Author's Eye Opening Memoirs Include Talking His Way Into a Cockpit of Commercial Plane and Flying It From DCA to ATL

McGuire’s Memoirs Book!

McGuire in Marseille, France exploring which restaurant has the best Bouillabaisse

McGuire in Marseille, France exploring which restaurant has the best Bouillabaisse

I asked the Crusty Captain––Politely––If I Could Fly the Fully Loaded Boeing 727 and He Looked at My Bow Tie and Assumed I Was a Harmless & Proper Gentleman!

If the passengers knew I was flying the plane they would have said, ‘Let’s Roll’ and I would have been tossed out over Spartanburg, South Carolina.”

— Jake McGuire

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jake McGuire, who already has ten books in print is finishing up his colorful memoirs entitled, 'Out of Line • The Adventures of a Wayward Photographer,' is looking for a publisher and movie house.

But he warns ALL WHO HAVE A FEAR OF FLYING, including editors, publishers and Hollywood producers to call their therapists before even reading this press release.

McGuire, who has spent his lifetime on jaw-dropping, eye-opening adventures says, "I've traveled to, lived in or had to flee from more than 30 countries."

His mantra of ‘thinking big’ and ‘being daring’ has landed him, amongst other feats; talking his way into the cockpit and flying the commercial jet, finessing his way into the Oval Office for a visit with a President of the United States, and managing to join the Amir of Bahrain in his Royal Palace for tea, whereupon McGuire was showered with gifts of diamonds and gold before he left the Oil Sheikhdom.

My memoirs are by a photographer, about a photographer, so the stories are extremely visual,” he says, “so they easily translate into an entertaining motion picture, or a fun Broadway performance."

"I have entertaining adventures that Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos can't match!" He says, "They have more money but I live a richer life!"

McGuire, who is no stranger to “Out of Line” techniques–as his book title says–thought he’d go big and pitch his book to Hollywood. He got the idea from his sister in North Carolina who said, “I’ll pray to the Patron Saint of Movie Rights!” They both laughed, remembering their childhood school days where the nuns had a Patron Saint for everything and everyone.

When the name George Clooney, came up they agreed the angelic-looking Clooney might make a great Patron Saint!

So, enter George Clooney! Not only Clooney number one…..but also number two, and number three!

“When my initial pitch to Clooney went out on the EIN, PR Newswire, it got a lot of media play,” he says, “but I never really expected to hear from George Clooney. So when I heard from three of them all claiming THEY were the real George Clooney, my head spun around in a 360 like the girl in "The Exorcist."

First, a little background on McGuire’s “Out of Line” memoirs: From working on the staff of a weekly newspaper to becoming one of America’s most published photographers, McGuire’s book reveals how he ditched his disheveled looks, switched to dapper, acted daring, and then watched his life blossom into a Hollywoodesque series of entertaining globe trotting adventures.

McGuire has been a newspaper photographer, photo editor, reporter, food and travel writer, chef, restaurant critic, and an admitted mischief-maker. He now has ten coffee-table books in print. He is always on the move searching for good food, fine wine, and delicious adventures all woven together.

McGuire's gourmet adventures include how an upperclass, noble-woman living in Paris took him to Marseille to see which restaurant had the best Bouillabaisse. "We had so many versions, that after a week I was growing barnacles," he laughs, " and she was kind enough to pick up the the entire tab including the high speed TVG Train to Marseille!"

McGuire’s calls from the three Clooney's came interspersed with him receiving his usual dozens of daily robo-calls, junk call, sales calls, and prank calls––of which, while he is promoting his book––he is hesitant to ignore, THE POSSIBLE BIG ONE.

“I’m hopeful the real Clooney might want to take my book off the movie market place before someone else does,” says McGuire, “and, Clooney has that terrific twinkle in his eye to produce, direct and star in a fast paced film about an, ‘Out of Line,’ character.”

Clooney phone caller number one was fairly convincing, he says, but turned out to be an old schoolmate, “who was just messing with me.”

“In a movie, Clooney would make a better me, than me,” says the wayward McGuire with a chuckle. “And, I'd love to a bit part in it, where I’m sitting next to Clooney at a venerable old DC bar like the Old Ebbitt Grill.”

“McGuire is edgy, nutty, romantic…nimble in his walk and talk…spreading mischievous wisdom around,” says fellow book author and DC area Professor, Anita Nahal.

"Clooney caller number two, sounded like a gentleman from Mumbia,” says McGuire, who was about to hang up on the fellow, “But what if he were a film producer from Bollywood?” McGuire didn’t want to miss an opportunity so he listened for a while, but eventually said good-by when the pitch for yoga classes with Oprah came up.

"Clooney number three had a Russian accent," says McGuire, But with the man's Russian accent I didn't think it was the real George Clooney, so I hung up on him."

On second thought, McGuire now wonders if Clooney number three wasn't the real Clooney, clowning around with a theatrically savvy Slavic accent. "Oh well, there goes my movie––so far–– down the drain, boo hoo!"

In addition to his adventures of chumming it up with heads of state, his truly sky-high–adventure of flying the commercial jet had McGuire saying, “If the passengers knew I was flying the plane they would have said, ‘Let’s Roll’ and would have tossed me out over Spartanburg, South Carolina.”

And, McGuire admits he has no pilot’s license, and having to hang up on the final imposter, McGuire has no Clooney. Yet..he is hopeful!

Washington Post writer, Monica Hesse, who penned a lengthy feature on McGuire in August of 2010, wrote, “McGuire is looking like he should be holding a mint julep, or yachting or doing something else genteel. His face is aristocratic… his manner is intense.”

McGuire's newest and most devilish marketing attempt was trying to get the Evangelical Liberty University to ban his book, but Jerry Falwell was fired and then so called, Pool Boy, " stole Mcguire's media thunder.

Stay tuned!

For more on McGuire’s books visit his website: www.dcjakemcguire.com

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New Book, How Sweet the Sound, Shares the Power and Promise of 30 Beloved Hymns

“How Sweet the Sound: The Power and Promise of 30 Beloved Hymns” (Our Daily Bread Publishing)

Author Laura Smith

Author Laura Smith examines 30 classic hymns, sharing devotional stories and meaningful connections between the songs of the past and our 21st century lives.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, USA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the new book, How Sweet the Sound: The Power and Promise of 30 Beloved Hymns (Our Daily Bread Publishing), author Laura Smith takes a fresh look at 30 classic hymns, sharing warm devotional stories and making meaningful connections between these songs of the past and our twenty-first century lives.

Do you miss listening to the sweet harmonies of hymns being sung in church? Do you recall precious life memories when a specific hymn encouraged your heart? Hymns will forever be God's music packed with truth, redemption, and joy, no matter how the times or culture change. There is a reason they still speak to us, generation after generation. How Sweet the Sound marries the past with the present by showing how hymns unite, restore, and re-center God’s children.

Each chapter includes the lyrics to a favorite hymn, an interesting modern-day story of how that hymn continues to impact lives, and questions for contemplation. These stories will appeal to those who grew up in church singing from a hymnal, as well as a new generation seeking truth put to music. You'll enjoy hearing the stories of how hymns have affected other people's lives as you remember how the hymns you treasure have affected yours.

About the Author: Laura L. Smith is a music lover. She grew up singing old hymns in her traditional church, then rushing home to count down the rest of the Top 40 on Billboard’s music charts with Casey Kasem. A best-selling author, Smith speaks around the country sharing the love of Christ with women at conferences and events. She lives in the college town of Oxford, Ohio, with her husband and four kids. Visit www.laurasmithauthor.com to learn more.

About Our Daily Bread Publishing: Our Daily Bread Publishing is a division of Our Daily Bread Ministries—a non-denominational, non-profit organization with staff and volunteers in over 37 offices working together to distribute more than 60 million resources in 150 countries. Whether it’s a radio broadcast, podcast, book, mobile app, or website, we provide many ways to help people grow in their relationship with God. For more information, visit https://ourdailybreadpublishing.org.

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New Book, Different Like Me, Encourages Kids to Celebrate Diversity

“Different Like Me,” by Xochitl E. Dixon (Our Daily Bread Publishing)

“Different Like Me” author Xochitl E. Dixon

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, USA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the new book, Different Like Me (Our Daily Bread Publishing), children ages 3 to 7 discover that being different is okay, and that what they have in common is more important than what they don’t. With fanciful, full-color illustrations, readers follow a diverse group of kids as they work together toward a surprising and delightful conclusion.

Sometimes the things that make us different can leave us feeling like a fish out of water. Different Like Me takes young readers on a whimsical journey where each unique child works with the others to launch a giant colorful fish balloon. Along the way, the children learn to celebrate differences and uncover what they all have in common, so that even a "fish out of water" finds belonging.

Different Like Me features a wonderful variety of children with unique qualities. It is based on a story that the author, Xochitl E. Dixon, wrote years ago to explain to her own children the beauty of God's diverse world. You'll also enjoy the engaging questions you can use to start conversations about diversity with the children in your own life.

In Different Like Me, you'll discover:
• The beauty of diversity—cultural, physical, and more
• Rhyming words and a repetitive refrain that capture kids’ attention
• Conversation-starting questions around the topic of diversity
• A valuable addition to school, church, and home libraries
• A perfect picture book for children 8 and under

Whether in looks, cultural background, physical prowess, or academic excellence, there are no two children exactly alike. Different Like Me helps kids to understand that being unique is good and that God has made them as they are for a purpose.
Different Like Me is available now wherever books are sold.

About the Author: Xochitl (So-Cheel) E. Dixon, author of Waiting for God: Trusting Daily in God’s Plan and Pace (2019), serves as a speaker and a regular contributor to Our Daily Bread (www.odb.org) and Guideposts’ All God’s Creatures. A recent transplant to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, she enjoys spending time with her husband of over 25 years, Dr. W. Alan Dixon, Sr., and their sons, A.J. and Xavier. She serves the Lord alongside her service dog, Callie, and shares God’s truth and love everywhere she goes and in everything she writes. You can connect with Xochitl and Callie at www.xedixon.com. This is her first picture book.

About the Illustrator: Bonnie Lui is an illustrator and storyteller who loves to play. She constantly looks for ways to create fun in all forms of media, and her work can be found in books, games, and television. When she’s not making art, Bonnie also enjoys playing the ukulele and the piano. She lives, works, and plays in Los Angeles, where it is over 75°F and sunny every day.

About Our Daily Bread Publishing: Our Daily Bread Publishing is a division of Our Daily Bread Ministries—a non-denominational, non-profit organization with staff and volunteers in over 37 offices working together to distribute more than 60 million resources in 150 countries. Whether it’s a radio broadcast, podcast, book, mobile app, or website, we provide many ways to help people grow in their relationship with God. For more information, visit www.odb.org.

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Author Interview with Mike Meier, Author of screenplay & book JoinWith.Me, published by Manybooks

Cover of JoinWith.Me book, available on Amazon

Cover of JoinWith.Me book, available on Amazon

Back of Cover of JoinWith.Me book, available on Amazon

Back of Cover of JoinWith.Me book, available on Amazon

Storyboard image from JoinWith.Me, view of the City

Storyboard image from JoinWith.Me, view of the City

Storyboard image from JoinWith.Me, Sam's view of the City

Storyboard image from JoinWith.Me, Sam’s view of the City

The Manybooks interview explores the underlying premises of JoinWith.Me, particularly the question of whether we control technology or technology control us

JoinWith.Me is a cautionary tale about our increasing fusion with technology as a society. The protagonist is Sam Vanderpool, just an average guy …”

— Mike Meier, author of JoinWith.Me

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The internet platform Manybooks where authors introduce their work to the community, has published an interview with the author of the movie screenplay and book “JoinWith.Me,” under the heading “Do We Control Technology or Does Technology Control Us?” The occasion of the “Author of the Day” interview is that the screenplay of Mike Meier is now available on Amazon.com as an eBook and Paperback. JoinWith.Me is a dystopian thriller that explores timely questions: whether we control technology or it controls us; the singularity horizon where AI crosses the threshold into self-awareness; the enduring power of human connection; and the ultimate destiny of humankind.

Here is a brief excerpt of the interview:

Please give us a short introduction to what JoinWith.Me is about.

JoinWith.Me is a cautionary tale about our increasing fusion with technology as a society. The protagonist is Sam Vanderpool, just an average guy. His life doesn’t matter. He has no friends and no woman. His parents think he’s a weakling who will inevitably go insane. His mind-numbing government job could be performed by any of the thousands of soulless workers who commute in and out of the city each day, just like he does. One night he takes a break from watching internet porn and discovers a website called JoinWith.Me. There, a “counselor” promises to fix his life.

Your novel explores the question whether we control technology or it controls us. Which do you believe?

Now you are asking a really tough question. In my story, it controls us because it comes to life, it is no longer mere artificial intelligence. At that point, should that ever happen, it is certainly technology that controls us. That’s why I quote Goethe’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice (better known to most Americans as the Mickey Mouse Fantasia story) at the beginning: “Wrong I was in calling Spirits, I avow, For I find them galling, Cannot rule them now.” Until that point, there is a chance for us to control technology, if only she weren’t such a seductive enchantress. Most cannot resist.

The complete interview is at: https://manybooks.net/featured-authors/mike-meier-do-we-control-technology-or-does-technology-control-us

The the screenplay, video trailer and book have received several accolades, including:

Video Trailer: Award Winner IndieX Film Fest, Los Angeles July 2020 (Honorable Mention)

Screenplay: Script Summit Screenplay Contest 2020, Finalist.

Screenplay: Honorable Mention, 89th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition.

