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Paula DiSante
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Award-winning screenwriter Paula DiSante earned her MFA in Film Production at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. A story analyst and script consultant since 1989, she has worked for Republic Pictures International, Spring Creek Productions, Warner Bros., and for producers at Paramount Pictures, independent producers and screenwriters. She now does analysis and consulting on a freelance basis.

Paula wrote the screenplay for the YouTube sensation Born of Hope under the pen name “Alex K. Aldridge,” and is one of the writers and story developers of the Web series The Rangers.

She lives in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan.

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When smallpox blinds Turlough O’Carolan, a young man from a poor family in late 17th century Ireland, he loses more than his sight. He loses Bridget Cruise, his beautiful bride-to-be, and all his hopes for the future.

But his patroness, who gave Turlough his education, refuses to let him succumb to self-pity, and sends him off to be schooled as a harper – a revered vocation in the long history of the Irish people.

The mystic, captivating music he creates with the harp – the symbol and soul of Ireland – restores Turlough’s hope, brings him great renown, and sets him on a new road.

But that road has unforeseen destinations, and Turlough is swept around a bend he was almost fated to travel. And two paths of the heart – long thought abandoned and overgrown by time – unexpectedly reappear, rise up, and cross again.

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David Joseph
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David Joseph (U.S. Air Force Reserve, retired) served with great distinction in the Air Force.  In his thirty-three years of service, he was on flying status the entire time.  As a Senior Master Sergeant, his final assignment was as Non Commissioned Officer In-Charge, Boom Operator, 70th Air Refueling Squadron.  He is currently a writer and employed with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Description:

Lessons Learned From Pararescue shares Pararescueman David Joseph’s “Forever Five” fundamental lessons for success: Never Quit, Positive Attitude, Hard Work, Belief, and Discipline.  Laced with personal stories from David Joseph’s eclectic career, this book shares the lessons he has been teaching to friends, family, co-workers for the past thirty years.  While money may be nice, enjoying what you do is better, because true wealth is about experience.  Told with a dose of humility, this book provides simple insight, practical advice, and words of encouragement from a former Air Force Pararescueman.

 

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Author:
Celeste White
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As someone with a background in both science and the arts, the challenge of blending and harmonizing them has always appealed to me. I studied molecular biology and epigenetics at the University of Massaschusetts, Amherst, where I obtained a Master’s degree; this gave me the background for my neurobiologist protagonist in The Last Good Fairy. Although there is no autobiographical basis to this novel, like the artist in the book, I create and sell found object art, a pursuit I’ve enjoyed for most of my adult life.

I’ve written my entire life, starting in second grade; I studied Creative Writing at Wellesley College, where I graduated with a double major in English Literature and Biology. My children’s book, The Legend of the Flying Hotdog, a fable about the power of kindness, was published by Green Tiger Press and optioned for film. I’m drawn to fairy tales for their deep roots in the human psyche, their allegorical wisdom, and the enchantment these tales have always brought me. 

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Sachi, a brilliant young neurobiologist living and working in San Diego, has constructed her life as a carefully controlled experiment. Her intention is to hold all variables constant, thinking this will protect her from suffering and loss. But when a devastating event shatters her world, she must reconstruct her entire approach to living. An encounter with a mysterious, intriguing artist leads her down an unconventional path to healing and introduces her to the possibility of magic co-existing with the laws of science. And along the way, she discovers both her humanity and her spirit.

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Gayle Ridinger and Paolo Pochettino
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Gayle Ridinger was born in the United States, attended Oberlin College, and has family ties both to Italy and to the Civil War town of Gettysburg. She  teaches English and translation techniques at a university near Milan, Italy. For her  translations of modern Italian poetry, she received honorary knighthood from the President of Italy. She has also had a children's book, A STAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, published in five languages, including in the U.S. by Gareth Stevens.
Paolo Pochettino is a native of Milan and worked for years as an industrial manager in numerous countries. Piedmontese by origin and the descendant of a Napoleonic soldier, he has always had a deep interest in the Italian Risorgimento and the battles for liberty in his region.

