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Mamie Adkins shares her compassion about Abuse and children

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Sizzlin' right off the press is Reflections of Mamie by Rosemary Adkins.


"Reflections of Mamie-A Story of Survival  is a sad and joyous personal account of growing up under the worst kind of adversity.  It is a story of survival during times of extreme suffering and deprivation that will leave you feeling Mamie’s anguish...

 

...This story shares Mamie's heroic battle to keep her dreams alive and hold on to her spirit. How she finds her way out of fifty-four years of abuse is yours to discover in her fascinating memoirs."

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A must read for  anyone with a difficult childhood or anyone wanting to understand the cycles of abuse!...S. Allan Kane, MD
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Awakenings: How do I Love Thee

Awakenings: How do I Love Thee | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

With Valentine's Day tomorrow, let's examine some history behind this day and what makes it so special. The featured article on Awakenings is from Micki Peluso, author of ...And the Whippoorwill Sang.


February 14th sometimes signifies the first day of Lent, depending upon the date of Easter, and is also Admission Day in Arizona. Most people however, celebrate the day by sending comic or heartfelt Valentines to family, friends and lovers. People seem to delight in St. Valentine’s Day, as florists, candy stores, boutiques and card shops do a rallying business providing heart-shaped novelties of all variety. Chocolate, long known for having properties that produce a euphoric feeling similar to the bittersweet emotion of love, seems an appropriate gift for St. Valentine’s Day.


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Mick Peluso is a prolific writer. Her articles, stories, and book,. ...And the Whippoorwill Sang, have won rave reviews. Thank you, Micki, for providing such a great historical account for St. Valentine's Day. You can visit Micki at her blog A Writer's Journey.

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Peace from Pieces: The Key to a Successful Book Sal

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The Key to a Successful Book Sale: Social Networks

by Dr. Heather Manley
Those authors who don’t want to engage in the social media networking might be losing out on sales; especially, global sales. Blogging, twitter, facebook and pinterest may sound daunting, but in reality they are musts for all authors to establish a successful book brand.  And remember, social networking is not about self-promotion, it’s about networking with other authors: sharing posts, re-tweeting, and re-pinning. All of this will enhance word of mouth for your book and let you meet a lot of new friends!
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Nothing new...just a lot of reinforcement!

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