Blog tour: ‘The Caregiver’s Journey’

Todd F. Cope and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “The Caregiver’s Journey” blog tour, which will run from August 3-15, 2015.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

Find peace, and even joy, in the journey to a loved one’s final days. This reassuring book will help you cope with all of the decisions, challenges, and emotions that come with a terminal diagnosis or old age. Learn how to bring your family together, how to minimize and alleviate pain, and how to care for yourself so you can provide better care for those you love.

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About the author:

Todd F. Cope has been a registered nurse for more than twenty years, and while he has worked in a variety of settings, the majority of his career has involved caring for the elderly. He often speaks to nursing students and faculty on a variety of eldercare subjects, and his professional qualifications include four years of service as Director of Medicare Home Health, and as a supervisor of nursing at Courtyard at Jamestown, Utah’s largest assisted living facility. His experience also includes end-of-life care for both of his own parents. In his spare time, he enjoys running, gardening and spending time with his family.

Cope is the author of four published novels, including The Shift, a work that inspired the CBS television movie The Last Dance, starring Maureen O’Hara.

“The Caregiver’s Journey” blog tour schedule:

August 3:
August 4:
August 5: Robyn Echols Books
August 6: End of Life Stories
August 7:
August 8:
August 9: The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
August 10:
August 11: BYU Nursing
August 12: storyweaver 
August 13:
August 14: The Phantom Paragrapher
August 15: Taffy’s Writings

Blog tour: ‘A Splash of Kindness’

Blog tour: ‘A Splash of Kindness’

John Starley Allen and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “A Splash of Kindness” blog tour, which will run from July 6-19, 2015.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

Great things begin with the smallest acts of goodness. These incredible, true stories began with a simple thought or action from another and became so much more. Be inspired by dedicated teachers, encouraging friends, and random acts of kindness. You don’t need a high-powered title to make a profound impact. This book is guaranteed to remind you how your own compassion, courage, and character can change the world!

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About the author:

John Starley Allen is the author of the holiday classic, “Christmas Gifts, Christmas Voices.” Besides writing inspirational books and stories, he is also a gold record award-winning songwriter. He has performed his music at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Café and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He has lived in Sweden, Nashville, and Moab, Utah. He currently resides in Holladay, Utah. He and his wife, JoAnn, are the parents of four beautiful daughters.

“A Splash of Kindness” blog tour schedule:

July 6: Reidhead Random-ness
July 7: ☼ A Place In The Spotlight ☼ 
July 8:
July 9: Mel’s Shelves
July 10:
July 11: More Than Scribbles
July 12:
July 13:
July 14: Literary Time Out | Literary Wonders!
July 15: SolaFide Publishing 
July 16:
July 17: Themself
July 18: Ashley Frederickson
July 19: Readalot

Cedar Fort Publishing & Media joins others in encouraging Day of Digital Silence to honor survivors and victims of school violence

SPRINGVILLE, UT (May 15, 2015) — Cedar Fort Publishing & Media would like to join Deseret Book and Excel Entertainment in encouraging a Day of Digital Silence on May 16, 2015 to honor survivors and victims of school violence.

The day of digital silence is inspired by the 29th anniversary of the Cokeville Elementary School hostage crisis on May 16, 1986. On that day, two adults held 136 children and 18 adults hostage under the threat of a bomb. The bomb detonated accidentally killing the two adult perpetrators but sparing the lives of all the children and teachers. Cokeville MiracleSurvivor Jeromy Jamison said, “I know that this was not just crazy luck that we were saved that day. It was a modern day miracle! I believe there were angels sent that day to secure our safety so that this world could have a little more hope and see that there were many prayers answered that day.”

On the day of digital silence, all are encouraged to to turn off their smartphones, computers, tablets, and televisions to spend time with their family members and friends.

Cedar Fort Publishing & Media’s “The Cokeville Miracle” by Hartt and Judene Wixom, parents of one of the children in the school during the incident, is set for a special edition re-release next month. You can preorder it here.

