Books and Publishing
D.L. Carroll, Author of the Sir Licksalot Series, Receives a Prestigious Award and Makes a Guest Appearance!
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Family Review Center honors D.L. Carroll, author of the “Sir Licksalot” children’s book series, with the Star Award. The Star Award is to recognize outstanding companies and business owners.
Family Review Center Editor, Rita Brenke said, “I have followed and reviewed for this author for the entire series of Sir Licksalot books. I think they are absolutely fantastic. Now that I have an avid reader at home, these chapter books are honestly her favorite. She does not read them just once, she reads them multiple times and she is not short on books in her personal library. I am honored to be able to offer reviews of such a wonderful series, and I encourage you to check them out.”
An interview with Star Award winner, D.L. Carroll is published in the 2015 Awards Edition of the Family Review Center’s Magazine.
Family Review Center has been serving families and businesses since 2000. It is our goal, purpose and passion to connect our viewers with the latest and greatest products to hit the market. If a product is family friendly and worthy of attention and consideration for purchase, we will do our best to feature it within the Review Center.
“I am humbled to have been chosen for this prestigious Star Award, said D.L. Carroll. “Having the knowledge that the company’s editor shared my books with her loved one, is the ultimate reward.”
Author D.L. Carroll and illustrator Teri Cuneo made a guest appearance at Briarwood Elementary School on Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss’s Birthday). Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participated by bringing together students and books. Principal, Mrs. Jezyk remarked, “We here at Briarwood are excited and honored to have D.L. Carroll, author of the ‘Sir Licksalot’ Series, visit our school to help us celebrate. Ms. Carroll will be meeting with small groups to read a little from her books, discuss her creative process, talk about the publishing process, and answer student questions.”
In a statement made by Author D.L. Carroll, “This has been one really exciting year and it just started. We were absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to share the ‘Sir Licksalot’ books in person with the 380 students. As I read the first couple of chapters from the first book, Teri drew the scene. The students were engaged and full of questions during the Q&A session. This is what life is all about – writing to ignite a child’s desire to read, putting smiles on faces, leaving paw prints on hearts, and encouraging the next generation to achieve their dreams.”
Each book in the series is a fast paced thrilling adventure. The characters have very distinctive personalities and behaviors that mirror readers and their friends. The stories all have a magical destination and include friendship, conflict, mystery, imagination, and most importantly relatable language.
The books are written for reluctant and hi-low readers. What is special about this series is that the language is simple. The reader doesn’t have to re-read the sentence a couple of times to comprehend it. The chapters are short so the reader can retain what has been read. In addition, each book has a message. Readers find themselves learning new things without even realizing they are being taught.
– “Sir Licksalot & The Maverick Fools” (ISBN 1604749172) explores the ocean.
– “Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools” (ISBN 9781462680924) explores culture and respect.
– “Sir Licksalot & The Arctic Fools” (ISBN 9781629076713) explores global warming.
– “Sir Licksalot & The Bay Fools” (ISBN 9781634481533) explores landmarks and kindness.
Books in the “Sir Licksalot” Series have received numerous awards, including:
Best of the Year 2012, Best of the Year 2013, Best of The Year 2014, Gold Award, Editor’s Choice, Seal of Approval, Recommended, Bronze Award, 5 Star Review Seals, and Pre-Release Endorsements.
For more information about the “Sir Licksalot” Series, and author D.L. Carroll, please visit http://www.dlcarroll.com/.
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FAIRFIELD, Conn., March 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marc W. Halpert, managing director of Connect2Collaborate (www.Connect2Collaborate.com) and LinkedIn Evangelist, announces his newest seminar, “Deep Dive Into LinkedIn(TM),” is now available for purchase. Halpert said, “‘Deep Dive into LinkedIn’ features 77 slides over about 90 minutes with dozens of pragmatic, tangible ideas to make your brand soar by showing you exactly how to use LinkedIn’s latest 2015 enhancements.”
For 6 years, Halpert has conducted seminars for corporations, non-profits and individuals on how to find and use LinkedIn’s best – but hidden – features and won rave reviews. He said, “I designed this video for those who already have some LinkedIn experience but want to go to a higher level at their own pace.”
“LinkedIn is the most valuable, productive networking tool for anyone doing business today – but only if you know how to use its hidden features. ‘Deep Dive’ covers that,” explains Halpert.
A self-described “multipreneur,” Halpert is recognized internationally as a LinkedIn expert, appearing frequently on WCBS Newsradio 880 AM, New York, as well as authoring- and being quoted in- articles in Inc, Information Week, business journals. and, recently, the LinkedIn Tips channel of LinkedIn’s Pulse news.
“‘Deep Dive’ is perfect for anyone in business or professional services, particularly Human Resources, Law, Insurance, Sales or Marketing and all entrepreneurs,” Halpert says. The presentation features a complete table of contents so viewers can access sections individually.
Testimonials about Marc Halpert:
“If LinkedIn seems too complicated, you need Marc Halpert. Marc’s teaching method and presentation are PRICELESS!” – Shelley Simpson, Senior Sales Coordinator, The Juice Plus+(R) Company.
“With his vast knowledge, Marc shared technical and strategic anecdotes explaining LinkedIn in ways I’ve never considered before.” – Catherine Stone, Chroma Sites.
To purchase Marc W. Halpert’s “Deep Dive Into LinkedIn(TM)” visit: https://c2c.isecuresites.com/product/seminar. The price is only $39.95 and major credit cards are accepted.
ABOUT MARC HALPERT:
Marc W. Halpert, LinkedIn Trainer and Evangelist, owns Connect2Collaborate where he uses his skills in networking and his LinkedIn evangelism to train and coach others. Widely recognized for his high-energy presentations and customized coaching focused on personal branding necessary to succeed, Marc holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations from University of Virginia and an MBA in International Business from George Washington University and has over 20 years of business experience inside Fortune 1000 corporations.
For the past decade Marc has used LinkedIn as the focal point of his three businesses and been quoted in numerous books and articles on LinkedIn. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences to small businesses, large corporations, professional service firms and nonprofits. He also teaches individuals one-on-one, has been featured often on WCBS Newsradio 880 AM in New York and authored several articles on LinkedIn best practices. Marc can be reached at 203-373-0875 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more at: http://www.Connect2Collaborate.com/ .
“Deep Dive Into LinkedIn” is a trademark/service mark of Marc W. Halpert. LinkedIn(R) is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation.
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 26, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pumpkin pie spice captures the essence of comfort and hospitality with its distinctive, subtle aroma of cloves, ginger, cinnamon and allspice. Now, thanks to super-foods author Stephanie Pedersen, the spice blend’s captivating flavor is no longer limited to the traditional Thanksgiving table and the pumpkin pie.
Pedersen’s new book, “The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Sweets, Treats, and Other Autumnal Delights” (ISBN: 9781454913986), beautifully illustrates the manner in which pumpkin pie spice lends a welcome warmth to a range of fare.
“Pumpkin pie may be traditional Thanksgiving fare, but pumpkin pie spice is anything but ho-hum,” says Pedersen. “The spices share a special alchemy and a range of uses which delight fans of their flavors throughout the year.”
In the book’s pages, the reader will find chai latte and vegan nogs, waffles, chilis, bisques, breads, and chutneys standing shoulder to shoulder in the slim 96 page, 40-recipe volume, designed to surprise and delight.
Readers across the web agree the book is a perfect hostess gift, and Pedersen agrees.
“Unfortunately, guests often choose host or hostess gifts at the last minute, and the result often looks and feels thrown together. Those types of offerings can reflect poorly on the giver,” she says. “In contrast, everything about this book is gracious and thoughtful, reflecting the qualities most valued in a host or hostess.”
Pedersen suggests the book may be gifted alone for a casual dinner, or paired with a measure of one’s favorite pumpkin spice blend and a bottle of complementary wine for more upscale occasions.
If you want to learn more about Stephanie Pedersen, her super-foods expertise, or to obtain a personal or gift copy of “The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Sweets, Treats, and Other Autumnal Delights,” visit http://www.stephaniepedersen.com/ .
E-Book Product Details
E-Book ISBN-13: 9781454913993
Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781454913986
Publication date: 9/2/2014
E-Book File size: 7 MB
Hardcover Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.60 (d).
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Outstanding New Style Resumes and Letters: Great new style resumes can be 10 to 20 times more effective
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Great new style resumes can be 10 to 20 times more effective, says Robert Gerberg, creator of the TAPIT Worldwide System (www.tapitworldwidesystem.com) and author of “The Professional Job Changing System,” and dozens of other books on job hunting. Gerberg has released entirely new guidelines for professionals and executives seeking from $60,000 to $300,000+, with his “Outstanding New Style Resumes and Letters – 2015 Edition.”
His new e-book “Outstanding New Style Resumes and Letters – 2015 Edition” is available on Amazon.com for $2.99. This short book is remarkably easy to read and it can significantly impact the results of your job search. Market changes have created an entirely new playing field-along with different guidelines for achieving success.
Far too many professionals still rely on traditional historical resumes. But with the amount of competition, the fact is that they don’t work any more. Mr. Gerberg’s philosophy is similar to one expressed in a major Wall Street Journal cover story entitled, “Resume Oblivion.”
In a world where hundreds of resumes are submitted to a single attractive advertisement – there are seven major resume weaknesses, any of which will immediately get your resume tossed into the waste basket.
1. If your position goals aren’t clearly identified at the top of your resume, readers won’t be able to figure out where you fit-and won’t take the time to try and do it.
2. If your resume simply looks like all the others, you’ll be out of luck right from the start. Great resumes must get a person’s attention. They need to be project a distinctive image and never be plain vanilla or flat. Being boring doesn’t work.
3. Your resume can’t reveal liabilities. If it does, you will immediately be ruled out. Liabilities such as age, being out of work for a while, having changed jobs too often are the “kiss of death.” In his new book Mr. Gerberg cites 20 liabilities that most be concealed.
4. If you’re just selling where you’ve been and your accomplishments, and not strongly emphasizing your transferable skills, you won’t get to first base. Selling skills is a necessity if you want to build your appeal beyond your factual credentials. These are also a must if you want to change industries, join a growth firm, or impress C-level executives and other key decision makers. Today people get hired for what they can do.
5. If your writing isn’t interesting and compelling, it won’t motivate the person on the receiving end to take action. Today no one takes the time to study resumes. The words you select need to have some reasonable punch, substance and sparkle – otherwise it will be sure to end up in the “reject pile.”
6. If your resume doesn’t provide a 20 to 30 second summary, it is likely to go unread. So work hard at developing 15 to 20 lines of copy that have some “wow” value. And, remember the worst thing you can do is undersell yourself.
7. If your resume isn’t scanning ready, you’ll never be considered for a great many positions where you could have performed very well. When employers and recruiters are looking for someone, they input keywords – bring up matching resumes – and review them. That determines who gets the interviews.
About the Author:
Robert James Gerberg is among America’s foremost authorities on professional job hunting. For more than 25 years he has authored dozens of books and multimedia presentations. He is also the creator of the TAPIT Worldwide System – a way for people to instantly connect with 97 percent of all jobs that are advertised anywhere in the U.S. – and also recent continuous daily leads and contacts.
Visit the Amazon author page for Mr. Gerberg to learn more about the new book, “Outstanding New Style Resumes and Letters – 2015 Edition: For people seeking $60,000 to $500,000,” and other works, at: http://amzn.com/e/B00L5PD36W .
