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New Childrens Book Embraces Readers in a Familys Story


Ladera Ranch, Calif. (PRWEB) September 09, 2011

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 500,000 babies are born prematurely each year. For parents, this is a frightening and confusing ordeal to go through, and the scare can take an emotional toll. In his new childrens book Forever in My Arms (published by AuthorHouse), Theodore K. Georges shares a deeply personal story of his startling entrance into this world, and the love and support his family showed him throughout his life.

Complete with full color illustrations, Forever in My Arms is a heartwarming tale. It follows Nathan, a boy who came into the world before the doctors said he was ready, and his loving family.

Nathans mother is very thankful when he gains enough strength to come home from the hospital.

After a long day little Nathaniels eyes would flutter and sleep would come over him. Mommy would say her prayer: I am a mother, and these arms were meant to protect, love, and be open. Keep your angel in health, and forever in my arms he will be.

This prayer comes back as a refrain throughout Forever in My Arms, and readers follow along as Nathan grows into an adult. In a touching scene Nathan, as an adult, remembers the love he felt growing up, and he recites the prayer his mother said to him.

Forever in My Arms is a testament to the power of a mother’s embrace. It is the strongest thing she can give her child and is an expression of the love shared between a mother and her child, an unbreakable bond. Nathaniel’s parents were lucky bringing such an angel into their life and readers will admire Georges tender story.

About the Author

Theodore Georges is a college student writing children stories based on memories shared with his parents. This book is a testimonial of his childhood growing up as an only child. The bond and friendship he shares with his parents today is as strong as ever, and this book is a reminder that family love is the strongest there is.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industrys only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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StorageTreasures.com Tells the Story of a Georgia Auction Hunter Who Opened His Heart and Home to a Pair of Children With Nowhere Else to Go


Reno, NV (PRWEB) September 24, 2012

Americas fastest growing website and top educational resource for self storage auction hunters, learned about one Georgia auction hunter who opened his heart and home to two children whose mother was out of options and out of hope. Tim, who asked that we not include his last name in the story, was a seasoned auction hunter who made a solid income buying and selling. On one particular day when Tim bought four storage units, he noticed a woman hanging around the auction with two shoeless toddlers in tow. She was clearly in need of help. Tim and his wife later returned to the storage facility to load up their purchases, and saw the woman and her children enter one of the units then shut the door behind them. At first Tim didn’t know what to do, but upon his wife’s insistence, Tim knocked on the door to see what was happening.

After speaking with the mother, Tim offered to take them to the local WalMart to stock up and then to help them find a place to stay. The mother declined his offer, and instead asked if he could take her children. The woman explained her situation and that she didn’t have any way to take care of the kids on her own. Tim had already raised three children into their teenage years, and wasn’t really looking to start over with two more little ones. But he and his wife decided they had to do something. They agreed to take the children, then worked with an attorney and the county Family and Child Services department to start the adoption process. A year later, the children are growing up happy and healthy and perhaps a little spoiled.

“What can you say about a couple who would see a need, and allow their lives to be turned upside down by adopting two children who, just minutes before, they did not even know?” said StorageTreasures.com President and Founder Lance Watkins. We run into a lot of great people working in storage, and if there were a Storage Auction Hall of Fame, Tim and his family would be in it.”

StorageTreasures.com is a free self-storage unit auctions locator and self-storage finder covering the US and Canada. StorageTreasures.com offers comprehensive storage auction schedules, site specific guidelines and educational resources for auction hunters and facility owners throughout the US and Canada. StorageTreasures.com is partnered with industry leaders to develop best practices that ensure storage auctions are conducted within the law and that facility owners, tenants, buyers, and auctioneers are protected. More information about StorageTreasures.com can be found at StorageTreasures.com or by calling 1.800.213.4183.







Author Pens Real-life Horror Story of Foster-care System and Corruption


St. Augustine, Fla. (PRWEB) November 11, 2012

In Sherrie Clarks new memoir Small Voices Silenced: The Secret Society of Sacrificed Children (published by iUniverse), a couple find themselves in a true-life horror story, battling a powerful, secret society to prevent their two young foster girls from becoming its next sacrificial lambs.

Clark and her husband, like thousands of parents, wanted to adopt a child. By acting as foster-to-adopt parents, they had the chance to slowly bring two young girls into their lives, and themselves into the girls lives.

Until everything changed.

My familys desire to adopt a child led us down a path into an underground world that very few know exist, Clark says. We had fallen down a rabbit hole and into a foreign land where laws designed to protect children were twisted, leading to further victimization of these same children.

Clarks book contains all of the components of a juicy novel – deceit, manipulation, corruption, secrecy, conflict but it is a true story. Her prose offers the same emotional punch of fiction, but the knowledge that its a real story and not something made up will draw readers all the more emotionally toward it.

Small Voices Silenced has been recognized as an iUniverse Editors Choice book, which honors excellence in writing.

About the Author

Sherrie Clark is a freelance writer and editor with a masters degree in Clinical Christian Counseling. She has spent her career working with victims in different capacities: as a NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor, as a former police officer and as a writer who gives a voice to the voiceless.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Readers Choice, Rising Star and Editors Choice designationsself-publishings only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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Video Shows Kidpower Story of Empowering Kids To Stop Bullying, Abuse and Violence


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

The One Million Safer Kids Video from acclaimed personal safety education nonprofit, Kidpower, was released today to broadcast its mission to create a safer world, one child at a time. The new video shows how Kidpower makes it fun for kids to learn how to be safe from bullying, abuse and violence.

The goal for the One Million Safer Kids initiative is simple: to make one million children safer from bullying, abuse and violence by finding innovative new ways to share Kidpowers personal safety and awareness skills training.

Weve wanted to make a One Million Safer Kids video from the start of the initiative, says Kidpower founder and executive director, Irene van der Zande. Our experience is that kids learn best when they can practice skills in a safe and fun setting and this video is a powerful way to share how we make that happen.

Kidpower launched its One Million Safer Kids initiative last year with the goal to reach one million more kids in five years or less. One year later, more than 200,000 young people have already been helped and van der Zande hopes to use the video to reach worldwide to help parents, teachers and children get access to Kidpowers often life-saving personal safety skills.

This new video offers an inspiring view into what really makes Kidpower so engaging and effective for kids and adults alike, says Eileen DiFranco, a Kidpower Board Member and Advisor. It is also the centerpiece of our end-of-year Season of Safety campaign. During the month of December we will be asking Kidpower supporters to share personal stories about how Kidpower skills have made their lives safer and more fun.

I hope the story of how Kidpower got started, and seeing kids have fun practicing the safety skills in our new video will inspire people to help us reach even further and faster to share Kidpower with all of the kids in their lives, in their communities, and around the world, says van der Zande.

“We had a blast working with Kidpower! says Cara Jones, the video producer and founder of Storytellers For Good. We’re so inspired by how Irene and her team are transforming young lives and empowering kids everywhere to stay safe.”

Kidpower was founded in 1989 by van der Zande after she protected a group of children, including her own, from a man threatening to kidnap one of them. Since then, Kidpower has helped more than two million young people learn to protect themselves from bullying and abuse, and build healthy relationships. Van der Zande aims to boost that number rapidly through the One Million Safer Kids initiative.

A world with One Million Safer Kids is a better world for all of us. says van der Zande. It is a world with more joyful playgrounds, classrooms, and neighborhoods. It is a world with more relationships strengthened by strong boundary setting skills. Its a world with less trauma and injury. It is a world where children (and parents) feel safer because they are empowered. The potential ripple effect of One Million Safer Kids is both staggering and achievable.

About Kidpower

Kidpower’s expertise in child safety has been featured by USA Today, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal and its programs are widely recommended worldwide for taking a positive, skills-based approach to preventing abuse, kidnapping, bullying and other violence. Kidpower workshops, K-12 safety curriculum, books, videos, the Kidpower.org free online library and other services have helped to protect more than 2 million young people from abuse, bullying and other violence since 1989. Irene van der Zande, Kidpower’s founder and executive director is the author of the

‘The Existence Game’ by Judy Adams is Story of 29-Year-Old Alex Mosers Battle for Sanity Following Childhood Sexual Abuse


INDIANAPOLIS

(PRWEB) December 05, 2012 — The new book “The Existence Game” arrives at a timely moment when organizations from youth clubs to churches and schools are being exposed as places where children are at risk from sexual predators. As each new horrible story explodes in the news, waves of individuals are coming out with their own personal stories of childhood hell. In the first half of 2012, the National Childrens Alliance reports that Child Advocacy Centers around the nation recorded 100,649 instances of reported sexual abuse (January through June 2012). According to Childhelp.org, about 80 percent of 21-year-olds who were abused as children meet the criteria for at least one psychological disorder.

