What is Tourette syndrome (TS)? To people who do not have it, it is probably not what they think. To fully understand this baffling disorder you must be afflicted with it. There is no other way. Even then, there are no guarantees. The everyday feelings and urges to perform the tics that are symptoms of TS are unlike any that a person without TS could imagine. There are as many cases of TS as there are people who have it. No two cases are exactly alike. This book was put together in order to raise awareness for TS. After reading the stories you will not totally understand TS. That is a given. It is my hope that the readers will understand it just a little bit better. Even if just one person learns more about TS or gains a greater understanding of TS as a result of reading this book, it will be well worth the time and effort it took to write it.
Tourette syndrome is an often, misunderstood neurological disorder. The main symptoms are what are called “tics”. A tic is defined as an involuntary, sudden, rapid, repetitive, unbalanced, motor movement or vocalization. The tics occur many times a day, nearly every day.
The most common motor tics are rapid eye blinking, shoulder shrugging, squinting, and facial grimacing. Some of the less common tics include grinding teeth, neck jerking, flailing arms, biting nails, and toe-curling.
The most common vocal tics are throat clearing, sniffing, grunting, coughing, and stuttering or stammering.
There are a few important facts about TS that are important know. Up to one in 100 schoolboys have some form of TS. Three to four males have it for every female. The diagnosis is often missed. TS symptoms usually decrease with age, but not always. TS is an inherited disorder. Learning disorders, panic attacks, school phobias, speech problems, and sleeping problems are common too.
People with TS usually also have either ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), or OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Many people with Tourette’s have both of these accompanying disorders.
When most people think of TS they think of the disorder where people with it swear uncontrollably and profusely. This symptom of TS (coprolalia) is the easiest symptom to recognize, but it is also the rarest. It is important to remember that coprolalia is present in less than twenty percent of TS patients.
Most people with TS, when describing a tic, say that they feel a sudden tension building up that must be relieved by performing the tic. Tics are suppressible for varying lengths of time. The longer the tics are suppressed the more the tension builds up and the more there is a need to release them.
Another major characteristic of TS is a waxing and waning of the symptoms. This includes both a change from one tic to another, to the complete disappearance of symptoms for varying periods of time.
The tics usually begin during the ages of five through nine, but symptoms can start at any time. There have even been some cases where they started late into adulthood.
While motor and vocal tics are the main symptoms used to make a diagnosis, and they are what are most identified with TS, there are many other problems that can be associated with it, the main of which are behavior related.
The people with TS who suffer from these behaviors are often angry, argumentative, and confrontational. Everything has to be their way or is someone else’s fault. One minute they’ll be fine and the next minute they’ll be in a rage. They tease their siblings relentlessly. They have a short temper, smart mouth, talk back, throw temper tantrums over nothing, and won’t take “no” for an answer. Many of them lie and steal too. Of course, it is difficult to tell if a person’s TS is causing these behaviors or something else is, but many studies of TS patients have shown that these behaviors are much more common in them than in people without it.
Very few people with TS have symptoms that are bad enough for them to require medication. Medication is usually only prescribed when a person’s symptoms prevent them from doing routine activities. Medication must be carefully monitored and doctors’ instructions must be followed precisely to benefit from them. Almost all of the medications have side effects, some of them many and some of them major. Many TS patients decide to live with their symptoms and stop taking medication because living with the side effects is more than they can bear.
This book will probably make you laugh. It might even make you cry. I have told my story in a brutally honest way. Even though there is almost no chance of you walking in my shoes, I have told my story the best way I know how to help the readers get a glimpse of what people with TS go through every day of our lives. I am proud to present to you my book about what makes me “tic.”
When Rebecca D’Angelo hears about a position at Collins Enterprises for an account executive paying a whopping $75,000 annual base salary, she can’t wait to apply. Putting together an impressive resume and a stunning portfolio, she marches downtown to the enormous office building with her aspirations high.
With zing in her step, she walks up to the building and reads the notice posted on the front door: DEADLINE – Resumes for Account Executive position must be received no later then 10am this morning to be considered. It’s 9:51am. In a rush, she ends up accidentally dumping her latte on the CEO – Aiden Collins.
