Spotlight: Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr.

“When a homeless war veteran is beaten to death by the police, stormy protests ensue, engulfing a small New Jersey town. Soon after, three cops are gunned down.

 A multi-state manhunt is underway for a cop killer on the loose. And Dr. Tessa Thorpe, a veteran’s counselor, is caught up in the chase.

 Donald Darfield, an African-American Iraqi war vet, war-time buddy of the beaten man, and one of Tessa’s patients, is holed up in a mountain cabin. Tessa, acting on instinct, sets off to find him, but the swarm of law enforcement officers gets there first, leading to Darfield’s dramatic capture.

 Now, the only people separating him from the lethal needle of state justice are Tessa and ageing blind lawyer, Nathaniel Bodine. Can they untangle the web tightening around Darfield in time, when the press and the justice system are baying for revenge?”

 Justice Gone is the first in a series of psychological thrillers involving Dr. Tessa Thorpe.

Goodreads LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40398725-justice-gone

Publication date Feb. 22. Pre-order on Amazon.

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About the Author

Author Nick Lombardi Jr. has spent over half his life in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and he speaks five languages. An event in California in 2011 in which a homeless man was beaten to death lead Nick to write his newest novel, Justice Gone. Nick now lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 
Online: 

 https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6982373.N_Lombardi_Jr_ 

Author Website

 

Previous Titles from this author
Journey Towards a Falling Sun (9781782794943), Roundfire, 2014. 

The Plain of Jars (9781780996707), Roundfire, 2013.

Spotlight: A Destiny in the Making by Boudewijn Mohr

When a Wall Street banker takes the side of developing countries in feature articles reviewing the impact of the global sovereign debt crisis of the 1980s, it is time to leave banking. He is attracted to Unicef’s vision and goal of Health for All and its tireless pursuit of structural economic adjustment with a human face. In Africa, Boudewijn Mohr jumps into Unicef’s hands-on work in health, education, water and sanitation and child protection projects. He spearheads the clearing of landmines in Mozambique, and engages with African youth throughout his travels on the continent. He plays football with former child soldiers in Monrovia; tours Nouakchott with street children, witnesses first-hand a diamond mine that exploits child labour near Kenema in the rebel-infested east of Sierra Leone.  His stories are both an adventure and the search of fulfilment but at the same time a call to all those who want to do more and are uncertain of what the world holds.

 

About the Author:

Prior to joining Unicef in 1985, Boudewijn Mohr was a senior international corporate banker in New York with Chase Manhattan Bank and later Société Générale’s branch. Joining Unicef in Geneva, his initial brief was to support the National Committees of Unicef in Europe to diversify their sources of income, more specifically through designing strategies for building partnerships and raising funds with European companies. He subsequently worked for over 25 years with Unicef in Africa, which took him to 36 countries on the continent. Boudewijn Mohr has written extensively for Unicef on the state of children and women in Africa. A national of the Netherlands, he holds a Master’s degree in Law from Leiden University and an MBA from the European Business School INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Part of the proceeds from this book are going to the ‘Hands-Up Foundation’, a British charity working with Syrian doctors and nurses in northern Syria under harsh circumstances.

 

 

Amazon Reviews:

Richard Barber

5.0 out of 5 stars

It throws a fascinating light on the workings of a great international organisation

“This is an inspiring story of how a promising international career in banking turned into disillusionment, triggering a high-risk switch into a new career within Unicef and a life of compassion, adventure and leadership in Africa. It throws a fascinating light on the workings of a great international organisation, tells of the adaptability of the author and his family to new environments and is a tribute to his and his family’s deeply-felt humanity in their devoted work among some of the poorest peoples of the world.”

 

Vianello-Chiodo

5.0 out of 5 stars

I like it: fresh

I like it: fresh, sincere, well-written. Not only interesting, but entertaining and amusing. The story on demining is very moving.

 

 

Ruth Ansah Ayisi

5.0 out of 5 stars

Five Stars

An inspirational and enjoyable read, particularly for anyone working or thinking of working in the humanitarian sector.

