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There is nothing like taking a vacation to the nearest beach town for some rest, relaxing, and READING a great book! One of my favorite areas is on the Oregon Coast in a sleepy beach town called Cannon Beach. Well, Seaside and Newport are also fun beach towns but Cannon Beach is a slower less crowded town.
A far cry from where I am living in Arizona! So this Cat wanted to share some amazing Beach Reads that are garnishing some Rave Amazon Reviews. I think they all deserve to be in your beach bag to read while you relax by the shore. And? let’s have some fun as some of these reviews are on beautiful Book Banner! Just mixing things up for summer.
AMAZING BEACH READS on BOOK BANNERS
We Have Thrilling Mystery Reads by Kim Carter!
We Have Romance Drama and Comedy Reads By Rusty Blackwood
Beach Reads That “Tug The Heart” by Joe Siccardi!
MORE COMING SOON and YES, ALL Reviews Are From AMAZON For Each BOOK and can be purchased online!
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Link to Rusty Blackwoods “Take Over” of Coffe Time Romance Blog:
Here is a Little PREVIEW and Hope You Stop By!
Author Rusty Blackwood is Pleased to Be Here Today!
I am so excited to have been invited by Coffee Time Romance to take part in their interesting Blog feature surrounding me and my work, answer your questions – hopefully, you will have lots to inquire about in different areas – and I will be most happy to accommodate you as best I can.
I have loved to write but did not get the chance to seriously do so until 2001, when I threw my hat in the ring and began to write with the intentions of seeing where it might take me. I am not professionally trained in the field, but I have always possessed a natural flair for expressive written word accompanied by an endless imagination to support them. I self-published my first title in 2009, my first poetry collection, titled Feelings: A Rhythmic Journey in Thought. This title – which unfortunately is no longer available – was the first of twelve titles thus far.
I write in four genres, poetry, children’s short stories, adult comedy, and romantic fiction drama – my favorite genre and the one for which I am best known. As you can see in the photo above, I am at a bustling Indigo – in Ancaster, Ontario – signing for my newest romance/drama, The Perils of Autumn, published by Tellwell Talent, a Readers Favorite Books 5-star-award-winning novel, and now a Finalist in this year’s International Book Awards …
So stop by here and read “The Rest of Rusty’s Post” and see all the exciting happenings with the Fabulous Ladies of “Coffee Time Romance and More!”
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I am honored and happy to announce our new author to ‘Cat’s Reading Den and The Lyon Media and Literary Family!’
We welcome New Author, Speaker, and Life Coach, Maureen Scanlon as her new book release titled My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am …has released and she has begun a book signing and speaking tour that has her everywhere and has been busy since the news broke of her book and early readers and reviews are outstanding!
We were introduced by a mutual friend on social media. We had a long chat and it was amazing how many topics we have in common. And yes, Cat kept her on the phone way too long, …LOL, but she will agree I was excited to learn more about her new book, more about her and her amazing Life Coaching business as she lives here in Arizona like I do and some the WHY of Excitement!
Let’s learn more about this new fun and unique motivational book as Cat will start with how it was released to Readers and Media around the country and announced by her publisher …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“New non-fiction book encourages readers to take cues from their pets to find greater peace and balance in their lives.”
Outskirts Press Announces the Release of My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am by Maureen Scanlon
April 12, 2019 – Denver, CO, and Phoenix, AZ – It’s a stressful world out there!
Life coach Maureen Scanlon knows people are struggling…and in her new book, My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am, she encourages them to follow the lead of the sweet, simple animals in their lives who love them unconditionally. The self-help book has been published by Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing, full-service self-publishing and book marketing company.
Most people go through their daily routines oblivious to the beauty of life and others around them—oblivious of the impact they have on the world. And they miss out on so much. Author Maureen Scanlon asks: Why not consider patterning ourselves after our pets? These beautiful furry creatures are fully connected to their highest selves—fully connected to the present moment— while giving unconditional love to those who cherish and care for them. By taking our lead from the animals in our lives, we learn how to live our best and fullest lives as well!
For more information, visit the author’s website at outskirtspress.com/MyDogIsMoreEnlightenedThanIAm.
