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For the GIVEAWAY on my Blog, I have three fantastic non-fiction books! (THREE PRINT for U.S/.Can Winner & 3 e-books for the International WINNER). Read about them below!~
Book 1 is an Award Winner: 2018 Illumination Book Award. It is truly an inspiring account of one woman's heart-wrenching experiences in Zimbawe, donated by the author, Heidi Tucker.
Title: Servie’s Song by Heidi Tucker
Paperback | 185 pages
Published November 15th 2017 by The Pickled Sunflower
Servie’s Song is the true story of one mother living in Zimbabwe, Africa who encounters a devastating loss leaving her unable to care for six children. In a heart-wrenching sacrifice, she surrenders to a desperate plan to leave her children and find work in the United States to support them. It is a door which feels impossible to walk through. But perhaps, the only door which holds any promise.
Servie’s Song takes you on an emotional journey of tragedy and heartbreak to an inspiring path of hope. This touching story is complemented by gospel principles which will teach and motivate you to grab onto your faith and move forward trusting that you are never alone. God always hears your prayers.
Buy links: AMAZON | SEAGULL BOOK - DIRECT FROM AUTHOR WEBSITE |
Bio: Heidi Tucker won a 2018 Illumination Award for her new release Servie’s Song. She also won a similar award for her first inspirational book Finding Hope in the Journey in 2017. Her passion for writing and speaking about light and hope has inspired thousands. Heidi is known as a great storyteller who believes that every story not only teaches a gospel principle, but can make you feel it. She has inspired many to rise up, cling to their faith and position their hearts to recognize God’s hand in their life.
When Heidi isn’t writing her next book, or speaking at a conference, you’ll find her spending time outdoors with her husband, four grown children and eight grandchildren. She loves sunflowers, hiking and ice cream … not necessarily in that order.
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BOOK 2 Is a Memoir, allowing the reader to see life through the eyes of an intellectual and physical of a Special Needs person. This book is donated by Strategies Public Relations
Chasing the Merry-Go-Round (memoir, special needs, personal growth)
Published January 14th 2018 by Boulay Press
Life moves fast. Too fast for some people. This is the true story of what it's like to live in a world where you can't keep up. Bobby was ten months old when my mom and dad rescued him from birth parents who were slowly killing him. He was adopted into our family after a lengthy custody battle. Instead of that settling him, it set off a lifelong struggle to find a place to belong, a place to call home. Like an old-fashioned merry-go-round, the world moved at a speed that was just too fast for Bobby. He couldn't keep up, which prevented him from keeping a job, a roof over his head, and the basics needed to survive. The life he dreamt of was always out of reach. No one knew why. While cultural ideals of what a "normal" life looks like can distort our perspective, Chasing the Merry-Go-Round allows readers to see the world through the eyes of a person with intellectual and physical disabilities, which can often be invisible, especially at first glance. It's a story about struggle and hope, survival and resilience, and most of all, the gift of acceptance and love.
I was born and raised between two small towns in Central New York, the middle child of five, with a brother and sister older and a brother and sister younger than me. While this may not seem important to you, it seems to have shaped my personality and life (and writing) in ways I am still trying to understand.
I had this thing about financial security—I needed it. I earned a very practical B.S. in Accounting and became a C.P.A. While I have enjoyed more than 25 years of a successful career in business, the urgency to write could not be denied any longer.
I began to study at the Downtown Writer's Center in Syracuse, NY and graduated from their Creative Writing PRO program. My nonfiction has appeared in several issues of Mom Egg Review, The Mountain, an Anthology published by Outrider Press, Inc. and I have contributed articles to The Post-Standard. My work has won Third Prize and Honorable Mentions in the 2012 and 2013 Soul-Making Keats Literary Competitions, as well as Third Prize in the Fiction500 contest.
I’ve also completed 15 Sprint Triathlons in the last few years—trying to outwit the effects of aging and an otherwise sedentary life. I am an advocate for Narcolepsy awareness and in 2013 launched the CNY Narcolepsy Support Group. I’m passionate about serving my global and local communities and volunteer with organizations that serve those in our world who need a little extra help to keep up with this fast-paced system we’ve created. How we care for those who need help has an everlasting impact. I believe that if the basic needs of a person’s spirit, soul and body are met, it allows them the ability to keep their own corner of the world—their home—safe and prosperous for them and their family. This is all there is.
