Beckie Butcher Supports Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients through her Writing

beckiebutcherHello, everybody. My name is Beckie Butcher. I was born and raised in Elgin, Il and am a 1982 graduate of Elgin High School. I graduated from Elgin Community College in 1997 with an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology and worked in various hospitals and laboratories. In 2007, I decided to leave the laboratory and pursue a career in Culinary Arts with hopes of opening my own catering business when I was stricken with a debilitating disease called chronic fatigue syndrome, a serious but seriously misunderstood disease.

mybattlewith_1In 2010, on the advice of a friend, I decided to share my story in a book entitled My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which made it to number five in the medical genre on Amazon. In the book, I share how upon referral from a friend how a unique method of chiropractic adjustment has offered me relief and taken me to a much better place. I am passionate about building tolerance for the disease as well as offering hope for a better life to those who suffer as well as those who care for them.

I have written a magazine article about life with CFS for Living Well Magazine. It was in last July’s issue. I have also given educational presentations about the reality of the disease as well as spoken on a local radio show. My website is www.beckiesbutcher.com and my blog is www.battlecfs.wordpress.com. I can also be found of www.pubmatch.com. Thank you and have a great day.

July 2015 Edition of Living Well Magazine

Winning Selling to Impress the Buyer!

Winning Selling to Impress the Buyer (2)Colour paperback and Kindle available on Amazon – by Tim Ussher

Endorsed by Lord Sugar – businessman, entrepreneur and star of BBC TV show The Apprentice:

“Having personally sat across the table from Tim, I know there is a lot to gain from his advice. I’d encourage anyone in sales to read this straight talking book, written by one of the best purchasing professionals I have come across in business.”

I told Jones to seat the Buyer at the head of the table, not beat the buyer to the head of the table!

I told Jones to seat the Buyer at the head of the table, not beat the buyer to the head of the table!

A refreshingly powerful and concise insight into the mind of the buyer, with no-nonsense tips, tactics and advice on preparation, meetings, understanding the buyer and their drivers, tendering, pitching and negotiating: how to win buyers over, and win business.

A must for all business people, suppliers and salespeople who are trying to win orders from buyers. Written by an award-winning top corporate buyer, purchasing leader and negotiator. With fun, memorable colour cartoons accompanying all the key learning points.

tim ussher corp pic2 (2)Tim has spent his entire career of over thirty years as a ‘buyer’, and as Chief Procurement Officer has led global procurement teams of up to 340 global staff for corporations including Williams security group, BSkyB, Virgin Media, Hilton hotels and Regus office providers.

As an individual consultant he has reviewed and helped establish new or improved procurement functions for the London 2012 Olympics, EMI, Diageo and British American Tobacco.

Tim won the inaugural and prestigious Purchasing and Supply Chain Professional of the Year award from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply in 2002, the procurement industry’s top individual award.

…and that concludes my pitch… oh did I run over!

…and that concludes my pitch… oh did I run over!

See also: www.winningselling.com

Real Estate Business: Are we in a Property Bubble?

real estate signIs Australia in the midst of a property bubble? According to the banking industry, record low interest rates in Australia haven’t led to a property bubble. The Australian Bankers’ Association recently released a report, Key truths on housing in Australia, which looks at the changes in house prices over the past quarter of a century.

“Our analysis shows that the recent rise of house prices in Australia is not unusual when compared with historical trends, and the current house price growth has not exceeded the peak rates we saw before the global financial crisis,” says association CEO Steven Münchenberg.

The association says Australia has recorded solid increases in both nominal and real house prices since the GFC but has not been the strongest market in global terms. In fact, Australian property prices rank well down on a global scale, according to the report. After adjustment for inflation, rises in Australia have ranked behind Hong Kong, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Canada.

“Since the GFC, volatility in prices has increased, with two periods of quite marked national declines in prices followed by strong rebounds,” says Münchenberg. “Much of the recent focus has been on strong house price growth in Sydney, but over the past ten years the price increase in Sydney is unremarkable when compared to other capital cities.”

Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank is struggling to manage the two-speed economy while the government fails to lift productivity and cut unemployment. With Australia facing the highest unemployment rate in 12½ years, slumping business spending and deflation spreading around the globe, more RBA stimulus would seem in order. However, with many Australian housing markets reaching unaffordable levels, reducing rates will only exacerbate this further.

