Even After The End Of A Rainbow? You Have To Take A Break For Some Solitude, Some Writing, and Some TLC…THEN? An Inspiring Message By Author, Tony Roberts.

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Even though I am blessed to be working from home for my business, many are having to be forced to do so due to this pandemic of COVID-19 …And being isolated as we are is not a normal way to live life. Look, I get that, but, if staying at home means that it could help save lives?  I would choose LIFE over making a BUCK. (Of course, just my own opinion)…

Today everyone is talking about “DO WE OPEN”? or DO WE STAY CLOSED?

The news media outlets are putting a spin on just about every piece of information about this pandemic when it comes out and I don’t know about you, but I am so tired of it. I see how it makes everyone on edge, moody, and I need a break from it all.

“Even After The End Of A Rainbow? You Have To Take A Break”

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I write this because I am ready to take some time off.  Yes, “The Rainbow” is how I feel  being blessed to work from home and love doing what I do to help other authors, but after book marketing, promoting and consulting for many from October 2013 to now with no time off?  The time seems right to do so.

We already don’t watch much news or TV as it just raises my anxiety over this pandemic and since my work is done through some media, social media, and the internet, I see all the articles and heartbreaking stories of families losing loved ones from this virus. Then you have those who are screaming that they are not getting the financial help from the government, so businesses want to open and seem to not CARE that it could make this virus spread even more?

YUP, this Cat is ready for a Mental, Emotional, Well-Being Break!

 

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I hope to back by late July or August 2020 and I’ll have some fresh and exciting things to come back and share with all my friends, authors, writers, and visitors! Like a name change that I will share as I’ll be adding more services but backing off on the actual promoting side of things.

“Lyon Literary Consulting Services” can help authors from the time your manuscript has the last word written in it through publishing and beyond! So make sure you stop by often as I will be sharing my author friends and a few updates till then!

I am happy to share my dear friend and fellow author, Tony Roberts who has a post up that shares what this cat has been feeling about journaling and getting back to writing!

I know you will enjoy it and be uplifted through Tony’s words and inspired! … xoxox
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(Stop by and read other amazing posts written by Tony on “Delight in Disorder”…}

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A Burning Fire; A Wisp of Smoke

 

Writing, then, was a substitute for myself: if you don’t love me, love my writing & love me for my writing. It is also much more: a way of ordering and reordering the chaos of experience. ― Sylvia PlathThe Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

 

I keep a daily journal of happenings in my life. Some of these things emerge in my public writing. Literary quotes. Character sketches. Story outlines. You will also find less assuming material in my journals. Financial profiles. Schedules. Contact information. To call these daily journals is generous at best. Sometimes weeks go by without a single entry. Then I’ll go on a binge and nearly fill a book in a week.

If my journal could speak in those gaps, it would cry out in anguish, wail in sorrow, moan in despair. But the pages are blank. Like my mind. Unborn words. Aborted sentences. Silent stories. Flannery O’Connor once said,

I write to discover what I know.

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When I don’t write, I can’t think. This is one reason I’ve found such delight in chatting. I write much better than I talk. It’s not that I can be more impressive, but more authentic. There is a direct vein from my fingers to my heart that pumps life into my words which represent me better than what comes out of my mouth.

I have never been one to keep a private diary. On the contrary, I am eager to be read, for people to like what I write, to be liked for what I write. I want people to find meaning in the way I string words together, knit sentence after sentence, stitch a story quilt that is not only beautiful, but will keep them warm in an often bitter cold world.

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A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.  ― Vincent van Gogh.

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Writing is a blessing and a curse. I am blessed to work alone, on my own schedule. And sometimes I am cursed with loneliness. As I write, I stare at the blank screen, my fingers hovering over the keyboard, searching for something inspired to say. At times the words flow.  But not tonight. Tonight they are buried in a forest of wispy metaphors and burned-out analogies.

van Gogh’s analogy about the fire burning within works for me at least two levels. The fire is both the passion to create and the dangerous drive to destroy. Creativity sparks my lit desire to make sense of a nonsensical world. Even when no one finds warmth in its flames. Even if it is only viewed as a vaporous puff.

