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  • Tavey's First Hunt, New Release From Headline Books

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    Tavey's First Hunt

    Daniel Boyd

    WV author Daniel Boyd

    Daniel Boyd Pens New Chapter Book About Hunting With Dad

    This is a beautiful book of fathers and sons who may not agree but still find their way to mutual respect and love.”
    — Homer Hickam- Author, Rocket Boys
    TERRA ALTA, WV, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Daniel Boyd has many talents and one of his most recent is writing middle grade chapter books! For many boys and girls, the opening day of the hunting season is very exciting! Tavey is finally old enough to hunt, along with an adult. Tavey's dad, a multi-generational sportsman, lovingly guides his son through much than just hunting. Through the larger canvas of the natural world, Tavey truly discovers a lifetime passion, but in an unexpected way. 

    Released by 2020 Independent Publisher of the Year, Headline Books, Tavey's First Hunt touches on many points about hunting and will create conversation for all ages. "Daniel Boyd writes from the heart and has excellent story-telling abilities," said Headline President, Cathy Teets. "This is his third chapter book and each tells an engaging story with an important message."

    "Despite its title, this is not really a book about hunting. It's about accepting differences between us. This is a beautiful book of fathers and sons who may not agree but still find their way to mutual respect and love," said Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys/October Sky.

    "Tavey's First Hunt is a nostalgic reminder of the gift of conversation. A story about fathers and sons; family, forged outside of bloodlines. It's about how each human, along with every animal, is but a single part of an exponentially larger whole," writes J.V Poore, Book Reviwer for Goodreads.

    Robert Saunders, Charleston Gazette-Mail "Outdoor Pursuits" writes, "A charming story that respects our outdoor heritage and captures the wonder of a boy's first hunting trip with his father. But Tavey learns a person can respect traditions without being limited by them. In the end, Tavey's walk in the woods reveals a path, not only for himself, but for generations who follow."

    Daniel Boyd is an acclaimed filmmaker (Chillers, Strangest Dreams, Paradise Park), a two-time television regional Emmy nominee, a multi-nominated graphic novelist (Chillers I & II, CARBON, SALT, and playwright (Paradise Park the Musical, Space Preachers the Musical, Miss Dirt Turtle's Garden Club Musical.) The Adventures of Wandala and Miss Dirt Turtle's Garden Club (NGIBA Finalist) are both Gold Mom's Choice Award Winners. 

    A retired media studies professor at West Virginia State University, Boyd also taught around the world including in Tanzania as a three-time Fulbright scholar. He recently retired as Artist in Residence at WV State University's Economic Development Center.

    Tavey's First Hunt by Daniel Boyd, illustrated by Hector Mexia, is available at your favorite local or online bookstore. ISBN 9781951556983, 5.5 x8.5, pb, 32 pages, Retail $12.95.

    For more information and to contact the author email Cathy@HeadlineBooks.com

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  • Gilligan Speaks!

    Bob Denver Audio Book

    Dreama Denver

    Bob & Dreama Denver

    TV icon Bob Denver’s book Gilligan, Maynard, and Me, reissued for the first time In 3 decades as a digital audio book.

    It has been a joy for all of us to make this audio book a reality.”
    — Dreama Denver
    PRINCETON, WV, UNITED STATES, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Unavailable for years, Gilligan, Maynard, and Me, TV icon Bob Denver’s story, in Bob’s own words and his voice, so familiar to millions of baby boomers, is now available for the first time in decades! This new audio book release also contains a special introduction from Bob’s wife and award-winning author, Dreama Denver. This audio book is a must-have for fans of classic television!”

    Of the reissue, Dreama Denver says “ When Bob's book, "Gilligan, Maynard, and Me," first came out, I loved it and encouraged everyone to read it. He was a great storyteller, and reading his words was almost as good as hearing him say them.

    At the time, Bob recorded his book on cassette (remember those?), but audio books weren't as popular in the 90s as they are now in the 21st century. So with the help of my management and my publisher, we had the cassette recording digitized, a new cover art design, and voila! So now Bob Denver/Gilligan fans can listen to Bob himself as he takes you behind the scenes of his most iconic TV roles.

