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Marvin Ross

Marvin Ross - Ghostwriter

Dundas, ON

Non fiction ghostwriting

Overview

I have been a freelance writer for over 30 years with 12 books to my credit. In addition, I have written newspaper and magazine articles for a range of publications and websites such as The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and The Medical Post. I am a regular blogger for the Huffington Post and Mind You Reflections on Mental Illness, Mental Heath, and Life. As a publisher, I evaluate and edit titles as well as well as market them. Three of my books have been listed among the top 10 titles on schizophrenia by the award winning website,. Three titles have been recommended by the US psychiatrist Dr. E Fuller Torrey who has been described as the most famous psychiatrist in the US. Two of my authors are recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in Canada and one of my authors is the recipient of both the Courage to Come Back Award in Mental Health in the Canadian province of British Columbia and one of the Faces of Mental Illness in Canada.

As a competent writer, I am capable of ghost writing non fiction for clients with the same standards that I employ in my own writing. My participation in the book Eyes was initially intended as a ghostwriting project on behalf of an ophthalmic physician but the publisher insisted that my name be on it as well. That book was endorsed by the both Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Association of Optometrists and translated into Polish.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing Life Sciences Mathematics & Statistics Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Parenting & Families Publishing

Awards

  • Best top 5 news coverage features in a business magazine Canada 2001
  • Hall of Fame Award 2013 for mental health advocacy from Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME)

Work experience

Publisher/Writer

Bridgeross Communications

June, 1996 – Present (over 20 years)

evaluating and editing books for publication (16 published thus far), writing and regular blogs for Huffington Post and Mind You on Wordpress

Portfolio (15 selected works)

What A Life Can Be: One Therapist's Take on Schizo-Affective Disorder

Carolyn Dobbins PhD

A fascinating look into the world of schizo-affective disorder which, at times, is funny, heartbreaking, but above all uplifting. Dr. Carolyn Dobbins describes the onset and progression of this debilitating disease and gives readers hope. The book breaks through the stigma as mental illness affects us all. Included at the end are facts about serious mental illness, the 6 A's of self help and D... read more

A fascinating look into the world of schizo-affective disorder which, at times, is funny, heartbreaking, but above all uplifting. Dr. Carolyn Dobbins describes the onset and progression of this debilitating disease and gives readers hope. The book breaks through the stigma as mental illness affects us all. Included at the end are facts about serious mental illness, the 6 A's of self help and D... read more

When Quietness Came: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey with Schizophrenia

Erin L Hawkes

The true story of a young woman studying neuroscience who, in her final undergraduate year, has a psychotic break, attempts suicide and ends up in hospital. Her struggles to get well and to pursue her PhD are described in this book. Her story is geared to people from a variety of backgrounds. As a neuroscientist, Erin reaches out to the medical community who need to hear this side of the patie... read more

The true story of a young woman studying neuroscience who, in her final undergraduate year, has a psychotic break, attempts suicide and ends up in hospital. Her struggles to get well and to pursue her PhD are described in this book. Her story is geared to people from a variety of backgrounds. As a neuroscientist, Erin reaches out to the medical community who need to hear this side of the patie... read more

After Her Brain Broke

Susan Inman

Susan Inman's memoir describes her family's nine year journey to help her younger daughter recover from a catastrophic schizoaffective disorder. "Highly recommended" by Dr. E. Fuller Torrey author of Surviving Schizophrenia and described by him as "...one of the best accounts I have read of serious mental illness as told by a mother." From the introduction, Michael Kirby, Chair of the Mental H... read more

Susan Inman's memoir describes her family's nine year journey to help her younger daughter recover from a catastrophic schizoaffective disorder. "Highly recommended" by Dr. E. Fuller Torrey author of Surviving Schizophrenia and described by him as "...one of the best accounts I have read of serious mental illness as told by a mother." From the introduction, Michael Kirby, Chair of the Mental H... read more

Shot In The Head A Sister's Memoir A Brother's Struggle

Katherine Flannery Dering

A bittersweet memoir about life and loss. This true story brings to life the experiences of one large family before and after the onset of mental illness. Using a mix of narrative, photographs, emails and pictures of various cherished objects, the book takes the reader into author Katherine Flannery Dering's world of caring for her younger brother Paul, who suffered from schizophrenia.When her... read more

A bittersweet memoir about life and loss. This true story brings to life the experiences of one large family before and after the onset of mental illness. Using a mix of narrative, photographs, emails and pictures of various cherished objects, the book takes the reader into author Katherine Flannery Dering's world of caring for her younger brother Paul, who suffered from schizophrenia.When her... read more

My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery From Mental Illness

Sandra Yuen MacKay

Vancouver artist Sandra Yuen MacKay has an abnormality of the brain - a disease called schizophrenia. As she says, "my life is schizophrenic because I have schizophrenia. It will always be there". Much of her life has been a struggle to cope with the symptoms of her disease and the side effects of the medications required to keep those symptoms in check. Early in her life, Sandra started to ex... read more

Vancouver artist Sandra Yuen MacKay has an abnormality of the brain - a disease called schizophrenia. As she says, "my life is schizophrenic because I have schizophrenia. It will always be there". Much of her life has been a struggle to cope with the symptoms of her disease and the side effects of the medications required to keep those symptoms in check. Early in her life, Sandra started to ex... read more

The Emergence of the Recovery Movement

Lembi Buchanan

The mental health community is now more divided than it has ever been before with considerable opposition to the biomedical model of illness. This report explores that polarization as the author reviews the intellectual and philosophical underpinnings of the recovery movement as well as the anti-psychiatry influences behind the split. As it stands now, people experiencing severe mental illness... read more

The mental health community is now more divided than it has ever been before with considerable opposition to the biomedical model of illness. This report explores that polarization as the author reviews the intellectual and philosophical underpinnings of the recovery movement as well as the anti-psychiatry influences behind the split. As it stands now, people experiencing severe mental illness... read more

Schizophrenia: Medicine's Mystery - Society's Shame

Marvin Ross

Recommended by the World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders, this book outlines all of the issues involved with schizophrenia and its treatment including history, causes, physiological changes in the brain and best treatments. It is an ideal reference and support for family members and others interested in this disease. It is also suitable reading for students in health care fie... read more

Recommended by the World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders, this book outlines all of the issues involved with schizophrenia and its treatment including history, causes, physiological changes in the brain and best treatments. It is an ideal reference and support for family members and others interested in this disease. It is also suitable reading for students in health care fie... read more

Love's All That Makes Sense A Mother Daughter Memoir

Anika Francis, Sakeenah Francis

Sakeenah Francis describes her life as a Cinderella story in reverse. She grew up in a well-respected, middle-class African American family. She went to college, was homecoming queen, married, began a career and had children. Then, schizophrenia struck and she lost everything. She went from homecoming queen to being homeless and institutionalized. Sakeenah Francis tells her daughter about her ... read more

Sakeenah Francis describes her life as a Cinderella story in reverse. She grew up in a well-respected, middle-class African American family. She went to college, was homecoming queen, married, began a career and had children. Then, schizophrenia struck and she lost everything. She went from homecoming queen to being homeless and institutionalized. Sakeenah Francis tells her daughter about her ... read more

Unfaithful Mind

Marion Gibson

“What had happened to our beautiful happy life? Could it really be over for us? I just wasn’t sure if our love was strong enough to keep us together. I probably believed it wasn’t.” It was an idyllic marriage. John and Marion were high school sweethearts who married and began a successful life together. He, an internationally respected scientist in his field and she, a business woman in her fa... read more

“What had happened to our beautiful happy life? Could it really be over for us? I just wasn’t sure if our love was strong enough to keep us together. I probably believed it wasn’t.” It was an idyllic marriage. John and Marion were high school sweethearts who married and began a successful life together. He, an internationally respected scientist in his field and she, a business woman in her fa... read more

Peril: From Jackboots To Jack Benny

Pearl Goodman

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Pearl Goodman grew up in Toronto in the 1960s. In this exceptionally original memoir, written with wry humor and a sharp satirical eye, she juxtaposes popular culture with the jarring transitions and contradictions in her and her parents' lives. Striving to make sense of her emerging identity, she invokes TV shows, ads, movies, and distinctive details of th... read more

