June 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

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