Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Join your Host Carole P. Roman for another Episode of Let's Say Hello To Our Neighbors!

Interview between host Carole P. Roman and 

A little reminder for your child. 

Want more? Check out Mindfulness for Kids here: http://bit.ly/MindfulnessForKidsBook

Check out my latest Blog-Talk Radio interview with my co-author, J. Robin Albertson-Wren! 

"Mindfulness For Kids" coming soon to Amazon.com!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Abundance and Return to Abundance by Shanna Swenson

Abundance and Return to Abundance
by Shanna Swenson

Misfortune comes to us all in some form...

For Natalie Cameron, misfortune came in the most unspeakable way imaginable, now she must try and rebuild her life while fighting her own dark demons, the town speculation, her arrogant brother and her raging desire for the kindest man she’s ever met. 

Natalie Cameron, along with her young daughter, Dallas, is on the run from a past that threatens to destroy her sanity. When her car breaks down on the side of a two lane Texas road, Jack Kinsen, her parent’s ranch foreman, unknowingly comes to her rescue. His kind eyes and sincere charm make him an easy target for Natalie’s trust issues and pent-up aggressions. But it doesn’t take her long to realize that her attitude towards him has a lot less to do with jealousy and a lot more to do with the fact that his closeness sets her on fire like no one else ever has. His sincerity begins to disarm the front she guards so vigilantly. If she isn’t careful, she could find herself lost to him….

At first glance, Jack Kinsen is fascinated by Natalie Butler Cameron and her child with her most curious gift. Natalie is the beloved only daughter of Jack’s employers and he’s not only baffled by her indifference to him but mystified by her unwarranted anger. She starts to awaken something primal within him, but will his compassionate nature be enough to break down the walls she hides behind or are her wounds simply too deep to heal? 

Just as Natalie’s fate begins to turn around, unknowing danger lurks on the horizon. Natalie's disturbing past is about to make an unexpected return...and with vengeance.

Abundance is a charming novel that will sweep you away with romance, drama and suspense as it expresses the depth of raw human emotion and the strength it takes to overcome tragedy. 

Here's my bio:
Shanna Swenson is the author of Abundance and Return to Abundance, endearing romance novels that show how true love can conquer any tragedy. She hopes to release her next book in the series in early 2019.

Shanna is a Georgia native who spent many of her childhood summers traveling across the south to her father's home state of Texas, which only served to fuel her love of travel and family. Shanna has gone from being a bartender to a 911 dispatcher to performing cardiac ultrasounds, but writing has always been her true passion. She started writing her first works, the groundwork for her first three novels, at the age of fourteen and writes predominately romance, including paranormal and fantasy. 

She married her own "knight in shining armor" in 2015 and when she's not typing away at her next novel, she enjoys traveling, watching football, hiking, yoga, movies of the action and horror genres, photography, music, reading books of all kinds and being on the water. 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Flash Fiction for Animal Lovers by Ted Cohen

Flash Fiction
Animal Lovers

Format: eBook; Paperback
Authors: Theodore Jerome Cohen,
Alyssa Devine 
Publ. Date: September 5, 2018
Price: $1.99; $8.99
Page Count: 176 pages 
Size: 6x9-inches
Publ.: CreateSpace Independent 
Publishing Platform (Imprint: TJC Press)

Amazon Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/Theodore-Jerome-Cohen/e/B003EDFMI0

Available in Kindle and Paperback Editions

Flash Fiction Anthology – Book 7

Who doesn’t like a good animal story?! That’s why we created this special edition for our series on Flash Fiction. The contents of this seventh Flash Fiction anthology are drawn from the 438 stories found in Books 1 through 6, incl., of the Creative Ink, Flashy Fiction anthologies and are devoted entirely to our friends from the Animal Kingdom. Here you’ll find stories about loyal canines, mischievous felines, photobombing birds, and other creatures, large and small, that will make you smile, perhaps shed a tear, but always leave you thinking about this strange and awesome road we call “life.” The stories, each 250 words or less in length, are best compared to a handful of peanuts or M&M’s. Which is to say, they’re tiny, bite-sized morsels that won’t let you stop with one!

Theodore Jerome Cohen, PhD, is an award-winning author who has published more than ten novels, all but one of them mystery/thrillers. He also writes Young Adult (YA) novels under the pen name “Alyssa Devine.” During the course of his 45-year career he has worked as an engineer, scientist, CBS Radio Station News Service (RSNS) commentator, investor, private investigator, and Antarctic explorer. What he's been able to do with his background is mix fiction with reality in ways that even his family and friends have been unable to unravel! His most recent writings include anthologies of Flash Fiction as well as anthologies of unusual short stories titled The Road Less Taken (Books 1 and 2) and a ripped-from-the-headlines novel, Wheel of Fortune, a mystery/thriller based on an actual FBI sting that took place in southeastern Pennsylvania some years ago involving a New York-based crime-infested cartage association. Prior to this he wrote Eighth Circle, which was inspired by instances of mob-influenced corruption in New York City, and Night Shadows, which dealt with the subjects of child abuse, teenage rape, and teen suicideEarlier mystery/thrillers included Lilith: Demon of the Night, inspired by real-life instances of vampirism, and House of Cards: Dead Men Tell No Tales, inspired by the 2008 financial crisis, which was precipitated by the housing bubble. Finally, an earlier novel of the same genre, Death by Wall Street: Rampage of the Bulls, focused on corruption within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the incompetence of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)From December 1961 through early March 1962, Dr. Cohen participated in the16thChilean Expedition to the Antarctic. The US Board of Geographic Names in October, 1964, named the geographical feature Cohen Islands, located at 63° 18' S. latitude, 57° 53' W. longitude in the Cape Legoupil area, Antarctica, in his honor. Dr. Cohen's Antarctic Murders Trilogy describes what happened following a robbery of the Banco Central de Chile in Talcahuano in May, 1960. The robbery and the events that took place primarily between May 1960 and March 1962, are described in Frozen in Time: Murder at the Bottom of the World (Book I).Unfinished Business: Pursuit of an Antarctic Killer (Book II) reveals the events that unfolded between March 1962 and March 1965End Game: Irrational Acts, Tragic Consequences (Book III) takes place in 1965 and resolves most, but not all, of the issues raised in the series. The entire Antarctic Trilogy can be found in one Kindle edition titled Cold Blood. Dr. Cohen's first novel, Full Circle: A Dream Denied, A Vision Fulfilled, which is based on his life as a violinist, was published in 2009. Dr. Cohen at one time was a violinist with the Bryn Athyn (PA) Orchestra and particularly enjoys the music of Gustav Mahler. Dr. Cohen also has published more than 450 papers, articles, columns, essays, and interviews, and is a co-author of The NEW Shortwave Propagation Handbook (from CQ Communications). Finally, Dr. Cohen has written three children’s books: The Magic Machine (1979) and three books in the series Stories for the Early Years: Pepe Builds a Nest (2017),Rufus Finds a Home (2017), and Fuzzy Wuzzy (2017). For more information on Dr. Cohen and his books, the interested reader is invited to view the book descriptions, photographs, and videos that can be found at <www.theodore-cohen-novels.com>. His Young Adult novels can be found at <www.alyssadevinenovels.com>.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Kid-friendly mindfulness techniques by J. Robin Albertson-Wren

Meet my co-author, J. Robin Albertson-Wren, who recently  created an on-line course for elementary school kids.
Click here for more information on her course!

Together, we made "Mindfulness For Kids", a book to help kids develop coping skills.

Click here for the book!

J. Robin Albertson-Wren

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Mindfulness For Kids by Carole P. Roman & J. Robin Albertson-Wren

Mindfulness For Kids by Carole P. Roman & J. Robin Albertson-Wren

Mindfulness for Kids offers fun activities for kids ages 6-12 to stay cool, happy, and present with mindfulness.

Homework horrors, chores, and not-so-friendly friends―that’s enough to make any kid’s brain hurt. The secret to staying cool is easy: it’s called mindfulness―and this book gives kids fun activities to practice it on their own.

Mindfulness for Kids applies mindfulness exercises to stories and real-life scenarios that kids go through at home, school, and with friends. Shared through the voices of five children: Jasmine, Willow, Kayli, Colby, and Zeke, Mindfulness for Kids is an engaging, kid-friendly guide for handling tough situations and powerful emotions mindfully.

From using belly breathing to help with panic before a presentation to actively listening to siblings, Mindfulness for Kids addresses the everyday challenges that kids face with:

Mindfulness 101 that teaches kids what mindfulness is, and how they can be mindful of their emotions and senses.
Relatable, real-life scenarios that kids encounter at home, school, and with friends.
30 Fun exercises that show kids how tricks like a gratitude list, “counting to calm”, and even yoga poses can help them relax and feel better from not-so-nice feelings.
Mindfulness is a kind of superpower we all have but don’t know how to use. In this book, kids will learn how to use this power to feel good about themselves and the world around them through activities and stories told by kids, for kids.

Click here to find this book on Amazon!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Welcome Laura Lovett! with Indie Authors Roundtable

Welcome Laura Lovett!

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Laura (Hambley) Lovett was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2005. Her love of writing began at an early age when she would create and draw characters, telling stories to herself as she drew.
An accomplished author in the academic and business world, Laura pursued her love of creative writing to pen her first novel, Losing Cadence, a psychological thriller. Losing Cadence was written over many years as Laura juggled school, work, and family, but she made time to pursue her passion for writing.
Laura is a psychologist and entrepreneur, currently running practices in the areas of career and leadership development and distributed workplaces. She was nominated and selected as a Distinctive Woman in Canada in 2013. Laura also enjoys teaching at the University of Calgary and has been an Adjunct Professor of Psychology since 2010.
Laura lives in Calgary with her husband, three children, and dog, Ghost. She loves playing squash, traveling, and reading, as well as her view of the Rocky Mountains as the snow, is falling on her hot tub.
Laura is currently represented by Mickey Mikkelson of Creative Edge Publicity

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

I don’t know how you do that… by Carole P. Roman

I don’t know how you do that…

by Carole P. Roman
This article and others featured on Medium.com | https://medium.com/@caroleproman/i-dont-know-how-you-do-that-b0ebc3009506

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It appears that I juggle a lot. Sometimes my workload sounds a little unreal even to my own ears. From the time I was a child, I learned to move things around so I could get what I needed to be done.
My mother worked full-time. The cycle didn’t stop there. My grandmother and her mother, as well as her grandmother, worked full-time as well. I guess it’s in the DNA.
My great-great grandmother was a farmer and an innkeeper. She grew her vegetables, killed her own chickens, and raised eleven children. Her daughter, my great-grandmother was a working woman. Her husband passed away from TB at the untimely age of twenty-eight. She divided up her four children to various relatives then got a job as a housekeeper and cook in a college in Austria-Hungary. She served as a sort of house mother.
My grandmother became a teacher, and when she moved to this country, she lost her occupation upon marriage. I’m proud to say she took on my grandfather’s candy store, raised five children, as well as an additional four young children incorporated into the family when her sister-in-law passed away.
My grandmother told me stories of picking and distilling rose petals for ice-cream syrup and cooking pears she harvested from her bedroom window for customers to eat during the depression. She also managed a numbers business for the infamous Dutch Schultz. In other words, my Bubbie was a bookie. All this without modern conveniences like dishwashers, or washing machines and dryers.
My mother was a full-charged bookkeeper who worked for a fuel oil company as well as managed my dad’s hardware store books in the evenings. Saturday and Sunday were reserved for food shopping and heading to the lower east side for merchandise to stock the shelves of their store.
It was natural for me to slide into second place with my husband, taking care of the back office while he was on the road. This is not as simple as it sounds. While we may have started with one car, there was still perspective accounts to call, airlines arrivals to check, billing, schmoozing. It was like building a structure. We began with the bare bones, then each level added more depth, more things to do. Soon I was dispatching multiple cars, farming out the overflow, checking on customer satisfaction, looking for leads.
As the business grew, so did my responsibilities, like payroll, taxes, sales. There were no set hours. Most of our work came from Los Angeles, so the concept of a regular day didn’t exist in our home.
The phones were located in our kitchen, so the entire house was taken over by the business. All this went on while I cooked, and cleaned, ironed and did homework. My husband was on the road and often didn’t come home until after eleven at night, where he’d fall into bed and get up for the red-eye fight arriving five hours later.
Once the kids went to bed, I found myself with a block of time. That’s when I wrote my first novel.
My family and business grew, and so did my tasks. I live with lists. We hired people to help. Just because you have people working with you, ( I hate to say they work for me, they work for themselves. I only provide the means.) doesn’t mean it gets easier to accomplish. You have to make sure they follow through with their responsibility. The lists get bigger, more involved.
Today, I run our businesses with my sons. It’s still a twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week type of thing, so the phone never can be far. Despite the layers of people, sometimes you are still needed. I took care of my husband as he battled his final illness. We both showed up for work daily until the last weeks of his life.
I have written and produced over fifty books, and manage my son’s marketing and promotion for his twenty books.
Last weekend I wrote a script for my first book, Captain No Beard. I submitted it to the local children’s theater to see if it would fly.
I told the girls at the bereavement group about it, and I heard the familiar refrain, “I don’t know how you do it.”
“What?’ I asked.
“All the things you juggle. I don’t understand how you manage it.”
I shrugged. It’s easy when it’s a labor of love. When I stopped thinking of it as juggling and more of a balancing act, everything just fell into place.

This article and others featured on Medium.com | https://medium.com/@caroleproman/i-dont-know-how-you-do-that-b0ebc3009506