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A Wicked Thing Michael Kasenow
Infinity Publishing (2013)
Reviewed by Marty Shaw for Reader Views (5/13)
Synopsis: Murders, ghosts and madness! Jonathan MacAlister recovers from a family tragedy to discover that a beautiful serial killer and an angelic spirit are competing for his life and death.
Michael Kasenow is an award winning novelist (View From The Edge) and an award winning poet (Six Feet Down). He is a survivor of an abusive and brutal childhood. Embarrassed as an adolescent because he couldn’t read or write, it was in the eighth grade when he would “slip away from his friends” into the middle school library to read poetry.
The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get the Best Medical Care Martine Ehrenclou, M.A.
Lemon Grove Press (2012)
Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (5/12)
Synopsis: Frustrated or confused about how to get good medical care? In her newest book, The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care, (Lemon Grove Press, on sale May 15, 2012) award-winning author and patient advocate, Martine Ehrenclou, empowers patients to become proactive, well informed participants in their own care. With advice and personal stories from over 200 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, health psychologists, patients and more, The Take-Charge Patient reveals insider information on how to cut through the red tape and navigate today’s complex health care system with confidence.
Martine Ehrenclou, M.A. , is an award-winning author, patient advocate and speaker. Her first book, the critically acclaimed Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide To Get Your Loved One Out Alive received 15 book awards. In her newest health book, The Take-Charge Patient, Martine empowers readers to become proactive and effective participants in their own health care. Her mission is to bring to light the importance of being an advocate for others and for ourselves. Through her books, articles, blog, and lectures, Martine Ehrenclou reveals insider information on how to interact effectively with medical professionals and navigate the health care system.
The American War Don Meyer
two peas publishing (2012)
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (8/12)
Synopsis: In the summer of 1969 elements of the 101st Airborne went back to the A Shau Valley in South Vietnam. In the summer of 1864 the 10th Vermont, part of General Ricketts' Third Division, marched into the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Sam Kensington was there at both campaigns.
Don Meyer An early writing career got started back in Chicago, with the creation of a Vietnam Memoir, which had been pounded out on an old Royal black manual typewriter and a very rough draft of a novel, on a Brother portable electric correcting typewriter (with two rewrites typed start to finish, as well). However, the years slipped by and it wasn’t until some twenty years later that these 20lb bond, slightly yellow typewritten pages were retrieved from their respective boxes and “keyed” into a computer if for no other reason than to have a copy.
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Ellen F. Feld Award-winning author Ellen Feld began writing about horses more than 20 years ago. At first she wrote for small, regional publications, but within a few short years, her work began to appear regularly in large, national magazines. In 2001, while waiting for her next assignment, Ms. Feld wrote a short story about a Morgan. That tale became the first chapter of Blackjack: Dreaming of a Morgan Horse. The book went on to win a coveted Children s Choices award, an honor bestowed jointly by the International Reading Association and the Children s Book Council. To date, Ms. Feld has authored nine horse books, including seven in the Morgan Horse series. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two children, ten horses, and assorted other pets.
Synopsis:The Further Adventures of Blackjack takes the reader to the exciting world of Morgan shows. Heather and Blackjack have had an awesome show season, winning top ribbons at all the New England Morgan shows. This could be the year that they get to go to Oklahoma to compete in the Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show! But travel from New England to Oklahoma is quite expensive, especially with a 1,000 pound animal. In order to pay for the 1500 mile trip, Heather will have to make a very difficult decision, a decision that will involve one of her beloved horses. And there's a lot that can happen on a four-day trip across the United States with 15 frisky horses cramped into a large horse van.
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On October 18th, 2012, Susan Violante and Victor R. Volkman spoke with children’s author, book coach, and reviewer Virginia S. Grenier. She is the founder & owner of Stories for Children Publishing, LLC, award-winning editor-in-chief of Stories for Children Magazine. In a wide-ranging discussion, we covered many key areas including
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V.S. Grenier is managing editor for the Brand Buzz Network and chief editor for Halo Publishing, Int, and also, the host of the blog talk radio shows on The World of Ink Network: Stories for Children, The Writing Mama, What is Success and Families Matter. A California girl at heart and former fashion buyer, Grenier lives in Southern Utah with her supportive husband, their three children and the family’s miniature schnauzer Taz
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Criteria: First Place in the Historical Fiction category.
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (3/13)
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Breaking the Silence
Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (3/13)
Nonfiction – Memoir
White Rose Publishing (2012)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (2/13)
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Prophets of the Ghost Ants
Clark Thomas Carlton
Reviewed by Marty Shaw for Reader Views (3/13)
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