RH Lewis will be presenting at AMIKIDS Space Coast Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from noon – 3 pm. He will be speaking about the characters and messages in his books, especially the upcoming YA novel, Missing Pieces (release date April 2, 2019). In addition, every member of the audience will receive a ‘dream’ and an ‘E.I.E.I.O. (Encourage, Inspire, Empower, Invest, and Overcome)’ card with Lewis’ contact information. To learn more about AMIKIDS: www.amikids.org. RH Lewis is published by Clear Fork Publishing and represented by Loiacono Literary Agency.
Loiacono Literary Agency takes on Chuck Gleason’s two romance novels!
Yes, Gleason is ninety years old and writing love stories at a prodigious rate. He started dating his wife, Janet, in 1945 when they were just fifteen. They were married in 1950 and are still in love over sixty-eight years later!
Chuck achieved business success selling life insurance. His speech, “Are You Running Your Business or is Your Business Running You?” has been delivered in twenty-seven states and seven foreign countries. Anyone who can achieve pin-drop silence in an audience of over 5,000 knows how to tell a story.
The couple retired to Dahlonega, Georgia in 2003. Chuck began writing at age eighty. He has had four traditionally published novels: Collision Course, Fired Angels, Widow, and Mystery Daughter.
They have two children, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His motto is: “If you marry your best friend, you’ll have a wonderful life.”
Represented by Jeanie Loiacono, Loiacono Literary Agency
Shy Spencer falls in love with the high school beauty, June. When June’s parents are both killed in a car accident, Spencer steps up and invites June to live with his family for the balance of her high school years.
Spencer’s love for June deepens. However, June only sees Spencer as a kind, shy person, and definitely not her type.
Upon graduation, Spencer joins the Marines and becomes a confident person, winning a Silver Star for gallantry.
Will June ever recognize the amazing loving husband Spencer would make?
Norm is abandoned by both parents; his mother in the middle of the night, and his father by leaving him on the doorstep of his grandmother’s home. She immediately takes in the child she’d never known to care and love him as no other. As he grows up, a series of women use and misuse him, then the only female he had ever trusted, his grandmother, dies.
Hurt and filled with mistrust, Norm moves to a small college town in Georgia where he meets another lost soul, Jamie, a preacher’s kid. Having gotten herself pregnant at sixteen, she is banished from her home by her intolerant preacher father, but not alone. Unable to bear the thought of her daughter and unborn grandchild on the streets, her mother gathers all their things and together they forge a new life.
Then God’s puzzle pieces fall together and Jamie and Norm connect. Will they accept each other’s faults and past mistakes? Will true love rule the day?
From reworked fairy tales to moody quasi-emo (and boderline abusive) love stories, and empowering epics about feminine perseverance, books have a lot of knowledge embedded into their narratives to offer to a 16-year-old girl that is beginning their quest of maturing into a world full with challenges to throw at them.
Searching for God in the Garbage is a coming-of-age memoir about a Harvard grad searching for the purpose of life and actually finding it – what a joy!
The finest books to meditate on the finite experience called Life.
What is life? What is life’s purpose? Why are we here? What are we meant to do? Does it even have a point? These are questions that have plagued most people during their lifetimes, in their most silent and contemplative moments.
Has anyone found a definitive answer to them? No, but some found enough insight to actually determine what to do with their lives. If such insight is what you look for, here are the best books to reflect about life.
From an Amazon reviewer of Searching for God in the Garbage: If anyone had it all, it was Joanne Singer. Attractive, intelligent, popular, Harvard grad, headed for greatness. So why was she obsessed with being thinner, more popular, especially with boys? Obsessions that took over her life. This important book is for anyone who is trying to find their way back to a place of equilibrium, to restore themselves to a life of real meaning.
Not much thought is given as to how devastating the Civil War was on the home front, especially to the females who had to do the men’s work when they went off to war. But what of the children who were orphaned?
Sixteen-year-old Sadie Penwell witnesses her parents’ murders at the hands of Confederate Bushwhackers in rural Missouri in 1863. Driven by revenge, she cuts her hair, puts on her Pa’s clothes, and joins the Union Army. Having blessedly been taught how to handle a gun, Sadie is immediately assigned to General Sherman as a sharpshooter. After being stalked by an obsessed neighbor, losing friend after friend, the psychological torture of kill or be killed, and experiencing the battle of Resaca, she realizes no one truly wins in war.
A story of courage, determination, patriotism… and glory lost.
Joyce Shaughnessy has published five books in the last seventeen years. The first three — A Healing Place, Blessed Are the Merciful, and The Unsurrendered — are romantic historical fiction based upon the Dust Bowl in the Great Depression and WWII in the Pacific. They reflect her love of history and historical fiction. A children’s book, Mr. Grumpy Lizard Meets the Giggling Girls, is based on her four granddaughters, which her husband illustrated. And most recently, she participated in a round-robin fantasy novel, Gryffon Master. She is represented by Jeanie Loiacono.
Our age group may be the last to understand the sacrifices that were made so that we could live in freedom.
God Bless America!
This is a very touching video, actually a piece of film that has been made into a video, this is one that is NOT Photo-shopped, it’s real.
Notice in the opening shot of the plane landing on the carrier deck the gunner’s position is all shot to hell while the pilot’s cockpit ahead of it is undamaged.
Later on, notice the corpsman taking a fingerprint of the deceased gunner, before the film continues, then shows the chaplain saying final prayers, followed by taps, then the sailors push the aircraft and this patriotic airman over the side and watch it sink into the sea.
THIS WAS REAL!
This is what 18-year-old “kids” were doing in 1944.
No safe spaces, no hurtful unthinkable remarks that they couldn’t cope with, just dying for their country.
This 2-minute video is pretty moving. Worth your while. “What actually made this country great is ordinary guys like this doing extraordinary things.”
This is not to say that our contemporary military does not do an incredibly outstanding job — no! They are what keeps us from invasion and the whole world safe. I can sleep at night knowing they are awake and battle ready. God bless all the Armed Services, Law Enforcement, ICE, Fire Fighters, First Responders, and medical facilities who put their lives on the line for US/U.S. Thank you!
Thirty years is an important milestone for females, it is when the time goddess tells her clearly that it is time to let go of the games played in her twenties and get real serious, real fast.
For a female that’s going through this time there are a few specific gifts to give them that will brighten their day and put a shining smile on that face, and, like with almost anything else, you can find out those gifts for 30-year-old females on Amazon.
Fact: college kids are stressed. 20-year-old female college students are arguably even more stressed out. Having to deal with classes, relationships, and the trials and tribulations of social college life… It’s exhausting just thinking about it, now imagine living it.
A gift they might appreciate during this period of time is definitively one that gives her a break, and Amazon knows what that might be.