Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Mom's Guide Applying for Admissions to University of California Campuses

A Mom's Guide Applying for Admission to University of California Campuses (For Gen Z'ers): The Ultimate UC College Application Reference Guide for High Schoolers (and Parents!)

 Do you want to go to UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and other UC campuses but are afraid you’ll be rejected because you know people who didn’t get in? Navigating the UC application process is an overwhelming experience for even the brightest of students. As you (or your teen) start applying for admission to UC, it’s easy to be confused by the whole application process, especially because UC campuses receive over 100,000 freshman applications and you only get ONE chance to apply. We’ve heard the competition and horror stories: so-and-so got a 4.0 GPA, president of our class, and she didn’t get into her UC?!

Here’s what this book offers:
  • Why is it so hard to get into a UC? The truth about your UC GPA
  • Why UC no longer requires SAT/ACT scores-- and other factors they look for instead
  • A bulletproof strategy to filling out the Awards/Honors, ECs section so you can stand out from other applicants
  • Why your activities and how you describe them can make or break your application, and how to approach this section best
  • What UC wants to read in your Personal Insight Questions (PIQs)
  • A better understanding of how UC reviews your application so you can fully optimize your chances... and much more!
This Reference Guide is specifically written for Gen Zers and will give you tips on how to approach the UC application. After reading this book, you will get the confidence to increase your chances of getting into a UC. The November filing deadline is approaching soon so get this book! Discover how to give your teen the best shot at applying to UC (and you don’t need to hire that expensive college counselor too!)

Applying to UC schools (University of California, including UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine etc) has been extremely competitive, especially for fall 2021 when UCLA had an admit rate of 10.7%. It's so competitive and hard to get in. Why? Because there is not enough supply for the demand of admission spots. Based on my research, experience as a UC Admissions Reader, College Counselor and Mom, I wrote a book as a reference guide for students applying. I include tips, how to phrase and describe things on your UC application, what UC looks for in your essays and what to say in your application. This is especially geared toward Gen Z, the generation applying to colleges now. From a mom who got all her kids into UC Berkeley, I wanted to help other students navigate the overwhelming UC application process. The online application opens August 1st.

The application process is open online, and you can only submit it Nov. 1-30 before 11:59pm.

A Mom's Guide Applying for Admission to University of California Campuses on Amazon / Kindle 

Jax, Sheba and Velo Make Lunch


Jax, Sheba and Velo Make Lunch 

Jax, the robot, Sheba the cat, and Velo, the dinosaur, are preparing lunch for Velo’s aunty but realise they don't have enough ingredients. So unless they sort something out, there may be no lunch at all!

This children's story explores how to work as a team and that, sometimes, you have to learn how to deal with the unexpected. 

A short, beautifully illustrated picture book designed for ages two to six.

A fun tale to read alone or with others.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Hiding in Plain Sight


Hiding in Plain Sight:

My Life and Adventures Protecting Celebrities

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT – My Life & Adventures Protecting Celebrities is the true story of how a boy with a firm purpose behind his dreams, overcame many personal obstacles, challenges, sacrifices and injuries to forge a life dedicated to ensuring the safety of others When Tom LeBrun was 5 years old he was like most kids his age, full of energy, dreams and imagination galore. But, unlike other kids, young Tom had a stated purpose. He told his Dad that, one-day, like his hero SUPERMAN, "I want to fly around the world protecting people." This purpose and passion created his journey.

Thomas LeBrun has been active within the Executive Protection industry for over 3 decades. often being the advance agent in the world's most dangerous of cities, Mexico City, Johannesburg So. Africa and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil being a few of them. His consistency in his studies both in the physical and academic world has resulted in clientele in the entertainment, corporate and HNW arenas of the highest caliber. The academic element includes subject matter in Anti-Terrorist studies through ATAB (Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board), Maritime Security as it has to do with Anti-piracy issues and Crisis Risk Management as well as various Executive Protection courses. Thomas LeBrun has received Tactical Hall of Fame accolades as the 1999 and 2005 Executive Protection Specialist of the Year.

