East Coast Author Tim DeMarco Launches Debut Novel,”Release Me”

 Equally funny and foul, heartwarming and heartbreaking, “Release Me” is a coming-of-age story about a young man who understands that home is where the heart is, but is stuck pondering the question, “Where is my heart?”

22-year-old Jacob Constantine has everything he needs—an Ivy League education, a wealthy family, and the lucrative offer to take over his father’s real estate empire. The only problem is he doesn’t know what he wants, other than his ex-girlfriend Deirdre back. When she attempts to rekindle their relationship one week before his departure to Germany—where he accepted a one-year job to put off the inevitable career with his father—the presence of the past begins to overshadow his temporary escape from the future.

About Tim DeMarco
Tim DeMarco is a teacher, translator, writer, and wannabe musician. Release Me is his first novel. He currently lives at the Jersey Shore, where—despite having such a big mouth—he constantly bites off more than he can chew.

About Unsolicited Press
Unsolicited Press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors. Unsolicited Press is based out of Portland, Oregon and focuses on the works of the unsung and underrepresented. As a womxn-owned, all-volunteer small publisher that doesn’t worry about profits as much as championing exceptional literature, we have the privilege of partnering with authors skirting the fringes of the lit world. We’ve worked with emerging and award-winning authors such as Shann Ray, Amy Shimshon-Santo, Brook Bhagat, Kris Amos, and John W. Bateman. Find us on twitter and Instagram, @unsolicitedp.

“Release Me” is available on May 9, 2023, as a paperback (978-1-956692-69-3) and e-book (all major retailers). Retailers, schools, and libraries can order copies through Ingram. The author is open to speaking with the media, holding readings, and engaging in other author opportunities.

Unsolicited Press
S.R. Stewart



  • Books

My Life with Will at North Coast Repertory Theatre

 In a breezy and nostalgic stroll down memory lane, North Coast Rep favorite, James Sutorius, chronicles his lifelong love affair with the Bard of Avon. Return to a time 50 years ago when Liz and Dick rocked, and Christopher Plummer ruled the stage. In an acting career highlighted by roles on television and film, Sutorius always returns to Shakespeare for sustenance. So he will again, in the delightful My Life with Will.

My Life with Will will run May 1 and 2, 2023 at 7:30pm. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets are $39 with discounts for students, military, and educators. Call 858-481-1055, or visit our website to purchase tickets.

North Coast Repertory Theatre
Nancy Richards
(858) 481-1055



  • Performing Arts

Coast Package Material Launches Innovative Sustainable Packaging Solutions

 Coast Package Material Co., Ltd. is joining the packaging industry with its innovative and sustainable packaging solutions. They are offering quite a fine range of pouches for multiple uses in domestic and industrial sectors. According to Coast Package Material, they want to serve multiple industries with safe and sustainable pouches. Since these pouches are demanded far and wide, they aim to address all the needs of different markets. Also, they have targeted areas like the environment and user safety. Likewise, they are offering different types of materials as per the demands of buyers. Moreover, they are introducing these packaging solutions to global buyers. That shows their intent to cover worldwide buyers.

There are a number of varieties to meet different goods and needs. From standup pouches to tote bags, they have different types of packaging options. To illustrate, there are block bottom pouches, gusseted pouches, flat pouches, spout bags, tote bags, etc. In the world of food and beverages, these kinds of bags are widely preferred. Some of the packaging bags provide children’s safety. The reason is the inclusion of child-safety caps in some pouches. This will prevent children from any accidental situation. Also, there are various sizes in the production, which is a part of customization. This customization helps users to adjust their goods in these bags. Further details about these packaging materials were shared in it. This packaging is available in both materials’ options. Buyers can choose eco-friendly as well as non-eco-friendly materials for their orders. These bags are made from green materials, which is plant-based material. