The Winning Game Plan by @rootes1989 – Publisher @Bookwriting1 – Tour by @RABTBookTours

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A Proven Leadership Playbook for Continuous Business Success

Non-fiction, Business Leadership, Corporate Marketing, Careers

Date Published: November 10, 2020

Publisher: Elite Online Publishing

 

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As a leader, you don’t know everything . . . and you never will.

As you level-up in your leadership trajectory, you’re going to have to release some old stuff, even if you think that old stuff is what got you to where you are. Every new leadership opportunity you face—whether leading a new company or department, starting your own enterprise, or flexing your leadership muscles—is a chance to grow as a leader and as a human being.

This book outlines a world-class approach to leading a business, any business, to exceptional and sustained success. These are the same principles that we have used at the Houston Texans since inception, for more than twenty years. Through trial, error, and adjustment, these guiding principles have helped us deliver breakthrough financial results for our partners, a rewarding workplace experience for our teammates, tremendous customer loyalty, and a reputation as a committed caretaker of our community.

What you’ll learn is that challenges are to be welcomed; they are the impetus for change, learning, and growth. But you must learn from the challenges. Follow the guidelines in this playbook and you’ll have a reliable set of resources to meet each challenge head on.

 

Review

Are you looking to better yourself in your leadership position? Or maybe you haven’t quite made it to that point, but are looking to see if you have potential to become a leader and take on that role? I think this is a great read for anyone in either of those categories.

If you are already a leader, this will help you fine tune your skills and come up with your very own game plan on how to improve.

If you are not yet a leader, it will motivate you and have you jump start your goals the right way.

I enjoyed the way that Jamey Rootes blended his own journey with this self-help book. It lent extra validity to his words. It’s a very well put together book!

About the Author

Jamey‎ Rootes has served as President of the Houston Texans since the team’s inception. Under his continued leadership the Texans have consistently been recognized as one of the most valuable professional sports franchises both in the NFL and globally, as measured by a variety of business publications.

Under Rootes’ Management, the Texans extended their sellout game streak to 185 consecutive home games – a Houston NFL record. A testament to his development and dedication to the team’s highly acclaimed customer service strategy and fan experience on game day.

Rootes’ hands-on approach to all business functions of the club, including securing stadium-naming rights and sponsorship, coordinated radio and TV broadcasting relationships, engineered the club’s successful ticket and suite sales campaigns, led the creation and launch of the team’s identity.

During Rootes tenure, the Texans have earned many distinctions, including numerous “Crystal Awards” and most recently two American Business Awards for marketing excellence. J.D. Power & Associates recognized the team for providing the best fan experience in the NFL and even featured the Texans as a service success story in their book entitled “Satisfaction.” The Texans were also recognized with Sports Business Journal’s PRISM Award, which is given annually to the top major professional sports team based on business excellence criteria.

He also serves as President of Lone Star Sports & Entertainment (LSSE), a sports management agency associated with the Texans. LSSE has been a catalyst for some of Houston’s most significant sporting events. LSSE created and now manages the Texas Bowl, Houston’s annual college football bowl game, as well as the Texas Kickoff, an annual college football game. In addition to college football games, Rootes also oversees the production of many soccer games put on by LSSE such as COPA America in 2016, the Manchester Derby in 2017 and an International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in 2019.

Rootes has been one of Houston’s leading executives for more than two decades. Sports Business Journal twice selected Rootes as a member of its distinguished “Forty Under 40” list of leading sports executives, and in 2014 Rootes was named a finalist for Executive of the Year by the Stadium Business Awards. In 2019, Rootes was selected as one of Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs and was selected in 2016 as the first-ever Houston Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year after serving as chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership. Rootes served on the Super Bowl Host Committees in 2004 and 2017 and was also appointed deputy chairman of two public boards for Super Bowl LI. Rootes led the efforts in securing the Texans appearance on Monday Night Football in Mexico for the first time in NFL history and elevated Houston’s visibility on an international scale.

Rootes maintains an active role in the community by serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership and the United Way of Greater Houston. He also oversees the activities of the Houston Texans Foundation, whose mission is to be “Champions for Youth,” which has donated more than $35 million since its inception in 2002 through annual fundraising events, disaster response programs, the team’s United Way campaign and partnerships with nonprofit organizations on gameday.

Rootes has consistently been at the forefront of disaster recovery, most recently in response to COVID-19. Rootes is co-chairing the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund, a first-ever partnership between the United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. The fund has raised over $14 million to support the most vulnerable families and individuals in the community. In 2017 following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Rootes worked with the league office, NFL teams, the United Way and others to raise funds for those affected by the storm. In total, all NFL-related entities donated over $50 million for Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Prior to joining the Texans, Rootes helped to launch Major League Soccer as the president and general manager of the Columbus Crew. During his tenure, the Crew was consistently among the league’s strongest teams both on and off the field, and Rootes was recognized as MLS’s Executive of the Year in 1996 and Marketing Executive of the Year in 1999. Rootes helped lead the construction of Crew Stadium in 1999, which was the first stadium of its type in the United States. This facility earned distinction as America’s Foremost Sports Facility of the Year and led to the development of numerous soccer-specific stadiums across the United States over the past decade, including BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

A native of Stone Mountain, GA, Rootes graduated Cum Laude from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. While attending Clemson, Rootes was a member of the Tigers’ soccer team that captured two NCAA titles and he served as Student Body President. While earning a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) with honors at Indiana University, he served as an assistant soccer coach for the Hoosiers. Rootes previously held positions at IBM and Procter & Gamble before entering sports. He lives in West University with his wife, Melissa, and their children, Chris and Caroline.

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Casey Grimes at Trickery School by @ajvan – Publisher @IntensePub – Blitz by @RABTBookTours

Casey Grimes Book 2

Middle Grade Fantasy

Published Date: December 1, 2020

Publisher: INtense Publications LLC

 

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Twelve-year-old Casey Grimes almost died fighting the Butcher Beasts. On
the bright side, he’s no longer invisible. Even better, he’s
enrolled at Trickery School in the heart of Sylvan Woods—a secret
forest society in charge of keeping monsters out of the suburbs.
 

The campus is gorgeous, the classes are crazy, and Casey and his little
sister Gloria have good friends: Luci and Robert and Jake. But Casey quickly
realizes he has bigger problems than surviving Land Creature Defense and
Extreme Climbing.

Magic is causing controversy at Trickery. It’s back on the curriculum
after a hundred years and everyone knows Casey is responsible. Even worse,
someone is out to get him, someone more cunning than a Bog Creep or Hyena
Toad.

As the shadow enemy closes in, Casey races to discover why he’s being
targeted. Solving the deadly mystery will take all the courage and tenacity
he’s got.

 

About the Author

 AJ Vanderhorst has had many jobs, including journalist, paramedic, escape
artist, and baby whisperer. One time in fifth grade, he built a
traffic-stopping fort in a huge oak tree, using only branches and
imagination, and slept there for a week.

Now he and his wife live in a woodsy house with their proteges and a
ridiculous number of pets, including a turtle with a taste for human toes.
This makes AJ an expert on wild, dangerous things—invisibility spells,
butcher beasts, hungry kids, you get the idea.

He is the only author in the world who enjoys pickup basketball and
enormous bonfires, preferably not at the same time. He and his family have
drawn up several blueprints for their future tree castle. Visit AJ online at
ajvanderhorst.com.

 

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Never too Young to Change the World by @Brdano – Blitz by @RABTBookTours

Christian Faith and Spirituality, Inspirational

Date Published: December 1, 2020

 

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Inspiring true stories of young people who have significantly influenced their worlds. Each story shows how age is not a factor in one’s ability to make a profound contribution to our world. Read and be amazed and inspired by these young ambassadors of faith, hope and love.

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“For more than thirty years, I have had the extraordinary privilege to spend most of my days working with young people in a variety of roles such as teacher, counselor, coach, campus minister and mentor. All of these experiences have convinced me that young people are the single greatest hope and gift we have in this world.
 
Unfortunately, many times in this world young people are not always valued for the people they already are nor for the potential impact they will make with the gift of their lives. Too often, members of society and many leaders in our world and church consider young people to simply be over idealistic and lacking real life experiences. I frequently wish these same leaders or critics of young people could see the world through the eyes of the very young people they rarely highlight as an important voice in our world.
 
