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Marco nació en Italia donde vivió sus primeros 22 años, a los que le siguió un periodo de 12 años durante el cual trabajó en el sector del turismo en Ibiza, España.
Ya desde el comienzo del año 2005 empezó a despertar interés por el lado espiritual de la vida, leyendo, experimentando y tomando cursos, con el provechoso resultado de sentirse de nuevo vivo y más feliz que antes. Esto lo llevó a que al final del año 2008 dejara su trabajo para dedicarse totalmente a estudios, investigaciones y búsqueda espiritual.
Al comienzo de su aprendizaje, Marco participó durante un periodo de 3 años, en clases de desarrollo personal en el Centro Biosoma de Ibiza. También estudió por 2 años en la Escuela Clairvision, participando en varios cursos intensivos, donde aprendió técnicas de meditación y sanación.
Entre Noviembre del 2007 y Marzo del 2008 tomó los 2 cursos principales del Centro de Meditación Las Pirámides del Ka en Guatemala, donde se quedó a ayudar y dar algunas clases.
Del 2009 hasta el final del 2011 ha estado estudiando directamente con su Hermano Mayor, profundizando en el poder de la Cábala, del Sistema Iniciático, de los Sueños Lúcidos y de los Retiros. En este periodo hizo 3 retiros intensivos de 3 meses cada uno, pasando la mayor parte de éste tiempo en aislamiento y silencio.
Durante estos largos retiros, salieron de su propio interior este mismo libro, un Oráculo sobre la Cábala y "EL ORÁCULO DE LA CONCIENCIA".
Marco, ahora mismo, sigue escribiendo y dirigiendo una escuela para el desarrollo personal on-line llamada : "YOGA, MEDITACIÓN Y CONCIENCIA".
Es profesor de Yoga certificado con Yoga Alliance a través de la Escuela Yoga School Institute; es padre de Sofiah y está casado con Caroline, con las que actualmente está viviendo en Antigua, Guatemala.
SURFEANDO LAS OLAS DE LA VIDA es una novela iniciática basada en experiencias reales y complementadas por eventos puramente imaginarios que tienen lugar en las dimensiones sutiles e invisibles.
Este libro ha sido escrito con el noble propósito de ayudar a la colectividad de la que somos parte, partiendo de su unidad más pequeña, la individualidad.
Para mejorar el mundo, tenemos que empezar por nuestra vida, nuestro verdadero campo de acción y de experiencia, el único sobre el que tenemos poder total. Si todos dirigiéramos nuestra atención al desarrollo de la conciencia, el mundo no tardaría en volverse un lugar más amoroso y pacífico.
El camino empieza con uno mismo, y siendo que estamos en todo el globo, poco a poco, a través de las mejorías que cada uno logra en su vida, estaremos iluminando todo el planeta, justamente gracias a las muchas llamas individuales que se han vuelto a encender, alumbrando tanto la propia vida como la de los que nos rodean.
SURFEANDO LAS OLAS DE LA VIDA es una novela original y autentica, que trae información interesante y novedosa, mostrando una porción de lo que es la espiritualidad, y ¿cómo no?, invitando a la acción, porque de nada sirve saber si después no se comprueba la veracidad de la información recibida en la experiencia propia, que es y seguirá siendo lo fundamental en el camino de florecimiento interior al que este libro le está invitando.
La vida acontece siempre y solo en el eterno momento presente. Aproveche la sincronicidad que se le presenta, aquí y ahora, y súbase encima de la ola que está cruzando su camino, cuyo fin es el de encaminarle hacia su sanación, liberación y felicidad.
Aprender a surfear con conciencia las olas de la vida es el camino que ahora tenemos que recorrer, siempre acordándonos que las olas no vienen para hacernos sufrir sino para hacernos crecer.
¡AQUÍ LE OFRECEMOS UNA ENTRETENIDA OPORTUNIDAD!
Aubrey Glen Mobley is the Author of such books as,
“The Story of Kyota the Legend of Spirit Lake”
“Cotekya, Ghost Warrior of Spirit Lake”
“Tukamendada and the Arapaho Gold,” and
“The Ledbetter’s of Old Davidsonville,” all are classified as Historical Fiction.
His latest, “The Chosen Ones,” and “Nellope, the Mammoth,” are Science Fiction.
He makes his home in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeast Arkansas near the town of Pocahontas.