 

 

“A Destiny in the Making:  From Wall Street to Unicef in Africa” by Boudewijn Mohr is available in hardback from Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Destiny-Making-Street-Unicef-Africa/dp/1786231492

 

and in paperback at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Destiny-Making-Street-Unicef-Africa/dp/1786231484

 

This remarkable real-life story is also available in e-book format from:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Destiny-Making-Street-Unicef-Africa-ebook/dp/B07C81F3GW

 

 

Press/Media Contact Details:

 Grosvenor House Publishing
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Spotlight & Giveaway: Accessible Fine Dining – The Art of Creating Exciting Food in Your Everyday Kitchen by Noam Kostucki, with Chef Quentin Villers

Book Title: Accessible Fine Dining – The Art of Creating Exciting Food in Your Everyday Kitchen by Noam Kostucki, with Chef Quentin Villers
Category: Adult Non-fiction , 128 pages
Genre: Creative Cookbook / Fine Dining
Publisher: Amazon
Release date: Dec 10, 2018
Tour dates: Jan 7 to 31, 2019
Content Rating: G
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Six months after opening my first restaurant, one of my dishes was selected as “25 dishes to travel around the world”, featuring me next to culinary legend Heston Blumenthal.

Exciting and healthy food doesn’t have to be complicated, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Over the years, I have seen some of the most exciting dishes come from the simplest kitchens and the most modest ingredients. The purpose of this book is to focus our attention away from the distractions of fancy kitchen equipment and luxury produce and instead focus our attention towards ingenuity in the kitchen and culinary innovation.

For some strange reason, cooking is taught in books as a series of mechanical steps to follow and repeat with precision. I see cooking as a creative art like painting or playing music: it is the freedom of expression that is most interesting to me. When we create from an artistic perspective, we give birth to something new and potentially magical.

The purpose of this book is not to teach you specific recipes, because the ingredients you will find in your local organic food market will likely not be the same as the ones we see here. Nor is the purpose to show you how to imitate us. The purpose of this book is to guide you into thinking about your dishes in a way that elevates them to a fine dining level, from ingredients which are easily accessible to you. Naturally, you will find a few recipes, but most importantly you will find a new way to look at food.

We will share how we think about food shopping, searching for unusual ingredients, the combinations of flavors, techniques, textures, nutritional value, and of course, plating. The purpose of this book is to guide you to become a more exciting, creative and adventurous version of yourself in the kitchen. What separates a craft from an art form is the story behind it; cooking is a craft, while fine dining is an art form.

If you want to create fine dining dishes, start to focus your attention on the different stories a dish can tell. Some stories can be told through your cooking, and others are told through words. Taking the time to present your dishes before people eat is crucial to creating anticipation for the food they will eat.

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Meet the Authors:

 

Noam Kostucki
MY NAME IS NOAM KOSTUCKI AND I CREATE SPACES FOR MAGIC TO HAPPEN.
I was an awkward child, so I changed school 5 times. I spent most of my life trying to please others, and be the kind of person I believed everyone else wanted me to be. I wasn’t happy and I struggled to get what I want. Everything changed when I started changing.
I spent the last 12 years creating the life I dream of. I’ve had the privilege to be homeless twice, and to speak at Harvard about entrepreneurship. I have grown to be myself more fearlessly than ever before. I am now surrounded by people I love, and who love me.
I traveled over 40 countries, and I’ve helped over 25,000 people create magic. For example Patryk Wezowski who raised $500,000 in 8 weeks and Esther Perel who gave the 30th most viewed TED talk. Some less public successes include a blind eyed student who experienced his blind eye for the first time and a journalist who left an abusive relationship.
As a university drop out, I was surprised when my first book (personal branding) became required reading at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, as well as receiving the UK Business Speaker of the Year runner up award, and a honorary degree in Business from Hofstra University. As an artist, I was honored to exhibit my photography at the European Union’s Innovation Conference.
My most recent venture is HiR Fine Dining, a jungle culinary adventure. I create a discovery menu of 7 plates per person for groups of up to 12 people. HiR Fine Dining became #1 fine dining on TripAdvisor in Tamarindo within the first month. Within 6 months one of my plates was selected out of 40,000 restaurants by OpenTable as one of “25 dishes to travel around the world for”. I was invited to speak at Chateau 1525, Costa Rica’s most reputable cooking school and our guest chefs include a blind chef who traveled all the way the United Kingdom.
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Quentin has been cooking in restaurant since the age of 18. He helped his brother build a restaurant for which they received a Michelin Star. Quentin moved to Costa Rica to consult for hotels and restaurants. He managed 3 of the 4 restaurants at Hotel Nayara in La Fortuna, for which he lead a team of over 20 people to be selected to enter Relais & Chateaux, a prestigious network of unique luxury hotels with exquisite cuisine. Quentin is a regular guest chef at HiR Fine Dining and consults for a number of fine dining restaurants in Costa Rica.
Connect with the Authors: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram
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New Release: My Dream by Meverly A. Benjamin

