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Local author receives national recognition

December 7, 2016
Westfield Republican

BEMUS POINT - The Fifth annual International Beverly Hills Book Awards recognized Death: An Exploration in the category of Death and Dying as a Winner. The competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence. "We are so proud to announce the winners in this, our fifth year," said awards sponsor Ellen Reid. For more information please visit: "I'm thrilled to be recognized in such a special way, it is encouraging." said Mayshark.

Death: An Exploration is a non-fiction book and Mayshark's first book. The reader is taken on a journey through multiple viewpoints including Steve Jobs's embrace of his death, Ray Kurzweil's striving for immortality, and Joseph Campbell's view of death as the "ornament of life." Mayshark ties together various theories from the best contemporary minds, spiritual insights, scientific discoveries, and his own personal reflections.

The book is available through Amazon, as an e book, an audio book and in print. Since its launch, the book has averaged 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon amongst readers and has been an Amazon #1 Best Seller in Grief & Loss and is currently ranked among the top -selling books of the category.

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Loren Mayshark’s Death: An Exploration recently earned national attention at the Fifth annual International Beverly Hills Book Awards.

Growing up with a skeleton in his living room and objects of death all around him, makes Mayshark uniquely qualified to serve as guide. He notes that he wrote the non-fiction book in an effort to help anyone coping with death to provide deeper knowledge of the subject from different perspectives.

"My book serves the purpose of helping readers discover more about death in order to enjoy a fuller life," explains author, Loren Mayshark. "There's a current discussion about the relationship between death and ayahuasca, which I cover in the book as well as treatments of issues associated with death including immortality, artificial replication of life, and reincarnation."

The 102-page book was published by Red Scorpion Press, a boutique publishing company that works to debut books like Death: An Exploration for readers in search of information and entertainment.

About the Author:

Loren Mayshark is a young author from Bemus Point, New York. He is a regular contributor to Can the Man, an alternative media resource focused on social justice, and The Jovial Journey, a website dedicated to food, drink, and travel. His upbringing enabled him to travel the world, visiting over 38 foreign countries and four continents.

While living in New York City, Mayshark attended the famed Gotham Writers' Workshop and the prestigious New York Writers Workshop where he was inspired to assiduously learn the craft of writing. He is a 2004 graduate of Manhattanville College where he earned a BA in World History. Mayshark also attended the MA History program at Hunter College. He has written for the Permaculture Research Institute and Uisio among other prominent outlets.



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