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September 2015 Blog Posts (97)

Casualties of War V

Profiles of young Civil War soldiers who died fighting for what they believed in.

Added by Joel Arthur Moore on September 30, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Black Leather and Blue Denim Goes Ahead of Game of Thrones, World of Ice and Fire

Jay Dubya Book Info'
As of this announcement, Jay Dubya's (John Wiessner) book Black Leather and Blue Denim, A 50s Novel (453 pages) is now #1 in hardcover/paperback Action/Adventure out of nearly 21,000 titles at (Rakuten), passing George R. Martin's Game of Thrones, The World of Ice and Fire.…

Added by Jay Dubya on September 30, 2015 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Chapter reveal: Butterfly Waltz, by Jane Tesh


Genre:  Fantasy

Author:  Jane Tesh


Publisher:  Silver Leaf Books

Purchase at …


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 30, 2015 at 1:43pm — No Comments

ARE YOU READY TO BE SCARED? Just Released in time for Halloween! Two Horror Stories

Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing a bit about my two new horror ebooks!

In late August, I released a new Halloween-themed horror story, Kropsy's Curse!

Late one Halloween night, two…


Added by Kelli A. Wilkins on September 30, 2015 at 10:04am — No Comments

The good and bad of editing

September 29th.


Nothing last week, which was deliberate because I had little to say. This time there’s more but then no more for a while because we are off to Spain for a couple of weeks. The promotion for Roselli’s Gold with ENT went well. I sold 87 copies on the day of the promotion, and a few more after that. Not a huge amount, but at least the royalties will cover the cost of the promo. I shall be going quiet while in Spain, but when I get back, there will be…


Added by Michael on September 29, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments

The Kansas–Nebraska Act

Officially titled "An Act to Organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas," the Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by mandating “popular sovereignty” – which allowed the settlers of a federal territory to decide the slavery question without interference from Congress.

Added by Frederick Gaertner on September 28, 2015 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Author Lynn Steward Returns to the World of Ink Network

Welcome to the Featured World of Ink Network here on BlogTalkRadio Wed. August 26, 2015. The World of Ink Network brings you shows each week on topics such as books, writing, author interviews, self-help and much more. Your hosts today are Virginia S Grenier and Marsha Cook.…


Added by World of Ink Network on September 28, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

Strawberries in November by Mike Hanmer Walker

I am so pleased to discover that this talented author and poet has released another book. I love the way his poetry brings alive everyday life, and the people, and things he observes .

The signature poem for this book ‘Strawberries in November’ is lovely and indeed is a life lesson for us all. One of my favourites is ‘A Toast’ which really is a celebration to us all,…


Added by Susan Keefe on September 28, 2015 at 2:31am — No Comments

Reading: The Most Important Activity to do Together

As parents, we often worry about how we can actively help ours children’s education. Most of us aren’t teachers; we do not work in schools. In fact, we do not always even understand the standards they are supposed to learn, let alone know how to help them. But there is one activity we can do regularly that keeps us engaged with our kids, and helps their education at the same time: reading.

Reading is the most important academic activity you can do with your child.

When you read…


Added by Angelina Perez on September 28, 2015 at 12:52am — No Comments

New Jersey Schools Pleased with PARCC Changes

Amidst much concern over the state of standardized testing across the nation, Little Ferry School District in North New Jersey has indicated it is one of several school districts pleased with the recent changes announced to next school year’s PARCC testing. In a recent article published in local news, a spokesperson for the district indicated the changes being made by PARCC are positive ones.

In May, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers…


Added by Angelina Perez on September 28, 2015 at 12:51am — No Comments

The Concept of Soul Mates

How do you define a “soul mate”? Is it somebody we share a special bond with? Is it the one man or woman, as cliché goes, who is “destined” to walk life’s smooth or bumpy road with us? What is your concept of soul mate? Do you believe you can have just one or can there be more than one happily ever after?