Meet Alex Moser. Her friends find her fun, sharp and attractive. Her therapist knows she is terribly ill. Although few realize it, Alex is barely keeping her head above water. Plagued since childhood with numerous phobias, Alex has designed a life for herself in service to her fears. She works nights because she cant sleep when its dark out. She owns two months worth of clothing because she cant do laundry in her foreboding basement. Her windows are nailed shut and she sleeps in multiple layers of clothing, which she views as protective armor. And a voice keeps telling her shed feel better if she were dead.

Enter Jonathan Frank, renowned psychiatrist in chief at a prominent psychiatric hospital, and a man fascinated with the complexities of the human mind. Dr. Frank cant resist a challenge and Alex Moser, diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, is challenging in every way.

While this story offers a serious portrayal of mental illness and recovery, humorous anecdotes from the Irish pub where Alex works abound. From a police officer who drunkenly believes himself to be Superman to a pub owner whose hands-off approach leaves people wondering how he stays in business, there is no shortage of comic relief and characters who are well worth getting to know.

Judy Adams’ debut novel chronicles the first two months in Alexs journey back to health, balancing humor and sadness with great skill and making for a truly inspirational and satisfying read.

I was struck by how accurately Adams portrays the main character, Alex Moser, and the development of her borderline personality disorder. This isnt just a story of illness, but a remarkable, heartwarming story of recovery. Beautifully written and gripping from the start, Adams takes us into a hidden, taboo world and then leads us out, better human beings for the experience.

David M. Band, M.D., medical director, Sterling Behavioral Health Services, Ashburn, Va.

For more information please visit http://www.theExistenceGame.com or contact Emma Daley, public relations manager, at existencegamepr(at)gmail(dot)com

The Existence Game

Judy Adams

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1398-5

Childrens Book on Childhood Bullying Teaches with Pony Story

Metamora, MI (PRWEB) June 26, 2013

Childhood bullying is explored as a modern fable about ponies in new childrens book PRINCESS LIL by Michigan author and retired nurse Nelle Cooper. Published by Fresh Ink Group in trade-paper and e-book editions, PRINCESS LIL is a big kids novel for elementary school-aged readers with photo illustrations and chapters rated at the 2nd-to-5th-grade reading level.

PRINCESS LIL is a sad pony sold to a scary farm full of mean ponies after her little girl grows up. A funny cat called Taffy and a roan horse named Pearly try to protect her from others who verbally bully and physically abuse their new victim. Lil wants a chance to help cheer up special-needs children, but by then she is too hurt and sick. Only Lil can make herself better by learning how to rise above the role of victim.

PRINCESS LIL illustrates the differences between loyal friends and those who bully others. It shows the power of children caring about themselves and learning to recognize who can be trusted to look out for each other. Young readers identify with Lils harshly realistic plight, even as they come to understand the value in service to others.

Inspired by her own childhood experiences, Nelle Cooper explored issues of childhood bullying with her own family, with children in schools where she served as nurse and confidant, and through inspiration from Job 12:7. Cooper explains, Just because we can say it, text it, tweet it, send it, do it, or encourage another to act hurtfully does not entitle anyone to be unkind. She points out that Many bullies act without any knowledge of why they are behaving that way. To focus more on positive behaviors than negative bullying, Cooper has Lils friend Pearly demonstrate kindness, friendship, and loyalty, which promotes hope and encouragement.

The story of a beautiful Morgan mare relocated to a pony farm will appeal to girls, but many boys also enjoy Lils story, especially those interested in topics related to bullying or animals. Any child experiencing the all-too-common pain of being excluded, rejected, scorned, and teased will find inspiration in Lil discovering those principles of human interaction that honor God. Learning to foster healthy relationships at a young age, Cooper says, helps prevent later dating abuse and domestic violence.

Cooper launched the first leg of a reading and discussion tour as featured speaker at the Sisters in Christ Banquet sponsored by Country Christian Church in North Branch, Michigan. She is currently booking introductions at schools, churches, community groups, and more.

At every Nelle Cooper speaking engagement the book receives high praise. Says Judith Church, LMSW, ACSW, I look forward to sharing Princess Lil with family, friends, and in my counseling practice. Rohm Federbush, author of SALEME’S CONVERSION, adds, PRINCESS LIL incorporates functions of the fairy tale . . . age appropriate lessons for courage to confront bullying, happiness gleaned from service, and the staying power of the Lord.

Available at all major e-tailers and through most bookstores, the paper-cover novel edition [ISBN: 978-1-936442-16-4] is 80 pages cover-priced $ 9.00. E-editions on all major platforms such as Kindle and Nook are listed for $ 5.20. Fresh Ink Group expects to release an audiobook edition read by the author in Fall 2013. Anyone interested in speaking engagements or other events are encouraged to contact author Nelle Cooper or Fresh Ink Group.

