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  • Burn the Art

    Front & Verso picture of Imagine #3 a heavy textural, modern art, multi layered painting acrylic on Canvas in Cosmic X style of Jack Armstrong who became famous for the most expensive motorcycle in the world, "The Cosmic Harley Davidson". The painting was valued at $5m.

    Front & Verso picture of Imagine #3 (A.K.A. The Elvis Painting). It is an Original painting by Jack Armstrong in the style he founded Cosmic Extensionalism. Displays a multi-layered mosaic base with embedded hidden words. It was valued at $5 million USD.

    Front & Verso picture of Primalsun #! is a medium textured acrylic on canvas signed original. An early example of the cosmic x work by Jack Armstrong.  Unique, 1 of only 100 cosmic paintings in the world. Value circa $2 million in 2017..

    Front and Verso picture of Primalsun #1, one of the early acrylic on canvas cosmic paintings by Cosmic artist Jack Armstrong. It was valued at around $2 million in 2017.

    This stolen Lincoln car was customized to securely transport high-value art. The car was stolen with the art.  The paintings were extremely valuable Jack Armstrong originals. Police recovered the car only 4 months later.  The theft is still under investigation.

    This stolen Lincoln car was customized to securely transport high-value art. The car was stolen with the art. The paintings were extremely valuable Jack Armstrong originals. Police recovered the car only 4 months later. The theft is still under investigation.

    The world's most expensive motorcycle is the unique  kinetic art concept of  Robert Star and painted by Jack Armstrong in his very own Cosmic X  style. Sold originally for $3 million, it is currently back on sale at $50 million USD.

    The world's most expensive motorcycle is the unique kinetic art concept of Robert Star and painted by Jack Armstrong in his very own Cosmic X style. Sold originally for $3 million, it is currently back on sale at $50 million USD.

    Robert Star, CEO of SGI Inc., film director, and producer, conceived the Million Dollar Harley Davidson motorcycle, the world’s most expensive motorcycle. Painted by Jack Armstrong in his very own Cosmic X style, this launched him as a world-famous artist.

    Robert Star, CEO of SGI Inc., film director, and producer, conceived the Million Dollar Harley Davidson motorcycle, the world’s most expensive motorcycle. Painted by Jack Armstrong in his very own Cosmic X style, this launched him as a world-famous artist.

    The CEO of an art promotion company tells thieves to Burn the Art they stole over a year ago and explains why.

    Enter, stranger, but take heed Of what awaits the sin of greed... For those who take but do not earn, Must pay most dearly in their turn,”
    — J.K.Rowling
    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Robert Star is the CEO of Star Global International Inc, an art promotion company that self-styles itself as “Thinking out of the box.” They conceived and produced the Million Dollar Harley Davidson in 2010. This unique piece of kinetic art was painted by Cosmic Artist Jack Armstrong and launched him on the world stage. It is the world’s most expensive motorcycle. Star is telling the thieves who stole two paintings by Armstrong valued at over $7 million to either return the art to its legal owners or burn it.
    In February last year, two unique paintings were taken when thieves stole Star’s car specially customized to conceal and securely transport high-value art. The paintings were being taken to an art buyer in Beverly Hills for viewing. The police recovered the vehicle but have so far been unable to retrieve the art. Their art theft recovery unit was part of the defunding cutbacks. Last November, Star authorized a press release offering a reward for their return. He has had seven contacts from different people, all with similar stories. They know somebody who knows somebody who physically has the paintings and is trying to sell them in China. CEO Star is confident that the paintings are still in California and that the thief or thieves are misconceived and holding out for a substantial reward.
    Star explained that if anyone is caught with these unique masterpieces, they have criminal liability and, if convicted, will go to prison. He advises them to return the paintings to their owners or burn the art. I asked Star about this somewhat extreme ‘burn” advice.
    Star responded, “My advice to the thieves may not be as extreme as it first sounds. These paintings are worthless to any thief because they are both secretly coded, and Star Global must issue an original certificate of origin. No collector or investor buying million-dollar rare art wants to buy a stolen work when it is so easily recognizable. They would undoubtedly contact Star Global to confirm the legitimacy of any painting. There are only 100 of these Cosmic paintings by Armstrong, who has vowed to the world that no more than 100 will ever exist.
    His inspiration to create only 100 of these exceptional cosmic paintings came from The Black Star Sapphire of Queensland (733 cts.), a $200 million gem he believed had magical powers and specifically instructed him that no more than 100 should ever exist. He has stated that if a stolen painting is returned, he will publicly burn any canvasses to maintain the number at precisely 100. Indeed, before he founded this new art form, Cosmic Extensionalism (Cosmic X), he burned all his prior paintings.
    Artists burning their works is not as unusual as it sounds—a Fanatical Monk Inspired 15th-Century Italians to burn their art. Damien Hirst just announced he would burn thousands of his paintings. Much of his work is said to be produced by assistants. Michelangelo, the Great Sculptor, burned his sketches so there would not be any evidence of the work and processes to get there. Before moving on from his previous traditional works, John Baldessari decided in 1970 to have them destroyed. There are more examples.

    Contemporary artists, from Gerhard Richter to Bansky, have followed in the footsteps of their predecessors. Ironically, some of these artists have proved that destroying their art isn’t always defeatist or for sheer vanity but allows for liberation, which inspires new levels of creativity. However, the reason for Jack Armstrong’s commitment to publicly burn his stolen art if recovered is as unique as his art itself.

    So, it’s simple, my message to the thieves is to burn the art or turn them into a local fire station and ask them to notify law enforcement. You will keep yourself out of harm’s way. This stolen cosmic art is bad mojo. Doing the right thing, the universe will reward you.”

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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 /EINPresswire.com/ -- 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: https://www.clientron.com/en/goods.php?act=view&no=76

    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 www.clientron.com.

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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 /EINPresswire.com/ -- 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.”

    Pick up your copy of King of the World today and stay updated on Randall Coleman’s endeavors by visiting themoonabove.com.

    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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  • The Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast Recognized by the “Podcast Awards: The People’s Choice”

    The Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast has over 32 million downloads and is a finalist in the Podcast Awards in Education and Storyteller categories.

    The Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast has over 32 million downloads and is a finalist in the Podcast Awards: Education and Storyteller categories.

    Making the slate is a serious accomplishment, with more than 5.1 million listeners having cast nomination votes.”
    — Todd Cochrane, CEO Podcast Awards
    LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast launched in 2019 and currently has 185 published episodes and over 32 million downloads in over 110 countries. And just this week, the “Podcast Awards: The People’s Choice” announced that the podcast made the final slate in two categories—EDUCATION and STORYTELLER/DRAMA.

    The Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast focuses on providing an education of necessary skills and hard-won business acumen while enhancing the ability to tell or illustrate a good story. It is dedicated to providing writing tips and art advice from Contest judges, winners, bestselling authors, and industry professionals, as well as needed inspiration to the aspiring writer or artist to persevere. Each writer and artist also explains their own personal journey to success. Between all the show’s guests, there is a story that everyone can relate to and be inspired by. The podcast is based on the internationally acclaimed Writers of the Future Contest created by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983.

    “I am very honored that the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast was recognized by ‘The Podcast Awards: The People’s Choice,’” stated John Goodwin, President of Galaxy Press and the show host. Contest organizers in making the announcement noted, “Making the slate is a serious accomplishment, with more than 5.1 million listeners having cast nomination votes.” The organizers noted, “Final voting is now taking place with 20,000 of those who voted plus 500 podcasters making the final decision to be announced September 30, International Podcast Day.”

    The writing and art podcast is one of several tools made available for aspiring writers and artists by the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests. For nearly four decades—and over 900 writers and artists—L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests have discovered and nurtured a steady stream of new talent who have changed the face of science fiction and fantasy. With entrants from over 175 countries, these Contests have been providing “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged,” as per the mission statement by L. Ron Hubbard in the first volume.

    In addition to Contest winners, guests of the podcast have included such industry giants as Craig Alanson (Expeditionary Force series), Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game), Echo Chernik (Art Nouveau artist), Tom Doherty (Publisher of Tor), Bob Eggleton (winner of 11 Chesley Awards), Larry Elmore (Dragonlance artist), Hugh Howey (Silo), Larry Niven (Ringworld), Tim Powers (On Stranger Tides), Rob Prior (Spawn and Heavy Metal artist), A.G. Riddle (The Atlantis Gene), Robert J. Sawyer (WWW Trilogy), Dean Wesley Smith (Seeders Universe), Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn), Toni Weisskopf (Publisher of Baen Books), and Tom Wood (Tom Wood Fantasy Art).

    The Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast is available at http://bit.ly/SoundCloudWOTF as well as on all major platforms.

    The website, www.writersofthefuture.com, is the hub for the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests and includes the history of each awards event, all Contest judges, and how to enter the Contests. Additionally, the Forum, Blog, and Podcast are easily accessed.

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

    Tavey's cover

    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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  • Heart & Soul The Art of Cleo Mitchel

    Keep Swimming  Upstream by Cleo Mitchel

    Keep Swimming Upstream by Cleo Mitchel

    Art by Cleo Mitchel

    Art by Cleo Mitchel

    Cleo Mitchel, a self-taught award-winning abstract artist, is creating a name for herself in today's art world.

    My profound desire is to motivate and inspire my audience to practice freedom, follow their dreams and follow a path that makes them happy.”
    — Cleo Mitchel

    NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Cleo Mitchel has been awarded the ATIM's Top 60 Masters Award by ArtTour International Magazine. Originally from the United States, this Artist has earned world recognition for his striking artworks.

    Cleo Mitchel is a self-taught award-winning abstract artist whose work is making a mark in today's art world, a talented artist who has a unique germ of pouring out her heart and soul into any works of art she creates. In her paintings, Mitchel uses shapes, colors, forms, and gestural makes to produce its effect rather than attempting to accurately describe a visual reality.

    Mitchel's works are creative and phenomenal, exploring concepts of humanity and nature in innovative and compelling artistic ways. In her works, mother nature takes center stage. Mitchel cleverly captures clouds, rainbows, plants, and other natural elements in a distinctive method of playing and mixing colors. As per the artist, "Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness," Mitchel uses colors to capture joyful and peaceful moments and express a rich ambiance and happiness.

    During her creative process, there's no planning or calculation; Mitchel's approach is to let creativity instinctively lead the way. As a result, spontaneous imagery evolves as the artist naturally creates her works.

    As per the artist, her profound desire is to motivate and inspire her audience to practice freedom, follow their dreams, and follow a path that makes them happy. Cleo Mitchel is one of the upcoming artists to watch in the art industry. She is a force to reckon.

    Most recently, Mitchel's trailblazing efforts in the global art scene were acknowledged when she was among the 60 artists to receive the ATIM's Top 60 Masters Awards year 2022, published by ArtTour International Magazine, an Amazon Best-Seller book.
    This book features all artists awarded the 2022 ATIM's Top 60 Masters Awards.

    To learn more about this artist, follow her https://www.facebook.com/cleo.mitchel.56
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  • Winners Announced: 2nd Quarter Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests

    The 2nd Quarter Writers of the Future Contest volume 39 winners

    The 2nd Quarter Illustrators of the Future Contest volume 39 winners

    The Winners and Finalists are announced for the 2nd Quarter Year 39 of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests.

    The artist injects the spirit of life into a culture. And through his creative endeavors, the writer works continually to give tomorrow a new form.”
    — L. Ron Hubbard, Writers of the Future Contest creator
    HOLLYWOOD, CA, UNITED STATES, August 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests are pleased to announce the second quarter winners for its 39th year.

    For the Writers of the Future Contest, the winners for the quarter ending March 31, 2022, are:

    First Place – Devon Bohm from Connecticut
    Second Place – Arthur Manners from Great Britain
    Third Place – David Hankins from Iowa

    And for the Illustrators of the Future Contest, the winners are:

    Sarah Morrison from Massachusetts
    Ximing Luo from Maryland
    Alaya Knowlton from Florida

    Congratulations to them all! They will be published in 2023 in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 39.

    You can find the complete list of Finalists, Semi-Finalists, and Honorable Mentions at www.writersofthefuture.com/blog.

    In 1985, with the release of the first volume of the series, L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The artist injects the spirit of life into a culture. And through his creative endeavors, the writer works continually to give tomorrow a new form.” The Contest Director Joni Labaqui stated, “I am delighted to be able to announce these quarterly winners. We remain true to the direction set by Mr. Hubbard.”

    The award-winning writers and illustrators will be flown out to Hollywood for a week-long workshop with Contest judges, who are some of the biggest names in the field. Plus, a lavish awards ceremony.

    Writer judges are Kevin J. Anderson, Dr. Doug Beason, Dr. Gregory Benford, Orson Scott Card, Brian Herbert, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Nancy Kress, Katherine Kurtz, Todd McCaffrey, Rebecca Moesta, Larry Niven, Jody Lynn Nye, Dr. Nnedi Okorafor, Tim Powers, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Brandon Sanderson, Dr. Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Dean Wesley Smith, and Dr. Sean Williams.

    Illustrator judges are Echo Chernik, Lazarus Chernik, Ciruelo, Vincent Di Fate, Diane Dillon, Bob Eggleton, Craig Elliott, Larry Elmore, Laura Freas Beraha, Brittany Jackson, Val Lakey Lindahn, Stephan Martiniere, Mike Perkins, Sergey Poyarkov, Rob Prior, Dan dos Santos, Shaun Tan, Tom Wood, and Stephen Youll.
    The Contests are both free to enter and are found at www.writersofthefuture.com.

    L. Ron Hubbard initiated the Writers of the Future Writing Contest in 1983 to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future, was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for aspiring artists.

    The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 535 winners and published finalists of the Writing Contest have published over 1,900 novels and nearly 6,200 short stories. In addition, they have produced 36 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.

    The 382 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,200 illustrations, 390 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

    For more information on the writing contest and illustration contest and to see the annual awards gala, go to www.writersofthefuture.com.

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  • Galaxy Press Announces Partnership with Daintree Books in Australia

    Galaxy Press and Daintree Books have partnered to establish distribution of L. Ron Hubbard fiction and the Writers of the Future series in Australia

    Daintree Books is making L. Ron Hubbard's fiction works available throughout Australia.

    We are excited to work with Galaxy Press to bring their titles to the Australian market.”
    — Andrew La Torraca, Managing Director Daintree Distribution
    BELROSE, NSW, AUSTRALIA, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Galaxy Press is pleased to announce its partnership with Daintree Books in Australia to distribute its line of L. Ron Hubbard fiction works. “We created Galaxy Press in 2002 to oversee the publication and distribution of Mr. Hubbard’s works,” stated John Goodwin, President of Galaxy Press, from his office in Los Angeles, California. “We look forward to making Mr. Hubbard’s works available throughout Australia with our newly created relationship with Daintree Books,” he concluded.

    Andrew La Torraca, Managing Director, Educational Group Pty Ltd, and Daintree Distribution, announced, “We are excited to work with Galaxy Press to bring their titles to the Australian market.”

    The MD continued, “With the international writing contest, Writers of the Future, we should see more and more local talent getting a boost. At Daintree Books, our simple philosophy is to select informative, engaging, and imaginative books that will inspire curious young minds and embed a lifelong love of reading.”

    Australia is home to #1 New York Times bestselling author Sean Williams, Writers of the Future 1992 winner who became a Contest judge in 2003. There have been several winners over the years. In just the last few years, Australian winners have included C. Winspear (Grand Prize winner Volume 36, “The Trade”), Michael Gardner (Volume 36, “Foundations”), and J.A. Becker (Volume 38 “For the Federation”).

    La Torraca concluded, “Our aim is to bring knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm to readers. This will be a great fit.”

    The Writers of the Future Writing Contest, now in its 39th year, was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future, was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for the aspiring artist.

    The 535 past winners and published finalists of the Writing Contest have published over 1,900 novels and nearly 6,200 short stories. In addition, they have produced 36 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.

