Who am I?

“Duality and addiction and later duality and recovery are challenging dance-steps for any of us,” he said. “How much more challenging is an integrated sense of identity if you’re adopted, if much of your past is locked away from you in someone else’s filing cabinet?”
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Mighty Marty Hayes

Glendale author’s “Mighty Marty Hayes” combines Black Panther with Harry Potter

“Smartly written, not only with the inclusion of science, the book also delights with a diverse cast of characters and well-placed references to civil rights history and more. This could be an excellent jumping off point for some nonfiction reading about Harriet Tubman, the Tuskegee Airmen, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ruby Bridges. I highly recommend this read.” – Valerie Biel, author of Circle of Nine series, Lost Lake Press
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“In Warm Blood” featured in Madison Magazine

This is a story of two people—a respected and accomplished professor at Edgewood College and an inmate at Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage serving a life term for murder—whose lives could not be more different and whose relationship could not be more profound. It’s a book about inherent differences and discovered similarities, told with brutal honesty and heartrending beauty.
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Debi Ward Kennedy reviews “Specialty Shop Retailing”

Visual merchandiser Debi Ward Kennedy wrote this about the new edition of Specialty Shop Retailing in her blog: "The wealth of information within the pages will be of help to every retailer - from those who've grown up to take over a venerable family business to the entrepreneurial generation striking out to make their own mark. Whether you've been at it for years, or are just starting out, this book WILL help you - so get your hands on it and read it cover to cover!”
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Loro Hyler featured on KidLit 411

My son, William was my inspiration for the novel. I’ve always loved adventure stories. I combined multicultural superheroes, with a love of science and spy gadgets, added a dash of American Civil Rights and spy history, and voila! THE STUPENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MIGHTY MARTY HAYES was born.
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Electric Eighteen Interview #36: Lora Hyler

Happy Wednesday, my Electric friends! This week’s interview features two authors with books for younger readers coming out in less than a month, ahhh! Let’s dive right into their spacey, super-powered adventures.

Author-Illustrator Jonathan Roth is a public elementary school art teacher who lives in Rockville, Maryland, with his wife, two kitties and three (or more) bicycles.… Read the rest

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A World Series champion will talk about his struggles with addiction at this Middletown event

Rick McCrabb
Journal-News Middleton

Darryl Strawberry, once a feared slugger for the New York Mets and Yankees before addictions derailed his 17-year Major League Baseball career, now is an evangelical born-again Christian who travels giving his testimony.

Strawberry, 55, and his wife, Tracy, will be keynote speakers next month at Epidemic of Hope, an event planned in response to Ohio’s opioid crisis.

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Darryl Strawberry in “Recovery Today” Magazine

Darryl Strawberry is one of the greatest to ever play the game of baseball. He may also be one of the greatest, most approachable men we’ve met and certainly his personal story of tragedy, hope, redemption and victory is one of the most inspiring we’ve heard. For baseball fans, his accolades in the game are …stupendous.
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An Existential Christmas

I judge each child I meet based on her or his merits. I don’t always end up liking them, but at least those who receive my love have done something to deserve it. I’m not the only one who does.
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Daily Mail Article on Darryl Strawberry

Former Mets slugger Darryl Strawberry opens up about having sex BETWEEN INNINGS and how his wife saved him from a crack house 14 years ago

  • Former Mets slugger Darryl Strawberry opens up about having sex BETWEEN INNINGS and how his wife saved him from a crack house 14 years ago
  • Strawberry enlisted locker room attendants to entice women to meet him for a tryst in the team clubhouse before the right fielder would return to the game
  • As Strawberry explained, his coaches and teammates would ‘cover’ for him when he was having sex between innings .
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