In the late 1600s, French explorers from Canada reached the lower Mississippi Valley and claimed it for France under the name Louisiana. Sieur d’ Iberville established the first French settlement at Old Biloxi in 1699. King Louis XIV sent a group of men, led by Jean Baptiste, to strengthen Frances hold along the confines of the Mississippi River.
This story is about those men and their impact on the settlement of the New World. It covers the Land Grant given by King Louis XIV to the Quapaw Indians for their role in helping secure a lasting foothold in the Mississippi Delta. It covers the rise and fall of John Law and the first use of paper money. It tells of the founding of New Orleans and the building of Fort Jean Baptiste at the Red River crossing in the present day city of Natchitoches, Louisiana. It tells of Cawley La’Fe, a minor character in the story, and his lasting impact on the settlements of the nation. The story couldn’t be told without him. Lastly it relates the harmony between the Quapaw Indians and the French. The French influence still exist tiday.
Muriel Marks is currently preparing her next book, while making chutneys, jams and continuing to enjoy her passions of animals, antiques and books. My Double Life is her first book.
In 1987, in her late forties and with two marriages behind her, Muriel Marks decides to take control of her destiny, putting herself through night school to qualify as a chef. Destiny takes the upper hand however when, on a weekend break in the West Country she meets debonair English actor Leo Lewis, recently returned from the glittering world of Hollywood. Falling instantly in love, they decide to open their own restaurant together, fulfilling a long-cherished dream for Muriel. To attract visiting entertainers, they call their new venture ‘Backstage’, and Freddie Starr, Les Dawson and Johnny Cash all become appreciative patrons. Leo however prefers centre stage, especially when the alcohol is flowing. Toss a few pretty waitresses into the mix and the recipe soon becomes explosive. The little town of Paignton doesn’t know what’s hit it and neither does Muriel. As Leo’s wildly drunken behaviour escalates into violence, the restaurant degenerates into a nightly farce for the customers and a living nightmare for Muriel. After much angst she is forced to sell the business, and Leo departs back to the States and his Hollywood career. Absence soon makes the heart grow fonder however. Realising she is still in love, Muriel flies out to America to be with Leo. She finds him not in Hollywood but New Jersey, and living a far from glamorous life. The pair survive for a while on poorly paid menial work, buy a second-hand car and head west, bound for the sunshine coast of California and the movie capital of the world, where Leo has ‘contacts’. But as they pass deeper into the heart of America, with Leo increasingly drunk and Muriel in constant fear of arrest as an “illegal”, she realises she has absolutely no idea what lies ahead of her. “My Double Life” is a unique true story of cookery and crookery, showbiz and booze, of love, enduring friendship, aspiration, despair, and starting all over again. Its cast of characters is vivid and varied, from movie stars to tragic has-beens, villains and freaks to the merely eccentric, along with kindly, lost souls, everyday heroes and heroines, all set against the deceptively sleepy backdrop of the British seaside and the vast, alien landscape that is America. It is also about a woman who followed her heart and survived to tell the extraordinary tale.
Patricia (Uziel) Terry was born in Kansas City, Kansas, Oct. 1941. Grew up on Strawberry Hill, went to Saint John the Baptist School and was in the adjacent orphanage just like my Uncle Willie Radkay. I was raised by my grandmother, Uncle Willie's mother. I never meant to be an author but listening to my Uncle's stories I knew they had to be in print for posterity. I can only imagine what he didn't tell me about the life he led.
Willie Radkay grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, spanning the two World Wars, Prohibition, the Great Depression and the Gangster era. A lawless soul, Willie survived numerous bank robberies, jail breaks, escapes and gun battles. Looking at old microfilm of newspaper articles in relation to a jewelry heist my Uncle told me about it, I read that he had been shot 12-times. I took the printed article to my Uncle to ask him about being shot. He said he didn't remember. I said: "How can you get shot 12-times and not remember", he replied, "Tough skin, soft bullets and they didn't hit anything important". In the book a picture of Willie's torso shows the six slugs still in his body but imagine my surprise after viewing the entire X-ray after the book was published he also had a slug in each arm, which meant he carried 8-bullets in his body for over sixty-years. In later years when he drove to our home with a fractured hip from a fall my husband and I carried him from the driver's seat to the passenger seat. My husband commented: "You sure are heavy for a little guy". Uncle Willie said: "Yeah that's from all the lead in my ass".
