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Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery: Read the Book. Audition for the Movie. See it on the Big Screen.

Monica Foster
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Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery: Read the Book. Audition for the Movie. See it on the Big Screen.

Denver, CO – Reading clubs everywhere – be on alert! Knox Chase is making his way to bookshelves and this super sleuth kid is gaining the admiration of middle school-aged kids everywhere – with the added benefit that the magical nature of these stories helps kids learn how to solve their own problems.

The book, Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery by Adam Lipsius will be released in January, 2016. Additionally, the production is already scheduled for a motion picture in association with Sean Covel (the producer of “Napoleon Dynamite”) and Casting Director Mary Jo Slater (“The Contender” and “Dumb and Dumber”) – and the producers will be holding an online casting contest, providing the opportunity for aspiring kid actors and actresses to be in the movie, maybe even one of the lead characters.

Meet KC Green. KC is a small-town kid with a big-time imagination — and an even bigger secret. He can see the pulp fiction detective he was named for, from the 1930s & 40s Knox Chase on the Case novels. He even talks to him, which gets a little awkward since no one else can see the guy, and because this salty film noir gumshoe lands our hero into all kinds of little kid trouble.

When a mysterious stranger bumps into KC on Valentine’s Day, however, and they mix up envelopes, a thriller lands in KC’s lap and grown-up trouble breaks out all over town. His music teacher gets run over. The school janitor is framed for attempted murder. Even KC and his friends have to fight for their lives.

Unfortunately, the town’s chief detective is a nitwit, his son is a bully and the more KC investigates, the more trouble his dad gets in with his mom for hooking KC on sleuthing in the first place. Their marriage could be in the most trouble of all.

It takes KC’s wits, his invisible partner, his best friend Ben and even the girl he gets so nervous around he can’t speak to her, in order to figure out the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery.  

“It’s the kind of book you grew up on,” says Adam. “… Where kids face danger, make mistakes and keep fighting to save the day.”

Adam Lipsius attended USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He is an accomplished author, feature film director, producer and screenwriter. His movie, “16-LOVE” was distributed in 2012 by Warner Bros. Digital, Gravitas Ventures and Entertainment One. He graduated from Dartmouth College where he wrote his first book, The Birth of Dr. Seuss. Additionally, he has received numerous awards for his short films and commercials.

Release Date: January 2016
Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery
By Adam Lipsius
Uptown 6
ISBN: 978-0615988887

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MEG: Bestselling Giant Shark Thriller Released As A New 20th Anniversary Edition; To Be A Major Motion Picture

Terry Plumb
Ascot Media Group
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MEG: Bestselling Giant Shark Thriller Released As A New 20th Anniversary Edition; To Be A Major Motion Picture

West Palm Beach, FL – Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water … MEG by NY Times and international bestselling author, Steve Alten, is back with an all-new expanded 20th anniversary edition mass market paperback and a motion picture from Warner Brothers, to be directed by Eli Roth. The new novel, to be released this week by VIPER PRESS (a division of A&M Publishers) includes a never-before published prequel and 17 original graphic illustrations.

MEG is currently utilized by thousands of high school teachers in the US, in collaboration with Alten’s non-profit, Adopt-An-Author reading program. The free program is designed to excite young adults to read through the use of page-turning thrillers and through direct contact with the authors.

Steve Alten has kept his fans in awe through MEG and its sequels. It’s been a dream for many of them to see MEG on the big screen. Now that dream will become a reality. “I remember reading JAWS as a teen,” says Alten. “The book and movie got me interested in Great White sharks, which led me to Carcharodon Megalodon, the species’ 70-foot, 70,000 pound prehistoric cousin. Twenty years later I penned the first draft of MEG. It took another twenty years to get the movie greenlit. The MEGheads have been champing at the bit, but I know it’ll be worth the wait. And this new version of the MEG novel is light years above the original.”

NY Times and international bestselling author Steve Alten penned MEG in the days when he was struggling to support his family of five. MEG was a labor of love and a storyline he had been thinking about for years. After selling his car to pay for his editing fees, Alten could only wait to see how the book would be received. His tireless nights and weekends spent writing resulted in a two-book, seven-figure deal with Bantam Doubleday. Fast-forward nearly 20 years and Alten has delighted his fans with MEG sequels and now the promise of enjoying MEG on the big screen.

For more information, visit www.SteveAlten.com.

MEG
By Steve Alten
Viper Press (A&M Publishing)
ISBN-10: 1-943957-01-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-9439-5701-9
$9.99 paperback

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h_wy1Nd1ak&feature=youtu.be

Available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and all major online outlets.

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NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen Says Lionheart Fitness Kids Coaches Are Some Of The Most Inspiring Coaches He Has Ever Met

Dea Shandera
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NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen Says Lionheart Fitness Kids Coaches Are Some Of The Most Inspiring Coaches He Has Ever Met

Los Angeles, CA – NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen says: “Some of the best lessons I have learned were through great coaches. They were Life Lessons – not just game strategies or tactics. Lionheart Fitness Kids provides these very same valuable moments and memories, and from some of the most inspiring coaches I have ever met.”

Having “fun” is serious business at Lionheart Fitness Kids. The program, an award-winning, patented sports enrichment program delivering the FUNdamentals of sports, life lessons and nutrition for kids 2-5 years old, began with just seven children and now has reached more than 50,000 kids since it began in 2008. Lionheart Fitness Kids is currently operating in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, San Diego, Chicago and Denver and is available to children through schools, corporations and park programs.

The program is simple. It was developed by experts in the fields of nutrition, child development and physical education, with two criteria to uphold:

Teach fundamentals of sports in a fun, non-competitive environment
Train the coaches with patented methods and hold them accountable.

The end result: Healthy self-esteem, positive thinking, leadership, courage, responsibility, integrity, good sportsmanship, motor skills and social skills.

“Our program is authentic, our coaches are accountable and we always put the children first,” states Coach John. “A Lionheart coach understands that all children have greatness inside of them. It is our job to find that greatness, nurture it and inspire every child to feel special.”

Lionheart Fitness Kids just launched a special certificate program to train more coaches to handle their nationwide expansion. For more information, please visit: www.LionheartFitnessKids.com and www.mylfk.com.

Lionheart Fitness Kids founder, John “Coach John” Skoryna, has dedicated his life to teaching children life skills through fitness and nutrition and considers it an honor to be a role model for them. Skoryna is a lifelong athlete, and notably he coached a competitive hockey team in San Diego that won a national championship title and a bronze medal in the Jr. Olympics. He taught his teams the techniques he learned specific to visualization and the power of positive thinking – and now children at Lionheart Fitness Kids also benefit from his methods.

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Entertaining Whimsical Children’s Books Combined With Educational Twists Are A Win-Win For Parents At This Magical Time Of The Year

Dea Shandera
Ascot Media Group
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Entertaining Whimsical Children’s Books Combined With Educational Twists Are A Win-Win For Parents At This Magical Time Of The Year

Los Angeles, CA – Singer-songwriter and children’s book author Nancy Guettier finds the inspiration in each of her adopted children to write entertaining and educational stories. Guettier has very cleverly included educational twists in each of her books, and her whimsical and fun style makes learning effortless. Nancy donates a portion of the Nancyland book proceeds to Habitat for Humanity.

The five-book series from prominent publisher Morgan James Kids includes: Mermaids on Mars, Roy G. Biv is Mad at Me Because I LOVE PINK!, Circus in the Sky, Jude’s Moon, and I Wish.

She shares a little information on each book:

Mermaids on Mars is an award-winning book which was recently completed as a short film and won Best Animated Short Award at the 2015 Carmel International Film Festival, and has also been accepted into several other upcoming film festivals.

“This is a whimsical story about mermaids – when they lived on Mars. Mermaids thrived in Mars’ crater pools and used up all of the water resources, splashing around. Thanks to a very cool rocket ship, the mermaids travelled to Earth and settled in our oceans. This book also helps children learn the importance of water conservation.”

“Roy G. Biv is Mad at Me Because I LOVE PINK! is centered around Genevieve who loves splashing in puddles after a rain shower. Mostly, Genevieve loves pink; however, pink is not a color in the rainbow. Understandably that upsets Roy G. Biv, who convinces her to experience all the colors of the rainbow.”