His current e-books available on Amazon.com include “20 New Rules for Job Hunting Success,” “An Easier Way to Change Jobs,” “The 12 Most Popular New Career Directions for Executives,” “The Ultimate Guide to Interviewing and Negotiating,” “What To Do If You’re Unemployed or Have Age Concerns,” “2015 Career Guide for People Leaving Education, the Military or Wall Street,” and “Outstanding New Style Resumes and Letters.”
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New on Amazon, Phi Beta Kappa graduate documents incest violence, abuse and dramatic recovery in book ‘The Remembered Self’
DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “The Remembered Self: A Journey Into the Heart of the Beast” (ISBN: 978-1457532849) by M.J. Payne depicts the vicious world of sex trafficking of children, the emotional damage and physical experience of forced intimacy in a violent setting from the victim’s point of view. Written in novel form with animal comforters it shows a child’s response, repression of experiences and eventual therapeutic intervention as an adult when the floodgates of suppressed memory overflow.
The gritty, terrifying healing process is graphically outlined. The book deals personally with child abuse.
Based on a true story that begins in rural Northern California, a small girl grapples with a psychopathic father who abuses her himself and traffics her to a pedophile ring centered in a mansion riddled with secret rooms. The father participates in punishment rituals aimed at non-paying clients and lives on the funds generated from this and from trafficking his daughter.
The child’s mother works at night and is unaware of what is happening to her daughter but knows her husband is dangerous. She and her child flee to Los Angeles, chased by the father. As the girl matures into adulthood, she is overcome with the buried memories as they emerge scene by scene into consciousness and she fights for her life.
“I never thought I would share this story with a living soul. It has been a secret for so long – even from myself. The memories were like a wet bar of soap gripped tightly that jets out of hand in the shower. It turns out that slippery secrets have a life of their own,” says author M.J. Payne.
M.J. Payne is a graduate of the University of Kentucky Honors Program and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is interested in human rights, literature, and history, and has a business background. She is a published research writer and lives in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex with her husband and Dobermans.
For more information or to purchase “The Remembered Self” please visit: http://buytrsdirect.com/ .
Hardcover – ISBN: 978-1457532849.
Paperback – ISBN: 978-1457529214.
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PRINCETON, N.J., July 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An informative new book, concerning the fate of Malaysia Flight MH370, together with comments on media treatment and the need for improved tracking has been published by Outskirts Press: “THE LANDING AT AIPOTU: A FANTASY ACCOUNT OF FLIGHT MH370″ by John F. Brinster.
Media accounts of its aborted flight were merged with a fictional story in process at the time of its loss on 8 March 2014. Contrary to indications of the most likely scenario, it suggests alternatives for possible consideration.
“The Landing at Aipotu: A Fantasy Account of Flight MH370″ by John F. Brinster, is based on speculation following its mysterious disappearance with no sign of debris found anywhere.
The new story is contained in the fifth book of the popular (Professor) Cackekry series, a collection of unusual books of subtle literary satire on behavioral function of the mammalian human mind, especially with respect to incessant warfare, increased terrorism, and unending religious conflict. Aipotu, Utopia in reverse, is a natural plateau and airstrip located in the heart of the Himalayas described in prior books.
Copies of recent books are available to qualified reviewers through the publisher (Outskirts Press, 10940 S. Parker Rd, Parker, CO 80134; Tel 1 888-672-6657) and for sale to the public, in paper and electronic format, are from outlets such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple iBooks. See reference website: http://www.Brinsterbooks.com/ .
John F. Brinster, scientist and author, is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University where he created technology for World War II weaponry and advanced aircraft testing. He was a member of the National V-2 Panel and worked with Wernher von Braun at White Sands Proving Ground, N.M., in testing early missiles for American military and space flight, preparatory to the first U.S. earth satellite and the moon landing programs.
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former anesthesiologist and critical care specialist Edwin Dasso, a native of St. Paul, Minn., has set the Amazon charts alight with his #1 Best-selling series “Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles” which features Colonel Jack Bass MD, whose horrendous battleground experiences in Iraq has left him emotionally scarred with severe PTSD.
Dasso’s novels, “Past Aghast” (ISBN: 978-1480073654) and “In The Line of Ire” both stormed to the Amazon #1 spot as the Best-selling medical thriller, toppling some of the biggest names in publishing from the peak of its charts. “In The Line of Ire” remained at #1 for an unprecedented six consecutive weeks.
After many years in the medical field, and after spending nine years as a National Medical Director, Edwin Dasso wished to pursue his ambition to write fiction using his real-life medical experiences. The impetus to start writing came when a veteran friend of his called to tell him that he’d just learned about a mutual friend and Iraq veteran, who, suffering from PTSD, put a gun in his mouth as a way to end his pain.
Though this is a work of fiction, Edwin hoped it could bring some attention to the affliction of PTSD in veterans, which seems to be an issue largely ignored by most policy makers.
What the public has said about the Jack Black Cloud Chronicles series: “Forget G.I. Joe there is a new American hero and his name is Capt. Jack Bass!”
“If you like medical thrillers with mile a minute action, suspense and thrills in the plot line and a mix of complex and fascinating characters, both good and evil, then In the Line of Ire, is definitely for you.” – One of the many 5 Star Amazon reviews.
All novels in the #1 Best-selling “Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles” are available for sale online in paperback and eBook.
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-the-line-of-ire-ed-dasso/1118585945 .
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Music Industry Book ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ released today by Greenleaf Book Group Press
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greenleaf Book Group Press announces the release of “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business” by Loren Weisman. “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business” (ISBN: 978-1608325788) is available nationwide today, November 13, 2013 and will be published in an eBook edition and an audio book edition in January 2014.
“The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business” delivers the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” of the steps musicians and bands have to take to succeed in music.
Written by music industry consultant Loren Weisman, “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business” provides a roadmap for the artist’s journey from passion to profession. Weisman draws on over two decades of experience as a working musician and music business consultant to provide instruction, enlightenment, and sage counsel on such topics as: creating the best plan for a career; touring; booking gigs; performing; recording – from preproduction to postproduction and everything in between; branding a band; fundraising and working with investors; marketing and promotions; and more.
The foreword was written by session guitarist, producer and writer Elliot Randall of Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers and “Saturday Night Live” Fame.
According to Weisman, “My purpose is not to address every minuscule detail, but to focus on the broad spectrum of ideas, applications, and methods and lay out a solid blueprint that each artist or industry professional can adapt and recombine in his or her own personal way. My goal for this book is to give you the information that you need, information that you can personalize and apply to your career and/or the careers of the artists you work with.”
Weisman is a music business consultant and speaker who works to help independent artists, musicians, bands, labels and other businesses achieve sustainable success. Weisman has been a part of over 700 albums as a drummer and music producer.
“The most devastating thing artists can do to their career is get in their own way, and way too many people do. It’s not the labels, the industry, the fans, the cities, the economy, the social media, the marketing, the promoting, the ‘right time,’ the music, or whatever other excuse you can come up with that determines whether you succeed or you fail. It is you, no one else,” says Weisman.
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Greenleaf Book Group Press ( www.gbgpress.com ) is an Austin, Texas-based independent publisher.
Title: “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business.”
Author: Loren Weisman.
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press.
ISBN: 978-1608325788; paperback, 7×9; 456pp; $19.95.
ISBN: 978-1608325795; eBook, $7.99.
Audio book: January 2014.
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Tomorrow is Treasure Island Day: Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale shares common thread with Spanish warship buried on Assateague Island
KITTY HAWK, N.C., Nov. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Maritima Press’ John Amrhein, author of the award winning book “Treasure Island: The Untold Story” (ISBN 978-0983084303), reminds everyone that November 13 is “Treasure Island Day,” and among the many locations which played a role in a true story of buried treasure that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson is Assateague Island.
Assateague Island, famous for wild ponies and a legendary Spanish galleon, is now linked to a tale of buried treasure. In fact, that treasure is the most famous treasure in the world thanks to Robert Louis Stevenson.
On August 18, 1750, seven Spanish ships cleared Havana Cuba for Spain. A week out they encountered a hurricane forcing the disable fleet into the north bound Gulf Stream wrecking the fleet along the North Carolina and Virginia coast.
The galleon, Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, arrived at Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina, dismasted with no rudder. She was towed to safety inside the inlet and anchored in Teach’s Hole where Blackbeard had been killed in 1718. Captain Juan Manual Bonilla made the fatal mistake of hiring Owen Lloyd and his one-legged brother from Hampton Roads to rescue his million dollar cargo. On October 20, they sailed away with over a hundred chests of silver. John Lloyd was captured immediately but Owen made it to Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands where he buried most of his booty on November 13, 1750. Exactly one hundred years later, Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850. He would write his classic tale of fiction about returning to that island.
The 1750 fleet inspired another children’s literary classic. At Assateague Island, the escorting galleon, La Galga, ran ashore on September 5, 1750. Her captain and crew made it safely to shore from the wreck on a raft and with help from the local Indians. Unfortunately, two chests of silver were lost off the raft, but the real treasure that was left was not gold or silver but a pervasive legend.
In 1946, Marguerite Henry heard the story of the wild ponies on Assateague and that they had come from a wrecked Spanish galleon. The shipwreck she had heard about was La Galga although the popular legend did not recall a name of the ship or date of the wreck. The event had been remembered for centuries by the locals of Chincoteague and the surrounding area. Some locals even recalled the exact location of the forgotten inlet which contains the buried shipwreck. That knowledge aided maritime historian, John Amrhein, Jr., in his search and discovery of the remains of La Galga in 1983 within the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Marguerite Henry’s book, Misty of Chincoteague, published in 1947, made the horses world famous and today they are an integral part of the economy and culture of the Eastern Shore.
The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will soon issue its long overdue Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) which establishes a fifteen year preservation plan for not only wildlife but cultural resources and public use. It has been indicated that La Galga will be included in the conservation plan, an important step towards her inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
November 13 is Treasure Island Day. This event promotes the many places involved in the story of the real Treasure Island and recognizes their role in the making of this true life drama. From Ocracoke, North Carolina, and Hampton Roads, Virginia, down to the Caribbean Islands of Tortola, Norman Island, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Eustatius, Anguilla, cross the Atlantic to Cadiz, Spain, Greenwich, England, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Flintshire, Wales, back again to Scituate, Massachusetts, and Carmel, California, each played a unique role. And last, but far from the least, is Assateague Island, which holds the last remnant of this truly historic fleet. Two classics in children’s literature are tied to the former warship buried beneath Assateague. For more, visit Treasure-Island-Day.com and read John Amrhein’s award winning book “Treasure Island: The Untold Story.”
More information: http://www.treasure-island-day.com/ .
New Maritima Press
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Kickstarter Project ‘Smile, You’re Living Longer’ Features Cartoon Signposts to Better Lifespans, Not Just Lengthier Ones
MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today EraNova Institute announces a Kickstarter crowdfunding project, “Smile, You’re Living Longer!” When completed, it will be an eBook of Long-Term Health CareToons(TM) that clarify life-improving choices for today’s longer-living seniors and working-age adults.
“A lifespan isn’t what it used to be,” says Dick Samson, EraNova’s Director, who will lead the project. “It’s no longer the old five-part drill: learn, earn, retire, decline, expire.” Since more of us are living into our 70′s, 80′s, 90′s, and beyond 100, and since we’re blessed with a growing range of health and lifestyle options, “It’s a whole new ballgame.”
Now, Samson points out, there are many ways to:
* Learn, but never stop learning,
* Earn longer if we need or want to,
* Pursue new dreams instead of retiring passively,
* Put off and minimize decline,
* Get a bang out of life up until the end.
“Most people haven’t tumbled to the most important new opportunities,” says Samson. “There’s a ton of information, but it’s scattered and often contradictory. Digesting it can be time-consuming and boring. That’s why I came up with CareToons(TM), to convey the most vital facts, weeding out the jargon and junk.”
