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

    Tessie and Lola Save the Dogs

    Tessie and Lola

    Tessie and Lola Save the Dogs

    Tessie and Lola Save the Dogs

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

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

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

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

    The book can only be purchased online at

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

    The 3rd Quarter Writers of the Future Contest winners

    The 3rd Quarter Illustrators of the Future Contest winners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information on the Contests, visit

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  • “A Tyrannosaurus For Christmas” Arrives With a Roar

    CD cover for "A Tyrannosaurus for Christmas"

    "A Tyrannosaurus for Christmas" (CD cover)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Keli Stewart Releases a Book of Poetry Entitled "Small Altars"

    Small Altars Book Cover

    Author, Keli Stewart

    LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 1, 2021 / -- Keli Stewart’s profound, visceral and heady debut poetry collection is simultaneously autobiographical memoir and social commentary in conversation. The narrator of Small Altars is at different times a girl learning from her elders and ancestors; a young woman coming of age; a single mother caring for her child; or a wise woman who conjures the spirits of her past. In the traditions of Gwendolyn Brooks’ A Street in Bronzeville, Lucille Clifton’s Good Woman,
    and Nikki Giovanni’s Love Poems, Small Altars renders this self-portrait in spirals and snapshots—sometimes with humor, sometimes with sentiment and memory— about the body, desire, motherhood and place around her identity as a Black woman while awakening keen observations of her ancestors with a griot’s voice. “Black folks are not linear, we dip and dive into our lives, and there is ‘layering’ here,” says Stewart, a writer from Chicago’s West Side, about the structure of Small Altars.

    From the images of a struggling young mother in we accept LINK and Meditation for Poor Mothers to the humorous instances in Missionary Haiku and Self-portrait: Me with Hair Like Frederick Douglass to the reflective portrayal in My Grandfather Would Cry to the raw recall of awakening sexuality in pink things, Stewart’s collection illuminates conversations between the facets of one woman’s experiences to define the shape of her years, and stands as an inspiring exploration of gender, race and class in contemporary American life.

    KELI STEWART's work has appeared in Quiddity, Meridians, Warpland, Hip Mama, Calyx, and Rhino among other noted journals and publications. She has been honored with artist fellowships from Hedgebrook, and the Augusta Savage Gallery Arts International Residency. An alum of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation and Callaloo Summer Writing Workshops, Keli’s work was selected for first place in the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award from the Illinois Center of the Book, Emerging Writers Competition. She earned her BA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College and her MFA in Poetry from Chicago State University. Her manuscript After Birth was recently named semi-finalist for the Claudia Emerson Chapbook Award.

    Bronzeville Books is an independent publisher focused on elevating voices and stories that have long been underrepresented and need to be told.

    Bronzeville Books breaks down dividers, whether that's in genre, mediums, or representations of characters to be inclusive and disruptive. Publishing books for teens and adults in a variety of formats and genres, Bronzeville Books unites readers and writers through outstanding stories. For more information, visit

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  • The Iconic ArtTour International Magazine Returns to Spectrum Miami With A Mesmerizing Exhibit

    Albers Unleash Sublimation by Howard Harris on Exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth 503

    Albers Unleash Sublimation by Howard Harris on Exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth 503

    Whisper I by Barbara Tyler Ahlfield on exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth #503

    Whisper I by Barbara Tyler Ahlfield on Exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth #503

    Butterfly Girl by Carol Levin on Exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth #503

    Butterfly Girl by Carol Levin on Exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth #503

    The Control Supervision by Monika Bendner from Germany on Exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth 503

    The Control Supervision by Monika Bendner from Germany on Exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth 503

    Don't Talk To Me Like That by Ric Conn on Exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth 503

    Don't Talk To Me Like That by Ric Conn on Exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth 503

    Arttour International has announced its participation at Spectrum Miami This Week

    It's about helping artists and the businesses who work behind the scenes. ArtTour International provides specialized market coverage and is read by more key decision makers than any other publication!”
    — Viviana Puello - CEO, ArTour International Magazine

    MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2021 / -- Art Tour International Returns to Spectrum Miami

    Arttour International has announced its participation at Spectrum Miami Art Fair, held from December 1st to the 5th at Mana Wynwood in the heart of the thriving Wynwood Arts District. In the company of over 180 galleries from more than 20 countries, Arttour International will display an exclusive selection of contemporary artists from around the world and a projection of the Arttour International TV Shows and Digital Exhibition at Booth #503.

