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From running half marathons to being the sickest person in the hospital, Maria Papalia-Meier fought the river of death, and won

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
I
am a Runner:
The
Memoirs of a Sepsis Survivor
by
Maria Papalia-Meier & Pamela Ackerson
Genre:
Inspirational Memoir
 
You’ll
never be able to run again.”

 

 

From
running half marathons to being the sickest person in the hospital,
Maria Papalia-Meier fought the river of death, and won.

 

 

Life
changing moments, amputations, and negative thoughts refused to keep
her down. With her rock-hard stubbornness, positive self-empowerment
and persistence, she grabbed hope and unflinching faith to face the
life handed to her. Her story offers an honest, tough-love approach
to defeating pre-determined opinions, and self-imposed limitations.
She refused to give up or give in.

 

 

Maria
Papalia-Meier is a runner. She has awoken stronger…better.

 

 

This
is her story.

 

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Maria
Papalia-Meier

is a fighter. She may have been KO’d, and down for the count, but she
proved them wrong. 
I
am a Runner
 is
about surviving sepsis, a coma, and amputation. Maria has a BBA
with an emphasis in Human Resources, and has worked for Fed-Ex for
twenty years. As an athlete she has many accomplishments. Before her
battle with the river of death she’d competed and ran in multiple
5K’s. She was told she’d never run again. She proved the naysayers
wrong. Her athletic accomplishments include running in a 5K, and a
1/2 Marathon. 

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Wife,
mother, author, and time traveling adventurer. Born and raised in
Newport, RI where history is a way of life,
Pamela
Ackerson

now lives on the Space Coast of Florida, a hop, skip, and jump from
Orlando, where imagination and fantasy abounds. With the love of
reading, she graduated to writing non-fiction, historical fiction,
time travel, and children’s preschool/first reader books.

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It may be too late for her, but if she could get him to listen, she may be able to save some lives

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
Garrett’s
Ghost
by
Pamela Ackerson
Genre:
Time Travel Western 
 
What’s
a time traveling Texas Ranger supposed to do?

 

 

Garrett
Houston is being harassed by a ghost. Trouble is brewing and her name
is Margarite. She’s an unrelenting force determined to get his
attention. It may be too late for her, but if she could get him to
listen, she may be able to save some lives.

 

 

A
story of unrequited love, the power of healing, and the embracing
need to never give up. Unforgettable moments and unforgettable
characters will tug at the heartstrings with a myriad of
emotions.

 

 

Garrett’s
Ghost is a touching story brimming with down-home Texas charm.

 

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Wife,
mother, author, and time traveling adventurer. Born and raised in
Newport, RI where history is a way of life, Pamela Ackerson now lives
on the Space Coast of Florida, a hop, skip, and jump from Orlando,
where imagination and fantasy abounds. With the love of reading, she
graduated to writing non-fiction, historical fiction, time travel,
and children’s preschool/first reader books.
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Will they lose everything they love, and possibly both their lives?

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Four Corners
Four Corners Trilogy Book 1
by Kristin Durfee
Genre: YA Fantasy
Levi always knew he was different. The
fact that he could smash a light bulb without touching it was only
one clue, but he’s about to find out how special he really
is…
Sought after by those in a magical land, he meets Aura,
Queen of Esotera. Her kingdom is in trouble and he’s the only one
who can help. But the powerful sorcerer who cursed Esotera will not
give up easily. A collision of magic and fates, sealed long ago, will
catapult the two into a race to save Aura’s kingdom. Will they make
it in time, or will they lose everything they love, and possibly both
their lives?

 

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Two Worlds
Four Corners Trilogy Book 2
Four years after his adventures in
Esotera, Levi’s life is unrecognizable. Now an accomplished author
for his “fantasy” story Saving Esotera, a visit from someone he
never expected to see again has put his new future in jeopardy.
Esotera again needs his help. Familiar faces, along with some new
ones, greet him upon his return, but it’s not all happy
homecomings. A threat from their past is rising to power.
Will
Levi, Aura, and the rest of our heroes be able to defeat their
enemies once and for all? Or will it not just be Esotera at stake,
this time, but the world as well?

