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.

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

Webinars, books and more are available to support educators
Educating all children is the most important work in the world, and schools should be safe, inclusive spaces free from bullying. At CRS, we actively work to put those beliefs into practice….

Dr. William Epps Jr. Showcases his book, “In Search Of: Old Testament-Solid Foundation” at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021

In Search of Old Testament-Solid Foundation By William Epps

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Dr. William Epps Jr. Showcases his book, “In Search Of: Old Testament-Solid Foundation” at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021.

Epps’ comparison of the Old Testament, and how this laid out the foundation to the modern-day Christian Faith, with The New Testament illuminates the power and perfect plan the Lord has for His people”

— Nova C. Of Mainspring Books

MESSE FRANKFURT, GERMANY, October 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Book lovers around the globe can look forward to an eye-opening and spiritual-filled day as author, Dr. William Epps Jr. will exhibit his book, In Search Of: Old Testament-Solid Foundation during the 3rd edition of Frankfurter Buchmesse at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Displaying two views of both the old and new testament, Epps’ presents a theological book that enhances Christian education and biblical knowledge about Jesus Christ.

Bringing in enlightenment and solid biblical and theological foundation, the book sheds light on the essential messages contained within the Bible, helping Christians better understand its true basics and history. It primarily explores a variety of scriptural-related subjects, including the law and the covenant, a combination of law and Psalms, major and minor prophets, baptism, communion, evangelism, and the Baptist doctrine.

It also provides a further discussion about the historical accounts on the books of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Timothy, Titus and Revelations, showcasing how these scriptures connect in bringing messages of salvation.

Author Dr. William Epps Jr. is a licensed and ordained minister and a man of faith. After earning his Master’s degree in biblical studies and a Doctorate of Religious Education, Epps spent most of his life preaching and teaching God’s word to enhance Christian education and Biblical knowledge about Jesus Christ.

In Search Of: Old Testament-Solid Foundation is a 52-page book, available on Kindle, hardcover or paperback at Amazon, Barnes&Nobles and all leading bookstores. To get more real-time information about Dr. William Epps’ latest book release, event and news, visit his page at www.wejbooks.com.

You can also check out Dr. William Epps Jr’s book interview in BOTM (Book Of The Month) and This Week In America With Ric Bratton on YouTube.

In relation to the Frankfurt Book Fair, this year’s event will come together under the motto “Re:connect – Welcome Back to Frankfurt” with more than 1,500 exhibitors from more than

70 countries along with some 200 authors, who will once again gather at a marketplace for content and a celebration of books.

For more details about the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair, visit www.buchmesse.de.

Title: In Search Of: Old Testament-Solid Foundation
Author: Dr. William Epps Jr.
Publisher: MainSpringBooks
ISBN: 978-1947352551
Genre: Religion
Reviewed by: Nova C. Of MainSpringBooks
Marketed by: MainspringBooks

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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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Break the Silence

Purposed Survivor - 12 Steps to Restoration

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Welcome to the Purposed Survivor 12 Steps to Restoration Program. The book series is a simple guide to help the Domestic Abuse Victim find their way to freedom.

We Bring Restoration to Ourselve by Helping Others”

— Purposed Survivor

PRESCOTT, AZ, UNITED STATES, October 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Welcome to the Purposed Survivor 12 Steps to Restoration Program. The book series is a simple guide to help the Domestic Abuse Victim find their way to freedom. We understand the chaos that runs rampant in your life at this point, and the idea of Restoration seems impossible.

According to NCADV, “On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.”

However, there is hope. We urge you to read the contents of the four books thoroughly and examine every option to restore freedom in your life. Help is available, you are not alone.

In an article by NCADV, “1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.”

The contents of Purposed Survivor will give you some guidelines for understanding the signs of Domestic Abuse, along with tips on seeking law enforcement help. Inside are practices to help keep yourself and your children safe while Getting Out Alive and beyond. Nevertheless, these are only guidelines, but people who have survived the ramifications of Domestic Abuse and achieved Restoration organized the Purposed Survivor Program. Therefore, we understand the complications of your situation.

It can be very difficult to realize there’s a way out, but in case you are a victim of this situation, the Purposed Survivor program was written to help you find freedom again. Domestic abuse affects everyone regardless of race, color or sexual orientation. However, with some help you can find peace…

If we stand together to shine light on the horrors of domestic abuse, evil can be diminished. Join us at Purposed Survivor to learn how to fight the battle against domestic abuse.

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Travel Expert Rick Steves Enjoys His Home State’s Arts & Culture in New Video Episode filmed in Whatcom County, WA

Rick Steves Plays Historic Pipe Organ at 1927 Theatre in Bellingham, WA, giving the experience two thumbs up!

Rick Steves Plays Historic Pipe Organ at 1927 Theatre in Bellingham, WA

Rick Steves visits Downtown Bellingham, WA

Rick Steves visits Downtown Bellingham, WA

Rick Steves Enjoys Sea to Cedar Exhibit at Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA

Rick Steves Enjoys Exhibit at Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA

Steves Explores Arts Districts, Exhibits, and a work by Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest while in the Uppermost West Corner of the Continental US

So thrilled Rick Steves explored here while not in Europe! He is such a gracious guest and is welcome back up here anytime. What an honor to share this peek into our culturally rich area.”

— Amy Guerra, Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County

BELLINGHAM, WA, US, October 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County announces the release of the third of three video segments hosted by Rick Steves which feature his explorations of Whatcom County, Washington. Episode three, “Arts & Culture,” shows Steves exploring the Fairhaven and Downtown Arts Districts of Bellingham, touring exhibits, and even soaking up some historic maritime culture in the uppermost Pacific Northwest. Produced and distributed by Seattle Times Content Studio, the third of the three episodes is now live on Seattle Times’ Website (https://www.seattletimes.com/sponsored/rick-steves-discovers-arts-and-culture-in-whatcom-county-washington/) and also at https://www.Bellingham.org/ricksteves.

This segment also features a work by Lummi Nation member and Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest. Priest is Washington’s first indigenous state poet laureate, and she reads an original piece in the episode set to the sweeping backdrop of the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish People who have lived in the Salish Sea basin since time immemorial. Priest visited Steves in his Edmonds, Washington studio to record her poem.

As an example of what is in all three segments, Steves visits a working oyster farm (Drayton Harbor Oyster Farm), learns about turning Washington apples into alcohol (Bellewood Farms), and actually plays an original 1927 movie palace Wurlitzer pipe organ (Mount Baker Theatre). Steves’ fans can find all three videos at Bellingham.org/RickSteves.

Whatcom County is in the top northwest corner of the state of Washington, bordering both Canada and the Salish Sea. Some experiences and places featured in these videos include the bayside Bellwether Hotel, Blaine by the Sea, Aslan Brewing, Sustainable Connections’ Eat Local Initiatives, Peace Arch State Park, Downtown Bellingham Arts District, Fairhaven District, Lynden farmlands, the Schooner Zodiac, Whatcom Museum, Spark Museum of Electricity, and the gorgeous coast regions of Whatcom County.

The videos were filmed, directed, and produced by All is Well Studios out of Seattle, WA, under the creative direction of Seattle Times Content Studio, Rick Steves, and Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County.

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism is an independent, 501 (c)(6) nonprofit economic development organization whose purpose is to improve the economy by marketing Bellingham Whatcom County as a premier, year-round visitor, sports, outdoor recreation, arts and cultural, and meetings destination, which supports all travel, tourism, and hospitality businesses and nonprofits in Whatcom County.

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