THE SECRET PRICE OF HISTORY  is not the usual story of Italian-Americans retiring to Tuscany to try their hand at making wine but rather a book about Italians—some well-known and others not—who built America, as well as about the Americans who helped in the struggle for independence in Italy. It is a story where the idealism of these individuals stands out against the vulgarity and greed of our times which contributed to the general economic crisis.

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THE SECRET PRICE OF HISTORY is an intriguing mix of a modern crime novel and an historical saga that explores the little-known overlapping connections between the American Civil War and the Italian RIsorgimento.

An ancient gold medallion and a treasure hunt marred by violence over the centuries are the link between a modern-day detective story concerning Angie Cebrelli, a young American TV weather girl who is wearing an old family medallion when she is shot in the arm during a Battle of Gettysburg re-enactment, and the 19th-century saga of Eleonora, a rebellious Roman woman (Angie's ancestor) and her two best friends and suitors, Sandor and Goffredo, part of the idealistic generation who fought for liberty, country, and solidarity in the Italian Risorgimento and the American Civil War.  They find the medallion after a violent face-off with French soldiers during the battle that temporarily dashes all hopes for a unified Italian Republic. The medallion is connected to an elusive treasure , a fragment of Alexander the Great’s  last treasure, which, if found, could help French Emperor Napoleon III secure his place in history. Ignorant of these connections, and desperate for money, the three friends consider having the medallion melted down, but circumstances have it otherwise. Eleonora, Goffredo, and Sandor will lose track of each other, believe each other dead, and re-find each other; they will continue their fervent fight for the cause of freedom, at the same time fleeing Napoleon III’s paid assassins.

The modern story takes place over the summer of 2008. A few days after Angie’s shooting, a photocopy of  the medallion is found on the mutilated body of Father Kevin, a priestly scholar researching Mithraism in Rome. The true expert on the medallion and treasure, however, is Kevin’s brilliant former student Damien Brandeau, currently in hiding in Italy. He  is the estranged, recluse son of the notorious U.S. housing magnate M.A. Brandeau, on the brink of bankruptcy, allied with the dangerous and powerful Vatican Bank, and determined to put his hands on the treasure by any means. Arriving in Europe, Angie joins forces with the unconventional Italian police detective, Filippo Dardanoni.  With Damien forced to flee from his father on a rampage of violence, their investigation becomes more frantic.

            Who will reach Damien first? Who will find the treasure?

            The protagonists find drama, death, and answers in Asti and its abandoned chalk mines.

            A tale full of true-life drama from the past as well as the horrors conceded in the present, THE SECRET PRICE OF HISTORY reveals how a treasure might be right under our noses without our being able to touch it.

Be sure to check out our website, www.secretpriceofhistory.com, where photos of the many fascinating real-life figures and places from the past alternate with brief passages from the novel.  

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Author:
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 and Silent Six, a military thriller Trilogy, set on the Korean peninsula, The Bully & Other Stories, and the two best selling novelettes, The Great Hijacking and Putin's Shoot-down! He is currently writing the third novel in the Trilogy, Korea Unified, and Inspirational/Thriller short stories. David Joseph 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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Special Forces sniper, Tom Friddle, returns home to western New York after two years deployed in a combat zone fighting the war on terror. Upon returning home, Tom heals from the horror of war through his family, his farm, and being a role-model. Tom explores the destructive qualities of war which is countered by the healing and regenerative powers of love. David Joseph employs the iceberg theory when writing about 9/11, amputations, death, and the war on terror. The hard facts float above water while the supporting structure, including the symbolism, operates out of sight. “Fathers and Sons” is a definitive piece of literature on “Healing” from catastrophic war.

