Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Canadian Indie Author Rusty Blackwood Announces Events Schedule, Upcoming Release Of New Romantic Fiction Novel, 'Willow's Walk'

Blackwood's latest 5 star romance novel follows 'Passions In Paris', a romantic fiction novel written in the tradition of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and 'What Dreams May Come'

Canadian Indie author Rusty Blackwood, author of 'Passions In Paris', has announced her upcoming schedule of events and the upcoming release of her new romantic fiction novel, 'Willow's Walk'.

Blackwood will be appearing at the 2nd Annual Ferndale School Christmas Craft Show on Saturday, November 28 at 35 Ferndale Avenue in St. Catharines. The event runs from 10am to 4 pm. Admission is free.

She will also be appearing at the Christmas Market on Friday, December 4 at the Ridley College Fieldhouse at 2 Ridley Road in St. Catharines. The event runs from 2pm to 7:30 pm.

The upcoming release of a new romantic fiction drama, 'Willow's Walk', follows the release of 'Passions in Paris: Revelations Of A Lost Diary'. Her first romantic fiction book is a sweeping saga written in the tradition of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and 'What Dreams May Come'. It has been compared to Erich Segal's 'Love Story' and Nicholas Sparks' 'The Notebook'. Scheduled release date for 'Willow's Walk' is December 7, 2015.

'Willow's Walk' is a gripping new tale, certain to hold readers captive from the very first page. Set in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Canada in 2003, this touching story centers on the life and times of a woman determined to prevail at all costs, regardless of what is set before her, the result of which is certain to leave the reader reeling in its wake.

The path each person walks is entirely their own. The pitfalls along that path, as well as the way in which they are dealt with are entirely up to the individual. But Willow Sutherland Crosby walks a far-different path, and with her own agenda.

Abuse, deception, intrigue, and a never ending quest for happiness and love - will she find these, or will her blind determination be her downfall?

"As time grows near for Willow's release, so does my excitement for its anticipated debut," stated Rusty. "I am extremely proud of this novel, as well as the serious message it contains. It is my sincere hope that the story it tells will help readers clarify the dark side of the Internet, and the often hidden entrapment within it." Miss Blackwood went on to add, "I am most pleased that 'Willow' has received a 5 star rating while still in pre-release, and it is my hope that it will be received fully as well by readers anticipating a romance novel that delivers the goods they are looking for."

While in pre-release, 'Willow's Walk' has received a number of 5 star reviews from professional reviewers. Maria Beltran stated, "I highly recommend this book." Gisela Dixon said, ". . . I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the life of a person presented in such a wonderful manner."

'Passions In Paris' has also received rave reviews. Linkk Kula Kane said, "Passions in Paris I think stands its ground with these other powerful romantic stories like 'The Notebook' by Nicolas Sparks. A long kindled love, which finds its place from a romantic spark in the mind of one, to a mounting real life experience between two different worlds, brought together by an on going weave of circumstances, doubts, mystery, and intrigue, that sets ablaze forbidden emotions on a roller coaster ride of endless desire, and surmounting obstacles, that test the strength of their determination to prevail. Miss Blackwood has a rare talent to bring this and more into the minds and hearts of those who have had the privilege to be transported into her wonderful world of story telling."

Reader Fred Pifer stated that 'Passions', " . . .is a fascinating book of a love story that seemed to be written with me in mind. In the book 'Love Story' by Erich Segal, he told of a deep abiding love story that reminds me of Cullen and Joy’s in Ms. Blackwood’s book, but the twists of intrigue and mystery that she adds keeps the reader on edge throughout."

Other reviewers have praised 'Passions In Paris'. Reviewer Cat Howard said, "Eternal love, finding your true soul mate, and how echoes from past lives can influence the present, this story has it all . . . " Another Reader's Favorite reviewer stated, "Enjoyable and exciting, this is a book for people who have romance flowing in their veins." 'Passions In Paris' has a 4 star rating on Amazon.

