Author & Advocate Receives Warm Welcome From Readers Favorite With a 5-Star Book Review! Tony Kelly & His New Book, “Red Card: A Bet You Can Win!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Non-Fiction – Biography book “Red Card: A Bet You Can Win!” by Tony Kelly, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1528970578.

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, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

Reviewed By Edith Wairimu for Readers’ Favorite

“Red Card: A Bet You Can Win! documents the fascinating journey of a UK former professional (soccer) football player, Tony Kelly, including his struggle with gambling and his experiences with racism. Kelly was born in 1966 and grew up in Coventry, UK. His family, especially his twin brother Mel, remains a constant source of support for him. At the time, he saw football not only as his ticket to a better life but as his escape from the streets of Coventry that were marked by frequent cases of racist attacks and violence.

Unfortunately, these would not be his last encounters with racism. Kelly went on to achieve football stardom playing for clubs such as Stoke City, Leyton Orient, Bury FC, and Swedish club, Gimonais CK, even playing at Wembley Stadium in 1992. Despite his success in football, his career was marred by a costly addiction to gambling.

Red Card: A Bet You Can Win! by Tony Kelly is a story of hope and redemption. It paints a shocking but realistic picture of the cost of gambling. Kelly explains how he gradually got into overwhelming debt and how the problem cost him his football career and his long-term relationship. He later decided to get professional help and now assists others affected by gambling through his support project, Red Card.

Other important topics arise in the book including the existence of racism in football and other areas. Without his twin brother playing alongside him, Kelly felt isolated. In school, he also faced racism from other students. The book shares important lessons for aspiring and professional players. Red Card: A Bet You Can Win! is a memoir that contains impactful lessons from a former professional footballer.”

You can learn more about Tony Kelly and “Red Card: A Bet You Can Win!” at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/red-card where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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Tony Kelly, Former Pro UK Soccer Star
Now Author, Speaker
, CEO of RED CARD


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tony Kelly is a former KU professional (footballer) soccer star who played for six teams within his nine-year career. He is also a recovering gambling addict. In his first book, Tony wrote and shared his story in “Red Card: The Soccer Star Who Lost It All To Gambling” in 2013. Now has released his much anticipated second book titled “Red Card: A Bet You Can Win!” in April 2021, published by Austin Macauley Publishers and is available on Amazon Kindle, Amazon Books, Barnes & Noble, and other fine online book stores in both the UK and USA.

Tony was crazy about (UK Football) soccer from the age of seven. At sixteen, he was the youngest player ever on the first team at Bristol City, UK. In his twenties, Tony turned professional and went on to play for clubs such as Stoke City, Cardiff City, Leyton Orient, and Bury in the second and third divisions of the Soccer (Football) League. He also enjoyed playing for a team in Sweden.

In 2015, Tony founded the ‘Red Card Gambling Support Project’ (Non-Profit), sharing prevention of problem gambling and addiction with individual one on one therapy, awareness, prevention, educational workshops throughout London.

Tonys’ work has grown to become well-respected within the gambling harm reduction and prevention sector throughout the United Kingdom.

Born Nyrere Anthony Kelly in England, Tony resides in London; his books are his journey of ‘Redemption and Recovery’ as he is living proof that this is a Bet You Can Win!

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Cat Shares a Big Congrats To Our Author Peggy Hinaekian For a 5-Star Awarded Book Review From Readers Favorite.


Cat sure enjoys sharing our author friends when they receive well deserved literary accolades and what this post is all about. Big congrats to Peggy Hinaekian for just receiving a 5-Star awarded book review by Readers Favorite! They are a big literary influencer for exceptional authors, writers, and their written works.

Peggy is also an internationally known artist, so it didn’t surprise me too much that she was given 5-STARS from RF as her book titled “Collection of Short Stories and Essays “Of Humans and Animals” includes some of her art sketches within the pages of her new book. If you have not read this release yet by Peggy, I highly suggest you do.

It is a fun, sexy, flirty package of short stories and even her book reviewer shared a personal message with her of how much he really enjoyed reading her book, so let’s get to sharing it with you and right from Readers Favorite
here: https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/collection-of-short-stories-and-essays-of-humans-and-animals


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For immediate release:

Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Literary book “Collection of Short Stories and Essays “Of Humans and Animals”” by Peggy Hinaekian, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1646206827.

