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Hope Prevails – January 29, 2020

Join us with authors Donna Cariello, Deborah Burnes, and Tracy Auerbach.

Donna Cariello, author of “Ambassadors of Hope” – Years ago, Donna Cariello heard an inner voice telling her to write a book about the people who have crossed her path, that have made a difference. Within these pages are just some of those real-life stories of amazing people and their life experiences sparked by unseen strength. This book inspires, raises awareness and spreads goodness in commUNITY.
Ambassadors of HOPE is the light that today’s world needs—a spotlight on those who make a choice every day to be ambassadors for what they believe in.
Within each story, the reader will learn to:
Step Up To The Plate: find a cause or mission to make a difference
Listen With Your Heart: understand your purpose in the big picture
Spark A Call To Action: help others allowing good deeds to spill over into your life
Be A Role Model: talk the talk and walk the walk, as actions speak louder than words
Pay It Forward: use your time, talent, money and resources to impact others positively
Together We Can Spark The HOPE Movement!

www.thelongislandway.com

Deborah Burns, author of “Saturday’s Child” – An only child, Deborah Burns grew up in prim 1950s America in the shadow of her beautiful, unconventional, rule-breaking mother, Dorothy―a red-haired beauty who looked like Rita Hayworth and skirted norms with a style and flair that made her the darling of men and women alike. Married to the son of a renowned Italian family with ties to the underworld, Dorothy fervently eschewed motherhood and domesticity, turning Deborah over to her spinster aunts to raise while she was the star of a vibrant social life. As a child, Deborah revered her charismatic mother, but Dorothy was a woman full of secrets with a troubled past―a mistress of illusion whose love seemed just out of her daughter’s grasp.

In vivid, lyrical prose, Saturday’s Child tells the story of Deborah’s eccentric upbringing and her quest in midlife, long after her parents’ death, to uncover the truth about her mother and their complex relationship. No longer under the spell of her maternal goddess, but still caught in a wrenching cycle of love and longing, Deborah must finally confront the reality of her mother’s legacy―and finally claim her own.

Tracy Auerbach, author of “Sons of Fire” – When Keegan’s father, the Demon King of Fire, attempted to produce an heir, a surge of light energy interrupted the process. One tiny piece of the newly forming demon broke off. That piece is Keegan. For years, he has attempted to lay low, watching from the shadows while his monstrous brother Aidan, the true Prince of Fire, is groomed for the throne.

Keegan’s shaky status quo is shattered when one of his father’s power-plays goes horribly wrong. He is cast to Earth and forced to work with a suddenly powerless Aidan. The two brothers must cooperate to complete an impossible task and avoid being cast forever into the abyss. As if having to spend time with his beastly other half wasn’t bad enough, Keegan must adapt to living on Earth, wielding his new human vessel, and dealing with his demonic appetite without harming the human creatures for whom he has always cared.

As Keegan and Aidan work to save themselves, questions arise. What exactly was the King of Fire up to, that sparked their Master’s interest enough to cast them from the Demon Realm? Can Aidan be trusted in his new human form, complete with emotions, or is he the same unfeeling creature he’s always been? And why are so many demons suddenly invested in the outcome of the brothers’ trial? The only thing Keegan knows for certain is that whether he succeeds or fails at the task, the consequences for the Demon Realm and for Earth itself will be catastrophic.

https://tracyauerbach.com/

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A New Beginning to a New Year – January 15, 2020

Join us with authors Bernadette Walsh, Pastor Nancy Rakoczy, and Jack Bilello  – “A New Beginning to a New Year”

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Bernadette Walsh, author of “Johnny Be Good” – Peggy Lynch has too many children and too much to do. Unlike the pampered wives in her affluent Long Island suburb, Peggy’s not married to a doctor or a lawyer. She’s married to an uneducated Irish immigrant twelve years her junior and has to work two jobs to help make ends meet. In between the carpools, the laundry, and the food shopping, she also has to make sure her youngest son takes his ADHD medicine so he doesn’t flunk out of high school. Maybe if her lazy husband would get off his ass and help around the house, she’d have time to connect with her children and be the type of mother they deserve. But Peggy lacks that luxury because if it wasn’t for her, the whole family would fall to pieces. www.bernadettewalsh.com

Years have passed since Peggy ruled the house and Veronica is no longer her mother’s obedient little girl. Moving into her childhood home with her husband and infant twins, she’s starting a new life and should finally be happy. Right? Wrong.

