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Teleah Scott-Williams
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I lost my 16 year old son, who was also an athlete to sudden cardiac death. My book is a moving memoir of my journey through the grieving process and how I came to accept my reality of losing my son. I talk about the events surrounding my son's death and how it was initially treated as an investigation similar to homicide cases then I share what I learned about sudden cardiac death in young atheletes. Sudden cardiac death has become the #1 killer of young athletes. Parents should know that are kids need to be heart-healthy to play sports and they need to be more aware of the possible hidden heart defects that can only be shown through a simple heart screening. 
 
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Free To Grieve – A Mother’s Memoir In Black and White is a powerful and compelling narrative about a mother whose life begins to quickly unravel when her 16 year old son, a high school football player, is found lifeless in his bed. Her son had died without warning from what was later explained as sudden cardiac death. After a harrowing plunge into the depths of despair and grief, she resurfaces with a greater sense of purpose to help spread awareness about sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Intertwined with personal excerpts from her journal she began weeks after her son’s death, this moving memoir offers a chronicle of her emotional devastation and unspeakable pain to how she moved forward through the gravity of her loss towards acceptance, wholeness, and renewed strength.

 

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Ivee Olivares
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Ivee Olivares trained as a visual artist, graduating from the London Institute’s Chelsea College of Art and Design. But it was after losing sleep over one too many mystery thrillers that she decided to give writing novels a try. As in her art, she usually gets her inspiration for her stories during long afternoon walks. Unfortunately, her ideas also have the knack of keeping her up and writing way into the night. For more information, visit: www.IveeOlivares.com
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What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice, and everything nice. But...what are women made of "Come back with me," he said. He held her as though he believed she would save him. Cecilia didn't answer. She didn't realize that he was waiting, his life hanging on a thread. But she had heard a sound from across the street, a person's breathing. Somebody was out there. On the night of her big break, artist Cecilia Hunt, meets a wealthy, older man, Leonard Maxwell. An avid art collector, Maxwell takes special interest in her to the disapproval of his ex-lover, the beautiful actress, Annabel Richardson. The morning after Cecilia has dinner with him, Maxwell is found dead. Murdered. And Cecilia, the last person to see him alive, suddenly becomes prime suspect. Clues at the scene also point to her: a painting she sold to Maxwell that night and a missing check, which the detectives presume was paid out to her for the purchase. Believing to have been framed by the jealous Annabel, Cecilia is on the run. She enlists the help of older sister, Jemma, who is torn between loyalty to her and to her best friend, Annabel. Unfortunately, as Jemma attempts to clear the misunderstanding, she encounters a terrible accident. On her own, distressed and frightened, Cecilia struggles to survive on the streets and prove her innocence. She is misunderstood by her best friend, Lucy, and robbed of her artistic success. People aren’t what they appear to be; situations are not what they seem. Desperate, she fights back. As she unearths the truth, she finds that the key to the mystery lies in her painting. Soon things come to a head, and there are more casualties, including Cecilia who almost pays the ultimate price—her life. In this thriller for women, Ivee Olivares explores the not-so-sweet side of women that will keep you guessing until the very end. For more information, visit: www.IveeOlivares.com
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Author:
Jon Petruschke
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Jon Petruschke was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He holds a BA in psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and an MSS from Bryn Mawr College's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Upon the completion of his graduate studies, Petruschke relocated to Portland, Maine, with his wife and two cats. Since 2002, the four of them have lived happily in the cozy, vibrant neighborhood of Munjoy Hill. Shortly after the move, Petruschke founded a Portland-based writing group that is now in its twelfth year.

His short fiction has been published in the anthologies Philly Fiction and Philly Fiction 2. In her Philadelphia Inquirer review, Susan Balee called Petruschke's story "Bragging About Annie," which appeared in Philly Fiction, a "sweet and funny tale...a wonderful story--my favorite of the lot." Petruschke's poetry has been published in such journals as Poetic Hours; Paper Wasp; Children, Churches and Daddies; 3 Cup Morning; Open Minds Quarterly; Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream; and the anthology In Our Own Words: Generation X Poetry.

While at work on his first novel, Petruschke began a blog, Basho and Jung. The blog's subject is dream haiku: short poetry inspired by and based on the content of his nightly dreams. Initially, it was a practice to cleanse his writing mind of the long stretches of prose in his novel; however, playing with his dreams inside of a tiny poetic form lead to the development of Petruschke's first book: a collection of poetry entitled Dream Haiku: Poems from Nights and Naps. Dream Haiku was recently self-published and is available on Amazon.

When not writing, Petruschke is a clinical social worker who supervises a team that assists and supports adults with severe mental illness in the Portland community.

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Dream Haiku: Poems from Nights and Naps is a selection of the author’s honest, odd, and irreverent verse. Culled from the journeys that sleep gifts us, these poems are a range of otherworldly moments. Some impossibly surreal. Others comfortingly familiar. And many of them somewhere, somehow, true -- in our whimsies, our ideals, our desires. The haiku form, and its moments of contemplation and surprise, are a perfect fit for the dream world’s startling images, pieces of conversation, and emotional residues. These are the experiences we so often forget and dismiss. Yet every night, we return to them.

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I am English, living in East Sussex with my husband. A few years ago we went on an Aegeon Cruise starting in Greece and finishing in Istanbul. It is the same journey that Angie, the protagonist of my novel, takes - although, unlike us, she is going there to kill herself. She imagines that she and her dead husband can share the joy of their burgeoning child in the spirit world.

I am a painter and novelist, taking equal pleasure in both activities. Some of my work can be seen on my blog at http://artistricky.blogspot.com. Why not take a look at it - or even become a follower?

I was born in the old Queen Charlotte's Hospital in London which is within the sound of Bow Bells and that, officially, makes me a cockney, although I only occasionally use cockney rhyming slang!

My husband and I have seven adorable grandchildren - 2 born in Australia, 2 in America (New Jersey), 2 in Paris and 1 in Scotland. Luckily for us, our son and daughter and six of the grandchildren now live in England and the one who lives in Amsterdam pops back home quite often. Bliss!!

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When the horror of nine-eleven occurred in 2001, I imagined how it would feel to be a newly-married, newly-pregnant young American woman who had lost the husband she adored in the atrocity. I fancied that in the depths of her despair she would decide to kill herself, especially if she believed in an after-life. THE SEA WITH DIAMONDS telling the story of Angie, the grieving young widow, was thus born.

Angie leaves her rented Brooklyn apartment to fly to Athens where she joins a cruise-ship bound for Istanbul. There she intends to slip unseen into the sparkling water of the Bosphorus - the stretch of sea her husband had become enchanged with and where, 4 months earlier, she had conceived on their honeymoon.

On board Angie, a brash Texan couple and their frail young friend Mary-Lou, together with an elderly English couple are allocated the same dining table. Mary-Lou and Angie slowly bond and Angie discovers that her new friend has reason to be even sadder than she has. Angie does not reveal that she has been married, is pregnant, knew anyone working at the World Trade Centre or that she has previously been to Istanbul. 

Angie's resolve fluctuates but, by the end of the odyssey, during which Greek legends and real life have often intertwined, she has decided to go through with it.

The question is, can the elderly English woman who suspects Angie is disturbed and about to commit suicide save her?

 

 

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Author:
Cabrini Schnyder
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My name is Cabrini Schnyder, I am a DNA-Entrepreneur ( serial entrepreneur) it's in my blood to work for myself. However, I had much to learn on my Journey here. My book describes what I went through and how I got through and how you can too if you are ready to ALLOW what you want to come through you, that's where it all starts. Within. Developing your CORE is the foundation of Cabrini's Law of F.U.C.K. T.H.A.T.T. 3CoreQuestions 5Principles to Live by. 

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Finally Understanding Common Knowledge,

Things Happen All The Time 

F.U.C.K. T.H.A.T.T 

What do you WANT!?

I asked myself. 

See it wasn't until I Understood that it was Common Knowledge, that Things Happen All The Time, that I was able to make a Decision to Trust myself to stay Focused on what I Wanted for my life! I learned to only take Inspired Action... And now I Enjoy the Journey and you can too!

What do you WANT!? 

Say.. F.U.C.K. T.H.A.T.T. And take your LIFE back! 

Cabrini 

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Author:
Cheryl Clayborn
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Heaven's Not a Place is a story very close to my heart. I fell in love with the characters as I was writing about them. I lived and breathed them for so long in the writing process that I almost felt that they were my "other children."  Their heartache was my heartache, and their triumph was mine as well. In this tender story of love, I hope that my readers fall in love with the characters of Annie, Jack and Jenna--just as I did.

 

Thank you for reading,

 

CC

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It's summertime, and Annie Harrison suffers the plight of many single parents—she misses her daughter. While she is struggling to adjust to Jenna’s absence, the tragic death of a dear friend delivers another cruel blow. Then her dreams begin—dreams that are both haunting and intriguing.  And a series of strange incidents occur—each of them making Annie question her beliefs about life, death and the muted line in between.  Can her friend really be reaching out to her with an after-death message?  Or is grief loosening her grip on reality?

Heaven's Not a Place is a different kind of love story. And it also has tantalizing touches of the supernatural.  There are many different kinds of love...but the one most compelling is the love that transcends space and time...

 

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Author:
Aubrey Glen Mobley
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Aubrey Glen Mobley lives in Northeast Arkansas, on Spirit Lake with his dog Zoey, his wife passed away June 22, 2007 from a tick borne illness.  Coping with the loss has proven very difficult.

Madeline Throesch, a lifelong resident of Randolph County, Arkansas, is a farmer’s wife, mother of four wonderful children, and a proud grandmother.  Having grown up in a large family, she always liked to read and developed a keen interest in history and genealogy.  So she was thrilled when the opportunity arose to collaborate with Aubrey Glen Mobley on writing this book.  “It has been fascinating to learn the early history of our area, and just plain fun!  I am greatful.”

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In the early 1800’s the new government was encouraging people to go west and settle the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase.  This story is about one of those families.

Herschel and Rachel Ledbetter took their thirteen children and headed west in search of free land and a new beginning.  They followed National Road from North Carolina to the Mississippi River, then headed south on the Southwest Trail to the Fourche River.  That was where the New Madrid earthquake changed everything.

This story is about the Ledbetter family and the rise and fall of Old Davidsonville, the oldest settlement in Arkansas

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Author:
Paul Lucas
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Author bio: Paul Lucas is an author, researcher, and speaker, studying how having the right skills and consistent behaviors  determines our eventual success or failure. Paul currently operates and manages Life Skills Mastery where he conducts life coaching, helping clients develop the habits and skills necessary to increase their effectiveness in their personal and business lives. Previously, he has consulted for the Department of Defense and developed training curriculum for instructing Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines on developing the skills necessary to keep them alive in hostile environments. During Paul's military career as an interrogator, he realized the critical importance of being able to influence others in order to reach mission success. Paul is an avid reader and places high value on taking knowledge learned and applying it immediately. He currently lives in sunny Hinesville, Georgia with his wife and six children.
 
 
www.lifeskillsmastery.com
 
 
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Are you tired of getting the same mediocre results at work and in your personal life? Author and Life Coach, Paul Lucas shares with us the skills that will set you apart from the rest. Take control of your productivity, energy levels, and habits with a thought out action plan to make the consistent little changes that adds up to big success. Break away from the distractions and fear that has held you back from achieving your personal best. Hone the skills necessary to set you apart.
 
 
 
Learn how to:
 
  • Build better habits into your routine
  • Boost your productivity with time proven strategies
  • Get the sleep you need to be at your best
  • Manage your willpower muscle 
  • Bound past your fears and take action
  • Balance the key areas in your life
  • Influence others in business and in life
  • Speak in public with confidence 
  • Take control of your finances
  • Plan out your day for maximum effectiveness
 
 
 
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln
 
 
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Author:
Clarissa Simmens
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Retired as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at a Florida community college, I have become a self-published author (what fun!). Growing herbs and experimenting by concocting healing salves and infusions is part of my spiritual life. As a 75% Romani, I learned to create my path, The Drom Ek Romani, from my grandmother, a drabarni, or herbalist, while growing up in Philadelphia. My books include The Way of One Gypsy, The Gypsy's Book, Drab Lil: A Gypsy's Medicine Book and Madame Sosostris Explains (a poetry patchwork). Married and living in Florida, my two sons and granddaughter live at least 995 miles north but cell phones and eMail bridge the distance daily.

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THE TITLE: At the age of seventeen I discovered T.S. Eliot's poem “The Wasteland.” The only part of the poem I could relate to was about “Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante.” Four of the tarot cards are invented by Eliot (Drowned Phoenician Sailor, Belladonna, the Lady of the Rocks and the Lady of Situations). Having invented my own Drom Ek Romani cards as part of my heritage, I could appreciate his imaginary cards with their mystical names. My first poem explains each tarot card and the second one details the Drom Romani although I make no claim to be a “famous clairvoyante.” The other poems are a patchwork of subjects including tributes to Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, and other writers of music and poetry.

THE POEMS: With the exception of several free verse poems, the others are a mixture of Shakespearean Sonnets, Terza Rima, Rima Royale, and, well, more sonnets. The poetry forms are very confining yet I attempted to make them all-encompassing in their little world. When writing the 22 sonnets for the Drom Romani I began speaking in rhyming iambic pentameter in my dreams. Does that make me a poet? I hope so. Failing that, a sonnet a day keeps senility away. I am hoping that whatever your age, you find enjoyment in my poetry.

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Author:
TomKing97
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Thomas was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. A wonderful city with deep artistic and cultural roots, all of which he fully absorbed.

The pleasant and positive aspects of Edinburgh were balanced by the darker, bleaker, sinister side of which he both enjoyed and endured his full quota.

He loves writing; it stretches him to reflect, to delve deeper, and perhaps, hopefully, to even darker places.

Blog:                           http://thomasmackayking.com/

Twitter:                       @tommackayking

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Christmas! Yes it’s here again that happy and upbeat festive time of year.

Well not for everyone; for some it’s a dark time a sad time, a time to yield to give in to the screaming inner voice. For others this may be a time that things go wrong just don’t work out as planned.

Memories fill your head when you have time to think time to recall during ‘Bloody Christmas’

Seven short stories to dilute the sugar coated edge.

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David Joseph
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David Joseph is a veteran Air Force Flyer. While in the Air Force, he flew on the HH-53, HH-3, HC-130, C-141, and KC-10 aircraft, and traveled to every continent in the world. His travels and experiences provide unlimited material for writing.
He is the author of Korea x 2, Silent Six, and Putin's Gold, a military thriller Trilogy, set on the Korean peninsula, The Bully & Other Stories, Spooky Military Tales, and the three best-selling novelettes, The Great Hijacking, Putin's Shoot-down!  And Putin’s Chokepoints. He is currently writing the novel Putin The Pakhan and, of course, always writing short stories.   

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Successful thriller writer David Joseph tells how his wife beat the pros by using a simple approach to picking “Octane” stocks.  From her home and trips to Japan, she encountered new products all the time.  By paying attention to incredible products, she found companies to invest that added pure octane to her portfolio.  Her methodology is simple, sound, and her approach unorthodox.  My Wife, The Octane Stock Picker is an informative, practical, and essential investing tool.

 

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Andrew Lerner
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Andrew Lerner is the Managing Partner of Inter-Atlantic Group, a venture capital firm focused on underserved markets.  He is affiliated with the National Youth Rights Association (youthrights.org), a nonprofit advocacy organization that fights for the civil rights of high school students and younger adults.

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A venture capital executive draws on a wide variety of business, government, and societal trends to illustrate how most major challenges facing younger adults are exacerbated by age biases.

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Author:
Carol O'Connor
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Pain is something Carol puts her hands on every day.  With training and experience, it is sometimes obvious that the pain that troubles a person has roots deeper than the pain that presents.

Sometimes, it is quite simply a postural fault, especially as we all crunch ourselves in front of computers for hours on end, whether we are working or playing. 

