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Kansas Public Radio Interview with Matt Geiger

Kansas Public Radio

On this edition of Conversations, Matt Geiger joins us to talk about the collection of humorous yet emotionally powerful stories and essays you’ll find in his latest book, Astonishing Tales! (Your Astonishment May Vary).Geiger is an award winning essayist and journalist, who is frequently heard on public radio.

Listen to the interview here.

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“The Mystic Chaplain: My Story” by Kathy Collins is Best Book Awards Winner

THE 15TH ANNUAL BEST BOOK AWARDS
ANNOUNCE 2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors
in the 15th Annual Best Book Awards

St. Martin’s Press, Penguin/Random House, Simon and Schuster, Berkley, New World Library, Hay House, Llewellyn Worldwide, Taschen, New World Library, Palgrave Macmillan, Rowman & Littlefield and hundreds of Independent Houses contribute to this year’s Outstanding Competition!

LOS ANGELES – American Book Fest has announced the winners and finalists of The 2018 Best Book Awards on November 13, 2018. Over 400 winners and finalists were announced in over 90 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2016-2018.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest said this year’s contest yielded over 2,000 entries from mainstream and independent publishers, which were then narrowed down to over 400 winners and finalists.

Keen says of the awards, now in their sixteenth year, “The 2018 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of the Best Book Awards, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season.”

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: St. Martin’s Press, Penguin/Random House, Simon and Schuster, Berkley, New World Library, Hay House, Llewellyn Worldwide, Taschen, New World Library, Palgrave Macmillan, Rowman & Littlefield and hundreds of independent houses contributed to this year’s outstanding competition!

Keen adds, “Our success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

American Book Fest is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community.

American Book Fest has an active social media presence with over 140,000 current Facebook fans.

A complete list of the winners and finalists of The 2018 Best Book Awards are available online at American Book Fest.

Spirituality/Inspirational
The Mystic Chaplain: My Story by Kathy Collins
HenschelHAUS Publishing, Inc.

 

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Midwestern doctor shares ways to thrive with Type 2 Diabetes

WKOW – Madison

MADISON (WKOW) — Those who’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes may feel like their life is turning upside down but a Midwestern board-certified physician says it’s still possible to live well with the condition.

On Wednesday, Dr. Eno A. Nsima-Obot, a Chicago area physician, joined the Wake Up Wisconsin team to share tips on how to live a healthy life with Type 2 Diabetes.

Dr. Eno wrote a book titled, “Dr. Eno’s A-to-Z Guide To Thriving With Type 2 Diabetes” to help those living with the chronic disease.

“Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is an invitation to adopting a healthy lifestyle,” says Dr. Eno. “It is possible to thrive despite being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and not just focus on the complications.”

Dr. Eno also mentioned that she will be giving a free presentation at the DeForest Area Public Library on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. The presentation will be held in the community room. Copies of Dr. Eno’s book will be available for purchase at the event.

To learn more about Dr. Eno and her book, click here.

Watch the clip here.

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Stingl: Transgender author shares her story and joins the effort to preserve her civil rights

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jim Stingl

Carla Ernst didn’t think of herself as an activist, though she’s realizing it comes with the territory when you write a book about becoming a transgender woman.

Speaking engagements have followed, and she attended her first rally last weekend on the lakefront, joining others pushing back against a leaked Trump administration memo saying your genitalia at birth locks in your gender.

“They can say I don’t exist. That’s what this whole thing is about,” Ernst told me when I visited her Wauwatosa home on Monday. “It’s horrible. It takes the human dignity away from 1.4 million Americans for no good reason.”

And it erodes their rights in matters of housing, jobs, medical care, insurance and other aspects of life, reversing Obama-era policies granting federal recognition to transgender people.

“It’s one more assault on the transgender community,” Ernst said.

Read the rest of the article….

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Milwaukee Pride announces its 2018 BeOUT Award Winners

Milwaukee Pride, Inc. is excited to honor the winners of this year’s BeOUT Awards for LGBTQ Visibility!
The BeOUT Awards celebrate individuals who have taken heroic strides to elevate the visibility and voice of local LGBTQ people within the past year.
The awards will be presented at Milwaukee Pride’s annual autumn event, BeOUT Milwaukee, Thursday, October 11 from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. at LVL Events (801 S. 2nd St., formerly La Cage / Montage.)
BeOUT also celebrates National Coming Out Day and the ever-increasing importance of LGBTQ visibility, while encouraging visitors to support local businesses in Historic Walker’s Point — a neighborhood that has been the historic heart and soul of LGBTQ Milwaukee for 50 years.

This year’s honorees are:

 
Carla Anne Ernst:   In 2018, Carla shared her deeply personal journey to her best self in “Life Without Pockets: My Long Journey Into Womanhood.” Her book elevates the voice and visibility of diverse transgender lives beyond our local arena, and serves as an inspiration for individuals everywhere who might be beginning their own transition — or doubting their own strength and resilience to do so.
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Hospital Chaplain Writes About Her Healing Journey, & Connecting with Naperville Artist

By Sharyn Alden
The Chicago Tribune

Life Lessons from the Heart–
In Her New Memoir The Mystic Chaplain -My Story, Wisconsin Author Kathy Collins, Cancer Survivor, and Hospital Chaplain Writes About Her Experiences with Healing & Happiness by Connecting with Renowned Naperville Artist, Joanne Koenig-Macko.

Sometimes, even when a life well-lived takes unexpected diversions, an extraordinary painting can be instrumental in a person’s healing process.

In a compelling new book, Kathy Collins writes about a life-changing season of her life when she was bedridden for six months fighting a fast-growing cancer.

This journey led her to be of service to others as a hospital chaplain at Meriter Hospital, Madison. Her healing journey also led to Naperville where she found great comfort and joy since knowing international artist, Joanne Koenig-Macko of Naperville.

The artist’s illuminating painting “World Peace” has been presented at the United Nations and purchased by several world leaders, ambassadors, heads of states, and former presidents from around the world. Read more…

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Darryl Strawberry on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Darryl Strawberry and Jimmy Fallon

don't give up on meMajor League Baseball All-Star Darryl Strawberry has triumphed … not only on the baseball diamond, but in life.

Strawberry will be appearing Wednesday, November 15th on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to share his story of  story of childhood abuse, anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction, and ultimately, recovery, with easy-to-understand explanations of addiction from trained professionals.

Purchase Strawberry’s path to recovery story  “Don’t Give Up On Me: Shedding Light on Addiction with Darryl Strawberry.”

Watch the footage here!

https://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/darryl-strawberry-texts-his-name-with-a-strawberry-emoji/3620474

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