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Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues

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Raman and Sunny – Fiza Pathan’s Latest Title
Middle School is the worst period in a child’s life. He or she has to undergo bullying, and an often painful transition from childhood to young adulthood. It is also a period most neglected at home and in school, for the child grows rebellious as he feels he is misunderstood and unjustly dealt with. Parents feel helpless to interfere. Imagine what then can be the plight of twins?

Set in teeming, exotic Mumbai, India, this is the story about Raman and Sunny who are twins. Their childhood period was full of companionship and love and healthy competition. But with their graduation to middle school their travails began. Raman and Sunny felt suffocated on being compared with each other. Each wanted to choose his own path, be it academics or sports. They drifted apart and the bullying began. Where before their togetherness was their strength, their separation resulted in being isolated and bullied, especially the mild Raman. Resentment between the twins creeps in and the crevice in their relationship widens. The mild Raman allows resentment to feed him and he becomes irritable and destructive. This leads to him being thrust before the school counsellor, Mrs. Bulwa, who decides that the best way to deal with waywardness in children, is to deprive them of their comfort zone.

Raman’s only solace is his friend Imran. Imran is the son of a Doctor. He is weak in studies but has a literary bent of mind. He shares his passion with Raman. But as things turn out, even here Raman misreads the situation and resorts to a deed which lowers him in the estimation of his father.

Sunil: He is a reformer teacher who firmly believes that children should be encouraged to explore the different subjects taught by research and analysis methods to inculcate a love for learning and literature. Though sometimes prejudiced by past events, he does not allow this to cloud his judgement.

The book deals with parenting, the agony of middle school, the individuality of each child, the jealousy, resentment and fear of change faced by both children and teachers, each at their level. It deals with violence, resentment, bullying, and defiance in children. It explores new methods to get the child on the right path by introducing him to those less fortunate than himself. It explores a synthesis in learning and new and fun methods of teaching. And it deals with the inherent goodness in children and in man. It’s a family story, which shows that love, forgiveness and understanding in family life will help bring stability to a child’s life.
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Praise for Raman and Sunny:
Young Adult – Honourable Mention
Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues
http://www.londonbookfestival.com/

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Young Adult – Honourable Mention
Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues
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Raman and Sunny is available as ebook for $2.97 at Amazon and in paperback for $13.50

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About the Author:
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Fiza Pathan is a teacher and the author of several award-winning print and ebooks:

  • S.O.S. Animals and Other Stories
  • Treasury of Bizarre Christmas Stories
  • Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them
  • Nirmala: The Mud Blossom
  • So This Is Love – Collected Poems
  • Classics: How we can encourage children to read them
  • Flesh of Flesh (Short Story)
  • Amina: The Silent One

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See the long list of Fiza Pathan’s book awards on her Amazon site.

http://www.amazon.com/Fiza-Pathan/e/B0091BCNTU
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A Great New Title for Fantasy Lovers: VENGEANCE

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Praise for Vengeance
“A magical novel that takes you into the world of half-elves.”
“A great mix of fantasy and humor.”
“A well-written novel packed with vivid imagery, strong world-building, characters that resonate with the reader and a single thread of taking vengeance for the death of a loved one.”

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Vengeance 
Four centuries ago, the Rebellion against genocide established a safe-haven for the Far Isles Half-Elven.  The uneasy truce with the enemies that surround the Half-Elven is now collapsing.
An unprovoked attack, that kills her granddaughter and almost kills her daughter, is evidence enough for Mariah.  But, will the fierce warrior and her ring-mate, Ashton, be able to convince Linden, Lord High Commander of the Marches, that their people are in danger?

With attacks by the Trestemontans from over the eastern sea, hints of magic by the Suthron Hounds, and Drummer Warriors using Spirit drums made from the skin of live human sacrifices, the Half-Elven Warriors have reason to worry…

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About the Author M. K. Theodoratus
A Northern California gal, M. K. Theodoratus has been intrigued by fantasy since she discovered the Oz books.  She has traveled through many fantasy worlds since then.  When she’s not disappearing into other writer’s world, she’s creating her own alternative worlds — that of Andor where demons of many forms stalk humans and that of the Far Isle Half-Elven where she explores the social and political implications of genetic drift on a hybrid elf / human people.

