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This is your opportunity to be among the first to read this exciting new novel by talented author, Greg Fields! - Graciously donated by >>>>
Through the Waters and the Wild by Greg Fields
In addition to exploring topics such as the Irish American experience today and the impact of the Irish Civil War, Fields also grapples with key existential questions and explores themes including:
Discovery of purpose by stripping away the expectations of others. It takes great courage and self-awareness to strip away the expectations of others and listen to the inner voices that define who we really are.
Exile of both place and character. In bowing to the expectations of others and the pressures of conformity, everyone runs the risk of exile.
Redemption after exile. The process of redemption which comes at last through a recognition of one’s most basic and fundamental purpose. A single event, an accidental meeting, the press of a stranger’s hand might trigger a revelation, and that revelation might uncover new clues of purpose, place and passion. As we are all exiled in some measure from who we truly are and are meant to be, we all carry within us the potential for return.
The haunting of past mistakes. How do we reconcile ourselves to those mistakes? Do we dwell on damage done or the bruises we ourselves suffered? What are the contours of forgiveness, and is self-forgiveness the most significant form of penance for what we’ve done wrong?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Greg Fields is the author of Arc of the Comet, a lyrical, evocative examination of promise, potential and loss, published by Koehler Books in October 2017. Arc of the Comet explores universal themes in a precise, lyrical style inspired by the work of Niall Williams, Colm Toibin and the best of Pat Conroy, who had offered a jacket quote for the book shortly before his death. The book has been nominated for the Cabell First Novelist Award, the Sue Kaufman First Fiction Prize and the Kindle Book of the Year in Literary Fiction.
He is also the co-author with Maya Ajmera of Invisible Children: Reimagining International Development from the Grassroots. He has won recognition for his written work in presenting the plight of marginalized young people through his tenure at the Global Fund for Children, and has had articles published in the Harvard International Review, as well as numerous periodicals, including The Washington Post and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. His short nonfiction has appeared in The Door Is A Jar and Gettysburg Review literary reviews.
Greg holds degrees from Rutgers College and the University of Notre Dame. He lives with his wife Lynn and their son Michael in Manassas, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.gregfields.net or connect with him on Instagram and Facebook.
The second book is an exciting new debut by author, B.B. Alston for Elementary/Middle Grade youth!
"This book has a spectacular Cinderella story – Alston was preparing to pursue med school when he submitted his book proposal via #DVPit on Twitter, quickly found an agent, Amari was christened “the book of the fair” at the Bologna Book Festival, before setting off fierce bidding wars for publishing and film rights." " it’s already been optioned by Universal Pictures with Marsai Martin and Don Cheadle to produce." (- Generously donated by GoSparkPoint.com
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
Thirteen-year old Amari Peters stumbles across a ticking briefcase in her missing brother’s closet, containing an invite for Amari to join a summer tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, where her brother worked. Introduced to a paranormal world, Amari discovers that she too has magical talent, though her powers are deemed “illegal.” As she grows more isolated and scrutinized by her peers, it’s easy to give up hope but if Amari doesn’t pass the tryouts, she may never learn what happened to her missing brother.
This striking debut addresses important themes of racism, classism and prejudice, written for those who feel marginalized.
· “Sharp, funny and brightly imaginative -- a big adventure filled with magic and heart.” —Jessica Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of the Nevermoor series
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
B. B. Alston started writing in middle school, entertaining his classmates with horror stories starring the whole class where not everyone survived! After several years of trying to break into publishing, he had just been accepted into a biomedical graduate program when a chance entry into a twitter pitch contest led to his signing with TBA, 20+ book deals worldwide, and even a film deal. When not writing, he can be found eating too many sweets and exploring country roads to see where they lead.
B. B. was inspired to write AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS because he couldn’t find any fantasy stories featuring Black kids when he was growing up. He hopes to show kids that though you might look different, or feel different, whatever the reason, your uniqueness needn’t only be a source of fear and insecurity. There is great strength and joy to be found in simply accepting yourself for who you are. Because once you do so, you’ll be unstoppable.
