Disabled Child Adjusts To a Different Life in New Book

GREELEY, Colo. (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

A young boy learns to live with a disability and adjusts to being around other disabled people in Charlie Christmas (published by iUniverse), the uplifting new juvenile fiction by Suzanne K. Biggs.

Charlie Christmas tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who lost his parents and his voice in a tragic car accident. His new friends help him overcome his fears about his disability and his views of others with disabilities.

An excerpt from Charlie Christmas:

Sir, Aunt Molly said calmly, putting her arm around Charlies shoulders, when someone has lost the ability to speak, he does what he has to do to make up for it. Do you need help choosing a painting?

You do what you have to. Charlie thought about that statement. Thats what he had been doing all summer. Trying to adjust to not speaking wasnt all that easy. Getting Aunt Mollys attention seemed easy if he just whistled for her, as he would whistle for Muffin. Feeling quite ashamed of himself, he went to the customer.

Readers will want to cheer on Charlie as he makes each new discovery about the world of disabilities, Biggs writes. The book is serious, funny and sometimes sad.

About the Author

Suzanne K. Biggs is an assembly technician by trade. She has completed several courses at Institute of Childrens Literature and has previously published Grandma Jos Diary: The Case of the Forgotten Room. Biggs resides in northern Colorado with her husband.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Readers Choice, Rising Star and Editors Choice designationsself-publishings only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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    Outdoor Sculpture and Art Event Presented by Architecture for Art.

    Hillsdale, NY (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

    CLEARING – an outdoor Art and Sculpture Event featuring Kathleen Jacobs latest work is taking place in an event put on by A for A is taking place on September 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Overlook Orchard. For more information and directions please visit http://www.ArchitectureforArt.com.

    In the hills overlooking Catamount in the NY Berkshire Mountains, view Kathleen Jacobs’ latest works in the Overlook Orchard at A for A. This is the opening day of a year long piece.

    The natural landscape that surrounds us is the result of epic battles between the elements. Ancient ancestors recognized these forces at play and in mythopoeic language captured the essence in story and symbol. In almost every culture the origin story involves forces of nature. Water in particular. Kathleens paintings have a quality of presence that recognizes the unifying flow that connects the trees, roots in the earth, wind, rain, clouds, sky and human experience. Kathleen brings the exhibit out from the confines of a gallery into the field and unfolds it like a partially visible tent. A constellation of canvas fragments draw the observers gaze from one place to another, creating a unique geometry that evokes the shape of a semi sphere, gently enveloping the space of the meadow. As Kathleen focuses on a micro scale of the landscape, tree bark texture, she reveals the macro scale of the dynamic flow of patterns that surround us. While viewing the installation, the spectator is reminded of the notion that resonates in many myths: Everything is interconnected. We are surrounded by the continually unfolding terrain of an origin story. – Grigori Fateyev

    Interview with Kathleen Jacobs and A.T. Mann, author of “Sacred Landscapes”:

    a.t. mann: Your paintings seem to show movement and flow in their form?

    kathleen jacobs: The barks movement reflects the flow trend in both air and water. This trend is found throughout the natural world in sky, water, land and our own bodies, a fascinating subject which has been debated for centuries. I fly a small plane most days and pass much time observing the sky and weather. My recent work reflects this. Bark, unlike sky, is a stationary solid workable template. I make multiple rubbings on canvas using the trees wood grain as my plate, as one would do with a print. I layer images to create depth. After extracting the canvas from the last tree, I stretch it as a horizontal. This process takes up to six months.

    atm: Are changes of scale important to you in your paintings?

    kj: Initially I made small paintings, they were practical to store and allowed me to work on many at the same time. The largest paintings were one meter by one meter. I am now working on a group of very large paintings, which will be shown in Beijing in 2013. The gallery is quite large and affords me the opportunity to make works of a bigger scale.

    atm: You must be learning a lot about trees making these paintings?

    kj: Different species have different grain. I have learned which grain will create the effect I am looking for in this particular series. Each of these paintings demands great care and the exercise is similar to working on multiple plate prints.

