Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Authors Show, Online Radio Outlet, Announces Six Guests Have Been Selected To Travel To China

The Authors Show helps “Give Voice to Women through the Arts” by facilitating the selection of six of its show guests to travel to China under a grant from the U. S. State Department.

When the U.S. State Department issued a grant titled "Give Voice to Women through the Arts” as part of its cultural exchange program, Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show, who volunteers her time and resources to help the mission of World Academy for the Future of Women (WAFW) around the globe wasted no time, and turned to her extensive pool of authors to help WAFW find writers and illustrators qualified to teach a module in China. 

Following interviews and training at the WAFW headquarters in Phoenix, AZ, the following women were selected to travel for five weeks as facilitators for WAFW in China between September 2017 and June 2018:

Leslie Karen Hammond (CT), Norma Thompson Hollis (CA), Jacqui Letran (NC), Cindy Lewis (FL), Mildred D. Muhammad (MD), Shanalee Sharboneau (TX).

“Art is the expression of imagination that conveys beauty and emotions, and artists express themselves in different ways," Hampson stated. "Like the painter who paints and the musician who performs music, writers write and illustrators draw  to express their creativity. They are all artists thus it made sense to me to include them in this program, and knowing the quality of the thousands of authors The Authors Show has processed in over a decade,  I knew we would find among them candidates who would fit the criteria set forth by WAFW.”

Since 2009 WAFW has been sending volunteer facilitators to Sias Int’l University in Henan province, China, to teach modules that are part of an extensive advanced global leadership program for young university women that address the UN Development Goals in emerging nations.  WAFW’s  “voice” can be heard online at WorldAcademyRadio.com, a podcast created and hosted by Ms. Hampson to give Academy students, alumni and facilitators a platform to share their experience with WAFW, and the life changing outcome these modules create for participating students.

Danielle Hampson is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at danielle@theauthorsshow.com. More information about The Authors Show is available at The Authors Show site at http://www.theauthorsshow.com.

About The Authors Show:

The Authors Show is a professional book marketing audio & video interview podcast in its 12th year. The interviews are professionally produced and broadcast worldwide through the show’s substantial marketing and publicity outreach.

Contact:

Danielle Hampson
Executive Producer
Danielle@TheAuthorsShow.com
www.TheAuthorsShow.com

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of July 24, 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 July 24, 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 July 24, 2017 On The Authors Show:


Rico Austin
Andre Boyce
Thomas J. Rice
Sally Berneathy
Stephan A. Silva
Sean Browne
T. M. Morris
Travis Heerman
Marc Reklau
Kristi Burchfiel
Danny Berardinelli
Steve Snyder
Puneet Mathur
Diane Guntrip
Trillian Anderson
Violetta Armour
November Ellison
Kathy E. Dockett
Dr. Scot Hodkiewicz
Bernard J. Fleury
Richard Trayler
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.

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, July 22, 2017

Steve Snyder, Author Of 'Shot Down', Announces Events Lineup For July And August 2017

'Shot Down' has received 20 industry awards. Snyder's father was shot down over Europe during WWII. 'Shot Down' is a dramatic retelling of the stories surrounding that event

Author Steve Snyder, author of 'Shot Down', has announced his upcoming events for July and August, 2017. The events include book signings, presentations and media interviews.

Snyder's father Howard was a B-17 pilot who was shot down while flying the Susan Ruth (named after his daughter) while flying over the French/Belgium border. The mission set out to bomb Frankfurt, Germany. The book covers the events leading up to and following that day. Of the 10 man crew, some died, some were captured and some, including Howard Snyder, evaded capture.

What makes Snyder's book unique is the varied, detailed, and amazing stories of what happened to each crew member. Howard Snyder was missing in action for seven months. Readers are given the opportunity to read the letters and documents that were exchanged before and after the Susan Ruth was shot down. 'Shot Down' is filled with photos that enhance the presentation of these extraordinary WW II events that must never be forgotten. Steve Snyder has gone to the extreme to capture the details that make 'Shot Down' a one-of-a-kind dramatic presentation, told by a writer who was in the very middle of the story as it happened.

Upcoming events include:

July 24 - Book signing at 9:45 am in the EAA Sky Shoppe during EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2017 in Oshkosh, WI

July 25 - PowerPoint presentation at 10:00 am in the EAA Aviation Museum Hilton Theater followed by a book signing during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 in Oshkosh, WI

July 26 - PowerPoint presentation at 1:00 pm in the AirVenture Welcome Center Tent followed by a book signing during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 in Oshkosh, WI

July 27 - Participating in a Warbirds In Review Presentation at 10:00 am of the 8th Air Force and the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress moderated by David Hartmann at Warbird Alley during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 in Oshkosh, WI

July 27 - Book signing at 11:00 am in the EAA Warbirds of America Merchandise Building during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 in Oshkosh, WI

July 27 - Book signing at 2:45 pm in the EAA Warehouse during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 in Oshkosh, WI

July 28 - PowerPoint presentation at 1:00 pm in the EAA Aviation Museum Hilton Theater followed by a book signing during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 in Oshkosh, WI

August 10 - PowerPoint presentation at the 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association Reunion in Salt Lake City, Utah

August 11 - PowerPoint presentation at the Vintage Aviation Museum Living History Series B-17 Edition Dinner at Bountiful Skypark, Utah

August 12 & 13 - Book signing during Warbirds Over Utah at Bountiful Skypark, Utah

August 19 & 20 - Book signing during Wings Over Camarillo at Camarillo Airport , California

August 27 - Book signing at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, CA

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

2017 Top Shelf Magazine - Editors Choice Award - May 2017
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 speaking engagements and can be reached using the information below or by email at steve@stevesnyderauthor.com. 'Shot Down' is available at Amazon and other book retailers. An in-depth interview with Snyder can be accessed at The Authors Show site. More information is available at his website at 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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Friday, July 21, 2017

Author Skye Gordon Announces Release of New Novel, 'The Comeuppance'

The new book details the fictional story of an abused and scarred young girl's path to forgiveness

Author Skye Gordon has announced the release of a new novel, 'The Comeuppance'. As one of the authors of great literary erotic fiction, Skye Gordon produces works of wildly entertaining fiction that are engrossing, captivating and tantalizing. In a comparable genre of '50 Shades of Gray', her books are earthy and passionate, but unlike many books in the genre, Gordon addresses a number of serious social issues within a broader context of literary erotica.

