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Author addresses adult bullying in new book

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For Immediate Release (Houston, TX) —The 2017 Workplace Bullying Institute survey showed that over 60 million American workers are affected by bullying at their jobs. The survey showed that males bully females 65% of the time while females bully other females 67% of the time. Moreover, less than 30% of employers actively punish bullying or deal with it directly. Author, speaker and counselor Shannon Perry created an anti-bullying programs in one of the largest public school systems in the U.S. during her time as an educator. She tackles the subject of adult bullying directly in her new book, “Grace and Guts: Strategies for Living a Knock-out Life,” set to release January 22, 2019 from Morgan James Publishing.

“Bullying is something I have fought against for many years,” says Perry. “I have personally experienced bullying as a child and as an adult so it is something that I know first-hand. Bullying has become an epidemic, not only among students, but in the workplace as well. A bully is someone who thrives on power and control. In ‘Grace and Guts,’ I felt it necessary to not only identify bullies, but also list eight additional types of difficult people, their traits, and how to counteract them.”

Drawing from her counseling background, Perry includes a specific checklist of do’s and don’ts for those who deal with difficult people at work, at home or even at church.

“We do not have to allow other people’s misery to infect our lives, nor are we responsible for fixing them,” says Perry. “While all of us can be demanding and selfish at times, difficult people maintain a pattern of bad behavior. Jesus was always associating with difficult people, but He always affected them, they never infected Him. We need to learn to do the same.”

Though it has been nearly five years since releasing her last award-winning book for teen girls, “Stand: Staying Balanced with Answers for Real Teen Life,” Perry never meant to take a hiatus from writing. During the past few years, Perry saw her mother diagnosed with cancer, which she subsequently passed away from in 2017. While her mother was fighting for her life, her father was also diagnosed with cancer, requiring immediate surgery. In the midst of her caretaker role as an only child, Perry continued to speak at conferences and events across the country where she asked women of all ages to describe the most difficult challenges they face on a daily basis. She identified twelve issues that were consistent: overcoming fear, people-pleasing, facing uncertainty, mastering anger, exhaustion, betrayal, insecurity, depression, loneliness, finding purpose, addiction, and dealing with difficult people. Perry says writing “Grace and Guts” was cathartic in many ways as she faced her own challenges over the past five years.

“The book cover of me wearing boxing gloves says it all,” says Perry. “Life can often feel like a boxing ring and, in the last few years, I have felt as if I was often fighting for my sanity, my peace and my own sense of purpose. We all have had personal battles with one of these twelve core issues.   I hope that this book offers people tools that will help them gain victory over the things that hold them back from living life to its fullest.” 

About Shannon Perry:

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Described by one conference attendee as “a cross between comedian Chonda Pierce and Bible teacher Beth Moore,” Shannon Perry has been named the favorite speaker by numerous women’s conferences and groups. She hosts a weekly TV show, Grace in High Heels, which airs on five television networks into over 100 million homes. She is the author of three books, “Grace in High Heels: Real Life Reflections of Humor, Hope and Healing,” “The Overlooked Generation: Parenting Teens and Tweens in a Complicated Culture”, and the Reader’s Favorite Award-winning book“Stand: Staying Balanced with Answers for Real Teen Life.” She holds a Master’s degree in Education and Counseling and is a Certified Instructor in Parenting Classes and Crisis Counseling. Her articles have appeared in several magazines and websites including Focus on the Family magazine, Brio magazine, Charisma magazine, Crosswalk.comiBelieve.comBeliefnet.com, among many others. As a singer and songwriter, Shannon has teamed with Lifeway’s Songwriter of the Year, Paul Marino, to write and record songs for one full-length CD as well as the song, “Overlooked,” featured on Shannon’s latest CD, In Her Shoes. The music video for “Overlooked” was directed by Telly Award-winning filmmaker Jeff Kubach whose credits include the hit television shows Survivor and Burn Notice.   Shannon has performed with the Houston Symphony, at Carnegie Hall, and sang the National Anthem at a Houston Astros game and Houston Texans NFL game before 70,000 fans.  Visit www.ShannonPerry.com for more information.

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Book Details:

Title: Grace and Guts: Strategies for Living a Knock-out Life
Release date: January 22, 2019
Paperback: 145 pages
Publisher: Morgan James Faith
ISBN-10: 1642790451; ISBN-13: 978-1642790450
Categories: Christian Living, Self-help, Personal Growth, Relationships

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Author says a divided, polarized Congress can be fixed by an

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Harrisonburg, VA − In her new book, “Restoring America’s Soul: Advancing Timeless Conservative Principles in a Wayward Culture,” attorney, author and radio personality Rita Dunaway says that when Congress becomes out-of-control, and no longer represents what the American people stand for, there is a solution. And, she says, now may be the time for it, as politics become seemingly more important than legislation with a divided Congress.

“Article V of the Constitution contains a powerful way for the states to ‘check and balance’ the power of the federal government by proposing constitutional amendments,” says Dunaway. “But this process has never been used before. So it’s really no wonder that the balance of power is so out of whack. We see the federal government, which is supposed to be a government of limited, specific, enumerated powers, regulating almost every area of our lives. And we know this is not how it was meant to be. The Article V convention for proposing amendments provides a positive, proactive, constitutional way for us to restore Washington D.C. to its proper, limited role in America.”