The Kansas City Star said that Willie was one of the most notorious armed robbers in Kansas City's history.http://www.willieradkayalcatraz.com
Christine H. Huynh, M.D. has been practicing in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1998. She treats the physical body, but finds the treatment of mental illness equally important. Here, she shares a topic that is dear to her heart: her understanding of the philosophy and practice of Buddhism, inspired by the innumerable and delightful sermons from the Venerable Thích Pháp Hòa.
The Symbolisms in Buddhism is a translation of the sermons delivered by the Venerable Thích Pháp Hòa. It is a contemporary writing to reveal the symbolisms associated with the Buddha's teachings and philosophies and demonstrate how they can be applied to our everyday practice. It is written in a format that is engaging and easy to comprehend. This writing is for those who are eager to discover the Dharma teachings that are hidden in the statues and decorations at the Buddhist temple, the ceremonies and rituals at the altar, and the Pali and Sanskrit translations of the Sutras. Buddhism is generally well-known as a practice of meditation and mindfulness. However, it is important to understand the history and philosophies of what the Buddha taught in order to practice the teachings at a deeper level. There are 48 beautiful hand drawn illustrations to facilitate the understanding of the symbolisms and correlate to the descriptions.
Aleksandr Jackson is an author and quant analyst who has lived and worked in Europe and Asia and currently resides in the United States with his family.
Dr. Jerry Kennard is an established and popular self-help writer. He spent many years working in a variety of healthcare settings before eventually moving into teaching and research where he headed a department of psychology. Jerry has blogged for some of the leading health-related sites on the web. He is the former Men's Health Guide at About.com and he now writes a regular blog for Healthcentral.com on the topics of depression and anxiety.
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Susan Barnett Braun grew up in the small town of Seymour, Indiana. She earned a BA in retail management from Indiana University and an MA in elementary Education from the University of Alabama. She taught elementary school for eight years in northwest Indiana. She wrote grant proposals which won a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Study Scholarship.
After becoming a mom to three daughters, Susan found her calling in the home for several years. But as her children grew up, writing pulled Susan towards the keyboard again. She has had work published in Parents, Children's Ministry, The Secret Place, Evangel, and Standard. She also writes online as a Featured Arts & Entertainment writer for Yahoo/OMG.
Like most people, I wanted to document my childhood memories for my kids. Why? When I was a teacher, before I had kids, I used to tell the kids stories from my youth. They loved them and begged for more. Same thing when I had my own kids. I wanted to document these tales, but the problem always came in finding the time and the motivation to actually get around to writing them down.
Since many of my most vivid memories revolved around church, I decided that that was the perfect theme. And I Love to Tell the Story was born. Each chapter is titled with a hymn that reflects its theme. As I delved into the writing, I had a lot of fun reliving the decidedly memorable life I had led as a youth . I realized, too, that many aspects of my conservative midwestern upbringing don’t exist anymore in the 21st century. I became nostalgic thinking about the many cultural markers of the 1970s — Lawrence Welk, the Flintstones, heck — even macrame and latch-hook!
Another incentive I had in writing this book was to put out a positive Christian memoir. So many that I read started out fine, but then dissolved into abuse, disillusionment, or even worse. I began to wonder if anyone had grown up in the church and actually enjoyed the experience … surely I wasn’t alone, was I?
Is it possible to emerge unscathed from an evangelical upbringing? Yes, as surely as David slew Goliath!
I Love to Tell the Story is Susan Barnett Braun’s account of growing up Baptist in a small midwestern town, touching on many cultural icons common to those who came of age in the 1970s. Braun recounts childhood obstacles, which loom as large as the walls of Jericho in her eyes. She encounters a trio of Sunday school mean girls who make King Herod look tame. She worries about being “ugly as sin” due to her chubbiness, glasses, and braces. She’s so consumed with the idea of Jesus’ imminent return that she wonders whether it’s even worthwhile to brush her teeth at night.
Humorous, poignant, and ultimately triumphant, I Love to Tell the Story will stay with readers long after the last Vacation Bible School craft stick cross has fallen apart.
Chris Eboch writes fiction and nonfiction for all ages, with 20 traditionally published books for children. Her novels for ages nine and up include The Genie’s Gift, a middle eastern fantasy, 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. Chris also writes novels of suspense and romance for adults under the name Kris Bock; read excerpts at www.krisbock.com.
