New Release REVIEWS Only for Author, Joe Siccardi and His New Book “My Name Is Sam” …The Novel Follow-Up of ‘Heaven Shining Through.”

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ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:

Sit down with a cup of coffee or a nice wine and visit with Sam as she shares a lifetime of memories in this new Christian-themed fictional memoir. My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through is a follow-up to the breakout novella, Heaven Shining Through. It introduces Sam (Samantha), her family and friends in more detail than the original, and picks up where the novella left off. I hope readers get to know Sam as a friend, a life long friend. Share her life … complete with some drama, some humor, some heart tugs. Just a free-willed suburban Jersey girl trying to figure out this journey called life with the presence of God in her ordinary life as the underlying theme.

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Pages: 193
Publication Date: June 30, 2019
ASIN: B07SRX1HGV
Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/My-Name-Sam-Shining-Through-ebook/dp/B07SRX1HGV/
Purchase Price ~ Ebook: $2.99 – Paperback: $13.99
GENRE:    
Biographical Fiction (Kindle Store)    Biographical Fiction (Books)          Religious Romance (Kindle Store

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READERS, BOOK BLOGGERS, and REVIEWERS:

Goodreads:

Amy rated it … “It was amazing” ~ July 9, 2019

My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through is another fabulous read by Joe Siccardi.
This is an amazing light Christian based fictional memoir about Sam and her life struggles. It is quite an emotional but yet inspiring journey. I enjoyed getting to know Sam and seeing how she was able to cope with her life struggles.  I give My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through five-plus stars.
I highly recommend Sam’s story to all other readers.
I loved it! I received this book from the author but was not required to write a review.

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Mary rated it on Goodreads ~ Aug. 3, 2019

I give 5 stars to “My Name is Sam…and Heaven Is Still Shining Through,” a fictional memoir, written by Joe Siccardi. This is a great book! I felt like it started a bit slow, just (my opinion) too many conversations, but about a quarter of the book later, I was hooked!

Our main character, of course, is Sam. The author starts the story in her college days but gives us plenty of glimpses of her younger years also. When Sam meets the love of her life, we are able to follow their marriage, the heartache of breaking various news to both sets of parents, and watching the choices that they all make as they are combining families.

Sam shares her decisions and rationalizations with us as we fall in love with her! We get to follow her throughout her life, share in her joys and sorrows, (yes, I am being intentionally vague, sorry). All the while we are knowing that God is on His throne, and nothing will happen in Sam’s life without His knowing.

I don’t want to say too much and give away the storyline, but I can say, if you don’t pick up this book, you will be missing out. I feel like the back of the book really doesn’t do the story justice! My Name is Sam, is a clean story. I think it would be suitable for teens and up. It is an easy read and a must-read! (This review contains my own opinions.)

 

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July 1, 2019. ~Amazon Reviewer 

4.0 out of 5 stars  Page turning, enjoyable read


While there is a Christian worldview to the book, it isn’t preachy and the focus stays on navigating the joys and sorrows of life. Some laughter, some tears, which is my personal preference in a book. The characters were reasonably developed and authentic. Definitely recommend reading, especially for a beach read this summer or fall reading!

 

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Editorial Media Amazon Review:

Exceptional Fiction Memoir …

If you happened to have read Author Joe Siccardi’s debut book of “Heaven Shining Through” like I did, then you are going to enjoy reading this new full-length novel, the follow-up and the full story about the main character ‘Samantha,’ actually the backstory to her life. The perils and the fun of Sam’slife, if you will, is written, flows, and is told as if you and Sam are sitting in a coffee shop and reminiscing about life memories. It’s a definite 5 stars!
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Right from the first chapter, the author draws you in, and as I was reading, I felt as though I was reading about my own life and primarily through my 20s of meeting friends at a dance club mixing it up over some drinks and having fun. But that is just the tip of the story iceberg of Sam’slife. With a Christian filter, the story unfolds, and Sam begins to learn that Gods presence has always been within her life as she looks back and even when she was never aware.