Needless to say, she’s shocked when she receives a callback for an interview with the CEO himself, and even more surprised when she’s offered not one but two contracts to consider. Aiden Collins is not at all as she’s expecting. In fact, the entire interview is nothing as she was expecting. When the day turns into the evening, and things go sideways – she just might have signed the wrong contract in haste.
Either way, Rebecca D’Angelo’s boring life is about to get very interesting.
This book is rated 18+ Due to Adult situations and Language
Book 1 in The Collins Brothers Series
*See also Commitment: Collins vs. Collins – Book 2
Spice Up Your Wall Yoga, Instructional Manual presents 94 yoga postures using a wall as a prop. Through 381 black and white photos, along with instructions and benefits of each pose, it gives yoga instructors and practitioners, examples of easy, moderate, and advanced poses.
A wall can be used almost as a personal yoga assistant, as it will help you with proper alignment; it will stretch your muscles deeper; and make you work harder in some cases. On the other hand, it can help one perform certain exercises in a gentler and more relaxing way. On top of these reasons, a wall is a different, fun way to do your yoga class – when you sometimes want to take a break from your mat workout.
The manual is designed to give you a complete body workout, if you choose to do all or most of the postures on a wall. However, you can select only a few poses and mix them up with the mat exercises. You can use a wall to demonstrate proper body alignment to your yoga class. Sometimes you will want to use a wall for inverted poses, like a headstand, for example. I hope it gives you a new material to add to your classes and helps you to spice up your yoga sessions.
Recommended for yoga teachers, experienced yoga students and yoga teacher training schools. It will also help those who train with weights, as well as cardio, and sports people to stretch their muscles in an effective and fun way.
The manual is 8.5” x 11” in size and has 297 pages. This is a self-published book and is available in paperback through Amazon and other online stores. Also available on Kindle ($6.45 purchase price; or $0.0 with Kindle Unlimited Membership).
“Spice Up Your Yoga Warm-Up, Instructional Manual” is intended for yoga instructors, cardio and strength trainers, individual and group sports practitioners, as well as yoga teacher training schools. If you are a yoga student, this book will add to your understanding of yoga.
The exercises are fun and effective, and are presented through 248 black and white photos with detailed descriptions of each exercise. Additional tips/hints to further explain some complex movements are given. The ‘hints’ section offers examples of more advanced as well as easier moves for beginners. The practice covers major muscles and joints: from your feet, knees, hips, back, shoulders, arms, wrists, to your neck. It instructs you how to move and breathe properly to get most out of your practice. It will energize and re-charge your mind, body, and spirit and it will motivate you to continue with your main workout. These exercises can also be used in your cool-down practice.
The manual is 8.5” x 11” in size and has 207 pages. This is a self-published book and is available in paperback through Amazon and other online stores. Also available on Kindle ($3.49 purchase price; or $0.0 with Kindle Unlimited Membership).
“Taking Baghdad: Victory in Iraq with the US Marines” is coming to stores in March 20th 2019.
Taking Baghdad is one of the few histories of Operation Iraqi Freedom written by a Marine who actually served in the war. This book is for the soldier as it is for the civilian, and for the historian as it is for the young who need to understand war. So much more than history, the audience will keep Taking Baghdad on their shelves because of its personality, a deep connection with the author as he takes you on a journey through the desert, history and combat, context and strategy, tactics and even poetry; it will leave you speechless.
“This is a surprisingly candid inside look at going to war. From boredom to the battlefield, Aaron Grant has done a superb job of transporting the reader to the buildup and invasion into Iraq. I could feel the heat, the sand in my eyes, and taste the fear. His easy and readable style coupled with his poetry, prose and pictures make this an interesting journey to travel with him. Taking Bagdad is as real and gritty as it gets. I found it an interesting blend of battlefield realities and the inner battle of a decent man in engaged in a “total war.” His coming home chapter is every veteran’s story. This should be required reading for anyone who even thinks about sending our men and women into war. It is terrible and exciting, heart-breaking and inspirational.”
