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Monday, November 30, 2009

Today's Feature: The Azure of Solicitude by Joy J. Kaimapramban


Kakkathuruthu, one of the villages in which half of the events take place in my novel, was once the dwelling place of all kinds of crows. Then humans came there. The crows behave with intelligence. They can understand the language of people, but cannot speak. People believe that a crow never dies due to old age. That it becomes young at the time of other creatures go back to earth. Once in a year the people perform the death anniversary of the passed out souls. On plantain leaves, they dedicate rice glomerations on the burial place of the dead forefathers and pray them to take the worshipped substance and give back benisons. Crows crowd there in order to take the given eatables. The crows are believed to be the departed souls. Unless crows refuse to take anyone's rice glomerations, she or he would be a sinner. And some birds like Kalankozhis (Fowls of Yama) are believed to be the predictors of a coming death. Yama is the Deity of death and Kalankozhis are His messengers. That if a Kalankozhi sings the song of death, there would be a soul's departure in the surroundings. Every year in the hottest month, the people pray to Deity Sun for blessings. They want to get decreased the sultriness of the Deity's rays. They want to get increased the crop of paddy cultivation. Worshipping of the Deity Sun is known as Audityapooja or Sooryapooja. And there are the legends of Sabarimala Sri Ayyappan, Vaver and Veluthachan. The beliefs on them are as prominent as of breathtaking among the Keralites. Every year they go to Sabarimala for having the divine sight of Sri Ayyappan, where His Idol is installed. Near His temple Vaver's temple too can be sighted. But Veluthachan's Idol is erected and consecrated in a Church to which people go for worshipping. As Caste Hindus some Christians who consider themselves as forward caste alienate black complexioned recently converted Christians. These Caste Christians consider themselves as the successors of the ancient Christians who had converted into Christianity from Brahminhood. The incredible beliefs govern the villagers and have moulded their lifestyle.

Purchase a copy today : Amazon

Learn more about this Author : Joy J. Kaimaparamban


This fiction book is 313 pages, and excerpts and more information can be found at Joy's website.

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

****Read & Review of a great Children's Book : Pugs Go On Vacation by Lela LaBree Stute

Three pugs go on a summer vacation. The characters are Ingah DuPonte, Beatrice and Cissy.

The story begins at “the annual pug vacation planning meeting”. The pugs decide on their destination and agree to what their activities will be. Immediately after the meeting they pack up and leave in a carriage type RV or SUV for dogs.

The pugs stop for lunch on the way to their camp- ground (pugs are always hungry) and when they arrive they find they have not planned well at all (this often happens to pugs). Not to worry! There are other activities for them.

The pugs decide to go on a boat ride. After inspecting the lake for cleanliness, they get on the boat. The boat ride does not go as planned. Finally they decide to go home.

They pile back in the carriage for the long drive home. The pugs find they are more excited to arrive home than they were to arrive at their vacation spot.

Ingah DuPonte, the youngest pug, gives words of wisdom at the end of the story. All ends well.

Get your copy today :
Online at Publish America
By phone at 301-695-1707

Learn more about this Author and her pugs Cissy, Ingah, and Beatrice :
Lela LaBree Stute

Review of Pugs Go On Vacation by BK Walker Books : Pugs Go On Vacation by Lela LaBree Stute is as cute as they come in children's books.

Three Pug friends make plans to take a summer vacation. Follow them each step of the way with true to life pictures, and an easy read for young readers. How do Pugs travel? By "Deluxe Pug Mobile" of course - a Pug's form of a SUV.

Lela LaBree Stute did a fantastic job turning this simple little tale into an astute Pug adventure.

Pugs Go On Vacation would be a great starter book for beginning readers or a "read together". A must have for any library.

I enjoyed this book along with my ten year old son who said, "It's a good book, I love the pictures. I would recommend it." We give it (4)**** Stars. ~BK Walker, Author/Reviewer of BK Walker Books. http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com

Copyright BK Walker Books - 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

****Read & Review of Visions of Freedom by Joseph Frank Baraba

Adrian Gomez has lived under the grip of communism. He lives, breathes and yearns for his freedom from the grip of Fidel Castro's rein of terror and tyranny. When that day arrives, his life becomes a living hell in a concentration camp. Will he survive his horrifying oppression, and get his wish for freedom?

