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HAPPY HOLIDAY'S TO ALL MY FRIENDS

I'D LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I PRAY YOUR DAY WILL BE A BLESSING TO ALL THOSE AROUND YOU. MAY YOU GIFT TO THOSE THAT ARE HOMELESS WITH PRAYER AND COMPASSION. PRAY FOR THOSE THAT ARE FIGHTING IN OTHER COUNTRIES TO KEEP US SAFE. PRAY FOR PEACE. PRAY THAT 2013 WILL BE THE YEAR YOU SUCCEED IN YOUR WRITING, PUBLISHING, GOALS, LIFE AND LOVE. MAY YOU TRULY BE THANKFUL FOR THE GIFTS YOU'VE BEEN GIVEN: FAMILY, FRIENDS, HOME, FOOD, TRANSPORTATION, CLOTHES, WARMTH AND LOVE. REMEMBER, WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE THAT. PRAY FOR THOSE THAT GO WITHOUT EACH DAY, HUNGRY, COLD AND WITHOUT LOVE.

GOD BE WITH ALL THIS MONTH AND INTO THE NEW YEAR.

LINDA BARNETT-JOHNSON, Editor, writing friend, and people lover.

Ever Wonder What's it Like Being Married to Mr. America? She tells all...

I recently read an amazing and inspirational true story by Lindy Tefft, MS. I think you're going to love it! It's all about how Lindy was raised by controlling parents that demanded perfection, so Lindy thought that she was getting “Mr. Perfect” when she married body building superstar, Greg Tefft. She soon found herself immersed in a crazy world of duplicity, all-consuming competitiveness, violence, greed, and deception. With a life that was a roller-coaster of physical abuse and financial ruin, she crawled through a tunnel of terror that she thought would never end. Forced to reach into the depths of her soul, she finally broke free. Her insightful guidance will inspire others to find hope where there seems to be none. She offers an insightful hand-up to others facing abuse and despair.

Don’t miss this riveting, inspirational true story of personal redemption beyond trauma.

"This is an extraordinary story of personal courage and ultimate triumph over some of humanity…

MY NIGHTLIFE IS 24/7 by FIONA PAGE

Here's a book you've got to read. Read the synopsis

From the Author
This book germinated as a result of the many times people have asked me how I lost my sight. What can I say? People are curious. Whether I was speaking to a group of adults or telling stories to children, there was bound to be one person in the crowd bold enough to ask.

The first few years I could not answer them. I was still grieving and much too close to the events to stand on stage before hundreds of people and bare my soul. Time heals. My journey from sighted to blind has taught me many things about embracing change, even when it isn't the change you want.

Helen Keller made the point that the only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. This book is as much about living the blind life as about changing one's perspective. It is about looking at what you have and figuring out what you can do with it.

Some people live in denial, which can be comfortable. For many years I lived in …

CHRISTMAS GIFT "THE DOG MEN"

DO YOUR YA AND ADULTS A FAVOR AND BUY "THE DOG MEN" FOR CHRISTMAS. IT MAKES A GOOD STOCKING STUFFER TOO. YOU CAN PURCHASE IT THROUGH PATRICIA CRANDALL OR AMAZON.

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Ten-year-old Wyatt and eleven-year-old Hannah uncover the dark world of illegal dog fights when they trespass at a Vermont farm and peep through a barn window. And when crochety old lester Cranshaw's dog, Paddy, turns up missing, there is no holding him back from investigating the situation and the kids join in. In the dead of night after the trio are captured and held hostage at the Inglis farm, Wyatt will need all of his wits and courage to escape, in order to save the lives of his Friends.

THE DOG MEN draws the reader into a tempest of animal abuse, lawlessness, and kidnapping within the confines of small-town happenings. A Chilling plot and a peerless relationship between kids, adults and pets.

HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS FULL OF FUN READING.

HOT CHOCOLATE by Dawn Greenfield Ireland

Hi,

I recently read a great book I just had to share with you. If you like Grandma Mazur in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, you'll love Hot Chocolate. The characters are all quirky and funny, and, when you aren't laughing out loud, you'll be smiling! It’s a hilarious cozy mystery novel set in the very wealthy Houston suburb of River Oaks. Filled with quirky, eccentric characters involved in murder and chocolate, this book is like watching a Woody Allen movie - even the minor characters are quirky and wonderful.