"Hiding in Plain Sight" is the story of former champion power lifter, Martial arts Hall of Famer, and one of the worlds renowned experts in Executive Close Protection, Tom LeBrun. Learn how he used savvy and dogged persistence to achieve his dream and become a real life Superman.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Fish Potatoes?


Lilly, a little girl with a head full of curls and a heart of gold, loves to laugh, play, and spend time with her family and friends. But one thing she absolutely, positively doesn’t like is fish.

No matter how hard her parents try, they can’t convince her to even take a bite.
When Aunt Karie gets word of this, she comes up with a creative solution to encourage Lilly to try.

Follow this fun journey as a loving aunt lends a hand to help her niece try something new in the most wonderful and creative way!


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

20 Life Changing Steps to Transform Your Life


20 Life changing steps to transform your life:

The Secret of Success

You can live an extraordinary life without regrets. This book, reveals a proven strategy to change your life by changing your mindset. 20 easy steps to transform your life this will help you create awareness into your natural state and embrace the uniqueness within you that will restore health, happiness, and abundance in everything you do.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Amazing Bees

The Amazing Bees 


"The Amazing Bees is a must read for all children, their parents, teachers and others." - Dr. Renai Jonas

Follow the exciting adventure of Princess Debbee, a honeybee who sets out to save her hive from destruction by thoughtless humans. This engaging story teaches children how their actions impact the environment and provides a powerful female role model to look up to.

With gorgeous full-color illustrations and 10 free coloring pages, your kids will fall in love with Debbee and her adorable crew as you read and re-read her story together.

Entertain. Educate. Empower.
High-Quality Family Entertainment
29 full-color illustrations, 10 bonus coloring pages, and 124 pages of rollicking action designed to provide hours of fun for both kids and adults.

Meaningful Environmental Education
The Amazing Bees puts an adorable face on the small creatures that make life on earth possible to teach the importance of protecting the ecosystem.

Youth and Female Empowerment
Princess Debbee is a strong female role model who inspires kids to take action to do what's right — for themselves and for the planet.
"All in all, this book deserves a score of 4 out of 4 stars. This is because it was original, engaging, beautifully illustrated, and professionally edited."

"In all, it is a brilliant story for the family to enjoy and learn from at home."
"In all, a great educational story."

LoveReading is the original and UK’s biggest and best known book recommendation brand

"This is not just an education about bees—it’s a fun, action-packed fairytale young readers are sure to enjoy." -
Children's Book Review

"The Amazing Bees embraces bigger-picture detail and thinking, providing more content and depth than most other children's books on the subject of bees." Midwest book Review

"From the emotive expressions on the faces of the characters to the stylish shoes Princess Debbee wears throughout the story, kids will be able to wholeheartedly get behind such a relatable and charming story. Effective at raising awareness and engendering a sense of respect for the ecosystem." Indies Today.


Monday, July 26, 2021

Memoirs of an Asian Wife


Memoirs of an Asian wife: 

How an Oriental Bride handles her marriage life

in Western society

Memoirs of an Asian Wife

How an Oriental Bride handles her marriage life in Western Society

Based on a true story about an Asian bride in Europe, "Memoirs of an Asian Wife" is an inspirational book for young women, detailing the accounts of a young Asian woman and her decision of marrying a German.
Described as exposed and honest, troubling yet sweet, the book follows Linh Anh and her struggles in Europe whilst dwelling on unfinished plans and ambitions in her homeland.
In addition, the memories and behaviors of Linh Anh's mother - a Vietnamese woman, thoroughly exploited by the author - express the disingenuous happiness in marriage that a vast majority of Asian women try to cover up and endure.

Read this book, you will/may

  • Find yourself from the story

Because it is written in the form of a memoir, this book is totally easy to read. A love and marriage story is expressed with full emotions. ‘’I love the feelings of being deep into being happy, sad, desperate and then hopeful... together with the characters from the book. Sometimes I feel like I've become the main figure in the story. Maybe because these memoirs are so real’’, a Paperback Fan commented.

  • Visualize, gain experiences, know what to do in such situations

Who should read this book?
The women, who gonna marry to a foreigner or just in a relationship with a Western.
The men, who wanna feel what women think about marriage and love.
The mothers / fathers , who wanna know how their daughters think and cover up her thoughts in desperation.

