Scientology Information Center: Where over 47,000 Visitors Got Answers to their Questions on Scientology

The Scientology Information Center in Downtown Clearwater hosts on-demand showings such as “Inside Flag” on Scientology Network TV.

The first principle of Scientology, in the words of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard is, ‘Nothing in Scientology is true for you unless you have observed it and it is true according to your observation.’”

— Amber Skjelset, manager Scientology Information Center

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, October 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Scientology Information Center announced that as of October 3rd, 47,000 visitors came through its doors to learn about Scientology and its world-wide scope. Guests have visited from over 40 countries including nations as far as Norway and Saudi Arabia. The Center is located in downtown Clearwater at 500 Cleveland Street.

“It’s no surprise the strong interest in Scientology with its beautiful spiritual headquarters in Clearwater,” said Amber Skjelset, the Center’s manager. “Scientology is talked about everywhere. It’s in the news, it’s on the internet – but still they have questions. We answer their questions at the Scientology Information Center.

The Scientology Information Center opened on July 11, 2015 located in the historic Clearwater Building, once the site of one of Clearwater’s oldest banks. The Information Center now provides a wealth of knowledge, on every aspect of Scientology. With over 400 videos, informational panels and 16 biographical books about the life and legacy of Scientology’s founder,Mr. L. Ron Hubbard. Also, since March 2018, the Center houses the brand new Scientology TV Network which is also available on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV, and ROKU.

“The purpose of the center is pretty simple. It’s not here to preach or convince people. It’s simply here to show the community what is Scientology," said Skjelset. “The first principle of Scientology, in the words of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard is, ‘Nothing in Scientology is true for you unless you have observed it and it is true according to your observation.’”

The Center also provides talks for college religious studies classes on field trips as part of their research into “new and emerging religions.” It also hosts cultural music events providing a platform for new talent to gain exposure and helping to foster community involvement.

The Scientology Information Center:

The Scientology Information Center, located in the Historic Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015, and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The Center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology's founder. The Center offers tours to the broad public and civic leaders; holds concerts, theatrical performances, and receptions for the community; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.

For more information on Scientology, visit www.scientology.org or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV, and ROKU.

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Two Central Illinois Authors Enter Semi-Finals for International Award

PEKIN, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, October 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rey Clark
1505 N 4th St.
Pekin, IL 61554
Reyclarkauthor@gmail.com

Trever J Bierschbach
343 Charlotte St.
Pekin, IL 61554
Treverbierschbach@gmail.com

Rey Clark and Trever Bierschbach have advanced to the semi-final round of the Cygnus Award for Science Fiction literature. First place, and grand prize winners will be announced at the annual Chanticleer Author’s Conference in April, 2020. The Cygnus Book Award recognizes new talent and outstanding works in Science Fiction, Steampunk, Dystopian, Alternative History, and Speculative Fiction. Grand Prize winners will go on to compete against other category winners for the Chanticleer International Book Award later in the year.

Rey Clark entered her young adult novel, Titan Code: Dawn of Genesis which was published in June of 2018 and is available on Amazon. “What happens when the world goes sideways on humanity? Humans have pushed Mother Earth to her breaking point and our worst fears are realized. To survive, scientists turn to genetically enhanced super-humans as our saviors. What happens when our saviors realize they are the superior species and they no longer wish to take orders?Tessa struggles to survive the harsh new environment of the earth in addition to hostile super-humans called Evos. Common people are stuck between the fight for power between what remains of human government factions and new Evo leaders. Tessa is forced to make a choice on which side has humanities best interests in mind. She begins to realize the greedy and destructive nature of humanity and the possibility that neither side is righteous and both are corrupted by power.”

Trever Bierschbach entered his near-future Dystopia, Embers of Liberty which was published in October of 2018 and is also available to purchase on Amazon. “John Evermann’s world never changes. He goes to the same assigned job every day. He lives in the same house his family was placed in years ago. He picks up their weekly rations on Friday, and watches the same federally approved news broadcasts every night after dinner. Everything is as it is dictated to be, from the number on the back of his work jacket to the permanent curfew that keeps everyone safely in doors. Everyone has what they need to survive, and everyone contributes. It’s a perfect life, for some. It’s not enough for John and his friends. America is torn apart from civil war after the rise of a tyrannical President. The Republic of Texas lies to the west, a shining beacon of freedom. When the most radical authoritarian policies are passed some states followed Texas into secession, clinging to the legacy of the Founders. That is where John looked for the future of his family and the friends who came to rely on him. A land of choice and liberty. A place where his children can grow up to be who they want, not who they’re told. They just have to get there.”

