While this isn't exactly what I do now it is the base for my everyday task list. I modified this below to add things like water intake but it is still 90% of what makes me productive. One of the biggest mistakes when starting this system was I put more than 10 things on my to-do list. Don't do that. You may think that doing 10 things in a day makes you productive but I would rather focus on 2-4 things and do them right.
It's been a while since I updated the blog. I can't let that happen anymore, now that I have a new system.
Over the last couple weeks I have been experiencing a change with the way I write. I started using a voice recorder, and Dragon dictate software to transcribe the text. The results are mixed, but they seem to get better with time and training.
I joined a couple Facebook groups where they talk about dictating with using Dragon and using voice recorders. Using the voice recorder with Dragon is a bit tricky especially if using the Mac version to transcribe your text.
The Mac version of Dragon Dictate isn't as good as the Windows version. Last time I drove across the country, I listened to a lot of podcasts. One was the Author Biz podcast that is hosted by Stephen Campbell and it had in-depth listen with Scott Baker.
Scott Baker has writing books down to a science using Dragon. It was a really eye-opening podcast for me, it made me realize that I can talk a lot faster than I can type. This has put my writing back on track. What used to be an afterthought, is now turning into a full-fledged book writing experience.
For years I wanted to write a book about all the people that I've met in the subway while I was working there. I met some pretty interesting characters as you can imagine. When I started back in 1988 I basically had the worst subway stations to work in since I was a junior guy and of course that led to the most craziest people you can ever imagine.
I'm writing a book right now which is going to be a series call “Six feet on the Brooklyn”. The book is probably going to be about 10 to 12 books long in a series from what I can see. The Beatles put out 12 albums, so I will put out 12 books. It should be a fun journey! Go like the Facebook page to keep updated.
Each book will be about 50,000 words and will probably be on a timeline from 1988 and on. I am about 15,000 words into the first book right now and the plan is that 1000-2000 words a day. So that means every six day weeks will be another book, because you have to leave time for editing. A few weeks ago I went into New York City and took some pictures of subway stations that will eventually be my book covers.
Finding the right book cover artist is hard but since I already have the pictures, and I know what I want it should be pretty easy.
It is also part of my plan for 2017 to get a little bit more diverse of when it comes to income. Writing books is just to be part of it going forward.
Another thing I've been expanding into his T-shirts using Amazon Merch. It's pretty cool to take a photo, and put it on a design and then be able to sell it on Amazon. The cool thing about this program as they do all the printing and the shipping all you have to do is make the design and make it once. I've been listening to a few podcasts, and joined a few Facebook groups on the subject.
I am also going to have a podcast in the near future. I've been putting it off too long. The problem I have is what the main focus of the podcast is going to be is going to be! Affiliate marketing, social media, writing books, Amazon merch, the list is endless. The other day I was interviewed on Shawn Collins This is affiliate marketing podcast and it really got my juices flowing and to start podcasting again.
After reading the headline you may have thought “Has Vinny finally lost his mind?” Let me explain a little bit how I use Evernote to keep Debbie happy.
A few months back I was at a store and I saw a red velvet cake and said to myself I should get that for Debbie so I did. I was proud of myself that I remembered this because she had ordered it a few weeks earlier when we went out to eat with her daughter Liz. I couldn't wait to get home with it. Well I was in for a shock when I arrived home.
I walked in the house and made Debbie come into the kitchen to show her what I brought her. I opened the bag and pulled out the red velvet cake and the look on her face said it all. Turns out Debbie hates red velvet cake. Vinny went from hero to doghouse in seconds.
For a few minutes I was wondering was it a former girlfriend that like red velvet cake? Turns out I had remembered it was Debbie's daughter Liz ordered the red velvet cake and loved it. She had ordered it a few weeks before at a restaurant we were at so that is why it was fresh in my head.
This is how I started what I call my “Debbie List” I made a list in Evernote that I put in that Deb hates red velvet cake. I asked Deb what type of cake I should get next time? Of course being in the doghouse I got a snarl but eventually she told me. I put the answer in the Debbie list. At first this was just a reminder system for me but I have turned it into my happy list.
Over the next month any time I was at a store or fast food restaurant I asked Deb what she wanted then made a detailed note in my Evernote. At first Deb had no idea but I soon realized that was kind of creepy plus she could add to my list voluntary.
In casual conversation I asked her what size clothes she wears, her favorite flower, etc
She loves it as much as me. She will often tell me to add this or that into Evernote.
