SIDELINED FROM 1966 MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT EX-BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON PERSUADES SINGER BOB DYLAN TO STAR AT HISTORIC CONCERT FOR BANGLA DESH HALF A CENTURY AGO
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Fifty one years ago Bob Dylan made his first live appearance anywhere in two years. The event took place during ex-Beatle George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh for charity at NYC's Madison Square Garden on August 1, 1971 between two simultaneous shows.
Historian Richard Warren Lipack is releasing an image of Bob Dylan moments before Dylan's amazing comeback to the concert stage in 1971. The image was recently discovered while examining old original 35mm color transparency outtakes the photographer took during the concert 51 years ago.
Beside this, historian Lipack made a half hour long videotape with sound of the afternoon NYC concert show, for which a frame (of three deposited on Wikimedia Commons) from that video can be found on the Wikipedia and Wikiwand entries for the Concert. Despite this, the Estate of George Harrison, and son Dhani Harrison have made no effort to reach out to learn more about this historic videotape: the only videotape of the Concert in existence. Dhani Harrison, the manager for Beatle George Harrison's estate, was born in 1978, exactly seven years later to the day of his father's 1971 concert's August 1st time stamp. Some questions are raised as to the son's veracity in the honoring of his father's legacy based on Harrison's seemingly cosmic Bangla Desh Concert dated birth as opposed to Beatle John Lennon's son Sean Lennon's caesarian section birth by Yoko Ono on John Lennon's October 9th birthday in 1975.
This 1971 concert event also marked the return of George Harrison to the stage in a live concert after the Beatles last paid public performance at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966 and following the Beatles' 1970 Break-up.
Aside from these works author and historian Lipack owns and controls the copyrights to almost 500 behind-the-scenes negatives and images of the 1966 Beatles last concert tour, including the last live Beatles paid public performance ever - occurring at Candlestick Park described above. The photograph archive trove also includes images of the Original Yellow Submarine that inspired the 1968 release of the Beatles movie The Yellow Submarine two years later.
Most of the 1966 images were taken by the long defunct Datebook magazine, whose staff travelled on tour with the Beatles in 1965 and 1966, and which was the magazine that lit the bonfire against Beatle John Lennon's Beatles being "more popular than Jesus" statement of 1966.
Author Lipack was associated closely with Beatles manager Brian Epstein's mother Queenie and brother Clive Epstein in the late 1970's and early 1980's, and decided to release this important never before seen Dylan image for the historical record, as well as for fans of Bob Dylan and George Harrison, and for Bob Dylan himself.
The accompanying photo shows the great Dylan just before he mounted the performance stage at the Concert for Bangla Desh on August 1, 1971. This photo marks a 'first of its kind' in the fifty-one years since the concert was mounted.
Convincing Dylan of the significance of performing at the Concert for Bangla Desh, George Harrison persuaded Dylan to come out of semi-retirement to play classics that he hadn’t performed in years.
A few years before the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh, Dylan was knocked out of commission for a half a decade following a 1966 motorcycle accident in that placed him into semi-retirement. And his legend grew. George Harrison was in the same boat of sorts following The Beatles' demise as a live act when they mounted the stage for their final live paid concert performance at the August 29, 1966 Candlestick Park show, which author Lipack published in his 1996 book: "Epoch Moments and Secrets - John Lennon and the Beatles at the Mirror of Man's Destiny."
Dylan’s August 1, 1971 first-show afternoon comeback performance should have been flawed but instead he appeared magically on stage during the first show that day - during the afternoon show - just after this moment shown here - going on and gallantly charging forward with his music prowess as great as ever before 40,000 concert attendees in this and the later evening show.
Dylan was backed by just Harrison, piano man Leon Russell - who took up to playing Klaus Voormann's Fender Precision bass, and by former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr pacing steadfast on the tambourine. Dylan played five of his decade-defining songs from the 1960s. Dylan would take "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall", "Blowin' in the Wind", "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry", "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" and "Just Like a Woman" to their highest levels ever.
George Harrison’s "Concert For Bangladesh" became the most aggressive turning point in popular culture at the time, marking the first ever mounted star-studded charity event that would become both the model as well as setting a precedent for future charitable sponsoring concert events.
