Want to make money creating videos? Do you consider yourself creative? Are you serious about starting a creative business? Author Brien Lee has spent 40 years creating corporate videos, video tributes for industry leaders and family and friends, major meeting extravaganzas, and documentaries. In this book he shares everything he learned about running a creative video business, from getting business, writing and creating videos, growing a business, and the care and feeding of clients and co-workers. This is a book where Brien lays bare the lessons he has learned, and the way he survived 40 years in the business and the founding and operating of three separate companies. He shares his methods and techniques that led he and his compadres to major success, and confessed his failures (and the lessons learned) as well. The book includes samples of scripts, proposals, timelines, and actual videos. He offers links to additional helpful resources, equipment, and free video library sources. And he does it all in a breezy, anecdotal style. This is an honest book.
Brien details the keys to success, but shares some real life failures, and what he learned from them, as well. If you have ever considered using your creative talents to make money, this book is for you. The book covers 5 main “super topics”, each carrying many chapters on the subject. These include:
MINDSET: Examining what it takes to run a business, and deal with the challenges a creative business represents
THE BASICS: The basics of both the business and creative aspects of a Video Biz.
YOUR BUSINESS MATURES: Once you hit your stride, you will need to grow the business. Learn the various ways to create growth, and the new challenges growth brings.
REAL LIFE INSIGHTS: Anecdotes from the Author’s Life that represent various successes, failures, and the lessons learned.
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: Sample proposal, budget, schedule, listing of web resources, listing of suggested audio, video, and picture libraries, and links to samples accompanied by case histories from the author’s career.
You’ll also gain access to a private facebook group where you can discuss your issues with the author and fellow producers.
Middle grade school adventure.
Emily is in her second year at West End Academy, struggling to come to terms with her brother Robbie’s near fatal road accident and her increasingly distant mother. Everything around her is changing and so is she. The behaviour of little Jacob Gilbert whom Emily vowed to protect is leaving her feeling worthless and a failure. She is racked by guilt and self-doubt but begins to discover her identity and strength she never knew she had.
The arrival of new teachers at school, with a very different way of teaching, inject laughter, encouragement for Emily and her small group of friends, struggling with the onset of their teenage years.
While lost on an hilarious, school camping trip, the small group are forced to come face to face with their worst fears – but how will they cope with the reality?
Discover How To Start Your Own Business!
Although it took me a few years to build, I was able to go from making tens of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars while continuing to work a full-time job. This book is all about equipping you to take your side business (or “side hustle”) to the next level. From finding gyms/fields to figuring out how to obtain more clients, for some of you, this book is your last attempt at making it work. The good news is that you have come to right place. There is a great short story entitled “3 Feet From the Gold” by Napoleon Hill that tells the story of an ambitious man who went out to strike it rich during the gold rush. However, the man quickly became frustrated by his lack of results and decided to sell off his claim. He would later find out that his claim was indeed lucrative, and he was only 3 feet from the gold before he quit! The moral of the story? Don’t give up. I know you are working hard – trust me, I’ve been there. So instead of giving up, stay motivated and get going. You may only be 3 feet from the gold.
Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…
- How to Get Started
- Find the Right Gym/Field
- Insurance and Banking
- Website Development
- How to Find Clients
- Logos and Branding
- And More…
If you have a hobby that involves sports training and you think that you could turn it into a thriving and successful business, then get a copy of Answer The Call and see how it can be done.
When Julia Ballard meets Kelly Nichols, she believed he was the man of her dreams. Julia’s best friend has doubts, and her investigation into Nichols’s life encourages her suspicions. Despite Jessica’s warnings, Julia is convinced he is sincere and cares for her. Nichols is hiding secrets from a legacy he cannot escape, and Julia is the key to a sinister plan. When two homicide detectives combine forces to search for a serial killer, it becomes a race to see who accomplishes their goal first.
Clarence Flannery was luckier than most men his age to discover his life’s ambition, particularly in the unpredictable years just following the Civil War. Born with an unmatched skill to play pool, he left his home in Kansas when he turned twenty-six and traveled throughout the Southwestern United States to make his mark as a legendary pool hustler, with every intention of amassing a fortune in the process.