Added by Jerry Kreuser on September 27, 2015 at 10:28pm — No Comments


Each one of us has a deep-seated fear. They come in all forms whether it’s fear of heights, to the more absurd, such as the fear of beautiful women (yes, there is such a thing. Look it up!). Well, there is one fear that is quite common. That is the fear of creepy, crawly insects. Surely, you can agree with me on this. Insects are so unpredictable and they can sneak into tiny space or any part of your body. Typing about that already makes my skin crawl, sheesh!…


Added by Edmond DeRousse on September 27, 2015 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Caualties of War IV

Most young readers of Civil War historic fiction meet Hugh for the first time in Elaine Marie Alphin’s book Ghost Cedet. In the story, Benjy, a teenager visiting his grandmother in New Market, Virginia, meets a strange boy as he visits the battlefield. It turns out that the boy is a ghost from the battle that took place there over a hundred years before and he is looking for his lost watch. It turns out through research that Hugh, his watch, and the battle are all real. …


Added by Joel Arthur Moore on September 25, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments


Last week we looked at ways to prepare students for the PARCC assessment without falling prey to simply “teaching to the test”. With the following recommendations, math teachers will not only prepare their students for the new assessment but also continue to motivate them to enhance their mathematical proficiency.

Be aware of the “core” differences.

The PARCC test will reflect the Common Core Content standards, and those who have been teaching math for years must now adjust:…


Added by Angelina Perez on September 25, 2015 at 4:07am — No Comments


With all of the changes that the Common Core has ushered in, keeping up professionally has been extremely difficult for most teachers during the school year. However, many teachers use the summer months for professional reading, reflecting on past practices, and planning new and improved lessons and activities for the upcoming school year: with that in mind, take a moment to check out the opportunities that are available to ELA educators this summer:…


Added by Angelina Perez on September 25, 2015 at 4:02am — No Comments


Data-driven instruction, The Common Core, College and Career Readiness. These are terms that have become a mainstay of the educational landscape in 2013, affecting anyone involved in education – from students to teachers, administrators, parents, and legislators.

One aspect of the adoption of the Common Core is related to assessment. How do we know if students are meeting the required standards? That’s where PARCC comes in. The Partnership for Assessment of…


Added by Angelina Perez on September 25, 2015 at 3:57am — No Comments

Amery Area Public Library Announces Signing Event with Author Sarah M. Johnson

September 24, 2015 (Amery, WI) – The Amery Area Public Library announced today that it will be hosting a book signing with Sarah M. Johnson, author of the memoir Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God.


While on a mission trip in Guatemala, a small Cessna Caravan’s engine fails while carrying 14 passengers. The…


Added by Kelsey McBride on September 24, 2015 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Poem: With a Clear Direction

Joy comes to us, when we have…

a clear direction for our life.

Staying on the right path means

walking by the Light of Christ.

When following His divine course,

comfort is found in His Presence

and eternal pleasures are at hand,

for a lifetime of sacred pleasance.

The Kingdom of Heaven is akin to…

buried treasure, hidden in a field.

There’s a great expectation found

in the promise of what it may yield.

Do you know the track…


Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on September 24, 2015 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Author Michael Alan Peck Announces Library Appearance in Elgin, IL

September 23, 2015 (Elgin, IL) – Michael Alan Peck announced today that he will be at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin, IL on October 15, 2015 from 7:00 - 8:30PM to read from and discuss his novel The Journeyman.


Michael Alan Peck recently won the second annual Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project, a statewide contest to find the best self-published novel by an Illinois author. He won the contest…


Added by Kelsey McBride on September 24, 2015 at 10:42am — No Comments

Struggling Retired disabled pastor and first time author

I'm 75 but New as an Author. I'm trying everything that I can to get exposure.  Must stick to free because my promotional budget is non existent.  Any suggestions gladly accepted

Added by Rev. George a Pryor lll Th. M. on September 23, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

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