In the chapters that follow, I will share many inspiring stories of amazing young people I have personally known who have significantly improved countless lives and who, at a young age, have already made a great difference in this world. Each one of these young people are witnesses to the fact that the best of humanity can be found in the hearts, lives and example of our greatest treasure, namely young people.”
 
About the Author
Br. Dan O’Riordan, a Marist Brother, shares his inspiring stories of young people who have made significant impacts on the lives of many in our world in this, his second book.
He has served as a teacher, coach, counselor and campus minister at numerous Marist High Schools around the USA. He also served his Province as their Vocation Director and Vice-Provincial.
He has coordinated more than one hundred mission service trips allowing many young people the opportunity to serve the least favored in many communities. He has also led numerous pilgrimages for young people and continues to be a featured speaker on youth retreats and youth gatherings, where he encourages young people to find ways to answer God’s call and use their gifts and talents in responding to the many needs of our world.

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The Empathy Advantage by @LynneAzarchi – Tour by @RABTBookTours

Non-Fiction (Parenting/Education)

Date Published:  November 4, 2020

Publisher:  Rowman & Littlefield

 

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Bullying and cyberbullying is on the rise.  Face-to-face interpersonal
skills are declining.  Narcissism is increasing.  Not only do
studies show these distressing facts to be true, but we see them in the news
and in our own lives.  Lynne Azarchi, Executive Director of Kidsbridge
Tolerance Center, has the answer to these growing problems:  teaching
our children empathy.  In her new book, THE EMPATHY ADVANTAGE:
Coaching Children To Be Kind, Respectful and Successful (Rowman &
Littlefield; November 4, 2020), Azarchi provides the tools and strategies
families can use to give their kids the gift of empathy –
simultaneously setting them on the road for a more successful future and
changing the world for the better.

 

REVIEW

An easy read with a great deal of information that parents can use to help their child. It takes something we have all heard about, empathy, and gives parents/readers the tools to implement this into their childs life in order to combat bullying and other social issues with young kids today.
Concise and well-written. I liked the way it was organized in an easy to follow and understand way.
Thank you Lynne Azarchi for a book that can truly help!

About the Author

LYNNE AZARCHI, author of THE EMPATHY ADVANTAGE, is Executive Director of
Kidsbridge Tolerance Center outside of Trenton, New Jersey—a nonprofit
organization dedicated to fostering bullying prevention, anti-bias,
diversity appreciation, empathy, and empowerment strategies for youth.
She is a tireless advocate for improving the lives of at-risk youth in
communities across New Jersey. Kidsbridge helps more than 2,500 preschool,
elementary, and middle school students and educators improve their
social-emotional skills each year.  Azarchi has won many awards and her
articles have been published both in newspapers and academic journals.
She is a frequent speaker to parent and teacher groups, corporations and
major educational conferences.

 

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Love of the Sea by @LittleAlice06 – Blitz by @RABTBookTours

Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Mermaid Fiction

Date Published: 4/27/18

Publisher: Ink Smith Publishing

As crown prince, Cormack is required to take a bride and his place as king. His father’s choice is Princess Nephara of their neighboring ally, the Kingdom of Caraway. But the appearance of Asrai, a fiery mermaid determined to get what she wants, and an heir to her own throne, has Cormack wondering where his heart’s loyalty lies.

Exiled from her underwater kingdom, Asrai is determined to do whatever is necessary to return to her throne, but Cormack, once a means to an end, has enchanted her. Can Asrai get the best of both worlds, or will she sacrifice her heart for her kingdom?

About the Author

Lauren A.R. Masterson graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a degree in Fiction Writing. During her college days, she began working as a freelance model eventually making it her full-time profession after graduating. She toured nationally, met scores of creative people, and had many adventures. After retiring from modeling, and experiencing a divorce, Lauren felt the drain of her creativity. But after finding a loving and supporting community she began exploring her writing talent and art again. Lauren is now a regular in the local Chicago writing communities and is dedicated to enhancing her craft.