On another level, the fire is self-destructive. Moving with no clear path, ravishing my mind, slashing through my relationships, burning out my desire. No one stops to absorb my heat, contain my flames. They see little else than a faint, indistinct cloud.

It is a celebrated fact that van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime. Some see this as a testament to futility. Maybe he should have given up and become a house painter to better earn his keep. Some say this points to society’s failure to recognize genius. It is a tragic shame we only acknowledge an artist’s worth after his or her untimely death.

I instead choose to look at it from the perspective of Vincent’s patron, his brother Theo. Theo van Gogh was an art dealer who absolutely adored his older brother. Not only did he make it financially possible for Vincent to pursue the art of painting with his whole heart, Theo was also generous with his praise and encouragement for his brother to see to his health.

Vincent wrote many letters to Theo (see The Letters of Vincent van Gogh) expressing his views on art, nature, God, friendship. This work is a thick brush stroke of simple beauty, such as this line Vincent directed solely at Theo,

 

… money can be repaid, but not kindness such as yours.

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Success such as van Gogh’s is not measured in receiving popular acclaim, but in the loving appreciation of one person. This makes all the difference in the world. It makes all the difference for the world.

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Author – Writer SpotLight on Tony Roberts of “Delight in Disorder ...

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

“I  first sensed a calling to be a writer at the age of nine when I composed my first poem, “Ode to My Pet Rock.”

I was born and raised in the Hoosier heartland just south of Indianapolis. I grew up worshiping high school basketball and once had the honor of playing in a televised “game of the week.”

I went to Hanover College (alma mater of both Mike Pence and Woody Harrelson – go figure). After many detours into sex, drugs, and more folk rock than roll, I wound up at seminary and became a pastor. It was then that symptoms of depression and mania culminated in a psychotic episode that became pivotal in my life, for better and for worse.

After graduating from Hanover, I obtained an Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. While there, I did ministry assignments at a state hospital for persons with developmental disabilities, as well as at a women’s prison, and a inner-city hospital.

I served two decades as a solo pastor. I then shifted to writing, speaking, and leading small groups. In March of 2014, I published my spiritual memoir, Delight in Disorder: Ministry, Madness, Mission. Having served in pastoral ministry and gone mad, it’s now my mission to bridge the gap between faith communities and the mental health world.

I now live in Columbus, Indiana, with supportive family and faithful friends who keep me honest and encourage me to be who God created me to be. My greatest earthly delights are my four children and two grandchildren, with one more on the way. “The soul is healed by being with children.” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) Book is available on Amazon …

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Delight in Disorder: Ministry, Madness, Mission: Tony E. Roberts ...

 

 

Popular Life Coach & Award-Winning Author Maureen Scanlon Comes Back to Business Talk Radio This May to Share ‘Living Your Best Life According to Your Furry Pets.’

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Popular Arizona Life Coach Maureen Scanlon turned author knows a little something about how to help people live a happier and more meaningful life.

What is so unique about Maureen? It is she incorporates what she has learned through research, experiences while working with her furry pets and has applied these amazing techniques and knowledge within her practice and coaching. But she has also shared it in a fun little book titled “My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am.”

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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 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 relaxing in Mesa, Az with her husband, Dennis, and her furry babies, Jade (Chihuahua) and Brodie, (Australian Shepherd). She is also the mother of three adult children and grandmother to three grandchildren whom she adores.

Now she is coming back on Business Talk Radio for three new segments to share more amazing life and career advice with their listeners. She will share her next book project that is almost to the finish line! These new segments will be geared around relationships, updates by Maureen and much more!

Happens on Business Talk Radio1 -Studio 1 for three new on-air live shows beginning May 1st, May, 15th and again on May 29th, 2020.

Studio One

Each date starts at 1:30 PM Pacific 4:30 PM Eastern. Readers can listen to each segment LIVE by visiting here https://businesstalkradio1.com/ Studio 1 …Again she will be discussing different topics for each segment and will share more about her current award-winning book “My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am.”

