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Have you lived through a disaster?

 Hi, I appreciate your assistance. I will be using your personal experiences for a book I am writing about surviving disasters (natural, man-made, technological, etc.) The only identification I am requesting is your FIRST name; any other ID offered will be kept in my personal file in case I need to contact you for more info and will be destroyed upon completion of the manuscript.

If you have lived through a disaster of any kind your responses will be extremely helpful to this project.

You can copy the questions with your responses into an email and send that to me at ChelleCordero@gmail.com ~or~ you can download the .doc (https://bylines333.com/?attachment_id=661), fill in the responses and attach it to an email mailed to ChelleCordero@gmail.com , whichever is easier for you.

Please put DISASTER in the subject line. Please respond as soon as possible.

Email is my preferred method to receive responses, however if you would like you can snail-mail the form to me at: By-Lines; POB 333; Tomkins Cove NY 10986.

  1. What region of the country/world do you live in and what type of disaster has occurred?
  2. Can you give a brief description of what your living conditions were before the disaster (ie: single family home, trailer, apartment complex)?
  3. What was the extent of damage and losses to your family and home?
  4. Did you have any warnings of the impending disaster? If so, what preparations did you make?
  5. What resources were available to you to assist you and your family after the disaster?
  6. Were you able to recover after the disaster and resume a “normal” life? How long did this recovery take?
  7. What were permanent losses that could not be recovered?
  8. What changes have you made to avoid or decrease your losses if future disasters occur?
  9. Based on your experience, what advice would you give to others to mitigate losses and safeguard their families?
  10. Any other comments?

The who, what and why of Kwanzaa

Celebration honors universal African heritage

another article by Chelle Cordero

Kwanzaa celebration

Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga, center, with his wife, Tiamoyo, to his left, celebrate Kwanzaa at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Kwanzaa is a celebration of ideology that is observed for seven days, from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. It honors universal African heritage and is a celebration of family, community and culture.  (read more…)

[as appeared in IDAHO MOUNTAIN EXPRESS Holiday Supplement,
pg S-6, 12/18/2013]

…another article by Chelle Cordero

Preparing vegetarian-friendly holiday meals

What are you going to cook for your favorite nephew who decided to go vegetarian? Don’t fret. There are delicious alternatives that the whole family, carnivores and herbivores alike, will enjoy. – See more at: http://thephoto-news.com/

Ratatouille

Photo courtesy of Marcus Guimaraes: Ratatouille is a colorful dish that blends well with a Christmas color scheme.

 

Karma is Here

August 22, 2013

Chelle Cordero’s latest novel, paranormal suspense Karma Visited, published by Vanilla Heart Publishing of Washington State, is available in pre-order, and tells the tale of a woman with a gift… a gift that allows her to visit those in need… while she sleeps. The political intrigue, her husband’s manipulative and downright treacherous behavior, and twisted relationships all work against her. Only one person, Undersheriff Dave Turner, is ‘there’ for her.

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Karma Visited e-book is available for pre-order through September 15, 2013 from KOBObooks.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Smashwords, and iTunes.Apple.com.

Author Charmaine Gordon gave this pre-release review: “Karma Visited captured me from the beginning and never let go. This tale of good, evil, and a miraculous gift between has a cast of characters you’ll never forget. Well done, Chelle Cordero!” Ms. Gordon is also signed with Vanilla Heart Publishing.

Cordero’s previous novels include the suspense/thriller EMS Action novels Final Sin and Hyphema. “Cordero’s extensive background and experience makes the novels intensely believable,” according to Kimberlee Williams, managing editor, of Vanilla Heart Publishing, “and now we are thrilled with her breakout novel, Karma Visited, and can see her meticulous research at work on this new novel.”

Chelle’s novels have earned many plaudits which include: Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009; Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival and a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.; Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website; A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby’s readers’ choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010; and Hostage Heart, Final Sin and A Chaunce of Riches had top ten finishes in the 2009 Preditors’ and Readers’ poll. Chelle was also featured in “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” published by The Author’s Show in 2010. Earlier this year Vanilla Heart Publishing published The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero featuring several short stories which attest to Chelle’s unique range of writing abilities.

For more information about Chelle Cordero, you can visit her online media room at http://chellecordero.com/media/

A video book trailer for Karma Visited is available at http://youtu.be/-XW9iG2r-Y0