Monday, December 30, 2013

Reviewers Needed For Mystery Novel

Fog City Strangler


As 1958 nears an end San Francisco is being terrorized by a man who calls himself the “Fog City Strangler,” who preys on pretty young blonde women. The strangler announces each murder by sending a note and piece of the victim’s clothing to the local newspapers.

Angst mounts as the strangler continues to claim more victims. Private eye Sam Slater is worried that the Fog City Strangler may be eyeing his beautiful blonde wife, TWA stewardess Amelia Ryan. His anxiety is further fueled when TWA launches an advertising campaign with Amelia’s picture on a series of billboards plastered all over the city. Sam fears the billboards may attract too much attention--the wrong kind of attention.

Meanwhile, Sam and Amelia are hired to try to find the missing daughter of a wealthy dowager who fears she has lost her only child. The missing woman went for a walk with her dog on Stinson Beach, near San Francisco, and seemingly vanished into thin air. The woman’s husband arrived at their beach house and found the dog running loose but there was no trace of his wife. The police are stumped in their investigation.

As Sam and Amelia look into the disappearance of the woman on the beach they discover that nothing is as it seems at first glance. On a stormy night a shadowy figure sets fire to the beach house where the couple is staying--hoping to stop their investigation.

Greg Messel’s Fog City Strangler is a stand-alone thriller but is part of the Sam Slater Mystery Series--Last of the Seals, Deadly Plunge and San Francisco Secrets.

Greg Messel grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives inEdmonds, Washington on the Puget Sound with his wife, Carol. “Fog City Strangler” is his seventh novel and is the fourth in a new series of Sam Slater mystery novels. Greg has lived in Oregon, Washington, California,Wyoming and Utah and has always loved writing, including stints as a reporter, columnist and news editor for a daily newspaper.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Road To New Life

The Road To New Life

"Thoughtful and driven reading, ... holds a powerful message, highly recommended. -  The Midwest Book Review [More Below]

This fresh and intriguing book about the road to God will engage your mind and heart. It is a short, readable, book that explains following Jesus in a way you've probably never heard. It will help you understand how all the pieces fit together. 

God made you for a purpose and he wants to help you live it and experience the peace and joy that go with it. As you travel this road toward God, you will see how valuable you are to him and how he longs to free you from shame, insecurity, and emptiness. He wants to heal pain and loneliness and he wants to transform your life. He wants a close relationship with you. 

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How To Be Sure You Are Going To Heaven

THOUGHTFUL and driven reading, ... holds a powerful message, highly recommended. - The Midwest Book Review [More below.]

Heaven is calling you! In heaven there will be no more "mourning or crying or pain" (Revelation 21:4). We will enjoy peace and joy forever and a new life beyond our wildest dreams. Not every salvation prayer leads to heaven and you can't get there by being good!

If you can say the prayer at the end of each chapter from your heart then you can be assured you are going to heaven. You won’t always feel assurance that you are going to heaven. Most people have doubts mixed in with their confidence. Some have assurance from the beginning but many people don’t have full assurance for many years. You don’t need to be anxious; just give your doubts time to fade away. It also helps to talk to others who have had doubts. This book will help you grow in assurance.

GOD MADE YOU for a purpose and he wants to help you live it and experience the peace and joy that go with it. As you travel this road toward God, you will see how valuable you are to him and how he longs to free you from shame, insecurity, and emptiness. He wants to heal pain and loneliness and he wants to transform your life. He loves you and wants a close relationship with you.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Fiend's Gold

A couple of hundred years ago, a wild and unruly family fell upon a floundering ship filled with gold. Gold fever and bandits destroyed the Fiend family, but through their cunning the treasure was hidden and remained that way for almost 200 years.

Edgar Reyner, a multimillionaire, bought the island reputed to be the hiding place of Fiend’s gold. He, too, became a victim of gold fever and was killed for his efforts. Edgar left the bulk of his estate to his unruly and lazy nephew William Reyner (Bill).

William Reyner and his grandmother visit the lawyer in a northern Ontario town, where they become the heirs to the Reyner fortune. Bill visits his new island and learns of the mysteries and ghosts that inhabit the lonely outpost. Overcome by the island’s tranquillity and beauty, he makes the fatal decision to hunt for the long-lost treasure. Murder and chaos ensue, leaving Bill and his grandmother to face the unknown assailant alone.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Be Careful What You Wish For

The eagerly awaited second offering by the mistress of macabre, Krystal Lawrence, hits shelves and online book retailers across the country.

November 25, 2013 - Be Careful What You Wish For, Krystal Lawrence’s second, superbly written horror novel, is now available to clutch readers in spine-chilling terror. A truly mind- gripping, haunting, and scarily believable work of fiction you will want to devour in one sitting.

Be Careful What You Wish For portrays three very different people who enlist the unearthly services of a powerful meta physician to help them realize their darkest dreams. Their requests are answered - at a truly horrific cost. The unfathomable horror unleashed will raise the hairs on your neck! A deeply imaginative read that is well worth sleeping with the lights on.

