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FED Publishing Releases New Book, “Love in the Lydia Devereaux College” by Ben Korgen

Love in the Lydia Devereaux College, by Ben Korgen, ends this crazy rom-com series with the most outlandish Rudy shenanigans yet of the Sorghum Series.

Providence, RI, USA — Ben Korgen’s Love in the Lydia Devereaux College finishes the Sorghum Series with Rudy being romantically pursued by an ex-professional wrestler, and does she mean business!

This fifth and final book in the Sorghum Series elaborates on a theme that survives all of the books of the series. Love is strange!

English teacher Cynthia has a crush on football coach Rudy who finds her repulsive. Cynthia undergoes a makeover by a personal trainer who builds her into a professional wrestler. She is able to consistently defeat male professional wrestlers. After building great wealth and fame as a wrestler, Cynthia feels empowered enough to rekindle her romantic interests in Rudy and create a plan in which she will win him over. But first she must make him deeply indebted to her professionally then deeply in love with her in return for making all of his childhood dreams come true.

Rudy’s wife Connie is furious and conspires with Rudy to defeat Cynthia, expose her ruthless character to public view and provide her with a new romantic interest, all the while Rudy once again becomes Love’s Lone Ranger, the title he earned in the first book of the Sorghum Series.

Ben Korgen has had a highly varied career. He served in the US Navy, earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth, earned a master’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, then coached high school football, earned a PhD in Oceanography at Oregon State University and had a long and rewarding career in Oceanography at the US Naval Oceanographic Office, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Tulane University in New Orleans.

Genre – Creative, Coach, Repulsive, Teacher, Crushes, Rejection, Makeover, Wifestealer, Strategy, Battle

The ebook version of Love in the Lydia Devereaux College ISBN 9781506904382, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold.

Media Contact:
Ben Korgen
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First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Love and the Wheels of Redemption” by Ben Korgen

Love and the Wheels of Redemption, by Ben Korgen, is the third part of the Sorghum Series and a continuation of the quirky love life of Rudy Tripp.

Providence, RI, USA — Ben Korgen’s Love and the Wheels of Redemption is more of Rudy Tripp’s ill-fated love life and coaching career at everybody’s favorite made up college, Umptiscratch U.

A conspiracy is afoot, and the unsuspecting Rudy is heading straight for it. With his much anticipated wedding to beautiful captain of the cheerleader squad Kara Dowd nearing its fruitful completion Rudy may finally be catching a break in love’s unpredictable game.

But something seems amiss when Kara pretends to fall asleep during the much anticipated nuptials. Will Rudy finally get his just deserts? Why was Don spending entirely too much time with Kara at that party? Will Don’s longtime girlfriend Connie come to the rescue of them all???

The answer to these questions may just blow your socks off!

Author Ben Korgen has had a highly varied career. He served in the US Navy, earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth, earned a master’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, then coached high school football, earned a PhD in Oceanography at Oregon State University and had a long and rewarding career in Oceanography at the US Naval Oceanographic Office, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Tulane University in New Orleans.

Genre – wedding, seduction, scandal, bonding, hatred, love, retreat, redemption

The ebook version of Love and the Wheels of Redemption ISBN 9781506902777, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold.

Media Contact:
Ben Korgen
+1(941)921-2607
korgen2@cox.net

Christian Novel “The Yoke” Explores Deception, Faith, and Love

Barnabas Mitchell wasn’t always a Christian. In fact, he had a lot of doubts about his faith. As an attorney, faith in the facts and how to present them for the benefit of his clients took precedence in his life.

Carbondale, IL (USA), December 18th, 2016 — Barnabas Mitchell wasn’t always a Christian. In fact, he had a lot of doubts about his faith. As an attorney, faith in the facts and how to present them for the benefit of his clients took precedence in his life. However, all of that came into question when he met Stephanie Schultz.

“Writing this story has been a many year endeavor,” said author Darrell Dunham. “In fact, the original version that I wrote five years ago bears little resemblance to the finished product. As I spent time with the characters and chronicled Barnabas’ journey to turn his life over to God, the story took on a life of its own. Originally the book was based on some of my own experiences questioning my faith and making the decision to put my life in God’s hands. I wanted to create a story that others who are questioning their faith could relate to. In fact, many of the arguments for resisting God that Barnabas shares were direct quotes from my own discussions with others of faith.”

