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Super Tech Kids

Children’s Fiction, Short Stories, Middle Grade

Published: May 5, 2021

Supporting Your Children’s Talents: Encourage Your Kids to Take
Ownership of Their Creativity & Spread the Message Easily – 14
Inspiring Blizzy Code Stories Your Child Is Going to Love

 

Children display natural abilities at a very young age. Whether
they’re playing basketball, reading books, or coloring – you can
notice their talent through their daily activities. However, recognizing
their gifts alone is not enough.

Contrary to popular belief, this is actually the best time to be alive.
Technology is the future, and the future is now. With it, it brought
unlimited possibilities and a chance for kids to reach their full potential.
Thanks to technology, kids can now take ownership of their creativity and
easily pass the message of what they’re doing.

Blizzy Code is a perfect example of why we need technology and with this
book, you and your kids will discover why!

Throughout its contents, you’ll get introduced to Blizzy Code and the
amazing things it can do for you. Filled with exciting stories that your
kids are going to love, this book will inspire them to reach their
goals!

Thanks to these Blizzy Code stories, your children will realize the
importance of inventions and how to turn them into something big by
delivering the message properly. All this with the help of a single platform
– Blizzy Code!

If you feel like you have gifted children, support their talent by
spreading the word. Instead of breaking the bank to have someone else do it,
you can deliver the message yourself! Blizzy Code introduces a brand-new
approach of reaching the right audience and connections to promote your kid,
your business or even merely for just garnering information.

Upon deciding to read this book, you’ll make the first step toward
supporting your kids’ creativity. And, you surely wouldn’t mind
catching some quality time together while reading these amazing stories and
scoring some extra parent points!

 

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Fiction

Blizzy Codes

Published: May 13, 2021

Blizzy Codes? What Is This New Technology the World Is Buzzing about?

In today’s world, information sharing is something that we just learned we
are not good at… we are not good at getting the right information to
the right people…

One man had a dream – a dream to share the information and messages
with the people who need it most, and that dream became a reality. He made
the Blizzy Code – a secondary communication system with the ability to
provide life-saving information without interruption…

Blizzy codes – perhaps one of the best parts of Jordan’s life so far.
Everyone could tell how proud he was of this technology as it was eventually
going to affect people’s lives for the better.

That’s all Jordan ever wanted to do, though; to touch lives and help the
people around him. This is why he designed this technology to get anyone
everything they could ever think of without having to sweat for it. Yes,
that was it!

Although the people saw this new technology as something spectacular,
truthfully, no one understood its philosophy yet. Today was the day Jordan
was going to teach the world about the essence of Blizzy codes, flaunting
this new technology to the whole of New York, to the world…

With Blizzy Codes, the creator of real-life messaging technology of the
same name, Michael Butler gives an in-depth explanation of what the
technology does and the philosophy behind his life’s work through an
intricately designed fiction story.

The characters may be fictional, but the events are not. So get ready to
follow Jordan as he tries to bring his technology to life and find out what
is this new technology the world is buzzing about!

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POLICE

Fiction, Crime Fiction, Urban Fiction, Political Fiction

Published: October 1, 2021

From the prolific, up-and-coming author, Michael Butler, comes “Black
Redemption” — a story of circumstance, fate, choice, and
redemption. Author showcased at the 2021 Juneteenth celebration, “Black
Redemption” celebrates the resilience of the African American and
Jewish spirit. Yet, despite the odds stacked against them, protagonists
Trey, Maxwell, and Isaac lived, learned, and redeemed themselves despite
unfortunate circumstances, despite adverse fates, despite poor
choices.

Trey and Isaac are best friends with contrasting upbringings. Isaac’s
family builds on religiousness, peace, understanding, unity, anti-racism,
and imparting the proper virtues and moral standards to their children. On
the other hand, Trey’s family is separated by disputes, negligence, and
disunity. Yet, instead of feeling disheartened, Trey is overwhelmed with
hope — a hope that things can and will get better so long as there is
personal accountability. This is our world. Let’s make it a better place,
and we have the power to make a change by doing the next right thing.
Problems become even more apparent to Trey when he reunites with his brother
Maxwell under extraordinary circumstances years after leaving his tumultuous
home. Yet, by taking control of their fortunes, can these young men overcome
African American Racism and Antisemitism in the United States and prove that
they could rise above Gun Violence and change the status quo despite the
odds? *** “Black Redemption” by Michael Butler is a compelling
suspense drama that serves as a commentary on the saga of our nation as it
battles racism and Gun Violence against the African American and Jewish
population. And that, through compassion, tolerance, and the proper gun
interventions, all violence against all people can be reduced. “Black
Redemption” took Ten years and countless hours of dedication to write,
backed by remarkable research and development, and presented to New York
City as a new initiative in an immersive virtual reality format. Today, it
has seen sweeping reviews from readers and featured in the Caribbean Chamber
of Commerce and many other Publications.

