FED Publishing Releases New Book, “Artak and The Forgotten Mark” by Christian Walker

Artak and The Forgotten Mark, by Christian Walker, takes you on the epic journey of a boy who travels the world to become the man and warrior he was destined to be.

Madison, WI, USA — Christian Walker’s Artak and The Forgotten Mark is the story of Artak, who having travelled the world mastering his fighting skills, returns home a fearless warrior.

When Artak was merely 14, he watched his parents killed along with his entire village. In fear, the boy barely escaped the fiery scene by his father’s command. This shock engraved in his heart a vow to avenge them one day.

Collapsing at the gates of Wimbra a few days later, he is taken in by Martuk, the village leader. Accepting him as his own child, he teaches the young boy everything he knows of the art of sword combat, but given his natural abilities and determination, in a short time he surpasses the skills of his teacher.

Little does he know fate will soon give him the chance he’s long waited for; to meet face to face with the beast that left him an orphan.

“A good read for all fans of fantasy, adventure, swords and dragons.” ~5 Star Review

Genre – Dragons, Romance, Friendship, Love, Brotherhood, Heroism, Fantasy, Adventure

Artak and The Forgotten Mark ISBN 9781506905006, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 244 page print book version, ISBN 9781506904993 is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Christian Walker


FED Publishing Releases New Book, “My Journey, A Victory Over Cancer Through Alternative Methods” by Valarie Hendriks

My Journey, A Victory Over Cancer Through Alternative Methods, by Valarie Hendriks, is a story about one courageous woman’s journey and victory over cancer through alternative methods.

Oakland Township, MI, USA — Valarie Hendriks’ My Journey, A Victory Over Cancer Through Alternative Methods is a book that will make you laugh, make you cry, inspire you and motivate you. However, most of all it will help you in battling one of the most dreaded diseases plaguing mankind, cancer.

Valarie Hendriks grew up in the Midwest part of the United States. After college she got a job in the Optical field and is currently working as a Manager and ABO Certified Optician. Along the way she got married to her spouse of twenty five years. Her hobbies are tennis, horseback riding and Ball Room Dancing. She competed in Ball Room Dancing and won several competitions over her career. Then one day she was diagnosed with cancer. At this point in her life she thought her entire world was falling apart. However, she was determined to defeat this dreaded disease.

Her book My Journey, A Victory Over Cancer Through Alternative Methods is a book that Valarie wrote that outlines how she beat cancer. In her book she provides all of the information that she learned through two years of research so that she could help other people in their battle against cancer without going through the trauma of traditional cancer treatments. Her book is uplifting, inspiring, and motivational. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry but most of all it could help you to defeat one of the most dreaded diseases in the world, the disease that we call cancer.

Genre – Cancer, Cure, Alternative Methods, Alternative Medicine, Cancer Cure, Inspiration, Treatment, Motivational

The ebook version of My Journey, A Victory Over Cancer Through Alternative Methods ISBN 9781506903477, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 194 page print book version, ISBN 9781506903460, and ISBN 9781506903453 hardback, are published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Valarie Hendriks

Paradigm Shift Reflects Essential Turning Point in the Conscious Evolution of Mankind on Planet Earth

Prolific Author-Philosopher Notes that the Way Forward Embraces the Abundant Synergy of Man and Woman Balance.

Las Vegas, NV, USA — In his new treatise, author and philosopher Christopher Alan Anderson offers an educational writing that points to a different direction for our collective lives. In these turbulent times, with mankind and Planet Earth at a turning point, he asks, “What is the actual foundation we can base life upon?”

The Man and Woman Manifesto: What We Believe! answers this question, presenting a paradigm shift into Man and Woman Balance, a system of understanding the universe in terms of the fundamental polarities of maleness and femaleness and the balance thereof.