Thomas Paul Reilly, author of Hope in The Shadows of War
Command Sergeant Major Dennis Woods, author of Black Flag Journals
“Aaron Grant has written an especially vivid and insightful war memoir. It deserves wide reading.”
— Andrew Bacevich, professor of history emeritus, Boston University
Set within the surreal beauty of San Francisco Bay among the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Masks of Morality is a contemporary rollercoaster about a woman who becomes obsessed with changing the world after becoming a mother.
Caryssa climbs the high-tech corporate ladder … until she has a child and nothing is about herself anymore. She recognizes “defense spending” was integral to the development of Silicon Valley, the tech-island which was the impetus of her career. This deeply conflicts her, with each hearing of yet another mass shooting, over-the-top surveillance and an increasing militarized economy touching every community.
Star Wars has come to America, and we can’t even rely on Obi-Wan.
Surrounded by parents turning inward to truth and empathy, each makes choices beneficially impacting lives, revealing the reality and spiritual costs of politics. For Parisian artist Anna, this means opening her heart to the boy that fatally struck her daughter in a skateboarding accident. After Anna’s security guard is murdered and a mysterious message in blood left behind her art gallery, the women smell a rat.
They uncover how dark money snakes its way across all sectors of our culture. Who murdered Anna’s security guard, and why?
Found: Between the Trees, TAK Erzinger’s debut poetry collection (Grey Borders Books, 2019) chronicles a life interrupted by mental illness. Its poems are a reflection of how love, nature and hiking nurtured and fostered an injured soul suffering from acute-childhood trauma and PTSD, leading to a path of redemption. This collection takes the reader on a journey of love, loss, forgiveness and healing. It is scheduled for release in April 2019 and is currently available for a special pre-order price of 10.00 CAD. Contact www.greyborders.com for ordering details and any questions.
Twenty winter thaws have passed since the mad king, Djaron Algast, was overthrown. In the seasons since, the Council of Lords has governed with an unrelenting and inflexible will.
Dennah is a young woman torn from home.
Conscripted into the earl’s service, she quickly learns that some folk have different views on a woman’s place in the world, but she isn’t interested in living as a man’s possession, but by the strength of her own arm. Their caravan stops in Bardstown, where she meets Roman, a likeable but troubled young man.
Roman is an orphan.
His mother died in childbirth and his father barely sixteen thaws later. He spends his days searching for meaning in a life filled with only questions. Who is he, and who is he supposed to be? He happens upon a grisly scene, but the horror follows him back to town. Suspicions rise, leading Dennah and Roman on a frantic search for answers. But can they discover the true killer before it’s too late?
Julian is a young nobleman looking for more than his highborn station provides.
Pledged to the illustrious Silver Guard, he trades status and comfort for a dangerous posting in the mountains. He meets Tanea, a gifted and beautiful young healer. A mysterious and powerful spark binds them, but with winter bearing down, their connection, and his loyalties, will be put to the ultimate test.
Evil will rise, toppling Denoril into chaos. The meek will fall, while the strong step forward, but will they see the greater threat looming within the Winter of Swords?
Mariah Kingsford – is the darling Prima Donna of the International Opera scene at a young age of twenty-five. Returning to sing in New Orleans at the French Opera House she is exhausted and anxious to return to her haven, Fairways Plantation, North Carolina.
Christian Mystery Romance
Considerable changes had resulted over her ten-year absence. At her first sight of the house and land, she is stunned to see the state of chaos, lack of repair and a ghost of the majestic home it always was.
The two servants show a deficiency for cleanliness and display defiance. Mariah’s Aunt Milly, the only family member still living in the house, is existing semi-drugged in an unclean state. She is fixated with terror about something, but what?
Years of secrets generate mysterious occurrences at the plantation which Mariah would not have known how to handle without the help of new friends. The tangled web built by her grandfather needs unraveling. Who better to help than Colonel Jeb Rigby-Carson the town judge and his son, the gorgeously handsome lawyer Hart Carson.
TEFL Teach and Travel:
How to travel the world, and make the most money living abroad, legally
This is a “how to” book designed for people who want to leave their dead end job, make a productive lifestyle change to be geographically flexible, and most important to help make the difficult decision to get certified to Teach English as a Foreign Language. To live, work and play in another country earning a tax free income is a memorable, often magical experience, and most certainly there are millions of ‘jobs’ available in just about every country on the planet. But what new job, new experience, new country and culture is right for you? It is all in the contract.