In brief, the storyline is: In the year 2032, Sam Vanderpool lives a lonely existence with a menial job in an urban dystopia that is impersonal and dominated by technology. Sam is jolted from his routine when an ad appears on his computer screen that takes him to a website called JoinWith.Me. The site offers counseling for the lonely, and Sam decides to log on. He talks to a girl who offers to help him be happier and find a girlfriend. Or so he thinks…

When she tells him to give all his money to a stranger, Sam reports her to the police, but they brush him off. He decides to leave town, but his flight is mysteriously canceled. Where there is a chip, a screen, or an interface, there she is. In desperation, he abandons the life he knows and becomes one of the city's homeless, scrounging for money and befriending transients: Gabrielle, an immigrant with the voice of an angel and a direct connection to God, and Joey, an armless man who makes art with his feet…

JoinWith.Me is available for purchase online at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/JoinWith-Me-Machina-Machine-Dystopian-Fiction/dp/164111942X/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3C1PLH3V6SY86&dchild=1&keywords=joinwith.me&qid=1598098451&sprefix=joinwith.me%2Caps%2C138&sr=8-2

About the Author

Mike Meier grew up in Germany. He holds a master’s degree in political science as well as a J.D. and LL.M. When not writing books and screenplays, he enjoys playing Latin and Flamenco guitar. He currently resides in the greater Washington, D.C area.

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Legendary Producer for B.I.G., Craig Mack, Nas and more! Easy Mo Bee Hosts Wahida Clark’s Street Lit House Party

The Legendary Producer Easy Mo Bee – Monday, August 31 8 – 10 pm

Celebrating Legends of Classic Hip-Hop in August

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — We’re celebrating Classic Legends of Hip-Hop all month at Wahida Clark’s Street 🚦 Lit 🔥 House 🏠 Party 🎉 and the legendary DJ EASY MO BEE is back for the grand finale of this month’s Music Mental Therapy!

This month, we’ve been joined by legends Kwame, Grandmaster Caz, Large Professor; and MC Lyte. Upcoming for September: DJ Dice, DJ Diamond Kuts, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Mos and more spinning up good vibes for all hip-hop and music lovers! In these trying times, many of us are turning to music for a much needed mind break. And what’s better than a good old-fashioned Virtual House Party for some Musical Mental Therapy?

This summer, Official Queen of Street Lit and 4 x NY Times Best Seller Wahida Clark’s Street Lit House Party has given us some stress relief featuring DJ sets from everyone from Easy Mo Bee, DJ Scratch, Kwame and DJ Suss One; to DJ Aktive, Kiss the Dee Jay, Tony Touch, DJ Chill X, Rich Medina and Large Professor.
Episode 1 of Wahida's Street Lit House Party premiered in May with "Monologue Theater with Wahida Clark", a virtual event hosted by Kim Coles featuring the Legendary Bill Duke with re-enactments from the “Thugs and the Women Who Love Them” book series.

Recently, Hip-Hop Pioneer Kwame of KwameVision took over Saturday morning by hosting the Premier of Wahida’s Street Lit R-rated Cartoon “SWAG” Sims Mini-Series on YouTube.

Come destress with us and indulge in a little Musical Mental Therapy every week because you'll never know which DJ will rock the house and groove with us! Tune in Monday's 8 -10 pm on Instagram, Twitch and Youtube Live with Wahida Clark!

●Stay tuned for more announcements and events including Monologue Theater Part 2.
●Drop in on Wahida Clark’s page Mondays 8 – 10 and get “Street Lit."
●Check out the SWAG R-rated Cartoon series on YouTube. Comment. Like. Share.
●Wahida Clark’s “Thug Series" available at wclarkpublishing.com and wherever books are sold.

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Sharon Bennett of The Shoe Fetish Movement

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The Shoe Fetish Movement Speaker

Activist, Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights  Biography

Sharon Bennett Activist and Empowerment Speaker of the Shoe Fetish Movement

Speaker, author of Civil Rights Biography

Sharon Bennett Activist and Empowerment Speaker of the Shoe Fetish Movement

The Shoe Fetish Movement is on the rise with its author and speaker, Sharon Bennett. Catch her next radio interview with Downtown Hott Atlanta Radio 9/5/20@2p.

Plant a Seed of Thought to Provoke the Action of Change”

— Rev. Dr. L.E. Bennett

ATLANTA, GA, USA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sharon, known as The Sole Maven of The Shoe Fetish Movement, is an activist and the author of a pending new civil rights biography. Growing up in the 1960s as a person of color proved to be emotional and, at times, turbulent as the daughter of Rev. Dr. L.E. Bennett because he took the selfless step forward to integrate the major telecommunications company of Southwestern Bell/AT&T. The pressures that a civil rights activist endures also affects his family. She will discuss this and more during her interview.