Do you think we are in the midst of a property bubble? Why not join in the conversation with us and let us know your thoughts by posting a response in the comments below.

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Paul Davies Publishes Weekly Articles through Revolutionary Real Estate Blog

Paul DaviesPaul Davies, a consummate real estate professional, has made a name for himself by churning out an excess of 1,000 property sales and conducting more than 300 auctions over the course of an illustrious career. As the Founder and CEO of the One Agency Real Estate Group, Mr. Davies keeps people abreast of trends and developments in real estate by publishing weekly articles on the company’s blog. He has earned the respect and admiration of his professional peers and those with whom he has worked and collaborated throughout the years by helping real estate agents to set up their own real estate businesses under the One Agency brand, and building profitable, sustainable businesses.

Mr. Davies has written about a number of captivating issues on One Agency’s contemporary blog series. His noteworthy news articles include “Growth in Real Estate Varied Significantly Across Australia 2014,” a depiction of the differences in final quarter growth and year-on-year growth for 2014 throughout the cities in Australia. Another is entitled: “Real Estate Market – How It Fared in 2014;” this article is a revealing overview for both buyers and sellers of what was to be seen in the real estate market as 2014 was capped off, as it pertains to properties for sale, opportunities for buyers to negotiate, and when it was the best time for purchasers to buy.

Mr. Davies pinpoints the single-most important thing that he has learned over the years as the fact that “it’s not how much money you make that counts, it’s how much you get to keep after all the expenses are paid.” That premise, along with his wife Annie’s encouragement, was the motivator behind One Agency. He took his experience and launched a revolutionary and unique business model. Real estate agents and business owners now have the freedom to set up a business under their own brand, join a respected Australia-wide network, and retain as much of their hard earned fees as possible. One Agency is rapidly expanding, has a presence in all States and Territories of Australia, and is also planning expansion internationally. Mr. Davies continues to stand at the helm of the business, bringing his personal guidance and wealth of experience to all members. He lives in Sydney with his wife and son.

One Agency Real Estate GroupLearn more about Paul Davies by visiting http://oneagency.com.au and http://oneagencygroup.com.au, and by checking out his LinkedIn page.

Redemption and Trailing Sky are HOT

Ian Prattis Redemption Song

 

Ian Prattis - "Trailing Sky Six Feathers" and "Redemption Song"“Melancholy Memory, Brilliant Novel”

A melancholy memory turns out to be the catalyst for an almost forgotten yet brilliant Xlibris novel. Author Ian Prattis stumbles upon this overlooked treasure – a story nearly four decades in hiding but remains as relevant as it was first conceived.

He recounts here on the Xlibris Blog the bittersweet recollection so surreal he still couldn’t believe his good fortune…

Read more of Part 1 of this recollection on the Xlibiris Blog — Part 1

You can also read Part 2 of this recollection on the Xlibiris Blog — Part 2
(A link to Part 2 can also be found at the end of Part 1)

Trailing Sky Six Feathers Screenwriter’s Recommendation

Trailing Sky Six Feathers by Ian Prattis is the tremendous story of Ian’s modern day spiritual awakening and discovery of his past life as Native American Eagle Speaker during the 18th century. Only through the intervention of his spirit wife Trailing Sky is Ian able to defeat his past vices and personal struggles to become the man he is today…

Read more of this Screenwriter’s Recommendation on my blog online at: ianprattis.wordpress.com

Clannad’s “I Will Find You” meets Trailing Sky…

Clannad’s beautiful ballad “I Will Find You” was the theme song for the box office hit – “Last of the Mohicans” starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe. This 1992 historical epic film was based on James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel.

“No matter where you go, I will find you

If it takes a long, long time.

No matter where you go, I will find you

If it takes a thousand years.”

This haunting love song is reminiscent of an epic moment in my new book…

Read more of this post on my blog online at: ianprattis.wordpress.com

Xlibris Radio Podcast Interview for Trailing Sky Six Feathers:

Xilibris Radio Podcast Interview from Oct 19, 2014:
Please click here to download the podcast interview in mp3 format to listen to on your computer or tablet.