How to negotiate the best contracts, in the best countries, at the best educational institutions is a substantial part of this book. Sure, I will share with you the best places to find the right job. I say right job, because every job poster, and recruiter is looking for you, and while they might just offer you a job on the spot after seeing your CV (resume) and picture, and verifying you were born in and a citizen of a native English speaking country, and you hold your TEFL diploma… You have to be educated enough to think, “Is this job, this school, this contract, this pay rate and benefits, these holidays, even if this community is the right choice for you.”
This is not a backpacking guide, this is a book designed how to create a career you never knew was so rewarding, or supplement your income as you pay off debt. No matter what the outcome is after reading this book, you will be well aware of the opportunity on how to change your lifestyle and discover a new career that creates an opportunity to be geographically flexible. If you want to visit some, or many different geographic locations around the globe, and can’t afford to be a tourist, then this book is for you.
Don’t holiday in a foreign country, move there, live there, work there, play there. Immerse yourself in a foreign culture.
Thank you for reading. Look forward to upcoming publications regarding teaching multiple intelligences, travel adventures and teaching games to make learning interactive, entertaining and memorable.
A Long long time ago, the first magic was created.
It was by accident when the natural wonders of our world were captured and placed in the Living crystal pollen stone creating a magical power a phenomenon more powerful than time itself.
The Crystal pollen stone was created at first to protect the natural wonders of our world, but in doing so by placing them together, it created the first magic.
The creators were hunted by the then rulers of our world. The Dragonflyers, the creators the Haltija fled underground.
The Haltija made several stones and tried to use one of them to make peace with the Dragonflyers, but only empowered there nemesis more.
Our world changed from that day, the creators disappeared, vanished and the remaining stones were scattered lost and became myth.
But one day Belliza twin sister to Sindeena both Dragonfly Queens who ruled together, found one of the crystal pollen stones.
During an argument the stone was broken its magic changing Belliza into the very first Butterfly.
‘The Butterfly Bee Lady’.
This story follows the life of Bee the daughter of Belliza The Butterfly Bee Lady and her journey with Bramley Bee… A Hero who’s love and devotion is recognized in a powerful family way in this story.
You’re never too old to become a private detective.
Gunvor Strom may be in her sixties, her hands might be too shaky to perform
operations and her body complains every time she works out. But her mind is as
sharp as her scalpel.
And she embraces change. After the divorce, she moved from an affluent Stockholm
suburb to inner-city Fruängen. It gets a little lively, but she likes being in the middle of
things. She’s smart, experienced and innocent-looking – all qualities appreciated by a
As the agency’s rookie, she gets a surveillance job. A straightforward case, they say.
Typical domestic. A wife suspects infidelity. Just track the husband.
But when the husband is attacked and viciously beaten, his wife calls off the
assignment. Too late. Gunvor is on the trail. The agency aren’t paying her, but her
free time is her own business.
After intervening in an incident of bullying, Gunvor finds herself with two unlikely
allies. David is a young, jobless waster who hangs about Fruängen tube station. 19-
year-old Elin is shy and introverted, after spending too long in her bedroom hiding
from her parents’ fights.
Out of curiosity, the pair join forces with Gunvor. Who’s going to notice two young
people and an elderly lady slinking around the Stockholm streets?
Only someone who’s watching their every move, biding his time, waiting to pounce.
Curiosity can be deadly.
A story of violence, madness, passion and bravery. A cat-and-mouse game of life
and death. Never play with the lion’s tail.
There are so many things within the black community that we fear to discuss. We frown upon black folk who choose to be open about their problems, rather than uplifting them and supporting them. We think that because we don’t talk about it or because we sweep shit under the rug, it goes away, but I’m here to tell you in every grisly detail…IT DOESN’T!
