Thursday, September 20, 2018

It's Just A Test, Prayer Is The Answer - Some Forms Of Depression Can Be Overcome Through Faith Says Multi-Award Winning Christian Author Donna Louis

Christian author Donna Louis was named Top Female Author in the 2018 Top Female Author Awards. Her book, entitled ‘Miracles Of Direction’, is an in-depth study of some of Christianity's most well-documented miracles.

Depression is by far one of the most common mental disorders today. According to the National Institute of Mental Health website, it is estimated that 16.2 million adults have had at least one major depressive episode in the US. That number is staggering. Are we becoming more depressed? Or has that always been the case and we are just now becoming aware of the problem? Is our modern-day lifestyle the cause? What is the answer?

In a recent article posted on her website, multi-award-winning Christian author Donna Louis gives us a glimpse into the lives of some characters from the Bible who faced seemingly insurmountable challenges. They did not have the luxury of going into therapy or nor did they have access to anti-depressants. They instead relied on their faith in God. He delivered, in ways that are nothing short of miraculous.

The Red Sea

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. And the Lord said unto Moses, wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. – Exodus 14:13-16.

Daniel In the Lion’s Den

Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. And a stone was brought and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel. Then the king went to his palace and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him. Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live forever. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also, before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. Then was the king exceedingly glad for him and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So, Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him because he believed in his God. – Daniel 6:16-23

More is available at http://www.miraclebook.net.

"Life has its advantages and disadvantages but ultimately it is better to be alive than dead," Louis stated. "When you are alive you can see a beautiful rainbow, laugh at a joke, go see a baseball game, enjoy a great meal, enjoy a beautiful sunset walk on the beach with the one you love. Sure, there will be days when things don’t go as you planned and uphill battles to overcome but ultimately that is life. Don’t look at life as a Languishing Ill-fated Fury of Escapades. Instead live life as Lighthearted Intoxicating with Faith and Enthusiasm. This is what your heavenly father wants you to leave the struggles up to him because the battle is not yours it’s the lords and ultimately Only God Can."

Louis was recently chosen as the winner in the 2018 Top Female Author Awards in the Religion/Philosophy/Spiritual category. Louis was chosen from an international field of contestants by a panel of judges.

Louis has also announced that several radio interviews will be available over a 4-day period from September 21 through September 24, 2018 at The Authors Show site at http://www.theauthorsshow.com. September 21 through September 23 she will be featured in an interview in which she discusses her Top Female Author award. On September 24 she will be featured in an interview in which she discusses 'Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision and Miracles of Purpose'. The interviews will be available worldwide for 24 hours a day on those dates.

Louis' win follows three awards in the '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Awards contest (2015, 2016 and 2017), and one nomination in the 2017 Top Female Authors Awards.

Donna Louis helps readers explore miracles both past and present. Her book, 'Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision and Miracles of Purpose' explores biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth. She then references with miracles that take place on a daily basis in the modern world. She separates these miracles into four categories and presents insightful example of each type, taken directly from the Bible.

Louis knows her subject well, as she has personally experienced four 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 will be donating 100% of proceeds from sales of her books from Payhip to March For Our Lives until September 30, 2018. The book is available with discounted pricing at Payhip at http://www.payhip.com/themagic.

Louis has also announced the upcoming release of her latest Christian book, 'Book of Proverbs, Wisdom vs Wilderness'.

'Book of Proverbs – Wisdom vs. Wilderness' delves into the need for gaining greater wisdom. The primary purpose of the Book of Proverbs is to teach wisdom to everyone. The Book of Proverbs provides intellectual depth and insights and exceptional wisdom on how to live a fortunate and tranquil life by honoring and respecting God as omnipotent.

The newest book discusses all chapters in Proverbs 1-31 and brings insight, clarity, and basic meaning to several verses in each chapter to solidify why wisdom is essential and mandatory in life, so readers can live a blessed life versus living a life that is destitute, empty, and obsolete. It is scheduled for release in 2018.

Louis was chosen as a winner in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' awards contest. '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."

She is also now making her current book available to both hurricane relief organizations and Christian organizations to be used as a fundraising tool. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the e-book may be donated to those organizations that qualify. Churches and other charitable organizations 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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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Steve Snyder, Author Of Military Aviation Book 'Shot Down', Announces Documentary Based On His Award Winning Book

'Shot Down' has received 28 industry awards. Snyder's father was shot down over Europe during WWII. 'Shot Down' is a dramatic retelling of the stories surrounding that event. The book was recently placed on the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Recommended Book List.

Multi-award winning author Steve Snyder, author of 'Shot Down', has announced he will be traveling in Europe in September to continue filming a documentary based on his multi-award winning book.

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.

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.

Snyder will be traveling in Europe in September to film locations in Belgium where the events in the book took place and to interview local people about these events. Chris Allport of Allport Studios will accompany him as Director of Photography.

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

2017 TopShelf Magazine Editor's Choice Award
2017 Independent Press Awards - Winner Military Nonfiction
2017 John E Weaver Excellent Reads Award - Winner Non-Fiction Military
2017 Book Excellence Awards - Finalist Military
2017 New York City Big Book Awards - Winner Military Nonfiction
2016 Online Book Club Book of the Year Contest - Winner
2016 The Author's Show 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Contest - Winner
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
2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie/Self-Published Book Competition - Notable Book
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

Snyder's book is utterly unique in that it details the varied, detailed, and amazing stories of what happened to each crew member. Snyder's father, Howard, 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.

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 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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Award Winning Author Melanie S. Pronia Takes Grand Prize, Named As Top Female Author In 2018 Top Female Author Awards

Pronia, winner of the Grand Prize in the 2018 awards, writes paranormal and psychological thrillers and mysteries.

Florida resident and award winning author Melanie S. Pronia was recently awarded the Grand Prize in the 2018 Top Female Author awards. She is the author of 'Descent,' a mystery suspense thriller novel. She was chosen from an international field of contestants by a panel of judges. She received a prize package valued at over $1200.

"I couldn’t believe that I had won the contest," Pronia stated. "I had just woken up and was sipping my coffee when I looked at the announced winners and there was my name, listed as the grand prize winner. I actually handed my laptop to my husband and asked if it was real. It was a wonderful moment that I will never forget."

In the storyline of 'Descent,' Dana, a married mother of two, has a family she loves. She loves them so much that she has to leave them so they won’t contract her disease, which is common but deadly. Embarrassed and ashamed, Dana acknowledges that she has gone insane.

She has to die. In order for her to die, she has to leave her family and the safety of her home. She doesn’t want her husband discovering her deceased body. With careful planning, she has decided that she will end her life in beautiful Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota Florida. The walk from Jacksonville to the southwest end of the state will be long, treacherous and full of consequences, both good and bad, that Dana never considered.

Pronia is a prolific writer. Other published works include:

Amateur Ghost Hunting
Five Sisters
Journey of Souls
Lillian Lake
Strange Girls

Upcoming books include:

At Death's Door
Daughter of Daughters
Descent II
Heathen Child
Here Lies
In the Shadow of Death
One with the Woods

Melanie S. Pronia is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at melaniespronia@yahoo.com. All of her books are available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at her website at http://www.melaniespronia.com.

About Melanie S. Pronia:

Melanie S. Pronia lives in Orange Park, FL with her husband, fellow novelist, John Maycumber. She is the proud mother of a United States Marine, Andrew, and her youngest son, Jarred who is interested in Forensic Science.

Melanie has been writing since she was about 14 years old. Having worked as a Cemeterian, Melanie enjoys visiting cemeteries and historic sites.

Contact:

Melanie S. Pronia
melaniespronia@yahoo.com
http://www.melaniespronia.com

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

First Annual Selfie Film Awards Sponsored By The Selfie Project By Award Winning Selfie Filmmaker Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Now Open For Submissions

The Selfie Film Awards celebrates selfies, selfie filmmakers and a new form of artistic expression. The Selfie Film Awards is now accepting applications for submission.

Multi-award winning author and selfie filmmaker Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein has announced that the first annual Selfie Film Awards is now accepting submissions at the Selfie Filmmakers website.

Recorded history began with cave drawings. Then, stone tablets and eventually documents and books. Today, we have all types and styles of digital media that our descendants will use to gain insight from the historical record of previous generations. Selfie films are the next logical step in the progression.

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist and multi-award winning Selfie filmmaker, clearly demonstrates that there are no boundaries in regard to what can be accomplished with this cutting-edge form of filmmaking. Her current focus is centered on 'The Selfie Project' and 'The Selfie Filmmaker Awards'.

"The Selfie Project is gaining steam day by day," Dr Holstein stated. "What started as a clever way to make a film about a tween, coming of age, more intense and appealing, is turning into a multi-dimensional project. 'The Selfie Project' is designed to bring new forms of film: #SelfiesasFilm; #Selfiesasdrama; and #Selfiefilmmakerseverywhere to the public and to give voice to a range of issues from school shootings to humor, body shaming, social media, bullying, falling in love, or any other topic filmmakers would like to address.

"In the The New York Times article 'A Twist on a Dance Craze, From a Muddy Rice Field' we learn how dancing alongside one's oxen can make work less repetitive and also one can end up with international fame as a Selfie goes viral. Who knows what doors may open up for these particular fellows. Perhaps they will find themselves teaching dance. Whatever happens to them, we cannot gauge how many others may be inspired to make their daily jobs more interesting.

"Never before in the history of man have we had the capacity to transmit every type of human effort, opinion, story or advice as instantly as Selfies permit. For me as a psychologist/filmmaker, I have an unique take on how I wish to use Selfies, both artistically and for the betterment of humankind.

"Artistically, drama used to helped us understand human behavior is my goal. I have made a number of Selfie Coming of Age films. There is no doubt that actors filming their own scenes with a smart phone adds an intensity to their performances. Scenes emerge that are amazingly real and intense. The audience laughs, sighs and is responsive in ways that lead to better communicating and understanding between all.

"Selfies films give filmmakers an opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, ideas, hopes, dreams, etc. We each have a voice that can reach out into the world. How amazing. We don't have to wait any longer to be invited to speak or to be famous. Be it a Vlog, or Facebook or You Tube, everyone can jump into the water.

"My goal is to give voice to kids, tweens and teens in particular. My Podcast show, 'The Enchanted Self Presents' and my website www.selfiefilmmakers.com are giving voice to kids on a number of issues. This month on my Podcast show discusses School Anxiety, Academic Anxiety and Friend Drama. Dr. Lucinda Monica Seares shares psychological insights, along with me and several students and their Selfies on these subjects."

Applicants for the awards can apply at the SelfieFilmmakers.com website.

Holstein's short films have won numerous awards and accolades.

The Truth A Short Film:

Garden State Film Festival Premier - Best Pop Song 2016
Golden Door Int. Film Festival - Official Selection - September 2016
Grove Film Festival - Showing - May 2017
Female Filmmakers Film Festival - Official Selection - 12th of 92 films
Roselle Park Shorts Film Festival - Official Selection - September 2017

The Truth A Short Short Film:
FilmOneFest Premier - July 2016
Chain Film Festival - Official Selection - August 2016
Jersey City Int. Television and Film Festival - Official Selection - November 2016
Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival - Official Selection- May 2017

Secrets A Coming Of Age Selfie Film:

Alice Guy-Blache Women In Cinema Award - Nomination - October 2017, Golden Globe International Film Festival
NewFilmmakers, Manhattan- Official Selection, January 24, 2018
Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest Film Series - Best Experimental Film nomination - March 2018
Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest Film Series - Best New Jersey Short nomination - March 2018
Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest Film Series - Best Concept nomination - March 2018
Hang on To Your Shorts, Official Selection - April 2018, Nominated for Best New Jersey Drama and Best Experimental Film
Shown March 1 1018 as one of 6 outstanding women’s films at the Behane Center in Jersey City, for Women’s History Month by Golden Door International Film Festival.
Brightside Tavern Film Festival, Season 7 - Best Experimental Film - March 2018
Jersey Shore Film Festival, August 2018, Won Award as Best Educational Film of the Festival.
Actress Megan Brown nominated as Best Actress for Medium Short Films, Brightside Shorts Film Festival, August, 2018

Falling In Love A Coming Of Age Selfie Film:

Brightside Tavern Film Festival-March 2017- Best Experimental Film Nomination, Second Place Award as Best New Jersey Film Short
Grove Film Festival, Official Selection-May 2017
Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival - Best Experimental Film nomination - May 2017
Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival - Best Concept Film nomination - May 2017
Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival - Megan Brown Rising Star Award - May 2017
Love Shorts Film Festival - Official Selection - February 2018

Conflict:

Official selection premiered at the New Jersey International Film Festival at Rutgers University on June 9th, 2018
Semi-finalist in the JELLY Fest Film Festival, June, 2018
Official selection for the Brightside Tavern Film Festival, early August, 2018

Angst:

Official Selection for the Brightside Tavern Film Festival in early August, 2018

'Secrets' was selected for inclusion in "Passages: Women in Transition," Women In Media - Newark's 2018 Women's History Month film festival, held on March 27 – April 5, 2018 at Rutgers University Newark, New Jersey, and at various satellite venues in the area.

'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 presents issues and stories behind the creation of Dr. Holstein's "selfie films", which utilize cutting edge New Media technology. Topics and questions for discussion can be used by a parent and a child, or a group of hundreds as universal subjects of growing up and handling tough issues are presented.

Selfie:

Official selection at the One Minute Film Fest, Teaneck, New Jersey, August 8, 2018

Dr. Holstein was featured as an Entrepreneur in the Asbury Park Press, June 11, 2018.