About The Genie’s Gift, Chris says: My first memories come from living in Saudi Arabia as a child. Though my family lived in an American camp, we got to visit local cities and explore the desert. We spent six years there, moving back to the United States in time for me to enter sixth grade. My parents returned to Saudi Arabia when I was in college, and I spent a month there one winter. We also visited Egypt and Bahrain, and I later traveled to Turkey with a friend.
The Middle East today is very different from the culture shown in this novel. Still, reminders of those days exist in the buildings, artwork, and food. And of course in the stories. I drew heavily on One Thousand and One Nights, often known as The Arabian Nights, for the mythology in The Genie’s Gift. The stories in One Thousand and One Nights came from Indian, Persian, Arabic, and other sources. They were collected over hundreds of years, beginning in the eighth century. They were not originally seen as children’s stories, though later translations targeted kids.
As in The Arabian Nights, The Genie’s Gift is a series of interlocking stories that make up a whole.
The Genie’s Gift is a lighthearted action novel set in the fifteenth-century Middle East, drawing on the mythology of The Arabian Nights.
Thirteen-year-old Anise, shy and timid, dreads marrying the man her father chooses for her. Her aunt tells her about the Genie Shakayak, the giver of the Gift of Sweet Speech. He lives high atop Mount Quaf, many weeks’ journey across a barren desert. The way is barred by a dozen dangers and trials. But those few who cross the desert and defeat the guardians of the mountain receive their reward. From that day forward, their words drip like honey from their lips, charming all who hear them, and no one can deny them anything they ask.
Anise is determined to find the genie and ask for the gift, so she can control her own future. But the way is barred by a series of challenges, both ordinary and magical. How will Anise get past a vicious she-ghoul, a sorceress who turns people to stone, and mysterious sea monsters, when she can’t even speak in front of strangers? Will she ever reach the top of Mount Quaf—and if she does, can she convince the Genie to give her the gift?
Tina is an early school leaver who used to be thrown out of class for laughing too much. She's an unschooler at heart and an ungraduate who made her own education in life, she thanks everyone she's ever met, they all taught her something. She landed on Earth in Karlskoga, Sweden, 1969 and has tried to adjust ever since. Tina's writing takes her off the beaten track and the best writing advice she ever got was, write what you want to find out more about. She lives in Dublin, Ireland with her non-traditional family.
This story is rewritten more times than Tina can remember, it’s her learning to write in English story and she’s immensely proud for not giving up, but she has given in to the fact that she does tell a story differently. Tina loves dialogue, a lot, and she doesn’t pay attention to details as much as maybe she should, she likes the bigger picture, and for her deep hearted, radically honest conversations are it.
Do you dare to follow your heart when school tells you to follow the rules?
When Milla is sent(enced) to six years in secondary school her unrecognised school-itis gets worse.
“It’s a real disease,” Milla insists who has survived early puberty and two uncompleted suicides due to being forced to become who she isn’t.
“No, I’m not bullied, sometimes it’s “just” school.”
But she can’t let her parents go to prison again. She meets Sky, a homeschooled, disabled boy who self medicates on laughter and Sunny, a girl of unusual origin who insists she’s Milla’s guardian angel. “You’re more powerful than you know,” she says and Milla listens as the animals whose powers she has always been fascinated by suddenly comes to life through her.
Together with her Irish twin brother, Torsten, the foursome take on school in a battle to regain ownership of their own lives.
In this often outlandish story, four teens already of age, fight against school as the only option to journey through the start of life, but violence, punishments and threats can change minds, will it change theirs?
Will Milla be allowed to become who she is or made to fall back into line and follow the mass schooling?
Boo Walker spent his College of Charleston years and a few after in Nashville as a banjoist and songwriter for the avant-garde punchgrass band, The Biscuit Boys. Some hand problems knocked him out of the game, and he stumbled into a position with a short term equity trading firm based out of Charleston, SC. To feed his ravenous muse, he began writing his first novel, Lowcountry Punch. Around that time, what started as a passion in wine became a neurosis.
After six years of the Wall Street thing, Boo decided it was time to end his sedentary, computer-driven lifestyle. He grew out a handlebar mustache and moved clear across the country into a double-wide trailer situated on 5 acres of Malbec vines just down the road from Hedges Family Estate on Red Mountain in Washington State. The Hedges family took him in and taught him the art of farming and the old world philosophies of wine. He now travels the world peddling the family’s juice, and chances are you can find him in an airport somewhere working on his next novel.
