Thursday, December 31, 2009

Author Ricky Roberts III Seeks to Connect Readers with Optimism, Inspiration

New Book Tackles Tough Life Questions

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Is there more to life? What is my purpose? Am I on the right path? St. Petersburg-based author Ricky Roberts III addresses these questions and many more in his third book, Where Did the Gift Go?

Suitable for readers of all ages and belief systems, Roberts’ new book is a journey inward. By using his own life experiences to draw the reader directly into the gift of life, Roberts shares his honest, heartfelt reflections with those seeking optimism and inspiration.

“Ricky Roberts III touches the pulse of what is unsaid in our mental conversation which is so important for the cultivation of our inner conversation,” said Tammy Taylor, host of Our Greatest Hour Radio Show.

In Where Did the Gift Go? readers will be inspired to rediscover parts of themselves that have been lost, or have never been found. Roberts says he realized a higher calling in his own life after being stabbed nine times at age seventeen, and he has been seeking that purpose ever since.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sea Fare - A Chef's Journey Across the Ocean

“Delicious Memoir” by a Chef Stricken with Wanderlust
Takes Readers on a Cruise around the World on Board a Yacht

Exotic recipes, true love, and astonishing cultural discoveries
await a young Canadian chef on her odyssey around the world

Victoria Allman’s memoir, Sea Fare – A Chef’s Journey Across the Ocean, begins in Canada, where the young chef struggles to make ends meet while dreaming of the food in far-off places. When friends introduce her to the world of yachting, she agrees to travel as chef on board a yacht. Her subsequent experiences highlight the cuisine of the places she visits. Inevitably, they also highlight the cultures.

Her food-related adventures include buying fish from an “olive-skinned Italian wrinkle of a man,” traveling up a muddy river in Papua New Guinea past “wide-eyed, crusty-nosed children with bloated bellies to barter for bananas among women with breasts sagging to their bellies,” and snorkeling the Bombay-colored shallows of the South Pacific “in pursuit of one of the world’s deadliest creatures for dinner, led by a Tahitian man with dark tribal tattoos of tikis, turtles, and rays” running up and down his body.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Oceanview Publishing releases Dead Air by Linda Reid and Deborah Shilan

Oceanview Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Dead Air by Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid. Dead Air is now available wherever fine books are sold.

A timely and topical novel, Dead Air probes the controversial question of what happens when universities struggle to make ends meet and start developing partnerships with industry. Who’s left running the show?

An outspoken, brash, native New Yorker, Sammy Greene isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers at Ellsford, her ultra-conservative New England college. The host of The Hot Line, a talk-radio show on campus station WELL, Sammy tackles the toughest, most controversial issues facing Ellsford’s student body. When Sammy discovers the body of Dr. Burton Conrad, one of Ellsford’s most esteemed professors, her journalistic drive kicks in and she sets out to find answers to what happened to the beloved professor. But when several Ellsford students mysteriously disappear, Sammy realizes she’s uncovered the seamy, terrifying underbelly of this prestigious institute of higher education.

With the entire campus in peril and demons from her past close behind, Sammy Greene must race to find answers. Along the way, she’ll discover some unlikely allies—and even more unlikely enemies. If Sammy isn’t careful, someone is going to make sure that she signs off—for good.

TCM Reviews calls Dead Air “a chilling tale guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.”

John Driver, Broadway playwright, director, and author of Hunger of the Beast, says Dead Air is “a medical thriller on steroids, an antibody for boredom, the Rx-read you've got to fill.”

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As always, thank you so much for your support. Please stay tuned; we have more great books coming your way!

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Kay Williamson wins Writers One Flight Up Contest

Congratulations to Kay Williamson from Brevard County. Writers One Flight Up has selected her as the winner of the Pulse Magazine contest. Her story will be in the next edition of the magazine. Watch for her story Bacon, Eggs, and Regrits when it is published.