Maureen is currently writing her second to this series and will share her writing progress, share life advice, and the professional challenges with the current COVID-19 pandemic impacting many employees, businesses, our finances and how our lives will look moving forward. Readers won’t want to miss these informative shows…

Visit her here on Goodreads and Event Page for more details.

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Business Talk Radio1 specializes in helping companies big and small develop a meaningful radio presence that compliments their web presence while expanding the audiences they reach. They strive to save you money at the same time, by being smart about the way we buy media, and transparent about where every dollar you spend is going.)

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NOW A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM Maureen and her FURRY BABIES

How “My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am”…During Quarantine

From A FURRY BABY:

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  1. If my dog mommy wants to take lots of naps, that’s fine with me, it’s what I do all day in many different places
  2. If mommy wants to binge-watch that big box with pictures on it, I love to snuggle so let’s do this!
  3. When mommy and dog daddy take me for my 10th walk of the day to get outside, I still get excited because there’s lots of new smells every-time!
  4. When I get another treat for being such a good boy/girl, I joyfully take it even if I’m full and may need to eat mommy’s grass to feel better
  5. As mom starts yet another project, I will be curious and get right in the middle so she knows I support her creativity
  6. When mommy goes potty, I will be sure to keep her company and watch like she does for me
  7. If mommy wants to dress me up in the silly outfits, I will let her because she tells me I’m soooooo pretty
  8. Now that I get baths so often, I’ll be sure to shake off water real good so mommy can cool off with me
  9. I will take out every toy in my box so mommy can pick out her favorite too
  10. I will go where she goes, rest when she rests, and try to bring smiles and laughter every day because..that’s my purpose and I’m so enlightened!!

 

-Maureen Scanlon, Author, and Life Coach

My book is available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle!

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Meet New Author, Blogger, and Advocate Deb Morgan. Deb Is One of Several Writers and Authors Chosen To Share Her Story In “Simply Amazing Women” Book Series Releasing This May 2020.

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Meet my amazing friend Deb Morgan! She is about to become a first-time author and what a way to share her first published book and one full chapter of overcoming and encouraging other women to do the same within “Simply Amazing Women” Book Two of the book series published by former co-host of the Howard Stern show and current owner and talk show host for WMAP Radio Host K. C. Armstrong.

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“My name is Debra Morgan. I was born in Colorado and now live in Oregon. I am  55, married have 2 children, a daughter, and a son and 6 grandchildren. I am a Fibromyalgia survivor and I do not use that word lightly knowing that people I know and love now or have died from this insidious disease are reasons enough for me.

I was diagnosed with CFS in 1994 and Fibromyalgia along with IC in 2005. This diagnosis came because of the beginning of severe pain and other issues.  I am writing a book on my life with Fibro hoping that it will help reach people and help them to do what I do and live with fibro on their own terms. I now advocate and I support other people going through this by sharing what I learned and the skills and knowledge in surviving and even thriving despite living with Fibromyalgia.”

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Deb and I met through another mutual friend of ours and we love and began network together on “The Recovery Side of Things” and love to banter on social media with one another but we are serious about our ‘Recovery and we are Warriors’ as we have maintained recovery from addiction long-term. Who says you can’t have fun living life maintaining recovery? Deb and I “Live Life Fully” no matter what health challenges we face and what I love about her! Especially when we joke about getting older and getting more memory loss!! LOL.

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I was so happy and proud when Deb told me she was chosen along with 12 other women from interviews K.C. had done with many women to write a chapter about what she has had to overcome, as each author shares and have written what they have had to endure and overcome in their lives. It is an inspirational, encouraging, and empowering read as these women share in each chapter.

Now, Deb and I both enjoy blogging and she has given us a preview of a new blog post she has up now on her blog called Deb-Spot.  I have shared some of her new blog-post at the bottom for those of you who may suffer or have Fibro or mental health challenges. I encourage you to visit her blog and read the whole post. Deb has a way of writing about her feelings and thoughts of her challenges so eloquently.