In religious terms, Anderson clarifies, we might say, “If there is a ‘God the Father’ there must also be a ‘God the Mother,’ not a ‘God the Mother’ as a secondary existence to ‘God the Father’ but as an equal and opposite primary existence to ‘God the Father.'” In philosophical terms, “Only [sexual] opposites can unite to then again divide…creating the spiritual lineage of [procreant] love.” This essential balanced interdependence offers a rich and life-enhancing reality all human beings can live by.

In an era in which it is clear our past and current religious and political structures have failed us, Anderson notes that many are confused about which way to turn. He comments, “We are being offered a sexual progressivism through L, G, B, T, Q as well as an existential threat in Islamic radicalism. In the meantime, our own constitutional system of governance and Christian roots seem to comprise a history, so what is the way forward? How are we to move ahead without a foundation based on life itself?”

The Man and Woman Manifesto: What We Believe! asserts that life is the only state of existence between male and female and that love is its one expression. The author further suggests that their every moment/touch is a spiritual resurrection/rebirth. In other words, procreation is not just physical in nature but spiritual as well. With this understanding, concludes Anderson, we may truly “love ye one another.”

He explains, “Love is a good place from which to begin the life endeavor, as Man and Woman Balance can only be an expression of love.” In short, “Man and woman can only love each other, now and forever,” so might not this living reality, both on an individual basis and within the world at large, be the actual foundation from which we can live together?

Anderson cautions, “This is not an easy book, but if you can capture and live its essence, your life will forevermore have purpose.”

Book Title: The Man and Woman Manifesto: What We Believe!
Author: Christopher Alan Anderson
Publisher: First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com)
Category: Philosophy, Spirituality, Self-Help, Sexuality
Soft Cover: 978-1506903149 | $18.95
Hard Cover (color edition): 978-1506904184 | $28.95
eBook: 978-1506903156 | $9.99
Availability: http://www.manandwomanbalance.com (and nearly all e-reader and device retailers, including: Amazon/Kindle, iTunes, Barnes & Noble/Nook)

About the Author: Christopher Alan Anderson received the basis of his education from the University of Science and Philosophy, Swannanoa, Waynesboro, Virginia. He resides in the transcendental/romantic tradition, that vein of spiritual creativity of the philosopher and poet. His quest has been to define and express an eternal romantic reality from which a man and a woman can together stand in their differences and create a living universe of procreative love. Mr. Anderson began these writings in 1971. The first writings were published in 1985. When asked to describe their overall message, he responded, “Spiritual procreation. Mankind has yet to distinguish the two sexes on the spiritual level. In this failure lies the root of our problems and why we cannot yet touch the eternal together. The message of man and woman balance brings each of us together in love with our eternal other half right now.”

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Christopher Alan Anderson

FED Publishing Releases New Book, “Early Morning Wanderings” by Steve Lake

Early Morning Wanderings, by Steve Lake, pokes a bit of fun at himself and all of us in this book of short quips and poems.

Carlsbad, CA, USA — Steve Lake’s Early Morning Wanderings is a fun read. A must read for those days when all you want is a bit of happy.

“Fun and whimsical read. Often thought provoking, mixed in with laugh out loud moments. Ogden Nash would be proud….” ~71duck

Lake states “When I wake up in the morning there are random thoughts running through my mind. I turn some of these into poetry. I have lots of free time.”

Good things come to those who wait
At least that’s what I’ve been told
Wonder what will be my fate?
So far all I am is old

Steve Lake grew up in Long Beach, California. He has a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Washington (1980). Steve worked for 25 years as an outdoor science teacher in Southern California. He now resides in Carlsbad, Ca. and spends as much time as possible at the beach.

Genre – Thoughtful, Humorous, Inspiring, Current, Mischievous, Tawdry, Environmental, Risqué, Political, Happy

The Early Morning Wanderings 68 page print book version ISBN 9781506904870, and hardcover ISBN 9781506904283, are published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com) and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Steve Lake

FED Publishing Releases New Book, “American Prisons: A Critical Primer on Culture and Conversion to Islam” by SpearIt

American Prisons: A Critical Primer on Culture and Conversion to Islam, by SpearIt, takes a sober look at our prison system, the 700,000 inmates released annually and their communities.

