Press Release: News and Events for Author, Rusty Blackwood. A Fabulous Writer and Popular Canadian Author…

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“Blackwood’s latest 5-star romance novel, ‘Willow’s Walk’, follows ‘Passions In Paris’, a romantic fiction novel written in the tradition of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ and ‘What Dreams May Come”

 

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After a successful low-cost book promotion of “Willow’s Walk,” Canadian Author, Rusty Blackwood has more events lined up! Here is more about all the scheduled events happening courtesy of 24-7 Press Release….

March 15, 2017, /24-7PressRelease/ — Canadian Indie romantic fiction novelist Rusty Blackwood has announced a number of interviews and special pricing in March 2017 for her 5-Star rated romantic fiction novel ‘Willow’s Walk’. The new romantic fiction novel is unique in that it addresses the dangers of social media within the context of a romantic fiction story line. Social media sites can sometimes be wonderful places to form new relationships. They are also fraught with danger for the unsuspecting. Blackwood uses this concept as one focal point of the story. A mature woman / younger man relationship that begins in an Internet chat room leads to real trouble for Willow Sutherland-Crosby, the protagonist of the story.

On March 21st 2017, an interview with Rusty Blackwood will appear on the same site. There will be a free giveaway of the Kindle version of “Willow’s Walk”@ Amazon Kindle. com .  FROM: 6 am to 11 pm.

Then on March 28th, 2017, ‘Willow’s Walk’ will be the Book of the Day on “Indie Author News ~ Book of The Day.”

“I am very pleased to have three upcoming day features during the month of March on Indie Author News,” Rusty Blackwood stated. “I have appeared on this popular and informative Indie book site back in 2013 with my romantic fiction drama, ‘Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary’, and I am most pleased to have my newest novel, ‘Willow’s Walk’, hold center stage, along with an interview with yours truly speaking about the novel, as well as my role as an Indie author. To have one’s work featured on such an impressive site is a credit to one’s name, and to one’s work, and I am once again looking forward to it.”

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“Willow’s Walk,” follows the release of ‘Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary’. Her first romantic fiction novel is a sweeping saga written in the tradition of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ and ‘What Dreams May Come’. It has been compared to Erich Segal’s ‘Love Story’ and Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Notebook’.

Willow’s Walk’ is a gripping new tale, certain to hold readers captive from the very first page. Set in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Canada in 2003, this touching story centers on the life and times of a woman determined to prevail at all costs, regardless of what is set before her, the result of which is certain to leave the reader reeling in its wake.

The path each person walks is entirely their own. The pitfalls along that path, as well as the way in which they are dealt with, are entirely up to the individual. But Willow Sutherland-Crosby walks a far-different path, and with her own agenda.

Abuse, deception, intrigue, and a never ending quest for happiness and love – will she find these, or will her blind determination be her downfall?

‘Willow’s Walk’ has received a number of 5 star reviews from professional reviewers. Maria Beltran stated, “I highly recommend this book.” Gisela Dixon said, “I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the life of a person presented in such a wonderful manner.” Another said, “Brutally honest. I was touched by the bittersweet conclusion that sometimes purpose and happiness are only found through great tragedy …”

 

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‘Passions in Paris’ has also received rave reviews. Linkk Kula Kane said, “Passions in Paris I think stands its ground with these other powerful romantic stories like ‘The Notebook’ by Nicolas Sparks.” Reader Fred Pifer stated that “‘Passions’, is a fascinating book of a love story that seemed to be written with me in mind. In the book ‘Love Story’ by Erich Segal, he told of a deep abiding love story that reminds me of Cullen and Joy’s in Ms. Blackwood’s book, but the twists of intrigue and mystery that she adds keeps the reader on edge throughout.”

Information on the new romantic fiction release, including a new book trailer, is available at Blackwood’s site on the ‘Willow’ page. Readers can download paperback and Kindle versions of both books at Amazon sites worldwide, including Amazon.ca

Rusty Blackwood is available for interview in the Toronto and Niagara areas and can be reached using the information below or by email at writerrusty@hotmail.ca.
More information is available at her website;  Rusty Blackwood, Author …

** Rusty Blackwood is a prolific Indie author of romantic fiction, short story comedies, contemporary and traditional poetry and children’s books. Her first love is romantic fiction, but she crosses genres with ease. **

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“Presented By “Cat Lyon’s Reading Den” ~ Author, Catherine Lyon”

Let Them Hear Us! Joining My Friends At “Facing Addiction.” Are You Facing Addiction Today?

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Dear Author & Recovery Friend Catherine Lyon,

This is a critical time for anyone connected to the addiction issue. We are just over a week into the new Congress and at the end of next week, a new president will be sworn in. Here are just a few quick things you can do today to ensure that our leaders continue Facing Addiction in 2017 with us:

Sign and Forward an Open Letter to President-Elect Trump

The new administration has made a commitment toward reforming our nation’s health care system. We hope you’ll sign this letter to the President-Elect and his new administration, urging them to maintain their commitment to facing addiction issues in whatever replacement health care package emerges. If you’ve already signed our letter, please take a moment to forward this link to your family and friends and post it on social media. We need your help today!

Tell Your Story in a Letter-to-The-Editor

One of the leading roadblocks to improving the collective response to addiction is better understanding. Last year we saw the tragic viral images of overdose victims posted by police officers who were shaming people who become addicted. Shaming doesn’t work. The only way people will build empathy about addiction issues is to hear stories from other perspectives – recovery, loss, the struggle to access health services – you have a unique story to tell. A letter, outlining your personal perspective and connection to addiction can make a huge impact. Please click here to submit a letter today!

