Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Maxine Mansfield, Award Winning Author Of ‘Time For A Highlander’, Chosen As One Of ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'

Mansfield was chosen as a winner from a field of hundreds of authors in the 2016 book awards.

Award winning author Maxine Mansfield has been named as one of ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ in the 2016 book awards. Mansfield was chosen as a winner from a field of hundreds of authors by public vote. Mansfield's ‘Time for a Highlander' is an engaging time travel romance novel set in the backdrop of 1643 Scotland.

"It is such an honor and a privilege to be counted among so many talented writers," Mansfield stated. "And it’s my hope that all of you get the chance to sample as many of them as you possibly can. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. There’s a little bit of everything on the list of winners, so no matter where your interests lay, you’ll find something that’s bound to catch your eye." 

In the storyline of the book, forty-five-year-old history teacher Bethany Anne Anderson wasn't supposed to die on her dream vacation to Scotland. Someone else was supposed to rescue the child from the falling druid stone. But she's perfectly fine with moving on to the hereafter. She has loved ones waiting for her. Then Tobias Morie, better known as Fate, steps in. Her intervention has changed the future. Before she can move on, she must first help him correct one of his own mistakes. That's fine until she wakes up in 1643 in the body of twenty-year-old Lady Elspeth Frasier. Worse, she's engaged to the very handsome, very young, very virile Quinton MacLeod. But that's not all Fate demands. She must give the Highland laird the heir he’d originally been denied.

Quinton MacLeod loved once. He won't do it again, even if he had time for such nonsense. With the Highland lairds divided between loyalty to their beloved country and the English king, he seeks only peace—in his keep and in his heart. But raised in England and a ward of the enemy, his beautiful new wife has strange notions of education and cleanliness that cause chaos within both. There's also the matter of her very unlady-like views on the marriage bed, which, come to think of it, he's more than happy to overlook. If only he could trust her.

Maxine's works have received rave reviews from readers. One Amazon review said, "Quinton is the perfect alpha hero." Another reviewer called the book the “best time-travel romance I've read recently”.

Maxine Mansfield is a prolific writer. Other books include "Tested by the Night, "Tamed by the Fire", Taken by the Passion", "Touched by the Magic" and "Tempted by the Storm".

Maxine Mansfield is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at maxine-mansfield@hotmail.com. ‘Time For A Highlander’ is available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at her website at http://www.maxinemansfield.com.

Profile:

Maxine Mansfield writes fantasy, erotic romances, and fairytales for grownups. She lives in the far northern state of Alaska where the summer days are long and the winter nights even longer.

Contact:

Maxine Mansfield
http://www.maxinemansfield.com
maxine-mansfield@hotmail.com

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New Ebook, 'A Selfie Film, Falling In Love' By Positive Psychologist Barbara Becker Holstein Leads Creative Charge For Girls And Women Filmmakers

Dr. Holstein's award-winning books, plays and short films offer solutions to problems that impact today's teens and tweens and helps them develop positive self esteem

A recent article in the New York Times entitled "Nina Jacobson Has Her Revenge on Hollywood’s Old-Boy Network" presented some startling facts that are nothing but good news for forward thinking film creators. Jacobson heads up Color Force, the company behind 'The Hunger Games'. A link in that article led to a study by USC that showed that gender inequality is relatively unchanged in Hollywood. Barbara Becker Holstein is helping to break down both the gender barriers and old school filmmaking through the use of cutting edge film techniques that resonate strongly with young people.

"As a woman filmmaker and a psychologist, I find that not only are there important stories tied into coming of age to tell, but there are so many new ways to use technology to tell these stories in film," Holstein stated. "I am proud do be an innovator in the above. In my latest film, 'Falling in Love, A Coming of Age Selfie Film', I've taken an historically important part of growing up, falling in love, told a story about the experience and used new technology to make the film.  Megan Brown who plays 'the Girl', used her own iPhone to film all of her scenes.  Not only that, she chose her own costumes, chose many of the settings and even improvised lines in some of the scenes.  Giving the camera to this young actress was a step to her becoming more intimately involved with her part and the project.  It also was a step to releasing her creative eye for film. Of course we had a small crew of two camera people for B role shots and scenes.  But the real constant work over many months was done by Megan and myself.  Me directing her, but from a distance via phone and e-mail.  She performing on her own terms.  Of course a good plot had to be there. The rest of the crew and actors had to be there, but the essence of the production happened privately and only Megan was there, until she uploaded her scenes to me.  It was a fabulous experience and I believe it stands at the Gateway of the Selfie becoming one more art form in the brilliant arena of fine films.

"Megan Brown as a Selfie actress follows in the steps of another girl who did something creative and slightly defiant this year.  The Times article, 'An 11-Year-Old Girl Who Calls the Tune for Latinas' tells how Saiai Gonzalez added her beat of creativity and acting skills to a film that in its own way defied anti-Latino rhetoric of the Trump campaign.

"All of this is great news for girls and women in our culture.  We want our vision and ways of thinking about the world to be 'out there' in the world at large, at every level from politics to art to business.  That can't happen until there is equality in Hollywood.  'Fighting Hollywood's Old-Boy Mentality' in the New York Times is a great start.  Nina Jacobson is out there as a diversity-minded producer.  Good for her and good for Megan Brown and Sarai Gonzalez."

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein is a visionary who combines Positive Psychology with filmmaking and books to help young girls build self esteem. Dr. Holstein understands at a very deep level the importance of media in the lives of young people. She reaches young people by using the tools they engage with today. Using cutting edge technology, she presents important concepts via New Media films that combine the technology of the video Selfie with a standard film crew. She helps young girls make sense out of a topsy-turvy, selfie-facebook-video-film based reality.

She recently released a new ebook,'A Selfie Film, Falling in Love', based on her successful book for teens and tweens, 'Secrets, Diary of a Gutsy Teen'. In that falling in love is undoubtedly one of the most important events in a teen's life, she addresses that issue squarely.

Dr. Holstein believes in the power of the Selfie as a new film art form and as a way for girls to gain power.  One of Dr. Holstein's recent short films, 'The Truth - A Short Film' uses the selfie concept to paint a portrait of a young girl. The new short film shows us how the girl attempts to deal with life changing problems, concerns, challenges and issues all young girls face. The result is an eye-opening, in-depth exploration of her life, giving the viewer the distinct impression that they have been somehow magically embedded into that life. If the selfie concept were be transformed into an art form, 'The Truth' would be the result. This film premiered at the Garden State Film Festival and its song, 'On The Edge of Something New' won the award as the best pop song of 2016.

The short two minute film by Dr. Holstein, 'The Truth, A Short Short Film', premiered at FilmOneFest in July. The film was chosen as an Official Selection in the Chain Film Festival held in Manhattan on August 13, 2016. The film was also selected by the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival (JCITFF), and was shown on Saturday, November 5 2016 at the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival.

'The Truth, a Short Film', a longer 16 minute portrayal of a girl growing up, was officially selected for the Golden Door International Film Festival held in September 2016. The Rahway International Film Festival chose the 2 minute version as an Official Selection.

Dr. Holstein's entire body of work is great for parents, grandparents, older siblings and teachers to establish lines of communication with the tweens and teens in their lives. Her books have received numerous awards. A recent review of Dr. Holstein's book, 'Secrets', stated, "This book should ideally be stocked in the home libraries of families with children and in school libraries worldwide."

