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Patricia Cardenas Speaks Out Against Violence, Encouraging Other Survivors to Find their Voice

Abuse is a major problem in the United States where an estimated one in three women and one in four men have been physically abused by an intimate partner, according to the Center for Disease Control and Protection.

San Antonio, TX, USA – May 12, 2018 — Patricia Cardenas is a survivor in every sense of the word. Having lived the majority of her life homeless and in domestic violence relationships, she has overcome much of the adversity that life has presented her in order to share her story with the world.

“I lived much of my life between shelters and on the street. I want other people to experience my life and the world that I live in. A lot of people do not know what it’s like, living on the other side of the fence or the other side of the tracks.”

In her work, Cardenas hopes to tackle some of the stigmas that surround not only domestic violence and abusive relationships but also drug addiction. “I’ve been in domestic violence relationships for over half of my life, for thirty-some years. That also brought me to drug addiction and not too many people write about that. It’s kind of embarrassing and they feel like no one will listen to them.”

Now in recovery, Cardenas says that her goal was, “to reach other people and enlighten them about this other life.” Publishing a book entitled “Bracing Faith: Empowerment from a Domestic Violence Survivor and a Recovering Addict,” was her way of doing just that.

“Cardenas is not just talking about domestic violence but about the relationship between drug addiction and abusive relationships. She gives the reader an insight into what so many domestic violence survivors have to go through to come out on the other end. Cardenas is taking a heroic step, exposing her personal story to help save thousands,” comments publisher, Lisa Michelle Umina.

Her book is just a beginning. Cardenas is working to become a certified domestic violence advocate and seeks to work in the field as a source of support for other women who are experiencing domestic violence. “Advocates at Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (a California-based domestic violence agency) helped me at a time when I most needed support, information, and encouragement. I know that it is my calling to be that source of support to help other women get out of the cycle of abuse and violence and move forward toward safety and self-sufficiency.”

A support system is one of the elements that Cardenas credits to her recovery. “My stepdad has been the most supportive person I’ve had my whole life.”

For more information about Patricia Cardenas visit www.halopublishing.com. “Bracing Faith: Empowerment from a Domestic Violence Survivor and a Recovering Addict” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and Books a Million in Paperback for $19.95 and as an e-Book for $9.99.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa 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

Shields Takes Readers on an Unforgettable Journey Into Loss and Love

What happens when you surrender and trust? This is the question central to Tim Shields’ first novel, “A Curious Year in the Great Vivarium Experiment.”

San Antonio, TX, USA – May 9, 2018 — On the morning of his thirty-sixth birthday, Thomas Furey finds himself alone and jobless. Devastated by the recent loss of his mother, he feels untethered, like he is falling into the depths of something he can’t describe. On a whim, he buys a one-way ticket to India. Possessed by fear, armed with hope, protected by naïveté, and guided by intention, when Thomas learns to operate in alignment with his true self, serendipity intervenes.

Taking inspiration from his own life and travels, Shields says, “After a decade bookended by sick and dying parents, I decided to set out to try and uncover what I’ve always called my ‘soul ache.” He adds, “I think each of us has our own soul ache, and whether we are conscious of it or not, it’s one of the central drivers of our life.”

As Thomas journeys all over Southeast Asia for a year, he learns about becoming a man in the shadow of his parent’s death, surrendering his past and trusting the future that is pulling him forward, and the power of gratitude and intention to shape his reality.

“This book is about overcoming the self, that voice in our head that’s not loving or kind to us. Beyond that, there’s a much deeper philosophy at play about the nature of reality and the role of consciousness to shape it.” Shields adds with laughter, “It’s kind of like a ‘Portrait of the Artist’ as a middle-aged, spiritual man. Thomas is an artist searching for his voice and a writer searching for his story.”

“Sitting on the mountain, it occurred to me that traveling was a lot like writing,” says the protagonist. “When you sit down to write, you have no idea where you’ll be when you get to the end. Sometimes the journey is joyful, sometimes it’s terrifying, and sometimes it reduces you to tears of gratitude or despair. And sometimes the most fantastic, serendipitous events get you to the next chapter when you simply do the work, stay open to ideas, and follow where they lead you.”

