Category Archives: Books

What’s Your Superpower?

“The Cape Escape: Redefining Your Superpowers” by Dr. Gigi Hamilton, an accomplished Entrepreneur, Organizational Psychologist, Licensed Psychotherapist, and a Clinical Professor. Dr. Gigi brings a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and insight to “The Cape Escape” and dives deep into the complex tapestry of expectations placed on women, weaving through the lessons imprinted from girlhood to the multifaceted challenges of adult life.

Dr. Gigi has a unique blend of her expertise, while skillfully guiding readers through a journey of self-discovery, healing, and empowerment.  On Amazon!

M E N O P A U S E!

Truly helpful to eat right during holidays…and this will help!

Going through Menopause is not an easy part of life, but there’s great resources like “Weight Loss Plan for Menopause” by Yara Green!

It’s a cookbook and informative handbook in one – that you’ll feel relieved to stay ahead of symptoms that shouldn’t change the course of your day!

The book has definitions that some might already be familiar with, otherwise a great learning tool.

Think of your family and friends and pop on BN to order!

Fantastic Plantastic!

A plant-based diet, can you imagine how good you will feel?  It’s real and it’s here for you thanks to GWEN KENNEALLY.  A true inspiration from Lentils to Zucchini, Gazpacho to Asparagus…The Plantastic Cookbook is right in tune with our rapidly changing world yearning for sustainablility and accountability.  

A wonderful tasty gift or for your cookbook collection to break out and plan easy to follow delicious meals!

Do not, I repeat, do not forget Papa’s Chocolate Avocado Pudding…this is a invite your friends over and enjoy!

Distracted? Asher is near!

Mark M. Bello is back with a new children’s picture book, “What Should I Do, One Thing or Two? Asher’s Distracted Lesson.” Under his Em M. Bee pseudonym, Asher is recognized as an Em M. Bee safety book—a great way for children to learn about making safe choices in life.

Mark M. Bello is passionate about helping children prepare for the “real world” through his storytelling, offering insight into and lessons about the dangers of distracted driving and other activities. “Doing two things at once doesn’t always work best,” Asher warns. With the help of illustrator M.T. Falgoust, this story will engage children while teaching them important lessons, all through Asher’s adventure.

Introduce your child to a world where important safety and social justice messages are delivered in child-friendly, enjoyable stories-in-rhyme that kids will want to read over and over again. Bee’s previous children’s book, Happy Jack-Sad Jack, A Bullying Story, received a “Readers Favorite Book Award” and a prestigious “Mom’s Choice Gold Award”. What Should I do, One Thing or Two? just received Mom’s Choice Gold, as well, and is becoming a favorite in schools all over the country.

Be the first to read “What Should I do, One Thing or Two? Asher’s Distracted Lesson,” coming soon!

Mark M. Bello’s “Happy Jack – Sad Jack” – Empowering Children Against Bullying and Racism

In today’s society, it is crucial to address the issues of bullying, racism, and the importance of self-advocacy and allyship, especially among young children. Mark Bello, a versatile author renowned for his thrilling novels, has ventured into a new genre with his book, “Happy Jack – Sad Jack.” This children’s book, beautifully illustrated by Melinda Falgoust, takes readers on a journey through the challenges faced by a young boy named Jack. Through this heartwarming, story-in-rhyme. Bello aims to empower young readers to stand up against bullies and embrace the power of their own voices.

“Happy Jack – Sad Jack” captures the excitement and apprehension that comes with starting kindergarten. Jack, a joyful and enthusiastic boy, quickly discovers that he is different from his classmates. The story takes a poignant turn when Jack becomes the target of bullying solely because of the color of his skin. This unfortunate experience transforms Happy Jack into Sad Jack, casting a shadow on his initial excitement for school.

As Jack’s unhappiness escalates, his parents decide to intervene and seek support from the school principal, Lou. Despite being taught not to tattle, Jack musters the courage to confide in Principal Lou, who takes immediate action. The expulsion of the bully allows Jack to reclaim his happiness and once again enjoy the wonders of kindergarten. This pivotal moment in the story highlights the importance of speaking up and making one’s voice heard in the face of bullying.

Through skillful storytelling and captivating pencil illustrations, Mark addresses the challenges of bullying and racism that children encounter in school. By portraying relatable characters and settings, Bello enables young readers to see themselves in Jack’s shoes. The story emphasizes that although seeking help from adults might initially seem daunting, support is readily available when one finds the courage to speak out. The expressive illustrations vividly depict the characters’ emotions, enabling readers to empathize and understand the struggles associated with bullying.A Lesson in Allyship:

“Happy Jack – Sad Jack” serves as a valuable tool for teaching young readers about allyship. Jack’s school community learns an important lesson through Bello’s impactful rhymes and Falgoust’s captivating illustrations. The story reinforces the idea that despite our differences in appearance, race, or religion, we are all valued members of the human race. Bello encourages children to celebrate their uniqueness while fostering an environment of respect and understanding.

To invite Mark M. Bello to speak or for a book signing, contact: [email protected] or to order “Happy Jack – Sad Jack” or learn more about Mark M. Bello, Visit:

Don’t Be Mad…Riley is here!

Activities are a super way to sort out emotions! Love the characters, Illustrations by Zachary Kline and all that  Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH, Author, Speaker, Clinical Supervisor, Founder of BraveBrains includes in this book filled with games, printable masks, colorful cards, word searches, action plans, and more! Brilliant! To get this handy – anyone with children book to have at home, visit:

Keep Summer in Check!

“David Magee: Children don’t need absolute unstructured freedom just because school is out.” David Magee nails it with one important sentence, have a safe summer from!

 Things Have Changed: What Every Parent (and Educator) Should Know About the Student Mental Health and Substance Misuse Crisis(Matt Holt, August 2023, ISBN: 978-1-6377439-6-6, $22.00) and award-winning book Dear William: A Father’s Memoir of Addiction, Recovery, Love, and Loss.

Break Free and Heal!

Filled with powerful coping techniques to help you stay resilient – “Your Unconditioned Inner Magic” also explains how your brain works and the power this knowledge brings. Using the latest research from various scientific fields and holistic healing practices, Author, Kitty O’Brien helps us recognise how adverse experiences and trauma can live with us in our nervous system.

Learn more and get your copy of ‘Your Unconditioned Inner Magic’ at

Hair, Male Vanity, & Self Esteem


This humorous personal memoir takes you on one man’s journey from bold to bald – and back again. Headscape by Chris Schroder; A Funny Coming-of (Middle) Age Memoir About Hair, Male Vanity, & Self Esteem – Pick it up on Amazon!


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Chris Schroder worked for six daily newspapers, serving first as a reporter, then editor, promotions director, creative director and advertising director – winning awards in several states for his reporting and print advertisement design. He developed and continues to publish dozens of newsletters and websites across the USA with his digital publishing firm, The 100 Companies. 

Chris is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he majored in English and was executive editor of The Declaration. He spends his spare time with friends, listening to music, hiking, biking and golfing – and his favorite activity – visiting with wife Jan and their four children and four grandchildren.

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