Friday, September 12, 2014

Spiritual Two-By-Fours and Other Wake-Up Calls by Kimberly Rooney


Spiritual Two-By-Fours and Other Wake-Up Calls

by Kimberly Rooney

Are you feeling stuck, unfulfilled, and without purpose? Do you feel like a cast member, deck crew, employee, or stagehand in your own life?

In this book, author Kimberly Rooney shows you how to take control of your life and become your own director, captain, CEO, choreographer, and policymaker. It’s the wake-up call you’ve been longing for—the doorway to finding your inner strength and voice.

Kim’s own dance with adversity began at age twenty-nine, when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis—which she affectionately refers to as “Arthur.” In Spiritual Two-by-Fours, she shares her journey—her “dance with Arthur”—to find the mix of “gifts” that made her director and choreographer of her life. With openness and vulnerability, she shares what you need to know so that you too can overcome any adversity—whether physical, emotional, or spiritual.

Whether you have created your challenges or they have “cut in” to your life dance, you get to choose how you respond. You get to take responsibility for your happiness, inner peace, and overall well-being.

You have what it takes. You have the power within. And you can shift your life to make it spectacular. So make yourself head policymaker of your own life and get ready for the ride—knowing that Spiritual Two-by-Fours will guide you every step of the way.


BIOGRAPHY

Kim Rooney has danced with Arthur (rheumatoid arthritis) since 1995, having received the diagnosis at age 29. As an athletic, adventurous young woman, wife, and mother, the news of having to deal with fatigue, destroyed joints, and chronic pain was devastating. Her confidence was directly linked to her physical abilities and Kim became consumed by anxiety and fear of the future.

As questions of "Who will I be?" and "What will I do?" took centre stage, the fear - and the nudge that there was more to all this - opened Kim's mind and set her on a journey to healing, responsibility, and some pretty unique adventures. Now Kim sees 'Arthur' as one of her greatest gifts in life; a journey that illuminated her purpose.

Kim's passion is to inspire others to find their personal power and radiate happiness from the inside out. She also enjoys anything outdoors, reading, biking, meditation and all things that will help her grow as a person. Her bucket list includes following her wanderlust spirit to see and learn more about the world, to skydive at least one more time, enjoy many fires on the beach, and to live in Hawaii.

Currently Kim lives in Minneapolis, MNwith her husband, daughter (when she is home from college) and two dogs. She is working on a video series called "Konvo's with Kim," and looks forward to writing her second book. Kim volunteers for the Arthritis Foundation and is working towards sponsoring camps for kids with arthritis. Her dreams to inspire include; producing meaningful TV to promote change, host a talk show with others who inspire, bring awareness to Arthritis.

FIND OUT MORE
Author site: http://www.kimberlyarooney.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KimberlyAnneRooney
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7216438.Kimberly_Rooney
Publisher: Balboa Press

PURCHASE
Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Friday, September 5, 2014

Altar(ed) Girl by C. M. Morgan

Altar(ed) Girl
One Woman's True Story of Confronting Clergy Sexual Abuse


by C. M. Morgan

Author C.M. Morgan recounts the forty-year journey of recovering from childhood clergy sexual abuse. From traveling to another state and having a face-to-face conversation with her perpetrator, to enduring five long years of litigation against the church, C.M. spiraled through the tears, fears, and struggles shared by almost all survivors of sexual abuse.

Feeling spiritually lost and emotionally worn out, C.M. found her soul and her long-lost self during her six-month hiatus traveling throughout Australia. Finding and embracing forgiveness proved, once again, that our history is not our destiny.

Through the power of love and guidance from friends and complete strangers, she celebrates her victories, while realizing the power of confronting the demons and trusting oneself.

BIOGRAPHY

This is the story of a profound experience in C.M. Morgan’s life. By facing her fears and sharing her story, she learns, among many other life lessons, that forgiveness is the path to acceptance and self-love.

Her experience with finding her perpetrator and the five-year litigation against the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese regarding childhood sexual abuse should be shared with all survivors.

C.M. lives in Minneapolis with her wife, newborn baby, and their dog, Morgan. They also venture to their part-time home in Pahoa, Hawai’i, several times each year.

C. M. Morgan is a pen name used by Derryn Grey-Ziebol. Find out more about her work at her website.

FIND OUT MORE

Book website: http://www.altaredgirl.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AltaredGirl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AltaredGirl
Publisher: Balboa Press

PURCHASE
Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Friday, August 29, 2014

Marital Privilege by Greg Sisk

Marital Privilege

by Greg Sisk

Candace Klein is one of the lucky ones in her professional life, finding genuine meaning in her work as a law professor. But her personal life is troubled by a growing distance from her husband, Bill, who languishes in a dead-end job working for her father.

Suffering the horrific loss of her child in a car bombing, Candace grieves and seeks solace in her faith. Then a politically climbing prosecutor, Robby Sherburne, takes control of the criminal investigation and promises the death penalty for a child-killer. Meanwhile, Ed Burton, a suburban cop, simply tries to follow the evidence where it leads.

When her husband becomes the target of the investigation, Candace asserts her "marital privilege" and refuses to cooperate. This ultimately provokes a crisis of identity between her professional commitment to the justice system and her resolute loyalty to her husband.

BIOGRAPHY

Professor Greg Sisk published his first novel, “Marital Privilege,” with North Star Press in 2014. In the novel, which is set in the Twin Cities, a young law professor suffers the loss of her child, seeking solace in her faith. When her husband becomes the target of the investigation, she asserts the “marital privilege” and refuses to cooperate with the politically-ambitious prosecutor. This ultimately provokes a crisis of identity between her professional commitment to the justice system and her resolute loyalty to her husband.

FIND OUT MORE
Author Blog: http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/sisk_greg/
Look for Greg at the University of St. Thomas booth at the State Fair tonight (8/29/2014)!

PURCHASE
Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

How to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser

cover1000How to Date Dead Guys

by Ann M Noser

College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice:  “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts”.  But when charming Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters.
Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back.  Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell.  The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury.  As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn't the only one.

Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a desperate victim determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first.  More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows.  Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.

Inspired by the controversial Smiley Face Murders, HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS will ignite the secret powers hidden deep within each of us.

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BIOGRAPHY

My to-do list dictates that I try to cram 48 hours of living into a day instead of the usual 24. I’ve chosen a life filled with animals. I train for marathons with my dog, then go to work as a small animal veterinarian, and finish the day by tripping over my pets as I attempt to convince my two unruly children that YES, it really IS time for bed. But I can’t wait until the house is quiet to write; I have to steal moments throughout the day. Ten minutes here, a half hour there, I live within my imagination.

Like all busy American mothers, I multi-task. I work out plot holes during runs. Instead of meditating, I type madly during yoga stretches. I find inspiration in everyday things: a beautiful smile, a heartbreaking song, or a newspaper article on a political theory. For example, a long drive in the dark listening to an NPR program on the SMILEY FACE MURDERS theory made me ask so many questions that I wrote HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS to answer them to my satisfaction.

I’d love to have more time to write (and run, read, and sleep), but until I find Hermione Granger’s time turner, I will juggle real life with the half-written stories in my head. Main characters and plot lines intertwine in my cranium, and I need to let my writing weave the tales on paper so I can find out what happens next.

Find out more about Ann at:

Website: http://annandersonnoser.blogspot.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnMNoser
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnnMNoser
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/118390339643517269645/posts

Monday, June 2, 2014

Cover Reveal: How to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser

cover1000I'm really excited: my friend, Ann Noser, is about to release her debut novel, published by Curiosity Quills! The cover reveal is today, and its release date is July 15, 2014.

Along with several other people, I worked through this story as a critique partner. It's so cool to see it so close to meeting the world!

Here's a short blurb:

College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice:  “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts”.  But when charming Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters.
Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back.  Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell.  The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury.  As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn't the only one.

Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a desperate victim determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first.  More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows.  Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.

Inspired by the controversial Smiley Face Murders, HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS will ignite the secret powers hidden deep within each of us.

Join me in congratulating Ann on her awesome cover and upcoming release. Put July 15th on your calendar to pick up this exciting new novel!

Find out more about Ann at:

Website: http://annandersonnoser.blogspot.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnMNoser
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnnMNoser
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/118390339643517269645/posts