• MindStir Media Ranked No. 1 Among Los Angeles Book Publishers By Kev’s Best

    I’m beyond thrilled that MindStir Media continues to be recognized as a leader in publishing”
    — J.J. Hebert, Founder, MindStir Media
    LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2021 / -- Kev’s Best, a well-respected review website, recently ranked MindStir Media as the top book publisher in LA. Kev’s Best follows a special 60-point set of guidelines when reviewing companies, focusing on business history, services, social media, customer reviews and more. To be ranked on top of any Kev’s Best list is an honor.

    MindStir Media is one of the nation’s largest book publishers, with offices in Los Angeles, New York City and Portsmouth, NH. MindStir beat out four other prominent LA-based publishing companies on the Kev’s Best list.

    J.J. Hebert is the founder and owner of MindStir Media. He is also a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author. He shared his excitement about Kev’s Best rating of MindStir: “I’m beyond thrilled that MindStir Media continues to be recognized as a leader in publishing,” he said. “We work hard to stand out as an author-friendly, creative book publishing option. I’m glad that Kev’s Best acknowledges that vision through its review…”

    Located on Sunset Boulevard, MindStir Media has set itself apart from other hybrid publishers and self-publishing companies by helping unknown authors get the attention of celebrities. For instance, MindStir can help an author get a foreword written by Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington or Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway. Attaching a celebrity to a project by a new author can instantly catapult the author and his book to the top.

    MindStir also offers a 3-month publicity campaign that guarantees incredible exposure such as placements on NBC, CBS and FOX affiliate websites and more. Kevin Harrington recommended MindStir Media as a publisher that can help take a book to the next level.

    About MindStir Media:

    Founded in 2009, MindStir Media is an award-winning self-publishing company with locations in Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY and Portsmouth, NH. MindStir offers author services including mentoring from a bestselling author, celebrity endorsements, book design, editing, publishing, distribution, marketing and publicity. Visit to download a free publishing guide.

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  • ‘The Morning Jam’ Welcomes ‘Orange Socks’ Author Jim Lamb to Its Anniversary Show on Dec. 7

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    Janet Rose and Mark Lamb host "The Morning JAM" Mondays through Fridays, from 6 a.m.-9 a.m.

    Jim Lamb, author of “Orange Socks & Other Colorful Tales,” will be among the guests Dec. 7 as “The Morning Jam” celebrates its first anniversary.

    We live in a world where people feel so divided. Mark and I try to offer encouragement, hope and empowerment.”
    — Janet Rose
    LYNCHBURG, VA, USA, December 3, 2021 / -- As a journalist, Jim Lamb interviewed candidate Jimmy Carter in a grocery store parking lot, went scuba-diving with the Weeki Wachee Mermaids, and worked out with a high school football team, passing out as a photographer fired off shots—but being a guest on his brother’s radio show is at the top of his bucket list.

    Lamb can check that item off his list Tuesday, Dec. 7.

    “I’m as giddy as a kid who just won on Jeopardy,” says the 74-year-old writer who had for years encouraged his younger brother Mark to pursue a full-time career in broadcasting—a dream that became reality just a year ago.

    “We’re just two construction workers who followed their passion—one to be a writer; the other, a broadcaster.”

    Lamb became a full-time journalist at age 30 in 1977 when he went to work as a reporter for The Tampa Tribune; Mark became a full-time broadcaster at age 62 in 2020 when he joined veteran radio personality Janet Rose on a brand new morning show called “The Morning JAM” on the Virginia Talk Radio Network. (J stands for Janet; M stands for Mark.)

    The Morning JAM, which launched Dec. 7 last year, airs Mondays through Fridays, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and can be heard online at

    Janet describes the popular morning show as a radio family.

    “I have laughed and cried with these listeners,” she said. “We live in a world where people feel so divided. Mark and I try to offer encouragement, hope and empowerment. … One thing we try to encourage is community engagement.”

    Lamb says he’s a big fan of Janet and Mark, setting his alarm early enough to perk a cup of coffee and tune in to the show.

    “Listening to Mark on the radio reminds me of the many times (way back when) he used to be-bop around town as a teenager, talking on the CB, and squawking his handle ‘Kawasaki Kid,’ pretending he was drivin’ an 18-wheeler.”

