BOOKS & CURRICULUM

Corrine Casanova specializes in developmental/substantive editing. With over 20 years of experience in the traditional book publishing world, she has collaborated with well-established best-selling authors as well as first time authors who need assistance navigating through the world of self-publishing. Her specialty is non-fiction in the self-help or self-improvement genre. Health and wellness, addiction and recovery, mental health and memoir are some of her favorite topics.

 

Here are a few of her projects:

Why Not Now: Create the Success and Happiness You Deserve [2017]
Written by Lauren Holder, Edited by Corrine Casanova
Why do most of us wait for a 2x4 to smack us in the forehead before we're willing to make changes? We procrastinate or settle until a tragedy such as a terminal illness diagnosis, loss of a loved one, or hitting rock bottom forces us to wake up. Why Not Now lets us in on a little secret: It doesn't have to be this way-- although it was for author Lauren Holder.  Read more
The Journey to Success: How to Accept the Answers you Discover Along the Way [2017]
Written by Kenny Weiss, Edited by Corrine Casanova
This is a book for the person who is hungry for an answer. I know that feeling. I was stuck in it for years and as a Coach and Speaker, I have noticed there is a constant theme for us all. We have read all of the success books, we have gone to the seminars but when we go to execute their wonderful information a feeling comes up. We lay in bed and just don't "feel" like doing what they suggest even though we know it will make our life better.  Read more
Hello, My Name is…Warrior Princess [2016]
Written by Jenn Taylor, Edited by Corrine Casanova
Hello, My Name Is.... Warrior Princess is an incredible memoir showing the extreme dysfunction Jenn was raised in and the resilience that helped propel her forward and ultimately triumph with love. She talks candidly about her childhood that was filled with violence, abuse, and neglect. Even as she shares horrific details of that period in her life, her sarcasm and sense of humor shine through. Read more
Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age [2015]
Written by Robert Weiss, Edited by Corrine Casanova
Technology has significantly changed our world. Sexual imagery and encounters can now be accessed anywhere, anytime, using portable electronic devices. Users can generate a stream of graphic pornography, a wide variety of virtual sexual activities, and casual, anonymous, or paid-for sexual encounters with a click or a tap. Read more
Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery, third edition [2015]
Written by Patrick Carnes, Edited by Corrine Casanova
For all addicts, a moment comes when they realize they have a problem. There is sudden clarity—the insight that life has become unmanageable. That moment, however, is fragile. It is easily lost to craving and denial. People struggling with sex addiction find the old refrains creeping back into their thinking: My situation is different. . . . This will all blow over. . . . People are over-reacting to my behavior. Or, This is hopeless. I'm just too perverted to change. Read more
Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work and Relationships [2014]
Written by Robert Weiss & Jennifer Schneider, Edited by Corrine Casanova
Closer Together, Further Apart offers current unique insight into the cultural shifts brought about by digital technology and the Internet. It considers how these new connections are impacting not only society as a whole, but more specifically communication in relationships and across generations.  Read more
Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men [2013]
Written by Robert Weiss, Edited by Corrine Casanova
 
A moment comes for every addict when the consequences are so great or the pain is so bad that the addict's life becomes out of control because of his or her behavior. Some are news making moments, such as the public censure when a congressman, minister, general, or professional athlete is cited for unacceptable sexual behavior.  Read more
Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts [2012]
Written by Stefanie Carnes, Mari Lee & Anthony Rodriguez, Edited by Corrine Casanova
 
When you discover that the person you loved and trusted most in the world is hiding a secret life as a sex addict, the result can be devastating. Facing that heartbreak is what this book is all about. The healing process will take time regardless of whether you decide to stay in the relationship or leave. Read more
Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts [2011]
Written by Stefanie Carnes, Edited by Corrine Casanova
 
The media goes wild when politicians and celebrities being caught “cheating” on their spouses are exposed in public. Most of these types of stories focus on the person doing the “cheating”, not the partner who is left behind. After the media spotlight cools down, what happens to these partners? How do they make the decision to stay or go? Read more
A New Direction: A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program [2011]
Written by Minnesota Dept. of Corrections, Edited by Corrine Casanova
 
Created in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Corrections, A New Direction is a comprehensive, cognitive-behavioral treatment curriculum for offenders with substance use disorder. With a streamlined format and affordable price, it helps law-involved clients challenge their thinking in order to change their criminal and addictive behavior patterns. Read more
Perspective: Exploring Your Sexual Behavior [2011]
Written by Claudia Black, Edited by Corrine Casanova
 
This Interactive Journal allows participants in drug and alcohol treatment programs to address co-occurring sexual behavior issues. Created by Claudia Black, PhD, and The Change Companies®, Perspective explores the psychological, emotional and physical effects alcohol and other drugs can have on sexual behavior, providing participants with the tools necessary for positive, personal change.  Read more
Destination Joy: Moving Beyond Fear, Loss and Trauma in Recovery [2008]
Written by Earnie Larsen, Edited by Corrine Casanova
 
