Monday, April 29, 2019

Featuring Book Blast Tour - Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr.

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

When a homeless war veteran is beaten to death by the police, stormy protests ensue, engulfing a small New Jersey town. Soon after, three cops are gunned down.

A multi-state manhunt is underway for a cop killer on the loose. And Dr. Tessa Thorpe, a veteran's counselor, is caught up in the chase.

Donald Darfield, an African-American Iraqi war vet, war-time buddy of the beaten man, and one of Tessa's patients, is holed up in a mountain cabin. Tessa, acting on instinct, sets off to find him, but the swarm of law enforcement officers gets there first, leading to Darfield's dramatic capture.

Now, the only people separating him from the lethal needle of state justice are Tessa and ageing blind lawyer, Nathaniel Bodine. 
Can they untangle the web tightening around Darfield in time, when the press and the justice system are baying for revenge?

Read an Excerpt

In memory of Kelly Thomas, who was beaten to death by members of the Fullerton Police Department on July 5, 2011.

Bruntfield, New Jersey, just another banal town in a part of the country that nobody thinks about, was about to become famous; or rather, more aptly put, infamous. People sauntered past lackluster shops unaware that in a few days, the lackadaisical streets would bear the rabid frustrations that divided the nation; a pus-like bitterness that was held in check by the demands of everyday survival and the distractions offered by obsessive consumerism and brazen media.

Some would inevitably blame the cascade of events on the weather, since the origins could be found on a hot summer day in 2006. Sure, just about all summer days are hot, but this one was close to the record, and humid to boot. By the end of July, the Northeast coast was suffering under a sweltering heat wave. Despite the humidity, no one could remember the last time it had rained. A hundred-year drought was predicted, they’d said.

Bruntfield, among the many places under this curse, had its water supply so severely depressed that the city authorities were forced to impose water rationing. As if that wasn’t enough, the excessive load on air conditioners led to incessant brownouts. With the weather nothing less than insufferable, suffocating, oppressive, even provoking, tempers flared along with the temperature. But the local situation, as bad as it was, was about to get worse.

About the Author

N. Lombardi Jr, the N for Nicholas, has spent over half his life in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, working as a groundwater geologist. Nick can speak five languages: Swahili, Thai, Lao, Chinese, and Khmer (Cambodian).

In 1997, while visiting Lao People's Democratic Republic, he witnessed the remnants of a secret war that had been waged for nine years, among which were children wounded from leftover cluster bombs. Driven by what he saw, he worked on The Plain of Jars for the next eight years.

Nick maintains a website with content that spans most aspects of the novel: The Secret War, Laotian culture, Buddhism etc.:

His second novel, Journey Towards a Falling Sun, is set in the wild frontier of northern Kenya. His latest novel, Justice Gone, was inspired by the fatal beating of a homeless man by police.

Nick now lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Visit his Goodreads Page

Buy links:

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Announcing Trinidad+Tobago 2019 Carifesta Edition

The Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with CARIFESTA XIV to hold the Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival 2019 Carifesta Edition.

The annual Trinidad+Tobago Film, now in its fourteenth year, has become a mainstay of Trinidad and Tobago's cultural calendar and is well-established as the premiere film festival of the English-speaking Caribbean. This year's iteration of the festival,
Trinidad+Tobago Film will be held in August – rather than September – to coincide with the largest regional celebration of culture in all its forms, CARIFESTA XIV. The film festival will run from 17–23 August, with free screenings at NAPA, APA, SAPA, Naparima Bowl and Shaw Park Cultural Complex.

Festival Director, Dr. Bruce Paddington, notes, "CARIFESTA is a time when the whole country is alive with culture and creativity – visitors come from all over the region and internationally too. The
Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival is very excited to be able to partner with CARIFESTA XIV to bring the best Caribbean films into this important celebration of regional culture."

Monday, April 15, 2019

Call For Submissions to Trinidad+Tobago 2019 Carifesta Edition

The call for submissions is now open for filmmakers wishing to have their films screened at the fourteenth edition of the Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival, 2019 Carifesta Edition. The Festival takes place from 17–23 August 2019.

