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Monday, October 30, 2017

What You Thought You Knew About Jezebel

Image result for miko marshLiving with Jezebel: An In-Depth Look at the Queen of Narcissism, Her Tactics, and Three Generations of Destruction by Miko Marsh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love how Miko took the time to give you background about the culture, the characters, and the culture. She didn't assume you were reading from the Christian perspective. 

Most people only know of the "word of mouth" or modern meaning of Jezebel; still, others may not realize that she was a real person. I love how Miko took the historical accounts, then made them alive in today's terms. She talks and walks with you through the journey of the book. Allowing you to come to your own conclusion, while shining a light on all aspects of her personality so you can come to a complete and full conclusion. 

Being able to see how the name has morphed into so much more, yet stayed the same is awesome. I don't want to give away anything, but this was a great read. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

How Just Touch 360 is Helping Students and Parents

Since 2007, Just Touch 360 has nurtured our communities youth and provided them an opportunity to unleash their inner potential. Whether you’re interested in becoming a professional athlete or entering a health-related career- we’ve got options that are suitable for everyone.

Through the application, youth will have access to scholarships, job readiness, college tours and more! 

For Youth
Making a Difference One Child at a Time

At Just Touch 360, we strive to empower the lives of youth in our communities through our full-service app. Our application is designed to provide youngsters with all the tools they need to be great leaders tomorrow. We are happy to be a driving force behind the development of our children and hope to continue making a difference in their lives.

For Parents
Shaping the Leaders of Tomorrow

We know you love to see your child excel and we want to help you empower them! Through our Just Touch 360 application, we provide access to career readiness tools and life enrichment tools to guide your child to the right opportunities enabling them to reach their full potential.

Get in touch today to learn more about how Just Touch 360 helps the community.

What is Just Touch 360?

Just Touch 360 is a full-service application whose mission is to provide a better quality of life for underprivileged youth. We do so through a platform that engages youth academically while navigating them to the career path of their choice. With guidance, access to a multitude of resources we help youth reach goals that ultimately transition into life successes. 

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Death Comes For The President by William Turner: An Author Interview

Death Comes for the President - What is your book about?
As a confidant of the Queen, knighted for his service, Sir Robert Winchell had grown accustomed to powerful people seeking his counsel. So he was not surprised when the United States government asked him to investigate the death of  Tyler Jefferson, president of the United States. Sir Robert’s investigative and diplomatic skills were put to the test as he retraced the final days of the president—meeting with and investigating heads of foreign governments, and ultimately putting his own life in peril.
Death Comes for the President will delight and shock.

Tell us about how you came up with this story?
I had these two individuals romantically connected, but I questioned what was special about them—nothing.  I, therefore, separated them, only to have them meet later, become lovers, and marry. 

Again, I asked what was special about this.  I decided to have their “union” riveting.  I had one imbued with political ambition which led him to pursue the presidency, which he won. From this backdrop, I developed the novel “Death Comes for the President”.

Where can folks get a copy of the book?
On Amazon

What is the first book that made you cry?
That would be “The Holocaust:  A History of the Jews of Europe During WWII.”

Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Both, for it fires the creative juices, and it exhausts you mentally as you are wondering if you’ve written clearly and precisely, so that the story flows smoothly and the readers can follow easily, with few distractions; wondering if the plot and characters are believable, are their responses the same as the readers, are the skills of the criminal evenly balanced with the detective. And finally, will the reader continue to flip the pages until the very last page—finding a surprising twist. 

What are common traps for aspiring writers?
Some of the common traps for aspiring writers are the mistaken belief your manuscript has been definitively written.  First, second, and third drafts are always subject to revisions.  Surprisingly, each draft becomes better than the previous drafts.  There are writers who don’t take advantage of a “second” pair of eyes.  Allow others to read what you’ve written, and be open for criticism; learn from it and improve your craft. 

Aspiring writers become discouraged when their manuscript is rejected.  Don’t become discouraged.  Believe in yourself and your craft.  Know, and I mean know the fundamentals of grammar.  Potential publishers will not edit your work.  If possible, have your manuscript professionally edited prior to presentation to a potential publisher. 

Have you ever gotten writer’s block?
No.  I don’t undertake writing until the story has fully unfolded in my mind.  It is my opinion writers run into writer’s block when they had not fully developed the story—mentally. 

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
In each of my books, I endeavor to be original, and my books are genre specific. 

Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
I strive to have each book to stand on its own merit, and because my books are termed a ‘series”, the only connection is the reoccurring detectives—Sir Robert and Detective Dennis. 

What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I am aware many of my readers are well-traveled.  I, therefore, do extensive research to make sure the settings are accurate.  As a male, mystery writer, I don’t have a clue about women’s high fashion.  To this end, especially in Death Comes for the President, I contacted Saks Fifth Avenue.  It was the consultant who advised what high-end fashions to use, and this included gowns and accessories. 

How many hours a day do you write?
This depends on what’s on my agenda.  If the story on which I am working constantly preoccupies my mind—taking front seat—then, I stop what I am doing and commence writing, especially when the story is still unfolding.  


About the Author -- William Turner

William Turner spent his formative years in New England. He was educated in the private, parochial school system, and is presently retired from State service (State of California), as a supervisor. He has one son (Ontonio), and three grandchildren. His grandson is serving in the United States Air Force. His daughter-in-law, Bridgette, is a practicing pediatrician. 

William had aspired--so long ago--to be a priest, but felt at the time he had not been exposed enough to life to walk away and close the monastery door. His subsequent exposure to life sullied him beyond any aspiration to the priesthood. William now lives in Lancaster, California, spending much of his time doing penance, reflecting on his countless errors in judgment. William's penchant for writing mysteries stems from his exposure to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories and those of Agatha Christie.  His mentor was Sister Agnes Bernard--his high school English teacher.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Social Media Marketing with Faturoti Kayode Fattkay

Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Writing energizes me, it’s what I love doing. Especially when it has to do with helping others, I find fulfillment doing it. I write because I've felt things, struggled through things, and want to help others find their way along those rocky paths. I write because I've learned something that could help others through the unexpectedness of life. I write because I see things in a way many others don't, and I know would benefit them. Life's too short to spend your time doing things you don't love. You need to enjoy the act of writing, at least a little, while you do it.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I try to be as plain as possible in my delivery. There’s no need mincing words. This would benefit both I, the writer, and the readers.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Write every day! I recommend daily writing for anyone, not just writers. ... Writing clarifies your thinking. Thoughts and feelings are nebulous happenings in our mind holes, but writing forces us to crystallize those thoughts and put them in a logical order. Writing regularly makes you better at writing.

How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
I realized it’s actually not as difficult as I thought. It changed my mindset and gave me the stimulation to write more.

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
I don’t think I’ve spent any significant sum on writing. Writing doesn’t require much in terms of financial needs. All you need is a pen and book and you’re great to go.

What’s the best way to market your books?
After writing a book, it's time to market it. People won't read it unless they know about it first! Sure. I believe in social media. People are all over social media looking for new information. And just in case they jump on one that catches their fancy, that might be yet another reader.

What genre are your books?
I write from experience and daily encounters, So, I write more on making money online and digital marketing in general, which are my fields.

For more info about  Faturoti Kayode Fattka and to get a copy of the book, visit
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Friday, October 20, 2017

The Adventures of Rosy Posy: Friendship An Author Interview with Diana Rangaves

The adventures of Rosy Posy: Friendship is your first children’s book. What was your inspiration for wanting to write a children’s series?
A: The real Rosy Posy! I am a foster mom for Pap Haven Rescue and Rosy Posy came up for adoption. About one month after she arrived, she escaped into my field. I found her safe visiting with the pony, ram, and goats! Rosy Posy is strong, curious, and has courage. We need a tool to teach each half generation of children values in a compelling, fun, and bright way. So, the inspiration of the twelve values series was born. There is a Rosy Posy Club website where children can follow a treasure hunt and earn a Rosy Posy Bookmark.

You’re donating 100% of your royalties from the book, what made you decide to give your earnings from the series to Pap Haven Rescue? Why does their mission resonate with you?
A: They are all volunteers who follow their passion and bliss. They are individuals living across the United States who have been drawn together for the sole purpose of preserving and protecting pure breed and non-pure breed Papillion’s in need. There is something wonderful and enduring about serving something bigger than ourselves. It is a “feel good” feeling to know that by buying a book we are supporting a cause.

Do you have any other endeavors on the horizon?
A: Yes, there is the series, Medicine Child's Play. The first one is Medicine Child's Play ~ The Sensitive Brain. It explains depression, anxiety, psychosis, and bipolar disorder in easy language with bright illustrations. It is for all ages who would like an understanding of these conditions.

Connecting medicines to stories allow us to understand what is really happening. It allows us to learn, to remember, to better accept our self, others, and the situations around us. In addition, we have the ability to create win-win situations by giving whatever we are dealing with what it really needs. We can shape and respond to our world, which makes life a lot easier, more pleasing, and more fun.

Tell us about what adventure is next for Rosy Posy?
A: The next one is written and is The Adventures of Rosy Posy Papillion ~ Acceptance. Rosy Posy and friends learn about acceptance while searching for a missing autistic neighbor named Toby. Where did he go? Is he alive? Will he be safe? This is an adventure that teaches the art of believing. Courage and fun also come from the new Rosy Posy Song of Acceptance.


Diana Rangaves is an accomplished writer, acclaimed teacher, and humanitarian. She has spent her life in the pursuit of education and giving back.

Diana received a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco. During the height of her career as a pharmacist, she started her own clinical consulting service where she continually facilitated positive results for her clients.

Well respected in her space, she became part of the faculty of one of California’s leading Junior Colleges. Dr. Rangaves earned several awards during her tenure; including, Outstanding Contribution by Adjunct Faculty, The Faculty Fund for Advanced Studies Award and the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation Grant Award just to name a few.

The enthusiasm she has for teaching and helping others is so strong that she has published four books. Her expertise has led to numerous medical and academic articles and she is currently working on a political suspense thriller, The Ethical Hacker ~ Acidemia. The royalties from her Excellence academia series are being donated to the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation.

Her current book is The Adventures of Rosy Posy Papillion: Friendship. Rosy Posy is an adorable Papillion breed K-9 who is looking for friends in her first story. On her journey, she meets different animals who are looking for friends too. But when Rosy Posy finds herself in trouble her new friends pull together and show what the true meaning of friendship is all about.

Another exciting project is the children’s book series “Medicine Child’s Play – The Sensitive Brain.” It is the first book of a series that explains serious mental health issues in a simple and easy way for kids to understand, with illustrations to help in the process.

Diana spends her time in the beautiful backdrop of Sonoma County, California. She gets her inspiration from her love of teaching and being part of something that’s bigger than ourselves. She is donating 100% of her royalties from The Adventures of Rosy Posy to Pap Haven Rescue, the same organization the real Rosy Posy came from. Diana and Rosy Posy live in their forever home discussing storylines for all the upcoming books in her series

Author Website:
Rosy Posy Website: RosyPosy.Club
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

How To Be Alive in Christ on A Regular Basis

Image result for colossiansHow do you become "Alive in Christ" and what does that mean, anyway? Join me as I take a look at Colossians 3 + life application to show how we can start living more like Christ. 

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