23 11 2015

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During the 2015 California legislative session nearly two dozen gun-related bills were introduced for consideration. Although many of these bills failed, several of them were signed into law and will take effect on January 1, 2016.

Are you prepared for the newest changes in California’s gun laws? Don’t fall behind the learning curve! Get ready to purchase your copy of the 2016 Third Edition of California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations, coming in early December 2015.

The new Third Edition explains all the new gun laws passed during the 2015 legislative session, including:
The new law that allows sheriffs to make agreements with and delegate the processing of all Carry License applications to local Police Chiefs or other heads of a municipal police departments
Significant changes to the exemptions to California’s Gun Free School Zone law
Expanded coverage on California’s lead ammunition bans
The new exemption to the “Unsafe Handgun” Act that allows the transfer of a state-issued handgun to the spouse or domestic partner of a peace officer who died in the line of duty
The laws on “gun violence restraining orders” and the risks they pose
The Third Edition also contains a number of technical revisions, case updates, and expanded explanations of the laws. So the book will keep you up-to-date about all of the newest changes in, and interpretations of, the law.

But that’s not all! The Third Edition has also been resized, reformatted, and reorganized into a slightly larger, but thinner book. The text and the tables and charts have also been enlarged to make it easier to read, access, and understand both the existing laws and all of the newest changes in California’s firearm laws.

It’s quite an improvement! You’re gonna like it.

Order the 2016 Third Edition of California Gun Laws Now!
Visit to http://www.CalGunLawsBook.com for more information.

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11 09 2015


God is a Lion, rich in detail, full of information, photos and stories about Lions is unique among books about Lions as the reader will discover following the author’s in-depth exploration of how the spiritual destiny of human beings is linked to the destiny of the Lion from prehistoric times to the present.

God is a Lion is also a personal story, one woman’s life-long quest in search of the Lion, which led her to leave behind 30 years of life in the Catholic nun hood to seek answers as to why the Lion was so important to her spiritual journey. She arrives at the Namibian Wildlife Refuge, Harnas, in 2012 to be in the presence of living African Lions and there meets Lion Man, Frikkie von Solms, born in the same year as she, 1945. Growing up continents away from each other, their lives reflect parallels and counterpoints of the history which shaped their respective lives in California and Nambia over more than 5 decades of the 20th Century.

God is a Lion, written initially by hand in the presence of two lion brothers, Zion and Trust pictured on the cover front and back combines facts and scientific information with powerful imaginal thinking and language. The author’s use of sensory detail, poetic language, and humor transport the reader from toad collecting in Sacramento, California in the 1950’s all the way to an African star-spangled night ringing with the roars of Lions.

African Trinity
Caracal, you are a casket of red secrets
Cheetah, you, a velocity of dapple light
and Lion, you, with your wide-as-sky-soul, you are
the sun’s heart-beat on earth, on earth, on earth.

Now available:  http://www.godisalion.com


13 02 2015

Mills-FrontCover My client Ray Mills is an Internationally recognized Gold Detecting Expert from Redding, CA.  This book will definitely give you “gold fever” available now at: WWW.TRINITYAU.COM

The Drinker’s Guide To Healthy Living

20 10 2014


Now available at:
www.drinkersguidetohealthyliving.com or on Amazon in print & eBook
The Drinkers Guide To Healthy Living represents the culmination of 15 years of observation, analysis, study and experimentation dealing with the following question: Is it possible for individuals to be supremely healthy even though they consume significant amounts of alcohol on a daily basis? This is not a simple question, given the multiplicity of issues to be considered. For example, is any amount of alcohol consumed on a daily basis “too much?” Is there such a thing as healthy “moderate” drinking and, if so, what are the definitional parameters? What about differences in gender? For example, are women more susceptible than men to the detriments of alcohol at any level of consumption? What about differences in race and ethnicity? For example, are Asians more prone to negative health ramifications as a result of imbibing any type of alcohol? Does genetics play a role, that is, are certain otherwise healthy people at greater risk for alcohol-related health problems due to their genetic codes?

In considering these fundamental questions, myriad other issues come into play, such as whether or not physical exercise routines play a significant role in healthy living for drinkers. Also, to what extent does stress impact drinkers? Many people get by on less sleep than they should, but does this really result in additional negative consequences for drinkers? Does consuming any level of alcohol add to the load of environmental toxins by which all of us is impacted every day? Is the combined impact of all these factors further impacted by age?

