Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Heart of the Fight A Couple's Guide to Fifteen Common Fights, What They Really Mean, and How They Can Bring You Closer - by Judith and Bob Wright

The Heart of the Fight
A Couple's Guide to Fifteen Common Fights, What They Really Mean, and How They Can Bring You Closer By Judith Wright EdD and Bob Wright EdD 
Published by New Harbinger Publications
Paperback: 264 pages
February 2, 2016; $17.95 US/ $24.95 CAN; 9781626252578


Every couple fights -- it's how you fight that can determine the success of your relationship. This book teaches you to look beyond what you and your partner fight about, and discover the core issues that undermine your relationship.

In the midst of a disagreement, many couples ask themselves, "What are we really fighting about?" Sound familiar? As it turns out, breakups and divorce don't happen because couples fight, they happen because of how couples fight. In this much-needed book, Judith and Bob Wright -- two married counselors and coaches with over thirty years of experience helping couples learn how to fight well -- present their tried-and-true methods for exploring the emotions that underlie many relationship fights.

In this unique guide, you'll learn how to use disagreements as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of your partner, bring more intimacy to the relationship, strengthen your bond, and really learn from the conflicts and tensions that occur between you. You'll also learn how to navigate the fifteen most common fights couples have, including "the blame game," "dueling over dollars," "If you really loved me, you'd . . . ," "told-you-so's," and more.

If you're ready to start fighting for your love, rather than against it, this book will show you how.

Author Bios

Judith Wright, EdD,
 is a world-renowned couples and lifestyles coach, media favorite, inspirational speaker, lifestyles expert, professor, and corporate consultant. She is the award-winning coauthor of Transformed! and the best-selling author of There Must Be More Than This and The Soft Addiction Solution. Wright has appeared on 20/20, Oprah, Good Morning America, and Today; and in over 600 print and radio interviews, including the New York Post, Boston Herald, and San Francisco Chronicle. Wright is cofounder of the dynamic and innovative couples program at the Wright Foundation and the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential, where she is also professor of transformational coaching.

Bob Wright, EdD, is an internationally recognized visionary, speaker, educator, consultant, coach, professor, and best-selling author. He cofounded the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential to teach people to develop their vision and fulfill their dreams. Coauthor of the award-winning book Transformed! and several other books that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies globally, Wright is recognized as a top coach by Crain's Business and has helped thousands of people across the country transform their careers, relationships, and lives. Wright is cofounder of the couples program at the Wright Foundation and the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential, where he is also professor of transformational leadership.

Judith and Bob bring not only significant academic and research background to the couples skills they teach, but also real-world experience from a thriving and dynamic marriage. It's not uncommon for the Wrights to be mistaken for newlyweds -- even after thirty-plus years of marriage. They model a truth-telling, no-holds-barred, intimate relationship for all the couples they lead, teach, and train. 
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The 411:

There isn't a couple out there that shouldn't be reading this book. Maybe you aren't having trouble now but somewhere down the road everyone could use this sound advice.

I used to say my husband and I don't fight whenever someone would comment on their umpteenth fight of the month with their spouse.   I was under the impression that my husband and I didn't fight because our relationship was great. Little did I know we were actually in trouble. Fighting is good for a relationship if done the right way were both feel heard and respected.  My husband and I were actually giving each other the "hidden middle finger" which is just one of the 15 fights that make or break a relationship included in the book.

I learned that walking away or silently suffering means we were building up animosity and resentment because in this situation you are not letting your partner know how you really feel about something.

The book does a good job of breaking down the stages of your relationship and what you are doing wrong and what you should be doing. It busts through the myths we have in each of our minds about what a "good relationship" is and why we feel that way.  What does relationship magic feel like? Well it may be different for you but Judith and Bob lay it out in an easy to read, easy to understand and easy to master way of helping you have the best relationship in your power.

Sometimes it means changing your beliefs and recharging your power of loving. It is possible. We can all have better relationships just by changing the way we see things.

Please read this book if you are in a relationship. It is a great read, very informative and very rational.

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A Wonderful New Series Adventure by Eric Luper

I recieved the first two books of a series by Eric Luper entitled Key Hunters.  The series is written for children 7-10 but I believe older ages will appreciate it. At almost 50, I loved it!