Sky is an African-American salsa dancer. She claimed her title because her family influenced her into the dancing industry after she became an underground Hip-Hop dancer. She works for Rey’s Dance Theatre as she travel around the world as she dances salsa and a little tango on the side. She tours in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Paris, and Miami. Just to name a few places. But, she worries if somebody may take her place right after losing the salsa competition. But Sky most likely afraid of Denise. Denise has a wrath that is ruthless. Denise is after the likes of Sky’s fame as a salsa dancer. She soon threatens Sky’s life and tried to destroy Sky’s life to take the place of Sky. Sky’s life is even more complex when she had met Gnarley. Gnarley was a popular drug dealer in the Harlem streets, but he had changed his life to become a Program Director for the Harlem Mentors after school program. Gnarley and Sky had grown together to have this complex and confusing friendship. Gnarley continued to pursue Sky, but Sky wanted not to have a relationship with Gnarley. Things between the two of them began to get steamy when Sky had been caught up. She suddenly had feelings for Gnarley.
S-Dog, the “brains” of the Orange Zone gang, started the gang in Ocho Rios, Jamaica right after he was chased by the police in Harlem, New York. S-Dog quickly became a millionaire very quickly. He got caught up getting into trouble with the police for selling drugs and stealing items from many residences in Harlem, New York. S-Dog chosen Po Po, Polo, The Don, Youngin’, and Damon to be drug dealers in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The gang experience other enemies animosity towards the Orange Zone’s reign in the streets. The Orange Zone is new and upcoming street gang, but they have the strength to be the greatest in the streets as they progressed everyday as they gain fortune.
Delighting In Your Company is rich with the turbulent history of the sugar trade in the Caribbean including murder, deceit and a slave uprising. Interwoven throughout this intriguing tale is a love story that challenges the boundaries of time, between a dashing plantation owner from the past and a beautiful present day heroine, drawn into a series of events she would never have thought possible.
When Amalie Ansett visits her elderly cousin on the Caribbean island of St. Clements, the last thing she’s looking for is romance. Just out of a disastrous marriage, she’s ready to swear off romance forever. That is until she meets local plantation owner, Jonathan Evans — tall, good looking, and incredibly sexy. What more could a girl ask for?
Then Amalie discovers the man she loves is a ghost. He was murdered two hundred years ago. Only she can see and hear him.
To save Jonathan, Amalie agrees to return with him to the 1800’s — to a time when the sugar trade reigned supreme, and the slave trade was making fortunes for wealthy planters and ship owners. During a slave uprising their love is put to a test, and when murder and deceit rear their ugly heads, Amalie wonders if taking a journey to the past is worth losing her life.
This is a re-launch of one of Blair’s first novels, with fleshed out characters and added thrills. The reviews are for the original version.
and so she RISES is a collection of poems written by Simply Saira during some of the darkest times of her life as an avenue to express her deepest emotions and heal from the trauma. She takes the readers on a journey through various stages of her life starting with falling in love to being betrayed and hitting rock bottom. She eloquently expresses her emotions through her words that give the readers a glimpse into her fall, healing and rising. Saira encourages readers through her inspirational poetry to forgive and let go off the past and in order to rise above adversity in their life.
Saira is on a mission to inspire, encourage, coach, and empower others to rise above adversity in their life and to fall in love with themselves all over again, because no one should ever have to live in fear, hate, lack, depression or abuse.
Feel free to connect with Simply Saira on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @iamsimplysaira and her website www.simplysaira.com
From the Inside Flap
To all those hurting:
I see you.
I hear you.
I am sorry.
I forgive you.
I release you.
I send you love, light
– Simply Saira
From the Back Cover
All Ophelia Hope wants to do is run her catering business, hang out with her best friend and hopefully one day meet her prince charming. But like Cinderella she has an evil stepmother and stepsister trying to belittle and use her at every given chance, which is how she finds herself catering a model event for her stepmother, who will do anything to land, not only the job but the man for her daughter. Unfortunately, or fortunately, for her she catches the eye of the very man her stepmother is trying to land, owner of the company himself, Baker Cartwright, and he wants to make all her dreams come true, but she knows nothing good can come out of a man like him chasing a girl like her, so like Cinderella, she takes off.
