31 Days: A Memoir of Seduction by Marcia Gloster @marciagloster

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
An experience from long ago that changed my life.

About your Book:
Marcia Gloster was a college student traveling through Europe in the summer of 1963. When she arrived in Salzburg, Austria to study at Oskar Kokoschka’s School of Vision, she envisioned a month of intensive painting, never expecting to find herself swept into a passionate affair. Nor did she imagine her lover to be a married instructor with a long history of indiscretions. Even at a young age, Marcia knew how to protect her heart. But it had never been taken by a man as overwhelming and sensual as Bill Thomson.

31 Days gives the reader a glimpse into Kokoschka’s famous, and infamous, school and paints an intimate portrait of the artists with whom she shared the seductive Salzburg nights. Two decades after WWII, she observes the tensions and mysteries of an era in flux. Above all, she exposes the naïve curiosity of a young art student willing to take chances and discover a new world of love and sensuality.

31 Days is the story of Marcia and Bill in Salzburg; 31 days that would redefine love, sex, passion, and permanence for a woman of twenty; and a month that would resonate in her life forever.

Deeply sensual, intensely vivid, and achingly beautiful 31 Days is a memoir that lives in all of us.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I wanted it to be a “book” I could hold in my hands. Now it is and it will also be an e-book. Published through The Story Plant, an independent publisher.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
It’s more personal. You’re exposing your “inner self.” You can write the same story as a novel but in a memoir you can’t mask the reality.

Author Bio:
Marcia Gloster has lived most of her life in New York City. Born in Los Angeles, she began drawing as a young child, believing even then that she would pursue a career in art.

While in college, she spent a summer studying painting at Oskar Kokoschka’s School of Vision in Salzburg, Austria. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, she hoped to continue painting while working as an assistant art director in publishing. When that proved impossible, she put aside her brushes for many years and built her career as an award-winning book designer and art director. After working for two years in London, she returned to New York, becoming a founding partner of Peartree Advertising, a boutique agency specializing in fashion.

Marcia continues to consult on marketing and graphic design for select clients. But more importantly she has returned to her first love, painting. A member of the National Association of Women Artists in New York City and Studio Montclair in New Jersey, she has exhibited her paintings in New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her first book, 31 Days: a Memoir of Seduction, is the story of her summer at Kokoschka’s school in Salzburg and will be published by the Story Plant in September 2014.

She has one daughter and lives in New York City and Verona, NJ with her husband, James Ammeen.

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It’s Not Weird Anymore: An Extraordinary True Tale by Laura Legere

Front-cover-finalWhat inspired you to write your memoir?
I should have died from a scooter accident in Mexico from a massive head injury in January of 2007. Resulting in 7 steel plates and 34 screws surgically placed in my face. Because of my healing and mental skills as well as my spiritual connections I never lost consciousness, nor did I experience any pain; not even a headache. I have very little scaring and no head injury symptoms to speak of. The magical way everything lined up, it was shown to me that it was a planned event for several important reasons. Sharing my story has entertained and helped many of my readers contemplate their own circumstances and choices and how we choose to think about our current path can make a situation better or much worse.

About your Book:
Winner of the “2011 Readers favorite Award.” “It’s Not Weird Anymore: An Extraordinary True Tale” is an eclectic soup of a love story, Match dot com, relationship, sacred sex, natural healing methods, essential oils, sound health advice, personal growth, metaphysical magick, archetypes, art, belly dancing, feng shui, spirit, wisdom, politics, and conspiracy spun together as an entertaining self-help teaching tool. www.ItsNotWeirdAnymore.com

Author Bio:
Laura Legere grew up in Virginia, left home at 18 and moved straight to the west coast where she still resides. She explored several interesting occupations, commercial fishing in Alaska, a deckhand on a cruise ship as well as tugboats. She traveled by sailboat from Hawaii to Samoa and back to Alaska before becoming a high voltage cable-splicer for a power company. Laura has led an adventurous life as you will read in her extraordinary true tale. Currently Laura’s focus of service and purpose is assisting people with healthy living, personal growth and spiritual exploration through her private practice as a massage therapist and teacher of natural healing in essential oils. She has always been a gifted networker as well as a great storyteller and loves to point people in a purposeful positive direction.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
After researching and contemplating which way to go during my writing process. Self publishing was much faster, less expensive and I stayed in control of the content and my right to my work. I had friends read it for honest feedback and I had it professionally edited before I submitted it to a self publisher. It is up to me to promote my work whether I go with a big publisher or not. I chose “OutSkirts Press” because they offered lots of marketing help, tips, etc after my book was published. I felt that they’re print books were very professional looking and I had a personal coach to talk with during the formatting, spelling and editing process.

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I Will Meet You On The Other Side by Thami

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
My tutor at seminary inspired me to write a book after he read many of my assignments. He advised me that I should start to write books.

About your Book:
It is about a boy born in South Africa and raised by a grandmother and experienced a lot of tough life during an early years of growing. He survived most of dangerous and awful situations. He used his bad experiences to survive other bad situations. The only way he knew to defeat any kind of attacks was to fight.
He lost many close people who were meaningful in his life that made his situation tougher. However, eventually he was a blessing to many individuals because he went out there to assist many who were in need and in disadvantage situations.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I did not have any publisher in mind. I therefore had to use Google to look for a publisher and it is published through Partridge Africa.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
A Memoir is a true story about the writer compared to other genres of books.

Author Bio:
I am Christian and inspirational speaker. During my free time I spend time in the gym and jogging or reading books. My favorite sport is boxing I will be doing my Honors degree next year.

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The Untimely Loss of Robin Williams by Merber Books

The_Untimely_loss_of_Robin_Williams_2One of the most loved American actors and comedians of all time, Robin Williams had the unique ability to bring laughter and tears to people at the same time.

This book contains a short biography about his life and in more detail – his recent years. As well as some life lessons that Robin Williams left us before he past away.

Get your copy now!

Targeted Age Group:: general adults

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I am a passionate writer from a small country in north Europe – Latvia. Enjoying life writing books. I could live my entire life writing what people enjoy! I work for myself and others.

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The Embankment by Martin Colclough


What inspired you to write your memoir?
To give my kids something about my childhood.

About your Book:
Record of childhood in Lancashire 1966-1976. Reflection on friends education and life.

How kids were given much longer rein and left to get into mischief in those days.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
Wanted EBook availability so chose Amazon Kindle.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
Reflecting and recording actual personal experience ‘as it was’ rather than using it to generate fictional ideas.

Author Bio:
Martin C.

Engineer, father of 2, age 52 living in Lancashire England. Author of many poems and a few Poetry Collections.

Lived and worked in USA, Middle East and Australia. Love writing when given some inspiration from walking or travelling.

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Free Book: 6 Minutes Wrestling With Life by JohnA Passaro

This book is free on these days only – 08/15/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 08/17/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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An emotionally riveting story of one wrestling family’s refusal to give up, to be able to endure tremendous emotional pain and to keep moving forward toward achieving their ultimate goal:

To care for and to cure their daughter Jessica, who as a normal 18 year old college student has suddenly been placed in a medically induced coma, and to continue to live and love life.

Without dying inside.

One, without the other is just unacceptable.

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JohnA must fight to keep living in order to keep his daughter from dying.

In every loss there is a lesson that you need to learn, and one by one when you learn the lessons they will all come together to make you a man.

Twenty-six years ago, JohnA’s goal and mission in life was to win a New York State Wrestling Championship.

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For many years it seemed like he did not get a fair exchange for his total dedication to the sport.

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The reward that you seek, may not be the reward that you receive…

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Much more than he ever knew.

When life throws you to your back, you need to know how not to get pinned, to get off of your back and pick yourself up in order to win.

The sport of wrestling provided JohnA with a much greater reward than the one that he sought – To stand on a podium for a few seconds – It provided him with a way to live life.

A belief system that he would use to help him win his ultimate battle in his life – to save his daughter and continue to love life.

A champion is not someone who won his last match of the season, a champion is the person who gives his all in attempting to do so.

What would you do if you were faced with making a choice in life between caring for your child or living and loving life?