The Drinkers Guide To Healthy Living addresses all these subject areas and provides access to substantial additional information for any reader interested in a particular subject area. The book also focuses on the critically important role of diet and nutrition, and it spends significant time analyzing the degree to which daily supplementation of various vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and fatty acids aids a person in being as healthy as possible, consistent with drinking alcoholic beverages.

The author is a firm believer in the principle that each individual must take control of her or his life. As a drinker of alcoholic beverages for many years, the author has personally tested his theory that lifestyle modifications can influence one’s health, no matter whether a person is a moderate or immoderate drinker. The final chapter of the book lays out the author’s personal health regimen, as well as his most recent medical results.

This book is a must read for anyone interested in achieving optimal health benefits while continuing to drink alcoholic beverages.


17 04 2014

The books have arrived and are ready to be ordered at: calgunlawsbook.com

The 2nd Edition is on the truck and heading to CA, go to: calgunlawsbook.com

“This is a must have reference book for police, prosecutors, judges,
defense attorneys, and gun owners. California’s gun laws are far more complicated than
even the professionals realize.”
—Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney (Ret.)
The New, Improved, and Expanded Second Edition of California Gun Laws – a guide to state and federal firearm regulations is Now Available!

If you choose to have a gun in California, this book could keep you out of jail! Order the new 2nd Edition of the popular reference book California Gun Laws, A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations by renowned firearms lawyer C.D. Michel – the attorney who brought us the tremendous victory in Peruta v. San Diego, a landmark decision on “shall issue” carry licenses.

Packed with the results of thousands of hours of legal research worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and chock-full of insights drawn from C.D. Michel’s 20 years of experience in state and federal courts, this 500+ page comprehensive resource and reference book can be ordered now.

The 2nd Edition covers the important new gun laws that took effect on January 1, 2014 and answers the most frequently asked questions about California firearms laws such as:

When can you use deadly force?
Who can possess a gun?
When are you permitted to have a gun?
Where can you have a gun?
How must a gun be possessed?
How do you get your gun rights back?
Which guns are banned?
How do you get your guns back from the police?
Can you carry a gun in public?

Don’t Become An Accidental Criminal

Having firearms for self-defense, sport, and hunting is your individual constitutional right. But exercising that right carries extraordinary responsibilities. Along with your responsibility to know and follow safety procedures, you also have an obligation to comply with all applicable state, federal, and local laws. The 2nd Edition of California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations explores and explains the California firearms laws that affect firearm owners.

There are over 800 California state statutes regulating the manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, and use of firearms. There are thousands of overlapping federal laws regulating firearms. And there are hundreds of administrative regulations, local ordinances, and California Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms’ written and unwritten policies that also apply to California gun owners. With all the overlapping regulations, it’s no wonder that confusion runs rampant among California gun owners, as well as among police, prosecutors, and judges.

On top of this already byzantine regulatory scheme, on January 1, 2012, California’s firearms laws were completely reorganized and re-numbered. Because of the complexity of the laws, inadvertent violations by well-intentioned good people are increasingly common. In the politicized legal environment of California “gun-control” laws, the consequences of even an inadvertent violation can be severe.

To protect yourself, you need to know the law. This book will help. Don’t become an accidental criminal! The 2nd Edition of California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations tells you how to legally buy, own, transport and possess firearms; when it is legal to use deadly force; and how to – or whether you can – get your firearms or firearm rights back if they are taken away. The book warns about common legal “traps” and troublesome “gray areas” that California firearm owners often unintentionally fall into, and ensures that those who are subject to these complex firearms laws can avoid violating them. This book also helps educate those tasked with enforcing the law about firearms laws so they can avoid mistaken arrests and prosecutions.
– See more at: http://www.calgunlawsbook.com/#sthash.VnoewGZm.dpuf


10 01 2014

Do You Believe in Ghosts???
Dare to join a Real Psychic-Medium you may have seen on National or International Television or heard on Radio on his Famous Haunted House Walking Tours…
Called the Best Ghost Tours in California by the LA Weekly & L.A. Times
Michael is the published author of more than 50 books to date & one of the most televised and interviewed Psychic-Mediums in the U.S.A., today. Visit his Funtastic Website WWW.ICGHOSTS.COMGetInline

