Author Louise Dupont, Books and Publishing, Entertainment

Unveiling Hidden Treasures: Louise Dupont’s Journey of Healing and Inspiration

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- In the quiet corners of memory, amidst the shadows of loss, there often lie hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. For Louise Dupont, author of "Hidden Treasures" (IBSN: 978-0228876014; Tellwell Publishing), the journey to uncover these gems began with a simple photograph - a snapshot of her son.

"The inspiration for Hidden Treasures came from seeing the picture of my son juggling with fire," reflects Dupont. "One day as I was looking at the picture, it came to mind that a book would be written about this."

Yet, it wasn't until she stumbled upon a childhood story penned by her son, nestled among his graduation pictures, that the vision for her book began to crystallize.

"As I read his story I was taken aback by the symbolic messages found in it... I was very comforted by the idea of the ghost made of light that guided my son through the storm and brought him safely home," Dupont shares, her words echoing the poignant themes woven into her son's narrative.

The tale, titled "Lost in the Storm," resonated deeply with Dupont and those who encountered its profound symbolism. "Sure enough - people were quite surprised that such a young person could have written this very meaningful story," she reflects.

With a sense of purpose ignited within her, Dupont embarked on a mission to share her son's story with a wider audience. "Surely the messages contained in this story were not just for my eyes alone," she muses.

Drawing from her own experience of navigating the tumultuous waters of grief and loss, Dupont endeavored to infuse "Hidden Treasures" with a sense of hope and healing. "Since suicide is such a traumatic experience for everyone involved I really wanted the book to be uplifting and healing in nature," she explains.

Guided by words of solace received in sympathy cards and driven by a desire to bring attention to the important topics of suicide and mental health, Dupont meticulously curated every aspect of the book, from its soothing design to the inclusion of children's drawings and healing colors.

"My goal was to create a soothing and peaceful experience for the reader - even though the subject is such a difficult one," she shares.

As "Hidden Treasures" prepares to make its debut, Dupont remains hopeful that her book will serve as a beacon of light for those traversing the labyrinth of grief and healing.

"This endeavor turned out to be my way of bringing attention to the important topics of suicide and mental health issues," she reflects. "I am hopeful that the public will want to explore these themes with me."

In "Hidden Treasures," Louise Dupont invites readers to embark on a journey of discovery, where pain gives way to healing, and the shadows yield to the light of hope.

For more information about "Hidden Treasures" and Louise Dupont's journey, purchase a copy of her book here (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/dp/022887601X

Author website: https://authorlouisedupont.com/

BOOK SUMMARY:

Author: Louise Dupont

Email: authorpress[@]tellwell.ca

Buy Link: https://a.co/d/7gYlIZq

Genre: Memoir

Released: June, 2022

PAPERBACK ISBN-13: 978-0228876014

Publisher: Tellwell ( http://www.tellwell.ca/ )

Related link: https://authorlouisedupont.com/

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composer Martin Max Schreiner, Entertainment, Regional Events

Lowell Chamber Orchestra to premiere new edition of Julia Perry’s symphony

LOWELL, Mass. -- On Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m., The Lowell Chamber Orchestra will present the first Massachusetts performance of Julia Perry's "Symphony for Violas and Basses," from a new edition by LCO's music director Orlando Cela.

The new edition looks to celebrate Perry's centenary of her birth, and provide a clear template from which other ensembles can perform this work from one of America's most influential and underappreciated composers.

"This work is a fabulous example of Perry's modernist style," says LCO music director Orlando Cela. "One can hear Perry as a mature composer, masterfully handling complex rhythms and harmonies, and presenting a piece that moves from the majestic to the introspective, and then to an electrifying ending."

The concert will also include a world premiere by Martin Max Schreiner - his score being one of the winners of the 2023 LCO Call-for-Scores - and conclude with a rendition of Béla Bartók's "Music for String Instruments, Percussion, and Celesta."

Two soloists, Yukiko Shimazaki on piano, and Nikki Huang on marimba - winner of the 2023 LCO Concerto Competition - will also be featured.

The concert is free to attend.

