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Hola Publishing Internacional Brings New Talent, Providing Unparalleled Services in Mexico


For the first time, authors and companies can access print-on-demand services, securing competitive pricing for high-quality printing as well as global distribution.

Mexico City, Mexico, 8th August, 2019 — Hola Publishing is changing the publishing landscape in Mexico. For the first time, authors and companies can access print-on-demand services, securing competitive pricing for high-quality printing as well as global distribution.

Hola has filled a crucial gap in the Mexican publishing market—before Hola came to Mexico City, “there really wasn’t a self-publishing company that offered full publishing services,” founder and publisher Lisa M. Umina explains. Comprehensive services include cover design, interior layout, editing, and extensive marketing. Umina herself works from the Mexican headquarters.

Hola Publishing recently announced that their corporate headquarters will be located in Mexico City, enabling the publishing company to provide in-house consultations to authors. “This is a huge step in their writing career,” Umina says. “Now, they have the opportunity to meet the team and shake the hands of the people who are helping them to leave a legacy.”

Hola Publishing has brought on additional literary consultants to fill the demand. “Before, authors had to look to companies in Spain. Now, they can publish with a company at home. The authors meet our talented team in person and see first-hand the kind of quality we are producing,” says Umina.

As the owner of Hola, Umina has spent time researching the market. She knows her company is offering services that aren’t available elsewhere. “We are a very unique company in Mexico because we handle our authors’ needs from design to print to global distribution.” Hola has worked with a diverse clientele of professionals, ranging from journalists to doctors and lawyers, and increasingly, corporations whose print needs are not being met elsewhere.

Hola offers what is called print-on-demand, which means that authors or companies can order smaller quantities of printed products—from books to manuals or brochures. By partnering with a high-quality printer in Mexico, pricing is competitive with the United States.

The Mexican headquarters is good news for clients in the United States as well, as demand grows for bilingual books. The services that are being offered in the United States haven’t changed, in fact, they’ve improved. “We have it set up even better,” says Umina of the changes.

In the future, Hola plans to partner with bookstores in Mexico in order to continue increasing circulation.

With 17 years of experience in the publishing industry, Lisa M. Umina has worked with many award-winning authors, helping them to publish their dream and coaching them to bring their writing career to the next level. Her company has published over 2,000+ titles, and she is the founder and owner of Halo Publishing International and Hola Publishing Internacional.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 216-255-6756
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Kelci Hart Brock Introduces Children to the Magical World of Spirit Animals

In the United States, people are identifying with their spirituality today more than ever before. Mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga have become common in schools and at home, as research is already pointing to the myriad benefits.

San Antonio, TX – USA, July 24th, 2019 — In the United States, people are identifying with their spirituality today more than ever before. Mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga have become common in schools and at home, as research is already pointing to the myriad benefits.

Kelci Hart Brock earned a master’s in accounting and went on to a successful career in the field, but she knew she was seeking something more in life. “I started exploring spirituality, mindfulness, yoga, and inner-child work as a part of understanding what it means to really be alive inside,” Brock explains.

One practice that particularly impacted Brock’s journey was connecting to spirit animals. She learned that while there were one or two “power” animals, she could also call on other spirit animals for guidance in her day to day life.

In guided meditation, Brock reached out to her own power animals, but she realized that spirit animals can also impart a message to us in our day to day lives—like when she came across a praying mantis that helped her understand that she needed to spend contemplative time alone before re-engaging with others around her.

“The world of spirit animals is really playful and fun,” says Brock. “These animals help to show you what your life journey is about.”

Brock decided to write a children’s book to teach people of any age about how they too can call on spirit animals in a moment of need. “As humans, we naturally like to express what we love in different ways. I wanted my children to see how animals can help them on their journey.”

Enter Brock’s debut book for children: “Spirit Animals Say: Volume 1.” The writing process came naturally to Brock, as she wrote about one animal per day over a two week period. “It was like the animals were writing through me,” she says.

“Sometimes people have the misconception that spirituality has to always be a very serious matter,” comments Publisher Lisa M. Umina. “Brock is helping people see how much fun they can have connecting with the natural world around them at the same time that they are gaining a deeper understanding of themselves.” The book also features beautiful artwork collected from various artists and curated by Jen Gassiraro.

For more information about Kelci Hart Brock visit www.halopublishing.com. “Spirit Animals Say: Volume 1” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 216-255-6756
contact@halopublishing.com

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Mary Ostrowski Helps Children Find Their Creative Voice

With twenty years of experience as an educator, Mary Ostrowski knows how important it is to encourage children to express themselves thoughtfully.

San Antonio, TX – USA, July 24th, 2019 — With twenty years of experience as an educator, Mary Ostrowski knows how important it is to encourage children to express themselves thoughtfully. She has worked in public and private schools, in the United States and abroad, as a teacher and administrator. She worries that the current school system all too frequently forces teachers to “teach to the test,” thereby losing creativity and art in the process. Ostrowski is determined to help make a change.

Ostrowski says, “As an educator, one of the things I have loved teaching the most is writing and helping children find their voice.”

In her children’s journal, Drip, Drop and Drizzle: A Journal for Growing Your Child’s Creativity, Mary Ostrowski invites young readers to be authors themselves, to fill the pages with their own drawings, and to interpret the questions and prompts posed with their own words. She tells them to call her Ms. Mary to put them at ease and tells them to have fun creating their own pictures and stories. Because, she says, “There is no right way, only your way.”

Because she has learned what works, Ostrowski has incorporated her method in this fun and interactive book to help children think for themselves and to express and articulate their opinions both in the classroom and beyond. The book is for “younger kids or kids who think they don’t have anything to write about. It’s helping them to use their imagination first.”

“Writing is such an important skill and one that cannot be underestimated today,” comments Publisher Lisa M. Umina. “Ostrowski’s love of writing is present on each page. She is making this accessible to children and encouraging them so that they can enjoy the creative process. The book is undeniably great for children, but adults will be surprised that even they stand to learn a lot from it.”

For more information about Mary Ostrowski visit www.halopublishing.com. Drip, Drop and Drizzle is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 216-255-6756
contact@halopublishing.com

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Inspirational Voice Finally to Reach the Public

In the United States, there are less than 200,000 cases of uterine cancer per year, which makes it a rare form of cancer.

San Antonio, TX – USA, June 06, 2019 — Angelique S. Jones battled this rare cancer for exactly one year. In spite of her illness, “Angelique could always be found sharing her wisdom and knowledge with family, friends, and colleagues,” says her sister Anita Jones.

Even throughout her sickness, “Angelique always encouraged other people. She continued to pray for others, minister to them, and share wisdom and knowledge from her amazing journey.” Angelique would help those around her to work through personal issues, create business plans, and even help them to determine their purpose in life.

Anita explains that “Her passion was helping young women.” Angelique found one outlet for doing that professionally through her work in higher education. She served as the Associate Director of Admissions at Ursuline College, located in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

Angelique passed in 2014, at the age of 35—but even in passing, she found a way to continue guiding and encouraging her loved ones.

Angelique was not only courageously fighting her battle with cancer, but she was also working on writing a book during her sickness. “She finished writing it four months before she passed away,” Anita explains, “and I promised my family that I would get access to it and publish it. I was so inspired by my sister. She was my hero. This is my way of making sure that her legacy carries on.”

Although it took Anita several years to access the book, now, it will finally be made available to the public. The book chronicles Angelique’s experiences with dating, her career, and her ministry. Angelique shares her own spiritual revelations in order to help others with their spiritual life too. The book has already brought joy to Angelique’s family, and their goal is for it to impact the lives of others as well.

Publisher Lisa M. Umina comments, “We are excited to be making this truly inspirational book available. Angelique’s story will help others to reflect on their own lives and the challenges that they are facing.”

For more information about Angelique S. Jones visit www.halopublishing.com. “A Diary Unveiled: The Spiritual Insights of a Single Woman” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 216-255-6756
contact@halopublishing.com

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Award-Winning Book “Hair Loss: Options for Restoration and Reversal” Continues Winning Trend

Over 80 million people worldwide experience hair loss in their lifetime, with 50 million men and 30 million women affected. Yet so many of those who are impacted accept hair loss as inevitable.

San Antonio, TX – USA, June 6, 2019 — Award-winning author Gustavo Gomez is here to empower these individuals to make a change, providing valuable information about the many steps available that can actively improve and protect the hair they have left. His book on hair loss has proven to be such a valuable resource that it has received ten prestigious awards to date. This year alone, the book has already garnered the gold prize for the 2019 eLit Book Award, the gold prize in the Literary Titan Book Awards for non-fiction, a finalist award in the Next-Generation Indie Book Awards, in addition to been selected as a Semi-Finalist in the prestigious Chanticleer International Book Awards.

Gomez credits his success to the intensive research that goes into creating his books. This information is valuable now more than ever before. According to Gomez, “Research indicates that scientists are getting closer to a permanent solution to hair loss. Therefore, it is essential for people to ensure the health and well-being of the hair they still have.” By doing so, individuals stand to benefit from new therapies when they are released to the market.

With both a medical and business background, Gomez’s goal is to bring a highly-researched product to market with actionable information for readers. Reviewers agree that he has accomplished that. “The book provides a wealth of information about the field of hair loss and its many restorative treatment modalities. The book explains what works and what does not work,” writes Dr. M. A. Soler-Perez M.D.

Publisher Lisa M. Umina comments, “This book has done exceptionally well in the book awards circuit and in sales because it is an exceptional book. Gomez equips readers with the essential information they need to make these important health decisions.” The book is effective because it is not written to sell readers a product but rather to serve them as a comprehensive resource on the topic. Armed with the facts about hair loss, readers can make informed decisions about the actionable steps that are right for them. “Hair Loss” provides readers with essential information on anatomy and physiology as well as available options to ameliorate, restore and preserve existing hair.

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

About Gustavo J. Gomez, Ph.D.:
Gustavo is a medical and business writer who writes books that are detailed and well researched, with actionable information readers can use. He has been a successful entrepreneur, educator, healthcare consultant, inventor, and businessman for thirty-five years. His academic background and business experience have made him exceptionally versatile, achieving success in both the healthcare and business fields. His academic versatility allows Gustavo to research and write about healthcare, entrepreneurial, and business-related issues.

His Amazon best-selling book “Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream,” is also a multi-award winning book that describes a unique investment strategy, teaching investors how to consistently and safely generate a substantial passive income stream in all market conditions.

You can learn more about the author by going to the following websites:

Official Author’s Website – https://www.gustavojgomez.com

* https://www.amazon.com/Gustavo-J.-Gomez-PhD/e/B019HVUQAG

* http://booklaunch.io/gustavo-j-gomez-hair-loss-alopecia-hair-transpalnt-fue-fut-dhi-book/588b5273b5241db152ad0e07

* http://booklaunch.io/gustavo-j-gomez-book-passive-income-generate-private-lending/56143a495e886fc517d5c038

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 216-255-6756
contact@halopublishing.com

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Teen Author Victoria R. Maybury Pens Unique Young Adult Novel

Upcoming teen author Victoria R. Maybury was six years old when she found her passion for writing and storytelling.

San Antonio, TX, USA, May 10, 2019 — In the words of Tom Hiddleston, “You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back, and you’ve climbed a mountain.” Upcoming teen author Victoria R. Maybury was six years old when she found her passion for writing and storytelling. But it was her eleventh grade English teacher, Mrs. Caille, who showed her how to bring her stories to life, which ultimately led to Maybury becoming a published author.

Always an avid reader, Maybury, author of “Fire and Ice” grew up in Togo, West Africa where she learned about many cultures and ways of life that can be seen in her writing today. After she and her family moved to Canada, Maybury was inspired by a dream to compose her first book. “I felt that there were not many young adult books that I could get and read, so I decided to write one,” said Maybury. “Reading has brought me out of some dark spots in my life and brought me joy and love for life again, so I wanted to help other people enjoy life more with my book.”

“Fire and Ice” is a fantasy young adult novel that follows a young woman on a big adventure, filled with love, mystery, and suspense. An admirer of authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Marissa Meyer, and Suzanne Collins, Maybury took notes from her life experiences to make the book even more vivid. “One of the more mysterious characters was inspired by someone I encountered at a book store, and that sent me back to the drawing board. I made changes and improvements to my original manuscript, which has led to the book that I published.”

Maybury has also incorporated her experiences living in Africa into her work. “All of the chapter titles are based on the theme of love in different languages. I like to use other cultures when writing to create new worlds and fun characters,” says Maybury.

In addition to attending high school and participating in hobbies such as cooking, writing recipes, singing, and playing sports, Maybury also enjoys bringing her characters to life in her pastimes. “I like creating costumes by hand and making meals that would be what different cultures in my book’s world would eat and wear.”

Publisher Lisa M. Umina comments, “Victoria’s book is an electric and riveting read. I look forward to seeing more from this engaging young author. She has a unique perspective, and her book holds a strong appeal for young adult readers.”

For more information about Victoria R. Maybury, visit www.halopublishing.com. “Fire and Ice” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Paperback and as an e-Book.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 216-255-6756
contact@halopublishing.com

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Emily Stalder Johnson Encourages Readers to Have Hope

Author Emily Stalder Johnson was in first grade when her teacher assigned her to write a story for a younger student. From that day onward, she hoped and dreamed that she would become an author one day.

San Antonio, TX, USA, March 26, 2019 — In the words of Desmond Tutu, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Emerging author Emily Stalder Johnson was in first grade when her teacher assigned her to write a story for a younger student. From that day onward, she hoped and dreamed that she would become an author one day.

Always an avid reader, Johnson, author of “A New Hope: Second Chances and a Forgotten Boy” was 14 years old when a dream gave her an idea for her first book. “I have always loved writing. I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a teacher or an author,” said Johnson. “This book is 17 years in the making, and it is very close to my heart.”

The story centers around young Dublin Pearson, whose life is suddenly changed for the better when Andy Caldwell saves him from his abusive father and the hopeless life he suffered. Andy takes Dublin in as his own son and shows him love and kindness, teaching him about his horses and of God. Months later, tragedy strikes and Dublin must decide for himself if he can trust in the Lord.

“Each character in my book has some of myself in him or her, and Dublin’s journey toward faith is inspired by my own journey,” says Johnson.

Before she came to know God, Johnson says that she would delete her book files and start over. “I want readers to know of my own experience of coming to know the Lord. I was 27 when I came to know Him.”

Publisher Lisa M. Umina comments, “Emily’s book is a touching tribute to all families that are brought together by God’s will. One of the main messages I took away from this book was how powerful God is and how belief in Him has the power to change lives.”

For more information about Emily Stalder Johnson, visit www.halopublishing.com. “A New Hope: Second Chances and a Forgotten Boy” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Hardcover, Paperback, and as an e-Book.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 216-255-6756
contact@halopublishing.com

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Cheryl Roy-Laber Uses Humor to Promote Anti-Bullying Message

More than 150 million Americans play video games, and 60 percent play video games on a daily basis with the average video gamer spending nearly 29 hours with a game console each month.

San Antonio, TX, USA, November 22, 2018 — More than 150 million Americans play video games, and 60 percent play video games on a daily basis with the average video gamer spending nearly 29 hours with a game console each month. By week, this accounts for three to five hours playing games on a device.

Author and accountant Cheryl Roy-Laber affirms that these games can often be addictive for kids. “It is hard for parents to get their children away from that, and it can be difficult for parents to get their children outdoors.”

Raising four sons and two step-daughters, video game use was something that Roy-Laber had to personally navigate in her own parenting.

Luckily, she comments that now, all of her children have gone on to have successful careers. But the fascination for video games ended up serving an unlikely end for Roy-Laber, who went on to write a fictional novel where one particular video game is mysteriously linked to the disappearance of many youth in the community.

Roy-Laber’s debut novel is entitled “Final Level: Animalized” and it also advances a strong message to combat bullying, the author explains.

“A lot of the story has to do with bullying and what happens when kids come together to help each other,” the author explains. “It takes a team to get out of crisis. We need more of that: people coming together and helping each other out.”

In the game, the characters are transformed into animals, which allowed the author to combine elements of their human and animal characteristics. This was also an opportunity for Roy-Laber to introduce humorous incidents to better convey her message.

Publisher Lisa M. Umina adds, “This is not only an entertaining story for readers of all ages but it also teaches important lessons about the importance of working as a team to confront difficult situations in life.”

For more information about Cheryl Roy-Laber visit www.halopublishing.com. “Final Level: Animalized” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Paperback for $13.95and as an e-Book for $6.99.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX – 78213, USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Cynthia Ransom Promotes Holistic Health Options to Foster Wellbeing

The debate over health care rages on, yet in truth, it has little correlation to being healthy. Holistic health practitioner Cynthia Ransom, a Traditional Naturopath, points out that our health care system is failing us in key areas.

San Antonio, TX, USA, November 13, 2018 — The debate over health care rages on, yet in truth, it has little correlation to being healthy. Holistic health practitioner Cynthia Ransom, a Traditional Naturopath, points out that our health care system is failing us in key areas.

“Health care costs are skyrocketing, and yet we’re still experiencing a spike in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and autism,” Ransom explains. “Additionally, there is little preventative health care in medicine—it’s all about finding disease early, not prevention.”

According to Ransom, using holistic methodologies for health care is largely overlooked by medical professionals because of the legalities in the way our medical system is structured. What doctors can’t tell you, Ransom does, opening the door to another world by using holistic thought in addition to allopathic medicine.

“In our current health care system, we are like sheep,” says Ransom. “We funnel in, get tested, get medicated, and move on. If this standardized methodology was working, we would see a spike in health, not in disease rates and health care costs. I came up with the Blue Sheep Movement because I believe there is a better way to create and maintain health.”

Ransom proposes a distinct approach: “You can incorporate the best of medicine but also take a personal stance on your health, incorporating nutritional, emotional, and holistic methodology to stay out of what I call the sick care system.”

To help others become aware of their options, Ransom has written her first book, “The Blue Sheep Movement,” comprised of personal stories that educate readers about holistic approaches to health and empower people to make the best decision for them given their particular health situation.

Of the book, Ransom comments, “I want to open the door to more conversations.” She is teaming up with other doctors and health professionals in the holistic arena to present this information to the public through a series of speaking engagements.

“We want to be of service, to aid people in their decision making as they navigate different options available to them. But the first step is that people have to know there are viable alternatives they can pursue.”

Publisher Lisa M. Umina adds, “This book is a resource with the potential to help so many people who are looking for to promote their holistic health. Ransom is contributing her knowledge and experience to this ongoing conversation in an important way.”

For more information about Cynthia Ransom visit www.halopublishing.com. “The Blue Sheep Movement” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Paperback for $ Paperback Price: $12.95 and eBook Price: $4.99

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
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Matthew S. Miklasz Promotes Authenticity as a Key to Living an Impactful Life

With four children of his own, Miklasz is well aware of the pressure the next generations face to conform to societal expectations, whether iterated on the television or through pervasive social media.

San Antonio, TX, USA, November 7, 2018 — Pastor Matthew S. Miklasz has witnessed the power of authenticity first-hand, drawing from both his theological training and his thirty years of coaching experience, where he has worked with both athletes and other pastors.

With four children of his own, Miklasz is well aware of the pressure the next generations face to conform to societal expectations, whether iterated on the television or through pervasive social media. To deal with these social pressures, Miklasz encourages people to turn to God and find their “normal.”

“Being the ‘normal’ that God created you to be is an incredible step towards realizing your full potential and positively affecting the people who surround you. Great freedom and confidence emerge when we live according to who God created us to be,” Miklasz explains.

“I want people to discover the deep conviction that God created them uniquely and that He loves them very passionately,” says Miklasz. “When we live with these two convictions, it allows us to impact lives in greater ways. The more authentic we are, the more authentic our worship is, the more authentic our relationships are, especially the deep inner relationship with God.”

With the encouragement of his eldest daughter Angela, Miklasz decided to share this message with the world by penning his first book, “A Normal Guy.”

On his book, Miklasz comments, “I hope to share what I really believe, my deepest convictions. Through my Christian walk, I have journalized many impactful moments about insights and teachings from God that informed my writing process,” comments Miklasz.

“This is such an important read today and for future generations,” adds Publisher Lisa M. Umina. “We should each be able to embrace our ‘normal’ selves, and Miklasz is equipping readers with the tools to do this.”

The book launch events will be held at the following dates and locations:
Saturday, December 1st, Holiday Bazaar Thorp High School – Thorp Wisconsin 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Saturday, December 8th, The Grounds Coffee Shop – Cokato Minnesota 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Friday, December 14th, Dassel Public Library – Dassel, Minnesota 10a.m. – 12p.m.

For more information about Matthew S. Miklasz visit www.halopublishing.com. “A Normal Guy” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Paperback for $13.95 and as an e-Book for $6.95.

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
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com