Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue: Turning your upside down world right side up! by Deb Scott



ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue by Deb Scott. Do you want to be happy? Of course! We all want to be peaceful, purposeful, and experience authentic,lasting joy. The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue offers fresh,fun, and surprising ways to live in lasting happiness.

All ages will enjoy learning how to TRANSFORM ANYTHING bad into a diamond you LOVE. Ready to receive a powerful and effective mind vitamin to be happy? These pages were written for you! The tone of the book is very conversational. The reader almost feels as if he or she is sitting down with Deb, having a cup of coffee, and talking with her.

The book is full of stories and quotes and analogies from everyday life that beautifully illustrate her points. She offers helpful advice that includes praying, 12 step programs (not just for alcoholics), tips for finding and determining if you have a “good” therapist, volunteering, and valuable resources (online and media) that can be used to help readers find blue skies and green grass. Another helpful tool that Ms. Scott includes is written exercises. Found throughout the book, these exercises are intended to help readers do some critical thinking and self-evaluation so that they can find themselves on the path to happiness



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Deb Scott is a motivation and lifestyle consultant, specializing in working with business and corporate environments to transform poor interpersonal dynamics and low-energy groups into high-powered, successful, dynamic teams. A biology major in college, Deb became an award-winning sales and leadership specialist with 20 years of background in cardiac surgery sales. Now she applies her sales and business background to motivational speaking and consulting in the fields of sales, marketing, advertising, hiring, and teambuilding. "The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue - Turning Your Upside-Down World Right-Side-Up" is her first book.

MEET THE AUTHOR:
Get to know Deb Scott and her inspirational motivational book - The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue: Turning your upside down world right side up! on the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 at 9:00pm(est). Join us for some inspiration and sharing with Deb and hear about her journey in writing this book!

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:
Website: Green Sky and Blue Grass
Facebook: Deb Scott on FaceBook
Twitter: @GreenSkyDeb

BUY THE BOOK:
The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue: Turning your upside down world right side up!, Paperback, 239 Pages, $14.95

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Digital and Interactive Book Apps for Children Narrated by Meryl Streep, Robin Williams + by Ruckus Media Group



ABOUT THE RUCKUS MEDIA APPS:
When children open Ruckus apps, turning and tilting pages, touching words and art, they read, see, and enter a story. Words, pictures, music, and dynamics made possible only by touch screen technology are woven to tell original stories to entrance and expand their imaginations. As with their favorite picture books, children will be enriched by and return to Ruckus apps again and again.

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS - MEET RICK:
Rick Richter, President, CEO, and Chair: A leader in children’s intellectual property development and a seasoned publishing executive, Rick served most recently as as President and Publisher of the Simon & Schuster Children’s Division (1996 – 2008). There he established the company as a consistent award-winning children’s and young adult publisher of many bestselling brands, including Olivia (Nickelodeon, Spring ‘09) and The Spiderwick Chronicles (Paramount, ‘08), He’s Just Not That Into You (New Line, ‘08) and Yes, Man (Warner Bros '08). In 1990, Rick co-founded Candlewick Press, the prestigious children's publisher based in Boston. "The goal of Ruckus is to combine the most creative minds in children's media with tremendously exciting new mobile devices. We'll be satisfied when a mom or dad can hand their phone or tablet to their child without one ounce of guilt, knowing that the experience the child is about to have will entertain them, challenge them, perhaps make them giggle, and be utterly satisfying."


[Rich Richter, President, CEO, and Chair]

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS - MEET JIM: Jim Young, Co-Founder, COO, Board Member: Jim has spent over twenty years in the media and technology industries with GE’s entertainment division, NBC; Viacom’s publishing unit, Simon & Schuster; consumer health company WebMD; technology and software supplier Dendrite International and News Corporation’s publishing unit, Harper Collins. During his career, Jim has held c-suite positions handling operations, mergers and acquisitions, company restructurings, sale transactions and human resources on a global basis. “As a hands-on father of two children, I want a digital experience that not only gives them the choice to be able to select and experience stories but also allows them to use their imagination. That is Ruckus – a place where kids can count on us to give them great stories, complemented by the games, recording, and interactivity made possible by a digital format.”


[Jim Young, Co-Founder, COO, and Board Member]

PRESS AND MEDIA The Wall Street Journal [09.15.10] "Picture this: A child cozies up for a bedtime story, but with an electronic book that allows her to, say, tickle a character, record her own voice reading, or complete a maze. Rick Richter, the former head of kids' books at CBS Corp's Simon & Schuster, is launching a new media house that specializes in interactive digital children's book, including classics such as 'The Velveteen Rabbit'." His company, Ruckus Media Group LLC, has a line of children's books delivered via software applications that make use of color, video, and touch screen capabilities. READ MORE: Full version of the Ruckus Media Article in the Wall Street Journal

MEET THE FOUNDER OF THIS FANTASTIC APP:
Get to know Jim Young, one of the Founders of Ruckus Media Group and learn all about these new and revolutionary apps that are going to deepen your children's love of books and stories at the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, October 21st at 9:00pm(est). Join us for some fun and sharing with Jim and let's talk about how he got it all started and what it means to parents, kids, and reading

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:
Website: RuckusMediaGroup.com
Blog: The Ruckus Among Us Blog
Facebook: Ruckus Media Group on FaceBook
Twitter: @RuckusMedia

BUY THE APPS: $3.99 each at the iTunes Apple Store

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living by Suzanne Saxe-Roux and Jean P. Roux



Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living, A Story and Life Guidebook set in San Francisco and the south of France, is a story and life guidebook featuring a dual-career professional couple with a young daughter who took the risk to go in search of what was truly important to them. At its heart is a love of family and the desire for quality of life. This book will inspire you to manifest your dreams and provide immediate actions you can take to create a life of good health, balance and joy.

Candid and inspiring, Suzanne and Jean- Pierre willingly acknowledge that the American Dream, as they were brought up to believe, has changed and the cost to one’s family, one’s health, and one’s own well-being can only be sustained for a period of time, not for 40 years or more. Along with millions of stressed out, busy professionals, Suzanne and Jean tell a great story and provide a life guidebook that is full of courageous and simple changes that can help us all create the lifestyles we want to live wherever we are.

Suzanne and Jean are late baby boomers, highly educated professionals who had a daughter late in life after 17 years of marriage. They have a life many would envy, but it hasn’t helped them live the life they so desire – a perfectly balanced life. What they have learned by living in a small village in the south of France is that there are many simple ways to bring joie de vivre into your daily family life and at the same time some changes require a great deal of courage and patience, but all are possible.



ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
The husband and wife team, Suzanne Saxe-Roux, Ed.D., and Jean P. Roux, Ph.D., LMFT, have over the last twenty-five years developed, consulted, coached, and trained thousands of people to become the best they can be both personally and professionally. As successful professionals and entrepreneurs in their own right, Suzanne and Jean Pierre, offer a fresh slant on adventuring through change, life transitions and recommitting to live a balanced and quality life. Suzanne is author of The Consultative Approach, Partnering for Results! and numerous workshops and articles. She is a columnist for the SF Examiner online, an avid blogger for www.healthyjoyfullivingblog.com and a national speaker inspiring busy professionals to take responsibility to create a life that embraces joie de vivre. Jean is the author of a variety of wellness related workshops, and is a practicing clinical psychotherapist.

MEET THE AUTHOR:
Suzanne and I met on Twitter last year and I have been excited to hear about the progress on her new book. Suzanne will be on I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 9:00pm (est). Join us to hear all about Suzanne Saxe-Roux and her new book!

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:
Website: Healthy Joyful Living
Facebook: Suzanne Saxe-Roux
Twitter: @SuzanneSaxeRoux

BUY THE BOOK:
Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living, A Story and Life Guidebook, by , Suzanne Saxe-Roux, Ed.D., and Jean P. Roux, Ph.D., LMFT, $14.95, paperback, 315 pages

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pug at the Beach: An island dog's reflection on life by Jackson Dunes


ABOUT THE BOOK:
Pug At The Beach It's not about a breed. It's about a lifestyle. What do you get when you combine the Dahli Lama, Jimmy Buffett, and the turquoise blue waters of a tropical island? Why Pug At The Beach, of course! His name is Pug and he's a common dog with uncommon wisdom.

He's got a dorsal fin for an ear and a really nice collection of surfing shorts. His calm and wise insights combined with his playful attitude make for some very interesting adventures from his home at the beach. Travel with Pug At The Beach and find out how Pug learns to make new friends, overcomes his fear of the unknown, and successfully adapts to change. Find out why learning to surf helped him overcome adversity or how flying a kite can lead to great scientific discoveries.

This innovative and thought provoking book is a whimsical yet philosophical look at life. Tropical drawings along with short verses of text promise to inspire readers of all ages through subjects such as: being mindful, the importance of taking time for ourselves, overcoming any adversity, and remaining true to our authentic selves. Whether a kid or a kid at heart, readers of all ages have benefitted from Pug's simple wisdom and playful attitude.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Diana Taylor, who uses the pen name Jackson Dunes, is an innovative, inspirational writer of the Pug At The Beach books. She teaches people how to pursue their dreams and live a life of joy. Her own journey has brought her from being a stay at home mom, through a difficult divorce, to a life altering decision to leave her home of 25 years and chase her dream of living "at the beach." In 2008 she moved from rural New Hampshire to South Florida.

The character "Pug" was created in Key West and developed while her children were young. Pug's calm manner, playful attitude, and insightful wisdom appeals to both adults (for whom it was written) and children (who know a good thing when they see it.)

Taylor's unique approach to writing, whether the Pug books, or her short stories and essays, has garnered much attention and respect as well as a legion of devoted followers who speak of being consistently motivated to make positive changes in their own lives after reading her work.

MEET THE AUTHOR:
Get to know Diana Taylor  (AKA Jackson Dunes) and her insightful book Pug At The Beach at the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, September 23rd at 9:00pm(est). Join us for some fun and sharing with Jackson Dunes as we delve into the spirituality and insights in her book!!

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:
Website: Pug at the Beach
Facebook: Pug at the Beach
Twitter: @PugAtTheBeach

BUY THE BOOK:
Pug at the Beach, Paperback, $9.95, 67 pages.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide to Domestic Liberation By Lisa Quinn




ABOUT THE BOOK: In the tradition of Erma Bombeck and Peg Bracken, author Lisa Quinn—Emmy Award-winning television host and recovering Marthaholic—gets real on the follies of housekeeping. Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets is a crash course in Slacker Chic 101 that will have over-extended women everywhere laughing out loud and throwing in the towel—the dishtowel, that is. Full of shortcuts and tricks for cleaning, decor, and entertaining, such as: the top 10 things you have to clean if you have company coming in 30 minutes; interior finishes that hide the most dirt; 17 meals made from a deli chicken; and much more, this wickedly funny guide helps women create the life they want without all the hard labor—and without compromising style.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lisa Quinn is an Emmy award-winning TV host, best-selling author, and busy mom of Scarlett Elizabeth and Silas Cash. She is a contributor to Better Homes and Gardens, Redbook, Life, and PARADE magazines; has appeared on Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, HGTV, and Oprah; designed sets for the National Geographic Society and the Discovery Channel; and starred in her own one-hour special for the Fine Living Network.

Lisa currently serves as spokesperson for IKEA and Kelly Moore Paints. Home with Lisa Quinn is syndicated nationally on the Live Well HD network.

MEET THE AUTHOR:
Get to know Lisa Quinn and her practical and funny book Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide to Domestic Liberation at the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 9:00pm(est). Join us for some fun and sharing with Lisa Quinn and learn about her Confessions of a Disillusioned Domestic Diva!

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:
Website: LisaQuinnInc.com
Blog: LisaQuinnInc.com
Facebook: Lisa Quinn
Twitter: @LisaQuinnInc

BUY THE BOOK:
Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets, Hardcover, $18.95, 168 pages.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lessons to My Children by I. Mark Cohen and Weston D. Burnett






ABOUT THE BOOK:
LESSONS TO MY CHILDREN illustrates the basics of financial literacy - from budgeting to investing – with real life stories, time tested practices, and easy to understand advice that will help both parent and child take control of their financial futures. Lessons to My Children is the financial advice every parent should give their children – and the wisdom children of all ages should follow!