    While Mark had dreams of a broadcasting career, Jim dreamed of becoming a writer—but he figured he’d need a degree, so he attended the University of South Florida. As a Vietnam Veteran, he was able to afford college thanks to the G.I. Bill. His military service also provided the fodder for a book: “Orange Socks & Other Colorful Tales,” a collection of sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, short stories about how he survived Vietnam and kept his sense of humor.

    “It’s not a bang-bang-shoot-’em-up,” the retired journalist said. “My job description in the Navy was Aviation Electronics Technician, so it was kinda like workin’ in a Radio Shack at the edge of a war zone.”

    Even though he’s retired, Lamb still writes. Recently he was tapped by a nationally syndicated radio show called “Joy on Paper” to contribute little “Literary Gems” for listeners who want to become writers. Topics have included: Alliteration, Metaphors, Hyperbole, Onomatopoeia, Inciting Incidents, Opening Lines, and Foreshadowing. Each segment lasts two-to-three minutes.

    “All of his gems are cute and interesting and memorable,” said the show’s host Patzi Gil. “That’s what people who are just starting off writing need.”

    Lamb’s writing tips can be heard at He also can be heard during The Morning JAM anniversary show on Tuesday, Dec. 7, between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., on the Virginia Talk Radio Network, which includes the communities of Roanoke, Lynchburg, Bedford, Danville, and Smith Mountain Lake.

    ABOUT: Jim Lamb is the author of “Orange Socks” as well as a contributor to the nationally syndicated radio show “Joy on Paper.” For more about Lamb and his writing, visit

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  • Return to Peyton Place with the “The Seasons of Grace: The Unauthorized Backstory of Peyton Place”

    Dave O Dodge Author - Seasons of Grace - New Book and Dec 14, 2021 event

    Stories That No One Dared to Tell - Meet And Greet With Dave O. Dodge, Author

    SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2021 / -- “The Seasons of Grace” author Dave O. Dodge will host a free online meet and greet book discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST. Dodge will discuss his book, “Seasons of Grace: The Unauthorized Backstory of Peyton Place” and the book “Peyton Place” by Grace Metalious. This meet and greet will allow guests to experience an authentic account of Metalious’ quest to write such a book according to Dodge’s research. Guests will also hear details of Dodge’s journey into writing about Metalious and the occurrences that followed the release of “Peyton Place.”

    Dodge’s novel follows the life of Metalious, a New Hampshire native who wrote four novels during her successful career and short life. She is best known for her first book, “Peyton Place” which became an unprecedented blockbuster when it was first published in 1956. Metalious’ book was dubbed “the first dirty book” and sold 12.5 million copies, with only The Bible selling more copies during the 1950s. The book was also on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year while at the same time it was banned in a number of libraries and countries for its controversial content.
    “Grace Metalious was a female writer who grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and her novels were unprecedented for someone with her background and gender during that period in American literary history,” expressed Dave O. Dodge. “I wrote “The Seasons of Grace'' to bring deserved recognition to this legendary writer who changed the game for all female writers during her era. Metalious’ brand of storytelling challenged the myths of idyllic life in rural New England.”

    The novel thoroughly peels back the curtain with this fictional story based on the life of Metalious and her desire to tell stories that no one dared to tell before that time. Her life, like her writings, was a whirlwind that created havoc and controversy with every strike of the typewriter key, with “Peyton Place” hitting on thought inducing and previously unspeakable subjects like rape, murder, incest, abortion, promiscuity, and adultery, all which Dodge weaves into a gripping story, which delves deeply throughout his book.

    At his core, Dodge hails from New England blood and was raised in Franklin, New Hampshire. Like his protagonist, Grace Metalious who made her home in nearby Gilmanton, his hometown gave him the inspiration to write his first novel about the fellow great New Englander.

    “The Seasons of Grace: The Unauthorized Backstory of Peyton Place” is currently available on Amazon and Kindle.