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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:
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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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:
Steve R. Lawrence
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My name is Steve R. Lawrence. I'm a dynamic writer with an incredible imagination. I write in a style that most people can relate to visually and psychologically and emotionally. I have a knack for touching upon universal themes. My story is unique because it is a love story after the chance for love has already gone. It is also about finding your fate after it's too late to fully live it out. Richard, the protagonist, feels he's been cheated from living out his potential. And don't we all feel that way at one time or another? Richard also feels like an outsider, not belonging to any kind of world, despite having a purpose in two worlds, the spirit world and the material world. There's also an intriguing look at lost love. Everybody has that one person who they feel is their lost love. And people are usually baffled as to why a certain person ended up a lost love, but in this story the characters see what occurred to have this happen to them. They get to see how they planned their fate to meet on earth, only to see it fall apart only moments before fateful meeting. This story is interesting because it takes a fascinating look at the darker side of love, with the longing for a person who is unattainable, an illusion of some sort. Romance within the unromantic. It's also unique in that there is no right or wrong in this story, the reader is allowed to draw their own conclusions about fate, life, and death. Another great element of this story is how the most unexpected people can impact a person's life, for good or bad, and how there are powerful forces affecting the lives of everybody. Another terrific angle of this story is how we can think we know a person, yet we come to realize that we don't know them at all, and they have a dark secret that can send shock waves through our life in the most personal way. One more thing, after you've read this book, you'll look at life with a whole different perspective, aware of things that were previously hidden, or perhaps, confirming what you already know, giving you the power to move through life more confidently. Please visit my fan page on Facebook -- copy and paste http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Manufactured-Night/112450925509891 "Like" it if you're feeling it!
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Imagine a typical day in your life, whether it's at school or work, but you slowly realize that it's all an illusion, a memory playing over and over in your mind in an endless loop, until you discover you're actually dead in the afterlife. That's what Richard Goodley experiences at the beginning of this book. Yet his death remains a haunting mystery. He is then sent back to earth to guide the life a beautiful young woman, and that's when he makes the electrifying discovery that the fate he left behind is only beginning, and that's when the pieces of his death begin to come together in a staggering revelation.
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Linda Thackeray
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If you enjoy stories about sweeping galactic sages in the vein of Star Wars and Dune, The Guardian may appeal to you.

It is the story of Peter who lives an idyllic existence sheltered from the Citadel by his Uncle Cy who has some very big plans for his future. Unfortunately, C’s premature deaths forces Peter to leave home where he discovers how cruel a galaxy governed by the Citadel can be. Peter meets Marc, who has been left emotionally scarred because of the regime and despite their differences, their growing friendship helps them survive together.

However as Peter’s true destiny unfolds revealing a future beyond imagination, it is Marc who helps Peter maintain his humanity when everything that he is begins to slip away. This is a story of adventure, love and of the friendships that bind people together through all adversity.

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Author:
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, 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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For many years, I wanted to write a story about the mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.  Particularly the role of the Air Force in airlifting the remains back to the United States.  I refused to write about it because I thought anything connected with Jonestown should entail one sentence: Guyana was a horrible, horrible event, and the U.S. Military did gruesome things they should never, never had done. 

But as time passed, the fact that I never wrote about Guyana became oddly disturbing.  If you’re a writer, the assimilation of experiences almost obliges you to write about them.  So I wrote Ghost of Guyana.

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Melissa Brown Levine
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Melissa Brown Levine has published novels, contributed to magazines, and reviewed books for several years. Levine's primary writing focus is women's fiction. She explores the lives of women by creating dynamic characters that are open, vulnerable, and eager to grow.

Levine uses her extensive academic background in developing her own writing and when evaluating the work of other writers. She holds degrees in psychology, counseling, library science, and writing. Her diverse background enables her to review writing on a variety of subjects and to provide valuable insight about a book's integrity. Levine has reviewed all types of fiction from historic to literary to science fiction. She has also written reviews on a variety of non-fiction topics such as investing, business development, Christianity, spirituality, weight loss and eating disorders.

As a manuscript consultant, Levine brings a fresh eye to a writer's work. In her evaluation of a piece, Levine searches for strengths in character development, plot, and storytelling and uses what she learns to help writers transform their books into tightly written and critically edited pieces.

