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“Questionable Minds,” a New Book: Conversations with Writers about Writing

OTTAWA, Ontario CANADA, 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Network/ — The mind of a writer is a mysterious place. In Questionable Minds: conversations with writers, social psychologist dr george pollard gives a guided tour of the creative mental landscape of writers. In this unique collection of conversations, dr pollard explores the making of a fictional story or a stand-up comedy routine.

If you’re curious how your favourite novel or stand-up comedy routine comes into being, Questionable Minds helps you find out. This new book helps answer many questions. Where do the ideas come from? How do authors develop their characters? What is the secret of writing a successful stand-up comedy routine?

In this eclectic view of the workings of the imagination; dr pollard has assembled a remarkable panel of writers, covering a wide of range of literature. The conversations, in this collection, are with writers of thrillers, satire and westerns, as well as stand-up comedy.

Alessandra Torre tells gripping tales she claims are erotica. Peter Mehlman, a pillar of Seinfeld, has an idiosyncratically ironic eye and smooth, easy writing style. Chris Allen trades in thrillers that may contain more than a hint of truth.

Bruce Holbert is the thriftiest of writers, building finely honed sentences. Victoria Patterson artfully skewers the upper class, of Orange County, California. Steve Berry creates intricate mysteries against a backdrop of notional history. J Scott Fuqua tells tales with words and illustrations that resurrect a bygone era.

Ann Lewis Hamilton writes serious stories in a shrewdly droll style. Gabe Abelson is the A-list writer of late-night television talk show monologues. Jay Bonansinga writes The Walking Dead novels.

What inspires these writers? How do they develop stories or comedy? Why must they write?

To a one, they agree writing is sweating blood that shows up as squiggles on a page or pixels on an e-reader. Writing fiction or stand-up comedy is not for the easily distracted, the indolent or faint of heart. Writers must be eager to chase their characters and stories down the rabbit hole.

Questionable Minds is notable because of the depth and clarity of the insights found in the conversations. The book exhibits a unique intimacy; there’s no sense of canned answers to a list of prepared questions. Instead these conversations move effortlessly, following lines of curiosity and interest, while drawing out a wealth of detail.

Every writer dr pollard talks with has a different story to tell. Each has his or her own sources of inspiration. Their routines are personal; sometimes fitting writing around the rest of their lives or, for a few, squeezing in time for family, if they can drag themselves away from writing.

It is notable how willingly, candid and freely the writers talk. They discuss in detail the motivations that drive them to write. For some it’s enthusiasm; others want to explore their own lives and, perhaps, reframe them in a different context; still others want to discover what happens to their characters, as the story unfolds and still others simply enjoy the act of writing. Questionable Minds is an inside view of some highly distinctive minds, which are absorbing places to explore.

Although dr pollard explores similar themes with each writer, the conversations never become repetitive. Each writer is too distinctive a personality; each brings something fresh to the conversations and our understanding of why writers write. If you wonder how writers do what they do, this book will show you that it’s much more complicated and enthralling than you may imagine; it will improve your reading experience, too.

Questionable Minds is available through Amazon, in paperback and eBook editions at https://www.amazon.com/Questionable-Minds-Conversations-george-pollard. Review copies, in MOBI format, are available from the author at drgeorgep@questionableminds.com. For more information on Questionable Minds, visit the web site http://questionableminds.com or e-mail, as you wish, perhaps to arrange an interview with dr pollard.

About the Author
dr george pollard is a sociometrician and social psychologist at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His teaching and research interests include the process, practise and effects of writing as an act of fulfilling the pop culture and entertainment need of society as well as media and truth.

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Utah is proud to introduce the “Now and Never Parties”

Many Utahan’s have been looking for opportunities like this for quite some time. The opportunity has come and you’re invited to come and be part of the party! Different entertainment, locations, food, and themes each time: you’ll never be bored with Now or Never Parties. Sometimes it will be more formal dining, other times a more casual experience. Regardless of the party, it will be a night to remember and take advantage of.

In Provo UT. at 6 p.m. on the 13th of April 2012 our readers of our magazine, our fans, and our ticket holders are invited to a one of a kind of exclusive invitation only party. Our Now or Never party. There will be lots of Food, Fun, Gifts, Entertainment and more. Seats are very limited.

The public is invited – Non readers of the magazine, new fans, and current non ticket holders can go to our “Now and Never Party” page below to try to obtain tickets on a first come first serve basis. Tickets are $50.00 plus fees. Good for (2) guests per ticket. Each guest receives a gift bag of up to a $40.00 value.

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It’s easy for so many of us talk about “One day, I will do….” or “Someday I’m going to….”. We believe in living and enjoying life and in doing it NOW. Chances are, if we don’t take advantage and do what our “Someday” items are NOW, they will NEVER come around. What are your “Somedays?” How bad do you really want to do them? Come party with us and we’ll help you define, realize,enjoy life, and for a lucky few guests, get some of those “Somedays” done. Our parties are hosted by Connect & Eatz Magazine! Go check it out on Facebook!

We give you intimate entertainment in smaller groups at your favorite local restaurants and venues. From music, to featured artists, and sometimes even comedy: we bring you the party you’ve been waiting for! A food enthusiast dream: a night to expand your palate and help shape the restaurant menu. Our guests have the opportunity to try new items and decide which ones your local restaurants should feature.

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Best-Selling Author Eddie Smith And Marketing Expert Kenn Renner Present Book-Writing Seminar In Austin

While statistics show the 86 percent of the population wants to publish a book, Best-selling Author and Book Writing Coach Eddie Smith says the majority of those dreams get lost in translation from the head to paper.