Spotlight on Trailing Sky

Spiritual awakening is needed to ensure survival, author says

Ian Prattis shares personal journey, advocates about spiritual awakening, empowerment in new book

Read the entire press release here: www.prweb.com

A Tale of Two Books

I recently offered a talk on my two books published this year – Trailing Sky Six Feathers: One Man’s Journey with His Muse and Redemption – beginning with an excerpt from the Blue Ink Review of the first one.

“In this spiritual exploration, a highly educated man becomes a humble seeker, works painstakingly through the events of two fascinating lifetimes, and emerges with a message for humankind.…

Read more of this post on my blog online at: ianprattis.wordpress.com

Purchase Options for Redemption:

You can buy Redemption in any of the following ways:

An Autographed Softcover Version is available by visiting my website’s Redemption Page. On that page, scroll down and click on the ORDER BOOK tab.

Located on the ORDER BOOK tab are also options for ordering Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book versions of Redemption from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the publsiher, Xlibris! To make things simpler here are the links:

Xlibris
XLIBRIS: Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book

Amazon
AMAZON: Hardcover
AMAZON: Paperback
AMAZON: KINDLE E-Book

Barnes & Noble
BARNES & NOBLE: Hardcover
BARNES & NOBLE: Paperback
BARNES & NOBLE: NOOK E-Book

On the website you can also find more information about the book
and the author, Ian Prattis.

Purchase Options for Trailing Sky Six Feathers:

You can buy my new book, Trailing Sky Six Feathers in any of the following ways:

An Autographed Softcover Version is available by visiting my website’s Trailing Sky Six Feathers Page. On that page, scroll down and click on the ORDER BOOK tab.

Located on the ORDER BOOK tab are also options for ordering Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book versions of Trailing Sky Six Feathers from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the publsiher, Xlibris! To make things simpler here are the links:

Xlibris
XLIBRIS: Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book

Amazon
AMAZON: Hardcover and Softcover
AMAZON: KINDLE E-Book

Barnes & Noble
BARNES & NOBLE: Hardcover and Softcover
BARNES & NOBLE: NOOK E-Book

On the website you can also find more information about the book
and the author, Ian Prattis.

Ian Prattis - Pine Gate Mindfulness CommunityPine Gate Mindfulness Community

 Pine Gate is a Zen Buddhist community practicing Engaged Buddhism inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama and Sulak Sivaraksa. It has created an engaged expression for peace, social justice and planetary care in the community.

Ian Prattis - Friends for PeaceFriends for Peace

 Friends for Peace Canada is a coalition of groups working for peace, planetary care and social justice by promoting these ideas within our communities and around the globe.

Ian Prattis is an Author, Poet, Professor Emeritus, Founder of Friends for Peace and Spiritual Warrior for Planetary Care, Peace and Social Justice.

Zen teacher since 1997, he offers retreats and public talks all over the world. Ian encourages people to find their true nature, so that humanity and the planet may be renewed.

Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman is a Vocal Pedagogue, Re-Constructionist, and the Author of “The Voice – The Kabbalah of the Voice”

Miriam Jaskierowicz ArmanWith a wealth of knowledge, and professional integrity and standards, Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman has nurtured an abundant skill set over the course of a career that spans nearly four decades in the professional music-making arena. For the past two years, she has expertly served as a vocal pedagogue and re-constructionist for the International Institute of Voice Development, which she founded in Tzfat, Israel. In the years prior, she founded and led the Music Culture/Visions International Inc. for 16 years. In 1999, Ms. Jaskierowicz Arman authored the international best seller, “The Voice: A Spiritual Approach to Singing, Speaking and Communicating,” “Soul Reflections: A Personal Odyssey in Poetry” with a matching CD in 2003, and “Coming Home,” in 2007.

"Coming Home" by Miriam Jaskierowicz ArmanRecently named a Top Female Professional by Worldwide Who’s Who, Ms. Jaskierowicz marks the most gratifying aspect of her career as getting to see the success that her students experience in their occupations and lives because of the work they have done and will do. She also founded The International Academy of Voice and Stage Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of Bel Canto and Giro Vocal Motion Technique. In 2008, she moved to South America, and she published “Autism: A Plausible Cause, A Feasible Cure-An Alternative Viewpoint” in 2009. In looking ahead, Ms. Jaskierowicz Arman hopes to see the ‘Giro Vocal Motion Technique’ as a preferred teaching technique and a methodology for students and teachers of voice production around the world.

Please click here to learn more about Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman’s books.

Ian Prattis Releases “Redemption”

“The Lost Manuscript”

Second Blockbuster Book of 2014

“Redemption” is a story of Awakening and has its own story of emergence. It was a “lost” manuscript, first written in 1975, forgotten until spring 2011. The narrative was vivified and refined with hindsight forty years later. It reads like an extended prose poem reflecting the primal forces of nature and of human nature. Check out the book video:

REDEMPTION by IAN PRATTIS

Callum Mor, the epic main character, takes the reader on a deep Hero’s Journey. It opens with his childhood in the Hebrides, islands off the NW coast of Scotland. He draws wonderful mentors to him; his schoolteacher, who lights the spark of a bard in him, animal friends such as an otter, a brutal fisherman who shields his darkness from the boy as he matures. Callum Mor thrives despite the poverty of his home in an island nurturing with gentle humor and adventure. This novel moves from the rhapsody of Callum Mor’s idyllic childhood through tragedies to the derelict zone of his alcoholic drowning out of pain and suffering…

Read more of my blog entry online at: ianprattis.wordpress.com

Testimonials for Redemption:

Redemption by Ian Prattis“What marks a great work of art is that it touches the heart and soul. Redemption touched mine very deeply. It is so vividly descriptive of both scenery and people, drawing you into the life of Callum Mor, making you cry for him, cheer for him, and wishing you could continue on his journey with him. It is a book to be read over and over again, from which to take away life lessons and inspiration for our own personal journey. This is a book to share with those who touch your life.”

Lucille Hildesheim, International Harp Artiste

“I loved this book, captivating on so many levels, as the story reinforced my resolve. I have three criteria for a good book… I don’t want it to end, I love the end, and I do not wish to speak to anyone for several hours after I finish it. So, this met my criteria on all these levels!”

Mary Helen Dean, Management Professional, Ottawa, Canada

“‘Redemption’ is a riveting novel chronicling one man’s journey through the stages of innocence, darkness, destruction and transformation. The narrative may be applied both individually and universally. Individuals are suffering all over the world from the chaos that life brings, be it violence, abuse of power, cheating, torture or the destruction that comes with war. What is so exquisite about this novel is the tenderness and honesty with which the author deals with the human condition. Callum Mor draws us in as he demonstrates an intuitive understanding and respect for nature. We are intrigued by his innocence and purity which contrast so strongly with the tragic failings that surround him. When Callum Mor’s journey moves him even closer to the abyss, the author refuses to ‘sanitize’ his experiences. Rather, they are put out there as graphically and tragically as they occur. The story pulls you in and before you know it, the reader is seduced and becomes Callum Mor. As he is redeemed, so are we. ‘Redemption’ is so beautifully written, exploring the human condition in its entirety, even the darkest elements. The author does this with grace, elegance, compassion and without judgment.”

Anita Rizvi, Consultant, Ottawa, Canada

“A magical journey of the struggle towards hope, inspiration and love.”

Tina Fedeski, Executive Director of Orkidstra Canada and founder of The Leading Note Foundation.

“Thank you for the gift of your book, Redemption. It is a lovely read. Elegantly sad. We all have a piece of Callum Mor in us. I certainly identified with many aspects of his journey. So thank you for the enjoyable hours reading about this fine human being.”

Jo Anne Denis, retired federal public servant from the Government of Canada.

Press Release for Redemption:

Triumph of the Human Spirit

Inner strength and resilience conquer mental illness and alcoholism

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – According to the Anxiety and Depression Association, nearly 15 million adults suffer from some form of depression. Professor, author, and distinguished scholar, Ian Prattis believes that the power of inner strength can help these wounded souls overcome their worldly crutches.

“The greatest gift one can be given is that of finding one’s true nature,” Prattis said. “The human spirit is resilient and can triumph over tragedy and psychological dependence.”

Prattis’ new novel, “Redemption” is an allegory for depression and life difficulties that he himself once experienced. The novel, which is set off the northwest coast of Scotland, illuminates startling cycles of maturing and downfall experienced by the book’s main character – Callum Mor – a gifted child, master mariner, derelict drunk, who finally gains wisdom from a hard life’s journey. Callum Mor’s character is epic and takes the reader on a deep Hero’s Journey. His failings and misery are ultimately conquered when he saves the life of a young girl and comprehends the fragility and beauty of human existence.

