Pat Avery visiting a bookstore in Colorado
Pat Avery visiting a friendly bookstore in Colorado

Pat Avery/ 15 dogs and a cat speak out

9781937958114-main-jpg

 

 

 

 

karenbiery
Karen Biery

 

Karen Biery is a master at writing thrilling, expertly researched historical fiction.

She has spent most of her life in the creative realm. She began her career in retail management with a major corporation. Eventually, she achieved her dream of creating, designing, and opening her own retail environment, Olde English Garden Company, in Salem, Ohio. She studied watercolors under the tutelage of award-winning landscape artist Thomas McNickle. It was while attending creative writing classes at Kent State University that Karen realized that the two—painting and writing—were two halves that performed best together, creating the whole picture. Upon this realization, Karen began a career in which her writing and artist talents combine in what can only be described as an awe-inspiring creative collaboration.

Karen’s novels are set in and around her home of Salem, Ohio, a historic town in eastern Ohio near the Pennsylvania border. Her first novel, believe, set in Salem, immediately established her reputation for meticulous historical research, vivid characters, and enthralling storylines full of mystery, suspense, and passion and augmented by stunning and evocative cover and interior artwork.

In response to countless requests from her legion of fans, Karen issues signed/numbered limited hardcover editions of her novels complete with a Certificate of Authenticity as well as offering original art from the stories at $100 an illustration.

Karen is happiest when she’s in contact with her fans and looks forward to emails and message postings! To get in touch with her, go to her website at: http://www.karenbiery.com/karenbiery/index.php, or find her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/karen.biery.

speakeasy is an enthralling mystery, full of twists, turns, and surprises. A tour de force reading experience! — Dwight Jon Zimmerman, #1 New York Times bestselling author

speakeasy has the feel of an old time serial complete with bad guys masquerading as good guys, good girls playing it tough, secrets revealed and truths long hidden. A fun read. — Jim Greenwald, award-winning poet and former Lead Reviewer of Military Writers Society of America

SYNOPSIS:

Some old buildings have stately histories as solid and respectable as their concrete and stone foundations. But such was not the case for the large, old three-story structure at 378 East Sate Street in Salem, Ohio. During Prohibition, it was one of a handful of speakeasies selling alcohol behind locked, guarded doors to patrons who thumbed their noses at the Eighteenth Amendment that banned all alcohol sales and didn’t care that their liquor was supplied by organized crime bosses who jealously protected their territory and eliminated interlopers with swift, deadly brutality.

When Chandra Munch bought the three-story building, she inherited its notorious history of illegal booze, illicit love, organized crime, and murder. She believed that that history and its scandals were long-since buried and that she had nothing to fear from them. She was wrong.

AUTHOR’S COMMENTS:

The idea for this story came to me through Louie, an 84-year-young gentleman who came to visit me one day in the 1990s at my Olde English Garden Company in Salem, Ohio. It was a quiet, rainy afternoon as he shared his stories of the Prohibition-era speakeasy of the 1920s and 1930s that occupied the third floor of the building. As he talked, I wrote as fast as possible in my attempt to get everything down (many words of that transcript I still can’t decipher).

Louie explained how his father used to drag him up the stairs after his father came home from work. “I wasn’t the only kid there,” he told me with a wink. “We used to hide under the skirted table and watch the dancers. Sometimes they would drop money on the floor.”

He closed his eyes and relived memories of the stairs, the bar, the skirted round tables, the band, the dancers, the mouth-speak door, the bottle doors, the cloakroom, the smell, and the staff. He even remembered the series of secret knocks used to gain access. He told me everything except the password.

From that conversation, the genesis for speakeasy was born. After he left, I ran up the double set of stairs to the third floor to see for myself what might remain of what Louie had described. Although much had been removed, a stack of the bottle doors, the baseboard outlining both stages, the chandelier escutcheon, and the cloakroom remained.

Louie’s stories haunted me for nearly two decades until finally, in 2014, Speakeasy came to life! This mystery will pull you in, consume your dreams, and fill you with wonder and suspense until all is told. Come, help us celebrate! As always, I welcome your feedback. Enjoy!”

Karen Biery/ speakeasy

speakeasylba

 

10372271_1498924013707161_5643165188516369599_n-1
Jo Campolo, Jr.

 

Joe Campolo, Jr./ Back to the World

perf6.000x9.000.indd

BIO:

Joe Campolo Jr. is an award-winning author, poet and public speaker. A United States Air Force Vietnam War veteran, Joe belongs to the VFW, The American Legion, and the Kenosha Area Vietnam Vets (KAVV).

Joe started writing at an early age, penning fantasies inspired by Jack O Brien, Mark Twain, and others. He wrote several articles for military newspapers while serving in the Air Force. Later, with a career in industrial engineering and procurement, Joe wrote many articles for corporate newsletters.

At the encouragement of his late mother, Joe started writing books and short stories. His short stories, often humorous, cover many topics and many are on this websites blog. Joe’s first published book The Kansas NCO is a historical novel about a black-market operation during the Vietnam War. The award-winning book was hugely popular and, at the request of his readers, he wrote his second published book Back to the World, the sequel to The Kansas NCO.

Joe lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin with his wife Ann. Joe and Ann have two children and two grandchildren. Joe enjoys traveling, fishing, spending time with his family and writing. Joe is available for speaking engagements where he talks about his work and veterans’ issues. He asks for no fee, only that he be paid for expenses.

Website:

http://namwarstory.com

Facebook:

The Kansas NCO: https://www.facebook.com/The-Kansas-NCO-1410646922534871/

perf6.000x9.000.indd

Profile: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002022240043

Back to the World is the award-winning sequel to his award-winning debut novel, The Kansas NCO. Having survived the attempts by a South Vietnam-based military black market operation’s to kill them as presented in The Kansas NCO, Andrew Crucianelli, Arnold Redmond, and Doug Montrell return to the United States—“the World”—where they are discharged and hope to quietly blend in and build new lives for themselves. Instead, they are greeted by a hostile, unwelcoming nation that unjustly views them not as victims of the Vietnam War, but its criminal perpetrators.

Bitter about the fate of their dead comrades and the callous and hostile treatment they receive back home, the three decide to take out their frustration and anger on the same group of people who targeted them for death in Vietnam: criminal drug gangs.

The trio embark on a crusade against the criminal empires in Southern California, first the Italian Mafia and then the Mexican Mafia, who is succeeding it as the most powerful criminal cartel in Southern California.

Just like in Vietnam, the men find themselves fighting on two fronts: defending themselves from both the criminals and those entrusted with fighting the criminals. As the men narrowly escape one death trap after another, they discover themselves helped and threatened by a succession of unique allies and unique enemies as well. Back to the World is a fast-paced page burner!

ENDORSEMENTS

Back to the World is a well-crafted follow-up to The Kansas NCO. Joe Campolo allows the reader to experience he frustrations of returning Vietnam veterans whose country abandoned them. Joe is able to take you from the jungles of Nam to the mean streets of America. God Bless all our veterans.”

  • George Dooley, U.S. Air Force, Vietnam War veteran

“Once in a great while a reader will come across a book that is so engaging and captivating it is very difficult to put down. Back to the World by Joe Campolo Jr. is such a book. The author is a superb storyteller; the book is a fast-paced suspense thriller. Great job, Mr. Campolo!

  • John Podlaski, Vietnam War veteran and
    author of Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel

“In Back to the World, Cru and his buddies have survived their life-threatening experiences in Vietnam, but their return to the “World” has not gone as smoothly as expected. In a fast-paced sequel to The Kansas NCO, we get to see how Andrew Crucianelli and his crew deal with a country that has little regard for their post-war future.”

