Friday, October 12, 2018

Presenting an Audio Excerpt from the Book: "Dancer & Other Tattered Threads of PTSD Lives"

Dancer & Other Tattered Threads of PTSD Lives: After the Wars —Revisited by T. Patrick Devlin contain three short stories about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Each story, "Dad's TV," "Dancer," and "Roadkill" give a different perspective of the chalenges of PTSD for veterans and those who care about them.

Now, listen to an excerpt from the book: 




Go HERE to read a review of DANCER & OTHER TATTERED THREADS OF PTSD LIVES: AFTER THE WARS—REVISITED.  

Go HERE to visit the book's webpage.





Listen to the podcast and receive a refund check for 20% off the orignal price of the book ordered! 

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

MANA Owner Dr. Fairy C. Hayes-Scott Honored as 2018 Influential Woman of the Year


Dr. Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, owner of Robbie Dean Press and its subsidiary, MarketingNewAuthors.com, has been named 2018 Influential Woman of the Year by the Mott Community College (MCC) Chapter of the American Associate for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC). The AAWCC values, promotes, and works for the advancement of women educators and students at community colleges.

Dr. Hayes-Scott, a Professor of English Composition and Literature at MCC, was honored for her dedication to teaching and helping her students develop a love for writing. Her students affectionately call her “Dr C.”

In 2015, Dr. Hayes-Scott, published Community College Students’ Literary Collage, a compilation of short stories, poetry and plays by MCC students. Community College Students’ Literary Collage was the first book professionally published by MCC students in which some of the funds earned by this work go to the MCC’s Humanities Division. 

Listen to an Audio Clip of the Book: "GRANDDADDY" by MANA Author Cavis Adams


GRANDDADDY tells the story of a young, African American couple that leaves the South during racial civil unrest and moves North. After experiencing disillusionment up North, the couple decides to send their young son back to the South to spend a summer with his grandfather. The time with his grandfather changes his life, and the grandfather's life as well. 

Now, enjoy an excerpt from:

GRANDDADDY by Cavis Adams



Go HERE to read a Q-and-A on the our blog with Cavis Adams, author of GRANDDADDY

Visit the book's webpage: http://marketingnewauthors.biz/grandaddy/




Listen to the podcast and receive a refund check for 20% off the orignal price of the book!

Email MANA at: info@marketingnewauthors.com and tell us that you heard the podcast and receive the discount!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Becoming Me Again: A Workbook for Sexually-Abused Kids and Teens

Sexual abuse of children is a much publicized phenomenon of our time. It can happen to kids and teenagers at any time and any place: A doctor's office, a church, and even in their own home.

If you know anyone who has experienced this challenge, Becoming Me Again: A Workbook for Sexually Abused Kids and Teens, by Dr. Sharon Ridella-Mehlos, can help. This work is not a lengthy scribe of theory. This is a must-use book for parents, family agencies, therapists, children, and teenagers. 

Some teenagers are speaking out about being sexually abused. Unfortunately, some still find it difficult to speak about this painful experience. For those who have yet to find their voice, their negative experiences may influence the way they experience life as adults. 

According to Dr. Ridella-Mehlos, a clinical psychologist, in every classroom are secrets of abuse, even though there may not be any evidence of victimization. Abuse also goes on behind closed doors of a home, making what should be a safe place, a place of dread and fear. So, it is not uncommon for many kids and teenagers to suffer in silence. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

What's Your Excuse For Not Achieving Your Goal?

Do you have a dream or desire that you want to accomplish? 

Do you want to write a book? 

Travel to another country? 

Go back to school to get a degree? 

If so, how are you moving forward to accomplish your goal?

Achieving a goal takes a lot of planning and hard work. However, the hardest thing you may have to do is to change your way of thinking. If you do not have a winning mindset, if all you’re use to is failure, it may take you longer to see your dream come true.

Your current mindset plays a very big role in the direction you take and whether you succeed or fail. 

So, you have to ask yourself: "Am I really ready to do whatever it takes to see my desires become reality? Or am I going to make excuses to stop my progress?"

What’s Your Excuse?

It’s a lot easier to come up with an excuse instead of pushing forward to get things done. Do any of these excuses sound familiar to you?:

• “I don’t have the money to launch something new.”
• “I can’t give up a regular paycheck.”
• "I tried this before and failed.”
• “I’m not smart enough.”
• “My family and friends won’t understand what I’m doing.”
• “I can’t do that.”
• “I’m too young.”

