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  • Debut Virginia novelist sets new fantasy novel in her ancestral hometown of Hampton

    Main character Alora Factor in a dark doorway to another realm, surrounded by supernatural powers and energy.

    Alora Factor: Invasion of the Realm Jumpers Book Cover

    Alora Factor: Invasion of the Realm Jumpers by D.L. Williams now available

    A magnificently inclusive, culturally rich story of three teenagers destined to save the universe.”
    — Andrea Marks-Joseph for Independent Book Review
    WAYNESBORO, VA, USA, August 16, 2022 / -- Waynesboro, Va. — Waynesboro resident Diana Williams releases her first fiction book today. Writing under the pen name “D. L. Williams,” Williams has created a fantasy world steeped in physics-based magic and ancient spiritual practices that’s based in the home of her ancestors, Hampton.

    “I once read that about 81% of people want to write a book and I was certainly one of them,” Williams said. “Well, now I can count myself among those who’ve actually done it. It’s an accomplishment I’m pretty proud of and one I definitely couldn’t have made without a lot of support.”

    “Alora Factor: Invasion of the Realm Jumpers” is a young adult science-fiction/fantasy book that tells the story of a Black teenage girl who is the latest female in her family to take on the mantle of social justice and fight for marginalized people using powers originally granted by Yoruba goddess, Oshun. But unlike those who came before her, Alora will have to fight beings from another dimension and maintain this realm’s balance of negative and positive energy all while being the only Factor female to be born in a generation. Fortunately, she has her two best friends beside her, but even with their help, this latest challenge may be too much for a young girl who has just turned thirteen.

    “When I was a little girl, my father had to make up bedtime stories about young Black girls doing really cool things because those books simply didn’t exist. And I’m definitely a science-fiction fan, so it only made sense that when it was time for me to make up a story about a young Black girl doing something cool, she was going to be a unique type of superhero,” said Williams about her influence in writing book one of the Alora Factor series.

    ”The characters are colorful and immensely likable. If you’re a fan of young adult fantasy fiction, I can’t recommend Alora Factor enough,” said Pikasho Deka in a five-star review for Readers’ Favorite, a website devoted to book reviews and awards that is recognized by renowned publishers like Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins.

    “A magnificently inclusive, culturally rich story of three teenagers destined to save the universe,” said Andrea Marks-Joseph for Independent Book Review, a site that celebrates self-publishers. IBR will feature Alora Factor on its website later this summer.

    Alora Factor is available with additional perks on Indiegogo until September 12. You can also purchase the hardback, paperback and e-book at Currently, only the paperback is available at other online resellers and in bookstores. The audio version is in production and will be available in October.


    Diana “D. L.” Williams is an independent author, wife, and mother. She publishes her books through her company, Williams Multimedia, which is dedicated to helping media organizations reach and authentically engage their audiences.

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    Williams Multimedia
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  • Women’s Rights Advocate Maya Hennessey to be Featured on Close Up Radio

    SUN CITY, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2022 / -- The Sixties was a turbulent time of upheaval and great transition for women fighting for equal pay, safety, and equality. It has been a long arduous battle and today women are still not equally represented. We have so much more work to do. Nonetheless, we honor the struggles of women who came before us to change the course of history for the better.

    Maya Hennessey is a consultant, trainer, and author who specializes in treatment and recovery of pregnant and parenting addicted women, interagency collaboration and cross training systems, to help families ravaged by poverty, trauma, malnutrition, and the stigma of addictions. Maya is also the author of If Only I’d Had This Caregiving Book.

    “As a strong and outspoken advocate of women’s rights, everything I accomplished were the results of being inspired by remarkable women I met on my journey. In the sixties and seventies, in Illinois, where I’m from, we struggled to pass laws against domestic violence and sexual harassment. Looking back, I am proud and humbled to see that we made a difference. Currently, I am writing my legacy stories to pass along the lessons I learned, mistakes I made, and the powerful and unforgettable women I met. I hope my stories inspire women to continue the fight. May the upcoming advocates for women’s rights, help us achieve what we all deserve as proud, nurturing, intelligent, trailblazing women.”

    As a child, Maya was exposed to a toxic life environment of abuse and a painful broken upbringing. At only 11 years old, Maya began running away from home, by 15, she was gone for good. Her youth was marred with the sting of teen pregnancy, sexual assault, and domestic violence. In the 1960s women who sought help from public aid, were turned away without assistance for married women. The patriarchal system back then offered no protection and no services for women. Yet, Maya’s indomitable spirit kept her going.

