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Interview with author Dan Tito Davis on his memoir Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive

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Dan Tito Davis is the author of Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive based on his life story. Davis was a fugitive from US authorities between 1994 and 2007, when he was renditioned back to the US from Venezuela. During his ten year prison sentence, Davis penned a seven hundred page manuscript, which chronicled his thirteen year period on the run from the United States federal government. His writing provided a glimpse into staying alive and out of prison while mixing it up with major drug cartels in Colombia and Mexico; crossing the Darien Gap the worlds most dangerous passageway, sneaking into Germany, getting interrogated in Cuba, and building a resort in Venezuela the same time Hugo Chavez was calling President Bush “the devil” at the United Nations. And while Davis’s exploits were stunning, there was only one problem, he wasn’t a writer. While living in a halfway house in Wyoming, Davis met with writer Peter Conti and quickly tapped him to “write his story the right way.” For a year the two worked diligently to turn Davis’s raw material into an action-packed memoir.   Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive has received rave reviews from…

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On Freedom and Revolt: Interview with Carl Moyler

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Author Carl E. Moyler pens a compelling comparison between two Nobel Prize winners – Albert Camus and Martin Luther, Jr. The comparison addresses major concerns about tyranny, injustice,, racism, poverty, exploitation and war. Moyler uncovers and reveals in his book that neither man was willing to stand in the face of these devestating issues and do nothing. Moyler finds common ground for the two men In presenting these issues in spite of their differences in terms of racial and cultural backgrounds – one a humane agnostic and the other a seminary trained, in God we trust, preacher. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your literary background? Carl E Moyler: Born in Newport News Virginia- one of eight children.  He currently resides in Dayton, Ohio. He was a graduate of West Virginia State University in 1954 with a major in foreign languages. He holds a Master’s degree in French from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. He holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from University of Dayon, Dayton, Ohio. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literatue from the Union/ Institue University, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a highschool teacher of French and Spanish, a high school principal,…

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K. B. Beaumaaks hopes to inspire women to follow their instincts with her debut novel The Preah Secrets

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K.B Beaumaaks worked in medicine for more than thirty years before beginning to write The PREAH Secrets, the first book in the trilogy series based on some of the crazy relationships she has endured. Growing up in the midwest, K.B had a typical close knit Catholic family. She graduated college, moved to Europe and spent most of her young adult life traveling the world as a military spouse before eventually settling down with her current husband Allan, a Royal Danish Air Force F-16 pilot, in Florida. She experienced a few relationships where her gut instincts told her to investigate. Her stories were so bizarre, she decided to write a trilogy so others could learn to follow their gut instincts as well. The PREAH Secrets is an inspirational novel based on one of those crazy relationships. She wants women to know that from a crazy or bad life experience, something good can come from it, and it’s always a life lesson. No matter what, trust your gut. It will never fail you. Your debut novel, The Preach Secrets, is the first book in a trilogy. Can you please tell us about this book and the trilogy? All three books are inspired by…

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Interview with Jacqueline Towell and Sharon Legge Pen, authors of Greek mythology inspired The Convergence Series

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The Convergence Series: Deliverance presents itself as a tale of self discovery and survival, revolving around the themes of identity, choice, courage, family, love, and war. The young adult novel series combine elements of romance, fantasy, science fiction, magic, and adventure. The title of the series refers to an event, known as the “Convergence,” which is a time of apocalyptic proportions where two opposing planetary systems would converge into one. The main character of Deliverance is Athena, who wakes to find herself released from Chaos, a prison realm where she has been trapped for the last thirty years. She is saved from that prison by Hephaestus, who also helps her acclimate into Olympian society. Gradually, a love develops between them. Meanwhile, the events surrounding the looming “convergence” is bringing Olympus and Atlantis on the brink of war. Athena finds out she has a gift of prophecy, which enables her to see visions of a chaotic future. She must decide between doing what is right for her kingdom or following the orders of her king —— and she must choose right.

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Interview with H Allenger, author of Polyxena: A Story of Troy

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On the eve of her execution, Polyxena, youngest daughter of King Prim of Troy, seeks to understand how she arrived at this point by relating her thoughts to Aphrodite, the Goddess she holds responsible for having orchestrated her fate, hoping that through knowing this she will find the solace to overcome her fear of death. In flashback, she recounts how she was sent as an envoy to the Amazons to secure them as allies for Troy, and how she becomes a captive of Achilles after he defeats them and the two reluctantly fall in love with each other. After returning to Troy, she tries to keep their forbidden love secret but, through treachery, her brothers learn of it, leading to tragic consequences for them both. As she tries to make sense of it all, Polyxena’s introspection leads her to a surprising conclusion about the life she has lived. H Allenger has had a lifetime interest in Greek Mythology and particularly in the Trojan War. He has done a great deal of research into the characters featured in Homer’s Iliad and the Odyssey and has visited the ancient sites of Troy and Mycenae. It was after seeing Wolfgang Peterson’s movie Troy…

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Celebrating family diversity: Interview with Big World, Little Om author Mera Mallick

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Everyone is different and everyone’s families are different. That’s important because the world needs all kinds of people and all kinds of love. After all, love is love! If we can accept what makes us special we can live more free lives, rather than follow the status quo of false images the current media floods us with everyday. Big World, Little Om is a project that celebrates diversity by teaching children about understanding and compassion. Characters experience real world situations such as facing gender identity questions, having two moms or dads, parental separation and more.

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Interview with author of The War Stories Chronicles: Addictarium Nicole D’Settēmi on overcoming addiction & mental illness

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“The War Stories Chronicles is a compilation of memoirs, journals, poetry books and other creative pieces that share my story of over-coming addiction and mental illness.” Visionary Award Winner, Nicole D’Settemi is a bestselling Amazon author who resides in Hudson Valley, New York with her long-time partner and fellow artist, Miguel. Raised in Niagara Falls, a small town bordering Canada, Nicole has always been a self-described poetic, nomadic and creative soul. At six, she wrote her first philosophical poems and was selected for the city-wide project “Young Authors Club.” “I am an enthusiast of a variety of artistic mediums, but consider writing my number one form of art,” Nicole explains. “Everything else is just an extension of that passion and creative outlet.” In her late twenties she began writing novels and published her first literary fiction memoir Addictarium last year; her first instalment in The War Stories Chronicles. The series is a compilation of memoirs, journals, poetry books and other creative pieces that share her story of over-coming addiction and mental illness. Addictarium chronicles her story of years spent in a therapeutic community recovering from heroin addiction, mental and emotional illness. The book also shows her restoration from creative despair that caused a deep and darkening depression.…

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A Private View: Exclusive Interview with Prince’s Personal Photographer Afshin Shahidi

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Prince: A Private View takes you behind the lens on an intimate trip through the extraordinary life of the legendary musician through never-before-seen photos and personal recollections. Iranian born photographer and filmmaker Afshin Shahidi first met Prince in 1993. After working as his cinematographer on numerous video projects he was invited to document his 2002 One Night Alone Tour, and would become Prince’s personal photographer for a decade. This unexpected journey led to a close friendship, sleepless nights, frantic last-minute flights, and the distinction of being the only photographer granted access to Prince’s private 3121 parties. “I want to make sure the attention is focused on celebrating Prince’s life and reflecting on the message of love that was prevalent throughout his music. The love for ones self, the love of family and friends, the love for your special someone, the love of our planet and home, and the love for those who are different than us. It’s this last love that I know Prince’s voice would have been loudest on if he was with us and witnessing the fractures that are dividing this country. It was his constant celebration of diversity that formed The Revolution, that motivated his unique sense of style, that…

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Before We Die Young is a novel following two sets of siblings in East Africa

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Before We Die Young by L.T. Quartermaine is a fast paced coming-of-age contemporary fantasy novel set on the vast Savanna Plains of East Africa. The winner of the Readers’ Favorite Book Award follows two sets of brothers and sisters who set out with their horses and dogs to right the wrongs done against them. Wow! Just, wow! Can you feel it? I mean . . . really feel it? The strength of the elephant? The majesty of the lion? The cunning of the leopard? Jon and Michelle could. Luna and Ngombe could. When evil swept across the African Savanna, shattering their lives, they had to choose between love or revenge, between the real or the magical, and between killing or being killed. The story of those choices and their extraordinary adventures with a little rhinoceros called Victor, still echoes out across the great plains of Africa. Author Bio: L.T. is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Winner and travels extensively collecting material for stories of social and environmental importance. Due to the sensitive and potentially dangerous nature of these investigations however it is prudent that L.T. is not easily identifiable by the antagonists in the stories and so tries to keep the…

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Interview with Breakaway Daily Technology Award Recipient Tech From Vets

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Featured on the Huffington Post. Tech From Vets are a technology company owned and operated by veterans of the United States Military. They are focused on developing award-winning mobile applications for businesses of all sizes.  As a recipient of the Breakaway Daily Technology Award for their company and their Brentwood Golf Course App, Tech From Vets have been highlighted in the Huffington Post, and Buzzfeed, just to name a few. Tech From Vets has paid it forward in many ways including becoming a proud sponsor of the Florida Fallen Heroes Golf Classic. Their mission of providing affordable technological services to the masses remains essential to their legacy. What differentiates Tech From Vets from other companies is their ambition to teach ambitious individuals to shape our society to a brighter tomorrow. They are dedicated to teaching new entrepreneurs the proper way to use technology to their advantage while also applying that technology to a business. CEO Dr. Shuford is a decorated U.S. Army veteran. He was recently awarded the Disabled American Veterans Community of Heroes Award, and he earned the prestigious Combat Action Badge at age 19 while serving in Bagdad, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-07. “Our technology company was developed with a philanthropic spirit,…

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Breakaway Daily Technology Award Winner: Screen Media Group show the products that people can build

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Screen Media Group are an innovative digital signage company based in Miami, Florida and Caracas, Venezuela. The company has materialized amazing products such us interactive boards, advergames, digital signage solutions, menu boards and more.  They are avidly giving conferences about innovation, and meeting with other great minds to see how they can push creations to the next level. The company’s CEO, Neron Meiler, created the revolutionary software for Digital Signage, Menu Boards and Touch Screen Kiosks in 2008. Neron Meiler graduated from Emeron College in 1998, receiving a half scholarship and won an Evvy Award for his own personal website. He then started his own company dedicated to innovate in technology, and has worked in more that 1500 digital projects with the top companies in Latin America. Neron has consulted top CEOs on startups ideas and Innovation products. His software was sold by HP in Mexico as a standard for the digital signage projects the company sold, and implemented an interactive directory for a major department store. Screen Media Group’s latest project is a twenty screen video wall art design for a Duty Free America Store at the Miami International Airport. You can view it here. For more information on Screen Media…

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