Mary Burton never disappoints. She’s getting better all the time. The Hangman is a compelling page-turner with dark and complex danger plus a touch of romance. Although I thought I could solve the mystery of identifying the hangman, it still kept me guessing until the surprise ending. Don’t miss this one!
Roslyn Franken, inspirational speaker and author of Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit, delivers her multi-media program with the powerful true story of her Jewish parents surviving and finding love against all odds. She is now touring Florida and scheduling throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Upcoming events are
- March 21 at 7pm , West St. Petersburg Community Library at Petersburg College, 6700 Eighth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL
- April 20 at 7:30 pm at the University of Tampa Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, 601 Frederic H. Spaulding Dr., Tampa, FL
All events are free and open to the public to attend. Book signings will follow each presentation. Her books are available on Amazon, and a limited number of autographed books are available at the Florida Holocaust Museum gift shop in St. Petersburg, FL.
Personal testimonies from Holocaust and other World War II survivors help to ensure this turning point in human history is not forgotten. By listening to survivors tell their stories, the audience can relate the real-life experiences of these individuals to the history.
The problem is that there are fewer and fewer survivors left to give their testimonies. Also, those still alive often do not want to talk about their past, and others are sometimes unable to tell their story due to physical and/or other health limitations.
Roslyn Franken is carrying the torch for future generations by sharing her parents’ inspiring story of survival, love and triumph through her important work as a professional speaker and author of Meant to Be. Check for her book in libraries and in holocaust museums.
For more information or to schedule Roslyn to speak, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call her agent Liz Mitchell (843)902-4799.
C. Maria speaks about Healing through Hurt. Her emphasis is on developing self esteem and finding the healing. Attracting listeners worldwide, she encourages interaction and is rapidly building a worldwide fan base of those who turn to her soft voice and understanding nature. Sharing her own story of abuse, she knows and shows the route to healing.
As founding president of the non-profit The Wall Foundation, Inc. Maria has developed programs for girls and women. Topics include artistic expression, public speaking and many other areas aiding in developing self esteem and road maps for success.
Author of Silent Noise Lip Service that describes the hurts of life presented in poetic form, Maria has brought her life journey full circle in this book and her new book A Woman of Wisdom and Worth Messages to Myself, both full of messages of her journey and those of others while she continues her purpose-filled walk in preparation to let her past go.
Ask us to learn more about C. Maria and her award-winning shows and programs. She is looking forward to helping you find your F.O.C.U.S Her motto reminding women of all ages: Stop putting up with the cream of the crap, because we deserve better.
Ready, Set, LET’S GROW! with C. Maria Wall
Guest post from Carole Spiers,
author of Show Stress Who’s Boss!
Contact us if you need a great speaker on Stress Management!
CEO, Carole Spiers Group [London]
International Stress Management & Employee Wellbeing Consultancy
Chair, International Stress Management Association [UK]
An American study of patients with cardiac problems appears to show a significant improvement when stress-management training forms part of their treatment.
A group undergoing exercise-based cardiac rehab was split into two, with one half also receiving anti-stress interventions such as techniques for relaxation and coping under pressure. Those patients were found to have a 50 percent lower risk of complications like heart attacks and strokes. Another similar group who did not take the exercise programme, but received the stress reduction training, showed a 40 percent lower risk than those who took neither.
This was only a small-scale study, with no opportunity to evaluate the anti-stress interventions individually, or to investigate reasons why some patients had rejected exercise-based rehab. And stress management is not a curative therapy. But the findings do suggest that this approach could help improve cardiac rehab programs.
“Given that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., this could represent a new treatment that will help us reduce the impact of this disease,” said Dr. Eric Aldrich, a researcher in neurology and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. (As reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.)
- · Cardiac patients were taught how to relax and cope with pressure
- · The anti-stress training was found to cut heart problems by 40%-50%
- These findings may be used to improve cardiac rehab programs
Commentary from our friend David H. Brown who is an accomplished author and experienced speaker:
An Ode to Alzheimers
By Andreann Geise
There are no words to describe such pain, to live the life through the eyes of a dying soul
I have become the eyes, ears, body and mind.
I take care of her every need, it is not by choice but by love that I do this, but the price is endlessly tragic.
There is no rest for me, no moments of peace, I am tortured day and night by the knowledge of what will inevitably be the end and terrified of the many horrible paths that may lead there.
There is no time stamp to tell me when this will all come to an end or what will be left of me when it does.
Each day I feel further and further from the person I was, forever changed by what I see her going through and by the solitude that we both live.
People keep their distance, its not contagious but it is too much reality for most.