Pilot Community Program

Facing Addiction is proud to offer this application for communities needing support to build a targeted grassroots approach that changes local responses to substance use disorders. Examples could include building diversion programs that move low-risk offenders from court involvement or formal criminal justice system supervision to health-centered interventions. To learn more about this program, and to submit an application for your community, click here.

Thanks for all you do – advocacy is about action. Join us by taking action today.

Regards,

Michael King
Director of Outreach & Engagement

I PROUDLY STAND With My Friends at Facing Addiction! Let’s All Get Involved Above!  

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“I don’t Like Talking “Politics” BUT? Like Me, Are You Fed UP?!

A Special Share and Spotlight on “What The HELL? About “Politics!
By my good friend Kenneth Abraham .  .  . “Let’s Sound Off”

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Give us a Real Choice!

The public is so fed up and disgusted by nonsensical political policies and obstructionist politicians that … well, just look at the current presidential debates! We have come to the point where useful, informative political discussion takes a back seat to sensationalism! All across America, the public yearns for action, meaningful progress, and politicians who will act to improve this nation!

It is time to give us a real choice! The Commission on Presidential Debates [CPD}, a body made up of longtime Democrat and Republican political operatives, has ruled that one must show a national polling percentage of 15% to be included in the Presidential Debates. This is absurd, and it is a genuine serious roadblock. This requirement is an obviously arbitrary construct, designed to limit the field to the two parties, Democrats. and Republicans.

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We call ourselves a democracy; let’s open it up! You might recall that in the Primary debates, several candidates on stage, for both parties, had polling figures around 1%, 2% or 5 %.  Why 15% for the “Main Event”?!  The public would only benefit by the inclusion of more candidates. The arguments against allowing 3 or 4 participants in these nationally broadcast debates, such as “it would be too confusing”, clearly are bogus, and changes should be made.

Consider, for example, that the candidates of the Libertarian Party, Governor Johnson, and Governor Weld, have qualified to be on the ballot in all 50 states and Washington D. C. Anyone can vote for them, yet most (the 80 million viewers of the Presidential debates!) cannot know their message! The opportunity for Americans to learn what they have to offer is stifled by the “15%” rule set by the CPD. Demand change … demand that candidates with such widespread support as the Libertarian ticket and the Green ticket be included in the Presidential debates!

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“President Obama To Donald Trump: ‘Stop Whining’ : NPR “President Obama had some harsh words for Donald Trump’s charges that the presidential election is going to be rigged — “Stop whining.”

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So American’s,  “Raise Your Voices, all of you who, like me, see no sense in limiting the field to two people who, by all accounts …all surveys … are disliked by more Americans than any candidates in the history of the nation. Speak out!

Ken Abraham, founder of Citizens for Criminal Justice, former Deputy Attorney General, Dover, DE.  Kenneth Abraham.

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“I have to agree with Ken here. I can tell you that all over social media it has been a “free for all!” as I myself have lost a few friends to this election season. They seem to have to force they political views on me in a very rude and bossy kind of way. SORRY, but I don’t for that! YES, everyone has a right to their Opinions, but they DON’T have the right to force it on others, and I am really getting tired of it! So I can not wait for the 2016 Elections to BE OVER! How about you?”

And I am SO tired of hearing Mr. Trump talk and whine about everything other than the important issue’s facing our nation today. As far as I am concerned, he himself is the one unraveling his own Campaign. And I just love watching Hilliary Clinton’s face at each debate. She knows exactly what Trump is doing. He sabotaging his own Presidental bid as she graciously watches it happen without saying a word. LOVE IT!!  I agree with our President, Trump needs to stop whining about everything that is just “ALL  ABOUT HIM.”

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“I have never seen in my lifetime, or in modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the elections process before votes have even taken place,” the president said. “It’s unprecedented. It happens to be based on no facts.”     ~”President Obama”

But as I close out my own thoughts and opinions of MY own, I will say to all American’s, please, this Election is an Important one. So exercise your Rights on November 8th, 2016! No matter WHO you vote for?

“JUST GO FRIGGIN VOTE! Nothing changes if YOU DON’T”
Author & Columnist, Catherine Townsend-Lyon 

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For Readers of Addiction and Recovery Books. We Do Promote Recovery Winners & Authors!

Hello and Welcome Readers,

Here at Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions by Author, Catherine Lyon, we do promote fine recovery authors & books! That is what this post is all about. Now most know that I live my life in recovery almost 10-years from gambling addiction and abuse of alcohol. And I am a pretty loud advocate over on my other WordPress website in the photo below atL Gambling Addiction Is A Real Disease

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And all of my mainstream authors I promote and work for also know that I am a dual-diagnosed person in recovery, meaning I also struggle with mental health issues as well as live in recovery. They support me as I am blessed they also support my mental health struggles and why I have to work from home. WHY? One of my disorders I battle is Agoraphobia. Yes, it is a long word that means I have difficulty getting out my house due to severe attacks of fear. But trust me, I do persevere and have no problem taking good business care of all my fine authors I promote. LOL.

Why am I sharing this? Because many of my visitors and readers may not know about me and I can share that those who have mental illness can be happy and productive people and help SHATTER THE STIGMA around all these of these topics. So, here are just a few talented recovery authors and friends in my life and share their fantastic books!

