The Soul Retrieval: A Novel by Ann W. Jarvie (Author)

Inspired by a true story, The Soul Retrieval is a suspenseful tale of love, loss and healing which follows traumatized southern beauty Henrietta Clayborn as she moves between her home in a small South Carolina town and the New Mexico Native American reservation whose spontaneous healings keep drawing her physician husband back. Tortured by her awful secrets, Henrietta struggles to thrive in either locale, but it is her unlikely friendship with Joe Loco–an eccentric Native American mystic with an Elvis fetish and a gift for healing–that shows her the way to be whole again.

Set in the late 1950s, The Soul Retrieval is richly woven with spiritual insights but also deadly secrets, forbidden healings, a murder mystery, stunning scenery and an unforgettable cast of characters.

A story of transcendent and inspiring power that is both entertaining and enlightening, readers will be cheering for the uptight woman from South Carolina to push through her fears of the forbidden as she searches for truth and healing, faces great obstacles on the frontier of self and ultimately becomes more than she ever thought possible.


Ann W. Jarvie has a B.A. in journalism and more than twenty-five years’ experience as an award-winning writer in advertising and public relations agencies, both in South Carolina and Chicago. She now lives near Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends part of her time as a freelance copywriter and the rest writing fiction.

The Soul Retrieval was inspired by Jarvie’s maternal grandmother’s fascinating life on Native American reservations, where she lived with her physician husband until his mysterious and untimely death.

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The Soul Retrieval by Ann W. Jarvie IS HERE, Book Trailer

Published on Mar 29, 2015

Plot Summary
Inspired by a true story, The Soul Retrieval is a suspenseful tale of love, loss and healing which follows traumatized southern beauty Henrietta Clayborn as she moves between her home in a small South Carolina town and the New Mexico Native American reservation whose spontaneous healings keep drawing her physician husband back. Tortured by her awful secrets, Henrietta struggles to thrive in either locale, but it is her unlikely friendship with Joe Loco––an eccentric Native American mystic with an Elvis fetish and a gift for healing––that shows her the way to be whole again.

Set in the late 1950s, The Soul Retrieval is richly woven with spiritual insights but also deadly secrets, forbidden healings, a murder mystery, stunning scenery and an unforgettable cast of characters.

A story of transcendent and inspiring power that is both entertaining and enlightening, readers will be cheering for the uptight woman from South Carolina to push through her fears of the forbidden as she searches for truth and healing, faces great obstacles on the frontier of self and ultimately becomes more than she ever thought possible.

In Search of the Light ~ Leonard Jacobson

In Search of the Light is Leonard’s first children’s book.

IN SEARCH OF THE LIGHT is a 1,500-word children’s picture book for ages 4 and up. The rhyming dialogue tells an enchanting story of animals in the meadow who experience a sudden eclipse of the sun. Not knowing what has happened, they believe that somehow the sun has lost its way, and they are concerned that it could mean the end of light.

Considering the situation to be most urgent, they form an expedition of four who journey to unknown places in search of the source of the light.

The first of three chapters introduces the four who journey in search of the light. Ned, the horse is the leader. Peter, the rabbit is his reluctant and somewhat fearful companion. They are joined by Bert, the brave little bumblebee and timid but very sweet Molly mouse.

Chapter Two takes them into a forest of darkness, which turns out to be the forest of fear. They encounter all sorts of frightening things, including witches and ghosts hiding in shadows. Just when things seem hopeless, the wind speaks to them offering advice to seek a guide who has his own inner light. Shortly afterwards, they encounter Frederick Firefly, who guides them to a land where nothing seems right.

Finally, in Chapter Three they walk down the “path of the opposites” and a bird with a very large beak offers guidance. They discover that when they are beyond all judgment, desire and fear, they discover that the source of the light is within them, and that it always has been.

The story opens children and adults to a magical and childlike world of innocence where a beautiful and simple message of truth is revealed. This uplifting, suspenseful adventure invites an independence of spirit, encouraging the return to love and oneness and strength within.

IN SEARCH OF THE LIGHT is beautifully illustrated by Italian illustrator, Fiammetta Dogi, who lives in Florence.

Leonard Jacobson
is deeply committed to helping others break through to the joyous experience of living in the NOW. He teaches how to become fundamentally present and how to arise in mastery of your mind and ego, so that you are no longer involuntarily pulled out of Presence. He has been teaching people how to be present for over 30 years. When you attend one of Leonard’s events, you will enter into the direct experience of the awakened state.

In Search of the Light – Chapter 1

This is a video of Leonard Jacobson narrating the first chapter of his children’s picture book, “In Search of the Light.”

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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Author)

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women

Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection.

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.