    Spectrum Miami is one of South Florida's most important art fairs, bringing together top contemporary artists with collectors. This year Taking place amidst Miami Art Week, Spectrum Miami offers the unique opportunity to talk to the artists, learn their stories, and take home pieces you love. The event will also host concerts, special events, and live shows. In addition, ArtTour International will be there with an exclusive selection of international artists.

    ArtTour International's Contribution to The Fair

    This year's show at ArtTour International Booth #503 will feature contemporary art ranging from photography to painting to sculpture and wearable art by top international artists including Frans Frengen from Belgium, Brenda Hartill from the United Kingdom, Kari Veastad from Norway, Monika Bender from Germany and Barbara Tyler Ahlfield, Carol Levin, David Fleshman, Howard Harris, Jason Bryant, Kimberly Berg, Marian Adcock and Ric Conn from the United States.

    A digital exhibition will also be on display with the participation of Janice Alamanou and Paul Smith from the United Kingdom, Maribel Matthews from Gibraltar, Marty Jones, and Patricia Spoon from the United States Lize Krüger from Germany, and Filip Firlefijn from Belgium. ArtTour International is a quarterly magazine covering international art news published in a multimedia format: print and digital. ArtTour International has expanded into TV programming, which can be seen in over 100 countries throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, including The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and other countries in Asia. ArtTour International programming is owned by ArtTour International Publications based in The United States with offices in New York, Italy, and Colombia.

    The Best Contemporary Artists From All Over the World
    Alan Grimandi, Director of the ArtTour TV Show, announced that the iconic show cameras would move this week to Spectrum Miami to showcase artists' interviews, exhibitions, and more to share the happenings with their 10 million global viewers. Artists such as Barbara Tyler Ahlfield (United States), Carol Levin (United States), Janice Alamanou representing England, David Fleshman (United States), Jason Bryant (United States), Lize Krüger, Monika Bendner (Germany), and Ric Conn (United States), were just some of those chosen to be interviewed about their work. The host for the ATIM TV Show is international art celebrity Viviana Puello, Founder, and CEO of ArtTour International Publications, Inc.

    ArtTour International Magazine in Miami is an excellent addition to the roster of shows; we look forward to bringing you all these exclusive interviews and exhibitions.

    In the words of ATIM CEO, Viviana Puello "The best thing about attending art fairs is meeting artists in person and feeling their passion for art! Everyone needs an escape from their daily routines- In today's busy world, it has become increasingly difficult to slow down and take a break from your typical routine. Art plays an important role when it comes to reflection and contemplating your next move to live's important decisions.

    That's why ArtTour International was created: to help support and grow art culture around the globe by providing Artists with better exposure and opportunities that otherwise would be impossible to obtain alone. Art will always remain an essential component in our lives as it allows us to see beyond just what we see with our eyes; there are many worlds within one work of art!" said Puello." It is my pleasure working with a team with a passion for art and a love for sharing their knowledge with others! It is about raising artists up and assisting businesses worldwide who work behind the scenes, from security guards to curators, from local publications to influential magazines, from sponsorship companies to innovative technology companies. ArtTour International Magazine provides unmatched business expertise, specialized market coverage and is read by more key decision makers than any other publication worldwide!" Concluded Puello.