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ACC GLOBAL MEDIA features Midlife & Beyond Empowerment Coach Dorothy May Ross

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DOROTHY MAY ROSS FOUNDER OF WOMEN ROCKING LIFE

ACC Global NEWS features Dorothy May Ross of Women Rocking Life on Women, Midlife, Confidence & Thriving

Dorothy May Ross helps women in Midlife & Beyond reinvent themselves to live fresh, new and exciting lives.”

— ACC NEWS RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, October 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ACC GLOBAL MEDIA
Press Release for Dorothy May Ross & Women Rocking Life Chicago, IL
Interview with Dorothy May Ross, on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17th 2019 at 12PM (12:00 p.m. EST.,)
Contact: Dorothy May Ross
Phone: 1 (773)-456-2621
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ACC Global NEWS Spotlights Dorothy May Ross of Women Rocking Life on Women, Midlife, Confidence & Thriving

ACC News Talk Radio Spotlights Dorothy May Ross of Women Rocking Life

Chicago, IL – In times of struggle and in times of torment, signs of hope can appear in many ways. While not always crystal clear, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and embrace these signals that could lead to positive change. At our lowest points when all may seem hopeless, rest assured that you’re never alone. Dorothy May Ross of Women Rocking Life is living proof that hope is never lost and help is always available.

From an outside perspective, Dorothy May Ross appeared to have it all. A steady job, a solid marriage and three incredible children… but after 35 years of marriage and working in the paint industry for over 15 years, Dorothy felt her share of stress and disappointment. Whether it was being overlooked at her job and missing out on opportunities that she earned, or just dealing with the daily stress of juggling work and home responsibilities, it can overwhelm even the strongest in mind and body.

Struggling to find her inner joy, Dorothy was saved by a chance encounter with a complete stranger at a restaurant and a few books that this stranger would leave for her. The books pertained to prayer and wellness. The stranger would be the one that she would work and train with to truly reinvent her mind and soul.

With her passion for helping others now coupled with her training and knowledge of empowerment, rejuvenation and reinvention; Dorothy founded Women Rocking Life to help women through the challenges of midlife to retirement. Through her eight-week program called, “Reinventing Yourself in Midlife and Beyond,” women will go through the process of Q&A to find out what exactly is holding them back. Incorporating meditation, breathing and creative techniques, Dorothy helps her clients to unclutter their mind of personal and professional blockages.

Through word of mouth and her work as a pastor, Dorothy continues to build a strong and loyal client base. The beauty of Dorothy’s work is that she tailors her program to match the needs of the individual that she’s working with… and it all begins with a free discovery call.

An avid thinker and writer, Dorothy has authored numerous eBooks and blogs which can be found at on her site at www.dorothymayross.com. Her work includes “Among her work, she’s co-authored “Bouncing Back in Thriving and Changing Times.”

“I listen to what’s going on in people’s lives to find out what they want and help them make it happen. I ask for permission to help people. Most people just want to be heard. I then ask if I can show them ways to think differently. I don’t want to change people. I want to take an “A” for action and turn it upside down for a “V” for victory.” exclaims Ross.

“What does the end look like to you? Once we determine that, we create a plan… once you realize you’re not stuck, you can reinvent yourself in midlife.”

Dorothy May Ross will be featured on ACC News Talk Radio www.blogtalkradio.com/accglobalmedia on Thursday, October 17th at 12pm EST. For more information, visit www.dorothymayross.com, email womenrockinglife@gmail.com or call 773-456-2621.

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BOUCHERCON 50th ANNIVERSARY 2019 in DALLAS OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 3

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, October 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — DALLAS Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Bouchercon with over 1600 attendees, over 500 Authors, a Huge Halloween Party, Boot-Scootin' Dance, and Celebration of Reading Charity Benefit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel from Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019. Pre-conference activities begin Oct. 30.

Bouchercon (rhymes with voucher) has been held in a different location each year with a unique theme for each city. Denim, Diamonds, and Death is the Dallas theme. Bouchercon®, the World Mystery Convention founded in 1970, is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization celebrating the mystery genre. It is the largest annual meeting in the world for readers, writers, fans, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers, and other lovers of crime fiction. This year's Chair, Carol Puckett, has gone above and beyond to ensure an exceptional event.