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Your Child Was Made Just for You! With Book 3, Made for Me, this adorable, new picture book celebrates the special bond between dads and their children. This book is donated by www.familius.com
Title: Made for Me | Author: Zack Bush
Illustrator: Gregorio De Lauretis |Publisher: Familius
Publication: March 1, 2018 |Price: $16.99
32 pages, Hardback with embossing on dust jacket
When a father holds his child for the first time, something magical happens. In that moment a bond is formed, and even the toughest of men become wrapped around those tiny fingers. This deep love is beautifully captured in the new children’s book Made for Me by Zack Bush.
Made for Me highlights the tender moments between father and child. Through thoughtful rhyme and touching illustrations, Made for Me shows that with every step or new word, the love between a father and his baby is forever.
Of all the children that ever could be,
You are the one made just for me.
BUY LINK:Amazon | B & N
About the Author:
When Zack Bush was growing up he spent his free time listening to jazz. Instead of imagining a career in law or medicine like so many of his classmates, the Miami native knew he would take a different path. Zack learned to play the piano and would speak with family and friends about one day owning a venue that would bring the music he loved to others. Zack is now the owner of Ball & Chain, a historic live-music venue on Miami’s famed Calle Ocho, in the heart of Little Havana. Zack and his team renovated and restored the nearly forgotten gem, famous for hosting 20th-century jazz greats like Chet Baker, Count Basie, and Billie Holiday. Today, musicians from around the world perform live on the Ball & Chain stage.
Zack’s other passion is books. A devoted reader and writer, Zack’s lifetime desire to become an author has found a refreshed source of inspiration as the father of two-year-old son Ace and baby daughter Ava.
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Win big during our $250 For A Rainy Day April Cash giveaway event! You have the option of choosing between $250 PayPal Cash OR a Gift Card of choice! This event was organized by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island and sponsored by the awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners! Kick off your shoes and relax while you enter to win our April Cash event! ONE entrant will be selected from the entry form to win $250 PayPal cash OR a $250 gift card of choice. Open for entry WW, 18 years and older from 04/11/18 at 12:01 a.m. ET thru 04/30/18 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. A winner will be chosen after/around May 01, 2018. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island are responsible for sending the winner their prize via PayPal or e-gift card. The winner has the option of choosing between PayPal and an e-gift card of choice. Prize may be less than $250 if you choose a gift card with fees. Twitter 'Egg' profiles and dummy accounts are ineligible for entry and will be blocked. Authentic accounts only are eligible to win. Follow The Kids Did It on Facebook and Twitter then enter for a chance to win!
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My contribution for this Blog Hop is Two Different Genre created by ONE Amazing Author fo YA & Adults and One Children's Non-Fiction Book ALL FOR ONE LUCKY WINNER!
The first Book by Author, Michael Carlon is an inspirational Sports/Romance. Both are generously provided by STRATEGIES PR
Winning Streak (inspirational fiction, sports, romance) – Using sport as a backdrop, WINNING STREAK is the story of how three lives intersect and how each comes to learn critical lessons in order to heal from the pain of loss in their lives. A pro golfer about to accomplish a feat not seen in over 80 years walks away from it all and retreats to his hometown after the sudden death of his father. A daughter, tasked with reinventing her father’s magazine, must overcome her own past hometown to fulfill his wife’s dying wish only to realize there’s far more to the story than he realized … Mitch Albom meets Nicholas Sparks as readers are taken on an emotional journey full of laughter and tear.