 

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Kristin Durfee grew up outside of
Philadelphia where an initial struggle with reading blossomed into a
love and passion for the written word.
She has also been
a writer since a very young age, writing short stories and poems,
though now is focusing on longer works. She is currently working on
several short stories and a novel for adults.
Kristin
currently resides outside of Orlando, FL, and when not enjoying the
theme parks or Florida sun, she spends most of her time with her
husband, son, and their quirky dogs.
She is a member of the
Florida Writers Association.

 

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The struggle of man vs beast is not limited to the battlefield

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Rosinanti
The
Rosinanti Series Book 1
by
Kevin J Kessler
Genre:
Fantasy
 
The
Rosinanti Dragons are no more. Since their extinction nearly one
thousand years ago these primal powerhouses have fallen into the
obscurity of history’s forgotten lore. In that time, humans have
come to dominate the world of Terra, peacefully ignorant to one
horrifying truth: ancient evil stirs around them, waiting to reclaim
its lost world.
For
Valentean Burai, animus warrior of the kingdom of Kackritta, the
details surrounding humanity’s victory over the Rosinanti are more
than just a history lesson. The long-buried mysteries of this archaic
conflict may hold the answers that he has so desperately sought
regarding his own past.
As
the awful truth of the Rosinanti’s supposed demise comes to light,
Valentean must stand together with Seraphina, a magically gifted
princess, to embark upon a mission to maintain order and light
throughout Terra. Only together can these two lifelong friends face
down the resurgence of the Rosinanti legacy, and combat the greatest
threat their world has ever known.
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Rosinanti:
The Decimation of Casid
A
Rosinanti Novella, Book 1.5
 
While
an entire world away, men turn into dragons and ancient magic ignites
the air, Casid lived on in peaceful ignorance. This tiny village and
its people existed outside of the conflict which threatened to
swallow Terra, until the day chaos itself landed upon its shores.
Now,
one lone warrior seeks to protect his family, his friends, and the
woman he loves as demons rise from the flames to burn everything he
has ever loved to ash. This man is no god, no fundamental force of
nature. He is simply a man, alone against the fury of chaos.
Casid
will be decimated, consumed by the same blaze which threatens to
overtake all of Terra. But what will rise from the ashes of this once
perfect haven, forged in the fires of tragedy and loss, might become
the most fearsome opponent the darkness has ever known.
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Rosinanti:
Wrath of the Faithful
The
Rosinanti Series Book 2
 
Valentean
Burai and Seraphina Kackritta barely escaped the grip of chaos. Only
by working together were these two life long soul mates able to
combat the greatest threat the world of Terra has ever known.
But
when they find themselves separated, with the entire world turned
against them, both princess and animus warrior must battle not only
the forces of chaos and darkness that seek to end their world, but
their own crippling doubts and fears.
Valentean
must also face the horrifying truth of himself. He is one of the last
surviving members of the Rosinanti race, and holds within him
world-destroying power, and the unwanted uncontrollable ability to
transform into a fearsome dragon.
The
struggle of man vs beast is not limited to the battlefield. Valentean
will wage that war internally, within the confines of his own
conflicted heart.
But,
in the end, who is stronger? The man, or the dragon?
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Kevin
J. Kessler lives in Orlando Florida, where he owns the White Dragon
Podcast Network, which puts out weekly podcasts on a variety of
topics from Walt Disney World, to movies, television, comic books,
video games and more.
A
lifelong geek, Kessler can often be found at the many theme parks and
local attractions in Orlando.
He
developed the story for Rosinanti as a sophomore in high school,
sixteen years before the book’s release.
Since
an early age, Kessler has been an avid reader, often found lost
within the magical worlds found within the pages of fantasy novels.
“It
was always my dream to create such a world of my very own,” he
said. “Even as a kid when my friends would want to play Power
Rangers or X-Men, I would always create a new Ranger or Mutant rather
than portray an established character. There is power in creativity!
Creativity breeds creation!”
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