Author of God's Poetic Treasures

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Friday, February 9, 2018

New Author Alert

Upcoming Author Troy Michalski

Name: Troy Michalski(pen name T. F. Chowski)
Age: 23

When I started writing: I became a story writer last February, but I’ve written lyrics since I was a young child.

Why I chose to write fantasy/adventure: I grew up spending countless hours playing video games and watching Harry Potter movies so the day I chose to write a book it was an easy decision to choose the fantasy genre.

Fun fact: I was born with transposition of the great arteries, meaning my heart and veins were tangled backwards at birth, which caused me to have two open heart surgeries. Of which, I died on the table of the second surgery.

If you wish to contact or follow Troy:  

Title of book: Realms of Aura: Rise of the Infected


        Zaleon is a twenty-five-year-old prodigy next in line to join the council controlling the six realms. Each realm powered by a different magic called an aura. The six realms are a peaceful society with a dark tradition. Multiaurables, people that could utilize the auras of more than one realm, are hunted down in fear they have too much power to be allowed to live. Zaleon discovers he is a multiaurable in a secluded location but is quickly thrown into a life of lying and running in an attempt to hide his ability. On his journey, he meets three other multiaurables, Bjorn, Maya, and Juju.
While running from the fearsome Hunters' Heads, and their equally deadly comrades the Hunters, they are forced to travel in the Doomlands of the realms. Along their travels, they face the mighty Beasts of Ruin, eight powerful beasts that used to be the alpha-beings of the realms long ago.
As the biggest festival of the year approaches, a danger grows deep in the Doomlands of the Tundra of Trudendale. The Hunters fall under attack more and more often forcing them to expand their numbers, thus creating more threats to Zaleon and the other multiaurables. As some of the Beasts of Ruin begin displaying the abilities of some of the different auras' magic they pin the six realms against the wall forcing them to call upon the assistance of the four multiaurables to help them stop the rise of the infected beast and the man who seems to be controlling them.
Six realms

The six realms are each powered by a different aura although all six auras are present in each realm in various amounts. The realms are Cloud Temple(Teal aura), Tundra of Trudendale(Navy aura), Caverns of Crossfire(Scarlet aura), Hollows of Shadowsfall(Violet aura), Canals of Silohan(Emerald aura), and Shores of the Storms(Nyanza aura).

Side note: This is the first book in a three, possibly more, part series. The second is in the beginning stages of outlining. It has also undergone editing before the query process. This is his first novel

Friday, January 26, 2018

This weeks Book review

From Faith to Faith: A Daily Guide to Victory  -     By: Kenneth Copeland
I enjoy reading devotionals because they give you a reading plan and they usually have a table of contents where you can look for topics that you need or want to know about.

The Authors description: 
Enjoy a faith-filled message of encouragement every day of the year! Addressing the daily struggles you face---including weariness, irritation, children, finances, overeating, worry, and more---the Copelands show you that by applying the Word of God you can make changes for victory in every area of your life. Includes a Bible reading plan and topical index. 384 pages, softcover from Harrison House.
My thoughts:
Although this book has a devotional reading for each day of the month, this book has a topical index which has topics of inspiration, with the days you would find the topics in the devotional. In the beginning of the book there is a prayer of protection from Psalms 91. 
The daily devotions in the book are scripture based, interesting and they will lead you to a closer walk with God. I enjoy reading this book because it is faith base and it will build your faith in God. 
At the end of the book it gives another index with the months of the year, with every scripture referenced in the book. There is also a prayer for salvation and the baptism of the Holy Spirit which will help an individual to get a closer walk with God. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Author Bio

