Prolonged drug use impairs judgment and the ability to focus for long periods of time. In my new book “Lifelong Sobriety” I provide short, precise and highly accessible chapters. Each chapter is designed to teach about or change a specific behavior.
The advice is relevant to the topic of each chapter and is the type of advice you would find in a recovery group. My book focuses on the recovering addicts emotional health which helps addicts find answers to their issues.
My love of writing and my fascination with addictive behavior and the recovery process led me to my chosen path... Read More
This is the prologue and opening papers of The Conchenta Conundrum - a murder mystery set on England's south coast - and elsewhere. But how many murders are there and how easy is it to detect such a crime when no-one wants to talk.... This is #1 in the Boyd detective series...
When she died on an island in the middle of an ocean, only her family cared. When she was taken from her people, only they noticed. When she had gone from the world she loved, it was too late to ask the question: Why?
Only her closest family knew she had died. Only her mother held her at the time... Read More
Herewith a short extract from my recently published non-fiction work 'Authorship Demystified. This part deals with the nightmare of social media... (or part thereof, actually)
A Visit to the ‘Social Media Arms’
..... Whilst standing at my local bar I look round to see if there’s anyone there I know. Within moments someone I’m acquainted with casually nods and we exchange pleasantries. There’s another chap sitting at the opposite end of the bar apparently ignoring everyone but actually he’s quietly watching everything that is going on. A noisy group in one corner are playing... Read More
As an admitted lover of sentimental and feel-good movies, I felt compelled to go and watch the movie, Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks as the genial yet shrewd businessman, Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as the dour author, P.L. Travers, the writer of the iconic Mary Poppins novels. For those of you unfamiliar with the premise of the movie, it centers on the development of the 1964 Walt Disney Studios film Mary Poppins. The film itself focuses on the two-week negotiation and courtship in 1961 by Disney as his talented – and oftentimes highly-frustrated – team pitches its vision of Mary... Read More
Kim Hilton, MCC, PCC, has a master's degree in Christian counseling. Founder of Closet Words Ministries Foundation, Kim is a teacher on prayer and listening to God. An avid writer of several books, Closet Words was chosen as the first book to be published with the proceeds going to Closet Words Ministries Foundation. A sought-after speaker and Bible Study leader, Kim has spoken at both national and local events. She resides with her husband on their farm and enjoys spending time with their six grown children and grandchildren. You can find more information on Kim on her website www.KimHilton.org... Read More
To Whom It May Concern:
I am an indie author. Some of my traditionally-published author friends say there is no Santa Claus. Others say, “If it’s in a blog or on a website, it must be so.” Please tell me the truth: is there a Santa Claus?
Indie Authors Everywhere
Given the upcoming Holiday Season and the winding down of 2013, it is somehow fitting to do a “take” on the famous editorial that appeared in the September 21, 1897 edition of The (New York) Sun when eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked if there was a Santa Claus. Although the editorial... Read More
Jesus Christ graced Ron with salvation late in his college career at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1974. In entering his first church ministry, a lack of a Biblical material on education led him to the Christian History Movement and the works of R.J. Rushdoony. Since 1980, Ron has studied and taught the Biblically and historically identified applied-faith theology and philosophy outlined in this book.
God gave Ron a voracious appetite for learning about everything. Ron studied math and physics in college, and then pursued professional landscape architecture—design... Read More
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Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...
Very interesting train of thoughts, but I found myself asking, what about those that write under a ghost name...is it to keep their privacy, or perhaps lack of ego...I actually can see both sides, especially when you are talking about writing fiction....