A sixth grade English assignment introduced her to story writing. The teacher asked for a short story.  She got an incomplete, 25-page Nancy Drew pastiche which turned into a novel the next summer. Theodoratus has been addicted to writing stories happily ever after.

“Though I have several novels sitting in my computer waiting to be edited, I find I prefer to write long short stories or what Kindle calls, Short Reads.”

“Visit my author website for story snippets and/or sample chapters of works in progress at http://www.mktheodoratus.com. As for social media, I can be found at my blog, Lessons from My Reading, and on Facebook [http://goo.gl/JIc13], Twitter, GoodReads, and Goggle+.
Vengeance is an e-novella or a Kindle short read epub, probably will be labeled by them as a 90 minute read 17,000 words.

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Short Author Interview:
“If someone has never heard about it, how would you explain in two sentence Vengeance?”

“After four centuries of political infighting with Linden, the ruler of the Half-Elven, Mariah does her best to avoid him, but when privateers attack her daughter, her anger boils over. With Ashton, her ring-mate and Linden’s half-brother, Mariah seeks vengeance, ignoring Linden’s decrees, only to discover a strange magic that threatens every thing the three hold dear.”
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“What are the keywords for the book?”

“Heroic fantasy, political fantasy, fantasy about half-elves, historical fantasy, privateers, magic, epic fantasy [since it’s part of a multi-generational saga], sword and sorcery [from a female point of view].”
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“What type of reader do you envision for it?”

“Simple answer: fantasy readers from teens through adults who like Sword & Sorcery and / or political fantasy.  The subject matter of Vengeance is similar to the Game of Thrones though the storyline is not nearly as violent, and there are no dragons and only mild sex. My Half Elves are rather grubby and don’t come close to the magnificence of Elrond Halfeven in The Lord of the Rings. In short, I really break genre clichés.”
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Thriller set in International Oil Markets: To Steal a Sea

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About the Author Simon D. Reagan:

Simon D. Reagan lives in London and has lectured and presented on financial crime, money laundering, and international finance for more years than he’d care to say. He holds a doctorate in financial innovation in the global shipping sector. He’s fascinated by world politics and conspiracies, both real and imagined, and loves the beaches of Trinidad during the later cooler days of summer. Quite a paradox since he prefers rain and wind-swept umbrellas, and thunderstorms across seascapes.
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To Steal a Sea in Print and e-Book:

Russian oligarch Petr Damyanovitch had amassed his fortune through ruthlessness and charisma. His war record had been exemplary: as one of the most talented snipers in the Russian Army he had survived the blood-soaked killing fields of Stalingrad, and been present at the fall of Berlin.
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But after the collapse of the USSR his obsession became to restore his nation’s place in the world, using the untamed destructiveness of the international bond markets to wreak havoc upon those he blames for its demise. New-found allies on Wall Street and in a pragmatic White House would collaborate in his conspiracy, by supreme irony assisted by an Islamic fundamentalist with a vendetta against a modern secular world.
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Only three men stand in the way, with exceptional talents in law and finance but character flaws in equal measure. This would be a battle which would engulf many in its path, with the oil riches of a sea and the survival of nations as prizes. As panic floods the markets, a figure from the past emerges who holds the balance of power in his hands, seeking justice for a crime hidden from the world for a lifetime.
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The theme of closeness between friends, between lovers, and between father and daughter, pervades the book, as a terrifying conspiracy tears its way through the international oil markets. But it is the haunting of a war criminal, and the unfathomable self-guilt of a survivor, which drive forces which would clash across countries and continents in a remorseless quest for revenge and retribution, and an insatiable need for spiritual salvation.

