DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
I am really excited to write about this upcoming book. Breathe in... Breathe out.... Relax. Wait! I'm not trying to put you to sleep, I'm trying to set the mood for an upcoming book that launches on December 15, 2019. So, what is this book that has me excited? "Awesome Again:Seven Simple Steps For a Man Over 40 to Regain his Vitality" by Flavio Ballerini. You might be wondering why I would be excited because I am a woman. Oh, but wait! I am a married women and I know lots of men who can use this book. Flavio is brilliant and he has the experience to help men. Take a look and judge for yourself. I think I need to inform you that the book isn't available yet! So, be sure to subscribe to get the latest when this book will be available for pre-order and of course, all things Dr. Mel.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Despite living at a time of unprecedented opportunity and
solutions to complex problems, most men older than 40 experience a general
decline in vitality and quality of life. Heath concerns, financial problems,
the loss of relationships, and a mysterious sense that something is missing,
despite having everything, drives many men to believe that they are losing
their edge as they age.
shows you that you can change your
life, based on solid philosophical, therapeutic, and scientific principles. You
will learn how to change your life by
taking seven simple steps that will transform you into a new nan.
The guided meditations in your personal portal at www.flaviolife.com/aa will install the seven steps into your
subconscious mind for permanent change that keeps on getting better.
In Awesome Again,
you will find:
-A self-assessment test to discover exactly where
your life is at
-Solid philosophical, therapeutic, and scientific
-The Seven Simple Steps to become Awesome Again
-Guided meditations in your personal portal
-Routines that keep you growing each day
What readers are saying:
-I thought that my life after 40 or 50 would be less interesting,
less fun... less awesome. Once I read Awesome
Again, I discovered that there are no age limits, we can be youthful,
fantastic, or even better than before. Thanks Flavio for bringing the Seven
Steps to my life! Cristobal Herrera, Master Photographer
Again provides so much clarity to what needs to be done for a man to
regain his vitality. For many, it’s the information you’ve been searching for,
and for others, it’s the information you never knew you needed. Heriberto
A. Guerra, Entrepreneur
-This inspirational guide for men who want to regain their vitality
is a must read. The Foundations of Awesomeness show you that you can succeed. The Seven Steps are clearly
explained and easy to follow. The Routines of Awesomeness will ensure you have
a great life. Edgar Alvarez, Author, Novelist, Playwright
About Flavio Ballerini
Flavio is an engineer, philosopher, scientist,
hypnotherapist, coach, mystic, and father of four beautiful girls. Flavio is a
Professor of Mystic Philosophy at the Aranegui Institute in Miami, Florida and
the Clinical Director at Hypnotherapy & More.
I woke up extremely early this morning after a restful night's sleep. The thing I found strange was that I don't remember having a dream. Not dreaming is odd for me as my dreams are usually very vivid and in full color. In fact, my novels THE KEYSTROKE KILLER and A.D.A.M. THE BEGINNING OF LIFE came from my dreams. Nothing changed in my life other than being totally exhausted having prepared Thanksgiving Dinner for 16 people, and cleaning the house before and after the party. So, if that's my recipe for sleeping, I won't be not having dreams until Christmas night.
I'm not really worried about not dreaming, I just miss them when they are not there. I think as an author we have vivid imaginations, which dreams are a part of that. So, when we come up with creative ideas, we can't wait to write them down and develop our book. My next author, Karen Dowers, I believe is one of those authors as she as not only written one book, but I present you three of her books. I hope you enjoy learning about Karen and her books as one or more are likely to be fantastic Christmas presents for someone.
