Carla J Lawson Releases, The Return

Carla J Lawson, Author of “The Return”

'The Return' entertains, and is on track to do so for decades to come

LOS ANGELES, CA, AMERICA, October 14, 2019 / — California author and entrepreneur, Carla J. Lawson has released her debut novel, her publicist announced today. "The Return: Odara’s Rise" is Book 1 of a 3-part series.

“A few months ago, Carla was relatively, unknown. ‘The Return’ has changed that,” stated Fran Briggs, Publicist to Carla J Lawson. The book first and foremost entertains, and is on track to do so for decades to come. But it also provides lessons in responsibility, etiquette, and managing risks,” she concluded.

"The Return is a sci-fi/afro-futurism series that introduces Odara, an African American female superhero,” explained Carla J Lawson. “She was created from fire, she utilizes time travel, telekinesis, orbs and spells amongst other gifts and powers to carry out her assignments in an effort to restore balance and harmony to the universe.”

"The Return" reads with unfading energy and is available at For media inquires and bookings, please email or call (928) 275-1642.

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• Title: The Return: Odara's Rise (Book 1)
• Paperback: 176 pages
• Publisher: Independently published (October, 2019)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1698844964
• ISBN-13: 978-1698844961
• Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
• Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces

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Killing Suicide 13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself Your Life Is Worth Saving

13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself A New Book For Suicide Prevention By Evangelist Lisa Hanson

13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself By Evangelist Lisa Hanson

Author Evangelist and Speaker Lisa Hanson's New Book 13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself Garners Great Reviews On Amazon

13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself By Lisa Hanson Hits Number One In Multiple Categories

Author Evangelist and Speaker Lisa Hanson New Book Release 13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself

Lisa Hanson Evangelist and Author Of New Number One Book 13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself An Anti-Suicide Note For Suicide Prevention

First-of-its-kind Anti-Suicide note from Lisa Hanson, "13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself" Reaches into the hearts of the reader. Your life is worth saving.

"Nothing is impossible. Never give up, never quit; you have a great destiny, Your life is worth saving.:”

— Lisa Hanson

NASHVILLE , TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, October 14, 2019 / — 13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself" Fights Back Against The Hollywood Suicide Machine First-of-its-kind Anti-Suicide note from Lisa Hanson, Set for free promotion on October 12 and 13 Reaches into the heart of the broken the depressed and the hopeless continuing to dominate on Amazon."13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself" is an anti-suicide note for suicide prevention written by evangelist, author and businesswoman Lisa Hanson. The passionate evangelist draws from her personal experience and a childhood wrought with deep hurts and verbal abuse to provide readers with powerful true stories to inspire every reader to overcome pain and depression.

The book is coming at the best possible time, considering the increasing incidence of teen suicide and even ministers who are walking away from faith and killing themselves. Lisa's own personal battles against rejection and depression coupled with her experience with youth and others she ministers have allowed her to share a powerful message and to speak truth into their lives.

The book is relatively new on Amazon but has continued to garner reviews from different readers and is set for a FREE promotion on October 12 and 13. "This book is a must to be read and shared. Lisa's writings are so uplifting and enlightening!" said Marcie Peterson.

"13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself" is currently available on Amazon for readers worldwide.

For more information about the book and other projects from Lisa as well as to invite her to speak at events, please visit – Lisa Hanson is also available on Facebook (, where she minsters regularly.

About Lisa Cash Hanson

Lisa Cash Hanson is an evangelist, a worship leader, author, entrepreneur, inventor, wife, and mother. Over the years, Lisa has directed gospel crusades in one of the hardest-hit cities in the nation, worked with youth, prison ministries, women's ministry, and more. Lisa has also appeared on national television stations and ministers to the hurting. She is also available to speak at churches, retreats, and youth conferences and has been featured on numerous publications, including Yahoo, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and Steve Harvey.


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First Book in Miss Olive’s Trilogy Awarded Bronze in Animals/Pets Fiction Category

SARASOTA, FL, UNITED STATES, October 14, 2019 / — Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home, a children’s book about a rescue dog finding a loving home, was awarded the prestigious Moonbeam Bronze Award for the category of Animals/Pets (Fiction). Written by Susan Marie and Miss Olive herself, and Illustrated by Rebekah Phillips, the book is the first in a trilogy about Miss Olive’s adventures.

Recommended for ages four through nine, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home teaches children an important lesson about life and what it means to be accepted for who you are. Through the Miss Olive book series, children learn that bringing a pet into a loving home can be an incredibly rewarding experience.

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and Jenkins Group are proud to announce that Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home was chosen to receive an award from a total of 1,150 entries this year. Launched in 2007, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators. The awards celebrate children’s books and honor those who create the stories that encourage kids to foster a sense of wonder and a life-long love of reading.

“I’m so honored to be recognized by The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and Jenkins Group,” said author Susan Marie. “It also means so much to me that Miss Olive’s message of compassion and acceptance is reaching more children. We all want those things, not just humans, but animals as well.”

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home follows a little Italian Greyhound with three legs who is alone in an animal shelter. She dreams of being adopted by a loving family. On her journey to find her forever home, Miss Olive feels love and kindness from her foster mom and finds friendship with other animals who are waiting for adoption. One by one, all of the other dogs are adopted into happy families and Miss Olive begins to wonder if it will ever happen for her. She ultimately learns that dreams do come true.

About Susan Marie
For over fifteen years, Susan Marie has been spreading the word about puppy love through her nationally syndicated weekly radio show, The Doggy Diva Show. On her show, Susan interviews pet care experts, dog trainers, authors and representatives from animal rescue organizations. Past guests include Bob Barker, Dean Koontz, Julia Cameron, Alison Eastwood, and America's Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker. The Doggy Diva Show can be heard on Pet Life Radio, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Speak Up Talk Radio.

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home won the DWAA Maxwell Medallion for 2018 Children’s Book of the Year. The award recognizes and encourages writers who exhibit talent, resourcefulness, dedication and integrity in their writing about dogs and dog-related topics. The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) was created in 1935 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The best known feature of the DWAA is its annual writing contest, which encourages excellence in writing about dogs in all aspects of communication.

Susan is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators as well as the Dog Writer’s Association of America and the Florida Writers Association. A devoted champion of animals, Susan donates a portion of the proceeds from the Miss Olive book to various animal rescue services. She’s passionate about passing along the love of animals to future generations.

About Miss Olive:
Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home is the first book in a trilogy about the adventures of Miss Olive, an Italian Greyhound rescue. The real Miss Olive was adopted in 2015 by author Susan Marie from Italian Greyhound ‎Rescue of the Gulf Coast. Miss Olive was a victim of neglect and health issues, having lost her teeth due to lack of medical attention and one of her legs to cancer. The neglect and illness that she experienced has never affected her loving, gentle spirit; she is always ready for a snuggle.

Miss Olive joins Susan Marie at the microphone each week as the co-host of the radio show, The Doggy Diva Show airing on Pet Life Radio. Along Florida’s Suncoast, the name Miss Olive is synonymous with the bringing together of homeless pets to loving families everywhere.

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The Devil’s Horn front cover

Anna Nicholas, the author with the British Consul General & William Graves, son of famed writer Robert Graves at her launch

Unlike many female leads in popular crime fiction today, Isabel is happy and balanced.”

— Anna Nicholas

PALMA, MALLORCA, SPAIN, October 14, 2019 / — The Devil's Horn, the first in a gentle crime series by Anna Nicholas, the most prolific author writing about Mallorca today, introduces 33-year-old Isabel Flores Montserrat, an eccentric, fearless, lateral thinking sleuth who keeps a pet ferret and is addicted to sunflower seeds, Chupa Chup lollies ­ and calories.

Unlike many female leads in popular British crime fiction today, Isabel is happy and balanced. She loves her family and community, and her pampered hens. Best of all, she doesn't have any hang-ups. She lives in a mountain village in the idyllic northwest of Mallorca and indulges in good food and wine and goes swimming in the Mediterranean Sea at 6am every morning. Isabel eschews diets, self pity and doesn't suffer fools. She's not interested in fashion, time, social media or trending. Isabel's world is all about the good life and living for the moment.