    To register for the meet and greet virtual author event, please visit Please register early. This Meet and Greet interactive event will include time for questions and discussion at the end. For questions about the event, please contact

    About Dave O. Dodge:
    Dave O. Dodge, born and raised in New Hampshire, is an experienced travel writer, international tour guide and natural story-teller. Dodge has turned his many talents into writing novels with his first book, “The Seasons of Grace”. For more information about Dave O. Dodge, please visit his website You can also follow “The Seasons of Grace”, on Facebook: The Seasons of Grace and Instagram: @the_seasons_of_grace.


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    —Grazia Gazette Volume VII: Art Basel, a special edition, will be distributed at select venues throughout Miami Beach during Art Basel this weekend—

    Grazia Gazette is the quintessential must-read for those at Basel in Miami this year – and those who wish they were.”
    — Brendan Monaghan, Executive Vice President & Chief Global Brands Officer
    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2021 / -- Grazia USA, a Pantheon Media Group (PMG) publication, announced today that Volume VII of the luxury newspaper Grazia Gazette – which made its debut in the Hamptons and at New York Fashion Week earlier this year – has now landed in South Florida to celebrate the work of over 4,000 artists from the world’s leading galleries at Art Basel.

    “Reading a newspaper remains one of life’s simplest joys,” said Brendan Monaghan, PMG’s Executive Vice-President, and Global Chief Brands Officer. “With our Hamptons editions, and again with New York Fashion Week, we were inundated with glowing feedback for this world-first product that brings culture, luxury, and now, the latest in art, to affluent tastemakers around the United States.

    “Grazia Gazette is the quintessential must-read for those at Basel in Miami this year – and those who wish they were.”

    The special edition was lovingly curated and edited by Grazia USA’s in-house team and collaborators. Inside, you’ll find exclusive interviews, trend updates, and the latest on fashion, beauty, travel, culture, and food along with lifestyle tips from our seasoned writers and expert contributors.

    Other notable features include a cover shoot with Bling Empire star and heiress Jaime Xie, an interview with rising star Sophie Thatcher from Showtime’s breakout hit, Yellowjackets, an oral history of Miami classic Joe’s Stone Crab, a feature on Prada’s work with the YoungArts Foundation, highlights on fashion and jewelry brand activations in Basel, and more.

    “This is one of our most dynamic Gazette issues yet,” said Editor-In-Chief and Chief Creative Officer David Thielebeule. “I’ll be proud to share this with our advertising partners and colleagues throughout Basel.”

    The 2021 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach – Art Basel’s first in-person fair in Miami Beach since 2019 – will feature 253 leading galleries from around the globe presenting the highest quality of works across all media, from rare and historical masterpieces to new pieces by today’s emerging artistic voices. In addition to showcasing exceptional art within its galleries, Positions, Nova, Survey and Edition sectors, the fair will also present 16 large-scale artworks in Meridians; 25 carefully curated exhibitions as part of the Kabinett sector; as well as 10 panels as part of the fair's renowned Conversations series.

    Grazia Gazette Volume VII: Art Basel is being supported by some of the world’s leading brands, including Chanel, Dior, Prada, Piaget, La Prairie, Guess, and Luisa Via Roma, among dozens of other exclusive PMG clientele.

    The limited-edition print publication will be available for the duration of Art Basel at the following locations: Aqualina Resort & The Estates at Aqualina, Betsy South Beach, the Delano, Loews Miami Beach, the Mondrian, The Raleigh, Ritz Carlton, the Shore Club, SLS, The Setai, The Standard, The Four Seasons, The Four Seasons Residences, SLS Brickell, Soho House, W Miami, and more.

    In alignment with Grazia USA’s commitment to sustainability, Grazia Gazette Volume VII: Art Basel is 100% carbon neutral, with greener offset printing, no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and no solvent in its press wash. It boasts blanket wash and coatings. What’s more, the ink is 40–60% vegetable-based, with no VOCs, heavy metals, or petroleum products. It is also fully biodegradable. The issue is printed and distributed by Earth Enterprise, a Manhattan-based printer.

    Grazia is a trademark registered and owned by Mondadori Media S.p.a. In the United States, Grazia is published as a luxury quarterly edition, with additional Grazia Gazettes published to celebrate iconic locales and memorable events.