I hope you would do what JohnA did – and choose both.

About the Author
I always knew that I would write, I just had no idea how personal my first book, “6 Minutes Wrestling with Life”, would be to me.

I love to inspire, motivate and show a different approach to dealing with or solving life’s problems through my writing.

As a former athlete and current coach, I believe that in sports there are valuable life lessons that can have a tremendous impact on a young athletes life.

I pull these life lessons out from my own experiences in sport.

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Double Happiness by Tony Brasunas

Double-Happiness-by-Tony-Brasunas-FrontCoverTony Brasunas’s award-winning debut memoir is a fascinating portrait of life in China and a groundbreaking story of coming of age in today’s era of globalization.

In a classroom in sultry Guangzhou, having never before left the United States nor taught a class on anything, armed only with a beginner’s grasp of the language, Brasunas is confronted daily by thirty-seven ninth graders in uniform. Only his intrinsic curiosity about Chinese culture and about himself drives him on, to keep trying in the tense classroom, to trust his instincts in the frenetic and dishonest street markets, and to make new friends from all walks of life.

When the school year ends, Brasunas sets off with just a backpack across the vastness of China, along the Silk Road in the north, and to the edge of ancient Tibet in the west. His rugged road brings daunting perils, unexpected romance, and wild twists of fate that transform his understanding of right and wrong, beauty and truth, suffering and happiness.

Double Happiness is a bold and inspiring journey across China and through the soul of a young American.

Targeted Age Group:: Adult

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My adventures in China transformed who I am, changed my life, and provided the inspiration for Double Happiness. When I left the US, I was 22 years old and pretty lost; I didn’t know who I was. I went to China, somewhere I was completely isolated and alone, and through a year of teaching and traveling throughout the country I learned ways to be the person I’ve always wanted to be, and to find happiness — to find a way to be a happy person — that I didn’t know existed. When I returned, I was inspired to share the experience with others in the hope that the lessons I learned would be of use to others. I finally decided to write a book. If Double Happiness reaches other people, if it reaches even one person, who through reading this story learns a little more about how to be happy, that we don’t have to suffer, and that we’re meant to be ourselves, to be who we already are, to come awake and come alive — the book will have achieved its goals.

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Genre: Humor, Self-Help Inner Child,

Hot for Teacher

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have sex with your young teachers is high school? The opportunities to have sex with my teachers presented themselves to me numerous times. It started when I was in the 10th grade.
Several of my teachers in high school were young women who had just finished ‘teachers’ training. Ours was the first class they had taught for a full school year. The young teachers were about six years older than their students.
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All of the boys thought it was cool having this kind of personal relationship with the teachers.
Some of the teachers gave private sex lessons to the more mature male students. I was not advanced or mature enough to be given lessons, but had lots of personal contact and inappropriate discussions with our young female teachers.
Was what we did with our teachers wrong or harmful? I don’t believe that I suffered any emotional or psychological harm because of the inappropriate behavior of our young female teachers. However, I am in therapy.
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Genre: Memoir, Travel, Spiritual Awareness

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On a random Thursday morning, with nothing to lose and only a dream to gain, Molly McCord decides to move to Paris, France to follow the courageous call of her heart. She arrives in a city she has never visited before and where she knows no one, yet she trusts her ability to figure it out because her adventurous life has prepared her for this biggest of leaps. She carries the wisdom of Solitude, Strength, Style, Flexibility, Heart, Endurance, and Grace in her non-matching luggage collection.

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Free Book: Malcolm X – The Life Changing Lessons And Story Of Malcolm X by Anthony Taylor

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Discover The Life Changing Lessons And Story Of Malcolm X!

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Malcolm X has been known to be a spirited Muslim minister who stood up for the rights of the black people and indicted the white people for their crimes against the black Americans. Although he knew that the course he set would be filled with sacrifices and was often accused for advocating racial discrimination, he continued to express the people’s frustration about inequality. This paved the way for equal opportunity. His story is filled with life lessons that will surely serve as an inspiration to people who would like continue or follow his ways in abolishing racism throughout the world.

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