Houston, TX, USA — SpearIt’s American Prisons: A Critical Primer on Culture and Conversion to Islam is a critical exploration of prisons in contemporary America. Paying special attention to race and Islam, the work draws on a range of data and sources, including interviews and written correspondence with current and ex-prisoners, documentary research, and congressional hearings on topics that include criminal justice and religion, culture, conversion, radicalization, and reform.

“The overarching message of my anthology, American Prisons: A Critical Primer on Culture and Conversion to Islam, is that problems in prison are not isolated from society, and unlike the Las Vegas slogan, what happens in prison doesn’t stay in prison. Prisons are not neatly cornered off from society, but rather, are partners in toxic relationships with the communities to which ex-prisoners return.”

SpearIt is an Associate Professor of Law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University. He has taught for the Prison University Project at California’s death-row facility, San Quentin State Prison, as well as taught Corrections Law at Saint Louis University School of Law, in addition to serving on the Advisory Board of the Prison Program–a program that offers courses to both inmates and staff. He is currently active in the American Bar Association’s Corrections Committee and its work to restore Pell Grant Funding for prisoners.

Genre – American Prisons, Islam, Muslim, Conversion, Culture, Criminal Justice, Race, Religion, Latinos, Radicalization

The ebook version of American Prisons: A Critical Primer on Culture and Conversion to Islam ISBN 9781506904887, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 192 page print book version, ISBN 9781506904870 is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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FED Publishing Releases New Book, “The Silver Mosaic, a Winston Churchill 1930s Thriller” by Michael McMenamin & Patrick McMenamin

The Silver Mosaic, a Winston Churchill 1930s Thriller, by Michael McMenamin & Patrick McMenamin continues their award-winning series with a new, action-packed story of conspiracy and intrigue concerning the Jewish-inspired, world-wide boycott of German exports after the Nazis take power in early 1933.

Cleveland, OH, USA — In March 1933, the weak German economy is in peril. Winston Churchill wants to push it over the cliff with a boycott of German exports and take with it the new Nazi government whose brown-shirted SA thugs are terrorizing Germany’s Jews.

Working with Cleveland’s Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, present in Berlin the day Hitler took office, Churchill enlists the help of his goddaughter, Hearst photojournalist Mattie McGary, and her fiancé, ex-US Army intelligence agent Bourke Cockran. Mattie sets out to discover and expose the Nazis’ secret plan to defeat the boycott while Silver and Churchill send Cockran to Prague to retrieve microfilm of confidential customer data stolen from German exporters by anti-Nazi German patriots. Using it, foreign competitors can undercut German exports with lower prices.

The Nazis fight back and enlist two unlikely allies: the new US president Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Jewish Authority in Palestine. FDR opposes the boycott because of the damage it will do to American investors if the Germany economy crashes. The Jewish Authority plans to sell out the boycott in exchange for the Nazis allowing German Jews to emigrate to Palestine with funds in excess of German currency controls. Nazi, Jewish and American MID agents then join forces to wage a deadly battle against Mattie and Çockran that takes them from New York to London, Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Prague, Copenhagen, and Stockholm.

Michael McMenamin is the author of the critically acclaimed Becoming Winston Churchill, The Untold Story of Young Winston and His American Mentor. His son Patrick McMenamin is an award-winning journalist who has produced stories for ABC News, Fox News and HuffPost. The first four novels in their 1930s era “Winston Churchill Thriller” series received a total of 14 literary awards. The Silver Mosaic is their fifth Winston Churchill Thriller and they are currently at work on their sixth, The Liebold Protocol.

Visit the authors at: http://www.winstonchurchillthrillers.com / http://www.facebook.com/winstonchurchillthrillers.