    The 382 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,200 illustrations, 390 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

    For more information about L. Ron Hubbard titles, visit galaxypress.com/l-ron-hubbard-books/. For more information about Daintree Books, visit www.daintreebooks.com.au/books/?isbn=9781619867017.

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  • The Benchmark In Sports Writing

    Over 50 Years of Peter Golenbock

    Author Peter Golenbock

    Whispers of the Gods

    10 Time New York Times Bestselling Author Peter Golenbock on His 50-year Career

    Lou Gehrig once said he was the luckiest man on the face of the earth. But I'm not sure that's true. I am."”
    — Peter Golenbock
    ST. PETERSBURG, FL, UNITED STATES, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Peter Golenbock has been providing sports fans with some of the last five decades' most popular and informative sports books.

    Whether he's covering the legacy of the Dallas Cowboys in COWBOYS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MY HEROES, chronicling the World of stock car racing & The Daytona 500 with AMERICAN ZOOM, collaborating with hockey legend Phil Esposito on THUNDER AND LIGHTNING, or cementing his place as the foremost baseball writer in the World with books like DYNASTY, BUMS, THE BRONX ZOO and BALLS, Peter Golenbock is one of the premier sports authorities on the planet.

    He not only continues to enthrall and entertain readers with recent books like VALENTINE'S WAY and WHISPERS OF THE GODS but as a go-to baseball pundit and commentator, guesting on popular shows on networks like ESPN, SPORTS GRID, and beyond.

    And he shows no sign of slowing down. Whether he's collaborating with sports icons on their memoirs, maintaining his reputation as baseball's go-to historian or playing regularly in competitive softball, Peter Golenbock continues to be a vital and important champion for the World of sports.

    "When I was at Dartmouth college, I discovered I had a gift. I had the ability to interview athletes and then tell their stories using the written word. For example, Red Rolfe, our athletic director, had been the third baseman for the Yankees in the 1920s and 1940s, and he loved it when I would come into his office and talk with him about his days with the Yankees. He'd tell me about Joe DiMaggio and Joe McCarthy, and I'd be in heaven.

    In 1972 I signed a contract with Prentice-Hall to write a book about the Yankees. I spent three years traveling the country interviewing those who played between 1949 and 1964. I interviewed Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, and many more.

    It has been 50 years since I signed that contract, and I am still writing books. Lou Gehrig once said he was the luckiest man on the face of the earth. But I'm not sure that's true. I am." - Peter Golenbock

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  • Acclaimed Sci-fi Author Calvin Fisher's New Book THE NORTHFIELD SAGA: STORMRISE Now Available For Amazon Pre-Order

    Author Calvin Fisher

    Writer's Latest Novel To Be Released August 23rd, 2022

    DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- After shocking the Sci-fi/Fantasy book system with his electric first novel THE NORTHFIELD SAGA: APOCALYPSE BOUNTY,  author Calvin Fisher returns to his dystopian world in his follow-up book, STORMRISE, slated for release August 23rd, 2022.  It is currently available for Amazon pre-order.


    Calvin Fisher has become one of the most exciting young voices in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre, with publications like Sci-Fi & Fantasy Magazine saying Mr. Fisher is an author to "Certainly keep an eye out for" and Journey Planet calling his first book "A fantastic and impressive work."

    About STORMRISE

    Mark Northfield has lost track of time. The days, weeks, and months blend while he sits in the Network's dank prison. After the detonation of Zeus's Mercy, the Network's secret device, the city is rid of the toxic gas that plagued its citizens for a decade. Yet, the death and destruction seem far from over.

    His world only darkens when a new prisoner arrives in his cell block: Geralt Salb, the leader of the Yellowbacks. He is a man that Northfield, once considered an ally, turned into a tenuous partner. His capture means that the Yellowback's rebellion against the Network has failed. With both men in the Network's possession, the organization's ultimate plan for Northfield and Geralt is set into motion. The Network stronghold in the mysterious, neon-drenched city of New Medea wants them for reasons they can't fathom. All they know is that the Network will make them pay for their actions, one way or another.

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    THE NORTHFIELD SAGA: STORMRISE is published by Headline Books.

