Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Blog Tour: Raising Children With Your Heavenly Father by Susan Muns Parker #blogtour #interview #christian #nonfiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

 

Parenting, Christian Living

Date Published: Jan 26, 2021

Publisher: Clay Bridges Press


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Raising Children with Your Heavenly Father encourages parents to plant spiritual seeds in the hearts of their children from birth. With time, those spiritual seeds (Scripture, Bible stories, spiritual songs) grow and mature, producing godly children who know right from wrong and live exemplary lives.  Pray that those children will give the next generation a strong, spiritual heritage as well.

When parents tell their children that God wants them to treat others as they would like to be treated, they are more prone to hear and obey. The name of God has clout with children, who innately revere God. When they choose to obey their parents or other adults, they are actually obeying God’s fifth commandment to “honor your father and your mother.” All children need to know and attempt to keep the Ten Commandments and live by God’s many teachings found in the Bible.

This book has hundreds of verses with practical applications for parents, teachers, and counselors. With this valuable resource, you can embrace your opportunity to raise godly children who walk with their Heavenly Father.

Proceeds from this book will be used to spread spiritual seeds around the world.

 


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1. What was your main drive to write this book? 

To leave something behind that would help the next generation know and follow their Heavenly Father. 

2. What do you hope readers will learn by reading this book?

I hope that the readers will learn that their Heavenly Father loves and cares for them and their children.  He would that all of us were grafted into His family.

3.  Did you do much research when planning this book? 

No, I did not have to do much research because I was very familiar with the Bible and had just finished rereading it. For years I taught children of all ages.  

4. Did you have any main people who helped you in the process of this book or influenced you to write it? 

No, I really did not seek people to help me develop Raising Children with Your Heavenly Father, I was very self-motivated. My husband was supportive from day-one. I would develop a lesson, put it on his desk and say, “Here is your devotional for the day.” He was good natured and never complained.  

5. How long did this book take you to write from initial thought to hitting published? 

13 years! 

6. Do you have plans to write more about this topic or new topics? 

Yes. For many years I intended to include the entire Bible in Raising Children with Your Heavenly Father, but after realizing that it would be too long, I focused only on the Old Testament. Someday I would like for the New Testament to also be published. To date its title is Raising Children the New Testament Way.  


About the Author

Susan Parker was born in New York City, spent her preschool years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and then moved to Odessa, Texas, where she lived through the 12th grade. A year after graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Phil Parker. After they graduated from Baylor University, God blessed them with three wonderful children: JoEllen, Pamela, and Philip Jr.

Susan began writing Raising Children with Your Heavenly Father after reading Bruce H. Wilkinson’s The Daily Walk Bible several times. During the second reading, she started highlighting parenting scriptures, and on the third reading, Susan began transforming scripture into parenting lessons.

She has always had a passion for teaching children, and she raised her children using Scripture. She explained to her children that God wants them to be kind, loving, and forgiving. She also planted a multiplicity of spiritual seeds in the lives of many, many children. For years she taught flannel board Bible stories to preschoolers and afterschool YMCA children, and teaching eighth-grade girls on Sunday was pure joy!

Writing Raising Children with Your Heavenly Father has brought her much joy and satisfaction!

 

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Blog Tour: It All Started in Africa by Suzanne Bowman Williams #blogtour #interview #childrensbook #history #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 



Children’s African History, Children’s Books, Multicultural Biographies

Date Published: Jan 5, 2021

Publisher: Lucid Books Publishing


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History comes to amazing life in this narrative based on true events. It All Started in Africa takes young children on a journey through generations of African Americans over the course of history. Children will gain a better understanding of African American history as they engage with discussion questions. They will be challenged to make life better for themselves and for the people around them. Join in with exciting, interactive experience all the way to its surprising finale!

 



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Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?

 

Absolutely! The message is The Power of Your Choices. If readers could grasp that far-reaching reality, I’d be delighted!

  

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

 

My greatest challenge in writing is getting started. My greatest challenge once I’ve started is stopping.

  

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

 

I’ve written one published book. So far, that is my favorite. Several of my stories have yet to be published so I may gain a new favorite – but there’s just something special about that first book.

  

If you had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?

 

I absolutely love this question! In my story, the teacher is the main character. I would pick China Anne McClain to play her because she has the right look. I knew nothing about this actress but, after checking with YouTube and my granddaughters, I really like her.  

  

When did you begin writing?

 

I began to writing creatively in high school. It was an outlet for my angst at that time. I am thankful for the angst!

 

How long did it take to complete your first book?