With “Restoring America’s Soul,” Dunaway offers those who consider themselves conservatives a way forward that involves better articulating their views on a host of issues including abortion, caring for the poor, traditional marriage and other cultural issues. But she also makes a solid case that a Convention of States is a necessity, and that people should become educated about what it entails.

“The biggest misconception about the Convention of States is that it is some kind of a re-write of the Constitution, where delegates can just go and do whatever they want,” Dunaway explains. “That is absolutely incorrect. America actually has a very rich history of interstate conventions, and this is the history our Founders drew upon when they provided this Article V convention process in the Constitution as a way for the states to bypass Congress to propose needed amendments. The convention delegates are legally bound to the instructions they are given by the state legislatures that send them to the convention, and even then, the only power the state delegations have at this meeting is to ‘propose’ constitutional amendments that comply with the agenda for the convention and with their state’s instructions. Proposals must then be ratified by 38 states in order to be added to the Constitution.”

Dunaway says the biggest obstacle preventing a Convention of States from happening is ignorance or fear of the process.

“People hear rumors of ‘runaway conventions’ and rogue delegates, and they go cower in fear. If they would just look at the actual history that is readily available, if they would just read the cases in which the Supreme Court has interpreted and applied aspects of Article V, they would see that there is nothing to be afraid of. It’s a meeting. A meeting where state delegations make proposals on a defined topic. Opponents to the Convention of States have absolutely nothing but rumor and unsupported allegations to offer. We need people to operate on the basis of facts, logic, and evidence.”

In “Restoring America’s Soul,” Dunaway says that placing value on the rule of law should not be a Republican or Democrat issue. It should be something all Americans embrace.

“America exists because our forefathers pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to secure for us the blessings of liberty and the right of self-governance. They left us Article V’s convention process to ensure that we would have a final defense against federal tyranny. If our generation is so frozen in fear that we lack the modicum of courage required to hold a meeting, then we are simply unworthy of our heritage. I am not ready to believe that.”

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About Rita Dunaway:

Rita Dunaway is a constitutional attorney and serves as the National Legislative Strategist for the Convention of States Project. She co-hosts the radio show “Crossroads: Where Faith and Culture Meet” which airs in over a dozen counties in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. She is a syndicated columnist whose weekly commentaries appear both online and in print publications. She has also contributed to  TheBlaze.com as well as other news websites. She encourages state legislators to use their constitutional authority to restore the robust federal system designed by the Constitution. Visit  www.RitaMDunaway.com
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“Everyone who calls themselves a ‘conservative’ must read this book. I haven’t read a simpler, clearer description of conservatism or a better indictment of the forces that are trying to destroy the ideas that make America great.”
—Jim DeMint, former U.S. Senator

“The prescriptions outlined in Restoring America’s Soul are just what the doctor ordered for the beleaguered conservative movement.”
—Tom Coburn, former U.S. Senator

Author says new book based on the detailed diary of a Holocaust survivor should be a wake-up call to this generation

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After 26 books, investigative reporter and true crimes best-selling author Mark Shaw believes his newest book is the most important he has written to date. “Courage in the Face of Evil” is adapted from the actual diary of a German Christian nurse who endured more than five years in Ravensbrück, the only concentration camp exclusively for women in the German Reich. This November will mark 80 years since the camp was constructed, and it is believed that between 90,000 and 115,000 of the inmates at Ravensbrück did not survive. Although the subject matter was difficult, Shaw says capturing the voice of the book’s heroine, re-named Vera Konig in the book, was uncomplicated.

“I wanted this courageous woman’s voice to be heard in this book as she presented it in the diary,” says Shaw. “Therefore, little editing at all exists except toward the back end of the diary, permitting her words to be presented almost exactly as Vera wrote them during her days of fighting to survive the horrors of the Holocaust. We needed to qualify the book as ‘based on a true story’ since I added what her daughter told me her mother’s intentions were after the war regarding saving a Nazi SS prison guard’s life.”

The story, described by Shaw as both disturbing and inspiring, chronicles how Vera became a prisoner of the Nazi regime after helping hide many Jewish people, forging their passports and distributing anti-fascist flyers. Inside the concentration camp, Vera befriends a Russian orphan girl, hides her to save her from the gas chambers and when Vera cannot hide her anymore, risks her life and the little girl’s by trusting the guard who has shown Vera compassion. Shaw says Vera’s faith was tested many times during her ordeal.

“Everyone loses faith at times during their spiritual journey and Vera was no exception,” says Shaw. “When readers listen to her voice they will hear how she tried to understand how the Nazis could be so cruel to others especially the children and, failing that, cried her eyes out on a nightly basis. Several times she asked why God was not listening to her prayers, why He would not provide the miracles she sought so as to help others. During her most difficult times with keeping hope, God brought her, as she wrote, ‘a miracle,’ a young child she could mother and love. This happening renewed her hope and faith, and she was determined to save Andrea’s life at all costs, even if she died doing so.”

