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Connect With Sara Wiseman’s “Messages from the Divine”

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Sara Wiseman is not only an award-winning author, but she’s been a spiritual teacher for years. Her latest book, Messages from the Divine, acts as a guide, showing us how to open up, and connect with others and the universe around us. The lessons themselves are timeless, and provide solutions for some of the most common questions that we have today, including things like living authentically, being happy with what we have, and more. Wiseman is a beautiful writer, and each chapter is filled with not only advice and wisdom, but hope. Unlike other books on spirituality, Wiseman doesn’t tell you that there’s one and only one way to find a spiritual path – instead, the guidance she offers is universal in…

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What We Still Don’t Know About the MLK Assassination 50 Years Later: Interview with Author Steve Berry

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King. We recently spoke with author Steve Berry about his book The Bishop’s Pawn (Minotaur), what happened at the Lorraine Motel 50 years ago, what we don’t know about the investigation and whether or not history has been kind to the man and the movement.   In this latest Cotton Malone novel, we learn that what we think we know about the assassination of civil rights icon, Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968 may not be what actually happened.  Could it be we’ve been wrong about James Earl Ray being the lone shooter? Berry takes readers on an exploration of this theory, based on his own research…

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Video: Interview with Gary Vikan and Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director

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Sacred and Stolen is the memoir of an art museum director with the courage to reveal what goes on behind the scenes. It lays bare the messy part of museums: looted antiquities, crooked dealers, deluded collectors, duplicitous public officials, fakes, inside thefts, bribery, and failed exhibitions. These back stories, at once shocking and comical, reveal a man with a taste for adventure, an eagerness to fan the flames of excitement, and comfort with the chaos that often ensued. This is also the story of a Minnesota kid who started out as a printer’s devil in his father’s small-town newspaper and ended up as the director of a the Walters, a gem of an art museum in Baltimore. Of his quest…

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Author Cate Holahan: How I Made Two Cinematic Book Trailers, Each For Less Than $500

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In my head, my finished books are already films. The faces of my characters, drawn out in detail over months of writing and editing, are etched into my mind’s eye. When I re-read my novels, these imaginary people perform for me. I can hear the unique rhythms of their speeches, see their facial ticks. Reviewing a key scene is a screening. Yet none of my imagined scenes ever had a chance of making it into a book trailer. Translating even snippets of my cinematic visions into a trailer would have demanded qualified actors, location scouts, permits, directors, producers, editors and a budget many multiples of my advance. Fortunately, the former television producer in me was aware—albeit vaguely—of the costs associated…

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Video: Interview with Diane Saxton and Peregrine Island: A Novel

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The Peregrine family’s lives are turned upside down one summer when so-called “art experts” appear on the doorstep of their Connecticut island home to appraise a favorite heirloom painting. When incriminating papers, as well as other paintings, are discovered behind the artwork in question, the appraisal turns into a full-fledged investigation. Antagonism mounts between grandmother, mother, and child, who begin to suspect one another, as well as the shady newcomers in their midst, of foul play. As the summer progresses and the Peregrines discover facts about their past in the course of the investigation, they learn that people―including them―are not always who they appear to be. But when they uncover the painting’s deepest secret, it gives them the gift of…

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Video: After Dark Interview with Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright and Kayden/Simon (Bayou Heat)

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ENEMY TO LOVER Kayden is obsessed with revenge after his parents disappeared when he was just a cub. Now the gorgeous Hunter has discovered the man responsible for betraying them – Joshua Ford – and it’s time for payback. Beginning with the kidnapping of Joshua’s daughter, Bianca. But last thing he expects is to be confronted with the horrifying realization that Bianca is his mate. Will he put revenge before his chance for eternal happiness? BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sexy male model, Simon refuses to give up his exciting life in New York City to return to the slow heat of the Wildlands. For a decade, many pantera have tried to capture the rogue Diplomat and bring him home, but…

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Video: Interview with BJ Daniels and Into Dust (The Montana Hamiltons)