    Grazia is Italy's fashion bible, published by the Mondadori Group. For 80 years Grazia has remained in step with changing tastes season after season, style after style. At the top end of quality and design, Grazia is the most accomplished ambassador of the “Made in Italy” brand and is a preferred advertising vehicle for designer, fashion, and beauty companies. Thanks to its experience, excellence, and brand value, Grazia is the first Italian weekly magazine to extend its successful formula abroad, with 21 editions worldwide in 23 countries, creating the most dynamic magazine network on the market.

    Pantheon Media Group (PMG) is an independent next-generation media company that brings one of the most prestigious European fashion magazines to the biggest fashion market in the world. PMG is the exclusive publisher of Grazia USA, the latest franchise of the iconic fashion bible, first launched in Italy in 1938. Also uniquely focused on beauty, culture, society, status, celebrity, and luxury, Grazia USA publishes digitally first and later in print, with the release of the first of its quarterly 400-page magazines in 2021. Grazia USA does more than just inform and inspire an educated audience of influential readers: It is unlike anything the fashion industry in the United States has ever seen. We do not serve readers, we serve users. PMG is a 360-degree media business that is poised for the future, broadening storytelling into virtual and augmented reality, video, television, audio, e-commerce, live events, branded content, innovative advertising solutions and beyond. PMG is headquartered in New York City.

    Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world's premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through new digital platforms and a number of new initiatives such as the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report and the BMW Art Journey. Art Basel's Global Media Partner is The Financial Times. For further information, please visit

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  • Independent Author Self Publishes Social Emotional Chapter Book for Middle Graders that Supports Local Animal Shelter

    Tessie and Lola Save the Dogs

    Tessie and Lola

    Tessie and Lola Save the Dogs

    Tessie and Lola Save the Dogs

    S.A. Beach wrote a book called Tessie and Lola Save the Dogs based on his own dogs who use their special abilities to help lost dogs find their way back home.

    My favorite parts are when Lola uses the tablet to call a taxi and when the strays get adopted. I am happy I have it because I can share it with my brothers and sisters and they can enjoy it too”
    — Kenny, 10 Years Old
    BOCA RATON, FL, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2021 / -- Tessie and Lola Save the Dogs is a grounded story of how two dogs use their talents to help lost animals find their way back home or into a shelter. Tessie is one of the fastest and most agile dogs in the world while Lola discovers she has an uncanny ability to master computers and can read her owner’s emails. Together, they formulate a plan to find and save the animals in need. Tessie must overcome her fears and discover her inner bravery to venture into the unknown city while Lola tries to monitor Tessie's progress from home but often gets distracted by wildly addictive video games. Along the way, they discover the city has a lot more than just animals who cannot find their way home. Angry city dogs, hungry strays, and animal shelter workers become just some of the hurdles that Tessie and Lola must overcome if they are to Save the Dogs.

    A portion of this book’s proceeds will be donated to a local animal shelter. There are a lot of great dog and animal rescue shelters out there with a lot of good people doing unbelievably amazing things everyday, helping abandoned and unwanted animals. But then you hear and read about this rescue in particular: 100+ Abandoned Dogs of the Everglades - Florida Dog Rescue. This is a shelter that takes it to another level and for every book sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to them.

    This book shares the story of two uniquely talented dogs who decide to use their special abilities to help other animals in need. The story touches on subjects and issues that face today’s younger generation: learning computers, dealing with bullies, playing video games, accepting those who are different and helping those in need. It is only available in this paperback edition as I feel there is something organically special about holding a book in your hands, turning page after page, that a computer does not foster. I also believe that for most of us, we can all agree that our children could all use a little less screen time.

    The book can only be purchased online at

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  • The Skinny On Building Bone Density Reported By Dr. Cass Ingram

    The Wilderness Doctor created BoneActiv

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    The Bone Building Miracle

    Bone Density Health

    Healthy Bone

    Author Dr. Cass Ingram reveals how to reverse and prevent bone loss with natural protocols and recipes in his book “The Bone Building Miracle.”

