Explore the ups and downs of life in ‘Raging River: A Book of Dramatic Writings,’ by Terry Michelsen

Terry Michelsen’s ‘Raging River’ is a collection of dramatic personal writings inspired by the author’s professors at Western Carolina University. Each piece takes the reader on a poignant journey from themes of madness, through family, fear, loss, guilt, and awakening, and finally to change. Michelsen’s semi autobiographical work is a look into her story of survival amidst the fault of memory, the experience of trauma and transition, and the transformative power of truth.Image

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Terry Jean Wiemuth Michelsen moved to the mountains of western North Carolina from the suburbs of Chicago in 2001.  Michelsen holds a B.A. in English Literature, an M.A. in History, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in English/Professional Writing.  Her most treasured career was as Academic Advisor at Western Carolina University employing her intuitive skills as counselor and mentor to her students.  Her position was eliminated due to budget cuts which provided her with her most cherished opportunity to become a writer.

Michelsen’s publications include ‘Birds of Spirit,’ ‘Sweet Earth,’ ‘Raging River, ‘and ‘Soaring on Wings of Word.’  Her poetry has been published in ‘Mused Literary Review.’  Her historical scholarship was published in ‘Women Building Chicago 1790-1990’ (2001) edited by Schultz and Hast, and was cited in ‘Good Heart’s (2006) by Suellen Hoy.  Her book reviews on academic advising have been published in ‘NACADA.’  Also a painter, her paintings are displayed at galleries, bookstores, and festivals.

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Extreme Sports Meet Motivation & Inspiration: Jonathan Wunrow’s ‘Adventure Inward: A Risk Taker’s Book of Quotes’

Written for adventurers and non-adventurers alike, Jonathan Wunrow’s collection of quotes and insights will inspire risk takers and thrill seekers of all sorts, encouraging personal exploration, offering guidance, and engaging in the ultimate adventure: inward.

Through his own experiences as an avid mountain climber, Wunrow and his work use quotes to explore the nature of why extreme sports enthusiasts do what they do, and how their risk taking impacts them and those around them.  The 15 topics explored in Adventure Inward offer perspectives on life, death, purpose, and meaning, not just for risk takers and extreme sports enthusiasts, but for people of all walks of life.

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Adventure Inward is a wonderful book that I enjoyed reading. The author does a great job of explaining many existential issues concerning life, death, and one’s purpose… I would definitely recommend  this book to readers who like extreme sports and also to anyone interesting in contemplating life’s mysteries.

– Avery Griffin, Author or The Demon Rolmar

I loved this book and would recommend it to others.  It is surprisingly relevant to anyone’s life… A good quote can inspire, transcend, counter negative thoughts, help us dream,  allow us to escape, validate our thinking and beliefs, and offer basic truths. Indeed, the quotes, proverbs, and sayings Jonathan Wunrow has collected from people of all kinds during his years of mountain climbing experience, can translate to life itself. He makes the point of saying that they are meaningless unless embodied in habit, and also provides tips on how we can do this…Wunrow reflects with telling quotes on nature, on living in the moment, on taking risks, what paths in life to take, of managing fear, of death and family sacrifice.

– Amanda Mac, Something to Ponder About Book Reviews

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JONATHAN WUNROW is a parent, husband, adolescent therapist, grant writer, cabin builder, avid reader, and Green Bay Packer fanatic who occasionally finds time to plan and enjoy extreme outdoor adventures all over the world. He currently works a a project manager and grant writer for a small Haida Tribe in southeast Alaska. In addition to pursuing his current goal of climbing the highest peak in every country in North, Central, and South America with his Australian climbing partner Anthony Melov, Jon has also hiked the 2,800-mile Pacific Crest Trail, completed a two-month canoe trip in northern Canada, climbed Kilimanjaro with his son Seth, and has had adventures in dozens of countries around the world. Some of his other country high point ascents include Denali (Alaska), Nevado Sajama (Bolivia), Aconcagua (Argentina), Pico de Orizaba (Mexico), and Julianna Top (Suriname). After living and raising his son in Sitka, Alaska for 16 years, Jon now resides in Bloomington, Indiana, with his supportive wife Leslie.

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Burning Horse Media Presents Contemporary Fiction ‘All Change Please’ by Danielle West

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Danielle West
Burning Horse Media, Inc.
$5.99, ISBN:9780985736132
Contemporary Fiction, Chick Lit, Humor

     All Change Please is a thought-provoking yet humorous look into the lives of three best friends, Ophelia, Kat and Elise, who simultaneously come to a crossroads. In an unexpected twist of fate, their lives are turned upside down when a close friend is suddenly killed, the impetus that will shake the women at their foundations. Together, they endure several months of sorrow and must decide what it is they need to do in order to get out of the hole that is their existence in London. Danielle West’s dark yet hilarious journey through sadness, drunken mischief, workplace revolt, marital turmoil, and in-law animosity isn’t just another story about life lessons.

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Praise for All Change Please

 

The soul-searching, tear-producing angst experienced by these three friends is so potently explained by Ms. West that I was drawn into the book within the first 50 pages…I highly recommend this book. It is not only uplifting to read but will also prompt some soul-searching on the reader’s part. A great interactive experience…

                        -Jennifer Rozens

 

An enjoyable book to briefly escape the world…We can all relate…The humor was spot-on!

                        – Melanie Hays, Melanie’s Musings Book Reviews

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A True Story of Life, Death, and Trust…

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The Gift
A True Story of Life Death and Trust
Allyn House Publishing, 2013

Once in a great while, a story touches you so deeply that it changes you forever,
a timeless story that will never grow old.

– Brian Carter, SunRise Publishing

Charles Allen, loving husband and father in a family of eight, shares his personal experience of conquering the heartache and tragedy of losing two children to cystic fibrosis, and both his oldest daughter and wife to cancer.
Through the details of Allen’s experiences of coping with the loss of four family members, it becomes clear how tragedy can become a powerful source of personal growth and how faith plays an important role in the trials and tribulations of life. Allen’s mourning culminates with the selfless gift given to him by his wife, Sue, as she struggles with her last breath.
Through touching personal journal entries and revealing narrative, ‘The Gift’ chronicles one man’s struggles with, and triumph over, loss and grief.

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NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH!

El Don Divino
Una Historia Verdadera de Vida, Muerte, y Confianza

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Available at Amazon, Nook, Kobo, OmniLit, Sony, iTunes, and Gardners Books!

Discover Charles W. Allen’s “The Gift: A True Story of Life, Death, and Trust”

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Book Hub Announces Allyn House Publishing’s Touching Memoir “The Gift”

     Charles Allen, loving husband and father in a family of eight, shares his personal experience of conquering the heartache and tragedy of losing two children to cystic fibrosis, and both his oldest daughter and wife to cancer.
Through the details of Allen’s experiences of coping with the loss of four family members, it becomes clear how tragedy can become a powerful source of personal growth and how faith plays an important role in the trials and tribulations of life. Allen’s mourning culminates with the selfless gift given to him by his wife, Sue, as she struggles with her last breath.
Through touching personal journal entries and revealing narrative, ‘The Gift’ chronicles one man’s one man’s struggles with, and triumph over, loss and grief.

“Once in a great while, a story touches you so deeply that it changes you forever,
a timeless story that will never grow old.”

– Brian Carter, SunRise Publishing

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Recommended Reading: Atheism: Genetics to Geology and Much More Science

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A summary of Atheistic thought related to scientific knowledge
—a must read for people of all backgrounds.

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This book has a wide collection of evidence supporting atheism and the science behind it. The research, aided by clear writing and illuminating pictures and charts, makes this deeply intellectual topic understandable.

Author:
Maurice de Bona Jr. has always been interested in travel and culture. He earned a degree in geography from UCLA and has since had the opportunity to explore the countries he studied. In a two and a half year long trip around the world, Mr. de Bona Jr. visited much of Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, where he worked in the Japanese motion picture industry and taught English courses. He also traveled to Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries. In addition, he had the opportunity to observe the penguins, and other wildlife, in Antarctica. During these travels, Mr. de Bona Jr. learned about people and their beliefs all over the world. He now lives in Culver City, California.

Comparative Titles:
Do Botton, Alain. Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believers Guide to the Uses of Religion.Pantheon, March
2012. #34,175 in Amazon Books, 978-03073791-0-8Stenger, Victor J. God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion. Prometheus
Books, April 2012. #23,963 in Amazon Books, 978-16161459-9-6Krauss, Lawrence M. A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing. Free
Press, January 2012. #1,249 in Amazon Books, 978-14516244-5-8

     

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