Introducing Kathryn J. Kappler, author of My Own Pioneers 1830-1918

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Kathryn J. Kappler was born in Fort Worth, Texas, but spent her childhood and young adulthood outside the United States, in Newfoundland, France and Spain, because of her upbringing in a military family. She is a former Regent Scholar of the University of California, and graduated Magna cum Laude from UCLA with a degree in Economics. She subsequently earned an MBA with honors at University of Southern California. Throughout her life, Kathryn has sustained an ardent interest in history. The author’s family has been associated with Native Americans for several generations. She has lived and traveled extensively on Indian reservations of the Southwest while researching early Native American silver jewelry. She has spent many years working with troubled horses.

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The three volumes of My Own Pioneers together tell a remarkable story of the desperate pioneer struggles of four generations of the author’s family. Although the memorable historical journey begins seven generations ago, these three volumes of stories focus on four important pioneer generation. They are the culmination of fifteen years of painstaking research as the author carefully reconstructs her family’s pioneer struggles from before 1830 to 1918 using information from family records, journals, memoirs, histories and letters, supplemented by accounts from their pioneer companions, and by Church and other official records. Volume I tells about the author’s once prosperous pioneer families survived the French and Indian War and the War of 1812, then eventually relocated to join the newly founded Mormon Church. The stories tell how the pressure of mobs and mob wars eventually forced these families to abandon everything as they were driven from place to place, until they found themselves exiled on the western-most border of the United States—at the Missouri River—looking toward the wild and hostile West as their only refuge. Stories describe how dozens of family members were among the Mormon refugees who died by the hundreds at the Missouri River, of illness, starvation and exposure. Yet family members had managed to journey among Indians on the frontier to preach, and had sailed through nearly catastrophic ocean storms to preach in England. And despite much sorrow and hardship, this volume relates how five family members left their loved ones behind at the sickly Missouri River in order to march down the Old Santa Fe Trail in the U.S. Army’s Mormon Battalion to prove their loyalty to the government by helping to fight a war with Mexico.

Introducing Sunny Klein Lurie, Ph.D., author of Jolt Your Career From Here to There

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Sunny Klein Lurie, Ph.D., founder and CEO of FAST FOCUS CAREERS, boasts a rich background in organizational development and career management consulting. Working with Key Bank and private clients for two decades, Lurie’s proven techniques and breakthrough approaches help individuals make the right choice for the right career. She’s served on numerous boards, including the American Society for Training and Development and National Association of Women Business Owners. A prominent speaker, Lurie publishes broadly in business journals. The drive to create Fast Focus Careers was sparked by pure panic from Lurie’s early uncertainty about her own career direction. Lurie’s web-workshop series, Jolt Your Career LIVE, is based on vital lessons from clients, her doctoral research and her own experience going through corporate mergers.

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“Sunny Lurie’s knock-out book is a must read for those wanting to take charge and gain clarity in building a new, satisfying, fulfilling work life … and because career change has become a survival skill, we need new rules and fresh ideas!” – Emily Webster Love, Journalist/ former Copy Editor, USA Today. Sunny K. Lurie, PhD: “It’s your career — by decision or collision. Either you make a decision to plan for a career change or put it off and risk a collision … via merger, downsizing, or termination!” More than ever, in today’s marketplace, change closes doors as companies and jobs come and go or careers simply end. When it’s time to determine the next right career, we can either make a decision to open a new door or potentially fall victim to a career collision. But opening a new door won’t happen by itself or with outdated job-seeking tactics. New opportunities rely on today’s powerful career-change approaches. And this is the “Jolt” Sunny Lurie delivers in her high-octane, 8-step strategy that provides the best chance to meet new career expectations. “Jolt Your Career” reduces your fear of the unknown, identifies strengths and shifts mindset. Lurie’s “Jolt” widens possibilities and eases navigation through an unfamiliar marketplace to an ever-fulfilling career change. Readers will enhance self-confidence, acquiring the latest and most commanding resume tools, social media approaches and high-impact interviewing methods. “Jolt” is a life-changing encounter with yourself!

Introducing James D. Fox, author of On A Day Without Warning

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James D. Fox brings us his first novel with “On A Day Without Warning.” Jim is a former stockbroker and bond trader. He is a 1971 Liberal Arts graduate of Brooklyn College (CUNY) where he majored in both Economics and Political Science. He also holds an MBA from New York University (1974). As an ongoing student of history and literature, Jim believes a well-crafted work can bring more than just entertainment to his audience. In this work of historical fiction, Jim shows his belief that goodness can evolve from the difficult dilemmas that we currently face. Both he and his wife, Melissa, live with their three dogs in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona.

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David Sternlight is a Wall Street executive, whose career is on the ropes despite numerous contributions to his former firm, Dean, Adams & Company. Now semi-retired, David stays active trading the markets; but has many internal battles raging under a calm exterior. His wife Eva is one of his few sources of comfort. After a celebratory party for the promotion of his ex-boss, Jack Howell, David is aggressively recruited to join a secretive government agency led by a shadowy figure named John McCabe. The reason is McCabe’s belief that certain predictive applications of Sternlight’s financial software, Excalibur, can be adapted to the war on terror. Without much choice, Sternlight agrees and sees an opportunity to do good things while also fighting the severe mental depression he suffers since the death of his son, Andy, in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Meanwhile in Iraq, a young Muslim boy, Hassan al Hassan, tips off American soldiers as to the location of their kidnapped squad member, who is saved at the last minute, from beheading. As the boy grows older, his peaceful interpretation of Islam gives him many followers and he becomes a young Imam known as “The Boy Prophet.” However, militant supporters of Jihad continue in the world and Sternlight comes to grips with his strengths and weaknesses; and the realization that more battles will still follow.