Here’s the plot: The middle-aged Alcott sisters, heiresses to the Alcott chocolate fortune--Madge, Lila Mae and Dorothea--are fit to be tied. In the midst of busy lives, they must deal with their ninety-two year old father, Bernie, who has become quite the handful. His nurse Bambi, is another kind of handful, but when they decide they must move Bernie to an assisted living facility, the generous severance package they offer to Bambi is not enough t…

Blissful Lies by Jennifer Brown-Thomas

BLISSFUL LIES

Bestselling novel
film produced by the author was chosen for distribution at the
Cannes Film Festival 2012!

Things are often not what they seem in the decadent lifestyles of the rich and famous. Life can be messy and at times people do what feels wrong, because in the end it may turn out to be the best decision ever made. A close bond between 5 lifelong friends, now of college age, find the limits of their relationships are tested when multiple secrets and lies begin to surface, which ultimately leave them wondering if it is all too much to move forward as the family they once were. Forbidden love, drug dealing, date rape, betrayal, cheating, and more begin to unravel the strong ties between friends. Can they overcome secrets which warrant a very difficult life altering response?


To see more: BLISSFUL LIES

The New Book Review

THE NEW BOOK REVIEW by Carolyn Howard-Johnson - embodies the new idea that a book should not be judged by its cover or its press. If a reviewer thinks a book is great, The New Book Review lets readers know about it. Please submit your own favorite review. It makes no difference whether you're an author, reviewer or reader, I want to post your favorite reviews. See guidelines. And please note: It was named to Online Unversties' 101 Best Blogs for Readers.

The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. It is a free service offered to those who want to encourage the reading of books they love. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, revi…

CONTEST WIN $50.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD

Contest:

Win a gift certificate of $50.00 to Amazon.com. Read Seasons of the Vineyard by Catherine MacDonald. Francesca Bernard is trying to create a new wine, one that will take the wine world by storm and she needs your help. Do you know your wines? Choose your favorite flavors and ingredients and a wine name, and you could be the winner of this romance book. Send to: cathiemacdonald85@gmail.com The deadline is August 31, 2012. The one that Catherine MacDonald, author, and Linda Barnett-Johnson, editor, like the best, will win the $50.00 Amazon gift certificate. Winner will be contacted September 6, 2012, and posted to her website and blog. http://supernovel.com/ http://supernovel.com/blog/ )

A Question of Proof by Joseph Amiel

Hi,

If you love a great murder mystery, Joseph Amiel’s A Question of Proof is for you! Rife with characters of every ilk, the tumultuous novel takes you on a ride to remember. I haven’t found a book that so thoroughly fools the reader in years. I thought I had this figured four different times and each time another suspect caught my attention and threw me for a loop. I never guessed the ending – terrific read!

From international best-selling author of Birthright, Deeds, and Star Time, Joseph Amiel, comes his most compelling work yet. A Question of Proof is a spell-binding and profoundly moving courtroom drama in which a lawyer struggles to defend the woman he loves against the accusation that she murdered her husband. Tough and street-smart, a principled rebel against an establishment he has always scorned, Dan Lazar has risen from the working class to become one of Philadelphia's top criminal defenders. But now divorced and badly missing his young son, disillusioned by years …

Interview with Author Catherine MacDonald

INTERVIEW WITH CATHERINE MACDONALD 6/2012

SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD

1) Please tell us about what you like to write? List your websites, what you do and anything else you'd like our readers and writers to know about you. (Please list your accomplishments too).

I like to write stories about women who overcome odds, who look struggles squarely in the face and go forward. My own website is www.supernovel.com and my daily blog is www.supernovel.com/blog where I illustrate my struggles with following the seven steps of The Way, which was a number one best seller on Amazon in July 2010. A former teacher for twenty-five years, I have taught everything from first grade to English 102 in college. I created the first novel writing course at Truckee Meadows Community College and taught the Artist Way. I was the former vice-president of the Romance Writers of Nevada, before we disbanded. I have a Masters Degree in Education, which has come in handy, as I own, operate, and manage (along with my h…

Living Consciously In An Ego Driven Society by Karen Monteverdi

I just found a book that aligns with my thinking and I wanted to share it with you. There are a few of books out there that talk about this subject, but none so easy to understand, and simple to use. In writing Living Consciously In An Ego Driven Society, Karen Monteverdi, is offering a shortcut, a possibility… you won’t have to wait years to “get it”!

