New line of positivity coloring books targeted at kids

Positively Delighted on Amazon

Positively Delighted on Amazon

Bestselling Author Kelsey Henry

Bestselling Author Kelsey Henry

With all the turmoil of 2020, kids need activities to help them focus on creating a positive mindset and a life full of delight, laughter, and fun.

Prepare yourself for major fun with our affirmation products. From journals to coloring books and more, we’ve got your self-care needs covered!”

— Positively Delighted

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to ChildMind.org, “The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on kids and teens everywhere — especially those who were already dealing with mental health challenges.” That’s why it’s more important than ever to have tools and resources for kids to foster happiness and focus on the good in life and in themselves.

Bestselling author of Growing Up Roadschooled, Kelsey Henry, has a new line of fun coloring books and journals aimed at kids, teens, and anyone young-at-heart.

Her brand Positively Delighted is all about creating a positive mindset and a life full of delight, laughter, and fun! They don’t shy away from negative thoughts, however, they encourage kids to use them to become stronger and more optimistic through the power of positivity.

Self-care is important for kids and adults alike. And this growing line of journals and notebooks has come along just in time.

View them on Amazon here.

ABOUT KELSEY HENRY:

Kelsey Henry is a singer/songwriter, positivity coach, coloring page creator, digital nomad, and host of The Positively Delighted Show podcast. Her passion for positivity and self-esteem began during her unique childhood growing up roadschooled in an RV from ages 11-17.

She is a certified Canfield Success Trainer, Happy For No Reason Trainer, and Laughter Yoga Leader. She uses these programs to help others create a positive mindset and a life of delight, laughter, and fun! You can find her traveling the country and running her business on the road from her converted glamper CR-V.

She loves smiling and is always trying to make her inner roadschooled kid proud.

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Laura Petersen
Copy That Pops LLC
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Can a gender-balanced children’s book be popular? — Yes, this question sadly still has to be asked in 2021

Kid Star Squad - Book 1 Cover

Kid Star Squad – Book 1 Cover

5 Diverse Characters in the Kid Star Squad Series - 3 Female, 2 Male

5 Diverse Characters in the Kid Star Squad Series – 3 Female, 2 Male

One new author’s quest to contribute diversity into popular books for kids.

I hope that my children will never come to the same devastating conclusion that I did”

— Emma Brightly

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, new author Emma Brightly was an avid reader and good student. She wondered why almost every book she was given, both fiction and nonfiction, had white males in the starring roles.

“I guess women and people of color haven’t done enough to be worth writing about,” was the only conclusion her young mind could come up with. She felt heart-broken.

A study by Florida State University confirms that Brightly’s experience was not an anomaly. The gender-bias and overrepresentation of white characters in 20th-century children’s books is nothing short of shocking.

The study of over 6,000 books published from 1900 to 2000 found that:
• Males are central characters in 57 percent of children’s books published per year, while only 31 percent have female central characters.
• No more than 33 percent of children’s books published in any given year contain central characters that are adult women or female animals, but adult men and male animals appear in up to 100 percent of books.
• Male animals are central characters in more than 23 percent of books per year, while female animals are in only 7.5 percent.
• On average, 36.5 percent of books in each year studied include a male in the title, compared to 17.5 percent that include a female.
• Although books published in the 1990s came close to parity for human characters, a significant disparity of nearly 2 to 1 remains for male animal characters versus female.

“The widespread pattern of underrepresentation of females that we find supports the belief that female characters are less important and interesting than male characters,” said Janice McCabe, the lead sociologist for the study.

Flash forward to 2019. The Guardian looked at the most popular picture books published in 2018 and found that the books, “collectively present a white and male-dominated world to children, feature very few BAME (black, Asian, and minority ethnic) characters and have become more biased against girls in the past year.”

Now as 2020 comes to a close and 2021 begins, one wonders if gender-balanced children’s books with strong female and BAME lead characters can make their way to the bestsellers lists.

“Kids need books that reflect the true brilliant diversity of the world they live in and paint an inspiring picture that they can be great leaders and problem-solvers no matter their skin color or gender,” says Brightly who is working on her first series of books for kids ages 7 to 11 years old.

Brightly’s Kid Star Squad series centers around five main characters, three of whom are female and two of whom are male. Each character has a familial origin from a different part of the world — Northern Africa, Southern Africa, South America, North America, and East Asia.

Brightly hopes that the Kid Star Squad series and other books with diverse and interesting characters (by diverse authors) will rise to the top of kids’ must-read lists. Book 1 of the series is currently free to all readers on Amazon.

“I hope that my children will never come to the same devastating conclusion that I did,” adds Brightly who is currently compiling a list of children’s books with diverse characters from diverse authors to share with teachers, parents, and libraries.

To add a book to the list, please reach out.

Emma Brightly
Atlanticus Books
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Cleveland based ATBOSH Media Ltd. Celebrates 2020/2021 Publishing Lineup

Fallen Virtue Book Cover

Sunken Restaurant Cover

Publisher announces new slate of books available for both distribution and licensing/development

CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Operating a small publishing firm during a global pandemic isn’t easy, but Cleveland based ATBOSH Media Ltd. has been churning out a steady stream of content all year long.

In the world of poetry ATBOSH has released: “In the Garden of Old Age” by Nina Gibans, with photography by Abby Star, a series of poems about memory – collected ideas from a rich life with continuous interactions — ideas and people; “The Sunken Restaurant and Other Verse” by Philip Taylor, a light-hearted but incisive collection of comic verse written during the 1980’s; “Yamamba’s Mountains” by Linda C. Ehrlich, inspired by the medieval-period Japanese Noh play Yamamba, and by Ohba Minako’s short story “Smile of a Mountain Witch” which contemporizes the Yamamba legend; and “Encore: A Collection of Verse & Song Poems” a collection of poetry and songs written by Marjorie E. Potter from 1969 to 2009, Marjorie passed away in April 2020.

On the more narrative side of things, Publishers Weekly said of RJ Benson’s “Fallen Virtue (Of Beasts and Buzzards Series Book 1)” that “Benson’s well-crafted story and dynamic relationships make for a promising series opener.” Angels, demons, love, ruin, and musicians in Cincinnati, Ohio, “Fallen Virtue” is a “steamy debut paranormal thriller offers a unique interpretation of angelic lore.”

“The Life of Frederick Maehle from His Memoirs” by Gerda Freedheim is the story of Frederick “Fritz” Maehle who kept a journal from 1913 to 1940. A story of survival of a family devastated and fragmented by World War I, then the Great Depression, and finally WWII.

“No Life But This: A Novel of Emily Warren Roebling” by Diane Vogel Ferri is the story of a remarkable woman who lived from 1843 to 1903, and whose accomplishments would seem unbelievable if they were not true. She was an ardent feminist who was well ahead of her time and served as the liaison and field supervisor for the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

While working on his upcoming text “Discovering Digital Humanity” (coming Summer 2021), author and educator Tom Haymes pulled out all of the stops to write “Learn at Your Own Risk: 9 Strategies for Thriving in a Pandemic and Beyond” to address educational issues during the global pandemic.

Popular Cleveland area cooking instructor Judi Strauss has released “Judi Strauss’ Big Red Cookbook”, comprised of 24 mini cookbooks and is over 600 pages of do-it-yourself culinary goodness.

Upcoming Releases

ATBOSH Media Ltd. is proud to announce an extended agreement to publish and republish the works of Nina Freedlander Gibans. This includes the “yet to be published” poetry books “Coins in the Fountain” and “A Festival of Friends” as well as “Darling Nina, Love Jim” – the collection of love letters from her late husband written from 1954 to 1956. This agreement also includes the reprinting of the poetry books “18 Gardens and their Gardeners” and “And So I Must Imagine” as well as the very important non-fiction references “The Community Arts Council Movement: History, Opinions, Issues” and “Bridges to Understanding Children’s Museums” both long out of print.

Nina’s ever popular “Celebrating the Soul of Cleveland” has been recorded as an audiobook by her grandson and is currently in post-production. “A Bird in the Deep: The True Story of the USS Partridge” has been narrated by the author James Christopher Krouse as an audio book and is also in post-production. Sunk during the Battle of Normandy, the USS Partridge may have inspired Herman Wouk’s World War II novel, The Caine Mutiny.

Old Favorites

Even a publishing company can have their own favorite books.

“Albert: An Autobiography” by Albert Borowitz was written when Al was 13 but published when he was 87 – a light and precocious read.

“Tales from the Locker Room: An Anecdotal Portrait of George Szell and his Cleveland Orchestra” by Lawrence Angell and Bernette Jaffe still delights everyone who reads it.

“Man of the World: Book 1 of The Odyssey Expedition” by Graham Hughes. Graham is the only person to have visited every country in the world without flying. While on his journey he presented the travel series “Graham’s World”, which was commissioned by National Geographic, produced by Lonely Planet, distributed by BBC Worldwide and broadcast in over 50 countries around the world. Book 1 earned him a coveted Kirkus Starred Review (and they named it one of 2018’s best books of the year) and the audio book is narrated with joyful enthusiasm by Graham himself. “Man of the World” is a must read! Graham is currently working on books 2 (and 3).

“The Present Past” by Leonard Ross is a spy thriller set in the 1960s and involves set pieces all over the world. Leonard Ross really viewed himself as the Jewish Ian Fleming and the book is a real page turner!

Agency Press

As an Agency Press, ATBOSH Media Ltd. also serves as the literary agent for both the written work as well as their derivative works including television and film rights for most of the books they publish.

Larger publishing houses interested in publishing or distributing the work or production companies interested in optioning the work should contact Jared Bendis directly at jared@atbosh.com or call 216-288-6349.

Many of the authors are available for interviews and speaking engagements, virtually, of course.

Jared Bendis
ATBOSH Media Ltd.
+1 216-288-6349
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“How To Get Hired Fast” New Teaching Book Launched By Marketing Consultants Group, LLC Author CEO Ronnie Schmidt

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Guildhawk Launches Powerful new multilingual editing software called Text Perfect

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Written content made perfect with Text Perfect and Guildhawk Aided

Text Perfect is a new software from Guildhawk that automatically ensures a tender or other documents produced by multiple authors have one consistent style.

Correcting other people’s work is time consuming. Text Perfect makes companies more productive and it handles multilingual content.”

— Giorgia Romani, Transformation Software, Guildhawk

SHEFFIELD, YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Queen’s Award winning tech led language business Guildhawk has launched a powerful new multilingual editing software called Text Perfect.

It has been created for companies that produce written content that needs to be in a consistent style, flawless and use predetermined words, phrases and terms.

It addresses the problem that correcting other people’s work is time consuming and frustrating. Text Perfect is a new software that automatically ensures a tender or other document produced by multiple authors has one consistent style. The machine learning algorithms are trained to apply rules that guarantee consistency and automatically edit documents in accordance with a company’s approved terminology and corporate style guidelines.

Launched during the global pandemic and featured in Bloomberg news, the software is helping power the fourth Industrial Revolution by boosting productivity and efficiency, one of its unique features is its ability to process content in many languages and translate to and from many languages.

Giorgia Romani
Guildhawk
+44 20 7397 2770
giorgia.romani@guildhawk.com
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Controversial ‘Canaan Land’ Contends for Oscar

Canaan Land Film Poster

Canaan Land Film Poster

Kelly, president of Richard Rossi Fan Club, with the Canaan Land novel

Kelly, president of Richard Rossi Fan Club, with the Canaan Land novel

Canaan Land is releasing for Christmas

Canaan Land is releasing for Christmas

Richard Rossi penned the script “Canaan Land” to expose fake preachers. Televangelists are trying to ban his film

I refuse to let my critics define me or my movie, I will finish Canaan Land and show it to all willing to watch. They help me because they compliment Canaan Land as worthy of being talked about.”

— Richard Rossi

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, December 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Richard Rossi was a maverick minister in Pittsburgh when he discovered televangelists faking miracles for money. He vented his anger with writing. Rossi journeyed from scripture to script, writing “Canaan Land” a novel about a con-man preacher who falls in love with a sincere Christian and repents of fleecing the flock.

After decades of staging the story as a play, and a dream of making it into a movie, “Canaan Land,” directed by Rossi, is an entry in the 2021 Oscars. The drama stars Knight Rider actress-singer Rebecca Holden as Sister Sara and Rossi playing guitar-playing preacher Brother Billy.

The Academy Awards is Hollywood’s most prestigious award. Since 1927, nominees are selected by members of the Academy of Motion Pictures.

“Canaan Land,” though made with volunteers on a shoestring, is on the lips of insiders predicting its David challenging Goliath, giving big-budget films a run for Oscar gold.

Theater closures and release delays made the state of this year’s Oscar race unusual, but the race is on to make the 2020–21 awards season exciting. One of the changes is a rule that allows streaming movies that had planned theatrical releases eligible.

Rossi released “Canaan Land” as a novel that rocked the religious world, exposing fraudulent preachers, and is the basis for the film.

Canaan Land is a modern telling of an “Elmer Gantryesque” story. The plot revolves around Sara’s redeeming Billy, who turned her online ministry into a Tinseltown racket.

The story contrasts Billy’s focus on offerings with Sara’s genuine faith. The intention is to show the authentic by exposing the counterfeit. Rossi said, “Some are upset about my movie for exposing the fake preachers, but the truth shall set us free.”

The novel Canaan Land is available in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook. Proceeds are used to finish the film.

Christianity Today reported that the film’s office received messages of support as well as opposition from groups wanting to stop the film owing to its subject matter.

“Sister Sara is motivated to serve God and people,” Rebecca Holden said. “Billy is more self-motivated. We must keep our eyes on God and have discernment in choosing spiritual leaders.”

Richard Rossi’s filmography includes a film about evangelist Sister Aimee and Baseball’s Last Hero, about baseball superstar Roberto Clemente.

“Canaan Land” is set for a release by year-end in time to qualify for awards.

Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4ICWE6Yogs

Film Website: https://www.canaanlandmovie.com

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Writer-Director Richard Rossi
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