Dr. Holstein makes a number of her books and films available to be used as fundraising tools. She 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 barbara.holstein@gmail.com. More information is available at her website at http://www.SelfieFilmmakers.com.

Profile:

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for happiness and a pioneer in Selfies as Film. Dr. Holstein's Enchanted Self website was 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 Your Tango, 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
barbara.holstein@gmail.com
732-571-1200
http://www.thetruthforgirls.com
http://www.selfiefilmmakers.com

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of September 10, 2018

Book Marketing serves as a resource for authors and allows members to engage in promotion and publicity for marketing purposes. The site offers no-charge marketing training, book publicity opportunities and a buyers club for book marketing services

Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show, founders of The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, have announced The Authors Show radio and broadcast schedule for the week of September 10, 2018. The new show schedule is available at the Authors Marketing Powerhouse site.

For those who hope to sell books on the Internet, the challenge can be daunting. It can be confusing difficult, time consuming and expensive. Book Marketing, branded as The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, helps authors overcome these challenges by providing authors and publishers three distinct benefits:

* No charge publicity - members can upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book videos. Each author can develop a personalized page and a personal blog. The site allows for integration with Facebook and Twitter.

* No charge marketing training - provided through the Book Marketing Master Class series of training videos and peer to peer sharing of information.

* Buyers club - low pricing on products and services used by authors and publishers to market books allows members to dramatically reduce book production and book marketing costs.

The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings.  The site is a joint collaboration, developed by Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show.

The Authors Show radio shows offer professionally produced radio interviews that are broadcast worldwide. Segmented shows by genre include fiction, non-fiction and Christian shows. The upcoming scheduled radio lineups include:

Week September 10, 2018 On The Authors Show:

10-Sep   Anne Redelfs MD
10-Sep   Cathy Droz   
10-Sep   Dr. Scot Hodkiewicz
10-Sep   Michael James Stewart
10-Sep   Judith Bognar Bean
10-Sep   Lisa Reinicke

11-Sep   Carlos Rubio
11-Sep   Pendelton C. Wallace
11-Sep   Heather McCollum
11-Sep   Donna Louis 
11-Sep   Richard Trayler
11-Sep   Andrea Wildenthal Hanson

12-Sep   Dr. Nicole
12-Sep   Jenny Mannion
12-Sep   Dr. Duane Mangum
12-Sep   Melanie S. Pronia
12-Sep   Russell Vann
12-Sep   Anthony McMaryion

13-Sep   Donna Louis
13-Sep   Colin Chappell
13-Sep   Kristin A. Oakley
13-Sep   Caroline H. Sheppard
13-Sep   Kristin Casey
13-Sep   Janet Kole

Sep 14/15/16   Linda Maria Frank
Sep 14/15/16   Linda Maria Frank
Sep 14/15/16   Linda Maria Frank
Sep 14/15/16   Jane R. Wood 
Sep 14/15/16   Jim Dilyard
Sep 14/15/16   Danny Johnson 

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, September 6, 2018

Award Winning Author Jody Sharpe Announces Stories About Kids And Angels Now Being Accepted For 'Tuesdays With The Angels', 'Town Of Angels' To Be Released Soon

Sharpe's books are riveting inspirational thrillers written in honor of her daughter Kate and her husband Steve.

In the latest installment of 'Tuesdays With The Angels', Jody Sharpe, author of ‘The Angel's Daughter’ and 'To Catch An Angel', presented several stories about the unique relationship children have with angels, and how some of those children have impacted her life.

"Over the years teaching children with special needs I found myself in awe of their wholesomeness," Sharpe stated. "The first student that touched my heart was named Heather. Her middle name was Angel. I worked in a community center in a day long program for these children. Heather was a fun and lively nine year old with a heart of gold. My first student with Down’s Syndrome, she paved the way for me to grow to love them all. I was so new and knew very little about children with disabilities but had wanted to teach these children since high school where I volunteered with girls with special needs who came to our school to learn to swim. Teaching Heather was a joy and her parents were the nicest people who encouraged their children with hope and boundless love . . ."

"Heather made such an impact in my life that in my novels 'The Angel’s Daughter' and 'To Catch an Angel', a few female characters have Angel as their middle name. Heather is the name of a child adopted in 'To Catch an Angel'. I always will be grateful to all my students and Heather, the first student who stole my heart."

"Many children have had angel experiences. In my novel 'To Catch an Angel', miracles happen in Mystic Bay as three children have angel encounters. These events bring the whole town together to share in the joy of the angel sightings. The effect of love from the angel sightings goes all around the world."

More is available at her website at http://www.jodysharpe.com.

In her 'Tuesdays With The Angels' blog series, Jody Sharpe presents quotes about angels drawn from several of her books and fascinating angel stories from herself and others who submit stories for publication.

New installments in the series include:

Tuesdays With The Angels - Children And Angels 4

Tuesdays With The Angels - Children And Angels 3

Tuesdays With The Angels - Children And Angels 2

Tuesdays With The Angels - Children And Angels 1

Jody is now accepting submissions of angel stories for possible inclusion on her 'Tuesdays With The Angels blog. She hopes to create a collection of angel stories that involve sightings of angels, interaction with angels, miraculous angel encounters and other types of accounts or stories. All submissions will be considered, but inclusion is not guaranteed. Stories may be submitted at http://bit.ly/2FV8amd.

Angels and stories about angelic beings have been with us since Biblical times. While some people believe angels are real and do exist, others dismiss the possibility. There is tremendous interest in the subject. A Google search lists hundreds of millions of results. A number of videos on Youtube claim to have caught angels in action - on film.

Jody Sharpe knows angels exist. Her first book, ‘The Angel's Daughter’, was written in memory of her daughter Kate. Her second book, 'To Catch An Angel', was written in memory of her husband Steve.

Over a decade ago, when her daughter died tragically Sharpe faced down the most difficult challenge of her life. She was determined not to just merely survive, but to live; to honor the life of her beloved daughter, her twins, her husband and the rest of the rich life she had created before the tragedy. Blessed with an inherently positive outlook these trying times were strengthened by influences from the late Norman Vincent Peale to the children's book character, Wilbur the pig. For Sharpe, ministers of spirit and guidance took the form of angels. Sharpe's openness to change led her to write her first novel, 'The Angel's Daughter'. The story that takes place in the fictitious town of Mystic Bay, California and encompasses all Sharpe's attitudes about goodness, healing and moving on.

Jody is also the author of 'To Catch An Angel', written in memory of her late husband Steve. In 'To Catch An Angel', miracles happen in Mystic Bay, California, the town with the psychic and angel vibe. Angels are calling. Psychic Maggie Malone returns home to find she's swept up in the miracle of it all. She can't imagine why her mother left or who her father might be. But these questions pale in comparison to the wonder of the angels. Maggie meets writer, Noah Greenstreet. They realize they've met before, but where? Maggie and Noah embark on a journey to find our world is all awash with angels.