At 128 pages, My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am is available online through Outskirts Press. It is also sold through Amazon Kindle as e-book and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the non-fiction category.
Genre: SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback and E-book
Paperback Retail: $15.95
About the Author:
Maureen Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching. She is a relationship expert, motivational speaker, positive change integrator and spiritual coach who has successfully helped many people, from experienced professionals to young adults, make positive changes to overcome past experiences and negative thinking. When Maureen is not working to change the world, you can find her at home in Mesa, Arizona, with her husband, Dennis, and her furry babies, Jade and Brodie. She is also the mother of three adult children and grandmother to three grandchildren whom she adores.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at http://www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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NOW ALREADY A READERS FAVORITE and AMAZING BOOK REVIEW and AMAZON READERS TOO …
July 5, 2019 – 5-Stars out of 5
Easy to read …So enlightening. Maureen is a perfect soul who has fed mine… every day!!” Highly Recommended to everyone!
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Maureen and her new book is an Educational Author and participates in the Readers’ Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free.
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Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers’ Favorite:
My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am by Maureen Scanlon is a beautiful self-help book which, as the title suggests, takes its inspiration from man’s best friend. Relax Whenever You Can, Be Spontaneous, Appreciate Our Differences, Take Care of Each Other, Self Care, No Regrets, and Be Curious are especially true and, I presume, all dog owners and lovers will be reminded of their canine friends and can easily relate to these first six chapters. The rest of the topics take their cue from the law of attraction with the writer sharing some of her experiences, both painful and joyous.
Maureen Scanlon is a certified life and spiritual coach and dynamic professional speaker as her book exhort’s readers to emulate these loyal and carefree creatures that have been important parts of many people’s lives in more ways than one. One of the things that make this book intriguing is that we don’t only get to know her dogs Jade and Brodie but the feeling that they are hugely instrumental in the production of this inspirational work, thus they are co-authors of this book.
All of us would like to make the most out of our lives and may look everywhere for inspiration, not realizing that the animals around us can help us find the peace and happiness we seek. My Dog is More Enlightened than I Am opens our eyes to the fact that there are a lot of things we can learn from animals, especially from these loyal furry creatures that will always be there for us.
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Where can you connect with this amazing author, life coach, and invite her to your next motivational workshop or business conference or for recovery events?
Visit her Official Website here at “Life Coach Maureen Scanlon.” and explore how Maureen can inspire and uplift any future event you need a powerful keynote speaker as her presentations are Unique, New, Fun, and Educational!
What more do you need to know about Maureen? Just purchase a copy of her new book or download one NOW right here on Amazon Kindle and Amazon Books but to “FIND THE BETTER YOU” Give Her a Call Here At 1-( 480) 258-9765 … (As First sessions are only $99 with a welcome gift and a FREE clarity call!) We are happy to have Maureen aboard as I know all my readers, blog friends, and new visitors are going to ENJOY her NEW BOOK!
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WELCOME JOE SICCARDI AUTHOR OF: “WISDOM FROM A FATHER” And His New Book Just Released: “My Name Is Sam”… 1Rad Reader Reviews.
INTERVIEW ~ Rad-Reader: I saw that you wrote your book from your blog. Any reason you chose the year 2012?
Joe: That’s when I started blogging, figured I would start at the beginning.
Rad-Reader: When you first start writing or posting on your blog. Did you ever think it would take you to publish a book?
Joe: No! Never! I’m just so appreciative people seem to enjoy the little stories about life.
Rad-Reader: Did you find your posting/writing helped you as you were writing or as you went back to see what you wrote for the day?
Joe: I went back and updated the information, making sure I noted the circumstances at the time.
Rad-Reader: Were your thoughts done in the morning or just whenever you thought to sit down that day to post?
Joe: I wish I could say I was a disciplined writer, but I’m not. Some were written in the morning, but more in the afternoon or evening after my workday “inspiration.”
Rad-Reader: How did you come up with the catchphrase: Thought to Remember?
Joe: It just evolved. I wanted to share some positive message with each post, so I started collecting them as I went along. By far, those little add-ons are the most popular part of the book and the blog.