Smith is offering individuals in the Austin area the help they need to move from writer’s block to a published, full-length book with his seminar, “How to Write a Book and Get It Published,” at the Keller Williams Lake Travis Market Center March 26–27.

Smith says people often have trouble beginning the writing process and get lost when it comes to producing an entire manuscript.

“As a best-selling Christian writer and writer’s coach, I constantly meet folks who want to write a book. People often confide, ‘I’m going to write a book someday;’ or‘I’ve been writing a book over the past several years;’ or ‘I tried writing a book once..,’” says Smith.

Smith says writing a book can boost an individual’s credibility in the market and in turn increase their business in whatever market in which they work.

“Writing a book on your specialty moves you to a new level of respect—after all—you wrote the book,” he says.

Smith says he offers people the tools they need in order to write and publish a full-length book.

“With my system I wrote four, full-length books in one year alone,” Smith says. “All were published by major publishers.”

Topics covered at the seminar include how to produce a manuscript, how to work with a traditional publishing company, how to self-publish a book traditionally, new ways to self-publish a book and creative marketing.

On recent student of Smith’s method had this to say: “Eddie is entertaining, enjoyable, and very knowledgeable. Thank you!” Co-host of the seminar and President of Royal Press International Publishing Kenn Renner is the author of the soon to be published “First Time Home Buying Secrets Revealed.”

“The overwhelming consensus is that people want to work with specialists – and what better way to establish yourself as the authority then to have your own nationally-published book. Whether you are in real estate, the mortgage industry, or any business where you want to go to the next level in your career – a book will further establish your credibility.” Renner says.

The seminar will be held Friday night from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. at Keller Williams Lake Travis Market Center, 1921 Lohmans Crossing, Ste. 100 in Austin, Texas. Cost is $197 and an additional family member gets in free. Registration includes a personal critique of a manuscript, 90 days of personal e-mail coaching and many additional writing resources.

“At the end of the day Saturday, if this seminar isn’t everything I’ve said, and people aren’t absolutely pleased, I’ll refund their registration fee, no questions asked,” Smith says.

Call 512-423-5626 or go to www.buyaustin.com/writing-a-book.asp for more information or to register.

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New Website Helps Frustrated Book Authors Land a Book Publishing Contract for a Six-Figure Advance

Successfully published book authors have donated their time and knowledge to launch BookProposalWriting.com (http://www.bookproposalwriting.com), a new website to help aspiring authors sell their non-fiction book ideas to book publishers for a six-figure advance.

The book publishing industry holds a closely-guarded secret to getting published by a major book publisher — the secret is writing a persuasive book proposal. Writing a successful book proposal allows book authors to earn a five or six-figure advance before they even start writing their manuscripts.

According to Brian Scott, the site’s creator and publishing director of Payday Publishing, “Many aspiring authors have never heard about a book proposal or how to use one to land a book publishing contract. Instead, these aspiring authors spend several months writing their books, and then grow old shopping their entire manuscripts around to busy book publishers and literary agents. It’s no wonder why many aspiring authors become frustrated and give up. This way does not work today.”

To educate aspiring authors about using a book proposal, BookProposalWriting.com offers a free online “Book Proposal Writing Workshop,” which teaches writers and book authors how to write a book proposal in seven days or less. The Workshop covers important topics such as: “Why write a book proposal first?,” “How to generate ideas to write your book proposal,” “How to write your book’s blurb for your book proposal,” and”How to write your book proposal query letter.” At the end of the Workshop, aspiring book authors can download a free sample book proposal and use it as a working template for their own work-in-progress proposals.

Besides offering a free book proposal workshop, BookProposalWriting.com offers many free how-to articles and audio articles on writing, designing and selling a book, as well as many instructional videos showing step-by-step how to write different components of a book proposal.

BookProposalWriting.com also offers several free downloadable products covering book writing, book marketing, and self-publishing. A few of the website’s products include: “Hot Topics in Book Writing,” “How to Get a Literary Agent,” “Sit Down and Write that Bestselling Novel,” and”Copyright Protection for Book Authors.”

BookProposalWriting.com is not just for authors who want to publish their books the traditional way, but also for self-publishers and independent e-book authors. “Even if you decide to self-publish or write a book as an e-book or a mobile digital book, you should know how to write a book proposal,” said Scott. “If your self-published book becomes a big success, you may want to pitch your book (or book ideas) to a major book publisher or film agent to reap in the financial rewards.”

Visit www.BookProposalWriting.com and let professionals teach you how to write a book proposal and sell your book ideas for a six-figure advance.

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Book Tells The Tales Of Discarded Dogs Who Become Helping Heros

In her newly published book, New Lives: Stories of Rescued Dogs Helping, Healing and Giving Hope, Joanne Wannan tells the stories of abused, abandoned and discarded dogs who are now playing the roles of heroes in animal therapy, and as service dogs. From a Dalmatian who was scheduled to be euthanized to one of Michael Vick’s fighting bit pulls, the dogs in Wannan’s book have overcome tremendous obstacles, yet have gone on to work with humans, creating NEW LIVES for them both.

Lottie Dot was instead abandoned by her breeder in the middle of a ferocious Oklahoma winter storm. The little pup was rescued by her son, and Patricia Belt quickly claimed Lottie Dot as her own. When it was discovered that Lottie was deaf, Patricia taught her dog sign language and enrolled her in classes to become a “therapy dog.” Today Lottie volunteers at hospitals, gives demonstrations at a school for deaf children, and participates in a reading program, which promotes literacy by having children read aloud to a dog. “Lottie can’t hear these precious kids read a single word,” Patricia says. “She listens in a different way; with her heart.”

