Former Cop Gives Back, Announces New Book

ADAM DAVIS, Author of Amazon best-selling devotional, Spirit & Truth: 52 Encouraging Messages for America’s Law Enforcement announces the release of his new book, Be Awakened: A New You in 40 Days on January 22, 2017.

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Dothan, AL, USA — Visit http://www.AdamDavis.co/Media-Kit for contact details, review copies, photos, and an author bio. A story of one man’s journey to success and how you can live your dreams.

ADAM DAVIS, Author of Amazon best-selling devotional, Spirit & Truth: 52 Encouraging Messages for America’s Law Enforcement announces the release of his new book, Be Awakened: A New You in 40 Days on January 22, 2017. Davis continues his commitment to law enforcement through giving a portion of all book sales to benefit a non-profit organization funding law enforcement training and assistance.

While serving in law enforcement, Adam Davis published his first best-seller under the name J.A. Davis. The success of his book created numerous opportunities and a business was born. In September 2015 Adam founded his business and has since grown to operating internationally.

“Sleepwalkers take heart. This book is a guide that will awaken you to a richer, more fulfilling life. If you are a dreamer who is willing to take action you can adapt these new habits for a success you’ve never experienced.”

-#1 New York Times Best-Selling Author Dan Miller 48Days.com

Check out this video to learn more about Adam: http://youtu.be/F_HiWPOFP4U

ADAM DAVIS helps people around the world move from stagnant living to abundant living through coaching, writing, and public speaking. His words have inspired people to take massive action on their dreams and goals. In Be Awakened: A New You in 40 Days, Adam reveals his proven process for awakening your mind, spirit and drive to pursue the things that excite you!

Learn how to:

• START with nothing but a dream.
• AWAKEN your spirit man to pursue your calling.
• IDENTIFY your purpose and passions.
• OVERCOME procrastination and perfectionism.
• BELIEVE in yourself when nobody else does.

ADAM DAVIS is a husband, father, small business owner, and writer. He is focused on helping small business owners and individuals achieve their goals and live the life of their dreams. Adam is the author of Amazon Best-Seller Spirit & Truth: 52 Encouraging Messages for America’s Law Enforcement and is a Contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine as well as The Huffington Post. He has been featured on FoxNews.com and The Blaze Radio Network. Learn more about Adam at http://www.AdamDavis.co.

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334-618-8295
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First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “The Miracle Revolution” by Mark Landau

The Miracle Revolution, by Mark Landau, is a remarkably different, remarkably sensual, science fiction exploration of healing our modern world.

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Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA — Mark Landau’s The Miracle Revolution is an erotic, spiritual, healing, adventure, save-the-world, space opera, fantasy novel that will shock and delight you. Fifty Shades of Grey meets Lord of the Rings meets Wonder Woman meets the Rapture. Beware. It’s genre bending, boundary breaking, mostly nonviolent and contains sporadic super-kink, graphic super-sex and some deep, true, special, precious, honest-to-God wisdom.

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“This is a book like no other I can remember reading… It is an entertaining, erotic, spiritual, rollicking good time of a simple sci-fi story that will probably provoke you, turn you on (or off) and possibly, if you let it, gently remind you of values long since buried in the cynicism of the 21st century western world. The Miracle Revolution is a fantasy about healing the world and the realization of dreams that western societies have long since abandoned or never even dreamed. And it is a love story.” ~Bruce MacLaren

5.0 out of 5 stars This book is astonishing in several ways and contains gifts few initially appreciate. Dive in and, perhaps, take an evolutionary leap forward. ~Shannon White

Genre – Erotica, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Healing, Spiritual, Novel, Fiction, Ascension

The ebook version of The Miracle Revolution ISBN 9781506903026, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 254 page print book version, ISBN 9781506903002, and hard back book version, ISBN 9781506903019, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Mark Landau
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m@mark-landau.com

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Ten Cents A Dance” by Fred Berri

Ten Cents A Dance, by Fred Berri, takes us on a hunt for an obsessed serial killer with a strange biblical fascination.

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Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA — Fred Berri’s Ten Cents A Dance is a suspenseful page turner! Can Detective Johnny Vero stop the strange string of murders?

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Homicide Detective, Johnny Vero, travels to France and works with Interpol to hunt a serial killer. The killer targets dance hall women who charge a fee of ten cents for a 3 minute spin on the dance floor. They story takes a bizarre turn when it is discovered they are murdered in the Budapest Hotel in certain room numbers which have biblical meanings. Why is the killer choosing these rooms? Detective Vero needs to find the answers before more women are killed.

I am so glad I found this author, fred berri. I will continue to follow him. I read his first novel, Cousins’ Bad Blood which was intriguing and well developed as this new novel, Ten Cents a Dance, featuring a new character, homicide Detective Johnny Vero. The story moves and keeps you in suspense as Detective Vero faces the challenges of hunting this serial killer. I recommend this novel as I have his previous novel. I am glad I found a author I will follow as a fan of his writing. I hope there is a follow-up or a series. I recommend this as a must to your reading list. ~Michael Anthony

Fred Berri was born in the Bronx. He has lived many places and has had a diversified career, including owning his own business. Berri graduated Columbia State University with a business degree. Berri now lives in Florida where he retired after many years as a Financial Specialist and a top producer for one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S. During his career, he has been interviewed by newspaper reporters for his business, written many articles for trade publications as well as articles published for web based sites. Berri has done public speaking and has had the opportunity to be in a few T.V. commercials, including voice-overs. His published works are included in E-zine.com, ArticlesBase.com, GoArticles.com and Services magazine, a trade publication. Mr. Berri is the website creator and founder of http://www.retirementusa.com.