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Venus Remembered – Publicist @BookBuzznet – Blitz by @RABTBookTours

Foreword By William F. Nolan

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Release Date: November 30, 2020

Publisher: Fahrenheit Books

Available 30 November 2020 for the 100th anniversary year of the birth of Ray Bradbury

Venus Remember – “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury and the inspired sequel “When the Rain Stops” by Jason Marchi

“There’s life on Venus! See for yourself… in two haunting, spectral stories of cold rain, poisoned jungle, and sickened hearts, penned by Ray Bradbury and Jason Marchi. As refreshing as an out-of-nowhere shower on a sun dazzling day.” – Joe Hill, New York Times Bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns, among others.

NINE YEAR OLD Margot remembers the sun. “[A] yellow crayon or a coin large enough to buy the world with . . . a warmness, like a blushing in the face, in the body, in the arms and legs and trembling hands.” In Ray Bradbury’s revered short story, “All Summer in a Day,” the last time Margot saw the sun was when she was four years old and still living on Earth. After her family moved to Venus a year later, she longed to see the sun again and to feel its warmth on her skin. On the one day every seven years when it stops raining on Venus and the sun breaks through the perpetual cloud cover to brighten the landscape for a brief two hours, Margot is locked away in a dark closet by her jealous classmates. Readers familiar with the graceful and poetic writing of Ray Bradbury – and those new to his literary magic – will find themselves empathetic toward a young girl who is kept from feeling and seeing the sunlight by her mean-spirited peers. Jump forward in time and meet Margot at 16. In the story “When the Rain Stops,” Jason Marchi provides one plausible and satisfying answer to the question left in readers’ minds at the end of Bradbury’s classic tale of aloneness – whatever happened to Margot?

 

About the Authors 

 

Ray Bradbury is one of the most celebrated writers in all of American literature. His best-known works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, The Halloween Tree, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. During his 70-year creative career he also wrote for the theater and the cinema, including the screenplay for John Houston’s film adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby Dick. He adapted sixty-five of his own short stories for the television anthology series The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay adaptation of The Halloween Tree. As he did with other creative luminaries of his time, Bradbury became friends with Walt Disney, and in 1964 was invited to designed the interior of the United States Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. He later designed the interior of the Spaceship Earth Building at Disney’s Epcot Center in Florida, and served as a conceptual consultant to Jon Jerde Partnership, an architectural firm in Southern California. In 2000, Mr. Bradbury was honored by the National Book Foundation with a medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Born on August 22, 1920, Mr. Bradbury died on June 5, 2012 at the age of 91. Visit Mr. Bradbury’s website at www.raybradbury.com
 
 
Jason J. Marchi made his creative writing debut in 1988 in the pages of Amazing Stories, Weird Tales Magazine, and Pandora, followed by additional fiction sales to Verbicide and Futures Mysterious Fiction Magazine, among others. His first book, a poetry collection, was published in 2010, followed by his first children’s book The Legend of Hobbomock: The Sleeping Giant in 2011, the latter which became a regional Barnes & Noble bestseller. His second picture storybook, The Growing Sweater, appeared in 2014 and won fourteen awards. Mr. Marchi also worked as an assistant developmental editor for a set of Grolier encyclopedias, and a division The McGraw-Hill Companies. In 1998 he founded and directed the New Century Writer Awards, which operated in close association with Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope: All-Story magazine until 2003. His next books, three collections of fantasy, horror, and science fiction stories, are slated for publication over the next few years, beginning in 2021. Jason lives and writes in his boyhood home in Guilford, Connecticut. Visit www.jasonjmarchi.com

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Back to the Start @RABTBookTours @camcgroarty @BookBuzznet

Commercial Literary Fiction

Publisher: Liberty Bell Publishers

Three strangers, one dire day…and hope for the rest of their lives.

The day he graduated Julliard, I sat in the Hall and silently cried tears of joy. He was so sure, so confident. My little boy was all grown up. Warren was the only person who could make me think twice about my most ardent convictions. He could have done anything he put his mind to and done it with class and brilliance. That was Warren: more talent in his hand then I had in my body. All I ever wanted for him was happiness. And my last thought before I died was just how proud of him I was…I hope he knew the same. My name is Frank Neal and Warren Neal is my son.