As publisher Lisa Michelle Umina observes, “We are releasing this book at a time when, more than ever before, people are inquiring about the nature of our existence. This book challenges readers to find their own answers and seek their own stories.”

Shields’ nephew and godson, Jack Shields, created an original musical score for the book’s theatrical trailer. This collaboration led to the creation of an original soundtrack for the book, which is currently being shopped around to record labels. To view the book trailer and for more information, visit the book’s website: www.acuriousyear.com.

The book is now available globally at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and Books a Million in Hardcover for $26.95, in Paperback for $19.95, and as an e-Book for $9.99.

About Tim Shields:
In December 2016, Tim Shields left behind his career in marketing and advertising for ghostwriting. He has since worked with two New York Times bestselling authors, both of whom write about the nature of reality, consciousness, quantum physics, healing, and more. Born with a curious mind and restless spirit, he heeds the call of the creative muse wherever it summons him. Whether playing in a band, taking improve and acting classes, volunteering at an orphanage in Tanzania, buying one-way tickets to India and Mexico, or attempting to create his own travel show in Europe, his interests can be found at the intersection of creativity, expression, travel, and expansion. He holds creative writing and philosophy degrees from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland and currently calls Seattle, Washington home. To learn more, please visit www.acuriousyear.com.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, and 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. More information is available at www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa 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

Historic Manufacturer STIMPSON Celebrates 165 Years of Industry Leadership with a Digital and Brand Modernization

Stimpson’s rebrand continues a centuries old tradition of evolving and adapting to the changing business landscape.

Pompano Beach, FL, USA, May 04, 2018 — Stimpson, formerly known as Edwin B. Stimpson Company, the innovative manufacturer of grommets and washers, eyelets and more has announced the launch of a new brand identity and digital assets to celebrate 165 years in business. The historic company, which manufactures countless products out of their 278,000 square foot facility in Pompano Beach, has not only modernized the name, shortening it for digital-age simplicity, but has a striking new brand identity, color scheme, logo and memorable icon. The company’s bold persimmon and gray color scheme reflects Stimpson’s dedication to offering customer’s modern solutions and dependable products. CEO Scott Thomas stated, “We felt it was time to update our brand to reflect our position in our changing marketplace, while still focusing on our strengths of exceptional quality, on-time delivery, and fair prices.”

Vice President of Sales and Marketing Cory Rau noted, “Stimpson has made many improvements such as adopting industry certifications like ISO 9001, modernizing manufacturing and quality systems, and upgrading internal computer systems for greater efficiency. Now seems like a good time to let our external image reflect the many positive trends that are happening internally. As one of the oldest companies in the industry, our ability to evolve has kept us at the forefront of the marketplace.”

Stimpson has launched a contemporary new website http://www.Stimpson.com and refreshed ecommerce site webstore. Stimpson.com. The website encompasses their new logo and brand identity and features enhanced functionality and new and improved content detailing the reliability and wide variety of Stimpson’s products for their broad range of customers.

Stimpson’s rebrand continues a centuries old tradition of evolving and adapting to the changing business landscape, a characteristic that has maintained their position as the leading manufacturer of eyelets, grommets and washers, hole plugs, snap sets and more. In the past 25 years alone, Stimpson has shipped over 150 billion parts which, placed end-to-end, can circle the globe 50 times! Chances are good that just about everyone in America has been in a room that makes use of a product made by Stimpson.

Stimpson first opened its 1,500 square foot factory in Lower Manhattan back in in 1865. The privately owned company has since centralized all operations to their immense Pompano Beach, FL location and expanded it over the years to its current 278,000 square feet. Stimpson and its committed team enjoy a hard-earned reputation for providing great service and the highest quality metal products and fasteners to a variety of industries. Those industries include printing, marine, aviation, military and many more. Products sold on their webstore often assist small businesses in the United States and Canada producing specialty products from signage to parachutes, flags, awnings, and much more. These customers appreciate that Stimpson web store inventory is boxed and ready to go out the door, with any order placed before 4PM going out the same day.

