Introducing Sharon A. Burstein, author of Life Snacks for Women

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Sharon A. Burstein is highly successful and one of America’s most respected speakers. An owner of several businesses, sought-out speaker, author, trainer, parent and educator, she has made meaningful differences in hundreds of thousands of people’s lives. Sharon inspires people of all ages, building their confidence to achieve more success in life. For more than 25 years, Sharon has worked globally with diverse industries, associations, universities and businesses. She has received numerous awards for her career achievements and leadership. Sharon has authored numerous articles spanning diverse subjects and the award winning books Life Snacks-50 Tasty Motivational Messages and What’s Your Leadership Image.

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Tips to Ignite Your Spirit and Inspire Your Life. Create a Life of Excellence. Inspiring Women of All Ages! Life Snacks for Women inspires readers of all ages to look at life in diverse ways from different points of view. As women each of us is unique with none of us the same. The words, tips and messages presented throughout the book are uplifting, make you pause, think, reflect and take action. Each healthy bite-sized tidbit gives your life a boost. While Life Snacks for Women can be read in one sitting, to absorb maximum impact, portion them out savor each and slowly digest. You will find it irresistible to read just one! “If you want to create a life of excellence with lasting impressions, you need to read Sharon’s book, inspired and motivating. Her tips and strategies are life-changing … it’s a must read!” Forbes Riley, TV Host International Icon “Life Snacks For Women, another brilliant book of inspiration, motivation and information by Sharon Burstein. These powerful little bite-sized tidbits are perfect for women of all ages navigating the world for every aspect of their life. A must read.” Lynette Louise, International Award-Winning Speaker & Author Brain and Behavior Expert, The Brain Broad “When you open “Life Snacks” you are on your way to a life feast of your own road map to live your best life. The even better news is the fact that these delicacies are for every age and even invites shared reading out loud. Sharon Burstein bursts with lovely thoughts and words-all pouring forth to make your life journey ever more lovely.” Bob Danzig, Former President of Hearst Newspapers Former Publisher Albany Times Union, Author, Hall Fame Speaker “If you’re ready to achieve more success and happiness, then follow the simple strategies in this brilliant book by my friend Sharon Burstein! Her wisdom is life-changing!” James Malinchak, Featured on ABCs Hit TV Show, “Secret Millionaire” Author, Millionaire Success Secrets, The World’s #1 Big Money Speaker® Trainer & Coach Founder, www.BigMoneySpeaker.com

Introducing James M. Essig, author of Call Of The Cosmic Wild Volume 1

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James Essig has received a B.S. Degree in Physics from George Mason University. He previously worked as an independent inventor and has obtained numerous U.S. Patents along with his co-inventor and brother John. James enjoys hiking, nature, and reading on a wide variety of topics including physics, cosmology, space travel technologies, and the theology of the human soul. James is also a member of the Knights Of Columbus.

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Humanity’s Cosmic Calling. This book includes a relatively easy mathematical and visionary treatment of the subject of interstellar travel. The methods of interstellar travel covered include mainly relativistic rockets. The subject of astrodynamic shielding and drag reduction at velocities close to the speed of light is also covered. This is the first book of several planned by the author on the subject of relativistic rockets.

Introducing Jack Dison, author of Overdose: Letters From Dad

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Jack Dison experienced, in a close and personal way, what is involved in parenting an addicted and often troubled son. He is a retired sociologist/criminologist, whose academic career focused, in part, on various social problems, including substance abuse and related issues. He now spends a lot of his time working with prison inmates and their victims. After living and working in California for a number of years, he recently moved to Texas, where he grew up as a child.

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Letters to James After His Death by Opioid Overdose. After struggling with substance abuse for many years, James died of heroin overdose at the age of thirty-four. The year before his death he turned to a new and ‘clean’ life path in ways his family and friends had never seen. Nevertheless, in a few short weeks he relapsed and eventually overdosed and died. His death was a huge shock to those who loved him. Some months after James’ death, his dad, Jack, started writing a few letters to James as a way to reach out to him across the emptiness and loss that his death brought. The letters became a way for Jack to remember and reflect on their father and son relationship and the many ways their life paths had crossed, particularly in times of addiction. The writing continued until what had been a few letters became a large stack, which became the basis of this book. Among other things, the letters provided a medium for Jack to address his grief and to move toward healing. Most importantly, they created a means for after-death contact, including a way to affirm and express the love that they shared.

