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New book Cold Water is Thrilling Mystery/Adventure

Fairbanks, Alaska (PRWEB) October 20, 2014

How far would one go to save a loved one? In Cold Water (published by Xlibris) author Priscilla Delgado writes an immersive story that follows one mans quest to save the woman he loves.

Cold Water follows Sundown Sanders whose close friend Rose Lynn is presumed dead after her car was thrown of the icy cold Alaskan highway. After weeks of searching the authorities are forced to call off the search for her body. Everyone, including her family and friends believe she is dead and move on with their lives. That is except for Sundown who still believes she is alive. This takes him on a dangerous fact finding mission that may not be completed in time to save Rose from death or worse.

This is an engrossing combination of mystery and International Intrigue that will surely surprise and excite readers to the very last page.

Cold Water

By Priscilla Delgado

Hardcover | 6x9 in | 242 pages | ISBN 9781499033090

Softcover | 6x9 in | 242pages | ISBN 9781499033083

E-Book | 242 pages | ISBN 9781499033151

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Priscilla Delgado was raised in the oilfields of South Texas. She attended The University of Texas and Texas A&I University where she received a Masters degree in Educational Supervision with a minor in English. Her long and varied teaching career included teaching as both principal and teacher (simultaneously) in Alaska bush schools. She taught Bilingual classes in Texas, Puerto Rico and California. As a commissioned officer she also taught administration in USAF Officer Candidates school, She has travelled in Mexico, Canada, China and Egypt and is now Alaskan by choice.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.


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Doctor Paul Carters Heartfelt Stories Aim to Stir Hearts of Readers

Australia (PRWEB) October 15, 2014

The Further Tales of a Country Doctor (published by Xlibris AU) is a heart-warming collection of experiences and stories about the two-way nature of caring and healing; how a doctor cares for his patients, but also how their care for him, when he falls ill too, is essential to his recovery.

This touching second new book further chronicles the experiences of Dr. Paul Carter in his country practice. Twenty-five years ago, he moved from inner city Melbourne to a small country town in regional Victoria on a tree-changing whim. In such a small town, he grew to realize that he is not just the family doctor, but also a confidante, advocate, priest, batsman, bowler, banker, topic of gossip and even best man. These are stories of the tapestry of life which is a country practice. Rich, spirited, irresistible, sometimes sombre but overwhelmingly uplifting, the humanity of these stories promises to stay with its readers for a long time.

The Further Tales of a Country Doctor is a gentle book of love, illness, recovery and hope.

The Further Tales of a Country Doctor

By Paul Carter

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781499004038

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781499004021

E-Book | 248 pages | ISBN 9781499004076

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Paul Carter was born in Coventry, England and educated at King Henry VIII School and Guys Hospital. He migrated to Australia in 1976 and has been a country GP in central Victoria for the last twenty-six years. He lives with his wife Gillian on a farm in the Macedon Ranges. Apart from writing he also enjoys portrait painting. He has eight beautiful grandchildren, all of whose names he can remember.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.


Grosh Backdrops & Drapery Launches a New Bright and Light Website to Make Shopping Its Online Storefront Easier and Faster

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014

Its Showtime for Hollywood-Based Grosh Backdrops & Draperys dazzling new website. When customers go to today, they can immediately start power shopping for their stage production, school or event by clicking on an array of new self-explanatory navigation tabs which standout on the clean and bright white background.

We took careful consideration in building the new online storefront to create a user friendly experience, said Amanda Uhlein, Grosh Backdrops & Drapery president.

The redesigned offers new item features to help speed customers through the companys extensive inventory and services. For instance, the Suggested Items tab provides customers with other backdrops that are frequently rented with the item they are viewing. If a client is looking at an Emerald City for Wizard of Oz, the suggested items would show them a cornfield and a Munchkinland backdrop which will help complete their production, said Uhlein. This function was not available before.

The Related Themes tab offers customers hyperlinks to popular shows and themes related to the particular drop they are currently viewing. The Accessories tab shows customers legs, borders and arches which complement the item they are considering. And customers can click on Recently Viewed Items to easily navigate to items they had earlier considered. new online ordering features make it easy for customers to get what they need whenever and wherever they need it. Online ordering is available 24/7. The system provides customers with a complete quote including shipping and applicable taxes, as well as, an option to purchase the Grosh Damage Waiver, said Uhlein. If the item the client is looking to rent is unavailable for their dates, our system will generate a list of similar backdrops that are available for their show.

The shipment tracking feature is also more visible and easier than ever before! Uhlein says The client simply enters the five to six digit order number from Grosh and once the item has been picked up by Fed Ex, customers can track the progress of the shipment coming to them, or returning to Grosh.

Grosh Backdrops & Drapery is among Hollywoods longest supporting partners. Grosh provides the highest quality themed and theatrically produced hand-painted backdrops for professional stage productions, dance recitals, school performances and corporate parties. Grosh also offers an excellent drapery selection including rain curtains, Austrian puffs and velour drapery panels.