Carol has been doing hands on work with clients for over 20 years and became a licensed massage therapist in 2006 with well over 2000 hours of training and thousands more in experience and learning.  Her desire to help with her clients' healing probably stems from a family history of migraines, her mother's background in nursing and her father's in spiritual care.

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This is a straight forward look at the most common, "every day" injuries and pains that tend to present in the offices of doctors, physios and other manual therapists.

Carol writes in a light hearted, clear style.  Medical terminology is explained simply and some of the most obvious reasons for pain are illuminated.  Headaches, knee pain, and back pain are common to many people.  This book helps you to pinpoint what's hurting and why.

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Author:
Larry Earnhart, Ph.D., M.B.A.
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Larry’s motto is “take the road less travelled.” After earning his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Georgia Tech he built a lab for a flavor and fragrance company (where he was responsible for manufacturing the flavoring for Fresca) earning two patents for a process used to manufacture additives to be used at Savannah River Nuclear Plant to remove radionuclides from the waste stored in the leaking underground storage tanks there.

He moved on to running chemical plants, learning Chemical Engineering on-the-job, as Operations Manager as well as Project Manager, Lab Manager, Quality, Safety & Environmental Manager, ran Packaging & Shipping and was Emergency Response Team Leader. He was responsible for implementation of an SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system for his plantsite and led a successful ISO 9002 reregistration as well. And he earned an MBA from Pepperdine University.

When the Montreal Protocol regulations caused his plant to shut down he moved from Los Angeles to Victoria, BC in Canada where he bought a restaurant & sold it, bought a franchise business & sold it and was a financial advisor for a time. He lives there with his teenage son where he hikes, reads and writes & blogs about business. 

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If your business is not earning profits you will soon be out of business.

In The Profit Machine, author Larry Earnhart shows you what it takes to turn your business into a profit making machine. Find out how to put Profit as the goal of your business driving all other aspects of your operation.

Learn how to transform your business into the business you always dreamed it could be. Follow Handyman Joe and see how he learns to apply the 5 Parts of Profit to his business dealing with the same problems small business owners face every day.

Learn how to create a referral-based business and how to get customers to return again and again.

Learn about the folly of discounting and how to raise your prices instead.

Learn about the 5 Parts of Profit

  • Number of Prospects
  • Conversion Rate
  • Price
  • Number of Repeat Customers
  • Profit Margin

Each of the 5 Parts of Profit fits with the others to cover the entire process of operating a business. By putting Profit first, by making incremental improvements, by delighting your customers you can make your business the best.

Become the entrepreneur you know you can be. Turn your business into a Profit Machine.

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Manus Braith
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Rhodora M. Fitzgerald
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I'm a housewife with an imagination that is always on the move.  I created the beginning of this book while I was working in a factory, sewing covers for theater seats.  I would 'write' in my mind while I sewed, and then put it to paper when I got home from work. An active imagination is a wonderful tool for making a long day pass quickly. 

When we choose to step into the inner realm of imagination we remove the limits placed upon us by the ‘real’ world.  The characters in Willow Crossing find out that the imagination is a powerful thing, when they use it to escape their own realities.  

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This is a fun, imaginative read.  It was written with middle-graders in mind, but college students and even adults have said it's a fun read, because it forced them to use their imagination. 

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Robert Deason
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New School.  New Powers.  New Danger.

In Book Two of the Super Shy series, the past comes back to haunt Edelweiss Featherwhite and her buddies, Tom and Dewanna. They start high school as normal kids, but then, Edelweiss unexpectedly displays a new power in front of the whole school. Tom and Dewanna’s powers also reboot, which wouldn’t be so bad, except the world finds out about one of them.  The trio is thrown into a firestorm of media attention, mixed up emotions, messed up relationships, and an almost-fatal case of mistaken identity. All of this, while battling the red hot hate of a burning mad bad guy intent on incinerating them all. Will the teens return to normal? Do they even want to? Or will their hopes for any kind of life go up in flames at the hands of the Dragon? You won’t believe what happens next as the funny and fantastic adventures of a wallflower continue in What the Fire Wanted.