 

It All Started in Africa, from concept to production, took 30 years to complete. That seems like a long time but, with the advantage of 20/20 hindsight, it was the perfect timing.

 

 Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?

 

Award winning author Virginia Hamilton, my mother’s first cousin, inspired me to become a published writer. The fact that such an accomplished writer was in our family gave me confidence to press forward toward that goal. Also, I Am the Darker Brother, a poetry anthology by Virginia’s husband, Arnold Adoff, inspired my interest in poetry.

 

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

 

I enjoy all parts of the writing process, but for me the most enjoyable part is the process between draft and revision. I love playing with the words, the imagery and the rhyme.

 

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

 

Ancestral Journey – Legacy Realized

 

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?

 

My original story was for older (intermediate grade) children. In my next book I would like to bring this historical drama into a greater, more detailed and more personal focus especially in light of some recent discoveries about Sallie. After that, I’d like to develop all of the stories I started but that were interrupted by worthwhile life choices. I have no regrets in that regard.

 


About the Author

 Suzanne Bowman Williams enjoyed teaching elementary school students in Southern California for over 30 years. There she first presented It All Started in Africa. With a bachelor’s degree in literature and a master’s in counseling/psychology, she is passionate about encouraging, educating, and motivating children through the telling of stories. Suzanne currently lives in Central Arizona with her husband. This is her first children’s book.


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PROMO Blitz: Unbridled Dreams by Rhonda G. Mincey #promo #selfhelp #nonfiction #giveaway #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

 


Self-Help/Non Fiction

Date Published: 2/7/21

Publisher: Great Success Books



Do you feel a nudge from within to realize and live your full potential but do not know where to start? In the most amazing way, you have already begun your adventure. You are capable of a great deal more than you give yourself credit for.

What you need now is a little hand-holding and then you can enable yourself in reaching for the stars. This wonderful book was written specifically for you in mind. What you foremost need is the belief that you were meant for greatness and that you can achieve anything that you desire.

This indispensable guide will take you on a journey of self-discovery, changing your mindset, figuring out your dreams, and giving a voice to your passions. Once there, you’ll begin to set goals and start to attain them one-by-one. The author will stay with you at each step of the way and show you how it’s done.



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Do you feel a burning desire to be the very best you can but don’t know exactly how or where to begin the process? Do you know for certain that God created you for greatness and yet are afraid to walk out your true destiny? Do you have goals and dreams but lack the motivation, resources, training, or coaching to move forward? Have you accomplished a measure of success but still want more from your life? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are certainly not the only one.

There are indeed a countless number of women who share these same sentiments and are reduced to living lives considerably below their full potential. They often feel stuck in an inescapable cycle of mediocrity, having a desire to be their very best but subconsciously settling for substantially less. They live an “average” life, finding solace while existing at the top of the bottom or the bottom of the top, not excellent, “just enough.” Either way, they gravitate to a place of comfort, following the path of least resistance.


About The Author

Rhonda Mincey is a world traveler. She is an international speaker, dream weaver, award-winning mentor, transformation coach, poet, and author. Rhonda has made her mark by inspiring women from all walks of life to confront their fears and accomplish their goals. Rhonda has authored several books, including the highly acclaimed A Girl’s Guide to Being Great that she wrote to help girls realize their value and maximize their opportunities for a successful life.

Rhonda is also an award-winning mentor for women and girls and received Georgia’s Southern University’s Service Award and the prestigious Turner Broadcasting Station (TBS) Pathfinders Award for her work. Rhonda is named a Top 25 Woman in Business 2021 from Courageous Magazine. Rhonda possesses a master’s degree in education with a focus on community leadership.

When Rhonda isn’t writing, she enjoys reading inspirational books, walking on the beach, traveling, and spending time with family and friends


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Friday, March 26, 2021

Blog Tour: Airway is Life by Meghna Dassani DMD #blogtour #interview #giveaway #nonfiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @AuthorParul

 




Nonfiction

Date Published: February 28, 2021


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A national health crisis is stealing your family’s sleep away, one breath at a time. In Airway is Life, Dr. Meghna Dassani, DMD gives you the information you need to spot sleep-disordered breathing and other issues so that you can get the help that you and your family need. Why are all stages of sleep important? What diagnosis might show that sleep is an underlying issue? How can you convince your doctor to prescribe a sleep study? Dr. Dassani’s interesting, accessible work will give you the tools you need to protect your family’s sleep breathing and change their lives.





