Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Author Gina Iafrate Announces New Coming Of Age Novel, 'The Girl From The Cornfield'

In the tradition of writers like John Grisham and Danielle Steele, Gina's extraordinary story lines reveal the richness of the human experience told through the eyes of finely drawn characters.

Author Gina Iafrate has announced the release of a new coming of age novel, 'The Girl From The Cornfield'. Gina Iafrate writes sweeping family sagas that allow readers to travel the globe without leaving home. Like fine pieces of music, her books are layered, providing readers with intricately formed mental images, punctuated by dramatic movements. In the tradition of writers like John Grisham and Danielle Steele, Gina's extraordinary story lines reveal the richness of the human experience told through the eyes of finely drawn characters.

It is 1950 and Giuliana Ferrante is growing up in a sleepy town deep in the Italian mountains. Her young life is rocked to its core by a vicious attack that shatters the peaceful existence that she and many around her have always taken for granted.Giuliana, determined to make a future for herself, flourishes by working tirelessly toward her education, securing a legal degree and ultimately a successful position in the business world. She conquers all with kindness and love, managing to rise above the painful memories of her youth. This sweeping, inspirational tale hurdles across time, countries, and characters as it explores how love can heal, reconcile, and restore.

Iafrate is also the author of 'The English Professor'. In that book, Andrew Robertson, an introverted, middle-aged professor leaves his unremarkable London life to embark on a journey to Sicily where strangers welcome him kindly. In this Mediterranean setting, he develops a burning infatuation for another man’s wife. Falling into each other’s arms, Andrew and Francesca both satisfy the longings they have felt all their adult lives. Their union results in a child. But Andrew must go back to London and Francesca must protect herself, Andrew and their child from the violent reach of her husband.

'The English Professor' was a finalist in the Book Excellence Awards'. Gina has received praise from readers and reviewers alike. One stated, "A fascinating tale of victory of over injustice where love , grit and determination conquers all." Another said, "A captivating story, hooked after the first chapter and I couldn't put it down." Another stated, "A wonderful love story, a struggle through injustice and enjoyment of victory. Loved it."

Gina makes frequent live appearances in the Niagara area. Upcoming events include:

Chapters Indigo, Missisauga, Ont., Saturday, September 30-2017, 1:00 pm. to 4:00 pm

Thorold Library, Thorold, On., Tuesday October 3rd, 2017, 6:00 pm. to 7:00 pm.

Coles Book Store, St. Catharines, On., Saturday October 14, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Gina's upcoming books include 'Releases From my Soul: A Collection of Anthologies' and 'Bestowed By Love And Splendor', a breathtaking story of a broken-hearted wife and mother who is unexpectedly whisked away into a blissful world, away from the routinely tormented life she endures, far across the ocean to the exotic island of Sardinia.

Gina Iafrate is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at delsan06@sympatico.ca. Her books are available at online retailers and traditional brick and mortar bookstores. More information is available at her website at http://www.ginaiafrate.com.

About Gina Iafrate:

Gina Iafrate is bilingual. She writes in both Italian and English. Originally from Italy, Gina Iafrate now divides her time between Hollywood, Florida; Niagara, Ontario; and Europe. Gina’s works have been exhibited at The Pier 21 Museum in Halifax, and in Phoenix Magazine, The Horizon, and Author’s Voice. She is a 2016 Book Excellence Award Finalist.

She lives with her husband in Hollywood, Florida, and Niagara, Ontario, Canada.

Contact:

Gina Iafrate
delsan06@sympatico.ca
http://www.ginaiafrate.com

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Parents, Grandparents And Teachers Can Celebrate World Peace Day On September 21, 2017, By Sharing Smart Tools For Life With Young Children


Smart Tools for Life specializes in books and music to guide children to create peace through social emotional learning and conflict resolution skills during their formative years. Its campaign, “I STOP for Peace,” compiles and celebrates the individual acts children do to make the world a better place.

September 21 is the day schools and homes across the world will sit down with their children and talk about peace. According to the United Nations website, the International Day of Peace this year ". . . will focus on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants."

“Those who are not suffering from a war-torn environment can sometimes push aside this day as irrelevant for them. However, so many of our actions have world-wide implications. We need to remember we can do something in all communities to bring people together and enhance their safety and dignity,” said Julie Penshorn of Smart Tools for Life. “For young children, we can introduce them to child-friendly conflict resolution and peacemaking materials.”

