Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sunrise From An Icy Heart – by Claudette Alexander





Do you want to overcome betrayal, grief, and/or manage a chronic health condition, and find fulfilling love?

‘Sunrise From An Icy Heart’ will take you on a discovery of the human need to find a special kind of love, raise loving sons and rise above the strangling odds that face immigrants.

Alexander chronicles her transformational journey into womanhood from age 22 to 59. Her first love left her alone and pregnant. She searched for love but encountered stormy weather until her heart grew as frigid as the North American winters. It would take a special man to crack through her icy heart. After four failed relationships and two sons: Terence, as charming as a sunrise and Kriston, her sunshiny star, she struck gold with Malcolm whiles battling chronic kidney failure.

A story of survival and determination, from St. Lucia to Canada through a midst of rejections, abandonment and the power to smash through the fence of fear and fly. A sensual, amusing, and fun read that will stimulate your senses, make you laugh, cry and learn some essential life lessons. This book is intended for mature readers.

Genre: Memoir

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‘Sunrise From An Icy Heart’ by Claudette Alexander is a memoir. Keep in mind that Memoirs allow the reader to go back in time with the author to relive people, places and events.

Claudette’s memoir begins at age 22 and ends when she is 59. Her story comes from a single mother’s perspective giving us a glimpse into St Lucian customs.

Quote from her book: "A thousand buds of happiness exploded in me. A heat-wave engulfed me. I could feel my face ablaze. My smile was as calm and wide as the Caribbean Sea. Yes indeed, this was the moment I had waited for. My big elaborate wedding was happening with my soul mate, the man who knew how to love me. The man who knew how to marry me. The man who knew how to get the sunrise from my icy heart. There was a peace flowing from his heart into my heart."

View and enjoy a book reading from Claudette Alexander at You Tube. http://youtu.be/iSfdPoDSuJA

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Cold Coffee Press Spotlight Interview With Author Claudette Alexander







Claudette Alexander was born in St. Lucia and has been living in Toronto for the past 40 years. Retired, her past experiences involve work in accounting and union activists. She has been battling chronic kidney failure for 10 years and currently volunteers leading workshops on living healthy with chronic health conditions.

Her memoir ‘Sunrise From An Icy Heart’ is about her transformational journey into womanhood, her search for a special kind of love, the tears and joys of motherhood, and her fight to remain among the land of the living.

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Interview:

What makes you proud to be a writer from Canada? I am proud that Alzheimer’s has not overtaken my mind as yet and I can still remember scenes from my past that I can recreate on paper.

What or who inspired you to become a writer? My children inspired me. They did not grow up with their fathers and I always had the desire to let them know of the love that preceded their birth.

When did you begin writing with the intention of becoming published? I have always wanted to write a book. In 2005 I spent three months in the hospital fighting for my life. When I got out the desire to tell my story become more pressing.

Did your environment or upbringing play a major role in your writing and did you use it to your advantage? My environment had everything to do with my writing. I wrote about the life I lived.

Do you come up with your title before or after you write the manuscript? I started with one title and changed it several times but when I came to the end of my story the appropriate title came to me.
My initial intentions was to write children books so I did some training in that genre however when I started to write about a love I once had and then my quest to find fulfilling love, the writing took a different turn and I ended up with my experiences from age 22 to 59. This became MY Memoir.

What has been your most rewarding experience with your writing process? At this stage of my life I am beginning to forget things, people and places. I am so thankful that I was able to complete and publish this novel knowing that it will be there years after I have departed this earth. As someone with a chronic health condition, I inspire many people and will continue to do so.

What has been your most rewarding experience in your publishing journey? I have been on a constant learning curve. I amaze myself with how much I have learned and how much I am yet to learn in this industry.

Have you had a negative experience in your publishing journey? If so please explain how it could have been avoided? I spent two years writing query letters to agents and publishers and kept getting rejections letters, then I took matters into my own hands and got the job done.

What one positive piece of advice would you give to other authors? Read read read and read again.

Who is your favorite author? I do not have one favorite author because I like many. I like Eckhart Tolle, Nicholas Sparks, Terri McMillan and many more.

Is there anything else that you would like to share with us? Never give up on your aspirations.  Many days when I sat down on the dialysis chair I would be writing and the nurses kept asking, “What are your writing?”
“My book” I replied. Then it became, “When is that book going to be published?” with a smile of course. Then it became a laugh. Well now they are in awe and so is everyone else.

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Do you want to overcome betrayal, grief, and/or manage a chronic health condition, and find fulfilling love?

‘Sunrise From An Icy Heart’ will take you on a discovery of the human need to find a special kind of love, raise loving sons and rise above the strangling odds that face immigrants.

Alexander chronicles her transformational journey into womanhood from age 22 to 59. Her first love left her alone and pregnant. She searched for love but encountered stormy weather until her heart grew as frigid as the North American winters. It would take a special man to crack through her icy heart. After four failed relationships and two sons: Terence, as charming as a sunrise and Kriston, her sunshiny star, she struck gold with Malcolm whiles battling chronic kidney failure.

A story of survival and determination, from St. Lucia to Canada through a midst of rejections, abandonment and the power to smash through the fence of fear and fly. A sensual, amusing, and fun read that will stimulate your senses, make you laugh, cry and learn some essential life lessons. This book is intended for mature readers.

Genre: Memoir

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‘Sunrise From An Icy Heart’ by Claudette Alexander is a memoir. Keep in mind that Memoirs allow the reader to go back in time with the author to relive people, places and events.

Claudette’s memoir begins at age 22 and ends when she is 59. Her story comes from a single mother’s perspective giving us a glimpse into St Lucian customs.

Quote from her book: "A thousand buds of happiness exploded in me. A heat-wave engulfed me. I could feel my face ablaze. My smile was as calm and wide as the Caribbean Sea. Yes indeed, this was the moment I had waited for. My big elaborate wedding was happening with my soul mate, the man who knew how to love me. The man who knew how to marry me. The man who knew how to get the sunrise from my icy heart. There was a peace flowing from his heart into my heart."

View and enjoy a book reading from Claudette Alexander at You Tube. http://youtu.be/iSfdPoDSuJA

Book Preview from Cold Coffee Press (July 2014) http://www.coldcoffeepress.com

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Cold Coffee Café Author Claudette Alexander


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Book Spotlight: Voyage To The World’s End – by Malcolm Pate

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The story is set in the seventeenth century, but not as you have seen it before. David Penhallion a young Cornish man, together with an experienced sea captain and a wealthy budding politician have a series of adventures culminating in a stormy sea voyage, to a hellish place, where no one has ever been. A terrific adventure set in Cornwall, London and the depths of the southern ocean. It is a tale of love lost and found, of storms, mutiny, murder, revenge and treachery. Throughout the story, a strange apparition of an old seafarer, although terrifying, saves David from a horrible death on several occasions. The ship was close to being overwhelmed by the raging sea, when David saw the apparition, pointing with his crooked finger... They discovered a small island, deep in the southern ocean, which was alive with strange creatures. He was running for his life, for he could hear the deathly clicking behind him...

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Malcolm Pate 

Quote from Author Malcolm Pate: “I have been married to my wife Sue for forty-five years and have a daughter Lorna, who is a Dr. of Genetics, doing research on Diabetes. I am 71 and have been the Managing Director of several companies. I am at present the Chairman of Shropshire Council and have been involved in Local Government for over thirty years. I also run some internet companies selling antique oil lamps and nautical items. My hobbies have included scuba diving, golf, the guitar and rock collecting. My main leisure interest over the last thirty or so years has been sailing. I have a yacht moored in Cherbourg France and sail all over the Channel Islands, Normandy and Brittany. I have done over 150 Channel crossings in all weathers, including gales and thunder storms.”

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Interview:  

What makes you proud to be a writer from Albrighton, Shropshire, England? I am proud to be a writer because it gives me the opportunity to create something that other people can enjoy.  

What or who inspired you to become a writer? Jules Verne, John Wyndham and Steven King.  

When did you begin writing with the intention of becoming published? I start serious writing about a year ago.  

Did your environment or upbringing play a major role in your writing and did you use it to your advantage? I found my sense of adventure and my many interests inspired me to write about them, especially my many sailing experiences.  

Do you come up with your title before or after you write the manuscript? The title was the first thing I thought about.  

Please introduce your genre and why you prefer to write in that genre? My first book is a fictitious sea adventure, inspired by my love of Cornwall, my sailing adventures and my involvement in local politics. My second book of some 92,000 words, which is written but not yet proofed is a horror story.  

