A children's book
Jared’s twin brother has physical and mental limitations.
Despite being born with Cerebral Palsy, Tim battles mental and physical impairments, while he strives to live a normal life. Spending a day with the brothers, will make medical conditions, such as Tim’s, easier to understand.
Do you know someone with disabilities? Basic life skills, such as getting dressed or brushing teeth can be difficult for them to do. Some people may appear a little different on the surface, but isn’t what’s on the inside that counts?
Jared’s twin brother has special limitations. Tim can barely stand and has not yet learned basic speech. He uses a wheelchair, lacking the ability to move himself.
Despite being born with Cerebral Palsy, Tim battles mental and physical impairments, while he strives to live a normal life. Whether it’s exercising weak muscles, trying to learn sign language, or merely playing with his twin, brother Jared, Tim always tries to fit in.
Best Buddies for Life is a valuable, social awareness tool. The story depicts a realistic bond of family love, tolerance and acceptance that influences a child struggling through multiple handicaps. It also portrays the hurtful actions of others who don’t understand his disabilities. The story is told through the devoted eyes of the healthy, seven-year-old, brother. The story captures the solid foundation which supports a child living with multiple impairments, and the results of a nurturing lifestyle.
Having a family member who has disabling disabilities could be a challenge for some, but spending a day with these two brothers, will make medical conditions such as Tim’s easier to understand.
How to change your life by changing your mind
Are you ready to change your life?
Are you ready to learn how to free your mind, reach your brain’s full potential, change negative thoughts into positive ones, and achieve great success?
According to the National Science Foundation, an average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day, most are negative and repetitive. The human mind is powerful. However, often limited to what you might accomplish by the restrictions of repetitive negative thoughts such as doubt, uncertainty, anger, and fear.
Neuroplasticity is the ability of your brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections and optimize its neural networks. This book teaches you how to change the way your brain works to accomplish more, even if you don’t have any experience in cognitive flexibility, neuroscience, or brain plasticity. Your thoughts alone are the keys to open the secret doors of your brain and unleash the power of neuroplasticity.
From this easy-to-follow comprehensive guide, you will learn how your brain works and adapts to changes. Learn how you can turn negative thoughts into positive ones. Learn how you can change your self-limiting beliefs and unhealthy habits. Learn how the Law of Attraction works. Learn to engage your brain in deleting the neural connections that are no longer necessary or useful, and strengthening the necessary ones. Learn how to free your mind to reach your full mental potential.
What you learn will change your life!
Hall of Fame
The authors, bloggers, reviewers and helpers of the writers' community who help and support authors for free, out of the goodness of their hearts, are rarely mentioned or appreciated.
12 people were nominated to be included in the Hall of Fame to honor them for their dedicated work of helping Indie Writers. Read about them on the page link below:
289 voters decided the 3 most helpful people of the Indie Writer's Community.
Thank you for the dedicated work you do to help authors out of the goodness of your hearts!
Jeannie, JB Richards
JB Richards is an historian and international multi-award-winning, multi-genre author who holds degrees in History and Psychology. She has published two historical fiction novels about the life of Christ, two LGBT fantasy novels, and a revenge thriller centered in Appalachia. She’s currently working on a variety of multi-genre novels and book series’.
Richards is the founder and CEO of the Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project (#IHIBRP)—providing Indie authors with free book reviews and promotional services, and the Indieverse Resource Library—a free eLibrary consisting of book-related topics and author services. She regularly hosts the #IndieBookParade—a holiday-themed Facebook event that brings together Indie authors and readers. Richards is also the editor of Indieverse Newsletter—a newsletter geared toward readers and writers.
Jeannie is a lifelong resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband of 35-years, her son, and her rambunctious but lovable pups, Ayden, and Spirit.
Jeannie helps authors on her website and Facebook page with free author services—including the Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project (#IHIBRP) and the Indieverse Resource Library (#IRL) that provides great help for authors.
