Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Positive Psychologist Barbara Becker Holstein Releases Free Ebook Sampler Of 'Seven Gateways To Happiness: Freeing Your Enchanted Self'

'Seven Gateways To Happiness' is Dr. Holstein's bestselling inspirational book. The book demonstrates that every woman has a capacity for joy, for elation, a sense of well-being, and ways of making their lives special and meaningful

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein has announced the release of a free ebook sampler from 'Seven Gateways To Happiness: Freeing Your Enchanted Self'. 'Seven Gateways To Happiness' is Dr. Holstein's bestselling inspirational book. The book reveals seven 'gateways' that readers can use to achieve the states of joy, well being and helpful steps women can use to increase their enjoyment of life. The ebook sampler is available at no charge.

"I discovered the 'Enchanted Self' while searching for the origins of pain and dysfunction that I saw in my clients, my friends, my family and myself," Dr. Holstein stated.  "I was searching in particular for how women lived with, and handled dysfunctional or hurtful or painful messages we absorb along the way, whether in childhood or later.  I wanted to see what these insults, these violations, and these hurts did to us."

"To research I decided to interview women not in my practice.  I did case study interviews on eighteen women, ranging in age from 35 until the early 80’s.  I found each had hurt feelings and/or weakened self-esteem at some point growing up or in a marriage." 

"I had a profound “aha” experience as I reviewed the transcriptions of my interviews.  I saw that each woman had a capacity for joy, for elation, a sense of well-being, and all had ways of making their lives special and meaningful. They had fun.  They enjoyed much of their daily lives.  They had stories to tell of successes, both personal and professional. All of their wonderful capacities were much more than I anticipated."

"It became clear that what I was beginning to call The Enchanted Self was the core part of each woman.  It was in the past, in the present and would be there for our futures.  But we had to learn how to fly.  The strengths, talents and potential had to be reclaimed and reframed for the present and the future.  Each woman has to learn to recognize what is best for her, whether finding a way to earn a living, relate to a mate or know what made her really happy."

Dr. Holstein is making free ebook samples from the book available at www.payhip.com/drbholstein. It is available in Kindle and epub formats. Dr. Holstein can be contacted 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.DrBHolstein.com.


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  'Around Every Corner: Romance And Mystery . . . '


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
170 Morris Ave.,
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740

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Author Daniel P. Douglas Announces His Debut Science Fiction Conspiracy Thriller, 'Truth Insurrected,' Among Winners at Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Awards

Daniel P. Douglas is a multi-genre, award-winning author who turns ordinary people into extraordinary heroes

Sci-fi novelist Daniel P. Douglas announced that his debut science fiction conspiracy thriller, "Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project" has won an Honorable Mention in the science fiction category of Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.

The awards, which were judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, were announced on June 26, 2015 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, C.A. Representing hundreds of independent and university presses of all sizes, INDIEFAB winners were selected after months of editorial deliberation with more than 1,500 entries in 63 categories. The winners represent the best work coming from today's indie authors and publishers.

In "Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project," readers plunge into a sci-fi conspiracy storyline featuring former FBI agent William Harrison, a reluctant but admirable hero who finds himself hot on the trail of a major extraterrestrial cover-up. "Truth Insurrected" has also garnered Douglas accolades from BestThrillers.com, which named him as one of 2015's Best New Mystery and Thriller Genre Writers.

"I am thrilled to be honored with an INDIEFAB award, especially for my debut novel," said Douglas. "The book is centered on UFO disclosure so I am happy that it is getting this extra attention and recognition. It is a subject that I care a lot about."

Douglas also recently announced the release of his new science fiction book, "The Outworlds: War Torrent," a science fiction adventure that is the first in a series. In "War Torrent," ancient reptilian aliens clash in a war that is the start of a new interstellar crusade orchestrated by evil ethereal entities whose intent is radical genetic purification of the galaxy, and Earth's Stone Age humans are their next target.

The new science fiction book draws on the mystery of ancient aliens, in particular, reptilian humanoids, and related conspiracy theories about their alleged, past involvement with humans and possible engineering of our genes.

About Daniel P. Douglas:

Daniel P. Douglas is a U.S. Army veteran who has also served as a senior analyst in the U.S. intelligence community. A long-term civil servant, with degrees in Political Science and Russian Area Studies, Douglas has also worked in the museum profession.

As an author, Douglas creates epic tales-of the past, present, and future-with the most unlikely of heroes, and calls upon them to join extraordinary and mysterious struggles. His characters' sometimes-reluctant choices and actions put them on a collision course with destiny and reveal unimaginable truths.


Daniel P. Douglas

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of July 6, 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 July 6, 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 July 6, 2015 On The Authors Show

Devin J. Starlanyl
Nancy King
Olga M. Fyne, PdD
S. Jane Gari
Kim LM Bilodeau
Linda Maria Frank
Karyn Rashoff
Wayne Clark
Martha Du'Sage
Bobbie Thompson
Paul D'Angelo
Donna Louis
Jim Dilyard


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.