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Paperback: 566 pages, great reviews

Kindle Edition $3.99 
http://www.amazon.com/Steal-Sea-Simon-D-Reagan-ebook/dp/B00FRSKGO0

Paperback     $19.80
http://www.amazon.com/To-Steal-Sea-Simon-Reagan/dp/0957526709/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

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Meet Tamara Jackson: Author, Fitness & Weightloss Coach

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You might have seen Tamara Jackson on the Dr. Oz TV show, where she shared her heart-wrenching journey from 265 lb. junk food addict to 155 lb. fitness fanatic.  In her book 265 Point, Tamara Jackson, in the meantime a “Certified Group Exercise Instructor” through the American College of Sports Medicine, shows readers they can do it too.  265 Point reveals some touching moments where Jackson endured ridicule and prejudice at her high weight of 265 pounds.
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Tamara also shares the emotional and environmental challenges often faced in the quest to develop a healthier lifestyle. Women are sometimes sabotaged by their own family and friends who derail their weight loss efforts and criticize their healthier menus. Fueled by a new-found passion for health and fitness, Tamara delivers a realistic plan to reach a healthy weight including a practical food plan and doable exercise regimen.
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Check out Tamara’s author page on Amazon
A powerful and dynamic seminar leader, public speaker, media health expert and motivational fitness consultant, her website www.265point.com invites women worldwide to work one-on-one or in groups to make a final decision to a healthier future.  265 Point, a great guidebook for women who want to be fit, healthy and happy, is available in digital format and in print.on Amazon.
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Readers in Charlotte, NC, meet Tamara at her Book Signing:

Apr 5, 2014
11:00 AM
CHARLOTTE, NC The Last Word Charlotte Book Signing at The Last Word Charlotte
See details

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https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/29167290-tamara-jackson

http://www.amazon.com/265-Point-Tamara-Jackson/dp/149446537X/

and certainly on Twitter  @FitnessTamara

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Lovely Children’s Book: Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure

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Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure: A Lesson Learned 

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Join Quincy and his family for their dream vacation, and be prepared to learn some valuable life lessons along the Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure: A Lesson Learned carries young readers to a thrilling theme park setting, where Quincy’s entire family ends up taking an emotional roller-coaster ride.

From the anticipation and surprise of their destination to the fun and excitement of all the attractions, this clever children’s book follows Quincy as he explores the theme park in awe and amazement.

Ideal for children who can read at a second-grade level or above, as well as for parents, educators, and other caregivers responsible for children of any age,Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure addresses the critically important issue of child safety in crowded places. The book also reinforces children’s problem-solving skills and demonstrates how adults can use a child’s actions, creating a positive learning experience.
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Full of beautiful illustrations by award-winning artist Kathy Houghton, Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure also contains discussion questions and safety tips to facilitate interactive learning and stimulate conversation about responsible behavior.
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About the Author:
Rita Major-Hallerdin is a mother, grandmother, and retired second-grade teacher with thirty-six years of experience in the White Plains City School District of New York. When it comes to teaching young children, her motto has always been that learning should be exciting and fun, and it is a teacher’s most fundamental challenge to creatively achieve this goal.

She firmly believes that “readers are leaders,” and that reading paves a pathway that leads to knowledge, success, and power. Inspired by a personal experience, she decided to write a book that would allow her to continue to shape young minds in creative ways.

Her debut book, Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure: A Lesson Learned, is an exciting and informative children’s book that teaches valuable life lessons while following a family as they enjoy their dream-vacation at a famous theme park.

Rita Major-Hallerdin currently resides in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband.  In addition to writing, she enjoys volunteering, traveling, reading, and playing tennis.

Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure is available in paperback on Amazon and received already great reviews:  http://www.amazon.com/Quincys-Theme-Park-Adventure-Learned/dp/1492713953/

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Happy Valentine’s Gifts – eBooks with Romance

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Today the celebration is primarily for lovers. But, also for your friends. Sending her or him one of these e-books via email from Amazon, let them know how much you enjoy their companionship on Valentine’s Day.  Elie Wiesel said: “Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”  Share a great book!