Clarence needed help for both support and protection, and recruited James Skinner as his partner, along with nine other highly-skilled pool players to assist him in his quest.
Wanting to be included in the same sentence as Attila the Hun and Alexander the Great, Clarence changed his name to Hustle Henry, Skinner became the Cue-Ball Kid, and the eleven men would go down in history as The Hole-in-the-Table-Bunch, known far and wide for hustling wannabe pool sharks out of their life savings.
All goes to plan and life has a rosy and profitable outlook, but Henry and his men want more than what pool halls and saloons offer, so they decide to challenge the more affluent clientele on a riverboat.
Initially, the venture proves profitable, but the millionaire tycoon and owner of the fleet of riverboats, takes exception, and intends to bring down the Bunch and thrust Henry and The Kid into a life of destitution.
Taking along the Kid’s girlfriend, Penelope Henderson, the Kid and Henry flee to South America – where there will be a final showdown…
Hustle Henry and the Cue-Ball Kid is a fiction work of Western humor with an interesting and amusing cast of characters.
|Chicago Homicide Inspector Aaron Randall faces his toughest case while dealing with doubts about his career and the potential of a romantic relationship. Jared Prescott, a Heisman Trophy winner and Vice President of a large and respected pharmaceutical company, is found murdered at a seedy motel. The investigation uncovers multiple suspects with multiple motives. When the body of his close friend and informant is found stabbed to death in a deserted alley, followed by the murders of two women, Randall suspects a conspiracy. Randall is hamstrung during the investigation by pressure from the commissioner down the chain of command because the president of the pharmaceutical company, anxious for resolution to Jared Prescott’s murder, is a close friend with a Senator whose sights are set on the Oval Office.|
Do you or someone you know have dishes stacked in the sink for days, kick things out of the way to make it to the bathroom, or can’t swing a dead cat without hitting piles of clutter? I have written a semi-autobiographical account of a reformed messy mom who was too overwhelmed, overworked and exhausted to keep a tidy home. Here are some tips and simple fixes for folks who need help. A quick and simple read. eBook on Amazon only $.99.
A two-story collection from the World of Strangers and Pilgrims.
FIRST: What happens when darkness and malcontent come between two friends.
SECOND: Jonah, a known assassin, escapes a prison transport in search of the one who had set him up on his last job. He needs to find who is responsible before he is recaptured.
Book 3 in erotic Paranormal Romance series – Circle of the Red Scorpion
Dawned, Book 3 – is the love story that started it all and the prequel to the series.
Deep in the forest, Broderick Devereaux found her so unexpectedly and was instantly mesmerized.
He was the dark, handsome stranger Elise Munro dreamed of but never thought she’d find.
Putting Solomon in prison became Broderick’s obsession as his relationship with his wife imploded.
Broderick and Elise loved each other but was their love enough?
Book 2 in erotic Paranormal Romance series – Circle of the Red Scorpion
AVENGED, Book 2 – is the shocking conclusion of Drake and Ebony’s story.
Drake and Ebony are living the life they both dreamed of until Ebony vanishes.
As Solomon initiates his daring plan, Drake, his father Broderick and the Circle of the Red Scorpion race against time to find Ebony and stop the Rogue vampire from destroying Drake’s life.
A fierce battle between the two factions comes to a surprising end, and the shocking conclusion of Avenged brings Broderick to his knees. Can his team help him stop the new menace threatening to destroy the world?
Book 1 in the erotic Paranormal Romance series – Circle of the Red Scorpion
Drake Devereaux was haunted by a tragedy in his past until Ebony Jordan.
Drake and Ebony meet by chance and forge an unforgettable connection. As their relationship heats up, Drake realizes he’s falling in love. Instead of embracing it, he allows his fear to drive him away from the one woman who can heal him. After months of being apart, Ebony’s attempt to reach out to Drake ends with a heartbreaking discovery and an unexpected accident that nearly ends her life. Faced with another tragedy, Drake finds out what is truly important.