Baker Cartwright can’t understand how or why he was roped into coming to this modeling event, yes, he owns the company and yes, the model chosen will be the face on his new product and on his arm for the unforeseeable future, but he really doesn’t care who the vapid creature is. Its not like he will have to talk to her or have anything to do with her except to stand beside her for a few events. But then he see’s the curvy caterer and decides she’s the woman for the job and for him. He’s used to women falling all over him so when she does a runner he’s shocked and intrigued, now he’s more than determined to make this Cinderella his happy ever after.
But when people conspire to keep them apart it’ll take more than Baker’s determination to get and keep them together, it will also take two very determined fairy god-friends who will take down anyone standing in the way of their friend’s happiness, and maybe find the start of a happy ever after for themselves.
Incredible adventures, harrowing surprises, and startling discoveries await you in the Toltec Series Adventure novels by author Alex Walker. Prepare yourself to journey into the dark jungles of the Yucatan, the forbidden sacred sites of the Andes, the hazardous jungles of the Amazon, and the ice-covered islands of the Arctic Circle in search of lost settlements and treasures from the Mayans, Toltecs, Vikings, and other lost civilizations. You are invited to join our treasure hunters and their expeditions into the unknown. Books are available in print or eBooks from Amazon, B&N, and other book sellers.
New book encourages kids with autism to recognize their strengths and find their own way.
Little Brady loves all things French. Given the opportunity to move to France, he learns all he can to be a part of that world. He discovers, no matter how hard he tries, he will never be French.
Brady learns, with his mother’s help, that although he may never be French, he can still belong in his own way at his own pace. After all, even the Eiffel Tower was once an outcast in its own city, and now its uniqueness adds to the beauty of the Parisian landscape.
What would you do if you moved to a foreign country where you don’t know the language or customs? Now imagine making it through an entire day where you don’t seem to belong. Where the unfamiliar sounds, sights and smells
add to your growing uneasiness. What if I told you this is how many people with autism live their whole life? Join little Brady as he learns to find his way and accept himself.
A man on a mission….
Mackenzie Coalson was determined to rebuild his hometown after a devastating flood left it in ruins. He has no time for a relationship and all the romantic junk that goes with it. He has a vandal to catch and no sweet smelling bundle of femininity is going to sway him.
A woman protecting her family…..
Dixie Harris charged into the county sheriff’s office with a sassy sway and a smart mouth, eager to give the sheriff, and anyone else, a piece of her mind. When she locks horns with the devil himself, in the form of Mac Coalson, she quickly learns he has a temper to rival hers, even if he’s the living epitome of her sexual fantasies.
When the two unite to catch a potential murderer, it’s in everyone’s best interest to keep it, “business only”. But that’s hard to do when their combined attraction is volatile enough to burn down the town.
It’s always the end of the world when you break up with someone. This time it really is…
Everyone on the planet has mysteriously disappeared, leaving exes Greg and Polly. They’ve survived the apocalypse, yet shouldn’t have. Battling each other and a malevolent entity that teases them with their fate, how long can they remain ahead? Even more terrifying than everyone else on the planet disappearing is what’s about to take their place…
“GAME CHANGERS OF THE APOCALYPSE is a weird and twisted adventure. Mark Kirkbride brings the pain and has some strange fun along the way.” -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of V-WARS and DEEP SILENCE
“This is a wild, thrilling ride through the apocalypse. The end of the world has never been more fun—or more full of heart.” -Nik Korpon, author of QUEEN OF THE STRUGGLE
The strength of a designer lies in the ability to go beyond initial ideas, push personal limits and examine all aspects of the creative thought process. The Art of the Process guides aspiring students and established professionals through the graphic design process from concept to finished piece. The workbook starts with a creative brief. It then progresses to establishing project specs, file formats, creating thumbnails, and selecting fonts and colors, all while teaching effective time management skills. The workbook also includes a glossary of terms and basic information that every graphic designer should know. Art puzzles and creative tasks are integrated throughout to enhance the designer’s knowledge and creativity. The Art of the Process is a critical asset that supports designers throughout their projects, allowing them to better meet the needs of their clients and become more thoughtful and successful designers.
Giraffe wants to have a party for his friend, Chimpanzee. There’s one problem standing in his way. Where will he have the party? What kind of party will it be?