In “The Yoke” readers will be captivated by the story of Barnabas and his nemesis Bill Cushman, who appears to have everything going for him, but who is truly an evil entity with an agenda that will challenge and frustrate our main character. However, at the core, “The Yoke” is the love story of Barnabas and Stephanie and Barnabas and God.

The word “yoke” was originally associated with oxen or work animals and represented a connection between the animal and the farmer. In this book by Dunham, the yoke refers to a number of the relationships Barnabas has in his life; with Bill Cushman, with Stephanie and ultimately with God.

“I reference my favorite scripture as part of the epilogue,” said Dunham.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

“This is one unexpected ride,” said Lisa Umina, founder and publisher of Halo Publishing International. “If you were expecting a milquetoast story because of the fact that it is a Christmas novel, you are in for a surprise. Highly entertaining and so well written, I encourage those who are people of faith or who are questioning their faith and looking for a good story to pick up “The Yoke”.”

“The Yoke” is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon. It is available in paperback for $15.95.

* Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1612445004/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481657302&sr=8-1&key

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About Darrell Dunham:
Darrell Dunham practices law in southern Illinois. He has been a Christian for more than thirty-five years. He and his wife, Betsy, have five children and six grandchildren. He wrote this book because he believes that there should be more Christian literature written for the benefit of young adults who are looking for encouragement in their faith journey.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Atlanta-based Pop-Soul Singer/Songwriter James Patrick Morgan Drops New Single to Radio, “Expected” December 5

“Expected” is the first track from Morgan’s upcoming EP ‘Art + Work = Love’ due out Early 2017

Los Angeles, CA, December 08, 2016 – James Patrick Morgan, the Atlanta-based pop-rock and soul singer/songwriter, releases the first single from his upcoming EP today. This single, titled “Expected,” is the first song on the EP ‘Art + Work = Love,’ which will be released in early 2017 through Cloverland Entertainment. “Expected” is currently available to stream via SoundCloud and will be available to purchase on iTunes and all major digital outlets at the time of the EP release.

Morgan says that “songwriting comes easily” to him, and it’s evident that is true from the opening notes of “Expected.” The Sony Southern Talent Expo winner’s wide ranging influences from blues to soul to pop and soft rock are all given time on the track – from the acoustic verses to the catchy horn lines and soulful vocal harmonies on the chorus. The song features an infectious, danceable groove that carries the listener through the story of two people sharing “one night, two nights, three nights” and eventually falling in love.

‘Art + Work = Love’ is a five-song collection that James Patrick Morgan describes as one that “represents [him] better than most past recordings,” because it captures much more of “what [he does] in a live setting.” The EP was recorded in several legendary studios across the United States such as Los Angeles’ East West Studios, where the Beach Boys recorded many of their hits, and the storied Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN. Morgan says the goal of the EP, and of his artistry, is to “show people that it’s okay to be present and feel.” This is something he does with remarkable success on ‘Art + Work = Love,’ recalling classic artists such as Sam Cooke and Dave Matthews, but doing so in a fresh and exciting way.

About James Patrick Morgan:

Already a favorite among the Atlanta music scene, Pop-Soul singer songwriter James Patrick Morgan has spent years honing his sound while playing 300-plus shows a year, performing covers and originals as well. The Athens, GA native has just completed a collection of new music entitled: “Art + Work = Love.” The EP illustrates his myriad of musical influences, and crackles with the energy he brings to his live shows. The new EP will give the rest of the world a chance to experience the soulful grooves and upbeat energy that are Morgan’s musical hallmark. Produced by studio ace David Huff, the EP is full of infectious grooves and pure soul, highlighting James’ love of R&B and funk.

With years of performing under his belt James has 1500 covers in his repertoire, and he includes an impressive take on Steve Miller’s “Fly Like An Eagle” on the new EP as well. He’s eager and ready to begin taking these songs to much bigger stages, and is thrilled at the chance to not only perform for bigger crowds, but also to make a positive impact on people with his music in the process.

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“Racing the Flame” Combines Faith and Adventure in this Western Children/Young Adult Novel

If you have ever dreamed of being a cowboy/cowgirl on a Montana ranch, “Racing the Flame” will transport you out west and take you for the ride of your life.

