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Award Wining Author Candace Thompson talks about her interview with Joanne Quinn-Smith on Roving Pittsburgher TV and although she lives in Chicago, her Pittsburgh Roots.

 

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Publish Date: 11-04-2014 23:01:38
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Valerie Ormond - Biography

 

ValerieOrmond retired as anavalintelligenceofficer and founded her own business, Veteran Writing Services, LLC. Herfirst novel,Believing In Horses”won theMilitary Writers SocietyofAmericaGold Medaland other awards. Her second novel, “Believing In Horses, Too” is currently a finalist in the Military Writers Society of America book awards for 2014. Valeries non-fiction stories have appeared in numerous books, magazines, and newspapers, and sheholdsmemberships inwriting, equine, and veteransorganizations.

Valerieowns and ride horses andserves as Secretary oftheMarylandHorseCouncil. She is happily married to Navy veteran Jaime Navarro.

 

“BELIEVING IN HORSES, TOO” by Valerie Ormond - Synopsis

Sadie Navarro worries about her Navy father serving in Afghanistan. She turns to her love of horses to distract from her secret problems in her thirteenth year. Sadie commits to showing at the largest local horse show and volunteering for a therapeutic riding program – both brand new to her. With her belief in horses, a goal to make her father proud, and the support of family and friends, Sadie feels life moving in the right direction again.   

That is, until one of the therapeutic riding programs arranges for Sadie to assist wounded warriors. Sadie wants to back out, but knows she can’t. That’s not who she is. So instead, she wonders how she will find the strength to face her deepest fears head on.

And then there’s the first horse show. Unnerved by the enormity of the event and discovering how hard it is to show her inexperienced horse, Lucky, Sadie panics. An unwelcome show ring rival, Rachel, makes matters worse. But strong-willed Sadie makes it through the day with the help of her quirky and caring friend, Brady. Sadie only has to breathe deep and stay calm through two more shows to reach her goal of competing in front of her dad.

Sadie gains confidence through experience with the horses and the people she helps through equine therapy. She develops friendships and learns about bravery, patience, and compassion. Standing up for Brady to a school bully comes naturally. She becomes the mentor others have been to her. Sadie learns to compete. 

             Days before Sadie’s father returns home, rival Rachel injures Lucky in a riding accident. Rather than admit defeat, Sadie decides to show one of her barn’s rescue horses in the final competition. Sadie understands by choosing his horse, she likely won’t win, but takes her chance on the underdog. Against the odds, she wins Champion of the year in front of her newly-returned war hero father. At the end of the show, Sadie finally confronts Rachel over her consistent rude behavior and unkind remarks. Sadie knows she should have stood up to Rachel earlier, but she didn’t have the strength to do so until this time.

              Although elated with her year-end win, Sadie doesn’t think her father appreciates how hard she worked or how much she grew up during his absence. At a unique equine therapy demonstration for military families, the horses help bring out unspoken human emotions in the Navarro family. Sadie comes to realize she earned her father’s respect through her actions and who she has become -- not her winning performance in the show ring.

 

 

 

 

Publish Date: 11-04-2014 22:53:50
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Award winning author Bob Doerr grew up in a military family, graduated from the Air Force Academy, and had a career of his own in the Air Force.  Bob specialized in criminal investigations and counterintelligence gaining significant insight to the worlds of crime, espionage and terrorism. His work brought him into close coordination with the security agencies of many different countries and filled his mind with the fascinating plots and characters found in his books today. His education credits include a Masters in International Relations from Creighton University.  A full time author with eight published books, Bob was selected by the Military Writers Society of America as its Author of the Year for 2013. The Eric Hoffer Awards awarded No One Else to Kill its 2013 first runner up to the grand prize for commercial fiction. Two of his other books were finalists for the Eric Hoffer Award in earlier contests. Loose Ends Kill won the 2011 Silver medal for Fiction/mystery by the Military Writers Society of America. Another Colorado Kill received the same Silver medal in 2012 and the silver medal for general fiction at the Branson Stars and Flags national book contest in 2012.  A novella titled The Enchanted Coin which he wrote with his granddaughter for middle graders was released in 2013. His most recent work, an international thriller titled The Attack, was released in May 2014. Bob lives in Garden Ridge, Texas, with Leigh, his wife of 41 years, and Cinco, their ornery cat.

 

Publish Date: 07-20-2014 20:06:26
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Pickysaurus Mac

 

by Sandra Miller Linhart

Illustrated by Sean M Wright

 

Pickysaurus Mac Byline:

     When food tastes like mud, smells like trash and feels like mush, what's a hungry dinosaur to do?

 

Pickysaurus Mac Synopsis:

     Pickysaurus Mac is not your typical dinosaur.  Mealtimes pose a special problem for our picky little friend.  Sometimes foods smell too gross to eat, they taste different than they look and their textures feel like garbage in his mouth.  His friends tell him to eat right to stay healthy, but some things you just can't fix with words.

 

Talking Points:

Sensory Processing Disorder

     Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), also referred to as Sensory Integration Dysfunction, is a neurological disorder most often diagnosed in early childhood; it is not synonymous with learning disabled.  Many children diagnosed with SPD are intellectually average or above average in intellect.  Understanding the challenges they face daily is the first step for caregivers in guiding them in learning to tolerate the senses, and ultimately succeed in society.

     SPD children must learn to navigate through the "wires crossed" between their senses and their brain receptors.  Symptoms span a wide range between oversensitive or under-sensitive to stimulation of any, some, or all of their senses. 

     One symptom of SPD is the adverse affect food (taste, smell, texture) has on our senses.  Often children who have SPD are labeled as "picky eaters," punished for a condition over which they have little or no control.  These children have a small selection of foods called "safe foods" they're able to tolerate, making meal times unpleasant.  Encouraging one's self to experience new textures and foods in a safe, unforced way helps the SPD child learn sensory tolerance.

     For more information, contact the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation at http://www.spdfoundation.net


Author Bio:

     Sandra Miller Linhart was born and raised in the somewhat isolated, but nonetheless beautiful, mountainous town of Lander, Wyoming.  Here she was able to cultivate her love of reading, due in no small part to the fact the nearest decent record store was a good two hour drive away, and the one local radio station played only country and classic music.  Were it not for this, Ms. Linhart might today be a rock star, or, at the very least have better taste in music.  As it turned out, however, there was a well-stocked and constantly updated library much closer and much less expensive than the local movie theatre.  Thus, the young Ms. Linhart often found herself taking much longer journeys into the wonderful worlds created by authors like Ursula K. LeGuin, Judy Blume, Madeleine L’Engle, Stephen King and, of course, Erma Bombeck in the dusty basement which was the children’s section of the Fremont County Public Library.

     Growing up in poverty, Ms. Linhart’s escape from her stark reality came at no cost to her on printed invitations neatly tucked between the beaten covers gathering dust on the library bookshelf, yearning for attention.  Not content to simply travel to these exotic places created by the wordsmiths she admired, Ms. Linhart soon knew she wanted to craft her own destinations for others to enjoy.  She applied herself wholeheartedly to her studies, knowing diligence and discipline would avail her in the pursuit of her goal of becoming a successful author.

     Ms. Linhart’s formal education includes CA Barstow College, where she studied and excelled in Art & Design, as well as receiving a degree in Sociology, focusing on family and child psychology, both of which were of great use to her as she had both a family and children of her own.

     Ms. Linhart also attended the University of Georgia, where her picture book manuscript, Daddy's Boots received the 2005 Dixie Lee Connor Award for Best Children’s or Young Adult Manuscript at the Harriette Austin Writers’ Conference in Athens, GA.

     Ms. Linhart currently resides in Colorado where she’s knuckle deep in her second installment of the Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue book series, Stuck in the Middle, which follows the foursome’s adventures in Middle School.  Additionally, she’s working on a YA book series, Hallie of the Harvey Houses.  Two more picture books are in production and are due out in late 2013; Mixed Up!, and What Does a Hero Look Like?

 

Author Awards:

     In addition to being awarded the 2005 Dixie Lee Connor's Best Manuscript in the Children and YA, Daddy's Boots was named the July 2010 MWSA "Book of the Month," and it took the Silver Award at MWSA's 2010 Writer's Conference in the Children Under 12 category in Pittsburgh, PA, and a Gold Medal (1st Place) at the 2010 Branson Stars and Flags Book Award Program in Branson, MO.  Momma's Boots shared the prize in the same contest, and took the Bronze at the MWSA's 2010 Children Under 12 category.  The year prior, The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue took 3rd place in the Children's Under 12 category at the 2009 MWSA Annual Writers' Conference in Orlando, FL. Pickysaurus Mac was nominated in the MWSA 2013 Children Under 12 category in Dayton, OH.

 

Contact Information:

     sandra@smlinhart.com

     https://www.facebook.com/Sandra.Miller.Linhart

     http://www.smlinhart.com/

 

 

 

 

Publish Date: 07-20-2014 19:53:22
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Trilogy Author, Jeanette Vaughan talks about her experience being interviewed for Roving Pittsburgher TV

by Good News Reporter,Joanne Quinn-Smith aka TechnoGranny

 

Publish Date: 07-20-2014 19:47:00
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About the Author

Jeanette Vaughan  

Jeanette Vaughan is an award winning writer and story teller. Not only is she published in the periodicals and professional journals of nursing, but also in the genre of fiction. Out on her sheep farm, she has written several novels and scripts. Her screenplay "Angel of Mercy" won the outstanding nursing research award from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. In addition, she was named Distinguished Alumni for the school of nursing in 2001 for her written work and volunteerism for the Sydney Olympic Games. Her debut novel FLYING SOLO won fourth place in the 2013 Reader's Favorite International Book Awards for southern fiction. FLYING SOLO also was a finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards. Her second novel, SOLO VIETNAM was just awarded the silver medal for historical fiction by the Military Writer's Society. Jeanette has practiced nursing in the fields of critical care and trauma. She is the mother of four children, including two Navy pilots. She lives in a Victorian farmhouse out in the pastures of northeast Texas with her sheep, chickens, donkeys and sheep dogs.

 

Synopsis of FLYING SOLO

French Cajun Nora Broussard Greenwood was born with the wanderlust. Her adventurous spirit doesn’t fit the sedate expectations of catholic 1960s New Orleans suburbia. On a whim, she takes flying lessons to become a pilot. Experiencing the freedom of flight is liberating. However an illicit affair with her pilot instructor forces action. When she confronts her ruthless husband for a divorce, she is cast out sans her children and threatened with her life. Desperate to get them back and gain liberty, she steals her husband’s plane. Trials and tribulations erupt as she navigates the turbulence her life has become. In a bizarre twist of fate, she serves as caregiver to her lover’s sickly wife as a means to survive; hoping he will decide she is his soul mate. But is that to be? Nora must make the make the most difficult decision of her life in order to get things back on track.

FLYING SOLO…the first book -

SOLO VIETNAM….the second book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finale…..WAITING IN THE WINGS has been released since this interview

 

Publish Date: 05-23-2014 02:32:12
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There is always something good and wonderful happening in Pittsburgh as this short movie and song shows.Produced by Joanne Quinn-Smith, host of PositivelyPittsburghLive Talkcast/Podcast. Theme song for PositivelyPittsburghLive Podcast, Celebrating Seven Years of Broadcasting the Good News About Pittsburgh. Song by Martin Thomas, Rubber Duck pictures from Facebook fans at: http://facebook.com/positivelypittsburghlive.  Featured photograpy by Pat Avery from the Pittsburgh Picture Book for Kids from 3 to 93, "Fun Days in Pittsburgh."  Movie Design by Joyce Faulkner.   Song and book can be purchased at:  http://youmightbeapittsburgher.com (c) Martin Thomas and Joanne Quinn-Smith dba PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com 2011-2014
 
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Publish Date: 03-21-2014 00:55:15
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Sunday, March 16 was the last night of the beautiful, interactive art installation Congregation in Market Square. For more than three weeks, Congregation turned Market Square into a wonderful playground as people of all ages, shapes, and sizes interacted with the lights, the music and each other.  
 
This installation was truly a social event got into the act as players waiting to be hi-lighted by a spotlight that sensed where the people were and sensed movement.  It was interesting to watch as participants watched both the screen and the outlines in the center of the square to see where their movement would be picked up.  Josh Kurnot, WVU commented that this was a "live social media event' as he watched people taking pictures and videos. this was truly an innovative art installation that was enjoyable to five years olds or 85 years old and the great part about is it was free, another Pittsburgh first.
 
Video by Joshua Kurnot, West Virginia University Engineering Student 

 

Publish Date: 09-26-2013 01:47:32
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Boys of Diamond Hill

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Military Writers Society of America2012 Gold Medal for History

The Boys of Diamond Hill is a biography about a family of soldiers from Abbeville County, South Carolina.  The events of the 1860s swept them from their farms to distant battlefields covering almost every theater of the war they were fighting for independence from the northern government.  They left behind an extensive collection of letters detailing their experiences.

This work was released March 24, 2011 from McFarland Publishers.

This work follows brothers: William, Daniel, Pressley, Thomas and Andrew Boyd along with Fenton Hall, the husband of their eldest sister. Daniel, Pressley and Andrew served in the Seventh South Carolina Infantry; William in the First South Carolina Rifles; Thomas in the Nineteenth South Carolina Infantry and Fenton in the Sixth South Carolina Cavalry. This sweeping work tracks their participation in the war on nearly every front that the Confederacy fought on. Northern Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Charleston coastal defense. Finally it follows Daniel Boyd as he fights with Johnston’s Army of Tennessee in the Carolina’s Campaign up until the surrender at Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina.

Also covered extensively are close friends and relatives often mentioned. As a result, one family — the Alewines — are followed after the war on their journey into the western wilderness of Arkansas where they became one of the pioneering families in that section.

The Boys of Diamond Hill by JK Jones is now available for order from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

 

Publish Date: 09-26-2013 01:35:51
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CW4 Daniel Flores (Ret.) served 26 years as an attack helicopter pilot and infantryman. He served with the Texas Army National Guard in a Long Range Recon Patrol unit, served 21 years with the U.S. Army reserves attack helicopter squadron, 7th Sqdn. 6th Cavalry Regiment, flew the AH-1 Cobra, AH-64A Apache and the AH-64D Longbow helicopters, and currently flies airplanes and helicopters for the DHS Air and Marine department.
 