ABOUT THE WEBSITE:
Lessons To My Children is a multimedia website featuring videos, financial and budgeting tools, social media communities, Weekly Wealth Lessons™, and a timely, information-rich blog designed to help families learn and apply the life-changing financial lessons revealed in the new book LESSONS TO MY CHILDREN: Simple Life Lessons for Financial Success, Wealth and Abundance.


Mark Cohen and Weston D. Burnett


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
I. Mark Cohen, J.D., LL.M, CFP® is the founding partner of both Navigator Wealth Management, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm, and Cohen & Burnett, P.C., attorneys and counselors at law. Widely published in trade journals, Mark is also a popular speaker on the topics of estate taxes and legal ethics and is the author of the first and only comprehensive treatise on the Uniform Trust Code, a resource used by legal professionals and educators the world over.


Weston D. Burnett, J.D., LL.M, CFP® is the managing partner of Cohen & Burnett, P.C. and President and CEO of Navigator Wealth Management, LLC, through which he helps clients realize their life goals and gain peace of mind by delivering an integrated, strategic approach to legal, tax and financial planning.


MEET THE AUTHORS:
Get to know Mark and Wes and all about their fantastic book for families Lessons to My Children at the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Wednesday, September 15th, 2010at 9:00pm(est). Join us for some fun and sharing with Mark and Wes and how you can teach your children about money.


***ONLINE DIGITAL LAUNCH PARTY***
The three-part party will feature a free webinar, a Blog Talk Radio interview with the popular “I Love Authors” host Melissa Lierman, and an interactive Twitter party with prizes, tips, and more! Come join us for the online scavenger hunt and party that could change your financial life! RSVP by visiting LessonsToMyChildren.com to register for the free online digital book launch party.


When: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 7:00 – 10:00 pm EST


7:00 pm EST – TIPS - Attend a free online webinar where the authors will reveal some of their best tips for achieving financial success, wealth and abundance.


8:00 pm EST – CLUES - Listen in online as Mark & Wes take your questions on Blog Talk Radio’s I Love Authors show. Hint: They’ll be leaving clues that lead to prizes!


9:00 pm EST – PRIZES - Attend the @LessonstoMyChildren Twitter party online for your chance to win a copy of the book, savings bonds, and more!


CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:
Website: Lessons To My Children Website
Blog: The Lessons Blog
Facebook: Lessons to My Children FaceBook Page
Twitter: @LessonsToMyChildren
You Tube: Lessons to My Children You Tube Channel
Press Release: Lessons to My Children Press Release


BUY THE BOOK:
Lessons to My Children: Simple Life Lessons for Financial Success, Wealth and Abundance , By I. Mark Cohen and Weston D. Burnett, hardcover, 192pp, $24.95.


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Thursday, September 9, 2010

What Kids Need to Succeed by Andrea Patten and Harry S. Patten



ABOUT THE BOOK:
Stop! You're not raising a child...You're raising afuture adult! Can you see what's wrong with this picture? There's a child where an adult should be. And that's the point. We speak in terms of 'raising children,' but the thought we need to keep 'front and center' is that we're raising future adults.


We interviewed numerous successful adults in search of common themes. We studied their life stories and compared them to biographies of other well-known high-achievers. A pattern emerged. Successful adults share a common background, something we call the Four Foundations of Adult Achievement.


In the parenting book, What Kids Need to Succeed, these principles are illustrated through inspiring stories that help parents think about ways to prepare their own children for a bright future. When you lay the groundwork for these foundations, your children start to develop attitudes and habits shared by successful adults.


What are the Four Foundations? We thought you'd never ask:
1. Refuse to Fail
2. Work Hard
3. Develop Discipline
4. Give Back


Other parenting books seem to have pushed aside values, ethics, and child discipline in favor of focusing on giving your children self-esteem. But you can't give your kids self-esteem - it comes from within. THEY have to develop it. It's our job to help them do that. The Four Foundations set the stage for growing confident, competent adults.


There's a lot of parenting help and advice available. And it's loaded with contradictions. Some of that parenting advice can backfire and you won't know it until it's too late.


We'll show you how to avoid the "deadly sins" of parenting:
1. Treating your child as an equal
2. Overindulging - especially the "wants"
3. Forgetting to teach them about consequences, or
4. Simply not taking action when you should


The good news is: it's NOT too late to start teaching the Four Foundations. The sooner the better.And, it doesn't matter if you have 1 kid or 12, whether they call you "Mom," "Dad," "Nana," or "Papa" - nor does it matter if you're a foster parent or grandparent. If you're entrusted with raising a future adult (what you used to think of as raising a child or raising children) you can start today. We'll show you how to instill the simple - not 'easy' - ideas which will set your children apart as they grow up.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
What Kids Need to Succeed: Four Foundations of Adult Achievement was authored by father-daughter team Harry S. Patten and Andrea Patten.


Harry developed the sales skills that are the foundation for his business by selling Kirby vacuum cleaners door-to-door. Since 1962, this self-made millionaire has become the foremost buyer and seller of rural and recreational land in America. He is a father and a grandfather.


Throughout her life, Andrea Patten has distinguished herself as a creative problem-solver. In addition to being a Mom, she has spent most of her adult life working in human services, both in the public and private sectors. Her particular area of expertise requires an entrepreneurial mind as she has played a key role in helping organizations bring such innovations as bilingual programming, family treatment and networking for comprehensive client care. Andrea is a licensed addictions counselor who has worked in substance abuse treatment, child protection and domestic violence settings.


"My work as a family advocate exposed me to a wide variety of families and problems. I'm fascinated by the ways they choose to solve them. My favorite part of direct service work was always helping people to identify and connect with the well of optimism and strength inside of them. That's one of the reasons I like the Four Foundations so much. The four foundations not only remind people of what they are capable of, they serve as a way to filter and prioritize information and ideas: I think there's something for every family here."


"Teaming with my father to write What Kids Need to Succeed was a tremendous growth opportunity for me. It took me out of a familiar role and allowed me to reach families in an entirely new manner. I think that this book can provide hope to any family, regardless of their circumstances."


When her son was young she took a break from human services and went to work in the marketing department of her family’s business. There she discovered more similarities."I've always had a gift for seeing the common ground between issues, organizations or departments that appear, on the surface, to be very different from one another. It's easy for me to find areas of overlap that allow them to work together. Whether an organization offers a product or a service, its message needs to be presented in a way which best serves its intended audience. That's one of the reasons I like the Four Foundations so much."


