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Bonnie Biafore

My first self-published technical book, Practical Project Management with Microsoft Project 2016 was published in April 2017. UC Berkeley is using it as their textbook for Project classes and other universities are evaluating it. I'm working on self-publishing my book on QuickBooks. In addition, I continue to record courses for lynda.com/linkedin.com -- almost 30 in their library. Associated website

Mackenzie Havey

In her new book "Mindful Running," lifelong runner, coach, and fitness journalist Mackenzie L. Havey recounts her personal practice of meditative running and the influence it has had on her life. She taps a wide range of sources—from weekend warriors to Olympic runners, from coaches and sports psychologists to neuroscientists and meditation experts—to examine how training mental fitness through mindfulness can enhance your running practice and lead to a more contented existence. Associated website

Lisa La Valle-Finan

Thrilled to be accepted as Thrive Global writer of 101.culture.hacks - for American expats to thrive globally, one unwritten rule at a time Associated website

David Krueger MD

Just released: Destiny: An Uncommon Journey by David Krueger, M.D. Published by Listen and Live Audio Destiny: An Uncommon Journey is a timeless story of a fundamental journey through a new, and sometimes troubled waters to self-discovery. Destiny, the ship, embarks on a universal, yet unique odyssey; her story is inspiring, elegant wisdom of the hard-work miracle of navigating personal storms to achieve individual growth. Available at https://www.downpour.com/destiny-an-uncommon-journey?sp=1871 Associated website

Troy Anderson

Troy Anderson's new book, Trumpocalypse (Hachette, January 2, 2018), explores the enigmatic prophecies surrounding the Trump presidency and the link to end-time events. The investigative book is the sequel to his bestseller, The Babylon Code (Hachette, 2015). www.troyanderson.us Associated website

mary ann sternberg

The 11th Annual Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence is currently accepting submissions of fiction by rising African-American authors until the August 15 deadline. Both novels and short-story collections published in 2017 as well as galleys of forthcoming 2017 publication are eligible to win the $10,000 award which honors Louisiana native Ernest Gaines and his contribution to literature. The winner will be announced in November, followed by the award ceremony in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on January 18, 2018. Criteria for submissions, entry forms, and more information about the Gaines Award are available at www.ernestjgainesaward.org. Please direct questions to Lois Smyth at award sponsor, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, at lsmyth@braf.org. Associated website

Dave Jaffe

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists has awarded Dave Jaffe 1st place in their columns contest for humor blogs under 50,000 unique monthly visitors for his blog, Sleeping between Giants: Life, if you could call it that, with a terrier. Associated website

elizabeth Meade Howard

Aging Famously: Follow Those You Admire to Living Long and Well will be published in September by Jefferson Park Press.

Mary Collins

New book, At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces (Beacon) Associated website

Tara Lynne Groth

Tara Lynne Groth released MAGAZINE QUERIES THAT WORKED: BUILD INCOME AND AUTHORITY WITH FREELANCE JOURNALISM in June 2017. MQTW is a collection of all her successful queries, the stories behind each article, how much she was paid, when she was paid, and how her workflow changed as a result of writing each article. www.taralynnegroth.com Associated website

Mary Ann Sternberg

The 11th Annual Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence is currently accepting submissions of fiction by rising African-American authors until the August 15 deadline. Both novels and short-story collections published in 2017 as well as galleys of forthcoming 2017 publication are eligible to win the $10,000 award which honors Louisiana native Ernest Gaines and his contribution to literature. The winner will be announced in November, followed by the award ceremony in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on January 18, 2018. Criteria for submissions, entry forms, and more information about the Gaines Award are available at www.ernestjgainesaward.org. Please direct questions to Lois Smyth at award sponsor, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, at lsmyth@braf.org.

Candy Harrington

Candy B. Harrington recently released her fourth national park access guide, Barrier-Free Travel; Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. The guidebook includes detailed information about wheelchair-accessible trails, sites, lodging options and attractions in these three Central California National Parks. www.barrierfreeyosemite.com Associated website

Tish Davidson

Tish Davidson’s 11th book, Vaccines: History, Science, and Issues, from ABC-Clio/Greenwood Press, explains the science behind vaccines in clear, non-technical language. The book also traces the history of vaccine research and the feuds among their developers. Controversy has surrounded vaccines from the start, and this book investigates past and current debates surrounding their use. Vaccines is a valuable resource for libraries, doctors’ offices and for anyone wishing to understand the real vaccine story. Associated website

Fiona Young-Brown

Fiona and her husband have completed their first joint book project, which combines their love of food and old movies. The B-Movie Cookbook shares trivia from 15 classic 1950s monster movies, as well as a series of dishes inspired by each movie. From sea monsters to aliens to radioactive ants - they're all here with associated menus to build your perfect date night. Associated website

Marian Calabro

The American Club: A Centennial History, written by Richard Blodgett, earned the Printing Industries of New England Pinnacle Award for the best-produced hardcover of 2016. The publisher was Marian Calabro’s company CorporateHistory.net, which has books in the works for The Libman Company, American Water, and Farmers Insurance. http://www.richardblodgett.com/ http://www.corporatehistory.net/portfolio/american-club/ Associated website

Ann Hoffner

I'm happy to announce that The Natural Burial Cemetery Guide just won the 2017 Green Book Festival Wild Card award. Associated website

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