Sunday, January 31, 2016

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of February 1, 2016

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 February 1, 2016. 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 February 1, 2016 On The Authors Show:

Maria Daddino
Richard Gist
Darwin H. Hayes
Anita A. Caruso
Maggie van Galen
D. D. Marx
Andrew Harkless
Paul D'Angelo
Daniel P. Douglas
Bobbie Thompson
Martha Du'Sage
Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith
Jo-Marie
R.G. Bud Phelps
Brian A. McLaughlin
Nina Mancuso
Donna Louis
Vicki Augustiniak, RN

Profile:

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.

Contact:

Don McCauley
Free Publicity Focus Group
don@freepublicitygroup.com

Danielle Hampson
The Authors Show
danielle@theauthorsshow.com

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Welcoming Middle Eastern Refugees Will Restore Confidence In US Says Frances Fuller, Triple Award Winning Author Of 'In Borrowed Houses'

Fuller spent many years in the Middle East. She puts a face on the Middle East many Americans have not yet seen. Her award-winning memoir, 'In Borrowed Houses', gives readers a penetrating glimpse of the Middle East from the inside

A recent article on the CNN Politics website by Ted Barrett entitled "Senate Democrats block Syrian refugee bill" reported that Democrats blocked a bill that would curb the flow of Middle Eastern refugees to the US.  In effect this decision by the US Senate was a vote to uphold President Obama's plan to accept refugees. Like the Senate, the American public is split into two camps on this issue. Frances Fuller, award winning author of 'In Borrowed Houses' believes this move will help improve relationships with the Middle East, as hospitality is an important cultural value throughout the region. In an Arab village the failure of one family to receive a stranger or offer water or shelter to one in need, brings shame on the whole community, while hospitality honors both the host and the guest.

"Right now a lot of people in the Middle East see the U.S. as responsible, directly or indirectly, for the chaos in their region. They see that we depose leaders for our own reasons.  They observe that we talk about democracy but try to impose our will on other nations. They know that we torture and humiliate prisoners of war like everybody else.  And if we now refuse to offer a home to desperate refugees, we have not only deserted our founding principles, which they know well, but we have dishonored ourselves in the world community.  This would be the final proof that we cannot be trusted. In fact, harsh words from our politicians on this subject are already creating a negative impression of who we are.

“By showing kindness now, making a way for displaced families to have a home and giving their children hope for the future, we will recover some of our lost image and begin creating a path to peace.”

Frances puts a face on the Middle East many Americans have not yet seen. Her award-winning memoir, 'In Borrowed Houses', gives readers a penetrating glimpse of the Middle East from the inside. Fuller spent many years as a Christian publisher in Lebanon during the Lebanon civil war. As the result of her time and experience there, Fuller wrote an award-winning book entitled 'In Borrowed Houses'.

Told in short episodes, Fuller’s book reveals the alienation, confusion and courage of civilians in the Lebanese civil war, introducing to the reader a variety of real people with whom the author interacts: editors, salesmen, neighbors, refugees, soldiers, missionaries, lawyers, shepherds, artists, students. With these people she works, studies, plays games, prays, laughs and cries, all to the accompaniment of gunfire. Together these small stories tell what war is like for civilians caught on a battlefield, and they create the impression of the Lebanese as a fun-loving, witty, patient and resilient people. Fuller's stories compose not a political history, but a historical document of a time and a place.

Critics have praised ‘In Borrowed Houses.’ A judge in the 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards called 'In Borrowed Houses' “ . . a well written book full of compassion . . . a captivating story . . . ”. Another reviewer described the book as “Wise, honest, sensitive, funny, heart-wrenching . . .”. Colin Chapman, lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut said, “ . . . western Christians and Middle Eastern Christians need to read this story…full of remarkable perceptiveness and genuine hope.”

Frances Fuller is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at frances0516@att.net. Fuller's book is available at Amazon and other book retailers. A free ebook sample from 'In Borrowed Houses' is available at http://www.payhip.com/francesfuller. Frances Fuller also blogs on issues relating to the Middle East on her website at http://www.inborrowedhouseslebanon.com.

About Frances Fuller:

Frances Fuller spent thirty years in the violent Middle East and for twenty-four of those years was the director of a Christian publishing program with offices in Lebanon. While leading the development of spiritual books in the Arabic language, she survived long years of civil war and invasions.