WHAT IS "IT"?
A life that you LOVE living.
A life that you can’t wait to get into each day.
A life that calls forth YOUR unique expression.

We dare to say "Healing by the medical community and alternative health practitioners, are missing bits and pieces." The effectiveness of the conventional health community has always been trial and error.

Karen Monteverdi sets the stage for a new way to look at health, a new way to express ourselves. We call the complex system the Total Holistic Integrated System, and we see it as a expression of how you experience life. You can change your mind, heart, spiritual awareness, be…
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Stop Bullies - teach your kids about bullying while they are young!

Hi,

I had to share this important book with you – hopefully it will save some of your children the pain of bullying or being bullied.

One day after major surgery, my friend Nadia Sahari was looking out her window and began to think of what to do during her six month recovery. There it was right in front of her face! She saw him - THE BULLY CAT. The title came instantly and the story began.

Star was a bully cat and he was mean to all the other cats in her yard. She pulled out the laptop and wrote the story as she lived it and as she saw it for the next six months. All the cats were her inspiration as well as the news on TV and in papers. She could not stand the idea of another child being bullied and then possibly committing suicide. Her heart broke each time and each time it caused a setback for her. She thought of the children and the animals that are so innocent and have no control over what happens to them. Something had to be done!

I knew her children’s book, THE BULLY CAT woul…

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR CAROL SMALLWOOD

1) Please tell us about your and your book. What is the genre? What’s the book about? (If you have any websites of other links, please post them.)

Women Writing on Family:Teaching and Publishing
Editors: Carol Smallwood & Suzann Holland
Foreword: Supriya Bhatnagar, The Writer's Chronicle editor
Publisher: The Key Publishing House Inc. ISBN: 978-1-926780-13-9
http://www.amazon.com/Women-Writing-Family-Teaching-Publishing/dp/19 26780132/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321978679&sr=1
Release: February, 2012; Price: $27.99
Dimension: 6x9, 343 pp.

Book Review, http://servinghousejournal.com/FraserReviewsWomen.aspx

Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing provides guidance and insight for women who write about family. Award winning women writers from all walks of life share their experiences in planning, composing, editing, publishing, teaching, and promoting work in a variety of writing genres. Readers will learn to tackle sensitive family issu…

Ann McCauley Interview, by Carol Smallwood

1. How did Runaway Grandma gain the seal of: Top 100 Book Club Choices?

It happened about 8 months after the book’s release and on its own momentum because several book clubs around the country were reading it at the same time. These book clubs used Bookmovement.com to record and rate the books they were reading. Of course, I’d done a considerable amount of marketing.

2. How is one nominated for the Foreword Book of the Year Award?

I placed an ad for Runaway Grandma in ForeWord, a literary magazine, they read the book and nominated it for Book of the Year in Women’s Issues, since it deals with elder financial abuse. Another very nice surprise!

3. When did you begin writing for publication?

I had done some freelance work for the local newspapers and a few church and nursing journals while still working as an RN. I stopped working full time in 2002. I’d been trying to write my first novel, Mother Love, for five years, in my spare time and had only completed 40 pages! It took me nin…

Photo Adventures in Cuba ~ Unlock Your Power of Positivity

Photo Adventures in Cuba - Unlock Your Power of Positivity

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Judy wrote this book as a tribute to her mother who inspired her to travel to Cuba. Now you who love adventure can savor it, too. And you who seek joy and confidence can discover your strengths. And you coaches and consultants can soak up the latest strengths spotting strategies.