AUTHOR CONTACT:

Judith Eick (“Nelle Cooper”)

http://www.FreshInkGroup.com/authors/nelle-cooper

or

https://www.facebook.com/nelle.cooper.7?fref=ts

Those interested in contacting the author may also reach her through her publisher:

Fresh Ink Group

info(at)FreshInkGroup(dot)com

817-488-1448







Author Chronicles the Less Familiar Story of Conscientious Objectors


(PRWEB) June 20, 2012

Much has been said and written about the most pivotal battle fought in the annals of twentieth centurys history. For the United States of America, the Second World War could be dubbed as the Good War in the years that followed, as the nation stumbled from one increasingly dubious and unpopular military engagement to anotherKorea, Viet Nam, Iraq and Afghanistan. In A Different Kind of War Story, author Edward M. Arnett wields his excellent narrative skills and chronicles a less familiar World War II story from the viewpoint of the twelve thousand conscientious objectors who refused to join the military.

Arnett narrates the story of those who refused to join the military and drafted to do work of national importance under Selective Service in a variety of Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps and special projects. Of those who refused to join the war effort, the largest groups came from the three historical peace churchesMennonite, Brethren, and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)who have stood stolidly against participation in war ever since their establishment in the Anabaptist movement during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, which attempted to follow the precepts of simplicity and pacifism that they believed typified the early Christian church.

A Different Kind of War Story takes readers to Arnetts experiences as a draftee in the World War II Civilian Public Service from parachuting into remote areas of the Rockies to put out forest fires as part of the Forest Service Smoke jumper unit to assisting in the transfer of 1, 200 wild horses on a cargo ship to Poland as aid for reestablishing Polish agriculture. Observations on Poland under the Soviet occupation during the early years of the Cold War are also reflected in the later chapters.

With his ability to relay richly-detailed stories, Arnett ably leads the reader into the road less taken for those who lived through the Second World War in A Different Kind of War Story.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Edward M. Arnett was born in Philadelphia in 1922 .He grew up in the Quaker pacifist environment and served as a conscientious objector during the Second World War on projects described in this book . From the age of ten, Arnett cultivated an interest in chemistry and spent most of his life as a teacher and research scientist at the University of Pittsburgh and Duke University. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his research in organic and physical chemistry. He and his wife Sylvia have raised five sons and now live in Durham, North Carolina.

A Different Kind of War Story * by Edward M. Arnett

A Conscientious Objector in World War II

Publication Date: May 3, 2012

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Xulon Announces Guardians Without Wings” by Robert and Miriam Fertig; A True Story about How the System of Justice Works to Protect Our Children Based on Author Cases


Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) May 02, 2012

Xulon Announces Guardians Without Wings” by Robert and Miriam Fertig; A true story about how the system of justice works to protect our children based on author cases.

Guardians Without Wings by the Fertigs says, “We call them Without Wings, because they lack sufficient resources and government financial support to perform this vital work to protect and save our children.”

What are the key causes of parental failure in the author’s opinion?

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A Team of Hearts. A wonderful story, guaranteed to bring tears to the eye.


Miami Florida (PRWEB) October 06, 2012

Local child welfare professionals – including Gift of Life (a private adoption agency in Pinellas County), Good Shepherd Hospice, All Childrens Hospital, Safe Haven for Newborns, along with Florida Hospital Heartland staff – teamed up over recent weeks to ensure that one local infant, born with medical complications that threatened her life, would fine a forever home. The newborn, delivered at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Highlands County, came to the attention of child protection officials after her mother relinquished custody through the Safe Haven Baby Law.

Traditionally babies considered “Safe Haven Babies” are quickly adopted to potential parents already screened and awaiting a new addition to their family through private agencies. They do no enter foster care. Safe Haven Laws allow mothers unable to care for their infants to leave newborns with a designated professional to reduce the risk of abandonment in an unsafe environment. As long as the newborn is seven days of age or younger and found in the care of hospital, fire station or ems location, there are no questions asked of the parent, no repercussions, and the infant is placed with a loving family.

But with such a life-threatening diagnosis, private adoption agencies in this case were concerned that they would not be able to find a new mom or dad in time which is how the newborn came to the attention of child protection.

Employees from the Department of Children and Families and Heartland for Children the Community Based Care organization overseeing foster and adoptive services in Polk County – were touched by the newborn’s story, refusing to accept that the tiny baby may pass without ever being part of a family.