93-Year-Old Writer Scores Big with His First Novel

Sherman Oaks, CA (March 6, 2014) – Against the worst odds, true love has the ability to transcend death, and leaves an indelible mark on anyone who truly loves. That’s what 93-year-old author Wendell Ware believes and shares in this love story, based on real life, making it even more compelling and heartwarming. Arise My Love and Come Away With Mealso describes the early days of aviation, which should be of interest to pilots and history buffs everywhere.

Readers will witness the love story of Wynn Cary and Doey Brooks. Set against the violent backdrop of World War II, their uniquely American journey explores the hopes, fears, passion, and call to duty that have altered the lives of young lovers since the beginning of time.

Wynn always dreamed of becoming a pilot, flying from the age of ten, and making his first solo flight as a teenager. While studying at the University of North Carolina he meets Doey Brooks, a beautiful young woman studying law at Duke University,at a local airfield. Their shared passion for flying becomes an inspiring love story that begins as a college romance and grows in depth and meaning as World War II becomes an ever-looming menace. As their relationship blossoms, the war stalls their plans to marry.

Their beautiful story harks back to a kinder, gentler time when loyalty, good manners, and personal integrity were the rule rather than the exception.
About the Author
Wendell R. Ware, born in 1918 in West Virginia, graduated from St. Petersburg College in Florida and the University of North Carolina. He was a United States Air Force pilot, serving in the Southwest Pacific during World War II from 1943-1946. He was Commanding Officer of the 35th Fighter Control Squadron during the atom bomb missions that led to the end of the war. He was recalled to service in 1950 and served an additional 27 months in the Korean War. Ware was President of Micro Publication Systems, with international offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, London and Paris.

He wrote this novel at the age of 93.
Arise My Love and Come Away With Me
by Wendell R. Ware
Publication Date: June 19, 2012
Paperback: $23.95; 396 pages; ISBN978-1468586565
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Questions Answered on Paper

Chilliwack, BC (March 6, 2014) – Author David Maclagan invites everyone to put their thoughts on paper with his new book, Questions. When people are presented with a blank page, it’s amazing how they can come up with something different, something unique, something creative, something compelling, and something wonderful. And that’s what this book is all about –freeing the mind and sharing answers to the world through pen and paper.

This is a book that leaves blank pages for the reader to fill in a short story that answers the questions in the mind of the reader. There is no right or wrong answer, just what the reader’s imagination can come up with and print neatly. Some say people will be able to look back at what they write and reflect on what they answered.

This book is available online and can be purchased at http://www.amazon.com, http://www.xlibris.com and http://www.barnesandnoble.com.
About the Author
David Maclagan has been involved professionally in many forms of art and design since graduating from the Ontario College of Art in 1957. He’s had regular one-person shows in prominent Canadian galleries since 1970 and paintings in shows in Canada, England, Japan, Mexico, the U.S.A., China, and Korea. He features his paintings, studies and sketches from travels to over 56 countries .He works comfortably in 40 mediums on a broad range of subject matter from landscape or figures to mystical art. He is also an extensive researcher into perception, visual programming, visually enhanced environments, and the universal consistencies of the visual process.
byDavid Maclagan
Publication Date: June 13, 2013
Paperback: $20.99; 56 pages; ISBN 9781479774104
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A Woman Offers Youth a Chance to Live Fully

Author shares a true story about family, the power of maternal love, and the need to help the youth for the future of the world

Ontario, Canada (March 6, 2014) –There is hope for a much better world. That’s what author Jan Amos shares in her newly published book, Just Being There. With an interesting and honest look into today’s society, this true story unveils how love, family, talent and understanding can make a whole lot of change. Filled with some heartfelt twists and turns, it shows everyone the power of love and the reassurance that if people come into one’s life for a reason and for the good, they will stay.

A woman courageously rebuilds her life after leaving an unhealthy marriage for herself and her two older daughters. She has spent many years helping the youth in her community. She has had a wonderful young woman with the gift of a child keeping her busy for the last few months. Then comes Dylan, a boy in need of a mother, who enters into her life. She takes Dylan under her wing and starts to give him everything he needs in his life to be a successful young man. At this time, a unique and rare relationship developbetween Dylan and Jenny, a relationship similar to mother and son. Moreover, there is a discovery of the musical genius that lies within Dylan.