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KENTUCKY RAIN by Jan Scarbrough: Kate is a recently divorced single mom who can’t make it on
her own Amazon.com/dp/B00BXPIENG
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Spannende Kurzgeschichten “mit Herz” von Claudia Westphal: “SCHATTENFRAU”
Amazon.de/dp/B008Y15YYO  (auf Deutsch)
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Romantic Suspense novel in the ski mountains of Montana “BURN ON THE WESTERN SLOPE” by
Angela Smith http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DL3ALDE
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He and Jen restart the brief, fiercely passionate affair that he abandoned, to his regret, 20 years ago in Paris … TREASURE OF SAINT-LAZARE   http://amzn.to/LjHHmD

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Reviewer: “J.H.Walker has written a cracker of a debut YA novel that begs a sequel.” REWRITE REDEMPTION   http://bit.ly/14XqFls
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BETTING ON LOVE: A Bluegrass Romance by Jan Scarbrough
http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/betting-on-love-a-bluegrass-romance/

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FRENCH ILLUSIONS: Memoir of an American au-pair for an aristocratic French family
Linda’s fascinating real-life story inside & outside the Loire Château http://bit.ly/18NyiJP
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FIRST KISS by Ann Marie Frohoff – YA Novel – romance of a rock musician and his “groupie”
http://amzn.to/1cEUt6w
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“This book is the definition of a page turner”: TIMELESS – a Gothic Romance by Jan Scarbrough
http://bit.ly/14vZXze

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PAINTER OF THE HEAVENS by Bart Stewart, called “A Novel of Crime and the Heart”. 
Penny & Lyle aren’t Bonnie & Clyde, but they become desperadoes in a way…
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e-Books are great gifts for Valentine’s Day: a fabulous reading experience, no postage or delays and are inexpensive. See more at http://www.e-book-PR.com and http://www.international-ebooks.com

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Marci Fair, Author of Parenting Guide TILT

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Today’s author we are interviewing, is Marci Fair, a career women and mother of four children. Marci Fair shares her decades of insight in an enlightening way that weaves in quotes from her children along with 100+ practical, guilt-free parenting tips for the challenges working mothers face. Marci shows how mothers can live imperfectly on purpose. She inspires them to determine what really matters the most for themselves and their families, and then to focus on what lasts beyond childhood.
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Marci, how would you describe your book to someone who has not yet read it?
TILT was written out of the difficult struggles and unexpected answers that I have found on my journey through the TILT of life, work, and motherhood. The wisdom of over 80 other working mothers in my book also demonstrates how moms can grow through their journeys to find happiness and success along the way. Balance is impossible; I teach how to TILT instead.
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Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?
There are many significant messages in TILT, but if I had to pick the most important, it would be to encourage mothers to continue to dream and set goals for their lives. I believe that by continuing to pursue our dreams, as we help their children reach for theirs, sets a very important parenting leadership example. Through TILT, I share how to choose, in the nucleus of our families, to set the example by shining our own light, so we can love, guide, and empower those little lights we brought into this world.
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What inspired you to start writing?
As a working mom of four children, I have lived the juggles, the struggles and the heartache of guilt in trying to pursue professional accomplishments, as well as raise our children well.  Over time I found solutions that have helped our children find their own success and have brought happiness to myself. I shared them with women around me, who found them to be unique, easy to do and satisfying for themselves. As I walked my own motherhood journey, I realized that I needed to share the humor, the insight and ultimately the love and strength that a thoughtful motherhood can bring.
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How did you get the idea for this book?
Unknowingly at the time, I actually started writing TILT in July of 1996 – the first time I wrote down a quote from our oldest child. He was three at the time, and he made a funny kid statement that I wanted to remember. If I did not write them down immediately, (which is still true today) I would forget them.
That began the chronicling of the funny and heartfelt moments of my motherhood journey. Eventually I began to realize that our little ones had some serious wisdom to share; their musings could actually become the heartfelt answers to some of my soul-searching questions. Their quotes are actually the basis that TILT was built on.
There are over 70 of their quotes woven throughout the book, to help relay the messages of an enriching motherhood. I have learned that with careful insight, our biggest challenges can often become our greatest learning opportunities.
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Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
The message of TILT is to encourage mothers to continue to dream and set goals for their lives. I believe that by continuing to pursue our dreams, as we help their children reach for theirs, sets a very important parenting leadership example.  
We teach our children that just as we are here to help them find the path to fulfill their own missions and life purpose, we need to fulfill ours as well.