Andrea and her co-author father have always been interested in helping projects (and people) develop to their fullest potential. Andrea works with organizations to tailor programs, workshops, and keynote addresses to meet their unique needs. In addition, the pair have provided numerous copies of What Kids Need to Succeed to well-run organizations serving kids and families.


MEET THE AUTHOR:
Get to know Andrea Patten and her insightful and necessary parenting book What Kids Need to Succeed: 4 Foundations of Adult Achievement at the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, August 9th at 9:00pm(est). Join us for some insight and learning with Author Andrea Patten on how to be better parents and give our kids the foundations for adult success and achievement!


CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:
Website: WhatKidsNeedToSucceed.com
Blog: What Kids Need To Succeed Blog
Facebook: Andrea Patten
Twitter: @andreapatten

BUY THE BOOK:
What Kids need to Succeed: 4 Foundations of Adult Achievement, Hardcover, $18.95, 180 pages.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Business Cards to Business Relationships: How to Build the Ultimate Network by Allison Graham





ABOUT THE BOOK:
This book is a down-to-earth, practical MUST READ guide to raise your company’s profile and generate revenue. The information will help you to elevate your influence, your business, and yourself by building your own ultimate network! Everything you need to know about proper business networking from defining the concept, developing the ‘Business of YOU,’ learning the fundamentals, and implementing proven strategies, is packed into its pages.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Allison Graham is a business networking and growth strategies expert that works with professionals at all levels, from emerging leaders to senior executives. Through her engaging keynotes, interactive corporate training workshops and private consulting sessions, Allison shows leaders how to hone their business networking skills to grow revenue, create community buzz and find personal fulfillment.


Allison’s extensive business experiences and her engaging and charismatic stagestyle merge to create entertaining and inspiring presentations that will leave your audience pumped about networking and armed with lasting skills they can implement immediately!


MEET THE AUTHOR:
Get to know Allison Graham and her absolutely necessary and very comprehensive Business Cards to Business Relationships: How to build the Ultimate Network Book at the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, September 2nd at 9:00pm(est). Join us for some fun and and great, real, and relevant business advice from Author Allison D. Graham!


CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:
Website: ElevateBiz.ca
Weekly News Column: Allison D. Graham Business Column for Sun Media and the London Free Press
Blog: Get Connected - Daily Business Blog for Sun Media
Facebook: Allison Graham on FaceBook
Twitter: @AllisonDGraham


BUY THE BOOK:
Business Cards to Business Relationships: How to Build the Ultimate Network, Paperback, $24.95, 217 pages.


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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Owning Patricia: A Story of Breaking Free by Patricia Bonelli


ABOUT THE BOOK:
What woman hasn’t wished she could erase painful life events, challenging circumstances, and haunting memories?? But what if, instead, every woman had the courage to unveil the truth behind her story and look for the redemption on that path?

Patricia Bonelli’s “Owning Patricia”, is a raw, tender inspirational true story of a grown woman retracing her youthful missteps into darkness. Bonelli’s purpose of fully embracing her story, owning who she was in the past, in order to command her life in the present, provides inspiration for anyone who might themselves dare to illuminate a less than pristine past.

She writes, “By the age of 12, I found myself left to my own devices…With no sense of who I was or how I would provide for myself, I chose a series of degrading and desperate corridors to walk through.” Life as an out-of-control runaway living on the streets paved the way to prostitution and entrapment (“I had a seventh-grade education and the only way I knew how to make money was on my back.”); leading to being “rescued” by becoming the domestic partner of a drug runner. By age 23, Bonelli was a single mother of three, requiring refuge in the Witness Protection Program.

As Bonelli tells her tale of transcending her early circumstances to lead a rewarding life and successful career in law enforcement, and becoming the mother to her children that was never modeled for her, readers witness the unstoppable determination of a woman proving her worth and prioritizing connection to those she cares about.

At each chapter’s end, Bonelli has worked her memoir into a self-help format, providing thought-provoking questions for the reader to journal about. Bonelli is a seeker and a sage, showing how she transformd her life--and hopes to help others do the same--in a book that readers won’t put down, without learning life-lessons of their own along the way.

Bonelli invites readers into her story by saying, “Sometimes we need to relate our stories to one another to share the tragedies we have faced in life. We gain comfort in knowing we are not alone. There are universal struggles we each face with abandonment, rejection, loss, though through different unique sets of circumstances. By telling the unedited version of my story, I have realized, at a deep level, how much I have in common with women everywhere.”



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
An adopted child from birth, Patricia Bonelli lost the happy innocence of childhood early. Being gang-raped at age 13 was merely the beginning of trouble stalking her at every turn: A school dropout in seventh grade. A runaway living on the streets. A prostitute for a pimp. A single teenage mother. All of this, she had experienced by the tender age of 18.

In 1984, Bonelli began working as a parole/probation officer at San Quentin prison, counseling criminal offenders whose choices, like her own history, had led them to desperate places. “I was tough with them, but I also had bottomless empathy and caring for these people because of where I came from.”

Patricia retired after 20 years in Law Enforcement and relocated from San Francisco to Maui, Hawaii, where she wrote her inspirational true story of courage and redemption, "Owning Patricia: A Story of Breaking Free", about her life as a teenage prostitute and single mother, to her triumph over adversity, and how she forged a successful career.

In 1998, Bonelli became a certified Life Coach, Mentor, and Motivational Speaker. Bonelli believes it is possible to overcome any hurdle in life by combining faith and optimism. She has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows around the country. Her passion is working on the The Affinity Center, a charitable foundation for young women in need of safe harbor. Money from proceeds of "Owning Patricia" will be used as seed money for a retreat center where young women will be inspired, educated, and motivated about how to pursue their life goals.

Patricia Bonelli was born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from St. Mary's College in 1992 with a degree in Business Administration. She completed a Bachelor's Degree at Sonoma State in 1989, in Psychology and Criminology.

Patricia is the mother of 4 adult children, 3 daughters and one son. She resides in Laguna Beach, California.