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Pearl Goodman grew up in Toronto in the 1960s. In this exceptionally original memoir, written with wry humor and a sharp satirical eye, she juxtaposes popular culture with the jarring transitions and contradictions in her and her parents' lives. Striving to make sense of her emerging identity, she invokes TV shows, ads, movies, and distinctive details of th... read more

Don't Look Down

David Laing Dawson

Four men, age 18 to 81, have murdered, and now share a room in the secure forensic psychiatry ward of a mental hospital. Who better to get inside their heads, and find both the tragedy and comedy of their lives than Canadian psychiatrist and novelist David Laing Dawson. Three of Dawson's previous novels, Last Rights, Double Blind, and Essondale have been published in seven European countries, ... read more

Four men, age 18 to 81, have murdered, and now share a room in the secure forensic psychiatry ward of a mental hospital. Who better to get inside their heads, and find both the tragedy and comedy of their lives than Canadian psychiatrist and novelist David Laing Dawson. Three of Dawson's previous novels, Last Rights, Double Blind, and Essondale have been published in seven European countries, ... read more

Here Not There & My Name is Walter James Cross Two plays

David Laing Dawson

Two one act plays from the pen of Canadian psychiatrist, novelist, film maker and artist, David Laing Dawson. Here Not There - In their golden years Charles and Shirley have downsized to a small Condominium. Charles comes home one night very late, a little drunk, carrying a mysterious box. He has decided this is the night he and his wife should confront their failures, their diminishing opport... read more

Two one act plays from the pen of Canadian psychiatrist, novelist, film maker and artist, David Laing Dawson. Here Not There - In their golden years Charles and Shirley have downsized to a small Condominium. Charles comes home one night very late, a little drunk, carrying a mysterious box. He has decided this is the night he and his wife should confront their failures, their diminishing opport... read more

The Original Reigning Cats and Dogs: A Lighthearted Look at Pets and Their Owners

Marvin Ross, David Shaw

The ideal book for everyone who has a pet, has had a pet or who is thinking of getting a pet. And not just cats and dogs but exotic and even surrogate pets are covered in this highly amusing look at life with our favorite friends. Picking the right pet for you, training them,and caring for them are covered along with some fascinating trivia like pet contributions to society, pets in films and ... read more

The ideal book for everyone who has a pet, has had a pet or who is thinking of getting a pet. And not just cats and dogs but exotic and even surrogate pets are covered in this highly amusing look at life with our favorite friends. Picking the right pet for you, training them,and caring for them are covered along with some fascinating trivia like pet contributions to society, pets in films and ... read more

Slide in All Direction

David Laing Dawson

From the author of the critically acclaimed novels, Last Rights & Double Blind, (St. Martin's Press) comes a new story of crime, addictions, mental illness, love and family, set in the decaying urban center of an old manufacturing city. Described as "fiction that's as close to reality as it gets" and "a little Elmore Leonard - a little Seinfeld" on Amazon"Dawson's vital characters and the ambi... read more

From the author of the critically acclaimed novels, Last Rights & Double Blind, (St. Martin's Press) comes a new story of crime, addictions, mental illness, love and family, set in the decaying urban center of an old manufacturing city. Described as "fiction that's as close to reality as it gets" and "a little Elmore Leonard - a little Seinfeld" on Amazon"Dawson's vital characters and the ambi... read more

Essondale

David Laing Dawson

From the pen of psychiatrist and mystery writer David Laing Dawson comes a psychological thriller. Is this hell, or just a psychiatric hospital? Dr. Robert Snow isn't sure. Waking from a drunken stupor in a small green room, the doctor finds he's on the other side of the diagnosis - in a place where life and mental health seem to be going pretty cheap these days. Murder and sexual abuse haunt ... read more

From the pen of psychiatrist and mystery writer David Laing Dawson comes a psychological thriller. Is this hell, or just a psychiatric hospital? Dr. Robert Snow isn't sure. Waking from a drunken stupor in a small green room, the doctor finds he's on the other side of the diagnosis - in a place where life and mental health seem to be going pretty cheap these days. Murder and sexual abuse haunt ... read more

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