The humorous presentation adds efficiency. “People just smile and get the point. It couldn’t be simpler.”
CareToons(TM) will help people:
* Look at thornier issues such as someday needing help with tasks of daily living (long-term care),
* Focus on key facts about diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices that promote extra years of productivity.
* Explore today’s senior-living options, ranging from culture-rich assisted-living communities to modifications of one’s current home,
* Review the many ways to pay for quality senior living and care,
* Access the cornucopia of life-enriching options for those who stay active and involved.
Unlike self-help, Samson’s approach never prescribes. It informs through pleasant bursts of insight.
Although aimed at consumers, the CareToons(TM) may also be used by professionals to make points with clients or constituents. These pros include healthcare providers, suppliers of health-promoting services or products, insurance agents, financial advisers, managers of senior-living and home-care services, community leaders, and public policy makers.
For the project description and sample CareToons(TM), visit the Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/23182138/smile-youre-living-longer .
With brevity and ebullience, the project will touch on many of today’s hottest issues: healthcare, health reform, Obamacare, long-term care insurance, prevention and preventive medicine, mental health, Alzheimer’s disease, food and nutrition, exercise and fitness, environmental health, wellness and wellness programs, incomes for people of all ages, the politics of wealth and poverty, and more.
* Photo Caption: EraNova Institute Director Dick Samson.
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ADDISON, Ill., June 25, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starting in February 2012, renowned author and entrepreneur Aaron Ozee compiled his poetic works into a beautifully constructed collection of boundary-breaking masterpieces that would stun literary minds across the United States. At first, Ozee believed that if even a single person were to enjoy what he had written for the world to witness, it would mean more to him than anything he has or would ever experience in his lifetime.
According to the author, Ozee hilariously underestimated what he had created and with the uprising of his first title “Celestial Inferno: Poems of Another Realm” (ISBN: 9781304103871), his name was no longer kept in the shadows of society, but recognized heroically for his youthful enthusiasm towards literature and his unique innovations in the realm of poetry.
Months following Ozee’s initial debut on the world’s leading online self-publishing market Lulu.com, he had begun working on three other titles, “Peacefully Poetic” (ISBN 9781304103956), “Scribed Asylum” (ISBN 9781304104045), and “Southern Style (ISBN 9781304104144), which eventually turned him into an overnight sensation; April 2012. Promoting his works just through a single market of strictly “print-on-demand” only through Lulu seemed to level Ozee’s aspiration a bit and encouraged him to expand his products into yet another groundbreaking arena. Introducing his titles to the eBook market would be a challenge for Ozee, especially since he desired to get his books listed with big chain retailers such as Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Kobo Books, Sony, and many others who would aid his quest in making it to the top.
Feverishly looking for the quickest solution to resolve his blocked issue, Ozee has at last stumbled upon a company called Smashwords Inc., which would inevitably turn into Ozee’s primary eBook publisher and get him listed with some of the largest bookstore chains in the world. February 2013, an entire year following the release of his first book, Ozee had at last finalized his childhood mission in achieving the impossible. Media giants would soon publish articles about his success story through websites that would eventually place Ozee on the path to a very fulfilling and profitable career.
May 2013, Ozee had released his fifth title, “Horrific Paradise” (ISBN 9781304104427), which immediately became an instant success upon its release online, both through Lulu and Smashwords.
Today, Ozee says that he “stands as one of the youngest and most successful authors in the world and continues to break literary records through tireless hard work and effortless motivation.” Ozee was interviewed by a reporter for an online journal in which he stated, “Never once did I ever think that I would become something in which I believed to be unreachable, but by telling myself to keep on trying, I was able to accomplish something in my life that changed me for the better.”
Aaron Ozee is persistently “seeking media attention to cover his latest and greatest milestones” and would appreciate any media inquiries or offers, so feel free to contact Aaron at: email@example.com.
Learn more about books by Aaron Ozee at: http://www.lulu.com/aaronozee/ .
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LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 30, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marking the 23rd anniversary of “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane,” the controversial 1990 motion picture released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Renny Harlin, and starring Andrew Dice Clay, indie e-Book publisher Cultmachine is offering Ford Fairlane fans for the first time the original stories on which the movie was based.
“The Adventures of Ford Fairlane” (ISBN: 978-0-9840327-6-1), unavailable since first publication in 1980 as serialized weekly episodes in the New York Rocker and the LA Weekly, the stories were written by journalist and screenwriter Rex Weiner. In the two gritty tales, private eye Ford Fairlane, the music industry’s “rock n roll detective,” solves cases involving the punk rock and new wave scenes in New York City and Los Angeles in the late-1970′s.
The stories are offered at http://www.cultmachine.com/ in a single e-Book edition for $4.99 via Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.
“The Adventures of Ford Fairlane has become a cult classic with a dedicated fan-base around the world,” said Rex Weiner. “I’m pleased that Cultmachine, in response to many requests, is offering these stories in which I created the character played on the big screen by Andrew Dice Clay.”
Cultmachine ( www.cultmachine.com ) is the brainchild of filmmakers and writers Andreas Kossak and John Huff. It is an independent e-publishing label where writers help each other succeed and retain full control of their work. With a focus on cult audiences, this label presents e-Books of movie-related fiction and non-fiction, screenplays, and all those exciting works which go beyond the strict confines of commercial publishers.
Cultmachine also publishes a webzine, “Cultnik,” featuring articles, interviews, and essays written from the perspective of curious fans and readers who are interested in who and what they like – as in “worship,” the original meaning of the Latin word “cultus.”
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LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to retirement crisis expert and author Karl Kim, CFP, CLTC, each year thousands of people are thrust into a “care crisis” when a family member or loved one needs long-term care. The challenge is not only finding the right nursing home; what can be even more challenging is figuring out how to pay for the care – and how to minimize possible damage to the rest of the family.
“That information isn’t easy to find,” says retirement crisis planner Karl Kim, CFP, CLTC. “Every year I speak with hundreds of adult children and their parents who have gotten bad advice, or who don’t know where to turn for answers. That’s the reason I wrote ‘Don’t Go Broke Paying the Nursing Home.’ Now every Californian can understand what needs to be done to protect their home, cash and retirement accounts.”
Karl Kim’s book is an easy-to-read quick reference guide. It provides answers in simple language to common questions such as:
* What information do you need to provide to Medi-Cal?
* Do you need an attorney to submit the application?
* What is the maximum amount a person or couple can have to qualify for Medi-Cal?
* What is the difference between Medicare, Medicaid and Medi-Cal?
* Which assets count and which don’t?
* What is the maximum amount of income a person can have and still qualify?
* When does someone apply?
* How long does the application process take?
* Do you have to be broke to qualify for Medi-Cal?
“Don’t Go Broke Paying the Nursing Home” (ISBN: 978-0988902619) explains Medi-Cal Recovery procedures.
“Most people don’t realize Medi-Cal is effectively a loan from the State of California,” explains Kim. “If proper steps aren’t taken, the state will place a claim against the home and other assets.”
California’s regulations covering the aging population can be difficult to keep up with. That becomes apparent in a care crisis – when what a family has “done wrong” can come back to bite them – financially and logistically.
The book is available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon: http://amzn.com/0988902613 .
About Author Karl Kim:
Karl Kim, CFP, CLTC, is the founder of Retirement Planning Advisors, California’s first firm dedicated to retirement crisis planning and pre-planning. Info: http://www.KarlKimCo.com/ .
Leading Environmentalist Links Climate Change Solutions to The Trust Frequency Concept in Paradigm-Shifting New Book
ASPEN, Colo., March 25, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cameron/Baxter Books announces the worldwide launch of the paradigm-shifting book “THE TRUST FREQUENCY: 10 Assumptions for a New Paradigm” (ISBN: 978-0-988747-1-3) at Explore Booksellers in Aspen, Colorado, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. Sally A. Ranney, visionary environmental leader and author of the foreword to the book, will speak on the need for fundamental, whole-systems change to enable global-level collaboration for solving climate change, the most far-reaching crisis in human history. Co-authors Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey will discuss the paradigm they present in the book at this celebration and book signing.
Ranney has thirty years of experience within the private and public sectors dedicated to environmental, water and energy policy; sustainability; biodiversity and wildlife protection; and public land management and environmental consulting. She is President of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI) and Co-Director of the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative (IWECI). Taking a whole systems approach, Sally has advised business leaders at some of the world’s largest companies on improving their environmental practices and performances by incorporating these considerations into company decisions. She has worked directly with three U.S. Presidents as well as leading environmental luminaries like Richard Branson, Ted Turner and Al Gore.
“Climate change has, unambiguously, put humanity on notice that we are on the cusp of great change, of making a critical choice about ourselves. Only collaboration at the global level will solve climate change, because it affects all human and natural systems. Nothing and no one will escape. This high level of collaboration can only take place if we let go of the tenets of the existing paradigm,” states Ranney in the foreword to “The Trust Frequency.”
Aspen, Colorado has been home to many world change agents over the decades. As Aspen’s premier book store, Explore Booksellers hosts the nation’s leading authors, scientists and social commentators, from today’s bestsellers and Pulitzer Prize winners to world leaders and renowned experts in their fields. Marlow, Bailey and Ranney take their place on the world stage with a new vision of the nature of reality with a bold theory of humanity’s place in a conscious loving universe; how examining and upgrading our belief system will change everything from education to business practices to climate change solutions, resulting in a currently unimaginable level of abundance and happiness.
Marlow and Bailey, filmmakers and social philosophers who have been sharing their ideas at universities and symposia throughout the country for decades, call their new paradigm “a synthesis of quantum science, Eastern mysticism, indigenous cosmology and intuitive knowing.” Coming from divergent life experiences, they have reached similar conclusions: the prevailing paradigm is missing important information about the nature of reality, and this has resulted in a world out of balance. They challenge a number of basic assumptions which have driven humanity’s behavior for millennia and offer a new paradigm for consideration.
The three authors are Colorado-based and currently live in the Roaring Fork Valley, outside Aspen.
The book “THE TRUST FREQUENCY: Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm” can be obtained online at www.TheTrustFrequency.net and at Amazon ( http://amzn.com/0988754711 ), Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, and all electronic platforms.
* VIDEO: Link to Sally Ranney’s TEDxMileHigh talk: “A Matter of Degree” – http://youtu.be/yYoHFzRLyV8h .
* VIDEO: Authors interview for the book: http://youtu.be/ciSINRwnls0 .
* Photo Caption: “The Trust Frequency: Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm” Authors: (L-R) Connie Baxter Marlow, Sally Ranney, Andrew Cameron Bailey. Photo credit: Charles Englebert.
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Publishers Newswire announces latest ‘Books to Bookmark’ List of 10 Interesting New Book Titles from Q1-2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online resource established in 2004 for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has today announced its latest semi-annual “Books to Bookmark” list. This is a round-up of 10 new and recent books from Q4/2012 and Q1/2013 which may have been missed due to not originating from major New York book publishing houses, or “big name” authors.
“Probably the most interesting thing we’ve seen this past year, is the further explosion in self-published titles. From convicted felons, to first-time mystery ghost story authors, to children’s picture books, the fountain of creativity is really amazing,” said PNW editor Christopher Simmons. PNW’s Simmons has been a working journalist for over 30 years, and has written widely on the topic of publishing, marketing, and e-books. He is also the author of a self-published book on digital artwork.
The following list of 10 books (in alphabetical order) are provided as “worth a look” for media and booksellers, as well as avid readers of new and unique literary content. To learn more about these and other books (and e-books) in detail, visit: http://www.publishersnewswire.com/ .