Black Redemption: An African American Political Thought and Action Novel on
Black and Jewish Suffering and African American Racism, Antisemitism and Gun
Violence Intervention in the United States

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Books by Michael Butler

 

About the Author

Michael Butler

Michael Butler is an author, inventor, and technology expert born and
raised in Brooklyn.

In today’s world, where information and communication are everything,
Michael recognized a giant flaw in the communication system – it fails
to deliver the correct information to the right people at the right
time.

Driven by his passion for technology and helping other people, Michael
designed a revolutionary rapid messaging system – Blizzy Code, a
secondary communication system with the ability to provide life-saving
information without interruption.

His books are an ingenious mixture of intricately designed fiction stories
and real-life technology and philosophy behind Blizzy Code.

Through his books, Michael aims to bring the concept of the Blizzy Code to
the masses, especially to the younger population – to explain what
this new technology does and how it can be utilized. I also trademarked
Followers are the new Currency™

 

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Jasmine’s Journey to Jesus Blitz

 

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Fiction, Coming of Age, Christian Fiction

Jasmine’s Journey to Jesus is a powerful and inspirational story of survival, hope, growth and healing through faith. If you have struggled with the aftermath of abuse, rape, fatherlessness or issues of self-worth, this book is for you. Join Jasmine on her journey… you won’t be disappointed and you will be inspired!

Jasmine Taylor, a survivor of sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, poverty and the foster care system, worked hard and diligently to overcome her past. On the surface, she seems perfect- she’s beautiful, confident, poised and educated with a successful, high powered career. Emotionally, she’s far from perfect. Haunted by memories of her past, she struggles to navigate life and relationships through her fog of pain and skepticism. Having internalized her abuse as a reflection of her self-worth, she believes that she is unlovable and unworthy of caring and compassion, and willfully isolates herself socially.

Just as she begins to let her guard down, her world is turned upside-down by betrayal and tragedy reminiscent of her childhood, and the wall that she built between herself and the rest of the world works to her detriment. On her own, her strong will and mental fortitude are not enough to fight her latest battles. As her life falls apart and she hits rock-bottom, she discovers the ultimate source of strength, begins her faithful journey to true love and healing, and gains Godly perspective on her struggles and life itself.

 

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LT Sutton

LT Sutton has enjoyed careers in research engineering, education, and project management, but her experiences as an entrepreneur, marathoner, triathlete, author, and most importantly, wife and mother have been the most rewarding. She lives in the midwest with her family, with whom she shares a love for and faith in Jesus Christ.

Driven by her desire to inspire survivors of sexual abuse, rape and fatherlessness, she wrote “Jasmine’s Journey to Jesus,” drawing from her own childhood and life experiences, and as well as her own faith, spiritual growth and healing. Adopting Philippians 4:13 as her personal motto, she believes that no problem is to big for God, and hopes to inspire that sentiment in her writing. Though her story primarily aims to empower and encourage disadvantaged young women, she hopes that the message and gospel of Jesus Christ translates through the story, motivating and inspiring both men and women who read her book.

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Sloppy Virtual Book Tour

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Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Coming of Age

 

Release date: January 11th, 2022

Classic preacher’s kid, Roxanne felt like the oddball in her environment.

By age 22, she found herself compromising and settling in various avenues of her life- including love.

Will Roxanne be brave enough to end her relationship with a man who ails her? Will she take the path towards her purpose no matter how sloppy it looks? Or will she allow the world and her family to dictate right and wrong?

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When I saw Tori’s beads at the ends of her braids sway back and forth to Biggie Smalls’, “One More Chance,” I knew I wanted to share my Play-Doh with her. Her deep brown skin shimmered as she smiled. Her grin, devoured by her deep dimples, made my fingers feel jittery as she cackled at my multi-colored LEGO house. I remembered switching my head to the right and eyed my overnight bag. 

“What?” Tori grinned. 

“I got you something, Tori,” I replied. 

“What is it?” 

She pounced up. Eyes wide and her beads jiggling as she swayed in anticipation. 

I crawled over to my bag and rummaged for my two jars of Play-Doh. I pulled out both jars and held them in the air. 

“Hey, can I have some, Roxy?” 

“Of course. That’s why I took it out. It’s for you. Here.” 

I bent over, pushed a jar towards her direction and watched her squeal. She knelt, placed both arms in front of our LEGO houses, and slid them back. With one quick swoop, she grabbed the jar once it reached her rainbow socks. I watched as her toes wiggled flamboyantly. I crawled to her side and opened my jar as well. 

“Let’s make stars, Tori.” 

She closed the Play-Doh and gently placed it on the beige carpet. She wrapped one arm around me and pressed her lips against my cheek and held them there for a while. I’m pretty sure that my heart leaped to the top of my mouth. 