  • Dick Evenson, writer, retired marketing executive,
    and U.S. Army artillery veteran

“Joe Campolo has hit another home run with Back to the World! This fast-paced thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat as it follows the tail of two vigilantes challenging the Mob.”

  • Bob Doer, award-winning author of the Jim West mysteries

 

 

 

img_0358
Anissa Clay

Anissa Clay/ the god conception

perf6.000x9.000.indd

Anissa Clay launched her book in 2015 winning the Author Zone’s prestigious Emerging Author award. The second book of her trilogy is now in editing.

 

 

 

KatherineHeart
Kathrine Hart

Katherine Heart Grantepreneur

 

AUTHOR BIO

KATHERINE F.H. HEART, GPC, M.Ed., is CEO of Heart Resources, LLC. She has served nonprofit causes for over thirty-five years as a program manager, advocate, trainer, technical writer and consultant. She has prepared dozens of winning grant proposals for programs, capital projects and operations in Western Pennsylvania. Katherine earned the Grant Professional Certified credential and was the first person to receive recognition as an Approved Trainer for traumatic stress initiatives, and served as a 2012-13 SAMHSA Voice Awards Fellow. Katherine was Founding President of the GPA-Western PA Chapter and Co-Organizer of the Meetup Group at www.meetup.com/grants-professionals-of-westen-pa. She’s provided grant training to hundreds of individuals and offers grant career and business tools at http://www.grantepreneur.com.

Katherine earned the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credential from the Grant Professional Certification Institute (GPCI) in 2012. Eligibility involves meeting objective criteria: years of work in the grants field; number of funded proposals; community service; professional development; and formal education. The GPC is a nationally-recognized credential that confirms mastery of the knowledge and practice of grantsmanship through formal validated testing. The GPC has become an industry standard that attests to qualifications better than any other grant writing certification program or college writing degree.

Katherine is online at: www.heartresources.net.

Her Twitter account is: www.heartresources.net.

She can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/katherine.fh.heart

BOOK SUMMARY

Do you enjoy writing and care about a special cause? Do you want to be involved in improving your community? Are you looking for a meaningful second career with flexibility and financial potential? Whether you are a new graduate or seasoned professional, the grant profession is a growing career and business opportunity that will enable you to play a vital role. Grant proposal writing skills are in demand at community-based organizations, government agencies, universities, hospitals, and for-profits involved in applying for grants. Channel your passion into helping others — consider becoming a grant professional for your cause and community!

GrantepreneurTM is the first full-blown grant career guide that offers similar topics as career books for other professions. This book assumes no prior knowledge, and provides a basic introduction to the World of Grants. You will discover your cause, and explore how to get started on this path to new career and business opportunities that can enable you to make a difference in your community.

GrantepreneurTM is a workbook! The many exercises will help you to answer personal and professional questions, assess your lifestyle and skills for this career, get your networking started, build a resume and portfolio, ask the right questions at interviews, give you “insider strategies” on start-up freelancing, and more.

ENDORSEMENTS

GrantepreneurTM is a unique book that I will reference for many years to come. When individuals ask me about getting involved in the world of philanthropy, this is undoubtedly the number one resource I will recommend. Well written. Easy to follow. And so very, very practical.”

Cynthia M. Adams, CEO, GrantStation.com, Inc.,

Member Women in Philanthropy

GrantepreneurTM is a clear, supportive guide for those considering a career in grant proposal development. Katherine Heart defines the work of grants professional then leads you through a series of self-assessment and planning steps to help you achieve both personal satisfaction and career success.”

