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  • OGarra's first book of short stories, "Mano Po," Is now also available for purchase

    Today, Western Forces Invading Algerian Sahara, Stopped by Thousands of Mounted Tribespeople: OGarra's Book. "Malak."”
    — Paul O'Garra
    FUENGIROLA, MáLAGA, ESPAñA, September 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The book, “Malak desert child.” is a stunning evocation of North Africa and its encounter with Western civilisation seen through the relationship between Pete, fleeing to Morocco to escape his mental demons by seeking solace in a pre-modern world, and a family who in escaping from their violent, drunken father to the Algerian Sahara, experience other problems and persecution. The rich valleys and deserts of Morocco and Algeria, are given depth by insight into the immediate history of the area and two upheavals, a rebellion and a revolution. OGarra brings an unusual sympathy and insight into this largely unknown world, the southern 'Other' of Western civilisation, and through his familiarity and insight probes and brings out our common humanity in this tale of struggle and adventure. Albeit in the company of a courageous girl-child, her family and her newly acquired band of personages who seek only to save her from her own valour which finds her time and again plunging headfirst into the abyss.

    Malak desert child is the second book in the continuing story of Masuhun (Moon) and his friends, and deals with how they tried to help Malak, a pupil at the local school, and her family, and finished up being pursued by desert armies in the Sahara desert…………………………. Malak is a beautiful five-year-old girl child. She lives in a cave in dire poverty with her drunkard father and her Saharoui mother and sister. Her enemies are all the towns children who victimize her and her sister because of their race and condition. Her only friend is a single mother named Latifa, and Malak´s grandmother Jeeda Hazzah who dies of cancer. But Malak is the champion of her family against a violent father and the children of the Zoco who she fights singlehandedly. This is a magical and often mystical story of a young girl and the people she stumbles upon, as she is rushed away by her uncertain destiny, to the land in which her mother was born, the Sahara Desert. The unravelling of Malak's story is also the unsnarling of the web of intrigue surrounding the North of Africa, and it´s peoples and history, and the reasons for many current dilemmas in this land of witchcraft and mystery.

    The tale begins in earnest when a wandering ex-warrior happens on the child and is struck by her magnificent courage and beauty. After a significant episode with her drunken father and his cronies, having interceded on the family´s behalf, he flees with them on a stolen high-speed cruiser heading for Western Sahara and freedom.In the course of their errant journey, they are taken into threatening custody by the Algerian police. The day is saved by the intervention of an old friend of the warrior´s. The friend, a powerful Algerian Warlord, falls under the spell of the feisty child and seems to want to help them although Malak and her mother see in him a very enigmatic and untrustworthy character. Malak´s personality and mystic nature make of her the flux in an adventure which begins as a race to return her to her maternal grandfather´s family. Things start to escalate as her father reports the family as kidnapped and his country uses it as an excuse to intervene militarily.What begins as a flight of mercy will become a race against time as Malak and her friends take on the impossible to try and avoid a military invasion of the whole region by the allied forces of half of the civilised world. In this, they enlist the help of hundreds of thousands of tribespeople. Some tribes known to all and others lost in the wastes of the mysterious desert.

    OGarra's first book of short stories, "Mano Po," Is now also available for purchase.

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  • Carlos Dorado: El endeudamiento debería ser para invertir en un proyecto y no para el consumo

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    “At Italbank we believe in traditional values: work, education, sports and entrepreneurship, as engines of wealth generation for society in general. If we manage, through this association with UCAB, to sow and train more successful entrepreneurs every day

    Carlos Dorado - President Italbank International

    "En nuestro caso, la gran mayoría de préstamos de nuestra cartera son para comprar alguna propiedad, dando como garantía el inmueble que se está adquiriendo"

    Importante siempre es apalancarse, pero contando con la disponibilidad o los recursos en el caso que las cosas no salgan como una pensaba inicialmente”
    — Carlos Dorado

    MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, September 21, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Los préstamos en una moneda dura como euro y dólar permiten satisfacer una demanda interna para comprar o adquirir bienes o servicios, mediante un financiamiento a mediano o largo plazo. Italbank, entidad financiera internacional, posee algunos de ellos que se adaptan a cada necesidad y Carlos Dorado, como presidente del banco, explica cómo funcionan y de qué manera pueden gestionarse.

    «Los préstamos bancarios, generalmente están muy estandarizados en la industria; así como las condiciones y las garantías de estos. La diferencia entre un banco y otro, en la mayoría de los casos, no es significativa», explicó en entrevista al Observador Latino.

    Pero, en el caso de Italbank, la rapidez con que son aprobados los préstamos permite diferenciarse en el mercado, aun cuando los requisitos para su procesamiento son iguales a los exigidos por cualquier entidad bancaria, al estar supeditados a las normas y requisitos establecidos por el órgano regulador.

    «En nuestro caso, la gran mayoría de préstamos de nuestra cartera son para comprar alguna propiedad, dando como garantía el inmueble que se está adquiriendo», dijo Carlos Dorado. «Como todo préstamo con garantía hipotecaria, la propiedad dada en garantía debe ser tasada por un evaluador profesional calificado nombrado por el banco, y con base en el valor que determine, se establece el monto y las condiciones del préstamo».

    –¿Cómo aprovechar al máximo un préstamo?

    -Nosotros por política interna no otorgamos préstamos para ser destinados al consumo, sino únicamente para inversión. Particularmente pienso, que incentivar el consumo a través del endeudamiento es una práctica que en algunos casos puede llevar a la persona a situaciones financieras difíciles e inclusive a la quiebra. Me horroriza cada vez que veo lo intereses de mora que se aplican a las tarjetas de crédito. Intereses que con el tiempo se vuelven impagables para las personas que entran en esa espiral de consumo.

    Lo que se debe evitar al solicitar un préstamo

    Las nuevas tecnologías de la información han promovido la masificación de la promoción de productos y servicios a niveles jamás vistos dentro de la dinámica mundial. Los consumidores, al estar sometidos a un «bombardeo» publicitario constante que incentiva la compra descontrolada, son más propensos a endeudarse.

