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Woozie
Wisdom, Volume 2
Self-Help
/ Relationships
Date
Published:
March 2019
Publisher: iUniverse
 
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This
is an easy to read book that has everyday situations described about life, sex,
and love. It is an accumulation of my blogs where thousands of people have
avoided or improved their lives as a result of my over thirty years experience
as a licensed therapist and sex educator. It is meant to be shared and enjoyed
while learning.
Other Books in the Woozie Wisdom Series
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Woozie Wisdom Publisher:
iUniverse
This
is a lively, fun, down to earth book with helpful ways to look at life, sex,
and love. It offers practical applications to make life fulfilled and joyful.
While there is no all-knowing guru, my over forty years of experience as a
relationship counselor and sex educator provides some answers for problems as
well as how to avoid them.
Woozie
Wisdom won a national first runner up award from Eric Hoffer.
Praise
for Woozie Wisdom:
“Author
Lynn Hubschman has constructed a book that gives grandmotherly advice to those
that might have missed out on important life tips. In earlier chapters she
talks about common sense tips as they relate to living a happy healthy and
vibrant life.” —Pacific Book Review
 
“Read
this book and then empower yourself to make any necessary changes. Hubschman
advises but she says it more indirectly and comically when she says, ‘So listen
to what you say and how you say it. Listen to what the people around you talk
about. If you want to throw up…. move on.’ The breadth of the book’s content
is unparalleled.” —The US Review of Books
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About
the Author

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Lynn
Hubschman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and also its’ School
of Social Work.She has been a marriage counselor and family therapist over
thirty years. Has been Director of Family Life Education for Jewish Family
Service and then Director of Social Work at America’s oldest hospital;
Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Has always had a private practice and
appeared on major TV talk shows. She has written three other books including
‘Transsexuals. Life From Both Sides.’
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In the Promised Land, book 3 of the Egypt trilogy went on a virtual tour with RABT tours over the last two weeks. The book was featured on a number of websites, and two readers posted reviews.

Here’s what one of them had to say:

This is a third in a series and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each and every one of the characters Angela Joseph brought to the books. 

Joseph’s novels will have readers captivated by her characters. The characters are real and very well developed, they make it easy for you as the reader to be drawn into. This is not just true for this installment, it’s the same for all of her writings.

There was something wonderful about how simple it was. I didn’t have to overthink things. There was plenty of comic relief in it to lighten any of the deeper moments.

I’m glad I was lucky enough to spend some time with these characters over the last 3 books. – Texas Book Nook

Here’s what another reader had to say:

In the Promised Land is a captivating story of family and forbidden love. A story that captures your attention at the very beginning and holds it until the unexpected ending. In the Promised Land will take you on an emotional roller coaster that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. A story that will stay with you long after reading. I was so drawn in that I finished reading this in one night. In the Promised Land is the perfect beach read. **I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.** – Truly Trendy

After reading those reviews, I suppose you won’t need any further encouragement to see if what those reviewers said is true. You can purchase a copy now at the discounted price of $1.99 or read it for free on Kindle Unlimited.

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Fiction – Religion & Spirituality
Release Date: April 9, 2019
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As Rachel Williams, a renowned television journalist, covers the signing of a historical peace accord in Jerusalem, a terrorist strike levels several of the Holy Land’s most ancient, sacred sites – sites important to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. As international tensions rise due to the incident, Rachel finds a long-forgotten email she received months earlier foretelling these events. An email she dismissed because it came from a man whom she considered a religious nut. When Rachel locates the sender, he gives her a Bible containing handwritten notes deciphering the Book of Revelation. After another terrorist attack occurs – one written about in the man’s notes – Rachel embarks on an adventure of spiritual discovery that leads to unraveling the greatest mystery of all time: The rise of the Antichrist and the return of Jesus to Earth! And where she, an agnostic, plays a significant role in the Biblical End Times and the Battle of Armageddon.
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About the Authors
JACK SNYDER
Jack Snyder is a prolific award-winning screenwriter with eight produced screenplays under his belt, three of which he directed. His films have been distributed by major studios and have shown theatrically and aired on major cable networks. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – the Oscar folks – requested a copy of one of his screenplays for its Core Collection, to be used for research and study purposes by producers, academics, and students. In his free time, Jack likes to hang out with his family and their two Chihuahuas on Zuma Beach in Malibu.
SYED NADIM RIZVI