While cleaning out her old bedroom, Veronica finds a letter from her deceased mother. If Veronica were smart she’d burn it and leave her family secrets buried with the dead. But as her mother so often said, Veronica’s never been that smart.

She rips open the envelope and proves her mother right…

Pastor Nancy Rakoczy, contributor to “T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Theology and Climate Change”  The T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Theology and Climate Change entails a wide-ranging conversation between Christian theology and various other discourses on climate change. Given the far-reaching complicity of “North Atlantic Christianity” in anthropogenic climate change, the question is whether it can still collaborate with and contribute to ongoing mitigation and adaptation efforts. The main essays in this volume are written by leading scholars from within North Atlantic Christianity and addressed primarily to readers in the same context; these essays are critically engaged by respondents situated in other geographic regions, minority communities, non-Christian traditions, or non-theological disciplines.

Structured in seven main parts, the handbook explores: 1) the need for collaboration with disciplines outside of Christian theology to address climate change; 2) the need to find common moral ground for such collaboration; 3) the difficulties posed by collaborating with other Christian traditions from within; 4) the questions that emerge from such collaboration for understanding the story of God’s work; and 5) God’s identity and character; 6) the implications of such collaboration for ecclesial praxis; and 7) concluding reflections examining whether this volume does justice to issues of race, gender, class, other animals, religious diversity, geographical divides and carbon mitigation.

This rich ecumenical, cross-cultural conversation provides a comprehensive and in-depth engagement with the theological and moral challenges raised by anthropogenic climate change.

Jack Bilello, author of “Bonds of War” – Jesse VanTwelves kept his “rendezvous with destiny” during the savage, furious sea battle for Guadalcanal in November, 1942. Still plagued by the demons of the war, Jesse is tormented by the knowledge that out of seven hundred men aboard his ship, The USS Juneau, he is one of ten to have survived the instantaneous destruction of his ship and the most brutal, intense suffering imaginable.
Consequently, he has failed his only son, Donnie, himself hounded by the dark shadows of the Vietnam conflict. Father and son, in conflict, can’t escape their feelings of defeat, failure and guilt.
Jesse revisits the heartland, Waterloo, Iowa, for a re-dedication ceremony. There, via a flashback, he gives the present the slip and revisits the past. He returns to the fullness, spontaneity and goodness of beginning and learns some important truths about himself, his buddies, the fallen, and above all, his son Donnie.

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As The Page Turns – December 18, 2019

Join us with authors Mark Lord, Joel Harris and Bob Verneuille “As the Page Turns”.

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Mark Lord, author of “The Theater and I: A Chat with Facebook Friends” –  Must the show always go on? How do you feel about blind casting? What one piece of theatrical memorabilia would you most like to own? Have you ever thought about how YOU might answer each of these questions? Each week, for nearly two years, one theater aficionado and his diverse circle of friends have taken to social media to offer their thoughts on these and other (sometimes) burning issues. The most memorable comments–some surprising, some poignant, some hilarious—have been compiled here, combining for an insightful look into the always intriguing world of the theater. Interwoven throughout the questions and answers is the compelling true story of how a single night at the theater changed a man’s life forever, along with some one-of-a-kind encounters with the likes of Harold Prince and Ethel Merman. Who could ask for anything more?

Joel Harris, author of “Public Parts” – A failed escape? Or a Mob hit arranged by crime boss Meyer Lansky to silence him and save Lepke Buchalter, Bugsy Siegel and Albert Anastasia from the electric chair? Either way, Murder Incorporated hitman turned major crime snitch Abe “Kid Twist” Reles, “the pigeon who could sing but not fly,” encountered the one law he could not evade: The Law of Gravity. Thirty years later in the early 1970s, Larry Levine takes over at PUBLIC AUTO PARTS, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, when his father is forced into abrupt retirement in Florida to avoid questions about the demise of his old friend, Reles. Someone is talking. Larry knows a little of his father’s link to the Mob, but not nearly enough, as he is left to face a relentless police detective, John Mannion, who wants answers and an equally relentless Mob boss, Carmine, who wants cooperation. While trying to protect his father, end Mob sway at Public Parts, deal with Laurie, his dissatisfied wife, and Ann Riordan, his new, beautiful, and enigmatic young assistant, the business burns to the ground. Indicted for arson and other charges, he is defended by Brownsville’s own Harvard trained Bernie the Attorney, once a renowned Mob mouthpiece, now turned Orthodox Rabbi, whose time has long past. Ultimately, Larry’s fate is in the hands of his assistant, whose reluctant testimony about the extent of their relationship and where they were on the night of the fire could save Larry from prison but could also destroy her engagement and his marriage.

PUBLIC PARTS is a black comedy of corruption and error cloaking a classic tale of love and betrayal, death and redemption; a might-be-true legend of its time and place, and Larry is the last man able to tell the tale.

Bob Verneuille, author of “One Thousand Days” – A long-ago walk on Lucas Brook remembered . . . a time when life was unambiguous . . . the certainty of youth . . . a path followed . . . discovery . . . the betrayal of false friends . . . a certainty eroded. Sometimes, reaching back far enough to a time of certainty can help you understand who you are in the present, and maybe who you’re not. At times I felt as though I was in the mindset of my earlier self and at others like a stranger in a strange land. Was it a dream; a reality; a butterfly or a man? This story is about the end of an era, as viewed through the lives of a few Long Island youths living on a mountain at the end of Vermont”s communal movement. There, they chance upon a historical discovery, find an unknown old-growth forest and encounter the world’s largest cannon—so this a historical novel. But these tales are based on memories and are as accurate as four-decade-old memories can be. Remembrances although culled over several years, are rarely stored in volumes; they are just snippets, sometimes triggering new memories. Maybe this is a memoir. Yet as memories fill in, the influence of a muse is not always clear, as descriptive fiction is added linking it all together. I confess a small portion has been influenced by extreme creative license. So, perhaps this is a straight-up fiction. Especially since all of the names have been changed. Besides some fiction will provide cover for those who want it. Either way, enjoy the ride.

 

 

 

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Words To Inspire You – December 4, 2019

Join us with authors Janet Rudolph, Elaine Donadio, and Nicholas Shatarah with “Words to Inspire”.

Janet Rudolph, author of “When Moses Was a Shaman, When Eve Was a Goddess: A Shamanic View of the Bible, and One Gods: The Mystic Pagan’s Guide to the Bible” – The Bible is full of awe-inspiring magic while also serving to record some of history’s most human stories. Its roots are steeped in the quintessential riddles surrounding life’s origins and mysteries. When Moses Was a Shaman delves into Moses’s most famous legends to unlock hidden shamanic knowledge. This book explores how the stories of Moses’s life have had an indelible influence on modern-day human experience. Come to discover a radically new and inspiring take on some of the oldest tales of the Bible. Take a deep dive into some of the most breathtaking moments of Moses’s life including: The hidden mysteries of his early years. His mystical discovery of the Burning Bush. His thrilling life journeys across esoteric, otherworldly thresholds. The dramatic parting of the Sea of Reeds . His personal interactions with divinity. His connections with fire, serpents, seeds, Venus, and the moon.

Elaine Donadio, author of “The Ocean’s Way (The Montgomery Kids Series)” – What begins as a light-hearted adventure ends as a commitment, when eleven-year-old New York City girl Holly, uses her passion for poetry to win a grant writing contest to study marine life in Florida during Christmas vacation with her best friend, Jasmine. Holly looks forward to leaving the gray, winter skies of New York City behind. She imagines a carefree, fun in the sun adventure, but her optimism is short-lived. Her fear of public speaking is highlighted as Holly learns she must present her findings at a school assembly program. Jasmine’s family problems and her fear of flying and swimming create obstacles to Holly’s idyllic expectations. The contrast between the girls is heightened by revelations of their family lives and their different approaches to the world around them. Holly, the gentle poet, overcomes her fear of public speaking as she continues to grieve her father’s death. Jasmine, the seemingly self-assured realist, battles her fears while dealing with the consequences of her alcoholic mother’s neglect. Their friendship grows stronger as the girls accept each other’s differences and limitations. Environmental issues are understood and an appreciation of the balance of nature and the interaction between the animal world and the environment is gained, with visits to biomes and ecosystems, as they interact with dolphins, alligators, swamp wetlands and manatees. Holly vows to raise money to help stranded marine mammals as they participate in the heart-wrenching rescue of stranded pilot whales on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Throughout the story, questions are asked and answered in detail, as well-researched facts are embedded in the dialogue and action. Since Holly writes poetry, some facts are written in unrhymed verse. Holly is particularly drawn to this world and expresses interest in returning someday. She realizes the difference one person can make and hopes to be a catalyst for awareness and positive action. The girls accept awards for their multi-media presentation at their school assembly. When Holly is asked to make closing remarks, she walks on stage with confidence. She recites her poem, “The Ocean’s Way” which makes an analogy between the ebb and flow of the tide and the questions and answers churning in her head. She overcomes fears and personal disappointments to reach her goals. Holly now understands how keeping the environment in balance ensures the continuity of all species.