    En ese sentido, las tentaciones publicitarias son numerosas y el entorno social presiona, comenta Carlos Dorado, economista y empresario, «haciendo que muchas personas pueden caer en un proceso que terminan financiando el consumo con más financiamiento, y llegando a un punto donde el endeudamiento es para pagar endeudamiento. Cuando se llega a este punto, la espiral se vuelve como un ciclón».

    Esa situación, debe ser evitada en todo momento. Y, en caso de alguna necesidad, puede apelarse a un financiamiento para cubrirla, pero siempre y cuando saque su presupuesto de ingresos y gastos y pueda afrontarse.

    «Pero, el endeudamiento, debería ser para invertir en un proyecto, en mejorar procesos, en compra de maquinaria, en implementación tecnológica, para ser más eficiente y lograr una mayor rentabilidad», señaló Carlos Dorado. Es decir, «todo endeudamiento que traiga como resultado que lo que se invierte hoy, se obtenga una ganancia mañana; o se invierte hoy para mejorar los resultados financieros de su compañía o proyecto en el futuro».

    Recomendaciones

    Si se va a endeudar, que sea en proyectos de inversión y no de gastos, propone Carlos Dorado. Pero, igualmente, en la parte de inversión hay que tener mucho cuidado, porque si el proyecto da una utilidad, apalancarse puede subir la rentabilidad.

    «¿Pero, qué pasa cuando las proyecciones no sales como se plantearon? Puede suceder, que el banco termine ejecutando la garantía, y se pierda todo el capital invertido. Por eso, lo importante siempre es apalancarse, pero contando con la disponibilidad o los recursos en el caso que las cosas no salgan como una pensaba inicialmente», destacó Carlos Dorado.

    Ser disciplinado y muy rígidos en el campo de las inversiones y el financiamiento no es nada fácil, «porque uno tiende a emocionarse con los proyectos, y en su afán de verlos realizados, se pierde muchas veces la racionalidad y el piso, para darle paso a la emocionalidad», reflexionó Carlos Dorado.

    Si bien los proyectos no tienen memoria, el hecho de que uno, dos o tres salgan bien, no quiere decir que el cuarto salga bien. «Sin lugar a duda, que la experiencia adquirida da unas ciertas garantías, pero al final es el mercado el que tiene la respuesta final. Ser humildes en este sector, creo que es una de las variables más importantes».

    Un ejemplo

    «Quisiera poner un ejemplo muy típico, en uno de mis sectores como es el sector inmobiliario y de construcción. Si un promotor va a invertir en un proyecto de viviendas 100,000$ y ese proyecto le termina dando una utilidad neta de 15,000$, el mismo está obteniendo con su dinero una rentabilidad del 15% sobre el capital invertido, en el supuesto que dure un año. Ahora bien, si esta persona pone 50,000$ de su capital y pide prestado 50,000 a un interés del 5%, resulta que al final del proyecto obteniendo la misma utilidad de 15,000$, menos 2,500$ que debe pagar de intereses, logrando una utilidad neta de 12,500$ sobre 50,000$ que invirtió. Esto le arroja una rentabilidad del proyecto del 25%. Comparado con el 15%, si no se hubiese endeudado»

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  • Associated Press (AP) Added to EIN Presswire’s Press Release Distribution Footprint

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    This agreement with the Associated Press gives our clients' news releases incredible visibility to readers of one of the world’s largest and most important news reporting organizations”
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    WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, September 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- EIN Presswire is announcing today the addition of the Associated Press (AP) to its continuously growing distribution network.

    EIN Presswire, “Everyone’s Internet News Presswire”, is a global leader in press release distribution. EIN Presswire leverages its unique market position by providing superior distribution and customer service at a market disruption price point.

    Jeremy Fields, Vice President, Corporate Development at EIN Presswire said: “This agreement with the Associated Press gives our clients’ news releases incredible visibility to readers of one of the world’s largest and most important news reporting organizations. Adding the AP further strengthens our proprietary and unmatched distribution network that continues to grow – already reaching millions of readers who find EIN Presswire client news releases via search engines, thousands of media and public sites, industry trade press, social media and more.”

    Fields added, “This is just one of many exciting updates to EIN Presswire’s distribution that we’ll be unveiling – always giving public relations communicators the very best in reach, results, service and value.” If you are interested in these upcoming updates, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/einpresswire

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  • Latinos Projected to Have the Steepest Increase in Alzheimer’s Disease – 50% More Likely to Develop Dementia Than Whites

    NAPA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Lisa Skinner, author of "Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s – Its Secret Faces" now offers a Spanish translation of both her book and workbook. She says language, lack of resources and cultural differences are often roadblocks to quality dementia care.

    In "Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s - Its Secret Faces," behavioral specialist Lisa Skinner—along with her co-author Douglas W. Collins—now provide solutions for dementia care to the Latino community through a newly released Spanish translation of their books that national book reviewer Gary Roen calls ‘groundbreaking.’

    “Alzheimer’s disease is a global crisis that need native-language resources which help family members and caregivers improve their ability to manage the challenging symptoms and behaviors associated with brain disease,” says Skinner.

    “Many Latino caregivers end up being family members, as many Latinos live in multigenerational households — homes that include two or more adult generations. By utilizing the tools in our book, ‘Verdad, Mentiras Y Alzheimer – Sus Caras Secretas’, family members can resume spending quality time with their loved one, and that’s the real magic.”

    The Alzheimer’s Association statistics revealed that Hispanic people are about 50% more likely the develop Alzheimer’s than non-Latino whites but are less likely to pursue treatment for the disease. Instead, they tend to rely on informal care from family and community members. This can lead to poor health outcomes because of low awareness of the disease and its symptoms as well as limited access to medical resources.

    Puerto Rican recording star Luis Fonsi’s abuelita (grandmother) suffers with Alzheimer’s disease. Fonsi is now a spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association.

    “We should talk about it, and we should take time and read about it and learn. I did not know that us Latinos were more affected,” Fonsi told People, referring to the data in the 2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report. “I hope the song (Girasoles) will resonate not only for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s but also for their loved ones and caregivers who also need that love,” the singer/songwriter added.