There’s a picture of my father in my home. I remember the day it was taken, my seventh grade science fair. My experiment, a balloon rocket to prove propulsion stem activity. It was his idea. When I asked him why, he said “It’s the theory of thrust son, and thrust is exactly how you should start every day of your life!” In contrast, he once declined an offer to be a District Court judge, an appointment of fourteen years with a pension to follow, saying he could never sit anywhere for eight hours a day. That was the dichotomy of my father and I’ve been trying to figure him out ever since. I’m Gene Bonner’s son, Ben.

Her life was so wonderful: a standing reservation at the Ritz for high tea with Nora, black car service to Saks on the Main Line and two weeks at Canyon Ranch spa every winter. Jan was grounded, always grounded. I made sure of that. She had it all, a husband we loved like a son, a beautiful healthy daughter and enough wealth to want for nothing. But there was always something missing within her…a sadness. We rarely discussed it; she was always so outwardly strong. I’m Lea Pickett, Jan London’s mother.

 

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Back to the Start is C. A. McGroarty’s second novel. His first book, Fantastik was published in 2014 and received high praise. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their two sons. You can find him at http://www.camcgroarty.com and follow him on twitter @camcgroarty.

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A Pale Woods Mystery: Book One

Mystery

Date Published: June 26, 2020

Publisher: Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.

Seventeen-year-old Jerrod has struggled with the guilt of his actions for an event that took place almost a year ago. His friends have abandoned him, his family ignores him, and he lost his best friend. To make matters worse, he was unable to access records that may have revealed his father’s whereabouts. His sister, Ella, guides Jerrod as he tries to learn and accept secrets his family has tried to hide. However, a sinister spirit may be influencing Ella’s actions, and it has an agenda of its own.

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Courtnee Turner Hoyle was raised in Unicoi County, surrounded by the traditions and dialect of the area. She embraced the regional stories, mountain views, and culture -except sweet tea and unannounced visits – and sought to correct the misconceptions about the local people and the town stories that turned into rumors. Despite the challenges that face a young mother, she graduated East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English, with an emphasis in technical writing, and a Bachelor of Business. She received a Master of Arts in Teaching from the same university, and began writing novels. She volunteers with community organizations, and she has been involved with Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians for several years as a Troop Administrator. She also volunteers with the Girl Scout Service Unit in her area. Her responsibilities include planning events, organizing social media releases for the service unit, and writing articles about the activities and accomplishments of all the troops in her county. She resides in Erwin, Tennessee, with her children and husband. She has hiked the section of the Appalachian Trail near her home, has visited many of the caves and other mountain trails in the area, and is fascinated by their enigmatic appeal. She likes reading, writing, and any reasonable music. Most of all, she enjoys sharing adventures with her children and making memories through their experiences.

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Book Endings – @RABTBookTours @SyntellSmith

A Call Numbers Novel

Literary Fiction

Published: September 2020

Life is all about turning the page.”

Robin Walker is not used to the quiet life. As a library clerk at the 58th Street Library in Manhattan, the disruptions come from office politics. But when Robin’s grandfather, Jon Walker, is found collapsed on Robin’s living room floor, Robin must brace himself for the worst. As he reaches out to family members, he holds onto slim hope that his grandfather will somehow come through.

Robin tries to find solace in his co-workers. But when his supervisor Sonyai Yi is locked in a private battle with head librarian Augustus Chavez, loyalties are tested. He’ll soon realize its not easy knowing who to trust, especially when his job could be on the line. As the days grow long and his grandfather’s time dwindles, Robin is suddenly energized when he dates Shinju, a beautiful Asian woman he saw months ago. When Shinju becomes a part of his life, Robin tries to find joy wherever he can. But it won’t be so simple, secrets are revealed, causing a great disruption that leaves the branch shattered. When this motley crew of characters finally comes together, a sudden departure leaves the library in a different place.

Book Endings: Loss, Pain, and Revelations is an absorbing slice-of-life look at characters on interlacing paths – trying to discover themselves. In this thoughtful sequel, life is what you make of it. Like books borrowed from the library of the universe, we’re only here until we must be returned to the earth… because our time is borrowed.