About The Lowell Chamber Orchestra:

The Lowell Chamber Orchestra is Lowell's first and only professional orchestra. We provide the area with an ensemble that presents music at a very high level, of all styles and time periods, entirely free to the general population. Now in its fifth season, the LCO has presented concerts that encompass established orchestral repertoire as well as multimedia works, stage works, lecture-presentations, and chamber music. As part of its mission of promoting, preserving and educating, the repertoire include works from the Baroque, to current commissions.

ABOUT EVENT:

Fantastic Landscapes

Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m.

Richard and Nancy Donahue Academic Arts Center

240 Central Street, Lowell, MA

Presented by Middlesex Community College's "A World of Music" Concert Series

INFORMATION:

For more information, please visit: https://lowellchamberorchestra.org/events

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/9tD_jwXJcKY

Related link: https://lowellchamberorchestra.org/

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Author Neena Paul, Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, General Editorial, LIVE LOVE LIFE, Product Launches

Author Neena Paul Inspires Readers to ‘L I V Life In Virtue’ in New Book

TORONTO, Ontario -- Neena Paul, the visionary author and founder of the global mental health and wellness platform LIVE LOVE LIFE, is set to release her transformative book, "L I V Life In Virtue" (ISBN: 978-02288955341; Feb. 2024; Tellwell Publishing). With a compelling philosophy that Creation and the Creator are One, Paul invites readers on a journey to connect with themselves and the world around them.

In "L I V Life In Virtue," Neena Paul explores the profound interconnectedness that exists among all living things. She emphasizes the universal force that transcends labels-whether it be called energy, vibrations, or God-and underscores its omnipresence in our lives.

"At the core of our existence is a shared essence, a commonality that unites every being. 'L I V Life In Virtue' is my attempt to guide individuals in establishing a profound connection with themselves as the first step towards a deeper connection with the world they inhabit," says Neena Paul.

The book advocates for the delicate balance between spiritual and physical well-being, urging readers to embrace each breath as an opportunity to connect with the profound meaning of their journey. From "reason" to "purpose," she explores the essence of a meaningful life and the importance of savoring every moment.

Neena Paul is not just an author; she is the driving force behind LIVE LOVE LIFE, a global platform dedicated to mental health and wellness. As the founder and director, Neena is committed to facilitating connections among individuals seeking to enhance their lives and help others do the same. Her mission is to harness the knowledge, experience, and passion of each generation, leaving a lasting legacy of living and loving life to the fullest.

"You only live once. If you live a meaningful life, once is enough," declares Neena Paul, encapsulating the essence of her inspirational message.

"L I V Life In Virtue" is out now and will be available through online major book retailers. Readers can expect a thought-provoking exploration of the interconnected nature of existence, coupled with practical insights on leading a purposeful and fulfilling life.

For media inquiries, interviews, or review copies, please contact:

BOOK SUMMARY:

Author: Neena Paul

Email: authorpress@tellwell.ca

Website: https://onelivelovelife.com/

Buy Link: https://a.co/d/8FaZ0K3

Genre: Self Help

Released: Feb 2024

PAPERBACK ISBN-13: 9780228895534

EBOOK: 9780228895541

Publisher: Tellwell

Related link: https://onelivelovelife.com/

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art books, Assemblage Artists, Books and Publishing, Entertainment, Fine Art and Artists

Award-winning art book ‘Lost and Found Assemblage Artists of Northern California’ gets worldwide distribution

NAPLES, Fla. -- Bajek Publisher Services is proud to announce their collaboration with Gazelle Book Services to bring "Lost and Found Assemblage Artists of Northern California" (ISBN: 978-0578337722) edited by Spencer Brewer and Esther Sigel, with photography by Larry R Wagner, to the United Kingdom.

Bajek Publisher Services is working with Rupert Harbour from Harbour Publisher Services, who will serve as lead sales representative in the UK. In India, Bajek Publisher Services will be working with Saga Publishing Solutions to bring this captivating work to retailers in the region. "Lost and Found" has garnered significant attention and acclaim both nationally and internationally.

Featuring the art of several assemblage artists around the Northern California region, the book aims to raise awareness of assemblage as an art form as a whole, Assemblage art is a distinctive and innovative art form that combines various materials, objects, and elements to create a cohesive and thought-provoking piece.

