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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

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.

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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.

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About Dr. Dakota King-White:
Dr. Dakota King-White has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Counseling, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision. She has done extensive research on the impact of parental incarceration on children and the psychological, emotional, and behavioral effects of incarceration. Through her research, she has designed a group counseling curriculum for the children of incarcerated parents, which has been implemented in K-12 education. She has also designed a mental health model that is used in K-12 education to help address the mental health needs of students within the academic setting. The model utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to address mental health needs within schools. Dr. King-White is passionate about children succeeding and believes that ALL children can succeed if given the right tools and opportunities.

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 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

“The Boy Who Couldn’t Be Seen” Provides Hope for Marginalized Children

Being a child no one wants is a horrible position for any youngest, especially the young boy in first time author, Michael Joffoy’s book “The Boy Who Couldn’t Be Seen.”

Denver, CO (USA), January 20, 2018 — Being a child no one wants is a horrible position for any youngest, especially the young boy in first time author, Michael Joffoy’s book “The Boy Who Couldn’t Be Seen.” Abandoned by his parents and mistreated by his relatives, the young boy of Joffoy’s book is lonely, angry and desperate for the family life he sees his friends living. As a result of his upbringing, he makes questionable life choices, suffering the consequences until, through the help of a church recovery program, God enters his life and brings him hope for a new tomorrow.

“This story is one that I lived,” admits author Michael Joffoy. “I wish I had spoken up and asked for help but I didn’t understand that there were people willing to offer hope to me and so I suffered alone, my only companion my cat Pepper who followed me everywhere.”

The story and illustrations depict a harsh reality for young Michael until he encounters members of a local church through a recovery program. Through their kindness and generosity, he learns about the value in serving others and created this book as a way of reaching other marginalized children who can so easily be lost in the fray.

“My hope is that children who are experiencing similar situations will read my book and find hope,” said Joffoy. “And hopefully teachers, parents and caregivers who read this story will understand the important role they play in the nurturing of young children.”

The Boy Who Couldn’t Be Seen” is written and illustrated by Joffoy and is a testimony to his faith in God and in the ability for those who struggle to have second chances at a loving and fulfilled life. Joffoy’s book Is already making a difference in reader’s lives.

Lee D Preston, an Amazon reader and reviewer has this to say:
“This book is an excellent book for those working through emotional abuse and history of neglect. Although it is written through the eyes of a child, it is intuitively helpful for adults as they get in touch with their own wounding and hurt. I recommend this book as a healing source for anyone who’s going through the trauma of childhood abuse and neglect and wants healing.”

“I admire Michael for his willingness to share his past and to offer hope and healing to readers, young and old,” said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing International. “I believe this is an important book for children who are suffering but also for all children so that parents can begin the discussions of speaking up and asking for help when necessary.”

“The Boy Who Couldn’t Be Seen”is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, inhard cover for $21.95, in paperback for $11.95 and as an e-book for $9.99.

About Michael Joffoy:
Michael Allen Joffroy is an Aircraft Mechanic who lives in Denver, Colorado, and holds an Airframe and Powerplant Certificate. He’s devoted to his two daughters and is actively in recovery to make a difference in his life and gain a better relationship with God. In his free time he enjoys time with his daughters, music, and art.

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 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

“Hair Loss: Options for Restoration & Reversal” Wins the Best Book Awards for 2017

Award-winning author Gustavo J. Gomez has once again received recognition for one of his thoroughly researched and well-received books.

Miami, FL (USA), January 04, 2018 — Award-winning author Gustavo J. Gomez has once again received recognition for one of his thoroughly researched and well-received books. This time the award goes to his newest book “HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal” which was selected as an American Book Fest 2017 Best Book of the Year Finalist in the General Health category.

“The Best Book Awards launched in 2003 by Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest. Now in its 15th year, the Best Book Awards is considered one of the largest mainstream and independent book award competition in the United States.”

“I am honored to have received this award,” said Gustavo Gomez. “It is a validation of the hard work and dedication that I put into everything I write. I have spent years researching the subject of hair loss, treatment options, the emotional impact and the solutions that are available, and this award is a wonderful recognition of that hard work.”

“HAIR LOSS” is essential reading for those already afflicted or beginning to experience a certain degree of hair loss. Fortunately for the stricken, hair-loss research is making significant discoveries that could potentially lead to a permanent cure for androgenetic or common hair loss.

Although the book was just published five months ago, readers are already responding in an overwhelmingly positive manner with such comments as this one from Readers’ Favorite Reviewer Ray Simmons:

“I am a methodical person and I like to approach problems like hair loss in a systematic and scientific manner. I would rather read a book by an expert than react to a sixty-second infomercial. The only drawback to this way of doing things is finding the right book. If you are in a similar situation as to what you can do about hair loss, let me assure you. This is the book for you.

“HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal” by Gustavo J. Gomez does exactly what the title and subtitle implies. It lists your options to combat and restore the loss of hair in a clear and very organized manner, one that is not intent on selling you something but just giving you information you can use.” The writing is clear and concise. The explanations reasonable and scientific. In fact, it is rare to find the book that tells you everything you need to know on a subject. When it comes to hair loss, Gustavo J. Gomez has written that book.

Gomez’s book isn’t just for men, in fact reviewer Gisela Dixon had this to say:
“HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal” is so well written that anybody with no prior understanding of the field can easily pick up and learn all of the information they need. I was impressed with Gustavo’s obvious and in-depth knowledge of the field, and also his ability to make the subject easy to understand as well as interesting to read! Hair loss is such a common occurrence among people all over the world, regardless of race or ethnicity that I am sure many people will truly benefit from learning more about the underlying science of hair and also be able to choose wisely from all of the treatment options available. This is a very useful book that I would recommend!”

“HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal” is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in Hardcover for $34.95, Paperback for $25.95, and eBook for $9.99.

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Gomez is also the author of “Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream.” An award-winning book that to date has garnered the following awards:

* Axiom Business Book Awards-2016
* International Book Awards-2017
* Independent Press Awards-2017
* Next-Generation Indie Book Awards-2017
* New York City Big Book Awards-2017
* National Indie Excellence Awards-2017
* Best Book Awards-2017
* Clemens Medal-2017

About Gustavo J. Gomez, Ph.D.:
Gustavo has been a successful entrepreneur, educator, healthcare consultant, and businessman for the past thirty-five years. His educational background and business experience have made him exceptionally versatile, achieving numerous successes in both the healthcare and business fields. As a multiple-award-winning author possessing this academic versatility allows Gustavo the ability to research and write about healthcare, entrepreneurial and business-related issues.

His interest in the causes of hair-loss related issues surfaced 35 years ago when he began to experience some hair thinning. To prevent the problem from advancing beyond control, he began to educate himself about the causes and conditions that can lead to hair loss. In his search for a possible solution to correct and/or ameliorate his hair-loss condition, he experimented with a myriad of balding prevention recommendations.

This empirical journey of discovery is the reason behind the creation of this useful and informative book about alopecia (hair loss), its causes, treatments and promising future trends. In essence, it is still a journey that continues in an attempt to uncover the options for restoration and reversal of hair loss.

The objective of this new book, entitled “HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal” is to educate the consuming public about the effectiveness of the many available hair-loss treatment modalities the consumer will be subjected to. This is an important and valuable book for both men and women who are afflicted with hair loss problems. The book provides the reader with a historical perspective regarding hair loss, as well as the present and future trends of alopecia research.

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.

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

“Escape From Solomon’s Church” is a Life-Transforming Journey into the Heart of God

The Song of Solomon, a book of the Bible, is a lyrical poem of King Solomon and is his masterpiece of all songs. First time author Brad Kuechler has a fresh new angle and sees the Song of Solomon as a true story that contains layers of deep spiritual meaning.

Newport Beach, CA (USA), December 22, 2017 — The Song of Solomon, a book of the Bible, is a lyrical poem of King Solomon and is his masterpiece of all songs. First time author Brad Kuechler has a fresh new angle and sees the Song of Solomon as a true story that contains layers of deep spiritual meaning. Kuechler reveals that the story is actually about a young, dark woman from Shulam who was beautiful in every way. From the hair on her head to the footprints of her feet and from her heart to her character, she was fairer than any other woman. This young Shulamite woman was in love with a young shepherd who didn’t have much worldly wealth to offer her, but he was her beloved.

They were made for each other, and they planned on spending the rest of their lives together. In fact, she was engaged to him. The only problem was that the king of Israel wanted her for himself. One day, as the king looked over his kingdom, he saw this woman who was beautiful in every way but engaged to the love of her life. The king wanted her, so he took her from her shepherd lover to add her to his collection of wives. This Shulamite woman would be his ultimate trophy. So, the king took her away and tried to get her to love him and forget her beloved. He offered her the very best the world and his version of church had to offer. He even seduced her with promises of the outward fruits of wealth, recognition, and a comfortable lifestyle. He gave her fragrant perfumes, spa treatments, unmatched wealth, and chef-prepared meals. This king was none other than King Solomon, and he is the villain of this story.