“My Dream” is a gripping novel that follows the struggles of one woman through adversity to be able to achieve her dream. This novel confronts real, dark issues and experiences; following a childhood of abandonment and hard work, this is a tale of perseverance and drive that takes her from the wards of a London hospital to the heart of the Middle East.

Esther is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to be free of her pain. This is a story of love and faith; of despair and betrayal. It is a powerful example of a woman who nearly lost her dream, but who found it in the end.

  • A powerful exploration of love and faith
    • An interesting look at the process of working and volunteering in the Middle East.
    • Introduces issues about faith and belief in an immersive yet accessible manner.
    • An inspiring tale of how one woman can overcome adversity that will move and inspire others.

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About the Author:

Meverly Benjamin is Dutch by nationality. She is a seasoned finance analyst, development consultant, speaker and author with fluent multilingual abilities in English, Dutch, and Twi.

She has a passionate desire to use her communication skills to influence the world, and especially to stir people up towards the realization of their full potential. The faintest pen is said to last longer than the brightest brain, which is why she is committed to putting her message of hope into writings for the present generation, and those to come, to be inspired by them, and to make the most of their lives.

The role of academic qualifications cannot be overemphasized as part of the fundamental requirements for an individual to be well-equipped for global influence.  In this regard, Meverly has a Bachelor of Laws degree, with a major in Dutch law, from the University of Applied Science, Rotterdam-Netherlands.  Furthermore, she is presently enrolled in a Master’s degree program at the University of Wolverhampton in England, specialising in Corporate Governance and Financial Law (LLM).

She has worked with a number of organizations as well as clients ranging from young individuals, to privately owned companies, public corporations, non-governmental organizations, as well as government agencies. Her work experience cuts across various sectors, with services deployed in a couple of nations including Ghana, Belgium, Netherlands and the UK.

Meverly is currently serving as a non-executive director with Mother Nature Ghana, a leading drinks and beverages company in West Africa. She is an outpatient supporter with Akwaaba Zorg.  In this role, she helps immigrants to adjust and fit easily into the norms and cultural values of the countries where they have migrated to. She provides support for migrants in the areas of child raising, family planning, marital and financial advisory services, as well as accommodation and logistics solutions.

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“My Dream” by Meverly Benjamin is available in paperback and e-book from Amazon UK.

It is also available from Amazon US.

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Press/Media Contact Details:

 Grosvenor House Publishing
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e-mail:  info@grosvenorhousepublishing.co.uk

New Release: The Fantastic Adventures of Jammy Jimmy by Ian Joseph

Jimmy Spark is the boy next door, bright, sparkling and mad on football. After his father is killed in a hit-and-run accident, his mission is vigilance – to keep an eye on High Woodley and its residents. But whenever he comes across trouble, as he frequently does, matters quickly escalate out of control, presenting impossible odds.

Jimmy and his friends capture dangerous bank robbers, deranged fraudsters, gangsters, murderers and bombers, sink a Russian submarine, defend Downing Street against a rocket attack and eventually overturn global capitalism to establish a New World Order!

