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Mom Life: Perfection Pending Texas Book Launch

Meet parenting humor author and popular mommy blogger Meredith Ethington this coming Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Tyler Public Library. Meredith will be reading from Mom Life: Perfection Pending, signing books, and answering your questions in a Q & A session. Come on by to experience the camaraderie of motherhood! The book launch and signing will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. College Avenue in Tyler, Texas. Mom Life will be available for purchase at the event and is sold online on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and...

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New Release! Mom Life: Perfection Pending by Meredith Ethington

Absolute Love Publishing announces the release of Mom Life: Perfection Pending by popular parenting blogger Meredith Ethington. An uplifting and relatable read, Ethington’s debut book was written to help mothers who feel they aren’t “perfect moms” realize they are not alone. “I wanted the mother who felt isolated and alone and like she wasn’t measuring up to know that she, too, was meant to be a mother. And that she is, in fact, the best mother for her own kids,” Ethington said. “Moms need to know they can do it. They are enough. We’re strong, and we can do...

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Editor’s Tip: Recognizing and Releasing Fear of Beginnings

Whether you’re brimming with excitement and your words are pouring out and onto the page or you’re fighting fear of the blank page with procrastination, beginnings are always full of emotion. Excitement and joy, however, are much easier for us to handle than fear. Recognizing fear can help us release it and move our work forward. When faced with a new project, typical fears include: *Not being good enough. As MM Finck wrote, “The story would not have picked you if you couldn’t write it.” So, write it. Get it down. It may not be good enough yet, but a...

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The Courage To Write A Novel (And It Does Take Courage!)

Young adult author Janet McLaughlin kicks off the year with a blog hosted by the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of SCBWI.  McLaughlin is the author of the Soul Sight Mysteries series, including Haunted Echo and Fireworks, and is a longtime SCBWI member. Be inspired to write a book and learn how Janet decided what kind of book to write … Read the full blog here. Janet McLaughlin has been involved in the communication field most of her adult life as a writer, editor, and teacher. Her love of mysteries and the mystical are evident in her novels. She is a member of the Society of Children’s...

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Ten Reasons Books Make Great Gifts

Is your holiday gift search fueled by peppermint mochas and all the Christmas music you can handle? Have you been embarking on endless shopping trips for just the “right”  (price, style, value) present and still coming up short? Then we have just the thing for you! Books! Consider adding books (print or digital) to your mindful gift selection this year. Trust a bibliophile; they make great gifts! Here’s why: Books are gifts that keep giving page after page, character after character, scene after scene. Readers get transported to new places and learn new things with each and every read....

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Editor’s Tip: The Secret To Creating A Successful Writing Submission

Start where the action is. A major difference between beginning writers and seasoned authors is knowledge on how to hook the reader immediately. Almost every submission we receive starts approximately three chapters deeper than the author first imagines. So, write that background, if it helps, but then delete, delete, delete (or move it to a separate file if you can’t bear to let go completely.) Hook us from page one, and you’ve (or we’ve) got a keeper! Check out our submissions page to see our 2018 book catalog needs! Until next time, with much love, Sarah Sarah Hackley is...

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Blending Psychology and Weight Loss

Absolute Love Publishing author and mindful weight loss expert Michelle Hastie recently chatted with Britt Allen on Writestream Radio’s “Get Fit, Feel Fabulous” about the dynamics of blending psychology and weight loss. Hastie recently uncovered a clear pattern when compiling data for her thesis on the differences between dieters and non-dieters: the two groups approach exercise with completely different mindsets. Non-dieters exercise for how good it makes them feel (physically and emotionally), the strength it builds, and for enjoyment. Dieters said they exercise to lose or maintain weight. This presents problems for the dieters. “When you exercise for weight...

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Coming Soon! A Joyful Approach To Weight Loss By Author Michelle Hastie

Just in time of the holidays!  A new deliciously covered and joy inspired weight loss book by mindful weight loss coach and author Michelle Hastie. In “Have Your Cake and Be Happy, Too: A Joyful Approach to Weight Loss,” author Michelle Hastie uses her own research into nutrition and the psychology of weight loss to help you uncover the mindset you need to transition from fat storing to fat burning, without overly fancy or external tactics. No more strict regimens or unfulfilling meals. Just strong body awareness, deep mind-body connection, and positive results. Don’t change your diet or your...