As a part of Michael Vick’s dogfight operation, Dr. Leo, as he is now affectionately called, was doomed. When authorities stepped in, they disbanded the operation and ordered that each pit bull be evaluated and placed with rescue organizations if possible. Dr. Leo was found to be non-aggressive, but filled with anxiety and lacking in socialization skills. “It’s not that he wasn’t friendly; he just didn’t understand about love, or what he was here for,” his new owner Marthina McClay comments. Dr. Leo is now w wonderful “therapy” dog, visiting patients in a chemotherapy ward, and acting as an ambassador for abused dogs everywhere when he visits a juvenile detention home.

Dropped from a four story building ,and landing on his backside, Dobie, a tiny black Labrador retriever puppy, was left for dead. Thanks to the love of Richard Bartel anddonations of over $90,000 to the University of Minnesota Foundation, Dobie is now alive, well and an active participant in Therapy Dogs International that provides well-trained dogs who visit hospitals, schools and senior homes.

Wannan’s stories are filled with the reality of animal abuse, but also with love, hope and information on the many organizations around the world that help with rescue, housing and adoption of discarded dogs. As Wannan puts it, “These are truly inspiring stories of dogs that were once ‘throwaways,’ and of the lives they have changed.”

Dr. Marty Becker, the resident veterinarian on Good Morning America says, “This book will appeal to animal lovers of all ages, to those interested in learning about animal therapy and to those who advocate for shelter dogs. But mostly, it will appeal to anyone who loves a heart-warming story, where the underdog triumphs in the end.”

For more information: Joanne Wannan, 705-444-6386joanne.wannan@gmail.comwww.3BlackDogs.org.

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Life And Business Counselor Amy Remmele Publishes New Book That Helps Individuals View Their Lives As Businesses, Leading To Happier, Healthier Live

Every business revolves around people. The same is true for life. In her new book, CLO: Chief Life Officer, author and consultant Amy Remmele shows that decisions become more rational when individuals think of their lives as an enterprise that they are managing.

CLO: Chief Life Officer shows readers their “departments,” and how they function best through an authentic, shared mission. “Seeing parts of ourselves as departments makes more common sense than the psychological view of parts,” explains the author. The book stresses that all the How-Tos readers encounter will not help unless they look at the Whys of their actions.

CLO: Chief Life Officer helps readers create their own life business plan. The plan includes setting goals, communication and relationship creation, and maintaining and accessing a support system. Readers learn to define important divisions of their lives in terms of business departments. The book helps readers test their capacity of readers’ production, customer service, human relations, and sales departments. The book demonstrates how to create and apply a “decisional balance table” to life choices, enabling readers to set the right priorities.

About Amy Remmele
Amy Remmele, owner of Peak of Success, works with individuals who want to manage their lives like a successful business, and with business owners who want to incorporate the best psychological principles to manage their most important assets – the people in their business. Remmele has a counseling practice where she specializes in working with women who are in difficult or challenging relationships, with professional women who want to stand out and make a mark, and with couples. She also is the co-author of Re-Phrase It: Adding Empathy and Emotional Intelligence to Your Everyday Life. She has been married for over 30 years to her business partner, Dr. Kent Bath, and is the mother of an eighteen-year-old daughter and thirteen-year-old twin boys. For more information, visit http://www.peakofsuccess.com. To connect with Amy, visit her Chief Life Officer blog,http://chieflifeofficerbook.blogspot.com/.

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Splinters On The Carpenter’s Floor

SPLINTERS ON THE CARPENTER’S FLOOR evolved from months in prayer for God to remove me from a deep depression. The Holy Spirit put on my heart to write down my prayers. These forty-two writings were inspired by God and I believe there is a message in each one that will touch anyone’s heart dealing with life’s trials. Inspirational, thought provoking, wonderful thoughts throughout, loved the book from cover to cover….readers remarks on what this book meant to them.

Read SPLINTERS ON THE CARPENTER’S FLOOR AND BE BLESSED TODAY!

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Your Family Constitution: A Modern Approach To Family Values & Household Structure Is A Back-To-School Must Read

Amidst the flurry of back-to-school activities, families brace for a return to discipline and order, signaling the end of summer. As parents adjust to their new fall routines, scores of competing obligations and responsibilities highlight the difficulty of raising well-grounded kids with good core values. Combine this perpetual struggle with the effects of technological distractions, societal lack of discipline, and communication breakdowns, and it is not hard to understand why so many parents throw up their hands in defeat and accept mere survival.

“For many families, the stark contrast of transitioning from a lazy summer to a hectic school year is often met with resistance,” said Scott Gale, author of Your Family Constitution. “But folks at their wits end needn’t revert to survival parenting. Instead, they can initiate a series of steps designed to help families let go of chaos, establish healthier boundaries and achieve a more harmonious family life.”

Author Scott Gale, who refused to settle for survival, has designed a powerful tool that allowed him to alleviate family challenges through the thoughtful application of clarity, consistency and commitment (the “3Cs”). Your Family Constitution tells his story and provides a step-by-step process that parents can follow to improve family communication, reduce household tension, and improve the time family members spend together.