    “As a caregiver, having an Alzheimer’s diagnosis means you could be in for the long haul. On average, a person with Alzheimer's lives four to eight years after diagnosis but can live 20 years or more,” shares Skinner. “That will impact Latinos’ ability to stay in the workforce because caregiving is often a full-time commitment. There’s not yet a cure or an effective way for early diagnosis either. Changes in the brain related to Alzheimer's begin years before any signs of the disease.”

    $2.35 TRILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT

    The economic impact of Alzheimer’s on the Latino community will reach a cumulative amount of $2.35 trillion by 2060, according to the study.

    HIGHER RISK OF ALZHEIMER'S FOR OLDER COVID SURVIVORS

    It's not clear whether COVID-19 triggers or accelerates development of Alzheimer's disease, noting that it has been associated with inflammation and central nervous system disorders. Older people who were infected with COVID-19 show a 60% higher risk developing Alzheimer’s disease within a year, according to a study of more than 6 million patients 65 and older.

    "The factors that play into the development of Alzheimer’s disease have been poorly understood, but two pieces considered important are prior infections, especially viral infections, and inflammation," said study author Pamela Davis, MD, PhD.

    Buy the Book at Amazon.com: Hardback Paperback Kindle Spanish WorkBook

    ABOUT LISA SKINNER

    Best-selling author Lisa Skinner is a behavioral specialist with more than a quarter-century of experience in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She is a Certified Dementia Care Trainer through the Alzheimer’s Association.

    Lisa has appeared on such national and regional media broadcasts including CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, ABC News, USA Today, Health & Fitness, and many others.

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  • Former NBA All-Star, James Donaldson Promotes September is National Suicide Prevention Month

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    Former NBA All-Star, James Donaldson Promotes September is National Suicide Prevention Month Reviews from his Celebrating Your Gift of Life book

    Life has never been sweeter.... I'm so glad I'm still here to cherish each and every blessed day!”
    — James Donaldson
    ELLENSBURG, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, September 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- James Donaldson's book, Celebrating Your Gift of Life: From the Verge of Suicide to a Life of Purpose and Joy, has been met with rave reviews.

    If you or someone you know is suffering from mental health issues, this book would be a great resource for you!

    To get your very own personally signed copy click here Celebrating Your Gift of Life

    James Donaldson, a former NBA All Star, business owner, and community fixture in Seattle, WA for 40 years, tells his story of a harrowing, heart breaking journey of working his way through darkness and depression back to a promising and productive life. He made it through, you can too!

    James lost it all, his health, life savings, marriage, business, mother, and home! All within a years’ time or so. It almost became too much to bear. He declared bankruptcy, lost his home to foreclosure, had to close his long running business which forced to live on very limited income and had 4 major surgeries in 5 years. But James never gave up all hope and realizes that God saw him through.

    At the end of each chapter, you will find exercises in which the reader can write down their thoughts that will be helpful in assisting them through a difficult time, they or a loved one might be going through.

    There is a “Bright Side” somewhere, the key is to keep hanging in there until you find it… and you will.


    Here are some of the reviews that have come in.


    James Donaldson has shown strength, determination and endurance throughout his NBA career. I’ve watched him use these same attributes to persevere through business disappointments, health challenges, especially during bouts of depression. He has much to share on winning in the game of life.

    Best,
    Eve Allen, PhD
    Speaker, Author, Wellness Consultant



    As a co-pac 10 student athlete, a nba teammate, a Nba all star to political aspirations and traveling the world... The term GENTLE GIANT comes to mind, not just in the physical content but in the mental and worldly content. James has always stood y’all but most important james will always bend to take a stand and lend a hand to help... james, continue the journey of success and growth you stand for and with!!!! Fat Lever

    Fat Lever
    Lafayette “Fat” Lever
    Teammate, businessman,
    Philanthropist, Friend



    “I’ve known James for over 20 years and he is totally qualified to write on the subject of Mental Health Awareness. His writing is strong and direct. Through James efforts I’ve learned to take mental health issues more seriously and hope that many lives will be saved though James good work.”

    Timothy Johnson
    Tacoma Washington



    James has been a close personal friend of mine for about 17 years. I’m a lawyer in Seattle and two of the qualities that always impressed me are his optimism and goal oriented nature. James is one of the most well read people I’ve known – helped by his listening to audiobooks at 3x speed. He has always been fascinated by the study of human behavior, never guessing that a cascade of events would lead him to experience severe depression. His openness in sharing his journey will be inspiring to all who read his book.

    Sending you my very best,
    Karen Koehler
    Attorney



    James has faced the challenges in his life with strength and courage. His story can help others dealing with strife face their challenges with same courage he has. I highly recommend reading his book.

    Joseph Patrick McGivney
    President JP McGivney Company
    President JJC Ventures Corp



    "It takes a big man to publicly reveal his personal scars. James Donaldson’s story is a penetrating reminder to seek help before imploding under the weight of life’s cares. Confined emotionally to a “dark and scary place,” he discovered enough light to appreciate God’s amazing gift of life. "
    -- George Toles, Seattle Sonics’ courtside announcer (1967-1986) and former team chaplain



    Throughout our decades of friendship James has often reached out to me and other friends to share his many success stories. But his life saving outreach came about when he developed a friend’s support action plan which he used to help save his own life.
    During his darkest hours suicidal thoughts were his constant companion. James’ life was saved when he reached out to us in order to replace his “constant companion”. When James’ did so his friends were able to help him connect with his inner strengths which he then used to fight off his demons.
    James utilized his friends as a major resource and now today he is employing his life and death story to help others to choose life over death.
    I am (as well as unknown number of others) greatly thankful that James choose life over “the forever decision” of suicide.
    Chuck Wright MA,
    Washington State Licensed Mental Health Professional
    With a Certification in Traumatic Stress

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  • "My Mother’s Way of Dying Well Revisited" delves into process of grief

    My Mother's Way of Dying Well

    My Mother's Way of Dying Well

    "Dianne Porter"

    "Dianne Porter"

    Author Dianne Porter Recounts Grief During Her Mother's Passing

    AUSTRALIA, September 12, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Dianne Porter recollects how she processed the grief of losing her parents in her memoir that serves to convey invaluable life lessons to readers everywhere. With "My Mother's Way of Dying Well: Reflections by the Author on Her Parents' Deaths" Porter shows readers how in mourning for her mother and father she found hersef in a journey of faith that freed her soul.

