pastor Paul also worked with numerous public and private social service agencies that provided counseling and advocate services for children, youth and teens.
His work with many social service agencies has resulted in several recognitions from the local community for his efforts to provide services that protected and advanced the cause of children, youth and teens. While serving in Grand Island, NE the Unified School District gave him recognition for the juvenile diversion and counseling services provided while employed as the Director of Hall County Youth Services Bureau.
Then in 1994, the Riverside County Office of Education named him the Children and Youth Advocate of the Year for his work in Riverside and San Bernardino counties as the Supervisor of the Community Care Licensing unit that licensed day‑care homes and agencies throughout both counties.
Pastor Paul served in that position for the State of California Social Services from 1989 through his medical retirement 2000. Since his retirement, he has developed a wide reaching on line ministry, a monthly world prayer meeting and authored five books.

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The Minimum You Need To Know Series by Roland Hughes

Service Oriented Architecture is all the rage these days. Dozens, if not hundreds of books are published on it, and more seem to show up every day.  This book isn't awash with buzzwords and jargon.  In truth, this book will probably be shunned by the SOA elite.

Rather than focus on the front end, this book focuses on the back end.  That Heritage data silo/application where all of the other books just draw a box with “connect somehow” written on it.  Most of them try to sell some expensive middleware along the way.

Management can and should read the first 5 chapters in this book.  These chapters aren't technical and may very well open their eyes.  The remaining chapters are for those programmers given the “connect somehow” task.  While OpenVMS is the Heritage platform of choice in this book and Ubuntu is used for the front end development, developers from other platforms should get a lot of ideas by reading this book.

Source code is provided on the CD.


There are two main intents of this book.  The first intent is to allow developers who know at least one of the covered languages on another platform to quickly come up to speed on the OpenVMS platform.  The second is to assist current OpenVMS developers finding themselves having to work with a different language their current language become productive.

A single application is developed over and over again in each of the languages.  Both RMS Indexed file development and relational development are covered in the book.  When working with MySQL only the C language is covered.  The accompanying CD-ROM contains the source code developed in the book.  By being able to compare the source code  for the same application in different languages the reader can quickly get a feeling for the design trade offs and benefits of each language covered.

The screen handler covered is FMS.  While this may be one of the oldest if not the oldest screen handling/forms development packages on OpenVMS it also has a very large base in production systems.  If you are new to the OpenVMS environment you will encounter it.  Once you know this forms management system you should be able to quickly pick up the other products on this platform.


This book shows the nitty-gritty of developing with Qt using PostgreSQL, Firebird, and SQLite databases. It also shows the developer how to create BOTH console and GUI Qt applications. Readers are shown how to do development with Qt Designer, Qt Creator, Qdevelop, Monkey Studio, and Eclipse under KUbuntu. Like most of the titles in this series this book attempts to teach by repeatedly developing the same applications so even seasoned developers can learn from the differences each tool presents.


This book is part of "The Minimum You Need to Know" family of books by Logikal Solutions. As the family expands they will cover an increasing variety of topics. This book is designed to be used as a test book for classes in logic from high school to college level. It should be one of the first books you read when starting in IT.

Not only does this book cover flow charting and pseudocode, it teaches the reader to think before they start mapping out the logic to solve a problem. The author of this book is an industry veteran with roughly 30 years in the field. It has been his experience that recent graduates, from any country, are nearly useless at problem solving. If they cannot point, click, and drag, they cannot solve the problem. This book is an attempt to teach them how to solve the problem.


Most books on Java drop you immediately into developing Web applets and HTML pages. This book doesn't bother covering what is done in thousands of other books on the market. Here we focus on using JNI to access RMS (Records Management System) indexed files and FMS (Forms Management System.) You will learn how to use Java with MMS (Module Management System) and CMS (Code Management System.) Finally, the same application found in The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer is redeveloped using Java with FMS and RDB (Releational DataBase.)

In short, this isn't just another “oatmeal for the masses” Java book. It is for professionals on the OpenVMS platform who find they must now work with Java.

All source code can be found at the Web site for the series:


This book covers using C#/Mono with the Qt framework in great detail.  It will be of great use to C++ Qt users as well since Chapter 3 is currently the most complete set of instructions for creating and printing reports in TXT, HTML, and ODF with Qt4.  Faithful readers of this series will also be pleased to learn this book continues the tradition of including a Ruminations chapter at the end.


