Photographer Writes Book To Benefit Animal Shelter

“How Dogs Make Cloud Pictures”.

Worcester, MA (USA), October 22, 2014 — Sheri Bready recently combined her passion for photography and dogs for a good cause. She wrote a book to benefit the Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL) called “How Dogs Make Cloud Pictures.” Released by Halo Publishing International, the book contains photographs of imaginative dog scenes with pets that are waiting for adoption.

“I wanted to use my photography for more than just making money,” says the Worcester photographer and author. “I wanted people to know in a creative way that these animals need homes.”

Inspired by her own two dogs, Bready says she always wonders what they are thinking. The front cover of the book displays a dog staring at the sky. The clouds look like a bone and a ball, giving the idea that if a dog made a cloud picture it would probably look like this.

“Sheri is a talented photographer and this book showcases her innovative ideas,” says Halo Publisher Lisa M. Umina. “But this book is more than just about Sheri’s creativity, it’s also an avenue to build awareness about pet adoption and raise funds for the no-kill shelter where she serves as a volunteer.”

Founded 1912, WARL has been dedicated to the care of animals as a private, non-profit organization. Staff and volunteers work tirelessly with foster homes, rescues groups and shelters nationwide to provide the best possible home. The costs for care, medicine, food, shelter, spray and neuter, training and prep for adoption far outweigh the costs the organization takes in for fees. Generous donors supply the rest of the funds.

You can purchase “How Dogs Make Cloud Pictures” through It sells for $19.95 A portion of the proceeds will benefit WARL. You can also contact WARL at (508) 853-0030 to see which dogs from the book still need a good home.

Born and raised in New England, Sheri Bready is passionate about photography, dancing and dogs. She recently returned to school and graduated in 2013 from Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts. Along with having a full-time job and a photography business, “Sheri Bready Photography,” Bready volunteers weekly at Worcester Animal Rescue League. A loving “dog mom,” Bready shares her home with her two wonderful dogs, Boston and Moose.

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

Relationship Expert Says “Like Yourself – Like Your Marriage”

Speaks on Self Worth While Releasing Second Book.

Mora, MN (USA), October 22, 2014 — Lisa Cassman, a licensed counselor, author, ordained minister and speaker, says men and women need to learn how to like themselves. She says liking yourself makes all the difference in any relationship, especially marriage. She recently wrote her second relationship book, “The Light in Your Eyes,” published by Halo Publishing International. It’s a poetic journey with her husband.

“When you learn who you are, you can learn to like yourself, then you can give more in a relationship instead of taking all the time,” says Cassman. “When both a husband and spouse can learn to do this successfully they can have a happier marriage.”

Research shows that self esteem is a huge issue globally, especially in women. One study shows only 4% of women think of themselves as beautiful, while 80% of women agree that every woman has something about her that is beautiful but do not see their own beauty.

Cassman says these stats are a product of what’s really going on inside of woman – her self worth. She knows because she also struggled growing up with low self-esteem and self worth. That’s why she speaks and writes from her own experience through sexual abuse, and a struggling marriage that ended in divorce. Through her faith and learning to like herself, she received healing. Now she’s married to the man of her dreams.

In her self-worth seminars, Cassman gives keys to help others find out what causes low self-worth and avenues toward solutions, while also encouraging attendees to draw on their faith for healing.

“Lisa’s seminars and books weave a dynamic story of brokenness to wholeness, which helps others to do the same in their personal lives and marriages,” says Halo Publisher Lisa M. Umina.

“The Road Less Traveled… A Guide to a Positive Marriage,” was inspired while on a road trip with her husband in his semi-truck traveling along the West Coast. From her professional experience, she pours her inspirational insight and her own personal understanding of relationships into her work and guiding others through marriage. You can purchase it for $12.95

“The Light in Your Eyes,” written across the last 30 years, documents Cassman’s journey into what love means, as her husband, Steve, showed her, starting when they were hopeful teens. You can purchase it for $11.95.

You can book Cassman as a speaker or wedding officiant by visiting

A Minnesota native, Lisa Cassman has more than 20 years experience counseling children and families in the church, as well as working with sexual abuse and domestic violence victims at a crisis center. She has a bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling from the Pastoral Counseling Center, which is accredited through the National Christian Counseling Association (NCCA), and is also certified to administer the Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) report, which is a personal identification/inventory. She and her husband have four children together and six grandchildren. She enjoys speaking at women’s conferences and traveling to officiate weddings.

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

Annual “Open” (No Theme) Online Art Competition Announced

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries for the gallery’s 4th Annual “Open” Juried Art Competition for the month of November 2014. (There is no theme for this competition)

Jupiter, FL, USA (October 24, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries for the gallery’s 4th Annual “Open” Juried Art Competition for the month of November 2014. The gallery encourages entries from artists, regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational and non-representational art (There is no theme for this competition).

A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of December 2014. Awards will be for 1st through 5th places. Also, 5 Honorable Mention places will be awarded. In addition, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries, Special Merit and Special Recognition awards will also be given as well. The submission process and the deadline will end on November 27, 2014.

Winners of the “Open” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcement posts, extensive social media marketing and distribution, in order to make the art world aware of the art exhibition and in particular, the artist’s accomplishments. There will also be links back to the artist’s website included as part of this award package.

In addition to the above, artists shall also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue, Press Releases and “Leveraging Your Success” marketing materials if they place in this exhibition. Interested artists should provide to us with your best “Open” (No Theme) art now or before the deadline. Apply Online Here:

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here:

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458