Her command of the English language and deft storytelling combine to produce not just a book, but an experience. Her characters are flawed, but delightfully and fully human. Deficiency transforms into strength of character – imperfection leads to redemption and finally to forgiveness and acceptance.

40 year old Sheila is the central character of the book. Beneath her cool exterior lies a little girl trapped inside a nightmare.

A woman scorned... except, in this case, it is not a woman. It is a little girl trapped in a world she cannot understand. She cannot adjust and so she acts out the forces of what she perceives is evil...leading her to develop behaviors in order to survive. As she matures, fortuitous events cross her path, including finding a job with Michael, a clever businessman with a dangerous company.

Being a high-end prostitute, escort, madame and a dominatrix in an S&M environment meets her addiction needs – but business and her past don't mix. Revenge may be the only way to kill the ghosts of her haunted past. What if she kills the boy that started it all? Will killing him succeed in erasing her sordid past? And what if she finds out there is no revenge, but find a circuitous path of forgiveness and redemption instead?

"I wrote this book to highlight the plight of many young and innocent children in this country and any other country in the world," Gordon stated. "How they can be and are indeed exploited in many ways – physically, mentally and sexually is illustrated in this story. I have seen this firsthand happen to a young neighbor completely unable to defend herself. It can serve to alert the proper authorities – be it the parents, the relatives and neighbors. There are signs and symptoms that can be gleaned from the child's behavior that might indicate some of these abuses being perpetuated. In the case of Sheila, she had no defense mechanisms except for a distanced mother who could only commiserate with her living conditions. Through her own efforts and fortuitous circumstances, she went on with life and found a way of mending her broken life."

Reviews have praised 'The Comeuppance'. One said, "The book has a strong narrative, seasoned by delicious erotic flavorings, joined in a most satisfying mix." Another stated, "The core strength is in the narrative and it is a good one."

Skye Gordon is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at lou21qp@yahoo.com. Readers can also visit her Facebook page. "The Comeuppance" is available at Amazon. More information, including a sample and a blog, is available at Gordon's website at http://www.authorskyegordon.com.

About Skye Gordon:

Skye Gordon resides in New York City. A former academic, she has written and published non-fiction articles in technical magazines. She now devotes herself to writing full time and volunteering. She prides herself to being a good listener and an observer of human behavior and life where she gets her passion for writing. She has jointly published a book of poetry “Hidden in the Light” with the Hamilton Poets of New York.

Contact:

Skye Gordon
lou21qp@yahoo.com
http://www.authorskyegordon.com



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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Angel Catches Boy Who Falls 7 Stories - True Says Donna Louis, Author Of 'Miracles of Direction'

Louis' book, ‘Miracles of Direction’, is an in-depth study of some of Christianity's most well-documented miracles. Louis has made the book available to Christian charities as a fundraising tool.

A recent story on CBS News titled "An angel caught him: Boy survives 7 story fall" related a story about a child who fell 7 stories and walked away. The 5-year boy was leaning on a screen at a condo in Quincy, Massachusetts and fell. The fall was broken by a tree. According to the website, one neighbor said, "It is really like a miracle, I think his guardian angel was definitely there." Several other witnesses used the word 'miracle' when describing the event.

But is that a miracle? Donna Louis, author of 'Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision and Miracles of Purpose' believes it is. She knows that miracles are not just found in the Bible. Modern day miracles occur all over the world, every day.

Louis' book 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. She knows that miracles happen every day, even today, and offers readers a message of hope and faith.

"There is a song," Louis stated, "titled 'Jesus loves the little children all the children of the world.' In the bible it says, 'And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. Mark 10:13-16'. 'Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward'. Psalm 127:3. This young boy has a purpose in life and a mission to fulfill for God, hence the miracle!"

Louis knows her subject 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.

Donna was chosen as a winner in the 2015 and the 2016 '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' awards contest. She was recently nominated in the 2017 Top Female Author Awards Program. ‘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 is now making her book available to organizations to be used as a fundraising tool. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the e-books may be donated to those organizations that qualify. Churches and other charitable organizations whose mission is to uplift and inspire are welcome to contact Donna using the information below to discuss the details of the program.

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, July 18, 2017

Romantic Fiction Author Rusty Blackwood Announces Release Of New Humor Book, 'Derwood Returns'

The new humor book is a rollicking followup to her 2012 comedy short, 'The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom'

Canadian Indie author Rusty Blackwood has announced the release of a new humor book, 'Derwood Returns'. Blackwood is a prolific writer 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, as demonstrated in this new release.

The audacious and eccentric, retired London City Hall senior official, Derwood J. Tugbottom, who was first introduced to readers in 2012’s unforgettable adult comedy short, 'The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom', is back in this hilarious follow-up. The bubbling and pretentious Englishman, known for his staunch outlook and demanding ways, decides to return to the picturesque village of Vinehaven on the Lake, where he takes up residence in the swinging Sunset Villa Retirement Center, located directly across the road from the infamous Anchors Away, from which he hastily departed two years earlier. Now he is back, with a hard learned lesson beneath his belt, in the hopes of finding the life that escaped him on his initial try.

"Though romantic fiction drama is my first love when it comes to writing, as well as the genre I am best known for, I very much enjoy writing a good comedy," Blackwood stated. "It allows an outlet for variety, not only for those reading my work, but for me creating it. The colorful character of Derwood Justice Tugbottom is rather special to me, for he sprung from my brother's vivid imagination in 2011, and through this introduction, came 'The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom' a year later. I found him a most interesting character, not only to write about and immerse into comical scenarios, but to build on which I did for the follow-up, Derwood Returns. I was delighted the Derwood character was received so well by readers, and through their enjoyment, garnered requests for further antics and laughter from him. There are certain characters that create a special bond with the writer, and this interesting fellow has certainly bonded with me. I hope he will bond with you, too."

Her most recent romantic fiction novel, 'Willow's Walk', followed 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.

'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 all of Blackwood's work is available at Blackwood's site.. Readers can download paperback and Kindle versions of her books at Amazon sites worldwide, including Amazon.ca.

