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Learn the story of the Pascha Pumpkin filled with Love and Hope

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Justin Whalley only wants 3 things from his ‘okay’ life. 

Learn, laugh, cry, chuckle and repeat, as he take too the reader through his roller coaster travel-log in order to obtain and keep one and hopefully all 3!

Save Him - Book Trailer - Time-travel Thriller Novel

Military scientist Rydel Scott has discovered time travel...he also believes he has been chosen to go back in time on a rogue mission to save Jesus.

Military scientist Rydel Scott is proud of the hi-tech gear he invents for battlefield heroes. When a secret mission involving one of his inventions goes horribly wrong, Rydel obsessively tries to learn what caused the system failure and accidentally reveals the ability to time travel. Overworked and massively sleep-deprived, he believes he has received a message from God—save God’s son. And the man of science embarks on a world-changing quest to rescue Jesus.

As he covers his tracks to journey back undetected, he neglects to factor in the consequences of a devastating butterfly effect. And he’s terrified to discover The Unit, a highly-trained team of elite soldiers, is hunting him down to stop him from making choices that could upend all of human history.

Will they find Rydel before he alters the past? And, if they find him, will some in The Unit be persuaded to join Rydel on his mission to save Christ?

The Necklace By The Dusky Club | Linda S. Rice | Book Trailer

Susan travels back to the year 1962 in her 17-year-old body, where she meets 20 years James, a member of a band that will one day become the most famous band of all time. Susan is delighted when James is instantly drawn to her, But Susan's 17-year-old hormones begin to play with her 62-year-old brain, tempting her towards a relationship with James that she's not really sure she wants it. Will James end up being the paragon Susan's always thought him to be? Or, will she learn that sometimes when a dream comes true, it's not quite what you expected? Find Out Right Inside! 📖


Have it your way!

As parents, we know how frustrating it can be to get our children to complete their nightly routines. Aiden, a four year old chinchilla, loves to bathe, but not more than he loves to play! On this particular Monday, Aidan's mother became fed up with chasing Aiden around to take his bath. So, she decides to let him, "have it his way". Follow Aiden for a week as he has it "his way". On Monday, Aiden is so happy to skip his bath in order to have more play time. Will he feel the same way by Friday? Let's explore the days of the week as we follow Aiden on his journey.

Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man Before The Billion-Dollar Empire

As the man behind the unprecedented 1987 leveraged buyout of Beatrice Foods, Reginald F. Lewis established himself as a respected titan of Wall Street. His standing as the CEO of a conglomerate while in his mid-forties surprised many, especially in light of his middle-class, African-American roots in Baltimore, Maryland. Yet the reality that Lewis, without the advantages of inherited wealth or family connections, would amass a fortune placing him on the Forbes 400 list of America's wealthiest individuals is undeniable and serves to amplify the truly remarkable achievement of this pioneering businessman. What prepared the young man who would become one of the world's most respected executives for this unimaginable rise to the top? What can be learned from the formative years that shaped and molded Reginald F. Lewis into an American success story Lin Hart's informative and inspirational new book, Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man Before the Billion-Dollar Empire, sets out to explore and shed first-hand insight on these precise topics.

Focusing on the ten years between 1956 and 1966, when Baltimore teenagers Lin Hart and Reginald F. Lewis were particularly close, the book draws on shared experiences and memories from their years as high school students and then as college roommates at Virginia State. With each entertaining, personal story, Lin Hart underscores the qualities that emerged during this period of Lewis's life, many of which would play a role in his future successes. Throughout what is clear is Lewis's will to succeed, his supreme confidence, and his unrelenting pursuit to move beyond the ordinary to become extraordinary.

Richly layered with motivational insight and lovingly told with honest integrity, Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice combines the best attributes of a rousing memoir with the direct imperative of a self-help book, holding up the exceptional life of Reginald F. Lewis as an indisputable model for success.

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Book 1 : Avoidant Attachment No More!

Do you want to develop better and healthier relationships with your loved ones? Would you like to understand yourself better and be more satisfied with your life?

Are you looking to break free from being avoidant and start opening up more to create long-lasting and fulfilling relationships?

Then this book was made just for you.

Our experiences impact how we interact with others, whether we realize it or not.

Start controlling your relationships and nurturing healthy attachment styles to be happier!

Understanding your attachment type may lead to better relationships and great life improvements!

With Avoidant Attachment No More you’ll discover:

● How to Break Free From Anxiety and Being Avoidant: It’s time for you

to start making changes in your life and experience the joy of better relationships.

● Achieve Positive Mindfulness for a Renewed Sense of Positivity: Experience the joy of positive mindfulness and effectively reduce your anxiety and depression.

● Accepting That You Are Different: Foster a healthier relationship with yourself and start loving yourself more to improve your overall well-being.

● The Secret to Empowering Yourself to Live Life Better: Cater to your feelings, reward yourself with the relief you’ve been waiting for all your life.

And more ...

Book 2: Disorganized Attachment No More!

Have you been dealing with a rollercoaster of emotions that seem to create roadblocks to your happiness?

Do you sometimes feel it would be easier if you stayed single because you didn't want to put someone through your spinning thoughts?

Do you self-sabotage when it comes to deciding what you need to do and your happiness?

Listen, the most common culprit towards blocking our own happiness is us.

Your lifelong negativity has clouded your decision-making and made life gray. You see, past experiences have a way of seeping into our present and future.

This is your chance to go from disorganized attachment to healthy relationships and from chaotic emotions to a more focused outlook on life.

It's time to truly tap into the details of your past to create a happier future. In this practical guide, you will discover:

  • Techniques to pinpoint the signs of disorganized attachment in yourself and others that will open your eyes to a new world of emotions
  • The art of improvement, from how to improve your self-worth to your confidence so you can go through your adult life more organized
  • Methods of emotional control to truly face your fears, understand your past childhood trauma, and pinpoint your triggers
  • How to save your relationship by focusing on yourself and using the power of communication and more ...

Improving your skills and confidence may help you protect your relationships.

This book will help you identify and manage your emotions and strive towards secure attachment in relationships. 

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Because of Jim a Story of 17 Rescues in the Height of COVID

In 2020, just as the country went into lock down, Jim (a stray cat) showed up at our house in rural North Carolina demanding attention and food. He got both and we got a whole lot more. But just as we were adjusting to life with a new cat, tragedy struck. His time on this planet was fleeting, but his impact has left an indelible mark on so many lives. Nick and I felt compelled to give JJ, a kitten who looked just like Jim, the life we couldn’t give Jim. What started out as the desire to save one kitten tuned quickly into something we could not have been prepared for.

Because of Jim a story of 17 rescues at the height of COVID, chronicles the efforts of one couple to honor one special cat by rescuing, fostering, and acting as an adoption agency for his offspring and the other cats who made up the small colony he came from. It is a true story of trial and error, tragedy and joy, and the unreported effects of the COVID pandemic on our companion animals. Readers will experience the anguish, frustration, exhilaration, and joy that I did as they journey with me into the lives of the cats and people whose lives have been forever changed because of Jim. This book highlights the bonds that people can form with even the unlikeliest four-legged friends when patience, consistency, and caring are at work. In her memoir, How to Be a Good Creature, author Sy Montgomery wrote "Knowing someone who belongs to another species can enlarge your soul in surprising ways." She was so right!

Stalking the Green

A quiet little Pennsylvania town had a serial killer. It all began with his father’s sordid affair. A forbidden love had appeared in his son’s life. She was a woman his son wanted but could not ever have for his own. Ashamed and shocked by past family secrets, the son would go mad. He would formulate a plan to make her suffer and pay for what she did to his family. He began a killing spree that would frustrate investigators. One by one she would suffer the loss of her closest friends. The victims were innocent. Caught in the act he would learn the awful truth. The woman he stalked and wanted to kill was not the woman he had once pursued. In the end it had all been a mistake. Or was it? Had he been fooled, by his own madness? 


In 1961 life extending from the parish church and school into the surrounding neighborhood was peaceful and prosperous. The new start of another decade looked promising. People talked and accepted the illusion of Camelot. The young President and his family epitomized the American dream. But it was not to be. In, the first year, the clergy at Saint Maria Goretti would find the start of this new decade filled with trouble and heartache. For the practicing Catholics of Saint Maria Goretti, the new decade begins with murder, rape, suspicion, and prejudice. The discovery of a secret sect amongst the ministry had to remain hidden and its members protected. One member breaks the rules and endangers the existence of the faction. The Police investigating these crimes would see firsthand the power and influence of the Vatican in Rome. The interest of the church is to be protected no matter the cost.

The Illusion of Guilt

Roy’s life was not going well. He was clever, very clever, but his boss didn’t like him and finding other jobs in the computer industry at the ripe old age of forty-five could be difficult. He had bought a house with his girlfriend, but she was leaving him because he was “too nice”. He would have the debts of the house plus old debts that he was still repaying. Then there was Rosemary, but she seemed preoccupied with her stalker who had threatened Roy, grabbing by the throat on one occasion. Would he end up like his friend Keith who drove to the top of a car park and jumped off? However, Roy had done something remarkable: he had saved the life of a man at one of his favorite hiking spots. He didn’t know what this would mean at the time. Then he realized there were other options for the stalker and his boss. What would he do? Would he feel guilt or was guilt just an illusion?

Thalondor Kingdom of Legends

As Valaric emerged from his slumber on a sun-kissed shore, confusion gripped his senses. His mind was a jumble of fragmented memories, leaving him with no understanding of his current location or how he had come to be there. Unbeknownst to him, this disorienting awakening heralded the commencement of an extraordinary odyssey, one that would forever alter not only his own destiny but also the lives of the people dwelling in the enigmatic land he had unknowingly discovered.

Thalondor, a kingdom veiled in a shroud of secrecy, held the power to unravel a millennium-old secret that had shaped the lives of its inhabitants. Little did Valaric realize that he stood at the threshold of a revelation that would forever transform their destinies. Nestled within the heart of Thalondor, an ancient enchantment, like the grains of sand slipping through an hourglass, approached its culmination. For a thousand years, this sacred barrier had held the forces of darkness at bay, guarding the realm against their insidious grip. Yet now, as the enchanted sands dwindled, the looming threat of evil's resurgence cast an ominous shadow over Thalondor's future.

