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Boyertown author publishes first novel, explores Nature vs Nurture debate
“The Road of Sorrow,” a new book by Christine Hale of Boyertown, has been published by RoseDog Books.
Do genetics or circumstances shape the course of a person’s life? Are mental disorders or addictions a person’s choice?
The Road of Sorrow is based on the true story of a man’s journey with mental illness, addiction and great loss. Rusty lived his life to the limit, rejecting those who loved him the most. His personal losses exceeded those of an average person. With each loss, Rusty turned inward, changing his character and his need to feel whole and loved. Each change takes him further down the Route of Sorrow.
Hale is a retired registered nurse. Currently, she volunteers at a local elementary school where she helps children learn to be young authors. She enjoys writing short stories and poems. “The Road of Sorrow” is her first published novel.
The Road of Sorrow is a 118-page paperback and e-book published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh.
Bernville’s author publishes his biography
“From the Banks of Wistar,” a new book by Gary James Hoffmann of Bernville, has been published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. and is available in paperback, hardcover and ebook.
With a unique style mixed with an adventure of a lifetime, Hoffmann takes readers on a journey down memory lane that affects everything they do today. “From the Banks of Wistar” is a story of his life and much more, including subtle discussions of social and environmental issues that we as a people continue to ignore today.
Most importantly, the author shares with his readers a journey of entertaining experiences, thought-provoking truths, and insightful knowledge – knowledge that history books omit. Welcome to the adventurous journey to the shores of Wistar.
Culminating with a master’s thesis, degrees in engineering and education, majoring in English, it is no surprise that Hoffmann becomes the author of a book. Throughout his career, Hoffmann worked for a large newspaper company, worked as an educator in the public school system, and worked as a technical analyst for AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems. He is also a Vietnamese era army veteran.
Leesport author and entrepreneur publishes photo book “Cars of Cuba”
Author and entrepreneur David J. Reimer, Sr., of Leesport, published “Cars of Cuba” via Crave Press; it is currently available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and IndieBound as well as via Crave Press, an independent publishing company he founded in 2012 and which has since expanded to publish the work of 11 additional authors.
“Cars of Cuba” is filled with over 200 color photographs, all taken by Reimer during a trip to the island in 2018. The photos feature beautiful classic American cars with polished chrome and vibrant paints crisscrossing them. streets of Old Havana, taking passengers back in time for the ride of a lifetime. Sit back, relax and prepare to be transported to the 1950s.
Reimer is a freelance journalist and award-winning photographer. Over the past 30 years, he has published dozens of articles and dramatic images in trade journals, consumer magazines, textbooks and newspapers. Reimer was born and raised in Gettysburg and currently resides in Leesport.
In addition to directing Crave Press, he is a member of the Leesport Borough Council and an information technology generalist at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. He is also a KU alumnus with a BS Telecommunications.
Berks author releases second children’s book
Author MA Kunkle’s second children’s book “Aaron and Savannah Get a New Pet” is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and IndieBound as well as via Crave Press.
In this book, join Aaron and Savannah Monkey in their search for the perfect pet. From peacocks to pigs to puppies and more, which one will they choose?
Kunkle is a longtime resident of Berks County and has spent the past 20 years as a computer programmer and senior analyst. When not working or writing, she enjoys spending time with her children, volunteering at her local library, reading, and doing crafts.
This is her second children’s book published by Crave Press. His first book, “Aaron and Savannah Want to Visit Daddy in Heaven”, came out last year.
Crave Press is a fully integrated publishing company engaged in title acquisition and development, publishing, design, promotion, sales, warehousing and distribution. It publishes fiction and non-fiction books in a wide range of categories and formats. For more information visit www.cravepress.com.