Book Synopsis:
 

A gripping memoir of an Apache helicopter pilot’s journey of faith and courage while in combat in Afghanistan. The story is an edge of your seat, action filled, account of the current helicopter war in Afghanistan and has multiple layers of love, camaraderie, combat, humor, family, and faith all coming together to show true patriotism and courage in today’s world.

 

This incredible memoir follows a normal American’s journey through the military. We follow Daniel as he attends Army basic and infantry training, graduating as the Distinguished Honor graduate, and after 5 years as an infantry and recon soldier, he becomes a pilot in the free world’s most advanced attack helicopter;  the AH-64 Apache. Incredibly, he survives a crash that happens under questionable circumstances and while raising a family, his children teach him a heartfelt lesson in faith and courage under the most difficult of times in the war on terror. The memoir continues into unbelievable combat action in Afghanistan, amongst the dramatic Hindu Kush Mountains. Going into war he is assured that the tour would be “non-eventful” since the Taliban had been defeated years prior but instead he finds out the beginnings of the Taliban resurgence was just starting. He is involved in some incredible battles, both in the Apache and emotionally, and through the loss of friends in combat, he realizes placing faith in the people he looks up to, could leave emotional scars that would haunt him for years to come.

 

www.danielsouthofheaven.com  

 

Publish Date: 09-07-2013 18:34:09
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CONTACT:  Joanne Quinn-Smith

                        412-444-5197

info@pplmag.com

 

 

JJ Media Group Takes Over Eventsburgh.com

Tweeters and Facebookers Get Paid for Promoting Events

 

PITTSBURGH, May 00, 2013 -- JJ Media Group, owned by Jill Kummer of Black Tie Pittsburgh and Joanne Quinn-Smith of PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com, has purchased three-year-old EVENTSBURGH (http://eventsburgh.com). The company will officially take over EVENTSBURGH site on July 1, 2013 with rewards for event venues, organizers and those social media buffs who just love to promote.   Black Tie-Pittsburgh and PPLMag.com have  combined online followings large enough to rock out EVENTSBURGH.  The site is a multi-function site for all area events where Event Organizers can pay a small pay per click reward to those who forward the Event Announcement when the Organizers choose this option.

Eventsburgh Format:

·         Event Organizers post events, usual process with all event sites

·         Event Organizers can choose to promote event through EVENTSBURGH members

·         Event Organizers decides how much they will pay per click to those who forward the event

·         Members who promote on social media receive a cash or site credit reward per click on their social media forwards.  This option works like AdWords.

“People are doing this now on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and other social sites.  Now they get rewarded for it,” says Kummer. Quinn-Smith adds, “This model makesEVENTSBURGH an event-promotion phenomenon.Event organizers get greater reach and POWER USERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA get paid.”  Having Tweeters and Facebookers and LinkedIners with huge followings to promote our events is a win-win for everyone.

 

BlackTie-Pittsburgh.com records and tickets events for more than 150 nonprofits throughout Greater Pittsburgh. PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com is Pittsburgh’s First Internet Radio and TV Network with more than 60 syndicated pages and audio and video channels.    -XXX-

 

Publish Date: 09-07-2013 18:29:44
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MWSA 2012 Joe Epley, Passel of Hate

Joe  wrote extensively (news stories, speeches, programs, brochures, magazine articles, etc) during a 40 year career in journalism and public relations but this is his first novel.  Most of his military career was in the National Guard and Army Reserve, with more than 12 years serving in Special Forces units.  In the active Army, his duties were primarily in public affairs.  He  retired from the Army Reserve in 1977.  His web site http://www.epleywrites.com/ contains a list of honors and achievements received throughout his career.

“A Passel of Hate” centers on the events in western North Carolina leading up to and including the battle of Kings Mountain during September and October of 1780.  In the Carolinas the American War for Independence is oftentimes a civil war with families and neighbors bitterly split in their loyalties. For Jacob Godley this becomes a harsh reality when his hatred for Rance Miller, an infamous Tory raider responsible for the murder of Jacob’s friends, drives him and his youngest brother to join the Liberty Men while their three other brothers fight with the British Loyalists. Driven by their different ideologies, the brothers and their respective forces find themselves on a collision course as they converge on Kings Mountain, along the Carolina border. As the Liberty Men decimate the Loyalist forces in savage fighting, Jacob’s life is shattered by finding all four of his brothers dead on the battlefield. Consumed by a quest for vengeance, he tracks Miller through the backcountry for a final confrontation. Historically accurate and viscerally affecting, “A Passel of Hate” is as exciting as it is action-packed.

 

Publish Date: 07-27-2013 18:22:12
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Westley Lyons, former Pittsburgh Steeler and author of Pursuit with Passion held a wonderful Wine Tasting and Auction at the Pittsburgh Winery on Penn Ave.  The event benefited Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Steeler Baron Batch, also an artist was there and auctioning off two of his artwork pieces to benefit CF.  He spoke inspiringly about his motivation for his artwork.  Also speaking and making an appeal for CF:  Owner of Elliven Spa in Bridgeville, Pa.  Ashley Thompson

 

Publish Date: 07-16-2013 01:52:08
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Believing In Horses (by Valerie Ormond)
 
Sadie Navarro moves for the sixth time to a new home, only to find her Navy dad departing to Afghanistan for a year. To ease the transition, Sadie’s parents reward their twelve-year-old daughter with the dream of a lifetime, her own horse. While getting to know her new horse, Lucky, Sadie discovers ten horses waiting to be sold at auction and commits to saving them from uncertain futures. Sadie faces head-on the challenges experienced by military families and demonstrates how young people can act to bring about change if they believe in what they are doing. In just a few short months, Sadie meets both good and bad people, and experiences joy, fear, disappointment, self-doubt, empowerment, and a level of responsibility she has never known before.
 
Valerie Ormond spent the majority of her adult life as a Naval Intelligence Officer. The daughter of two English majors, and an English major herself, she always had a great interest in books and writing. She now combines her life experiences, love of horses, and interest in writing in her second career. Her first novel, Believing In Horses (March 2011, J.B. Max Publishing), tells the story of a young girl saving unwanted horses. In 2011, Believing In Horses won the Gold Medal in the Stars and Flags Book Awards; earned the Parent Tested Parent Approved Official Winners Seal of Approval; and was selected by a Maryland State Senator for the National Education Association’s Read Across America program; and received a Maryland Horse Industry Board Award grant for public libraries.
Valerie and her brother, award-winning teacher Edward Ormond, published Teacher’s Tack for Believing In Horses (Veda Readers, 2012), to provide educators lesson plans, discussion activities, and fun learning opportunities to accompany Believing In Horses.
 

