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Mediacs Mediacs is a full-service publishing company of published authors, writing coaches, journalists, editors, graphic designers and computer technicians specia

Mediacs is a full-service publishing company of published authors, writing coaches, journalists, editors, graphic designers and computer technicians specializing in print and digital book publishing. We offer authors assistance in navigating through all the myriad steps of writing, publishing and marketing a written work. As a small family-owned company with manageable overhead, we are able to provide our clients with a highly-personalized and comprehensive service at a reasonable cost.

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Mediacs is pleased to announce the publication of Alexa Stuart Frisbie's "Secrets of Your Child's Education." Alexa Stua...
01/12/2021

Mediacs is pleased to announce the publication of Alexa Stuart Frisbie's "Secrets of Your Child's Education."

Alexa Stuart Frisbie’s new book provides parents with a timely and practical guide to what all children need to be happy and successful as they learn. In her book, Ms. Frisbie, herself
an award-winning teacher, teacher-trainer and parent, describes hidden causes for lackluster education — from teacher-bullies to disconnected curriculum — and practical fixes parents can
use to hurdle over them. “The school system, even with the best of intentions,” says the author, “can fail your child. My book will enable parents to understand common issues to help their
children.”

Mediacs is pleased to announce the publication of Alexa Stuart Frisbie's "Secrets of Your Child's Education."

Alexa Stuart Frisbie’s new book provides parents with a timely and practical guide to what all children need to be happy and successful as they learn. In her book, Ms. Frisbie, herself
an award-winning teacher, teacher-trainer and parent, describes hidden causes for lackluster education — from teacher-bullies to disconnected curriculum — and practical fixes parents can
use to hurdle over them. “The school system, even with the best of intentions,” says the author, “can fail your child. My book will enable parents to understand common issues to help their
children.”

Wishing all our clients a peaceful and safe holiday. Our thoughts are with everyone who lost loved ones to COVID in 2020...
12/23/2020

Wishing all our clients a peaceful and safe holiday. Our thoughts are with everyone who lost loved ones to COVID in 2020.

Jim and Carol Bergman

A short story published this week by co-owner, Carol Bergman
11/24/2020
Shunned »

A short story published this week by co-owner, Carol Bergman

Shunned by Copperfield Posted on November 23, 2020 These children I love because they are children I love them.  This girl, this boy, a safe haven in a cottage in New Amsterdam in the year of our Lord, 1650, thirteen of us together under a thatched roof. We came by sloop along the coast and then do...

Mediacs is pleased to announce publication of Josh Wickom's, "Mind Intruders." When mild-mannered Josh Wickom retired fr...
11/10/2020

Mediacs is pleased to announce publication of Josh Wickom's, "Mind Intruders." When mild-mannered Josh Wickom retired from a successful engineering career, he and his beloved wife Ruth anticipated a senior life of renewed romance and exotic vacations. Instead, they and their two adult children were plunged into a three-year nightmare when two powerful mind intruders hijacked John’s existence. First came Colden, a deeply-depressed paranoid intent on ending his own life. Then came Wick, a flamboyant concert promoter fueled by electroshock therapy-induced mania and grandiose illusions.
Unable to regain control of his own life, Josh watched helplessly as Coldon and Wick steered him on a wild ride from bucolic Central New York State, to the steamy Mississippi Delta and New York City — with stops along the way in the county jail, a psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, and divorce court.

Josh’s ability to objectively observe and record what was happening —his scientific training — is what makes his memoir such a compelling read. It may also in part explain his eventual recovery.

In the tradition of Willian Styron’s "Darkness Visible" and Marya Hornbacher’s "Madness: A Bipolar Life, and with a touch of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Josh Wickom’s "Mind Intruders" documents the true-life story of an ordinary individual’s harrowing struggle to exorcise the malignant invaders who hijacked his life.

What's on my mind this morning FB asks? A lot. But it's wonderful to announce the publication of Valerie Pepe's new book...
10/08/2020
Carol Bergman :: Virus Without Borders: Chapter Thirty-Eight

What's on my mind this morning FB asks? A lot. But it's wonderful to announce the publication of Valerie Pepe's new book. Mediacs is a family business, a one-stop publishing company Jim and I started together. Our talented daughter, Chloe, with her Parsons School of Design training, and her own successful graphic design business, is our designer.

Valerie Pepe is a star. We are both pleased and privileged to have published her first two books. #AMC #individualswithdisabilities #Mediacs #chloeartdesign

A Remarkable Person Valerie Pepe has just published her second book, "Deformed: My Remarkable Life Continues," a sequel to her first book, "Deformed: My Remarkable Life." I report this to you with admiration, even a bit of pride, as I've been Valerie's mentor and editor f...

