Finding the Spirit of Christmas – It’s in Presence!
Here is the latest book from prolific author M. J. Scott, Finding the Spirit of Christmas, available through pre-order now on Amazon and to be published October 2, 2018! This little book is timeless in its discoveries of kindness and compassion in ordinary events of our days and opens the door to knowing the spirit of Christmas throughout the entire year. When you think about gifts for family, friends and associates, Finding the Spirit of Christmas is a considerate and easy-to-send gift that will be remembered well beyond this holiday season. It is available as an e-book on pre-order now and as a lovely print book October 2. Those who order the print book can choose to receive also the e-book for free. Exclusively on Amazon, Finding the Spirit of Christmas as a Kindle e-book may be viewed on any electronic device (including Nook, iPad and Android devices) by downloading the Kindle viewer application, free on Amazon.
Transported unexpectedly one brisk December day into the clouds with astonishing rapidity by two cloud-dog angels, M. J. Scott looked down on her Virginia home town and saw opportunity everywhere to find the spirit necessary to prepare for the arrival of the approaching Christmas. From above, ordinary life looked small but extraordinary in its potential to transform people. She promised the cloud angels that if released, she would find the partners to help her look for the spirit of Christmas in the hours, minutes and seconds of ordinary days remaining before the 25th. In Finding the Spirit of Christmas, she invites the reader to come with her on daily December discoveries of light, compassion and beauty to share through miniscule acts of kindness the simplest, yet greatest, gift: Presence. It is the gift that endures throughout the year.
Ordering and sending the book as a gift is simple. The e-book on pre-order is $4.99, and the print book to become available October 2 is $11.00. For more information, click this link to the Amazon page: Finding the Spirit of Christmas by M. J. Scott
Double Feature! M. J. Scott’s Tribute to Moms and Love!
In Double Feature! author M. J. Scott delivers two journals of advice, tribute and home-spun humor. First up is “Just Call Me Mom” which brings into intuitive focus what being a mother really means in our stressed and emotionally fragmented world. She follows that up in her hilarious account of life with a talking garment in “The Purple Bathrobe.”
“Just Call Me Mom” takes a generational look at the critical role that love plays in the relationships among children, mothers and grandmothers. Author Scott draws from her long career as an educator working with children and their parents and grandparents to capture unconditional love in her word canvas so that the reader can be reminded about the healing power of love.
For over thirty years, M. J. Scott has worn her beloved purple bathrobe, which has born witness to the countless dramas, achievements and social events of her successful lifetime. Once she had the thought, “If this robe could talk!”, she realized that her hilarious conversations with her uniquely talented bathrobe would serve to lighten life for her readers. And so “The Purple Bathrobe” was born! A wily and devoted observer of her life, the bathrobe likes to question her actions so that the author can confirm the wisdom of the daily choices she makes. The conversations are humorous and affectionate, and the reader also is likely to learn a thing or two from this veteran, frequently-worn garment!
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M. J. Scott, Daniel Wetta Co-Author Sport’s Alien Fantasy!
Sport has memories of multiple births. She remembers flights through space and vistas of vibrant silo cities in colorful, faraway lands. People she invents in imagination come alive. Her parents and educators think she’s crazy. Her 1986 road trip is disastrous, and Sport, the cheerful school teacher, is refused help again and again. People gossip that she ages too slowly. Her admirers have questions to which Sport has no answers. But a child savant helps her understand her origins and destiny in Sport’s Alien Fantasy!
Sport’s Alien Fantasy! Is Sport an alien or angel?
Sport’s Alien Fantasy was first written by M. J. Scott in rough draft form in 1986, shortly after the horrifying explosion of the Challenger spacecraft in which the astronauts on board perished, including beloved school teacher, Christa McAuliffe. Editor and publisher, Daniel Wetta, recognized the extraordinary story within the draft novel’s pages. Scott and Wetta then agreed to corroborate on a re-writing to submit to the Kindle Scout campaign. There, the novel garnered nearly a thousand nominations and spent time on the “Hot and Trending” list.