Shaw says eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust are not only important for historical purposes, but should be “stop and think moments” for today’s generation.

“In today’s world, we see examples everywhere of hate— school shootings, racial injustice, violation of women’s rights, bigotry— it is unlimited,” says Shaw. “The Holocaust came about because of the overbearing power of a man who believed he was some sort of god who could decide who lived and who died due to a boundless hatred for anyone who disagreed with him. By recalling the events of the Holocaust, we must learn our lesson— that love can overcome darkness. Our society is raising young people who complain when they are unable to use their smart phones for ten hours a day. Hopefully books such as ‘Courage in the Face of Evil’ will help this generation recognize how others suffered unimaginable things from people filled with hatred causing young people to stop and think about what is most important in life, a willingness to spread love throughout the world, as it should be.”

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A graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary and former defense attorney, Mark Shaw is the author of 26 books. His best-seller, “The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen”, has been optioned by the Brothers Dowdle Production Company who produced Paramount Network’s “Waco” mini-series. Shaw was a legal correspondent for ABC, CNN, and ESPN, correctly predicting the outcomes of the Mike Tyson and O.J. Simpson trials. He has been a reporter for USA Today and featured on various television and radio shows. His book, “The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy caused the Assassination of JFK”, led to his appearance on the Reelz Channel special “The Kennedys”. Shaw is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. For more information visit www.courageinthefaceofevil.com or http://www.markshawbooks.com.

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Q&A with author Mark Shaw

How did you discover this diary?
In the late 1990s, I learned through an article in a Midwest newspaper of the existence of a troubling yet inspiring diary written by a Christian German nurse during her incarceration at Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, the only Nazi camp exclusively for women. I contacted this woman’s daughter and was able to secure a copy of the diary. At the time, I was involved with other books and was only able to publish parts of the diary through a local publisher with the hope I could at a later date publish the entire story. Earlier this year I decided the “later date” had come when I realized the “love overcomes hate” theme of the book was quite relevant in today’s world where there is so much hate, so much division, so much disrespect. Through this woman’s spiritual beliefs, she decided to trust a Nazi prison guard she hated after he showed some affection for her, causing her to believe that he had love in his heart hidden beneath his SS uniform.

Describe the process of writing an entire book in someone’s voice when you have limited diary entries.
Actually, this was not necessary as I wanted this courageous woman’s voice to be heard in this book as she presented it in the diary. Therefore, little editing at all exists except toward the back end of the diary, permitting her words to be presented almost exactly as she wrote them during her days of fighting to survive the horrors of the Holocaust. We needed to qualify the book as “based on a true story” since I added what the daughter told me her mother’s intentions were after the war regarding saving the prison guard’s life.

What captivated you most about this story?
From the moment I read the diary, I was emotionally moved by the courage exhibited by three people whose lives who were transformed by love overcoming hate – Vera, the little girl Andrea, and the prison guard named Jacob. Each exhibited courage in the face of evil, and the drama associated with the woman’s life or death decision to trust the prison guard who could have either saved the girl or had both the woman and girl shot brought tears to my eyes. Courage comes in many forms, but when human survival is at stake, a special type of courage is required and each of these three people as well as the thousands of women at Ravensbrück showed bravery that is so inspiring in nature. My respect for them is unlimited, and I am proud to be able to tell the story of just one woman who never gave up hope, never lost the human spirit, a true angel of mercy whose only goal was to save lives through her love and caring for everyone in a true Christlike manner for so many years.

There is a quote from Vera that says “good and evil both need deception to survive.” What does she mean by that?
This is a quote that should cause readers to stop and think about the meaning of Vera’s words. I don’t want to provide my own opinion, but suffice it to say that one must consider the context of the words she wrote in terms of whether lying or even just misleading others is good or bad, Christlike behavior or the work of the devil based on what she is experiencing on a daily basis as she fights to survive.

How does Vera’s faith change over the course of her experience in the concentration camp?
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Everyone loses faith during their spiritual journey and Vera was no exception. When readers listen to her voice they will hear how she tried to understand how the Nazis could be so cruel to others especially the children and failing that, cried her eyes out on a nightly basis. Several times she asked why God was not listening to her prayers, why He would not provide the miracles she sought so as to help others. During her most difficult times with keeping hope, God brought her, as she wrote, “a miracle,” a young child she could mother, she could love. This happening renewed her hope, her faith, and she was determined to save Andrea’s life at all costs, even if she died doing so. Jacob coming along was another miracle, his affection, her understanding that he was not the devil she thought he was.

Why do you believe it is important for people today to hear stories from the Holocaust?
We must never forget what happened to cause the Holocaust— overbearing power by a true bully, one who believed he was some sort of god who could decide who lived and who died due to a boundless hatred for anyone who disagreed with him. In today’s world, we see examples everywhere of hate— school shootings, racial injustice, violation of women’s rights, bigotry— it is unlimited. By recalling the events of the Holocaust, we must learn our lesson— that love can overcome darkness. Our society is raising young people who complain when they are unable to use their smart phones for ten hours a day. Hopefully books such as ‘Courage in the Face of Evil’ will help this generation recognize how others suffered unimaginable things from people filled with hatred causing young people to stop and think about what is most important in life, a willingness to spread love throughout the world, as it should be.