    “A pivotal seed was planted the day I attended my first march for women’s rights. I experienced a surge of hope, spurred on by hundreds of women. We walked along Lake Michigan, holding signs and swapping stories of injustices we’d endured, gathering ideas about ways to speak out. I felt less alone with my heartache, and came away with greater determination and confidence to fight for women’s rights.”

    In 1970s and 80s, as an alcoholism counselor, Maya pushed relentlessly for gender sensitivity in alcoholism treatment programs.

    “I went up the ranks in the addictions field to supervisor, program director and Executive director of substance abuse treatment agencies, grateful for like-minded mentors and colleagues.”

    Maya become a powerful sought-after speaker on women’s issues. In 1992 she was hired as the first women’s specialist for the Illinois Department of Alcholism and Substance Abuse (IDASA). Requests came from other state agencies for Maya’s help as a consultant, trainer and conducted compliance reviews and action plans to improve outcomes for women.

    “My legacy stories will pass along my struggles, mistakes, epiphanies and triumphs, while striving for change so we can all live with harmony, comfort, safety and joy.”

    Another significant endeavor is Maya’s book If Only I’d Had This Caregiving Book a must read for all of us who are struggling as caregivers, including single moms caring for children and aging parents, ill or disabled loved ones.

    In the early 90s, Maya’s husband was diagnosed with brain cancer. With help from friends and neighbors, she did her best to care for him. But the stress of long hours at work during the day, and nights caring for him, took its toll. Maya collapsed two months before he tragically passed away. While bedridden, Maya journaled about the relentless demands of caregiving. She found research showing that the immune system of caregivers deteriorates along with the patient. Maya created a model to help family caregivers, as one day we all face the inevitable reality of caregiving.

    “My book is filled with exercises to help caregivers develop a network of support to sustain families through the advances and setbacks of caring for ill, disabled, or aging loved ones.

    Maya says that women's rights woefully deteriorated in recent years. In the 1980s, with law makers and hundreds of volunteers in Illinois, the laws changed and services added for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Yet, today, there are states that won’t fund rape kit analysis, including Arizona, where Maya now lives and is pushing for change.

    “The reversal of Roe Vs. Wade felt like a terrible setback, until I heard that voters in Kansas maintained the right to an abortion in their state's constitution. Thank you Kansas for being a great role model. May other states follow suit! Maya encourages women to run for political office and/or empower and support lawmakers, governors and mayors to change laws for a woman’s right to choose and protect a woman’s right to safety and privacy.

    “Women working together across this great nation are unstoppable. Four years ago, to save the Affordable Care Act, we marched, protested, visited the offices of lawmakers, made calls, sent emails, letters and distributed handouts. We successfully saved the Affordable Care Act. So, let’s keep walking and talking until all women in every state can live in safety, dignity, respect, and love.”

    Close Up Radio will feature Maya Hennessey in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on August 18th at 11 a.m. EST

    Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

    For more information, visit

    Written By: Beatrice Maria Centeno

    Lou Ceparano
    Close Up Television & Radio
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  • Is Disability Missing from Diversity? New Book Tackles Critical Issues of Inclusion, Authenticity, and Self-Discovery

    “Singlehandedly,” the debut book from inspirational speaker and diversity expert Ruth Rathblott, is at once a memoir, a self-help guide, and a call to action.

    NEW YORK, USA, August 16, 2022 / -- Ruth Rathblott was born with a little hand. This limb difference was something she obsessively tried to hide from friends, employers, and even romantic partners for 25 years. In her new book, “Singlehandedly,” Rathblott unpacks her personal journey from shame and anxiety to confidence and authenticity.

    The thought-provoking, intimate story chronicles the ways that hiding her limb difference negatively impacted Rathblott’s life and sheds light on the immense benefits of revealing her truth. A 2013 Deloitte study found that 61% of people “cover” part of their identity in the workplace, fueling Rathblott’s mission to encourage others to “unhide.” Her movement, #TimeToUnhide” is helping people celebrate their most genuine selves regardless of what it is that they’re hiding from the world.

