Children of War: an anthology to support the children of Ukraine

When Russia invaded Ukraine, fourteen authors came together to make a difference and raise awareness about the experiences of children trapped in war. This multi-genre anthology is the result. All proceeds of this book are being donated to Voices of Children Foundation in Ukraine, an aid organization that supports the psychological healing of children suffering war-related PTSD.

Meet Astrid V.J.

Astrid V.J. is a South African fantasy author who writes transformation fiction: exploring our human capacity to transform our lives and achieve success in the face of adversity. Elena Shelest is an author of historical and contemporary fantasy with a message of hope and guaranteed happy endings. The name is Katz. Daan Katz. Looking for breathtaking stories packed with trauma and suffering? Look no further. Daan’s got you covered! C Phillip writes action-packed historical fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy books with a generous helping of romance, suspense and strong female leads. I. Vélez is a Puerto Rican author of steamy paranormal and fantasy romances. Light and darkness are always clashing in her works to show you nothing is as it seems. Susan Stradiotto writes fantasy for New Adult and later Young Adult audiences, with storylines enjoyable for adults too. Themes focus mostly on relationships of all kinds, family situations, coming of age, and finding oneself or one’s destiny. Darrah Steffen is a young adult fantasy author with stories of good triumphing over evil and characters you can’t help but love. MJ Krause-Chivers is a Christian historical fiction author who also writes Christian non-fiction penned as Miranda J. Chivers. Her themes include mental health, coming of age and difficult relationships. Joan T. Seko is a Japanese-American historical fiction author. Her stories are a collection of Victorian historical romance, feudal Japan, the Holocaust, American history, etc. Nandita Pant Joshi writes stories and poetry about things close to her heart – strong female characters, the will to keep fighting and a message of hope even amidst the most adverse circumstances. C. Borden is a Christian Fiction and Fantasy Author from the US whose works illuminate the facets of faith and of human nature: the good, the evil, and everything in between. Whenever historical drama fiction author Lauren Lee Merewether visits a place seemingly untouched by time, an emotionally intense family saga is born soon after. J.C. Seal writes a unique blend of fantasy, mythology, paranormal and romance in a way that makes you believe this could all be true.

Forever On Pointe: A True Story

Dancing was her life. Until a paralyzing virus threatened to shatter her dreams.

Forever on Pointe: A True Story is the fascinating account of one woman’s ever-evolving journey from the intense world of professional ballet to the bloody streets of the Hungarian Revolution to the glittering nightclubs of Montreal. In this intimate and revealing memoir, Agota Gabor shares how grit and determination allowed her to attain her wildest dreams.

As a young girl, Agota intends to become a professional ballerina in Budapest, but her dream is shattered when she contracts polio. Through gruesome therapy and iron willpower, she learns to dance again, making a living as a dancer in Canada after her home country erupts in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

Agota forges ahead to achieve a prosperous and dynamic life, working as a chorus girl in Montreal casinos and nightclubs. But she wants more than just the glitz and glam. After going back to school, Agota becomes a television journalist and works with her foreign-correspondent husband as they live the expat life, traveling across the world from Hong Kong to Jakarta to London. Agota’s roller-coaster life continues as a mother and a businesswoman, as she runs a successful communications firm and makes a killing in real estate.


Meet Agota Gabor

Agota Gabor grew up in Budapest, Hungary and attended the Ballet School of The Hungarian State Opera House. After fleeing Budapest with her mother during the Hungarian Revolution, Agota settled in Canada where she became a dancer in Montreal. During the 1960s and 70s, Agota worked in television production, eventually going back to school to receive a degree in journalism from Ryerson University. After travelling the world as a freelance reporter and becoming a mother, she founded The Gabor Group, a media company specializing in public awareness campaigns, digital communication, and video production. In 2020 she wrote a handbook on communications and media interviews. Forever on Pointe is her debut memoir. Agota lives in Toronto.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is an award-winning, short, heart-warming, and humorous memoir about the best day I had with my dad. Read it and give it to every dad you know during my annual give-away. Thousands have downloaded this story and I want everyone to read it. A deluxe edition, with two more stories about dads, is also available.

Meet Donald J. Bingle

Best known as the world’s top-ranked player of classic role-playing games for fifteen years, Donald J. Bingle is an oft-published author in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, steampunk, romance, and comedy genres, with three published novels (Net Impact; Wet Work; Flash Drive; Forced Conversion; GREENSWORD; Frame Shop; The Love-Haight Case Files, Books 1 & 2) and more than sixty stories, primarily in DAW themed anthologies and tie-in anthologies, including stories in Time Traveled Tales, Sidekicks!, The Crimson Pact, Steampunk’d, Imaginary Friends, Fellowship Fantastic, Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies, Time Twisters, Front Lines, Slipstreams, Gamer Fantastic, Transformers Legends, Search for Magic (Dragonlance), If I Were An Evil Overlord, Blue Kingdoms–Mages & Magic, Civil War Fantastic, Carnage & Consequences, Future Americas, All Hell Breaking Loose, The Dimension Next Door, Sol’s Children, Historical Hauntings, and Fantasy Gone Wrong.