In Charleston, South Carolina, Dewey Moses is a vegetable farmer, a bluegrass musician, a recovering alcoholic, and an aging hipster. In fact, he was wearing fedoras, rolled-up jeans, and Converse All-Stars before Portland and Brooklyn were born. Since getting booted out of his house and his band, he’s trying to get back on top. Now, he’s a year sober, and selling vegetables at the farmer’s market, but what he knows better than how to grow heirloom tomatoes is how to get down to the bottom of things. What started out as a favor for a friend is proving to be his most lucrative talent: investigative work.
But when Faye Callahan, the wife of one of the most powerful land developers in the South, comes to see him, she puts his talents to the test. Her daughter, Gina, jumped off the Cooper River Bridge a few days before. She left a suicide note in her abandoned car. There were witnesses. But Faye doesn’t believe it. Gina was as happy as she’d ever been, having just fallen in love. Why would her sweet baby take her own life? Agreeing to help, Dewey finds out quickly that sometimes it’s best to leave things alone.
Off You Go is a smart and quick read, and Dewey Moses is irresistible.
Born in Romania, Adriana Zoder also lived in Sweden before moving to the United States and becoming an American citizen. Since 2011, Adriana Zoder has been writing a local column for The Mountain Press, a daily newspaper in Tennessee, where she resides. Zoder maintains the award-winning blog, HomeschoolWays.com, where she shares her experience with homeschooling her two children.
As a mother of two preschoolers, Adriana Zoder felt called to homeschool her children. Her research spanned many long books and late nights, for several years. Zoder decided to condense her newly acquired knowledge and experience into a series of quick, easy-to-read books, perfect for busy parents.
101 Tips for Kindergarten at Home, the second volume in Adriana Zoder's How to Homeschool series, welcomes parents into the world of official homeschooling. In eleven chapters, the author offers solutions for homeschooling dilemmas and answers to frequently asked questions, from curriculum choices to ideas for keeping mommy sane.
As a mother of two preschoolers, Adriana Zoder felt called to homeschool her children. Her research spanned many long books and late nights, for several years. Zoder decided to condense her newly acquired knowledge and experience into a series of quick, easy-to-read books, perfect for busy parents.
Lois J Bailey
As an author of Children’s books,
I believe in writing wholesome fiction that is
entertaining as well as educational.
I emphasize the need for understanding and dignity
for children of all ages—and my stories focus on
strong family Communication as well as
fulfilling personal expression.
Originally from Akron, Ohio, my husband and I currently reside
in Florida, with our Maltese, and two cats.
A Story of Family
Anxieties from family responsibilities, along with the appearance of a new gang in the neighborhood, only worsen when Bella catches the glimpse of the eerie face of the old woman watching her on her way home from Middle School.
Her imagination is then fueled by rumors—and Bella is haunted by the thought of seeing the creepy face once again.
Finally, through the strength of her family’s love, Bella learns to face her challenges in positive ways—and the mystery of the old woman in the window—is finally revealed.
Bella, is the story of a loving Hispanic family, who live in central Florida.
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.
Finding a dead body changes a person.
22-year-old Audra Needham is back in her small New Mexico hometown. She just wants to fit in, work hard, and help her younger brother. Going for a walk in the woods with her former crush, Jay, seems like a harmless distraction.
Until they stumble on a body.
Jay, who has secrets of his own to protect, insists they walk away and keep quiet. But Audra can't simply forget what she's seen. The woman deserves to be found, and her story deserves to be told.
More than one person isn't happy about Audra bringing a crime to life. The dead woman was murdered, and Audra could be next on the vengeful killer's list. She’ll have to stand up for herself in order to stand up for the murder victim. It’s a risk, and so is reaching out to the mysterious young man who works with deadly birds of prey. With her 12-year-old brother determined to play detective, and romance budding in the last place she expected, Audra learns that some risks are worth taking – no matter the danger, to her body or her heart.