As Drake and Ebony plan a life together, Solomon Blackwell, a Rogue vampire plots to possess her and shatter their love forever.
A literary historical novel set in London 1860, where soon-to-be-widowed Adelaide Hadley seeks to stave of the suffocation of genteel poverty in a patriarchal world of contradictions, culture and corruption.
Fly, Lily, Fly explores the life of a young girl forced to face the harsh realities of a life filled with divorce, mental illness, poverty, chaos and uncertainty. Longing for love and acceptance, Lily creates a world a whimsy and make-believe. As Momma cycles from the depths of depression to the fevered highs of mania, Lily holds on for dear life and prays to sprout wings and fly away.
Destiny is a powerful epic with love stories, battles, testimonies, drama, politics, history, and even humor.
The sweeping family saga spans four centuries.
Inspired by true stories.
For the past twenty-five years supernatural beings have been kidnapped on Earth and otherworldly realms. The Facility imprisons them & experiments on them for the sole purpose of creating a super-warrior. A weapon of mass destruction.
But ten years ago, their super-warrior Pandora escaped, bringing down the walls and freeing all the other experiments, residents. Now Pandora’s only mission is vengeance, to annihilate The Facility and everyone involved for the pain and torture of all the residents.
In order to do so, Pandora must recruit the Elite Warriors, demons from the Underworld to aid in taking down the one’s behind this atrocity.
AWAKENED BY BLOOD- Book 1 of the Blood Series
A rogue vampire is targeting young women, murdering anyone who gets in his way. The Alliance, police force made up of hybrids, vampires and human warriors monitor the supernatural population are currently hunting this vampire. Determined to end his deadly rampage.
The feisty Dr. Sofia Pierce crosses paths with one of their own, a lethal vampire-hybrid Gage Gallegos, nicknamed Lucifer. He is one of the leaders & founders of The Alliance.
Now the killer is getting bolder, he ordered a mass murder of almost thirty women. The Alliance realizes Sofia may be in danger because they discover that the killer has been tracking Gage.
But why the killer has tracked Gage for the past one-hundred-fifty years is what’s disturbing.
And now Sofia and Gage are set on a path of discovery. They are forced to learn things about each other’s past that could tear them apart or bind them forever.
But they will have a fight ahead of them as their world begins to unravel.
Will her past catch up with her?
When Amelia Bailey moved to Cape Charles she fell in love with the beautiful small town. But what none of the residents know is that she’s in hiding from some people she wished she’d never met. People who want revenge and will do whatever is necessary in order to get it. Unable to trust anyone, she keeps everyone at a distance. Then Liam walks into her life, and try as she might, she can’t help her feelings of attraction toward him.
Liam Miller is a first-class criminal law attorney. But he’s reached a point in his life where he wants to step back and reevaluate things. So he takes a break from his job and agrees to help a friend whose construction company is doing some work in Cape Charles. While there he meets a woman who not only intrigues him, but attracts him more than any woman ever has.
Liam can sense that something is frightening her, but he has no clue what it is. Then not one but two bombs are deployed, and the only connection between them is Amelia. Soon Liam learns that she’s running for her life. Someone wants her dead. But he’s determined to protect her.
Content Warning: Contains adult language and explicit sex
Reincarnation in a Nutshell explains the argumentation and logic for reincarnation, it reveals how reincarnation takes place and it presents the evidence. It is a book based on spiritual science and it is not religious. It argues why the one-life theory is unsustainable and it explains why we are not identical to our physical body. Our consciousness survives the death of the body and after some time it reincarnates. The book also presents the master plan of life.
Z.O.S. is a memoir about Sex Blood Money and the CIA in Southeast Asia. Kay Merkel Boruff tells the story from her perspective of wife and widow of a Air America pilot killed during covert operations in Laos. She takes the reader there as only one who has been there can. You experience the highs, understand the efforts to escape the constant fear of the dangerous reality these American heroes face daily, feel the anguish of her loss and the isolation of the “zone of silence” she is required to live in for the rest of her life.
