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New Book for Review: Surrendered Balance; Daily Living for the Modern Christian Woman

[caption id="attachment_1512" align="alignright" width="187" caption="New Book for Review, Surrendered Balance"][/caption] Hermina Krista Pettiford is touring in May with her inspirational, devotional, self-help book for the Christian Woman. Do you live a fast paced and hectic life? Is your relationship with God suffering because of it? Imagine living a life of balance, in the flow of God’s will even while you’re always on the go. It is possible to flourish and have fulfillment in both your spiritual life and natural life without feeling as if you are neglecting either one. It comes by way of surrendered balance. A modern Christian woman is someone who balances all of her responsibilities - family, career, friendship, ministry to others, and caring for herself all while keeping the Lord at the center of her life. If you are a Christian woman this book Surrendered Balance; Daily Living for the Modern Christian Woman was written for

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Lessons Learned Loving Yourself as a Black Woman – Book Review

  [caption id="attachment_1029" align="alignleft" width="197" caption="click on the cover to buy this book"][/caption] Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself as a Black Woman discusses many of the issues and concerns women in their twenties, thirties, forties, and fifties face in their personal and professional life from sexism, racism, hair, balancing family, relationships, and much more. The book highlights ten life lessons that are of top priority when it comes to a black woman’s emotions, personal perceptions, and life in general. The book is written to inspire women of all ages, and invite them to realize that real happiness begins from the inside out. Although written specifically with the black woman in mind, many of the concepts in the book would benefit any woman.  Book Review In the revolutionary book about a culture of women Tinisha Johnson author of the self-help women’s book, “Lessons Learned, LovingYourself as a Black Woman” gives women a

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The Story of Mike from the Inspirational Self-Help Book The Way to Stillness by author Anne Vincent

The Story of Mike Mike was a legally blind young boy from an economically disadvantaged home in the rural south. Somewhere in first grade the schools had given up on him. Students and teachers had pushed him aside saying, "Never mind Mike, he can't read." And Mike cooperated – if he “couldn't read,” he wouldn't read. Dr. Kirk, a psychiatrist at Vanderbilt had worked and worked with this boy and had been unable to determine why he was not reading. She heard that I had a special gift for teaching kids to read, and asked me to assist. Mike's family drove him from Kentucky to Nashville to meet with me. Since it was all they could do to put together the gas money for the drive to Nashville, I knew I had to make every moment count. We started talking and Mike expressed an interest in machines. I checked with

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Tinisha Nicole Johnson author of Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself as a Black Woman on Virtual Book Tour in April

Tinisha Nicole Johnson, author of the nonfiction book, Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself As A Black Woman. Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself as a Black Woman, will be on tour during the month of April. Follow along with her tour by visiting her tour page. Lessons Learned discusses many of the issues and concerns women in their twenties, thirties, forties, and fifties face in their personal and professional life from sexism, racism, hair, balancing family, relationships, and much more. The book highlights ten life lessons that are of top priority when it comes to a black woman’s emotions, personal perceptions, and life in general. The book is written to inspire women of all ages, and invite them to realize that real happiness begins from the inside out. Although written specifically with the black woman in mind, many of the concepts in the book would benefit any woman You can visit Tinisha Nicole

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The Culture of Excess – Author Interview – Jay Slosar

Paperback Writer welcomes Jay Slosar authors of The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success. He shares his expertise as a psychologist and how we can refocus ourselves for a more rational, self-controlled future. Grab a cup of coffee and please join us for his interview. About the Book In the wake of buckling markets, banks knocked to their knees, and massive amounts of presumed wealth revealed as the product of self-deception and breathtaking criminality, an age of indulgence has dramatically impacted American life. Economically, we understand how it happened, but why it happened is more of a mystery. What psychological factors fueled the years of excess and, more important, how do we refocus ourselves for a more rational, self-controlled future? As J.R. Slosar shows in this urgent, sometimes startling volume,the nation’s fast-and-loose approach to money was, in fact, a symptom of a

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Living Like You Mean It: Use The Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life Your Really Want – Author Interview – Dr. Ronald J. Fredrick

Paperback Writer is pleased to introduce author Dr. Ronald J. Frederick, author of the nonfiction self-help book, Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want (Jossey-Bass (Wiley)), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in June on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion! ABOUT THE BOOK So many of us long to feel more alive, connected, and secure in our lives, particularly now, in these challenging and difficult times. Why is it so hard? Part of the problem, says Dr. Ronald J. Frederick, has to do with a fear of our feelings—a feelings‐phobia—and the consequences of expressing our feelings to others. It's this fear that keeps us stuck, detached from the wisdom inside us and distanced from the people around us. And yet positive emotional experiences can actually “rewire” our brain and free us

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Gulp! – Author Interview – Gabriella Goddard

As a highly successful international marketing director Gabriella Goddard enjoyed an 18 year career spanning the globe including working in Mexico, Brazil, Japan, UK, France and New Zealand for companies like A.C. Nielsen and MCI/Worldcom. She thought her life was on track until one day a big change was forced upon her. The dot.com bubble burst and the start-up broadband company she worked for went bankrupt. Overnight she was left without a job, an income and all the symbols of success that go with being a high flyer, including the expense account, swanky leather chair and big corner office. This twist of fate was shortly followed by the devastating experience of a breast cancer scare. It forced Gabriella to take stock of her priorities and re-evaluate what was truly important in her life. And that’s when she realized that the ladder she’d been so enthusiastically climbing had been leaning against

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Marilyn Celeste Morris and Her Courageous Fight

   Marilyn Celeste Morris has been on a virtual book tour this month and is now stopping at Paperback Writer to share with us her book, Diagnosis: Lupus: The Intimate Journal of a Lupus Patient. Her struggle to find a diagnosis for her symptoms took her 5 long years to diagnosis. Marilyn shows a courageous strength and determination and it is shown througout the advice in her book. And my treatment took a very long time, and brought with it, not the expected relief of pain, doubt, fear and anger, but Four (Other) Horsemen of This Disease:  Weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes, and vasculitis.  I must also add clinical depression, job loss, loss of income, foreclosure, lining up for food stamps, medicines and other Public Assistance services.  I was truly humbled when I picked up my handicapped parking tag, food stamps and vouchers.  I was infuriated by low-level clerks

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Join us on a Virtual Book Tour with Marilyn Celeste Morris

Beginning December 4, 2007, Marilyn Celeste Morris, self-help and multi-published author will be touring the internet. Join her as she stops at a variety of blogs to discuss details about herself and her book – Diagnosis: Lupus: The Intimate Journal of a Lupus Patient. A wide variety of blogs and blog hosts have been chosen in an effort to make people aware of Lupus and it’s symptoms that go unnoticed for sometimes far too long. With the right kind of medicine Lupus is a treatable disease. You are welcome to visit one stop or all of her stops on the schedule. Following you will find her author bio, a summary of the book, and the first week of the tour schedule. Links to each of the blogs she will visit will be posted each day on Paperback Writer at http://rebecca2007.wordpress.com Author Bio –  Marilyn Morris is a columnist, teacher and

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