“Another action-packed suspense novel by Kris Bock, perhaps her best to-date. The author weaves an intriguing tale with appealing characters. Watching Audra, the main character, evolve into an emotionally-mature and independent young woman is gratifying.” Ellen Rippel
What kind of mother abandons her children? Donna George couldn't imagine, until heroin and opiates became more important to her than life itself. Even drugs couldn't mask the pain in her heart, but they could get her busted. Her choice became jail or Sunflower House, an extreme, last chance rehab she couldn't possibly face. No other program had worked ... but maybe, just maybe, tough-love counselors and a handful of colorful characters could help her find the way through the madness and back to her daughters and her better self. An intimate, gritty memoir about addiction and recovery.
A bestseller on Amazon in Substance Abuse, Recovery, and Drug Dependency. 5.0 out of 22 Amazon reviews. Described as "Honest and raw." "A story that needed to be told." "Gritty realism." "A story of redemption." "Intense and moving story of recovery."
When Annie Fox's first book People Are Like Lollipops (Holiday House) was published, she wasn't old enough to legally sign the contract! By the time she turned 21, though, she decided that helping kids would be her life's work. After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies then completing her Master's in Education, she began exploring ways to use technology to entertain kids while building their emotional intelligence skills.
In 1977, Annie and her husband David opened Marin Computer Center, the world's first public access microcomputer facility. Her work there led her to write her best selling book, Armchair BASIC: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microcomputers and Programming in BASIC (Osborn/McGraw-Hill). After a detour into the world of screen writing, Annie returned to computers as an award-winning writer/designer of children's CD-ROMs. (Putt-Putt; Madeline; Get Ready for School, Charlie Brown; and Mr. Potato Head Saves Veggie Valley are just a few of the titles on which she worked.)
At the dawn of the Internet age, Annie dreamed up the idea for The InSite (TheInSite.org), a place "for teens and young adults to turn their world around." She is the creator, co-designer, writer, and executive producer of that award-winning site. One of The InSite's most popular features is Hey Terra, a Cyberspace Dear Abby. Annie's first book for teens, The Teen Survival Guide to Dating & Relating: Real World Advice About Guys, Girls, Growing Up And Getting Along (2000, 2005 Free Spirit Publishing), is based on hundreds of emails to Terra and Annie's responses to them. Teen Survival Guide is now available as a free PDF download from TeenSurvivalGuide.com.
Are You My Friend? a Read-it-to-Me iBook was written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Eli Noyes and produced by Electric Eggplant. This digital story book for 4-8 year olds is the first of the Raymond and Sheila Series and is now available in print form on Amazon, and as Android apps for Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android tablets. The second Raymond and Sheila story "Are We Lost?" will be available in print in 2013. See RaymondAndSheila.com for more info.
Annie's other books include: Too Stressed to Think? A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You CRAZY, co-authored with Ruth Kirschner (Free Spirit Publishing) and the popular 3 book Middle School Confidential™ series (Free Spirit Publishing). Annie's Middle School Confidential apps (developed by Electric Eggplant) are available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android tablets (see MiddleSchoolConfidential.com).
Through her conference appearances and public events for kids, tweens, teens, parents, and educators, Annie continues working toward her goal of empowering young people through increased emotional intelligence skills, social courage, and stress-reduction strategies. Her new book for parents and teachers, Teaching Kids To Be Good People, is now available in print and for Kindle (see TeachingKidsToBeGoodPeople.com)
Visit Annie at her website, AnnieFox.com
Follow Annie on Twitter: @Annie_Fox
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“Not all teachers are parents, but all parents are teachers. When we teach kids to be good people who possess the social courage to do the right thing, we help to make the world a safer, saner, more accepting place for all of us.” —Annie Fox, M.Ed.
We live in a time shaped by a viral culture of cruelty. Now and in the future, we desperately need more good people. But where will these young people come from? From the homes of parents with a game plan! In Teaching Kids to Be Good People, Annie Fox has written a very personal, step-by-step guide to teaching your children to make healthy choices (online and off). Because being good is not enough. We have to do good.
This very pragmatic and funny guide includes essays, podcasts, prompts, tools, questions, answers, and self-assessment quizzes, all for the purpose of teaching kids to be good people. Hopefully, you’ll become so engaged in this process that you will inspire your children to do the right thing when no one's watching, and when everyone is watching.
“Stellar! Unlike many solution-based parenting books, Teaching Kids to Be Good People is insightful, intuitive on so many levels… a truly meaningful book for our times.”
—Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., author of The Family Coach Method
“[G]reat advice on how exactly we can help our kids with their most important skill set—the social-emotional one.”