This book is meant to provide a much needed tutorial for the OpenSource xBaseJ library.  If you have some fundamental Java skills this book can have you developing your own xBaseJ applications in a matter of hours.  The xBaseJ library was used by the author to create the FuelSurcharge project on SourceForge.


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The Man With Big Ears by Othello Bach

The man with big ears had no reasons for tears. 

The older he got, the more he heard.

He could hear feathers grow on a bird.

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October 2017 Magazine is out!

at the CENTER OF IT ALL October 2017
62 pages, published 10/13/2017
at the CENTER OF IT ALL magazine is for writers & authors. Brought to you by Authors Express Promotion, it is packed with helpful links and information for authors, new book releases, contests, awards and conferences, tips, and more!

One Woman’s Journey From A Childhood Hell To An Accomplished Life & Writer - Meet Othello Bach

Cry Into the Wind

“Othello Bach is a force. And this book proves it.”
--Joel Grey, Tony Award-winner

“Cry into the Wind is a page-turner from beginning to end. It is a compelling story of survival and an inspiring testament to the strength of the human spirit and raw determination.”
--Dave Pelzer, author of A Child Called It

“Too often, America is portrayed as fantasyland. Cry into the Wind reminds us of the hourly struggle many Americans have to survive and salutes their true grit!”
--Pat Schroeder, former Congresswoman; ex-President, Associations of American Publishers

“Cry into the Wind grabs you by the eyeballs and keeps them wide open until the end. As illustrator of four of Othello’s books, I’m sure that her hilariously inventive take on life must have helped her overcome many obstacles.”
--Sandy Huffaker, nationally syndicated political cartoonist, award-winning fine artist and illustrator

Othello Bach’s debut book, a novel called House of Secrets, became a best-seller. Avon Books bought it when she was 24 years old. Her second novel, Satan’s Daughters was published by Zebra Bookstore years later and it also became a bestseller. Her first children’s book, Whoever Heard of a Fird? was another best-seller, as was her second children’s book, Hector McSnector and the Mail-Order Christmas Witch. Additionally, Whoever Heard of a Fird? led to over 100 licensing deals which included a line of toys by Remco and a television development deal with Hanna-Barbera. She also wrote three dozen songs that were recorded by stage and screen stars, including Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, and Sandy Duncan. It’s hard to believe all of this positive, creative, and inspirational content is the product of someone who didn’t learn to read until the 8th grade.

It’s even harder to believe when you learn how this former minister, licensed hypnotherapist, motivational speaker and advocate for literacy, women, and group home reform almost didn’t survive her nightmarish childhood that was defined by loss, neglect, physical and mental abuse, rape, seeing her mother burned alive, sexually violated by her alcoholic dad and left to fend for herself in a group home while separated from her siblings.

Her stirring memoir, Cry into the Wind, recently acknowledged by the Indiana Public Library Association as being one of the ten best books, reveals her heartbreaking, yet inspirational story of how she rose out of an against-all-odds childhood, one that left her in a two-day coma after attempting suicide.

Bach has come a long way since her troubled youth. She grew into a successful author of dozens of books, launched a hypnotherapy company for 25 years, taught for over 13 years at two colleges and was an ordained minister for a decade. Along the way she’s publicly advocated for women, victims of abuse, literacy and self-improvement. She represents hope in the face of brutal odds against living a happy and successful life.

She is available to discuss:
  • The elements of her unique recovery program that helps others grow beyond painful memories.
  • What can be done to improve the conditions of group homes (orphanages.).
  • How to go from victim-hood to taking control of your life.
  • How one can rise from poverty and homelessness to succeed.
  • How one can go from being illiterate to a best-selling author.
  • What the keys to happiness are.
“Everyone has memories that haunt and discourage them,” says Bach. “I want to make them aware of my story and show them how to use their minds more effectively – regardless of their backgrounds.”

Never having read a newspaper and unable to read until her teens, Bach learns to barter for help in exchange for others reading to her. When she discovers the “secret to reading,” she is ecstatic about her new discovery – that letters have assigned sounds – and her life is changed forever.

“The thrill of learning to read was surpassed only by the realization that words not only passed information – they created feelings,” says Bach. “With this priceless information I could literally change my life. I could create any emotion and steer my life in the direction I wanted to go – so I used it. Anyone can. Words are power tools that sculpt our future. If we know how to use them we can transform a monstrous life into a beautiful work of art. If we don’t, we generally create one monstrosity after another.”