Genre – Murder, Mystery, Homicide, Serial Killer, Thriller, Interpol, Romance, Jury, Trial

The ebook version of Ten Cents A Dance ISBN 9781506902838, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 254 page print book version, ISBN 9781506902821, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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fredberri@gmail.com

FED Publishing Releases New Book, “It’s In Their Blood: A Memoir of Siblings Reunited and Their Showbiz Legacy” by Scott Lee Needham

It’s In Their Blood: A Memoir of Siblings Reunited and Their Showbiz Legacy, by Scott Lee Needham, is a sibling reunion 70 years in the making.

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La Mirada, CA, USA — Scott Lee Needham’s It’s In Their Blood: A Memoir of Siblings Reunited and Their Showbiz Legacy is about the seemingly impossible. Siblings of a Vaudeville family separated at a young age, venture to Hollywood on separate paths, then reunite after 70 years.

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This Memoir is written through the eyes, interviews, research and experiences of the author. It is a gift to his family; a verification of genetic history once lost, now found, resulting in discovery that had no memory, and memories that made a 70-year reunion possible. It is also a story for all of us, starting within this family and its consistent success in the professions that helped corroborate the passion and need to communicate. From printers, writers and publishers to vaudevillians and Hollywood actors, this true story reminds all of us about the wonders of inheritance, and how its relevancy revealed the seemingly miraculous. This family, once together and thriving, then separated for decades, now united and forever recorded within their memories and the contents of this book.

Author Scott Lee Needham’s professions have ranged from management, to business owner to Electrician. He has written poetry for twenty years, but never took his writing seriously enough to publish…until now. IT’S IN THEIR BLOOD was a story that was not a choice as he describes, but a passionate and purposeful venture that resulted in not only his families historical recording, but a story for all to enjoy. Soon to publish his poetry, he also is working on a children’s book. He lives with his wife and daughter in Southern California.

Genre – Entertainment, Vaudeville, Theater, Hollywood, Actors, Reunion, Siblings, Orphanage, Printers, Publishers

The ebook version of It’s In Their Blood: A Memoir of Siblings Reunited and Their Showbiz Legacy ISBN 9781506902029, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 204 page print book version ISBN 9781506902005, and hardcopy version ISBN 9781506902012 is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Scott Lee Needham
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FED Publishing Releases New Book, “A Woman: Her Struggle Continues, Her Life, My Story” by Jane Beatrice Ejim

A Woman: Her Struggle Continues, Her Life, My Story, by Jane Beatrice Ejim, details as woman’s perspective of life in the aftermath of the Nigerian Biafran War and then settling in Ireland.

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Dublin, Ireland — Jane Beatrice Ejim’s A Woman: Her Struggle Continues, Her Life, My Story is a look at Nigerian life and culture from an Igbo woman’s perspective. It examines a country and people with strong tribal and family ties trying to find its national identity after civil war and post-colonial unrest.

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This book details the challenges women face in our society, brought about by the three striking Institutions: Culture, Politics, and Religion. Jane has highlighted these challenges through her personal life story and the close observation of her family, friends and colleagues.

Jane Beatrice Ejim is an Accounting technician and member of ATI Ireland. She is from Nigeria and lives in Kerry. Jane writes poetry and short stories. Jane Beatrice published Halo life book of poetry in 2010. And, Triad of poetry and stories in 2014 (triad of poetry and stories is 1 book in 3 versions – Igbo, Irish and English); she is a member of Tralee Diverse Writers Group, Women Writers In The New Ireland, and Also Kerry Women Writers Network. She is a motivational speaker, a workshop facilitator, and community development inspirational worker.

Genre – Culture, Politics, Religion, Woman, Lagos, China, Dreams, Biafran War, African, Irish

The 130 page print book version of A Woman: Her Struggle Continues, Her Life, My Story, ISBN 9781506902142, is published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com) and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Jane Beatrice Ejim
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First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Love in the Hornet’s Nest” by Ben Korgen

Love in the Hornet’s Nest, by Ben Korgen, continues the hilarious romantics of Rudy and the world of Umptiscratch University and Sorghum High, in this highly anticipated second book.

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Hope Valley, RI, USA — Ben Korgen’s Love in the Hornet’s Nest is part 2 of the ‘Sorghum’ series which left off with Rudy dodging his amorous landlady with some crazy matchmaking skills. When Rudy tries those same matchmaking skills to find the love of his life the results only get crazier.

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In part two of the Sorghum series, Rudy graduates Umptiscratch University in the spring of 1952, and he becomes the head football coach at Sorghum High School in Minnesota. The football team has lost every game for the past several years. Rudy is determined to turn around both the team and his love life. Where better to start the latter than with the beautiful cheerleading coach Parker Benson.

Read all about Rudy’s trial and tribulations in the world of romance. Of beauty lost and love finally found. Or is it?

Author Ben Korgen has had a highly varied career. He served in the US Navy, earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth, earned a master’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, then coached high school football, earned a PhD in Oceanography at Oregon State University and had a long and rewarding career in Oceanography at the US Naval Oceanographic Office, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Tulane University in New Orleans.

Genre – Love, Romance, Laughter, Football, Relationships, Proposal, Heartbreak, Elation, Disappointment, Opportunities

The ebook version of Love in the Hornet’s Nest ISBN 9781506901466, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold.

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korgen2@cox.net

FED Publishing Releases New Book, “4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising” by Marcia West

4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising, by Marcia West, shows how to use the problems, changes, and decisions of your life to support your growth, bring forth your truest self, and live from your heart.

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Chicago, IL, USA — Marcia West’s 4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising is a guidebook for change that serves the highest good of all involved. The process and tools are appropriate for individuals, families, organizations, communities, countries, and the world at large. A new approach to change is offered that originates in the heart. It works because it comes from love and a consciousness far beyond that of the mind alone.

