We Welcome Award-Winning Graphic Designer and Author Deborah L. Perdue to Cat’s Reading Den. Sharing Deb’s New Book, an Interview, and Book News. . .


Author Deborah L. Perdue



Welcome Readers, Friends, and Visitors.

Cat is happy you are here and came by to meet our newest author and writer to “The Reading Den!”
Meet Author Deborah L. Perdue.


All About The Author Who Shares Inspiration & Gratitude With Readers:

Deborah Perdue is the author of five books on her favorite topic and passion, gratitude. She also teaches workshops, and classes and facilitates women’s retreats on the topic of gratitude, abundance, and how to live a life of peace and joy. It has been her passion to help others transform their lives and her own life through her spiritual path and the power of being grateful! She has been a Center for Spiritual Living licensed practitioner for over 14 years.

She writes spiritual articles and blog posts on gratitude. They have been published online and in local publications. Deborah writes ‘Daily Gratitude Reflections’ to her subscriber email list for over seven years! She was first introduced to the practice of gratitude on a daily basis at the Center for Spiritual Living in the Rogue Valley.

It is her intention that her gratitude journals and books will be a blessing to others who wish to uplift their consciousness by practicing gratitude. The spiritual classes she facilitates encourage others in their transformation to awakening.

In 1994, Deborah received two Bachelor’s Degrees (Cum Laude) from Sonoma State University, in English (emphasis: creative writing) and Studio Art (with emphasis: photography). Her graphic design business, Illumination Graphics, is a rewarding and prospering business that she loves. Deb is an accomplished book designer with over 20 years of experience, and she chooses to specialize in the design of spiritual book covers.

Living in the country in Oregon, her home office overlooks beautiful forested land and is near the famous Rogue River where she, her husband, and two dogs visit and swim, almost every day in the summer. She hails from the Bay Area, CA. where she spent 45 years until moving to Southern Oregon.


About The New Book Release TitledDaily Gratitude Reflections: 365 Inspirational Daily Guides to Grateful Living.”


Would you like to be a happier, more peaceful, and positive person?

Practicing gratitude each day is well worth the effort. It is the power to transform negative thinking, limited perceptions, low vibration emotions (such as anger, depression, anxiety ), and how you experience life in general. Peace, joy, and a brighter outlook are natural consequences of flowing gratitude.

Uncovering things to be grateful for, even in challenging moments, is a skill most of us need to be taught, and then we need to practice it. Most of us would benefit greatly from having a good example, a wise teacher, and a simple way to practice gratitude each day.

This book is such a guide.

Gratitude mastered, becomes a Super Power of sorts that can transform our perspective and worldview, resulting in more peace and joy and reducing stress.

Deborah Perdue has written five books on Gratitude. She offers online classes and annual retreats to teach others how to live Gratitude in the same manner she used to transform her own life.

Daily Gratitude Reflections is a gratitude devotional loaded with daily inspiration. It is a beautiful, easy read, filled with pearls of wisdom, powerful quotes, the author’s personal reflections, and beautiful, inspiring full-color photos on each page. This gratitude devotional is a lovely guide to becoming happier, more positive, and peaceful, harnessing the power of living with a heart full of gratitude.

“I ‘had never realized how much there really is to be grateful for every day. Deborah’s Daily Gratitudes helped to transform my thinking and fill me with a new sense of wonder.”- Kimberly Bowmen


If you would like to receive inspirational insights from the author to your inbox, Monday-Friday, to guide you on your daily “Spiritual Scavenger Hunt,” you may email Deborah at: info@GraceofGratitude.com

A Special Treat For Cat’s Readers! For a limited time, you can read Deborah’s new E-book Release from Book Funnel while they last! Just visit the link and download your copy NOW!
Get the free ebook & be added to her subscriber list.  https://dl.bookfunnel.com/3vx8hrqu7f



Author INTERVIEW With Deborah Perdue 🤗
(Courtesy of Awesome Gang Book Site)


What inspires you to write?
Writing about spirituality inspires me greatly. In particular, writing about gratitude, and inspiring others to be more grateful in their lives is very fulfilling to me. Becoming a gratitude aficionado in my own life in 2012 informs me of how very powerful a daily gratitude practice is, and I like to share this knowledge.


