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  • Love is Forever

    In a world in which 49-51% of all marriages end in divorce; less people choose to be married; and others live a life of drudgery in their marriage, it is refreshing to learn from someone who is 100 years, how she and her deceased husband fell in love in the midst of very challenging circumstances; stayed in love; raised a family in two geographic locations and maintained their love. It is even more exemplary that this love did not die after 54 years of marriage and her husband’s untimely death. Even at the age of 100, Mrs. Carmen Carrington is still in love with her husband Ralph Carrington.

    May her story inspire you to find lasting love; and may your love last forever.

    About the Author:

    #1 Bestselling co-author of Success from the Heart, Dr. Nicole Erna Mae Francis Cotton is a transformational leader, certified success coach, and a marriage and family therapist. Through her authentic and passionate love for life and people, she has helped persons of all ages, races and cultures; couples, families and organizations to make positive and lasting change.

    She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Tampa, a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Oral Roberts University, and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Grace Hill Bible University.

    She is the author of It’s Time for Change, and How to Thrive in Trying Times, which presents a profound message of hope. She is also the producer/singer/poet of Poetic Vibes to Help You Thrive, a CD of her poems sung and recited to powerful and inspiring music.

    Dr. Francis Cotton is happily married to her husband and business partner Roy Cotton Jr. To experience one of Victorious Living’s transformational retreats, register at: www.victoriouslivingretreats.com

  • Memories of My Misadventures

    Peter VanNest grew up in a religious and somewhat dysfunctional family during World War II. In later life, he recalls some of the incidents from his late elementary and junior high years, reflecting on how he seemed to have a penchant for getting into trouble. His talent for innocently blundering into misadventure is both amusing and thought-provoking. He ruminates about religion, shares his curiosity about sex, gets into trouble with the family car, and acts out his fascination with fire. Each of the 15 stories, which are recounted with humor and sensitivity, will take you back to your own early years, and make you grateful that you survived your youthful indiscretions.

  • Memories; Argentina, Austria, and the United States

    This book features Esther’s Biography

    Author Bio:

    Esther T. Surany (Ethel) started her artistic career in 1996 in Los Angeles by studying Watercolor with Ed Krimston at San Fernando Valley, CA. Later that year she continued her studies of various media with Marilyn Lazarus. She furthered her talent from 1997 to 2001 at Pierce Colllege in Woodland Hills CA. Also for two years she has studied with Rosa Odow and continued to do until her move to Sun City Anthem. She has been a past board member of the San Fernando Valley Art Club, a member of the San Fernando Watercolor Society and the Pacific Art Guild and was a member of the Nevada Watercolor Society, the Boulder City Art Guild and the City Light Artist’s Gallery and Co-Op. She holds a Teaching Certificate in Multi-dimensional Paper Art with Miju Lee and “Simple Painting” by Frank Clark. With her first love for abstract art she also taught Watercolor, Acrylic, Collage and Cloisonne techniques at Sun City Anthem, Jo Ann,and the Department of Parks and Recreation. In the past her art was juried-in at many places including the Derfield Center Exhibition and the Las Vegas Fine Arts Museum. She has received many awards for her art.

  • Miz Bambo

    Carol Craig Cowan-Lanyon had an idyllic childhood. Her mother, “Miz Bambo,” embodied comfort, filling her world with art and magic. Her father kept her safe and told her she could be anything she wanted to be. But when Carol’s father died just before her fifteenth birthday, the foundations began to crack. Without warning, Bambo became volatile and impossible to please. And at the end of Carol’s sophomore year in college, Bambo disrupted all of her plans for the future with a declaration: they would be spending the next year abroad. What followed was the adventure of a lifetime. Though rooming with her mother didn’t exactly represent the bohemian freedom Carol had yearned for, their experiences together would teach her how much she still had to learn about the world-and force her to grow up in ways she couldn’t have anticipated. Miz Bambo tells the story of a unique mother-daughter bond, and of mysteries that will forever remain unsolved.

  • Molly

    The story Molly is about a little black girl named Molly who goes through trials and tribulations of pain and suffering and has to watch her parents brutally beaten and her dad is fatally wounded by a gang member from a past mistake which is ultimately drug related and results in his violent death at the hands of mobsters and the KKK’s.

    Molly grows up learning the truth about her mother being nearly fatally beaten at the hands of the gang members and KKK’s she is just an innocent bystander who just happens to be a target of the horrible crime.

    Molly ends up going through racism brutality verbal assault and sexually assault by the hands of Caucasian men and by the KKK members she ends up getting help by a mysterious man whom he saves her by defending her and fighting off the men.

    He later takes her to his hide out and then later tells his wife of her troubled life by what Molly had told him previously.

    The old man is named Ronald Stinger and the older lady is named Debra Stinger.