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Marci, please give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:

Finally a book for professional women who have a heart for mothering. Marci doesn’t write to convince us we’ve made the right decision.  She writes to help us find peace on the path we’ve chosen, recognizing “balance” is a myth.  Her only agenda is to help us further our professional goals while being better mothers, with specific examples and chapter checklists that give us concrete steps to find the perfect “TILT” for today andtomorrow.”

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Assistant Director, Georgia State University College of Law Tax Clinic
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If Oprah invited you onto her show to talk about your book, what would the theme of the show be?

Working Moms Do Not Have To Be Guilty-Moms – Learn How To TILT Instead”  or
How to live a TILT-ed life with success for you and your children!
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Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you have learned as a writer from then to now?
Be brave. Follow your heart. Ask a lot of questions of people who are smarter than you. Don’t just dream about it – take action. Nothing will happen unless you take (the right) action.
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Considering a book from the first word you write to the moment you see it on a bookstore shelf, what’s your favorite part of the process? What’s your least favorite?
My least favorite parts about writing the book are the deep edits and total reconstruction during that process. It is hard to re-write and make everything flow well together when it has been moved around so much.

I did enjoy creating all the different “parts” of TILT. I worked very hard to make it interesting for the reader, so I have

  • Mom Quizzes at the beginning of every chapter
  • Graphics throughout the book to give a visual explanation of an important point
  • Our children’s quotes woven throughout where they support the material
  • Wonderful wisdom from over 80 other women who wanted to help mothers
  • Checklists at the end of every chapter for specific, real life ideas that women
    can use today if they need more of the solution in their lives.

Ultimately my favorite part of the book process was holding the first copy of it in my hands!
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What scene or bit of dialogue in the book are you most proud of, and why?
The opening piece, “Why You – and I – Need to Read This Book” is pretty powerful and designed to speak to the heart of my reader. I want her to know that we are on the same page, with the humor and the challenges, and that TILT will give her real solutions.
The other piece “Closing Thoughts” was also written with great passion to help my reader. It comes straight from my core, to support them in believing that “our purpose in in our journey,” so make your journey count.
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If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything about your book?
I am thankful to tell you that no – I would not change a thing. Even though it has been edited for over three years by many people, I am sure it could still be improved upon and written better here and there. But I have poured my heart and soul into the messages TILT shares, and I hope that the reader sees my desire for them to live a thoughtful, fulfilling life.
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How did you get published? Please share your own personal journey.
I researched. Then I researched. Then I researched some more. Ultimately, a friend on twitter recommended CreateSpace for Print-on-Demand, and they have been wonderful to work with.
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What general advice do you have for other writers?
Do not give up on your dream!!!  It will be hard, it will be challenging, but if you believe that your message should be shared, this is the best time in the publishing world for you to have the opportunity to share it.
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What is the best part of being a writer?
The best part of being a writer is knowing that my book will one of a few things that will live beyond me.   I am very hopeful that I will accomplish my goal with it – to help 10,000 moms and raise $10,000 for our children’s charity: Kares 4 Kids  www.kares4kids.com.

Once TILT has done that, I will know that I have really touched the lives of 10,000 women for the better and also helped thousands of children through Kares 4 Kids. Most importantly, I did it while honoring the family that I love and adore.
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What’s the most challenging part of being a writer for you?
The most challenging part about being a writer is the editing process, to be sure that I have caught my grammar, punctuation, and flow mistakes. Beyond creating the book, the next most challenging part is figuring out the best methods to launch it and share it with the world.
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Where’s the one place in the world you’d like to visit?  Italy.

