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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

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    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!

    --------------------------------
    …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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    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
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  • Mailing List Website now offering lists for businesses wishing to expand in North America to Canadian consumers markets

    Canada Lifestyle Consumer Mailing List

    Canada Business - Get New Customers Today

    Canada Mail Order Buyers

    Canada Mail Order Buyers

    Red Hot Sales Lead for Canada

    Canada Mail Order Buyers Mailing List

    Canada Lifestyle Buyers Mailing List

    North America business can now expand beyond the United States. Sprint Data Solutions Canada lifestyle consumer database is making consumer marketing a breeze.

    LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing is here to help businesses ready to go international and expand business outside of the US market. There are business postal mailing lists for enterprises better equipped to go the B2B route and offer products or services to other corporations.

    However, for those companies that interact with the general public directly, consumer postal mailing lists are widely available that suit a huge range of different marketing, product, and service needs. Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing aims to break down marketing needs according to the metrics and demographics businesses are looking for.

    How Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing Got Its Start
    Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing is a 100% wholly American-owned and operated business with a disabled veteran as the founder. Having performed the patriotic duty to protect the country, the step after that was to help the country’s economy grow by aiding its businesses. There is now a staff with over 50 years of combined industry experience in marketing to help clients.

    Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing first began operations in an earlier, not-yet-digital era, when analog processes like direct mail marketing still dominated the industry. However, that early, pre-digital experience would prove crucial in conveying lessons that easily translated to results in the digital space as digital marketing finally came into its own. The early success in the physical and analog markets turned into an effective transition to digital marketing techniques that only served to solidify the growth and success of the company as new market opportunities and practices emerged.

    Today, Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing has expanded its operating range from humble beginnings, serving only its hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. The entire United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, enjoy marketing coverage. And of course, for those businesses that are ready to grow beyond the US border, there are now services available both across the ocean, in countries like France, as well as for those that want to break into the business in other North American nations such as Mexico and, of course, Canada.

    A Similar Market
    Canada enjoys a unique relationship with the United States that almost no other country shares with its neighbors. The border between the two nations is the longest undefended border in the world due to the mutual, neighborly trust that the two countries share. However, perhaps more important from a business perspective is that the two countries share the same language, sensibility, and even cultural values despite being nations independent of each other. This makes the Canadian market viable for American businesses as their own domestic territories.

    In particular, this means that the huge lifestyle market of the United States is compatible with those across the border, and Canada lifestyle consumer marketing lists can be adapted to the needs of American businesses with little in the way of adjustment and adaptation. Language and cultural considerations may be issues with attempting to expand into other markets in other countries. This is rarely an issue in the Canadian market, except for marketing efforts targeted specifically at the French-Canadian demographic.

    Crossing Existing Bridges
    Fortunately, because Canada is a “mainland” nation on the same continent, much of the infrastructure required for business, including distribution channels, is already in place and well-established. For companies wishing to expand into Canada, especially those interested in breaking into Canada lifestyle consumer marketing arenas, there are even familiar brand names with an existing presence, such as Walmart and Amazon, that make it possible for businesses to approach a new market under a familiar face.

    Suitable For A Large Range
    As with the American market, the Canada lifestyle consumer market covers many different products and services. Everything from fitness to dieting, recreation to academics, self-improvement, to even cannabis products, due to Federal legalization of the substance, is available to tap into.

    American companies need to do what they would if they were trying to break into a new state or region of a state for expanding business and sales. Find out where the need for the product is greatest by identifying which markets want the product and where they are located. The rest follows from this essential research.

    Databases For Canadian Demographics
    Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing has Canadian lifestyle consumer marketing lists to meet the needs of a diverse range of business interests. As with the United States, the Canadian lifestyle demographic is wide-ranging, comprising different genders, age groups, ethnicities, religious affiliations, income levels, hobbies, and other interests.

    This means as it does with any effective, strategic marketing strategy, that businesses should identify which demographics resonate with or need the products offered and then target them specifically. It makes for a much higher response rate and generates greater leads for sales and further development of consumer data. Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing had the Canadian lifestyle consumer marketing lists to meet different demographic criteria. And of course, there are geographical breakdowns and contact details in any format required, from physical mailing addresses to email addresses to telephone numbers and even cellular numbers for text-based/SMS messaging.

    For those who want to create their own direct mail marketing campaign but are unsure how to start, turnkey direct mail solutions guide clients through all stages. This one-stop-shop solution takes clients through the conception phase, the design phase, the actual printing of the materials, and, of course, distribution without needing additional help or vendors.