Don McCauley
Free Publicity Focus Group

Danielle Hampson
The Authors Show

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Christian Author John DeFilippis Issues Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage

DeFilippis believes the ruling all but guarantees an assault on religious freedom

Author John DeFilippis has issued a statement regarding the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. While epic Christian fantasy novels would at first glance appear to have little to do with the subject of religious freedom, just the opposite is true. In DeFilippis' books,  the stories detail life in a kingdom where religious faith is being systematically removed by those in power.

“This decision by the Supreme Court all but guarantees an all-out assault on religious freedom," DeFilippis stated. "We’ve already seen photographers and bakers punished in terrible ways for refusing to work gay weddings. So what happens now when a Catholic university refuses to provide housing to a same-sex married couple? What happens to Catholic Community Services when they refuse to allow a same-sex married couple to adopt a child? What happens when churches refuse to allow gay weddings? Will they lose their tax exempt status? It sure looks like we’re moving in that direction.”

“The message in my books couldn’t be timelier, because the story depicts life in a kingdom where all traces of religious faith are being systematically removed by those in power, and the results aren’t pretty.”

In the tradition of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, DeFilippis' books offer a message of faith and hope while remaining true to the epic fantasy fiction form. Crossroad Press recently released John DeFilippis’ fourth novel, 'The Last of the Thirteen'. 'The Last of the Thirteen' is the final volume of DeFilippis’ epic fantasy series, 'The Medallion of Mavinor'. John's works have been compared to 'The Lord Of The Rings' and 'Game Of Thrones'.

Picking up where “The Crusade Against Darkness” left off, the new fantasy fiction novel follows the crusaders’ plight as they aim to defeat Malgyron’s forces and eradicate the darkness once and for all. While some go their separate ways to fulfill specific roles that have been assigned to them, others march together to wage an epic battle that could well determine the fate of the world. But as the conflict comes to a head, all of them realize one thing—they will need more than just courage and might to win the day. For the most lethal weapon they wield is neither sword nor shield, but rather the faith that resides deep in their hearts. The first two books in the series are titled 'The Quest Of The Thirteen' and 'The Birth Of Malgyron'.

"The heroes of my story are ultimately faced with two choices,"  DeFilippis concluded. "They can take up their swords and fight for their freedom, or bow down and join the enemy. Those who decide to take up the fight soon learn that the greatest weapon they have in their arsenal is their faith. It is my hope that Christians everywhere will also take up the fight as our freedoms come under attack, and that they too will realize that if God is with us, then who can possibly be against us?”

Dr. John DeFilippis is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below. All of DeFilippis' titles are available in print, ebook and pdf formats at Crossroad Press. More information is available at John DeFilippis’ website at http://www.DrJohnDeFilippis.com.

About Author John DeFilippis:

Dr. John DeFilippis grew up in the Greenville section of Jersey City, graduating from Our Lady of Mercy Grammar School in 1984. In 1988 he graduated from Saint Peter’s Prep and went on to study at Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. DeFilippis attended the School of Theology at Seton Hall University for three years, from 1993 to 1996. During this time he earned his master’s degree in theology and discerned a call to the Catholic priesthood. After ultimately deciding that he did not have a religious vocation, Dr. DeFilippis transitioned into the field of education.

He taught for four years at both the elementary and secondary levels, and earned a second master’s degree in educational administration. In 2000 Dr. DeFilippis made yet another transition, this time accepting an offer to become an academic administrator at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City. He would spend the next seven years there, and in 2007 he completed his Ph.D. in educational leadership at Seton Hall University. After finishing his doctoral degree, he accepted an offer to become a director in the Division of Academic Affairs at New Jersey City University.


Dr. John DeFilippis

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Local Artist Trenna Daniells, 'Painter of Journeys', Debuts at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder Colorado July 3, 2015

Trenna’s painting career spans many genres, forms and locations, which have been brought to life in her work with Fine Art Galleries across the US. Her commercial work includes private commissions and outfitting entire resorts

Artist Trenna Daniells announced that she has been selected as the summer artist for the St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder, CO. Her work will debut at the hotel on July 3, 2015. Over 40 original paintings will be on display and for sale through the end of September. Her Colorado themed work is representational in style. The show will feature landscapes and wildlife from the surrounding area. She also will be including a few of her Italian travel pieces.

"I really love doing private commissions and have developed a unique ability to paint places that my clients have visited. Now days it seems our memories of special travels get stuck on an electronic drive or in photo albums. I thoroughly get pleasure from painting a special travel experience that enables the client to relive that memory again.”