—Rick Ackerly, author of The Genius in Every Child
“Annie Fox has a genuine passion for helping our young people and she has many years of experience doing it. Both are evident in this wonderful resource for parents and teachers.”
—Dr. Hal Urban, Ed.D., author of Life’s Greatest Lessons
The book is not just a spy thriller nor just an ordinary love story. The book shows the aspirations and fears of the young Greeks as they come out of the oppression of the Turkish domination, the German occupation, and now the NATO occupation. It shows the aspirations of a people steeped in culture but downtrodden by the conquering empires of the past two thouand years.
I lived in Crete for two years, enough time to know and observe their culture .. and feel their pride in their contributions to the world. The current struggle of Greece to stay a respected and economically viable member of the EU is reflected in this story's characters to gain respect in the world community.
"CIA Love Story in Crete" is interesting because it shows the plight of military/CIA families.. in the setting of one of the most beautiful and mysterious lands in the world, Crete. The book has 87 color photos of Crete embedded in the text... and so the reader sees the scenery of action as he reads the book. He gets an intimate knowledge and feel of the culture. The reader would love to visit Crete after reading the book.
It is both a spy thriller during the Kosovo War. Michael, a veteran CIA agent, is sent to Crete to stop terrorists who want to thwart the operations of NATO against the ethic cleansing in Serbia. Emotions are high because the Greeks are against NATO for the Serbs are cousins because of religion and historical affinity.
It is a love story because, Joann, Michael's wife who is of Crete ancestry, comes along out sheer boredom for being left alone too ofetn, and also to trace her ancestry. They meet up with a young fiery nationalist and a beautiful Crertan woman who was also against NATO but abhorred terrorist acts.
Their paths collidied into a sacrilegeous holocaust in the pristine settings of Crete..
After growing up in the unique town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Susan Moore Jordan attended the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati as a vocal performance major. While in Cincinnati, she was on the administrative staff of the Edgecliff Academy of Fine Arts and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival. In 1971 she moved with her late husband and three children to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Jordan established a private voice studio a few years later. She began directing musical theater productions for community and high school in 1984, and has directed over eighty shows. She published her first novel, How I Grew Up, in October, 2013. Eli’s Heart is her second novel.
In the nineteen fifties, ELI LEVIN, a brilliant teenage pianist born with a serious heart defect and not expected to live past the age of thirty, meets KRISSY PORTER on a visit to a small town in the Southeast. They play piano duets, talk about baseball, eat banana splits. A budding romance is ended by interference from Eli’s family, but they find their way back to each other three years later.
They marry on Krissy’s twentieth birthday while they are both college students. The music they share is a vital part of their life together. Once he begins his career, Eli’s rise in the music world is meteoric.
Although they are devoted—and intensely passionate—from the beginning, the couple must struggle with never knowing when the various repairs to Eli’s heart might give out.
A.G. Henley is the author of the BRILLIANT DARKNESS series. The first book in the series, THE SCOURGE, was a finalist for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award. A.G. is also a clinical psychologist, which means people either tell her their life stories on airplanes, or avoid her at parties when they've had too much to drink. Neither of which she minds. When she's not writing fiction or shrinking heads, she can be found herding her children and their scruffy dog, Guapo, to various activities while trying to remember whatever she's inevitably forgotten to tell her husband. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Learn more at aghenley.com
Read The Defiance (Brilliant Darkness, #2), the highly anticipated sequel to THE SCOURGE (Brilliant Darkness, #1), a 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist! THE FIRE SISTERS (Brilliant Darkness #3 coming fall 2015!)
It hasn’t been long since Fennel, a Sightless Groundling, and Peree, her Lofty Keeper, fell in love and learned the truth: the Scourge, and their world, is not what it seems.
Fenn and Peree are determined to guide their people to the protected village of Koolkuna, but first they must convince them that everything they believe is a lie. An impossible task, especially when someone seems hell-bent to try anything—even animal sacrifice and arson—to destroy the couple’s new bond and crush the frail truce between the Groundlings and the Lofties. Not everyone wants to uproot their lives in the forest, and those who stay behind will be left terribly vulnerable.
Fenn and Peree’s resolve to be together despite their people’s disapproval, and the constant threat of the Scourge’s return, pushes both groups to the breaking point. Unable to tell friend from foe, Fenn must again decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to ensure the people of the forest’s future.