Blog tour: ‘The Song of My Father’

Christine Hall and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “The Song of My Father” blog tour, which will run June 2015.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

Good will come from this. Chris had heard her father repeat those words countless times as a child. As she grew, her father’s faith and optimism inspired her through many difficult times. Despite losing her childhood home to a devastating fire and then later enduring years surgeries and convalescence, she learned to look for the good in everything. But then something so horrific happened, Chris was afraid her father’s song had stopped forever. This uplifting true story will inspire you to have hope, even on your darkest days.

“Good will come from this.” Chris had heard her father repeat those words countless times as a child. As she grew, her father’s faith and optimism inspired her through many difficult times. Despite losing her childhood home to a devastating fire and then later enduring years surgeries and convalescence, she learned to look for the good in everything. But then something so horrific happened, Chris was afraid her father’s song had stopped forever. This uplifting true story will inspire you to have hope, even on your darkest days.

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About the author:

Chris Hall maintains she is one of the most unlikely authors you will ever meet, as it was never in any of her life plans to write a book. Her writing experience began without forethought or intention on her part.

It started on a summer day, while she working in her flower beds. A thought came clearly into her mind—then another, and another. Ideas started coming to her so frequently that she finally decided to keep a yellow legal pad and pencil with her wherever she went so that she no longer had to resort to writing on the back of the receipts in her purse. No one could have been more amazed than she when she realized she was actually writing a book.

Her first book, Conversations with a Moonflower, was published in March 2011.

Chris is never happier than when she and her husband are surrounded by their eight children and spouses and their thirty-two grandchildren. She lives in Utah with her husband, Duane.

“The Song of My Father” blog tour schedule:
June 1: Laurie LC Lewis: A View From the Other Side of the Hill
June 2: Always Jacked
June 3: Busy Working Mama
June 4: DaDa Rocks | Amy Loves It!
June 5: Reidhead Random-ness
June 6: Hanging with Dad, hangingwithdad.com
June 7: A Generous Thought
June 9: I Love to Read and Review Books
June 10: Michele Ashman Bell • Wishful Endings

Great Mothers Day gift ideas

Mothers Day is coming up quick, and its time to show our appreciation to the women who brought us into the world and raised us. At Cedar Fort we love to celebrate all mothers’ eclectic interests and hobbies, and we offer you a short collection of books that are prefect gifts for this special holiday.

Below are some great ways to show your appreciation today.

 

“Keep It Real and Grab a Plunger: 25 Tips for Surviving Parenthood” by Julie K. Nelson

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Get the parenting results you want without stepping into the battle zone. Popular radio personality, university professor, author, and TV expert Julie K. Nelson combines her professional expertise with her personal experience as a mom of five in this book. Humorous, insightful, and authentic, this must-read will help you enforce rules without manipulation or coercion and addresses a wide variety of essential parenting topics.

About the author

As a popular blogger, a college professor, and a frequent parenting guest expert on TV, you might suspect Julie K. Nelson is immune to the realities of actual parenting. But in fact, she’s been there—through all the late nights, huge messes, and tough moments.Now she combines her expertise with her experience as a mom of five in this entertaining and pragmatic book. Learn how to overcome your natural manipulative, authoritarian tendencies and foster your child’s self-discipline, respect, and emotional maturity.

Humorous, insightful, and authentic, this book will get you through the sticky stuff with grace so you can enjoy those parenting moments that make it all worth it.

 


“Don’t put Lipstick on the Cat” by Kersten Campbell

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As a parent, sometimes you just have to laugh. The challenges of raising children can be daunting, so humor goes a long way towards smoothing out the rough times. Enjoy these funny, frank, and true stories from the front lines of parenthood. Don’t Put Lipstick on the Cat is a perfect gift for moms, dads, neighbors, and friends.

About the author

Kersten Campbell is the author of the humor book Confessions of a Completely (In)sane Mother and more than thirty-five magazine and newspaper articles that support families, children, and motherhood. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, eating choc- olate doughnuts, and playing the clarinet. She, her husband, five children, a cat, and a dog who is smarter than all of them live blissfully eating doughnuts in the state of Washington. (The dog steals most of the doughnuts.)

