Category: Blogroll

Going for Excelsior: Thriving in Seniorhood Blog Tour

Going for Excelsior About the Author: Wayne Hatford, B.A. in French and Spanish, M.A. in International Administration, is a teacher, writer, editor and author dedicated to bridging the gap between the physical and non-physical worlds. To that end, he channeled a friend, Janice Horn ~ “Letters from Janice: Correspondence with the Astral Plane” and, more recently, the spirit essence of Rudolph Valentino ~ “Valentino Speaks: The Wisdom of Rudolph Valentino” and “Going for Excelsior: Thriving in Seniorhood,” all of which are available via Amazon.com. Each of these works explores the “Other Side” while offering insight and practical suggestions on how best to make the most of this one. A life-long student of metaphysics and transformation, Wayne has both taught in public school and been a personal property appraiser. Wayne Hatford now resides in Santa Rosa, California where he and the Valentino essence continue their collaboration. His

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French Illusions – Book Spotlight – Author Linda Kovic Skow

About the Book: In the summer of 1979, twenty-one-year-old Linda Kovic contracts to become an au pair for an wealthy French family in the Loire Valley. To secure the position, she pretends to speak the language, fully aware her deception will be discovered once she arrives at her destination. Based on the author’s diary, French Illusions captures Linda’s fascinating and often challenging real-life story inside and outside the Château de Montclair. The over-bearing, Madame Dubois, her accommodating husband, Monsieur Dubois, and their two children are highlighted as Linda struggles to adapt to her new environment. Continually battling the language barrier, she signs up and attends classes at the local university in the nearby town of Tours, broadening her range of experiences. When she encounters, Adam, a handsome young student, her life with the Dubois family becomes more complicated, adding fuel to her internal battle for independence. About the Author:Linda Kovic-Skow resides in

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Princess April Morning Glory Book Tour and Kindle Fire Giveaways

Princess April Morning GloryAbout Princess April Morning-Glory:At long last, Princess April Morning-Glory emerges as a lost treasure from the golden age of Hollywood.Written and illustrated in 1941 by Letitia Fairbanks, the niece of silent film stars Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Mary Pickford, the seemingly traditional children’s book is transformed into a modern-day fairy tale that will captivate child and adult readers alike.Letitia was inspired to create portraiture for the characters of Princess April Morning-Glory from film stars of the day. John Barrymore, and Letitia's cousin Douglas Fairbanks Jr., provided glamorous inspiration through their then-current films. The Wicked King's (Barrymore) costume was sparked by his role as Louis XV in Irving Thalberg's 1938 Marie Antoinette, while the hairstyle resembles his eponymous role in Archie Mayo's 1931 Svengali. Prince Chivalry was inspired by her cousin's (Fairbanks) sword-fighting role in David O. Selznick's 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda.Viewed as

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The Abraham Man Book Tour

 About the book: The mere mention of the insanity defense guarantees a lively debate. Opponents of the defense cite the loss of criminal culpability while proponents argue just as passionately that the insanity defense is the ultimate act of compassion. The protagonists would probably be quite surprised to learn that the same basic concerns consumed Americans in the nineteenth century. One factor – The Abraham Man – sowed the seeds of confusion and controversy that united the past with the present. Some of the most celebrated civil and criminal trials in American history were argued under the shadow of the Abraham Man. The detailed stories of long forgotten legal cases bring the antics of the Abraham Man to life. Through the process, readers will follow the careers of notable Civil War era surgeons whose post-war professional development shaped the future of modern mental health care.  Excerpt: Some of the most celebrated civil and criminal

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The Unspeakable Book Blast

About the Author: The UnspeakableA veteran of the performing arts and worldwide missions, Tessa Stockton also contributed as a writer/editor for ministry publications, ghostwriter for political content, and headed a column on the topic of forgiveness. Today she writes novels in a variety of genres, often laced with romance and intrigue. In addition to her Christian suspense/thriller, THE UNSPEAKABLE, she’s the author of the political intrigue/romance, THE UNFORGIVABLE, a fable, LOVE AND LULL, and the upcoming inspirational fantasy romance, WIND’S ARIA, with more in the works.Visit the Author:WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK  About the Book:Who said forgiveness was easy? When a furtive conflict is pitted between violent leftist guerrillas and a rightwing paramilitary group in Colombia, a North American woman mistakenly gets caught in the middle.“I spent four months, one week and two days in a clandestine prison referred to as The Water Cave. Every day I stared