    You can watch the ArtTour International TV Show on Spectrum 1993 - MNN- HD every Thursday at 5:30 pm, enjoy exclusive interviews with upcoming and well-known international Contemporary artists rising stars from around the globe.

    To learn more about ArtTour International Magazine's Spectrum Miami Exhibit, visit Or follow ATIM on Facebook and Instagram @arttourinternational.

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  • Quarantoons - Cartoons From A New Normal

    Quarantoons by James Mellor front cover

    Quarantoons - Cartoons From A New Normal

    Chris Witty COVID Briefing

    Next Cartoon Please (Quarantoons back cover)

    Contact Tracing Cartoon

    Contact Tracing

    James Mellor, prominent corporate cartoonist and Private Eye regular, presents Quarantoons – his best cartoons from the time of coronavirus.

    Most importantly, however, were all the silly, surreal, and sometimes downright strange cartoons put out there to make people laugh and keep them entertained during a downright strange time,”
    — James Mellor, Cartoonist
    FELMERSHAM, BEDFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, November 29, 2021 / -- Quarantoons: Cartoons From A New Normal (published November 18, 2021)

    “There is nothing very normal about the New Normal. If you ask me, there was nothing very normal about the Old Normal, either,” is how James Mellor introduces us to his latest collection of wry and sharply-drawn observations on a world and its elect, bumbling through chaos and confusion, dragging the rest of us along behind.

    A Bedfordshire-based professional illustrator and regular contributor to satirical magazine Private Eye, James takes a sideways look at global events from the perspective of an ordinary Brit, battered by Brexit, confounded by COVID and, frankly, despairing of leadership as everyone heads toward climate catastrophe in a handcart.

    But take heart – Quarantoons: Cartoons From A New Normal isn’t a deep-dive into dystopic despondency. Rather, James focusses on the laughable absurdities of our uncomfortable lot as he continued to draw it through 2020 and 2021.

    “Cartoons aren’t going to solve the great societal issues of our time,” he admits, “but cartoons can help people get through another day.”

    Quarantoons: Cartoons From A New Normal follows James' previous collections, Drawn From History, and Brexit: A Drawn-out Process, and brings together the satirical and silly from all areas of his work.

    From pre-pandemic events that (from the bizarre vantage point of lockdown) came to be regarded as the only mildly odd, to the surreal, stockpiling depths of 2020, and our release into a strange, circumscribed world of new social customs, his drawings prod us into chuckles of recognition and reflection.

    “The coronavirus pandemic has caused the biggest changes to our society in our lifetime,” he says. “I never would have imagined prior to 2020 that the people of the UK would spend months legally confined to their own homes except for a brief period of daily state-sanctioned exercise. The changes have been extreme and have affected all aspects of how we live and work. Some of these changes to our lives may remain with us, but many will pass into memory.”

    During that period, James’s cartoons came into novel – and deadly serious – demand: as a way of introducing people to new Covid-secure safety measures on public transport and a successful illustrated pitch to manufacture vaccines.

    “Most importantly, however, were all the silly, surreal, and sometimes downright strange cartoons put out there to make people laugh and keep them entertained during a downright strange time,” he says.

    “Perhaps we’re near the end of the Covid story, or perhaps this is only the end of the beginning. Either way, this book marks the strange and unexpected ways the world has changed for us.”

    Quarantoons - Cartoons From A New Normal is published by Filament Publishing Ltd. 16 Croydon Road, Beddington, Croydon, Surrey CR0 4PA, United Kingdom.

    Telephone: +44 (0)20 8688 2598

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  • Thank-you comments to YouTube and Omita for the world's first YouTube Game “YouTube Ice Cream Shop Game”

    YouTuber Omita

    Omita [ Omi Miyabina ]

    YouTuber Omita

    Omita [ Omi Miyabina ]

    It is a hot topic in the news all over the world.

    ITABASHI-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN, November 27, 2021 / -- After YouTuber Omita started the world's first “YouTube ice cream shop game” which viewers can actually play in November 2021, the site was featured on TV stations in the United States and became big news in Japan as well as around the world.

    The response was great. Many comments were received from all over the world in the YouTube comment section.

    In the comment section, the following remarks of praise have been posted.
    “I couldn't go out much because of the coronavirus. It's a lot of fun to be an ice cream shop clerk in this game. Many thanks to YouTube and Omita.”
    “My children are fascinated with the screen when I play the game, so it is very helpful.”
    “The clerks in the YouTube Ice Cream Shop Game are cool and cute.”
    “This game is really fashionable and amusing.”
    “Whoever thought up this game is a genius.”
    “Pure relaxation.”
    “This game is an ice cream sensation.”
    “It's amazing that people can think up a variety of interesting games like this.”

    The world's first YouTube game has become a hot topic in news and other media around the world. It has been well received because visitors actually feel like a male or female clerk working at an ice cream shop. They feel happy and very amused.

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  • Explore Authors Magazine releases its list of hot new books and holiday favorites

    As the Sparrows Fly by B.L. Blocher

    As the Sparrows Fly by B.L. Blocher

    Progeny by K.M. Hardy

    Progeny by K.M. Hardy

    The Maple Seed Helicopter by Marco Collina

    The Maple Seed Helicopter by Marco Collina

    Grab a hot cup of tea or coffee and curl up with a book from Explore Authors Magazine's list of hot new books to read this holiday

    Get comfy, and check out a book from Explore Authors Magazine's list of hot new fiction, nonfiction and children's books to read this holiday.”
    — Explore Authors Magazine

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 26, 2021 / -- The following books on Explore Authors Magazine's list of books are available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and fine retailers everywhere.


    If you loved the first two books in the Sam McKay series you will love the latest installment. Progeny, by KM Hardy is the third book in the Sam McKay series. This taut edge-of-your-seat crime thriller follows our protagonist on yet another gripping criminal investigation, marking a brilliant follow-up up to the first two books, SCOTS HONOR and The Redcap. We’re enthralled. Available for PREORDER now Picaty Press, 978-1736734605

    Mike Hain's philosophical book, Elephants on the Ceiling, will illuminate and captivate readers in search of a book about life and death. This book chronicles stories about near-death experiences. Intriguing. We highly recommend. Check it out, preorder now. ECMS Publishing, ISBN 978-1-7365591-1-6

    Walking a Tightrope by Emma Gilman - This Victorian era novel enthralls as a privileged young woman discovers herself after she joins the circus and learns to walk a tightrope in the midst of a murder mystery. She is eventually pushed to the edge as the star of the show, amid her attraction to the dark and brooding antagonist. A beautiful and enjoyable read. ISBN-13: 978-1737859901, Venture Press

    Black Hands by Sandy Freitas is a wonderful children's book about the value of hard work and rewards in this adorable and beautifully illustrated true-life-story children's book about a family-owned walnut farm. We love this story. Write on Books, ISBN 979-8-9850685-0-4

    Renowned sportswriter and 2020 International Boxing Hall-of-Famer Bernard Fernandez covers 35 years of boxing in forthcoming book, Championship Rounds Vol. II, an outstanding and insightful follow-up to Championship Rounds Vol. I, released by the esteemed sports journalist and boxing historian in 2020. RKMA Publishing, 978-0578687308 We couldn't stop reading this book!

    Marco Collina's beautiful story, the Maple Seed Helicopter chronicles the journey of an orphan from Italy to America during WWII in this heartwarming and nostalgic literary tale. A beautiful and inspiring story that will take readers to the Italian countryside circa 1940s. An enjoyable book. MAC PRESS, ISBN 978-0-578-65194-1

    Chemistry 11 in Focus by Abdul Shakur makes complex chemistry concepts easy to follow. This textbook is perfect for classroom instruction as well as the independent learner. We highly recommend. An excellent book for teachers and students alike. ISBN 978-0578957470 , The New Awakenings Books

