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Write the Book You Want to Read but Can’t Find – guest post with Bruce Edlen, author of Jazz Mergirl

Jazz Jennings
Titled Jazz Mergirl, The True Story of Jazz Jennings, a Transgender Girl Born in a Boy’s Body this is the biography of Jazz Jennings, well-known teen activist and star of TLC’s I Am Jazz TV docuseries. In 2014, Jazz was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the world's "25 Most-Influential Teens,” an honor she shares with Malala Yousafzai. The book’s profits are being donated to support Jazz’s charitable foundation TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation   About Jazz Mergirl   Jazz Mergirl is the compelling true story of a transgender girl born in a boy’s body. It tells how Jazz Jennings and her family navigated the challenging road to transition her into the bright, beautiful, lovely teen she is today. It is also the story of Jazz’s courage and determination in speaking out to the world about being transgender. She urges those who are “less understanding” to become more accepting of

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Trusting God to Restore Whatever You Lose and Forgiving People Who Cause You Pain – Teera: A Life Of Hope and Fulfillment

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A glowing life that was destined to be great turns into a horrific nightmare. Devastated by loss and disfigured Teera must endure and carry on for her children. My guest author Teera de Fonseka shares her spirit for life and her memoir that life after tragedy is possible. According to a reviewer Aisha she states that even though many of the events in the book were horrific, the writer kept the tone hopeful. She loves that the end of the book speaks of forgiving people who cause you pain but, also not giving up on life and trusting that God is able to restore whatever you lose. About Teera: A Life of Hope and Fulfillment Teera’s life was beautiful. Having grown up in the splendor of a beachside paradise, Teera settled down in a good home with the love of her life and their two gorgeous children. Filled with love,

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In the Spotlight: The Book of Zev’s Marilyn Horowitz

Marilyn Horowitz
The Book of Zev is a political thriller that tells the story of two gentle people who change the course of history. Zev Bronfman, a strapping 32-year old-virgin, angry atheist, refugee from a religious Jewish life, and former engineer for the U.S. Patent Office in Alexandria, Virginia, drives a cab and sleeps around in New York City. After a bitter divorce, Sarah Hirshbaum, a beautiful, redheaded, depressed, God-hating kosher chef, seesaws between yoga and too much red wine. Independently, the two consult the same psychic who inadvertently sends Sarah Zev’s session tape. When Sarah contacts Zev to pick up the recording, a series of events forces them to connect with a powerful terrorist in order to thwart his plans to destroy the UN and Israel. Click here to read an Excerpt of The Book of Zev Pre-order from Amazon   [caption id="attachment_2725" align="alignleft" width="276"] Marilyn Horowitz[/caption] Marilyn Ida Horowitz is

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Caught Book Tour Spotlight

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About Caught A collection of short stories, literary sketches and vignettes each capturing a moment in the life of someone a lot like you. Each story delves into human themes: expectation, desire, hope, loss, fear, joy, peace, suffering, redemption. The narrative is filled with subtle irony, humour and touching observations. The stories highlight our era of increasing social disconnection, in which technology is replacing intimacy and life occurs at a pace that challenges people’s ability to stop, observe and interpret their own existence and its relationship with those around them. It highlights the everyday moment and provides nourishment for the harried soul. The overriding message in Caught is: that any moment in every life can be viewed as worthy of treasuring. Whether that moment is filled with despair or joy; they provide entertaining relief and nourishing benefits. Read a Sample   Facebook   Website   Twitter   Follow the Author’s Tour   Amazon

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Seven Things To Know About With Friends Like These

With Friends Like These
About With Friends Like These [caption id="attachment_2664" align="alignright" width="187"] With Friends Like These[/caption] Callie Walking is a freelance mage who solves supernatural problems. When a troubled client hires her to protect him from a "vampire" she casts the appropriate spells and positions the usual amulets. Now, something has gone terribly wrong. Her client has turned up dead and drained of all his blood. The cops say it's suicide, but Callie knows better.  Now she is on a mission to find out what went wrong. In her search, she uncovers an ancient, long-hidden power. It challenges Callie's deepest beliefs about right and wrong, good and evil. She knows her life will be forever changed... if she survives. Purchase the Kindle Version Seven Things To Know About With Friends Like These Sandy Sandfort!  Sandy is a published author himself (The Resurrections of Robert Heinlein, Escape From Terra, among others).  He writes, and