Your last book is being made into a movie. Talk about that book and the prospects of Vera’s story also becoming a film.
Women’s issues filter through many of my 26 books, but the subject of courage has been on my mind for some time since my latest book, “The Reporter Who Knew Too Much”, a biography of media icon and investigative reporter Dorothy Kilgallen, became a bestseller with a follow-up book, “Denial of Justice” to be released this fall. In TRWKTM, I presented the courage exhibited by Kilgallen who risked her life to discover the truth about the JFK assassination. This true crime murder mystery resonated with the prestigious Brothers Dowdle Production Company in Hollywood, producers of the TV series, “WACO” for the Paramount Network and they are currently developing the story for a film or TV series. From the moment “Courage in the Face of Evil” was discovered by certain producers, there has been an interest in developing Vera’s remarkable story for a motion picture. Two actors of renown have also inquired as to the film rights.

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New memoir from Hall of Fame vocalist

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ShapedNotesFrontCoverFINAL.jpgFor Immediate Release (Louisville, KY) — Hall of Fame vocalist and five-time Grammy winner, Larnelle Harris, has released his first memoir which became a #1 best-seller on Amazon in less than a week of its release. Co-written with Christine Schaub, critically-acclaimed author of the Music of the Heart book series, “Shaped Notes: How Ordinary People with Extraordinary Gifts Influenced my Life and Career” (Morgan James Publishing) has been given a 5-star review by CCM Magazine, Reader’s Favorite, and called “brilliant” by SAC Cultural Hub.

Harris is making several media appearances to promote the book including Life Today with James Robison, Daystar Television, Janet Mefferd Today, Bill Martinez Live, Faith Radio Network, among many others. His first book signing appearance will be Saturday, March 10 at Barnes and Noble located at 801 S. Hurstbourne Parkway in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

Co-writer Christine Schaub says her initial impression of Larnelle was changed during the writing process.

“Larnelle surprised me many times while writing ‘Shaped Notes’,” says Schaub. “On stage, he seems like such a serious artist, so I was surprised by his incredible sense of humor. There were times we shed tears together over a memory, and other times we screamed laughing. What I think readers will most appreciate is that, like most people, Larnelle’s life did not take a direct path. It took many zig-zags, twists and turns. Readers will be able to relate to his story on a very personal level.”   

Harris’ career has spanned five decades, and is still going strong. This past year, he released a compilation CD featuring two new songs. The title track, “Disturb Us, Lord”, was played on over 150 stations nationwide and appeared on the Christian Music Weekly’s National Inspirational radio chart. The music video for the song recently garnered the Gold Award for Best Music Video from the Christian Family Film Festival.

In 2018, Harris will release his first Christmas musical, based on his original song “All Year Long” from his Grammy Award-winning Christmas album. The musical was co-written with Dave Clark and Nick Robertson, and will be exclusively available through Lifeway.

“There were a few tears shed through the writing process of this book,” says Harris. “Remembering all the people who have poured into my life and how they helped me was humbling. I hope what readers take away from this book is that we all have people in our lives that we can influence for the good or for the bad. And I sometimes wonder where I would have ended up had it not been for the people who came across my path and encouraged me with their words and actions.”

About Larnelle Harris:

larnellelivesolo.JPG Admired by fans and peers alike for his majestic tenor voice, Larnelle Harris has become the personification of talent and integrity in a career that spans over five decades.  He is the only person in history to be a member of three distinct hall of fame organizations: the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.  He was twice inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, both as a solo artist and as part of the Gaither Vocal Band.  He has achieved nineteen #1 radio singles and a plethora of top 10 hits.  Harris was the first Christian artist to perform inside the Kremlin after the fall of the Soviet Union.  He is one of a handful of celebrities to receive the Ad Council’s Silver Bell Award for Distinguished Public Service in recognition of his song “Mighty Spirit” as the theme song for the longest-running Public Service Announcement in television history. He recently performed for the National Day of Prayer event in Washington D.C., at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall, and sang for a gathering of U.N. Ambassadors in our nation’s capitol. Harris and his wife of 45 years, Cynthia (a.k.a. Mitzy), reside in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, visit www.Larnelle.com.

About Christine Schaub:

CSCHAUBSIDE_crop.jpgChristine Schaub is the author of the critically-acclaimed MUSIC OF THE HEART series, including “Finding Anna”--the story behind the writing of the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul,” and “The Longing Season”–the story behind “Amazing Grace,” with Bethany House Publishers. She won the On the Page screenwriting contest at Screenwriting Expo 2 in Los Angeles, developed four biopic teleplays for the stories behind the hymns, and published an online column for the MethodX website (Upper Room Ministries). She graduated from Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, and has received both regional and national awards in writing and design.


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Dr. Deb Waterbury to host new radio show @DrDebWaterbury @AdamsPRGroup

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Deb Blue.jpgTucson, AZ — Dr. Deb Waterbury will launch a new live call-in talk show, “Doing Life with Dr. Deb,” this December on KGMS Radio in Tucson and KNXN in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Dr. Waterbury was host of a teaching radio show three years ago, but she says this new show will be much more interactive.