    Porter recounts the unexpected collection of her parent's ashes and how in dealing with her parents' remains she came to terms with their passing and also embarked on a personal pilgrimage that led to insightful realizations. She shows how this was the only way forward for her as circumstances left her with no choice, but through this ordeal her faith in God was strengthened.

    Porter expresses how her Christian belief was renewed as she committed to the necessary tasks that come with the mourning process in order to find closure. This involved revisiting memories with her parents, remembering the gentle guidance of her mother at key times in her life, and the family trials they underwent. Remembering these enabled Porter to deal with the circumstances and ultimately carry on in a way that would make her parents proud.

    With her memoir Porter hopes to help her readers navigate similar trials in life. Drawing from her experience as a nurse working in the aged care field for more than 30 years, she infuses the pages of her book with nuggets of wisdom and insight that will prove essential in their own moments of bereavement. She shares the challenges she confronted and the steps she took to deal with them, how the Christian faith her mother instilled her proved invaluable in that time of need, and how these lessons can be carried throughout life.

    "I wrote this book as a case study for everyone. Families, all health care professionals, allied health workers, funeral directors and police officers by using myself and my experience as the subject. This is what really happened to me, not what a textbook says should happen. Life is infinitely more complex than a textbook can convey." Porter says.

    About the Author
    Dianne Porter has served as a nurse in the aged care field for more than 30 years. She is the mother of one child. For 15 years she owned and directed a private nursing service in the Canberra region and in 2018 she founded the Canberra Christian Writers Group. She is the 2022 President of the Fellowship of Australian Writers.

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  • Air Force Veteran Graciela Tiscareño-Sato-Captain Mama-Reveals 3rd Bilingual Children’s Book for Hispanic Heritage Month

    Book cover art for new bilingual children's aviation book "Taking Flight with Captain Mama" written by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato. Cover art, created by Linda Lens for Gracefully Global Group, shows young boy Marco, in the KC-135 airplane flight deck, sittin

    Book cover "Taking Flight with Captain Mama/Despegando con Capitán Mamá" -ISBN: 978-0-9973090-2-7 (hardcover), 978-0-9973090-9-6 (paperback), 979-8-9856862-0-3 (eBook)

    Book review image reads: “Taking Flight with Captain Mama" captures the details of an air refueling mission, bringing a creative and unique perspective for children to understand military aviation. Captain Mama shows a military flying career can be possib

    Book review for “Taking Flight with Captain Mama" by Col Chris Kulas, USAF (retired) and KC-135 pilot

    Three colorful book covers of the award-winning, bilingual Captain Mama children's aviation book trilogy. CaptainMama.com

    Three book covers of the award-winning, bilingual Captain Mama children's aviation book trilogy. CaptainMama.com

    "Taking Flight with Captain Mama" follows author’s two award-winning books, advances series skyward, and introduces young readers to STEM and aviation concepts

    …bilingual STEM story of aeronautics, beautiful illustrations, women leaders, multi-ethnic representation in students and aircrew. Enjoy this wonderful classroom field trip adventure in the sky!”
    — Karla Orosco, science teacher at Naval Air Station, Lemoore, California

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, September 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Independent educational publishing firm Gracefully Global Group announces the upcoming national release of the third installment of Graciela Tiscareño-Sato’s groundbreaking children’s book series, inspired by the author’s daughter-of-Mexican-immigrants-turned-military-aviator story and her decade of aviation service.

    "Taking Flight with Captain Mama / Despegando con Capitán Mamá" ISBN: 978-0-9973090-2-7 (hardcover), 978-0-9973090-9-6 (paperback), 979-8-9856862-0-3 (eBook) is now available for preorder in hardcover format, preceding its publication in early October. Preorder at publisher’s store here.

    In the series debut, "Good Night, Captain Mama," a young boy named Marco learns why his mother wears a military flight suit and why she serves. In the second book, "Captain Mama’s Surprise," Marco leads his class field trip to tour the aerial refueling jet where his mother works and narrates the experience in the unique voice of a military-connected child.

    Now, in the third book, Marco and his classmates take flight on the KC-135 refueling tanker. They see Captain Mama and crew in action refueling some of the coolest jets in the Air Force, and witness what happens during an emergency. This sophisticated 60-page title includes an original, bilingual origami jet project, bilingual glossaries and bilingual educational resources. Readers are introduced to rich aviation vocabulary while learning about aircraft systems and celebrating bilingualism.

    "I can't wait for my students to experience Captain Mama's third story," said Ziwa Hampshire, Air Force veteran turned 4th grade teacher in Los Gatos, California. "Young and old alike are visually and mentally immersed as they live an inclusive story of service, curiosity and courage. Graciela's adventurous storytelling, Linda's rich, engaging illustrations and Kiyoshi's origami design activity all meld together to lead you on a lasting journey, with ideas that extend far beyond the end of the book."

    This title will be most appropriate in 3rd to 6th grade classrooms for a variety of content lessons ranging from language arts to physical sciences. Like its predecessor "Captain Mama’s Surprise," this title can also be used in middle school (career vocation/dual language programs) and high school (Spanish-language courses to expand student vocabulary.)

    “Since the publication of the series debut, I’ve been eager to get this story into the sky,” shared the author. “At last, Marco and his classmates will see with their own eyes, the spectacular aerial refueling mission I enjoyed while on active duty. Illustrator Linda Lens has created stunning, mixed-media art that will transport readers into the sky as the tanker attaches to other airplanes to refuel and so much more! I’m especially excited for readers to fold their own paper stealth fighter jet with the original origami project, fully in Spanish and English, that my son Kiyoshi contributed to this book.”

    “Illustrating this series has opened my eyes to the many pathways to service in uniform and the open-mindedness that military members can achieve by serving,” said illustrator, Linda Lens. “I now see the peacekeeping roles, young people pursuing their dreams, and the many adventures where military service can take you. I want to inspire this and future generations with the good that our service members do every day for our country. I love contributing to the military mission in the unique way I can as an artist. I’m hoping this story helps young readers and their associated adults to see beyond any preexisting stereotypes about military service.”