What is your favorite book?
I am an avid reader, so it is difficult to say that I only have one favorite book. I love John Maxwell’s books for the excellent leadership and life wisdom. I love Andy Andrew’s books “The Noticer & The Noticer Returns” for their soul-searching wisdom. I love Dan Zadra’s “5” for it’s ability to help you define where you will be in your life in 5 years. I love Dave Ramsey’s books for their financial intelligence, and I love Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book “The One Thing” for its amazing ability to help you simply “line up the domino’s” in your life to achieve uncommon success. There are more….
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How would a close friend describe you?
A close friend would describe me as a mom who intensely loves her family, as a wife who is very thankful to live her life with her soul mate, as a big picture thinker who purposefully, if imperfectly, thoroughly lives each of the 100 years she will hopefully be blessed with.
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Where can people learn more about your writing?

http://amzn.to/1bs4L8Y
http://www.facebook.com/guiltfreemom
http://www.guiltfreemom.com
http://marcifair.wordpress.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7427243.Marci_Fair

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What is the ONE thing that brought you more readers?

The one thing that I have done that has brought me more readers has been to host workshops in my local marketplace on my subject matter – helping working moms.
 

What’s one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about
That I secretly wish I had a whole weekend to sit on the sofa and veg out.  Well, maybe for half a day.  Well, I could get “antsy” after a couple of hours. Anyway, it really sounds wonderful.
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Author Interview Cleveland O. McLeish

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Today’s Author Interview is with Cleveland O. McLeish, a prolific writer, screenwriter and play wright. 

Cleveland, thanks for telling us a bit more about yourself and your books. How would you describe your book to someone who has not yet read it? For example your latest work Chloe.

Chloe represents everyone who has ever made a difference in somebody’s life. She was that unplanned pregnancy that came with an option to abort, who grew up to change the world…or did she.

Chloe is a mystery/thriller that will keep the reader guessing. I have a friend who read the book, and skipped to the end, only to be forced to go back and read the book from where she left off.
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What inspired you to start writing ?
I have been writing plays for my church since 1999. It was fun to be able to add some structure to the productions we did, as opposed to just improvising. That led to my online ministry at www.christianplaywright.org. I loved writing so much, that I have tried my hand at all types of writing.
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ChloeHow did you get the idea for the novel?

It was originally a play, that morphed into a screenplay that ended up as a novel. Each version has won an award, so it’s easily one of my favorite stories. I was inspired to write it many years ago from a “What if” thought I had.

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Who is your favorite character and why?
Chloe, of course. She has easily grown to be a part of me….a part of the family. She is real, honest and open about how she feels and what she is thinking. She is not afraid to be herself, despite what others may think of her.
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Are your characters based on real people?
Fragments of real people, no one particular character.
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Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
This was written by a non-Christian:  “I don’t agree with the message of this book and I think some of its points are a bit of a stretch, but that doesn’t mean that the story didn’t catch me by surprise and present an argument that was not only concise but well written. Instead of shoving points of view in your face, it guides you through a scenario that is a valid way to approach this topic. (I won’t spoil it for you future readers)I didn’t realize the impact of what was going to happen to the characters until it really hit me and I realized the intent of the story. It did make me think for a moment about my own personal beliefs and though they differ than what is in the book, I still think it’s a good read because of how thought out and well written it is.”
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If Oprah invited you onto her show to talk about your book, what would the theme of the show be?
Purpose of Life
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How much of the book is based on real life (either yours or someone you know)?
Not much. I created a world I was not familiar with, and characters I was meeting for the very first time.
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Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you have learned as a writer from then to now?
Being persistent and consistent in writing will make us better writers.
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What scene or bit of dialogue in the book are you most proud of, and why?
Well, it’s hard to say with spoiling it for future readers, but without saying it…I am sure everyone who reads the book will agree that that is the best part lol.
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If your book would be made into a movie, who should play the main character?
Emma Watson would do well as Chloe.
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How did you get published? Please share your own personal journey.
I have had written material for a while, as well as hundreds of length plays. I have approached trade Who-I-am-in-Godpublishers in the past, but found it to be too tedious a task, so I was quite content with the reach and success of my website. One day while browsing, Amazon took me to CreateSpace.com.  It caught my interest, so I tested the system with a few of my plays, as customers keep asking me for hard copies of plays from my website. It worked out pretty well, and I was sold on their system…so I have been using them since.
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What general advice do you have for other writers?
Keep writing, and never stop. Write everyday. Write consistently everyday. Rejection from publishers and peers is not a failing grade for your talent. Most of all, believe in yourself, and what you write.
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What is the best part of being a writer?
Touching and prompting a change for the better in someone…maybe bringing comfort or laughter to those who mourn or are dejected.
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Considering a book from the first word you write to the moment you see it on a bookstore shelf, what’s your favorite part of the process?  What’s your least favorite? Creating a story on a blank piece of paper is priceless. Marketing and getting the book on the shelves is a difficult stage for me.
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What is ONE thing that you have done that brought you more readers? 
Announce the availability of my book during a Church service.
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What’s the most challenging part of being a writer?
Writing everyday.
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Where’s the one place in the world you’d like to visit?
Jerusalem.
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What is your favorite book?
Anything by Frank Peretti or Randy Alcorn
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How would a close friend describe you?
Troublesome. LOL
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Where can people learn more about your writing?
My website www.christianplaywright.org
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These are Cleveland McLeish’s latest books:

