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Newsroom Dispute Turns Violent In Yellow, A Journalism Thriller

Trish Stevens
Anna Lee Simpson
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
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Newsroom Dispute Turns Violent In Yellow, A Journalism Thriller

A principled news director, a ruthless female television manager known as The Barracuda and a corporate manager with a gambling addiction set the stage for a thriller where manipulation of the news for personal gain trumps journalistic integrity.

Yellow, by Jeanne Charters, takes readers into a newsroom of the 1980s at the highest-rated television station in Pennsylvania. Finley Smith is its news director. When she learns from her top reporter that the Pennsylvania Governor has hired a mob-owned construction company to repair a bridge in Pittsburgh, she plans to report it. Her unscrupulous station manager orders her to “leave it alone.” But when a reporter’s probe reveals dangerous truths about the construction company’s shoddy work, Finley opts to buck the system and run the stories. This sets in motion a deadly dispute.

Although Finley’s reputation is irreproachable, making it difficult to fire her, the station manager and corporate president conspire to have her eliminated.

Between the covers of Yellow, Charters expertly weaves a suspenseful web of ambition-fueled deceit, financial desperation and corruption that ultimately culminates in a grisly crime. A veteran of broadcast television, Charters draws from her own experiences to inform the character development and story arc, lending authenticity to every page.

Will Finley Smith emerge with the truth — and her life — intact?

Born in small-town Ohio, author Jeanne Charters is a veteran of the broadcast television industry. The former Vice President of Marketing for Viacom TV began her career in radio and TV marketing, where she proved to be an expert at writing and producing effective television campaigns. Her talents caught the eye of Viacom Television, and when they approached her with the position of Vice President of Marketing, she jumped at the opportunity. She would later open her own broadcast ad agency, Charters Marketing. For years, she traveled to television stations from New York to Hawaii, producing and placing television and radio campaigns for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. At the same time, Charters worked with select local retailers on their campaigns.

Charters grew up believing she’d be a stay-at-home mom and live in her hometown for the rest of her life, but life threw her curveballs. When her first husband took a job in Chicago, Charters experienced culture shock of the highest order. After four children and a divorce, Charters ended up in Albany, New York, where she met and married Matt Restivo, her husband of 35 years and counting. When it came time to retire, Jeanne and Matt moved to Asheville, NC, and she began writing in earnest: columns for magazines and newspapers and finally, novels.

To learn more, please visit jeannecharters.com or connect with her on Facebook at Shanty Gold or at Jeanne Charters, or on Twitter at Write that Story.

Yellow (TV News Corrupted by Political Muscle)
Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Release Date: August 2019
ISBN-10: 1624205046
ISBN-13: 978-1624205040
Available from Amazon.com; BarnesandNoble.com; all other online retailers; Malaprops Book Sellers, Asheville, NC; the Book House, Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY; and other places where great books are sold.

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Deep Flavors Offers Deliciously Reimagined Kosher Recipes

Trish Stevens
Kathleen Jenson
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
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ascotmedia.com
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Deep Flavors Offers Deliciously Reimagined Kosher Recipes

Lovers of kosher cuisine as well as non-Jewish foodies and vegetarians will find an abundance of tempting and unusual recipes between the covers of Deep Flavors: A Celebration of Recipes for Foodies in a Kosher Style from Kenneth M. Horwitz.

Between the covers of Deep Flavors, Horwitz combines his hunger for cooking with his passion for making international and regional favorites accessible for home cooks including those who prefer to observe some or all of the rules for kosher foods.

The Texas State Fair Blue Ribbon-winning Spinach/Mushroom Lasagna, for instance, is a completely vegetarian lasagna accessible to Jews, vegetarians and foodies, with a unique twist on ingredients that gives it a complex flavor profile. Even recipes for classic foods such as brisket and roast turkey contain newly imagined taste combinations and techniques to elevate them while maintaining recognizable hallmarks of each dish.

The Beet Borscht, a family recipe from Horwitz’s grandmother, is somewhat unusual in that it is vegetarian. “A non-Jewish friend almost refused to eat it because he does not like beets; he had a third helping that evening,” Horwitz shared.

Woven throughout this eclectic anthology of Jewish family recipes and original kosher dishes are flavorful reminiscences and insights about food, sourcing ingredients and preparing meals in a kosher style — all from the perspective of a southern Jew.

Horwitz’s goal was to create recipes that are easy to read and easily followed by anyone with a basic knowledge of cooking.