Barbara Floersch, Executive Director, The Grantsmanship Center,
Author of Grantsmanship: Program Planning
and Proposal Writing

GrantepreneurTM is a new and refreshingly encouraging book, a must buy for anyone who has dreamed of getting started in a grant career and business! The author, a highly regarded colleague and leader in the grants industry, and written a book that drills down to Basic Grants 101 information, incorporating how we can discover our cause and provide grant services in our communities. There are so many relevant pointers and resources, that I wholeheartedly recommend this book for anyone considering becoming a grant consultant, and for educators teaching others about grants and how to make your way in the industry. I especially liked the chapter on Making Meaning and Money as a Grant Professional. GrantepreneurTM will be a recommended reference for my online students because it fully answers all of the questions that I’m asked on a daily basis. Bravo and gratitude to Katherine for writing this book and guiding the way!”

Dr. Beverly Browning, CSPF, Author of Grant Writing for Dummies and
Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals, Online Instructor,
Workshop Presenter, Coach and Motivational Speaker
at http://www.bevbrowning.com

GrantepreneurTM is a combination of business planning guide, life decision tool and workbook that leads you through the process of deciding about grant writing as a career. It’s thoughtful and action oriented, asking philosophical, practical and financial questions and helping you answer them for your individual situation. I’ll definitely recommend this book to people who come to me for career advice.”

Michael Wells, GPC, CFRE, Author of Strategic Grantseeking:
Understanding Nonprofit Finances and
Successful Program Evaluation
;
Past Board Member of Grant Professionals Association
and Grant Professionals Certification Institute;
Owner (Retired) Grants Northwest

“I was immediately drawn to this book, not only because of the cool title, but as a result of my love for the grant profession and the business of grants. The draw did not disappoint! The author effortlessly communicates well in both the acronym filled grant-speak world and in the language of business! The book is a practical guide giving readers tangible tools, career instruction, and a business road map success.”

Danny W. Blitch, MPA, GPC, Organizing Editor
and Co-Author of Prepare for the GPC Exam:
Earn Your Grant Professional Certified Credential

In GrantepreneurTM, Katherine F.H. Heart offers a wealth of valuable information, comprehensive resources and unique insights into the World of Grants. As an expert in grant consulting and proposal writing, Heart offers a realistic and encouraging overview of what it takes to channel passion and talent into a career that promotes critical social causes. Grantepreneur(TM) is a must read for anyone considering a new grant career or business as well as seasoned grant professionals who desire to advance to higher levels of success.”

Rosemary Hanrahan, MD, MPH, Author of When Dreams Touch 
and Nonprofit Coach, Consultant, Grant Writer and Storyteller at http://www.beyondwordswellnessresources.com

“As a Development Consultant and Capacity Building Coach, volunteers often ask for my advice on how to identify potential funders and write a grant proposal. I look forward to recommending this book to them and am hopeful it will lead to more efficient use of resources and additional funding for essential causes in Illinois and across the country.”

Gayle L. Nelson, Esq., Contributor to NPQ Newswire,
Author of Your Fellow Board Member Blog
and a Commissioner of the
Illinois State Commission
for the Elimination of Poverty

 

 

 

JB King/the tilley treasure/justice

BIO:

My father was a WWII and Korea veteran who retired from the U. S. Army after 22 years of service. Dad settled our family in Salem, Missouri, and as a result I am a 1965 graduate of Salem Senior High School. I attended the School of the Ozarks at Pt. Lookout, Missouri and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in August of 1969. I entered the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy immediately after college on Sept. 16, 1969. Upon graduation from the MSHP Academy I was assigned to the Waynesville/Ft Wood Zone of Troop I in December of 1969. Pulaski County has been my home since then. My career with the Patrol resulted in many commendations and I am one of a very small group of Troopers who have been awarded the Medal of Valor by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. I retired as the local zone sergeant in June of 2001. Shortly after retiring I became a reserve officer for the Waynesville City Police.

In 2004, I ran for the elected office of Sheriff of Pulaski County. I won the first race and I was reelected for a second four year term in 2008. The eight years I spent as Sheriff of Pulaski County presented me with more challenges and difficulty then I had ever faced before. I retired as Sheriff on 12-31-2012. The following week I became a deputy serving under our new sheriff. I am currently assigned to the detective division as a reserve officer who specializes in cases of financial exploitation against older adults. In 2017, I will start my 47th year in active law enforcement.

