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Born in Osaka, Kelly Kitano was raised the only child in a traditional, conservative Japanese family. By day she is a sexual predator on the hunt and a secretive, erotica writer, writing about her experiences as an Air Force officer’s wife. By night, she is a devoted housewife to a retired officer, now employed with a fortune 500 company in northern California.
Akako’s addiction—black men—is a collection of juicy interracial stories: First Taste, Back to Yokota, Akako’s Wedding, and Akako in India. Akako is a naughty girl loyal to all sex involving flesh and juice. To look at Akako, a traditional Japanese woman raised in Japan, most people would never imagine the sexual taboos she crossed—always leaving wet-mouthed, with her brain desiring more—leading to her addiction!
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.
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.
This is a republished (in ebook form) collection of some of Mr. Jacoby's finest poem.
The principle character of this book is an ordinary Russian guy named Vadim whose life is never uneventful, indeed Vadim can always be counted on to share a funny story with his friends; usually stories in which he was at the epicentre. Live through one summer of Russian life with Vadim and his attractive but at times critical wife Julia and come to understand how it is fun to be Russian. Drink vodka during a consultation at the clinic, experience a fishing weekend with friends, spend a relaxing summer week at the country Dacha and see how a seaside vacation to Egypt can be unusually eventful in the right company. Along the way you may find the answers to all those niggling little questions you never knew you wanted to ask. Why do Russians tie fishing boats to their feet while camping? How do you catch a bottle of vodka while fishing off your balcony? Why is it unwise to relieve yourself out the door of a Russian train at night? What German phrase do all Russian men know and when would they use them? Find out which is stronger; an Al Qaeda head or a Japanese television? And, just why is it essential that your wife always wears white knickers while travelling? While finding out, you will agree with the author of this book, that it is fun to be Russian and vodka is naked vitamin and pure energy! Enjoy reading and Na Zdorovie!
After more than a decade of sharing crazy dating stories about their escapades with women, two best friends decided to package their experiences and acquired techniques into a relatable, real source to share with other men – and that’s how The One and a Half Date Rule was born.
From serving as wingman and advisor to one another over the years, the two friends, ages 30 and 31, knew they were on to something and created a dating system to guide men on how to have sex with women fast – minus the headaches.
Being that both authors are everyday men that come from middle class backgrounds, they didn’t have the luxury, money or flash to attract women. With limited resources, they used trial and error to learn how they could date women and not get used. After analyzing women, their emotions and behaviors; skilled, clever tactics were created.
These tactics, coupled with confidence, allowed them to get the best looking girls to have sex with them quickly and inexpensively. The One and a Half Date Rule blog allows you to connect further with these two professionals.
For weekly blog posts and to connect with the authors visit them at http://oneandahalfdaterule.com/
If you are tired of wasting a lot of time and money on women just to have sex with them, then you can look no further, this is your lucky day – to be followed by many more.
The One and Half Date Rule teaches how to minimize your time while maximizing your efforts to have sex with women.
In short – this is a real book with real tactics and real results.
The book teaches you to utilize tactics to get women to let their guards down and allow you have sex with them quickly and inexpensively.
We hope you enjoy the read and pass it forward to your friends to help them step their game up.
Now, go divide and conquer.
~The One and A Half Date Rule Guys
Daniel Raynes was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1984. With a lifelong passion for reading and writing he won multiple awards in high school and received a scholarship to Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, which hands out the Sophie Kerr Prize; the largest undergraduate literary award in the country. While a student there, he studied poetry, short stories, plays, screenplays, and novels. Screenplays may have been Daniel’s first love, but novels ended up as his true love.
After taking a long (too long!) absence from his dream of being a writer, Daniel has finally begun to write again. This book was largely written not only to help others, but to help himself remember everything he had learned and to shake off the rust from his finger tips.
Got a Great Idea for a Novel? That’s fantastic! But if you’re struggling to find the right words to breathe life into your reader’s mind, then don’t worry, you’re not alone. Between e-mails, texting, and tweeting, too many people have forgotten how to write with style. Some were never taught in the first place. By following the writing exercises in this guide, you’ll be crafting lines with all the rhythm and grace of poetic prose in no time.
Even though writing fiction is one of the most difficult forms of art and entertainment, as it is the culmination of story, philosophy, and an artistic grasp of language, you won’t start typing unprepared.
From doing research and forming a prewrite, to pacing your story and writing an ending, Write, Revise, Rejoice! will show you how to write a novel from start to finish with you controlling the shots - plus much more!