As time passes, the judgment and ridicule of society takes its toll – but in the end, it is the understanding that the most sacred mantra of parenting is:Just Being There.

This book is available online and can be purchased at http://www.bookwhirl.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.barnesandnoble.com and http://www.authorjanamos.com.
About the Author
Jan Amos is a single woman in her early fifties who has been on a path of rebuilding her life for the last seven years. During this time, she discovered her love for writing and her strong ability for insight. She has volunteered in her community, helping the youth for the past 15 years in the school system and the court system.
Just Being There
byJan Amos
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Paperback: $15.75; 290 pages; ISBN978-1-61856-298-2

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To Face Fear Create Courage and Overcome It…

Author’s true story of facing fear and overcoming it through courage will be featured at the London Book Fair on April 8-10, 2014 in London, UK

Destin, FL(March 17, 2014)–In the upcoming London Book Fair, author Bert Rodriguez will share to the world his true story of getting through fear by creating courage deep within oneself.In his book, Face Fear Create Courage, he talks about the experiences which have given him deep insight into the different aspects of the fear of confrontation as well as other struggles people constantly face.

Master Rodriguez’s insights from his personal experiences will help give readers the ability to understand and control internal emotions, including doubt, ego, pride, and true confidence. He shares and details techniques so everyone can better confront fear as well as other factors that may help overcome life’s challenges. This book chronicles his youth, his drug addiction and trafficking, jail, and street encounters with death, including attacks by gang members, being stabbed, being shot,being homeless, and his success in kicking heroin addiction.He explains the methods and system he has used to overcome numerous obstacles and redirect his life to a positive future.

In the real world, fear comes in different shapes and in many sizes; from the emotional fears of adolescence: fear of looking foolish, saying what might be laughed at by others, or not being accepted, to the dangerous types of fears: bullying, accidents, injuries, or illnesses. And sometimes as people mature, they find their own bodies attacking them with aches, pains, and the turmoil created by their very own thoughts.

This book is available online and can be purchased at http://www.amazon.comand http://www.barnesandnoble.com.

About the Author
Master Bert Rodriguez has dedicated over fifty years to the study and understanding of fear, both its physical and mental aspects, and how strongly it influences people’s lives. He has earned black belts in eight distinct styles of martial arts, including four master degrees. As a result, he has extensive knowledge of their foundations, backgrounds, histories, and philosophies. He has trained members of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Metro Dade Police Academy, Broward County Sheriff’s Office, and numerous individuals in various departments in the US military and armed forces.He has an extensive background as a counselor and speaker in the fields of positive attitude, self-hypnosis, and personal motivation.

Face Fear Create CouragebyBert Rodriguez
Publication Date: November 2013
Price: $20.85; 260 pages; ISBN978-145752265-9

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, you may contact Raffi Anderson at BookWhirl.com by phone at (877) 207-1679 or by email at info@BookWhirl.com.

Walking Through the Storm by Cynthia Wester

Walking Through the Storm

Many of us encounter storms in our lives. But each of us has to face a different kind of hurricane, thunderstorms, or tornado, in our own way – in the way we know how. How do you deal with yours?

When you face financial reversals, loss of loved ones, and other personal human tragedies, how do you usually react? Do you wallow, stand up, give up, or move on? There is only one way to walk through the storms of life, as so many others have before us, and that is clinging to the hand of God.

This book explores how men and women of faith in biblical, as well as modern, times have transversed the storms of adversity, and emerged victorious. Comparisons between storm in both the natural and spiritual realms allow you to differentiate what it means to walk through the storm.


About the Author

Cynthia Wester is the wife of Stanley Wester, and they reside in Rockwood, Tennessee. She is the mother of two grown children, Kimberly Riddle and Adam Wester. She is the doting grandmother of two grandsons and a granddaughter.

Retired from the Roane County Department of Health, Cynthia serves on its Board of Health. She is a member of the Ladies Retreat Committee of Cedine Bible Ministries in Spring City, Tennessee.

She is an active member and teacher in the Little Leaf Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, Tennessee. No stranger to personal storms, her salvation through faith in Jesus, plus her strong faith in God enable her to share lessons that she has learned from the storms of life.