I am married to the former Cheryl Ann Moore of Dixon, Missouri and I have one son Taylor. I am a life member of the NRA and a past president of the Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation. I have written two books about the American Civil War in Missouri. These books are; “The Tilley Treasure”, and “Justice”.  The civil war in Missouri was vastly different from the civil war that was fought in the southern and eastern states. Both books present the reader with a unique look at how the civil war affected the border state of Missouri as citizens struggled to live in a war torn region. At present I am working on several more books based on history and my law enforcement career.

SUMMARY:

the tilley treasure:

justice:

AUTHOR COMMENTS:

 

 

 

DS2_1416
Ramona L. Roush

 

R. L. Roush/ the eagle’s eyes

eagleeyescoverart

A Western Pennsylvania girl at heart, Ramona L. Roush starts her YA science fiction novel, The Eagle’s Eyes, in Beaver County. Weaving together known locations, Native Americans, nanites and food, of course! Published in 2013, by Red Engine Press, this novel was her first attempt at writing and the first in a trilogy. The second, The Cat’s Eyes, will be coming soon in the near future. During the day you can find her doing computer aided drafting. But after work and on the weekends, besides writing, she likes to paint, and spend time with her family and two spoiled cats, Mia and Calipso.

 

 

 

 

davidtannebaumsquare
David Tannenbaum

David Harry Tannenbaum/ out of the depths 

perf6.000x9.000.indd

On Thursday, October 6th, from 6 to 8:30, the Jewish Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will host the official launch of David Harry Tannenbaum’s novel, OUT OF THE DEPTHS, a story of survivorship from a place too awful to contemplate.  Dr. Bernard Helgman does indeed survive, but the cost is almost too much for him, or for any person, to bear.  Unable to enjoy life’s pleasures himself, he immerses himself giving life—and pleasure—to children through his skills as a gifted pediatric surgeon and illusionist.

When a former concentration camp prisoner accuses Helgman as the perpetrator of atrocities committed on her and on others, Helgman is torn between remaining silent or confessing what he did to survive.

The story unfolds like a mystery, with the layers peeling slowly away, which is not surprising because Mr. Tannenbaum, writing under the pen name of David Harry, has published six mystery/thriller books, all set on the porous Texas / Mexico border.  David has also published a novel, STANDARD DEVIATION, featuring an Asperger’s Syndrome child.

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is located at 826 Hazelwood Avenue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh.  Again, the launch is set for October 6th from 6:00 to 8:30PM.

On Thursday, October 6th, from 6 to 8:30, the Jewish Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will host the official launch of David Harry Tannenbaum’s novel, OUT OF THE DEPTHS, a story of survivorship from a place too awful to contemplate.  Dr. Bernard Helgman does indeed survive, but the cost is almost too much for him, or for any person, to bear.  Unable to enjoy life’s pleasures himself, he immerses himself giving life—and pleasure—to children through his skills as a gifted pediatric surgeon and illusionist.

When a former concentration camp prisoner accuses Helgman as the perpetrator of atrocities committed on her and on others, Helgman is torn between remaining silent or confessing what he did to survive.

The story unfolds like a mystery, with the layers peeling slowly away, which is not surprising because Mr. Tannenbaum, writing under the pen name of David Harry, has published six mystery/thriller books, all set on the porous Texas / Mexico border.  David has also published a novel, STANDARD DEVIATION, featuring an Asperger’s Syndrome child.

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is located at 826 Hazelwood Avenue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh.  Again, the launch is set for October 6th from 6:00 to 8:30PM.

 

 

 

Dylan Weiss/ sebastian’s tale: a skunk tales trilogy book

perf6.000x9.000.indd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%d bloggers like this: