Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Author Brinn Colenda's newest release, 'Chita Quest', has been named as a finalist in two categories in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Co-op Awards. The book placed in both the adventure/drama and mystery/suspense categories.
"I am delighted," Colenda stated, "at the number and variety of awards my books have won recently. They represent a wide and varied audience which is very gratifying and something that most authors dream about. The Florida Authors and Publishers President's Awards for 'Chita Quest' were in two categories, action/suspense and cover design. The Military Writers Society of America silver medal in the thriller category was the second major award for 'Cochabamba Conspiracy'. And 'Chita Quest' is currently named as finalist in two categories, adventure/drama and mystery/suspense, by the New Mexico-Arizona Book Co-op Awards to be presented in late November. It's very exciting."
Thriller books, especially military fiction, are Brinn Colenda's specialty. He is committed to creating international works of fiction that are character-driven with dynamic, well-developed plots. His works are based on real-life people and experiences. 'Chita Quest' brings a sense of realism to his work that is seldom seen in the military thriller genre for good reason – he has been there. Colenda spent 20 plus years traveling the globe as a pilot and a political-military officer. Colenda’s work has also garnered awards and notice from SouthWest Writers and the Military Writers Society of America.
"I started writing my action thriller, 'Cochabamba Conspiracy', shortly after leaving a tour of duty in the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia," Colenda stated. "Later I turned that book into a series with the publication of 'Chita Quest'. Both novels are international thrillers with political and military undertones. Both feature U.S. Air Force Colonel Tom Callahan and his family and associates. The characters are all fictional, products of my fevered imagination and composites of people I had the pleasure (or misfortune) of serving with during my twenty-plus years in the Air Force."
Reviewers have raved about Colenda's work and in regards to Chita Quest have stated, “an exciting blend of military intrigue, political suspense, travelogue, and romance - riveting flying sequences and chase scenes - Colenda brings expertise to real characters and fast, intriguing plotting - a thrilling adventure - (a) blend of political intrigue and family values - Colenda is a master storyteller…”
Brinn Colenda is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at email@example.com. All of Colenda's works are available at Southern Yellow Pine Publishing. More information is available at his website at http://www.BrinnColenda.us.
About Brinn Colenda:
Brinn Colenda's works are based on real-life experiences. Those experiences were broad and varied including flying missions in South East Asia, an exchange instructor pilot with Britain’s Royal Air Force, commander of an USAF overseas base, Chief of the Air Force Section of the Military Group in the U.S. Embassy-Bolivia, and a Defense Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Gail Lawley, Author Of Assisted Living Resource Book, 'It's Your Move', Announces November Event Schedule
Gail Lawley, author of 'It's Your Move', a resource book for seniors, has announced her upcoming schedule of events for November, 2014. 'It's Your Move' is an in-depth guide to senior living choices. The book addresses topics such as assisted living, independent living, retirement homes, in home care, retirement communities, independent living services and much more.
'It's Your Move' is a workbook for those who are contemplating where they want to live for the rest of their lives, or for children having to choose “at home” or “in a facility” for a parent. There are many books on the market that discuss these choices. The focus of Lawley's book is decision-making and comparing facilities; most others focus on planning and paying for what is chosen. The book is for readers who have lost a spouse or partner, are tired of taking care of a house or who may hate to cook for one or two or are tired of home and yard maintenance. The book addresses issues such as having a spouse who is showing signs of mental deterioration, discovering a physical problem or disease that is only going to get worse with time, the desire to travel without worrying about the home, the need to quit driving and a host of other issues.
“A friend told me," Lawley stated, "that he wouldn’t buy my book because all my reviews on Amazon were 5 star and he thought I must have had friends write them. In reality, only one is from a friend”
“I wrote this book because I see adult children or friends and neighbors wait until they have a crisis before addressing the issue of where to live if you can no longer live independently. At that point they have to decide quickly thus lists are more helpful than a lengthy story.”
'It's Your Move' explains the available choices and provides readers with references where they can get more information. Using 33 tables, the book itemizes things one should consider, from costs of staying in the home to nursing home care and costs. The lists helps one compare what it will cost to stay at home versus the costs of living in a retirement community. It will help readers to compare current costs to those of communities under consideration and will alert readers to items they need to understand about assisted living, from Medicaid approved nursing homes to Medicare payments for hospice. The information and lists of questions in this book guide readers through all of the choices available, points to additional references and serves as an objective source for the decisions one must make regarding assisted living.
Lawley's schedule of events for November includes:
Dare to be 100
Nov 11 9am until 2pm
Oro Valley's Silver Citizen's Health, Wellness Lecture and Fitness event
Presenters: Dr Walter Bortz an expert on aging and longevity, Edna Silva Tai Chi basics; Vera Shury Parkinson's Fitness; Gail Lawley, "It's Your Move"
Oro Valley Town Hall
110000 N La Canada
Oro Valley AZ
November Elder Circle - It's Your Move … Or Not?
