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  • Monday, September 02, 2019 5:00 PM | Anonymous


    (Un)Bound Together

    Written by: Amit Janco

    Genre: NonFiction - Memoir

    Available on: Amazon and Everywhere Books Are Sold

    Websitehttps://www.amitjanco.com/

    Book Summary:

    Years after breaking her back in a 10-meter fall from a bridge in Cambodia, Amit Janco set off, like thousands before her, on a journey of physical healing along the legendary pilgrimage route of El Camino de Santiago. What was slated to be little more than a rehabilitative adventure of walking across the undulating terrain of northern Spain, would become an unexpectedly gratifying, comical, and, at times, emotionally tumultuous odyssey through physical and emotional recovery, into the very heart and soul of her existence.



    Bio on the Author

    A lawyer by training, Amit Janco is a writer, artist, serial walker, and yoga practitioner who splits her time between Montreal and Bali, Indonesia. She’s also been a media producer, teacher, and public investigator who tracked down missing heirs around the globe. Amit has contributed to various publications, including Travel + Leisure, Journeywoman, and Inspired Bali. She has trekked in the Himalayas, ridden horseback through the Mongolian steppe, and floated in the Dead Sea. (Un)Bound, Together is her first book.



    Amit Janco

  • Thursday, August 08, 2019 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Eternal Soldier

    Written by: Allison Crotzer Kimmel

    Genre: NonFiction - History (Children's Book)

    Available on: Amazon and Everywhere Books Are Sold

    Websitehttps://www.allisoncrotzerkimmel.com/

    Book Summary:

    This is the untold story of Sallie, a dog whose life as a soldier began in a basket and ended as a Civil War hero. The pup barked and nearly tumbled out of the basket. We laughed, and immediately we knew--she was one of us already. Brindle fur with streaks of brown and black swirled all over her like a patchwork quilt. She was as pretty as an apple tree in full bloom. We called her Sallie.

    During the Civil War, Sallie came to the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry as a gift from a townsperson, but she quickly became a favorite among her men. She marched with them from battle to battle, always guarding the unit's colors, and even met President Lincoln. And over three long days at the battle of Gettysburg, Sallie stayed with the dead, guarded their bodies, and nearly died herself from hunger and thirst as the conflict raged on.

    Though she fell in battle, her loyalty was rewarded years later when her men met again on the battlefield at Gettysburg to erect her likeness in bronze so that she might eternally guard them. This beautiful story about a dog's dedication and loyalty shows that bravery comes in all shapes and forms!


    Bio on the Author

    I am a teacher, a reader, and a mom. But before all that, I was a writer. My writing dream began when I was in sixth grade. The local library had a fiction contest and my teacher told me I should enter. I did, and I won! First place! Three years in a row! I was on my way, but first I'd have to realize just what my dream was. I always knew writing was a part of me, but I never knew I could actually do something with it.

    I majored in English at Bucknell and went abroad to Oxford University because that's what readers with a love of British Lit do. I still did t know I was a writer. I graduated from Bucknell University, a well-rounded liberal arts scholar with no earthly idea what I was going to do next. I ended up in Bakersfield, CA teaching high school English because teaching runs in my blood (both of my parents are educators). The writing itch grew stronger, so I went to USC where. I earned a Masters in Professional Writing. I studied with some really wonderful, well-known writers, and I spent my time in awe of them and wondering where I might fit in the writing industry. I graduated, got married, and had my son. I was meant to be a mom!

    And as I started reading to my baby every day and every night, I finally figured it out- I was meant to be a children's writer, too! I found SCBWI (the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and four years later, my first book was published with Capstone Press. And now, I am excited to announce my fourth book, a nonfiction picture book will be printed with Little Bee in summer of 2019. It was inspired by a trip to my home state, Pennsylvania, and in a beautiful bit of symmetry, my writing journey returns to where it all began.

    Allison Crotzer Kimmel


  • Wednesday, August 07, 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous


    Join Us In Erasing Student Lunch Debt and Starting the School Year in the Positive for Kids In Need 

    We started this campaign last year to help students pay off the student lunch debt so that they are not stigmatized or bullied. We had a modest raise, but know that we can do better this year. 

    Here is the GoFundMe Link:

    https://www.gofundme.com/pay-off-school-lunch-debts


    Will you join with us?

    Every Dollar Counts and will Paid Forward Accordingly.


  • Monday, July 22, 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Money Master

    Written by: Sandy Yong

    Genre: NonFiction - Business

    Available onhttp://themoneymasterbook.com/

    Websitehttps://www.sandyyong.com

    Book Summary:

    In today's society where living costs are soaring and housing prices are skyrocketing, it's becoming challenging to keep up with living expenses, let alone save up for a nice vacation or even retirement. It's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and intimidated with managing your money. The Money Master teaches a step-by-step plan on how individuals can overcome their fears and failures and get back on track to achieve financial success. With these tools, you can take control of your financial future and live the life you deserve!


    Bio on the Author

    Sandy Yong earned a business degree in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Upon starting her professional career, she invested in mutual funds as recommended by her financial adviser at one of the big banks. However, Sandy was not told that these mutual funds were high risk and had high hidden fees, and she soon lost thousands of dollars and found herself on the bumpy roller-coaster ride of the stock market. She decided to take her money matters into her own hands and became a self-taught DIY investor.

    Sandy has read and studied dozens of personal finance books over the past 10 years. Sandy has earned a six-figure self-directed investment portfolio and owns several income properties within Ontario with her husband. As an entrepreneur, she has run her own Internet marketing business. Sandy is also a professional speaker and Toastmaster who has educated working professionals on how to invest in the stock market and in real estate, speaking on this topic at workshops and conferences.


    Sandy Yong



  • Monday, July 08, 2019 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Dead Inside

    Written by: Cyndy Etler

    Genre: NonFiction Memoir

    Available on: Amazon

    Websitehttps://cyndyetler.com/

    Book Summary:

    This fast-paced memoir that New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins called "Compelling. Scary. Totally real" gives readers a glimpse into the unbelievable reality of a young girl's 16 months in the notorious "tough love" program the ACLU called "a concentration camp for throwaway kids."

    I never was a badass. Or a slut, a junkie, or a stoner, like they told me I was. I was just a kid looking for something good, something that felt like love. I was a wannabe in a Levi's jean jacket. Anybody could see that. Except my mother. And the staff at Straight.

    I was thirteen when I ran away from my abusive home. After a month in a shelter for kids--the best month of my childhood--my mother heard about Princess Di and First Lady Nancy Reagan's visit to this place that was working miracles with troubled teens. Straight Inc., it was called.

    Straight described itself as a drug rehab, a "direction for youth." Strictly false advertising. An accurate description came from the ACLU, which called it "A concentration camp for throwaway teens." Inside the windowless warehouse, Straight used bizarre and intimidating methods to "treat" us; to turn us into the type of kids our parents wanted. The Dead Inside takes readers behind Straight's closed doors, illustrating why the program was eventually investigated, sued, and closed down for abusing children.

    "Raw and absorbing, Etler's voice captivates"―Kirkus Reviews 
    "[An] unnerving and heartrending memoir..."―Publishers Weekly

    "Etler weaves her story with conviction, self-deprecating humor, and hard facts"―Booklist

    "This is a memoir unlike anything else on the shelves today"―Germ Magazine


    Bio on the Author

    A modern-day Cinderella, Cyndy Etler was homeless at fourteen, summa cum laude at thirty. Currently a young adult author and teen life coach, Etler spent sixteen years teaching troubled teens in schools across America.

    Before she was paid for teaching Etler did it for free, volunteering at public schools and facilities for runaway teens. Today she speaks at fundraisers, schools and libraries, convincing teens that books work better than drugs.

    After years of hopscotching, Etler now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and dogs. Find her at CyndyEtler.com.



    Cyndy Etler

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:00 PM | Anonymous


    Kelegeen

    Written by: Eileen O'Finlan

    Genre: Fiction

    Available on: Amazon

    Website: https://www.eileenofinlan.com/

    Book Summary:

    On an evening in 1846 engaged couple Meg O’Connor and Rory Quinn join in an exuberant moondance. Observing is the parish priest, Father Brian O’Malley. The moondance brings bittersweet memories of Siobhan, the long-dead love of his youth, with whom he still feels a spiritual connection. Within days of the dance, the villagers of Kelegeen awake to find their potato crops destroyed by blight. They’ve been through famine before. But this is an Gorta Mór, a monster the likes of which Ireland has never seen. At first Meg and Rory devise ways to help provide for their families, Meg through her sewing, Rory with his wood carving. But when tragedy and a costly mistake end those means of survival they turn to more dangerous ventures. Father O’Malley reluctantly teams up with an English doctor, Martin Parker, to alleviate Kelegeen’s suffering. When Meg learns of ships carrying Irish passengers to a new life in America she is determined to go and bring Rory and their families after her. It will take all her strength and courage along with the help of her beloved priest and the English doctor to make the plan succeed.


    Bio on the Author

    Eileen O'Finlan's debut novel, Kelegeen, was released on March 1, 2018 by BWL Publishing, Inc. Quotes from five star Amazon reader reviews include, "This book grabs you from the beginning...", "It's not an easy book to put down once you start it, but you also don't want it to end", "This was probably one of the best books I have ever read. I would recommend it to all," "This is what historical fiction is supposed to be," and the author's personal favorite review quote: "I have enjoyed many books which I chose from Oprah's book club and this is one that would fit on her list. I put Kelegeen in the top three books I have ever read." Due to constant demand from readers for a sequel to Kelegeen, the research phase for this next book is underway.

    Eileen loves to weave stories of historical fiction with strong, but very human, characters who prevail against the odds. Fascinated by the unusual and little-known aspects of history her goal is to create a magical experience for readers in which they encounter the unexpected. Eileen attributes her interest in the paranormal, which also makes its appearance in her writing, to the facts that she lived in a haunted house at a very young age and that she has a deep Celtic spirituality.

    Find out more about Eileen O'Finlan, her books, her cats (who have a story of their own in the works), and her ongoing endeavor to transition her entire front yard into a giant flower garden at www.eileenofinlan.com. 

    Author: Eileen O'Finlan




  • Tuesday, June 04, 2019 3:00 PM | Anonymous


    Girls Succeed: Stories Behind The Careers of Successful Women

    Written by: J.Q. Rose

    Genre: Inspirational

    Available on: Amazon

    Website: http://www.jqrose.com/

    Book Summary:

    If you loved the women profiled in Good Night Stories: Rebel Girls, then you’ll also be inspired by the role models featured in Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women. These contemporary women share their dreams for success when they were girls. Each story empowers readers to work toward making their dreams come true. Meet the 21st-century women who have discovered cures to stamp out disease, made people laugh, earned Olympic and Paralympic gold medals, and crossed the country in the cab of an eighteen wheeler. Their persistence to overcome obstacles and break through barriers to complete the goal will have you cheering for them.


    Bio on the Author

    After writing featured articles in newspapers and magazines and penning fiction, J.Q. turned to her love of writing non-fiction with the publication of an interactive eBook for girls, Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women. Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games, and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. She and her husband, Gardener Ted, spend winters in Florida and summers up north camping and hunting toads, frogs, and salamanders with her four grandsons and granddaughter.

    J.Q. Rose


  • Monday, May 27, 2019 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    https://youtu.be/tLTr6nHPFQA

    Sit back and listen while Laurel Mintz, CEO of Elevate My Brand, shares what it takes to build a team and grow as a leader.

  • Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous


    Hey Nobody's Perfect

    Written by: Ann Herrick

    Genre: Fiction - Young Adult

    Available on: Amazon

    Website: http://www.annherrickauthor.com/

    Book Summary:

    Things were complicated enough for Sivia before a guy with no legs came into her life. Her parent's divorce did not wipe out their traditional family values. Dad is still way too self-centered, Mom is still resentful, Russ is still shoving food in his mouth and Sivia doesn’t need any more drama. But when the new student, obnoxious and legless Keeley, becomes her project partner, her life becomes even more complicated. Family friction, peer pressure and her overly controlling father are threats her budding relationship—but prejudices she never knew she had and doesn't want to acknowledge are the biggest hurdle of all.


    Bio on the Author

    Ann Herrick is the award-winning author of several books and short stories for kids and teens. Included in the awards her books have won are the ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers, IRA/CBC Children’s Choice and EPIC Best YA Novel Finalist. Ann grew up in Connecticut, where she graduated from The Morgan School and Quinnipiac University. She now lives in Oregon. While she misses the East Coast, especially houses built before 1900, she enjoys the green valleys, fresh air and low humidity in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Ann loves cats, walking, the Oregon Ducks and working in her back yard. In addition to stories and books for children and young adults, Ann also writes copy for humorous and conventional greeting cards.


    Ann Herrick


  • Monday, May 06, 2019 5:00 PM | Anonymous


    I Am Justice

    Written by: Diana Muñoz Stewart

    Genre: Fiction - Suspense/Thriller

    Available on: Amazon

    Website: https://dianamunozstewart.com/

    Book Summary:

    Justice Parish was rescued from a brutal childhood and adopted into a loving family and their not-so-loving covert sisterhood of vigilantes. Trained as a skilled assassin, Justice vows to protect and avenge others who haven't escaped the cruel hands of injustice. Her next target: a sex-trafficking ring in the war-torn Middle East. She just needs the perfect cover to get close and take them down…After years of witnessing the destructive nature of war, Sandesh Ross leaves the Special Forces and puts his heart and soul into founding a humanitarian group. Saving the world isn’t cheap, and when Justice walks through his door, claiming to be a PR agent who can help with donors, he thinks his prayers are answered. They’re both too busy saving the world to get involved with each other. But they might not be able to help themselves.


    Bio on the Author

    Armed with a razor-sharp wit and a rolled-up MFA in Creative Writing, Diana Muñoz Stewart cartwheel-kicked her way into publishing with her fiery Black Ops Confidential series. Washington Independent Review of Books called the series’ award-winning debut, “original, impressive” a “rollicking good ride” and “high-octane.” Of her writing Publishers Weekly said, “Stewart plays adeptly with the reader’s emotions” and noted that in her series, “Stewart’s talent shines.” Learn more or connect with Diana at: www.dianamunozstewart.com.


    Diana Muñoz Stewart


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