Now, besides myself as an author and my current book, my good buddy Kevin Coughlin and my friend and exceptional recovery coach and trainer Cali Estes just released a brand new workbook and guide she uses to help train and certify others to become recovery coaches. It is receiving a huge amount 5-star Amazon book reviewers …

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Recovery & Life Coaching  – The Official Workbook For Coaches and Their Clients”
By Authors, Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D. and Cali Estes Ph.D.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Recovery Coaching, The Official Workbook has been used successfully by numerous individuals, residential recovery programs, out-patient programs, professional recovery coaches, aftercare professionals, counselors, therapists, probation officers, ministries, recovery retreats, sponsors, sober companions, and family members to help them to get a deeper understanding of the disease of addiction, the solution to the problem, and the program of action that promotes change in the substance abuser. A Support system for family and friends of substance abusers that help to provide clarity, understanding, education, prevention, and awareness.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D., DCC, DDVA, DLC, DD, NCIP, NCAMP, IMAC.

Reverend Coughlin is a Founder and the Director of New Beginning Ministry, Inc., an evidence-based, twelve-step residential addiction recovery program for adults that is accredited by the A.A.C.T.. Rev. Coughlin has helped thousands of people to change their lives over the past eighteen plus years. He is an Addiction Expert, Author, Blogger/Writer at Addicted Minds and VIP Interventions, Sober Services, Inc., Contentwriters.com, Fromaddictict2advocate.com, Twodropsofink.com, small press, newspapers, magazines, websites, also seen on major media networks of NBC, ABC, CBS. He is a member of The International Association of Professional Writers and Editors. Rev. Coughlin was the Editor in Chief for Joel’s House Publications from 1997 to 2005. He has been a Professional Associate member at Gemini Behavioral Health.

He is a two-time World Champion and nine-time National Champion State & National Record holder Power Lifter, a gentle giant who has championed many in his career. Most call him Rev Kev, they enjoy his lectures and workshops on addiction, recovery, and life. Rev Kev has been very successful with pastoral counseling and recovery coaching with both those addicted and their families. And Award-Winning Poet as well. He has now released three new Poetry Books now on Available in The Amazon Kindle Store!

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We Can 1,2, & 3: Are Collections of Poetry; A Journey Through Addiction and Recovery is the author’s eighth book. This work is the author’s fourth collection of poetry; his first was Tumbleweeds published by Feather Books in the United Kingdom in 2002. The author’s poetry reflects the struggles of life in addiction, recovery, and his experiences and in the lives of others that he witnessed over the last four decades. His hopes are that his poetry books and other addiction recovery books and manuals will help individuals and family members to get a deeper understanding of the disease of addiction, the solution to the problem, and the program of action that promotes change in the substance abuser. Reverend Dr. Coughlin hopes to provide clarity, understanding, education, prevention, and awareness about addiction and recovery. This book is dedicated to all those who have lost their lives and their families because of addiction, and to the late Rev. Dr. Sebastian Paul Costa who passed on in October of 2015 due to prostate cancer; Paul was one of Kevin’s greatest mentors.

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AND? Kevin Coughlin also has several other guides and books like his newest best-selling release that parents are calling a “Guide and Road Map on How to Keep their Children Safe from The Drug Epidemic!” . . . ADDICTIONS: What All Parents Need To Know …
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Addictions: What All Parents Need to Know to Survive the Drug Epidemic is a must have for individuals, residential recovery programs, out-patient programs, professional recovery coaches, aftercare professionals, counselors, therapists, probation officers, ministries, recovery retreats, sponsors, sober companions, and family members to help them to get a deeper understanding of the disease of addiction, the solution to the problem, and the program of action that promotes change in the substance abuser. A Support system for family and friends of substance abusers that will provide clarity, understanding, education, prevention, and awareness.  You can find out more about our Treatment Services at New Beginning at New Beginning Treatment Services
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Our next book is by nationally known Recovery Coach and my Grandfather of Gambling Addiction Recovery Author/Speaker, Arnie Wexler, and his book: “All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery From Gambling Addiction.

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Arnie Wexler’s life as a gambler began on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, flipping cards, shooting marbles, and playing pinball machines. At age fourteen he found the racetrack, a bookie, and started playing the stock market. His obsession with gambling accelerated until a fateful day in 1968 when it all came crashing down.

Wexler’s gripping narrative leads us through the dungeon of a compulsive gambler’s world—chasing the big win and coming up with empty pockets—and how his addiction drove him and his wife, Sheila, to the edge of life. With help, they managed to escape, and together they have devoted themselves to helping others with the problem they know so well.

Arnie Wexler is a Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor and runs a national hotline for compulsive gamblers. He was the executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey and the senior vice president of National Council on Problem Gambling. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including  60 Minutes, Nightline, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, 48 Hours, and Crossfire, among others.

Steve Jacobson was a sports reporter and columnist for Newsday for more than forty years with a great interest in all aspects of sports. He co-authored a number of books with notable sports personalities. He was named by Associated Press among the top sports columnists and twice was nominated by Newsday for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Another fine recovery writer and Author, Amber Tozer and her new release: Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir now Available on Amazon. I just finished this one and what a RIDE!!

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Sober Stick Figure is a memoir from stand-up comedian Amber Tozer, chronicling her life as an alcoholic and her eventual recovery— starting with her first drink at the age of seven—all told with the help of childlike stick figures. Amber writes and illustrates the crazy and harsh truths of being raised by alcoholics, becoming one herself, stagnating in denial for years, and finally getting sober.

