A Walk for Sunshine by Jeff Alt – 20th Anniversary Edition

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In A Walk for Sunshine, Jeff Alt details his journey along the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail in honor of his brother, Aaron, who has cerebral palsy. As Alt walked more than 5 million steps through freezing temperatures, driving rain, and sunny skies, he was constantly buoyed by the knowledge that his walk was dedicated to his brother. As you walk along with Jeff, you experience perseverance, surviving with only the bare essentials, the success of goal setting, and overcoming obstacles. His story sheds light on the pursuit of a simpler life. Filled with humorous, frightening, and inspirational stories including bears, bugs, blisters, captivating characters, skunk bed mates, and hilarious food cravings, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy this adventure for a noble cause.
Jeff’s adventure inspired an annual Walk, Run, and Roll fundraiser which has raised more than $500,000 for people with disabilities served by Sunshine Communities.  This year, they will celebrate the 20th annual Walk, Run and Roll on September 9th, 2017. Jeff and Sunshine have hosted the annual event each year since his original hike in 1998.
In celebration of the 20th annual Sunshine, Walk, Run, and Roll, Beaufort Books released a special anniversary addition of A Walk for Sunshine. This new edition includes a foreword by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, practical advice to plan your own hiking adventure, and an afterword by Sunshine Communities. The book includes Jeff’s epilogue focusing on his Life Lessons from the trail and how he has applied them to his life. The anniversary addition will be released on September 9th and available for sale online and in stores. A percentage of book sales will be donated to Sunshine Communities.
What People Are Saying About A Walk for Sunshine:
“Engaging.” Newsday
“Alt nails the trail experience.”  Chicago Sun-Times
“Lively…humorous…upbeat…A Walk For Sunshine is about the human spirit and following your dreams.” Outdoor Times
“Refreshingly funny.” Indianapolis Starr
“Jeff wrote a book about his 147 day hiatus from civilization.  Give him an afternoon and he could write a book on the art of hiking as well.” — ESPN’s Inside Americas National Parks
“Humorous and inspirational.” Lexington Herald-Leader
“Enlightening and inspiring.”Blue Ridge Outdoors
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Author A.H. Richardson Announces the Release of ‘Jorie and the River of Fire’

Jorie and the River of FireA.H. Richardson, a treasured story-teller with a depth of creativity that challenges children to enjoy their imaginations, has just released Jorie and the River of Fire, the third book in the Jorie series.
In Jorie and the River of Fire, Jorie and her best friend are summoned by the mysterious white cat Snowka to undertake the journey to the enchanted land of Cabrynthius beneath the Tarn to face the daunting task of finding the Great Wizard who has disappeared and feared kidnapped by the wicked Lord Fodomalk. Armed with the Magic Stones, they face a frightening land full of fiery volcanoes and unpleasant creatures, where their courage is tested. On the up-side of the Tarn, the grownups have an adventure or two of their own. Come along with Jorie and Rufus in another unforgettable adventure as they dive back into the dark mystic waters of the Tarn.
Praise for the Jorie series:  
“Jorie is inquisitive, brave, and wise beyond her years, and yet still a child at heart… she is everything a heroine should be… All this, coupled with a one of a kind plot and an exceptional setting, brought to life an amazing fantasy tale.” – 5 Stars, Readers’ Favorite
“If ever there was a children’s book that was meant for children of all ages, this would be that book. From page 1, you instantly fall in love with the Jorie, the heroine. The storyline flows wonderfully. It makes you feel as if you’re there with the characters feeling the excitement, fears, and joy that they feel as they go on an incredible adventure.” – 5 Stars, Matthew and Alicia Lucy
“An easy to read chapter book that can be enjoyed by children of all ages… an extraordinary world full of memorable characters and dangerous villains… the narrative follows the blossoming of a friendship, while exploring the strengths of each of the two main protagonists. Weaving in morales about important ideals like loyalty, bravery, and what it means to be a good friend, the story shows younger readers how important it is to do the right thing, no matter the costs. With rich descriptions, realistic dialogue, and settings you feel as if you are truly immersed within, this is the start to a promising new fantasy series…” – Red City Review
“Ms. Richardson has written an adorable story filled with magical creatures and an action-filled plot that kept me captivated throughout. With her ability to provide the reader with vibrant imagery and a story line that flowed with ease, truly demonstrates what an incredible story teller Ms. Richardson is. I found myself deeply engaged in this story, not wanting to put it down even for a second! I hope that the author continues this series, as I enjoy the adventures and want to read more.” – Tamara B.
About the Author:
A.H. Richardson was born in London England and is the daughter of famous pianist and composer Clive Richardson. She studied drama and acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She was an actress, a musician, a painter and sculptor, and now an author.
In addition to the Jorie series, she is also the author of the Hazlitt/Brandon series of murder mysteries. Murder in Little Shendon is the first book in the series. It’s a thriller murder mystery which takes place in a quaint little village in England after World War Two, and introduces two sleuths, Sir Victor Hazlitt and his sidekick, Beresford Brandon, a noted Shakespearian actor. And she has more ‘who-dun-its’ with this clever and interesting duo… Act One, Scene One – Murder and Murder at Serenity Farm.
A.H. Richardson lives happily in East Tennessee, her adopted state, and has three sons, three grandchildren, and two pugs. She speaks four languages and loves to do voiceovers. She plans on writing many more books and hopes to delight her readers further with her British twist, which all her books have.
Readers can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
To learn more, go to https://ahrichardson.com/

 

New Series of Christian Picture Books by Christine Topjian

the jesus seriesThe Jesus Series is a new series of Christian picture books, written by Christine Topjian. The first two books in the series – Jesus Loves You and Love and Kindness – are out now and available for sale on Amazon, published by Lighthouse Christian Publishing.
“The purpose of the series is to inspire readers to develop a one-on-one, intimate and meaningful relationship with Jesus,” says Christine Topjian. “I myself did not have this experience until later in life and looking back, I wish I had. With these books, I hope to help others realize His love in their life earlier on.”

What Readers Are Saying: 
“Jesus Loves You is a wonderful little book aimed at primary school age children… the message that Jesus loves you comes across clearly. This is an important message for every child. A lovely picture book that should be in every Sunday school class.” ChristianBookaholic.com
“heartwarming Christian storybook for children… this book is a perfect selection for story time… highly recommended.”  5 Stars, Readers’ Favorite
God’s only son is watching, and his message is one of love. That’s the foundation of Christian picture book Jesus Loves You… a simple message with large-size, colorful drawings… Kids receive confirmation that there is no step in life where Jesus is not ‘there’ beside them, bestowing love and support… Jesus Loves You is highly recommended as a ‘first primer’ introduction to Jesus for the very young.” Midwest Book Review

Jesus Loves You won the 2017 CSPA Book of the Year for Children’s Gift Book.  
Christine Topjian is currently working on the third book in the series.
To learn more, go to: http://www.thejesusseries.com/
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