Jordan, MT (USA), December 1st, 2016 — If you have ever dreamed of being a cowboy/cowgirl on a Montana ranch, “Racing the Flame” will transport you out west and take you for the ride of your life. Set during a drought-stricken summer in Montana on a cattle ranch, readers will meet the Landers family, a tightknit Christian family who have their faith in God in the forefront of their lives. When tragedy strikes, in the form of a raging fire that is eating up thousands of acres of prairie land, their faith is put to the test.

“I wrote this story based on a real life experience we had on our horse ranch,” said author Lisa Phipps. “Just like Jay’s father, my husband was out with the other ranchers fighting the fire day and night. I wanted to create a story that featured our ranch life and the realities we experience while also depicting a family unit that is based on their love for each other and their love and trust in God.”

Even before the fire strikes, the older Landers’ children, Jay and his sister Katy, are introduced to readers as hard working, responsible teens who love their family and enjoy the unique life of herding cattle, riding horses and working in the barn. Readers gain a true understanding of ranch life and how different it is from the typical teen life of walking the mall and hanging out at the local burger joint.

“Lisa has created a wholesome, entertaining story that will capture readers of all ages,” said Lisa Umina, founder and President of Halo Publishing International. “The Landers family is a wonderful example of how family life can be if we live as God wants us to; understanding that relationships are far more important than materials things.”

Racing the Flame” is beautifully illustrated on the cover and throughout the book by Katie Busch. Katie has a passion for art, especially pencil and clay, but all media are fun for her. She lives in northeastern Montana with her husband and their dog, chickens, and emus. This is her first book to illustrate, however Lisa Phipps and Katie are continuing to collaborate on a series of picture books that will be coming out soon.

“Racing the Flame” is available from Halo Publishing as well as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Get your copy in paperback for $11.95 or as a e-book for $3.99.

About Lisa Phipps:
Lisa Phipps grew up in west-central Minnesota. She earned her degree in elementary education at the University of Minnesota, Morris and moved to Montana to begin her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse. She is a runner, a writer, and a Sunday school teacher, but her favorite thing to do is ride horses with her husband and their three children on their Montana cattle ranch.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Newly Published “Who Goes There” First in the Granny Gray Stories

Author LR Gray Pens Delightful Children’s Story Filled with Love and Laughter.

San Antonio, TX (USA), August 18th, 2016 — Remember a time when children would sit at the feet of their elders listening to imagined adventures? “Who Goes There,” the first in a series of children’s stories, tells the tale of Uncle Brother and the wild events that happen the night his truck breaks down. Is it his imagination or is it real?

“Time just goes so fast and I wanted to capture the fun stories and adventures told to me during my childhood,” said LR Gray, author and narrator of the Granny Gray series. “I have also fictionalized some of the events of my own children and grandchildren, turning them into creative and fun stories that will spark the imagination of children and their parents.”

The Granny Gray series of stories depict fictionalized family events, memories and creative “what if” scenarios designed to help children think more creatively. Each story, starting with “Who Goes There,” offers readers fun adventures that also share a message of being helpful, making a difference and being a good person.

“I wanted the stories to bring readers back to a time when children learned life lessons from their elders, where family members respected each other and sought out their advice and counsel,” said Gray. “In “Who Goes There,” I also wanted to pay tribute to my Uncle Jimmy “Bro” Baker who is an amazing human being. He is constantly looking for ways to help others and this first story from Granny Gray shows his generosity of spirit.”

“Who Goes There,” is being launched at a book release event dedicated to Brother Baker and will be held at his church, The New Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church on August 28, 2016. LR Gray will be on hand selling copies of her book and a significant portion of each sale will be donated to the church in Brother Baker’s name. The book launch is part of the church’s annual Family Reunion event and Ms. Gray will make a presentation at both services.

“LR Gray’s new book “Who Goes There,” is a wonderful addition to our collection of children’s books,” said Lisa Umina, founder and publisher of Halo Publishing International. “Each of her stories capture a simpler time where elders in the family, in this case Granny Gray, inspire the young to do good and to make a difference in their world. I am so excited to see the next in her series, Pillar and His Discoveries in the Rain Forest, due out early 2017.”

