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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entrepreneur Gene Nalbandian Finds Meaning in His Life’s Journey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book Trailer:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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

Is Believing Enough or Do You Need Hope and Oxygen, Too?

Surviving divorce, raising children and starting over is something Katie Kelley Detmer understands all too well.

San Antonio, TX (USA), September 25, 2015 — Katie Kelley Detmer is an emerging author and speaker looking to touch those around her with a message of faith, family and hope. Detmer always wanted to write, but it wasn’t until after her divorce, the loss of her parents and being a mother of three children that she gained the courage to share her personal story of love, struggles, faith, hope and courage.

In her debut novel Hope & Oxygen, Detmer touches readers and shares her motto of: “It is never as bad as it seems and even though it may be hard, it’s never impossible.” Detmer’s book is geared to women and single mothers, however, fathers will be able to connect to many of the personal journeys Detmer shares such as learning even if something seems dark, impossible, you just need to take the first five minutes…the first step and keep going. Detmer talks about how single parents, wives and husbands need to focus on the first few days, weeks or months and not focus on fives years out from the goal.

“My book covers the seven-year journey I took in getting back into the work force and the dating scene after my divorce as a single mother of three children. It wasn’t easy raising my kids on my own. I had to learn how to balance my life while making sure I kept my focus on myself, my kids and what I wanted to achieve at work,” shared Detmer. “My journey had many ups and downs. I made mistakes, and sometimes people in my life were not honest with me, and I had to protect my kids from it all the best I could.”

Hope & Oxygen is a true story and starts with Katie Kelley Detmer’s earliest memories of a chaotic event that she survived without a blemish. Well, sort of. Detmer’s life has been a series of unexpected events and obstacles that she has had to hurdle. From getting divorced to dating a man sometime after who was trouble but seemed wonderful at the time, and later watching her children go through challenges, including her son being told he wouldn’t be a football player; miraculously, Detmer has always landed on her feet.

“My book isn’t about my ex-husband or why my marriage failed but rather a story about starting over with three kids and traveling down that unchartered path that so many woman travel. I didn’t want this to be a negative or dark book but rather a book of hope laced with plenty of humor even though at the time it may not have seemed funny” said Detmer. “Sharing the trials and tribulations about ‘that guy’ I dated after my divorce was critical to my book as so many woman I have met over the years have ‘that story’. Things don’t always end well in relationships, including marriages. Yes, sometimes an ex can be awful and painful, but my story isn’t about those things. It’s about picking yourself up, dusting off the bad memories and starting over. I want readers to know that things aren’t always that bad and with hope and oxygen, all things are possible.”

Hope & Oxygen takes readers full cycle throughout Detmer’s journey and the tiny opportunities that come along to keep her moving forward through it all.

“Everyone can tell you it is impossible, but it’s not. We do need companionship, be it family, friends or a special person in our lives,” commented Halo Publisher Lisa M. Unima. “I believe it was faith and the importance of her children that helped get Katie through it all. Women email her to share their stories, and that truly shows the inspiration Hope & Oxygen gives readers.”

You can purchase Hope & Oxygen through Halo Publishing’s website (http://halopublishing.com), Amazon and B&N.

Katie Kelley Detmer is the proud mother of three children. She grew up in New England, went to college in Boulder, Colorado and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is an outside enthusiast and has traveled the world cultivating lifelong friendships and memories.

Hope & Oxygen by Katie Kelley Detmer, publisher Halo Publishing, Int., ISBN: 9781612443690; Price: $14.95

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

Valentine Day’s Celebrations at The Collection, UB City

As couples all over the city gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day, The Collection – UB City, South India’s only luxury mall, has planned some unique initiatives to make this occasion even more special.

Bangalore, India, February 14th, 2015 — As couples all over the city gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day, The Collection – UB City, South India’s only luxury mall, has planned some unique initiatives to make this occasion even more special.

Popular band, ‘One Nite Stand’, one of India’s newest Pop/Rock sensation, famous for their unique high-octane “Dance-Rock” music will be playing in the Amphitheatre at The Collection from 6:00pm – 8:30pm on Saturday – 14th February. To ensure that this fun musical evening can be followed by a romantic dinner, restaurants at The Collection are offering special promotions. And of course, The Collection is being suitably decorated to provide the perfect romantic ambience for celebrating this special occasion with a loved one.

Car aficionados can also check out the all-new 5-door Mini Cooper that will be on display in The Collection from 12th-14th February 2015.

Additional activities/offers:
Amande Patisserie:
Amande is offering a special and tantalizing French dessert menu for this occasion, from rich chocolate cakes, heart-printed macarons, éclairs and profiteroles to Chef Prasanth Shadakshari’s degustation dessert, ‘Valentine – Sacher Biscuit, Strawberry Crème Mousseline & Hazelnut Feuilletine’.

Shiro (13th & 14th February):
Special 4-course menu to celebrate with a romantic meal

An opportunity to have a romantic candlelight dinner at Khansama

Mirrors & Within (13th – 20th February):
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Bangalore’s leading salon with a special manicure and pedicure which features the red fruit combo – a combination of strawberry and pomegranate in the scrub pack and cream. The ideal de-stress therapy for a relaxed day together, available at 10% off during this period.

Lladro (Till 14th February):
A complimentary Lladro Lithophane Lamp on purchase of a gift of Rs. 25,000/- or above.

About ‘One Nite Stand’:
Known for their lively and energetic performances, the band is now recognised as one of India’s most popular young bands. Given the suave and stylish appearance of the band, ‘One Nite Stand’ has been invited to perform LIVE at various fashion shows, including the 2014 Grand Finales at the Bangalore and Bengal Fashion Week, for designers such as Manoviraj Khosla, Rocky S, Manish Malhotra, Shantanu and Nikhil and many more. ‘One Nite Stand’ has also performed at music festivals including The Great Indian Octoberfest 2012 and 2013, GoMad Festival 2013, United By Music Festival, Pin Drop Music Festival and shared the stage with artists like Hoobastank, Indus Creed, Indian Ocean, Poets of the Fall, Children of Bodom, Chicane, DJ Ma Faiza, DJ Flower (Hungary) and Parikrama, who have advocated One Nite Stand as one of India’s most promising talents. In addition, the band has performed at several prestigious sporting events including IPL 2013, Signature Indian Derby 2013, TCS World 10K Marathon, which have been attended by eminent sports personalities and celebrities alike.

About The Collection, UB City:
The Collection, UB City is the only luxury shopping destination in South India and one of the most sought-after in India. The sheer luxury and opulence of the architecture, which has been designed using elements of Tuscan architecture, evokes an awed feeling. The Collection houses some of the world’s most premium luxury brands including Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Canali, Corneliani, Crabtree & Evelyn, Davidoff, Diesel, Diani Jewels, Emporio Armani, Estee Lauder, Ethos Summit, Good Earth, Hackett, Hartmann, Imagine, Jimmy Choo, Lalique, Lladro, Louis Vuitton, Minawala, Michael Kors, Mirrors & Within, Montblanc, Oma, Omega, Paul Smith, Rado, Rolex, Salvatore Ferragamo, Shimmer, Tag Heuer, Tumi, Turquoise & Gold, Villeroy & Boch, Zimson and more.

At an elevated level, called ‘The Piazza’, UB City has an al fresco dining area, with over a dozen premium speciality restaurants and cafes offering a spectrum of cuisines – Japanese, Mediterranean, Italian, French, European, Pan-Asian and Indian. Some of the restaurants, cafes and lounges include Toscano, Rasovara, Sanchos, Singkong, Fava, Shiro, City Bar, Skyye, Café Noir and Café Mangi, among others.

The Collection goes beyond being a mere luxury mall. With its proprietary events like ‘Art Bengaluru’ and ‘Trousseau Week’, The Collection, UB City has grown to become the culture hub of the city – the ultimate destination for all things related to luxury, art and culture.

For further information, contact:
Urmila Biswas
Lateral Thinkers Communications
M: +91 98860 99736
E: urmila@lateralthinkers.co.in
U: http://www.ubcitybangalore.in

School Counselor Teaches Resiliency to Combat Future School Shootings

Releases third book called, “Relax”.

Westlake, OH (USA), December 12, 2014 — Middle School Counselor Kasey Kellem says about 50% of the students she works with have problems with anxiety. That’s one of the reasons why she wrote the book “Relax.” Recently released through Halo Publishing International, it’s the third book in a three-part series called “Mind Over Matter” or M.O.M. Geared toward pre-school students, each book teaches a certain characteristic of becoming resilient.

“Everybody faces adversity at some point in life,” says Kellem. “The earlier children learn how to become resilient, the easier it will be for them to deal with the challenges and obstacles that come with life.”

Through her research, Kellem found that teens and young adults are not prepared to handle adversities such as bullying, conflict, divorce, abuse, death and disease, which may occur in their lives.

“This lack of resiliency, I feel, has been the cause of increased school violence and shootings,” says Kellem.

She studied 9 school shootings along with the most recent one at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Almost two years ago to the day, on Dec. 12, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally killed his mother and then shot 20 children and six adult staff members before he took his own life. The troubled boy was a target of relentless bullying who also dealt with disease and divorce.

Kellem’s books teach on the five characteristics of resiliency: 1.Believe that you can get through adversity; 2. Surround yourself with those who love and support you; 3. Take time and find ways to relax; 4. Set goals and follow your dreams; 5. Maintain a sense of humor. She says these characteristics help kids develop social competence, problem-solving skills, critical consciousness, autonomy and a sense of purpose. Kellem says all the students responsible for school shootings dealing back to Columbine in 1999 were missing one or more of these factors.

Kellem says she and her husband both practice the five characteristics of becoming and staying resilient. Currently, she lives with Multiple Sclerosis, while her husband is fighting metastic cancer.

“We live with hope and a positive attitude despite the stressors in our life,” says Kellem. “We are surrounded with loving and supportive people and we look for humor in everyday situations. We still keep busy but find ways to relax each day. Finally, we still believe in our dreams and that we will overcome our challenges. This is what gets us through life.”

You can purchase The Mind Over Matter (M.O.M) books including “Relax” through Halo Publishing. Each sells for $16.95

“These books are also designed to be decorations on bookshelves, nightstands, or desks in a child ´s bedroom or playroom which will serve as constant resiliency reinforcement,” says Halo Publisher Lisa M. Umina.

Kasey Kellem is a middle school counselor and a former special education teacher, who has devoted her life to help children who are facing adversity to become resilient. She has earned a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Special Education and an Educational Specialist Degree in Counseling. She is a devoted wife, stepmother, sister, daughter and friend.

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

Love’s Affliction, a novel. Love across racial and cultural boundaries

Canton, Ohio, October 21, 2014 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — From Fidelis O. Mkparu comes a moving debut romance, Love’s Affliction, the story of love across racial and cultural boundaries, when a young Nigerian premed student, Joseph Fafa, falls for Wendy Crane. Coming to North Carolina at seventeen to attend college, Joseph is forced to fight racial prejudice daily while pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor. He meets Wendy Crane, whose wealthy father opposes their relationship. It is said that young love rarely reaches its full potential, but Joseph and Wendy are determined to prove everyone wrong. Love’s Affliction captures the weakness and heartbreak of forbidden love. Will their romance endure the scrutiny of a racially-charged small college town?

As Ella EL-Kildani, M.Ed, Educator, Director of Genta Educational and Tutorial ser-vices puts it, Love’s Affliction reveals the “intense passion, ambition, and determination, between two college co-eds from opposite ethnic and social classes” and “the agonizing, yet thrilling journey into a late 70’s multicultural romance.”

Fidelis O. Mkparu is a Harvard-trained cardiologist whose background and experience form the basis of this fictional work. He lives in Canton, Ohio where he is a consultant cardiologist.

Selected endorsements:

“Loves Affliction is a poignant and emotional story of young love as it transforms from friendship to forbidden love, despite the cultural and racial barriers dictated by society.”
—Detroit Daytime Talkshow Examiner

“Love’s Affliction is a must-read book. It is part of a growing African migrant literature produced in the United States and dealing with important themes such as student-life abroad, love, romance, and cross-racial or cross-cultural encounters. The writing is very alluring and compelling, revealing the sophisticated nature of a new type of African literature from the United States.”
—Babacar M’Baye, PhD,
Kent State University, author of The Trickster Comes West



• National Radio & Print Campaign
• Major Book Club Outreach
• 5-city author tour
• Library Outreach
• Online Publicity Campaign Targeting Major National Sites,
Entertainment Sites, and Book Blogs
• Coordinated Blog Tour
• Social Networking Campaign on Goodreads & Facebook
• Author Twitter @lovesaffliction
• Visit Fidelis’ blog at www.fomkparu.com
• Contact: Fidelis O Mkparu, email: fom@neomed.edu

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Contact-Details: Fidelis O Mkparu
330 353 3679

Lifetime of Poems Detail Author’s True Feelings

Published by Halo Publishing International, The Light in Your Eyes represents what Cassman always remembered about her husband, Steve.

Houston, TX (USA), July 19, 2014 — The feelings Lisa Cassman couldn’t voice aloud, she expressed in poems. Her words document a lifetime of love, friendship, disappointment, hurt and success. She shares her journey with readers in her newest book, The Light in Your Eyes.

Published by Halo Publishing International, The Light in Your Eyes represents what Cassman always remembered about her husband, Steve. “We met for the first time as guileless teenagers at a Christian summer camp,” Cassman said. “I never forgot the light in his eyes.”

“I felt like I was in love. And what I couldn’t tell him in person, I wrote as a poem.”

Cassman said a lifetime later, they reconnected. They both had been married to other people, had children, and struggled through difficult broken marriages. The Light in Your Eyes has deep meaning for the author, because it is a walk through her life. “And I want people to realize that dreams can come true.”

Cassman said years ago, she took out a simple piece of paper and wrote down three goals she wanted to achieve – to be in a successful marriage, to travel and to write a book. She wrote her first book, The Road Less Traveled, A Guide to a Positive Marriage, while traveling with Steve, a semi-truck driver for Schneider National. Cassman said the book, also published by Halo Publishing International, has become a popular wedding gift.

Cassman said she hopes The Light in Your Eyes will inspire readers to remain hopeful about their dreams and goals, including what they want in relationships.

Halo Publisher Lisa Umina said The Light in Your Eyes represents Cassman’s life journey, but her words represent feelings many people have experienced. “She talks about dreaming, friendship, falling in love, feeling hurt, etc., all parts of life most people can relate to,” Umina said.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.halopublishing.com.

About the Author:
Lisa Cassman earned her bachelor’s degree in Christian counseling from the Pastoral Christian Counseling School. She works today offering couples unique and positive ways to a more successful marriage and plans to host marriage seminars based on her book. She and her husband, Steve, are both natives of Minnesota and reside in Mora. Together, they have four sons and six grandchildren.

To reach author Lisa Cassman, visit her website, lisacassman.net, visit her Facebook page, lcassman, or e-mail her at lac7mn@gmail.com.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1031 Cherry Spring Drive, AP 726
Houston, TX 77038 – USA

Author Perry Ritthaler Releases New eBook titled, “Quotations Inspire Love In a Relationship”

Author, Perry Ritthaler is pleased to announce the release of his new eBook, “Quotations Inspire Love In a Relationship”. Published by eBookIt.com.

Creston, BC, Canada (January 30, 2014) — “Quotations Inspire Love In A Relationship” is a quotation empowerment guide to naturally build strength within the thought process that can be focused to enhance your commitment to love with your partner; guilty by association to specific ideas naturally building more romance into your relationship.

People and animals all over the world experience love; so be courageous and fall in love. Love kindles the spirit, warms the heart and enlightens the mind while playing a hidden key role in helping you fulfill your dreams and destiny.

Love is kind of complicated, but I’ll tell you this… the second you’re willing to make yourself miserable to make someone else happy, that’s love.

Respecting all people or animals in your life naturally enhances and binds the enrichment of the experience of love created within your soul. When you experience the chemistry that creates love; never make a person or animal fall for you when you have no intention of catching them.

Love is a commitment to exclusively entwine your soul with another living creature. Your happiness has a lot to do with your honest while creating the commitment to entwining your soul unconditionally with another you have fallen in love in your life.

Make your moment special when you make love for the first time. This sharing of love and emotions and sweat are a memory you will cherish on days when you reflect on how you made love for the first time with that special person in your life. Make this a special memory you can call on when you are feeling unfulfilled or neglected in the relationship.

It takes a life time to find that special someone, but only a moment to fall in love. Make a list of the qualities you desire in your soul mate and search out that special person in the world. True Love is a friendship that can last a life time and one you take to your grave. Few things in life give a person the same happiness as falling in love with the right person.

Choose love because there is no-one more worthy of love than you. When you hear someone say “I love you” they have the power to heal the pain in your heart, light up your eyes while creating passion to make love that entwines both your souls.

Family love kindles the fire in your heart that ignites the trust in your soul to love a stranger you just met. When you entwine your life with another and create your family; with that special person you love, know in your heart the actions taken in your home will carry on in your children’s heart and mind.

Many people in the world understand love and how these emotions can shape the persons happiness and their destiny; “Quotations Inspire Love In A Relationship” is a beautiful e-book that helps reminds us of how love is created. The e-book trailer below gives you an example while sharing many love quotations that can rekindle the heart and empower that special connection with the person you love. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoRf0u_zhj0&feature=youtu.be)

If asked why I love this person I would say; It’s the sway in their hips, the thickness in their thighs. It’s the lust in their lips, the love in their eyes. It’s the softness of their skin, the silk in their hair. It’s the twist in their walk; it’s the sweetness in their talk. It’s the way I feel your love that makes me love you each and every day. That is what I would say.

Order your copy of “Quotations Inspire Love In A Relationship” and enhance the love in your relationship today. Link: https://www.ebookit.com/books/0000003554/Quotations-Inspire-Love-In-a-Relationship.html.

Media Contact:
Perry Ritthaler, Writer
Digital Mind Coach

Empowerment Company Launched to Help People Find Love, Health and Wealth

Medizate, a newly launched empowerment company, offers the tools to help Americans achieve their personal goals – whether it is to ask for a raise at their job, find true love or become their ideal weight.

Long Island, NY, November 04, 2013 — Medizate, a new company that provides empowerment tools that can help develop confidence, self-love, health and wealth, was launched October 1, 2013 by two Long Island psychologists, Yvonne Pratt and Sheila Santi. The company, through its website, www.medizate.com, provides affordable, positive therapeutic tools for the mind and body — unique meditation, subliminal and hypnotic CDs and downloads.

Empowerment Pods were created in subliminal message format to target specific goal areas such as confidence, assertiveness, health, wealth, self-love and other improvement areas. The messages combined with soothing, well-crafted music to specifically enhance each goal area. This allows the listener to go through their day while these positive messages are deeply absorbed, facilitating positive change and growth in the selected goal area. Guided Meditations are combined with relaxation and breathing components for a unique and complete meditative journey for listeners to explore and create their own healing.

Yvonne asserts “I see and experience life as a spiritual journey made up of many layers (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual) which appear at times to be conflicting and confusing. My work is a reflection of the experiences and knowledge I have gained on my continuing journey of self-actualization. I believe we are all one — connected, however separate entities on this physical plane. If we are open we can all assist and learn from one another. Everything and everyone is a teacher. Growth is not always easy or pleasant but it is enlightening and freeing. The more self-responsibility we take, the freer we become. Transformation is not for the weak of heart. We are all here on a beautiful and magical journey together.”

Medizate’s goal is to empower individuals but also to reach into corporations and offer these tools to management so that their employees will be happier, healthier, more productive – for the benefit of the employee as well as for the company’s own bottom line.

Yvonne Pratt and Sheila Santi are co-founders of the Pratt-Santi Institute LLC and developers of Medizate Empowerment Tools. Yvonne is a LCSW-R, Certified Hypnotherapist, Master Hypnotherapist Trainer and Reikki practitioner. She is a member of National Association of Social Workers, International Association of Counselors & Therapists.

Sheila Santi is an Addictions Counselor, Certified Hypnotherapist, Master Hypnotherapist Trainer and Reikki therapist. She is also a member of International Association of Counselors & Therapists.

The website is www.Medizate.com. Free downloads are available through the website.

For more information, please contact Wendy Hopper, Marketing Representative, at 631-903-0003 or send an email to blueribbonconcepts@gmail.com.

Wendy Hopper
PO Box 891
Bellport, NY 11716

You Will Never Look at Your Best Friend the Same

Derrell Lawrence’s Do You Trust Your Best Friend? stage play national tour.

Philadelphia, PA (USA), Tuesday – February 28, 2012 — The hit stage play, Derrell Lawrence’s Do You Trust Your Best Friend?, ( http://www.doyoutrustyourbestfriend.com ) kicks off its 2012 national tour Easter weekend in Montgomery, Alabama April 6-7, 2012 at the Davis Theater for the Performing Arts, 251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36102.

Newly engaged couple, Maurice and April couldn’t be more excited about their upcoming nuptials. While they have the love and support of their family and friends trouble stirs when the maid of honor confess how she really feels about the groom. Watch as relationships are put to the test in this shocking and dramatic tale about commitment, trust, love, and lust.

Starring R&B and Soul sensation, A’ngela Winbush; R&B vocalist, Michel’le; John Canada Terrell of the Five Heartbeats; Matt Nadu of CW Philly; Derrell Lawrence, Temperance Jaxson; Roni Graham; Jonathan Suber, Tanya O’Neill, and Faye Wooten. Directed by Walter DeShields.

This production will open your awareness to modern era relationships. An entertaining montage of musical and poetic gestures brings the play to life and captivates the audience with a fun, engaging, and powerful introduction that many lovers experience, but has an emotional twist that will make you wonder “Do You Trust Your Best Friend?” You may never look at your best friend the same way again.

“Derrell Lawrence’s ‘Do You Trust Your Best Friend? is one of the year’s most brilliant performances. An excellent display of lies, distrust and betrayal, this theatrical performance will have you wanting more!!!! You will never look at your friends the same again.” – ChitlincircuitReviews.com

For tickets and more information on the cast, visit http://www.doyoutrustyourbestfriend.com or call the Davis Theater for the Performing Arts at (334) 241-9567.

About the playwright:
Derrell Lawrence (September 18), born and raised in South Philadelphia, PA, is an American actor, filmmaker, writer, director, executive producer and upcoming author. Derrell has earned several awards including, The Highest Achievement for New Filmmaker at the Jokara-Micheaux Video and Film Festival in Georgia, as well as both The Silver Award and The People’s Choice Award from the Philadelphia International Film Festival and Market for his first movie, “Life Isn’t Fair.” He produced another film, “Happy Holidaze,” and also performed in numerous independent films and stage plays. “Derrell Lawrence’s Do You Trust Your Best Friend?” ( http://www.doyoutrustyourbestfriend.com ) is the first play Derrell has produced which already made a successful stop in Phoenix, AZ and Philadelphia, PA. He is currently co-starring in the film “Must Be The Music” directed by Charles S. Dutton (pre-production).

Press & Media Contact:
Tanya Brockenbrough
The Mic: It Sounds Nice
Philadelphia, PA – USA
(215) 917-8914