'The Truth' focuses on how teens communicate their deepest needs. A trailer from her new short film, 'The Truth', an Official Choice of the Garden State Film Festival, is available at www.thetruthforgirls.com.  The trailer captures the world of technology and its public nature with the intense needs of a young girl to share her most private and most intimate thoughts, feelings, ideas and secrets.

A sequel to 'The Truth',  'Falling in Love, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film', staring Megan Brown, has just finished production. In this first film, which will someday be part of  a trilogy, based on 'Secrets, Diary of a Gutsy Teen', a girl shares her feelings and emotions, and pain as she falls in love, making Selfie Videos of herself.  Whether these are another form of the old fashioned diary, or whether she is reaching out to a stranger is unclear.  What is clear is her need to find someone or some place where she can share her longings and her hunger to find a home for her intense emotions. She needs to be understood, and to find peace of mind as she works her way through the adolescent storms. Dr. Holstein has already submitted for consideration 'Falling in Love, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film' to several film festivals including Garden State Film Festival and Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona.

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 books are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all other online retailers. More information is available at her website at http://www.TheTruthForGirls.com.

Profile:

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for happiness. Dr. Holstein's Enchanted Self website, www.enchantedself.com, was just included as one of the best websites in positive psychology. 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.

Contact:

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
170 Morris Ave.,
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
drbarbara@enchantedself.com
732-571-1200
http://www.newshortfilmthetruth.com
http://www.thetruthforgirls.com

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Give The Gift Of Miracles For Christmas - Award Winning Author Donna Louis Explores Miracles In 'Miracles Of Direction'

Louis' book is an in-depth study of some of Christianity's most well-documented miracles.

The Christmas story, the Nativity and the stories surrounding the birth of Jesus are most likely the most well known examples of miracles in the world. While nearly everyone in the world is aware of these miracles, they are not the only miracles presented in the Bible.

'Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision, and Miracles of Purpose' by award winning author Donna Louis is a Christian book that delves into Biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth and cross references with miracles that take place on a daily basis now in the 21st century.

She breaks these miracles down into four categories and presents example of each, taken directly from the Bible.

Louis knows the subject of miracles well, as she has personally experienced three miracles. As the result of those life-altering experiences, she began an in-depth study of some of Christianity's most well-documented miracles. In her book, she attempts to expand upon and explain both the purpose and the direction of those miracles.

In that Christmas is the time of miracles, the book is an ideal Christmas gift for anyone who hopes to draw closer to God, or wants to explore how miracles and angels affect us here on Earth.

"Christmas can be one of the greatest times of the year, full of wonders and miracles," Louis stated. Christmas is the celebration of Christ, which reveals to us the love of the supernatural God who visits His people with signs and wonders. Christmas reminds us that we can expect the Lord to move in our lives in a supernatural way at exactly the right time.

"Christmas not only shows us God’s supernatural timing, but also how he weaves signs, wonders, and miracles into everyday life as He fulfills His promises. The birth of Jesus Christ is a fulfillment of God’s promise to His people to send a Savoir. It is also at Christmas time that we can be a miracle to someone the same way we are expecting miracles to come to us. The gift of this book can start to create miracles in someone else’s life.

"It is also at Christmas time that we can be a miracle to someone the same way we are expecting miracles to come to us. The gift of this book can start to create miracles in someone else’s life."

Louis was just chosen as a winner in the 2016 '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' awards contest for the second year in a row. 'Miracles' has also received rave reviews from readers. One review called it "amazing, uplifting and inspirational". Another stated, "I was profoundly impressed by the writing."

Donna Louis is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at louistolouis@aol.com. More information is available at her website. ‘Miracles Of Direction’ is available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at her website at http://www.miraclebook.net.

About Donna Louis:

Donna Louis is happily married to her husband of 30 years Patrick Louis and currently resides in Florida. She lives to accomplish the task that God created her for and on a daily basis to follow Proverbs 3:5-6. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Contact:

Donna Louis
donnalouisgodsmessenger@aol.com
http://www.miraclebook.net

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of December 19, 2016

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 December 19, 2016. 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 December 19, 2016 On The Authors Show:

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Rosemary Gard
Brian A. McLaughlin
Eleze "Lisa" Thomas McMillan
Steve Snyder
Tom Davis
Martha Du'Sage
David Broderick
Jim Dilyard
Rico Austin
Gwen Mayo
Puneet Mathur
Alan Noble
Virginia Frusteri Sollars
Roxanne Bland

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, December 16, 2016

JB Michaels, Author of Holiday Book Series 'The Tannenbaum Tailors', Announces Special Holiday Pricing

'The Tannenbaum Tailors' combines holiday themes with action and thrills. Two books from the series will be available at special pricing from December 18 to December 25

JB Michaels, author of 'The Tannenbaum Tailors' series of holiday books has announced special pricing on two of the books for the holiday season. 'The Tannenbaum Tailors' series is wholly original, unique, and thrilling. It is an incredible holiday series that will take readers on an epic adventure of heart and humor with a Christmas theme. The series deftly combines holiday cheer with action and thrills. Two of the books in the series have been discounted during the holiday season.

The Tannenbaum Tailors and the Secret Snowball: They are the Tannenbaum Tailors: elves charged with maintaining Christmas trees in homes around the world.

Without the Tailors’ efforts, families might lose their Christmas spirit. And this year, one team of Tailors will be tested like never before.

With the North Pole itself under attack, newly promoted Captain Brendan is assigned a special mission: conceal the source of Santa’s power within a Christmas tree in Chicago. On Christmas Eve, Santa will pick it up.

The job would be simple, but the Tailors find themselves facing a serious threat. The thieving Spiritless elves, already responsible for sabotaging the North Pole Home Tree, will do anything to gain control of the very thing that makes Christmas possible.

Equally bad, Christmas spirit is at an all-time low in the Chicago home where Brendan’s assigned.

The family’s mother even wants to take the tree down before Christmas Eve! To save Christmas, Captain Brendan and his Tailors will have to use every spirit-raising trick they know and possibly even bend a few rules to pull it off.

The Tannenbaum Tailors and the Brethren of the Saints: In this sequel to The Tannenbaum Tailors and the Secret Snowball, the Spiritless seek revenge for Captain Brendan tricking them into thinking they had the Secret Snowball in their possession.

This epic and spirited tale starts out two thousand years ago, when three bearded men—the Brethren of the Saints—plant a sparkling pinecone that will become the Home Tree, the center of the Tailor nation. They then continue on their journey to deliver gifts to a very special newborn child…

Flash forward to the 1980s, the battle between the Spiritless and the Tailors rages. Captain Brendan is imprisoned for telling a human boy about the Tailors, so the rest of the gang continue his search for Number One, the evil Spiritless leader. And Tonto mysteriously disappears…

Jane and Coco are sent on a mission to the South Pole, but Jane is captured, Santa’s been kidnapped, and it’s up to Coco to get help back at the North Pole.

Get ready for a reindeer ride that culminates in a battle in Santa’s bedroom amid the coal-flinging Spiritless. Oh—and don’t forget the Home Tree. It’s been poisoned. Is Christmas doomed?

In this fun-filled and crazy Christmas adventure, anything is possible!

The ebook version of The Tannenbaum Tailors and the Brethren of the Saints will be available from December 18th to December 25th for 99 cents.

The Tannenbaum Tailors and the Secret Snowball will be offered at no charge from December 18th to December 21st.

JB Michaels is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at jbmichaels11@gmail.com. All of his books are available at Amazon. More information is available at his website at http://www.mistermichaels.com.

About J.B. Michaels:

JB Michaels, a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, has written stories since he was in fourth grade. He is a history teacher who loves his job and teaches his students that they don't have to do just one thing their whole lives. You can have many dreams and you can make those dreams come true.