Only this time, the price of peace may be too high to bear.
Praise for THE DEFIANCE (Brilliant Darkness #2):
“I absolutely LOVED The Defiance! No, I more than loved it! It was breathtaking, intense, romantic, suspenseful . . . the list could go on and on!”
-- ARC review
Praise for THE SCOURGE (Brilliant Darkness #1):
“Lovable and relatable heroine? Check. Swoon-worthy, kick-butt hero? Check. Compelling romance that makes your heart melt and toes curl? Check. Captivating story and fascinating world? Check. Eagerly anticipating the next book? Check, check, check.”
- - Refracted Light Reviews
Will is married and the father of 5 children. He was born and raised in Oklahoma and continues to call the Sooner state home! Will enjoys spending time with his family on their small farm, and even playing the occasional video game!
The year is 2025, the nation is in turmoil and the quest to save the human race from extinction is at hand. A government experiment gone bad results in a mutated virus that attacks most of the animal kingdom and turns them from mild, non aggressive beings into raging, vicious, monsters! A small group of survivors, led by a courageous young Nathan Lee, combat these wild beasts, while trying to bring the only person who can stop this insanity, to safety.
Toni Annable and Maria Kaspar started writing bilingual children's books for school language programs lots of years ago. They are really pleased to reissue these books in the ebook format as well as the new stories coming up. Currently, the ebooks are in English/French and English/Spanish. We hope to get some of them out in English/Arabic.
When Toni is not writing, she spends her time editing other manuscripts and a plant tissue culture newsletter. She has a Master's Degree in Public Health and started out in nursing and health education. Later she taught in elementary schools and was teaching when she met Maria Kaspar. Maria and her husband had come to the US to further their education. She was a French teacher writing children's short stories and poems - and they were off and running in bilingual children's books, French, English and Spanish. Over the years they have had lots of fun creating these stories and plan on many, many more.
They were most fortunate to get Lawrence Lumetta to illustrate the first 3 books. You can see these in the ebooks. He was a noted artist and had many fine works exhibited world wide. The detail he put into the illustrations makes them works of art on their own. Larry retired and is no longer available for additional illustrations. He will be sorely missed him as they develop new works.
Why do the leaves change their clothes in the fall? Why do the birds hide in the winter? Young Celine, her sister and brothers have many questions about the seasons. And their mother has all the answers.
The beautifully detailed Lawrence Lumetta drawings highlight the different seasons. Color enhanced by Bashar Attar. Bilingual French-English. For ages 7 - 10 and up.
Pourquoi les feuilles changent-elles de robe en automne ? Pourquoi les oiseaux se cachent-ils en hiver ? La jeune Céline, sa sœur et ses frères se posent des questions sur les saisons. Quant à leur maman, celle-ci a réponse à tout.
Les illustrations détaillées de Lumetta mettent en valeur les différentes saisons. Mise en couleurs par Bashar Attar.
Ouvrage bilingue. Anglais-Français pour enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans et plus.
The author lives in wilds of eastern Washington State where the Colville National Forest edges out onto the channeled scablands. He shares his home with his wife and two Golden Retrievers. Before moving out west the author lived and worked in Washington D.C and Europe.
He graduated from the University of Utah and holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Southern California. After his service with the US Army, he worked in both private industry and state government.
Their only child was dead. They’d squandered their time with their precious daughter and now she was gone. Absorbed in their own lives, blinded by selfishness they didn’t see their daughter grow up alone.
Neglected by her family, Sarah found solace in her cherished garden. It was there, sheltered within her tidy nursery and comforted by the simple elegance of her garden, that she longed for love, nurtured her dreams and pursued her passion for knowledge.
Working alone among the roses, Sarah made a remarkable scientific breakthrough. Her discovery was worth millions for agricultural and pharmaceutical concerns. Despite the commercial potential the goal of her work was never money. Sarah's goals were much more profound and deeply personal. Her discovery could heal the rift between her parents, save their marriage and even their lives.
Sarah’s love, her dreams and her secrets did not die with her but unravelling the mystery of her daughters death would lead her parents on a journey across the ocean and deep into their own hearts. The gift Sarah left for them could save them both if the could find it in time.
Could her parents find the strength, and the courage to face the truth before it was too late? The answers could only be found in the Gardens of the Heart.