Thank you, Chloe, for these beautiful covers and Valerie for the books. It’s been my privilege to be Valerie’s  mentor a...
10/06/2020

Thank you, Chloe, for these beautiful covers and Valerie for the books. It’s been my privilege to be Valerie’s mentor and editor since she first walked into my class at NYU. What a student!

Book cover design and illustration for Valerie Pepe’s sequel “Deformed: My Remarkable Life Continues,” published by Mediacs Valerie updates her inspirational story into middle age, the loss of her beloved father and aunt, a new meaningful relationship, and the trauma of Hurricane Sandy. Fiercely independent, she refuses to be marginalized because of her disability. Check it out for sale on Amazon. And if you haven’t read her first memoir, you can find that too! #bookcoverdesign #bookcoverillustration #graphicdesign #AMC #individualswithdisabilities #mediacs

COMING SOON: Mediacs is pleased to announce the publication of Valerie Pepe's new book "Deformed; My Remarkable Life Con...
09/21/2020

COMING SOON: Mediacs is pleased to announce the publication of Valerie Pepe's new book "Deformed; My Remarkable Life Continues." In this sequel, Valerie updates her inspirational story into middle age, the loss of her beloved father and aunt, a new meaningful relationship, and the trauma of Hurricane Sandy. Fiercely independent, she refuses to be marginalized because of her disability.

Hello Writers,Are you reading? Are you writing? Are you attending zoom workshops? Our website may inspire and motivate y...
06/22/2020
Our Books | Mediacs

Hello Writers,

Are you reading? Are you writing? Are you attending zoom workshops? Our website may inspire and motivate you. Check out Carol Bergman's "Becoming a Writer," available as a PDF for only $10. https://mediacs.com/our-books/

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04/18/2020

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"Greetings From The Epicenter"
Photo of Carol Bergman © copyright by Jim Bergman 2020

BECOMING A WRITER; A Memoir & Workbook by Carol Bergman

© copyright by Carol Bergman 2020

Anyone can publish these days but how do we know when we have written something worthwhile? Where is our audience and why would this imagined audience want to read what we have written? Does it matter? Shall we continue writing regardless of financial success, recognition, or pandemics? What does it mean to be a writer, to follow the path of admired writers, and to lead a sustainable writing life? In Becoming a Writer, Carol Bergman, an award winning writer and writing teacher, answers these questions. She has been teaching writing workshops at Gotham Writers Workshop and NYU since 1997, and has many inspiring and useful ideas for both mentors and aspiring writers.


Becoming a Writer is available as a PDF download for $10 on the publisher’s website: www.mediacs.com

"Greetings From The Epicenter"Photo of Carol Bergman © copyright by Jim Bergman 2020BECOMING A WRITER; A Memoir & Workbo...
04/18/2020

"Greetings From The Epicenter"
Photo of Carol Bergman © copyright by Jim Bergman 2020

BECOMING A WRITER; A Memoir & Workbook by Carol Bergman

© copyright by Carol Bergman 2020

Anyone can publish these days but how do we know when we have written something worthwhile? Where is our audience and why would this imagined audience want to read what we have written? Does it matter? Shall we continue writing regardless of financial success, recognition, or pandemics? What does it mean to be a writer, to follow the path of admired writers, and to lead a sustainable writing life? In Becoming a Writer, Carol Bergman, an award winning writer and writing teacher, answers these questions. She has been teaching writing workshops at Gotham Writers Workshop and NYU since 1997, and has many inspiring and useful ideas for both mentors and aspiring writers.


Becoming a Writer is available as a PDF download for $10 on the publisher’s website: www.mediacs.com

Mediacs co-owner teaches a nonfiction class on Wednesday nights @ NYU. Registration is now open. There is usually a wait...
12/27/2019
Creative Nonfiction Writing (WRIT1-CE9713) | NYU SPS Professional Pathways

Mediacs co-owner teaches a nonfiction class on Wednesday nights @ NYU. Registration is now open. There is usually a waiting list so sign up soon. PM Carol here if you'd like more information.

Explore the process of writing nonfiction with clarity and precision as well as with a poet’s eye. Geared toward both novice writers and out-of-practice scribes, this course guides you through a series of effective exercises to jump-start your nonfiction writing. Emphasis is placed on building sel...

Wishing our clients a peaceful holiday.
12/22/2019

Wishing our clients a peaceful holiday.

Good Morning Writers, Students, Former Students, Friends of Writers, Friend of Mediacs. In lieu of a blog post this morn...
08/26/2019
A Campaign Targeting Our Staff | The New York Times Company

Good Morning Writers, Students, Former Students, Friends of Writers, Friend of Mediacs. In lieu of a blog post this morning--and there are recent ones to read here--I am re-posting a message from the publisher of the NY Times. It is our mandate as writers, reporters and publishers to take heed: our free press is under attack. Our response to such an attack can only be more "speech," not less. Speak boldly. Write boldly. Persist. Resist.

https://www.nytco.com/press/a-campaign-targeting-our-staff/

A note to staff by New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger calling attention to a Times story about a campaign led by President Trump’s allies intended to harass and embarrass individuals affiliated with several leading news organizations.

Mediacs is pleased to announce the publication of Deborah Sprenger's sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking memoir, "U...
08/17/2019
Under Overlook: A Memoir

Mediacs is pleased to announce the publication of Deborah Sprenger's sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking memoir, "Under Overlook," available from amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Under-Overlook-Memoir-Deborah-Sprenger-ebook/dp/B07W765B68

Born and raised in Woodstock, New York, Deborah
began her writing career with a high school column in the Ulster County Townsman. For many years, she produced feature articles and interviews for the Woodstock Riding Club, earning byline and photo credits in several local publications.

A lifelong music lover, she is a founding member of the SUNY Ulster Community Band and the chamber group Summer Winds. She is a much-beloved professional tutor at the Writing Center at SUNY Ulster. This is her first book.

Cover Design by chloeartdesign.com

#Mediacs #chloeartdesign #sunyulsterwritingcenter #woodstocknewyorkhistory #memoir #writingmemoir #ulstercountywriters #midhudsonvalleywriters

An often funny and sometimes heartbreaking memoir of a young girl growing up in Woodstock, New York, under the shadow of the Hudson Valley’s Overlook Mountain during the 50’s and 60’s. Deborah Sprenger's life-story includes an all-too-familiar tale of childhood sexual assault and the personal ...

COMING SOON: Mediacs is pleased to announce the publication of Deborah Sprenger's sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaki...
08/07/2019

COMING SOON: Mediacs is pleased to announce the publication of Deborah Sprenger's sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking memoir, "Under Overlook."

Born and raised in Woodstock, New York, Deborah
began her writing career with a high school column in the Ulster County Townsman. For many years, she produced feature articles and interviews for the Woodstock Riding Club, earning byline and photo credits in several local publications.

A lifelong music lover, she is a founding member of the SUNY Ulster Community Band and the chamber group Summer Winds. She is a much-beloved professional tutor at the Writing Center at SUNY Ulster. This is her first book.

Cover Design by chloeartdesign.com

#Mediacs #chloeartdesign #sunyulsterwritingcenter #woodstocknewyorkhistory #memoir #writingmemoir #ulstercountywriters #midhudsonvalleywriters

#saynothing #inquiringmindsbookstore #newpaltztimes #sharynflanaganreporter #laurenthomasphtographer #mediacspublishing
06/06/2019

#saynothing #inquiringmindsbookstore #newpaltztimes #sharynflanaganreporter #laurenthomasphtographer #mediacspublishing

Publicity uses a different side of a writer's brain, a different kind of creativity. Apart from entering a copy editor's changes, it's not my favorite part of the process albeit necessary. A press release to The New Paltz Times resulted in a flattering photo and a two page spread.

With thanks to reporter Sharyn Flanagan who read most of the book before our interview and is a "real" reporter who asks interesting questions, and Lauren Thomas, experienced photographer, who was sensitive to the light and to her subject--the digital camera does not lie--and showed me all the images before we agreed on this one. Both of these women--who I saw on two separate days--made my day.

Local folks: Join me at Inquiring Minds Bookstore on Thursday, June 13th @ 7 p.m for a reading and Q & A.

#saynothing #sharynflanaganreporter #laurenthomasphotographer #chloeartdesign #mediacspublishing #newpaltztimes

Carol Bergman: Writer
03/18/2019

Carol Bergman: Writer

COMING SOON FROM MEDIACS PUBLISHING

In this expanded edition of SAY NOTHING, rookie Private Investigator Alison Jenkins, recently returned from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan to her home in Ulster County, NY, teams up with her mentor, PI Margaret Singer, to solve the disappearance of a decorated veteran. Not far into the investigation, the detectives realize that the young man’s disappearance is only one of several related crimes committed in their jurisdiction and that the FBI has taken a controlling interest in the case and invoked the Patriot Act. When David’s girlfriend and a young Iranian girl are found murdered, the case becomes even more complex. At each turn in the investigation, the sense of danger intensifies. A political thriller, a murder mystery, and a meditation on the futility of war, SAY NOTHING will twist its way into your psyche and not let go.