“Solomon’s culture caused her to strive for acceptance and recognition instead of resting in God’s love and provision,” said Brad Kuechler, author. “Many have seen Solomon as a picture of Christ, however, it is not Solomon but the poor shepherd who is really a clearer picture of Jesus Christ. Think about it, Solomon had 1,000 wives, allowed foreign God’s into his kingdom, disobeyed God and ultimately lost the kingdom. That doesn’t sound like a picture of Jesus. On the other hand, the poor shepherd was rich with love, compassionate, dedicated, and was not filled with the pride of this world. I believe this book will open the eyes of many to see Jesus in a fresh new way and escape from a life of striving for fame, recognition and acceptance in the house of Solomon’s Church.”

Kuechler’s book The Chronicles of Solomon I Escape From Solomon’s Church: Song Of Solomon: An Epic Love Story Into The Heart Of God, covers the first two chapters of the Song of Solomon in which a rich king entices a young woman from her first love using the lure of great riches. If we examine the story further, we will find a lesson that teaches us to look beyond the surface of wealth and put our trust in God.

“In today’s culture we put too much emphasis on wealth and not enough on the true spirit of God’s relationship with us,” said Brad Kuechler, author and lead pastor of Rock Solid Church. “Using the story of King Solomon I wanted to create a series of books designed to serve as a pilgrimage for readers to grow their faith and develop a deeper walk with God.”

In this story we read of a King who uses his power and riches to entice a beautiful young woman from Shulam to leave the one true love of her life. This story is not unlike what we are seeing in today’s culture; a world in which possessions, professional advancement and money are often used as the measuring tool to determine success. Whereas, in Kuechler’s book, he demonstrates that it is our inner faith and love in God that allows us to find rest in Him.

“The entire series will not only enlighten you, but it will also awaken your first love for Jesus Christ in a fresh, new way,” said Kuechler. “This book compares Solomon’s lifestyle and culture that he created in his kingdom and temple to modern-day Christianity and the simple teachings of Jesus Christ. Rather than strive and fight for the wealth of earthy possessions, my hope is that readers will find comfort in the knowledge that God’s love is all the riches we need to be truly satisfied.”

“This book is far more than an explanation of the first two chapters of The Song of Solomon,” said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing. “Brad takes the reader on a journey using Solomon’s story as a focal point, bringing the reader to a better understanding of the life God would have us lead and what He truly desires from his followers. I highly recommend this book and look forward to future volumes in the series.”

The Chronicles of Solomon I Escape From Solomon’s Church: Song Of Solomon: An Epic Love Story Into The Heart Of God is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in paperback for $21.95 and $9.99 for the e-book.

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About Brad Kuechler:
Brad Kuechler founded God’s Word International and has been the lead pastor of Rock Solid Church of San Pedro, California for two decades. Together with his wife, Carolyn, he pastors faithfully and speaks throughout the United States, bringing restoration and encouragement to people everywhere. Brad holds a master’s degree in Bible and Leadership from Vanguard University, speaks with a prophetic anointing nationally, and reaches thousands through outreach and his media ministry.

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 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

Children’s Picture Book “Faceless Beauty” Shares a Message of Worth and Value

This book is for all children who want to know just how special they are and what a difference they will make to the world someday.

Deer Park, NY (USA), December 22, 2017 — If you have ever questioned your worth or wondered what made you unique, Alexandra Coutrier’s new children’s book has the message you need to hear. We all need to know that we are special and have value but often, especially when we are young, we don’t have anyone to tell us. This book is for all children who want to know just how special they are and what a difference they will make to the world someday.

“I see children everyday who just don’t know how special they are and that is what prompted me to write this book,” said first time author Alexandra Coutrier. “Children need to be told that they are beautiful, inside and out, and this is a story to help parents and caregivers remind their children of that positive message of love and encouragement.”

The main character in Faceless Beauty is a little girl who lives in the woods, insecure and unsure of her worth until one day a light shines down on her with a positive message. She is told that she is a child of God. She was made to be a light, with great purpose and value and should share her beauty with the world.

“In Matthew 5:15, we learn that the light must not be hidden but should shine for the world to benefit from,” said Coutrier. “My hope is that this book will help children understand that they are unique and should explore their inner strength to find that light and let it shine for the world to see.”

The book has been written to allow parents to insert their own child’s name so that the message can be personalized. It is a unique opportunity to reinforce this positive message of love and encouragement with each child so that they might believe in their own value.

“My hope is that children will come to understand that they are beautiful as they are today,” said Coutrier. “Be grateful for what you have today, be grateful for who you are and where you are today.”

“We’ve all felt that insecurity in our lives when we weren’t sure of our purpose or direction and Alexandra’s book is a wonderful way to help children, from an early age, believe in themselves and in their own value,” said Lisa Umina, founder and publisher, Halo Publishing International.

