15, Apr 2024
Author Gary L. Joralemon’s New Book The Stadium Steps

Author Gary L. Joralemon’s New Book The Stadium Steps

Arroyo Grande, CA, April 15, 2024 — Gary L. Joralemon, who holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a master’s degree in leadership from St. Mary’s College of California, has completed his new book, “The Stadium Steps”: a gripping tale that centers around a probation officer who finds himself in the Pacific Dunes Rehabilitative Hospital for a traumatic brain injury, but discovers that this facility may not be exactly what it appears to be.

After thirty-three years in law enforcement, author Gary L. Joralemon retired from the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, having risen to the rank of chief deputy probation officer. Gary has served on the faculties of the Alan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy, Cuesta College, and California State University, San Luis Obispo. He specializes in issues pertaining to law enforcement use of force and ethics. He is a former Police and Fire Olympic wrestler and participated in the 2005 Outrigger Canoe World Championships in Molokai, Hawaii.

“‘The Stadium Steps’ is actually two tales,” writes Joralemon. “It’s the story of a probation officer, the son of a slain police officer, raised by his mother and a parish priest who becomes a surrogate father to the boy. But Father Iggy is more than a paternal figure in the life of Michael O’Shea. The priest becomes his boxing coach and, at an early age, may have sowed the seeds for the traumatic brain injury which leads to O’Shea’s placement in a medical facility for patients with brain trauma. O’Shea soon finds that all is not as it appears in the Pacific Dunes Rehabilitative Hospital, and like the carpenter who can’t bring herself to hire someone else to repair a broken piece of furniture, O’Shea takes matters into his own hands. At the end of the day, ‘The Stadium Steps’ is a morality tale, so at its conclusion, like these characters, you ask the same question: ‘What would you do if you were Michael Ignatius O’Shea?’”

15, Apr 2024
The Hacker Code the 2nd Book in the Hacker Chronicles by Christopher Dalton

Denver, CO, April 15, 2024 — Christopher Dalton, renowned for his compelling narratives at the nexus of technology and humanity, delivers another masterpiece that resonates with today’s digital zeitgeist. His storytelling not only entertains but provokes thought about the digital world’s impact on society and the individual’s soul.

This novel is not just a story; it’s an exploration of the dreams that drive us and the deceptions that threaten to undo us. “The Hacker Code” is a must-read for anyone fascinated by the promise and peril of our increasingly digital lives.

Fans of technological thrillers and corporate dramas will find “The Hacker Code” a compelling addition to their bookshelves, as Dalton continues to establish himself as a significant voice in the genre.

“The Hacker Code” is available for purchase now.

12, Apr 2024
Author Christene Kamberis Debut Book in Northwoods

Remer, MN, April 12, 2024 –Author Christene Kamberis is excited to announce the release of the first book in her Northwoods middle school adventure series, Ember of the Woods, Whispers in the Pines Series. This installment takes readers on a thrilling journey through the wilderness of Ely, Minnesota.

In this book, readers will join protagonist Ember as she explores the beauty and mystery of the Northwoods. Filled with adventure, friendship, and unexpected twists, this book is sure to captivate readers of all ages.

Christene Kamberis, a former special education teacher and district administrator, draws on her love of nature and her experiences in the Northwoods to create a vivid and engaging world for readers to explore. Through her writing, she hopes to inspire a love of adventure, interest in the Northwoods and a sense of wonder in her readers.

“I am thrilled to share this new adventure with readers,” says Christene. “The Northwoods hold a special place in my heart, and I hope that through my writing, readers will come to love this wilderness as much as I do.”

Ember of the Woods is now available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and BookBaby Bookshop, as well as all major outlets and distributors. For more information about the book and upcoming events, follow Christene Kamberis, Author, Speaker, Coach on social media.

12, Apr 2024
Five Leading Goan Engineering Colleges Sign MOUs with Kilowott to Enhance Technical Education, Make Students Job Ready

Five Leading Goan

Panaji, 12th April 2024 – Five renowned Goan technical institutes, namely the Don Bosco College of Engineering – Fatorda, Padre Conceicao College of Engineering – Verna, Shree Rayeshwar Institute of Engineering & Information Technology – Shiroda, Agnel Institute of Technology and Design – Assagao and Agnel Polytechnic – Verna, have signed a memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Porvorim-based Kilowott, a leading technology company, to provide students with valuable industry exposure and practical skills.

The MOUs with Kilowott, an IT company headquartered in Goa, with a footprint across three continents, further aim to enhance students’ technical skills and foster collaboration between academia and industry.

