Summit Crossroads Press publishes helpful and practical books for parents by Dr. Roger McIntire under its imprint parentsuccess books. Its other imprint, Amanita Books, publishes historical and mystery novels by Eileen Haavik McIntire.
Dr. Roger McIntire is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Maryland. Father and grandfather, he is the author of practical books for parents, including Teenagers and Parents and Staying Cool and In Control. His books receive excellent reviews and have been published in eight other countries.
Eileen writes the 90s Club mystery series featuring the 90-year-olds at Whisperwood Retirement Village as well as an historical mystery series. She is currently president of the Maryland Writers’ Association and enthusiastic member of Sisters in Crime. She travels for research and has ridden a camel in the Moroccan Sahara, fished for piranhas in the Amazon, sailed in a felucca on the Nile, and lived on a motorsailer for three years. Her website and blog are at http://www.secretpanels.net
Melanie Fletcher flits from one bad relationship to the next then meets the man of her dreams and marries him. She soon realizes he’s an abuser and criminal. She runs for her life back to her home. She needs to confront the demon who set her up for bad choices—her abusive, obstinate, drunk of a dad. Now he will set her up for the fight of her life
Third mystery in the 90s Club series, Nancy Dickenson and the 90s Club at Whisperwood Retirement Village try to ferret out the secret in an antique clock while seeking a killer and a con man swindling Whisperwood residents. The killer is no fool and attacks first, but this time, the killer swears, Nancy will not escape.The 90s Club titles are taken from the much-loved Nancy Drew books.
The long-awaited revised and updated edition of Teenagers and Parents: 12 Steps to a Better Relationship by award-winning author Dr. Roger McIntire adds discussions of teen addictions to computers, cell phones, and social media, while providing the practical advice parents need. Practical and easy to read, the book includes tips on communication strategies, social and school skills, and more.
Nancy Dickenson and the 90s Club at Whisperwood Retirement Village head south to Fort Lauderdale to rescue one friend and find another. Once again, murder and mayhem stalk Nancy and fellow 90s Club members as they race to save their friends' lives and, ultimately, their own. "A fun read....a comfortable mix of nostalgia ... wrapped up in an engaging mystery novel." (Foreword Reviews)
This treasure of practical advice by award-winning author Dr. Roger McIntire provides the help parents need when they are challenged to keep a steady disposition, manage fair discipline, enjoy the job and stay lovingly close to their children. Parental solutions and strategies are offered through vignettes, dialogues, and examples on every page.
In “Grandma, Can We Talk?” Dr. Roger McIntire offers advice for grandparents experiencing those awkward moments with their grandchild when the topic of conversation has run dry. Strategies for dealing with topics from sex to friends, school, and dangerous habits can help Grampa or Grandma encourage reasonable conversation and a comfortable relationship.