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July 2015 Blog Posts (83)

‘Rise of The Iron Eagle’ Nominated for Mystery/Suspense Book of the Month

August 1, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA) – Long and Short Reviews announced today that Rise of The Iron Eagle, by Roy A. Teel Jr., has been nominated for July’s Mystery/Suspense Book of the Month.


“Mr. Teel, Jr.’s writing about criminals is like what Stephen King does for horror – leaves a lasting impression and horrifies while weaving a tale…


Added by Kelsey McBride on July 31, 2015 at 10:46pm — No Comments

On the Spotlight: The Aqua Lie, by L.L. Hunter


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 31, 2015 at 8:58am — No Comments

The American Civil War from a Different Perspective

David Wood was 10 years old when the war broke out. His father, Samuel, had moved the family from Ohio to Kansas in 1854 to help “Free Staters” keep slavery out of the territory. The elder Wood forged a reputation as the “Fighting Quaker.” Growing up surrounded by hostility, it was natural for David to feel ready to march off with the troops when his father became lieutenant colonel of the 6th  Missouri Cavalry in 1861. - See more at:…


Added by Joel Arthur Moore on July 31, 2015 at 12:19am — No Comments

Sparta, Illinois: My Home Town

I was born and raised in Sparta, Illinois into a family of seven. It was the 1950s and things were much simpler then. No home computers, Facebook, Twitter, cell phones, etc. Sparta was then and has always been a neat little community.

The citizens of Sparta enjoy life in a small town and value family and friends. We look for the positive in life, help each other out, and even go to church together. It is a quiet community full of hard working, caring, and family-centered…


Added by Edmond DeRousse on July 30, 2015 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Poem: My Heartfelt Benediction

O My Lord, greatly blessed are You!

I’m thankful and trying to express

the growing gratitude within my soul;

however, mere words lack the finesse

to exalt Your full grandeur… properly!

You are my sun and protective shield!

Let your righteousness flood my soul;

unto You alone, will my spirit yield.

Don’t let my ignorance and sad sighing

imply a lack of personal satisfaction;

I’m joyful and pleased from accepting-

Your Son’s, eternal…


Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on July 30, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments

Interview with Christopher Nuttall, Author of ‘Trial By Fire’

Christopher Nuttall was born in Edinburgh, studied in Manchester, married in Malaysia and currently living in Scotland, United Kingdom, with his wife and baby son. He is the author of 20 novels from various publishers and thirty-nine self-published novels. More than 100,000 ebooks in theSchooled in Magic series have sold since March…


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 29, 2015 at 5:49am — No Comments

This is How You Can Become a Successful Foster Parent

Do you really want to become a foster parent?

Remember that becoming one is not an easy feat. The responsibilities will be challenging and overwhelming. Foster children need extra nurturing and attention because of what they’ve been through in the past, so who knows, you might even have to sacrifice a little of your lifestyle to become a good mother or father.

If you still have doubts, don’t sign the foster parent papers. Don’t let the child suffer from your indecision. But if…


Added by Anne (John) Coppola on July 29, 2015 at 12:49am — No Comments

Agent of Grace

To this day, I continue to evolve. I am coming to know my authenticity; that I am a radiant and an infinite being not bound by culture, dogma, and worldly rules that define and confine who I am. I truly trust the impulses and the calls to action that sound from deep within myself. This trust has encouraged me to step forward and serve self, community, country, and even the planet with pure love and wisdom without expectation of rewards, recognition, or reciprocal action. - See more at:…


Added by Loretta Engelhardt on July 29, 2015 at 12:17am — No Comments

Moving into a Radical Shift

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Added by Brenda Joyce Hoffman on July 28, 2015 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Building on the right foundation

When we look all around us everything seems to be falling to pieces; the economy, families and nations. This is so because we are moving away from the sure foundation; that sure foundation is Jesus Christ. Psalm 11:3, states “if the foundations be destroyed; what can the righteous do?” We are doom for destruction if we turn away from the biblical foundations upon which every nation and family were built and that foundation is Jesus Christ.