About LR Gray:
LR Gray is a loving grandmother and mother with a passion for preserving the stories of a simpler time where families came first.. L R Gray grew up in a large family, with lots of siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents and a godmother.. L R Gray loved the stories her family would share and the many others she would read in her spare time. From this she began to slip off to the wonderful world of imagination, which is where her writing began.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. http://www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Love in the Hornet’s Nest” by Ben Korgen

Love in the Hornet’s Nest, by Ben Korgen, continues the hilarious romantics of Rudy and the world of Umptiscratch University and Sorghum High, in this highly anticipated second book.

Hope Valley, RI, USA — Ben Korgen’s Love in the Hornet’s Nest is part 2 of the ‘Sorghum’ series which left off with Rudy dodging his amorous landlady with some crazy matchmaking skills. When Rudy tries those same matchmaking skills to find the love of his life the results only get crazier.

In part two of the Sorghum series, Rudy graduates Umptiscratch University in the spring of 1952, and he becomes the head football coach at Sorghum High School in Minnesota. The football team has lost every game for the past several years. Rudy is determined to turn around both the team and his love life. Where better to start the latter than with the beautiful cheerleading coach Parker Benson.

Read all about Rudy’s trial and tribulations in the world of romance. Of beauty lost and love finally found. Or is it?

Author Ben Korgen has had a highly varied career. He served in the US Navy, earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth, earned a master’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, then coached high school football, earned a PhD in Oceanography at Oregon State University and had a long and rewarding career in Oceanography at the US Naval Oceanographic Office, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Tulane University in New Orleans.

Genre – Love, Romance, Laughter, Football, Relationships, Proposal, Heartbreak, Elation, Disappointment, Opportunities

The ebook version of Love in the Hornet’s Nest ISBN 9781506901466, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold.

Media Contact:
Ben Korgen
+1(941)921-2607
korgen2@cox.net

New Memoir ‘Riches, Loss and Redemption: One Woman’s Journey’ Offers a Powerful Message About Inner Fulfillment and Profound Love

In her sequel to ‘Martha Ruth, Preacher’s Daughter’ Marti Eicholz shares her ongoing journey and unrelenting search for self-acceptance and within her own heart and soul.

San Diego, CA, USA — Marti Eicholz’s second memoir, ‘Riches, Loss and Redemption: One Woman’s Journey,’ is a compelling, stand-alone sequel that combines subtle poignancy with stark, difficult truths and a sense of self-awareness that is brutally honest as she reveals the details of her life after finding love and moving to California from her home state of Indiana.

Once settled on the west coast, Eicholz and her new husband begin their life together. Eicholz finds herself navigating unfamiliar territory but slowly acclimates to what on the surface appears to be a charmed life. She immerses herself in her upscale community in the San Francisco Bay Area, organizes and hosts posh parties and high-society events, and mingles with celebrities and entertainers. Eicholz and her husband acquire several homes, travel the world, join the country club, donate to charities and enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. But even as she savors her first-class experiences, Eicholz is always aware that she has become disconnected from her purpose, and that she may have lost her way amid the excitement of living life large.

The eventual and unexpected loss of all of their assets becomes a turning point in Eicholz’s life, a turning point that perhaps she was always moving towards. “Each experience and stage of my life was a unique gift,” explains Eicholz. “I learned that my responsibility was to value each one of these gifts and to protect them from attempts to suppress their contribution.”

Motivated by the necessity to examine her own experiences and to help others on their journey, Eicholz provides a valuable narrative (in the same strong, pure voice as her previous memoir) about the powerful and transformative process of introspection. Her book is filled with joy, sorrow, success, self-doubt, love, fear, compassion and a deep and palpable gratitude for the preciousness of her life and the steadfast love between her and her husband.

“Every step of my lifetime journey was equally significant and necessary for my growth towards healthy living,” says Eicholz. “By sharing my story, others may be given insights that would give clarity to their own journey.”

‘Riches, Loss and Redemption: One Woman’s Journey’ is published in ebook format by eBookIt.com and is now available at popular online retailers including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and Apple’s iBookstore.

Marti Eicholz is available for interviews.

Media Contact:
Marti Eicholz
858-558-5951
meicholz@earthlink.net

New Children’s Book “Mama Stitches” Offers Message of Love and Community

Mama Stitches is the first book in a series of original stories about how a mother dog, her puppies and their owner sew clothes for the homeless and cover them with love.

New Britain, CT (USA), June 22nd, 2016 — The latest book from the awarding winning house of Halo Publishing International is Akintunde “Tunde” Sogunro’s book Mama Stitches: To Cover with Love. Mama Stitches is the first book in a series of original stories about how a mother dog, her puppies and their owner sew clothes for the homeless and cover them with love. Beautifully illustrated by former Disney artist, Chad Thompson, this story shares a message of love and acceptance, of generosity and community; perfect for reading aloud to your children.

“I wanted to create a story about the importance of love to be shared with children who may or may not feel supported and encouraged at home,” said author, Tunde. “I believe everyone is born with a voice but as we grow and experience pain in life we begin to wear masks and lose touch with our voice, identity and dream. As Mama Stitches says: “Everyone has a story and a song in their heart. I love to listen close and sew them just what they need!

“My hope is that, as children fall in love with Mama Stitches, they will fall in love with reading and subsequently show love to the homeless and needy in their community. It is the love, literacy and community movement,” said Tunde. “Let’s start a love revolution!”

As part of that desire to unite a community, Tunde has been working over the past several months to bring together libraries, churches, government officials and families for the Mama Stitches 5,000 Back-to-School Book Release Block Party where the vision is to provide 5,000 copies of Mama Stitches to 5,000 children and collect 5,000 articles of clothing for the homeless.

This will be the debut event of Cover With Love (www.coverwithlove.org), a new non-profit that partners with other organizations such as Reality Outreach Unlimited, Coram Deo, Family Promise for the Homeless and Paradym Inc, that is dedicated to showcasing the radical power of unconditional Agape love to the world!

“The message of “cover with love” in Tunde’s book Mama Stitches is so joyful,” said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing. “Tunde’s passion for building community through this message of love and literacy is inspiring and I hope everyone will have a chance to read this clever story. I imagine many will relate to Mama Stitches’ pup Little Mama who wants to be good but takes a little bit longer to understand the benefits of giving back. It is fun to watch her grow to be filled with the community spirit.”

The Mama Stitches 5,000 Back-to-School Book Release Block Party is schedule for August 20, 2016 from 10am-2pm. Utilizing the totality of the historic Trinity-On-Main performing Arts Center, (located at 69 Main Street, New Britain, Ct 06051), there will be story-telling, face painting, caricature drawing, games, “Dunk the Major” with New Britain Mayor, Erin Stewart and puppy petting. Admission to the event is a donation of clothing. Business or organizations interested in ensuring inner city children are introduced to Mama Stitches’ love, can pre-order copies of Mama Stitches on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. They may also sponsor special edition copies of Mama Stitches for inner city and DCF foster care children by contacting Tunde directly at tundedriven2inspire@gmail.coim

“We want to create an idea that will last and the message of Mama Stitches is just that,” said Tunde. “What better way than to share the message of “cover with love” at an old fashioned block party where the entire community comes together. Our goal is to have 5,000 copies Mama Stitches: To Cover with Love sponsored so that the children of Greater New Britain and Greater Hartford areas can receive a free copy for their own enjoyment.”

The Mama Stitches Movement has just received exciting endorsements from countless public figures including Nancy Serra, Superintendent of New Britain Public Schools, Mayor Erin Stewart, and award winning author Catherine Gibson. To learn more, visit www.mamastitches.com and www.coverwithlove.org . Mama Stitches: To Cover with Love is available to pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble; $21.95 in hardcover.

* Series: Mama Stitches (Book 1)
* Hardcover: 32 pages
* Illustrated: Chad Thompson
* Publisher: Halo Publishing International; 1st edition (July 25, 2016)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 161244296X
* ISBN-13: 978-1612442969
* Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches

About Akintunde “Tunde” Sogunro:
Akintunde “Tunde” Sogunro is the director and producer of the award winning inspirational documentary film, Victory. He is excited to be pursuing a career living out his childhood dream by publishing the first book in the Mama Stitches series. He received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in theater at Southern Connecticut State University in 2011, and is currently a Masters of Fine Arts in creative and professional writing candidate at Western Connecticut State University. A native of Lagos, Nigeria who spent eight years living in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Tunde now resides in New Britain, Connecticut where he spends time spreading Mama Stitches’ story of hope and love all around his community.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Entrepreneur Gene Nalbandian Finds Meaning in His Life’s Journey

Gene Nalbandian’s first book, “Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks” allows the reader to enjoy an intimate conversation with Gene; who openly and honesty shares the lessons he has learned from the roller coaster of his life.