Contact:

Frances Fuller
frances0516@att.net
http://www.inborrowedhouseslebanon.com

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New Short Film, 'The Truth', By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Chosen To Be Screened At 14th Annual Garden State Film Festival

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

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's new short film, 'The Truth', has been accepted into the Garden State Film Festival. The new short film addresses issues that teens and tweens must contend with every day. While teens and tweens struggle with these issues, parents, grandparents and educators may struggle 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.

In the film, a young girl shares her experiences, feelings and perceptions about important issues - falling in love, hating her mother, hating her parents fighting, being afraid to grow up, being upset that they may move, loving the locket her aunt gives her and feeling loved in ways by her aunt that her parents can't seem to muster, wishing the boy she is in love with would grow taller, confronting her disappointment that she has no relationship with him, sharing her glee at having a best friend and confiding in each other, coming to terms with growing up, letting go of the her first love, getting ready to move and more.

"The film world is catching up with an understanding of how we need the power and beliefs in ourselves that we often have as children. I call that power  #THE ENCHANTED SELF(R)," Dr. Holstein stated.  "What do I mean by that?  Simply that if we disregard the child within us we forfeit a lot of happiness and success.  We may even bring on depression.  #TheEnchantedSelf is the sense of well-being and happiness that exists when we are true to our authentic selves.  And that always includes our early dreams, ambitions, successes, and frustrations.  It is within the energy system of the child that the exuberance for life starts.  And hopefully it doesn't stop, but it may, if we don't respect our own preferences, interests, talents, and potential." 

"Two films clearly bring up #TheEnchantedSelf.  'Joy' is the real life story of a woman (played by #Jennifer Lawrence, who is up for an #AcademyAward for best actress) who's energy to become the person she is meant to be lies so clearly in the little girl that she was. The child who was inventive and creative. Even though that part of her was pushed aside by her parents divorcing and all sorts of other life problems, that girl was still there hidden inside of her.  If that girl couldn't come out, she would have remained a very frustrated adult.  As Joy says in the film, 'I can't let my family take me down.'  And as an aside, millions of us wouldn't have a mop that could be wrung out without dirtying our hands."

"The other film is my short film,#'The Truth'. It is an #Official Selection at the #Garden State Film Festival! As a psychologist, turned author, turned playwright and now turned producer, director and script writer, it is such a treat for me to show my first film at GSFF - having lived and worked in New Jersey for so many years and consider the state my home."

"What is most important about this film is that 'The Truth' reflects #TheEnchantedSelf.  The young girl, played by Cassidy Terracciano, has all the angst of moving from childhood to adolescence that most of us have had: a disappointing crush, a move to a new town, questions about growing up, family issues, father needing a new job, etc. She also deals with issues we never had to face.  For example, she keeps her diary in a journal and also makes her own Selfie versions of her diary entries that she videos of herself on her phone.  There are lots of potential problems there, such as what will she do with those videos?  Will they go on to social media sites? Will they be erased? Do her parents know?"

"Yet, she finds a way to take into the next part of her life, the best of herself.  It is a secret way that she knows she can't share with her family, but that doesn't matter.  It gives her the courage to be herself and hold on to the most precious aspects of herself."

"My dream is that 'The Truth' like 'Joy' will influence and remind us all to rediscover who we really are by remembering the power of our own dreams and aspirations. And if we are parents or teachers we will support and guide the kids in our lives so that their dreams are not crushed."

According to the Garden State Film Festival's website, "The Garden State Film Festival was founded to promote the art of filmmaking on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works as well as provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders." The philosophy of GFFF "is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work. It was also created to pay tribute to New Jersey’s legacy as the birthplace of the American filmmaking industry in Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratories where he invented the first film cameras and projectors, to Fort Lee, where the original studios were founded.  Our event provides novice and aspiring filmmakers, actors, and others interested in careers in the film business, the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals in an atmosphere conducive to learning and mentoring."

Dr. Holstein's entire body of work is great for parents, grandparents, older siblings and teachers to establish lines of communication with the tweens and teens in their lives.

The 14th Annual Garden State Film Festival 2016 will be held in Atlantic City, NJ, March 31–April 3, 2016.

Dr. Holstein is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at drbarbara@enchantedself.com. All of her works are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all other online retailers. More information is available at her website at http://www.TheTruthForGirls.com. Information on the film can be found at http://www.NewShortFilmTheTruth.com.