Sharon, raised in Texas, has a passion for life, love of family, and belief in living your dreams. An example of achievement and transformation resulting from those who believed and inspired her, in spite of the odds set against Sharon. She has seamlessly meshed her medical career and writing goals with formal training, knowledge, and skills with life lessons to craft two fiction books: Shoe Fetish 1 and Shoe Fetish 2, with a self-help book entitled: Cracks in Your Mirror. Over the years, regardless of personal trials, she has never stopped putting herself into her writing, reaching out, and speaking.

Sharon developed a deep desire to research her family history in the 1990s. Her father, the late Rev. Dr. L.E. Bennett, had long studied the family’s history. It was during his genetic swab that Sharon gained a new appreciation for her father’s sacrifice to change the world. She has worked on his biography and done interviews for the past several years concerning he empowerment speaking and novels. As the daughter of L.E. Bennett, she has explored family archives as well as Southwestern Bell/AT&T records to piece together this man’s remarkable journey from janitor and civil rights pioneer to second-level management.

Always a lover of reading, like her father, Sharon began writing through personal journals and poetry in middle school. It was a cathartic release for her while dealing with the expectations as a member of a civil rights family.

Sharon appeared in Atlanta’s Good Life magazine and Atlanta’s Booking magazine. She also won a 2001 Editor’s Choice award from the Library of Congress in poetry. Her progression in writing gleaned the publishing of three poems one in Theatre of the Mind by Noble House. Dreaming of penning a book one day, Sharon finally put her journals together and co-authored a romance novel inclusive of women’s issues of emotional and physical abuse, rape, self-love, and self-empowerment. The first entitled Shoe Fetish 1: A Woman’s Love for Her Shoes and Her Men. The second is Shoe Fetish 2: Grown into High Heels. Successful book signings for both were held at Barnes&Noble. Sharon’s third solo writing was a self-help book called Cracks in Your Mirror. Both of the Shoe Fetish Books won Reader’s Favorite five-star awards. She wrote articles that published in fifteen lifestyle magazines and business periodicals such as The Pulse Legal Publication, New York County Lawyer’s Association, Canadian Business Journal, Articles Weekly, Success Magazine, Financial Markets World, Ag Professional, Advance Publications, Inc., Insurance and Financial Advisor,She Adventure and Exchange Magazine. Four lifestyle magazines have interviewed her like SWAG Magazine, Booking Matters of Atlanta, African American Avant-Garde Book Expo. A new article will be in the September 2020 issue of Writer's Life Magazine.

Sharon’s interviewed on several podcast radio shows, as well. Recently completing an interview with Business Talk Radio 1, she's been asked to return due to popular response. There's this upcoming interview September 5th at 2pm with Downtown Hott Atlanta radio [https://DowntownHottRadio.com], followed by KROV radio of San Antonio, TX on August 9, 2020. On August 18th, September 22nd, and October 20th at 1:30pm are repeated sessions with Business Talk Radio 1.

In 2012 as The Shoe Fetish Movement, Sharon gave her first empowerment speaking event at Seton Home for Girls, where Vans provided six pairs of shoes; and, she spoke for the Society Empowered Women (SEW) group, both of San Antonio, Texas. She is a member of the International Association of Women (IAW), Atlanta Writer’s Club, and the Wellness Universe.
Of course, with Sharon’s years of care for the human condition, the civil rights biography of L.E. Bennett became her labor of love. But it also serves as an essential new chapter in the history of the American civil rights movement.

Her favorite saying is, "Plant a seed of thought to Provoke an Action of Change." As such, Sharon has proudly raised an empowered daughter (attorney), and son (aviation engineering).

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Movie Screenplay “The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico” to be published as Book on Amazon in the Fall

Poster for the Screenplay "The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico"

Poster for the Screenplay “The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico”

Storyboard image from The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico, meeting Agustin Lara

Storyboard image from The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico, meeting Agustin Lara

Storyboard image from The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico, the Town Witch, Curandera

Storyboard image from The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico, the Town Witch, Curandera

Storyboard image from The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico, Tehuacan Street

Storyboard image from The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico, Tehuacan Street

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Logo of the screenplay “The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico”

After winning Gold at the Depth of Field Festival and other recognition, the story will be available as eBook and Paperback on Amazon this Fall.

… I had the draft in my drawer for almost 30 years. With little else to do during the COVID19 shutdown, I finished the screenplay in June …”

— Mike Meier, author of "The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico"

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — “The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico,” a Romance Comedy screenplay by author Mike Meier takes place in 1929, shortly before the Great Depression. Two American ladies seek healing in the hot springs of Mexico and find love with Mexican gigolos. The story explores the many things in life we don’t quite understand, such as love, enchantment, and magic spells.

