Sunday, January 21, 2018

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of January 21, 2018

Book Marketing serves as a resource for authors and allows members to engage in promotion and publicity for marketing purposes. The site offers no-charge marketing training, book publicity opportunities and a buyers club for book marketing services

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 January 21, 2018. 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 January 21, 2018 On The Authors Show:

Baret Magarian
Tom Davis
Kathryn Leigh Scott
Robin Christensen
Kevin Riley
Linda Maria Frank
William L. Ingram
Craig Stellpflug
Bernard J. Fleury
Wayne Clark BK2
Edward M. Wysocki, Jr.
Richard F. Libin
Cathy Droz
S. W. Frontz
Bernard J. Fleury
Ronald Chapman
Rocky Romanella
Sean Browne
Jan Krulick-Belin
Marc Reklau
Dewey Reynolds
Sylvanus Adetokunboh Ayeni
Marcia Fine 

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) Questions about The Authors Show can be addressed to Danielle Hampson at danielle (at)

Don McCauley
Free Publicity Focus Group

Danielle Hampson
The Authors Show

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Award Winning Children's Book Author Dr Nicole Announces New Book In Felix And Booboo Series, 'Lea Does Not Feel Well'

Dr. Nicole is a multi-award winning best-selling author, based in Quebec. She writes children’s books that educate, inspire and teach valuable life lessons.

Multi-award winning children's book author Dr. Nicole has announced the release of a new book in the Felix and Booboo Series, 'Lea Does Not Feel Well'. The new book is one of a series of eight books that address complex medical issues and make them understandable for kids. The goal is to increase the child's understanding and to help eliminate fear. This series is also available in French (Félix et Boubou).

In this Felix and Booboo adventure, Lea is suffering with a stomachache and is vomiting. Pill, the magic pillbox, saves Lea with his magical potion. This story reveals the secrets of gastroenteritis. Paperback, Animated Kindle Children’s Book and PDF are available for each book of the series.

"My true intentions regarding writing this series are to inspire children to read, to set their imaginations free and to encourage good decision making regarding health, safety and critical thinking," Dr. Nicole stated. " Writing children’s books is a way for me to give back and be a positive resource to the community. It is a way that I can positively express myself while having some fun and at the same time be a positive role model for both children and caregivers. I hope that my books inspire children to set their minds free and work to make the world a better place."

In addition to gastroenteritis, other subjects covered in the series include the human body, broken bones, lice, allergies, otitis, vaccinations and chickenpox. All of the books in the series can be used by educators and medical professionals to help kids understand that these types of conditions are normal and are not to be feared or avoided.

In the traditions of Walt Disney and Dr. Seuss, Dr. Nicole breathes life into inanimate objects and wildly entertaining characters that engage children in powerful ways. Through parent/child interaction, her works develop a love for reading while helping children develop the most important skill of all - critical thinking. If a child can master the art of critical thinking, nearly everything else falls into place.

Dr. Nicole’s books have won numerous international awards. A full listing of the awards can be found on her website.

Dr. Nicole also received recognition as one of Quebec's Top 10 Women by the Maman Dion Foundation. The Maman Dion foundation was founded by Thérèse Tanguay-Dion, known as Maman Dion, a television personality and the Céline Dion’s mother. The Maman Dion Foundation is an educational foundation that provides support to underprivileged children in the form of clothing, eyewear and school supplies.

Dr. Nicole has sold over 150,000 books in her career. She is highly regarded for her work with children’s books and a health guide for families. Her goals are to create in children a love for reading and to create interaction and engagement.

No-charge copies of any of her books are available for University teachers, journalists and members of the media who provide email, website, mail address and phone number.

Dr. Nicole is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below. Journalists who wish to receive a copy of the books for review or might wish to schedule an interview can email All of her English and bilingual works are available on Amazon, AuthorHouse, and other quality book retailers. Free coloring pages are available upon request by sending an email to the author. More information is available at her website at

About Dr. Nicole:

Dr. Nicole Audet holds a Master degree in medical education. She is a professional writer and an engaging speaker. She has worked in Clinical Practice (emergency, family doctor office, University of Montreal affiliated teacher and Lecturer in the Department of Pediatrics of McGill University). She has been the Editor in Chief of the French medical magazine 'Le Médecin du Québec'. She has presented at many international, national and provincial medical congresses and has managed medical teaching clinics, medical magazines and medical research in computer science. Her books have received many international and national awards.


Dr. Nicole

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Award-Winning Author Doug Carnine's Latest Book Proves That Mindfulness And Meditation Can Transform The Lives Of Prisoners

Carnine's book relates the stories of four prisoners who achieve transcendence using mindfulness, meditation and the blessings of kindness.

An article on the PsychCentral website by Janice Wood, entitled "Meditation Can Foster Transformation In Prisoners," presented some sobering facts. According to the article over 80% of those incarcerated have been the victim of some form of crime or suffered some kind of abuse. Trauma also plays a key role in higher rates of recidivism and is associated with adverse mental and health conditions.

These findings clearly demonstrates the need for effective ways to reduce the effect of trauma on this segment of the population.

According to the same article, a study published in 'The Permanente Journal' demonstrated that prisoners who used a transcendental meditation technique for just four months had "a 47 percent reduction in total trauma symptoms over the course of the study."

Doug Carnine, PhD, author of 'Saint Badass: Personal Transcendence in Tucker Max Hell,' has witnessed the life-changing benefits meditation and mindfulness produce for everyone, including those who are incarcerated in jails and prisons. 'Saint Badass: Personal Transcendence in Tucker Max Hell' is a story spanning seven years’ worth of letters and Carnine’s growing friendships between Roy Tester and three other prisoners. .

In their own words, the prisoners describe the crises they face including disabling illness, a brain tumor, a prison gang attack, family betrayal, medical abuse and harsh punishments for mild offenses.  Each prisoner in his own way achieves transcendence through his crisis using mindfulness, meditation and the blessings of kindness. Readers are stunned to see the destructive forces of an abusive childhood, a criminal adulthood, and a life without parole in prison result in their incongruously continuous acts of kindness. Their voices are raw and honest, and at times inspiring.

"What surprised me was how the kindness of the prisoners triggered kindness in the prison guards and nurses," Carnine stated. "I’d flown from Oregon to Arkansas and was talking to Roy through a four-inch bullet proof glass when a burley, tough crew-cut sargent walked up and asked me to try to get Roy to eat more because he was wasting away. Roy’s kindness lead a nurse to resign in protest over a doctor’s cruel treatment of Roy. Society does not realize  how much guards and nurses benefit them being more kind. For example bolstering the resilience of guards might reduce their suicide rate, which is 39% higher than the average for other occupations."

Another of Carnine’s books, 'How Love Wins: The Power of Mindful Kindness', follows in the same vein. Most of us recognize that being kinder and more present would not only improve our own lives and the lives of our loved ones, but also strengthen our communities. Numerous scientific studies have confirmed that both living mindfully and being kind to others offer a host of benefits -- from stronger relationships to longer life. Yet even if we truly care and are motivated to change, we find that old habits keep us from achieving our goal of increasing our kindness and improving our relationships.

In 'How Love Wins', Carnine offers another path. In this simple but powerful guide, leading the reader through a 12-step process of transformation, opening a toolbox of skills and techniques that anyone can use to live more fully in the moment and be more kind to themselves and others. A lay Buddhist minister who has worked with prisoners and hospice patients, Carnine provides a clear path that will enable almost anyone to build a mindfully kind life -- and make it stick.

Carnine was recently named one of 50 great writers you should be reading in the ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards'. He was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process.

Readers and reviewers have praised his work. Geri Larkin, Founding Teacher of Still Point Zen Buddhist Temple and author of 'Stumbling Toward Enlightenment' said, “Saint Badass isn’t simply about the transformative power of sincere spiritual practice. It demonstrates the impact of our practice on our environment and the people around us. These men have many reasons to be filled with hate, to be violent, and to be completely shut down given the lives they are leading in the bowels of the hell realm of our society, our prisons. And yet. They transform. One of them glows in the dark, I swear. Reading the book gave me hope.”

Duana Welch, PhD, author of 'Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do' stated, “This powerful book takes any of us from a life of 'me' to 'we,' from isolation to connection and love. In a world where kindness is so needed yet so little understood, How Love Wins is a must-read.”

Doug Carnine is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at Both books are available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at his website at

About Douglas Carnine:

Douglas Carnine, a professor emeritus from the University of Oregon, began his pursuit of scientific research, instructional design, Buddhism and martial arts when he was 21. His academic career focused on teaching at-risk students and led to him receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council for Exceptional Children.