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WHY I USE MY CRAFT TO CREATE GOODNESS … BY CARA BARTEK

At Absolute Love Publishing, we believe in creating goodness in the world. This post is one of a series in which we’ve asked our authors to explain why they choose to align themselves with our publishing house and why they use their craft to create goodness … Absolute Love Publishing Author Cara Bartek: My Life in Superposition I am fascinated with the idea of quantum superposition. I know this sounds strange, especially for a children’s author, but it is an idea that always has held a little magic for me. And yes, an idea like this does seem more...

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NEW RELEASE “ADIMA RETURNING” BY YA AUTHOR STEVE SCHATZ

Absolute Love Publishing is excited to announce the exhilarating release of “Adima Returning,” the second book in The Adima Chronicles, by YA fantasy author Steve Schatz. As the adventure continues, the faithful friends find themselves, once again, at the center of a conflict between light and dark. The Sacred Cliff is crumbling and with it the Adima way of life! Weakened by the absence of their beloved friend James, Rory, Tima, and Billy must battle time and unseen forces to unite the greatest powers of all dimensions in one goal. They must move the Sacred Cliff before it traps...

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Hometown Author Janet McLaughlin Returns to Celebrate Book Launch with Local Students

Absolute Love Publishing young-adult author and former Holy Saviour School alumna Janet McLaughlin returns home to Norristown, Pennsylvania, to celebrate her latest book release with the students of two local schools: St. Francis of Assisi School and Holy Rosary Regional Catholic School. “What a treat it will be to be back in my hometown,” said McLaughlin. “I may have been away for a long time, but I have never forgotten my roots. And to make this homecoming even more special, I’ll be going to a Bishop Kenrick High School reunion and spending time with friends I haven’t seen for...

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Unique Characters Create Readable, Relatable Books

I have a special spot in my heart for books that address identity problems that so many of us—or a select few of us—share. Books that focus on unique subsets of people—powerful, courageous teens; psychics; lightworkers; girl scientists; celestial beings coming to terms with and reveling in their physical humanity; funny, sarcastic mothers who feel they don’t quite “fit in;” the heroic chronically ill; women looking to get more from life than a lower number on a scale. These books speak to me because these people are, in one way or another, my people. I want to hear their...

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Why I Use My Craft To Create Goodness … By Jean Brannon

At Absolute Love Publishing, we believe in creating goodness in the world. This post is one of a series in which we’ve asked our authors to explain why they choose to align themselves with our publishing house and why they use their craft to create goodness … Absolute Love Publishing Author Jean Brannon Some of my life’s simplest and most cherished moments have unfolded on a front porch. Hugs hello and goodbye kisses. Summer-evening chats and lazy-morning java. Watching traffic and passersby and squirrel shenanigans with equal curiosity. Hearing the ever-soothing Tom Bodett for Motel 6 in my head...

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New Release! “Fireworks” by Janet McLaughlin

Absolute Love Publishing is thrilled to announce the exciting release of “Fireworks,” the second book in the Soul Sight Mysteries series by middle-grade author Janet McLaughlin. Dreams aren’t real. Psychic teen Zoey Christopher knows the difference between dreams and visions better than anyone, but ever since she and her best friend returned from spring vacation, Zoey’s dreams have been warning her that Becca is in danger. But a dream isn’t a vision—right? Besides, Zoey has other things to worry about, like the new, cute boy in school. Dan obviously has something to hide, and he won’t leave Zoey alone—even...

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Getting To Know Psychic Teen Zoey Christopher

Absolute Love Publishing YA author Janet McLaughlin dishes on talented teen character Zoey Christopher, psychic abilities, and “Fireworks,” the upcoming second novel in the Soul Sight Mysteries series. Q: What inspired your Soul Sight Mysteries series? How did the story come to be? A: I love telling this story. My husband and I published several local magazines. As publisher/editor, I was in the position to do any type of interview I wanted. We had a Body/Mind/Spirit section so I sought out several intuitives that lived in the area. (Sarasota, Florida, has a very active spiritual community.) All of the...

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