ISBN # - 978-1-4489-2514-8

Purchase your copy today :
Publish America

Learn more about this author :
Joseph Frank Baraba







Review of Vision of Freedom by BK Walker Books : Joseph Frank Baraba does an explicit detail leading you into the center of Cuban Communism with his book, Vision of Freedom. The title of this book couldn't be any more perfect.

The reign of terror begins when Fidel Castro overthrows Batista, taking over the Cuban Government. As Castro rises in power, he forces the people to a life of Communist Dictatorship.

Adrian Gomez is one of many who believe communism is no way to live. When Gomez puts in the request for him and his wife to be granted a pass to leave Cuba, he is imprisoned for betraying his country. Forced to to a life of hard labor, poor living conditions, and on the brink of starvation, Adrian tells of the pain and torture he endured while being sent from one concentration camp to another.

It's like being taken back in time as Baraba has you see through the eyes of Adrian in his fight for freedom. From torture and despair, shaken faith, and nightmares to friendship and finally being set free from slavery, Vision of Freedom will definitely touch your heart.

I truly enjoyed this read and I believe you will too. I give it (4)**** Stars. ~B.K. Walker, Author/Reviewer of BK Walker Books. http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com.

Copyright BK Walker Books - 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

*Triple Book Feature* by Dave and Lillian Brummet


Purple Snowflake Marketing - How To Make Your Book Stand Out In A Crowd, is a reference guide for self-marketing authors who want to be noticed in a snowstorm of writers. With nineteen chapters and twenty-five appendices, this book is a means for authors to design an effective marketing plan and utilize frugal promotional tools with the click of their mouse. Whether it is utilized by order of chapters or randomly at the reader's discretion the book is a marketing plan in itself. The book makes use of breaks and ample headings to break up the monotony of learning. Readers will find the multiple headings useful when they wish to refresh their memory on a particular aspect, and will feel encouraged to create a marketing plan that suits their unique situation. The book also provides over 900 resources � that will accelerate your marketing efforts far beyond your peers. Purple Snowflake Marketing provides reassurance to authors along with ample advice for avoiding pit-falls and setting a pace for marketing endeavors. This e-book was originally released in June 2007 and since then has made the recommended reading lists of more than a dozen writing courses. Authors of most genres will find this inspiring book an essential component for marketing their book. The e-book was released in June 2009 by Booklocker.com Inc Details at: www.brummet.ca/purple.html

Towards Understanding, revised edition is a collection of 125 non-fiction poems written in chronological order. It is a true story of a young pre-teen female growing up on her own, struggling to survive, breaking the chains of inner demons and finally growing towards understanding of her value & purpose in life � but not quite reaching it. Thus the title� Towards Understanding. The reason behind the book was to show other victims of abuse, violence and neglect that they can live a wholesome life without baggage from the past. Second to that Lillian wanted to provide a roadmap that showed the healing process that victims go through, letting others know they are not alone. People who are involved with victims can learn what that person is going through or will go through and therefore they might be able to provide a better support system. The original version of this book (with 120 poems) is still available in paperback through most online and retail bookstores. The new revised edition offers 5 new poems, creating an ending the author is more comfortable with, and updated author information. The e-book was released in late-July 2009 by Booklocker.com Inc. Details on both editions and book excerpts
can be found at: www.brummet.ca/towards.html


Trash Talk - An Inspirational Guide to Saving Time and Money through Better Waste and Resource Management discusses the 4-R�s of waste management and the proper order for them. This being Refuse, Reduce, Reuse Then Recycle� before we even consider sending the item to the trash bin. Trash Talk focuses on the third R, Reuse � which also saves people a lot of money (through reduced shopping, reduced utility bills...) and provides a way to make a real and measurable contribution towards a healthier planet. The book enables readers to feel more positive in life and leave a lasting legacy. Trash Talk is currently available in both paperback format & in the upcoming Trash Talk e-book series (estimated release date Jan 2010). Details at: www.brummet.ca/trashtalk.html





Author Bio:
Dave and Lillian Brummet have been writing professionally as a team since 1999, starting out as free lance writers � which they continue to do today. To date, they have written 3 published books. The Brummets are also the hosts of the Conscious Discussions talk radio show and of the Authors Read radio program. They supplement these activities with two blogs and a newsletter in an effort to provide ample information to their audience. The main focus of their work is to inspire hope in individuals, helping them realize the value of their efforts and encouraging them to become more positive, proactive in life.