Kay Merkel Boruff, as a teacher at The Hockaday School 1973-2010, studies with Naomi Shihab Nye, Li-Young Lee, Tim O’Brien, Madeleine L’Engle, and Robert Olen Butler. She unveils the Air America Memorial at UTD with CIA Director William Colby. Armed with the philosophy “Carpe Diem,” she attends Burning Man and climbs Wayna Pichhu, chasing another adventure in her “zone of silence.”
“…an utterly compelling and smartly written tale of the Viet-Nam War and its aftermath.” –Robert Olen Butler, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize A Good Scent from a Scared Mountain.
Whilst dealing with a chaotic home life, Emily is having to adjust to life at her new comprehensive school. Her new school is noisy and she feels lonely and isolated from friends she left behind at her old school. She becomes friends with young Aled, a boy who is sensitive and bullied. When Aled is found dead, Emily blames herself. Emily hopes her big brother will look after her, but Robbie has problems of his own. How will she cope? The incidents portrayed are accurate representations of school life in 21st century and based on the author’s personal experiences of helping young people cope with the stresses and challenges of school. Through the medium of the story, self-help tips show how even the most traumatic experiences can be overcome. Emily provides a shining example for all 11-14 year old pupils of how to cope with what life throws.
Zak can see ghosts and talk to spirits from long ago. While on holiday in the seaside town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Zak discovers the tormented spirit of the Victorian Lady Agapantha Claypole. With the guidance of the ancient wizard, Osran and the spirit that lives in the fountain of knowledge, Zak strives to set free the tormented soul of Lady Claypole. Zak’s investigation triggers a series of events that will take him on a terrifying ride to set right past wrongs and smooth the spectral journey of Lady Claypole to a better place of peace and eternal happiness.A must read for all those who love a spooky tale or the Harry Potter series.
- This second Zackery Grimm adventure sees Zak and his young cousin, Amelie enjoying an idyllic holiday in and around the seaside town of Whitby; a place steeped in myths, folklore and legend.
Amelie meets the strange Billy Peanut and the even odder twins, Pearl and Boyd. But is there something even weirder about these people – do they even exist?
Zak is forced to use his mystical powers, guided by his guardian, the powerful wizard, Osran when Amelie suddenly disappears whilst out riding on the North York moors.
With his connection to the spirit world, Zak’s enhanced senses enable him to discover the reason for her disappearance, which is connected to mythical creatures of the sea and to embark on a hair-raising quest to rescue her.
Full of drama, suspense and adventure, this book will appeal to a wide readership, especially young teens and fans of the mysterious and spooky.
Matthew Abuelo’s Forever Turn the Midnight Carousel is a head-spinning depiction of harshest reality in New York City. Reading his sequence of poetry and stories is like “visiting the world of the forgotten.” In subway tunnels, psychiatric wards, and single occupancy rooms are individuals depicted in such brutal honesty by Abuelo that the reader cannot turn away or forget. Those of us fortunate enough to live “ordinary lives with ordinary fears” won’t easily file away this writer’s images-a “shut-in” dreading an eviction notice, a depressed tenant conceding “the instinct to survive but with no will to live,” a suicidal pedestrian for whom no cab stops. Forever Turn the Midnight Carousel is poetic recognition of lives cordoned off from meaning by urban excess and corruption. Through his searing poems and unflinching narratives, Mathew Abuelo speaks for those who know “the voice can become a severed limb.” His stark reminder of desperation just up the block or down the hallway is a jolting call for compassion.
—Judith Austin Mills, author of Accidental Joy: a streak of poetry, and the Texas Revolution trilogy How Far Tomorrow, Those Bones at Goliad and The Dove Shall Fly
Makenna Grace Gold is just your average 12-year-old girl. That is, until she is told that she must protect her newborn brother and sister to safeguard the future of the world. Armed with a mysterious weapon, three Fairy mentors, and a wisecracking earthworm named Fluffy, Makenna must battle the forces of evil and became a defender for hope. Can Makenna truly be ‘The Virago’?