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What was your main drive to write this book?
Raising awareness about sleep apnea and helping families connect the dots is my passion. 
I've spent years introducing my dental patients to sleep medicine, and solving their problems through screenings, referrals, and treatments. I regularly work with multidisciplinary teams to get my patients' airways open, so that they can get good, high-quality rest. I see so many people struggling to get answers about their health or knowing what questions to ask their health care providers or even who to ask these questions. 
Too many adults and kids are under diagnosed and over medicated. Clearing the air about sleep disordered breathing in adults and kids is the need of the day…hence the topic and the book, a resource for everyone who might be struggling with sleep or seeking better understanding and solutions for their families. 
I am passionate about making sure that people know about the importance of sleep. I want to connect people to the care they need so that they can get those airways open.

What do you hope readers will learn by reading this book?
When our sleep breathing isn't working right, nothing else will work either. I hope they understand the importance of sleep and sleep breathing, and share it with the people they love. 
I hope I can help them connect the dots and understand whether their blood pressure, weight gain, blood sugar, or pain issues be related to how they're sleeping. I want them to understand whether there might be a way to address the underlying issues and possibly save their life.
If they have a child who is showing signs of ADHD or is a bed wetter or mouth breather, my goal is to encourage them to ask, “Could there be unresolved sleep issues?”
I truly hope they are able to ask better questions and help their families sleep better, breathe better.

Did you do much research when planning this book?
Yes, a lot of research was involved in making sure I was providing not just the right information but also the most updated and current statistics, data and details.

Did you have any main people who helped you in the process of this book or influenced you to write it? 
Oh absolutely! So many! From my kids and husband to my patients to my team and my best friend, there is no way this would have ever gotten done without their support and inspiration.

How long did this book take you to write from initial thought to hitting publish? 
About 18 months. With the amount of research and work needed, all while being a full time mom, wife and practicing dentist, I’d say it got done right on time.

Do you have plans to write more about this topic or new topics?
Absolutely! But at a much later date. Currently my focus is going to be my family…we are going to make sure we get some much needed quality time and actually enjoy the fact that this book is done and out to people that will actually benefit from it.

About The Author


Dr. Meghna Dassani is an internationally educated dentist practicing in Houston, Texas. She received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India where she graduated in 1996 and she operated a successful practice there for 6 years prior to moving to the US. She is a 2005 graduate of the Boston University (BU) Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she was actively involved in research projects and she enjoyed working in communities surrounding the dental school.

She has been practicing in Houston, Texas for the last 15 years. She has a passion for providing patients with the highest quality of care that will benefit their overall health. Screening and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults and children is an integral part of her practice. Her vision and goal for herself and her team is to help patients with sleep disordered breathing get the treatment they need to live healthier, happier lives.


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Release Blitz: Manflu by Simone de Muñoz #promo #releaseday #giveaway #thriller #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @PublishingAcorn

 

 

Thriller

Date Published: 3/26/21

Publisher: Acorn Publishing



Following a global pandemic, which has either killed or weakened most of the male population, women now dominate all aspects of life.

Dr. Morgan Digby, married to a man rendered bedbound from his bout with manflu a decade prior, is working tirelessly on a vaccine, yet obstacles keep springing up in her path.

When she meets a handsome neighbor who has never been exposed to the deadly virus, things become…complicated. There’s something between them, but he can’t leave his home.

Morgan’s struggle to remain faithful to her ailing husband isn’t her only battle. Someone has been one step ahead of her, countering her every move. Will she find a vaccine before it’s too late to protect those she loves?


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Simone de Muñoz writes dystopian, or perhaps utopian, fiction, depending on your perspective, where women drive the story and sometimes even run the world. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in economics from MIT, which she uses in her day job as a data analyst at a nonprofit. Based in Silicon Valley, she lives with her patient husband, their two young sons, and a grumpy dog named Fish. Manflu is her debut novel.


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Thursday, March 25, 2021

PROMO Blitz: List of Fears by Trevor Shane #promo #mystery #giveaway #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @childofparanoia

 

 

Mystery

Date Published: 2/1/2021



What would you do if God asked you to help destroy the world?

After a full-grown gorilla is kidnapped in the middle of the night from the San Diego Zoo, Jim is hired by a Hollywood movie producer to try to track down the animal. Following the death of a child and the collapse of a marriage, Jim has been surviving as a private detective in Los Angeles. Jim follows the peculiar trial of clues, including the business card of a mysterious gypsy fortune teller, deep into the dark abandoned subway tunnels beneath New York City. Meanwhile, a young boy in Brooklyn secretly keeps a list of his fears in his closet, adding fears and crossing them off as he ages. Near the top of the list is one word that has never been crossed off: “God”. Their lives become mixed in this darkly relevant, heart pounding adventure that will keep you up at night, making you ask yourself questions that you may not be ready to answer.