The Blogger Trailmap:
How to Take Your Blog to the Next Level in Easy Steps
If you want to start your blog, or promote an existing blog, you would LOVE this book. The Blogger Trailmap is short & sweet – and yet it opens up for you, the real secrets of pro bloggers. Even if you have seen every book & course on “how to blog”, this concise guide will surprise you with game-changing ideas.
The Blogger Trailmap is meant to be an action-oriented companion on your blogging journey with links to 20+ free tools, templates and resources which were specially created by the zavesti.com team to support this book.
The most wonderful things is that your blogging journey is mapped out in a fun and easy to implement manner. You will be on your way to amazing success very quickly with The Blogger Trailmap as your friendly, companion guide.
Is The blogger Trailmap both for bloggers & YouTubers?
Yes! Your medium of communication may be different – text vs sound vs video. Yet, the fundamental principles of content marketing apply to all those mediums.
How to create a magnetic headline, craft hyper-targeted messages and cultivate your brand image – all these are critical components of any medium – blog or video or podcast.
Going one step further, The Blogger Trailmap, weaves all the crucial blogging activities into a practical gameplan for you, so you have a methodical path to make your blog successful and profitable.
This book is written in collaboration with the zavesti.com team in which we have distilled all our personal experiences, as well as lessons learned from the successes we have had with working with our customers.
In Bloomfield, someone has been committing grisly murders, and the targets have been carefully chosen. The killer has no intention of stopping until he reaches his goal. Enter Matt Greaves. Slightly jaded, thirty-something, divorced, and unable to pay his tea bill on time at the school where he teaches. Greaves loves his job, but has one golden rule;never, under any circumstance, get involved romantically with one of the parents at school. Having done so, and without knowing it, his actions will see him engaged in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with an opponent with a score to settle, and who believes in total control and dominance over those around him.
With the aid of a local policeman with a penchant for going above his pay grade, and with assistance of his self-confessed nerd brother, Greaves will see not only his own life, but those of all around, him changed forever.
In a battle where there can only ever be one winner, and where the lives of many others hang in the balance, Greaves will be the only one who can try to teach his opponent the hardest of lessons. In order to win the war, sometimes self-control is not an option.
Someone had made a terrible mistake twelve years before and placed a young girl in the care of Hugh and Janet Finklestein. This child’s name was Sara. She knew nothing of her life before the Finklesteins- just that life with them was miserable- they didn’t feed her, didn’t love her, and pretty much left her to fend for herself. Sara’s life changes drastically one day when she is transported to the Land of the Keepers, a strange place where nothing is quite what it seems- and danger is around every bend. Sara is told be the Keepers that an evil group called the Garren have been causing trouble. People all over the land have been disappearing, those that are left have begun to change from loving neighbors to hate-filled, violent bullies. Sara is told that she has special powers given to her as a birthright that will help save the people of this land. What the power is exactly- they cannot tell her, but they do know that she will have to find two other children just like her to help defeat the Garren. One child has the power to control people’s minds, the other the ability to move things without touching them. The tricky part of this adventure is to find these kids with no help from the Keepers. All they can tell her is that she will know them when she sees them- all while trying to figure out what power she has. No problem- right?
The first in a series of seven books
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Intriguing historical fiction novel of Biblical and Roman times developed from a prize-winning story.
A powerful blending of stories of seekers from different walks of life who might have lived then.
Step back to Ancient Jerusalem at the time of Christ and the Roman Empire, and ask: What could a cynical, non-conformist dry-goods salesman, a disgruntled blacksmith, and a musing mendicant all have in common? The answer: Down deep, they all seek something better. But will they find the true fulfillment they are seeking?
The non-conformist, Manaheem, Herod’s foster brother, is hired by Herod to foment an insurrection against Pontius Pilate, whom he distrusts.
Manaheem recruits the blacksmith, Barabbas, to be the insurrection leader, to the dismay of Barabbas’ Godly but fearful wife (when he finally tells her).
The mendicant, an unfortunate but pensive young man named Timotheus, joins with an older beggar completely unsympathetic to his musings.
