Mariel Hemingway reviews Manhattan Book Group, #1 independent book publisher in NYC

Actress Mariel Hemingway

There’s a reason Manhattan Book Group is rated the #1 independent book publisher in New York City — they’re the best of the best. I recommend them without reservation.”

— Mariel Hemingway

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mariel Hemingway recently reviewed the prestigious Manhattan Book Group. In her review posted via a YouTube video and on the company’s website, she stated enthusiastically: “If you’re looking to get your book published professionally, look no further than Manhattan Book Group. There’s a reason Manhattan Book Group is rated the #1 independent book publisher in New York City — they’re the best of the best. I recommend them without reservation.”

Mariel Hemingway is not alone in her positive assessment of Manhattan Book Group. Kev’s Best ranked the publisher as the top independent book publisher in New York City. New York Weekly highly recommended Manhattan Book Group as a book publishing option, stating, “Manhattan Book Group is a reliable and viable option operated by a bestselling author with clear expertise in publishing.”

Manhattan Book Group was founded by no. 1 best-selling author J.J. Hebert, a leading expert in book publishing. He launched the company to give unagented authors the opportunity to be published by a NYC-based publisher without having to go through gatekeepers, for example sending out waves of query letters only to face rejection or no response at all. Manhattan Book Group vets manuscripts quickly and efficiently and decides on each manuscript within about a week.

“As the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway and an author herself, Mariel Hemingway has been involved in publishing for years and she understands the benefits that Manhattan Book Group brings to the table,” said Hebert in a recent company statement. “We strive to make book publishing easier and more streamlined than ever through our hybrid offering.”

Mariel Hemingway is an award-winning actress, best known for her roles in Manhattan and Personal Best. She is also the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. Mariel has authored several best-selling books, and she is a mental health advocate, appearing on Oprah’s SuperSoul program and producing Running from Crazy, a documentary examining her personal journey as she strives to understand her family’s history of suicide and mental illness.

Manhattan Book Group, host of the Manhattan Book Awards, helps authors at every stage of book publishing, from book design to editing to distribution and marketing and publicity. The world famous book publisher advertises an author program created by its founder J.J. Hebert. The program promises to help accepted authors earn media coverage from major outlets such as NBC, CBS and FOX, among others. Manuscripts that pass the Manhattan Book Group vetting process also appear on national bestseller lists. For more information on publishing a book, go to https://www.manhattanbookgroup.com/.

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Mariel Hemingway reviewing Manhattan Book Group


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AUTHOR MYRON EDWARDS RELEASES THIRD BOOK IN SERIES IN LATE OCTOBER

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Julie’s Odyssey: Alpha and Omega can be pre-ordered on Amazon

UNITED STATES, October 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Author Myron Edwards, who penned Mistress of the Rock and Scylla: The Revenge, is slated to release the third book in this series, Julie’s Odyssey: Alpha and Omega.

Scheduled for late October, the book may be preordered on Amazon in the U.S., U.K., and Canada as well as other markets worldwide. Print books will be available through Amazon and RockHill Publishing soon.

Edwards stated that he never imagined his story would evolve into such a wonderful series.

“I thought that Mistress of the Rock would be a one-off book,” Edwards said. “It was only due to sheer chance that I developed Scylla: The Revenge, having read about a mysterious Cryptid that is said to live in the seas around Ayia Napa. I began to plot a sequel as the idea of revenge became the motive for the second book.”

The concept for Julie’s Odyssey carries on from here, Edwards explained. He stated that the characters developed their own personalities, as well as Julie, embarks on a quest to discover the truth of what happened to her husband.

“The book takes on a different stance, as Julie becomes the central character. This requires her to engage in a journey that will not only endanger her life, family, and Richard but her very soul. This one is much darker because it involves the ancient world far more than the previous ones,” Edwards said.

Most of all, Edwards is pleased that this story could be a stand-alone book or movie.

“As it is full of action and surprises as well as legends that some people may not remember,” he said. “It’s a story about a housewife and mother who does not believe what she has been told and who needs to discover the truth for herself. To do this she will go to Hell and back.”

For more information, go to www.myronedwardsbooks.com.

To preorder in the U.S., go to www.amazon.com/dp/B09HPGZL9Z, in the U.K. at www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09HPGZL9Z, and www.amazon.ca/dp/B09HPGZL9Z in Canada.

Print books will be available through Amazon and www.rockhillpublishing.com.

ABOUT MYRON EDWARDS:
​Edwards has traveled the world, working in travel agencies, tour operators and airlines for some 30 years. In 1976, he began freelance writing for BBC, radio and television, his credits include The Two Ronnies, Week Endings, and The News Huddlines. In 1980, he joined JWT advertising, as a copywriter writing his first TV commercial for dog food inside 10 days. In 1987, he created Tubewalking, a new map concept for London.

In 1990 he married his wife, whose family background is Greek Cypriot. On a family trip to Cyprus, visiting Aphrodite’s Rock for the first time, the beginnings of his passion to write the story of Mistress of the Rock came into fruition.

Moving his family in 2005 to Cyprus to live, gave him the opportunity to write, as during this time he worked on campaigns for TV and Radio in an advertising agency in Limassol. The first manuscript of the book was completed in 2007. He has since completed the sequel and the third part of this story.

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In Response to Lack of Traditional Publishing Options LGBTQ Non-Profit Starts Their Own Publishing Company

LGBTQ Non-Profit forms their own publishing company and announces their first book release.

We wanted LGBTQ+ business and self-empowerment books to support our goal of reducing suicide and homelessness in our community.”

— Elena Joy

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, October 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Pride and Joy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to building self-awareness and safety in LGBTQ families and their allies, launched their own publishing company, Pride and Joy Press, and their first book, Thriving in Business: Strategies for the LGBTQ+ Entrepreneur in response to the experience of having traditional publishers claim that there wasn’t a “big enough market” for LGBTQ books.

“We wanted LGBTQ+ business and self-empowerment books to support our goal of reducing suicide and homelessness in our community,” says Elena Joy, founder of the Pride and Joy Foundation. “The ‘big publishers’ said there wasn’t a big enough market. If LGBTQ+ authors wanted to get a traditional publishing contract, they had to figure out a way to get at least 50k followers to justify the ‘investment’.

Pride and Joy Publishing’s first offering, Thriving in Business: Strategies for the LGBTQ+ Entrepreneur. Is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and in other major retail book sellers. This book is a compilation of the best tips and heartfelt advice from successful queer entrepreneurs around the world. Royalties from book sales go back to the Foundation as a source of sustainable income.

The idea for Pride and Joy Foundation was born from a realization that there are many traumatized LGBTQ adults in our society, damaged from childhood experiences, societal experiences, and the like. LGBTQ adults and teens are vulnerable to suicide and homelessness.

Pride and Joy Foundation is structured around three pillars of impact; community, education and giving voice to the LGBTQ experience. Pride and Joy Foundation’s founder, Elena Joy, offers speaking engagements for schools, organizations, and businesses who value the LGBTQ experience and want to learn more.

“We truly believe the most effective and holistic way to help allies become stronger is through self-awareness. When self-awareness is built and sustained, safety for marginalized populations increases exponentially.”

Pride and Joy Press is an imprint of GracePoint Publishing, the premiere publishing house for leaders, teachers and creatives.

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New Book by Starr Regan DiCiurcio Explores 21st Century Spirituality

Divine Sparks by Starr Regan DiCiurcio

Divine Sparks cover

Problems of ethnocentrism, division and misinformation abound. Divine Sparks: Interfaith Wisdom for a Postmodern World provides a new language.

This book challenges everyone, of any religion or none, to make contemporary spiritual life directly relevant to our complex times. It is full of deep humanity, written with a wise heart & open mind.”

— Rev. Diane Berke, Founder, One Spirit Learning Alliance

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the world becomes smaller, problems of ethnocentrism, division and misinformation abound. Divine Sparks: Interfaith Wisdom for a Postmodern World by Starr Regan DiCiurcio provides a new language and pathway to bring people together, to deepen understanding and promote healing. It is also well suited to those individuals seeking enriching practices and greater clarity in their personal spiritual lives.

Divine Sparks (published by DartFrog Books) presents practical and inspiring wisdom from the world’s great religious traditions. It offers guidance to men and women of all faiths or none. It does not propose any dogma or doctrine, but encourages inner exploration by readers so they can come to fully know their own hearts and minds.