    If you want access to Canadian consumer lifestyle marketing lists, contact Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing. It’s a fast, effective way to get the results you want for increasing your sales. When you work with us, you’re supporting an American company owned and operated by a disabled veteran.

    Patrick Trump
    Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing
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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

  • Seventy-Five Honors NBA’s 75-Year Legacy

    This is a photo of the book cover of Seventy-Five.

    Seventy-Five provides an in-depth, entertaining journey through all 75 years of the NBA.

    This is a photo of David S. Heeren

    Award-winning journalist and pioneer NBA statistician Dave Heeren

    Prolific sports reporter and pioneer NBA statistician Dave Heeren takes fans on an epic journey honoring the league’s 75-year legacy and its greatest players.

    Scoring is not everything. Some of the greatest players don’t score a lot of points, and some who do score a lot of points aren’t all that good.”
    — Sports reporter and pioneer NBA statistician Dave Heeren

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Hoops fans and stat geeks will find a treasure trove of fascinating facts, stories from the sidelines and a statistical ranking of the top 75 NBA players of all time in the entertaining new book, Seventy-Five. Author, prolific sports reporter and pioneer NBA statistician Dave Heeren is known worldwide for his TENDEX rating system — the gold standard for ranking players, projecting drafts and rating the best teams in the NBA.

    “Scoring is not everything. Some of the greatest players don’t score a lot of points, and some who do score a lot of points aren’t all that good,” Heeren said in a recent interview. “My first full-time job was as a statistician for the New York Knicks, and Wilt Chamberlain was looking over my shoulder. He wanted to know what his TENDEX rating was!”

    Heeren has witnessed all 75 years of the NBA through his work as a team statistician for the Knicks, writing books, doing columns for The Sporting News and just his love of the game since he was a child, and he draws upon his comprehensive knowledge to lend valuable insights to his coverage of the league’s 75-year legacy.

    Seventy-Five provides an in-depth, entertaining journey through 75 years of the NBA, with information of interest to basketball fans everywhere, including:

    - A look-back at all 75 years with TENDEX (statistical) input, including insights dating to the Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain prime years;
    - How, during a 30-year period, TENDEX rated two-thirds of the elite NBA draft choices more accurately than the NBA’s multi-million dollar scouting system;
    - Dozens of fascinating facts and humor-infused anecdotes;
    - The four legendary players in a near tie for greatest of all time according to TENDEX;
    - The greatest NBA teams of all-time, greatest shooters, rebounders, playmakers, defensive players, most durable players and most athletic players according to TENDEX formulae;
    - A chart rating in order the top 75 players of all time;
    - … and more!

    Dave Heeren is an award-winning journalist and author of 18 books. He invented his pioneer statistics system (later known as TENDEX) during his sophomore year at the University of Delaware. He has served as a statistician for the NY Knicks, a sports editor, news editor and editor-in-chief. His other books include five Basketball Abstract books, Basic Ball and The Sporting Stings. His TENDEX system has been used officially on every continent that had major professional basketball leagues between 1988 and 2013, and has been used to rate players by the Australian pro league and Europe’s most prominent professional league.

    For more information, please visit www.tendexbydaveheeren.com.

    Trish Stevens
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  • Opposites attract in Ask me Nicely, the latest page-turner by best-selling romance writer Dania Voss

    Frenemies united by circumstance discover unexpected passion in the new novella from one of the newest bright lights in the romance firmament

    NORTHLAKE, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, January 1, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The new year is starting off right for fans of Dania Voss with the publication of Ask me Nicely, the newest offering in this best-selling author’s collection for discerning romance readers.

    Surprising twists of fate throw together successful Chicago real estate developer Spencer D’Angelo and his sister’s best friend (and Spencer’s frequent nemesis) Harper Mitchell in an entanglement that neither expected or sought. But their renewed, out-of-the-blue acquaintance sparks long-denied attraction that ignites into scorching chemistry.

    Ask me Nicely, like many of Dania Voss’s prior works (including the award-winning ‘Windy City Nights’ series), is set in Chicago, bringing this bustling city to life for her readers and creating an unforgettable backdrop against which Spencer’s and Harper’s story can unfold.

    “I’m thrilled to introduce my readers to Spencer and Harper and hope they take the same pleasure I did in watching this unconventional relationship grow from such a rocky start,” said author, Dania Voss. “I’ve enjoyed getting to know these two powerful personalities and I think my readers will too. I anticipate readers will entertained and intrigued by the sexy 4-part Encore Epilogue which teases of future stories from the Ask Me Nicely cast of characters.”

