Scenes Everlasting and Other Essaysis a bestselling collection of inspirational short stories based on Connie Perez’s life experiences as a daughter, wife, mother, sister, and friend. From childhood to parenthood, from losing loved ones to having breakfast with Mother Teresa, from baseball to God Almighty, these bits of memoir are uplifting and thought-provoking reflections that take the reader on a journey filled with laughter, tears, friendship and faith.
Perspective, humor, life lessons, and spiritual growth is just some of what awaits the reader in this rich gathering of shorts filled with outer reality and inner sensibility.
The book sale proceeds for Scenes Everlasting go to benefit two charities. Perez is donating the royalties to Autism Speaks and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, “Two charities with a great mission statement and track record of helping numerous children,” says Perez.
About the Author
Connie C. Perez was born in Havana, Cuba. When she was six, her family exiled to Spain and later moved to the United States. She was raised in Miami, where she lives with her husband and two children, and works in the legal field. She studied journalism and creative writing at Miami Dade College and later at the University of Florida in Gainesville. During her summers off from school, she worked as a missionary in the Dominican Republic. She has a passion for writing, and founded and maintains a popular blog, Rx for the Soul, dedicated to the meaningful things in life. She enjoys traveling and is an avid photographer. For over 30 years, she has volunteered her Saturdays teaching religion at her community church.
David Altshuler has spent the last thirty years of his life
listening to kids and listening to school counselors and listening to
parents. David’s visited colleges and boarding schools and wilderness
programs and then spent more time listening to kids and listening to
school counselors and listening to parents. After 30 years of listening,
David’s finally ready to talk. What he wants to talk about are the
things he’s learned over those 30 years and how they can make parenting
easier for you. David has heard all the questions but admits he doesn’t
have all the answers. What he does have is a really good understanding
of kids and parents and what they need to do to get along and flourish.
Raising Healthy Kids In An Unhealthy World is a collection of stories,
observations, and proven techniques that can make your life — and the
lives of your children — better.
Advertising industry pioneer and innovator Phyllis Green and her inspirational and motivational autobiography, Fired at 50: A Survivor's Guide to Prosperity, a narrative that follows her career from the corporate heights of network television to its descent into the unemployment line and finally to the heights of entrepreneurial success, along the way providing significant hands-on survival tactics on how to succeed under any circumstances.
This event will include an introduction and an interactive dialogue with the editor Margarita Pardo Abrishami.
About the Author
A veteran producer, network sales manager and advertising executive, Phyllis Green is hailed as an industry pioneer for bridging the gap between the worlds of retail and TV advertising. Green began her career working at a 250-watt radio station in Trenton, New Jersey. A year later, she landed a job as “Weekend Weather Girl” at WCKT-TV, Miami, now WSVN-TV. She climbed the TV career ladder with jobs at Indianapolis and Boston TV affiliates, and ultimately became the first woman sales manager at ABC-TV’s flagship station in New York City. After a promotion to ABC-TV network, her star rose as she brought major retailers to TV. Misfortune struck when she was suddenly fired by Capital Cities who acquired the network–changing her world overnight. In 1986 Green merged her experience in the worlds of advertising and television by founding Green Advertising. The agency is now one of the most respected advertising agencies in the state of Florida. In 1999, Green Advertising was acquired by Pace Advertising, a WPP company. WPP is the world's largest marketing and communication agency. Today, Green serves as Chairman of Green Advertising, the parent company of GreenAd.com; Stalder/Green Advertising in Orlando, and VidPop Productions, a video production complex in Boca Raton.
This is the true story of a woman, who having had been away from the lord for forty years , one night went to sleep and had an out of body experience, A skeptic in search for answers. When a Second out of body experience happened, she knew time was running out. This is the story of A Second Chance, A Spiritual Experience that transformed her Life.
About the Author
Myrna Raquel Quiles, was born in Puerto Rico and raised in NewYork. Has a Beautiful Daughter and a Loving Husband. Myrna is a Nurse and a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager in the State of Florida.
Dramatic history, lush scenery, and a colorful cast transport us to the time of Cuba's turning point - the late 1950s
against the tropical landscape of Cuba's countryside and the glamour of
1950s Havana, this moving story of Cuban life at a pivotal time in the
country's rich history will resonate with anyone who has experienced the
loss of family or homeland.