    As the Sparrows Fly by B.L Blocher is a psychological thriller about sibling rivalry and revenge that will leave readers absolutely enthralled. This book has plenty of twists and turns to keep readers in suspense and yearning for more. The Emerald City Press, ISBN 978-1-7374610-1-2

    Jason R. Van Pelt releases his fourth children’s book, Roxanne the Green Nose Reindeer is one of our holiday favorites. Young readers will love Van Pelt’s holiday book series that also includes, Party Monsters (a Mardi Gras story), Candy monsters (a Halloween children’s book), and Christmas Coupling. Add Van Pelt’s entire series to your collection today. J.R.V.P., 978-1-7371572-9-8

    Duke Stories: Vacation Lake by Jennifer Neven is a heartwarming and fun tale sure to delight children. A wonderful tale for a bedtime story. Families will also love Jennifer Nevin's hilarious take on family in, My Grandma says the F-Word. We love it. | Shine Bright Books, ISBN: 978-1-7375130-1-8 and ISBN 978-1-7375130-0-1 (Grandma)

    Be sure to check out Sixth Iteration by E. Hughes. This exciting, mysterious, romantic, sci-fi thriller will leave you questioning who’s real when a billion-dollar humanoid android falls in love with the scientist hired to program him, and goes on the run from the robotics corporation that will do anything to get him back. A captivating and romantic mystery , we highly recommend. ISBN: 978-0-9973200-6-0 Love-LovePublishing

    Don't Forget by Robert Harmon is an engrossing and smart literary novel about a man at a turning point in his life. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery in this 1960s period piece, after taking on a ghostwriting job for a morally questionable man. A worthy and interesting read. We're intrigued. ISBN, 979-8497532203

    What, Why, & How: Bottom-up Answers by mountain climber and philosopher Robert Wheeler, Ph.D explores philosophical and metaphysical questions about existence and humanity in this riveting examination that attempts to answer questions about the existence of life, a follow-up to Wheeler’s previous book, Call of the Mountain. Intriguing! OntosScience Press, 978-0-578-94516-3

    Explore the EC Walsh’s witty musings and clever insights on society, politics, and life in this smart, intriguing series of essays, poems and humor in Natural Light: A Coffee Table Book. A great conversation piece and a wonderful addition to your coffee table. ISBN 978-0-578-30950-7, Dignam Press

    Prolific songwriter and accomplished writer, Edward Kenny releases his new book, “Bluebird Songs VOL II“, the follow up to Bluebird Songs and “Lonesome Man on a Hermit’s Hill: A Verse Play.” Kenny has written over a thousand song lyrics and eight musicals since entering the Broadway scene in 1982. Bluebird Publishing, 978-578806457

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  • Path to delightful life revealed in new children's book - Return to Eden: A lesson in love for all ages

    Return to Eden children's book released on Amazon Nov 2021

    Return to Eden children's book released on Amazon Nov 2021

    Bright and colorful watercolor illustrations captivate young minds

    Bright and colorful watercolor illustrations captivate young minds

    A simple view for children merges with an advanced perspective for adults in Return to Eden: A lesson in love for all ages

    A simple view for children merges with an advanced perspective for adults in Return to Eden: A lesson in love for all ages

    Released by The Inner Buddha on Nov 2021, Return to Eden teaches children how to embrace unconditional love, and integrates an advanced view for adults.

    We were inspired to create a guide that would amaze and astound people of all ages. Return to Eden is so simple a child can embrace it, yet the wisdom is what we all seek, even as adults.”
    — Chris T
    PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, November 24, 2021 / -- Return to Eden was internationally released on November, 2021. It is available on all Amazon sites around the globe, and serves as a complement to the Enlightening Strikes guidebooks for adults.

    'Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems,
    in a world of wonder, a garden of dreams.

    Two beautiful souls that were blessed from above
    delighted in Eden, their home of pure love.