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, July 16, 2017

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of July 17, 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 July 17, 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 July 17, 2017 On The Authors Show:

Linda Maria Frank
Janet S. Kleinman
Pat Chalfant
Bernard J. Fleury
Joseph Ganci
Brian Aull
Richard Trayler
Kelly Marshall
Danny Berardinelli
Ayn Cates Sullivan
Rebecca Nolen
Eleze "Lisa" Thomas McMillan
Charles W. Massie
Todd Campau

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, July 15, 2017

Ila France Porcher, Author And Shark Ethologist, Announces Release Of a New Book: 'The True Nature Of Sharks'

'The True Nature of Sharks' is a full scale exploration of wild shark behavior. Drawn from fifteen years of observing sharks underwater as animals and individuals, it reveals a new dimension of understanding of their lives.

Occasionally a special book appears that makes you sit up and reconsider your understanding of the world. 'The True Nature of Sharks' is such a book. It echoes the way that Diane Fossey and Jane Goodall forced us to completely reassess how we perceived the great apes. Though sharks may be a distant relative, Porcher’s book is no less revolutionary.

Using clear and vivid prose, the author transports the reader into the mysterious submarine realm and brings the sharks to life. The detailed analysis of their behavior is  captivating  and our understanding is enhanced through a wealth of unexpected insights and  tantalizing implications. We begin to perceive these unusual animals as they really are, as intelligent, predictable individual animals.

By their actions, sharks reveal that they are self-aware, form companionships, make swift decisions depending on the circumstances, and can plan to influence an event in the future. They enjoy socializing, communicate through posturing and gestures, and are capable of influencing each other. They can become highly emotional, yet are peaceful among themselves.

This fascinating and ground breaking book integrates findings by other researchers, and first class logic to paint a grand picture of the lives of reef sharks and their links to the much larger web of life. Porcher's observations never fall into the trap of anthropomorphism (giving human characteristics to other species where none exist) as she builds a solid repertoire of observed shark behavior.

While living in the South Pacific, Porcher was able to closely observe several species of reef sharks in their habitat over a period of fifteen years. Already familiar with terrestrial wildlife, she saw at once that they are very different from the mammals and birds we know best, and after several intriguing incidents with them, launched an intensive, seven year study in which she kept track of about six hundred reef sharks, and could recognize more than three hundred on sight. These observations were supplemented by shorter periods of observing tiger sharks, bull sharks, and lemon sharks, to establish that many of the behavior patterns are common to other shark species around the world.

No academic shark researcher has ever studied sharks long-term underwater,  and by publishing some of her study in a peer-reviewed journal, Porcher  has made a firmly established name for herself in the cognitive ethology of sharks. Her findings, presented at an International symposium on cognition, are considered to be the first documented evidence of cognition (thinking) in sharks, while her methods have resulted in her being credited with finding a way to study sharks without killing them.

'The True Nature of Sharks' also reveals how disruptions, such as the visit of a shark finning company, and of sport fishermen, have massive impacts on the behavior of the sharks in an area and consequently on the entire web of life that interacts with them.

Thus the tendency on the part of the media to portray sharks as monsters, or as senseless creatures driven purely by instinct is called into question, since neither perception is true. Such shows have resulted in the hate killings of multi-millions of American sharks with no outcry of  public  protest nor sympathy.

Further, by making sharks the monsters of the imagination instead of showing what they are really like, the popular shark shows, such as Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week,' which claims to be non-fiction, have raised a terrible barrier to their conservation.

"As Shark Week comes around again, I challenge the Discovery channel to join me in denouncing televised displays of great white horror, and begin, instead, to help to reveal the true nature of sharks," Porcher stated. "The hate killings must stop, for sharks are free-falling towards extinction."

The book, available starting July 17, 2017,  is enhanced by beautiful illustrations. As a scientist-artist, Porcher uses her considerable talent to complement the written information with photographs, drawings and paintings.

'The True Nature of Sharks' is a must read for anybody who finds beauty and wonder in the web of life.  The author's outstanding talent as a writer makes her book a literary jewel—an  achievement that is quite exceptional in the rather prosaic world of science. It is logically laid out and the narrative flows well and provides an easy read, an important task in communicating non-fiction well.

Porcher is currently running a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to raise shark awareness. The campaign will help spread the word about what these unusual and important animals are really like to raise awareness of their true natures and their current plight, to aid the effort to save them from extinction. Information on the campaign is available at https://www.gofundme.com/sharks-need-our-help.

Porcher is the author of the highly acclaimed book 'The Shark Sessions,' originally published under the name,  'My Sunset Rendezvous', which tells the story of how she got to know the sharks and what happened to them. The foreword to 'The Shark Sessions' was written by shark ethologist Samuel H. 'Doc' Gruber, founder of Bimini Shark Lab and the American Elasmobranch Society. He called the book "a jewel of a story."

Porcher also created a mini-documentary which includes actual footage of the sharks she studied, and shows some surprising shark behavior.

Her second book, 'Merlin: The Mind of a Sea Turtle' provides evidence of the sentience of sea turtles, showing how these exquisitely designed marine reptiles can be willful characters with a perspective on life that very much matters to them.

Ila is available for media interviews and can be reached by email at ilafranceporcher@gmail.com. Her mini documentary on sharks is available on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hryPvS5cmqM. More information is available at her website at http://ilafranceporcher.wix.com/author.

About  Ila France Porcher:

Ila France Porcher is a self-taught, published ethologist. She grew up in British Columbia, Canada, and at an early age became fascinated by watching and drawing wild animals. As a result, she naturally became a wildlife artist, and as time passed, began documenting the behavior of the animals she observed and painted, being especially intrigued by actions suggesting intelligence and cognition.

This approach was balanced by university studies in the fields of physics, chemistry, and mathematics, which has left her with a unique perspective on the biosphere of this world.

Contact:

Ila France Porcher
ilafranceporcher@gmail.com
http://www.ilafranceporcher.wix.com/author

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Author Joseph Ganci Announces New Spiritual Book Detailing Epic Adventures, 'Gideon: The Sound and The Glory'

In this innovative debut, book lovers find themselves in the very midst of ancient conflicts, only to be swept away with an entirely fresh perspective on mystical teachings found in scripture - now living lessons - filled with action.