Highlights of Bouchercon 2019 include:

The Anthony Awards (named for the late Anthony Boucher) are among the most prestigious and coveted literary awards. The year’s best works in mystery and suspense will be honored at an award ceremony at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 2. Only one author in the world will claim the Anthony Award for Best Novel.

A Celebration of Reading with James Patterson Benefiting Literacy Instruction for Texas (Lift)–
Wednesday evening, Oct. 30: James Patterson, noted literacy philanthropist and bestselling author, will be interviewed on stage by David Morrell, best known for his book First Blood which grew into the Rambo franchise. This ticketed event features dinner, a cash bar, and a silent auction. A VIP Happy Hour is included with any sponsorship-level.

Patterson, an internationally-acclaimed author, will sign his books, The 19th Christmas and The Inn on Oct. 31 from 9:30–10:30 am. Books to be signed must be purchased in advance from Murder by the Book. Details at https://www.bouchercon2019.com/

Opening ceremonies carries the excitement forward with an interactive Murder Mystery Theater scripted by Heather Graham. Guests may wear Western or Halloween costumes.

An International World of Crime reception precedes the Denim Party on Friday night where Dallas welcomes the world to taste barbecue, listen to country music and enjoy dance demonstrations while learning line dances. Special guest and Honorary Sheriff Sandra Brown, NYT best-selling author will preside over festivities.

A Silent Auction will intrigue guests throughout the entire conference with a broad range of items to bid on. [Donations are being accepted through October 15th.]

A traditional English Tea shall be served Nov. 2, from 2-4:00 p.m. by The Royal Chef, Darren McGrady, former personal chef for the Queen of England and Princess Diana and her sons. Chef McGrady will share tales of his royal service, instruct on proper tea etiquette, and sign copies of his cookbooks.

Panels run each day from morning until dinner. Authors will present amusing or serious topics with book signings afterward. There's something for everyone whether a wannabe author, fan or cowboy.

Honored guests at Bouchercon 2019, in Dallas include Peter Lovesey (Lifetime Achievement); Hank Phillippi Ryan (American Guest of Honor); Felix Francis (International Guest of Honor); James Patterson (Distinguished Contribution to the Genre); Deborah Crombie (Local Guest of Honor); Harry Hunsicker (Toastmaster); McKenna Jordan (Fan Guest of Honor); and Charlaine Harris and Sandra Brown (Special Guests).

Registration is open at https://www.bouchercon2019.com/

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A Bird In The Deep Tells Really Life WWII Drama on the High Seas

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James Krouse

A Bird In The Deep Tells A True Story of A Leadership Crisis During One Of The Most Critical Battles of WWII

This well-written history draws connections to an iconic novel and illuminates the lives of World War II sailors.”

— Kirkus Reviews

CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA, October 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ATBOSH Media announces the publication of Bird in The Deep, the True Story of the USS Partridge. This debut from James Krouse explores a leadership crisis aboard a WWII minesweeper participating in the D-Day invasion. The book compares this true story with Herman Wouk’s popular wartime novel and film The Caine Mutiny. Krouse’s grandfather, Thurman Krouse served aboard the Partridge during WWII when the ship rescued ships targeted by German U-boats in the Atlantic and Caribbean and later in the invasion of Normandy.

“I grew up hearing stories about life aboard the Partridge during the war and some of the similarities with Caine,” says Krouse, who interviewed surviving crew members and their families as well as conducted extensive research at the National Archives in College Park. “In researching a connection with Wouk’s iconic work, I found an incredible story about leadership, sacrifice, and an under explored piece of the World War II narrative. I think that this is a truly underexplored part of the war and the Partridge tells a small, but compelling piece of that history.”

The USS Partridge was a WWI era minesweeper serving the first part of WWII as a rescue tug in the Caribbean. The ship’s crew grew close during the harrowing first months of the war that saw ship’s sinking daily around Puerto Rico and Cuba. The ship served with distinction but when a new captain assumed command, morale aboard the ship deteriorated quickly. This led a group of officers to a difficult choice between following a captain’s orders and preserving the safety of their ship and crew.

