Monday, September 22, 2014

Children's Book Author Diane Mae Robinson Receives Two New Awards For Books In The Pen Pieyu Adventures Series

Robinson’s multi-award winning books, ‘Sir Princess Petra', and the second book in the series, 'Sir Princess Petra's Talent', teach children valuable life lessons through engaging fiction

[September 16, 2014, St. Paul, Alberta, Canada] Award winning Canadian author Diane Mae Robinson's latest children's books, 'Sir Princess Petra' and 'Sir Princess Petra's Talent' have taken two more awards for her highly praised works in The Pen Pieyu Adventures series.

'Sir Princess Petra', the first book in the series, took the First Place Award for children's books in the 2013 Sharp Writ Book Awards. 'Sir Princess Petra's Talent', the second book in the series, took the Bronze Medal in the 2014 Reader's Favorite International Book Awards in the grades 4 to 6 category.

"I am pleased and honored," Robinson stated, "that my fantasy/adventure series is being recognized at the international level.  It is a very rewarding experience for an author.”

Robinson 's highly praised, multi-award winning children’s book, ‘Sir Princess Petra’, the first in the Pen Pieyu series, is written in the tradition of C. S. Lewis and is reminiscent of ‘Shrek’. Reviewers have labeled the award winning book a ‘fantasy adventure that is sure to become a timeless classic.’

'Sir Princess Petra' took an Honorable Mention award in the 2013 Readers' Favorite International Awards for Children Grade K - 3rd. Robinson was also honored with two major awards for the book. She was awarded the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artists Award for Children’s Book Author and took 2nd place in the Purple Dragonfly Book awards for Children’s Chapter Book.

'Sir Princess Petra's Talent' has garnered multiple 5 star reviews and even more praise from Midwest Book Review and Readers Favorite.

Robinson is currently at work on the third book in the series, 'Sir Princess Petra's Mission'. She is also writing an easy-to-understand grammar book for elementary children, 'Grammar for Kids and Dragons'. The book deals with elementary grades grammar lessons in a humorous medieval tone.

Robinson uses the dragon books concept as the background to teaching young people traditional values. Ms. Robinson's highly praised work demonstrates that dragon books can be something much more than fantasy tales.

Diane Mae Robinson is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at robinsond@mscnet.ca. More information, including reviews, information for teachers and librarians, a downloadable lesson plan and a special children’s section is available at her website. Both books are currently available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

About Diane Mae Robinson:

Diane Mae Robinson has a journalism diploma from the Schools of Montreal, and an advanced diploma from the Institute of Children's Literature in Connecticut. She is a writing instructor/tutor for the Children’s Writing Course at the Creative Writing Institute. She is also an artist and teaches acrylic and watercolor art to children. Diane lives with her husband, Allen, in a small hilltop castle near St. Paul, Alberta.  They have four dogs and five horses, along with a forest inhabited by gnomes, fairies, a princess, and a dragon. This magical forest is where Diane creates her characters and gets the inspiration for her stories.

Contact:

Diane Mae Robinson
http://www.dragonsbook.com
robinsond@mcsnet.ca

Teachers/Librarians page link:  http://www.dragonsbook.com/teachers-librarians.html
Lesson plan link: http://www.dragonsbook.com/Sir_Princess_Petra's_Lesson_Plan.pdf

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of September 22, 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 September 22, 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 September 22, 2014 On The Authors Show

Maggie Van Galen
Emeka Iwenofu
Maria Daddino
Jeffrey Kern
Patricia Lyon
Myrlande Sauveur
Mary Netreba

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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Friday, September 19, 2014

Possible Selfie During Joan Rivers Medical Procedure - Psychologist Barbara Becker Holstein Offers Insight

Selfies have become a primary means for self expression for many people today. Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein strongly urges discretion and common sense

A recent article on AOL referenced a story on a CNN report where it was reported that a staff member at the cardiac clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest took a selfie while Joan Rivers was under anesthesia. If this is true, it raises many questions regarding if, when and where selfies are appropriate.

Dr. Holstein continues to make the public aware that selfies are here to stay, with the potential for both good and bad outcomes. "Of course, no one who was not in Joan Rivers' operating room really knows what went on in there," Dr. Holstein stated. "However, even the suggestion that a doctor or anyone in the operating room  may have taken the time to take a selfie during a medical procedure is distressing.  There is a fascination with recording the moment and selfies make it extremely easy to capture any moment anywhere.  Sometimes in order to capture ourselves in the moment we don't think clearly.  Some moments are best left not captured.   For instance, capturing a friend on the toilet, with you in the picture, as you walk by the bathroom in the dorm may not be cool once it is up on Facebook.  Better to be gracious and close the door to the bathroom. In my work with girls, tweens and teens I focus on teaching girls how to be proud of themselves and feel confident to take selfies of themselves that make them feel good, whether they share them with a best friend or simply use them as a means of creating a visual diary of their lives. It's important that we try to use good judgment in incorporating selfies into our lives."

Dr. Holstein is fascinated with how selfies have impacted society, and the effects on teens and tweens. She recently released "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.

Dr. Holstein is also offering Creative performance workshops.  The first one took place on Thursday, July 31 at the While House on Monmouth Rd. in Oakhurst, New Jersey.  The tweens made Selfie posters about what makes them gutsy. Then they performed in videos based on story lines from 'The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween'.  What made the experience creative and unique for the tweens was that they got to act as the girl and her best friend Angela in scenes based on the book, but then they got to do improvisational work where they developed the characters and the solutions to their problems way beyond what is written in the diary.  This was an amazing experience for the tweens, helping them to recognize not only their acting abilities but abilities to create, solve problems and modify beyond the script given to them.  They left the Workshop feeling empowered, which is what being gutsy is all about.

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 positive psychology.

Her second book in The Truth Series is “Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I’ll Tell You Mine…Maybe!”  Now the girl is 13. 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 are being re-released by Sky Pony Press.

Dr. Holstein believes that getting in touch with one's strengths, talents and potential at every age, as well as learning how to hold on to the wise, playful, happy, gutsy and energetic girl that still resides within each woman is essential for mental health.

To assist this process she has written many books, including: case study material as presented in ‘The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy’; inspirational stories as presented in ‘Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU’ and romance, mystery books designed to bring fun, excitement, romance and positive psychological truths into women's lives.  Latest books are:  Parts 1 and 2 of ‘Next Year in Jerusalem’, available in paper and as e-books; Parts 1,2 and 3 of ‘Next Year in Jerusalem’ available in one book, incorporated into ‘Around Every Corner, Romance & Mystery...’.

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.NewRomanceBooks.com. Videos from the first Creative Performance Workshop are available on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIMJ00jmjVO_TzOKTRUEF1eoS3n4uHfCp

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.

‘The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy’ is in its second printing through Brunner-Routledge. ‘Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU!’ received rave reviews as an inspirational storybook. ‘DELIGHT’ is available in two versions, paperback and a CD that includes music, art, and Dr. Holstein’s voice.

Other works include ‘The Truth, (I’m a girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything)’, 'Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I’ll Tell You Mine…Maybe!’ and 'Around Every Corner: Romance And Mystery . . . '

Contact:

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
170 Morris Ave.,
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
732-571-1200
www.newromancebooks.com
www.next-year-in-jerusalem.com
www.enchantedself.com
www.thetruthforgirls.com
drbarbara@enchantedself.com
https://www.facebook.com/thetruthforgirls?ref=br_tf
Twitter: @truth4girls

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ami Moore, The Chicago Dog Coach, Offers Tips To Avoid Vacation Guilt For Dog Owners

Moore believes the key to avoiding vacation guilt for owners and stress for pets lies in understanding our pets and in the attitude of the owner who is forced to leave pets behind

Ami Moore, a Chicago dog training expert widely known as 'The Chicago Dog Coach', was quoted in the Boston Globe recently in an article entitled, 'Leave room in your carry-on for pet guilt'. The article covered the concept of 'pet guilt',  which strikes owners who go on vacation and are forced to leave a family member behind. This can inflict emotional trauma on the pet and can be a source of real stress for both owner and pet. In the article she offered practical and real world advice for pet owners.

