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List Price: 19.99
Category: Health, Self-Help & Spirituality
Available: November 2018
Metamorphosis is a poetic description of my journey to wellness. My degree of healing has increased threefold, but growth continues for a lifetime. I never imagined I would ever feel the peace I now enjoy. The reason for this transformation is because I lived the twelve steps and applied them. I have tried to carry my message to others who still suffer. If my book helps you, pay it forward.
Cherry Ann Lodato was born in Lincoln, Illinois, in 1955, and graduated from New Holland Middletown High School in 1974. She earned an associate degree in Graphic Arts from Pensacola Junior College in Florida, and worked a few years in that field. But she wanted to be a teacher and loved interacting with special needs children, so she began working with physically and mentally challenged children and adults in group homes. In 1989, Cherry Ann became a nanny in New Jersey, where she met and married her husband, John. After moving to Indiana, Cherry Ann was employed in group homes and trained to be a nursing assistant. She received her nursing license in 2003 and currently works with children in home care.
Metamorphosis is her debut book.
List Price: 19.95
Available: November 2018
Bubbling up inside of us are ideas, ideas like sparks which ignite our imagination. However, if we didn’t have the time or will to want them, we might not ever know they were there.
Unlike other books, this one is not just an assortment of writings. It is a collection of ideas contained within a larger one. Simply put, MindSpring can be defined as a wealth of creativity stored within each of us that may never be discovered.
So here I present to you my MindSpring – born from the unknown, developed in solitude, and having finally come to fruition. It may inspire you to find your own, while offering a way to awaken your imagination, taking you back to when your thoughts weren’t overrun by daily routines and an ever-growing amount of responsibility.
Even though many enjoy reading for the simple pleasure, others do so with the desire to be intrigued or even challenged. The intent here is to appease the likes of both. Either way, are you ready to have your thoughts provoked?
Searching for God, the Precious Treasure, in My Daily Life
List Price: 11.95
Available: November 2018
In an increasingly tumultuous world, knowing God is by your side can make an enormous difference, bringing strength, comfort, and peace. In Searching for God, the Precious Treasure, in My Daily Life, Rev. Peter G. Vu helps you see God’s presence in everyday events and find the encouragement necessary to thrive in times of challenge. Through prayer, acts of charity, and interactions with others, you will see that God is before you, behind you, and all around you, a benevolent guiding force to help you walk the path of the righteous.
My name is Rev. Peter G. Vu, a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for twenty years. I was born in Saigon City (currently Ho Chi Minh City), Viet Nam. I was a young boy when the Viet Nam War ended. I witnessed the war and the end of it with great horror and deep appreciation for peace. I had to grow up with the communist government system and endure lots of hardship with them for over a decade. What helped me and many of my countrymen tremendously during those dark days were our faith and prayers. Hence, my love for prayers and meditations was able to blossom. Also, I was able to learn and exchange new ideas of prayers and meditations with many of my Buddhist friends. We got along quite well in spite of our different faith traditions.
“A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit the American Red Cross and the Catholic Relief Services, in addition to other charities”.
The Path of Least Resistance: True North
List Price: 10.99
Available: February 2008
Time Travel Just Sucks: A Kid in the ʻ70s is a journey back into time that will show the effect of a dysfunctional family situation on a young, open-hearted child. Lurking in the balance, however, is a creativity and an uncanny sense of humor that enables a little boy to live in a world that he couldnʼt bear to look at. In and out of trouble with the law, walking the line between delinquent and mischief, it appears that this young man may be losing the battle. Amazing things happen while at the bottom, however, and a seven-teen year old boy takes a leap a faith that has remained true for over thirty years. The message contained within is an old cliché, “Ainʼt nothinʼ over ʻtil itʼs over.” What seems to be failing today could be a work in progress for tomorrow, while what is already soaring may be destined for a crash. Brought to the surface in these memoirs is the pain that drives us, the means that we use to distract ourselves from that pain, and the understanding and forgiveness that is only obtained with a very precious resource, time. Come take a flight back into time with author James Heffernan, you might see the difference between True North and variance
James’s path to writing this book has taken a long, twisted, and painful road, which finally handed him the direction needed to complete what he considers a prophetic vision. He is quick to point out that it wasn’t his vision, but the vision of a prophetic minister who picked James out of a crowd to come front and center to speak with him. The future-seeing guide explained to James that the Lord knew he had been through the fire and had emerged on the other side. The prophet then went on to list many things about James’s life that, quite frankly, James couldn’t relate to. Believing it was all just a show or misunderstanding, James all but forgot about this meeting. Four weeks later, however, James’s life took a detour that would illuminate every word that had been spoken to him on that night.
James is known by his friends as laid-back yet quick-witted when challenged. He has been employed in the airline industry since 1978 and loves the world of aviation. “It’s not just the airplanes I love, it’s the people that get them into the air that make this occupation what it is. Rumors fly fast, and we never let the truth stand in the way of a good story,” he jokingly adds.
As a single father, James is not your typical middle-aged man. He often views himself as a dysfunctional Tom Corbitt from the 1969-1972 ABC TV show, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” but he quickly points out that being a father is the only thing in his life he has ever been naturally good at.