Kirkus Reviews praised Bird in the Deep saying "This well-written history draws connections to an iconic novel and illuminates the lives of World War II sailors." And calling it "…a story filled with detailed history and persuasive analysis of how one leader failed his men."

ATBOSH Media Ltd. in Cleveland, Ohio is more than just Krouse’s publisher. As an Agency Press they also serve as his literary agent for both the book and its derivative works including the television and film rights.

"We are a different type of publishing house," says publisher Jared Bendis. "Instead of shopping around James’s amazing book to larger publishing houses, we published the book and will now be shopping it around to larger houses for them to take it to the next level."

Larger publishing houses interested in publishing or distributing the work or production companies interested in optioning the work should contact Jared Bendis directly at jared@atbosh.com or call 216-288-6349.

“A Bird in the Deep: The True Story of the USS Partridge Paperback” by James Krouse
6”x9” Trade Paperback| 288 pages | ISBN 9781626130753
Retail Price: $18.99 print, $9.99 ebook, $19.95 audio (coming late Fall)
Print: Ingram, Amazon, B&N (and wherever books are sold).
E-book: Kindle, Nook, Apple, Google, & SmashWords.
Audio: Audible, Amazon, & iTunes.

Jared Bendis
ATBOSH Media Ltd.
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Resilience and the Internationally Mobile Family: Navigating Changes and Transitions

New co -authored book by Dr.Peggy Pelonis

ACS Athens announces new co-authored book by Dr. Peggy Pelonis, Resilience and the Internationally Mobile Family: Navigating Change and Transition.

A timely book addressing the stages of change that internationally mobile families experience”

— American Community Schools of Athens

CHALANDRI, ATHENS, GREECE, October 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —
ACS Athens is excited to announce the new book co-authored by Dr. Peggy Pelonis, ACS Athens Vice President, Resilience and the Internationally Mobile Family: Navigating Change and Transition.

A timely book addressing the stages of change that internationally mobile families experience. This publication is a valuable resource for teachers, administrators, and families who take the challenge of global citizenship. Dr. Peggy Pelonis and Dr. William G. Nicoll not only explain the process of change, but they offer practical assistance for successfully navigating such change. The authors provide concrete strategies for both parents and international educators to develop resilience in children and families, thereby aiding them in fully realizing the positive, life-changing, and life-enriching experience of international life.

This book, though written for families and individuals in global transition, is a point of reference for anyone experiencing change.

The book is available at:

www.archwaypublishing.com

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OohLaLaLetters Releases Moon Dust Collection

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OohLaLaLetters Invites You to Capture the Moon Dust

OohLaLaLetters' signature watercolor style and best selling notepad

OohLaLaLetters’ signature watercolor style and best selling notepad

Watercolor art print with quote, available online at www.oohlalaletters.etsy.com

Watercolor art print with quote, available online at OohLaLaLetters

Highly anticipated new collection captures OohLaLaLetters’ trademark watercolor style and adds an out of this world twist.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lena Lapshin from OohLaLaLetters is releasing her brand new Moon Dust Collection, and fans are delirious with anticipation. Each collection piece will be individually handcrafted by the designer herself, and the creations are out of this world. The Moon Dust Collection will be released on October 21, 2019.

OohLaLaLetters is known for providing stationery connoisseurs with imaginative styles that stand out among the stationery community.

This time around, Lena has created an entire product line of note cards, notebooks, and art prints with a central theme and color palette. The new Moon Dust Collection is scheduled to go live on October 21, 2019.

The collection will be exclusively sold on the website oohlalaletters.etsy.com where the limited designs are projected to sell out by the end of the season.

Each set of designer note cards has been conceived to emulate the vivid colors of the cosmos. The dreamy nature of the artwork will make stationery fans feel as though they were just a little part of the magic.

Several products come in violet, aqua, and rose hues to capitalize on today’s trends.

Art prints are produced on premium, eco-friendly, bright white paper which means modern home decorators will be able to proudly display their cherished wall art pieces.

Lena’s collection also includes gift sets ready to give for the holiday season.

Each individual collection piece has its own name. A few examples are:

• Constellation Cosmos Print
• Interstellar Star Map
• Solar Wind Notebook
• Milky Way Note Cards
• Cotton Candy Galaxy Notebook

The Moon Dust Collection ranges in price from $6.95 to 64.95.

Lena is excited to welcome her fans to the new handmade product line collection they’ve been requesting and the OohLaLaLetters community is over the moon.