    Ms. Tiscareño-Sato, a first-generation college graduate, served in the Air Force as a navigator and instructor on the KC-135R. She became the first Hispanic female aviator in the U.S. Air Force to earn an Air Medal for service during air combat operations (over Iraq.) Teaching children about aviation, the Air Force ROTC scholarship that made her university education at U.C. Berkeley possible, and showcasing technical careers available to college graduates, in her first language of Spanish and in English, has been the author’s mission for over two decades. Graciela is a year-round, sought-after bilingual keynote speaker at teacher conferences, corporate ERG and Belonging events, universities, and community events hosted by veteran-serving organizations. See full creator bios here.

    "Taking Flight with Captain Mama / Despegando con Capitán Mamá" will be available through bookstores, in paperback and hardcover formats, via wholesaler Ingram. The publisher is currently adding trade distribution partners that include Lectorum Publications, Military Family Books, Mackin, Baker & Taylor, Follett, Brodart, Midwest Library Service and others. Retail partners who've preordered the new book include The Museum of Flight in Seattle, the USS Hornet in Alameda, California and others.

    Ms. Tiscareño-Sato’s two prior award-winning bilingual titles, "Good Night, Captain Mama" and "Captain Mama’s Surprise," are available via distributors above, Amazon, and via the publisher's online store.

    Gracefully Global Group LLC is in the business of inspiración. The premiere independent publisher of positive media images and case studies from the Latino community in book, eBook and live presentation formats, the firm is certified as a Woman-Owned Small Business and also veteran-owned. The firm’s first book "Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them" (978-0-9834760-0-9) received multiple honors from a variety of literary organizations for its unique focus on showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy. The Captain Mama / Capitán Mamá series inspired by Ms. Tiscareno-Sato’s aviation service has won six international book awards, the first bilingual children’s book series about women serving in uniform in our nation’s armed forces. The firm’s 2021 title, "B.R.A.N.D. Before your Resumé: Your Marketing Guide for Veterans & Military Service Members Entering Civilian Life," was awarded the Silver Medal in the How to/Business category by the Military Writers Society of America.

    Using inspirational multicultural literature, the firm helps organizations with diversity and inclusion initiatives reaching out to veteran and Latino communities with a creative blend of literature, culturally-competent marketing, and public speaking offerings. Its mission is to “create literature that showcases the positive contributions of Latino Americans in the USA.” Ms. Tiscareno-Sato is also available to facilitate professional development training for K-12 educators, for veteran-serving organizations, and for corporate executives in ERG and Employee Belonging groups. See the firm’s uniquely inspirational innovations at: shop.gracefullyglobal.com.

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  • Luggage to Ship | A Journey to FIFA World Cup 2022

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, September 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The 2022 FIFA World Cup 2022 is just 100 days away, and the excitement surrounding the tournament is palpable. The FIFA World Cup 2022™, from 21 November to 18 December 2022, which was awarded to Qatar in December 2010, will be the first FIFA World Cup™ to be hosted in the Middle East. Shipping luggage with Luggage To Ship is the most cost-efficient way to send luggage, baggage, and boxes to Qatar. Luggage to Ship, an honoree of Inc 5000, is among one of the fastest growing private companies in America. Luggage to Ship is ready to have your luggage and the athletic package shipped directly to Qatar. Check shipping rates at luggagetoship.com, save up to 80% shipping cost, and book with promotion code “Travel5”.

    FIFA (The Fédération International de Football Association) is the highest governing body of football globally. The FIFA World Cup™ is the biggest single-sport competition in the world. After a preliminary competition, the 32 qualified men’s national football teams compete to become world champions in a final competition staged for one month in a host country selected by FIFA. FIFA has chosen Qatar as the host of its 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar is bordered by Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf and occupies the Qatar Peninsula on the larger Arabian Peninsula. The FIFA World Cup 2022™ in Qatar is the first to be hosted in the Middle East and the most geographically compact since the inaugural edition of the tournament in 1930. It is anticipated that over one million spectators will attend the tournament’s 64 matches, and the competition will reach a global in-home television audience of over 3 billion people, with more than one billion fans tuning in to watch the final match.

    Going to FIFA is one of the most memorable experiences for many teams, corporations, and families, yet the scale and complexity of the tournament and the journey of shipping can be stressful. The luggage carrying, checking in and claiming baggage at the airport, and hauling suitcases and packages down to the hotels could make the journey, not an easy journey.

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  • Polyglot Phrasebook Plays with Languages and Expressions

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    Wonderful Winding Words

    Francois Pialat

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    Francois Pialat's "Wonderful Winding Words" helps readers grasp emotional connotation of new languages

    SOUTHEASTERN, FRANCE, September 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Learning lessons is often easier when the process is fun and entertaining. This is how author Francois Pialat helps his readers improve their proficiency with different languages. In the pages of "Wonderful Winding Words: How expressions are felt" he shows readers how to better convey their thoughts and feelings with different languages as well as gain a better understanding of themselves through said languages.

    In an issue of the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers discovered that people experience emotions differently depending on the language they used. They were more attuned to their emotions when using their native tongue, whereas there was reduced emotionality when they used their second languages. The author encourages readers to discover the culture of other countries by mean of languages; he feels that the word “civilisation” obtains its true value and full sense when it encompasses culture.

    With this in mind, Pialat has a playful take on the different ways people experience emotions depending on the different languages they use. He shows readers how their expressions are modified according to the countries and cultures they are in, which can lead to a lot of humorous misunderstandings as well as intentional puns and japes. The more languages one knows, the more fun one can have. So he invites his readers to have as much fun as possible by brushing up their linguistic skills, becoming playful polyglots with a preponderance of priceless phrases.

    Ultimately, Pialat’s aim is to foster improved understanding between people of differing cultures, backgrounds and languages, by showing them the differences and universal similarities between various nationalities. At the same time, by keeping the process fun and entertaining, he hopes to give readers an engaging experience that will help them absorb the lessons in a way that is different from old-fashioned textbooks.

    "Playing with words and letting it be known to people that it is essential to understand the facts that our culture may be quite different from others." Pialat says. This work compliments his previous book, "Wonderful Winding Words: Touring in four languages," a similarly playful playbook for polyglots that helps readers gain fluency in not just one new language or two new languages... but four new languages, namely Chinese, English, French and German. With his works, readers will gain a renewed appreciation of the joys of learning languages as well as lessons that they can use when they travel abroad.

    About the Author
    Francois Pialat studied in Bournemouth, England, Tubingen and Bochum, Germany. The French author discovers ethnology with the hill tribes of the Golden Triangle, Thailand. His passion for Asia leads him to study Asian languages and civilisations. Passionate with foreign languages and cultures, especially the Far East, he is currently retired. He has been interviewed by Kate Delaney on her radio show.

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  • STANDING OVATIONS for Pianist and Composer MARINA ARSENIJEVIC at TAKE THE LEAD POWER UP CONCERT on WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY

    Marina Arsenijevic performing at Power Up Concert

    Marina Arsenijevic pianist & composer performing at Woman's Equality Day Concert

    Standing ovations for Marina at Power Up Concert

    Marina Arsenijevic with Gloria Feldt and Aly Palmer

    "Balkan Sounds" New Album available on all streaming platforms

    "MARINA TORE THE DAMN HOUSE DOWN" as TAKE THE LEAD celebrates 2022 WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY at its THIRD ANNUAL POWER UP CONCERT and CONFERENCE

    Marina Tore the Damn House Down”
    — Felicia Davis , Leadership Brand Strategist Founder of BlackWomanElevate
    NEW YORK, NY, USA, September 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- MARINA'S BOMBASTIC PERFORMANCE to be REBROADCAST on her YouTube channel premiering on September 1, 2022.

    The virtuoso talent of MARINA ARSENIJEVIC was on full display during the TAKE THE LEAD Women’s Power Up Concert at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix celebrating Woman's Equality Day on August 25th, 2022. Marina wowed the crowd receiving three standing ovations with her virtuosity, passion, program versatility and her witty commentary. Marina began the concert with her favorite Chopin "Fantaisie-Impromptu", followed by her take on Mozart mixed with "Peter Piper" and "Music Box Dancer". She then introduced two of her own compositions, "Danube Rising" and "Fire & Soul" which were inspired by her heritage growing up in Serbia and the Balkans. She continued with her classical/pop rock version of the song "My Beauty" using her own voice as a second instrument. She concluded the program with a stirring performance of Chopin's "Revolutionary Etude" as an introduction to "America the Beautiful" that drew the audience to their feet in thunderous applause and prolonged cheers. Marina's performance will be rebroadcast beginning on September 1st, on her YouTube channel.

    Gloria Feldt, Co-Founder & President of TAKE THE LEAD after the concert commented: "Our Power Up concert with Marina as the central performer was the perfect kickoff for the Power Up Celebrate 8 Conference on Women’s Equality Day, August 25th. And did she ever wow the audience with her passion and brilliant performance. Everyone is buzzing about Marina. She is also incredibly generous in sharing her talent for the cause of gender equality and parity in power, pay, and leadership positions. On a personal note, Marina’s music was much beloved by my husband who passed away recently. So she touched me to the core with her performance on behalf of Take The Lead".

    Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, Founder and President of Women Connect4Good, Inc., and TAKE THE LEAD Board Member wrote: "Marina Arsenijevic’s performance during Take The Lead Women’s Power Up Concert at the Arizona Biltmore was fantastic. She shared the gifts of her talent and beautiful music with us all, and the standing ovations she received were well deserved. Marina’s performance also illustrated her commitment to and support of women’s leadership – evidenced by the fact that she is donating a portion of the profits of her latest CD, "TESLA RHAPSODY", to Take The Lead, helping them advance their mission to prepare, develop, inspire and propel women across all industries and sectors to reach parity in leadership by 2025. Marina’s donation provides us all with a glimpse into her big heart and gentle, caring soul. She is a true changemaker, and her support is going to help us help other women move forward."

    Felicia Davis , Leadership Brand Strategist, Founder of BlackWomanElevate.com and conference speaker stated without any reservation that "Marina Tore the Damn House Down".

    About MARINA ARSENIJEVIC (arson-nee-vitch): She is an international award-winning pianist and composer, star of the Emmy nominated PBS program, MARINA AT WEST POINT: UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY which has been broadcast to more than 170 million viewers with over 550 airings by PBS Stations across the United States. Marina created the program and performed with the 120-member joint ensemble of the West Point Band and West Point Cadet Glee Club. The Concert was recorded live at West Point’s historic Eisenhower Hall and has been broadcast for more than a decade through 2020.

    Critics have described Marina as a "James Bond" beauty with a powerhouse technique that delivers an emotional punch like a “Balkan thunderbolt,” while her compositions have been described as “breathtakingly original” and “unique to the ears but familiar to the soul". Marina has performed to enthusiastic audiences and standing ovations at major venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Symphony Center, the Toronto Center for the Arts, the Chicago Navy Pier, and many others throughout the country. Laura Bush and Cherie Blair (wife of the former British Prime Minister) along with 2000 other guests were dazzled when Marina played her original arrangement of America the Beautiful at the annual First Lady’s Luncheon in Washington D.C. Marina's recordings of "MOZART: MARINA and the ST. PETERSBURG SOLOISTS" and "CHOPIN: WALTZES" became top-selling classical CDs in Central and Eastern Europe. Her album, "MY BAKAN SOUL" was a best-selling classical crossover CD in 11 European countries. Marina’s CDs have sold over one million copies world-wide. She was featured on 40 magazine covers and hundreds of television programs in Europe. She received the Yugoslavian "Oscar" for most popular musical artist in 1996. The following year, she was the first classical artist to cross all genres and receive the Yugoslavian Award for Most Popular All Media Personality. Marina is the recipient of numerous honors including the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor “for her outstanding achievements and humanitarian efforts in building bridges among diverse cultures and nations through her music”. She is considered a heroic icon in her homeland of Serbia where she received Serbia's highest diplomatic honor, Knight of the Order of St. Sava for Diplomatic Pacifism.

    Marina is currently composing music for theatre and concert stage commemorating the life of her fellow Serbian American, the renowned scientist Nikola Tesla. Her master work for piano and orchestra, released this year in April, "TESLA RHAPSODY" has been described as a "Tour de Force" on classical radio stations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Europe and South Africa. It is currently available on all streaming platforms. It will debut with orchestras in the United States and Europe in 2023.

    Marina enjoys a vast following on her social media with over 650,000 Instagram fans https://www.instagram.com/marinainamerica/?hl=en and more than 7 million views of her music videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/marinaarsenijevicofficial and millions of audio streams of her music on all major streaming platforms. According to TracMedia, she had over 170 million PBS TV viewers of her concert "Marina at West Point: Unity Through Diversity" which was broadcast for more than ten years on PBS stations. Marina's latest album is BALKAN SOUNDS which was released on August 26th and is currently available on all major streaming platforms. The album reflects Marina's rich musical heritage growing up in the former Yugoslavia with its diverse cultures and ethnicities that influenced her Ethno-classical style.

    About POWER UP CONCERT: "Arts and culture are essential mind openers to hone leadership skills. In my leadership development program for TAKE THE LEAD, I always include poetry, music, and other creative elements" says Gloria Feldt, Cofounder & President of TAKE THE LEAD. The concert provides exposure to powerful music where best-selling musical artists perform. This the 2022 TAKE THE LEAD Power Up Concert celebrated the Eight Anniversary of TAKE THE LEAD and the 80th birthday of Gloria Felt, its co-founder and president. The concert included, in addition to Marina Arsenijevic, the following contemporary artists:
    -CARMELA Y MAS: Latin jazz ensemble headlined by community activist Carmela Ramirez
    -BETTY: Award winning Indie pop trio of long-time artists and activists on a mission to dismantle racist patriarchy
    -DIERKS BENTLEY: Country music platinum artist with 17 number one songs on the Billboard Charts
    The Concert Program MC was the very accomplished and witty Alyson (Aly) Palmer who is a singer/songwriter/artist/activist best known for her ongoing work with the award-winning vocal trio, BETTY.

    About TAKE THE LEAD: Co-founded by Gloria Feldt https://gloriafeldt.com, TAKE THE LEAD is a 501 (c) (3) that prepares, develops, inspires, and propels all women of all diversities and intersectionalities to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. The organization's programs and services for companies and individuals include the 9 Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career online course, 50 Women Can Change the World Cohorts, Creating a Culture of Change DEI training, Power to Change Stories, Premier Coaching Program, and The Movement Blog, among others. The latest news and subscriber information from TAKE THE LEAD is available at https://www.taketheleadwomen.com

    About POWER UP CONFERENCE: Tapping into the zeitgeist after a pandemic that has caused many to REthink, REwire, REcreate their lives and careers, the Power Up Conference started with the question: “What’s your Big RE?” and addressed effective civic engagement, building economic equality, innovative DEI leadership practices, reproductive health, navigating office politics, and creating the workplace of the future through talks, panels, and roundtables.
    “The time for cautious action is over,” says Feldt, who was also keynoting. She added "The Power Up Conference will help us face head-on the ongoing rollbacks of racial and women’s rights in a measured and results-focused manner. Take The Lead’s bold mission is now more relevant than ever.”
    The date of August 26th - Women’s Equality Day - was specifically chosen for its significance as it commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment giving American women the right to vote. “The Big RE presentations featured distinguished keynoters and speakers on the front lines in business, racial and social justice, and workplace equity who spoke from their own diverse experiences to motivate, challenge, and inspire action,” notes Conference Chair and Speaker Kim Tarnopolski, Founder and Chief Community Builder of 100+ Women Who Care-Valley of the Sun. Proceeds from sponsors and donors to the concert and conference will further fund Take the Lead’s in-person and virtual training, coaching, and consulting offerings, including its “50 Women Who Can Change the World” movement with 25 leadership cohorts that leveraged their power to accelerate parity in key sectors.

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  • Cuatro libros de Carlos Dorado con reflexiones maravillosas

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    “At Italbank we believe in traditional values: work, education, sports and entrepreneurship, as engines of wealth generation for society in general. If we manage, through this association with UCAB, to sow and train more successful entrepreneurs every day

    Carlos Dorado - President Italbank International

    La travesía de los inmigrantes, incluso, en primera persona. Cambiar de hogar, cambiar de país, de eso habla Carlos Dorado, en uno de sus libros

    Un país que me duele tremendamente, porque llegué de pequeño con mis padres, escapando de la pobreza y ha sido muy generoso conmigo, dándome una educación y la oportunidad de formarme empresarialmente”
    — Carlos Dorado

    MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- «El cura de mi pueblo quiere arreglar la iglesia», «A la madre que me parió», Cartas a un hijo» (2014) y Querer volver (2017), cuatro obras reflexivas y aleccionadoras del empresario y economista Carlos Dorado, disponibles en su página web.

    Con él, hablamos sobre sus textos que permiten comprender la vida desde lo justo, lo directo, basada en valores y en experiencias que marcaron la vida de sus protagonistas.

    Los contenidos literarios se muestran de una forma digerible para todos los lectores, quienes también pueden escuchar la versión de estas piezas extraordinarias.

    1. «El cura de mi pueblo quiere arreglar la iglesia»

    Aquí, encontrará una historia particular, muy bella, en la que uno de sus protagonistas, Don Justo, el padre del pueblo y con una gran vocación por ayudar a las personas, siempre le pedía a Carlos Dorado, ayuda para reparar la iglesia, cada verano que regresaba.

    Pero, en algún momento, le dijo: «Don Justo, vamos a hacer una cosa, estoy publicando un libro y los derechos que se obtengan del mismo van para que usted termine de arreglar la iglesia. Me dijo: ‘Carlos, te lo agradezco y rezaré todos los días para que vendas muchos‘».

    Las oraciones del padre fueron efectivas y el libro tuvo buenas ventas. De allí, que la promesa se cumplió y los ajustes a la estructura se realizaron. «Para orgullo de Don Justo, casi compite con la catedral de Santiago de Compostela«, recordó Carlos Dorado.

    -Fue una gran satisfacción, no solo por haber sido el primer libro que escribía, sino por el hecho de que los fondos de este hicieron que mi pueblo tenga una iglesia realmente hermosa. Hoy en día, cada vez que vuelvo a leerlo, lo encuentro más vigente que nunca, porque los principios y valores jamás deberían pasar de moda. Recuerdo, que el mejor cumplido que me hicieron sobre este libro, fue una señora que regresaba del mercado, me reconoció y me dijo: «Carlos, leí tu libro y me sentí tan identificada, que me pareció que lo había escrito yo«.

    2. «A la madre que me parió»

    Se trata de una obra crítica, escrita con rabia, con impotencia, viendo y analizando un país que estaba decayendo, que estaba retorciéndose, dice Carlos Dorado. «Un país que me duele tremendamente, porque llegué de pequeño con mis padres, escapando de la pobreza, y ha sido muy generoso conmigo, dándome una educación y unos estudios, y la oportunidad de formarme empresarialmente«.

    Esa impotencia nace del hecho de que «tenemos un país con la mayor potencialidad del mundo, en el sector turístico, con 11 de 13 ecosistemas, con un potencial en el sector minero, petrolero. Vivimos en un eterno ensayo y error».

    El país que describe Carlos Dorado, es Venezuela.

    3. «Querer volver»

    La travesía de los inmigrantes, incluso, en primera persona. Cambiar de hogar, cambiar de país, de eso habla Carlos Dorado.

    «Es un libro que lo escribí con el corazón, con la propia experiencia, donde nadie me tiene que contar la película del emigrante, sus ilusiones, sus dificultades, su morriña, sus esfuerzos por lograr un futuro mejor», dijo. «Nadie me la tiene que contar, porque yo he sido protagonista, en primera persona».

    Recordó que se debe ser valiente para dejar la tierra donde se nació, alejarse de los amigos, de las costumbres, del entorno, con el fin de buscar un mejor futuro.

    «Yo admiré mucho a mis padres, por esa valentía que tuvieron al sacrificar muchas cosas, solo para tratar de darme un futuro mejor», señaló Carlos Dorado.

    Este libro lo escribió, justo cuando Venezuela pasaba de ser un país de inmigrantes a uno de emigrantes.

    «Quise plasmar esas historias, esas vivencias, esas ilusiones, esos sufrimientos, esos sueños, con toda la experiencia que en ese campo tengo por haber sido yo también un emigrante. Hay partes donde tenía que parar de escribir, porque los recuerdos me ponían melancólico. Sé que muchísimos lectores sintieron también que ese libro lo escribieron ellos, y eso es siempre lo que uno busca cuando se escribe: que el lector se siente el autor», manifestó.

    4. «Cartas a un hijo»

    El último libro, por ahora, de Carlos Dorado, un apasionado de la lectura y el arte de escribir.

    «Ese proceso de sentarse delante de una computadora y preguntarse: ¿De qué escribo?, y después de varios intentos, vas viendo como a costa de escribir y borrar, va poco a poco tomando cuerpo. Es un proceso creativo, fascinante, y una afición que quisiera que me acompañase toda la vida», aseguró.

    En «Cartas a un hijo», le escribe a sus hijos sobre sus experiencias en la vida, sus principios y valores, sobre reflexiones.

    «Como dice el libro: Reflexiones de un padre, inspirado en sus padres con un poco de sentido común. Mis padres eran gente humilde, con una cultura limitada, pero de una gran sabiduría e inteligencia natural. Pero sobre todo con unos principios y valores muy fuertes e innegociables. Un gran activo para los tiempos que corren», recordó Carlos Dorado.

    Fueron ellos los que «me inspiraron a escribirlo, porque al final del camino te vas dando cuenta que las cosas más sencillas son las más sabias. Sobre todo en los tiempos actuales, donde hay tanta superficialidad, tan pocos valores; y donde la felicidad se deja en manos de un consumismo desaforado, al tratar de aparentar lo que no se es, de buscar la felicidad afuera, cuando hay que buscarla adentro de uno. Es un libro de reflexión, que todo padre que pise los 60 debería escribirle a sus hijos».

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  • Flower Sprite's Tale Conveys Journey of Self-Discovery

    Stargazer

    Stargazer

    Prue McDonell

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    Prue McDonell's "Stargazer" conveys life lessons, love for nature to young readers

    NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, August 24, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Author Prue McDonell tells the story of a flower sprite named Star as a metaphor for her own journey of self-discovery and life experiences. In the charmingly illustrated pages of "Stargazer," lovingly rendered by artist Fräntz Kantor, young readers will see a breathtaking journey full of whimsical characters and important life realizations.

    McDonell was inspired by the time she spent as a child in her grandmother's garden, where she developed a fascination and love of nature, which she now shares to her young readers. She also draws from the faerie books she enjoyed when she was young. Her tale unfolds in a world of whimsy and magic that accentuate the splendor of the natural world. It follows the titular flower sprite Star who is called by the Spirit of Light and emerges from within the earth into an Enchanted Garden populated by wonderful and whimsical characters, like Faer the unflappable butterfly, Ora the uppity spider, and the Roses sisters. She also meets the beings of the sky, such as the Sun who awes her with the power to frighten away the darkness, Moon with her garden of flowers, and the real yet invisible Breeze who can only be felt by touch. They help Star realize who she is and understand the importance of friendship, family, experiencing loss and harnessing one's imagination.

    "So, we go on a journey with Star seeing the world through her eyes and how she discovers who she is." McDonell says. She draws upon the symbolism of nature to make children aware of how each person is connected to the world and each other, which underscores the importance of nurturing said world for the future of all. "To my young readers I would like to say that each and every one of you is important. You need to believe in yourself and see beyond your limitations."

    About the Author
    Prue McDonell lives in the outskirts of Roberson, a small village in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia. Her background is in primary school teaching, home schooling and working with people with disabilities. She has been featured in Kate Delaney's America Tonight Radio show and has also been interviewed by Suzanne Lynne Cheesman, Dr. Angela Chester in Daily Spark TV, as well as Susan Sherayko in Rebuilding Your Life Radio.

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