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Journalist and Author Esmeralda Montenegro Owen Will Hold Book Signings for Her First Book in April and May in Salinas

Author and journalist Esmeralda Montenegro Owen will hold book signings in Salinas in April and May for her book.

Salinas, CA, March 24, 2019 – Author and journalist Esmeralda Montenegro Owen will hold book signings in Salinas in April and May for her book, “Beautiful – 7 Steps to the Best Version of You,” the first of four books in her “Beautiful” series.

At 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019, she will hold a book signing at Sherwood Hall, 940 N. Main St., Salinas. At 7 p.m. she will emcee the Noche Bohemia event and sign books at 9 p.m. after the event.

The Noche Bohemia is a unique event of poetry, music and visual art. The concept of The Noche Bohemia in Salinas was initially brought forward by Adela Castillo and Jose Alejandro Moran to offer the community a unique event where poetry, music, painting, photography and art coalesced into a romantic experience.

Montenegro Owen will also give a presentation and hold a book signing 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019, at Northridge Mall, 796 Northridge Dr., Salinas.

Montenegro Owen is Executive Director for Youth Orchestra Salinas (YOSAL). A native of El Salvador, Esmeralda came to the U.S. when she was in sixth-grade to escape ongoing civil war. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a dual degree in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish and from Notre Dame de Namur University with a Master in Public Administration.

She worked as a broadcast journalist for 10 years with Telemundo and Univision, earning a nomination for an Emmy Award for investigating reporting, while working as a news anchor and producer for Univision 67 in Monterey, CA. Esmeralda once taught journalism at Gavilan College; was the Director of Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations for Hartnell College in Salinas; and Curator of Marketing and Community Engagement at the National Steinbeck Center.

She is involved in a number of committees and boards that promote education, health, the arts, and self-esteem. Some of her involvement includes: emcee for the annual Noche Bohemia; board member and VP for Informed Choices in Gilroy; is a past Board Member for the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce; is on the Marketing Committee for Girls Inc. of the Central Coast; is co-chair of Juntos Podemos (Together We Can), and others.

“Each chapter includes personal quotes, an affirmation, takeaways, questions to self-reflect, and an area for sketching or take notes,” said Owen. She is thankful to have this book finally published after 2 1/2 years of writing and re-writing. Her goal is to increase the love for self and unlock the potential within each reader who comes across her work.

For more about Esmeralda, go to www.esmeraldamontenegro.com.


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


Peggy Palmer Finds Transformative Power in Positivity

From teaching 7th and 8th grade to her work in the non-profit world, Peggy Palmer has not only implemented her teaching about positivity in a professional context but also in a personal one with her own children.

San Antonio, TX, USA, Oct 18th, 2018 — “People function better in life when they’re able to look for the positive,” comments educator Peggy Palmer. “My vision is to propel people to a better place. My work is my passion.” From teaching 7th and 8th grade to her work in the non-profit world, Palmer has not only implemented her teaching about positivity in a professional context but also in a personal one with her own children.

“I taught my kids to be curious and to explore. Children need the tools to know that they are in charge of their own destiny and that they are the ones who design their lives each day. It is so important for children to know that no matter what their circumstances are, they can have a better life.”

To promote this empowering message, Palmer has written a new book for children, entitled “Gather the Good” to teach children simple ways that they can incorporate a positive outlook in their daily lives.

“I hope that readers get a glimmer of light and positivity that they can carry with them into their lives and into the world,” says Palmer. “I hope children will learn that they have the choice to be optimistic every single day. I want to help make a better future, one book at a time.”

Publisher Lisa M. Umina comments, “This is a book that adults need to read just as much as children do. Palmer has made an excellent resource for parents and teachers alike to start teaching their children how to model positive behavior.”

The book launch and book signings will be held soon. For the exact date and place, please follow “Gather the Good” Facebook page.

For more information about Peggy Palmer visit www.halopublishing.com. “Gather the Good” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Hardcover for $20.95, Paperback for $12.95, and as an e-Book for $8.99.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647

Discover the Untold Story of a Boy and His Angel in “Angel Watching Over Me”

“Angel Watching Over Me” introduces young readers and their parents to the love of God through His very special messengers chosen just for us.

Orlando, FL (USA), July 24th, 2017 — In good and bad times it is nice to know there is someone special watching over us; protecting, encouraging and sharing God’s love. “Angel Watching Over Me” introduces young readers and their parents to the love of God through His very special messengers chosen just for us. Published author and poet Evangeline B. White enters the world of children’s fiction with this delightful story that is soon to become a family classic. The first in the Where is Your Angel™ series, “Angel Watching Over Me” tells the story of “Handsome Lou” and the comfort and friendship he has with his very own angel.

“It is amazing how many children and adults believe in angels,” said Evangeline White. “Other childhood stories about the toothfairy and the Easter Bunny are soon discarded but our love and belief in angels carries through into our adult life. This series of books is designed to reinforce that belief and to give young readers something they can believe in throughout their life.”

Angel Watching Over Me” shares the story of “Handsome Lou” and his angel and how he is supported, comforted and protected. “Handsome Lou” enjoys playful games and even a few antics with his angel. Colorful illustrations by award winning illustrator Chad Thompson bring this special friendship to life.

“I hope that readers and their parents learn the message that there is a God who loves them, no matter what. Unlike fictional characters in our lives, God wants to be part of our story and angels are a wonderful way to reinforce the message that we are not alone in this world,” said White. “While some childhood fantasies pass away, God and his angels are real and will be around for our entire life; during the good and bad times.”

“Angel Watching Over Me” is a great gift for grandparents and parents to give and is also a wonderful book to purchase and donate to your local library, school or church.

“Remember that ‘awe’ you felt when you first learned about God and His love?” asks White. “My hope is that this series of books will remind us of the wonder and grace of God. It is easy to forget when we see the news or hear stories of bullying and harsh behavior, but my hope is that these books will bring a little angel dust into the lives of readers and their families.”

Angel Watching Over Me” has been well received. Here are just a few of the comments people have to say:
“This book and idea are wonderful…a good reminder that God watches over us and uses his angels to protect us and be his messengers. [Evangeline] is quite the poet.”
Sue G., Preschool Director

“Angel Watching Over Me” is a sweet story that points kids to Jesus and His grace for their lives. Through God’s messengers, the angels, [Evangeline] tells a story of God’s presence in the lives of every child, rooting her message in the mercy of God and not just moralism and good works. It’s a timely reminder that can be read all year, not just at Christmas.” Senior Pastor Mike Adkins; Grace Church

To learn more about “Angel Watching Over Me,” the first in the Where is Your Angel™ series, and to purchase your copy, visit www.whereisyourangel.com. This keepsake children’s story is available as a hard cover book which comes in a clear carrying case along with a special angel figure. Follow “Where is your angel” on Facebook for the latest information about upcoming publications, book signings and news. You can also follow us at:

Twitter: @whereangel
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About Evangeline B. White:
Evangeline B. White is a published author and has been in the teaching field for over 15 years. She has taught 3 year olds to adult career changers. Her love of books is evident in her kids’ room where they have more books than toys. Her kids also had library cards before they could even crawl. She and her husband have served in their church for over 10 years. One thing Evangeline doesn’t leave home without is her angel.

To request an interview with Evangeline B. White, contact Judy or Karen at karen@whereisyourangel.com

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Judy / Karen
Orlando, FL – USA