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F. C. Wolf was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from York College CUNY and currently lives just outside of Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Wolf has been teaching for more than thirty-five years and is still a special education teacher with Hanover County Public Schools. She enjoys teaching, reading and traveling. For the past five years she and her dog Sam, have been associated with Intermountain Therapy Dogs Inc., and Sprite’s Hero. Through these programs, they became a certified pet therapy team and also participants with “Paws to R.E.A.D” – Reading Education Assistance Dogs. The R.E.A.D. program works with people of all ages, but especially with children to encourage and develop reading skills. Ms. Wolf and Sam also trained with a canine search and rescue unit for more than a year in rural Virginia. “Sam, Search and Rescue” is a direct result of Ms. Wolf’s passion for teaching, working with children, love of animals, reading and the great outdoors.
When ten-year-old, Petey, disappears on Halloween Eve, Sam and his handler get the call. Sam leads the way to an isolated and hidden cave. Once inside, all communications are cut off. They are all alone in the cave, or are they? Sam senses the danger first and without a moment’s hesitation, springs into action and not a second too soon. Sam is the story of a retired, ten-year-old Search and Rescue dog. As a young pup, Sam was wild and undisciplined. He would escape from his kennel and tear up the neighborhood. He was a free-spirited, country dog, stubborn and with a mind of his own. Sam’s journey from outcast rebel to trusting acceptance and heroism will keep young readers wanting to know what happens next.
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Vince Thurman is a first time author. His forthcoming novel is titled, The Blood Covenant: Secrets. When he’s not writing about vampires, witches, and howlers, he spends time with his wife, Nichole and his kids Amber, Asha, Montressa, and Khadijah and two grand-sons Zykise and Kyrii and nephew, Ja’von.
Sebastian Kane loss his soul many centuries ago, decades later he lost the love of his life. With the rumors of being able to reincarnate her with the all-powerful Book of Spells. Since her demise, Sebastian’s secret is that he’s a vampire, and his only purpose in life is to find the elusive clues to find the Book. On his return to Haven-Crest, from his last venture he meets a very unique young girl named Jenessa Craig, an aspiring senior in high school. As chance would have it, she harbors a secret also, she’s a prophecy, a foretold legend of a powerful dympyre, a vampire/ witch/ and howler, hybrid. But as her sanity becomes questioned so does the people, around her. As shady people with deadly intentions show their hands and more secrets starts to unravel; as the clock ticks in the race against time to find the Book of Spells. The ultimate question is who can you trust?
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For Ricardo U. Murph, writing a book was only a dream until he completed his study with the Wise School of Ministry, Columbus, Ohio, with Dr. C. Dexter Wise III. This book is based on the manuscript he wrote at the conclusion of his coursework, incorporating his passion for Bible study and his love of hymns and gospel music. Ricardo currently serves as a teacher for a Small Group Bible Study and helps to coordinate the other Small Group Bible Studies at Faith Ministries Church. Ricardo has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Spanish from Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio. He is an avid reader and bowler, loves to travel, and participates in different charitable events. Ricardo and his wife have two adult sons.
4 Secrets to Be Free in Christ is a study of salvation based on four simple words—grace, propitiation, justification, and redemption. These four words will show how we have been freed from the wrath of God, the power of sin, and the power of Satan through salvation. This study uses the scriptures to explore each of the words in depth and to explain the various aspects of salvation. With engaging stories and songs to enhance understanding of these powerful terms, 4 Secrets to Be Free in Christ is easy to read and nicely paced. At the end of your reading, you will have a new appreciation of the price Christ paid by giving His life so that we can have eternal life—free from the bondage of sin.
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Yuketha Polk uses writing as a vehicle to reach those who are facing tough situations, and she credits her strength to Christ, who strengthens her daily. Mama, Where Art Thou? is her first novel.