    It has been a joy for all of us to make this audio book a reality. And as his wife of 30 years, I'm thrilled to offer you the experience of winding down or settling in on that road trip as Bob's voice reminisces about the actors he worked with and the experiences he had during a career that spanned 55 years.”

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  • A Time Outside of Time When There was Hope for a Better World

    Once Upon A Time

    People Must Remember There is Such a Place as Normal

    "Only the ego thinks if someone can get the outside world where they want it, everything will fall together on the inside.” ”
    — Ernie L Vecchio

    CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Emotional, psychological, and spiritual health must come with an established equilibrium. No philosophy or theory worth its salt lacks this path to balance. According to Trauma Psychologist Ernie L Vecchio his Humane Spectrum presents a person's journey as measurable in degrees of benevolence—compassion for oneself and others. He suggests people are part of an intentional and guiding evolution: “Human beings must remember there is such a place as normal and it began as a time outside of time when each person represented hope for a better world. A developmental stage when a person's inside world was aligned with itself and absent of outside interference. Few understand that the body remembers this time. Only the ego thinks if someone can get the outside world where they want it, everything will fall together on the inside.”

    The worth of having an inside-out perspective of the human condition means congruence is attainable for everyone. It is a process that aligns people with each other and the planet. In this context, human development and evolution are on the same path. Stigma disappears because there is no right-wrong place to be in the process. On such a spectrum people gain answers for not only when, where, and who they are, they discover with a degree of certainty what and why? The Humane Spectrum’s integrative-holistic-diagnostic connects people with their coaches, mental health professionals, fitness gurus, health educators, and exercise physiologists like nothing that precedes it. He explains, “Not only is it a valid status report of where someone truly is along their physical, emotional, and psychological journey, it is a reliable x-ray for preventive care. Everyone has experienced what it feels like to be lost in the meanderings of a misguided ego. An integrative-holistic-diagnostic offers people a reliable map to find their way out of the dark.”

    In an age where politics has become the new religion, a pandemic has exposed the human shadow, and a humanitarian crisis has risen from an unprovoked war, our mental health could not be more important. Struggling to meet this demand is overwhelming and misses those who need it most. Imagine being able to use all these sobering adversities in a constructive way, one that views human beings more than computers simply needing cognitive restructuring. While thousands of cases continue to fuel our mental health statistics, adversity along the Humane Spectrum is self-correcting and ethical by design. Impacting everyone, it challenges those with the desire and focus to compassionately reset their lives. Vecchio’s work teaches people how to suffer, a profound perspective born out of treating thousands of trauma patients. He reminds, “This guidance is coming from, to, and for real people. How can it be ignored?”

    What clinics, hospitals, private practices, and even universities are finding out is that you can hire as many counselors or psychotherapists as possible, but it still does not totally meet the demand of our time. The advantage of an integrative-holistic diagnostic and Humane Spectrum is that it provides people a measure of their process but also offers them a goal. It summarizes their acquired life wisdom versus question, label, or doubt its worth. The Humane Spectrum orients everyone to the task of being human and does so without judgment or stigma. It is a take on the human condition that promotes evolution versus implying that such personal growth is only possible for a select few. Vecchio is announcing his availability to large media platforms encouraging them to inquire about his work, a perspective that advances mental health into the future.

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  • The Cozy Bath - book published by Carrie Scharf.

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    The Cozy Bath Cover

    “I have the e-book and it's so beautifully done. Plus, there's awesome recipes that are sensitive skin friendly! I highly recommend this book!.” ”
    — Kim Campbell, Author
    CHARLESTON, WV, UNITED STATES, June 8, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Priced $9.99 ebook and $12.95 paperback

    Everyone loves to feel good and be relaxed and cozy, right? Taking a bath is a step in the right direction. Learn how and why baths are cozy and how you can make them even more cozy. This book will tell you about bathing, plants, flowers, herbs, and many other ingredients for a relaxing bath. At the end there are many recipes from bath salts to hair rinses.