Save Him

Military scientist Rydel Scott has discovered time travel...he also believes he has been chosen to go back in time on a rogue mission to save Jesus.

Military scientist Rydel Scott is proud of the hi-tech gear he invents for battlefield heroes. When a secret mission involving one of his inventions goes horribly wrong, Rydel obsessively tries to learn what caused the system failure and accidentally reveals the ability to time travel. Overworked and massively sleep-deprived, he believes he has received a message from God—save God’s son. And the man of science embarks on a world-changing quest to rescue Jesus.

As he covers his tracks to journey back undetected, he neglects to factor in the consequences of a devastating butterfly effect. And he’s terrified to discover The Unit, a highly-trained team of elite soldiers, is hunting him down to stop him from making choices that could upend all of human history.

Will they find Rydel before he alters the past? And, if they find him, will some in The Unit be persuaded to join Rydel on his mission to save Christ?


In the depths of our being resides a flickering flame that yearns to illuminate our lives with its gentle glow. It is the flame of happiness, a beacon of light that can transform our existence and awaken us to the true essence of our being.
"The Art of Waking Up to Happiness" invites you to embark on a profound journey that transcends the boundaries of time and space, reaching deep into the core of your being. This book is not a mere collection of words on pages; it is a heartfelt invitation to explore the boundless potential within you.

Within these pages, you will encounter a mosaic of philosophical thoughts, psychological insights, emotional revelations, and practical strategies—carefully woven together to guide you on a transformative path. As you immerse yourself in this exploration, you will discover that happiness is not a distant destination but a state of being that can be awakened and nurtured within the fabric of your everyday life.
"The Art of Waking Up to Happiness" is an invitation to let go of the illusions that bind you, to release the burdens of the past, and to embrace the present moment with open arms. It delves into the depths of our human experience, exploring the intricate tapestry of our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. It offers insights to guide you towards a more joyful and fulfilling existence.

As you embark on this journey, remember that change does not happen overnight. It requires patience, perseverance, and a willingness to confront the shadows that lie within. The road may be winding, and you may stumble upon obstacles and challenges at times but know that within you resides a wellspring of resilience and strength.

Through each passing day, you will uncover daily snippets of wisdom, guiding you towards a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. This is an opportunity to cultivate a new way of being that embraces the beauty of life, finds meaning in the smallest moments, and radiates the vibrant hues of happiness.

Embrace this journey with an open heart and an open mind. Allow the words to resonate within you, gently nudging you towards a more expansive and authentic existence. The time has come to awaken to the art of waking up to happiness—to embark on a transformational voyage towards a life filled with joy, purpose, and a persistent connection to your inner light.
Are you ready? Let us begin.

REFLECTION: A Storm Is Brewing

"Reflection: A Storm Is Brewing" takes readers on an exhilarating journey into the realms of religion and history. This captivating book delves into the world of autocracy and its relentless pursuit of a new world order, where cunning strawmen manipulate the delicate balance of politics and religion.

Within these pages lies a spellbinding exploration of the Lawless One and their underlings who hold key positions within Satan's domain on earth. Their dark influence stretches far and wide, as they operate under the guise of the Program. But a mysterious Club, driven by a sinister purpose, seeks to reshape the world through a powerful charismatic disciple and a new form of patriotism.

As the Club's plans unfold, a global pandemic descends upon the world, strategically timed amidst a major trade war. The Chinese Communist Party, the Kremlin, and the Republican Party find themselves intertwined in a dangerous dance, almost executing a perfect coup d'état against global democracy. Yet, their ambitions do not stop there, as China and Russia harbor grand schemes through the New Silk Road development project.

"Reflection: A Storm Is Brewing" is an enthralling blend of religion, history, and politics, intertwining the forces of darkness and the struggle for power. Dive into this gripping narrative that offers thought-provoking insights into the machinations that shape our world, leaving readers questioning the hidden forces at play. Brace yourself for an electrifying adventure that will open your eyes to the intricate web spun by those seeking to wield control over nations and souls alike.

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An old man takes his city-slicker grandson on a fishing trip to let him “shake hands with nature”. To while away the hours, he recollects a story from his childhood days – an adventure set in 1960 involving a precocious 12-year-old boy called Bug. Having purchased a packet of old letters at an estate sale, Bug uncovers hidden clues to solving the mysterious death of a depressed tycoon, one Royal Conrad, as well as the whereabouts of Conrad’s missing treasures that have lingered unresolved since 1887.

Bug, along with his older cousin Danny and his tall friend Cobbie, embark on an adventure through the rugged but beautiful forests of North Georgia, chased all the while by the diabolical Professor Washpeddle and his Twinkie-obsessed henchman, Mister Strange.

Join Bug, Danny, and Cobbie as they face fire-shooting bears, speeding locomotives, stump spiders, raging hounds and other dangers along the backwoods trail that leads to an astonishing discovery that changes their lives.


In "THE COGNITIVE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE," readers embark on a transformative journey through the intricate realms of emotions and cognition, exploring the profound connection between the two. The book, organised into thoughtfully crafted chapters, seamlessly weaves insights, practical guidance, and philosophical reflections to deepen our understanding of emotional intelligence.

The prologue sets the stage for exploring human nature, inviting readers to contemplate the beauty of creation and the intricate tapestry of emotions that colour our experiences. "Love's Labour Is Not Lost" delves into the enduring power of love and its impact on our emotional landscape. At the same time, "Hold the Door Open" serves as a symbolic guide to fostering emotional connections in our relationships.

"To Err Is Human, To Forgive Is Divine" navigates the complexities of forgiveness, emphasising the transformative nature of embracing our shared humanity. The "Art of Understanding and Managing Emotions" provides practical tools for navigating the intricate dance of emotions, empowering readers to harness their emotional intelligence for personal and professional growth.

"Living with A Definite Purpose" encourages readers to align their actions with a clear sense of purpose, fostering resilience in life's challenges. Exploring "What Is Emotional Intelligence?" lays the foundation for a deeper understanding of its significance, setting the stage for a comparative analysis with traditional measures of intelligence in "Emotional Intelligence Vs Intelligence Quotient."

The book meticulously dissects "The 5 Components of Emotional Intelligence," offering a comprehensive framework for self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. "Emotional Intelligence in The Workplace" extends these principles into professional spheres, highlighting the transformative impact of emotional intelligence on leadership, collaboration, and organisational success.

Readers are guided through the nuanced process of measuring emotional intelligence, with insights into recognising signs of emotional maturity. "Roadmap to Enhance Emotional Intelligence" is a practical guide offering actionable steps to cultivate emotional intelligence daily.

The journey culminates in an enriching epilogue, leaving readers with a profound sense of self-discovery and a newfound appreciation for the intricate dance of emotions and cognition.

"THE COGNITIVE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE" is a combination of wisdom, science, and practicality to create a compelling narrative that not only educates but also inspires readers to embark on their journey towards emotional intelligence, unlocking the potential for a more fulfilling and harmonious life.

Forbidden Daddy's Baby

He’s my brother’s best friend

My one night stand…

And my baby’s daddy…

I never planned to lose my v-card to my brother’s best friend, Mason Whitman, on the night of my brother's wedding.

I was heartbroken the next day, waking up to an empty bed and a single note.

That jerk abandoned me.

As the interim CEO, I'm forced to work with him, because he owns shares in my family's company. Now, we keep running into each other everywhere.

He won't allow things to be strictly professional with his suave, dominant allure.

He keeps showing me that he desires me, taking me to new heights of pleasure.

Yet, he still won't tell me why he left me that morning.

I hope he's not worried about his friendship with my brother.

This game of cat and mouse, hot and cold has to come to an end, no matter how much I yearn for him.

I try to move forward, but fate has a twisted sense of humor.

And now I’m pregnant with his baby

Sister Lost

Claire Langstrom is a loner by choice. A bequest in her grandmother's will exposes family secrets and a historical tragedy.

Claire begins a journey of redemption, as the one despised searches for the one rejected. 

Will Claire's quest end in joy or sorrow?

The Fifth Cycle: A New Hero is Forged

Honorable Mention, Purple Dragonfly Book Award
Perfect for Rick Riordan fans.

“Join Colin Caulfield on an epic journey through Irish mythology, as the war of destiny and the fate of a nation rests on the power within.” --Dakota Love, reviewer.

For most of his life, thirteen-year-old Colin Caulfield has carried the pain of not knowing his real father only to learn he is the son of a god. Colin is destined to help return the gods to power during an event known as the Fifth Cycle, but a dark army wants to keep him from achieving his goal. They are closing in and have no problem going after his mother and sister in order to get to him.

To keep them safe, Colin journeys to the mystic Otherworld to train with Scathach, the legendary warrior woman. His greatest challenge comes in the form of the warp spasms, deadly berserker rages he suffers, that make him a danger to both his friends and his enemies.

The secret of controlling the warp spasms just might lie in coming to grips with his inner pain. It won’t be easy, but Colin will have help in the form of Alaynna, a warrior princess; gentle and kind Breccan, and the mysterious Druid, Gannon.

They need to hurry, as it’s only a matter of time before his enemies learn where he is.


Included in this book is a special QR code that will allow you to download a set of Otherworldly Adventures trading cards featuring characters from this book and rules on how to battle them. Each book contains a different set of cards.



Mostly True Tales from Wild Serenity (Stories and poems for Children of all ages)

Meet the animals of Wild Serenity and enjoy new stories and poems about their lives. See how Gwen and Nick coexist with some of the most dangerous animals in the woods. This book is fun and playful at times and serious at others, but all the stories are written with children in mind. Learning about the animals with facts to go with each story and poem, this book will be a family favorite for bedtime and reading practice. Even the little ones will love the stories and the beautiful pictures of each animal. For even more fun, you can make up your own stories for images at the end of the book. There are drawing prompts and picture prompts so budding authors and illustrators can get started honing their craft.

The Wanderer of the Night. For the Greater Good.

Under the sunless sky of The Beyond, Gael can truly only count on one person. Himself. He knows his comrade in arms, the only man he calls friend, David, is hiding secrets. Secrets that have to do with Gael’s fiancée who’s been missing for ninety years. And he is determined to find the truth.

