IN MEMORIAM 2020 Official Video

IN MEMORIAM 2020
Official Video
Woven together with the magic of
“This Moment In Time”

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — #2020 #memoriam #lost

This video is dedicated to everybody who lost a loved one in 2020. Joel Diamond, multi-platinum record producer & 2x Grammy nominee, chose this iconic song “This Moment In Time”, because of its meaningful lyric and heart tugging melody. It was also Diamond who produced the original #1 recording by Engelbert Humperdinck of “This Moment In Time”, arranged by Ron Frangipane. “This Moment In Time” was written by the same two writers, Alan Bernstein & Ritchie Adams, who wrote Engelbert’s smash hit “After The Lovin’, which Joel Diamond also produced.

Let’s look back and remember some of the familiar names we lost in 2020.

For further information on the use of this song or recording,

contact: Joel Diamond @ Silver Blue Productions, Ltd.
Phone – 818 980 9588
Email – JDiamond20@aol.com
Web – www.JoelDiamond.com

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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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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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Teen Author’s 2nd Book Debuts as a #1 Release on Amazon, Collaborates With wikiHow

MORGAN HILL, CA, UNITED STATES, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With her mission to raise awareness of school bullying nationwide, teen author Riyani Patel, age 16 from the San Francisco Bay Area, launched her 2nd book The “Terrible” Bullies…

Woman Who Was Told by Doctors “Nutrition Doesn’t Matter” Wrote a Book to Prove Them Wrong

Hitting #1 Bestselling Book in Holistic Medicine on Amazon

Hitting #1 Bestselling Book in Holistic Medicine on Amazon

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The Food Heals Podcast

Allison Melody -- Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, Filmmaker

Allison Melody — Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, Filmmaker

Food Heals will change everything you think you know about health.”

— Kerry Kasem, TV Personality

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Witnessing both her mother and father – in short succession – lose their lives to cancer, Allison Melody endured significant trauma in her 20’s.

Why did their bodies fail them? Why did the doctors have no answers?

After being told by the oncologist who treated both her mother and father that “nutrition doesn’t matter,” she went on a mission to find the truth.

She vowed to honor her parents’ memory by dedicating her life to finding a way to heal the body naturally. What she discovered was that people across the globe with various types of chronic, debilitating, and so-called “terminal diseases” were reversing their conditions holistically.

After interviewing over 300 people for her film, Powered By Plants, and her podcast, Food Heals, Allison learned that by detoxing our bodies and our lives, by adding in healing nutritional food, supplements, and alternative medicine practices (sprinkled with a little self-love), the body could go back to homeostasis – perfect balance. She now firmly believes that the body has the ability to heal itself – when given the tools it needs to do so.

And that’s when the book was born. Food Heals: Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Stories to Nourish Your Soul and Transform Your Health is an anthology featuring stories from survivors including John Salley, Sophie Uliano, Hal Elrod, Leslie Durso, Sahara Rose, Jason Wrobel, Whitney Lauritsen, Joe Cross, Chris Wark, and more, who took a holistic approach to healing themselves mind, body, and spirit.

Each chapter is a story of healing that inspires readers to stop outsourcing their health and instead to take their health into their own hands.

In Chapter 3, you’ll learn how Dr. Stephen Cabral healed from a multitude of diseases and auto-immune conditions using Functional Medicine.

In Chapter 26, find out how Evita Ramparte reversed ovarian cancer with juicing, a plant-based diet, and emotional healing.

In Chapter 31, read about how Amie Valpone went from being given 24 hours to live to completely transforming her life and becoming the #1 Bestselling Author of Eating Clean.

Elissa Goodman, author of Cancer Hacks says, “If you are looking to thrive in your life, not simply survive, you will find Food Heals to be a great source of inspiration!”

New York Times Bestselling Author Kathy Freston says Food Heals is “an excellent guide to healing your body, mind, and soul.”

TV Personality Kerri Kasem says, “Food Heals will change everything you think you know about health.”

About Allison:

Allison Melody is an eco-entrepreneur with a passion for film, fitness, and food. As a Podcast Host, Film Producer, Author & International Speaker, Allison’s mission is to inspire people to the body’s incredible ability to heal itself when given the tools it needs to do so.

Allison is the Host of The Food Heals Podcast. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” Food Heals brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health, and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

As a filmmaker for the past fifteen years, Allison has directed and produced documentary films, PSA’s, commercials, and music videos on the topics of social justice, human rights, and public health. In 2019, her documentary Powered By Plants debuted at The French Riviera Fest in Cannes, France.

