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Spiritual Verse Today Volume 1 God's Light
Recently Published Authors
“I retired in 2011 with the idea that I would start to write again. I’d sit down with paper and pen and just couldn’t get into a flow. I immersed myself in my garden where the colors and patterns of each season slowly erased my former life of cubicles and someone else’s deadlines. The seasons passed with their own deadlines, the garden expanded, but when I sat down at a blank paper the words just didn’t come.
Then one day I started writing again. Simple as that. Well, not so simple. I logged over fifty revisions as I crafted and wordsmithed and proofread. But the characters flowed and the story was there. I published my first novel, Returning Souls, in February 2018. It’s the story of a woman who embarks on the journey of a lifetime after a near-death experience, and discovers her second chance at her own life. I’m working on a sequel, hopefully to be published in late 2018 – early 2019.“ —Ernestine Colombo, Author
“I write because I have to. Ever since the age of six, I have been driven to write.
What do I write? I write everything! I just can’t fit into one category.
People might ask me: “If you’ve been writing all of your life, why haven’t I heard from you before?”
Well, the truth is you might have and didn’t know it.” —Pamela Jean Horter-Moore, Author
Heart Mind Belly
Points on a Map of Self-Discovery
Imagine standing on the edge of a platform built upon the words you use to express your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. From this stage, you will into dive into a body of possibility, leaving life as you perceived it to map the points of your life with a fresh insight. Learn to appreciate a balanced life through the authentic emotions of your heart, the dispassionate thoughts of your mind, and the gut instincts of your belly. Living in the fullness of your three centers will ignite a self-curiosity.
The power of the words you choose for your life stories are key to what keeps you from, or paves your way, for a joyful life of possibilities. The journey is not a sprint, but rather a purposeful pursuit of a living contentment
Consider applying the method shared on these pages to your own life as you travel along on another’s quest for self-discovery. Say yes to the adventure of making sense of the world. Explore ways to clear the heart, mind, and belly centers of the old, toxic stories that keep you paralyzed. Let your three centers show you how to move away from “doing” into an engaged state of “being.” Once you experience living through each of your centers, you cannot undo it. To know yourself adds courage to your platform.
The author shares her stories of challenge and growth as her heart, mind, and belly revealed their gifts. Her book calls on you to reflect upon your own journey of self-discovery to be whole, complete and free. Be willing to open yourself to encounter the essence of your three centers. www.carolynjvalenzuela.com
Lily Tanzer is a native Texan, born and raised in Austin. Always intrigued by human behavior, she earned a degree in Psychology from the University of Texas in 1985. At the age of twenty six, she welcomed a renegade dog into her life who further extended her studies in behavior – human and canine.
This furry soulmate, Keisha, introduced her to the subtleties (and sometimes dramas) of life with a dog and inspired Lily to chronicle her experiences in her first book Travels with the Doggie Lama.
Lily continues to be enamored with her four-legged family members and has been delighted to learn of the rich, often secret, lives of her canine friends. She has come to understand that every dog has a story; a story that is meaningful and filled with the only thing that really matters in life: love (and maybe a few giggles).
The valiant and history-making adventures of Lily’s Maltese/Pekingese can be enjoyed in the upcoming series: The Adventures of General Darci. This series offers a behind-the-scenes look at how WWII was really won. Lily suspects Darci may have been involved in other international conflicts, too.
While Darci rids the world of malevolent dictators, Juno, Lily’s Corgi-mix rescue, shares her entertaining adventures with the strong-willed and musically gifted Gabbie Gafflegoose, in a soon-to-revealed series of children’s books.
Lily currently resides in southern California with her husband and two dogs. Her goal is to own just enough dogs to fill the house to capacity (without forcing her husband to relocate). She would love to hear from you about your own Doggie Lamas and the stories they tell. Lily Tanzer
Editors and Book Design
Kate & Joseph Ross Angelella
“In 2015, J.R. and his wife, the writer Kate Angelella, launched Angelella Editorial–a full-service, craft-based editing agency, providing professional, in-depth and honest critiques to writers across multiple platforms. AE specializes in editing Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult and Literary fiction as well as genre fiction, including: Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller and Crime fiction.”-Angelella Editorial
Book Cover Design
Debbie O’Byrne, self-taught graphic designer, has spent the last 7 years building a portfolio of designs that have helped authors and business grow and expand their reach. With hundreds of spectacular book covers, logos, infographics, workbooks—pretty much anything that a potential reader or client can see—she creates designs that stand out above traditionally published books and bring attention to businesses and entrepreneurs. With today’s technology, the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover” has been thrown out the window—a book’s cover is the first thing potential readers see. She creates stunning designs that will pull readers in and draw their attention immediately. Her experience in the self-publishing industry has lent years of invaluable insight in a fast-growing movement.
Debbie, born and raised in Minnesota, has mastered the art of bringing kindness and a warm personality to all her clients worldwide. As an art admirer and with a passion for design, she isn’t satisfied until you are. As Chief Designer for her father’s start-up company, Jetlaunch LLC, she has been instrumental in growing the business through customer satisfaction and a remarkable portfolio.
Debbie recently spent almost two years traveling the US with her husband and young son, exploring pristine forests, remote desserts, rugged mountains and everything in between. Drawing insight from these travels helped fuel her passion for design. Now able to work full-time from home (or anywhere) she offers clients ‘round-the-clock availability as well as the utmost personal attention. You can reach her through the Jelaunch website, or directly at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
JETLAUNCH is a family business that welcomes you as part of that family. Chris is the owner, his daughter Debbie is the cover designer, and his niece Rae handles project management. Together, they’ll design a beautiful and professional-looking book for you, and even help you get it published on Amazon or anywhere else you want.
Editor and Author
Bill Worth is retired on Maui after a 30+ year career as a newspaper editor (in Ohio and Maui) and a 13-year career as a Unity minister.
In retirement he edits manuscripts for a book publisher and has published two novels and a non-fiction book on Amazon. The novels are “House of the Sun: A Metaphysical Novel of Maui,” and “The Hidden Life of Jesus Christ: A Memoir.” The non-fiction book is “Outwitting Multiple Sclerosis: How Forgiveness Helped Me Heal My Brain By Changing My Mind.” He is working on a sequel to his Maui novel, tentatively titled “The Forbidden Island.” –Bill Worth, Editor and Author http://billworthbooks.com
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