The original book has been cherished by individuals of all kinds, become a popular gift, and used successfully in classes from schools and universities to business and organization training and development.
The author has also designed and delivered PERFECTLY SQUARE-related seminars, “SELFSHAPES™” and “RELATIONSHAPES™,” and adapted short programs targeted for specific audiences (such as “Your Church Is NOT Perfectly Square,”).
Her PERFECTLY SQUARE script for small-scale theatrical productions uses a diversity of musical instruments to reflect the book’s shape characters. The show has premiered to enthusiastic audiences in Pensacola, FL.
The Google Play epub edition, released in April 2016, uses full color to enhance the playful visuals that illustrate the delightful, uplifting story and timely, inspiring message.
You can read more about “Dr. Dolly” on her websites mineyourmemories.com and drdollyb.com.
Dr. Dolly Haik-Adams Berthelot is a human communication specialist and professional writer with a meandering career that reflects her creativity and love for new challenges. From Southeastern Louisiana College (now SLU), Hammond, she earned a B.A. in English Liberal Arts with Sociology minor; from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, an M.S. and Ed.D. combining communication (writing, journalism, interpersonal communication, social and humanistic psychology, group dynamics) with curriculum and instruction (adult learning, creative program and instructional design). On the faculty of the esteemed Loyola University of the South Communication Department (New Orleans), Dr. Dolly taught magazine and newspaper journalism. In East Tennessee and Florida, she has taught 7th-12th grades through university and graduate levels and addressed Fortune 500 and other business and organization audiences; she has edited, advised, and consulted with daily and weekly publications, published in regional, national, and international magazines, and authored and edited several other books, including Pioneer Spirit 76, the BicenTENNial anthology of the Smoky Mountain Region, and (through mineyourmemories.com) life stories for clients. Her consulting includes business/organizational training and development, creative workshop and manual designs, conflict management, diversity training, and teambuilding. She now concentrates on her own memoir writing and working one-on-one to achieve the communication, relationship, and story-sharing goals of individual clients.
Dr. Berthelot has lived in Turkey and Germany and travelled widely. Now widowed with one adult son, she enjoys her life on the NW Florida Gulf Coast, particularly various arts and quality time with friends and family.
It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand.
Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide.
In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms.
The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.