Monday, March 19, 2018

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Authoring a book these days is a lot like owning a dog: obtaining it is easy, seeing to it is another matter.

The digital and online revolutions that have hit the print publication industry have also greatly impacted book publishing and marketing. The days of the traditional bookstore as the place to buy literature appear to be numbered or at least minimized. They have been replaced by online stores pioneered by Amazon and being copied by the major book selling firms.

It’s only a matter of time before publishing houses will cut out the book sellers and market their titles direct... Read More

Terry M. Drake is a Licensed Social Worker, National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Trainer of Ericksonian Hypnosis and Nero-linguistic Programming (NLP). He has spent the last 15 years learning about himself and others, through his academic studies resulting in his MSW, his professional studies, as a family therapist, program director and his vast training and research into hypnosis, NLP, the law of attraction and positive psychology. Terry, also has a wealth of personal experiences related to depression and addiction, which he shares in his writings and work with others.... Read More

Joining us today is Garasamo (Gary) Maccagnone. Gary is the author of the novel, St. John of the Midfield, the short story collection, “The Affliction of Dreams”, the Christmas novella, For the Love of St. Nick, and the children’s book, The Suburban Dragon. His new book, My Dog Tim: and other stories, has recently been released by Outskirts Press.

Welcome Garasamo. We are excited to have you here. Can you please tell our readers a bit about yourself?

I’m fifty-one. I have two grown boys and a sixteen-year-old daughter, who just received a soccer scholarship to play at a Division... Read More

Joining us today is C.W. Gortner, author of The Last Queen and a newly release titled, The Confessions of Catherine de Medici. Half-Spanish by birth, he holds an M.F.A. in writing, with an emphasis on historical studies, from the New College of California and has taught university courses on women of power in the Renaissance. He was raised in Málaga, Spain, and now lives in California.

Acclaimed for his insight into his characters, he travels extensively to research his books. He has slept in a medieval Spanish castle, danced in a Tudor great hall, and explored library archives all... Read More

Liberals love to hate Sean Hannity. It’s in their DNA. After reading Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda it is easy to see why they hate him – he’s right and he’s got the facts to prove it.

Hannity lays out his plan for this book from the very beginning. In Part One, Hannity reviews Obama with such scrutiny one would think he was a medical examiner searching for the reason a perfectly healthy man died in his early twenties – an appropriate analogy as the book is searching for the reason America is dying. In Part Two, Hannity stresses the need to learn from history... Read More

Every Boat Turns South mixes memoir-like adventure with a moving coming-home tale. This is the exciting premise of J.P. White's new mystery novel, Every Boat Turns South (The Permanent Press).

The book opens and closes in Florida, but its sultry and terror-filled center is set in the Turks & Caicos Islands and in the Dominican Republic. By interweaving the Florida bedside scenes with Matt’s confessional account of his wild life in the Caribbean, White subtly builds sympathy for his ne er-do-well drifter, as Matt slowly reveals the truth about Hale by coming to understand his own... Read More

It’s Monday. You are living the dream; you have your own business. You started it for reasons you can’t exactly remember, but they must have been good ones, because you are not impulsive. Your friends and family eye you enviously because you work from home, so you don’t really work. You can stay in your jammies all day, drink coffee straight from the pot, and have a beautiful meal on the table when your adoring spouse and children come home after their difficult day out in the ‘real world.’

So, why do you feel so bad? Why do you feel like a failure or that today is the day the world... Read More

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