You can visit their website for more information and check out their radio shows at the following links:


Hosts of:
Conscious Discussions talk radio show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/consciousdiscussions
Authors Read radio program: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsread

Websites:
http://www.brummet.ca

I for one am looking forward to reading their works, especially Purple Snowflake Marketing. Be sure to visit their site and sign up for their newsletter. I'm very excited to follow this couple as they have many ideas for anyone needing to know how, whether it be gardening, eco-friendliness, gift ideas and much more. Be sure to check them out.

****Read & Reviewed: A Rose Blooms Among The Thorns by Cissy Hunt

After finally receiving the divorce that LaRae believed would finally set her free from domestic violence, she ends up staying on the run from her abusive ex-husband, James, who stalks her across the country. When she finds herself really free of James, LaRae struggles through the up and downs of trying to make a peaceful life for herself. A life free of the violence that left scars of fear and pain, not only physically, but mentally as well. LaRae finds a friend that helps point her on a path that leads to hope, healing, and a new life.



Purchase a copy today : Publish America

Learn more about this author : Cissy Hunt





Review by BK Walker Books Etc. : Cissy Hunt's "A Rose Blooms Among The Thorns" is suspenseful and exhilarating. The plot starts out introducing you to LaRae Jones, a woman who is fear driven to constantly go into hiding. As the story unfolds, Hunt leaves you constantly guessing what will happen next, while consuming you into an emotional roller coaster ride.

With the help of her new found friend Shirley and God, LaRae learns how to love life and herself again. Following the road to recovery and healing, she also learns to trust again.

If you didn't understand Spiritual Warfare, A Rose Blooms Among The Thorns will definitely give you a greater understanding as Cissy Hunt leads you through LaRae Jones' journey of fear, pain, forgiveness and love.

This story is surely going to captivate you. I laughed, I was angered, I cried, and I was drawn in so I too, felt what LaRae was experiencing. I give it (4)**** stars. ~B.K. Walker, author/reviewer of BK Walker Books Etc. - http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com
(Copyright B.K. Walker Books - 2009)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dares And Dreams by B.K. Walker

Lannie Spenser just lost her father unexpectedly. When the mother she has never met arrives the day of the funeral, Lannie is introduced to a world she never knew existed. Overwhelmed with the fact that she was born a witch that will come into her full powers on her twenty first birthday, Lannie also learns that her Mom, Selene, is a Vamp-Witch. Now that she knows what she is to become, Selene encourages her to accept immortality and become half vampire to save herself from a Vampire King. The King hunts her, hoping to be the one to make her immortal, as only Lannie can give him the power that will help control, and rule all of the creatures of the night.

As Lannie tries to embrace it all, she finds Ash. When both of them dream of the same little blonde boy, Ash is led to Northeast Harbor, Maine to help protect her from the Vampire King. Ash vows to protect Lannie, never expecting to fall in love with her. When an unexpected visitor shows up to the bar that Lannie works at, Ash fears she will find out that he has a secret of his own.

ISBN: 978-1-61582-870-8

Purchase your copy here: Publish America

This is my own book. It was released in September of 2009. What kind of fan site would I be running if I didn't feature my own books once in a while? Lol. You can check out the book trailers at BK Walker Books and please sign the guest book while you're there.

Have a fantastic day all of you and thanks for checking out this book feature.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

*Book Of Interest*...Church Hurt - Behind the Veil: A Close Encounter of the Wicked Kind by Edy Jones

I have penned these pages to help those who have been hurt or misunderstood by their church. I want to let everyone know that they can return to the church. The church belongs to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and He gave us a good example of how to handle accusations and gossip. When the woman accused of adultery was taken to Jesus to be stoned for the very act of adultery He told them, “If any one of you is without sin let him cast the first stone.” The crowd disappeared and Jesus told the woman “Go and sin no more.” Jesus loves us and we have grace and mercy, and none of us are without sin, so therefore none of us can judge another.





Grab your copy at Publish America $12.95

If you agree with how it is so common that we continually judge others, when it is so not our place to pass judgment, then you might enjoy this novel by Edy Jones. It has been placed in my list of books to buy and I believe this will lead us into some great insight into the Word of God. It would make a great Christmas gift also. Keep it in mind. :)

The Atheist in the Woods...too funny not to share :)

An atheist was walking through the woods.
'What majestic trees!
'What powerful riv
ers!
'What beautiful an
imals!
He said to himself
.
As he was walking alongside the river,he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him.
He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him.

He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder & saw that the bear was closing in on him..
He looked over
his shoulder again, & the bear was even closer.
He tripped & fell on the ground.
He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw & raising his right paw to strike him.


At that instant the Atheist cried out,

'Oh my God!'

Time Stopped.

The bear froze.

The forest was si
lent.

As a
bright light s
hone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky.

'You deny my existence for all these years, teach others I don't exi
st and even credit creation to cosmic accident.'

'Do you expect me to help you out of this
predicament?

Am I to count you as a believer?


The atheist looked directly into the light, 'It
would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the BEAR a Christian'?
'Very well,' said the voice.
The light went out.. The sounds of the forest resumed. And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head & spoke:

'Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord,

Amen.'


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Looking for a review???

Are you looking to get your book reviewed? A book review may just be what jets our books into the public eye. The review, based on an individual's opinion may be exactly what the reader is after. It can help identify what people are thinking of the author's work, along with whether it might be "a must read". Potential buyers of books look at book reviews to learn whether the content is actually worth buying, especially if it's a new author.

So I have compiled a list of book reviewers listed here in alphabetical order. Certainly there are many more sites and reviewers available, all you have to do is some research. I have given you a head start though, by doing some of the work for you.

Also, if you're looking for a quick review, I'm taking a crack into the review world. Thus, my interest in reviewers. Part of my research. So if you would like me to look at your work, proofread and/or critique, or write a review, you can drop me a note with your request.

I hope you find this useful. Let me know what you think. Drop me an email : bkwalkerbooks@comcast.net.


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http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com/
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

*Book Of Interest*....Silent Killers by Linda Pannett

This is a true story of a mother and the death of her two daughters. Sheila, mother of two, was killed by a drunk driver. Sherri, mother of three, died of cervical cancer two and a half years later. Now the mother wonders how to survive with only four of her six children. The mind is a funny thing, and she thinks she is losing hers. With nowhere to turn, she started writing Silent Killers, hoping to increase awareness of cancer and drunk drivers and the devastation that they cause. They will kill anyone of any age. Now in honor of both daughters, she hopes to save the sanity and lives of others and increase public awareness of two silent killers. Maybe her story will help others to overcome the never-ending nightmares that still plague her mind.


Get a copy today : Amazon

This book is going to be a real tear jerker. I can't wait to read it. I have read some of the reviews for Linda's book and they are absolutely astounding. I wanted to share one of them here, but you can see all reviews on amazon.com. You can also visit her author page to learn more: Linda Pannett

5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read, May 31, 2004
Silent Killers is a heartbreaking non-fiction book about two beautiful women that died to soon. Linda Pannett puts her heart and soul in telling the story of her daughters. As you read you will get to know these two lovely girls and grow to love them as their family did. Having to say goodbye to two children is almost more than any mother should have to do. Pannett will have you grieving with her as she brings you with her on the road to the loss of her beloved daughters.

I would recommend this book to everyone. It will break your heart. And it will make you mad that people take life for granted everyday without thought to how they will hurt others with one wrong decision. If ever I have read a book that is a must read it is Silent Killers.

*Book of the Day*....The Healing of a Broken Vessel by Denise Joyce Williams

Many of us at one time or another in our lives has suffered some kind of devastation, humiliation or desperation. In this journey we call life we are constantly seeking answers to the questions that only God Himself can answer. For this reason, we challenge you to read this author's inspiring account of how she'd been broken by cirumstances, humiliated by molestation and victimized by loved ones. The author's conversational writing style combined with true life experiences make "THE HEALING OF A BROKEN VESSEL" an excellent read. You will on some level identify with the heroine and quickly become her ally. If you are unable to identify with her through a shared or similar life experience it is a good assumption that you know someone who does.

Finally you will feel a sense of renewal and victory as you journey with her from a victimized broken individual to one that is healed, free, victorious and whole in CHRIST! Don't deny yourself the opportunity to stand up and cheer from within.


Get your copy today..The Healing of a Broken Vessel

This is going to be a great read people! I'm ordering my copy this week. Let's read it together then we can do a discussion on it. Maybe even a live chat. Let us see how many readers we can get. If you do choose to read, drop me a line and tell me: bkwalkerbooks@comcast.net

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Book Of Interest...Master by Bridget Morrow

Master is a fairytale. A fairytale about people, conflict, time, love, hopelessness, and possibilities…in short, life. It begins in the American South, the 1860’s, with a girl in the wrong place at the wrong time. A girl with her whole life ahead of her. A life lacking daily choices, but not lacking dreams. The girl is a slave and her name is Lila. Lila doesn’t feel particularly special in any way and each of her days lead seamlessly into the next. There is a man that she knows nothing about, a man that knows everything about her. A man that has been watching her, waiting for a moment to save both Lila and himself. His name is Alexandre Venasillo, born in Spain in the 15th century—a vampire.










You know me and my love for Sci-Fi :). To purchase a copy of Master by Bridget Morrow visit Publish America $19.95

Friday, November 13, 2009

Book of Interest....Another Day in the Life by AJ Lamanda

When seven million dollars is missing from a Vegas casino, Michael DeSousa, a Vegas mobster, has twenty-four hours to find the money and the man who stole it. The trail leads him to the Bronx neighborhood of his youth where Michael’s dark past is slowly revealed. As he tracks the thief and time grows short, Michael finds himself immersed in a battle between his conscience, the woman he loves and the loyalty he owes his Vegas employers.

Grab your copy at : Publish America

Sneak Peek Into "History Always Repeats" by B.K. Walker

*Copyrighted Material* Rights belong to B.K. Walker
History Always Repeats

Chapter 1



I laid in bed, my head aching and my mind filled with thoughts of distant memories. I sat up on one elbow to look out the window. We had made a beautiful home for our children. Dan had made my dreams come true when we got married. He showed me the deed to the house right before we got married, but refused to let me see it until he could carry me across the threshold.

“Dan I can walk.”

“No Janie. We are doing this my way.” He smiled as he picked me up in his arms and carried me across the threshold of our new farm house. As I looked into his eyes he was so proud to give me my dreams. He looked down at me, “I love you Janie.” He kissed me, and we were now standing in a place we could call home.

“This is ours?” I couldn’t believe it as I looked around.

“It’s all ours Janie.” He kissed me again as he set my feet on the floor.

I always dreamt of living on a farm with horses, cats, and dogs. When Dan bought me this farm I never dreamed what we would do with it. It was a big farm house with 22 acres of land. The wrap around porch was amazing and perfect, as I always pictured in my mind. Once you walked into the door you were in a large country kitchen with so many cupboards it was like a display at some warehouse. Off the kitchen was the dining room, that was large enough for two tables, though we only had one. Off the dining room was the living room. Long and wide, with a fireplace and more room than I’ve ever had. Upstairs there were eight bedrooms leading up to the third floor, with a fireplace in the master. There was more room than we would ever need.
We did get horses, an animal I always dreamed of owning. We own twenty seven horses, some rescued, some bought, some just retired racers. We have ten cows, three of them dairy, one bull, seven cats and three dogs.

We also opened our home to an endless array of troubled children of all ages. We had little Becca when we were younger, and Lonnie came along two years after we were married. Both of our children have been a blessing to us. Little Becca, named after my childhood best friend Becca, has grown into a beautiful girl. With her long wavy blonde hair that curls tight at the ends, and those baby blue eyes that hold the blue of a drift wood fire. How she ended up with blonde hair instead of my dark hair I will never know. Lonnie is such a smart boy and growing more handsome everyday. He has dirty blonde hair with blue green eyes. He keeps his hair short and his lips are full. He looks so much like his father.

I watched my husband Dan hauling hay to the pasture from the window. He is still as beautiful as the first day I met him. His dirty blonde hair that has bleached streaks from the sun, his tanned muscular body still sends chills of excitement down my spine. He is absolutely stunning, and watching him riding shirtless on the tractor, made me gasp. I sighed as I continued to watch him.

“Mom….. Mom……….MOM!”