As a teenager, Amber is an overachieving student-athlete who copes with her family’s alcoholic tragedies by focusing on her achievements. It quickly takes a funny and dark turn when she starts to experiment with booze and ignores the warning signs of alcoholism. Through blackouts, cringe-worthy embarrassments, and pounding hangovers, she convinces herself that she “just likes to party.” She leaves her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado to follow her dreams, and ends up in New York City, spending lots of time binge drinking, passing out on trains, and telling jokes on stage.

She then moves to Los Angeles, thinking some sunshine and show business will save her. Eventually hitting rock bottom, she has a moment of clarity and knows she has to stop drinking. It’s now been seven years since that last drink, and she’s ready to tell her story. Sober Stick Figure is adventurous, hilarious, sad, sweet, tragic—and ultimately inspiring.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Amber Tozer has written for the Cartoon Network’s animated sketch series MAD and Adult Swim’s Moral Orel. Her tweets have been featured by Ellen, Huffington Post, Playboy, and Mandatory. She co-created #nitTWITS, a Twitter-based web series that features writers and performers from SNL, Modern Family, The Office and Conan. She has appeared on Last Comic Standing, performs stand-up comedy across the US, and has written about sobriety for The Fix.com, After Party, and Thought Catalog. She lives in Los Angeles. Follow Amber on Twitter @AmberTozer.


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Our last fantastic new book and recovery podcaster is by Author, Roger Stark, and his Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain: A Recovery GPS: How to find your path to Recovery and not get lost along the way . . . . with Irwin Morse.

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The tool of self-destruction so effectively wielded by the addict is his own mind. The addict takes a perfectly good brain and, by relying on thinking errors, rationalization, justification, and every form of denial known to man, creates an addict where a person used to be.

“Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain” reviews the return journey from addict land, the learning of how to leave our thinking errors behind. Written around the recovery story of one man from alcohol and sex addiction, clinical notes, and comments appear throughout the story helping the reader to understand this baffling disease. Addicts report being able to see their own behaviors that were previously hidden from them when they are manifest in someone else. Reading George’s (the book’s addicted character) story and misadventures creates ‘aha’ moments of understanding that can open the doors to recovery.

This is definitely a “How To” book. George presents his “legs of a stool” analogy that eloquently describes the needed steps to recovery. The clinician’s voice adds step by step directions on how to gain the key ‘Skills of Recovery.”

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So these are a few of the bestselling recovery authors as I also add new books to my recovery blog’s Recovery Writers Unite! Great Recovery Reads page. So stop by there any time when looking for new recovery books & the fine authors who write them! You will be inspired and “Stick With The Winners!”

Author and In Recovery Columnist of “The Author’s Cafe”  ~  Catherine Townsend-Lyon

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Lyon Book Promotion News, Updates and Events of Our Fine Authors.

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Welcome Readers and Friends! I have so much to share about some of our fantastic authors and their books. I enjoy keeping readers updated with the many events, news, and promo happenings with the authors I have the HONOR of Promoting.

Let’s start with my good buddy Author, Ronald E. Yates and the fabulous news of his 2016 “New Apple Summer E-Book Awards MEDALIST WINNER for Book Two of his amazing action packed adventures of his  “Billy Battles Trilogy!” . .  .  .

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The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles

by Ronald E. Yates

The Finding Billy Battles trilogy tells the amazing story of a man who is born in 1860 and who dies in 1960. In between Billy lives an improbable and staggering life of adventure, peril, transgression, and redemption. Then Billy mysteriously disappears. For several decades his family has no idea where he is or what he is doing.

Finally, with his life coming to an end, Billy resurfaces in an old soldiers’ home in Leavenworth, Kansas. It is there when he is 98 that he meets his 12-year-old great-grandson and bequeaths his journals and his other property to him — though he is not to receive them until he is much older.

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Publishing House: Xlibris
Author’s Website: http://ronaldyatesbooks.com/
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What wonderful news and “Congratulate” Ron for this accomplishment. I just finished Book Two myself and will be placing my reviews very soon! Ron did an exceptional job with his trilogy and I can not wait for the Book Three. Here is a wee bit more about Ron. You can see all the Winners, including Ron here 2016 Summer New Apple E-Book Award.

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About Author, Ronald E. Yates:

Ronald E. Yates is an author of historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and highly-acclaimed Finding Billy Battles trilogy. His extraordinarily accurate books have captivated fans from around the world who applaud his ability to blend fact and fiction.

Ron is a former foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Illinois where he was also the Dean of the College of Media.

His book, “The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles,” is the second in his Finding Billy Battles trilogy of novels and was published in June 2016. The first book in the trilogy,“Finding Billy Battles,” was published in 2014. He is currently working on Book #3 of the trilogy with an intended publication date in spring or early summer 2017.

Ron has been a presenting author at the Kansas Book Festival and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, among other venues. He is also the author of The Kikkoman Chronicles: A Global Company with A Japanese Soul, published by McGraw-Hill. Other books includeAboard the Tokyo Express: A Foreign Correspondent’s Journey through Japan, a collection of columns translated into Japanese, as well as three journalism textbooks: The Journalist’s Handbook, International Reporting and Foreign Correspondents, andBusiness and Financial Reporting in a Global Economy.


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Before leaving the world of professional journalism where he toiled 25 years, Ron lived and worked in Japan, Southeast Asia, and both Central and South America where he covered several history-making events including the fall of South Vietnam and Cambodia; the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing; and wars and revolutions in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala, among other places

His work as a war correspondent resulted in several awards, including the Inter-American Press Association’s Tom Wallace Award for coverage of Central and South America; the Peter Lisagor Award from the Society of Professional Journalists; three Edward Scott Beck Awards for International Reporting, and three Pulitzer nominations.