A former detective, Isabel has turned her back on her old life, to run her widowed mother's ailing rentals agency in rural Mallorca. Suddenly her sunny, laid-back existence is turned upside down with the abduction of a young British girl from a popular tourist beach, murder of an elderly man in her village and emergence of a dangerous drug cartel. The National Police come knocking on Isabel's door for help. What's a girl to do?

Racing against the clock, Isabel and her potential love interest, Chief Inspector Tolo Cabot, join forces to uncover a web of crime and restore peace to the island once more.

Following the success of her current travel series of six titles set in Mallorca, Anna Nicholas was the first Briton to be awarded the Siurell de Plata by the Balearic regional government for promotion of cultural values.

The second in the series, Heart of Stone, will be published in September 2020.
Price: £9.99 | Paperback |Publication date: 7, October 2019 | Publisher: Burro Books Ltd. ISBN:978-1-9996618-4-7 | Category: Crime/Fiction | Distributor: Turnaround
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Author Maureen Hughes to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

PENFIELD, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, October 14, 2019 / — From Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood to Norman Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song people are naturally fascinated by true crime books based on actual real life criminals. No matter how horrifying and incomprehensible these murders are they command our attention and we are intrigued. Why did a person do it? We want every detail and find out why or how something so disturbing could occur. One particularly exceptionally writer has.

Maureen is the author of top notch true crime books The Countess and the Mob, Sins of the South, Satan at my Window and River of Shame.

“When I write my books I investigate the actual crimes I’m writing about so I am an active participant in these notorious criminal cases, says Maureen. “I conduct the most intensive research by going to police departments and FBI offices, requesting reports, and interviewing friends of the victims or perpetrators acquainted with the cases.”

Prior to becoming a true crime author, Maureen worked in law enforcement where she toiled in various cases and was also considered an expert witness in numerous trials. After her retirement, Maureen I went into private investigations where she quickly attracted the attention of the public eager to have her work on their cases.

“I have a tremendous amount of people waiting for me to work on their cases it’s absolutely disheartening and it can literally take its toll on me sometimes because it’s never a fairy tale ending,” says Maureen.

The Countess and the Mob reveaks the extraordinary life of a wealthy and illusive woman named Marajen Stevick Chinigo married to the ill-reputed Mafia Lord Johnny Rosselli who had a part in the President Kennedy assassination.

“Marajen actually contributed a lot of good in the world making numerous donations but she chose to also live on the dark side and this is a detailed true account of her fascinatingly complex life,” says Maureen.

In Sins of the South Maureen expertly solves a 56 year old cold about the killing of a posh nightclub owner named Lester Winchester. Originally ruled a suicide, the book reveals corruption and government cover up. In River of Shame Maureen exposes the crimes of Ted Crowly, the notorious Godfather of Quincy, Illinois who in the 1950’s ran prostitution rings and whom Maureen astutely believes is the actual killer of Marin Luther King Jr. In Satan at my Window Maureen writes a telling heartbreaking account on the first mass school shooting in history which took place in 1966 at the University of Texas.

“Through my many years of investigation I have examined many cases and the majority of people who commit these crimes have issues and they needed to be addressed,” says Maureen. “Whether they are genetic, biological, spiritual in nature people cannot blame it on dysfunctional home life when so many people who have been abused become upstanding citizens in society and not murderers.”

Maureen wholeheartedly believes parents need to take a more active role in their children’s lives and provide self-discipline in order to prevent future behavioral problems. She attributes her passive nature to her own solid nurturing upbringing. Ideally young people should not be exposed to habitually violent video game playing and watching brutal horror movies which has been linked to aggression in children and teens.

“Everyone should strive to be the best they can in everything they do in life,” says Maureen. “All of us should follow our dreams and when we focus on inner happiness we can contribute to a brighter more joyful world we should all be living in.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Maureen Hughes in an interview with Jim Masters on Monday October 14th at 4 p.m. EST and on Monday October 21st at 4 p.m. with Doug Llewellyn.

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Visual Artist Alice Asmar to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 14, 2019 / — Describing the art of Alice Asmar, Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda wrote, “Your work is so much beauty, like painted with my old and best dreams.”

Alice Asmar has been recognized internationally for her contributions to the field of visual art, writing and art education. Her works can be found in thousands of public and private collections throughout the United States, Asia and Europe, including the Smithsonian Institution.

“To me, painting is like breathing; it's a necessary part of my life,” says Asmar. “I'm always painting and drawing and observing in the way a visual artist does. I need to perform not only physically in that environment, but mentally and emotionally as well as creatively. When they ask me what my style is, the best way to describe it is creatively, I step out of the usual and I step into another way of thinking.”

Asmar’s passion, she says, is to “transform paint and words into spiritual qualities that can be shared by all races and nations in a universal language of the heart.” She is the author of Dance to the Great Spirit: An Artist’s Sacred Journey into American Indian Ceremony, the conclusion to her inspiring studies of the Southwestern Indians of New Mexico.

“I was invited by a friend to go and see the beautiful dances that our American Indians do in New Mexico in which they give praise and thanks to the Great Spirit for all of the beautiful blessings that they receive on planet earth,” says Asmar. “The American Indian feels that there is a Great Spirit who looks after all of us, including the animals. The American Indian only kills for food and clothing, and when he kills the animal, he asks for the forgiveness from the animal, he asks the Great Spirit to replenish that wonderful animal, and they do a dance in which they express that feeling.”

The book combines Asmar’s inspiration from nature with a deep respect for Southwestern Indian Culture. Over 150 of her paintings, diagrams, poetry and prose are included in the book. Its cover features an exciting rainbow dancer in a field of purple iris.

“I love the American Indian and his point of view about life, the respect of life,” says Asmar. “My book is honoring them for the great service of the thinking and the feeling that they contribute to our society.”

Asmar’s work is also on display at Franklin Mint, Portland Art Museum, Gene Autry Hotel in Palm Springs, Security Pacific International Bank of New York, The Public Art Museum of Gabrova, Bulgaria, Kaiser-Permanente, and the Dr. Nicholas Townell collection in Angus, Scotland.

“I want to know all eight billion people on the planet, but that’s impossible, so I hope to reach them through my paintings and through my books and to make a kind of an impact on someone else's thinking so they are capable of change to a better idea, a higher form of thinking,” says Asmar. “I ask God to inspire me so I can inspire others to love more on this planet, not less.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Alice Asmar in an interview with Jim Masters on October 16th at 3pm EDT

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Consumer Book Publishing Market 2019, Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast – 2024

A New Market Study, titled “Consumer Book Publishing Market Upcoming Trends, Growth Drivers and Challenges” has been featured on WiseGuyReports.

PUNE, MARKETERSMEDIA, INDIA, October 14, 2019 / — Summary

A New Market Study, titled “Consumer Book Publishing Market Upcoming Trends, Growth Drivers and Challenges” has been featured on WiseGuyReports.

This report provides in depth study of “Consumer Book Publishing Market” using SWOT analysis i.e. Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat to the organization. The Consumer Book Publishing Market report also provides an in-depth survey of key players in the market which is based on the various objectives of an organization such as profiling, the product outline, the quantity of production, required raw material, and the financial health of the organization.

Market Overview
Consumer book publishing is when a publisher offers the author or writer a contract and publishes or prints books, articles, etc. and sells it through booksellers or on other retail platforms. The publisher makes the information available to the general public through the consumer book publishing market. With the advent of digitalization, the consumer publishing market has expanded rapidly by not only publishing the books or hard material but also publishing via electronic resources like blogs, websites, etc., available at hand.

The broadening mass of readers has increased the consumer publishing market with great publishing houses coming into existence. Specialization within the publishing market has also grown. The different genres of consumer book publishing has made the market more attractive and competitive. Technology has also led the introduction of e-books which are widely used around the world. With e-books at hand, the writers are now finding it very easy to self-publish their material. This, in turn, has also led to an increase in self-publishers raising the level of consumer book publishing market.

Publishing houses have always been a good option when it comes to editing the material, designing graphics, and layouts of the book, marketing and sale of the book or selecting manuscripts for publication which can generate more profit for the consumer. The global consumer book publishing market report analyzes the global publishing market which shows that there is a growth in the publishing of top quality books in the past years. The recent technological methods are helping a lot of consumers and the market by providing new and easy ways to publish and promote books as compared to the traditional settings.

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Holtzbrinck Publishing
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Phoenix Publishing and Media
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De Agostini Editore
HarperCollins Publishers
Kadokawa Publishing
Sanoma Media

The main contents of the report including:
Global market size and forecast
Regional market size, production data and export & import
Key manufacturers profile, products & services, sales data of business
Global market size by Major Application
Global market size by Major Type

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Major Type as follows:
Consumer Print Book Publishing
Consumer Digital Book Publishing

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North America
South America
Middle East & Africa

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Jake Avila’s "Cave Diver" wins Adventure Writers Competition’s 2019 Clive Cussler Grandmaster award.

2019 AWC winner Jake Avila and Dirk Cussler

2019 AWC winner Jake Avila and Dirk Cussler

AWC Grandmaster winner and finalists (L to R) Jake Avila, A.W. Baldwin, Landon Beach

2019 AWC Grandmaster winner and finalists (L to R) Jake Avila, A.W. Baldwin, Landon Beach

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Dirk Cussler chose the 2019 winner. Jeff Edwards awarded Landon Beach's "The Sail" and A.W. Baldwin's "Raptor Canyon" as co-finalists.

Winning the AWC competition “validated my decision to pursue full-time writing. I stopped my teaching career, and I felt like I could do it. It’s a wonderful validation.”

— AWC Grandmaster winner Jake Avilla

PHOENIX, AZ, USA, October 14, 2019 / — Dirk Cussler, best-selling author and Adventure Writers Competition finalist judge announced Jake Avila, author of the action-thriller novel "Cave Diver" as the winner of the 2019 Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award at the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society convention. During his acceptance speech, Jake said he was “surprised and delighted, a wonderful feeling”. He also recognized his co-finalists Landon Beach (The Sail) and A.W. Baldwin (Raptor Canyon), now his friends, and mentioned how honored he was to be in such company. All books are available on Amazon.

“It is no small feat to write an adventure novel that grabs a reader’s interest and keeps them turning the pages until the end,” said Dirk Cussler to a crowded room the final night of the convention. “All three of you were able to do that. Fantastic reads.”

Traveling all the way from Australia to the award ceremony with his father Ian, Jake said that winning the AWC competition “validated my decision to pursue full-time writing. I stopped my teaching career, and I felt like I could do it. It’s a wonderful validation. When you are an independent author it’s so hard top cut through, so hard to be noticed. To have an esteemed group of judges examine my work and really enjoy it…it’s fantastic.”

The Adventure Writers Competition is now in its ninth year and is specifically for novels in the action/adventure/thriller genre. “Each year we receive entries from all over the world, based on so many different subjects, it makes judges dizzy with excitement,” said Peter Greene, the Adventure Writers Competition Director. “This is a hard contest to win, and without the great support of the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society, Braveship Books and AJM Books, we just couldn’t make it happen. We exist to help writers get their work noticed. That’s it. And these three gentlemen deserve to be noticed!”

The 2020 Adventure Writers Competition will be open for submissions beginning January 1, 2020 and continue through April 30, 2020.

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Marty Brounstein, Acclaimed Author, Wins Best of Los Angeles Award- “Best Holocaust Book – 2019”

Marty Brounstein, Acclaimed Author

“We're honored to include Marty Brounstein into our BoLAA family.” ~Aurora DeRose

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 12, 2019 / — Marty Brounstein, acclaimed author and keynote speaker, wins Best of Los Angeles Award- “Best Holocaust Book – 2019”, according to Aurora DeRose, award coordinator for the Best of Los Angeles Award community. His powerful book, “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust” features the remarkable story of Frans Wijnakker and his wife Mien, two Catholics, who saved the lives of two dozen Jews in Southern Holland during the Holocaust. His speaking tour with the book is now into its 9th year with over 700 events so far.

The “Best of Los Angeles Award” community was formed four years ago and consists of over 5,600 professional members living and working in Southern California. It celebrates the best people, places and things in Los Angeles with a slogan “No Ads. No B.S. Only the Best.”