Jody has announced the upcoming release of a new book about angels, 'Town of Angels'. In the storyline of the book, a secret lies in Mystic Bay, California where angels have appeared to children. The secret angels live as humans is safe for now but is it? As a bully, Klaus Waxman comes to town, Angel Ken Greer, a storeowner, must carefully guide his flock of humans not to give in to the bully’s efforts. As Klaus opens a store mocking the resident angels sightings, Angel Ken guides psychic Justine Greer, her family and the indomitable oldest psychic in town, Madam Norma, to thwart Klaus Waxman’s efforts with their soft voices and intuitive minds…

The new book is slated for release in 2019.

Jody was chosen as a winner in the annual '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Book Awards. She was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process.

Sharpe's books have received a large number of rave reviews. A recent Amazon review stated, "This book would make a beautiful Christmas Hallmark movie. You will be left believing in Angels here on earth." Another said, "This a wonderful story that reminds us of the kindness and gentleness that exists in this world." Another stated, "Amazing. Most of all it is a feel good book and a must read.”

Jody Sharpe is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at sharpejody76@gmail.com. Angel stories can be submitted at http://bit.ly/2FV8amd. All of her books are available at online book retailers. New quotes will be added every Tuesday to the 'Tuesdays With The Angels' section of her blog, which can be found at her website at http://www.JodySharpe.com.

Profile:

Jody Sharpe had a rewarding career as a Special Education teacher. Writing about angels became healing after losing her daughter and then her husband. The valuable lessons she learned about moving forward and loving life in the now have set her on a mission to tell the stories with love, humor and spiritual awakening. The fictitious town of Mystic Bay has given her an avenue to put characters and themes together hopefully enlightening the reader towards contemplation of the precious life and memories we are given.

Contact:

Jody Sharpe
sharpejody76@gmail.com
http://www.jodysharpe.com

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Old Testament Revelation, Modern Day Revelation And Trump's Power Struggles - Nothing New Under The Sun Says Award-Winning Author Joseph Ganci

In 'Gideon, The Sound, and the Glory,' Ganci combines Old Testament revelations with modern day revelations, action, and adventure to provide audiences with a unique, emotionally charged experience.

For award-winning author Joseph Ganci, author of 'Gideon, The Sound and the Glory,' the political upheavals and power struggles we read in our headlines nearly every day are nothing new. “There is nothing new under the sun.” King Solomon. These only appear to be something new, as today all the conflicting and sordid political details are easily available to public opinion. In many ways, however, these modern-day political dramas play out familiar storylines that harken back to Biblical times. "We have learned by sad experience," Ganci stated, "that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise forceful domination and embrace the illusion of control over the affairs of men."

Ganci has a finely tuned flair for the dramatic. He uses this to turn the little-known account of Gideon into a Bible-based novel that reads like a modern-day major motion picture. He shows us that Biblical stories can be more than just dusty history - they can be keenly entertaining. He brings the Bible to life and rekindles the fires of ancient passions. He offers practical application of revelatory insights of faith, visions, and spiritual determination for modern-day living. He does it all in ways that will entertain, motivate and enlighten.

"So he took him (general Abner) aside from his own followers, as if he would speak with him in private, and brought him into a void (secluded) place of the gate, having himself nobody with him but his brother Abishai; then he drew his sword, and smote him in the groin; upon which Abner died by this treachery of general Joab, which, as he said himself, was in the way of punishment for his brother Asahel, whom Abner smote and slew as he was pursuing after him in the battle of Hebron, but as the truth was, out of his fear of losing his command of the army to Abner, and also his dignity with the king, and lest he should be deprived of those advantages, and out of the dread that Abner would replace him and obtain the first rank in David's court.

"By these examples anyone may learn how many and how great instances of wickedness men will venture upon for the sake of getting money and authority, and that they may not fail of either of them; for as when they are desirous of obtaining the same, they acquire them by ten thousand evil practices; so when they are afraid of losing them, they get them confirmed to them by practices much worse than the former, as if no other calamity so terrible could befall them as the failure of acquiring so exalted an authority; and when they have acquired it, and by long custom found the sweetness of it, the losing it again: and since this last would be the heaviest of all afflictions they all of them contrive and venture upon the most difficult actions, out of the fear of losing the same. But let it suffice that I have made these short reflections upon that subject." - Titus Flavius Josephus, first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historian, and hagiographer.

Ganci takes a ground-breaking and revelatory path in his quest to bring the awe-inspiring story of Gideon to life and ultimately to film. He believes that connecting facts are far more enchanting than loosely fitting fantasies. 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 historical biblical geography.

* The creative arch is revelatory in its timing and issues.

* The research is concrete, firmly rooted in customs, languages, and traditions.

Gideon coverGanci fills in the blanks with rock-solid research and prophetic revelations. It is a style that has allowed him to create breakthrough approaches that are exciting and breathtaking while remaining within the limits of believable biblical teachings.

Mysteries long hidden in ancient shadows now leap to life blazing unto the pages of revelation. Details that link passages, peoples, and places are the most exciting part of the storytelling process. Details give possibilities a firm foundation as bones give form and strength to living flesh. Details long since lost or misunderstood, now ring true, giving texture, and breath, to long-forgotten gems of perception resurrected from ruins, dust, and ashes.

Ganci believes that Old Testament revelations are the Word of God. At the same time, that many needful details remained buried until the information age of discovery made them obvious and visible to the naked eye. These insights create a middle ground of understanding. As a dedicated and highly motivated researcher, he proposes there are many undiscovered nuggets of spiritual gold in the original manuscripts. He shines a new light on ancient texts and removes the black or white argument of the all-or-nothing question of modern-day revelations. He is adept at untangling the philosophical and theological human-made knots. And he gives us an opportunity to take a fresh look at what some consider to be foregone conclusions.

Readers of 'Gideon The Sound and the Glory' will learn about the Jewish Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, the mysterious Golden Ephod, how, and why, David found himself at his battle with Goliath, and much, much more. This work illuminates the dark corners of scripture while engaging readers in a gripping narrative.

Joseph Ganci was recently chosen as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' in the 2017 Book Awards. '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 fantastic 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 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 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 regarding speaking engagements, including sample video interviews, is available at Ganci's website at http://www.gideonsglory.com/speaking/.

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, September 4, 2018

The Afterlife Is A Fact And Near-Death Experience Research Gives Us The Proof Says Award-Winning Author Bernard Fleury

Fleury's highly praised book, 'Near-Death Experience: Out of The Darkness Into The Light' gives us an opportunity to build a bridge between science and spirituality and proves conclusively that an afterlife filled with light exists.

For nearly everybody, death is a primary fear. For many of us, this fear and sense of dread stem from our lack of knowledge about an event we will certainly face. In the past, faith was the only thing that could provide us with any sense of reassurance whatsoever. But now, thanks to modern science, we have real hope based on scientific evidence.

What if we could find peace of mind in the face of inevitable death? What if we could gain assurance that a world of light and a Being of Light awaits us when we die? As the title of Bernard Fleury's book suggests, 'Near-Death Experience: Out of The Darkness Into The Light' is an account of the near-death experience that presents a sweeping overview of what this experience is - as reported by leading researchers in several major studies.

The near-death experience has been documented at length and in detail in hundreds of books. Fleury agrees with Melvin Morse M.D., that near-death experiences are simply natural signs (not paranormal) that many scientists continue to ignore.

"Until October 2, 2015 my study of near-death experiences was primarily centered on the research of Raymond Moody M.D., Melvin Morse M.D., Pim Van Lommel M.D., Kenneth Ring Ph.D., and Bruce Greyson M.D., who developed a list of nine stages of the near-death experience," Fleury stated. "That list, plus Eadie’s Twelve Stages/Points in her personal near-death experience was the focus of my focused search for the light in the near-death experience."

"Then I came across J. Steve Miller’s website. I saw his book, 'Near-Death Experiences As Evidence For The Existence Of God And Heaven'. He related vividly detailed stories from Dr. Pim van Lommel’s resuscitated patients in a Dutch Hospital regarding their trips to the other side. These are included in the ebook.

"During the same search to update my near-death information I found a researcher I was totally unacquainted with, P.M.H. Atwater who had been actively engaged in near-death research since 1978. She used an interview technique based on police investigations learned from her father. There are 3,000 adult experiencers and 277 child experiencers in her research base. This is covered in Chapter Two. She discovered four distinctive patterns of the near-death experience.

"I wrote this book as part of the Called into Life by the Light Series of five e-Books/Audio Books that present the phenomenon of light in the various ways it enters human life and experience. This e-Book/Audio Book presents the ways that a near-death experience that involves light affects the experiencer’s life forever."

Nearly all of Bernard's books center squarely on the theme of Light as a Someone and a Something. He believes we are all Called Into Life By The Light. Life and Light are tied together. Lifelight describes their relationship best because both our “without” (our physical being) and our “within” (our spirit) are basically light in two different forms:

1. Physical energy that occupies space, has weight, can be measured, and

2. Psychic or spiritual energy which is a force that causes things to happen and, thus, real energy, but it does not occupy space, have weight, nor can it be empirically measured.

Fleury has received high praise for his work from readers and reviewers. His 'Light' book series has received numerous 5-star rated reviews. He was chosen as one of ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ in the 2017 Book Awards. That honor came as a result of his appearance on The Authors Show. He was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process.

Bernard Fleury is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at bernlida@comcast.net. ‘The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection in the Medicine of Light’ is available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at his website at http://www.intolifebylight.com.

About Bernard Fleury:

Bernard Fleury is Professor Emeritus at Westfield State University and a Roman Catholic Permanent Deacon. He holds an A.A. degree in Classical Languages, a B.A. in History, a M.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Philosophy, and an Ed.D. in Administration with a minor in Government. He taught in both the undergraduate and graduate divisions at Westfield State University for thirty years and was a Public School teacher and principal for thirteen years. He also served as Director of School Administration at Westfield State University, and as Director of Teacher Education, Academic Vice President, and President protem at International College of the Cayman Islands over a sixteen-year period. At present he is a corporator in the Westfield State University Foundation. He has also worn a third hat as an ordained Catholic Permanent Deacon for the past thirty five years.

Contact:

Bernard Fleury
bernlida@comcast.net
http://www.intolifebylight.com

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of September 3, 2018

Book Marketing serves as a resource for authors and allows members to engage in promotion and publicity for marketing purposes. The site offers no-charge marketing training, book publicity opportunities and a buyers club for book marketing services

Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show, founders of The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, have announced The Authors Show radio and broadcast schedule for the week of September 3, 2018. The new show schedule is available at the Authors Marketing Powerhouse site.

For those who hope to sell books on the Internet, the challenge can be daunting. It can be confusing difficult, time consuming and expensive. Book Marketing, branded as The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, helps authors overcome these challenges by providing authors and publishers three distinct benefits:

* No charge publicity - members can upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book videos. Each author can develop a personalized page and a personal blog. The site allows for integration with Facebook and Twitter.

* No charge marketing training - provided through the Book Marketing Master Class series of training videos and peer to peer sharing of information.

* Buyers club - low pricing on products and services used by authors and publishers to market books allows members to dramatically reduce book production and book marketing costs.

The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings.  The site is a joint collaboration, developed by Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show.

The Authors Show radio shows offer professionally produced radio interviews that are broadcast worldwide. Segmented shows by genre include fiction, non-fiction and Christian shows. The upcoming scheduled radio lineups include:

Week September 3, 2018 On The Authors Show:

3-Sep   Dr. Nicole
3-Sep   Liz McCue
3-Sep   Kristin A. Oakley
3-Sep   Donna Louis 
3-Sep   Kristin Casey 
3-Sep   Ellen Frazer-Jameson

4-Sep   Brian Wilkerson 
4-Sep   Ellen Gillette
4-Sep   Kamaya Tarpley
4-Sep   Dr. Beau Adams 
4-Sep   Edward M. Wysocki, Jr. 
4-Sep   Viki Doyle Heagy

5-Sep   Pat Chalfant  
5-Sep   Garrett Sutton, Esq.
5-Sep   Jeoffrey R Hutcherson
5-Sep   Dr. Nicole  
5-Sep   Judy Salz 

6-Sep   Deborah Harvey Wynder
6-Sep   Palladian   
6-Sep   Ankit Shukla 
6-Sep   Shinese M. Collins
6-Sep   Sylvanus Adetokunboh Ayeni
6-Sep   Rocky Romanella

7/8/9 Sep    Ayn Cates Sullivan
7/8/9 Sep    Daniel D. Corner
7/8/9 Sep    Linda Maria Frank
7/8/9 Sep    Jim Dilyard
7/8/9 Sep    Roxanne Bland 
7/8/9 Sep    Gregory Gene Conrad

Profile:

Don McCauley is a marketing strategist and is the facilitator of the Free Publicity Focus Group, a marketing and publicity firm. He also serves as the host of The Authors Show Radio.  Danielle Hampson is the Executive Producer of The Authors Show radio group of programs.

More information is available by visiting the Book Marketing site. Questions about Book Marketing can be addressed to Don McCauley by email at don (at) FreePublicityGroup.com. Questions about The Authors Show can be addressed to Danielle Hampson at danielle (at)TheAuthorsShow.com.

Contact:

Don McCauley
Free Publicity Focus Group
don@freepublicitygroup.com

Danielle Hampson
The Authors Show
danielle@theauthorsshow.com

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

New Children’s Book About Peace, 'I Can See Peace' By Author Julie Penshorn, Wins Human Relations Peace Book Of The Year Award

The book will be officially be released on International Peace Day, September 21, 2018. Penshorn is the Director of Smart Tools for Life which provides memorable and engaging books and music for young children that enhance their “smarts” for problem-solving, empathy, and compassion, and sink deeply - for life - into children's hearts and minds.