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, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

“Reviewed By Jon Michael Miller for Readers’ Favorite

“In the thought-provoking and enjoyably engaging Collection of Short Stories and Essays: “Of Humans and Animals” by Peggy Hinaekian, you will meet an amazing array of characters from a variety of locales and points of view. Direct, guileless, with ironic humor, Peggy Hinaekian demonstrates her virtuosity as a writer and a visual artist.

There are 29 easy-to-read and much-to-think-about stories, most preceded by enigmatic Picasso-like drawings, an ideal volume to keep by your side or on your coffee table to fill those idle spaces in your daily life. There is even a piece written by a zoo gorilla named Bella, and two poems penned by house cats. And every presentation opens an area that we often think about but seldom have the pluck to express.

A common theme is sexual unease, whether in marriage or simply the malaise of relationships turned tepid without romance and adventure, of bored partners quietly seeking replacements, of erotic unfulfillment. It might be a man thinking about picking up a woman in a coffee shop, or vice-versa.

Or a lonely traveler, or a disgruntled housewife, or an erotic dream. Nothing very graphic, but strong feelings, a woman seeking her “Rhett Butler,” or a wealthy man searching for a suitable mother for his imagined child. There are several child personae too. But every story is a challenging gem of frank insight into our tightly held but seldom spoken viewpoints.

Taken all together, we find a fine writer speaking profoundly about the loneliness and yearning of being alive. The slices of life in Collection of Short Stories and Essays: “Of Humans and Animals” by Peggy Hinaekian is like a huge bouquet of hidden truth that will amuse and sometimes sadden the reader, but always enliven one’s inner joy at exuberantly expressed reality. Every story hits its target.”

You can learn more about Peggy Hinaekian and “Collection of Short Stories and Essays “Of Humans and Animals” at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/collection-of-short-stories-and-essays-of-humans-and-animals where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Of Armenian origin author, Peggy Hinaekian was born and raised in Egypt. Her paternal grandfather had the largest private library in Egypt, and Peggy was introduced to books in three languages (English, French, and Armenian) at a very young age.

Peggy grew up in a very cosmopolitan environment and was an avid reader. Since the age of ten, she kept a journal and always wrote short stories, essays, and children’s picture books.

She immigrated to Canada with her first husband and then went on to the United States, where she pursued a career in fashion designing in New York in fine arts. After her divorce, she left that behind and moved to Geneva, Switzerland, and continued her career as an artist.

Peggy Hinaekian is a writer and author; she is an internationally recognized, well-established artist living and working in the United States and Switzerland.

Now with three literary works to her credit, you may purchase her books from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and many fine online book stores. She is married, raised three beautiful sons, and resides with her husband part-time in Florida & California.

Peggy Hinaekian

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Sharing Award-Winning Author & Writer Diane Olsen ~New Interview About Her Book Series, Rising Wind as Books Two & Three Release Soon…



INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR – Diane Olsen
Courtesy of Deb of Book Goodies
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Award-Winning Author
Diane Olsen



About Diane Olsen:

I worked on my first stories and poems up in South Cheyenne Canyon near Colorado Springs, where I was raised. I learned a lot about spiritual life in the mountains while hiking, or on horseback.

Later, I fell in love with Paleontology, Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Montana, and I wrote articles and columns in my spare time. Now I live in Eastern Washington in Kennewick near one of my two dear sons, Andrew and his four boys. My other son Gavin, and most of my family still live in Western Montana.

The stories that come to mind are important to me, and I enjoy sharing them with others. Would that it could be over a cup of coffee, but maybe you will find hope and joy in them without me.


What inspires you to write?

Good question. Truthfully, I guess I felt the need to encourage my sons by becoming more than a wannabe writer, and finish what I started. The ideas for this trilogy came in a single month back in 1999 when my children were small. The stories sat in the back of my mind, coming to fruition in the last few years. I have had some amazing reviews which also inspired me along the way.