Syed Nadim Rizvi is a writer and community-leader who is best known for his great communication skills. He’s multilingual in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi languages. And is an excellent orator within the Muslim community. Nadim is concerned with the current tensions and misunderstandings amongst the followers of the Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). It is for this reason he has studied the Holy Quran thoroughly with English and Urdu translation. He wanted to investigate for himself the true meaning of the Holy Scripture and not be influenced by others, particularly those who negatively distort the image of Islam. He has devoted his life towards promoting peace and harmony in the world.
PAMELA COSEL
Pamela Cosel is a freelance writer, editor and former journalist whose overall career path has been in communication. She was first published in newspapers in 1980 and later in print and online magazines. She has worked as a digital content editor/managing editor in television news for two TV stations:  KXRM in Colorado Springs, CO, and KXAN in Austin, TX. While at KXRM, she was an online blogger for the news station at the Democratic National Convention the year Barack Obama secured the presidential nomination.
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Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
Date Published: July 2018
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing
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Audacious lady rancher confronts Beverly Hills tycoon.
Kate Clark was content with life on her Montana ranch, until she met billionaire developer, Jarrett Sinclair; a meeting that changed both their lives forever.  Overwhelmed by her beauty, Sinclair lavished Kate with affection.  During which, she got wind an anonymous developer was scheming to break up her ranch for a colossal resort he sought to build.  Sinclair kept his identity as the developer secret as he quietly coped with the ravages of CTE, a football related brain injury.  As his health deteriorated, Kate cared for her friend only to discover he owned the development company bent on destroying her life.
On learning that, she struggled to comfort the man she loved but despised for being the developer.  In the end Kate kept her ranch but at an incredible cost.
 Excerpt
Gorgeous lady rancher with a figure that turned men’s heads was committed to restoring her family ranch to the largest in Montana, is confronted by a Beverly Hills developer out to breakup her land for his own personal gain.
A scintillating, fast-paced, confrontation between a fifth-generation rancher, and a dashing, charismatic rogue, out to get whatever he wants.  Kate Clark was content with life on her Montana ranch, until she met billionaire playboy Jarrett Sinclair, a meeting that forever changed her life.  Following in her father’s footsteps, Kate wrangled cattle, bulldogged steers, and broke horses with the best of men.  She had her life neatly laid out.  She was going to marry her neighbor and acquire the remaining properties she needed to restore the family ranch to the largest in the state.  Everything was going as planned until Sinclair received pictures of her swimming naked in a mountain lake.
Overwhelmed by her beauty, Sinclair went after her with a passion.  He lavished her with affection.  Her life could not have been more exciting.  At the same time, she got wind that an anonymous developer was scheming to break up her ranch for a colossal resort they sought to build.  In her fight to save her ranch, Kate was forced to take on roles she never wanted while dealing with Sinclair’s amorous advances and deteriorating health.  Sinclair kept his identity as the developer secret as he quietly struggled with the ravages of CTE, the life-threatening football- related brain injury.  While caring for Sinclair, Kate suddenly learned he owned the company bent on destroying her ranch.  On discovering that, she was torn between abhorring him as the developer and comforting the gravely ill man she hopelessly loved.
About the Author

J Saltwick’s mastery of real life scintillating adult drama shines in Brazen Desires – Desperate Hours.  Writing from the heart, Saltwick draws on a wealth of education and personal life experiences to build an exciting story.  Saltwick blends those strengths with a unique creativity to portray how a sheltered, though strong willed woman can compete with men on their level, and win.  Saltwick’s principle character, Kate Clark, comes across as a real woman with the fortitude to take charge of today’s daunting challenges.  Kate’s inner cowgirl roots, reinforced by her male upbringing, gives her the strength to face down the billionaire developer, Jason Sinclair. Intent on breaking up Kate’s ranch for a colossal resort he plans to build Sinclair doesn’t care who he hurts.  Unwilling to let go of her dream of returning her family ranch to being the largest in Montana, Kate takes on Sinclair and his male ego with surprising results.
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My debut novel and the first book of the Egypt series, Coming Out of Egypt, is a timely tale. Although set in the 1980s, the subject matter is one that never goes away. In fact, it seems to be more relevant today than ever. This is why I am running a special promotion on Book Cave for the whole of this month to mark Sexual Awareness month. You can now get a copy of this gripping novel for just .99c.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see from the graphic above, the statistics are alarming. Many sexual abuse victims are either afraid or ashamed to tell anyone about their experience, especially when the perpetrator is someone known to the victim. Coming Out of Egypt shows the effects that sexual abuse can have on the lives of the victims and gives hope to the readers that life does not end because of sexual abuse.