'Willow's Walk' will be available in December of 2015. Information on the new romantic fiction release, including a new book trailer, is available at Blackwood's site on the 'Willow' page. Readers can download the Kindle version of 'Passions In Paris' at Amazon sites worldwide, including 'Passions In Paris' is also available at Amazon in paperback, Barnes and Noble in paperback and Nook versions and at Create Space.

Rusty Blackwood is available for interview in the Toronto area and can be reached using the information below or by email at More information is available at her website at


Rusty Blackwood is a prolific Indie author of romantic fiction, short story comedies, contemporary and traditional poetry and children's books. Her first love is romantic fiction, but she crosses genres with ease.


Rusty Blackwood

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wayne Clark, Author Of 'he & She,' Named As Finalist In 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Awards

Clark was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process. 'he & She' is a powerful and penetrating look into male midlife crisis

Canadian author Wayne Clark has been named as a finalist in the '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' book awards. 'he & She' is an in-depth, fictional exploration of the subject of male midlife crisis.

In 'he & She', Clark gives readers a penetrating look into midlife crisis. A searing vision of the future, foretelling only pain, regret and failure, compels one man to make a last-ditch attempt to feel truly alive one more time, even if it kills him. His journey takes him down paths riddled with obsession, fantasy, alcoholism and BDSM, all wrapped in a smothering cloak of loneliness and desperation. Yet an image he finds by accident on the Internet triggers a tiny glimmer of the hope that compels him to take just one more shot at life.

“It’s putting it mildly to say I was absolutely delighted the morning I was informed I’d been recognized by the Authors Show,” Clark said. “I’ve won other awards but there’s no denying that for an author there’s something especially gratifying about being given a place under the umbrella of 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.”

“My book deals with the problem of midlife crisis, albeit in a rather unorthodox way,” Clark says. “But as our population ages the problem is growing and it is my hope that people reading 'he & She' will be prompted to look more closely at their own inner lives to discover what is really important to them before going off the deep end as my protagonist nearly does. I'm hoping this award from the Authors Show will help.”

'he & She' also took a 5-Star Silver Medal in the Readers' Favorite International Awards. In addition, Clark was chosen as a Finalist in the 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards for general fiction.

A number of critics have praised the award-winning novel. BlueInk Review called it “… a stylish piece of literary fiction… intellectually engaging throughout. A finely drawn portrait of desire in its fall and winter seasons." A review on the IndieReader site stated that 'he & She' is, "A remarkable investigation of a man attempting to save himself from stagnation."

Winners in the '50 Great Writers' awards are determined by public vote. Members of the public are invited to read about the contestants and to vote for their favorite by visiting

Wayne Clark is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at 'he & She' is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions and in all other digital versions at all major online retailers. More information is available at his website at

About Wayne Clark:

Award-winning author Wayne Clark was born in 1946 in Ottawa, Ont., but has called Montreal home since 1968. Woven through that time frame in no particular order have been interludes in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Germany, Holland and Mexico.

By far the biggest slice in a pie chart of his career would be labeled journalism, including newspapers and magazines, as a reporter, editor and freelance writer. The other, smaller slices of the pie would also represent words in one form or another, in advertising as a copywriter and as a freelance translator. However, unquantifiable in a pie chart would be the slivers and shreds of time stolen over the years to write fiction.


Wayne Clark

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of November 23, 2015

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 November 23, 2015. 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 November 23, 2015 On The Authors Show

Olga M. Fyne, PhD
MaryAnn Diorio, PhD
D. D. Marx
J. R. Robinson
Brian A McLaughlin
Dana Lyons
Martha Du'Sage
Brian Aull


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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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Muslim Invasion Of Europe And Obama's Muslim Appreciation Month, Inviting Them Here, Support Biblical End Times Says Expert Richard Ruhling

Dr. Richard Ruhling is an expert on Biblical prophecy and is the author of 'The Alpha & Omega Bible Code'

When asked about the end of the age, the Great Teacher whose life divided BC from AD said to understand the book of Daniel. That book was “sealed until the time of the end,” but the 8th chapter has a vision “at the time of the end” with a candid view to convince skeptics that what Daniel saw is happening now.  

