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Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery: Read the Book. Audition for the Movie. See it on the Big Screen.

Monica Foster
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Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery: Read the Book. Audition for the Movie. See it on the Big Screen.

Denver, CO – Reading clubs everywhere – be on alert! Knox Chase is making his way to bookshelves and this super sleuth kid is gaining the admiration of middle school-aged kids everywhere – with the added benefit that the magical nature of these stories helps kids learn how to solve their own problems.

The book, Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery by Adam Lipsius will be released in January, 2016. Additionally, the production is already scheduled for a motion picture in association with Sean Covel (the producer of “Napoleon Dynamite”) and Casting Director Mary Jo Slater (“The Contender” and “Dumb and Dumber”) – and the producers will be holding an online casting contest, providing the opportunity for aspiring kid actors and actresses to be in the movie, maybe even one of the lead characters.

Meet KC Green. KC is a small-town kid with a big-time imagination — and an even bigger secret. He can see the pulp fiction detective he was named for, from the 1930s & 40s Knox Chase on the Case novels. He even talks to him, which gets a little awkward since no one else can see the guy, and because this salty film noir gumshoe lands our hero into all kinds of little kid trouble.

When a mysterious stranger bumps into KC on Valentine’s Day, however, and they mix up envelopes, a thriller lands in KC’s lap and grown-up trouble breaks out all over town. His music teacher gets run over. The school janitor is framed for attempted murder. Even KC and his friends have to fight for their lives.

Unfortunately, the town’s chief detective is a nitwit, his son is a bully and the more KC investigates, the more trouble his dad gets in with his mom for hooking KC on sleuthing in the first place. Their marriage could be in the most trouble of all.

It takes KC’s wits, his invisible partner, his best friend Ben and even the girl he gets so nervous around he can’t speak to her, in order to figure out the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery.  

“It’s the kind of book you grew up on,” says Adam. “… Where kids face danger, make mistakes and keep fighting to save the day.”

Adam Lipsius attended USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He is an accomplished author, feature film director, producer and screenwriter. His movie, “16-LOVE” was distributed in 2012 by Warner Bros. Digital, Gravitas Ventures and Entertainment One. He graduated from Dartmouth College where he wrote his first book, The Birth of Dr. Seuss. Additionally, he has received numerous awards for his short films and commercials.

Release Date: January 2016
Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery
By Adam Lipsius
Uptown 6
ISBN: 978-0615988887

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Solve The Number One Problem With Today’s Young Workforce – The Soft Skills Gap

Karen McMasters
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Solve The Number One Problem With Today’s Young Workforce – The Soft Skills Gap

New Haven, CT – The number one challenge with today’s young talent is a problem hiding in plain sight: the ever-widening “soft skills gap.” Today’s newest young workforce has so much to offer — new technical skills, new ideas, new perspective, new energy. Yet too many of them are held back—and driving the grown-ups crazy—because of their weak soft skills.

Here’s what managers say:

– “They just don’t know how to behave professionally.”
–  “They arrive late, leave early, dress inappropriately, and spend too much time on social media.”
– “They know how to text, but they don’t know how to write a memo.”
– “They don’t know what to say and what not to say or how to behave in meetings.”
– “They don’t know how to think, learn, or communicate without checking a device.”
– “They don’t have enough respect for authority and don’t know the first thing about good citizenship, service, or teamwork.”

Soft skills may be harder to define and measure than hard skills, but they are just as critical. People get hired because of their hard skills but often get fired because of their soft skills.

Managers ask: “Why should it be my problem to teach these soft skills? They should have learned these things from their parents or in school. How can I teach these soft skills when I don’t even remember how I learned them myself?”

Here’s the bad news: Setting a good example or simply telling young workers they need to improve their soft skills isn’t enough. Nor is scolding them or pointing out their failings in an annual review.

Here’s the good news: You can teach the missing basics to today’s young talent.

Now, based on more than twenty years of research, renowned expert on the Millennial workforce Bruce Tulgan offers concrete solutions to help managers teach the missing basics of professionalism, critical thinking, and followership — complete with 92 step-by-step lesson plans designed to be highly flexible and easy to use.

