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  • StoriesAmazing Sci-Fi/Psych-thriller surges: Jacketed Hardcover & “Audio Theater” (multi voice, sound effects) out soon

    Smilodon Skull, Gene segment, Hour Glass

    Book Cover

    AOG Bestseller in multiple Amazon Categories

    AOG Bestseller in multiple Amazon Categories

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    Could genetic warfare trigger the ONLY prophecy in common among religions? Thrill yourself & audience w/the timely, scary, FACT-BASED novel: ANCIENT OF GENES!

    Fact-based bestseller, razor close to: 1. REAL genetics & 2. the only prophecy in common among religions & myth traditions! Great for gifts and news for media!””
    — Laura Haas, Publisher
    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- A geneticist’s regeneration of Ice Age animals AND humans is stolen and becomes the basis for genetic warfare weapons – and the prophesied Resurrection of the Dead!

    Cloning sheep and chimps was only a beginning. Using Fossil Gene Redemption (FGR), geneticist Kevin G. Harrigan experiments with genes from a frozen "Ice Man". His work prompts Iraqi leader, Ishmail Mon, to provide resources for exciting new research that enables Harrigan's team to regenerate extinct “cryptids” and human sub-species from the Ice Ages. But FGR can be the basis for genetic weapons of mass destruction; United States intelligence and defense leaders must act!

    Radically distinct from Jurassic Park, Ancient of Genes shows new megafauna regeneration methods by which the only prophecy held in common among major religions & myth traditions could manifest: Some form of regeneration of human ancestors and megafauna. Once considered junk DNA, personality genes and other traits archive in lineages. These genes await a virus vector that targets meiosis to re-express them in all subsequent generations. This can start a resurrection cascade enabling Mon to ruin enemy genomes, improve his allies’ genes… and inherit the earth.

    Harrigan's frightening choice can lead to redemption… or the terrifying sunset of humanity!

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    …Spellbinding, well-researched and has intriguing characters. …A page-turner as we get to learn about the growth and development of the characters over the span of 16 years. Feeling a deep, emotional connection with the protagonist and other characters is inevitable. The author... explain[s] complex scientific ideas in a comprehensible manner... real-world scientific research... intriguing storyline, superior storytelling craft, rich world-building.
    -- The Book Commentary (David Reyes, author, reviewer)
    --------------------------------
    Ancient of Genes recently slammed on to the bestseller list, no doubt due to its inspired plot and oh so very intriguing characters that draw you deeper into the plot with each and every page. This brilliant author has delivered readers a read that hits all the sweet spots and beyond, making this an epic read....
    -- USAReformer (Tracey Williams, Ph.D., author, reviewer, professor)
    --------------------------------
    A phenomenal book... the setting, descriptiveness and raw energy captivate, all coming together to have the reader turning pages effortlessly.
    -- Digital Journal (Markos Papadatos "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment)
    --------------------------------
    9 stars out of 10, but we'll round up! Gallagher lays out the underlying science in Chapter One, priming the engines. Then the plot takes off like a rocket. There are plenty of evolving characters, with powerful motivations and inspirations. Even human sub-species stand on their own. Gallagher excels, too, in his action scenes and creature encounters. The plot and intrigue are multilayered. Read Ancient of Genes now!
    -- SubCreated-Worlds (Josh Griffing, author of Pyre & Ice and The Wayward Sun Universe)
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    There are also 26 Prior version reviews by bestselling authors & pro reviewers in AOG's front matter.
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    Author Profiles: Biography at the bottom of AuthorDan.com. Dan Gallagher is a former U.S.
    Army Ranger & retired Financial Advisor; published in fiction & nonfiction since 1992.

    "A Writing Style Shaped by Life Experiences":
    AuthorDan.com/home2/gallagi1/authordan-how-he-rite-would-i-like-dis-freekin-guys-stuff/

    Video Teaser, Excerpts & More: AncientOfGenes.com
    --------------------------------
    Milestones:
    • TV-series Pilot was a Finalist, Page Turner Award (British-based, international, Sep 2021)
    • Amazon Bestseller in five categories of Science Fiction; #1 New Release in two (Oct 2021)
    • Gallagher won the 2019 CWG Seal of Approval; AOG is a candidate (announced Feb 2022)
    • 1997 version was a Writers’ Foundation Best of America Award finalist
    • Highest scores ever when evaluated in "Writers Showcase"
    • Of 150 Nebula Award nominees, the 1997 version was 14th of 29 in 2nd-round voting
    • Exceptionally visual & timely: Recent discoveries enhance plausibility!
    • “Far from predictable” story line; improved prose (vs 1997 version)
    • Novel & short story anthology (constituting in-progress sequel) available!
    • Demand rising for prehistoric-related, genetic & psychological spiritual thrillers:
    Might AOG become a franchise rivaling Jurassic Park’s? TV-series script/bible available!
    --------------------------------

    Contacts:
    Marketing: Dar Dowling, CMO, Atlas Elite Partners, NY, AtlasElitePartners@gmx.com

    Literary, TV/film rights: Bill Pettit, Agent/Producer, WilliamPettitAgency@gmail.com
    Before emailing, please visit: AuthorDan.com/home2/gallagi1/tv-series-proposals

    Permissions, events: Laura Haas, Managing Partner, StoriesAmazing, Pubs@StoriesAmazing.com
    +1 704-941-1757.

    Media (only) may phone author Dan Gallagher: 704-362-1001.

