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A canine love story

Read more. "Rio - A Love Story is a beautifully written love story indeed, a love story of a mother and her children and the special love story many of us have experienced with a beloved pet. Poignant and compelling, Joni takes the reader on a powerful journey from tragedy to triumph. The book is a testament to both the strength and resilience of the human spirit and how the unselfish love between a dog and a trainer can heal both. Highly recommended."
-- Bradley Rand Smith, Internationally Award-Winning Playwright, Screenwriter, Theater Producer and Director  Most of us will experience various forms of heartbreak, loss, and tragedy at some point in our lives. Joan did, experiencing the loss of some of her closest family members and beloved pets, all within a very short time. She lost her best friends and main support system overnight. It was as if a sink hole opened and swallowed her, and she was lost in darkness and depression every day. She was still alive, but she needed a…

The future of Africa depends on this

Read more. "Mr. Ayuk's book shows how the oil and gas industry can unleash economic development and prosperity across the continent." - Sec. Gen. Barkindo  Although Africa has been an oil-market force for decades, it has lagged on natural-gas development, Ayuk points out. This needs to change, he says. While more gas exports would boost the continent's economy, the main reason he wants to see a gas-development boomis that gas would ease the continent's power shortages until renewables inevitably take over. 
     The power shortages that gas could help fix have been battering Africa's economy for decades, Ayuk laments. The main reason is that governments own most countries' utility assets, he contends. Governments that have separated power creation and distribution, and privatized it, are reducing their electricity deficits, he says. If adopted continent-wide, unbundling could go a long way toward  solving the power crunch, he asserts.   
     Ayuk is con…

Avoiding Agent Scams, New and Old

By Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers
I recently heard about a new kink in the old agent-for-upfront-fee scam. I thought it authors were getting wise but this scam and similar ones are getting worse if only because of the new twists on old cons.
One of my longtime friends on Facebook told me that just as she had been waiting for the “right time to terminate” her relationship with her agent, she received a mass e-mail informing her of the agent’s new fee-for-service plan. My friend then canceled her contract (the terms of the contract had already expired) and asked that the mention of her books be removed from this former agent’s website. The agent refused her request (and other authors' requests) citing that she was the “agent of record” for those books.
My friend says, “I feel bad for new writers who fall for this trap of paying her upfront fees.” This agent also added another wrinkle to her fee collecting program—…

The Powers of Essential Oils by Cal Orey

New  Book on the Amazing Powers of  Essential Oils
From the author of the hugely successful Healing Powers series (Honey, Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Superfoods) comes THEHEALING POWERS OF ESSENTIAL OILSA Complete Guide to Nature’s Magical Medicine. (Released December 2019). 
Follow your nose to nature's pharmacy: the garden, where the essence of flowers, fruit, and trees provide some of our most powerful--and pleasurable--sources of health and healing...
Essential oils--including peppermint, eucalyptus, rose, and tea tree--are nature's ancient medicine, abundant with therapeutic effects. The latest scientific research shows that many popular essential oils and aromatherapy can boost your health and well-being, adding years to your life! This fascinating guide gives you the down-to-earth scoop on the top twenty oils. Learn how nature's bouquet can help you: lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, and depression. 
Enjoy over 50 recipes for delicious dishes fro…

You'll treasure this

Read more. This is the ultimate gardening guide - a beautiful coffee table book you'll treasure, but it's a step-by-step workbook to help you create a Garden Sanctuary! A great gift book, too! Do you feel like you are on a gerbil wheel, and just can't get off? Does it feel like life keeps coming at you,leaving no place for you?

Do you crave the comfort of a garden? Do you wish you could walk out your door and be surrounded by the restorative powers of Nature? Do you crave a place to connect with something greater than yourself?

Maybe you have a backyard and want a garden to relax in, but you don't know how to create it.

Garden Sanctuary will guide you in how to envision and create your own connection to Nature. Follow award winning garden designer, John Beaudry's process to discover:

·       Your own sense of design--you really do have one!
·       How the principals of Arts and Crafts style transform space
·       The language of design
·       Howto measure, d…

FBI's Most Wanted Woman

Read more. Aafia Unheard is a non-fiction book covering the life story of a brilliant minded young Pakistani woman, an MIT graduate and a mother, who found herself being the focus of a case which continues to serve as an example for the war on terror in response to 9/11.  Terrorist!  Lady Al-Qaeda!  The Gray Lady of Bagram!  FBI's Most Wanted!  Prisoner 650!...Innocent!

These and more labels have been used to describe Dr. Aafia Siddiqui; a brilliant minded young Pakistani woman, an MIT graduate, and a mother, who found herself being the focus of a case which continues to serve as an example for the War on Terror in response to 9/11.

From Dr. Aafia's humble beginnings to her disappearance in 2003 surviving secret prisons, convicted of attempted murder of American officials, to her sentencing of 86 years, and more, there are numerous questions waiting to be answered.

Covering the (08 CR 826) United States of America v Aafia Siddiqui case and the (14 CV 3437) Aafia Siddiqui v United…

Bridging Science and Spirit

Read more. "Bridging Science with Spirit is a revolutionary view which bridges a particle to every other 'God particle,' from the inside out and from macro to macro. Can atoms of information, in form, inform each other? Is this subtle exchange of 'bits' of light revealing the heart of our connected universe? Explore. Dare to rethink what you've thought." -- KAREN ELKINS, Author, Inside OUT and editor and researcher of Science to Sage magazine Fascinated by the mysterious power of human intention? Discover its real-world applications by exploring the breakthrough research of psychoenergetic science. Does the physics of consciousness have you scratching your head? Want to know how being intentional can improve your life? Ever wonder where science and spirituality intersect? As a protégé of Dr. William A. Tiller, Dr. Nisha Manek is well-versed in the trailblazing scientist's cutting-edge research and theories. A former esteemed member of Mayo Clinic's …

Better than 50 Shades

Read more. A romance novel but so much more...Politics, betrayal, domestic violence and yes, passion! Memoirs Of The Senator's Wife is the saga of a tempestuous forbidden love affair between a beautiful politician's wife, Estella Myrtle- Cyrus, and a sensuous Secret Service agent, Michael Hagar. Set during the '50s to the present-day; their romance spans decades of the most turbulent times in America.  

Xavier Cyrus meets and marries the impoverished Estella in college during a tumultuous courtship. Being a member of a wealthy prominent political family, Xavier runs for Congress and easily wins. Thrusting his new family into the exciting DC social scene and an Ancient Secret Society. However, Xavier's abuse and indiscretions with celebrities quickly destroy their marriage. Due to the responsibilities of motherhood and duty Estella remains in her unhappy marriage but finds love with her kind and gentle protector, Michael. Will Estella abandon her responsibilities to liv…