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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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Following His Passion Against All Odds

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Dorsey Ross is accomplished evangelical minister and public speaker who has had to overcome many obstacles due to being born with the genetic disorder Apert Syndrome. Despite undergoing many surgeries and people assuming throughout his life that he could not succeed, Ross has beat the odds and followed his passion. In his first book, Overcomer: Discovering God’s Purpose Against All Odds (Xulon Press, 2016), he hopes to inspire others by sharing his story and encourage others to see that with God all things are possible. We talked with Dorsey in Long Island about his book, his faith, his journey and how he found his purpose. BREAKAWAY DAILY: Why do you think it is important for people like you and Lizzie Velasquez to come forward and share your stories in order to continue to break barriers? DORSEY: I believe we need to show others, especially those who think they are “normal” or don’t have a disability, that those with a disability are just like everyone else. Yes we are different, but we are still people, we still have brains that can make choices and decisions. Disability is not inability. I hope that our stories make people realize that just because we have a…

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Dancers Luka & Jenalyn bring Lukas Graham’s “Love Someone” to life in Toronto

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Lukas Graham takes listeners on emotional journeys through song. Luka & Jenalyn seek to do the same thing through the medium of dance. When they come together it makes a perfect pairing, showcasing the beauty of love that persists through all of life’s struggles. Luka & Jenalyn are a Canadian dance duo that bring songs to life with their dynamic choreography and expressive motion. Their latest piece is no exception, set to “Love Someone” by the equally dynamic and expressive pop-soul band from Denmark, Lukas Graham. The Grammy-nominated band consists of frontman Lukas Graham Forchhammer, drummer Mark Falgren, bassist Magnus Larsson, and keyboardist Will Herrington. They’ve been big in Scandinavia since 2012, when their debut, self-titled album went quadruple-platinum in Denmark. Now, listeners around the world are catching on after their 2015 viral hit “7 Years.”

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Julia Daviy is bringing fashion into the future with 3D printed clothing

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Julia Daviy is a fashion designer with a high-tech twist. She creates 3D-printed clothing that is both fashionable and functional, with an eye towards sustainability and ethical production. With patterns from lace to leather, Daviy creates clothing that is cruelty-free, recyclable, and classically chic. This revolution will re-empower women around the world, and begin to repair the torn fabric of our society. The myths of the weaving goddess, of Athena, the Fates and the Celestial Mother, remind us that women once wove our society together. Today we are at the start of a revolution in fashion, as 3D printing transforms the industry in the same way digital technologies have transformed and disrupted many other industries. This revolution will re-empower women around the world, and begin to repair the torn fabric of our society.” Daviy is also a co-founder of the Green Economy Institute in Eastern Europe, and sits on the boards of other organisations in the field of clean technology. Her interest in combating climate change and reducing the impact of fashion on the environment spurred her to begin studying 3D printing technologies as a way to reduce chemical pollution, energy consumption, material waste and the exploitation of animals in the fashion…

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Interview with singer and author Melissa Pettignano on faith and moving forward

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aith has been the common thread running through Melissa Pettignano’s life. Through the good times and the bad alike, her faith has been there to support her and remind her that there will always be light and love. She brings that message to people through her music, humanitarian work and writing. In her award winning book, Suzanne Lantana: A Collection of Short Stories, Pettignano included fictional pieces based upon real events in her life, including the loss of her beloved aunt in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. The lessons presented in Melissa’s book can help teens and pre-teens begin to develop effective life skills and coping mechanisms. We sat down in New Jersey to talk with Melissa about her inspiration for her music and writing, and her continuing faith. BREAKAWAY DAILY: What inspired you to write your book, Suzanne Lantana: A Collection of Short Stories? MELISSA: When I was in the six grade a teacher at school encouraged me to write and to consider publishing my collected tales as a book. And so I did. They are collections of short stories that have personal meaning and offer pertinent life lessons for young girls. The main character, Suzanne, is a fun-loving girl with a lot of…

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Stray off the beaten path this fall with Blue District’s “Nature’s Realm” collection

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et yourself wander through the enchanted forest as we take a walk through Blue District‘s Nature’s Realm collection. You’ll find yourself among earth tones, floral prints, lush textures and patterns inspired by nature in these whimsical and captivating pieces. From puff jackets, chunky sweaters, elegant coats, bodysuits, flowing skirts, fairy dresses, and even unique statement heels, there’s something here to dress your enchanted side. There’s magic and inspiration to be found at every turn. Ready to take a gander? Into the woods we go… [adace_shoppable_image attachment=”14121″] The enchanted forest has a life of its own. Its paths weave through the trees, across streams and through the bushes, with something new to discover at every turn. Hear the crunch of fallen leaves and branches beneath your feet, feel the crisp air on your skin, and smell the fresh rich earth with all its possibilities. Get in touch with your enchanted side by wandering through the forest and discovering something new. Follow your own path… [adace_shoppable_image attachment=”14120″] Inspired by nature, these pieces feature soft lines and soft fabrics cut to fit, flow and flatter. Whether your muse calls you to a snow-covered field with icicles hanging from branches and sparkling in the…

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Dolan Twins direct Cub Sport’s new music video: Nu Dae Productions & The Epoch Advisory Exclusive Interview

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Ethan Dolan and Grayson Dolan, collectively known as The Dolan Twins, are an American comedy due and two of YouTube’s biggest stars with over six million subscribers on the platform since 2014. Now they are sitting in the director’s chair (or rather wearing their director t-shirts) making their directorial debut for an undisclosed song from one of their favourite bands, Cub Sport. The Dolan Twins took to their Instagram to share the big news that they were directing the music video. “Grayson and I have been working on something for a really long time now,” Ethan said. “It’s something that is extremely different – we haven’t done anything like this ever before, but it’s something that we’ve always been passionate about it and wanted to always try and it’s so crazy that we finally can. And I think it would be really cool to share with you guys to let you know what we’re doing now and share the final project with you guys.” The founding publicist of The Epoch Advisory, Dani Miller, together with founding Video Producer Mackinzie Dae of Nu Dae Production, are forging a path to become a powerful new full-service production force in Hollywood aiming to tell…

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The Swansons release new music video Move Forward off Third album Country This

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The Swansons, Alternative Country Rock-Pop Band release their new music video “Move Forward.” The husband-wife duo Joe and Angie Finley created their 14-song album which includes songs like “Where Did Everybody Go” and “Let’s Talk”; which pays homage to their musical philosophy of uniting people while spreading love, peace and happiness. Their music was produced in Nashville, Tennessee. They are teaming up with Wright Records, the development label with Sony Music Entertainment’s: The Orchard.

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Six Gun Sal release Red Blooded American off second forthcoming album

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Six Gun Sal, a Los Angeles based southern rock band recently released their new single “Red Blooded American” Off Second Forthcoming Album. Six Gun Sal will move you with melodic emotional ballads, and grungy rocked out powerhouse songs like Whiskey Mountain and the Life featuring powerful lead guitars and funky bass riffs, and drum fills that will make you get up and move to the sounds of Six Gun Sal.

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