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Millions of people want to know how to write a book, but writing a novel isn’t paint by numbers. No one can tell you exactly what to do and when. What this guide will do is prepare you with all the tools and writing styles you need to write your story, your way.
In an ever-growing library of fiction, your greatest strength is your voice. Have the courage to raise it with the power of emotional writing to back it up. You have the whole world to gain.
I understand how valuable your time is, so written short and to the point, Write, Revise, Rejoice! is all meat – no filler. You’ve got things to do: Like Writing Your Novel!
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.”
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
Tom Gosinski grew up in Nebraska and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. After college he moved to Phoenix, Arizona and held a variety of positions at America West Airlines including Technical Writer, Policies and Procedures, Manager Customer Services Administration, and Manager Government & International Affairs. He left America West Airlines and serviced as Director, Government & International Affairs at the American Voluntary Medical Team. Since then, Mr. Gosinski has worked in interior design and project management. Mr. Gosinski has volunteered, served as a board member, and advised a variety of nonprofit organizations. The Wrong Side of Right is Tom’s first book.
Intoxicated by the promise of travel, the sparkle of politics, and a fascination for the mystery of wealth, Tom redirects his life into what, he feels, will be a satisfying, promising future. However, once on the inside, he realizes the sparkle was created by mirrors and the fascination and mystery were illusions carved in smoke.
The Private Banker is a fast paced commercial fiction novel centred on Michael de Bruin, the owner of the Private Bank, Union Delta Bank. De Bruin is a charismatic, driven and globally known individual; he conducts business with sports stars, celebrities, political leaders and royalty, he is held in high regard as a successful, honest family man.
But he is not everything he appears to be.
UDB is growing fast, even in mainland China, it has a virtuous reputation after three generations of the de Bruin family have been carefully nurturing its growth.
Mistakenly two rogue bankers are hired into UDB, they bring corrupt, dangerous clients into the bank, clients from Myanmar and the former Soviet states who are making fortunes through underworld activities, illicit money, black money as it is known These vast amounts of ill-gotten, dirty, undeclared assets make their way into the ultra-clean and socially responsible UDB bank at the same time as the global economy is crashing and the geo political situation is erupting into conflict.
The black money is lost, the bank is finished and it starts to unravel in a nasty murderous manner, the underworld and others seek their revenge in original brutal ways.
The story is set in Europe and Asia among both a high net worth lifestyle and a darker low life world, bloody in places, sexual in others.
It is well researched and has a contemporary feel, in fact it could be happening right now.
Captivated by the eerie and a lover of things that go bump-in-the-night, I thoroughly enjoy embracing the fear that resides within. A scary story or movie is always at the top of my list.
Mace of the Apocalypse is my first complete novel which delves into the darkness within all of us. It is meant to shock and repulse at times, but also question who we really are or could become in an atmosphere of pure insanity. There is also a spiritual side to the story, because inside each of us is a struggle to come to terms with the true meaning of our existence.
A terrorist attack on a BART train has left San Francisco in the grip of a powerful toxin. Spreading like wildfire, its victims convulse violently until death overtakes them. With death, however, comes a new type of existence; more horrible and deadly than anyone could have imagined.
A small band of survivors led by Mason “Mace” Marconi, struggle to stay one step ahead of the raging infected as the virus spreads, battling not only the undead but a psychotic gang of drug-addicted teenagers intent on ruling the new forbidden landscape.
Father Jack McCann, one of their traveling companions, has gained possession of the only antidote for the toxin. Seeing it as a sign of God's grace, he has yet to discover the terrible side effects it contains.
The enemy is everywhere. The enemy is within. The zombie apocalypse has arrived.
Sean Fiedel was born in South Africa to a Greek mother and a German father. He was a voracious reader, presumably as a welcomed escape from his parent’s opposing temperaments. Nevertheless, Sean also devoted himself to his studies and later truly discovered the joy of writing in junior high school. Since then he has never looked back.
Whilst in South Africa, Sean wrote promo scripts and film treatments for international film producers engaged in co-productions with National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Canal+ and Animal Planet. His repertoire extends to TV commercials, mini documentaries, corporate videos and local TV productions including an award winning sitcom The Coconuts.
He now lives in Taiwan, the result of an initial 6 month sabbatical that has permanently turned into a love for the country, Chinese culture and food. He divides his time in Taiwan between two sausage dogs - Hank and Vienna - teaching English, writing textbooks for English learners, plus writing and editing for a monthly TEFL magazine. When he’s not doing all that, Sean loves to explore Asia.
In 6½ Easy Steps to SPEAK Your Next Book, Sean Fiedel boldly takes conventional writing ‘best-practices’ and turns them on their head. His message is simple, powerful, and transformational. He believes that when you’re producing the work of your dreams, what does it really matter how you get there? Readers will only see the end result, and this is what counts most – the completed manuscript. Inspired by more than two years consultation with an author coach, Sean reveals the innovative and groundbreaking methods that author coaches use to coach their clients to published glory. The steps in this manual help you go swiftly from the first blank page to a finished book on the shelf. You will also learn:
• Why having your own book positively pervades all aspects of your life
• 2 key things you MUST do to prepare to write your book
• How to create a storyboard like movie directors do
• Why linear book outlines don't really work
• Where all too many authors get sidelined in the writing process
• 3 simple rules for creating a really great book
• Why dictation is so crucial to completing your book in record time
• Plus bonus material “30 Writing Tips for eBook Authors” from the web’s most respected content creation expert
Tecopa Cocoa is a literary novel that is a fanciful, realistic, funny, insightful, scholarly and uniquely optimistic coming of age tale.
Golf Digest Top 50 in America
Golf Magazine Top 100 in America
Simply put, Gary Gilchrist is synonymous with junior golf. In a coaching career that spans more than 20 years, Gilchrist has been responsible for recruiting, training and developing more top-ranked junior-level golfers than any other coach in the business.
In his illustrious coaching career, Gilchrist has taught more than 75 American Junior Golf Association All-Americans, six AJGA Players of the Year, two U.S. Amateur champions (American David Gossett and Colombia’s Maria Jose Uribe), two U.S. Junior Girls champions (Chile’s Nicole Perrot and Korea’s In-Kyung Kim), one NCAA women’s champion (Thailand’s Virada Nirapathpongporn) and one U.S. Public Links champion (American Michelle Wie).
Gilchrist also teaches many of the game’s best professionals and helped Yani Tseng ascend to No. 1 in the world. Gilchrist also coaches China’s first fully exempt LPGA Tour player Shanshan Feng, who when combined with Tseng, have won a combined 6 majors since 2010 under Gilchrist’s guidance — Tseng (4) and Feng (2).
Pros Gary Works with:
Hoffmann, of Franklin Lakes, NJ, is the first player to go through the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy junior program through college and on to the PGA Tour. Hoffmann played three years at Oklahoma State where he notched four wins and was a highly-rated amateur in 2009, holding the No. 1 spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking that year while making the Walker Cup team.
After gaining full-time status on the PGA Tour for 2013, in just a little over a year, Hoffmann has 10 top 25s and has amassed $1.2 million in earnings.
Feng is the first player from China to become a member of the LPGA and has been working with Gary Gilchrist for seven years. Feng also became the first player from China to win a major championship when she won the 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship.
Feng has two majors & eight total wins to her credit:
Hedblom, of Sweden and a long time veteran on the European Tour, has four Challenge Tour wins and three European Tour wins to his credit:
Co-Author Colby Huffman:
In addition to being the founder of TourXcel, and U.S. patent holder of the Hank Haney Swing Band, Huffman's students have won over 65 national and international championships under his guidance. He was named Indiana's youngest ever PGA Teacher of the Year in 2012, and has been honored with recognition by Golf Digest in its selection of "Best Teachers State by State 2013+2014."
Colby served as a lead instructor for the Hank Haney IJGA from 2007-2009. Prior to that, he worked with Gary Gilchrist at the IJGA (as Director of Training) as well as the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. During his time at the IJGA, Huffman worked with many top-ranked juniors and LPGA standouts such as Stephanie Meadow, as well as In-Kyung Kim and Song-Hee Kim who both have been ranked in the top-15 in the LPGA Rolex World Ranking. Song-Hee Kim, in particular, became the youngest woman to ever win a professional golf event in the United States (2006, prior to Lexi Thompson).
He was also a featured coach on The Golf Channel’s “School of Golf” in 2009 and is the only coach in the world to have developed two Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award recipients in the same year (2008). Both students were his full-time academy boarding students. He has developed 8 Junior All-Americans, who were also his full-time boarding students, while helping to cultivate dozens of college scholarship athletes, as well.
