Blogger’s Books: Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

Today I am featuring a non-fiction book from American writer, Maryanne.

Here is her own short bio.

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an international author, award-winning journalist, and public speaker. Her latest book “Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Here” can be found in Barnes & Noble bookstores.
She is the sole proprietor of her home-based business “Pear Tree Enterprises” (www.peartreeenterprises.com). She works as an editor, ghost writer, and public speaker.
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta received a medal for “Best Speaker” at Toastmasters International. She was awarded Toastmasters Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding performance and valued contribution to Toastmasters District 83 Annual 2019 Conference.
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta resides in New Jersey, with her husband, Dennis, and their beloved cats.

This is her book blurb for “Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Hero”

What’s holding you back from being the extraordinary person you were created to be?
Inspirational author and speaker Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta walks you through ten steps you can start taking today to elevate your life to next-level joy, success, and contentment. A survivor of intense bullying, Maryanne shares her hard-won wisdom to empower you to embrace your uniqueness, connect with the people who deserve you, and cultivate the courage to create the life you’ve always wanted.
You’ll learn how to love, respect, and advocate for yourself so you can become your own superhero–no cape required!

Here is an Amazon link that you can use to find out more, and buy a copy if you wish to do so.

Maryanne is also running workshops based on her book, and you can find out more about those from this link.

I am also giving workshops based on the book. The link is here: https://courses.allfalfa.com/en/listings/975347-be-extraordinary-10-ways-to-become-your-own-hero
The Workshops are $40 per class, but if someone is struggling due to lay-offs because of covid, I will get them in FREE!

Please try to find time to welcome Maryanne to our great community.

Blogger’s Books: Jack Eason

I have featured Suffolk-based blogger and writer Jack Eason here before, with his excellent novel ‘Race Against Time’. Now I am happy to get the chance to promote his latest book, which is on sale for just 0.99p, and free for Kindle Unlimited users.

This is the synopsis.

A science-fiction story with a difference.

Apart from chronicling the ultimate change of life for a select few individuals, it questions all accepted ideas by closeminded academics that leave no room for alternative thinking by some among their number.

It is also about a woman born ten years after the Romans left Britannia forever and a man born in the twentieth century.

Add to that everything that is currently environmentally wrong with our planet today, and you have all the necessary ingredients for an enthralling tale.

You can find out more about Jack and his other books by following the links below. Please try to find time to support another one of the great writers in our community.

https://whizbuzz.wordpress.com/2020/01/14/the-magisters-jack-eason/
https://www.facebook.com/jack.eason.18?fref=ts

Here is a link to Jack’s blog, where you can find out more, and read his many interesting articles.
https://havewehadhelp.wordpress.com/

Blogger’s Books: Elizabeth Holland

I am very pleased to feature a new book by British blogger and writer, Liz Holland.

Here is her own short bio.

Elizabeth Holland is a keen writer of romance novels. She enjoys the escapism of picking up a book and transporting yourself into a new world. With her mind bursting with lots of different stories Elizabeth is exploring the world of self-publishing her novels.

The Balance Between Life and Death is Elizabeth’s first novella. Elizabeth suffers with anxiety. She wanted her first novella to focus on mental health (with a side helping of romance). This story is a reminder that you never know what someone else is going through.

This is her new book, self-published during lockdown.

Liz has also provided a synopsis for us.

“Nothing but our happiness should dictate what we do with our lives”

Prue Clemonte loves history. When Prue returns to Ivy Hatch after her grandmother’s death she has no idea just how much the village’s history is about to change her life. With endless secrets and ancient feuds Prue must uncover memories to discover the village’s history.

As Prue inherits The Vintage Bookshop of Memories she discovers a diary which details her mother’s thoughts, memories and secrets. The shop is like stepping in to her mother’s mind and Prue is determined to restore the shop. However, with a village full of people against her can Prue win them over and honour her mother’s memory, whilst trying to discover the truth about the past?

Prue won’t let a village full of people who hate her stop her from living her life and being happy. With the help of Elliot Harrington Prue is determined to win the village over and make herself a life back home in Ivy Hatch. However, she soon begins to realise that she’s lost herself in her quest for the truth. As Prue battles to find herself can she save the bookshop, whilst also stopping the village from ruining her life? There’s also Elliot Harrington, handsome and perfect and yet their relationship is doomed from the start.

If this sounds like something you would enjoy, then please use one of the following links to find out more, and to buy your own copy.

The links for different countries are below, I will also add a ‘relinks’ link which automatically directs people to their country.
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B089NYWFGM
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089NYWFGM
DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B089NYWFGM
ES: https://www.amazon.es/dp/B089NYWFGM
IT: https://www.amazon.it/dp/B089NYWFGM
NL: https://www.amazon.nl/dp/B089NYWFGM
JP: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B089NYWFGM
BR: https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B089NYWFGM
CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B089NYWFGM
MX: https://www.amazon.com.mx/dp/B089NYWFGM
AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B089NYWFGM
IN: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B089NYWFGM
http://www.relinks.me/B089NYWFGM
My book is also available for free on Kindle Unlimited.

If you would like to read more about Liz on her blog, then here is a link to that.
https://anxietyandliz.com/

Please take some time to welcome Liz to my blog. She is a long-term follower, and a great member of our community.

Quote: Oscar Wilde

The last post about Gil Scott-Heron’s quote made me think about my all-time favourite quote, from Oscar Wilde.

I read this in my early teens, and it resonated with me so much, I have remembered it my whole life. He didn’t actually say it in conversation, but he wrote it as a line in one of his plays, ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’.

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”