Thursday, November 6, 2008


Books of Excellence is proud to announce that author Beatrice Elliott will be on an Internet radio show on November 9th discussing H.O.P.E.: How Ordinary People Endure. The show is on from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. The station is Please tune in and listen to her!

Monday, November 3, 2008


HI Everybody,

Just a note to let you know, I'll be on Raven Radio on Wednesday evening, November 5, at 11:00 PM eastern time. It's a blog talk radio program. I'm pretty excited about this show. I'll be talking about A Lifetime of Deception and will give listeners a glimpse into A Lifetime of Exposure, my next project. The hosts are Michelle Pillow and Mandy Roth.
The web address is:
Join me and call in with questions. I'd love to hear from all of you during the show.
Best regards,
Peter J. Grondin
I'm Beatrice Elliott a new author to this site. I think it is a wonderful marketing tool. I want to invite you who have purchased my book, CHANGE YOUR STORY, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, to send me your life incident that you would like to have rewritten and I would be happy to work with you via email on this amazing tool to let go of false thoughts and replace them with empowering beliefs that attract your highest good to you. Your personal parable will be the story that you do want to pass on to family and especially our youth. By rewriting your story, you can share new empowering choices with a young person and they have the opportunity to learn from you.
It's a fun exercise and a powerful one as well.
Enjoy, and I look forward to hearing from you. My email is:

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Dear Friends,
Our own BOE member, Sister Eillen Curteis, will be having the premier showing of our new 48 minute documentary "GATEWAY TO THE DIVINE--A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY INTO REIKI HEALING" next weekend, Friday, November 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 2 p.m. in the Queenswood Chapel in Victoria, British Columbia.
Eileen was kind enough to send me a copy of the video to preview and I was totally "wowed" by the beautiful message that was presented. I never knew much about Reiki before reading Eileen's book "Reiki: A Spiritual Doorway to Natural Healing." This book truly made a major impression on my thinking and understanding in addition to the beautiful words about her own life.
Eileen describes the video in this way:
GATEWAY TO THE DIVINE, is a film that pays tribute to Reiki, the Spirit that animates every living thing. While celebrating that which is glorious in life, it simultaneously addresses a universal message about cosmic healing and spiritual awakening. There is an exhilarating energy in this film that takes one into the heart of God, to the Divinity within and all around.The photography is beautiful and allows the viewer to experience sheer delight through nature scenes, animal pictures and inspirational images which leaves one feeling hopeful about the human journey.In a perfect blend of eastern and western spirituality, this film provides an experience of aesthetic beauty from beginning to end.
To order Eileen's video, go to her page at
Bonnie Kaye, M.Ed.


Author Sarah Harrison, who wrote, "You Love Your Daddy, Don't You?" based on her own horrific experience with sexual abuse by her father, is starting a support group to help other victims of incest and molestation. In her own words:

I am writing this letter to announce a new support group that is forming to offer support and counseling to parents and children who are victims of incest and molestation. The purpose of this new group is to help these victims to begin their healing process. I, myself, have been a victim since the age of four. I am now sixty-five years of age and an incest survivor/recoverer.

My story began many years ago as my ‘daddy’s special girl’. I used to sit on his lap and exchange coins for a dollar bill. This is when the incest started for me. I even wrote my experiences in my book called You Love Your Daddy, Don’t You? This true story is told through the horrific memories about my sexual abuse. It reveals a child's determination to survive despite profound emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. This was compounded by constant neglect from both parents.

In order to see how my counseling has helped others, please go to and read a few of the questions and answers I have provided to other incest and molestation victims across the world. For example one response from a victim was, “It is with tears in my eyes that I am writing this....nobody has ever used such tender words, no therapist, no mother, nobody....I thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Another example from an incest victim was, “Thanks for your answer! It really did help me to tell someone, since I've never been able to tell anyone before about what happened. It felt good to have someone tell me that I shouldn't be beating myself up, and I'm trying to start the process of really forgiving myself and moving on with my life.”

You may also go to to read more about me and my journey through recovery plus other comments to my book.

If you are a victim of incest, fighting to forgive yourself and cope in life, please contact me at (803) 548-0490 or email at I want to start a support group in our area to help with questions you have about your issues. We can meet in Indian Land, Fort Mill, Lancaster, or any one of the three depending on where ever the interest is most prominent.

Thank you,
Ms. Sarah Harrison
(803) 548-0490

It's up to you and me to save OUR planet!

Despite major scientific studies, environmental catastrophes, and repeated warnings, the U.S. government has FAILED to address OUR generations most pressing concern: Global Warming!
It's up to "We The People" to do what's right to protect OUR Planet; Air, Land & Water, along with the endangered species that share OUR world.
We can't rely on greedy anti-environmental administrations to do what's right for OUR well-being...
I am the author of: Rock With Rodney & Party With Perky to Preserve Wildlife.
It's a fiction/non-fiction; the facts, in which they speak, of what has, is and continues to happen to OUR environment, their safe-guarding laws and habitats is the non-fiction material I've received from many grassroots organizations working hard to save OUR Planet (their addresses are in the back). However, the characters, and where they live in Leppelin County, upstate NY is the fiction. Chapter 6 entitled: People Are Strange - is about anti-environmental Bush, his administation and polluting campaign contributors; big oil, timber, nuclear, development...
This is the first of a series; in Rock With Rodney & Party With Perky to Preserve Wildlife 2, the chapter: People Are Strange...Still got to be over 300 pages, I decided to write a seperate book of the full anti-environmental bush report, since day one of being elected, 2001 to the present ~ OUR lost eight years, in Extended: People Are Strange !
Together, we can win!


