Introducing Eric S. Robbins, author of Please Pay Attention

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My goal is to inspire young children while teaching the importance of paying attention at all times.

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Please Pay Attention At All Times! Do you pay attention to your surroundings? If not, it is very important that you do so. Billy, Jimmy and Malcolm didn’t pay attention nor listened to instructions very well. They should be aware of the recycle truck and all of the dangers of their surroundings. Their lack of attention taught them the importance of paying attention to their surroundings at all times. Would a lack of attention cause them a ride to the recycling bin?

Introducing Joseph Battaglia, author of The Power of You: Different, Smarter and Better – The Insurance Agents Guide to Success

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Joseph Battaglia is an accomplished speaker and resource to countless agents across the country. He has mentored and trained agents to become top performers in the Insurance industry. He brings a true hands-on approach from the 20 years he has been in this field. Because of his expertise in building one of the largest insurance organizations in the Northeast, insurance agents regard his in-depth knowledge and experience to propel their careers in the lucrative Insurance industry. In addition to helping agents, he has lectured before thousands of people in various capacities. His lifetime pursuit to helping insurance agents prosper is why agents utilize his Principles of Success. He invites you to propel your career.

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Insurance is BIG business if you position yourself for success. DIFFERENT – Stand out from the crowd. SMARTER – Know your products like no one else. BETTER – Be on Top of your game. “A true roadmap to success in the insurance industry. Why struggle when you can thrive!” -Yolanda Candelaria. “It is quite clear that he is a leader and one to follow. He has excelled to be at the top of his game. This book will motivate and educate you for financial independence.” -Robert Rothschild. “A compelling story of how someone can succeed if they have a plan. How he made it will inspire you.” -Gail Siemer

Introducing Cary Silverstein, author of The Mayor of Jackson Heights: Growing Up Jewish in New York in the 1950s

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Cary Silverstein, the future Mayor of Jackson Heights, was born in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, in 1944. After a fire damaged their home when he was two, his family moved to Jackson Heights, New York. Cary is a product of the New York City Public School System. He graduated CUNY Queens College in 1967 and received MBAs in both Marketing and Organizational Behavior from the Arthur T. Roth School of Business at Long Island University in 1971. In 1978, he moved his family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to further his career in retail management with Gimbels Midwest. Cary served as a Senior Vice President at JH Collectibles, a women’s sportswear manufacturer, from 1986 to 1997. For more than thirty years he facilitated graduate classes at three Wisconsin universities.

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Welcome to Jackson Heights! This diverse neighborhood in the shadow of LaGuardia Airport was once called “Manhattan’s Bedroom.” Famous comedians, actors, physicians, scientists, and business leaders called it home, playing stickball in its streets and handball in its schoolyards. The roster of alumni is impressive; it includes comedians John Leguizamo and Don Rickles, NASA scientist Dr. Willey Ley, shock jock Howard Stern, actor Mercedes Ruehl, rock musician Gene Simmons of KISS – and me, Cary Silverstein! Join me as I share stories of my youth, my family, and of why growing up in Jackson Heights had such a profound impact on my life and the lives of others.

Introducing Ronald J. Wichers, author of Love Beneath the Mighty Dome, Volume II

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Ronald J. Wichers was born in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York in 1947. He attended Catholic School until 1965, studied History and Literature at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas until being drafted into the United States Army in 1970. He was assigned to a rifle company in the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam and, after sustaining severe wounds, including the loss of his left arm, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism and the Bronze Star Medal. He later studied theology full time, at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley California as well as two diocesan seminaries. He has published several short stories about the Vietnam war.

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This second volume of the trilogy, Love Beneath the Mighty Dome, continues with the accounts of several Catholic Faithful: Father Manny Moriss, the reclusive and ever faithful traditionalist. Manny’s friend, from their days at Saint Simeon the Stylite Seminary, Father Louis Poustello, a self-willed renegade. Father Al Dible, a staunchly faithful gay man, tortured by his unwavering but self-destructive love for an institution that condemns the most intimate aspect of his being. The return of one, Tarkington Spilburn, a sick, soul-less, demented fiend and priest-everlasting, in the order of Melchizedek. Patricia Healy, the enthused young woman who would be ordained but for her sex. Monsignor McNeery, the foreign-born Irishman, backbone of the Church in America and champion of the poor.

