OGarra’s first book of short stories, “Mano Po,” Is now also available for purchase

Today, Western Forces Invading Algerian Sahara, Stopped by Thousands of Mounted Tribespeople: OGarra’s Book. “Malak.””

— Paul O’Garra

FUENGIROLA, MáLAGA, ESPAñA, September 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The book, “Malak desert child.” is a stunning evocation of North Africa and its encounter with Western civilisation seen through the relationship between Pete, fleeing to Morocco to escape his mental demons by seeking solace in a pre-modern world, and a family who in escaping from their violent, drunken father to the Algerian Sahara, experience other problems and persecution. The rich valleys and deserts of Morocco and Algeria, are given depth by insight into the immediate history of the area and two upheavals, a rebellion and a revolution. OGarra brings an unusual sympathy and insight into this largely unknown world, the southern ‘Other’ of Western civilisation, and through his familiarity and insight probes and brings out our common humanity in this tale of struggle and adventure. Albeit in the company of a courageous girl-child, her family and her newly acquired band of personages who seek only to save her from her own valour which finds her time and again plunging headfirst into the abyss.

Malak desert child is the second book in the continuing story of Masuhun (Moon) and his friends, and deals with how they tried to help Malak, a pupil at the local school, and her family, and finished up being pursued by desert armies in the Sahara desert…………………………. Malak is a beautiful five-year-old girl child. She lives in a cave in dire poverty with her drunkard father and her Saharoui mother and sister. Her enemies are all the towns children who victimize her and her sister because of their race and condition. Her only friend is a single mother named Latifa, and Malak´s grandmother Jeeda Hazzah who dies of cancer. But Malak is the champion of her family against a violent father and the children of the Zoco who she fights singlehandedly. This is a magical and often mystical story of a young girl and the people she stumbles upon, as she is rushed away by her uncertain destiny, to the land in which her mother was born, the Sahara Desert. The unravelling of Malak’s story is also the unsnarling of the web of intrigue surrounding the North of Africa, and it´s peoples and history, and the reasons for many current dilemmas in this land of witchcraft and mystery.

The tale begins in earnest when a wandering ex-warrior happens on the child and is struck by her magnificent courage and beauty. After a significant episode with her drunken father and his cronies, having interceded on the family´s behalf, he flees with them on a stolen high-speed cruiser heading for Western Sahara and freedom.In the course of their errant journey, they are taken into threatening custody by the Algerian police. The day is saved by the intervention of an old friend of the warrior´s. The friend, a powerful Algerian Warlord, falls under the spell of the feisty child and seems to want to help them although Malak and her mother see in him a very enigmatic and untrustworthy character. Malak´s personality and mystic nature make of her the flux in an adventure which begins as a race to return her to her maternal grandfather´s family. Things start to escalate as her father reports the family as kidnapped and his country uses it as an excuse to intervene militarily.What begins as a flight of mercy will become a race against time as Malak and her friends take on the impossible to try and avoid a military invasion of the whole region by the allied forces of half of the civilised world. In this, they enlist the help of hundreds of thousands of tribespeople. Some tribes known to all and others lost in the wastes of the mysterious desert.

OGarra’s first book of short stories, “Mano Po,” Is now also available for purchase.







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Carlos Dorado: El endeudamiento debería ser para invertir en un proyecto y no para el consumo

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Carlos Dorado – President Italbank International

"En nuestro caso, la gran mayoría de préstamos de nuestra cartera son para comprar alguna propiedad, dando como garantía el inmueble que se está adquiriendo"

Former NBA All-Star, James Donaldson Promotes September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Your Gift of Life Foundation Business Card Front Image

Your Gift of Life Foundation

Celebrating Your Gift of Life Book

Celebrating Your Gift of Life Book Cover

James Donaldson in suit and tie

James Donaldson

Former NBA All-Star, James Donaldson Promotes September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Reviews from his Celebrating Your Gift of Life book

Life has never been sweeter…. I’m so glad I’m still here to cherish each and every blessed day!”

— James Donaldson

ELLENSBURG, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, September 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — James Donaldson’s book, Celebrating Your Gift of Life: From the Verge of Suicide to a Life of Purpose and Joy, has been met with rave reviews.

If you or someone you know is suffering from mental health issues, this book would be a great resource for you!

To get your very own personally signed copy click here Celebrating Your Gift of Life

James Donaldson, a former NBA All Star, business owner, and community fixture in Seattle, WA for 40 years, tells his story of a harrowing, heart breaking journey of working his way through darkness and depression back to a promising and productive life. He made it through, you can too!

James lost it all, his health, life savings, marriage, business, mother, and home! All within a years’ time or so. It almost became too much to bear. He declared bankruptcy, lost his home to foreclosure, had to close his long running business which forced to live on very limited income and had 4 major surgeries in 5 years. But James never gave up all hope and realizes that God saw him through.

At the end of each chapter, you will find exercises in which the reader can write down their thoughts that will be helpful in assisting them through a difficult time, they or a loved one might be going through.

There is a “Bright Side” somewhere, the key is to keep hanging in there until you find it… and you will.

Here are some of the reviews that have come in.

James Donaldson has shown strength, determination and endurance throughout his NBA career. I’ve watched him use these same attributes to persevere through business disappointments, health challenges, especially during bouts of depression. He has much to share on winning in the game of life.

Eve Allen, PhD
Speaker, Author, Wellness Consultant

As a co-pac 10 student athlete, a nba teammate, a Nba all star to political aspirations and traveling the world… The term GENTLE GIANT comes to mind, not just in the physical content but in the mental and worldly content. James has always stood y’all but most important james will always bend to take a stand and lend a hand to help… james, continue the journey of success and growth you stand for and with!!!! Fat Lever

Fat Lever
Lafayette “Fat” Lever
Teammate, businessman,
Philanthropist, Friend

“I’ve known James for over 20 years and he is totally qualified to write on the subject of Mental Health Awareness. His writing is strong and direct. Through James efforts I’ve learned to take mental health issues more seriously and hope that many lives will be saved though James good work.”

Timothy Johnson
Tacoma Washington

James has been a close personal friend of mine for about 17 years. I’m a lawyer in Seattle and two of the qualities that always impressed me are his optimism and goal oriented nature. James is one of the most well read people I’ve known – helped by his listening to audiobooks at 3x speed. He has always been fascinated by the study of human behavior, never guessing that a cascade of events would lead him to experience severe depression. His openness in sharing his journey will be inspiring to all who read his book.

Sending you my very best,
Karen Koehler

James has faced the challenges in his life with strength and courage. His story can help others dealing with strife face their challenges with same courage he has. I highly recommend reading his book.

Joseph Patrick McGivney
President JP McGivney Company
President JJC Ventures Corp

“It takes a big man to publicly reveal his personal scars. James Donaldson’s story is a penetrating reminder to seek help before imploding under the weight of life’s cares. Confined emotionally to a “dark and scary place,” he discovered enough light to appreciate God’s amazing gift of life. “
— George Toles, Seattle Sonics’ courtside announcer (1967-1986) and former team chaplain

Throughout our decades of friendship James has often reached out to me and other friends to share his many success stories. But his life saving outreach came about when he developed a friend’s support action plan which he used to help save his own life.
During his darkest hours suicidal thoughts were his constant companion. James’ life was saved when he reached out to us in order to replace his “constant companion”. When James’ did so his friends were able to help him connect with his inner strengths which he then used to fight off his demons.
James utilized his friends as a major resource and now today he is employing his life and death story to help others to choose life over death.
I am (as well as unknown number of others) greatly thankful that James choose life over “the forever decision” of suicide.
Chuck Wright MA,
Washington State Licensed Mental Health Professional
With a Certification in Traumatic Stress

James Donaldson
Your Gift of Life Foundation
+12069102520 ext.
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Air Force Veteran Graciela Tiscareño-Sato-Captain Mama-Reveals 3rd Bilingual Children’s Book for Hispanic Heritage Month

Book cover art for new bilingual children's aviation book "Taking Flight with Captain Mama" written by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato. Cover art, created by Linda Lens for Gracefully Global Group, shows young boy Marco, in the KC-135 airplane flight deck, sittin

Book cover “Taking Flight with Captain Mama/Despegando con Capitán Mamá” -ISBN: 978-0-9973090-2-7 (hardcover), 978-0-9973090-9-6 (paperback), 979-8-9856862-0-3 (eBook)

Book review image reads: “Taking Flight with Captain Mama" captures the details of an air refueling mission, bringing a creative and unique perspective for children to understand military aviation. Captain Mama shows a military flying career can be possib

Book review for “Taking Flight with Captain Mama” by Col Chris Kulas, USAF (retired) and KC-135 pilot

Three colorful book covers of the award-winning, bilingual Captain Mama children's aviation book trilogy. CaptainMama.com

Three book covers of the award-winning, bilingual Captain Mama children’s aviation book trilogy. CaptainMama.com

“Taking Flight with Captain Mama” follows author’s two award-winning books, advances series skyward, and introduces young readers to STEM and aviation concepts

…bilingual STEM story of aeronautics, beautiful illustrations, women leaders, multi-ethnic representation in students and aircrew. Enjoy this wonderful classroom field trip adventure in the sky!”

— Karla Orosco, science teacher at Naval Air Station, Lemoore, California

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, September 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Independent educational publishing firm Gracefully Global Group announces the upcoming national release of the third installment of Graciela Tiscareño-Sato’s groundbreaking children’s book series, inspired by the author’s daughter-of-Mexican-immigrants-turned-military-aviator story and her decade of aviation service.

“Taking Flight with Captain Mama / Despegando con Capitán Mamá” ISBN: 978-0-9973090-2-7 (hardcover), 978-0-9973090-9-6 (paperback), 979-8-9856862-0-3 (eBook) is now available for preorder in hardcover format, preceding its publication in early October. Preorder at publisher’s store here.