Only days after its release, Be Careful What You Wish For garnered the following review: “Krystal Lawrence has once again masterfully woven a fast-paced and captivating story set in three vignettes. The character development is second to none and the plot is thoughtfully woven among all three sections of the book. I loved the journey and was left longing for more. If you don't read this book, you will miss out on quite an adventure.”

Krystal Lawrence’s characters, and the entire premise, make Be Careful What You Wish For a fabulous candidate for a screen play or live theater performance.

Be Careful What You Wish For is available on for $27.95, or any local book retailer. Additionally, an electronic version of the book is available for Kindle. Please visit the author’s website at to read an excerpt of Be Careful What You Wish For.

Currently, Krystal Lawrence is working on a forthcoming sequel to her well received horror novel, Risen. She is available for book signings or interviews.

ISBN: 1939927455 (Hardback)

ASIN: B00GZ773FM (Electronic)

About Krystal Lawrence

Born in Southern California, Krystal Lawrence grew up appearing in major motion pictures and television shows. In her twenties she hosted a successful radio talk show in Las Vegas and majored in criminal justice in college. Working for a police department, Ms. Lawrence gained detailed insight into the world of crime scene investigation and police interrogation. After moving to Seattle, Ms. Lawrence devoted her creativity to fiction writing and has enjoyed many
national accolades for her work.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Dr. Satwant Kaur to Speak on Emerging Technologies for Tomorrow’s World

Dr. Satwant Kaur, labeled the ‘first lady of emerging 
technologies’ to give the keynote speech at IT Expo 2014

Nanobots that are equipped to heal cancer. Autonomous electric cars wirelessly powered by roadways. Software-defined robots at our beck and call. This may sound like the stuff of science fiction, if not the substance some of our more wild dreams. Yet, as Dr. Satwant Kaur believes, these strange dreams may become reality much sooner than we think.

Dr. Satwant Kaur, who has made a name for herself as the “First Lady of Emerging Technologies,” will elaborate on the possibilities of making science fiction into reality during her keynote addressat 2014’s IT Expo. The expo, which brings together members of the business and technology fields, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from January 28-31.

Dr. Kaur, who has over twenty years of successful experience innovating in the arena of emerging technology, currently serves as the Chief Technologist - Innovation for HLS in the office of the CTO for the Hewlett-Packard Company. Her other professional positions have included: platform strategist in the Intel Architecture Group at Intel, director of development at Symantec, and Chief Technology Officer for TIBCO, to name a few. She is known for building many first-of-a-kind systems, and she has built technologies and solutions related to or dealing with a number of other systems and technologies, making her the ideal keynote speaker for the upcoming IT Expo. Dr. Kaur has authored the Amazon bestseller book "Transitioning Embedded Systems to Intelligent Environments". Her achievements in technology are unparalleled, and her many honors include her United States citizenship, which was awarded to her in 2000 under the highest category, “Extraordinary Ability”.

Dr. Kaur’s keynote speech will bring together the innovations that are currently appearing in every sector and the endless possibilities for their application. Our imaginations can now dictate what is possible; a fact that is sure to make Dr. Kaur’s adress as inspiring as the speaker herself.

Dr. Satwant Kaur

Dr. Satwant Kaur holds a Bachelors of Technology in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India. She has an MS in engineering and computer science from Oakland University in Oakland, Michigan. She also has a PhD in enhanced Internet protocols for efficient mobile communication from Oakland University.She has received many awards and accolades for her unparalleled accomplishments in technology, including: Intel’s 2009 Technology Innovation Award, Intel’s 2009 Outstanding Women Award, and IEEE EIT’s 2001 best paper award for her paper “Mobile IP and Implementation of Regional Registration”.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Exploring Music through Poetry

Tatiana Pietrzak’s first compilation of poetry
 encourages readers to  open to the possibilities of the music that occurs in every aspect of life.

Sound and rhythm have been attracting humans for centuries; found in everything, they are the foundations of what we now call music. These naturally occurring marvels have been cultivated through the ages by humans like the wild vegetables and grains that became crops, finally molded into a codified language and form. And while the aspects of music that we now take for granted- notes, key signatures, and pitch- are widely recognized, music still occurs in an organic, or unplanned and even unintended, way.

The Music is Written by Tatiana Pietrzak is a compilation of poetry that explores the many places in which music can be found. Readers are encouraged to seek out the music hidden in everyday occurrences. Hopefully, these poems even inspire readers both young and old to express the music they have within themselves. Many people pick up a musical instrument at some point in their lives; but few realize that playing a musical instrument well is not the only way they can engage with the music itself. Tatiana Pietrzak’s poems help readers understand that nurturing one’s creative side helps unlock the potential to appreciate the pedestrian occurrences of sound and rhythm.

