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Quirky, heart-opening, funny, poignant, up, down, and everywhere in between–that’s life and that’s Life in the Hollywood Lane.

Trish, an LA actor, is bereft with guilt after her best friend commits suicide. Glamorous yet tough-as-nails Hollywood is Trish’s backdrop and a reflection of her life as she stumbles on through an actor’s life of casting calls and premieres, rejection and acceptance. Slowly Trish releases the idea of how her life should be and embraces the messy, flawed, yet stunningly beautiful truth of how it is. Trish’s humorous resilience and acceptance lead to transformation, surrender, and ultimately love. Author Ann Crawford’s trademark optimism for life and love shine through in this inspiring story that reminds us all that no matter what the question, love is always the answer.

 

Life in the Hollywood Lane is chockablock with LOL and aha moments. Also, know any folks who’ve been chasing a long-held dream? Do them a favor and gift them this book!

 

A fun, clever romantic comedy that delivers as many “aha’s” as it does laughs, goes as deep as it goes high.

As a spiritual newcomer or sage master, you’ll find yourself laughing your way to love and enlightenment.

What if life isn’t as random as you might think? What if there’s a reason for …. well …. everything? And just when you think you know what’s going on, you find out that there’s way more to the story. Waaaaaaaay more. These wild and wonderful angels and their even more wild and wonderful humans can help you awaken, see the big picture, and live from your higher consciousness.

ANGELS is based on New Thought, metaphysics, and the law of attraction as well as on the work of such teachers as Michael Bernard Beckwith, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, Jean Houston, Ernest Holmes, Neale Donald Walsch, Jim Self, and Rhonda Byrne (THE SECRET).

“Bluntly put, this is the funniest, most enjoyable, and most delightfully irreverent spiritual novel I’ve ever read. I couldn’t stop laughing….” ~Mark Waldman, neuroscientist.

“I LOVE THIS BOOK. Such a quick, fun read — you won’t even realize you’ve been enlightened!” ~Diane Bishop, Editor, SCIENCE OF MIND Magazine

 

“[Visioning] speaks to our hearts, mind, and spirit with a delightful, lyrical, and wise guidance to help us shift from the separated to the divine self that we really are.” ~Barbara Marx Hubbard. 

We can create the life of our wildest dreams, a life that serves ourselves and humanity, the life we were born to live. Do you have a great dream but it never gets beyond the dreaming stage? Are you being called to do great work but are frustrated that it’s not happening? Visioning shows you that yes, it’s really true – you are being called to fulfill yourself and better the world at the same time. And you can. By mastering the art of visioning, you can live your dreams.

LEARN: How to use the power of the Law to create what you want; the five steps of affirmative prayer; the six steps of visioning; how to strengthen your commitment to your vision; how to set your intention; how to create sacred covenants. Our soul yearns for expression. It’s time to soar.

 

“My name is Mary. I come from Magdala. Well, actually, I come from a lot more than Magdala, but the time I walked on Earth, the time you heard about, I was born in Magdala. I come from a much greater place than that, however, and so do you.”

Travel through the ages and hear reflections on love, life, and one of the greatest stories of all time from one of the most amazing women of all time. Mary Magdalene offers us insight into her life with Yeshua (Jesus), and gives her perspective on the events that occurred then, and on up to our present day.

Mary and Yeshua were very special, as we all are very special. They were very awake beings – very aware of the connection of all life and the divinity within, but these attributes are available to us all.

Through the lyrical, poetic, passionate, sometimes funny, always heart-centered unfolding of her story, Mary reminds us how to access these qualities to create a beautiful life for each one of us and all of us – the life she and Yeshua lived.

 

 

Delve into the mystical, magical world of Catriona, an ordinary woman who chose to be extraordinary. She dared to live a radiant life as a healer in sixteenth-century Scotland, a time ravaged by fear.

A Wiccan gifted with the ability to awaken the hearts of those still sleeping, she is known as the Spellweaver.

 

“Mesmerizing!” — Amazon review.

 

 

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Our currently unsettling political environment fails to address urgent issues. This trend, unless reversed, will lead us to an impoverished future. Technology can either help all to thrive, or deprive most of their livelihoods.

Despite low unemployment, more than one in eight Americans lived in poverty in 2017.  Workers’ wages remain stagnant as the wealthiest prosper. Today’s best paying jobs are in technology companies that produce their products with far fewer workers than did yesterday’s factories.

In as few as ten years advances in artificial intelligence and robotics could eliminate jobs for all but the most highly trained. Now, once bustling factory towns, produce little besides poverty and opioid addiction. What will their future hold?

Our economic system fails to serve hard-working people whose anguish is muffled by a distracting Washington circus. How did this happen? Can we avoid calamity and restore the values that built our republic?

We Can Fix It: Reclaiming the American Dreamexamines the idea that the United States is founded on a vision of opportunities for all ambitious enough to pursue them. Much has changed since the days when land was readily available to farm and men could easily engage in their trades. In the early 1900s, Theodore Roosevelt and those who followed him stood up against monopolies and promoted workers’ concerns.

During the middle decades of the twentieth century, strong unions and high progressive taxes helped build a sturdy middle class. Today that middle class is endangered as the top 20 percent of Americans own nearly 90 percent of American wealth. Some economists predict that already extreme income inequality will be exacerbated by the the tax law passed in December 2017. Others predict that such an unequal economy cannot sustain itself. V. O. Diedlaff’s short book provides an overview of the problems facing Americans in the near future and offers possible solutions.

The eBook is currently free from Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and others. The introductory priced paperback edition is available at Amazon. The Kindle edition is available for pre-order before its summer release.

Discover more at V. O. Diedlaff’s website: http://diedlaffing.blogspot.com/

 

Book Details:

Book Title: All the Way to Italy: A modern tale of homecoming through generations past
Author: Flavia Brunetti
Category: Adult Fiction, 222 pages
Genre: Women’s Fiction (can fit into YA Fiction as well)
Publisher: Ali Ribelli Edizioni
Release date: April 21, 2018
Tour dates: April 23 to May 18, 2018
Content Rating: PG for the occasional use of “for God’s sake” and a few religious references (though very mild). No violence, no swear words, and no sex scenes.

Book Description:

Until her dad died, Little considered herself a Californian. Now, thanks to half a letter, a symbol she can’t quite remember, and writer’s block, she finds herself back in Italy, the country of her birth. In a headlong rush to return to her beloved San Francisco, Little will journey throughout Italy, hoping to find the answers she needs to move on with her life so she need never look back. She’ll enlist the help of the woman who raised her, Sira, her father’s sister; but Sira has secrets she’s kept for decades, and Little underestimates the power of the country she fled years before.

In this powerful story of mixed cultures in a world trying to globalize, one girl’s struggle to leave her home behind will lead her back to the women in her family and the memories each of them has safeguarded through the generations. From war-torn Italy to the belpaese of today, All the Way to Italy is a tale for those in search of a balance between wanderlust and the necessity to come home, a reminder that although we may be fragments, we are never a lost cause.

To follow the tour and read reviews, please visit Flavia Brunetti’s page on Italy Book Tours.
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Author Interview:
  1. If you were stuck on a deserted island, which 3 books would you want with you? I thought this one was going to be particularly difficult to answer, but my absolute favorites pop up immediately (though it is hard to keep it to 3!): The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and Beach Music by Pat Conroy.
  2. Favorite travel spot? Like the question above, there are so many, but if I have to pick just one: Il Giardino di Ninfa, and Sermoneta, the little town right next to it (one of the reasons both these places are in All the Way to Italy!).
  3. Is there a specific ritualistic thing you do during your writing time? I don’t think this counts as a ritual, but I have a really hard time writing without eating, even if it’s just nibbling on something. White chocolate-covered raisins, and the little Reese’s bites, are my kryptonite.
  4. What is your next project? I have two ideas in my head at the moment: one is the story of Little a few years on, when she’s grown up and has moved to a new country; the other is the story of Sira when she was younger. So let me answer this question with a question: if you’ve read All the Way to Italy, which one of those two stories would you most next want to read?
  5. How did you do research for your book? Some of the research did itself and was the inspiration to actually write the book: growing up between Rome and California, hanging out in a lot of airports growing up, falling back in love with Italy, meeting so many people who had also become enamored with the country. The rest of the research process was mostly sitting down and compiling everything, stitching the ideas together—organizing and editing was the hardest part for me!

 
About the Author:
Photo credit: Roberta Perrone

Born just outside of Rome, Flavia Brunetti grew up bouncing back and forth between Italy and California, eventually moving back to the Eternal City and confirming her lifelong commitment to real gelato. Flavia holds a Master of Arts degree in Government and Politics from St. John’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from John Cabot University. Today she travels the world working for an international humanitarian organization and spends her free time writing and wandering around her beloved Roma in constant search of bookstores and the perfect espresso. You can find her city blog on Rome at whichwaytorome.com and her portfolio of published writing at flaviinrome.com.

Connect with Flavia: Website ~ Blog on Rome ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

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