The new brand and digital evolution advances Stimpson’s dedication to quality products and trusted solutions, maintains their industry position as the global leader while setting the stage for another 165 years.

Media Contact:
Cynthia Srednicki, CEO
Dreamweaver Brand Communications
cynthia@dreamweaverbrand.com
786-531-7842

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World Tea Coffee Expo 2018 to be Held at New Venue Spread Over 2 Floors in Mumbai

6th WTCE to be held from 29th Nov – 1st Dec 2018 at Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai. The unique trade show offers opportunity to explore new frontiers in the hot beverage segment.

Mumbai, India, May 1, 2018 — Taking forward its growth saga, the 6th edition of World Tea Coffee Expo, India’s only international trade fair focussed on the Tea, Coffee and allied sectors shall be held at a new venue namely Nehru Centre Worli Mumbai and shall be spread over 2 floors. With 90+ exhibitors from 8 countries including government pavilions and 4000+ trade visitors, the World Tea Coffee Expo 2018 shall be held from Thursday 29th Nov to Saturday 1st Dec 2018 and marks South Asia’s largest dedicated annual gathering of the Tea, Coffee and related segments. The Expo offers huge potential for appointing Distributors, Bulk orders, joint ventures, franchising, networking, knowledge-sharing, meeting government officials, marketing alliances, and overall branding.

Thanks to the proliferation of café culture phenomenon, market is growing rapidly with the entry of many local and regional players offering specific products for multiple end-users. With anticipated attendance from more than 4000 serious buyers from across the globe, companies participating at WTCE can substantiate their foothold in the market or enter newer markets. The show has become the ideal launch pad for new products in the Indian markets especially for SMEs who don’t have large budgets.

Says Priti M Kapadia, Director, Sentinel Exhibitions Asia P Ltd, organizers of this unique trade fair, “In addition to showcasing the latest products, technologies, solutions and certifications, WTCE identifies market trends, global drivers, challenges, constraints, threats and investment opportunities of the RTD (Ready To Drink) Tea and Coffee market and creates awareness on market penetration strategies – both local and global.”

WTCE supports the diverse needs of all the market players right from crop to the cup enabling new business alliances. For new entrants, the expo becomes a single sourcing avenue for all their requirements. In India, a number of Tea / Coffee estate owners are in the process of launching their own brands for which they seek latest technology and packaging. For such players to survive – and thrive – they need to adapt innovative technology, quality services and diligence of international vendors.

In addition to a display of innovative and exotic products, machineries, accessories, technologies, vending machines and certifications from the entire gamut of the Hot beverage sector, additional activities planned at the Expo include: B2B match-making, Workshops & Championships, a High Level 2-day Conference by Industry leaders, academicians and policy makers, export/import guidance kiosks, Knowledge zone etc. The Conference and Workshops impart deeper understanding of and appreciation for the trade especially the challenges of expanding online.

WTCE 2018 will be organised on a much bigger scale than the previous editions with some additional features like an upscale Display showcase, wider range of networking events, more educational content and national/international speakers with discussion sessions chaired by eminent Indian and global experts from the industry.

The trend towards health consciousness, coupled with increased competitive pressure, will further push new product development in the next five years, which will in turn boost industry demand. Most International companies which have entered India are doing brisk business and expanding their operations. The World Tea & Coffee Expo is the catalyst for International companies to target this huge market. For further information please log onto www.worldteacoffeeexpo.com or call on +912228625132 or email to info@worldteacoffeeexpo.com

Press & Media Contact:
Mr. Mitesh, Project Director
Sentinel Exhibitions Asia P Ltd | SPR Pvt Ltd
Mumbai, India
Mob: +91 98205 03876
Tel: +91 22 28625131 / 32
info@publicrelationindia.com
http://www.worldteacoffeeexpo.com

6th World Tea & Coffee Expo Mumbai India 2018 – 29/30 Nov & 1 Dec

“6th World Tea & Coffee Expo Mumbai India 2018”, India’s Only International Trade Fair focused on the Tea, Coffee & Allied Sectors.

