Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Centuries Old Cell Phone Artifact Presents Modern Day Mystery - Award Winning Author Dana Lyons Sees The Possibilities In Such An Impossible Scenario
Out-of-place artifacts fascinate us by presenting an impossible scenario.
Just last week the internet was abuzz over an 800 year-old mobile phone with cuneiform writing on the touch pad, discovered by archaeologists in the Salzburg district of Austria. A photograph in an article by Jon Austin published in the UK last week by The Express presents us with yet another out-of-place artifact that is as interesting as it is mystifying.
Whether the mobile phone proves to be authentic or a hoax, there are many other instances where artifacts of a more technological time were found in ancient scenarios. Rene Noorbergen offers multiple examples of ooparts in his book Secrets of the Lost Races. Are they all hoaxes? Or is their presence a message from the past to the future, a sign of time travel, or evidence of ancient technology?
"In 'The Rosetta Coin', the first adventure novel in my two-part series, a unique coin bearing unearthly symbols is discovered in an unlikely location near the Great Pyramid," Lyons stated. "Because no one could place the language written on the coin, it was shut away until a bold archaeologist finds another person possessing a similar coin with the same writing.
"In regards to writing paranormal fiction, the impossible scenario is exactly where I want to send my characters. It's in the impossible-this-cannot-be situation that characters face something beyond what they are prepared for. The more severe the scenario, the farther that character has to reach to survive and grow--completing their arc. This makes the ride all the more thrilling for the reader who is there facing the impossible scenario with the character."
Dana Lyons creates stories no one else could write. Her books feature reincarnated lovers, time traveling souls, and an epic battle against ancient powers and alien forces. All of her books are fast paced, engaging and enlightening, written in contemporary time with modern elements as well as scenes from the ancient past. She takes her readers to worlds both ancient and contemporary for adventures of the heart, mind, and spirit.
Dana Lyons' books have received rave reviews posted on line. Reviewers have said:
"Dana Lyons has the remarkable ability of being able to create heroines who are smart, sexy, sassy and complicated all at the same time!"
"The rapid character development and story line left me unable to put it down.",
"Wonderful suspense. Makes you wonder if it could really happen."
"The way this author writes, the words visually play out in your head like a movie, so to see it on the big screen would be awesome."
Dana has been named as a winner in the 2016 ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards. Her honors came as a result of her appearance on The Authors Show. She was chosen as one of the best from a large number of authors through a public voting process. She was previously a winner in the 2015 '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Awards.
Her body of work includes:
'A Love Reborn', a modern paranormal thriller about ancient love, magic, and betrayal.
'The Road to Babylon', an epic paranormal thriller revolving around a prophecy so ancient the world had long forgotten it, and a power so secret, even its possessor was unaware of it.
'Heart of the Druae', a paranormal romance that relates the tale of archeologist Eric Beck. On an unexplored hill near Stonehenge, something calls to him. Someone calls to him. And on the day of the summer solstice, his entire existence is about to change …
'The Rosetta Coin', another epic paranormal thriller detailing the story of an artifact many have died for and an adventure that could change the world.
Dana Lyons is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at email@example.com. All of Dana's books are available at Amazon and other online retail outlets. More information is available at her website at http://www.ParanormalRomanceBookAuthor.com.
Dana Lyons lives with her husband and cats in the mountains of western North Carolina. She has been writing since 2002.
Award Winning Author Brian Aull Named As One Of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' In 2016 Book Awards
Author Brian Aull has been chosen as a winner in the '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Book Awards for 2016. His book, 'The Triad: Three Civic Virtues That Could Save American Democracy', offers solutions to the problems that threaten American democracy. At the same time, it takes a fresh look at issues that have traditionally divided liberals from conservatives.
The best books on politics sometimes come from authors who are not “experts.” 'The Triad’, authored by an engineer, is a case in point. Aull offers a vision of what a healthy democracy looks like, and proposes practical steps that citizens can take to get us there. He advocates three civic virtues, which he calls service, learning, and community building. Civic engagement based on these virtues is the key to changing the perverse incentives that lead to bitter partisanship, media bias, and political corruption.
"This award has once again given me the opportunity to make a difference and help move America forward," Aull stated. “I wrote The Triad because I had witnessed public life in the United States steadily deteriorate for 30 years. We now see our country bitterly divided, our public discourse debased, our institutions dysfunctional, and our level of trust low. What is the underlying cause of this decline? What do we need to do better? It boils down to active citizenship based on these core virtues.”
Aull points out that the 2016 election shows the symptoms of the problem. “After a prolonged media circus, the major parties nominated two candidates that were widely distrusted. In the final election, voter turnout hit a 20-year low. More voters sat it out than voted for either candidate. ‘None of the above’ won the popular vote.”