The Smart Tools for Life project, “I STOP for Peace”, focuses on drawing attention to the peaceful conflict resolution techniques and acts of kindness and caring already present in the child’s world. It invites children to share a story of how they worked out a problem with someone, or spent time playing with the new child in school, or had a child from a different country or background over to their house, or brainstormed a solution to a problem that worked for all.

Celebrated across the globe every year as the International Day of Peace, the goal of World Peace Day is to bring nations and people together. The theme for 2017 is "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All". The upcoming book, the second in the Barnyard Buddies series, “The Barnyard Buddies Meet a Refugee” will make this topic relevant to all young children as they watch the unhappy, lonely dog find acceptance and purpose in the group of Barnyard Buddies.

At the Smart Tools For Life website, people can find out more about this book and others, and submit their children’s stories. Smart Tools for Life is compiling them and will share them in an upcoming book. Those contributing to the book will be sent a free copy.

World Peace Day is especially timely and relevant this year, because the subject of immigration and the refugee crisis have become a political battleground in the US, effectively splitting the population into two camps - those for and those against. It is urgent that we, as a society of global citizens, learn to resolve our conflicts, on this topic and others, in ways that enhance dignity, respect, and safety for all involved, rather than pursue ways that divide us.

But how do we do that? As Gandhi said, “We must begin with the children.” Smart Tools for Life creates children’s books, children’s music and other state-of-the-art resources that teach children how to problem solve in creative, respectful, and peaceful ways. They provide practical and inspiration tools rooted in the latest concepts in neuroscience, social and emotional education, and environmental education. The materials are catchy and fun, and are a great way to introduce young learners to the idea that developing these skills and caring for themselves, others, and the planet, is not only fun and engaging, it’s a normal part of their learning process.

By sharing these tools with children, influencers help kids become the leaders of tomorrow, capable of co-creating a culture we all want to live in.

“The children easily grasp the skills for conflict resolution and anger management when they are presented in an engaging story like 'The Barnyard Buddies STOP For Peace'. They will refer to the Barnyard Buddies long after the story is read in the classroom or home,” said Penshorn.

“I heard a wonderful story from a parent who told me they went to the zoo after reading the book and the four-year-old child said, ‘Oh look! The zebras are not sharing their shelter! They need to have Mrs. McCloud (the peacemaking owl in the story) help them learn to be peacemakers.’

“Everybody remembers the Dr. Seuss stories they read to their children, or heard as children,” continues Penshorn. “That’s because this type of story sinks deeply into the hearts and minds of kids, often for life. At Smart Tools for Life, we create similar stories: fun, engaging, rhyming, with great art, that have a message. We recognize it's not just what we teach that matters, but how we teach.”

Author Julie Penshorn, MBC, is a co-director of the nonprofit, Growing Communities for Peace and director of it’s Smart Tools for Life project. Penshorn co-authored an earlier curriculum on conflict resolution, complete with hands-on-learning tools, that is in use in over 13,000 locations. Now, she’s focusing her unique talents on children’s books and music and a blog-based approach to supporting peace literacy and building a culture of peace.

Smart Tools for Life's product line includes kids books and music, conflict resolution cubes and wearables. There is also a free, downloadable coloring page for kids, based on the flagship children's book, “The Barnyard Buddies Stop For Peace”.

Author, Julie Penshorn is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at julie@smarttoolsforlife.com. More information about the books, music and other products is available on the website at http://www.smarttoolsforlife.com.

About Smart Tools for Life:

Smart Tools for Life is an ongoing project of the nonprofit, Growing Communities for Peace. It serves parents and educators by providing children’s books and children’s music, and makes it easy and engaging to bring state-of-the-art social skills like peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding, to young children, thereby encouraging more harmonious, sustainable relationships with others and the planet.

Their materials are designed to develop peace literacy as they educate, entertain, and empower all those involved to strengthen families, classrooms, and neighborhoods. They also provide other teacher and parent education to support and maintain a culture of peace.

Contact:

Julie Penshorn
julie@smarttoolsforlife.com
http://www.smarttoolsforlife.com
http://www.growingcommunitiesforpeace.org

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of September 18, 2017

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 18, 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 September 18, 2017 On The Authors Show:

Jessica Goody
Tom Davis
Marc Reklau
Bernard J. Fleury
Stephan A. Silva
Bozena Zawisz
Sophia Byron
S. W. Frontz
Dr. Nicole
Darlien C. Breeze
Margaret Arney
Kristi Burchfiel
Lynne Stringer
Rico Austin
Linda Wallace-Kurtz
Brian Wilkerson
Sally Berneathy
Jeryn Alise Turner

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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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Miraculous Visions And Miracle Healings Are Common Occurrences For Pat Chalfant, Author Of 'Spirit Lights'

Oregon Spiritualist Medium Pat Chalfant's amazing psychic gifts have helped hundreds of individuals worldwide.