After retiring, working with men convicted of murder and serving as a hospice volunteer made him curious about the importance of kindness. After reviewing the research on kindness, he decided to devote his writing and his advocacy to making the importance of mindful kindness more prominent. The resulting project is his website,, along with his books, ‘How Love Wins’ and ‘Saint Badass.’


Douglas Carnine

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The 100-Day Plan - Rocky Romanella’s Cutting Edge Strategic Business Planning Process Can Transform Any Company Or Startup In 2018

A highly sought keynote speaker and trainer, Romanella is founder and principal of 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC. He has over 40 years of leadership at Fortune 100's and most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Director for UniTek Global Services, after retiring from a 36-year career with UPS.

Traditionally, a new year gives us an opportunity for a fresh start in our personal lives and in our strategic business planning. However, like New Year's resolutions, the best laid business plans can easily be forgotten when we get caught up in the day to day activities that require us to put out fires and wrestle with ongoing business challenges. Rocky Romanella's 100-Day plan offers an easy to implement blueprint for a strategic planning process that is both powerful in approach and elegant in its simplicity.

The 100-Day Plan is based on Romanella's concept of Balanced Leadership. The three components in Balanced Leadership are your company’s customers, employees and stakeholders. All of this is built on a framework that puts less emphasis on "doing things right" and instead focuses on "doing the right thing" for those three groups.

"I am a believer in discipline, hard work, and enthusiasm," Romanella stated. "These are the components behind the business plan. It is also important to operate as efficiently as possible and with integrity, compassion, and good will. Finally, it is critical for a business and a leader to establish who you are, what you stand for, and what you will never compromise. It’s the foundation of the 100-Day Plan and what will get tested on the difficult days and periods of the business plan."

As you revisit your business plan or personal action plan, often at the start of the new year, keep in mind you set the tone for its success from the onset – in the first 100 days according to Romanella. During this time and with a methodical Balanced Leadership approach, you need to examine the current and future state of your three main constituent groups. How well are you delighting your customers and anticipating their needs? How engaged are your team members? Are your drivers of success on track to meet earnings expectations? Through the lens of Balanced Leadership, you will set the foundation with regards to expectations, focus, and culture. Your business plan will then determine what you wish to accomplish in the first 100 days; furthermore, it will determine your focus for monthly execution, serve as a blueprint for the execution of your team’s quarterly objectives, and reveal the year-long program that will drive initiatives to enhance individual and team success.

"Setting clear expectations for your team through your leadership is a strategic imperative when it comes to ensuring alignment with your values, mission, strategy, and 100-Day Plan. This process of setting Leadership Expectations is an essential accountability tool," explains Romanella.

Romanella also firmly believes in personal integrity —  always striving to do what is right for your customers; people, and stakeholders. “No matter what your level, effective leaders must remember they are role models and ensure there is consistency between your words and actions,” he shares. “You must live your word; establish open, candid, trusting and respectful relationships at all levels and especially with your direct reports. When you treat all people inside and outside of your organization fairly and respectfully, you will see others bring their own discipline, hard work, and enthusiasm to work each day.”

More information on the development of a 100-Day Plan and a wealth of other strategic planning material is available in Romanella’ s highly praised book, 'Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership.'

A winner of the UPS Chairman’s Award for Excellence, Romanella is an energetic keynote speaker and trainer with a legacy of motivating teams to achieve their best. He pulls in audiences with real life stories from an illustrious career spanning nearly 40 years at one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world, UPS and later as CEO & Director for UniTek Global Services, a mid-cap telecommunications solution company. Rocky brings leadership expertise in supply chain, logistics and transportation, retail, sales and operational excellence strategy, telecommunications engineering/construction management, and installation. Having led many company sales efforts, rapidly building brands, restructuring events, and developing a culture needed to integrate past acquisitions, he inspires audiences to create a unified company with one vision.

He has garnered praise for his ability to connect to a wide range of audiences with his storytelling ability and innate charisma. Richard Snowden, President of RavenHouse International called Romanella, "An engaging speaker and facilitator, Rocky leads business executives to break-through results through break-through thinking." Conrad Swanson, Sr. VP Agency Development of Arpin Van Lines Inc. had this to say about Romanella following his keynote at the Arpin Group’s annual leadership meeting, "Rocky inspired many to look inward and improve the way they operate their businesses and lead their team members."