"But,” Aull also says, “the amount of voter discontent may be a hopeful sign. This was the first presidential election I can remember in which political corruption was a motivating issue for many voters across the ideological spectrum. 2016 was a year of populist sentiment, where many voters rebelled against 'establishment politicians.' The dictionary defines a populist as a 'believer in the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people.'
"Populism has promise. Common people, for example, could build a popular movement to clean up corruption in government and elevate the level of ethics, transparency, and responsiveness to the common good.
"Populism also has dangers. In many countries, dictators have risen to power through populist appeals. They often scapegoated certain segments of society. Rather than calling forth the wisdom or virtues of common people, they played on their fears and aroused hatred. It’s all too easy to think of examples of this and how badly they turned out.
"How, then, can we redeem the promise of populism and avoid the danger? That is the subject of 'The Triad', a new and updated edition of which will come out next month. The Triad is about the civic virtues that make the difference. The United States is a republic, which has to do with what its citizens do every two years when they go to the polls. But there are people working to create democracy, which has to do with what citizens do between elections. As an example, the book cites a case in which a diverse group of residents of a small town in the deep South worked together to create unity and revitalize the local economy. When I speak of ‘democracy,’ then, I’m referring to this kind of strengthening of locally rooted civic life.”
Aull also stresses the importance of education. “A longer-term goal is to strengthen social studies and civics education in the schools. This is not just learning about government or history, but also hands-on civic problem solving such as organizing and facilitating town meetings on local issues. If we want better government, then we need to raise up new generations of active citizens with civic participation skills and an understanding of science, history, and the wider world."
'The Triad' is not another book about politics. While other books about politics or political science study the system’s failures, Aull's book proposes actions to promote the renewal of democratic life in the United States.
'The Triad' has received praise from a number of reviewers. Terrence Metz, Founding Principle and Partner at Morgan Madison and Company said the book is, "A wonderful approach about how to live in a democracy . . . any democracy." Peter Levine at Tufts University stated that 'The Triad' is "movingly and impressively written." Badi Foster of Northwestern’s Buffett Institute said that the book “helps us have the kinds of conversations that heal rather than divide the nation.”
Brian Aull is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 'The Triad' is available at Amazon. More information is available at his website at http://www.AwakenDemocracy.com.
About Brian Aull:
Brian Aull is from Indianapolis, Indiana. He studied electrical engineering at Purdue University and then at MIT, earning his Ph.D. in 1985. Since then, he has worked as a staff scientist at MIT developing solid-state image sensors. He is also a passionate educator, teaching electrical engineering courses at Tufts University. He spent one year as a visiting professor at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.
A resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, he is active in the local community. He served on the boards of the Cambridge Peace Commission and the Coalition for a Strong United Nations. He has taught spiritual education classes for children living in Cambridge. The Triad was inspired in part by his many conversations with residents and local activists.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Brenda Thornlow, Author Of ‘My Short-Lived Life At Being Perfect’, Named As Winner In ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards
Brenda Thornlow, author of ‘My Short-Lived Life at Being Perfect’, has been named as a winner in the ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards Contest. Her honors came as a result of her appearance on The Authors Show. Brenda was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process. ‘My Short-Lived Life at Being Perfect’ is a memoir, detailing her escape from a religious cult and an abusive marriage.
Brenda shares her story of being raised a third-generation member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, forbidden from celebrating holidays, birthdays and associating with anyone outside of her faith. From a young age, she struggles to accept what her devout family believes, to no avail. Eventually marrying an abusive member with a position of authority in her church, Brenda struggles to extricate herself from this dominating religious group who attempt to manipulate her into staying married to her abuser.
“I am so grateful to all my readers for, not only taking an interest in my work, but for also believing in me and choosing to vote for me out of hundreds of other writers. Thank you so much for this honor.”
Brenda is the author of five published books:
'My Life as I Knew It' (fiction/fantasy) - The first book in a time travel series. Brianna one morning wakes up on her birthday to find that she has traveled 17 years back in time and 3,000 miles away from her home. Brianna is now faced with returning to a life she hoped to never have to think about again, much less relive.
'Life, As Is' (fiction/fantasy) - The second book in my time travel series. Brianna travels forward in time to discover that she has been living the life of someone she does not recognize nor admire.
'A Godless Love' (erotica) - A married couple who live an unconventional life and are members of a controlling religious group have their private lives invaded and dissected by their church.
'My Short-Lived Life at Being Perfect' (memoir) - Brenda's story about escaping a religious cult and abusive marriage.