  • be inspired to keep following your life dreams

To realize a goal, one must be willing to endure difficulties along the road.The main character in the story- Ms Linh Anh has to experience such mess in her life. It's inevitable. The bigger your dream is, the more barriers you got on the way to success.

About The Author
Ngoa Lan is a young Vietnamese-German Author(born in 1987, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam) . She graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Economics in 2009, majoring in International Economics Relations (Vietnam National University), however her passion for writing had been nourished since she was a little girl. In 2012, she published her first book about the self-help process of a young lady with the title ‘’Yesterday’’ and received a lot of praise from Readers and National Media.

However, two months after the book was published , she decided to move to Germany to reunion with her husband whilst dwelling on unfinished plans and ambitions in her homeland. And then she gave her dream to become a successful author up due to a variety of struggles in Europe.

In 2018, she moved back to Vietnam, following upon a government interlinked project of her husband. Home sweet home , she started composing again and the book ’’ Memoirs of an Asian wife’’ eventually came out at the end of 2020.

The Vietnamese Version has been a big success beyond the expectation of the author herself .

In parallel with writing, Ngoa Lan also has been the Board Member of AWFH ( Asian Women and Friends in Hanoi), which focuses on charity activities through a wide range of cultural exchange and lifestyle events among the expat communities in Vietnam. AWFH has been donating mostly its fund to Hopebox(Work-based therapy to empower women who have experienced gender based violence) and Blossom House (Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam).

Ngoa Lan also founded Ngoa Lan Channel ( Facebook/Instagram/ Youtube), aiming to connect Vietnamese Women’s Lifestyle and Friends around the world.

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Click here to get Memoirs of an Asian Wife

Sunday, July 25, 2021

50 Hikes With Kids California


50 Hikes with Kids California 

National Parenting Product Award winner for 2019

California kids live in a magnificent natural playground, and 50 Hikes with Kids Californiahelps them explore its beaches, deserts, mountains, and forests. Scavenger hunts for every hike make it fun for families to learn about the region’s geology, flora, and fauna. For successful adventures with even the youngest trekkers, award-winning author Wendy Gorton includes a detailed map, trustworthy and intuitive directions, a difficulty rating, restroom info, and places to grab a snack nearby for every trip.

Successful Strategies for All Educational Leaders & Administrators


The goal of this book is to help provide all Educational Leaders and Administrators with the following successful strategies:

• Important components of Visionary Leadership
• Key factors to support the implementation of School Improvement Leadership 
• Steps to master the goal of Community Leadership 
• Tips to employ while navigating through Organizational and Systems Leadership
• Concepts to consider in order to sustain Professional Learning and Growth Leadership

The incorporation of these strategies are designed to help all educational leaders and administrators effectively carry out the everyday tasks that are expected of them, and most important- as they strive to build sound and holistic learning organizations that speak to diversity, equity, access, social justice, anti-racist frameworks and inclusion.

It is with great expectation that this book will serve as a helpful guide and a valuable resource to add to your daily conversations, as well as to your personal toolbox of success.

Dr. La Toshia Palmer holds an earned Doctorate of Education and Organizational Leadership, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Brandman University. In addition, she holds a second Master’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley and is registered as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Dr. La Toshia Palmer is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Young Ladies of Virtue and Excellence (iyLove) LLC., and serves as the Small Group Leader of iyLove Praise Dance Academy (PDA).

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Presiddent's Eyes Only

“A great novel. Exciting plot with twists and turns of masterful skill. A real page turner! Get it!”
– Scott McEwen / #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, American Sniper

“A stunning debut novel. Adams’ retro, genre-busting spy novel is one of 2021’s best.”

Encrypted microdots meant for PRESIDENT'S EYES ONLY are stolen and put on a black-market auction block. CIA black-ops agent, Alexander Temple is sent to get it back but is shocked when he learns the staggering secret contained on the microdots. A secret far more devastating than he could have ever imagined, and could change the balance of power in the world forever. Temple’s commitment to duty and mission is tested when he meets a familiar face from his hidden criminal past. His mission is further complicated by professional assassins hired to protect the auction, and a Soviet killing machine stalking him at every turn. Once Temple gets a lead on the stolen microdots, he discovers that a trusted associate is the danger he never saw coming. This book also tells the story of the four main characters; men with very different lives and the twisted journey that brought them to their inevitable confrontation in PRESIDENT'S EYES ONLY.