November 14 10 am until 11:30 am
St. Francis in the Foothills
4625 E. River Rd.
Gail Lawley is available for speaking engagements and media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 'It's Your Move' is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Scribd, iBooks, Gardners and many more. More information is available at Lawley's website at http://www.movechoices.com.
Gail Lawley spent 30 years as a computer analyst defining requirements. She used her analytic talents to make lists to help relatives and friends decide where they wanted to live during their senior years.
Genetic Engineering Going Forward - A. W. Daniels, Author Of 'Genetically Privileged', Offers A Glimpse Into The Future
A new large scale study appeared online on October 7 in Molecular Psychiatry. The study demonstrated that genes play a role in individual responses to caffeine, and can influence some types of habitual behaviors, such as alcohol consumption and smoking. While this may seem simple on the surface, the implications for the manipulation of the genes that govern such behaviors (in the wrong hands) are staggering. What would be the end effect of creating a society in which 'unwanted' habitual behaviors are eliminated? And, a more important question perhaps: Who would decide which behaviors are 'unwanted'? The public? The government? The church? Mega-corporations?
A. W. Daniels has written two fiction novels that address the societal impacts of genetic engineering, 'Genetically Privileged' and 'Genetically Conflicted'. While works of fiction, his critically acclaimed books explore a topic that many find wildly controversial. He believes the issues are not clear cut.
"This is a classic example," stated Daniels, "of the genetic predisposition vs. environmental influence argument and further shows how the two sides may be more related, or intertwined, than previously thought.
"We may be predisposed genetically to an outside influence, such as caffeine or smoking, which can affect our daily habits. One person’s ability to metabolize a specific ingredient we consume can differ greatly from another’s thus affecting the ways we interact we our environment."
"This means our genetic structure provides a foundation from which the majority of our actions, and reactions, to the world around us are based, implying that even our personal observations are rooted in our genes."
"Humans are thought to have one natural instinct, to suckle, which allows us to be breast fed as a newborn. Is this study telling us there may be more instincts, however sublime, that we have yet to identify?"
"What if one is determined to be “predisposed” to a trait that is considered undesirable? Might that individual be genetically modified? Might that individual be segregated into a caste system that allows only the genetically “fit” to progress in society? Or worse, may they be discarded in an attempt to homogenize society?"
"The big question is; who is deciding just what is, and what is not, desirable?"
Critics have praised "Genetically Privileged", calling it "an insightful spin of science exploring genetic engineering" and "An inventive, intriguing novel."
In a recent review, Midwest Book Review stated, "The sequel to A. W. Daniels' science fiction thriller 'Genetically Privileged', 'Genetically Conflicted', continues to demonstrate Daniel's narrative storytelling skills as he expands on his complexly woven world of the future. A solid entertainment from beginning to end, 'Genetically Conflicted' is very highly recommended reading for all science fiction enthusiasts."
"Genetically Privileged" addresses the advancements of technology and science as Daniels speculates on the social impact of those developments, centered around a group of genetically engineered children. In "Genetically Conflicted", the seemingly idyllic world of the genetically engineered students from "Genetically Privileged" is shattered as they are confronted by a foe bent on destroying not only their lifestyle but also those responsible for their very existence.
Recent interviews with A.W. Daniels' can be accessed at The Authors Show site at http://www.theauthorsshow.com. Daniels is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at email@example.com. Both books are available at Amazon, Smashwords and CreateSpace. More information is available at Daniels' website at http://www.AWDaniels.net.
About A. W. Daniels:
"Genetically Privileged" and"'Genetically Conflicted" are the first two offerings in a series of works by A. W. Daniels. The author's ability to craft compelling stories has been honed by extensive travel and observation of the human nature. This allows Mr. Daniels to weave a tapestry that colorfully, and sometimes bluntly, exposes the good and evil humankind inflicts on each other daily.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show, founders of The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, have announced The Authors Show radio and broadcast schedule for the week of October 20, 2014. The new show schedule is available at the Authors Marketing Powerhouse site.
For those who hope to sell books on the Internet, the challenge can be daunting. It can be confusing difficult, time consuming and expensive. Book Marketing, branded as The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, helps authors overcome these challenges by providing authors and publishers three distinct benefits:
* No charge publicity - members can upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book videos. Each author can develop a personalized page and a personal blog. The site allows for integration with Facebook and Twitter.
* No charge marketing training - provided through the Book Marketing Master Class series of training videos and peer to peer sharing of information.
* Buyers club - low pricing on products and services used by authors and publishers to market books allows members to dramatically reduce book production and book marketing costs.