    atm: How long a process has it been in your mind, which has led to your current work?

    kj: I started making traditional landscape paintings of trees in 1988. I moved on to experiment with making paper rubbings of the bark. At the same time I was studying a 4000 year old text which was made from a rubbing of stone. My practice of calligraphy was of this text. The paper I used was too fragile for rubbing on bark, so I began to experiment with canvas. Eventually, I installed 20 canvases on trees in an aspen grove. I worked on these paintings over a ten year period. The paintings processed in ways that were unimaginable to me at the onset. I

    was amazed and delighted as the paintings aged and weathered. This patina became an intricate part of the process. The paintings, which comprise the Clearing will stay in situ for a year.

    atm: How did you title the piece?

    kj: In traditional Chinese painting, poems are inscribed on the paintings, which reflect on, contrast, or relate to the visual images portrayed in the works. Clearing refers physically to the making of a clearing; defining its boundaries. I participated in the act of actually rescuing (clearing) an old walnut orchard and making the paintings which delineated it boundaries; both geographically and spiritually. Clearing refers to the above act, which cleared both my head and my palette. The artist has combined painting and sculpture in this amazing environment, creating dozens of unique outdoor works, integrating the land, the trees and the sky.

    Kathleen Jacobs has worked extensively in Italy, China and Aspen, CO. Her work is influenced by print techniques from the Gemini Studio, Chinese Calligraphy rubbings and Japanese Woodcuts.

    Enjoy the art and the view in this out of doors exhibit.

    Presented by AforA, where Art meets Space.

    Sunday at 2-6 pm, September 30th 2012

    Architecture for Art

    184 Overlook Drive Hillsdale, NY 12529

    Phone: 518 325 1022

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      Diabetes Increases The Risk Of Long-Term Health Complications MedTrakker Introduces Diabetes Trakker, A Simple Compact Way To Manage Personal Medical Records By Author Amber Bowden

      Winchester, VA (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

      Finally an easy way to keep all medical records in one place. Diabetes Trakker is a wonderful, easy to use personal medical record keeper to help manage Diabetes. Diabetes can cause so many health complications, such as damage to the small blood vessels, damage to the retina of the yes, reduced vision, potential blindness, damage to the kidneys, damage to the nervous system and vascular disease of the legs and feet. A patient needs all the help they can get to manage diabetes and its complications accurately. The more informed a patient or a caregiver is, the more effective treatment becomes.

      Its essential learn about the risk factors associated with diabetes and how to avoid complications, when to start diabetes screening, and conditions that can develop as a result of diabetes and how to treat them. This personal medical record keeper has a section to keep a daily food diary, a weight record and a daily exercise log for patients to monitor physical condition and maintain the best possible health at all times.

      I decided after all the difficulty I had in managing my husbands Diabetes that I wanted to create a way to make it easier for anyone else faced with trying to compile medical records and personal information about their loved one, said Author Amber Bowden. There are so many things to monitor when caring for a diabetes patient. Not only does Diabetes Trakker have a place to record appointments, information about medications, side effects and benefits, log tests and procedures, manage blood glucose testing and insulin records, dialysis regimens but it also has a section to record life matters.

      Medical record keeping is just one facet of the information needed to care for a loved one, the personal information that sometimes only the patient themselves know is another. With Diabetes Trakker personal health information can be recorded in one place to take the complication out of figuring everything out. Record information such as the locations of bank accounts, safe deposit boxes, insurance policy info, automobile titles, birth and death certificates, power of attorney, divorce papers, last will and testament, and important contacts, such as lawyers, family physician, funeral home, cemetery plot information, executor, stock brokers, etc. All this information is crucial and if its all in one place, an already stressful situation can be lessened quite a bit especially when the number one focus should be care, not worrying about record keeping details.

      Diabetes Trakker provides a section to record health provider comments, and a large section to record insurance information. Anyone who has been involved with a chronic illness understands that insurance can be one of the most frustrating parts of medical care. There are so many variables when deciphering covered and non-covered procedures. There are insurance tips and pages to record discussions with insurance agents and a place to take notes for future reference.

      You can find Diabetes Medical Organizer exclusively online at MedTrakker.com. Author Amber Bowden is available for speaking events, book signings and expert quotes and can be reached at Linked and on Twitter to answer further questions regarding the whole family of MedTrakker Personal Medical Record Organizers.

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        Manny Pacquiao Tickets On Sale Friday, Sept. 28: Big News, Boxing Fans! Tickets Now Available For December 8th Fight In Las Vegas. Boxing Fans Can Purchase Affordable Manny Pacquiao Fight Tickets At BargainSeatsOnline.com.

        Brookfield, WI (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

        It is certain that Manny Pacquiao tickets will sell quickly, and boxing fans will want to claim their tickets before they sell out. The big event takes place on the 8th of December, and the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will host the fight. The two boxers have faced each other three previous times, and their fourth fight promises to be quite a challenge. Sports fans seeking Pacquiao fight tickets will find them at varying prices, but reasonably priced tickets are available and should be obtained before they completely sell out. Fans should also take note that Juan Manuel Marquez tickets are also being sold at prices that are economical for those who do not have a great deal of money to invest in tickets.

        Manny Pacquiao is known for his professional boxing expertise, but he is also an actor, singer and politician. He has appeared in a number of films and television shows and has also released albums. The pro boxer has won an impressive number of awards and titles, including ten world titles, and is the first world champion of eight divisions. Manny Pacquiao is also the first fighter to be honored with the Lineal Championship in four weight classes. For a long period of time, he was recognized by a number of news and boxing websites as the best pound-for-pound boxer around the world.

        Since the upcoming December 8th event is the fourth matchup between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, it promises to be a very interesting fight. Many boxing fans will be eager to obtain tickets but will also be pleased to save money on the event. It will be worthwhile to seek out the best deals on Pacquiao fight tickets rather than overspending on seats. Once tickets are gone, sports aficionados will miss out on the excitement of watching two professional boxers in a live match.

        Many tickets for a variety of events can be purchased affordably at BargainSeatsOnline.com. Sports fans will find economical boxing tickets and will also have numerous cheap football tickets from which to choose. Since football season is here, 49ers tickets are going to sell quickly. Football fans in The Big Apple area are seeking New York Jets tickets at prices that will not break the bank. The website at BargainSeatsOnline.com is safe and secure. Customers can make their transactions with complete confidence and purchase Manny Pacquiao tickets with a satisfaction guarantee.

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          Study with Friends – Now With New Content, PrepZilla Makes Mobile Test Prep Fun

          Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) September 29, 2012

          Can you imagine a world in which students actually enjoy prepping for exams? Here at gWhiz, we can. We have, quite literally, turned test prep into a game with our innovative mobile test prep app, PrepZilla. Using a multi-player game play approach, we offer users the opportunity to study high-value content on their own or invite a friend or friends to play along.

          As PrepZilla gains popularity, the library of test prep content available for download continues to grow. With over 32 current titles available from leading educational publishers including McGraw-Hill, Barron’s, CCI and Florida Virtual School (FLVS), users have a broad choice of subjects. Our most recent additions to the PrepZilla library include McGraw-Hills 5 Steps to a 5 AP Calculus, AP European History, AP Physics and AP Statistics as well as FLVS AP English Literature, with more titles to come. Each topic comes with a complimentary set of questions and is expandable to many more via in-app purchase.

          With PrepZillas expanding library, users are sure to find test prep content that they can use, remarks gWhiz founder, Kevin Reville. PrepZilla offers a unique way for students to master challenging material (or even fun trivia) while engaging in a level of healthy competition among friends.

          PrepZillas game model adds a new twist to traditional mobile test prep, proving addictively engaging to students of all ages and from all walks of life. Whether users want to prepare for an exam or just pass the time with a friendly match-up, this iOS app fits the bill. No other test prep app on the market today can compare. PrepZilla makes studying fun, seriously.

