Published April 2021
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Serenity View Poems & Images

from the Blue Ridge Mountains


Received 5 Star Review from Readers' Favorite

Book Reviews and Award Contest

"Dr. Marlene has authored a gem...The rhymes flow naturally. ...Apart from the wonderfully inspiring words, Dr. Marlene has included photos of her trip, showing the diversity o the area... This book is a treasure."

"As a travel enthusiast, the pandemic has reduced my excursions. Reading visualizations of another place allowed me to travel while in the luxury of my own home."          Judith Marged, Ed.D., Associate Online Professor

In August of 2020, my husband Gordon and I took a road trip, escaping the heat of South Florida. Our destination was the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia.

The scent of Mountain Flowers,

The sound of rustling leaves by Tree Neighbors,

Visions of the Smoky Mountains under a  Canopy of Stars...

The Blue Ridge Mountains inspired these beautiful poems and more. 

My creativity as words were shuffled and poems were born. 

My camera captured the beauty of the countryside.  Travel with me...


Speedy Seagull & Timid Turtle: 

The Pandemic

This children's book is a fable about a time when the beach and town were closed because of the pandemic. The beach and town are reopened when the pandemic is gone.

The main characters are Speedy Seagull with the superpower of flying super-fast, Timid Turtle, and their 2  unicorn friends. It is a fully illustrated book. A Words to Review or Glossary of terms is included. 

This book is based on the short story The Day the Unicorns Came to Delray Beach,  receiving first runner-up status in November 2020 in the Delray Beach Pen to Pandemic short story contest. 

It is my hope that this book starts conversations with kids about living through the pandemic. 

Due for publication soon


Organic Vegetables




Wit & Wisdom

Publication date 2022

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Dr Marlene MD  (Marlene Wolf, MD)  announces the release of

Teach Nutrition with a Sense of Humor

Why (and How to) Teach Nutrition and Be a Funnier and More Effective Public Health Professore and Laugh All the Way to Your Classroom.

She is the author of "What is your own sense of humor? Can you translate this sense of humor to engage your audience? How to “keep it simply simple”? (Chapter 12)

Hundreds of insights and funny examples of how you can create humor, deliver humor, and be a likable teacher (and get promoted faster!).

Whether you’re a new Public Health teacher/faculty just starting out or a professor looking to use humor for your next “serious” lecture, this book is for you.

This book is NOT about boring academic theories. Reading it, not only will you learn how to discover practical humor techniques and teaching strategies to dramatically improve your sense of humor, you’ll also have plenty of healthy laughs along the way. This book will help you develop techniques for leveraging humor and take action to improve your teaching immediately today.

July 25, 2020

Marlene Wolf Smith, MD, FAAFP


"Re: Acceptance of your book chapter (peer-reviewed)


Dear Dr. Smith,

Thank you for your contribution . Your book chapter was submitted with your revisions for peer review and I am pleased to let you know that your work has been accepted and included for publication...

A 17-member Advisory and Editorial Board was established as part of the publication/review process. The book was edited by Dr. Kisher Vaidya of the University of Canberra and will be published by the Curious Academic Publishing."


Yours sincerely

Kishor Vaidya

Editor Kishor Vaidya, PhD

University of Canberra

Canberra, Australia

Released for publication
October 2021