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Seven Things about Journey to Galumphagos

Journey to Galumphagos
[caption id="attachment_2659" align="alignright" width="200"] Journey to Galumphagos[/caption] 7.    Journey to Galumphagos began as a picture book for my children to illustrate.  It took a quarter century for it to evolve into the published book. 6.    My favorite, non-human character is the Great Galumphagos Island Turtle.  I imagine her sounding like Emma Thompson. 5.    The part of the book I’m proudest of is Chapter 11.  Four or five sets of action are going on at the same time.  It was a challenge to navigate through all that without losing my way or my readers.  And I know I didn’t lose my readers because all the kids who have read the book told me it was their favorite part. 4.    Ellen Maze did a wonderful job on the illustrations.  She’s a joy to work with, a great collaborator, passionate about getting from whatever picture the writer has in his or her mind

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Dash (Book 2 of The Saderia Series)

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[caption id="attachment_2625" align="alignright" width="228"] Dash Book Tour[/caption]       “His parents are gone. He lives in the woods…” Dash is a dark lion with a dark secret. Living as an orphan in the cold, winter forest, he strives to hide that secret from the other young animals that have come to resent him. But when he meets the animal that has haunted his past, he isn’t sure what to do. Meanwhile, Saderia finally gets her wish to go to school. She hopes to meet a friend, but she gets slightly more than she bargained for when she meets a fun-loving cheetah, a bullying panther, three prissy girls, prejudiced teachers, and a strange assistant principal who seems to enjoy making Saderia’s life more difficult. But there is no one as strange as the dark lion that sits in the back, and hides his face from her. Saderia starts having Dreams

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Four Rescue Special Need Dogs, One Women and Lots of Love

Real Dogs Don't Whisper
[caption id="attachment_2563" align="alignright" width="223"] Real Dogs Don't Whisper[/caption] One might ask; how on Earth did you arrive with four dogs having special needs and how they have impacted my life?  First, I had no idea that four dogs with special needs would be entering my life it was all by chance.  I did not go out looking for them or decided one day that I was going to rescue them.  It just happened unexpectedly. They each came to me during random times; upon learning of their condition(s), I did not turn them away. I knew in my heart that God had a plan for me, not sure what it was, just knew these four came into my life for a reason. The impact they have made in my life has been insightful, astounding and humbling to say the least.  I often say, it wasn’t I that rescued them, it was

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Dark Lullaby Book Review

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By Rebecca Camarena Enough scare factor to keep me on the edge of my seat, without being bloody gory or too paranormal for reason. In Dark Lullaby, author Mayra Calvani has successfully managed to combine many aspects in her novel; thriller, paranormal, mystery and romance. Gabriel Diaz, the main character is an Astrophysicist that believes in the higher good and that everything can be explained by science and logic. Or so he thinks. A chance encounter with a strikingly beautiful young woman lures him to her in an almost spell bound way and Gabriel’s thinking and world begins to unravel. Worried about his twin sister and the impending birth of her child and yet against his better judgment he follows Kamilah half way around the world to her hometown of Rize, Turkey. There Gabriel and Kamilah continue their love affair even as Gabriel gets sick and strange things begin to

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Seven Threads Running Through Tinseltown Riff

Tinseltown Riff
[caption id="attachment_2538" align="alignright" width="192"] Tinseltown Riff[/caption] Tinseltown Riff centers on Ben Prine, a thirty-something Hollywood screenwriter who, on a Labor Day weekend, finds himself in desperate straits. Latching on to a dubious last-minute opportunity, he unwittingly embarks on a collision course with a Montana tracker connected with a Vegas mob; an odyssey which culminates in a showdown on an abandoned Western movie set.             I’ve been asked by Rebecca to come up with “seven things about this book.” In no particular order, here is what immediately came to mind.             Recently I received a post from a Southern writer who believes that fiction writers should always make it personal: “By making it personal it’s uniquely yours and mine, yet universally human.” If that is the case, underneath what may at first glance seen like antic goings on, is a nagging personal issue I was trying to come to terms with.

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