Redemption is a companion to “Trailing Sky Six Feathers: One Man’s Journey with His Muse,” which was also published in 2014.

Please visit IanPrattis.com for more information on either book.

“Redemption”

By Ian Prattis
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-1-4990-1234-7
Available at: Amazon, Xlibris and Barnes & Noble online bookstores

About the Author
Ian Prattis is a poet, Professor Emeritus, founder of Friends for Peace and a spiritual warrior for planetary care and social justice. Ian now lives with his wife Carolyn in the west end of Ottawa where the Pine Gate Meditation Hall is located in the lower level of their home. Since retiring from Carleton University in 2007, he has authored four books on dharma, two on the environment, a legend/autobiographical combo and this novel. He enjoys the freedom to create at his own pace and has yet to discern the ordinary meaning of retirement.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

EDITORS: For review copies or interview requests, contact:
Ryan Simpson | 317-275-2057 | rsimpson@bohlsengroup.com
(When requesting a review copy, please provide street address.)

Purchase Options for Redemption:

You can buy my new book, Redemption in any of the following ways:

An Autographed Softcover Version is available by visiting my website’s Redemption Page. On that page, scroll down and click on the ORDER BOOK tab.

Located on the ORDER BOOK tab are also options for ordering Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book versions of Redemption from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the publsiher, Xlibris! To make things simpler here are the links:

Xlibris
XLIBRIS: Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book

Amazon
AMAZON: Hardcover
AMAZON: Paperback
AMAZON: KINDLE E-Book

Barnes & Noble
BARNES & NOBLE: Hardcover
BARNES & NOBLE: Paperback
BARNES & NOBLE: NOOK E-Book

On the website you can also find more information about the book
and the author, Ian Prattis.


Press Releases, Awards and Recognition:

Ian Prattis Failsafe

The Silver Medal was awarded to Failsafe: Saving the Earth from Ourselves in the Nature Conservation category of the Evergreen Medals in the 2014 Living Now Awards.

See the Press Release on IndependentPublisher.com

The book is now out of print but I have several boxes of paperback copies of the book. If you wish to obtain one, please use the secure ordering links on the books website at: FailsafeBook.ca

You can also purchase an ebook version from Amazon.


Pine Gate Mindfulness Community

Ian Prattis Pine Gate Mindfulness CommunityPine Gate is a Zen Buddhist community practicing Engaged Buddhism inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama and Sulak Sivaraksa. It has created an engaged expression for peace, social justice and planetary care in the community.

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Ian Prattis Friends for Peace

Friends for Peace

Friends for Peace Canada is a coalition of groups working for peace, planetary care and social justice by promoting these ideas within our communities and around the globe.

Learn More


Ian Prattis is an Author, Poet, Professor Emeritus, Founder of Friends for Peace and Spiritual Warrior for Planetary Care, Peace and Social Justice.

Zen teacher since 1997, he offers retreats and public talks all over the world. Ian encourages people to find their true nature, so that humanity and the planet may be renewed.

Kevin O’Donnell Brings Passion and Perspective to the Legal Field with “Tales from the Oldest Profession”

Kevin O'DonnellAs a practicing lawyer, Kevin O’Donnell had 43 years of law experience in the commercial transactions legal field. In his new, current writing role of a year, he has developed extensive knowledge in published works about people in comical situations. His work now is spending two to three days a week catching up with friends, writing a novel and articles for a newspaper, and developing plots for three or four books.

"Tales from the Oldest Profession" by Kevin O'DonnellMr. O’Donnell just finished writing “Tales from the Oldest Profession,” which is a novel about the law. He believes that law is, in fact, the oldest profession. Even in the most primitive society, there were rules, so people had to administer them and comply with contracts and agreements. His writing is about incidents, stories and characters that have derived from his years in the legal field. He is working on several more articles and books.

Lilian White’s Book “In Love’s Time” Garners Critical Acclaim

Lilian WhiteLilian White has 10 years of authorship experience. She has expertise in creative writing, marketing and writing reviews on other works. Her writing resulted in the documentary “Leathers from Hell.” Her published novels “Emmanuel” and “In Love’s Time” have digital versions that are being offered to publishers in India. She is continuing to write contemporary and historical romance, and also published a sci-fi/fantasy book last year. She intends to further her global presence. Ms. White separates herself from other novelists through her ability to write captivating stories in any genre.

“When I write, I always think of my readers and try to take them on the adventure of their life,” Ms. White explains. “Passion just oozes through me for my craft because I want to bring to readers a unique and entertaining experience, a great escape from their normal routines. I wish to thank them for their support, and I hope they continue reading my novels. I also wish to thank everyone associated with my career. People such as David Mayne, Robert Fletcher of SBPRA and his staff, the literary agent that told him about me, and my family, and Gary. Each in their own way, these people have supported me through the highs and the lows of my career. At times, they gave me the courage to continue writing when I thought I’d never succeed. They are very special to me!”

Lilian White BookMs. White was raised in Queensland, and has also lived in Penang and New Zealand. In the 1990s, she worked through a recruiting agency for the health department, the education department, the cancer research department, and the statistician’s office in Brisbane. She also worked in other areas; she was a nurse and an English tutor.

She has been successful because of hard work, application, discipline, pushing herself the extra mile, her literary agent, strategic work, and being good at marketing; she was once invited by a group of writers in London to help promote her work. She became involved in her profession because she had been writing a novel while living in Penang. When she moved back to Australia, she attended a playwriting class with Chris Van Roy, who offered to look at her work. She gave it to him, he liked it and said she should finish and publish it. Ms. White believes in treating other people the way that she would like to be treated herself. She feels that family is a critical component to a person’s well-being, and she feels strongly about lending support to orphans.

Ms. White’s passion for writing took her to college and to university seeking more knowledge. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Arts (Creative Writing) from QUT, having also earned a Certificate of Achievement from IML, JCU, and a Diploma from The Writing School at Mona Vale. She was also educated at Our Lady of Good Counsel College.

She has won numerous awards and honors, among them: a Letter from Lady-in-Waiting to H.R.H. from The Princess of Wales at Buckingham Palace (1986); a Certificate of Achievement from the Institute of Modern Languages at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland; Merit Award Certificates; and two honorable mentions in the News Digest International.

In recognition of all her achievements, she was recently inducted into Worldwide Branding. She also maintains affiliations with the Book Publishers’ Association of America and LinkedIn Writers’ Groups. She supports Feed the Homeless.

Ms. White’s novels can be viewed at http://www.1stmist.com, http://www.amazon.com, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and bookstores throughout the United States, and http://sbpra.com/lilianwhite. Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing Co., now wants to introduce Lilian’s novels into bookstores throughout Australia. He hopes book buyers will contact Andrew Bayer at Andrew@PublishOnDemandGlobal.com.

Daryl R. Smith Pens “A Quiet Night in June”

Daryl R. SmithDaryl R. Smith is a well-known author who specializes in non-fiction material, particularly poetry and writings which emphasize life and the spirituality of life. Throughout his illustrious career, he spent a total of 36 years in education; 16 of which were spent as a teacher and the other two decades as a school principal. Prior to his retirement from the education industry, Mr. Smith began working as an author. He founded his company, Daryl Smith Publications, in 2010. Drawing on the company philosophy to “write from the heart, give from the heart,” a portion of all proceeds from book sales are donated to charity. Mr. Smith published his first book, “A Quiet Night in June” in 2013. His second book, “Touching Heaven,” is scheduled for release in the latter portion of 2014.

As president of his company, Mr. Smith writes and edits books, manages communications, handles strategic planning, and oversees public relations and publicity, as well as budgeting and bookkeeping. He holds an education specialist degree and a master’s degree in education from Ball State University, a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Anderson University, and certifications as  training consultant and Indiana teaching and school administrator.

"A Quiet Night in June" by Daryl R. SmithRecognized as a leader in his field, Mr. Smith has garnered several awards. He is the recipient of the Candice Stone award from Anderson University, was named an Outstanding Young Educator by Jaycees of Alexandria, and earned the United Way volunteer award from Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. He was also inducted into Alpha Chi and Pi Gamma Mu Honor Societies. After his inclusion into Worldwide Branding, Mr. Smith was selected as an Outstanding VIP member in 2013. He feels his successes can be most aptly attributed to his perseverance.

Mr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Newton-Rockdale Writers, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Small Publishers Artists and Writers Network, Academy of American Poets, and National Writers Association. He is also charitably involved with United Way Worldwide and Habitat for Humanity International.

For more information about Daryl Smith Publications, please visit his website.