    What has been held impossible has now been proven true; even after degenerating, bone can be re-built. It is rather incredible, but even thinning of the bones, outright osteoporosis, can be reversed”
    — Dr. Cass Ingram The Wilderness Doctor
    FOREST LAKE, IL, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2021 / -- In his book “The Bone Building Miracle”, osteopathic physician and researcher Dr. Cass Ingram explains why our bones, joints, and cartilage break down over time and presents evidence showing that an aging skeletal system can be fortified and regenerated with proper nutrition and supplements. Dr. Ingram also details the protocols he has developed to increase bone density and promote joint health using nutrient-rich foods, raw wild herbs and spices, and powerful mineral extracts.

    “Throughout the Western world, there are countless millions of people who are suffering from degenerative diseases of the bones and joints, such as arthritis, rheumatic diseases, bone cancer, osteoporosis, cartilaginous disorders, and premature fractures,” says Dr. Ingram. “A diet rich in a variety of bone-building nutrients could dramatically reduce the number of these degenerative conditions.”

    Dr. Ingram says the critical age when symptoms of bone loss become more severe appears to be about 50. This is confirmed by the June 2014 National Osteoporosis Foundation publication stating some 54 million American adults 50 and older are affected by this disease, either represented as osteoporosis outright or measurably low bone mass.

    “Who doesn’t know someone suffering from the breakdown of their bones and joints leading to severe pain and inflammation or a breakdown to such a degree that joint replacement is needed,” says Dr. Ingram. “But what has been held impossible has now been proven true; even after degenerating, bone can be re-built. It is rather incredible, but even thinning of the bones, outright osteoporosis, can be reversed.”

    Bone health protocols discussed in the book include:

    • Diet. The best bone-building foods to eat and the foods to avoid.
    • Supplements; including those developed by Dr. Ingram: BoneActiv capsules and BoneActiv rubbing oil
    formulated with raw wild oregano, wild rosemary, wild sage, and organic grass feed beef bones.
    • Exercise. The best exercises to do and how to do them.
    • Recipes for Bone Broth.

    The book details how bone disease and joint breakdown are not inevitable parts of aging - these conditions can be prevented or reversed.

    “Who would have known that the herbs contained in BoneActiv actually can inhibit the breakdown of bone that contributes to osteoporosis,” said BoneActiv user N.A.

    For more information or to order “The Bone Building Miracle” book and/or Dr. Ingram’s bone-building supplements visit www. or call 800-295-3737.

    About the Author Dr. Cass Ingram

    Dr. Cass Ingram, founder of PurelyWild™, is a nutritional physician who received a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Iowa (1979) and a D.O. from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA (1984). He is one of North America’s leading experts on the health benefits and disease-fighting properties of wild medicinal spice extracts. The author of more than 20 books on natural healing including “The Bone Building Miracle” has given answers and hope to millions through his lectures and interviews on radio and TV programs across America.

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  • Jose Eshkenazi Smeke: Las medidas sanitarias se pueden fortalecer para los eventos deportivos

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    Jose Eshkenazi Publicidad en canchas de futbol

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    Jose Eshkenazi de Soccer Media Solutions explica publicidad deportiva las olimpiadas

    Jose Eshkenazi Publicidad en canchas de futbol

    El experto en marketing deportivo Jose Eshkenazi Smeke señala algunos de los nuevos retos en la realización de eventos deportivos

    A pesar del reinicio de las operaciones, observamos que las audiencias de las transmisiones de los eventos deportivos se incrementan”
    — Jose Eshkenazi Smeke
    MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2021 / -- Ante la incertidumbre generada por los recientes sucesos, el experto en marketing deportivo Jose Eshkenazi Smeke comentó que las ligas deportivas están preparadas para afrontar estos nuevos retos.

    Durante las siguientes semanas conoceremos los impactos de esta nueva variante. Es tiempo de estar preparados no alarmados. El camino es fortalecer las medidas sanitarias, enfatizó el ejecutivo líder en publicidad virtual Jose Eshkenazi Smeke.

    A la fecha los eventos masivos no han sido un detonador de contagios. La organización de la Formula Uno en la Ciudad de México fue un éxito en ese sentido. En el caso de México al ser los eventos deportivos mayoritariamente en espacios abiertos probablemente ha apoyado a disminuir las posibilidades de contagio, señalo Jose Eshkenazi Smeke.