Married and with a son, Michaels has a great love of family. He has two sequels recounting the further adventures of the Tannenbaum Tailors ready for publication. The Order of St. Michael: A Bud Hutchins Thriller is JB's first Young Adult book.

Contact:

JB Michaels
jbmichaels11@gmail.com
http://www.mistermichaels.com

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Steve Snyder, Author Of ‘Shot Down’, Named As One Of ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ For 2016

Steve Snyder was picked from a field of hundreds of authors who appeared on The Authors Show. His book, entitled 'Shot Down', has received 21 industry awards. Snyder's father was shot down over Europe during WWII. 'Shot Down' is a dramatic retelling of the stories surrounding that event

Steve Snyder, author of ‘Shot Down’, has been named as one of ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ in the 2016 Book Awards Contest. Snyder was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process. 'Shot Down' is the story of Snyder's father, who was shot down in a B17 bomber, the 'Susan Ruth', over Europe during WWII. He evaded capture and was missing in action for seven months.

The hardcover version of 'Shot Down' has more than 200 time period photographs of the people who were involved and the places where their stories took place. The eBook has 24 photos. The book also contains letters and documents that were exchanged before and after the Susan Ruth was shot down. The book is an ideal holiday gift for anyone who has an interest in military history, World War II, or especially the air war over Europe.

'Shot Down' has received numerous other high profile industry awards. These include:

2016 Shelf Unbound Magazine Top 100 Notable Books - Best Indie Book Competition
2016 National Indie Excellence Awards - Winner - History - US
2016 National Indie Excellence Awards - Winner - Military Non-Fiction
2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards - Winner Non-Fiction Military
2016 Global Ebook Awards - Silver Medal Winner Non-Fiction Military
2015 Books and Authors Book of the Year  - Winner Non-Fiction Military
2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Winner Military
2015 International Book Awards - Winner History: General
2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards - Gold Medal Winner Non-Fiction Historical
2015 Kindle Book Awards - Finalist Non-Fiction
2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Finalist Historical Non-fiction
2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards - Silver Medalist History (U.S.)
2015 Independent Author Network (IAN) Book of the Year Awards - Outstanding Non-Fiction (General)
2015 Independent Author Network (IAN) Book of the Year Awards - Second Place Winner
2015 NABE Spring Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards - Best Books Military
2015 Nonfiction Book Awards - Bronze Medal
2015 eLit Awards - Gold Medal History
2014 Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards - Finalist War & Military
2014 USA Best Book Awards - Finalist History: General
2014 USA Best Book Awards - Finalist History: Military
2014 Southern California Book Festival - Honorable Mention General Non-Fiction

Reviewers have praised 'Shot Down'. Publishers Weekly stated, "This is a great introduction to the history of the U.S. air war in Europe, humanized by the experience of a single bomber crew." The European Center of Military History said, "Steve Snyder has reached a level of scholarship few amateur historians achieve." Foreword Reviews called it a "masterful book." Midwest Book Review called it "An inherently fascinating and deftly written account."

Steve Snyder is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at steve@stevesnyderauthor.com. ‘Shot Down’ is available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at his website at http://www.stevesnyderauthor.com.

Profile:

Steve Snyder retired from VSP in 2009 after 36 years in national sales and sales management, He began his quest to know everything possible about the World War II experiences of his father, pilot Howard Snyder, and his crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth.  Gradually, it became his passion and resulted in 'Shot Down'. He belongs to numerous World War II associations and is president of the 306th Bomb Group Historical Association.

Contact:

Steve Snyder
http://www.stevesnyderauthor.com
steve@stevesnyderauthor.com

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Dr Nicole, Author Of Children's Book ‘Strike At Charles' Farm’, Named As One Of ‘2016-50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’

Dr. Nicole was picked from a field of hundreds of authors who appeared on The Authors Show. Dr. Nicole is a multi-award and best-selling author, based in Quebec. She writes children’s books that educate, inspire and teach valuable life lessons.

Dr. Nicole, author of the bilingual picture books ‘Strike at Charles' Farm/Grève à la ferme de Charles’, 'Are You Eating My Lunch?/Manges-tu mon lunch?', and a number of other books has been named as a winner in the ’2016 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards. Dr. Nicole was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process.

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. For her, if a child can master the art of critical thinking, nearly everything else falls into place.

"My 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. Writing children’s books is a way for me to give back and be a positive source to the community. I have dedicated my life to changing the world one reader at a time. I am proud to know that readers liked my essay and voted for me."

As it appears in her website www.DrNicoleBook.com, in the last 2 years, Dr. Nicole’s books have won numerous international awards.

Dr. Nicole 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 Céline Dion’s mother. The Maman Dion Foundation is an educational foundation that provides support to underprivileged children in the form of clothing, eyewear and school supplies.

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 any of her books are available for University teachers, journalists and members of the media who provide email, website, mail address and phone number.

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 info@drnicolebook.com. 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.DrNicolebook.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.

Contact:

Dr. Nicole
info@DrNicolebook.com
http://www.DrNicolebook.com

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

David Broderick, Author Of ‘'The Christ Centered Life'’ Chosen As Winner In 2016 '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Book Awards

His book, 'The Christ-Centered Life: Deep Calls To Deep' is both simple and yet profound. It is that heaven is the presence of Christ — a presence that can be experienced right here, right now

David Broderick, author of ''The Christ Centered Life' has been chosen as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' in the 2016 Book Awards program. Broderick was chosen as the result of his appearance on The Authors Show Radio, and was chosen through a public voting process based on an essay provided by the author.

Many sincere Christians are frustrated.  Happiness and Heaven seem too far away in time and out of reach. Heaven is not a place and it is not in the future. Heaven is the presence of Christ -- a presence that can be experienced right here, right now. David Broderick starts from the point where others finish and leads readers to the same goal, following a path that is deeper and more real. He makes the path to Christ-centeredness available to everyone, right here, right now. Christ is for now, not just for heaven.

“I wrote this book to make in-depth Christ-centered teaching available to everyone who wanted to know Christ at a deeper and more intimate level. It is written in plain language so that anyone can access the content. Yet, at the same time, it is deep teaching that will feed the souls that are hungry to know Christ more and more day by day.”

Unlike many other Christian books, ‘The Christ Centered Life: Deep Calls To Deep’ shows how to begin the journey to becoming Christ-centered and then how to daily live life from the Christ-centered worldview. This is a radically different way to live than many Christians have experienced.

The book is deep but practical in pointing the way to Christ-centered living. It contains no theological language and is for everyone who wants to know Christ in a deeper way. Depth of relationship with Christ is for everyone.

The starting point of the book is both simple and yet profound. It is that heaven is the presence of Christ — a presence that can be experienced right here, right now. The book begins from the point where others often finish and it leads readers to the goal of a continual lifestyle of intimacy with Christ, but it follows a path that is deeper and more real.

David Broderick is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at david.broderick@thechrist-centeredlife.com. All of his books are available in print and ebook format at Amazon, bookstores and online sellers. More information is available at Broderick's website at http://www.thechrist-centeredlife.com.

About David Broderick:

David Broderick is a Scottish Baptist pastor and the author of the “Christ-Centered Life” book series, as well as the forthcoming “The Hill of the Lord” series of books. David’s first book was “The Christ-Centered Life: Deep Calls To Deep” that was self-published in May 2013.