    VIDEO TEASER for Ancient Beacon Series & BOOK 1, ANCIENT OF GENES, at AncientOfGenes.com

    Laura Haas
    StoriesAmazing
    +1 704-941-1757
    Pubs@StoriesAmazing.com

  • Bradbury Press Announces Revised Release Dates

    Sanya Simmons's debut novel will be on sale in the last week of January

    Silhouette of a young boy with the text Extraordinary by Teddy Konickson

    Teddy's debut novel, Extraordinary will be on sale in the last week of January

    Bradbury Press announces revised dates for its December titles - which were delayed due to logistical challenges & surge in Covid cases in the city.

    We are thankful to our partners, authors and retail associates for their support, patience and understanding. I'm confident that”
    — Richard Charkin
    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, January 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Bradbury Press is thrilled to announce the new publication dates for its keenly anticipated titles including ‘Extraordinary’ by Teddy Konickson, ‘A Single Mom’s Guide to Raising Black Gentlemen’ by Sanya Simmons and others.

    Earlier, in our previous press release (shared on November 30th 2021), it was announced that all five books will be released on December 21st, 2021. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to move the publication date to the 29th of January, 2022. Subsequently, all our titles scheduled to be released in January have been postponed to April, 2022.

    We received incredible response from all our retailers, readers and reviewers across the country and beyond after our initial announcement. We regret any confusion or inconvenience caused to our partners and readers who placed pre-orders. We hope that our readers, partners and retailer associates will appreciate our efforts in keeping things on track in these difficult times.

    The following titles will be available for pre-order on the 10th of January, 2022.

    1. ‘A Single Mom’s Guide to Raising Black Gentlemen’ by Sanya Simmons [ebook, paperback & hardcover]
    2. 'Extraordinary' by Teddy Konickson [Hardcover]
    3. 'Face Everything & Rise' by Kelsey Walker
    4. 'The Boss of You' by Vanessa Bryant
    5. 'My Father's Gap & Winning Strategies' by Pastor Michael

    Chris Haven
    Bradbury Press
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  • Fran Briggs Releases Best of Winter Reading

    Fran Briggs, American Journalist

    Fran Briggs, American Journalist

    Ten authors share their talents, capture attention with mystery, humor, spirituality and romance

    NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, January 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- American journalist, Fran Briggs has announced the Best of Winter Reading this season. The annual promotion puts the spotlight on favorite authors from Los Angeles to New York.

    "It is an honor to help passionate readers make quality decisions as it pertains to their reading choices - especially considering the innumerable talented authors writing today," stated Briggs. "The Best of Winter Reading list is organized using the book's title, author, publisher, a short synopsis of the publication and a link for additional information and purchase. In every case, the pages will turn quickly."

    Briggs' says the rating of each book is not based on generic criteria. Genres include mystery, humor, spirituality and romance.

    "The books showcase the author's literary vision through their subject, creativity, impact, originality, influence, and quality," stated Briggs. "This list is not a 'greatest of', but rather best of winter reading. These authors deserve recognition for being distinguished in their genre," she concluded.

    Below are the ten selections. The numerical order does not coincide with ranking.

    1. "For Such A Time As This" (Thy Word Publishing) by Paulette Harper Real Stories. Real Faith. Real Transformation. https://www.amazon.com/Such-Time-As-This-ebook/dp/B09KZKT1WJ/


    2. "The Husbands and Wives Club" (Touchstone) by Laurie Abraham
    Want to know what really happens in couples' therapy? Be careful what you ask for. https://www.amazon.com/Husbands-Wives-Club-Couples-Therapy/dp/1416585478

    3. "30 Days to Taming Your Finances" (Harvest House) by Deborah Pegues
    Covers the emotional and practical side of putting finances in order. https://www.amazon.com/30-Days-Taming-Your-Finances/dp/0736918361

    4. "Louisiana Taboo" (AuthorHouse) by Paula Murphy A true-life story of triumph, courage, and overcoming obstacles
    http://www.AuthorHouse.com

    5. "Whatever It Takes" (Brandon Bornancin) by Brandon Bornancin
    No matter who you are or where you come from, your education, or your network, you can defy the odds https://www.amazon.com/dp/1952569362

    6. "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" (Random House) by Helen Simonson
    The shy romance between a retired British officer and a Pakistani shopkeeper http://www.amazon.com

    7. "The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian" by Stephen Rosenfield (Kindle) Entertaining and sharply written guide—for both beginners breaking into comedy https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Stand-Up-Stephen-Rosenfield/dp/1613736924

    8. "The Autobiography of an Execution" (Twelve) by David R. Dow
    A riveting memoir by an intelligent and feeling attorney whose clients are on death row. http://www.amazon.com

    9."You Can't Slay Stuck: Second Chance Christian Contemporary Romance (The Sunday Service Book 1)
    " (Kindle) by Danyelle Scroggins It’s been a fight to remember what’s inside while still lingering in the space and place where it happened https://www.amazon.com/You-Cant-Slay-Stuck-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B09MQWZR9H

    10. "The Three Billy Goats" (Barefoot Books) by Roberta Arenson
    An artfully-told children's book that is rich in poetic language featuring the daily lives of clever Billy goats. http://www.amazon.com

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  • EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP’S ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK DIGITAL SITES REGISTER RECORD TRAFFIC TO END 2021

    —RadarOnline.com™ led the charge, with close to 18 million visits to the site, with users consuming close to 6.5 million on-site videos—

    Radar continues to chart a trajectory that most publishers dream of.”
    — Melissa Cronin, EMG’s President and Chief Operating Officer
    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, January 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Empire Media Group, Inc. (“EMG” or the “Company”), a dynamic privately owned global media conglomerate of knowledge-based brands and an innovator of content experiences across different platforms, today announced its Entertainment Network registered record traffic in December 2021, with more than 43 million visits to its sites.