    Molly ends up meeting two white girls named Summer and r Rain who become her friends and help her gain independence and control of her life she later learns that the people responsible for her father’s death were the KKK’s and the mobsters and to Molly’s surprise the leader of the clan was the two girl’s father whom Molly became friends with and the helped her face all her struggles in life. Summer and
    Rain’s father is against Molly being friends with his girls.

    But after he later goes through suffering of his own with his two girls Rain and Summer being hurt by a gunshot by him unknowingly he has a change of heart and tries to make amends with his demons and he asks for forgiveness from Molly in an apology letter which Molly discovers after his sudden death.

    Molly reunites with her mother who is thought to be dead and she tells Molly of her reason of being gone for so long in a concentration camp hideout by the KKK’s in attempt to kill her she tells Molly of how she escapes and makes it out alive to reunite with her daughter once again.

    The story is about overcoming your challenges and making yourself a better person through the negative situations and make it a positive.

  • Mommy’s Coming Home A Little Different

    Yes, Mommy came home a little different that year, but the love that a parent and child shares is magnificently unbelievable and, most importantly, unbreakable!

    Allow my story to assist you on your journey, discovering the fascinating strength we all possess. I hope that a positive outlook and uncompromising expectations take you and your family to a place you may have never known existed.

    This could be a valuable learning experience for everyone involved and, most importantly, for your children.

    I choose to show our children that we have to adapt and adjust throughout our entire life; this is what helps us to have inner strength that will allow us to be successful and accomplish great things.

  • My Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    In the wee hours, on October 14th, 1981 a breezy, foggy morning, my partner driving our police unit along with other Atlantic City police units were in a high speed, approximately sixty miles per hour pursuit, of a possible assault suspect, shots had been fired when my partner and I joined in on the pursuit; my partner who was driving and wearing his own personal bullet proof vest. Sadly, he was not able to put his side panels to his vest on, I was inched down in the passenger seat with the shotgun between my legs, while my eyes were leveled with the dashboard, when suddenly more shots were fired by the suspect, at both police cars that had the suspect's vehicle sandwiched in, heading westbound out of the city, crossing over the bridge. Shots rang out, my partner screamed “Mom!” suddenly we spun out on top of the bridge, me not realizing it; my partner had been shot twice, one bullet behind his left ear, not penetrating his scalp, the other shot, piercing the side of his vest; which if it didn't would have exited the other side striking me in my head. But God allowed me to step out with faith twice, once surviving the shootout, and second, surviving the mistreatment of the Atlantic City Police Department, but God had me when I didn't have myself. Some thirty plus years later, I give the testimony of “My Bridge Over Troubled Waters.”


    Moving from Brooklyn as a child to Long island, to Florida, back again to Brooklyn and back again to Long Island is a story of exciting and adventurous experiences that fostered and stimulated perseverance, faith and strength of character. He has provided commentary on his various career changes from education to the world of business and hopes readers will be encouraged in their pursuit of happiness.The author lives in Bonita Springs, Florida and is still involved in the Fire and safety Industry. He spends a good deal of time with family and friends, some travel and quite active with the sport of tennis which is his passion. His story allows the readers of all ages
    to experience the many exciting journeys during his travels to over fifty countries.

    About the Author:

    Ralph Fiorillo's emotionally, powerful memoir reveals how he endured a series of adversities from family moves to dramatic health set backs and financial hardships. Conversationally written and heartbreakingly honest, NO TIME TO GET BORED is an unforgettable reminder that regardless of failures, the American dream is still within reach for those who have the desire and the determination to succeed.

  • Not An Empty Promise

    Not An Empty Promise gives first-hand accounts, of the author’s experiences during her mission in war-torn Vietnam, in Indonesia, and in a ministry to Asian immigrants in California. It was a time of wonderful fulfillment of Jesus Christ’s promise to His followers: “Lo, I am with you always…”

    Is it true? Is it possible? Is it a faithful promise?
    The question is worth pondering: was He there as he promised during times of serious illnesses, uncertainties, or devastating grief as well as times of blessing and joy?

    Author Joyce Trebilco addresses these questions as she strives to make us all keenly aware of His presence and care, even in difficult times.

  • Not by Chance: God’s “Coincidental” Guidance of My Life

    “A wonderful, inspiring, unforgettable, rollercoaster ride that will leave you breathless and amazed at God’s goodness.”

    Doug Wead
    -New York Times bestselling author

    Not By Chance is the inspiring true story of God’s coincidental guidance of one woman’s life journey. A series of remarkably improbable events signal the path she should follow as she confronts myriad challenges: polio, devastating accidents, major depression, divorce, unemployment, multiple sclerosis, and a miraculous rescue from a house fire. Discover how, during this arduous journey, God faithfully provides for her employment, her education, and then gives her a sense of purpose. Rejoice when God also blesses her with improved health and leads her on a path of service to others who also confront physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges.