Channel 4 — January 19, 2020

A grandmother is in an Inquisition prison suspected of secretly practicing Judaism. Officials search and burn every soul not devoted to the Church suspect the whole family is involved in this heresy.
Hidden Ones is a story about a granddaughter on the verge of womanhood living in a city on the North American continent that has turned against them. The family embarks on a perilous adventure from another era not unlike the immigrant journeys of today.
Can they run without their precious abuela? This tale shines a bright light on the hidden Crespin family in their attempt to survive in 17th century Mexico when most of the Americas where ruled by Spain.

Currently playing: Joy Elaine speaking about “Path of Sweetness - Joy Chronicles”

The Adventures of Joy Chronicles Book 1

Journal of Galactic Romance and Global Evolution

The first book in The Adventures of Joy Chronicles leads us down the Path of Sweetness as author Joy Elaine discovers a part of herself that has been living on a different dimension. As she connects with this 10th dimensional version of herself, she begins developing her ability to consciously interact with galactic beings and ascended masters.  With the assistance of this team, she and all of you that join in supporting Earth’s evolution, ignite a global shift that offers hope and a glorious new reality for us all. This is a story of self-discovery and infinite possibilities that evoke heart-welling excitement for the dawning of our world’s elevation to non-duality.

Currently playing: Jim Dilyard speaking about “Ian and the Great Silver Dragon, A Friendship Begins”

Ian and the Great Silver Dragon,  A Friendship Begins follows Ian and the Great Silver Dragon Bry-Ankh, a series of stories that sow the seeds for success. These are adventure stories showing middle grade readers how to make their dreams come true.  These are books with a positive message and tools for success and personal accomplishment, based on ancient wisdom. The idea is that dreams are “things” that can become real when readers know the recipe. Whatever the heart and mind of an individual can conceive, and believe, it can achieve.

Currently playing: Else Byskov speaking about “Death Is an Illusion”

Martinus will become much more prominent as a spiritual teacher, thanks to Else Byskov's clear summary of his life and teachings. Death Is An illusion is a timely introduction to the Danish 20th century mystic, Martinus (1890-1981) whose teachings have a sound picture of the cosmos and a perspective about the human future based on the evolution of consciousness. Martinus cosmology is an all-embracing world picture, a spiritual science that describes and analyses the spiritual laws of life. It leads to an optimistic view of life, and it provides the basis for a harmonious and empathetic relationship to all people and all living things.

Currently playing: Fred Berri speaking about “Bullets Before Dawn: Murder in Chinatown”

It’s the year 1949. The war is over. NYC Detective Johnny Vero has been promoted to Lieutenant partly as a result for capturing the serial killer, Jean-Paul Vincent in France the previous year with the help of Interpol. (Taken from the first novel in this series: Ten Cents a Dance.) Griff, a one-time freight ship captain now smuggles opium and Chinese women for prostitution into New York’s Chinatown. Chinatown’s boss, Mo China, is only allowed to keep his operation flowing from Griff’s deliveries by the say-so of a crime boss, Alvise LaPoshio. Molly Penett, the first woman to be elected NYC’s District Attorney, works with Detective Vero and forms an erotic relationship. Murders are mounting quickly as suspicions include the Chinatown factions, undercover detectives, and the Medical Examiner’s office.
In steps the FBI.

Currently playing: 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.

Currently playing: Tommy Tutalo speaking about “Esperanza”

Three journals left behind by Gabriela, after her untimely death, for her daughter, Sarita, a young adult, become windows into the past. The past then becomes alive, as Sarita reads through the journals, and learns more about the life of Gabriela, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, who seeks the American Dream, and Dante, an artist, who seeks redemption. Both are united and divided by a crime syndicate, Nada Mas, and eventually, what binds them back together is a child, Sarita. It is after both Gabriela and Dante break ties with Nada Mas that Gabriela is abducted, held captive, and forcefully deported back to Mexico, and Dante, who is seeking refuge in Mexico, takes Sarita with him, from New Jersey, cross country, to Mexico, and back, all while two separate branches of the FBI are pursuing Dante, along with Nada Mas. In the end Sarita learns about her true origins, and Dante and Gabriela, discover truth.

Currently playing: Susan St. John speaking about “Mad Mischief”

Mad Mischief is the haunting tale of one woman's adventure to the edge of her own sanity and an unforgettable testament of her indomitable spirit to survive.

Featuring the shimmering beauty and primal power of sub- Saharan Africa, Sarah embarks on an elite safari with her cantankerous husband, setting the stage for a story of love, deceit, power, obsession and ultimately, escape and redemption.

The word safari means ''long journey,'' and the story of Mad Mischief tells of one unlike any other--a journey of the heart, mind and spirit. Sarah's plans to save her marriage with this journey are shattered when, thrown off balance by a dangerous combination of prescription drugs, she struggles to maintain her equilibrium in the face of the callousness of her husband, the sadistic machinations of their safari guide, the unscrupulous actions of a Nairobi shopkeeper, and the enigmatic behavior of a world-renowned photographer who appears almost magically whenever she is in need of a guardian angel.

Currently playing: 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.

Currently playing: Willie Handler speaking about “The Road Ahead”

Rick Tompkins, a suburban Toronto insurance broker, never considered a career in politics until a good friend, who happens to be the leader of the Conservative party, asks him to run for office. He accepts the offer, with the understanding that he would probably not win, but can use the opportunity to gain some visibility for himself and his business. Jerry Switzer, a veteran party worker, is sent in to guide Rick through a campaign in a riding that hasn’t elected a Conservative in years. Rick fumbles his way through the election campaign and manages a surprise win but at the expense of saddling his party with an impossible commitment. What makes matters worse, Rick is anything but politically correct. He offends everyone in his path and stumbles from one political scandal to another. Still, Rick has one saving asset: a political party machine that is able to spin scandals to its advantage.