Rad-Reader: Did you have an idea that you would touch on so many topics when you first wrote your “Thought to Remember”?
Joe: No. I just wanted to add something positive to each post, even if the post itself wasn’t.
Rad-Reader: The few entries that you had that dealt with music: “Beer with Jesus” – “The Wonder” by Dion – That whole section about Dion was something I did not know. (Though I did know the song & “The Day the Music Died” – I don’t know what we were to get from that, but I got redemption?
Joe: I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, but I do appreciate good music. It’s part of my life. Good music — whatever genre — evokes an emotion. Dion’s story was a story of redemption. A lot of country music is also about redemption or at least pointing to redemption. The entire book is really my journey of blessing, grace, and redemption. Music is part of that.
Rad-Reader: Was it your idea to put the last one in about the expiration dates with food? Side note: I thought the same thing. My wife and daughter keep telling me, NO!
Joe: I drive my kids crazy. I guess you could say I’m a hoarder so I ended up collecting food — especially spices — for recipes, using just a teaspoon or so and just adding the remaining container to my collection. I just don’t take life too seriously. As long as it doesn’t smell rancid or have little green fuzz growing, I’m good. Maybe it’s a guy thing.
Rad-Reader: What does your family think about your daily writings becoming public?
Joe: They’re generally supportive. Although they may be the focus of a particular story, they know I would not publicly embarrass them. I love them bunches.
Rad-Reader: Do you encourage them to do the same in order to get some peace or clarity during difficult times?
Joe: I do. My oldest daughter actually set up my blog because I was procrastinating. She currently blogs and is in the process of writing her own book.
Rad-Reader: You have five children, 18 grandchildren, and three great-granddaughters. Do you get to see them much?
Joe: Not nearly enough. I’m actually expecting great-granddaughter #4 in the fall. We try to get together at least once a year, although we’ve missed the past few years. December 2017 was spent with me on the road visiting each of them and their families in New York, Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Massachusetts, with side stops in Indiana, Florida, and New Jersey to visit with friends and other relatives.
The kids weren’t particularly happy with my decision to retire to Maine so I was instructed to Messenger them every day to let them know I was fine. I guess they thought I couldn’t take care of myself by myself. We stay connected throughout the day with Messenger so we stay pretty close and try to help each other out through any “calamities” of the day … even if it’s a simple “I love you!”
Rad-Reader: What is your next project and when is it coming out?
Joe: I’m really excited. In March 2018 I published a novella — Heaven Shining Through — based on a “community” writing project that ended up being a community of one. It was met well, but often with the comment, “It should have been a novel.” So I started writing a novel based on the novella, “My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through.” It is available at Amazon. The actual release date was June 30, 2019, and a Facebook Live book launch was July 2 and archived on my Facebook author page, @wisdomfromafather
Rad-Reader: Where can our readers buy your books? Links
Joe: All three books are available on Amazon is both e-book and paperback versions. Wisdom From a Father is at amazon.com/Wisdom-Father-dads-thoughts-life-ebook/dp/B07KB7JKVM/
(paperback). Heaven Shining Through is at amazon.com/Heaven-Shining-Through-Joe-Siccardi-ebook/dp/B07BRZYRCD/
(e-book) and amazon.com/Heaven-Shining-Through-Joe-Siccardi/dp/1545624569/ (papeback).
My Name Is Sam is available at amazon.com/My-Name-Sam-Shining-Through-ebook/dp/B07SRX1HGV/ (e-book) and [paperback link is still pending my acceptance of the proof copy, which is expected June 14. I will forward when available.] I also have them listed on my blog, wisdomfromafather.wordpress.com where I offer signed copies for buyers.
Rad-Reader: Where can our readers find you on the Web? Links
Joe: My web presence is my blog, wisdomfromafather.wordpress.com I also have a Facebook presence @wisdomfromafather and a Twitter account, @joesiccardi
Thank you for hanging in there with us… We were having a bad time there and you were so kind to wait for us to read and do this interview. Thank you for doing that with us. This was just what my husband needed during this time.
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