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Calgary Author Honored in 2021 Indie Book Awards for Memoir about Social Justice and Overcoming Mental Health Struggles

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Sandra LA Boszko is quickly building a name for herself as an author who's edgy and honest. That's why her new book, "Welcome to California: From LA County Jail to #1 in Sales" (ISBN: 978-1525546440) was named one of the best indie books of 2021 by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group. It recounts how her mental illness led to a wrongful and traumatic incarceration in the Los Angeles County jail system.

(Editorial note: Book title has strike-through [line] on the word 'Welcome.')

The book is humorous and heartbreaking all at once. It traces how she traveled from her home in Canada to the hills of Hollywood to pursue a career in acting/stunts and recounts how bipolar disorder repeatedly sent her packing from Los Angeles. After failed attempts to develop this dream, she finds herself in a prison system that ignores protocol for inmates with mental illness.

"The whole experience was horrific," she says. "Writing this book was cathartic and helped with the overwhelming anxiety and PTSD that resulted from this damaging ordeal. I never had that before."

For example, a 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institution Code (Thomson Reuters, 2017) that authorizes a mental health practitioner or an officer to involuntarily confine an individual suspected to have a mental disorder who is gravely disabled, a danger to themselves, or a danger to others. The individual can be brought into custody for up to 72 hours for assessment or placed into a treatment facility.

"Unfortunately, I didn't receive a 5150 even though the arresting officer knew I was mentally ill," Boszko explains. "Celebrities such as Amanda Bynes, Britney Spears, Mischa Barton and Kanye West have all received a 5150."

Sandra's incarceration lasted 10 days while her family struggled to locate her and to convince the courts that she was in need of medical care. During that time, she experienced abusive guards, isolation and neglect.

And according to L.A. County Jail stats, she's not alone. The County of Los Angeles reports that 70 percent of the inmate population has a serious medical or mental illness upon initial assessment and at least 30 percent of its inmates have a mental illness.

"This experience left me deeply traumatized and I knew I had to share this story with others. During the writing process, I began to heal," she says. "I want people to understand mental illness from the inside out and to help the stigma go away. I truly hope this memoir helps others to realize that they are not alone in their struggles."

Sandra is an award-winning finalist in two categories - Social Justice and Memoirs (Personal Struggle/Health Issues) in the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the world's largest book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors.

The winners and finalists will be honored on June 25, 2021 in an online event which will stream live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NextGenerationIndieBookAwards at 7 p.m. ET and 4 p.m. PT.

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards are judged by leaders of the indie book publishing industry, including many with long careers at major publishing houses.

For more information: https://www.indiebookawards.com/aboutus/

About the Author

Sandra currently works as a full-time Territory Manager for a multinational company. She enjoys facilitating presentations and has been a facilitator for a bipolar group in Calgary. She's active in Toastmasters and has placed first at two of its 2019 competitions. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Manitoba and a black belt in Taekwondo. She lives in Calgary. Alberta. This is her first book.

For more information about the book and the author: https://sandralaboszko.com/

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(Editorial note: Book title has strike-through [line] on the word 'Welcome.')

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New Fictional Work Draws from True Stories to Showcase How One Woman Escaped an Abusive Narcissist

WARWICK, R.I. -- "Pain Behind Broken Vases" (ISBN: 978-1952521331) by Amilia Powers is the result of eight true stories of relational manipulation, control and abuse. Powers has combined stories from several women's real-life experiences into the voice of one. Through a page-turning series of events, the main character, named after the author (Amilia), demonstrates how she manages to flee a dangerous and narcissistic relationship while working to re-create a life of her own.

In "Pain Behind Broken Vases," Amilia, a widow who's been grieving a love for several years, is ready to open her heart again. She's drawn to a seemingly charming man who she feels will help her heart to heal. What she finds is completely the opposite. She's entered into a world of deceit, pain and torment. While she tries to hold onto those first early days in the relationship when things were peaches and cream, she slowly realizes she has to escape the clutches of this abusive man with a hidden agenda.