"Historians say Alexander the Great's victory over the Medes and Persians was verse 20," Ruhling stated, "but they overlook verse 17 that says it's 'at the time of the end.' Those nations are now Iraq and Iran, represented by the ram with two horns, and 'the higher horn came up last.' Iran will be more trouble than Iraq."

The ram pushes “north” (Russia), and west (into Europe).  But it angers a goat (Global Organization Against Terrorism) that flies from the west and stomps the ram, breaking both horns, presumably bringing an end to militant Muslims in the Middle East. (verses 4-7)

Clues fit this “end-time” application with the goat “coming from the west on the face of the whole earth” (US coalition v Saddam had troops from S. America, Canada, Bosnia, Australia, Korean, “the whole earth”)  and “it touched not the ground.” Our fight against Iraq was the first historic air war. Daniel was by the River Ulai when he saw the vision. The modern name is Karun River by Kuwait where the US troops deployed.

It's interesting that the pope calls for Europe to open its arms to receive millions of Muslims but the Vatican is only accepting two families—one for each Vatican church. President Reagan established diplomatic ties with the Vatican, and he was persuaded to open the doors to Catholic immigrants on our southern border.

"All of this fits the Bible description of Babylon," Ruhling continued, "a word meaning confusion. In the 17th chapter of Revelation, Babylon is shown as a harlot involved with kings (governments), decked in gold and the color of cardinals, drunk with the blood of saints and a 'mother of harlots' (unfaithful churches who accept her teachings) sitting on seven hills (Rome)."

"But it's more than religion. Chapter 18 calls God's people out of the false systems of society to avoid plagues. This includes government, education and health care that's not based on the Bible. Health care with drugs is translated as 'sorcery' in the 23rd verse--pharmakeia is the Greek word in the text. Prescription drugs for chronic problems generally do not address the cause and are known by many as a leading cause of illness and death." (Journal of American Medical Assoc, 4-15-1998)

"The bottom line? The pope is king of Babylon (confusion) and Vatican encouragement from the days of Reagan has been filling America with confused ideologies that will need UN 'peace-keepers' that we wouldn't need if we stopped the overflow from coming here."

"Why should non-Muslim nations take Muslims when Saudi Arabia has 100,000 empty tents and other bordering nations could and should do so? Why is this White House so bent on proving we are not a Christian nation and now declaring December a 'Muslim Appreciation Month'? Does Obama think we are crazy? Irreparable harm is done daily as he throws Christians and Israel under the bus. Call/email your congressman with a clear message of NO and ask why this insanity is continuing.

With apocalyptic events threatening our world, Dr. Ruhling's latest ebook, 'Apocalypse 2016', offers more information and it has a deep introductory discount Thursday to Saturday, November 19-21 on Amazon at  His website has a 5-minute sample of a DVD with Bill Clinton's cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic on how to reverse heart disease and diabetes at  He also has a blog on current events at

About Dr. Richard Ruhling

Dr. Richard Ruhling is a retired physician who taught Health Science at Loma Linda University, an expert on Biblical prophecy and the author of 'The Alpha & Omega Bible Code', which has mostly 5 star reviews on Amazon.


Dr. Richard Ruhling

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Short Film, 'The Truth', By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Addresses Social Media Use By Teens And Tweens

Dr. Holstein's award-winning books, plays and short films focus on issues that impact teens and tweens and helps them develop positive self esteem

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's new short film, 'The Truth' addresses issues that teens and tweens must contend with every day. While teens and tweens stuggle with these issues, parents, grandparents and educators may stuggle just to understand the issues involved. 'The Truth' is based on her book, 'Secrets: Diary Of A Gutsy Tween', just awarded a Silver Medal in the 2015 Moonbeam Book Awards in the Pre-Teen Fiction category. As a Positive Psychologist, Dr. Holstein is dedicated to helping teens and tweens build self esteem. Much of her focus is on social media and how it affects young people.