The festival will include new shorts, and features, narrative films and documentaries from around the region and its Diaspora – which explore the
Caribbean experience; the festival will also include classic films. 
The Festival, therefore, accepts submissions from Caribbean filmmakers whether based in the region or the Diaspora, and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its Diaspora.

Submissions must have been produced after
01 January 2017. All submissions must be made via email to
The deadline for all submissions is 29 April 2019.

Monday, April 08, 2019

An Interview with Perceptual Plazz - Writer, Author, and Poet

Perceptual Plazz
Perceptual Plazz was born to write, to put unbelievable life experiences into words that touch the hearts of those who read them. She has been writing all her life, whether it was to accept reality or cope with it. After battling for her life three times, she came back stronger than ever before and made a promise to herself to never stop writing. Perceptual Plazz came up with her pen name when she realized the power behind life’s experiences and perceptions and how they can alter the way we live life. Now she carries this methodology into her poetry, articles, and books. She is the author, poet, and columnist growing by the day. Find her work in newspapers, academic journals, and magazines. Professionally, she has won awards for excellence in her writing. To learn more about the growing writer you can read her story in her latest release Perseverance Is My Power (available on Amazon). It’s a non-fiction inspirational memoir where she explains her encounters with death and how she overcame them. In the meantime, find her posting daily on her social media profiles and Blog.


What are some of the most valuable lessons you have learned from writing? I have learned a variety of things from writing. But the most important things fall between the lines of patience, persistence, and faith. I am one of the most impatient people you’ll meet but something about writing makes me a more patient person and I’ve learned to stay dedicated even when I have other things going on in my life. Lastly, I learned to believe in my work because if I don’t nobody will!

Please tell our readers something about yourself. I am from Arizona. I was raised by a single mother and I have one younger brother. I was the one who gave my mother the headaches. My brother is the saint! **laughs**

Who or what inspired you to become an author? Honestly, I never really thought about becoming an author. I’ve always written poetry and articles, but it wasn’t until my last near-death experience that I thought about writing a book. The idea was the only thing that kept me sane through all of it. I never had anyone in my ear telling me to write this book, deep down I just felt I had to.

Could you please give us a blurb about your present or upcoming book? Perseverance Is My Power, my first book, is a true story about overcoming death three times and other hardships in my life. My father neglected me and I searched for love and purpose. I did find it after all but you’ll have to read it to find out how! I will tell you just a little about my next book. I always tie in my three P’s: Perseverance, Perception, and Power. This next book, I am going to incorporate them but in a way that my generation of women (millennials) can understand. Sometimes it’s better to get advice or relate to someone the same age as you. The advice can be interpreted a different way.

How can our readers get in touch with you? Oh! Several ways. I am all about communication. You can add me on my social media profiles, comment on posts, directly message me, or you can email me. If none of those work for you, follow my blog and post your comments there. Either way, I will respond and I love when my readers talk to me!

What advice would you give someone who is thinking about writing a book? How long can a reply be? **laughs** Gosh, where do I begin? Well, first of all, do your research. I don’t mean just going on Google and typing in “How do I publish a book?” I mean researching as in networking with fellow writers and authors. While Google is amazing and is resourceful for various things in the publishing process, it can’t offer you authentic personal relationships or connections with actual authors. Find one you can relate to or in your genre, ask them if you can have their advice and ask them questions while you’re on your way. You’d be surprised how much feedback you’ll get and how sweet they are! Hint: You can always reach out to me. Next, set a budget. Get the numbers straight and all your ducks in a row when it comes to finances. Leave some cushion for extra expenses that may pop-up because you don’t want to hold up your process because you ran out of funding.


Ms. Perceptual Plazz, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit our Blog and to connect with our visitors. You have offered a lot of food for thought when it comes to writing and dealing with everyday challenges. I know our visitors will find great value from this interview. We are One World Singles Blog wish you every success in your endeavors.

Monday, April 01, 2019

Featuring Your Business or Service on One World Singles Blog

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