Protect Yourself From Violence

2 01 2014


“Protect Yourself From Violence- Tactics, Tools and Preparations” is an indispensable guide to your personal survival in an increasingly violent world. The information provided in “Protect Yourself From Violence” will go a long way to keeping you and your family from becoming victims of violence.
You will learn in “Protect Yourself From Violence” effective tactics of how to interact with the world around you so danger is minimized. You will also learn what tools can effectively protect you that make sense and are legal. Lastly, you will learn what preparations that you can do which will make you safer.
In addition, you will learn in “Protect Yourself From Violence” the key concepts and benefits of being safe such as: the color code system of awareness, the power of having force multipliers, the value of deterrents and the importance of having effective weapons and other self-defense tools.
You and your family can be safer by following the advice presented in “Protect Yourself From Violence”. This advice was hard earned by the author. You don’t have to be a victim in the future. Take charge of your safety. Assess how safe you currently are (an assessment is included in this book). Then take the information in “Protect Yourself From Violence- Tactics, Tools and Preparations” to greatly reduce the chance of something bad happening to you. You Don’t Have To Be A Victim of Criminal Violence!
Now available http://www.protectyourselffromviolence.com, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Boob (f) or Life

2 01 2014


When Gina was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she experienced myriad emotions which she relates in her book, Boobs for Life. Through fear, anger, and anxiety which eventually gave way to understanding and acceptance, Gina tells us all how she endured surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation in an effort to become and stay cancer-free.
Boobs for life is more than a story about cancer though. It is a story which will inspire others to face their demons head-on. Whether you are currently fighting cancer, are a cancer-survivor, or just love someone who is, Boobs for Life will take you on a journey from the hell that is breast cancer diagnosis through all the phases of treatment. With Boobs for Life you will come to know Gina as a champion and not a victim. She was a woman with a family, a career, and a life that was derailed by the unexpected. Gina did not give up, and in her stories you will find that faith and love can help you conquer anything! Available on Amazon, visit: Read the rest of this entry »

THE AURA OF DESTINY – A gripping novel of time and chance.

10 07 2013

GetAttachmentPeter Matthews has directed a strange diary to his father, Jack – who will not be born for almost two hundred years. Reported drowned off the coast of Tahiti, Peter describes in his manuscript how a shimmering rainbow-like aura sent him hurtling more than two hundred years back in time. While gripping events challenge him in his new world, Peter – who is given the Tahitian name Manu – falls in love with the beautiful native girl Tiare. As the warrior Manu, he leads his province in battle against a powerful enemy, and over time witnesses history repeat itself; and he describes how extraordinary developments carry him to Jamaica where his life will once again hang in the balance. Determined to learn the truth behind the manuscript, Jack Matthews locates Dr. Heinrich Werner, a psychiatrist who knew Peter while also vacationing in Tahiti, and who Peter had mentioned in his diary. After meeting Dr. Werner and hearing his theories behind the manuscript, the two men embark on a riveting search for Peter in Tahiti. The Aura of Destiny is a roller coaster ride of adventure and suspense told in the present day and eighteenth century Tahiti. It is the love story of Peter and Tiare; it relives key moments in history; it captures the island’s beauty and culture; and, its electrifying ending just might take your breath away.

Available on Amazon


12 06 2012

Based on the recent sales numbers, apparently this time of year people are not only thinking about strolling the beach in swimsuit ready bodies but also about improving their looks.  Dr. Soria is an international leader in the field of beauty without surgery.  If you are considering procedures, this book is a MUST READ!


If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, this is a must read!  Internationally recognized Dr. Carlos Soria M.D., Ph.D. explains the various types of treatments available without surgery.  With this information you will be able to make an intelligent decision about which procedure will be best for your needs and budget.  Loaded with before/after photos, the results are simply stunning!  Dr. Soria is also available to train other medical professionals in these non-surgical procedures.

The book is available on Amazon or for a better representation of the book it can be purchased at http://www.villaofyouth.com

Revealed: How one Amazon Kindle scam made millions of dollars For years, thousands were tricked into buying low-quality ebooks.