    At a time when engagement and traffic are falling across the competitive set, collectively, the audiences of OKmagazine.com™, RadarOnline.com™, Front Page Detectives™, The Royal Observer™, and Morning Honey™ consumed more than 101 million page-views.

    RadarOnline.com™ beat out its sister site OKmagazine.com™, with 17.8 million sessions (up 12.72% month-on-month) compared to OK!’s 17.6 million (up 33% month-on-month). OK! logged 9.1 million video views on-site in December alone.

    Of OK!’s total audience, 30.95% were first-time visitors to the site; 9.87% of Radar’s total audience were new users.

    Both are record highs for RadarOnline.com™ and OKmagazine.com™ since EMG acquired the brands in 2021 and 2020, respectively. The noteworthy traffic numbers also exceed traffic numbers for many years under past ownership.

    “Radar continues to chart a trajectory that most publishers dream of. As a former Editor in Chief of the site myself, I have been thrilled to see the brand return to its former glory and hit new heights under Editor-In-Chief Ryan Naumann. Radar has one of the most highly influential, loyal, and engaged audiences out there, and for good reason,” said Melissa Cronin, EMG’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

    “Our unique blend of world exclusive reporting and ‘fresh intelligence,’ combined with compelling long-form storytelling about Hollywood and pop culture has Radar once again dominating the celebrity conversation. While other celebrity sites fade away, Radar is only getting more dynamic.”

    Features published in December included “Last Call At the Viper Room: The Secret History of America’s Most Notorious – And Cursed – Rock Dive Bar.” Correspondent Nick Harding uncovered fresh leads in one of Hollywood’s most baffling cold cases, absolving movie star Johnny Depp from the decades-old conspiracy that he plotted to murder a rival.

    Radar also investigated “Millionaire Nuns On The Run,” a wild investigation into eight Catholic nuns who secretly sold their convent to become instant millionaires, setting off a chain of events that included a love triangle, the betrayal of the man who helped them abscond, a child abuse scandal, a vicious court battle and a vengeful bishop brought down by his own sins.

    “Throughout this period of growth and acceleration, Radar has consistently showcased why it is a must-read for the pop culture obsessed,” said Mr. Naumann. “Last week alone, with the death of Betty White, we were able to draw upon on our near 20-year archives of reporting to provide the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of the death of a true Hollywood trailblazer.”

    Radar also provided gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, seven years after Radar was the first to bring the Jeffrey Epstein case to the national conversation back in 2014.

    Ms. Cronin also highlighted the growth of EMG startup sites FrontPageDetectives.com, which registered 3.3 million visits under Editor-in-Chief Alex Lang, and TheRoyalObserver.com, which grew to 2.5 million visitors under Editor-in-Chief Jaclyn Roth. The Royal Observer™ takes you behind the high walls, gilded gates, and palace façades and into the very heart of the most famous families alive, while Front Page Detectives™ is a modern interpretation of the defunct true crime magazine of the same name that was published between 1924 and 1995.

    EMG’s numbers bucked a recent report that showed engagement with news content plummeted last year compared to 2020. Various metrics illustrated in the report showed the dwindling popularity of the content, specifically with website visits for the top-performing news websites in the U.S. tracked by Similarweb in the first 11 months of 2021 dropping 8%.

    ABOUT EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP, INC:

    Empire Media Group, Inc. (EMG) is the new media landscape, where bold and authoritative content meets innovative delivery for passionate audiences. An award-winning, global, and next-generation multi-platform media company, EMG encompasses a powerful portfolio of assets that serve highly engaged audiences through a rich assemblage of content delivery mechanisms: from magazines, live events, and digital media, to video, television, audio, book publishing, and more. EMG’s suite of 13 vaunted brands makes it one of the world’s largest and most diversified modern media conglomerates, with market share across entertainment, fashion and beauty, luxury, travel, and specialist consumer titles. At EMG, we do not just serve readers; we serve users. Divisions of EMG include television and movie production company Mystify Studios, podcast studio Audology, literary publisher Harland & Wolff Publishing, marketing firm Elevate Strategic, EMG Ventures, and the non-profit foundation, the Institute for Healthy Media Minds, which is focused on creating a positive culture of mental health across the journalism, media, and public relations industries. With these six distinct business units united under a mandate of preeminence in content quality and innovation, EMG is a 360-degree media business that is poised for the future — broadening the reach of storytelling into virtual and augmented reality, programming, e-commerce, immersive events, branded content, innovative advertising solutions, and beyond.

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  • New book, named a top holiday pick by Good Morning America, shares inspirations from the beauty of the human spirit

    A Heart's Landscape

    Susan Lax

    A HEART’S LANDSCAPE: An Invitation to the Garden of Moments by Susan Lax

    Providing companionship, solace and beauty, this book belongs close by, to be opened whenever the soul seeks some nourishment and gentle strokes.”
    — Rabbi Miri Gold
    NEW YORK, NY, US, January 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- No matter how challenging times may be, a new book just released by a spiritual counselor and debut author -- and named by Good Morning America as one of the top holiday picks -- is designed to unlock for readers a moment of joy in each day.