Introducing Francis Ivey, author of Black Bison: Alaska Animal Tails

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I was working the western edge of Fort Greely for two summers when I met this Buffalo Herd. The Matriarch of the Herd took to me, so the rest of the Herd did too. Once in the morning and once in the evening they would graze through my work area, about seventy Bison on all sides. The younger bulls looked like they wanted to play, but they were too big for playmates.

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This story is about a Bison Herd that lives between the Tanana and Wood Rivers, which drain north into the Yukon River. The main character is a Black Bison bull named Carl, which his friends call him Lucky. Carl receives the name Lucky from a Prairie Dog called Cat, when Cat helped Lucky after a battle with a Denali Wolf Pack. Then Willy the Coyote helps Carl in rescuing his family from a ranch in Delta Jct. Then the three have a meeting with the ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man’ at his home in Red Ridge.

Introducing David A. Yeats, author of A Universe Full of Magical Things: A Cosmic View Beyond the Myths of Religion and Scientific Materialism

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David A. Yeats is author of the book Co-Creating a Brilliant Relationship: A Journey of Deepening Connection, Meaning, and Joy, which explores one’s relationship with self, partner, and the world-at-large. The last chapter, “Co-Creating a Brilliant Relationship with All That Is,” turned out to be a catalyst for this book. David is an armchair theoretician who was disturbed by the apparent flaws and falsehood of the “standard model” of science and the premise of the primacy of matter, which dismisses the very notion of consciousness-and which, he found, is the true first cause of our existence. David lives and works in Boulder Colorado. Along with working with his psychotherapy clients and spending time with his family, he has spent the last five years researching and writing this book.

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Our Universe is Living, Conscious, and Brimming with Intelligent Emergence! Traditional science holds that everything that exists starts with matter, but this undocumented belief must be false, according to Quantum Mechanics. It has to be! QM demonstrates that: There is no such thing as matter or space or time; A conscious observer is a necessary condition for anything to exist; There is only subjectivity without any objective truth; The world we experience, therefore, must be an illusion, like a holodeck program or a virtual game. And no one disputes the conclusions of this mysterious science—Quantum Mechanics underlies all of reality. This virtual experience we are having is nevertheless alive and conscious and deliberately makes choices. Life has always been latent in the universe; every species is aware, intelligent, and chooses; and existence—according to spiritual and scientific conclusions alike—is one unified evolving and emerging intelligent being, purposefully partnering with the universe in influencing what it is to become. Sound strange? What is far stranger is the materialist notion that existence burst forth out of absolutely nothing! That’s why this book “matters.” The life we live is not based in some mindless and mechanical machine. The life we live is filled with purpose and meaning, and we humans have work to do to bring our world along. Join in on this astonishing unfolding journey which we participate in fashioning: The Greatest Story Ever Told!

Introducing Warren Tindall, author of The War Is Over Captain

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Warren Tindall is a retired teacher. He lives and writes on the lost Coast of Northern California, which is six hours north of San Francisco. His home is in a little valley surrounded by redwood trees with a salmon spawning creek in the backyard. Adventure writing for him is a recreational activity.

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The War Is Over Captain is set in the Post Napoleonic war era. Readers will appreciate the authentic depiction of this historical era. Scottish professional soldier Captain Hugh M’Glemere of the disbanded King’s 577th Foote Regiment is unemployed and facing poverty. Almost by accident, he rescues from a mob what he perceives to be a simple “Jew peddler.” Actually, Solomon Woolsey is a wealthy Jewish coal merchant and ship owner. A matchmaker has found a bride for Solomon’s oldest son, Itzac, in a Jewish village near Solomon’s old home in Russia. Hugh is employed to escort a family member on a voyage to bring the bride to Edinburgh. When it’s revealed the local Baron’s mercenary Cossacks are terrorizing the village, Hugh insists on being accompanied by a squad of his also unemployed noncommissioned officers. They take passage through the Baltic to Riga aboard two of Solomon’s small Collier brigs. A proxy marriage is performed at the village. The celebration is crashed by drunken Cossacks not realizing they are attacking a detachment of veteran Scottish Redcoats. Fun and games turn deadly to the horror of the village elders. To escape certain retribution, the villagers flee to Solomon’s ships with Hugh’s promise to transport them to Jerusalem and their Promised Land. The story chronicles the voyage of the bride to her husband in Edinburgh and the eventual delivery of the villagers to their Ottoman controlled Promised Land by way of Scotland and the pirate infested Mediterranean. In the process, soldier Hugh M’Glemere becomes a sea captain in command of his own ship.