This art form has gained popularity in recent years, as artists continue to push the boundaries of conventional art, experimenting with diverse materials and techniques. Assemblage art has captivated audiences worldwide, highlighting the versatility and potential of this unique medium. Taking used and discarded objects and turning them into valuable pieces of art.

Truly an environmentally sustainably art form appealing to a wide range of art enthusiasts and beyond. Assemblage art has made its way into the international art scene, with exhibitions and events taking place across the globe. "Lost and Found" is a prime example of this art form and has garnered significant attention and acclaim from critics and art enthusiasts alike. Bajek Publisher Services is committed to bringing the "Lost and Found" to the UK and India, where it will be available in bookstores and online platforms.

With the support of Gazelle Book Services, Rupert Harbour, and Saga Publishing Solutions, the book will reach a broader audience, further expanding the featured artists. The book is in its fourth printing and has received multiple Ben Franklin awards for excellence independent publishing, Foreword Indie awards, and Eric Hoffer awards. As the book continues to gain recognition, it will be made available to a wider audience through our collaboration with these esteemed partners. In India, the book will be available through Saga Publishing Solutions, ensuring that retailers and art enthusiasts in the region have access to this remarkable work.

"Lost and Found" is the true definition of an art book, currently in its fourth printing and has received nine national book awards, attesting to its high quality and the exceptional talent of the Assemblage artists featured within. Some appeared on the television show American Pickers to permanent displays at the Smithsonian. It can be found in North America online and wherever finer books are sold.

More information on the book can be found at: https://lostandfound.art/

Learn more about Bajek Publisher Services at: https://www.bajekpublisherservices.com/

Media and distribution contact:

Ed Bajek

Ed @ bajekpublisherservices.com

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

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Author Diane Kalen-Sukra, Books and Publishing, Business, civil discourse, Entertainment, Government, toxic culture

Rising Incivility Threatens Local Democracies: ‘Save Your City’ Presents an Urgent Roadmap for Civic Culture Renewal

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Tellwell Publishing today announced the release of the 5th Anniversary edition of Diane Kalen-Sukra's seminal book "Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What To Do About It" (ISBN: 978-0228810872; paper). In a climate where rising incivility and toxic culture increasingly threaten local democracies, this book arrives as a timely antidote.

This updated and illustrated edition presents a comprehensive "Roadmap to Renewing Civic Culture," equipping community leaders and citizens alike with practical steps to foster collaborative environments of respect, mutual understanding, and civil discourse.

Kalen-Sukra has spent the past five years on a civility tour (https://www.dianekalensukra.com/media), collaborating with local governments and communities across North America and beyond, to highlight and address the ways in which incivility and toxic behavior obstruct the abilities of cities and communities to manage pressing issues such as the infrastructure deficit, homelessness, and public safety.Top of Form

"The escalation of toxic behavior, from insults to threats to physical violence, significantly erodes social trust, reduces civic participation, and undermines policymaking," Kalen-Sukra says. "This cycle further fuels polarization, creating a vicious loop, which too often leads to dysfunction, resignations and even local governance collapse."

This is underscored by findings from the new Brenner Centre for Justice's report, "Intimidation of State and Local Officeholders: A Threat to Democracy," revealing that 40% of local officials are hesitant to seek re-election due to the surge in abuse and an equal number are reluctant to take on important but controversial issues. This trend disproportionately affects women and people of color, thereby limiting diverse viewpoints and ideas.

"In a democracy, might is not right," says Kalen-Sukra. "Resorting to harassment over political differences is both authoritarian and antithetical to democratic values."

"Local officials and governments are increasingly forced to invest in expensive security measures to protect themselves from their own constituents-the very people they represent and serve," Kalen-Sukra says. "This situation is both tragic and absurd."

"In order to thrive, our local democracies depend on our ability to revive the art of living and working well together," says Kalen-Sukra. "We stand at a crossroads: deeper division or collective renewal. The choice is ours."

"Save Your City" Book Summary

"Save Your City" takes readers on a journey from the perilous terrains of "Bullyville," a place where incivility and toxic culture reigns; to an eye-opening visit to classical antiquity for civic wisdom; to the aspirational streets of "Sustainaville," which prioritizes the civic values of respect, collaboration, and shared responsibility in shaping a more inclusive and resilient future.