    A Heart’s Landscape: An Invitation to the Garden of Moments (Your Moment Press) by Susan Lax, is a beautiful collection of stories, poems, and words from the garden of the author's heart that offers insights, comfort, and healing. It is being targeted to appropriate markets with a focus on Energy Healing, Love & Loss, Death & Grief categories.

    The book recently claimed the #1 spot on Amazon's New Releases in the Mental and Spiritual Healing category.

    Some days, our hearts or souls can't find the glasses to see, and we cannot hear our own music. We find ourselves on autopilot, forgetting the preciousness of being and losing touch with our creative spirit. But on other days, our being fills with excitement, magically showing us the miracle of joy. Lax explores the gifts of awareness and encourages the reader to be present in the moment.

    With A Heart's Landscape, Lax offers a path to an attentive heart. On every page, her words and timeless photographs meet your soul in the perfect place. In times of grief, illness, or life transitions, you'll find healing and strength within these pages. As a spiritual counselor, end-of-life caregiver, and Reiki practitioner, Lax shares the truths and inspirations she has learned from the beauty of the human spirit and the gifts of nature and awareness.

    The author is available for interviews and as a podcast guest. Contact her or visit her website at susanplax.com.

    Lax writes an “email for the soul” called Morning Inspiration, which started as a message of joy to a dear friend at a time of great illness and slowly developed into the likes of storytelling and poetry. “By reaching people around the world, the emails connect us all through words of inspiration,” says Lax. “The idea of putting Morning Inspiration in a book began at my readers’ request. It came to fruition during Covid lockdown, as the waves of grief and uncertainty rushed through all our moments. I put a collection of my inspirations and photographs in one place, A Heart’s Landscape.”

    Praise is already pouring in:

    Says journalist Bradley Burston, “In a conversation that flows and then pauses to breathe and to learn and to look anew, Susan Lax melds strength and compassion to bring life wisdom to every page. A literal labor of love.”

    Kirkus Reviews says, "The accompanying photos are beguiling, with sun-dappled seascapes, forest and mountain scenes, and lots of flowers, all rendered in lush color. Overall, many readers will find this collection to be an energizing daily constitutional for the soul."

    Adds Jeannie Blaustein, Ph.D., D. Ministry, “Lax invites us to awaken our hearts to all that is, and to deepen our attention so that we may find in each moment of our lives the courage, humility, honesty and hope that sustain the human spirit.”

    The book is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, Book Depository and many other retailers.

    About the author: Susan Lax offers spiritual coaching and care for many, including those touched by illness and loving someone through death. She leads workshops and guided meditation sessions. In 2010 she began writing Morning Inspiration—an email for your soul. In addition, Susan is a certified Reiki practitioner. The co-owner of Naot Footwear, Susan spends her moments between New York and Tel Aviv together with her partner in life and love. They share the joy of three daughters and five grandchildren.

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  • ANCIENT OF GENES: 4 TV/Film Execs Ask Pettit Agency to Submit Script! Also: Jacketed Hardcover & Audio Theater Ver Soon!

    Smilodon Skull, Gene segment, Hour Glass

    Book Cover

    AOG Bestseller in multiple Amazon Categories

    AOG Bestseller in multiple Amazon Categories

    StoriesAmazing Publisher Logo

    StoriesAmazing Publisher Logo

    Fact-based Amazon Bestseller, razor close to: 1. REAL genetics technology now, and to 2. the only prophecy in common among religions & myth traditions!

    Fact-based bestseller, razor close to Reality. Great for fiction AND nonfiction fans of: Natural Sciences, Sci-fi, Metaphysics, Religion, Cryptozoology, Action, Psychological & Military Thrillers!”
    — Laura Haas, Publisher
    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- A geneticist’s regeneration of Ice Age animals AND humans is stolen and becomes the basis for genetic warfare weapons – and the prophesied Resurrection of the Dead!

    Cloning sheep and chimps was only a beginning. Using Fossil Gene Redemption (FGR), geneticist Kevin G. Harrigan experiments with genes from a frozen "Ice Man". His work prompts Iraqi leader, Ishmail Mon, to provide resources for exciting new research that enables Harrigan's team to regenerate extinct “cryptids” and human sub-species from the Ice Ages. But FGR can be the basis for genetic weapons of mass destruction; United States intelligence and defense leaders must act!

    Radically distinct from Jurassic Park, Ancient of Genes shows new megafauna regeneration methods by which the only prophecy held in common among major religions & myth traditions could manifest: Some form of regeneration of human ancestors and megafauna. Once considered junk DNA, personality genes and other traits archive in lineages. These genes await a virus vector that targets meiosis to re-express them in all subsequent generations. This can start a resurrection cascade enabling Mon to ruin enemy genomes, improve his allies’ genes… and inherit the earth.

    Harrigan's frightening choice can lead to redemption… or the terrifying sunset of humanity!