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On this stop, ONE LUCKY U.S./Can. WINNER will receive a Print Copy of each of the TWO BOOKS below!
The first one is by a talented writer of the "Old West" of Canadian heritage. (This book is graciously donated by the Author)
Homesteader: Finding Sharon By D.M. McGowan
ISBN: 978-1-60860-039-7; ISBN / SKU: 1-60860-039-4
Staking a homestead claim in the untamed Canadian frontier of the 1880s was a hard proposition. When the manager of a large cattle company, Portis Martin, runs roughshod over the settlers, Hank James takes a stand.
Martin had been using every trick he knew against the homesteaders, but then James and his partner arrive to take him on.
Fighting against the land-grabbing cattle company, James decides he wants it all, including the woman he loves. He finds Sharon calling herself Miss Sadie and running a bordello. The true grit of Western settlers is tested in this historic saga.
Western Novels ~ This book is also available at Amazon.com
About the Author
Author D.M. McGowan has been a cowboy, forest firefighter, heavy equipment operator, farmhand, gardener, road musician and businessman. He lives with his wife, Karen, and children in Northern British Columbia, where he works as a commercial driver.
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THIS SECOND BOOK IS A NEW ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S BOOK WHICH HONESTLY EXPLAINS WHY THE HOLIDAYS WILL BE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR — AND HOW TO HOLD ONTO THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC ! (Provided by http://www.smithpublicity.com/)
Santa in a Snow Globe by A.H. Edelman
Publisher : IR Publishing (October 6, 2020)
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About the Author
A.H. Edelman is the author of The Little Black Dress and Manless in Montclair.
The mom of two was reading the business section of the Sunday New York Times when she saw a story about protecting Santas from COVID-19 this year. Edelman thought about how, in 2020, children have had to adapt to new holiday traditions and celebrations nearly all year long.
“Kids already couldn’t celebrate Easter, they sat out most of the summer and Halloween. They’re really going to want to see Santa for Christmas, or at least be assured he’s still coming,” she adds. Going beyond mask-wearing and social distancing, Santa in a Snow Globe also touches on issues the world is facing today, including climate change and protests. However, Edelman’s Santa still shares a positive message of hope and the importance of appreciating the simpler things in life.
“As a parent myself, I can understand people asking, is this really the news we want to share with our children? And my answer is, ‘Yes, we have to!’ They already know something is up. But the fact is I’m also an optimist. I’m a grown Jewish woman who believes in Santa and happy endings. So, of course, Santa will show up on Christmas Eve, but before he does, he has a few words to say about what he sees happening in the world and what matters most.”
She lives in Montclair, NJ.
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On this "stop", ONE BLESSED U.S./Can. resident will have the opportunity to WIN THREE Books for Young Adult, Middle grade and Elementary ages!
This First one is a poetic picture book, written for older Toddlers and early Elementary Age children. It is a delightful book of diversity. This is graciously donated by SparkPoint Studio | All Your Story Needs (gosparkpoint.com)
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho, Illustrated by Dung Ho
Imprint: HarperCollins ; 40 pages; Age: 4 to 8
On Sale: January 5, 2021; List Price: $17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627; ISBN 10: 0062915622
A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future.
Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self love and empowerment.
This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages and is a celebration of diversity.