Tell us about your writing process?
I tend to write short pieces. When I write, I like best to use pen and paper, and then type on my computer where I also edit. I write daily because I send out Daily Gratitude Reflections and this keeps me always writing which I love to do.


Who are YOUR favorite authors?
Spiritually, I enjoy Mark Nepo, Michael A. Singer, Brene Brown, Caroline Myss, Deepak Chopra, and Wayne Dyer, to name just a few. Fiction-wise, I enjoy modern psychological drama and mysteries. A few authors to name are Kristen Hannah, Judi Picoult, and Susan Clayton-Goldner. I also love Toni Morrison, Anne Lamott, and Maya Angelou. Loved Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming.”


What genre do you enjoy reading for pleasure?

Modern psychological fiction and also modern mysteries.


What advice would you give other writers?

If you love what you are writing about, keep going! Never give up. Writing is a wonderful form of creativity.


How did you decide how to publish your books?

I self-publish through my own publishing company Applegate Valley Publishing. I wanted to publish my first Grace of Gratitude Journal and did, and then others followed. Inspiration gratitude books and one more beautiful journal.


What do you think about the future of book publishing?

Books will always be loved by many. A lot of people like me prefer touching the pages of a physical book. Print books will have their place and ebooks are now popular too.

Lastly, what is one quirky thing readers don’t know about you?

Sometimes my husband has to remind me to be grateful if I’m in a bad mood. LOL!

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I highly suggest you give Deborah a visit to her fabulous website to see all five books she has published and readers can connect with her on social media too by clicking these links:

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Thanks for stopping by Cat Lyon’s Reading Den!

Cat Welcome’s Award-Winning Fitness Author Douglas Setter To Our Family of Amazing Writers And Their Books. Let’s Get Healthy After Covid!


Author & Retired SGT. Douglas Setter


Meet Award-Winning Canadian Author and writer Douglas Setter. Doug is a unique and interesting individual with an extensive background and life experiences. I am honored to be working with such a distinguished new friend and fellow author. Doug was born in Comox, British Columbia, and raised in Canada. He served his country as a former United Nations Peacekeeper, paratrooper as a Sergent, and is now retired.

He is also a former titled kick-boxing champion. Doug draws from and shares his experiences and training within his many fitness and wellness books to help his readers and others live a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle, specifically as we begin to age.

He has written two different guides around lowering your alcohol cravings and a college student guide about how NOT to overindulge in alcohol. And if those were not enough? He has a coming-of-age young adults book published too! Let’s learn more about this fitness trainer, business owner, and wellness expert and more about all his published books.

One of his most popular books has over 160+ book reviews on Amazon titled:
Flat Gut After 50: 5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Core, Prevent Injury, and Look Great into Your 60’s and Beyond By Doug Setter

Douglas Setter


Forget starvation diets and joint-jarring, lengthy cardio routines that can accelerate aging and injury.

While this book is designed to help people over the age of 50, as someone who is younger than 50 I found this book to be applicable to me too. The detail that the author goes into explaining why he recommends the exercises and practices really helped me understand how important they are. Rather than simply saying you should do this, he shows you why.

I really enjoyed the chapter on mathematics and health & attractiveness, as it provides some clear formulas that make sense. I also appreciated how the author kept this book brief and to the point. An easy read!

Reviewed by — Lise C


Discover simple and easy 5 to 10-minute exercises that develop a flat stomach, pain-free back, and strong body so that you can jump out of bed in the morning, touch the floor and feel self-confident in your abilities.

Forget starvation diets and joint-jarring, lengthy cardio routines that can accelerate aging and injury. Flat Gut After 50 teaches you five basic steps to easing back pain, strengthening the entire body, trimming your waistline, and matching the strength and endurance of a person half your age.

In Flat Gut After 50 you will discover:

  • How to adjust your posture for a healthy and attractive body
  • Breathing techniques that take inches off your waistline and give you more energy
  • Ways to reduce back pain, strengthen your lower back and protect it from injury
  • Effective ways to boost your metabolism so you burn more calories
  • How to change your mental programming to regain the strength and power of your early years.

Written by a former marathon runner, and personal trainer now in his 60s, Flat Gut After 50 offers you methods to having a strong, flat stomach for the rest of your life so you can:

  • Keep up with your kids and grandchildren
  • Prevent injuries
  • Reduce medical bills
  • Be strong, fit, and confident in your golden years.

Order your copy of Flat Gut After 50 today or click the Look Inside feature to start reading the first chapter.