Our Family Constitution guides readers through a personalized journey of introspection, visioning, household observation, prioritization, and ultimately the creation of manageable boundaries coupled with consistent rewards and consequences. The product of their labor is a Family Constitution – a clear and consistent set of rules customized to the needs and circumstances of their household.

About Your Family Constitution
Your Family Constitution is a common-sense playbook to reaching family harmony. The principles and tools developed by author Scott Gale to improve his own family relationships, can be applied by today’s parents who routinely juggle “bowling balls” (the weighty needs of career, family, marriage and themselves). Your Family Constitution provides a fun, healthy model for family structure, togetherness and growth, which enables families to create more quality time by minimizing destructive behaviors. Stop listening to well-intentioned parenting advice and reading countless family help books and create Your (own) Family Constitution today. For more information or to contact the author for interviews and speaking engagements, please visit www.yourfamilyconstitution.com.

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Powerful Secret to Reduce Debt – Learn How to Sell Anything Fast

Struggling to get out from under a pile of debt, like many Americans? People in financial trouble often try to make more money or cut their expenses, but they neglect a simple, effective strategy. How to sell anything you don’t need to help reduce debt.

So says author James B. Savage, who wrote the book Sell It Fast: How to sell almost anything with effective low-cost classified ads. “You can sell anything around the house to reduce debt quickly and easily in newspaper classified ads,” he says. “But you need to know how and where to advertise.”

Savage teaches consumers how to price items correctly and place them in online and in-print classified ads, many of which are free or inexpensive.

Many people fail at selling items in classifieds because they don’t know techniques he has mastered over 15 years. Or they avoid trying to sell their old stuff entirely because they believe it is expensive, difficult or a hassle.

Great sell-anything-fast items include cars, motorcycles, kitchen appliances, furniture, lawn mowers, electronics, televisions, cell phones, electronic games and tools or anything that has value, according to Savage.

He advises people to reduce debt by selling items which they are paying off monthly. This only works “as long as you do not owe more than the item is worth,” he cautions.

Sell It Fast tells you:

• How to find the right buyer
• Where to advertise free or at little cost
• The tricks to make your ad better than others
• How to save money advertising
• Why you shouldn’t trade in your car because you can sell it yourself for its real value
• Profit-making tips to sell hobby items and collectibles
• 2 must-do things to make your ad work
• The No. 1 secret to get the best price
• Ways to cut or stop unnecessary responses
• How to prevent getting ripped off by thieves
• And much, much more.

In addition, Savage’s book helps you write the perfect classified quickly with its ad forms. They helped him sell a $5,500 lawn mower in the middle of winter and without any selling expenses.

Sell It Fast – the only tool you’ll need to sell anything and reduce debt – is available at amazon.com or at http://sellanythingfast.com.

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Juliet, Naked – Nick Hornby’s Latest Novel

Penguin has announced the publication of Juliet, Naked, the long awaited novel from Nick Hornby, which sees him return to the music world and will be released by Viking in hardback.

Juliet, Naked, Nick’s latest novel for adults after a four year wait since A Long Way Down, is about the nature of creativity and obsession, and how two lonely people can gradually find each other.

Juliet, Naked tells the story of Annie and Duncan, a mid-thirties couple whose shared interest in musician Tucker Crowe brings them together before ultimately splitting them apart.

Tony Lacey, Nick’s editor at Penguin, said: “Fans of Hornby’s High Fidelity will doubtless be delighted to learn that his next novel takes him back into the music world, though nowhere near the north London of Fever Pitch. His protagonist is a reclusive 80s rock star who is forced out of isolation when the release of a stripped-down version of his most famous album brings him into contact with some of his most passionate fans. Set in America and Lincolnshire, the novel tells the story of two lonely people finding each other across decades and continents.”

Nick Hornby was born in 1957. He is the author of five previous novels, High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award) and Slam; three works of non-fiction, Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award), 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Books Critics Circle Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree; and a Pocket Penguin book of short stories, Otherwise Pandemonium. He recently wrote the screenplay for the film An Education, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and is due for release in the UK in October 2009. Nick Hornby lives and works in Highbury, north London.

Penguin will publish Juliet, Naked in September 2009, adding to the complete list of Nick Hornby books already available on the Penguin website, as well as the blog which Nick updates.

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Enter The World Of “Make Believe” And Read About The Legend Of The Bear Lake Monster, Long Family Traditions, A Tender Love Story, And A Few Mysterious Events!

Scotland has the Lock Ness Monster and Bear Lake Valley has theirs. Do they really exist? The mystery of the Bear Lake Monster has been an exciting part of Idaho history since the early 1800s. David begins to wonder about this legend in “David and the Bear Lake Monster” (ISBN: 978-1-58982-532-1 / American Book Publishing). As the waves splash gently upon the shore and the full moon shines brightly upon Bear Lake, a deep foreboding is in the air and the fawn, sipping from the lake, can sense it. His ears perk up and he stands still. Only the sounds of nature can be heard, but the deer senses that he is in danger and quickly darts away. A few feet from shore, the water abruptly parts and exposes a gigantic brown lump about 90-feet long. Water trickles down its sides as it floats in the stillness of the night.

Midwest Book Review wrote: “With a blend of romance, this deftly written historical fiction series is well deserving of a place in community library historical fiction collections.”