Faceless Beauty is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover for $19.95, paperback for $12.95 and $9.95 for the e-book.

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About Alexandra Coutrier:
Alexandra Coutrier is a warm and loving wife and mother, a woman with a passion to see people become who God made them to be. She has a love for uncovering the hidden potential in the lives of those whom the world has cast down, allowing them to uncover the gifts that lie within. Alex is on a mission to help others fulfill their potential and live out the best lives possible.

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 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

“Finding the Beautiful You” Guides Readers to Discover Their True Self

We all struggle with our self-confidence at some point and often question our self-worth. In Lisa Cassman’s latest book, “Finding the Beautiful You” she helps readers discover who they are.

San Antonio, TX (USA), November 9th, 2017 — Are you plagued by an inner voice reminding you of your faults and shortcomings? We all struggle with our self-confidence at some point and often question our self-worth. In Lisa Cassman’s latest book, “Finding the Beautiful You” she helps readers discover who they are. With a pen in one hand and the Bible in the other, Cassman guides readers through the process of examining their self-worth to truly find their beautiful self.

“As a licensed minister and motivational speaker, women frequently approach me asking for a book that outlines the content of my workshops on self-confidence,” said Lisa Cassman, author. “I realized that women were hungry for a guide that would help them address past hurts and disappointments so they could focus on the joy the future holds as their true beautiful self.” Thus, the birth of “Finding the Beautiful You.”

In Cassman’s book, she offers a variety of interactive exercises that force readers to truly absorb the information and personalize the content to help with their own self-discovery. Used as a workbook, readers are encouraged to write their thoughts to emotional prompts like “I wish I could change…”

Additionally, throughout the book, readers are directed to read specific scripture passages and write down their feelings. Cassman has selected a variety of Biblical text to support her belief that God loves us and has a special and unique purpose for each of us. “Finding the Beautiful You” was written to help readers discover the positive message that can be found in scripture and our own self-examination.

“It is one thing to read a book, but another to truly be immersed in the content,” said Cassman. “By encouraging readers to examine the hurts and disappointments in their past; take them out, look at them, forgive themselves and then finally put them behind them, I hope readers will finally see their wonderful value.”

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+139:14&version=NIV)

“The minute we give God our cares and concerns to carry, He lightens our load,” said Cassman. “However, we also need to forgive ourselves and let go. Through “Finding the Beautiful You” I hope that readers will finally be able to put aside their fears and concerns and focus on the positive message God has for our life.”

“This is a beautiful book,” said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing International. “The format is very user-friendly. I found that I had a pencil close at hand to jot down my thoughts and my Bible next to me so that I could immediately read the scripture Lisa mentions. She doesn’t give the answers but encourages the readers to take part in the process and find peace and understanding within the word of God.”

Finding the Beautiful You is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in paperback for $12.95 and $6.99 for the e-book. Visit http://www.lisacassman.com to learn more about her workshop “New You – New Life:  7 Steps to Boosting Self Confidence” and her other services.

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About Lisa Cassman:
Years ago Lisa took out a simple piece of paper and wrote down three goals she wanted to achieve… be in a successful marriage, travel and write a book! Today Lisa has published three books, The Road Less Traveled: A Guide to a Positive Marriage, The Light in Your Eyes and now Finding the Beautiful You. Through the inspiration of her husband Steve and spending six months riding with him in his semi-truck traveling the west coast, Lisa has taken her pastors degree and her work in Christian counseling to offer many unique and positive ways to a more successful marriage. Growing up and living most of her life in Minnesota, Lisa plans on continuing traveling only now as a couple visiting churches to host marriage seminars based on her book.

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

Inspirational Business Book “Journey of North Denver Johnnie” Offers Advice on Success

“Journey of North Denver Johnnie: Using Street Smarts to Add Value to Your Career” is filled with real life examples and lessons to help first time managers, front line employees and even senior managers get the most from their career.

Tampa, FL (USA), November 5th, 2017 — In today’s business environment, professionals need to take charge of their career journey, however, that shouldn’t require reinventing the wheel. “Journey of North Denver Johnnie: Using Street Smarts to Add Value to Your Career” is filled with real life examples and lessons to help first time managers, front line employees and even senior managers get the most from their career.

“I wanted to create a legacy of the life lessons I have learned,” said John Santone about his new book. “We are all in control of our future successes and in this book I have captured some of the “aha moments” I’ve experienced through the ups and downs of my life. My hope is that others will benefit from the lessons so that they are able to strive for and achieve their best professional life.”