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Gary’s Gray World – Guest Post Inspiration – Children’s Author Ryan J. Cunningham

My inspiration for writing “Gary’s Gray World” came from watching my nephew, Dan grow up without his biological father being there for him. Dan is now thirteen years old, but he has no contact with his real dad. When Dan was born his father wasn’t in the picture very much. My sister raised him by herself except with the help of our parents and myself.            Dan’s father always worked a lot of hours at his job and would work overtime as much as he could to support his family this way. However, because he was spending so much time at work he wasn’t giving his son the love and attention Dan needed from him. I could see and hear the disappointment in him whenever he asked where his father was. It was sad to hear him asking us why his dad wasn’t able to play with him or just spend

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Paperback Writer Chats with R.M. Smith author of Union Hypocrisy

Union Hypocrisy Book Tour * R. M. Smith started with the Teamsters in the Convention Industry.   In 2000, she went into the Southern Nevada Teamsters’ Training Trust as a trainer and then advanced to Executive Director.  While an Executive Director, she sat on negotiating committees, arbitrated cases for apprentices.  Smith developed, implemented, and directed a registered apprenticeship program as well as wrote the training manuals.  Those manuals were approved by the Department of Labor and Nevada State Industrial Education Department.  They were also copyrighted by the Teamsters Training Trust. Smith had several articles written in trade magazines and the newspaper regarding this apprenticeship program as well as an Innovation award for designing a new trade training program.  She was elected by representatives of 26 union trade organizations as secretary treasurer of the Western Apprenticeship Coordinators Association (WACA). In 2006, she was asked to represent 26 trade

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Paperback Writer Chats with Mark Connelly Author of The IRA on Film and Television

Born in Philadelphia, Mark Connelly completed a masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he received a Ph.D in English. His books include The Diminished Self: Orwell and the Loss of Freedom, Orwell and Gissing, Deadly Closets: The Fiction of Charles Jackson, and several college textbooks. He currently teaches literature and film in Milwaukee, where he is the Vice-President of the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin. His latest book is The IRA on Film and Television. You can visit his website at www.theiraonfilmandtelevision.com. To get your paperback copy of THE IRA ON FILM AND TELEVISION by Mark Connelly, visit Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/The-IRA-Film-Television-History/dp/0786447362/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340018217&sr=8-1&keywords=the+ira+on+film+and+television. To get your ebook copy of THE IRA ON FILM AND TELEVISION by Mark Connelly, visit Amazon Kindle Store at http://www.amazon.com/The-IRA-Film-Television-ebook/dp/B0084FA030/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1340018217&sr=8-3&keywords=the+ira+on+film+and+television. Pick up your copy of THE IRA ON FILM AND TELEVISION by Mark Connelly at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-ira-on-film-and-television-mark-connelly/1110783855?ean=9780786447367 Q: Thank

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Paperback Writer Chats with Bud Bradshaw author of RIVERWALKER

Our guest today is Bud Bradshaw, author of RIVERWALKER a thriller/mystery with some paranormal activity. In his candid interview Bud share with us his writing technique, his characters and the road to publication. Bud will be on book tour with Pump Up Your Book throughout September and October. You can find Bud Bradshaw at his website www.budbradshaw.com/blog   RIVERWALKER Book Tour About RIVERWALKER RIVERWALKER features the character debut of San Antonio PD veteran detective Gifford Holloway, a former Special Agent with Army Intelligence.  Holloway is in pursuit of the most despicable of criminals, a savage murderer who victimizes children and dumps their remains in the water and along the banks of San Antonio’s beautiful and world-renowned Riverwalk attraction. Frustrated at the lack of progress on the case and spurred on by an encounter with the mysterious Madame Candelaria, a local psychic, Holloway contemplates calling upon his

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Paperback Writer Chats with Laura Carroll Author of The Baby Matrix

Laura Carroll is the author of The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction will Create a Better World, Families of Two: Interviews With Happily Married Couples Without Children by Choice, and Finding Fulfillment From the Inside Out. In addition to writing nonfiction books, she has worked over the last 15 years as a business and litigation psychology consultant and used her expertise in behavioral sciences, psychology, and communications to advise business, legal, and nonprofit professionals on their communications strategies and goals. Laura is a seasoned leader of personal and professional development seminars, and has appeared on a variety of television shows, including Good Morning America and The Early Show. She has been a guest on many radio talk shows to discuss social science topics. You’ll also find her online at her nonfiction book site, LiveTrue Books, and her top blog, La Vie Childfree.

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