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Author: Tamara Branch
Publisher: Heart Project Publishing
ITGIRL4LIFE is available at Amazon.
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Writer, artist and speaker, Tamara Branch serves up 40 bite-sized chapters on how to build unshakable self-confidence, honor your life, and shine bright in the world, in ITGIRL4LIFE: How to bring out your special something and so much more. Packed with sage advice, life-changing insights and affirmations to help you soar, ITGIRL4LIFE offers ideas, tools and principles that you can reference and build upon, supporting you in becoming your best. Get ready to fall in love with your own wisdom, beauty and strength.
YOU have IT. IT is the GREATNESS you were born with. IT is that unique special something that is all yours. Nothing and nobody can take IT away from you. IT is not something that you have one day and lose the next. IT is not fleeting. IT is not temporary. IT does not depend on the judgment or approval of others. IT is here to stay. Your job is to tap into IT. Your ITGIRL4LIFE adventure starts NOW. It’s about loving yourself, being authentic, taking charge and making a difference. You will need a great attitude, an open mind, the desire to grow and expand, the courage to create the life you want and the willingness to be your best self.
Are you ready? Your special something and so much more is right this way.
About the Author:
“I believe in the power, beauty, strength and amazing potential of girls. I believe girls deserve to feel extraordinary. I believe that when girls shine their light, they are unstoppable!” – ITGIRL4LIFE by Tamara Branch
Tamara Branch is from New York, born and raised in the Bronx. She is thrilled to share her first book release, ITGIRL4LIFE, kicking off the ITGIRL4LIFE self-esteem movement to empower girls to stand up, stand out and shine bright in the world.
Tamara has worked as a professional model and actor for almost two decades. She strutted down the runway for designers Calvin Klein, Donna Karen and Christian Dior, acted in a few independent films, co-hosted PBS New York’s education series, “What’s up in Technology” and appeared T.V. commercials and print ads for Levi’s, Old Navy, Hershey’s, Colgate, Kellogg’s Special K, Revlon, Hanes, Nike and many others. A Penn State alumnus and lifelong student of personal development, Tamara is deeply passionate about uplifting the human spirit.
After graduating from Institute for Integrative Nutrition, studying under Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil and some of the top health and wellness experts in the world, she was inspired to raise the bar on her own ‘self care’ and support others in living more vibrantly. She is an abstract artist and teaches a dynamic dance class, where she gets to fuse her varied background, having trained in everything from jazz, ballet and modern to Afro-Caribbean and Salsa.
Tamara was recently asked to become a Female Visionary Author guest blogger for The Brave Heart Women Global Community. She’s a SAG/AFTRA member since 1998, a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.
Tamara currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband of seven years and offers ITGIRL4LIFE workshops to assist girls on their self empowerment journey.
Her latest book is the YA/self-esteem book, ITGIRL4LIFE.
For More Information
- Visit Tamara Branch’s website.
- Connect with Tamara on Twitter.
- Find out more about Tamara at Goodreads.
- Visit Tamara’s blog.
- Contact Tamara.
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Title: Climbing for Roots
Author: Alan Noble
Genre: Religion/Spiritual Growth/Christian Life
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/climbing-for-roots-alan-noble/1118630853
Alan R. Noble is a born-again Christian, schooled in the Word since childhood. He was fortunate to sit under capable preaching and teaching throughout his life. His passion for the spiritual welfare of young people grew out of his years of work experience, and his understanding of the Scriptures. He realizes that young Christians need instruction in the meat as well as the milk of the Word (Hebrews 5:12-14).
Mr. Noble was educated at William Paterson University, a liberal arts institute in Northern New Jersey, and received a B.A. in education, with a certificate to teach elementary school. Later, he received an M.A. in Communication Arts, and a certificate in supervision. He worked as an educator for 31 years.
After his retirement from public education Mr. Noble enjoyed teaching in Christian Schools in New Jersey and Texas.
These days find Alan and his wife Kathie enjoying their travels between Kansas City and northern New Jersey as they visit their daughters’ families that include six beautiful grandchildren.
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Character Interview: Savannah Evans from Gary Rodriguez’s Tween/YA Adventure Novel, ‘Escape Through The Wilderness’
I do think I was portrayed fairly and accurately throughout the book. I believe I am a strong and compassionate person who values friendships and holds deep spiritual convictions. The book did a good job of showing my inclination toward leadership, my passion for faith, and my feelings about friendships. The story also revealed why I’ve been carrying some deep hurt inside of me the last several months.