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          Launched in 2008, gWhiz has established itself as a leading provider of engaging mobile educational applications. The company is focused on developing innovative educational software to foster a lifetime of learning for professionals and students of all ages. With hundreds of titles currently available on many platforms including the Apple’s iOS devices, Android (including the Kindle Fire and Nook), BlackBerry, and Netbooks, the companys depth of experience is unmatched in the industry. gWhiz believes that contemporary mobile technology provides a unique opportunity to offer powerful, entertaining, on-the-go learning and student collaboration tools. For more information, go to http://www.gwhizmobile.com or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.

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            Blossom Garden of Alameda Set for Moonlight Hideaway Auction Gala Benefiting Childrens Hospital of Oakland

            Alameda, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2012

            Blossom Garden of Alameda (http://www.blossomgardenalameda.com) is putting on final touches to their annual gala event benefiting Childrens Hospital and Research Center Oakland set for Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the historic Alameda Hotel with doors opening at 6pm.

            Guests will be treated to an evening of wining and dining Hollywood Glam style with live music provided by the Frisky Frolics, a tin pan alley band, and DJ by the Bay capping off a night of dancing. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and entertainment will all reflect an era remembered for its style, elegance and fun. It will be the last time the Hotel will host an evening event and is expected to be quite memorable.

            This years event will help celebrate the Hospitals 100 Year Anniversary and we have been planning special surprises that are sure to delight our guests, says Blossom Garden President Heather Tega. Most of us here in Alameda, have been effected by the Childrens Hospital directly in some way. As the only independent not-for-profit regional medical center for children in Northern California, they provide so many services for so many youth, it feels really good to show how Alamedans can come together for a rare opportunity to dress up, mingle, dance, have fun, and give back.

            One Toyota of Oakland has stepped up as this years title sponsor, along with Karin Fox of Harbor Bay Realty, McGuire and Hester, Richard and Susan Sheratt, Parker & Sears Orthodontics, Charles Schwab, Claremont Behavioral Services and Mermaid Series. Auction items include vacation getaways, private flights, interior design consultations and even two puppies. Event organizers are seeking additional sponsors and donations to make the event a success. If you would like to become a sponsor or donate, please visit the Blossom Garden website http://www.blossomgardenalameda.com for contact information.

            Guests may purchase reduced price tickets online for $ 75 at the Blossom Garden Website. Tickets include the price of dinner and entertainment. Seating is limited and is expected to sell out early.

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              Faith and Hard Work Lead to Success in Christian Memoir

              ST. GEORGES, Manitoba (PRWEB) October 02, 2012

              When asked to describe his book Rising from the Dark Side of Life: One Mans Spiritual Journey from Fear to Enlightenment (published by iUniverse), author Joseph C. Plourde says, It is the story of my life, from ruin to success.

              Plourde dives into Rising from the Dark Side of Life with the intention of shedding light on his most cherished as well as most haunting memories. It traces his experiences in life, covering such momentous events as nearly freezing to death, coming close to starving, and, as he says, fighting a demon that wanted my soul so bad that it wouldnt quit until it was defeated by the grace of God to whom I was calling upon for my rescue.

              Plourde discusses his life after he became a Christian, describing the transformation as a rescue in which life became brighter and easier and he began to live with purpose, peace and clarity.

              Plourde hopes readers find some hope and encouragement in Rising from the Dark Side of Life. He says, My book is a true and very helpful book for many people all over the world that have problems that they cant solve by themselves without some kind of help. This book shows them the way to deal with their problems and get rid of them for ever.

              Ultimately, Plourde hopes readers find inspiration in his life while reading about his triumphs which he credits to the power of faith, hard work and perseverance.