People said about Jeannie:
"Jeannie reviews Indie books on her blog giving the authors great exposure and feedback with her detailed reviews. Jeannie is a phenomenal supporter of Indie authors and puts her time and efforts where her mouth is by purchasing, reading and reviewing Indie books and encouraging other authors to 'pay it forward."
"Jeannie JB Richards goes above and beyond to help new authors get read and reviewed! Even when the world is topsy-turvey, she puts others first and deserves this award."
"Several of these people I know are really good but I've never seen anyone so assiduous in helping people than Jeannie Richards."
Erika M Szabo
“The writing bug bit me on a rainy afternoon when I couldn’t find any new book to read. My daughter had enough of my moping around and snapped at me, “Mom, stop whining! If you haven’t a book to read, then write one.” Her challenge shocked me, but I started playing with the idea and I’ve been writing stories, that I like to read, ever since.”
Erika loves to dance to her own tunes and follow her dreams, introduces her story writing skills and her books that are based on creative imagination with themes such as alternate history, urban fantasy, cozy mystery, sweet romance and supernatural stories. Her children’s stories are informative, educational, and deliver moral values in a non-preachy way.
“I followed my dream to become a writer. As an artist, I paint pretty pictures with my brushes, and as a writer, I paint vivid pictures with my words.”
Erika helps authors with organizing Anthologies and group promotions in her Online Magazines, as well as giving a helping hand with tutorial videos and advice in her numerous Facebook groups.
People said about Erika:
"Erika promotes authors in her online magazine, on her website, FB pages, and creates anthologies and videos to promote groups of authors."
"Erika is one of the most supportive, enthusiastic front runners when it comes to offering other authors lifts and chances to get their work out to a wider audience. She deserves so much more credit than she gets. She leads by the example all the rest of us should copy and emulate."
"Erika possesses many talents and she never hesitates to help others. She has extraordinary professionalism in disposition, reliability, principles, and expertise."
"Always looking for new ways to help and promote authors in her magazines and videos, and invests a lot of time in organizing group promos and anthologies. She's always willing to land a helping hand when authors in the group ask for help or advice."
Carmen Baca taught high school and college English for 36 years before retiring in 2014. Her debut novel El Hermano published in April of 2017 and received finalist distinction from the NM-AZ books award program in 2018. She has published 4 more books and has 38 short publications thus far in literary magazines and anthologies.
She is a member of several Facebook writing groups, among them The Inner Circle Writers’ Group and Writers Unite where she offers insight into the writing process, publishing, and marketing, based on her experiences.
To date, she has assisted five writers to become published authors by guiding them through the process, by connecting them with editors or publishers, and by editing their manuscripts.
Carmen helps authors by connecting with them in Facebook writing groups and helping them with advice by using messenger.
People said about Carmen:
Carmen is a member of many social media groups on Facebook and Twitter, and she takes the time to help and answer questions to all who ask giving advice to all."
"Carmen has assisted five new authors to publish their first works and has edited manuscripts for a few more, free of charge."
"She mentors up and coming writers. That is the hallmark of great person as well."
"She has always taken the time to respond to any question that I have had in the writing process."
New Release by Slate R. Raven
We were happy to assist Slate throughout the publishing process of his great paranormal thriller novel. We designed the book cover, the interior of the book, assisted with publishing the eBook and print on different sites, and set up the audiobook. We also designed a new release video and a great looking website for Slate.
Best of luck and lots of sales, Slate!
Several people’s lives are cosmically interwoven by a violent game. It brings destruction and death to anyone who crosses its path. No one is safe. Where does destiny end and when does fate take over?
Jonas had been on the run since he was thirteen. A group pursued him, but he didn’t know why. Yet, he knew that if they’d ever find him, he will die. He lived a solitary life to survive until his dreams began. Each dream revealed a new piece of an ever-widening puzzle. A mystery woman haunted his slumber, drawing him closer to the destiny he knew and feared.