I’d also like to make sure the readers know that I feel badly about what I did to Jade during the elk stampede. Especially, after I found out all she’d been through before arriving at Camp Arrowhead. I wish there was a way I could take that moment back. That was a real low point for me.
What do you believe is your strongest trait?
I’d have to say my faith. Some people are ashamed to let others know they believe in God and read the Bible. I’m not ashamed of that at all. As a matter of fact, I’m proud of it.
Life is full of challenges. When I face trouble, I know where to turn for help. It has always been a comfort to know that I don’t have to face life’s difficulties alone.
In today’s culture, being a Christian, especially from the South, often has a stigma attached to it. But I love who I am and where I’m from, and I’m grateful for my conservative southern upbringing. But I try not to be a “preachy” person. I think it’s more important to live out what I believe than just to talk about it. That said, when my friends ask me questions about my faith, then I’m happy to share with them.
I get impatient at times. My impatience was evident when I thought Jade was asking me too many questions during a particularly trying situation.
When I look back on the incident I know she was just scared, like we all were, and needed some help and reassurance. I could have handled myself a lot better.
If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part, if your book were made into a movie, who would that be (and you can’t say yourself!)?
The most important thing for me is that the actress portrayed my faith and values accurately. That would ensure they would represent me, in a way, that is credible and in keeping with who I am.
If I had to pick a random person I’ve never met, I think I’d choose either Shailene Woodley, an American actress, starring in Divergent or Ella Purnell, an English actress, you may have seen in Maleficent.
They’re both great actresses, and I’d be honored to have either of them choose to play me in the movie version of Escape Through The Wilderness.
At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?
Honestly, I was nervous from the time we started the river-rafting trip, especially after the accident. It was very scary for the four of us to be alone in the wilderness and so far away from camp. But things really got bad after Rico and Conner got hurt. That’s when I started to think “there’s no way we’re going to make it back to camp alive.” However, I decided it was best to keep those thoughts to myself.
If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?
I think I’d have to say Conner. When I first met him, he was a bully, and I detest bullies. Then he seemed weak and ineffective when we got in trouble on the river. Eventually, he changed into someone I actually liked. But if I had to choose, he’s the one I’d least want to be.
How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?
It was a difficult but awesome ending. It leaves readers uncertain about the outcome until the last few pages. It’s one of those dramatic and suspenseful endings that I wouldn’t change for the world. I’m convinced that readers will love it. There’s no way you can guess how things will turn out. Even I was fooled.
What words of wisdom would you give your author if he decided to write another book with you in it?
Create another thrilling adventure. Escape Through The Wilderness was so exciting and intense. I’d like to see the sequel match the level of intensity found in the first book. I think readers will expect that. I happen to know the author quite well, and he listens to my input. I’ll make sure he makes the sequel at least as good as Escape Through The Wilderness.
Thank you for this interview, Savi. Will we see more of you in the future?
I’m not trying to be elusive, but you’ll have to read the first book to find out. I will say this is the first book in the series. Look for the second book sometimes around the summer of 2015.
Before I go, I want to thank you for taking time to interview me. I hope your readers enjoy the book.
Finally, Escape Through The Wilderness is the kind of book that was written to impact and inspire readers. If you read the book and enjoy it, please consider buying a copy for a friend. Good friends have given me several of my favorite books. Sharing a good story is a special way to bless someone.
Thanks again for your time.
Gary Rodriguez is president of LeaderMetrix Inc., a consulting company that specializes in senior-level executive coaching, organizational development and conflict resolution. He is the author of the new adventure novel Escape through the Wilderness scheduled for release in June 2014.
His first book Purpose-Centered Public Speaking was an instant hit and recently republished by Tate Publishing.
His extensive resume includes eighteen years as an executive in the radio business where he spent several years as one of the original managers of Infinity Broadcasting. He was twice nominated as medium market manager of the year by the Bobby Poe report, a national media publication.
For over thirty-five years, Gary has spoken in public both nationally and internationally. Gary’s resume includes a season in the U.S. Army where he was highly decorated as the youngest Drill Instructor in the Army’s history at age 18 years. He was also awarded the Silver Star (the nation’s third highest award for valor) while serving in Viet Nam.