Grosh strives to constantly improve how scenery comes to life in the theater world by evolving with the industry. Among the improvements, Grosh has greatly simplified how backdrops and drapery are hung by designing and developing a portable telescoping lifting system, called the BackdropLIFT. For more information about Grosh Backdrops and Drapery and their other divisions, Grosh Custom and BackdropLIFT, you can visit

You can also contact Shawn Glaspell at the Spencer Lewis Marketing Group at 909.945.5247.

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Christopher Columbus, Cannons, and Capturing History on Columbus Day 2014

Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) October 12, 2014

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue, is a rhyme learned by just about every school child. But some of the clues left behind on subsequent voyages could paint a much clearer picture of what life was really like for the aboriginal people as well as the explorers who discovered them and their land.

As this nation prepares to celebrate Columbus Day 2014 (Monday, October 13), artifacts such as cannons, pottery, and other items give insight into the things that people made, used, and traded during the period of first contact between Europeans and the American Indians indigenous to the New World. The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis is proud to be working with Dr. Charles Beeker (the museums Extraordinary Underwater Archaeologist-in-Residence) to display brand new artifacts from that time period and help families understand why they are so valuable on Columbus Day 2014. The museum is now home to two new cannons recently discovered along one of the early trade routes Columbus established. They are on display in the National Geographic Treasures of the Earth exhibit.

These Columbus-era artifacts provide an important window into the time period of Christopher Columbus and the trade routes he established to the Americas, said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO, The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful partnership with Professor Beeker and the government of the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Charles Beeker, the museums Extraordinary Underwater Archaeologist-in-Residence is thrilled to share the discovery, I cant wait for children and families to see these cannons that are from some of the earliest European shipwrecks discovered in the Americas. There are only a handful of known shipwrecks that had these types of cannons and I am pleased IU is able to research and display these unique objects at The Children's Museum."

His eyes lit up and you could feel the passion as Francis Soto, Director Tecnico, Oficina Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural Subacu


Design Today Launches Digital Publication for Interior Designers

Design Today Launches Digital Publication for Interior Designers
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SmithGroupJJR Promotes David Varner to Workplace Practice Leader

Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 09, 2014

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nations largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted David Varner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as leader of its Workplace Practice.

In his new role, Varner leads the firms national practice devoted to the design of workplace facilities, including corporate headquarters, campus development, workplace interiors, speculative office building, hospitality, retail and multi-family/high-rise residential buildings for both public and private sector clients. Varner will focus on expanding the practices portfolio of major headquarters, urban development and workplace strategy projects. Varner was elevated from Workplace Studio leader at the firms Washington, DC office.

Its an exciting time with so much open discussion of real efficiency, sustainability and human performance. This points to the unique ways SmithGroupJJR designs solve these issues while creating both beauty and value, said Varner, a registered architect and LEED accredited professional.

Varner is noted for his success in asset repositioning the rehabilitation of dated and often undesirable older buildings into highly marketable, in-demand real estate assets. Among his project successes is the complete transformation of the two million-square-foot, LEED Gold, Constitution Center, a repositioning of a 1970s property into the largest, most secure workplace in Washington, DC. Learn about SmithGroupJJR and Varners success in such building transformation by viewing the video, Asset Repositioning,

Weve found that a building with good bones in a premier location can gain back its marketability through renovation instead of demolition and expensive rebuilding, Varner remarked.

Varner has extensive experience exploring and implementing sustainable design in the workplace environment. He is currently serving as principal-in-charge of SmithGroupJJRs design of Sentinel Square, a multi-phase project in Washington DCs NoMa neighborhood (area North of Massachusetts Avenue, four blocks from Capitol Hill) consisting of three, LEED Gold, high-security Class A office buildings.

Varner leads the SmithGroupJJR Workplace Advisory Board, a forum comprised of corporate and institutional real estate executives, workplace strategists, facility directors and human resource professionals. The group convenes to share insights into emerging trends, as well as challenges and opportunities related to creating and maintaining todays sophisticated workplace environments. Read A New Honesty in the Workplace for the latest roundtable summary.

His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute (ULI), DC Building Industry Association and the U.S. Green Building Council. An active speaker, Varner was guest presenter at the U.S. Department of Energy series, Building in the 21st Century and is currently participating in the ULIs Urban Plan teaching program.

Varner, a member of the SmithGroupJJR Board of Directors since 2011, joined the firms Washington, DC office in 1984 as an architect, advancing to the roles of project manager, principal and Workplace Studio leader. He is a graduate of Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture and art/art history, followed by a Bachelor of Architecture.

A native of Houston, Texas, Varner currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.

SmithGroupJJR ( is a recognized integrated architecture and engineering firm ranked Top 10 in the U.S. by Building Design + Construction magazine. The firms nationally recognized Workplace Practice has completed the planning and design of more than 25 million-square-feet of corporate, government, institutional and private development projects related to workplace environments and urban development. A national leader in sustainable design, SmithGroupJJR has 343 LEED professionals and 111 LEED certified projects.