Key Hunters by Eric Luper

Key Hunters: The Mysterious Moonstone by Eric Luper
Getting lost in a good book has never been this dangerous!

Cleo and Evan have a secret. A collection of books so dangerous they are locked up tight. A friend has vanished inside the pages of one of them. It's up to them to find the key that will set her free.


When Cleo and Evan go undercover to help a rookie detective interview a mansion full of suspects, nothing is as it seems. They must catch the crook - and find the right key - or they could be trapped inside this mystery forever . . .
For ages 7 to 10.

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Published by Scholastic Books
ISBN 978-0545822046

The 411:

Cleo and Evan love the library, they especially loved their Liberian Ms. Hillard. But now they have mean old Ms. Crowley who is either telling them to "shhhhh", appears like she is up to something or is always disappearing. 

One day they decide to follow her and find a secret panel that leads them to an enormous basement under the library. It full of books and shelves AND a note from their first librarian Ms. Hillard. 
This is where it gets good!!!!  The children suddenly find themselves inside a book solving mysteries and encountering mean old Ms. Crowley among all the other characters inside the book. If the mystery is not solved the children will be trapped in the book. 

The story is well written, suspenseful, and full of twists and turns. Kids will definitely want to see what happens, what happened to Ms. Hillard and what stories the kids get into next.   This is a fantastic fantasy read for book and mystery lovers of all ages!

Key Hunters by Eric Luper

Key Hunters #2: The Spy's Secret


Agents Cleo and Evan have been given an impossible mission: become super-spies and foil the plans of an evil mastermind. But it won't be easy to break into the Viper's secret underwater lair, complete a daring rescue, find the right key, and get out alive!!
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Published by Scholastic Books
ISBN 978-0545822060

Book Three will be out September of 2016 and is called Key Hunters The Haunted Howl

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

World Of Warcraft Now A Book Series For Children


NEW YORK, NY — March 29, 2016 — Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, and internationally acclaimed game developer and publisher Blizzard Entertainment today announced a collaboration on a new book series for kids ages 8-12 based on Blizzard’s popular World of Warcraft® game franchise. World of Warcraft: Traveler will launch simultaneously in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, with the first hardcover book scheduled for release in November 2016, followed by the second title in November 2017. Set in the breathtaking land of Azeroth, this epic action-adventure series features a young cast of Warcraft characters discovering the mysteries and majesty of the world around them. Written by celebrated comic book author and animation writer Greg Weisman, the first book will include full-page sketches created by Blizzard artist Samwise Didier, and a full-color cover illustration by Blizzard artist Stephane Belin.  (Watch the announcement on Youtube).

“World of Warcraft is a captivating fantasy universe that lends itself to many imaginative and innovative storytelling possibilities. When Blizzard initially approached us about creating an original series for kids, we were not only intrigued but immediately mesmerized,” said Debra Dorfman, Vice President and Publisher, Global Licensing, and Media Consumer Products, Scholastic. “This has truly been a fantastic collaboration and we look forward to sharing this thrilling adventure with boys and girls everywhere.”

“We’re excited to be collaborating with Scholastic on a series that will bring Azeroth to life for a whole new audience,” said Chris Metzen, Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard Entertainment. “And Greg Weisman is an accomplished writer who’s really gotten to the heart and soul of Warcraft with the characters he’s developed here—we’re thrilled with the work he’s done on World of Warcraft: Traveler.

About World of Warcraft: Traveler
It’s been years since twelve-year-old Aramar Thorne, a clever boy who is never without his precious sketch book, has seen his father. So when Captain Greydon Thorne comes ashore and asks his son to join him at sea, it feels as if someone has redrawn Aram’s entire world. Before he knows it, Aram is aboard the Wavestrider with Lakeshire fading to a distant dot on the horizon. But the thrill of adventure quickly fades, as Greydon relentlessly schools Aram on how to handle his cutlass and how to relate with the strange and diverse creatures of Azeroth. In addition, Aram struggles to get along with the Wavestrider’s crew—especially second mate Makasa, a tough teenaged girl who has been reluctantly placed in charge of him. Just as Aram starts to get his head above water, a band of vicious pirates attack the Wavestrider, turning his world upside down once again. As Aram tries to find his way home with his father’s compass in hand, he’ll travel across Azeroth’s beautiful and hostile terrain, encountering creatures both terrible and wondrous. He’ll seek to understand Azeroth’s denizens as he draws them in his sketchbook, forming unlikely friendships along the way. But the journey is hindered by Greydon’s compass, which never points north. If the compass isn't leading Aram and Makasa home--to safety--to what destiny is it leading them?