According to the terms of the MOUs, the five institutes will collaborate with Kilowott to enhance the quality and technical skills of students through exposure to industries, promote the role of information technology in the automation revolution, link education and the world of work effectively, increase employability by providing technical exposure, strengthen the relationship between the institutes and industries and align industry requirements with college curriculum.

Through the duration of the MOUs, both parties will collaborate on various initiatives, including identifying areas for student internships, organizing industry-based projects, and conducting seminars and workshops.

“We are delighted to partner with these five Goan institutions to provide students with real-world learning experiences,” said Caleb Fernandez, co-founder of Kilowott. “This partnership reflects our commitment to supporting the next generation of industry leaders. By working closely with these institutes, we aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to make them more competitive in today’s job market.”

Kilowatt, with its expertise and global presence, will play a crucial role in helping students bridge the gap between theory and practice, he also said.

11, Apr 2024
Author Susan Chappell’s New Book, Resuming the Kalifee

Author Susan Chappell’s New Book, Resuming the Kalifee

Ellaville, GA, April 11, 2024 –Susan Chappell has completed her new book, “Resuming the Kalifee”: an enthralling fantasy novel that follows the next chapter for the Kalifee people.

The evil Gogatt has not been seen in at least two suns. Things are going so well for the Kalifee people. The crops are thriving, and the brothels are at their highest revenue. The divine lives within all people and the Kalifee know it and express it so well. There is love and love lost. Betrayal is waiting in the wonderful disguise of love, giving, and commitment. These fighting women and men do so much more than fight the enemy. The internal struggle, after all, is the greatest fight of all.

Author Susan Chappell writes, “The Gogatt had not been seen in more than two turns of the earth around the sun. The Califia made sure that patrols were out almost every day. Niea and her team scouted regularly. Not a single sign had been seen of any marauders. No slavers, no beatings, no rapes, and no Gogatt. Many trip wires had been located and removed. No one so far had been caught in their evil traps. If it had not been for Vahar getting Cal and Tulie loose from the deadly snares; surely they would both be dead. Everyone was so grateful to her for her skill, bravery, and using what she had to do what she needed to do. Her story would surely become a Kalifee legend—getting that close to several Gogatts, successfully killing all four of them, and saving two of the most talented fighters in the Kalifee, all while being nine moons pregnant. Now that was a matter for a heroine’s journey.”

11, Apr 2024
Author Michael Hensley’s New Book A boy named Mike

Author Michael Hensley’s New Book A boy named Mike

Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA, April 11, 2024 –Michael Hensley, a veteran of the Marine Corps, has completed his new book, “A boy named Mike”: a touching true story that follows the author as he rises above the challenges and circumstances of his childhood and goes on to accomplish everything that he sets out to do, including seeing the world, serving his country, and starting a family of his very own.

Originally from the small town of Laurel, Delaware, author Michael Hensley has had many adventures and seen many countries throughout his career in the Marine Corps. These adventures included the ability to attend college and complete his degrees, which led him to start his doctorate. The author loves his family, his country, and God, and this is why he loves serving his country and wants to positively impact the lives of children.

Hensley writes, “This book is dedicated to all those who grew up or are growing up in a less than desirable situation, as well as those who have been told they can’t or won’t make it. Additionally, this book is dedicated to God, who has taken care of me throughout my life, and my family whom I love dearly.”

“To everyone, it’s not about where you start. We as humans have this inherent ability to make decisions, meaning where we finish is up to us.”

11, Apr 2024
New Book The Splendid Spark from Author Nancy de Arrigunaga

New Book The Splendid Spark from Author Nancy de Arrigunaga

Palmetto Bay, FL, April 11, 2024 — With her debut children’s book, “The Splendid Spark,” author Nancy de Arrigunaga, captivates readers with a heartwarming story that follows the life of a little boy who, despite appearing strong and brave on the outside, encounters things that make him sad and angry on the inside. With the help of an unexpected friend, he learns the importance of self-acceptance and the value of friendship and kindness toward others.

“The Splendid Spark” subtly reveals the effects of trauma on children and their difficulty with knowing how to cope with challenging experiences on their own. The “scary things that follow” the young boy are intentionally left ambiguous, to allow readers to connect their own experiences to that of the main character, seeing themselves in the story and working through trauma in a similar way.

“One of the most impressive aspects of ‘The Splendid Spark’ is its ability to address complex emotional themes in a manner that is accessible and age appropriate. From navigating friendship to embracing hope, the book tackles a range of topics that resonate deeply with children facing similar challenges.” Goodreads Book Review

“It is a story that strikes a chord with me, not only as a mother and teacher but also as the wife of a behavioral therapist who works with little ones,” de Arrigunaga said. “After learning of the traumas that plagued my dad throughout his childhood, I’ve become even more aware of the significance of guiding and inspiring all children to embrace and honor their uniqueness.”