With the former Beatles guitarist’s original noble initiative employed to summon Bob Dylan out of seclusion and back into the limelight, the action allowed for Dylan to effectively round out and downright steal the show.
The photograph just discovered in the archives of historian Richard Warren Lipack after 51 years is presented here for the first time ever to commemorate the active work singer Bob Dylan has generated within the realms of music and art even to this day, fifty one years after his historic August 1, 1971 comeback appearance. Shown as the sixth person from the left Dylan stands wearing his jean jacket patiently waiting in the wings clutching his guitar with his back to the camera.
This is all as ex-Beatle George Harrison in the red dress shirt discusses last minute sound details with a technician just a few feet back away from Dylan, just before Dylan's seeming magical appearance. The fifth person from the left in the image recognizes Dylan and stares down at the great singer in apparent astonishment and amazement captured here.
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FLYING FILLIES—Engaging kids' book about female pilots in WW2 attracts early praise and makes a great choice to supplement the history curriculum.JUPITER, FL, US, July 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Attention educators, teachers, and parents! As you build your book library in schools or at home for those homeschooling their young ones, consider adding FLYING FILLIES.
Recommended by book review professionals, parents, and grandparents, this illuminating tale is a good summer read for middle grade and young adults alike. Inspired by true events, this book introduces readers to the unsung, heroic WASP—Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII. The story centers on 12-year-old cowgirl Dawn Springfield, whose admiration for the brave female pilots inspires her to pursue her dreams.
Selecting superior books for children matters now—more than ever. So, to keep it simple and sweet, here’s the takeaway for this kids’ historical novel:
Readers will discover a chapter of World War II history rarely told. FLYING FILLIES profiles inspiring, wholesome, positive role models in women who are confident, courageous, and strong. Female go-getters!
Experts and reviewers are applauding FLYING FILLIES:
“FLYING FILLIES is a top recommendation for libraries. . . . The engrossing history and psychological pull of the story bring the era and its women to life. More so than most other accounts of World War II for young readers, it connects the dots between personal passion and higher-level thinking and life experiences. . . . Advanced elementary to middle-grade readers receive an enlightening tale of World War II that focuses on the idea, training, and challenges of the WASP…” — D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"An engrossing tale of women fighting for a chance to defend their country." — Kirkus Reviews
“The WASP were some of the bravest female pilots in American history. . . . I’m delighted to see them spotlighted in this engaging historical fiction. Now children across the globe can learn about these extraordinary women through this inspiring tale.” — Lisa Taylor, Executive Director of The National WASP WWII Museum
“FLYING FILLIES is inspirational and informative—perfect for fans of historical fiction and horse lovers alike.” —The Children's Book Review
“Hui’s captivating debut portrays America’s early involvement in World War II. . . . Determination and perseverance are fundamental themes throughout this historical tale, and readers of every age will be enthralled.” — BookLife
“Loved it! A fun YA novel with some real WWII history disguised inside its pages.” — Reedsy Discovery
From the author: “Growing up in China, I longed to read engaging historical novels. But there weren’t any authentic titles available then. So I wrote FLYING FILLIES to showcase the ideals so abundantly shared amongst the Greatest Generation. The WASP of WWII personify inspiring human qualities. ”
An engaging kids' book about female pilots in WW2, this adventure tale also attracts early compliments from readers, parents, and grandparents alike. It makes a great choice to supplement the history curriculum in classrooms and homeschool book libraries.
FLYING FILLIES is available on Amazon in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle eBook at https://amzn.to/38UjL9R. Until July 31st, 2022, eBook can be purchased for only $0.99.
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An inspiring World War II historical fiction book for kids set in Sweetwater, Texas. The adventure story centers on a 12-year-old cowgirl whose friendships with the brave female pilots in WW2 show her that glass ceilings are made to be flown through.
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Christy Hui is an award-winning writer/producer for works including XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN, XIAOLIN CHRONICLES, and 9 DRAGONS TEA. Her debut novel, FLYING FILLIES, spotlights female empowerment—a theme near and dear to her heart.
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New Motorcycle Romance Release From Bestselling Author ML NystromWhat price does she have to pay to finally find her peace?”QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, July 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Hot Tree Publishing is excited to announce the new release of Clemmons, North Carolina-based author ML Nystrom and her latest novel "The Price of Peace."— Price of Peace
“It comes as no surprise that we found best-selling author ML Nystrom’s latest release utterly enthralling. With a dark romantic element and intense suspense, we know romance readers will be hooked by the motorcycle club ML Nystrom has created,” said Hot Tree CEO and Managing Editor, Becky Johnson. With themes of corruption and brotherhood, complete with a romance of epic proportions, readers will be held captive by the intense romantic connection.
“A glorious, intense, emotional, and completely beautiful book. ML Nystrom nails the genre every time,” says Hot Tree’s acquisitions editor, Kristin Scearce.
Book three in the bestselling Dutchmen MC series, "The Price of Peace" is the story of one woman's challenging journey to find peace in a brutal world. It's a multilayered story of survival and devotion, complete with a happily ever after that romance readers will rejoice.
"Those eyes stared into hers for a long moment. Something let go in her middle. He wouldn’t hurt her. She didn’t know why she thought that. There was nothing in his gaze that indicated compassion or pity or any other emotion. Snake eyes, some people might call them, but there was something that called to her.” - from “The Price of Peace”
About the author: Romantic suspense bestselling author ML Nystrom had stories in her head since she was a child. All sorts of stories of fantasy, romance, mystery, and anything else that captured her interest. A voracious reader, she’s spent many hours devouring books; therefore, she found it only fitting she should write a few herself.
ML has spent most of her life as a performing musician and band instrument repair technician, but that doesn’t mean she’s pigeon-holed into one mold. She’s been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and whatever else she felt like exploring. As one of her students said to her once, "Life’s too short to ignore the opportunities." She has no intention of ever stopping... so welcome to her story world. She hopes you enjoy it! Learn more at www.facebook.com/authorMLNystrom/.
“L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future” is now available in South Africa and endorsed by African international bestselling author Nnedi Okorafor.People get inspired to write, paint, draw, sing, sculpt, dance in many different ways.”JOHANNESBURG, GAUTANG, SOUTH AFRICA, July 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The international bestselling series, “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future,” is available in South Africa thanks to a partnership between Galaxy Press and Willow Trading SA, including Volume 37 now in stores.— Nnedi Okorafor, Writers of the Future judge
“We are pleased that fans of science fiction and fantasy can now find “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future,” beginning with Volume 37 in major retailers throughout South Africa, including Raru, Exclusive Books, Bargain Books as well as independent bookstores,” stated John Goodwin, President Galaxy Press, publisher of the fiction works of L. Ron Hubbard and the Writers of the Future series.
Cape Town artist and Illustrators of the Future winner Stephen Spinas was published in Volume 37 with his fantastical art for “The Enfield Report” by Christopher Bowthorpe. Orson Scott Card (“Ender’s Game”) provides his advice on the application of Mr. Hubbard’s article “Magic Out of a Hat.” Watch the book trailer for Volume 37 (ISBN 978-1-61986-701-7).
In a recent review of the series, the Midwest Book Review wrote, “Writers of the Future is the gold standard of emerging talent into the field of science fiction fantasy that has contributed more to the genre than any other source.”
Dr. Nnedi Okorafor is a speculative fiction novelist of Nigerian descent whose novels include “Who Fears Death” (winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel), “Akata Witch” (an Amazon.com Best Book of the Year), “Zahrah the Windseeker” (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), and “The Shadow Speaker” (winner of the Parallax Award). Her children’s book “Long Juju Man” won the Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa. Her short story “Windseekers” was published in Writers of the Future Volume 18 in 2001. She has been a Writers of the Future judge since 2013.
Okorafor provided insightful advice on writing and the value of Writers of the Future in this 11-minute interview excerpt from the Writers of the Future Podcast that you can watch. For her podcast in full, listen to Episode 86 at www.Soundcloud.com/writersofthefuture.
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 aspiring artists.
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 Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future and its various programs, visit www.writersofthefuture.com. For more information about Willow Trading SA, visit linkedin.com/company/willow-trading-sa/
Nathan Love, the studio behind Snoop Dogg and Eminem’s Bored Ape music video, and BoredJobs announce a partnership
The partnership ensures brands hiring Bored Ape NFTs have world-class creative expertise at their disposal when bringing the popular characters to lifeAs brands and clients of all types look to make world-class creative campaigns featuring Bored Ape Yacht Club characters, the demand for teams who can execute those visions will continue to rise.”SINGAPORE, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE, July 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Today, MouseBelt–an ecosystem building the future of blockchain and web3 innovation, media, and education–announced a strategic partnership between its Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT IP licensing marketplace BoredJobs.com, and Nathan Love, an award-winning animation studio located in NYC.— Patrick McLain
This partnership marks the most recent development by both companies to bring the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection into the mainstream. Most notably, Nathan Love was responsible for creating one of the most popular videos featuring Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs. On the final day of the Apefest 2022 event at NFT.NYC guests saw the premiere of this video from two celebrities who've purchased Bored Apes, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
As fans enjoyed the video created by Nathan Love, the MouseBelt team was mere days away from releasing the first version of Boredjobs.com, which would quickly become the world's largest NFT IP licensing marketplace. In the first month since launch, Boredjobs.com has seen over 1000 requests from owners who want to claim their ape and brands looking to license IP from Bored Ape owners.
"As brands and clients of all types look to make world-class creative campaigns featuring Bored Ape Yacht Club characters, the demand for teams who can execute those visions will continue to rise. The partnership between Nathan Love and BoredJobs.com will serve as the gold standard for the NFT space," says Patrick McLain, co-founder of MouseBelt.
This mutual partnership will allow both brands to focus on what each other does best. BoredJobs will focus on growing the ape owners in its catalog while bringing new brand and client deals to Nathan Love. For Nathan Love, they will leverage past expertise in helping clients such as Nickelodeon, Kellogg's, Activision/Blizzard, Coca-Cola, and music videos with Katy Perry, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg, to bring the client's ideas to life.
In discussing the partnership, Joe Burrascano, Executive Creative Director / Founder of Nathan Love, said, "Our studio is excited by the new opportunities emerging in the web3 space, as our expertise in character creation, world building and storytelling is uniquely positioned to help brands create and explore a whole new universe of potential. Having MouseBelt as a partner as we dive deeper into this world is a dream come true, and I’m eager to show the world what’s possible. ."
MouseBelt is a globally recognized full-service blockchain accelerator that works to invest in early-stage blockchain projects. Our development shop, MouseBelt Engineering - is a team of engineers who work to build out projects. Our MouseBelt University Program is one of the largest associations of student blockchain organizations globally, bringing together over 80+ institutions in 14 countries. In addition to working directly with students, we have built relationships with administrators and faculty at these institutions to drive more cross-campus and industry collaborations.
After spending the last two years working on various forms of web3 media, MouseBelt decided to create BoredJobs.com. Past media work includes interviews with crypto leaders, hosting some of the most significant web3 events, creating a crypto Hollywood docuseries, and eventually animating 100+ Bored (and Mutant) Apes resulting in some of the most popular NFT videos globally.
About Nathan Love:
Nathan Love is an independent Animation Production Company headquartered in New York City. We are passionate about character-driven storytelling, weaving heart and humor into everything we do. Our work is shaped by a diverse global roster of creative directors, each bringing their unique style and distinctive voice.
We have participated in countless animated endeavors, including projects with Nickelodeon, Kellogg's, Activision/Blizzard, Coca-Cola, and music videos with Katy Perry, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg. With an incredible team, over two decades of experience, and the support of our legendary partner, Aardman, no assignment is too big, and no idea is too small.
In The Falling Star Repairman, young Marcus learns he has a special talent and is mentored by the last falling-star repairman in the galaxy.Creating this book was a total joy! ”— Candido Bretto
PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, July 26, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Briley & Baxter Publications is thrilled to announce the release of the children’s book, The Falling Star Repairman, by author Candido Bretto, with illustrations by Maddy Moore, available on August 9, 2022, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online retailers.
As children look up into the night sky, their imaginations are illuminated by the millions of stars they see and cannot see. And thanks to young Marcus, the night sky is as bright as ever.
In The Falling Star Repairman, Marcus discovers he has special talents, even as a young boy, mentored by Elmer, the last falling-star repairman in the galaxy, Marcus uses his gifts to save all of humanity – they keep the night sky filled with starlight.
Their special friendship celebrates the power of connection, special gifts and caring for others. This beautifully illustrated book allows readers of all ages to consider the possibility they themselves may possess a hidden power that has yet to be discovered. Who knows, they might save the world someday.