In 2011-2012, he directed the training and instruction for the IUPUI Jaguars who shot the lowest single day tournament round of the year out of all NCAA Division 1 teams shooting 265 (-19) at Primm Valley Golf Club in Nevada. Also, in 2012, IUPUI won the most regular season tournaments (7) out of all NCAA Division 1 teams.
Huffman is a PGA Class-A member, a Certified Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Instructor, a Certified Club-fitter, and a Performance Enhancement Specialist. He is the only PGA Teacher of the Year from any PGA Section in the nation who is also designated as a Certified Consultant by the Applied Association of Sport Psychology (AASP), the international professional organization of sport and exercise psychology. He is currently completing his PhD specializing in Sport Psychology.
A four-time Academic All-Big Ten student-athlete at Purdue University, Colby received the USAA All-American Scholar Award in 1999. He graduated from Purdue where he studied kinesiology and biomechanics, before earning a Master’s degree from Purdue in 2001 in sport business management and marketing.
Following his time in college, Huffman spent time playing professionally on the PGA Tour de Las Americas, Golden Bear Tour, Hurricane Tour and the Maverick Tour, where he competed against many of today’s PGA Tour Members.
A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Huffman is a graduate of Carmel High School and lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife and two children.
More and more major champions are preparing like Olympians prepare in other sports. Have you ever wondered how they work on the different aspects of their games, or how often you should practice different elements of your game? Or, have you ever thought about how often major champions utilize video analysis and work on "swing shape" relative to ball flight, distance control, and feel drills? Similarly, have you ever wondered how many rounds major champions play between tournaments, or how often they do pre-shot routines and what they think about? These questions, and more, will be answered in Train for Golf Like an Olympian, so you can bring your "A Game" to the first tee.
This is your access to an authentic look at the training insights and practice secrets of top ranked players at all levels, including major champions. This book provides a detailed blueprint that has been laboriously researched, tested, utilized, and proven over the past two decades. It presents the best training plans covering all aspects of the game ever assembled in the world of golf. You will get the latest game-changing information on: technique, mindsets, tournament plans, training schedules, short game, evaluations, goal-setting, and peak performances. Gilchrist and Huffman convey the training knowledge that they have shared with the top players in the game of golf. Now, this unprecedented inside look at top players’ training regimens is finally available for YOU to apply.
Gilchrist and Huffman’s method teaches you to understand your own game, to understand your own swing, and to utilize a “troubleshooting guide” which in turn creates self-sufficiency. You will have an understanding of the drills you are performing and have an understanding of the entire system under which you are training. You will learn how to analyze your performance and understand how to make a plan to learn and improve. This plan also prevents the most common faults and bad habits which create bad shots and bad scores from ever creeping in one's game. You can imagine how good your game will be once you have an easy to follow, detailed plan that the best in the world have used and have proved works time and time again.
The proven, world-class training system in this book is the accumulation of groundbreaking knowledge from various athletic disciplines and provides a highly structured, yet, easy-to-follow, minute-by-minute blueprint on how to become a great golfer. An abundance of empirical data, which reveals the keys to maximizing one’s potential in the game of golf, was gathered and utilized from many other sports, many systems, and many individuals over many years. This system has been formulated and refined by charting out practice schedules, analyzing tournament results, and fine-tuning the blueprint for many years.
There are a lot of “keys” in this book. Make note of the ones you enjoy, and learn from them. By reading this book, you gain first-hand knowledge from the absolute top experts in the game of golf regarding training through performance cycles and their phases. You are getting the only golf training information in the world that discusses peak performance with this much science, research, and experience behind it. Take advantage of the knowledge and make it work for you.
Historically, the system and concept of periodization that Gilchrist and Huffman utilize has produced numerous champions in other sports such as cycling, running, tennis, and swimming, as well as by great golf champions such as Tiger Woods. A periodization system is a long-term process that has developed champions at all levels, and if you understand and apply the knowledge in this book, you will have a much, much more realistic opportunity to optimize peak performances than someone with your same talent level who is not familiar with the knowledge in this book. Reading this book is like training with Gilchrist and Huffman who have both coached major champions.
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
Alev is proud to be a Fire Sister, one of a fierce group of women who live on their own terms in a flaming mountain compound called the Cloister. The Sisters live without men, so Alev Gathers young girls to replenish their numbers. After she plucks young Kaiya from the remote village of Koolkuna, the girl’s father follows them into the wilderness. Alev keeps him at bay, but over time she suspects that this man, at least, isn’t the monster she was taught all men are.
