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PRESS RELEASE: Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions

Chajes 2663Discover the Jewish Mystical Tradition of Kabbalah at Rothko Chapel

HOUSTON – Jan. 15, 2016 – Explore the mystery of Kabbalah at the Rothko Chapel.

The Rothko Chapel is continuing its series, “Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions,” with a look at Jewish mystical traditions, scheduled for noon on Wednesday, Feb. 3. A donation of $10 is suggested.

The Kabbalah will be explored through a selection of contemplative readings and meditations from the classics of the tradition, including spiritual chants that are 200 years old.

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NEWS from the LIBRARY of CONGRESS

October 6, 2015

Contact: Guy Lamolinara, Library of Congress (202) 707-9217, glam@loc.gov
Contact: Stephen Siwinski, Texas Center for the Book (512) 463-5514, ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
Public contact: Center for the Book (202) 707-5221; cfbook@loc.gov

Texas Center for the Book Has New Home at State Library and Archives

The Library of Congress Center for the Book and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) announce the relocation of the Texas Center for the Book to a new home at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in Austin, Texas.

One of 52 centers affiliated with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Texas Center for the Book was established by the Dallas Public Library in 1987 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, libraries and liter...

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Author Interview: Katie St. Claire

Author PhotoAuthor Bio: Katie St. Claire

I live in the Northern U.S. with my husband and son. I’m an avid reader and researcher, particularly drawn to the inner lives of my characters. More than anything, I love developing complex personalities, and plots that twist and turn. Readers often say, “I didn’t see that one coming.” That’s my goal.

Some of my passions include gardening, photography, crafts, reading, and the Caribbean. Atypical by nature, I enjoys exploring topics that stray from the beaten path. Well known for my sense of humor, sensitivity, and deep philosophical sides, I’m an old soul who will forever remain a kid at heart.

The Van Buren series is urban fantasy with a science fiction flare, and appeals to young and old alike...

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Book Announcement: Not Too Cocksure, by Marc Freden

image005NOT TOO COCKSURE, by Marc Freden
Sunstone Press, Trade Paperback: $19.99 retail
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT GAY HOLLYWOOD DOES BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, READ THIS BOOK!

An unflinching, candid, and scandalous look at Hollywood: A world of secrets, sex and celebrity, where dreams can come true for those who have the ambition and willingness to leave their moral compass locked in the closet.

Mica Daly is an aggressive, ambitious on-camera entertainment reporter. Chad Martin is a strikingly handsome cater-waiter and ambitious, driven aspiring actor...

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Book Announcement: A Touch of the Underworld, by Dr. David Trucker

A story unique in American History is that of an 85-year-old working physician in Wisconsin who admits to having been part of the Underworld, a system that began as the Cleveland Syndicate and subsequently became the prototype of the Mafia in America.
A Touch of The Underworld by Dr. David Trucker, the pen name of Dr. David Florence, is an historical document pointing out the ingeniousness and violence, which led to many economic and cultural developments in America by the underworld and the role of his family and himself in the process.
Incorporating both the history and humor in a unique fashion makes this read a cliffhanger, along with Dr. Florence’s interactions with many celebrities from Hollywood and around the nation.

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Release: Imaginary Things, by Andrea Lochen

Imaginary Things (pub date 4/15) by award-winning author Andrea Lochen.

From Andrea Lochen, award-winning author of The Repeat Year, comes an enchanting tale about family, love, and the courage it takes to face your demons and start over again.Burned-out and completely broke, twenty-two-year-old single mother Anna Jennings moves to her grandparents’ rural Wisconsin home for the summer―her four-year-old, David, in tow. Returning to Salsburg reminds Anna of simpler times―fireflies, picnics, Neapolitan ice cream―long before she met her unstable ex and everything changed. But the sudden appearance of shadowy dinosaurs awakens Anna from this small-town spell, and forces her to believe she has either lost her mind or can somehow see her son’s active imagination. Frightened, Anna struggles to learn the rules of this bizarre phenomenon, but what she uncovers along the way is completely unexpected: revelations about what her son’s imaginary friends truly represent and hidden secrets about her own childhood.

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Release: GAME OF LOVE, by Ara Grigorian

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In the Game of Love, Winner Takes All

 

Love in tennis is nothing, but in Life it is Everything

 

Game of Love, by Ara Grigorian [Curiosity Quill Press, May 4, 2015, $16.99] is set in the high-stakes world of professional tennis where fortune and fame can be decided by a single point.

Gemma Lennon has spent nearly all of her 21 years focused on one thing: Winning a Grand Slam.

After a disastrous and very public scandal and subsequent loss at the Australian Open, Gemma is now laser-focused on winning the French Open. Nothing and no one will derail her shot at winning – until a heated chance encounter with brilliant and sexy Andre Reyes threatens to throw her off her game.

Breaking her own rules, Gemma begins a torrid affair with Andre who sh...

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Release: CONDOS AND CONDOMS, by Eva M. Alexander

Short stories encourage celebrating differences and enjoying life

Life enthusiast records stories of people she’s met over the years

TORONTO – There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs. Madeline Sheehan, author

In her new book “Condos and Condoms,” author Eva M. Alexander chronicles the people that have come in and out of her life through real-life short stories of family, friendship, humor, pain, happiness and love.

“These stories are real, and I wrote them so others can enjoy them right along with me,” Alexander said.

Alexander is a Condominium Real Estate Agent with a passion for writing short stories that celebrate life...

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Press Release: BLIND SPOT, by Chandler McGrew

blindspotFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Burn-out Detective Teams with Blind-Deaf Teen

In Terrifying, Occult Struggle to Survive

 

“Chandler McGrew [is] showing us how to scare the pants off readers with [Blind Spot].”

The Chicago Tribune

 
“What starts out as a crime thriller quickly turns into a horror novel that is so scary, the audience will read with all the lights left on… This is horror fiction at its most chilling, making Chandler McGrew a worthy successor to Stephen King.”
Harriet Klausner

 
Astor + Blue Editions is proud to present Blind Spot by critically acclaimed horror novelist, Chandler McGrew (ISBN: 978-1-941286-41-8; Thriller / Supernatural / Horror / Suspense / Mystery; March 2015).

In a small Maine valley, thirteen-year-old Pierce Morin, born blind and deaf, possesses a t...

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Press Release: “The Sketching Detective”, by Jack McCormac

indexFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2015

CLEMSON, S.C. – Nightclub dancers, a murderous plot and a race against time. These are just a few plotlines in The Sketching Detective, Jack McCormac latest novel since leaving the world of civil engineering to write mystery thrillers.

“This is a detective novel for the 21st century, full of surprises, wit and intelligence,” McCormac said. “Jack McKay, a university professor, is going to put his unlikely detective skills to use once again after solving the case of the murdered showgirl-and almost ending his marriage.”

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