4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising

Logic is a wonderful thing. But logic is not a workable foundation for change that truly makes a difference. We are moving into the unknown. Logic will not take us there. In fact, the mind cannot lead us in this endeavor. It doesn’t know the way. We must allow our hearts to guide us. 4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change shows you how. ~Marcia West

Author Marcia West, Founder of Bridges of Unity, is a pioneer and leader in the field of unity consciousness. A visionary by nature, and former teacher and engineer by trade and education, Marcia translates her inspired awareness of love-based systems of unity into practical processes and tools for daily life. A gifted speaker whose core essence is unity, Marcia’s passion and focus is to bring understanding and the experience of unity into our earthly lives. You may contact her through her website: http://www.bridgesofunity.com.

Keywords – Change, Conscious Change, Love, Process, Unity, Consciousness, Heartfelt, Truth, Spiritual, Highest Good, New World

The ebook version of 4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising ISBN 9781506901992, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 64 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901985, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to select booksellers.

Media Contact:
Marcia West
+1(941)921-2607
marcia.phillips@sbcglobal.net

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Chicken Salad and Ghosts” by Melanie Spycher

Chicken Salad and Ghosts, by Melanie Spycher, tells us a ghost story filled with ghostly encounters of a positively playful and prank filled kind.

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Tampa, FL, USA — Melanie Spycher’s Chicken Salad and Ghosts is partially an autobiography and part female mystery adaptation. But first, let me introduce myself: I am Nonni in this book. As I am writing this, I can hardly believe it’s been over thirty years since the depicted events took place. You may not believe in ghosts, and I am not documenting these experiences to convince you. I’m simply writing this book because, when reflecting on these memories in my life, thought they were worth sharing with others, both believers and nonbelievers.

Chicken Salad and Ghosts

Back in the seventies I owned a shop in the basement of a three-story, early 1900s house for three years. Though the area was quite small, I managed to keep it well stocked with hand crafted items representing over one hundred consignors. Above my business was the two-story house that functioned as an antique store. As the strange events began taking place, and then increased in frequency, Cookie, who owned the antique store, and I assumed that someone was playing pranks on us. What other explanation could there be? But that was until we began sharing our experiences with other shop owners and found that they, too, had stories to share.

Melanie Spycher was a nurse for thirty years, but ventured down a different path in 1976 when hearing a small consignment shop was for sale. While she expected some challenges in the new business environment, she never anticipated that ghosts would be amongst them. Though Melanie’s time as a small business owner was brief, the playful antics of a resident ghost changed her life forever.

Keywords – Women’s Mystery, Supernatural, Ghosts, Paranormal, Chicken Salad, Friends

The ebook version of Chicken Salad and Ghosts ISBN 9781506901367, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 232 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901831, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Melanie Spycher
+1(941)921-2607
melaniespycher620@gmail.com

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “The Backward Flying Angel” by Jim Sparr

The Backward Flying Angel, by Jim Sparr, is an easy reading, introspective journey through five generations of a contemporary Western family.

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Denver, CO, USA — Jim Sparr’s The Backward Flying Angel gives the reader examples that demonstrate how experiences, family, institutions of education and religion shape our view of life. And how sometimes it all seems to come together and make sense in one beautiful moment.

The Backward Flying Angel

I was so fixated on beauty, I couldn’t see the truth. I should’ve known that it takes an open mind and a pure heart to get closer to the truth.

Join the author as he intertwines five living generations, their different approaches to parenting while reflecting on himself as a grandparent, parent and child as his family travels to and on vacation in Colorado. Sparr deals with subjects such as communicating, discipline, comedy and tragedy, patience, temper, bad language, love and bonding. Finally, great-grandson Carter tells his part of the backward flying angel story from his fifth generation perspective.

Author Jim Sparr holds a B.A. in education, English major, Masters of Urban Affairs (MUA) from Wichita State University. He was Fire Chief for Wichita, Kansas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Jim also owned and operated a consulting company specializing in fire, police, EMS, and emergency management. (http://www.jimsparr.com)

Keywords – Communication, Discipline, Comedy, Tragedy, Patience, Temper, Bad Language, Love, Bonding

The ebook version of The Backward Flying Angel ISBN 9781506902135, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 104 page print book version, ISBN 9781506902128 and hardcopy ISBN 9781506902111, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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kjrlaguna@gmail.com

FED Publishing Releases New Book, “100 things I love and hate about losing 100 lbs!” by Angela Hartshorn

100 things I love and hate about losing 100 lbs!, by Angela Hartshorn, shares her thoughts on the trials and tribulations she endured in her emotional rollercoaster of losing weight.

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San Diego, CA, USA — Angela Hartshorn’s 100 things I love and hate about losing 100 lbs! is an easy, quick read, loaded with humor and honesty. 5 Star Reviews!

100 things I love and hate about losing 100 lbs

Losing weight is an emotional experience and not all of it is happy. Actually, most of it is not happy. Luckily for me I was able to take the big things that stuck to me and focus on the love and hate of each of those things.

At the age of 36 I was over 225 pounds when I decided I needed to lose weight. I really had no idea how to do it so I just made sure I did not eat every single thing I wanted, and tried to get some exercise. As I changed my lifestyle the weight began to come off and over five years I lost 100 pounds. As I went through this process I noticed there was a lot of things I hated. I found myself not nearly as happy as I thought I would be about losing weight so I began to look at those things I hated in a more positive light. In the end I created a list of 100 things I loved, and hated about losing 100 pounds. I have been able to list these things and add commentary to each one of those things. Humor has always been a coping mechanism for me and this book is a great example of how I approach just about everything in life. Good, and bad.

Author Angela Hartshorn is a 42 year old woman who has been described as a chocolate chip cookie with a dash of Tobasco sauce. She spent over five years losing 100 pounds, and has since successfully NOT kept all the weight off. She takes one day at a time, and has been known to have several months of bad eating at a time, but has been able to keep her weight under control by her own standards. As the 100 goal line was approaching she felt a deep need to share her thoughts with others who may be experiencing the same things. She enjoys spending time with her family, learning new things, and eating cupcakes.