“This little gem is a delightfully entertaining read. Julian dreams he is the ring leader of the constellations in Circus in the Sky. He discovers Leo the Lion, the Gemini twins and the rest of the sky’s 88 constellations.”

“In Jude’s Moon, Jude loves the moon so much that he believes he is the one who hung it in the sky. Throughout the story, Jude examines the phases of the moon, as well as fun facts about the sun.”

Guettier’s most recent book, I Wish, is about friendship and the importance of a best friend. “Genevieve and Ariana find a magic wand and are excited to explore all of the magic it can provide. They learn, however, that despite their whimsical journey of wishing, dreaming and discovering, all they really need is each other.”

“Adopting my children was a blessing and they inspired me to pour my creativity into writing children’s books,” says Guettier. “It’s important to me to provide kids, not only entertainment, but educational value as well. My hope is that children around the globe will love these books so much, they will read them again and again.”

For more information, please visit: www.NancylandKids.com.

Morgan James Kids Series (5 titles)
By Nancy Guettier

Roy G. Biv is Mad at Me Because I LOVE PINK! – ISBN-13: 978-1614486428
Mermaids on Mars – ISBN-13: 978-1614486701
Circus in the Sky – ISBN-13: 978-1614486725
Jude’s Moon – ISBN-13: 978-1614489641
I Wish – ISBN-13: 978-1630475147

Morgan James Publishing
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other fine book outlets

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Bullying Has No Boundaries; Two Books That Deal With The Issues Facing Kids And Adults Today

Caroline Jones
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Bullying Has No Boundaries; Two Books That Deal With The Issues Facing Kids And Adults Today

New York, NY – Peter A. Sacco has written scripts for TV commercials, as well as for movie production companies. He worked with Academy Award winner Joe Mayer and also wrote the Vices commercial which premiered at the Boston Film Festival. As evidenced by his latest books, this award-winning executive producer is determined to end bullying and relationship violence, and has teamed up with actor/director Mitch Markowitz to create a PSA on bullying.

His exciting new children’s book should be on everyone’s holiday gift-giving list. Gummer: The Last Toothless Vampire (DoctorZed Publishing) is a heartwarming and exciting story children will love.

James Reed is a foster child who has been bullied throughout his entire short life. Through a chance encounter, he meets Ted ─ a toothless vampire ─ who was bitten while living rough on the mean city streets. Not long after, the vampire who bit him was destroyed leaving Ted as the last of his kind and ….fangless! James is on a quest to find his mother with the help of his toothless vampire friend, but how far will a vampire go to make a lonely kid’s dream come true? The differences in this unlikely couple actually end up helping their two souls bond together and the outcome has James reuniting with his mother in a tale so engaging, it’s sure to make Gummer the next holiday tradition.

We often think bullying is reserved for kids and situations that happen in schools, but what about the bullying of adults? In Bullying for Adults: Big Fish in a Small Pond, Peter details different types of bullies, what makes someone become a bully, the forms in which it occurs, the types of abusive/dominating behavior, who’s likely to be a victim, the warning signs, and offers advice on how not to become a victim, and much more. This eBook is available at no charge to help get the word out.

Regardless of whether it’s on social media or some other venue, Internet bullying has become a serious issue for both children and adults today, and its emotional effect can create mental health problems for victims that last a lifetime. Peter Sacco is a strong advocate for stopping all relationship violence for every age group.

Peter Sacco is a recipient of the Award of Excellence in Teaching, lecturing at universities both in the US and Canada, and is also an Adjunct Psychology Professor at Niagara University in Lewiston, NY, in the Teacher Education Program. A bestselling author, psychology professor and former private practitioner, Peter has also written over 500 articles in media/magazines as well as several book reviews for Prentice-Hall Publishing. He is a regularly featured guest on television and radio, and is the host of a highly popular weekly radio show. As an award-winning executive producer, he has hosted many documentaries on relationships, psychological issues and children’s issues. For more information on Peter or his books, please visit: www.petersacco.com.

Gummer: The World’s Last Toothless Vampire
DoctorZed Publishing
ASIN: B017GRBFUI

Available at: http://amzn.to/1Mmv6r7, author’s website, or bullyingisforthebirds.com.

