Discover the latest books and publications by fellow Panthers. From fiction to non, how-tos, guides and plays, take a look at what Adelphi alumni Authors have to offer.

Please note this list is in no way a complete listing of Adelphi University alumni authors. If you are an author and would like to be included on this page please email The Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@adelphi.edu.

  • Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (co-author)
  • The Man Who Could Fly – The Bob Beamon Story
  • Can You Hear Us Now?
  • Can You See Us Now?
  • The Real Rosebud – The Triumph of a Dakota Woman
  • Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels
  • Chocolate Covered Lemons
  • Odd Women Out: Exposure in Essays and Stories

The following is a partial list of publications, showing representative publications in chronological order from 1967 through the present:

  • Psychiatric services and medical utilization in a prepaid health plan setting I
  • Psychiatric services and medical utilization in a prepaid health plan setting II
  • The California School of Professional Psychology: One alternative to the extinction of professional psychology
  • Cummings, N.A. (September 1977). The anatomy of psychotherapy under national health insurance. American Psychologist, Vol. 32, No. 9, pp. 711-718.
  • Behavioral health in primary care: Dollars and sense
  • Turning bread into stones: Our modern anti-miracle
  • Arguments for the financial efficacy of psychological services in healthcare settings
  • Medical cost offset: A reprinting of the seminal research conducted at Kaiser Permanente, 1963-1981
  • Medicaid, managed behavioral health, and implications for public policy: A report of the HCFA-Hawaii Medicaid Project and Other Readings
  • Medical costs, Medicaid, and manage mental health treatment: The Hawaii Study
  • The impact of the Biodyne Model on medical cost offset: A sampling of research projects
  • Focused psychotherapy: A casebook of brief, intermittent psychotherapy throughout the life cycle
  • Surviving the demise of solo practice: Mental health practitioners prospering in the era of managed care
  • Behavioral health in primary care: A guide for clinical integration
  • The next phase in the evolution of behavioral care and its re-empowerment of the practitioner
  • The essence of psychotherapy: Reinventing the art in the era of data
  • The first session with substance abusers: A step- by-step guide
  • Integrated behavioral healthcare: Prospects, issues, and opportunities 
  • Integrated behavioral healthcare: Positioning mental health practice with medical/surgical practice
  • A collaborative primary care/behavioral health model for the use of psychotropic medication with children and adolescents: The report of a national retrospective study
  • The practice of psychology: The battle for professionalism
  • The impact of medical cost offset on practice and research: Making it work for you
  • Behavioral health as primary care: Beyond efficacy to effectiveness
  • Early detection and treatment of substance abuse within integrated primary care
  • Psychological approaches to chronic disease management
  • Resolving the dilemmas in mental healthcare delivery: Access, stigma, fragmentation, conflicting research, politics and more
  • Universal healthcare: Readings for mental health professionals
  • Universal healthcare: Readings for mental health professionals
  • Behavioral integrative care: Treatments that work in the primary care setting
  • Destructive trends in mental health: The well-intentioned path to harm
  • Integrated behavioral healthcare: A guide to effective intervention
  • Clinical strategies for becoming a master psychotherapist
  • We are not a healthcare business: Our inadvertent vow of poverty
  • Eleven blunders that cripple psychotherapy in America: A remedial unblundering
  • Evidence-based adjunctive treatments
  • Psychology’s war on religion
  • Understanding the behavioral healthcare crisis: The promise of integrated care and diagnostic reform
  • Restoring psychotherapy as the first line intervention in behavioral healthcare
  • Our broken family court system
  • Refocused psychotherapy as the first line intervention in behavioral health
  • Psyche’s prophet: The selected writings of Nicholas A. Cummings. 
  • Brooklyn Birth-Sicilian Soul
  • Illuminating the Human Condition 
  • 100 Things Spiderman Fans Should Know and Do Before they Die
  • Prosody Management of Communications Disorders
  • Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss
  • A Deaf Child’s Silent Concert
  • A Hidden Treasure in St. Augustine 
  • Dakota Help Me See the Light
  • Emma’s House of Sound
  • Freaky Sneakers
  • Santa’s Toys
  • Santa’s Visit
  • Teddy No Stuff
  • The Power of Words
  • Thumbs Up
  • Stay
  • Who Said
  • The End of the Soul
  • The Happiness Myth
  • Funny
  • Doubt
  • The Next Ancient World
  • American Literary Anecdotes
  • American Talk The Words and ways of American Dialects
  • American Tomato: The Complete Guide to Growing and Using Tomatoes
  • Animal Crackers: A Bestial Lexicon
  • The Berry Book
  • Book of Literary Anecdotes
  • Business Talk: A Dictionary of Business Words and Phrases
  • Burpee Tomatoes
  • The Facts on the Dictionary of American Regionalisms
  • The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins
  • Grand Emporiums: The Illustrated History of America’s
  • Great Department Stores
  • Grand Slam, Hat Tricks and Alley-Oops: A Sports Fans Book of Words
  • The Great American Chewing Gum Book
  • The Great American Tomato Book
  • Happy Trails: A Dictionary of Western Expressions
  • Human Words; the Complete Unexpurgated
  • Uncomputerized Human Wordbook