In short, James is a product of the path of least resistance.
Turkey Tails and Tales From Across the USA: Volume 2
List Price: 25.00
Available: September 2018
This is the second book in a series of turkey hunting recollections written by Tom “Doc” Weddle. It details not only the excitement and thrills generated during his annual 12-week trek across America chasing after this greatest of gamebirds, but also many of the trials and tribulations suffered along the way. The author’s first volume took his readers along for the ride as he learned the turkey hunting game from 1983-1993, and this one covers the years 1994-2000. Alternating chapters expound upon themes which he just feels like talking about. Weddle is one of the country’s most traveled turkey hunters, so his stories and opinions will undoubtedly be of interest to anyone sharing in his springtime passions. Although the book wasn’t designed as an instruction manual, there’s a wealth of knowledge contained within its storytelling pages. Furthermore, the author’s conversational style of writing makes for easy, enjoyable reading.
Tom “Doc” Weddle is a carpenter from Bloomington, Indiana. Some 35 years ago he was lured into the sport of turkey hunting by a friend’s mesmerizing tales that made goose bumps run down his spine and the hair on the back of his neck stand at attention. As exciting as those stories were, nothing prepared him for what happened when he first heard a wild turkey’s gobble, and from that moment onward, this man became a turkey hunter above anything and everything else in life.Still to this day, nothing thrills him more than standing on a hardwood ridge at the crack of dawn, listening to those same melodious notes as the King of Spring rattles the woods apart with reverberating gobbles. That’s when the stars all align for this “Turkey Man,” and that’s when he most feels alive!
Fit Happens! Simple Steps for a Healthier, More Productive Life!
List Price: 12.95
Whether it’s rafting Class V rapids in Costa Rica, running the Boston Marathon, or reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Todd Whitthorne decided early on that life is much more enjoyable as a participant rather than a spectator. While not everyone has the desire to push the envelope, Todd believes we all have much more potential than we give ourselves credit for. Fit Happens! is intended for those that want to maximize their potential, find joy, and live the life they envision.
Whether it’s a desire to look and feel better, have more energy, increase confidence, reduce pain or become a better parent, partner or leader, Fit Happens!, delivers thought-provoking content with concise, actionable recommendations to help you navigate the speedbumps of today’s incredibly challenging environment. Delivered in short, fast-moving fashion you’ll gain outstanding insight regarding physical activity, nutrition, weight loss, supplements, motivation, and how to build permanent habits that will dramatically increase your quality of life.
Todd Whitthorne is gifted communicator and is equally comfortable in front of a camera, behind a keyboard, or on stage before hundreds or thousands. The Emmy Award winning broadcaster routinely speaks to audiences from Portland to Miami and Barcelona to The Bahamas. As the president of Dallas-based ACAP Health, Todd leads a talented, laser-focused team that helps hundreds of companies, hospitals, universities, cities, counties, and states measurably improve the health of their workforce. Whitthorne holds a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology from UCLA and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Whitthorne is a nationally recognized health and wellness authority and is frequently invited to present on topics including healthy aging, fitness, and corporate wellness. His highly sought-after presentations include, “Healthy Living: The Links to Personal and Professional Success”; “Who Says Wellness Doesn’t Work?”; “The ABCs of Nutritional Supplements”; “Fitness for Life”; “Building a Better Brain”; “How to Build Healthy Habits”; and “Corporate Wellness: Go Big or Go Home!” Prior to joining ACAP Health, Whitthorne spent 14 years as president and CEO of Cooper Concepts, Inc., a division of the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, where he assisted organizations in developing strategies to increase employee health and productivity and decrease healthcare related costs. In addition, Whitthorne directed the in-residence, behavior modification program and the organization’s nutritional supplement line.
Whitthorne is a talented broadcaster who, for eight years, was the executive producer and host of Healthy Living with Dr. Ken Cooper, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program heard in 42 cities across the United States. He’s won multiple broadcasting awards including an Emmy and a Katie while working at the ABC affiliate in Dallas. Since 2005, Todd has also served as the television host of The Dallas Marathon. On a personal level, Todd enjoys most outdoor activities having completed multiple marathons, half-marathons, and sprint triathlons. He’s run the Boston Marathon, rafted Class V rapids in Costa Rica, and in 2013 reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with his son and nephew. Todd serves as a volunteer board member for several non-profit organizations including Treasure Street (Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children) and The Dallas Marathon.
Todd lives in the Dallas suburb of Coppell, Texas with his wife, Kathy. They have two grown children, Lauren and Andrew; and two terrific grandsons, Henry and Hudson.
The Devil’s Dance Continues
List Price: 16.95
Available: August 2018
The DEVIL’S DANCE…Continues Andre Rouloff returns, and he is working undercover for the USA three-letter organizations, in an effort to bring down the Colombian cartels, and at the same time, trying to locate Marissa and her parents, who have been abducted and missing for two years, as a direct result of the cartel’s attack on the Marconi organization.