She has many stories to share – as well as life lessons and advice.

“I want people to embrace the message of my breakthrough children’s book, which is, that we each need to learn that we can be whatever we want to be, without looking anywhere outside of ourselves.”

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Othello Bach
A Biography
 Othello Bach is an accomplished, best-selling author, song writer, and survivor of a childhood of untold loss, abuse, and horror.

Bach, who was illiterate, until the eighth grade, overcame one of the most challenging childhoods ever. She witnessed, at age seven, her mother burn to death. The night following her mother’s funeral, her alcoholic father, took her to his bed. Poor, and living out of a truck, her dad abandoned her and her three younger siblings. They were put in an orphanage where they were split up, placed in different dormitories, and never allowed to be together again. At 18, after leaving the orphanage and graduating high school, Bach attempted suicide, ending up in a two-day coma.
She has published over 30 books, including her memoir, Cry into the Wind, two best-selling novels, House of Secrets (Avon Books) and Satan’s Daughters (Zebra Books) -- and two bestselling children’s books: Whoever Heard of a Fird? and Hector McSnector and the Mail-Order Christmas Witch. (Caedmon Books).

Bach’s also published hundreds of articles, stories, and columns in the Orange County Register, The Looking Glass, The Long Beach Press Telegram, The Orange County News-Times, The Kokomo Tribune and in magazines that included Child Life. Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, True Love, and Jack & Jill.
For two decades she held over 600 workshops on Secrets of Successful Writers, and for 10 years she made over 200 speaking appearances at hotels, churches, and community centers about life after trauma and abuse for 17 years she made 230 presentations, Body Designing, a weight-loss program that uses hypnosis.

Some of her media appearances include The Joe Franklin Show on WOR and The Jim Lehrer Show, both radio.

Bach taught creative writing at the University of California for five years, and at Cypress College in California for 13 years. She also owned and operated a successful hypnotherapy clinic for 25 years and worked with hundreds of clients, using hypnosis to help them overcome a variety of problems and challenges.

Bach was a minister for a decade, pastoring her first church in Tustin, California.
She also worked for three years with Vietnam veterans at the Anaheim Vet Center in Anaheim, California. She continues to write every day, composing music, and recently has illustrated two of her latest children’s books: Albert and the Monster and Frickart the Different. She is a tireless advocate for literacy, human rights, and speaks out for reform of group homes – the same homes that were once called orphanages.

She now resides in Kokomo, Indiana. She has two sons, and was the legal guardian of a niece and nephew. They are all adults now and she considers them all “her kids.”

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Othello Bach
1. You witnessed your mother being burned alive. Your alcoholic dad sexually assaulted you. In an orphanage, you suffered untold abuse and mistreatment. You experienced homelessness. Eventually, you attempted suicide. What sustained your spirit? 

Memories of my mother’s love and eternal optimism. She said if I want something bad enough I can have it, and I still believe it.

2. Othello, you have had one of the most challenging and troubling childhoods anyone has endured. How did you manage to overcome this rough start to become a successful writer, pastor, teacher and hypnotherapist? 

When I taught myself to read and realized that the words were affecting my emotions – I knew I had stumbled on a truth I could use to control my life.

3. How does someone who couldn’t write or read until the eighth grade manage to pen so many books? How can we improve literacy in our country? 

I did it because I loved doing it. I love to work out plots… develop the characters and let them speak, interact and perform for me. That’s what makes me happy, so it wasn’t hard. How to improve literacy? It needs funding! Literacy programs generally operate on donations, fundraisers, and by scrambling for grants. This is a sad situation because so many children are dyslexic.

4. Othello, you are an accomplished author of many books, including a successful line of children’s books. What is your newest one about, Frickart the Different? 

Frickart is frog who is bullied because he’s different. He stands, walks, sings, eats berries and wears a vest of flowers. He is also practical; he remains kind but doesn’t try to change himself to please others.

5. What lessons will children learn from this colorful story? 

Most kids feel different in some way. Hopefully, Frickart will show them that it’s okay to be different— and you must be true to yourself if you want to be happy.

6. Your debut children’s book, Whoever Heard of a Fird? was a best-seller and over 100 licensing agreements grew out of it. Did you ever expect people to react so favorably to it? 