The screenplay won Gold at the Summer 2020 Depth of Field International Film Festival (DOFIFF), as well as other accolades. The author Mike Meier is currently working on turning the screenplay into a book. It will be published in the Fall.

Mike Meier explains where the idea for the story came from: “In this case, it goes back to the early 1990s when I was a student. I once listened to a program on National Public Radio (NPR) where a young lady discussed some of her Social Studies research for her Ph.D. thesis. She mentioned that in the earlier part of the century, American women traveled to the Mexico hot springs for health treatments. Sometimes illicit relationships with young Mexican gigolos ensued. I was immediately intrigued.”

However, years later when he began writing on the story in earnest, he could not find that Ph.D. student who originally inspired the story. Explains Meier, “I tried to find that young lady and her research thesis. NPR does not archive programs for that long. So I contacted libraries, went through listings of Ph.D. theses, contacted professors, but could not locate anything. If I had, I would have saved myself many, many hours of research. So I just had to do it myself.”

It took COVID19 to give him a break from his usual job to finish the screenplay. “I had the draft in my drawer for almost 30 years. With little else to do during the shutdown, I finished the screenplay in June.”

So far, the screenplay has received the following distinctions:

• "The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico" won GOLD at the Summer 2020 Depth of Field International Film Festival (DOFIFF).

• "The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico" is a Finalist for the Hollywood Gold Awards.

• "The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico" is a Finalist for New York Movie Awards.

• "The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico" is Official Selection at the Houston Comedy Film Festival.

In brief, the storyline is: In Long Island, 1929, Rose Hayes lives unhappily married to a cheating older man, Spencer, who works as a lawyer. Rose suffers from arthritis and is advised by her doctor to travel to Tehuacán, a city in Mexico known for its miraculous hot springs. After convincing Spencer of the trip’s benefits, she invites her best friend, Alice, whose husband passed away and is struggling to recover from her grief. The women arrive, and immediately meet Miguel and Ramiro. Miguel takes it upon himself to show the ladies the beauty of Tehuacán, and street artist and gigolo Ramiro joins in, since he’s used to starting affairs with American tourists. Miguel falls in love with Rose, and a spell performed by a curandera (the town’s witch) causes Ramiro to fall for Alice. The two couples’ love needs to overcome the challenges that come with dating in the roaring 20s, when a controlling husband and a pinch of magic is involved.

About the Author

Mike Meier grew up in Germany. He holds a master’s degree in political science as well as a J.D. and LL.M. When not writing books and screenplays, he enjoys playing Latin and Flamenco guitar. He currently resides in the greater Washington, D.C area.

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Need a Birthday or Thank You Gift for Your Mother? New Book Honors All Mothers and Their Story-telling Genius

The low-cost book is available on Amazon ($4.99) for easy digital downloads and can even be purchased in quantities as gifts for friends

New Mother’s Day Book Released to Rescue Moms Going “Quarantine Crazy” While Stuck at Home with Kids & Husband

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Author’s Portrait

Hysterical Tales Will Keep the Mothers in Your Family from Going Corona Quarantine Crazy with Knee-slapping Laughter

When people laugh hysterically they lose motor control and jiggle about like a bowl of Jello!”

— Jake McGuire

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, August 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — From sleepy bed-time stories to spookily-spun Halloween tales, your mother was probably a super story teller. Why not thank her with this delightful book just for mothers: Every Day of the Year is Mother's Day!

“My mother was a better storyteller than a cadre of Jesuits drinking Jameson,” says Jake McGuire, a Washington, D.C. photographer and writer. He credits the creation of his new book to his mother’s love of entertaining audiences even with jokes, which he says, are the ultimate in short stories.

“The fewer and more precise the words, the better they fill a recipient’s mind with imagery,” says McGuire who spent most of his career as a photographer. “Now, primarily as a writer, I paint pictures with words. If I can make someone double-over in knee-slapping laughter, I know I’ve filled their mind’s IMAX to the max!”

Why?

"When people laugh hysterically they lose motor control and jiggle about like a bowl of Jello!" Says McGuire.

“I inherited my mother’s Irish story-telling gene,” he says, “so when the idea of a book about my mother popped up in my mind, I skipped over her local acclaim as an artist and went right to the tall tales.”

While McGuire’s book was initially meant for funny Mother’s Day entertainment, the ongoing Corona disaster has the book taking on a new, ‘corona crazy’ life, providing those knee-slapping moments for moms overwhelmed by home-bound husbands, underfoot kids, know-it-all in-laws, barking dogs, escaped guinea pigs, 24-hour TV coverage, and he says, remembering his own incorrigible childhood, “Little Johnny cascading toilet paper rolls down the stairs……Look, mom, Niagara Falls!”

