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

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

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

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

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

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

    About MindStir Media:

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

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

    Official Morning JAM logo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Janet describes the popular morning show as a radio family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tessie and Lola Save the Dogs

    Tessie and Lola

    Tessie and Lola Save the Dogs

    Tessie and Lola Save the Dogs

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

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

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

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

    The book can only be purchased online at

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

    A guide for readers to build better versions of themselves.

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

    A guide for readers to build better versions of themselves.

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

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

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

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

    The Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Details on submission requirements and procedures can be found at:

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

    The 3rd Quarter Writers of the Future Contest winners

    The 3rd Quarter Illustrators of the Future Contest winners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information on the Contests, visit

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  • Seven Sisters and a Brother Details Black Student Activism that Transformed Swarthmore College in the Turbulent 1960s

    Students Marilyn Allman Maye and Aundrea White Kelley.

    Students negotiate with top administration officials.

    Nighttime view of the protest.

    The book tells the remarkable story of their inspirational 1969 protest and the racial barriers they overcame to spur change and build exceptional careers

    Activism of these courageous alumni paved the way for future generations of Swarthmore students. At great risk to themselves, they fought for justice at the College and forever changed our trajectory.”
    — Swarthmore President Valerie Smith

    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2021 / -- More than 50 years ago, African American students changed the course of history at predominantly white Swarthmore College by courageously staging an eight-day takeover of the Admissions Office. Their book, Seven Sisters and A Brother: Friendship, Resistance and Untold Truths Behind Black Student Activism in the 1960s, portrays their strides to overcome family, economic and academic challenges, while documenting their struggle for equality and respect in a hostile environment. Their amazing account was released in paperback today.

    Located outside Philadelphia, PA, Swarthmore College has cited the demonstration as the most consequential action in its 157-year history.

    The book details stunning privacy breaches by Swarthmore that would spark outrage today, but was of little concern in 1969 when Black students and their families were the victims: Swarthmore completed a report on Black admissions containing personal information such as SAT scores, Swarthmore grades, family incomes and occupations. The report was openly available to fellow students, professors and the public at the school’s McCabe Library.

    “We thought that was a breach of trust. That motivated us to just say, ‘Enough is enough, something has to change,’” says Marilyn Holifield, one of the book’s authors, who is a partner at the mega law firm, Holland & Knight LLP, and a member of Swarthmore’s Board of Managers.

    Another student, Joyce Baynes recalled that the Black students gathered in their dorm rooms to discuss the racism they faced at the private liberal arts college, and to plot their response. “We would talk about how we were feeling and some of the things that were going on in our classes. We got agitated by the unfairness,” says Baynes, who helped plan the protest but didn’t participate because she had graduated the previous semester.

    On January 9, 1969, the students sprang into action. Holifield, Marilyn Allman Maye, Harold S. Buchanan, Jannette O. Domingo and Aundrea White Kelley took over the Admissions Office, stopping all school activities. Soon students, Bridget Van Gronigen Warren and Myra E. Rose joined them, along with other Black students. Among their demands were that the college recruit more Black students and start a Black Studies Department.

    With America still reverberating from the massive demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd and other racial injustices, this narrative by the Black Swarthmore students underscores the lasting impact that activism can have, even if it isn’t immediately apparent. The next year, Black enrollment increased and a Black Admissions Dean was hired. And, today Swarthmore is led by President Valerie Smith, a Black, female scholar of African American literature. Last year, at an event celebrating the book, Smith said, “The activism of these courageous alumni paved the way for future generations of Swarthmore students. At great risk to themselves, they fought for justice at the College and forever changed our trajectory.”

    Moreover, the students also excelled in their professional careers, and include a medical doctor, a lawyer, a biologist, four educational leaders, and a computer scientist. The hardcover version of the book was awarded 2020 Sarton Women's Literary Award for Nonfiction with Special Recognition. The new 2021 paperback edition includes a foreword by award winning author and journalist Sophia Nelson as well as an Afterword that puts the students’ 1960s era protest in perspective with today’s racial justice movement.

    In the foreword, Nelson writes: “I cannot recommend this book enough. For years the media and some in the Swarthmore community portrayed the peaceful 1969 protest in a false light―these collective narratives provide a very necessary and overdue retelling of the revolution that took place at Swarthmore College in 1969. The group of eight student protestors only recently have begun to receive credit for the school’s greater inclusiveness, as well as the influence their actions had on universities around the country. As they should.”

    Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and former publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, says, “Over eight days, eight students sparked change that defined their lives, changed an institution and fueled a movement that continues today.”


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    The authors will donate their share of the proceeds from the sale of the book to support study, research, and celebration of Black history and culture at Swarthmore, and to support the Swarthmore Black Alumni Network Endowment Fund (SBAN). The SBAN Endowment will support student internships in collaboration with the Eugene Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility.

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  • Digital Artists David Fleshman participate at Spectrum Miami Art Fair

    Golden Irish Claddagh by David Fleshman on exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth #503

    Golden Irish Claddagh by David Fleshman on exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth #503

    Spinning Flower by David Fleshman on exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth #503

    Spinning Flower by David Fleshman on exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth #503

    ArtTour International Magazine brings Digital Artist David Fleshman to Spectrum Miami alongside other internationally recognized artists to Booth #503

    My artistic work has an important place in today's art world by merging both traditional and digital artwork in one cohesive style”
    — David Fleshman

    MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA, December 2, 2021 / -- The art world comes to Miami this week, and Spectrum Miami shines a light on the most relevant art in the world, with both international and local artists gracing its gallery walls. Spectrum features David Fleshman from the USA with his mesmerizing artworks at the ArtTour International Magazine's Booth. In addition, ArtTour International Magazine brings David Fleshman to Spectrum Miami alongside other internationally recognized artists.

    David Fleshman is an emerging digital artist known for his photo-realistic paintings, and digital prints include current works that focus on pattern, geometry, and mathematical theories. He has his own space that will allow him to present his best digital artwork alongside new original works that he's been created.

    The two media styles he chose to work in are oil painting and digital artist. Each painting canvas that I make measures between 16′′ x 20′′ to 20′′ x 20′′. David Fleshman used oil paints along with digital designs to create his artwork. While working in digital media, he used his DSLR Canon camera to take various photographs. Then, he uploads his images to the computer and uses the special programs of Adobe Photoshop to touch up the photos. For his posters, he uses Adobe Photoshop brushes and typography to create them, like his "Expose Exhibition" and "Wishes" poster artwork.

    ArtTour International Magazine announced its participation at Spectrum Miami Art Fair with a display of 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.

    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 in 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. We're excited to bring Digital Artist David Fleshman to our booth. "Concluded Puello.

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

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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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    Reedsy Discovery says, An intriguing mystery with laugh-out-loud banter

    Reedsy Discovery recommends REAL ESTATE, DATING, AND DEATH to all mystery readers.

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 1, 2021 / -- Ms. Addison’s second novel in the Vivianne Murphy Mystery Series, Real Estate, Dating, and Death, receives another spectacular review from Reedsy Discovery.
    Reedsy Discovery states Real Estate, Dating, and Death’s readers will ‘laugh out loud’ and be intrigued by the mystery that develops in this second, engaging novel in the series. Calling the dialogue between the main characters ‘sparkling banter’ and ‘comedic gold’, the reviewer claimed to be in stitches reading the story.
    The reviewer goes further to say the mystery will also shock and surprise readers by what unfolds in this second novel. With a plot line that includes a dead bride in the brokerage, a homeless family living in a vacant real estate listing, to a burgeoning romance with a millionaire client and questionable dalliances, the twists and turns will not disappoint the reader. Reedsy Discovery concludes this review by stating readers will say ‘I didn’t see that coming’ at the final turn of events. Reedsy Discovery recommends Real Estate, Dating, and Death to readers of mysteries, those who love a character driven story, as well as readers who have an interest in stories about a sleuth involved in real estate.