As an essayist, Levine writes personal accounts of her own life experiences; experiences that have the potential to educate other women. Her work reveals the pain she has endured in many of her relationships, the joys and frustrations of motherhood, and the growth she has experienced as a woman through struggle, hard work and faith.

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An affair ends Hoil Mince's six-year marriage and produces a child. The resulting divorce leads Hoil to start a new, highly dysfunctional family with his mistress. The violence that defines Hoil's relationship with his second wife, Riana, stems from his family history and his obsession with his old life; it resurrects old haunts and serves as the root of his son's suffering. Ansar's response to his parents' battles becomes self-destructive and reaches a boiling point as he nears his nineteenth birthday. For some members of this volatile family, liberation from the pain of lost and unrequited love will come only in death.

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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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A puzzling series of events. A strange scent. A unique gift. Dr Neroli Sonnclere knows when she smells a rat—and not just literally. Authorities are baffled when restaurants in Central London are suddenly plagued by rats. When it becomes clear that it’s more than a sanitary issue, Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Adam McClellan reluctantly calls on police consultant, Dr Neroli Sonnclere. Dr Sonnclere is an olfactory scientist born with an extra keen sense of smell. She has the unique ability to discern odours undetected by ordinary human beings. For her, smell tells a story. It holds valuable clues that enable her to understand people, situations and places. If there’s anyone who can figure out the strange phenomenon, she can. Together with DI McClellan, who is sceptical at best, Dr Sonnclere uses her scientific knowledge and expert nose to sniff out the source of the problem. The trail leads to a villain with skills to match hers and who is determined to cause havoc in London. Why? More importantly, can they stop him? In this mystery thriller full of twists and turns, the investigation takes them around the chaotic, not to mention smelly, streets of London. They are only able to catch their breath before they are lured down into the bowels of the city’s underground system. For more information, visit: www.IveeOlivares.com
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Colleen Spiro
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Bob Lowry
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 After a 36 year career in radio, Bob retired in 2001. Since then, he has published several  retirement books and started one of the most influential retirement blogs on the Internet, Satisfying Retirement. Since 2010, it has provided experienced-based, actionable information and advice to nearly 3 million readers. 

Bob has been profiled in Advertising Age and Money Magazine. He has been featured on CNN.com, Next Avenue, and Forbes.Com. 

Bob and his wife live in Arizona.

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A guide to the most exciting period of your life: Retirement. From the pages of the #1 Retirement lifestyle blog, Satisfying Retirement, this is the concise, practical book that answers the most asked questions about what to do with all your free time. how to know when to retire, how to avoid boredom, how to decide whether to age in place or move to a retirement community...in short straight-forward answers and advice on the important questions you are asking yourself about this new phase of your life.

Written for both pre-retirees and those already there, Preparing for Your Active Life After Retirement  deserves a place on your Kindle or computer e-reader.

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Author:
Celeste White
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In 1983, thanks to a childhood connection, my husband Richard and I had an incredible employment situation land in our laps. We spent eighteen months living in the bottom floor of one wing of a stunning mansion in Costa Rica, all expenses paid plus a salary. The characters and locales we encountered during this experience were sublime in providing rich fodder for great stories, and Costa Rica itself is such a playful, eccentric, beautiful, and enchanting entity that it deserves all the recognition and attention it receives. 

My first novel, The Last Good Fairy, first published as a limited collector’s edition, won a New England Book Show Award for excellence in book design. That title and a linked collection of stories that take place during an out-of-control wildfire, Altar of Fire, are currently available on Kindle. My children’s book, The Legend of the Flying Hotdog, a fable about the power of kindness, was published by Green Tiger Press (Simon & Schuster), selected as one of the Best Kids’ Books of the year by Parents magazine, and optioned for film. I served as editor-in-chief for the literary magazine, The Hot Air Quarterly, for several years, and I obtained my formal education in creative writing at Wellesley College, where I graduated a Wellesley Scholar. 