Genre – Honest, Humorous, Weight Loss, Struggle, Love, Hate, Cupcakes, Food, Frustration, Happiness

The ebook version of 100 things I love and hate about losing 100 lbs! ISBN 9781506901091, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 94 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901084, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Angela Hartshorn
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hartshornangela@yahoo.com

New Book Release – Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors – Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs, by Marvin Francis Fouty

Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors – Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs, by Marvin Francis Fouty, sings of lost times and people – a warm breeze of yesterday.

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Bath, MI, USA (March 9, 2016) — Marvin Francis Fouty’s Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors – Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs introduces a boy, growing up in Lansing and Houghton Lake, Michigan, an early life with grandparents during World War II and its aftermath and how the war colored their lives. They are heartfelt poems and memoirs so their stories don’t disappear from memory.

I began writing family memoirs two years ago and sharing them with my family and friends. My memory goes back to the years before World War II. I was four years old in the summer of 1941 and have vivid memories of my maternal grandparents, Peter and Maren Sollid and my fraternal grandfather, Clell Fouty. Peter and Maren had ten children, my mother, Dorothy, and her sister, Gunda, the oldest girls. They talked about their early years, growing up on the farm in Eaton County in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Author Marvin Francis Fouty is a writer, a poet and the Creative Director of Philo Publishing. He is a retired Professional Land Surveyor and Real Estate Broker who lives in Bath, Michigan. He is a Fellow of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors in Lansing and a Fellow of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping in Washington, D.C. As a member of Mensa and Intertel he is the Scholarship Chairman for Mid-Michigan Mensa and a member of the Lansing Community College Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Genre – Biography, Memoir, Norway, Michigan, Poetry, Math, History, Essay, Fun

The ebook version of Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors – Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs ISBN 9781506900964, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 118 page print book version, ISBN 9781506900957, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Marvin Francis Fouty
+1(941)921-2607
mffouty@gmail.com

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Accidental Dad” by Joshua McDowell

Accidental Dad, by Joshua McDowell, exposes the harsh realities of being a single father in today’s world.

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Toledo, OH, USA — Joshua McDowell’s Accidental Dad introduces a single father on a mission. He believes being a parent is the most rewarding experience in the world. For that reason, he wants you to help him change the family court system. A must read for young fathers and potential young fathers alike.

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Each year, millions of children grow up in fatherless homes, resulting in teen pregnancies, school dropouts, depression, and suicide. Each child wants, needs, and deserves to grow up with a strong relationship with both parents.

McDowell is not an expert in conventional terms, but he knows how it felt to grow up without his father, and he also knows how it feels for a single father to have to deal with the court system that can make a father feel worthless. He shares firsthand information about our family courts to provide a clear understanding of the bias in courts across this country against fathers who want custody of their children. Joshua McDowell is handing us all a challenge. Help McDowell change the world, and help bring loving, caring, good fathers back to the head of household!

“Contrary to popular belief, many single fathers are getting the short end of the stick. I dedicate this book to all single fathers who truly love their children and want to be a major part of their lives. My son is my life, yet there were days in court when I would get so frustrated, so angry, and so tired of battling the bias against fathers – against me – that I was almost willing to walk away from it all. Fortunately I didn’t, and neither should you. Never give up hope.” ~Josh McDowell

Genre – Child Support, Custody, Visitation, Fathers Rights

The ebook version of Accidental Dad ISBN 9781506901275, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 178 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901268, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Joshua McDowell
+1(941)921-2607
alexjosh88@yahoo.com

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Secrets of the Lost Scrolls” by John J. Pietrangelo

Secrets of the Lost Scrolls, by John J. Pietrangelo, speaks to the challenge given by Christ to Saint Francis of Assisi to Repair My Church which is falling into ruins.

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Tucson, AZ, USA (February 6, 2016) — John J. Pietrangelo’s Secrets of the Lost Scrolls tells a story of stunning assaults on the Papacy which fracture the world’s religious sensibilities; dark secrets within Church history unveiled; and lost teachings in ancient scrolls rediscovered – harbingers of a spiritual renewal for a world at odds with itself.

Secrets of the Lost Scrolls

Our story begins with one humble woman who makes her way to the doors of a living saint; a pilgrimage of supplication and prayer in asking for a miracle…a blessing of a new birth…which is granted. This begins a series of events that would eventually fulfill a number of prophecies made long ago by venerated saints, including Saint Malachy of Ireland and Padre Pio of Italy, ultimately leading to the transformation of the Catholic Church.

Destiny finds twin brothers, one a priest and the other an archaeologist, unexpectedly thrown into the fray, facing the challenge given by Christ to Saint Francis of Assisi to Repair My Church which is falling into ruins. When all is said and done what will be the outcome of this sweeping and tumultuous transformation? Will those who have been given the Keys to the Kingdom continue doing business as usual? Or will there be the undoing of wrongs imposed upon an unsuspecting humanity?

Author John J. Pietrangelo is a college graduate with a post-graduate degree. He has spent over fifty years researching and studying the multifarious religions of the world, along with music, psychology, philosophy and a broad spectrum of metaphysical teachings…and beyond. He is now retired and lives in Arizona. Secrets of the Lost Scrolls is his first attempt at writing a fictional novel wherein he has placed the distillation of countless hours of study and contemplation.

Genre – Catholic Church, Pope, Church History, Prophecies, Ancient Scrolls, Light and Sound Teachings, Surat Shabda Yoga, Spirituality, Law of Karma, Reincarnation, Repair My Church

The ebook version of Secrets of the Lost Scrolls ISBN 9781506901053, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 362 page print book version, ISBN 9781506900146, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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John J. Pietrangelo
+1(941)921-2607
anami@centurylink.net

New Book Release – Unintended Consequences: When Adults took the fun out of Youth Sports, by Jerry Norton

Unintended Consequences: When Adults took the fun out of Youth Sports, by Jerry Norton, helps make sense of today’s youth sports and how to set it back on a course toward fun.