The Music is Written acts as an invigorating tonic for all readers, who will especially enjoy the widening of their horizons with poems that connect music to animals, the ocean, and neuroscience. Perhaps, they may even be inspired to make their own music, whether revisiting an instrument played many years before or picking up on for the very first time. The Music is Written is available through and

Tatiana Pietrzak

Tatiana Pietrzak has been granted many honors for her work as a poet, including a Distinguished Membership from The International Society of Poets. She has also won two Editor’s Choice awards from the National Library of Congress. Ms. Pietrzak has studied all over the world in London, Siena, Florence and Paris. She holds a Master’s in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, after which she lived in Beijing, working in film and television. She did not publish The Music is Written for a number of years, until her battle with cancer convinced her to take advantage of the brief and precious gift of life. She is currently working on her first novel and her second compilation of poetry.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

On Writing Dialogue

The art of writing dialogue is one many writers spend their lifetimes trying to perfect. Stilted dialogue will make editors cringe and your story less believable. Whether you are writing a screenplay where dialogue is instrumental, or you are writing a fiction novel, understanding how to make your dialogue snappy, believable, and compelling is paramount.

Step 1 – Get into your character's heads. In order to write believable dialogue, you must know where your characters are coming from. Do they speak with an accent? Have a particular way of speaking that makes them different? What kind of education and background do they have? What time period are they living in? Once you answer these questions, you will have a better feel for how each of your characters speaks.

Step 2 – Read the dialogue aloud. One of the secrets of great dialogue is reading aloud what you have written. If necessary, enlist the help of a friend to read another character's words aloud. If the dialogue sounds stiff, forced or weak, you will be able to tell immediately. Your dialogue should flow like a normal conversation between two people – and that is exactly what dialogue is at its heart.

Step 3 – Make it believable. If your characters are in the 16th century, having them speak with today's slang is not going to work. Research the time period for which you are writing and pay attention to the way people talked. You can find inspiration by reading novels from that time period.

The art of dialogue is one that some writers never master, mainly because they don't take the time to perfect their art. Every book is different and every character is different. However, by following these simple steps you can create outstanding dialogue.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Take Me to Your Leader: Writing Science Fiction

The genre of science fiction is an exciting one, and it allows writers to unleash their creativity beyond the bounds of conventional literature. You can create your own world, populated by creatures born of your imagination. However, you also have to be able to create a believable, engaging story.

Even though science fiction writing is different from many other genres, there are some set rules you must follow in order to be successful.

Don't ask too much of your readers. Suspension of disbelief is one of the fun parts of reading science fiction, but if you go too far, your readers will not be able to keep up. You have to create a fanciful scenario rooted in reality.

Pick the right theme. The genre of science fiction can include many theme elements, such as mystery, quest, or adventure. In order to make your story believable, it must have a central theme working within the genre. Quite often, the quest format is used in this genre because readers are used to it, and it works well with this particular form of writing. You cannot write a rambling science fiction story with no point – you must have a theme to carry it through from beginning to end.

Create likeable, relatable characters. A middle aged man relating to an alien being from the planet Sornac may seem incongruous; however, you can use character development to create the link. Your characters may be from another world, and they may not resemble anything human, but they need to be human at their core. They need to have failings and strengths. To put it simply, your characters need to be real, even if they live in an altered reality.

Monday, November 11, 2013

TERNION Inc: A New Athletic Consulting Firm Created With the Athlete in Mind

Training with TERNION enables athletes to perform at a higher level than ever before by helping them tackle obstacles with revolutionary solutions.

New (Consulting Firm) TERNION equips athletes with the skills and knowledge to safely explore their greatest potential.  Founded by three experienced and well- respected athletes/ trainers/ coaches, TERNION works to fill in the gaps that currently exist in most athletic training methods.  As a result, athletes who train with TERNION are able to engage with their sport in an unparalleled and profound manner.

TERNION treats each client as unique, first consulting with the individual client, then constructing a plan that fits the client’s needs.  Finally, that plan is implemented, beginning with fundamental movement skills and continuing on to mental focus drills and performance progressions.  This combination diminishes the potential for injury as well as ensuring that athletes reach their greatest level of performance.  Athletes gain knowledge in the fields of Injury Prevention, Metabolic Conditioning, Joint Preservation, and sport specific fundamental mastery helping to empower athletes to have long and successful career.  This especially holds in consideration to young athletes, who are assessed not only by age but also by mental and physical development.

TERNION seeks to discover a balance between the athlete’s mind, body, and sport.  The mind is often overlooked in athletic training, but it is an athlete’s most important tool, and must be as focused as the body is strong.  Sports are man-made and thus not natural, but through training must become natural to an athlete in order to find the true balance in the Mind, Body, and Sport continuum. When this balance is found, TERNION has succeeded in empowering an athlete to operate at their personal best.

Doug Christie, Tim Manson, and Sly Walters

Douglas Christie, a Seattle native, enjoyed a fourteen-year career with the NBA.  After retiring, he has worked training athletes and deeply studying basketball in order to (help) devise the Mind, Body, and Sport plan.

Tim Manson has spent fifteen years building (a) respected reputation as an Athletic Injury Prevention/ Performance Enhancement Specialist.  His clientele (ranges) from young and teenage athletes to seasoned professionals, and he enjoys mentoring people of all ages.

Sylvester “Sly” Walters is a renowned coach and Head Athletic Trainer and the owner of Evolution Extreme Training in Mississauga, ON.  He has worked extensively with Athletes and physical therapists to address issues concerning musculature, bio-mechanics in sports, and develop specialized training programs for a number of individual athletes and teams.

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