Ron is a proud graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas and a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in the Army Security Agency.

Come connect with Ron on Social Media and you can visit his website for more about his trilogy and purchase his books!

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Now next author has been getting herself ALL OVER THE PLACE lately! She is in PW Weekly Magazine, Booklife, and received a 4+ Star Book Review from Online Book Club.org! And if you have NOT read her fabulous “Hot Steamy Romance Thriller” yet? OH MY are you missing out on this new novel release titled; “BEHIND The DOOR” and the book reviews are pouring in.

PR.Com has just published her ‘Press Release’ all about this prolific romance thriller Author, A. (Adriana) Gavazonni as she  works on the follow-up. Here is more about Adriana and her new novel!

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“Behind the Door” – the New Book from Writer A. Gavazzoni is More Than a Psychological Erotic Thriller, It’s the Perfect Blend of Mystery, Sensuality, and Intelligence.

New York, NY, July 06, 2016 –(PR.com)– “Behind The Door” brings to the table – or the chaise longue – mystery, romance, and humor, packed with high doses of eroticism.

A.Gavazzoni debuts with the page-turner, heart-racer book “Behind The Door.” This thriller novel is full of mystery with the death of Lara, a beautiful architect, at lawyer Mark’s hands during a sex game. For Mark’s defense – Carl – his defense attorney – hires Simone, a renowned psychiatrist specialist in sexual behavior, to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. Taboos are exposed, and the readers learn about Mark’s steamy yearlong affair with Lara, through his memoirs.

While studying Mark’s memoirs, Simone continues to treat her psychiatric patients and researching for her next book, while her attraction to the enigmatic lawyer increases. As the readers move from chapter to chapter, the normalcy in Simone’s life ends when a serial killer starts torturing and killing women in her town, and new details from Lara’s and Mark’s life unveil to show the readers this underground, not-so-talked-about lifestyle of the rich and influential people.

Many mind-twisting chapters and surprising detours lay ahead of the reader who chooses to adventure themselves into the world of “Behind The Door.”

Come Connect With The Author Here:

Learn more about the writer. Visit the Author’s Website.
Buy the Book On Amazon.
Visit the Facebook Fan Page.
Visit the Twitter page.

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NEW BOOK Release by Author, Diane Olsen and we welcome her to Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions! Her amazing book will have you looking at Religion and Human Creation in a much different and unique way her book:

 

‘Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion’

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About The Book:

“In order to enjoy this book, you may have to suspend current beliefs since some of the concepts may seem quite foreign at first. Hopefully, you will find precious gems to take with you.”

What if monotheism always existed, and revelations were given to all human forms. There are hints to that effect. We should not assume primitive peoples were not smart enough to grasp the concept of a single Creator!

Too often we tweak religion to reflect our personal thoughts, rather than dealing directly with the Word of God. Today monotheism is represented by at least nine living faiths, yet praying to God alone is not enough, for many. Instead, we pray to Prophets, angels, saints, ancestors, deities, and the universe.

This creates a chain of “Paths” and “Ways” which become stained by human desires for control and material benefits. And as darkness and materialism overtake one Faith, another is born, through the intervention of the Holy Spirit, clothed in a different form, with a new name, and very familiar teachings.

Monotheism can be visualized as a chain linking prehistory and history, entwined with human additions, wisps and twists that produce an undulating, ultimate Yin and Yang. This constant interaction of complementary, as well as conflicting, forces and energies, exhibits both organic unity and dynamism even war. Those who suspect there is a unified core of basic beliefs should enjoy “Ancient Way’s”  .  .   .   .

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About The Author:

Diane Olsen, prolific writer and first-time indie author of her debut book release titled; “Ancient Ways:The Roots of Religion.” Her book is thought provoking and an informative look at the development and evolution of religion throughout time and a well-considered concept – the idea of a connective thread of monotheistic faith throughout the history from the birth of human creation.

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado she now lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Diane was an Undergrad at Colorado State University Ft. Collins: Pre-vet med, Anthropology, then attended and received her BA and MA at the University of Montana, Missoula: Anthropology, Archaeology, and Paleontology. She was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two years.

Diane has proudly raised two sons Andrew and Gavin, has four grandsons Dylan, Brayden, AJ, and Asher. She is an animal lover and enjoys living in Washington State with her two girls, (doggies) “Ladybug and Charlie” along with two ancient “retired” Zebra, finches, one African Blackfooted Cat. She has raised sheep and goats and about 40 other species of critter over the decades.

Diane enjoys writing, reading good books and cooking. A few of her favorite books are ‘The Book of Certitude (Kitab-i-Iqan), The Upanishads, and The Great Initiates.’

Connect with Diane on Twitter @Author_Dolsen
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And lastly? A reminder that we have several Book Promos going on as well. One for Author, Steve Hauptman and his Book One of “The Monkey Trap” Series right here on  Amazon & Kindle Store

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AND? Right Now our Author, Nancy LaPointe’s E-Book titled; “Living in God’s Rest: At Peace in a Chaotic World” is now only  $3.99 with all 5-Star Reviews on  Amazon Kindle!

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REVIEWS:

Amazing, true to the Word of God book!

“Thank you, Nancy LaPointe, for sharing your life and Christ’s wisdom. This book is a blessing! I’m hoping your write more! Highly Recommend.”

Very insightful read

“This book makes you rethink your position on why you feel the way you feel. It provides wonderful methodology for finding peace in your life amidst the turmoil. Love this author and hope she has more books forthcoming.”

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HAPPY FALL READING FRIENDS!!