    “Singlehandedly” takes a deep dive into not only Rathblott’s disability story but also the larger discussion of how disability is perceived in our new diversity-aware world. Rathblott’s belief is that the benefits of diversity awareness, including support groups and workplace considerations, do not adequately extend to those with disabilities.

    “My greatest hope is that this book will inspire those with both visible and invisible disabilities to live their most authentic lives, to stop hiding the things that make them unique,” says Rathblott. “At the same time, I aim to start a conversation among people in leadership positions to question how diversity is defined and to actively redefine it in a way that includes disabilities.”

    You can purchase the eBook/Kindle and paperback versions of “Singlehandedly” on Amazon at
    Hardcover copies will be available in September, and an audiobook will be published in the fall.

    About Ruth Rathblott:
    Ruth Rathblott is an expert on inclusion and diversity. She is a TEDx and inspirational speaker, and an award-winning nonprofit leader. She was born with a limb difference and speaks to companies on issues of equity and belonging, the gifts of being unique, and the freedom of accepting your differences. Ruth was profiled as a CEO in The New York Times’ Corner Office and received Goucher College’s Excellence in Public Service Award, among other awards, for her outstanding leadership in the nonprofit sector. She has spent her entire career focused on providing opportunities for those who have been underrepresented. She serves as a board member of The Lucky Fin Project. Ruth resides in New York City. Connect with her at

    Ruth Rathblott
    Rathblott Consulting
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  • 7-Figure Freedom Podcast’s Madeleine Wyke Silva Becomes Newest Partner with The Podcast Connector

    Madeleine Wyke Silva

    The Podcast Connector

    Her mission of helping visionaries get to the next level perfectly aligns with The Podcast Connector’s objective

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2022 / -- The Podcast Connector has announced today that their newest preferred partner is Madeleine Wyke Silva, the experienced profit strategist behind the 7-Figure Freedom Podcast and their preferred partner for rapid scaling.

    Silva’s unique method for creating six-figure earnings without the hassle has been a critical conduit for the success of numerous others. Through the 7-Figure Freedom Podcast, she reaches an even wider audience and freely shares the things she’s learned over the course of her life and career. She is adept at helping others scale their businesses, thus accelerating income and activating vision.

    The Podcast Connector’s ever-expanding list of preferred partners includes visionaries such as Madeleine Wyke Silva. The Podcast Connection is thrilled to bring aboard Silva, whose organic experiences and hard-earned lessons are going to only add to the exceptional experiences of The Podcast Connector clients.

    Entrepreneurs tend to spin their wheels trying to find ways to market their business and get more visibility, but this is a time and money-consuming task. While podcast outreach and pitching can be done independently, The Podcast Connector takes all of the hassles out by connecting their clients to the right podcasts in their preferred partner listing.

    Becoming a client of The Podcast Connector begins by applying online. Currently, only a limited number of new clients are being accepted. More information can be found at


    The Podcast Connector connects vision-led guests and aligned podcasts to help their voices be heard and make maximum impact.

    Sinead Acevedo
    The Podcast Connector
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  • The Podcast Connector Welcomes New CEO, Jennifer Longmore

    Jennifer Longmore

    Longmore has a wealth of experience helping people manifest their life’s purpose

    The Podcast Connector

    Longmore has a wealth of experience helping people manifest their life’s purpose

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2022 / -- The team at The Podcast Connector is thrilled to announce that they’ve named a new CEO. Jennifer Longmore, a sought-after media personality and serial entrepreneur. She is the perfect person to support experts and thought leaders expand their mission! Her life and career experiences include working with people to help them manifest their destinies, and she is excited to serve as the new CEO at The Podcast Connector.

    Longmore knows the importance of quickly establishing oneself as the leading authority in one’s industry and now, the new CEO at The Podcast Connector, she will lead this company into expanding the range of services available to thought leaders in spreading messages of hope and inspiration during the palpable shift in the world that we are all witness to.

    The Podcast Connector, as the name implies, connects those who have visionary ideas with mature podcasts. This allows them to get their message out to the world in an extremely effective and cost-efficient manner. The Podcast Connector has a roster of pre-vetted podcasts, and they use this list to align clients with the best opportunities possible.

    This alternative to traditional marketing generates immense organic reach and has gained a wealth of massive feedback from clients who’ve seen quick ROIs (returns on investment). Longmore brings her business acumen and affinity for connecting people with opportunities to the table.