MEET THE AUTHOR:
Get to know Patricia Bonelli and her inspirational book Owning Patricia: A Story of Breaking Free at the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, August 26th at 9:00pm(est). Join us for some fun and sharing with Patricia Bonelli as we discuss the book and how we all can own our life despite whatever life throws at us!!


CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:
Website: Owningpatricia.com
Blog: n/a
Facebook: Patricia Bonelli
Twitter: @patriciabonelli


BUY THE BOOK:
Owning Patricia: A Story of Breaking Free, Paperback, $11.52, 238 pages.


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Diet & Fitness Journal: Your Personal Guide to Optimum Health by Claudine Gandolfi



ABOUT THE BOOK:
Diet & Fitness Journal: Your Personal Guide to Optimum Health
Written and Planned by Claudine Gandolfi, Illustrated by Kerren Barbas Steckler, Designed by Rebecca Lown & David Cole Wheeler


Those who keep a diary and record their progress lose twice as much weight as those who don't! Our ultimate diet and fitness journal helps retrain your brain and body to achieve your goals, improving your state of mind and physical well being. And, it's adaptable for different programs. Currently in its third print run this year!


User Reviews:
“This is quite possibly the best thing I have ever bought in regards to my diet and fitness plans. Since starting writing down my caloric/fat intake and the calories I burn, I have lost 20 lbs. It helps so much to see what I am doing to my body!! I intend to lose 30 more and I KNOW this is going to help me! I am buying another one as a gift to my work out buddy!” – Hooves, college student, Amazon.com


“Great journal! I bought one and turned around and bought a bunch more. I will be using this one for quite a while. It’s a nice shape, not too wide but has enough room to write everything.
The pages are broken down how I eat...3 meals and 3 snacks. I use the bodybugg and this journal works well with it, as it gives me a place to record my deficit. It would also work well with Weight Watchers, as it gives your an extra column to record what you want (like pts).” – J. Smith, Amazon.com


“Useful little book. Nice size because it can fit easily into a purse or bag and stiff cover keeps it in better condition if you drag it about with you. I use it nearly everyday (I feel so virtuous ;) and keeping track of what I eat definitely makes me think before I stuff. I've even lost five pounds...” – MaidMarion, barnesandnoble.com


“First things first, the diet and fitness journal orange and blue front is only a packaging label. It comes completely off and then you have a really nice, fake leather diet journal. All of the other diet journals I found were really obvious about being a...DIET JOURNAL! I bring this thing everywhere and don't want everyone to know it's my diet journal. It looks kind of classy without writing all over it…This is an AWESOME book and I really hope they keep selling them, because I will buy one every time I run out of entries.” – Luke Deandrade, Amazon.com




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In 2005, after a life-long battle with obesity, Claudine decided enough was enough. Not willing to go the surgery route and wanting to do what was best for her health, she worked hard and through diet and exercise lost 172 lbs. She retrained her brain (and stomach!) to accept smaller portions and substitutions and eventually went from short walks to jogging, personal training sessions, nutrition sessions, and working out with weights. She shares her favorite tips in her Diet & Fitness Journal’s introduction and information pages.


MEET THE AUTHOR:
Get to know Claudine Gandolfi and her revolutionary and fantastic Diet & Fitness Journal on the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 9:00pm(est). Join us for some fun and sharing with Claudine on her her journey to her own health and fitness and creating this wonderful journal that can help you do the same!


CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:
Website: PeterPauper.com
Blog: n/a
Facebook: Claudine Gandolfi
Twitter: @ClaudineGandolf


BUY THE BOOK:
Diet & Fitness Journal: Your Personal Guide to Optimum Health, Paperback, $14.95, 280 pages.


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Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Virtuous Consumer: Your Essential Shopping Guide for a better, kinder, healthier world by Leslie Garrett




ABOUT THE BOOK:
The Virtuous Consumer: Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World by Leslie Garrett. Sure there are people who chain themselves to old-growth trees, raise their one child diaper-free, and make their own soap. The Virtuous Consumer is for the rest of us, struggling to make choices that are better for the planet - and for us. Leslie Garrett has created a comprehensive reference guide that - like a smart, funny, and eco-conscious friend - will steer you toward ethical purchased for everything from lipstick to cars, kids' toys to a new mattress. The Virtuous Consumer is the key to shopping consciously and creating a simpler, greener lifestyle.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Who. Am. I.
Good question. But one, I assume you want to know, or you likely wouldn’t have clicked this link.

Let’s see.

I’m a mother.
Of three (mostly) wonderful kids who desperately want a mom who buys them Lunchables. And Doritos. And Coke. And who buys strawberries whether they’re in season or not.
Instead, they have me.

I’m a writer.
Of books. A zillion magazine articles, focusing mostly on environmental and social issues but occasionally veering into such territory as why I love my cottage bike or why I’m proud of my tough feet. Clearly, I tend toward narcissism.

I’m a blogger.
On this and other wonderful sites, such as Gaiam, GreenMuze and Health and Harmony.

I’m a speaker and media personality (whatever that is).
I’ve taken my eco-gig to dozens of consumer shows, businesses, television viewers, radio listeners, schools and associations. I love little more than sharing my energy and enthusiasm for living a life that celebrates our world and the people in it.

I’m an environmentalist.
It took me a long time to call myself that. I was convinced that the real environmentalists would call me out and point to my overstuffed closet or my swimming pool and reveal me as a total fraud. Time and experience in this brave new age of eco-awareness has offered up perspective. I work hard to create change to ensure that the world my Doritos-seeking children inherit will be worth a damn.

I’m a volunteer.
I’m a sucker for a good cause and have, over the years, donated time, money, books and – dare I say it? – my talent to organizations that focus on the environment, poverty, homelessness, mental health issues, AIDS in Africa, mentoring girls, arts exposure for children, animal rescue and more. So many causes, so little time.

I’m a pet owner.
I currently share my home with seven pets – all rescues from various circumstances. All wonderful. Though I wish my 21-year-old cat was a bit better at remembering where his litter box was.

I’m an incurable optimist.
Though I occasionally plunge into despair (climate change! Species extinction! Child labor!), I inevitably pick myself up and remember that the world is poised for positive change. I remind myself that hope is a verb with its sleeved rolled up. And there’s work to be done.