From 2003 to 2012, David was pastor of a church in Currie, south-west Edinburgh. David is now based in City Gates Baptist Church in Edinburgh, where he is involved in many areas of the church’s life, including discipleship and small group leading.is a mature Baptist pastor living in Scotland and is currently based in City Gates Baptist Church in Edinburgh where he is involved in teaching, discipleship, small group leadership and pastoral care. David has been a Christian for many decades and entered pastoral ministry in 1999 at the age of fifty-one.

Contact:

David Broderick
http://www.thechrist-centeredlife.com
david.broderick@thechrist-centeredlife.com

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Angels And Miracles - Donna Louis, Multi-Award Winning Author, Explores Miracles In 'Miracles Of Direction'

Louis' book is an in-depth study of some of Christianity's most well-documented miracles.

Though we don't often experience miracles or angels directly, the proof is there. In 2006, Bob Van Natta was crushed by a 10,000 lb. truck which fell on him as he was repairing the truck. The axle nearly cut his body in two.

During the experience his spirit left his body and he experienced a state of total peace as he looked down on his body from above. On each side of his body he saw a glowing angel, both of whom appeared to be working on his body. The experience lasted approximately 40 minutes. His spirit suddenly returned to his body and he began to experience intense pain. As the result of the injury, five of his arteries were severed. The first miracle was that he survived.

Due to the injury, nearly all of Van Natta's intestines were removed. He now found himself in danger of starving to death as he was down to only three feet of intestine. After a prayer session, Van Natta's intestines miraculously grew in length. After some tests it was shown that his intestines had indeed spontaneously grown in length. This case is unusual in that it involves medical proof.

"People love Angels," Louis stated. "Angels have captivated the imaginations of men since before the birth of Christ. In an age with much disdain for that which is not physically calculable Angels have maintained a remarkable place in modernity. Angels are the virtuous and able creatures who guide and protect us in our weakness. They are the heroes we wish we could be."

Louis knows the subject of miracles well, as she has personally experienced three miracles. As the result of those life-altering experiences, she began an in-depth study of some of Christianity's most well-documented miracles. In her book, she attempts to expand upon and explain both the purpose and the direction of those miracles. 'Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision and Miracles of Purpose' explores biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth. She then references with miracles that take place on a daily basis in the modern world. She separates these miracles into four categories and presents insightful example of each type, taken directly from the Bible.

The book is an ideal Christmas gift for anyone who hopes to draw closer to God, or wants to explore how miracles and angels affect us here on Earth.

Louis was just chosen as a winner in the 2016 '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' awards contest for the second year in a row. 'Miracles' has also received rave reviews from readers. One review called it "amazing, uplifting and inspirational". Another stated, "I was profoundly impressed by the writing."

Donna Louis is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at louistolouis@aol.com. More information is available at her website. ‘Miracles Of Direction’ is available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at her website at http://www.miraclebook.net.

About Donna Louis:

Donna Louis is happily married to her husband of 30 years Patrick Louis and currently resides in Florida. She lives to accomplish the task that God created her for and on a daily basis to follow Proverbs 3:5-6. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Contact:

Donna Louis
donnalouisgodsmessenger@aol.com
http://www.miraclebook.net

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Multi-Award Winning Author Dana Lyons Announces Epic Paranormal Time Travel Novel, 'Heart Of The Druae'

Lyons brings readers stories no one else could write. Her books feature quantum level adventures that combine science with spirituality. Stonehenge, an ancient love, time travel, and reincarnation form the cornerstones of the story presented in 'Heart Of The Druae'.

Multi-award winning author Dana Lyons has announced a recent epic paranormal time travel release, 'Heart Of The Druae'.

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.

For lone-wolf archeologist Eric Beck, love has always been out of reach–a part of him he knew was missing–yet he never knew where to look. But on an unexplored hill near Stonehenge, something calls to him . . . someone calls to him. And on that day of the summer solstice, his entire existence changes.

To love him would set an unthinkable destiny in motion.

She was Aydyn. Powerful. Beautiful. Druae. Living long before Eric’s time, she was bound by sacred duty to see through a prophecy that could mean the end of her people. With Eric’s arrival through the stone circle, a passion is unleashed–a love written in the stars by destiny, and designed to reveal the fate of the Druae.

"Is love powerful enough to draw you through time? I explore that possibility with Heart of the Druae," said Lyons. "What I love about Druae is the world building, not just the physical and the visual, but the emotional and spiritual world of a people who lived long before modern times. Who were they? How did they live? What was important to them? And, as I've been told, my readers especially appreciate those heated love scenes."

Dana Lyons' books have received rave reviews posted on line. One review for 'Heart of the Druae' said, "A real page-turner, Heart of the Druae captures the imagination, and soon after, captures the heart. I fell in love with these characters and the impossible difficulties they faced for love."

Another said, "This book is one of the most powerful and romantic love stories I have read in a long time. The descriptions of Romance with a whisper, a touch and a word are eloquently written."

Another said, "Heart of the Druae transcends space and time and reaches for what is best in all of us. To simply classify it as a "romance novel" is to miss the profound message woven through the fabric of the book."

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 also includes:

'The Road to Babylon', a paranormal thriller revolving around a power so secret, even its possessor had been unaware and a prophecy so ancient, the world had long forgotten it.

'A Love Reborn', a modern tale of ancient love, magic and betrayal.

'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 author.danalyons@yahoo.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.

Profile:

Dana Lyons lives with her husband and cats in the mountains of western North Carolina. She has been writing since 2002.

Contact:

Dana Lyons
author.danalyons@yahoo.com
http://www.ParanormalRomanceBookAuthor.com

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New 5 Star Romantic Fiction Novel, 'Willow's Walk', By Canadian Romantic Fiction Author Rusty Blackwood, Discounted For Holidays

Blackwood's latest 5 star romance novel, 'Willow’s Walk', follows 'Passions In Paris', a romantic fiction novel written in the tradition of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and 'What Dreams May Come'

Canadian Indie romantic fiction novelist Rusty Blackwood has announced that the ebook version of 'Willow's Walk' will be discounted for the holiday season on December 15 from 6am to 11pm EST.

The new romantic fiction novel is unique in that it addresses the dangers of social media within the context of a romantic fiction story line. Social media sites can sometimes be wonderful places to form new relationships. They are also fraught with danger for the unsuspecting. There is no shortage of real-world news stories about relationships that began on a social media site and ended in tragedy. While most of us approach these kinds of situations with caution, that is not the case for everybody. Blackwood uses this concept as one focal point of the story.  A mature woman / younger man relationship that begins in an Internet chat room leads to real trouble for Willow Sutherland-Crosby, the protagonist of the story.

'Willow's Walk', follows the release of 'Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary'. Her first romantic fiction novel is a sweeping saga written in the tradition of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and 'What Dreams May Come'. It has been compared to Erich Segal's 'Love Story' and Nicholas Sparks' 'The Notebook'.

Willow's Walk' is a gripping new tale, certain to hold readers captive from the very first page. Set in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Canada in 2003, this touching story centers on the life and times of a woman determined to prevail at all costs, regardless of what is set before her, the result of which is certain to leave the reader reeling in its wake.

The path each person walks is entirely their own. The pitfalls along that path, as well as the way in which they are dealt with are entirely up to the individual. But Willow Sutherland-Crosby walks a far-different path, and with her own agenda.

Abuse, deception, intrigue, and a never ending quest for happiness and love - will she find these, or will her blind determination be her downfall?

