Channel 1 — June 4, 2023

Nothing survived "The Breaking" unchanged; lives and fortunes, love and hate, freedom and slavery … An epic journey across a young nation seething with debauchery, brutality, corruption, and political intrigue, unwittingly on the brink of an unimaginable disaster; the American Civil War. Captain Nathaniel Chambers has left the violent army life behind in Texas, never imagining he’s on the very Road to The Breaking.

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Roxana Arama speaking about “Extreme Vetting”

An immigration lawyer fights to keep her client from being deported and losing his family. But those who want him gone will stop at nothing—including murder.

Seattle, Washington, 2019. Attorney and single mom Laura Holban is an immigrant herself, guiding clients through a Kafkaesque system of ever-changing rules, where overworked judges make life-shattering decisions in minutes. Laura’s newest client is Emilio Ramirez, who was arrested in front of his sons at their high school and thrown in detention.

When Laura files for Emilio’s asylum, the world turns upside down. False criminal charges prevent his release, someone is following his family, and an ICE prosecutor threatens to revoke Laura’s US citizenship. None of it makes sense—until she uncovers a deadly conspiracy involving ICE, stolen data, and human trafficking.

Now the man at the center of it all is coming after Laura and Emilio, who must find a way to survive—and keep their families safe.

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B.T. Polcari speaking about “Fire & Ice”

Fire & Ice is a mystery with enigmatic ciphers, perplexing coded messages, a massive flawless diamond, and a fabled lost treasure galleon. The protagonist, Sara Donovan, is a quirky college student working as a summer archivist intern in a museum vault that also contains a smaller valuables vault.

After a brief power outage, Sara is convinced a 175-carat diamond was stolen from the valuables vault and replaced with a fake, despite zero supporting evidence of a heist. When nobody takes her concerns seriously, she instead takes the mystery upon herself and dives into her own investigation. With each clue Sara uncovers, an added layer of mystery engulfs her investigation. So complicated, in fact, Sara involves her best friend, cryptanalyst father, mathematician brother, and of course Mauzzy her miniature dachshund.

Will Sara and her crew solve a potentially centuries-old mystery? Will Sara end up being the prime suspect? Will Sara manage to untangle herself in time for fall semester? Read Fire & Ice to see how Sara and Mauzzy's summer turned out, and if they end up behind bars.

What the Critics Say:

When museum intern Sara Donovan suspects a rare diamond on display has been stolen and replaced with a fake, her amateur investigative skills kick into gear.” -APPROVED. IndieReader

“Polcari transforms what could be a clichéd plot and spices it up with colorful, engaging characters, accessible, conversational prose, down-to-earth dialogue, and a flair for storytelling that will keep readers turning pages." -RECOMMENDED. The US Review of Books

“…it’s an immersive reading experience that has the right blend of characterization, plot, and setting. Fire and Ice does not disappoint, and Sara Donovan is a new fictional sleuth to watch out for.” -5 Stars. Readers’ Favorite


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Sherry A. Burton speaking about “Discovery -The Orphan Train Saga”

While most use their summer breaks for pleasure, third grade teacher Cindy Moore is using her summer vacation to tie up some loose ends concerning her grandmother’s estate. When Cindy enters the storage unit that holds her grandmother’s belongings, she is merely looking for items she can sell to recoup some of the rental fees she’s spent paying for the unit. Instead, what she finds are secrets her grandmother has taken to the grave with her. The more Cindy uncovers, the more she wants to know. Why was her grandmother abandoned by her own mother? Why hadn’t she told Cindy she’d lived in an orphanage? And how come her grandmother never mentioned she’d made history as one of the children who rode the Orphan Trains? Join Cindy as she uncovers her grandmother’s hidden past and discovers the life that stole her grandmother’s love.

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Dennis Galloway speaking about “Dream Traveler's Tale Book II: The Pen, Knights Templar Treasure”

Katherine MacDonald is on her own. Divorced with two small children while Edinburgh is being bombed during World War II, she is desperate to survive. Her long hours working at a laundry barely pay her bills. Her only solace is writing, but she could never imagine how a little pen found in an antiques store would change her life. Astonished, Katherine watches as the pen drags her hand across pages, scrawling out words from the past—the words of the medieval knight Francois Jacques LaMar. Soon, Katherine finds herself time-traveling into the past to witness Francois’ life as he rises from being a miserable orphan to a Grand Marshal of the Knights Templar, honored by all. And in his writing, he reveals a secret treasure that he hid away that still waits to be found. Amid the chaos of World War II, Katherine begins to search Francois’ writings for clues to the Knights Templar’s hidden treasure. Overcoming treachery and setbacks and finding trustworthy companions, she travels to the black, dangerous Cuillins Mountains on the Isle of Skye, little realizing the Nazis also seek the treasure.