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Trevor Shane’s novels have been published across the globe in numerous different languages. He is the author of the Children of Paranoia series and the award-nominated Memory Detective series. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Georgetown Law Center. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.


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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Blog Tour: I Am Home by Kimberly Herndon #blogtour #giveaway #nonfiction #selfhelp #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @KimberlyHernd14

 

 

Self-Help, Spirituality

Date Published: July 10, 2020


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My life has been a roller coaster filled with loss, pain, illness, failure, heartache and suffering. (Life can be so much fun, right?) It has also been filled with PURE JOY - the joy of spiritual awakening, wonderful people, world travel, long bike rides, hiking up mountains and the heart-warming adventures that come from taking the road less traveled. When I was 23 I had a profound spiritual enlightenment experience and since then my life has been about exploring how I can wake up to that state more fully and help others to as well. This book shares my adventurous and ultimately triumphant story of finding happiness through inner transformation. It explains how going “crazy” can actually be a good thing and how when things fall apart, that’s the doorway to something more.I believe that we’re all in this together. It is my hope that by sharing what I know others can find joy in the middle of their own difficulties and ultimately find their way home.



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Kimberly Herndon has traveled the world and studied various spiritual paths to enlightenment to determine what makes us truly happy. Kimberly has a bachelor's degree in International Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. She also has a master's degree in Theological Studies from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. She is from Overland Park, Kansas, and lives in Denver with her boyfriend, their human baby and two fur babies.

 

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PROMO Blitz: Tiger Stripes by Hannah Renae #promo #comingsoon #preorder #giveaway #nonfiction #memoir #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @byhannahrenae @hurnpubbooks

 

 


Memoir, Nonfiction, Mental Health

Date Published: April, 12th, 2021

Publisher: Hurn Publications



Four psychiatric wards

Three rehabs

Two jail cells

And a suicide attempt…

Hannah was told she would not make it to 25 with the way she was living. She had struggled with mental illness her entire life, but at 22 her demons came to a head at the grips of severe substance abuse, life-changing trauma, and two major deaths in her life.

Hannah’s struggles land her places no one ever hopes to grace; jail and psych wards lead her to the brink of death. Running out of options she’s left with two choices: live or die. This heart-wrenching memoir combines recovery with bittersweet romance told in a raw presentation that immerses the reader into the author’s dark state-of-mind in every page.

Tiger Stripes is going to add a valuable voice to the conversation about women’s mental health issues.


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If there is anything Hannah believes in, it’s hope, but that wasn’t always the case. For a long time, chaos was comfortable for Hannah, but at just 22 she would have to make her hardest decision yet: was life really worth living? Since picking up a pen Hannah has had a love for writing, and as an adult it would become her greatest tool in healing from an almost decade-long battle with severe mental illness and substance abuse. Her first book, Tiger Stripes, is a harrowing, raw telling of her year in and out of hospitals, treatment centers, and jail that finally led her on the road to recovery and freedom.

Hannah was born in Orange County, CA but has lived in the Los Angeles area for several years. She now lives in West L.A. with her boyfriend. When she is not writing she can be found reading, running, cooking, or finding the best vegan eats in L.A.!


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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

PROMO Blitz: Journey

 

 


The Story of an American Family

Historical Fiction

Published: December 2020



We hold these truths to be self-evident…not all men are created equal.

In 1814, James Woodman lives in Washington, DC, as a free black man who owns a business. As a member of the District militia, James fights to save the Constitution from destruction by the British and joins the battle at Fort McHenry, where he witnesses the flag flying over the ramparts.

Fifteen years later, James’s story continues at his farm in Gettysburg. Here, James will again fight for freedom, this time for those attempting to escape via the Underground Railroad. But the slave hunters are savvy, and soon James’s entire family is in danger of kidnapping and death. Faced with brutality and injustice, James embarks upon the battle of his life. Can he help others gain freedom even while his own is in jeopardy?

Journey is the raw, haunting tale of one man’s determination to defend his freedom and offers a powerful parallel with the present day.



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After wandering the world as a free lance pilot for thirty years I found myself in Budapest where my wife ran a radio network for an American company and I played Blues guitar in clubs around town, raised the kids and wrote. Back in the US now with my wife in the Charlotte area, still writing and playing guitar.


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