Profile:

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.

Contact:

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
170 Morris Ave.,
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
drbarbara@enchantedself.com
732-571-1200
http://www.newshortfilmthetruth.com

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Immigration, Deportation And The Appeal Of Democracy - Author David Palladino Reminds Us Of The Inspirational Value Of Freedom

David Michael Palladino writes inspirational fiction for young readers. His works teach important ideals and values. He utilizes engaging works of fiction to accomplish that goal

In a recent article on the International Business Times website it was noted that many churches in the United States are attempting to offer asylum to people President Obama has targeted for deportation. The article stated that "at least 250 churches" contacted Church World Service (CWS) about "joining the 300 congregations that were already playing active sanctuary roles."

Immigration is top of mind with American voters today. Politicians use the topic as means to divide voters and garner votes. As a result, the citizenry of the United States has fractured into a number of camps. All the candidates - Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz  - have taken clear cut positions on immigration.

Immigration today is multifaceted. In years gone by, immigration took place to escape persecution or perhaps to establish havens of religious freedom. Today there is an economic component as many immigrants see an opportunity to improve their economic status. While many feel the US should provide a haven for anyone, this is perhaps not always the case.

Prior generations immigrated for one primary reason - freedom. While today we can all take sides, voice opinions and argue endlessly about immigration, (legal or otherwise), the one idea we cannot argue about is freedom, for freedom is the most basic of human rights.

Escape from Soviet Communism and the quest for freedom is the theme of 'Quest For Freedom' by David Michael Palladino. Set in the Cold War era, it is the story of the beautiful Romanian, Adriana Corderu, and her quest to obtain freedom by escaping the Iron Curtain.

Palladino produces inspirational fiction for young readers. His works teach important ideals and values. As a former U.S. Army Ranger, former High School Phys-Ed & Health Teacher and Coach, and founder of “Palladino Martial Arts”, he understands the significance of instilling these all-important ideals and values in young people. He utilizes engaging works of fiction as the backdrop to accomplish that goal. This work will be especially appealing to parents, grandparents and educators. And it is  pertinent today in light of the world situation. While Americans often see only one side of the issue, that issue is much larger than many in the US imagine.

During the Cold War the world revolved around the conflict between the theologies of communism and democracy. The two main protagonists in this conflict were the United States in the West and the Soviet Union in the East. As Eastern Bloc leaders began to tighten restrictions in the lives of their people, commensurate with their increase in power, there began to emerge, in the East, a group of young people, hard and idealistic, adventurous and courageous. These would become the heroes of the movement of their time. These were the brave young souls who, with inspiration from President Reagan, began to break down the Iron Curtain.

"I wrote the book," Palladino stated, “to help restore America's 'Spirit Of Victory'. The main character, Adriana, is the classic example of what the human spirit can accomplish when it is inspired. When readers are exposed to Adriana’s story they may start to believe in their dreams again."

'Quest for Freedom' has received rave reviews. One reviewer stated, "More native born Americans need to know this story and more importantly appreciate our country as she did." Another said, "The readers become engrossed immediately in Palladino's dynamic effervescent style."

David Palladino is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at inspirationalbookauthor@yahoo.com. 'Adriana Corderu, Quest for Freedom' is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Rosedog Books. More information including samples of the book are available at Palladino's website at http://www.inspirationalbookauthor.com.

Profile:

David Michael Palladino writes inspirational fiction for young readers. His background helps him in crafting messages that resonate with young readers and teaches them important ideals and values. He utilizes engaging works of fiction to help instill these values.

Contact:

David Michael Palladino
inspirationalbookauthor@yahoo.com
http://www.InspirationalBookAuthor.com

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of January 25, 2016

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 25, 2016. 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 25, 2016 On The Authors Show:

Linda Maria Frank
M. T. Magee
David Broderick
Kim LM Bilodeau
Henry B. Zimmer
Olga M. Fyne, PhD
Rosemary Gard
Tyra Garlington
Jenni Eden
T. Wrage
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Marylee MacDonald
Dr. Nicole Audet
Jim Dilyard

Profile:

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.

Contact:

Don McCauley
Free Publicity Focus Group
don@freepublicitygroup.com

Danielle Hampson
The Authors Show
danielle@theauthorsshow.com

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