Many of Don’s stories are electronically available, individually or in genre collections, including “Writer on Demand: Tales of Gamers and Gaming,” “Writer on Demand: Tales of Humorous Horror,” “Writer on Demand: Tales Out of Time,” “Writer on Demand: Grim, Fair e-Tales,” “Writer on Demand: Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam,” “Not-So-Heroic Fantasy,” and “Shadow Realities.”

Awaken to Your Inner Truth: A Journey of Riches

If You Want to Discover Your Inner Truth, this is Your Book! A Powerful Guide to Finding Your True Self. From the acclaimed creators of the series, A Journey of Riches comes the book Awaken to Your Inner Truth, A life-changing collection of real stories, insights, and heart-warming wisdom. Find the inspiration you need to discover your passion, reveal your truth, and transform your life. You’ll be grateful for reading this book. Here’s what you will love about this book: 1. Inner Communion. Casey Plouffe a facilitator of The Sophia Code® shares an astounding story of how she allowed herself to be held closer and loved more unconditionally than ever before. 2. A Nurse for the Soul. Breakaway from what is viewed as ‘normal’ in traditional western medicine and see healing in a whole new light. 3. From Trials to Truth. Join Andrew Geldert on his awakening journey searching for the truth. 4. 4. Seeking Support & Activating Allies. Discover how to open your connection to your guides and higher self. And much more! High Praise for A Journey of Riches series: “The A Journey of Riches book series is a great collection of inspiring short stories that will leave you wanting more!” ~ Alex Hoffmann, Network Marketing Guru. “An amazing collection of true stories from individuals who have overcome great changes, and who have transformed their lives and used their experience to uplift, inspire and support others.” ~ Carol Williams, Author, Speaker & Coach. “A Journey of Riches series will draw you in and help you dig deep into your soul. These authors have unbelievable life stories of purpose inside of them. John Spender is dedicated to bringing peace, love, and adventure to the world of his readers! Dive into this series, and you will be transformed!” ~ Jeana Matichak, Author of Finding Peace. The A Journey of Riches team has masterfully assembled a brilliant multi-author collaboration that will guide you in your journey of self-realization. All the chapters are easy to read, concise and practical. It provides guidance as well the necessary boost to your motivation, but most importantly, it shows you the way to live the life of your dreams. If you have been searching for your inner truth, give yourself a helping hand with this insightful and revealing book!

Meet John Spender

John Spender is a 25-time International Best Selling co-author, who didn’t learn how to read and write at a basic level until he was ten years old. He has since traveled the world, started many businesses leading him to create the best-selling book series A Journey Of Riches. He is an Award Winning International Speaker and Movie Maker. John worked as an international NLP trainer and has coached thousands of people from various backgrounds through all sorts of challenges. From the borderline homeless to very wealthy individuals, he has helped many people to get in touch with their truth to create a life on their terms. John’s search for answers to living a fulfilling life has taken him to work with Native American Indians in the Hills of San Diego, the forests of Madagascar, swimming with humpback whales in Tonga, exploring the Okavango Delta of Botswana and the Great Wall of China. He’s traveled from Chile to Slovakia, Hungary to the Solomon Islands, the mountains of Italy and the streets of Mexico. Everywhere his journey has taken him, John has discovered a hunger among people to find a new way to live, with a yearning for freedom of expression. His belief that everyone has a book in them was born. He is now a writing coach, having worked with more than 200 authors from 40 different countries for the A Journey of Riches series http://ajourneyofriches.com/ and his publishing house, Motion Media International, has published 28 non-fiction titles to date. John also co-wrote and produced the movie documentary Adversity starring Jack Canfield, Rev. Micheal Bernard Beckwith, Dr. John Demartini and many more, coming soon in 2022. Moreover, you can bet there will be a best-selling book to follow!

My Love Affair with Manhattan (Vignettes of a Life in the City)

The very concept of New York City conjures up a wealth of emotions in many people. For writer Joanie Strulowitz, it has always been a place of magic: an enticing playground, a cascade of art, a wonderland of fascinating characters, a youth serum to keep her feeling forever young.