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Times were looking bleak after a year of unemployment for author Celeste White and her husband Richard. But a phone call from Richard’s fairy godmother, a wealthy heiress who offered them a dream job in Costa Rica, completely changed their fortune.  The story takes place during 1983 and 1984, during which time they lived next door to Commander Zero, leader of the Contras who were waging a counter-revolutionary war against the Sandanistas in neighboring Nicaragua. Before television had become widespread in the country, before the first high rise hotel was built in Costa Rica, before zip lines—even telephones and gas stations—were installed in the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica existed as it had for generations of happy, proud residents. Crazy Good Fortune offers a cornucopia of magical, delightful, and often hilarious experiences, populated by characters you will never forget. An intimate, affectionate portrait of a country and a people.

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Dr. Jerry Kennard CPsychol
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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.

Other Self-Help Books available in paperback and Kindle format:

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Why we Worry addresses many of the questions and issues confronting people with anxiety. It is aimed towards people with worry and anxiety, those who care, and those who simply want to learn more.
 
The book was formulated from some of the most popular questions and concerns to come my way over the past few years. My ‘more than a webpage but less than a textbook’ principle still applies by providing a concise and accessible overview of anxiety as well as self-help tips and treatment information. A valuable and accessible resource.
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Author:
Grace Frame
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The author joined the Women's Movement in 1968 after personal study in Mythology, Anthropology and Archaeology with a final commitment to AnthroApology.  Her work includes the current e-book THE ONUS ON MEN AND HOW IT GREW -- THE BONUS TO WOMEN and soon to be e-books: WARTIME IN AMERICA, 1941-1945, A HOMEFRONT IDYL; GENDER THERAPY, AN ILLUSTRATED ANTHOLOGY;. THE SEARCH FOR THE LEGENDARY SKYSCRAPER PEOPLE.  She is a cartoonist as well as a researcher and writer.

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Here is an updated dating game from antiquity. THE SINGLE GIRLS GUIDE TO GREEK GODS prepares a modern woman to meet all of the Greek Gods from A to Z, from Aesculapius to Zeus.  This is a matchup that lets a woman know what to really expect in the relationship with valuable tips about how to meet each of the Gods and their various relatives. There are no surprises left for later.

The Guide is intended for the down-to-earth woman who does not expect every man to be the equal of a Greek God -- and for those who are interested in the Classics -- and who have met a few too.  It is tongue-in-cheek, so to speak, informative and fun.

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boowalker79@gmail.com
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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.

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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.

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Adriana Zoder
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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.

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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. 

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Author:
Lois Bailey
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—Through my eyes as a child, I knew that all children have the right to find that "magical place within themselves" - where they're able to develop their own unique gifts and talents. Children also need to be able to express their own voice within the family - and be heard.

 

—As an author of young people’s books - The stories I write emphasize the need for understanding and dignity for children of all ages and cultures. My books focus on strong family communication, as well as fulfilling expression. I write classic, timeless stories of hope, understanding, and dignity that warm the heart and soul.

 

I have written four Middle Grade novellas:

 

THE MAID’S DAUGHTER – A story of hope and inspiration about an African-American girl, Sally, and her loving mother.  Despite many odds, Sally is able to maintain her strength of character and attain her hopes and dreams.

    currently on sale as a Kindle 3-book at Amazon link:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NAUXXQ

 

THE NOBLE PEASANT – A heartwarming tale of adventure and intrigue, set in medieval Europe, telling the story of a young princess, Rosalinda, who is rescued from certain death by a humble, honorable peasant.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005OXKQBG

 

 

BELLA – A lighthearted mystery of a caring Latino Middle School girl, Bella, who learns to balance her need for dignity and voice with her family relationships and responsibilities.

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HER DIVIDED HEART – An enlightening story of growth and healing after Kate comes to terms and accepts her parent’s abrupt separation and divorce. The family finally learns to listen, and open their hearts to one another.