It is 1958, the last year of Fulgencio
Batista's dictatorship. Mike, the son of Don Miguel, a wealthy land
owner and rancher, is summoned home from his MBA studies in the United
States because of his father's failing health. Still recovering from the
loss of his wife, Mike's return is an immediate tonic for Don Miguel.
Caught between his family obligations and his desire to pursue his own
dreams, Mike quickly finds himself succumbing to his father's desire for
him to take over the responsibilities of running the family ranch.
Mike settles back into the life he was groomed for, Don Miguel,
reinvigorated, spends more and more time socializing in Havana. Changes
are happening everywhere. The government is encroaching on civil
liberties and social and political upheaval is in the air. There are
rumblings about Castro's guerillas organizing in the mountains. On the
ranch, long-time employees of Don Miguel resent the changes that Mike is
making, setting the stage for a confrontation that change the lives of
With evocative language, vibrant characters, and
explosive history My Lost Cubapull us into fascinating time and place-. It is a memorable family saga, love story and political tale.
About the Author
Celso Gonzalez-Falla was born in Cuba in 1935 and
studied law. He became an activist fighting against the increasing
restrictions put in place by Fidel Castro. In 1961 he had to leave Cuba
as a political exile. Celso Gonzalez-Falla (Corpus Christi, TX) is
active in both business and philanthropy in the United States. He, along
with his wife, founded The Gilman and Gonzales-Falla Theater Foundation
and he is Chairman of the Board of the Aperture Foundation.
Magic and romance battle each other in this much anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The School for Good and Evil.
Best friends Sophie and Agatha return to the spectacular world where
the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Together, they
have the strength to face unseen enemies and new threats. But what will
happen when they are torn apart?
In the epic sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The School for Good and Evil, Sophie and Agatha are home, living out their Ever After. But life isn't quite the fairy tale they expected.
When Agatha secretly wishes she'd chosen a different happy ending, she
reopens the gates to the School for Good and Evil. But the world she and
Sophie once knew has changed.
Witches and princesses, warlocks and princes are no longer enemies. New
bonds are forming; old bonds are being shattered. But underneath this
uneasy arrangement, a war is brewing and a dangerous enemy rises. As
Agatha and Sophie battle to restore peace, an unexpected threat could
destroy everything, and everyone, they love—and this time, it comes from
Soman Chainani has created a spectacular world that Newbery
Honor-winning author Ann M. Martin calls "a fairy tale like no other,
complete with romance, magic, and humor that will keep you turning pages
until the end."
About the Author
Soman Chainani's first novel, The School for Good and Evil, debuted on the New York Times
bestseller list, has been translated into languages across six
continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal
As a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University's MFA Film
Program, Soman has made films that have played at over 150 festivals
around the world, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear
Lake, New Draft, the CAPE Foundation, the Shasha Grant, and the Sun
Valley Writers' Fellowship.
When he's not telling stories, Soman is a die-hard tennis player who
never lost a first-round match for ten years . . . until he started
writing The School for Good and Evil. Now he loses all the time.
Award-winning writer Jimmy Santiago Baca, a vital voice in American
poetry, weaves personal and political threads to create a pertinent and
poignant narrative infused with vigor and passion, emotional grace and
vivid sensory detail.
Singing At The Gates is a collection of new and
previously published poems that reflect back over four decades of Baca's
life. These are poems that revitalize the national dialogue: raging
against war and imprisonment, celebrating family and the bonds of
friendship, heightening appreciation for and consciousness of the
environment. A career-spanning selection, it includes his early work as a
budding poet, written while serving a five-year prison sentence; poems
drawn from Baca's first chapbook; and recent pieces meditating on the
significance of breaking through oppression.
Singing at the Gates
displays the breadth and depth of Baca's poetic power--with irreverent
charm and disarming freedom of mind and soul. The vital pulse of love
abiding in these poems will affirm and reaffirm, for both longtime and
newfound readers, his devotion to truth and beauty.
In an ideal world, journalists act selflessly and in the public interest regardless of the financial consequences. However, in reality, news outlets no longer provide the most important and consequential stories to audiences; instead, news producers adjust news content in response to ratings, audience demographics, and opinion polls. While such criticisms of the news media are widely shared, few can agree on the causes of poor news quality.