You can read what others have said about the book in a post I wrote earlier.  

 

This third and last book of the Egypt trilogy is on tour with RABT tours from now until Apr. 13. You can follow the tour and enter to win one of three copies of this compelling book. But that’s not all. In the Promised Land is now discounted from $3.99 to $1.99 for the duration of the tour. So, if you have been waiting for the price to come down so you can pick up your copy, here’s your chance.

To give you a little insight into the story, here’s the blurb:

Based on a true event, In the Promised Land wraps up the lives of the characters in a neat and satisfying way, according to some readers. Like the rest of the series, the story is set in the beautiful twin – island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The two main characters, Marva and June, have come out of an abusive childhood (Egypt) and are now adults. Marva is a nun at a home for delinquent girls. Marva is known for being strict and well disciplined, but when her adoptive father is killed in a Muslim coup, the family relies on her levelheaded calm to help them get through their crisis. But little do they know that Marva has a crisis of her own, one that her discipline and her faith seem inadequate to handle.

You can follow the tour here.

In time for Sexual Awareness month, Coming Out of Egypt, the first book in the series will be featured in a Book Cave promotion all month long, beginning tomorrow April 1. at the low price of .99c. You can follow the tour here.

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Harriet Jacobs Wikimedia commons

A tribute to Harriet Jacobs

March is Women’s History Month. Sandwiched between Black History Month (February) and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), March is devoted to recognizing and paying tribute to women who, by their sacrifice and accomplishments, helped to shape our history. With this in mind, I searched for someone who would fit both profiles and came up with Harriet Jacobs, author of Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl.

Introduction to slavery

Harriet Jacobs was born a slave in 1813, but as a young child she was unaware she was a slave because her masters treated her kindly and taught her to read and write. It was only when she was bequeathed to new owners, that Harriet experienced cruelty and sexual exploitation. Her new master Dr. Flint tried to force her into a sexual relationship, but she resisted him and instead consented to a relationship with a white neighbor in the hope of being protected from Dr. Flint. Harriet bore two children and, in order to escape Dr. Flint and protect her children, hid in her grandmother’s cabin. It would be seven years before she escaped to New York where she reunited with her daughter in Brooklyn.

Harriet’s writing journey

Harriet began publishing her book Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl in serial form in the New York Tribune, but her accounts of sexual abuse were considered too shocking for readers at that time and so the publication ended. Phillips and Samson, a Boston publishing house, offered to publish the manuscript in book form if Harriet could get either Nathaniel Parker Willis, writer and publisher, or Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist author, to write a preface. This didn’t work out and eventually abolitionist Lydia Maria Child agreed. Child also edited the book. In 1861, Harriet published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl under the pseudonym Linda Brent, using fictitious names in the book to protect herself and her family.

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was a groundbreaking work at that time as it highlighted the cruelties of slavery and sexual assault against women. More than a century later, the contents of this book still resonate with women everywhere as we grapple with the increased incidents of sexual assault, separation of families and racial inequality in our society. I recommend this book as a gripping and sobering read for Women’s History Month.

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Poetry/ Religion/Christianity/ Art
Date Published: Feb 7 2019
Publisher: Lucid Books
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Freedom’s Dance is a dance of freedom written in poetry form. It is a conversational piece between the author and the Holy Spirit, an invitation to be fully alive and free. Dancing doesn’t come easily to everyone and can be very tiring, but thankfully we have a Partner to catch us when we fall–to pick us up, wipe off the dirt, and proclaim He is captivated with us even when we fall. This book of poetry will encourage you to allow your heart to feel. After all, the depths to which we choose to feel are the depths to which we can love and receive love.