Genre – Churchill, Hitler, Göring, Röhm, FDR, Chamberlain, Anti-Semitism, Boycott, Storm Trooper, Nazi

The ebook version of The Silver Mosaic, a Winston Churchill 1930s Thriller ISBN 9781506904511, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 440 page print book version, ISBN 9781506904504, and ISBN 9781506904498 hardback, are published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com) and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Michael McMenamin

Westwind Balloon Co. Presents Michigan’s Fall Color Tour From a Hot Air Balloon

“Michigan fall colors are spectacular flying OVER tree tops in a hot air balloon,” says Scott Lorenz, President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Company of Plymouth, Michigan.

Ann Arbor, MI, USA — Michigan’s fall color season is fast approaching and there’s no better way to see the colors than from a hot air balloon. Hot air balloonists offer a stunning platform from which to enjoy this once a year feast for the eyes. “Michigan fall colors are spectacular flying OVER tree tops in a hot air balloon,” says Scott Lorenz, President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Company of Plymouth, Michigan. (http://www.AboveMichigan.com)

“The palate of colors just takes your breath away,” says Lorenz “I love taking photos from the balloon especially when we fly over Island Lake State Park, it’s fabulous, it’s ten times better than driving. People just have no idea how pretty it is until they get above it.”

“Want to get a preview of a flight?” asks Lorenz, “I put together of some of our fall color flights. The views are incredible as we glide over canopy of trees. There’s no better way to enjoy Michigan’s fall colors than from a hot air balloon.” Check out a fall color flight with WDIV-TV of Detroit at: http://youtu.be/DzOMvjEgX-U

Most hot air balloon rides in Michigan last about one hour and Lorenz flies over the woods and streams of Kensington Park and Island Lake State Park. He and several other pilot friends meet at Park ‘n Ride area off Milford Road and I-96 (exit # 155) about 2 1/2 hours before sunset. From there he’ll launch helium balloons, determine the wind direction, then take a short drive to one of nine launch sites in the area that give the best views and best landing sites downwind.

What to wear? Lorenz suggests passengers wear tennis shoes and jeans. He says the air temp “upstairs” is within a couple degrees of ground temp so it’s not a factor. Cameras and video cameras are highly recommended to preserve the once in a lifetime moments while flying over the countryside.

Since fall color balloon flights are popular Lorenz suggests people call now to reserve a spot. Flights cost $695 for a private ride which is two passengers and the pilot. All flights are pre-paid. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and PayPal are accepted. Gift certificates are available.

To really appreciate all of the fall color that Michigan has to offer, call a balloonist and schedule a flight today, the view is really better from above! Fall Color Video URL: http://youtu.be/1R-QsurhW6M

Westwind Balloon Company – Plymouth, MI, Flying over Kensington Park, Brighton, South Lyon and Milford. 734-667-2098 | http://www.westwindcos.com/balloon | Scott Lorenz, Pilot and Owner.

About Scott Lorenz
Scott Lorenz, a commercial balloon pilot since 1982, has logged 1,850 + hours in-flight. He has flown over Niagara Falls, The Great Wall of China, Disney World, the Olympics, Austria, Japan, Spain, Red Rock Canyon NM. He co-piloted a Guinness World Record flight to 19,000′ and a 20 hour-Gas Balloon flight from MI to KY. Westwind has been featured by FOX-2 Detroit, WDIV, WJR, The Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, HOUR Detroit, to name a few and was named “most creative date” by It’s Just Lunch. In 2012 Westwind was name one of America’s Most Romantic companies for the balloon engagement flights. Scott’s Westwind Balloon Company offers unforgettable rides over Michigan’s breathtaking countryside. Balloon rides make terrific gifts!! Call 734-667-2098 or visit: http://www.AboveMichigan.com.

Westwind Balloon Company is a member of The Balloon Federation of America (BFA) and the Southeast Michigan Balloon Federation (SEMBA).

Michigan Fall Color Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BDl12PjPqQ

Media Contact: Scott Lorenz | Westwind Co. | 734-667-2090