Cover © copyright by Chloe Annetts 2019

#murdermystery #politicalthriller #mediacspublishing #carolbergman #midhudsonvalleyfiction #ulstercountynewyork #newyorkstatewriters #hudsonvalleywriters #catskillwatershed #hydepark #olana #rhinebecknewyork #statepolice #patriotact #fbi #nyuprofessor #mediacs

Carol Bergman: Writer
03/18/2019

Carol Bergman: Writer

COMING SOON FROM MEDIACS PUBLISHING

In this expanded edition of SAY NOTHING, rookie Private Investigator Alison Jenkins, recently returned from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan to her home in Ulster County, NY, teams up with her mentor, PI Margaret Singer, to solve the disappearance of a decorated veteran. Not far into the investigation, the detectives realize that the young man’s disappearance is only one of several related crimes committed in their jurisdiction and that the FBI has taken a controlling interest in the case and invoked the Patriot Act. When David’s girlfriend and a young Iranian girl are found murdered, the case becomes even more complex. At each turn in the investigation, the sense of danger intensifies. A political thriller, a murder mystery, and a meditation on the futility of war, SAY NOTHING will twist its way into your psyche and not let go.

Cover © copyright by Chloe Annetts 2019

#murdermystery #politicalthriller #mediacspublishing #carolbergman #midhudsonvalleyfiction #ulstercountynewyork #newyorkstatewriters #hudsonvalleywriters #catskillwatershed #hydepark #olana #rhinebecknewyork #statepolice #patriotact #fbi #nyuprofessor #mediacs

With thanks to Reservoir Dogs Running Club for posting Paul's book.#PaulRowbottom #traveling #exploration #running #cavi...
02/25/2019

With thanks to Reservoir Dogs Running Club for posting Paul's book.

#PaulRowbottom #traveling #exploration #running #caving #hiking #Pfizer #chemistryprofessor #Britishexploration #newyorkcitybooklaunch #newyorkcityrunners

#ICYMI one of our very own club officers (and #SMGR leader) @wherespaulo2 published a 📖 about his running and travels adapted from his blog wherespaulo.com! Email [email protected] to get $5 off your copy (also available on Amazon, but for $5 more 😉)!
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#resdogsnyc #resdogsrun #runningclub #runningbook #runningblog #travelbook #travelblog #runnersofinstagram #hiking #biking #running #travel #adventure

The Stoneridge Library in Stoneridge, NY will host a writing workshop: Witness to History © copyright Carol Bergman 2019...
02/17/2019

The Stoneridge Library in Stoneridge, NY will host a writing workshop: Witness to History © copyright Carol Bergman 2019, co-owner of Mediacs, on Saturday, March 9 Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Activity Room

Registration is available on a first come, first-served basis, and is available beginning February 9, on the library’s calendar, or by calling the Program Office at 845 687-7023.

In this interactive workshop, students will choose a reported event they have witnessed either first-hand or through the media. We will begin with oral story-telling of personal recollections and then do research at the library, before drafting a personal essay. The only required tools are memory, your laptop, if you have one, a notebook and a free flowing pen. Beginners and seasoned writers are welcome.

#stoneridgelibrary #ulstercounty #writingworkshops #storytelling #oralstorytelling #creativenonfiction #literarynonfiction #narrativenonfiction #research #reporting #newpaltz #personalrecollections #memoir #personalessaywriting #newyorkuniversity #interactiveworkshops #upstatenewyorkwritingsworkshops #midhudsonvalleywritingworkshops #stoneridgenewyork

Mediacs is pleased to announce the launch of their updated website designed by chloeartdesign.com. In the future, we wil...
01/24/2019
Mediacs | Writing, Editing & Publishing Services for Authors

Mediacs is pleased to announce the launch of their updated website designed by chloeartdesign.com. In the future, we will also offer legacy books based on oral histories collected by the experienced journalists on our staff. www.mediacs.com

Mediacs is a full-service publishing company of published authors, writing coaches, journalists, editors, graphic designers and computer technicians specializing in print and ebook publishing. We offer authors assistance in navigating through all the myriad steps of writing, publishing and marketing...

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