    Longmore is already serving as CEO, and according to the team at The Podcast Connector, she is doing a wonderful job. The company is looking forward to seeing the growth of The Podcast Connector with Longmore at the helm. More information, including booking details, can be found now at


    The Podcast Connector connects vision-led guests and aligned podcasts to help their voices be heard and make maximum impact.

    Sinead Acevedo
    The Podcast Connector
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  • The Podcast Connector Announces New Preferred Partnership with Kelly K. O’Neil

    O’Neil is a reputed profit strategy consultant and host of The Epic Podcast

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2022 / -- The Podcast Connector has officially announced a new preferred partnership with Kelly K. O’Neil, their exclusive partner for profit consulting. This partnership will help up-and-coming experts ensure that their entire platform is profitable so that they can serve more people.

    Kelly K. O’Neil is an exceptional addition to the ever-growing roster of powerhouse New Thought Leaders who’ve already partnered with The Podcast Connector. She is perhaps the most sought-after brand positioning and platform development strategist and profit strategist whose emphasis includes tech startups, professional services firms, medical/dental practices, small businesses, and other service professionals.

    She’s also the founder of the multi-million dollar brand encompassing Innovate Profit Consulting, Innovate Brand Agency, The UpLevel Community, and other ventures. Her podcast, The Epic Podcast, is designed for women entrepreneurs. As a female entrepreneur herself, O’Neil set out to write a new narrative for women business owners. Through her podcast, these are the kinds of topics she covers to help other women succeed.

    The Podcast Connector looks forward to collaborating with O’Neil, as well as the clients who join forces with her to launch their idea out into the world. More information can be found at


    The Podcast Connector connects vision-led guests and aligned podcasts to help their voices be heard and make maximum impact.


    The Podcast Connector

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    The Podcast Connector
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  • Improve Checkout Efficiency with Adjustable POS Scanners

    Adjustable POS Scanners Improve Checkout Efficiency

    Adjustable POS Scanners Improve Checkout Efficiency

    Adjustable POS Scanners with different scanning angles

    Adjustable POS Scanners with different scanning angles

    Mounted on POS systems with an adjustable hinge, this innovative adjustable barcode scanner allows cashiers to easily read and analyze barcode labels.

    Mounted on POS systems with an adjustable hinge, this innovative adjustable barcode scanner allows cashiers to easily read and analyze barcode labels, which is speeding up the checkout process.”
    — Clientron Corp.
    NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN, August 16, 2022 / -- POS system manufacturer - Clientron lately introduced a new POS system with an innovative adjustable barcode scanner for scanning barcodes from multiple orientations. Mounted on POS systems with an adjustable hinge, this innovative adjustable barcode scanner allows cashiers to easily read and analyze barcode labels by rotating the scanner, speeding up the checkout process with precision and flexibility in noisy work environments.

    Clientron understands that barcode scanners are absolutely essential peripherals for POS systems, so developing innovative multi-function peripherals can enhance the functionality of POS systems and provide better service to users. The barcode scanner is generally fixed on the POS terminal through the USB port, the angle is fixed, and the direction is limited. Therefore, it is not easy for the user to scan the barcode label accurately at one time. However, Clientron's adjustable barcode scanners allow users to adjust the scanner angle to accurately scan barcodes based on their personal usage habits about scanning angle, so users can easily scan a product once and get the correct purchase information from the barcode, speeding up overall checkout times.

    A POS system with an adjustable scanner is a smart choice in any environment where fast scanning of various barcode locations is critical to day-to-day operations. Check out the official Clientron website to find the latest widescreen POS system PT2700 with an adjustable scanner to get the job done for your business in less time. At Clientron, we understand and strive to develop user-friendly products to meet your business needs. For more information about PT2700, please visit the product page:

    About Clientron
    For over 35 years, Clientron has designed kiosks and POS for system integrators around the world. We help you get your project from conception to the storefront quicker and easier while providing second-to-none after-sales support.

    Clientron was founded in 1983. The company is dedicated to providing highly integrated embedded solutions to our clients worldwide. With more than 35 years of experience in design, manufacturing, and after-sales service, Clientron offers high-quality and technology-leading solutions, including POS, Kiosk, Thin Client, and Automotive Electronics. Clientron commits to continue providing engineering excellence towards innovative solutions and the best services to global partners and customers. Visit us at

    Hazel Yang
    Clientron Corp.
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  • Premier Writers Conference Hosting "The Writing Rock Star Series"

    Join us for The Writing Rockstar Series on Twitter Spaces

    The Red Sneaker Writers Conversations Rocks on Twitter Spaces

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2022 / -- On September 2-5, 2022, Red Sneaker Writer Center and Write Well Sell Well will host WriterCon, an onsite writers' conference founded by bestselling thriller/mystery/suspense fiction author, William Bernhardt. The theme is "Learn, write, can do it! We'll show you how." With over 60 authors, agents, publishers, marketing experts, and more will be in attendance, you are bound to get your questions answered. This year there will be pre-conference complimentary sessions titled, The Writing Rockstar Series featuring the workshop speakers and presenters sharing tips and tidbits on how to write a fiction novel or nonfiction book and book marketing. You can catch the sessions on Twitter Spaces on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm CST @wbernhardt.

    WriterCon has a four year history of fostering winning connections and equipping authors for book selling success. Participants can also attend unlimited one-on-one meetings with agents and editors. There are also contests where you can raise your profile by entering your work. Network with other writers; share tips and have fun!

    About William Bernhardt

    William Bernhardt is the author of over fifty books, most recently, Plot/Counterplot, starting with the #1 best-selling novel The Last Chance Lawyer. His previous works include the bestselling Ben Kincaid series, the historical novels Challengers of the Dust and Nemesis, two books of poetry (The White Bird and The Ocean's Edge), and the Red Sneaker books on fiction writing. William and his family reside in Oklahoma City, OK.

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  • Solomon Exam Prep Publishes 6th Edition of Bestselling Study Guide for FINRA Series 79 Investment Banking Exam

    Series 79 Study Guide shown on multiple devices, with a textbook version

    Solomon Exam Prep's Series 79 Study Guide, available as a digital subscription with a hardcopy upgrade option.

    The 6th edition of the Solomon Exam Prep Series 79 Study Guide is now available for professionals seeking their FINRA Series 79 license.

    The Series 79 is one of the most difficult FINRA exams. Reading the Solomon Study Guide carefully is essential to making sure you’re effectively learning this complex content.”
    — Jeremy Solomon, President and Co-founder

    PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2022 / -- Solomon Exam Prep has just published the 6th edition of “The Solomon Exam Prep Guide: Series 79 FINRA Investment Banking Representative Qualification Exam.” With this updated edition of the Series 79 Study Guide, professionals can learn the content they need to know to pass the Series 79 exam.

    The Series 79 exam was created by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the self-regulatory organization that regulates member brokerage firms and exchange markets. Passing the Series 79 exam, along with the co-requisite Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam, qualifies individuals to advise on and/or facilitate the following:

    – Debt and equity offerings (private placement or public offering)
    – Mergers and acquisitions
    – Tender offers
    – Financial restructurings
    – Asset sales
    – Divestitures or other corporate reorganizations

    Although the Series 79 is designed for junior-level bankers, it is a challenging exam that requires candidates to master complex subject matter. The Series 79 exam assumes a knowledge of financial accounting and the three basic financial statements: the P&L, the balance sheet, and the cash flow statement. The Solomon Exam Prep Series 79 Study Guide is continually kept up to date to reflect current rules and regulations, and it covers all key exam topics. Charts, graphs, and practice questions throughout the text support learners in understanding and applying important concepts.

    Solomon Exam Prep President and Co-founder, Jeremy Solomon, says, “The Series 79 is one of the most difficult FINRA exams, particularly for test-takers who do not know basic accounting or have a finance degree. Reading the Solomon Study Guide carefully is essential to making sure you’re effectively learning this complex content.”

    While the core content remains the same, the 6th edition of the Solomon Series 79 Study Guide includes helpful content updates, including:

    – Expanded coverage of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), an increasingly popular method to fund acquisitions
    – Extensive explanation of leveraged buyouts
    – Coverage of the SEC’s recently revised list of persons who qualify as accredited investors
    – Added material on research analysts throughout discussion of the offering process
    – Expanded overview of the registration process
    – Discussion of SEC Rule 152
    – Expanded coverage of the rules around tender offers and stock buybacks
    – Coverage of new rules easing restrictions on testing the waters with potential investors
    – New sections on IPO Dutch auctions and tender offer Dutch auctions
    – Information about the SEC’s new, higher exempt offering dollar caps
    – Updated and expanded explanation of crowdfunding
    – Extensive coverage of Regulation Best Interest and the new suitability requirements it imposes on broker-dealers
    – Revised and expanded bankruptcy chapter

    Updates are also reflected in the Solomon Series 79 Exam Simulator, which complements the Study Guide with over 1,900 original Series 79 practice questions.

    The Solomon Series 79 Study Guide is available as a digital subscription (with a hardcopy upgrade option), and it can be purchased individually or in a package with accompanying Series 79 study products. Customers also have access to free tools and resources, including a study schedule in digital and pdf formats, which helps students master the exam material with maximum efficiency.

    To learn more about Solomon Exam Prep’s Series 79 study materials, including Study Guide, Exam Simulator, Audiobook, Video Lecture, and Flashcards, visit the Solomon Series 79 product page.

    Solomon Exam Prep has helped thousands of financial professionals pass their FINRA, MSRB, NASAA, and NFA securities licensing exams including the SIE and the Series 3, 6, 7, 14, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 63, 65, 66, 79, 82, and 99. Solomon Exam Prep also offers Investment Adviser Continuing Education.

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  • Relationship Expert Shares Strategies For Dealing With Conflict

    Dr. Linda

    Dr. Linda Miles

    Don’t let the embers of friendship erupt into an uncontrolled blaze and burn out the relationship.

    A controlled burn brings forgiveness as anger and grief are released by controlled burns.”
    — Dr. Linda Miles
    UNITED STATES, August 15, 2022 / -- Forest Rangers use controlled burns to rid the forest of underbrush and keep it healthy.

    A loving and lasting relationship needs the same care. Enough passion is needed to keep the sparks flying and enough friendship for safety.

    There was a time when the Forest Service attempted to put out every blaze, no matter how small, as soon as possible. In recent years they realized that simply containing some of the fires was better for the forest. It was discovered that the fire could not be allowed to burn unrestricted without harming the fragile ecosystem—plants, animals, soil, water, air. It needed to be controlled, creating a balance of ridding the forest of dead wood and thick underbrush thus eliminating fuel for a future fire while protecting the forest’s ecosystem.

    Relationships are much like the forests; in need of balance. Friendship on Fire offers a balance between passion and friendship. To have and to hold a healthy, long-term relationship, both the best blend.

    There is a need to control the flames in relationships without extinguishing embers. Healthy couples repair conflicts in a timely way. Using friendship skills like compassion and respect to set controlled burns, bad feelings do not smolder for years. Holding on to anger is like holding a hot charcoal briquette in your hand with the intention of throwing it at your partner. You’ll get burned!

    By illuminating and dealing with your differences couples can let go of the past. A controlled burn brings forgiveness as anger and grief are released by controlled burns.
    If the flames spread too quickly friendship holds the tools for control and repair. By burning off hurts in a timely and constructive way, those with loving relationships embrace the present through laughter and love.

    Over decades Dr. Miles and her psychiatrist husband learned to do efficient and effective controlled burns. They laughed about the fact they had to learn to work things out because the world felt too darn cold when they were at odds. Even though Dr. Robert now has dementia, he recently asked her to marry him again. Although he did not recognize her as his wife he told her he found her attractive and smart and would like to marry her. Dr. Linda then planned a renewal of vows with family and her Pastor son, Brett, performed ceremony.
    John Claypool wrote after the death of his young daughter,

    …For years I took life for granted and assumed having a healthy family was deserved yet now see what an astonishingly good fortune even a single day really is.
    John Claypool

    Friendship on Fire is about daily appreciation for the home fires that forge you into better people and the quiet expression of a lifetime of friendship.

    When your brain believes there is trouble it sends out messengers—a fire alarm—to break out the adrenalin, the first line of emotional defense. The cavemen had it as a means of survival, and bodies still use the same chemical pathways for protection. It doesn’t matter if the trouble is real or imagined. Your wild imagination can start a brushfire.

    If you believe a situation is dangerous, your body prepares to flee, fight, or freeze. Your body reacts the same way to a battle—real or imagined—with your partner. Over time frequent stress wears on your mind and body, making you more prone to disease.

    Develop a fire alarm to let the other person know when a time-out is needed to calm down. Learn to signal with one another to take a time-out, repair, and reconnect.

    Don’t let the embers of friendship erupt into an uncontrolled blaze and burn out the relationship. Use that fire alarm to dampen destructive flames and get back on the track of enjoying one another.

    People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.

    Ken Kesey

    Dr. Linda Miles
    Miles and Associates
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  • Rix Kramlich, Former CEO of Blurb Books, Joins Advantary Capital Partners Group

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    Rix Kramlich, Partner, Advantary

    Photo of Stephen Kuhn, CEO, Advantary

    Stephen Kuhn, CEO, Advantary

    Kramlich to support capital raise, growth, and fundraising initiatives for clients.

    I am excited to join Advantary's deep bench of partners in their Growth Practice to bring sustained growth and value to their clients.”
    — Rix Kramlich, Partner, Advantary
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2022 / -- Advantary Capital Partners (ACP), a division of Advantary LLC, a private equity investor and provider of bespoke advisory services to select non-portfolio clients, announced today that Rix Kramlich, former CEO of self-publishing leader Blurb Books, has joined as a partner to provide services within Advantary’s Growth Practice.

    Kramlich is a highly experienced software executive and entrepreneur with unique and balanced experience in both large enterprise and start-up environments. He has held leadership roles in category-leading companies such as Blurb, ABB, InQuira, and Macromedia. He has managed the full growth cycle for a number of businesses ranging from initial capital raise to first revenue, to sustained growth, and to a liquidity event.

    As a partner in Advantary’s Growth practice, Kramlich will provide hands-on guidance for firms that are looking to accelerate or promote new growth by bringing cross-discipline expertise in organizational management, business strategy, go-to-market planning, strategic sales & marketing, partner development, product management, branding and demand generation.

    “I am excited to join Advantary's deep bench of partners in their Growth Practice to bring sustained growth and value to their clients,” said Kramlich.

    “Rix’s impressive track record growing and exiting companies reflect his expertise, leadership, and the respect he has earned from other industry leaders. He’s a great addition to the Advantary partnership and the operating team,” said Stephen Kuhn, CEO of Advantary.

    For more information on Advantary Capital Partners and Rix Kramlich, please visit

    About Advantary Capital Partners and Advantary Services Group
    Advantary Capital Partners (ACP) invests in traditional buyouts, management buyouts, and rollups where the firm believes its expertise can drive transformation that unlocks the potential of great companies. ACP is committed to a long-term investment approach. Advantary Services Group (ASG) is ACP’s team of extraordinary operating partners and advisors with deep operating, execution, turnaround, and investment experience. It leverages these skills for its portfolio and select non-portfolio companies.

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  • Prescient Work of Fiction Dares to Challenge a World of Chaos and Catastrophe

    Original novel presents an eerily accurate look at the modern world and hope for a better future

    AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2022 / -- The Earth is warming, nations are on the brink of war, and fear riddles the planet. What could unite and rebalance the planet? For those seeking a better future in the midst of an historic precipice, look no further than King of the World (The Moon Above Pte. Ltd, Feb. 17, 2015) by Randall Coleman. Predictive without being predictable, King of the World imagines a world parallel to our own, where Coleman offers a unique and imaginative perspective on those determined to bring humanity into a brighter future despite those who would conspire against it.

    Set in 2022, the Group of Five are like-minded, globally influential, and ready to change the world. In their quest to restore balance, the Group of Five seeks to elect a true king of the world. However, those able and willing to thwart them will stop at nothing to keep their dream of a better future from reaching fruition. Between white-knuckle action and philosophically edged politics, readers will find modern truths and challenges that push them to face their own idealizations of the future and actions toward those ends. Who—if anyone—could bring balance to a toppling planet? What forces would find any means to stop them? And what is our role in a world run by those with unimaginable wealth and unchecked power?

    An in-depth look at influence, conspiracy, and the daunting responsibility of choice under controlled information, King of the World simultaneously captivates readers with suspense while curing pessimism toward the future. Goodreads reviews call King of the World “fascinating to read” and “impossible to put down.”

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    About the Author
    Randall Coleman grew up exploring the shores of Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake, which triggered his wonder for life at an early age. After nearly three years of university, he finished his education by spending a year at a Zen center in California, which has remained the greatest influence in his life, even while clinging to his roof to save his life in Kamala, Phuket, Thailand during the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004. He has extensive experience in television and was an early pioneer of the worldwide cable industry. Randall is an avid golfer and spends his time writing, painting, and creating music, as well as new visions for the future.

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