'I Can See Peace,' the new children’s book, by Minnesota author Julie Penshorn, recently received the Director’s Choice Award from the Human Relations Indie Book Awards committee.

Susan Peterson, the Human Relations Indie Book Award organization’s representative commented, “We recently selected the outstanding children’s book, ‘I Can See Peace’, published by Growing Communities for Peace: Smart Tools for Life, as Human Relations Peace Book of the Year 2018. It was judged against the entries in all categories, not just children’s books. The focus of the Human Relations Indie Book Awards is to recognize outstanding indie authors who write on human relations topics.”

The illustrations, by California illustrator Jeanine-Jonee Keith, depict multicultural children seeking peace, even when they are struggling with conflict, illness, family arguments, and disability.

'I Can See Peace' is Penshorn’s second children’s book. The first, 'The Barnyard Buddies STOP for Peace' (2017) was awarded the Gold Award for Family Human Relations Children’s Indie Book. It guides families in learning a simple, four-step conflict resolution process. In the same category 'I Can See Peace' won a Silver Award. Both books hold Readers’ Favorite 5-star seals.

A Gold Award also was awarded to 'I Can See Peace' in the Health category. The book supports children’s mental health by providing a way forward toward a positive outlook when things are not going well. It also offers some inspiration and tools for children with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including childhood trauma and depression.

“Peace is always around us,” said Penshorn. “The challenge is that peace is not the only thing that’s around us. In this book children and families discover that by focusing attention on nature, and the wonderful and peaceful things in their lives, they are building the muscles to see and experience more peace. This is helpful for the mental health of anyone. By starting with young children this approach to life becomes a habit.

“Childhood trauma can have lifelong negative impacts. Our nonprofit, Growing Communities for Peace, created the Smart Tools for Life project to provide memorable and engaging children’s stories so learning about peace and nonviolence could be fun and impactful. Since whoever tells the stories creates the culture, our organization seeks to build a culture of peace beginning with children’s stories. We include music because it helps the skills sink into the hearts and minds of children for life,” commented Rebecca Janke, Montessori teacher trainer and GCFP co-founder and current board member.

Penshorn added, “We spend a lot of time discussing the best ways to protect our children from gun violence in their schools, or strangers on our streets. As important as these discussions are, raising peaceful, compassionate kids is the best way to protect future generations.”

Smart Tools for Life will celebrate the release of 'I Can See Peace' on September 21st, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Carondelet Village at 525 Fairview Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. The program will include book reading, interactive dialogues, singalong and original songs of peace and justice, including the debut of Penshorn’s newest song, 'I Can See, I Can Be, I Can Wage Peace.'

Penshorn also will be a participant in an author-roundtable at Eat My Words Books, 214 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis on Friday evening the 28th of September.

Both events are in conjunction with Twin Cities Nonviolent and its Ten Days Free From Violence Campaign. Find out more at www.twincitiesnonviolent.org.

Penshorn encourages those seeking more ideas to visit her website: http://www.smarttoolsforlife.com. The Smart Tools for Life products include kids’ books and music, conflict resolution cubes to help children express their feelings, and wearables. There is also a free, downloadable coloring page for kids, based on the flagship children's book, 'The Barnyard Buddies Stop For Peace.'

Penshorn is now making this book and music, and other unpublished books like 'I Can See Peace,' (currently available in Kindle only) available for corporate sponsorships and as fundraising tools for like-minded schools and preschools. She asks that anyone who would like to learn more contact her by email.

Author Julie Penshorn, MBC, is a the Director of the nonprofit, Growing Communities for Peace and champion of its Smart Tools for Life project. Penshorn co-authored a preK-3 curriculum on conflict resolution, complete with hands-on-learning tools, that is in use in over 13,000 locations. Now, she’s focusing her unique talents on children’s books and music and a blog-based approach to supporting peace literacy and building a culture of peace.

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

About Smart Tools for Life:

Smart Tools for Life is an ongoing project of the nonprofit, Growing Communities for Peace. It provides memorable and engaging books and music for young children that enhance their “smarts” for problem-solving, empathy, and compassion, and sink deeply -- for life -- into children's hearts and minds. It makes it easy to bring social skills for peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding, to young children, thereby encouraging more harmonious, sustainable relationships with others and the planet.

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

Contact:

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

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Monday, August 27, 2018

It's Just A Test, Prayer Is The Answer - Multi-Award Winning Christian Author Donna Louis Addresses God's Path To Emotional Healing, Announces Radio Appearances

Christian author Donna Louis was named Top Female Author in the 2018 Top Female Author Awards. Her book, entitled ‘Miracles Of Direction’, is an in-depth study of some of Christianity's most well-documented miracles.

It's not easy to maintain emotional and physical health, let along a positive attitude today. Life has always been a struggle, but even more so today. Well known author Joyce Meyer states, “Today, people everywhere are struggling through life with damaged emotions. They’ve endured a lot of negative things, causing untold damage that needs to be dealt with. But all too often, these hurts are simply swept under the rug in an attempt to make them go away.”

Millions are struggling with the epidemic loss of lives in recent years due to gun violence. Suicide rates and drug addiction numbers have skyrocketed. The emotional, spiritual and physical repercussions are incalculable. What we want, more than anything, is emotional, spiritual and physical healing.

"They say that anger weakens the liver, grief weakens the lungs, worry weakens the stomach, stress weakens the heart and brain and fear fails the kidneys," Louis stated. "So where do these things come from that weaken our systems? Disturbances from our spouses, family members, place of employment, the news media, etc."

"While this can all seem to be overwhelming from a human perspective, we need only remember that it is just a test, and prayer is the answer. We are living in a world that is very unpredictable, so it is great news to know that God is stable."

More is available at http://www.miraclebook.net.

Louis recently announced that her radio interview, centered on the topic of miracles, will be available over a 4 day period from August 31 through September 3, 2018 at The Authors Show site at http://www.theauthorsshow.com. The interview will be available worldwide for 24 hours a day on those dates.

Louis was recently chosen as the winner in the 2018 Top Female Author Awards in the Religion/Philosophy/Spiritual category. Louis was chosen from an international field of contestants by a panel of judges. Louis was also interviewed specifically about the award. That interview will run at The Authors Show site also on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

Louis' win follows three awards in the '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Awards contest (2015, 2016 and 2017), and one nomination in the 2017 Top Female Authors Awards.

Donna Louis helps readers explore miracles both past and present. Her book, 'Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision and Miracles of Purpose' explores biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth. She then references with miracles that take place on a daily basis in the modern world. She separates these miracles into four categories and presents insightful example of each type, taken directly from the Bible.

