Time for some treble clefs and Martindale readers

What is a good friend? A good friend is someone who is there for you regardless of the radicalisms and/or mundanities. A good friend – shuffles through the weeds and finds your gold chips that were accidentally dispersed there by a runaway elephant, a court’s jester in shabby clothes and  sidekick actress from life’s melodramatic bowry .

A good friend takes time for treble clefs and Martindale readers.

A good friend has a heart and understands source energy as a blessing from God.

A good friend can peeve you off once in a while but works back into the horizon with you.

Town of Carthage Historic District

The Town of Carthage, in Moore County, North Carolina features a Historic District that is on the National Register of Historic Places with approximately eighty-five (85) historic buildings including contributing structures and an object.

This collection of Historic Homes includes Colonial Revival, Cottage, Craftsman Bungalow, Federalist, Foursquare, Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Victorian style of architecture. There are some “pre-historic” sites and anomalies and interesting asides. Also, combinations of styles in many of the home designs. Many of these structures have been renovated – a handful are vacant and lying in wait for rediscovery before going to waste – of those, many are still furnished, even though roofing repairs are needed but this is not easily observed by the passerby as the grounds-keeping remains intact within the Historic District.

According to The Gombach Group’s study of the Town of Carthage conducted some years prior,

The Carthage Historic District contains the largest and most intact concentration of buildings reflecting the growth and development . . . from the second quarter of the nineteenth century to the beginning of World War II . . . the county seat of Moore County in the state’s Sandhills region, dates its origins to 1796 . . . the earliest datable buildings are from the early 1850s . . .

The Gombach Group and “other” historic journals typically identify the following homes:

  1. Adams-Bryan House
  2. Carthage Community House
  3. Carthage Methodist Church
  4. Charles Sinclair House
  5. D.A. McDonald House
  6. Dr. John Shaw House
  7. Edgehill
  8. George Calvin Graves House
  9. Harley-Muse House,
  10. Humber-Spencer House
  11. J.F. Cole House
  12. Jenkins-McIver House
  13. Methodist Parsonage
  14. Presbyterian Manse
  15. Seawell House
  16. Shaw-McKeithen House
  17. T.B. King House
  18. T. Jones House

However, this list excludes another sixty-seven (67) Historic notations, which this “series” on the Town of Carthage’s Historic Homes will update over time as we work to achieve the total count with current still photos of each location and perhaps some “videos” as well.

Look for part “2” . . . where images may be added as well as citations for the remaining Historic Homes.

Author Cliff Hill’s title, “The Broken Looking Glass” 2nd Edition release

“The Broken Looking Glass,” combines the perspective of the author’s cutting edge science and spirituality focus regarding materialism and duality as being causal of problems currently existing in the world.

Cliff Hill’s title, “The Broken Looking Glass: An American Adventure” in second edition summer 2019 through the Pashar Sage Press. This interesting title about self-discovery is reformatted, with new cover design and the authors’ changes, which expand on the original theme. “The Broken Looking Glass: An American Adventure,” combines the perspective of the author’s cutting edge science and spirituality focus regarding materialism and duality as being causal of problems currently existing in the world. Much in the tradition of J.D. Salinger and Mark Twain the book follows the author on a journey that begins with a wrong turn and takes him down a road of self-discovery he never imagined existed.

An excerpt:
They say Philadelphia is a dangerous place. Most of the people I had met were afraid of the area where the shelter is located. I felt no danger or fear. I was at peace.

Over the previous years of my life, I had discovered there were far more dangerous places to be. In 1963, the hospital delivery room at My Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana had offered more possible danger to my survival – but somehow, I managed to survive that experience.

Somehow, I had survived many dangerous and potentially lethal situations. I had cheated death many times. I had grown comfortable in places others considered dangerous. The truth was; for the most part, I felt safer and more comfortable lying on the ledge in Philadelphia than any other place I had been in the previous 48 years of my life.

As I was headed north on a greyhound bus one week earlier; it had occurred to me that Philadelphia was the place of the conception and birth of the American Colonist’s quest for liberty and transformation . . .

Later, it had also occurred to me that my quest for liberty and transformation had become a journey into the heart of what America had become; AND, it appeared it would end in the city where America had begun.
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About the author: Cliff Hill was an awarded organizational change and leadership development specialist. In Cliff’s final engagement, he provided strategic advisory services to Leadership at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Cliff has over 15 years of successful experience providing services to government and private sector organizations.