Tammy's life was drastically altered by an encounter in a dark alley. She had seen what no one else in the world had lived to tell about. When it was time to act, she had faltered and feared for her life. Could she tell the world what she had witnessed, and would anyone believe her? How could she live with the knowledge that made her life a living hell?
Stacey had won the lottery, and everyone wanted a piece of it. The only person she felt she could trust was her best friend, Tammy. However, Tammy began having serious problems after the terrible night in the alley. Stacey had decided to hire a bodyguard to protect them. But, before long, she developed romantic feelings for their protector, which distracted them from their main concern... keeping Tammy safe.
What will become of these people whose lives are intertwined by destiny and fate into a fierce game? With lives on the line, and devastation on the horizon is anything or anyone safe? It’s only where destiny lands that you can find The Fated.
An inspirational book by Dr. Michael Willett
Our author, artist, designer, Erika M Szabo, helped Dr. Willett throughout the entire publishing process. She designed the book cover and book interior, illustrations, and logo. Also, she created accounts for Dr. Willett on the publishing sites, got ISBNs, and assisted to self-publish his book.
“Fatherhood Fight or Flight is a riveting, impactful, thought-provoking read for all who would consider fatherhood. Dr. Michael Willet is an educator, trainer, and spiritual motivator, who passionately shares his wisdom to encourage fathers to put forth the effort to reinforce family values. If you desire to make a difference or know someone with the potential to benefit from fatherly advice, share this manual.”
—Bishop Eric P. Brown
Senior Pastor, Victory Faith Cathedral, Inc.
Vice-Presiding Bishop, Victory Deliverance Fellowship of Churches
“Dr. Michael Willett is a man full of wisdom, and he is always eager to share it with others. He knows what it is to turn tragedy into an opportunity for service.”
—Prof. Christopher Muhammad
“Our young males need proper training to become men and, ultimately, become effective fathers. Fatherhood Fight or Flight is the tool that can assure that growth process.”
—Jerald LeVon Hoover
Adjunct Prof. and Award-winning Author of My Friend, My Hero
“Dr. Michael Willett's example as a mentor, leader, martial artist, and a man of God has inspired me. I have read Man by Choice, Male by Birth and am blessed to be a father of children and surrogate father to many in the community. The truth, experience, and knowledge that I received in his first publication kept me rooted in my responsibilities as the father of my children, first and foremost. I have since grown to become a father-figure (Sensei Hunt Karate Instructor) to many in the community of Laurelton, New York. If you are looking to guide and direct the next generation of young people, I strongly recommend this book. It will be the priceless investment for your family library.”
—Jeff Hunt, Sensei
Laurelton, New York.
“Dr. Michael Willett's first book Man by Choice, Male by Birth, was a knockout. Understanding this, as I do, the wisdom his second book, Fatherhood Fight or Flight, should be equally as explosive.”
—Bishop J. K. Jefferson
Sunday Morning Manger
At Old Skool 102.9FM
Community Broadcasts, LLC
“Fatherhood Fight or Flight is an excellent tool for the countless black men that are seeking guidance on their fatherhood journey.”
Youth Development Manager
“This book has all the makings of a bestseller. Get it now!”
—Dr. Joe Jones
Ph.D. in martial arts,
61 years practicing martial arts
“We live in dangerous times because men have made children but have neglected to father them. We see our youth decimated in our community through gang violence and drug abuse. I believe with all my heart that we, as men, must find a way to engage our young men with real and positive alternatives to the false narrative that the OGs are feeding them. We have enough intellect, but the question is: do we have the will? I thank Dr. Willett for his endeavor to impact men with this clarion call.”
—Bishop Robert L. Williams
Salt of the Earth Ministries, Inc.