* FAMILY TIEZ.
Author Mustafaa As-Salafi’s “Family Tiez” (ISBN: 978-0976224310; paperback; Level V Publishing) is the fictional story of a Muslim family’s struggle to stay together through the trials of the urban drug culture: addiction, drug dealing, dirty cops, prison, and murder; as told by someone who has walked several miles in each character’s shoes. “Family Tiez” has been an underground, nationwide, best selling novel that chronicles the story of a large-scale, illegal drug distribution enterprise in the Tri-State area. Now, re-released in eBook formats, including Kindle and iBooks. “Family Tiez” is close to, but way more than what the media and law enforcement have characterized it as: it is life imitating art. The author invites readers to witness “Family Tiez” for themselves.
On December 16, 2008, The News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware’s largest local newspaper, ran a cover story with headline: Urban fiction author pleads guilty to drug trafficking: 10 counts could get the Wilmington man life in prison. This story was about Mustafaa. The July 2008 arrest of Mustafaa was carried by various media outlets across the country, including USA Today. Mustafaa did not receive a life sentence; he is expected to be home soon.
* HAVING A WHALEY OF A TIME.
In the new book, “Having a Whaley of a Time” (ISBN: 978-0578104836; paperback; 94pp; DKeeley Press), author and publisher Donna Keeley uses the history and “documented ghosts” from the Whaley House in San Diego, Calif. to weave an enjoyable, fictional mystery with real facts. “I wanted to do something different with the mystery genre,” says Keeley. “By pairing a fictional story with a real, haunted location I can fulfill my love of research with the fun of writing.”
Each book in the new Paranormal Mystery series features a real haunted location as the backdrop for each mystery. The ghosts documented at these locations become characters in the book and help the fictional main character Shannon MacIntyre solve her mystery. Kindle edition also available.
* HEALTHY HANNAH’S FITNESS FABLES: A PROMISE TO YOURSELF.
A new book, “Healthy Hannah’s Fitness Fables: A Promise to Yourself” (ISBN: 978-0-9852773-0-7; KidsProsper Publishing) pairs father-daughter authors in the fight against childhood obesity. The characters in “Healthy Hannah’s Fitness Fables” guide children on a healthy rhyming adventure about exercise and nutrition. Through playful and entertaining illustrations, one by one, Healthy Hannah, Maxwell Muscle, Low-Fat Larry, and Aerobic Annie delight in a healthy and fun journey from birth through adulthood. It is illustrated by a former personal trainer, Joe Romano II.
“Childhood obesity is a problem that requires multi-pronged efforts,” says Jay England, co-author. “We have to stay on top of the issue and the earlier you introduce healthy habits to children, the more likely they will practice healthy habits and engage in fitness as they grow older.”
* LITTLE GREEN.
In the new children’s book “Little Green” (ISBN: 9780981587974; Paraphrase, LLC) by author Arnold Rudnick, readers discover an important message and question to consider: Isn’t it possible? Released in “Fraugust 2012″ by independent publisher Paraphrase, LLC, “Little Green” is a picture-book for 2-7 year olds written by Rudnick, with illustrations by Marcelo Gorenman, featuring a little green frog on a quest to be special.
“It’s about time we admit that not everything is possible,” said Rudnick. “For too long, movies and books have pretended anything is possible, but kids are smart and know that’s not true. Messages that are meant to motivate quickly become empty platitudes. However, ALMOST anything IS possible! This simple, honest qualification offers a more powerful message and an inspirational lesson for everyone.”
* LONG JOURNEY WITH MR. JEFFERSON.
The magisterial “collaboration” over half a lifetime between historian Dumas Malone and his subject, Thomas Jefferson, is the basis for William G. Hyland Jr.’s compelling “Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson” (ISBN: 978-1612341972; clothbound; 328pp; Potomac Books). Malone, the courtly and genteel historian from Mississippi, spent 38 years researching and writing the definitive biography of the man who “invented the United States of America.” Offering much more than most biographies, this book imparts extensive insights into Malone’s earlier years in Mississippi and Georgia, and how they shaped his character. Through interviews with his intimates, family members, rivals, and subordinates, Hyland generates a true portrait of the man behind the intellect and the myth.
* MURDER AND MISUNDERSTANDING; ONE MAN’S ESCAPE FROM INSANITY.
The new autobiography by author Shuvender Sem, “Murder and Misunderstanding; One Man’s Escape from Insanity” (ISBN-13: 978-1479256969; paperback; 200pp; CreateSpace) is the story of Sem, who on March 1, 2004 became known as “The Maharishi Murderer.” In one moment Sem was a college student. In the next he was “The Maharishi Murderer.” Shuvender killed freshman Levi Butler without provocation on the campus by stabbing him four times in the chest with a paring knife. Deemed competent to stand trial, the judge ruled he was “not guilty by reason of insanity” at the request of both the defense and the prosecution.
Against popular belief, NGRI is an extremely rare plea, used in less than one percent of criminal cases. A not guilty result is even more uncommon, occurring just one-quarter of one percent of the time. Now, after years of psychotropic medications and intense therapy, Shuvender is telling his story of schizophrenia in his autobiography. The book is available in paperback; as well as Kindle, iPad and Nook digital editions.
* ON MY FEET AGAIN: MY JOURNEY OUT OF THE WHEELCHAIR USING NEUROTECHNOLOGY.
In her new book, “On My Feet Again: My Journey Out of the Wheelchair Using Neurotechnology” (ISBN: 978-0988234208; paperback; 176pp; Neurotech Press), author Jennifer French, a quadriplegic and competitive sailing athlete who recently medalled at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London, tells her inspiring and intellectually stimulating story of how a determined and resourceful young woman overcame many of the obstacles that came her way after being paralyzed in a snowboarding accident. Although told she would never get out of her wheelchair, Jennifer refused to accept that fate and sought out experimental new technologies for people with spinal cord injuries.
French became a participant in a clinical trial of a neuroprosthetic system that enables her to stand up out of her wheelchair and move around on her own two feet using her own muscles, which are stimulated by 24 surgically implanted electrodes. Along the way, she helped advance the technology by working with the research team to test new features, push the limits of her strength and endurance, and prove the viability of this new therapy for thousands of other potential recipients-including injured soldiers returning from war. The book is also available in e-book format.
* SO YOU WANT TO BE A LANDLORD: TALES FROM THE CRYPT.
DJV Murphy considered the current market conditions as the backdrop to his latest book “So You Want To Be A Landlord: Tales From The Crypt” (ISBN-13: 978-1461087014; paperback). He ventures there is no bad time to invest in property. He calls it a humorous “how to” book about getting in the game of investment real estate but also offers a serious slant of avoiding the pitfalls of being a landlord. “This is not for the big hitters in the real estate investment field,” Murphy said, “but it is written with small town ‘Donald Trumps’ in mind.”
The 100 plus page book combines humor with technical information about how to succeed being a landlord and is illustrated with cartoons depicting the pitfalls and successes of owning investment real estate. The illustrator is B.J. Nartker a leading artist from California, who provided the visuals to the book. Murphy chose the illustration themes and cut lines with Nartker interpreting them as cartoons. The book is also available as a Kindle edition.
* THE CHINESE ORIGIN OF THE AGE OF DISCOVERY.
In the new book “The Chinese Origin of the Age of Discovery” (ISBN: 978-1-62141-693-7; 300pp; Diogenes Research; Booklocker.com), veteran Researcher Chao C. Chien has meticulously collected and analyzed the records preserved from the previously rarely examined history of the Age of Discovery and the results are conclusive. Did the Chinese precede Christopher Columbus in discovering America? The question now has been settled once and for all.
* THE INDIE AUTHOR REVOLUTION: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING.
In indie author mentor Dara Beevas’ new book, “The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider’s Guide to Self-Publishing” (ISBN 978-1-59298-504-3; paperback, 296pp; Beaver’s Pond Press), the author believes indie authors will push the publishing industry to evolve. “Legacy publishing isn’t the right answer for every author, and that’s a good thing,” she says. “Indie authors are known for catering to niche audiences overlooked by big publishers.
They’re also attracting new readers through the sales of e-books.” A writer, editor, blogger, and speaker, Beevas is vice president of award-winning Beaver’s Pond Press, where she has led hundreds of indie authors through the publishing process. Her passion for the self-publishing movement also led her to launch Wise Ink, an online support community for authors. Also available in e-book formats.
For more information on these and other books and entertainment publishing you likely have never heard of, visit: http://publishersnewswire.com/news/publishing-news/book-news .
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CALIFON, N.J., Feb. 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author djv murphy of Califon, N.J. believes he may have uncovered a long lost mystery about a sizable estate left to the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. In doing research for the biography “Who Was E. B. Gallaher?” (ISBN: 978-1480043770), Murphy discovered that a bequest left by the Connecticut millionaire to the Institute for the development of a research center was never carried out.
Murphy interviewed a number of the Institute’s staff and none were able to pinpoint what happened to the bequest nor why the Institute failed to create the research center in Norwalk.
“Gallaher died in 1953 and with his wife were the sole stockholders in a Norwalk, Connecticut based manufacturing company,” says Murphy. “His will directed that his entire estate be left to Stevens following his wife’s death in 1965. However it seems as if the $25 million estate in today’s dollars was not used to carry out his special bequest.”
The bequest included his 10,000 square foot mansion in Norwalk situated on 227 acres of prime real estate, as well as his stock in the Clover Manufacturing Company, plus a sizable amount of liquid assets.
“The property was sold to the City of Norwalk by Stevens Institute in 1965 and was turned into open space called Cranbury Park. The Institute took over operations of Gallaher’s business, The Clover Manufacturing Company, for a few years following receipt of the bequest and then sold it. It is now part of the Henkel Corporation,” said Murphy.
Gallaher was an entrepreneur, inventor, and business mogul who was born to American parents in Paris in 1873 and educated in the United States. He graduated from the Institute in 1894 and soon began inventing a number of mechanical devices. He founded the Keystone Automobile Company in Philadelphia in 1897, and headed a number of other business concerns in the years following.
Murphy said the subject of this biography was part of the early 20th Century business leadership in New York City and was friends with Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, John Jacob Astor, and John D. Rockefeller among others.
Gallaher, in addition to his management of Clover, also published a newsletter called “The Clover Business Service,” which promoted the right wing politics of the day. It was reported that the newsletter had a national circulation of 150,000 subscribers and was published between 1922 and 1953.
The biography follows the early life of Gallaher and highlights the numerous inventions of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. This period saw the development of electricity, the automobile, airplane, telephone, phonograph, elevator, motion pictures, and a host of other inventions.
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LANCASTER, Pa., Feb. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It is a story that could only be written by one person. A compelling autobiography that not only pushes the boundaries of sanity, it takes readers on a frightening voyage to meet it face-to-face. “Murder and Misunderstanding; One Man’s Escape from Insanity” (ISBN-13: 978-1479256969) is the story of Shuvender Sem, who on March 1, 2004 became known as “The Maharishi Murderer.”
The murder took place in Fairfield, Iowa, on the campus of a university that prided itself on non-violence. The Maharishi University of Management used a variety of techniques towards its non-violent goals including twice-daily use of Transcendental Meditation. It was to no small degree that this setting put the murder in the national spotlight.
In one moment Sem was a college student. In the next he was “The Maharishi Murderer.” Shuvender killed freshman Levi Butler without provocation on the campus by stabbing him four times in the chest with a paring knife. The murder took place following an incident earlier in the day when Sem stabbed a student with a pen. That previous incident led to the student getting seven stitches to his face.
