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WILMINGTON, NC, March 05, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Lois W. Stern, creator of the 'Tales2Inspire' series of inspirational books, announced today that a portion of all proceeds from sales of the book series will be donated to the American Heart Association.
'Tales2Inspire' is a growing collection of anthologies of varied themes, with each book containing a compilation of stories filled with uplifting, inspiring messages compiled by author Lois W. Stern. Stern has authored some of these stories herself, but many more of them come from winners of her annual 'Tales2Inspire' contest.
Donating to organizations such as the American Heart Association is commendable. Stern however has a very specific reason for choosing The American Heart Association.
"With little warning, the bombshell hit," she recalled. "My husband needed open heart surgery: quadruple bypass surgery, aortic valve replacement and ablation. He soldiered through, only to learn that X-rays showed a blood clot on his lung. He needed another surgery 24 hours later. - the surgery that nearly did him in. He actually flatlined on the gurney as they were preparing to return him to recovery. My sons and I were called together to listen to the worst possible news: it didn't look like he was going to make it. I was in total shock, shouting at the attending physician, 'This second surgery was supposed to be simple-through-the-ribs surgery, and it killed him.' I heard code blue signals in the distant background. Little did I know that they had called together four of the most eminent surgeons from this large teaching hospital, who miraculously brought him back to life. Six years later, he is alive and well and full of energy. That is why I am contributing twenty percent of my Tales2Inspire book sale proceeds to two charities dear to my heart, The American Heart Association is one of them."
"We are constantly bombarded with news of the three Ds: disasters, disease and death. A bit of positive energy during these often cold and unsympathetic times can go a long way to lighten and strengthen our spirits," said Stern. "And because each story in the 'Tales2Inspire' collection is true, these books deliver exactly what they promise: inspiring stories to warm our hearts, lift our spirits and give us hope."
Lois W. Stern has discovered that inspiring stories can be found everywhere. She continually seeks submissions by talented writers, but also keeps alert to news of unsung heroes whose fascinating stories find their way into one of her books. Each of the inspirational stories, including those submitted by Stern herself, is judged anonymously by a peer group to determine eligibility for publication. There are no fees to submit for consideration, and winning authors receive many no-charge platform-building opportunities.
The benefits of being a contributing author to 'Tales2Inspire' include, but are not limited to:
* Author's story published in a respected book collection
* Author's headshot photo and mini-biography published inside the book
* Name listed on Amazon.com as a contributing author
* Story featured and promoted as the inspiring story of the week on the Tales2Inspire website.
* Story highlighted with an introductory video trailer on our YouTube Winning Tales Channel
* Story featured on the Tales2Inspire Facebook page, selected LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and other social media groups
* Story featured in the Inspiring Stories monthly newsletter, distributed to hundreds of subscribers, on a rotating basis throughout the years.
* Opportunities for free and low cost promotions on the Tales2Inspire Spotlight page, the YouTube Winning Tales Channel, media releases, personal bookmarks to match author's story, and much more.
* Discounted prices for bulk orders of ten or more books, mix or match titles.
Full details about Stern's annual contests, the books in the 'Tales2Inspire' series, and the authors and their stories are available on the 'Tales2Inspire' website.
Lois W. Stern is available for interviews and presentations. A sought after speaker, she holds her audiences in rapt attention with multi-media presentations of her winning stories and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected].
Although the books in the series are available at Amazon and other online retailers, readers need to place their orders at the website to have 20% of the proceeds from the sales of the books donated to their choice of charity: either the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. More information is available at the site at http://www.tales2inspire.com.
After twenty years as an active educator, Lois W. Stern continued to pursue her love for writing, and soon became co-editor of the then popular Long Island web-zine, LI EYE. As she created and authored the column 'Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives', she solidified her special niche as an investigative journalist. She has put those same talents to work in creating the 'Tales2Inspire '"Authors Helping Authors" project/contest and working to encourage and nurture the skills of each of her participating authors. Since she initiated this project in 2012, Lois has published five Tales2Inspire books: 'The Emerald Collection' ("Beyond Coincidence" stories), 'The Topaz Collection' (Stories of "Awakenings & Aha Moments") 'The Sapphire Collection' (Stories that "Echo in the Mind") the 'Ruby Collection' ("Gifts of Compassion" Stories) and her newest book, 'Tales2Inspire - The Crystal Collection' (Stories that Tickle the Funny Bone), reminding us that humor is also a great anecdote for uplifting one's mood and replenishing the soul.
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