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Do you have a great idea for a children's book, but aren't exactly sure what to do next? Then this is the book for you! Writing a children's book can be harder than it looks, but The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Writing Children's Books is your golden ticket to learning the ins and outs of creating a stand-out manuscript and getting it published! This informative, straightforward guide takes you from the idea stage to writing your first draft to finding a publisher--and everything in between! This guide is ideal for the writer looking to perfect their craft and break into the world of children's publishing!
You rely on your key accounts for repeat business over time, but with Stephan Schiffman's tips and strategies, you'll find out how to increase your sales to these accounts and solidify your relationship as "partners" in the sales process. In Mastering Your Key Accounts, Stephan Schiffman shows you how to implement a winning selling philosophy based on taking calculated risks and stirring things up within existing accounts. He gives you the tools to build key strategic alliances in all of your accounts. Inside you'll find sure-fire strategies to build alliances and win over critical constituents; develop and refine a Major Account Mapping worksheet; devise a growth/action plan for key accounts; finalize an action plan that extends your network within the major account; and much more! As America's recognized #1 sales trainer Stephan Schiffman promises to give you proven advice that will boost your business--and your bottom line!
Whether you are a person with diabetes or high blood pressure, or you just want to cut sugar out of your diet, The No-Sugar Cookbook is for you! Edited by registered dietitian Kimberly A. Tessmer, this practical cookbook shows you how to sacrifice sugar but not flavor! Packed with more than 200 recipes, some of the treats you will find include: Fruit Salsa; Buckwheat Pancakes; Chicken a la King; Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse; Honey Raisin Bars; and more. All these recipes contain no added sugar or provide a healthier alternate sugar substitute, but still taste great! With The No-Sugar Cookbook, sugar-free food never tasted so sweet!
If you have a gluten allergy, or know someone with one, then you know that it is extremely difficult to live with a gluten intolerance. Not only is it a trial to find foods that are safe to eat, it is ten times harder to find foods that are healthy, gluten-free, and appeal to the whole family! The No-Gluten Cookbook is here to help you solve these problems and more, with such breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack offerings as: Shrimp and Lobster Salad; Fresh Tuscan Tomato Soup; Spicy Cornbread Stuffed with Chilies; Chocolate Mint Swirl Cheesecake with Chocolate Nut Crust; and more. Having a gluten allergy does not mean you have to sacrifice fine dining! With more than 200 delicious, gluten-free recipes to choose from, you'll start to see your diet restrictions as benefits, rather than deprivations!
The number of knowledge workers has doubled in the last decade. Unlike yesterday's workers their value is not measured in hours logged, but in how much quality and innovation they create for your organization. Talent is the new wildcard in today's competitive marketplace. If you want to tap your employee's full potential you have to manage differently. Play Your Best Hand shows you how to align knowledge worker's talents with strategic business goals. Using practical exercises and assessments, managers learn to apply strength-based leadership principles to leverage individual and team talents.Play Your Best Hand also covers:the four employee talent typeskey challenges of managing knowledge workers - and recommended solutionsthe five talent-based leadership principles and how to apply themand more!Play Your Best Hand is the innovative leadership approach you need to keep today's knowledge workers motivated and productive!
You're getting divorced. You want out or he wants out, but either way you're tempted to bend over backward just to get it over with. The result: You get screwed. How screwed? Consider this: the average woman experiences a 45 percent drop in her standard of living after divorce; 45 percent of children living with a divorced mother live at or near the poverty line; only about 45 percent of custodial parents due child support payments receive the full amount. In Hit Him Where It Hurts, acclaimed matrimonial attorney Sherri Donovan shows you how to take the offensive in the bloody game we call divorce. With her take-no-prisoners approach, you can ensure that you will gain your freedom without sacrificing your health, your wealth, or your well-being--or that of your children.
There are many books that show you how to nurture your body and the precious life growing inside of you, but Your Pregnancy Devotional shows you how to nurture your spirit, as well as the spirit of your unborn child. In this stunning devotional, you not only have a roadmap for your passage to motherhood, but also for your journey into your relationship with Jesus. Filled with biblical passages and inspirational stories, your soul will flourish with the love of Christ. Beautifully written by two Christian mothers, Your Pregnancy Devotional is essential for your spiritual fulfillment during this emotional time of life.
Go back in time ... Caddy is 12; grappling with school, best friends, first boyfriends, younger siblings and the unexpected arrival of one baby Permanent Rose who has appeared in the world a little sooner than expected. While baby Rose lies in critical condition in hospital, life goes on in the unpredictable, colourful Casson household.