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ABOUT The AUTHOR:
Joanna Ho is passionate about equity in books and education. She has been an English teacher, a dean, and a teacher professional development mastermind. She is currently the vice principal of a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Homemade chocolate chip cookies, outdoor adventures, and dance parties with her kids make Joanna’s eyes crinkle into crescent moons. Her books for young readers include Eyes That Kiss in the Corners. Visit her Website and Twitter
The Second one is written primarily for older Elementary & Middle Grade Age children. This creative story addresses the issues of bullying, grief, and diversity by putting together clues. This book is genially donated by GoSparkPoint.com
CLUES TO THE UNIVERSE by Christina Li
Publisher : Quill Tree Books (January 12, 2021); 304 pages
ABOUT The AUTHOR:
Christina Li is a student studying economics at Stanford University. When she is not puzzling over her stats problem set, she is daydreaming about characters and drinking too much jasmine green tea. She grew up in the Midwest, but now calls California home. Clues to the Universe is her debut novel. Find her online at www.christinaliwrites.com
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The Third book is written for a Young Adult/Adult audience. It addresses the issues of homelessness. This book is courteously donated by www.smithpublicity.com
The first novel by international best-selling author and spiritual teacher Teal Swan, Hunger of the Pine is a compelling exploration of one young woman's struggle with homelessness.
Aria Abbott has never had a home. Drifting through the foster system for most of her life, she finally finds herself in a situation so unbearable that she has no choice but to run away. Sleeping on the streets pushes Aria beyond any suffering she has felt before; the only thing worse than seeing no escape is the knowledge that no one in the world cares enough to try and find her.
Enter Taylor, a homeless young man with a charismatic smile and a dream of fame, fortune, and the sunshine of LA. Swept up in his energy, Aria and Taylor board a greyhound bus and never look back.
In this bright new world, Aria will discover a whole community of people living in the shadows, in the margins of society. As Taylor follows his dreams, Aria follows her heart. But she will discover that it isn't always clear who you can trust, that strangers can be kind, or treacherous, or sometimes as familiar as your own reflection, if you're willing to look hard enough.
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ABOUT The AUTHOR:
Teal Swan is a Spiritual Teacher in the United States with a strong platform of Authenticity and Emotional Healing. She is an internationally touring speaker, published author through Hay House and successful youtube channel host of Youtube with over 20 million views and a quarter million subscribers.
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For my stop, I have a Print Copy of THREE AWESOME BOOKS by THREE TALENTED AUTHORS for ONE FORTUNATE U.S./Can. WINNER!
This First book is a fun tale of Gator's visit to to "animals at the office" , offering a child a glimpse of different professions. Suggested age is
3-7 years old.The author has graciously donated a Print copy.
Animals at the Office by Sarah Sommer
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 40 pages
Genre: Picture Book - Publisher: Sarah Sommer
Release date: October 2020
Content Rating: G. Children's picture book with no adult topics or language
It's Gator's first day at his new office job, and he is surrounded by quirky personalities like the slow slug, the obedient dog, the aggressive hawk, and the chatty chicken. He is eager to fit in with his new co-workers, so he tries to be like them. But acting like everyone else doesn't work out for him, and he learns a valuable lesson about himself instead.
Featuring hand-drawn illustrations, vibrant colors, and rhymes, Animals at the Office sparks dialogue regarding first-day jitters, fitting in with new crowds, and embracing one's own special traits despite being surrounded by others who are different. Adults may relate to the featured characters based on their own experiences at an office and can use the book to talk more with children about their own job and what going to work means for them.
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About the Author:
Sarah Sommer enjoys working with words in a way that makes the story feel musical and rhythmical, which is a reflection of her first career in music as a professional clarinetist. She is passionate about animals and enjoys nature, the arts, and dark chocolate.
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The Second book is a newly released story for Young Adults, addressing "Fractures" often experienced in life. Book is graciously presented by Smith Publicity, Inc
Fractured by Shay Siegel
NEW COMING OF AGE YA DEBUT CONFRONTS THE “FRACTURES” OF YOUNG LOVE, MENTAL HEALTH AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
After breaking her own wrist, author Shay Siegel began considering how literal and metaphorical fractures are perceived in society. Inspired by mental health awareness and the scars people cannot see, Siegel released her first YA novel, Fractured, (October 27, 2020, ISBN: 978-1-7346600-0-5), which centers on a young high school football player’s perspective shift of his aspirations and empathy to people he least expects to play a special part in his life.