Author Joseph Ganci has announced the release of his spiritually inspiring book, 'Gideon: The Sound and the Glory.'

Ganci pierces the veil with a penetrating vision of long held Bible mysteries that are far and away daring and unusual. He works within a framework of an engaging and dramatized fiction that, while exceedingly rich in detail, remains faithful to uphold spiritual principles. He bases his work on three primary pillars:

The rock-solid cornerstone is biblical history and geography.
The creative arch is revelatory in its timing and issues.
The research is concrete, firmly rooted in customs, languages, and traditions.

Unsung heroes and murderous villains, hidden forever in ancient shadows, now leap to life - blazing onto the pages of revelation. Gideon, a lowly woodcutter, is blessed by an angel to be the savior of all Israel. He does not know why or how and shrinks from this dangerous mission. The commandment to conquer the Midian Empire as one man seems all but impossible. But Gideon’s confidence grows as God guides his every step until he stands fearless and faithfully fulfills his destiny as, “A mighty man of valor.” The fierce warriors, burning towers and devastated cities contained in Gideon’s Journey, are but silver threads that weave into a sweeping tapestry of ancient intrigue. Running through and stitching together the entire saga is The Lord of the Covenant, or The Baal-Berith, also known as Gideon’s mysterious Ephod of Gold.

"I wrote this book," Ganci stated, One day I was reading the Bible, and it was my fifth pass from cover to cover. I had just reached Judges Six when a phrase leaped off the page - And Gideon sent messengers throughout all mount Ephraim, saying, come down against the Midianites, and take before them ‘the waters unto Bethbarah’ and Jordan."

"I started digging down and found it meant the shallow waters and the only fording place of the entire Jordan River. It was in effect a military dispatch - directing the army of Ephriam to cut off the desperate flight of the remaining Midian camel cavalry. Gideon would drive the enemy like hounds to the hunter. A long-held mystery started, to unravel, and with that, I was off to the races."

'Gideon: The Sound and the Glory' has received rave reviews from readers and reviewers alike. A recent reviewer stated, "Joseph Ganci’s prose is arresting, peppered with wonderful imagery and succinct descriptions of plot, characters, and setting. The themes are masterfully created, and they are woven into the story in a way that allows the reader to enjoy both the inspiration the story offers and the accompanying action. The book explores powerful spiritual and political themes, capturing the conflicts and the dynamics of life within the community of God's chosen people. Gideon: The Sound and the Glory will appeal to fans of political thrillers, adventure, and conflict-driven stories that are laced with intense action." Other reviewers have used phrases such as "riveting," "amazing" "deftly crafted" and "highly recommended."

Joseph Ganci is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at joseph@gideonsglory.com. 'Gideon: The Sound and the Glory' is available in both print, ebook, and a superb audio narration. All from online retailers. More information is available at Ganci's website at http://www.gideonsglory.com.

About Joseph Ganci:

Joseph Ganci is a Levite and a high priest and remains a passionate Italian. He is a Vietnam combat veteran and is the father of five daughters and five grandchildren. He resides in Texas.

Contact:

Joseph Ganci
joseph@gideonsglory.com
http://www.gideonsglory.com

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Leave A Permanent Record Of Your Life Story - Acclaimed Author Sid Nachman Now Producing Memoirs For Those Who Hope To Leave A Legacy

Nachman own books relate a life story that is astounding. He is now providing ghostwriting services for those who would like to publish their own memoir.

Most of us would love to leave a legacy for our children, grandchildren and future generations - all the memories, challenges and triumphs immortalized forever. While old photo albums have served this function in the past, a memoir - professionally produced in book format - is the perfect vehicle to accomplish this. Unfortunately, few of us are writers, let along good writers. Though self publishing has made things easier today, self publishing still presents a real challenge for most people.

Sid Nachman has solved this problem. Sid is a five star author who has produced two memoirs about his own life. Now he is doing the same for other people by ghostwriting memoirs for them.

These professionally produced memoirs immortalize one's life story - in the subject's own words - with all the memories that family, friends and future generations can cherish forever. The end product can be in ebook, paperbook or audio format. Books can be illustrated in color or black and white.

The information for the book is provided via 3 one hour interviews, in person or by phone, with a proof available prior to printing to assure quality and accuracy.

"Upon publishing my own memoir, and seeing the reactions of my family and friends, I realized that this is something everyone should do," Nachman stated. “I wrote my books to leave my family a piece of me behind, to tell them what it was like to grow up in my world, to let them feel my pain, my joy, the bad, the good of what it took to make my dreams come true. Hopefully when they turn the pages of my book, I will come alive to them. I honestly feel that any like-minded person can leave a permanent living legacy to their family and I can help them do it at a price that won’t break the bank.”

Anyone can write, but very few people can write well. Sid Nachman has received rave reviews for his writing skills on his two memoirs, 'Strictly For Seniors' and 'Bipolar Me' BookLover USA called his memoir, 'Bipolar Me', "a roller coaster ride through the mind of one of the funniest and endearing story-tellers of his generation." Others 5 star reviews have said:

"Like James Joyce, Sid Nachman can take the ordinary and turn it into magic with a fluency that is imperceptible."

"His writing and memories he writes about are a treasure."

"It's a book that seniors shouldn't miss reading."

"It’s childhood nostalgia at its best."

"The author’s writing has a natural flow to it that enables the reader to feel they are right there with him."

"His book is amazing. The author is a great story teller."

"The author amazes, enlightens and entertains. I couldn't put his book down."

Sid Nachman is available to answer questions regarding his ghostwriting services or for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at mollymax210@gmail.com. Both his memoirs are available at Amazon. 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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Wonder Woman As Role Model - Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Suggests Parents Can Turn Girls, Tweens Or Teens Into A Real Life Wonder Woman

Dr. Holstein, a psychologist/filmmaker and originator of a unique Selfie Film concept, writes award-winning books, plays and produces short films that offer solutions to problems that impact today's teens and tweens

'Wonder Woman' managed to set more than one record in it's recent film debut. According to CNBC, the movie earned about $100.5 million in its opening. That is a record for a film directed by a woman. What is perhaps even more important is the message the film sends regarding women as superheroes. Films in which females become everyday superheroes is what Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's work is really all about. 
"Research has noted that little girls are stars, both inside and outside of school," Dr. Holstein stated. "At school they achieve even better than the boys, while outside of school girls between 8 and 11 often feel powerful, strong, sure of themselves and exhibit a multitude of talents."