Here is more about the new book soon to release and can be pre-ordered now and sent when released through Barnes and Noble Pre-orders for Simply Amazing Women!

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ABOUT THE BOOK: “Simply Amazing Women”

Life After Heartbreak: 13 inspiring examples to encourage and inspire you

Simply Amazing Women continues celebrity radio host K. C. Armstrong’s theme of human resiliency. Each of his13 interviews showcases a woman who courageously faced severe challenges and ultimately used the experience for the benefit of others. It’s not just about being a survivor; it’s about surviving to ease the path of people facing their own life challenges: addiction, discrimination, poverty, violence, and more.

Armstrong (formerly of the Howard Stern Show) uses his own background of self-destruction and poor choices to weave together excerpts of aired interviews taken from his WMAP Radio station. The diverse chapters and Armstrong’s commentary offer examples of hope, compassion, and forgiveness. Armstrong himself has turned his life around and has dedicated his remaining years to encouraging others to make whatever adjustments are necessary to obtain their own redemption, understanding, and inner peace. The upbeat message is one of belief in one’s own power to handle whatever life brings-with dignity and resolve.

Following his best-seller Simply Amazing, Special Author’s Edition (2019) Simply Amazing Women is published to celebrate and honor our mothers and grandmothers: women of strength, passion, and wisdom.

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(First-time Author Deb Morgan Resides outside Eugene, Oregon.)

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I started this blog post when COVID-19 was dropped into the world’s life and we Americans began to feel it in a painful way. The thoughts of what goes through my mind as someone who has Bipolar Disorder continues to change each and every day and more often during this time of stress and extreme sadness.

As it does on a daily basis by mind never stops talking or remembering songs or coming up with something else I need to do. I wish that I could get my mind to just shut up for a minute. When depressive circumstances are present the noise in my head begins to sound like a low whisper, never leaving, never slowing but as if a prayer of some sort it quiets as it changes and saddens.

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In depression, no amount of cheerleading, self -help books, or inspirational sticky notes on the bathroom mirror can overcome the power of its grasp. I feel as though I am drowning, and no one is throwing me a life preserver, but I have no idea that there are none, and I better remember how to swim real quick.

 

“I will be stronger than my sadness.” ― Jasmine Warga

I hope and encourage you to visit her blog and read the “rest of her story”… You may connect with Author, Deb Morgan on social media too! FACEBOOK  – TWITTER.

More about the soon to release book is now on BookLife also available soon on Amazon Books online, Pre-orders for Simply Amazing Women!

Special Report Courtesy of The NY Times: Linda Tripp, Key Figure in Clinton Impeachment, Dies at 70…

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Linda Tripp met with reporters outside federal court in Washington in July 1998, after her final appearance before a grand jury investigating an alleged affair between President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.

Linda Tripp, the former White House and Pentagon employee whose secret audiotapes of Monica Lewinsky led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998, died on Wednesday. She was 70.

Joseph Murtha, a former lawyer for Ms. Tripp, confirmed the death. No other details were given.

When Ms. Lewinsky completed her testimony about the scandal, she was asked if she had any final comments. According to CNN, she answered, “I hate Linda Tripp.”

Ms. Tripp always contended that she had revealed Ms. Lewinsky’s private confession of a sexual relationship with Mr. Clinton out of “patriotic duty.” She had worked in the White House under President George H.W. Bush and stayed on to work briefly in the Clinton administration. She was transferred to the Pentagon and its public affairs office.

Ms. Lewinsky, who had been a White House intern, was transferred there, too, in 1996, and the women, despite a 24-year age difference, became friends.

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Washington Was About to Explode’: The Clinton Scandal, 20 Years Later, Now Linda Tripp Dead At Age 70. Read More on Politico…

Multi-Award-Winning Author & Popular Life Coach, Maureen Scanlon Shares Her Well-Being & Happier Life Advice on “The Fit For Joy Podcast” With Host Valerie …

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Inspired by Love In The Quest for Well-Being

We are writers, non-fiction authors, wellbeing and life coaches, healers, doctors, holistic chefs, artists, nutritionists, personal trainers, therapists, and spiritual teachers, among others in the health and wellness community.