When I first wrote it, I did; but after years of rejection slips I had my doubts. After seven years of rejections, I wrote music and lyrics for it, and liked it even better. It still took three more years to sell it, and I was thrilled.

7. Why do you feel its message resonates with so many young readers? 

I’ve heard that every kid, at one time or another, suspects they were sent home from the hospital with the wrong parents. Maybe that was it: the kids identified with Fird.

8. How would you reform the group home system to ensure the abuse you suffered doesn’t happen again? 

Today there are 600,000 kids “lost” in group homes. I have a list of “shoulds” that need to be implemented, including some federal oversight of privately (church) funded homes. In most cases, a driver’s license and GED are all it takes to be hired as a “houseparent” for a dormitory of frightened, abandoned children.

9. You served as a pastor for over a decade. How did faith play a role in rehabilitating your life? 

My rehab began when I sold my first novel to Avon Books and started to believe in myself. I’ve always been a deeply spiritual person and eventually I felt compelled to attend a seminary and try to help others.

10. What tips or advice do you have for others who are struggling with their life? 

Defend yourself with thoughts you love and make you happy. The past is a memory kept alive by choice. The future is nonexistent—an illusion that changes with mere thought. Don’t be afraid to take control in the present.

11. Among your talents, you are a composer and a lyrist with 37 recorded songs by Broadway, TV and Hollywood stars. What was it like to hear Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes and Sandy Duncan sing your words? 

It was glorious! I had the privilege of being in the studio when my work was recorded. At one point, Joel Grey asked me to sing along with him. As I went to him, for the first-and-only time in my life, I thought, “Momma, can you see me now?”

12. Your children’s books spark the imagination of parents as well as children. How did you develop this talent despite the barrage of loss, pain, and conflict in your early life?

I can take no credit for the talent; it is a gift. I just use it, and by doing that, it developed on its own.

13. Cry into the Wind, a Dickensian tale of triumph over tragedy, reveals your story in great detail. What do you hope readers will come away with? 

The understanding that thought has power. Thought controls emotion, emotion creates conviction, conviction prompts action, and action produces results.

14. Can you tell us about the unique recovery program you developed, where you help others grow beyond painful memories? 

It’s a 30-day program included in Cry into the Wind, and sold separately on Amazon as “The Happiness Option.” It gives readers the opportunity to experience the power of their thoughts.

15. As a mom - and as someone with a traumatized childhood – what advice do you have for parents today in terms of how to raise happy, healthy, successful children? 

Children imitate their parents. Be loving and gentle so they will be. Don’t blame others for the ugly emotions you create—especially not your children. By accepting your responsibility to control yourself, you teach your children how to do it.

Keys To Happiness After Trauma
by Othello Bach
  • The power of love that helps you overcome the effects of painful experiences is eternal. It cannot be taken from you, but you can forget you have it. Love cannot be felt until it is given away – and with every thought you think, you are “giving” either love or fear to yourself and everyone around you.
  • Love will always rescue you if you remember to use it, but it cannot rescue you if you choose to remember pain and fear, instead.
  • God is love. Love is always with us and willing to help if we remember to use it.
  • The past cannot hurt you unless you choose to remember it.
  • Memories have no power over you; they cannot alter your decision.
  • Every thought creates a corresponding emotion – so think encouraging thoughts!
  • There are two thought categories: love and fear. Thoughts that make you happy and create a sense of well-being are loving; thoughts that hurt and create doubt are fear-based and will undermine your success.
  • You have a choice between thoughts. Choose wisely.
  • You cannot control others, situations, circumstances, the past, or the future – nor do you need to. You only need to control your responses to them.
  • Pain is an effect created by something that has already happened. What has happened is in the past. All pain is in the past unless we bring it into our present thoughts. Present thoughts of past pain create present pain.
  • Fear is created by thinking of something that might happen in the future. Fear cannot exist in the present unless we are presently thinking fearful thoughts.
  • Fearful thoughts will immobilize you. Replace them immediately with encouraging thoughts.
  • What you believe creates the reality you experience.
  • Denying yourself happiness does not make you “good,” it makes you and everyone around you miserable.
  • There is a Power within you that is sufficient to overcome all obstacles. It doesn’t care what you call it, but it is there and it responds to love – your loving thoughts, your loving your life, your loving others, your loving your dreams and pursuing them. If you will remember to love your life, family, friends, the day, your work – love will empower you, and soon you will love all that you have accomplished. You will also love the truth that you – and only you – control your life.