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Book Tours: Promo Post 10 Bits of Wisdom from the Shoe Shine Guy

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About the Book

10 BITS COVERTitle: 10 Bits of Wisdom from the Shoe Shine Guy

Author: John Early

Genre: Spiritual / Inspirational

John Early worked in the corporate world for over 25 years. From the outside looking in, it seemed as though he had it all: the beautiful family, the magnificent home, the nice cars and great vacations, the fabulous income with the big 401k. He had what most would consider the American Dream. This was John’s idea of a dream, and this dream was all about him. Then suddenly, in an instant, like the Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus, John had an encounter with God that transformed his life forever. John takes the reader through that transformation and the total impact it had on not only his life, but on the lives of those around him, especially those closest to him-his wife and children. He lays out the 10 key bits of wisdom that were instrumental in reconciling and rebuilding those broken relationships. His road on this journey is paved with: Knowing your purpose, Character, Attitude, Goals, Teamwork and Trust, Respect, Courage, Regrets, Reconciliation, and Grace. This book shows all of us, no matter our circumstances or how dark our days may seem, that God is brighter still. Let God start to transform your life.

Author Bio

J EARLY PROFILE PICJohn moved to Houston, Texas in 1980 at the age of 21. He worked in sales for a manufacturers rep firm selling oil equipment. Sales territory was most of South Texas, driving 4000-5000 miles per month. John had the opportunity to call on customers that were located in remote areas of South Texas as well as the corporate offices of some of the largest oil and gas companies in the world located Houston, Texas.

In 1986 he moved back to Michigan and went to work as a mortgage consultant for a small mortgage company, Tranex Financial and worked there for 13 years. Starting out as a mortgage consultant he moved into training then became an officer of the company and eventually bought the firm. In 1998, he merged Tranex into the Hantz Financial Group.

He worked with Hantz Financial as a Vice President and financial consultant until December of 2010 focusing on marketing and client relationships. His team assisted high net worth clients with their tax planning, estate planning, investment strategies and business owner concerns. Providing advice to clients who needed sophisticated financial planning. While at Hantz Financial the company grew from 100 employees to over 500 and John was able to help build one of the largest practices within the firm.

In April of 2011 he created The Shoe Shine Guys. A mobile shoe shine service that started with an idea, one truck and a handful of clients. He now has three vehicles, a full service cobbler store and hundreds of clients. His company continues to add new clients every month and receive calls at least once a quarter about expanding to other parts of the country.

John attended Saginaw Valley State University. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Janet, for more than 32 years and they have two grown children, a son in law, and a grandson.

A sports enthusiast, John was an avid handball player for over 20 years (new titanium knee and work have sidelined him for a while) and was the Canadian national doubles champion in 1999.

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Other Links:

www.theshoeshineguys.com

http://waldorfpublishing.com/john-early/

@shoeshineguys

@waldorfbooks

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Book Tours: Promo Post Love’s Tug of War

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About The Book

LovesTugOfWar-eBookCoverTitle: Love’s Tug of War

Author: Pauline Parson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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At 41 Paula finds herself on her own in beautiful Arizona. She’s a talented comic artist – with a broken heart – a widower that has a chance to discover if she can make it as an cartoonist or fall flat on her face. Jeb Cotner accepts Paula as his new finish artist for his famous Honky Tonk Man comic strip. She has a chance of a lifetime to learn from the famous syndicated satirist. This job holds the opportunity that could lead to her own comic strip career. Yet, rumors fly that the 75-year-old artist is a cantankerous old man who has an eye for the “young girls”.

With grave doubts, she leaves her quiet life in New England and heads into “cowboy” country with her own comic character, Abby Press, at her side. Her world is turned upside down by two handsome brothers, neighbors of Jeb Cotner, who vie for her attention. Her sexual desires awaken, something so new to the young woman that it sends her to heights that she had long forgotten existed. She plays a dangerous game of “Tug of War” as her heart is torn between the two men.

Author Bio

Pauline lived in New England most of her life. She grew up in the hills of northwest Connecticut, did her college on Maine’s beautiful coast and spent her early-married years in Massachusetts. She later returned to her Connecticut roots. She settled in with her husband, two boys and a big Great Dane on a small “gentleman’s farm” in the mountains (yes there are mountains in Connecticut) for 33 years.

During those years, they raised goats, geese, turkeys, chickens and a mischievous horse named Midnight Madness. After the boys grew up and had lives of their own, Pauline and her husband moved to Central Florida. Ever since the kids were little they had loved Disney- they are now only 20 minutes from the parks and visit often. She lives a quiet life writing fiction and motorcycling with her husband whenever she can find the time. Her two cats and fun loving miniature beagle keep life interesting.

This is Pauline’s first foray into a Romance type genre. (Her SciFi, Fantasy, Racing and Motorcycling books are published under a different pen name) “I always wanted to write books about women coming into their own while fighting adversity and finding meaningful relationships. My women characters are always strong and independent and in “Tug of War” I continue with Paula finding the courage and independence to find her own way.”

Don’t miss Pauline’s next romance, coming soon, “Love’s Passion Perfect”.

