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Buckland Mills Hosts Popular Children’s Author

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Award-winning children’s author Jessica Young spent an afternoon at Buckland Mills Elementary, sharing with students her writing process and the joys and challenges of writing for young readers. A teacher for 20 years, Young is experienced in connecting with children. Using her own books as examples, Young equated her writing process to story …

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The Origin Project Book Four being Released at Stonewall Jackson High School

The Origin Project began in 2013 with 60 ninth-graders at one school, and historically tells student stories of the Appalachian Region of Southwestern Virginia. For the first time ever, this project was expanded outside of Appalachia, to include a group of students at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas. The release of The Origin Project Book Four features written work …

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Freeze Time Media Announces the Release of “Angry Leadership”

Provided by Victor Angry The debut work from local writer Victor Angry hit online bookstores on March 28. Angry Leadership is a how-to book, focused on Victor’s seven guiding leadership principles. The book details how he successfully navigated a 23-year military career from an entry-level private to the highest enlisted rank of Sergeant Major and serving as the Command Sergeant Major …

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Ilka Chavez: Building Leaders, One Book at a Time

By Helena Tavares Kennedy “Ilka V. Chavez is a lover of people and life” is the first thing you might read on Ilka Chavez’s website. Some may know her most as an active supporter of education and for her service on the Manassas City School Board from 2012 to 2015, but her new book, “What Leaders Say and Do: How to Inspire Your Tribe,” is …

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April Happenings at the Manassas Museum

Provided by City of Manassas The Manassas Museum features not only history, but great experiential learning with seminars, talks, tours and more. Civil War Trust Park Day at Liberia; April 7; 9:00 a. m. – 12:00 Noon; free Be a part of a national effort to preserve and maintain battlefields and historic sites. A tour of Liberia is included for …

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“Her Real Man” Book Release

Provided by Natalina Reis Natalina Reis, author of the Jewel Chronicles and a resident of Prince William County, is set to release her newest story, Her Real Man, at the beginning of March with Hot Tree Publishing. Her Real Man is a sweet and spicy contemporary novella that takes the reader on a romantic journey between two perfectly imperfect characters …

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‘Simply Redeemed’ Motivates Women to Embrace their Purpose in God

Provided by Jessica C. Jemmott “Simply Redeemed: Titus 3:3–5,” by local author Jessica C. Jemmott  (published by WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan), is a devotional designed to encourage women to embrace their purpose in God with the understanding that they are loved and redeemed by the sacrifice of Christ. “Without any question, we have been transformed …

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Author Michael Hardy Sign Copies of His New Book

Provided by Savas Beatie LLC Author Michael Hardy will signing copies of his new book, General Lee’s Immortals: Branch- Lane Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865.  The event will take place at 1:00 p. m. on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at Prospero’s Books (9129 Center Street, Manassas). For more information visit prosperosbooksva.com. Two decades after the end of the …

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Local Author Awarded Finalist in 2017 Best Book Award

Provided by Celeste Johnson-Matheson Award-winning inspirational local author Celeste Johnson-Matheson’s powerful true-to-life novel Keep Me Near the Cross:  Judgement or Journey? was awarded Finalist in the 2017 Best Book Award in “Religion General” category sponsored by American Book Fest.  This year over 2,000 book entries from mainstream and independent publishers competed for the 2017 Best Book Award.  As a finalist, …

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“The Healthy Jewish Kitchen” by Paula Shoyer

Rebecca Barnes Publisher, Prince William Living For years my mother used her copy of “Jewish Cookery”  by Leah Leonard, which is considered a classic. I love it too but often wondered about Gluten-free and vegetarian lifestyles that are more mainstream today. How does todays kosher cook accommodate these needs? Paula Shoyer, THE kosher food expert, and best-selling author, has released …

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