Mumbai, India, April 7th, 2018 —

Show Dates:
29th/30th Nov and 1st Dec 2018 (Thu – Fri – Sat) | Website: http://www.worldteacoffeeexpo.com

Category:
Food & Beverages (Particularly Tea & Coffee related Products, Machineries, Innovative Technologies, Vending Solutions, Sugar/Sweeteners, Packaging, Certifications, Boards etc)

Highlights:
The “World Tea & Coffee Expo”™ offers India’s only organized and credible avenue for all the stakeholders of the hot beverage sector to come together under a single roof for networking, business expansion and ideas exchange & one to one interaction with high end market players. Cutting through a plethora of food and food processing shows and focusing purely on Tea, Coffee & allied sectors, the Expo has established itself as the official, globally recognized Industry show with just five editions under its belt. For the 2018 edition WTCE is expecting about 90+ Exhibitors from 8 countries and a visitor base of 4000+ industry professionals from across India & abroad. Country & Tea/Coffee Board pavilions & buyers from UAE, UK, Italy, USA, Sri Lanka, China, Nepal, Iran, Russia, Turkey and many more planned. The event provides a powerful, focused platform to meet potential clients/decision-makers and establish valuable alliances. This niche trade fair has proved itself as a major launch pad for new products especially by MSME sectors. WTCE offers huge potential for franchising, marketing alliances, appointing Distributors, bulk orders, joint ventures and overall branding.

Additional Activities:
B2B match-making, Workshops & Championships by Industry Stalwarts, High Level 2-day Conference by Industry leaders, academicians and policy makers.

Previous Show Results:
2017 (5th edition at Mumbai) total attendance included 70+ exhibiting companies from 5 countries and over 3700 Trade Visitors. Full report at http://www.worldteacoffeeexpo.com/wtce-2017

Supporters:
Sri Lanka Tea Board, Global Tea Coffee Association, North East Tea Association, National Tea & Coffee Development Board Of Nepal, SME Chamber of India, Bombay Tea Traders Association, Federation of Indian Tea Traders Association, Confederation of Indian Small Tea Growers Association, Darjeeling Tea Association, Specialty of Coffee Association of Europe, Tea Association of USA, ADEMATHE Tea Association of Italy, African Fine Coffees Association.

Expo Location:
Nehru Centre, Worli, South Mumbai – http://www.nehru-centre.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/location-map-new.jpg. [The commercial capital of India attracts exhibitors & serious Visitors from across the length and breadth of India as well as from abroad and has been host to this unique event since inception]

Registration and Admission:
The show is not open to general public. This is a trade event and only industry professionals will be allowed. No one under 18 permitted. No retail sale.

Exhibitor Profile:
Tea & Coffee Manufacturers & Brands, Machinery, Packaging and Technology companies, Tea Gardens & Coffee Estates, Dealers/Exporters/Importers, Vending Machines Manufacturers, Roasters And Blenders, Flavoured / Instant Beverage Manufacturers, Manufacturers of Equipment & Appliances, Raw Materials Suppliers & Manufacturers, Herbal / Green / Slimming etc teas, Fine Chocolate & Gourmet Mint Manufacturers, Processors & Processing machinery Manufacturers, Start Ups seeking national and international exposure, Milk & Milk Products, Sugar & Sugar substitutes/Artificial Sweeteners, Spices Manufacturers, Beverage accessories manufacturers, Biscuit , Confectioneries Manufacturers, Chain Stores, Super stores, Certification / Testing companies, Retail Café chains / Franchisors, Service Providers, Consultants & Others.

Attendees / Visitors Profile:
Tea & Coffee Distributors, Retailers & Wholesalers, Hoteliers / Institutional Caterers, Restaurateurs & Cafe owners / Resorts / Airlines, Importers & Exporters – National & International, International delegates & Buying Teams, Dealers and Trade Buyers, Hotel Suppliers Dealers, Mass Grocers, Supermarkets & Malls, Purchase Managers of large offices & retail chains, Packaging professionals, Soon-to-launch Tea & Coffee brands and companies, Tea Garden / Coffee Estate owners and senior managers, F & B / Catering Managers, Dieticians / Nutritionists / Food Professionals, Chef’s & cooking Experts, Tea & Coffee Aficionados, Govt. Officials / Brokers , Health & Fitness conscious Visitors and General &Other Visitors.