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Nancy de Arrigunaga’s engaging tale is sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of young readers everywhere, helping them to see themselves through the eyes of those who find beauty and potential in them. “Through a relatable character and beautiful watercolor illustrations, it effectively conveys the message that each child and later adult, possesses a unique spark waiting to be ignited or reignited.”

11, Apr 2024
Author gg raymond’s New Book Norma and the Fly A Novella

Author gg raymond’s New Book Norma and the Fly A Novella

New York, NY, April 11, 2024 — gg raymond, who was born in Jamaica, West Indies, has completed his new book, “Norma and the Fly: A Novella”: an imaginative and poetic novella that invites readers to witness the relationship between a scientist and her most baffling test-tube goo.

In a recent interview, author gg raymond said of his writing, “Me-figure-me a litmus test of the moods and moves of us men. As the others, I’m always trying to describe the grooves in the stones just behind the dazzle of the water’s fall.”

He writes, “I needed to reach out and tell my life to anyone that may listen, someone that might care—if not act. But to receive my words, you must be willing to accept that despair can be seismic: shifting ground, blurring pith. My name is Cat (for Catherine or some such). I’m forty-six years old, and this human-esque laboratory in a remote New Jersey Forest has been my prison for as long as I can remember. I was likely bred here. I lay propped up by pillows and mechanical buttresses that genuflect my body throughout the day. I’m medicated every three hours, and by ‘medicated,’ I mean drugged. Those drugs render me still. Even my eyes’ blink is electronically induced. I’m kept catatonic and utterly paralyzed—yet fully awake and aware.”

10, Apr 2024
Huntington Study Group Launches Project AWARE 2.0 Observational Study

Huntington Study Group Launches Project AWARE 2.0 Observational Study

Rochester, NY, April 10, 2024 — The Huntington Study Group® and HSG Clinical Research, Inc. (together, “HSG”) are pleased to announce the launch of Project AWARE 2.0, an observational study developed in collaboration with Roche Products Limited and Genentech to understand and improve Awareness, Willingness, and Ability for Research and Enrollment in clinical research.

HSG led Project AWARE 1.0 in collaboration with HSG members and advocacy partners in 2010, collecting the insights of over 600 individuals and families impacted by HD to identify awareness and common barriers to participating in clinical trials. As a result, Huntington Study Group developed novel methods to improve and elevate the quality of clinical trials by focusing on aspects of participation that were reported as most troublesome or misunderstood. Building on this success and the team’s experience with the changing clinical trial landscape over the past decade, Project AWARE 2.0 was launched to further explore the feelings, attitudes, and beliefs of HD family members, care partners, and others impacted by the disease regarding the communication and conduct of drug trials and observational studies.

“We know that learning from and listening to people impacted by Huntington’s disease is pivotal in unraveling the intricacies of research participation. Responses to this survey will provide invaluable information that will allow the HD research community to refine the design and execution of future trials and studies that will accelerate treatments for HD. We are proud to be working on this important study with Roche and extend our gratitude to those who are considering participating,” said Elise Kayson, MS, ANP, VP of Clinical Operations at HSG and the Study Principal Investigator.

Project AWARE 2.0 is now available on myHDstory®, HSG’s online direct-to-participant research platform that was developed in close collaboration with Neurotargeting, LLC, a team of physicians and engineers who specializes in developing innovative digital health solutions for neurodegenerative disorders.

Pierre-François D’Haese, PhD, CEO of Neurotargeting, said, “Our collaboration with HSG is not just a project; it’s a journey to develop innovative tools that reshape the research landscape. We have been working with HSG for years developing the myHDstory platform and are excited about working together to recognize the barriers to research participation and further advance the understanding of Huntington’s disease.”

Launched in 2022, myHDstory’s platform pilot study succeeded in having broader geographic and racial diversity reach than any other HD study and in engaging hundreds of people diagnosed with HD who had never participated in any trials or studies.

10, Apr 2024
Ja’Net I. Brown’s Newly Released The World Without

Ja’Net I. Brown’s Newly Released The World Without

Charlotte, NC, April 10, 2024 — “The World Without”: a helpful resource for parents and educators who may be helping a young reader overcome fears of insects. “The World Without” is the creation of published author, Ja’Net I. Brown, a dedicated wife and mother who has been an educator for over twenty years.

Brown shares, “Most people do not like bugs of any type. If they could only just disappear, we would be just fine, right? Wrong! Everything on this earth was created with a purpose. In this story, you will learn about the importance of various creatures and their helpfulness to humans and the environment, even though they may not seem so important to us. There is also a connection to the purpose for which we were all created and the need for the acceptance of others.”