“McGuire is edgy, nutty, romantic…nimble in his walk and talk…spreading mischievous wisdom around,” says fellow book author, poet and DC area Professor, Anita Nahal.

The book features dozens of McGuire’s childhood stories about his mother’s antics including one where his mom who loved to toy with a devout family on his street who only allowed their children to be biblical characters on Halloween.

“So, one Halloween, she sent my older sister Dorothy and my younger sister Mary dressed in scary black, grim-reaper-like costumes, along with me in a cardboard box painted white to the devout neighbor’s house to trick or treat. Can you guess which biblical characters those darling little McGuire children were?

“Glad you asked,” says McGuire, “My sisters were Sodom and Gomorrah, and I was a Pillar of Salt.”

This is my most popular book," says McGuire, "I get notes from all over the world, most saying, 'I love your mother!'"

Washington Post writer, Monica Hesse, who penned a lengthy feature on McGuire in August of 2010, wrote, “McGuire is looking like he should be holding a mint julep, or yachting or doing something else genteel. His face is aristocratic… his manner is intense.”

McGuire’s book is full of “an out-side-the-box-mother, raising-five-kids-inside-the-house” tales and anecdotes so it provides comic relief from the current corona disaster, says McGuire. It covers his childhood years where his mother was an artist by day, and a prankster who played tricks on their neighbors by night.

“She was a rebel who distrusted politicians, clergy and anyone wearing a robe–even on Halloween,” he says, “and–amazingly¬–she still surprises us with an occasional visit from the grave. Really, see page 55!”

And, McGuire has a straightforward pitch for home-bond moms:

“If you are going Corona crazy, It’s OK, to buy yourself a Mother’s gift,” says McGuire, “I’ve made it easy as my new book is a low-cost, $4.99 digital download!”

In addition to his lively Mother’s book, McGuire is finishing up his memoirs entitled, “Out of Line • The Adventures of a Wayward Photographer.” The book entails his wild travels in dozens of countries, and even grips readers with eye-opening details of how he got invited to drink tea with the Amir of Bahrain in his royal palace and came away with gifts of diamonds and gold!

McGuire says both his Book for Mothers and his memoirs are extremely visual making them ripe for motion pictures, and he even went as far as sending a pitch to George Clooney’s agent, on the outside chance Clooney might want to grab the film rights of his memoirs before some other Hollywood entity does.

He figures Clooney could both direct and star in it. “Clooney, of course, would make a better me, than me!” He says with a chuckle. “And, I don’t mind having a bit part in it, where I’m sitting next to Clooney at a venerable DC bar like the Old Ebbitt Grill giving him advice on taking photos.”

McGuire low-cost book for Mothers is available on Amazon ($4.99) for easy digital downloads and can even be purchased in quantities as gifts for friends and family stuck at home. (A print version is now available, too). For more details, visit’s McGuire’s website: www.dcjakemcguire.com

Or go directly to Amazon books at:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086WMXSC1

Jake McGuire
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Science Fiction Screenplay JoinWith.Me, dystopian fiction debut of Mike Meier, receives multiple accolades

JoinWith.Me, book cover for hardcopy, with QR Code

JoinWith.Me, book cover for hardcopy, with QR Code

Website of JoinWith.Me, with video

Website of JoinWith.Me, with video

Back of Cover of JoinWith.Me book, available on Amazon

Back of Cover of JoinWith.Me book, available on Amazon

Storyboard image from JoinWith.Me, view of the City

Storyboard image from JoinWith.Me, view of the City

Storyboard image from JoinWith.Me, Sam's view of the City

Storyboard image from JoinWith.Me, Sam’s view of the City

The recognitions are for the screenplay, book and video trailer. The book JoinWith.Me is now available on Amazon as eBook and Paperback.

[In JoinWith.Me] … I really want to emphasize the enduring power of a human connection, something AI cannot replicate…”

— JoinWith.Me author Mike Meier

MIAMI BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The screenplay debut of Mike Meier entitled “JoinWith.Me” has received multiple accolades for the screenplay, book and video trailer. JoinWith.Me is a dystopian thriller that explores timely questions: whether we control technology or it controls us; the singularity horizon where AI crosses the threshold into self-awareness; the enduring power of human connection; and the ultimate destiny of humankind.