From 1983-1986, Cliff was a major label songwriter and re-cording artist. In 2007, Cliff co-wrote songs with Grammy-nominated pop producer and author, Ford. Additionally, in 2007, Cliff co-wrote songs with John Allen, the 2007 BMI Pop Award recipient for the most played Pop Song. Cliff currently lives on the road in his on-going pursuit of knowledge and freedom.
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Comedian Ed Tasca’s novel, “GOOD MORNING: Why Is Everyone Here Naked?” releases

Actor, comedian, humorist, playwright Ed Tasca is prepared to share a unique spin on Christopher Columbus this season . . . his latest work is an alternate ending satirical illustrated journey where readers make the travel log decisions

Readers are always thinking up plot twists and turns while reading their favorite titles. Ed Tasca’s newest creation, “GOOD MORNING: Why is Everyone Here Naked,” is just what the doctor ordered for the spirited reader. Everyone knows that Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and that everything else is a blur – so what if some re-navigation or plot adjustments happened along his way?

Well . . . Ed gives some alternative answers to this modern dilemma regarding what Christopher Columbus actually did do. Readers have an engaging time determining their own endings for Columbus. Mr. Tasca’s nonsense humor is highlighted with his showcased wordsmithing that remains a delight for book lovers of all ages. Ed charms readers by brandishing his satirical pen coupled with zany illustrations.
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About the Author: Originally from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Ed is an award-winning humor writer currently residing in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. As a successful actor, author, columnist, humorist / comic, playwright and screenwriter, he has also published multiple works of fiction – most are comic novels or novellas. He has been published in Australia, England, Canada, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. And he currently writes a humor column for The Guadalajara Reporter, Mexico’s largest English-language newspaper. He has often said, “People become humorists because the job market for roofers is so overcrowded.”

His humorist, playwright and screenwriter awards include (non-comprehensive):
2014 – American Movie Award Finalist for Truthers.
2011 – Screenplay Search Competition Award for Vinegar and Brown Paper.
2009 – Robert Benchley Society Humor Writing Award.
2006 – America’s Funniest Humor Award in several humor publications.
Humor Press Award.
M. Culbertson’s Life and Humor Award.
Page International Screenwriting Competition Semi-Finalist for They Call Me Mother.

His books, columns, and writings include (non-comprehensive):
2019 – Good Morning, Why Is Everyone Here Naked? DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. Novel:
2017 – The Fables of Leonardo da Vinci. RoseHeart Publishing. Collection: ten fables fleshed
in from annotations in the great genius’s notebooks. For readers of all ages.
2016 – Apocalypse Now… Grab the Karaoke Machine. Aardwolfe Books. Novel: comic story about a Homeland Security spokeswoman who inadvertently and clumsily foils a bioweapon attack.
2016 – Mark Twain, Uncensored. Mexico’s largest English-speaking Community Theatre. Two-Act Play.
2015 – Something Tells Me. StageScripts. Full-length Play.
2013 – Parlor Games. Eldridge Play Publishing. Full-length Play.
2012 – God’s Creatures . . . or Darwin’s? American Star Books. Collection: a collection of comic essays on the controversial subject, done in the voices and styles of America’s greatest comic icons.
2010 – Lub Dub. Roseheart Publishing. Novel: runaway donor heart is sidetracked when delivery team driver sees girlfriend with another lover.
2010 – Autobiography of a Worm. Eternal Press. Novel: man, fraught with depression descends into murder and madness.
2008 – The Fishing Trip That Got Away. Roseheart Publishing. Novella: comic misadventure in the wilderness that ends in redemption and discovery for both principal characters.
2002 – Return of the Lost Horses. Publish America. Novel: metaphysical romance that takes place over many lifetimes.
1999 – Rosebud (Comedy Short Screenplay). Delonra Films. Sold outright.
1998 – Most Dangerous Woman in America. Docudrama: optioned in 1998 in Los Angeles. By Orly Adelson Off-Camera. Momentum Pictures. Comedy | Drama: feature optioned in Canada.

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About the Publisher: Laughing Cleaver Press is a satire and comedy imprint of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C., a small, woman-owned, traditional and Indie publishing house with over thirty (30) authors and their eclectic titles for discriminating readers.

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United Kingdom author Steven Kay’s novel, “Pebbles” soon to release

“Pebbles: Love Across the Morecambe Bay,” is a 2nd edition of author Steven Kay’s work with a new cover and minor plot changes through Iron Mantle Books – a dramatic romance novel imprint.

Iron Mantle Books announces impending release of United Kingdom dramatic romance novelist Steven Kay’s title, “Pebbles: Love Across the Morecambe Bay,” a romance novel about Frank Taylor from northern England who meets Karen, becomes involved and marries – eventually having a son, Mark, together.

