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.

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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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Center for Responsive Schools Offers Anti-Bullying Resources During National Bullying Prevention Month

Webinars, books and more are available to support educators
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Christoff J. Weihman’s Ultimate Speaker Competition Comes to Colorado Springs

Join us at #AntlersHotel #ColoradoSprings October 26-27 for two days of public speaking skills training and competition as 21 speakers vie for the Ultimate Speaker Prize: Inspirer, Storyteller, Expert
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Recovery Coach Dr. Bob Weathers to be Featured on Close Up Radio

NEWPORT COAST, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The stereotypical image of people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs as down and out does not always apply. Sometimes the problems are beneath the surface and behind closed doors.

Dr. Bob Weathers is a recovery coach who understands addiction from the inside.

Prior to becoming a recovery coach, Dr. Weathers was a highly regarded professor of psychology. Unfortunately, he would eventually descend into increasing, mid-life addiction to alcohol and other drugs over a period of 15 years, finally losing his tenured academic position.

“It was devastating because I felt so called to be a teacher,” says Dr. Weathers. “In hindsight, I can see it was the result of a combination of failed relationships, unworked-through trauma from early development, and even my daughter’s growing up and leaving home. The irony is that I was the Golden Boy. I’d never even smoked a cigarette until I was 40.”

One would think having lost everything of value would get his attention, but Dr. Weathers’ addiction only got worse. When he finally awoke from this bad dream, he realized he needed to change radically, and like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Dr Weathers gradually got his life back.

“People have different destinies,” says Dr. Weathers. “It seems I just had to endure some extremely painful learning lessons to be able to get to where I am today.”

Upon his recovery, Dr. Weathers wondered if there might be a way he could apply his clinical background in psychology to help others recover from addictions of any kind and at any time of life, young or old.

Today, Dr. Weathers is a recovery coach and addiction educator who works with professionals of all stripes. Many of these clients are successful lawyers, doctors, and business executives: people who no one would never expect to be struggling with addiction.

“For the clients that I work with, their addictive behavior has been going on completely in the shadows. They’re ashamed of it, secretive about it, and they don’t get help because of that.” says Dr. Weathers. “Shame is public enemy number one in terms of mental health. If a person doesn’t conquer shame, they won’t make forward progress in their recovery. I work with clients to navigate the shame of their addiction with self-compassion.”

Close Up Radio will feature Dr. Bob Weathers in an interview with Jim Masters on October 25th and November 1st at 12pm EDT

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389

For more information, visit www.drbobweathers.com

His newly released book, Reflections for Three: A Father, His Daughter, and You (co-authored with his daughter, Amanda) is now available in paperback and Kindle formats on Amazon

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