“I have been counseling individuals and couples for many years on a variety of issues,” says Waterbury. “This show will touch on a multitude of topics, but ultimately we want it to be helpful and informative, not only to the people who call in with questions, but also to the people listening to the answers we offer.”

Doug Martin, President and CEO of Good News Broadcasting, says he reached out to Dr. Waterbury because of her local popularity.

“We were looking for someone to host a talk show on KGMS in Tucson and KNXN in Sierra Vista,” says Martin. “We wanted to do something new that would really engage our audience and expand our reach. Dr. Waterbury came to my mind since I have heard rave reviews from friends who have attended her women’s Bible studies telling me she is the best teacher they had ever heard. We know that the majority of our audience is women and they are looking for practical ways to apply Biblical truth to the challenges they face in marriage, raising children, family relationships, and career. We are very excited about our launch in December and believe that this show will be something that will impact the communities we serve and beyond.”

Waterbury, a Tucson resident, is an internationally-recognized speaker and teacher. She was a keynote speaker for the Faith Community Churches International (FCCI) annual conference held in Malawi, Africa in July. Dr. Deb Waterbury was chosen to address delegates representing 45 nations in seven different world regions including Africa, Europe, South America, South Pacific and Middle East. Dr. Waterbury has been a frequent speaker in Africa for the past seven years. Less than a year ago, Dr. Waterbury’s non-profit organization formed the “Reap What You Sew” tailoring school which offers sewing and business training to widows and destitute women in Malawi, the poorest country in the world.

“Malawi was largely decimated by the AIDS epidemic,” says Dr. Waterbury. “Hunger and poverty has left them not only with thousands of orphans to feed, but thousands of women left to take care of the children. These women have no skills and no way to provide for themselves and their children. This school has allowed women to learn a trade to feed their families. We already have a waiting list of over 100 women who want to enroll.”

“Doing Life with Dr. Deb” will premiere the first week of December and will air Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

About Dr. Deborah Waterbury:
TheLiesThatBindcover.jpgDr. Deborah Waterbury has authored nine books, including her new release entitled “The Lies that Bind.” She travels extensively, both nationally and abroad, leading conferences and teaching seminars. She hosts a weekly podcast called “Windows of the Heart,” and spends a great deal of her time writing curriculum as well as allegorical novels, including her popular series, The Painted Window Trilogy. Dr. Waterbury holds a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, and acquired her Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Expository Studies from Pillsbury Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, Jeff.  For more information, visit www.debwaterbury.com.

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Book for teen girls receives high honor from annual international award contest

Houston, TX — Author, speaker and television host, Shannon Perry, garnered the Bronze Medal in the Christian Living category from the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest for her third book, “Stand: Staying Balanced with Answers for Real Teen Life.” The Readers’ Favorite awards honor books in over 140 genres, with each genre judged separately. Past award winners and participants include New York Times bestsellers  J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors such as movie star Jim Carrey and actor Henry Winkler.

Perry wrote “Stand: Staying Balanced with Answers for Real Teen Life” after meeting with ten teen and tween girls in her home for over two months. The book delves into several difficult issues such as date rape, gender identity, bullying, suicide, cutting, drugs, and pre-marital sex, just to name a few. “Stand” also serves as an informational resource for Perry’s mother/teen daughter conference entitled In Her Shoes. Perry holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling, and is a Certified Instructor in Parenting Classes and Crisis Counseling.

Each year, Readers’ Favorite donates books and income to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Additionally, authors who win the annual book award contest donate copies to be sold at the Readers’ Favorite booth at the Miami Book Fair International, the largest book fair in America.  Readers’ Favorite is the only vendor at the fair that donates all book fair proceeds to charity.

Readers’ Favorite has garnered the Best Website for Authors Award as well as the Honoring Excellence Award from the Association of Independent Authors. The 2017 Readers’ Favorite awards will be handed out in an official ceremony in Miami, Florida on November 18, 2017.

About Shannon Perry:

Shannon Perry is a speaker, author, national recording artist and television host. Her TV show, “Grace in High Heels,” airs on five different networks into over 100 million households weekly. She teaches at women’s conferences, retreats, churches, and educational organizations across the country. Perry spent over 13 years in the public school system before going into full-time ministry. She created one of the first anti-bullying programs for one of the largest school systems in the U.S. She is currently working on her fourth book scheduled for release in 2018. Perry’s recent radio single,“Til the Storm Passes By,” has been featured on several news outlets in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Perry is donating all proceeds of the sale of the song to victims of Harvey. Perry resides in Houston, Texas with her husband, David, and has one son, Sean, a Captain in the United States Air Force, and one grandson, James. For more information, visit www.ShannonPerry.com.

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New Book Connects Old and New Testament Prophecies to Decode the Book of Revelation

 

Lake Mary, FL According to a Barna Group poll, 41 percent of Americans age eighteen and over agreed with the statement that “the world is currently living in the ‘end times’ as described by prophesies in the Bible.” Yet the Book of Revelation remains a mystery to most people, even to scholars. With his new book, “The Book of Revelation Decoded: Your Guide to Understanding the End Times Through the Eyes of the Hebrew Prophets,” Rabbi K.A. Schneider offers every Christian the opportunity to discern and comprehend one of the most misunderstood books of the Bible.