Chloe: A Novel, available on Amazon as paperback and e-book

Who I Am In Christ: 101 Daily Declarations of Faithpaperback and e-book

or meet him at Facebook
or his webpage to learn more about this multi-award-winning playwright and screenwriter, who considers himself one of God’s modern-day scribes. He has penned over 100 plays and several
screen plays, some of which have won Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in competition, including the Screenplay Chloe Cleopatra Taylor. He is also a youth director and lay minister in the Church of God of Prophecy in Jamaica. He is a born Jamaican living in Kingston with his lovely wife, Nordia.
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CURSE THE MOON – by Lee Jackson

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Curse The Moon – First in the Cold War Series

His code-name is Atcho. He leads guerrilla fighters through the US-supported insurgency that rages at the Bay of Pigs in the early days of Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Captured and cast into the island’s worst dungeons, Atcho learns that a phantom-like officer of the Soviet KGB shadows him. Inexplicably released from incarceration and still dedicated to his country, he battles through the bowels of the Kremlin in Moscow, into the granite halls at West Point, and finally to highest levels in Washington, DC. Atcho’s rise opens doors into US National Defense even as the seemingly omniscient KGB officer holds unflinching sway over his actions. His public life clashes with secrets that only he and his tormentor share, isolating him in a world of intrigue among people whom he is determined not to betray – and then he finds that he is the trigger that could spark thermonuclear war.
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Curse the Moon received high praise, lots of 5-Star reviews, notably this one by Lieutenant-General Ricky Lynch, former Commanding General, 3rd Infantry Division during the Surge in Iraq.
“Riveting, and couldn’t put it down.”

Curse the Moon is available in print and digital version, 292 pages, ISBN: 9780989802574
$2.99 e-book, $13.78 paperback

Book Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtukxMl1Zkc

Website
http://www.authorleejackson.com/book-table/

Amazon.com
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Barnes&Noble
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About the Author

Lee Jackson Brings Heat To The Cold War:
He writes Historical Thriller Fiction – particularly surrounding the Cold War. Having lived in Morocco, Germany, Costa Rica, and of course in the United States and having been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan for a combined 38 months,  Lee Jackson has been up-close-and personal with many different cultures.
He graduated from West Point and Boston University, resulting in a front row seat on many pivotal events. He now lives in Texas with his wife. Lee Jackson’s first novel, “Curse The Moon” launched in December 2013 and 2014 will see more of his work.

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Wo bleibt denn der Pilot?

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Wo bleibt denn der Pilot?

Hinter den Kulissen eines Executive Flugdienstes. Nehmen Sie Platz im Cockpit …
Lassen Sie sich in den fliegerischen Alltag einer Berufspilotin entfuehren, und erleben Sie Cockpit und Flugplatz Begebenheiten waehrend ihrer Fluege in ganz Europa (in Deutscher Sprache).

Die Kurzgeschichten zeigen dass langeweilige Routine und faszinierendes Erlebnis, Technik und Naturgewalten, Menschen und Maschinen, Elimente des beruflichen Fliegens sind.

$2.99  Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon.de

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