Homer’s new book releases October 26th

New York Times Best Selling Author, Homer Hickam

Book signing event in Beckley, WV

~New York Times Best Selling author endows scholarships for WV students with his upcoming book ‘Don’t Blow Yourself Up’~

There are several scholarships available for Space Camp, but none that is just for West Virginia kids.”

— Homer Hickam, New York Times #1 bestselling author

COALWOOD, WV, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Homer Hickam, the New York Times #1 bestselling author and NASA engineer made famous in the movie “October Sky,” based on his book ‘Rocket Boys’, will release his new memoir DON’T BLOW YOURSELF UP on October 26th. The Coalwood, West Virginia native will kickstart his book release with a tour through West Virginia from October 23rd to October 28th.

Hickam’s tour begins with a much anticipated virtual keynote appearance at the West Virginia Book Festival Saturday morning, October 23rd, at 9 am as a featured speaker. On Monday, October 25th, Homer will participate in a book signing at 5 pm followed by an on-stage presentation of the “Rocket Boys Mini-Musical” at 7 pm at Tamarack in Beckley to benefit Theatre West Virginia. This will be followed by a series of school visits and book signings across the Mountain State. (Schedule included below)

When the Adams Hallmark stores chain asked him to come to their various locations in West Virginia and sign his latest memoir, Don’t Blow Yourself Up, Hickam says it occurred to him that maybe it should be for a greater purpose. Homer serves on the board of the world-famous Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. It has bothered him over the years that not enough West Virginia students are afforded the opportunity to attend.

“There are several scholarships available for Space Camp,” Hickam says, “but none that is just for West Virginia kids.”

Homer approached the Adams Hallmark family with the idea of setting up a NASA Space Camp scholarship program for West Virginia students and was met with an enthusiastic response from Andrea and Paul Adams, siblings who recently took over the business after the passing of their father and founder of the company, H. M. “Mike” Adams. The scholarship will be named the “Mike Adams Space Camp Scholarship.”

A contribution will be made by Adams Hallmark to this important scholarship with every purchase of Hickam’s new memoir, with Hickam also contributing to the scholarship fund for West Virginia students.

Also appearing at each of the in-person book signing events in Beckley, Morgantown, Bridgeport, Parkersburg, Charleston, and Huntington will be award-winning West Virginia-based authors Dreama Denver, wife of late Gilligan’s Island star Bob Denver and Danny Boyd, the Charleston-based author, playwright, and filmmaker.

The schedule for Homer Hickam’s West Virginia book release tour ‘Don’t Blow Yourself Up’, a sequel to his New York Times #1 best-seller ‘Rocket Boys/October Sky is as follows:

Saturday, October 23rd

9 am West Virginia Book Festival keynote speaker http://wvbookfestival.org

Monday, October 25th

5 pm-7 pm – Tamarack – One Tamarack Park Beckley, WV 25801
followed by Rocket Boys the Mini Musical in the theater, sponsored by http://theatrewestvirginia.org/

Tuesday, October 26th

‪10 am – Mountaineer Middle School-2 Mountaineer Drive, Clarksburg, WV
1 pm – South Middle School-500 East Parkway Drive, Morgantown, WV
4 pm-6 pm – Adams Hallmark Store – University Town Center, Morgantown, WV
‪7 pm-9 pm – Adams Hallmark Store – Meadowbrook Mall, 2399 Meadowbrook Road Bridgeport, WV

‪Wednesday, October 27th

1 pm-3 pm Adams Hallmark Store – 262 Grand Central Mall, Vienna, WV
‪6 pm-8 pm Adams Hallmark Store -Dudley Farms Plaza, 202 RHL Blvd, Charleston, WV

Thursday, October 28th

‪12:30 pm – Milton Middle School-1 Panther Trail, Milton, WV 25541
5 pm-7 pm – Adams Hallmark Store- Huntington Mall, 500 Mall Road 164, Barboursville, WV

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Riti Grover Shares How Using Gale Engage Can Increase The Efficiency Of Your Public Library

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Library Director Riti Grover

Library Director Riti Grover shares how using Gale Engage can help your public library adapt to changes in technology and run efficiently.

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Libraries are a great place for seeking knowledge, learning, doing research, and improving academically, socially, and so on. Public Libraries have to constantly evolve, according to Riti Grover, especially with our constantly evolving communities with varying desires and needs. Luckily, data gathering and analyzing tools are available for library directors and management to implement for effective engagement with library patrons.

