Book Review: Figure Drawing for kids by Angela Rizza

Draw inspiration from everywhere and everyone—a beginner’s guide to drawing people for kids.

Grab a pencil and an eraser—it’s time to explore the world around you and illustrate the people in it! Featuring a simple, step-by-step format for budding artists, Figure Drawing for Kids is a great way to start sketching friends and family, pop culture icons, and epic superheroes—one easy-to-draw exercise at a time.

Along the way, you’ll learn helpful terms and essential drawing concepts like proportion, negative space, point of view, composition, crosshatch, and more. Figure Drawing for Kids is an action-packed activity book that will surprise and delight kids at all skill levels. Drawing for kids has never been so awesome!

All you need to know is in this drawing for kids’ guide:

  • Practice makes perfect—From sketching basic shapes and shading to advanced skills like perspective drawing, you’ll master 13 figure-drawing activities at your own pace.
  • Draw diversity—Get inspired by a wide range of human sizes, shapes, skin tones, and abilities.
  • Photo fun—Discover how to draw from a photograph, how to set up a model station, and even how to draw the world around you!

Dive in and let the doodling fun begin with this great beginner’s guide to drawing people for kids.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from Callisto Publisher’s Club. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Although it says that this book is for ages 9-12, I think that teens and adults would benefit more unless the 9-12-year-old has some artistic talent. I have no artistic talent, and I practiced on the first activity for quite a while. I still have a lot of work to do, but I’m going to learn how to draw a person no matter how long it takes!

Not only does Figure Drawing for kids teach how to draw people, but it goes into the details of how to show movement, make a scene, draw faces and much more. Shading is discussed also. It has always fascinated me how an artist knows how to use shading to make an illustration look completely different.

I recommend Figure Drawing for Kids for anyone of any age who wants to learn more about drawing people.

About the Author

Angela Rizza graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC in 2011 and since, has been creating artwork in Mahopac, NY. Her work is inspired greatly by the wildlife around her home, and her favorite stories she read growing up. When working on children’s books, she creates images that appeal to her inner child, drawings with lots of details, color, and quality that captures the attention of the viewer. The intricate work is hand-drawn in ink and color is applied digitally, and she is greatly influenced by classical storybook illustrators and her favorite plants and animals.

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On the journey to living your best life, fitness and wellbeing are so important and now we’re making it easier than ever.

At The Six Pack Revolution we’ve helped thousands of people around the world achieve life-changing results through nutrition, fitness and mindfulness.

This book has over 100 recipes packed with layers of flavour and texture that start with delicious whole foods and are really easy to prepare in your own kitchen.

We’ll help you achieve a better understanding of how to fuel your body, train smarter and get into the best shape of your life!

About the Author

Scott is a fully qualified Personal Trainer and a nutrition and fitness professional who has transformed thousands of people’s lives from all over the world through his incredible programme.  He is a proud dad to two young children and is a loving husband.  Scott is also a Black Belt Karate Instructor and has competed at a National Level, whilst training adults and children, both beginners and experienced to a high standard of technical ability.  His experience includes training celebrities, to inspiring young children in schools through his SPR Juniors programme. 

Scott is sending shockwaves through the world of fitness, nutrition and health as his programme continues to impact so many people’s lives.  You will hear many participants say, “It’s so much more than a six pack.”  The programme has transformed so many, not only are they looking fabulous, they also have the added benefit of healthy body and mind.  The programme has also shown to alleviate so many debilitating illnesses and conditions.

Scott is a major advocate for unmeasurable benefits of health and fitness. He inspires, motivates and encourages thousands all over the planet to strive to be the best person they can be, both physically and mentally.  There is nothing he enjoys more than impacting people’s lives positively and helping them push to achieve more than they themselves could ever imagine.

Scott is the Founder of The Six Pack Revolution fitness programme.  See:

www.thesixpackrevolution.com

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5.0 out of 5 stars 

“A book about how to eat well, keep fit & feel energised

I loved this book!  I feel more upbeat, stronger, in control of my life and that I’m moving in the right direction having tried out some of Scott’s healthy & delicious recipes.

This cookbook also has really useful nutritional advice to help raise your energy levels & improve your fitness.  It talks about the foods we should eat and when we should eat them.  It breaks food down into the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, and offers useful guidance and practical tips, along with healthy recipes for readers to cook themselves into fitness which involves having the correct balance of nutrition, the proper mindset and approach to healthy eating, and the right workout programme.