    Ask me Nicely as well as Dania Voss’ other titles are available as an eBook or in paperback on Amazon, barnesandnoble.com and other popular book sites.

    About Dania Voss
    International best-selling and award-winning author Dania Voss writes compelling, sexy romance with personality, heat, and heart. Born in Rome, Italy and raised in Chicagoland, she uses her background to create stories with authentic, engaging characters. A favorite with romance readers, Dania’s work has been highlighted on NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX, and she has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Southern Writers Magazine, and Chicago Entrepreneurs Magazine (selected as the #8 Top Chicago Author in 2021). You can find her at: www.DaniaVoss.com.

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  • NEW HARLEM GLOBETROTTER LEGEND’S BIO COMING IN 2022 FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR BARRY KIENZLE

    Award-winning author, Barry Kienzle

    Barry Kinzle is the co-author of the autobiography on Harlem Globetrotter's Nate Branch releasing in 2022

    Heart of a Lion

    Other books by Barry

    Other books by Barry

    Kienzle’s previous books include 'Heart of a Lion’, the true story of the struggles and triumphs of Willie Burton, the high school wrestler with cerebral palsy

    WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Award-winning author Barry Kienzle has just completed co-authoring the first-ever autobiography of Harlem Globetrotters basketball legend Nate Branch, due for release in the Summer of 2022 from Headline Books.

    Nate Branch spent fifteen years with the Globetrotters during their peak ‘Golden Era’ of biggest fame, playing alongside basketball legends including Curly Neal, Geese Ausby, Sweet Lou Dunbar, and his best friend and tour roommate, the late “Crown Prince of Basketball” Meadowlark Lemon.

    Kienzle was granted unlimited access to Nate, who shares never-before-heard stories about his close friendship with basketball great Wilt Chamberlain, his legendary college playing career in Nebraska, and his long and storied heyday with the Globetrotters. During Nate’s time with the team, they appeared in movies, as guests on dozens of television shows and ABC “Wide World Of Sports” episodes, and toured the world several times over bringing their unique brand of sports entertainment to millions of fans worldwide.

    Readers will go behind-the-scenes with first-person accounts from Nate about his time on and off the court with the basketball greats and will learn about the famous Grammy-winning music group that tried to recruit Nate to join them as their lead singer, the time Nate found himself playing basketball with the castaways of Gilligan’s Island, the ripped-from-the-headlines scandal that led to Nate’s abrupt and unceremonious departure from the team, his healing after the Globetrotters, his deep faith, love of music and much more.

    Nate’s co-author Barry Kienzle is perhaps best known in the sports literature world for his award-winning memoir, 'Heart of a Lion- Our Journey of Faith and Courage,’ the inspiring account of Willie Burton, the high school wrestler born with drug addiction and severe cerebral palsy who was profiled by ESPN. “It’s similar in some ways to Nate’s story; both Nate and Willie’s lives motivate others to overcome their own obstacles and inspire kids that they can do anything,” said Kienzle.

    'Heart of a Lion' won the Gold Award at the Mom's Choice Awards and Silver International Reader’s Favorite Book Award and an Honorable Mention in the Best Memoir category at the Los Angeles Book Festival in 2021. The book was a finalist at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2020.

    Kienzle's other books include 'Willie: A Super Friend!' a special needs illustrated children’s book featuring Willie Burton as a wheelchair-bound superhero, 'The Crossings,’ the true story of his dad's adventures as he jumped onto a freight train at the age of twelve and traveled from Northern Kentucky to New Orleans to see Mardi Gras and 'The Indian,’ the sequel to The Crossings, the story of his dad and his buddy Schmitty, who enlist in the Navy in the wake of World War II.

    About The Author:

    Barry Kienzle was born, raised, and educated in northern Kentucky and is, in every sense, a Kentucky boy, proud of his heritage. He is very familiar with its history and culture. Barry studied Accounting at Northern Kentucky University, became a CPA, and worked primarily in the accounting and finance areas in construction and real estate development companies as a CFO prior to his career as a writer.

    Barry's devotion to his community has led him to serve on many boards over time, including Habitat for Humanity, senior citizens groups, school and other capital raising campaigns, and other not-for-profit organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern Kentucky University Foundation and the Bank of Kentucky. You can visit him online at www.barrykbooks.com.