Deemed competent to stand trial, the judge ruled he was “not guilty by reason of insanity” at the request of both the defense and the prosecution. Against popular belief, NGRI is an extremely rare plea, used in less than one percent of criminal cases. A not guilty result is even more uncommon, occurring just one-quarter of one percent of the time.
Now, after years of psychotropic medications and intense therapy, Shuvender is telling his story of schizophrenia in his autobiography, “Murder and Misunderstanding; One Man’s Escape from Insanity.” It is not only an extremely rare look into the mind of a killer from his own perspective, but it is also a deeply personal story that explores the darkest, most grim places of the mind.
“Our mental health system is broken. We need to fix this before more crimes are committed,” says Sem.
In his book, Shuvender tells of his relationship with his father, and the events that led to that day on campus. He describes his struggle with, and eventual escape from this misunderstood illness. It is a story of recognition and realization. A story of redemption desired, and hope delivered. It is a book written to serve as a beacon for those with schizophrenia and their families, by a man who was held in its strongest grips, and managed to escape.
Shuvender Sem, or Shubi as he is known, now speaks publicly about his experience with schizophrenia in the hopes of helping others. He is available for presentations and Q&A sessions for law enforcement, mental health groups, attorney associations, academic institutions and others who may feel they can benefit from his story.
The self-told story of Shuvender Sem, “Murder and Misunderstanding; One Man’s Escape from Insanity” is available at http://www.ShuvenderSem.com/ . The book is available in paperback; as well as Kindle, iPad and Nook digital editions.
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TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 25, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The magisterial “collaboration” over half a lifetime between historian Dumas Malone and his subject, Thomas Jefferson, is the basis for William G. Hyland Jr.’s compelling “Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson” (ISBN: 978-1612341972; Potomac Books). Malone, the courtly and genteel historian from Mississippi, spent thirty-eight years researching and writing the definitive biography of the man who “invented the United States of America.”
Hyland provides a surprising portrait of the man many consider America’s greatest historian, recording in detail Malone’s struggle to finish his towering six-volume work on Jefferson through excruciating pain and then blindness at the age of eighty-three. Hyland includes Malone’s previously unpublished correspondence with such notables as John F. Kennedy, Harry S. Truman, George H. W. Bush, Felix Frankfurter, and Fawn Brodie. Readers are treated to an exclusive look at private family documents and Malone’s unfinished memoir, which reflects on history, social commentary, and his life’s accomplishments.
Offering much more than most biographies, this book imparts extensive insights into Malone’s earlier years in Mississippi and Georgia, and how they shaped his character. Through interviews with his intimates, family members, rivals, and subordinates, Hyland generates a true portrait of the man behind the intellect and the myth.
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About The Author:
William G. Hyland Jr., a native of Virginia, is the author of “In Defense of Thomas Jefferson” (2009), nominated for the Virginia Literary Award, and a professor at Stetson University College of Law. He is a member of the Virginia and New York Historical Societies, serves on the board of directors of the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society, and has lectured at the National Archives and for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He lives in Tampa, Florida.
Advance Praise for Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson:
“Anyone interested in how good history is written will be mesmerized by this book. If some readers also want to find out whether recent assaults on Thomas Jefferson’s reputation are based on fact or on factoids, they will find a veritable mother lode of information here.” – Thomas Fleming, author of The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers
“William Hyland has done a tremendous service to us all by producing this carefully researched, thoroughly documented, yet very readable biography of the greatest Jefferson scholar the world has to date produced. I recommend the volume enthusiastically for scholars of all ages.” – Robert F. Turner, professor of law, University of Virginia, and chairman, Jefferson-Hemings Scholars Commission.
“Hyland’s work is more than the biography of a historian. His account of Malone’s intellectual struggles with and for Jefferson make an original and important contribution to Jefferson studies and to the understanding of American thought in the twentieth century.” – Clyde N. Wilson, distinguished professor of history (emeritus), University of South Carolina.
“Wililam Hyland brilliantly and movingly brings Malone to life, from his Marine Corps boot camp experience to lunching with Queen Elizabeth II. Hyland deals most tellingly with Malone’s assessment of the Jefferson/Hemings issues. . . . He provides depth, clarity, and scrupulous attention to detail.” – Arthur T. Downey, former National Security Council adviser and author of “Civil War Lawyers: Constitutional Questions, Courtroom Dramas, and the Men behind Them.”
“In Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson, Hyland proves the enduring power of Dumas Malone’s principled adherence to historical truth and scholarly excellence. A timely reminder of the importance of integrity and character in an era of agenda-driven Jefferson studies.” – Eric S. Petersen, editor of “Light and Liberty: Reflections on the Pursuit of Happiness.”
“William Hyland has captured Dumas Malone as a warm and genial family man, a world-renowned scholar, and the world’s greatest Jeffersonian authority and author. His description of his encounters with some of the brightest educators, political leaders, and journalists of his day is fascinating.” – W. McKenzie Wallenborn, president, Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society.
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CALIFON, N.J., Dec. 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the real estate market in flux and money for property investment tight as a drum, this might not be the best time to publish a book on property investment or on “how to be a landlord.” DJV Murphy considered the current market conditions as the backdrop to his latest book “So You Want To Be A Landlord: Tales From The Crypt” (ISBN-13: 978-1461087014). He ventures there is no bad time to invest in property.
He calls it a humorous “how to” book about getting in the game of investment real estate but also offers a serious slant of avoiding the pitfalls of being a landlord.
“This is not for the big hitters in the real estate investment field,” Murphy said, “but it is written with small town ‘Donald Trumps’ in mind.”
The 100 plus page book combines humor with technical information about how to succeed being a landlord and is illustrated with cartoons depicting the pitfalls and successes of owning investment real estate.
The illustrator is B.J. Nartker a leading artist from California, who provided the visuals to the book. Murphy chose the illustration themes and cut lines with Nartker interpreting them as cartoons.
In the book, Murphy writes there are many upsides to being a landlord and offers a number of suggestions on how to avoid the downsides.
He advises prospective or current landlords of the many pointers, other than avoiding taxes, which may help one succeed as a real estate investor and reaching objectives.
About the Author:
This is Murphy’s sixth book after writing a number of award winning screenplays. The “Landlord” book is available through Amazon.com, local book stores and from the author who lives in New Jersey and owns Carpe Diem Art Gallery located on his farm.
The book is available in paperback and Kindle Edition.
DJV Murphy may be contacted through the website http://bunkertreasures.com/ .
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WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On December 16, 2008, The News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware’s largest local newspaper, ran a cover story with headline: Urban fiction author pleads guilty to drug trafficking: 10 counts could get the Wilmington man life in prison. This story was about Mustafaa As-Salafi, the author of “Family Tiez” (ISBN: 978-0976224310 paperback; Level V Publishing), an underground, nationwide, bestselling novel that chronicles the story of a large-scale, illegal drug distribution enterprise in the Tri-State area.
A fictional story that news and law enforcement sources said, “apparently was as much a documentary effort as one of creative writing.”
“Family Tiez” will be re-released for purchase in eBook formats, including Kindle and iBooks, by Level V Publishing mid-December 2012. “Family Tiez” is close to, but way more than what the media and law enforcement have characterized it as: it is life imitating art. The author invites readers to witness “Family Tiez” for themselves. The July 2008 arrest of Mustafaa was carried by various media outlets across the country, including USA Today.
“Family Tiez” is the fictional story of a Muslim family’s struggle to stay together through the trials of the urban drug culture: addiction, drug dealing, dirty cops, prison, and murder; as told by someone who has walked several miles in each character’s shoes. Mustafaa did not receive a life sentence; he is expected to be home soon. Level V’s upcoming releases include Mustafaa’s “Family Tiez II: downward Departure,” and Mustafaa’s highly anticipated, mainstream hit, “Actual Innocence.”
In early 2006, the Philadelphia Daily News and The News Journal both ran stories about urban fiction authors and Mustafaa was featured in both. Both stories, in essence, posed the question that since several authors, including Mustafaa, began writing from prison, would writing help curb recidivism by providing a viable avenue for authors to earn a living based on the popularity of urban literature?
Mustafaa is outspoken on curbing crime and reducing recidivism. He especially emphasizes reaching at-risk youths before their lives become rooted in “the system.” He hopes to reach them through the intensive, residential program he has developed, entitled H.O.M.E. (Habilitate, Orient, Mentor, and Educate).
Mustafaa can be emailed at, LevelVPublishinginc@aol.com.
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LAS VEGAS, Nev., Dec. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new book, “Healthy Hannah’s Fitness Fables: A Promise to Yourself” (ISBN: 978-0-9852773-0-7) published by KidsProsper Publishing, pairs father-daughter authors in the fight against childhood obesity.
“Childhood obesity is a problem that requires multi-pronged efforts,” says Jay England, co-author. “We have to stay on top of the issue and the earlier you introduce healthy habits to children, the more likely they will practice healthy habits and engage in fitness as they grow older. Young minds are naturally curious and eager to learn new things. And, it’s easy to begin. It’s as simple as doing a basic clapping game or showing them pictures of different fruits and vegetables.”
The Center for Disease Control estimates that there are currently 12.5 million children who are overweight or obese in America. So, the launch of “Healthy Hannah’s Fitness Fables” is not only timely, but badly needed. Children’s fitness begins at home.
The characters in “Healthy Hannah’s Fitness Fables” guide children on a healthy rhyming adventure about exercise and nutrition. Through playful and entertaining illustrations, one by one, Healthy Hannah, Maxwell Muscle, Low-Fat Larry, and Aerobic Annie delight in a healthy and fun journey from birth through adulthood.
Jay believes that the best time to introduce fitness to children is right out of the womb.
Dr. Allen Marino, an emergency room physician in Las Vegas, agrees: “The great thing about this picture book is that it explains healthy habits in a way that children of all ages can understand. The rhyming story line starts as a baby and takes the reader all the way through adulthood, to show examples of fitness throughout the life cycle,” Marino says.
Hannah England, Jay’s daughter and co-author, believes that learning healthy habits is a process.
“No one should be in a hurry or expect too much too soon,” she says. “For instance, I always wanted sugary soda with dinner when we ate out. However, after some light-hearted persuasion from my dad, over time, I drank less soda and eventually replaced it with water. If my dad had forced the issue, I may have rebelled and kept on drinking soda.”
“Healthy Hannah’s Fitness Fables” is 38 pages and currently available in hardcover; an e-book is in the works. It is illustrated by a former personal trainer, Joe Romano II.
“Joe’s illustrations really helped bring the characters’ anatomy and exercise portions of the book to life,” Jay says.
About the Authors, Jay and Hannah England:
For more than 15 years, Jay England has worked as a personal trainer. As a kid growing up in Palm Springs, Calif., he stayed fit by chasing desert iguanas with his dog. He served eight years in the U.S. Navy and has degrees in business and kinesiology.
Hannah England is a hardworking student and plays school sports. She lives with her dad in Las Vegas and enjoys working out with him.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Writer Arnold Rudnick and publisher Paraphrase, LLC, have donated 100 copies of new children’s book “Little Green” (ISBN: 9780981587974) to the My Stuff Bags Foundation and have pledged all net profits from book sales for the month of December 2012.
“Little Green” is an entertaining new children’s book with an important message and question to consider: Isn’t it possible? Released in “Fraugust 2012″ by independent publisher Paraphrase, LLC, “Little Green” is a picture-book for 2-7 year olds written by Arnold Rudnick, with illustrations by Marcelo Gorenman, featuring a little green frog on a quest to be special.