Although I have written poems, screen plays, articles and columns; and even a non-fiction tome, “Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion”, the “Rising Wind” books are my first attempts at novels. I thought that this series would be it for me, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find another two books wanting to speak, if time allows.


What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?

I used to love SCI Fi Anthologies and Clive Cussler. I’ve also enjoyed Tony Hilleman and Diane Mott Davidson, Barbara Daniels Dena and the more I think about it, many others.

I probably don’t read as much as you do. I spend too much time writing, and at my age, there is only so much time left.



Tell us about your writing process.

For me writing is a constant, determined struggle. The reward is when the characters drag me along with them at breakneck speed to help them tell their stories. My favorite part is the editing. I must go over a manuscript close to fifty times, but I learn each time. For me editing never really ends.

I guess I am a seat of the pants writer, though I outline at some point. I visualize my characters, and watch eagerly, as they grow, interact and develop. I do my best to make each chapter sparkle, beginning to middle, and middle to end. Technology and boards elude me.


For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?

I think about the characters or listen to a pertinent song, then, if I’m lucky, a piece of the story unfolds or reframes itself. Once I’m in the story, details, or mysterious side paths reveal themselves.

There are times I need to focus on drawing a more complete picture, especially when beginning a new chapter. Something I still struggle with.


What advice would you give other writers?

Write if you must. Whether for your own entertainment, or for the joy of it. If you are impelled to publish, then be prepared to work very hard to find a way achieve to that goal.

May you be blessed by finding honest help in this process. I was lucky to find wonderful friends to assist me. I was like a deer in headlights – in many ways I still am.



Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion by [Diane Olsen]
This One Won a Bronze Medal
By Illuminations Christian Awards



How did you decide how to publish your books?

I had published articles and columns when I was younger, but I had ideas for several stories and a non-fiction book that kept nagging over the decades to be completed. Ok, once completed, what does one do with them?

Luckily, I found a marketing promotor (Catherine Lyon) who became my friend. We checked out several possibilities, and evaluated them for our particular needs. She has helped me with all the advertising and encouraged me to learn as much as I can about the details of the publishing process. This education has taken me nearly as long as, and overall, was nearly as expensive as earning my degrees, (LOL.)


What do you think about the future of book publishing?

I am not sure how publishing will be changing over the next few years. I am hoping to convert all of these stories into audiobooks. But I’m sure tales and poetry, in some form, will delight humankind for generations to come.

What genres do you write?
Multicultural Adventure/action/mystery; Non-fiction; Christian.

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


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Award Medal-Winning Writer and Author, Diane Olsen, is the prolific writer and award-winning author of her debut book titled; “Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion.” Her new release of “Rising Wind: The Thunder Beings” series is now available on Amazon online, Barnes & Noble, and fine online book stores.

Her title of “Ancient Ways” is a bronze medal winner given by Illumination Christian Book Awards” is a thought-provoking and 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.

Now comes her new release titled; “RISING WIND: The Thunder Beings” (Book One a Series.) Adapted from an original screenplay Diane wrote several years ago, she has now written it for all her readers to enjoy as an amazing fiction packed with Action-Adventure, with Native Mystery and Suspenseful elements.

Diane was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and she now lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and the State of Washington. 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 enjoys writing, reading good books, spending time with her grandkids, and loves cooking. A few of her favorite books are ‘The Book of Certitude (Kitab-i-Iqan), The Upanishads, and The Great Initiates.’ Diane resides in the Pacific Northwest.



Author, Kim Carter Receives 5-Star Awarded Readers Favorite Book Review For Her New Mystery of ‘Dark Secrets of the Bayou’ & a Book Blitz on Book Buzz…





For Immediate Release:

Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Mystery – Murder book “Dark Secrets of the Bayou” by Kim Carter, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1947140124.

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, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

“Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

Dark Secrets of the Bayou is a work of fiction in the murder mystery genre. It is aimed at all ages and was penned by author Kim Carter. The novel follows the homecoming of attorney Tink Mabry as she visits Kane, Louisiana with a co-worker to deal with the dilapidated homestead she’s just inherited from the family she barely knows. No sooner has she arrived, however, than she ends up as the prime suspect of multiple murder investigations. As Tink explores her new surroundings she begins to realize that the family secrets that plague her inheritance may hold the key to exonerating her, though some things are best left in the past.

Author Kim Carter has crafted a sinister and spine-tingling work of dark mystery fiction which is an ideal read for a cold winter’s night. This story really combined so many elements and genres that I adore, from the historical references to the 19th century and the creepy, dark expanses of the Louisiana bayous, through to chilling, horror, and family drama elements.

The complex plot interweaves all of these factors seamlessly, delivering a smoothly-told narrative with sharp, exciting deviations in the mystery plot. It certainly kept me guessing until the end, and the close narration of Tink and her emotional journey really got me rooting for her (and fearing for her) as the story developed. Overall, I would highly recommend Dark Secrets of the Bayou for those who enjoy a dark mystery with lots of horror elements and a spellbinding atmosphere. This was a worthy introduction to an author worth reading again and again.”

You can learn more about Kim Carter and “Dark Secrets of the Bayou” at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/dark-secrets-of-the-bayou where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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Dark Secrets of the Bayou
By Kim Carter
Publisher: Raven South Publishing
Published: November 2020
ISBN: 978-1947140127
ASIN: B08NDVZ755
Pages: 462
Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Catherine “Tink” Mabrey, an up and coming attorney, is shocked by her recent inheritance from her estranged family on the bayou. After her mother died during childbirth, Tink’s father had quickly relocated them to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. With no memory of her mother, she is determined to learn more about her lineage and decides to visit the bayou town of Kane, Louisiana. Candace, Tink’s co-worker and best friend, agrees to make the trip with her.

Before she has time to explore her family’s history, or decide what to do with the declining property, local murders plague Tink’s homecoming. She quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a multiple murder investigation – and quite possibly, the prime suspect. When Candace retreats back to Atlanta, Tink, with the support of an unlikely cast of characters, sets out to discover clues that have haunted and tormented her family for generations.

Could a concealed crime from the 1800’s, or the family’s estate itself, harbor keys to unlocking the past? The more they learn, the more they question whether some secrets are best left buried…

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Cat Reccomends “Readers Favorite” For All Our Authors and Here’s Why…




FIRST? What author would say “NO” to a free book review from an influencer of books like Readers Favorite? It’s why when quoting or planning a custom marketing plan for a new potential client? I add Readers Favorite as part of their plan for both a free book review (they do offer paid express review options) and always suggest their book award program. The are book and literary influencers for 10+yrs.

They wouldn’t have the reputation they do without being successful. Besides, those amazing award-winner or a awarded 5-Star seals you recieve makes your book stand out. It’s a known fact that avid readers will buy a book that has won awards or reviewed by an industry leader like Readers Favorite.

If you believe in yourself and in the craft of being an author and writer? Then make sure you invest in that craft and enter award programs to have an overall solid marketing plan. Here is a little more about Readers Favorite and why many authors like actor, Jim Carrey and many others as RF is now celebrating over 10 years of serving authors, from new indie authors to bestsellers and iconic publishers...


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ABOUT READERS FAVORITE

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Readers’ Favorite is the fastest growing book review and award contest site on the Internet. We have earned the respect of renowned publishers such as Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors.

We are also very proud to be fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies. They also give back through “St. Judes Childrens Hospitals and Dare To Care Food Banks”...

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Readers’ Favorite is owned and operated by authors for authors. Our staff and nearly all our 1,000+ reviewers are authors who have come together to provide fellow authors with a valuable set of resources to help them succeed.

Authors need feedback and exposure, and we provide this through free quality reviews and a free feature rich review page, the opportunity to obtain recognition through our respected annual book award contest, and free Monthly Book Giveaway, Book Exchange, and Book Donation programs.

Authors also need information and support. Thus we have created an Author Forum in our Author Area where authors can communicate with each other, ask questions, and share ideas on writing, marketing and more. We also provide hundreds of free articles that we have created to answer questions and guide authors through today’s often difficult and changing literary landscape.

In addition, we provide professional, low cost proofreading, editing and critique services starting at just $1 per page. We add fast and friendly customer support by email, phone and text message to make sure authors get the help they need.

We truly are looking out for our fellow authors. In fact, we were the first book review company to not post negative reviews and provide authors with constructive criticism instead, which has now become an industry standard. We were also the first to offer Review Exchange and Book Donation programs to help authors receive more reviews and recognition.

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Award-Winning Author & Poet Wins a 5-Star Awarded Book Review…PR of “Dark Tides” By Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D.

Many authors know how special Readers Favorite is when receiving a 5-Star awarded book review from them. They are one of leading book influencers who been around for over 10+yrs sharing their favorite reads. And many celebraties also submmit their books as here https://readersfavorite.com/book-reviews.htm as they share them with Top Publishing Houses, Literary Agents, and Movie Producers!

You can even submimit your book for a free book review.

Author, Kevin Coughlin did and grab a 5-star review and press release for his book of poetry titled; “Dark Tides” and we could not be happier. If you enjoy poetry, this one by Kevin is a must read. But I’ll let you read this book review from RF and let you decided!

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“Dark Tides” by Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D.


For immediate release:

Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Poetry – General book “Dark Tides” by Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D., currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079D2CCN5.

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, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

“Reviewed By Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite

If poetry benefits our well-being, then we should immerse ourselves in appreciating this age-old art form. Reading Dark Tides: Poetic Reflections of Life by Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D. has a therapeutic feel to it. This fifth collection of poetry delves into human struggles dealing with emotional and mental pain with strong leanings toward the healing power of faith. Reverend Coughlin’s poems have relaxing rhythms that are at times hypnotic.

He writes with emotions that reach out to others who are undergoing similar struggles. The Christian undertones blend well with the imagery as illustrated in one of his poems, “Perched.” Here, the tree is used as the representation of life and death, and that these very same trees are used to make coffins—until a Jewish carpenter has set our souls free.

Our lives are filled with stresses that test our mettle to the limit to see how much we can stand, and sometimes, getting through the day is triumph enough. Art and spirituality are potent forces that can help those with the fewest resources to cope and adjust better to life, and Dark Tides does just that. Rev. Coughlin, however, cautions his readers that his poetry is for educational and informative purposes and not as supplementary material for clinical treatments.

Still, after reading this book, one cannot dispute that the themes of isolation, betrayal, self-revelation, and search for meaning contained herein may help to facilitate the transition into a happier way of life. Whether you are personally spiritual or not, this collection of poetry can give you an idea of perspective and wisdom in dealing with the cross that you bear.”


5-STARS For Dark Tides


You can learn more about Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D. and “Dark Tides” at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/dark-tides where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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An Award-Winning ‘Family Saga’ Book Series That Is Both Heart-Warming, Uplifting and Readers Are Still Raving About Through Reviews…By Author, Cynthia Ulmer

Welcome to Cedar Cove Life!
Introducing:
“The Cedar Cove Chronicles”
by Cynthia Ulmer

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Have you ever been to Cedar Cove?

Once you visit, life for you will never be the same.
You will never want to read about witches, warlocks, and evil forces again.
The powerful emotions of Love, Unity, Harmony, Dreams, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and a clear understanding of the Love of Christ will visit you and remain a part of your life. In this 6 book series, these good people will live with you daily. You will not be able to wait until this evening’s quiet reading moments, to get to the next scene.

It is almost like these people are actually real. The author is truly touched by a spirit that will change the way people in America and the World love and care about each other.

It will change the kinds of books you look forward to reading forever…

~Award-Winning Writer, Cynthia Ulmer

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“Born in Virginia and raised in North Carolina, Cynthia Ulmer is a true southern author whose books reflect her southern and Christian heritage.  Her writing has a down-home, comfort to it that brings her vast array of characters to life.”
(Below are the award-winners from the six book series)

Trudy: The Cedar  Cove Chronicles, Book Four (The Cedar Cove Chronicles 4) Kindle Edition       Todd (The Cedar Cove Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition        Clyde and Wanda: The Cedar Cove Chronicles, Book Two Kindle Edition

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About Cynthia Ulmer

Award-winning Author, Cynthia Ulmer is a medal-recipient writer of her Southern Family Fictional Series, “The Cedar Cove Chronicles” a Christian themed fiction series about family life, love, faith, and endurance. Her titles are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and many online bookstores and released between mid-2009 through mid-2015. Books one and four are Medal-winners by ‘Wishing Shelf Indie Book Awards.’