"However, by age 12 the angst and hormonal storm of adolescence often takes over and girls put less effort into their academic studies, while at the same time get caught up in the over sexualized aspects of our culture.  Too soon many tweens and teens are less enthusiastic about their talents and academics. That combined with self-esteem problems, often intensified by an atmosphere that encourages bullying, can lead to all sorts of problems  from eating disorders to experimentation with drugs, to suicide."

"Our girls are in desperate need of a role model. Perhaps Wonder Woman is that role model.  A series of articles in the New York Times, including one by Jessica Bennett, 'Wonder Woman's Real Power' make clear how important it is for girls to have role models that give them the message that: I am a leader, and you have also the traits that get you to this level.  Bennett's article concludes, "...we don't want girls to strive only to be superheros.  But we do want them to believe the have the strength to be one...."

"How do we overcome girls being exposed to too few role models that excite, enhance and confirm a girl's hopes and dreams as to what she can become, combined with a society that is less than kind in all sorts of ways, including peer pressure as exemplified by bullying?" 

"One of the newest and most intriguing ways to overcome these societal flaws is the use of the Selfie. Selfies are not just an instrument for vanity, pranks or to record a meal out with friends.  The Selfie, particularly the video functions that Selfies allow, are amazingly suited to offset a lack of role models and such actions as bullying.  For example, KIRO7 reported 'Bellevue girl bulled at school asks for help, Facebook post goes viral.' What could be more moving than seeing this young girl, Alison Grande, tell her story via a Selfie video gone viral?  And she didn't even talk, just used cards that she held up to tell her story?  At my last check she had reached more than 670.000 people."

"Selfies are the nirvana of hope for all of us who want to turn your kid or all kids into super heroes of life as they grow up." 

"Here are several ways they can be used:  Like Alison, kids can use Selfies as a means of sharing concerns via social networks or just between family, when it may be easier for a child to share in a video what is bothering her.  Kids really talk when they make a Selfie, not just the one word answers parents so often hear."

"As a psychologist and a filmmaker, I have developed a new way to use Selfies in film, for artistic, educational and mental health purposes.  I have developed what I call 'Selfiesasfilm' which is a merging of the Selfie video with a film crew.  The advantages are many.  For example, the stars of my films thus far have been teens.  When they film themselves, privately, and then see that video film become part of a film that has drama, meaning and purpose, they are given incredible positive feedback.  They see themselves already as powerful role models and realize their work will assist other young people feel better about themselves and have more courage about their future.  SelfiesasFilm is a powerful learning tool for all: the actors, the audiences, educators, mental health professionals and parents." 

"I will be presenting my concept Selfiesasfilm at the American Psychological Association meetings in early August on a Symposium: Novel Directions: Four Practicing Psychologists' A typical Pursuits. I will be showing my two minute film, 'The Truth, a Short, Short Film' and sharing with the audience how a psychologist, turned filmmaker can help bring better mental health and positive role models to kids, tween, and teens. With me on the panel will be Dr. Russell M. Holstein, Dr. Lauren Behrman, and Dr. Elaine Rodino."

Holstein's short films have won numerous awards and accolades. 'The Truth - A Short 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 November 5, 2016 at the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival. 'The Truth - A Short Film' was officially selected for the Golden Door International Film Festival held in September 2016.  Recently, it was shown at The Grove Film Festival in Jersey City and on May 21, 2017, the shorter version was shown at The Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey. 'The Truth - A Short Film' was an official selection for the virtual Female Filmmakers Film Festival held on the web.  There was a public voting of favorite films and 'The Truth' came in 12th of 92 films.

The second film, 'Falling in Love, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film, is detailed in a new ebook: 'A Selfie Film - Falling In Love' by Dr. Holstein. This ebook details many of the issues and stories behind the creation of Dr. Holstein's "selfie films", which utilize cutting edge New Media technology. These films are Selfie Films assisted by a professional camera crew, resulting in an intensity and intimacy of performance. The topics and questions for discussion in the book can be used by a group of two, a parent and a child, or a group of hundreds as the universal subjects of growing up and handling tough issues are discussed. 

'Falling in Love'  was an official selection at the Brightside Tavern Film Festival in Jersey City in early March, nominated for several awards, including 'Best Experimental Film' and 'Best New Jersey Short'.  It came in second place for 'Best New Jersey Short'.

'Falling in Love' was an official selection also at The Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival in Asbury Park on May 21, 2017.  It was nominated for several awards, including Best Experimental Film, and Best Concept Film.  Megan Brown, a high school freshman, who stars in 'Falling in Love' received the 'Rising Star Award' for her acting performance in 'Falling in Love' at this Festival.

On June 19, 2017, at 7:00 PM, 'The Truth', and 'Falling in Love' was shown at the Monmouth County District Library in Shrewsbury, followed by a talk and Q&A led by Dr. Holstein.  Megan Brown, the star of 'Falling in Love' spoke alongside Dr. Holstein about making the film and how exciting and emotionally boosting it was for her to be able to take charge of her scenes and redo them in privacy when she wasn't satisfied.

'The Truth, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film' is now available to download.  It is distributed by Cinecosmos.net which brings a universe of diverse independent content right to consumers. Cinecosmos specializes in historical, medical, parody, and psychological storylines.

Recently Dr. Holstein attended for the sixth time, Author's Day at the Ocean Township Intermediate School where she presented film excerpts from both 'The Truth' and 'Falling in Love' to sixth graders.  They were able to watch at the same time, yet separately on their tablets. Comments included how genuine the girl's emotions were, how parents can't always be there to protect or understand, how hard it is to move to a new town, the real issues of having a crush, and suggestions as to how we can handle problems.

Dr. Holstein requests that any verified charitable organization interested in raising funds contact her via email. She is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at drbarbara@enchantedself.com . Both the film and the ebook are available at http://www.payhip.com/drbholstein. 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.NewShortFilmTheTruth.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 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
http://www.selfiesasfilm.com

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of July 10, 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 July 10, 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 July 10, 2017 On The Authors Show:

S. D. Moore
Danielle Pajak
Blake Western
Jim Dilyard
Ruth Finnegan
Kelly Marshall
Margaret Arney
Chris Gerrib
Danny Berardinelli
Travis Heermann
Jana Petken
Jim and Shirley Carroll
Dr. Nicole
Anne Redelfs MD
Andre Boyce
Joseph Ganci
Michael Byars Lewis
Kass Ghayouri
Gwen Mayo
Linda Wallace-Kurtz
Mark Wayne Adams
Virginia Frusteri Sollars
Stephanie Austin Edwards

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, July 7, 2017

Author Delores Miles Announces Release Of Engaging New Romantic Fiction Novel, 'Never My Love'

In the tradition of writers like Danielle Steele, Delores Miles writes rich, attention-absorbing novels that fully engage all the senses, deftly transforming the reader into another character in the novel.

Author Delores Miles has announced the release of a new romantic fiction novel, 'Never My Love'.

Delores Miles nurtures a love for creativity. She brings her subjects sharply into focus, allowing readers to clearly see the face of every character and to hear the overtones and accents in their voices as their words seemingly jump from every page.

'Never My Love' brings to life a tender love story that began when two teens met in the early 1960's in a small Texas town. Their journey allows the reader to experience the magic of a love most never experience in their lifetime. As they grew up on different sides of the tracks, Jake and Annie's love faces unsurpassable odds. Years change their lives but never their hearts. Yet, they never let go of that once in a lifetime love they found during the summer of 1963.

"I wrote Never My Love to carry my readers on a journey back to the turbulent 60's and experience a love story that each of us dream about," Miles stated.  "The Vietnam War, Motown Music, Ford Mustangs and mini skirts fill the pages with vivid memories of that era."

Readers have lavished praise on the new book. One review said, "What a delightful step back in time! Felt as if I was looking through old photo albums from the 60s ... with the radio on. Babyboomers, get ready to relate, but have a Kleenex ready . . ." Another stated, "Being a teenager in the late 60's made the book even more interesting to me. I couldn't put it down." Another said, "Loved the interweaving of the story, the history of the era and the beloved musical references."

Delores Miles is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at dallas3891@yahoo.com. 'Never My Love' is available in print and ebook form at online retailers. More information is available at her website at http://www.deloresmiles.com.

About Delores Miles:

In the tradition of writers like Danielle Steele, Delores Miles writes rich, attention-absorbing novels that fully engage all the senses, transforming the reader into another character in the novel. She grew up in a small Texas town in the 1960s. She holds two master’s degrees from Texas A&M Commerce and a postgraduate degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. After forty-one years in the field of education, she retired to pursue her love of writing. Never My Love is a product of her passion to write. She has two grown children. She and her husband John, split seasons between their ranch in Durango, Colorado, and their home in Dallas, Texas.

Contact:

Delores Miles
dallas3891@yahoo.com
http://www.deloresmiles.com

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Life After Death, The Death Of A Child, And The Challenges Of Loss - Author And NDE Expert Brian McLaughlin Issues Statement

The parent/child bond is addressed by McLaughlin from an entirely unique perspective, as he met his father during his near death experience. That experience is detailed in his multi-award winning book, 'A Flight Without Wings'

Nobody wants to face the challenge of dealing with the loss of a loved one. This is especially true when that loss is the loss of a child. For it is then that plans for the future turn into memories of the past.

Though our family, friend, counselors and clergy want to help us, nobody can give us what we need most of all. Kind words can only go so far. Well intentioned advice necessarily falls far short. The challenge faced by grieving parents is a challenge very few people can understand. At the heart of that challenge is an overwhelming need on the part of survivors for assurance that the deceased is really okay.

Brian McLaughlin recently addressed these concerns in a piece posted on his site. He stated, in part, "Life After Death is a challenging concept for all of us when facing the loss of someone special and the Death of a Child especially. Family dynamics change and personal relationships may suffer. Parents who face the Death of a Child may feel that their whole 'game plan' has been violated. The addition of children into a family creates a focus that seems to supersede all. Should those parents experience the Death of a Child, the focus is so disrupted that it proves to be difficult to recover from."

"This would be considered true for a death of any family member, or friend. Plans for the future turn into memories of the past. I don’t think it is ever a matter of finding a way to refocus or replace, but rather a matter of management. I have found that allowing a place to memorialize the person works better than expecting to forget. Talking about the loved one seems to be more cathartic than not. Frustration and hurt appear to remain on the front burner and becomes very disruptive in one’s life going forward."

"Investigating and accepting the possibility of an afterlife may prove to be a help in managing your loss. In my case, my short visit to Heaven has afforded me a different perspective on death and loss. I know from my event that I was comfortable, fulfilled and at peace. It changed my whole concept of loss. Although obviously it still hurts, some of the concerns about the loved one being 'OK' are satisfied.”

The full statement is available at McLaughlin's site.

Brian's book about his near death experience, '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.

Brian has won numerous awards. He was chosen as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' in both the 2015 and 2016 Book 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."

A review posted by a reader stated, ”I was advised to read this book after I lost my 18 year old daughter and 40 days later, my mother. I was really struggling with faith and where my daughter was, if she was ok, at peace, happy? All the things people tell you. This book helped me tremendously. Gave me the peace I very much needed and also the hope that I will see her again when it's my turn. . . . This is the book I always need to have in my collection, because unfortunately, with such a tragic loss I would need to read it again and again to keep the peace inside. I actually have given as gifts to people who like me are struggling. Thank you Brian McLaughlin."

Mark Feuerstein, Actor (Royal Pains, USA Network, Prison Break, 9JKL) 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.”

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. 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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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Life After Death Can Be Proven Says Pat Chalfant, CARE Certified Spiritualist Psychic Medium, Author of 'Spirit Lights a Path To Mediumship'

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

While many of us believe there is an afterlife, for most it is just that - a belief.  But where is the proof? The proof will not be found by science; it will instead be found in experience.

CARE Certified Medium and author Pat Chalfant knows, beyond any shadow of doubt, that the afterlife exists.  For Pat and many of her students and clients, the proof lies in the experiences they have shared.

"A client booked a reading with me on March 9th, 2006, and mentioned in the inquiry that she was doing some automatic writing and just needed to think about that out loud with someone who had some professional background and experience in extrasensory perception. She really needed assurance because she had never read about this kind of thing or had any kinds of spiritual or psychic experiences so she had no clue about what was what."

"The two main correspondents were musicians of yesteryear, one who died in the 1970’s and the other in the 1990s, both were extremely well-known.  I asked how she had found me and asked if she had put 'psychic medium' in a search engine. She told me, 'You know, that’s a funny thing because I was looking for something entirely different in Yahoo, and your name just popped up.'  She said she asked the famous musician who had taken the lead in instructing her in automatic writing and metaphysical subjects in general whether it would be all right for her to speak with me about her doubts, because she needed someone on earth to give her advice about all of it.  We’ll call him John, and she said he immediately seemed very happy about that and said that was ok.  Previously, he had not wanted her to speak with any mediums because he was afraid they would tell her bad things about him, but he said I was ok with him."

"The reason that I was so enchanted and so convinced by the things this young medium told me was that this man, John, had told her all the right things, everything that makes mediumship safe.  And all of this had happened entirely through just practicing her automatic writing on a daily or nearly daily basis for a couple of months."

"She met up with two mediums before she began the automatic writing who gave her important signposts.  The first one was at a party at Christmas time and told her that many spirits were around her and making it difficult for this medium to enjoy herself at the party because they were so “loud.”  She said that this young woman would receive a present from a co-worker and it would have the musician John’s picture on it and a mirror.  She was given an object for Christmas with his picture on it, as predicted, and her boyfriend took off a sticker on the back of it for her to discover it was covering a mirror."

"The next medium came into her coffee shop and said that she wasn’t allowed to give anyone a reading unless they asked her for one.  'So ask me,' she said.  The girl, who had never met any mediums or psychics in her life before, but would soon be a medium herself, said, 'Okay, give me a reading.' This reader told her that she was going to be involved with two men who were spirits and their names were John and Micky and they were famous musicians." 

"Later this woman said she can hear spirit voices but she hears them speaking as if they spoke in her own voice.  After the girl developed the ability to hear spirit (clairaudience) she heard spirits speaking as they had on earth."

"A lot of proofs began to be brought to her of the same sort as had happened with John.  These were arranged by the other musician whom we will call Micky.  She had gotten a copy of a reality show that had recently been produced and had involved him, even though he had died ten years before, and when she put it on to play it in the restaurant she owns, the lights immediately dimmed, then flashed.  She played it several more times and each time the lights did a show for everyone, so that everyone could see it and comment to her on it.  That was one of the things she realized early on, that these inexplicable happenings nearly always happened when other people were around so they could tell her about them, verify them for her, and so people began to mention that there was something that seemed almost “planned” about these things that happened around her."

"She found taped interviews of them both and she recognized their voices."

"She had had more than enough proofs that these guys were around her by the time that she gave in and, standing in the middle of her bedroom at 2 a.m. one morning,  she said to nobody visible, “Okay, I know you’re there, tell me what you want?”

She realized, then, that there was a pencil and paper by her bed that she didn’t remember putting there, so she said, ‘Okay, if that’s what you want, I’ll try it.' And she did…she sat down, put the pencil to the paper,…felt a slight push on her hand…and the rest, as they say, is history, or it will be when the book that John is helping her to write comes out."

"After she had done a certain amount of automatic writing and had gotten to know the two, she knew that Micky still had unfinished issues on earth that made him bitter and sad, but that John had met Micky because of her and he was on a different plane than Micky." 

"Both John and Micky told her they wanted to prove to their families and friends that they were still alive on the Other Side.  They indicated that they wanted her to take copies of their automatic writing to their loved ones on earth to prove they still existed and to help straighten out misunderstandings."

More on this story can be found at Pat Chalfant's website:  www.patchalfant.com. 

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 7 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 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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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of July 5, 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 July 5, 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 July 5, 2017 On The Authors Show:

Eva Pasco
Frances Fuller
Christina M. Pages
Michael Byars Lewis
Ruth Finnegan
Vahan Zanoyan
Kathy E. Dockett
Joseph Ganci
Rocky Romanella
Clayton Graham
Brian Wilkerson
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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Thursday, June 29, 2017

As Lyme Disease Cases Expected To Soar In 2017, Global Lyme Diagnostics Introduces Breakthrough Innovation In Lyme Disease Testing

GLD's sole mission is to service the dire unmet needs of the global Lyme community with a new diagnostic solution specific to Lyme Disease that is grounded in science. The company's test will help decrease the number of patients being misdiagnosed. The new test kits are available now.

A recent piece on NBC News With Lester Holt presented some startling facts regarding Lyme Disease. Cases of Lyme Disease are up 500% in Michigan alone. Lyme Disease is spreading across the US and we can expect to see the number of patients infected increase in 2017.

As published in the journal Science, Lyme disease carrying ticks are now present in half the counties in the United States.  In many instances physicians in these counties are not aware the Lyme endemic region has moved to them.  There are an abundance of articles, including USA Today, Washington Times, Fox News.com and NPR.com, predicting 2017 will potentially be the worst year for Lyme disease.

Misdiagnosis is also a core issue, as Lyme Disease can masquerade as many things - juvenile arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis and a host of other maladies. The Lyme community today faces 2 challenges  - clinicians rightfully don’t trust current tests and second the need to generate awareness in a clinical practices that are the first line of defense in this battle to get tests prescribed.

All of this has scientists rushing to develop new blood testing methods, as noted recently in a piece on Today.com, written by Linda Carroll. But what is needed is a test grounded in real science.

Global Lyme Diagnostics hopes to address these challenges with a breakthrough test specifically for Lyme Disease. It is a focused solution that works and test kits are available now.

The new test was invented by Dr. Richard T. Marconi. Dr. Marconi, a Professor in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, has spent decades researching Lyme disease. The primary focus of current research in the Marconi lab is to advance human health through the development of next generation vaccines, diagnostic assays and novel therapeutic approaches for infections caused by pathogenic spirochetes and tick-borne pathogens.

"We are excited to launch this new Lyme screening test that provides clinicians with a better tool to help in their clinical diagnosis and help manage their patients," stated Mickey Ramchandani, CEO of Global Lyme Diagnostics. "Unlike many tests recently launched, our vanguard new Lyme test is grounded in science, developed by researchers who have dedicated their careers to Lyme disease and a company led by scientists and clinicians who put science and patients first."