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Author:
Fergus Dignan
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I am a general practitioner and have had an interest in genetics most of my working life (although I am not directly involved in the subject). I have followed developments in the subject over the years. Like most people, I suppose, I started thinking about my mortality when I hit my forties, and came to the conclusion that ageing is not purely a matter of wear and tear. I thought it very likely that somewhere in the human genome there is a gene or genes that influence ageing. Hence the book! 

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The book is 'faction' i.e the plot is a work of fiction, but the substance of the novel is about genetics. I have researched the subject and taken care to get the facts right. I believe that it is therefore all accurate apart from the 'ageing gene' which is my speculation.

For anyone who might be interested in genetics but knows little about it, I believe this novel to be an interesting and stimulating introduction to the subject.

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Author:
David Joseph
About the Author:

David Joseph is a veteran Air Force Flyer. While in the Air Force, he flew on the HH-53, HH-3, HC-130, C-141, and KC-10 aircraft, and traveled to every continent in the world. His travels and experiences provide unlimited material for writing.
He is the author of Korea x 2, Silent Six, and Putin’s Gold, a military thriller Trilogy, set on the Korean peninsula, The Bully & Other Stories, and the three best-selling novelettes, The Great Hijacking, Putin's Shoot-down! and Codename: Alps. He is currently writing a short story collection called Stories From The Abyss, The Blind Gardener, and a novel about expelling the Russians from Crimea. He holds a Master of Arts in Military Studies from American Military University.

 "I have twenty short stories and three novels in my head!"

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David Joseph has established himself as one of the most unique military fiction writers of our time.  Wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller, Joseph delivers in Spooky Military Tales the stories the military does not want you to know.  He introduces the origins behind the haunted KC-135 tanker that still flies, the aircraft that flew the remains to the U.S. from Jonestown, the strange sightings at Arlington National Cemetery, and connects the unexplained incidents in the corrosion hangar at Atsugi Naval Base, Japan.

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Author:
Kris Bock
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Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance involving outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Counterfeits starts a new series about art theft. What We Found is a mystery with romantic elements about a young woman who finds a murder victim in the woods, Rattled follows a treasure hunt in New Mexico, and Whispers in the Dark involves intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com or visit her Amazon page.

 

Kris writes for children under the name Chris Eboch. Her novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; and the Haunted series, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs. Her book Advanced Plotting helps writers fine-tune their plots. Learn more at www.chriseboch.com or her Amazon page, or check out her writing tips at her Write Like a Pro! blog.

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Young archeologist Kylie Hafford heads to the remote Puebloan ruins of Lost Valley, Colorado, to excavate. Her first exploration of the crumbling ruins ends in a confrontation with a gorgeous, angry man who looks like a warrior from the Pueblo’s ancient past. If only Danesh weren’t so aggravating… and fascinating. Then she literally stumbles across Sean, a charming, playful tourist. His attentions feel safer, until she glimpses secrets he’d rather keep hidden.

The summer heats up as two sexy men pursue her. She finds mysteries – and surprising friendships – among the other campground residents. Could the wide-eyed woman and her silent children be in the kind of danger all too familiar to Kylie?

Mysterious lights, murmuring voices, and equipment gone missing plague her dig. A midnight encounter sends Kylie  plummeting into a deep canyon. She’ll need all her strength and wits to survive. Everything becomes clear – if she wants to save the man she’s come to love and see the villains brought to justice, she must face her demons and fight.

Whispers in the Dark is action-packed romantic suspense set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest.

 

“This book kept me turning pages until the end. The plot was full of twists and turns, always keeping the reader rooting for the heroine. Excellent read!” Reader Suzanne B.

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Author:
Tom Surbaugh
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The author:
Tom Surbaugh is a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia and a long time television writer/producer having spent stints with Creative Sports, ESPN and NASCAR Media Group. He currently is a media specialist with a national television network and lives with his wife and son in Matthews, North Carolina.

The Miracle of Hominy Falls is a story that is very close to his heart. Two of the four miners who died in the accident were relatives. A story that has largely been forgotten, the author presents this tragic chapter in West Virginia coal mining history in a positive light where faith in God and basic common sense lead the "lost" out of the darkness. 