              About the Author

              Joseph C. Plourde has been a Christian since the early 1980s and is the author of Both Feet on the Spiritual Path. He enjoys his work as a carpenter, plumber, preacher, and writer, and is living a happy life in the village of St. Georges, Manitoba.

              iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Readers Choice, Rising Star and Editors Choice designationsself-publishings only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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                New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer Supports Change in Admission Test Policy at Citys Elite Public High Schools Following Allegations of Race Discrimination

                New York, New York (PRWEB) October 02, 2012

                A coalition of educational and civil rights groups alleged discriminatory admission practices at the citys elite high schools, reported The New York Times (9/28/12). New York civil rights lawyer David Perecman agreed that New York Citys single-test admittance policy may have excluded black and Hispanic students from the Citys most selective high schools.

                If a policy appears to be discriminatory, it is worth taking another look at. All students should have an equal and fair opportunity to succeed in New York, said civil rights lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm.

                At the center of the controversy is the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). This test is the sole criterion for admission to eight specialized schools in New York City, including Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan and the Bronx High School of Science. Quite simply, if a student scores high enough on the test, that student would be admitted to a top school regardless of whether he or she achieved straight As in the past or demonstrated other high academic potential.

                Of the students who took the test and scored high enough to receive offers from one of the top schools this year, close to 31% of white students and 35% of Asian students were offered a seat, compared with just 6% of black and Latino students combined, according to the NYT. For further comparison, 70 % of the citys public school students are black and Hispanic.

                Its hard to believe that only six percent of Latino and African American students are smart enough to be accepted into an elite city high school, said Perecman, a civil rights violation lawyer in New York for over 30 years.

                The admissions policies may violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, said lawyers at The Perecman Firm.

                To correct the racial imbalance, several initiatives were being considered, The New York Times reported. These initiatives include a free test-preparation course aimed at poor and minority students and-or the addition of other factors into the decision making, including grades, teacher recommendations, essays and interviews. The latter follows the example of other selective schools across the country.

                Also at issue, is a lack of conclusive data showing the test predicts a students success, said NYT.

                Individuals who believe they have been victims of a New York civil rights violation including racial discrimination can contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.

                About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

                For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including race discrimination and religious harassment. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition” for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.

                The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $ 15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $ 5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $ 40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.

                The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.

                **later settled while on appeal for $ 7.940 million

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                  The Original Publisher Of Fifty Shades Of Grey Is Set To Release MORE, A Young Adult Romance With A Paranormal Twist

                  Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) October 02, 2012

                  T.M. Franklin wanted to create a unique story that would transport her readers to that place of dreams and wonderment that we often leave behind as we become adults. I think everybody thought maybe they had super powers when they were kids. We all had that moment when we just knew we could fly or make things move with our minds if we only tried hard enough. I wanted to write a story where it was true. says Franklin.

                  Ava Michaels used to think she was special. As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers . . . making things happen. But Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn’t so bad after all.

                  Now a young college student, Ava meets Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man whos supposed to help her pass Physics, but in reality has another mission in mind. What he shows Ava challenges her view of the world, shaking it to its very core. Because Caleb isn’t quite what he seems. In fact, he’s not entirely human, and he’s not the only one.

                  Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bound to protect humans, but only after protecting their own secretssecrets they fear Ava may expose. Fighting to survive, Ava soon learns she’s not actually normal . . . she’s not even just special.

                  She’s a little bit more.

                  MORE by T.M. Franklin is a young adult, paranormal romance that was inspired by little known biblical events. The concept for the storyline came from references to the mysterious Nephilim in the book of Genesis, says Franklin. It says sons of God went to daughters of men and had children with them. This reference is right before God decides to do away with the wickedness in the world with the Great Flood. It was the idea of these sons of God being punished for their intimacy with humans that led to the idea of the Race and the Half-Breeds.

                  MORE by T.M. Franklin promises to whisk her readers away from the daily grind as the mind plays in the magical world Franklin has created. This first book in a planned trilogy will leave the audience longing for MORE. Themes that are explored in MORE are:

                  Being willing to stand up for what is right, even if it goes against what you were raised to believe.

                  There is a strength within each of us, even if were not aware of it. If we can find a way to tap that strength, we can make a difference.

                  Prejudice and fear go hand in hand, and even the most advanced societies must deal with both.

