2017 - C. S. Dorsey
"And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions." Joel 2:28

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Feature Author~ Ivan Jenson~ Gypsies of New Rochelle

In the Aldridge family, nothing’s off limits—no dream is too big, no achievement is unreachable, and there are no rules to hold anyone back. It’s 1980 in New Rochelle, New York, and seventeen-year-old Shawn, the baby of the family, is a lost soul trying to find his own way in the grit and grime of nearby New York. As the rest of the family focuses on making his violin prodigy sister famous and rescuing their cousin from a cult, Shawn dates not one, but two girls—one a Times Square peep show dancer and the other a virginal neighborhood girl. The series of mishaps and mayhem leading up to his sister’s Carnegie Hall concert will leave you gasping, laughing, and crying through the very last action-packed line. Comical, whimsical, nostalgic, and raw, Gypsies of New Rochelle highlights the well-meaning, but misguided Aldridge family, a dumpster-diving band of twentieth-century gypsies.

"Jenson clearly demonstrates his success as a writer: Gypsies of New Rochelle is enormously entertaining while also being incredibly charming." Online Review of Books & Current Affairs

Ivan Jenson

Ivan Jenson is a fine artist, novelist and contemporary poet. His artwork was featured in Art in America, Art News, and Interview Magazine and has sold at auction at Christie’s. Ivan was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to make a painting titled “Absolut Jenson” for the brand’s national ad campaign. His Absolut paintings are in the collection of the Spiritmusuem, the museum of spirits in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Jenson's painting of the “Marlboro Man” was collected by the Philip Morris corporation. Ivan was commissioned to paint the final portrait of the late Malcolm Forbes. Ivan has written two novels, Dead Artist and Seeing Soriah, both of which illustrate the creative and often dramatic lives of artists. 

Jenson's poetry is widely published (with over 500 poems published in the US, UK and Europe) in a variety of literary media. A book of Ivan Jenson's poetry was recently published by Hen House Press titled Media Child and Other Poems, which can be acquired on Amazon. Marketing Mia and Erotic Rights have been published hardcover. Ivan Jenson's new novel: Gypsies of New Rochelle has been published as a paperback and eBook by Michelkin Publishing. 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Feature Author~The Adventures of Rosey Posy Papillion by Diana Rangaves~

Adventures of Rosy Posy the Papillion~
A Children’s Values Series Book

Rosy Posy, an adorable Papillion, learns how to makes friends, share, and ask for help. Rosy Posy demonstrates what friendship is and how important it is to be a friend. Join Rosy Posy on a great friend adventure.

Audience: Beginning readers grades Pre-K to K, Emerging readers grades K to 1, and Confident readers’ grades 1-2. The children’s series encompasses relative groups 0 to 8 years of age.   

Content:  Adventures of the primary character within the interactions and relationships built with other characters. Each book in the series constructs key life learning concepts.  

Format: The theme of each picture book story in the series, told in text and beautifully illustrated color pages contains a beginning, middle climax and ends in a growth change for a character.  

About the Author

Diana Rangaves is a full-time writer, editor, award-winning teacher and pharmacist. Currently, Senior Website Health Editor for two writing teams: Runner’s Injury Section and Injury eBooks for RunnerClick.com part of the Gringo Marketing ApS Media Company.
She has work appearing in numerous venues, including children’s picture books, medical pharmaceutical books, scholastic books, and academic articles. Diana is the author of the Rosy Posy Papillion children’s series. One-hundred percent of the author’s royalties benefit PapHavenRescue.org. She is also the author of the growth educational books, Medicine Child’s Play, Escape into Excellence, and Embrace Your Excellence.

She is actively working on the Ethical Hacker ~ Acidemia a political suspense thriller novel, we wish we could say more! Engage: https://theethicalhackerblog.wordpress.com/
The ETHICAL HACKER ~ Acidemia is a political suspense thriller novel involving the politics of power at a college campus Foundation, fraud, discrimination, cover-ups, and greed leading all the way up to the Chancellors’ and Governors’ office. The ETHICAL HACKER ~ Verdict is a criminal suspense thriller novel.

