Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Quotes, Quips and Wisdom 2 20 19

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Inner Manager by Ron Dalrymple, PhD

The Inner Manager:
Mastering Business, Home, and Self
Second Edition
by Dr. Ron Dalrymple

The Inner Manager is a complete mind development course, following the journey of a young man looking to start his own business. He visits a powerful woman who takes him on a voyage of self-discovery, where he learns the vast powers of his own mind and is then able to transform his world into any crystallized creation he desires, as long as it benefits humankind. This is a powerful book you can study and restudy for years, and pass on to your children and grandchildren, to share the massive amount of information and insight it contains.

About the Author
For the last half century, Dr. Ron Dalrymple has been building a theory, a new model of the mind that leaves most mental health experts gasping for breath and checking the exits. It is a theory so bold, few dare imagine it. As a 19 y.o. student at the University of Maryland in 1969, working at NASA in a gifted student program, he was struck by a thunderbolt that changed the course of his life. Returning from NASA to his dorm that cold November night, he asked the fateful question, can the laws of physics and mathematics - his major - be used to explain the various fields of psychology (he had just taken a few classes)? He was hit by an epiphany that floored him. He saw the mind projecting from the brain and extending throughout space and touching the universe, reaching out in all directions in waves of light energy. He was told by one great physicist at NASA to go research the idea, so he did...for almost 50 years now. In his own words, "I graduated from Maryland in 1971 and traveled the world, studying different languages, cultures, people, philosophies. Then I returned to graduate school at Maryland and earned a Ph.D. in psychology in 1984, so I could build an actual theory. Graduate school was brutal at Maryland, where I met a number of artful dodgers who would do anything to put a knife in your back. But I was wearing mental Kevlar and they could not deter me.  I learned the value of taking nothing personally and having a titanium will. I then spent years doing therapy with around 15,000 patients, to see what really worked in helping people change. I dealt with corrupt insurance companies and endless streams of therapists, some dedicated professionals and others lost in their egos. By 1999, I decided to teach full-time in Maryland's Overseas Program, in order to review all the fields of psychology to create the final theory. I taught 15 courses in psychology, in Korea, Japan, Italy and Sicily for three years, and wrote the mind shattering Quantum Field Psychology in April 2004, while teaching in Aviano, Italy. The Inner Manager was published in 1989, and is now followed by the Second Edition. It is a powerful prelude to Quantum Field Psychology, and Paradise Found 2015 and The Endless Question, our two films on the subject. Read and watch them all now. The world is changing fast, don't be left behind."

Monday, February 18, 2019

Milliron Monday: Elliotsville Road 2 18 19

From the Smith family archives, Pat Smith, Elliotsville Road
Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010

Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography (Monday Creek Publishing 2017). A graduate of Colorado State University and a well-known veterinarian in southeast, Ohio, Dr. Smith continues to motivate and inspire. 

Arriving in Athens in the Fall of 1963, Pete and his family rented a farmhouse on the outskirts of the city. Known as the "Taylor" property, the house was for sale, but out of the Smith's price range. With only the ground floor of the two-story house inhabitable, and only a little land surrounding the house, it didn't fit the Smith's lifestyle - horses, dogs, and fast-moving children. It would be temporary. Starboy, Jody's gelding, and Tinker Toy, Jessica's pony, had to be moved to Dr. Phillip's place for pasture. 

Pete worked long hours as the new vet in town. While he was building his practice, Jody maintained the household. She enjoyed riding Starboy in her leisure time. After a while, Pete found the time to string electric fence at the farmhouse so that Starboy and Tinker Toy could be close to the family. Jody often saddled Starboy, put the children onboard - one in the front, one in the back - and rode the nearby trails. 

What mother takes her two children horseback riding, all on the same horse? Jody Smith, the veterinarian's wife. A brave thing to do, even in the best of scenarios. But, Jody was a seasoned equestrian; Jessica and Pat were resilient.

