“Culture Clash” Examines Profound Cultural Differences From USA

Posted on December 10, 2015 by April Elkins | 0 Comments

Culture Clash: Evolution of An Expat by Benjamin Long is a story of hope, survival, and the human capacity to go beyond the boundaries of deep‐rooted cultural conditioning and self‐imposed limitations. The author’s insightful account explores the mechanics of what makes the American culture unique from any other in the world.

"Cultural differences matter: How profoundly they differ and how powerful these differences can be," recounts the author in his riveting first‐hand account of his sometimes hilarious and moving struggle to comprehend and adapt to life in a foreign land. Culture Clash provides a simplified way of grasping an otherwise complex subject. Long draws from his personal experiences to show real life examples of the problems that can develop when cultural differences are ignored or underestimated.

Benjamin Long is a graduate of Redlands University and has lived in and traveled to North America, Europe, Middle East, and South East Asia. He grew up in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States in his teen years. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Culture Clash is available in hardcover (ISBN 978‐1‐62137‐763‐2), softcover (ISBN 978‐1‐62137‐763‐4) and eBook (ISBN 978‐1‐62137‐764‐1) from,, and This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book series, please go to:


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“The Wine Games” is Unique Collection of Creative, Wine‐Themed Games

Posted on December 10, 2015 by April Elkins | 0 Comments

If your group of adult friends has grown tired of traditional board games, you'll want to get a copy of The Wine Games to play in a decathlon of unique, wine-themed activities. The Wine Games contains more than thirty easy-to-stage, interactive challenges everyone can enjoy.

Participants will balance wine glasses, throw bean bags at wine bottles, spit and bounce corks, catch crackers, roll grapes, and, of course, drink lots of wine. This compilation contains both instructions and illustrations to ensure every game is easy to follow.

The Wine Games is Brent Runzel’s first published work. Brent and his wife Karin regularly visit different wineries and vineyards, having followed wine trails in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Napa Valley. They prefer white wines such as Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and unoaked Chardonnay. They often gather with their friends to play Wine Games. Brent is also an avid runner and professional sports fan.

The Wine Games is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-792-4) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-6213-793-1) from,, and This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book, please go to


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“Morning Star Journey” Chronicles Adventures of Cornbread Mesa Ranch

Posted on November 19, 2015 by April Elkins | 0 Comments

Following the story of Finding Cornbread Mesa, Janna Gustaffeson's adventures continue in Morning Star Journey by author Judy McGrath. The future of their ranch land is threatened, a stalker appears on Janna's tail, and her sketching partner vanishes on an extended mission for the DEA.

Amidst requests from a local police officer to prevent the murder of an old acquaintance, Janna balances chaos at home with her children and relatives against looming mystery. As a creative woman artist who doesn't like to be bullied by criminals, Janna discovers surprisingly practical ways to deal with criminals amid the hectic standards of daily life.

Morning Star Journey is the second novel written by author Judy McGrath. Trained in art, design, and writing, she has taught at public and private schools, gained experience in security, and dabbled in the intricacies of retail. In addition to writing, Judy is a wife, mother, and grandmother, living in the mountains of San Diego County, California.

Morning Star Journey is available in hardcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-756-6), softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-757-3), and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-758-0) from,, and This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book series, please go to:


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"Interface" FREE Kindle Download November 15th-17th!

Posted on November 10, 2015 by April Elkins | 0 Comments

The Kindle version of "Interface" will be a free download on November 15th-17th. The Facebook Event for the download can be found here and the direct link to the eBook is!

Interface Cover Art

Editorial Reviews:

"Interface" ... is so unlike anything I've ever read before, and is a great mix of action, mystery, thriller, psychological suspense, and supernatural, all tied together with great writing and an intriguing plot. I was almost disappointed when it was over, but the ending was satisfying and leads us to believe that there will be more. Great characterization and pacing.
Karen Matthews-Indie Book Reviewers

I really enjoyed this book, and the concept of mind-mapping was definitely a new one for me. The characters were all interesting and well-written, and I appreciated the fact that the author wasn't afraid to take risks and think outside the box with this one (pardon the pun).
Jhonni Parker- Goodreads

I haven't read anything like that in a long time, if ever. For once it seemed like the characters were anything but the stock, ordinary typical hero/protag guys, but instead all had demons, motivations, secrets, and I don't want to focus too much on it, but I thought the mind-mapping aspect was pretty cool too. All came together to create a fresh-feeling novel that was out of the ordinary and kept me hooked throughout.
Darla Ortiz- Shelfari

Whoa, that was a totally unexpected, surreal, and surprising ride! The writing is very descriptive and we can picture everything perfectly, but not so overdone that it slows down the pace.
Kaylee Stevens-Indie Book Reviewers

It's not often that I'm surprised or even all that impressed with books, simply because I read so, so much ... "Interface" was a welcome departure from many derivative tropes overused in the sci-fi genre, but still felt familiar enough to be a comfortable experience.
Anabella Johnson-Shelfari

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