Each chapter creates stunning tension and builds to a final conclusion that will leave the reader breathless, yet somehow wanting more. The book resembles a thriller and most will find it difficult to put down.

"Pain Behind Broken Vases" was mostly written to inspire women who are in abusive relationships or who have experienced domestic violence and/or emotional abuse to get out while they still can. It showcases how belief in oneself and personal motivation and strength can save a life - their own.

"There are no regrets necessary in life, only opportunities to learn from mistakes that are the result of wrong choices," Powers says. "This philosophy is the foundation of all my messages and I hope helps people to make better choices."

Get the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Broken-Vases-Amilia-Powers/dp/1952521335

About the Author

Amilia is the author and co-author of several other books - all written to help people learn and heal. She's the author of a blog series, "Tell Your Heart to Beat Again," and mentors women in individual and group settings and on forums to help them through life's often difficult transitions.

She supports and encourages her clients to rebuild their lives, one piece at a time while gaining strength, love and a greater sense of self so they can live a happier and healthier life. Her guided and personalized meditations are tools for the soul. Amilia is an active member of Toastmasters International, has two children and five grandchildren and lives in Rhode Island with her husband.

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Book Exploring the Strategic Value of Intrapreneurs is Reissued with Additional Insight

BOSTON, Mass. -- In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the e-book and paperback launch of "Intrapreneurs: Who, What, How and Why" (ISBN: 978-1734956900; paper), author Susan Foley has announced the book has been reissued with 12 new articles - making it a 310-page exploration of the critical role intrapreneurs play within the business environment. The new version is identified with a blue banner across the lower corner of the book, with updates offering even greater depth into the nuances that separate intrapreneurs from the more traditional employee.

In its first year, "Intrapreneurs: Who, What, How and Why" received an overwhelmingly positive response, with business professionals across the globe gaining helpful insight into the role of an intrapreneur and intrapreneurs themselves better understanding the value they bring to their respective companies. The book has encouraged business leaders to take a closer look at who fits the definition of an intrapreneur within their organizations, and how to strategically leverage their skillset for a business model of the future.

"'Intrapreneurs: Who, What, How and Why' is filled with real-world examples and actionable recommendations to help you understand the talent and competencies required to drive innovations into successful businesses," commented Guillaume Hervé, President of G3point0 Consulting and author of "Winning at Intrapreneurship."

"Intrapreneurs: Who, What, How and Why" defines what an intrapreneur is, the significant impact they have on an organization, and how they are serving as agents of change by rewriting the rules of business. In the book, Foley clearly defines intrapreneurship and chronicles the journeys of intrapreneurs across the globe, helping readers understand their individual paths to success and lessons learned along the way. She demonstrates how they drive innovation, serve as a catalyst for positive change, and how their unique mindset distinguishes them as a valuable asset capable of driving unprecedented business growth.

The newly-reissued version includes an expanded section focused on leadership and the fundamental shift that is happening at the executive level. It takes a candid look at the challenges of being an intrapreneur in the current business climate, explores the operating system that drives them, and defines the strategic value of intrapreneurship and why it should be an area of focus for businesses.

"This book takes a very close look at how businesses of any size can leverage intrapreneurs to create value and generate new revenue growth," said Foley. "I'm proud that 'Intrapreneurs: Who, What, How and Why' has generated buzz around this topic and is helping business leaders take notice and understand how intrapreneurs contribute to a sustainable future."

The updated version of the book is now available for purchase or download on Amazon, at a REDUCED PRICE for a LIMITED TIME: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B41W14M/

Additional information is available online, at https://corporate-entrepreneurs.com/book/intrapreneurs-who-what-how-and-why/

Related link: https://corporate-entrepreneurs.com/about/management/susan-foley/

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Bridge Publications, Publisher of the Works of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, Wins Manufacturing Leadership Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Manufacturing Leadership Council of the National Association of Manufacturers presented Bridge Publications Inc., publisher of the nonfiction works of author and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, with their coveted ML100 Award at a Virtual Awards Gala to honor manufacturing excellence, announced the Church of Scientology International today.

Mr. Hubbard’s books and lectures of Dianetics and Scientology stand as the largest body of information ever assembled on the mind, spirit and life. And in a year where COVID-19 cut people off from friends, family and life as they knew it, Bridge Publications made it possible for Scientologists and thousands new to the religion to continue or embark on a journey of spiritual growth despite restrictions.

Manufacturing Leadership Council’s decision to present its awards gala remotely this year underscores the unique challenges the general public and manufacturers in particular faced from the COVID-19 pandemic. To recognize companies that submitted projects directly tied to pandemic recovery and response, the Council originated the “Creators Respond Honor Roll.” So, for 2021, not only did Bridge Publications Inc. win its 12th Manufacturing Leadership ML100 Award, the organization was also featured on the honor roll for its project: “Bridge Manufacturing-International Response.”

“With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries published restrictions that closed churches of all denominations,” says Camila Gonzales, Bridge Publications Director of Public Relations. “Fortunately, Bridge Publications and all Scientology Churches have an Extension Course program. We were an integral part of making it possible for thousands of Scientologists to progress through their studies despite stay-at-home orders. And many thousands more who were interested or curious and new to Scientology had the opportunity to learn and benefit from Mr. Hubbard’s wisdom in the comfort of their homes.”

The primary goal of the project Bridge submitted to the Manufacturing Leadership Council was to provide Extension Course study materials. Despite the pandemic, this made it possible for Scientologists to continue their spiritual progress through the study of Dianetics and Scientology books and lectures. It also enabled those interested in finding out about Scientology to do so despite government restrictions and regulations closing houses of worship, including Scientology Churches and Missions in many countries, for the better part of the year.

“As soon as the pandemic struck, our Churches reached out to Scientologists and encouraged them to take advantage of their time at home by studying Extension Courses,” says Gonzalez.

Bridge Publications contacted suppliers to arrange raw materials as orders for Extension Course packs began flooding in. Where Bridge would normally produce an average of 1,500 Extension Course Packs per month, this rapidly increased to 7,000 per month, with individuals from 69 countries requesting Extension Course packs in 17 languages.

Through their in-house digital printing and full binding facility, they shipped study materials to the homes of those ordering directly from Bridge and those placing orders through local Scientology Churches, Missions and groups. Bridge has a longstanding policy of shipping within 24 hours of any order, and despite the spike in demand, they managed to continue to fill Extension Course orders on time.

Those studying these courses report that progressing on Extension Courses helped them make it through the pandemic. They found themselves able to cope and thrive when everything else seemed to be shutting down.

“When I make my Extension Course a part of my daily and weekly life, everything starts to require a lot less effort,” wrote one Extension Course student. “It is like oxygen for me as a spiritual being,” wrote another. “I’m finding answers to questions I’ve had my whole life,” was another person’s feedback on the value of the Extension Course.

The second goal of “Bridge Manufacturing – International Response” was to help those living and working in their community, City of Commerce, California.

In response to the pandemic, the Church of Scientology compiled and produced educational booklets to help people understand the best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center, also located in Commerce, produced more than 7.5 million copies of these booklets.

“This is our home,” says Gonzalez, “and it was very important to our staff to be able to help local residents and those working nearby make it through the pandemic safe and well.”

Throughout May and June 2020, Bridge staff went door-to-door in the neighborhood providing booklets to residents. They also placed boxes of booklets on the counters of 281 essential businesses, and police and fire departments, where customers or visitors were invited to take copies for themselves and their friends and families.

“All our staff members are very proud of winning this ML100 award and especially for our being included in the Manufacturing Leadership Creators Respond Honor Roll,” says Gonzalez.

Manufacturing Leadership Council is a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, which developed the Manufacturing Leadership Awards to honor manufacturing companies and leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Award winners are selected by a panel of expert judges.

Prior to the release of the Dianetics and Scientology Basics Books and Lectures in early 2007, under the direction of Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige, Bridge Publications was established in the world’s largest exclusively digital print house-a 276,000-square-foot facility stretching a full city block. All facilities, from administrative offices to manufacturing and distribution, are located under the same roof. The operation is dedicated to making L. Ron Hubbard’s works accessible everywhere.

For more information on Bridge Publications visit their website at https://www.bridgepub.com/ or watch Inside Scientology: Bridge Publications on the Scientology Network, available on DIRECTV Channel 320, https://www.scientology.tv/, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

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New Book About Conquering Addiction Receives Book Excellence Award

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- "Life is Crying" (ISBN: 978-1641119849) by Benzena Brown, recently received the Book Excellence Award Finalist - an international book awards' competition dedicated to recognizing independent and traditionally-published authors and publishers for excellence in writing, design and overall market appeal.

The ultimate goal of "Life is Crying" is to assist individuals and families suffering with chemical dependency to achieve a healthy lifestyle and to get the needed support for recovery. It also alerts family and friends of the dangers and consequences of substance abuse, with the intention to limit this horrible, threatening and life altering dilemma that can be defined as a mouse trap or chasing the dragon.

The book recognizes chemical dependency as a universal outcry and struggle for the addict, family and friends. It demonstrates how chemical dependency is widespread just like the sky, all over the world. Chemical dependency is classified as a mental health disorder. The dilemma of chemical dependency can be an innocent curiosity leading to disaster as it is like a sharp piercing blade that stabs the mind/brain.

Alarming fact, chemical dependency can begin at youth. Chemical dependency is not reserved for the young or old. It can start at any age. When chemical dependency sets in, it takes over the body and mind.

Brown recognizes addiction provides a thrilling and sensational pleasure which often leads to repetitive use inflicting pain, suffering, agony and intense craving. The consequences of the intoxicating pain can make the body feel like a bunch of French fries sizzling in scalding hot cooking oil. The riptide of chemical dependency has landed on the victim and has added a helpless feeling and challenge to life.

"And, while the challenges of addiction may seem like a spinning top failing to fall on its side, help is available," Brown says.

From intervention and drug rehabilitation to mental health, to drug counseling, and relapse, help is available. Intervention

programs allow family or friends to persuade, guide and gently convince the victim that he/she needs help and help is available. Other programs provide in-house stays for chemical dependency individuals and are designed to meet the needs of the specific individual.

Brown advocates that education is the best source for understanding addiction and its consequences.

"A blinking yellow light can change to a red stop light," she says.

About the Author

Benzena Brown writes motivational and inspirational books. And while her vision is impaired, she manages to write with a software program for the blind. She studied social work at Chapman University and worked as a volunteer at the Salvation Army. She's also volunteered for UCR University Suicide Hot Line and as a mediator for the Moreno Valley California courts. Benzena is retired from the Department of Defense where she worked in public service. Benzena also donated her kidney in 1994 and lives a healthy lifestyle without medication.

For more information: https://www.creativegrowthexpressions.com/

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25 Women Share True Stories to Inspire Others while Raising Funds for a Community NonProfit for Women

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Author Diane M. Dresback invited 25 women to write a chapter in the book, "From Us For You: Inspiring Stories of Healing, Growth and Transformation." This compilation of stories about women coming through life-altering situations and challenging journeys provides readers hope and inspiration. Stories tell of how each navigated a variety of struggles and emerged having grown and transformed. Net-profits from book sales go to the Arizona Foundation for Women in Phoenix, Arizona.

Chapters are as unique as the women (aged 30s to 80s) as they share about debilitating illness, dysfunctional relationships, childhood trauma, violence, struggles in seeking passion for career and life.