Expert Fitness Trainer and Founder of
2nd Wind Body Science



BIOGRAPHY

Douglas Setter is an award-winning author and critically acclaimed writer of self-help wellness, fitness, and healthy lifestyle as we age. His extensive background, education, and life experiences in writing all his books in hopes of motivating and changing readers’ lives.

He is a former crime reporter, UN peacekeeping soldier, paratrooper, and kick-boxing title champion. His kick-boxing and training inspired his book titled “One Less Victim: a crime prevention manual.” The authors’ published titles are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many fine online book sites.

Setter’s background in nutrition, decades of fitness instruction experiences, and overcoming his injuries produced his book “Stomach Flattening.” Wanting to enjoy alcohol without destroying his health created his book “Reduce Your Alcohol Craving” and “Simple Secrets to Handle Your Alcohol Better: Student’s Edition.

His first novel about crime and childhood bullying, titled “Selo,” was awarded first place in teen literature from ‘The Global E-book Awards.’ When the author is not writing, he runs his business as a personal fitness trainer and enjoys training clients for better health and wellness as we age.

Doug enjoys traveling the west coast and resides in the Vancouver, BC area of Canada.

Stay Active and Fit While You Age!



All The Author’s Books Are Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


Visit Douglas Setter’s Amazon Author Page:
https://www.amazon.com/Doug-Setter/e/B00JDNLW16/


You can visit his Official Website and Connect with the author on social media – links below!

Douglas is listed on All Author and Goodreads!


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Doug’s Brand New E-Book Release is for everyone of any age! Begin to get fit & healthy after COVID!


Available Exclusive on Amazon Kindle and Read Free for Kindle Unlimited Members.
Flat Gut After COVID: Secrets to Breaking Free of Pandemic Pounds and Lockdown Blues




Meet An Amazing Author, Podcaster, Woman Entrepreneur Who Inspires and Networks With Other Women From A Big Caring Heart.💖

Hello and Welcome Readers, Authors, and Friends,

Cat had an amazing week meeting new author friends and was invited to be a guest on an awesome podcast that all my “ladies” need to know about! Please meet Candace Gish. Candace is the founder of “Divas That Care Network.” She is also the host of the podcast of the same name and has several women who host shows on Divas. Candace is a best-selling author too.

I really enjoyed being interviewed on her podcast this past week, as you will hear just how much fun we had doing so as she wanted me to share some of what I do here through “Cat Lyon’s Reading Den & Lyon Literary Services” and how I enjoy helping other authors learn how to market their books and branding.

Let’s learn a little more about Candace and all she does with the Divas! But first? Here is the link to the episode we did, and I hope you will take some time to listen. I even shared some of my marketing tips with all her listeners!

https://www.divasthatcare.com/episode-733-with-guest-catherine-townsend-lyon/

Divas That Care Network



About Candace ~ Join Diva Host Candace Gish as she interviews a variety of committed women weekly, who are working to make the world a better place!

Candace is an independent businesswoman who understands the challenges women face in business, including how to be successful. She also understands the importance of having mentors and a strong support network. Her four daughters and wonderful husband inspire her to work for a better world. She loves connecting with women who have big dreams and the commitment to make a difference. She believes in the power of women when they come together to effect change, which is what the Divas That Care movement is all about.


Hello! My name is Candace Gish, I’m a motivator and empowering change agent who understands the challenges women face while finding success in their everyday lives and businesses. I am an advocate for mentorship and strong, supportive networks. My four daughters and wonderful husband have inspired me to create a better world, thus the Divas That Care Network was born. I enjoy connecting with goal-oriented women and a commitment to make a difference. I believe in the power of women converging to implement change and have ensured that the purpose of the Divas That Care movement quantifies just that.

I created the Divas That Care Network because I am the mother of four beautiful girls who look to me to model the hope and countless opportunities that lie in their futures. I recognize and salute the power that a true DIVA holds. A strong, informed, and empowered woman is a force to be reckoned with and admired. She will not back down or accept no for an answer. She works hard and pays her dues on her path to success, but not without often being overlooked and discounted by others, due to her self-assuredness. She is a lover, a giver, loyal, and dedicated, but her passion is often mistaken for overconfidence.

The Gish Family!