Former Executive Editor and Chief Content Officer for the digital magazine, Healthcare Worldwide Central, she earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco.

Diana is a foster mom for PapHavenRescue.org and lives in California with her dogs and pasture pets, in their forever

Author Interview:  Diana Rangaves

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

In grammar school, we are assigned book reports. I loved reading new books and writing about them. During the summers my mother took me to the local library Summer Reading Club. That was the baby steps!

How long does it take you to write a book?

From one month to five years! There is no timetable for inspiration and quality. The key is never, never to give up. Persistence pays!

What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

Early morning is for reflecting and writing key ideas, words, concepts. The physical writing is in the afternoon. Truly, sometimes I wake up at 2 am and write!

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

Using an old family Webster's dictionary hardcover book. When I am stuck I open it randomly and let my eyes gaze down the pages. When my eyes stop on a word that is the key word to reflect and build the writing up on!

How do books get published?

For now, I have used a legitimate publisher. I like the collaboration and teamwork. We each build on the each other's energy and positive attitudes!

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

Honestly, I write from what I know.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

~Pre-Summer Giveaway ~

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Poem:~Power Full Walk~
I heard a sound like a mighty wind.

Breeze flowing through my hair. 

I stop because I though some was behind me. 

I purposely cried in the wind as the force took over me.

I knew the day when something will come over me. 

Oh, how I prayed that I can control me. 

My lips moved so fast I didn’t know what’s gotten into me. 

What can I say? The though overthrows me. 

A powerful walk with Christ is what is in me.  

-C.S. Dorsey

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Simple Ideas: Pay Me First $$$
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Let’s face it when your living paycheck to paycheck it is very hard to pay yourself first. Bills come every month, rent, mortgage, groceries, and car expenses. By the time you pay everything you only have enough money for gas for the week. Well, at least I do.

There are many ways you can put money aside without having to go completely broke.

1. Amount $ or Percent%- Decided how much, or what percent, of your earnings you what to save. Some people calculate 30% of their net earnings. It’s really up to you what you feel comfortable with and then you can build over time.

2. Separate Savings Account- It’s always good to have an account you don't see or that it’s hard to get money from. A savings account with 360 Capital One (use to be ING Direct) is one. There are no local branches to walk into. You can get an ATM card, but it’s mostly for the checking accounts.
The savings rates are higher than most financial institutions. If you want your money you have to request a transfer and it takes 2-3 business days to transfer over.
I know what you’re thinking...that is too long to for me to get my money. The idea is to save money. So why would you need to get easy access to it?

3. Monthly Bill- Pretend like the money you want to save is a bill you need to pay once per month or every two weeks. Try this out for 3 months, and then try it every two weeks for another 3 months. The idea is to get into the habit of saving.

4. Goal- It is always good to set a goal to achieve. Make it realistic and achievable. If you make unrealistic goals it will put you in a bind and put your savings off track.

5. Consistent- Be consistent and have fun. Things happen in life but it is always good to keep the habit of saving going even if there are minor setbacks. I would not advise waiting until you have paid everything and pay yourself last. The idea is to budget around the amount you have left over.

I know what you’re thinking? “How can I make sure I have enough for my bills?” That’s another segment.

Just kidding!

1.          X= Income- Tell yourself that X amount of dollars is all you have to live off of. This is after you have already paid yourself.

2.          Reevaluate your Bills- You can take a look at all of your bills for the month and ask yourself, “What bill can I cut cost on?” 

         Cable- you can change your package plan
         Phone/Cell Phone- change reduce the data plan
         PGE- use energy saving appliance and TVs. This will help decrease the amount of energy being used in your home.