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Lois J Bailey,  Author

"Children’s lives are beautiful and happy when expressed through their talents"

 

 

 

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Pater’s family tragedies as well as his futile struggle to thrive leave the old peasant embittered and without hope, until he discovers the fragile young girl, clinging to life in the cold water of the Zwin Canal. The trauma of the ordeal leaves her unable to remember who she is.

The story unfolds, as a series of small clues finally reveal the true identity of his beloved little Rosalinda.  Intrigue ensues as Pater and his two humble companions devise a plan to return the Princess safely to the Castle in Bruges.

The Noble Peasant is historical fiction based around the early life of Judith of Flanders. Bruges, during the era of the Holy Roman Emperors, sets the scene for this story of tyranny and intrigue.

 

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Lorelei Orion
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The first in The Royals of Adriel saga ...

It all begins within the colonized Cassiopeian Sector, within the marvels of the 23rd century, where planet Adriel's savage revolutionists abduct beautiful Princess Royal Sarra Shantay, the heiress apparent of King Ellis II.  Sarra, innocent yet highly spirited, is the rebellious captive of alias Raine Nicks, the handsome yet vengeful rebel leader who ultimately aims to end the Shantay worldly rule ... but his plot to ransom her for illicit weapons goes awry by dissidence within his own clan, sweeping her off with him in a breathtaking adventure between Kan and Myrrh, two of the Urania Star System's exotic planets.

Enchanted by each other, locked in a fierce war of wits, their forbidden passion is inevitable ... and exploring their erotic sexuality snares them in a ravishing struggle that could destroy them both.  For, against their wills, the sworn enemies are falling in love.  It's when his ransom scheme comes to his triumph that Sarra discovers the startling truth—he isn't a savage, he is a true hero with a just cause!

Now allies, joining his cause to free Adriel’s oppressed, she also becomes caught in the perilous rebellion, for only his mysterious identity can uncover the sinister corruption deep within the sovereignty.  The revolution erupts, sending her on the path of her destiny—the wondrous and tragic Throne.

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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. The Way Of One Gypsy, a barely fictionalized memoir, contains the entire Drom Ek Romani, my personal path, and other information about O Jakhalo, the evil eye (CURSES RETURN! NEVER CURSE ANYONE!), and the importance of good nutrition in helping us to fight the sometimes difficult hike on our path. The Gypsy's Book is mainly for Young Adults—or maybe Aging Hippies--and I hope that anyone reading it will come away with a bit of knowledge about the modern Gypsy and the importance of tolerance and love. Drab Lil, A Gypsy's Medicine Book, is a treatise on my philosophy of life: help others when possible. It is a non-fiction account of what commonly is known as a book of shadows. I'm married and live in Florida. My two sons and granddaughter live in Pennsylvania.

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In a small row home, in 1956 South Philly, down in a dirt floor cellar, a drabarni grandmother picks up pieces of wood chips discarded on her husband's worktable. Using a carpenter's pencil she sketches a circle with spokes and hands it to her eight-year-old granddaughter. “Ashok Chakra, Wheel of Origin,” she says. “This is the first step on your path. One day there will be twenty-two of them...”

This book is one Romani's (Gypsy) grimoire, a family compendium about moving along our path in life with a minimum amount of stress. It is not meant to be a guide but it is a slice of life that I hope you will learn from and enjoy.

Drab, in Romanes, means herb and fortune telling. A drabarni is one who can heal with herbs and advise by using cards, tea leaves, dreams and the lines on the palm of the hand. Let's change the word fortune telling because no future is engraved into gold and our past will determine our actions for the future. It is more a holistic way of looking at another's life and prescribing—through the use of herbs and advice—how to cope.

 

When I was about eight, my grandmother drew symbols on small pieces of wood that I have reproduced. She gave me the first five and instructed me to observe life as I grew older and add my own. They could be altered but she hoped I would not commit them to paper (or wood) until I was sure. Although I've been enamored of the tarot most of my life, I discovered that in my mid fifties, the markers and pens found their way to the blank cards I bought and my Drom Ek Romani (the way or path of one Gypsy) was completed, all 22 of them.