When Kaiya's father manages to reach the Cloister, the Sisters want to put him to death. Alev can look the other way, or she can heed the growing whispers of her heart to help the girl and her father escape. But to defy the Fire Sisters is to revoke the only life and family Alev has ever known—and to face certain death herself.
THE GATHERER is an exciting 50-page prequel novella in the young adult fantasy Brilliant Darkness series. The first novel, THE SCOURGE, was a finalist for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award. Two novels and two short stories are currently available, and the final novel in the series, THE FIRE SISTERS, is coming September 25, 2015.
Recommended series reading order:
THE KEEPER (novella)
THE GATHERER (novella)
THE FIRE SISTERS (coming September 2015)
Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel are the writing and photography team behind the captivating baking blog, Gluten Free Canteen. Lisa has written about food and family previously as Guest Chef in Salon, in Lulu and Phoebe's OpenSalon blog, and Gluten Free Canteen. Tim's photos regularly appear in Gluten Free Canteen and have been featured in GourmetLive.com, BlogHer Food and other publications. The authors have been experimenting with gluten-free baking recipe development for over a decade; something like necessity is the mother of invention- style. The authors created the Gluten Free Canteen blog to share gluten-free baking advice, tutorials, recipes, and excellent food. They are hard at work on their next book.
If the Gluten Free Canteen’s Book of Nosh were a bakery, there would be a line out the door every Friday for the braided challah. The team behind the Gluten Free Canteen blog, Stander and Horel bring you an entertaining and unusual gluten-free Jewish baking cookbook with delicious and easy recipes illustrated with mouth-watering photos. This is more than just a book of Jewish recipes — it’s a testament to keeping Jewish baking alive and well even while living gluten-free. They decode gluten-free flour, offer valuable gluten-free baking tips, and provide links to resources. The more than 30 tasty and texture-perfect tested recipes ensure no more double-duty baking of both regular and gluten-free desserts in your holiday kitchen. Even Bubbe would be impressed — that alone makes holiday baking a mitzvah!
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.
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.
I have been in the music industry for the past 30 years. I was lucky to have started in the old system where if you wanted to be a music producer you did an apprenticeship in a recording studio shadowing producers and learnt as you went along. If you were lucky you got to observe some of the greats of music and production create materpieces that stood the test of time. I was extremely lucky!
My career has taken me from Ireland, the UK, around Europe, USA and to Australia. I have met and collaborated with some of the greats in music production and artists. Some of the ones I am most proud of are U2, Def Leppard (Hysteria album, Depeche Mode (Violator Album), Black Sabbath, Yes and many more. Since 2002 I have been a tutor at BIMM (Brighton Institute of Modern Music) and have developed a real passion for music education, especially as the opportunities that I had are not their any more.
I think it is really important to share knowledge and the digital age makes that possible so much easier than before. This first installment is based on a series of questions that I regularly get asked by students.
This book is short, deliberately. In this digital age I think people want authors (of non-fiction anyway) to get to the point and tell them what they need to know quickly. It may be short but I believe it is rich in concepts that used correctly can accelerate someone's progress to becoming a great music producer.
It was written because I have searched but never found a guide to Music Production that gives the reader an insight to what is actually important. Most Music Production courses, magazines and books focus on the use of equipment like software packages and microphone placement. These are extremely useful but they are a guide on how to use the TOOLS not what music production is really about. It's a bit like telling an artist about the different brushes they can use for different situations and them expecting them to be the next Monet or Picasso!
When I first started as a runner in a studio almost 30 years ago, I was sat down by the Chief Engineer and told that the most vital thing to understand and remember is that music production is 95% psychology and 5% technology. In my view too much of the material out there focuses on the 5% technology so I want to redress the balance in a small way.
I intend this small book to be the first in a series so my hope is that readers will give constructive feedback with requests for other areas that they would like covered in the future. Until then good luck!
Writing is like breathing, if you're a writer you have to write.
I wrote my first novel when I was seven! All about a pony, a creature I wanted to own. I continued with my first publication the next year in the school magazine. After that I published poems and stories regularly in the school magazine, and went onto publish poetry mainly in my univesity journals.
Then life got in the way. Travelling to be more precise. I think I have visited, worked, or travelled around everywhere except South America and India. They are next on my list.
Now I am getting older there is more time for writing. I have lots to say, but perhaps not so many years to say them in.
'Blokes Muddling Through' is a collection of six short stories about men coping or not coping with their worlds.