    We all know the tale of Adam and Eve, but did you know it contains the secret to everlasting bliss? After the young couple find themselves outside their garden paradise, they explore the world and discover that Eden was never really gone; it was just hidden by their missing love. They learn the secret to a happy life and come to love all that is, wholly and completely. Adam and Eve then return to Eden, their beautiful garden of dreams.

    Written in prose and delightfully illustrated, Return to Eden is unlike any children’s fable you have ever read. Lessons within the book are expansive, yet presented in a format that small children can understand; the words are gentle, imagery wholesome, and story engaging. Children will be entertained as they are lightly guided to see the goodness in everything, and to embrace their love of this goodness, while adults will grasp the deeper meaning of the words and images. Those who recognize the mistake Adam and Eve made will see that they partook of judgement, the fruit of the tree of good and evil. Exchanging judgement for love ends the confusion judgement results in; this bewilderment has been called the judgement daze in ancient texts. We each return to our version of Eden as we end the daze of judgement through the wholesome embrace of love.

    Return to Eden was nearly a year in the making, with simplified instruction on the viewpoint that makes unconditional love attainable by all. Integrated within children’s illustrations are figures and formulas for adult readers to pick out; they demonstrate the value of unconditional love, and are both spiritually and scientifically valid. These formulas quantify how the wholesome embrace of love leads to forever friendships, business success, joyful abundance, enduring relationships, and even influences the length of our lifespans.

    "We were inspired to create a guide that would amaze and astound people of all ages, but we never anticipated this remarkable final result. Return to Eden is so simple a child can embrace it, yet the wisdom is what we all seek, even as adults” says Chris T, author and CEO of The Inner Buddha.

    People of all schools will marvel at the wonders revealed within Return to Eden. Those of spirituality will see evidence that proves truths of their faith, while those of science will see answers to many of today’s greatest quests. Children will see the path that leads to a joyful life. There truly is something for every reader in this delightful little book.

    Complementing Return to Eden: A lesson in love for all ages, the Enlightening Strikes adult journey begins with Be Your Greatest Self: The Guide to Enlightenment and Legendary Life. After reading this initial guide, adults advance to Redivine Life: Faith for the Logical Mind. This more comprehensive guidebook builds upon the foundations in Be Your Greatest Self, details the figures and formulas revealed in Return to Eden, and finally culminates in a view that leads to the whole sum of wholesome.

    Chris Terai
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  • Thousand Acres Releases Tim Rayborn's Lluck

    Cover of LLUCK, the second book in the Qwyrk Tales series, showing Lluck and a mysterious female guide

    Cover of LLUCK, the second book in the Qwyrk Tales series

    Author Tim Rayborn

    Author Tim Rayborn

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    Armin Lear Press logo

    Second in Four-Book Qwyrk Tales Series Released by Armin Lear Press’s Fiction Imprint

    Wacky… twisty… the dialogue is a demented fruitcake of British humor, and you won’t be able to stop turning the pages.”
    — Diana Paxson, author of Sword of Avalon
    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 24, 2021 / -- The release of Tim Rayborn’s LLUCK marks the second installment of the adventures of a group of misfits at the edge of reality in modern northern England. In QWYRK TALES, Rayborn has created a world of shadows, Nighttime Nasties, witchy magic, remarkable Indian Fae, would-be superheroes, a lazy Komodo dragon, and elves—and it is filled with Monty Pythonesque humor. Also the author of the popular non-fiction titles BEETHOVEN’S SKULL and SHAKESPEARE’S EAR, Rayborn has created a series that will ultimately include two more novels—CHANTZ and FAYTTE—to be released in 2022 by the Thousand Acres imprint of Armin Lear Press.

    All Qwyrk wanted was a few winter days of rest and relaxation in the small town of Knettles in Yorkshire, but of course, it all goes wrong immediately. She’d like to spend time with her young human friend, Jilly, but Jilly and her not-so-imaginary friend Blip have met a remarkable boy named Lluck, who seems to be able to bend events to his favor.
    Lluck is on the run from two big goblins with unnatural powers. On top of that, Qwyrk meets a mysterious and enchanting woman who’s also looking for the boy. And hiding in the darkness, something else wants Lluck for itself, but why?