Nicholas Shatarah, author of “Silent Words: Poetry and Prose” – Nicholas Shatarah is a writer, poet from Long Island, New York. Silent Words is Nicholas 3rd installment, following his books Today Tomorrow & Everyday and “us”. Silent Words is more than poetry, it’s affirmations, stories, and quotes. Nicholas hopes you can relate to his stories as one of your own.

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So Much to be Thankful For – November 27, 2019

Join us with authors William John Rostron, Kieran Larkin, and LaToya Guy Harris via Skype.

Between the Covers – 11/27/19

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William John Rostron, author of “The Band in the Wind” and “Sound of Redemption” series   1990 – On a moonlit evening in Key West, Florida, the “Journal of Johnny Cipp” is found on a secluded beach. It has been more than twenty-three years since the author disappeared from his home 1500 miles away. His opening journal entry is cryptic in its message.
“Unlike the lyrics to the rock classic, ‘The Summer of ‘69,’ the Jimmy in my band didn’t quit, and my Joey didn’t get married. In my life, they died. In fact, except for me, they all died . . . and I have never before told our story.” Thus begins the saga of the lone survivor of a series of tragic events decades earlier.

1967 – Southeast Queens, New York is in turmoil. Amid the escalating chaos, five young men form a band in hopes of escaping the mounting violence, poverty, and drugs surrounding them. Johnny Cipp, the driving force behind the group, wants to lead them to fame and fortune. Instead, he takes them down a path where one misstep can result in destruction.
It is said that if you remember the 1960’s you were not really there. However, this was not a time of peace and love for everyone. In Johnny Cipp’s neighborhood, it is a time of violent upheaval – and he remembers every moment of it. His journal weaves an intricate tale of five young men who attempt to escape their chaotic situation with their only available weapons—their love and loyalty for each other . . . and their music. As the band bonds both musically and personally, they come to realize what success means to each of them. To one, it will be a release from the abusive beatings of his father. For another, it will be a chance to be with the girl of his dreams. A third member’s goal is a secret. For all of them, their music holds the promise of a brighter future. With each motivated to escape their present situation, they push toward establishing themselves as a professional band.

In June of 1967, they got their big break, and it was the beginning of the end.

Band in the Wind takes place during the mounting racial tensions of the decade, in a time when New York City’s identity is under transformation. At its heart, this is a story about the turbulence of adolescence unfolding during an equally turbulent period in America’s history.
Steeped in 1960s rock and roll atmosphere, and outfitted with a killer soundtrack, this novel will be perfect for fans of A Bronx Tale, Not Fade Away, Stand by Me (“The Body”), The Commitments, and Eddie and the Cruisers.

Nicholas Shatarah, author of “Silent Words: Poetry and Prose” – Nicholas Shatarah is a writer, poet from Long Island, New York. Silent Words is Nicholas 3rd installment, following his books Today Tomorrow & Everyday and “us”. Silent Words is more than poetry, it’s affirmations, stories and quotes. Nicholas hopes you can relate to his stories as one of your own.

LaToya Guy Harris, author of “Cleave: A Christian Woman’s Journey Toward Rebuilding Her Marriage” – No marriage is perfect right? Although we may portray it to be from the outside looking in, it’s always helpful to know that someone else may have gone through a similar experience. CLEAVE is a memoir that details how Guy overcame some of the many obstacles we all deal with, not only through marriage, but also through relationships!!!! As women we sometimes withhold our inner thoughts from our significant other that can lead to causing a war, sometimes even creating an addiction….. Does this make the author an expert, not at all, but through faith and family she survived and thrived and you can too!!!!

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Words of Wisdom – November 20, 2019

Join us with authors Joel Salomon, Robert Fouch, and David Wind via Skype.