Trenna is a 'Painter of Journeys'. If there is a particular reaction to traveling to exotic places, it must be the traveler’s desire to bring it home.  And share it.  She specializes in private commissions for clients who wish to bring their travels to life in paintings that will then hang in their homes and evoke memories of their cherished travel adventures. Trenna's unique paintings allow clients to share those memories every day with everyone who might enter a home, office or other public space.

"My paintings first live in the imagination at the end of my brush," Trenna stated. "They are stories in which I don’t know the ending until they are completed. I create something that never existed before. I can use my inspiration to evoke a feeling in another living being. I can communicate with color, hue, light, shadow and texture.  I can speak heart-to-heart with another person without ever uttering a word, without ever seeing or touching that person, without ever meeting them.   It’s powerful, and it makes my heart sing."

Trenna Daniells' body of work is impressive. Her work includes, but is not limited to:

* Island Heritage Publishing, Honolulu Hawaii, series of tropical hut greeting cards
* Aloha Airlines Calendar for Artists of Hawaii
* Sandals Hotel Negril, Jamaica, series of 3 prints each for all 300 guest rooms
* Palms Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, designed artwork for all the hallways for 51 story tower
* Interior Designer/Artist for Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar Restaurant in Basalt, Colorado.
* North Light Books, Featured artist in “Best of Wildlife “ Edition
* Featured artist for show at the Rembrandt Yard Gallery in Boulder Colorado
* Featured artist at Randy Puckett’s Foundation Gallery Lahaina, HI
* Featured artist for the Collector’s Galleries on Maui and Hawaii
* Featured artist Royal Street Art Gallery Aspen Colorado
* Featured artist Art Expressions Aspen and Vail Colorado
* Featured artist at the Wyland Galleries of Florida
* Has previously shown in galleries in Aspen, Vail, Golden, Boulder, Evergreen Colorado and Santa Fe, NM, Sedona and Scottsdale, Arizona.
* Featured Hawaii Floral Artist for the Wishard Gallery, Big Island Hawaii

Trenna's upcoming events include:

* City of Golden Colorado GURA project, artist for the Darling Neighborhood Gardens Banner hanging celebration July 15th.
* Participating in the juried Boulder Open Studios Fall Artist Tour on weekends of October 3rd and 4th and 10th and 11th 2015.
* Donating work for “Denver’s Evening of Tribute”, benefiting the Navy Seal Foundation on August 20th 2015

The St Julien Hotel and Spa will be hosting a Champagne Reception for the artist in August, please watch for the date to be announced at a later time.  All are welcome, please stop in and meet the artist. The artist will have several additional paintings new to the show at that time as well.

Trenna's work will be on display July 3rd through end of September 2015 at the St Julien Hotel and Spa, 900 Walnut St. Boulder Colorado. She is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at trenna@trennadaniells.com. More information is available at her website at http://www.painterofjourneys.com.

About Trenna Daniells:

Trenna began her journey into art in high school and college in the Pacific Northwest.  She continually won awards for her involvement in the arts, which often led to painting giant murals and backdrops for the school plays.  She won awards for the Art and Music programs at Mt Hood College.She studied with famed Navajo Shaman and artist David “Chetlehe” Paladin in Prescott Arizona.  His artistic techniques and spiritual teaching still touch her and influence her work today.

Her philosophical nature and motherhood sparked a need to write and for several years Trenna painted with words and developed a series of self-responsibility adventure stories for children.  Her return to her studies at the UCLA Design School in California in 1989 brought back to life the roots and the longing to return to her art.  It seemed to be very natural to apply architectural insights to creating a series of tropical fantasy island huts and a series of greeting cards.  Her work was soon appearing in Aloha Airlines, Artists of Hawaii, and hanging in the Collectors Galleries on Maui and Kauai pastels for their hotel in Las Vegas.   Her work hangs numerous resorts around the world including Sandals Resort on Negril Beach in Jamaica.

Safaris to Africa kindled her intense desire to paint endangered wildlife.  On top of a canvas richly inlaid with gold leaf and natural pigments she combines ancient symbols and exotic birds and animals.  In Trenna's paintings the animals speak volumes with their eyes and are often found in their natural habitat contrast against the rich treatment of gold.  She is a featured artist in the “Best of Wildlife” edition from North Light Books.

Trenna is currently living at Lake Valley in North Boulder and is “Romancing the Rockies". With it’s rich history and scenic beauty she finds The Rockies a constant source of inspiration. She participates in shows at the Rembrandt Yard Gallery, The Open Art Studio Tour, Colorado Horse Rescue Events, Boulder Humane Society and will be the featured artist of the summer at the 5 Star St Julien Hotel in Boulder Colorado.

Her works hang in homes from Aspen, Boulder, Vail, Beaver Creek and the Hawaiian Islands.


Trenna Daniells
Phone: 720-524-6153
e-mail: trenna@trennadaniells.com
Website: www.trennadaniells.com

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