I can go to McDonald's and just bring home her favorite without even telling her I was stopping. Can stop at Victora secrets and pick up something I like in her size, and bring her flowers also. All without her knowing what I am doing.
As I add more and more stuff life has gotten so much better. Start your list, get your spouse involved, have them make a list on your favorite things. You can make it into a fun game.
- Favorite flower
- Favorite wine
- Favorite color
- Clothes size – get specific shoes – shirts, etc
- Favorite food
- Go to Stabucks drink
Sometimes a reminder isn't good enough though. In the case of Deb's favorite wine I know she likes moscato by a certain brand. Even though I have it written down I also have a picture of the label saved in Evernote so I make sure I get the right one every time.
I also make notes when we go out to eat when a meal was really good or bad. A few weeks after the meal I can suggest we go to a place and remind her about the great meal and mention what it was. Makes date night so much better.
These are just some suggestions. Along with this list I also have a section on the bottom of my list things she hates. Just not bringing these things home has improved my out of the doghouse odds immensely.
Go pick up Evernote today and save yourself a headache and keep yourself out of the doghouse.
A few weeks ago we took a little vacation, ok a longer than expected vacation. For me a vacation is getting away for 2 or 3 days but Debbie likes longer vacations which as long as I have a computer handy is fine with me.
We headed up towards the mountains in Sedona Arizona which is really beautiful with trees and mountains and I really like it there. After the 3rd or 4th day I was ready to get back to work. The freedom of a few days off really did wonders for me. I had 25 new ideas of things I wanted to do.
Something I did though really made me think about things. I hiked up to the top of Cathedral Rock. This overweight city boy and any sort of hiking do not go hand and hand to say the least. While it wasn't exactly mountain climbing it was a tough hike that took me over an hour and a half to get to the top. They have a little trail and this was the easiest part.
The views were amazing! Half of the trip I hiked with a wedding photographer from LA who kept wishing he could do a bridal shoot up on top of the mountain. He was out of shape like me so it was a battle to see if we could both make it. The video is a little rough since I tripped over a cactus while filming but you can see the view from both sides really well if you watch the whole thing.
While hiking the mountain I had a question in the back of my mind the whole time. “How was I going to get down?” Instead of listening to the little voice in my head telling me to stop I kept going. Today I am so glad I did otherwise I would be beating myself up for not going to the top.
Taking the hard road doesn't always work but you never know until you step out of your comfort zone and try something new.
The other day I was riding my bike to the store when I turned the corner and there was a kid standing there with a sign. The sign wasn't well written for me to see as it was in pencil and it was a sunny day. I was on the other side of the street so I couldn't stop without darting into traffic. On my way back I purposely went back on that side of the street to see what the sign said.
As I approached I still couldn't see the sign so I yelled to the kid. “What does your sign say?” He ran towards me like I was the first person to stop and take an interest.
He says “I am selling Crystals!” With that I see a little table set up in the driveway of next house with a few kids sitting around a bunch of rocks. I pull up to the table wondering where these kids parents are since I think they are a little young to be by themselves.
I ask the kid how much and he had them set up in rows of 25 cents, 50 cents or 75 cents, as he is pointing to the “Crystals” which are really rocks from his front yard. I tell him to pick out the prettiest ones because my girlfriend likes “Crystals”. All of a sudden I have 3 kids picking and choosing the best ones to sell me. They pick out 3 of the 25 cent ones. I whip out a dollar and tell them I will take 4 since they are so helpful.
You would of thought I gave them a million dollars! They all had huge smiles on their face. I could tell I was their first sale and probably their only sale. I tell the kid with the sign that he needs a better one. I almost fell over when he told me “We don't have the resources to go to Staples”.
If you see kids selling rocks or lemonade or whatever give them a little boost. For all we know that kid will be the next president of a rock mine or the president of Staples.
I came home and gave Debbie the rocks and told her the story. The look on her face was priceless when I came in announcing I bought something for her and took rocks out of my pocket.
Can't tell you how much it means to me that the last tweet that Rexanne did was a retweet of something I posted. This Tweet is exactly a year old today.
Affiliate Summit and Shareasale ThinkTank – vinnyohare.com/affiliate-summ…
— Rexanne Mancini (@Rexanne) May 21, 2012
She was such a lovely woman that made everyone around them a better person. I would like to think that she is in a better place laughing that she was mentioned in this post. Although it has been almost a year since we lost Rexanne it is amazing how many times she pops up online. I get a reminder of her almost every two to three weeks or so. One of her email accounts was hacked and it sends email every once in a while. I smile every time I get a spam email from Rexanne. I think it is her way telling me to get off the computer and go out and have fun.