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Promoting Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health

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My name is Valeria Teles aka Valeria Koopman. I am a Well-Being Coach, Author, and Podcaster.

I wrote the Fit for Joy book to start a conversation about the “true” meaning of health.

My other two books are on Love Awareness and Inner Peace.

As a podcast host, I explore meaningful truths, ideas, and insights about physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

I am grateful for the wonderful experience of having meaningful conversations with so many AMAZING human beings! 🙂

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Our Guest Today ~ Life Coach Maureen Scanlon

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Take a Listen Now to Maureen’s Episode!
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Have you ever watched your dog suddenly start chasing his/her tail? Out of nowhere, an urge strikes and they’re off in circles! I love this! It makes me giggle every time and I’m so envious of this unfiltered, undecided show of spontaneity. Do you think you’re spontaneous? Yes, you say? But are you THIS spontaneous?

As humans, we think we need to control and plan everything. This is the protection we have against the unknown. The fight-or-flight mentality. From the time we are children, we are instructed to prepare. From the Boy Scout motto to SAT exams for college, the theme is always about constructing a plan!

Let’s become more spontaneous. Be creative. Nothing is off-limits! – Maureen Scanlon

This episode is about positive changes, unconditional love, connecting body and mind and thoughts in between – and will be listening to Maureen Scanlon who is an Author, Relationship Expert, Motivational Speaker, Positive Change Integrator, and Spiritual Coach.

Maureen Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Maureen Scanlon Life coaching. She has successfully helped many people, from experienced professionals to young adults and couples. Maureen focuses her tools and techniques on overcoming past negative experiences and making positive changes in our thoughts and lives.

She has been featured on 3TV Good Morning Arizona, 3TV Your Life Az, ABC15 Sonoran Living, Voyage Phoenix Magazine, appeared on the cover and featured in Ultimate Women International magazine, USA daily times, as well interviews on radio shows like Mind Body Radio, Business Talk Radio, and Networking Arizona. Her book “My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am “ has won a silver award from Author Shout and Top 12 book pick list from Spirited Woman, with a 5 Star rating on Amazon.

To learn more about Maureen Scanlon, please visit her website www.lifecoachmaureen.com

For Intro-free episodes: https://www.patreon.com/aquestforwellbeingpodcast

Podcast Page: https://fitforjoy.org/podcast

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Important Advice about Covid-19 from a pulmonary critical-care doctor — Why Evolution Is True…

 

Reader Rick sent me this video, which I’ve listened to in its entirety (57 minutes). It’s made by Dr. David Price, a critical pulmonary-care specialist at Weill Cornell Hospital in New York City. Usually he deals with all kinds of respiratory ailments, but, as he says, now he’s dealing only with COVID-19 patients. Here Price […]

via Advice about Covid-19 from a pulmonary critical-care doctor — Why Evolution Is True

Presented By Lyon Media Services & Literary Consultants. A New Release by Award-Winning Author, Amy Bovaird.

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Welcome Readers, Book Bloggers, and All-New Friends!

Who would have imagined in just a few short weeks, here we are, being sheltered at home due to a Virus Pandemic? I never saw this coming!  I’m sure many would have never seen this coming.  It has now changed a usually slower time for book sales and reviews to a huge literary e-book sales boom!

With many avid readers forced to stay home from work, colleges, and little ones from schools, not sure how long these bans and restrictions will remain,  I can at least help with some author news, new books, and updates to help you pass the time.

Just as this past week as most of our authors were giving back through their ebooks and offering them FREE or deeply discounted. Cat is still keeping them going with Podcasts, Author Interviews, and Amy Bovaird is no different.
She just released another new book!