For most people, miracles in the forms of healings or visions are extraordinary events. For Pat Chalfant, they happen frequently. So much so that she has incorporated these kinds of events into her work and her life. Pat is a Certified CARE Medium who now gives psychic readings and teaches mediumship classes. Pat recently related several of these events.

"Dr. Brumet had barely finished his final comments," Pat stated, "in the closing lecture for the weekend seminar titled 'Meditation in the Noble Silence.'  Suddenly, without planning to, I found myself on my feet hurrying up the aisle toward the front of the auditorium where Dr. Brumet stood. 

"It seemed unreal to me that I was actually on my way up that aisle to tell him what I hadn’t intended to tell him at all. It was something I had seen in one of his meditation sessions earlier in the week.  I decided on the run to just start at the top and tell him what had appeared.  It was quite surprising to me and seemed quite mystical, but I couldn’t imagine that it would mean anything to him.  Nevertheless, as I suddenly reached his side I said, 'Hello, Dr. Brumet.  I’m the mother of Beth Ullman who’s been singing in your presentation and I am an intuitive. As I was watching you yesterday during the meditation portion of the day, I suddenly saw a large circle of white material over your right shoulder which opened up in the middle and became donut-shaped, then inside the doughnut hole, I saw a meditator sitting cross-legged.  I saw it for only a few moments, then the donut crumbled and disappeared.'

"Immediately, he said, 'Very interesting!  A few years ago, when photographs were taken involving me, that image was seen in the photos.  What do you think it means?'  I really had thought he might not reply to it at all, so I wasn’t prepared to venture an interpretation.

"Little did I know that there would be more mystical revelations before the weekend was done.  Remarkable as the image of the cross-legged meditator was and Dr. Brumet’s explanation of its dramatic association with him, there was more to come.

"We left early the next morning for KC and what turned out to be a really exciting Sunday morning in the church where my daughter was scheduled to sing.   The band that worked there every Sunday morning was warming up and it was clear they would be wonderful for Beth to work with, but I could hardly pay attention to the whole thing because, as the old joke goes, 'my feet were killing me.'  I had walked long distances on the Unity Village campus where the classes were held and I had worn sandals when I should have worn walking shoes.  I was trying to conceal that I was really limping a lot.  As Beth went straight into the sanctuary to rehearse with the band, I hobbled into the book store that was right across from the sanctuary.

"The manager greeted me as I entered saying, 'Hello, just let me know if I can help you find anything.  My goodness, that’s a bad limp you have there.  I do some healing.  Would you like me to see if I could help you with that?'  I gratefully said that if it wasn’t too much trouble, I would love that.  She told me to go into the office that was just off the book store and wait for her while she rang up another customer’s sale.

"It was only a matter of minutes before she came in and asked me to show her where the pain was and I indicated it was my right foot.   She explained she would start by holding her hands around my head and then she would end up at the floor working on the foot directly.  She lowered the lights and began by holding her hands behind my head.  I felt, as she worked, that even with my eyes closed, I could feel her energy and knew exactly where her hands were and what they were doing.  Later she bent down to the floor and moved her hands in paddling motions around the foot in question.  I began to feel something changing, it seemed there was less pain,  then I became so lulled by what was happening that I felt myself pleasantly, peacefully drifting away. 

"When she came to a stop with the healing, the lights came back on and she asked me, 'How does that feel now?'  I opened my eyes, wiggled my toes, stood up, walked on the foot and was amazed.  The pain wasn’t completely gone, but the foot was seriously much better.  I was hardly limping.  I was pretty much healed.  My thanks were profuse.  I asked her how she had learned to do this kind of healing.  She said, 'I lived in England when my children were small and one day when I picked them up after school, my son’s teacher said that my son had been hurt on the school playground but was fine now because she had healed him.  I wanted to know what she meant.  She demonstrated the technique and I imitated what she did until she said I had got it right.  From that time on, I would just heal the kids with that simple technique every time they got hurt.  It’s really effective.'