 

“The Song of My Father” by Christine T. Hall

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“Good will come from this.” That’s the phrase Chris’s father uttered over and over—almost like a song. As she grew, her father’s optimism inspired her through the tough times that followed almost losing her childhood home and then later enduring hospital stays and surgery. But then something so horrific happened, Chris was afraid her father’s song had stopped forever. This uplifting true story will remind you how to have hope, even on your darkest days.

About the author

Chris Hall maintains she is one of the most unlikely authors you will ever meet, as it was never in any of her life plans to write a book.  Her writing experience began without forethought or intention on her part.

It started on a summer day, while she working in her flower beds. A thought came clearly into her mind – then another, and another. Ideas started coming to her so frequently that she finally decided to keep a yellow legal pad and pencil with her wherever she went, so that she no longer had to resort to writing on the back of the receipts in her purse. No one could have been more amazed than she when she realized she was actually writing a book.

Her first book, Conversations with a Moonflower was published in March 2011.

Chris is never happier than when she and her husband are surrounded by their eight children and spouses and their 32 grandchildren. She lives in Utah with her husband, Duane.

 

“The Magical Slow Cooker” Sarah Olson

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Do you believe in magic? Well, your slow cooker does. From breakfast to dessert, these recipes are perfect for busy moms who want something that’s quick and wholesome—not to mention delicious! With prepare-ahead tips and time-saving tricks from this little book—and the swish and flick of a wand—you can experience the magic of your slow cooker every night of the week!

About the author

Sarah Olson is the creator of the blog The Magical Slow Cooker. She loves that a few simple ingredients can turn into magic while slow cooking. Sarah also works full-time as a mail carrier and resides in Springfield, Oregon, with her husband and young daughter.You can learn more about Sarah at www.themagicalslowcooker.com.

 

“Stack Happy: 70 Flipping Delicious Flapjack Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Dessert” by Karly Campbell

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If you think pancakes are only for breakfast, you’re in for a surprise! Popular blogger Karly Campbell shares her signature flapjack favorites, from cornmeal pancakes topped with guacamole to s’mores pancakes drizzled in chocolate sauce. With so many yummy choices, this cookbook is guaranteed to have you craving pancakes all the time!

About the author

Karly is a wife, mother, homeschooler, food blogger, and social media enthusiast. She married her high school sweet- heart and has been feeding his cookie addiction ever since.

Karly began cooking frozen pizzas for her young family, pro- gressed to boxed meals somewhere along the way, and finally discarded the boxes and found her groove in the kitchen. Since discovering her love of real homemade food, she has become an avid cook and baker. In late 2008, Karly started

the blog Buns in My Oven, and she turned it into a full-time venture mid-2012. When Karly isn’t homeschooling her kids or binge-watching television series, you’ll find her develop- ing recipes for her blog and many national brands.

Buns in My Oven has been featured on many popular web- sites and was named one of the Top 100 Mom Food Blogs by Disney’s Babble for 2013, as well as one of the top ten blogs by Huffington Post.

 

“Finger Foods: Elegant Treats and Bite-Sized Eats for Every Occasion” by Joyce Tanner Whiting

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Taste your way to deliciousness, one little bite at a time.  These scrumptious and sensational finger foods are the perfect way to impress your guests for parties, receptions, and more. Try the Coconut Butterflied Shrimp, Orange and Honey Meatballs, and Lemon Tassies.  Packed with recipes and tips from an expert caterer, this book is sure to make your next party a giant hit from the first little bite.

About the author

Joyce Tanner Whiting grew up on a small dairy farm in Meridian, Idaho, where she learned to milk cows and kill squash bugs. Her passions include food, flowers, and family, but not nec- essarily in that order. She holds a master’s degree in secondary education and technical writing from Brigham Young University. Her several careers include a twenty-year stint as a stay-at-home mom and ten years as a junior high English teacher and part-time English and technical writing faculty member at two local universities. She spent an additional twenty plus years editing and writing computer manuals and consulting contracts for Novell, Inc.

Now “retired,” she is the unpublished author of a short book of poetry and several children’s stories, including Grandma Don’t, Grannie Annie, and They Don’t Do Purple Unless You’re with Your Grandma.

She spends her time in community and church volunteer services, hosting friends-and-family recep- tions, reunions, and other events. She currently lives, gardens, cooks, and hugs grandkids in Springville, Utah.