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Author Octavia Trimm
Shocking First Hand Account of the Afterlife
Is there life beyond the veil of Death? Get answers after reading this shocking first-hand account of this extraordinary story. Four people had a date with destiny. Octavia, her husband and friends were in a horrific accident. The circumstances of the crash so bad that it was unlikely anyone would survive! As family and friends prayed for a miracle, their prayers were answered! Octavia came back from death with a thread of hope and an incredible story! Her Intriguing true accounts shared a glimpse into the Afterlife. Through her experience, you will BELIEVE in power of miracles, restoration and healing!
About the Author:
Octavia Trimm born in Louisiana, but grew up as the daughter of an US Army Career serviceman that, no doubt, was the early impetus, that led to her resilience and multifaceted life. With her family, she traveled and lived overseas and abroad most of her childhood experiencing many different cultures.
In her adulthood, she experienced 30+ years of corporate & real world business experiences working with Dow Jones, IBM and NCR as a communications specialist. Know for her straight talking and inspirational approaches to solving problems, her insights were invaluable for her ministry of healing and spiritual wellness.
Published October 2017
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Feature Book Of The Week ; Running to Leadville; Life, Love, Loss and a 100 Mile Ultra Marathon Through The Colorado Rockies
Author: Brian Burk
A Ultra-marathon runner .Brian Burk believes if you can’t win the race at least run in an epic fashion.
Born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania he is presently living and working out of North Carolina and Virginia. Prior to his present position he retired after 20 years from the United States Air Force as a Senior Noncommissioned Officer (SMSgt). His travels had him living in five states, two tours overseas including a remote assignment to Thule, Greenland and a combat tour in Northern Iraq.
Running to Leadville is his first novel although he has been published in national running publications, and running blogs.
Running to Leadville_is a story about a runner who finds himself and his love of running, only to lose nearly everything. The story captures the connection between life, love, loss and the battles within. The story also tells the tale of running away from your past and everything you’ve ever known to find yourself and your future. Running to Leadville centers around a character, a fictional High School runner, who perhaps as a result of his parents’ divorce and an absent father just doesn't fit in. Then one day during English class he meets a girl. This girl and their growing relationship help him for the first time discover who he is, uncovers his love of long distance running and exposes a hidden talent. The years after high school reshape his life in ways he never thought possible nor could have ever seen coming. During a long training run his life and his future plans take a detour as a result of a violent and terrible twist of fate
. Running to Leadville is also a story about the rigors of the ultra-endurance world. Set on the stage of one of America's toughest Ultra-Marathons, the Leadville Trail 100. This race affectionately known as the race across the sky, introduces to the reader to extreme adventure running. This race set within the high altitude terrain of the Colorado Rockies is not for the weak. It is one thing to run 100 miles, it’s another thing to stay awake for over 24 hours and it’s exponentially harder to do all of this while at altitudes above 10,000 feet. This story promises to take the readers to the highest peak of Hope Pass and the lowest of lows as doubting yourself emotionally and your ability to physically take the very next step. Mostly, Running to Leadville is a story about running the race of your life, overcoming and finding the true YOU whom may have been hiding all along. Running to Leadville is about taking back your life.
Customer Reviews :
*****Great book- excellent story and very wholesome. This book is a great example of how all you need is a good heart wrenching story that ends as a heart warming story. No violence, sex, or political crap- just a great story about love, and the love for running. Great description of an awesome but brutal race.
*****The book pulls you in right from the beginning. I had to keep reading to find out what happened. Then once sucked in it takes you from the present to the past and sets the theme for the book. Had me in tears at the end. I was concerned that the title of the book will hold it back but it makes sense after reading the story.
I am pleased to announce Running to Leadville is the newest addition in Lynne's Library. This book is an inspirational story that you won't be able to put down. Great Christmas present for yourself or someone you know who appreciates a great book.