Between the Covers – 11/20/19

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Posted by Strong Island Television on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Joel Salomon, author of “The 9 Money Rules Millionaires Use: Only The Unconventional Ones” 

An enlightened reading filled with gripping personal stories written by someone who wants to help others. A must-read if you want to make, have and attract more money. It is a mixture of spiritual tools and practical ideas and exercises for increasing money flow. The book will show you how to cut through the financial jungle of confusion and multiply your money without working so hard, so you can do more of the things you love to do with those you love. It clearly lays out a simple methodology that millionaires use to create their wealth in an unconventional way.

 

 

Robert Fouch, author of “Christmas Carol and the Shimmering Elf”

The battle for Christmas, and the world itself is about to begin. When Christmas Carol, a Defender of Claus, is suddenly yanked into a portal by her Elven grandmother, she doesn’t immediately understand what’s happening. But all becomes clear when she and the Ancient One emerge on the other side of the portal in what’s supposed to be the North Pole: everything’s changed. Carol’s father is gone. The Defenders of Claus don’t exist. The Elf kingdom has been destroyed. And Santa’s a broken shell of himself. The jolly world Carol knew has turned into a terrifying place, where the magic of Christmas has been eliminated and everyone lives in fear of the all-powerful Supreme Leader. Someone has traveled back in time to change history, and Carol’s pretty sure she knows the culprit. Carol and her grandmother, with the help of two ragged boys who have lost everything in the rebellion against the Supreme Leader, track down the only Elf capable of helping their enemy travel through time. The bitter, shimmering creature reluctantly agrees to send Carol back, and she lands in the mid-1800s when Santa was just getting started and the very first Defender of Claus was found. She must protect Santa and the original Defender and undo the damage her enemy has done or risk returning to a present-day that has never known Christmas.

David Wind, author of “The Indie Writer’s Handbook: Designed for Independently Published Authors”

Learn how to be a professional writer and survive outside the traditional publishing world. When walking through the publishing minefield, having the right guide is your best chance for survival. A step-by-step guide for professional Indie writers from final draft to publication and launch marketing, with publishing, editing, cover, and design resources dedicated to moving writers out of the “self-publishing stigma” associated with vanity press publishing and into the world of professional Indie writing and publishing.

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A “Scary” Good Time – October 30, 2019

Join us with authors Nicole Christensen, Jacqueline Grey, and Melissa Kuch.

Nicole Christensen, author of “From Crisis to Calm: A Patient Advocate’s Take on Healthcare Coordination”, #1 New Release on Amazon in Medical Homecare Books.

Are you overwhelmed and underprepared? Feeling confused or even guilty? Concerned that you could miss something? Don’t have all the answers? Stop, Breathe and Browse these pages for insights and information on navigating the healthcare journey for yourself or your loved one. Most of us are, were or will be a caregiver. This fact does not make it easier but this book will help you understand how to put care plans in place, guide you to health care options, equip you to potentially prevent healthcare errors, and help you access the peace of mind you need Caregiving is a journey that can be both beautiful and frustrating (sometimes at the same time). The truth is it is devastating seeing someone you love sick, hurt or facing declining health. Care Coordination and patient advocacy is the guidance you need for the journey. Read and discover how to bring calm into your caregiving journey.

Jacqueline Grey, author of “Ghost House” 

One night in a haunted house thrusts Andrew Hollenbeck into the center of a sixty-year-old curse. In his dreams, he meets a mysterious stranger named Caius. With each recurring dream, the connection between them grows. But it is one thing to fall for someone you cannot have, it is something else entirely to fall for a person who doesn’t exist. Or does he?

Details from Andrew’s dreams are seeping into reality, in the form of books he’s never seen before and a terrifying creature called the Snake. He wants to believe that Caius could be real too, but waking Caius with a kiss would only be the beginning of their story.

Caius is a sorcerer who cursed people in the past, and he’s been trapped in the dream as punishment for his crimes. Andrew doesn’t think Caius is evil, but if he were to awaken, would he be the charming man Andrew knows? Or a villain in disguise?

 

Melissa Kuch, author of “The Hypothesis of Giants Series”

From Book 1: For the past fifteen years no one questioned the Sacred Hour in the town of Candlewick. Until one night a mysterious conch shell sounds throughout the Sacred Hour, only to be heard by two young teenagers. Aurora Alvarez is a misfit amongst her peers, desperately trying to fit in but failing to live up to the expectations of her parents and society. She unexpectedly discovers she is fated to ally herself with none other than rebellious Boreas Stockington, who allegedly escaped from the impenetrable Candlewick Prison. These two young teenagers must embark on a perilous adventure where they need to help Otus, a thirty-foot giant, prevent a cataclysmic event from occurring—the Geometric Storm. The journey will take them far from the safety of Wishbone Avenue and into the depths of the unknown and the secrets of the past. However, nothing could prepare these unlikely heroes for facing their own inner demons and the realization that Aurora and Boreas are on this quest together, whether they want to be or not.

 

 

 

 

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Fall Into Reading – October 23, 2019

Join us with authors Daniel Braum, Jane Vassil, and Joanne Angel Barry Colon.

Between the Covers – 10/23/19

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Daniel Braum, author of “The Serpent’s Shadow”

In Cancun 1986, Mayans and Mexicans are fighting each other using strange powers they do not understand. A young American, alive with his first taste of star-crossed love, finds himself caught in the crossfire. Who is the mysterious and deadly White Lady murdering tourists? What strange, otherworldly things wait in the jungle? Will our young hero beware or heed Saint Death’s call?

Spirits Unwrapped

https://www.amazon.com/Spirits-Unwrapped-Daniel-Braum/dp/1590216954

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Jane Vassil, author of “Martha And Me”

Six-year-old Martha is smart, sassy, and speaks differently than those around her. She does not think anything is wrong with her, but unfortunately, the world does. During the day, her classmates tease her about the way she talks. At night, Martha retreats into her imagination and finds happiness in her pretend play as a teacher who loves all her handicapped students.

Martha has real dreams. She is a good child who helps her mother with chores around the house and loves listening to her babysitter, Rosa, tell fairytales. But when Martha’s teacher asks her to read her paper in front of the class one day, all the other students laugh and bully her. Martha is naturally devastated. She must learn to overcome her challenges, believe in herself, and practice kindness. But will she ever be able to find a friend who accepts her just as she is?

Martha and Me shares the touching story of a sweet little girl’s journey as she finds her purpose in life and teaches the world that being physically challenged does not define her, but instead makes her special.

 

Joanne Angel Barry Colon, author of “Creative Cash Flow”

Creative Cash Flow is a fun book designed to help the reader surrender resistance and negative thinking surrounding money. Cover to cover, the reader will learn powerful tools to help attract and manifest easy cash flow into one’s life by applying intention, meditation, visualization, journaling, and so much more. Rev Joanne Angel Barry Colon has 30+ years in the health, fitness and wellness industry. She is the owner of Wholistic Fitness, formerly known as Fitness “”R”” Us, certified personal trainer, holistic nutrition coach, reiki master/teacher, intuitive healer, natural body builder, host of Joanne’s Healing Within T.V Show featured on Strong Island Television and the creator of Chakra Balance Numerology Cosmic Energy Forecast Deck. Joanne has helped, educated and healed over 20,000 people, transforming their mind, body and spirit with movement, nutrition and meditation.

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Tales From The Dark – October 9, 2019

Join us with authors Michael O’Keefe, Rachel Rawlings, and Carol Hoenig. https://www.facebook.com/strongislandtelevision/videos/558660221607854/

 

Michael O’Keefe, author of “13 Stories: Fractured, Twisted, and Put Away Wet” 

A collection of short fiction from crime-noir maven, Michael O’Keefe, author of the Detective Paddy Durr novels. Gangsters, dead poets, zombies, serial killers, and other malcontents come together in an eclectic assortment of contemporary fables and morality tales which span the genres. Full of ironic twists and outlandish premises,13 Stories is guaranteed to leave the reader breathless in anticipation for what happens next.

 

 

 

Rachel Rawlings, author of “Ink It Over: A Touch Of Ink Novel”

Tattoo artist by day and warding witch by night, Adeline uses magical inks, a tattoo machine, and the help of her best friend Lars to permanently imbue spells of protection onto her clients. Thanks to the Magistrate’s greed and failure to protect its citizens, her services were in high demand.

But when Nicholas Marks walks through the door of her tattoo studio looking for an appointment, one of Adeline’s wards isn’t the only thing he’s after. Forced into working for the Magistrate, he’s been tasked with bringing her in.