Excerpt:

Sara Vevang, Freedoms’ Dance

Your Love

Your love is like a summer wave
A winter’s cool crisp breeze
It makes me laugh
It makes me cry
It brings me to my knees
Your love amazes me
Drives me to peace
Renews my mind again and again
My worship is extravagant when I look at You
No matter what my life brings
It’s all I live to do

You Take Pleasure in My Every Prayer

We are never separated
You vindicate me as I walk in all integrity
Redeeming me in Your gracious love
Purity is what You seek
Refining fire burns darkness out of me
Your blood You shed on Calvary
Paid the price
Now I’m forever
In communion with
My Jesus Christ

About the Author

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Sara Vevang is a lover of words and peace, a strong believer that freedom has a ripple effect, and understands that everyone is worthy—worthy of forgiveness and love. Sara is an encourager of people, passionate about Jesus, and knows that through Him she can do anything. Sara and her husband live in Texas and have three brilliant daughters. She loves her family, her friends, and her church home at Upper Room Dallas. Sara is thankful to you, the reader, and looks forward to providing many more books for your freedom and enjoyment. 
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As any writer will tell you, writing can be a lonely business. Most of your days are spent typing away on your keyboard, researching material, editing or talking to clients. Of course, you have your family and the cashier at your neighborhood supermarket-and they are important-but if you are not careful, you will soon lose your social skills and become a hermit altogether. That is why when I received an invitation to a networking event for women business owners, I decided to come out of my shell and see what it was all about.

Networking

I was not disappointed. Although it was not a writers’ event, I did meet another blogger with whom I was able to exchange ideas and information. The other ladies came from diverse backgrounds, but were equally pleasant, upbeat and encouraging.

Organizers Jacqueline and Liana

The organizers, Jacqueline Jimenez and Dr. Liana C. Saenz motivated and inspired us to see ourselves as entrepreneurs and to not be afraid to branch out of our circles-my interpretation, our comfort zones.

That’s me

I was used to attending writers’ conferences- those are great if you only write books– but if you are a freelance writer like myself, business meetings like this one can open you up to a whole lot of possibilities. You can grow your list of contacts, learn about new opportunities and even gain new clients.

Networking opportunities abound, but be careful to select the right ones if you do decide to network. I returned from the meeting feeling uplifted, refreshed and eager to attend more of the same, with these organizers and others.

During a phone conversation with a friend yesterday, I asked as casually as I could, “Did I ever tell you I’m a writer?”

Now, this is a friend, mind you. Someone I’ve known for decades and I’m now telling her that I’m a writer. Better late than never, I guess. Anyway, just as I expected, my friend told me she’s not a reader, but she did ask a few questions, which I was hoping for.

After asking me what my book was about–I told her it was actually a series of three books–and gave her a brief synopsis of the books. Then she wanted to know how I was able to sit down and write three books.

I explained it was not difficult because the first book was based on a true situation I knew of when I was a teacher back in Trinidad. For those of you who never heard the background to Coming Out of Egypt, here it is in brief:

It was rumored that two sisters attending the elementary school where I taught were being abused by their father. Their mother had died, and the girls lived in a secluded home with their father. They appeared very shabby, were isolative and did not do well in school. We, the teachers, had no legal authority to do anything in that society during that time period, and I transferred from that school without knowing what became of those girls.

So much for the background. How did I write the book?

1. The idea. It was easy for me to get started because I had the basic idea, the above synopsis, but I had to change the last sentence. Instead of transferring from that school to another, I had to stay there and try to help those girls out.

2. The characters. I already had the protagonist, the older sister. Her younger sister June would be the second most important character. Then I added another character– the teacher–and I gave her a name. If there’s a protagonist there will be an antagonist. Guess what? The teacher’s boyfriend was a detective and he became the antagonist.

3. The setting. I already had that too. A rural village in Trinidad.

4. The plot. That is what happens in the story. How do these characters act on this idea in this setting? The pieces began to fall into place. The girls would go to school, the teacher would teach, and the detective would … He would have to find something to detect. Right? More ideas.

In order to make the book interesting, I had to throw in a few more elements. So I threw in some romance–the teacher and the detective, Marva and her boyfriend and even June has a boyfriend or rather, boyfriends. Then I included some police work –our detective is a hard-working guy–so we give him a crime to solve.

By this time I had an idea what I wanted the title to be. The real village where the girls lived is called Egypt Village. Egypt in the Bible represents a place of bondage. Since the book was being written from a Christian perspective, I used the story of the exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt as a metaphor for the story of these girls’ journey out of their bondage, and thus came the title Coming Out of Egypt.

This whole process may sound easy or complicated depending on how you look at it. However, if you are going to write a book, I would suggest you become familiar with the craft by doing the foll.:
1)Begin reading, if you are like my friend –not a reader.
2)Take a few courses–online or at a community college or some such place
3) Join a writer’s group and
4) Start writing

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