Louis knows her subject well, as she has personally experienced four 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 will be donating 100% of proceeds from sales of her books from Payhip to March For Our Lives until September 30, 2018. The book is available with discounted pricing at Payhip at http://www.payhip.com/themagic.

Louis has also announced the upcoming release of her latest Christian book, 'Book of Proverbs, Wisdom vs Wilderness'.

'Book of Proverbs – Wisdom vs. Wilderness' delves into the need for gaining greater wisdom. The primary purpose of the Book of Proverbs is to teach wisdom to everyone. The Book of Proverbs provides intellectual depth and insights and exceptional wisdom on how to live a fortunate and tranquil life by honoring and respecting God as omnipotent.

The newest book discusses all chapters in Proverbs 1-31 and brings insight, clarity, and basic meaning to several verses in each chapter to solidify why wisdom is essential and mandatory in life, so readers can live a blessed life versus living a life that is destitute, empty, and obsolete. It is scheduled for release in 2018.

Louis was chosen as a winner in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' awards contest. '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."

She is also now making her current book available to both hurricane relief organizations and Christian organizations to be used as a fundraising tool. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the e-book may be donated to those organizations that qualify. Churches and other charitable organizations 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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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of August 27, 2018

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 27, 2018. 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 27, 2018 On The Authors Show:

27-Aug   Vince Nolan
27-Aug   Jody Sharpe
27-Aug   Mark Scheeren with Michelle Dunbar
27-Aug   Dewey Reynolds
27-Aug   Elizabeth Ferry-Perata
27-Aug   Lisa Reinicke 

28-Aug   Donna Louis  
28-Aug   Melanie S. Pronia
28-Aug   Denise Montgomery
28-Aug   Jane R. Wood 
28-Aug   Violetta Armour
28-Aug   Gregory Gene Conrad

29-Aug   Richard F. Libin
29-Aug   Winona L. Thomas
29-Aug   Margaret Arney
29-Aug   Caroline H. Sheppard
29-Aug   Linda Maria Frank
29-Aug   Dan Corner 

30-Aug   Deborah Harvey Wynder
30-Aug   Palladian  
30-Aug   Jeoffrey R Hutcherson
30-Aug   Dr. Beau Adams
30-Aug   Judith Bognar Bean
30-Aug   Janet Kole   

31 Aug/1/2 Sep   Dr. Nicole
31 Aug/1/2 Sep   Liz McCue
31 Aug/1/2 Sep   Kristin A. Oakley
31 Aug/1/2 Sep   Donna Louis
31 Aug/1/2 Sep   Kristin Casey
31 Aug/1/2 Sep   Ellen Frazer-Jameson

Profile:

Don McCauley is a marketing strategist and is the facilitator of the Free Publicity Focus Group, a marketing and publicity firm. He also serves as the host of The Authors Show Radio.  Danielle Hampson is the Executive Producer of The Authors Show radio group of programs.

More information is available by visiting the Book Marketing site. Questions about Book Marketing can be addressed to Don McCauley by email at don (at) FreePublicityGroup.com. Questions about The Authors Show can be addressed to Danielle Hampson at danielle (at)TheAuthorsShow.com.

Contact:

Don McCauley
Free Publicity Focus Group
don@freepublicitygroup.com

Danielle Hampson
The Authors Show
danielle@theauthorsshow.com

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Author And Keynote Speaker Rocky Romanella Of 3SIXTY Management Services Discusses Balanced Leadership In New Business Podcast Interviews, Announces New Keynote Speaking Engagement

A highly sought Keynote Speaker and Business Leadership Trainer, Romanella is founder and principal of 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC. He has over 40 years of leadership at Fortune 100's and most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Director for UniTek Global Services, after retiring from a 36-year career with UPS.

Author and keynote speaker Rocky Romanella has announced two new podcast appearances.

In the first segment, Romanella was interviewed by Chip Lutz, CSP, for a segment of 'Leadership Happy Hour'. In that segment he discussed enthusiasm, job satisfaction and the importance of leaving a legacy. The primary focus of the segment was the Balanced Leadership Model.

Romanella's Balanced Leadership Model helps teams build momentum by focusing on three key constituents: customers, people and shareowners.

In another interview for a segment of the 'Be Real Show', Romanella discussed how to help businesses and teams optimize their outcomes. He talked about the all-in mindset of business owners and how to build processes that can be maintained both short-term and long-term. Finally, he talked about how a company's primary strength can become a core weakness if the mindset of that company is inflexible, and how the concept of flexibility has impacted industry leaders such as Apple, Gateway, Sears, Walmart, AOL, Comcast and others.

Both podcast segments are now available at the 3Sixty Management Services website at https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com/listen-rockys-newest-podcasts/.

Romanella has also announced he will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network Summit at Chateau Elan in September. His focus will be to challenge participants to begin to think in new ways about both their business and their relationships with key constituents. He will focus on four key concepts:

* Great leaders have great character
* Balanced Leadership
* Think like a customer
* Constantly question your status quo

Romanella's keynote speaking engagements are designed to educate, inspire and motivate audiences of all kinds. Keynote topics include, but are not limited to:

Balanced Leadership

Think Like a Customer - discussion focused on customer service and value proposition.

Act Like an Owner - focused on company culture and leadership principles.

Feel Like a Valued Employee - employee development and succession planning.

Why Values Matter – Values are all about people and managing acceptable behavior as you are Balancing profits, company goals and individual objectives.

Romanella is also the author of a highly praised business leadership book, 'Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership'. In this 5-star rated book, he uses his Executive Business Leadership experiences to explore the ways a true leader can add value as a trusted advisor, mentor, and visionary who uses a process approach to lead the organization and its people to new levels of success.

In an engaging, personal, and witty style, Romanella details his Balanced Leadership approach, which details how to give your three major constituents equal priority in your decision-making process through actively listening to their needs and building strong relationships. By following the steps Romanella lays out, readers can truly learn the importance of Balanced Leadership.

In honor of a great leader and coach who cultivated breakthrough performances from his teams, for every purchase of 'Tighten the Lug Nuts', 3SIXTY will donate $1 to Victory Over Cancer, a charitable organization co-founded by former North Carolina State Basketball Coach Jim Valvano. This important organization is dedicated to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer. A donation will also be made for each new Training Engagement or Motivational Keynote and in appreciation for those who sign up to receive 3SIXTY’s newsletter. The book has garnered numerous five-star Amazon ratings.

As part of its training offering, the 3SIXTY team can incorporate 'Tighten the Lug Nuts' as a foundation for a variety of group training sessions to help teams of any size become more transformative in their thinking. The 3SIXTY business leadership training team brings decades of experience to their partners to tailor comprehensive leadership development curriculums that can propel forward any organization. A no-charge assessment form is available at the 3SIXTY Management Services website.

Romanella is available for speaking engagements and media interviews. He can be contacted using the information below or by email at rockyromanella@gmail.com. 'Tighten The Lug Nuts' is available at book outlets everywhere. More information on 3SIXTY Management Services is available at the company's website at http://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com.