Press & Media Contact:
Mr. Mitesh, Project Director
Sentinel Exhibitions Asia P. Ltd.
Mumbai, India
Mob: +91 98205 03876
Tel: +91 22 28625131 / 32
mitesh@sentinelexhibitionsasia.com
http://www.sentinelexhibitionsasia.com
http://www.worldteacoffeeexpo.com

Linda A. Goodlin Delves into Immigrant Past, Conveys Important Message for Today

It was over a hundred years ago that her grandparents immigrated to the United States, but Linda A. Goodlin knew their story was a compelling one she had to share.

San Antonio, TX (USA), April 5, 2018 — It was over a hundred years ago that her grandparents immigrated to the United States, but Linda A. Goodlin knew their story was a compelling one she had to share. Intrigued by their journey and experiences, Goodlin began researching her hometown, Rocktown, Pennsylvania.

This research became the basis for her debut historical fiction, “From Across the Pond,” that chronicles the trials and tribulations of a young couple who have come to live in the United States from their homeland of Wales.

“My grandfather really did come from Wales,” Goodlin says, “He lived in the coal mining town where the story takes place, and he worked in the coal mines there. He died from black lung before they ever put him on any kind of government funding for coal miners with black lung.”

From her own upbringing and conversations with family members, Goodlin knew about the challenges new arrivals to this country faced.“There were a great, diverse group of immigrants. Unfortunately, the coal mines weren’t the greatest place to work. It was a hard job and many men died.”

Goodlin’s own career has presented challenges of a different nature. She had her first child at the age of fifteen, at a time when her high school would not allow pregnant women to attend school. However, she returned to complete her GED, and she is now an inspirational speaker for women, in addition to being an author.

She uses her story to convey a powerful message. Illustrating the barriers between immigrants who spoke different languages and came from different countries and cultures, Goodlin demonstrates how the challenges of the new continent would bring everyone together. She writes, “When a disaster signal goes out, everyone in the town comes running, each woman praying it isn’t her man down there… At times like this, they do not look at each other as Polish, Irish, English, or German. They are neighbors caring about each other. All prejudices are put aside for the time being.”

“My main goal was to talk about how rich our country became through these immigrants who came and worked,” Goodlin says, but the reality for many new arrivals was harsh. “They came to a land being promised so much more than they had in their home country, but they often didn’t receive what they were being promised.”

Oftentimes, a strong work ethic was the only thing that enabled immigrants to be successful. But they faced great challenges as well. “Goodlin recounts a detailed narrative of our country’s past, but the drama that the main characters are facing will resonate with today’s generation and generations to come,” says publisher Lisa Umina.

Goodlin spent a year researching and writing the book from 2007 to 2008, as a part of a two-year writing class offered by prominent Christian author, Jerry B. Jenkins. The class gave Goodlin the impetus to launch her writing career; after completing an assignment to write a query letter to several magazines, she was hired as a writer for Guide Magazine. “From Across the Pond” is her first novel, and she is currently working on her second book.

The book launch event will be held at Scottdale Public Library in Scottdale, Pennsylvania on April 26th, from 6-8pm.

“From Across the Pond” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Paperback for $16.95 and as an e-Book for $7.98.

* Halo Publishing
* Amazon
* Barnes and Noble

About Linda A. Goodlin:
Linda A. Goodlin writes periodically for a children’s magazine called Guide. She plays keyboard with a praise and worship band and is an inspirational speaker for women. She has been married to her childhood sweetheart, Tom, for fifty years. They have three children and four grandchildren. Linda is a retired Health Insurance Producer in Western Pennsylvania. She enjoys biking, kayaking, and early morning walks on country roads.

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. More information is available at www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa 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

Local Author Touches Children in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

When speaking with Terry Padilla, author of “Latin American Foods,” it is clear early on how very important family is in her life.