Staying healthy is all about how much you eat, when you eat, the quality of what you eat, and understanding and putting into practice the nutritional and culinary expertise provided in this useful book.

I’d recommend this book to anyone, not just couch potatoes, as it improves both your self-confidence as well as your physique.  It’s certainly livened up my life in more ways than one!”

Eat Your Way To A Six Pack:  Recipes from The Six Pack Revolution by Scott Harrison is available in paperback at:

www.thesixpackrevolution.com/product/spr-recipe-book

This book can also be downloaded from Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eat-Your-Way-Six-Pack/dp/1786236702

Press/Media Contact Details:

Darin Jewell (Scott Harrison’s Literary Agent)
Managing Director
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E-mail: darin@theinspiragroup.com

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The year is 1935. Art connoisseur-cum-private investigator Felix Underwood is asked to find out what happened to Reggie Soper, a young solicitor who disappeared without trace 15 years previously.

Determined to help Charlotte Soper find her missing father, his investigations take him from the comfort of his Bond Street art emporium to the wilds of Yorkshire where he finds his presence among the village locals not entirely welcome.

Undaunted by the wall of silence surrounding him, he continues his search, finding a friend and helpmeet in Mavis, the landlady of the inn where he lodges. Together, they uncover a nightmare; the full horror of which nothing has prepared them for.

About the Author

Pat Herbert lives in London, England and works as an administrator and receptionist at a private health clinic. She worked previously as PA to the Managing Director of Thomson Books before they were taken over by Penguin. This is her 17th novel. In her novels, Pat likes to include all the hallmarks of British suspense thrillers including unpredictable characters, dark deeds, misdirection and misunderstandings, and at times, a touch of the mysterious.

Review on Amazon:

5.0 out of 5 stars  Unputdownable

30 November 2019

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“I thoroughly enjoyed this if enjoy is the right word. It is very sad and quite horrifying really but brilliantly written. Full of twists and turns, I found I could not stop reading it until I knew the outcome. The author always makes her novels so readable. You start to feel you really know the characters. The story for me really highlights how a simple lie can cause ripples in peoples’ lives and no man is an island. I did think about karma with certain characters. I disliked Elsa intensely what an awful woman. I really liked Reggie’s character he came over as a lovely man. If looking for a good gripping read I would highly recommend this book.”

“HIDDEN” by Pat Herbert is available in paperback from Amazon at:

This suspenseful mystery novel can also be downloaded in e-book format from:

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The Inspira Group Literary Agency
E-mail: darin@theinspiragroup.com

Book Review: 5-Minute Focus by Dr. Tiffany Shelton Mariolle

Focus. Fast. Five minutes is all it takes.

It’s a fact: You can improve focus and concentration in just five minutes a day. Five-Minute Focus shows you how with smart, mindfulness- and neuroscience-based exercises so you can flex your focus—like a muscle—and get more done every day.

Get 75 quick, easy, scientifically-proven tips and tricks you can use to tackle stress at home, at work, in relationships, and beyond. Five-Minute Focus can help you live a more meaningful life through developing creative passion and personal connection to who and what matters most. Five minutes a day is all it takes. Take a deep breath. Let’s get focused.

This daily exercise book includes:

  • Focus fast—Discover what focus is, why it’s essential, and how to get focused fast—anytime, anywhere.
  • Practice makes perfect—You’ll get guidance on setting a schedule to find focus through actionable solutions to help speed up your performance.
  • Concentration-building solutions—Simple exercises like basic breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga can help build your concentration.

Sharpen your focus and boost your performance—in an instant—with Five-Minute Focus.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from Callista Publisher’s Club. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I don’t read many self help books these days because they often repeat the same idea in many ways and include a lot of extraneous info just to make their idea long enough to make into a book (in my opinion). 5-Minute Focus doesn’t do that, but, unfortunately, it was still a self help book that doesn’t help me.

5-Minute Focus teaches how to keep yourself focused when performing any task. It is written well, and it gives 75 exercises to help you do that. It does incorporate some meditation and exercises and some of the tips within the exercises can be helpful, but I don’t need to prepare myself to be an alert driver. And I don’t care what I do, a boring meeting won’t be less boring with tips given by anyone.

Those who haven’t learned how to de-stress or to survive tedious or boring tasks will probably benefit from 5-Minute Focus. Fortunately, it’s something I learned long ago.

Book Review: Pain-Free with CBD by Alice O'Leary & Eloise Theisen

CBD is the path to healing―without a high

Many of us have become accustomed to quick-fix prescriptions for pain relief that mask symptoms, but there’s a safer, more natural solution: cannabidiol (CBD). Pain-Free with CBD gives you a look into the therapeutic benefits of CBD, including how it can decrease inflammation and provide relief for your painful condition―without the side effects.

Pain-Free with CBD offers guidance on choosing the best product, safely dosing, and finding the best method of consumption for you. Manage a variety of ailments including arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus―and even the health of your furry friends. Discover the history of this natural medicine and success stories of others who have regained their quality of life with the help of CBD.

Pain-Free with CBD includes:

  • Nature’s medicine―Explore an overview of your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how CBD works to heal the body.
  • Quality choice―Learn how to select high-quality products using suggestions on top CBD brands, safety tips, and helpful how-tos for each delivery method.
  • Dosing guidance―Determine the right dosage for your needs and learn about possible interactions between CBD and commonly prescribed medications.

Discover how CBD can be the healing solution to your pain―one drop at a time.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from Callisto Publishers. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

If you’re thinking about trying CBD, this is a reference that would be extremely useful. It explains what CBD is, what diseases it has been used for, the different ways it is delivered into the body, and factors that are important to consider when choosing a dose.

The best thing in Pain-Free with CBD is a list of trustworthy places to purchase CBD online. Since it’s not regulated, it’s hard to know if you’re getting what you paid for. You learn what to look for on labeling, but having the list of companies is also very helpful.

Pain-Free with CBD is definitely a book that I recommend for anyone wanting to try CBD.

About the Authors

About Alice O’Leary-Randall

Once called “the first lady of medical marijuana,” Alice O’Leary Randall is a senior spokesperson for the medical cannabis movement, co-founded in 1976 with her late husband, Robert C. Randall, the first person in the U.S. to legally receive medical cannabis. For more than two decades Robert and Alice worked tirelessly to reform the prohibitions against cannabis. After Robert’s untimely death in 2001, Alice became a hospice nurse and later a grief counselor. She retired in 2012 and re-entered the medical cannabis field. She frequently writes and speaks on the issue. Working with Mary’s Medicinals of Denver she developed the Cannabis Primer series in 2015 and Mary’s Prime Time blog in 2017 (www.maryspubs.com). She has served on the Board of Directors for American Cannabis Nurses Association and the advisory board for United in Compassion, an Australian medical cannabis organization. Her book, Medical Marijuana in America: Memoir of a Pioneer was first released in April 2014. Her most recent publication Pain-Free with CBD. Both titles are available on Amazon.com.

About Eloise Theisen

Eloise is a board-certified adult geriatric nurse practitioner, president of the American Cannabis Nurses Association and co-founder of Radicle Health.

Book Review & Giveaway: Quantum Success by Christy Whitman

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Quantum Success: 7 Essential Laws for a Thriving, Joyful, Prosperous Relationship with Work, Money by Christy WhitmanPublisher:  Atria/Enliven Books (September 25, 2018)
Category: Motivational, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Management & Leadership, Personal Transformation
Tour dates: Sept & Oct, 2018
ISBN: 978-1501179006
ASIN: B07CL5RBG6
Available in Print, ebook, & Audiobook, 224 pages

Quantum Success: 7 Essential Laws for a Thriving, Joyful, Prosperous Relationship with Work, Money by Christy Whitman In the bestselling tradition of The Secret, learn how to use the law of attraction for your career to access greater financial success and fulfillment in this positive, detailed guide from celebrated life coach and New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All, Christy Whitman.

Whether your vision of an ideal career is starting your own business, rising to a different position within your current company, or landing your very first job, Quantum Success will help you make the prosperity and fulfillment of your dreams a reality.

Through her accessible, empowering writing, Christy Whitman shares the fundamental principles that she’s discovered after more than twenty years of studying universal forces—such as polarity, alignment, resonance, momentum, and magnetism—and explains how to harness these forces to optimize your wealth and career. Exemplified by numerous case studies, Christy’s ten-step plan teaches you how to establish inner relationships with future clients, associates, and employees, work with light and energy to magnetize opportunities and resources, build a culture of value and appreciation that brings out the very best in those around you, and operate at your highest capacity.