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Author News and Updates of Lyon Book Promotions Fine Authors. We Have The BEST!

Hello Readers, Authors, and Visitors,

We have some awesome news and updates of some of our Fine Authors we promote! I am aways elated when GOOD things happen for all my author friends. So here are a few updates you may be interested to know about  .  .  .  .   .

REVIEW NEWS of Author, A. Gavazonni and her “Steamy Hot Romance Thriller!

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Official Review: Behind The Door by A.Gavazzoni

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THE official OnlineBookClub.org review of “Behind The Door” by A.Gavazzoni.]

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4 out of 4 stars


Review by klbradley



Behind the Door is a romance/thriller novel written by A. Gavazzoni and published in July of 2016. Although this is her first novel, Gavazzoni does not disappoint with this new sense of eroticism mixed with a thrill factor. In the start of the novel, we are introduced to Simone- a psychologist specializing in sexual behavior disorders. Simone is sought out by Carl, a New York attorney who is asking for her help. Carl explains that his client/friend is facing a murder charge from a sex game gone bad. In order to help Simone get a true feel of the relationship shared by the deceased woman, Lara, and Carl’s client, Mark, she is given a journal to read from Mark’s perspective on the relationship. While Simone is trying to focus on her work and helping Carl, she soon finds herself involved with helping another friend/colleague with information pertaining to a serial killer in town.

Behind the Door is nothing like what is usually found in erotic novels, as this is as un-cliché as it gets. From the first page, I felt pulled in as a reader. The amount of suspense that comes along with reading this novel is unlike anything I have come across so far. Throughout the novel, the sequence would take turns from being “Current day,” which is Simone’s life as she is reading, to Mark’s journal, which is full of past events about his relationship with Lara. Reading about the relationship shared by Lara and Mark was totally consuming, mainly because it was written to feel completely real, and unexaggerated. We learn why Lara has turned to sex in the way that she has, and why Mark feels drawn to her in return.

I was pleasantly surprised to see how true and realistic the legal terminology is expressed in this novel, and upon further research into the author, I discovered that she is a professor of law as well as an attorney. Often while reading stories with legal involvement, I find information to be presented as unlikely and “made for television.” This was not the case with Behind the Door. Gavazzoni shows great talent with writing thriller novels, as well as the romantic/erotic genre.

Errors in the novel were very minimal, and I feel as though they were mostly errors with my digital copy, such as an extra space between words, or a random page break. The book seemed edited well, aside from a few minor errors. There is also a need for reader discretion for this book, as the sexual content and language portrayed is for a mature audience only.

As a fan of thriller and erotic genres, it’s no surprise that this novel was able to capture and hold my attention, but I feel like it could do the same for others as well. I can easily say that it takes a lot for a novel to come across as unpredictable to me, but I can say without a doubt that Behind the Door does. Because of the constant surprise and intense interest, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend this book for others who enjoy a good thriller, and obviously don’t mind some rather unconventional sex.

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NOW, up next is a fantastic Action/Adventure writer who’s “Billy Battles Trilogy” is ‘knocking the socks off readers and reviewers on Amazon and Amazon Kindle. AND? Here is some exciting news for Author, Ronald E. Yates!

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Congrats to Ronald E Yates as he made Finalist for  A DIAMOND BOOK AWARD !!

Diamond Book Awards

The Top Five Nominations for The Diamond Book Award

I can’t believe we’ve got there already folks! All the reviews for the first year of the Diamond Book Awards are complete. There were twenty-five submissions, but only twelve were accepted. Selecting the top five from those twelve was a grueling exercise; far harder than I imagined it would be. From the five I’ve chosen, it must be said… All of them hold equal weight for the DBA. . . .

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ronald E. Yates is an author of historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and highly-acclaimed Finding Billy Battles trilogy. His extraordinarily accurate books have captivated fans from around the world who applaud his ability to blend fact and fiction.

Ron is a former foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Illinois where he was also the Dean of the College of Media.

His book, “The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles,” is the second in his Finding Billy Battles trilogy of novels and was published in June 2016. The first book in the trilogy, “Finding Billy Battles,” was published in 2014. He is currently working on Book #3 of the trilogy with an intended publication date in spring or early summer 2017.

 

The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles by Ronald E Yates

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Books one and Two are now available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle


ABOUT THE AWARD:

IMG_20160317_1357361_rewindAt the end of each year, KC Books & Music will present the exclusive, Diamond Book Awards!

This prestigious award is not one that can be copied and pasted. It is an actual physical award in the form of a diamond-shaped crystal paperweight professionally engraved and comes complete with gift box. (Photo of actual award to the left)

The book chosen will be selected from the top five books entered in the competition. The top five nominations will be presented to a panel of judges and they will vote on the winning book. The winning author is notified, and the award will be delivered to them, as well as acknowledgments on this site and more.

The Diamond Book Award program runs from the beginning of March through October. Final entries must be in by the beginning of August. The top five nominations are announced in September. The Award is presented in October.

For up-to-date information on the Diamond Book Awards, including which reviews are DBA reviews, news of the final five nominations for the award, and when the award will be given out, sign up to receive the KC Newsletter!

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  • Kevin: Author, Avid Reader/Reviewer. Loves fantasy, drama, sci-fi, poetry, memoirs, and young adult fiction. As a former educator also likes children’s books.
  • Harriet: Mommy to two furry creatures, Avid Reader. Loves historical/period drama, mystery, and romance.
  • Kate: Professional Editor, Award-Winning Journalist, Avid Reader/Reviewer. Loves ex-pat stories, dystopian, suspense/crime/thrillers, and contemporary literary fiction.
  • Helen: Counsellor, Avid Reader. Loves psychological thrillers/horror, and non-fiction.  