Using Story Beats To Increase Writing Speed

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Agatha Christie wrote some 422 books and had sold 4 billion books. Writing speed? What are you talking about? After all, books are written because, in Philip Pullman’s words, “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world”. However, if it is the speed which matters more than the quality of the output, the casualty will be the reader, to be sure. And you don’t need personal trainer courses sydney to testify that. There is a way thought to have speed and to have quality. Have Five Beats of Storytelling always in mind and you will see your writing speed hardly ever flagging.


This is the beat wherein you let your readers know what you think they should know about the characters, their idiosyncrasies and the story itself. This is the beat where you might have a summary if you want to have one.  For example, if the story about to unfold is about a World War II hero, you could appraise the readers on the war itself, how the hero came to be present in the situation that led to his performing his commendable feat etc. Only, be careful not to stretch it too long.

The incident

Bring the central theme to the fore. Perhaps the incident that forms the core of the narrative, the reason why the book is getting written at all should be given a fair treatment here. The vulnerabilities that the character sports, the impact such a trait is going to have on the future should all be given expression by employing proper descriptive methods.  This is the right time to introduce romantic interests if any.

Beat 3: Raising the stakes

Next, try to justify or deride the central incident by lending weightage or lightening it, as the case may be. The context in which the conclusion has been arrived at should be explained earnestly. Give as much interesting details as necessary and possible in order to make the story memorable. Make the flow natural, taking care never to make it look forced. Maybe your hero wanted to sail the seven seas to see the world but how ended up saving dozens of lives on board the battleship Arizona during the Pearl Harbor attack. And, how he was all the more happy not getting his wish fulfilled.

Main Event

Your narration has now reached the culminating point. All your efforts at making people understand and get a vibe with them have come to the point of fruition. Do not hold anything back and go all out to prove your point.  If you had planned on a monumental twist, give it to the readers like a bolt from the blue. Make it snappy and leave them struggling to get a breather.

The resolution

Here is where you emphasize the uniqueness of your story.  By now, a reader should have gotten into the groove and be malleable to anything you say.  The conclusion of the story should leave no one doubt that they are looking forward to your next.

Two Screens Are Better Than One for Productivity

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Sitting in your office may feel a bit like sitting in the Bat Cave from a Batman movie, with the multiple devices at your fingertips. Having two monitors is becoming a common sight in many offices. The reason behind this multiple-monitor-mayhem is the proven increase of productivity. A study done by JPR Research showed an average productivity increase of 42 percent from multiple monitor usage. With results like these, it is no wonder people are reaching for a second monitor.

But what happens when you step out of your office, leaving behind all the technology at your fingertips? Just because you are away from your office doesn’t mean that you can’t have the benefits of two monitors to aid you in your multi-tasking. One of the best options for creating a two monitor setup away from your office is to use a tablet as your second monitor. All that is required is a laptop or home computer, a tablet, and the right software to create a dual monitor system.

Selecting a Tablet

When selecting a tablet to use as your second monitor, keep a few things in mind. You want it to be light and portable, but also offer enough screen space so that you can see it clearly. For smaller options, the Google Nexus 7 or the Apple iPad mini are excellent choices for portability. You can compare iPad and the Nexus line at T-Mobile with some of your other options.

Software Options

Connecting your tablet to your laptop or home computer requires that you install the right software both on your tablet and computer, as HowToGeek.com outlines. Some are specific to the tablet you use, and some work on both Android and iOS tablets. You simply download and install the app on your tablet, as you would any other app. Then download and install the server software on your computer that comes with the app. Once installed on both, you should have a wireless connection between them. While prices vary on products from free to around $10, the highest rated options include:

  • Air Display – Available for the iPad and the Android tablets, it is one of the highest rated and most widely used. The cost is $9.99 for both apps.
  • iDisplay – Less expensive, at $4.99, it is available for both the iPad and Android. iDisplay also has the benefit of working with both Mac and Windows computers.
  • MaxiVista – For those using iPads, MaxiVista may be a better option. At $9.99, it’s rated 4+ stars in the iTunes store.

Separate Monitor

One of the easiest solutions to having a second monitor can also be simply setting your tablet up next to your computer and using it as a second monitor by itself, with no connection between the two. You will still have two screens to use, without having to install any software. The best way to do this is to use a solid stand for your tablet, such as the FlipBlade, to give you the stability you need while using it.