    Sobre la capacidad de México para poder establecer los mecanismos para garantizar la realización de eventos deportivos añadió: La vacunación es la pieza inicial para enfrentar este reto y México a pesar de todos sus retos ha podido avanzar en este capítulo. La Ciudad de México y su área metropolitana han avanzado notablemente en la materia. Ciertamente no enfrentamos un debate alrededor de la aplicación de la vacuna en la sociedad mexicana en comparación con los retos en otros países.
    Efectivamente diversos medios señalaron el éxito de la Formula Uno en la CDMX basado en la implementación del F1 Fast Pass.

    Adicionalmente sobre los impactos que tienen los eventos deportivos con espectadores en los ratings de la televisión, el experto en publicidad deportiva en televisión estableció: “Los ratings de las transmisiones de eventos deportivos tanto en México como fuera del país han sido notorios. Lo observamos en la NFL y también en la Liga MX BBVA Bancomer a las audiencias le gusta ver partidos con aficionados. Es parte de la gran fiesta en comunidad que nos aportan los eventos deportivos.”

    Sobre el futuro de las audiencias en la televisión comentó que: “A pesar del reinicio de las operaciones observamos que las audiencias de las transmisiones de los eventos deportivos se mantienen. Es de esperar que los eventos deportivos y los realities se mantengan como la pieza medular de los contenidos en televisión.”

    Finalmente, el ejecutivo Jose Eshkenazi comentó: El entretenimiento como industria está en un cambio profundo. La reciente situación que vivimos permitió el desarrolo de los NTF en deportes, el crecimeinto de los esports, entre otras cosas. por eso podemos decir que algunas áreas están logrando triunfar mientras otras áreas de la industria enfrentan retos importantes. Afortunadamente en la categoría de publicidad virtual observamos un crecimiento en nuestras divisiones de eventos deportivos y realities. Nuestros clientes están encontrando los resultados que les fortalecen sus estrategias de marketing con los productos que ofrecemos

    About Jose Eshkenazi Smeke
    Jose Eshkenazi Smeke is the CEO of Soccer Media Solutions, a Mexico-based sports marketing company, and a sports marketing and digital marketing specialist. He is passionate about the outdoors, digital advertising, and combining the two.

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  • Kirkus Review of "The Ultimate Human Secrets" by Award-winning Bestselling Author Ramzi Najjar

    A guide for readers to build better versions of themselves.

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, December 2, 2021 / -- BOOK REVIEW

    A guide for readers to build better versions of themselves.

    The Ultimate Human Secrets: The Hidden Power in our Mysterious Unconscious Knowledge, Ramzi Najjar, 2021

    Entrepreneur Najjar opens his book on a note of millennial uncertainty. Humans, he contends, seek power by nature, including the power of knowledge, but in the present era, “our circumstances increasingly seem to have more deterring effects on us than we have on them.” The key to combating this, according to Najjar, is to work on achieving a state of inner being that prioritizes substance instead of mere appearance: “It’s more than just what looks healthy and shiny on the outside,” he writes. The author asserts that the human brain and body will always tell a person what’s right and wrong but that many people spend their lives ignoring that inner voice instead of training themselves to listen to it and take heed. In forceful, passionate prose, Najjar walks his readers through several aspects of this inner awakening, including the importance of sleep, which he describes as “recharging” the body with electricity, which binds to “memory particles” that flow throughout the body during this recharging. The goal that Najjar ultimately sketches out is one of achieving personal mastery over the unconscious “twisting and deforming” of reality by taking “a more conscious approach to living.”

    This basically sound advice, however, is offset throughout the book by a great deal of vague phrasing and questionable assertions; there are no such things as “memory particles,” for instance, and there’s no solid evidence that humans naturally possess infallible moral compasses. As a result, when the book repeats typical, long-standing self-help claims about how it doesn’t matter what life throws at a person but only how that person responds, readers may find themselves somewhat skeptical.

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  • Expounding Scriptures to counter misinterpreted ones

    The Cult That Calls Itself The Church of Christ

    Proving Church of Christ’s conclusions wrong

    COOKSTOWN, NEW JERSEY, USA, December 2, 2021 / -- Pious people conform to the different practices that their respective churches preach; doctrines are believed to secure salvation. However, there is a multitude of false doctrines rampant in today’s churches. Ronald Craig, in his book "The Cult That Calls Itself The Church of Christ," debunks the doctrines practiced by the Church of Christ.