When David returns to the Robert’s family for a visit, he learns about the great Indian legend: the Bear Lake Monster. When he discovers people still believe in this legend, he sets out to prove that it doesn’t exist but the community is insulted that anyone would try to discredit something they have believed in for years. Their legend is sacred to them and part of Bear Lake history. Searching for true happiness, David is reunited with the Roberts family, trying to overcome his troubles! David quickly becomes one with the town and its folk. He finds himself entranced with one very special lady and ends up defending her honor several times. She isn’t like the average woman. Sarah is different. This beautiful and charming woman has a disability that no one seems to notice. He finds out that Sarah has gone through more trials than the average person. She teaches him the importance of not dwelling on the past and how to love life. After a few teases, tricks, and mischievous deeds, David begins to overcome his troubles. As time passes, he realizes he must now face the dilemma of choosing between his work and matters of the heart.

“David and the Bear Lake Monster will keep readers entertained right up to the last page,” wrote Kim Atchue-Cusella of Book Loons. “Linda Weaver Clarke creates another winner with this installment of her Family Saga in Bear Lake Valley series.”

About the Author
Linda Weaver Clarke was raised on a farm surrounded by the rolling hills of southern Idaho. She now makes her home in southern Utah among the beautiful red mountains. Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching a “Family Legacy Workshop,” encouraging others to turn their family history and autobiography into a variety of interesting stories. Clarke is the author of the historical fiction series, “A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho,” which includes the following novels: Melinda and the Wild West – a semi-finalist for the “Reviewers Choice Award 2007,” Edith and the Mysterious Stranger, Jenny’s Dream, David and the Bear Lake Monster, and Elena, Woman of Courage.

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Penguin Has Announced The Publication Of “The Original Of Laura”, The Final Book By Novelist Vladimir Nabokov

Penguin has announced the publication of “The Original of Laura”, the final book by novelist Vladimir Nabokov, a novel which has been the source of much anxiety and contention for Nabokov’s fans and his family.

The Original of Laura which exists on 138 index cards, was complete in Nabokov’s mind, though he died before he could translate his vision onto paper. He asked for the manuscript to be destroyed, so his wife Vera, and later his son Dmitri, faced an agonising choice whether to publish the book or not. After three decades in a Swiss vault, “The Original of Laura”, an extraordinarily beautiful novel, unprecedented in structure and style, will be published for the first time.

In Dmitri’s introduction to his father’s last novel, he recalls that it was only chance that saved an earlier book, “Lolita”, from the incinerator. He has been guided by the precedent of that other book’s survival in choosing to see “The Original of Laura” published.

Dmitri Nabokov, the son of Vladimir said: “When the task passed to me, I did a great deal of thinking. I have said and written more than once that, to me, my parents, in a sense, had never died, but lived on, looking over my shoulder in a kind of virtual limbo, available to offer a thought or counsel in order to assist me with a vital decision, were it a crucial mot juste or some more mundane concern. I decided at this juncture, that, in putative retrospect, Nabokov would not have wanted me to allow a new “Juanita Dark” – for that was an early working title of “Lolita”, destined for cremation – to burn like a latter-day Jeanne d’Arc.”

Penguin is celebrating all Vladimir Nabokov’s writing in three tranches with beautiful new jackets for the entire backlist.

Alexis Kirschbaum, Editor for Penguin Classics said: “Penguin Classics is thrilled that after over 30 years of deliberation, Dmitri Nabokov has at last agreed to let his father’s unfinished final novel, “The Original of Laura” be published. To make the most of this historic literary moment, Penguin Classics plans to republish Nabokov’s entire backlist, as if for the first time, to introduce the public to novels which they may not have heard of before. “Lolita” is only the beginning; from the humour of “Pnin”, to the satire on tyranny in “Bend Sinister” to the transcendent novel of first love in “Mary”; there already exists a Nabokov novel to be discovered for the first time.”

Vladimir Nabokov was born in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian Émigré writers.

Penguin will publish “The Original of Laura”, as well as Nabokov’s other titles about childhood and young love in November 2009, with the author’s experimental novels and nonfiction, including a collection of unpublished poems to follow in spring 2010. Nabokov’s satirical works and a previously unpublished collection of letters to his wife will be published in autumn 2010.

About Penguin:
Penguin was established in 1935 and is one of the world’s leading consumer publishing businesses. Penguin publishing comprises the following imprints: Allen Lane, Fig Tree, Hamish Hamilton, Michael Joseph, Penguin, Penguin Classics, Puffin and Viking. Penguin has offices in 15 countries and is part of the international media company Pearson.

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On Its Anniversary CEOWORLD Magazine Goes Digital

Dear Reader,

I take opportunity, on CEOWORLD magazine anniversary 19 of July, with immense pleasure to inform you that our editorial team of CEOWORLD magazine has decided to launch a digital monthly version of its magazine this September, allowing readers to download over the Web.

Our decision to go for digital edition was influenced by many factors.

First of all, it is because of you – our readers.

CEOWORLD Magazine had 4,332,627 page requests in June 2009. Due to economical crisis, CEOWORLD magazine was fluffing the “appetite” business and technology news and reviews all over the world. We got many request from our readers for subscription that is why we would like to deliver you monthly at your mail digital edition of CEOWORLD magazine.

Why to go digital? Even though we have majority of our readers coming from Unites States and Europe we notices we have had in a day of Memorial of MJ more than 90 countries visitors.

We want to deliver you a digital copy in wherever corner of the World you are, which time you chose to get it. You will be able to subscribe to the monthly online version, package of 3 months subscription, 6 months and a year starting with the September issue.

You will also be able to purchase single copies of the digital magazine edition.

The first issue of CEOWORLD Magazine Digital edition, which will be distributed free of charge to around 2, 50,000 industry figures internationally.

