Month: May 2014

Shattered Lives, Donna R. Gore, LadyJustice,ImaginePublicity

Shattered Lives: Bill Jenkins Talks About a Victim’s Perspective on Gun Control

  Listen to Shattered Lives Radio   In the wake of mass tragedies attributed to guns like Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, the Aurora, CO theater shooting, and the infamous Columbine, gun control has become one of the hot button topics in every home in the US. Shattered Lives Radio highlights Bill Jenkins and his personal commentary about gun control and how a man with a gun changed his life forever. In 1997 Bill Jenkins’ son, William Benjamin Jenkins, was murdered at the fast food restaurant where he held his first real job. A shooter with an extensive criminal background, and a gun, took the life of the 16-year-old on his second day of work. Jenkins feels that had the 23-year-old shooter not had access to the .380 semi-automatic handgun, he would not have had the wherewithal to commit the robbery and subsequent murder of his son. Since this tragedy, Bill Jenkins has been a strong voice for gun control, often going up against those who are passionate about gun ownership rights in the US. He’s also a …

Jeff Mudgett, Bloodstains, ImaginePublicity

A New Literary World: Success of Self-Publishing, BLOODSTAINS and Jeff Mudgett

What defines success of a first time author? For Jeff Mudgett, author of BLOODSTAINS, his first published work, success comes in various forms; book sales, recognition, and cold hard cash! His foray into publishing his first book took many turns, including turning down an offer by a traditional publisher. To self-publish was his decision, it was good for him, and for his book, which is currently being developed as a major Hollywood movie, the dream come true for most authors. Taking his words from the page to Hollywood, Mudgett has a lot to share and teach, and is willing to do it so other new authors will be able to duplicate his successes, and avoid  his pitfalls and mistakes. He speaks to writer’s groups, classes and conferences, not only about the information contained in BLOODSTAINS, but his process in becoming a successful, self-published author. Anyone who seeks to make a living as an author knows it’s a long stretch to reach a form of success for your first book, especially with the competition which is now engaged, and the …

Shattered Lives: Karen Beaudin author of true story, A Child is Missing

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio As I walked into the house, the scene I beheld was like something out of a movie. Every eye turned toward me, but no one spoke a word. “What’s wrong?” As tears ran down my sister’s face, she said, with a voice filled with sobs, “Kathy’s dead; she’s been murdered.” from A Child is Missing From the haunting cover to the words written inside, Karen Beaudin tells the story of the abduction, rape, and murder of her sister, Kathy Gloddy, with honor, respect, often grueling pain, and always with sisterly love. Shattered Lives Radio guest for the hour, Karen Beaudin, will not only give listeners a glimpse into the anguish of losing a loved one to violent crime, but the aftermath and its effect on her life. In A Child is Missing, Karen Beaudin writes about the horrifying night her sister went to the store accompanied by her dog, Tasha, and never returned. Tasha came home acting quite strange, almost frantic, but Karen did not. That’s when the family realized something was terribly wrong. Kathy was found a couple days later in the woods located near the small New Hampshire …