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Doctor Emerges From Losing Wife To Dementia To Share Compelling Story

Trish Stevens
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Doctor Emerges From Losing Wife To Dementia To Share Compelling Story

Those who have emerged from the experience of caring for and losing a spouse or parent to dementia understand well how difficult the journey is. But for those whose loved one has just been diagnosed, Dr. Donald Hricik’s Lynne’s Last Christmas: A Battle With Dementia may be a helpful companion to have for the difficult journey ahead.

Lynne Hricik was diagnosed with the disease at age 64, and shortly after her death, Dr. Hricik penned Lynne’s Last Christmas within a few weeks as both a way of dealing with his and his family’s grief and to provide information about the disease and about caring for someone with dementia.

“I truly hope this book will provide some comfort to the many others who are caring for someone with this awful thing called dementia. You are not alone,” says Dr. Hricik.

In Lynne’s Last Christmas, Dr. Hricik recalls the last four years of his wife’s life during which she suffered memory loss and frequent falls. He also discusses the impact of her illness upon his children and close friends, and actually debated whether to have his children read the manuscript before it was published. All agreed that they should. “They cried when they read the final draft, but in sharing their thoughts, it brought back memories—both the good times and the bad times—we’d had during Lynne’s life,” he said.

The author also goes into detail about the condition itself. Dementia, he explains, isn’t a specific disease but rather a term that captures the group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills. Though sometimes confused with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia is the overall group of which Alzheimer’s makes up 60-80 percent of cases.

Dr. Hricik is currently Alzheimer’s disease at Case Western Reserve University and served as the Chief of Nephrology and Hypertension at University Hospital’s Cleveland Medical Center from 1993 to 2017. His research interests have focused on complications of immunosuppression and immune monitoring of kidney transplant recipients. He has published more than 180 articles and books, and 35 book chapters.

Royalties from the book are being donated to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and to the University Hospitals of Cleveland Hospice Service.

To read more about Dr. Hricik, please visit: https://dhricik.wixsite.com/website-1.

Lynne’s Last Christmas: A Battle With Dementia
Kindle Direct Publishing
Released: December 4, 2018
ISBN-10: 1790751403
ISBN-13: 978-1790751402
Available from Amazon.com

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Ultra-Marathoner Inspires Others With Story Of Recovery And Resilience

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Main/Office
832.334.2733 Cell
tstevens@ascotmediagroup.com
www.ascotmedia.com

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Ultra-Marathoner Inspires Others With Story Of Recovery And Resilience

David Clark has achieved unimaginable success in the ul-tramarathon world, having run more than 100 races, including the Leadville 100-Mile Trail Run and the Hardrock 100. It’s hard to imagine that 13 years ago, this elite athlete weighed more than 320 pounds and struggled with addictions to alcohol and prescription drugs. His story is one of a remarkable transformation — physically, mentally and spiritually.

From barely finishing his first 5k to running 100 miles in less than 18 hours, Clark shatters the notion that the front of the pack is a birthright in his raw, inspirational new release, Broken Open: Mountains, Demons, Treadmills and A Search for Nirvana.

Between the covers of Broken Open, Clark shares his stories of taking running to the ex-treme edges of his physical and spiritual breaking points. Among his many remarkable adven-tures, Clark talks about doing 10 epic events in one year to celebrate his 10th year of sobriety. This mind-bending year of running included completing the Boston Marathon four times in one day, running 343 laps around a high school track and running 48 hours on a treadmill. Readers will feel like they are running alongside him as he navigates his vision quest — all the while hallucinating and breaking from reality in one of the most epic Badwater 135 race experiences ever told.

Clark’s story is unfiltered, honest and pure adrenaline-laden inspiration as he shares his unique brand of Americana and Heavy Metal Buddhism. Broken Open has far more to offer than just miles travelled and mountains climbed. It’s about trying to find a way station of bal-ance between worlds of extremes. It’s about running to create a legacy and develop inner strength. After reading Broken Open, readers will never doubt how strong they can be, how much they can endure, or whether or not they are capable of finding true happiness.

David Clark lives just outside of Boulder, CO., where he is a father of three, an accomplished endurance athlete, a practicing Buddhist and a die-hard New York Rangers fan. He is also the author of the bestselling book Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery and the host of the WeAreSuperman podcast.

Clark has been featured on CBS, ABC, ESPN, Runners World, Men’s Health and many other national media outlets. He has been sober since 2005 and addresses audiences on a range of topics, including how to become an unstoppable force of happiness; how to move past trauma, grief and loss; why politics is America’s newest addiction; how what we eat fits into our ability to be happy; weight loss; addiction; and American Libertarian Buddhism.

To watch Clark’s appearance on The Doctors, please visit
https://youtu.be/f46fpksCSuI.