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Praise for Book Endings:

“Riveting and complex…Smith’s prose is crisp and sensitive, and his characters richly drawn. With its wild fusion of individual struggles and work politics, the novel keeps the reader thoroughly intrigued.” – The Prairies Book Review

“Mellow and entertaining, I remember reading Call Numbers and being blown away…I prefer this one because of how believable and close to real-life it was.” – Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

 

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Call Numbers – The Not So Quiet Life Of Librarians

Publisher: Syntell Smith Publishing

Published: January 2020

Life is a book… and every person is a chapter.

Everything’s looking up for Robin Walker. It’s 1994 in New York City, and he’s been transferred downtown to the 58th Street Branch Library. Ready to move up the ladder, Robin is excited about the opportunities that await him.

But success, personal or professional, is as elusive as a first-edition rare book. Robin struggles with his strange new work environment as this motley crew of employees generates more drama than a runaway bestseller. He doesn’t know who to believe – or who to let in. And as potential romance mingles with devious machinations, there’s no telling where Robin’s story will go. All he knows is that he must see it through to the very last page.

Call Numbers is a captivating and multilayered adult drama. Through realistic dialogue and situations, author Syntell Smith has crafted a modern-day classic about the trials and tribulations of adulthood. Because a library is usually the last place you’d expect high drama, but for these characters…it’s long overdue.

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Syntell Smith was born and raised in Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan in New York City. He began writing while blogging his hectic everyday life experiences in 2004. After gaining an audience with a following of dedicated readers, he studied scripts and plays and got into screenwriting. Call Numbers is his first novel that he plans to develop into a series. He loves comic books, video games, and watching reruns of Law and Order. Syntell is active on Facebook. Tumblr & Twitter, and currently lives in Detroit.

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Eris Rising – @RABTBookTours @PublishingAcorn

Memoir
Date Published: September 1
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
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Warrior’s aren’t born, they are forged from the harsh experiences that shape them as they strive to defend what is sacred and true. And geniuses aren’t born either—or are they? Courtney Ramm would know, as she’s one of 229 offspring born from the controversial “Genius Sperm Bank”, a genetic experiment that existed in the 1980s and ‘90s. With a predisposition for “genius”, Courtney found herself driven toward success. Following her passion for dance, by the age of eight she was studying at the renowned School of American Ballet and soon thereafter, performing on New York’s greatest stages. At twenty-five years old, she acted upon a strong inner calling to start her own dance company—in Hawaii.
Moving across the globe from the concrete jungle of Manhattan to the tropical jungle in Hawaii, Courtney brought along her endless to-do lists and a strong determination to succeed. But one thing was missing from the picture-perfect life she had imagined: a perfect husband.
When she first locked eyes with Marcus at a spiritual gathering, she sensed something was off in the uncanny intensity of his stare. But she dove into a relationship anyway, not grasping the graveness and outright danger of the decision.
Eris Rising is a story of breaking deep karmic patterns, grappling with the calling of destiny, and changing long-held karma into mission. With the powerful feminine warrior spirit of Eris as inspiration, this memoir shows how it’s possible to move forward after life-altering “mistakes”, and recover the true “genius” within.
 

Review

Courtney Ramm has written a book that details her own experiences in a way that really helps to inspire the reader and teach them some important lessons that she herself learned by living through things. It’s a heartfelt piece of writing in which the author really flays herself and her past open. It pays off in a big way as her words come through the pages in such a inspiring way.



About the Author
Born and raised in the heart of New York City, Courtney Ramm has followed her passion for dance since childhood, which led to a career as a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She’s directed dance schools, performed, and taught all over the world, from Singapore to Thailand to Manhattan.
With her Master’s degree in Dance Education, Courtney has led wellness retreats in Hawaii, focusing on empowerment and transformation. Courtney is the founder and artistic director of RammDance, a non-profit dedicated to keeping the legacy of modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan alive. She blends her love of dance with holistic healing, and is a certified Pilates instructor, Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic consultant, Theta healer, Master Detox Chef, and Reiki practitioner.
Alongside her focused training and career in dance, writing has always been one of Courtney’s passions. She knew she would write a book—although she never imagined her memoir would take such a twisted turn.
Courtney is a full-time single mama to two toddlers. Eris Rising is her first book.
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