She also makes appearances on Facebook when I go to invite people to like a page or something since she is still in my friends list. She will also pop up on sponsored stories if she had liked a page in the past. Once again it makes me smile. I am sure I am not the only one of her friends that this happens to.
Thanks Rexanne for making me smile more often, Miss you!
It has been about a month since Hurricane Sandy decided to flood our town of Broad Channel and all our neighbors houses.
As you can imagine the emotions we have had are all over the place. With these emotions in play you have to make decisions about rebuilding, if you want to rebuild and other stuff.
While I have been tearing apart the house for the last month or so it only feels like 3 or 4 days since the Hurricane came. Luckily for us we had a plan in place to go to the next door neighbors house if the flooding got bad. Our neighbor has a second story house and while his first floor was destroyed with water his second story provided us shelter in some crazy weather.
I am sure the details of what happened during the storm will come out better when we do a podcast on this as I have probably times and dates mixed up.
I have to say that the little town we live in really got a lot closer and I never thought that would be possible as everyone knows everyone. There is only about 1000 homes on our island and I have been in my house for 44 years. I have neighbors that are here much longer than me.
Everyone was in the same boat when it came to this storm. We all had no power, nothing to eat and an uncertain feeling about the morning tide that could bring a second flooding.
We decided to wait until we had to leave before we actually made the move. The space between the neighbors house and our house is connected by a back deck that is a few feet higher than the sidewalk. We watched the water come up over the sidewalk and with almost 2 hours until high tide we knew we were in trouble.
While our house isn't up high on a foundation it never gets water from the tide. Well I shouldn't say never, it got an inch of water during the no name nor'easter in 1992 I think. Since we evacuated to my brothers house in Syracuse for hurricane Irene last year and didn't get any water we figured we would wait this storm out. My mistake!
There were signs that we should have left. The weather channels Jim Cantores face when the mayor decided not to evacuate should have been a sign. When I saw mr Wilsen who has been in my town for his whole life say he was leaving while being interviewed before the storm on the tv by Channel 11 news I should have said let's leave.
By this time it was too late, where could we go? The hotels were already filled and they would be in the same boat as us with no power. This storm was so big that unless you got a full day head start you would still be in the path.
Trying to find a place that could take us and our cats seemed to be an impossible thing. Our only resort was to take shelter in the neighbors house on the second floor.
As the tide was coming up I felt sad that there was water in the house, then I felt glad we were safe. The emotions were all over the place but knowing we were safe was the main thing. As the tide came up we could yell across to the neighbors houses and exchange a “We are alright” with each other.
The next few hours I was on my iPad which was connected to Debbie's iPad and able to get online. I was posting pictures of the water coming in and since there was nothing else to do we took some videos.
Then it got real in a hurry! The water was coming from the east side. I have never seen this before. The ice machine from the deli on the corner went by as if it was a toy. The machine had to weigh over 500 pounds. Soon after that an empty boat came by so fast it could have pulled a water skier.
The winds were picking up and we were waiting to lose power. From our second floor we could see that something was burning over in the Rockaways but we couldn't tell what it was. Later on we would find out it was the town of Breezy Point. Whatever we had going on here I knew it was much worse where those fires were.
I snapped a few pictures but I let Debbie do most of the picture taking. For some reason I just didn't feel like taking pictures. I was too busy thinking about what was happening in our house next door and worried if the house we were in was strong enough to handle the winds that must have been over 100 mph. It was by far the strongest winds I have ever seen.
The light show that the telephone poles were giving off were scary. They would light up for a minute or so and then burn out. I was sure there were downed wires in the water in front of our house.
Our neighbor Joe was busy trying to get our attention letting us know that he thought the house we were in was catching fire. After scrambling through the house we realized it was the wires leading to the house next door to use were arching and smoking. Nothing like throwing throwing fire into the mix of all that was going on.
The rest of the night was filled with watching the wind and updating Facebook which for some reason was still working until the water started to go down. We were amazed that they didn't cut the power. With the stuff burning all over the city everyone in town was thinking the same thing the next few days.
I was wondering about how many people they would find dead in their houses. Our town is filled with older people that have been through every type of storm and most have always stayed. Most live in single story houses like us and wouldn't have a place to escape to until it was too late. Luckily this didn't come to pass as no one perished in the flood from our town.