 

 

 

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About the book...Miracle of Hominy Falls


The against all odds story of survival during the 1968 Hominy Falls, West Virginia coal mine disaster is told through the hand-written journal of trapped miner John Moore. His daughter Vicki tells of the nearly two weeks of waiting and wondering if they would ever see her father and his co-workers alive after the flooded mine cut them off from the outside world. Faith and calm heads prevail as all but four miners working nearly two miles inside Big Sewell Mountain would eventually make it out alive in what has been described as a miracle. 
 

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Author:
Barbara Bartocci
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I was 29 years old and the mother of three small children when my husband, a Navy fighter pilot, was killed in combat.  I was totally unprepared to be a widow and to offer my  fatherless children the support they needed. I tried! Oh, how hard I tried! But there were no books or support groups or guidance for a grieving young mother at that time.. 

 My son Barty was seven. By his early teen years, he was acting out in very self-destrictive ways. A psychiatrist told me, "Your son is emotionally stuck at the age of seven--the age he was when his father died-- and unless you  get help now he will grow up but stay 'stuck' emotionally. It will hamper his relationships and work career."  No parent wants to hear those words.  MY ANGRY SON shares with readers how we got help.

For most of my adult life, I have been a professaional writer and all my best writing appears in the form of stories taken from my own life. I deeply believe that in sharing our storiees we not only help others, we find a higher meaning for ourselves, even in the face of  tragedy. 

You will find my stories in many major women's magazines and in Readers Digest, as well as in nine  published books and several anthologies, including four Chicken Soup of the Soul books.I have won awards for my writing, but the reponses I savor are those from readers who say "Thank you. Your story helped me  through a difficult time in my own life.".

 

 

 

 

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For many years, readers have encouraged me to reprint my book, MY ANGRY SON, our family’s true story which first appeared as a book-length feature in Readers Digest magazine,  then became a hard back book, a soft cover book, and was optioned for a CBS-movie. 

 

MY ANGRY SON is now available as a Kindle book. I hope it will offer help and encouragement to parents and--yes--to sons and daughters as well. Click here. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=My+Angry+Son+by+Barbara+Bartocci 

 

Here are some responses to MY ANGRY SON as a hard cover book

“... this chronicle of a family in turmoil is revealing and relevant... invaluable reading especially for parents of teenagers.” Psychology Today

 

“Encouraging and insightful.” Booklist

 

“Frankly and with great honesty, the author relates the true story of a family crisis that has a happy ending.” The Chattanooga Times

 

Well- written, dealing with strong feelings of anger and depression--the healthy resolution of which is its theme.” Dr. Charles Blewitt, Best Sellers

 

“A realistic, touching story that [shows] the difficult work necessary to free child and family from old behavior patterns. ..inspiring and helpful to parents...

Roy W. Menninger, M.D., President, The Menninger Psychiatric Foundation

 

For more information, You may also “like” me on my Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Barbara-Bartocci-Author-Speaker/240394296030195

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Patrick Brady
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It's fair to say that bicycles have dominated Patrick Brady's life for the last 25 years or so. From riding them, to making his living as a bike mechanic while going to graduate school, to writing about them for a great many publications, Patrick has devoted his career to bikes and bike culture.

Patrick launched Red Kite Prayer in 2009 as an alternative to the other cycling media sites. No less an authority on all things active than Outside Magazine named RKP the best blog in cycling. He is the recipient of a Lowell Thomas Award for his travel writing. Before that he was founder and publisher of Asphalt Magazine, an editor for Bicycle Guide and The Ride, and the highly respected blog Belgium Knee Warmers. His work has also appeared in Peloton, Bicycling, Road Bike Action, Paved and more.

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“Why We Ride” is a different sort of cycling book, one that takes the cycling jones and spit-shines it so that it reflects why so many of us stick with the bike even as other elements of our lives may change. It’s a book that asks why we’re willing to get up early, to ride in the cold, the rain, even the cold rain, and somehow count that as a good time.

Within the pages are a series of essays, meditations and prose poems on what makes cycling an indispensable part of our lives, and why it is that even the briefest ride has the power to make the gloomiest day better. 

