An employee’s guide to advancement in the workplace. “USE PROTECTION: An Employee’s Guide to Advancement in the Workplace” by Johanna Harris.
USE PROTECTION: An Employee’s Guide to Advancement in the Workplace, just published, includes chapters on job interviews, offer letters, background investigations, mentoring, performance evaluations, overtime pay, medical leave, disabilities, investigations of misconduct, sexual harassment, workplace violence, termination for poor performance or violating company rules, reductions in force, and non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. Having amassed a successful track record advising managers and human resources professionals, Johanna Harris has written a highly accessible how-to manual for employees “from the perspective of someone who has been on the other side.”
“Use Protection: An Employee’s Guide to Advancement in the Workplace isn’t your usual employee guide to office politics: it goes beyond typical HR-oriented advice to reveal the ‘hidden’ company processes and rules most general, non-union employees never know. The fact that author Johanna Harris is a labor lawyer, specializes in investigating employee wrongdoing, and that she holds extensive experience in human resources law and employee relations lends authority to advice which is not to be found in other general books on employment.” – D. More >
Poisoned Pen Press announces the release of “Leave Tomorrow Behind” by Judy Clemens, available nationwide.
Poisoned Pen Press announces the release of Leave Tomorrow Behind by Judy Clemens. Leave Tomorrow Behind (Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-4642-0202-5, $24.95, 290 pages/Trade Paper, ISBN: 978-1-4642-0204-9, 290 pages, $14.95/Large Print Trade Paper, ISBN: 978-1-4642-0203-2, $22.95, 406 pages) available wherever fine books are sold.
The latest mystery by Anthony and Agatha Award finalist Judy Clemens, Leave Tomorrow Behind has received high advance praise. Publishers Weekly calls Leave Tomorrow Behind “heartfelt” and adds “Clemens creates a cozy, safe-feeling community that needs a fierce defender like Stella to protect it from bad eggs. Readers will love her determination.”
About Leave Tomorrow Behind:
She’s back! Tattooed, hard-working, and often crabby dairy farmer and biker Stella Crown is hot—both in temperature and temperament. Her sister-in-law is a nag, her fiancé Nick is ill, and her bank account is in the red. But when a local country star turns up dead at the county fair, where Stella’s teenage employee Zach is an exhibitor, things turn from hot to ugly.
Stella wasn’t friends with the victim. In fact, she’d only seen her from a distance. But seeing how Stella was the one More >
“Authorship Demystified” by Paul Anthony is a A self help book for creatives.
Writing is a very personal journey but the destination is much more public if you want to be published. Commitment, imagination and determination are the lifeblood of authors. It is what drives them to succeed and describes the stuff of dreams.
Somewhere between the first tap of the keyboard and that final full stop lies a thousand unspoken questions about what one might do with the finished work, and whether you will succeed if you are ever published. In the beginning planning is a crucial element since research, mind wrestling, plotting and crafting, are key components of that piece of work you are determined to complete.
Eventually writing begins to flow from the mind and you record everything in a logical manner. The objective is to entertain, inform, and communicate the written word to a reader. Finally, when the manuscript is finished, you are a smidgen away from becoming a published author.
How many individuals enter the world of writing in the dark – unsure of what happens next – and how to proceed? Do you need an editor to check and perhaps revitalise your work? Do More >
Tales of rescuing the dogs who became our teachers, healers, and always faithful friends in “Rescue Me” by Val Silver.
Val Silver is pleased to announce the release of her first book, Rescue Me, to raise awareness and funds for non-profit shelters and rescues caring for homeless dogs.
Rescue Me is a collection of twelve original inspirational stories, complete with photos and accompanying audios, of ten dog lovers who rescued the dogs who ultimately rescued them. This book contains true tales of extraordinary commitment, physical and emotional healing, life lessons learned,overcoming challenges, faith, twists of fate, new lives, and the magical joy that comes from the bond of unconditional love and acceptance between humans and their dogs.
Rescue Me is a book with a mission. It was written to show that shelter and rescue dogs of all types and ages can make wonderful family members, as well as to raise awareness about the plight of homeless dogs and to encourage responsible pet ownership. Donations from the sale of Rescue Me will go to help shelters and rescues care for the animals in their care. Rescue Me is currently available on Amazon as a kindle book and will soon be More >
Learn the truth about the Quran and its followers in “Have Muslims Abandoned the Quran?” by M. Saeed
In this insightful book, M. Saeed states that many Muslims are not following the Holy Quran and have abandoned its teachings. It has reached a point where Taliban extremists are killing innocent men, women, and children in the name of religion, where women’s education is under attack in Pakistan, Somalia, and other Muslim countries in the name of religion. Why?
The author believes many Muslims are Muslims in name only, but not by deeds. They are not following the book of God, but are instead following books written by men.