This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

Sue Monk Kidd’s first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, spent more than one hundred weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold nearly six million copies, and was chosen as the 2004 BookSense Paperback Book of the Year and Good Morning America’s “Read This!” Book Club pick. It was adapted into an award-winning movie in 2008. Her second novel, The Mermaid Chair, a #1 New York Times bestseller, won the 2005 Quill Book Award for Best General Fiction and was adapted into a television movie. Her novels have been published in more than thirty countries. She is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs and the recipient of many awards, including a Poets & Writers Award. She lives near Charleston, South Carolina.

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Sue Monk Kidd NEW Interview AWESOME

Conn Jackson interviews the amazing and inspiring Sue Monk Kidd. She is awesome.

Sue Monk Kidd Takes Readers’ Questions on The Invention of Wings – Super Soul Sunday – OWN

Oprah and Sue Monk Kidd sit down for an exclusive reader Q&A on Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection The Invention of Wings. Sue shares the motivations behind her characters’ actions, the challenges of writing in many different voices, her personal tricks for overcoming writer’s block and much more.

And God Said “Billy !” by Frank Schaeffer

From the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy For God… “And God Said ‘Billy!’ is laugh-out loud funny from page one. It’s downright insightful throughout and takes readers deep into the shallow psyche of a sincere Charismatic-Evangelical whose God fails him. That failure turns out, through a hilarious series of tragic-comic reversals, to be – let’s just say something close to miraculous.

New York Times best selling author of more than a dozen books Frank Schaeffer is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director and producer of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as “pretty terrible,” and a best selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. Frank is the author of “And God Said, ‘Billy!'” and many other books. Frank’s three semi-biographical novels about growing up in a fundamentalist mission: “Portofino,” “Zermatt” and “Saving Grandma” have a worldwide following and have been translated into nine languages.

Jane Smiley writing in the Washington Post (7/10/11) says this of Frank’s memoirs “Crazy For God” and “Sex, Mom and God”: “[Schaeffer’s] memoirs have a way of winning a reader’s friendship…Schaeffer is a good memoirist, smart and often laugh-out-loud funny…Frank seems to have been born irreverent, but his memoirs have a serious purpose, and that is to expose the insanity and the corruption of what has become a powerful and frightening force in American politics… Frank has been straightforward and entertaining in his campaign to right the political wrongs he regrets committing in the 1970s and ’80s…As someone who has made redemption his work, he has, in fact, shown amazing grace.”

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Crimes Against Humanity: A1h1w2 by Joyce a Kovelman

A pandemic begins on Antarctica, rapidly infecting all of Earth’s oceans and threatening the existence of planetary life. The U.S. Military creates a scientific team whose ‘mission impossible’ is to identify the pathogen and end the pandemic. When a violent crime spree starts to spiral out of control, a few courageous individuals decide to take a stand… will they do so in time? Crimes Against Humanity: A1H1W2 is filled with stories of love, romance, betrayal, and deception. It is a cautionary tale, beseeching humanity to stop desecrating our planetary home, so all earthly life will prevail.


Dr. Kovelman holds two Ph.Ds, one in Anatomy and one in Psychology. She has served for many years as an official ECOSOC Representative to the United Nations on behalf of the Institute of Global Education. A multi-faceted and widely traveled individual, Joyce is also a widow, mother, grandmother, psychologist, and scientist. Dr. Joyce A. Kovelman resides in Chatsworth, California.

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Summer’s Path ~ Scott Blum

The #1 best-selling e-book is now available as an expanded-edition hardcover. Now with two additional chapters, this first printed edition of Summer’s Path presents the remarkable story of Don Newport, an engineer who comes face-to-face with his personal destiny under extraordinary circumstances. After losing his job and his health insurance, Don learns that he has a terminal disease, with only a few months left to live. On his deathbed, he meets Robert, a brazen angel of death who promises to help him with a graceful exit. As Don prepares to say his last goodbyes to his loving wife, Robert attempts to change Don’s perspective about his mortality and proposes an exceptionally unique option.

Robert leads Don through an astounding meditation of life and death and reveals various healing and spiritual concepts, including walk-ins, embodiment, and soul destiny. On this magical journey of self-realization, Don discovers that it’s never too late to learn profound life lessons about ourselves and our loved ones.

Summer’s Path is the prequel to the best-selling book Waiting for Autumn.
Scott Blum is the best-selling author of Waiting for Autumn and the co-founder of the popular inspirational website DailyOm. He is also a successful multimedia artist who has collaborated with several popular authors, musicians, and visual artists and has produced many critically acclaimed works, including a series featuring ancient meditation music from around the world. Scott lives in the mountains of Ashland, Oregon, with Madisyn Taylor–his wife, business partner, and soul mate.

