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.
Diana’s life was a success, and she was making more money than she ever dreamed. The one thing she needed to complete her blissful existence was love. But all of a sudden, the dreams started disturbing her sleep. They were slowly becoming so intense that they were robbing Diana of her daily peace. What was going on? Who were those characters in her dreams? Why now, at the height of her career? Did she live that life that she dreamed about? Diana needed an answer and she needed it fast before it was too late. Embark on a journey of possibilities, where an exciting mix of love, hate, passion, and revenge combine in a powerful reincarnation story of eternal love between twin flames. Be ready to immerse yourself in the world of many lives that will touch your soul forever!
Writing my first book wasn't easy. I made my mind one day when I watched one of the NCIS episodes and one of the characters became a writer. Between working and taking care of my family, it took me a long time to finish my first book. Spirituality was always part of my life since an early age and between Tarot card reading, intuition and spiritual blessings, I developed a vast knowledge of reincarnation, soul searching, etc. My book is intense and contains spiritual lessons that I learned along the way plus a fascinating tale about eternal love. I am not a religious person, but I do believe I am a medium. I also understand that a higher power is around us and it is all about love for all!
You are in for a treat today as today's BOOK OF THE DAY, "Inept & Random Thoughts Captured in Haiku" by Brett C. Persson is captivating. Please don't be turned off by the word Haiku, as it is a form of poetry. When I tell you, the passion in Persson's words comes across so clear as he expresses the deepest human emotions of pain, loss, suffering, and love. There is so much to this writer and his inner thoughts. I highly recommend this book.
Artfully combining the obscure and the profound, Inept and Random Thoughts Captured in Haiku paints a vivid and imaginative picture through verse, drawing on a classic Japanese form of poetry to deliver profound messages and thought-provoking reflections. Weaving together themes of death, pain, and hope, these poignant haikus will encourage you to think and reflect as it draws out deeper meanings through vivid and descriptive wordplay.
Perfect for the curious, the creative, and the open-minded, Inept and Random Thoughts Captured in Haiku ranges across the spectrum of human experience, contrasting dark moments and macabre themes with uplifting messages of hope, faith, freedom, and joy. Drawn from the mind of a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, this collection blossoms through his experiences, offering readers of all backgrounds an interesting perspective that will imprint on their minds a lasting impression.
Whether you’re new to haikus or deeply familiar with this unique and expressive form of poetry, Brett C. Persson’s collection will stimulate your mind and open your heart with dramatic prose and intense imagery that stretches across a wide range of topics and themes.
Born in 1973, Brett C Persson is an aspiring poet and recovering alcoholic who crafts his experiences into thought-provoking poetry and prose. As the author of his debut book, “Poetry Of An Addict” and several other collections, Brett hopes to provide readers with poignant insights into the life of a recovering addict as he ranges across universal themes through descriptive wordplay and vivid imagery. He aims to reassure readers who are struggling with alcoholism that they’re not alone, helping them find solace in the unique and expressive power of poetry. Brett is currently working on other written works along with a documentary film about people battling with addiction. Brett currently resides in Buckeye, Arizona with his wonderful wife and three daughters.
Today's BOOK OF THE DAY, "I Am Enough: A self-belief guide for children" by Ini Baker is so cute and has a powerful message for children of all ages. This book is certainly a must in every household. This is one book your children will be asking you to read over and over. How do I know? My granddaughter loves this book. One of the things I take pride in when promoting a book is getting to read them. And, when I come across one that I know I want to share with my granddaughter, I know it is something special. I think you will agree with me on this one. Order your copy today and let the journey begin.
Believing in my own abilities as a child was equally an impossibility, due to my severe dyslexia and academic difficulties in school.
How could I possibly be brave? How could he either?
When a child hears from their parents, their teachers, and their friends that they can’t achieve certain endeavors, they slowly begin to believe this affirmation and it inevitably leads to self-doubt and failure.
In order to change my son’s line of thought, I sat with him and created this book of self-belief, kindness to others, and most importantly, self-love and appreciation.
I noticed how as he read it constantly, his confidence slowly began to grow. He started to believe in himself, and the result slowly emerged into the ability to make friends, the capacity to have courage, and the vigor to work harder in school.
And so it was important for me to share this amazing book with the world.
My hope is that kids of all ages can read it not just once or twice, but all the time so that the positive declarations read out loud can be embedded in their subconscious.
Children all over the world need to understand that all the strength that they need is within them, despite what others might say or think, and regardless of any disabilities that they might be struggling with.
A child can then ask the question, Am I enough to be me?
Ini Baker studied creative writing at Madingley Hall at the University of Cambridge. She also has a degree in Ancient History and a diploma in Operating Department Practice. She works in a local hospital as a Recovery Practitioner and writes short stories, poems, and novels in her spare time. "I Am Enough" is her first children's book, a book she originally created for her son to encourage him to believe in himself. You can learn more about Ini's work on her website. www.inibaker.com.
Craig Cumberton is a self-taught illustrator and artist from Birmingham, United Kingdom. He has been drawing from an early age and believes creativity should be encouraged. "I love seeing how people can express the ideas going on in their heads. If you can imagine it, you can create it! And don't let anyone stop you from doing what you want to do." You can find more of Craig's work at www.cumbertoons.com,
A day marked in their calendar… The day their dad would come home. Except, he never did.
Brian and his younger sister Alexis, desperate to make their family whole again, decide to take on the unknown searching for their father. With no end destination in sight, they set off on a dangerous journey to find him.
Their mission takes them across the country, meeting interesting people along the way. They battle their way through trauma and fight through tough times, all the while holding onto hope that he is out there… somewhere. Yet, the journey is just as important as the end goal and soon they realize they have learned invaluable lessons on their quest.
The situations they witness and people they encounter change their lives forever, but will they ever see their father's face again?
Anthony Williams Jr. is an advocate for mental health along with being an established author for younger readers. Self-admitted as a troubled teen, he now dedicates all his time to helping the younger generation as a mentor, trying to stop them from making the same mistakes he did. As a military officer, Williams learned the importance of mental health and building foundations of trust. His passion is exposing young adults to different concepts and providing them with the tools to handle situations thrown at them. His writing tends to encourage readers that struggling is universal and they are not alone in life.
From a background in the U.S military to becoming a co-founder of a mental health therapy practice, his years in the service provided great inspiration for his writing.
“What I’ve learned is that the common denominator amongst all people regardless of your culture, ethnicity, or background all people can relate to some to form of struggle. Rather its mental, physical, emotional, or financial, regardless - we all experience struggle at some point in our life.”
Williams resides in Washington D.C with his wife, who is also a talented therapist, and loving children. Currently studying for a Masters degree in Policy Management at Georgetown University, he aims to put his 10 years of public service to use to help mentor and guide the youth. Using his politics and writing, he hopes to make the world an easier place for the next generation. You can find him online at: www.anthonywilliamsjr.com.
When young Kansas City nursing student Jennifer Hawkins’ father is found guilty of murder and sent to prison, she rails against the injustice of it. Surely self-defense was something that was still allowed in modern America.
Her desire to forget about the worst day of her life leads her to downtown Kansas City, where her only thoughts are to blot out the unfairness of it all with as much alcohol as she can consume. But her evening with her friend Kim is about to get a whole lot more interesting. As the two head for Jenny’s car, they are attacked and, while Kim is overpowered, Jenny discovers that she has an unusual power that emanates strange blue energy from the palms of her hands and knocks their assailant out.
Soon Jenny discovers that she belongs to a unique group of humans who have a variety of superpowers, known as Ascendants. Not only that, but Jenny is a Forbidden Ascendant and is in possession of far greater abilities.
But this great power comes at a price. Before long, Jenny is the subject of enormous interest and while there are organizations that want to recruit her into their ranks, there are just as many enemies prepared to do her harm.
With danger lurking around every corner, Jenny will have to keep her wits about her. But can she navigate her way through physical altercations, new love interests, and political power struggles which date back thousands of years?
Nicholas Hammond Schreck is an American novelist from St. Joseph, MO. He holds a B.S. in Political Science and M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Missouri. He has written and produced an independent film named Disheartened. Mr. Schreck was a teacher and helped hundreds of students improve their writing. He has been a corrections officer for the State of Missouri and he currently works as a corrections case manager, striving to rehabilitate convicted felons.