I started to think about where my family was. I knew my mom was on the 3rd floor of a neighbors house and she was ok because we spoke on the cell phone a few times. I knew my brother joe and his family were at the firehouse which has a second level so I knew they were ok. Brother Eddie was going to a hotel out of town so I knew his family was ok. My brother Danny was the only one I didn't know about but being he is the fire chief and was probably out working his ass off during the storm and he would be ok.
With the water receding my focus came to getting some much needed sleep. We knew that there was going to be a high morning tide and we needed to be awake for that. Since the wind was still strong I didn't have the feeling to go outside or into our house to see the damage. In the back of my mind I guess I didn't want to see it.
I am not sure if I will be adding to this or not. I can see me doing a day by day post covering the first few days.
To raise awareness I usually change my site colors to pink for the month of October. Although it makes some of my sites look crazy as pink isn't part of the over all color scheme it is the least I can do to raise awareness.
This year I am also walking in the Avon walk for a cure for breast cancer in my hometown of New York City. I will be walking 39 miles over 2 days through the streets of NYC. You can make a donation to the Avon Walk for Breast cancer here.
Here is a short video which gives you all the reasons why I am walking with the affiliate marketers give back team.
Well I gave it a gallant effort of 30 blog post in 30 days but Life got in the way on day 20. I picked up some sort of flu and was sick so I couldn't go on posting. Actually doing a blog post was the last thing on my mind as you can imagine. Guess it was God's way of saying “I don't think so Vinny!”
While I am better now after not being able to eat for 2 days, I have compiled enough stats from 20 straight days of posting to get a good handle on what I would have seen if I had posted for 30 days. That blog post will be the next one. I can tell you that I learned a lot about what people like to read and what people like to share. Your blog isn't about you it is about your subject at hand.
A few months back I was lucky enough to take part in a Kickstarter project. My friends The Dollyrots started a Kickstarter project to get funding for their new album. I am sure they were sitting around saying that $7500 would do the job and wondering if they would ever reach that level. Something happened that they didn't expect, they raised $33,124. They did this by offering fans the album early along with some up close personal items from the band. Watch this video and you can see the passion they have. I think the fans have more passion for their music then they knew.
The reason they raised this much money is because they are passionate about what they do and the fans know it and feel it too. I have been following the band since 2007 and have seen them live more times than I can count. They always take the time to greet any fan before and/or after they perform and say thanks for coming. It reminds me a lot of Richard Petty who is famous for signing every autograph for a fan that asks for one.
We have had their album for a few weeks now and I can't wait to see the band when they play here is a few weeks. I have all the songs memorized since I have been playing it for a while now. I feel like I know something the rest of the world doesn't yet. Kind of cool being an insider. The new CD came out today and I encourage you to buy it on Itunes – or Amazon.
The band is also using social media very well. Follow The Dollyrots on Twitter and you will see exactly what obstacles the band face while on the road. I love the late night visit tweets after they have had a few beers myself to fast food places. I can say that I feel proud that I showed them what Twitter was and now they have over 5000 loyal followers waiting on their every tweet. Their passion comes out in the tweets as well as the music when they are on stage playing what they love to do. Here is the first single off the new album.
Help the band out by using the social media buttons below and help spread the word about their new album.
On September 11th I went into Manhattan with the goal of getting some pictures of the Freedom Tower and the World Trade Center Tribute Lights. A few years back we took some shots from Brooklyn but I wanted to get closer this time. While I got closer I also got emotional. It is very easy to get emotional when visiting anywhere near the Freedom Tower. I just wasn't expecting it while I was actually taking the picture.
The Sphere use to be located in between the Twin Towers in the courtyard. It was moved to Battery Park in lower Manhattan after Sept 11th. In front of the sphere they have an Eternal flame that is lit 24/7 in honor of those that lost their lives on that tragic day. I have taken pictures of this over the years but this was the first time they had American flags up around it and a picture of the firefighters with their American flag.
It is also the first time I was able to get the Freedom Tower in the background as it is finally high enough to see it among the other buildings. As I was taking the picture I felt myself getting mad.
Back when I worked in the subway system I use to make sure I had lunch every Thursday near the sphere. There use to be a little fence around it where one could sit down. On Thursdays the NYC oldies station WCBS-FM use to have a famous bands from the 1950's -1970's play there. I use to get a delicious Pita bread like sandwich from the same hot dog wagon and take it into the courtyard and listen to some bands play while on my lunch hour. I saw some great Do-wop bands and some great singers from the 50's and 60's and even saw the Monkeys who were great.
