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Let’s Get Busy! Aussie Three-Fer

The compelling lure of forbidden and unlikely bonds, both in love and in friendship. The drama in the fight to soar and thrive over otherwise throttled dreams. The magic in the beauty of the island continent and the history of its people. These are the elements that combine to make Southern Skyes a series like none other.  And now you can purchase the first three books of the series, beautifully produced in luscious color and design, for a single price of $25 (USD, exclusive of shipping). The books are...

Ever the Educator

Dying Man Reflects on Life through Blog Diary If you've read the memoir of Alva Harris, PhD (Buzzard's Myth: Adventures of a Free Spirit from Egg to Infinity), you already have a peek into the depths of this man's knowledge and sense of self.  If you haven't had the opportunity to read his memoir yet, his website gives a wonderful overview of his adventures and you will surely enjoy a walk through those online pages. And if you do nothing else, follow...

Wyoming Author Pens Time-Travel Romance Series

Pow! Like the long-rifle he writes about, Edward J. Schneider fires off some explosive new literature in his Parallel Past series. Rousing nostalgia for the ol’ Wild West, Schneider’s novels appeal to a variety of readers’ interests: romance, time travel, sci-fi, and the American frontier. Books 1 and 2 (The Plunge and The Renewal, respectively) are available now for digital purchase through online retailers worldwide. The third book in the series is anticipated for delivery in the spring. This romantic tale develops through the sagas of a...

Aussie Writer Salutes her Homeland

Sydney-born Sharyn Bradford Lunn, author of the popular Australian historical series Southern Skyes, wrote this today about what the 26th of January means to her country. Today, 26th, we Aussies are celebrating Australia Day--very much like your July 4--which marks the first European settlement in Australia. The First Fleet of convicts arrived in New South Wales on January 26, 1788. We are still such a young country, but we've much to celebrate. The fireworks on Sydney Harbour tonight will be...

Ranch Hero :: Wind Beneath its Wings

Featured in December magazine of Georgia Cattlemen's Association NOT ALL GUARDIAN ANGELS HAVE WINGS, but this little book is flying! Ziggy and his farm pals are gaining some "footing" (paws, hoofs, feet . . . you get the picture) as a most desirable holiday treat, price-wise and spice-wise. KID LIT WITH A COMIC BOOK TWIST During a special promotion with Amazon just a few weeks ago, we found 3800 new readers! During a Giveaway Contest via Goodreads, we gifted our book to 10 happy...

Sniffing out Your Best-Smeller, uh, Seller

I want a new category of "Best."  I wanted it rated by people, real people, readers who read the book and say, this was the best I've read in a while, or this wasn't quite up to speed but I liked it for this reason, and look forward to the next. But geez, BEST-SELLER seems to be on everyone's cover these days, and while I understand the desire to acclaim oneself as "best" in something, I also think "best-seller" status,...

Marianka Mojo :: The Gift of Peace

  I want to talk about Marianka.  She’s a twenty-something neighbor, whom I know only through a high-school friend, whom I haven’t seen for 30 years (her husband), and both of whom live a mere 10 minutes away from me. She is a spectacular woman.  She changed me, for the better.  Here’s the gig: Okay, giving forward.  Do unto others.  Live for the living.  Random acts of kindness. You’ve heard of these concepts . . . where people “give just to give”...

Final Two Days :: Pulling Out the Big Wings Now

Pulling Out the Big Wings Now Update #7 to Kickstarter Campaign: Increasing Wingspan · Aug. 10, 2012 · (1)  This project is probably the biggest thing I've worked on in the past two years.  For everyone who has considered, tolerated my constant chatter about it, and have pledged already for it, I thank you so much.  It's almost over. Two more days. (2) We still need $175 to make funding goal. (3) Referrals:  For every referral you send our way, YOU get a $15 coffee card (coffee house of your...

One Cool Customer Changes Everything

One cool customer.  That's all it takes to change your world. We found ours in December 2010. Before then, our transcription services mostly centered around medical reports and letters, with an occasional interview or conference call recording -- an integral part of our services, but admittedly, one of the less exciting.  Until December 2010. That's when our one cool customer walked in (well, emailed in) , catapulting our transcription work to a whole new level: ICY COOL. DeMarco Williams, 35, is a pop culture/sports...

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