The successful journey includes a renaissance of civic values and civic education as vital to fostering the type of culture that can sustain us, our democracy, and our planet.

"Save Your City" is a practical manifesto for anyone committed to the hard work of civic culture renewal. Available at all major booksellers.

Watch the "Save Your City" video book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0945GO3KL8

Discover how you can be part of the solution. Visit https://www.SaveYourCity.ca to learn more, access resources, and get involved. Stay connected by subscribing to the Civic Wisdom newsletter: https://www.SaveYourCity.ca/newsletter

Workbook: A companion workbook is available exclusively with the Local Government Edition of "Save Your City," published by Municipal World: https://www.municipalworld.com/product/save-city-toxic-culture-kills-community/

Video Interviews on "Save Your City" with Diane Kalen-Sukra:

* Municipal World Interview (9 min.) - Explore how local governments can overcome toxic culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll3_ocGoie0

* Charter for Compassion Interview (1 hr.) - Join the Global Book Read of "Save Your City": https://youtu.be/FNntE7xNohg?si=Ow-OQtUdVSEVYNZn

* Media interviews can be found here: https://www.dianekalensukra.com/media

Book Reviews:

"I applaud Diane Kalen-Sukra for devising a blueprint for community change. Every community leader should read 'Save Your City' - pen in hand-and then emphatically implement the strategies." - DR. LEW BAYER, Civility Experts Worldwide

"'Save Your City' is a brilliant book. Practical, grounded in historical lessons, provocative, and right on. This is a timely wake-up call to action for all of us who act and live our values. Civility and respect for the golden rule are not dead. Enjoy this must-read." - SEAN MAGENNIS, former YPO Global President & COO

"'Save Your City' is an inspired and powerful must-read. Our democracy is in peril and this book delivers the right message, by the right person, at the right time." - IRA BASEN, CBC Radio Producer

"'Save Your City' cuts through the toxic fog and plots a course to cohesive communities and better living. Diane Kalen-Sukra sets out a vision-a path forward-to counter the culture of division and reassert the power and dignity of our common purpose." - ROBERT FOX, Former Executive Director, OXFAM

"'Save Your City' is an absolute must-read for leaders. Diane Kalen-Sukra masterfully enlightens us on the challenges of modern governance with the wisdom of classical antiquity to address our increasingly uncivil society." - GEORGE B. CUFF, Governance & Management Consultant

"For the love of community, read 'Save Your City.' You will be taken on a journey that awakens your heart and nurtures our collective hope for a sustainable future." - SAM CHAISE, Executive Director, National & International Christian Agencies

"Congratulations to Diane Kalen-Sukra for taking on this critical topic at a time when democratic institutions are experiencing unprecedented challenges and threats. Everyone working in local government or concerned about the future well-being of representative democracy and civic participation, should read this book." - JERRY BERRY, Municipal Consultant & Educator

About the Author:

Diane Kalen-Sukra, MA, CMC, is an author, keynote speaker, and leading culture transformation expert, sharing insights from over two decades of civic leadership, including her award-winning tenure as city manager.

She is the founder of Kalen Academy, an online training institute for civic leaders and engaged citizens. Diane's published works include "Save Your City" and "Civic Resilience", as well as regular columns in Municipal World and Public Sector Digest.

Website: https://www.dianekalensukra.com/

Follow Diane Kalen-Sukra on social media (@dianekalensukra):

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianekalensukra

X/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/dianekalensukra

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dianekalensukra

About the Publisher:

Tellwell Publishing, founded in 2012, has established itself as a notable company in the world of book publishing, offering an array of author centric services. Situated in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Tellwell operates with the mission to empower authors by providing the tools, guidance and support needed to navigate the complex world of publishing.