Tulgan’s research and proven approach has shown that the key to teaching young people the missing soft skills lies in breaking those skills down into their component parts and concentrating on one component at a time with the help of a teaching-style manager. Almost all of the exercises can be done in less than an hour within a team meeting or an extended one-on-one. The exercises are easily modified and customized and can be used in many different ways:

– As “take-home” exercises for any individual or group
– To guide one-on-one discussions with direct reports
– In the classroom as written exercises or in group discussions

Managers—and their young employees—will find themselves returning to their favorite exercises over and over again. Through one exercise at a time, managers will build up the most important soft skills of their new young talent. These critical soft skills can make the difference between mediocre and good, between good and great, and between great and “one of a kind.”

About the Author:

Bruce Tulgan is an adviser to business leaders all over the world and a sought-after keynote speaker and seminar leader. He is the founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking, Inc., a management research and training firm, as well as RainmakerThinking.Training, an on-line training company. Bruce is the best-selling author of numerous books including The 27 Challenges Managers Face (2014), Not Everyone Gets a Trophy (2009), It’s Okay to be the Boss (2007), Winning the Talent Wars (2001), FAST Feedback (1999), and the classic Managing Generation X (1995). His work has been the subject of thousands of news stories around the world. He has written pieces for numerous publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, the Harvard Business Review, Training Magazine, and Human Resources. Bruce also holds a fifth-degree black belt in classical Okinawan Uechi Ryu Karate Do. He lectures periodically at the Yale University School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut, where he lives with his wife Dr. Debby Applegate, author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning biography The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher (2006) as well as Madam: The Notorious Life and Times of Polly Adler (forthcoming 2016).

For more information, please go to: www.rainmakerthinking.com.

About the Publisher:

Jossey-Bass is an imprint of WILEY. Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley’s core business
includes scientific, technical, and medical journals; encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services, and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley’s global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the US, Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. www.wiley.com.

Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: Teaching the Missing Basics to Today’s Young Talent
By Bruce Tulgan
Publisher: Wiley/Jossey-Bass;
ISBN: 9781118725641
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and in bulk at 800 CEO Read.

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Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…And Always; The Story Of One Of America’s Greatest Heroes

Russell Tate
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Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…And Always; The Story Of One Of America’s Greatest Heroes

Houston, TX — This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang and the start of the Vietnam War. Hal Moore captured our attention when his exploits in the Ia Drang battle were recounted in his memoir We Were Soldiers Once…and Young, and commanded our respect in the memorable Mel Gibson movie, “We Were Soldiers.” Now, his life is covered in full by celebrated author Mike Guardia in Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always (Casemate Publishers).

Drastically outnumbered and nearly overrun, Hal Moore led his men to a surprising victory that claimed the lives of more than 1,200 enemy soldiers. The Battle of Ia Drang pioneered the use of “air mobile infantry”—delivering troops into battle via helicopter—which became a staple of U.S. operations for the remainder of the war.

One of the greatest battlefield commanders of the 20th century, little has been known about Hal Moore’s life and career beyond the Ia Drang battle…until now.  In this book, readers will learn of his service in Occupied Japan, his life-and-death struggles in the hilltop battles of the Korean War, and how he helped rebuild the post-Vietnam Army.

Following his tour in Vietnam, he assumed command of the 7th Infantry Division, forward-stationed in South Korea, and in 1971 he took command of the Army Training Center at Fort Ord, California. In this capacity, he oversaw the US Army’s transition from a conscript-based to an all-volunteer force. He retired as a Lieutenant General in 1977.

At this writing, Hal Moore is 93 years-old and living quietly in Auburn, Alabama. He graciously allowed the author to conduct several interviews and granted full access to his collection of letters, documents, and never-before-published photographs.

Mike Guardia is a Captain in the US Army Reserve. He served six years on active duty as an Armor Officer. He holds a BA and MA in American History from the University of Houston. As an author, his previous works include Shadow Commander and American Guerrilla. He currently lives and works in Houston, TX. A portion of the book’s proceeds will go to benefit the USO. 