“Creating this book was a total joy! The inspiration behind Elmer’s character is Elmer Mendes of Duxbury, MA,” said Bretto. “In my youth, I recall seeing Elmer perched on his bike at the First Congregational Church in Marshfield center, waving at folks and ringing his bell as they passed by.”
About the Author:
Candido Bretto is an African American/Cape Verdean American music producer, songwriter and musician. He grew up in the seaside town of Marshfield, MA in a musical family. After graduating high school, Bretto earned a Certificate of Study from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 2019, Bretto released the album Rockin’ The Secrets of Plymouth Rock, featuring 28 students from six Plymouth, MA public elementary schools. He enjoyed teaching toddler through sixth-grade music at Bay Farm Montessori Academy (BFMA) in Duxbury, MA. BFMA students enjoyed participating in drama, and Bretto enjoyed teaching them the songs they sang on stage in musicals. Earlier in his career, he landed a rewarding job at Woodward School for Girls in Quincy, MA, teaching music to grades six through twelve. It was there he saw the awesome power of music theory positively affect the lives of adolescents.
About Briley & Baxter Publications
Based in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Briley & Baxter Publications was founded by award-winning author Stacy Padula. Briley & Baxter Publications works with authors in a variety of genres, including non-fiction, young adult, children’s, science fiction, self-help and inspirational. Their books are available through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target, Walmart, iTunes and other major distributors. Each month, ten percent of publishing royalties are donated to different animal rescue organizations.
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Caezik Crypto uses blockchain technology to issue a numbered, limited edition eBook collection of Robert A. Heinlein’s THE PURSUIT OF THE PANKERAROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, USA, July 21, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Arc Manor’s Caezik Crypto and Curate.style are providing a revolutionary first-time opportunity to purchase a limited release NFT (Non-fungible Token) based eBook of renowned author Robert A. Heinlein’s rediscovered and nationally bestselling book The Pursuit of the Pankera. Known as the “dean of science fiction writers,” Heinlein’s work has enthralled fans for decades and his impact in the genre has continued long after his death.
Shahid Mahmud, founder of Caezik Crypto and Arc Manor Publishers, explains the significance of the digital offering, “Being able to take such a treasured and popular book and create the first-ever eBook on the blockchain as a collectible NFT is an honor. I can’t help but feel Heinlein would have wanted this as so much of his work centers on the possibility of future technologies.”
Arc Manor has a long tradition of utilizing the latest technologies and is excited to harness the emerging blockchain technology to bring actual books to the blockchain. While it has long been possible to publish books in digital format, there has never been a way to create collectible eBooks since it is impossible to distinguish a copy from the original. However, since blockchain technology can be used to authenticate original copies, we can use this to create a collectible eBook market—much like the extremely vibrant, multibillion dollar market for paper books.
Caezik Crypto and Curate.style are offering this first-ever NFT collectible eBook version of Robert A. Heinlein’s work with only 500 NFT copies of The Pursuit of the Pankera, each one numbered and unique. Prices start at just $30.00 each. Arc Manor invites you to be a part of this historic opportunity.
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Miss Kristin Pedderson Brings Passion For Communication To New Audience As Author Of “Clarity Over Conflict”
"Clarity Over Conflict" by Miss Kristin Pedderson reveals inspirational tools for embracing improved communication.People are bombarded every day with stimulus and can get pretty stressed out. Many shoot from the hip when communicating. It's here people experience trouble, along with escalation and confusion.”SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, July 12, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “Clarity Over Conflict” is the inspirational new book by Miss Kristin Pedderson that articulates the importance of becoming a better communicator in all aspects of life. The easy to read book is short and concise and packed with valuable information to benefit personal relationships.— Kristin Pedderson
“Clarity Over Conflict” was penned from Kristin's personal experience. Kristin’s own communication imploded at one time, causing her to question what was really happening. The trauma of the experience during this volatile relationship break-up, caused Kristin to change and recognize the skills she needed to have better communication when misunderstandings arise. Since that time, Kristin has imparted these communication techniques described in the book, to garner improved long term relationships. The tools provide a way for working through tough situations.