Dr. Marconi’s research has led to this novel breakthrough called chimeritopes which increase sensitivity by eliminating proteins that are not relevant to a Lyme infection (non-OsPC targets) and can further reduce false negatives by targeting Lyme causing bacteria variants across the North American spectrum. ALL DONE IN ONE TEST MAKING IT AN AFFORDABLE SOLUTION FOR A BETTER,  MORE DIVERSE SCREEN.

After licensing this technology platform and related intellectual property developed in Dr. Richard Marconi’s lab at Virginia Commonwealth University, GLD focused on creating a highly accurate and reproducible solution. After years of research GLD has just launched the test and kits which can be requested at https://glymedx.com/clinicians/.

GLD’s test keeps the prescribing by clinicians simple and doesn’t require any new training or equipment for the physician’s office. The test is a simple blood draw, something clinicians are very familiar with, eliminating the need to invest in training or equipment.

Dr. Marconi is well recognized for his diverse research efforts and has lectured worldwide. He has served as the President of the Virginia Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, participated in over 120 national and international review panels and published more than 100 peer reviewed research articles and reviews. He has authored two definitive book chapters on Lyme Disease vaccines and is on the scientific boards of multiple organizations, including GLD and Global Lyme Alliance.

More information about GLD, including the science behind the new test and the Global Lyme Diagnostics team is available at the website at http://www.glymedx.com.

About Global Lyme Diagnostics:

GLD was formed with the sole purpose of providing a solution to the Lyme community including, physicians, clinicians, patients, advocates and families.  It’s initial focus is to develop and launch a test that is grounded in science and provides an answer to the challenges related to tests on the market.  In addition to launching of their new test, GLD is working with the Lyme community and physicians to develop screening opportunities for worried individuals in Lyme endemic areas to help reduce long term complications.  GLD is also researching methods to detect co-infections, as well as, assays that could differentiate early stage versus late stage infections for clinicians to better manage their patients.

Contact:

Elizabeth Leed, Director of Marketing
Global Lyme Diagnostics
http://www.glymedx.com
info@gLYMEdx.com
919.341.1271

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Quebec Children's Book Author Dr Nicole Announces New Agency Contract, Upcoming Books And Quebec Writers Union Lecture

Dr. Nicole is a best-selling author, based in Quebec, who writes children’s books that educate, inspire and teach valuable life lessons.

Quebec children's book author Dr. Nicole has announced a new agency contract, a number of upcoming book releases and a lecture for the Quebec Writers Union.

Dr. Nicole has won multiple international awards and, in 2016, has been recognized as one of ten “Most Quebec Inspirational Women” by Maman Dion, mother of singer Celine Dion, who created the Maman Dion Foundation to bring educational support to impoverished children and their families.

She recently announced a new agency partnership with Danielle Hampson. A pioneer in online media, Danielle Hampson created 'The Authors Show' over a decade ago. She is a public speaker and an expert at business networking who has conducted many workshops at conferences in the USA and China. As an International Marketing Consultant who speaks several languages, she has traveled the world and has assisted U.S. & foreign companies in establishing footholds on both sides of the Atlantic and the Pacific. She also volunteers her time and resources to produce and host 'World Academy Radio' a podcast she created to help bring exposure to the work of 'World Academy for the Future of Women', a multi-level three year curriculum focused on developing young women for leadership roles that address the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (UN-MDG’s) and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Dr. Nicole will be releasing English translations of 8 picture books from the 'Félix et Boubou' series. The English translations will be titled as 'Felix and Booboo'. New titles will include:

- Hunting Lice
- A Vaccine for Maya
- Lea's Gastroenteritis
- Lucas’ Otitis
- Charles’ Broken Arm
- Sam’s Allergies
- Amy Has Chickenpox
- The Magical Human Body

Dr. Nicole and Danielle Hampson will team up for a lecture titled "International Book Market and Book Awards" for the Quebec Writers Union. The event will be held on August 2, 2017 at 3492 Avenue Laval, Montréal (Québec) H2X 3C8, Station de métro Sherbrooke from 7 to 9 pm.

Teaching children critical thinking skills is the focus of Dr. Nicoles award-winning children's books. Our children face issues that we have never faced - global warming, potential famine, water shortages and a host of other issues that are not just urgent - they threaten their very existence. Are our children being taught the skills that will allow them to thrive? To survive? How can we prepare our children and grandchildren for situations with which we have had very little or even no experience?

Simply put, we must teach them critical thinking skills.

In the traditions of Walt Disney and Dr. Seuss, Dr. Nicole breathes life into inanimate objects and wildly entertaining characters that engage children in powerful ways. Through parent/child interaction, her works develop a love for reading while helping children develop the most important skill of all - critical thinking. While her children's book are very successful, she has also received international acclaim and awards for books that help adults develop critical thinking skills.

Dr. Nicole holds a Master's Degree in Medical Education (How to Teach Critical Appraisal in Medicine?) - Université Laval. In 1996 a medical textbook in which she was a contributor received international acclaim. 'Epidémiologie and Critical Reading for Medical and Health Science Professional Students' was awarded first place by Paris medical magazine Prescire. In 1992 she published 'Read or Not Read: How to Critically Appraise a Medical Study' for medical professionals. In 1993 she published 'How to Run a Medical Journal Club'. In 2007 she published 'How to Write a Scientific Medical Review' for authors to guide them on medical writing. She was also Editor in Chief of a Quebec Medical Magazine that published 120-200 pages on a monthly basis and was distributed 20,000 doctors. 

Dr. Nicole’s children's books have a large number of industry awards. She was chosen as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' in the 2015 and 2016 Book Awards and was nominated in the 2017 Top Female Authors Awards program.

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. She has dedicated her life to changing the world one reader at a time..

No-charge copies of her self-published books are available for University teachers, journalists and members of the media who provide email, website, mail address and phone number or by direct request to www.AuthorHouse.com.

Dr. Nicole is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below. Journalists who wish to receive a copy of the books for review or might wish to schedule an interview can email 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. She is a  part-time lecturer at the McGill University Pediatrics Department. Her books have received many international and national awards.

Contact:

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

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