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Ponte Vedra, FL, USA — Jerry Norton’s Unintended Consequences: When Adults took the fun out of Youth Sports is a look at the deplorable situation in youth sports through the 84-year old eyes of photojournalist, youth coach, referee and league administrator Jerry Norton. Norton makes the case that youth sports have become more about winning than playing and more about adult egos than kids’ enjoyment and participation.

Unintended Consequences When Adults took the fun out of Youth Sports

According to Coach Jerry, the evidence is clear and the verdict is in. Adults–whether malicious or well-meaning–are deemed guilty of hijacking youth sports’ most noble and worthy objective–fun. Win-at-all-cost coaches and demanding parents with unrealistic expectations are responsible for horrific acts of violence as well as untold incidents of child abuse that have become common-place in youth sports. The long-time youth sports activist offers constructive criticisms as well as solutions intended to make kids’ sports fun again for all participants.

Stephen G (Jerry) Norton is the father of three sons and a retired aerospace engineer who spent nearly 60 years as a volunteer coach, referee, and league administrator and president. He is now a sports photojournalist covering youth, high school and professional sports. He has coached youth baseball, football, swimming, tennis and girls’ softball and has conducted clinics for wheelchair bound and Special Olympic tennis players. He is the founder and president of Junior Development League Football.

Genre – Sports, Youth Sports, Children’s Sports, Kids’ Sports, Organized Youth Sports, Youth Sports Deterioration, Coaching, Sportsmanship, Youth Sports Problems, Soccer, Football, Baseball, Basketball

The ebook version of Unintended Consequences: When Adults took the fun out of Youth Sports ISBN 9781506901077, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 232 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901060, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Jerry Norton
+1(941)921-2607
jnorton@coachjerry.com

New Book Release – Path of the Golden Heart: Conscious Dating in an Unconscious World, by Cindy Jarrett

Path of the Golden Heart: Conscious Dating in an Unconscious World, by Cindy Jarrett, brings an end to the suffering that has long been associated with dating.

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Santa Rosa, CA, USA — Cindy Jarrett’s Path of the Golden Heart: Conscious Dating in an Unconscious World teaches men and women how to end their painful patterns in dating. Readers learn the essential practices for: clearing the past; telling the truth; emotional freedom; and conscious dating. Included are all the necessary guidelines for choosing and drawing in a Soul Satisfying Relationship that is healthy, loving and lasting.

Path of the Golden Heart Conscious Dating in an Unconscious World

Love…what we all desire. It is what matters most to us and drives us to do the most courageous and most crazy of things. Love is what gives us our supreme experiences and challenges. It is our most powerful expression. Love heals all things. And, love is our greatest teacher. Yet, love eludes us. It is everywhere and missing in so many hearts. We fear it. We run from it. We long for it. We deserve it. It is our birthright. And it is this desire for love that brings us to the dating ritual again and again.

Path of the Golden Heart: Conscious Dating In An Unconscious World: the first book in Cindy Jarrett’s Conscious Relationships Series is based on Cindy’s pioneering work into the necessity for emotional maturity as the key for healthy and sustaining love relationships to succeed.

Since 1989, Cindy Jarrett has been teaching people how to have Soul Satisfying Relationships by Design. She is the owner of Designing Access: a national based consulting company providing specialized educational services in communication and relationship skill training for individuals, couples, families and small companies.

Genre – Consciousness, Relationships, Dating, Training, Soul-Mate, Beloved, Emotional Maturity, Responsibility, Spirituality

The ebook version of Path of the Golden Heart: Conscious Dating in an Unconscious World ISBN 9781506900391, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 214 page print book version, ISBN 9781506900384, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Cindy Jarrett
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her7horses@aol.com

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “A Primer on Moral Renewal in America” by T. L. Wiley

A Primer on Moral Renewal in America, by T. L. Wiley, looks at the moral decline in America and offers a new direction including changes that are necessary for getting back on the correct path.

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Maricopa, AZ, USA — T. L. Wiley’s A Primer on Moral Renewal in America is a call to action for all Americans!

A Primer on Moral Renewal in America

We are seeing our country evolve from a democracy to an oligarchy and we have lost our moral compass. The purpose of this primer is to review those things that are critical for redefining the priorities of our country in the best interests of our planet and the people who live on it. This will require a moral renewal in our country and it will require all of us participating in the process.

An accurate account of the problematic issues in the USA. Concise, factual, documented without bias. Unfortunately those who need to read this book probably won’t! 5 Stars – Amazon, D.S.

Author Terry Wiley is Professor Emeritus (retired) in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. During his career, Dr. Wiley has been a clinician, educator, scientist, and administrator. Professor Wiley served two terms as Associate Editor of the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, is a former Editor of both the Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders and the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, and received the 1996 Editor’s Award for the article of highest merit published in the American Journal of Audiology. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and received the Honors of the Association (its highest award) in 2009. Professor Wiley has served on the Editorial Board of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and he has served as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals, professional organizations, governmental agencies, and academic publishing firms. Most of his writing products have been archival research articles and tutorial documents (including a number of book chapters and a university level text with a colleague) and a few assorted essays and newsletter articles. He lives in Maricopa, AZ.

Genre – Morality, Science, Integrity, Religion, Poverty, Ignorance, Love, Hate, Politics, Money

The ebook version of A Primer on Moral Renewal in America ISBN 9781506900834, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 150 page print book version, ISBN 9781506900827, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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T. L. Wiley
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terry.wiley@asu.edu

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Reinventing The World, We Can Do Better” by Ben Korgen

Reinventing The World, We Can Do Better, by Ben Korgen, highlights the stagnant repetition of ineffective leadership and how we can break free.

