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Days before the 1968 Democratic Convention, Pepper arrives in Chicago to settle questionable medical claims for an elusive doctor. Her assignment also includes a background check on a life insurance beneficiary who admits to stabbing his wife. When a close friend is killed, and Pepper is hospitalized after an unprovoked attack, a homicide detective decides someone wants to put a stop to her investigations. READ MORE...
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More on Branding
By: Sharon E. Cathcart  Published: 7/27/2011  Category: Marketing

(Originally published in my blog, 7/6/11)

I've been listening to Stacia Pierce's "Get Relevant, Get Rich" workshop CDs for the past couple of days, learning new techniques for branding and business development.

One of the things she talks about is developing a brand statement, or "elevator speech," that gets across who you are and what clients can expect from you.

In a nutshell, the formula is something like this:

Who you are/what your product is + who your clients are + your claim (in other words, what clients get from your product or services) = brand statement.

So, here's what I've developed for myself:

Books by internationally published author Sharon E. Cathcart provide discerning readers of essays, fiction and non-fiction with a powerful, truthful literary experience.

I've been adding this branding statement to my various websites/resources today. The more I read it and write it, the more real it becomes for me.
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Author Sharon E. Cathcart ("In The Eye of The Beholder," "Les Pensees Dangereuses") presents a sampler of essays and short fiction. The collection features "Heart of Stone," a short story never previously published.

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Born of War ... Dedicated to Peace Unspecified

Developed as a souvenir for Sixth US Army's decommissioning in 1995, "Born of War ... Dedicated to Peace" details the unit's history from World War II until its flag was furled. Author Sharon E. Cathcart (writing under her previous by-line of Sharon E. Everett-Roles) and military historian Lt. Col. Edward J. Erickson composed the text; the layout was designed by Michael Murphy and historical photos researched by Sgt. Maj. Pat Maddox. Military history buffs are sure to be fascinated by this text.

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You Had to Be There: Three Years of Mayhem and Bad Decisions in the Portland Music Scene Autobiography

During her teenage years, author Sharon E. Cathcart dreamed of working in the music business. She lived that dream for seven years, beginning at age 18. Unfortunately, she learned that sometimes dreams turn quickly to nightmares.

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2010 Hindsight: A Year of Personal Growth, In Spite of Myself Autobiography

Author Sharon E. Cathcart started 2010 with two resolutions: take more exercise and learn French cookery. Instead, she found herself on a journey of personal growth as she rose to unanticipated challenges.

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Les Pensees Dangereuses Autobiography

Part autobiography and part inspiration, "Les Pensees Dangereuses" (French for "dangerous thoughts") is a series of essays on friendship, spirituality, education, bullying, animals, clinical depression and more. Author Sharon E. Cathcart ("In The Eye of The Beholder") shares her thoughts, including an unfinished autobiography, "Unmasking My Phantoms: My Dance With Madness," in this new book.

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Bestseller Bound Short Story Anthology, Vol. 1 Fiction - General

A collection of stories by a variety of authors.

Wish Upon A Star by Lainey Bancroft
Tears For Hesh by J. Michael Radcliffe
You Can Call Me Ari by Darcia Helle
Flames by Maria Savva
Minor Details by Jaleta Clegg
Ice Cream Man by Neil Schiller
No Eyes But Mine Shall See by Sharon E. Cathcart
The First Texas Twister by Magnolia Belle
Shadow Lantern by Gareth Lewis
Stained by Amy Saunders

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In The Eye of The Beholder: A Novel of the Phantom of the Opera Fiction - Historical

When French equestrian Claire Delacroix loses her fiance in a tragic accident, she comes to live at the Paris Opera during its 1890s heyday. Whilst working at the opera, she meets a mysterious, masked stranger: Erik. Is it possible that the two of them will heal the pain of each other's past?

