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101 THINGS YOU and John McCain DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT SARAH PALIN

by Paula Munier Gregory Bergman

Hunter. Hockey mom. Live action figure.Sarah Palin is living proof that politics does indeed make strange bedfellows. In 101 Things You--and John McCain--Didn't Know about Sarah Palin, readers learn the (alleged) truth about the (reputed) Republican darling from Alaska who's taken the nation by (ice) storm. In this hilarious, irreverent look at the world's most infamous Miss Congeniality, comedian and WTF? author Gregory Bergman reveals more than one hundred bizarre, obscure facts about the bizarre, obscure governor from Wasilla, including:#3 Sarah Palin supports funding for abstinence-only programs in schools. Just call her Grandma.#4 In 2007, Sarah Palin offered $150 to every hunter who hacked off the left foreleg of a wolf shot from a plane. Talk about wolves being thrown, uh, to the wolves.#12 Sarah Palin once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween. She gained twenty IQ points and a sense of humor.101 Things You--and John McCain--Didn't Know about Sarah Palin--because politics is funnier than fiction!

5-Minute Mindfulness

by Paula Munier Heidi E. Spear David B. Dillard-Wright

Mindfulness is just a moment away! You don't need to hide yourself away on a mountaintop for decades to achieve enlightenment. You can do it right in your own home, at work, even in the car on your daily commute. All it takes a 5 minutes#151;and an open mind. With5-Minute Mindfulness, readers find quick and easy ways to calm their minds, soothe their psyches, and sustain their spirits. These potent, portable practices, meditations, postures, and exercises can be done anywhere, anytime#151;mini-enlightenments that can create a lifetime of joy, peace, and serenity.

Fixing Freddie

by Paula Munier

There are bad dogs--and then there are bad beagles.In this hilarious and heartwarming memoir, single mother Paula Munier takes on the world's worst beagle--and loses every time. She tries everything to fix Freddie--but nothing really works. As her youngest son grows up and prepares to leave her soon-to-be empty nest, Paula's worst fear is that after more than thirty years of raising kids, she'll be left all alone--with Freddie.

Fixing Freddie

by Paula Munier

In this memoir, single mother Paula Munier takes on the world's worst beagle--and loses every time. She tries everything to fix Freddie--but nothing really works. As her youngest son grows up and prepares to leave her soon-to-be empty nest, Paula's worst fear is that after more than thirty years of raising kids, she'll be left all alone--with Freddie.

Plot Perfect

by Paula Munier

Build an Exceptional Plot, One Scene at a Time! Think of your favorite story--the one that kept you turning pages late into the night, the one with a plot so compelling, so multilayered, so perfect that you couldn't put it down. How can you make your own plots--in your novels, short stories, memoirs, or screenplays--just as irresistible? Plot Perfect provides the answer. This one-of-a-kind plotting primer reveals the secrets of creating a story structure that works--no matter what your genre. It gives you the strategies you need to build a scene-by-scene blueprint that will help elevate your fiction and earn the attention of agents and editors. Inside, literary agent, editor, and author Paula Munier shows you how to: Devise powerful plots and subplots and weave them together seamlessly Organize your scenes for the greatest impact Develop captivating protagonists, worthy antagonists, and engaging secondary characters Use dialogue, setting, tone, and voice to enhance your plot Layer, refine, and polish your storyline Define your story in terms of its theme Filled with writing exercises, plotting templates, and expert advice, Plot Perfect helps you dive into the intricacies of plot--and write a compelling story that readers won't be able to resist.

The Sordid Secrets of Las Vegas

by Paula Munier Quentin Parker

Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit, you'd be surprised at how much of the city's mystique you can miss while you're pulling slots until dawn. From getting comped at a casino every time to finding the best stripper to teach you how to pole dance, you'll learn all of the hidden magic that permeates this incredible city in this tell-all handbook. You'll also get an insider's take on:How to get invited to the Fetish and Fantasy BallWhy you shouldn't drink the water in VegasWhere to have a $5,000 lunch Where to find the world's biggest topless poolWho's been blacklisted by the Gaming Control BoardOrganized according to the seven deadly sins, the hidden gems in this book are your key to uncovering the dirty secrets of Sin City!

THE SORDID SECRETS of LAS VEGAS

by Paula Munier Quentin Parker Susan Reynolds

Visit the Vegas They Don't Want You to Know About!Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit, you'd be surprised at how much of the city's mystique you can miss while you're pulling slots until dawn. From getting comped at a casino every time to finding the best stripper to teach you how to pole dance, you'll learn all of the hidden magic that permeates this incredible city in this tell-all handbook. You'll also get an insider's take on: How to get invited to the Fetish and Fantasy Ball Why you shouldn't drink the water in Vegas Where to have a $5,000 lunch Where to find the world's biggest topless pool Who's been blacklisted by the Gaming Control Board Organized according to the seven deadly sins, the hidden gems in The Sordid Secrets of Las Vegas are your keys to uncovering the dirty secrets of Sin City!

Writing With Quiet Hands

by Paula Munier

Commit to Your Writing Craft!To write with quiet hands is to embrace the journey all writers must take: from seeking inspiration and shaping raw material to cultivating a personal support network, navigating the various pathways to publication, and committing to a lifelong practice. In Writing with Quiet Hands, author and literary agent Paula Munier helps you hone your words into well-crafted stories and balance this satisfying work with the realities and challenges of the publishing world.You'll learn how to tame your muse, manage your time wisely, and treat your practice with the seriousness it deserves. You'll develop a distinct voice, write with style and substance, employ the tenets of strong structure, and engage your readers by injecting narrative thrust into your stories. You'll explore the finer aspects of craft, refine your work, and boldly bridge the gap between published and unpublished. From drafting and revising to querying agents, you'll discover the secrets to writing artfully, and publishing bravely.Fulfilling and rewarding writing careers are forged from the successful marriage of craft and business know-how. Are you ready to embark on your journey, armed with both grace and grit? Are you ready to write with quiet hands?"Writing with Quiet Hands is loaded tips and tools, firsthand experience, and down-to-earth advice from a writer, editor, and agent who's seen it from all sides. Paula Munier gives it to you straight as she dissects the inspiration, perspiration, and dogged determination it takes to set and meet your writing goals. This book will keep you sane." --Hallie Ephron, New York Times best-selling author of Night Night, Sleep Tight

Yes, We Can!

by Paula Munier

America's voice was heard, and with a resounding "Yes, We Can!" it yelled for change. Now, Americans everywhere want to know what they can do to help. This passionate, prescriptive call to action supplies them with 365 simple things they can do today to make their country a better place. There's a lot that needs fixing - the economy, the environment, the health care crisis, education, international relations - but each issue can be broken down to the personal level, and change can happen from the ground up. Yes, We Can! offers ideas like:Help a laid-off worker find a new jobSave 10 percent of your salarySend a care package to a U.S. soldier in IraqAdopt a starving wild horse from NevadaLose ten poundsAnd more!Yes, We Can! - because change has come to America and it's up to every American to make a difference.

Yes We Can!

by Paula Munier

America's voice was heard, and with a resounding "Yes, We Can!" it yelled for change. Now, Americans everywhere want to know what they can do to help. This passionate, prescriptive call to action supplies them with 365 simple things they can do today to make their country a better place. Yes, We Can! -- because change has come to America and it's up to every American to make a difference.

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