The book is organized along twelve themes: mindfulness and meditation, simplicity, forgiveness, creativity, beauty, the true self, Mother Earth, gratitude, embodied spirit, solitude and community, joy, and prayer. The themes spring out of millennia of homo sapiens seeking to make sense of their world. They remain starkly relevant concerns for our times. This longing to pursue lives of meaning and consequence is part of our nature. How to do so with the greatest compassion and wisdom is the work of contemporary inter-spirituality. Divine Sparks embraces this quest as it presents transformative insights and practices from a variety of sources for readers’ consideration. Each chapter concludes with questions for reflection, suggestions for creative activities and a prayer or meditation.

ADVANCE PRAISE:

A beautiful lamp can be admired just sitting on a table, but once it is turned on its full colors shine. In the same manner, there is a Divine Spark in each of us and this book will help you turn on your own Divine Spark more fully. It will go deep within illuminating your spiritual quest as you shine ever more brightly. Wherever you are on your spiritual path— just now recognizing there is a path or a long-time traveler—this book will be a source to help your inner Divine Spark manifest brightly. Rev. Starr, a longtime journeyer, is the perfect guide to open up new vistas for your exploration and this book provides a very specific map. Happy journey!
—Dr. Patricia Hunt Perry, Senior Dharma Teacher, Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism

Starr Regan DiCiurcio has written a wise and heart-centered book that addresses issues central to our times. It is grounded in ancient truths and yet looks to the future by encouraging personal and societal evolution toward a global ethic of love for all—all of humanity, the realms of flora and fauna and our precious planet.
—Mara Freeman, Druidess and author of Kindling the Celtic Spirit and Grail Alchemy

Each topic of Divine Sparks is a spiritual gem illuminating the heart on its path to inner peace and true happiness. Starr’s writings enable us to savor and cultivate mindfulness and joy in our daily life. Divine Sparks is a treasured guide, leading us back again and again to the deep self, our home, where we may welcome all with love.
—Sr. Anne Leger, Co-director, Still Point Interfaith Retreat Center

Starr Regan DiCiurcio sparks the intrinsic spiritual potential of her readers across all faiths. Divine Sparks is an invitation to look deeply into the infinite source of possibilities as we search for what is good, true, and beautiful. This book will serve as an interfaith companion, the North Star on our Divine journey home.
—Sr. Mai Trang, Deer Park Monastery, Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism

Divine Sparks is for individuals and groups searching for transformative direction or seeking poetic prayers and meditations to enhance their spiritual lives.
—Mary B. Scanlan, author of A Will of Her Own

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Starr Regan DiCiurcio is an interfaith minister who lives and works in Upstate New York. She is also ordained in the Tiep Hien Order (Order of Interbeing) of Zen master Thich Nhất Hanh. Starr has facilitated retreats and days of mindfulness for over two decades.

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FREE Online EXPO: Lifelong Learning + Creativity = 2 Keys to Youthful Aging, Nov 13 by SCALL

Lifelong Learning Month, 2021

Register Today! FREE Online Lifelong Learning EXPO, Nov 13, 2021

Explore Creativity Together!

In celebration of Lifelong Learning Month, SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL) to host 2nd annual FREE Virtual EXPO on Nov 13 from 9am-11am ET.

I attended the Saturday SCALL virtual program last year. The varied program was enjoyable & informational. Thank you so much & hope there will be more such programs in the future.”

— Sharon Seager

SARASOTA, FL, US, October 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL) Announces FREE Virtual EXPO: Lifelong Learning + Creativity — 2 Keys to Youthful Aging, Nov 13

In celebration of November Lifelong Learning Month, SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL) will host their 2nd annual FREE Virtual EXPO: Lifelong Learning + Creativity — 2 Keys to Youthful Aging. The online event will be held on Saturday, November 13 from 9am – 11am ET.

Attendees will discover how to ignite their creativity to stay mentally young and engaged. Creativity is not just about being an artist or designer, it is about being open to new ideas, thinking differently and expanding your mind.

Presentations will be offered by experts including:

* Keynote by Dr. Larry Thompson, President of Ringling College of Art and Design. “If I could tell the world one thing, it would be that Creativity is the driving force of our future. We all have a creative passion within, so be sure to nurture yours!”

* How to boost your brain power to help stave off Dementia & Alzheimers, Dan Steininger, Author, Moving Mountains Every Day

* Introduction to Improv – Discover the freedom of spontaneity and prepare to laugh with Will Luera, Director of Improvisation, Florida Studio Theatre.