Professor Bryan Sykes, the world's leading expert on human genetics, set a goal to locate and analyse as many DNA samples as possible with links to the yeti. In doing so, he found himself entering a strange world of mystery and sensationalism, fraud and obsession and even the supernatural. Protected by the ruthless vigour of genetic analysis he was able to listen to the stories of the yeti without having to form an opinion. The only opinion that mattered was the DNA. Three hair samples from the miogi, the Bhutanese yeti are the cause of the investigation. The hairs did not surrender their secrets easily, but eventually two were identified as known species of bear. The third remained a mystery. One of the many theories to account for the yeti legend is that there were small groups of Neanderthals that had managed to survive until recent times. If so, would it be possible to detect recent interbreeding between our own species and Neanderthals in the genomes of indigenous people living in remote regions? Professor Sykes has made some surprising and significant discoveries. Discoveries that could change our understanding of human origins. without having to form an opinion. The only opinion that mattered was the DNA. Two years on the project is almost complete, and there have been some surprising and significant discoveries. The yeti remains an enigma. There is something out there. But what?
The credit and collection function of any business is the nerve center of the company. If proper records aren't kept and receivables closely monitored, a company will have difficulty maintaining its cash flow and operations. Streetwise Credit and Collections provides you with the skills to manage your company's financial obligations, collect due payments, and avoid falling into debt.Streetwise Credit and Collections includes complete state-by-state requirements for small claims court, and sections on the applicable laws, statute of limitations, and legal interest rates that may be charged. The appendices contain information necessary for all businesses that grant credit, including the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices act.Includes advice on:Securing credit and granting itSetting credit policies for your customersHiring a collections agency as necessaryYou will undoubtedly encounter credit and collection issues from time to time. With Streetwise Credit and Collections, you'll have the information and advice to make the best business decisions and keep your cash flow healthy.
As a dog owner, you want your furry friend "to be all he can be"! And training your dog is no easy task. That's why you need to sign your doggie recruit up for Canine Boot Camp. This engaging yet practical guide allows you to teach your pet simple commands and tricks while remaining firm and rewarding positive behavior. You will learn how to become your pup's drill sergeant, with techniques such as: the basics--sit, stay, and heel; manners--curb jumping and territorial behavior before it starts; puppy problems--separation anxiety and housebreaking; gnawing issues--chewing and destroying everything but toys; and more. With these tips, tricks and more, Canine Boot Camp is your ticket to a properly trained pup!
Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about: Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasions Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell-and Bono! The potato famine and emigration (were there really gangs of New York?) Irish music and dance Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History is an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish.
True: Freemasons are the longest lasting fraternal organization in the world. True: It's members include George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh, John Wayne, and Charles Darwin, men who have helped shape the world we live in today! So how is it that this group is shrouded by mystery, myth, and murder? 101 Things You Didn't Know About the Freemasons examines this society and dispels the rumors, uncovers the truth, and brings to light such topics as: Masonic symbols, rites, and rituals; Famous Freemasons and their contributions to art, literature, and science; Alleged connections to Jack the Ripper, the KKK, and the Holy Grail; Freemasons vs. the Catholic Church; and Freemasonry in today's society. With 101 Things You Didn't Know About the Freemasons, you'll unlock the secrets of this fascinating, age-old organization in no time!
Discover the long-kept secrets of literature's leading lady You've read Emma. You own Pride and Prejudice. You love Sense and Sensibility. But do you know all there is to know about Jane Austen? Find answers to such questions as: Who was the Irishman who stole her heart? Why was their affair doomed? Which Austen heroine most resembled Jane? Who were the real Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy? Why did Jane never marry? These fascinating secrets and much more are revealed in 101 Things You Didn't Know about Jane Austen. Romantic. Tragic. Mysterious.And you thought Austen's heroines led intriguing lives.
Talent is a company's most valuable resource. Today, more than ever, the fate of your organization depends on your ability to recruit, retain, and, when necessary, replace talent. By the same token, talent management determines the success or failure of your own career. Talent IQ teaches you how to make the most of your own, your team's, and your organization's talent - from junior support staff to C-level executives. Based on an extensive ten-year study of best practices among 100,000 TalentLeaders in virtually every type of organizational setting, Talent IQ identifies the concepts, skills, and tools any manager and organization can use to boost their Talent IQ and build a culture of achievement.
Life. Beauty. Womanhood. That's what tattoos today are all about. Join the women of Chick Ink in this celebration of the tattoos that grace our bodies, tell our stories, and mark forever the significant moments of our lives. Because if you're a woman with a tattoo, you're woman enough for anything.
Mary Robson is a young Yorkshire woman, married to her solid, unromantic cousin, John. Together they battle to preserve Mary's neglected inheritance, her beloved farm, Anderby Wold. This labour of love - and the benevolent tyranny of traditional Yorkshire ways - have made Mary old before her time. Then into her purposeful life comes David Rossitur, red-haired, charming, eloquent: how can she help but love him? But David is a young man from a different England, radical and committed to social change. As their confrontation and its consequences inevitably unfold, Mary's life and that of the calm village of Anderby are changed forever.