Laguna Beach, CA (USA), 6th June, 2016 — Gene Nalbandian has lived almost eight decades and his personal journey includes being a descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors, founding a number of entrepreneurial businesses, a stint as a pro-ball player for the Chicago Cubs, as well as being the first man in California to legally obtain full custody of his three children. His first book, “Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks” allows the reader to enjoy an intimate conversation with Gene; who openly and honesty shares the lessons he has learned from the roller coaster of his life.

“It hasn’t always been easy,” shares Gene Nalbandian. “Especially losing my son to a long hard fight with drug addiction, however, through all of my life there have been opportunities to learn and grow and I hope readers will take away information they can use in their own life.”

“Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks” offers hope to those who have struggled with loss, failure and disappointment. Gene shares the lessons he has learned and the comebacks he has enjoyed by simply mastering the art of picking himself back up and moving forward, one step at a time.

“There are so many experiences for which I am most proud; my children are all wonderfully successful, each in their own right,” says Gene. “I have started several businesses, hold three patents and founded an ice cream franchise that was wildly popular in the 70s. Each of these accomplishments have had moments where I questioned the direction and yet ultimately, whether they failed or exceeded expectations, have provided lessons I hope others can benefit from.”

The loss of his youngest son, Derek, just two short years ago, has certainly been the biggest struggle and most painful experience.

“Derek was an amazing man who was gripped by an addiction no amount of love, support or money could overcome,” shared Gene. “I have walked that nightmare and share what that experience was like and how I have coped both during those years with my son and in the time since he has passed. I hope others going through similar circumstances will gain comfort from this book and the chapters I have dedicated to our relationship.”

“This is an extremely personal book and one which we, at Halo, are so very proud to represent,” says Lisa Umina, founder and President of Halo Publishing International. “Gene offers readers an inspirational message as a father, entrepreneur and mentor. It is a book that I’d recommend for those just starting out in business as well as those who are struggling with raising children of divorce. Frankly, anyone who has tried, failed and wants to try again will benefit from reading “Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks.”

To learn more about “Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks” or topurchase your copy, visit Halo Publishing, Amazon and/or Barnes and Noble.

About Gene Nalbandian:
Gene Nalbandian is currently living in Laguna Beach, California with his soul mate. He is involved by using his entrepreneurial background to mentoring graduate MBA students at his beloved UCLA. He is Co-founder of the Fresnotizis, a group of prestigious American Armenians who have accomplished careers as judges, lawyers, publishers, businessmen and retired professional athletes. He is an accomplished traveler having visited countries throughout the world with his beautiful wife and has developed a perspective which he loves to share with his friends and colleagues. Gene spends much of his time with his children and grandchildren, always challenging them to be the best that they can be. He also pursues athletic endeavors by playing golf and participating on the Senior Tennis circuit.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com

Book Trailer:

Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks – By Gene Nalbandian

Lamentations of a Dad is a wonderfully heartwarming memoir that will lift your spirits and show you that even when tragedy strikes, there are always rainbows that emerge from the darkness and gloom.

Gene was born into an ordinary family who was proud of their culture and beginnings. He graduated from college and was signed by the Chicago Cubs as a promising pitcher. This was a dream come through for Gene. But sadly, a tragic injury ended his career with the Cubs and he had to search another path in his life. But this set back let to another comeback later on.

Gene’s life was also speckled with several other setbacks. He married, divorced, became an entrepreneur, became a single dad, and experienced the death of his son to a drug overdose. But even in the middle of all of these tragic experiences, there were always the comebacks and the rainbows that appear from the darkness.

Gene is a true testament of strength and courage. He shows that we can all learn to cope and not get discouraged, even when there are many really awful things that happen to us in our lives. His walk and trust in the Lord has always given him the strength to endure. All the negative and positive events of his life have made him who he is today, a strong, courageous, grateful, and peaceful man.

I recommend this book to anyone who has experienced a lot of hardship and tragedy and feels trapped by all these events. Gene’s book will enlighten you and give you the strength to courageously carry on.

Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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