"I am most proud of my newest romantic fiction drama, 'Willow's Walk,' and extremely pleased to offer it at a very special discounted price on December 15th. at Amazon.com," stated Rusty Blackwood. "This generous offer allows a fantastic chance to download this riveting story for one's self, or as a gift for that certain someone that loves a great read." Miss Blackwood further stated, "Christmas is a wonderful time to come together, sharing love, friendship, and good cheer, and it is my wish that each of my readers enjoy the very best of this joyous season."

'Willow's Walk' has received a number of 5 star reviews from professional reviewers. Maria Beltran stated, "I highly recommend this book." Gisela Dixon said, “I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the life of a person presented in such a wonderful manner." Another said, "Brutally honest. I was touched by the bittersweet conclusion that sometimes purpose and happiness are only found through great tragedy ..."

'Passions in Paris' has also received rave reviews. Linkk Kula Kane said, "Passions in Paris I think stands its ground with these other powerful romantic stories like 'The Notebook' by Nicolas Sparks." Reader Fred Pifer stated that “'Passions', is a fascinating book of a love story that seemed to be written with me in mind. In the book 'Love Story' by Erich Segal, he told of a deep abiding love story that reminds me of Cullen and Joy’s in Ms. Blackwood’s book, but the twists of intrigue and mystery that she adds keeps the reader on edge throughout."

Information on the new romantic fiction release, including a new book trailer, is available at Blackwood's site on the 'Willow' page. Readers can download paperback and Kindle versions of both books at Amazon sites worldwide, including Amazon.ca. The ebook version will be discounted on Amazon from 6am to 11pm EST on December 15, 2016.

Rusty Blackwood is available for interview in the Toronto and Niagara areas and can be reached using the information below or by email at writerrusty@hotmail.ca. More information is available at her website at http://www.rusty-blackwood.com.

Profile:

Rusty Blackwood is a prolific Indie author of romantic fiction, short story comedies, contemporary and traditional poetry and children's books. Her first love is romantic fiction, but she crosses genres with ease.

Contact:

Rusty Blackwood
Web: http://www.Rusty-Blackwood.com
Email: writerrusty@hotmail.ca

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of December 12, 2016

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 December 12, 2016. 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 December 12, 2016 On The Authors Show:

Donna Louis
R. G. Bud Phelps
Brian Wilkerson
Trillian Anderson
Jo-Marie
Linda Maria Frank
Mikael Carlson
Stephanie Austin Edwards
Anita A. Caruso
Andre Boyce
Ken Dye
Stephan A. Silva
Pat Chalfant
Daniel D. Corner
Jennifer Burrows
Kristi Burchfiel
J.K. Norry

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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Saturday, December 10, 2016

K-lee Starland, Author Of ‘The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza’, Named As Finalist In ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards

K-lee Starland was picked from a field of hundreds of authors. Her book, entitled ‘The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza’, is a fictional account of a group of mafia women determined to fight child trafficking.

K-lee Starland, PhD., author of ‘The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza’, has been named as a finalist in the ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards Contest. Starland was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process. ‘The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza’ is the story of a group of mafia women who join together to rescue the girls their husbands transport in to sell.

In the story line of the book, the lines between family, duty, and honor are dangerously blurred. The 1950s find mafia boss Don Amato Rizoso determined to enter the lucrative human trafficking business. The only thing standing in his way? Loretta, Mary, Doris, Georgiana, and Meredith — the wives of Don Amato’s most loyal and effective underlings.

In the egregious absence of any federal laws or Immigration Customs Enforcement task force, these five wives are forced to go head-to-head with San Leandro’s most corrupt group of players. Even as they desperately attempt to keep their identities a secret in order to protect all that is dear to them, these powerful women form their own group to rescue the victims of modern-day slavery.

But if they thought things would get easier as they adjusted to this life of vigilante justice, they were dead wrong. Mass slaughter, forbidden love, and a son whose secret threatens his life prove that fighting for what they believe in is anything but easy.

From Cambodia to Phoenix to Kiev to Los Angeles, the La Gran Sorellanza women embark on a mission that spans the globe.

“The trafficking of children is a two billion dollar illegal slavery business. I wrote this book in order to bring awareness of this travesty in a way that is enjoyable, informative and palatable to the reader. Greater awareness leads to greater action to end child exploitation.”

Starland's book is a winner of the 2016 Beverly Hills International Book Awards. In addition, The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza has received rave reviews. In a recent Readers Favorite review, Gisela Dixon said, "The writing is strong, powerful, and quite inspiring. I hope books such as these bring basic human rights issues to light and place them at the forefront of discussions. A great read!  A recent Amazon review stated, “Fascinating story, strong female characters and a story that will open your eyes to the HUGE problem of human trafficking.” Another said, "Gripping plot. Easy to read and comprehend the magnitude and brutality of the human trafficking problem."

Other books by K-lee Starland include 'Your International Human Rights: How They Apply In Your Daily Life', 'Quantum Harmonics: The Evolution of Energy for Optimal Health and Healing', 'Higher Level Healing: A Bird’s Song', and 'Changing The Rules: The Resurgence of the Feminine'.

K-lee Starland is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at k-lee@k-leestarland.org. ‘The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza’ is available at online retail book outlets. Both her book and CD sets are available on Starland's website at http://www.k-leestarland.org.

About K-lee Starland:

K-lee Starland works as an international human rights author and advisor to numerous governments and NGOs. Her interest in finding solutions to human trafficking is ongoing.  Her interests include Rights of the Child, Women’s Rights, writing, hiking, and reading. She is currently working on a novel, 'A Moment of Clarity', addressing the art of scamming through fraud and murder.

Contact:

K-lee Starland
http://www.k-leestarland.org
k-lee@k-leestarland.org

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Certainty About The Afterlife Eliminates The Fear In One's Life Today - Brian McLaughlin, TV Host, NDE Expert And Author of 'A Flight Without Wings' Announces Events

McLaughlin's book about his NDE details his totally unique near death experience. It is raw and it's real. There is no embellishment, no preaching and no hidden agenda

All human beings experience fear. However it is fear that lies at the very core of every negative mind state. So, if fear is eliminated, can that help us overcome those negative mind states? Is that even possible? Brian McLaughlin, NDE expert, TV host and author of 'A Flight Without Wings', believes it is possible.

The list of things we fear is endless. There are the almost universal fears of sickness, old age and death. We fear changes in our relationships with other people, other countries, other races and other philosophies. Some of us are afraid of the big movements in the stock market, big money, big pharma or big government, large dogs, small snakes, tiny germs, viruses or bacteria. A spot on our nose. A pain in the chest. Our own thoughts.

If we could overcome our fear of all of those things, how would we view our lives? What if fear did not exist? How would our lives change? What if we knew, conclusively and beyond any doubt, that there is no reason to fear - anything at all? Many of us would call that "heaven". That is precisely the message Brian McLaughlin, author of 'A Flight Without Wings' offers to his audience. His message is not hopeful. It offers no room for uncertainty. His message is based in certainty and fact. It is a message that everyone needs to hear, as his simple message holds the power to change the world and everyone and everything in it.

Brian McLaughlin shows us clearly in his book how we can experience a life filled with peace in the midst of discord. We can find freedom from fear when faced with uncertainty. We can overcome any form of anxiety, even while facing down threats from within and without. Depression, despair and dismay can easily be transformed into peace, confidence, contentment and joy in one single stroke. What is this most powerful concept that will allow us achieve these states?

The key is to accept that the afterlife really does exist - without question. This has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with truth. While the afterlife cannot be proven using a scientific method based in the physical, it can be proven through one's experience. McLaughlin is one of very few people who have had that experience. He speaks from that experience and his readers and audiences reap the benefits.