Releasing March 7, 2017, from Charisma House, “The Book of Revelation Decoded compares the teachings of the Torah and the Hebrew prophets with Revelation, and offers new insights into much-debated issues such as:

· The timing of the Rapture

· How the Passover is linked to the end times

· What role Israel plays in the last days
“I believe by simply examining Revelation with Scripture itself—by using the lens of the Hebrew prophets—we can understand God’s ultimate purpose for this crucial book,” says Schneider, host of the international television broadcast Discovering the Jewish Jesus, which airs in over 100 million households.

Schneider’s book examines more than twenty different crises, events, developments, people, and places that hold significance in the context of the prophetic last days.

“This book will reveal that what we are experiencing today is not a pendulum effect,” Schneider continues. “Immorality will not correct itself. Sin won’t suddenly change its course. Nothing will happen that can reverse this progression of evil compounding evil. Jesus Himself warned of this. We are entering into the most difficult days in human history, and my prayer is that this book will offer hope, expectation, and understanding so we can face whatever comes.”

For more information, visit www.revelationdecodedbook.com.

About Rabbi K.A. Schneider: Messianic Rabbi K.A. Schneider is the host of the international television broadcast Discovering the Jewish Jesus, which can be seen seven days a week and airs in more than 100 million homes in the United States and approximately 200 nations worldwide. In addition to hosting mass evangelistic crusades around the world, Rabbi Schneider currently leads the congregation Lion of Judah World Outreach Center in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of three other books, “Awakening to Messiah,” “Self-Deliverance,” and “Do Not Be Afraid!

About Charisma House:

Charisma House has published twelve New York Times best sellers, including “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah” by Jonathan Cahn, “23 Minutes in Hell” by Bill Wiese, and “The Seven Pillars of Health” by Don Colbert. Charisma House empowers people through Spirit-inspired resources. It is the leading publisher of diversified Christian resources motivating people to fulfill God’s purpose. For more than 21 years, Charisma House has published books that challenge, encourage, teach, and equip Christians. 

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Precious In His Sight Press Release

 

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Controversial debut novel reaches #1 spot on Amazon’s
Christian Fiction best-seller list
 

PreciousinHisSight_CVR2lr.jpgFor Immediate Release (Nashville, TN)—The debut novel, “Precious in His Sight,” from Karen Pashley has reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s Christian Fiction best-sellers list.  In an additional rare feat for a new author, Pashley landed a review from Publisher’s Weekly which described the novel as “well written” with an “overall message of hope and renewal.”  The book has also been endorsed by New York Times  bestselling author, Denise Jackson, wife of country superstar, Alan Jackson. Because the novel delves deeply into a marriage that has been shattered by adultery, the book has stirred some controversy as it shows the viewpoint of not just the wife, but the mistress and the cheating husband. All the characters are eventually tested with life and death decisions, which result in a decidedly pro-life response, as well as significant plot twists that Jackson says will “keep you glued to the pages.”

“’Precious in His Sight’ is a modern day Bible story,” says Jackson.  “Karen uses a fictional story to retell the greatest story ever told –that with God all things are possible, and that love covers a multitude of sins. This is a story of a family who faces the overwhelming heartbreak and consequences of infidelity, and how each family member ultimately chooses forgiveness, mercy and love. This book will ignite a longing in your spirit to know the One who loves us unconditionally –no matter who we are or what we’ve done.”

Before it was published, “Precious in His Sight” won 1st place at the Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference. The bulk of the novel was written over seven years ago, but Pashley put the book on the back burner while raising her four daughters.  Like her novel’s heroine – Sugar Brennan – Karen, herself, had to go through many trials to find out that God could turn something awful into something beautiful.

“Over the years, I shared life, children, and the ups and downs of building a business with my entrepreneurial husband,” says Pashley. “I grieved the loss of a baby, home-schooled our four daughters, battled a frustrating incurable illness, and just last year, clung to God like never before when addiction became part of our family’s vocabulary. I like to communicate through anecdotes, life lessons, and testimonies. I speak with passion, humor, and honesty. My goal is to help people fill up their faith tanks, and hit the refresh button in their souls.”

Pashley has battled Meniere’s Disease for many years, an illness that left her deteriorated to the point where she could barely function because of the extreme dizziness. She lost most of the hearing in one ear, and suffered with constant nausea and fatigue. Sudden violent bouts of vertigo would slam her to the floor and reduce her to a sweat-drenched, vomiting wreck curled up for hours unable to move. In spite of the unpredictability of the disease, she found hope in the midst of despair.

“I learned in those dark, horrific moments that my Lord Jesus had not abandoned me,” says Pashley. “He, too, knew the anguish of physical torture, and He was with me in that pit. The experience taught me things about myself I wouldn’t have known otherwise. And it humbled me, and has given me an extraordinary gratitude for the gift of health.”

In addition to speaking and writing, Pashley is an accomplished foodie who founded “Girls Dine In,” a monthly gathering that is part supper club, part cooking class where she brings women together for great food and fellowship in the Nashville area. Whether cooking or writing or speaking, Pashley has her finger on the pulse of what women need, and she believes “Precious in His Sight” will resonate with women in a real way.