Believing herself to be a New Yorker who just happened to be born in Iowa, Strulowitz felt the tantalizing call of Manhattan from the time she was four, and eventually made her home there. In this love song to the City, she pays adoring tribute to the essence of Manhattan from its intense pace and the pounding excitement in the air to the funky charm and even the glittering pavement that provides a stage on which it all unfolds.

The City is her laboratory, her art studio, and the extraordinary inspiration for this collection of captivating vignettes. In each short but sublime piece, Strulowitz evokes the luminous ambiance that has lured artists and adventure seekers to the island metropolis for generations: enthralling chance encounters, the slightly terrifying exhilaration of first subway rides, the soothing clink of silverware in a favorite sidewalk cafe, the urge to break into song when discovering a perfect little boutique.

Anyone who has lived in New York City, played tourist there, or just dreamed of paying a visit will find something to love in this transcendent appreciation of the jewel-encrusted celebration of life and art that is Manhattan.


Meet Joanie Strulowitz

ALTHOUGH JOANIE STRULOWITZ is seasoned in numerous aspects of the arts and business, writing has always been her baby. While raising her two daughters in Iowa, she joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Years later, after finding her first apartment in Los Angeles, she discovered that–magnetically–the SCBWI offices were two blocks from her front door.
Originally from Iowa and later Chicago, Strulowitz moved to New York because, as she explains in My Love Affair with Manhattan (Vignettes of a Life in the City), “My soul has always lived there, and my body needs to catch up.”
With a memory that is largely emotive, she recalls almost every square inch of how she felt growing up. As an observer who always thought something was wrong with her because she didn’t fit in, she discovered that writing books, and being involved with all of the arts, help to make sense of life.
Now she seeks to be the voice she searched for, so the lessons she learned can help others to find the gifts in their differences–and to believe in themselves and their dreams.
Today you can find her (and her black turtleneck) in Los Angeles, writing a chapter on her grocery bag while walking home, or completing her YA fantasy novel during Pilates sessions.

Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice

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A heartbreaking doctor’s visit. A fate she never saw coming. She’d dig deep for the strength she so desperately needed…

Seattle, 2015. Jenny Lisk was happy with a perfectly normal, busy life. But after the usual bustling week, Friday night turned from downtime into mild alarm when her forty-three-year-old spouse shared that he’d been feeling dizzy. And after ten days of his condition steadily worsening, she still wasn’t prepared for the stunning news: He was terminally ill.

Reeling from his diagnosis of an inoperable brain tumor, Jenny suddenly became not only a wife, mother, and career woman, but also a cancer-patient caregiver and parent of grieving children. And her many fears and uncertainties swirled around one relentless question:

Did she have what it takes to help her young family survive?

Through a vulnerable, honest account of preparing for the death of a loved one, Jenny shares tips and information about childhood grief, how to be there for mourning friends, and ways online communities provide essential support. And for those who feel lost and alone, or are grappling with any kind of loss, her deeply personal journey provides a universal beacon of hope.

Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice is a brave and raw narrative that doesn’t pull any punches on the realities of caregiving and bereavement. If you like captivating stories, authentic inspiration, and understanding the grieving process, then you’ll find encouragement in Jenny Lisk’s touching memoir.

Buy Future Widow to rebuild a life today!


Meet Jenny Lisk

Jenny Lisk is an award-winning author and widowed mom who is dedicated to helping widowed parents increase their family’s well-being.

In her book, Future Widow, Jenny draws on her personal and professional experience to provide a real-life guide for surviving and thriving while raising grieving children.

As host of The Widowed Parent Podcast, Jenny has done more than 100 interviews with experts, seasoned widowed parents, and people who lost a parent at a young age. Her podcast brings much-needed resources to parents, helping them feel less lost and alone.

Helplessly Hoping

High school sweethearts Mara and Douglas are young and in love, but they’re about to discover that the nightmares of the past have a way of haunting us in the present. Together they will face the demons of Mara’s childhood…but will either of them get out alive? A true and hauntingly candid look into the tragedy of sexual abuse and mental illness, and the struggle to stay afloat when everything seems hopeless.

Meet Douglas Kent

Born in Danbury, CT, Douglas Kent now makes his home in the Dallas, TX area. While he still dabbles in fiction and satire, his published works have focused on personal experiences in the form of memoirs. He is also an avid supporter of independent film and music, and a lifelong animal lover.

Hungry for Life: A Memoir Unlocking the Truth Inside an Anorexic Mind

In this painfully moving memoir, take a firsthand look at anorexia through the eyes of a young girl. Even in kindergarten, Rachel Richards knows something isn’t right. By leading us through her distorted thoughts, she shines a light on the experience and mystery of mental illness.