MEET THE AUTHOR:
Get to know Leslie Garrett and her essential book to green up your family -The Virtuous Consumer: You Essential Shopping Guide for a better, kinder, healthier world on the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, July 29th, 2010 at 9:00pm(est). Join us for some fun and sharing with Leslie how to make your family more green, make better choices, and learn about her journey in writing this book!


CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:
Website: The Virtuous Consumer
Blog: The Virtuous Consumer Blog
Facebook: n/a
Twitter: @VirtuousConsumR


BUY THE BOOK:
The Virtuous Consumer, Paperback, $15.95, 212 pages.


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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Real Breakfast: Think Outside the Box (of Cereal That Is!), by Angelle Batten and Dr. Susan McCreadie of NourishMD



ABOUT THE BOOK:
*Recipes for a Healthy Balanced Breakfasts
*Why breakfast is so important for a Healthy Happy Child
*What cereals are considered REAL
*Why most boxed cereals should be left on the shelf - even the ones from the health food stores!
*The difference between REAL food - Fake food - Bridging food - and how to teach your child the difference, easily.
*Includes a REAL/Bridging/Fake Food Chart -
*How to find sugar in a product -
*How to bring REAL Breakfast to your kitchen table, REAL fast.
*Learn why vitamin T and vitamin L are so essential to your child's health - is your child missing them?
*Discover 5 Easy Ways to a Healthier Happier Child
*and more...
*Including 3 Simple Steps to Get You Started TODAY feeding your family REAL Breakfast REAL Fast!

12 REAL Breakfast Recipes from Chef Jackie
*Breakfast Quinoa
*Breakfast Upside Down Cake
*Green Goodness Smoothie
*Leftover-Chicken Frittata
*Mediterranean Egg Bake
*Oven-Grilled Sandwiches
*Overnight Creamy Crockpot Oatmeal
*Quiche with a Brown Rice Crust
*Sausages and Cheese Breakfast Pudding
*Turkey Sausage
*Whole-Grain Berry Muffins
*12 recipes can be made Gluten-Free
*50% of the recipes can be made Casein-Free




ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
We didn’t always live healthy. We drank Mountain Dew and consumed way too much sugar (and probably still do!). We turned to conventional medicine to solve all of our problems (but found it couldn't!). Dr. Sue struggled with multiple miscarriages and Angelle suffered from depression and severe PMS. Individually we found answers to our health problems by changing our diets and using holistic medicine. When each of us became moms and held our new babies, like every mom, we realized the most important thing in life is a happy healthy child. Years later our paths crossed. We were each supporting moms and helping children heal, but realized we needed to reach more moms for more children to live happier healthier lives and so NourishMD.com was born

SUSAN MCCREADIE, as a board certified pediatrician specializing in holistic medicine, my vision is to heal children with any illness, naturally. During my training as a medical doctor and pediatrician, I witnessed many children benefiting from the advancement of western medicine; however I also realized that many children’s health care issues go beyond the traditional medical paradigm. After completing my chief resident year in pediatrics, I started Pediatric Holistic Medicine, PLC. I continue to learn daily how to help myself and others heal; it’s a journey and lifelong passion, and I love every minute of it.

ANGELLE BATTEN holds a B.A. from the University of Detroit in Elementary Education and an MEd. from Wayne State University in Education Administration. She is also certified as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, which is a state-licensed nutrition school in New York City. The most important thing for parents is to raise healthy, happy children, but they don't know how to get there. As a health coach, Angelle walks parents through an increasingly challenging and confusing path to create health and happiness for their families.

ABOUT NOURISHMD.COM
“We are what we eat!” We’ve all heard that before. Instead we say, “We are what we consume.” Whether that be from the food and drink we digest, the air we breathe, or the products we put on our skin - it all makes up who we are. In today’s world, we are bombarded with toxins to process, from food, water, air, and all the products we use (soap, shampoo, cleaners, sunscreen, bug spray). The list is endless. Our goal is to reduce our family’s toxic burden. How? By eating REAL organic and local food, drinking purified water, and reducing our exposure to toxins. That’s a tall order, but we believe it is necessary to maintain optimal health.

We created NourishMD.com to educate and inspire moms to feed their children REAL food for health and to empower moms to find natural solutions for their children with medical, emotional, and/or learning difficulties. As a holistic pediatrician and a holistic health counselor/elementary teacher, we are passionate about creating healthier, happier lives for all children. As trained healthcare professionals, we bring our collective knowledge and expertise to the NourishMD.com community. As moms ourselves, we bring our far-from-perfect REAL life experience as well. Together we strive to create a vision of how to raise and heal children naturally, and in doing so help ourselves and other moms realize we can incorporate REAL food and healthy living into our busy lifestyles everyday.

MEET THE AUTHORS:
Get the chance to talk to authors Susan McCreadie and Angelle Batten and learn more about the health of your children and yourself as they discuss
Real Breakfast: Think Outside the Box (of Cereal That Is!) on the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 9:00pm(est)


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Website: NourishMD.com
Facebook: NourishMD
Twitter: @NourishMD

BUY THE BOOK:
Real Breakfast: Think Outside the Box (of Cereal That Is!), E-Book, $9.95

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Influence - How Women's Soaring Economic Power will Transform our World for Better by Maddy Dychtwald with Christine Larson



ABOUT THE BOOK:
This book describes a trend that may be the biggest change agent of this decade. As a critical mass of women all over the world are becoming financially powerful enough to stand on their own two feet, they are tipping the global power balance and changing the rules of the family, the workplace, the marketplace, and business and political leadership. This book isn’t just about the facts but what the facts add up to, including:
• How women’s rise to power impacts money, markets, and men: the past, present, and future.
• The three stages of women’s financial power: 1) security, 2) independence, and 3) influence.
• How women will pioneer the opportunities and challenges of the longevity revolution.
• The new female-driven “cyclic” work/life paradigm.
• How women are rewriting the rules of success.
• How the evolving female/male equation changes the rules and roles at home and at work.
• An examination of women’s multiplying marketplace clout and how successful companies are responding.