“I attended the Saturday SCALL virtual program last year. The varied program was enjoyable & informational. Thank you so much & hope there will be more such programs in the future.” ~ Sharon Seager

Learn more and register for the Free EXPO: https://bit.ly/EXPO-SCALL-PR
Additional Program Highlights:
• Learn more from showcases by Mote Marine, OLLI & Senior Friendship Center
• Unleash your creativity — Interactive Session & Free downloadable workbook
* And a lot more!
Participants will be automatically entered to win Free classes and fabulous giveaways.

NOVEMBER LIFELONG LEARNING MONTH – SPECIAL DISCOUNTS
November has been designated Lifelong Learning Month by official proclamation by the Sarasota and Manatee counties and City of Sarasota commissioners.

In support of Lifelong Learning Month, Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design will offer visitors age 55+ a special discount on general admission to the Museum for the entire month of November. During SCALL’s virtual event, there will be an opportunity to win other prizes from the Museum as well, so don’t miss out!

For sponsorship opportunities or questions, email robyn@SunCoastLifelongLearning.org
Sponsored by Scene Magazine | WEDU | Iberia Bank
Contact: media@RobynLevin.com

About SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL):
SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning’s (SCALL) mission is to stimulate greater interest, appreciation, and support for personal growth and enrichment opportunities available through present lifelong learning organizations in the Florida communities of Sarasota and Manatee Counties

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Michael Dillard’s book “Accidental Success: Accidental Millionaire Retirement” Reveals Insights to Get to the Top

Accidental Success by Michael Dillard

Accidental Success by Michael Dillard

Michael Dillard Bio Picture

Michael Dillard Bio Picture

Accidental Success Book Michael Dillard

Accidental Success Book Michael Dillard

Do you want to achieve more in your life or career?
This must-read inspires you, motivates, and teaches you to build generational wealth in four easy steps.

Vision + Action = Success”

— Michael Dillard

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, October 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Author Michael Dillard is delighted to announce the launch of his life-altering book, ‘Accidental Success’ available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Accidental Success by Michael Dillard sketches out a Reliable Plan for achieving your life and Career Goals.

Accidental Success is a self-motivational book for someone stressed out with their life, career, or personal finances and needs a motivational nudge to get up and get going. This book inspires you, motivates you, and teaches you how to build generational wealth in four easy steps.

The book contains the inspiring real-life story of Michael Dillard and the secret formula that he used to go from unemployed on a Friday to traveling around the world as a Foreign Service Officer on a Monday.

Michael Dillard was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. From age 7, he grew up in a low-income single-parent household. The U.S. federal program called Upward Bound, hosted by Austin Peay State University, motivated him to develop a vision for his life. Upward Bound provided Michael with Math and English tutoring in addition to providing him with cultural exposure. Afterward, Michael’s motto was, “If they can do it, I can do it” attitude. This unique event changed the trajectory of Michael’s life.

After trying to work 45 hours a week and go to college full time, Michael left college. He went on to serve four years in the U.S Army as a Radio Repairer so that he could receive financial assistance with his college studies. His duty stations included Ft. Carson, Colorado, Camp Casey, South Korea, and Ft. Stewart, Georgia.

After completing four years in the U.S. Army, Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University, his MBA with a specialization in Financial Planning from Strayer University, and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Liberty University.

The book details the inspiring real-life story of how Michael Dillard went from unemployed on a Friday to traveling around the world as a Foreign Service Officer on a Monday.

As a Financial Controller, Michael has worked in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Dominican Republic, Zambia, South Africa, and Afghanistan. 

In addition to being an author, Michael Dillard is an Executive Coach. He completed his ICF executive coach training from the Center for Executive Coaches.

Michael has put all of his secret ingredients to achieving true success and happiness in this life-changing book that should be a movie.
When you watch his interview at www.madillard.com, you will know why.

“I really enjoyed reading about Michael’s life and how he made it…. proving that despite setbacks, you can achieve success. This book is an inspiration to all, and I recommend it wholeheartedly,” says Mary H, a reviewer.

#AccidentalSuccess

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Founderology: The Ultimate Employee Guide

Kathleen Wood

“Founderology”

Celebrate National Boss Day by Finally Understanding the Distinction between a Manager and a Founder, says “Founderology” Author

This is the first book written for Employees to thrive and succeed working with any leadership with an entrepreneurial mindset leading a dynamic and ever-changing workplace.”