Links

http://www.paulineparson.com

http://www.amazon.com/author/paulineparson

http://www.goodreads.com/paulineparson

Book Tours: Promo Post Violence Begets…

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About the Book

VB_Cover_ONLYTitle: Violence Begets

Author: PT Denys

Genre: YA LGBT Fiction

After a tragic accident devastates his family, 16-year-old Rick St. James starts his junior year of high school without any friends in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. When he meets Kevin Vincent, he’s too distracted by the promise of new friends to see that Kevin has secrets of his own.

Having created an environment where he’s feared and admired by his classmates, Kevin finds pleasure in using his good looks and violence to control and manipulate those around him. Secretly, he cruises the gay club scene, turning tricks to earn money so he can party and get high.

As Rick’s dad becomes increasingly violent and abusive at home, the two form a surprising and volatile trust. In this battle of wills, their precarious friendship will either keep their lives from blowing up around them or possibly light the fuse that will cause the explosion.

Author Bio

102e192PT never imagined she’d actually publish a book. But, the story of Violence Begets… haunted her for over 20 years, and the lives of Kevin and Rick had to be shared.

In addition to writing a sequel, she divides her time between family, work, attending theater and reading.

Above all else she loves being a mother to 2 amazing daughters (a teenager and a baby).

PT believes that no one deserves to be intentionally hurt (physically or emotionally) by another. She also believes that behind nearly every bully is a story.

Links

Website: www.PTDenys.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ptdenys

Facebook Profile: www.facebook.com/authorptdenys

Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/ptdenys

Amazon: Violence Begets… – Kindle edition by PT Denys, Myra Shelley. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

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Book Tours: Book Excerpt Pearls and Tools of Wisdom for Parents & Children

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Book Excerpt

Chapter Six – Just WORK

Biblical Explanation:

Hey everyone, it’s Dr. Donna again. This time around we are talking about the importance of working. Work, work, work. Why is work so important? Is it simply to earn an income so we can pay bills, have a place to live, and food on the table? Or is there more to it? God wants us to work because it provides opportunities to learn the skills of persistence, diligence, time management, and even attention to detail. And guess what creature he uses to explain the value of work? God uses the ant – an insect that is small and appears unimportant. However, God demonstrates with the ant’s life that success comes when we faithfully work. One thing to remember, though… We work – not to greedily collect wealth but because work allows us to use our blessings to show God’s goodness and to help others.

Here are a few about how and why God wants us to work:

  • Diligence will lead to riches, not only material wealth but spiritual abundance – Proverbs 10:4
  • We should work hard so that we can reap the benefits – Proverbs 10:5
  • We should work but not because of greed – Proverbs 25:16

 

Dr. Donna’s Everyday Lesson for Parents:

Parents, do you foster a good work ethic in your children? If yes, great job! If not, no worries – there’s no time like the present to begin teaching them the value of working hard. We need to guide our children to know that blessings are given to those that work for them. However, don’t forget our children also learn by watching us! So be sure to model for them a good work attitude!

Dr. Donna’s Everyday Lesson for Kids:

Kids, you watch your parents go to work every day, but did you know work is not only for adults, there is also work that children do! You work in school, you work when you complete your household chores, and you may even work on a project at church or in your community groups.

About the Book

coverTitle: Pearls and Tools of Wisdom for Parents & Children

Author: Donna Gardner

Genre: Children’s Book

Do you want to raise a child that is WISE?

As adults we are charged with protecting our most precious commodity… our children. The greatest protection we could offer them is to provide them with guidance on attaining wisdom. Within the pages of this book you will read the pearls of wisdom offered in God’s word. As well as learn tools that you and your child can apply to everyday life. May Pearls and Tools of Wisdom for Parents and Children be a blessing for you and your family as it provides guidance on the importance of listening, praying, learning, being positive, being good, working, and persevering.

Author Bio

Dr.-Donna-GardnerDr. Donna Gardner earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Binghamton University, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees in School Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. She is in possession of a Georgia certification in School Psychology and a Georgia license in Psychology. She has over 15 years experience working in Pre-K -to-12 schools, and other clinical settings such as foster care and community based mental health agencies. Her areas of expertise include assessment, intervention, consultation, and counseling.

In addition, Dr. Gardner has over 8 years experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses for institutions such as Long Island University, Argosy University, University of Phoenix, Saint Leo University, and Iona College. She has published several articles in peer reviewed psychological journals and has presented at various national conferences. Dr. Gardner is a native New Yorker, now residing in Atlanta Georgia.

Currently, Dr. Donna is in the process of publishing two additional books: the first a memoir/self-help book on coping with mood disorders, the second a children’s book on multicultural resiliency.

When not engrossed in psychology or writing, Dr. Donna enjoys dancing, practicing Bikram Yoga, traveling, sampling new restaurants, doing community service activities with her sorority, and spending time with family & friends.

You can find Dr. Donna on:

Her Website – www.donnadoctora.com

Facebook for the book – https://www.facebook.com/pearlsandtoolsofwisdom

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/drdonnagardner

Twitter – @donnadoctora6

Instagram – Dr. Donna Gardner

Buy the Book: https://www.createspace.com/5653183

Website: www.pearlsandtoolswisdom.com