Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Teen Suicide Rates And Bullying - Author Andi Katsina's New Release, 'Phat Girl And The Bullies', Offers Parents And Kids Hope

Andi Katsina writes epic fantasy, sci-fi and thriller novels. In her latest release, billed as the anti-bullying manifesto, 'fat girl' becomes 'phat girl', one of the coolest girls in school

Teen suicide and bullying are at all-time highs and make headlines nearly every day. A piece on CNN titled 'Suicide rate hit 40-year peak among older teen girls in 2015' presented some appalling facts. Data drawn from the National Center for Health Statistics showed that the suicide rate doubled between 2007 and 2015. The hit Netflix series, '13 Reasons Why' has become extremely popular, in that it helps raise awareness about the tragedy of youth suicide.

One can hardly begin to count the number of stories about bullying. Children as young as 8 years of age have committed suicide due to bullying. CNN, USA Today, ABC - nearly every news organization in America presents yet another bullying story, seemingly every day, day after day. What is the solution?

Awareness, combined with action.

Author Andi Katsina hopes to help create that awareness and offers a path to empowerment. Her newest release 'Phat Girl and The Bullies', turns the traditional approach to bully situations on its head. This gritty dark fantasy tale follows a girl bullied to edge of suicide, as she successfully etches out a journey of personal growth from a place of extreme despair. Her visits to an alternate world, a reflection of her own world, provides guided realizations wherein she finds the strength, and know how, to not only put an end to her own bully situation, but become a young advocate promoting the school anti-bullying policy and more. Her goal is to get readers to stand strong against teen suicide and school bullying.

"This is an extremely important book," Katsina stated. "It has a powerful message and is pivotal in empowering those who are victims of bullying. Aimed at teens, it takes a strong stand against teen suicide and school bullying.

"Bullying affects a huge proportion of society in that nearly everyone knows someone, be it a friend, sister, brother, parent, grandchild, uncle, aunt... who has been bullied. The fact that people vividly remember being bullied, even in later life, demonstrates how insidious an activity it is. My reason for writing this book was motivated by the growing number of young people who are committing suicide as a direct result of being bullied, and a desire to help protect all those who feel pushed to the edge."

Katsina's latest book offers parents, grandparents and educators an opportunity to take a strong stand against bullying. The book makes an ideal gift for kids, and provides educators with an exceptional tool to help develop solutions, in or out of the classroom.

Andi Katsina is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at info@theindieoracle.com. 'Phat Girl And The Bullies' is available at online retailers. More information is available at her website at http://www.andikatsina.com.

About Andi Katsina:

Andi Katsina began writing at age 9, spending hours losing herself in writing plays as a way of escaping the dread situation that was life in an orphanage. Six years and dozens of plays later, she had to give up writing to concentrate on surviving. Picking up her pen once more, almost twenty years ago. . . she began writing under her own name in 2006. She has written over twenty books.

Contact:

Andi Katsina
info@theindieoracle.com
http://www.andikatsina.com

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Multi-Award Winning Quebec Children's Book Author Dr Nicole Named Top Female Author For 2017 In Children's Book Category

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 been named as the 2017 winner in the Top Female Authors Book Awards, sponsored by The Authors Show. The latest award follows awards she has received from numerous other award organizations including Readers’ Favorite, Mom’s Choice Award, Purple Dragonfly, Global Ebook Awards, Shelf Unbound and a host of others.

Dr. Nicole has won multiple international awards and, in 2016, was 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.

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.

"As a writer, I dedicate my life to change the world one reader at a time. Being recognized as one of the 2017 Top Female Writer, tells me that I should follow my dream. My next non fiction medical series Felix and Booboo will help children and their care givers to understand human body secrets and diseases."

Teaching children critical thinking skills is the focus of Dr. Nicole's 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.

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 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 to 20,000 doctors. 

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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Author Sarah Klaiber Announces The Release Of New Children's Book, 'Treasures'

Klaiber's new book teaches kids and adults how good it feels to love and appreciate the treasures all around us.

Author Sarah Klaiber has announced the release of a new kids' book, 'Treasures'.

There are millions of children's books available today, and thousands of books on the value of positive thinking.  Award winning author Sarah Klaiber has managed to take a completely unique approach to both genres with this new release.

Nearly all of these kinds of books extol the virtues of positive thinking. Nothing new there. However, to find the reason WHY we should be positive, we must look beyond our perceptions of everyday events. This goes beyond positive thinking to the realization that every happening - good, bad, ugly, sad - offers us the opportunity to find a hidden treasure. What is a treasure? A treasure is anything that has value. And every one of those treasures holds massive power. How do we do that? There are three simple steps - Stop. Look. Appreciate.

"I wrote this book to remind kids and adults to appreciate the small things, the things around them that mean more than they realize," Klaiber stated. "If more children grow up with this message, the world could some day be a happier place. The same result could come from more adults being reminded of it as well."

A child's mental health is all important. Our children face issues we have never faced. The mental health issue is particularly challenging, as today's kids must interact in a world in which social media (and the resulting cyberbullying) take center stage. This does not only affect children. Adults face many of the same issues. Thankfully, Sarah did not stop with publishing a book. She also created a blog where she presents all kinds of ideas in regards to learning how to stop, look and appreciate.

When asked about the mission of her blog, Sarah stated “It is important to think positively more often than most of us do. The opportunity is always with us, not just when the book is open. My blog gives this message value. It gives the opportunity to connect, comfort and allow gentle reminders into our unprioritized minds.”

'Treasures' has received high praise from readers and reviewers. The book received a five star review from Readers Favorite. In that review, Barbara Fanson stated, "Treasures will remind children that they have a lot more valuable items in their life than they realize." Red City Review said, "The lesson offered is a crucial one, and parents will be sure to support the message that the book is trying to make." Another Amazon reviewer said, "Perfect book for keeping little ones grounded in this high tech, materialistic world." Great word choices tell what children (and everyone) value most. Excellent for grandparents' (and parents') snuggle time . . ."

Sarah Klaiber was recently featured on The Authors Show. She is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at sarahklaibertreasures@gmail.com. 'Treasures' is available at online retail book outlets. More information, including her blog, is available at her website at http://www.treasuresaroundus.com.

About Sarah Klaiber:

Writing was Sarah’s first love. Her creations started at a very young age with poetry and short stories. As time went on, her passion evolved into songwriting. Sarah enjoyed composing so much that she made plans to pursue it as a career after high school. She was offered a recording contract, but there was a better path in her future.

Creativity took a back seat as Sarah worked towards being the best wife and mother she could be. The music scene made a brief re appearance, but the experience was disappointing to say the least. After that, the pen stood still for quite some time.

From a very young age, Sarah also fought the silent battle of depression. It worsened in time and began to rob her and her family of the happy memories they deserved. Finally, she had enough. That was the day she began her journey to fight instead of give in. The result has been better days.

Sarah taught herself that, among other changes, taking time to find appreciation provides a better outlook and bring light to some darkness. The concept began with “Treasures,” the resurrection of her passion for writing. Today, she is proud to be the voice of someone who gets it, someone who still struggles but not ashamed to admit imperfections while trying to help others.

Contact:

Sarah Klaiber
sarahklaibertreasures@gmail.com
http://www.treasuresaroundus.com

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Monday, August 14, 2017

International Award Winning Author Wayne Clark Announces Release Of New Historical Fiction Novel, 'That Woman'

Clark's latest novel details the life of a woman kidnapped in France and brought to America as an indentured servant, a young woman who takes on the brutal merchant king of New York's East River waterfront—and wins.

While there is a tremendous amount of information available regarding slavery in the Southern United States, slavery in the Northeastern U.S. is seldom discussed. Nevertheless slavery and indentured servitude were prevalent in the Northeast, especially in New York City. CNN has featured the subject on CNNInteractive, and a recent article on the Untapped Cities website neatly summarized the history of three of the largest slave burial grounds discovered in New York City. However little has been known about the day to day lives of slaves and indentured servants who lived in the Northeastern U.S. during that time period. Until now.