A Flight Without Wings' offers readers a look at the near death experience from an unbiased point of view. It is the presentation of the material that sets this book apart from the other books about the near death experience. It is raw and it's real. There is no embellishment and no hidden agenda. While his book has a spiritual flavor certainly, there is no preaching and no religious messages. It is his near-death experience, just as it happened.

McLaughlin's experience changed the course of his life forever.  It instilled in him what we all seek - certainty about life after death. And with that a peace of  mind that can never be shaken, nor can it be doubted. His near death experience brought a sense of clarity. It brought a sense of real, lasting peace. He now knows with certainty that we exist forever. It is that simple message he brings to his audience, both through his book and at his speaking engagements and in his media appearances.

McLaughlin stated in a recent interview:  “It was a pleasure to read a review from a reader who dismissed the small literary mistakes I made in an attempt to appear honest and transparent. After all, the most important part of non-fiction would be accuracy.
Beyond that, presenting believable honesty in a comfortable way was my goal. That convincing came from jumping back and forth on a timeline much the same as a conversation might. It is difficult to summon every nuance in the first go around.”

Brian serves as co-host of the Chapters Rap Show on MadhouseTV.com, an Internet television show that is broadcast worldwide. He uses this forum to showcase people who make a difference. He recently interviewed Emily Rachael, a singer confined to a wheelchair who is involved with the training and placement of service dogs. She is truly an inspiration to all that encounter her.  Upcoming interviews include members of the Job Corp., discussing well kept secrets for young people looking for a direction in life, and how to find help and support to accomplish their dreams.

Brian was chosen as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' in 2015. He has again been chosen as a finalist in the 2016 '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' awards. Reviews of 'A Flight Without Wings' have been overwhelmingly positive. Dr. Penny Sartori, author of 'The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences', said "This book will help others who have had an NDE to make sense of their experience and will also help those close to someone who has had an NDE because NDEs affect close family members and friends too."

Jack Magnus, a reviewer with Readers Favorite, called the book a "well written and moving memoir that neither delves into the fanciful or dogmatic,...”  "…Well worth reading, and is highly recommended." Another stated, "Being a mother who lost her only child I found it to be a great comfort to me." Another said, "I have read many accounts such as these, but this beautifully written account simply touched my heart in ways that previous ones have not."

Mark Feuerstein, Actor (Royal Pains, USA Network) wrote: “I have read it and I think it’s an inspiring tale of deep insight and so personal and yet so universal . . . such profound perspective.”

Recently a reader posted this review on Amazon: 5 Stars -"Good Book,  Meaningful"

"As some of the other reviewers pointed out, the writing isn’t the best as it is repetitive  at times and bounces around a little, however this is not a novel.  This is a guy sharing his near death account and other lessons that he learned in his life.  He is trying to help people with real life issues rather than create a written masterpiece.  At no time in the book was I lost or  confused about what he was saying; it may  read a little rough, but is certainly acceptable writing. I also want add that the fact the book wasn’t filled with over elaborate details indicates a honesty in what the author is saying.

"I have read many books on the subject and I did truly enjoy this one.  While a lot of the book doesn’t have to do with the Near Death Experience itself,  I felt that I gained something and I was kept intrigued throughout all of the book.  The Near Death Experience itself was very interesting and I very much enjoyed reading about it."

Brian McLaughlin is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at bamplaya@msn.com. 'A Flight Without Wings' is available at Amazon, Payhip and other book retailers. Those who wish to read his entry and vote in this year's '50 Great Writers' awards can do so at http://www.theauthorsshow.com. More information is available on his website at: http://www.BrianMcLaughlinBooks.com.

About Brian McLaughlin:

Brian McLaughlin is the award-winning author of 'A Flight Without Wings'. In his inspirational book, Brian vividly depicts his journey into Heaven and his following return to life caused by a massive head trauma sustained while vacationing in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico twenty-one years ago.

Contact:

Brian McLaughlin
bamplaya@msn.com
http://www.brianmclaughlinbooks.com

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Author Sid Nachman Announces Free Ebook Download Of 'Bipolar Me', Great Resource For Patients And Caregivers

Nachman was the first person in the US to be diagnosed and successfully treated for bipolarism over 50 years ago. Sid writes engaging nonfiction books that revolve around his experiences growing up in Philadelphia

Sid Nachman has announced that 'Bipolar Me' is available for download for Amazon Prime members and Kindle Unlimited subscribers during the Holiday season. The book is a great resource for sufferers of bipolarism and those who work with individuals who suffer from bipolarism and related conditions.

Sid Nachman was the first person in the US to have been successfully treated for bipolarism over 50 years ago. 'Bipolar Me' provides a penetrating glimpse into the day-to-day experience of a man who dealt with a condition for which there was no name at the time - a time when such chemical imbalances might be diagnosed as a form of schizophrenia and could be treated with electric shock treatment or end up with the sufferer being locked away.

'Bipolar Me' is a wild ride of a story that has garnered high praise from readers and reviewers alike. Sid's no-holds-barred writing style and deft storytelling, combined with his own style of acerbic wit, takes readers on a trip through his life and his mind. It is filled with hilarious stories that show us that life is just plain good. BookLover USA said that the book is "A roller coaster ride through the mind of one of the funniest and endearing story-tellers of his generation." It is a highly entertaining memoir that allows readers to take a ride with Sid into the unfettered mind of a bipolar boy who never grows up until his hair turns white. Readers will get to see his world in black and white and vivid color and will feel what he feels when he feels like he weighs three thousand pounds and a minute later can leap over tall buildings. Sid's life is a life gone wild that settles down when it’s almost too late.

"Besides being a legacy for my kids I wrote this book to share my own personal life lesson with anyone who thinks being bipolar is the end of their world," Nachman stated.  "This disorder is a blessing in disguise. If you get past feeling sorry for yourself, grit your teeth and let God hold your hand, you will come out of this storm a better person."

Sid Nachman is also the author of 'Strictly For Seniors' - a nonfiction work of short stories about what happened to Sid "after breakfast on Delancey Street" in West Philly during the 30’s and 40’s when his Mom gave him a big hug and kiss and sent him on his way.  Sid had great fun, survived bullying by hitting the bigger boys about the head with his violin case and developed his own singular brand of “street smarts".

Both of Nachman's books have received fantastic reviews. One stated, "Like James Joyce, Sid Nachman can take the ordinary and turn it into magic with a fluency that's imperceptible." Another said "Sid's stories touch the human soul with wit, charm and realism."

Sid Nachman is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at mollymax210@gmail.com. Both books are available at Amazon. The free Kindle ebook download is available for Amazon Prime members and Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Both Kindle and epub versions (for Nook and all other e-readers) of the book are available at Payhip at http://www.payhip.com/sidnachman. The Nook version is available at Barnes and Noble. More information, including samples from the books and recent interviews with The Authors Show, is available at his website at http://www.sidnachman.com.

About Sid Nachman:

Sid Nachman was the only child of immigrant parents from Russia and Germany who tried for 13 years to have him and were very tired from trying so hard. His initials are S.I.N. for Sidney Irving Nachman. He never found out if he was a sin or a joy. Sid resides in Florida with his wife, Linda and his golden retriever Molly and in spite of his big mouth is still loved by all.