The People's News argues that the incentives in the American free market drive news outlets to report news that meets audience demands, rather than democratic ideals.In short, audiences' opinions drive the content that so often passes off as "the news."
The People's News looks at news not as a type of media but instead as a commodity bought and sold on the market, comparing unique measures of news content to survey data from a wide variety of sources. Joseph Uscinski's rigorous analysis shows news firms report certain issues over others - not because audiences need to know them, but rather, because of market demands. Uscinski also demonstrates that the influence of market demands also affects the business of news, prohibiting journalists from exercising independent judgment and determining the structure of entire news markets as well as firm branding. Ultimately, the results of this book indicate profit-motives often trump journalistic and democratic values.The findings also suggest that the media actively responds to audiences, thus giving the public control over their own information environment.
Uniting the study of media effects and media content, The People's News presents a powerful challenge to our ideas of how free market media outlets meet our standards for impartiality and public service.
About the Author
Joseph Uscinski is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami.
Los Estados Unidos le declararon la guerra al terrorismo después de los cobardes atentados del 11 de setiembre de 2001. Michael Harris es un mayor del ejército americano y miembro de un grupo de elite dentro de las fuerzas especiales: los temibles Leones del Desierto. A partir de una Directiva Presidencial y utilizando toda la tecnología y los recursos que son puestos a su disposición, Mike y sus leones deben recorrer el mundo tratando de eliminar a los elementos terroristas de Al-Quaeda que amenazan con perturbar la paz mundial. Cuando conoce a Marcie Johanssen, una hermosa y riquísima heredera dinamarquesa, Mike se enamora en forma instantánea y, sin quererlo, ella también se ve arrastrada en la terrible lucha que se va desatando en diferentes partes del mundo.
Sobre el autor:
Carlos Viola se desempeñó durante más de veinte años como Presidente y CEO de Aeroterra S.A., una empresa de tecnología dedicada a proveer soluciones geoespaciales mediante la utilización de Sistemas de Información Geográfica e imágenes satelitarias, participando activamente en la totalidad de los múltiples proyectos ejecutados por la compañía. Apasionado lector y escritor, León Negro es su primera novela de ficción.
Books and Books y la revista Letra Urbana…al borde del olvido, continúan explorando los estilos de vida contemporáneos con la serie Letra Urbana Encuentros @ Books and Books.
Este mes, en colaboración con el Centro Cultural Argentino
Recordando a Julio Cortázar, con Eduardo Montes-Bradley
«Yo creo que desde muy pequeño mi desdicha y mi dicha, al mismo tiempo, fue el no aceptar las cosas como me eran dadas. A mí no me bastaba con que me dijeran que eso era una mesa, o que la palabra madre era la palabra madre y ahí se acaba todo. Al contrario, en el objeto mesa y en la palabra madre empezaba para mí un itinerario misterioso que a veces llegaba a franquear y en el que a veces me estrellaba. En suma, desde pequeño, mi relación con las palabras, con la escritura, no se diferencia de mi relación con el mundo en general. Yo parezco haber nacido para no aceptar las cosas tal como me son dadas.»
Julio Cortázar fue uno de los autores más innovadores de su tiempo, con un notable manejo de la narración breve y la poesía con el que inauguró una nueva forma de hacer literatura en Latinoamérica. Un estilo que escapa de la linealidad del tiempo, transitando entre lo real y lo fantástico, fue incluido como parte del realismo mágico. Cortázar supo transgredir las leyes de la narración creando extraordinarias situaciones con las que reflejó la condición del hombre. A la vez esos recursos los usó en otro momento, "dejando que la historia se cuele por las ventanas" y volviéndose un escritor políticamente comprometido.
Eduardo Montes-Bradley. Escritor y cineasta. Autor de libros y películas biográficas sobre la vida de
varios artistas, compositores e intelectuales. Entre ellos escribió sobre Jorge Luis Borges, Julian Bond y el más completo ensayo biográfico sobre Julio Cortázar. Recibió repetidos premios por sus documentales. Samba On Your Feet, ganó el reconocimiento de los Departamentos de Estudios Afro-Estadounidenses en campus a través de EE. UU; Reflexiones sobre el Movimiento de los derechos civiles fue premiada en el Virginia Film Festival y ganó en Cóndor de Plata por Los cuentos del timonel.