When a writer makes you feel apart of the story, it means a great job with the writing was accomplished which is offered in this novel and so much more. By the time you learn all about Sam’s life, you will wish she was real as you could be life-long friends! This read has a little of everything about relationships, marriage, even parenting trials. The mother and daughter drama, some humor, and a few tissue moments are a few of the highlights.

Even though Sam has gone through some perils and beauty in her life through the years, Sam is consistently reminded that even in the worst of days, God has always been with her in protection and love through her life storms and as well as all the good life brings.

Just a fantastic read for anyone, especially for women. Even though it is a work of fiction, it reads like a real-life story if you enjoy memoirs or a unique fictional biography.

Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon ~ “Lyon Media Services and Cat Lyon’s Reading Den”

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See All Books By Author, Joe Siccardi …Now Available From His Amazon Author Page.

 
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Amazing New Reviews Only Spotlight For “Life Coach Maureen” and Her New Book Garnishing Rave Reviews by Book Bloggers and Readers Alike.

New Book Blog Review Courtesy of Aimee ~ The Redheaded Book Lover
For Author, Maureen Scanlon and “My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am

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My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am, Maureen Scanlon

Memoir & BiographyNonFictionParenting & RelationshipsSelf-Help & Motivational

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Follow the ways of our furry friends and learn to focus on positive thoughts and change habits!

Maureen Scanlon is a certified life and spiritual coach and relationship expert with training in cognitive behavioral therapy and NLP techniques. In her book, My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am, Scanlon offers tips on how to take inspiration from animals to make the most of your life and nurture your relationships. Take time for yourself and find peace. Understand others’ beliefs and perspectives to learn compassion. Find the joy and happiness we all seek. All with the help of the animals in your life.

My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is a remarkable book that stands out in the genre of self-help, thanks to the exceptional author, Maureen Scanlon and her unique premise. My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is an interesting book which is full of incredible wisdom that will help many readers be more positive and reach ultimate happiness. If you are a reader who is struggling to find happiness, then the flawless My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is the perfect read for you. My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am will not only help you be happy, but it will also change your thought patterns so that you will always prevail and achieve what you want to in life and be happier and so this incredible guide should not be missed!

My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is written by the talented author, Maureen Scanlon, an incredible woman who will get you results with her outstanding book. Maureen is an exceptional woman, and I admire her for sharing her coaching with us readers in her book to help us. In My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am; Maureen Scanlon will take her readers on a journey on how to achieve happiness and in her book, she will provide you with all that you need to achieve this.

My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is an exceptional book that will help you to be happier, more positive, and form great habits all by using the behaviors of animals. In My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am, Scanlon tells us, readers, that we should be more like animals, especially dogs and that we can use their traits in our own lives. In My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am Scanlon will teach you how to understand one another, find joy and happiness, find time for yourself and so much more! And, this book lovers. is the premise of the incredible My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am!

The wisdom courtesy of Maureen Scanlon laced throughout My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is sensational and actually awe-worthy. As I read Scanlon’s book, I was engrossed and wanting to know more, whenever a question would pop up in my mind while reading this book it was eventually answered by Scanlon, and so it truly is a beautiful and helpful reading experience!

The information and knowledge laced throughout My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am is impeccable, and I am impressed by just how much knowledge there is. Although My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is full of a wealth of information, all the information is useful as well as relevant to the topics explored so do not worry readers that you will be bombarded with information as this does not happen in this book!

As My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is a book laced with incredible wisdom, it is also laced with phenomenal literature courtesy of the wonderful Maureen Scanlon; Scanlon’s words are incredible, and they will flow flawlessly from beginning to end.

Life Coach Maureen has written a perfect, inspirational, and helpful self-help/happiness guide, I have no choice but to award this brilliant book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you will not regret it!

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Thank you so much for reading book lovers!

I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

Goodbye, for now, book lovers,

P.S. Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse.

Thank you so much again for reading book lovers!