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  • AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR KARL STEWART'S NEW BOOK 'KIAMICHI' IS AVAILABLE NOW

    Award-winning author, Karl L. Stewart

    Kiamichi by Karl

    Other Books by Karl

    Other Books by Karl

    ~A fascinating account of two men from divergent backgrounds, how their paths meet and eventually shape America's destiny~

    Based on a true character, mighty fine reading for those drawn to the adventure-packed days of the Old West. Educational and inspirational to boot!”
    — Margaret Miller, author of The Glory Years
    WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Award-winning author Karl Stewart's latest western, "Kiamichi," the third in the "Legend of See Bird" Series, is a page-turner historical novel set in the early 1900s. The book received an Honorable Mention at the New York Book Festival, Paris Book Festival, and San Francisco Book Festival. It is based on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of See Bird, an Oklahoma Choctaw by birth but West Virginian by choice, and Teddy Roosevelt, the youngest ever man to serve as President of United States; Kiamichi charts their journey as they cast their fortunes together to shape America's destiny. The chance meeting of these two men and their parting to travel divergent paths forms the heart of the novel as a nation seeks its own identity at the beginning of the 20th century.
    The gripping narrative brings the two men from divergent backgrounds together; See Bird, a Choctaw man of little education, taciturn, with his feet planted firmly in the western soil, and Teddy Roosevelt, born to wealth and privilege, a scion of the east.

    "Kiamichi" is preceded by "Devil's Backbone." In this novel, See Bird travels from Texas to West Virginia, and there falls in love with Sally, a girl of the mountains, the niece of Devil Anse Hatfield, leader of the Hatfield clan in their notoriously bloody feud with the McCoys.

    "The Last Long-Drive" is the first of the three "Legend of See Bird" westerns. The young drifter develops and works to perfect his skill as a horseman and to navigate the white man’s world. Battling bad weather and bad men, he drives cattle up the Chisholm Trail from Texas through Oklahoma to Kansas before its closing in 1885, skills he will later use as he competes in the newly forming American rodeo scene.

    All "See Bird" books are historical fiction, based on memories, facts, and conjecture regarding Stewart's great-grandfather See Bird, a Choctaw who passed as white under the name Red Carpenter. More can be read of him in Stewart's subsequent novels – "The Seventh Cruise," "Up Harvey's Creek," and "Fare Thee Well, Harvey's Creek."

    Karl Stewart was raised in the hills of post-WWII West Virginia and moved to Wisconsin in his teen years, attending a Catholic seminary and then enrolling in the University of Wisconsin. In his sophomore year, he dropped out and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966, serving as a communications sergeant in the elite Green Beret Special Forces until 1969. Following discharge, he re-enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, earning a double-major degree in political science and history. In 2005 Stewart retired from teaching high school Social Studies and English to devote himself to his two passions, family and writing.
    His first two westerns, The Legend of See Bird: The Last Long Drive and Devil's Backbone, as well as Kiamichi, are loosely based on the life of Stewart's great-grandfather, See Bird Carpenter. You can visit him online at https://karlstewart.net/

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  • Study finds that Canadians prefer to be approached for donations online. As pandemic triggers shift in donation habits.

    Canadian crowdfunding platform

    Canadian crowdfunding platform

    werbylo online donation

    online doanation

    QR code donation

    QR code donation

    Study finds that over a third of Canadians prefer to be approached for donations online, rather than in person. As pandemic triggers shift in donation habits.

    we rise by lifting others”
    — Robert Ingersoll
    NORTH YORK, ON, CANADA, December 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- A majority of Canadians dislike being approached for a charitable donation in person, a study has revealed - as the new Werbylo app helps donate to good causes in just three taps.

    A study by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Foundation for Philanthropy found that more than a third (34%) of Canadians surveyed preferred receiving an email asking them to make a charitable donation over any other method.

    The second most popular method of receiving a prompt to donate was via mail, with 26% of donors favouring this method.

    Whilst 21% of the 1,561 Canadians surveyed by AFP said that they disliked being approached for a donation in person - such as by a cashier at checkout.
    And a massive 76% of those surveyed had made a charitable donation in the last year.

    With the pandemic causing a seismic shift in the way that charities fundraise and how donors choose to give, it’s no surprise that technology has stepped in to fill the gap.

    Apps and websites such as Werbylo (We Rise By Lifting Others), a Canadian crowdfunding platform, have allowed charities of any size to set themselves up online with no hidden fees charged.

    The adoption of this technology has coincided with an unpredicted rise in global charitable donations throughout the pandemic.