For more, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Hal-Moore-The-Biography-1406627382912279/timeline/

Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always
Casemate Publishers
Available at: http://www.casematepublishers.com/index.php/hal-moore-hb.html#.ViUu-h2zZ9A and at Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Amazon.com
Available in all major digital tablet platforms
$32.95 Hardcover
ISBN-13:  978-1612002071

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Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing From Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction

Kim Weiss
Director of Communications
HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher
3201 SW 15 Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
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Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing From Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction

By Robert Weiss

“Clearly, this work is intended to enlighten not only the clinical population, but actual sex addicts and those who love them. If you are a therapist, my sincere hope is that you will find something here that helps you to help others, and if you are a sex addict or the partner thereof, my hope is that you will come away with a better understanding of this complicated issue, and also with some useful ideas on how to overcome this very serious addiction.” – David Sack, MD

Deerfield Beach, FL – In Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction (HCI Books—$14.95) Robert Weiss acknowledges and defines the loosely used term “sex addiction.” With his exensive background in the mental health and addictions field, Robert is able to give his readers real life testimonials of people who have been diagnosed with having a sexual addiction, and people whose sexual addiction is ruining or has already ruined their family, career, or health. All of the material in Weiss’ book is presented tastefully, and suitable for professionals and the general reader, including sex addicts and their loved ones.

Many people believe an addiction to consist only of drugs and alcohol, but Robert acknowledges that addictions can arise in all things done excessively. People suffer from addictions to their cellphone, social sites, gambling/spending, and even love. A lot of people believe the above addictions to be attributed to having some sort of compulsive disorder, but Sex Addiction 101 recounts the importance of recognizing the difference between compulsions and addictions, seeing as many people confuse the two and try to use them interchangeably.

Sex Addiction 101 is broken down into 18 simple chapters, where Robert is detailed in providing clear and simple explanations of all aspects involving sex addiction. The chapters range from topics that address common questions about sex addiction like, What is Sex Addiction,Treating Sex Addiction, and Gay Men and Sex Addiction to subjects that may be harder to address like, Teens and Sex Addiction, Sexual addiction vs. paraphilia vs. sexual offending, and The fusion of stimulant abuse and sexual behavior. Sex addicts are individuals who have lost control over their sexual fantasies and behavior; this book is a primer for understanding this complicated disease.

Highlights from the book include:

Common Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Addiction:

⦁ Obsessive Sexual Fantasy and Preoccupation and Loss of Control
⦁ Related Adverse Consequences
⦁ Tolerance and Escalation
⦁ Withdrawal and Denial

The Cycle of Sexual Addiction

1. Triggers (Shame/Blame/Guilt/Other Strong Emotions)
2. Fantasy
3. Ritualization
4. Sexual Acting Out
5. Numbing
6. Despair (Shame/Anxiety/Depression)

The Downside of Sex Addiction:

⦁ Addiction Hopping/Related addictions
⦁ Significant directly related Negative Life Consequences
⦁ Physical and Mental Health Problems
⦁ Career and Legal Issues
⦁ Relationship Instability and Difficulty Rebuilding Familial Relations

About the Author:

Currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Development, Robert Weiss is in charge of various treatment programs around the United States. Along with his already bountiful schedule, Robert provides sexual addiction treatment training internationally to psychology professors, addiction treatment centers, and the US military. In 1995 Robert founded the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles, which became one of the first facilities anywhere in the world that offers treatment for sexual addiction and its related issues. The author of Robert’s foreword for Sex Addiction 101, David Sack, characterizes Robert as, “… the face of and driving force behind understanding and treating profound intimacy disorders like sexual addiction.” Robert Weiss is not just an author and Clinical expert, he is a humanitarian who cares about more than just the well being of himself. Readers and viewers interested in learning more about Robert can visit his website at: www.RobertWeissMSW.com.