“Thanks, Roxy. Yeah, let’s make stars.” 

“Yeah, ‘cause you’re a star, Tori.” 

Her mother swung Tori’s bedroom door open. “Ya’ll are both 8-year-old girls, not stars. Jesus is the star. He’s the risen King and our everything. Now come in this here bathroom and wash ya’ll hands. Ya’ll been playing in here with this door closed, ya’ll ain’t hear me callin’ ya’ll. I dun’ called ya’ll five times. Dinner is ready. Hurry up and wash ya’ll hands so we can all say Grace. Everybody is downstairs.” 

We shuffled past her and skipped down the hallway to the bathroom. 

As our hands wrestled each other in the water, our giggles alarmed Tori’s Mama. 

“Stop all that playin’ ‘round and get down here,” she hollered from the bottom of the stairs. 

We both looked at each other in the mirror and snickered. 

Tori had the same kinky coils as mine. Our parents refused to allow us to relax our hair. 

I rubbed my hands together and watched the bubbles overtake my little fingers. I felt sprinkles of water hit my face. I looked at the back of Tori’s head as she buried her hands into the brown hand towel that was on a wooden rack. I quickly flicked a soapy hand in her direction, and she flinched. I rinsed off and waited for her to step aside so I could dry my hands too. 

“Oh yeah,” she said as she spun around to face me. She pressed her lips to my right cheek. It felt as though a fluffy teddy bear patted my cheek. She skipped out the bathroom, and her footsteps rumbled down the stairs. 

I was frozen until Tori’s mother exclaimed, “Little girl, don’t have us eatin’ cold food. Get your butt down here!” 

I hurriedly dried my hands as my smile remained plastered on my face for the rest of the evening. 

The following morning, when my Mama was on her way to pick me up, Tori and I waited in the living room. As we watched cartoons on the couch, I finally returned the kiss back. I remember the dent my lips felt upon reaching her cheek. I liked her dimples. 

A week later, Sunday morning, Mama was preaching about the right kind of love that men and women of God should pursue. We were members of Holy Ghost Saints of Mt Ararat for All Nations in East New York, Brooklyn. I felt up and down the soft, fuzzy fabric until one of the deacons, sitting next to me, grabbed one of my hands with a tight grip. I squealed. I looked up at him and pressed my lips tightly together, hoping he’d let me go. He nodded, tilted my chin up, and raised my pressed lips. He gave me a you -better-not act-up- in-the-House-of-God face in return. 

He whispered, “Listen to your mother preach and stop the fidgeting with your clothes before you mess them up. She paid good money for that skirt. Act like a god-fearing young lady.” 

I looked down and felt my skirt again. I jolted my head back up and looked to my left to see Tori’s smile. Her eyes were looking at my own and I knew what was next. As she slid off the pew and dug into her mother’s church bag on the ground, I went into my little purse. I looked up at Deacon Brown and smiled at his fixation on my mother. 

Eyes still on his gray beard, with every breath I slid my jar of Play-Doh out until it sat on the pew with me. One leg crossed over the other, I shifted my body slightly towards the left towards Tori’s direction. I coughed twice as I opened the small jar of mushy goodness. Tori did the same as she yawned her Play-Doh jar open. She shaped hers into a purple heart. I nodded and shaped mine into a blue diamond. I lifted it up a few inches and raised my chin to her. She raised her purple heart and paused, then slid back to the floor and into her mother’s bag to grab a pen. She scribbled on the Play-Doh heart and looked up at me. 

Her mother yanked her right leg towards her hip and muttered into her ear. Tori’s head lowered as she cupped the heart in her hand. Her mother pinched her thigh and retrieved the pen. Her mother looked at me and pierced my chest open with her eyes. Her hand levitated and motioned attention to watch my mother. I looked forward. 

My mother was a regal woman, faithfully has the fragrance of Perry Ellis 360 lingering way after she leaves. 

The clicking of her heels sounds like elegance with a hint of fierceness lingering on the bottom of her shoes. She smiles when talking about Jesus and how proud she is of me when I do anything related to God. With one look, she can pin me down and close up my throat. She’s the authority even when she’s absent. Her voice booms even when she’s calm, and she cooks as though her parents discovered spices. Beverley, my mother, was the first woman to become ordained in our church. My Mama is fierce. My Mama is strong. My Mama terrifies me. 

“Don’t let that Devil tell you that you need to look elsewhere!” 

My eyes followed my Mama’s hand as she snatched the Bible from the podium stand and raised it in the air. 

“Everything you need is right here in this book; you ain’t got to look no further. That includes love.” 

She placed the book down and walked away from the podium. She scanned the congregation and took a deep breath. 