...The second Book is a Murder mystery by the same author
Uncorking A Murder (fiction, mystery, detective, crime) A retired detective short on time is looking to right a wrong in this "Serial meets Gone Girl" thriller. The Uncorking a Murder podcast took the nation by storm. Farrah Graham, the creator and host, struck a nerve with listeners through a ten-episode serial that combined investigative journalism, old fashioned radio drama, and compelling storytelling. The public, not to mention Farrah’s advertisers, are hungry for season two! While Farrah and her partner Melody struggle to agree on a topic for the second season of Uncorking a Murder, their intern takes a call from a retired detective in Ft. Lauderdale pitching his request that the next season focus on a case he was involved with five years earlier. Curious to hear why a retired detective is driven to have a conviction overturned, Farrah follows her curiosity down to Ft. Lauderdale where she uncovers a conspiracy involving a narcissistic CEO and a US Senator willing to do anything to protect their secrets, but will she live long enough to uncork the story?
Michael Carlon is the host of the Uncorking a Story podcast (http://michaelcarlonauthor.com/podcast/) which features depth interviews with fellow authors as well as everyday people making an extraordinary difference in the world today. In addition, he is the author of Return to Casa Grande, Uncorking a Murder, Winning Streak, The Last Homily, All the F*cks I Cannot Give, and Motel California.
When he is not writing a novel, a magazine article, or a piece for his local newspaper, Mike earns his living as a marketing consultant traveling around the world interviewing people about their experiences with and attitudes towards his clients' products and services. He is an expert at understanding what makes people tick and translating those insights into intelligence his clients can use to make better decisions.
Mike lives in Stamford, CT with his wife Nicole and their teenage triplets Grace, Patrick, and Maggie. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Fairfield University.
Website | Twitter | Amazon Author page
How can we prevent destruction and danger when a hurricane hits?
Have you ever wondered how hurricanes become powerful enough to lift cars and level cities? In How Could We Harness a Hurricane?, Vicki Cobb describes this natural phenomenon and the three things it's made of: air, water, and energy. Read about traveling to the eye of the storm, modifying weather, and other interesting work that meteorologists, scientists, and engineers do to solve the big problems posed by hurricanes. How can we prevent destruction and danger when a hurricane visits our cities? From fortifying buildings to weakening or moving the hurricane itself, How Could We Harness a Hurricane? explores what engineers are trying to do to diminish the wrath of a hurricane. How Could We Harness a Hurricane? also includes simple, hands-on experiments that reinforce these fascinating hurricane facts and concepts.
ABOUT VICKI COBB
Vicki Cobb is the well-known author of more than eighty-five highly entertaining nonfiction books for children. Ever since 1972, when HarperCollins first published Science Experiments You Can Eat, Cobb's lighthearted approach to hands-on science has become her trademark for getting kids involved in experiences that create real learning. It is no surprise that she is known as the "Julia Child of hands-on science." Currently, she is becoming increasingly popular as a speaker to children and adults as educators search out sources for materials and activities that promote learning. Today's popular buzz words in education--"hands-on-science," "experimental learning," "out-come based," "multi-disciplinary" and critical thinking" are embodied in Vicki Cobb's work.Vicki Cobb credits her outlook on education to her mother's forward-looking thinking. From kindergarten to sixth grade she attended The Little Red School House in Greenwich Village. Her early education was a joyful experience of hands-on activities, field trips, reading children's literature (not textbooks), creative projects, and a kind of portfolio evaluation that today's educators realize are the most powerful tools for producing individuals who have a lifetime love of learning. According to Cobb her books "allow me to recreate the joy of learning I experienced in elementary school for myself, forever."
Vicki Cobb graduated from Barnard College with a major in zoology and went on to get a Master's degree in Secondary Science Education. After early careers as a laboratory researcher and science teacher, she became a full-time writer of science books for children. Light Action! Amazing Experiments in Optics represents her life as both author and parent. Her coauthor is her son Josh, and optical engineer and the illustrator is her son Theo, an artist and art director.
Vicki is a charter member of the award-winning group blog Interesting Nonfiction for Kids (I.N.K.) and she is the founder and president of Ink Think Tank, LLC, a company of the best nonfiction authors around, in all disciplines K-12, dedicated to bringing the nonfiction literature into the classroom. She is also a regular blogger for Education Update and the Huffington Post where she regularly questions the state of education, literacy, and the strange absence of using nonfiction literature in the classroom
Be sure to go to her Website For WONDERFUL Hands on Activities for "Kids".
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