"My intention with this endeavor is to bring encouragement to every women to be stronger-to thrive in their own light," says author Diane Dresback. "Everybody has a story. Everybody. All those stories are important." Of the 25 female contributors, 12 chapter writers reside in the Phoenix area and 13 across 7 other states.

Published on April 14, 2021 in paperback and digital formats, "From Us For You" hit #29 for sales and #4 for new releases in Amazon's Personal Transformation and Spirituality category. The author chose to donate net-profits to a nonprofit who advocates for and supports the needs of women in her community. The Arizona Foundation for Women (https://www.azfw.org/) fulfilled that purpose.

As part of spreading the word about the book, the author recorded and made public Zoom interviews with each of the chapter writers as well as gathered one-minute inspirational videos from each of the women.

More information and links can be found at: https://www.dianedresback.com/from-us-for-you

Also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FromUsForYouBook

A book signing is scheduled for the author and some of the chapter writers on May 23, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Anticus Fine Arts and Books (https://www.anticus.com/events/), 3922 N. Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

About Diane M. Dresback:

Diane M. Dresback tells stories in books (www.dianedresback.com) and in films (www.mindclover.com). She's written and published several books, both fiction and non-fiction, and is active in the independent film industry writing, directing, and producing several award-winning short films and a feature. Diane received the 2012 Arizona Filmmaker of the Year Award and holds a Masters degree in Adult Education and a Bachelors degree in Human Services. She resides in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/Tw5KjAvG-ww

Related link: https://www.dianedresback.com/

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Melissa D. Avery, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN Named New Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is pleased to announce that Melissa D. Avery, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN will be the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the "Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health" (JMWH) starting January 1, 2022, succeeding Frances E. Likis, CNM, NP, DrPH, who has served as EIC since 2008.

"We look forward to Dr. Avery's contributions to the Journal, building on its strong foundation and bringing new ideas, skills, and energy," said ACNM Chief Executive Officer, Katrina H. Holland.

Dr. Avery is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. Her recent research has examined prenatal care practices to enhance maternal confidence for physiologic labor and birth. She is Co-Principal Investigator on a nationally funded project to develop and implement an interprofessional education curriculum for graduate midwifery students and obstetrics-gynecology residents. Dr. Avery is a past ACNM president and is a Fellow of ACNM and the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

Dr. Avery received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University, her Master of Science in Nursing with midwifery specialization from University of Kentucky, and the Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. She has authored and co-authored a variety of articles for JMWH and received JMWH's Best Paper of the Year Award in 2003 as a co-author of "Vaginal birth after cesarean birth: A national survey of U.S. midwifery practice." She has been a JMWH peer reviewer since 1992, contributing editor from 2012-2014, education consulting editor from 2019-2020, and associate editor since 2020.

Dr. Avery looks forward to continuing the tradition of excellence the JMWH has maintained in its 66 years of publication. To learn more about JMWH, visit http://jmwh.org.

About ACNM

With over 6,500 members, ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers, and promotes continuing education programs, establishes education and clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care. Learn more at https://www.midwife.org/.

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New Children’s Books from Award-Winning TV Producer Conquer Both Bedtime and Book Reviews

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- "Dream Grabber" and "Dream Jumper," the magical and heartwarming books that have changed bedtime rituals for children everywhere, are now available to purchase in soft cover. From Emmy Award-Winning TV Producer and Writer John R. Green, the two companion pieces have been met with remarkable praise and gained an instant fan base with children and grown-ups alike. To help combat fears and the all-too-familiar battle for lights out, the author created a fanciful and safe world where a heroic father has the ability to defeat his son's nightmares and jump into dreams to embark on fantastical adventures with his daughter.

"'Dream Grabber' is a charming and delightful bedtime story, beautifully validating a universal childhood fear rather than dismissing it," says Kim Bergman, PhD, Licensed Psychologist. Each book encourages nurturing bedtime routines and helps children understand that dreamland should be an enjoyable and secure place to be.