Introducing D.J. Jackson, author of The Crystal Realm

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D.J. Jackson is a chef, comic book artist, fantasy writer and part time DJ. All his life he has had a fixation for the strange and the unknown. He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He now resides in North Carolina.

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The Crystal Realm, the spiritual realm that holds and binds all universes together by spiritual thought. It is a place of peace, happiness and nirvana. Coordoon, once a being of light, now an entity of darkness, will stop at nothing in his quest to rule the Crystal Realm. Four young sorcerers, Taigron, Lavana, Visionary and Solstice are on a divine mission to stop Coordoon. They must reach Mount Amenti before the closing of the Harmonic Convergence. Will the Crystal Realm be a realm of light or a realm of darkness? Read on only if you have an open mind and believe in the unknown. I….DARE….YOU.

Introducing Carolyn Young, author of The Six of Me

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As a child of only 8 years of age, Carolyn Young’s life was saved by the gift of fragmenting her psyche. But living with DID as an adult, her life was shattered, dysfunctional, and chaotic. Through the anguish experienced during therapy, she diligently worked to overcome and she have since integrated leaving her whole and living a life she never thought possible.

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Dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder, is one of the most widely misunderstood psychological conditions. Many people are not comfortable with the concept of DID due to their fear and mis-perceptions. However, the exquisite and complex psychological and emotional mechanisms at work in dissociative identity disorder provide life-saving safety to trauma victims. In The Six of Me, Carolyn Young explores ideas and feelings about DID, bringing an informed first-hand perspective to this misunderstood and controversial diagnosis. If you have never been introduced to the idea of DID, this book will open your mind and heart. A beautiful and important book for all readers, The Six of Me opens a window into a unique and beautiful form of self-preservation in extreme circumstances. Visit the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation website, www.isst-d.org for further information about Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Introducing George Leone, author of Spirit of the King

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George Leone combines his knowledge of military history with the historical foundation of the legend of King Arthur, painting a picture of life in the classical world as it existed in fifth-century Briton during the decline of the Roman Empire-the time and place of King Arthur. George lives in Centennial, Colorado, where he studies independent film making.

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Briton is hard pressed by the Saxons and divided against itself as warring factions contend for the scraps of the prosperity and order that was the Roman Empire. A Romano-British chieftain named Riothamus, also known as Arthur, pushes against the Saxon tide and strives to hold the island together to reclaim the former glory of the Roman influence. He leads his band of warriors to rekindle the spirit of the people. Along the way and under unusual circumstances, he obtains Excalibur-a sword purported to have mystical abilities. Lancelot, a gladiator seeking his own place in the world, teaches Arthur’s men the art of horse archery, making them almost invincible to the tribes against which they fight. His sister, Morgana, convinces him to lead his army to Europe, where he fights on behalf of one of the last Roman emperors. As the Britons fall one by one, King Arthur is determined that this battle will have an ending worthy of song. Spirit of the King is a tapestry of medieval European history, with richly drawn characters, epic battles, and authentic detail. Take a step back in time and lose yourself in this sweeping tale-a story that brings an ancient era back to vivid, bright life.

Introducing Jerry Morrow, author of It Was Just A Dream But It Seemed So Real

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Jerry Morrow acknowledges, with sincere thanks and my appreciation to the person who helped me with this book, which is Dalia Hodge, and to my precious family who keep me going down that straight road, and provide a lot of love and fun in my life. They give me hope and told me to always be honest, and always do the right thing, and just do my best in whatever I do in life.

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Dream is successions of images, ideas, emotions and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not yet understood, though they have been a topic of speculation and interest throughout recorded history. The scientific study of dreams is known as sleep; psychologically as reflections of the subconscious; and spiritually as messages from God.. I been told that during the night there may be many external stimuli bombarding the senses, but the brain often interprets the stimulus and makes it a part of a dream in order to ensure continued sleep. Dream incorporation is a phenomenon whereby an actual sensation, such as environmental sounds, are incorporated into dreams, such as hearing a phone ringing in a dream while it is ringing in reality or dreaming you are having sex. The mind can, however, awaken an individual if they are in danger or if trained to respond to certain sounds, such as a baby crying. Except in the case of lucid dreaming, people dream without being aware that they are doing so. Some philosophers have concluded that what we think of as the “real world” but still it was just a dream. The significance of dreams has probably been debated since people first developed the ability to communicate. Despite this, there’s still no agreement on why we dream. It’s hard to believe that dreams have no meaning at all, though, especially when it’s so much fun to try to figure out what they’re trying to tell us. Another good thing to try when interpreting dreams is just to trust your instincts! Keep in mind that this is for entertainment purposes and shouldn’t be taken too seriously.