Rocky Romanella is available for speaking engagements and media interviews. He can be contacted using the information below or by email at . 'Tighten the Lug Nuts' is available at book outlets everywhere. Full information on 3SIXTY Management Services is available at the company's website at

About Rocky Romanella:

After an illustrious career spanning nearly 40 years focused on supply chain, logistics and transportation, retail, sales, and operational excellence strategy at UPS – including The UPS Store franchise network and UPS Supply Chain Solutions – Rocky Romanella became the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Director for UniTek Global Services, a provider of engineering, construction management and installation services to companies specializing in the telecommunications field.

Rocky is currently the Founder and CEO of 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in executive speaking, leadership development and consulting services.  He also serves on the board of Goodman Networks, a leading provider of end-to-end network infrastructure, field, and professional services to the wireless telecommunications and satellite television industries.

Rocky is an experienced CEO who led one of the largest rebranding initiatives in franchising history – The UPS Store, revolutionizing the $9 billion retail shipping and business services market.

While leading The UPS Store, the network increased retail unit, same-store sales by 5.8%, outpacing the National Retail Federation results of 4.6% during a recession.

Rocky steered UPS’s entry into the health care industry and created the mantra, “It’s a patient, not a package. ®” 

He also led the integration of more than 20 acquisitions to improve financial performance, capabilities and global network footprint.

Through his executive roles and leadership advisory services, Rocky delivers results by developing and implementing his Balanced Leadership Model? across enterprise operations. This includes a laser focus on customer needs, employee empowerment and the demands of shareholders.

Rocky has the rare ability to see a clear vision of the changing business landscape, the passion to develop strategies, tactics, and metrics to drive desired results.


Rocky Romanella

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Times Up, The Golden Globe Awards, The Oprah Speech And The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Are All Forms Of The Truth For Women States Filmmaker and Positive Psychologist Barbara Becker Holstein

Dr. Holstein, a psychologist/filmmaker and originator of a unique Selfie Film concept, writes award-winning books, plays and produces short films that offer solutions to problems that impact today's teens and tweens

Times Up. #MeToo. The Golden Globe Awards. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The Oprah speech. What do all of these things have in common? They all represent a move toward the truth. This has been the message of Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein for many years. Dr. Holstein is an author and a multi-award winning filmmaker who produces books and selfie films under the umbrella concept of The Truth For Girls.  

"Rachel Brosnahan who plays the 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and was awarded the Golden Globe Award spoke about how important it is remember all the women, who lived silent lives in terms of the public, but who had great and amazing stories to be told," Dr. Holstein stated. "As a psychologist and a filmmaker I agree 100%. Mrs. Maisel, played fabulously by Rachel, is a great character with strength, resilience, opportunities and a comedic talent. However, the truth is so many women are haunted by limited educational opportunities, dysfunctional families of origin, sexual exploitation, and hundreds of combinations of factors that make it impossible to come into their own as talented women, not haunted by exploitation or disappointment in terms of meeting career and life goals.

"My life work as a positive psychologist is to help women and girls of all ages and stages of life to not be in any sort of mental bondage.  I'm thrilled that #MeToo and Time's Up have come to be.  Let the truth come out when one person's power and status has been used to diminish another.

"Sexual misconduct can happen anywhere: in the home, the office, the neighborhood, etc. Where to start?  I start with girls, tweens and teens.  There is the normal hormonal drive as we leave childhood behind to experience sexual feelings and thoughts.  Kids have crushes, kids think they are in love.  Kids today are at risk.  The times we live in don't always help.  Social media can make a girl miserable, even suicidal as she is taunted or bullied.  Not only are kids dealing with the angst of new hormone levels, but also alcohol and drugs. And don't forget the ordinary but serious other conflicts kids face: moving to a new neighborhood, siblings fighting, divorce of parents, academic issues, friend drama, etc.

"How do I approach all of the above as a positive psychologist and a filmmaker?  By making films that are entertaining, poignant and humorous, yet contain many issues that we all need to confront and better handle. The great thing about film is it is a universal language.  In 'The Truth, A Short Film' the girl falls in love and suffers with her intense feelings. You are sure to recognize some of her feelings and frustrations. In 'Falling in Love, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film' the girl deals with intense emotions, ranging from joy to depressive feelings. She confronts a deeply embarrassing situation and figures out how to rise about the dilemma.  In 'Secrets, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film' the protagonist realizes that secrets haunt her family life. But she also realizes that she has incredible strength. Now I'm finishing 'Help From Beyond, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film' in which the girl, now 15, confronts drugs, alcohol, bullying, secrets in the family, spiritual hunger and more.