Since their release in hardcover in November 2020, "Dream Grabber" and "Dream Jumper" have quickly caught the attention of a myriad of publications, as well as local and national news shows including the prestigious accolade of being named one of "Good Morning America's" Favorite Books of 2020.

"Good Morning America" Co-Anchor Robin Roberts shared, "'Dream Jumper' will have you jumping for joy! Such a heartwarming read with beautiful illustrations." While Lori Greiner, Inventor, Entrepreneur and Co-Host on ABC-TV's "Shark Tank" proclaimed, "I just adore "Dream Grabber" and its companion book "Dream Jumper." John R. Green has brilliantly created two wonderful books that turn bedtime and dreaming into a magical worry-free time for kids ... a must for every home!"

In "Dream Grabber," a loving father shows his little boy how to overcome his fear of going to sleep by sharing his secret ability to grab bad dreams and replace them with beautiful ones that float invisibly in the air. In "Dream Jumper" a little girl, who deeply dreads being alone in her dreams, is comforted by her father when he reveals that he has magical powers allowing him to jump into her dreams while they are both asleep. She imagines him flying on a unicorn and sliding down rainbows into a pool of teddy bears.

The first kids' books written by John R. Green, "Dream Grabber" and "Dream Jumper" also happened to be based on bedtime rituals he created to help his own two children face their fears upon falling asleep. In addition to the distinctive and timeless hardcover, the new soft cover of both books is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble through Archway Publishing, a division of Simon & Schuster.

For more information, please visit https://timetodreambooks.com/.

VIDEO: Time to Dream Book Series Trailer (YouTube) https://youtu.be/gRCC35x4e8s

To order through Amazon, click here for "Dream Grabber" and here for "Dream Jumper." Be sure to follow @timetodreambooks on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates, special announcements, and readings. Visit author page on Amazon, here: https://www.amazon.com/John-R-Green/e/B08P3PBWFF/

About the Author

John R. Green is a multiple Emmy and Peabody Award-winning TV news and documentary writer and producer. He is a 25-year veteran of ABC News, and currently serves as Executive Vice President of Rock'n Robin Productions, as well as President and Senior Executive Producer of 10/10 Twins Productions. Green is also the author of "Dream Grabber" and "Dream Jumper", companion children's books published in 2020. A St. Louis, Missouri native and graduate of the city's esteemed Washington University, Green additionally holds a master's degree in Mass Communications from Boston University. Green and his husband, Anthony, reside in New Jersey with their twin children, AJ and Francesca. More information is available at https://timetodreambooks.com/.

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Beach Lovers: a NYC Summer Love Story Fundraiser Goes Live

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Photographer Erica Reade announced today the kickoff of her fundraiser campaign "Beach Lover: a NYC Summer Love Story." The photographic series about love and intimacy will be turned into a book that will offer nostalgic and candid images of the love shared between couples at the beaches of New York City.

"I have spent years photographing beach-goers and the intimate gestures of couples; some tender, rubbing sunscreen on a partner's back; others lustful, a deep kiss in the water. Being on the beach emboldens couples to enjoy more affectionate freedom, their inhibitions less hidden than anywhere else I've observed in the city. I capture these tender moments that would otherwise be lost or overlooked," says the Brooklyn-based photographer.

New York is home to a one-of-a-kind beach culture that is diverse, time-limited, and low-profile. After six years of documenting this subject, Erica is ready to publish her first book and needs the community's support. The funds will help cover production costs and allow Beach Lovers to reach a broader audience.

About Erica Reade:

Erica is a Brooklyn-based freelance photographer originally from Montreal. She is drawn to the ocean and is fascinated by the juxtaposition of beach culture and landscape in the midst of NYC's urban chaos. Her Beach Lovers series has been featured in numerous publications, including: C-41, Ain't Bad, Feature Shoot, Medium, Lomography, La Repubblica Italy, Women in Street, and Flavorwire.

The Beach Lovers photo 'The Couple Next Door' was a winning image in the 2020 Women Street Photographers' Exhibition and was exhibited in December 2020 Artspace PS 109.

