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Our writing experience has included everything from popular magazine articles and heavy researched professional journal publications to poetry, extensive memories and published books.  Click on the  PRODUCTS page to see all of our published books.


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Our Books – Take a LookCommunication Case Studies

We have published and/or edited over a dozen books as well as articles, blogs and newsletter.  Click here to see the list.

Our most recent book:

Communication Case Studies: Building Interpersonal Skills in the Veterinary Practice, by Carolyn C. Shadle and John L. Meyer, illustrated by Tim Savage, published by the American Animal Hospital Association.

This practical guide provides expert insights into common communication challenges and how to address them.  The cases and background reading demonstrate how communication skills can have a positive impact on the bottom line of any business.

Features include:

  • 15 real-world case studies for managers, association and staff

with guidelines and questions for discussion

  • 64 communication tips
  • An overview of communication basics

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Book Cover -Lifes Ride - Selected Poems by John L Meyer PHDLife’s Ride

by John L. Meyer and curated by Carolyn C. Shadle, published by ICS, Inc.

Poetry, like music, moves in patterns and rhythms.  Like any art, it is the result of errors and experimentation, reflecting moments of disappointment and moments of joy. Some rhymes come in the middle of the night, some as the result of scribbles on a napkin.

This collection of poems written over the years includes some pure whimsy, some memories of travel and friends, some serious reflections, some revealing loves and fears.  These poems will inspire the reader to record thoughts and experiences in verse, while enjoying life’s ride on the merry-go-round of life.

3rdEdCoverPoems About Poets

by John L. Meyer, compiled and edited by Carolyn C. Shadle, published by ICS, Inc.

Readers will enjoy this collection of poems about poets which John Meyer created while introducing these poets at workshops.

With his resonant voice and performance skills, he reads the poets’ best poems and brings the poets’ background and experience into understanding the poems.

For each poet he has penned a poem that recalls for us the life and work of the poet.

Enjoy this excerpt:Robert Frost, Poet

Robert Frost

In Frost I’ve found a farmer friend

Who welcomes me to his pasturs, around the bend,

And down a road that is seldom taken,

Even when he feels down and forsaken.

We mend a wall where he wants none.

He stops by a snowby woods when day is done.

He is so acquainted with the night,

His insight and intelligence are keenly bright.

A shy guy, whose wonderful New England poems

Begin in delight and end beneath wisdom’s domes.

Full of winsome fun, wisdom and wit.

His poetic philosophy: I never tire of it.