How many published books do your have? I have one booked published ‘Voyage To The World's End’, which I am now trying to market and another "Jasper" ready to proof.  

What has been your most rewarding experience with your writing process? I love to create characters and situations. It gives me the ability to create entire life style environments.  

Have you had a negative experience in your writing career? If so please explain how it could have been avoided? No, if I did not enjoy writing I would stop doing it.  

What has been your most rewarding experience in your publishing journey? The publication of my first novel and seeing it in print. I also found it rewarding when people who read it, told me they enjoyed reading it.  

What one positive piece of advice would you give to other authors? If you feel you can do it, have a go.  

Who is your favorite author? John Wyndham Is there anything else that you would like to share with us? Over the years I had started to write several times, but never got past the first chapter, because of time constraints.  

Please add questions (and answers) that you think your readers would like answered.  
Describe your sailing adventures: I have been caught out crossing the English Channel in a severe gale 9 and experienced thirty foot waves and extremely high winds. I have sailed down the Alderney race to Guernsey in a gale 8, when all my crew were ill and my main sail ripped in half. I have travelled from Alderney to a Jersey in a full blown thunder storm.  

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The story is set in the seventeenth century, but not as you have seen it before. David Penhallion a young Cornish man, together with an experienced sea captain and a wealthy budding politician have a series of adventures culminating in a stormy sea voyage, to a hellish place, where no one has ever been. A terrific adventure set in Cornwall, London and the depths of the southern ocean. It is a tale of love lost and found, of storms, mutiny, murder, revenge and treachery. Throughout the story, a strange apparition of an old seafarer, although terrifying, saves David from a horrible death on several occasions. The ship was close to being overwhelmed by the raging sea, when David saw the apparition, pointing with his crooked finger... They discovered a small island, deep in the southern ocean, which was alive with strange creatures. He was running for his life, for he could hear the deathly clicking behind him...

Genre: Fiction, Drama, Sea Adventure
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book Spotlight: Managing Your Inner A**Hole: An Unusual Education In The Fundamentals Of Emotional Intelligence – by B. W. Prescott


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"Have you ever let your emotions get the better of you? Have you ever felt like events, or circumstances, or other people were controlling you—instead of you being in control of you? Have you ever acted in a way that you later regretted because you were caught off guard, or were tired, or angry, or hurt, or frustrated, or didn’t really know what to do, or just didn’t have the time you needed to think through how you should respond to something or someone before you actually did? Have you ever hated yourself afterward, or wondered how you could be so dumb?

Have you ever wondered why nobody ever wrote down a practical set of step-by-step, bulletproof guidelines for developing and maintaining a healthy relationship? Or have you ever wondered why, if there really is a God and He really is the Creator of the universe, why He didn’t bother to take the time to leave us a simple list of instructions for dealing with the biggest emotional challenges of our lives?

If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, then this book is for you! That list of bulletproof instructions not only exists, God wrote them. Managing Your Inner A**hole is an unvarnished, unconventional look at the greatest practical advice the Bible has to offer without a hint of preaching, pretense, or posturing. Imminently logical without the guilt-trip, compassionate and humble without judgment or condemnation, this is a story of acceptance and empowerment about what it means to really love, what you have to do to really grow, and the surprisingly simple steps you can take right now to manage your own Inner A**hole and build a happier, healthier life and network of relationships than you ever dreamed possible."

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Book Review For B. W. Prescott’s book titled ‘Managing Your Inner A**Hole: An Unusual Education In The Fundamentals Of Emotional Intelligence’.

I am deeply moved by B.W. Prescott's book, life, and mission.
CEO of Cold Coffee Press endorses B. W. Prescott’s book titled ‘Managing Your Inner A**Hole: An Unusual Education In The Fundamentals Of Emotional Intelligence’.
This is a deeply honest book designed to help others in their healing journey.
The author weaves his own personal experiences and self-discovery into a life resource guide to wake the sleeping spirit inside us and draw us to a deeper awareness of self, others, our existence and the power of God to communicate his love when a person is in their own deepest personal hell.
B. W. Prescott’s is a master of reflecting his intellect, love and deep passion for helping others, and it shines through in a way that makes you stop and ponder where you are, where you are going and where will you end up.
Once this book is in your hands, it will be impossible to put down.
Reviewed by CEO of Cold Coffee Press (July 24, 2014):
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