    Pre-publication reviews give insights into the magic and mischief that Rayborn has created:

    “Qwyrk and Jilly are back, on a new crusade to save a boy named Lluck who is having some rather bad luck in Leeds. Once more evil forces are on the move, and an unlikely alliance of Otherworldly beings and mortals are the only defense. The worldview is wacky, the plot line is twisty, the dialogue is a demented fruitcake of British humor, and you won’t be able to stop turning the pages.”
    ~ Diana L. Paxson, author of Sword of Avalon

    “Qwyrk is back along with Jilly, Blip (pardon me, Mr. Blippingstone) and friends for another adventure! In this tale, we get a deeper glimpse into Qwyrk’s world, discover a boy of unusual circumstance and talent, learn more about Jilly’s background, and there’s even a fabulous queer love interest, all tied into a race against the clock to save the world from a nefarious being. Tim serves up another fun romp through a well-built world, full of wit, mystery, and magic!”
    ~ Laura Tempest Zakroff, author of Anatomy of a Witch

    “Tim Rayborn does an outstanding job of expanding this magical world and the challenges posed by changing friendships and adversity alike. His ability to explore both outer and inner battles and bring to life a realm of magic that overlays reality and involves a number of characters in life-changing events will attract all ages, from advanced elementary children through adults. Tim Rayborn’s series is fun, lively, unexpected, engrossing reading. Lluck is just as highly recommended as its predecessor, adding another series of encounters to an involving fantasy series.”
    ~ Donovan’s Literary Services / Midwest Book

    Tim Rayborn is an internationally acclaimed musician who plays dozens of unusual instruments. He has appeared on over forty recordings, and his musical wanderings and tours have taken him across the US, all over Europe, to Canada and Australia. Rayborn is the author Beethoven’s Skull and Shakespeare’s Ear, among other works, and co-authored Weird Dance with dance instructor/performer Abigail Keyes. He earned his PhD from the University of Leeds and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

    About Armin Lear Press
    Armin Lear was founded in 2019 with the purpose of publishing books connecting people with ideas that make our lives richer, more fulfilling, and happier. Its founders have 27 years of publishing experience. The company headquarters is near Boulder, Colorado with a production office in Arlington, Virginia and a design team based in Boston. Armin Lear is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and distributes its books worldwide in English through Ingram.

    SERIES Book 2, Qwyrk Tales
    AUTHOR Tim Rayborn
    ISBN 978-1737276296 (print)
    9781956450002 (eBook)
    RELEASE November 24, 2021

    Judith Bailey
    Armin Lear Press
    +13104977212 ext.

  • PlayTreks releases blockchain-based copyright tool

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    PlayTreks digital certificate of ownership

    PlayTreks Copyright Control Certificate

    PlayTreks Copyright Control

    easy 1,2,3 process to mint your NFT and claim ownership with PlayTreks

    Meet the growing demand for content protection in the digital world. The all-in-one app announces the release of its latest module, Copyright Control.

    PlayTreks (TREKS:TREKS)

    We secure your content and make you feel safe in the knowledge that your content is secure on the internet, and cannot be altered by anyone”
    — Luca Rushton
    HASSELT, BELGIUM, November 24, 2021 / -- PlayTreks, the ALL IN ONE app for the music industry, with powerful features such as music distribution to traditional streaming platforms and a blockchain-based marketplace, music performance analytics, and much more, officially launches its copyright control module.

    A logical next step for PlayTreks, as they recently released their blockchain-based marketplace and the launch of TREKS, the crypto token of PlayTreks.
    TREKS is a multipurpose token created to be used across the Playtreks platform for finance and utility purposes. TREKS can be used for subscriptions, earnings from royalties, copyright, fan participation, and more.

    With the Copyright Control module, PlayTreks take their All-In-One platform claim to the next level.

    As the name indicates, the Copyright Control module, which can be used stand-alone, or in the PlayTreks app, allows users to register ownership, which is stored in a blockchain smart contract. Registering original content means that copyright is retained by the creator and not assigned to a third party. The copyright is used to indicate that creation, like work/recording, is self-published. As digital media becomes the norm, blockchain technology like Playtreks's Copyright Control can help protect against unauthorized sharing and also help copyright owners audit their royalties.

    As NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are a hot topic in the music, art, and intellectual property domain at the moment, yet still somewhat confusing to the masses, it is clear that NFT's are here to stay because of the unbreakable smart contracts the ownership details are being stored in, as well as the reliance on blockchain technology, foundation of the PlayTreks Copyright Control module and its marketplace.

    The process of creating an NFT through the PlayTreks Copyright Control module is pretty straightforward, as the creator uploads their original content, which upon execution is "minted", resulting in a unique identifier. Through that unique identifier, the creator is assured the information is permanently part of the NFT. Our marketplace allows NFTs to be viewed within the user's collection, and when the creator sells or licenses their work, royalties may automatically be granted. The technology allows for easy tracking of transactions and other events.

    The PlayTreks Copyright Control module innovates the way how creators have registered their ownership to date. The traditional way of submitting content to performance rights organizations can now be handled by the creator minting their work and storing it on the blockchain. This allows the creator to make sure that their work, royalties, and income are in their hands and that no one can take these from them.

    PlayTreks’ CEO Anjo De Heus says: “We secure your content and make you feel safe in the knowledge that your content is secure on the internet, and cannot be removed by anyone”. PlayTreks insures that any creator copyrighting their content can feel safe knowing that the app’s brand new copyright mechanism on the blockchain is controlling and protecting their works.

    With the copyright control function, PlayTreks aims to avoid issues concerning copyright ownership. By embedding the information on the blockchain, clarity is given on who the owner is, or owners for that matter. Having said that, PlayTreks encourage their users to copyright their creations accordingly, meaning that anyone involved must be registered.

    PlayTreks aim to eliminate copyright infringement. What does this mean? It means that any party that has the intention of making use of a copyrighted creation, unless prior approval is given, won’t be legally allowed to do so. Any intention of use and misuse and intention of monetizing will be detected as the information is securely stored on the blockchain. According to J.D. River Braun at Legalzoom, music, image, and text are the most common forms of copyright infringement.

    Once information is stored and secured on the blockchain, PlayTreks provides the copyright owner or owners, with a digital certificate of ownership.
    This comes to prove that proper use of data can solve a lot of illegal activities. It has been known that when copyrights are infringed, they take a lot of time to resolve. Now, PlayTreks solves that issue with blockchain-based Copyright Control.

    The PlayTreks Copyright Control module is available immediately and can be found at

    Anjo De Heus
    PlayTreks BV
    +32 471 38 29 40
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  • For Basketball Fans Everywhere: Seventy-Five Offers In-Depth, Entertaining Look at Every NBA Season

    This is a photo of David S. Heeren, Bible scholar and author of The High Sign

    Award-winning journalist and pioneer NBA statistician, David S. Heeren

    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.

    Prolific sports reporter and pioneer NBA statistician, Dave Heeren, honors the league’s legacy and its top performers.

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 23, 2021 / -- Throughout the 2021-2022 season, the NBA will commemorate its 75th anniversary, and the latest book, Seventy-Five, from prolific sports reporter and pioneer NBA statistician Dave Heeren is a slam dunk for every basketball fan’s wish list.

    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. He has also witnessed all 75 years of the NBA through his work as a team statistician for the New York Knicks, writing books, doing columns for The Sporting News and just his love of the game since he was a child.

    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!

    David S. 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 every European league.

    Trish Stevens
    Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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