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The Gift of Joy Fiction - Romance
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When Joy was a little girl that believed in wishes, she had one wish for Santa. It was a selfish wish that caused her to lose an important person in her life. Now all she wishes for is…THE GIFT OF REDEMPTION

Gabriel spent his childhood ignoring the lonely girl across the street, but could never keep her from his mind. After reuniting, she gives him the greatest gift. THE GIFT OF JOY

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No Way Out Fiction - Suspense / Thriller
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Abby Breuner fears the worst. Pregnant with her third child, and having problems at work, Abby is alarmed when her husband, Eric, vanishes without any warning. The police seem unable - or unwilling - to help. And what appeared to be a close-enough-to-perfect life gets permanently turned upside down when she finds an ominous book and a large amount of cash stowed in a forgotten corner of her closet.

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An Ironic Flash of Life (Flash Collection) Fiction - General
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A collection of nine flash stories about the sacred and profane in an ironic kind of way, featuring two previously published and seven original flash stories.

"The Forgotten Sinner" — An old man stands at the pearly gates of Heaven, explaining to Peter why he never got right with God.

"Uncle Fred's Wild Splash Hit" — Uncle Fred ends up in a world of hurt when the baseball he batted lands somewhere else than the neighbor's swimming pool.

"Blind Faith" — Two roommates discuss the spiritual significance of having the patio blinds closed on a hot day.

"The Old Frenchman" —An American Army private suspects the old Frenchman is stealing something but doesn't know what from the makeshift military camp behind the front lines in World War II.

"Jesus Saves You Money" — A phone call to Jesus is answered by the guy who fixes broken toilets.

"Pure Indulgence" — Caught cheating with a pint of double fudge ice cream by his wife, a husband considers the marital consequences.

"An Old Man's Confession" — An old priest wakes up in his booth to listen to the astounding confession of a Christian impostor who fooled the leadership of an evangelical church.

"Bubbles & Stickers" — Two men challenge each other to a dancing duel over their pet peeves: popping bubble wrap and stickers on the floor.

"Walking Home" — A fearful woman is almost run over by a man who looks like Mr. Magoo from the old cartoon TV show.

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Affairs of the Heart: Desert Heat and Cabin Fever (Collector's Edition) Fiction - Romance
View Kristie Leigh Maguire's bio page

Desert Heat and Cabin Fever together under one cover in a collector's edition. From the blistering sands of California's Mojave Desert to the glittering neon lights of Las Vegas, Marcie Treyhorne sweeps you away into a world of sex and passion in Desert Heat. Marcie's adventures continue in the mountains of northern Nevada in Cabin Fever. Enter Marcie's world...if you dare!

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Winnetou III - Winnetou Trilogy Volume Three Fiction - Historical
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This is the third volume of the most famous books ever written in Europe - the Winnetou trilogy. Best-selling since 1893. Old Shatterhand meets Sans-Ear and they team up to save a train from being derailed and robbed by the treacherous Comanche. When they meet Winnetou unexpectedly, they continue their pursuit of the villains into the Sacramento Valley and the famous goldfields of California, but the ‘deadly dust’ demands a sacrifice. While undertaking a journey into the Rocky Mountains, Old Shatterhand makes the acquaintance of an undercover policeman, Fat Walker. Their trip is cut short when they come upon the burnt-out wreck of another train. Winnetou, Old Shatterhand and their new friend trap the railtroublers, and then embark upon a mercy dash to save what can be saved of Helldorf settlement. However, they are too late—when Winnetou and Old Shatterhand descend into the crater on Hancock Mountain to free the captive settlers, disaster strikes. Then, Old Shatterhand returns to Nugget-tsil...

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Steal Away Fiction - Crime, Mystery
View Linda Hall's bio page

Steal Away is book one of the Teri Blake-Addison private investigator series. Teri's specialty is finding people. But Teri often finds a lot more than her clients want! In Steal Away Teri is hired by a well know evangelist to find out what really happened to his wife. Five years previously she was in a sailboat accident with two friends. Their bodies were found. Hers wasn't. The minister wants to get married again yet is troubled by "ghosts of the past" and he wants to put to rest once and for all what happened to his wife

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Mitchls Household Coloring eBook Children / Young Readers
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Mitchls Household Coloring Adobe PDF eBook features twenty full page grayscale photos of actual household items for coloring and twenty full color photos of the grayscale photos. Print grayscale portait photo on letter size paper and enjoy coloring. Refer to full color photo for color guidance. Photos may be placed in a 5 inch X 7 inch frame and hung on a wall. Enjoy. Requires 33.6 MB of space.

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ROCK CHARISMA Fiction - Romance
View Joan P. Cooley's bio page

A ruthless rock star with a secret meets his match, when a beautiful blonde reporter is assigned to interview him.

A sexy, fast-paced rock n’ roll fantasy…

Janet Reed…the L.A. Times’ top-notch investigative reporter.

Dale Rhodes…the biggest rock star in the world.

He hated reporters. And he harbored a terrifying secret.

She despised rock n’ roll. But, she smelled a story. And her nose was never wrong.

It was a match made in hell! Sparks fly when the couple collides in a backstage hallway…

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And in the Morning Fiction - Historical
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Jim Hay, 16, is caught up in the patriotic fervor sweeping across Scotland as the British troops prepare to enter World War I. After his father leaves for France, the teen avidly follows the war news in the local papers and includes headlines and anecdotal clips throughout this diary. His father is killed in action and 10 days later his mother dies from shock and grief. Within weeks, Jim has signed up and is soon in the trenches. His diary entries and letters home to his girlfriend reflect his growing awareness of the horrors of war. Recalling his desire for a German helmet to keep as a souvenir, he somberly notes in his journal, "I think I even wanted one with a bullet-hole in it. It all seems so macabre now. Helmets are not toys-they save lives here." During an offensive attack against the Germans, Jim receives a serious head injury, and, disoriented, wanders away from his unit. He is court-martialed for desertion and executed by firing squad on July 10, 1916. Wilson brilliantly captures the thoughts, feelings, and na‹vet‚ of a young man caught up in a conflict he does not fully understand and is ill prepared to face. The format effectively draws readers into the narrative, and characterization is solid throughout. Historical anecdotes lend even more somber realism to the story. Jim's growth as a human being, his increasing self-awareness, and, especially, his shocking fate are not soon forgotten. A compelling, fascinating, and ultimately disturbing book that is not to be missed.
Robert Gray, East Central Regional Library, Cambridge, MN

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Searching For Hercules Fan Fiction
View Ben Campbell's bio page

This is prequel part 3 to my novel Dubrovnik. Searching for Hercules, the drug, the man, the myth. Alexander Crown and Ivan Andric were summoned back to Athens to apprehend Hercules. They were uncertain whether Hercules was a man, a legend or cocaine. ebook short fiction edition $0.99

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Light Farm Works Humor
View Beth LaBuff's bio page

This collection of light verse, written by Iowa native Beth LaBuff, will delight anyone who has lived on, visited, or even seen a picture of a farm. You'll laugh as you read about a corn crib that was repurposed by fowl society in "Barred Plymouth Rock Band," and learn what made a catfish sweat in "Catfish on a Hot Tin Roof." Perfect for family reading, each poem gives a nod to a Bible phrase or event.

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View Mariah Rice's bio page

'Conversations With a Patchwork Heart' is a collection of poetry that will appeal to a wide group of people. Written between the ages of 12 and 20, the poems cover everything from puppy love to the real deal, as well as the less appealing parts of growing up, such as loss of a loved one, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Because of some of the darker themes, parental discretion is advised.

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Full Wolf Moon: Book I in the Full Wolf Moon Trilogy Fiction - Suspense / Thriller
View klnappier's bio page

A rousing, thought provoking thriller in werewolf's clothing. In the wake of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, no one believes a greater evil than forced evacuation stalks the captives of Tulenar Internment Camp. Certainly not Capt. Max Pierce or politico Doris Tebbe. Only Navajo healer David Alma Curar recognizes the truth behind the terror. But he has his own reasons for keeping the beast’s human host-the Chosen One-alive.

"Ms. Nappier knows how to drive her readers to the edge of a cliff"~Margaret Marr,

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End of an Era Fiction - SciFi
View Sami Salkosuo's bio page

Long ago, the Hwzeenn Empire, the oldest civilization in the Milky Way, is going into battle against an enemy known as the Strangers. They expect an easy victory, but the Hwzeenn do not know the enemy. And those who do know better have decided not to warn the Hwzeenn; a decision that will have grave consequences for the Hwzeenn Empire. This story is set in the Strangers' Universe.

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