 “The life of a Christian is not all peaches and cream, nor should it be,” says Pashley. “But when we bend down and pick up the bricks of hardship, one by one, and apply the cement of the Holy Spirit to them, we are building an impenetrable wall of faith that cannot be constructed any other way. We must work with God rather than running from Him in our hardships. We must never lose our hope. Storms will come. We shouldn’t fear them. With God, we can persevere with dignity and joy.”

karenpashleyheadshot.jpgAbout Author Karen Pashley:

Karen Pashley lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and the youngest of their four daughters. Her first novel, “Precious in His Sight,” won 1st place in the unpublished novels competition at the 2014 Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference. Pashley is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Association, Word Weavers International, and the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association. Her website is www.karenpashley.com.

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From Scratch Press Release

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Pelican Book Group announces its first foray into
Thorndike Large Print Editions

 

FromScratch_w11688_680.jpgAztec, NMPelican Book Group has announced that the novel “From Scratch” by C.E. Hilbert, which released in February 2016, has been chosen by Thorndike Press to be offered in Large Print Hardcover format this coming August. The new format will retail for approximately $30.

“I couldn’t be happier to solidify a relationship with Thorndike,” said Nicola Martinez, Editor-in-Chief for Pelican. “They’re an excellent company that, for years, has been instrumental in providing great books to library patrons. ‘From Scratch’ is a perfect choice. Pelican has a numerous titles that fit the library market and I’m hopeful we’ll see more titles picked up for large print hardcover releases in future. I credit our subsidiary rights agent Riggins International Rights Services with working to pull the deal together.”

Martinez describes “From Scratch” as a romance suspense novel.  The novel’s main character, Maggie McKitrick, finds herself at odds with a new landlord, the town’s Police Chief Sean Taylor.  Taylor likes to keep the peace, but his new tenant is making it nearly impossible to keep anything on an even keel—including his heart. As Maggie and Sean draw closer together, her long buried dreams about her life are reawakened into a hopeful prayer…until a threat from her past promises to destroy their future. Will Maggie be forced to run—again—starting fresh? Or will God answer her prayer and give her the happily-ever-after she’s started from scratch?

The novel is written by C.E. Hilbert who lives in Columbus, OH and works in the fashion industry by day and writes romantic fiction by night. Her writing career began when she had to wait a whole week in between Bookmobile visits. To fill the gap, she pulled out a pen and some paper and began to jot down stories while she awaited the next round of books delivered on wheels. Hilbert says she enjoys the opportunity to share God’s love through her writing in a tangible, real and somewhat “quirky” way. She says, “I am convinced God has a sense of humor equal to the size of His patience level!”

Located in Waterville, Maine, Thorndike Press is also home to Wheeler Publishing, Kennebec Large Print, Large Print Press, and Christian Large Print. The company has published Large Print titles for more than 30 years. Thorndike Press publishes more than 100 Large Print titles every month — the vast majority in the current bestseller and genre fiction categories. Additionally, Thorndike distributes Large Print titles from other publishers like HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Mills & Boon (Harlequins and Silhouettes).

For more information on “From Scratch” and other Pelican titles, visit: http://pelicanbookgroup.com or contact Pelican’s distributor, Independent Publishers Group at http://ipgbook.com. For more information on Thorndike visit http://www.gale.com/thorndike.

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 About Pelican Book Group:


Pelican Book Group is the first publisher to dedicate an entire new-adult romance imprint to promoting sexual purity. Headquartered in the Four Corners area of the United States, Pelican Book Group serves a global audience under its White Rose Publishing, Harbourlight, Watershed, and Pure Amore imprints. Founded in 2009, Pelican Book Group publishes numerous critically-acclaimed titles by award-winning authors from around the globe. Pelican Book Group was among the first to provide subscription-based e-books to the Christian marketplace.

 
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Then and Now Press Release

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Romance novel that promotes abstinence nominated for award

ThenAndNow_w11430_680.jpgAztec, NM —  Marianne Evans’s novel, “Then and Now,” is a nominee in the romance category for the Christian Small Publisher’s Book of the Year award. “Then and Now” is part of the Pure Amore imprint, a division of Pelican Book Group, the first publisher to dedicate an entire adult romance imprint to promoting sexual purity. Editor in Chief for Pelican, Nicola Martinez, says the content of the Pure Amore books appeal to both Christians and non-Christians, but they are intended to extol the value of abstinence.

  “I wanted to produce something that would help young people to see how precious the gift of their virginity is to their future spouse,” says Martinez. “The truth is that each individual is worth waiting for and lovemaking is intended to create a bond with only one special person. To believe and act on this one truth will, across the board, increase self-worth and peer respect, strengthen marriages, cut the rate of unwanted pregnancy, and so many other things. As a Christian publisher that publishes romance—promotes lasting love between a man and a woman—I felt we could definitely do something to promote chastity.”

Evans previously won the Christian Small Publishers Association award for her title, “Hearts Communion.”  It is her third nomination for the award which is designed to both promote small publishers and independently published authors in the Christian marketplace as well as to bring recognition to outstanding books. To accomplish both of these goals, Christian Small Publishers Association has Christian retailers and readers vote on the books of their choice to determine the winners of the award. Awards are granted in 14 categories, including an ebook category.

Another Pelican book entitled “Finding Mia” by Dianne J. Wilson is on the “fiction debut” category long list in the 2016 INSPY Awards. Recognizing the need for a new kind of book award, the INSPYs were created by bloggers to discover and highlight the very best in literature that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith.  The INSPY’s invite nominations from both the Christian booksellers’ domain and the general marketplace, and is organized and judged by book bloggers who have considerable experience and knowledge of books published for both the CBA markets and the general market. For more information visit,  http://inspys.com.

Since its inception, Pelican Book Group has garnered numerous awards including the SELAH Award for Best First Book (“The Other Side” of Darkness by Linda Wood Rondeau) and Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award for “Wisdom Tree” by Mary Manners.

For more information on Christian Small Publishers Association, visit

http://www.bookoftheyear.net.

For more information on Pelican Book Group, visit

http://www.pelicanbookgroup.com.

About Pelican Book Group:

Peli_139x120.pngPelican Book Group is the first publisher to dedicate an entire new-adult romance imprint to promoting sexual purity. Headquartered in the Four Corners area of the United States, Pelican Book Group serves a global audience under its White Rose Publishing, Harbourlight, Watershed, and Pure Amore imprints. Founded in 2009, Pelican Book Group publishes numerous critically-acclaimed titles by award-winning authors from around the globe. Pelican Book Group was among the first to provide subscription-based e-books to the Christian marketplace.

 

About Pelican Book Group’s spring titles:

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“From Scratch” by C.E. Hilbert (Romantic Suspense)

FromScratch_w11688_680.jpgSynopsis: Maggie McKitrick loves everything about her new life in Gibson’s Run, Ohio—her charming bakery, her quirky customers, her distance from the past. Yes, she loves everything…except her new landlord. Police Chief Sean Taylor is like a piece of sand in an oyster—irritating, but with the promise of something beautiful. Despite Maggie’s self-imposed man-fast, she wonders what kind of treasure she and the lawman could create together. Sean Taylor likes to keep the peace, but his new tenant is making it nearly impossible to keep anything on an even keel—including his heart. Despite her sassy attitude, Sean is drawn to the beautiful pastry chef and has an overwhelming need to serve and protect her. As Maggie and Sean draw closer together, her long buried dreams about her life are reawakened into a hopeful prayer…until a threat from her past promises to destroy their future. Will Maggie be forced to run—again—starting fresh? Or will God answer her prayer and give her the happily-ever-after she’s started from scratch?

“Northern Light” by Annette O’Hare (Historical Romance)

NorthernLight_w11592_680.jpgSynopsis: Civil War has robbed Margaret Logan of all she holds dear, including her beloved New Orleans home and her fiancé. When her family moves to the desolate Bolivar Peninsula to manage a lighthouse that is no longer there, all her hopes for a normal future are dashed. Her world is rocked once again when a wounded Yankee soldier washes ashore needing her help. Despite her contempt for the North, Margaret falls in love with Thomas Murphy. As their love blooms, Margaret’s sister is overcome with neurosis, and her mind slowly slips away. Bitterness, psychosis and depression yield a decision fueled by contempt. Will one fatal choice cause Margaret to lose the man she loves and condemn Thomas to death?

 “Not so Far Away” by Deborah Pierson Dill (Contemporary Romance)

Synopsis: Laurel Kerr lives each day fearing it could be her last. Years of pleading with God for deliverance from her husband’s deadly temper have convinced her that she’s beneath the Lord’s notice. Still, she perseveres, hoping that a redeemed husband and a Christ-centered marriage might one day be possible. Dr. Boyd Wendall has a soft spot for Laurel. Although she’s not his to take care of, she stirs his protective instincts. Time and again he finds himself in the midst of her trouble, and he can’t help but believe there’s a reason for it.

“Daffodils in March” by Clare Revell (Romantic Suspense)

Synopsis: Given a week’s notice in her current job, Eden Jameson is desperately looking for something new. Being a nanny for her widowed best friend, Hanna, is the ideal solution to both their problems. David Painter has other ideas. Having a stranger in the house—even if she is his sister’s best friend—could ruin everything he’s worked so long to achieve. He needs to get rid of this nanny and fast. When Hanna dies unexpectedly, the reading of the will is a shock. Eden and David have been left joint custody of the baby and joint ownership of the house. Can they overcome their differences or is it too late?

“Sweet Peas in April” by Clare Revell (Romantic Suspense)

Synopsis: Adam West, a high powered lawyer gets the shock of his life when he arrives to meet a new client. She’s the wife he hasn’t seen since they separated ten years ago. Sam Reece doesn’t need the added complication of working with the husband who abandoned her a decade ago. She’s tried hard to put her failed marriage behind her, going back to her maiden name even though they never got divorced. The situation is bad enough as it is, but it seems Adam is the only person who can help. Can they ever move past the tragedy of the past or will its long shadow prevent them ever working together?

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