  • It’s Only Rock-N-Roll: The Ultimate Guide to the Rolling Stones
  • Ladybugs, Tiger Lilies and Wallflowers/a Gardener’s Book of Words
  • The Literacy Life and Other Curiosities
  • Lewd Food: The Complete Guide to Aphrodisiac Edibles
  • More Cunning Than Man: A Social History of Rats and Man
  • Mountain Range: A Dictionary of Expressions From Appalachia to Ozarks
  • New Yawk Tawk: A Dictionary of New York Expressions
  • The Ocean Almanac
  • The Road to Appomattox
  • Salty Words
  • The Show Biz Life
  • Sumter: The First Day of the Civil War
  • Whistlin’ Dixie: A Dictionary of Southern Expressions
  • Word Literacy Anecdotes
  • Yankee Talk: A Dictionary of New England Expressions
  • What Lawyers Don’t Know (co-author)
  • A Better Way
  • The Magic Book
  • Magic Lessons
  • The World That We Knew
  • The Rules of Magic
  • Faithful
  • The Marriage of Opposites
  • The Museum of Extraordinary Things
  • The Dovekeepers
  • The Red Garden
  • The Story Sisters
  • The Third Angel
  • Skylight Confessions
  • The Ice Queen
  • Blackbird House
  • The Probable Future
  • Blue Diary
  • The River King
  • Local Girls
  • Here on Earth
  • Practical Magic
  • Second Nature
  • Turtle Moon
  • Seventh Heaven
  • At Risk
  • Illumination Night
  • Fortune’s Daughter
  • White Horses
  • The Drowning Season
  • Property Of
  • Nightbird
  • Green Heart
  • Green Witch
  • Green Angel
  • Incantation 
  • The Foretelling
  • Indigo
  • Aquamarine
  • Faerie Knitting 
  • Shanti’s Safe Place
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Quick Reaction Force
  • It’s in the Mail (Original Excerpts)
  • Trial by Fire: A Devastating Tragedy, 100 Lives Lost, and a 15-year Search for Truth
  • Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort During the Time of COVID-19
  • The Sower
  • El Sembrador
  • The Sower 2.0
  • SoMa
  • Cosmologic Triadic Drive Theory: The Physics of the Psyche
  • A Kid’s Book About Gratitude 
  • Visions of Garden City
  • Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Become an Ally
  • Family* of Humans
  • Phil Fly’s First Flight
  • A Path to Learning and Literacy 
  • Women of Resistance:  Poems for a New Feminism (co-author)
  • The Crown is Yours
  • Seasons – The Watercolors of Helen Murdock-Prep      
  • Lettering Life: Calligraphic Inspirations
  • High Drama: a Novel
  • Rainy Day Friend
  • Nowhere Man
  • Three Chords and the Truth
  • Spider, Spin Me a Web: A Handbook for Fiction Writers 
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Spirits in the Night
  • An American Storm
  • The Punch List
  • King’s Christmas
  • The Last Resort
  • FM: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio
  • Something of the Night
  • Indian Summer
  • The Triumphs of a Black President in a White America
  • Finding Patterns
  • Hidden History of Long Island
  • Westbury from Above
  • Forgotten Tales of Long Island
  • New York City History for Kids
  • Keys to American History
  • Engineering the City
  • Galileo for Kids
  • Archeology for Kids
  • Our Supreme Court
  • World War II for Kids
  • Seeing in the Dark, Arielle’s Story
  • Naked Under the Lights
  • Sculpture as Experience 2nd Edition
  • Art Activities for Mind and Imagination 
  • Smart Starts in the Arts
  • Artistic Crafts Inventive Creations with Cast-Offs
  • Leap to the Sun: Learning Through Dynamic Play
  • Art & Interaction
  • The Bright Blue Button and the Button-Hole
  • Runaway Piggy Bank
  • Judith Peck 50 Years of Sculpture
  • The Italian American Experience (co-authored)
  • April Ninth: Episode 1: Abduction
  • April Ninth: Episode 2: Prophet
  • April Ninth: Episode 3: Countdown
  • April Ninth: Episode 4: Decision
  • April Ninth: Episode 5: Rath”na’l
  • April Ninth: Episode 6: Destiny
  • Chaos on the Spirit
  • Day of Dendrites
  • Shell Games
  • Uncle Ted’s Tall Tales
  • You Pic It
  • The Ninth Session
  • Humanizing Grief in Higher Education- Narratives of Allyship and Hope (co-authored)
  • Stinky Poo…Who Are You? (co-author)
  • The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb
  • Ed Slott’s Retirement Decisions Guide: 2021 Edition
  • Fund Your Future: A Tax-Smart Savings Plan in Your 20s and 30s
  • Ed Slott’s Retirement Savings Time Bomb…and How to Defuse It
  • Stay Rich for Life
  • Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map
  • Play Jimmy Roselli: Growing Up Italian American in 1950s Brooklyn
  • Modern American History
  • American History Since 1865
  • English History
  • Western Civilization Since 1600
  • Breathing Room
  • Printmaking in the Sun
  • Red at the Bone
  • The Day You Begin
  • Harbor Me
  • Another Brooklyn
  • Young People’s Poet Laureate
  • From Brown Girls Dreaming —- Poetry As Memoir
  • From Locomotion — Poetry As Fiction
  • From The Other Side — Poetry As Picture Book
  • From “Show Way” — Poetry as History
  • From Each Kindness — Poetry As Empathy
  • Brown Girl Dreaming
  • This is the Rope
  • Each Kindness
  • Beneath a Meth Moon
  • Pecan Pie Baby
  • Coming On Home Soon
  • We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past
  • The Other Side
  • Sweet Sweet Memory
  • Our Gracie Aunt
  • Visiting Day
  • Show Way
  • Between Madison and Palmetto
  • Maizon at Blue Hill
  • Last Summer at Maizon
  • Locomotion
  • Feathers
  • Peace Locomotion
  • Hush
  • Behind You
  • If You Come Softly
  • Miracle’s Boy
  • From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun
  • I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This
  • Lena
  • The House You Pass On The Way
  • The Dear One
  • After Tupac and D Foster
  • Fifty Shades of Green
*Deceased alumni.
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