    --------------------------------
    …Spellbinding, well-researched and has intriguing characters. …A page-turner as we get to learn about the growth and development of the characters over the span of 16 years. Feeling a deep, emotional connection with the protagonist and other characters is inevitable. The author... explain[s] complex scientific ideas in a comprehensible manner... real-world scientific research... intriguing storyline, superior storytelling craft, rich world-building.
    -- The Book Commentary (David Reyes, author, reviewer)
    --------------------------------
    Ancient of Genes recently slammed on to the bestseller list, no doubt due to its inspired plot and oh so very intriguing characters that draw you deeper into the plot with each and every page. This brilliant author has delivered readers a read that hits all the sweet spots and beyond, making this an epic read....
    -- USAReformer (Tracey Williams, Ph.D., author, reviewer, professor)
    --------------------------------
    A phenomenal book... the setting, descriptiveness and raw energy captivate, all coming together to have the reader turning pages effortlessly.
    -- Digital Journal (Markos Papadatos "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment)
    --------------------------------
    9 stars out of 10, but we'll round up! Gallagher lays out the underlying science in Chapter One, priming the engines. Then the plot takes off like a rocket. There are plenty of evolving characters, with powerful motivations and inspirations. Even human sub-species stand on their own. Gallagher excels, too, in his action scenes and creature encounters. The plot and intrigue are multilayered. Read Ancient of Genes now!
    -- SubCreated-Worlds (Josh Griffing, author of Pyre & Ice and The Wayward Sun Universe)
    --------------------------------
    26 Prior version reviews by bestselling authors & pro reviewers at AncientOfGenes.com & in front matter.
    --------------------------------

    Author Profiles: Biography at the bottom of AuthorDan.com. Dan Gallagher is a former U.S.
    Army Ranger & retired Financial Advisor; published in fiction & nonfiction since 1992.

    "A Writing Style Shaped by Life Experiences":
    AuthorDan.com/home2/gallagi1/authordan-how-he-rite-would-i-like-dis-freekin-guys-stuff/

    Video Teaser, Excerpts & More: AncientOfGenes.com
    --------------------------------
    Milestones:
    • TV-series Pilot was a Finalist, Page Turner Award (British-based, international, Sep 2021)
    • Amazon Bestseller in five categories of Science Fiction; #1 New Release in two (Oct 2021)
    • Gallagher won the 2019 CWG Seal of Approval; AOG is a candidate (announced Feb 2022)
    • 1997 version was a Writers’ Foundation Best of America Award finalist
    • Highest scores ever when evaluated in "Writers Showcase"
    • Of 150 Nebula Award nominees, the 1997 version was 14th of 29 in 2nd-round voting
    • Exceptionally visual & timely: Recent discoveries enhance plausibility!
    • “Far from predictable” story line; improved prose (vs 1997 version)
    • Novel & short story anthology (constituting in-progress sequel) available!
    • Demand rising for prehistoric-related, genetic & psychological spiritual thrillers:
    Might AOG become a franchise rivaling Jurassic Park’s? TV-series script/bible available!
    --------------------------------

    Contacts:
    Marketing: Dar Dowling, CMO, Atlas Elite Partners, NY, AtlasElitePartners@gmx.com

    Literary, TV/film rights: Bill Pettit, Agent/Producer, WilliamPettitAgency@gmail.com
    Before emailing, please visit: AuthorDan.com/home2/gallagi1/tv-series-proposals

    Permissions, events: Laura Haas, Managing Partner, StoriesAmazing, Pubs@StoriesAmazing.com
    Media (only) may phone author Dan Gallagher: 704-362-1001.
    Laura Haas
    StoriesAmazing
    +1 704-941-1757
    Pubs@StoriesAmazing.com
    TEASER VIDEO: Ancient Beacon Series & BOOK 1, ANCIENT OF GENES

    Laura Gallagher
    StoriesAmazing
    +1 704-941-1757
    email us here

  • GRAZIA USA NAMED BEST NEW MAGAZINE LAUNCH OF 2021

    Volume 1, titled “Evolution,” featuring Alek Wek.

    Volume 1, titled “Evolution,” featuring Allyson Felix.

    Volume 1, titled “Evolution,” featuring Jordan Alexander.

    Brendan Monaghan, PMG’s Executive Vice-President and Global Chief Brand Officer.

    Grazia USA on display at its launch event in October.

    Leading analyst, Samir Husni, calls Grazia USA a 'much-needed infusion to the world of magazines in general and the fashion magazine sector, in particular.'

    An experience unlike any on the market today.”
    — Samir Husni, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Grazia USA — the American iteration of the iconic Italian fashion bible Grazia from the Mondadori Group — has been named Magazine Launch of the Year.

    In a year when the number of new print magazines more than doubled from 2020, Grazia USA was praised as No. 1 out of 122 new print magazine launches for “rekindling faith” in the print sector, according to Samir Husni, Ph.D., the founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media.

    The announcement was made on December 29, 2021, via Publishers Daily, the most influential voice in publishing and media.

    In announcing the award, Dr. Husni noted how the launch of Grazia USA has left him optimistic about the future of the print magazine format.

    “The thing that gives me hope is the numbers have doubled since last year, and to have a 400-page first-issue magazine in 2021 rekindles your faith that there is still hope,” he wrote. “It’s not over.”

    "If you told me early in 2021 that someone would launch a print magazine with 400 pages and lots of advertising, I would have told you that you are out of your mind," added Dr. Husni. "Bringing Grazia to the U.S.A. was not only an act of faith and belief in the way print can be handled successfully, it is an experience unlike any on the market today combining both quality content, gorgeous photography, and above all a touch of class.
     
    "A much needed infusion to the world of magazines in general and the fashion magazine sector in particular. It was not a hard decision for me to choose Grazia USA as the most notable launch of 2021 because it rose to the top of the 122 titles launched that year exactly like the foam rises to the top of an excellent espresso."

    Volume 1, titled “Evolution,” featured three women who have been instrumental in orchestrating cultural and societal movements during a rare moment in history: Olympic champion runner Allyson Felix, rising actress, musician, and activist Jordan Alexander, and iconic fashion model Alek Wek.