By mastering this process, you will enable yourself to achieve unimaginable success in your career, however you define it.

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Praise for Quantum Success

“Quantum Success is a radical and new approach to creating success!  Christy Whitman applies universal laws to help people realize greater professional and financial success by outlining a precise “inside-out” approach. This is a must read for everyone who wants to accelerate their innate power to manifest.”-David Meltzer, Two Time Best-selling author & Forbes and Entrepreneur’s Top Keynote Speaker

“There is something hard to describe that many of the world’s happiest, most successful people stumble across. In this book, Christy Whitman shares what she learned from 20 years of examining it, that dramatic success is not just about hard work, effort or struggle, but is also a state of abundance that unfolds naturally and exponentially when you learn how to harness the power and energy of the world around you.”-Dave Asprey, CEO Bulletproof, NY Times Bestselling author of Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet.

Quantum Success offers a refreshing new approach that will change the way you think about business, entrepreneurship, and finding work that fulfills you.  In reading it you will discover that you are the one with the power to hold yourself back from – or to allow yourself the full realization of – your greatness and creative power.”-Marci Shimoff, New York Times Bestselling Author, a World-Renowned Transformational Teacher and Expert on Happiness, Success and Unconditional Love

“Quantum Success in Your Career” is a must. Whether you’re a young professional, someone looking into expanding your career or thinking about maybe switching to a different field, this book is for you. Christy Whitman created a powerful tool box with clear directions, personal examples and testimonies from some of the most inspiring Law of Attraction coaches. It’s a book you will come back to time and time again for many years to come.”-Anna Trebunskaya – Dancer/Choreographer, Actress & TV Personality

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Guest Review by Sal

‘Quantum Success’ is a book that can be used as a tool to move ahead in your career, business, and even your dreams.  It can help you reach your goals, including financial goals and includes exercises for you to complete to help.  In ‘Quantum Success’ Christy Whitman holds you by the hand and guides you step by step in how to build professional relationships using the law of attraction. 

I have always believed in the law of attraction but never really thought about how it applies to business and professional relationships.  Christy Whitman certainly makes a case for it and at the same time builds your confidence.  She helps you with “smart” goal setting, which has 5 steps.  I really like how she breaks everything she teaches into steps to make your aspirations achievable.  I highly recommend ‘Quantum Success’ and give it 4 out of 5 stars.

 

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About the AuthorQuantum Success: 7 Essential Laws for a Thriving, Joyful, Prosperous Relationship with Work, Money by Christy Whitman

Christy Whitman is a transformational leader, celebrity coach and the New York Times best-selling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance. She has appeared on The Today Show and The Morning Show and her work has been featured in People Magazine, Seventeen, Woman’s Day, Hollywood Life, and Teen Vogue, among others.  As the CEO and founder of the Quantum Success Learning Academy and the Quantum Success Coaching Academy, a 12-month Law of Attraction coaching certification program, Christy has helped thousands of people worldwide to achieve their goals through her empowerment seminars, speeches, and coaching sessions and products.

Christy’s life-changing message reaches over 200,000 people each month and her work has been promoted by and featured alongside esteemed authors and luminaries such as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay. Marianne Williamson, Marci Shimoff, Brian Tracy, Neale Donald Walsch, and Abraham-Hicks.  She currently lives in Arizona with her husband, Frederic, and their two boys, Alexander and Maxim.

Website: www.QuantumSuccessBook.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christywhitmaninternational/  
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christywhitman1/

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This giveaway is for the winner’s choice of one print or ebook copy of the book. Print is open to the U.S. only and ebook is available worldwide.This giveaway ends October 31, 2018, midnight pacific time.  Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.

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Book Review: Joining the Dots by Alex Mathers

Using our creative skills to make money and make an impact – while staying sane – can be hard as heck…

…If you don’t know what you’re doing.

A lot has been done to help creatives and artists find success, but much of it doesn’t apply to people with ‘arty’ skills. It can be hard to understand, and some of it is downright unhelpful.

With over a decade working for himself as an illustrator, writer and coach, Alex Mathers is intimately familiar with how we can hold ourselves back.

The common thread he’s discovered in his approach to success is the need to feel alive.