“The mission of the community is to celebrate the best of Los Angeles, and allow its community members to connect with other members who share the highest standards of quality and integrity,” expresses DeRose. "We're honored to include Marty Brounstein into our BoLAA family."

“Two Among the Righteous Few” has not always been Marty's main work. For 25 years, he led the consulting firm The Practical Solutions Group, serving a wide variety of clients on issues of leadership and organizational effectiveness. Through this work, he wrote eight books related to business management, from contributing author to sole author, including “Communicating Effectively For Dummies,” “Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies” and “Managing Teams for Dummies.”

However, his 9th book is quite different and special. It has put Marty in the interfaith business, and takes him back to his early career as an educator, when he was teaching history including the Holocaust. This true and remarkable story has a meaningful personal connection as well, which Marty reveals in his engaging storytelling presentations.

Marty has been on an unexpected journey of delivering storytelling presentations to a wide variety of audiences and facilitating book discussions in school classrooms. He started his 9th year of this journey, 710 events with more coming. The events have occurred throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, his home base, and 15 other cities, with New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Seattle, and Boston among them. The engagements have been in such places as religious institutions, service organizations, personal homes, bookstores, many schools, universities, libraries, and history and Holocaust museums. Furthermore, on this journey Marty continues to study and tell stories about others in the Holocaust involved in resistance and rescue, Jewish and non-Jewish alike. He does so in presentations titled Heroes of the Holocaust.

Marty's keynote presentation and workshop titled “The Courage and Compassion to Do the Right Thing: A Lesson in Making a Positive Difference” continues to grow and has also been well-received at professional conferences and workplaces.

One highlight of Marty’s journey was presenting at the invitation of the Dutch Consulate General of San Francisco in March 2014. He has also been a keynote speaker for Holocaust Remembrance Day events in Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle, and New York and coming up in Reno, NV in April 2020.

Finally, Marty was recently recognized with The Jefferson Award presented by the organization Multiplying Good. They recognize individuals who perform acts of public service and good for America. This honor came about through the nomination by a great supporter of Marty on his journey, Jodie Russi. Jodie was the first teacher to bring Marty into a classroom for a book discussion with her students on this special story.

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Poets in Parks Resident Steve Bellin-Oka Reads at Gettysburg

Poet Steve Bellin-Oka Event

In these poems, I will take up the legacy of the war in contemporary America in an effort to contribute to our making sense of why it still holds such power over us.”

— Steve Bellin-Oka, Poets in Parks Resident

GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, US, October 11, 2019 / — Continuing a unique partnership with the Poetry Foundation, the National Park Service at Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Gettysburg Foundation, the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), is proud to present a reading with the second Poets in Parks artist-in-residence, Steve Bellin-Oka, on October 11, 2019, 1:00–2:00 PM.

The public is invited to experience Bellin-Oka’s poetry with a reading, and a display of his work in the park’s Museum and Visitor Center. Bellin-Oka’s reads new poems directly inspired by the presences on the battlefield, which deal organically with the issues of trauma and cultural memory. For Bellin-Oka, the past never goes away, just resonates afresh; he says, “In these poems, I will take up the legacy of the war in contemporary America in an effort to contribute to our making sense of why it still holds such power over us.”

Bellin-Oka earned his MFA from the University of Virginia and his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. He is the author of a chapbook, Dead Letter Office at North Atlantic Station. His first book of poems, Instructions for Seeing a Ghost, won the 2019 Vassar Miller Prize and will be published in 2020 by the University of North Texas Press. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he grew up surrounded by Civil War battlefields. He currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he is a Tulsa Artists Fellow.

This reading is the first on the Poets in Parks tour. Bellin-Oka will travel to Washington, D.C. and the Poetry Foundation in Chicago with the first Poets in Parks resident, Los Angeles poet Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. The poets will read the work they developed during their one-month residencies at the Klingel House in the heart of the Gettysburg Battlefield. The tour is sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, the Gettysburg Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Now in its second year at the park, Poets in Parks first artist residency expressly designed and curated to raise the profile of poetry as a vibrant and modern way to do public art. The National Parks Arts Foundation hopes to bring the program to additional parks in the coming years.

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