Fifteen-year-old Kendra Sibley is suicidal. Her frantic mother, Helen admits her to a posh psychiatric hospital near Philadelphia. They both quickly discover that instead of getting her the help she needs, they have placed her in harm’s way. Helen reaches out to her best friend and journalist/writer, Madison Blythe, Kendra’s godmother. Madison and Kendra are soon pitted against the controlling and corrupt Dr. Victor Aiken, putting both their lives at risk. Can Madison use her resourcefulness to save both of them before Aiken’s Haven becomes their final resting place?
Selina was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Selina learned to trust God more and his word. She was introduced to eating the herbs and meditation after chemotherapy almost killed her. Change of mind, family support, and change of lifestyle helped her heal. Now she is a Public speaker who encourages other people to be strong and eat the herbs/ vegetables and organic food.
St Patrick is the most well-known saint in the world. Mention his name, and many people think of St Patrick’s Day parades, parties, and green beer, or leprechauns and four-leaf clovers decorating office cubicles and classroom walls, with everyone wearing green for good luck. But when you get past all the revelry, you’re left with the question: Who was St Patrick, the man? Magnus Sucatus Patricius was born to a wealthy family of minor Romano-British nobility. Captured by the Scotti (the Irish) when he was sixteen, he endured six years of slavery before making his way to home and freedom. He eventually returned to minister to the people who had enslaved him. This young man of nobility and property foreswore everything—life, birthright, comfort, and home—to serve God. There were several attempts on his life and on his person, but he survived them all. Thanks to his writing, his is the one authentic voice we have from fifth-century Britain. Open the pages of Magnus Patricius: The Remarkable Life of St Patrick, the Man, and walk in his humble footsteps through slavery, freedom, marriage and fatherhood, and a ministry built on the practical expression of Christian faith and love.
In Harry Heron: No Quarter, Harry Heron and his best friend Ferghal O’Connor are cadets at Fleet College, eager to master their skills in preparation for commissioning to a ship. They’ve barely stepped foot on campus when they realize they’re targeted and sabotaged at every turn, but this doesn’t stop them from exuberant participation in the Sailing Regatta, the Gun Run, and the usual flirtations and hijinks of college life. Meanwhile, the Consortium, supporting the Johnstone Group, does everything in its power to keep them from testifying at an enquiry to expose Johnstone’s questionable research practices that nearly killed Harry in their secret laboratory on the planet Pangaea. No quarter given, none asked, Harry and Ferghal overcome every obstacle with youthful vigor and optimism, intelligence and training, and prove valuable to the Fleet as junior officers of the NECS Leander in the ongoing struggle against the Consortium.
A freak accident on board the HMS Spartan during a sea battle with the French navy in 1804 catapults Midshipman Harry Heron and his shipmates Ferghal O’Connor and Danny Gunn four hundred years into the future, landing them on the NECS Vanguard, flagship of the World Treaty Organisation Fleet. While Captain Blackwood and Major Heron sort out the mystery and determine whether the young men are alive or dead, Harry and his friends are faced with the challenge of learning new roles aboard a spaceship. Just as they have found their footing, they are called upon to assist the Fleet in a rescue mission on the planet Pangaea, giving them the opportunity to prove that their unique skills from the past are still very relevant in the far distant future.
In Harry Heron: Savage Fugitive, Book 4 of the Harry Heron Adventure Series, Harry and Ferghal lead a band of fugitives of the Fleet in a battle against the Consortium on Planet Lycania inhabited by the very canine-like Canids.
There are three things you need to know about Harry Heron and Ferghal O’Connor:
1.) Born in the late 1700s, they catapulted through time and space from the gun deck of the HMS Spartan during a sea fight with the French in 1804 to the starship NECS Vanguard in 2204.
2.) Best friends since their boyhood in Ireland, they’re smart, savvy, and fearless, as loyal to each other as they are to the British Royal Navy and the North European Confederation Fleet.