With her cover story blown, Adeline has two choices: Run as far and as fast as she can, or stay and fight. Though she’s not ready to give up the only life she’s ever known, putting her trust in a traitor may end up being the worst decision she’s ever made.

 

Carol Hoenig, author of “Of Little Faith”

The Vietnam War is on the nightly news and women are burning bras in the fast-changing world of the 1960s. Laura, a thirty-year-old newspaper columnist wonders why her choice as a feminist couldn’t be to have a baby without marriage. She must not only justify herself to forward-thinking friends, but also to her deeply religious siblings. Brother Eric, a compassionate minister, is struggling to find his own faith. Sister Beth, an angry and disapproving fundamentalist, is determined to hinder her sister in the name of her religion.

 

 

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A Potpourri of Books – September 25, 2019

Join us with authors Rosanna Guardavaccaro (“Peter Saves For a Rainy Day”), Linda Frank (“The Mystery of the Lost Avenger”), Rose Anne Raspanti (“Blossom and the Tricky Mirror”) and Jerry Aylward (“Nassau County Police Department”)

Between the Covers – "A Potpourri Of Books Books" 09/25/19

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Posted by Strong Island Television on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Peter received many gifts – a teddy bear…a piggy bank…Peter Saves for A Rainy Day is the first in a series of children’s books to educate and inspire children to Save for a Rainy Day.

https://petersaveschildrensbooks.com/

The wreckage of a World War II plane is found in the mountains of Appalachia. It mysteriously crashed in 1943 on its way to a naval base. Inside the plane is a note, written by Annie Tillery’s great-grandmother, Charlotte, who was in love with a fighter pilot. Young Charlotte tested the planes and flew them to naval bases; her fiancé flew the planes in battle.

While investigating the crash site, NCIS finds the note in the plane, which they trace to Charlotte and then to her surviving family members, Annie and her mother Carol. The mystery begins. Why did the plane crash, and what does Charlotte’s note mean? Annie and her mother decide to dig into Great-Grandmother’s past by way of the aged family attic.

There, they find love letters written by Charlotte and her Navy pilot fiancé. There is a code to be broken in those letters and The Mystery of the Lost Avenger to be solved. As they explore, Annie suspects Charlotte’s ghost is reaching out to tell her something, but what? She enlists the help of her boyfriend, newly licensed pilot Ty Egan, but Annie feels she may be the key to her great-grandmother’s top-secret life.

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Blossom and The Tricky Mirror by [Raspanti, Rose Ann]

Blossom and The Tricky Mirror is a heartwarming story about a young girl’s journey to overcome self-doubt as she learns the importance of self-compassion. Blossom’s is celebrating her birthday with a big party, yet as her guests arrive she is overcome with insecurity and self doubt. Readers will be moved by Blossom’s struggle and celebrate her triumph as she overcomes her fear and sees her true reflection in that tricky mirror. Blossom will empower children and adults to think kind self thoughts and see spirit and beauty mirrored back.

That Bully in My Head

That Bully in My Head was rude and quite the pest;
It chitter chattered night and day and never took a rest.

The things it said were horrible, yes it was awfully mean;
A sneaky little coward – heard but never seen.

That bully thought it knew me, pretended to be on my side;
I started to believe it, then heard it laughing as I cried.

I mentioned it to my parents just the other day;
I was a little nervous – but found the courage anyway.

They did not seem a bit surprised – and quickly calmed my fear;
Daddy knelt on bent knee and whispered in my ear.

Daddy says he knows that bully, but it has a different voice;
Then Mommy said I should NEVER believe it and that I have a choice.

So now I’ve learned to shut it up with kind words in my head;
That bully has lost its power – And now I listen to myself instead.

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The Nassau County Police Department was created in 1925 out of an urgent need for a professional law enforcement agency to provide swift, reliable, and trusted protection for its citizens. During those unprecedented times, Greater New York was rapidly encroaching on Nassau County’s western border, and the escalating crime rate in this bucolic island setting was due in large part to the Volstead Act, which ushered in the mob-infused Roaring Twenties, with its related violent and turbulent unrest. After the rebellious 1920s and the Great Depression followed a long dark period of global hostilities and impending threats of homeland invasions from foreign enemies in World War II. The founding members of this department, equipped with little other than their dedication, bravery, fortitude, and self-sacrifices, established a strong foundation for one of the finest police departments in the country today.

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