 

Publish Date: 04-18-2013 03:28:35
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From the Unspoken Trilogy
Serenade was originally choreographed by George Balanchine Serenade, set to Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings in C, Op, 48, a hauntingly uplifting piece, was originally choreographed by George Balanchine. While PBT brought in stage director (and veteran Antony Tudor dancer) Donald Mahler, a "repetitor" from NYC to maintain the integrity of Balanchine's work, PBT made it their own.
Video by Martin Thomas of 1CamJam

 

Publish Date: 03-28-2013 03:11:25
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"Unspoken," which consisted of three pieces. The first, Serenade, set to Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings in C, Op, 48, a hauntingly uplifting piece, was originally choreographed by George Balanchine.

 

Publish Date: 02-03-2013 21:35:30
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When Grandma's False Teeth Fly
by Mary Lee

Katie is not a little girl anymore—she is six years old! But some mean girls at school still tease her about her chipped baby tooth. Katie seeks advice from her grandma, who will tell her a hilarious story that encourages her to use humor instead of anger or sadness to solve her problems. Join Katie and Grandma for a touching, funny, and inspiring story about When Grandma's False Teeth Fly.

Winner of the Silver Medal in Children's Literature from 2012 Military Writer's Society of America
Author Bio

Author Bio

Author Mary Lee is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant. Mary served for 24 years. She is an author and songwriter. Mary wrote her first published children’s book, “My Air Force Mom” and her song, “Little Shoes”, with the hope of getting the women serving in our military (past, present, and future) recognized through literature and music.

Mary’s second published children’s book, “When Grandma’s False Teeth Fly” was released in February 14, 2012. This book shows children that using humor is one way to deal with bullies as school.

Mary obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of South Carolina. She enjoys reading, movies, writing, and acting. Mary and her husband currently reside in South Carolina.ntion immediately.

-I drew my ideas from portions of my own life. When I was in elementary school, I had a chipped tooth and was teased about to the point I would never smile showing my teeth. I am a grandma and a great grandma. I have false teeth which have shot out of my mouth twice. My husband is a wonderful baker who makes delicious cherry cream pies. Our sons when they were young have fought over the last piece of pie.

-The reader would want to read this book because it is a funny story about a serious subject and it gives them another idea for handling bullies. Humor vs. Anger. The cover and the illustrations grab their atte

 

Publish Date: 07-05-2012 02:00:47
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DICK HREBIK is an author, historian, adjunct lecturer, actor, singer, adventurer, and retired Marine major who brings humor and challenging questions to his books and speeches. He holds an MBA degree and is an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). For 22 years he was the Director of Administration of large law firms, including the Washington, DC office of Jones Day. He is a voice from the Silent Generation who has traveled to and/or lived in 80 countries, having climbed some of the highest mountains in the world.
Books - So, You Want a Job? -  Corps Vet -  The Warrior Among Us
Speeches - Secrets and Spies -  What's Wrong in America

Dick Hrebik, 31 SE 5th St. Apt 1209, Miami, FL 33131
Tel: 305-347-5464
Email: dick@dickhrebik.com
website: www.dickhrebik.com
Facebook: Dick Hrebik

Semper Fi,
Dick Hrebik

THE WARRIOR AMONG US - After a nuclear war annihilates an entire civilization, the United States falls off the international stage when Congress becomes impotent after years of increased partisan politics, and is unable to function. The world becomes a battleground centered in the deserts of the Middle East. Finally, Deke, a U.S. Marine, takes up arms with another nation's army in an attempt to save the world from itself by the year 2025. Can he save Earth? Discover our destiny in this suspense filled thriller.

CORPS VET - A memoir of a boy growing up during the Great Depression in a Southern Illinois coal mining town, and a suburb of Chicago, as he begins a 75-year adventurous odyssey through 80 countries, including 23 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He overcomes adversity, takes a big bite out of life, meets famous people, and has a few thrills and secret missions along the way. Today, this member of the Silent Generation remains loyal to God, country and Corps.

 

Publish Date: 06-14-2012 01:05:47
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PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com was a media sponsor for the Annual Entrepreneur's Growth Conference at Duquesne University on May 9, 2012. The EGC is an annual event for business owners that features both start up and growth workshops for business owners.

The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services and training workshops for small businesses and those who are thinking of starting a business in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Next Event in November, Pa Business Technology Conference

Executive Director: Dr. Mary McKinney
Training and Development Director: Christine Hughes


http://www.sbdc.duq.edu/

 

Publish Date: 05-29-2012 02:42:29
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TechnoGranny and Staff Attend Small Business Works presented by Building Bridges for Business

 

Publish Date: 04-08-2012 21:08:12
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Girls Coalition Conference, Interview with Madeline Di Nonno, Executive Director of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media 

Madeline Di Nonno

Madeline Di Nonno is the Executive Director of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and its programming arm See Jane, the leading non-profit working with the entertainment and media community to improve gender diversity in children’s entertainment through research based programs. Madeline leads the Institute’s strategic direction and brings over 25 years experience in media, marketing and business development in the entertainment, digital media and consumer packaged goods industries. Founded in 2004, the Institute’s mission is to transform how the entertainment community depicts children in its content, sensitize the industry on gender portrayals and reduce stereotyping in entertainment and media targeting children 11 and under.

Madeline serves on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.

 

Publish Date: 03-19-2012 18:28:15
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Beyond All PriceTo escape from an abusive relationship and resourceful enough to find a job as wardrobe mistress for a theater. The actress with whom she shared a room in a squalid tenement took an overdose of opium in an effort to escape a life of prostitution. Nellie joined the Union Army, because life in the midst of a war seemed safer than the one she had been living. She found a home with the 100th Pennsylvania Regiment, known as "The Roundheads" because of their religious beliefs. Her skill and compassion led one of her patients to write, "Even here, amid the roar and carnage, was found a woman with the soul to dare danger; the heart to sympathize with the battle-stricken; sense, skill, and experience to make her a treasure beyond all price." * She was equally at home managing a southern plantation full of abandoned slaves, a battlefield operating station, or a 600-bed military hospital. After the war, her deep-seated need to dedicate her life to a worthy cause continued to drive her efforts until she faced an enemy more lethal than war.

MWSA Review

MWSA 2011 Bronze Medal for Non-Fiction, Biography

Bronze Medal

Beyond All Priceis a five-by-eight inch paperback book. The cover has a pleasant design portraying a gun battery at Fort Donelson, Tennessee. As Civil War fiction, this book presents a well-researched chronicle of Nellie Chase’s career as matron and nurse to the 100th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Nellie Chase existed. The 100th Pennsylvania Regiment existed. This fictional account of Nellie’s efforts gives the reader an insight to the early years of the Civil War; as the 100th Pennsylvania goes through training and campaigns in coastal Carolina.

Following her career with the 100th Pennsylvania, Nellie becomes the organizational force that develops the model veterans hospital in Nashville as the Civil War comes to a close.

Beyond All Priceis a recommended read for Civil War followers. It is an interesting story that provides insight into Nellie Chase’s life during and after the Civil War.

Reviewed by:John R. R. Faulkner(2011)

Carolyn Schriber
See my flashcard at:
http://about.me/CarolynSchriber

 

Publish Date: 03-19-2012 18:19:54
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Joe SanchezJoe Sánchez (born January 16, 1947), is a former New York City police officer and author who published books about corruption within the New York City Police Department, or NYPD. Upon exposing the illegal acts committed by some high-ranking NYPD officers, Sánchez was arrested on the basis of false allegations which were highly publicized by the news media, then subsequently refuted. When his initial conviction for "assault" was overturned, his case exposed the existence of a code of silence among police officers known as the "Blue Wall of Silence."

 

Publish Date: 02-05-2012 00:45:38
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K. Rowe


Biography

After serving just over 20 years in the Air Force, I made the ultimate job switch: to farmer and author. It was a drastic change, not to mention a drastic pay cut! I’ve been writing 25+ years and have been published in a variety of media: book, newspaper, photography, and magazine. I love to write, it seems to be a passion I can’t ever seem to satisfy.

I’ve been publishing a series of books in the Dragonslayers Saga. The first book, Project: Dragonslayers is an MWSA award winning novel about an unlikely Special Forces team who are thrown headlong into the world of counterterrorism. The second book, Dragonslayers: Mind Games continues the saga where the team enters the twisted world of al-Qaeda. They must find the source of a mystery explosive, or risk losing more innocent civilians to attacks. This book was selected for the MWSA summer 2011 reading list. Third book in the series: Dragonslayers: Battle Rhythm, has just been released. This time it’s Yemen, and the team finds out they’re not invincible.

Also I've expanded my work in other genres. Out now is the best-selling contemporary romance, Cowboys and Olympians. You’ll meet and fall in love with Leo Richards, a champion reining horse trainer as he tries to convince himself that he can love again after his wife and unborn child were killed in a fiery car crash. He falls for Katie Shulman, a rich, stubborn woman who just doesn’t like cowboys.

A supernatural thriller titled The Hall is complete and in editing stage. Projected release will be 2012 sometime. You’ll meet Marcus Bishop, wealthy Memphis book publisher; his new and terrifically eccentric best friend, Prince Mongo; along with a ghost and demons that haunt the old castle Marcus buys.

Also just released, the first book in a sci-fi trilogy: Space Crazy introduces you to Dar Meltom, a half breed alien who’s had a rough life. He longs for a life in the stars, and as difficult as it is, his mother manages to give that to him. Space Junk, the second book in the “Dar’s adventures in space” series is also completed. The final book in the series, Space Available, is in the works.

Keep your eyes out, in time; you’ll have lots to read from me. Check back on my page to see if there's anything new. Become a Fan of Dragonslayers on the Facebook page and you can read excerpts from all 5 books (2 currently unpublished)

As always, I appreciate feedback and book reviews. I'm a small fish in a huge ocean just trying to stay afloat. I love my writing and pour heart and soul into each work I do.

Most recently, I was given a rare distinction of placing 4th in Ron Knight's top 100 Facebook authors of 2011. He starts with 8,000 and narrows it down to 100. An honor indeed.
PROJECT: Dragonslayers
K. Rowe
Black Rose Writing
www.blackrosewriting.com
© 2010 by Kathy Rowe
ISBN: 978-1-935605-07-2
PUBLISHED BY BLACK ROSE WRITING
www.blackrosewriting.com
Printed in the United States of America
Project: Dragonslayers is printed in 11.5-point Cambria
Dedication:
To the men and women of the US armed forces:
Courage is knowing when to keep your head down and using it to get you home alive. You will never be the same after you have tasted battle.

 

Publish Date: 12-15-2011 03:50:56
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The Potomac Polo Club.

Home of the Washington DC area's oldest polo club, 1956-2011

The Potomac Polo Club is located at the Red Eagle Ranch and is a full-featured polo and equestrian sports facility centrally located between Washington, D.C., Gaithersburg, MD, and the Dulles corridor.

Designated teams Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and No. 1 Cochran engaged in a little friendly rivalry via the Virginia International Polo Club and The Potomac Polo Club, respectively at the 28th Annual Family House Polo Match.

With everyone's support $200,000 was raised to support Family House Guests in need while their loved ones receive treatment in area hospitals.

Mark your calendars for the 29th Annual Family House Polo Match! Saturday, September 8, 2012!!

 

Publish Date: 12-01-2011 18:38:02
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Prancing ponies, picture perfect hats! 2,000 guests showed up in their best polo watching outfits. The 28th annual Family House Polo event at Hartwood Acres is a traditionally strong event asset for the Pittsburgh Area and hub of Pittsburgh.

Mark your calendars for the 29th Annual Family House Polo Match! Saturday, September 8, 2012!!

Participate in Family House's Special Events
Family House sponsors several special events each year to raise funds for our mission of providing a "home away from home" for patients and their families. In addition to their own events, Family House is sometimes the beneficiary of events sponsored by other organizations. By sponsoring, hosting or attending a Family House benefit event, you provide direct help to families facing a medical crisis.

http://familyhouse.org

 

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Interview with Polo announcer, David Andrews

More than 2,000 guests showed up in their best equestrian ensembles to cheer on their favorite teams during the 28th annual Family House Polo event at Hartwood Acres

The voice of Palm Beach Polo, David Andrews, kept everyone abreast of what was happening on the field and helped the amateurs to keep up with the game somewhat as they watched the high fashion hat parade.

 

Publish Date: 10-03-2011 22:48:22
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The Potomac Polo Club.

Home of the Washington DC area's oldest polo club, 1956-2011

The Potomac Polo Club is located at the Red Eagle Ranch and is a full-featured polo and equestrian sports facility centrally located between Washington, D.C., Gaithersburg, MD, and the Dulles corridor.

Designated teams Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and No. 1 Cochran engaged in a little friendly rivalry via the Virginia International Polo Club and The Potomac Polo Club, respectively at the 28th Annual Family House Polo Match.

With everyone's support $200,000 was raised to support Family House Guests in need while their loved ones receive treatment in area hospitals.

Mark your calendars for the 29th Annual Family House Polo Match! Saturday, September 8, 2012!!

 

Publish Date: 08-08-2011 14:04:09
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Guerilla Publicity Event Held at Villa Southside, June 14, 2011

Local Media Panel

Ann Marie Gire, Owner of Hot Flash Media, Women's Independent Press

Publisher of Pittsburgh Women's Yellow Pages

Panel on Interacting with Local Media, How to form relationships and use local media to your advantage.

 

 

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(c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com, 2011

Video Music by Permission

SONG CREDITS for "By & By (A Lover's Lullaby")
Lyrics and music by J.G. Boccella
Copyright 1999 J.G. Boccella

Musicians:
J.G. Boccella: Piano and vocals

SONG CREDITS for “Come Love”"Come Love" music by Martin Thomas, Lyrics by Robert Carmen and Reza Zaidi. And Martin ThomasWebsite: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/change-single/id394057968

PPL Is celebrating its fourth year on the air (with over 400,000 accumulated listeners) and we are delighted to show the guests, friends, affiliates, networking groups, pets, places  and activities  that have made PPL the place to celebrate what is great and positive about Pittsburgh. 

In this video you will find the sweethearts, people, places and things that pull on the heartstrings of Pittsburgh's most Positive People.  Some are relatives and some are just things and places of beauty but all are a part of the wonderful people places and things that make Pittsburgh special. Many of the people on this video have been guests on PositivelyPittsburghLiveTM in it's four year run.