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The Montana Hamiltons by New York Times bestselling author B.J. Daniels  He’s meant to protect her, but what is this cowboy keeping from her about the danger she’s facing?  As the daughter of a presidential candidate, Cassidy Hamilton left the Montana family ranch to escape notoriety and live her own life. But when someone tries to abduct her off a Houston sidewalk, Cassidy finds protection in the tall, dark and sexy form of cowboy Jack Durand. The gorgeous Texan doesn’t recognize her, wants nothing from her and is determined to keep her safe. Jack hates keeping secrets from the beautiful Cassidy, but he knows more about her kidnapping attempt than he’s admitting. Forced on the run, Jack and Cassidy begin…

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Video: After Dark Interview with Donna Grant and Dragon Fever: A Dark Kings Novella

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A yearning that won’t be denied Rachel Marek is a journalist with a plan. She intends to expose the truth about dragons to the world – and her target is within sight. Nothing matters but getting the truth, especially not the ruggedly handsome, roguishly thrilling Highlander who oozes danger and charm. And when she finds the truth that shatters her faith, she’ll have to trust her heart to the very man who can crush it… A legend in the flesh Suave, dashing Asher is more than just a man. He’s a Dragon King – a being who has roamed this planet since the beginning of time. With everything on the line, Asher must choose to trust an enemy in the…

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Video: Missed It? Watch Interview with Carolyn Carpeneti and Taking Flight: Mastering Executive Function

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What should we do when our children struggle academically? Should we let them fail so they’ll learn from their mistakes and do better next time? Perhaps. But what if they lack the organizational tools to succeed? Carolyn Carpeneti’s son had effectively coped with learning differences through high school and was accepted into the university of his dreams. Only weeks into his freshman year, Carpeneti was stunned to discover that her son was flunking. The problem, it turned out, was not lack of intelligence, interest, or motivation but weak executive function—the ability to plan, organize, manage time, initiate action, and achieve goals, a skill set that often does not develop in the human brain until the late teens and midtwenties. Executive…

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Kate White on the one meeting new bosses shouldn’t have

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There’s a new sheriff in town — and it’s YOU. How do you get off on a the right foot with your new reports? What can you do to make a good impression while also learning what really goes on in your new office? It might surprise you that the very thing most new managers do is the one you should avoid. What is it? Find out below. What helped you when you began a new position? Share in the comments below.

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Fitness-crazed athletes stop the world for Google’s Project Loon

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Your help is needed! Google’s Project Loon (a research and development project to ensure global Internet connectivity by devising a coverage grid comprised of LTE- and WiFi-equipped high-altitude balloons released into the sky) cannot launch unless the entire world comes to a complete standstill for a fraction of a second. Talk about a tall order. To solve this problem, Google enlisted the help of Joe De Sena, and his global community of super-strong Spartans, to perform a worldwide, synchronized Burpee (what was once called a squat-thrust) in order to jolt the Earth to a halt, allowing Google’s Loon balloons to rise in succession. Watch them attempt to defy (or better yet halt) gravity…       *Oh, by the way,…

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VIDEO: Pig hogs spotlight at dog show

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Can we talk for a minute about how adorable, how natural, Lori Stock’s 6-month-old mini-pig Amy looks as she challenges the dogs during obedience trials at the  Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show? Stock says Amy catches on quickly and has been training with the (not-so-big) dogs since puppy training. To quote from one of our favorite animal movies — good pig!  (Lauren Frohne / The Seattle Times) To see Amy in action at the dog show CLICK HERE.  

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Kate White on the two kinds of mentors you should have

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I don’t have to tell you that you need mentors in your career. When polled, almost all career women say they recognize the value of this. I want to share some research reported in the Harvard Business Review. According to a recent study men are more likely to be promoted through a mentor than women are. Why is that? In this video I describe two specific kinds of mentors that you may not be aware that you should have. After you watch it, leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.

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VIDEO: Book dominos

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Library flashback! In 2013 the Seattle Public Library set an unusual world record for the world’s longest book domino chain inside its flagship building. The idea for the book dominos was used to launch its summer reading program, There were 2,131 books, 27 volunteers and 112 slices of pizza were needed to pull this event off.  The books that were used were donated afterwards.

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Even book lovers indulge in a little video play every once in a while — here’s one we love

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When this remake of The Beach Boys’ masterpiece God Only Knows came across our computer screens here at BookTrib HQ we couldn’t wait to share the beautiful rendition with all of our readers. With the help of a few familiar faces, this new spin on a classic celebrates the launch of BBC Music… so sit back, relax, and watch the magic unfold.

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