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by Adele Seronde

Let us return to our native place…

Is it too late to save the Earth? Gloom may fill the news of the day but not the pages of Adele Seronde’s OUR SACRED GARDEN: THE LIVING EARTH. Her book is at once a search and discovery as Seronde draws upon a lifetime of art and activism, of discovering spirituality and learning the secrets of nature.

She writes of a growing new movement that is transforming this gloom into simple and loving ways to heal our strange and wonderful planet and ourselves, ways to connect once again with nature and to explore with one another the power of the creative spirit which binds us together.

Because of that premise, a significant market exists for this book with people of all agges and backgrounds. For it will be individuals in working communities everywhere that decide to live in harmony with the Earth, our sacred garden, and to get involved in solutions. Offering examples of visionaries and people involved with solutions, this book is divided into sections, beginning with the definition of what a sacred garden truly is: does it mean an oasis? Cloisters connected to a church? Is it a garden that’s always been dedicated to a spiritual energy in a site proclaimed as holy by a shaman, or a priest? Today, it could be a garbage-filled vacant lot in Phoenix or Manhattan, transformed into vegetable and flower gardens, a beloved place, nurturing to all.

Other sections contain her poetry, art, photos and examples of visionaries among us, none famous, who are working for change; also are examples of active and passive healing that result from allowing the beauty and fragrances to envelop their entire being.

Serond’s OUR SACRED GARDEN: THE LIVING EARTH shows that, if we choose to co-create with nature, the result will be a renewed and transcendent living Earth. Only then, will our children and grandchildren have the opportunity to carry it on. If we ignore the voices of change, such as are featured in this book, then what about them?

Adele Seronde

Gardens have been an enduring part of Adele Seronde’s life since she was a child in New England. Born in 1925, daughter of a statesman father, artist mother, and grandparents who were all fervent gardeners, she spent many childhood weekends on the family farm learning how to plant, weed and harvest flowers and crops. Her father’s words during those early years still ring in her ears: “If you have ideas, you are responsible for bringing them to life.”

That advice and those early gardens have been the force behind many of Adele’s life’s accomplishments as a poet, painter, mother, and grandmother, all the while creating gardens of her own, and weaving nature’s colors into her poetry and paintings.

The idea for this book began to germinate in 1987, when Adele joined a group on a tour to visit the Chalice Gardens in Glastonbury, England. So profoundly moved was she by the meaning and beauty of the Chalice Well that she felt her lifetime of loving nature had cristalized into a mission: to help emulate and create such gardens of the spirit around the world and to create this book of paintings, photos, poetry and text. The essence of this book is to show how gardens of the spirit can grow through the hearts and hands of enlightened communities.

Meantime, in 1995, she started Gardens for Humanity, based in Sedona, Arizona, which is still flourishing and has spurred the creation of community gardens across the U.S. In her heart, Seronde believes that today more and more people are awakening to new love…an responsibility…for our sacred garden, the Earth.

To order, contact: National Book Network . custserv@nbnbooks.com or 1-800-462-6420

ISBN 13:978-09843754-5-5 . 0-9843754-5-7 . $26.95 pb . 200 pages

Sanctuary Publications, Inc.
PO Box 20697
Sedona, Az 86341

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Creative Print Publishing LTD- Short Stories Needed for Anthology



The competition starts May 2011.

The closing date for this competition is the 30th of June 2011. BST

We are actively searching for short stories for a new book entitled BOOK OF THE TEN BEST SHORT STORIES 2011.

Authors are invited to submit their short stories.

This is not a competition with prizes. There is no entry fee. Only stories of genuine merit will chosen for publication. You can be one of the ten best chosen.

Copyright of stories remains with the chosen ten authors. The ten writers who are chosen for inclusion will receive a contract of agreement and free copies of the published book. The volume will be promoted and marketed with vigour in more than 90 countries. More about promotion and marketing of all our titles can be found on the website: http://www.creativeprintpublishing.com

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 40. No. 3. June/July 2011

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Society of Southwestern Authors June 19, 2011 Forum/Brunch- Dan Baldwin I’M NOT THE AUTHOR; I JUST WROTE THE BOOK- GHOSTWRITING TIPS, TECHNIQUES & TERRORS

The Society of Southwestern Authors’ June 19, 2011 Forum-Brunch


10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Dan Baldwin is the ghostwriter or co-author of more than 40 books on busiess and business related subjects for major publishers (For DUMMIES, STREETWISE GUIDES, DEARBORN), and individuals and organizations. He has won national awards for advertising, copywriting and directing television commercials and corporate presentations. Baldwin is the author of CALDERA, and a sequel, CALDERA-A MAN ON FIRE, published by Red Willow Digital Press and available through Red Willow Digital Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

His website is danbaldwin.biz

“I’m Not the Author; I Only Wrote Book” features Baldwin’s ten steps for ghostwriting a book:

. Find a client. Let clients find you.