Have you ever wondered why life seems to take away more than it gives? Have you ever felt pushed aside, invisible, lost, or alone? Have you ever lost a loved one and felt as if the grief would go on forever? You are not alone. Mama, Where Art Thou? is the true story of a woman fighting to overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds in her life. As a single young mother whose own mother was shot and killed before her eyes, Yuketha Polk survived by keeping God close and allowing Him to lead her through the many twists and turns she encountered. Eventually, she was able to come out on the other side. Yuketha’s story will encourage those who are suffering to keep pressing forward, to take a closer look at their own issues and perhaps make better choices for their lives. Mama, Where Art Thou? will inspire people from all walks of life and remind us that quitting is not an option, no matter how difficult the struggle.
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Belinda Ellenberger is a retired legal secretary and a part-time photographer who lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, with her husband, Cecil. She is also the author of Cousins.
Chase is determined to be a private investigator, and he’s been practicing his investigative skills on his brother, Chad Michael. Chase knows his brother is up to something, so while Chad Michael is at the dentist one day, Chase coerces his cousin Jacob to help him discover Chad Michael’s secrets. The cousins break into Chad Michael’s room and discover a secret room behind the bookshelves—and that’s where they find a disk hidden in the air conditioner vent. Not knowing what they have found, Chase accidentally presses a symbol that transports the boys into the freezing waters of the Mediterranean Sea—hundreds of years in the past. Follow these two adventurous cousins back in time as they are rescued from the sea by strange-looking men in an odd ship and then thrown into a dark room below deck. Are the men savage barbarians or awesome Viking warriors? And what do they really have planned for the Time Warp Cousins?
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James K. Ocansey, PhD was born in Ghana; raised on Nitriloside-rich cassava; educated in Ghana to BA(Ed); taught in the US for two years in “Reversed Peace Corps” program. Earned double Masters and a Ph.D., Columbia University; taught for 22 years in the NYC Schools, learned about Nutrition and Deficiency diseases. Lives in Yonkers, NY
Dr. Linus Pauling said: “You could trace every disease and every ailment to mineral deficiency”, and that research has shown that cells experience a breakdown that can lead to chronic conditions. Cancer is a chronic metabolic disease resulting from B17 deficiency the same way scurvy and pellagra resulted from deficiencies in Vitamins C and B respectively. In 1952 Dr. Krebs Jr., advanced the theory that as a chronic metabolic disease, cancer was a nutritional deficiency disease that could be controlled by supplementing with Vitamin B17 he refined from amygdalin. Amygdalin was first used in 1834 in France to control cancer in two patients. Dr. Richardson was introduced to Laetrile/B17 and to his amazement, he began to see: “terminal cancer patients abandon their stretchers and wheel chairs and return to normal life of health and vigor.” Dr. Contreras from Mexico was also introduced to Laetrile by a cancer patient from the United States who urged him to treat her with it. He did and she recovered. He went on and used it to save the lives of many American citizens who have been denied that freedom in their own country. Many reputable doctors around the world tested and proved for themselves the superiority of Laetrile. Dr. Hans Nieper from Germany said that Laetrile is far more superior to any other known cancer treatment he had ever found. “In my opinion, it is the only existing possibility for the ultimate control of cancer,” he said.
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Vernell West is an African American who lives with his wife, Wanda in the Pacific Northwest. They have been married nearly 30 years. He and his wife have three adult children. This is Vernell’s first book. He began writing daily as a hobby when his youngest child left home. His inspiration to write usually comes during daily exercise in his attic where he keeps pen and paper at the ready to capture it when it comes.
This book is a smorgasbord of thought-provoking and inspirational tidbits inviting the reader to deeply focus on the good and to reflect it back through daily deeds. It looks at life as a lyrical composition played out in our daily lives through our thoughts, poetry, songs and actions. It is a compilation of who we are, living in a fast-paced world in which our thoughts are not often absorbed, shown or appreciated. This book gives a brief view of what seemingly goes unnoticed, but is in the background of every great human endeavor. It takes you simply to the point with rhythmic, poetic and philosophical narratives. The descriptive view in words is not instructional, but rather inspirational and motivational. No matter the background or culture of the reader, all who read it will find something to hold on to.