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See and feel how life sparkles for the Cubans who embrace positivity life enhancers: Joy, Gratitude, Serenity, Interes…

Seasons of the Vineyard by Catherine MacDonald

Francesca Bernard ran away from her family vineyard because she was determined to live a different life--one without the grapes and her secrets. But when Enrico, the foreman, calls her home because her father's dementia is making it impossible for him to manage the vineyard, she and her son return and discover the vineyard and her father in dire need. She assumes her father's role and deals with the complexities of running the vineyard, his aging, and Enrico's advances. The grapes are struggling. Money is tight. Her father is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Her teenaged son experiments with drugs, and Enrico is still in love with her. Through sweat and hard work, Francesca rediscovers that the rhythms of the vineyard are deeply restorative. She becomes certain of one thing: she wants to resurrect the vineyard and prove everyone wrong. She is willing to do just about anything to prove she can be a world-class vintner--even if that means sleeping with the competition. Her re…

Interview With Author Aline Soules

May 23, 2012



1) Please tell us about you and your book. What is the genre? What's the book about? (If you have any websites or other links, please post them).


My book is a collection of prose poems and flash fiction pieces that both stand alone and work together to create a universal woman. Each piece begins with "A woman" and a verb and continues from there. My goal was to emphasize the complexity of a woman and communicate that to my readers. The pieces express a range of emotions, stretch from the elements of daily life to the fantastical, and connect a woman to the world. I begin with a piece that breaks everything apart, after which, each piece examines one aspect of the prism that I split. One of the best compliments I received about my book was from a male writer, Al Garrotto, who provided a blurb for my book, but later wrote an unsolicited review on his blog. He wrote: "Every man who cares about a woman at any level of relationship will come away enr…

What do Age, Experience and Wisdom have in common?

LESSONS TO LIVE BY...OUR JOURNEY IN LIFE
This book launch starts March 14th. Please tell your friends.


Do you appreciate wisdom and experience?

Do you wish your kids were exposed to strong, positive values?

Do you long for simpler times?

Then this book is for you!
In his memoir, Doyle Barnes shares the most important lessons of his long life in a wonderfully positive allegorical way. Filled with powerful personal tales, his book Our Journey in Life, is great reading for anyone 8 to 80 years old. After regaling his children and grandchildren with his amazing stories for years, he was urged to take his message to the world. Now it's here and it's just right for bedtime reading, sharing with the family and bestowing upon our kids, this book puts a lifetime of success into a little book you’ll cherish. http://bit.ly/OurJIL

Barnes offers advice on:
how to get what you want through persistence
how to make a plan for life
how to maximize your abilities
how to reach top authorities to achie…

The Dog Men by Patricia Crandall

The Dog Men by Patricia Crandall

Ten-year-old Wyatt and eleven-year-old Hannah uncover the dark world of illegal dog fights when they trespass at a Vermont farm and peep through a barn window. And when crotchety old Lester Cranshaw’s dog, Paddy, turns up missing, there is no holding him back from investigating the situation and the kids join in. In the dead of night, after the trio are captured and held hostage at the Inglis farm, Wyatt will need all of his wits and courage to escape in order to save the lives of his friends. The Dog Men draws the reader into a tempest of animal abuse, lawlessness, and kidnapping within the confines of small-town happenings. A chilling plot and a peerless relationship between kids, adults and pets.

This is the third published book by Patricia Crandall. She has two books in print: Melrose, Then and Now, a historical volume, and I Passed This Way, a poetry book. She is currently working on an adventure/thriller novel and a book of bottle mining adventures…
On Valentine's Day, get your writer a course in writing at www.lsswritingschool.com It's a perfect and long lasting gift they'll love.

The Plus Size Woman's Guide to Nurturing Confidence and Self Esteem

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This book will help heal your negative attitudes about body size and self-worth and provide new insights to raise your self-esteem and confidence. Women of ANY size will find comfort and inspiration in the cheerful and loving words of this motivational book based on the authors personal experience and deep emotional and spiritual wisdom about really seeing our own beauty and power and worth, regardless of body shape or size or weight.From the Author In the author's own words: "In my family, being fat was considered a sin. Well, to be honest, being overweight was a sin and fat--well THAT was just completely unacceptable! From a very early age, I got the message that something was wrong with my size and that it was all my fault. I learned very early in life that my body was something to be ashamed of, and I unconsciously adopted the belief tha…

MOVE INTO THE MAGIC!

Move into the Magic!
A Guide to Discovering Your Life's MissionAmazon 
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