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Hope Valley, RI, USA (January 24, 2016) — Ben Korgen’s Reinventing The World, We Can Do Better defines history recycling leadership spawning repeating cycles of prosperity, poverty, tranquility and violence.

Reinventing The World

This book suggests we can escape this by preparing political leaders for recruiting idea people, harvesting ideas, filtering out the best ones and subjecting them to worldwide referendums.

Humans will need fresh ideas. People tend to elect leaders whose image is a stable, solid citizen who can govern the ship of state with a steady hand on the helm. However, idea people usually do not make good leaders. Their most valuable thoughts pop into their heads at random in ways that prospective voters perceive as erratic and undesirable in leadership positions.

Science, engineering and technology have long histories of racing forward with little or no recycled effort. They have accomplished this driven by leaders who realize that maintaining the forward momentum depends on accepting the inputs of idea people.

This book addresses needs for a worldwide effort by offering a sample path for testing, adopting or discarding for something better. This path includes methods of world-scale recruitment of idea people, harvesting ideas, filtering them to winnow out the most promising ones and debating their value before worldwide referendums for approval and implementation.

Author Ben Korgen has had a highly varied career. He served in the US Navy, earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth, earned a master’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, then coached high school football, earned a PhD in Oceanography at Oregon State University and had a long and rewarding career in Oceanography at the US Naval Oceanographic Office, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Tulane University in New Orleans.

Genre – History-Recycling Leadership, Idea People, Idea Creation, Idea Sorting, Linking Ideas to Leadership

The ebook version of Reinventing The World, We Can Do Better ISBN 9781622879823, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold.

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Ben Korgen
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korgen2@cox.net

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “The Holiday Party” by Brian Perry

The Holiday Party, by Brian Perry, reminds us of how ordinary people overcome difficult obstacles to become everyday heros.

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Oceanside, CA, USA — Brian Perry’s The Holiday Party is a touching reminder of the sacrifices police and their families make, this heartwarming and inspirational book is for anyone that has been through a difficult time, or has regrets, or had faith and lost it. In other words, The Holiday Party is a book for all of us, and one that will stay with you long after you put it down.

The Holiday Party

“All cops go to Heaven. Cop killers, they go to that other place.” So says the narrator of The Holiday Party, a police officer who has seen his best friend killed in the line of duty.

Six years later…September 11, 2001. Struggling with alcoholism and on the brink of suicide, our hero finds himself buried beneath one hundred stories of concrete and steel. Now, in the midst of unspeakable tragedy, he fights to survive, even as he discovers that his greatest challenge is to escape the wreckage of his past and find hope for a better future.

As his situation grows increasingly desperate, a troubled hero learns those timeless lessons his own father never had the opportunity to teach him: love, forgiveness, and honor. But can he learn the final lesson – that though we cannot change our pasts, we can decide what type of person we want to be today.

Brian Perry is the author of the personal finance book From Piggybank to Portfolio: A Financial Roadmap for New Investors, as well as numerous articles which have appeared in a variety of print and online media. He lives near San Diego with his wife and son.

Genre – Christmas, Holidays, Police, Cop, Priest, Heaven, September 11, Alcoholic, Father, Son

http://www.theholidaypartybook.com

The ebook version of The Holiday Party ISBN 9781622878772, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 174 page print book version, ISBN 9781622878765, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Brian Perry
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brian@theholidaypartybook.com

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Love’s Lone Ranger” by Ben Korgen

Love’s Lone Ranger, by Ben Korgen, weaves a crazy, zany tale of love, lust and Umptiscratch University football.

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Hope Valley, RI, USA (January 23, 2016) — Ben Korgen’s Love’s Lone Ranger sets as its undersized hero one Rudy Tripp. At age eleven, Rudy Tripp decides to become the greatest football coach ever. After a miraculous turn of events young Rudy becomes the successful interim coach of his football team and is offered a full coaching scholarship by the Athletic Director at Umptiscratch University (UU).

Love's Lone Ranger

When Rudy arrives at school early to find housing he meets his gloriously beautiful landlady Clara, a six foot two inch recent graduate of Umptiscratch. She lives with her equally beautiful five foot six inch widowed mother Claudia, a wealthy former circus acrobat, Umptiscratch U. cheerleader and soon to be obvious reason behind the “room for one male student only”.

When things start to heat up Rudy finds himself in a difficult and painful situation. To extricate himself Rudy begins down an adventurous path which finds him unexpectedly a matchmaker for the attractive widow or as the Umptiscratch librarian calls him “Love’s Lone Ranger.” The stumbling and ludicrous effort to help find and then help choose between the widow’s prospective mates will leave you in stitches.

Author Ben Korgen has had a highly varied career. He served in the US Navy, earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth, earned a master’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, then coached high school football, earned a PhD in Oceanography at Oregon State University and had a long and rewarding career in Oceanography at the US Naval Oceanographic Office, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Tulane University in New Orleans.

Keywords: Athletics, Football, Love, Matchmaker, Short Guys, Big Girls, Idea Person, Movie Star

The ebook version of Love’s Lone Ranger ISBN 9781622877935, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold.

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Ben Korgen
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korgen2@cox.net

New Book Release – The Courts of Garrowville, by Ken Siegel

The Courts of Garrowville, by Ken Siegel, races against time as an innocent man charged with murdering his wife must track down the true killer.

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Boynton Beach, FL, USA (November 3, 2015) — Ken Siegel’s The Courts of Garrowville resides in the quiet, peaceful town of Garrowville, Pennsylvania. It is a town of very little crime and no homicides until the tragic murder of Jennifer Stohler, a beloved member of the community. Almost immediately, Michael Stohler, the victim’s husband, is presumed by seemingly everyone, including the Garrowville police, to be the murderer. Gossip, circumstantial evidence, and sensationalist media coverage continually feed that presumption. There is just one problem. He didn’t do it.