“Too many existing recipes, whether online or in print, leave out critical stages or ingredients, assuming that the reader will instinctively know what to do next,” Horwitz added.

Horwitz’s reinterpretation of traditional Jewish dishes plus other regional and international favorites delivers a diverse menu of recipes that will appeal to broad audiences everywhere — Jewish and otherwise.

Author Ken Horwitz has spent 51 years as a CPA and lawyer in a general tax and transaction practice, where he developed a creative and focused approach to finding and fixing problems — a skill that translates well to the development and modification of recipes based on traditional (and nontraditional) family favorites.

His professional drive and the care given to his work have earned him multiple awards, including the Honorary Fellow for a lifetime of distinguished service and the 2017 Chairperson of the Year by the Texas Society of CPA’s. Currently residing in Dallas, Texas, Horwitz enjoys sharing his passion for cooking with his wife and his children’s families. Horwitz believes that one of the highest compliments he has received came from a longstanding client who uses numerous lawyers. He said, “Ken, you are the only lawyer we use whose work we have not had to fix.” Horwitz’s goal is for Deep Flavors to reach that same standard.

To learn more, please visit www.deepflavorscookbook.com or follow the author on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kenneth.horwitz.73.
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Deep Flavors
Publisher: Inspire on Purpose
Release Date: October 1, 2019
ISBN-13 978-1-941782-51-4
ISBN-10: 1-941782-51-5
Available from Amazon.com

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Take Charge Of Your Heart Health Immediately: Be Heart Smart

Trish Stevens
Liz Chase
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
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Take Charge Of Your Heart Health Immediately: Be Heart Smart

Numbers don’t lie, and they’re staggering: Every 43 seconds, an American succumbs to coronary heart disease — that’s 2,000 lives a day. Some knew they had unhealthy hearts. Some didn’t recognize the early warning signs. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the No.1 killer of both men and women in the United States, and if you’ve been diagnosed with CHD or suffered a heart attack in the past, this book could save your life.
Be Heart Smart: Understand, Treat, and Prevent Coronary Heart Disease from cardiologist Waqar Khan, MD, MPH, is a comprehensive guide to CHD that answers your questions and offers easy-to-follow advice for preventing heart attacks and keeping your heart in tip-top shape. It’s a valuable resource to turn to whenever you have questions — like having your own personal cardiologist on call.
Using stories from real patients combined with the latest evidence-based science, Dr. Khan provides potentially life-saving insights, including:
• What CHD is and how it affects the body
• What the real risk factors are
• How to recognize different types of heart attacks and their warning signs
• What to expect from a cardiologist visit and understanding the diagnosis pro-cess
• Commonly prescribed medications and their side effects
• The latest advancements in surgical and non-surgical interventions to open clogged arteries and prevent heart attacks
• Simple approaches to eating better, exercising, smoking cessation and weight loss
Dr. Khan also debunks 10 common myths about what causes heart attacks, includes a glossary of commonly used medical terms and shares online resources that can help you with everything from assessing your risk level and setting health goals to cooking heart-supportive meals.
Written in easy-to-understand language, Be Heart Smart will help you (and your loved ones) gain a better understanding of CHD and give you the knowledge you need to take charge of your heart health, lower your risk of future coronary events and keep your heart happy for years to come.
Author Waqar Khan, MD, MPH, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist in the greater Houston area and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is an affiliate faculty member in the department of cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khan received his medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Pakistan and a Master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston. He completed his cardiology training at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and St. Eliza-beth’s Medical Center-Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He has been in prac-tice for over 20 years and has dedicated his career to treating and advising patients to im-prove their heart health.

To learn more, visit www.hearthealthbooks.com or connect with Dr. Khan on Twitter at @HeartHealthBook or on Facebook at Be Heart Smart by Dr. Waqar Khan.

Be Heart Smart
Publisher: Heart Health Books
ISBN-10: 9781732268609
ISBN-13: 978-1732268609
Available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com

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“The World’s Most Expensive Jacket (Ten Million Dollars),” Designed By Farrah Gray And Diamond Extraordinaire Peter Marco

Trish Stevens
Shelby Morrison
Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Phone
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“The World’s Most Expensive Jacket (Ten Million Dollars),” Designed By Farrah Gray And Diamond Extraordinaire Peter Marco

“The world’s most expensive jacket is here! Valued at ten million dollars, it was first revealed in a private unveiling in Beverly Hills, CA, on February 18, 2019,” says designer Farrah Gray. The unveiling took place at Peter Marco’s world-renowned, extraordinary jewelry store on the world-famous, ultra-posh Rodeo Drive. It’s stunning, to say the least!