    Carrie Scharf has a skincare business and is the author of Herbal Infused Skincare: How to use herbs and flowers for glowing skin. Carrie's experience making skincare and experimenting with ingredients inspired her to write her books. Carrie has an associate in arts degree from Mayland Community College and a BS from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Carrie lives and works out of her home in West Virginia. She homeschools her two boys and plays clarinet with the Charleston Metro Band.

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  • AUTHOR DANIEL BOYD HITS PAY DIRT WITH AWARD-WINNING NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK ‘MISS DIRT TURTLE’S GARDEN CLUB’

    Danny Boyd's award-winning new book, 'Miss Dirt Turtle's Garden Club'

    When the horrors of racial injustices last summer swamped the news, I was determined to get 'Miss Dirt Turtle' and its inclusive message out to my readers that the best way to fight hate is with love.”
    — Danny Boyd, award-winning author, filmmaker, and playwright
    CHARLESTON, WV, UNITED STATES, December 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Surviving adolescence is hard anywhere, especially in underprivileged neighborhoods like the one Danny Boyd has chosen to call home for decades in Charleston WV’s gritty West Side.

    The award-winning author, filmmaker, and playwright Danny's new book, "Miss Dirt Turtle's Garden Club," tells the optimistic story of five friends in that West Side neighborhood who try to navigate its pitfalls in the most unexpected ways.

    Winner of the GOLD Mom's Choice Award, the book was released Thanksgiving week 2021 by last year’s Independent Publisher of the Year, Headline Books.

    ‘Miss Dirt Turtle’s Garden Club’ is the inspiring story of five best buddies who try to survive a summer of bullies, parents with substance abuse issues, broken homes, crime, social workers, thieves, slumlords, and Poverty.

    The resilient kids are guided by Miss Dirt Turtle, an old lady in the neighborhood who gives them hope and purpose to find their way to a brighter future.

    Featuring uniquely stylized illustrations by Hector Mexia authentically depicting a diverse cast of characters, and accompanied by a strong narrative, the book deftly conveys the kids' emotions and mental turmoil.

    "Normally, in my 40-plus year of creating, I've had to reach for faraway places," says Boyd. "But for "Miss Dirt Turtle," I just had to look out/off my front porch. These are my kids and neighbors; in a neighborhood, I love, warts and all."

    The power of compassion, community, and shared experience runs deep through the book - along with a surprising amount of genuine sentiment and inspiration.

    Danny Boyd’s storytelling morphs the characters from wise-cracking kids to a caring and inspired group of go-getters. A much-needed book in today’s turbulent times, 'Miss Dirt Turtle's Garden Club' gives direction to lost and abandoned kids, steers them toward beauty and hope, and teaches them (and us) about the transforming power of kindness.

    "I started working on the book just before the pandemic," says Boyd. "But when the horrors of racial injustices last summer swamped the news, I was determined to get 'Miss Dirt Turtle' and its inclusive message out to ensure my readers that the best way to fight hate is with love."

    "We are happy and proud to work with Danny on his second book with Headline after "The Adventures of Wandala," a multi-award winner including "Mom's Choice" Gold award winner," says Cathy Teets, President of Headline Books.

    ‘Miss Dirt Turtle’s Garden Club’ has also been produced as a kids' stage musical with music and lyrics by West Virginia Music Hall of Famer and longtime host of NPR’s ‘Mountain Stage’ Larry Groce at the acclaimed Albans Arts Center in September 2021. This marked the second stage collaboration between Boyd and Groce after 'Paradise Park The Musical' premiered at Theater West Virginia in 2018. It is now being staged by The Charleston Light Opera Guild (Charleston, WV), to open January 28-30 and February 4-6. 2022.

    ‘Miss Dirt Turtle, The Musical’ is set to open at Theatre West Virginia at the Hulett C. Smith Theatre at Tamarack in Beckley, WV on May 19th.

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