He teams up with the dazzling Dizzy, a technical whizz, and their inventions create enormous wealth, which they spend on building a stadium and athletics track called Revolution! Here Jimmy captains his football team before a host of world-famous personalities.

Death defying… Impossible… Riotous… Hilarious… and ultimately thought-provoking!

 

Amazon review:

Wordly Traveller

5.0 out of 5 stars

Jimmy’s life is full of adventures & many amazing events – a really enjoyable tale

23 December 2018

Young Jimmy gets into all sorts of perilous predicaments and precarious situations as he takes on thieves, terrorists and worst of all, capitalists!

When he joins forces with Dizzy, who is brilliant, they create many good things together including a sports centre and Jimmy, who loves his football, brings together various celebrities on his star-studded team.

Unpredictable and very entertaining! There’s never a dull moment in Jimmy’s eventful life.

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The Fantastic Adventures of Jammy Jimmy by Ian Joseph is available in paperback from Amazon UK and from Amazon US.

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Press/Media Contact Details:

 New Generation Publishing
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E-mail: info@newgeneration-publishing.com

 

 

 

 

 

New Release: Women, Work and Wellness by Mary MacRory

A comprehensive, practical guide for the busy working woman to enable better understanding of yourself, your goals and how to identify and change negative behaviours and beliefs, manage stress and overwhelm and to practice better self-care. You deserve a happy, abundant, empowered and balanced personal and working life.

The book enables you to achieve this positive, abundant mindset and lifestyle:

  • Understanding your beliefs and shifting blocks
  • Achieving physical, mental, emotional and energetic wellbeing
  • Effectively managing time, stress, procrastination and overwhelm
  • Succeeding in the Corporate world
  • Tools, tips and techniques from Personal Development, Neuro-linguistic Coaching (NLP), Quantum Thinking Technology, Life Coaching and from personal experience
  • Modern research updates
  • Benefits of holistic and mainstream therapies.

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About the Author:

Mary MacRory has gone on this journey herself, an Accountant (FCCA), holding Finance Director roles whilst raising two children. Eventually, Mary stepped out of the finance world to seek a more balanced and joyful lifestyle.

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Amazon review:

Wordly Traveller

 5.0 out of 5 stars

How to find happiness & balance for women in their busy lives

22 December 2018

Format: Paperback

This is a very useful self-help book for women who are trying to find the right work/life balance. It is broad ranging in covering psychology (mind), physical (body), spiritual (spirit) and emotional aspects of good living. It helps women to realise their baneful patterns of behaviour, stereotypes and limiting thoughts which hold them back from success and fulfilment and move past them, thereby realising their full potential for leading a happy life.

An empowering personal development book for the working woman who wants more from her life, drawing on neuro-linguistics, mainstream and complementary therapies, Indian chakras and various psychological well-being techniques, as well as the author’s own experience.

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Work, Women and Wellness by Mary MacRory is available in hardback, paperback, and e-book from Amazon UK.

It is also available from Amazon US.

 

 

 

Press/Media Contact Details:

 New Generation Publishing
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E-mail: info@newgeneration-publishing.com

New Release: Catching Hell by Brandon D. Wyrick

When all that is good falls part what’s a man to do?

Kevin Bullard is a sexy, wealthy, ambitious, high power businessman who appears to have it all, or so he thought.

A sudden death in his company allowed him to take ownership of the pharmaceutical firm in downtown Dallas, Texas. Trying to prepare for his first child his pregnant girlfriend brings the drama with hot, wet, lustful sex when what seems to be almost an overnight chain of events throws his life into a whirlwind.

Can things somehow get better or will his life crumble before his very eyes?

 

Amazon reviews (4 only from 18 reviews):

Candace Leslie

5.0 out of 5 stars

Great investment and Collector’s Item

30 September 2017 – Published on Amazon.com

Verified Purchase

Have you ever read a book where the words had a physical effect on you? Or you felt as if you were a part of the story line? Make this purchase and you will not regret it! I could not put this book down. Mr. Wyrick did an amazing job creating a novel that his readers can relate to. Steamy, sexy, fascinating; these words pop out when I think about Catching Hell. I am a fan of adult novels and I am glad I invested in this book. So put the kids to bed when you read this book. Moreover do not forget your “Do Not Disturb” sign.