Miami, FL (USA), March 29th, 2018 — When speaking with Terry Padilla, author of “Latin American Foods,” it is clear early on how very important family is in her life. Her two-year labor of love titled “Latin American Foods” is a children’s book that follows the journey of the Garcia family who were forced to leave their homeland of Puerto Rico due to devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The family relocates to Orlando and as they adjust to the many changes in their lives, the Garcia family embraces their native Latin culture.

“When faced with unexpected challenges ones first reaction is usually to hold onto what’s dear to them,” said Padilla. “I wanted to emphasize the closeness of family and how the Garcia’s took comfort in the culinary experiences of their native Latin culture as they embarked on their new life in America.”

Terry’s multi-cultural background and her experiences living in Central America inspired her to write “Latin American Foods.”

While growing up in Managua, she witnessed people without food, shelter and clothing. Those images are still fresh in her mind today and provided added inspiration for her book.

“Basic necessities such as water, food and shelter, should never be taken for granted,” said Padilla. “And Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Harvey were a reminder to all of us of how important these basic necessities are to one’s survival.”

“Latin American Foods” was illustrated by Tony Mendoza, a Cuban-American artist who Terry had met a few years ago while attending the Coconut Grove Art Festival. She was so impressed by his work that she immediately asked him to illustrate her book with the hope that her words combined with his whimsical illustrations would offer youngsters easy to understand descriptions of some of the dishes that the two of them were all too familiar with as children.

As the book was nearing completion, life for many changed dramatically! Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Florida, the Caribbean and, tragically Puerto Rico. These hurricanes inspired Terry to rewrite the story and incorporate a fictional family, Jose and Maria Garcia and their son Carlos, who owned a bed and breakfast in Puerto Rico. Maria Garcia is originally from Cuba, and loved to cook traditional dishes.

Depicting old clothes hanging to dry in the background when referencing Ropa Vieja or including an iron on the Cuban sandwich illustration since it is traditionally pressed with a hot iron are just a few of the images that stimulate the readers’ imagination.

Terry remembers the time when she asked Tony to draw a beautiful, colorful rooster with wild feathers and have the rooster painting. While puzzled by the request Tony complied, creating Terry’s favorite illustration that represents a dish she remembers all too well as a child growing up in Nicaragua, Gallo Pinto (rice and beans). She wanted to depict the rooster painting because gallo means rooster and pinto is a spotted rooster.

Born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua, Terry moved to Miami as a teen and attended Coral Gables High School. She graduated from the University of Florida’s School of Journalism & Communications earning a bachelor’s degree in Advertising with a minor in Business Administration.

Her book, “Latin American Foods” is dedicated to her husband Ivan, a fantastic cook and her father, who was the Secretary of Agriculture in Nicaragua during the 1970s. Terry resides in Miami, Florida with her husband and two children. She previously served on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida for 10 years and currently volunteers her time and energy with the Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness. Terry is a 12-year Breast Cancer survivor!

The book is available for $12.95 paperback and $7.99 Kindle on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness. You can contact Terry Sendelmann-Padilla at 786-281-3737 or via e-mail at terryinmiami@gmail.com. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Press & Media Contact:
John Kiskinis
Kiskinis Communications, Inc.
13663 SW 102 Court,
Miami, FL 33176 – USA
+1 305-447-1224
jgk@kiskinis.com
http://www.kiskinis.com

New Children’s Book “Forever Evergreen” Takes Readers on an Adventure to Learn About Forgiveness

In her debut children’s book, “Forever Evergreen,” Kay Roberts tells the compelling story of Red, an adventurous sparrow who dares to leave his home in search of adventure.

San Antonio, TX (USA), March 29th, 2018 — In her debut children’s book, “Forever Evergreen,” Kay Roberts tells the compelling story of Red, an adventurous sparrow who dares to leave his home in search of adventure. Red finds unexpected allies along the way, as he navigates the Enchanted Forest. However, when trouble befalls him, Red must rely on the help of his new friends if he ever wants to make it back home. When Mother Nature intervenes, the entire forest is affected by her decision.

Roberts takes readers on an unforgettable journey, imparting valuable life lessons about forgiveness, hope, and compassion. The book is brought to life with vivid illustrations by KimSponaugle.

While developing the six main characters, Roberts was inspired by her own grandchildren, using their traits to craft her characters. “Each character evolved. The main character, Red, takes after my grandson who is an adventurous type and a free-thinking individual.”

The storyline began as an oral tale that Roberts first heard from her husband who grew up in an orphanage. “One evening we were talking about childhood memories, and he said he remembered somebody telling him a little story about a bird getting hurt and a fir tree picking him up and caring for him.” After she heard the story, Roberts waited for a while but eventually, she knew she had to put her versiondown on paper.

“I am so glad to have this story as a part of our spring collection,” says publisher, Lisa Umina. “This is a fun and engaging way for children to learn about how their actions can have unexpected consequences.”

The author’s hope is for children to use this book to spark their imagination. “I would love to get this story in the hands of children and have them go on a journey with the book, too. I love when children use their imagination. If they can think beyond, if they can let their mind wander, that’s what I would love.”

Roberts says that writing and publishing a book is a dream that she had since she was in the fifth grade. She has inspirational advice for readers: “I want everybody to know, no matter how old you are, if you have a dream, go for it! You’re never too old to do what you really want to do.”

“Forever Evergreen” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and Books a Million in Hardcover for $19.98 and as an e-Book for $7.98.

* Halo Publishing International
* Amazon
* Barnes and Noble

About Kay Roberts:
Kay wrote her first story in fifth grade. She remembers giving it to her best friend, Roseanne, in church. Since then, Kay married and had children and grandchildren. It wasn’t until a conversation with her husband, Mic, one evening that the idea of Forever Evergreen was born. Now, writing is Kay’s passion, and she is happy to be at work on other books.

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. More information is available at www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa 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

Powerful Children’s Book Supports Children of Incarcerated Parents

Dr. Dakota King-White is passionate about children succeeding and believes that all children can succeed if given the right tools and opportunities.

Cleveland, OH (USA), January 25, 2018 — Dr. Dakota King-White is passionate about children succeeding and believes that all children can succeed if given the right tools and opportunities. According to the Pew Report published in 2013, there are more than 2.7 million children in the United States who have one parent currently serving time in prison. While conducting research in K-12 schools, Dr. King-White encountered a number of children who were suffering from parental incarceration and discovered the importance of providing them with an opportunity to communicate how that experience made them feel. It was from this research that she wrote her first children’s book “Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away.”

“This is a difficult subject to talk about and therefore unless we purposefully set out to help youth share their feelings, their reactions get bottled up and begin to emerge in unhealthy ways,” said Dr. King-White. “Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away” is an interactive book schools, parents, caregivers, counselors, agencies, and court systems can use to help guide children through the experience of sharing their emotions, either through pictures or words.

“My hope is that this book will provide a tool for families and schools to work with children while giving them a safe place to process their emotions,” said Dr. King-White. By using this book with children who have a parent in jail, they have an opportunity to recognize that the emotions they feel are in fact, quite normal. It is normal to be sad or anxious, fearful or angry and through the journal prompts within the book, children are encouraged to express their feelings. “When children who have a parent incarcerated don’t have a vehicle for verbalizing their feelings, they can become sullen or angry,” said Dr. King-White.

“Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away” is designed for elementary school-age students, six to 12 years old. Dr. King-White is also the co-founder of Making A Difference Consulting and is currently working on her follow-up book designed for teens in middle school and high school who are also struggling to come to terms with parental incarceration.

“Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away” is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in paperback for $19.95 and as an e-book for $9.99.

* Halo Publishing
* Amazon
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About Dr. Dakota King-White:
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Call For Nationwide Boycott On ISO Certified Companies Overseen By China-led IAF

U.S. Trade group and veterans to unmask companies shamelessly and willingly under China influence.