Pontius Pilate sees himself as a weak ruler, but his wife pushes him to be stronger and to even take over Herod’s territory.
Manaheem re-unites with his former wife, Claressa. In need of more money, he tries to blackmail Herod over the latter’s illicit affair, but fails. Read the book to see why.
Herod’s palace is attacked, and suspecting Pilate, he tells Manaheem to go ahead with the mission. Will the insurrection succeed? Buy the book to find out.
“Mr. Becher takes you through a wide range of emotions from beginning to end…. This is a great novel that I’m sure you will enjoy” —-Rudelle Thomas (Divine Eloquence)
(This is PART I of a trilogy. You can get the ebook now for FREE, and get the other 2 volumes later, OR you can look for the entire 3-part [one olume] edition [Of Such Is The Kingdom, A Novel of Biblical Times in 3 Parts 3rd edition, also listed here]. the choice is yours)
Intriguing historical fiction novel of Biblical and Roman times developed from a prize-winning story. A Powerful blending of stories of seekers from different walks of life who might have lived then.
Step back to Ancient Jerusalem at the time of Jesus and of the Roman Empire, and ask: What could a cynical, non-conformist dry-goods salesman, a disgruntled blacksmith, and a musing mendicant all have in common? The answer: Down deep, they all seek something better. But will they find the true fulfillment they are seeking?
The non-conformist, Manaheem, Herod’s foster brother, is hired by Herod to foment an insurrection against Pontius Pilate, whom he distrusts. Manaheem recruits the blacksmith, Barabbas, to be the insurrection leader, to the dismay of Barabbas’ Godly but fearful wife (when he finally tells her). Will the insurrection succeed?
The mendicant, an unfortunate but pensive young man named Timotheus, joins with an older beggar completely unsympathetic to his musings.
Pontius Pilate sees himself as a weak ruler, but his wife pushes him to be stronger and to even take over Herod’s territory.
Manaheem re-unites with his former wife, Claressa. In need of more money, he tries twice to blackmail Herod, losing Claressa in the process. Will he win her back?
Barabbas, also in need of more money, turns to robbery, enlisting the aid of the two beggars. Will the result be riches or disaster?
Does redemption lie ahead, and at what cost to those who find it? Amid conflicts, suspicion, and treachery within the empire, what will be the reactions of the rulers to the new sect called Christians?”
[This is the complete 3-part edition (all 3 parts in 1 volume)]
“The story has a powerful message that has clearly been displayed throughout the novel. Mr. Becher takes you through a wide range of emotions from beginning to end. ….. This is a great novel that I’m sure you will enjoy!” —–Rudelle Thomas (Divine Eloquence)
Kate Browning longs to experience a life of her own again after caring for her parents the past two years. However, her sister Heather’s escalating depression threatens to thrust Kate into the role of family caregiver once again.
Hungry for companionship, Kate begins a relationship with Frank Fetiscina, who was there when she and Heather needed him.
A part-time writer, she is offered an opportunity writing an inspiration column for the local paper by the editor, Tom Smythe. Kate is instantly attracted to him, and they begin a flirtatious and sexual relationship with no ties between them.
While Kate is on a date at the bistro with Frank one evening, Tom walks in unexpectedly. Tired of the expectations Frank places on her and the lack of commitment from Tom, Kate tells them she is done and storms out, realizing it’s time to take charge of her own life again.
Police detective, Carol Ainsworth has gone undercover to the Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC, Canada. Her job is to watch over two mafia families arriving for a wedding. Only the authorities know they are there to start a new drug cartel.
As it turns out Victoria happens to be the most haunted city in Canada and something is riling them up as a Mafioso is found hanged in his room, by of all things; a ghost.
You see, the mob are trying to enlist Satan’s aid in their current venture. Except here’s an old curse involving the first nations and the evil one.
Young boys begin disappearing and the FBI arrive to stick their noses into everything.
Agnes a crazy psychic bearing a crystal skull also shows up, claiming Carol asked her to be there.
Native spirits trapped in the sewers soon begin to merge with the drugged essences of the addicts and something new is being born.
So come visit Victoria, no longer more English than the English. Where much more than great tea is being served.