'The Revolving Door: A Short Story' (fiction/short story) - A story about four people living in New York and the complications within their relationships.
Currently, she working on the third book in her time travel series titled ‘Life Reversed’ as well as a stand-alone romance novel titled ‘The Rest of Me.’
'My Short-Lived Life at Being Perfect' has received rave reviews. A recent Amazon review stated, “For those of us who have suffered abuse, a voice that eloquently expresses what it feels like when our nearest and dearest fail us. A must read for all.” Another said, "Very interesting look into a highly religious sect. It gives an outsider a view of how restrictive the JW lifestyle is and how difficult it is to be an individual or break away from the group. Kudos to Brenda for being able to do both and having the strength to write about her struggles. A highly recommended read."
Brenda Thornlow is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at email@example.com. All of her books are available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at Brenda's website at https://mylifeasiknewitblog.wordpress.com.
About Brenda Thornlow:
Brenda Thornlow is an author from the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of five published books including the ‘My Life as I Knew It’ time travel series and her most recent work, her memoir 'My Short-Lived Life at Being Perfect'. Currently, she working on the third book in her time travel series titled 'Life Reversed' as well as a stand-alone romance novel titled 'The Rest of Me'.
When she is not writing, Brenda does administrative temp work around Manhattan and also volunteers as a foster parent for a local animal rescue organization. She resides in Bay Ridge with her husband, George and their four fur babies: two dogs, Norman and Emma and two cats, Astor and Cody.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
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 16, 2017. 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 16, 2017 On The Authors Show:
Stephanie Austin Edwards
Eleze "Lisa" Thomas McMillan
Jane R. Wood
Linda Maria Frank
Virginia Frusteri Sollars
Janet S. Kleinman
Stephan A. Silva
Thomas J. Rice
Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith
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.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Saving Our Children From A Dire Future - Children's Book Author Dr Nicole Offers The One Solution To The Many Problems Our Children Will Face
Our children face issues that we have never faced - global warming, potential famine, water shortages and a host of other issues that are not just urgent - they threaten their very existence. Are our children being taught the skills that will allow them to thrive? To survive? How can we prepare our children and grandchildren for situations with which we have had very little or even no experience? How can we show them the way, when we don't even know the way?
Simply put, we must teach them critical thinking skills. For without the ability to solve new unexpected problems, there may be little hope. Rote memorization of facts or test taking skills will accomplish very little in regards to preparing children for the future. It is instead necessary to instill in our children and grandchildren the desire and the ability to solve problems through critical thinking.
Dr. Nicole writes children's books. 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. While her children's book are very successful, few people know that she has received international acclaim and awards for books that help adults develop critical thinking skills.
Dr. Nicole holds a Master's Degree in Critical Thinking Evaluation and a Master's Degree in Medical Education - Université Laval. Her thesis was entitled, "How to measure critical reading in medical students." She published the result in two international peer reviewed medical journals.
In 1996 her medical textbook received international acclaim. 'Epidémiologie and Critical Reading for Medical and Health Science Professional Students' was awarded first place by Paris medical magazine Prescire. In 1992 she published 'Read or Not Read: How to Critically Appraise a Medical Study' for medical professionals. In 1993 she published 'How to Run a Medical Journal Club'. In 2007 she published 'How to Write a Scientific Medical Review' for authors to guide them on medical writing. She was also Editor in Chief of a Quebec Medical Magazine that published 120-200 pages on a monthly basis and was distributed 20,000 doctors.
"My true intentions regarding being an author are to inspire children to read, to set their imaginations free and to encourage good decision making regarding health, safety and moral responsibility," Dr. Nicole stated. "Stories and tales are good tools to teach this important skill. Caregivers can discuss about characters, conflicts and the conclusion with young readers who learn how read and think beyond the words. Writing children’s books is a way for me to give back and be a positive source to the community. I hope that my books inspire children to set their minds free and work to make the world a better place."
Dr. Nicole’s children's books have a large number of industry awards. She was recently chosen as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' in the 2016 Book Awards'. She also received recognition as one of Quebec's Top 10 Women in a recent ceremony held by the Maman Dion Foundation. The Maman Dion foundation was founded by Thérèse Tanguay-Dion, known as Maman Dion, a television personality and the mother of Céline Dion.
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 her self-published books are available for University teachers, journalists and members of the media who provide email, website, mail address and phone number or by direct request to www.AuthorHouse.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All of her works are available on Amazon, AuthorHouse, and other quality book retailers. A featured article entitled, 'Critical Thinking: How To Teach Critical Thinking To My Child', other articles, and more information about Dr. Nicole and her work is available at her website at http://www.drnicolebooks.com.
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 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 received many international and national awards.