Introducing Collette Jackson-Fink, author of Sons of Twilight

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Collette Jackson-Fink has been writing since she was 13 years old. A Persian Gulf veteran, Collette works as a respiratory therapist at a trauma center in her home state of Iowa with her husband, Ron. Sons of Twilight is the second novel of a trilogy.

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Indulge Yourself in the Fantasy. It began with the debut of Daughters of Twilight, when a mysterious object came out of the ground in a small Midwestern city, throwing the residents’ lives into chaos. Soldiers, local law enforcement, and government scientists were soon deployed to the site. Amidst the confusion and terror, a romance began between one of the soldiers and one of the supernatural beings who used the mysterious object as a doorway to the human world-and the result is a fast-paced tale of an unlikely love between a man of earth and a war angel. The trilogy continues in Sons of Twilight, with gripping suspense and unexpected twists and turns that do not allow a moment’s rest. This gripping, hardcore fantasy promises to engross readers to the last page…and beyond!

Introducing Leroy Lakey, author of …What You Heard Is Not What I Meant!

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Leroy Lakey is from Indiana with a background in Quantum physics and science and engineering. He has a strong desire to study and understand Biblical scripture.

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There is an old quotation which has been attributed to Alan Greenspan that says “I know that you believe that you think you understand what you thought you heard me say, but what you don’t realize is that what you heard is not what I meant.” In trying to understand the Bible, people think of this quote and wonder “What is God trying to say?” People who read the Bible have many questions and can interpret verses many different ways. All of us tend to just accept someone else’s answers about the scriptures without giving it much thought. How do we answer the problem of creation? The “sermon on the mount” and the “prodigal son” parable have more to say to me than just a list of blessings and a story about a child gone astray. In this book, Lakey shares his insights and hopes that within these pages that you are given some thoughts that you have not considered before and will get interested in finding your own answers.

Introducing Bob Kamm, author of Gazing: More Poems and Musings

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Bob Kamm was born in New York City in 1947 and raised in the New Jersey suburbs. His unusually broad life experience has run from dropping out of high school at age fifteen to consulting Fortune 500 companies on leadership and strategy by age fifty. But being the son of two writers, his first love was always language. That devotion and his experiential wisdom are fully reflected in the five sections of this collection – Love, Family, Childhood, The World and Songbook. This is his third collection of poetry and fifth book. He lives with his beloved Andrea – wife, lover, best friend and constant inspiration – on California’s Central Coast.

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Lyric poetry, accessible to the general public, is alive and well in the hands of Bob Kamm. “Gazing is an authentic celebration of relationships – lovers, siblings, parents, grandchildren and great grandchildren, friends, strangers, and our relationship to the world. But there is something deeply personal that glimmers through while reading Bob Kamm’s work in particular…and ‘reading’ is not the right word. It’s more like meditating on, tasting, embracing.” -Harville Hendrix, PhD & Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, Co-founders of Imago Relationship Therapy, authors of Getting the Love You Want and many other books. “Bob Kamm makes the mundane profound and the profound accessible. He isn’t writing for academics. He’s writing for YOU. So turn off your phone and TV, find a quiet place and be transported deeper into your own life and feelings courtesy of this rare poet.” -Barry Bernfeld, PhD

Introducing William Isadore Shines, author of 2nd Chance Coming Home

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William Isadore Shines grew up in Macon, Georgia. He attended Ballard Hudson High School for three years. His senior year he transferred to Lanier High School as one of the pioneering black students who integrated the Macon – Bibb County school system in 1964. He graduated from Tuskegee University in 1969 and also received an Army Commission as a Second Lieutenant in Field Artillery. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his service in Vietnam. In 1973 he received an MBA degree from Clark Atlanta University. He is also a member of the American Legion Post 51 in College Park, Georgia. He currently lives in East Point, Georgia, with his wife, Margie.

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Timothy Lawson is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran who returns home with high expectations for a new lease on life. His physical wounds have healed, but coming from the jungles of Vietnam to the crime and drugs on the streets of his bustling city make for a difficult transition. Remnants of the war remain in Tim’s head, his dreams, and his emotions, and he experiences disappointment, tragedy, and trouble with the law. However, a smart young lawyer and a benevolent judge provide this young man a path to redemption-and a second chance.