    The issue, in three separate print runs, was released nationwide from September 23, 2021.

    Of the achievement, Brendan Monaghan, Pantheon Media Group’s Chief Global Brands Officer and Executive Vice-President, said: “This is a tremendous honor for Grazia – not just here in the United States, but for our teams across the globe. I am extremely proud of Grazia’s dedicated editorial team for developing a tremendous product that meets the demands and needs of both readers and advertisers alike. We are fortunate to have the support of our partners in delivering best-in-class content in fashion, luxury, entertainment, and more to more than 400,000 certified magazine readers, and millions of online users each month.”

    The landmark debut of Grazia in the United States also marked a strategic shift in fashion publishing, and the beginning of a new era in the world’s largest and most prominent fashion market. In addition to the $14.99 issue being on sale at select retailers in North America, including Barnes & Noble, the quarterly Grazia USA directly connected the next-generation luxury consumer with the vast array of affluent and influential brands — including Tiffany, Dior, Vuitton, Loro Piana, Harry Winston and more — that supported the title's launch.

    Grazia USA was sent to 400,000 individuals who reside in the top 15 markets in the country and are responsible for more than 50% of the nation’s wealth and luxury spending. This highly curated list represents an immediate Grazia USA community enamored with fashion, art, culture, beauty, home, entertainment, design, travel, business, nightlife, and wine and spirits.

    “Beginning with a 400,000-person rate base for the launch, Grazia USA has committed to expanding year-on-year with print growth,” said Tanya Amini, Grazia USA Vice President & General Manager. “Advertisers want to be aligned with Grazia, and we are thrilled to have clients return for our March edition while at the same time, new and unique brands are joining the mix.”

    Grazia USA continues to be available for purchase at several major U.S. retailers, and is available for subscription.

    Grazia USA is published under a licensing agreement with Pantheon Media Group, LLC (PMG).

    ABOUT GRAZIA USA:

    Grazia USA is the 21st worldwide edition of Italy’s fashion authority, Grazia. For 80 years across 23 countries, Grazia has remained effortlessly chic, setting the global style agenda for sophisticated women everywhere—permeating seasons, styles, and trends. Grazia USA brings a cultural touchstone to the world’s largest luxury market with a mission to inspire and celebrate the individuality, beauty, and style of women around the world. The digital-first platform, complemented by a quarterly print book, features high-end fashion, beauty, arts, culture, design and travel content alongside celebrity interviews and critical essays. The debut print issue of Grazia USA launched in September 2021. Grazia USA is published under a licensing agreement with Mondadori Media S.p.A. Learn more at graziamagazine.com.

    ABOUT PANTHEON MEDIA GROUP, LLC:

    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.

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  • Every Day Excellence: Kindle #1 New Release

    A Multivitamin for Life to Daily Grow Better

    CLIFTON PARK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- EVERY DAY EXCELLENCE: KINDLE #1 NEW RELEASE

    There are over a million books released on Amazon Kindle each year, and “Every Day Excellence: A Daily Guide to Growing” by Joe Templin was the #1 New Release in the Professional Development category.

    Why has this book had such marked success so quickly? Excellence is a habit. Habits need to be acted upon every daily. Every day we have to fight the entropy of age, the creeping chaos of the world. Each day we must make the investment of time and energy, just to maintain where we are relative to inflation, progress, and our own dreams. The chaos of the past several years, compounded with the physical and mental health crises kicked off by the Covid Pandemic have made people re-examine their habits, thoughts, and actions an seek little, simple steps to improvement.

    As people who have bought Every Day Excellence have stated in their reviews:
    1. It's just a page or two a day, and it's meant to be time you spend on yourself.
    2. Build a plan that fits with the person you know yourself to be. Have daily goals that are achievable.
    3. Read it.... enact it.... and your chance for success will go up measurably.
    4. Follow along when you can and you will create the habit of self improvement.
    Given the fact that half of all recent college graduates had sought treatment for anxiety and related issues before the Covid Pandemic hit and that divorces have spiked to the highest levels ever recorded, Templin’s book fills a need for self-guided stress release and personal improvement.

    About the author: Templin was one of the 4 Under 40 for Advisor Today Magazine, runs ultramarathons and Ragnars, teaches business ethics and productivity all across the US and Canada, and is a Special Needs parent. He is a former International Champion in Tae Kwon Do, leads a Cub Scout Pack, and consults with companies on culture and sustainable growth.
    Amazon Kindle #1 New Release in Professional Development
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  • Memoir Recounts Arctic Canoeing Odyssey in Northern Canada

    The Thlewiaza-Seal Rivers: Challenge of the Ice

    The Thlewiaza-Seal Rivers: Challenge of the Ice

    "The Thlewiaza-Seal Rivers: Challenge of the Ice" chronicles Fred Nelson and friends’ arduous crossing

    NEW YORK , UNITED STATES, December 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In 1977, Fred Nelson and his fellow seasoned adventurers embarked on what seemed like a regular canoeing trip that would later turn out to be a struggle for survival. They would have to run difficult rapids, endure freezing waters, and more in the beautiful yet dangerous wilderness of northern Canada. This is their odyssey across "The Thlewiaza-Seal Rivers: Challenge of the Ice." This story is from an adventure log recorded by a fellow canoeist on the trip, Gary Gnauck, who recently passed away. With permission from Gary's daughter, Nelson published the book so that others can enjoy their real-life adventure.