“How to love and who to love. That’s right: who. Some people sittin’ in these pews right now got a boyfriend at home, and they a man themselves. Some women sittin’ up in these pews have lady lovers at home.” 

She went down the two carpeted steps from the podium and walked forward. 

“I’m here to tell you that even though God is love, homosexual relations ain’t love. The sun needs the moon and man needs woman. You can love your neighbor as you love yourself, volunteer at the soup kitchen and talk to God every day. But if you out here lusting the same sex, the altar is where is you have to be because that is not of God. But that’s alright, because our God is a deliverer. Our God is a healer.” 

The entire congregation stood on their feet and clapped. A few shouted “Hallelujah!” while my head sank and my body slumped into the pew. “You better preach it this morning, Minister Patton!” Deacon Brown shouted. 

Mama marched back up the two steps and returned behind the podium. She scooped up her reading glasses and pushed them onto her face. Mama’s owl eyes gazed down at the Bible as she flipped through the pages before continuing, “Let us turn to 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and then I want you place a pen at 1Timothy 1:9-10…” 

I knew my Mama saw me and Tori just now with our Play-Doh. I mouthed the scriptures to myself as she read them to the congregation. I’d written them down ten times on a notepad for punishment after I told her that I wanted to marry a pretty girl and have lots of babies. Tori was forbidden to spend the night at my house after Mama caught us holding hands a little longer than we should have been. 

“Saints, I want you know that it’s just a sin like everything else. Greed, lust, lying, whoremongering and homosexual relations, all sin. Ain’t none bigger than the other. Yes, saints, it does matter who you love.” 

She turned her head and squinted her eyes towards me. 

“An abominable act is an abominable act no matter how nice, kind, and sweet you are. But there is deliverance.” 

After the church service ended, Tori made a mad dash to me and put my heart in her bag. 

“Here,” she said as she smiled. 

I showed her my creation and said, “Look. I made it cause you’re a diamond. You can keep it.” 

She wrapped her arms around me and giggled. 

About the Author

Jasmine Farrell,

Jasmine Farrell, from Brooklyn, NY is a freelance writer and author. With poetry being her first love, she has published three full-length poetry collections: My Quintessence (2014), Phoenixes Groomed as Genesis Doves (2016), Long Live Phoenixes (2018). She released a poetry series that included three micro collections titled, The Release Series (2020). She recently published her debut novel, Sloppy (2022).

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A Golden Thread: Yesterday’s Tomorrow Virtual Book Tour

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Fiction

 

Publication Date: August 2, 2021

Publisher: MindStir Media

A Golden Thread is a human odyssey of redemption, discovery, and revelation. From the beginning, the protagonist, Jonathan, near to rock bottom in his life. He is estranged from his wife and son. He will do anything to reunite his family. As he struggles to cope with his shame and regret, an inexplicable phenomenon has him in its grip; he is slipping back in time at increasing intervals. Along with this experience, there are the vivid nightmares that bring him back to relive recent past lives. Just when it seems there is no way for this situation to get more extraordinary, Jonathan learns the phenomenon is connected to even bigger things than he could have ever imagined, and he, having no memory of his part, is a key part of an epic struggle between two forces that in the end will determine the fate of humanity.

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Richard Norton grew up in Portland, Maine. He has spent 28 years in social work providing supports to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Richard is an artist, musician, and writer. He currently lives in Windham with his wife and son.

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Sloppy Blitz

 

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Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Coming of Age

 

Release date: January 11th, 2022

Classic preacher’s kid, Roxanne felt like the oddball in her environment.

By age 22, she found herself compromising and settling in various avenues of her life- including love.

Will Roxanne be brave enough to end her relationship with a man who ails her? Will she take the path towards her purpose no matter how sloppy it looks? Or will she allow the world and her family to dictate right and wrong?

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About the Author

Jasmine Farrell

I’m an author, poet, freelancer and professional snack eater. Licorice, cookies and funyuns, ya’ll!

I’m an old soul, a late bloomer and I bask in my un-coolness.

The words I put to the page, come from the heart and demonstrate the journey I’ve made to nurture and grow my spirit.

Wrote a few guest blog posts, worked at a magazine and wrote some posts for webizines.

Six published poetry collections demonstrate how my life experiences have shaped me. They begin with my first collection, My Quintessence, which was released in 2014. It includes poems from my teenage years and past life as a Christian. My second poetry collection, Phoenixes Groomed a Genesis Doves, was released a year after I de-converted from Christianity in 2015.

I’ve had to tackle a lot of tough topics in my life, but as I reveal my heart, my hope is that I inspire others to pursue their dreams with confidence in being who they are authentically.

My realization is reflected in my third release, Long Live Phoenixes, as well as my latest poetry series, (3 micro collections in total) Release.

I’m currently working on my first novel and telling my cat to get off the computer desk.

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