One of such tools is Gale Engage, a powerful data processing tool explicitly created to help increase efficiency in any public library. Gale engage is designed for effective library management, marketing, and data analysis. It offers visualization features that make it easy for library staff to figure out what their users need, changing trends in library usage at the local level, and the best way to provide services to their patrons. The tool can help inspire library staff to be more creative and increase their customer engagement and service. With this, library teams can now focus their attention on the community and their essential needs.

Many library communities and institutions use Gale Engage to increase engagement and efficiency, and a great example is Riti Grover, former director at Farmington (Mich.) Community Library. Riti is famous for her innovative, inspiring, and creative approach to improving library engagement and offering library users the best experience. Since implementing Gale Engage in the libraries under her management, they have gained a tool to analyze the collection usage and program attendance data. This tool can now help them get books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, databases, and programs according to their patron’s needs. They could also market their services to potential users. It’s not easy to fully comprehend how Gale Engage works, but Riti Grover was aware of the work ahead of her right from the beginning. With her determination and consistency, she ensured that her staff had a complete understanding of the tools and could feed the available data into it to produce a result they could effectively use.

Riti Grover and the Farmington (Mich.) Community Library has trained a team to upload, assess, analyze, and interpret the data with Gale Engage. With every day of use, their efficiency and capability are growing. Thanks to this life-changing technology, the library community can now better respond to the requests and needs of patrons.

There are several reasons why Gale Engage is a must for any library community that wants to meet the demands of modern-day library users. The tool is ever ready to accept and analyze data, as long as the library management is prepared to upload it. Collection usage of digital content like eBooks, streaming services, and databases is provided to help library management understand how users engage with their platforms. The usage patterns can then be studied and analyzed to understand users’ needs and predict their subsequent expectations.

Gale Engage tools provide a fully immersive experience that helps libraries ultimately view their community demographics to create the perfect marketing outreach. It has a customizable dashboard with visualization capabilities that allow library staff to understand everything going on at a glance. The dashboard makes it super easy to analyze reports properly to make informed decisions that further increase engagement. Based on activities, the platform automatically groups patrons to allow for effective program outreach.

Email is a powerful tool for target-marketing new products and services, informing, educating, and inspiring library cardholders. The email features on Gale Engage are game-changing, helping to improve digital marketing for libraries. It also has social media management tools to engage library users and help other people discover innovative resources for other prospective library patrons by taking advantage of the power of social media. All information on Gale Engage is private and secured, with a guarantee of protecting the user’s data and identification.

Theresa Bradley
Leadership & Innovation Academy
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2021 Adventure Writers Competition Winner: CE Albanese for “Drone Kings”

Grandmaster CE Albanese and Dirk Cussler at the Adventure Writers Competition

Grandmaster CE Albanese and Dirk Cussler at the Adventure Writers Competition

Dirk Cussler chooses winner from over 70 entries during Clive Cussler Collector’s Society’s 2021 convention at the Cussler Auto Museum.

CE Albanese’s Drone Kings is an electrifying thriller, one of the year’s best”

— Dirk Cussler

ARVADA, COLORADO, USA, October 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — During a wonderful evening at the Cussler Auto Museum’s private event hosting the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society convention and watching a tribute to Clive Cussler, the late ‘Grandmaster,’ author Dirk Cussler made the announcement. CE Albanese won the 2021 Adventure Writers Competition for his entry “Drone Kings.” Dirk called Drone Kings “An electrifying thriller, one of the year’s best.”

Jeff Edwards, Publisher with Braveship Books and award-winning author, gave the AWC presentation and then handed the reins over to best-selling author Dirk Cussler for the announcement.

CE Albanese was thrilled with the win. “I am truly honored and humbled to have been selected as the 2021 Grandmaster winner. When I wrote DRONE KINGS, I never imagined it would win any awards. And I never imagined Dirk Cussler would hand me a “Clive” and tell me he loved my story. All of it seems surreal. And I am eternally grateful.”

Three-time finalist A.W. Baldwin said “It’s been a thrill and an honor to be involved in the AWC competition! There is no better competition out there, especially for new authors. The great people, moral support, networking opportunities, and generosity of the Cussler family combine to make it an extraordinary experience!” His AWC finalist books from the Relic Series “Raptor Canyon,” “Wings Over Ghost Creek,” and his 2021 entry “Broken Inn” are available on Amazon. Mr. Cussler said of Broken Inn: “The desert bakes while the danger scorches in another outstanding mystery from A.W. Baldwin.”

C.A. Benadum, finalsit for “Kidnapped at Koh Ker” commented: “Being a finalist in the AWC gave me the push I needed to keep writing and pursuing my goals. 100% recommend entering!” Dirk Cusslerhad the following to say of Kidnapped at Koh Ker: “A desperate, stunning chase through the historic ruins of Cambodia makes for a fast and furious thrill ride.” We hope Benadum’s book will soon be available for purchase!

