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Wo bleibt denn der Pilot?

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Wo bleibt denn der Pilot?

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Lassen Sie sich in den fliegerischen Alltag einer Berufspilotin entfuehren, und erleben Sie Cockpit und Flugplatz Begebenheiten waehrend ihrer Fluege in ganz Europa (in Deutscher Sprache).

Die Kurzgeschichten zeigen dass langeweilige Routine und faszinierendes Erlebnis, Technik und Naturgewalten, Menschen und Maschinen, Elimente des beruflichen Fliegens sind.

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Treasury Of Bizarre Christmas Stories

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Fiza’s first compilation of short stories makes her come across as a sort of modern day neo-mystic.  Through the 22 stories in the book, the author communicates to us lessons in faith in a way that will appeal to both adults and children alike.  The language is simple and lucid, yet enticing and appealing at the same time.” Reviewer for ‘The Examiner’

This collection brings together, a variety of bizarre Christmas stories never heard before. From creepy dark catacombs to a haunted winter wonderland, this treasury brings with it, a mystical side to Christmas and the birth of a legendary baby. Whether deep in a forest of India or back in time, in Bethlehem, ‘Treasury Of Bizarre Christmas Stories’ brings to its readers the holy, the Almighty, the haunted, the obsession, the innocent, the magical and the reason to celebrate.
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About the Author:
Fiza Pathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Sociology. She is a qualified teacher having a Bachelor’s degree in Education, her special subjects being History and English. Fiza is an avid reader of books of all genres and writes short stories and articles. Don’t miss to read Fiza’s blog regularly:
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Fiza Pathan is also the author of ‘S.O.S. Animals And Other Stories‘ and ‘Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them‘ which is available as a paperback edition and various digital formats on Amazon and other platforms.
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e-Book version
http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Bizarre-Christmas-Stories-Pathan/dp/1481081764

Paperback
http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Bizarre-Christmas-Stories-Pathan-ebook/dp/B00ADQ7HMK

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Posted by on December 7, 2013 in Author/Writer, New Books

 

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The Marriage Whisperer

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“You will be in awe at how many of these relationship stories will ring true …” said one reviewer of The Marriage Whisperer by licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Patt Pickett, Ph.D. It is designated as the “September Book of the Month” by MidWest Book Review.  Another reviewer states: “Excellent marriage enrichment book for couples! Highly Recommended!”  The Marriage Whisperer was featured in the September 2013 Small Press Book Watch as the “Reader’s Choice”. And also “Recommended” by The US Review of Books: “The author clearly understands the various dynamics that impact how couples navigate their life issues. She also has an amazing handle on why difficulties may be occurring and what can be done to improve them. With a wise, sensible, and a professional touch, she invites the reader to consider respectful options and accommodations. The inclusion of tables, lists, and short paragraphs, which offer specific ideas on what needs to be done and how one can proceed, makes this a user-friendly support to couples.”
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70 couple stories This jargon-free, self-help title is written by an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and inspired by over 10,000 conversations. It delivers 70 couple stories with humor and includes many practical tips and tools for lasting relationship improvement. Popular themes, such as communication, habits, chores, arguments, sex, and intimacy are explored in easy-read tales.
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“Author Patt Pickett, Ph.D., has the training, knowledge and experience to create a book for married couples of all ages. She has worked with couples, listened to their stories, counseled for many years, and put all those years of expertise into The Marriage Whisperer” says a reviewer.
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Patt-PickettWhy Patt Pickett, Ph.D. Wrote Her Book
Decades of experience in the Marriage and Family therapy field is the background for her book. Patt Pickett, Ph.D. says: “I wrote a collection of unique and practical notes over a 20 year period in my professional role about what I learned, my clients have continually requested that I write a book, and I wanted to get my messages out to a broader audience –“Strengthen Families, One Marriage at a Time” and “With persistence and motivation, all couples can improve their relationship.”

Read more at Patt Pickett’s website: http://themarriagewhisperer.net/ and about her academic background http://themarriagewhisperer.net/who-is-she/
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The Marriage Whisperer Subtitle: Tips to Improve Your Relationship Overnight is available on Amazon, Paperback: 214 pages, as well as at Powell’s, BooksaMillion and a dozen other bookstores.

