Scenes Everlasting and Other Essaysis a bestselling collection of inspirational short stories based on Connie Perez’s life experiences as a daughter, wife, mother, sister, and friend. From childhood to parenthood, from losing loved ones to having breakfast with Mother Teresa, from baseball to God Almighty, these bits of memoir are uplifting and thought-provoking reflections that take the reader on a journey filled with laughter, tears, friendship and faith.
Perspective, humor, life lessons, and spiritual growth is just some of what awaits the reader in this rich gathering of shorts filled with outer reality and inner sensibility.
The book sale proceeds for Scenes Everlasting go to benefit two charities. Perez is donating the royalties to Autism Speaks and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, “Two charities with a great mission statement and track record of helping numerous children,” says Perez.
About the Author
Connie C. Perez was born in Havana, Cuba. When she was six, her family exiled to Spain and later moved to the United States. She was raised in Miami, where she lives with her husband and two children, and works in the legal field. She studied journalism and creative writing at Miami Dade College and later at the University of Florida in Gainesville. During her summers off from school, she worked as a missionary in the Dominican Republic. She has a passion for writing, and founded and maintains a popular blog, Rx for the Soul, dedicated to the meaningful things in life. She enjoys traveling and is an avid photographer. For over 30 years, she has volunteered her Saturdays teaching religion at her community church.
David Altshuler has spent the last thirty years of his life
listening to kids and listening to school counselors and listening to
parents. David’s visited colleges and boarding schools and wilderness
programs and then spent more time listening to kids and listening to
school counselors and listening to parents. After 30 years of listening,
David’s finally ready to talk. What he wants to talk about are the
things he’s learned over those 30 years and how they can make parenting
easier for you. David has heard all the questions but admits he doesn’t
have all the answers. What he does have is a really good understanding
of kids and parents and what they need to do to get along and flourish.
Raising Healthy Kids In An Unhealthy World is a collection of stories,
observations, and proven techniques that can make your life — and the
lives of your children — better.
Advertising industry pioneer and innovator Phyllis Green and her inspirational and motivational autobiography, Fired at 50: A Survivor's Guide to Prosperity, a narrative that follows her career from the corporate heights of network television to its descent into the unemployment line and finally to the heights of entrepreneurial success, along the way providing significant hands-on survival tactics on how to succeed under any circumstances.
This event will include an introduction and an interactive dialogue with the editor Margarita Pardo Abrishami.
About the Author
A veteran producer, network sales manager and advertising executive, Phyllis Green is hailed as an industry pioneer for bridging the gap between the worlds of retail and TV advertising. Green began her career working at a 250-watt radio station in Trenton, New Jersey. A year later, she landed a job as “Weekend Weather Girl” at WCKT-TV, Miami, now WSVN-TV. She climbed the TV career ladder with jobs at Indianapolis and Boston TV affiliates, and ultimately became the first woman sales manager at ABC-TV’s flagship station in New York City. After a promotion to ABC-TV network, her star rose as she brought major retailers to TV. Misfortune struck when she was suddenly fired by Capital Cities who acquired the network–changing her world overnight. In 1986 Green merged her experience in the worlds of advertising and television by founding Green Advertising. The agency is now one of the most respected advertising agencies in the state of Florida. In 1999, Green Advertising was acquired by Pace Advertising, a WPP company. WPP is the world's largest marketing and communication agency. Today, Green serves as Chairman of Green Advertising, the parent company of GreenAd.com; Stalder/Green Advertising in Orlando, and VidPop Productions, a video production complex in Boca Raton.
This is the true story of a woman, who having had been away from the lord for forty years , one night went to sleep and had an out of body experience, A skeptic in search for answers. When a Second out of body experience happened, she knew time was running out. This is the story of A Second Chance, A Spiritual Experience that transformed her Life.
About the Author
Myrna Raquel Quiles, was born in Puerto Rico and raised in NewYork. Has a Beautiful Daughter and a Loving Husband. Myrna is a Nurse and a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager in the State of Florida.
Dramatic history, lush scenery, and a colorful cast transport us to the time of Cuba's turning point - the late 1950s
against the tropical landscape of Cuba's countryside and the glamour of
1950s Havana, this moving story of Cuban life at a pivotal time in the
country's rich history will resonate with anyone who has experienced the
loss of family or homeland.
It is 1958, the last year of Fulgencio
Batista's dictatorship. Mike, the son of Don Miguel, a wealthy land
owner and rancher, is summoned home from his MBA studies in the United
States because of his father's failing health. Still recovering from the
loss of his wife, Mike's return is an immediate tonic for Don Miguel.
Caught between his family obligations and his desire to pursue his own
dreams, Mike quickly finds himself succumbing to his father's desire for
him to take over the responsibilities of running the family ranch.
Mike settles back into the life he was groomed for, Don Miguel,
reinvigorated, spends more and more time socializing in Havana. Changes
are happening everywhere. The government is encroaching on civil
liberties and social and political upheaval is in the air. There are
rumblings about Castro's guerillas organizing in the mountains. On the
ranch, long-time employees of Don Miguel resent the changes that Mike is
making, setting the stage for a confrontation that change the lives of
With evocative language, vibrant characters, and
explosive history My Lost Cubapull us into fascinating time and place-. It is a memorable family saga, love story and political tale.
About the Author
Celso Gonzalez-Falla was born in Cuba in 1935 and
studied law. He became an activist fighting against the increasing
restrictions put in place by Fidel Castro. In 1961 he had to leave Cuba
as a political exile. Celso Gonzalez-Falla (Corpus Christi, TX) is
active in both business and philanthropy in the United States. He, along
with his wife, founded The Gilman and Gonzales-Falla Theater Foundation
and he is Chairman of the Board of the Aperture Foundation.
Magic and romance battle each other in this much anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The School for Good and Evil.
Best friends Sophie and Agatha return to the spectacular world where
the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Together, they
have the strength to face unseen enemies and new threats. But what will
happen when they are torn apart?
In the epic sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The School for Good and Evil, Sophie and Agatha are home, living out their Ever After. But life isn't quite the fairy tale they expected.
When Agatha secretly wishes she'd chosen a different happy ending, she
reopens the gates to the School for Good and Evil. But the world she and
Sophie once knew has changed.
Witches and princesses, warlocks and princes are no longer enemies. New
bonds are forming; old bonds are being shattered. But underneath this
uneasy arrangement, a war is brewing and a dangerous enemy rises. As
Agatha and Sophie battle to restore peace, an unexpected threat could
destroy everything, and everyone, they love—and this time, it comes from
Soman Chainani has created a spectacular world that Newbery
Honor-winning author Ann M. Martin calls "a fairy tale like no other,
complete with romance, magic, and humor that will keep you turning pages
until the end."
About the Author
Soman Chainani's first novel, The School for Good and Evil, debuted on the New York Times
bestseller list, has been translated into languages across six
continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal
As a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University's MFA Film
Program, Soman has made films that have played at over 150 festivals
around the world, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear
Lake, New Draft, the CAPE Foundation, the Shasha Grant, and the Sun
Valley Writers' Fellowship.
When he's not telling stories, Soman is a die-hard tennis player who
never lost a first-round match for ten years . . . until he started
writing The School for Good and Evil. Now he loses all the time.