CITATIONS:

REPORT: Intimidation of State and Local Officeholders The Threat to Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice, January 25, 2024: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/intimidation-state-and-local-officeholders

NEWS ARTICLE: Second Berkeley City Council Resignation This Month Highlights Discord Among Members (KQED, Kelly O'Mara, February 1, 2024) https://www.kqed.org/news/11974504/second-berkeley-city-council-resignation-this-month-highlights-discord-among-members

NEWS ARTICLE: "The most hated people in Gunter": How the government of this North Texas town broke apart (The Texas Tribune, Zack Despart, January 18, 2024) https://www.texastribune.org/2024/01/18/gunter-city-council-resignations-railyard/

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

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Entertainment, Regional Events

Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 Makes a Huge Splash

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Under a canopy of stars, Pompano Beach was transformed into a haven for jazz enthusiasts as over 10,000 music fans showed up for the beachside celebration. Jazz royalty including Branford Marsalis, Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, David Sanchez, and Najee held court on the Champion Porsche Stage at Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 and captivated audiences with their incredible talent.

This year's event, hosted by Mark Ruffin of Sirius XM's Real Jazz channel, was the first time the festival was located directly on the beach which allowed for exponential audience growth. With the tremendous success of this 3rd annual event, the City's Cultural Affairs Department is already planning the 2025 festival.

Upcoming announcements will be featured on https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/.

"Jazz Fest was a true testament to the power of music and art to bring people together," said Ty Tabing, Director Cultural Affairs Department. "We saw families dancing on the sand, people swaying to the melodies, and everyone smiling as they experienced phenomenal art displays by our Artists in Residence, and the incredible food and beverage options from our local venues. We are so grateful to everyone who made this extraordinary event a success, and we cannot wait to do this again next year!"

Restaurants participating in the "Beachside Beats & Culinary Treats" food & beverage area included Baresco, Beach House, Burger Fi, How You Brewin', Cannoli Kitchen Pizza, Kilwins, Lucky Fish and Oceanic.

The stunning artistic experiences provided by the talented Artists in Residence from Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, were underwritten by a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Broward to expand this program outside the venue walls. Jazz Fest was the first time these funds were utilized, and they allowed for an array of impressive artistic experiences including live painting, art installations, mural curations, dance, and even a projection under the pier.

Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 Sponsors include: Champion Porsche, John Knox Village, Bank United, Gold Coast Jazz Society, Outclique, and Pompano! Magazine.

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City's premiere cultural arts venues, including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. The department also oversees the City's Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

Related link: https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/

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Author Bob Herpe, Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, General Editorial, suspense-thriller

Bob Herpe Releases Paperback of ‘The Other Side of Crisis’

ORLANDO, Fla. -- 94-year-old Orlando area resident and author, Bob Herpe, announces the release of the paperback version of his latest suspense-thriller. The best-selling author said this new version of his novel "The Other Side of Crisis" (ISBN: 979-8350927269) will be available Feb 1, 2024 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Bookbaby.com. It will be in bookstores nationwide thereafter.

Official Review of onlinebookclub.org, reviewer Isaac Oh: "I rate this book, 'The Other Side of Crisis' by Bob Herpe, 5 out of 5 stars. The book was so lovely to read. Right from the first chapter, the author caught my attention, and it was hard to let go. The action, suspense, and twists made this book even more enjoyable. The detailed descriptions that the author used in describing the scenes in the book made it even more interesting. It felt like I was watching a blockbuster movie."

A 5-star review from The Book Commentary reviewer, Franklin Bauer: "Bob Herpe's 'The Other Side of Crisis' is an enthralling tale of vengenance, hatred, and unwavering pursuit of justice. The store opens with a tragic incident during an El Al flight from Israel, plunging the protagonists into a realm of danger and suspense. Ernie Gravnick, a retired police chief, becomes the target of a merciless serial killer known as the Ghost. Meanwhile, Riana Dayan, an Israeli flight attendant, with a special forces background, faces a powerful threat from a vengeful brother of her former captor. Their fates intertwine in a gripping tale involving assassination attempts, terrorist attacks, and undercover operations. Can they manage to navigate safely through the dangers while the bond between them grows stronger?"

Bob Herpe's signature blend of rich storytelling and deep character development takes the reader on an unforgettable journey that challenges and inspires.

The Book Commentary reviewer James Farlow says: "'The Other Side of Crisis' by Bob Herpe is a deeply suspenseful and masterfully crafted thriller. Herpe delivers a top-notch narrative that is delightfully, diabolically fun to read, blending romance with strong terrorist themes to bring joy to readers."