Will Rouloff manage to stay alive through this jungle of sex, drugs, misfits and murder? Will his new main man, Alex Martino, a dangerously handsome, and alluring assassin, become a driving force in their efforts to bring down this Colombian cartel, and uncover the Harrington abductors? Or will Andre Rouloff fall victim to betrayal, by one of the organizations he works with, and fail in his quest to find the Harringtons, and the woman that he loves, more than life itself? Find out, as THE DEVIL’S DANCE…Continues.
Patti Ann Bengen continues her journey empowering women through her writing and the fitness programs she teaches, both The Nia Technique and ZUMBA. With a recent move from Long Island, Ms. Bengen has settled in central Florida, where she resides with her basset hound, MollyMae, and actively teaches Nia.
Besides using her pen to influence the lives of others, Ms. Bengen is recognized as an entrepreneur, and creator of TICKLESS* Products, and as a philanthropist, and has appeared on radio across the USA, as a frequent guest on tv. She has hosted her own cable tv fitness show while living in Long Island, New York. Ms. Bengen shares a diverse background with experiences in the music, medical, fitness, beverage and travel industries. Ms. Bengen has received recognition for four popular and critically acclaimed romantic thrillers: New Beginnings, the Devil’s Dance, Danger in the Tulip Fields, and SEX trafficking.
Deadline: The Ivy League Murders
List Price: 9.95
Available: September 2018
Wealthy financiers from the Ivy League are dying mysteriously in the San Gabriel Valley. Dashiell Hall is a crime writer for the Los Angeles Times who is in a countdown to solve the crime and save his job as family history follows him from New York.
Paul Sosa graduated from UCLA in 1976 with a degree in political science. He spent most of his career at AT&T where he worked as a TCP/IP sales engineer. He retired after thirty-two years in December 2013.
Mr. Sosa has lived with his wife Cecilia in San Marino, California for twenty-eight years. Together they enjoy foreign travel, fine dining and spending time with their Maine Coon cat, Harlech.
Deadline is Mr. Sosa’s first novel. He is at work on a second novel set in Santa Monica, California.
List Price: 21.95
Available: August 2018
This thought-provoking novel, involving a prominent family aboard the most famous passenger liner in history, has a unique story line of intense drama. Detailing atrocious horrors that demand rescue, the story is told exclusively in first person directly involving the main female character, Sofia Anne Rothman. She is a very wealthy socialite who appears to have everything a woman could possibly desire. True reality reflects a young soul gruesomely victimized since the tender age of five. Her family demands complete loyalty from their youngest member, insisting she obey unquestionably her elder demented brother. Her new journey begins by sailing back home on the maiden voyage of Titanic. Her soul already bares a lifetime of endless unimaginable abuse that she tries in such desperation to suppress deep in her consciousness. Never has a tale entangled such complexities in such a raw realistic manner.
Cynthia Joy’s writing ambitions began one day completely unplanned and certainly unexpected. The literary journey ignited from a harsh personal discovery when her late husband started suffering from a very rare fatal blood disease. As her daily life became more difficult to bear, she surprisingly discovered a new endeavor that evolved into a very productive therapeutic personal escape. Cynthia bravely decided to further engage into writing an entire series of manuscripts, each individual novel involving specific horrific abuse. Courageously, she tried to exonerate these evils throughout each story line; filling her writing with enormous sympathy and bold awareness, earnestly attempting astute solutions. Cynthia’s determination stayed solvent throughout her narratives concisely engrossing her own personal life experiences. She writes uniquely in first person, continuously transforming herself directly into the main female character. Her precise literary ambition is to evolve into a righteous humanitarian author.
An Adventure Awaits
List Price: 8.00
Category: Children’s Books
Available: April 2018
An Adventure Awaits is a sequel to Farmer Beau’s Farm. What more could there be besides the adventures of Kailey Kitten, Sammy Bunny, and Malissa Giraffe. Adventure awaits when Kailey, Sammy, and Malissa decide to make a midnight stroll on the farm. Will they meet new characters to bring back to the menagerie? Dive into this adventure with these characters and see what awaits.
KATHLEEN GEIGER, AUTHOR Kathleen Geiger grew up on a farm in rural Alexis, Illinois. She is a graduate of Western Illinois University and received her Masters in Education from Olivet Nazarene University. She moved to the Streator area for her fi rst teaching job. She met her husband, Frank (Beau), and made her home on the family farm just outside of Grand Ridge where she continues to live. She taught third grade at Grand Ridge School retiring in 2013. She has authored Farmer Beau’s Farm and has decided to continue this adventure. She enjoys babysitting her grandchildren, baking, sewing and working in her yard. She hopes to teach life lessons and to inspire children to go for their dream.
ADAM MUSK, ILLUSTRATOR Adam Musk, illustrator, lives in Danville, Illinois with his wife Amie, two beautiful daughters, Harper and Lennox and two Corgis.Adam is a 2001 graduate of Hoopeston Area High School and a 2006 Graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art. He has continued his passion for Art in his wood shop building custom signs, scroll saw works and furniture. When he is not woodworking, he is working on his Digital art designs which includes custom business logos, cartooning, custom superhero art and now, illustrating children’s books. The illustrations in this book were drawn with a digital painting application using layering techniques and large color palettes.
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