“There is a new generation of readers emerging; “global village” reader so expanding our online offerings makes sense. This is the launch of a significant and very exciting service to our readers.” said Milena Golda, Editor-in-Chief of CEOWORLD Magazine.

It claims to be the first ever digital monthly business and tech magazine for chief executive officers (CEOS), entrepreneurs and other enterprise technologists. It will provide Business, Finance & Technology news, reviews and analysis.

The new monthly business and tech digital magazine, scheduled launch in September, will be overseen by Milena Golda, who also serves as an Editor-in-Chief for CEOWORLD Magazine.

Company plans to incorporate ad-sponsored links and advertisement in its new online product, she added. To advertise your product or content, you can contact the CEOWORLD Magazine Marketing Director Izabela Majos imajos@ceoworld.biz

“We’re very aware of the need to produce something compelling and different by creating a tailored product for readers, it will be produced and delivered as a down-loadable PDF file, laid out in the form of a magazine, complete with a cover and table of contents” says Izabela Majos Marketing Director of CEOWORLD magazine.

Still we will deliver you daily free of charge news and reviews; our digital edition will go beyond of it delivering you extra special reviews and reports.

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About CEOWORLD Magazine
CEOWORLD Magazine is the only magazine written strictly for chief executive officers, top-level (C) executive, entrepreneurs and other technologists ranging from individuals to large institutions. A resource for chief executive officers (CEOS), entrepreneurs.

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Rain Dance – A Novel That Examines The Volatile Issues Of Abortion And Infertility

Sheaf House Publishers announces the August, 2009 release of Rain Dance by author Joy DeKok.

Rain Dance delves into the often silent battles and surprising hypocrisies found in the lives of women facing these two personal crisis.

Publisher and editorial director Joan Shoup contracted Rain Dance because it fits the editorial guidelines and the commitment of Sheaf House to publish novels written with excellence, that are unafraid to dive deep into the heart of sometimes “untouchable” topics, and offer a powerful redemptive message for readers.

“Rain Dance is the perfect fit for Sheaf House,” Shoup says. “The author has written a beautiful story her test readers and reviewers love. She didn’t shy away from the difficult and refused to end the novel with ‘happily ever after.’”

Author Joy DeKok comments, “I’m dedicated to writing with integrity – my faith demands it and the story, which is both plot and character driven, required it. I didn’t choose this topic. It chose me one day while I was cleaning the house. I told God I thought it was a great idea and I hoped He’d find an author for it. Although I argued with Him for almost a year, I realized, He already had His author. Me.”

Rain Dance joins the impressive Sheaf House line up August of 2009.

Endorser Sue Liljenberg, International Director, of Healing Hearts Ministries says, “This book is a must read for all women. Although it is a fictional story the author has brilliantly captured the many issues that women struggle with and offers hope that can only be found in Jesus. She also shows how looking beyond our own circumstances can bring blessings into our lives and the lives of others. I’ve ministered to broken women for over twenty years and I’m thankful for resources like Rain Dance that will reach women who are hurting and give them hope.”

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Melissa Thomas-Dubois, An Experienced Writer And Editor, Teams With Publisher To Release How We Ride Magazine, Atlanta’s Newest Automotive Magazine

Desmick Perkins, owner of Deviate Publishing, that publishes some of the most influential magazines including Crunk, DV8, and SEA, announces today the appointment of Melissa Thomas-Dubois to the position of Senior Editor/Copy Chief. How We Ride is written for readers in the Southeast that appreciate the automotive market space and all that comes with it.

Melissa Thomas-DuboisThe niche of the site and print magazine is that it was conceived in Atlanta, is written by car aficionados in Atlanta, and is geared to those who love all that is automotive in this unique city. Distribution includes upwards of 25,000 consumers who purchase automobiles and after-market products.

Thomas-Dubois is an award-winning writer and marketing consultant based in Atlanta with experience in writing for automotive and lifestyle publications. “I am thrilled to be part of this exciting new venture. This is an organization that really listens to its readers, serving a region I love. I can’t wait to get started,” she offers.

The website launches this month, with the print magazine launching in August. The website will augment the print magazine by covering both breaking news and current events through regular updates and features, covering the latest in automotive news and trends.

How We Ride Magazine

“We are pleased to welcome Melissa to the Deviate family. She comes with a wealth of experience as well as local knowledge and I am sure will add real value to the organization as we prepare to launch How We Ride,” offers Perkins.

About Deviate Publishing
Deviate Publishing, Inc. is an exclusive publishing company that focuses on the production of urban, entertainment & lifestyle magazines. The magazines produced are all on-time, industry driven publications. Standing out from the norm Deviate Publishing produces: DV8 Magazine which is a placeholder for special our editions which include: DV8 Sneaker Edition, DV8 Technology Edition, and the most exciting Green Edition. Our stellar publication is (As seen in ATL the Movie) Crunk Magazine and its sister publication is Crunk Certified. In addition, we produce How We Ride (HWR) Magazine along with our renowned Commemorative Editions. For further information and to learn more about partnering visit: www.hwrmagazine.net.

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A Five Star Tale Is Reborn

Much like a Broadway play, TV co-producer and writer Mario Bernheim took his novel, Michael’s Reward out of town and came back with five star reviews by some very discerning and enthusiastic readers f r o m coast to coast. This is Bernheim’s first novel.