A prisoner of his own immortal body, Gael’s sole duty to his ruler, The White Prince, is relished to a title. Executioner. Unable to let go of the nobility that made him human, Gael is thrown into an unimaginable nightmare. And with a new purpose – to save seven-year-old Maddie McDaniel.

Through her child-like wonder, Maddie has no idea of the power she wields and the forces that protect her. She is a danger to everything The White Prince has built over centuries and his dreams of the future.

Faced with an impossible task, one filled with violence and destruction, Gael must choose between loyalty and what he knows in his heart is right. A decision that will alter both his and Maddie’s lives forever. Whatever his choice, he knows one thing – he must protect the girl. Before they get to her.

Narcissistic Relationships Suck

Are you feeling emotionally drained, manipulated, and trapped in a relationship with a narcissistic partner? Have you spent countless nights questioning your sanity and wondering how you ended up in such a toxic situation? If you're seeking answers, support, and a way to break free, then "Breaking Free from Narcissistic Bonds" is the right book.
This comprehensive guide is specifically tailored to empower individuals like you, who have experienced the pain and confusion of narcissistic relationships. Through expert advice, practical strategies, and real-life examples, this book offers a compassionate and insightful understanding of your struggles, and the tools needed to heal from the emotional trauma.
"Breaking Free from Narcissistic Bonds" is not just another self-help book; it is a lifeline for those who feel lost in the chaos of a toxic relationship. This book will help you:
· Recognize the different types of narcissists and their tactics
· Understand why you ended up in such a relationship in the first place
· Navigate the challenges of living with a narcissist, and set healthy boundaries
· Make informed decisions about whether to stay or leave, and how to move forward
· Heal from the emotional wounds inflicted by narcissistic abuse, and rediscover your true self
As you read this book, you'll feel validated, understood, and encouraged to reclaim your life. Each chapter is designed to provide you with the knowledge, strength, and confidence needed to break free from the narcissistic bonds that have held you back for far too long.
Don't let another day go by feeling trapped and powerless in a toxic relationship. It's time to take control of your life, heal your emotional wounds, and embrace a brighter future filled with self-love and happiness. "Breaking Free from Narcissistic Bonds" is the key to unlocking the door to your new, fulfilling life. So start your journey to healing and freedom today.

  • Couples do many things to make their marriages work; they don't wake up one morning and divorce their husband or wife; you have to realize that there is only so much a person can try to make a relationship work.
  • My hope and deepest desire with this book are to serve as the foundation for getting your life back. Although it might not be the life you envisioned initially, I assure you will have a good life on your road to recovery.
  • Together, we'll walk through what it means to live with a narcissist. Beyond that, what it means to survive during and after that relationship.
  • We will examine narcissism in detail and determine what kind of narcissist your partner is. We will explore how your relationship got this far and why you allowed yourself to be pulled and dragged along on a journey littered with heartbreak and broken promises. You were probably love-bombed, and someone has taken advantage of your kindness.
  • We will also look at how your narcissistic partner controls you. For example, we will examine control tactics such as projection, defining your reality, badgering, infantilizing, and going nuclear. Finally, we will investigate how emotional abuse affects your health and causes anxiety, depression, insomnia, self-destructive habits, and a profound sense of isolation.
  • And I pray that you get from where you are and move forward in a healthier direction.
  • We will dive deep into your options with a narcissist and what you should expect and not expect. For example, you cannot expect fairness; keeping calm is essential. Ultimately, we will cover strategies to safeguard your heart.
This book will be available on PDF, paper, hardcover, and Audible.

Survival: A World to Build

An extract from the book: The stabbing pain was the first sensation I felt. Then it was slowly replaced by an itching, burning sensation all across my face. As if the world wanted to remind me that there was more to my body than an itching tender face, I felt a myriad of sharp objects cutting into my back and backside. Putting my hand up still with my eyes closed, I felt the tip of my nose with a gentle brush of my fingertip. This sent off a burst of pulsating pain again as if somebody had brushed a spikey cactus across the tip of my tender nose. I quickly pulled my finger back as the pain still pulsated like somebody had hooked my nose with a barbed fishing hook. This exasperating movement set off the other pains from the back of my body as I felt the tens of jagged points dig in and cut into my back as if somebody was massaging me with the coarsest sandpaper grit they could find.
Freezing in place as I figured that movement equaled more pain at the moment for my body. For a few seconds, I extended my awareness to my intensly sore body. I tried to take in as much information as possible. I started to think deeply rather than just react to the immediate pain. The sun was hot; that was a reality, as I could feel the radiation hitting my face like a constant low-level burn. Thankfully, a light, pleasant soothing cool breeze was easing the sensation of the burning sun somewhat. The rest of my body was lying prone on the ground as the tens of sharp points from the ground testified to me as they dug into my back.
What can I see? was my next thought as bright, blurry redness was all my eyes could detect. My eyelids are closed to the world, was the thought that came into my consciousness. In reaction, I tried to blink in rapid succession. This only resulted in more pain as I felt as if somebody was scraping splinters across my eyeballs. My eyes must have cracked open for a fleeting second as I saw a bright blue sky above my head. Which was quickly replaced with a stab of pain as I screwed my eyes shut again. I need to take it slower than that, I thought.
I moved my hand slowly with great effort as the rest of my arm followed reluctantly. As the skin flexed and strained, I knew that my face was not the only part of my body that was heavily sunburnt. Eventually, with some grim determination, I had the palm of my hand across my eyes. The red light went dimmer as my eyes were now shaded. I forced my eyes open again as I ignored the cutting pain as if I was ripping apart a wound full of hard scabs that flaked into my eyes. Blinking out the white bits of what I hoped were just dried eye gunk. I eventually got a clear view of the underside of my hand.
I lay there as my eyes got used to the light for a few seconds. Then experimentally, I moved my hand to increase the light level. This, at first, gave me a stab of pain that hit the back of my eyes like somebody was trying to plunge sharp red hot needles into my retina with a twist to increase the agony. I persisted as I slowly removed my hand for a while, and the clear blue sky was revealed once more in all its glory. Suddenly, as my eyes were getting used to the brightness of the blue sky above, a dark shape appeared in my view. This dark shape formed into the face of something with a large black snout with orange-tan color around the rest of the face. Except for some darker areas that made up a pattern like the animal had a face mask.
My heart burst into rapid beating as my first reaction was to try to roll away from this animal's face. However, with the stiffness in my muscles, I found I really couldn’t move. The snout covering my entire field of view opened, revealing a cavernous mouth full of white pearly teeth. They all were of different sizes but what was most worrying was the large jagged canine teeth that I could now see close up. Suddenly a giant red tongue extended from the mouth that I was entirely focused on.