My new book, VOICES IN VERSE, by author and poet Floriana Hall and THE POET'S NOOK, which I, Floriana Hall, founded and coordinate each month, is selling like hotcakes. I have sold 184 VOICES IN VERSE hardbound poetry books in the past month and will have two more signings in November. It is a best seller and was published by OMNI BOOK PUBLISHING. However, on their website, they say they do not have room for my other credits and I am not happy that they have not mentioned my other ten books. So here they are: SMALL CHANGE, THE SANDS OF RHYME (out of print), DADDY WAS A BAD BOY, FRANCIS, NOT THE SAINT (, THE ADVENTURES OF FLOSSIE, ROBBIE, AND JUNEY During The Great Depression (, HEARTS ON THE MEND, OUT OF THE ORDINARY SHORT STORIES (, THROUGH OUR EYES, Poems of Beautiful Northeast Ohio, POET'S NOOK POTPOURRI, TOUCHING THE HEARTS OF GENERATIONS, GATHERING GRACES ( and VOICES IN VERSE , WeavingWords,

If you have not read FRANCIS, NOT THE SAINT, you are missing out on a mesmerizing book and account of The Great Depression and of a man who tried to juggle three families at once and found out he could not do it. I am 'Meg" in the book.
Floriana Hall

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A.R. Kessinger's Special Book Sale

Hello my name is A.R.Kessinger.
I just wanted to say how thankful I am to Bonnie Kaye for all her hard work sitting up this site & all the effort she put through for us all.
Also, I wanted to tell all who are interested that from now till Jan 1-2001, you can buy any of my three books, LOBO, HARD TIMES GOOD TIMES & FLIP & LOOPY signed by me for a special price of just $10.00.You can contact me by email at I will return info to you or you can pay through pay pal. Thank you kindlyA.R. Kessinger

Check out my books & music

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Welcome and Enjoy

Welcome to our website. We have a talented group of new authors here. I know you'll find many books to enjoy; from mystery thrillers to self help and much, much more.

My offering is a murder mystery, A Lifetime of Deception, the second in the McKinney Brothers Murder Mystery series. You can read about it here on or you can link to my website at

I have a number of book signings and discussions scheduled in and around north and central Ohio. A schedule of those events is on my website. I'll keep the schedule updated as more dates are added.

In the mean time, pick up a book, sit back and relax. Unless you're reading a murder mystery that chills you to the bone. Happy reading!

P. J. Grondin
A Lifetime of Vengeance
A Lifetime of Deception

Book Signing

I will be appearing at Barnes and Noble, Medford, Oregon on August 16th from 1:00 to 3:00pm to sign my non-fiction book In the Shadow of the Mosque.

Nothing prepared me, a middle-aged American housewife, for life or for my culturally shocking, mind-broadening experiences in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

I lived in a walled United Nations compound at the north end of the port city of Jeddah, with about forty other families from all corners of the world. We were truly an international community, but from the daily prayer calls which regulated our lives, to the stern admonishment from the Committee for the Promulgation of Virtue and the Elimination of Vice, we all, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, lived In the Shadow of the Mosque.

If you're anywhere in the vicinity of Medford, Oregon, on August 16th, please stop by.

Jura MacLean Sherwood

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Congratulations to Our Authors

Dear Authors,
I am excited to be writing the first blog about our new co-op, Books of Excellence. I think the site is beautiful thanks to our designer, Lynnette Shelley. Hopefully you will post information to this blog about your books and share information that will help other members of the group. Also, whenever you have a new work published, this will be the place to announce it!
The members of this co-op refuse to allow the tragedies of our past experience with Airleaf Publishing to extinguish our spirit. We are moving ahead and letting others know how we value our hard work. Whenever you have events such as book signings or new books published, this is the place to announce it. Let our other members know about you and your success.
Good luck to all of us as we launch our new endeavor. Thank you for believing in me and this new project.
Love, Bonnie Kaye

Friday, July 18, 2008

Welcome to Books of Excellence

Books of Excellence
Author's Co-Operative

The idea behind the Books of Excellence Co-Op is to give authors an opportunity to share their books with other authors in the group who will in turn spread the word to their friends and families. They will also help promote the site by linking it whenever possible to personal websites. The site will also advertise on the Internet and through press releases to help generate sales.

Authors in the co-op are required to buy five (5) books annually from other authors on the site to help generate book sales and interest. Every time a book is purchased by a member of the group, a note is sent to the author.

Each author is allowed to promote one book on the website front page. In addition, each author is provided with a personal page to share book or books information as part of the membership.
In addition to our author members, we are allowing sponsors to advertise on the site. These are companies which have been checked out by various author members and recognized for their excellent work. It is NOT an endorsement of any particular service, but an acknowledgement that the companies have been used satisfactorily by our members. If there is at any time questionable ethics brought to the attention of the co-op organizer, the sponsor will be removed from the group.

Books of Excellence grew out of the tragedy of one of the largest predatory publishing scams in American history perpetrated by Airleaf Publishing. Their stories can be found at In the year of unraveling this horrific crime where authors were robbed for over 2 million dollars in publishing and promotional services, the victims who are part of this group looked for ways to promote their books on their own. One way of moving forward was to start this co-op. Although the site is primarily comprised of authors who were Airleaf victims, it is also open to other people who publish books independently.

If you would like more information or if you would like to be a member of the co-op, contact Bonnie Kaye at Please visit or website at