    Nelson is a seasoned wilderness explorer, having gone on 19 canoe trips in north Canada, expeditions that would range from 11 to 36 days and span thousands of miles. The book recounts one such outing that took an unexpected turn and, in retrospect, makes for a riveting tale of adventure that readers can enjoy in the warmth and comfort of their homes. During this trip, Nelson and five others embarked on a trip that was intended to span 450 miles down the Thlewiaza River to the Hudson Bay and then north on Hudson Bay to Arviat. However, their trip coincided with the coldest winter in 40 years and when they reached Nueltin Lake, they found out that the body of water was covered with eighty miles of ice. So the canoeists had to cover 75 miles overland to reach the North Seal River and then canoe down south to Hudson Bay to reach Churchill. In this route, their trip became a proper adventure, being hundreds of miles away from any civilization and past the route they gave to the authorities in Lynn Lake - which means that any attempt at search and rescue would be impossible.

    This story describes difficult portaging of canoes and supplies across unmarked trails covered with snow and ice, going through extreme rapids in frigid waters, close calls with a polar bear, and a night in a storm on Hudson Bay. It contrasts the cold and wet miserable days of their journey with idyllic moments paddling canoes on warm and fantastically beautiful days. All in all, adventure enthusiasts and those interested about traveling and exploring destinations off the beaten path have much to glean from "The Thlewiaza-Seal Rivers: Challenge of the Ice." They can enjoy Nelson's tale of adventure from the comfort of their homes, perhaps even finding the inspiration to go out on their own excursions.


    About the Author
    Fred Nelson was born and raised in the state of New York and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then he served in the Air Force. After acquiring a love for canoeing, he has over time gone on 19 canoe trips in the wilderness of northern Canada.

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  • Bhutan Kings: Jigme Singye Wangchuck and Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck World Happiness Awards 2021 Laureates

    World Happiness Awards

    World Happiness Awards

    His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his son His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

    His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his son His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

    There are incredible public policy developments happening at all levels of governance and we want to say thank you.

    Systemic change happens through Public Policy as it can determine social happiness and well-being for long periods of time. ”
    — Luis Gallardo, Founder & President - World Happiness Foundation
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Both the Kings His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his son His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck are the inspiration for the present times and times to come. We are blessed and delighted to honor them as World Happiness Awards 2021 Laureates in Policy Making.

    Join us in our celebration of people and communities, making this planet a better place for all!

    When a young Crown Prince running at 17 years of age became the King of Bhutan in 1972, one of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s first and ever-lasting initiatives to bring happiness and wellbeing to his citizens was through the principles of Gross National Happiness, which he propounded was more important than Gross National Product. This concept questioned the conventional economic measurement system that GDP alone could not bring happiness and well-being to citizens.

    Although still a teenage monarch, His Majesty was wise beyond his years. He firmly believed that happiness was a valid indicator and a sign of progressive development for his country. He also believed in the legitimacy of public participation in defining Bhutan’s development goals. He brought the nation to a democracy without making the citizens realize it.

    The concept re-counts Bhutan’s ancient legal code of 1629 given by Zhabdrung whose embodiment is His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck that states ‘if the government cannot create happiness for its people, then there is no purpose for that government to exist.’ The code notes that Bhutanese laws must promote happiness for all sentient beings. For the King, the focus was never just the economic progress of his country but creating a flourishing human society living in harmony with its environment.

    Today, plentiful research shows that wealth alone doesn’t contribute to happiness and life satisfaction. The Gross National Happiness index measures the quality of its development holistically, believing that the positive development of human society happens when material and spiritual growth occurs alongside each other. That is why this small Himalayan country is considered a living example of sparking the debate on human development.

    Four decades later, Bhutan, now a democratic country, still ensures the inclusion and continuity of GNH values as enshrined in its Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan. As a public policy, the GNH development framework is supported by four pillars:

    Sustainable and equitable socio-economic development
    Conservation of the environment
    Preservation and promotion of culture
    Good governance

    An overarching objective within these pillars is eradicating poverty without any compromise with nature.

    His Majesty made sure to teach his son, the present King His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the same values so he could continue leading the country according to the most important gauging legacy – the happiness. GNH has been further enhanced and signified by the King His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as ‘Development with values bridging with kindness, equity, and humanity'.

    Acclaimed as ‘the people’s king,’ His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has already won over hearts worldwide. He is a gentle, compassionate, and kind monarch who expanded a royal welfare system that helps the rural poor.

    He started his reign with the democratization of his country. He traveled and continues to visit all parts of the country mainly on foot, talking to people from all walks of life understanding their problems, and helping them through his government to come out with measures and policies to overcome their issues. He is engaged with young people about the importance of higher standards in education, business, and servicing. He signed the abolishment of anti-homosexuality laws and launched the National Cadastral Resurvey to resolve issues of excess land. He also established the Rehabilitation Project, which focuses on improving the lives of people who live in remote or difficult areas.

    According to the King His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, every generation must interpret GNH in their own way because of the changes of time and environment that they would live in. He believes that a vibrant economy propelled by the right kind of technology and educated civilization is the very foundation on which national happiness can be built.

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  • Digitent Podcasts Welcomes “20TIMinutes” to its Health & Wellness Network: Mental Challenges Should Not Be Taboo

    a podcast that focuses on mental health through humor, insight & personal stories.