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Amazon U.S. – Amazon U.K. – Goodreads

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Connect With The Author: Twitter – Website – YouTube – Facebook – All Author – ABC15  

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MORE ABOUT Life Coach Maureen Scanlon:

“I’m a confidence and relationship coach with a passion for helping YOU help yourself. No, I’m not here to focus on your problems and life struggles. I want to help relieve you of any negativity and concentrate on what’s right. If you find yourself wanting more out of life and have an appetite for moving forward and improving yourself, chances are, you’re ready to take it to the next level. Now let’s begin your path to spirituality, healthy relationships, self-awareness, and clarity! Call Today for an Appointment” ~ Phone(480) 258-9765

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Maureen Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching. She is an author, relationship expert, motivational speaker, positive change integrator, and spiritual coach and certified who has successfully helped many people, from experienced professionals to young adults, make positive changes to overcome past experiences and negative thinking.

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When Maureen is not working to change the world, you can find her at home relaxing in Mesa, Arizona, with her husband, Dennis, and her furry babies, Jade and Brodie. Maureen enjoys painting, scrapbooking and travel. She is also the mother of three beautiful adult children and grandmother to three grandchildren whom she adores.

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“It’s never too late to dream a new dream. Love yourself, show compassion, and become the person you want to meet.”  ~Maureen Scanlon

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MORE RAVE AMAZON REVIEWS:

August 7, 2019 – Format: Paperback

Our Authors Are In The Media, TV, and Everywhere. Our Featured Self-Help Author and Expert Life Coach Maureen Scanlon’s Event Schedule is FULL.

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If you have not heard of Life coach Maureen Scanlon?

You are missing out on some true self-help pleasure. Maureen has been pretty busy with book events as she released her very first written works titled “My Dog Is More Enlightened Then I Am.” And, yes, it is an amazing self-help guide to help anyone build their best life and help people develop personal growth and confidence, help you land that dream job or just work for yourself! Whatever area you need help with for your life.

She’s also a powerful speaker and lecturer. Since her new book released, she has many upcoming events, guest shows, and even magazine articles about her and the new book coming out soon! Her life coach business is packed and so is her resume’! Her is more about what she does and how shes incorporated our pets into her unique book and coaching.

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Hi

I’m Maureen

I help people find the best versions of themselves

BY GUIDING THEM TO UNVEIL THE POSITIVE TRAITS THEY NEVER KNEW THEY HAD

So they can stop holding back and start feeling excited about life.

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Maureen Scanlon

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I know what
it’s like to feel like stuck. I’ve been in not-so-happy marriages, hated my job and the future it held in store, and have struggled to meet financial freedom.

BUT THAT HASN’T STOPPED ME FROM LIVING UP TO MY OWN POTENTIAL.

Through my experiences, I’ve learned that changing negative thinking and gaining the tools needed to persevere, it’s never too late to find your calling.

THAT’S WHY, INSTEAD OF WAITING AROUND, I TOOK ACTION AND MADE THE NECESSARY STEPS TO EXPAND MY SKILLS, AND ULTIMATELY, LIVE A BETTER LIFE.

I began working on improving my communication and enhancing relationships, setting goals and accountability, and nourished my spirituality and well-being. I began meditating, thinking outside-the-box, and using solution-driven techniques for a more meaningful life.

THE END RESULT? A FULFILLED ME.

But now it’s your turn.

Whether it’s a relationship with your spouse, family, work, or yourself, I’m here to help you live free of anxiety, resentment, anger, self-doubt, and fear.

“HELP ME EMBELLISH MY PASSION FOR PEOPLE AND I WILL HELP YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR LIFE ALL OVER AGAIN.”

Let’s start clarifying your goals, discovering the best in yourself, and establishing lasting change so YOU can be on the road to happiness you never knew you could reach!
Call 480-258-9765 or contact me here to get started!

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HOW SHE CAN HELP:

I’m a confidence and relationship coach with a passion for helping YOU help yourself. No, I’m not here to focus on your problems and life struggles. I want to help relieve you of any negativity and concentrate on what’s right. If you find yourself wanting more out of life and have an appetite for moving forward and improving yourself, chances are, you’re ready to take it to the next level. Now let’s begin your path to spirituality, healthy relationships, self-awareness, and clarity!

 

It’s never too late to dream a new dream. Love yourself, show compassion, and become the person you want to meet.