As the world grows ever smaller, it’s important for the West to learn Muslim beliefs. These teachings include important verses of the Quran, the Quran’s dress code for women, why stoning to death of adulterers is a flagrant violation of the Quran, and what non-Muslim scholars are saying about the Prophet of Islam.
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“The Peace Eden Files: House of Skeletons” by Eric Fields, Jr. is the first book in fantasy adventure series and introduces teen heroine.
Fifteen-year-old Peace Eden was born with telekinetic and telepathic powers. While some see this as a gift, her parents believe it’s a curse and try to “cure” her of her extraordinary powers. Feeling unloved, Peace runs away to her grandfather, Merlin, who possesses the same powers. Her journey turns dangerous when she is chased by a local gang, gets lost in the woods, and is attacked by a drug-enhanced wolf.
As Peace learns more about her powers, she discovers a secret about her father – her House of Skeletons – and teams up with a boy named Taffy to save kidnapped members of his tribe. See what else is in store for Peace in her further adventures.
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Breath in the Italian countryside with this new coming-of-age story – “To Tuscany With Love” by Gail Mencini.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Italian countryside through Gail Mencini’s debut novel “To Tuscany with Love” (January 2014, Capriole Group).
Inspired by a family friend’s trip to Tuscany for a college reunion, Mencini introduces readers to eight very different students who meet while studying abroad during a life-changing summer semester. They reunite 30 years later only to discover lingering emotions, the need to address the fear of letting the past dictate the future, and the power of friendship.
“What entices me about college reunions, especially those that happen several years after graduation, is that I imagine people going through life with a suitcase,” Mencini says. “By the time a person is in ‘those middle years,’ their suitcase is full of successes, failures, secrets, regrets, and unfulfilled dreams. It is a fascinating time to bring people back together again.”
In this heartbreaking and humorous romp through central Italy, the author breathes life into the book’s pages with eloquent descriptions of cities and hillside towns as well as the region’s local wine and cuisine. Mencini personally visited the historical and cultural More >
Can he help his mate heal and stop an old enemy from killing her? “Ha’ven’s Song” by S. E. Smith.
Ha’ven Ha’darra is the Crown Prince of the Curizans, an advanced species known for their technology. They may not have the power to shift like the Valdier or the Sarafin but they have hidden powers of their own that they guard. Not even his best friends, Creon Reykill of the Valdier or Vox d’Rojah of the Sarafin, are aware of the powers he holds within his deadly frame.
Ha’ven is happy to help out his Valdier friend when he calls. There are only two things that satisfy the restlessness inside him – a good fight and an even better evening with a hot, willing female. He has no desire to settle down like his two friends have. He enjoys having his freedom and the wide sample of females at his disposal.
All of that changes when he catches a glimpse of the delicate beauty who looks through him as if he doesn’t even exist. His blood calls to her, his magic aches to meld with hers, but she blocks his every advance.
Emma Watson’s life was perfect. Her love More >
Science fiction meets supernatural in “Snow Blind and Other Shocks” by Patrick Mulready a new collection of short stories.
The short story Snow Blind was released as a solo last year. Now Patrick Mulready has added three more stories with a twist at the end. A mixture of science fiction with strange and even supernatural this collection of short stories leaves the reader with a shocked surprise at the end.
Snow Blind is set on a distant planet where winters are long and summers brief. An expeditionary team are expecting snow but not the sort that arrives.
Ripped In 4 Weeks – a possible cautionary tale about taking unknown body supplements.
Gemina, Wyoming – Follow a road engineer as he searches for a new way of life. Will he find it in a town that doesn’t exist?
Death Is In Season – the chance to make a fortune telling people how to avoid their impending death seems like a good idea until our hero meets the owner of the death list.
Author Name:: Patrick Mulready Book Title:: Snow Blind and Other Shocks ISBN:: B00GPQGFW0 Publisher:: Blue Hour Publishing Release Date:: 16th November 2013 Category:: Fiction Subcategory:: Science FictionMore >
Exposé and dissection of health care industry offers solutions, not placebos. “US Health Care: The King Is Naked” by Mushtaq A. Awan, MD.
When it comes to health care, the vast majority of us – by following known principals of healthy living and self-directed preventive medicine like not smoking, not drinking, and refraining from indiscriminate sexual behavior – can be among the 80 percent of those who never need to see a doctor in their lifetime.
Instead, we have been made dependent by the health care industry to take unneeded drugs for diseases that are self-limited, and in the name of preventive medicine, drugs of marginal benefit to the individual that come at great cost to society. Similarly, we take tests and procedures including periodic physical exams and colonoscopies, because we have been frightened by the fear of cancer and high cholesterol. Yearly physicals are nothing but a fishing expedition by the SYSTEM for its own benefit, and are not of any great help to society as a whole. The much-touted Obamacare may provide more fish to the fishing expedition, but will not make the nation healthier. Instead, it may weaken More >