About Greg Weisman
Greg Weisman has been a storyteller all his life. He’s best known as the creator of Disney’s Gargoyles and as a writer-producer on multiple animated series, including Young Justice, Star Wars Rebels, and W.I.T.C.H., and Marvel’s The Spectacular Spider-Man. He’s written multiple comic book series and two young adult novels, Rain of the Ghosts and Spirits of Ash and Foam. Greg lives in Los Angeles, California.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Mark Your Calendar: Kidz Bop The Life Of The Party

New Tour Dates Go On Sale Beginning Friday, April 1st

NEW YORK, NY (March 28, 2016) KIDZ BOP, the number one music brand for kids, is teaming up with Live Nation to add summer amphitheater dates to The Life Of The Party Tour. The additional shows were added following the success of the initial KIDZ BOP tour announcement in February. The KIDZ BOP Kids will kick off the summer shows on July 16th at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Connecticut. Additional cities include Brooklyn, Charlotte, and Chicago.  Tickets for the new summer dates will officially go on sale to the public beginning Friday, April 1st, coinciding with the release of KIDZ BOP Greatest Hits. For tour dates and ticket information, visit

The Life Of The Party Tour is travelling to 50+ U.S. cities to celebrate KIDZ BOP’s 15th birthday.  The KIDZ BOP Kids – Ashlynn Chong, Sela Hack, Matt Martinez and Grant Knoche – headline the tour. The ALL-NEW live show features the biggest pop songs of the year, awesome choreography, and more fun surprises from The KIDZ BOP Kids. The Life Of The Party Tour is the ultimate pop star experience, and the perfect concert event for the entire family. Artist Group International (AGI) is representing the tour.

Victor Zaraya, President of KIDZ BOP said, “Ticket sales for the initial KIDZ BOP shows have been tremendous.  We’re thrilled to be working with Live Nation to add these summer amphitheater dates to our tour schedule and bring the KIDZ BOP experience to thousands more kids and families across the country.” Jared Braverman, VP, Live Nation Touring added, “Our amphitheaters are the premier venues for fans to experience their favorite pop, rock and festival events during the summer. We’re excited to partner with KIDZ BOP and have the opportunity to invite younger fans and families out for a day of live KIDZ BOP music.”

Friendly’s Ice Cream was announced as an official partner of The Life Of The Party Tour in January. Friendly’s Ice Cream is sponsoring all tour dates in the Northeast.  

KIDZ BOP’s “Life Of The Party” 2016  Summer Tour Dates
Wallingford, CT
Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Brooklyn, NY
Coney Island Amphitheater
Atlantic City, NJ
Boardwalk Hall
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Hershey, PA
Giant Center
Rochester Hills, MI
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Chicago, IL
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
Raleigh, NC
Red Hat Amphitheater
Charlotte, NC
Uptown Amphitheatre
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Darien Center, NY
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion
For full list of tour dates and ticket information, visit

KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids, featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids.” Over 16 million KIDZ BOP albums have sold since the family-friendly audio collection debuted in 2001. The latest album in the series, KIDZ BOP 31, was released in January and marked the brand’s 23rd Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 Chart.  Only three artists in history—The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Barbra Streisand—have had more Top 10 albums. KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling music, popular KIDZ BOP Radio channel on SiriusXM, TV commercials, music videos, consumer products, and live tours. For more information, visit

About Live Nation
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit

About Friendly's Ice Cream, LLC
Friendly’s Manufacturing and Retail, LLC distributes and sells ice cream cartons; cakes; sundae cups; rolls and novelties in over 8,000 retail locations throughout all 50 states and select international locations. Our creamery in Wilbraham, Massachusetts produces over 27 million gallons of ice cream annually. For additional information, please visit