29 09 2016


Publishers Are Looking at Facebook the Wrong Way: It’s Not a Publishing Platform

6 09 2016
Publishers Are Looking at Facebook the Wrong Way: It’s Not a Publishing Platform

How to Negotiate Book Sales with Deceitful Buyers

2 09 2016

Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend! ~ Penny

How to Negotiate Book Sales with Deceitful Buyers

How to Sell Books in the Multi-Billion Dollar Gift Shop Market

26 08 2016
How to Sell Books in the Multi-Billion Dollar Gift Shop Market


14 08 2016

I posted this article several years ago, it was updated in April 2016.  Read it and BEWARE!


BOOK AWARDS 2016-2017

9 08 2016



First early-bird deadline is September 24, 2016. Enter soon to save!

We are proud to announce the reopen of the annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, conducted to honor the year’s best independently published titles. Jenkins Group will present the medals for the 21st annual Independent Publisher Book Awards in May 2017 in New York City in conjunction with the BookExpo America convention.

Click here to view the 2017 entry guidelines.
Click here to view the 2016 national winners.
Click here to view the 2016 regional and ebook winners.
Click here to view the 2016 outstanding winners.



The 2016 Living Now Awards are now closed for judging – best of luck to the entrants!

The Living Now Book Awards are designed to honor life-changing books, and to bring increased recognition to the year’s best lifestyle, homestyle, world-improvement and self-improvement books and their creators. We also present the Living Now Evergreen Book Medals, in five categories, to commemorate books published since the year 2000, for contributing to positive global change.

Click here to view the 2015 medalists.
Click here to view the Evergreen medalists.


The FINAL entry deadline is this month – enter by August 20, 2016!

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards contest is designed to honor the year’s best children’s books, authors and illustrators. This year’s tenth annual Moonbeam Awards program is open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish and intended for the North American market.

Click here to view the 2015 medalists.
Click here to view the guidelines and entry form. 


Entry fee is just $85 per category until the second early-bird entry deadline on August 27. 

The Illumination Awards are intended to celebrate and recognize the exemplary books produced by the ever-growing Christian branch of publishing and bookselling. With 19 different categories, from Bible Study and Devotional to Education and Children’s Picture Book, Jenkins Group aims to recognize a broad range of diverse books, authors and publishers.

Click here to view the 2017 entry guidelines.

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Entry fee is just $85 per category until the second early-bird entry deadline on October 29th!

The prestigious Axiom Business Book Awards are presented in 22 business categories and serve as the premier list to help business book readers discover new and innovative works.

Click here to view the 2016 medalists.
Click here to view the 2017 entry guidelines.



Book Publishing, Authors, Independent, Writers Associations

8 08 2016

I’m a big fan of authors joining their local groups for networking, picking brains and learning about Self-Publishing, Writing, etc. so I thought it was a good time to re-publish this list:



Independent Book Publishers Assoc. – http://www.ibpa-online.org

Bay Area Independent Publishers Assoc. – http://www.baipa.org

Book Publishers Northwest – http://www.bpnw.org

Midwest Independent Publishers Assoc. – http://www.mipa.org

Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable – http://www.publishersroundtable.org

New Mexico Book Assoc. –  bpnwnews@aol.com

Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc. – http://www.cipabooks.com

Connecticut Authors & Publishers Assoc. – http://www.aboutcapa.com

Florida Publishers Assoc., Inc. – http://www.FloridaPublishersAssociation.com

Great Lakes Independent Publishers Assoc. – glipa@tm.net

Northern California Publishers & Authors – http://www.norcalpa.org

Northwest Assoc. of Book Publishers – http://www.nabponline.org/

Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario – http://www.ontariobooks.ca

Publishers & Writers of San Diego – http://www.PublishersWriters.org

Hawaii Book Publishers Assoc. – http://www.hawaiibooks.org

Independent Publishers of New England – http://www.ipne.org

Michigan Black Independent Publishers Assoc. – info@tanyabates.com

Midatlantic Book Publishers Assoc. – http://www.midatlanticbookpublishers.com

Publishers Assoc. of Los Angeles – http://www.pa-la.org

Publishers Assoc. of the West – PubWest.org

Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network – http://www.spawn.org

St. Louis Publishers Assoc. – http://www.stlouispublishers.org

Upper Penninsula Publishers & Authors Assoc. – http://www.uppaa.org