Author Wayne Clark has announced the release of his latest historical novel, 'That Woman'.

Illness suddenly deprives 17-year-old Sarah Da Silva and her older brother Jacob of a mother. Before Sarah has come to terms with that loss, her merchant father grows frail and increasingly desperate in the face of impending bankruptcy. On a rainy night while their father scours the docks of Bordeaux, France, to make his final bid to save his family, his children are kidnapped and forced onto a ship bound for New York City where they'll be separated and sold to the highest bidder as indentured labor.

Purchased by a grotesque merchant whose wealth, backed by a team of henchmen, allows him to dominate the chaotic East River docks, Sarah strikes back the only way she can. Vowing to never allow him to put his hands on her again, she presses a knife to his fat neck. She demands her freedom, a roof over her head and the means to start a business. Her leverage? Knowledge obtained on the voyage that would bring the big man to his knees forever. He yields to her demands but privately swears to become her worst nightmare.

“The main idea in writing the book,” Clark stated, “was to tell a tale of a young woman’s survival against all odds in the raw man’s world of New York City’s East River waterfront. As I researched the history of the city in the Colonial era it soon became apparent that racism and slavery were an inseparable part of the city’s history. Slaves were bought and sold daily at the foot of Wall Street.

“On top of that, the immigrants who populated the city, and who were the ones to eventually build the country, were often little more than slaves themselves when tethered to multi-year contracts of indentureship. I married the two situations in the deep friendship between Sarah, the protagonist, and Noah, a free black who came to her aid.”

Wayne Clark is also the author of 'he & She'. 'he & She' was named as one of the best self-published books for 2015 by IndieReader. 'he & She' is an in-depth, fictional exploration of the subject of male midlife crisis.'he & She' took a 5-Star Silver Medal in the Readers' Favorite International Awards. In addition, Clark was chosen as a Finalist in the 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards for general fiction, and was named a winner in both the 2015 and 2016 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Awards.

'That Woman' has received high praise from reviewers and readers alike. Kirkus Reviews called it a "... meticulously crafted ... engrossing story". Reviewer Grady Harp said Clark, "invites us into dark places but keep the focus on the frailty and durability of our humanity. There is much to be learned here and in the quality of fine prose and drama Wayne Clark offers another solid novel."

Wayne Clark is currently featured on The Authors Show and is available for media interviews. He can be reached using the information below or by email at mtl1642@videotron.ca. Both novels are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions and in all other digital versions at all major online retailers. More information is available at his website at http://www.wayne-clark.com.

About Wayne Clark:

Award-winning author Wayne Clark was born in 1946 in Ottawa, Ont., but has called Montreal home since 1968. Woven through that time frame in no particular order have been interludes in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Germany, Holland and Mexico.

By far the biggest slice in a pie chart of his career would be labeled journalism, including newspapers and magazines, as a reporter, editor and freelance writer. The other, smaller slices of the pie would also represent words in one form or another, in advertising as a copywriter and as a freelance translator. However, unquantifiable in a pie chart would be the slivers and shreds of time stolen over the years to write fiction.

Contact:

Wayne Clark
http://www.wayne-clark.com
mtl1642@videotron.ca

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of August 14, 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 August 14, 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 August 14, 2017 On The Authors Show:

Travis Heermann
Linda Wallace-Kurtz
Jim and Shirley Carroll
Jane R. Wood
Robin Christensen
Andre Boyce
Janet S. Kleinman
Peggy Jaeger
Karen Kondazian
Marc Reklau
Bernard J. Fleury
Brian Aull
Anne Redelfs MD
Frances Fuller
Jim and Shirley Carroll
Dr. Nicole
Pat Chalfant
Tom Davis
Dr. Dildra Martin-Ogburn
Kristi Burchfiel
Elizabeth Ferry-Perata

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, August 10, 2017

Mentally Ill In Jails And Prisons - Awareness Of Correctional Mental Health Tragedy Brought To Light In Virginia Sollars New Novel, 'And Some Will Triumph'

'And Some Will Triumph' is a heartbreaking and riveting look into correctional  mental health that holds exciting potential for increasing awareness through print and film media

Many people are aware of the fact that the mental health crisis, one in which the mentally ill end up incarcerated as criminals, has reached epic proportions. On the other hand, many people are not. Before real solutions can be developed, awareness of the problem must increase.

The jail and prison systems are filled with mentally ill individuals who end up incarcerated, rather than being placed in mental health facilities where they belong. These types of cases have dramatically overloaded the system and have caused law enforcement to take drastic measures to overcome what can only be called a dismal failure of the current systems.

News organizations, radio, television and newspapers nationwide have been running feature stories on a regular basis. Many states are introducing legislative changes that attempt to address the problem. But it's not enough.

Virginia Sollars believes there is a real opportunity for print and film media to help create awareness in the mind of the public. As a psychiatric nurse working in the correctional system, Virginia journeyed inside the minds of the mentally ill. Her book, 'And Some Will Triumph, is a dramatic retelling of the heartbreaking situations she encountered every day. It is Virginia's fervent hope that her book will be made into a movie or television series. If she can accomplish that, the result could be record shattering. It would shine a bright light on the problem and would enlighten the public as to the mind-boggling problems law enforcement must deal with on a daily basis.

virginia sollars cover'And Some Will Triumph' relates the journey of Elizabeth, a compassionate nurse who comes to California from New York with her teenage daughter to work at the fictional Raine Correctional Facility. Elizabeth finds herself interacting with some of society’s most troubled and challenging inmates and shows how she must at times fight the system to give the best care to her patients. Elizabeth tells the stories of both the psychiatric inmates as well as the nurses who have problems in their lives as well.  Since the book is based on my professional experience, it is an insider’s look into the minds of psychiatric inmates revealing their secrets, regrets, frustrations and hopes and how they cope with their life in jail. But my book is more than just the story. It explains the many mental health disorders in such a way that people without a medical background can understand, points out the broken mental health system and describes the reasons why the mentally ill are incarcerated."

"I believe my book has great potential for a television series or a movie," Sollars said, "My book is very informative, it is written in such a way that everyone will finally understand what is means to be burdened with a psychiatric disorder, how the thought process is so different from ours and how it sometimes leads to involvement with law enforcement. My book is so different from any undertaking that has been taken before, its potential is great and I think that people will be amazed at what I have to say. I just need the right people to believe in me to get the word out. I know my book can make a difference. "

Sollars' book has received rave reviews from readers. Kirkus Reviews said the book is ….” a remarkable timeline of the treatment of mental illness in the past 40 years, and it’s a triumphant account of her boldness as a mother, nurse, and woman. At a time when mental health is in the forefront of conversations about our health care system, her story is one of hope."

One reader stated, "Absolutely the best book I’ve read in years, uncensored look into correctional mental health, patients, inmates and the professionals who deal with some of society’s most troubled criminals, their day to day struggles all interwoven within a gripping story of murder and suspense. A must read!" Another said, "Awesome story! While the story keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next, the real plight of the mental health patients in a correctional setting is heartbreaking.”

Virginia Sollars is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at virginiasollars@yahoo.com. 'And Some Will Triumph' is available at online retailers. More information is available at her website at http://www.virginiasollars.net.

About Virginia Frusteri Sollars:

Virginia Frusteri Sollars was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and became a registered nurse in 1980, working as a psychiatric nurse for most of her career. She worked in the jail system for twenty-six years, caring for and treating the mentally ill. She continues to advocate for the mentally ill though her presentations and radio shows advising people of the plight of the mentally ill. 

Contact:

Virginia Frusteri Sollars
virginiasollars@yahoo.com
http://www.virginiasollars.net

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

New Spiritual Book Release, 'Gideon: The Sound And The Glory,' Illuminates Epic Biblical Stories With Never Before Discovered Details

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 and adventure.

Author Joseph Ganci's new book has been called "masterfully created" and "riveting." Can a book based on the Bible warrant such high praise? In this case, yes, as Ganci deftly turns well known Biblical tales into a book filled with riveting deeds and powerful spiritual themes.

There are many instances of epic stories from the Bible hitting the big screen, among them "The Passion of the Christ," directed by Mel Gibson, starring Jim Caviezel and "Noah," starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly. Ganci's work could rank among them easily, as the epic saga he presents is both inspirational, and action packed, providing readers with startling details never revealed before.

Ganci paints 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.

"Why did I write about an obscure bible character?" Ganci stated. "It turns out that everyone knows the name Gideon, but few if any, know his far-reaching story? I was at the conclusion of Gideon’s very short story, of exactly seven pages, and one hundred verses. When an undiscovered mystery and an unfamiliar phrase leaped off the page."

'Then said he unto Zebah and Zalmunna, What manner of men were they whom ye slew at Tabor? And they answered, As thou art, so were they; each one resembled the children of a king.'

And he said, “They were my brethren, even the sons of my mother: as the Lord liveth if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.”

"The battle of Mount Tabor? Judges: Four and Five with its host of delicious and unforgettable characters. Gideon's brothers were murdered by the Midian kings at that battle. A battle that had concluded forty years before the life of Gideon. An obscure mystery came to life. A blood feud, and the one word, ‘Tabor’ that inspired the first seven chapters of my revelatory novel."

'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."

Ganci has also announced he will make his book available as a fundraising tool for like-minded associations and/or charities. Donors can receive an eBook version of 'Gideon' in exchange for a donation to a worthy cause. For more details, contact Joseph via email.

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, ethnically correct 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, August 8, 2017

Smart Tools for Life Announces Release Of New Children's Book, 'Barnyard Buddies', With Companion CD And Kids’ Music for Peace

Smart Tools for Life specializes in products that help children navigate their world during their formative years.

Smart Tools for Life has announced the release of a new children's book, “The Barnyard Buddies STOP for Peace.” They have simultaneously released two companion CDs, “I STOP for Peace,” and “Songs for Peace.” The tools help children learn anger management, conflict resolution, and many more social skills they term “peacemaking skills.” All products are available at Amazon and other retailers and on the company’s website.

Parents, grandparents, and teachers want many things for their children. They must guide, support, and hold their hands as they learn about the world. That is no small job, but it is perhaps the most important job in the world. Sadly, we live in a world in which children as young as 8 have committed suicide as the result of bullying.

“We provide resources that we call, ‘Smart Tools for Life,’” said co-director Julie Penshorn, “because they are useful tools for guiding children to be as safe, capable, joyful, and self-confident as they can be. That’s smart. Because they are memorable and engaging, they sink deeply into children's hearts and minds -- often for life.”

Their books, music, blog, and other state-of-the-art resources, provide practical and inspiration tools rooted in the latest concepts in neuroscience, social and emotional education, and environmental education. The children’s materials are catchy and fun, so they are a great way to introduce young learners to the idea that developing skills for anger management, effective conflict resolution, and for caring for themselves, others, and the planet, is a normal part of their learning process.

“What young children learn through repetition, in rhyming stories and music, sinks deeply into their hearts and minds, and becomes a way of life. The skills become as normal as brushing their teeth.” said co-director Rebecca Janke.

By sharing these tools with children, influencers help kids become the leaders of tomorrow, capable of co-creating a culture we all want to live in. Sesame Street, Dr. Seuss and others like them are beloved because they look at the world from the child's perspective as they teach important lessons. With a similar approach, Smart Tools for Life also recognizes it's not just what we teach that matters, but how we teach.

Author Julie Penshorn, MBC, and content editor, Rebecca Janke, M.Ed are co-directors of the nonprofit, Growing Communities for Peace, As evidenced by their extensive resumes and experience, Rebecca and Julie are thought leaders within the children's peace education field. They have had a fascinating journey, beginning with a curriculum on conflict resolution, complete with hands-on-learning tools, that is in use in over 13,000 locations. Now, they are introducing their unique children’s books and music and blog-based approach to support peace literacy and to support a culture of peace.

"This is a comprehensive program for teachers and families and it's so easy," stated Julie Penshorn. "No one has to add to their workload -- just read the book to the kids, then share the book and music repeatedly. The learning is taken care of. Overwhelmed teachers do not need to panic at another additional item on their 'to do' list. Rather, introducing these tools at the beginning of the year helps set the classroom tone and makes their job easier. With the help of our blog, teachers can infuse peacemaking skills into every aspect of children’s lives, to have a friendlier classroom that provides a safer, more satisfying, and more educational environment for children's learning. Parents encountering these materials can share them with teachers as well as use them at home."

Rebecca Janke and Julie Penshorn are available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at julie@smarttoolsforlife.com. More information is available on the website at http://www.smarttoolsforlife.com.

About Smart Tools for Life:

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

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

Contact:

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

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of August 7, 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 August 7, 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 August 7, 2017 On The Authors Show:

Ruth Finnegan
Danielle Pajak
Christina M. Pages
Dr. Nicole
Peggy Jaeger
Ruth Finnegan
Gwen Mayo
Andre Boyce
Mark Wayne Adams
Mikael Carlson
Roxanne Bland
Vahan Zanoyan
Clayton Graham
Diane Guntrip
Eleze "Lisa" Thomas McMillan
Kass Ghayouri
Sophia Byron
Karen Kondazian
Ankit Shukla
Virginia Frusteri Sollars
Stephan A. Silva
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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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

How The US Department Of Peace Could Help Mosul Rebuild After ISIS - Frances Fuller Issues Statement

Fuller spent many years in the Middle East. She puts a face on the Middle East many Americans have not yet seen. Her award-winning memoir, 'In Borrowed Houses', gives readers a penetrating glimpse of the Middle East from the inside

Frances Fuller, multi-award winning author of a book about Lebanon, 'In Borrowed Houses', has called for the creation of a US Department of Peace. A Department of Peace in the most powerful country in the world, a cabinet-level department of government, prepared and empowered, could use history to create a better future. It could create meaning out of the agony of war. She recently issued a statement about conditions in the shattered city of Mosul, saying that a U S Department of Peace could help lay a new foundation for peace, uniting the survivors, Christians and Muslims who have suffered through the long battle with ISIS.

“City in ruins. Society shattered.”

"This is the way war ends: homes, houses of worship, places of business, schools, hospitals, all reduced to rubble, piles of stones. Dazed humans occasionally pulled from the rubble, emaciated, wounded; babies covered with dust and dehydrated. Community destroyed along with the physical city. Trust in one another gone."

"On July 10,  the same day as the above headline, the United States Institute of Peace in Washington invited subscribers of their newsletter to a July 14 event where Ambassador Ekkard Brose, German Special Envoy for Crisis Prevention and Joseph Pennington, American Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq, would discuss strategies to advance a sustainable peace in Iraq and the area. Far off in California, I want to know what they said in their one hour and fifteen minutes.  I wonder what power they have to implement anything they talk about." 

"This is why I believe that a Department of Peace, equal in authority to every other department of our government is necessary. A Department of Peace would have been working for a long time on what to do when the battle for Mosul ended. A Department of Peace could do more than discuss. It could help a president formulate policy. It could go to the Congress with a program. It could focus the best minds in our country on promoting ideas and ideals instead of inventing and selling weapons. It could unite Muslims and Christians in giving the jobless, purposeless youth of the world a better narrative than the one that invites them to become killers and rapists."

"War is merely a way for one group to seize temporary power over another by violence. The violence is met by more violence. Its very existence promotes its necessity. Thus war gives birth to war. This is an endless cycle of futile suffering, unless we have a plan for afterwards."

"The Mosul its people knew is gone and will not come back. Another city may be built, maybe a better, more beautiful one, but it will not be home to those who escaped early and are living now in a refugee camp in Jordan  or in the streets in foreign countries. It will not be home to those who stayed in Mosul ‘til the bitter end and were pulled from the rubble by the army that rescued them."

"What the battle has cost these people no human can be given back. Dead fathers, sisters, children, best friends will not rise again to join those who survived to grieve for them. Childhood and innocence missed will never happen. Education forfeited is lost opportunity forever crippling lives."   

The full statement is available on her blog at http://www.inborrowedhouseslebanon.com.