ABOUT BOOK 1
Netherworld Rescue: Arabella and Durango Cowboys' Quest for
A year has passed, and the time has finally come for Sophia Petros and Arabella, her naughty best friend who is a 5th Dimension butterfly fairy, to go on an ‘out of this world’ adventure together! Sophia was left behind while her sister, Shelby, went on the first adventure with Arabella. Now, Sophia is allowed to go on one of her own, and the girls travel to a parallel Earth reminiscent of the 1970s of Sophia’s world. In a quaint western town called Durango, Colorado, Sophia and Arabella befriend a group of ranch cowboys, including Colton – with whom Sophia feels an immediate connection. Arabella and Sophia soon discover just how this world differs from Sophia’s – animals talk, trains fly, and living spacecraft cruise the skies. Meanwhile, near Durango, a portal opens at the legendary Chimney Rock, and something strange comes out. A hungry, injured, and anxious creature makes his way through the portal and flees towards Durango. Netherworld Overlords from the the other side of the portal in the Underworld, enlist a galactic bounty hunter to find this creature called a Berserker. To complicate things further, these deities discover that a magic warrior helmet – a possession of the war god, Mardukus – has disappeared at the same time! Can Arabella, Sophia, and their new cowboy friends turn a bleak situation into something positive with their compassion and kindness? What is the mysterious connection that the Berserker unknowingly has with the magical warrior helmet, and the reason the Netherworld Overlords are so desperate to get them both back? And can Arabella rescue the Berserker from the Netherworld and return to Sophia?
Fart Boomer's Let 'Em Rip Butt Blaster Gang! Subtitle: In a Tale of . .
.The Fart Bomb That Saves a World! (Pen Name K.D. West)
Seven mischievous kids and a mascot bulldog start a 'gang' and love to tell stories and practice what they do best; FART! Correct, you heard it right! These youngsters feel like a combination of little rascals sharing a funny galactic battle story in a 'Midnight Society' setting (A television series in the '90s).These fanny rumble tumblers have one thing in common that sets them apart from other classmates. They are bold and love to provoke private or public audiences with 'FART SHOCK FACTORS.' They enjoy taking every opportunity possible, whether with family, friends or in public places, to demonstrate their skills. The kids gather for weekly club meetings to share their experiences in more shocking manners. Each member has his/her fart style with a tagged nickname assigned. And the little gangsters make sure they live up to their titles. The leader of the gang is Fart Boomer, a genius kid with a real gift for storytelling. He entertains the rest of his fart buddies with a tale that takes place in a world of Giants. His story is 'The Fart Bomb that Saves a World.' It is about a quirky inventor that lives in a faraway galaxy in a world of giants. He helps undercover government agents, who represent the 'Big Dogs' in his world' with a plan using his invention to save their world from invading Cyborg pirates that want to take over the planet. It doesn't matter whether you are a secret butt-squeaker, or a public 'shock wave blaster' around friends, family, or anyone-- You and your kids will love this silly book with its superb illustrations. Count on the giggle factor barometer going off the chart, keeping you and your kids laughing hilariously while reading this book. Make it a fun family project for everyone to enjoy as you read it out loud. You'll find yourself smiling later on as it brings back 'gross-out' childhood memories. This silly book makes a great 'gag gift' (pun intended) for your kids, including big kid (hubby), grandparents, nieces, nephews, and your siblings. It makes a fun prop for party conversation or other events. The possibilities are endless. If you enjoy the superb illustrations in this book, you might want to purchase the physical version of this book. Please visit www.adventureswitharabella.com to see what other book projects this author is brewing!
CAT-ITUDE is a hoot for cat lovers! The funny and adorable pictures displayed with 'kitty' comments will make you laugh out loud and nod your head in agreement when you recognize one of those 'looks' that you've seen come from your cat countless times. And in this book, you'll see similar behavior tactics these cats exhibit with amusing but sometimes, exasperating moments. These adorable furry friends are unique by nature, love you conditionally (that's right, there are conditions), and provide you with endless hours of entertainment. CAT-ITUDE is an excellent gift for world-wide cat fans!
Tell your readers a little about yourself,
where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them
get to know the personal you.
I was born in Detroit, Michigan but moved to San Diego, and grew
up there. After graduating from High School, I did the following:
(a) I attended college.