Every idea in this book addresses this very human need, distilled into a handy A-Z guide.

Though none of us is perfect, the way we think consistently will move us in the right direction.

Whether you’re an artist, a designer or a writer, working for yourself or with a team, the right mindset is the difference between giving up and thriving.

These 26 concepts will help you join the dots, seeing with greater clarity what it takes to be a successful creative.

Success is in your hands.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Starting any business can be daunting and Joining the Dots: The A-Z Handbook for Making a Success of Your Creative Skills is a resource that can help you stay focused. It’s presented in an entertaining and thoughtful way, helping the reader to consider the questions that are important to being successful. It also has a place for notes at the end of each chapter which is helpful.

I’ve always tried to emphasize to my boys the importance of making your passion your profession.  Joining the Dots: The A-Z Handbook for Making a Success of Your Creative Skills is designed to help you do just that.

Just for fun, the author has arranged the concepts from A to Z, and there are adorable illustrations throughout (think quirky fruit). Anyone starting their own business to market their creative skills would definitely find Joining the Dots: The A-Z Handbook for Making a Success of Your Creative Skills an excellent resource to go back to again and again.

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About the Author

I’m Alex Mathers, a nomadic writer and illustrator, currently based in Bangkok, Thailand.

I started out drawing pictures as a young man, before studying Geography and Real Estate in London. Eventually, realising that these degrees would not help me much, I turned to creating more pictures, writing, and helping others make the most of their creative skills by sharing with them what I’ve learned as a freelance illustrator, through making many mistakes.

I’ve worked with clients like Google, Sony, Mars and the BBC.

I have written several books on attracting clients, creativity, and standing out, and have written for 99u, Design Taxi, Computer Arts, Six Revisions, and Digital Arts.

I have spoken at ICON Conference in Texas, OFFF festival in Barcelona, Behance in Tokyo, Ilustratour in Spain, DXSaigon in Vietnam, and the AOI in London.

My personal site, where I share mostly illustrations and drawings is here.

Book Review: Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor-Code Red Diamond by Isaac Alexis MD

 
 

Book Title: Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor: Code Red Diamond
Author: Isaac Alexis, MD
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 100 pages
Genre: Education and Reference
Publisher: Independent
Release date: October 17, 2017
Tour dates: Dec 4 to 15, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 for mature themes

 

Description

A prison doctor offers insights into the system’s “Correctional Medicine.”

Dr. Isaac Alexis’ newly-released book Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor: Code Red Diamond tells of his varied experiences as a physician in correctional medical facilities while at the same time urges teenagers to make better decisions to avoid the perils of incarceration.

Dr. Isaac Alexis brings the fast-paced, high-pressure reality of correctional medicine to readers in his new book. He discusses health problems that inmates face during incarceration and offers detailed descriptions of medical complications that plague many people inside and outside of prison. He also speaks directly to young people about avoiding gangs and drug addiction, as well as respecting their bodies in order to preserve their physical and mental health and their freedom. Dr. Alexis’s personal experiences growing up in a tough New York neighborhood act as examples of how young people can overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

The desire to help people who do not have access to quality health care drove Dr. Isaac Alexis to focus on correctional medicine. The author also shares how his faith empowers him to advocate for the best medical treatment for the population he works with.

A fascinating and important book, Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor: Code Red Diamond is a book that should be read by anyone dealing with teenagers and young adults whether in the home, public or educational facilities.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I’m not sure what I expected when I agreed to read this book but I wasn’t expecting what I got. Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor: Code Red Diamond is different but I like different. It’s not only an autobiography but a look at many of the issues of today as well as a guide to living a healthier and more productive life.

Dr. Alexis’s stories are entertaining but more importantly, many of them are educational. It also gives the reader a view of some of the sad and crazy things that go on in prisons.

This would be a good book for anyone to read but a great book for young people who could be at risk. 

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Meet the Author 

 
Isaac Alexis, MD, completed an internship in trauma surgery at Cornell University at New York Hospital of Queens, and he cross-trained in family medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Alexis served as medical director at the Department of Justice as well as director of infection control and chair of the quality improvement medical committee. He has several years of correctional medicine under his belt.Dr. Alexis’s book Life and Death behind the Brick and Razor-Code Red Diamond relays his experiences as a physician in correctional medical facilities while also challenging teenagers to make better decisions to avoid the perils of incarceration.

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