    Author Ronald Craig boldly protests the questionable teachings of the Church of Christ, claiming the practiced doctrines are falsehoods. Ron uses biblical passages to counter such false doctrines floating around the church.

    Water-baptism, for one, is pointed out to be a heresy. Ron refutes this church practice with how it is concluded to regenerate the sinner’s spirit. Water-baptism is frequently discussed in Scripture passages, and Ron thoroughly expounds these to prove false the Church of Christ’s conclusion regarding water-baptism. This and several other beliefs and practices born out of misinterpreted biblical passages are cited in "The Cult That Calls Itself The Church of Christ."

    Author Ronald Craig began the Gospel ministry in 1970, at the age of 25. He got a Bachelor of Arts degree and later went to a Charismatic Bible School. Ron has been a home-church pastor for over 20 years now. He is also a Christian book writer and has already published 9 Bible Study books to date, with two YouTube Bible-teaching channels.

    What everyone needs to know about the teachings of the Church of Christ are unveiled in Ronald Craig’s "The Cult That Calls Itself The Church of Christ." Grab a copy on leading online bookstores Amazon, Book Depository, Books-A-Million, and Barnes & Noble.

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  • Galaxy’s Edge publisher, Arc Manor, asks authors to resubmit to the Resnick Award

    The Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction

    Arc Manor changed its submission process for the Resnick Award resulting in the deletion of some submissions. Writers are encouraged to resubmit their stories

    ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, USA, December 2, 2021 / -- The Mike Resnick Memorial Award is an annual award co-sponsored by Galaxy’s Edge magazine and Dragon Con specifically geared toward new, unpublished writers. The award is given out at the annual Dragon Con in Atlanta and attempts to carry forward Mike Resnick’s passion to encourage new authors in science fiction and fantasy.

    Arc Manor Publishers recently changed the submission engine it uses to accept story submissions. During the changeover process, a number of submissions were lost along with the contact information of the submitters. Anyone who submitted their entry prior to November 1 is encouraged to resubmit their entries again.

    The new submissions portal is also accepting new story entries until April 15, 2022. The only requirement is the author affirm they have not had a professional sale as of the date of submission. There is no fee to enter the contest.

    The winning story gets a cash price, a trophy, and the opportunity to have their story published in Galaxy’s Edge (at the magazine’s prevailing rate, which is in addition to the cash prize being offered).

    The editor of Galaxy’s Edge may also offer to buy other stories submitted to the Award, regardless of whether they are finalists or runner-ups. Last year the editor bought five stories submitted to the competition to appear in future issues of the magazine.

    Details on submission requirements and procedures can be found at:

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  • Winners Announced: 3rd Quarter Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests

    The 3rd Quarter Writers of the Future Contest winners

    The 3rd Quarter Illustrators of the Future Contest winners

    The Winners and Finalists announced for the 3rd Quarter Year 38 of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest.

    A culture is as rich and as capable of surviving as it has imaginative artists.”
    — L. Ron Hubbard
    LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2021 / -- The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests are pleased to announce the third quarter winners for its 38th year.

    For the Writers of the Future Contest, the winners for the quarter ending June 30, 2021, are:
    First Place – Mitchel V. Eisenlohr from Washington
    Second Place – Em Dupre from Florida
    Third Place – N.V. Haskell from Kentucky

    And for the Illustrators of the Future Contest, the winners are:
    Nick Jizba from Nebraska
    Brett Stump from Missouri
    Anna Lee Wu from Maryland

    They will be published in 2022 in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 38.

    You can find the complete list of Finalists, Semi-Finalists, and Honorable Mentions at

    In 1985, with the release of the first volume of the series, L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “A culture is as rich and as capable of surviving as it has imaginative artists....” Contest Director Joni Labaqui said, “We are seeing this objective being achieved with the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, now with submissions sent in from over 175 countries.”

    The award-winning writers and illustrators will be flown out to Hollywood for a week-long workshop with Contest judges, who are some of the biggest names in the field, plus a lavish awards ceremony.