If your book has received at least three proper five-star reviews on Amazon, or you have already received a five-star review on this site and are interested in entering your book for this award, use the form below. Your book must be recent: Published within the last 12 months from the beginning of each award year. If you are successful: 

I will BUY your kindle book from Amazon, and leave REVIEWS on KC Books & Music, Amazon, and Goodreads! Your book will then be considered for nomination to the top five books from which the winner will be chosen by the panel.


GO ENTER YOUR BOOK TODAY!! 

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Next is a soon Fantastic Book Promo for Book One of “The Monkeytraps Book Series! By Author, Steve Hauptman and book one ABOUT? Control. It can become an Addiction in your Life  .   .   .    .


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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Something’s missing from your life. This much you know.

But did you know you may be looking for it in the wrong place?

The book is about a problem disguised as a solution, an idea that shapes and drives us all:

Control.

It’s about the universal urge to make reality meet our expectations. How this urge becomes an addiction, wrecking lives and relationships. How it leads to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, broken marriages, and dysfunctional parenting.

In this book you’ll learn:

  • Why everyone is addicted to control
  • How this addiction causes most — if not all — of our emotional problems
  • How to listen to feelings instead of controlling them

Filled with actionable insights you can start using today, Monkeytraps is a must-read for anyone seeking happiness, healthier relationships, and more peace of mind.
NOW Available on:  Amazon Kindle – Promo Starts 9/16/16  . . . . .

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Steve Hauptman is a Gestalt-trained, Buddhist-flavored therapist who has practiced on Long Island for twenty years. He graduated from Adelphi University’s School of Social Work, trained at the Gestalt Center of Long Island, and specializes in a unique control-centered approach that integrates elements of psychodynamic, Gestalt, cognitive-behavioral and family systems theory in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addictions, dual disorders, codependency and relationship problems.

A leader of Interactive Therapy groups, he is also a cartoonist and creator of the blogs Monkeytraps: A blog about control, Monkey House (a forum for discussing control issues), and Bert’s Therapy: Adventures of an Inner Monkey. Visit my blog:  Monkeytraps | We’re all monkeys on this bus.
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So there are a few exciting updates and author news about some of our Fine Author and their Books! To learn ALL the happenings, go visit my  ” Our Lyon Book Promo News, Promos, and Events Page Today!

“Presented By Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions of Author, Catherine Lyon”

Congrats To Author, Jodi A. Wright on All Her Book Awards! How Many?

What can be a better feeling than your first published book in your hands? How about many, many Book Awards! Congrats Jodi A. Wright ….

 

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It sometimes takes the craft of being a writer with a beautiful imagination to create an Award Winning Book. That is exactly what New Zealand Author, J. A. Wright has done with her new release titled; “How To Grow An Addict.”  Here are some of the awards she has won so far. So, you know her book is fantastic.

How to Grow an Addict: a novel (She Writes Press)

2016 Bronze Medal – Literary Fiction (IPPY) Independent Publisher Book Awards
2016 International Book Awards – Winner in Addiction & Recovery
2016 Winner NIEA Awards – Addiction & Recovery
2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award – Finalist for General Fiction
2015 USA Best Book Awards – Finalist for General Fiction
2015 Best Book of year – Redbook

Like many authors and writers, Jodi does have a day job. She works and helps put on the The New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival … (This is their Facebook page.) Check out their  website here: NW Jazz and Blues Festival  She is also a mom and lives life in recovery like myself. So Let’s learn more about her writing and an excerpt share of her award-winning book

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Targeted Age Group: Women

 

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?

I wanted to write a book that accurately reflects the impact a dysfunctional family can have on a sensitive child. I know many recovering drug addicts and alcoholics who lived in a state of despair for years before hitting bottom and getting help. Most of them came from a family similar to the one outlined in my novel. I’ve been in recovery from drug addiction for more than 30 years, and I’ve had for the past fifteen I could (should) write a story that non-users could relate to, and that problem drinkers and drug users could identify with.

How Did You Come up With Your Characters?

This might sound weird, but a few of them came to me. I think Randall began talking to me years before I began writing about her. Some of the other characters, such as her father, are based on men I’ve known throughout my life (unfortunately).


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*Book Sample of  ~ 
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Excerpt from Chapter 10

Aunt Flo got married again in February of 1989, only this time she married a man with “real money,” according to Dad. Arnold Smythe and Aunt Flo had a Valentine’s Day wedding at a fancy yacht club not far from his house in Malibu. It took an hour and a half for us to get there. That’s an hour and a half of Dad driving while swigging from a fifth of Jack Daniels and listening to his favorite Waylon Jennings cassette so loud that it was almost impossible for me to talk to Mom about why I shaved my legs even though she’d told me not to. I’d been asking her for months about shaving because I knew lots of girls who were thirteen who shaved their legs and underarms, and some who even shaved their privates. I begged Mom to let me shave and even made her have a close look at my legs one day, outside in the sunshine, but she said there wasn’t enough hair on them to shave off. She told me to rub my legs with lotion.