We have remove the foundation of godliness,…


Added by Gillian N. Whyte on July 28, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Little Bit about Myself

I’ve been an artist almost all my life, beginning when I was introduced to oil painting as a teenager at The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. I remember so well painting the face of a young man who sat for us. I’d never lifted a brush before, but for some miraculous reason, after a brief lesson from the teacher, I got a perfect likeness. I then went on to study portrait painting throughout my school years and by the age of 25, I was a pretty popular portrait painter, more or less the…


Added by Peggy Warren on July 28, 2015 at 1:06am — No Comments

Helping Children Deal with Anxiety

Is your child afraid of going to school? Is he unusually clingy and moody? Does he get scared easily? Well, if these sound familiar to you, chances are your child is having problems dealing with anxiety.

Anxiety is something we experience at various times in our lives. You do remember the anxiousness you felt as a child, do you? Well, some children are just born with an anxious temperament and are anxious all the time. I know I was. The problem with anxiety in children is that it can…


Added by Ethel Coffey on July 28, 2015 at 12:37am — No Comments

The African Free School

The African Free School was founded on November 2, 1787 to serve New York’s growing population of free people of color, as well as the children of slaves. Founded and supported by the New York Manumission Society, the school opened in a private home on Cliff Street with forty-seven students. Classes focused on reading, writing, and arithmetic, with boys receiving further instruction in cartography and navigation and girls in needlework. - See more at:…


Added by Frederick Gaertner on July 27, 2015 at 1:08am — No Comments

The Pit and the Pendulum

As is often the case with other Edgar Allan Poe stories, the first-person narrator in “The Pit and the Pendulum” is unnamed, and what he has done, and whether he is guilty of a wrongdoing or not, is not known.   As we are introduced to the beginning of this particular story, we soon learn of the horrifying dilemma faced by the teller of the tale; in this case, the sufferings of unrelieved mental torture. - See more at:…


Added by Keith Steinbaum on July 27, 2015 at 12:50am — No Comments

What is the Difference between Lust and Love?

Can you tell the difference between lust and love?

Well, lust is all about SEX. Lust is when your genitals seize control of your brain and make you feel this intense physical attraction to someone. It makes you feel the need to get that person into the sack so you can do the things you fantasized about with her. Sexual attraction and desire = lust. It is our primal urge to procreate. Picturing someone naked and imagining yourself doing things to her is lust.…


Added by Jerry Kreuser on July 26, 2015 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Building Blocks

July 25th.


The interview on Angel radio went well. I don’t know when it will be live on air, but it will be shared around on my blog and other social media. Monday evening was a photo shoot with the CHINDI group. It was quite an event in a way. The shoot was supposed to be organised in such a way that we all knew when we were due to have our pictures taken. In the end it was a glorious kind of melee where we all had individual shots, then a cluster of group shots.…


Added by Michael on July 25, 2015 at 8:02am — No Comments

Profiles of Young Civil War Soldiers

More than 200,000 under-aged boys, 17 years old and younger and some as young as nine, served in the armies of the Union and the Confederacy. With the approach of war in 1861, there was an air of excitement and adventure in the expectant assuredly that war was inevitable. Boys as young as six signed up in their local home guard units and as young as seven in local companies organized in the expectation of being called out to fight the enemy. Prevailing attitudes and opinions of the time…


Added by Joel Arthur Moore on July 24, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Review Copies Available: The Journeyman by Michael Alan Peck

Michael Alan Peck recently won the Illinois Library Association's 2015 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Contest for his contemporary fantasy novel The Journeyman. The Journeyman is the first book in The Commons series. It was published in January 2015 and is available for sale on …


Added by Kelsey McBride on July 24, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Author Jay Dubya Has 7 of Top 12 Hardcover Short Story Collections

Jay Dubya (John Wiessner) now has 7 of the top twelve hardcover Short Story collections at (Rakuten), including #1, Fractured Frazzled Folk Fables and Fairy Farces. 

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Jay Dubya is the author of 52 books existing in hardcover,…


Added by Jay Dubya on July 24, 2015 at 4:03am — No Comments

Poem: Capacity for Love

O Lord, stretch my spirit and soul,

for I can handle the pain of growth;

teach me the proper words to speak;

I’m ready and gladly take the oath

of serving You with my humbled life.

The value of relationships require

patience and wisdom to be employed;

while knowing You, I have inquired

about my identity, found in You.

Having the gift of a poetic voice,

I teach others spiritual lessons;

my spirit climbs, soars and…


Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on July 23, 2015 at 1:02pm — No Comments

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