    Writer judges are Kevin J. Anderson, Dr. Doug Beason, Dr. Gregory Benford, Orson Scott Card, David Farland, Eric Flint, Brian Herbert, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Nancy Kress, Katherine Kurtz, Todd McCaffrey, Rebecca Moesta, Larry Niven, Jody Lynn Nye, Dr. Nnedi Okorafor, Tim Powers, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Brandon Sanderson, Dr. Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Dean Wesley Smith, S.M. Stirling, and Dr. Sean Williams.

    Illustrator judges are Echo Chernik, Lazarus Chernik, Ciruelo, Vincent Di Fate, Diane Dillon, Bob Eggleton, Craig Elliott, Larry Elmore, Laura Freas Beraha, Bea Jackson, Val Lakey Lindahn, Stephan Martiniere, Mike Perkins, Sergey Poyarkov, Rob Prior, Dan dos Santos, Shaun Tan, Tom Wood, and Stephen Youll.

    The Contests are both free to enter and can be found at

    L. Ron Hubbard initiated the Writers of the Future writing contest in 1983 to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for the aspiring artist.

    Throughout the Contests’ 38-year history, over 800 writers and illustrators have been recognized as winners.

    The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 440 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 1,150 novels and nearly 4,500 short stories. They have produced 34 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.

    The 370 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,000 illustrations, 360 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

    For more information on the Contests, visit

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  • “A Tyrannosaurus For Christmas” Arrives With a Roar

    CD cover for "A Tyrannosaurus for Christmas"

    "A Tyrannosaurus for Christmas" (CD cover)

    Max Hawthorne, author and songwriter, with a plesiosaur at the AMNH

    Author/songwriter Max Hawthorne, posing with a plesiosaur at the American Museum of Natural History

    Billy rides his T-Rex in the music video for "A Tyrannosaurus for Christmas"

    Billy rides "Tyron" the T-Rex in "A Tyrannosaurus for Christmas". Copyright 2019 FFTTP

    The hit song by author Max Hawthorne proves that kids really do want a dinosaur for Christmas.

    A baby Rex would be the best indeed. Forget Velociraptors or Brachiosauruses. They bite and they scratch and they squash all the school buses! A Tyrannosaurus rex is all I need.”
    — Max Hawthorne
    BUCKINGHAM, PA, US, December 2, 2021 / -- It’s an established fact that novelty Christmas songs will forever be associated with the holidays. Whether it’s barking dogs, singing chipmunks, or a bunch of runaway reindeer, animals and their antics are often center stage in these productions. This year, bestselling author Max Hawthorne brings the prehistoric to the present with his nigh-irresistible earworm, A Tyrannosaurus For Christmas.

    Hawthorne’s boisterous song uses old-fashioned melodies that get you swaying to the music. The lyrics chronicle the adventures of a young boy named Billy who pines for, of all things, a Tyrannosaurus rex. There are lots of references to other dinosaurs – ones budding paleontologist are sure to know – and Billy explains why a T-Rex is the obvious and best choice for a pet. There’s even an adorable message for Santa, an attempt to convince him to bring Billy a baby dino that will one day be big enough to eat an elephant, “It prob-lee will help him to get Rex off his shelves . . . then he can stop looking for his missing elves.”

    A Tyrannosaurus For Christmas is promoted by Musik and Film’s President, Stephen Wrench. Wrench is a music industry legend, and has worked with, played with, and managed greats like Lynyard Skynyard, Survivor, Santana, Toto, Tom Petty, and many more. Since its release a month ago, A Tyrannosaurus For Christmas has been “clawing its way” up the charts, and is currently ranked #11 on the World Indie Music Chart’s Top 100. When asked about his song’s unprecedented appeal, Hawthorne said, “I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for Stephen and the team over at Musik and Film. I’m beyond thrilled. They felt my song was both catchy and timely. Everyone who’s taken their family to see ‘Jurassic World’ knows that children love dinosaurs; it’s a fact of life. And that includes grownup kids. If you’re going to ask Santa for something, you might as well go big, as in Tyrannosaurus big. Who wouldn’t want to ride a T-rex to school instead of the school bus? Can you imagine the looks on all the teachers’ faces?”

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