Each chapter chronicles an experience from the author’s personal and professional life and ends with a North Denver Johnnie Lesson, like the following from Chapter 33:

“If you’re willing to do all you can to reach your potential, don’t settle by working for a company that offers you only the ability to earn a living!”

One key belief that Santone puts forth in the book is the value and importance of understanding company goals and aligning yourself with your manager. In order to be effective and be recognized in your job you have to take ownership of your successes and communicate clearly with your boss the goals you have set for your future.

Santone encourages readers to let go of their past and focus on the future by being the best at your job every day. Observe others in the workplace and determine what it will take to be the best in your department and then do it; today, tomorrow and every day.

“I believe that each and every day you must do the very best job possible, think about your future by investing time and effort to improve your current skill set,” said Santone. “Additionally, you should work to acquire new skills that may prove as “difference makers” when your name comes up during management meetings involving personnel and promotions.”

“John has lived quite a life in business and personally,” said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing International. “He does a great job of sharing his life lessons and offering great tips for how we can succeed in business and life. A must read for anyone who wants to do more with their career.”

Face each day with a can-do spirit and remember the words of North Denver Johnnie when he says: “Never give up, especially when it is your turn!”

Journey of North Denver Johnnie is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover for $25.95 paperback for $17.95 and $6.95 for the e-book.

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About John Santone:
John is a hard-working, passionate competitor in all areas of his life. In the business world, he worked his way up to executive manager in high-profile companies. In the sports world, he became a 14-handicap golfer and won the PPC Fall Classic Hold’em Poker Tournament. He is also a car enthusiast, having owned many high-performance vehicles. John and his wife, Gayle, live in Tampa, Florida with their two bichons, Rocky and Chanel.

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 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

A Universal Message of Kindness in the Debut Children’s Story “The Christmas Tree Nobody Wanted”

First time children’s author Jerry Rosenstein brings to life a message of kindness, creativity and generosity with his story of Jeffrey and his father.

Los Angeles, CA (USA), September 16th, 2017 — In a time where news tends to vacillate between political division and natural disasters comes a sweet, children’s story that transcends season, age and ethnicity. First time children’s author Jerry Rosenstein brings to life a message of kindness, creativity and generosity with his story of Jeffrey and his father. Although Jeffrey excitedly awaits the wonders of Christmas, he is also aware of those less fortunate and thus begins his tale of giving.

“I wanted to create a story that helped parents talk with their children about the benefits of giving to those less fortunate,” said author Jerry Rosenstein. “It starts with a real experience I had with my children in which we wondered what happened to the left over trees that have been cut down for Christmas. Like the character Jeffrey, we wondered what would happen if we spruced those trees up to give to someone who otherwise might not have a decorated tree for the holidays.”

That simple act is the foundation of the powerful message Rosenstein hopes parents impart on their children. Everyone deserves to have a sense of peace; a sense of trust in the fact that they know where their next meal will come from and that they’ll have a roof over their heads. For those who are less fortunate, we can come together and make a difference. Every little action of kindness can have a powerful and life altering impact.

“The Christmas Tree Nobody Wanted” will inspire children to ask the question – ‘what can I do to help’ and hopefully will create a parent/child bonding time like Jeffrey has with his father as they work together to fix and deliver the Christmas tree.

“I am hoping to spark an interest in what it means to give rather than receive,” said Rosenstein. “Perhaps parents will find ways to instill a sense of generosity in their children; taking them to the food bank to deliver food, perhaps going through their own toys and donate those gently used and yes, find a Christmas Tree nobody wants to decorate and give to someone less fortunate.”

“The message of kindness and giving is so important today,” said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing International. “This story is one that I hope parents will read to their children long after the holiday season is over for the needs will continue. Creating a lifetime habit of giving is a gift that we should all impart on our children.”

The author, who has a child with multiple myeloma, plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to one of the cancer-oriented hospitals in the Los Angeles area. Additionally, if a non-profit organization is interested in using “The Christmas Tree Nobody Wanted” for fund raising, contact Jerry Rosenstein directly for more information on potential opportunities. jrosenstein@pioneermagnetics.com

“The Christmas Tree Nobody Wanted” is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hardcover for $19.95 paperback for $12.95 and as an e-book $6.95.

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* Barnes and Noble

About Jerry Rosenstein:
Jerry’s passion and creativity stem from years of traveling the globe. His travels provided inspiration for short stories, a play, a travel blog and several recorded songs. His poems as well as technical and non-technical articles have been published. Jerry’s next projects are a series for children’s books and television. With a specialization in Asian Studies and Adult Education, Jerry has lectured at several universities. His full time occupation is President and COO of a high-tech company.

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 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