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August 2010 Blog Posts (17)

Passionate Heart Anthology

Vanilla Heart Publishing announces the forthcoming release of the Passionate Heart Anthology. My short story, Her Protector, has been chosen for inclusion in this wonderful book. For more information, click on the link below.…


Added by Victoria Howard on August 31, 2010 at 5:54am — No Comments

There's Power in What You Say!

Yesterday at church the message was “What is a Testimony”. It was a thorough look at the various aspects of what makes a testimony and what affect the testimony has not just on the individual, but on all who hear it, to the place of the role of testimonies in changing the atmosphere of a place or situation. The well presented message concluded with a…


Added by Carl Jenks on August 30, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Princess Sheeba

Set entirely in the Australian outback 'PS' was originally written with kids/ young adults in mind. However I am finding that adults are just as taken with Sheeba's story. It has also been commented on by several educationalists as a must read for children of all ages.…


Added by Malcolm James Croan on August 25, 2010 at 10:47pm — No Comments

A taste what what you will find within my book

Where do I begin to write this? I guess I need to go back to 1994 and chronicle events as and when they occurred. At times I will also need to reference my childhood. Some relevant history surrounding that time is needed; the reason for this is that without the knowledge of past events it…


Added by Teresa Joyce on August 24, 2010 at 9:45am — No Comments

Football's Best Man

This week’s Sports Illustrated ran a feature article that I thought inspirational for Mountain Takers. In the article, entitled, “Made to Last”, S.I. gave a close up look at the life and career of fullback, Tony Richardson. Tony has spent his 16 years in the NFL focused on two goals. His twin goals are making it easier for the record breaking running backs…


Added by Carl Jenks on August 23, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Kita's Gentle Message: Saying What's on My Mind (August 21, 2010)

I have to confess that having to tell someone something that they didn't want to hear or would disagree with made me feel very uncomfortable. In fact, I avoided saying what was on my mind for a long

time, especially when it might upset the other party. I may have prevented

conflict on the outside but I certainly created conflict within myself. Not

anymore. I say what's on my mind and wait for the fireworks which for the most

part have been a…

Added by Kita Szpak on August 21, 2010 at 7:49am — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Effective Sports Parenting When Kids Want to Quit

When kids want to quit playing a sport but you don't want them to, parents can try the following so kids may change their mind:

1. See if they would attend an offseason, quality camp – a good program will stress instruction and fun, which may…

Added by Jack Perconte on August 20, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments


Good Afternoon All Great Authors here In the Author Marketing Powerhouse,

I take this opportunity to introduce myself as I am a new Member on this teriffic commnity.

My name is Michael Phelps. Now to clear any possible confusion . . . I am NOT that young, good-looking, talented, Olympic Champion with all that Gold and a bevey of beautiful women chasing him all around the Globe.

I AM Michael Phelps, the (NOT so) young, (NOT…


Added by Michael Phelps on August 20, 2010 at 9:17am — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Keeping Perspective in Sport

“How you do and who you are, are two different things,” is a common line I often say to my kids and students. When…


Added by Jack Perconte on August 17, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Dreaming with God

“I know the plans (alt. dreams) I have you for you says the Lord…”

Jeremiah 29:11…


Added by Carl Jenks on August 16, 2010 at 9:20am — No Comments


The WriteonCon Online Writers Conference was great. After a first day server meltdown, everything proceeded well. I received welcome, useful feed back on all of my submissions. I read a lot of interesting stuff by other authors too!

Added by Mary J Nickum on August 15, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Kita's Gentle Message: Tipping Point to Happiness (August 13, 2010)

"Tipping Point to Happiness" my book co-authored with Monique MacKinnon is coming out this month. It will be formally launched at the @Women Living on the Verge of Evolution Summit on September 17 in Las Vegas.

Added by Kita Szpak on August 13, 2010 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Kita's Gentle Message: How's the Being Coming Along? (August 7, 2010

My "Stepping into Being" message last week has brought back a personal memory of a movie called "Step into Liquid" (“The insanely gorgeous competition documentary on surfing obsession" according to the New York Times) which I have seen more than…


Added by Kita Szpak on August 7, 2010 at 8:37am — No Comments



Have you registered for the Writeoncon online conference yet? I did (it's free). I uploaded my picture book this morning in the critique forum and already have received 2 critiques and the conference hasn't started yet! Go to to register...

Added by Mary J Nickum on August 5, 2010 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Branch Isole EBooks Now Available

I am pleased to announce all 10 of my books are now available as EBook downloads.
For less than the cost of lunch you can feed your imagination with an entire book of Voyeurism Poetry.

52 Contemporary adult short stories of poetic prose for today's reader in each book.

These ‘story poems’ surround issues and emotions often experienced, but not always voiced.…

Added by Branch Isole on August 5, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Maintaining Family Balance in Sports

Sports parents should always be mindful of the effects of having an accomplished athlete in the family. Often, so much attention is given to the star athlete that other kids in the family begin to detest the situation. Making the other kids trudge around to every…

Added by Jack Perconte on August 3, 2010 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Mom's Story Event

The program at the Microsoft Store was fabulous. In addition to my videotaped interview, the Vice President, Programs & Services of the Arizona Chapter odf the National Multiple Sclerosis Society attended, providing useful information about the Society and its services. Everyone whho attended received a complimentary tee shirt from Microsoft. The video will be available on YouTube soon.

Added by Mary J Nickum on August 1, 2010 at 12:34pm — No Comments

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