— Kathleen Wood

WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, October 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — As employees pause tomorrow to celebrate National Boss Day, strategic growth expert Kathleen Wood says bosses of organizations large and small should be both appreciated and better understood. Her book “Founderology: The Ultimate Employee Guide to Success with Any Boss in Any Workplace” is a practical how-to guide for employees in any workplace to grow and thrive while working for their boss.

Wood defines a Founder as a business owner. Founder is used throughout the book as a title to capture the collective of founders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, business owners, owner-operators, franchisors and franchisee-led businesses. It’s a term that encapsulates leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset in any workplace.

“I know that there are so many leadership books for leaders; however, there are no playbooks for employees for how to work, thrive and succeed with leaders,” Wood said. “My goal is to bring greater clarity and alignment, teamwork and results to the workplace by bringing employees greater understanding of navigating the dynamic world of working with Founders.”

The Founderology framework offers employees an easy-to-use format to “find their sanity” by understanding a Founder’s mindset. Second, they should “embrace their genius” with practical opportunities to thrive. Finally, the framework concludes with “love their journey,” which includes actionable “stop and start tips for success.” The book is filled with anecdotes, reflective questions, tips and what the author calls “Woodisms,” insight gained from her vast experiences.

Kathleen Wood knows Founders because she is a Founder. Wood founded her first company more than 20 years ago. Her growth strategy firm, Kathleen Wood Partners (KWP), specializes in strategic growth planning, business optimization, competitive brand development and leadership development. KWP works with Founders, entrepreneurs and business owners with strategies to transform their visions into reality. Wood has consulted with Founders and employees across the United States and internationally in the process of growing great companies, building high-performance teams and enhancing award-winning brands.

National Boss Day was created in 1958 as an opportunity for employees to show appreciation for their bosses and to improve the relationship between employees and supervisors. “Founderology,” which is available starting today, is the science behind what makes a founder tick and how their employees can improve relations with them.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kathleen Wood is the Founder of KWP, an innovative growth strategy firm committed to business success. Her firm specializes in transforming visions into reality through strategic growth solutions, business optimization, competitive sales building initiatives and leadership development.

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Strategic Marketing Book to Change the Way SMBs Spend

LimeHub Founder, Raine Gaisford, authors game-changing book

Level Up: Your Strategy to Sustainable Marketing-Driven Growth

AUSTRALIA, October 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The greatest challenge for most small and medium-sized businesses is new customer acquisition – something directly influenced by marketing. Yet these same businesses also typically don’t invest adequately in marketing – often allocating only one person to the responsibility largely because they don’t understand the complexity of good marketing. Oftentimes marketing strategies are understood to be synonymous with a campaign plan and so investments are made – and subsequently wasted – based on siloed promotions rather than an integrated and marketing-driven approach within the business.

“At LimeHub we work with a lot of small and medium-sized businesses who come to us frustrated that their marketing efforts aren’t cutting through. When we look a bit deeper, it’s always the same scenario in that they don’t fundamentally understand the function of marketing, where it sits within the organisation, and what it requires.” Writes LimeHub Founder and Author of Level Up, Raine Gaisford.

“We find that they have allocated the role of marketing manager to the office admin, an intern or HR manager, that they have inconsistency and ambiguity in their messaging, and that they are selling rather than marketing. An obvious solution would be a marketing strategy, but there lacks the internal knowledge to create one which results in a perpetual cycle of ineffective investments.”

But for these same businesses, who are bombarded with marketing jargon, ambiguous explanations, competing advertising platforms, promises of silver bullets and overnight successes, etc. can you really blame them for their decisions? How can they really know what’s right or wrong, what’s going to work or fail, and what they should really be spending their money on?

Level Up: Your Strategy to Sustainable Marketing-Driven Growth has been written to demystify marketing concepts and to provide businesses with a clear and actionable 12-month marketing program. Each month offers task-based (rather than templated) topics that build upon each other from the foundations up.

“I explain what to do, how to do it and why it’s important. This approach ensures that the full value of an activity is unlocked by taking the right sequential, systematic approach.”

The pre-release of the book returned strong feedback from readers. Jules Brooke, Founder of She’s the Boss wrote:

"Wow! This book is just brilliant if you want to really be strategic with your marketing to get amazing results. Raine has shared the secrets she has learned in her career and provides the framework and a workbook so you can plan and document your journey to greatness."

Level Up is unlike any other marketing textbook, guide, template, or marketing self-help book. When followed methodically, it will change the way marketing is perceived, actioned, and invested in.

