“Hungry? Or Is That the Soul That’s Grumbling?” By Bracha Goetz
…If I am trying to feed my hungry soul, no amount of food will help
Some food addictions can require serious intervention and expert help when they have reached a certain level of severity. But when it comes to less severe addictions or plain old unhealthy cravings, I’d like to suggest that there is actually a way to overcome them—and have an awesome time doing it, too.
Let’s say I was at a party (or just home alone) and feel like eating endlessly. But then, I ask myself this liberating question: Is it my body that’s hungry or my soul!…
Rebel Bushwhacker by Wally Avett on sale for 99 cent download!
Rebel Bushwhacker is based on true local incidents during the War Between the States. It takes place in the rugged Southern Appalachians where a classic “civil war” raged between Rebel partisans and Union loyalists.
Hattie June Rose finds herself in desperate times as she loses her innocence and her baby along the way, and is forced at a tender age to bury both her father and her brother. She trades sex and her native intelligence to the most notorious bushwhacker of them all, the “red-headed butcher,” Big Tobe Kirkwood, for his help in tracking down the Yankees who killed her father. Together, with his gang of Rebel Bushwhackers, they wreak havoc on Yankees and their supporters…until the day she decides to stop Tobe for good.
Wally Avett is a semi-retired realtor in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. He lives in the same little town, Murphy, sometimes compared to Mayberry, where he was editor and chief writer all though the 70’s for the weekly newspaper. Other novels include: Caney Fork (2013) and Last Bigfoot in Dixie (2014), published by BelleBooks, and Coosa Flyer, the story of ‘Professor’ Dyer of North Georgia who invented the first aircraft before the Wright Bros., published by Argus Enterprises International www.wallyavett.com
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Meet Judge Douglas McCullough, author of Sea of Greed!
May 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm Swansboro Historical Association, 502 Church Street, Swansboro, NC 28584 swansborohistoricalassn.org
Don’t pass up this opportunity to meet Judge McCullough and get a signed copy of Sea of Greed, the true story of the apprehension and prosecution of Manuel Noriega. The movie is in the works!
Bracha Goetz’s memoir Searching for God in the Garbage!
Book Review: Searching for God in the Garbage by Bracha Goetz
Bracha Goetz is the author of 36 picture books that help children grow spiritually by inspiring each uniquely beautiful soul to shine. Her new memoir about overcoming food addictions joyfully, Searching for God in the Garbage, can be found here.
Carl Watson, author of Kid Clay, will be signing books at SCBWI – Dallas Book Festival – Dallas Public Library 1515 Young Street Dallas, TX 75201 April 7, 2018 10 – 4 https://dallasbookfestival.org/ Come meet him and learn all about his great-grandfather’s life as a cowboy in the late 1800s.
QL 4 by James Garrison has been named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award
2018 Montaigne Medal! http://hofferaward.com/Montaigne-Medal-finalists.html#.Wp_4aFpMGhA
|The Montaigne Medal
Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award presents the Montaigne Medal to the most thought-provoking books. These are books that either illuminate, progress, or redirect thought. The Montaigne Medal is given in honor of the great French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, who influenced people such as William Shakespeare, René Descartes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Eric Hoffer. This is an additional distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella.
“I felt all the time he was writing about me. He knew my innermost thoughts.”
-Eric Hoffer, from his memoir, Truth Imagined
AND on top of that honor, here is Garrison’s interview with Book ‘Em Book Club – Books, Authors, and Reviews – Author Interview with Jim Garrison
Thomas E. Simmons penned The Man Called Brown Condor, the biography of John Charles Robinson, known in the media of the 1930s as The Brown Condor of Ethiopia. This is the true story of Robinson’s struggles to overcome the racial prejudice that all but closed the field of aviation to Blacks. His outstanding success in accomplishing his dream of flying, his influence toward the establishment of a school of aviation at Tuskegee Institute (there would have been no Tuskegee Airmen without him) and his courageous wartime service in Ethiopia during the Italian invasion in 1935 are brought to life.
It was during Robinson’s service to Ethiopia that he took to the air in opposition to the first Fascist invasion of what would become World War II. This remarkable American Hero may have been the first American to oppose Fascism in combat.
Come meet and get all three books — Please Say Kaddish For Me, From Silt and Ashes, and As One Must, One Can!
on March 4, 2018
This is the story of Havah, you young Jewish woman growing up in early 20th century Russia. If you’ve The Fiddler on the Roof, you might have some idea of the setting. There are some similarities to that musical. They both have themes of love that goes beyond the bounds of tradition, and they both have pogroms and expulsion as defining moments. In Ms. Wisoff-Fields’ book, though, the antisemitism is even darker and bloodier. The book is full of interesting characters, not all of them good people. All of them, though, are drawn as human, with the good people having faults and the bad redeeming qualities. OK, for the most part, those participating in the violence are only briefly seen, and there only the bad side, but for those characters that appear on more than a handful of pages, there are humanizing qualities.
Carl Watson, author of Kid Clay, will be doing a book signing at Half-Price Books, 2211 S. Cooper St., Arlington, TX April 21, 2018 1-3 PM. Come hear about the true story of Kid Clay based on his grandfather’s memoirs in which he describes his experiences as a teen cowboy during the time of the National Cattle Trail from 1880 to 1887.
From a Catholic High School (Archdiocese of Hartford, CT) in response to a Senator’s remark about “Where is God in all the tragedy in the world?”