Kristin Pedderson states: “Every day we are bombarded with stimulus and people can get pretty stressed out. Many tend to shoot from the hip when in conflict. It is here that people experience even more trouble and especially communication escalation.” She goes on to say, "The waters can get pretty deep when an argument ensues between two individuals. Many people do not feel understood. Without knowing how to de-escalate and communicate effectively, people often walk away feeling more anger and division, versus understanding and compassion. My book is here to help people choose the better way of understanding."
Whether in the home or at work; “Clarity Over Conflict” explores the idea of facing communication issues head on. The information is intended to help people better enjoy the benefits of being understood, while listening and debating. Additionally, the book reveals important insight, providing clarity that helps to clear confusion and literally eliminate conflict.
Kristin’s writing style is fresh and forward. “Clarity Over Conflict” is the Authors third book. Her second book; "11 Sure Fire Ways To Live Large (In A World That Makes You Feel Small)” was released November 2019. And "Living Fearless (Bright Ways To Become Peaceful)" was released in 2015. Kristin has a fourth book in the works titled “365 Daily Inspirations”, which offers one subject per day that is intended to motivate readers along their way.
DREAM POP ORIGAMI: A PERMUTATIONAL MEMOIR ABOUT HAPA IDENTITY, IS AN IMAGINATIVE & POWERFUL ESSAY COLLECTION ABOUT RACIAL SELF-DISCOVERY, LOVE, & METAMORPHOSISLOS ANGELES, CA, USA, July 12, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Dream Pop Origami is a gorgeous, interactive, and engrossing lyrical memoir about hapa identity, love, travel, AAPI masculinities, and personal metamorphosis. This experimental work of creative nonfiction examines, celebrates, and complicates what it means to be Asian & white, Nisei & hapa, Midwestern & Californian, Buddhist & American, all at the same time. In this stunning collection of choose-your-own-essays and autobiographical lists, multiracial identity becomes a counterpoint of memory, language, reflection, and imagination intersecting and interweaving into a coherent tapestry of the mixed-race self. This memoir is easily one of the boldest and most original works of creative nonfiction in 2022.
“Jackson Bliss paints with words. He is the Kendrick Lamar of the literary world.”
—REGINA KING, Emmy-award-winning actress & director
“Jackson Bliss seems to have dispatched Dream Pop Origami from a future where technically adventurous nonfiction blends so perfectly with vulnerable self-discovery that it’s impossible to imagine the two functioning without each other. By intricately folding his experiences into delicate hybrid forms, Bliss has made a memoir about how to nurture the different worlds that occupy a self that is beautiful, fascinating, heartbreaking, essential.”
—JOHN D’AGATA, author of A New History of an Essay
“The crackling sound you hear is me feverishly and compulsively turning the pages of Jackson Bliss’ utterly original, genre defying riff on autobiography, memory, language and detail. It might also be Bliss himself, verbally folding and unfolding his story the way one shapes and reshapes a single piece of origami paper into any animal or object. I’m equally sure this is a magic book and that the spells all work. From an exploration of video games to Tibetan higher planes, Bliss expresses the varied ways in which the second sight of his hapa artist self animates the landscape, while taking readers on a journey through unabashed emotion, memory and a life lived with intensity and great feeling. This book is incredible.”
—MARIE MUTSUKI MOCKETT, author of American Harvest
“Jackson Bliss knows that staying alive is much harder than anyone says it is, and DREAM POP ORIGAMI moves with an exuberant voice that keeps on singing, because it knows there might not be anything on the other side of singing, and what do we have left but gameplay, lists, quizzes, graphs, and a valentine kind of love for the dying world? It’s exactly the kind of company I need right now.”
—PAUL LISICKY, author of Later: My Life at the Edge of the World
"Jackson Bliss has written a book I dreamed about my whole life. From the moment I got obsessed with Choose Your Own Adventures as a young child to my obsession with Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch in college, I always wanted a larger canon of alternate reality storytelling. Jackson not only delivers this but also gives the device the occasion of a moving memoir about identity. Dream Pop Origami is not just a book—it's a whole immersive creative experience and the good news is once you put it down you can dare yourself another go through its seemingly endless labyrinths. The more attempts I made, the more I understood why this fragmented self-portrait required the rearranging of so many mosaic tiles. Throughout it all, Jackson's story of what it means to be hapa in our world is not lost. This book is not a compromise of style and substance but a triumph of their collaboration into something definitely brilliant."
—POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR, author of Brown Album: Essays on Exile & Identity
ABOUT JACKSON BLISS
Jackson Bliss is the 2020 winner of the Noemi Press Book Award (in Prose) and the mixed-race/hapa author of Counterfactual Love Stories & Other Experiments (Noemi Press, 2021), Amnesia of June Bugs (7.13 Books, 2022), and the speculative fiction hypertext, Dukkha, My Love (2017). His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Ploughshares, Guernica, Antioch Review, ZYZZYVA, Longreads, TriQuarterly, Columbia Journal, Kenyon Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Witness, Fiction, Santa Monica Review, Boston Review, Juked, Quarterly West, Arts & Letters, Joyland, Huffington Post UK, The Daily Dot, and Multiethnic Literature in the US, among others. He is the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University and lives in LA with his wife and their two fashionably dressed dogs. Follow him on Twitter and IG: @jacksonbliss.
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DREAM POP ORIGAMI is available on July 26th, 2022 as a paperback (312 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1-956692-74-7), e-book, and audiobook. An interactive website is also available (dreampoporigami.com). Retailers and libraries can order copies through Ingram.
Betsy Scott Pens A Personal Story of Three Generations of Tragedy and HealingHUDSON, NY, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Writers come from a wide range of backgrounds and Elizabeth Jacks Scott is no exception. Known as Betsy to her family, friends, and clients, Scott has enjoyed a rewarding life as an educator, therapist, social worker, ordained minister, and owner of a Hudson Valley wedding venue as well as being a wife and mother. She now adds author to her long list of accomplishments with “Journey to Safe Harbor.”
Scott’s memoir begins with the inheritance of an old sail loft building in Tenants Harbor, Maine. The building contains the memories of six generations and Scott weaves a personal story that encompasses three of them. Beginning with her family’s trauma in Tenants Harbor, she narrates a deeply personal look at a lasting legacy that played out in India as well as Chicago's South Side.
The author's story covers the good intentions of her family that brought unintended and even tragic consequences. Her tale is one of putting service, duty, and “aiming to do good in the world” at the heart of family love. And while “Journey to Safe Harbor” showcases the tragedy and the resulting fragmentation of Scott’s family, it’s also a story of healing, reconciliation, and hope.
These days Scott, along with her husband Al, is busy owning The Hill, an estate built in 1801 and one of the most distinguished Upstate New York wedding venues. Popular with New York City couples planning a wedding in Hudson Valley, The Hill has been featured in Martha Stewart (https://www.marthastewart.com/7916188/kristy-and-marc). The historic Palladian Barn, accommodating up to 300 guests, appeals to couples looking for a wedding weekend of rustic elegance.
Scott is also the author of another memoir, “Widowhood: A Doorway to Calling and Conversion.” She and her husband divide their time between the Hudson Valley, New York City, and the coast of Maine. Between them, their family includes four children and eight grandchildren. “Journey to Safe Harbor” and “Widowhood” are both available on Amazon.
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“Stronger Than Longing” Acquired by Hot Tree Publishing, LGBTQ+ Romance Releasing Worldwide October 2022
Hot Tree Publishing Acquires Gay Small-Town Romance “Stronger Than Longing”Nerdy hearts will rejoice at this one.”QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, July 8, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Hot Tree Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of Downingtown, Pennsylvania-based author Katherine McIntyre and her next novel with Hot Tree Publishing “Stronger Than Longing,” marked for release October 22nd, 2022.— Becky Johnson, Publisher
“We love Katherine McIntyre’s Chesapeake Days series. This series has seen great success and has a following of hardcore MM romance fans clambering for book three, the final in this wonderful series. 'Stronger Than Longing' is a fun stand-alone read. Readers who delight in stories of opposites attract and single-dad romances will adore Taron and Silas’s moving journey to love,” said Hot Tree CEO and Managing Editor, Becky Johnson.
"Taran swung his head to look at the newcomer. The guy was tall and broad-chested, his motorcycle jacket fitting him to perfection, and those jeans didn’t leave much room to the imagination with the way they displayed the definition of his muscular thighs. Black ink crept up past his collar and along the side of his neck. The tattoos covered his knuckles as well and were the sort that inspired curiosity. With a wide jaw, windswept deep-mahogany hair brushing his ears, bright too-blue eyes, and thick, stunning lashes, the man was the sort of gorgeous that landed like a punch to the solar plexus." - from “Stronger Than Longing”
Silas wants one more night of distraction before his new reality sets in, and he sets his sights on Taran, his friend’s little brother who’s looking sexier than ever. It’s not like he can get in any more trouble than he’s already found himself in.