It is too much reality for me but it is the path that I must follow, and the further down it I travel the more alone I feel.
Time does not stand still and these long days and nights will never be given back to me.
I can not do for myself in order to tend to her requirements. My body, my mind deteriorating as I neglect my own needs.
The future I planned for is now but a faint memory, a pipe dream of sorts.
Life does not wait for anyone.
The gifts I had been given, my intellect, my strength are all fading and I have no means to keep them from doing so.
All my time all my energy is used up, the sadness of the situation beats me down.
I am not the only causality of this war, my husband suffers too, his love for me keeping him as shackled as I am.
This disease has not just taken my mother but it has taken our lives as well.
I never could have imagined such a torture, every day we loose something else. The loss we have is physical, emotional, financial and eternal.
Wilson Casey is called the MOST-READ writer from the Carolinas with over a yard of traditionally published works and nationally syndicated column in over 500 papers!
Wilson Casey, a.k.a. The Trivia Guy, is one of the world’s foremost trivia aficionados and professional fact-checkers, researchers and content providers with a syndicated column, an award-winning website (TriviaGuy.com), and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest running (thirty hours) radio trivia broadcast in which he correctly identified the answers to 3,333 consecutive trivia questions.
Current events in Spartanburg, SC include:
October 22 Roast of retiring Lou Parris
November 7 Ruritan Club regional Meeting
January 14 Author talk
Ask us for details or to schedule him for your event.
All Are Welcome!
$7.00 lunch tickets and reservations may be obtained by contacting church office: (864) 585-4884.
Wilson Casey will be speaking about the true train robbing story, the subject of his latest book. BEDLAM ON THE WEST VIRGINIA RAILS. Copies will be available for purchase and autographed inscription. $19.99 (cash or check).
With over a yard of traditionally published works and a nationally syndicated column that reaches millions, perhaps the most read writer from the Carolinas!
Mon Jul 13 Noon, Author Reading, followed by book signing, Barnes Noble, Spartanburg, SC
Tue Jul 14 12:15 pm, Featured Speaker, Spartanburg Downtown Rotary Luncheon, Piedmont Club
Wed Jul 15, 10 am, TV Guest on Your Carolina with Jack and Megan, WSPA Channel 7
Fri Jul 24, 12:30 pm, Lunch and Learn: Last Train Robber, Chapman Center, Historical Assn.
Wed Jul 29, 4 pm, Author Signing various works, Barnes Noble, Spartanburg
By Karen Cioffi
Almost two years ago I wrote an article titled, “Do You Really Need an Author Website?” In that article I explained the need for a website and included a couple of statistics proving that need.
Since then, social media has exploded. It’s become more powerful than ever, and more and more people and businesses are using it as an integral part of their marketing strategy. In fact, social media has become so important that some are questioning the need for a website.
Are websites for marketing really a thing of the past?
Some might reason that you can blog on venues like LinkedIn. You can also publish articles on Ezine Articles and other article directories to generate visibility and authority.
If you’re selling a product or service, you can use social networks to do so by linking to your Amazon or other sales page.
Want to let people know about you and what you do? You can do that on your social network pages. You can even build your subscriber list through social media.
So, it’s not unreasonable for some to wonder about the necessity of a website.
But, if you decide to forgo the website or get rid of an existing one, think twice and even three times about it.
The benefits of a website.
While the social media sites, like Facebook, GooglePlus, and LinkedIn allow for just about everything you need to market your and your product/service, you’re at mercy of these sites.
Pro internet marketer Sandi Krakowski has 800,000 connections on social media. And, she has over 1 million clients, which allows her to produce millions in revenue. She knows what she’s talking about.
In a recent email Sandi said, “If you don’t have a website, listen to me very carefully, you own NOTHING online. You’re homeless. You have no real estate, you are under the control of someone else’s property and when push comes to shove, you my friend are in a big pickle!”
Did you notice she said you don’t have control with social media sites?
Think of it as renting space in a building. Or better yet, buying within a condominium development. You’re not in control. You’re at the mercy of their rules and regulations, their changes, basically, their whims. This is the same as using sites like Facebook and GooglePlus as your sole platform. You never know when or if changes will come that will render your social media page useless.
This is why you still need your own website.
If you use paid website hosting through sites like Bluehost, you own the site. It’s yours. You are in control of what you publish, how you publish, and so on. You can choose your own theme with the header dimensions and design you want. You can put ads and affiliate links on it with no problem.
Along with this, people trust bloggers. This gives bloggers influence and authority. It’s good marketing to have that authority, that influence go to your own site.
Bottom line, you still absolutely need your own website!
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