Information on Amazon: https://a.co/d/f3eTWjl

Information Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-other-side-of-cris-bob-herpe/1144545750?ean=9798350927269

Information on BookBaby.com: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-other-side-of-crisis?format=paperback

Florida readers can also look forward to a series of local book signings and readings by the author, with dates to be announced shortly.

About Bob Herpe:

After a lifetime of careers in advertising and broadcasting, and as a coach to senior-level executives, Bob Herpe began a writing career with the publication of his first novel, "Gravnick" which became a best seller. Now at the age of 94, he offers up another Action-packed thriller: "The Other Side of Crisis."

Related link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-herpe-2b6606186/

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Business, Dink Productions, Entertainment, filmmaker Dan Brooks, Funding and Investment, Pickleball, Sports and Activities

Game, Set, Match! Dink Productions Serves Up Kickstarter Campaign for First-Ever Pickleball Full-Length Feature Film, ‘In a Pickle’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Dink Productions launches a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their upcoming movie "In a Pickle." By engaging the vibrant pickleball community in this campaign, Dink Productions aims to showcase the massive audience awaiting to see this movie come to life.

Announced by Dink Productions in early January, "In a Pickle" is a love letter to the sport, celebrating the community around it and exploring its playful rivalry with tennis. Crafted by filmmaker, storyteller, and pickleball enthusiast Dan Brooks, alongside music and film producer, serial entrepreneur Jason Reid, who builds pickleball and tennis courts across Florida, the movie captures these diverse perspectives on the sport's rise.

Joel Boyd, an acclaimed comedy writer, actor, and director, adds his witty and relatable humor to create a film that promises to captivate audiences with its unique blend of humor, heart, and sportsmanship.

The writers are launching a crowdfunding campaign to start the pre-production stage of the movie. More than anything else, Dink Productions is looking to have the vast, passionate pickleball community become part of this exciting journey.

The company is teaming up with jojo+lo Pickleball Wear ~ With Flair, a female-founded brand with trendy pickleball apparel and accessories. This collaboration plays a big role in the different tiers and perks of this campaign, and their products are an integral part of some of the rewards that people can enjoy when they contribute to the campaign.

We have partnered with pickleball's largest online community and leading media platform, The Pickleball Clinic, consisting of a Facebook Group over over 125k players and fans, a newsletter with over 70k readers, and a suite of active, content-filled social media platforms including Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.

As an "Official Partner," they will be promoting our Kickstarter, generating hype for the film, running an innovative giveaway, and engaging in other activities such as interviews and social media promotion. The Pickleball Clinic serves as a community for ALL players, from beginners to seasoned pros.

"This Kickstarter isn't just about raising money. We know that there is a huge audience primed for a movie like this. We want to convince big production companies and famous actors that pickleball isn't just a fad - it's a big deal and it needs a movie. With your help, we can show just how passionate this community is. Let's show them why 'In a Pickle' needs to happen!" says Reid.

As the production stage of the movie nears, Dink Productions already knows they have something special.

Dan Brooks says, "The response to our initial marketing on Instagram has been overwhelming and wonderful, and so many people have offered to get involved. Content creators such as Evan Slaughter, Morgan Evans, and The Hype Guys, among many others. We cannot wait to keep bringing more people into this incredibly exciting project, a first of its kind movie that celebrates both the sport of pickleball, and the community that surrounds it."

Be part of cinematic history and help us bring "In a Pickle" to the big screen, at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inapickle/in-a-pickle-a-sports-comedy-feature-film

"In a Pickle" Website: https://www.inapicklemovie.com/.

"In a Pickle" Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inapicklethefilm/

"In a Pickle" Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/InAPickleFilm

MULTIMEDIA:

Promo video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB6ExpL2OMU

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

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Author Lauren de Leeuw, Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Product Launches

Solve a mystery on the secretive shores of Haida Gwaii in the newly-released ‘Secrets in the Islands: A Sami Series Adventure’ by Lauren de Leeuw

VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C. -- Young fans of mystery and adventure are in for a treat with the release of Lauren de Leeuw's debut novel, "Secrets in the Islands: A Sami Series Adventure" (ISBN: 978-1998190270). Join twelve-year-old Sami Johnson as her world turns upside down when she finally gets to accompany her world-famous archaeologist parents on a dig.