These excuses—and well as others you may come up with—place the blame on someone or something else other than yourself so that you do not feel bad about taking action. 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Attention Baby Boomers and Seniors: Now is Your Time to Publish Your Book!

Have you ever thought about writing a book but were too afraid to take a chance on doing it because you are over 50? 

You may have thought about the great feeling you would have to finally see your name on the front cover a book. Your family and friends may have encouraged to publish your manuscript, but something keeps holding you back. 

You Are Never Too Old to Publish a Book

Many authors decided to "take the plunge" and become a writer after 50. For instance:


  • Raymond Chandler was 51 years old when he published, The Big Sleep, which featured private investigator, Philip Marlowe. The main character was later played by Humphrey Bogart in the movie version of the book.
  • Frank McCourt was 66 when he published his memoir, Angela's Ashes. The book went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.

Even if you decide to move forward and complete your manuscript, the next hurdle is getting it published. This is where MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) comes in. 

MANA's Special Offer for Baby Boomers and Seniors 

MANA has a unique offer,  Baby Boomers/Seniors Sliding Black Friday Sale that lasts for 83 days! 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

A Humble Tribute to The Queen of Soul




The Great Musician in the Sky has been very kind to humanity in so many ways. One of the significant ways is He has graced this world with a "Natural Woman," Ms. Aretha Franklin, referred to by many as the "Queen of Soul." 

Now, with her transition from this earth to the Musician's home, her passing has made many "Think" of the beautiful songs, the musical poetry she has shared for so many years. 

Her poetry has brought comfort when many of us felt down and celebrated with us when we were experiencing some pique of success. 

Her voice bubbled in our spirits and helped us and reminded us to "Respect" ourselves and others, no matter the mood. 

So, now, St. Peter can say to those in Heaven, "People Get Ready" because another singing "Angel" is coming. 

And as a final tribute, many of us on earth can "Say A Little Prayer" of gratitude for all the poetry in song Ms. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has shared.

—Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, Ph.D., the Owner/Publisher of MarketingNewAuthors.com




Friday, August 17, 2018

Introducing Jewelry Designer Kayla Laird, of Queen Netzo Jewelry

Editor's Note: MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) would like to introduce jewelry designer, Ms. Kayla Laird, of Queen Netzo Jewelry. 

Ms. Laird's jewelry is part of MANA's "Gems for the Body and Soul," a unique gift set of customized jewelry and a book from MANA's website. Click HERE to see just a few of Ms. Laird's many jewelry designs. 

Ms. Laird's jewelry is also featured on the "MANA Businesswomen's Pages—Shop Here" where you will see some of the jewelry she customizes for her customers. Read the Q&A below to learn more about Ms. Laird and how to contact her if you are interested in purchasing customized jewelry.

Kayla Laird
MANA: Tell us about your background as a jewelry designer. How did you get started designing jewelry?

Kayla Laird (KL): With the help of my Aunt Myra, I started making jewelry at age of 9. Whenever I would visit my grandparents’ house, she would always be making a new necklace, bracelet, or earrings of some sort. She taught me all the basic techniques I needed to know. 

MANA: How do you create your designs? Do you receive some type of inspiration prior to creating them?
KL: I create my designs by incorporating my own personal style and a mix of inspiration. I do research to find out what the latest trends and fashions are. In addition, I also follow up with the customer to find out what exactly she or he wants. 

MANA: Are there any special skills you have to have to be a jewelry designer?
KL: The special skills you have to have to be a jewelry designer would be to have an eye for detail, artistic ability, patience, concentration, and 3D visualization skills.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Female Authors: Let MANA Display Your Book at Women's Writers/Authors Conference



Are you a female author? Would you like a chance to have MarketingNewAuthors (MANA) display your book at a conference for female writers, authors, editors, publishers, and readers? 

Then contact MANA for information on exhibiting your book at the 2018 Women who Write Authors and Vendor Expo presented by the Hook A Sista Up Collaborative

The Expo will be held on Saturday, October 6, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Grand Rapids, MI. 

Since this is an event for published and aspiring female authors, MANA is making a special offer for authors who want their books displayed at the tables of MANA and Robbie Dean Press, the parent company of MANA. 

The reasonable fee for MANA to exhibit your book is $50 per book (a limit of 2 books). Space availability is limited. 

Deadline to submit your check or money order to MANA is September 15, 2018. 

For more information, email MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com.