This groundbreaking new book is filled with breakthrough research findings, marketplace insights, and inspirational stories of trendsetting women from all over the globe. It’s not a feminist treatise, but rather,\ argues that men will also benefit greatly from the changes economic parity will bring. After decades of building up their earning power, women have begun unleashing their influence on the world to everyone’s benefit.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Maddy Dychtwald is a highly acclaimed demographer, marketing strategist, and the author of three books, including Cycles: How We Will Live, Work, and Buy; an illustrated children’s book, Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings; as well as Influence: How Women’s Soaring Economic Power Will Transform Our World for the Better. In 1986, with her husband, Ken, she co-founded Age Wave, the nation’s foremost thought leader on population aging and its profound business, social, and cultural implications. A highly acclaimed public speaker, she has addressed more than 250,000 business leaders worldwide. A working wife, mother, daughter, and sister, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

MEET THE AUTHOR:
Get to know Maddy Dychtwald and Learn How Women's Soaring Economic Power will Transform Our World for the Better on the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, June 10th, 2010 at 9:00pm(est). Join us to hear all about Maddy and her powerful and thought provoking book!

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CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR ON TWITTER:
@GoInfluence

BUY THE BOOK:
Influence - How Women's Soaring Economic Power will Transform our World for Better by Maddy Dychtwald with Christine Larson, $24.99, 232 pages, hardcover, on Amazon.com

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

SOS! The Six O'Clock Scramble to the Rescue: Earth-Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Dinners for Busy Families by Aviva Goldfarb



Dinner with kids shouldn’t be a battleground. And it shouldn’t make a martyr out of the parent whose job it is to get it on the table fast, fresh and hot every day at 6 PM. Aviva Goldfarb’s cheerful Scramble system takes the hassle and worry out of mealtime. Her readers rely on her organized grocery lists, weekly meal plans and fast and easy recipes not just for the healthy dinners themselves, but for taking the stress out of dinnertime. She wants families to actually enjoy their dinners together!

Building on the major success of the first SCRAMBLE cookbook, SOS!THE SIX O’CLOCK SCRAMBLE TO THE RESCUE: Earth-Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Dinners for Busy Families is taking an extra of-the-moment stress away from meal planning for busy families: concern about the environment, about the cost of shipping out-of-season food halfway around the world and about needlessly wasted food.

SOS: THE SIX O’CLOCK SCRAMBLE TO THE RESCUE: Earth-Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Dinners for Busy Families:
• Helps readers eat seasonally without missing their favorite foods
• Moves toward a slightly more vegetarian menu for health and a lighter environmental footprint
• Reveals when organic matters (and when it doesn’t) and follows what’s in season
• Saves money through easy, efficient planning, bulk buying, freezing and storing, and avoiding waste
• Packs the power of achievable ethnic meals, such as Moo Shu Vegetable Wraps and Brazilian Halibut with Coconut-Lime Sauce
• Makes grocery trips count with suggestions for weekly plans and shopping lists



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Like many busy moms, Aviva Goldfarb struggled to put a nutritious dinner on the table for her family amidst the chaos of daily life. Going back to the weekly meal planning strategy her mother used, in 2003 Aviva developed a system that helps parents take the Scramble out of the dinner hour by giving them an easy, online meal planning and grocery shopping system, along with fail-proof recipes.

The Six O'Clock Scramble (www.thescramble.com) is an online service that takes the stress out of daily dinners for busy families. Each week, members receive a suggested seasonal meal plan with five days' worth of dinner recipes, side dishes, and an organized grocery list. Aviva develops quick-to-prepare meals that are creative, healthy, unprocessed and kid-friendly without being adult-alienating. This weekly meal plan can be customized in seconds based on families’ tastes, schedules and dietary needs.

Aviva’s Six O'Clock Scramble Cookbook debuted in 2006 to national acclaim. Both the cookbook and online meal planning service won praise from reviewers at O Magazine, Working Mother, USA Today, Real Simple and The Washington Post, among many others.

Debuting in April 2010, Aviva’s latest cookbook SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue: Earth-Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Dinners for Busy Families combines her expertise in weekly dinnertime meal planning with her concern for the environment. In addition to more than 300 recipes, the book addresses how families can make their meals more environmentally-friendly, including buying seasonally; reducing one’s carbon footprint with vegetable-based meals; differentiating when organic matters and offering tips for avoiding food waste.

Aviva is frequently quoted in national parenting, lifestyle and health magazines and appears regularly on television to discuss healthful recipes and meal strategies for busy families. She is an advocate for healthy families, actively working with national nonprofit organizations and with parents to improve nutrition.

Aviva is a mother of two and resides with her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland, a
Washington, DC suburb.

MEET THE AUTHOR:
Get to know Aviva Goldfarb and learn about making Earth-Friendly & Kid-Pleasing Dinners for Busy Families on the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 at 9:00pm(est). Join us to hear all about Aviva and her new book!

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BUY THE BOOK:
SOS! The Six O'Clock Scramble to the Rescue: Earth-Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Dinners for Busy Families by Aviva Goldfarb, $17.99, 321 pages, paperback, on Amazon.com

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Book #1 Living the Law of Attraction: Real Stories & Book #2 How to Talk to your Kids about the Law of Attraction



Living the Law of Attraction
You've seen The Secret. You've heard about it on Oprah. Maybe you've even read books on the Law of Attraction. But as they say, "The proof is in the pudding!" In this book, you’ll read real-life accounts of success stories from people who are truly Living the Law of Attraction. How do people put the principles of the Law of Attraction to work for themselves? How do ordinary people manifest extraordinary things in their lives? You will notice that those who have applied this law into their everyday lives are experiencing what used to be considered miracles. What was once miraculous is now commonplace ... everyday miracles.

You'll read amazing stories of healing ... how people recovered from life-threatening illnesses and near-death experiences. You’ll be inspired by the courage people have to transform their lives in order to realize their dreams. You’ll applaud the strength of those who have overcome adversity to triumph in life. And in case you didn’t before, you will truly understand how the Law of Attraction is always working for you.

There are many excellent books written by powerful teachers discussing the Law of Attraction. This book, as the title implies, is about the application of the law. It will show you that anyone in any situation, regardless of age, sex, economic background, or past negative experiences can practice it and experience greater levels of happiness, love, and abundance.

"We are all incredibly powerful manifesters ... we just need to apply the principles."- Rich German



How to Talk to Your Kids About the Law of Attraction
In the process of writing our book, Living the Law of Attraction, Real Stories of People Manifesting Health, Wealth and Happiness, we talked to many, many people about their personal experiences with the Law of Attraction. We quickly picked up on a common underlying sentiment. “I wish I had learned about this when I was much younger. My life would have been so different!” And, “How can I teach this to my kids so they have this knowledge even from an early age?”

Then I read something my friend Cindy Day wrote in her book, The Life of Your Dreams in 30 Days or Less. She wrote, “From birth, we were taught by others who weren’t aware of the Law of Attraction. We were taught all wrong! Which means, we need to forget what we’ve been taught!” That really made me think. What have I really been telling my kids for the past 17 years? What message have I been sending? And then I realized, what an opportunity! I have the knowledge and tools to potentially change the course of my children’s lives forever.

That's why I wrote this book. Everyone agrees. Parents need a new script! In this eBook, you'll find:
  • In simple terms, what is the Law of Attraction?
  • How to talk about Feelings
  • The importance of Gratitude
  • How to talk about Wishes
  • Fun "games" and "exercises" to do with your children
  • Real-life stories from kids and teens
  • And much more!

AWARDS AND HONORS BOOK HAS RECEIVED:
Editor’s Choice – for editorial quality

  • Publisher’s Choice – for design quality
  • Reader’s Choice – for sales volume
  • Rising Star – for books that show potential for commercial success
  • Star – this is the highest award. The Star Program offers eligible authors many benefits—including industry-standard bookstore discounts, returnable status, consideration for in-store Barnes & Noble placement, professional cover reassessment, an editorial polish, and a ForeWord Clarion Book Review—all paid for by iUniverse.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Robin Hoch is the co-author of the book, “Living the Law of Attraction: Real Stories of People Manifesting Health, Wealth, and Happiness” and the author of the eBook, “How to Talk to Your Kids About the Law of Attraction.” She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BBA in marketing. She spent ten years with IBM, first as a Systems Engineer and later as an Account Executive. She left to start her own printing, publishing, and graphic design business, where her clients included brokerage firms and condominium associations, as well as the local performing arts center and newspaper. She has served on the boards of Kids in Crisis, NCJW, and the PTA. Robin lives in the Orlando, Florida, area with her husband and two daughters. She loves working out, traveling, skiing, scuba diving, going to the beach, watching movies, and being a soccer mom!

Rich German is the Founder and Creative Director of True Wealth Unlimited (http://www.richgerman.com/). He is one of the top business and life coaches in North America. Since 1999, he has conducted over 15,000 individual coaching calls and has led numerous trainings and seminars. He helps his clients dramatically increase their creativity, greatness, happiness, and of course, their results. He is also certified as a meditation teacher through the Self Awareness Institute and leads weekly classes.

Rich has been applying and teaching the principles of the Law of Attraction in his business, life, and spiritual coaching for many years. He truly is living the Law of Attraction. Additionally, Rich is studying to get his PhD in preventative medicine. His passion is to help people raise their energy and expand their consciousness. In his personal time, Rich enjoys playing guitar, painting, writing, and photography. He lives in Laguna Beach, California.

MEET THE AUTHOR:
Robin and I met on Twitter this year. I am so glad that we met and that she introduced me to Rich German. I am so excited to chat with Robin on Thursday, May 27th on the I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show at 9:00pm (est). Join us to hear about Robin's two books and journey she took in writing them.

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CONNECT WITH THE AUTHORS:
Robin on Twitter: @RobinHoch
Rich on Twitter: @RichGerman
Robin's Website: RobinHoch.com
Rich's Website: RichGerman.com

BUY THE BOOK:
Living the Law of Attraction: Real Stories of People Manifesting Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Robin Hoch and Rich German, Paperback, $19.95

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Law of Attraction - What Our Parents Didn't Tell Us by Robin Hoch with Rich German, E-Book, $9.95

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Book Review: Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living, A Story and Life Guidebook by Suzanne Saxe-Roux and Jean P. Roux



Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living, A Story and Life Guidebook set in San Francisco and the south of France, is a story and life guidebook featuring a dual-career professional couple with a young daughter who took the risk to go in search of what was truly important to them. At its heart is a love of family and the desire for quality of life. This book will inspire you to manifest your dreams and provide immediate actions you can take to create a life of good health, balance and joy.

Candid and inspiring, Suzanne and Jean- Pierre willingly acknowledge that the American Dream, as they were brought up to believe, has changed and the cost to one’s family, one’s health, and one’s own well-being can only be sustained for a period of time, not for 40 years or more. Along with millions of stressed out, busy professionals, Suzanne and Jean tell a great story and provide a life guidebook that is full of courageous and simple changes that can help us all create the lifestyles we want to live wherever we are.

Suzanne and Jean are late baby boomers, highly educated professionals who had a daughter late in life after 17 years of marriage. They have a life many would envy, but it hasn’t helped them live the life they so desire – a perfectly balanced life. What they have learned by living in a small village in the south of France is that there are many simple ways to bring joie de vivre into your daily family life and at the same time some changes require a great deal of courage and patience, but all are possible.



ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
The husband and wife team, Suzanne Saxe-Roux, Ed.D., and Jean P. Roux, Ph.D., LMFT, have over the last twenty-five years developed, consulted, coached, and trained thousands of people to become the best they can be both personally and professionally. As successful professionals and entrepreneurs in their own right, Suzanne and Jean Pierre, offer a fresh slant on adventuring through change, life transitions and recommitting to live a balanced and quality life. Suzanne is author of The Consultative Approach, Partnering for Results! and numerous workshops and articles. She is a columnist for the SF Examiner online, an avid blogger for www.healthyjoyfullivingblog.com and a national speaker inspiring busy professionals to take responsibility to create a life that embraces joie de vivre. Jean is the author of a variety of wellness related workshops, and is a practicing clinical psychotherapist.

MEET THE AUTHOR:
Suzanne and I met on Twitter last year and I have been excited to hear about the progress on her new book. Suzanne will be on I Love Authors Blog Talk Radio Show Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 9:00pm (est). Join us to hear all about Suzanne Saxe-Roux and her new book!


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CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR ON TWITTER:
@SuzanneSaxeRoux


BUY THE BOOK:
Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living, A Story and Life Guidebook, by , Suzanne Saxe-Roux, Ed.D., and Jean P. Roux, Ph.D., LMFT, $14.95, paperback, on www.HealthyJoyfulLiving.com


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