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Posted by on November 9, 2013 in Author/Writer, New Books

 

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Interview with Author Bart Stewart

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A pleasure to talk today with Bart Stewart, author of several books and short stories, notably his latest novel Painter of the Heavens
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Bart, what inspired you to start writing?
I started writing as a kid, mainly as an escape from some hard times my family was going through. I was inspired by the old Twilight Zone TV show, and wrote surreal fantasy pieces like that.I never stopped loving that sub-genre, which is much smaller than some other fantasy categories, like sword-and-sorcery. Richard Matheson, who passed away this year, was the great modern practitioner of it. He wrote some Twilight Zone episodes, too. H.G. Wells may have been the real pioneer. He said to take a realistic setting and inject one fantastic element. My first book, Tales of Real and Dream Worlds, is in this style.Apart from Matheson/Serling fantasy, I read the classics. Tolstoy, Twain, Dickens, Poe, and from the 20th century Truman Capote. I always said In Cold Blood was the best description of personalities I have ever read. But now I have to mention Elizabeth Strout’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner, Olive Kitteridge.
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How would you describe your latest book to someone who has not yet read it?
I’m hoping the subtitle, “A Novel of Crime and the Heart,” will tell the world that this is fiction that goes into the personalities and psyches of its two main characters as they become caught up in a criminal scheme. It might better be called “A Novel of the Heart, and Crime.” Painter of the Heavens is a very character-driven novel about a woman who becomes romantically involved with a potentially dangerous con artist. We don’t know his thoughts, only hers, so he could very well love her as much as he claims to. His behavior and statements tell us that he has a conflicted and compartmentalized mind. Ultimately, he becomes quite scary.
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Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?
I enjoy painting pictures with words, describing scenes and personalities. I’m told by objective readers that I am very good at it. In this novel I am showing two people, Penny Sturdevant and Lyle Chilton, whose lives go off the rails due to the obsession for money that one of them has. If there is a message it would be to resist such attitudes, but also that it is something we are all subject to in this rat-racing society.
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How did you get the idea for the novel?
That is always the toughest question! Where did you get this idea, or where do these characters come from? It is very mysterious. The stories just start rolling like a movie in my head. I edit them, but the origins are unknowable to me. I get lots of story ideas, all the time. A tougher question might be why choose one story idea over others?  In the case of this novel, the interplay of the two personalities appealed to me, and I thought the fraud case itself was intriguing.
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Are your characters based on real people?
No character in my novel comes from any single source. I generally cobble my characters together like Frankenstein’s monster, from parts and traits of many different people. There is usually a bit of me in there somewhere. Otherwise, they are made up of pieces of people I have known, sometimes even briefly.
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Who is your favorite character and why?
Penny and Lyle, are predominately who the book deals with. Several supporting characters turn up, especially Penny’s best friend and sounding board, Chloe. But Penny with her healthy, heartfelt desire to have a fulfilling life, and Lyle with his conflicted, mirror-maze mind are characters that equally stayed in my thoughts.
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If Oprah invited you onto her show to talk about your book, what would the theme of the show be?
The theme would be – Me being on the Oprah show. No, I’m kidding. The theme would be Honesty. Or maybe Authenticity. Painter of the Heavens deals with issues of authenticity in life.
How much of the book is based on real life (either yours or someone you know)?
Penny’s struggle to have a fulfilling life is real enough, and it is going on all around us, on the street, every day. Likewise the reality of wishful thinking, or “wanting to believe,” which the con artists prey on. The changeable personality type, the Jekyll-and-Hyde type, is no fantasy, either.
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What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
They would have feelings of empathy for Penny, who only wants “to be part of something.” She wants to be part of something healthy and long-lasting, not just a love affair but a larger life around it. She ends up with Lyle Chilton, and a criminal scheme. But I don’t write heroes and villains that are 100% good and evil. Lyle is a conflicted person, and while we aren’t privy to his thoughts, he seems to have found some genuine connection with Penny, which is another interesting aspect of the novel.