“There was a certain magic to writing the Chesapeake Days series, and I’m sad for it to draw to a close. I don’t know if it was the sleepless mania of being a parent to a newborn while I wrote these books or getting to share a place I adore, but these characters clicked for me so naturally,” said author Katherine McIntyre. “Taran was one of my all-time favorites to write, and if you’re a fan of the geek/bad boy dynamic, Silas and Taran’s story is for you. I hope you enjoy the final installment and keep your eyes peeled for the spinoff series I’m planning… more small-town charm featuring the side characters from Chesapeake Days.”
About the author: Katherine McIntyre is a feisty chick with a big attitude despite her short stature. She writes stories featuring snarky women, ragtag crews, and men with bad attitudes—and there's an equally high chance for a passionate speech thrown into the mix. As an eternal geek and tomboy who’s always stepped to her own beat, she’s made it her mission to write stories that represent the broad spectrum of people out there, from different cultures and races to all varieties of men and women.
Mom’s Choice Awards® is pleased to announce the latest products and services to earn our distinction.CHESAPEAKE, VA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Summary: Mom’s Choice Awards® is pleased to announce the latest products and services to earn our distinction. The products and services you see here have been rigorously evaluated by consumers and experts around the world and are held to the highest standards of excellence.
Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families, and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.
“Our aim is to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards®. “We are passionate about helping families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality, great value purchases. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”
This month, Mom’s Choice Awards® has selected winners in the following categories:
• Gear, Accessories & Personal Use
• Educational Products & Electronic Learning
• Apps and Software
• Children’s Picture Books
• Toys, Games & Puzzles
• Juvenile Level 1 (Ages 5 to 8)
• Juvenile Level 2 (Ages 9 to 12)
Gear, Accessories & Personal Use
• CoPiPa Toddler Pillow & Pillowcase
• Grabease Ergonomic Utensils With Hard Travel Case
• HOFISH Electric Double Breast Pump
• Sprout Ware® Sip & Straw Pocket
• HOFISH Electric Portable Breast Pump
• Grabease Double Sided Toothbrush With Stage 1 Finger Brush
Educational Products & Electronic Learning
• Toddler Learning Flashcards by Merka
Apps and Software
• Bebi Toddlers
• Mintal Tracker
Children’s Picture Books
• My Story Recordable Book
• Dash and Nikki and The Jellybean Game
• Hugo Kringle Picture Book Pack
• Mindful Moments with Maude
• Abby the Crabby Tabby: Discovers Gratitude
• Dear Daughter: From Mother To Daughter Picture Book To Build Self Esteem
• The Tortoise and the Hare
• Goldilocks and the Three Bears
• Three Little Pigs: Recordable Storybook
• Little Palm: An Earth day Celebration
• It's Not My Fault!
• Mariana Publishing Full Pack
• Ronnies Pool
• Where's My Monster?
• Why Am I Here? A Child's Book About Purpose
• Allie the Albino Squirrel
• Brown Bear & Oofie Present: The Loss of an Loved One
Toys, Games & Puzzles
• Match the Farm Animals Puzzles
• Puzzle Doubles - Glow In The Dark – Monsters
• Space Explorers 48 Piece Science Puzzle
• Underwater Explorers 48 Piece Science Puzzle
• My Comic Book
• Dino Explorers 60 Piece Science Puzzle
• Empower Empathy
• Tongues Out!
• Techno Tiles - Super Set
• Jazzminton Sport
• Trekking the National Parks Trivia
• Trekking the National Parks
Juvenile Level 1 (Ages 5 to 8)
• Clumsy Clarabelle Goes Skating
• Clumsy Clarabelle Goes to the Playground
• ARpedia: Into the Curiosity Q
• Maisley’s Moon
Juvenile Level 2 (Ages 9 to 12)
• Roosevelt Banks and the Attic of Doom
• From Panama to New York: Jacquelina's Story
• Harley James and the Mystery of the Mayan Kings
• Peace in War
To see the full list of January 2022 award-winning products, please view the full media release.
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