My Name is Cally: Alzheimer's Disease Affects Family Members of All Ages. (You Are Not Alone Children's Self Help Series)
Published November 2015
Donna Balthazard-Dube reiside in Massachusetts
What is a girl to do when all her plans for a perfect summer are changed overnight? Why does everyone around her exhibit such confusing behavior? My Name is Cally is a story about a girl, her parents, and her grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. It’s about a child’s upheaval, fear and confusion, and ultimately how the family comes together to care for their loved one with kindness, love and dignity. Tenderly told from the first-person perspective of a child, by an experienced Alzheimer’s care-giver, Cally’s story aims to illustrate that Alzheimer’s affects not only the afflicted, but the whole family, especially children—of all ages.
*****I just finished reading this book for the second time, and I love it even more than I did the first time! My dad just had a stroke, and the words in this book even help my granddaughter understand what he is going through. The author has such a beautiful, authentic way of writing from a child's perspective, but with words of such wisdom. She doesn't ignore the touchy issues, but succeeds in compassionately explaining the tough aspects of the disease, while also cherishing the beautiful moments that are shared between families and friends touched by Alzheimer's! Bravo Donna!!
*****After working five years with victims and families of the horrible disease called dementia, I can't tell you enough how wonderful and insightful this beautifully written book needs to be read by anybody affected by this debilitating disease! It's helpful for ALL AGES involved. There is such a lack of information and ways to explain to families and friends what is going on with people afflicted with this horrible illness. This book should be in every clinic, hospital, assisted living, nursing home, etc. to be read for all involved with dementia. A must read! Kudos to the author for writing and publishing this much needed story of Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease.
Donna's book My Name is Cally is very well written, to teach children and adults of all ages what it is like have Alzheimer's Disease. A great teaching tool that is understandable. I would highly recommend My Name is Cally to anyone that has a family member that may have this terrible disease.
Author Lori D. Brackney
Lori D. Brackney published her book, April 7, 2016 On the List, A Memoir. Lori lived in Portland, Oregon with her family. At that time, Lori Brackney was 3 years post transplant and rejection free.
Lori D. Brackney wrote:
On June 16, 2013 my heart beat for the last time. By the 17th of June I was waking up to find a strangers heart had replaced my own. This is a courageous story through transplantation and organ rejection. This is my story
I came across Lori's book when I was writing my book Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant. When I started reading Lori's intro I was thinking she is the same age as my daughter Lauren. I was intrigued, and thought Lori and Lauren had their heart transplant the same year, same age I felt compelled to contact Lori. If anything these two girls can talk about their experiences and similarities about their own journeys.
That was the beginning of a great friendship. Lori and Lauren became instant friends from across the country. The friendship grew and she would call us her family from Massachusetts. Lori sent us a signed copy of her book, that we will cherish forever. Whenever Lori just needed to talk, she would contact me and I felt like I was talking to a daughter.. We would joke and say "I was her mom from Massachusetts".
In 2016, it saddens me to say, Lori became sick. Her new heart went into rejection. Lori was re-listed for another heart transplant. Her heart quickly became weaker and weaker. Lori D. Brackney lost her battle and died in September 2016.
To this day I'm still in contact with Lori's twin sister, Lisa. When Lauren was sick this past June, Lisa reached out to me to try to comfort my pain. It mean't so much to me, her compassion and caring went a long way.
I contacted Lisa about featuring Lori's book On the List, A Memoir and she was very happy to give her blessing. Lisa told me all proceed of Lori book On the List, A Memoir will go to their local Children's Hospital, OHSU Doernbercher.
Lori may not be will us anymore, but she will always be in our heart.
***** Emotionally raw and completely captivating. A strong woman with an incredible journey! Loved the book and will recommend to my friends and family.
Never take for granted those you love - become an organ donor and save a life
***** I really enjoyed reading about Lori's journey. So many things reminded me of my daughter's transplant experience, but there were differences, too. I'm so glad that she found the strength to continue and for all of the wonderful people in her life. That's so important and it seems like the people were what gave her the strength to fight on.
It is my pleasure to feature, On the List, A Memoir in Lori's memory.
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