"Each of my films opens the door to discussion, guidance, problem solving,better communication between parents and children, and positive change. We all must share the task of bringing up girls (of course boys also) who are safe and guided to rise to their full potential, strong and safe enough to always tell the truth and live a truth connects them with their potential, dignity and purpose.

"The most exciting news is that 'Secrets, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film' has been chosen for a screening at the NewFilmmakers Program at 6:00PM on January 24th, 2018 in Manhattan at the Anthology Film Archives. This is a fabulous opportunity, a chance to network, meet and greet and have 'Secrets' viewed in New York City. NewFilmmakers has a long history of show casing non traditional filmmakers and their work.  That certainly fits #SelfieFilms!

"For more history on my Selfie concepts in Filmmaking please see

"For more understanding of THE ENCHANTED SELF(R) and developing one's potential to the fullest, see my book THE ENCHANTED SELF, A Positive Therapy."

Dr. Holstein is now accepting requests to post selfie films on a website devoted to selfie films, The selfie filmmakers can submit their films for consideration at the site.

The focus of the site is to honor different facets of the Selfie Film phenomenon. It is a place to explore what makes these films so inviting psychologically and emotionally. The site will host a variety of people who are the creators of this new wave of filmmaking. All ages covering a variety of topics. From the depths of our souls to the lightest touch of humor, a new wave of filmmaker explore being human, sharing thoughts and feelings in new ways via smart phones.

Holstein's short films have won numerous awards and accolades. 'The Truth, A Short Film' premiered at the Garden State Film Festival and its song, 'On The Edge of Something New' won the award as the best pop song of 2016. The short two minute film by Dr. Holstein, 'The Truth, A Short Short Film', premiered at FilmOneFest in July of 2016. The film was chosen as an Official Selection in the Chain Film Festival held in Manhattan on August 13, 2016. Also selected by the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival (JCITFF), and shown on November 5, 2016 at the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival. 'The Truth, A Short Film' was officially selected for the Golden Door International Film Festival in September 2016.  It was shown at The Grove Film Festival in Jersey City on May 21, 2017, the shorter version was shown at The Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey. 'The Truth, A Short Film' was an official selection for the virtual Female Filmmakers Film Festival. There was a public voting of favorite films and 'The Truth' came in 12th of 92 films.  'The Truth, A Short Film' was an Official Selection at the Roselle Park Shorts Film Festival on September 25, 2017.

'Secrets, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film' by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein was recently nominated for the Alice Guy-Blache Women in Cinema Award at the Golden Door International Film Festival on October 7, 2017 in Jersey City.  Nominees were announced at the Awards Night at The Lankmark Loew's Jersey Theatre .

'Falling in Love, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film, is detailed in a new ebook: 'A Selfie Film - Falling In Love' by Dr. Holstein. This ebook presents issues and stories behind the creation of Dr. Holstein's "selfie films", which utilize cutting edge New Media technology. Topics and questions for discussion can be used by a parent and a child, or a group of hundreds as universal subjects of growing up and handling tough issues are presented. 

'Falling in Love'  was an official selection at the Brightside Tavern Film Festival in Jersey City in early March, nominated for several awards, including 'Best Experimental Film' and 'Best New Jersey Short'.  It came in second place for 'Best New Jersey Short'.

'Falling in Love' was an official selection also at The Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival in Asbury Park on May 21, 2017.  It was nominated for several awards, including Best Experimental Film, and Best Concept Film.  Megan Brown, a high school freshman, who stars in 'Falling in Love' received the 'Rising Star Award' for her acting performance in 'Falling in Love' at this Festival.

Dr Holstein presented her Selfiesasfilm concept, along with her films. at the American Psychological Association meetings in early August 2017 at a Symposium: Novel Directions: Novel Directions: Four Practicing Psychologists' Atypical Pursuits. 

Dr. Holstein makes a number of her books and films available to be used as fundraising tools. She requests that any verified charitable organization interested in raising funds contact her via email. She is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at  More information is available at her website at


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for happiness and a pioneer in  Selfies as Film. Dr. Holstein's Enchanted Self website was included as one of the best websites in positive psychology. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.

Dr. Barbara can be found on the web, interviewed, writing articles and posting video 'TED' style talks on Happiness,  Positive Psychology, Relationships and Parenting.

She has been a contributor to Your Tango, Heart and Soul, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Time on line, the Today Show and Family Circle Magazine.


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
170 Morris Ave.,
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740

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