A recent report by CNN showed that teens spend up to 9 hours a day on social media. For many, it is the dominating factor in their lives. Combined with the popularity of hashtags such #Almost Thirteen and #Selfies, a clear picture of the importance of social media begins to emerge. That is not without danger however, as numerous studies have shown that social media can be a negative influence of young people in many ways - not the least of which is self esteem.

"Have you noticed," asked Dr. Holstein, "your daughter taking selfies of herself?  Maybe even Selfie videos?  Ever wonder why she is taking them?  Or even more important, where she is posting them? And have you ever asked yourself how many hours a day is she really using social media in one way or another?"

"As a psychologist I've been  watching the Selfie movement for several years and I notice several factors for adults and kids:  It is a great way to easily journal one's life. It is an easy way to stay in touch with friends and loved ones.However, there are many other issues that are not so benign."

"For adults, putting up a selfie up in the wrong place could lose you your job. Send a selfie of the wrong parts of your body and you can ruin your professional life.  For kids it is just as potentially dangerous.  They can do all of the above, but there is another level  that is often more  desperate than what adults experience.  In the growing up process, kids often need to express themselves and be understood.  And even more often they can feel left out or misunderstood. This can led to all sorts of selfie problems from corresponding with strangers to taking pictures and videos that seems like fun one minute and are regretted the next.  But often it's too late, they are up somewhere.""

Dr. Holstein does not stop with award-winning books. She has also produced a stage play entitled 'The Locket'. And she now has a new short film in production entitled 'The Truth, A Short Film'. Like her award-winning books, both the play and the new short film focus on the issues teens and tweens face.

"The Girl in 'The Truth, a Short Film' is yearning to be understood and heard," Dr Holstein continued. "She keeps a diary, but in today's world it doesn't feel like enough. That is why she uses her video camera or  phone to also record her life and her feelings.  She is desperate to be listened to and to know more about growing up."

"Who will listen? Will she just delete the videos later? Or will she look for somewhere to post them?  Will it be You Tube or a to a stranger? Who will become the listener that she needs so clearly in her life? Maybe you will decide for yourself after you see the film and think more about what your own tween or teen is doing with all those hours of social media in her life."

"The Truth, Diary Of A Gutsy Tween". The new book is a revised and expanded edition of her very successful book, 'The Truth: I'm a Girl, I'm Smart and I Know Everything'. The new book is published by Sky Pony Press.

A Facebook page, thetruthforgirls, highlights many of the topics woven into "The Truth".  Articles, videos, remarks, conversations, visuals, on this page center around many of the issues that tweens face growing up.  These include: self-esteem issues, quarreling in families, divorce, moving to a new home, a new school, best friends, a crush, bullies, a death in the family, money issues, not feeling pretty, feeling sad, feeling lonely, jealousy and more. Dr. Holstein's book for teens and tweens is a first in using fiction for embedding positive psychology concepts.

Her second book in The Truth Series is “Secrets: Diary Of A Gutsy Teen”. In 'Secrets' the girl is 13 years old. She handles many adolescent issues, including a crush, moving, a death in the family, feeling fat and problems with girlfriends.  'Secrets' provides a book kids and parents and grandparents can share and use as a sounding board for needed communication between the generations.

Both “The Truth” and “Secrets” are great for parents, grandparents, older siblings and teachers to establish lines of communication with the tweens and teens in their lives. Both books have been re-released by Sky Pony Press.

Dr. Holstein is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at All of her works are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all other online retailers. More information is available at her website at Information on the film can be found at


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for happiness.  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 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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