 

 

Zumi Dogett

5.0 out of 5 stars

Dobyns Writes Another Winner

12 November 2017 – Published on Amazon.com

Verified Purchase

Great read! Documents the ATF corruption (and US DOJ attorneys) that I experienced as an insider who worked a short stint with Agent Dobyns.

 

 

Kenneth Meade

5.0 out of 5 starsIt will grab your attention

14 September 2017 – Published on Amazon.com

Verified Purchase

This is an amazing book and definitely a page turner. It was so good that I read the book in one night. This book is a great start to the many books to come from Brandon! And I’m excited! Keep writing friend, the world is finally getting to experience your storytelling.

Believe it or not, Brandon tells stories like this is real life and will put movements with it. Theatrical. Lol! But he grabs your attention. If you see him in person, ask him to tell you a story and act it out. You’ll love it!

Catching Hell by Brandon D. Wyrick is available in hardback, e-book and paperback from Amazon UK. It’s also available from Amazon US.

 

 

 

 

Press/Media Contact Details:

 New Generation Publishing
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New Release: Toxic Bedlam & Misadventure by Vinson Chard

Vinson Chard continues with accounts about working for another toxic waste company in ‘Special Operations.’

There are stories of a dismembered body, one of his colleagues being arrested as a terrorist in suburbia, exploding eyeballs, a sadistic stripper, a haunted hotel in Hertfordshire and working for Porton Down.

He also works for a small cosmetics company run by an eccentric owner who dresses outlandishly and generates problems with his, ‘off the wall,’ product requirements.

All these true stories unfold in Vinson’s inimitable humorous style.

 

 

About the Author:

Vinson Chard is author of three autobiographical books about his humorous time working in the toxic waste industry, the other two being “Life’s Rich Mix” and “Toxic Mayhem”:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vinson-Chard/e/B00CWZCU5O

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Excerpt from the Book:

“During one of the weeks working at Hoechst in Milton Keynes, we were unable to get rooms in our normal hotel, The Pear tree, which meant we had to go further afield to obtain accommodation, eventually ending up in one of the old villages, situated on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, called Stoney Stratford.

There are two Hotels right next to each other one called ‘The Cock, ‘the other called ‘The Bull.’ with a narrow alleyway running between them. Apparently, so the story goes, centuries ago, there were two old washerwomen. One worked in ‘The Cock,’ the other, in ‘The Bull.’ The two old women regularly chatted and gossiped to each other from the upstairs rooms across the narrow alleyway. The women became well-known locally, and gradually the term, ‘Cock and Bull Story’ came into being. To my immense joy, my colleagues and I stayed in the Bull for a couple of evenings.

So, summing up, despite Milton Keynes exuding a rather boring reputation for its lack of atmosphere and excitement to the outside world, I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent working there. Speaking from personal experience, I can dispute the erroneous personality which Milton Keynes portrays to the outside world.

Perhaps it is twinned with Sodom and Gomorrah after all?”

 

 

Toxic Bedlam & Misadventure by Vinson Chard is currently available in paperback and e-book from Amazon UK.

It is also available from Amazon US.

 

 

 

Press/Media Contact Details:

 The Inspira Group Literary Agency
Tel. 0208 292 5163
E-mail: darin@theinspiragroup.com

Spotlight: Dizzy Izzy and the Singer by Zee ‘C’

Izzy continues her adventures as the Fairy Queen developing the kingdom and learning about the animals in her kingdom. On her quest to know more about fairy hotels she meets up with a country singer who works closely with Izzy to offer advice and support in the areas that Izzy requires it.