Noam Fall Garden

"Noam Fall Garden": a charming tale of how Easter Bunnies celebrate Halloween. "Noam Fall Garden" is the creation of published author Emile B LaCerte Jr.

LaCerte Jr. shares, "Emile B. LaCerte Jr., with the help of his family, tells the many adventures of the Easter Bunny.

"Halloween comes to Moriah Hallow, the school for Easter Bunny.

"Ever wonder how Easter Bunnies observe Halloween?

"Celebrate the harvesting of the Pascha pumpkins.

"Join Noam along with the forest friends for a spectacular Halloween festival.

"To give a Noam's Pascha pumpkin is showing God's love."

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Emile B LaCerte Jr.'s new book will delight and entertain the imagination of young readers from any background.

LaCerte Jr. continues to bring excitement to the world of the Easter Bunnies within the pages of this Halloween adventure.

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Dr Prashantt Joshii

Autism parenting comes with its own set of challenges, but if you know how to handle them, it can also be a very fulfilling journey.

How to Understand Autism: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) comes with its own problems that need to be solved in a way that is unique and values each person.

Let's look at some useful tips that will help this trip go a little more smoothly:

1.Set up a routine and stick to it.

Children with autism often do better with routines and knowing what to expect. Setting a regular daily routine can give you a sense of comfort, lower your stress, and give you a sense of control.

2.Good communication:

It's important to be clear and to the point when you talk to someone. To help people understand better, use visual tools, gestures, or technology. It is very important to be patient and give your child time to think about what they are learning and present themselves in their own way.

3.Support environments that are good for sensory needs.

A lot of kids with autism have problems with their senses. Customize your space by thinking about things like the amount of light, noise, and patterns. Giving people mental breaks or a quiet place to go can help when things get too much.

4.Play is a great way to improve your social skills.

Make it a regular part of your life. Encourage your child to do things with you that are related to his or her interests. This will help them share memories and make friends over time.

5.Focus on positive rewards:

Learn different types of positive rewards that can help kids with autism. Find and reward good behavior to create a helpful and encouraging space that helps people grow and develop. Parents need to take care of themselves because raising a child with autism can be hard.

In conclusion, being a parent of a kid with autism can be very hard at times, but it can also be very rewarding. Parents of children with autism can make parenting easier by setting up routines, communicating clearly, making sure the surroundings are sensory-friendly, and helping their child develop social skills.

If you want a more complete guide on how to make parenting kids with autism easier, check out "Autism Parenting Made Easy: Practical Strategies for Everyday Life." in my Featured Section on my main profile page. This book was written by myself, It is full of expert advice and useful tips to help parents on their way. Learn how to effectively advocate for your child's needs so that you can handle the school system, get help from support services, and work with medical professionals. This book gives you the information you need to make sure your child gets the best care and chances possible.


Gwen W Segal

Gwen W Segal describes how one cat, Jim, inspired her to start a fund to help animals and the selfless people how many times go broke trying to fix a broken system that creates unwanted kittens and puppies every year.

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Who Is Reginald Lewis? Why Every American Needs to Know About His Life

Lin Hart

Who Is Reginald Lewis? Why Every American Needs to Know About His Life

Michael Scott

From the ’70s thru the early ’90s, Reginald F. Lewis was arguably the richest African-American on the planet. His crown achievement was the groundbreaking leveraged buyout of the international food conglomerate Beatrice Foods in 1987. As the CEO of this billion-dollar enterprise while in his mid-forties, Lewis without the benefit of inherited wealth or legacy connections, built a fortune — one that placed him on the Forbes 400 list of America’s wealthiest individuals. Despite this, many are unfamiliar with the pioneering work of this businessman.