Contact:

Sid Nachman
mollymax210@gmail.com
http://www.sidnachman.com

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of December 5, 2016

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 December 5, 2016. 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 December 5, 2016 On The Authors Show:

Kathy E. Dockett
Alan Noble
S. D. Moore 
Frances Fuller              
Rudi Raab and Julie Freestone
Janet S. Kleinman  
Clayton Graham
Donna Louis
Tina Martel
Gwen Mayo
Virginia Simpson
Mark Wayne Adams
Jane R. Wood
Kass Ghayouri

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, December 2, 2016

Time Travel Romance Writer Maxine Mansfield, Author Of ‘Time For A Highlander’, Is Finalist In ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards

This is the sixth book written by Mansfield. She was picked as a finalist from a field of hundreds of authors.

Maxine Mansfield was chosen as a finalist in the ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards Contest. Mansfield's ‘Time for a Highlander is an engaging time travel romance novel set in the backdrop of 1643 Scotland. Mansfield was chosen as a finalist from a field of hundreds of authors by public vote.

"I wrote Time for a Highlander because I believe there are times in everyone’s life when they’d love to have the chance for a do-over, a new start, or even a better ending to their Happily-Ever-After," Mansfield stated. "It’ s my hope that, for a little while anyway, this story pulls you right out of your day to day life and into what could’ve, should’ve, might’ve been." 

In the storyline of the book, forty-five-year-old history teacher Bethany Anne Anderson wasn't supposed to die on her dream vacation to Scotland. Someone else was supposed to rescue the child from the falling druid stone. But she's perfectly fine with moving on to the hereafter. She has loved ones waiting for her. Then Tobias Morie, better known as Fate, steps in. Her intervention has changed the future. Before she can move on, she must first help him correct one of his own mistakes. That's fine until she wakes up in 1643 in the body of twenty-year-old Lady Elspeth Frasier. Worse, she's engaged to the very handsome, very young, very virile Quinton MacLeod. But that's not all Fate demands. She must give the Highland laird the heir he’d originally been denied.
Quinton MacLeod loved once. He won't do it again, even if he had time for such nonsense. With the Highland lairds divided between loyalty to their beloved country and the English king, he seeks only peace—in his keep and in his heart. But raised in England and a ward of the enemy, his beautiful new wife has strange notions of education and cleanliness that cause chaos within both. There's also the matter of her very unlady-like views on the marriage bed, which, come to think of it, he's more than happy to overlook. If only he could trust her. Maxine Mansfield: Romantic fiction for all your happily-ever-afters.

Maxine's works have received rave reviews from readers. One Amazon review said, "Quinton is the perfect alpha hero." Another reviewer called the book the “best time-travel romance I've read recently”.

Maxine Mansfield is a prolific writer. Other books include "Tested by the Night, "Tamed by the Fire", Taken by the Passion", "Touched by the Magic" and "Tempted by the Storm".

Members of the public who want to vote for Maxine in the '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Book Awards can access her entry and vote at The Authors Show site at http://www.TheAuthorsShow.com. Maxine Mansfield is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at maxine-mansfield@hotmail.com. ‘Time For A Highlander’ is available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at her website at http://www.maxinemansfield.com.

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Maxine Mansfield writes fantasy, erotic romances, and fairytales for grownups. She lives in the far northern state of Alaska where the summer days are long and the winter nights even longer.

Contact:

Maxine Mansfield
http://www.maxinemansfield.com
maxine-mansfield@hotmail.com

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Effect Of Social Media On Sports Consumption - New Sports Book, 'How We Watch Sports', Released By Sports Analyst And Data Scientist Dan Voicescu

While most sports books center on athletes, tournaments, sports history or strategy, Voicescu's work centers on sports consumption via social media and digital media and how the new patterns of viewing, reading and commenting affect both sports fans and athletes.

Sports analyst and commentator Dan Voicescu has announced the release of a new book about sports and the media, 'How We Watch Sports: The Evolution of Fandom and Sports Consumption in the #postinternet Era'. Unlike other sports books, this sports book shows us how social media has changed the way we watch sports.

According to Voicescu, we now live in the Golden Age of sports consumption. Millions of people are tuning in to the Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup, and Olympics. Using the tools provided by digital and social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, fans converse and bond using the omnipresent coverage of teams and athletes like never before.

Social media has become the primary interaction channel between fans and the sports industry, the de facto home of breaking news and highlights, rendering the traditional television highlight show irrelevant. Using an unprecented level of access and insight available through social media, sports fans are now more plugged in to the intricacies of sports than ever before.

Voicescu digs deep to examine the new reality of sports media in this informative, humorous guide to the complicated relationship between fans and the sports they consume. How We Watch Sports also provides an overview of the different types of fans in our lives and why their consumption patterns matter. In this one of a kind sport book’s final section, Voicescu takes a glimpse into the future, examining the upcoming trends that will continue to change how fans interact with the teams they support as well as with other fellow fans via Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools.

“I wrote this book looking to create a comprehensive overview of all the dramatic shifts and disruptions in sports consumption patterns that have taken place over the last decade," Voicescu stated. "The book provides a frame of reference for sports fandom in the digital and social media age. Any sports fan looking to gain more insight into the gadgetry and tech advances available at our disposal and how these tools have affected sports consumption, stands to benefit from reading this book.

"Even though there are many online articles and 'think pieces' on the subject, this is the first in-depth, comprehensive examination of sports in the social media age in book format.

"Despite my data analytics background, I made a conscious effort to avoid writing a purely academic work. There is something for everyone in this book; from data patterns and trendlines that showcase how sports consumption has evolved, to the highly- satirized, humorous look at millenial sports fans and their consumption patterns.”

Voicescu's book about sports and social media garners a 100% 5 star rating on Amazon, and has garnered rave reviews from readers:

"This is an amazing read. Buy it, gift it, read it more than once. You won't be disappointed in this examination of society through a sports lover's eyes." – stated one review.

 “At first this book is entertaining, then it is interesting, and by the end intriguing” - another stated.

"Excellent 'must read' for all the people who like to watch sports."

Dan Voicescu is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at dvoicescu123@gmail.com.  'How We Watch Sports: The Evolution of Fandom and Sports Consumption in the #postinternet Era' is available at Amazon. More information is available at his website at http://www.howwewatchsports.com.

About Dan Voicescu:

Dan Voicescu is a data scientist, sports writer and keen observer of the evolving sports culture. In 'How We Watch Sports', he has combined his expertise in trend recognition with his passion for all different sports and their respective fan cultures. This book is a culmination of years of professional research and personal reflections on the world of sports.

Contact:

Dan Voicescu
dvoicescu123@gmail.com
http://www.howwewatchsports.com

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Rico Austin, Award-Winning Author Of ‘My Bad Tequila’, Named As Finalist In ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards

Rico Austin was picked from a field of hundreds of authors who appeared on The Authors Show. Rico Austin's book, entitled ‘My Bad Tequila’ details one man's epic journey across two continents and four countries with 50 years of adventure.

Rico Austin, author of ‘My Bad Tequila’, has been named as a finalist in the ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards Contest. His honors came as a result of his appearance on The Authors Show. Rico Austin was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process. ‘My Bad Tequila’ details one man's epic journey across two continents and four countries with 50 years of adventure. But 1986 changed everything forever, when one event devastated the lives of 19 students, three chaperones and one bus driver. Was it the tequila?

“I wrote this book," Austin stated, "because I had to purge myself of this fateful Spring Break trip of 1986. I felt the need to share the perils of binge drinking, engaging in irresponsible sex and what happens when college and high school students don’t think twice about what happens when bad decisions are made and acted upon.”

“Thinking about sending your ‘Kids’ to paradise unsupervised?  THINK AGAIN.” 