Excited to tag along and leave the teasing of her rock-climbing club behind, Sami soon realizes that not everything on Haida Gwaii is as it appears to be. Between missing artifacts, dead of night stakeouts, stalkers in the forest and secret tidal caves, Sami begins to wonder if maybe she was better off being left at home.

As the secrets of Haida Gwaii darken and turn deadly, Sami must overcome her fears if she hopes to save her parents, her new friend, and the spirit of the islands themselves. Can Sami find the grit, determination, and most importantly the confidence, to make it through and solve this mystery before it's too late?

"Secrets in the Islands" marks de Leeuw's juvenile fiction debut. Full of adventure, heart, and intrigue, this first installment in the "Sami Series" is sure to entertain as much as it will inspire. Follow Sami on each thrilling adventure as she dives deeper into the world of ancient artifacts and mysterious schemes, and learns to conquer her fears.

Lauren de Leeuw currently resides on Vancouver Island with her husband and two wonderfully energetic children. With a background in journalism, her true passion lies in the adventure novels that fuel her imagination, and the exploration of new travel destinations. Her love for exploration and adventure shines through in "Secrets in the Islands" as she takes readers on a thrilling journey to Haida Gwaii.

Follow Sami on her next adventure at https://samiseriesadventures.com/.

Connect with Lauren de Leeuw on Instagram at @the_sami_adventure.

"Secrets in the Islands" is now out through Tellwell Publishing (RRP $17.95) and available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo and more.

BOOK SUMMARY:

Title: Secrets in the Islands: A Sami Series Adventure

Author: Lauren de Leeuw

Email: authorpress@tellwell.ca

Website: samiseriesadventures.com

Buy Link: https://amazon.ca/dp/1998190277

Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure

Released: December 14, 2023

PAPERBACK ISBN-13: 9781998190270

HARDCOVER ISBN-13: 9781998190287

EBOOK ISBN-13: 9781998190294

Publisher: Tellwell ( http://www.tellwell.ca )

Related link: https://samiseriesadventures.com/

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Author Michele Schrader, Books and Publishing, Entertainment, General Editorial, Palliative care, spiritual health

Author Michele Schrader Explores the Power of Intention in New Book, ‘Beautiful Intentions: Healing One Soul at a Time’

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Author Michele Schrader invites readers on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing in her latest book, "Beautiful Intentions: Healing One Soul at a Time" (IBSN: 978-0228883913, Dec. 2023). This profound work delves into the depths of the human soul, offering insights and practical tools for personal growth and spiritual awakening.

In "Beautiful Intentions," Michele Schrader addresses fundamental questions that resonate with us all: "Who am I?" and "What is my purpose?" Drawing from her own spiritual experiences and the wisdom gained from her career as a nurse in palliative care, Schrader shares a concrete plan for healing deep fears and emotional trauma.

The book encourages readers to view daily life challenges from an alternative perspective, emphasizing the role of intention in the healing process. Schrader's guidance and tools pave the way to a path of peace, joy, and self-discovery.

One of the book's core messages centers around the power of self-love and forgiveness, which unlock the portal to our true Higher Soul Self. By elevating personal energy and embracing these concepts, readers can attract positive people and experiences into their lives.

Michele Schrader's journey of revelation also extends to the exploration of the soul's transition into the afterlife. Drawing from her own spiritual experiences and communications with the Heavenly realm, she provides comfort and clarity on this profound and often mysterious topic.

"Beautiful Intentions" is a testament to Schrader's lifelong connection to a Higher Power and her dedication to helping others find their path to spiritual clarity. Her personal and professional experiences have converged to create this Divinely inspired book, offering readers a profound and uplifting perspective on life's challenges and the power of intention.

To pick-up a copy of the book and find out more about Michele Schrader and "Beautiful Intentions: Healing One Soul at a Time," please visit Amazon.com at: https://a.co/d/0SwFoN6

BOOK SUMMARY:

Author: Michele Schrader

Email: authorpress@tellwell.ca

Buy Link: https://a.co/d/2fotyZI

Genre: Memoir/Spirituality

Released: December 1, 2023

IBSN: 9780228883913

Related link: https://a.co/d/2fotyZI

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