As she grows up, unable to comprehend or communicate her inner trauma, Rachel lashes out, hurting herself, running away from home, and fighting her family. Restricting food gives her the control she craves. But after being hospitalized and force-fed, Rachel only retreats further into herself.

With a driving perfectionism, she graduates college with honors. But at sixty-nine pounds, Rachel is a shell of nervous and obsessive behaviors that have controlled her life. Years of self-harm and self-loathing have fueled the inner battles between good and evil, health and sickness, and life and death.

Acting on stage offers her moments of freedom from the skewed perceptions she’s constructed over the years. But her dream of a career in theater is not enough to save her. What is the secret that will finally unleash her will to recover?

If you or someone you know suffers from an eating disorder or is a concerned parent, is anxious about weight and dieting, has an addiction, or wants to learn more about the mystery of how an eating disorder develops and the multifaceted and complex road to recovery, this book is a must-read!


Meet Rachel Richards

After years of struggling with an eating disorder, author Rachel Richards turned her life around and now helps others in pain.

Returning to school after earning her BFA in theater from Hofstra University, she graduated from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and started her own private practice in Manhattan as a licensed and board-certified massage therapist. She hosts a popular YouTube channel, has spoken at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has written several articles for Recovery Warriors, an online magazine dedicated to helping eating disorder sufferers get the treatment they need, and she has written numerous articles on health and self-care, which can be found at Rachel-Richards.com.

Watch the author’s talk at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA_H2E3jCPs

Hear her interview on Speak Up Talk Radio: http://www.speakuptalkradio.com/rachel-richards-speaks-up/

Check out her author interview: http://itswritenow.com/64188/author-interview-with-rachel-richards-of-hungry-for-life/

Read her articles in Recovery Warriors magazine: https://www.recoverywarriors.com/author/rachel-richards/

Wanderlost

Simon Williams is plagued by a recurring nightmare where he goes on a long hike. But no matter how far he walks, he can never get away from his past.

As a young man he was scarred for life. If you passed him on the street, he might not stand out. There is nothing exceptionally notable about his appearance. However, he carries a secret torment that will one day change everything, not just for him.

As he turns 50, Simon looks back on the times of escape in his life that have taken him to Japan, India, Thailand, Greece, South Africa, and South America. This man has traveled to all the places most people want to go, but suffered from the one emotion that people do not.

An inspired memoir about an unusual life from a unique story teller. That is both hilariously funny and yet deeply thought provoking of what suppressing pain and anger can do to an ordinary man.

Eventually, our past catches up to all of us.


Meet Simon Williams

Simon Williams is an author who believes in the adage, write what you know. So, his two memoir series, TORN and WANDERLOST, encapsulate the three themes he knows best in this world, fear, regret, and inspiration.

Life has not been fair to Simon, on many levels, but his honest and forthright openness on the issues that have dogged him as he found a determination to continue fighting for the one thing in his life that is most important to him and that still eludes him to this day.

Born in a small, dry town in Australia, after residing in over 45 different locations, Simon now calls Miami, Florida home.

His books are always tinged with sufficient humorous relief to keep uplifting readers as they must follow Simon through what have been some extremely harrowing exploits over his 50 years.

Best Life-ing

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What if you had a magic lamp?

What if you could make a wish…and your every hope, dream and desire came true? 

Think about how you’d feel if this magic lamp wasn’t a fantasy. What if you really had one but just didn’t know it?  

The truth is, you do have a magic lamp: your mind

It can manifest anything you wish. You just need to learn how to free the genie, and Best Life-ing will show you how. 

If you’re trapped in a dead end job, toxic relationships and a hopeless life, Best Life-ing can transform you into a fearless, empowered badass that is in control of your destiny.

Opening the pages of Best Life-ing is like rubbing your magic lamp—a whole world of possibilities, dreams and desires are suddenly at your fingertips. 

But is this just a load of BS? 

Well, the author was once stuck in a far worse place than most people. 

Best Life-ing documents Julia Brodska’s story of how she grew up in poverty and later was a high school dropout, overweight, drowning in debt and going nowhere in life. In one year, she underwent a radical transformation: she paid off $30,000 in debt, lost 30 pounds and started her own business. Today, she owns two successful companies, teaches workshops and classes, and speaks to auditoriums of corporate employees, all while traveling the world. 

Best Life-ing will teach you how to undergo your own dramatic transformation. 

Using Best Life-ing’s 7 Areas of Life Framework, you’ll learn how to pummel your insecurities, conquer your fears and become unstoppable as you achieve dream after dream in your best life.

Unleash your genie. 

Buy this book now and start living your best life today. 

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