“Michael’s Reward” takes the Old Testament book of Job and adapts it beat-for-beat in a modern spiritual drama s e t in Santa Barbara , California . The story takes you through a journey of extremes with Michael, a very successful and faithful family man who loses everything because God and Satan have made a wager on his devotion and dedication. Echoing the lives of so many people today, Michael looses what he thought was important, but finds that the depth of his faith in God proves to be his salvation in every way.

Mario Bernheim started his career in the entertainment industry at Universal Studios working for movie director Joel Schumacher. He was a founding staff member of Comic Relief on HBO, hosted by Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams. Mario spent 12 years administering and co-producing TV specials to raise money and awareness for America ‘s homeless.

Having visited so many homeless shelters across the country Mr. Bernheim drew both inspiration and details for his book f r o m those people who were looking for help and a way back to a life they once knew. Bernheim added, “Whether it’s Job who lived this story three thousand years ago or someone in Anywhere, USA , this story will show us that faith doesn’t come easy but its rewards are immeasurable”.

“Michael’s Reward” is available online at www.michaelsreward.com.

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New Book Shows How to Make Your Christian Life Recession-proof

In his informative new guidebook, Wealth out of Ashes (published by AuthorHouse), Bode Ososami combines extensive management experience with a Christian ministry background to present a unique view on wealth and prosperity using biblical concepts.

Incorporating straightforward information with self-help concepts, Wealth out of Ashes seeks to answer questions like, “What do you do when everything is melting down and the promises of God seem distant?” and “Are there explanations and responses that can put us back on track?”

In his explanation on how to convert trials into triumphs, Ososami covers themes that describe how to:

• Receive supernatural provision
• Defeat debt
• Prosper in dark times
• Ensure your financial future
• Eliminate poverty
• Please God in your finances

Along with financial advice, Wealth out of Ashes offers prayers and group discussion guidelines to support teaching and counseling services for businesses and individuals. Find out more in this informative new book which can make your Christian life “Recession-proof”.

Bode Ososami is an ordained minister and parish pastor. He received initial training in chemical engineering and management and further training at the Redeemed Christian Bible College & Schools. He retired as a director in a leading global management consultancy after more than 20 years in the field. He currently pastors the Covenant House Parish of the Redeemed Church of God, one of the fastest-growing churches in the world located in Lagos, Nigeria. He is also the author of Worship in Spirit and in Truth (also published by AuthorHouse).

More information is available at www.recessionproofchristianlife.com or www.RCCG.org

AuthorHouse is the premier publishing house for emerging authors and new voices in literature. For a complimentary copy of this book for review, members of the media can contact the AuthorHouse Promotional Services Department by calling 888-728-8467 or emailing pressreleases@authorhouse.com. (When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address.)

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Don’t Judge a Friend by His/Her Appearance

Written and illustrated by Rita Kaye Vetsch, The Many Colors of Friendship is a unique story about diversity that will enthrall young readers.

Luis is a new student in Katherine’s first grade class. But because he looks different than her, Katherine is afraid to talk to Luis and goes home feeling sad and confused.

In her dreams that night, Katherine finds herself in a jungle surrounded by colorful creatures. There she meets Sanjay, the purple emerald boa; Addie, a bright orange tree sloth; Sophie, the brilliant rainbow-colored toucan; and Chen, a giant ocean-blue panda bear.

At first, the jungle animals frighten Katherine, but they eventually help her to confront her fears, to explore their differences and to realize that friends do come in many different colors, sizes and shapes. When Katherine next goes to school, she talks to Luis and realizes how much they have in common. This begins a new & everlasting friendship.

Publisher’s Website…

ISBN: 9781606937563 / SKU: 1606937561

About the Author:

Author Rita Kaye Vetsch resides in Central Minnesota with her husband, Dan, who also helped with illustrations, and her 5-year-old daughter, Katherine. Her daughter was the inspiration for The Many Colors of Friendship, which took nearly two years to write. Vetsch credits Beatrix Potter, E.B. White and Judy Blume for giving her the joy of reading when she was young.

Monticello Times – Newspaper article on my book http://www.monticellotimes.com/articles/2009/07/09/…

For media inquiries, appearances, or other publicity — please contact: Ellen Green — PressManager@aegpublishinggroup.com

15% of Book Proceeds go to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

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This Is For The Mara Salvatrucha Inside the MS-13, America’s Most Violent Gang by Samuel Logan


ADVANCE PRAISE

“A searing, trenchant investigation into the alluring and tragic world of twenty-first-century organized crime.” – DAVID D. DANELO, author of The Border

“This is war reporting from America’s urban underworld. Logan’s examination of the MS-13 through the eyes of its foot soldiers is authoritative, and scary.” – ANDY WEBB-VIDAL, CEO, Latin-IQ

“As [Logan] exposes the tragic life-and-death story of Brenda Paz, he escorts us into the world of the MS-13 and all their wicked, butchering violence that America is only now becoming aware of.” – JAY DOBYNS, author of No Angel

“[A] groundbreaking case study. The inner workings and social context of MS-13 are presented in a gripping, dynamic, and readable narrative.” – JOHN P. SULLIVAN, senior research fellow, Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism, and originator of third-generation gang theory

In THIS IS FOR THE MARA SALVATRUCHA: Inside the MS-13, America’s Most Violent Gang (Hyperion; July 7, 2009; hardcover; $24.99) investigative journalist Samuel Logan offers the first English-language profile of a group the FBI calls “the fastest growing and most violent gang in the country.” Formed by Salvadoran immigrants on the rough streets of Los Angeles in the 1980s, the Mara Salvatrucha – or MS-13 – has now grown to more than 60,000 members worldwide. The FBI has created a special task force to curb its expansion, something it has never done before, even for high-profile gangs like the Bloods, the Crips, and the Mexican Mafia. Despite such efforts, though, the MS-13 continues to grow, seeping deeper into the neighborhoods of America and bringing with it violence, extortion, fear, and crime.