 

 

About the Author:

Zee was born into a farming community on the North York Moors in 1956. She enjoyed a typical country upbringing surrounded by fields, trees and extended family. She always loved all animals and throughout her early life she had a variety of animals as companions. From being a toddler she always had at least one dog but often several more who provided protection and unconditional love. In the words of her late mum ‘she always had at least one dog hanging on to her clothes so there is no wonder she can write stories from their point of view’. She remained on the family farm until she was 35 when she flew the nest to explore a different world. She held a variety of jobs around the care industry until she was 60 when she finally published her first novel which found a niche audience of readers from a wide age range. To her knowledge her youngest reader is about 2 and her eldest is 90 years young and all the ages between. The success of her first novel inspired her to complete her second one closely followed by her 3rd. This is her 4th novel hot off the press. She has many more ideas waiting in her head so expects to release many more over the next few years. All her stories are amusing feel good tales that have a social message to impart. They are all standalone books but will make up a series as time goes by. Her ambition is to one day have a smallholding where she was born and brought up where she can raise and observe a variety of different animals to keep ideas for her stories fresh and new.

 

Zee ‘C’ has previously published “Scruffy” in October 2016:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scruffy-Zee-C/dp/1787191354

https://amzn.to/2C6OixZ

 

along with “Dizzy Izzy” in October 2017:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dizzy-Izzy-Zee-C/dp/1787195813

https://amzn.to/2UCPYpY

 

and “Scruffy and Maisie” in June 2018:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scruffy-Maisie-Zee-C/dp/1789551692

https://amzn.to/2PudORb

 

Excerpt from “Dizzy Izzy and the Singer”:

“Hi I’m Izzy, no Queen Izzy, and I believe you are a squirrel as I met some yesterday.”

“Hi Queen Izzy, yes I am a squirrel, and my name is Sarah. I have a nest up there with my babies in but they are too little at the moment to come down here. I didn’t know we had a queen of the fairies although I often see a number of fairies and elves around the bottom of the waterfall when I go for a drink.”

“Yes, those are the fairies that elected me Queen yesterday, no sorry the day before, and I am still exploring my kingdom. I spent quite a while this morning exploring Penny’s garden and yesterday I explored the waterfall right up to top. I met the deer at the top and then the wild goats on the side of the waterfall. Bertie, the male goat, gave me a lift to the clearing where I met a mummy fox and a family of squirrels as well as several rabbits. Today I have been to see the deer and goats again to arrange for them all to meet Penny the day after tomorrow,” explained Izzy.

“Who is this Penny you keep mentioning?” asked Sarah.

“Penny lives in the cottage near the waterfall. The fairies and elves had begun to develop her garden for their use before I came to live with her but then we found out she is one of those special humans who can see and talk to fairies and elves and can talk to animals too,” replied Izzy.”

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Dizzy Izzy and the Singer by Zee ‘C’ is available in paperback from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

 

 

Press/Media Contact Details:

 New Generation Publishing
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Spotlight: William Finds the Feather by Nikki Piper

Whilst playing in his garden, William finds a feather.

Why did the feather choose him?

Join William on his journey as he discovers what it means to find a feather and how it changes his understanding of the world.

 

About the Author:

Nikki Piper is the author of three books for children aged 5 – 8 years, the other two are entitled “William Finds the Butterfly” and “William Finds the Robin”:

www.amazon.co.uk/William-Finds-Butterfly-Nikki-Piper/dp/1789553105

 www.amazon.co.uk/William-Finds-Robin-Nikki-Piper/dp/1789553091

 

 

 

Amazon Review:

Wordly Traveller

5.0 out of 5 stars

 7th December 2018 – Published on Amazon.com

 My daughter loved this book!  Beautifully illustrated

I would recommend this book for any child who has a natural thirst for knowledge and creativity.

I’ve read all three books about how William’s finds a butterfly, a robin and a feather.  These stories sensitively teach children about how to deal with loss of a loved one and how discovering something new can spur your imagination and make you want to explore the world more.

These are lovely little children’s books which can either be read by young children or read to them, and the illustrations are really exceptional.

 

William Finds the Feather by Nikki Piper is available in paperback from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon US.

 

 

 

 

 

Press/Media Contact Details:

 New Generation Publishing
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