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Literature Book Review: Summers Path (Expanded Edition) by Scott Blum

Walk-In the Movie by Scott Blum

Published on Sep 19, 2013
Our guest is Scott Blum, a bestselling author and along with Madisyn Taylor, his wife, business partner, and soul mate, the co-founder of the popular inspirational website DailyOM (dailyom.com). He is also a successful multimedia artist who has collaborated with popular authors, musicians, and visual artists and has produced many critically acclaimed works, including his award-winning film, Walk-In, which he both wrote and directed. It was based on his book Summer’s Path, part of a trilogy with Winter Moon Rises and Waiting for Autumn.

One Great Year by Tamara Veitch, Rene DeFazio

An epic, thought-provoking tale of reincarnation, love, and the struggle of good against evil

As the world descends from a Golden Age into darkness and brutality, Marcus has been reincarnated an exhausting number of times. Selected to become an Emissary, it is his duty to protect the ancient secrets. His adventure is heightened because he secretly consumes a serum that allows him to have memory from one lifetime to the next. In doing so, he sets himself up for thousands of years of torment, loneliness, and searching.

Desperate to never forget his soulmate, Theron, and never sure if he was truly meant to be an Emissary, Marcus struggles through lifetimes to overcome his cruel and powerful nemesis, Helghul.

Fusing the adventure of Indiana Jones with the introspection and wisdom of Eckhart Tolle, One Great Year takes readers on an epic journey through history, following characters who are born and reborn as they struggle to triumph over evil.

What happens when two passionate writer-artists fall in love and decide to make an uncommon life together? The award-winning novel One Great Year and its forthcoming sequels are just a few of the awesome possibilities!

Born and raised in the Vancouver area, Rene DeFazio is an actor, screenwriter and producer with numerous film and television roles to his credit, as well as countless commercials and print ads. After spending many years backpacking and filming, Rene drew upon an abundance of unusual and exciting experiences to create One Great Year. His tireless research and firsthand knowledge of exotic locations, customs, sights and smells helped to bring this epic story to life.

Tamara Veitch is a writer, artist and mother. She also grew up in the Vancouver area, and attended Simon Fraser University to study English and psychology. Tamara worked as a special education assistant for the Vancouver School Board, and later opened her own mural painting business.

One Great Year took three painstaking years to complete. Within months of its independent release, One Great Year was optioned to become a Hollywood blockbuster film trilogy. Rene and Tamara have also partnered with Greenleaf Book Group for their literary debut and U.S. release, in October 2013.

The authors are currently writing the second and third books in the One Great Year series, filming a documentary, embarking on a book tour, and offering free seminars called POD Parties (Plain ol’ Discussion about monumental topics), where they discuss the ancient history, modern science, and inspirations layered throughout One Great Year.

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One Great Year – Trailer

Published on Jan 7, 2013

“One Great Year is Indiana Jones meets Eckhart Tolle!”
How does the warrior find the heart within him? Marcus is flush with anticipation, as he awaits the coming confrontation. His pulse beats a primal warning. Yet, even in this moment, the pain of being separated from his most beloved, burdens him. Through all the Ages, he searches for her, and his torment is relentless. A battle cry shatters the stillness, and evil feeds on the mounting fear. For Marcus’ Adversary, Helghul, the anticipation of the impending battle is empowering. The beast within the heart of him, feels what it truly means to be man. A lust for war and power rages within Helghul’s blood, consuming him. The hearts of the enemies thunder in unison, connecting them. They are the same. Death whispers in their ears, though they fear it not. Marcus and Helghul both seek the Emissary Theron, but for very different reasons. Who will find her? Their destinies are tied together as they wind their way through history. One Great Year is an epic story of power, lust and love. Does every choice matter? Is fate predetermined? Read it and find out!
One great love, one great adventure…One Great Year!

Sacred Geometry, Ancient Culture and The Golden Age. – Behind the Words of ONE GREAT YEAR

KICK ASS ACTION! ANCIENT MYSTERIES! A BOLD, UNFORGETTABLE TALE OF POWER, DEVOTION, LUST, AND THE TIMELESS BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL.

Gritty adventure and ancient wisdom collide in this thirteen thousand year saga of love and hate. As the world descends from a Golden Age into darkness and suffering, Marcus has been reincarnated an exhausting number of times. Selected to become an Emissary, it is his duty to protect the world’s most sacred, long-standing secrets.

When Marcus surreptitiously consumes a serum that allows him to retain his memory from one lifetime to the next, he inadvertently condemns himself to thousands of years of torment, loneliness and searching. Desperate to always remember his soul mate, Theron, and unsure as to whether or not he was ever truly meant to be an Emissary, Marcus’s struggles span lifetimes through ancient Bolivia, Greece, the Mongol Empire and Shambhala, ever remaining vigilantly alert to the danger of his cruel and powerful nemesis, Helghul.

AN EPIC, THOUGHT-PROVOKING TALE OF REINCARNATION, THE BRUTALITY OF HUMAN EXISTENCE, AND THE STRUGGLE FACING ALL OF HUMANITY.

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