Broken Open: Mountains, Demons, Treadmills and A Search for Nirvana
Release Date: February 2019
ISBN-10: 1794630554
ISBN-13: 978-1794630550
Available exclusively from Amazom.com

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Some Of The World’s Happiest People Share This Trait: They Live Every Aspect Of Life With Purpose

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Some Of The World’s Happiest People Share This Trait: They Live Every Aspect Of Life With Purpose

We have only one life so there’s no time to be stuck doing something we hate and regretting it later. Craig Sroda’s new book, The Ultimate Manual, is both motivating and inspirational; providing simple steps to help readers build their own unique life plan, utilizing their natural strengths and traits, so they may accomplish their goals and live the life of their dreams—with no regrets!

Craig C. Sroda, founder and former CEO of Pinnacle of Indiana, provides actionable, step-by-step instructions for living a more purpose-driven life in The Ultimate Manual — a personal life coach in a book.

With 232 pages of clear, customizable exercises, The Ultimate Manual guides readers on a journey of discovery that will provide insight into the following areas:

• Strengths
• Emotional Intelligence
• Love Languages
• Turning Points
• Life Wheel Evaluation
• Time Usage
• Core Values
• Legacy Thinking, and more

Additionally, Sroda teaches readers how to take everything they’ve uncovered and synthesize it into a unique, one-page life plan — a dashboard of sorts to keep front and center that will help readers stay on track and accomplish their goals.

Anyone of virtually any age who is seeking purpose and looking for affirmation for their life direction will find valuable information between the covers of The Ultimate Manual that will help them live their lives on purpose — with purpose — and minimize regrets.

Author Craig Sroda’s mission is to guide people toward ways that work for them to live their lives intentionally. His goal is to influence 100,000 people to create a life plan by 2022. With the ripple effect, those 100,000 people will influence one million through their five domains of life: personal, family, vocation, community and faith.

Sroda co-founded and served as CEO of Pinnacle of Indiana — one of Indiana’s largest Microsoft partners — for 18 years. His passion is helping individuals operate in their “sweet spot”— a place where their passion and strengths intersect so they can maximize their potential. Sroda’s previous books include You in the Sweet Spot and Intentional Living and Leadership. After completing his first life plan and exposing priorities of his faith, his wife, three daughters and wanting to help others live on purpose, he sold his company. He is committed to helping others recognize their natural strengths and know their “why.”

For more information and support, please visit www.craigsroda.com.

The Ultimate Manual: The Missing Guide to Living a Meaningful Life
Released: November 2018
Available from Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=The+Ultimate+Manual&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

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Overcome Excuses, Rev Your Creative Engine And Write The Book That’s Inside You

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Friendswood, TX 77549
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832.334.2733 Cell
tstevens@ascotmediagroup.com
www.ascotmedia.com

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Overcome Excuses, Rev Your Creative Engine
And Write The Book That’s Inside You

Writing a book isn’t easy. Just ask prolific author, businesswoman and entrepreneur Ann Marie Sabath — she’s written 10 of them.

So what skills have highly productive authors mastered that enable them to put words on paper so efficiently? In Everybody Has A Book Inside Of Them: How To Bring It Out, Sabath and her army of colleagues share valuable insights, easy-to-follow guidelines and practical advice that can be put into practice immediately to help hopeful writers tap into the ideas inside them and translate those ideas into published works.

Between the covers of Everybody Has A Book Inside Of Them, Sabath expertly tackles 49 topics that cover every aspect of the writing process, including:

• How long does it take to write a book?
• Why knowing your reader is a must before you begin
• Why to stop writing while you are ahead
• What seasoned authors would tell their younger selves
• How bestselling authors structure their books

Infused with honesty, Sabath’s sense of humor and words of encouragement, Everybody Has A Book Inside Of Them will help readers get their writing engines revved, overcome common excuses and obstacles, and make the process of authoring a book easier than expected.

Ann Marie Sabath is the founder of At Ease Inc., a 32-year-old business consulting firm. In addition to Everybody Has A Book Inside Of Them, she has written nine other books that have been translated into eight languages. Her last book, What Self-Made Millionaires Do That Most People Don’t became the Spring 2018 Top Selling Business Book for Career Press. Sabath’s books have been recognized by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Inc., Condé Naste Traveler, CNN, CNBC, 20/20 and Oprah.

For more information, please visit annmariesabath.com, or follow her on Facebook (Ann Marie Sabath), Twitter (@AnnMarieSabath) or Instagram (ann_marie_sabath).

Everybody Has A Book Inside Of Them: How To Bring It Out
Publisher: Career Press
Release Date: June 13, 2019
ISBN-10: 1632651696
ISBN-13: 978-1632651693
Available from Amazon.com, indiebound.org and barnesandnoble.com

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Plans For A Quiet Island Life Took A Sharp Turn For This Animal Crusader

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Main/Office
832.334.2733 Cell
tstevens@ascotmediagroup.com
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Plans For A Quiet Island Life Took A Sharp Turn For This Animal Crusader

Rose’s lifelong dream was to move with her husband and her pottery studio to a Caribbean island, enjoying her morning coffee on the beach and taking her ocean-inspired ideas back to her studio. Her husband would make use of the skills he honed in restaurants in a more laid-back, ocean-side setting. Isla Mujeres, a little island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, seemed to fit the bill. But, oh, were they in for a surprise.