Here in this video are reasons to love Pittsburgh, a special PositivelyPittsburghLive Hug and Kiss from us to you and hopefully back again. 

"Today more than ever we need a place to go to be informed and educated on the positive.  PPL is my weekly dose of good news .  I am very happy to be part of her loyal followers and be a frequent guest.

Here's to a lot more good news about  "the burg"..  

JoAnn R. Forrester

Empress of Biz..Re-Invest in  Rugged Times

Watch for a new video each month that you can submit your pictures to that will have background music by a local Pittsburgh Area artist.

The Stars of the First Positive Pittsburghers Sweetheart Month and 4th Anniversary Video

  • Kristin and Charles Guerrera
  • The Classic Couple, the Phantom of the Opera and Christine
  • Marilyn Landis, 2009 National Small Business Administration Financial Advocate
  • Becky Auer, former owner of Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, No BS Marketing
  • Andre Weisbrad, Swimming with the Sharks for Charity
  • Brain Builders Class 2009
  • Immigrant Caroline La Monica at Fort Necessity
  • Carol Carmichael of the Former Beloved Carol's Restaurant in the West End
  • Charles and Janet Pelligrini of Tambellini's Ristorante 7th St
  • Charles La Monica Sr. Employee J & L Steel, Resident, Masontown, Pa.
  • Charlie Pelligrini, Recipient of Lucchese nel Mondo, Medaglia D'Orio
  • Valentine's Chocolate Strawberries created by Chef Eric Fischer
  • Christmas Carol, the Musical Cast
  • Come On You Know You Wanna Rub My Belly, sent in by Artist Linda Barnicottt
  • Dancing Couple
  • Executive Director, Diversity Business Resource Center, Christina Damiana
  • Dinner for Two
  • Late SBA Advocate and Friend, Don Carter
  • Donna Baxter of the Soul Pitt and Joanne Quinn-Smith of PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com
  • Etta and Kids sent in by Martin Thomas
  • Teresa and Adrienne Kurnot and Evan Quinn (he gave TechnoGranny her name)
  • Eva and Scott Kerschbaumer, 10th Anniversary
  • Donna Baxter and niece Rodanique
  • Shannon Martinez, Publisher CheersPittsburgh.com
  • Eva and Scott Kerschbaumer Family
  • Kathleen Flaherty Smokestacks Painting
  • Ruff Creek Band
  • Frankie, "You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours." Sent in by Martin Thomas
  • Eva and Scott Kerschbaumer
  • Frick Nature Reserve
  • Garbage Bag Gala
  • Guiseppe and Caroline La Monica Immigrant Owners La Monica Greenhouse, New Salem, Pa.
  • Goat from Fran Trelar
  • Good News Reporter Delana Thomas
  • Grace Zimmerman, Pittsburgh Pirates Most Loyal Fan
  • Kathleen Flaherty Steel Mill Painting
  • Grace Zimmerman Pirate Fan Winner
  • Steeler Randy Grossman
  • Curtis and Cassandra Brown of Jireh Mobile
  • Norine Mc Ginnis, Favorite Sister
  • Virtuous Academy Director, Iyanna Tennon
  • Martin Thomas and Helena
  • Three Rivers Women'sRowing Team
  • Jill Kummer, BlackTie-Pittsburgh
  • Songbird Jessica Lee
  • Frick Nature Reserve
  • Jimmy G's Restaurant
  • Jo Ann Forrester, Empress of Biz
  • Kristin and Captain Charles Guerrera
  • La Monica Brothers and Sisters Family Reunion 1998
  • Pittsburgh Women's Power Lunch, Suzanne Froehlich
  • In Memory of Little Jessica Chahl
  • Chef Eric Fischer Cooking Class at Jimmy G's
  • Local Rat Pack, Bo, Coz and Buster
  • Mama Nunni 1961, Publisher's Grandmother
  • Martin and Helena, Mardis Gras
  • Miracles for Marissa
  • Charles and Mary La Monica Wedding
  • Make the Connection Award Batch Pack for Kids
  • Sweetheart Raviolis by Chef Eric Fischer
  • Sweetheart State Farm Personnel
  • NAWBO Day Chocolate Fountain
  • City Councilman Doug Shields at NAWBO Day
  • Three River's Women's Rowing Team
  • New Salem La Monica's 1940's, Publisher's Family
  • Ola Jackson, Publisher "Onyx Woman"
  • Papa Nunni, Father of 12
  • NAWBO Pat Presdidents
  • Patty and Joe
  • Phantom and Christine, Gleason and Moldovan
  • Kathleen Flaherty Foxes Painting
  • Super Chef Eric, "Don't Feed the Bears"
  • Roger's and Hammerstein, "South Pacific"
  • Pink Tiger Lilly by Gerald La Monica
  • Sanna Carapellotti, Pittsburgh Medical Hypnosis
  • Dwight White, Make the Connection Master of Ceremonies
  • Poodle with Matching Bone
  • SBA District Director Carl Knoblock and National SBA Journalist of the Year, Joanne Quinn-Smith
  • Pittsburgh Pirates Stadium
  • River on Ice sent by Martin Thomas
  • Scott and Eva Kerschbaumer
  • Flowers and Romance
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • State Farm Recruiter, BJ Griffith
  • Sisters Vicki La Monica Buchanan and Grace La Monica Kacmar
  • Former Steelers "Cheerleader" at Sixburgh Celebration
  • Kathleen Flaherty Falcon Painting
  • Steeler's Sixburgh Celebration
  • Marilyn and Lynn Landis
  • Super Chef Eric Fischer
  • Steeler's Sixburgh Celebration, Rocky Bleier and Mike Wagner
  • NAWBO "Think Ginormous"
  • Valentine's Day Baked Alaska at Jimmy G's
  • TechnoGrannyTM. "It's a Great Day When Technology Works!"
  • Teresa and Willy Kurnot at the Top of the Mountain
  • Eric Fischer, Jimmy G and Heather Abrams
  • Suzan Segall, Body Arts Therapeutics
  • Wine and Dine Your Valentine
  • Carl Knoblock, District Director of Small Business Administration at SBA Awards in DC
  • Tomorrow's Future Inc
  • Valentine's Bruschetta
  • Valerie Tierno, the Pittsburgh Car Lady
  • JQS and Adopted Father, Padim Kapoor
  • Publisher's Sicilian Wine Maker Cousin
  • Walt Maddox, Legendary Pittsburgh Jazz Artist
  • Pittsburgh Wine Dinner
  • Woodvilee Plantation
  • Yellow Tiger Lilies by Gerald La Monica
  • NAWBO Make the Connection, Dwight White
  • Gregg Mathis PPL Sound Engineer, Owner SLFF Ventures, Inc.
  • In Memory of Dwight White with Gratitude from National Association Women Business Owners, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Linda Barnicott Painting "Light Up Night"
  • Santos and Sunita
  • PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com Logo

 

Publish Date: 12-20-2010 21:11:42
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Steeler Fans are born that way

Not only are Steeler fans born that way, they get their passion for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Watch this video to learn about the "Steel City, Pittsburgh" and about Steelers fans, made by a Steelers fan...

 

Roving Pittsburgher Joanne Quinn-Smith and Josh KurnotEvery year, the day after Thanksgiving my nephew Josh Kurnot and I hit the strip district to shop and have breakfast. This year was the day after Pitt's loss to the Mountaineers and Josh is a Mountaineer cheerleader and had on his Mountaineer hat and was delighted at what good losers the Pittsburghers in the Strip District were.

The places we visited.

  After arriving in the strip district at around 8 AM and finding on street parking on Penn Avenue near 23rd St., we went to have   coffee at La Prima on 21st St. and had a wonderful chocolate pastry.  Josh had black coffee and I had a raspberry decaf latte. We always love the Italian proverbs on the chalkboard that the owner favors his clients with. Then we went to Stan's and bought vegetables for dinner tonight.

After that Penn Mac (Pennsylvania Macaroni) (home of all things, Italian, Greek and other imported delights) to buy cheese and roasted peppers to stuff and chic peas for hummus. Of course we visited "Dear Heart" at the cheese stand. Then on to the Greek store for pita and tabooli mix and greek herbs for salad dressing.

Pennsylvania Macaroni Company
2010-12 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15222
412-471-8330
www.pennmac.com

Stamoolis Brothers
2020 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-471-7676
www.stamoolisbros.com

Stan's Market
1811 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15222
412-434-4799
contact: Steve Stanek

We also had lunch (instead of breakfast) at the Penn Avenue Fish Company

Penn Avenue Fish
2208 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-434-7200
www.pennavefishcompany.com

WE stopped in at Reyna's Foods Mexican food and looked at the piñatas and sampled guacoamole and some other dips. This was because my nephew Josh wanted to discourage me from dancing in the street to the Latin music they were playing outside.

Reyna's
2031 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-261-2606

I also bought a beautiful peacock rhinestone bracelet at Mery's Gifts and Crafts,

1201 Penn Ave. Mery Guajan is the owner.

Josh bought a yellow scarf, bracelet and ring for his friend Chelsea, another Mountaineer Cheerleader.

Josh also wanted to buy cigars for our Thanksgiving host, Uncle Joseph La Monica and so he convinced me that I would not smell like cigars if I went inside the Leaf and Bean.  What a place, it's like a shop in the Bowery was transposed into the heart of the strip district.

Leaf & Bean
2200 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-434-1480
leafandbeanstrip.com

 We met Jim Robinson, the owner,  of this campy place with old motorcycles hanging on the wall. He says he opened it for himself and then invited the public in. 

And we could, of course not forget Mon Amie for chocolate covered espresso beans and emergency chocolate supplies.

Mon Aimee Chocolat
2101 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15222
412-395-0022
www.monaimeechocolat.com

Over Christmas Holiday we will report on some new shops.

Josh Kurnot, Mountaineer Cheerleader and Photographer
Joanne Quinn-Smith, Publisher PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com and Roving Pittsburgher Good News Reporter

http://positivelypittsburghlivemagazine.com/

Pictures and video (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and Josh Kurnot, 2010

Music ,  "Happy"  written and played by Larry Russell   http://www.larrysongs.com/

Listen to the live commentary on PositivelyPittsburgh Live Talkcast  at: http://tinyurl.com/pospittsburgh

 

Publish Date: 10-28-2010 16:42:32
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Rosalie Turner Sisters of ValorThere were several reasons why I wrote SISTERS OF VALOR.  As the wife and sister of Marines serving in Vietnam, I have always wanted to give a voice to the service wife of that era.  That was a time when the
protests against the war were very personal against the serviceman and his family.  It was a time when there was only letters that came in erratic bunches - no emails, cell phones, or even phone calls.

Usually, each serviceman was able to make one call in the thirteen months' deployment, and that was done over ham radio.  That era was also the cusp of women's lib, so women had the additional challenge of trying to figure out what their role was.

Later, as I learned of friends whose husbands had been killed in Vietnam, I felt even more motivated to share the story of the service wife.  At that time, with the hundreds of books about Vietnam, there were none from the wife's point of view.

What I have found to be very gratifying is that the service wives of today who read SISTERS OF VALOR  say that I am telling their story also.  The feelings of any service wife of any era are universal.

Another rewarding thing I have learned has come from the service men who have read SISTERS OF VALOR.  Some say they had no idea what it was like for their spouse until they read the book.  Others have told me it has opened up necessary dialogue between the husband and wife.

I have found that an underlying theme in all my books is the strength of women and how women pull together and can nuture and support each other.  That certainly comes through in SISTERS OF VALOR.

The book is an excellent one for book clubs because of the many discussion points: what did the Vietnam War mean to us as a country and as families and individuals?;  how have women's roles changed over the decades?;  what are the myriad ways people serve "who only stand and wait?", etc.

My husband of 47 years, Frank, and I divide our time between Angel Fire, New Mexico and Birmingham, Alabama. Our greatest joy is our family; 2 sons, a daughter-in-law, and 5 grandchildren.

 

Publish Date: 10-27-2010 18:05:00
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Talking Points for

How Can You Mend This Purple Heart

How Can You Mend This Purple Heart by Terry Gould

by Terry Gould

My background:

Terry Gould spent his childhood on small farms and rural towns across Missouri before joining the U.S. Navy in 1968. After leaving the Navy, Terry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio afforded by the G.I. Bill.  He received his Masters in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio.

Following a thirty-year career in marketing, advertising and public relations, Terry finally had the opportunity to write the story that had haunted him for more than forty years.

Through his story, How Can You Mend This Purple Heart, Terry hopes to inspire all Americans to recognize and honor the veterans of all wars, but especially the veterans of the Vietnam War. For they truly deserve recognition-an unconditional recognition so long overdue- for their love of country, their commitment to duty and their unselfish sacrifices at a time when it was so shamefully unappreciated.

            Terry currently resides near Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Barb.

About the book:

How Can You Mend This Purple Heart is based on the author's real-life experience told through the eyes of Jeremy Shoff-a guilt-ridden, Navy non-combatant who was injured in a car accident. It is a riveting story of the physical, emotional and mental struggles of war-ravaged young Marines wounded in the Vietnam War. "Purple Heart" is a no-holds-barred, powerful and compassionate portrayal of young Americans who returned from the Vietnam War to the comforting and healing shelter of a military hospital; wounded, frightened and proud.

The hospital, and the nearby streets and bars of south Philadelphia, became their home; and like any home, it served as a place to gather, to belong, to struggle, to find support and ultimately, a place to heal. And every day of healing brought them closer to the day they could go home. A day they would cherish--and fear.

Why did you write the book?

The story behind "Purple Heart" played its mind games on me for a long time. For some reason, that I still cannot explain, I abandoned all connections to the hospital, the war and my wounded friends for more than ten years following my discharge from the Navy. At some point, after I met my wife, these quick, uninvited bursts of memory would surface and find their way into words. After sharing these with my wife, my brothers and close friends-through lots of laughter and tears-they kept saying "you should write a book". I know now that my retelling of those experiences kept the memories alive and vivid. The book was borne out of a long overdue and personal obligation I felt for the Vietnam veteran and especially for my combat-wounded friends.

 

Publish Date: 10-19-2010 03:19:07
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Bruce GambleA native of Central Pennsylvania, Bruce Gamble graduated from Penn State in 1980 with a degree in Pre-Law. He reported to Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida and earned his wings as a Naval Flight Officer in 1982. Specializing in electronic warfare during the closing years of the Cold War, Lt. Gamble logged nearly 1,000 hours as a navigator in EA-3B Skywarrior jets while completing two deployments aboard aircraft carriers in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Returning to Pensacola in 1985, Lt. Gamble instructed student naval flight officers for two years. Diagnosed with a malignant spinal cord tumor in 1988, he underwent a complicated surgery and was medically retired from the Navy the following year.

Starting over as a wheelchair user, Bruce began serving as a volunteer at the National Naval Aviation Museum. He later worked as a part-time historian for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, collecting oral history interviews and writing numerous articles for Foundation magazine. Eventually he became a freelance writer, earning acclaim for his nonfiction books about World War II.

Bruce has appeared as the featured historian in documentaries produced by the Fox News Channel, the History Channel, and the Military Channel. He is the 2010 recipient of the Admiral Arthur W. Radford award for excellence in naval aviation history and literature, presented by the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. 

Cancer-free for more than twenty years, Bruce lives in Northwest Florida.  Visit his site at http://BruceGamble.com.

 

Publish Date: 07-03-2010 22:08:40
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Millenium NAWBO President On Strength of Pittsburgh Women

Barbara G. Stanbridge was the 2000-2001 National President of  National Association of Women Business Owners.  While we were interviewing at the NAWBO annual Women Business Owners conference she insisted on leaving a message about the strength of Pittsburgh Women.  Thanks Barbara and we have a great role model in our sister Steel City of Detroit.

 

Barbara G. Stanbridge CEO Change HRD

Greater Detroit Chapter.

NAWBO National

President 1999-2000

 

Publish Date: 05-08-2010 18:00:15
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December 13, 2009 - Janice McLean DeLoatch, Award-Winning Cable TV Host of Entrepreneurs Edge TV.... 3rd Annual NAWBO Day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Direct from 3rd Annual NWBO Day
c) Joanne Quinn-Smith 2009
VideographerJordanKummer

Janice McLean DeLoeth, Award-winning Cable TV Host of Entrepreneurs Edge TV and who has been featured on and in CNNfn, Entrepreneur Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Paul Miller Fellow, National Press Foundation, Kiplinger Foundation Fellow, ABMW Award Winner, Entrepreneur Biz Start-Ups Magazine will be at NAWBO Day in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, October 2, 2009 at Radisson Greentree Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 from 8-4 pm.

McLean DeLoatch will be celebrating the NAWBO Pittsburgh Chapter and the women who are driving the economy locally, regionally and nationally.

She will be doing live interviews and letting women entrepreneurs and NAWBO members tell their stories to her TV fans, newsletter readers and websites visitors.

What is NAWBO? What kind of work does NAWBO do? Is NAWBO needed now? What women business owners should you want to know? And more!

McLean DeLoatch will also feature interviews by 2009, Small Business Administration Winner - Joanne Quinn-Smith who won the Media Entrepreneur Award from Small Business Week. She will also seek to bring interviews by Heshie Segal, Wendy Lopez, Anna Reccio Harvey, and more.

You will also have the opportunity to sign up for the Entrepreneurs Edge TV newsletter and get a chance to win Janice McLean Deloatch's new book due out December, 2009.

For more information contact: info@entrepreneursedge.tv, call 433-299-7360 and log onto www.entrepreneursedge.tv or watch video clips of Entrepreneurs Edge at youtube.com and type in entrepreneurs edge in the search engine.

Janice McLean DeLoatch from Entrepreneurs Edge TV will be looking for you at NAWBO Day in Pittsburgh.
Additional info and to register for your interview, limited spots available: http://www.nawbopittsburgh.org/


About Entrepreneurs Edge TV - www.entrepreneursedge.tv)
Entrepreneurs Edge is a monthly, 30-minute studio production that brings the viewers the issues that matter to business most. Host Janice McLean DeLoatch, brings in the experts on a given subject matter such as marketing, brand-building, finance, government contracting, technology, women-owned, minority, veteran owned businesses, healthcare, networking, import-exporting, overseas markets and other topics of importance.

 

Publish Date: 05-08-2010 17:55:36
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This video was done live from American Marketing Association Annual Digital Marketing Conference.

The Pittsburgh chapter holds this event yearly.  The Pittsburgh Chapter has the support of a national organization that provides webinars, publications, conferences, marketing boot camps, membership discounts and a whole lot more! www.amapittsburgh.com

Peter Goldstein, VP Sales & Business Development. Speaker at Pittsburgh's American Marketing Association

Topics that Peter spoke about:

  • Extend your TV advertising to the web
    • Mixpo bridges the gap between TV branding and viewer response by combining the creative of television with the interactivity of the web.
  • Video, interactivity and localization
    • Xspots are online ads that run in standard display inventory, but unlike display ads, they're highly engaging.

Peter Goldstein

Mixpo

1325 4th Ave Suite 1215

Seattle, Washington 98101

206-774-0286

http://mixpo.com

 

Publish Date: 03-23-2010 22:40:30
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Positively Pittsburgh Live Magazine has video tutorials on every page to help you with any questions you may have. 

In today's video, you will learn how to add an image in any article you write on your page.  You can select from images you have previously uploaded, or upload new ones.  You can make the words wrap around your picture and add a border.  You can even click on your picture and then add a link to it.  Every picture you add makes your web page and our Magazine look even better!

 

Publish Date: 03-23-2010 22:40:16
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In today's Positively Pittsburgh Live Magazine Video, we will show you an 8 minute overview video detailing what you can do on our web site.  (To watch this video full size, click here.) There is so much to do, including listening to audios, watching videos, reading articles, searching for businesses, sharing your opinion on the forum, putting events on our calendar and getting great coupons from local businesses.

You can have your own page in Positively Pittsburgh Live Magazine for as little as 55 cents to $1.37 a day. We even give you simplified audio/video/image creation software, so you can create and post as many audios, videos and images as you like onto your page.  And every time you post something new, it rotates to the front page!

So join us today by registering, logging in and then clicking on Purchase Page/Ad on the top blue navigational bar!

 

Publish Date: 03-23-2010 22:39:29
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In today's Positively Pittsburgh Live Magazine Video, we will show you one of the coolest tools you will ever use! 

The Commercial Creation Center lets people who have never created audio, video or images before create ads, logos, audios and videos.   We give it to you with the purchase of a Page in Positively Pittsburgh Live Magazine so you can create multimedia to put on the Magazine (as well as back on your own web site)!  This video gives you a brief overview of what the software can do.  For the full-length video tutorial, click here.

You can have your own page in Positively Pittsburgh Live Magazine for as little as 55 cents to $1.37 a day. We even give you simplified audio/video/image creation software, so you can create and post as many audios, videos and images as you like onto your page.  And every time you post something new, it rotates to the front page!

So join us today by registering, logging in and then clicking on Purchase Page/Ad on the top blue navigational bar!