Thursday, August 21, 2014

Children's Book Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne Announces 'Tails Of Sweetbrier' Is Finalist In CLIPPA Awards

Humphrys-Dunne writes captivating books that teach children life lessons. ‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ is one of five finalists in the CLIPPA Awards

Children's book author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne has announced the 'Tails of Sweetbrier' is one of five finalists in the CLIPPA Awards in the 3rd - 4th Grade category.

‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ is a true story about a little girl who dreams of becoming a champion horseback rider. Deanie was born with a handicap, which made walking difficult. When doctors say she will never be able to walk, her dad decides to teach her to ride horses. This inspirational story shows children that nothing is impossible “if you don’t quit.”

“I’m extremely honored to be one of the finalists for the CLIPPA Awards in the third and fourth grade category," Deanie stated. "I am most grateful that the judges felt 'Tails of Sweetbrier' was worthy of this special recognition. I wrote this story so that children will know that perseverance is the key to success. I'm especially thankful to my sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj, for her beautiful illustrations and cover, which bring my book to life.”

Deanie believes the message that perseverance is the key to accomplishing amazing things is one that can benefit every child. Through her inspiring, real life and fictional works, children will learn that anything is possible if they refuse to give up on their dreams. Through her works, children are reminded that tenacity is the key to success. They will see proof that obstacles can be overcome and that quitting only guarantees failure.

Deanie wants to be a positive influence to children. She loves to write entertaining stories that emphasize important values such as; never giving up, setting goals, and working together to realize great things. Her objective is to write books that build self-esteem and confidence in children. She works tirelessly to write books that would appeal to children and also teach them valuable lessons, presented in an engaging manner. Other books written by Deanie include ‘Charlene The Star’, ‘Charlene The Star And Hattie's Heroes’ and ‘Charlie The Horse’.

The CLIPPA website states, "Children’s Literature Independently Published Principals’ Award celebrates books for elementary-school-age children that offer fun, learning and creativity and were created by authors who have self-published their works. The books nominated for the CLIPPA are judged by Elementary School Principals, Reading Specialists and Distinguished Authors."

"Awarding the top independently published children’s books, the CLIPPA aims to stimulate awareness of self-published books for elementary age children and celebrate top works that provide pages filled with fun learning for young readers."

'Tails of Sweetbrier' also took the Silver Medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards in the Juvenile/YA Nonfiction category in 2014.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at deanie@dhdunne.tk. All of her books are available at Amazon. More information is available at her website at http://www.ChildrensBooksWithLifeLessons.com.

Profile:

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a children’s author with 4 published books. All of her books are beautifully illustrated by her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.

Deanie and Holly specialize in books that promote positive, character building messages for children.

Deanie is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. She has been featured on several author websites and received top billing in one of her interviews with renowned author, Amb. Claire Power Murphy on womensradio.com. In addition she has been honored with numerous blogging awards and nominations including: The Sunshine Award, The Best Moment Award, The Super Sweet Award, The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, The Sisterhood of the World Award, and the I’m Part of the WordPress Family Award.

Contact:

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
http://www.ChildrensBooksWithLifeLessons.com
deanie@dhdunne.tk

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of August 18, 2014

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 August 18, 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 August 18, 2014 On The Authors Show


T. Wrage
Patrick Brigham
Pat Chalfant
Vincent McCrudden
Terezia M. Farkas
P. J. Van Sant
Donna Stanley
Wendy Joseph
Frances Fuller
MaryAnn Diorio, PhD
Gary Doman

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, August 14, 2014

Christian Book Author SaBrowny Rae Releases New Novel, ‘Backdoor Tales: Lipstick - I, Judas’

Author SaBrowny Rae offers readers two completely unique stories, bundled as two books in one, in 'Backdoor Tales: Lipstick and I, Judas'

Author SaBrowny Rae has announced the release of the second installment in her 'Backdoor Tales' series. The new release is titled 'Backdoor Tales: Lipstick and I, Judas'. The new book is the follow-up to the first release in the series, 'Backdoor Tales: Tears Of The Serpent and September Love'.

Rae's works present a healthy dose of intrigue, mystery, religion, and murder. While Rae's books could be said to be Christian books as they present a number of Christian themes, it would be more appropriate to term them 'edgy' Christian.

In the storyline of the segment entitled 'Lipstick', an unwanted, unloved child is left orphaned by parents who never wanted her in the first place. She is taken in by strangers who want to sell her for illicit favors. Only she turns the tide on them and commits her first two murders. Once this is done, she becomes the person that she was created to be—Lipstick, a wealthy sociopathic murderer. She creates a new life for herself and discovers her true family.

In the storyline of the segment entitled 'I, Judas', the Christ killer is back, only this time he’s assigned to create a new race of nonhumans, ones that will destroy mankind for his master, Satan. He arrives to earth in the dead of the night and realizes that he’s no longer human but can only function as long as he has fresh blood as his source of life. A sadistic, bloodthirsty demonic killer remembers his sins against Christ and the love that he traded for thirty pieces of silver. He finds love again and cheats Satan and his assignment only to have a group of unlikely members form and attempt to send him back.

“I'm excited about this second book in the series,” SaBrowny stated. “I fell in love with Lipstick and wanted more of her. I felt that there should be more of her to come. Then as I focused on I, Judas I found myself being pulled into the hunt for the notorious Christ killer and wanted to bring him to justice as well. All I can say to my fans is to take a deep breath and get ready to endure the ride.”

SaBrowny Rae is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at sabrownyr@yahoo.com. Both 'Backdoor Tales' books are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Xlibris in ebook, paperback and hardback. More information is available at SaBrowny's website at http://www.sabrownyraebooks.com

About Sabrowny Rae:

SaBrowny Rae is a native of Washington, DC where she lives with her husband and surrounded by their children and grandchildren. Her dream of writing in the style of the tall tales of her great grandmother only began with this, her first effort after she retired from her full time job as a registered nurse.

She has taken the written word and weaved a story that will keep readers wanting more using the same style of story-telling that allows readers to dig deep into theirimaginations and see the tale come to life. Her stories are based on romance, intrigue, mystery, religion, and murder.

Contact:

SaBrowny Rae
sabrownyr@yahoo.com
http://www.sabrownyraebooks.com

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Author A.W. Daniels Announces New Reviews For 'Genetically Privileged' and 'Genetically Conflicted'

Daniels has written two fiction novels that address the societal impacts of genetic engineering. While works of fiction, his critically acclaimed books explore a topic that many find wildly controversial

Author A. W. Daniels has announced new reviews for his widely praised novels about genetic engineering, 'Genetically Privileged' and 'Genetically Conflicted'. Both novels by Mr. Daniels address the social implications of genetic engineering.

Critics have praised 'Genetically Privileged', calling it "an insightful spin of science exploring genetic engineering" and "An inventive, intriguing novel."

An Amazon reviewer stated, "A well-rounded book of various themes, various well-developed characters, and medical technology that probably does exist. It is frightful to imagine such DNA enhancements, but what the mind can comprehend, it can bring into reality. Technology speeds by us, everyday. New gadgets, artificial intelligence, robots all really exist. So what about the Genetically Privileged? Must we accept and embrace them as our own? This Sci-Fi Thriller is so worth the read. I'm sure the technology exists for this type of experiment today. But whom would prove or disapprove the validity of the "super charged new race"? And what does fiction say to support those who live and trust in a perfect human being emerging from this not so perfect world? Genetically Privileged or genetically modified? Either way, this novel leaves much food for thought. I look forward to the sequel."

Another stated, "A taut and plausible SF Thriller, 'Genetically Privileged' is not only highly entertaining, but raises many questions in the process. The debut novel by author A. W. Daniels, there is undoubtedly tremendous scope for making moral commentary, but Daniels doesn’t allow this to influence pace, with a preference for maintaining tension and forward momentum throughout. The science, though radical, is already within the realms of possibility and the broader devices of science fiction will certainly be familiar to ardent fans of the genre, whilst the psychological elements bring warranted depth to a well-constructed plot. It’s certainly evocative at times, but Daniels isn’t one to wallow in extraneous detail. He sets out to tell a cracking good tale, but he wants his readers to trust their moral compass and leaves them pondering whether his fiction is nothing more than that, or the daunting spectre of reality in the making.
Intriguing, certainly, entertaining, definitely. A strong debut that raises expectations for future releases from A W Daniels, 'Genetically Privileged' is strongly recommended."