So while I was taking the picture I had all these memories flashing back at me. Thinking about some people that I knew that perished that day. Wondering if the hot dog guy that I use to buy my lunch from almost every day made it out of there on time. I started to wonder about all the people that were sitting next to me at the concerts who I sat and talked to. Whatever happened to these people that I met almost every week. I then thought about how I went up in the towers when I was about 5 or 10. I use to love it up there, the elevator ride itself was worth the price alone.
I started to get mad when I realized that my nephews and nieces never got to see New York City from up on top of the World Trade Center like I did. For the first time in a long time I was mad at the terrorist that took that away from them. All these emotions went through me in a matter of seconds although it seemed like an eternity while I was taking the shot.
I just did something that I would never do. I entered a photo contest.
I am not exactly why I chose to enter the contest but something just came over me when I saw it in my inbox. I am not exactly sure why I chose this photo either.
Some times you have to do stuff outside your comfort zone to appreciate things more. As I was taking this photo I stopped and enjoyed the view. I don't usually do that when I am out taking pictures. Usually I am consumed with taking a million shots so I know I get one that I know is good. This day it seemed like every shot I took was better than the next.
Another thing I did with this contest that took me out of my comfort level is I asked people to vote for it using social media. I would never do something like that as I consider it spamming my friends. Something weird happened when I did this. A few people that didn't have Facebook and couldn't vote re-tweeted the link to vote to their friends on Twitter. They did this because they enjoyed the picture and were glad to help out in any way they could.
“Comfort Zone” is such a stupid combination of words isn't it?
I am always surprised when I discover something that I can do different and make life easier at the same time. Normally on Sundays during football season I will sit in front of my television and on my computer and watch the game. Today I decided to do something different and sit in the recliner and watch the game.
All of a sudden I got up and got my new iPad and hooked up Hootsuite and had my Falcon Twitter account fired up and ready to interact with Falcon fans. I was able to actually watch a whole game without getting distracted by work. It was rather nice change of pace. The game was very enjoyable and with no distractions I found myself actually enjoying the game more.
Last week I had Directv upgrade my satellite box with a dvr. Before the game I set the receiver to record the game and allow it to record for an extra half hour since most games run longer than advertised. Some day this week I will fire up the game again while I am working and have it on in the background. I am sure it will make my work day go a little faster, especially since the Falcons won the game.
I was very hesitant to spend money on a DVR or an iPad but life is short and you might as well spent money on stuff you are going to use and enjoy.
Last year at BlogWorld I met Andrew Breitbart and it was under very strange circumstances. He was one of the speakers at the closing keynote session they had with Chris Brogan, Chris Pirillo, Shuana Glenn and Sara Benincasa. I got to the keynote early and found a nice seat up front. Before the session started I sat at a huge roundtable and others quickly filled it up.
We start making small talk and we are discussing everything that we do and one guy says my client is speaking here at BlogWorld. I was thinking at the time that it was during the show and that was it.
The keynote session starts and I had never heard of Andrew Breitbart before and he was one of the first speakers. I think he was actually second now that I think about it. This was the famous session where everyone had videos of themselves that was talked about for weeks on the blogosphere. The session went on and Andrew talked I kept saying to myself who is guy, and who does he think he is. In a way he was like me and wasn't afraid to speak his mind and I found that kind of cool.
Then he started getting into politics and my opinion of him kind of turned sour. I totally didn't agree with what he was saying, I found it interesting but I didn't agree with it. This is what he was good at doing, making you think about things in a way that you probably weren't thinking about. I didn't realize it but to me he was coming off as conceited and his way was the right way no questions about it.
After the session was over the guy sitting next to me said “How did you like the session?” My answer was it was pretty good except that Andrew guy turned me off. Within a minute Andrew came to the table and said Hello to everyone. The guy next to me says “This is Andrew, my client.” It was one of the funniest moments I have ever had at a show. We all had a good laugh as the guy told Andrew what I had told him. Andrew got what I meant and we laughed about it as he didn't have time to debate me on anything. I am sure we could have talked for hours if we had time.
They were in a hurry to get out of there because Andrew had to be on Fox news or CNN or something. I gave them a quick tip on how to get out of the Javits quickly and where get a cab. I left about 45 minutes later and saw them both standing outside at another place near the Javits and they couldn't get a cab. I remember laughing to myself as I walked away how this this guy should have listened to me because he couldn't hail a cab. I figured I would never hear this guys name mentioned again.