Bullying for Adults: Big Fish in a Small Pond
eBook available at no charge.

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In the Line of Fire: Here’s How To Stop Violence At Every Turn

Monica Foster
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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In the Line of Fire: Here’s How To Stop Violence At Every Turn

Louisville, KY – Living in a peaceful world, free from hatred, bigotry, bullying and violence may seem like an impossible journey. Violence surrounds us and overwhelmingly dominates our lives through crime-based TV shows, video games, and social media – not to mention our daily news feeds which include hate crimes, bullying, school shootings and domestic violence. According to Jan Arnow, author of In the Line of Fire: Raising Kids in a Violent World, none of these examples of violence stands alone – they are all connected along a continuum of violence. In this accessible book, Arnow makes the connections that have been widely ignored. She says, we can stop the violence, and she shows us how to collectively achieve this with more than 400 actionable tips.

The statistics reveal a shocking truth. Every day in the United States:

Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to be an abuser as an adult
Seven children or teenagers are killed by firearms
187 children are arrested for violent crimes
1,837 children are identified as abused or neglected, and
2,857 high school students drop out.

“As a result of receiving poor social mentorship and not knowing how to resolve conflicts, there are more than 61,000 youth residing in juvenile detention centers or correctional facilities throughout the US,” says Arnow. “Abusive behaviors often initiate at home, and children who are abused become the abusers.”

No stranger to violence herself, Arnow knows personally the horrors of growing up in an abusive household. For the first time, she reveals the driving force that landed her on her lifelong path to create peace for future generations. This heavily researched book provides a balance of case studies, true stories and actionable tips, and is a perfect resource for parents, teachers, counselors, law enforcement and clergymen.

About the Author
Jan Arnow is the founder and executive director of Innovations in Peacemaking International, and is an internationally recognized lecturer and authority on multicultural education, violence abatement, prejudice reduction, creativity, and leadership. She is a highly respected and award-winning author of nine books and scores of articles for a variety of national magazines. She is currently working on a teacher’s and community guide to In the Line of Fire: Raising Kids in a Violent World, and a new peace curriculum for schools, houses of worship, and neighborhood centers. She also travels to carry her violence abatement strategies to communities throughout the world.

For more information, please visit http://www.butlerbooks.com/inthelineoffire.html.

In the Line of Fire: Raising Kids in a Violent World
By Jan Arnow
Publisher: Butler Books
ISBN 978-1-935497-96-7
Available online: http://www.butlerbooks.com/inthelineoffire.html

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Discover How Kids Can Make A Better World In Guion The Lion

John Fordham
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Discover How Kids Can Make A Better World In Guion The Lion

Englewood, CO – Bright colors, engaging characters and an inspirational theme combine for an instant classic in Guion the Lion: A Colorful World (Inspire On Purpose), by Rebecca Wilson Macsovits.

Guion (rhymes with “lion”) is a rainbow-colored lion who stands out in a world of black and white. He wants to find a way to bring back the color, but how? While on his quest, Guion encounters a variety of animals, each struggling with a unique problem. Always kind and friendly, he does his best to help.

To his delight, Guion eventually discovers that every time he helps someone, a little much-needed color comes back into the world.

Rebecca Wilson Macsovits approaches life with a sense of adventure and continually seeks out new people, information, and challenges to keep her invigorated. Although the majority of her career has been spent in marketing, her true creative spirit launched after the birth of her first child and continues to be cultivated by all three of her children, ages eight and under. To help balance her career and creativity, Rebecca runs marathons and also boxes.

Rebecca’s oldest son, Guion, who has Down syndrome, inspired her first children’s book. He brings a tremendous amount of joy to his family, and Rebecca regularly witnesses his siblings asking him for help because they know he is able to give it. She doesn’t want others to discount his abilities just because he’s different. Rebecca hopes her first book, Guion the Lion, will encourage young people to give and receive help from others who don’t look exactly like them – this is what makes our big world such a welcoming and colorful place.

For more, please visit the website: www.Guionthelion.com

Guion the Lion: A Colorful World
Inspire On Purpose
ISBN-13: 978-1-941782-02-6

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