What they encountered after their move was an island overrun with starving, neglected and abused dogs and cats—unsterilized, unwanted animals that wander the streets and are considered a threat to the community’s health. Their unchecked breeding brought more and more puppies into a world where they’d be destined for the same miserable life. Rose couldn’t sit by and watch, and soon started helping in whatever way she could.

Rose’s experiences reflect the real-life journey of author Alison Sawyer Current, who began rescuing in 2001. Her valiant efforts to help dogs and cats grew into the nonprofit Isla Animals, which offers low-to-no cost veterinary care, arranges adoptions, and runs owner education to help whittle the number of animals destined for the same existence.

The problems Alison encountered were numerous. There are no veterinarians in the area so most of the animals are never vaccinated or treated for parasites. The average dog is thin, mangy, and tick and flea infested. Needless to say, they are not welcome inside the home so even dogs that have an owner are subject to the same conditions as street dogs. Since most of the people can’t afford a car, and taxi drivers refuse to pick up passengers with dogs, they have no way to get to a veterinarian… and the cycle just goes on and on.

Readers of The Dog Lady experience a world very different than their own, and see and feel a part of Mexico they could never have imagined. They get to share the journey of Rose, whose life takes an uncharted course into unknown territory, and experience the passion that changed a life forever.

Alison is a recipient of The Doris Day Animal Kindred Spirit Award, and in 2007 she was invited to Mexico City for the first Forum on Small Animal Overpopulation in Mexico. To date, Sawyer has spayed or neutered more than 12,000 animals and promoted adoptions in Mexico, the United States and Canada.

To learn more about Isla Animals or to find out how to support their programs, please visit the website www.islaanimals.org or join the over 37,000 followers on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/IslaAnimals.

The Dog Lady of Mexico
Released: November 2018
ISBN-10: 0578413809
ISBN-13: 978-0578413808
Available from Amazon.com

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Inspiring Story Captures Heart And Soul Of Young Abe Lincoln

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Main/Office
832.334.2733 Cell
tstevens@ascotmediagroup.com
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Inspiring Story Captures Heart And Soul Of Young Abe Lincoln

When Abe Lincoln arrived in New Salem, Illinois, he was a young man who could barely sign his own name. At age 21, he admitted to only having one month of formal education, and he was desperate to learn. What happened in New Salem between 1831 and 1837 would both haunt and motivate him throughout the rest of his life.

From author Sam Rawlins comes the inspiring story, Young Lincoln of New Salem, scheduled for release in mid-April 2019. Young Lincoln follows the future president through six pivotal years on the rugged Illinois frontier, where Lincoln went from store clerk to postmaster to captain of militia in the Black Hawk War. And along the way, he entered into a life-altering romance with Ann Rutledge, and that heartbreaking relationship is explored in-depth here.

Rawlins’ quest to share an accurate depiction of a young Abe Lincoln took him to New Salem and the surrounding area. During decades of research, he pored over more than 150 written sources, including countless letters, interviews with first-party individuals and other first-party eyewitness accounts.

The immersive story makes history come alive, giving readers a glimpse of Lincoln as his contemporaries saw him, providing a fresh understanding of this man and his remarkable life.

Sam Rawlins was raised in Oklahoma and Arkansas in the late 1940s and early 1950s. An immediate interest in history became an essential part of who he was, and from the age of 12, Rawlins became inspired by the life of Abraham Lincoln.

In the 1960s, after graduating from the Army Medical Training Center in San Antonio, Texas, Rawlins served as a medic in Southeast Asia. He was able to observe the destructive effects of PTSD in patients, in friends and in himself. These life-changing experiences inspired his first book, A Return to Meadow Wood, which tells the story of a Vietnam veteran who seeks healing from PTSD and closure to painful memories.

During the last 10 years, Rawlins experienced a near-death event and a subsequent faith-inspired episode, both of which not only matured him as a human being, but also strengthened him as a writer, leading to the inspirational quality that often threads its way through his work.

For more information, please visit www.samrawlins.com.

Young Lincoln of New Salem
Yorkshire Publishing
Release Date: April 15, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-949231-95-3 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-949231-94-6 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-949231-96-0 (eBook)

Available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com

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Testimonial for Ascot Media Group from author, Steve Alten

What a wonderful testimonial we received from N.Y. Times Bestselling author, Steve Alten. Had to share. Thank you Steve!

TO: Ascot Media Group

FROM: Steve Alten, NY Times best-selling author of The MEG — the book that became a block-buster movie in 2018 starring Jason Statham.

Ascot’s untiring efforts to get publicity for the book provided great national coverage here in the USA and overseas. 

Ascot is way beyond a public relations firm…. They’re a relentless team that not only accompanied me on my journey—but made absolutely sure I crossed the finish line!

I have worked with the Ascot team on and off for at least 12 years now, using them to promote several of my books (see www.stevealten.com). I’ve tried other PR firms with big promises between times, but always returned to Ascot—realizing that they are, without a doubt, the best PR firm out there. Hands down, they are the real-deal! 

Don’t hesitate using them. They have a great reputation worldwide with authors, publishers and the media.

Steve Alten, Ed.D.

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