    Break the Stigma by Cracking a Smile

    Tim McCarthy - host of 20Timinutes

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    Tim is a mental health advocate, Suicide attempt survivor & the host of the podcast, 20TIMinutes!

    Tim McCarthy, discusses mental health from a patient’s point of view with his sense of humor, insight and personal stories. www.digitentpodcast.com .

    Sometimes, a simple laugh is the best medicine. Join me for roughly 20 minutes as I share my struggles and hope to Break the Stigma by Cracking a Smile.”
    — Tim McCarthy, host of 20TIMinutes

    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Digitent Podcasts is excited to partner with Tim McCarthy, host of the powerful show “20TIMinutes” that discusses mental health from a patient’s point of view with his sense of humor, insight and personal stories. The show can be found at www.digitentpodcast.com .

    “I have an ongoing battle with depression” offers Tim McCarthy, host of 20TIMinutes. “It’s not easy but every day is a chance to grow. Sometimes, a simple laugh is the best medicine. Join me for roughly 20 minutes as I share my struggles and hope to Break the Stigma by Cracking a Smile.”

    “Society needs to crush the stigma of depression,” Digitent’s CEO Marty Avallone added, “as there are so many who suffer from it in one form or another. Tim’s first-hand experience and challenges tackle the stigma head-on and even make you laugh along the way.”

    About 20TIMinutes and Digitent Podcasts

    www.20TIMinutes.com is a podcast that focuses on mental health with the help of humor, insight, positivity, motivation & personal stories.

    www.DigitentPodcasts.com is a network of trusted health and wellness podcast programs that will engage, entertain and educate to empower a healthier future for all.

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  • Author Melissa Mullamphy Releases Heartbreaking New Book; Offers Advice on Dealing with an Imperfect Healthcare System

    Not in Vain, A Promise Kept. Book cover

    ‘Not in Vain, A Promise Kept’ describes the author’s mother’s 8-month battle with ovarian cancer and the medical errors that made her even sicker.

    HOLMES, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Renowned author Melissa Mullamphy is pleased to announce the release of her latest book, Not in Vain, A Promise Kept. Available on Amazon and other major retailers, the book relates the heartbreaking account of the numerous medical mishaps and mistakes that occurred after her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. On a mission to share her mother’s story in the hopes that other families don’t have to face the same issues, Melissa ends each chapter by explaining to the reader what she learned from her experience, what she would do differently, and how readers need to find their voice and that they do have control and the obligation to help their loved ones during any health crisis.

    Melissa begins the book with a “letter to her mother” describing what has happened since she died: her grief, self-sabotage, mental illness, and how even as someone that is well studied in mental health, she felt that she failed miserably in her own actions. Explaining that grief does not fit neatly into a box as academia teaches us, Melissa suggests that although there are stages of grief, everyone handles it differently. She opens her scars for the world to see that there is no “right” way to grieve, and even those with fancy degrees and experience can be the worst patients.

    Melissa explains that her mother was very ill, and the family stood by her every step of the way as she became increasingly sick due to the many mistakes made. On one particular night, while her mother was suffering through yet another complication, Melissa made a promise that she would do everything in her power to prevent this from happening to others, and the idea for Not in Vain, A Promise Kept was born.

    “Dealing with the healthcare system can be a matter of life or death,” says Melissa. “I’m not saying that all medical and hospital staff and organizations should be feared. I’m not saying all doctors make gross errors. Of course, they are human, and we all make mistakes. I’m not saying you can’t trust what a professional tells you. But you need to be there, and you need to ask the tough questions, you need to take notes, you need to watch over your loved ones and advocate for them when they cannot or won’t.” It would help if you learned to become comfortable being uncomfortable.

    Melissa also writes relevant and timely blog posts on various healthcare issues ranging from COVID mandates to mental health and healthcare worker burnout, the Hippocratic oath, hospice, access to healthcare in a covid world, and patient advocacy. As devastated as she was by the standard of her mother’s care and treatment ten years ago, she is well aware that things have recently regressed even further due to COVID.

    The lack of proper care, according to Melissa, is not limited to just cancer patients. She recently helped a friend in a similar situation:

    “I have never, in my life, seen a human being suffer so bad. I was there Sunday, and within 48 hours, I came back to a shell of a man that had no cognitive ability to ask for pain medication. The pain was so intense that he forgot where he was, screamed, and begged for help. This was inhumane. I had no other alternative than to threaten the doctors that I wasn't leaving until they got him proper pain management.”

    “What’s happening in our healthcare system is unacceptable, but it’s reality. My mission is to help others help themselves and their loved ones by what we learned the hard way.”

    For more information or to subscribe to her blog and newsletter, visit Melissa’s website at https://www.melissamullamphy.com.

    About the Author

    Having worked in corporate America for 20 years, Melissa Mullamphy has a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She has worked in various psychiatric ER’s, ran many therapy groups, and step-down houses with MICA patients (mentally ill/chemical abusers). The author of the nonfiction children’s book, “Me, My Dog and a Sheep,’ Melissa’s most recent publication is entitled “Not in Vain, A Promise Kept,” a moving account of the negligence her mother endured during her stay in hospital after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She rewrote the book four times in ten years due to the necessity for the mental ability to put pen to paper. Finally, she became completely transparent and vulnerable through time, saying it was both a painful and therapeutic process to keep the promise she made to her mother so many years ago. It also demands accountability from the healthcare community and those who need to find their voice.

    The book offers lessons and tips to readers wanting to support their loved ones who find themselves at the mercy of a complicated and imperfect healthcare system.

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