Rebecca, as my daughter likes to be called these days, because Becca is too childish, brought me from my reverie. “What is it Rebecca?”

“Another headache?” She asked in almost a whisper.

“Yes honey. I don’t know what is wrong with me, it’s the fourth headache this week.” I laid my head back on my pillow.

“Maybe it’s time to go to the doctor Mom.”

“Maybe, but there is too much work to be done. It will pass. I will be fine after I rest a little bit.” I closed my eyes.

“Ok Mom. I will be back to check on you in an hour. I better go help Dad.” She kissed the top of my forehead.

We had a new boy coming today. Tyler Smith was Rebecca’s age, 16, and coming from a not so great situation. He was living with his alcoholic father, who beat him. When the mother died, the father just gave up. He blamed the boy for the mother’s death, and wallowed in booze. When he was drunk, he would beat him. This last time he almost killed him. So he is being brought here where he can be away from his father until he is of legal age.



*Copyrighted Material* Rights belong to B.K. Walker


Just a sneak peek as the whole chapter was too much to post. Watch for more information and details for "History Always Repeats".

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Book Of Interest....Addiction's Daughter by Sandra Starr




Leigh is a young innocent girl who lives a privileged life with her family in the outskirts of Houston. Although her life is full of happiness, there are dark secrets hidden within her family. Her mother is a beautiful woman that the little girl adores, but sometimes Leigh can see her mother changing into a different personality that causes flashbacks somewhere deep within her memory. The secrets within her family become unraveled in a horrifying scene in the middle of the night. At that moment, the little girl’s life becomes ripped apart, and she is forced into a world of cruel reality.Follow Leigh in her journey of finding truth and acceptance, and her fight to keep her innocence. You will experience the shocking reality of today’s youth that will not only entertain you, but will also educate you to the harsh realities of parental addiction and the pressures facing today’s adolescence.




You can obtain a copy of this book at Publish America. I'm excited to read it myself.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Day In The Life......

So here is the scoop :).....

I have been asked many questions and heard many misconceptions about being a nurse. So on my way to work, to my nursing job, I decided that I would like to write a book on nursing. Not just nursing, but the health care field as a whole.

I would like to write all the many ups and downs that come with the job, such as:

Joy
Satisfaction
Long Hours
Disappointment
Sorrow
Empathy
Frustration

I'm pretty sure you're getting the point. So...here is what I would like to include in my book.....

Stories from you!

I would like you to email me some of your nursing stories. I don't want to hear just from nurses though. I would like to hear from Doctors, Respiratory Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Aides, Personal Care Aides, Speech, Psychology, anyone and everyone from the health care profession. Even Ward Clerks and Receptionists.

So here is what you do:

*Write your story, funny, sad, or indifferent.

*Email it to bkwalkerbooks@comcast.net with the subject line "HC Stories"

*Include your name, and whether you want me to include it with your story...(Full Name, First Name, Initials, Nickname, No name at all) but I still need your name for my own purposes

*Include your contact email and home address (this will not be given out or sold)

*Your profession

*How many years you have been working in your field

Your stories can be funny, sad, happy, angry, sarcastic, etc. You choose your story and you choose how many you would like to send to me. Yes, you can send me more than one.

All stories will be featured in the book. I am going to call it "A Day In The Life..." So I will use your stories, and my own, and write things about the profession in between. It will be kind of like the "Soup for the Soul" books, but about Health Care and Nursing.

I think this will be a good thing. Not only can we share our stories, but we can clear up the misconceptions, one being that our jobs are easy. Health Care is anything but easy, though it can be very gratifying.

So rev up those brains, get those fingers typing and send me your stories. I look forward to hearing from you and reading your stories.

**Also, for everyone of you that sends me a story, you will be entered in a drawing, one entry for each story you send, to receive a FREE signed copy of the book once it is published. (Depending on how many stories I receive will decide how many drawings will be done).

*NOTE: Do not forget to include how you would like your name to appear in the book, if at all.

Happy writing and talk to you soon! :)

BK


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Author Links on my page

Get listed today!
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So here is how you can get listed on my website. I have now added a favorite links page to my site. I'm working hard to get more visitors to my site daily. Daily page visits are increasing everyday. If you would like to see your website link here, please send me the information. My goal here is to help increase recognition of your work as well.

Please include the following:

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