In the series debut, “Good Night, Captain Mama,” a young boy named Marco learns why his mother wears a military flight suit and why she serves. In the second book, “Captain Mama’s Surprise,” Marco leads his class field trip to tour the aerial refueling jet where his mother works and narrates the experience in the unique voice of a military-connected child.

Now, in the third book, Marco and his classmates take flight on the KC-135 refueling tanker. They see Captain Mama and crew in action refueling some of the coolest jets in the Air Force, and witness what happens during an emergency. This sophisticated 60-page title includes an original, bilingual origami jet project, bilingual glossaries and bilingual educational resources. Readers are introduced to rich aviation vocabulary while learning about aircraft systems and celebrating bilingualism.

“I can’t wait for my students to experience Captain Mama’s third story,” said Ziwa Hampshire, Air Force veteran turned 4th grade teacher in Los Gatos, California. “Young and old alike are visually and mentally immersed as they live an inclusive story of service, curiosity and courage. Graciela’s adventurous storytelling, Linda’s rich, engaging illustrations and Kiyoshi’s origami design activity all meld together to lead you on a lasting journey, with ideas that extend far beyond the end of the book.”

This title will be most appropriate in 3rd to 6th grade classrooms for a variety of content lessons ranging from language arts to physical sciences. Like its predecessor “Captain Mama’s Surprise,” this title can also be used in middle school (career vocation/dual language programs) and high school (Spanish-language courses to expand student vocabulary.)

“Since the publication of the series debut, I’ve been eager to get this story into the sky,” shared the author. “At last, Marco and his classmates will see with their own eyes, the spectacular aerial refueling mission I enjoyed while on active duty. Illustrator Linda Lens has created stunning, mixed-media art that will transport readers into the sky as the tanker attaches to other airplanes to refuel and so much more! I’m especially excited for readers to fold their own paper stealth fighter jet with the original origami project, fully in Spanish and English, that my son Kiyoshi contributed to this book.”

“Illustrating this series has opened my eyes to the many pathways to service in uniform and the open-mindedness that military members can achieve by serving,” said illustrator, Linda Lens. “I now see the peacekeeping roles, young people pursuing their dreams, and the many adventures where military service can take you. I want to inspire this and future generations with the good that our service members do every day for our country. I love contributing to the military mission in the unique way I can as an artist. I’m hoping this story helps young readers and their associated adults to see beyond any preexisting stereotypes about military service.”

Ms. Tiscareño-Sato, a first-generation college graduate, served in the Air Force as a navigator and instructor on the KC-135R. She became the first Hispanic female aviator in the U.S. Air Force to earn an Air Medal for service during air combat operations (over Iraq.) Teaching children about aviation, the Air Force ROTC scholarship that made her university education at U.C. Berkeley possible, and showcasing technical careers available to college graduates, in her first language of Spanish and in English, has been the author’s mission for over two decades. Graciela is a year-round, sought-after bilingual keynote speaker at teacher conferences, corporate ERG and Belonging events, universities, and community events hosted by veteran-serving organizations. See full creator bios here.

“Taking Flight with Captain Mama / Despegando con Capitán Mamá” will be available through bookstores, in paperback and hardcover formats, via wholesaler Ingram. The publisher is currently adding trade distribution partners that include Lectorum Publications, Military Family Books, Mackin, Baker & Taylor, Follett, Brodart, Midwest Library Service and others. Retail partners who’ve preordered the new book include The Museum of Flight in Seattle, the USS Hornet in Alameda, California and others.

Ms. Tiscareño-Sato’s two prior award-winning bilingual titles, “Good Night, Captain Mama” and “Captain Mama’s Surprise,” are available via distributors above, Amazon, and via the publisher’s online store.

Gracefully Global Group LLC is in the business of inspiración. The premiere independent publisher of positive media images and case studies from the Latino community in book, eBook and live presentation formats, the firm is certified as a Woman-Owned Small Business and also veteran-owned. The firm’s first book “Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them” (978-0-9834760-0-9) received multiple honors from a variety of literary organizations for its unique focus on showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy. The Captain Mama / Capitán Mamá series inspired by Ms. Tiscareno-Sato’s aviation service has won six international book awards, the first bilingual children’s book series about women serving in uniform in our nation’s armed forces. The firm’s 2021 title, “B.R.A.N.D. Before your Resumé: Your Marketing Guide for Veterans & Military Service Members Entering Civilian Life,” was awarded the Silver Medal in the How to/Business category by the Military Writers Society of America.

Using inspirational multicultural literature, the firm helps organizations with diversity and inclusion initiatives reaching out to veteran and Latino communities with a creative blend of literature, culturally-competent marketing, and public speaking offerings. Its mission is to “create literature that showcases the positive contributions of Latino Americans in the USA.” Ms. Tiscareno-Sato is also available to facilitate professional development training for K-12 educators, for veteran-serving organizations, and for corporate executives in ERG and Employee Belonging groups. See the firm’s uniquely inspirational innovations at: shop.gracefullyglobal.com.

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