CONTACT INFO

For more information about the Moon Dust Collection or for an interview with Lena, please write to oohlalaletters@outlook.com. Media high-res photos available upon request.

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About OohLaLaLetters
Lena started designing stationery as a means to satisfy her ever growing love of beautiful and unique paper products. When she couldn’t find the bold designs she sought after, she decided to create them herself. Out of the woodwork came the signature OohLaLaLetters style that has been subsequently coveted by Lena’s biggest fans. After years of creating stationery by hand, Lena’s products started gaining notoriety amongst the stationery industry. Thus far, OohLaLaLetters has been the stationery community’s cult secret and its followers have been privy to the company’s most sensational designs. Calling themselves the OohLaLaLetters Society, these lucky followers have tasted products that are truly imaginative, daring, and decidedly offbeat. The company’s slogan, “That’s so you,” caters to the idea that OohLaLaLetters’ fresh designs are certainly not for everybody. But, if you’ve got a flare for the dramatic, OohLaLaLetters’ underground society may be just what you’ve been looking for.

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Civil War Historian and Author Pamela Chase Hain to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

MONETA, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, October 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Civil War was America’s bloodiest conflict, pitting American against American, brother against brother, for the future of the nation.

Historian Pamela Chase Hain is the author of A Confederate Chronicle: The Life of a Civil War Survivor (2005) and Murder in the Capital: The Biography of Robert Augustus Alston (2013), both books on distant relatives who took part in the Civil War.

A Confederate Chronicle presents the remarkable life of Thomas L. Wragg, who served in both the Confederate army and navy and endured incarceration as a prisoner of war. Hain uses Wragg’s letters home to his family, friends, and fiancée, as well as his naval notebook and newspaper articles, to give readers direct insight into his life and the lives of those around him.

“If you read the letters from Thomas Wragg during the war, they're very compelling letters,” says Hain. “You read this young man who had never been anywhere and who was forced into this situation. He was not trying to keep slaves in bondage. He had no motivation politically. They were drafted into the army.”

The son of a respected Savannah physician, Wragg was born into a life of wealth and privilege. who left home at eighteen to join the front lines in Virginia. From there, he sent letters home describing the maneuverings of General Joseph E. Johnston’s army in and around Harpers Ferry and Winchester, culminating with the Battle of Bull Run.

After contracting dysentery and being sent to a hospital in Richmond, he returned home to Savannah and trained to be a naval officer. He kept a naval notebook of his studies and eventually was assigned to the Atlanta, an ironclad ship in Savannah Harbor. On its maiden voyage, Wragg and his entire crew of officers were captured and imprisoned in Fort Warren in Boston Harbor for fifteen months.

Wragg’s POW letters reveal the isolation and sense of abandonment the prisoners felt as they waited in hopes of an exchange. The correspondence between Wragg and his fiancée, Josie, after the war illustrates not only the mores of nineteenth-century courtship but also the difficulty of adjustment that many Confederate war veterans faced.

A Confederate Chronicle gives readers a personal view into one man’s struggle with the chaos of life during and after the war, as well as into the struggles of the general society.

A former CIA officer, Hain applied her background in research and analysis to her second book Murder in the Capital: The Biography of Robert Augustus Alston. Alston went to war to defend his ownership of slaves, but became disillusioned by depredations of Confederate troops and turned crusader for reform in the treatment of black convicts in post-war Georgia, exposing the convict lease system.

“Alston was very much interested in eliminating the practice of jailing blacks to use them as workers,” says Hain. “They had replaced slaves with convicts, only they were treated better as slaves. A slave was money in the bank. They didn't care if a convict lived or died. It was a very brutal arrangement.”

While his efforts did not result in abolishing the system immediately, he is credited with beginning its eventual demise.

CUTV News Radio will feature Pamela Chase Hain in an interview with Jim Masters on October 17th at 10am EDT and with Doug Llewelyn on October 24th at 10am EDT

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A Confederate Chronicle: The Life of a Civil War Survivor is available on Amazon

Murder in the Capital: The Biography of Robert Augustus Alston is also available on Amazon

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Dolores Van Rensalier of the Huntoon-Van Rensalier Underground Railroad Foundation to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On her first day in elementary school, the black children in Dolores Van Rensalier’s class asked her what nationality she was. She responded: “Italian, East Indian, American Indian and white.” They asked if she was black. Dolores responded no. Then the black children surrounded her, pinned her to the ground and beat her.