“Some people struggle with what they are meant to do in life and others just know it all along. I’ve known since I was a small child that I wanted to write–the stories were always in my head.” The Cedar Cove Chronicles is a series set in the fictional community of Cedar Cove, North Carolina, and follows the lives of ‘The Jansan Family,’ their friends and neighbors during the 40’s and ’50s.

Here is how Cynthia describes her fictional light Christian theme drama …
“Have you ever been to Cedar Cove? Once you visit, life for you will never be the same. You will never want to read about witches, warlocks, and evil forces again. The powerful emotions of Love, Unity, Harmony, Dreams, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and a clear understanding of the Love of Christ will visit you and remain a part of your life.

In this 6 book series, these good people will live with you daily. You will not be able to wait until this evening’s quiet reading moments, to get to the next scene. It is almost like these people are actually real. The author is truly touched by a spirit that will change the way people in America and the World love and care about each other. It will change the kinds of books you look forward to reading forever”. . . Cynthia enjoys writing, reading, listening to music, being with her family, and working in her church. She resides in the Carolina’s with her family. Visit her Official Author Website

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THE BOOK REVIEWS ARE STILL COMING IN On AMAZON…

 

Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2020

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Todd is my first introduction to Ulmer’s work and now understand why it became a fantastic award-winner. I look forward to reading the whole series of ‘The Ceder Cove Chronicles’ after reading Todd as it holds your interest in what is to come next being a family saga and unique enjoyable book!

The story of a fictional family set in the 1940s – 1950s when times were much more straightforward. The Jansan family goes through many trials and storms but holds steadfast to their Christian faith and beliefs as they learn they can endure any storm together as a loving caring family. I am not a big fan of heavy religious reads, but this story has just the right amount as not to be overbearing. Todd is well written, well-developed characters. Watch out for Grandma Cal, a vibrant ole coot!

The story overall pulls you in with family drama, surprises, and a lot of love. Even as you learn about their neighbor, who is a very nasty mean drunk and is a constant that made me feel lucky I don’t live next door to Horace! (I’m not too fond of spoilers) …

I was, however, privy to know that the author had woven in some of her cherished childhood and family memories of family living in the south, which I feel. made this book even more special to read. It has a historical feel to a fictional novel that has you engaged with only an area or two where the flow could have picked up a bit.

While reading Todd, be ready to experience more love, some laughs, a tear or two, and feelings of loss of old fashioned family values and discipline that many of us grew up within like ‘Old Southern Americana.’

I highly recommend it and such an enjoyable read.

 

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 It will make you think
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2020
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Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020


As the title of this review suggests, I found the child’s voice narrating this story to be believable, heartfelt, and engaging. Another big plus for this book is the window it provides into family life for a small farming community during World War II. It’s a fresh perspective.
So many World War II books and movies I’ve run across go more into the battles and bombs, the politics, the atrocities of the Nazis, the efforts on the home front in support of the war—all of which are important aspects that help us understand life during that time. This book, for me, is a welcome addition, something else to think about.

Another positive is the ongoing and escalating conflict between the narrator’s family, the Jansans, and a neighboring family, the Hammonds. I was very much emotionally invested as the plot unfolded. Very good read and well-written!

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Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020

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Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2020

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So Cat suggests you pour yourself a tall cool glass of Sweet Tea, kick your feet up, and dive into this amazing heart-warming and uplifting this summer of this award-winning book series of “The Jansan Family Saga.”
Readers won’t be disappointed!

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Changing Poor Habits & Behaviors Now! Guest Author Interview With Life Coach Maureen Scanlon Shares How…

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Guest Author Interview By Voyage Phoenix

Voyage Phoenix we’d like to introduce you to Life Coach and Author, Maureen Scanlon.

 

Maureen, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?