Elliotsville Road was where children grew, horses ruled, and the Smith family became a part of the Ohio Valley; the valley where Pete Smith became a respected veterinarian and a part of the season-changing community that he loved.

Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Writer's Bulletin: Rads for Books

Rads for Books  is an easy to use DIY tool built for authors to attract new readers and sell more books. They give authors all the benefits of social media advertising without having to hire an expensive advertising agency.

For as little as $10, Rads for Books puts the tools the pros use right in your hands so you can do it yourself with no prior training.

Rads uses advanced targeting to reach readers based on genres, demographics, similar authors, and more. You can get your own ads running across Facebook and Instagram or across hundreds of book websites across the internet in seconds.

From Rads website…

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Hoppy the Frog by Ronald Destra

Kindle Edition
by Ronald Destra

Another children's classic from prolific author Ronald Destra!

Hoppy had one thing in common with other frogs: he was a tiny tadpole. But as he grew, his abilities grew with him. Soon he found himself in races with other frogs, but they were no match for his awesome ability to leap great distances. Hoppy was possibly the best hopper in the entire land and waterways. He was born to race!

The king held a great contest for the best racer the frog world had ever seen. With the hand of the king's beautiful daughter in marriage as the prize, it was only natural for Hoppy to sign up, but before the D-day, an unfortunate event stopped him in his tracks.

Will Hoppy be able to overcome the obstacles in his way in order to win the hand of the king's beautiful daughter in marriage? Scroll up and click the link to find out!

Ronald Destra is an author that writes children's books with unique storylines and moral lessons. Hoppy the Frog is a story that teaches the importance of working hard and never giving up. It is perfect as a bedtime story to read to your kids before you turn out the lights!

About the Author
Ronald Destra is a children book author, illustrator, and publisher of educational and best-selling storybooks. Each books has a unique storyline and moral lesson.

Discover best-selling kids storybooks online at Our books have beautiful illustrations and storylines that teach difficult topics to children.

Ronald Destra is an award-winning author from The Authors Show, "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading."

His books include:
Best Friends, Santa's Little Helper, The Birthday Party, Hoppy the Frog, Tommy the Giraffe, The Little Hero, Fluffy the Bird, The Tattoo, Scrappy the Dog, The Zoo, A Teddy for Jackie Jr, and much more.

Ronald Destra is the co-founder of Destra World Books Publishing. His passion is to help younger children learn that they do have a purpose in life and to never give up.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Vengeance of a Cowboy: The Song Of The Revolver Kindle Edition by Thomas Tralantry

Vengeance of a Cowboy:
The Song of the Revolver Kindle Edition
by Thomas Tralantry 

A dream. This is what Sam and his family have. He left his past behind. But when he meet his best friend, everything changes for him. Unknown men appear and create a bloodbath. Sam survived with heavy injuries. His search for these men with only one thing in his mind. And this thing is vengeance.

About the Author
Thomas Tralantry was born in Germany in 1979. His father is German, his mother is Thai. Although he grew up in Germany, he is also related to Thailand. As a child Thomas Tralantry was reading a lot of books, mostly Science-Fiction and Fantasy novels. He is also a fan of Star Trek. After two novels in German language, one Fantasy and one Science-Fiction novel, his third book "Jack Harvsterton: Distrustful And Bad-Tempered" is a Sci-Fi novel, which was released in 2012. It is in English language and was released as Paperback and E-Book / Kindle Edition.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Mother to be Checklist by Remy Mills

“A great baby shower gift!”
“Indispensable information for every mother to be!”

by Remy Mills

For mothers to be, it can often be an exciting yet daunting time preparing for that new babies’ arrival in your home. That’s why you need to read The Essential Packing List For New Mothers!

To take a little stress out of your exciting day and ease some of the tension surrounding a new baby, we have prepared the ultimate Essential Packing List For New Mothers! There are going to be a lot of thoughts and scenarios running through your mind, so it’s easy to understand how simple it would be to forget essential baby items.

Inside The Essential Packing List For New Mothers you’ll discover;
•        The mother to be essential hospital packing list.
•        How to choose a hospital bag for your newborn.
•        The essential hospital bag packing list.
•        How to pack your birth partner’s bag.
•        The bottle-feeding essential shopping and packing list.
•        Baby essential sleeping items list.
•        How to make your home baby safe and friendly.
•        Baby bath time, travel essentials and much more!

When your pregnant and expecting you start to feel like time is rapidly getting away from you, and it’s easy to get bogged down in small details and end up forgetting the big ones. That’s why it’s important to get your baby essentials packed early! The Essential Packing List For New Mothers will help to ensure that not only won’t you forget important items; you’ll also have more time to relax before the birth.

Grab your copy of The Essential Packing List For New Mothers now!

Download your printable copy here!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Writer's Bulletin: 10 Ideas for a Writer's PUSH-CARD

There are so many great tools for writer’s to use for promotion, including push-cards. What is a push-card? Many businesses, including politicians, use push-cards for marketing. They are usually the size of a standard postcard, which can be easily tucked away in your satchel or purse to distribute at a moment’s notice. Sometimes called palm cards, they are designed to entice readers to purchase your book or visit your website/social media. Here are 10 ideas for creating a push-card…

1)  Showcase your book cover on the entire front of the push-card. On the back of the push-card, include your logo and website.

2)  Use the push-card as a postcard to mail to potential readers to announce your book, upcoming book signing/events. On the back of the push-card, leave a blank space for the recipient’s address on the right-hand side, and your announcement on the left-hand side. A postcard stamp is much cheaper than creating and mailing a flyer.

3) When creating your push-card, add your book’s ISBN, website, social media icons, and, if you have enough space, a “review” line to intrigue readers.

4)   Keep your push-card vibrant and colorful to attract readers.

5)    At book signing events, provide a push-card with each purchase. This will enable the reader to find your online presence quickly.

6)  Push-cards do not have to be rectangular but can be printed in interesting shapes to highlight/enhance your book.

7)  Don’t skimp on paper quality. Find a quality printer who uses heavier card-stock that readers can use as a souvenir (and hopefully won’t throw away).

8)  When creating your push-card, leave a space for your signature. Readers like “signed” book copies, and your signature on a push-card, with a note written to the reader, can be just as valuable.

9)   Think of your push-card as a mini advertisement for your book. Include them when mailing greeting cards (birthdays, holidays, etc.). Send them when paying bills or any other return correspondence.

10) Create your push-card with libraries, bookstores, and schools in mind. Make them attractive so that patrons and students will be enticed to read more.

Creating a vibrant, effective push-card will propel your marketing. Con­sider using your push-card instead of a business card or bookmark. What­ever you do, keep writing. Here’s wishing you success!

Sample Push-Card

Monday, February 11, 2019

Milliron Monday: Ohio 1963 2 11 19

Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010

Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography (Monday Creek Publishing 2017). A graduate of Colorado State University and a well-known veterinarian in southeast, Ohio, Dr. Smith continues to motivate and inspire. 

The headline in the local newspaper read Veterinarian Joins Staff. It was the fall of 1963. Pete was 25 years old. Pete and Jody packed up their family and animals and set out for southeastern Ohio. The sadness of leaving good friends in Lamar, Colorado, was overshadowed by the excitement of their new venture. The children, Jessica and Pat, stayed in Mansfield, Ohio, with Jody's parents while the couple drove the long-distance cross-country.

Pete accepted a position at Athens Veterinary Hospital. He would be the new, young vet on staff. His energy, skill, and ingenuity would save many animals. His humor and empathy would help clients through tough scenarios. Working with Dr. Bratton and Dr. Phillips spurred him to success, finally his own Milliron Clinic. 

While writing Milliron, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Bratton. This is what he said...