The Courts of Garrowville

But who did? While the police and district attorney are focused solely on the arrest and conviction of their presumed culprit, Michael Stohler hires an attorney to defend him and an investigator to find out what really happened. The race against the clock is on. As the drama in the courthouse is unfolding, will the real killer be identified in time before Michael Stohler is wrongfully convicted of the murder?

FIVE STARS – “It was an enthralling read and really quick paced. It is recommended for anyone that likes a good who-dun-it!” ~Amazon Top Review

“The Courts of Garrowville” is Ken Siegel’s first published novel. He also writes for the sports section of the magazine, “Nostalgic America” which can be accessed at http://www.nostalgicamericamagazine.com. Ken Siegel is originally from New York, and currently resides in Florida with his wife, Heather. He can be contacted at http://www.garrowville.com.

Genre Keywords – Mystery, Murder, Courtroom, Investigation, Police, Legal, Suspense, Crime

The ebook version of The Courts of Garrowville ISBN 9781506900018, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 298 page print book version, ISBN 9781506900001 is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Ken Siegel
+1(941)921-2607
keatherfl@aol.com

New Book Release – AGING: WARNING – Navigating Life’s Medical, Mental & Financial Minefields, by Sharon Sebastian

AGING: WARNING – Navigating Life’s Medical, Mental & Financial Minefields, by Sharon Sebastian, faults a failed Government and Care Industry in this highly Explosive Exposé.

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Sarasota, FL, USA (October 29, 2015) — Guerilla journalist, Sharon Sebastian, writes a timely and prescient book with shocking insights about aging in America.

Aging WARNING

“Make no mistake; aging in America is warfare. Families suffer, lives are lost prematurely, and incomes are under siege.” – Sharon Sebastian, Author

Sharon Sebastian’s “AGING: WARNING – Navigating Life’s Medical, Mental & Financial Minefields” is a take-no-prisoners exposé about the malfeasance of government and the multi-billion dollar elder care industry. Families, seniors, and veterans must not attempt to maneuver the minefields of medical or elder care without being armed with this book. Sebastian warns, “Families need to know what they don’t know.”

Embedded for years within the elder care system from hospitals to nursing homes, Sebastian uncovers a system that is deeply flawed and a liability to the future of the American family. A multi-year investigation reveals that seniors and their families are both targets and casualties of a profit-driven care industry and culpable State and Federal governments.

Input from top experts from various fields is coupled with insider knowledge on how families may remain safe, sane, and solvent. Patients and families demanded that “the truth must be told.” First-hand investigations give vital insight to the rapidly increasing numbers of families who “need to know.”

Sharon Sebastian witnessed it, researched it, and now shares it as she openly warns about the perils of aging in her fight for the rights and protections of all Americans. Charting a path for change, Sebastian sets a course for redirection at a time critical to America’s future.

Sharon Sebastian, author of “Aging: WARNING – Navigating Life’s Medical, Mental & Financial Minefields” is a columnist, commentator and contributor in print and on nationwide broadcasts on topics ranging from healthcare, culture, religion, and politics to domestic and global policy. Website: http://www.AgingWarning.com

Keywords: Aging, Elder Care Books, Elderly Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse, Veteran Abuse, FDA Recalls, Caregiver Information, Alzheimer’s, Partially Hydrogenated Oils, Food Additives and Unhealthiness

The ebook version of AGING: WARNING – Navigating Life’s MEDICAL, MENTAL & FINANCIAL MINEFIELDS, ISBN 9781506900124, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 308 page print book version, ISBN 9781506900117 is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Sharon Sebastian
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media@firsteditiondesign.com

New Book Release – Anything for Amelia, by Andrew C. Branham

Anything for Amelia, by Andrew C. Branham, tells a horrific adoption story of fraud and abuse.

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Jackson, MI, USA (October 29, 2015) — Andrew C. Branham’s Anything for Amelia is a true story of the challenges endured by two gay men who had the desire to adopt a child. Consistently ranked in the top 100 on Amazon. All FIVE Star Reviews!

Anything for Amelia

When Andrew and DJ decided to adopt and bring a child into their lives, little did they know what they were about to endure; yet never did the thought cross their minds to give up. The horrific, pitilessly, and beyond comprehensible hoops one women would make them jump through demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that little Amelia was going to be much better off in the loving home that Drew and DJ could provide her. Just when you think, how can two people survive such a nightmare and the journey is just about over when little Amelia is born and will be safely in the arms of her loving dads, Sandi decides to pull one more shenanigan that could change their lives forever.

More than 10 million adults have been adopted or fostered in their childhood. Along with spiraling increases in adoptions comes a growing need to disclose the significant flaws in adoption laws that open the doors to fraud, manipulation, and abuse of the system. AMELIA is the first book to explore this dark side of the adoption process through the true story of one couple’s journey through hell. Called “the most difficult adoption in U.S. history” by adoption experts, the book appeals to nearly all families (traditional and non-traditional) interested in adoption, foster parenting, or surrogacy. An amazing book filled with tips, advice, and eye-opening first-hand accounts, this is one feel-good story that serves an important purpose and fills a critical gap in adoption literature. – D. J. Herda

Common throughout the reviews – “A must read!, Intriguing, I was sad and needed to stop for many tissues, Shocking Story, Eye opening, Awesome, Loved, Great, Heart-breaking, Touching, Beautiful, …” This book is the type of book you will not put down until you’re done, and even at that point you will want to re-read it.

Keywords – Gay, Dads, Adoption, Horrific, Nightmare, Child, DFS, Adopt, Advice, How To, Relationship, LGBT

The ebook version of Anything for Amelia ISBN 9781506900278, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 234 page print book version, ISBN 9781506900261 is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Andrew C. Branham
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drew.branham@yahoo.com

New Book Release – Reinventing The World, We Can Do Better, by Ben Korgen

Reinventing The World, We Can Do Better, by Ben Korgen, highlights the stagnant repetition of ineffective leadership and how we can break free.

