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Lourdes Duque Baron to Release Second Book Worldwide Early 2015 – Best Sellers

Published by EOTM News Editor on December 11th, 2014 - in Authors, Breaking News, Press Releases

“‘I Called Myself Cassandra’ puts ’50 Shades of Grey’ to shame in reciting the affairs in detail. However, it’s respectful in turning those events toward female empowerment and marital renewal,” says Sofia Landon of Splash Magazines.

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Award-winning author, Lourdes Duque Baron, officially released her second book, “I Called Myself Cassandra,” on June 14, 2014 in a limited-edition hardcover format. The book will be released worldwide on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as other websites, in early Spring 2015 through Friesen Publishing. The book is a real life story of scandal, through the eyes of Baron’s alter ego Cassandra, and follows the falling in and out of love of a young woman who tells a seductive story about her encounters and affairs in her quest to mend her broken heart.

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As an accomplished author of two books, Baron is refreshingly candid about the realities and dark past of her life. In the book, Baron’s alter ego, Cassandra, details the several torrid affairs she sought out with younger men. The book chronicles a dark chapter of Baron’s life when she was estranged from her husband, who was cheating on her. The stories in the book are true from her life; she lived every page of the book. Baron explains, “It’s a memory of my reality.”

Baron talks about the pain she felt as a result of her husband’s infidelities. “There were times when the pain was unbearable. Usually, those were the times when I foolishly tried to mask this pain with the temporary physical bliss and false validation I received from men.”

Sofia Landon of Splash Magazines described the book; “ ‘I Called Myself Cassandra’ puts ’50 Shades of Grey’ to shame in reciting the affairs in detail. However, it’s respectful in turning those events toward female empowerment and marital renewal.”

When Baron sits back to survey her experiences from this chapter in her life, the emotion that rises is one of gratitude. “I Called Myself Cassandra” details the wrong turns and heartaches that have allowed her to recognize the gifts in her life and the message of a new sunrise.

Baron’s other projects include an upcoming feature film in development; an adaptation of her book “Scripted In Heaven.” Visit the Scripted In Heaven Film Official Web Site.

For more information, visit Lourdes Duque Baron’s Official Web Site.

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Book Review: I Called Myself Cassandra – Author Interviews, Best Sellers

Published by EOTM News Editor on September 21st, 2014 - in Authors, Book Reviews, Books, Books and Literature

By Carla B.

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She’s a 67 year old singer, humanitarian, EOTM Award winning author and entrepreneur. She’s a funny, gutsy woman who is genuine and down to earth. She is Lourdes Duque Baron.

As part of Mrs. Asia USA 2011, she was noted for her beauty.


Now, in the book I Called Myself Cassandra, Lourdes allow readers a view of a true love story… tragic and shocking moments as she recalls her “encounters and experiences in her quest to mend her broken heart.”

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Told in Lourdes’ inimitable way, I Called Myself Cassandra is smart, sometimes heavyhearted, and a boldly honest depiction of a woman as irrepressible as she is impossible to resist.

This chronicle is fascinating and meticulously detailed, a swift and entertaining read highlighting a difficult landscape of what we call, life. Still, it’s a straightforward iteration of a woman’s attempt at doing it her way and the challenges that come with being so darn fabulous.




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Award-Winning Author, Lourdes Duque Baron to Release Novel Revealing How Moonlighting Saved Her Marriage in “I Called Myself Cassandra”

Published by EOTM News Editor on June 13th, 2014 - in Authors, Books, Entertainment News

Lourdes Duque Baron, Filipino Award-Winning Author, to Release Book Revealing How Extra-Marital Affairs Saved Her Marriage in “I Called Myself Cassandra” (via PRWeb)

The book is a real life story, through the eyes of Baron’s alter ego Cassandra, and follows the falling in and out of love of a young woman who tells a seductive story about her encounters and affairs in her quest to mend her broken heart. I Called…

 

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‘Hard Choices’: The Pragmatic Design Behind President Obama & Hillary’s Marriage of Convenience

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Hillary Clinton’s Relationship With Obama (via ABC News)

The special bond she forged with the president and the hard choices she’s made as secretary of state.

 

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Sahndra Fon Dufe – YEFON: The Red Necklace, Book Signing

An Evening with the author, Sahndra Fon Dufe. Official Book Launch and Signing at Celebrity Center International in Hollywood, CA Set for May 3, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Author Sahndra Fon Dufe To Host YEFON: The Red Necklace Official Book Launch and Signing (via Diversity News Magazine)

On Wednesday, April 9n 2014, African Pictures International announced that Author Sahndra Fon Dufe will host her Official Book Launch and Signing to be held on May 3, 2014 at Celebrity Centre International. 5930 Franklin Ave. Hollywood CA 90028 from…

 

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“Revolutionary Optimist” and Literary figure, Amiri Baraka dies at 79

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African-American writer and poet Amiri Barakahas born Everett LeRoi Jones, formerly known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka has died today — from complications after surgery following a long illness, according to his oldest son, he was 79.

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Barakahas was the author of numerous books of poetry and taught at a number of universities, including the State University of New York at Buffalo and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Baraka began writing in the 1950s and later became a disciple of Malcolm X and an advocate of a militant black separatist movement built around African American cultural traditions, racial pride and defiance. He later moderated his views and became an avowed Marxist. Yet he remained an unrepentant and polarizing symbol of radical indignation, according to some.

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To others, well — Baraka helped define a modern, militant sense of self-identity and empowerment among African Americans seeking to break free of white cultural and social norms. The title of his 1967 one-act play became a catchphrase of the time: “Arm Yourself or Harm Yourself.”

In 1965, he founded the Black Arts Repertory Theatre in Harlem, N.Y.,. which received funding from the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. When OEO Director R. Sargent Shriver Jr. tried to visit the cultural center, Mr. Baraka barred him at the door.

Later, speaking with U.S. News and World Report, Baraka said, “I don’t see anything wrong with hating white people. Harlem must be taken from the beast and gain its sovereignty as a black nation.”

Mr. Baraka’s forthright use of black vernacular, slang and profanity in an improvisatory style became an influence on later writers, hip-hop musicians and playwrights alike.

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Arnold Rampersad, the biographer and literary critic, once wrote that Mr. Baraka’s bold writings, coupled with his vibrant social activism, made him one of the most historically significant figures in African American life, alongside Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison.

“More than any other black poet,” Rampersad wrote, “he taught younger black poets of the generation past how to respond poetically to their lived experience, rather than to depend as artists on embalmed reputations and outmoded rhetorical strategies derived from a culture often substantially different from their own.”

Among Mr. Baraka’s many honors are the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Rockefeller Foundation Award for Drama and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was seen in a small role as a homeless sage in Warren Beatty’s 1998 political satire, “Bulworth.”

Despite a half-century of accusations that he was a polarizing figure, Mr. Baraka described himself as an optimist, albeit one of a very particular sort.

“I’d say I’m a revolutionary optimist,” he told Newsday in 1990. “I believe that the good guys — the people — are going to win.”

Amiri Baraka, shown here in 1972, was a renowned poet whose politics strongly shaped his work. - Credit: AP

In 2002 he was named New Jersey’s poet laureate, but quickly created a stir of sorts with “Somebody Blew Up America,” a Sept. 11 poem with a jarring twist.

“Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed,” read a line from the poem. “Who told 4,000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers to stay home that day?”

The then Gov. James E. McGreevey — and others demanded his resignation. Baraka refused, denying that “Somebody Blew Up” was anti-Semitic (the poem also attacks Hitler and the Holocaust) and condemning the “dishonest, consciously distorted and insulting non-interpretation of my poem.” Discovering he couldn’t be fired, the state eliminated the position altogether, in 2003.

Mr. Baraka is  survived by his wife of 47 years, Sylvia Robinson, who later changed her name to Amina Baraka; two daughters from his first marriage and four children from his second, including Newark city council member Ras Baraka.

Amiri Baraka’s daughter Shani and her companion were killed in 2003; the ex-husband of Shani’s sister was later convicted of the murders.

The Washington Post contributed to this report.

 

Alice Munro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Alice Munro at her home in Clinton, Ontario. Canadians expressed pride over her Nobel honor. -- Photo credit: Ian Willms for The New York Times

Canada’s Alice Munro wins Nobel Literature Prize (via AFP)

Canada’s Alice Munro won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday for her short stories that focus on the frailties of the human condition, just the 13th woman to win the coveted award. The Swedish Academy described Munro, 82, as a “master of the contemporary…

 

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Elinor Stutz Interviews | EOTM Radio

Elinor Stutz  Interviews & Exclusives on EOTMRadio.com

On Friday, October 4th International Speaker, Author & Trainer Elinor Stutz visits Carla B.’s E! Buzz to discuss her third book, INSPIRED Business ~ A New Vision for Building Business and Communities. The theme of the book is, Believe, Become, Empower.

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Elinor is also the author of the Best-Selling book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results” published by Sourcebooks was featured in TIME Magazine, translated into multiple languages and sells worldwide.

You don’t want to miss this show!

About Elinor Stutz

Elinor Stutz is the CEO of Smooth Sale, an Inspirational Speaker, Author and Trainer.

Elinor ‘s International Best-Selling book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results” published by Sourcebooks was featured in TIME Magazine, translated into multiple languages and sells worldwide.

Years of community service work teaching groups of job seekers how to land the job they desire led Elinor to writing her second book, “HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews” .

Revealing all she learned through the years and on the stretcher that fateful night, comes her third book, INSPIRED Business ~ A New Vision for Building Business and Communities.  The theme of the book is, Believe, Become, Empower.

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Listen to the exclusive interview Friday, October 4th @ 8pm PT/11pm EST via the EOTM Radio Network 

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Author Tom Clancy dead at 66

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Prolific author Tom Clancy, best known for his best-selling books “The Hunt for Red October” and “Patriot Games” has died, his publisher said Wednesday. He was 66.

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Clancy’s publisher, the Penguin Group, said thehttp://eotmblog.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=post author died in Baltimore on Tuesday. The written statement did not indicate the cause of death.

“Spending time with Tom prior to shooting was the best part of that whole experience for me,” Baldwin said Wednesday. “Tom was smart, a great story teller and a real gentleman.”

“I’m deeply saddened by Tom’s passing,” said Penguin executive David Shanks, who worked with Clancy on each of his novels, quoted in the company’s statement. ”He was a consummate author, creating the modern-day thriller, and was one of the most visionary storytellers of our time. I will miss him dearly and he will be missed by tens of millions of readers worldwide.”

“Command Authority,” his last book, is due to be published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in December, the company said. Putnam is an imprint of the Penguin Group.

“It was an honor to know Tom Clancy and to work on his fantastic books,” said Ivan Held, president and publisher of G.P. Putnam’s Sons. ”He was ahead of the news curve and sometimes frighteningly prescient. To publish a Tom Clancy book was a thrill every time. He will be missed by everyone at Putnam and Berkley, and by his fans all over the world.”

Seventeen of his 28 books appeared on the New York Times best-sellers list, according to his website. Many of them reached the No. 1 spot.

His writings also provided the inspiration for the “Rainbow Six,” “Ghost Recon” and “Splinter Cell,” video game series.

Mr. Clancy was a part-owner, with Peter Angelos, of the Baltimore Orioles, and he made an unsuccessful attempt to buy the Minnesota Vikings in the 1990s.

Clancy was married twice, the first to Wanda T. King which ended in a divorce in 1999, after 28 years of marriage and four children. A short time later, Mr. Clancy married Alexandra Llewellyn, a freelance television reporter 20 years his junior.

After the divorce, Mr. Clancy and his first wife became embroiled in a legal dispute over a lucrative paperback series that bore Mr. Clancy’s name.

Penguin Group did not release any information Wednesday about Mr. Clancy’s surviving family members.

The AP contributed to this report.

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