    Incredibly the charity sector has seen a huge rise in the number of people making donations globally, with 33% of the world’s population having donated to charity in 2020, the Charities Aid Foundation’s World Giving Index 2021 found.

    With the loss of physical fundraising events and the closures of stores worldwide, this rise can be largely attributed to the introduction of fundraising apps and websites such as Werbylo.

    Additionally, the donation amounts that Canadian donors are giving have risen in value to an average of $965 (CAD) - perhaps with people more willing to donate large sums with the anonymity that online giving allows.

    Unlike many other platforms, Werbylo is free to use for donors and has no hidden monthly fees for non-profits and charities - just an essential processing fee of 3.9% + $0.30 per transaction for the recipient.

    Fees charged by many crowdfunding platforms have previously put charities off from making the move online, as they feared paying large processing fees to accept their hard-earned donations via a payment platform.

    Mani Rahnama, the founder of WERBYLO, said: “The way donors give has changed as a result of the pandemic with 42% of charities cutting down their cash donation collections for hygiene and logistical reasons.
    “We’ve seen the number of online donations skyrocket, and there’s no indication that this number is set to fall with the end of the pandemic as so many organizations continue to move operations online.
    “We created WERBYLO, an online crowdfunding platform, to allow charities, non-profits, and places of worship of any size to be able to accept payments from their supporters free of charge, and without the need for a physical exchange of cash.
    “Werbylo makes it easier to act on that moment of goodwill within seconds, by simply pulling out a phone and making a donation in just three clicks on the app.
    “Werbylo crowdfunding platform has raised an incredible $110 million for good causes since launching, our goal is for it to reach $1 billion in 2022 as more and more charities move donations online.”

    However, for the charities that have made the switch to online fundraising rather than holding in-person events or opening fundraising kiosks and shops, 48% said they believed that fundraising had changed for good and wouldn’t be going back to traditional methods, a survey by CAF found.

    In the UK a Government assessment of Covid-19’s impact on the charitable sector found that 11% of charities had seen an increase in funding by using an online payment platform.

    But in the USA that figure was much higher, with the 2021 M+R Benchmarks Study reporting that total online revenue grew by 32%, with Hunger and Poverty charities seeing a mindblowing 173% increase in their online income.

    Charities using a service that allowed their donors to commit to a monthly donation, such as Werbylo, found that their monthly revenue from donations increased 25%, accounting for 19% of all of their online revenue in 2020, M+R reports. And the value of one-off gifts from online donors increased by 37% in 2020, the report found.

    Those that donated online through their phone gave an average of $42 (USD) whilst those who hopped on their desktop computer or laptop to donate gave an average of $80, the study found.

    The study also found that charities that took part in Covid-19 relief work saw their online incomes rise by 40% - mostly through one-off donations - whilst those that didn’t saw their online income rise by 22%. This donation pattern is similar to what is usually observed following a natural disaster.

    This year it is not only charities turning to online crowdfunding platforms, but also many places of worship relying on platforms like the Werbylo app to help collect worshipers’ contributions in a contactless manner.

    Payment platforms such as Werbylo have been essential for places of worship as congregations returned to physical worship, with physical cash donations halted to prevent the transmission of covid-19.

    But it is not only monetary donations that have made the pandemic a charitable time, with a miraculous three billion people (55% of the world’s population) helping a stranger in 2020 during the Covid-19 global crisis.

    Through the Werbylo app nonprofits can also manage their upcoming events and volunteer workforce, a difficult task in the midst of a pandemic when 51% of charities surveyed by Ipsos experienced difficulty recruiting volunteers.

    Why not donate to a charity right now and set good intentions for 2022? Visit Werbylo.com or download the Werbylo donation app for Apple or Android, to make a donation in just three clicks.

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  • Tamara Dalton, Author of The Art of Coping, Wins Best of Los Angeles Award- “BEST INSPIRATIONAL BOOK - 2021”

    “We're honored to include Tamara Dalton, author of The Art of Coping, into our BoLAA family.” ~Aurora DeRose

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES , December 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Tamara Dalton, acclaimed author, wins Best of Los Angeles Award- “BEST INSPIRATIONAL BOOK - 2021”, according to Aurora DeRose, award coordinator for the Best of Los Angeles Award community.

    The “Best of Los Angeles Award” community was formed six years ago and consists of over 7,600 professional members living and working in Southern California. It celebrates the best people, places, and things in Los Angeles with the slogan “No Ads. No B.S. Only the Best.”