Washington, DC (USA), January 22, 2018 — Thousands of companies across the country certified to ISO standards are increasingly learning their quality system over-seen by China-led International Accreditation Forum (IAF) is not sitting well with many Americans, particularly military veterans, conservative lawmakers and a growing band of patriotic citizens. Ignoring the problem has proven to be a costly mistake for many businesses.

The American Manufacturing Network (http://www.mfgpartners.net) promises to unveil hundreds of U.S. companies found to have its quality certification overseen by China-led IAF. The trade group plans to unmask the scheme to the the American public by calling out individual companies and their leadership one-by-one.

“American businesses willingly allowing its quality management system to be certified by a registrar associated with the China-led International Accreditation Forum (IAF) must be exposed for what many are calling Anti-American business practices,” said Richard Milton, spokesman for the American Board of Accredited Certifications (ABAC) at http://www.aboac.org.

Studies shows the majority of businesses in the United States certified to ISO standards is unaware their registrar’s accreditation body, ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is discreetly over-seen by China-led IAF, which is under the leadership of Chinese national Xiao Jianhua who serves as the current Chairman and Director of the organization according to tax records at http://dguberman.com/IAF_Tax_Form.pdf

With over 50% of ISO registrars in the United States accredited by ANAB, it could mean thousands of businesses across the country are unknowingly under the watchful eye of Mr. Jianhua and his Chinese agents in Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Daryl Guberman, candidate for U.S. Senate (I-CT) released a video recording on the matter in effort to inform businesses unaware of their registrar being under the oversight and influence of China at https://youtu.be/IZDq-f7Unug

Research has shown the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) is heavily persuaded by foreign entities in countries less than friendly with the United States, including Iran and previously North Korea. An investigation showed China-led IAF, the oversight body for ANAB, allowed North Korea membership for 6 years, risking the theft of intellectual property to a threatening regime. Equally troubling, Libya became an IAF member during the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. The matter remains under investigation.

Guberman was first to raise questions about the colluding relationship between IAF and ANAB and its violations of U.S. sanctions. “The accreditation scheme conjured up between China-led International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is misguiding U.S. businesses certified to ISO standards by providing a channel for foreign oversight bodies to gain access to quality reports, audits and annual surveillance performed by US-based registration companies accredited by ANAB and its sister organization China-led IAF,” said Guberman.

Despite ANAB’s claims of being “independent” from China-led IAF, both organizations remain under the leadership of the same individuals in the United States and China, and share the same physical address on state tax records. Guberman said although IAF is incorporated in Delaware, the organization is clearly under the leadership and guidance of Chinese national Xiao Jianhua and his business associates in China.

As an increasingly likely candidate for U.S. Senate, Guberman is currently in talks with the Federal Trade Commission and State Department calling for authorities to investigate both IAF and ANAB for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions and engaging in questionable business practices, according to reports. See http://bit.ly/2mG9JwU

“American businesses certified to ISO standards need to decide if they want to be over-seen and accredited by a China-led organization, or an accreditation body of the United States,” said Guberman. He concluded, “Veterans and the American people are quickly discovering where the loyalty of these businesses stand when it comes to U.S. or China oversight of their quality management system.”

“Boycotting U.S. businesses knowingly and shamelessly under the oversight of China-led IAF and its accomplice ANAB is necessary to bring attention to such a critical matter,” said Donald LaBelle, Founder of VOB9009 (http://www.vob9009.com), the country’s leading certification program for Veteran-owned businesses. He added, “American companies whether certified or not certified to quality standards should always put the interests of the American people first by ensuring their quality management certificate is issued and accredited by a US-based organization completely independent of foreign oversight bodies masquerading as American.”

The outspoken rock star Ted Nugent understands the importance of putting America first. “China, Iran and North Korea (all members of International Accreditation Forum) spit in America’s face. They have no respect for America, and they sure as hell have no fear of America,” said Nugent.

No matter where a business owner in the United States stands on the matter, one thing appears to be evident, the ISO certification marketplace in the United States is going to see significant changes in 2018, and the battle between American patriots and liberal organizations over-seen by China is about to explode into a frenzy within the quality community, said Richard Milton.

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