Thursday, February 28, 2019

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Writer's Bulletin: Authors Community


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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Inner Manager by Ron Dalrymple, PhD



The Inner Manager:
Mastering Business, Home, and Self 
2nd Edition
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 25, 2019

Milliron Monday: Dick Sheets 2 25 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. 

When I first met Dick Sheets it was at Milliron Clinic. It was March 14, 2013, a Thursday. Jody and I met Dick in the late afternoon. The clinic was empty and we had the entire reception area for memories. Dick was excited to be interviewed about his time with Dr. Smith and working at Milliron Clinic. We talked for hours - about Milliron, Pete, and life in general

Dick Sheets was a Milliron Clinic employee for over twelve years. The work was hard; building fences, repairing fences, baling hay, cleaning stalls, metal work, reparing machinery, and more. It was Dick who was there since the beginning - part of the clinic construction crew, he maintained the barns, farmhouse, and the sawmill. Here is an excerpt from Dick's interview...

“Used to be when they had a horse that they had to put on the table, I’d be the extra help,” Dick says, pointing out the window. “I’ve dragged them up the hill a time or two. I didn’t mind it. It was part of the job; took them and dropped them in a hole way back on the ridge. I remember building all the fences and wooden gates around. I sawed every board. Sawed them at Pete’s sawmill. We started with just a real little sawmill and a shed. Pete said the sawmill was always his dream. That’s why he was a very successful man. Not very many can have their dreams like that. He worked for it; he earned it. But, Jody would take the checkbook away from him. When he’d go to the auction, boy he’d like to buy things. Actually, I wasn’t around him a whole lot. I’d be working on Pete’s other houses. I wouldn’t even see him. I built Pat and Karen’s house. It’s about two miles from the clinic by horseback, and four miles if you drive. Russ Smith helped on it - Russ, Jerry Leedy, Craig Higgins, and Jeff Davis. They were all working for Pete at the time. I liked working for Pete. He would tell me what he needed done and I wouldn’t see him for a few days. He always had me doing something different.
        “I was thinking about that time he broke his ankle,” Dick continues. “Pete had assigned me and Russ Smith to build a fence. We were working on the fence when he came down the creek bank to check on our progress. He was drinking a Pepsi, stepped on a rock, and went down! He twisted his ankle and didn’t spill a drop of Pepsi! ‘Oh, hell!’ He had a few choice words. We had to carry him over to get his truck. Someone took Pete to the emergency room. His bone was sticking out. They sent him up to Columbus. They gave him some kind of pain killer at the emergency room that he was allergic to. He was tough, because when he got back, it wasn’t very long until he hobbled down to the clinic on crutches. He was laid up awhile,” Dick says. “It was a bad break, but he came down to work every day. They reset his ankle and put a plate in it. Later, they removed the plate.
      “One thing I remember about Pete; he was a hard worker himself,” Dick says. “He wouldn’t ask me or anybody else to do anything that he wouldn’t do. He’d get right down in the mud just the same as us.  I worked on all the barns, the house he lived in, and all that. I always found work here. I know I’d still be working if I was able. I’ve worked all my life. Pete had big dreams and he made them work. Behind the clinic garage, there wasn’t anything just some piles of dirt and lumber. When we started I never dreamed it would turn out like that. He knew what he wanted. I remember we were working on an old abandoned highway bridge in New Marshfield. The bridge went over the top of the railroad track. It was wintertime. It was cold. The engineers told Pete he could have the old timbers from the bridge. That’s what we used to build the sawmill. We tore down the bridge to get the lumber. I was afraid he was going to get killed when we were tearing down the bridge. He was on the skidder and one of those steel beams came at him. Pete thought the skidder would hold it when we cut the leg off the beam. It didn’t. When Russ cut the steel beam, it jerked the skidder back. Pete was wise enough to turn the cable so the beam fell loose. The beam fell into the ravine. I told him that if that had been any of the other guys, they’d been dead. Pete said his instinct kicked in. Didn’t seem to shake him up. He just knew."
        
Last Friday, February 22, 2019, we remembered the family of Dr. Smith. It was on February 22, 2010 that Dr. Smith left to his Heaven home. Garrison Keillor said it best, "When a loved one dies, memories fade, there being one less person to remember it, and you are left disinherited, unarmed, semi-literate, an exile. It's like losing your computer and there's no backup."

When I mention to hard working people, like Dick, to take it easy and rest, the response is usually I'll rest when I die. Rest? No, I'm sure that he and Pete will find something to do.

Sincere condolences to the family of Dick Sheets


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 23, 2019

The Writer's Bulletin: alsc Association for Library Service to Children



A division of the American Library Association, the alsc (Association for Library Service to Children) is an amazing writer’s resource. Home to the Newbery and Caldecott book awards, consider becoming an alsc member; keep abreast of what’s new in the literary world and find out what’s trending.

From the alsc website…

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.  From creative programming and best practices to continuing education and professional connections—ALSC members are innovators in the field of children's library service.

ALSC's network includes more than 4,000 children's and youth librarians, children's literature experts, publishers, education and library school faculty members, and other adults dedicated to engaging communities to build healthy, successful futures for all children.


Peruse alsc’s website for important information to propel your writing career.


Friday, February 22, 2019

The Writer's Bulletin: 5 Great Promos from Author Shout



Every author is looking for marketing and promotion opportunities! Author Shout provides several great packages for authors, including book trailers, author interviews, and more! They take the hassle out of SEO and other time-consuming tasks by creating designs and promotions just for you! Take a look...
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With several promotional packages to choose from, Author Shout may propel your online presence and your writing career!




Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Writer's Bulletin: Readers' Favorite



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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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.



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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 RonaldDestra.com. 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.