I tried the lotion but it didn’t do much to hide the hairs, and although I did my best to ignore it, I found myself thinking about it all the time. Sometimes at school, I’d sneak off to the bathroom just to have a look at what was happening with my leg hairs. On the morning of the wedding, I found ten new little black hairs on my right shin. I thought about plucking them out like I’d done to the ones on my left leg, but there wasn’t time, so I used Dad’s razor while I was in the bathroom. I’d watched Dad shave a few times, so I knew I was supposed to put shaving cream on my skin first, but the shaving cream can was empty so I just used water. It took forever for the bleeding to stop, and even though I put flesh-colored Band-Aids on the seven or eight places where my skin had come off, red was showing through them. Mom noticed right away. She yelled at me most of the morning. “I went to a lot of trouble and spent a lot of money on that beautiful dress you have on. Now no one is going to notice because they’ll be too distracted by your bloody shin.”

The outfit Mom bought for me was a bright yellow satin midi dress, complete with shoulder pads and puffed sleeves. She got it because she thought it matched the purple satin mini-dress she’d bought for herself. Dad was supposed to wear the tuxedo she rented for him but he didn’t. Instead, he wore his black jeans and cowboy boots and put a brown suit jacket on, but only after Mom insisted he wear one. Aunt Flo gave Dad a dirty look when she saw him and mentioned something about his bad dress sense and bad manners. She loved my outfit, though, said it was a nice style for me. “Not many people can wear lemon yellow as well as you. And with those beautiful earrings you look like a princess.” She also liked my red headband and lip gloss, and she didn’t mention my Band-Aids.

A few people did ask me about my leg, and I told them about a stray dog that had attacked me when I was taking the garbage out the night before. I think they believed me. Even if they didn’t, after my second glass of champagne, I didn’t care. I was dancing by myself next to the bar when I saw Mom motion me over to the reception hall kitchen area. “You promised to help me pass out wedding cake, remember?” she said. “Sure Mom, I’m only here to serve,” I laughed.

I winked at Mom as I picked up two plates of wedding cake and tucked little forks under the cake like she suggested. I was about to walk out to the reception hall to pass them out when I heard her say, “Don’t forget the napkins—and why are you so happy? Have you been drinking?”  “Just the glass of champagne Aunt Flo gave me for the toast,” I lied.

Mom gave me her half-grin, eyebrows-up stare, the one she always gave me when she was upset with me, but I didn’t respond. Instead, I picked up a third plate and placed it a bit higher up on my forearm and pretended I was one of the Denny’s waitresses I often admired—the ones who could carry four or five plates at one time, cradling them all the way up their arms. I was doing a pretty good job passing out cake until I slipped and dropped a piece at the feet of Aunt Flo’s maid of honor, Helen, and it got all over her silver shoes. While I was stooped over trying to pick up the cake, I heard Helen tell Aunt Flo that I was either drunk or a complete spastic and that I shouldn’t be allowed to hand out anything.

“I’m sorry, Helen, the plate just slipped out of my hand,” I said.
The next second Mom came running out from the kitchen with a dish towel and bent down to wipe the icing from Helen’s shoes. Helen told her to stop and took over cleaning her own shoes. “You should attend to your daughter. She doesn’t look well,” Helen said. Mom pushed me into the ladies’ room. “What’s wrong with you? No one gets drunk from one little glass of champagne. You’d better not let your dad see you in this condition,” she said.
“He’s too wasted to notice,” I replied. “He might be, but I’m not,” she said.

She made me splash water on my face and said I needed to get something in my stomach, including a cup of coffee.
The buffet table had so many different types of food on it that I couldn’t decide what to eat, so I just stared at the chicken until Mom jerked the plate from my hand, said something about hating being a mother sometimes, and then piled as much food as she could onto it before handing it back to me and telling me to eat every last bite. I took a seat at a table occupied by a really old man who seemed to be asleep. A few seconds later, Mom walked up behind me with a cup of coffee.

“I put three sugars in it, so drink it all. I’ll check on you later, but I need to get back to your dad before he drinks the bar dry,” she said. It took me a while to eat the potato salad, corn on the cob, prime rib, and roasted chicken, but I did. I also finished the half bottle of beer someone had left on the table  …
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More About The Author:

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J.A. Wright was raised in the Pacific Northwest and moved to New Zealand in 1990. With more than thirty years in recovery from drug addiction, she’s been crafting her debut novel How to Grow an Addict for years.

How to Grow an Addict is J.A. Wright’s debut novel. Named best book of 2015 by Redbook/Good Housekeeping magazine and a finalist in both the 2015 USA Best Book Awards and 2015 Foreward Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award and a Bronze winner in the 2016 IPPY Awards for Literary Fiction. (And a few more above).

How did you decide how to publish your books?

I’d been working for years on a way to write a realistic account of how a family that isn’t quite right can influence and nurture an addiction in a child. My hope is that people who read it will gain a better understanding of how a misfit and sensitive child can easily get into more trouble than she ever intended.


What do you think about the future of book publishing?

It’s scary and exciting. I’m not always sure what to do or who to approach for promotional help. Entering writing contests has benefitted me and my novel How to Grow an Addict and has joined various online support networks. But there is so much out there about how to publish and promote and hard to understand which way to go.


What do you use?
: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers

What genres do you write?: Fiction, Faction

What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print

 

Website(s)
J.A. Wright Home Page Link
Link To J.A. Wright Page On Amazon

Your Social Media Links
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Where To Purchase Her Award-Winning Novel:


Links to Purchase Print Books

Buy How to Grow an Addict. a novel Print Edition at Amazon
Buy How to Grow an Addict. a novel Print Edition at Barnes and Noble


Links to Purchase eBooks
– Click links for book samples and reviews

Buy How to Grow an Addict. a novel On Amazon
Buy How to Grow an Addict. a novel on Barnes and Noble/Nook
Buy How to Grow an Addict. a novel on Kobo

 


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