Fifty Shades Publisher Releases New Comedy with a Psychological Twist

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Joan Callahan’s debut novel Trust Me (The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House) provides Seinfeld-esque entertainment as readers follow the antics of Beth Carter, clinical psychologist and single mom to four boys.


Trust Me by Joan Callahan

On September 5th, The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House (TWCS) will release the comedy Trust Me by Joan Callahan. Ms. Callahan’s novel has already been compared to Seinfeld, the 90’s sitcom that became a cultural phenomenon. “The genius behind Seinfeld was the fact that it was about everyday life,” says Jenny Pedroza, director of marketing for TWCS. “There wasn’t the usual story arc that runs through a series, but rather, it was a constant flow of relatable situations viewed through a comedic lens. That’s what we have with Joan Callahan’s Trust Me.”

As a clinical psychologist herself, Ms. Callahan has had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life. She draws from these experiences to create the character Beth Carter. Beth is a single mom to four boys who is trying to balance her parental duties with her patients’ needs. Between her patients’ never-ending psychological battles and her sons’ need to constantly test their boundaries, Beth has given up on trying to have a social life. As the weight of being a savior to her patients as well as trying to raise four responsible human beings begins to be too much for Beth, she has decided it’s time to find some balance. Despite being far removed from the dating scene, Beth finds the courage to start fresh and take care of her needs for once. Trust Me is full of crazy anecdotes and situational humor that will keep readers laughing as they cheer Beth on through each crazy adventure.

Trust Me Summary:

Beth Carter is a psychologist to many and a single mother to four unruly boys. Patients might almost be manageable, but her boys aren’t. While the household lurches inevitably from one catastrophe to another, Beth finds herself barely managing to hold onto the vital threads of sanity whilst leading her often complex patients through their own remarkable journeys.

Beth finds it to be a lonely venture that leads her to look for love—but in all the wrong places.

Trust Me will be available on Thursday, September 5th in paperback and ebook format from Amazon, B&, iTunes, Kobo and

About the Author:

Joan Callahan is a clinical psychologist practicing in Melbourne, Australia. She commenced her career teaching English and history at the prestigious Melbourne High School and later retrained in the field of psychology. Joan set up her own private practice and has a heavy forensic caseload, while providing consultancies to commerce, industry, and government. She also enjoys several mediation contracts. She particularly likes working with anxiety disorders, couples, and the full spectrum of psychological disorders.

Joan is the divorced mother of three boys, has three brothers, and three grandsons—not to mention that she taught only boys at Melbourne High School. By her sheer survival as teacher, mother, and psychologist, she considers herself something of an expert on young men. Joan loves her job, going to the gym, making bread, (boring, boring, boring. Next it will be romantic fireside chats and long walks on the beach at sunset), socializing widely, and travelling around the world as often as she can with the love of her life. Her vast travels around the USA have provided fodder for the third book in this series as the inimitable Carter clan enjoys the wilds of Yeehaw Junction.

Life remains wonderfully hectic. Any similarity between Joan’s life and Beth’s is not purely coincidental. Beth’s patients are pure fiction; her dogs are not. Her boys? Close!

Connect with Ms. Callahan:

Twitter: @JoanECallahan

About the Publisher:

The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House is an up-and-coming independent publisher based in New South Wales, Australia. They recently gained a great deal of attention with Fifty Shades of Grey, the international literary sensation they released in June 2011 and is now represented by Random House.

Launched in October 2010 with the vision of working alongside talented authors while providing quality e-books to the growing marketplace, TWCS publishes a wide range of fiction titles and is sure to have something for any appetite.

Connect with TWCS:

Twitter: @twcs_pubhouse

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