Dolores ran home crying to her mother, who gently told her about her dark-skinned ancestor Abdul, a prince, the son of a small tribal king from across the ocean. “When Abdul was 12, there was a sudden tribal war, and the king told his guardian to escape with Abdul and hide “along the Nile river.” They hid along the Nile River until they came upon a big spice ship owned by the wealthy Van Rensalier family, who brought him to America and raised him.”

Dolores’s parents had passed for white and they never told Dolores or any of her four siblings the truth for fear of how it might affect their lives. Dolores eventually discovered both her parents had a black parent.

“Everything she told me was true except for the truth about my race,” recalls Dolores, “but she gave me the breadcrumbs.”

When she was 17, Dolores stumbled on the Nile River on a map of Africa. Dolores knew she had to openly honor all her ancestry and search for her hidden black roots. After many years of research, she found in her family tree William Van Rensalier, a direct descendant of this Prince Abdul. William had been a conductor on the Underground Railroad and boarded with a wealthy spice merchant, his friend Josiah Huntoon.

“Before and during the Civil War, both black and white abolitionists risked their lives hiding fugitive slaves in the cellars as part of the famed Underground Railroad. There was a tower on top of the house where a lantern was used to signal when it was safe for the slaves to come down from a nearby mountain. They hid the runaway slaves at great personal danger,” says Dolores. “It was a simple matter of them being deeply sympathetic to anyone who was a slave. They risked their lives to help them become free.”

In 1995, Dolores’ documentation would help save and historically preserve the Huntoon Van Rensalier Underground Railroad site at the vacant lot at 125 Broadway in Paterson, NJ.

“When I went to the site thinking the house was still there. I was so excited because I would be able to actually touch my hand on the walls where my black ancestor once lived,” recalls Dolores. “When I found it was by then a vacant lot, it devastated me. I vowed to publicly honor this hidden, great man.

Dolores would later become founder and president of the Huntoon Van Rensalier Underground Railroad Foundation, leading the board to fund and build a beautiful monument at this sacred site. It was completed in 2014. The story is recounted in Dolores’ book Bridge Street to Freedom (2017).

Says Dolores: “I often say that the soul has no color, it’s the soul’s character God will judge us by.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Dolores Van Rensalier in an interview with Jim Masters on October 17th at 2pm EDT

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If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389

For more information on Huntoon-Van Rensalier Underground Railroad Foundation, visit www.hvugrr.org

Bridge Street to Freedom: Landmarking a Station on the Underground Railroad is available on Amazon

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Independent Author & Criminal Justice Expert Elvis Slaughter Offers Two New Manuscripts to Traditional Publishers

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, October 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Building off his success, self-publishing author and speaker Elvis Slaughter plans to release his next two manuscripts Ghost of Holland and Mentally Ill Inmates and Corrections through traditional means, if he can connect with the right publisher.

Author, speaker, and authority on corrections-related issues Elvis Slaughter has built a remarkable reputation as a hard-hitting, honest, and compelling voice. So far, he has released eight books independently, which have been well reviewed and respected. Building off that success, Slaughter recently announced he has finished two new manuscripts, Ghost of Holland and Mentally Ill Inmates and Corrections. Rather than going the independent publishing route, he is shopping to traditional book publishers, movie producers, newspapers, and literary agents with interest.

“I know both of these manuscripts could be self-published and do well, but I am interested in expanding the reach of my work because I know it can deliver value to many people,” commented the highly motivated Slaughter. “I am certain a win-win situation is out there, just waiting to happen.”

Ghost of Holland is fiction set in Mississippi where the hero of the story has his faith, courage, and maybe even his sanity tested when an old apparition from his youth reappears in adulthood. Mentally Ill Inmates and Corrections is nonfiction and puts forward Slaughter’s vast experience in criminal justice and corrections, which includes working at one of the largest and dangerous penal systems in the country. The book looks at and suggests how the corrections system can be reworked to better handle mentally ill prisoners who today often put staff in great danger and in hostile and abusive work environments.

Slaughter looks forward to hearing from qualified, interested publishers and other professionals to discuss a possible working relationship for either of or both his new works.

For more information, Elvis Slaughter can be contacted at 708-365-9510, eslaugh108@aol.com, and https://worldpresspublishing.org/home.

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