Peter Greene, AWC Director, commented prior to the award announcement. “To make the top ten in this competition is extraordinary! Our great panel of judges read all or part of every entry, and there are some excellent authors out there. To make the top three is near impossible, and to make the top spot is…well, amazing!”

The Adventure Writers Competition is in its eleventh year and celebrates action/adventure novels. The competition will open for submissions for the 2022 contest from January – April 2022.

Peter Greene
The Adventure Writers Competition
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ColoringBook.com is changing the Imprint Coloring Book Business across North America

Fun Industry Imprints

HVAC Heating Cooling Construction

All Holiday Imprint Coloring Books

General Business Holiday Imprint Books

Fun Imprint Coloring Books Educational

Safety, Children, Industrial Fun Imprints

ColoringBook.com is the manufacturer with editors, writers, artists, graphic designers and in-house manufacturing equipment. A total commitment to the industry.

Providing clients with the best customer service, care and value, we provide what they ask for on their terms. Making coloring books reflecting business goals is a guarantee.”

— N. Wayne Bell, Publisher

ST. LOUIS, MO, USA, October 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — ColoringBook.com of St. Louis, MO has been manufacturing coloring books since the 1980’s. Owned by Really Big Coloring Books®, Inc. the publishing house includes editors, writers, artists, graphic designers , in-house manufacturing equipment and full commitment to their industry. Says Wayne Bell, Publisher, “Providing clients with the best customer service, care and value, we provide what they ask for on their terms. Manufacturing books reflecting values of the USA business community is our standard. Creating books designed specifically for businesses requires an understanding, recognition and commitment to the goals of the various parts of the business community. Be it farms, real estate, finance, humane societies, healthcare, hospitality, parks and recreation, education or government entities”. A varietly of products can be found at www.ImprintColoringBooks.com or www.ColoringBook.com .

Printing on high quality paper, full color gloss covers, a variety of binding options, with artwork and text reflecting the customers message. Attracting an audience as early as 18 months to age 90+ is the company’s focus. As a member of the Promotional Products Industry the company is gaining widespread attention due their quality and ability to address any companies needs. One advertising advantage and differential of the industry is how the company offers a standard imprint with complimentary full color front and back covers on each book. Included with their aggressive pricing is the inside front and back covers for advertisement as a standard product offering. A high quality impressive company standard, they are changing the industry. As an added choice the company offers full customized coloring books, as to totally represent a customers goals and messaging.

Pricing on the coloring book products vary, from as low as $0.28 cents for a 16 page book. With smaller quantity orders beginning at only $0.82 cents per book. The company also offers, private labeling, place-mats, cards and graphic and art services. “Our commitment is to help all companies diversify their marketing and sales strategies through products we design for their industry,” stated COO Ken Rich.

If you need a coloring book or crayons, just visit www.ColoringBook.com or www.ColoringBooks.com and they will help you.

Wayne Bell
Really Big Coloring Books, Inc.


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Annuity.com Endorses Mark Wagner’s Book Building Financial Fences

Start Building Your Financial Fences Today!

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES, October 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On a farm, you build fences to protect what matters most. It is exactly the same with our financial lives. We need fences to protect the resources we value and keep influences away that will deplete the assets. In his book Building Financial Fences, Mark Wagner will guide you to build with confidence for your retirement. Provide tools to have confidence in your financial decisions, while constructing a financial plan that makes sense for you and your family.

Mark brings a lighthearted touch to working through serious retirement issues, with easy-to-follow options to understand before you talk with a professional. Set up the Financial Fences that fit your needs. Your life is precious and you have worked hard to provide for yourself and your loved ones. Building Financial Fences will help you understand your choices so your assets work effectively for the rest of your life and beyond.

Mark has a unique ability to communicate intricate financial concepts in everyday language. He is an independent insurance agent licensed in several states (including Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Hawaii, and Florida). In addition, he is a Certified Public Adjustor with certifications from FEMA and IICRC and a certified CPR and First Aid instructor with ASHI and the Red Cross. These qualifications have not caused Mark to lose touch with the average person’s experience. He still loves gardening, canning with his mom, driving in the country, and meeting people at the county fair.

“Mark Wagner’s contribution to creative retirement planning has affected thousands, concerned with market risk and volatility. Mark’s approaches have helped so many deal with the stress and worries in how they approach this topic. Not only do we whole heartily endorse his book but, we promote it and his concepts to retirement planners, agents, and clients. We wholeheartedly endorse his book!” Bill Broich co-owner of Annuity.com

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