With Destination Joy, best-loved author Earnie Larsen provides friendly and expert roadside assistance to weary travelers on recovery's path. Whether you've hit an obstacle in your recovery from addiction, you're experiencing periodic relapse, or you're simply longing for something more, here is a true and certain guide to living more abundantly in recovery. In sharing many different stories of recovering people and the various paths they have taken, Larsen explores ways you can bring greater love, acceptance, and belonging into your life.  Read more
In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior [2007]
Written by Patrick Carnes, Edited by Corrine Casanova
 
As Internet usage has exploded in recent years, so has the prevalence of compulsive online sexual behavior, a problem addressed by Carnes in his breakthrough book, In the Shadows of the Net, published in 2007. Our much-anticipated second edition is updated with the latest information, equipping readers with specific strategies for recognizing and changing compulsive sexual behaviors.  Read more
Beyond Trauma [2016]
Written by Stephanie Covington, Edited by Corrine Casanova
Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women is an evidence-based, twelve-session curriculum designed to help women and girls recover from the effects of trauma in their lives. The curriculum presents an integrated approach to women's trauma treatment, based on theory, research, and clinical experience. It can be used in any setting (outpatient, residential, therapeutic community, criminal justice, and private practice).  Read more
Hazelden's Clinical Innovators Collection [2006]
Written by Robert Drake, Ken Winters, Carlo DiClemente, & Stephanie Covington, Edited by Corrine Casanova
 
Hazelden's Clinical Innovators Series gives you front-row access to leaders who define the standards in addiction treatment. Each of the seven titles included in this collection comes with a video workshop on DVD, a clinician's manual, and a post-test approved for Continuing Education hours upon successful completion.  Read more
The Hazelden Community Corrections Program [2005]
Written by Hamilton Beazley, Helen Harberts & MN Dept of Corrections, Edited by Corrine Casanova
Ideal for any corrections setting, including community corrections programs, probation, jail, drug court, and state and federal institutions, the Hazelden Community Corrections Program gives your clients concrete strategies for living a productive, responsible, and sober life.  Read more
Adolescent Co-occurring Disorders series curriculum [2005] &
Adolescents and Co-occurring Disorders DVD [2005]
Various Writers, Edited by Corrine Casanova
Written by leading experts in the treatment of adolescent co-occurring disorders, this important new resource for professionals who work with youth presents authoritative information about substance use and mood disorders and substance use and disruptive behavior disorders. The series features reproducible, teen-friendly worksheets. Read more
Abused Boys Wounded Men [2001] 
Written by Earnie Larsen, Edited by Corrine Casanova
While society has enormous sympathy for abused children, the judgment for those children is less benevolent should they become adult offenders. In the Abused Boys, Wounded Men Curriculum, renowned author/lecturer Earnie Larsen interviews adult inmates to examine the role that childhood abuse played in their lives. Read more
Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, second edition [2001]
Written by Patrick Carnes, Edited by Corrine Casanova
Out of the Shadows is the essential work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research-and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction-this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.  Read more
Writing to Save Your Life: How to Honor Your Story through Journaling [2001]
Written by Michele Weldon, Edited by Corrine Casanova
Out of the Shadows is the essential work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research-and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction-this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.  Read more
Self-Care for Caregivers [2000]
Written by Pat Samples, Edited by Corrine Casanova
Are you one of the growing number of people who serves as a caregiver for an aging or chronically ill friend or family member? If so, you probably struggle to meet both their special needs and still find time and resources for yourself. But now there is reason to take heart. The authors of this down-to-earth, encouraging book can help you make the most of the experience without losing yourself in the process.  Read more
Letting Go of Debt: Growing Richer One Day at a Time (Hazelden meditation) [2000]
Written by Karen Casanova, Edited by Corrine Casanova
Chronic debt takes a terrible toll on a life. Finances stagger, the spirit flags, family and friends feel the strain. For those who wake each day facing such a burden, this inspiring book of daily meditations offers respite, hope, and practical advice. Simple and positive, each day's message helps put seemingly unmanageable debt in the proper perspective-and reminds us of our deepest debt to ourselves: to take heart and find strength in the daily struggle.   Read more
From the Inside Out Curriculum: Taking Personal Responsibility for Relationships in Your Life [1999]
Written by Earnie Larsen, Edited by Corrine Casanova
From the Inside Out is a twelve-week curriculum that provides clients in institutional settings and community corrections with tools to build, strengthen, and maintain relationships. Provides concrete examples, specific advice, inmate testimonials, and role plays to teach inmates how to improve relationships by taking responsibility for themselves.  Read more
Twelve Step Sponsorship: How it Works [1996]
Written by Hamilton Beazley, Edited by Corrine Casanova
Sponsorship is a rich and enduring part of tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. Twelve Step Sponsorship delivers both the theory and practice-how to do it and why-in a clear, step-by-step presentation. Written by the author of Getting Started in AA, a widely acclaimed guide for the newcomer to the program of AA, Twelve Step Sponsorship is the first truly comprehensive look at sponsorship, a role recovering people benefit from both as sponsees and ultimately as sponsors. Twelve Step Sponsorship includes informative sections that deal with: Read more