Why I Keep The Divas Going

Every day I get more and more inspired by the guests who have been on my show, they talk about their lives, dreams, fears, motivation, ways to help themselves or others, things that can be hard to talk about, and so much more. How can you not get inspired when listening to these amazing women. My continued desire to provide a proper example for my girls as other women inspires me to keep moving forward and NEVER give up.


See All Books By Candace Gish on Amazon ~ https://www.amazon.ca/Candace-Gish/e/B072JH98LN/
This is her new release and has been awarded a 5-Star Reader’s Favorite Editorial Book Review!


Animal Prints on My Soul

Divas That Care Collection by Candace Gish


Non-Fiction – Anthology
155 Pages Reviewed on 02/27/2022 by Reader’s Favorite
Read Review:
https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/animal-prints-on-my-soul

Animal Prints on My Soul (Divas That Care Collection Book 1)


Young Divas That Care

Young Divas That Care

by Candace Gish | Sold by: Amazon.com.ca, Inc.  | Jan 23, 2020 / Kindle Edition


You can connect with Candace throughout her social media and make sure you stop and give a visit to her official website too!

Country: Canada
Books: 4 Profession: Entrepreneur. Author. Podcaster. Changemaker.

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HAPPY READING!










Cat Welcomes Our Award-Winning Author Diane Olsen Sharing News, Her New Award, a New Release Coming & a Sneak Peek Cover Reveal of Her Book Four…And Why You Need To Read the “Rising Wind” Book Series.



Welcome Readers and Friends to a Special Guest Spotlight, Cover Reveal, and News for Award-winning author Diane Olsen.

CAT is very excited to announce and share some literary award news for my friend and fellow author Diane Olsen! Diane has just been awarded her second Bronze Medal, given by the Illumination Book Awards by Jenkins Group, Inc.

This is her second win but her first win for her ‘Rising Wind book series‘ with book three titled “The Weeping God and The Book of Hope.” I am just thrilled for Diane. So we are celebrating with a Sneak Peek Cover Reveal for Book Four of the Rising Wind series! But before I do? Here is more about Diane’s award-win in the category of Mystery/Thriller…

By Jenkins Group


Book Three – Rising Wind Series


BRONZE ~ Mystery/Thriller ~ https://illuminationawards.com/19/2022-medalists

Rising Wind: The Weeping God and The Book of Hope

by Diane Olsen

*(Lyon Literary Services) ~ Publicist*

Illumination Bronze Seal - 250 Roll
Diane’s Bronze Win!

Illumination Bronze Seal

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 MEDALISTS!

THANK YOU TO ALL THE EXCELLENT AUTHORS WHO ENTERED THEIR INSPIRING BOOKS IN THE 2022 AWARDS.

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Now, before Cat gets to the Cover Reveal, I want to share the amazing Reader’s Favorite 5-Star Awarded Book Review Diane received from them. The reviewer did a fantastic review that actually sums up the Rising Wind Book Series from reading book one, The Thunder Beings, then book two, Ice and Bone, and book three that she has just won the Bronze Medal titled The Weeping God and The Book of Hope.

Diane’s books to this series can be read as stand-alone’s, or for a richer reading experience, you can read them in consecutive order. Either way, readers are going to love reading this series. Even though the series is fictional, Diane adds so many real facts and real information from her research to each book. And many different topics and elements like comparisons of world religions, how all humanity is connected, the hope of mankind, elements of archeology and paleontology, extinct beings and animals, and so much more! Here is how the Reviewer Summed up Rising Wind…

Books two and three of Rising Wind


Book Review By Reader’s Favorite of Rising Wind and Book Three:

The Weeping God and the Book of Hope, part three in the Rising Wind series, is actually a prequel to the first two books, so it’s not necessary to have read those first.

The lead characters, Sage Dalton and L.W. are the main character’s parents in the other Rising Wind books. Although the characters are different and it is set in an earlier time period, the tone of the book is very similar. This time they discover an ancient text in a Mexican desert tomb that leads Sage, L.W., and a group of fellow explorers to Tibet, where they find themselves in the middle of a war. Even with danger at every turn, they still manage to discover secret caves that lead them toward an elusive yet powerful Book of Hope.

First and foremost, her books have a superb cast of characters that readers can easily relate to. They care about each other, work together to achieve a common goal, laugh together, and cry together. Second, her stories revolve around rare ancient discoveries found all around the world. Much like the great Indiana Jones films, each new discovery comes with an element of danger.

The third common theme is an embracing of all world religions. Religion is somehow intertwined with each rare find that the characters make. I appreciate the way Ms. Olsen always characterizes the religious elements in her stories in a positive light, as the hope of mankind rather than the way most works of fiction portray religion in a negative sense as mankind’s biggest problem. This is a fun read filled with colorful characters and lots of action. I recommend it for fans of character-driven adventure who like to learn about science, ancient civilizations, and world religions along the way.
~Scott Cahan for Readers’ Favorite

Award-Winning Author
Ms. Diane Olsen



Diane Olsen’s New Cover Reveal For Book Four Coming Very Soon For Release and will be titled Rising Wind: Book 4, Like Feathers Of A Wing”Book Description (may change a little before release).

About This Soon To Release Book Four:

Experience the spiritual, social, and cultural evolution of humanity in the fourth book in the Rising Wind series by Diane Olsen. She demonstrates through extensive research that humanity is interconnected. A treasure to celebrate, no matter what culture or faith we represent. We are as one… ‘Like Feathers of a Wing.’

Embarking on what appears to be an impossible project, the couple endeavors to struggle forward on their mission to help build shelters for the homeless and capture sustainable water in the desert. Be mesmerized by the wide array of strange and dangerous creatures that cross Gideon and Secora’s path. 
Will death take one or all their treasured friends? Will anyone travel this journey unscathed? 

Are you ready for another amazing mystery thrill ride through fiction and history, READERS?

Stop by often, as Cat will announce soon when this one is released!



Connect With Diane on Social Media Today and All Her Books Are Available on Amazon in E-book and Paperback versions here>>> https://www.amazon.com/Diane-Olsen/e/B01LWDB4K7/
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Releasing Soon on Amazon and Kindle!

Author Pavane Ravel Garnishes Stellar Editorial Book Review by Reader’s Favorite For “Revelation of Lies,” Book One of Pavane’s New Series.



For Immediate Release:

Author Pavane Ravel’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Drama book “The Other Shoes of Larry Martin” by Pavane Ravel, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1098369815 and available at Bookbaby https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-other-shoes-of-larry-martin?format=ebook.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins. They have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors.

Reviewed By Ronél Steyn for Readers’ Favorite

Larry Martin is not a good person. He is lazy. He treats women badly. He thinks the world owes him everything that he wants but hasn’t earned. Unfortunately, Larry was also raised by an abusive father with right-wing beliefs which he adopted as his own. What more can one expect from a person raised without love?

Then Larry loses his job as a journalist and eventually loses his home as well. Homeless, forced to live day by day, begging and often stealing, Larry decides to shed his old self and change. He decides to become a better person. In The Other Shoes of Larry Martin, Book One: Revelation of Lies, Pavane Ravel brings us a story of transformation, internal growth, and connections with people on personal levels, showing us that change is possible when we start with ourselves.

Pavane Ravel has a writing style that is easy to fall into. It is comfortable and has a good flow. There is definite good character building. I intensely disliked the main character at the beginning of the book. As this book is based on profound character growth, the author did a remarkable job of slowly easing the reader along on the journey. I found the attention to detail with the construction of the various homesteads quite interesting.

The Other Shoes of Larry Martin is ideal for readers who enjoy extraordinary character changes, fighting for survival, and climbing to the top to make a change for the better. This book can also be recommended to those readers who want to know themselves on a deeper level.
I loved how the story itself became the story of the book. Highly recommend it!”


Author Pavane Ravel


About The Author

Pavane Ravel is the author and writer of her introductory novel series of “The Other Shoes of Larry Martin.” Book one, “Revelation of Lies,” was released Oct. 2021 and is available for purchase on her official website, Amazon, B&N, online, and many online bookstores.

Ravel has always wanted to be a full-time writer and finally has reached the point in life where that dream is a reality. Pavane traveled extensively over the years and has seen nearly the entire United States, much of Canada and Europe, along with some of Central America. Pavane also studied both political science and journalism in universities both stateside and Europe.

Pavane is now happily married with children; she enjoys discussing economics after working as a commodities broker. Pavane resides in NYC and spends time concentrating on both family and her writing.

This book was an important story to tell for Pavane, as Larry Martin is such a complex and fascinating character. Pavane enjoys humor and loves to engage and connect with readers on social media.

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