Cycling isn’t just one pursuit. A love of cycling can serve as the foundation for half a dozen different hobbies. Sure, there’s the riding—let’s never forget the childlike joy that can come from a good ride. There’s the camaraderie that comes from the shared challenge of a ride. There’s also the fascination for the machine itself, a device that can be as artful as it is elegant in its simplicity. What of the myriad ways a ride can keep our heads straight? From the stress-relief of a hard ride to the contemplative quality of an easy solo ride, cycling feeds more than just cardiovascular fitness. If it was just exercise, most of us would have been gone years ago. 

Most of what’s been published about cycling in book form either tells you what someone else did—biographies and surveys of the great races, or what you could do—fix-it manuals and guide books. Like a book of poetry, “Why We Ride” is a volume you won’t read just once. It’s a volume you’ll return to again and again, the sort of book you might read just before bed, one that will put the bug in your ear; as you turn out your bedside lamp you’ll be thinking, “I’m riding tomorrow; no ifs, ands or buts.” 

How many books will do you that favor? 

The book draws from work composed over the last six years, a period in which I produced my very best work. Much of the work has appeared previously in different publications, but if we hit our stretch goals (see below), I’ll be including some previously unpublished pieces.  

I’ve wanted to bring these pieces together in book form to reflect the permanence of our love for the sport. Equipment may change, but the reasons we ride are no different today than they were when we were kids. Cycling deserves at least one volume that will stand the test of time. 

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The author is a former altar boy, a former usher, a former Eucharistic Minister, and a former Knight of Columbus. He was also a dishwasher, a waiter, a steelworker, an editor, and a prosecutor  He is in residence near Bethany Beach, DE.

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A young priest’s romantic quest for discernment unfolds in this tale intriguing woven by author E. M. Whyte.  Intricately written, with a creative web of fiction and truths,  the novel is a profound read that’s sure to stir readers’ minds, hearts, and beliefs. Gail O’Grady

 

It took only a few weeks for Jason Adams, a newly minted priest, to fall into sin. 

 

  His occasion of sin - a gang-raped teenage-victim and her parents in galvanic distress and looking to him for solace. His church’s list of unstinting no-no’s regarding the child-rape victim are pitiless. His conscience guides him - Jason bends the rules.  The sinning begins.

 

His conscience again pre-empts his church’s unfeeling dogmas when he shares the anguish of souls living in pious wretchedness and souls living in unexamined certitude. 

 

Disobedience to church authority is anathema. Jason skirts this issue by regarding his straying as minor and venial.  He is convinced that his infringements are signposts guiding him on the way to a compassionate and joyful priesthood.

 

A mission for the archbishop takes Jason to Las Vegas. Yielding to the temptation of “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’ Jason decides to explore Sin City.  He begins to esteem and appreciate the wholesome delights of the female body..  

 

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Jason’ s sister, Abigail, a law student at Harvard (class of 1982), is a Women’s Libber.  “The Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote is a gross insult to the women of America,” she declares.  

 

She disses the U.S. Supreme Court. During the Supreme Court’s 192-year history, the Justices, all male, have denied women true parity with men by ignoring the plain meaning of the Constitution. This bigoted interpretative stance infuriates Abigail.  She proposes that the Court’s mascot be Humpty Dumpty and for the Court’s slogan, “Keep Women Barefoot And Pregnant.”

 

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When Jason meets Lilith, his quest comes to its end.

 

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D.A. DeWitt
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Dan DeWitt (PhD, Southern Seminary) is the dean of Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses on worldview, philosophy, apologetics, and C. S. Lewis. He and his wife, April, reside in Louisville, KY, with their four children, Isaiah, Micah, Josiah, and Addiliynn.

(theolatte.com)

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The Owlings is a worldview adventure for readers young and old alike about a young boy named Josiah who discovered an important lesson from some unlikely visitors. Get ready to meet Gilbert, a talking owl, who is joined by three of his friends to explain the greatest truth in all of the world—that the world is not all there is, or ever was, or ever will be.

(theowlings.org)

 

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