Pete had many interests, was fascinated by large mowers, bulldozers, and sawmills. He had a nut and bolt collection. He liked the out of doors. A casual dresser, always pleasant, a nice smile, and proud of his family, Jody, Jessica, Pat. When Pete came to Ohio he joined Dr. Sam Theiss, Dr. Marvin Phillips, and me at Athens Veterinary Hospital. Later he moved to his own Milliron Clinic on State Route 550, just out of Amesville, Ohio, a nice country setting. He liked animals and had several of his own, including a flock of sheep and would take them to the Episcopal Church at Easter to show the children. He was a good equine veterinarian and worked long hours.

Read more in Pete's biography Milliron.

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Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

An Interview with Ohio Author Matthew Caracciolo

An Interview with Ohio Author Matthew Caracciolo
by Gina McKnight

New author, Ohio native Matthew Caracciolo, just launched his book The Waygook Book: A Foreigner's Guide to South Korea. A traveler, blogger, and much more, Matthew shares his wisdom about writing…

GM: Matthew, welcome! Congratulations on your new book! What is the premise for The Waygook Book: A Foreigner's Guide to South Korea?
MC: My wife and I were living in Chicago, which wasn't really for me. I wanted to return to Columbus, but my wife wanted to do something adventurous before we settled down. The Waygook Book is about the two years we taught English in South Korea. It's a travelogue, but it's also a memoir about my desire to return home.

GM: Describe the writing process and how you manage thoughts/ideas...
MC: With The Waygook Book, it was a matter of needing to write things down before it was too late and I forgot the best details. While living in South Korea, I kept a living Google document of funny or interesting moments and conversations. I knew I couldn't talk about everything that happened--that would be boring--so I tried to choose the most illuminating moments and trips and arrange them in a meaningful way. Once the rough draft was complete, I read through it and identified reoccurring themes or ones I thought were missing and should be present and made sure they poked through every now and then.

In most other cases though, I create an outline of important plot points and character moments.

GM: Who is your favorite author?  
MC: C.S. Lewis. He gives you a lot to chew on in his books on Christian apologetics. He takes very cerebral ideas and funnels them to an illustration that anyone can understand. He always knows just how to put something in words. He has such clear vision and enchanting worlds in his fiction. 

GM: What are you currently writing?
MC: I'm a new dad and a new homeowner and I work full time so I haven't had very much time to write. I have my Travel is Fatal blog on my website Otherwise, I'm batting some ideas around for my next big project. As a new dad and everything else, it's a bit harder to do major trips that warrant a book. I'm considering doing a travel book about Ohio's filming locations, of which there are a surprising amount. I also have some long-gestating fiction I need to get out of my head.

GM: Congratulations on your new addition! With no time to write, maybe time to read? What are you currently reading?
MC: I just finished a Jim Henson biography. Now I'm halfway into Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman.

GM: Do you have advice for novice writers?
MC: Read as a writer. Read a book by an author you admire once as you normally would and then read it again to see how the author does what he does. Like the dialogue? See how the author handles tags. Enjoy the descriptions? Look at what narrative tools the author uses. Look at how the transitions work, how chapters start, what kind of information is conveyed in the first and last chapter.

GM: List ten items about yourself that may be of interest to your readers...
MC: I feel like everything interesting about me is outlined in The Waygook Book.

Other than travel, my other passion is movies so I'll focus on 10 facts about that.

1) My wife and I run a blog called
2) We spent a year watching one Disney movie a week until we'd watched every movie in the animated canon in chronological order.
3) We often have "movie fights" with friends where we create a bracket with some sort of theme (best Steven Spielberg movie, best Disney villain, etc.) and determine the winner through fierce debate.
4) I have a hidden talent of remembering what year a movie was released.
5) My favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings movies. Don’t ask which one. All of them.
6) When traveling, I often look to see what has been filmed at my destination.
7) My wife's and my first two dates were to a dollar movie theater: Wall-E and Kung Fu Panda.
8) I never noticed the stormtrooper hitting his head in Star Wars after hundreds of viewings.
9) Jurassic Park was the first PG-13 movie I was allowed to watch.
10) When packing up our life to move to South Korea, we made sure to include enough space for a DVD binder containing our collection of 100+ movies.

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