The Hero Book Series by Jerald LeVon Hoover
Eartha Watts Hicks
5.0 out of 5 stars A TIMELESS STORY OF BROTHERHOOD IN THE INNER-CITY
Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2018Verified Purchase
My Friend, My Hero is a much-needed tale of friendship, brotherhood, other relationship dynamics, and positive influence. Black culture chides that 'it takes a village to raise a child.' Somehow, there so few stories of the results of being nurtured by village, when and how that child emerges, and how often that child returns, gives back and uplifts the community. The focus on sports superstars is most often on their talent, ability, wealth, and bling—rarely the struggle, sacrifices, personal responsibilities, commitment to excellence, drive, and restraint. And how often are these precious stories in books written about young black boys? Those within the nucleus of youth sports know the support system that needs to be in place to shape individual players into a team and drive that team to victory. My Friend, My Hero beautifully captures that dynamic with edge-of-the-seat intrigue, as the dangers Bennett faced, pop up one after the other. This is an excellent coming of age story for kids of any age, reminding us that some of our heroes are right at home.
Eartha Watts Hicks
active member of the Harlem Writers Guild
Editor at Harlem World Magazine
JEAN WIDLY CELINE
5.0 out of 5 stars A rollercoaster ride of joy and sorrow
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020Verified Purchase
This book is an eye opening on the current issues that young people particularly from low income families face almost everyday. Many try hard to escape the roads of drugs, gang etc..., but soon succumb to the pressure of a system structured against them. Bennett was a hero but also a martyr. This book is a great read about love, friendship, loyalty, resilience and self esteem. I highly recommend it.
“The message is clear, as it delivers its lessons on living and inspires young people to truly live according to their beliefs, stand firmly on their own ground, and not merely be a follower in the crowd.”
“A very courageous account of what it means to be a young person today. Hoover focuses on the importance of relationships, staying in school, fair play, and setting positive goals. This is truly a story of self-respect and friendship, woven with intelligence and maturity.”
William C. Pratella, PhD
Former Superintendent of Schools, Mount Vernon, NY
“My Friend, My Hero is worth anyone’s investment in the reading arena. It speaks not only to young hearts, but to all hearts, all ages, and all stages.”
Rev. Dr. Cecil L. “Chip” Murray
F.A.M.E Church, Los Angeles, CA
“There’s a little comedy, a little drama, a little suspense, and a little mystery, with the end result being a story that’s not only entertaining, but enlightening. My Friend, My Hero is a wonderful first novel.”
Blackboard African-American Bestsellers, Inc.
“Congratulations on your remarkable book. It reaches into the soul, and it’s something that every young person should read. This book shows your remarkable ability as a writer. In my opinion, you deserve the Pulitzer Prize.”
Lady D. Madison
United House of Prayer
“This is a candid story of life and death. My Friend, My Hero could be a fine tool for analytical problem-solving dialog in any contemporary classroom.”
Marcia de Chadenedes
Centrum Education ProgramsEartha Watts Hicks
Book Cover Design
Our artist, Erika M Szabo, designed this mysterious, beautiful cover for an upcoming book. She also formatted the eBook and print.
It always makes me happy when I help authors to fulfill their dreams of publishing their first book. Anthony's story is very special, an honest biography of a teenager who made bad choices and paid for his mistakes.
Erika M Szabo,
Owner of Golden Box Books Publishing
About the book
He was nine years old when he first stood before a judge; he was told if he ever entered a courtroom again, he would receive a harsher sentence---he was back the following year. At ten years old, he coped out and served four years in an Upstate juvenile detention center. Once home, he chose to enter the only life he knew. His father and uncles fell ill, he was left to protect his godfather, assuming the title given to him by court papers, he became the enforcer for the family. Jealously and envy by an outsider, he was a fugitive of the law. Coming back to see his girl, at an address only few people knew, he was caught, put on trial, and sentenced to twenty-five years to Life. This is the story of Anthony Green.
He was imprisoned for the sins of three men. For more than two-decades the story of one of the biggest murders in Brooklyn was locked away twenty-seven plus years in an Upstate prison. Released on September 9th, six-years ago from Shawangunk Correctional Facility, the paperwork of Anthony Green tells the story.
The eBook has already gained high ranking on Amazon,
and the paperback will be available soon.
Help Anthony's story to reach