In the 2018 revised and re-edited edition of the book Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man Before The Billion-Dollar Empire author Lin Hart offers deep insights into the formative years of Reginald F. Lewis and his ascension to becoming one of the most successful executives in the world. Targeting the ten-year period between 1956 and 1966, this book shares stories of their years as high school students in Baltimore, Maryland and later as Virginia State University roommates. Lin Hart offers a rich perspective into the qualities Lewis acquired during this period, many of which were pivotal to his future success. Part memoir, part self-help book, its offers a comprehensive look at Lewis’ exceptional life before passing away in 1993. In an exclusive interview, Hart shares some of his early experiences with Reginald Lewis which prompted him to write the book.

Let’s start with having you provide a brief overview of Reginald Lewis

Here’s a bit about Reginald’s story for those who don’t know him. He graduated from Baltimore’s Dunbar public high school in 1961 and was a good student. He wasn’t top of the class, but good enough to gain acceptance to Virginia State in 1961. In 1965, he graduated and was accepted to the summer program at Harvard. He graduated from Harvard in 1968, and went to work for a law firm before leaving in 1970 to start his own practice. He was the first African American to have a law firm on Wall St.

Can you share a bit about how you and Reginald Lewis became acquainted?

Sure. Reginald F. Lewis (his wife, always stressed that I put the “F” in there, because there are a lot of people named Reginald Lewis) grew up in West Baltimore, where we both lived in the same neighborhood, just three blocks away from each other. So we became close friends and high school buddies. Though we went to different schools, we played sports against each other, and that brought our lives together. We left Baltimore as recruits to go to Virginia State University, which is where the book begins.

So what does your book examine relative to Reginald’s life?

The book is concerned with a lot of what happened during the ten-year period 1956–1966. I cover the progression of Reginald as a neighborhood friend who demonstrated rather extraordinary qualities while being a very ordinary guy.

What was his life as a football player like?

It is a commonly held belief that Reginald was a sports superstar in high school. I constantly have to remind people that while he was a very good athlete, he wasn’t necessarily a superstar. He was a competitor and made the most of what he had, and was an outstanding quarterback with high expectations for the Virginia State team. But football didn’t materialize the way he or I had thought it would.

Why was that?

Reginald ran up against some tough competition at Virginia State and had some major injuries. He was a major train wreck that first year. I thought, somehow, that that would be the end of Reginald Lewis.


But I learned then that there was more to this guy than I had ever thought, because of the way he handled this major setback. The way he handled his recovery was rather impressive.

Sounds like you learned quite a bit from him while in college?

Yes. Our lives tracked each other as roommates, teammates, friends, and fraternity brothers right on through Virginia State. As we came to the end of our years there, Reginald was still willing to share with anyone who wanted to hear about his aspiration of becoming a successful lawyer. When he talked about how he would go to Harvard, a lot of people didn’t take him seriously. I certainly did though, because I knew what the guy was about.

What did others really think of him?

If you were to ask people who knew him back then, you’d get a mixed review. Reginald had this personality that was kind of difficult for some people to handle. He was brutally honest, frank, and kind of had an ego which you can appreciate considering what he achieved.

When did life really start to come together for him?

During his senior year, Reginald began talking about going to Harvard — and other schools: Yale, University of Pennsylvania, and some others. Reginald settled in on Harvard and when the Rockefeller Foundation offered a summer program for young undergraduates from black historical colleges, Reginald got it in his head that he would somehow make himself eligible for this program even though he was just graduating.

How did he go about making this happen?

Because he was not eligible for the program to go to Harvard, he sort of forced himself into the picture by lobbying a lot of the administrators at Virginia State. So, he got on the list and was accepted to go to Harvard that summer and enter the program. That program, however, did not guarantee admission: it was a program for people with promise, and he may have been the only eventual graduate from it.

So it appears that you stayed in close contact with him while he was at Harvard?

Once he got into Harvard I was one of the very few people that stayed close to him. When he did come back to Baltimore once for Christmas recess, he called me up and said I’ll be in town and I want to see you and Frances (my wife). When he met us, I said to my wife “Francis, get the camera, I want you to take a picture of Reg and me.” Because, I told him, “Reginald, I know you are going to be successful and I think you are going to be somebody.” This was in 1966- we took the picture which is now the one you see on the cover of the book.

After Harvard Business School, what was next for Reginald?

Reginald had worked with a number of prominent legal people and got this notion that he wanted to do his own deals. After working for 15 years with his own corporate law practice, he created the venture capital firm TLC Group L.P., a venture capital firm in 1983. His first major victory was a leveraged buyout that allowed him to later acquire the home sewing business McCall’s Patterns for $22.5 million. McCall’s had long had a reputation as a good company but was in a little bit of a financial free fall at the time, so he bought it.

What was that time like for him?

Prior to that he had other deals he couldn’t pull off. Like trying to buy a radio station in St. Thomas in 1982 which got torpedoed. He also tried to buy a company that made outdoor furniture and that didn’t work. But, in 1987 he pulled off the deal everybody knows about; he sold McCall’s for 55 million dollars, which was a 90 to 1 return on his investment.