“You’ll see the true reflection of me when the tequila bottle is empty.” – Rico Austin

Austin has won numerous writing awards throughout his writing career:

Hollywood Book Festival - Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2011)
Readers Favorite Book Awards - Silver (Fiction - Mystery - General genre 2011)
Amazon eKindle - #1 Top Rated Kindle eBooks (Mexico Travel genre 2011)
"Five Parrots in a Palm Tree" - Superb Island Reading award 2011
#1 Book to Read, June 2011 - NY Professional Reviewer, Fran Lewis
Readers Favorite Book Awards - Finalist (Fiction - General genre 2011)
Arizona Authors Association - 3rd Place (Fiction Book of the Year 2011 - 2012)
London Book Festival - Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2012)
Los Angeles Book Festival - Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2011-2012)
New York Beach Book Festival - Honorable Mention (General Non-Fiction genre 2012)
New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards - Finalist (Fiction - Mystery genre 2012)
Bibliocracy.com - Author of the Month (June 2012)
Suspense Magazine - Review & Article (July 2012 issue)t
Book Town - February's Book of the Month (March 2013) 

Austin is also the author of a number of other books:

'In the Shadow of ELVIS, Perils of a Ghostwriter' - Autobiography, Memoir; This is the true story of how and when Rico met the legitimate, illegitimate son of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Mr. Elvis Presley. These are the trials and tribulations of ghostwriting John Dennis Smith's epic and incredible mystery of being adopted and discovering his birthright.

'ARIZONA Is Where I Live' - Children's book;  ARIZONA Is Where I Live is a masterful and learning display of the Sonoran Desert, the mountains, the lakes, the Grand Canyon and of the animals that make Arizona one of the most unique and interesting states in the Union.

'Son of the KING, an ELVIS Paradox Unveiled' - Biography; This biography is the true story of Elvis the King of Rock n' Roll and his legitimate, illegitimate son. This book explores the relationships of those closest to Elvis Presley and the influences each of them had that kept Elvis from claiming his first born John Smith Presley.

'MEXICO Got LUCKY' - Non Fiction;  Lucky, the most famous dog in all of Sonora, Mexico was dog napped on March 1st, 2014. Was it a prank gone bad by teenagers? Did it involve the ruthless, Sinaloa Drug Cartel, deadliest in the world? Or was it just a lowlife dog thief?

'Author, Artist & Anyone's Personal Marketing Guide: Financial Success with 11 Proven Promotions Including Blogs & Social Media' is Rico’s sixth book.

‘Entrepreneur, Realtor & Anyone’s Personal Marketing Guide: Financial Success with 10 Proven Promotions Including Blogs & Social Media' was Rico’s seventh book published.

'BAJA LOCO, 4 Racing Days & Tequila Nights on the NORRA Mexican 1000' – Memoir: This is the true adventure of the Azuñia Tequila / General Tire race team and author Rico Austin’s journey of the 2014 Mexican BAJA 1000 which was published this last November 2016.

Members of the public who want to vote for Rico Austin in the '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Book Awards can access his entry and vote at The Authors Show site at http://www.TheAuthorsShow.com. Rico Austin is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at rico_thunderbird@yahoo.com. All of Austin's books are available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at Rico Austin's website at http://blog.mybadtequila.com.

About Rico Austin:

Rico Austin earned an Associate Degree in Marketing and Sales from BSU. Rico moved to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and continued his education receiving a Bachelors of Business Administration in International Business at Grand Canyon University, named the “Outstanding International Business Graduate of 1995.” That same year he was also selected as “Mr. Future Business Executive” at the State Leadership Conference which included all universities in the State of Arizona.

The summer before graduating, Rico went to Vilnius, Lithuania, and taught English (ESL). During fall semester of his senior year at GCU, Rico attended Staffordshire University in England where he also started on the American Football Team for the Staffordshire Stallions. Rico finished his Masters, an MBA in International Management at Thunderbird School of Global Management with a focus on the Latin America Region and the Spanish language. He appeared in a cameo appearance on Baywatch where he played the role of a drug lord.

Rico was selected for the May 19th, 2013 issue to represent Arizona in fellow author, Annette Synder’s popular blog, Fifty Authors from Fifty States, which spotlights writing professionals across the Fifty United States. He was again chosen to represent his home state of Idaho on March 23rd, 2014, and was named for writing about Arizona on January 17th, 2016. Rico was also chosen from among several hundred writers and bloggers to help compile a booklet with 13 other prominent authors. 'How to Create Credibility as a Freelancer - 70 Tips from a Collection of Experts' was published in December 2009.

Contact:

Rico Austin
http://blog.mybadtequila.com
rico_thunderbird@yahoo.com

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Award Winning Author Dana Lyons Announces Epic Paranormal Thriller Novel, 'The Rosetta Coin'

Lyons brings readers stories no one else could write. Her books feature quantum level adventures that combine science with spirituality.

Award winning author Dana Lyons has announced a recent epic paranormal thriller release, 'The Rosetta Coin'.

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.

This paranormal thriller, 'The Rosetta Coin' revolves around an artifact many have died for, leading to an adventure that could change the world.

In the heart of London’s elite social scene, Madelyn Fox has obtained an ancient artifact that could change humanity’s view of science, religion and mankind. If she shares her discovery with the wrong person, she risks joining those who have died in connection with the coin.

For centuries, the full wealth of the St. Germain family has been behind the protection of a secret so immense, so powerful, not even Solomon St. Germain knows the extent of it. Nicholas Alexander Carter, a descendant of the world’s most famous Egyptologist, also possesses a rare piece of this archeological puzzle.

Mercilessly tracked by a terrifying ancient enemy, the three unite in a white-knuckle chase through gritty streets, marble estates and underground bastions as their treasure trove of knowledge faces an explosive disclosure—or destruction.

"THE ROSETTA COIN is written from the heart...a heart filled with hope and faith a better day awaits humanity," Dana stated. "Aside from the adventure and discovery in The Rosetta Coin, what's important is the inspirational message I explore. In my heart I envision a human potential for something better, something beyond the wars and chaos and manipulation that seems to be our current human goal. Abandoning this legacy and establishing a new one is the big truth behind The Rosetta Coin."

Dana Lyons' books have received rave reviews posted on line. One about The Rosetta Coin said, " I loved the imaginative variety and interesting dynamic of the well-written characters. The underlying message was one that hinted at the greater possibilities of our human potential and it left me contemplating our mysterious existence. Most of all, The Rosetta Coin left me anticipating the upcoming sequel.

Another said, "As soon as I picked it up, I was swept into another world of mystery, intrigue, and hope. The rapid character development and story line left me unable to put it down."

Dana has been named as a finalist 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 also includes:

'The Road to Babylon', a paranormal thriller revolving around a power so secret, even its possessor had been unaware and a prophecy so ancient, the world had long forgotten it.

'A Love Reborn', a modern tale of ancient love, magic and betrayal.

'Heart Of The Druae', a time travel romance featuring a love that bridges the past and the future.

Dana Lyons is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at author.danalyons@yahoo.com. All of Dana's books are available at Amazon and other online retail outlets. Members of the public who would like to vote for her entry in the 2016 '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Awards can cast their votes at The Authors Show site at http://www.theauthorsshow.com. More information is available at her website at http://www.ParanormalRomanceBookAuthor.com.

Profile:

Dana Lyons lives with her husband and cats in the mountains of western North Carolina. She has been writing since 2002.

Contact:

Dana Lyons
author.danalyons@yahoo.com
http://www.ParanormalRomanceBookAuthor.com

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