So let’s see what Amy’s been up to and about her new book!  💞📚📚🐈🐈 Cat

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OUR MOBILITY and MEMOIRIST AUTHOR, AMY BOVAIRD HAS RELEASED a NEW E-BOOK Hitting A Home Run: Blind and Thriving

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

It is 1988. After three years of teaching English as a Second Language in Latin America, Amy Bovaird is offered a position in Indonesia, halfway across the world. On this archipelago, Bovaird has the opportunity to learn about new cultures.

But there is a problem. In the break between jobs, Bovaird pays a visit to her local eye doctor for what she believes will be a routine upgrade of her glasses’ prescription. A lengthy examination with a retinal specialist follows. The news she receives turns out to be a challenge. She is losing her vision to Retinitis Pigmentosa, a condition she can’t even pronounce and for which there is no cure.

Bovaird faces a dilemma. Should she risk possible danger with her debilitating vision to pursue her dream contract abroad or stay at home near the safety of family?

You’ll need to give a quick read as it was picked as Amazon Kindles #1 Hot New Travel Short Read Release! And why Amy is a Medal and Award-winning Author! And she offers it for readers right now at just .99 CENTS …

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A MESSAGE FROM Ms. Bovaird:

“This past week was a big week for me, readers! I’ve been working on sharing more key experiences to encourage others, especially those with sight loss. But really everyone.

My new booklet just came out!

WITH the world has just been diagnosed with the COVID-19, an unprecedented pandemic, and our very lives feel, and have been, threatened by something out of our control. Thirty-two years ago, my security and life as I knew it felt threatened. Losing my vision was out of my control.

The pain of an unexpected diagnosis of any proportion messes with our mind. I’m sure you will be able to relate to the pain and fear I faced back in 1988. No one else I knew struggled with this problem and I didn’t want anyone’s pity so I kept silent about it. I felt isolated and alone as many of you do right now, physically.

I had a choice to make, like all of us today.
How are we going to live our lives in the middle of a challenge?
Which emotion will rise to the surface?

Although my dilemma seems opposite to what we are facing right now, in which we are told NOT to travel but to stay at home, it was scary.

I hope you will take time to read Hitting a Home Run: Blind and Thriving, if you didn’t take advantage of it a few weeks ago, you can still read it now on Amazon.

Get Your Copy today!  >> https://bit.ly/HittingHomeRun

In the spirit of giving back to my readers, I am making my other memoirs in eBook available for 0.99 cents... If you have not yet read them, I would love for you to check them out!”

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Ebook: Mobility Matters

Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith (The Mobility Series Book 1)              Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility (The Mobility Series Book 2)      AND  Cane Confessions

You can connect with Amy Bovaird throughout social media and stop by her informative blog as well! WebsiteJoin Author’s NewsletterFacebookTwitterGoodreadsAmazonPinterestLinkedin

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So? Who Is Amy Bovaird? She Is An Amazing and Humorous Dear Friend!

Amy L. Bovaird

BIOGRAPHY

Award-winning Christian Author and Speaker, Amy Bovaird is a memoirist and writes about sight loss using humor. Amy enjoys writing about international travel and adventure, and faith-inspired devotionals. She has three published titles to her credit available on Amazon online, Barnes and Noble, and many online bookstores.

She is a world traveler, ghostwriter, two-time bestselling author and inspirational speaker who thrives with vision loss. She educates and entertains her readers with humorous anecdotes of coping with ongoing vision loss.

Ms. Bovaird earned her M.A. in Bicultural – Bilingual Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a lifelong learner, whether it is vision, writing or language-related. She has written three faith-based, often humorous, memoirs. Bovaird lives in northwest Pennsylvania. Every day she negotiates for the upper hand with her kitten, Sophie Socks, and, on most occasions, fails.

She has received the “Medal of Honor in Literature” for her memoir, Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith from Ohio Valley University in 2016.

Her second memoir, Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side of Mobility and third memoir devotional, Seeking Solace: Finding Joy After Loss, each reached No. 1 Bestseller status in various categories, including Biographies and Memoirs, Eye Problems, Grief and Dying, and Spiritual Healing…

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