(b) joined the workforce
(c) made lots of new friends
(d) gained experience in interacting and dealing with people in the business
Finally, I decided I would enjoy learning how to treat and take care of the
largest organ on human beings--the skin! And this revelation led me to trade
school to learn how to be an Esthetician. I specialized in pre/post-operative
skincare for laser and cosmetic surgery patients; and teen/ and adult acne
corrective skincare; anti-aging treatments doing skin peels; using advanced
technology machines and treatment products. I received many hours of
certifications learning various treatment modalities over the years. During the
process, I researched and developed my custom-blend skincare products. I opened
several clinics in San Diego before we (hubby and me) decided we wanted to move
to the Colorado Rockies. Once we made a move, I opened a day-spa in Durango,
CO. I worked with a plastic surgeon and did a lot of networking to expand the
Some years went by, and because of health issues with my parents, I decided to
retire earlier than I desired. After my parents passed away, that is when I
decided to write stories that I stored away in my memory bank for years. And,
it's been a real learning curve, but It gives me a sense of purpose knowing
that I'm able to send relevant messages out to kids (and older people, too)
through the words that I write. I discuss Universal Laws, such as the Law of
Attraction in my stories. I show, more than tell, that we, humans, are capable
of doing and being anything we choose by setting sharp, positive intentions in
motion with a powerful focus. Then, I demonstrate how to relax and watch good
things happen! Another reason I love to write is that I'm able to create a
world that I desire to live in where animals talk, and a whole lot of magic
goes on everywhere!
What inspired you to author this book?
First Book - Netherworld Rescue - The time has finally come for Sophia Petros and her naughty, best friend, a 5th Dimension butterfly fairy named Arabella, to go on their own 'other-worldly' journey together!
A year after Sophia had to be left behind, while her sister, Shelby Petros, went on a trip to the 4th and 5th dimensions, Arabella is finally free to take Sophia for her own unique adventure. The girls travel to a parallel Earth reminiscent of the 1970s of Sophia's world. in a quaint western town called Durango, Colorado, Sophia and Arabella befriend a group of ranch cowboys, including Colton - with whom Sophia feels an immediate connection. Arabella and Sophia soon discover just how this world differs from Sophia's - animals talk, trains fly, and living spacecraft cruse the skies.
(Second Book) Fart Boomer's Let 'Em Rip Butt Blaster Gang! In the Tale of . . .
The Fart Bomb That Saves a World! Come on now! At least you can see I still
have a crazy imagination at my age! And what might that age be? I will tell you
that it is 'ageless and timeless,' and let's leave it at that! And, as long as
I keep that imagination at full speed, I will be alive and well. Seriously, I
created this book from a dare, and I won't go into detail about how that
subject came up, but I can tell you it wasn't a youngster who started it!
Seriously, I'm beyond worrying about what people might think about this subject
matter. I get a kick out of people that react with shock. It makes me giggle.
And, I'm happy with how the artwork I did for this book came out awesome! I did
have some help because of a situation that happened, but all the main
characters I created.
(Third Book) Cat-itude. I went off the main trail with this book, too. Why
cats? I LOVE cats and have three of my own. I have no human kids, so these
furry creatures have become my replacement. This book is a tribute to my three
furry children. Cat-lovers like myself will love and relate to the photos of
cats in this book with quotes to each picture of what the cat would say in that
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
Rescue. The idea came from a magical warrior helmet I created. The drawing came
out really super but the guy that does my book covers said the resolution
needed to be clearer. But he thought it was a good idea to use the helmet as a
focal point and he did.
2) The second book cover for F. Boomer and gang---I thought by having the gang
on the front cover with a picture of a 'butt blast cloud' and an explosion
going off at the bottom of the cloud, the gang sitting listening to a story by
the genius storyteller, Fart Boomer, was revealing about what the story is
3) Cat-itude is a tribute to my three furry babies. As a 'cat mom' for many
years, I love sharing my adoration with people that feel the same way about
their kitties as I do. Ha! And, I'm sure these people can relate to the many
Kodak moments my felines have given me, but Mom had no camera in hand! These
cat owners will be familiar with some of those' looks' and predicaments
captured in the photos of Cat-itude and the quotes that go with them.
Here is how this book came about. Fortunately, one day, one of my kitties,
Daisy May, was seeking trouble and gave me one of her 'looks' that inspired me
to create this book. You'll see a quick sketch (Karen's Cat Drawing) I attached
below to capture the moment. also included the front cover of the book and a
cat photo in the book.
Who has been the most significant influence on
you personally and as a writer?
What I say may sound strange but I live on forty acres in the
forest (in Colorado.) I am surrounded by Nature. Every day, wild animals come
to visit. They could be any of the following: wild turkeys, bears, elk, deer,
mountain lions, bobcats, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, eagles, and more.
Connecting to nature is so inspiring and keeps my crazy imagination in high
gear! Plus, it is so quiet where I live that I can hear an eagle's wings
flapping as it flies by (that is a real story!). The noise and lights in a big
city are gone! I see beautiful creatures every day, and they don't have their
eyes glued to mobile devices, lol! Life is in a slower lane, here. The sky is
filled with stars that you can actually see, and I can't tell you how many
times I've sat down to watch these stars and could hear my thoughts with ideas
buzzing through my head, lol! (See the attached picture I took of my cat nose
to nose with a deer.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had
to overcome to get this book written?
I'm going to be very honest. Writing is not a struggle for me. Where
I find obstacles and struggle are having to juggle between writing and
promoting the books once they are ready to be published. It has been a real
learning curve and my hat is off to all the authors out there who so adeptly
accomplish this feat.
The time has finally come for Sophia Petros and her naughty,
best friend, a 5th Dimension butterfly fairy named Arabella, to go on their own
‘other-worldly’ journey together!
A year after Sophia had to be left behind while her sister,
Shelby Petros, went on a trip to the 4th and 5th dimensions, Arabella is
finally free to take Sophia for her own unique adventure. The girls travel to a
parallel Earth reminiscent of the 1970s of Sophia’s world. In a quaint western
town called Durango, Colorado, Sophia and Arabella befriend a group of ranch
cowboys, including Colton – with whom Sophia feels an immediate connection.
Arabella and Sophia soon discover just how this world differs from Sophia’s –
animals talk, trains fly, and living spacecraft cruise the skies.
Meanwhile, near Durango, a portal opens at the legendary
Chimney Rock, and something strange comes through. A hungry, injured, and
frightened creature called a Berserker makes his way through the portal and
flees towards Durango.
Netherworld Overlords from the other side of the portal,
enlist a galactic bounty hunter to find this berserker creature. To complicate
things further, these beings discover that a magic helmet – a possession of the
war god, Mardukus – has disappeared at the same time!
Can Arabella, Sophia, and their new cowboy friends turn a
bleak situation into something positive with their compassion and kindness? What
is the mysterious connection that this berserker unknowingly has with the
magical warrior helmet, and why are the Netherworld Overlords so desperate to
get them both back? And can Arabella rescue the berserker from the Netherworld
and return to Sophia?
Fart Boomer's Let 'Em Rip Butt Blaster Gang! Subtitle: In a Tale of. .
. The Fart Bomb That Saves a World! ‘FART BOOMER’S LET ‘EM RIP BUTT BLASTER
GANG!’ is a group of seven naughty kids and a bulldog mascot. They love to tell
stories and practice what they do best: FART!
These fanny rumble tumblers meet weekly to share their experiences with this
gross, goofy talent! Each club member has their unique fart style and a chosen
nickname – and these gassy gangsters live up to their titles! The leader of the gang, Fart Boomer, is a genius storyteller. He entertains his
flatulent friends with a tale that takes place in a world full of Giants. The
Fart Bomb that Saves a World is the name of Fart Boomer’s story about a quirky
inventor from a faraway galaxy who helps undercover government agents’ battle
cyborg pirates with his inventions!
CAT-ITUDE is a hoot for cat lovers! The funny and adorable pictures
displayed with 'kitty' comments will make you laugh out loud and nod your head
in agreement when you recognize one of those 'looks' that you've seen come from
your cat countless times. And in this book, you'll see similar behavior tactics
these cats exhibit with amusing but sometimes, exasperating moments. These
adorable furry friends are unique by nature, love you conditionally (that's
right, there are conditions), and provide you with endless hours of
entertainment. CAT-ITUDE is an excellent gift for world-wide cat fans!
What do you consider your greatest success in
My greatest success in life was meeting and marrying my husband,
Doug. I really hit the jackpot with him. Seriously, a good man is like finding
a lucky charm. And, the list for great things about my husband, Doug exceeds
the required word-count, here. LOL! This man means so much to me in so many
ways, I don't know even know where to begin. All I can tell you is I would be
lost without him. He is a wonderful man.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other
writers in your genre?
I'm not so sure I can be set apart from other authors because I
don't know what makes these authors unique. However, I feel something unique
about me is I have a colorful imagination that helps me to relate to children
on their level. And this wild and crazy imagination of mine keeps going on and
on, much like the Energizer Bunny™ Battery. Plus, like this particular battery,
I have lots of energy, too! LOL!