Click here to get President's Eyes Only on Amazon / Kindle 


Power The Super Dog


Social Impact Artist, Innovator, Author, Business Strategist, and Tennis Star Queen Tizo released a children's book in early 2021 with the goal of promoting love and acceptance towards children with disabilities, and ultimately inclusivity. Since its release, it has proven itself to be popular and well-written based on the reviews received.

Queen Tizo fully utilises her talent as a hip-hop artist by making the story rhyme. Unlike most traditional children's books, Power The Super Dog's rhyme can be rapped and turned into a truly fun experience for children's reading time. The author wants to create a truly memorable reading experience because instilling these lessons of inclusion and acceptance at a young age not only helps with personal development, but also creates a better society.

Against the backdrop of society's current trends of promoting respect towards others' race, religion, political beliefs etc, Queen Tizo hopes to add another dimension on the topic of physical disabilities. She hopes to empower children with disabilities to understand that their disabilities do not define them, while also educating children without disabilities about inclusion and acceptance. Bullying and making others ‘feel different' due to their impairments is a serious issue that must be addressed.

The book's main character, Bella, is a visually impaired girl. The author is adamant about not limiting herself in any capacity in life, and the character Bella has the same mentality. In the book, God has blessed Bella with a very special dog named Power. Power is a service dog that can rap, and has a key role in how Bella experiences life as they work together to navigate the world. While Power The Super Dog is targeted at children between the ages of 3 and 7, the lessons are still valuable for our society's young minds. For parents interested in purchasing the book, Power The Super Dog can be found on Amazon. 

With her unique talents and strong business skills, Queen Tizo has been successful as a tennis star, a musician, a keynote speaker, a business strategist, and, of course, an author. She has a personal website at  Her mission in life is to help other people recognize their own potential and begin living their best possible lives.

Click here to get Power the Super Dog on Amazon  Kindle

Friday, July 23, 2021

You Came From My Heart

Nadia Farooqui Shakil's first book, "You Came From My Heart," is a story of love, triumphs, fears, and most of all, faith. The story encapsulates a mother's journey that begins with infertility issues and takes the reader with her on the road to adoption and how she found her beautiful daughter, Haya. Nadia being a Muslim, wanted to do everything right according to her beliefs and ensure her adoption followed the beautiful Islamic values and conditions to make her daughter her own. You Came From My Heart is a heartwarming and inspirational book for all who have longed to become a parent.


Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Chubby Duck


“Chubby duck chubby duck “
You eat and eat until you’re stuffed!”
Frank featherfeet was a happy little duckling, always looking on the bright side of things. Even with his happy attitude, the hardest thing for Frank seemed to be making friends. When the other ducklings won’t let Frank join their kickball game , how will he learn that he is just as good as everyone else?

The Many Wishes of Fredrick Fish


The Many Wishes of Fredrick Fish 

Fredrick has many wishes, but the World does not believe in him. Little does the World know that there is no telling Fredrick Fish anything about his hopes and wishes.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

In The Death of Night 2.0


In The Death of Night 2.0

In The Death of Night 2.0 is about a cunning, grizzled former C.I.A. Case Officer who devises a devilishly inventive way to successfully force a large Russian Organized Crime Syndicate to use its own Thugs and Hitmen to annihilate both a network of terrorist cells, as well as a number of hostile Foreign Spies.

This Novel takes place in Houston, Texas, and demonstrates a more practical and effective way for the United States to protect vital parts of its industry and Oil refining assets in much the same way that U.S. Naval Intelligence used the old Sicilian Mafia to protect our East Coast shipyards during the Second World War.

It's chock full of action, espionage, Mercenaries, gun battles, erotic ambience and all sorts of exotic, but lesser known Russian made weapon systems whose sheer lethality is astounding.
It is designed to both entertain and inform the reader.

Click here to get In The Death of Night 2.0

on Amazon / Kindle