Frank and Karen take their work, rest and play seriously and when their grown son sets off in search of adventure he returns with a broken heart. The couple set to task to get Mark back on his feet but a bout of bad luck results in their missing grand-daughter for a few years where they watch their son’s loss first-hand . . . the story unfolds and shares how the most impervious of items during somber life events often result in the most momentous bouts of courage in the face of obstacles that characters can’t see beyond. For Frank and Karen’s son it is a blue slate pebble that turns out to be his good luck charm . . .

This is the first of five titles that Mr. Kay is re-releasing through Iron Mantle Books, an imprint of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. as the first in their Iron Mantle Books imprint, which is expanding to include non-dramatic romance novels fall of 2019 and into 2020. The additional forthcoming novels include:

“In Wordsworth’s Shadow”;
“You and Me”;
“For the Love of My Children”; and
“The Satanic Court.”
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About the Author:
Steve Kay was born in Lancashire and he grew up in Hambleton close to Morecambe Bay and the Forest of Bowland. His father introduced him to the great outdoors and his mother showed him how to make the most out of his life. His education started in mathematics and at university transitioned to languages.Steven Kay leads a simple life as a health-food enthusiast, he loves to go lake swimming, cycling and camping. He maintains fluency in Dutch and he intends to retire in Austria where the landscape reminds him of Cumbria but without the continual rains. In Austria he communicates fluently with the locals, and meets up with many flying Hollanders, who also appreciate the Low Countries rather than the Alps. Finally, without a car and TV, Steven values love of a bygone era and the peacefulness it allows him to enjoy.
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Iron Mantle Books is an imprint of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C., a small, woman-owned, publishing house with over thirty (30) authors that features literary fiction and nonfiction written by eclectic authors for discriminating readers the world over.

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Publisher, Publicist and Book Developer, DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. located in “Sweet Carthage” within the J. F. Cole House

Every little town has hidden gems and Carthage North Carolina is no different! Within the city limits is publisher, publicist and book developer, DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C.

The Founder and President, Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry resides in the J.F. Cole House, which is located in the Historic District with her son, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor. The J.F. Cole House was bought at auction June of 2017, it had been auctioned a few occasions with “no” purchasers meeting the seller’s (Housing and Urban Development) bottom-line. Thankfully, the Quesinberry – Hatcher purchase met HUD criteria and renovations brought the home to more current standards.

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Authors that Q represents are from nine (9) countries and five (5) continents and she features a variety of imprints, such as: 2nd Spirit Books, Beat Deep Books, Laughingcleaver Press, Ironmantle Books, Moondust Media, Nocturnum’s Muse, Owlhouse Books, Pashar Sage Press, and Thunderforge Pubs, as follows:

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What does DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. do for authors?

As an author’s title representative, DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. reviews the author’s query and synopsis. Upon approval, a title agreement is prepared for the author review, any agreed upon adjustments are executed and then signatures are executed. Once this occurs, a press release is presented to industry regarding representation of the impending title. From there, standard book development and production is committed with copyright and registrations taking place. There is no cost for representation, which may take a year or longer from acceptance and signing of the agreement to production of the book for retail sale. Q states, “We are not a dump and pump entity – books go through layers of development and even at the time of release – I often feel we could have taken more time, but there is a point where you just need to let the title leap in faith.”

During this process, authors are supported through monthly conference calls, newsletters, marketing tips and target / secondary market strategies, etc. that include:

  • Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs)
  • Author Website (3 to 5 pages – that carries an advertiser logo, without logo costs a monthly fee)
  • Audiobooks
  • Author’s Page on DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. Website
  • Book Design and Development
  • CDs
  • CD Cover Design
  • CD Jewel Case Enclosure Design
  • Cover Design
  • eBook Design
  • eBook Formatting and Layout
  • Edit (basic; developmental and/or substantive edits or ghostwriting cost a fee)
  • Fact and Sell Sheets
  • Formatting and Layout
  • Front Matter
  • Ghostwriting (for cost)
  • Graphics
  • Information Page
  • Illustrations
  • Market Kit
  • Press Releases
  • Print in soft or hardbound (terms of production are included in agreement)
  • Registrations
  • Retail Distribution
  • Review
  • Tables
  • Target and Secondary Marketing
  • Etc.

What about unrepresented titles and authors?

Unrepresented titles feature the “same” support services; however, each item has a fee associated with it. Some authors desire to self-publish, or publish elsewhere, but require a cover design, help with formatting, or other requirements that DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. will assist with at cost-effective rates.

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Faces of Rap Mothers by Candy Strother DeVore Mitchell available in pre-release

Faces of Rap Mothers by Candy Strother DeVore Mitchell available in pre-release

“Faces of Rap Mothers,” by Candy Strother DeVore Mitchell is a first of its kind collaborative compilation, published by Beat Deep Books.