Mason Vance is the guy everybody wants to be, and he knows it. He’s the best high school quarterback in New York and he’s expected to land in the NFL one day. That is, until a broken wrist leaves him fearing whether he’ll ever play again.
In an attempt to save his crippled ego, Mason sets his sights on Lace. She’s no cheerleader or homecoming queen like his usual type. She’s too wrapped in her own misery to care about him or his pickup lines. Slowly, she lets him into the sad workings of her mind and less-than-perfect life. That’s why neither of them sees his huge mistake coming—one that instantly fractures everything between them.
Will Mason be able to confront the ugliest side of himself, and in the process see who he’s capable of becoming, or will he fall back into the life he knew before Lace and his injury?
Through Siegel’s deep study and compassion for young adult stories and pop culture, Fractured will appeal to young adult fans of John Green’s books, like Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars, as well as Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why. Similar to these titles, Fractured is a realistic coming of age drama, sharing insight into hard, but necessary discussions about the growing pains and fractures of rape culture, depression, and identity. Siegel also speaks from her own experience with mental health, addressing a new, genuine concern for the development of these conditions in characters.
Buy Link: Amazon ~ ADD to GOODREADS Shelf
ABOUT The AUTHOR:
SHAY SIEGEL is a freelance editor and writer who currently resides in Charleston, SC. A Long Island native, she based her novel, Fractured, around these familiar settings, inspired by the way the actual towns are laid out.
Siegel obtained a BA in English from Tulane University. She then went on to complete an MFA in Writing, with a focus on fiction, from Sarah Lawrence College in 2015.
Ever since 2012, Siegel’s short stories and poems have been featured in many literary magazines and journals such as Pamplemousse Literary Review, The Belleville Park Pages, Dan’s Papers, The Opiate Magazine, and several others. Prior to Fractured, Siegel released her 2019 book of poetry entitled Bleeding Flowers.
Fractured is available through all major booksellers and online via Amazon.
For more information, visit author: Website ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Goodreads.
The Third book is a wonderful western adventure! Generously donated by the author.
Gunfighters, Thieves and Lawmen by David Milton McGowan , Ms. Tracy Ann Wandling (Illustrator)
Sully Wheeler doesn’t care why his cattle are disappearing. He doesn’t care why but it has to stop. Perhaps it’s the cost of hiding from his past, but who would steal from a one-time gunfighter?The NW Mounted Policeman that Sully contacted appeared more intent on stopping vigilante action than in stopping theft. If that proves to be the case, Sully will recover his own property, even if it takes gunfire to do it.Who is this Mountie, anyway? Is he a cop or something else entirely? Is he working to support the crown, leave the crown or actually do something for the settlers?And while we’re talking about that Mountie, isn’t he spending too much time with that newspaper lady?
About D. M. McGowan
"Author Dave McGowan has been a cowboy,forest fire fighter, heavy equipment operator,farmhand, gardener, road musician and businessman.
He now writes, and works as a commercial driver, in Northern British Columbia."
The forgoing is the bio from the back of my novels and one might conclude from this information that I was a poor employee ... either lazy or didn't know what I was doing ... and was kicked off a lot of jobs.
You would be partially correct, at least in surmising that I don't know what I am doing. As for my being a poor employee, you would have to ask my bosses ... although I think I've managed to trick the one I have now.
Of course, when I had my own business my boss thought I was marvelous.
Truthfully, I've managed over the years to find employment regardless of my location or the problems that might exist with the economy. I enjoyed much of that experience at the time and am glad that I attained it.
I've also visited a good portion of North America and lived in several areas of Canada where I met some great people and enjoyed some wonderful country.
Speaking of great people, Karen and I are parents to four great people who have supplied eight grandchildren who show that improvements can be possible in each generation. One of those has added a great-grand daughter to the line.
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