THIS IS FOR THE MARA SALVATRUCHA follows the tragic story of one MS-13 member, a charismatic Honduran-American teenager named Brenda Paz. Brenda became a “jumped in” member of the gang at age fifteen, lured by the camaraderie of members and the excitement of street life. She witnessed and helped to commit many crimes, and was arrested at sixteen in connection with a robbery. Eager to escape the brutality she had begun to encounter so regularly, Brenda began sharing her knowledge of the gang with authorities. Her inside accounts of the MS-13’s most violent acts, private traditions, and secret symbols were thorough and invaluable to officials. But the Mara Salvatrucha has rules, and despite being in the FBI’s Witness Protection Program, Brenda was found dead within a year.

While other reporters have focused on the horrifying circumstances of Brenda’s murder – she was 17, pregnant, and killed by her boyfriend – Logan provides an in-depth portrait of this fascinating young woman and her life in the gang. He interviewed all the key players in Brenda’s last years of life, including her loving family, fellow MS-13 members, the law enforcement officers and lawyers who tried to help Brenda escape the gang, and the families of the victims of the gang’s violence. The result is a compelling and frightening narrative that delves deeper into the MS-13 than any book has before and offers a potent warning against the seductions and dangers of gang life.

Beyond illuminating Brenda’s story, Logan also sheds light on important issues for America’s growing Latino population, touching on effects of immigration, deportation, and the daily realities of at-risk and underserved youths in the immigrant community. He can speak to:

1. United States Immigration policy in recent years, particularly the effects of aggressive deportation
2. The appeal of the gang lifestyle and how we can help at-risk youths escape the temptation
3. The structure of the MS-13 and the threat it poses in this country and others
4. Drug and arms trafficking and associated violence on the U.S.-Mexico border
5. Law enforcement efforts to contain and prevent gang activity
6. How and why Hispanic street gangs have grown into international crime organizations
7. The immigrant experience in this country and ways in which our police and justice systems serve and disserve immigrants

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Samuel Logan is an investigative reporter based in Latin America. For the past five years, he has reported on gang activity across the United States, Mexico, and Central America. Mr. Logan’s work has attracted the attention of private intelligence companies, the Inter-American Dialogue, Booz Allen Hamilton, the National Security Agency, the Eurasia Group, the RAND corporation, Control Risks Group, the European Security Institute, Kroll, the International Crisis Group, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, analysts with U.S. Southern Command, the Cambridge Energy Research Associates, the Federation of American Scientists, and other organizations that maintain open channels of dialogue with him about all matters pertaining to security in Latin America and how it affects security in the United States.

Visit www.thisisforthemarasalvatrucha.com for more information.

THIS IS FOR THE MARA SALVATRUCHA:
Inside the MS-13, America’s Most Violent Gang
By Samuel Logan
Published by Hyperion
Publication Date: July 7, 2009
Price: $24.99; Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-4013-2324-0

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New Book Examines Importance of Worship

Worship in Spirit and in Truth

“People are increasingly searching for truth and are disillusioned as the current global economic crisis takes its toll and shocking social decay moves closer,” writes Bode Ososami in his new book, Worship in Spirit and in Truth (published by AuthorHouse). “At the heart of these questions is the question of worship: Are we really on the right track? Are we doing the right things, believing the right things? What could have gone wrong and when?” Readers seeking answers to these questions will find some food for thought in this comprehensive new book.

Thoroughly researched using knowledge gleaned from the teachings, literature and knowledge of many elders, Worship in Spirit and Truth focuses on understanding worship and related issues. Ososami intends for it to be a wake-up call: “Be watchful and aware of the wiles of the kingdom of darkness to steal, kill and destroy the destiny of dominion and overcoming power belonging to the true saints,” he warns.

Written in five parts, the first four sections of Worship in Spirit and in Truth primarily provide teachings to reestablish the biblical meaning of worship. Topics include who and what to worship, important themes in heavenly worship, expressions of heavenly worship and how to gain a breakthrough in worship.

The last section delves into more recent trends affecting worship styles. Ososami examines how modern entertainment, particularly music, has played a role in subtly changing worship styles. He points to these changes as playing a major role in deviations from “divine patterns and God-given doctrines, resulting in a people prepared not for God but to please humanity.” The metaphor of the Trojan Horse is used to illustrate his point.

Thought-provoking and informative, Worship in Spirit and in Truth will appeal to readers confused about the best way to worship and anyone seeking a broader understanding of its process and history.

Bode Ososami is an ordained minister and parish pastor. He received initial training in chemical engineering and management. He has also been trained at the Redeemed Christian Bible College & Schools. He retired as a director in a leading global management consultancy after more than 20 years in the field. He currently pastors the Covenant House Parish of the Redeemed Church of God, one of the fastest-growing churches in the world located in Lagos, Nigeria. More information is available at www.RCCG.org.

AuthorHouse is the premier publishing house for emerging authors and new voices in literature. For a complimentary copy of this book for review, members of the media can contact the AuthorHouse Promotional Services Department by calling 888-728-8467 or emailing pressreleases@authorhouse.com.

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http://www.authorhouse.com/Bookstore/ItemDetail.aspx?bookid=58060

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