Priscilla McGee was born and raised in Salisbury N.C. She graduated from Salisbury High School in 1989. She has been writing poetry for 20 years and when she gave her life to the Lord her writing style changed. Priscilla McGee began writing about God and it eventually became poetic expressions.   Priscilla McGee would like to share these poetic expressions with the world. She has four beautiful children, Appollonia Rankin, Whitley Rankin, Shakela Litaker and Duane Thomas (Davontae Isaiah). Her father, James M. McGee and mother, Junnies McGee raised her in the church. She has been a follower and leader in the body of Christ since 1997. Priscilla McGee is a certified Childcare Teacher. Priscilla McGee has been a lover of poetry since High School and she has been writing these creative expressions since 2007. She was then inspired in 2008 to transform them into a book and God's Poetic Treasures was born. Priscilla has recently began writing children's literature and her first published work is Colors of the Sea. .It is a book for preschool aged children ages 1-3 and it will help your children to learn about sea life and the colors in the sea. She has recently written a second revised edition of God's Poetic Treasures Her published works are God's Poetic Treasures and Colors of the Sea.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

God's Poetic Treasures

God's Poetic Treasures a inspirational poetry book written by Priscilla McGee. On sale online everywhere, in your local book store ordering is available. and my website

Monday, November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011 Featured Author

Laura Hoopes 

Laura L. Mays Hoopes is a married college biology professor who teaches and does molecular gerontology research at Pomona College east of Los Angeles.  She has two grown children and a yen to write.  She has a memoir coming out in spring, 2010 and 21 published articles in magazines and newspapers. After taking many online writing courses, she completed a certificate in creative writing through UCLA Extension with Distinction in 2009.  One of Laura’s essays won second prize in the Writers’ Journal Travel Article Contest in 2007, and another won first prize in Byline Creative Nonfiction Contest in 2008.  A prequel of her memoir, “Great Ecology Tour,” was published in the North Carolina Literary Review in summer, 2008. In summer, 2010 she received a scholarship to the Norman Mailer Writers Colony to study Biography.  In fall, 2010 she was admitted to the MFA program at San Diego State University and has continued her study of creative writing (fiction).  She is at work on a biography of two major women molecular biologists and two novels.

Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling: An American Woman Becomes a DNA Scientist [Paperback]

Laura L Mays Hoopes

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In her memoir, Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling, Laura Hoopes chronicles her entry in to science in the 1960s, before men were ready for women to join them in molecular biology. She ran into both locked doors and supportive mentors along the way, and as she grew up, she decided not to give up a family life for science. That decision shaped her career as she completed her PhD at Yale, did postdoctoral research, and accepted a faculty position at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Throughout the memoir, Hoopes shows how she balanced career and family, and she comes down unequivocally in favor of family relationships for women scientists, unlike many voices today. She is passionate about getting the message out that it IS possible to be a family woman and also a productive, publishing scientist. We see her juggling a sick child and a teaching responsibility, confronting racism in her son's junior high school, and being overwhelmed by the suicide of one of her early research students. Her grants and research happen in the background, and she lets us know they mean a lot to her without taking us into the details of the science. Hoopes' memoir will make you laugh, cry, and cheer as you follow her progress through professorial ranks to Vice President for Academic Affairs and national leadership for undergraduate research.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Featured Author

Jessica Powers

Author Bio

J.L. Powers is an author, scholar, and freelance writer. Powers holds master’s degrees in African History from State University of New York-Albany and Stanford University, won a Fulbright-Hayes to study Zulu in South Africa, and served as a visiting scholar in Stanford’s African Studies Department in 2008 and 2009. She lives in San Francisco’s Bay area and teaches writing at Skyline Community College. This is her second novel for young adults.

Cinco Puntos Press, $16.95 (208p) ISBN 978-1-933693-95-8.

This Thing Called the Future by J.L. Powers.
This is not your mama's coming-of-age story. In a South African shantytown, 14-year-old Khosi struggles with poverty, disease and oh, there's a boy at school she has a huge crush on. This Thing Called the Future, the latest from Fulbright scholar J.L. Powers, pulls you right into Khosi's confusing, magical world, where ancient tradition collides with modern problems. Where the teenage anticipation of a first kiss or going away to college is marred by the deadly threat of AIDS. It hangs in the air, thick like an approaching storm, like thunder just in the distance. Publisher's Weekly: "Through the eyes of a conflicted teenager, Powers (The Confessional) composes a compelling, often harrowing portrait of a struggling country, where old beliefs and rituals still have power, but can't erase the problems of the present. Readers will be fully invested in Khosi's efforts to secure a better future."

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Jessica Powers