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  • Acclaimed Sci-fi Author Calvin Fisher's New Book THE NORTHFIELD CHRONICLES: STORMRISE Now Available For Amazon Pre-Order

    Stormrise written by Calvin Fisher

    Writer's Latest Novel To Be Released August 23rd, 2022

    DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- After shocking the Sci-fi/Fantasy book system with his electric first novel THE NORTHFIELD CHRONICLES: APOCALYPSE BOUNTY,  author Calvin Fisher returns to his dystopian world in his follow-up book, STORMRISE, slated for release August 23rd, 2022.  It is currently available for Amazon pre-order.

    Calvin Fisher has become one of the most exciting young voices in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre, with publications like Sci-Fi & Fantasy Magazine saying Mr. Fisher is an author to "Certainly keep an eye out for" and Journey Planet calling his first book "A fantastic and impressive work."

    About STORMRISE

    Mark Northfield has lost track of time. The days, weeks, and months blend while he sits in the Network's dank prison. After the detonation of Zeus's Mercy, the Network's secret device, the city is rid of the toxic gas that plagued its citizens for a decade. Yet, the death and destruction seem far from over.

    His world only darkens when a new prisoner arrives in his cell block: Geralt Salb, the leader of the Yellowbacks. He is a man that Northfield, once considered an ally, turned into a tenuous partner. His capture means that the Yellowback's rebellion against the Network has failed. With both men in the Network's possession, the organization's ultimate plan for Northfield and Geralt is set into motion. The Network stronghold in the mysterious, neon-drenched city of New Medea wants them for reasons they can't fathom. All they know is that the Network will make them pay for their actions, one way or another.

    For more information, visit : https://calvinfishermedia.com/

    THE NORTHFIELD CHRONICLES: STORMRISE is published by Headline Books.

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  • Jacki Smith’s “The Big Book of Candle Magic” Reaches Amazon Best Seller Status

    Jacki Smith with her new best seller, "The Big Book of Candle Magic."

    Jacki Smith with her new best seller, "The Big Book of Candle Magic."

    FERNDALE, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, August 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Business owner, magic practitioner, and author Jacki Smith has officially written another best seller with her latest book, “The Big Book of Candle Magic.” Released on July 1st, her expert guide on the use of candles for magic and intention work made its way to the top of the charts in short order with huge numbers out of the gate and exceeding sales expectations in the weeks that followed.

    30 years in the making, “The Big Book of Candle Magic” is the definitive resource for crafting spells and manifesting intentions using various candles and combinations. It’s a comprehensive reference in which Jacki Smith shares her magical secrets with readers, enabling them to become empowered through successful spell casting. The book explains the nature of magic spells and provides examples for a wide variety of purposes including love, money, healing, and protection. Liberally punctuated with tips from "Aunt Jacki," “The Big Book of Candle Magic” leverages Smith’s many years of experience to give readers the most complete candle magic book ever written.

    “Becoming a bestseller on Amazon isn’t easy with the changes they’ve made to how books like this are categorized – fiction and nonfiction being lumped together,” said author Jacki Smith. “So, while I knew the book would do well and that it would resonate with a lot of people, I never took for granted that it would be a bestseller. It’s certainly a nice accomplishment but, much more than that, it’s great to know so many people are enjoying something I put so much heart and soul into.”

    Reviews have also been overwhelmingly positive with many experts in the field of magic giving it their enthusiastic seal of approval. Well known personalities like Dorothy Morrison, Mat Auryn, and Storm Cestavani have hailed the book as “a gift,” “a comprehensive guide,” and “transformative.”

    To learn more about “The Big Book of Candle Magic” visit https://bigbookofcandlemagic.com.

    About Jacki Smith

    Jacki Smith is the founder of Coventry Creations, an internationally known maker of spiritual products, and co-owner of Candle Wick Shoppe in Ferndale, Michigan. In 1992, Jacki was the first on the national market with her Blessed Herbal Candles, launching the intentional candle industry. She now sells her own brand of candles to hundreds of metaphysical bookshops. Visit coventrycreations.com and follow Jacki on Instagram at @coventrycandles.

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