Introducing Craig N. Willis, author of The Deadly Mondaine

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Debut novelist, Craig N. Willis, after a multiple-decade career as a practicing transactional attorney, has committed to writing his first book, in a genre beloved to him, mystery. Craig lives in Iowa City, Iowa, with his spouse and law partner, Nancy B. Willis.

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Think About It This Way. In The Deadly Mondaine, the life of Hattie Rosales is tracked from her origin in Post-World War II, working class, southside Chicago, through her early career at Marshall Fields’, through her partnership with crack shot, philosophy and psychology reading, Ukrainian food aficionado, Ludmilla “Milly” Netsurov in a business which appears to be a Tupperware distributorship, but is in reality, well, something completely different, and continuing with her rapid relocation from the Chicago area to Gethsemane Illinois. In the course of the book, Hattie revisits her successes and failures, and addresses the mystery of Milly’s death. Back in the present, the deaths at Shady Rest have excited the attention of the Chief of Police, LaTasha Cranton, Chicago Police Department veteran who has been hired by Gethsemane to proactively prevent a Ferguson, Missouri incident. Chief Cranton intuitively gets a sense of Hattie’s past and present. The central mystery in the book is the shotgun slaying of a local mogul at his faux French Chateau in suburban Gethsemane. Hattie and Latasha wind up cooperating on the investigation of the case, leading to the result of Hattie being, at the same time, an investigator and a suspect in the different mysteries that weave through the story. Throughout the book, Hattie is driven by the need to reveal to her now-successful daughter, Ines, the details of Hattie’s professional life, and how those details enabled Ines’ career.

Introducing Harold Cohn, author of The Lost Dutchmen Mine and the Peg Leg Pete Mine

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Harold Cohn is a Disabled Vietnam Vet (U.S.S. Harnett County, LST 821. Mekong Delta, 1967-1968). In addition, I am a retired Park Ranger (31 years of service) from the County of San Diego (California).

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While I was working as a Park Ranger at El Monte Park, Lakeside, California, I wrote a book titled: “The El Monte Park History” (12 pages/13 months of research and writing). Years later, the forgoing book became basis of a museum Artist/Muralist Mona Mills and I created at El Monte Park in an abandoned pump house building (8’x16″ [World’s smallest museum?]) named the “El Monte Oaks Museum.” The interior walls of the museum’s wall were painted with murals, based on “The El Monte Park History” by Mona Mills, Artist Muralist that depicted the park’s history when it was an ancient Native American campground to the current day.

Introducing Stephen A. Vigiano, author of Enrich Your Life and the World with the Game of Golf: Every day is an opportunity to change the world

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Stephen A Vigiano, PGA Master Professional, was born and raised in Long Island, New York. At the age of 18, he pursued a career in acting in Los Angeles, California, where he studied the art of acting for over ten years with some mild success. In the mid-eighties he fell into the game of golf, which changed his life forever. His professional resume is highlighted by the prestigious Master Professional Certification, as well as certifications in all five areas of advanced education in the PGA of America. Stephen was featured in PGA Magazine’s “Lessons in Humanity” for charitable contributions of his time and energy. Over the last 28 years, he has given over 15,000 golf lessons of which many were free of charge, golf has allowed him to pass along many of the life lessons he learned from the game of golf.

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Inspiration comes in many forms. If you picked up this book, there’s a good chance you enjoy a relaxing day out on the golf course. If so, then this book is certainly for you. For those who have not yet discovered the joys of golf, Enrich Your Life and the World with the Game of Golf offers so much more than the title implies. Along with exploring the many parallels between golf and life, this book also shows how golf can provide the blueprint for a more fulfilling existence. Stephen A Vigiano a PGA Master Professional, reveals how his passion for the sport provided him with a foundation for a meaningful life-one he hopes to pass down to future generations. His inspirational book not only encourages this new generation to take up the game of golf but to follow their passions and pursue their purpose in life.