First Edition Design POD & eBook Publishing

Hope Valley, RI, USA — Ben Korgen’s Reinventing The World, We Can Do Better defines history recycling leadership spawning repeating cycles of prosperity, poverty, tranquility and violence.

Reinventing The World

This book suggests we can escape this by preparing political leaders for recruiting idea people, harvesting ideas, filtering out the best ones and subjecting them to worldwide referendums.

Humans will need fresh ideas. People tend to elect leaders whose image is a stable, solid citizen who can govern the ship of state with a steady hand on the helm. However, idea people usually do not make good leaders. Their most valuable thoughts pop into their heads at random in ways that prospective voters perceive as erratic and undesirable in leadership positions.

Science, engineering and technology have long histories of racing forward with little or no recycled effort. They have accomplished this driven by leaders who realize that maintaining the forward momentum depends on accepting the inputs of idea people.

This book addresses needs for a worldwide effort by offering a sample path for testing, adopting or discarding for something better. This path includes methods of world-scale recruitment of idea people, harvesting ideas, filtering them to winnow out the most promising ones and debating their value before worldwide referendums for approval and implementation.

Author Ben Korgen has had a highly varied career. He served in the US Navy, earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth, earned a master’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, then coached high school football, earned a PhD in Oceanography at Oregon State University and had a long and rewarding career in Oceanography at the US Naval Oceanographic Office, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Tulane University in New Orleans.

Genre – History-Recycling Leadership, Idea People, Idea Creation, Idea Sorting, Linking Ideas to Leadership

The ebook version of Reinventing The World, We Can Do Better ISBN 9781622879823, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold.

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Ben Korgen
+1(941)921-2607
korgen2@cox.net

New Book Release – Unwonted Reflections, by Barry Cheskin

Unwonted Reflections, by Barry Cheskin, is an “out of the ordinary” set of haiku and other unwonted poems weaned on hardship and reflection.

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Boston, MA, USA — Barry Cheskin’ Unwonted Reflections is a book of quotes and poems are dedicated to those who have suffered through life’s hardships. It’s a collection of reflections and poems that have been in the works for close to a decade.

Unwonted Reflections

“As a life-long musician, with forty-four years’ experience, I always loved songwriting, but couldn’t find a wide audience. This book has been written with one goal: To reach people that could use a little bit of inspiration in their tough daily lives. It’s not meant to ignore the good life, but rather focuses on hope, especially for those struggling with their lives. It’s a book of empathy. Its purpose is to leave something for the world in order to make it just a slightly better place. I say that with courage because it comes across as rather arrogant, but I only say that because the bottom line is that I care about people. I’ve simply desired to share my thoughts with folks, hoping it can at least create one smile or tear.”

Barry Cheskin is a musician of forty-four years who also loves to write. He learned piano at the age of 3 and learned guitar at age 11. He grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts with a happy childhood, but as an adult has struggled with hardships, including two divorces and the death of both his parents at too young an age. He graduated from the Boston University College of Communications with a Bachelor of Science in 1990. He has always had pets, and currently has a Chihuahua he treats as his own daughter. Barry has spent fifteen years working in the insurance industry, but has spent years writing on the side as a hobby. Barry was born in 1968, a rather wild year for the earth to experience. He hopes to inspire many people with his book of quotes and poems.

Genre – Poem, Haiku, Life, Inspiring, Empathetic, Heart-Warming, Poetic, Rhythmic, Resourceful, Reflection

The ebook version of Unwonted Reflections ISBN 9781622879359, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 234 page print book version, ISBN 9781622879342 is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Barry Cheskin
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cheskin@charter.net

New Book Release – American Shero, by Courtney Long

American Shero, by Courtney Long, is a black, Brooklyn, female coming of age story, set in the ever-changing drama of modern love and romance.

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Brooklyn, NY, USA (October 21, 2015) — Courtney Long’s American Shero is satirical next wave feminism, politically incorrect, and an honest look at the current state of young love in America.

American Shero

When it comes to relationships, there exist four states: you’re either trying to get in one, out of one, maintain one, or get over one. Brooklynite, Zay Shero Harrison is stuck in the state of trying to get over one. Her three girlfriends hold down the other three.

AMERICAN SHERO is a satirical, next wave feminism, humor, politically incorrect, and an honest look at the current state of young love in America. SHERO is the face of what it looks like, feels like, and acts like, as well as the heroic stance one assumes when daring to undertake, or even avoid such relations.

Highly imaginative, with ingenious “How To” self-help manuals built into its narrative, AMERICAN SHERO is one very fresh, original, edgy, cinematic, spiritual, and definitely unprecedented body of work.

Semi-autobiographical, AMERICAN SHERO is author, Courtney Long’s first novel. His earlier work, Love Awaits was published by Bantam Books. Also a playwright in residence at La Garra Theatre in Silver Spring, MD, under the non de plume, Bless ji Jaja, he has directed and worked with such talents as Oscar nominated, Taraji P. Henson, Emmy recipient, Shemar Moore, and Grammy recipient, Erykah Badu. His produced works on various stages from New York to California includes the plays, Birth, M, Barberdashers, The Window King, and Uncle Tom vs. Uncle Sam. The latter, come 2016, co-produced by Anthony Anderson of ABC’s primetime hit comedy, black’ish. Courtney is a graduate of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts and lives in Brooklyn, New York where he is a teaching artist at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza’s Youth Arts Academy.

Genre – Edgy, Loving, Friendship, Heroic, Commitment, Feminist, Sarcastic, Humorous, Political, Spiritual

The ebook version of American Shero ISBN 9781622879090, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 358 page print book version, ISBN 9781622879083, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Courtney Long
+1(941)921-2607
blesslong@aol.com