. Establish the rules of the game.

. Research.

. Write the first draft.

. Write the second draft.

. Write the third draft.

. Collect your final payment.

. Prepare for the blame game.

. Prepare for the success game.

. Step out of the picture.

Topics covered will include contract basics, compensation for referrals, kill fees, making sure the book is the client’s book, networking, and the occasional horror story.

Don’t forget to call in your reservation to 520-546-9382 OR e-mail sasbrunches@gmail.com by the Wednesday prior (in this case, June 15).

Forums are held at the Four Points Sheraton (Speedway and Campbell Tucson, Arizona) 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., third Sunday of the Month. NOW $20 W/reservation-still $25 at the door- includes luch & speaker
(NO CREDIT CARDS- processing fees are too high)

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 40. No. 3. June/July 2011

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Arizona Daily Star June 5, 2011- BOOK EVENTS

BOOK EVENTS June 5, 2011


Abbett Mystery Book Club- Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library. 7800 N. Schisler Drive. 2-3 p.m. June 6. Free. 594-5200

Baby Storytime- Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. For accompanied children up to 18 months. 10-10:30 a.m. June 6. Free. 229-5300

Zine Power- Community Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Club Road. Explore the history behind self-publication, what a zine is, and work toward creating a zine focused on community justice. For ages 11-18 9 a.m- 4 p.m. June 6-9. $100. 881-3300, Ext. 118


Preschool Storytime- Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. For accompanied children ages 3 to 5. 11:30- noon. June 7. Free. 229-5300


Bookworms- Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Road. Group discusses MOLOKA’I by Alan Brennert. 7-9 p.m. June 8. free. 325-5767

Family Storytime- Oro Valley Public Library. For accompanied children up to 5. 10-10:30 a.m. Free. 229-5300

Sabino Canyon Storytime: Coyote- Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 8700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Stories, crafts and games. For accompanied children ages 4-6. Space is limited. 9-10:30 a.m. June 8. Free. 749-8700

Toddler Storytime- Dewhirst-Catalina Library, 15631 N. Oracle Road. For ages 18 to 36 months. 9:15-9:45 a.m. June 8. Free. 594-5240.


Reading for Pleasure- Ward 3 Council Office, 1510 E. Grant Road. Join us for lively discussions and book exchange. Class No. 439. 1-3p.m. Free for OASIS members, with a registration fee of $12 per semester. 322-5607


Other Voices Women’s Reading Series- Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. Featured readers: Eleanor Kedney, Carli Brosseau and Rebecca Michaels. Open mic, 7-9 p.m. June 10. Freee. 792-3715

Story Tunes- Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road. Stories, snacks and musical jam session with Big D and friends. 10-11 a.m. Free. 579-0303

Toddler Storytime- Oro Valley Public Library. For accompanied children 18 months to 3 years. 10-10:30 a.m. June 10. Free. 229-5300


ARIZONA HIGHWAYS HIKING GUIDE signing- Barnes & Noble, 5130 E. Broadway. Robert Stieve, editor of Arizona Highways, signs copies of his new book. ARIZONA HIGHWAYS HIKING GUIDE: 52 OF ARIZONA’S BEST DAY HIKES FOR WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER & FALL. 1-3 p.m. June 11. Free. 512-1166

Byrd Baylor Reads at Guatermala Project Send-Off- St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 602 N. Wilmot Road. Children’s writer, essayist and novelist reads at a send-off for St. Michael’s volunteers who will work in rural Guatemala this summer. Tostada bar. 6 p.m. June 11. Free: donations requested. 623-3063

Friends of the University of Arizona Libraries Book sale- 301 N. Cherry Ave. Up to 5,000 books on all subjects for sale. Many American Civil War, World War II and german studies books. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. June 11. Free. 609-6471

IN PRAISE OF SHAKESPEARE: ALIAS EDWARD DE VERE!- Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Storyteller and author Ron Lancaster will recount the mounting evidence and relive the story of the man who wrote the plays. Noon-1 p.m. June 11. Free. 594-5305. Ext. 3

Writers Unite to Fight Cancer Publishing and Writing Workshop- Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Road. Workshops on publishing and writing skills. Healthcare providers will be present for cancer awareness and wellness education. A portion of all books sold at this event will be contributed to the American Association for Cancer Research. 11 a.m.-2p.m. June 11. Free. 325-5767

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