The jacket is available at Peter Marco’s Extraordinary Jewels, 252 North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA. This diamond bejeweled jacket was designed and created with award-winning fashion designer Farrah Gray, and this beautiful jacket is a piece of art, bedazzling over 460 carats of flawless diamonds. It is a piece that will never be reproduced!

The world’s most beautiful trendsetters and tastemakers who can appreciate it, nicknamed it “The One.” It is constructed of 100% black python leather, featuring a posh, silk interior lining. This beautiful and handsome jacket is handmade using the finest of quality materials and fabric. “Sewn together with 99% GIA certified diamonds by Peter Marco, it is truly a one-of-a-kind art installation and jacket for the fashion extraordinaire with ten million dollars to spare!” says Gray.

“The jacket can be worn by the opulent man or woman who yearns for quality, taste and extravagant, stunning works of art when rubbing shoulders with their elite colleagues. It sets a new world record and a new standard of high couture fashion and wearable art.”

Viewings are by appointment only. A percentage of the proceeds will go to several charitable organizations chosen by the purchaser. It is available now, exclusively at Peter Marco Beverly Hills. “And it is the first of its kind in any line of diamond bejeweled jackets in the world,” adds Gray.

For more information, visit or follow Farrah Gray and Peter Marco on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/petermarco90210 and www.instagram.com/farrahgray_ .

Interviews are available upon request with Farrah Gray and Peter Marco who will be accompanied by the ten million dollar bejeweled jacket.

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Former NFL Star Shares Empowering Story In SuperVan Tackles Cancer

Trish Stevens
Shelby Morrison
Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Phone
news@ascotmedianews.com
www.ascotmedia.com

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Former NFL Star Shares Empowering Story In SuperVan Tackles Cancer

Van Johnson was a typical 6-year-old boy who loved to play football and often dreamed that he could fly. When a routine physical revealed an anomaly, Van’s dreams of flying were sidelined and replaced by the hope that one day he would be well enough again to return to the football field.

A cancer diagnosis at age 6 is unthinkable, but in reality, nearly 16,000 children under 19 receive a cancer diagnosis each year in the United States.

SuperVan Tackles Cancer is the heartwarming story of young Van’s cancer journey. Written by cancer survivor and former NFL star Dominic “Billy” Austin, SuperVan is the first install-ment of Austin’s Tackle Cancer series, which shares inspirational stories of kids just like Van Johnson. Austin believes that within every child lies a superhero with the power to beat can-cer, and through his Tackle Cancer series, he gives kids a powerful voice to share their sto-ries and let other children fighting cancer know that they are not alone.

SuperVan Tackles Cancer is an empowering tale of courage, hope and strength; of digging deep inside to harness your superpowers; and of using those powers to wage the battle of a lifetime. It is a story that will inspire other children to seek their inner superheroes to over-come life’s obstacles.

Author Dominic “Billy” Austin, a former cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts, graduated from Kempner High School in Sugarland, Texas, where he was an academic and athletic stand-out. At the University of New Mexico, he was named all-conference defensive back his sophomore, junior and senior years.

Following his diagnosis of stage III non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma just before his 39th birthday, Austin launched Tackles4Cancer, a nonprofit organization with two primary missions: to as-sist young cancer patients with transportation to and from their lifesaving treatments and to infuse young readers with faith that they have what it takes to beat cancer. Proceeds from SuperVan benefit Tackles4Cancer.

Now cancer-free, Austin has hosted over 20 events with celebrities and has been featured as an inspirational figure for Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD Foundation (https://www.beyonce.com/inspiration-dominic-austin/). Austin currently resides in Houston. Visit him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/supervantacklescancer/ and on Instagram at @tackles4cancer.

Super Van Tackles Cancer
Release Date: November 2018
ISBN-10: 0578211890
ISBN-13: 978-0578211893
Available from Amazon.com

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True Tale Of Not-So-Ordinary Upbringing Will Inspire Others To Live Life Courageously

Trish Stevens
Vincent Cole
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
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281.333.3507 Phone

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True Tale Of Not-So-Ordinary Upbringing Will Inspire Others
To Live Life Courageously

Meet Michaela: She’s the girl next door, except that “next door” happens to be a rickety 27-foot Fifth-Wheel Trailer with no electricity or running water parked in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It all went south — or north, technically — in the summer of 1992 following an economic collapse that left her family on the brink of broke.

Teetering on Disaster from Michaela Renee Johnson is the often humorous, always brutally honest, true story of a family of five that must give up any reality they’ve ever known to carve out a new one they’ve never imagined. Caught in the middle is pre-teen Michaela, and for her, the timing couldn’t be worse. As she navigates her way through adolescence — shaving her legs for the first time in the frigid water of an irrigation ditch — she gains profound wisdom about her family, the world around her and her own ability to thrive in the face of life’s inconveniences.

But the effects of her unorthodox upbringing don’t end at adulthood, and Teetering takes readers along as a grown Michaela stumbles upon a few “Mr. Right Nows,” gets divorced in her twenties, and ends up right back where she started: a small mountain town in the middle of nowhere.

Teetering on Disaster is a candid, authentic tale that will make readers laugh out loud and cry — sometimes at the same time.

Award-winning author Michaela Renee Johnson is a licensed psychotherapist and small business owner who hosts the weekly podcast, Be You Find Happy, which features real conversations about life and happiness. She lives in Northern California with her husband and son. Her homestead includes fish, chickens, ducks, a Golden Retriever (Dennis), an Australian Shepherd (Walter) and a rescue cat named Stilly.

She enjoys traveling and has visited 19 countries; she loves the ocean and everything in it. She rarely finds herself without an activity, whether it be hiking, yoga, tinkering in the gar-den, golfing, reading or spending time outside. She loves poetic quotes and all things meta-physical. To learn more about the author, visit www.michaelarenee.com or connect with her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/usjohnsons/.

Teetering on Disaster
Publisher: MJ Innovations
Release Date: January 2019
ISBN-13: 978-0578430805
ISBN-10: 0578430800
Available from Amazon.com

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CAREGIVING Hope And Health For Caregiving Families

Trish Stevens
Kim Weiss
Director of Communications
HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher
3201 SW 15 Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(800) 851-9100 ext. 9212
kim.weiss@hcibooks.com
www.hcibooks.com/trade

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CAREGIVING Hope And Health For Caregiving Families

After a life-threatening accident stopped her completely in her tracks a few years ago, author Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse and her family came to truly understand that we are all one event from a lifestyle change.

Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter clearly illustrated the importance of this when she said: “There are only four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers; those who currently are caregivers; those who will be caregivers; and those who will need caregivers.” Hence, the new book by Cruse with Patrick Egan has arrived, Caregiving: Hope and Health for Caregiving Families (ISBN: 9780757321931 – May 2019 — $14.95). While some people choose to take care of loved ones after they can no longer take care of themselves, many others must do so for a myriad of other reasons, often financial. It can be a crisis situation, such as an accident, or the long-term effects of aging. In any case, the days are often long and draining—both for the family care-giver and the paid professional—and the choices to be made are often confusing, difficult, and daunting.

Filled with practical, easily implementable advice, this illuminating book helps readers sort through the puzzle that forms the caregiving world. Topics include: identifying the roles of caregivers; dealing with burnout; finding ways to compartmentalize and separate without guilt; using technology to make life easier; building bridges through teamwork; downsizing; and navigating end-of-life issues. The first book to provide stories from the perspective of both caregiver and caree, it enables caregivers to better understand their fears and feelings. The result is a positive, unified approach to care.

About the Authors:

Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse is the founding Chairperson of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, and founder of Onsite Workshops. She has written 19 books translated into 13 languages, and broke ground and fostered a movement with her works, Another Chance: Hope and Health for the Alcoholic Family and Learning to Love Yourself. Sharon has traveled the world and developed programs in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada, and has appeared on The Phil Donahue Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Larry King Show, as well as in multiple media events.

Patrick Egan is a caregiving “gentrepreneur” and the caregiver for his parents who live in a senior community nearby. He is the founder of NurturingNet, a company that helps others use technology in a way that enhances and adds fun to the caregiver experience. A former VP of Human Resources for the Global HealthCare Exchange that was created by industry-leading health care firms including Medtronic, GE, Johnson and Johnson, Abbott and Baxter International. He holds a BA in Communications from the University of Colorado and an MBA in Management from the College of St. Thomas.

Caregiving: Hope and Health for Caregiving Families
By Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse with Patrick Egan
ISBN: 9780757321931 –- May 2019 — $14.95
Available wherever books are sold.

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