Channel 4 — October 26, 2021

JOY! It’s YOUR choice. Every day! Does life leave you feeling hopeless and joyless? Are your intentions out of alignment with your actions? What choices do you make in life to Discover Your Joy? Do you know you can live in joy every day of your life—but—it is a choice! I had to make a choice to have joy in my life. I had experienced loss and major change of life plans, and really, I just went through the motions of living. Sure, there were moments of joy but that was it—moments. Until I made the choice to discover my own joy. In Discover Your Joy, you will find:• Daily inspirations to be joyful• Learn how to live an abundant life filled with joy!• Discover inner peace• How to become a Joy-Fanatic. A quick inspirational read every morning will have you on your way to discover moments of joy each day. Chock full of encouragement and inspiration, you will learn to seek and experience true joy in your life. Discover Your Joy – Daily splashes of inspiration for living an abundant life of happiness, blessings, and inner peace.

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Gibbs Williams, PhD speaking about “SMACK in the MIDDLE: My Turbulent Time Treating Heroin Addicts at Odyssey House”

In 1967, an eager 30-year-old psychotherapist named Gibbs Williams was offered a job treating heroin addicts at an innovative therapeutic community in lower Manhattan called Odyssey House. What followed over the next seventeen months represents one of the most harrowing and illuminating journeys a young professional can experience at the beginning of his career, due - in large part- to Odyssey's brilliant, pioneering, inscrutable, and mercurial founder and Director, (both a lawyer and psychiatrist). Williams documents his personal and professional Odyssey at Odyssey House in a new book that is both a fascinating look back and an important mirror on some of the most vexing problems our society faces today.

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Brian Huey speaking about “Perpetual”

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

"No government or corporation will control perpetual energy. My discovery will be free for the world, or nobody gets it at all!" His own words haunt Dr. Jackson after his wife’s suspicious death. Can a reclusive man at a Lake Michigan compound, surrounded by security tighter than the White House, protect his son and himself from ever-powerful enemies? A generation later, an all-American whiz kid named Matthew Eaton learns the answer to that question. Who, if anyone, will control Dr. Jackson’s miracle of science?  The Perpetual series bursts off the first page when Matthew witnesses three men gunned down before his eyes. But not before he and Maria are handed the keys to solving one of society’s greatest dilemmas—how the world can fuel its insatiable energy demands. Drawn by a chance encounter into the life of a charismatic stranger called Cracker Jack, Matthew is soon dodging bullets from evildoers—to whom profit trumps life.

While Matthew and Maria take flight along the East Coast in a battered VW Bus, seemingly unrelated events unfold around the globe, some set in motion decades before Matthew was born. Can Matthew trust those closest to him? Can he trust the FBI? Can he trust anyone?

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J. W. Webb speaking about “Blood Feud: Berserker Trilogy, Book 1”

An epic tale of magic, revenge and power begins. Jaran Saerk is an exile from the North, driven out of his homeland by a sorceress who killed his father. He came of age while serving as a warrior in the armies of the Imperial Shen, but he’s never forgotten his vow to avenge his family and take back what is rightfully his. Recently captured and made a slave, Savarna hides a dark secret and doesn’t plan on staying in chains for long. She wants to escape, slip inside the Golden Palace and kill the Empress of Shen. When she meets the exiled warrior from the North, she finally may have her chance. Finvar the Droll, who claims to be a retired thief, insists he can help Jaran in his quest to regain his kingdom. But whose side is this trickster really on? As mighty nations ready for war, enemies surround the trio on all sides. They must unite not simply to stay alive, but also to fulfill their quest: Kill the witch Sheega before she destroys them all. Blood Feud is the start of a new trilogy set in the world of Ansu.

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Deborah Armstrong speaking about “Boss”

Dr. Jules Montgomery needed a hero for just one night. Dane Andrews, Boss to the men who know him, had only one rule--never mess with any woman in his home town. All it took was her arms wrapped around his neck, and her soft, warm lips caressing his ear as she whispered, "Help a girl out. Your name's Gary, and you're my boyfriend."
Boss quickly stepped into the role of hero and fantasy boyfriend, finding it impossible to say no to the mesmerizing beautiful redhead. He played Gary to her Red. For one night only, they belonged to each other.

Five years later, fate and a redheaded four-almost five-year-old reunite them once again. Life has gone on, although neither has forgotten the other. Jules returns to her home town to reconcile with her aunt, only to discover that her aunt is the housekeeper to Boss, a man with an occupation that goes against everything Jules holds dear. Boss is considered a hero by those who know him, although he now needs a service dog by the name of Lucky to keep him safe. Together, man and dog, become the heroes that Jules needs once again to keep her and her daughter safe for more than one night.

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David S. Kreinces speaking about “Investable Benchmarks: A Guide To ETFs, Technology and Leverage”

This book answers:

1. Which ETF portfolio gained 976%, 4x the S&P 500?

2. Which bond ETF returned 7x the Aggregate Index?

3. Which leveraged ETF delivered over 60x? “Academic studies show that benchmark indexes are hard to beat. Using them as investment cornerstones within your portfolio, as this book suggests, is darn good advice. Beyond that, this book provides an investing framework for how to amplify potential returns using leverage.

David knows his stuff!” -Ron Delegge, Founder @ ETFguide

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Donna Louis speaking about “Miracles of Direction Miracles of Conquest Miracles of Provision Miracles of Purpose”

Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision, and Miracles of Purpose delves into biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth and cross references with miracles that take place on a daily basis now in the 21st century.

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David F. D'Orazi speaking about “The In-Between Artist”

The successes and struggles of influential twentieth century artist Tony D'Orazi are detailed in this first-ever biography, The In-Between Artist: The Story of Tony D'Orazi, from his early years as a child prodigy in Missoula, Montana, to his ascension into an award-winning artist by way of New York City and Chicago and his days working for Disney to ultimately becoming the radio and television personality known as Uncle Tony O'Dare, "the first cartoonist of the air." Tony's personal struggles would repeatedly attempt to derail his artistic ambitions, but the art would always find a way to persevere.

Along his ascent, he would also meet his true love, whom he formed a vaudeville act with, which found them entertaining crowds across America. From there, he became a husband and father of four, who constantly struggled to find balance between his roles as a visual artist and family man, all while battling with severe bouts of mental illness.

This is a portrait of an artist and entertainer which also includes later chapters of his life, in which he went on to become a successful salesman and character actor, all while still pursuing his need to create. In the end, despite all these roles he played and the countless hurdles he faced, Tony remained an artist in between. Ultimately, his story proves that no matter what obstacles he faced, his art always found a way.

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Jane Risdon speaking about “Undercover: Crime Shorts”

Under one cover for the first time a collection of crime shorts from Jane Risdon with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction - a must for those who enjoy gripping yarns.

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John Hamlin Gordon II speaking about “Liberty's Flight”

Liberty's Flight is the first in a series of novels attempting to capture the spirit and flavor of the evolvement of our nation. Well-known personages and events are seen through the eyes of an irredeemable Jacobite, who fled Scotland at the end of a bayonet fixed on a Brown Bess by order of King George II.

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Caroline H. Sheppard speaking about “When Family Calls”

Long Distance Caregiving can be challenging—and one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

No one is ever fully prepared to help a family member through a difficult illness, and aging issues, let alone prepare their loved ones for death. In today’s world many are called upon to help from afar—children, nieces or nephews, siblings and even friends. There are many “how to” books out there on caregiving but few share their story—the raw emotions, the exhaustion—but that show how, in the end, the caregiver gains wonderful gifts and a deepened love and understanding for those they help.

In her first book for adults, Caroline H. Sheppard shares her story of how she was called to oversee the care for five family members over a fifteen year period (from 1999 to 2014).  Due to the physical distance between those in need and herself, she learned the ups and downs and ins and outs of long distance care and how challenging and rewarding it can be.

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Patricia Love speaking about “Seen and (UN) Heard: A Little Girl’s Journey From Silence To Empowerment”

This book tells the story of a little girl's journey from silence to empowerment. Feeling seen and (un) heard for most of her life, Patricia courageously shares how she was able to navigate a life of mental abandonment, abuse and trauma, and ultimately, find her power and worth within in order to create a new story. She shares her deepest secrets, pitfalls, and triumphs along the way in hopes of inspiring her readers to choose themselves, and realize that they, too, can have it all.

This book will inspire and empower you if you are ready to:

  • Listen to your inner child
  • Understand that you're never alone, and always supported
  • Look at the areas of your life where you are settling (and refuse to stay there any longer)
  • Want to take your power back
  • Realize it is time to write a new story
  • Remember that you are a gift

Are you at your wits end, feeling like you're trapped on a perpetual hamster wheel of chaos and confusion? I've been there, too. And the good news is, change is possible. In fact, it's probable when you decide to choose yourself first, and step into the life waiting for you.

We've all got a story, and although different, we're actually more alike than we give ourselves credit for. Most (if not all) of us have experienced pain. Most of us have had some form of trauma in our lives. Most of us have had to overcome something that felt impossible to navigate. And guess what? We're all still here which tells me...

You are a warrior, and far more capable than you realize. You can heal and rewrite your story. You can take all the lessons you've been given and create something beautiful from the mess. And you are worthy of the time and effort it takes to make your dreams a reality.

No matter where you've been, or what you've been through, I see you. I honor you. And I love you, as you are.

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