In regards to 'Genetically Conflicted, a recent 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."

An interview featuring A.W. Daniels is available 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 aw.daniels@yahoo.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.

Contact:

A.W. Daniels
http://www.AWDaniels.net
aw.daniels@yahoo.com

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Award Winning Author MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, To Release New Christian Children's Book, 'Who Is Jesus'

Dr. Diorio is a multi-award-winning author who writes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for both adults and children. She has appeared in over 100 national magazines, newspapers, and journals. The new book for kids, like all of her work, remains true to scriptural principles

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, multi-award winning author and teacher, has announced the upcoming release of a Christian based children's picture book entitled 'Who Is Jesus?' The new book, available later this summer, is written for children age 5 to 8. It presents a picture of Jesus drawn from a scriptural perspective and, as with all her work, Diorio strives seeks truth within Truth while remaining true to scriptural principles.

"I wrote this book," Diorio stated, "for three reasons: 1) I wanted children to know Jesus as Love Personified, 2) I wanted children to desire to become Jesus’ friend and 3) I wanted to present the truth about Jesus Christ in a culture that is presenting so many lies about Him."

Diorio has written seven books, been a contributor to eight others and has published seven booklets.

Dr. Diorio holds numerous degrees including The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in French with a concentration in Comparative Literature, The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree in Christian Counseling, The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in French with a concentration in Comparative Literature, The Master of Arts (MA) degree in Italian Language & Literature, The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Writing Popular Fiction with a concentration in Writing for Children and The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in French.

She has won numerous awards including Third Place for “From Feminism to Freedom,” AMY Writing Awards, Fifth Place, National Writers’ Club Short Story Contest for “The Birthmark”, Top 100 Short Stories ranking for “The Birthmark”, Writers’ Digest Short Story Contest, Honorable Mention for radio script, TAKE ONE Radio Theatre, Second Place for Novel, St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference Contest, Third Place in Women’s Fiction, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis Contest, Second Place in Inspirational Category for Novel, East Texas RWA Southern Heat Contest, Second Place in Historical Category for Novel, Romance Writers’ Ink Where the Magic Begins Contest, First Place in Inspirational Category for Novel, Colorado RWA Heart of the Rockies Contest and First Place in Inspirational Category for Novel, Spacecoast Launching a Star Contest.

"Children ask tough questions," concluded Diorio, "like 'Does Jesus still love me when I’m naughty?' These kinds of questions can pose a special challenge to parents, grandparents, and caregivers as they teach their children about God. In this book I hope to help answer some of these tough questions.  As a mother, grandmother, and teacher, I have firsthand experience with children and has personally faced their difficult questions. 'Who Is Jesus?' presents a Biblical picture of our Savior in a way that will children recognize Him as Love Personified.  Little children will come to know Jesus as the essence of all that is good, holy, and true. As this book is read to children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews, they will learn that Jesus Christ cares about them and loves them with a perfect love."

Dr. Diorio is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at maryann@maryanndiorio.com. All of her works are available at online book retailers and at her site. More information including information on 'Who Is Jesus?' is available at her site at http://www.MaryAnnDiorio.com.

About Dr. MaryAnn Diorio:

MaryAnn is also a multi-award winning author, a Certified Life Coach, a Certified Behavioral Consultant, and a Certified Biblical Counselor as well as a gifted Bible teacher and speaker whose heart’s desire is to help people become all that God created them to be. For all that God has done and continues to do in her life, MaryAnn gives Him all the praise and all the glory.

Contact:

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
http://www.MaryAnnDiorio.com
maryann@maryanndiorio.com

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