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UPCOMING EVENTS ~ As More Will Be Added 

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How to Live as Enlightened as Your Dog – Free Lecture

Open to the Public – – Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

(480) 296-1917 for details or visit – tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/embracing-your-journey-expo-sept-29th-2019-tickets-66808164017?fbclid=
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ANOTHER FALL EVENT:

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OCTOBER 5th, 2019

Women for Women Networking Day

Public Event  

 · Hosted by Maureen Nelson Scanlon

 

Details – Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 9 AM – 3 PM – Phoenix Marriott Resort Tempe at The Buttes – 2000 W Westcourt Way Tempe, Arizona 85282

This is an event for Women entrepreneurs and public attendees! We will have Women from a multitude of businesses with products and services to offer! Each Vendor will have the opportunity to give a pitch speech and set up a display of their products and services. Come meet some amazing women and have a fun day shopping for wonderful products and services. Please message me if you’re interested in being a vendor for this event.

 
MEDIA and TV APPEARANCES 

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ABC15 Sonoran Living-

https://www.abc15.com/lifestyle/sonoran-living/sl-sponsors/maureen-scanlon-life-coach-my-dog-is-more-enlightened-than-i-am

AMAZING Interview on ELEVATED RADIO

Your Best Life- According to Your Pet

 

Your Life Az- CBS 3TV- Phoenix, Arizona

 

Many more events will be added soon. Visit her Official Business Website for more updates or Hire Her or Buy the Book On Amazon!

Meet New Author and Popular Life Coach Maureen Scanlon. Her New Book Titled ‘My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am’ is Now Available.

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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 … 
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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.

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ISBN: 978-1-9772-1053-1
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback and E-book
AMAZON
Paperback Retail: $15.95
eBook: $6.99

 

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 …

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July 5, 2019 – 5-Stars out of 5

Format: Paperback

RF BOOK REVIEW:

Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers’ Favorite:

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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!

You may also connect with here on Social  Media today on – –

Official Facebook Page  Now on Twitter   Goodreads Author  LinkedIn

Review and Interview With Author, Joe Siccardi on 1Rad Reader …

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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.

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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.



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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/

(e-book) and amazon.com/Wisdom-Father-dads-thoughts-life/dp/1727315316/

(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

Joe,
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.
Thank you,
~Char

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Here is a little more about the book and a must visit is in order to Master Genro and Cliff’s website for their  “Weekly Wisdom & Reader Discussions!”
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Find the Seeker! by Zen Master Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi and his pupil, Zen teacher Clifford Stevens, takes us on an inner pilgrimage, compassionately picking us up where we are, whether beginners or longstanding seekers. Based on the wisdom and profound, first-hand experience of a modern-day Master as well as the teachings of enlightened ones, a book that reboots our search of the “the mysteries” and our ‘spiritual side in order to renew our limiting, thought-driven and ego-dominated lives. Focusing on the spiritual dimension underlying Existence which all of us share, the book addresses people of all faiths who suffer, are unhappy and seek to lead more fulfilling lives.

“Find the Seeker!” is not a wishy-washy, feel-good book offering a quick fix or esoteric porridge or pandering to those who want a spiritual baby rattle to rely on. Instead, it serves as a traveling companion and guide, enticing readers with the vision of what we really are – Absolute, eternal and unconditional Being, whole and divine – which can only be directly experienced and embodied. It serves as a powerful wake-up call for those who mistakenly believe in their being separate from the Oneness and living in a state of duality, reminding us that the Kingdom of God is really within us.

Although written by a Zen Master and using some Zen stories, the focus is not on explaining Zen, its tenets or history. The book is in stark contrast to the majority of books which indulge in superficial descriptions or sayings and provide seemingly “precise” instructions, lists of goals or steps to take which trap us into continuing our dependency on intermediaries and religious institutions or our self-delusion of being less than we really are. Instead, accompanying the authors along the age-old pathless path we have always been on, we are called upon to empty ourselves and “drop” all our preconceptions and expectations and the limited “self” which thinks it has a life of its own, as well as the heavy backpack with all our experiences and learnings.