Available wherever books are sold or to order directly from the publisher, contact:
www.hcibooks.com or (800) 441-5569
Sex Addiction101: A Basic Guide to Healing From Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction
Robert Weiss
ISBN: 9780757318436
$14.95

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You’re Tearing Us Apart; Twenty Ways We Wreck Our Relationships And Strategies To Repair Them

Kim Weiss
Director of Communications
HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher
3201 SW 15 Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(800) 851-9100 ext. 212
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You’re Tearing Us Apart; Twenty Ways We Wreck Our Relationships And Strategies To Repair Them

By Pat Love, Eva Berlander, and Kathleen McFadden
Illustrated by Andres Berlander

Houston, TX – Many broken relationships not only can be mended, but magnificent, say the authors of You’re Tearing Us Apart; Twenty Ways We Wreck Our Relationships and Strategies to Repair Them (HCI Books—$12.95), Pat Love, Eva Berlander, and Kathleen McFadden. Readers get a quick and straight to the point look at twenty ways a relationship can be ruined and most importantly how to fix them. Using more than fifty years of combined professional experience and scientific study, they’ve ensured tried-and-true strategies that work.

Experience proves one person can destroy a relationship not two. A broken trust can be caused by just one person pushing the other too far. It can happen either by invading privacy, over criticizing, or even a drunken argument. But the good news is that while one person can indeed break the relationship apart, one person can also be the one to fix it. All it takes is three steps:

Step 1: Recognize the part of your behavior that undermines intimacy
Step 2: Replace harmful behaviors with healthy acts of love
Step 3: Repeat steps 1 and 2!

Who has the time and inclination to wade through 200 pages to find a solution to an immediate relational problem? These three authors collaborated to write a narrative where each chapter is broken down into four easy to understand sections. The first illustrates what it’s like to live with someone practicing the relationship-threatening behavior. Then the psychology behind the behavior is explained followed by a concise description as to why the behavior is so threatening to the relationship. Each chapter ends with a variety of strategies to help any couple overcome their problems.

The snack-able chapters found in You’re Tearing Us Apart can be read one by one or completely devoured; either way, readers come out with an independent-study degree in relationship problem-solving. The book teaches the reader how to acknowledge, understand, and make a change to fix the problems in their relationships. The scenarios are easily relatable and give the reader a better understanding of how each problem affects the relationship. The many solutions given at the end of each chapter give readers plenty of options to adapt into their relationships.

In addition, each chapter is introduced with a piece of artwork that mirrors the problems of the chapter. The original artwork is gender neutral as well as the writing. This allows the text to be adapted by any type of couple looking to fix their relationship.

With the techniques found in this book, any couple can learn to move forward while creating happy, healthy relationships.

About the Authors:

Pat Love, Ed.D, is a distinguished professor, author, trainer and long-standing licensed clinician. Her ever-popular books Hot Monogamy and The Truth About Love have taken her around the world and on numerous shows in the U.S., such as Oprah, The Today Show and CNN. Dr. Love is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today. http://www.patlove.com/

Kathleen McFadden is a writer, trainer, relationship coach, and co-founder of the Love Education™ certification program. Known for her authentic style, she has been a featured workshop presenter and speaker for national and international conferences. Her passion is applying research to develop new training programs that truly help change lives. She has co-developed programs including the New Hot Monogamy, Hot Monogamy Essentials, The Essence of Marriage, and the series Love—What Everyone Needs to Know. Kathleen and her husband of 21 years have one daughter.

Eva Berlander founded the education center, Swedish Imago Relationship Institute, with the long term goal of creating a better world – one individual, one couple, one therapist at a time. Eva has more than 25 years of experience as an educator, public lecturer, and couples therapist. She is the author of three books in Swedish, and You Can Make it Happen: How Breakthroughs in Neuroscience Can Transform Relationships. She lives in Sweden with her husband, Sven, two sons, and their dog, Kiwa.

Available wherever books are sold or to order directly from the publisher, contact: www.hcibooks.com or (800) 441-5569
You’re Tearing Us Apart; Twenty Ways We Wreck Our Relationships and Strategies to Repair Them
Pat Love, Kathleen McFadden, Eva Berlander
ISBN: 978-0-7573-1862-7 $12.95

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Katherine: A Woman of Vision: Learning From One Of History’s Most Gifted Spiritual Teachers

Paige Morrison
Ascot Media Group
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Katherine: A Woman of Vision: Learning From One Of History’s Most Gifted Spiritual Teachers

Dallas, TX – Diane Pomerance, Ph.D. met renowned spiritual teacher Katherine Hayward through a friend in Los Angeles when she was 28 and Hayward was 79. Their connection was immediate and Dr. Pomerance became her student and ultimately her protégé. The wisdom, spiritual vision and philosophy imparted by Hayward mesmerized Dr. Pomerance and she simply knew that Hayward’s life story was one that needed sharing. Katherine: A Woman of Vision (Polaire Publishing) is set to release in early Fall 2015.