   3.    Prioritize your bills- view each bill to see which bills are a necessity. Food, shelter, heat,     lights, etc. Ask yourself, “Do I really need to pay for Netflix every month?” Hey, 
we all love a good movie once in a while, but do we really need it every month?

As you go through this process you will learn how to:

  •         Pay yourself
  •         Cut cost
  •         Prioritize your bills.

Figure out what works best for you. The idea is to learn how to save money without having to go completely broke. Start off paying yourself $100 per month. Then increase it $50-$100 every month. If you feel like increasing it is too much then takes a step back and start from the beginning.

Remember, if you cut down on a bill you feel is not important you can use the funds to add to your Pay Me First account. 


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

~ My Take on Hidden Figures ~

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First, I want to say that normally I do not write reviews for movies. I wanted to write a review for Hidden figures because it is an inspirational movie to all.

I would give this movie a 5-star review. Even though people can probably care less about what I say because I am just a regular person and not a movie reviewer. Yet I feel as though everyone has their own opinion and personal perspectives.

For this movie, all case play a very important role. There, to me, is no leading actor or actress in this film. But of course, Hollywood would separate and determine what role was more important when it comes to the Golden Globes or Oscars.

What I got out of this movie is despite the roadblocks that we face daily, what may seem hard to us or difficult, God can make the impossible possible. If people would come together great things can happen. But we need to put our difference aside.

While we are fighting against each other, the enemy is approaching yet we are too blind to see.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

~Short Story~ Sleep
I buried my head deep into my pillow. I was to determined to get some sleep tonight. The past few nights have been brutal on me, my mind, and body. I knew I should have not let Lina talk me into doing overtime at work. We worked for a account firm in upstate New York.

OK, so now the time is 8 o'clock. If I sleep now I can have 10 hours of sleep. Which means it will make up for the hours I lost in previous days. All right time to close my eyes.

I closed my eyes in hopes of getting to sleep within the next few minutes. I laid in my bed. My room was filled with the darkness of the night. I let my body sink into to mattress and let the covers wrap me tight.

While I waiting to be drifted off to sleep, suddenly car drove by fast on the street outside. "Ugh!" I said out loud. Frustrated, I changed positions. Once the noise from the motor faded away. I was able to focus back into relaxing.

I sighed.

Then I reminder that I need to add the lunch meeting with Chad who is the VP of Marin and Brothers Association. I quickly turning on my light next to my bed and grabbed my phone. This will only take a second. I clicked on the calendar app and keyed in the time and location of the lunch.

When I was done I hit save, added a one day alert to the event, exited out of the app, turned, and clicked the snooze button on the side of my phone.

I sighed.

Now I can get some sleep. I turn off the light and rested my head back in the pillows once more. I relaxed my mind and let a heaviness come over me.

-C.S. Dorsey

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

*Making Goals in 2017*

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I am a writer yes, but I also help people achieve the goal they was to reach. Writing down a goal, or coming up with one is easy, but figuring out how to get there is a lot harder.

Here are some tips on SMART goal setting..

SPECIFIC - Be very clear in what you want to achieve.

MEASURABLE - How will you know when you have achieved your goal? What will you be doing at that time? What will others notice you doing? What will be different? What will you have started or be doing regularly? What will you have stopped or be doing less of?

ACHIEVABLE - Ensure your goals are not too high. Don’t set yourself up to fail! Consider setting smaller goals on your way to the big one.

REALISTIC &  RESOURCED - Is this achievable with the resources I have? Are there any other resources you need before you can, or to help you, achieve your goal? How can you access these resources? What problems might you have? What can you do to minimize those problems?

TIME LIMITED - Set a reasonable time limit to achieve your goal. 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 5 years? Consider different (smaller) time limits for smaller steps.

I hope this helps to start the new year off to a good start.

Feel free to make leave a comment or email me candicesdorsey@yahoo.com 

-C.S. Dorsey😊
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