The book is now available on Amazon as an eBook and Paperback. So far, the screenplay, book and video trailer have received the following distinctions:

• Video Trailer: Award Winner IndieX Film Fest, Los Angeles July 2020 (Honorable Mention)
• Screenplay: Independent Shorts Awards 2020, Finalist, May 2020
• Screenplay: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival, Official Selection, July 2020
• Screenplay: Script Summit Screenplay Contest 2020, Finalist
• Screenplay: Official Selection of the HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition (2020)
• Trailer: Monthly Nominee Best Trailer at Assurdo Film Festival (Italy) (July 2020)
• Screenplay: Honorable Mention, 89th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition
• Screenplay: Action On Film 16th Annual International Film Festival, Official Selection
• Book: Action On Film 16th Annual International Film Festival, Official Selection

Technology is an ever-growing part of daily life, with society becoming increasingly dependent upon it and even addicted to it. For author Mike Meier, the moment where artificial intelligence crosses the threshold into self-awareness is inevitable, yet the question of whether technology actually allows humanity to flourish in a futuristic world remains to be seen.

In brief, the storyline is: In the year 2032, Sam Vanderpool lives a lonely existence with a menial job in an urban dystopia that is impersonal and dominated by technology. Sam is jolted from his routine when an ad appears on his computer screen that takes him to a website called JoinWith.Me. The site offers counseling for the lonely, and Sam decides to log on. He talks to a girl who offers to help him be happier and find a girlfriend. Or so he thinks…

When she tells him to give all his money to a stranger, Sam reports her to the police, but they brush him off. He decides to leave town, but his flight is mysteriously canceled. Where there is a chip, a screen, or an interface, there she is. In desperation, he abandons the life he knows and becomes one of the city's homeless, scrounging for money and befriending transients: Gabrielle, an immigrant with the voice of an angel and a direct connection to God, and Joey, an armless man who makes art with his feet…

Meier posits that eventually all of humanity will converge in technology. “It is the ultimate destiny of humankind, and while it is startling to see how the Internet and technology has the ability to control us as a society, I really want to emphasize the enduring power of a human connection, something AI cannot replicate,” he says.

JoinWith.Me is available for purchase online at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FB72J8T/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=joinwith.me&qid=1596678624&sr=8-1

JoinWith.Me by Mike Meier
ISBN: 978-1-64111-942-9

About the Author

Mike Meier grew up in Germany. He holds a master’s degree in political science as well as a J.D. and LL.M. When not writing books and screenplays, he enjoys playing Latin and Flamenco guitar. He currently resides in the greater Washington, D.C area.

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Traffic Stop Leads Man to Isolation, then Transformation

by Prophet W.R. Downs

by Prophet W.R. Downs

by Fran Briggs

W.R. Downs is destined to assist people to combat challenges on every front. Trust God in the Process” is a revelatory book and tool.”

— Fran Briggs

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA, August 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A traffic stop led to a 21-year prison sentence. Vivid dreams and visions, a willingness to transform, and trusting God are the themes that inspired Prophet W. R. Downs to write the book that followed that life-altering event. "Trust God in the Process” is now available in paperback and in Kindle format at Amazon.

Downs' book tells the story of his transformation while incarcerated. The author draws heavily from his personal experiences and says his book is based on a plan to look to God in every situation. The author describes the publication as a blueprint for inspiration, meditation and transformation.

"W.R. Downs is destined to assist people to combat challenges on every front," stated Fran Briggs, Publicist to Prophet W.R. Downs. "Trust God in the Process” is an insightful and revelatory book and tool."

After years of filing motions with the courts while in federal prison, W. R. Downs suddenly realized that he was going around the same circle trying to find a way.

"One day I said, 'Lord, if you have a way for me to get out, show me,' " the author explained. "During the eighth year of serving my sentence, God told me the only way out was through him."

The Florida resident says that his encounters with God were through vivid dreams and visions. "The more that I read the bible, the more he ministered to me through the bible."

In 2016, President Barack Obama ordered that Downs be pardoned after serving 17 1⁄2 years of his 21-year sentence. He hopes his book highlights a path so the reader can bridge the gaps, fill the voids and connect with the vision God has for their life.

Book Description

Paperback : 68 pages
ISBN-10 : 1686822545
ISBN-13 : 978-1686822544
Product Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.17 x 8 inches
Item Weight : 3.2 ounces
Publisher : Independently published (August 16, 2019)
Language: : English

ABOUT PROPHET W.R. DOWNS

Prophet W.R. Downs was born on October 7, 1969, in Nuremberg, Germany, and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is Head Chaplin over the correction division at Christ House International Inc., a non-profit ministry that assists people from all different walks of life. His desire is to minister to God’s people through prophecy and truth teaching. After being released from prison, he married Talawnda Downs whom he has known since 1987. He is the father of six adult children including two that he inherited through marriage. Prophet W.R. Downs currently makes his home in Apollo Beach, Florida. Prophet W.R. Downs can be contacted by calling (813) 426-0966 For additional information including speaking engagements, please call the author’s management team at 813-944-9298, and visit https://www.amazon.com/dp/1686822545

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