                  About the Author:

                  T.M. Franklin started out her career writing non-fiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. After writing and unsuccessfully querying a novel that she now admits, is not that great, she decided to follow the advice of one of the agents who turned her downwrite some more and get better at it. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days.

                  She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Mike, is mom to two boys, Justin and Ryan, and has an enormous black dog named Rocky whos always lying nearby while shes writing. Whether hes soothed by the clicking of the computer keys or just waiting for someone to rub his belly is up for debate.

                  Website: T.M. Franklin can be found on The Writers Coffee Shop as well as her website, http://www.tmfranklin.com.

                  About the Publisher:

                  The Writers Coffee Shop Publishing (TWCS) House is an up-and-coming independent publisher based in New South Wales, Australia. They recently gained a great deal of attention with Fifty Shades of Grey, the international literary sensation they released in June 2011 and is now represented by Random House.

                  Launched in October 2010 with the vision of working alongside talented authors while providing quality e-books to the growing marketplace, TWCS publishes a wide rage of fiction titles and is sure to have something for any appetite.

                  Website: http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/

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                    Hail to the Chiefs: A Novel About Life, Love and Soccer – Winner of iUniverse Editors Choice Award

                    San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) October 03, 2012

                    Hail to the Chiefs (iUniverse, August 2012) a new novel hitting the shelves, is a book that author Stephen Poppoon has been waiting to write, in one way or another, for forty years. The story behind the novel began long ago, when he and a group of fellow teammates looked to change soccer on a college campus, and in turn changed themselves. It was on the field and off – that forever transformed the way they saw the world. In Hail to the Chiefs, there is a connection to an earlier time and place, a college rich in traditions, and characters learning to become men. Readers are invited to read the first chapter at http://stevepoppoonauthor.com.

                    In Hail to the Chiefs, it is 1969 and five outstanding high school soccer players have enrolled at Bainbridge University, where football is everything and soccer has only just become a varsity sport. The new coach has never played the sport, the upcoming schedule is killer, and the team has only won two games in the past year. Life is about to become very challenging for five college freshman used to being winners.

                    Andrew Paxton, a leader on the former high school soccer powerhouse, is now sharing a dorm room with his best friend and star teammate, Brian Barrett, who has chosen Bainbridge to put behind him the breakup with his girlfriend. But trouble soon brews when Barrett clashes with the coach and members of the football team. Paxton, ever loyal to his best friend, has silently and agonizingly carried a torch for Barretts ex-girlfriend for years. Meanwhile, the soccer team faces one hurdle after another after Barrett threatens to quit, the team loses one of its stars, and the coachs inexperience becomes painfully obvious.

                    During a time when soccer was still in its infancy in the United States, the players must try to turn around a losing college program and, in the process, come to grips with the realities of friendship and love.

                    Captivating, enthralling and at times subtle, Poppoon has crafted a compelling story that tests the bonds of friendship, trust, and community, and just how fragile they can be. It is now available to purchase on all major e-retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ebookstore, iUniverse and on its own hub http://stevepoppoonauthor.com.

                    All book royalties from the Hail to the Chiefs will go to the Military Warriors Support Foundation http://www.militarywarriors.org.

                    In 2013, look for more novels by Stephen James Poppoon.

                    About the author:

                    STEPHEN JAMES POPPOON is a graduate of Wittenberg University and Syracuse University College of Law. A longtime soccer player and fan, he has been an active proponent of the sport as great exercise for children and adults. He resides in San Antonio, Texas, where he finances and develops multifamily properties. For more information visit http://stevepoppoonauthor.com and follow on facebook.com/hailtothechiefsbook.

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                    Hail to the Chiefs

                    Fiction-Literature & Sports

                    By Stephen James Poppoon

                    Published by: iUniverse

                    Published: August 2012, 384 pages

                    Price: ebook $ 3.99 USD

                    Paperback: $ 19.80

                    Hardcover: $ 31.95

                    ISBN-10: 1475928769

                    ISBN-13: 978-1475928761


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