    “The mission of the community is to celebrate the best of Los Angeles, and allow its community members to connect with other members who share the highest standards of quality and integrity,” expresses DeRose. "We're honored to include Tamara Dalton, author of The Art of Coping, into our BoLAA family."

    The Art of Coping tells readers how to reduce stress in daily life. The advice from Dalton is beneficial to everyone from singles to parents and families. “Stress robs our ability to function…to enjoy life and our ability to find peace within ourselves,” emphasizes Tamara. “There are many effective ways we can reduce stress, which I discuss in my new book.”

    The Art of Coping has received rave reviews globally. Dalton discusses practicing attitudes of patience, gratitude, forgiveness, and positive thinking and offers scientific evidence of the effects of each on mental well-being. True to her nursing background, she also emphasizes the roles of proper diet and exercise in stress reduction. Like any conscientious healthcare professional, Dalton begins with a disclaimer, advising readers to apply her material alongside, but not instead of, professional mental health treatment. She also encourages those who need such treatment to seek it without shame.

    As a Registered Nurse and author of a nursing NCLEX-RN book, Tamara witnessed first-hand how stress wreaks havoc on people of all ages, from all walks of life. “I have dealt with a high level of stress myself… I worked to manage stress and have overcome it, finding wholeness and peace within myself.” Tamara is also a certified life coach and wellness coach who helps people make progress in their lives to obtain success and great fulfillment. Dalton understands what it feels like to be overwhelmed by the circumstances of life; however, she also has training and experience in addressing these stresses, from a professional perspective.

    Available at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Art-Coping-Discover-Calmness-Spirituality/dp/1093422297/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=23FAOACY5VCCS&keywords=tamara+dalton&qid=1557183864&s=gateway&sprefix=tanara+dalt&sr=8-1

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  • The Gift of Writing

    Tim Powers, David Farland, and Orson Scott Card teach the Writers of the Future Online Workshop

    Orson Scott Card teaches the Writers of the Future Online Workshop

    David Farland teaches the Writers of the Future Online Workshop

    Tim Powers teaches the Writers of the Future Online Workshop

    Give yourself the gift of writing this holiday season in L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Online Workshop.

    What this course can give you is counsel that might help you jump forward in your ability to handle the tools of the writing profession.”
    — Orson Scott Card, author of "Enders Game"
    LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Give yourself the gift of writing this holiday season, say David Farland (“The Runelords”), Tim Powers (“On Stranger Tides”), and Orson Scott Card (“Enders Game”). All three international bestselling authors and Writers of the Future Contest Judges are the featured guest lecturers for the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Online Workshop.

    Initially announced in the Summer 2020 issue of SciFi Magazine by noted editor Jeff Berkwits, who referred to the new Writers of the Future Online Writing Course as “an extension of L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future (WOTF) Contest, the world’s preeminent competition for up-and-coming genre authors.” Berkwits acknowledged the goal “to help budding speculative storytellers become future Hugo, Nebula, and WOTF award winners.”

    The writing workshop is comprised of 13 videos by Orson Scott Card, David Farland, and Tim Powers, along with 11 essays by Contest founder L. Ron Hubbard and writing assignments.

    Essays and practical assignments take a writer from research and concepts to a completed story. With a 4.7 out of 5-star rating, the course is designed for the participant to go at their own pace.

    It has been well received with nearly 6,000 aspiring writers from over 100 countries worldwide enrolled. An impressive 72% of those taking the workshop have a story completed by the end of the course, an accomplishment many have unsuccessfully aspired to in the past.

    Orson Scott Card stated, “No writing course or workshop can give you your style or your voice; you already have them. What this course can give you is counsel that might help you jump forward in your ability to handle the tools of the writing profession.” As to why this online workshop, he concluded, “Let us help you prepare to bring your own stories to life in your own voice.”

    The competition for new stories can be daunting―R. R. Bowker reported more than 1,000,000 books published in 2017, up from 300,000 in 2009, with 2/3rds being self-published. And so, the Writers of the Future Online Workshop was created to help authors take their stories to the next level and rise above the competition.

    Regarding the value of the workshop to help take stories to the next level, Tim Powers stated, “The online workshop is tremendously valuable―it saves new writers years of trial-and-effort struggle.”

    “Everyone has a story to tell,” stated David Farland, Writers of the Future Coordinating Judge. “That’s not the problem. How to tell that story in such a fashion that others will enjoy it and tell others about it is what is needed.” That is what the nearly 6,000 aspiring writers are learning with the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Online Workshop.

