thinkOne man's trash is another man's music: THINK … Before You Throw It Away

FORT WORTH, Texas – One man's trash is another man's treasure, but have you ever thought that it could also be someone's music?  If you've ever seen a Vocal Trash performance you know this to be true. 

Using clever one-of-a-kind upcycled instruments, their music-with-a-message inspires audiences to step-up their recycling efforts. Vocal Trash's lead singer, Kelsey Rae, has taken this a step further in her new children's book, THINK … Before You Throw It Away.

panicNYT Best Seller Sharon M. Draper weighs in on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Young adult author Sharon M. Draper applauds the fact that February is Teen Dating Violence awareness month.  The New York Times best-selling author’s 20+ novels entertain and excite young readers while helping to educate them on subjects like bullying, sexting, and stranger danger.

dick elderFeatured Author:  Dick Elder

Dick Elder was born in 1927 and grew up in northeastern Ohio. He trained as a combat air crewman during World War II. Elder graduated from the Ohio State University in 1949. In 1960, he moved to Durango, Colorado; built a dude ranch; and operated it for thirty-seven years.

Books by Dick Elder: Which Way is West, Lovers & Liars, It Sure Beats Working and The Way Out. All are available in print and as E-books.

scooterScooter, canine hero

Scooter, Cave Creek's late canine hero and one-time mascot of the Sonoran News, may have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, but his story, Scooter Challenges the Day, lives on and is available on ebook through

The Jack Russell terrier with the crooked front paw will forever remain in the hearts of dog lovers everywhere for saving his
owner from a rattlesnake!

your first gunBan guns or buy guns?

New book proposes novel solution

A new book by a nationally recognized gun-law expert takes a surprising perspective on the gun controversy.

While the nation is debating how many and which firearms to ban, Your First Gun by prolific author Alan Korwin is advising people on overcoming the fears and inertia that keep them out of the gun community – to more easily lose their gun virginity and buy a gun.

some are destinedSome Are Destined

Welcome to the Age of Aquarius, an exciting time to be alive in Chicago during the year 1974.  This is a tale about a man society turned its back on simply because he was different. In a moment of passion, he commits murder, and later encounters a lovely woman who recognizes his suffering.  Both souls are damaged, but their combined anguish begins their redemption.

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U.S. Veteran Charities: Beyond Lip Service

SEAL Team 6 Author Discusses Value of Legit Nonprofits
With the war in Afghanistan set to end in 2014, and the Iraq war having ended two years ago, charities that help veterans and their families may be busier than ever – but without the public awareness generated by an ongoing conflict.

manny jones book coverThe ‘Musical Chairs’ spiritual trend

Growing numbers of Americans are changing their relationship with religion, recent Pew Research Center polls indicate.
Consider the stats:
• Forty-four percent of U.S. adults have either switched religious affiliation, or report “no affiliation”
• More than 16 percent report they are unaffiliated with a religion; that includes those who are spiritual but not religious, and agnostics and atheists
• Twenty-eight percent have switched from the religion in which they were raised