Then August of 1987, he purchased the snack food, beverage, and grocery store conglomerate Beatrice International Foods from Beatrice Companies. That international leverage buy out — a 985 million dollar deal with 64 companies in 31 countries, made him a major global player. Renamed TLC Beatrice International, it had the distinction of being the largest African-American owned and managed business in the U.S.

And the significance of this at that time?

HUGE! That’s when everyone began to take notice because he now had a business making over a billion dollars in annual revenues. For anybody to pull off that kind of deal back then was really extraordinary.

But being African-American, I’m sure that the journey was filled with some unusual struggles

No doubt. In the book, there is a part towards the end where I am talking about our ongoing friendship, and my hopes of his continued success. What I was really doing was trying to give him some moral support because in 1992 he faced a difficult time with the press and shareholders. So, I sent him a note that said “Reg, I know this is a difficult time, but you will work your way through this as you always do. I know you’ll end up smiling because all press is good press.”

Did you receive a response to your note?

Yes. And when he received the note in December of ’92, I was unaware of the fact that he had been suffering from a serious brain tumor and was only a few months from death. What this signified to me is that as close as we were as friends and associates, his life was still about a very private game. Everything was kept close to the vest, and when he passed away in 1993, it was extremely difficult for those who knew him.

Why the decision to write the book?

Because it’s a story I feel committed to sharing with people. My book is about what people don’t know in terms of what Reginald was like as a person before his extreme success and wealth. As a result, a lot of people who did not know who he was and had not heard of him have connected with me on social media.

So you’ve actually had people reach out to you about the book?

Yes. The book came out in 2012, with the ebook following in 2013. Ever since the release, young people have contacted me and kept in contact over the years. I was on the phone with one young man just last night who works for a financial company up in Boston. It was the first time we had talked.

And there have been others?

Yes. Some are not the type of people you would think would reach out. One of them is a rapper who owns his own entertainment company. He’s a young guy, and a family man. These are the kinds of stories that keep me invested in the book.

Obviously, you learned so much from Reginald. But is there is one theme that has had a lasting impact on you over the years.

When we came out of West Baltimore, I had been in a vocational versus a college prep curriculum. None of my family had ever gone to college, and I had never had the dream of going to college. I went because I was a pretty good athlete and had a scholarship. When I met Reginald something happened, namely, I started to think about what was possible beyond what I had already considered for my future.

Can you expand upon that thought?

While a lot of people say they believe in something, once they start down that road, they discover all sorts of difficult hardships. What I got from Reginald is something I refer to quite a bit when speaking to groups: Reginald had a unique ability and sustainable belief in the eventuality of his success. Reginald never doubted for a minute his success. What I took away from that is I had to do more than just believe in something. I had to be able to get through difficult times and hold onto my belief.

Do you have any stories to share that underscore his strong beliefs and persistence?

We were freshman at Virginia State in a small southern town called Petersburg Virginia, during the days of the civil right movement. People at that time and place did not take kindly to blacks showing up in places they weren’t supposed to. There was a bowling alley in those days owned by white people which was available one day a week for blacks to come in and bowl. So, needing money we went over there to look for a job.

What happened next?

When I got over there I saw a lot of other black kids around looking for work and thought that Reginald and I would be lucky to even get a job cleaning floors. Because I needed the money bad, I had resigned myself to taking whatever they had. I ask him what he wanted to do and he says, “I don’t want to do any of that.” So, I asked him what he wanted to do? And he said “you know what Hart” — which is what he called me during those days — “I think I can run this place.” And I’m thinking “there goes Reginald again, always living 30,000 feet above anybody else with half a brain. He can’t do that.”

Interesting? So how did this story end up?

Well, three weeks later, while I’m hanging out with some friends, he arrives back kind of late at night. So, we asked him “what’s going on, why are you back so late.”He says, “remember that bowling alley, well, I’m now working there.” I asked, “what are you doing over there?” thinking he must be washing dishes or something. And he says, “I’m running it.” And HE WAS running it! He had gotten a job as the night manager. How he pulled that off, I still to this day don’t know. But this said to me that Reginald was not the type of guy that was just blowing smoke, which a lot of people thought he was.

How do you think Reginald would view where we are as a country in 2018?

I think he would be disappointed while still embracing the problems facing our nation as a challenge. In many ways, Reginald was a globalist who believed that there were opportunities all over the place and that if an opportunity became global in scope, it had a better chance of resulting in the big success he was all about.

Do you think he would be public about his views?

Actually, he would be private about what he was doing but active in trying to clear the field for global ventures. He would want the playing field clear of all the impediments we have now to global interaction and a global market. He would be in favor of a worldwide economy, and politically, I think he would be working hard to make that happen.

How has the book you wrote about Reginald been generally received?

The book has been doing reasonably well over time. It came out in 2012 and continued to maintain a pretty good following. It will never run as hard and as fast as Reginald’s book Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun, which I’ve always known. I intended this book to be a snapshot of his life, informed by the personal insight I had into his life that I don’t think very many people ever had due to Reginald’s private nature.

Any final thoughts?

Certainly, he was a guy you could have a lot of different opinions about. But through my book and other projects, I’m committed to continuing Reginald’s legacy as a close friend and groundbreaking businessperson.


Michael Scott

This is an article written by Michael Scott, an independent journalist who features stories on great books and great minds.


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