New Book – Co-authored by Amelia Painter – Just Released

Just released and available on Amazon.com and other retail book stores.

When animal rights advocate Lee Youde asked Amelia to co-author this memoir, she realized it was slightly out of her writing genre, but after giving it great thought, she realized that it wasn’t out of her comfort zone.  Afterall, there had been any number of dogs in her life.  It wasn’t until months after saying, “yes,” that she realized how healing the project was in her own personal life.

At the beginning of the writing relationship with the owner of Phantom, her son was seriously ill battling melanoma skin cancer, and she often found it hard to concentrate, but as she worked with Lee Youde, her co-author, she began to recall memories of her son and his dog Heidi. (Heidi was a doberman pincher stray that followed her son home one day and ultimately became his closest friend, playmate and protector.)

The entire process of working on this story became a labor of love for both the authors, each for their own personal reasons.  The result is a heartfelt and inspiring story of the rescue of a homeless German Shepherd that local authorities had placed a shoot-to-kill order on because she had taken-up residence near a state highway and often sat under the guard rail of a bridge sunning herself — a potentially dangerous situation for both motorists and the dog.

Dog lovers of all ages will enjoy this memoir as it tells the rescue story in detail.  At just $6.95 it can be purchased on Amazon.com.

Free Travel E-book from Avalon Travel

The 2012 Republican National Convention is scheduled for Aug. 27-30, 2012 in Tampa Bay, Flordia, and the 2012 Democratic National Convention for Sept. 4-6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thousands of delegates will pour in to these cities, for the presidential conventions in the next few weeks.

Moon Travel Guides, published by Avalon Travel, hopes to make it a little easier for delegates and their families to enjoy the convention cities during time off by offering free downloadable e-book copies of “Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg” and “Moon Charlotte.”

The good news for our readers is the e-books are also free to visitors not attending the conventions! They available for download until the end of September.

Download them at the Apple iBookstore, barnesandnoble.com, the Amazon Kindle store, and the Sony Reader Store.

*Please note that the Sony Store is only carrying Moon Charlotte.


Cookbook from Fort Madison, Iowa, Innkeepers

Available from the Authors

Our Mothers' Recipes: From the Innkeepers at Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn and Studios (Over 100 recipes and 57 pages), $9.00 per copy - includes shipping.

Purchase Directly from the Authors by calling (319) 372-6842

 

Our Mothers’ Recipes: From the Innkeepers at Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn and Studios (Over 100 recipes and 57 pages), $9.00 per copy – includes shipping.

To purchase by mail, make check payable to Dr. B. Marie Brady-Whitcanack, then send to:

Dr. B. Marie Brady-Whitcanack
422 Avenue F
Fort Madison, IA 52627
(319)372-6842

Book Review: Inbound Marketing

Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs by Brian Halligan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good book for the individual that is new to Social Media and Blogging. “Inbound Marketing” covers the essential topics in clear and easy to understand manner that is easy to read. If you already have Facebook and Twitter accounts and you know about Digg and other bookmarking sites, this may not be the book for you. Since the authors clearly know much more in-depth information than what is shared in this first book; I hope they get around to writing a second one for people with more social media experience.

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