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The Demons Within

Raquel Aleman was eight-years old when she began hearing voices and experiencing occasional manifestations of invisible entities. In her naiveté, Raquel believed that the voices were of God, and that He was trying to make friends with her, so she started having frequent conversations with him. It wasn’t until years later that she realized that the whole phenomena was not of God, but demonic.

Raquel Aleman is a missionary and a published author. The Demons Within, is about her roller coasterlife’s journey.

Raquel is currently finishing her seventh Christian children’s story.

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Bizarre Bible Stories 2

Simply put, author Dan Cooley’s Bizarre Bible Stories and Bizarre Bible Stories 2 utilize a vernacular, contemporary writing style intended to reach an audience of children and youth with solid Christian doctrine and practical application. The discussion questions interspersed throughout the text are thoughtfully designed to promote interaction between parents and their children on numerous topics of interest. Cooley’s books reflect his passion for providing spiritual food to children in a manner they can easily digest. His attention to detail is evident from cover to cover.

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Out of the Shadows and Grandpa Pitched for the Cubs

Out Of The Shadows is about the transparent life experiences of young people who need validation and struggle because of it. Author Nina Perez-Reed gives personal examples from her own Christian life experience about how she overcame these very real problems and circumstances.



Grandpa Pitched for the Cubs is about how a young high school pitcher named Noel Remle dreamed of pitching baseball professionally – and it finally happens, but not immediately. Dr Elmer Towns is the CO- Founder of Liberty University and his first work of fiction.

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SOS Song of the Sea

SOS, the Song of the Sea, is an amazing ecological fantasy written by award-winning children’s author Stephen Cosgrove. This is his first novel. SOS is wrapped in the magical premise that whales, dolphins, and other mammals of the sea communicate with one another. Critically, the history of their world is contained in the singing of a masterful song called the “Song of the Sea.” With the survival of Earth in the balance, there is a united call for an enclave gathering, a trial wherein mankind will be judged for its crimes against the sea.

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8 New Serendipity Books

The Stephen Cosgrove Collection has grown by yet another 8 titles in the Serendipity series illustrated by Robin James with over 24 different titles now available. The new Serendipity titles join the 4 titles in the ArkAngel™ Series, illustrated by Diana Rice Bonin and 4 titles from the Barely There series, illustrated by Wendy Edelson, slated for release in February.

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New Life for Stephen Cosgrove’s Serendipity Books

Animals real, mythical, and imaginary headline Stephen Cosgrove’s Serendipity series of picture books, which is currently being reissued by Clovis, Calif.-based Heritage Builders Publishing. The 72-book series, originally launched in 1974 by Serendipity Press and out of print for a number of years, has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide. Illustrated by Robin James, these paperbacks offer stories addressing common childhood experiences and issues, including friendship, disabilities, fears, prejudice, and the environment.

Heritage Builders, whose books are distributed by PGW, released the inaugural eight Serendipity titles last January, and four more books followed in August. Four additional reissues – Kartusch, Squeakers, Trafalgar True, and Zippity Zoom – are due in October, and three installments are scheduled for spring 2015.

Cosgrove’s series, in fact, had an indisputably serendipitous start. In 1973, Cosgrove, who was at the time working in finance, was shopping at bookstores for his then three-year-old daughter. Frustrated at what he found to be the lack of picture books that are fun to read and also convey positive values, he took it upon himself to write one.

“I really liked the story I wrote, which became Serendipity, the first book in the series,” he said. “Within a few months, I had found Robin James to illustrate it, and sent it off to a big New York publisher. They liked the book, but thought the art was too colorful, and wanted to do it in duotone. So I said, ‘OK, then I’ll publish it myself.’ I found a printer, and Serendipity was off and running.”

And running at quite a speedy clip. Within three or four years, Cosgrove recalled, the first 12 Serendipity books had sold three million copies, and the author, a self-described “one-man band,” was engaging in some inventive marketing strategies. “My first account, which was Safeway, said that they didn’t want the Serendipity books to be in the book department,” he said. “They wanted them displayed in produce! So I created a disposable dump and popped the 12 titles into it, and Safeway immediately ordered 100 dumps. Over the next six months the chain went through four or five thousand dumps – all in produce departments. It was hysterical.”

In 1979, in hopes of “stepping back so that I didn’t have to be on the front lines all the time,” Cosgrove sold Serendipity Press to Price Stern Sloan, and concentrated on other publishing projects. As the Serendipity titles fell out of print, the author received “a flux of letters, and later e-mails, from fans complaining that he couldn’t buy the books any more. When that outcry finally reached a fever pitch about three years ago, I negotiated with Penguin

[which had acquired PSS] to have the rights reverted so I could bring the series back.”When Cosgrove subsequently talked to publishers about picking up the Serendipity line, he discovered that many wanted to “cherry pick” and buy rights to only certain titles, which was not to his liking. The author’s quest ended when he met with Sherm Smith, who founded Heritage Builders in 2009. “Sherm put a really sterling offer on the table, with a program that put no limits on the number of books he’d publish,” said Cosgrove. “He wanted to hear my ideas, and said he wasn’t afraid to let me talk to buyers and get out there in the marketplace.”

Smith, who purchased world rights to the series, was impressed by Serendipity’s fit with Heritage Builders’s mission to publish Christian, family-supportive books as well as “bubble books” that have a wholesome message but are not strictly Christian, with appeal in the trade market as well.

“My kids grew up on Serendipity books, and I knew that these were wonderful stories with solid morals,” he said. “I was thrilled when I learned about the rights availability.” Smith anticipates that his company will release four to eight Serendipity titles each spring and fall season, and plans to bring some of Cosgrove’s other backlist books back into print as well, including Thistle, a title in the ArkAngels series, which will pub in March 2015.

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The Legend of George Jones Texas Tour

With Earl Peanutt Montgomery & Charlene Montgomery
& Robert Cline Jr.

Other artists performing at Tribute Show(s):
Shelley King (Texas State Musician),
Gary Hartman (Director of the Center for Texas Music History), Texas State University
Lisa Morales, Tom Sheppard, and more…

Starting in AUSTIN, TX Tuesday July 22. 6 Shows, 4 Locations

Click here for more information

The Legend of George Jones Texas Tour

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George Jones in Country Weekly

George Jones, one year later. Remembering the legend from tributes to memorials. Take a look at the June 9th 2014 issue of Country Weekly.

When George Jones died in April of 2013 at age 81, the words of tribute came from artists in all fields of music. And more than a year after his passing, George is still the subject of fond remembrances and praise.

A new book by husband-and-wife songwriters Charlene and Earl Montgomery, The Legend of George Jones, offers a complete look at George, recalling his often-violent temper as well as his soft charitable side. Charlene and Earl, also known as “Peanutt,” wrote several of George’s best-known hits. Charlene spoke to Country Weekly about the book, which the couple started writig about five years ago.

“I knew the good side of George and I just wanted to share with the world that George was a good-hearted, compassionate man,” Charlene says. “He was a common man who wanted to live a regular life.” written by: Country Weekly

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Oak Ridge Boys Visit Charlene Montgomery’s Store

The Oak Ridge Boys stopped by Charlene Montgomery’s store and bought a book. They picked up a copy of The Legend of George Jones.

The Oak Ridge Boys did a street concert in downtown Sheffield, Alabama with thousands attending the festivities. The Boys wanted to buy a book from Author Charlene Montgomery, so she gave them one. The review the Oaks gave the book is “excellent!”

The Oak Ridge Boys have done many tributes to George Jones. This visit to Charlene’s store just shows how much George Jones is missed and remembered

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The Legend of George Jones Told By Those That Knew Him Best in New Book

Nearly one year after his death, Charlene and Peanutt Montgomery remember their friend in this new tell-all biography from Heritage Builders

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — Heritage Builders Publishing is pleased to announce that The Legend of George Jones will be in stores everywhere on April 15, 2014. Nearly one year after the world said farewell to the Grammy Award-winning Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member, Charlene and Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery remember their best friend of thirty years in this new, tell-all biography from Heritage Builders Publishing.

The Legend of George Jones is a collection of stories spanning many decades, five marriages and a marvelous career unequaled in the genre of Country Music. From humble beginnings playing the guitar and singing on the streets of Beaumont, Texas, George Jones became one of the most important and influential singers in music history. He was the voice behind many of Country music’s most enduring hits, such as “White Lightning,” “She Thinks I Still Care,” “Walk Through This World With Me,” “The Door,” “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” which is widely regarded as one of the greatest country music singles of all time.

With The Legend of George Jones, Charlene and Peanutt wanted to set the record straight. Throughout Jones’ life, the tabloids chronicled his struggle with personal demons and often painted a less-than-flattering picture. Throughout the book, Charlene and Peanutt tell it like it is and make no excuses, but they document the real heart and soul of George Jones.

Peanutt wrote seventy-three songs for George Jones including some of his best-loved number one hits. No other music star had a more faithful and loyal writer and musician with the talents of Peanutt Montgomery. Charlene, Peanutt’s wife and partner, is a prolific songwriter in her own right, and she had a personal relationship with Jones that spanned decades, and she remains today a revered and beloved friend of all the Jones children.

The book, which has been endorsed by all four of Jones’ children, contains many never-before-told stories about his life. Among the highlights:

The attempted murder of Peanutt by George Jones
The culprits who brought Jones to bankruptcy, and his knees, are revealed.
Unexplained mysteries concerning Jones’ fifth wife Nancy, and the way that his children were treated at his funeral.

The book also includes a CD of nine popular Peanutt Montgomery/George Jones hits plus two previously unreleased songs, newly recorded by some of country music’s top players.

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The Legend of George Jones
By: Charlene Montgomery & Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery
Heritage Builders Publishing
Release Date: April 15, 2014
ISBN: 9781940242200
Price: $29.95
300 pages

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