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Happy New Year! Sorry it's taken a while to post this, but it has taken almost two weeks to catch up on everything!
As you've noticed, we now have a new logo and an entirely new website! We incorporated our bookstore into the full website and integrated more tightly with Facebook and Twitter. If you visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/virtualbookworm) you'll also notice that you can now buy books directly from there by simply clicking the "bookstore" link in the upper navigation bar.
Authors, please check any links you may have used for your books. We tried to forward everything, but if your link wasn't directly to your book, it might not be working correctly. While we worked to announce this as much in advance as possible, some authors did miss it. So to keep up with the latest news, please keep checking our blog, our Facebook page ... and our Twitter feed (twitter.com/vbworm).
Marriage equality is the new civil rights movement in America. While some view this as a powerful political weapon, others experience it as love, commitment, and the quest for equality. Iowa State Senator Matt McCoy has been a leader for years in this struggle for equality. His new book, McCoy, You’re Going Straight to Hell, reveals personal stories and opinions e?mailed to him from both those supporting same gender marriage as well as those bitterly opposing it.
The e-mails and letters are artifacts of a critical movement, since they bring to life stories of couples affected by the intolerance of laws that prevent them from legally expressing their love and commitment through marriage. Yet the correspondence also tells the stories of individuals who feel threatened by its legalization. Together, these stories put a face on the issue of marriage equality. Those struggling with their sexual orientation will be reminded they are not alone. The battle for equal rights, for marriage equality is not a done deal.
Matt McCoy is an Iowa State Senator and Iowa's highest ranking openly gay elected official. He has served in the Iowa Legislature for twenty-two years with key leadership roles in the Senate. Recognition and numerous awards have been given to McCoy for his commitment to courageous public service and social justice issues. As a spokesperson for marriage equality, he has taken the issue across the country. McCoy serves on various governmental, non profit, and civic boards. He is the founder of Resource Development Consultants. McCoy is a graduate of Briar Cliff University. He and his son Jack live in Des Moines, Iowa.
Co-author Jim Ferguson has served as a school administrator in Iowa, Texas, and Michigan. The school where he served as principal was among the first in the nation to be recognized as exemplary. His background includes teaching, school administration, college instruction, consultant with Resource Development Consultants and serving on several non?profit boards. He is the author of numerous state and national publications. Ferguson earned his doctorate at The University of Iowa. He and his wife Jill live in Clive, Iowa.
McCoy, You’re Going Straight to Hell is available in softcover (ISBN 978?1?62137?626?2) and eBook (ISBN 978?1?62137?627?9) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. 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 tomccoyyouregoingtohell.com.
In author Nancy Craig’s first children’s series, The Nanny Boo Adventures, Nanny Boo is a little girl who knows how to have fun all while pursuing her dreams and sticking to her true identity.
Nanny Boo is the classic tomboy who takes pride in being different. Being the neighborhood leader for fun and adventure sometimes places Nanny Boo into some difficult situations. But with the help of her friend and classmate, Murray, there isn’t any situation too sticky for them to tackle together. They even serve as the perfect support system for each other when family passes away and friends move away.
Join Nanny Boo in this four-book children’s series exploring birthday parties, picnic lunches, football games, babysitting, new baby sisters, yard sales to help the homeless, and even moving to a new state! And that’s just half of Nanny Boo's fun. Read and learn more about this new super girl hero, Nanny Boo.
Nancy Craig is a retired elementary school teacher, having taught first, second, fifth, and sixth grades. She holds a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from University of Texas at El Paso. She has also taught adult reading and bilingual English classes, as well as adult and children's Sunday school. She and her husband Bob have been married forty plus years, have two daughters, and five grandchildren. They currently live in Fort Worth, Texas, and share their home with their Border collie, Shiloh. Nancy's first book, The Liar's Legacy, was published in July 2014.
The Nanny Boo Adventures: Birthdays, Bicycles and Braids is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-614-9) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-618-7). Tadpoles, Picnics and Field Goals is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-615-6) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-619-4).Babysitting, Lifeguards, Yard Sales is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-616-3) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-620-0). Movin’ is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-617-0) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-621-7). All of these titles are available from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. 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 www.nannybooadventures.com.
Do you feel stuck and trapped in your life? Live with a haunting sense of defeat? Does life feel like an uphill climb without a summit in view? Dr. Bruce Wood addresses these questions and many more in his new book, Rising Up To Meet the Challenges of Life, and reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles.
Wood points out that the key to rising up to meet challenges is faith in the living God. This book will be your road map to victory as you learn to apply Biblical principles in difficult times. As you begin to activate your faith and take positive steps to grow, you will overcome, face the challenges and be victorious. "Thanks be to God. He gives us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord" (I Corinthians 15:57).
Dr. Bruce Wood has been a United Methodist pastor for forty-one years and served six congregations. He has helped hundreds of people navigate the treacherous storms of life through his preaching, personal care, leadership and support. Following high school, he attended Texas A&M University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture. He then attended Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. His Doctor of Ministry degree is from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is married to his childhood sweetheart, Connie Plummer Wood, and they have four children and six grandchildren. Through his personal journey and assisting others to rise up and face the challenges of life, he has learned anybody can live victoriously with a Christ-centered perspective in all of life.
Rising Up To Meet the Challenges of Life is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-583-8), hardcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-584-5), and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-585-2) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book, please go to www.wood-books.com.
Author E.C. Olson combines his knowledge of history and the Florida Keys with his penchant for writing about bizarre but true events surrounding World War II in the historical fiction, Winds of The Marquesas.
The novel follows an extended family of Florida Keys’ pioneers – the Collins-Adderley Family - as they endure personal tragedies during and after WWII, despite encounters with famous historical figures: Ernest Hemingway, Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, Tennessee Williams, Fidel and Raul Castro, Meyer Lansky, and many more. The setting of this epic saga isn’t limited to Florida; the non-stop action takes the characters across Cuba and the northern Caribbean and as far afield as Chicago, New York, Washington DC, and Berlin.
In addition to his avocation as a writer, E.C. Olson, PhD, is an explorer, ecologist, historian, and avid outdoorsman. A long-time resident of the Florida Keys and founder of The Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys, Dr. Olson traveled extensively throughout Cuba and the Caribbean over the last thirty years conducting research for this book. His work and writing have been recognized internationally with numerous awards, fellowships, and grants. He is presently working on his next two books - the prequel to Winds of the Marquesas and the contemporary fiction After Matthias.
Winds of The Marquesas, published by Man O’ War Publishing, is available in hardcover (ISBN 978-0-9905595-0-4) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. The eBook (ISBN 978-0-9905595-1-1) is currently available on Amazon.com. The printed book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and Europe. More information can be found at the publisher’s website, www.manowarpublishing.com.
Author P.D. St. Claire returns with his third book focusing on the Irish in Washington DC with Mount Olivet— The Rising.
The year is 1993, and the Rileys of Chevy Chase MD have prospered in construction, advertising, real estate and the law. John Riley is a third generation CEO of Hennessey Construction Company, making it a regional force since taking it over from his mother, Mary, in 1968. His younger sister, Mary Kate, is heading her own advertising agency in New York City and their brother, Michael, has risen in law to tier-one status in the power canyons of politics and commerce in Washington DC.
As the story opens, John struggles to balance work and family, dividing his time at Hennessey Construction and assisting his daughter, Bright, in restructuring Hennessey Land Company whose $900 million in valuation may soon be at risk with the IRS. The burden worsens as Michael is rushed to emergency by?pass surgery, all the while Mary Kate struggles with the imminent departure of her only son and child for military service in Israel.
As each of the Rileys push forward in the narrative, they find themselves challenged beyond what their career successes may bear, increasingly turning to their heritage for support; most especially their mother, Mary, whose counsel draws on her own appreciation of love as a life force and the faith that has sustained her over 91 years.
P.D. St. Claire is the pen name of Paul Belford of Kensington, MD. In addition to the first two books of the trilogy — Swampoodle and St. Patricks's Day, both published by VBW— Mr. Belford has authored Notes from a Passage (VBW), fiction and non?fiction works on Vietnam as well as two books on professional development for association executives. Following eleven years with the federal government as an international economist, he currently works as an executive recruiter serving the non? profit and association communities. A graduate of Boston College, he earned his MA in Economics at Fordham University.
Mount Olivet is available in softcover (ISBN 978?1?62137?568?5) and eBook (ISBN 978?1?62137?569?2) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States, Australia and United Kingdom. For more information, please go to the author’s official website, www.pdstclaire.com.