The book holds up a mirror to our worldly existence, suffering and the intricate workings of the ego, which entraps us in the never-ending soap opera and the roller coaster of life’s ups and downs. We are led to live mindfully in the here-now, delve more deeply into ourselves and to be Self-reliant – enabling our inner guru to unfold our true nature so that we can abide in the one Self. In this way seekers become finders, and we can become the Oneness we already are, enjoying the true vibrant bliss and lightness of Being that is inherently ours …

Amazon Review:

A Practical Guide to Trusting the Mystery of Life
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“Ode to The Book Review”… Readers? How Come You Won’t Leave a Review When Done Reading a Book?

Welcome Avid Readers. Authors, and All-New visitors, 

As a book marketer and promoting many fine authors, the biggest thing that eludes ALL AUTHORS, WRITERS, and Marketers … WHY DON’T A READER LEAVE A BOOK REVIEW? 

Seriously. I really want to know what the reason is. If you are an AVID Reader, then you know how important a book review is for a writer who hards very hard on their craft and then to have the audacity to publish their work …

AND IS WHY a book review for us is so important. Be it a good, bad, or indifferent, book reviews are a way readers can let writers know how and why they loved a read or …not so much. It offers us, as writers, maybe some corrective advice if say a good mystery was missing elements or maybe the ending could have been better.

So, I came across a few book blogs that had some good advice and shared feelings of WHY books reviews are so important and thought I’d share them. As readers, I hope it will help all my readers who visit to understand the “WHY”…  *CAT*

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Hello, readers!

Remember, you don’t have to purchase my books from Amazon to leave a rating or review. If you were gifted any one book, downloaded them for free, bought them, found them in a Little Library, found them at a rest area, at a mall, some other random place, etc… You can still leave a rating. I encourage and ask that you do so, regardless of how you received any copies. If you really enjoyed my books, let me know. My main concern is how well you liked my stories, not how much I can make.


Ratings and reviews really help. It helps other readers know that they are getting a good read, and it also helps me, the Author. When I see how much someone enjoyed one of my books, it reminds me why I’m doing this in the first place. I want you to have a new literary universe that you can lose yourself in after you had a long, frustrating, or busy day.

So, go ahead and leave a rating or review at AmazonGoodreadsBarnes & NobleBooks A Million, etc. You don’t have to post much more than two or three words if you don’t want to. Even just a star rating will do. After that, you can follow me on my many social media platforms.

Thanks, and I as all authors appreciate the time you spent reading our books and reading this post! 

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A SAMPLE OF HOW TO WRITE A QUICK BOOK REVIEW:

Since most reviews are brief, many writers begin with a catchy quip or anecdote that succinctly delivers their argument. But you can introduce your review differently depending on the argument and audience. The Writing Center’s handout on introductions can help you find an approach that works.

In general, you should include:

  • The name of the author and the book title and the main theme.
  • Relevant details about who the author is and where he/she stands in the genre or field of inquiry. You could also link the title to the subject to show how the title explains the subject matter.
  • The context of the book and/or your review. Placing your review in a framework that makes sense to your audience alerts readers to your “take” on the book. Perhaps you want to situate a book about the Cuban revolution in the context of Cold War rivalries between the United States and the Soviet Union. Another reviewer might want to consider the book in the framework of Latin American social movements. Your choice of context informs your argument.
  • The thesis of the book. If you are reviewing fiction, this may be difficult since novels, plays, and short stories rarely have explicit arguments. But identifying the book’s particular novelty, angle, or originality allows you to show what specific contribution the piece is trying to make.
  • Your thesis about the book.


Summary of content:

This should be brief, as analysis takes priority. In the course of making your assessment, you’ll hopefully be backing up your assertions with concrete evidence from the book so some summary will be dispersed throughout other parts of the review.

The necessary amount of summary also depends on your audience. Graduate students, beware! If you are writing book reviews for colleagues—to prepare for comprehensive exams, for example—you may want to devote more attention to summarizing the book’s contents. If, on the other hand, your audience has already read the book—such as a class assignment on the same work—you may have more liberty to explore more subtle points and to emphasize your own argument. See our handout on summary for more tips.

Analysis and evaluation of the book:

Your analysis and evaluation should be organized into paragraphs that deal with single aspects of your argument. This arrangement can be challenging when your purpose is to consider the book as a whole, but it can help you differentiate elements of your criticism and pair assertions with evidence more clearly. You do not necessarily need to work chronologically through the book as you discuss it.

