Featured Book – Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges

From a challenged youth to a reporting career that has covered 9/11 and Iraq, Pitts’s triumphant and uplifting story will resonate with anyone who has felt like giving up in the face of seemingly insurmountable hardships.

Guest Blog: Jeffra Nicholson

Change It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery A new decade, a new year, a time when we can begin again, thoughts of change are in the air. We step into the New Year with the greatest intention, to [...]

Book Excerpt: Jeffra Nicholson

Being True Cats are patient creatures. Mia and Leo can sit in a window for long periods of time watching and waiting, with tails wagging and mouths watering. I hear them make chirpy sounds attempting to charm little birds or when they see squirrels and other small creatures. I watch them around the apartment as [...]

Jeffra Nicholson – The Tao of Mia and Leo

Q: What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it? Author: What excites me? Making what seems to be impossible possible; pursuing dreams, growing, evolving, living life authentically, trusting the flow of life and living an enriching, and abundant life. This book details the lessons I’ve learned as I began to [...]

Author Profile: Jeffra Nicholson

Q: Why did you decide to write this book? A: Writers tend to be observers, we get our inspiration from all around us, and it becomes the substance that makes up our inner world. My habit of observation led me to write, The Tao of Mia and Leo. What’s more fun than watching two kittens [...]

Book Excerpt: Jill Byrne – Step on a Crack

Introduction It was an overcast,early spring Saturday afternoon in 2001 when I returned home from an infrequent massage. Only one message blinked on the machine. “Jill, if you get this message before three o’clock, call me if you are still interested in going to that reading we talked about last year. Tina is in town [...]

Author Profile: Jill Byrne

Q: Do you have any secret writing tips you’d like to share? A: I find writing workshops to be an effective tool to strengthen motivation and provide a fresh approach. The discipline and structure found at workshops helps me to stay focused and often jump starts me in directions I never intended. Q: Have you [...]

Jill Byrne – Step on a Crack

Q: What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it? Author: The most exciting aspect about the topic of my book is that it offers hope to others suffering with depression. When one is in the middle of a life swamped with depressive episodes, it is very difficult to believe things [...]

J.T. Kirk – Confessions of a Hiring Manager

Q: What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it? Author: First of all, it’s in the news nearly every day! The prospects for hiring in 2010, the climbing unemployment rate, how people are coping with being out of work for extended periods. The topic played into my background, skills, knowledge, [...]

Author Profile – J.T. Kirk: Confessions of a Hiring Manager

Q: Why did you decide to write this book? A: Back in the late 1990s, I wrote an article that addressed what hiring managers wanted to see in cover letters and résumés from job applicants. I was frustrated with seeing so many ill-prepared candidates over the years applying for positions for which they were qualified, [...]