A good part of the story takes place in the 1980s, when today’s digital and international connectivity began to make its impact on man’s daily life on earth. The authors believe that the global connections and disconnections prevalent among human relationships today can be understood in the symbolism of the Challenger explosion. In the novel, Sport impels the reader to feel the sadness that fearful unwillingness to help others can inflict upon those in dire need, but she also thrills us with the joy of self-realization.
Sport finds a new beginning and a new ending. She lives to be, perhaps, the extra-terrestrial being who can teach us what we need to know to master living and loving one another on our stressed planet.
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Other Published Books by Author M. J. Scott
Daniel Wetta Publishing (https://danielwetta.com/books-by-daniel-wetta-publishing/) also proudly publishes other books by author M. J. Scott. An Excellence Award recipient from Women of Distinction Magazine online, M. J. Scott (USA) is the pen name of Marilyn J. Shafer-Asprey, who has authored Power Steering and Power Steering 2 through Daniel Wetta Publishing and Journey into Fulfillment and Time on the Turn by Xulon Press.
Your life is unlimited, and no one, including yourself, has the power to diminish your potential. That is a central theme by M. J. Scott in Power Steering 2, a sequel to the book that introduced seekers of highest destiny to trust in their intuitive senses. In Power Steering 2, the author continues the analogy of “power steering” as the intuitive force inside us that facilitates our journeys in life. In her compilation of narrative-poetic essays, M. J. Scott awakens us to notice coincidences and chance encounters and happenings and consider these as subtle messaging from God. She takes us along on her personal trip in life. Many of the essays describe incidents as they occur for her, and through them we discover beauty, kindness, peace, joy and pathways to higher calling. M. J. has lived a life of encouragement to others. She shows the reader that the power steering of intuition allows one to sense and feel the life of a total stranger. Your smallest encouragements to them may be life-changing. Power Steering 2 is an important continuing of the guidance in the first book to lives of more blessed destinies.
Using a car analogy, Power Steering compiles an insightful series of vignette-style articles that illuminate the power of intuitive feelings in our quest to find the roads leading to the illumination of purpose. In this book, Marilyn makes her readers wonder how their lives would be different if they truly trusted a higher power to guide them. What would it be like to tune into a force that works for the benefit and well-being of people in a universe so complex that one can easily feel that his or her significance does not even register?
The “power steering” of intuition makes our passage through life much less tiresome, she explains. Our learning to recognize it and trust it allows us to make the choices in life that most benefit others and ourselves. Through these collections of musings, meditations and anecdotes in both books, M. J. Scott rolls out the panorama of life’s enrichments when one lets intuition take the wheel.
Marilyn studied education at Manchester College, earning her BS in Education, followed by her MA in Mass Communications at Norfolk State University. She completed all but her dissertation in the doctoral program of Education Administration at California Coast University. A retired gifted students teacher who began her career working at Dr. Albert Schweitzer Elementary School in Anaheim, California and 20 years in education in the public school systems of two Virginia cities, Marilyn has also spent years with her own photography business and philanthropic work. In 2015 she became co-founder of The Writer’s Council, an organization serving to encourage aspiring writers to achieve their dreams to become published.
The Power Steering books are currently available in e-book form and print exclusively through Amazon. If you have an e-reader other than a Kindle (such as a Nook or Apple I-pad or only a PC, for example), you can download the Kindle viewer app for free from Amazon and read the Power Steering e-books on any device.
The author’s two previously published books are Journey Into Fulfillment and Time on the Turn by Xulon Press and available for sale online at Barnes and Noble and on Amazon. Click on the book cover photos below to go to the Barnes and Noble pages for these books. Or click here to go to the Author Central Page on Amazon to find these books and all others by author M. J. Scott, USA: Click Here for Amazon
Learn more about Marilyn and her Excellence Award in Women of Distinction Magazine! Click the photo below!