About Rocky Romanella:

After an illustrious career spanning nearly 40 years focused on supply chain, logistics and transportation, retail, sales and operational excellence strategy at UPS – including The UPS Store franchise network and UPS Supply Chain Solutions – Rocky Romanella became the Chief Executive Officer and Director for UniTek Global Services, a provider of engineering, construction management and installation services to companies specializing in the telecommunications field.

Romanella is currently the Founder and CEO of 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in Executive Speaking, Leadership Development and Consulting Services. He also serves on the board of Goodman Networks, a leading provider of end-to-end network infrastructure, field and professional services to the wireless telecommunications and satellite television industries.

Rocky is an experienced CEO who led one of the largest rebranding initiatives in franchising history – The UPS Store, revolutionizing the $9 billion retail shipping and business services market.

While leading The UPS Store, the network increased retail unit, same-store sales by 5.8%, outpacing the National Retail Federation results of 4.6% during a recession.

Rocky steered UPS’s entry into the health care industry and created the mantra, “It’s a patient, not a package. ®”

He also led the integration of more than 20 acquisitions to improve financial performance, capabilities and global network footprint.

Through his Executive Business Leadership Training and Business Team Training, Rocky delivers results by developing and implementing his Balanced Leadership Model™ across enterprise operations. This includes a laser focus on customer needs, employee empowerment and the demands of shareholders.

Rocky has the rare ability to see a clear vision of the changing business landscape, the passion to develop strategies, tactics and metrics to drive desired results.

Contact:

Rocky Romanella
http://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com
rockyromanella@gmail.com

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of August 20, 2018

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 20, 2018. 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 20, 2018 On The Authors Show:

20-Aug   Deborah Harvey Wynder
20-Aug   Palladian
20-Aug   Mark Scheeren with Michelle Dunbar
20-Aug   Caroline H. Sheppard
20-Aug   Jeryn Alise Turner
20-Aug   Andrea Wildenthal Hanson

21-Aug   Tammy Bottner
21-Aug   Colin Chappell
21-Aug   Lisa Overcash
21-Aug   T. M. Morris
21-Aug   Janet Doolaege
21-Aug   Janet Kole

22-Aug   Linda Maria Frank
22-Aug   Pat Stanford  
22-Aug   Marc Reklau  
22-Aug   Dr. Beau Adams
22-Aug   A. S. McGowan
22-Aug   Mary Billiter

23-Aug   Richard F. Libin
23-Aug   Colin Chappell  
23-Aug   Jeoffrey R Hutcherson
23-Aug   T. L. Williams
23-Aug   Judith Bognar Bean
23-Aug   Judy Salz

24/25/26 Aug   Steve Snyder
24/25/26 Aug   Puneet Mathur  
24/25/26 Aug   Christina M. Pages 
24/25/26 Aug   Wayne Clark        
24/25/26 Aug   Craig Stellpflug 
24/25/26 Aug   Vikki Walton  

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, August 17, 2018

A Bible-Based Novel Perfect For Adaptation To A Major Motion Picture - 'Gideon The Sound And The Glory' By Award-Winning Author And Keynote Speaker Joseph Ganci

Ganci combines Old Testament revelations with modern day revelations, action and adventure to provide audiences with a unique, emotionally charged experience.

Movies based on Old Testament biblical events have been with us since the beginning of filmmaking. Over the past decades, we've seen films such as 'The Ten Commandments,' 'The Story of David,' 'The Book of Ruth,' 'Noah' and a host of others. Few are true to ancient events, missing critical connections and certain vital details. Most are highly stylized versions of Biblical dramas, with extremely theatrical storylines that push the envelope of credibility for the sake of sensationalism.

Joseph Ganci, award-winning author 'Gideon, The Sound and the Glory' takes a ground-breaking and revelatory path in his quest to bring the awe-inspiring story of Gideon to life and ultimately to film. He believes that connecting facts are far more enchanting than loosely fitting fantasies. 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 historical biblical geography.

* The creative arch is revelatory in its timing and issues.

* The research is concrete, firmly rooted in customs, languages, and traditions.

Ganci fills in the blanks with rock-solid research and prophetic revelations. It is a style that has allowed him to create breakthrough approaches that are exciting and breathtaking while remaining within the limits of believable biblical teachings.

"An early editor and accomplished ghostwriter confided in me that when he read my detailed depiction of Gideon’s second and final battle that he was transfixed by the vision," Ganci stated. He said, 'I could see the scene vividly play out with curtains of fire, low lying fog, and the determination of faith only known to the nearly dead and the dying.' He was inspired, and revealed to me that, 'It was as if that fierce battle had already been made into a major motion picture.'

"The Bible is sparse as to the particular details of that battle. The Bible account had three hundred starving men nearly all but spent and perilously near death. Gideon and the 300 are camped in a desert wilderness void of food and water. Their prize is to live or to die by giving the victory to the will of God. The enemy is an army of fifteen thousand battle-hardened warriors that are fortified on a secure plateau. What is known is that Gideon and his men prevail and that the battle concluded before the sun came up. Gideon’s men take the spoil of life-sustaining bread, 43lbs of gold earnings or 1700-shekel weight of gold from the fallen enemy soldiers. The two Midian kings are captured alive providing evidence of both victory and trophy. The brutal battle’s reward is the destruction of a sworn enemy of Israel and the settling of scores for a long overdue and simmering blood feud."

'Gideon, The Sound, and the Glory,' Mysteries long hidden in ancient shadows now leap to life blazing unto the pages of revelation. Details that link passages, peoples, and places are the most exciting part of the storytelling process. Details give possibilities a firm foundation as bones give form and strength to living flesh. Details long since lost or misunderstood, now ring true, giving texture, and breath, to long-forgotten gems of perception resurrected from ruins, dust, and ashes.

Ganci believes that Old Testament revelations are the Word of God. At the same time, that many needful details remained buried until the information age of discovery made them obvious and visible to the naked eye. These insights create a middle ground of understanding. As a dedicated and highly motivated researcher, he proposes there are many undiscovered nuggets of spiritual gold in the original manuscripts. He shines a new light on ancient texts and removes the black or white argument of the all-or-nothing question of modern-day revelations. He is adept at untangling the philosophical and theological human-made knots. And he gives us an opportunity to take a fresh look at what some consider to be foregone conclusions.

Readers of 'Gideon The Sound and the Glory' will learn about the Jewish Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, the mysterious Golden Ephod, how, and why, David found himself at his battle with Goliath, and much, much more. This work illuminates the dark corners of scripture while engaging readers in a gripping narrative.

Joseph Ganci was recently chosen as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' in the 2017 Book Awards. '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 fantastic 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 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 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 regarding speaking engagements, including sample video interviews, is available at Ganci's website at http://www.gideonsglory.com/speaking/.

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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