Award-Winning Author, Loren Mayshark, Releases a New Book About Academic Bullying

Bemus Point, NY – Red Scorpion Press is pleased to announce that one of its releases, Death: An Exploration, the winner of The Fifth Annual International Beverly Hills Book Awards has also been recognized as a finalist in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

As part of their mission to discover, review, and share top books from small, university, and indie publishers (and authors), independent media company Foreword Reviews, hosts its annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2016, submitted to Foreword Reviews for award consideration, and narrowed down by Foreword’s editors from over 2,200 individual titles spread across 65 categories.

Death: An Exploration is a non-fiction book and Loren Mayshark’s first. 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 personal reflections.

Mayshark’s second book, Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student is being released at the end of this month. The book is an extended personal essay by a young man with a dream of becoming a teacher and his journey in pursuit of a master’s degree. Loren Mayshark entered Hunter College in 2008 with high hopes of gaining a master’s degree in two years.

Six years, two master’s theses, and tens-of-thousands of dollars later, he abandoned his studies without attaining the degree.  Thwarted by haughty professors, an incompetent administration, and ludicrous policies, he nearly lost his desire for learning and his reverence for the educational system.

“I chose Hunter College because of its solid reputation as the finest of the City University of New York (CUNY) schools. But to my surprise, as explained in the book, I experienced one of the worst nightmares a student could encounter. I later discovered that my experience is not unique, and that there are a lot of graduate students across the United States facing similar academic betrayals,” says Mayshark “I am excited to learn that this emotionally-charged tale already seems to be resonating and might bring awareness to the academic problems many students are forced to deal with every day in the US.”

The 163-page book, Academic Betrayal, is published by Red Scorpion Press and will be released on April 27, 2017. It is available on Amazon and most bookstores in the United States and internationally.

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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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