"I might have stayed and talked with her, but the service was about to start.  So I walked over to the sanctuary happy to be without a noticeable limp and in a short while, was thankfully singing a familiar hymn to the accompaniment of the extraordinary church band. But the miracles weren’t over yet.

"As the minister got into her sermon, it turned out to be about healing.  She told a story about a physical healing that had happened to her and as she began to speak about that healing, I recalled Dr. Brumet telling about how he started having a serious pain in his body as he sat in the cross-legged way during a Meditation in the Noble Silence years before when he was a student.  The students were always urged never to leave the meditative position until the leader dismissed everyone.  He felt the pain becoming unbearable but he was determined that he would stay in the proper position no matter what happened.  He mentally gritted his teeth and hoped for help, until suddenly, he felt the pain go away.  The pain simply disappeared and there was no obvious reason for it going. 

"The minister’s story reflected that same sudden change from pain to healing and as she said what had happened to her and I recalled what Dr. Brumet said had happened to him, I felt the last part of the pain and stiffness in my foot simply melt away.  I knew positively, without even trying to walk on it, that the pain and stiffness had gone completely now.  I knew it was happening because I could feel 'something' move through me that moved the last of the discomfort out of me as the 'something' left."

Pat's inspirational book, 'Spirit Lights a Path to Mediumship', explains how Pat, a real skeptic regarding such matters, developed mediumship abilities and now lives a life transformed by the spiritual. The book has 8 5-star reviews.  Mediumship is a controversial issue and Pat understands this, but she also believes that credible mediumship holds the promise of real benefits for mankind that have not been fully explored.

She has written a column on parapsychology and interviewed Hollywood stars and the psychics who read for them for a national newspaper. Other topics she’s taught and written about are: past life therapy, death and dying, the Edgar Cayce work, the Cathars, and Spiritual healing.

The Association for Past Life Research and Therapies newsletter published a series of her interviews with psychiatrists, psychologists, and hypnotherapists who were all west coast pioneers of past life therapy. She also teaches internationally online and intermittently hosts an online Spiritualist circle, Spirit Lights Chapel.

Pat offers one-on-one client readings arranged via email, and offers classes in mediumship.  She hosts a YouTube channel that offers information on mediumship.  All are now available at her site.

Pat's online courses are exactly like the ones she teaches regularly in a classroom setting in Portland, Oregon. These classes are held online so that anyone can take part no matter where they might be in the world.  Some students receive one-on-one, private instruction and others share instruction with a group of students. 

Private psychic readings can be done over the phone and can be scheduled by email.

Pat is a singer/songwriter. Three of her hymns are in the National Spiritualist Association of Churches hymn book. Many more of her songs are in her “Spirit Lights Song Book.”  She offers a program as a fund raiser, singing and playing her own songs, illustrating how she became a medium.

Pat Chalfant is currently appearing on The Authors Show. Her interview is available now at The Authors Show site. 'Spirit Lights a Path to Mediumship' is available at her website and at Amazon. Pat is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at pat.chalfant@patchalfant.com. She is also available for inspirational lectures. More information can be found at her website at http://www.patchalfant.com.

About Pat Chalfant:

Oregon Spiritualist Medium Pat Chalfant's amazing psychic gifts have helped hundreds of individuals worldwide. Pat has written a column on parapsychology and interviewed Hollywood stars and the psychics who read for them for a national newspaper. Other topics she’s taught and written about are: past life therapy, death and dying, the Edgar Cayce work, the Cathars, and Spiritual healing.

The Association for Past Life Research and Therapies newsletter published a series of her interviews with psychiatrists, psychologists, and hypnotherapists who were all west coast pioneers of past life therapy. Pat believes that series is destined to become a book.

She teaches internationally online and intermittently hosts an online Spiritualist circle, Spirit Lights Chapel.

Contact:

Pat Chalfant
pat.chalfant@patchalfant.com
http://www.patchalfant.com

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of September 11, 2017

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 11, 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 September 11, 2017 On The Authors Show:

Sean Browne
Bernard J. Fleury
Dr. Dildra Martin-Ogburn
Jane R. Wood
Janet S. Kleinman
Jessica Goody
Brian Aull
Darlien C. Breeze
Francesca M. Baase
Ayn Cates Sullivan
Rebecca Nolen
Thomas J. Rice
Virginia Frusteri Sollars
Ruth Finnegan
Vahan Zanoyan
Clayton Graham
Eleze "Lisa" Thomas McMillan
Mikael Carlson
Robin Christensen

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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