“Dogs don’t recognize us as humans, or dogs, or alpacas, or anything else,” Moore stated. “They see us as an energy field. The trick is how you leave them when you go on vacation. If you leave with happy energy, then you’re giving them happy energy. If you leave them with negative energy like ‘I’m worried,’ ‘I’m afraid,’ ‘I’m guilty,’ then the dog will act the same way.”

“The dog is very easy to change because dogs are natural followers. Nature likes balance and strength. Humans like drama trauma cases. People like Lindsey Lohan and Kim and Kanye. Nature doesn’t. Nature runs away from that or kills it.”

The Chicago Dog Coach, Ami Moore, CMT, CMVT is a leading expert in dog psychology. Her much acclaimed book, 'The Alphatude Attitude' was part of the curriculum at the Vancouver Island College Of Natural Wellness.

After attending three dog training schools Ami Moore started dog training in Chicago. She was awarded the Chicagoland Tails award for best dog trainer and has been honored by various charities for her work with rehabilitating aggressive dogs. Ms. Moore also created the famous Guerrilla Group Obedience classes, and the 'Fido Fat Camp' concept so that loving pet owners could holistically increase their dog's health and wellness with exercise, natural food and psychological rehabilitation techniques. Ami Moore offered one of the first Chicago dog yoga or Doga classes in the city of Chicago.

She developed a three-tiered dog training and dog behavior management system based upon Alphatude, Amiability and Activity to balance the mind and body of the Chicago urban dog and dog owner which is explained in detail in her book. 'The Alphatude Attitude' is available on her website at http://www.chicagodogcoach.com.

Ami Moore has been featured in numerous industry publications, magazines and newspapers across the country. She writes as the Chicago Dog Training Expert for Examiner.com. She is available for interview and speaking engagements. She can be reached by email at chicagodogcoach@gmail.com. More information is available at the company’s website. The Alphatude Attitude is available at the AuthorHouse website listed below. She has been interviewed by a number of radio programs including The Authors Show and  BBC Radio. Reviews of the book are available at KnitsAndReads.com and at ForewordReviews.com.

Profile:

Ami Moore, BS, COTA, CMT, CMVT, is a Credentialed Teacher and Adult Education Specialist, a Court Appointed Expert Witness for Dog Aggression, a Canine Behaviorist, a Nationally Certified Occupational Therapist, a WANT Institute Certified Personal Relationship Coach, a Native American Medicine Woman and Energetic Healer and is the author of 'Alphatude Attitude'.

Ms. Moore has studied the role of the dog in modern life on five continents and in many different cultures, which has given her a unique perspective on dog human relationships. She is a graduate of three highly rated dog training schools. She is skilled in three dog training methods: traditional training, clicker training and dog-friendly positive reinforcement electric collar training techniques. She has titled dogs in sports that require off-leash precision and reliability and has trained Service Dogs for adults and children with a wide variety of disabilities. Ms. Moore is a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA). Ms. Moore also writes as The Chicago Dog Training Expert at Examiner.com.

Contact:

The Chicago Dog Coach
Attn: A. Moore
910 W. Van Buren #242
Chicago IL, 60606
847-284-7760
http://www.ChicagoDogCoach.com
chicagodogcoach@gmail.com

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of September 15, 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 September 15, 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 September 15, 2014 On The Authors Show

A.W. Daniels
Lois W. Stern
Jeannette Gagan
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Vincent McCrudden
Frances Fuller
Anne Redelfs MD
Wendy Joseph
Donna Stanley

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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