    So if you are an aspiring writer, why not give yourself the gift of writing this holiday season. Anyone can sign up for the writing workshop at Free Online Workshop.

    The Writers of the Future writing contest was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard 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 aspiring artists.

    Throughout the Contests’ 38-year history, over 500 writers have been awarded. Winners have published nearly 1,200 novels and over 6,000 short stories and have produced 33 New York Times bestsellers, with their works selling over 60 million copies.

    For more information on the Contests, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.

    Emily Goodwin
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  • PlayTreks named a Key-Player in the Global Music NFT market

    the PlayGrounds by PlayTreks NFT Marketplace

    the PlayGrounds by PlayTreks NFT Marketplace

    NFT minting made easy with the PlayGrounds by PlayTreks

    NFT minting made easy with the PlayGrounds by PlayTreks

    Create Non-Funglible Tokens with the PlayGrounds by PlayTreks

    Create Non-Funglible Tokens with the PlayGrounds by PlayTreks

    PlayTreks named a Key-Player in the Global Music NFT market

    PlayTreks (TREKS:TREKS)

    We believe that the HTF report shows we are on the right strategic path to serve our clients and the industry.””
    — Anjo De Heus
    HASSELT, BE-VLI, BELGIUM, December 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- PlayTreks, the All-In-One platform for the music industry, was named a key player in the Global Music NFT market report researched by HTF Market Intelligence


    The majority of key players are focussing on securing a leading market in the music industry, as PlayTreks is doing with its NFT marketplace, The PlayGrounds. Other key players include OpenSea, Nifty Gateway, and Rarible among a few others.


    PlayTreks, an innovative company applying artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to make artists and record labels meet the growing demand for transparency and new ways of monetizing music, today announced that it has been named a key player in the Global Music NFT market by HTF Market Intelligence.


    PlayTreks NFT PlayGrounds marketplace was recognized because of its readiness, global coverage, and completeness, and was researched based on primary and secondary research, white paper, publications, website, world bank statistics, and HTF market intelligence.


    The music industry has been inextricably linked to technology since the discovery of sound recording in 1877. Technological innovations have influenced how music is made, played, saved, distributed, and enjoyed. This is from the first discs to streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music from the birth of record changing to the rise of modern electronic sound.


    The rise of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, is a developing trend in the music industry. NFT transactions enable audiences to bid on one-of-a-kind content from their favorite artists in auctions. These tokens, as well as the transactions that entail them, currently empower the artists who sell them. Only time will tell if NFTs are here to stay, as they are brand-new breakthroughs. An NFT (Non-Fungible Token) is a one-of-a-kind digital asset held on the blockchain.


    For record labels, publishers, and their lawyers, licensing and transferring ownership of music is now a pretty complex process, and manually clearing samples for usage or transferring rights can even postpone the release of the music. However, with efficient and secure document transfer, NFT makes licensing and transferring music as simple and quick as shopping online.


    “We are honored to be recognized by HTF Market Intelligence as a key player in the global music NFT market,” said Anjo De Heus, CEO of PlayTreks. We’re continuing to build our comprehensive platform for music management and execution to serve as the engine that drives commerce for our clients. Music Data is essential to the blockchain platform for NFTs, and that's what sets us apart. We believe that the HTF report shows we are on the right strategic path to serve our clients and the industry.”


    This is the first time that PlayTreks has been named a key player in the global music NFT market as they only went live with the All-In-One platform in April of 2021 and the market for music NFT's is relatively new.


    The power of the PlayTreks platform is its completeness with services such as music distribution to traditional streaming platforms and blockchain-based NFT marketplaces, radio airplay monitoring, music rights copyright control, and driven by lots of data so artists always have a 360-degree view on music performance.

    HTF Market Intelligence is a registered trademark of HTF Market Intelligence, and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.


    About PlayTreks and the PlayGrounds NFT Marketplace:

    Playtreks is an ALL-IN-ONE platform, serving artists, record labels, artist managers, composers, songwriters, and all those who wish to stay in control over their creations. With the platform, we collect and correlate metadata, and users can then analyze the data in a powerful dashboard using artificial intelligence. Data being presented is derived from streaming, social media, and content sharing platforms as well as from our global radio airplay monitoring. An intelligently driven marketing SaaS platform for the music industry which allows for distribution to traditional streaming and block-chain based streaming platforms, providing full transparency about the retail performance of content sold on a variety of digital streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, social media, content sharing platforms and includes a powerful feature turning content into NFT aka Non-Fungible Token to establish Digital Proof of Ownership of creation, whether this creation is music, a document or a file. The PlayGrounds blockchain-based marketplace gives an additional outlet to creators, where creatives can monetize exclusive content and earn significantly more.

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  • Fungie, Ireland’s Favourite Dolphin, Brought to Life in New Children’s Book Called ‘Finn’s Friend Fungie’

    Images of the books titled Finn's Friend Fungie and Down by the Dock, held by two girls

    Down by the Dock and Finn's Friend Fungie Books

    Image of Author: Lori Henninger Smith

    Author: Lori Henninger Smith

    The Real Finn and Fungie

    The Real Finn and Fungie

    On the heels of the first anniversary of Fungie's disappearance, a heart-warming new way to remember him has arrived.

    There are few dolphins that inspire such fond memories from those who encountered him more than Fungie, the dolphin of Dingle Bay. This lovely story, told from Finn's point of view, is very touching.”
    — Liz Sandeman
    DUNDALK, COUNTY LOUTH, IRELAND, December 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Lori Henninger Smith has released two new, interactive books which feature real-life Irish dolphins as the main characters, including one about Fungie, Ireland's favourite dolphin.

    Henninger Smith said, "After witnessing the collective sadness Fungie's disappearance created not only in those in Ireland, but around the world, I wanted to find a fun, happier ending to his beautiful story that would leave everyone with a smile when remembering the famous dolphin." "So, I re-wrote his story's ending as an adventurous new beginning."

    After Fungie went missing, imagine if he were spotted outside the Sydney Opera House! Imagining Fungie visiting famous locations around the world is the creative storyline of Lori Henninger Smith's new children's book, "Finn's Friend Fungie." She suggests perhaps Fungie just wanted to travel and expand his universe. This idea is a bit auto-biographical for Henninger Smith, an American who expanded her own universe by moving to Ireland in 2020 to go back to college at the age of 57, and found herself living on Carlingford Lough during the pandemic, when Finn also decided to take up residence in the beautiful setting of the Cooley Peninsula.

    Henninger Smith's books caught the eye of Liz Sandeman, the co-founder of Marine Connection, a UK-based, dolphin and whale charity. Ms. Sandeman said, "There are few dolphins that inspire such fond memories from those who encountered him more than Fungie, the dolphin of Dingle Bay. This lovely story, told from Finn's point of view, is very touching." A portion of the proceeds will go to Marine Connection to further their efforts to end captivity.

    The second book is about Finn, a bottlenose dolphin whom the town of Carlingford embraced as their own. During the pandemic in 2020, Finn was spotted favouring the ferry boat area in Greenore, inspiring his book title, "Down by the Dock."

    Finn and Fungie are real-life dolphins who spark interest for further learning on wildlife and marine conservation. Henninger Smith and Marine Connection are planning an additional entity called Team Finn and Fungie - Help End Captivity. A unique program school kids around the world can join, emphasizing the need for the end of captivity of all whales and dolphins and therefore helping to ensure freedom for all cetaceans for generations to come.

    Children can use "Scan and Listen" audio codes to hear the books read aloud, turning the page when they hear the dolphin squeak; narrated by Irish Indie Folksinger, Orla Travers, of the band Sillk. "Scan and Learn" codes are scattered throughout the books that when scanned with a smartphone camera, they provide more information about items on the page. A fun website has been created to accompany the books that offers more fun images and videos of these curious dolphins along with downloadable coloring sheets and more. The site also has resources for teachers to use the books in the classroom.

    Readers are introduced to the real dolphins on the last pages of the books with images and more fun facts such as do you know where Fungie got his name? Or did you know he is in the Guinness Book of World Records? They will also meet key people in the lives of these dolphins- Jeannine Masset, who photographed Fungie in Dingle Bay for over twenty five years. And Damian Smith and John Kelly, divers in Carlingford who check up on Finn. There is also a nod to Paddy Ferriter, the lighthouse person credited with discovering Fungie in 1983.

    Beautifully illustrated by Italian artist, Alice Pescarin, accurately depicting the areas in which these dolphins reside(d), Carlingford Lough and Dingle Bay. The books are presented by Silver Girl Sails Publishing, Ltd. and are distributed by Ingram Spark internationally.

    For more information contact:

    Marine Connection
    Liz Sandeman
    Programmes Officer
    Mobile 07931 366352

    www.FinnandFungieBooks.com

    Lori Henninger Smith
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