“Faces of Rap Mothers,” by Candy Strother DeVore Mitchell is a first of its kind collaborative compilation, published by Beat Deep Books. This title shares gallery images and back-stories of women who are artists, business owners, relatives or mothers of Rap and Hip-Hop’s most infamous Superstar Icons. Candy’s minimalist approach, represents the important women who educated, nursed, represented, supported and upheld Rap and Hip-Hop through their shadowing of its Icons or self-exposure as artisans within the industry. These women rise, oftentimes in the shadows of Ultra-Famous Rap and Hip-Hop performers, who they love. One can only imagine being a cousin, niece, mother, sister or wife of an infamous personality. Quietly observing the rank and file within media, and the music industry, experiencing the waves of success involve with their ebbs and flows in the tides of life, the extreme highs and extreme lows of the path of stardom must inure even the strongest of these women; however, elements of soul remain at the core of their lives and it is demonstrated in, “Faces of Rap Mothers.” Contributors to Mrs. Mitchell’s book include:

Beretta (e.g.: Sharon Lynette Young), CEO of one of the hottest recording studios in Hollywood, many of Rap’s and Hip-Hop’s Superstars record there. Her chapter is certain to entice future music entrepreneurs interested in engineering soulful sounds.

Honey Blunt, a six (6) time award-winning West Coast recording artist; is also a model and dancer as a well-known Rap and Hip-Hop entertainer. Her sultry personality shines in revelations of the boundaries of emergent music trends she fashions to a taste of honey in golden performances.

Monica Davis, ex-wife of a well-known R&B star (we’ll learn who in her excerpt), grew up in Hollywood after spending years touring with Ralph Tresvant Sr. (e.g.: also known as Rizz and Rizzo, American actor, record producer, singer, and songwriter best known as New Edition’s Lead Singer). She’s also dated some very influential Rap and Hip-Hop artists who include LL COOL J, Jessie D., and  Johnny Gill, Jr.

Angel Gilcrest Guyton – illustrious rap and hip-hop celebrity formerly married to two (2) Superstar Producers and an independent woman in her own right – more to come . . .

Queen G (e.g.: Shonta Gibson), award-winning CEO and Owner of Letsgotowork Entertainment Network; also, Animateur de radio at BlackOut Radio and Media Director at CLUB HIS HOP Las Vegas, grew up in Hollywood where she performed as a movie extra. Queen G is Superstar Tyrese’s sister.

Tyaunna Harris, actress and model, grew up within Rap and Hip-Hop and keeps her finger on speed-dial within the industry today . . . we’ll learn more about Tyaunna very soon . . .

O.G. LIL MAMA (e.g.: Angel Hicks), West Coast Hip-Hop Artist grew up with Snoop Dogg. What else is there to say? Looking forward to this slice of music industry history . . .

Lena Moss, Superstar Aaron Hall’s wife and mother of beautiful Kaloni Hall, Lena and Aaron’s daughter. Aaron Hall is an American singer and songwriter whose debut album sold over a million copies and is certified platinum.

Jamie Paris, mother of one of Snoop Dogg’s recording artist, JP Cali Smoov discloses the facts about living the life of a Rap and Hip-Hop Mother.

Nina Womack, award-winning actress, event producer and filmmaker is also the Founder of Transmedia 360° a multimedia and branding agency. Nina has an extensive background in event production, festival, film and theater. She’s also the creator of “Let’s Be Whole” (e.g.: an interactive, grassroots outreach program designed to reach communities of color at high risk for cancer, disease, mental illness, obesity, poverty and other stress-related trauma.). Her son is a producer and she is the niece of Superstar Bobby Womack.

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About the Author:
Candy Strother DeVore Mitchell is the niece of a civil rights leader who worked directly alongside Dr. Martin Luther King. This may have resulted in her burgeoning interests as a human rights activist. Mrs. Mitchell has testified on Capitol Hill and aired in national news broadcasts regarding newsworthy topics. She is the creator and executive producer of “The Face of Rap Mothers,” an affiliation of women leaders in the rap industry who work in unison to build better futures for humanity through entrepreneurial, solopreneur and philanthropic efforts. Candy is also the CEO of Black Cash Universal Studios Entertainment and her son is King Tha Rapper – she shares her story in an introductory chapter of, “Faces of Rap Mothers.”

To contact the author write to: candisbook@mail.com

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Purchase Information:
“Faces of Rap Mothers,” available in “pre-release” NOW features a 20% discount through the publisher, Beat Deep Books for the signed and unsigned books (e.g.: signed copies are sold at a higher cost). Beat Deep Books is an imprint of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. – visit http://www.donnaink.com to order the discounted copies.

“Faces of Rap Mothers” will also be made available on AMAZON, Barnes & Noble, and other fine book retailers very soon . . .

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