On her husband's choice of neckwear: Did you buy that tie?' 'Of course I did - how do you think I got it?' 'I assumed it had been given away free with something.' Katharine Whitehorn pioneered the first of the personal columns. She told us how it really was. She was funny - and smart. The Observer?s star columnist for 40 years, she is also famous for COOKING IN A BEDSITTER. Much loved for her frankness and honesty, her autobiography is about family, studying at Roedean, work on Fleet Street and about her long marriage to the recently deceased crime writer Gavin Lyall. `Marriage is the water in which you swim, the land you live in . . . once a widow you have to learn to live in another country in which you are an unwelcome refugee.?
Like a wilderling - a cultivated flower that manages to live in the wild - Lucienne Rochford has survived her terrible early years in France. Although born into the British aristocracy, Lucy was raised in obscurity first in a French convent and then in a Parisian brothel. At sixteen, she is restored to her rightful place as the daughter of the Rochford family, but a devastating betrayal by her father fires her determination to seek wealth and independence at any cost. She learns the ways of society and catches the eye of the handsome and noble Count Alexis Zemski, who swears his love and agrees to marry Lucy even after learning of her past. As World War I shatters Europe, Lucy Rochford begins to learn what life and love are all about?
When elite operative John Stratton is sent to Yemen by the Secret Intelligence Service to track down a suspected al-Qaeda cell, he thinks he knows what he is dealing with. But when he and his colleagues get captured by Somali pirates, all bets are off. Stratton discovers what it is like to be held hostage by ruthless men who have a deadly agenda ? men for whom Stratton and his colleagues are just bargaining chips. And this is no ordinary hostage situation: Stratton has stepped right into the middle of a massive and sickening jihadist operation. Fighting trained warriors who know no fear, Stratton?s skill and ingenuity will be tested as never before as he battles for his life and for the values he holds dear?
Hunched exhausted at his computer one ordinary Monday morning, world-class workaholic Nick Thorpe has reached the end of his tether. Fearing for his health and family life, he knows something has to change. But where to start when trying too hard is part of the problem? Nick makes a bold resolution: he will spend a year learning to let go. Beginning with a plunge off a Cornish cliff, he soon graduates to wing-walking on a bi-plane, city-centre clowning and a revealing weekend at a naturist convention. But the more he tries to relax, the bigger the questions: can you be happy if you?re not in control? Is true contentment all in the mind? And what does his small, brown dog know that Nick doesn?t? From a school where pupils make the rules, to meditation and rafting in Sweden; from the chaos of a Durban street shelter to a silent monastery in New Mexico, URBAN WORRIER charts a humorous and often moving quest for the ultimate modern grail: how to find balance and fulfilment in today?s high-speed world.
How far would you go to save your child? Exhausted single-mum Miranda is prepared to try anything. Suffering from baffling allergies and illnesses, her teenage daughter Sylvie has been written off by doctors. An offer of alternative therapy at a grand Dorset estate may be her last hope and so, against her better judgement, Miranda grabs this life-line. Stonewylde is a beautiful and magical place, a sanctuary free from modern taint. The retreat is remote, hidden away behind high walls and iron gates, and soon the rat-race outside fades to insignificance. Stonewylde is ruled by the charismatic Magus, who vows to cure Sylvie and give both their hearts' desires. He promises the earth and it seems he can deliver. But everything comes at a price. Life at Stonewylde is too idyllic, too wholesome, too perfect. The ancient rituals in the stone circle are not quite what they seem and neither is the Magus, whose sinister sensuality hides a darker secret. Sylvie and Miranda join the community and both fall in love for the first time. But their arrival triggers a brutal chain of events that could destroy the unique world of Stonewylde. Mother and daughter will eventually discover the truth: Stonewylde may cure, but it can also kill.
This first volume of a four-part fantasy series introduces the three Worlds, each with its own human species. Desperate and on the edge of extinction, a fourth species, the Charon, forever changes the balance between the Worlds. A young Sensitive comes into possession of the Mirror of Aachen, which can heal or destroy the rift between the Worlds.
What's best about kids dishing on their moms? With over 350 insights, this book will make you smile, laugh, and remember what it was like looking up at your mother. Compiled by author Jennifer Sander and kindergarten teacher Angela Smith, this adorably delightful book lets these pint-sized critics tell you what they really think about their moms--and why they love them.
What's best about kids dishing on their dads? With over 350 insights, this book will make you smile, laugh, and remember what it was like looking up at your father. Compiled by author Jennifer Sander and kindergarten teacher Angela Smith, this adorably delightful book lets these pint-sized critics tell you what they really think about their dads--and why they love them.
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