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Deb Lewis speaking about “Why Is Pono not Pono Today? Bring out the best when someone is stressed”

Set in Hawaii, this heartwarming book and its lovable characters offer adults and children helpful ways to discuss and handle stress."Why is Pono not Pono Today?" is a book where kids of all ages easily identify with the normally happy Pono the Bull. Pono snaps after others are mean to him. His friend Kuleana notices what happens and helps to quickly bring back the best in Pono.

Here, tough situations end well through love, creativity, and working closely together. When we learn how to work through the toughest situations together, STRESS becomes our SUPERPOWER.


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Bill Humbert speaking about “EXPECT SUCCESS! The Science Of The Over 50 Career Search”

Many people as they approach 50 years old or are in their 50s, 60s, and today, even their 70s, are afraid their careers ended when they had to leave intentionally or by being laid off. This is far from the truth! With 40+ years of Expert Professional Recruiting experience mingled with 26+ years of Expert Career Coaching Experience, Bill is uniquely qualified to Author, Speak, and Coach professionals on their Career Search. As a Recruiter, he knows the landscape behind the HR curtain - and it is not pretty for anyone searching for a new position. Salary Negotiation? Bill uses his experience to assist you in your salary negotiations and provides a Salary Negotiation Script. Throughout his book, Bill provides stories to illustrate the success of the candidates he coached - well, the ones who listened. You will learn about a few candidates who chose to ignore his coaching. "EXPECT SUCCESS! The Science Of The Over 50 Career Search" has in only 4 months after release received the following recognition: 4 Star Review from Clarion Reviews 5 STAR Review from Joe Wisinski at Readers' Favorite: Book Reviews and Award Contests (and entered into the Award Contest.) Recognized by The C-Suite Network as one of the 100+ Best Business Books This book is written in a Step by Step Guide to finding your next position or your next Career. It is unique because, beginning with the Cover, there are QR codes sprinkled through the book. Many of the QR codes lead to one of the 135 Television interviews where Bill (RecruiterGuy) is a guest. During the interview, they go into further detail on the appropriate topic. Follow the coaching in this book to identify, receive an appropriate offer, and grow your career. If you network faithfully with 4 new networking contacts daily, you will find your next position in 90 days.

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Kass Ghayouri speaking about “An Era of Error”

Kass Ghayouri's An Era of Error sheds light on an Indian girl growing up in a period of racial segregation enforced through the legislation of the Apartheid government, in South Africa during the period of 1960 to 2000. During the time of the Apartheid regime, Kay found it a liability being an Indian. The Immorality Act was a strict code of conduct, which prevented interracial affairs and marriages. It is a story of jaw-dropping dehumanization, torture and verbal intimidation, conducted in total violation of the Apartheid laws. The major characters suffered gross violation of civil rights and human rights, unleashed by the Apartheid era. Amidst the brutality, emerges the most beautiful love story that transports the major characters into a new dimension.

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Larry Lockridge speaking about “The Cardiff Giant”

The Cardiff Giant, set in Cooperstown, New York, has up its novelistic sleeve Puck's profound declaration, "Lord, what fools these mortals be!" Jess Freeman, investigative reporter, arrives on the scene to look into the weird disappearance from the Farmers' Museum of a huge human figure. He had been unearthed in the late nineteenth century near Cardiff, New York. Jess confronts locals and outsiders who all have a theory, including that the giant has been reanimated and is lurching throughout the community. They are enmeshed in self-punishing belief systems such as alien abduction, astrology, kabbalistic numerology, New Age rebirthing, and religious dogmas reduced to literal absurdities. The fast-paced action centers around episodes where they pay a sorry price for their beliefs. But skeptics don't fare much better, susceptible as they are to mental disorders that show the faculty of reason is fragile indeed. These characters group and regroup, with romance always on their minds, and finally come to recognitions at once surprising and moving.