A few weeks later he broke the whole Anthony Weiner scandal
RIP Andrew! Thanks for the good laugh at Blogworld. It was a pleasure meeting you even if it was brief.
The affiliate marketing industry is known for its fundraising efforts on behalf of the Avon Walk for the Cure, which benefits breast cancer research and support. What better time of year than Valentine’s Day to show your love? This week affiliate marketers are using their book revenue to help raise money for Affiliate Marketers Give Back. Purchase any of the books listed below between February 12 and 18 and the authors will donate their profits to AMGB. Although many of the books focus on business, affiliate marketing, and blogging, you will also find children’s books, photography books, and more.
Join us in helping spread the word about Affiliate Marketers Give Back and this Book Hop for the Boobies. Support us by buying just one book. Don’t have a Kindle? You can still purchase Kindle books and read them on your PC, MAC, iPad, Android Tablets or other devices with free apps from Amazon. The link is on every Kindle book page.
Books About Business:
Internet Marketing From the Real Experts (Shawn Collins, Missy Ward, and The Gang of 88) Collection of affiliate, email, blogging, podcasting, video, search engine, and social network rock stars that break down the how and why of Internet marketing in a clear, easy to understand way.
The only print book in this book fundraiser is: It’s All About the Cookies (Mary Poiley, Missy Ward, and Jen Goode) A mouth-watering collection of recipes and thought-provoking insights affiliate marketers learned on their road to success – an interesting read and a wonderful addition to your own kitchen.
Internet Marketing for Business Answers (Jim Kukral) The absolute best way to learn how to grow a successful business is to pay attention to how the experts have done it before you. Internet Marketing for Business Answers, the Small Business Expert Interviews edition puts you into a private one-on-one session with over 16 of the most successful business owners and entrepreneurs on the Web.
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Follow Me: Making Money with Blogging, Facebook Marketing & Twitter for Business (Dave Cupples) Former NSW Young Entrepreneur of the Year, SMX Idol Winner and International Speaker Dave Cupples shares leading Social Media case studies from around the world and the most effective tools and actionable cutting edge tips for businesses to skyrocket new leads and supercharge revenue using Facebook, Twitter and Blogging. Includes Tips & Tools to incentivize Facebook Likes, Twitter Followers & Blog Subscribers, How to spy on competitors and copy their most effective tactics, Tips & Tools to get your content shared by influencers and much more!
Affiliate Marketing: The Complete Guide for Beginners (Affiliate Marketing – Mastering Internet Marketing) (Todd Farmer) This guide is designed to teach you the basics of Affiliate Marketing. I want you to understand how it works, who the players are, and how you fit in.
MyContentPro’s Cheap-Ass Guide to Online Content (Online Content for Marketers) (Todd Farmer) Content for your website or online marketing project is a critical component for success. The goal of this eBook is to help you get the content you need, at the lowest price. Many of the sources and strategies uncovered in this eBook provide content for your websites, 100% Free.
Children’s & Young Adult Books
Winnie McGoo’s Museum Adventure (Leslie Nazarian, Sharon Nazarian) A museum can be an exciting place. Just ask Winnie McGoo. Whose adventure in a museum one night isn’t something many people do. From eating pizza with Mona Lisa to swimming on the Isle of Grande Jatte, Winnie’s museum adventure creates an interesting plot.
Animal Kingdom: Jaguar is Reborn (Eric Carney, Deborah Carney) Workaholic Jason Peters is an average sales rep with a suburban house and wife, Jennifer. One day Jason spills coffee in his car and finds a gold coin that changes their lives forever.
Valentine Quotes and Love Poems (Elise Beckett) Valentine’s Day Love quotes and sayings combined with images of romance, sweets and flowers for your sweetheart on valentine’s day. This book of love quotes and poems from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Shakespeare and others is like whispering sweet nothings into your lovers ear.
An assortment of other books:
Sweet Indulgences (Heather Romiti) Sweet Indulgences offers Classic Dessert and Girl Scout Cookie flavored Smoothies, along with Holiday Favorites. These smoothies are especially helpful if you still want to enjoy your favorite desserts but are trying to cut back on fat and carbohydrates.
Bike – A Short Story (Eric Carney)
Slay the Demons (Daniel Fogg, Deborah Carney) When a random act of violence forces him to hide a corpse, Brent Fischer finds himself confronted with horrors long forgotten and horrors he longs to forget. In the end he must either face down his demons once and for all or let them chase him off a cliff. Sex, Drugs & Murder
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