—————- Media Release Ends ———————————

Raine Gaisford is the Founder and CEO of LimeHub, an Australian-based Marketing Agency with an international client base, and the author of Level Up: Your Strategy to Sustainable Marketing-Driven Growth.

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She rollerbladed across Canada to fight leukemia, now she’s back to continue the fight

Christine Ichim, the girl who rollerbladed across Canada, strapped on her rollerblades once again to embark on the mission of cancer prevention in the fire services.

Christine Ichim, the girl who rollerbladed across Canada, strapped on her rollerblades once again to embark on the mission of cancer prevention in the fire services.

Christine Ichim, the girl who rollerbladed across Canada, strapped on her rollerblades once again to embark on the mission of cancer prevention in the fire services.

Christine Ichim, the girl who rollerbladed across Canada, strapped on her rollerblades once again to embark on the mission of cancer prevention in the fire services.

Christine Ichim, the girl who rollerbladed across Canada, strapped on her rollerblades once again to embark on the mission of cancer prevention in the fire services.

Christine Ichim, the girl who rollerbladed across Canada, strapped on her rollerblades once again to embark on the mission of cancer prevention in the fire services.

Christine Ichim, the girl who rollerbladed across Canada, strapped on her rollerblades again to embark on the mission of cancer prevention in the fire services.

The truth is that the greatest danger to a firefighter lurks deep inside the cell. Cancer is the No. 1 cause of firefighter mortality in the line of duty.”

— Christine Ichim

KITCHENER, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Christine Ichim, the girl who rollerbladed across Canada, strapped on her rollerblades once again to embark on the mission of cancer prevention in the fire services.

“You are the reason I finished the skate,” said Ichim, at a press event held in Kitchener on Oct. 8 to commemorate the completion of that journey “and you are the hope for all these firefighters whose greatest threat to life is not fire but cancer.”

Ichim became the first woman to rollerblade across Canada in 1996, a six-month 8000-kilometer journey she undertook to bring awareness and raise funds for leukemia. Ichim returned to her home town for a press event that commemorated the completion of that journey. She was back in her hometown to thank the people who made it possible for her to embark on that epic venture, and she put on her skates once again to embark on a new mission.

“It was really the entire Kitchener Waterloo community that came together, hand over fist, and together we pulled it off,” said Ichim, “I am so immensely grateful to my sponsors, and to everyone who donated; to each and everyone of you. I could not have done it without your support” she said.

The event was held at the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Club in Kitchener, a critical sponsor of her 1996 skate across Canada. The club came through for her in the earliest stages of her fundraising campaign, funding the project from the very beginning and backing her efforts throughout the journey.

“My mom said that if the Army, Navy & Air Force veterans have my back, I will surely make it back safe.”

Ichim’s mother Florica was the inspiration for the 1996 event. Florica Ichim developed leukemia when Christine was 10, and her mother’s valiant fight against the disease was the defining moment of young Christine’s life, motivating her to go into science while still in high school so she could find a cure for her mother’s illness and leading to her monumental achievement in 1996.

“I wanted to give her hope,” Ichim said of her mother, “To show her that nothing is impossible as long as the human spirit continues to fight.”

Ichim also wanted to express her undying gratitude to all of those who helped her along the way, from local sponsors such as Economical Insurance and Elmira Poultry (who provided an escort vehicle her team fondly called the “chicken van”) to the many Canadians along the route who contributed money, support and encouragement to her effort.

“I love you Canada….Each and every one of you, you’ve made a difference. I remember every high-five, every honk, every person who pulled me over to donate, every city, every mile, every office of the Economical Insurance Group that I stopped off at along the trek— every pat on the back gave me a burst of energy, and I kept going for you, for Peter Jang, for Pamela and Ruth, for every cancer patient I met along the way. You made a difference.”

She described one such example when she told of a fall she suffered while crossing the Rockies, and how the staff of the small town hospital where she was treated did more than patch up her injuries.

“For five hours I spoke to the nicest doctors as they picked out the stones in my wounds. Five hours. I will never forget how they went around the hospital raising enough money to pay for my hotel so I would have a bed to recover in. I was so concerned about reaching my mileage quota. I had road rash on a third of my body, it was so luxurious to be able to just have a chance to heal.”

Ichim would go on to devote her life to science, earning a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Toronto and ultimately founding her own biotech firm in San Francisco.