“It’s about time we admit that not everything is possible,” said author Arnold Rudnick. “For too long, movies and books have pretended anything is possible, but kids are smart and know that’s not true. Messages that are meant to motivate quickly become empty platitudes. However, ALMOST anything IS possible! This simple, honest qualification offers a more powerful message and an inspirational lesson for everyone.”
“‘Little Green’ began as a bedtime story I told my daughter several years ago,” said the film and television writer. “As I turned it into a story in verse, it became more and more inspirational to me, and a message I felt was important for children. When you start discussing the point of the book, that ‘almost anything is possible,’ and consider what is and is not possible, you come to realize how much really is possible.”
“A very cute story for young children,” Susan/Mom Loves 2 Read reviews on goodreads.com and lovez2read.blogspot.com, where she recommends “Little Green” in her Holiday Gift Guide. “It is just the right length to keep them interested from beginning to end. The moral of the story is a good lesson for any child to learn.”
To help children consider “Isn’t it possible?” – and further a commitment to literacy – Rudnick and Paraphrase, LLC, have donated 100 copies of “Little Green” to My Stuff Bags Foundation for holiday gift bags for children rescued from abuse, neglect or abandonment.
More than that, Paraphrase and Rudnick have pledged to donate net profits from all new copies of “Little Green” sold in the month of December 2012.
Books can be purchased through a link on the “Little Green” website, www.isntitpossble.com or ordered through on-line or local bookstores. December 2012 may just help prove “It is possible!”
About My Stuff Bags Foundation:
The My Stuff Bags Foundation provides new belongings, comfort and hope to thousands of children each year who must be rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment across the United States. By rallying widespread individual and corporate involvement through their unique “My Stuff Bags” program, the Foundation addresses the immediate physical and emotional needs of rescued children, and helps support the agencies caring for them. Visit the website at www.mystuffbags.org for more information.
About Paraphrase, LLC:
Paraphrase, LLC, is a boutique publishing company promoting literacy with a mission to create thought-provoking media that educates, entertains and inspires. Their motto is: Read a book, Read a mind(R). Visit the website at www.paraphrasellc.com for more information.
About Arnold Rudnick:
Arnold Rudnick worked in feature film development and has written for many television shows. His first book, “ESPete: Sixth Grade Sense” (www.espete.com) won a silver medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and Reader’s Favorite Awards. In addition to writing, he works in school administration. He and his wife and children live in Los Angeles, Calif. “Little Green” is Arnold’s first picture book.
About Marcelo Gorenman:
Marcelo Gorenman grew up in South America. He taught himself how to draw and was eventually accepted at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York City, and later the exclusive 3-D animation program at Sheridan College in Canada. Marcelo has worked in animation and illustration since 2002, in Europe, Canada and the USA. “Little Green” is Marcelo’s first picture book.
For more information about the My Stuff Bags Foundation, please visit http://www.mystuffbags.org/ .
Visit Paraphrase, LLC, on the web at http://www.paraphrasellc.com/ .
Visit the website for “Little Green” at http://www.isntitpossible.com/ .
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jennifer French, a quadriplegic and competitive sailing athlete who recently medaled at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London, will release her new book, “On My Feet Again: My Journey Out of the Wheelchair Using Neurotechnology” (ISBN: 978-0988234208; Neurotech Press), October 23, 2012 at the Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco.
“On My Feet Again” is the inspiring and intellectually stimulating story of how a determined and resourceful young woman overcame many of the obstacles that came her way after being paralyzed in a snowboarding accident.
Although told she would never get out of her wheelchair, Jennifer refused to accept that fate and sought out experimental new technologies for people with spinal cord injuries. She became a participant in a clinical trial of a neuroprosthetic system that enables her to stand up out of her wheelchair and move around on her own two feet using her own muscles, which are stimulated by 24 surgically implanted electrodes. Along the way, she helped advance the technology by working with the research team to test new features, push the limits of her strength and endurance, and prove the viability of this new therapy for thousands of other potential recipients-including injured soldiers returning from war.
In the book, Jennifer describes how the neurotechnology system she helped to perfect became a key factor in her conditioning and competition at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London, where she brought home a silver medal in sailing for Team USA.
“On My Feet Again: My Journey Out of the Wheelchair Using Neurotechnology,” is published by Neurotech Press and is available online from Amazon in print and eBook formats. Part of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Institute for Functional Recovery at Case Western Reserve University to develop new treatments for paralyzed people.
“On My Feet Again: My Journey Out of the Wheelchair Using Neurotechnology”
by Jennifer French
Published by Neurotech Press
$19.95 Print Paperback
For more information on the Neurotech Leaders Forum, visit: http://www.neurotechreports.com/pages/leadersforum… .
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SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DKeeley Press announces publication of the first book in the new Paranormal Mystery series, “Having a Whaley of a Time” (ISBN: 978-0578104836) by author and publisher Donna Keeley. By using the history and “documented ghosts” from the Whaley House in San Diego, Calif., the book weaves an enjoyable, fictional mystery with real facts.
“I wanted to do something different with the mystery genre,” says Keeley. “By pairing a fictional story with a real, haunted location I can fulfill my love of research with the fun of writing.”
The central character in the series is Shannon MacIntyre, an investigative journalist who discovers she can see and talk to ghosts following a near-death experience. Challenged to help the spirits, she heads to San Diego to discover why the famous Whaley House is closed to tourists during the busy summer season.
Written in the first person, Shannon narrates the story with plenty of acerbic wit and dry humor. A sarcastic tone permeates the writing, but always with a sense of fun. The book tells a complete story with no continuation in upcoming books. Each book in the series is expected to be a stand-alone adventure.
“I didn’t want to write a 600-page door-stop,” Keeley explains. “I feel cheated as a reader when I get through a huge book only to find the story doesn’t end for two or three more books.”
Seeing a trend of adult readers buying Young Adult fiction, Ms. Keeley knew she wasn’t the only one interested in smaller, single-story books.
The opening line of the first book (“It’s amazing how death can really screw up your life.”) sets the tone for the entire series as protagonist Shannon must adjust her no-nonsense, fact-based personality to living a life that is anything but normal. No murder required – as most of the characters are already deceased.
More information: http://www.paranormalmysterybooks.com .
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About DKeeley Press:
Based in Escondido, Calif. (San Diego County), DKeeley Press is the name used by self-publisher Donna Keeley for her Paranormal Mystery series. She firmly believes that technology and the internet are changing the publishing world by allowing authors to sell directly to their audience with e-books, digital print on demand (POD), and Amazon and Barnes & Noble web sites.
Each book in the new Paranormal Mystery series features a real haunted location as the backdrop for each mystery. The ghosts documented at these locations become characters in the book and help the fictional main character Shannon MacIntyre solve her mystery.
Title: “Having a Whaley of a Time.”
Author: Donna Keeley.
Publisher: DKeeley Press.
ISBN-13: 978-0578104836 (paperback, 94 pages; Sept. 2012).
Kindle Edition also available.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Diogenes Research, an independent history research group, today announced the publication of two new books on the previously rarely examined history of the Age of Discovery, providing resolutions to several contentious issues.
Did the Chinese precede Christopher Columbus in discovering America? The question now has been settled once and for all. Not only were the Chinese first in having visited the American continents, they mapped the world before the Europeans. Indeed, Europeans went to sea because of having learned the geography of the world from the Chinese, and Columbus set sail on account of Chinese sailing guides, and it is virtually certain that Marco Polo never set foot in China.
The evidence in support of such conclusions has now been documented in the new book “The Chinese Origin of the Age of Discovery” (ISBN: 978-1-62141-693-7. Translated Chinese version in traditional Chinese characters, ISBN: 978-1-62141-765-1. Both published through Booklocker.com). Veteran Researcher Chao C. Chien has meticulously collected and analyzed the records preserved from that historical period and the results are conclusive.
In the thirteenth century the Mongols, steppes horsemen that had never seen the ocean, were on tract to conquer the world. After subjugating China, they used their Chinese subjects who had the seafaring knowhow to help chart the globe back in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
In the fourteenth century, after toppling the Mongol Yuan Dynasty, the Ming Chinese the advanced naval technology inherited from the Yuan and the newly gained geographical knowledge to launch an unprecedented naval exercise – with fleets carrying upwards of tens of thousands of sailors under the command of the legendary Admiral Zheng He (previously transliterated into English as Cheng Ho) – that lasted twenty seven years.
This colossal effort brought awareness of unknown lands to the outside world and the Chinese knowledge of the world passed on to the Europeans, fascinating them and inspiring them to go to sea. When the Ming Chinese terminated the enterprise and withdrew from the oceans the Europeans found themselves unopposed in their worldwide expansion, and descriptions of the intriguing place called China found their way into later editions of Marco Polo’s travelogue.
The book is over 300 pages long and contains over 300 illustrations presenting the support material to this extraordinary study of world history which has eluded scholars but preserved in European archives all along.
More information: http://www.diogenesresearch.org/ .
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’ve got passion, a plan and persistence, you don’t need an agent to become a published author. Indie authors own a significant chunk of the book market, and newcomers can join their ranks with help from indie author mentor Dara Beevas, whose new book, “The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider’s Guide to Self-Publishing” (ISBN 978-1-59298-504-3), hits shelves this month.
A writer, editor, blogger, and speaker, Beevas is vice president of award-winning Beaver’s Pond Press, where she has led hundreds of indie authors through the publishing process. Her passion for the self-publishing movement also led her to launch Wise Ink, an online support community for authors.
Just as indie musicians and filmmakers carved out impressive niches, indie authors are doing the same. An increasing number of well-educated and experienced writers are choosing this route, and the book publishing industry, along with readers, are taking notice.
Beevas believes indie authors will push the publishing industry to evolve. “Legacy publishing isn’t the right answer for every author, and that’s a good thing,” she says. “Indie authors are known for catering to niche audiences overlooked by big publishers. They’re also attracting new readers through the sales of e-books.”
Beevas was inspired to write “The Indie Author Revolution” after witnessing a shift in the types of authors choosing to self-publish. “We’re seeing an astounding number of authors, including those who’ve had book deals, decide that indie publishing is the best way to reach their readers,” Beevas says. “Indie publishing can bring a book to print in under a year, and with services like editing, design, distribution, and e-book conversion, indie authors are producing quality books that do well in the market without having to wait three to five years to get them in the hands of royalty publishers.”
With traditional publishing taking a hit in print sales and fewer unknown authors scoring book deals, it’s not a surprise indie publishing is becoming more common. What is surprising, according to Beevas, is the number of indie books surpassing their traditionally published counterparts-as was seen with the hit romance “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
“E.L. James, Amanda Hocking, Bella Andre, and a host of other successful indie authors are proving that readers care more about good content than about who published it,” Beevas says.
Beevas will be celebrating her new book with a release party at the Twin Cities largest independent bookstore, Magers & Quinn Booksellers, in Minneapolis on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Beevas currently lives in the Twin Cities with her husband Tomme.
About “The Indie Author Revolution”
* Publication Date: October 1, 2012
* Paperback ISBN: 978-1-59298-504-3
* E-Book ISBN: 978-1-59298-505-0
* Original Trade Paperback & E-book, 296 pages
* Paperback: 6 x 8
* List Price: $15.95 (Paperback), $7.99 (e-book)
* Category: Reference/Publishing
* Distributor: Beaver’s Pond Books
* Available: INGRAM, BAKER & TAYLOR, www.beaverspondbooks.com or call 800-901-3480.
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Publishers Newswire announces latest ‘Books to Bookmark’ List of 13 Interesting New Book Titles from 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the first half of 2012, Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online resource established in 2004 for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has today announced its latest semi-annual “Books to Bookmark” list. This is a round-up of 13 new and recent books which may have been missed due to not originating from major New York book publishing houses, or “big name” authors.
“Although some predicted reading books would take a fast decline due to social media and Internet overload, the opposite has actually taken place thanks to mobile devices like the Apple iPad, iPhone, the growth of Android and Amazon’s Kindle, among others,” said PNW editor Christopher Simmons. “Strong sales of mobile devices – not just e-book readers – have proven to be the blessing for the beginning of a new explosion in e-publishing. And this has also helped traditional printed books, even though there are fewer places to buy books in person than a decade ago.” Simmons has been a working journalist for over 25 years, and has written widely on the topic of publishing, marketing, and e-books.
The following list of 13 books (in alphabetical order) are provided as “worth a look” for media and booksellers, as well as avid readers of new and unique literary content. To learn more about these and other books (and e-books) in detail, visit: http://www.publishersnewswire.com.
* ANY OL’ JACK.
“Any Ol’ Jack” (Kindle Edition e-book; 267 pages; Amazon Digital Services), by Jack Dexter, promises to inspire people who are confused about their sexuality. Dexter describes this engaging read as a “self-help book that will break people out of the closet.” In addition to getting inside the mind of someone who has experienced this life first hand, readers will also learn what it’s like to break out of this mindset and to test their limitations, take risks and act on their desires. It provides the stepping stones needed to begin living life outside the closet with confidence.
“Life is too short to not live it truthfully,” Dexter says. “In this book, I tell people what it’s like to live in the closet. While the book is technically a work of fiction, it is loosely based on many of my personal experiences.” Jack Dexter has worked as a personal driver for some of the wealthiest people in the nation. And, it was while waiting for his clients that he started to write this book. He has a B.S. in marketing and lives on the Jersey Shore.
* CAPITOL HELL.
“Capitol Hell” (ISBN: 978-1592985364; paperback, 328 pages; Beaver’s Pond Press), by Jayne Jones and Alicia Long, is a saucy novel about the crazy co-workers, high maintenance politicians, and over-the-top entourages that can only be found inside the beltway. Jayne and Alicia met while working on the Coleman for Senate campaign and became fast friends after working for Senator Coleman in both his Saint Paul, MN and Washington, D.C. offices. They survived their time on the Hill by sharing the insanity of their D.C. experiences with other Capitol Hill staffers, who shared similar stories, and have now woven those “real-life” misadventures into the story of Allison Amundson and Janet Johannson.
This off-beat and hilarious novel lets readers see behind the political person and into the life of fictional Senator Anders McDermott III, a rising star in the U.S. Senate from Minnesota who has his eye on the White House. “Our time on the Hill coupled with countless other hilarious stories from congressional offices and staffers gave us an endless supply of crazy to write about,” said Jayne. “You find yourself and your friends in the midst of one unbelievable situation after another, a truly unreal reality.”
“We know people are going to need a few laughs to make it through this Presidential election,” adds Alicia, “what better cure for the vitriolic mudslinging of campaign season than to escape into our uproarious little novel about what is likely happening behind closed doors.”
Alicia Long, a South Dakota native and graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, also worked for United States Senator John Thune (SD) as well as former United States Senator George Allen (VA). Jayne Jones, a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, left Capitol Hill to work for the Minnesota House of Representatives, where she was the Executive Assistant to the Speaker of the House. Kindle Edition available.
* CLINICAL GRAPHOLOGY.
Graphology, long derided as a parlor game in North America, is widely used clinically in Israel and Europe, according to Annette Poizner, Ed.D., a Registered Social Worker practicing in Toronto. Poizner, a certified graphologist, published doctoral research which explored graphology use within psychotherapy. That study, performed at the University of Toronto, is summarized in her textbook, “Clinical Graphology: An Interpretive Manual for Mental Health Practitioners” (ISBN: 978-0398087265; hardcover, 187 pages; Charles C Thomas Publisher).
Determined to educate therapists and counselors about the way graphology can inform clinical practice, Poizner has presented academically, lecturing at universities and presenting at conferences such as that of the Canadian Psychological Association. She has also published in academic journals and, with a blog on the Huffington Post, routinely writes in the popular press.
Now, her new book, “Clinical Graphology” is the first of its kind to target a clinical audience, bearing the stamp of Charles C Thomas Publisher, a scholarly publishing house that produces materials for mainstream mental health professionals. Poizner reflects, “Each individual is fundamentally expressive, having a preferred way of moving, a preferred rhythm and style. Those preferences are expressed through gesture, mannerisms, and facial expressions … also in handwriting.” Since handwriting leaves a written trace which can be reviewed at leisure, Poizner asserts that handwriting can be usefully analyzed.
Annette Poizner is a Columbia-trained clinical social worker who routinely uses graphology and other forms of projective personality assessment in her clinical practice of 20 years. Her doctoral dissertation, completed at the University of Toronto, explored the use of graphology within psychotherapy. She has been designated one of three Master Graphologists by the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation and is a founding member of the Milton H Erickson Institute of Toronto. She specializes in assessment, Ericksonian psychotherapy and hypnosis.
* EDUCATION BEHIND BARS.
In “Education Behind Bars” (ISBN: 978-1934597774; paperback, 382 pages; Sunbury Press) author Christopher Zoukis makes the case for why all Americans should support education in our prison system. Most Americans do not realize that the United States could save upwards of $60 billion each year by simply educating prisoners. According to the Journal of Correctional Education, the U.S. incarcerates over 2.3 million persons, a number equal to 5 percent of the country’s population. The U.S. accounts for 25 percent of the entire incarcerated population worldwide. Each of these millions of prisoners costs the American taxpayer between $32,000 to $40,000 each year in food and housing. Zoukis asks: “Why should the American taxpayer care about people who are incarcerated in our prison system? Simple, it is a true cost-saving measure that should be discussed.”
* OUR WHOLE LIFE IS OUR WHOLE RESPONSIBILITY.
“Our Whole Life Is Our Whole Responsibility” (ISBN: 978-0578094489; paperback, 228 pages; Life Energy Publishing), by Michael G. Kamau, emphasizes to its readers that they need to make a strong commitment to examine and cultivate good character, responsible ethics and high integrity in order to make productive contributions to their lives.
According to the author, “This book teaches us that we must undergo a fundamental, paradigm shift in our thinking about our personal, family and human survival – we must be willing to accept full responsibility for every area of our lives and stop the blame.” Kamau has a BA in Journalism and Business Management from Central State University is a former tutor, life coach, mentor, college Instructor of Humanities, public speaker, seminar leader, guest columnist and current business owner in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.
* RESTAURANTS RECOMMENDED.
“Restaurants Recommended” (ISBN: 978-1466283176; paperback, 175 pages; CreateSpace), by Deborah Gonderil, is a guide to more than 600 restaurants in 40-plus cities around the U.S. Gonderil, a market research executive and frequent traveler, could not find a restaurant ratings guide that not only incorporated multiple cities, but one that provided unprejudiced and genuine opinions of professional reviewers. As a result, she set out to compile a series of sources of reviews from professional food critics. Cities include: New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, and more. Reviews are based on the 2011 positive recommendations of local, national and international food and travel critics.
“The cities were chosen based on size and popularity as business or leisure destinations,” says Gonderil. “And, readers can trust these reviews to be more reliable than the run-of-the-mill blogs because they are written by industry experts. Their opinions are unsolicited and based on repeated, anonymous visits.” Kindle Edition also available.
* SALVATION IS FROM THE JEWS.
In his new book, “Salvation is from the Jews: Moses, Judaism, and the Jewishness of Christianity” (ISBN: 978-1449725464; paperback, 640 pages; West Bow Press), Christian theologian, J. Christopher, gives an explanation for the collapse of Christian values in U.S. culture since mid-twentieth century. Relying on historical evidence he has compiled, together with a prophecy from Jesus and another from Paul, theologian, J. Christopher, documents the final stages in the decline of Gentile-centered Christianity and its official ending according to the prophecy of Jesus.
As for the prophecy made by Paul, Christopher explains how this prophecy established that at the same time Gentile-centered Christianity reached its official ending, a Jewish Messianic era in Christian history began. According to Christopher,” this Jewish Messianic era is currently ongoing and will end just before the second coming of Jesus the Messiah.”
J. Christopher is a Christian theologian and honors seminary graduate. He is also the founder of a new system of biblical psychology and the author of a book on the subject. Currently, Christopher continues to pursue his work full-time as a theologian and theological writer. His church affiliation is with the Evangelical Covenant Church. The book is available in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle Edition.
* SIR LICKSALOT AND THE ISLAND FOOLS.
“Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools” (ISBN: 978-1462680924; paperback, 120 pages; PublishAmerica), by D.L. Carroll, is a children’s chapter book for Ages 7-12. Carroll intertwines adventure and friendship while adding elements of mystery, magic and education. Using dialogue children can relate to, the author captures even the most reluctant reader’s attention. Illustrator Teri Cuneo brings the story to life with illuminating illustrations. This is the second book in the Sir Licksalot series. Submitted to Family Review Center for a review, it resulted in inclusion to their awards program, and received their prestigious 2012 Gold Award.
Plot: Blaze N. Haught and his friends conspire to return to Mavericks during summer vacation. After careful planning and keeping their secret safe from the adults, plans suddenly go awry starting with an uninvited guest who changes everything. With the help of Sir Licksalot’s natural canine curiosity, the kids uncover the presence of three powerful Goddesses. Myths are revealed, friendships are tested, and mana is discovered in this hair-raising magical adventure. Both books in the award-winning “Sir Licksalot” series are available in paperback and Kindle Edition e-book formats.
Carroll’s creativity began to emerge while writing poems. After high school graduation, she continued to write in the form of metaphorical editorials. Carroll entered into the high tech industry and took business writing courses at San Jose State to enhance her professional skills. Writing letters of recommendation, executive correspondence and presentations became her daily tasks for over a decade. While taking a sabbatical in late 2006, she accepted a contest challenge to write a novel in 30 days. In 2008 Children’s Chapter Book, “Sir Licksalot & The Maverick Fools,” was published.
* TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD: A FINANCIAL PRAYER ANSWERED.
“Teaching English Abroad: A Financial Prayer Answered” (ISBN: 987-1937860202; audio book and e-book editions; Goodwin Publishing, LLC), by Jonathan Goodwin, is written for anyone who wants to explore the world while making money. It’s ideal for people who are about to graduate; are recent graduates; or for those seeking a career change. All that is needed is a B.A. or B.S. degree. “It’s unfortunate, but the current job market in the U.S. and Europe is grim. As a result, many graduates are finding that they have to move in with their parents or take jobs out of their field that pay less – what many consider ‘underemployed,’” explains Goodwin.
“Teaching abroad is the ideal alternative – people save money while exploring the world. It’s an ideal situation.” Readers will learn how to find and apply for the trustworthy private and public schools that are currently hiring English teachers in South Korea. Foolproof tips likely lead to hiring. And, readers who decide to pursue this career opportunity will get the experience of teaching; have free time to enjoy the country and live a stress-free and adventurous life; and have freedom to explore and live on their own. Basically, teachers who work in South Korea are getting paid to travel the world and to see some of the most exotic locations out there while still making enough money to pay off debt and live comfortably.
Jonathan A. Goodwin is a graduate of San Diego University. He taught in South Korea for three years. He earned the title and position of faculty manager, a title that is synonymous with “Headmaster.” He was in charge of all operations at a top-ranked private academy in South Korea; he knows what it takes to get hired and how to make it as a teacher in South Korea.
* THE EASTER BUNNY THAT GREW UP.
“The Easter Bunny That Grew Up” (ISBN: 978-1468554960; paperback, 24 pages, 8.5×8.5; AuthorHouse), by Gretta Parker, is a children’s book that pays tribute to a little rabbit that captured the hearts of people around the world on Facebook and the contributions he made to rabbits in rescues and shelters. The book teaches about researching an animal’s care needs before buying, supporting rabbit rescues, and that sometimes the greatest treasures are the ones other people discard. Gretta Parker started a journey she was not planning on when she adopted a little white rabbit for $7.50 from a local shelter in 2010. On a whim she made him a Facebook page where she could talk about adopting rabbits and rabbit care.
By 2011, Flopsy Parker had become a household name for his humor, his message of adoption and his honesty about how much care rabbits need. He was even “quoted” by the Wall Street Journal when he was “outraged” over the Royal Shakespeare Company using real dead rabbits in their stage productions. Gretta taught herself how to make designs with his images and started a store on CafePress using Flopsy’s image and her designs that sent the message that shelter bunnies are the best kind. She donated the proceeds to a different rabbit rescue each month. In the summer of 2011, Gretta pooled all her savings to start Baskets for Bunnies, Inc. a 501(c) non-profit that sends supplies to rabbit rescues on a monthly basis. Flopsy was of course the “spokesbunny.”
On the evening of December 28th Flopsy Parker passed away suddenly from a congenital kidney defect. His Facebook page got so many posts that it shut his timeline down in less than 24 hours. To cope with her grief, Parker wrote the book called “The Easter Bunny That Grew Up” as a tribute to his short but big life. Parker plans to use the proceeds from the book to continue the work of her non-profit Baskets for Bunnies, Inc. and to build a sanctuary in Flopsy’s name.
* THE GOSPEL OF ASHES.
“The Gospel of Ashes” (ISBN: 978-0-9825892-2-9; paperback, 394 pages; Writers Glen Publications), is a new global political thriller by author Lloyd R. Prentice that weaves war crimes, cult religion, and domestic terrorism into major threat to U.S.
Plot: While searching for Phan’s missing daughter, Boston residents Mei Li Phan and Landry Carmichael stumble into a massive conspiracy. Their search threatens powerful forces seeking radical change. So now – they must die. The conspiracy: nuke a major American city. Phan and Carmichael framed as terrorists. Hunted by authorities; killers hard on their heels; where can they go? Who can they trust? But past is prologue. Mei Li Phan is not what she seems; Carmichael no stranger to violence. They must each relive painful history to muster the strength, courage, and cunning to survive – and more, to save the lives of millions.
Lloyd R. Prentice has a graduate degree in public affairs communication from Stanford University; studied creative writing at San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State University). Member: IPNE – Independent Publishers of New England SPANPro – Small Publishers Association WNBA – Women’s National Book Association.
* THE MIRACLE WORKERS HANDBOOK.
“The Miracle Workers Handbook: Seven Levels of Power and Manifestation of the Virgin Mary” (ISBN: 978-1846949203; paperback, 252 pages; John Hunt Publishing O Books) by Sherrie Dillard, explains the seven phases of Mary’s life as a blueprint for all people to experience divine intuitive communication, synchronicity, grace, miracles and ascension. According to the author, “All people have the innate ability to intuitively communicate with angels, experience synchronicity, live in grace and co-create miracles.”
After recounting some of her often funny early intuitive experiences and her encounters with Mary, Sherrie discusses what she believes to be Mary’s true message. Living in a strict Jewish community where woman were considered second class citizens, Mary shifted the prevailing concept of God as a judging, moralistic and male outer force to that of an inner spiritual presence. When she invoked the power of the heavens and miraculously conceived, Mary created a new paradigm. God became the divine loving spirit of grace and miracles that can be found within. The miraculous conception was not a one-time only event. Sherrie holds a B.S. in Psychology and M.Div. in New Thought pastoral counseling. Kindle edition also available.
* UNCOMMON BEAUTY.
“Uncommon Beauty: Crisis Parenting from Day One” (ISBN: 978-1592984879; paperback, 190 pages; Beaver’s Pond Press), by Margaret Meder, was inspired by her real-life family story: In the summer of 2004 Margaret Meder and her family headed to the hospital excited for the cesarean birth of her second child. They, and their medical team, were shocked when Evan arrived with severe deformities that were later diagnosed as Apert Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Despite her grief and pain, Margaret began keeping notebooks about Evan’s life and medical care on the day he was born. That wealth of recorded information not only gave her the tools she needed to change her son’s life, but now enables her to share that knowledge with others who are in crisis in her book.
Although Margaret’s family story is about a child with Apert Syndrome, and every medically fragile child’s condition is unique, the guidance and tools she offers in this book can be applied to many diagnoses and crises. She knows first-hand the self-doubt families feel when they are faced with the sole responsibility of caring for someone with complicated health conditions, making life-and-death decisions for a condition they know nothing about, and working with doctors who may have never treated their child’s rare disorder.
“Uncommon Beauty” is easy to read, with information that can be taken in quickly during a busy day. Each chapter addresses specific topics such as “Surviving the First Days,” “Understanding Insurance” and “Caring for Siblings.” These chapters include not only Margaret’s story taken directly from her notebooks, but also tips, suggestions and tools for dealing with each of these important issues. Readers will also find hope and joy within these pages as this family rallies and moves from the pain of Evan’s initial diagnosis, to celebrating the love and happiness he brings to all of their lives every day.
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Boo Boo Stewart, Clinton Sparks, Rebecca Grant, Jaime Chung, Justin Cho at Audrey Magazine presents: Audrey’s Night Out 2012
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The iconic Barker Hangar was the site, Saturday Sept. 15, 2012 for an evening of Music and Fashion. Audrey Magazine presented “Audrey’s Night Out 2012″ sponsored by 360 Jets, at the historic Barker Hangar, located inside the Santa Monica airport.
The 5th annual Fashion Show and Music Showcase continued its long tradition of bringing together a diverse community and industry from Music, Fashion and Film. This showcase included musical performances, hosted bar, and celebrity guests on the red carpet and the runway inside the transformed Barker Hangar.
Red Carpet arrivals included: BooBoo and Fivel Stewart, Clinton Sparks, Nataly Valenzuela, Rebecca Grant, James Kyson-Lee, Jaime Chung, Justin Cho, and other notables from the music and film industry. The notables and showcase provided exposure and awareness for A3M asianmarrow.org
The Red Carpet led to the Runway produced by Andrew Patterson with fashion lines from Richard Bowman, Rebecca Grant, Julia Clancey, and Brian Lichtenberg. Grammy(R) nominated producer DJ Clinton Sparks and music group Legaci provided current fashion inspired music sets.
Providers and gifting included Ben-Amun, NYX Cosmetics, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Mens Groom, o.n.e coconut water, Monster Energy Beverage DJ Activation, TC Charton, Smart Water, Tequila Loca, Vitamin Water, Wai Hope.
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Local Parenting Expert Releases First Book: ‘Your Family Compass’ Provides Step by Step Advice for Families
STILLWATER, Minn., Sept. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stillwater-based parenting consultant Jenny Hanlon is releasing her first book, “Your Family Compass: A Parenting Guide for the Journey” (ISBN: 978-1-59298-489-3), a terrific resource for people raising children from birth through the early teens. Parenting is hard work and it is easy for families to get off track. To help them find a healthier course, Hanlon’s book provides a guide for adults to empower the children in their lives, offering workbook pages and case studies for direction.
Hanlon has been working with families for more than 15 years, has her B.S. in Child Psychology, M.Ed. in Family Education, and is licensed in Early Childhood and Parent Education. She runs Jenny Hanlon Consulting, formerly Parent & Teacher Support Services, where she offers support and guidance for professionals who work with children, and for parents with children in the early teens and younger. Hanlon decided to finally write her own book after numerous parents encouraged her to publish a parenting guide.
A sought after teacher and speaker, Hanlon has also been tapped to provide parenting advice on Twin Cities Live and for the Star Tribune. She regularly offers parenting workshops on topics such as “Praise Versus Encouragement: The Truth About Motivation,” and “More, More, More!” about the impact of overindulgence.
“Jenny does an excellent job of bringing together complex ideas about parenting and child rearing while at the same time grounding it,” said Dr. David Bredehoft, Chair of the Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Concordia University. “One message that comes through loud and clear throughout ‘Your Family Compass’ is: you are in charge of writing your family’s story.”
Hanlon was a founding teacher of Dodge Nature preschool, currently teaches parent-child classes and is the Summer Program Director of The Children’s Farm School in West Lakeland, and volunteers extensively with nonprofit service organization, FamilyMeans. Hanlon lives in Stillwater with her husband and two school-age children who give her plenty of opportunity to test out her own compass.
“Your Family Compass” will be released October 10, 2012 and kick off with a public launch party Oct. 13-14, 2012, held at Carpenter Nature Center as part of their annual Apple Fest.
For more information about Jenny Hanlon and “Your Family Compass” please visit her website at http://www.jennyhanlonconsulting.com/ .
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phylius Press announces the publication of the Professional Edition of its best-selling book “How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets” (ISBN-13: 978-0979080173), by attorney K. Gabriel Heiser. The new book, entitled “Medicaid Planning: From A to Z” teaches attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, insurance agents, and other financial advisors all the rules and planning techniques necessary to advise clients how to qualify for Medicaid and get their nursing home expenses paid without going broke.
Originally prepared as part of a 17-hour professional CLE course that attorney Heiser gave to attorneys and advisors across the country for the Medicaid Planning Network, the Professional Edition is now available as a separate purchase from Phylius Press.
According to the Pew Research Center, there are 79 million baby boomers, and 10,000 of them will reach age 65 every day for the next 19 years! Combine that fact with the average cost of a nursing home now being $87,000 (MetLife 2011 Market Survey of Nursing Home Costs), and you can see why more and more professionals are adding the area of Medicaid planning to their practice-hence the need for a professional guide for the advisor.
Unfortunately, until recently it has been extremely difficult to get up-to-date and accurate information geared to the professional advisor. Books were either written for the layperson (too general-and also omitting vital footnotes and citations to facilitate finding the sources of the various laws) or for the attorney specialist (overly detailed, voluminous, and difficult to read, often without planning techniques in actual use today).
“I wanted to write a book for the attorney or professional advisor who is just getting into the Medicaid planning field and wants to hit the ground running,” says attorney Heiser. “I looked around and couldn’t find any, so I took my layperson’s book, added source footnotes for every single law discussed in the book, and expanded and geared the book for the professional advisor.”
The book includes not only a thorough discussion of the rules and laws governing the Medicaid program as it is applied in all 50 states, but a number of case studies that walk the reader through typical scenarios, showing how the various planning techniques discussed in the book can be applied to real-world situations. It also includes sample legal forms, a filled-out Medicaid application, 138 pages of important Medicaid statutes and regulations, and discussions of the ethics of the advisor role.
“The Medicaid system is extremely complex and even if you understand the rules you still need a road map to explain how the rules work in the context of particular client situations,” Heiser said. “The secret of success when assisting clients to qualify for Medicaid is learning how to combine the rules and apply them using the advanced planning techniques discussed in the book.”
For more information on the book “Medicaid Planning: From A to Z” visit: http://www.MedicaidSecrets.com/professionals or call 1-888-224-5988.
About Phylius Press:
Phylius Press, in Nashville, Tenn., is the publisher of books on Medicaid planning. Their flagship book, the best-selling “How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets” by attorney K. Gabriel Heiser, was published in 2007 and is now in its sixth edition. For 25 years Heiser had a law practice that was limited to estate planning, elder law, and Medicaid planning.
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