 

The main philosophy of my medicine book is written in 22 chapters, each one with the title of the 22 cards, or disks of the Drom Ek Romani. I have tried to show how life often follows each little path as we spiral through it.

 

Also included is information about o jakhalo (the evil eye) and some basic curatives made mainly from kitchen herbs. However, this is not a “how-to” book. We Gypsies traveled, did not have a homeland, and were unable or unwilling to put down roots. So everything was kept simple. I still make dinners where I put the pot of goulash or soup on the table with bowls and spoons and tell all to help themselves, including going into my refrigerator for anything needed. This is my metaphor for not spoon-feeding you. With internet sources and overloads of information, it is almost like I am saying, “Help yourself. Here's the pot of soup, you do the rest. My sustenance is your sustenance and I'm here to start you on your own personal path...”

 

 

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Mike Wendland
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Mike Wendland is America’s premier high tech reporter. His Detroit Free Press technology columns, NBC-TV network television reports and five books on the Internet have given him a loyal nationwide audience of millions who have come to rely on his warm and friendly “No Geek-Speak” advice, reports and suggestions about technology and how it impacts all of us.

Mike’s High Tech Talk TV reports are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC affiliates by the NBC Newschannel. The popular news feature has been a stalwart on NBC stations since 1994 and covers the emerging multimedia and information superhighway fields, focusing on hi-tech advances useful to ordinary people, as well as the hottest places on the World Wide Web.

And he is the author of a series of books about the Internet, the latest being “The Complete No Geek-Speak Guide to the Internet,” from Zondervan, available in book stores everywhere or online through Amazon Books. He has written The Wired Journalist, published by the Radio and Television News Directors Association as well as numerous articles about the Internet for major publications, including USA Today and The New York Times.

Mike has won 20 Emmy Awards and numerous honors and broadcast awards. He is a veteran journalist who has used computers to break some of his biggest stories. His television work has appeared on various NBC and cable television network stations across the country. He spent 18 years as head of the I-Team investigative unit at WDIV-TV in Detroit and before that worked for ten years as an investigative reporter at The Detroit News.

He’s one of the country’s leading experts in using the Internet for research and information gathering and teaches seminars all over the world to corporations and civic, religious and professional organizations. He recently spent three weeks in Israel, Jordan, Bahrain and Egypt teaching journalists the Internet in a trip sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

He has been a Fellow at the Poynter Institute, a prestigious school for journalists in St. Petersburg, FL., where he has taught convergence reporting and new media.

He is married and the father of three grown children and six grandchildren. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Oakland County, Michigan, north of Detroit. He serves as Innovations Pastor at Woodside Bible Church in suburban Detroit.

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Ever since the iPhone was released, millions have used it to organize their lives and keep them on track. So it was inevitable that this powerful mobile device and would play a big role in helping people lose weight and get in shape. Year after year, health and fitness apps have led the lists of the most popular programs for the iPhone and iPad. There are so many, in fact, that you need an expert to sort them all out. And that's where "PC Mike" Wendland comes in with this handy guide to finding the Best iPhone Apps to Lose Weight and Get in Shape.

PC Mike is America's trusted "no geek speak" technology reporter, whose weekly PC Mike Tech Reports have been a regular on the 215 NBC-TV affiliate staions across the country. His syndicated newspaper columns on technology have made him a trusted source of news and reviews on the latest in technology. Hos work has appeared in all the major newspapers, TV and radio networks, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

And lately, his new SuperHealthyMe.com health and fitness blog has won him new fans who are following his advice on eating healthy food and working out regularly.

This book will help you find the best apps to jumpstart your health and fitness plans. His no nonsense reviews and advice quickly helps you find the very best app for your iPhone, an app that will indeed, help you Lose Weight and get in Shape.

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Patty Terry
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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.

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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

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