The series has also been exhibited at Ground Floor Gallery and Picture Farm Gallery in Brooklyn, and Studio Galerie B & B in Paris, France. Beach Lover's prints are held in permanent collection and display at The Rockaway Hotel in Queens, NYC.

Links to the campaign and social media:

Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beachlovers/beach-lovers-a-nyc-summer-love-story

Instagram: @ericareadeimages

Website: http://www.ericareadeimages.com/

Fundraiser hashtags: #beachloversnyc #anycsummerlovestory

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Erica Reade Images
ericareade@gmail.com
(646) 379 - 3013

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A Fathers Fight Against Scientology’s Disconnection Policy that Ripped his Family Apart is Now an Illustrated Book

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- Author Brian J. Sheen's new book, "Relentless, Rescuing My Daughter from Scientology, an Illustrated Story," (ASIN B091P673ZX) is the struggle of a father and newly pronounced grandfather, attempting to get state and federal officials to preserve the sanctity of his family from the Church of Scientology's "horrific acts" that ripped his family apart and allegedly violated his human rights, was recently released, Quan Publications announced. The book is now available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle

Brian Sheen has always been a devoted father who has cherished his children and shared his love and success with them. He encouraged them to follow their hearts and live a life of freedom. Nothing had prepared him, for the devastating shock, when he received a phone call from his Scientologist daughter, that the Church of Scientology demanded his daughter to never speak or see him again, unless he agreed to pay them hundreds of thousands of dollars and place himself under their full control.

Why? Because her non-Scientologist father had been declared an enemy of her Church, for reasons they refused to disclose to him. If his daughter were to violate their disconnection order, she would also be labeled an enemy, and forced to disconnect from her Scientologist husband, mother, and friends and lose what was most probably, her last opportunity to become a mother. Extremely upset and protesting furiously, she was forced to obey.

This book acts as a warning to any existing or prospective new Scientologist, to recognize what Judge John Breckenridge shared about the Church of Scientology: "In addition to violating and abusing its own members civil rights, the organization has harassed and abused those persons not in the church whom it perceives as enemies. The organization is clearly schizophrenic and paranoid, and this bizarre combination seems to be a reflection of its founder L. Ron Hubbard. The evidence portrays a man who's been virtually a pathological liar when it comes to his history, background and achievements." (*See Note 1.)

Money, power, and control of their members life is at the core of how Scientology functions, which Sheen shares with compelling illustrations. He shows how Scientology convinces members to spend thousands of hours to implant Hubbard's insane alien attachment hallucinations into their minds to disassociate them from reality while expecting they will become superhuman.

"Relentless," acts as a warning to any existing or prospective new Scientologist, to recognize the trap of how Scientology imprints them with their demented beliefs and why Hubbard's processes create severe mental dysfunction and dangerous disassociated states. Readers will learn how Scientology's distorted view of human existence causes them to blame the alleged multiple rape victims of celebrity Scientologist Danny Masterson to accuse the victims, not Masterson, of committing a crime, because they reported their alleged rapes to the police!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and seeing the visuals of how celebrity Scientologists like Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Elisabeth Moss and Greta Van Susteren have been hypnotized to support Scientology's family disconnections, attacks on critics, and Hubbard's fraudulent representations, is shocking.

Readers will feel the emotional impact of the author through the gripping illustrations that share his journey through Scientology and his relentless struggle to reconnect with his daughter and meet his new grandson.

A leading authority on Scientology, Mike Rinder, Emmy Winner for Co-Producing "Scientology and The Aftermath" calls this book, "Powerful. Righteous. He will never be silenced and will ultimately prevail."

"Great. Gripping. Devastating. Remarkable," shared Tony Ortega, Proprietor of The Underground Bunker Blog.

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Learn more about the book at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091P673ZX

*NOTE 1: https://www.nytimes.com/1984/07/11/us/scientology-chief-got-millions-ex-aides-say.html

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