As a sought-after international speaker, Allison has presented at events and conferences including The Cannes Film Festival, Vaynermedia, Podcast Movement, NAB Show, Growth Now Movement Live, The New Media Summit, High Vibe Live, The Sundance Film Festival, We Are Podcast Australia, Podfest Expo, She Podcasts, Release What Weighs You Down, The Podcast Cruise, Transformed Live, and more.

Additionally, Allison consults with small businesses and brands to help successful wellness entrepreneurs build wellness empires and create more impact, influence, and income in their business.

You can get her brand new book, Food Heals: Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Stories to Nourish Your Soul and Transform Your Health on Amazon.

Learn more at FoodHealsNation.com and connect with Allison at Instagram.com/AllisonMelodyTV.

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Small But Mighty: How Richard Rossi’s Canaan Land Grew From Small Film to 2021 Oscar Consideration

Canaan Land Movie Poster

Canaan Land Movie Poster

Richard Rossi's Canaan Land

Richard Rossi’s Canaan Land

2021 Oscar Entry, Canaan Land

2021 Oscar Entry, Canaan Land

Based on Richard Rossi’s Hit Novel, ‘Canaan Land’ Is an Instant Classic Religious Film For Everyone

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Every now and then a film comes along that changes everything. Religious films are often stigmatized as only appropriate for a particular demographic, but a current 2021 Oscar entry is taking what is typically thought of religious films, and flipping it on its head. Based on Richard Rossi’s hit novel, Canaan Land is a feature dramatic film about a consummate charismatic con man who takes advantage of those with genuine faith. The film dramatizes the types of counterfeit tactics used by some popular televangelists today, shedding light on the truth.

Written and directed by Eternal Grace’s president, Richard Rossi, Canaan Land is a 21st Century telling of the archetypal Elmer Gantryesque story. The story follows the journey of Brother Billy (Richard Rossi), a deceitful con man who preys on the faith of congregations, and Sister Sara (Rebecca Holden), a female evangelist and singer who is indeed a sincere Christian. Contrasting the two characters brings to light the apparent differences between genuine faith, and “faith for a show” or ulterior motives designed to deceive.

The lost preacher has a true “come to Jesus moment”, as he falls for Sister Sara, realizing that his con is no longer a game, and there is much more at stake. Exploring themes of deceit, love, faith, and redemption; Canaan Land inspires each viewer to take note of the real purpose of their life and their faith.

Featuring celebrity cameos such as Lynda Carter, Cindy Williams, Sally Kirkland, Dead Kennedys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many more, Canaan Land is praised for being “a religious film for the rest of us”.

Through Richard Rossi’s brilliant leadership and direction, Canaan Land is truly breaking the stigma that religious films cannot be entertaining for a secular crowd, while still pursuing religious messaging.

Through proof of concept, dedication to the craft, and unwavering commitment to bridging the gap between religious and secular audiences; Richard Rossi’s purpose-driven vision has come to fruition with the end-of-year release of Canaan Land. The film was exhibited for a week of drive-in screenings in Los Angeles and Miami and will be streaming in multiple platforms within two weeks.

Voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures for Oscar nominations are eligible to see Canaan Land free through an unlisted video link. Email a picture of your Academy I.D. to richardrossilive@gmail.com to receive the film link for your consideration for Best Picture, Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress (Rebecca Holden), Best Actor (Richard Rossi), Supporting Actor (Isaac Bar-jonah), Best Supporting Actress (Jozy Pollock, Rosetta Walker), and Best Song (A Much Much Greater Love, Vagabond, Canaan Land and Street Preachin’ Man).

To learn more about Richard Rossi and Canaan Land, please visit: https://www.canaanlandmovie.com/

About Eternal Grace

Eternal Grace is a non-profit ministry making movies with a message of faith and hope since its founding in 1986. Based in Hollywood, California, Eternal Grace is dedicated to supporting a collective community of artists, actors, filmmakers, and writers with the same purpose-driven vision. Primarily focusing on the genre of the dramatic film, Eternal Grace has released hit pictures such as Baseball’s Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories, Sister Aimee, and their most recent film, Canaan Land. Based on Eternal Grace’s President Richard Rossi’s hit novel, Canaan Land is a feature film currently entered into the 2021 Oscar Nominations for Best Film, and widely praised for its unique approach to shedding light on corrupt televangelists in the religious community.

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

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VMH Publishing Accelerates Growth with Expansion to Second Office in Los Angeles County, California

VMH Publishing Expands to Offer Literary Services to Authors
Vikki Jones, Publisher

A second office expansion enables VMH Publishing to offer book publishing, and volume book printing to additional communities.
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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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