    The full Reedsy Discovery review can be read at:
    Real Estate, Dating, and Death is the second book in the Vivianne Murphy Mystery Series following Real Estate, Murder, and Mayhem which introduced readers to the relationships and antics of Vivianne and Venice as they try to navigate the often-colliding worlds of real estate and crime. Ms. Addison’s yet unnamed third novel in the series will be published Spring 2022.

    Real Estate, Dating, and Death and Real Estate, Murder, and Mayhem can each be purchased in paperback or kindle edition at Amazon US and Amazon UK.
    Ashley Addison is a New Yorker, who moved to the Pacific Northwest many years ago. Recently retired as a real estate broker, she now pursues writing her Vivianne Murphy mysteries series, full time.

    A novice baker, she loves cooking and entertaining and is an avid reader.
    She lives with her terrier mix rescue dog, whose picture graces the back of her books. Her cat declined to be photographed.

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  • FrontGate Media Shares 2022 Social Media Trends to Engage the Christian Audience in the New Year

    FrontGate Media: Your Gateway to the Christian Audience

    ORANGE COUNTY, CA, UNITED STATES, December 1, 2021 / -- FRONTGATE MEDIA, one of the world’s leading Christian marketing agencies, provides helpful tips and valuable insights for Christian product and cause marketers seeking to expand their reach on social media platforms.

    Most recently, FrontGate Media released an in-depth article highlighting the most popular social media and video sharing platforms and how to use each to its fullest potential. “Social media platforms continue to evolve and enable Christian marketers to reach and engage their target audience in new, exciting ways,” shares Scott A. Shuford, Chief Engagement Officer of FrontGate Media. “While there are multiple platforms available, it’s best for most marketers to focus on one or two and show up excellently than to do more and just be ok at them.”

    In 2022, Lead Gen will be the priority to build your following, then creating an excellent content strategy that will build relationships and lead people to take action through post boosting will be of primary importance. Advertising and marketing through the social platforms will continue their evolution to be more relational than transactional.

    FrontGate Media’s latest article details how to best use the top 7 platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and TikTok.

    Facebook is the largest social media platform with 2.89 billion active monthly users worldwide and though it has a reputation for censorship and discrimination in Christian circles, it still offers an excellent opportunity to engage new audiences using the platform’s ad system for advertisements and promotions. YouTube is the second-largest social media platform with just over 2.1 billion active monthly users worldwide. As video continues to increase in popularity, video-sharing social platforms like YouTube will become even more valuable for faith-based marketers.

    “One of the biggest trends we’ve seen in the social space is platforms rapidly expanding their video capabilities,” Shuford explains. “Video sharing will only continue to grow in importance as videos deeply expand the communication connection between individuals, ministries, organizations and their audiences.”

    Other social media trends to look out for in 2022 include a focus on community building, authenticity, social influencers, short-form video content, and emerging features on various platforms.

    Celebrating 20 years this year, FrontGate Media has specialized in reaching the Faith and Family audience using various marketing strategies, including social marketing. The full-service agency helps faith-based organizations, companies, and individuals increase awareness, engagement, and sales or donations for their brand by creating social content and advertising campaigns. You can read FrontGate Media’s complete guide to social marketing in 2022 at

    About FrontGate Media

    Award-winning FrontGate Media is the leading marketing agency and media group specializing in the faith and family audience. With a 20-year track record of success, the firm serves as “Your Gateway to the Christian Audience.” FrontGate’s full-service agency and media group has been trusted with over 5,000 campaigns, providing Faith-based market Strategy Development, Public Relations, Social Media & Marketing, and Media Buying. FrontGate’s own Digital Network also provides reach to 10 Million UMV, 20 Million Email Subscribers, and Millions more Social Followers each month. Founded in 2001, FrontGate has repeatedly been honored in the Internet Advertising Competition and the WebAwards. The company plays a key role in the success of for-profit and non-profit organizations seeking faith-based and family-friendly audiences.


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