Given the argument you want to make, you can organize your paragraphs more usefully by themes, methods, or other elements of the book. If you find it useful to include comparisons to other books, keep them brief so that the book under review remains in the spotlight. Avoid excessive quotation and give a specific page reference in parentheses when you do a quote. Remember that you can state many of the author’s points in your own words.

Conclusion:

Sum up or restate your thesis or make the final judgment regarding the book. You should not introduce new evidence for your argument in the conclusion. You can, however, introduce new ideas that go beyond the book if they extend the logic of your own thesis.

This paragraph needs to balance the book’s strengths and weaknesses in order to unify your evaluation. Did the body of your review have three negative paragraphs and one favorable one? What do they all add up to? The Writing Center’s handout on conclusions can help you make a final assessment.

IN THE REVIEW:

Finally, a few general considerations:

  • Review the book in front of you, not the book you wish the author had written. You can and should point out shortcomings or failures, but don’t criticize the book for not being something it was never intended to be.
  • With any luck, the author of the book worked hard to find the right words to express her ideas. You should attempt to do the same. Precise language allows you to control the tone of your review.
  • Never hesitate to challenge an assumption, approach, or argument. Be sure, however, to cite specific examples to back up your assertions carefully.
  • Try to present a balanced argument about the value of the book for its audience. You’re entitled—and sometimes obligated—to voice strong agreement or disagreement.

    But keep in mind that a bad book takes as long to write as a good one, and every author deserves fair treatment. Harsh judgments are difficult to prove and can give readers the sense that you were unfair in your assessment.

  • A great place to learn about book reviews is to look at examples. The New York Times Sunday Book Review and The New York Review of Books can show you how professional writers review books.

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CAT’S REVIEW: The Perils of Autumn’ By Author, Rusty Blackwood. Beautifully Written and Enjoyable Romance Drama.

READERS? If you enjoy a great Romantic Drama and Suspense? Grab a copy TODAY! By Canadian Author, Rusty Blackwood ~

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ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:

From the author of the riveting romantic fiction drama, Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary, and the celebrated, 5-star award-winning romantic fiction drama, Willow’s Walk, comes the intense romantic drama, The Perils of Autumn.

This page-turner, set primarily in the early 1970s, centers on a young Kentucky woman, Autumn Leeves, born in 1946 to Abigail Leeves, an unwed mother who struggles to make ends meet. By 1970, Autumn graduates nursing school and is sent on assignment by the local hospital to care for the terminally-ill wife of middle-aged English equestrian master, Cyril Landon, owner of Landon Lawns Stables, a most successful thoroughbred racing stable located just outside Lexington, Kentucky in a posh community known as The Meadows.

Duff Taylor, world renown jockey who is tops in his field, lives full-time above the tack room at Landon Lawns and enjoys the many benefits it brings, but he also has a dark secret surrounding an unsolved racing incident from his past that he will go to any length to protect.

Autumn arrives at Landon Manor in time to be thrown into the fray and finds herself caught in the ongoing disruption that ensues.

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CAT’S REVIEW of The Perils of Autumn: 5-STARS!

LOVE …Be careful what you wish for.

Be ready to delve into a beautiful world of horse country and Famous State that holds the yearly Kentucky Derby in this exceptionally written romance suspense drama. Rusty pulled out all the stops for this fantastic story, and I can easily see it played out on The Big Screen!

Rusty writes in a way that connects you to her vibrant characters of Autumn, Duff an amazing horse jockey, and many others that make up the cast of characters to bring the story to life. With just the right amount of intensity and dynamics of how love and relations unfold and play out between people when there are dark secrets and deceptions past and present when after Autumn graduates from nursing school and is sent to her employment as she arrives at the beautiful estate of Landon Lawn Stables and The Meadows.

Then pandora’s box opens as the drama and story take off. What a ride! You won’t believe the twists and turns or how it all ends, but I can tell readers this new romance suspense by Rusty is well worth the read! It truly deserves the 5-stars I am happy to give it! It is one of those reads you’ll want to read more than once!

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CAT “Highly Suggest this one”!

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