Suddenly you’re a fifty year old male, hitting middle age. Time to ease up, spend more time with friends and family. Retirement - dread thought - looms. The hard work’s done, the future’s secure. Or is it? And where’s the family anyway? The wife has spread her wings, works, has hobbies. The children have grown up on you, turned into strangers. Your friends have moved on. How do you make contact again? How do you sort out the changes in your life. Here are six men who tried to make sense of their middle aged lives in their own peculiar ways.
The stories have all been published in magazines and journals in Australia, Canada, the USA and the UK. One editor, who published most of them in the UK, called them my grumpy old men stories but it's not that the blokes are grumpy, they're just trying to cope with what the world flings at them in their own unique ways. Their ways might not be yours or mine but they are interesting to read about. Would you do as they do?
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I am a Therapist and a Christian. I have seen that insummountable tragedy can happen to people but "joy comes in the morning". There is always hope.
THE SURVIVING CHILD IS A HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK.
IT STARTS WITH A COUPLE IN A SMALL VILLAGE WHOM TRAGEDY BEFALLS ,ONE AFTER ANOTHER AND THREATENS THEIR MARRIAGE . THE BEGINING ALSO DESCRIBES MICROCOSM SOCIETY IN THE COUNTRY. EVENTUALLY THIS NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE HAVE THEIR FOURTH CHILD GREG AND SUBSEQUENTLY LOVE IS REBORN IN THE RELATIONSHIP AND HOME.
GREG GROWS INTO A FINE YOUNG MAN, BUT ALSO ENCOUNTERS HIS OWN CHALLENGES . IN THE END GREG WOULD APPEAR TO BE THE ONE WHO TRIUMPS, BUT TO VARIED LEVELS EVERYONE IN THE BOOK COME THROUGH AND ARE SURVIVORS WITH HOPE.
I've had a lifetime of pleasure in writing short stories. I wrote The Geode Room so that I could bring some of my favorite characters to a setting that would allow me to more fully develop their personalities and understanding of life. I'm very interested in understanding people's feelings, and learning to know more about the interconnectedness they share with others in the development of their lives. Reader input has taken this process full circle for me, providing insights into both my storyline, and the private stories of readers, too.
The Geode Room has provided me with a setting to share the wisdom I've learned throughout my life. It's a fun and interesting story that encourages readers to become deeply involved with both the characters and setting. Many readers of the first edition of this book have contacted me to share their satisfaction with having known my characters in this lengthy multigenerational perspective on their lives.
Auubrey Glen Mobley was born in the northeast corner of the state of Arkansas. When he was 5 years old he moved to the state of Arizona.
There he met an indian boy named Petie Martinez. Although Glen was only in the first grade, he was fascinated by his Indian friend. On day, Glen went, with his mother and father, to the Indian reservation to meet the real American Indian. They even went to the mountains, where they explored the village of the cliff dwellers; an awesome sight.
He returned to Arkansas five years later where he attended Lafe High School. After graduation, he went to Flint, Michigan, where he got a job at the Fisher Body Plant, later named the Chevrolet Truck and Bus plant. He retired in 1995, and returned to northeast Arkansas, where he purchased the Spirit Lake property.
The original lake, built by beavers, was destroyed in the 1800's when loggers cleared the land of all the trees.
In 1980, the Spirit Lake Development Corporation rebuilt the lake, renaming it Spirit Lake. Reaganomics halted any further development of the property.
In 1995, Glen learned he had Indian blood. His great grandmother was full blooded Quapaw Indian. With that knowledge and a story to tell, he began to research his heritage. With the help of Bill Jones, the story has now been told.
This story is about the Quapaw Indians who lived here.
“Quapaw,” Indian word meaning, “Down stream people.”
In 1541, Hernando De Soto slaughtered all the people of a tiny village of Quapaw Indians except for a 15 year old boy named Kyota. Kyota fought back killing many Spanish soldiers, and finally put the fatal shot into De Soto. The village was rebuilt, and Kyota vowed to never allow his village be destroyed again. But he died in 1593, leaving his son Cotekya in charge of their safety.
The village is near Spirit Lake, as the Indians called it, and is nestled in the foothills of the Osark Mountain range in Northeast Arkansas, near the present day town of Pocahontas. The year is 1610 and the Spaniards have returned. They were in search of the fabled city of gold that De Soto had sought long and unsuccessfully for. But this time it would be different.
The Chief, Cotekya, had a grandson also named Cotekya. This is his story.