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Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer from then to now?
The most striking thing I have learned is that I can’t stop doing it. I keep on writing in the face of impossible odds. The traditional publishing route is like a lottery. There is a certain bar of quality that must be met, but beyond that it is luck of the slush-pile draw. We like to think that the most successful writers got that way because they wrote the best books. Instead they are like lottery winners, surrounded by a sea of talents of higher, lower, and similar worth. W.C. Fields once said it was easy for him to quit drinking, that he had done it a thousand times. That’s how I am with writing, in the absence of any commercial success I have quit a thousand times. But the stories keep coming to me, and objective readers keep telling me how much they love my work.
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Considering a book from the first word you write to the moment you see it on a bookstore shelf, what’s your favorite part of the process? What’s your least favorite?
I love reading the finished product. That’s the best part. All the rest of it is pretty grueling mental work. After all, every sentence can be worded a dozen different ways, or more. You have to deliver the best wording, every time. It is just a lot of hard mental work, for no guarantee of pay, or even of being considered, or seen at all.
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What scene or bit of dialogue in the book are you most proud of, and why?
There are so many great “small” scenes in Painter of the Heavens, little vignettes along the way. Those are what makes a novel in my view. But if I had to pin down a favorite scene in my book it would be where Lyle convinces Penny to be his accomplice in the forgery fraud. He will actually convince you that this madness of his is a good idea! He talks a very, very good game. Always.
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If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything about your book?
This is going to sound really conceited, but no. I work-shopped this novel extensively at some top writing centers, and had it professionally edited. For a book about the psychology of characters like these two, it is as good as I can make it.
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If your book would be made into a movie, who should play the main characters?
Unfortunately, Susan Hayward and Robert Mitchum are dead.
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What general advice do you have for other writers?
Understand that this may be the toughest game in the world in terms of finding success. There’s no heavy lifting involved, but the odds of achieving success are remote. There must be a billion writers in the world, and while most of them are not competitive, they all take up time and oxygen. With e-books the odds have shifted slightly in the author’s favor, but the same old situation of the vast slush-pile of manuscripts still exists. It has only been shifted directly to the readers, who must now choose between the endless thousands of titles pouring onto the market every week. If you view this as a lifelong calling, you may be able to build a core following that will lead to some sales. You have to deliver extremely well-polished manuscripts, of course. A good writing center is helpful for that. Remember too that creative works are subjective. Every book ever written was hated by somebody.
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What is the best part of being a writer for you?
The self-expressive aspect of this is probably unparalleled. No other art form can communicate with both the specificity and the atmospherics of literature. With writing you can talk to the logic center as well as the emotions. I have written a blog post that goes in depth on the value of literary fiction:  http://bartstewart.com/2013/09/new-literary-society-due/
What’s the most challenging part of being a writer?
The challenges are endless, just in producing the fiction. The work has to be your best. Revisions go on forever; it seems that it’s never finished. Then comes the marketing part, with all the expense and all the computer platforms you have to learn to do that. I am not a computer engineer nor am I wealthy.
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Where’s the one place in the world you’d like to visit?
The Great Barrier Reef
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What is your favorite book?
Important books are not always pleasant books, understand. I said above that Capote’s In Cold Blood had the best descriptions of human personalities that I know of. If you have not read it, I do recommend it, and I can tell you that it is not overly graphic in describing the murders.
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How would a close friend describe you?
“The triumph of style over bile! The droll soul with the heart of gold! The mellow jello fellow! Ladies and gentlemen – Party Barty!!!”
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Where can people learn more about your writing?
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Don’t miss the Goodreads Giveaway: TALES OF REAL & DREAM WORLDS by Bart Stewart
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/67941-tales-of-real-and-dream-worlds


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Living In or Near the Canadian Capital OTTAWA, ON?

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Mark your calendar for October 26 and 27 – Saturday and Sunday! Visit Canada’s Premier Book Extravaganza! The Ottawa Independent Writers (OIW) invite you for a Book Fair at the RA (Recreational Association facility) with ample FREE parking.

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At age 20, the Ottawa Independent Writers association is poised for its most buzzing, exciting event yet when the door of its tenth annual book fair bursts open on October 26 and 27. George Laidlaw, the face of and a tireless force behind the OIW, always coming up with innovations and inspiring fellow writers, is ready to receive a crowd of 2,000.

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Ottawa Writer and member of the OIW, Margaret Kell, wrote a blog post about this event and also mentioned the “star writer” and initiator, George Laidlaw, author  of 91 books. Margaret herself is the author of A Book of Kells and Kathleen’s Cariole Ride.  

Read more on Margaret Kell’s blog CozyBookBasics Meet more than 50 independent writers, showing their books in Ottawa! Visit OIW’s website http://www.oiw.ca to see a catalog of members’ books.

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Book Launch: TIMELESS – a Gothic Romance


Timeless by JAN SCARBROUGH

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When Beth Abbott receives a surprise inheritance from her birth mother, she travels to the family’s nineteenth century mansion in Old Louisville, KY, now a Bed and Breakfast. There she meets the resident ghost, a little girl whose crying scares, but intrigues guests. Beth sets out to discover the identity of the ghost and why she appears happy to Beth, not sad.

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Jeff Halstead, a man with several secrets, runs the bed and breakfast. But he’s more than that to Beth, and she feels their connection immediately.  A psychic medium who doubts his skills, Jeff slowly uncovers the truth of their past lives. Will he be in time to reveal the identity of Beth’s enemy? Will the love they shared in the past follow them into the future?
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A contemporary Gothic romance, Timeless has all the elements of an intriguing paranormal: a resident ghost, evil entities, tragic lovers, and ultimate redemption. Set in Old Louisville, now and in the past, Timeless brings together the elements of history and contemporary New Age belief.

Jan Scarbrough: “Being a history major as well as an ex-English teacher came in handy when writing this book.” “I believe Timeless is the best book I have written so far.” “Let me know if you read the book and like it.”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F73NUCA
Print Length: 168 pages $2.99

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Author-Jan-Scarbrough's-dogsAbout the Author:

A member of the Romance Writers of America, Jan Scarbrough has been active in the local Kentucky RWA chapter and is a member of Novelist, Inc . Her best friends are fellow writers. Who else will check a point plot for her or understand GMC and POV?

Jan lives in Louisville, Kentucky, along with three dogs, two cats and a supportive husband. To get her horse fix, she takes riding lessons once a week at Premier Stables in Simpsonville, KY. She is a also a member of the American Saddlebred Horse Association.

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Do visit Jan Scarbrough’s website http://www.janscarbrough.com/ and her author page on Amazon to find all her novels.
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Betting On Love: A Bluegrass Romance

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Betting On Love: A Bluegrass Romance

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Sarah Colby believes in fairy tales and wants to find her Prince Charming. Encouraged by her girlfriends and a matchmaking aunt, Sarah sets out to catch eligible bachelor Lane Williams, a guy with an aversion to settling down.

A Bluegrass restaurateur and chef, Lane can’t be bothered with romance. He’s spent his youth taking care of and providing for his younger siblings. Clearly, the sexy, young woman, who wants only marriage and commitment, is trouble for Lane and his new freedom.

As the two work together to pull off a Kentucky Derby party for charity, Lane finds himself susceptible to Sarah’s charms…and … How was he to know she was a virgin, especially when she seduced him?

Reviewers:
“A quick and pleasant romantic read.”
Delores, for Coffee Time Romance

“This Story Is a Winning Bet!”
Jan Hougland on Amazon

Print Length: 133 pages, $2.99

http://www.amazon.com/Betting-On-Love-ebook/dp/B00EXV18HQ

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/betting-on-love/id693245495?mt=11

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About Jan Scarbrough:
Thanks to Jan husband’s hard work, Betting On Love went live on Amazon on Labor Day—which just happened to be her birthday this year. Jan Scarbrough is the author of the popular Bluegrass Reunion series, writing heartwarming contemporary romances about home and family, single moms and children, and if the plot allows, about another passion–horses. Living in the horse country of Kentucky makes it easy for Jan to add small town, Southern charm to her books, and the excitement of a horse race or a big-time, competitive horse show.

Jan: “A member of the Romance Writers of America, I have been active in my local Kentucky RWA (Romance Writers of America) chapter and am a member of Novelist, Inc . My best friends are fellow writers. Who else will check a point plot for me or understand GMC and POV?”

“I live in Louisville, Kentucky, along with three dogs, two cats and a supportive husband. To get my horse fix, I take riding lessons once a week at Premier Stables in Simpsonville. I’m a member of the American Saddlebred Horse Association.”
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