“Research saves lives!” Ichim stated. “When my mother was diagnosed with cancer leukemia was a death sentence with a prognosis of 2-3 years. Because of medical research she lived a total of 23 years, beating the odds by 20 years!”

Ichim wanted to use the 25th anniversary commemoration to put a spotlight on another urgent problem, the emergence of cancer as the leading cause of death among firefighters in Canada and the United States.

“When you think of the job of a firefighter, it is an inherently dangerous job. Smoke inhalation, structural collapse, being trapped in a fast moving fire. These are the dangers we see in the movies and the news. The truth is that the greatest danger to a firefighter lurks deep inside the cell. Cancer is the No. 1 cause of firefighter mortality in the line of duty. Not auto accidents, not asphyxiation, not explosion, but cancer.”

Ichim urged listeners to support continued research into cancer, its causes and how to prevent it in the fire service and treat those who fall ill.

“Kitchener Waterloo is the heart of the technology triangle. I encourage everyone to help me advocate for increased funding for medical research.”

Here’s how you can help—

To follow their progress: https://www.facebook.com/CrossCanadaRollerblader/
To donate: https://gofund.me/5e9c0ad3

About the Cancer Cure Campaign

Christine Ichim was the first woman to rollerblade across Canada, achieving that feat in 1996 and part of an effort to raise awareness and funds for leukemia research. Her commitment to fighting cancer has never wavered, as Ichim has devoted her professional career as a scientist to finding a cure for this most dangerous opponent. Ichim obtained a PhD in Cancer Biology from the University of Toronto and completed postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. Ichim is now CEO of Florica Therapeutics.

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Galaxy Press announces its partnership with Gazelle Book Services in the United Kingdom

Galaxy Press announces its partnership with  Gazelle Book Services in the United Kingdom to distribute its line of L. Ron Hubbard fiction works.

Galaxy Press announces its partnership with Gazelle Book Services in the United Kingdom

Galaxy Press announces its partnership with Gazelle Book Services Ltd. in the United Kingdom to distribute its line of L. Ron Hubbard fiction works.

Gazelle Book Services have recently started distributing the fiction works of bestselling author L. Ron Hubbard published by Galaxy Press.”

— Marvin Blagden, Managing Director of Gazelle Book Services

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Galaxy Press is pleased to announce its partnership with Gazelle Book Services Ltd. in the United Kingdom to distribute its line of L. Ron Hubbard fiction works.

John Goodwin, President of Galaxy Press, from his office in Los Angeles, California stated “We created Galaxy Press in 2002 to oversee the publication and distribution of Mr. Hubbard’s works…we look forward to making Mr. Hubbard’s works available throughout the United Kingdom with our newly created relationship with Gazelle Book Services.”

Marvin Blagden, Managing Director of Gazelle Book Services, announced to UK booksellers that “Gazelle Book Services have recently started distributing the fiction works of bestselling author L. Ron Hubbard published by Galaxy Press.” He went on to note, “'Battlefield Earth' is a world-renowned and revered science fiction classic, and with the new 'Dune' movie out soon, sci-fi fans, as I most certainly am, will be looking for their next read.”

Since its initial release in 1982, Battlefield Earth was a London Times bestseller and has sold over 4 million copies. The latest edition has expanded content including an author interview that was published in the Rocky Mountain News shortly after the book’s initial release, and a Discussion Guide.

The MD added regarding the new line of titles, “Writers of the Future is an annual anthology of winning stories from the international L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Contest. Each volume debuts the winners of the year and a glimpse of tomorrow’s best-selling authors.” In fact, two winners from the UK are featured in the newly releasing "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36" and "Volume 37," J.L. George from Pontypool, Torfaen, UK and Dan Watson from Reading, Berkshire, UK.

The Writers of the Future Writing Contest, now in its 38th year, was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future, was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for the aspiring artist.

The past winners and finalists of the Writing Contest have written over 1,800 novels and nearly 6,200 short stories. In addition, they have produced 33 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.

The 370 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,000 illustrations, 360 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

Marvin Blagden in making his announcement to UK booksellers offered, “If any booksellers would like to receive a reading copy of either Battlefield Earth or Writers of the Future Volume 37, please let us know.”

For more information about L. Ron Hubbard titles, visit www.galaxypress.com/l-ron-hubbard-books/

For more information about Gazelle Book Services and the titles distributed, visit www.gazellebookservices.co.uk

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Source: EIN Presswire