The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings. The site is a joint collaboration, developed by Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show.
The Authors Show radio shows offer professionally produced radio interviews that are broadcast worldwide. Segmented shows by genre include fiction, non-fiction and Christian shows. The upcoming scheduled radio lineups include:
Week October 20, 2014 On The Authors Show
Maggie Van Galen
Elaine Marie Graham
Anne Redelfs MD
Anika B. Connage
Don McCauley is a marketing strategist and is the facilitator of the Free Publicity Focus Group, a marketing and publicity firm. He also serves as the host of The Authors Show Radio. Danielle Hampson is the Executive Producer of The Authors Show radio group of programs.
More information is available by visiting the Book Marketing site. Questions about Book Marketing can be addressed to Don McCauley by email at don (at) FreePublicityGroup.com. Questions about The Authors Show can be addressed to Danielle Hampson at danielle (at)TheAuthorsShow.com.
Free Publicity Focus Group
The Authors Show
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Nationally recognized dog expert Ami Moore, The Chicago Dog Coach, has declared the 2nd Sunday in September 'National Hug Your Hound Day'. The holiday was created to increase the bond between dogs and their owners and to help dog owners see the world as dogs see it. Moore was the focus of an article written for 'The Dog Blog', by Jen Reeder, award winning pet writer.
"National Hug Your Hound Day," Moore stated, "is celebrated annually on the 2nd Sunday in September. This day is dedicated to celebrating the bond between you and your dog. National Hug Your Hound Day is about truly observing your dog (from their point of view) in their environment and everyday life and for just one day to see the word as your dog sees it. As you celebrate your beloved dog , remember that today is about keeping our dog’s healthy, happy and safe at home and in our hearts."
Ami Moore's desire is to make America more 'pup friendly', as it is in Europe. She would like for our dogs to be accepted in more places, especially public ones such as taxis, malls and restaurants and to appreciate the companionship our dogs give us and the value of it, both emotionally and physically.
How can we make America more 'pup friendly'? In the Dog Blog piece, Moore's advice is to " . . .take your dog everywhere you can. In most states, the way the law is written, you can take your dog anywhere as long as food is not being served. Have people hug your dog. Say, ‘Would you like to pet my dog? You can hug him – give him a treat.’ It’s a holiday to bring dogs to people who might not have them in their lives.”
"Spend a little extra time with your dog, get down to their level and make sure their environment and the places you take them are warm, comforting, inviting and safe. Oh yeah, and give your hound a hug."
The Chicago Dog Coach, Ami Moore, CMT, CMVT is a leading expert in dog psychology. Her much acclaimed book, 'The Alphatude Attitude' was part of the curriculum at the Vancouver Island College Of Natural Wellness.
After attending three dog training schools Ami Moore started dog training in Chicago. She was awarded the Chicagoland Tails award for best dog trainer in Chicago and has been honored by various charities for her work with rehabilitating aggressive dogs. Ms. Moore also created the famous Guerrilla Group Obedience classes, and the 'Fido Fat Camp' concept so that loving pet owners could holistically increase their dog's health and wellness with exercise, natural food and psychological rehabilitation techniques. Ami Moore offered one of the first Chicago dog yoga or Doga classes in the city of Chicago.
She developed a three-tiered dog training and dog behavior management system based upon Alphatude, Amiability and Activity to balance the mind and body of the Chicago urban dog and dog owner which is explained in detail in her book. 'The Alphatude Attitude' is available on her website at http://www.chicagodogcoach.com.
Ami Moore has been featured in numerous industry publications, magazines and newspapers across the country. She writes as the Chicago Dog Training Expert for Examiner.com. She is available for interview and speaking engagements. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at the company’s website. The Alphatude Attitude is available at the AuthorHouse website listed below. She has been interviewed by a number of radio programs including The Authors Show and BBC Radio. Reviews of the book are available at KnitsAndReads.com and at ForewordReviews.com.
Ami Moore, dog trainer, dog behaviorist, a Court Appointed Expert Witness for Dog Aggression, a Canine Behaviorist, and is the author of 'Alphatude Attitude'.
Ms. Moore has studied the role of the dog in modern life on five continents and in many different cultures, which has given her a unique perspective on dog human relationships. She is a graduate of three highly rated dog training schools.
She is skilled in three dog training methods: traditional training, clicker training and dogfriendly positive reinforcement electric collar training techniques. She has titled dogs in sports that require off-leash precision and reliability and has trained Service Dogs for adults and children with a wide variety of disabilities. !
Ms. Moore is a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA). Ms. Moore also writes as The Chicago Dog Training Expert at Examiner.com.
The Chicago Dog Coach
Attn: A. Moore
910 W. Van Buren #242
Chicago IL, 60606