Frances Fuller puts a face on the Middle East many Americans have not yet seen. Her award-winning memoir, 'In Borrowed Houses', gives readers a penetrating glimpse of the Middle East from the inside.

The Syrian occupation of Lebanon during that country’s long civil war is part of Fuller’s experience in the Middle East, related in her memoir. Told in short episodes, Fuller’s book reveals the alienation, confusion and courage of civilians in the Lebanese civil war, introducing to the reader a variety of real people with whom the author interacts: editors, salesmen, neighbors, refugees, soldiers, missionaries, lawyers, shepherds, artists, students. With these people she works, studies, plays games, prays, laughs and cries, all to the accompaniment of gunfire. Together these small stories tell what war is like for civilians caught on a battlefield, and they create the impression of the Lebanese as a fun-loving, witty, patient and resilient people. Fuller's stories compose not a political history, but a historical document of a time and a place.

'In Borrowed Houses' has taken three industry awards. Frances Fuller was the Grand Prize winner in the 2015 '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Book Awards. It received the bronze medal for memoir in the Illumination Book Awards in 2014. Northern California Publishers and Authors annually gives awards for literature produced by residents of the area. In 2015 'In Borrowed Houses' received two prizes: Best Non-fiction and Best Cover.

Critics have praised ‘In Borrowed Houses.’ A judge in the 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards called 'In Borrowed Houses' “ . . a well written book full of compassion . . . a captivating story . . . ”. Another reviewer described the book as “Wise, honest, sensitive, funny, heart-wrenching . . .”. Colin Chapman, lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut said, “ . . . western Christians and Middle Eastern Christians need to read this story…full of remarkable perceptiveness and genuine hope.”

Frances Fuller is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at frances0516@att.net. The full text of her latest article is available at her website. Fuller's book is available at Amazon and other book retailers. A free ebook sample from 'In Borrowed Houses' is available at http://www.payhip.com/francesfuller. Frances Fuller also blogs on other issues relating to the Middle East on her website at http://www.inborrowedhouseslebanon.com.

About Frances Fuller:

Frances Fuller spent thirty years in the violent Middle East and for twenty-four of those years was the director of a Christian publishing program with offices in Lebanon. While leading the development of spiritual books in the Arabic language, she survived long years of civil war and invasions.

Contact:

Frances Fuller
frances0516@att.net
http://www.inborrowedhouseslebanon.com

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Author Delores Miles Announces New Children's Book Release, 'Don't Be Afraid, Be Brave'

Miles, through a story featuring Daisy the wise Westie, hopes to help kids understand they are not alone with their feelings and fears. The new children's book is slated for release in late 2017.

Author Delores Miles has announced the upcoming release of a new book for kids, 'Don't Be Afraid. Be Brave'.

A recent article on Parents.com listed the Top 10 toddler fears, which included things like fear of the dark, monsters and even the weather. Another piece on KidsHealth.com listed movies, nightmares, war and others. In short, kids hold many fears. It is up to parents to help them overcome that long list of fears. Delores Miles' upcoming kids book will help parents help children overcome those fears through an engaging story about sharing their feelings and their fears.

'Don’t Be Afraid. Be Brave' is a story written to help children age 1 to 10 realize they are not alone with their feelings and fears. With sensitivity and humor, it allows each reader realize it is okay to openly share their fears. They will see the main characters, Lizzie and Ben have many of their same fears.  Daisy, the wise talking Westie, helps her young owners to overcome these fears with reason and understanding.  Daisy is a safe messenger to take away the burden of unfounded fears that children carry each day.

"Working as an educator for 41 years, I witnessed the pain children endured because of their fears," Miles stated. "All children have many fears in common. I wrote this book to help them see that it is ok to be afraid but also many fears are unfounded and can be relieved with a simple explanation. Daisy the wise Westie does just that in the book. Parents will not be disappointed."

The new children's book is slated for release on December 1, 2017.

Delores is a cross-genre writer and is also the author of a romantic fiction novel, 'Never My Love'. 'Never My Love' has received very positive reviews. 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:

Delores Miles 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. 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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