E-book Giveaway – Enter for a Chance to Win – A Bear Ate My Burger ….

Thank you everyone for your continued support…..

I am giving away 10 copies of A Bear Ate My Burger through Amazon. Please use the link below to enter:


Good luck and Happy reading!

P.S. This is based on a true story.. while visiting the lovely town of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada we had a “visitor” during lunch….

An Authors Clever Crusade – Laurie S. Johnson


There once was a writer named Laurie S. Johnson who loved to pen children’s tales.

She wrote 10 colorful rhymes in less than 3 months time and began to plan her life trails.


She was relentless and crafty and keen with her thoughts. She emailed and called big box shops.

She inquired about stocking her books on their shelves and received the same responses and flops.


Currently, all Laurie S. Johnson books are online…. we do not know who you are.

Our space is limited–please contact us again–once the media makes you a star.


When you make the news, then the best sellers list…we might consider our four walls.

OR if you find an agent in our network – who can make all the right calls.


The right calls for this Ohio children’s book authors behalf, the right calls to the decision makers.

The right calls to generate an internet frenzy – let’s see if there are any takers.


Any takers who read this post and will share it – in HOPES of the big box endeavor.

For Laurie S. Johnson children’s book author to bring joy to all kids forever.


Thank you all for our connections. #Happyreading


Donations 4 Donations – Holiday Kickstarter Campaign ….

Happy Wednesday everyone!

As many of you are aware.. I have been giving away my children’s books for about a year ……and want to try to “KICK” the gifts up a notch.

I have been in contact with certain children’s charities and decided to take a chance and launch a KickStarter Campaign to raise funds to send books to different children’s organizations in different parts of the country.

This is an ALL or nothing campaign –once the campaign has been completed and the requested funds are available I will be sharing blog posts with the names of the organizations who received my gifts.

I fully understand not everyone is able to donate —- if you are —I thank you in advance. If you are not able, would you please be open to sharing this post on Facebook or through another social media account you might have?

My HOPES with launching this campaign is to send a few smiles — as we all love receiving packages in the mail— before and or as close to the holidays as possible.

If this is successful — I plan on launching future campaigns to see how many organizations I can send book gifts packages to. Thank you all for our connection. Many blessings to everyone.


LINK below:


Donations 4 Donations – Colorful-Rhyming Children’s Books


Readers Choice Award – Nomination for 2017

I’m so excited because one of my books The Magic Wizard was just nominated for the 2017 Readers Choice Awards!

Would you please consider voting for it at:

Thank you all so much and have a great day! If you do not mind sharing this I would appreciate it. Happy reading!

Enter For a Chance to Win – The Magic Wizard – Free Ebook

I am giving away 7 copies of The Magic Wizard through Amazon. Please use the link below to enter:


I plan on giving away other titles as the year progresses. —Good luck and Happy reading!

Who Are You? – Meet Frank Agin

Happy Thursday to all of my connections. I recently networked and spoke with Frank Agin of the Columbus, Ohio area.

I wanted to share his Bio and background as I am a net-worker and people person as well. When you enjoy what you do — it never feels like work. I love working with people, and I love helping people. Everyday I try to learn something new — and I am glad for our connections! Thank you all!


Meet Frank Agin – Founder and President of AmSpirit Business Connections

Frank Agin is the founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections, an organization that empowers entrepreneurs, sales representatives and professionals to become more successful through networking.

As AmSpirit Business Connections has grown, Frank has established himself as an authority on professionals networking and business relationship development. He has written various articles on professional networking, is a sought after presenter on this topic (including using social media in business) and consults with companies and organizations on how to make a more effective use of business relationships.

Finally, Frank is the author of a book entitled Foundational Networking: Creating Know, Like & Trust For A Lifetime of Extraordinary Success, and is also the co-author of LinkedWorking: Generating Success of the World’s Largest Professional Networking Website and The Champion: Finding The Most Valuable Person In Your Network.

Along with having a CPA designation, he has an undergraduate economics and management degree from Beloit College (Beloit, Wisconsin) and an MBA and law degree from the Ohio State University.

Please welcome Frank to your networks and if you are interested in contacting him he can be reached via email: or by phone: 614-476-5540.

Enter For a Chance to Win – The Magic Wizard…Free E-book…

I am giving away 10 copies of The Magic Wizard through Amazon. Please use the link below to enter:


I plan on giving away other titles as the year progresses. —Good luck and Happy reading!

Who Are You? – Meet Trever Gallina

I have been having fun reaching out to my connections – perfect strangers I would not have been connected to– if not for the internet and all its glory!

I enjoy meeting people. I enjoy finding out what others do and what makes them tick. I enjoy traveling, walking and great conversations.

I love retail .. the buildings, the architecture, the lighting.. everything right down to the placement of plants, chairs, tables, and the displays of goods. I love walking into a store for the first time and admiring its treasures.

I love the old and new. I love color, and getting lost in background music – as I explore. I reached out to Trever Gallina recently because his role as a Retail Leasing Broker seemed fun, and exciting….never a dull moment in the city.


Meet Trever Gallina – Commercial Retail Leasing Broker


Trever J. Gallina joined Isaacs and Company in November 2016, bringing unique expertise in market analysis and retail tenant and landlord representation to the team. During his previous 15 years as a retail real estate representative, including 13 years at the Manhattan headquarters of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Retail, he played an integral role in many high-profile national retail expansions. He specializes in New York City leasing in fashion forward and luxury product destinations.

Trever has provided leasing advisory services to Goldman Sachs, Atlantic Development Group, Bazbaz Development, Boymelgreen Development, Fisher Brothers, the Friedland Company, Hines Development, Oaktree Capital, SL Green, Pace University, Tishman Speyer, Solil Management, the estate of Stanley Stahl, Tamarkin Development, Treeline Development and UBS Realty Advisors.

Trever also planned and implemented the US retail strategies of Fred Perry and Asics, acquiring three New York City flagship stores and several others in major US markets for the athletic brand. He secured the Rodeo Drive flagship store for Barbara Bui and placed Haute Hippie in multiple high-traffic locations, including SoHo and Madison Avenue. Other clients have included Paris-based Facconable, Geneva-based Richemont, Montreal-based M0851, Parasuco Jeans and James Perse.


Happy side note ….

Trever Gallina is a family man at heart—originally from Wisconsin— who now has a love for New York. The hustle and bustle of the city. The food, the people, clients and friends have made Trever the people person he is today.

I love that Trever is a volunteer for a non-profit group called The Red Circle Foundation. This organization serves the families of fallen and wounded heroes. I have been an active volunteer for years with different organizations and with each event and experience I have met wonderful people along the way.

“Life is full of different experiences” and each day is a blessing.

Thank you Trever for taking the time out of your day to allow me to share part of your city world. If you have a question for Trever he can be reached via Email: or feel free to give him a call at: (646) 710-3895.

Cold Calling Funnies ..

This post is for anyone that makes cold calls. I love making them –truly I do. BUT sometimes my thoughts are way ahead of my mouth and what comes out….

I recently made a cold call — I was looking at the company contact name and my previous notes. I had Edward (then the last name) with the title of owner. A really nice man answered the phone — and out I blurted ” Hello –is owner there” .. then I paused.. we both laughed and I added.. Edward – the owner. We both continued to laugh. He was not in, and I agreed to call another day. We both were still laughing as we hung up the phone.

I had a cold calling day —once —-when instead of saying ” I am so glad I had a chance to speak with you” — I accidentally blurted out ” I am so glad you had the chance to speak with me” .. not what you want to say to an owner — but I can usually laugh at myself and turn a negative into a funny….

One of my most memorable ‘slip-ups’ would have to be the time I was put on hold. For the longest time… and if it was not long — it felt like forever.

Music began to play and the song was AWESOME (NOW I did not mind being on hold at all).

I started singing….. EVENTUALLY, someone came back on the line– and told me I had a nice voice. I almost DIED. Apparently, I was on hold and I could not hear the person on the other end ….. but they could hear me. All in a cold-callers day!!



Who Are You? – Meet Erika Armstrong

Traveling has always been a personal passion for me. I love to visit new places, try new foods and meet new people. I love the excitement of packing my bags, and the thrill of a new adventure.


Meet Erika Armstrong – Aviation Professor and Author

Erika is currently an aviation professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver teaching Aircraft Systems and Propulsion, Aviation Fundamentals and Instrument ground school. She is an aviation journalist for seven aviation magazines and author of A Chick in the Cockpit.

Her articles can be found at Disciples of Flight, NYC Aviation, Consumer Affairs, Mountain Connection, Contrails, Plane & Pilot, General Aviation News, Mentor, Business Insider and magazine. She has over 300,000 readers each month and is a Thought Leader with 200,000 followers. Most uniquely, Erika was an international corporate, cargo, hazmat, airline, Red Cross and 24-hour air ambulance pilot/captain.

Her book, A CHICK IN THE COCKPIT, will change your perspective of pilots, aviation and the quiet power of women. In the high stakes, ego-driven world of aviation, this is an extraordinary bestselling true story of how a level-headed, self-deprecating woman with an aviation addiction finds herself in jail, her baby ripped from her arms, her piloting career taken away, and every feasible exit leads to a very dark place…

If you are interested in learning more about Erika’s book feel free to check it out on Amazon using the link below:

A Chick in the Cockpit: My Life Up in the Air


Thank you Erika for taking the time out of your day to allow me to share part of your life. If you have a question for Erika she can be reached via Email: or through Facebook

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