Hayward was born in Wales in 1899 and lived in the UK against the backdrop of World War I and World War II. She had an out-of-body experience where she met “angelic beings” when she was merely 7 years old. The angels advised her to return to her physical body, that she had much work to do on earth. When she awakened she spoke with a full, mature adult voice, and knew the future. Quite amazingly, she made many predictions including the sinking of the Titanic. She also instinctively knew the truth about people and when they were lying, and the outcome of political elections.

Hayward was in further communication with Spirit Beings at the age of 20 for a 6-month period in which she witnessed paranormal activity and psychic phenomena. Even more important, she learned about the purposefulness and significance of Life and Death. Through her psychic abilities, she brought great comfort and solace to many people who had lost loved ones by speaking/communicating with the so-called “dead” and proving to bereaved that life continues after death.

Diane Pomerance, Ph.D. has dedicated her life to animal and environmental welfare and to spiritual research and exploration. Sharing the story of renowned spiritual teacher and mentor Katherine Hayward has been a labor of love. Additionally, she has authored eight books and is best known for her books about animal companionship, specifically the human-animal bond and grief recovery.

Katherine: A Woman of Vision
By Diane Pomerance, Ph.D.
Polaire Publishing
November 2015
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and www.drdianepomerance.com
ISBN-13: 978-1936315000
ISBN-10: 1936315009

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Stop The Fight! Offers Solutions For Issues That Ignite Emotions And Impede Communication

Jonathon Meade
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Stop The Fight! Offers Solutions For Issues That Ignite Emotions And Impede Communication

New York, NY – The first of its kind, this cleverly illustrated relationship guide helps couples literally see their way out of hurtful, repetitive arguments. Relationship conflict is complex and challenging to change. But in her work with couples, clinical psychologist Michelle Brody developed a way to make change a bit simpler. Using evocative drawings and diagrams that illustrate the hidden forces that drive the most familiar battles, Dr. Brody shows couples effective strategies for finding a way out in her new book, Stop the Fight! (The Experiment; $15.95; October 27, 2015; 978-1-61519-280-9).

Whether her clients were caught in the Partner Improvement Fight, the “You Don’t Care About Me” Fight, or the Difficult Relatives Fight, the pictures unlocked the destructive cycle. Her clients immediately “got it”—they could literally see with their own eyes what was blocking their bond, and together chart a course to recognize the triggers to fights … to end them. Stop the Fight! pairs more than 300 instantly graspable illustrations with Dr. Brody’s proven, pragmatic advice. It’s a one-of-a-kind relationship manual—concise, easy to use, and results oriented.

One of Dr. Brody’s colleagues aptly sums it up this way: “Over the years, Michelle has found that highlighting through diagrams and drawings some of the patterns in which clients get entrenched creates an “aha” moment for them and helps to lead them out of these destructive cycles…Stop the Fight! is all about the ordinary fights that happen between couples and how to stop them, but the helpful tools provided are applicable not just to couples, but to any collaborative dynamic – at home, work or anywhere in between.”

About the Author

Michelle Brody, PhD, is an executive coach and clinical psychologist with over 20 years of professional experience as a practicing therapist and a specialist in resolving relational conflict. Her background also includes extensive experience in teaching, coaching, and scientific research. She has served for more than a decade as a senior trainer for psychologists and as a business consultant, teaching others what will (and won’t) catalyze lasting change. Dr. Brody is the founder of Coaching for Couples, an innovative practice for couples seeking time-efficient change.

Available at: http://theexperimentpublishing.com/catalogs/fall-2015/stop-the-fight/ and online outlets
Stop the Fight! How to Break Free from the 12 Most Common Arguments and Build a Relationship That Lasts
Michelle Brody, PhD, with Illustrations by Emily Tomasik
Publisher: The Experiment; (October 27, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1615192808
ISBN-13: 978-1615192809

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