Just like everyone else, I’ve made some bad choices and decisions that I now know were learning lessons to allow me to be who I am today. I was married at 18, a mother at 19 and found myself in another country away from friends and family. I had chosen a difficult path as I was then alone with a husband in the military and in a domestic violence marriage with an alcoholic. I figured I had “no choice” but to stick it out. I was raised by parents who believe, “You made your bed, now lie in it.” Through the difficult times, I always knew I was worth more, but I didn’t believe it based on my day to day circumstances.
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One day, I finally got the courage to divorce my husband and raise three children on my own. Two of my children had struggles, one with ADHD and one with Bipolar Disorder. I had financial struggles, emotional stress, and health issues as I tried to parent alone. I continued to be in relationships that served someone else’s needs and allowed the abuse to continue. I had two bouts of cancer (Cervical and Skin), and I was walking with a cane at one point! Through it all, I would always talk to people about their problems. I loved helping people in spite of my own strife. My children used to call me the “counselor” and send all of their friends to me if they needed some encouragement or help.

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As my children were finally growing into adults, I decided to take my life back! I realized I needed healing from childhood, marriage, and all of the negative experiences I had incurred. It took two years to figure out my worth and realize I had dreams! I met my twin flame, now husband, Dennis and realized what unconditional love looked like for the first time in my life. While on our honeymoon, I noticed people would always come up and talk to me. I love talking to people, sharing their stories and finding similarities in our lives. This is where I had my epiphany… I would become a Life Coach and help people learn to love themselves as I finally discovered I could!

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Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?

We all have programming from our childhoods and past hurts. The human brain is wired to protect us from pain. The hardest part of beginning this dream was getting out of the comfort zone I had created. I had to fight the fear of the unknown and all of the past beliefs that I’d developed throughout my life. Believing in ourselves is the most challenging thing to do! Am I good enough? Will people want to come to me? Am I too old to start a business? Every day is a new endeavor and I have learned to take baby steps and give myself the mercy and compassion I have for others.
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I learn from those I coach and teach from the experiences I have had. Sometimes, all they need to hear is “You are amazing, and you are enough!” Life coaching is a new concept, so this is how I explain it when asked what I do. Life coaching is a new approach to figuring out who we are and why we act and react the way we do. I don’t dwell on a client’s past, we touch on it, then move forward with positivity, tools, techniques, and goals to help you achieve happiness and peace.

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Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?

As I started growing my coaching business, Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching, I took photos for the website. One day, I showed my best friend and she said, “I see this picture on the cover of a book.” I have never aspired to be an author, in fact, I always felt my verbal was much better. But… in following where I was being led in my new journey, I simply said, “I guess I’m writing a book than!”
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And I did… in eight weeks to be exact and I had published within four months. “My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am” came to life as I watched my dogs daily and realized what a beautiful and uncomplicated way they live. They love, have fun, and show compassion in amounts far greater than humans. The book is an inspirational and fun guide to teaching us to live from the example of the unconditional furry friends we share the planet with.
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The most rewarding part of my business is the feedback and responses I receive. I also create retreats, group coaching, and women’s events. From these events and personal coaching, hearing clients say that I’ve changed their life, they are living their dreams, finding their worth, and breaking lifetime habits is such an incredible feeling!
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My mission and purpose in this lifetime are the moral behind the Starfish Story. A little boy is walking along the beach throwing starfish into the ocean that had washed ashore. An old man tells the child, there are thousands of them, you’re not going to make much of a difference. To which the little boy tosses another starfish and says to the man, “It mattered to that one.”

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Tell us about your childhood, what were you like growing up?
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I always felt like I was different from everyone else. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I remember swinging on the swings at 6yrs old and pondering about what my life would be like. I felt I didn’t belong in my family, and that no one really “got me.” I always felt like I was a lot of trouble, and honestly, I sometimes was… I was very aware of how everyone felt and would say or do something funny to make everyone laugh.

“I always felt life should be fun.”

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Maureen’s Coach Pricing:

  • Life Coaching Sessions – $120 per session with package deals for 5 or more
  • My Book- My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Outskirts Press
  • Motivational Speaking and Group Coaching also available

 

Contact Info:

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EXCITING NEWS!!
Maureen will be featured in all Anytime Fitness Centers throughout Arizona!
As you work on the outside for a healthy lifestyle, now work on the inside with Life Coach Maureen for a happier well-balanced LIFE! Even if you don’t live in Arizona, she helps clients nationwide …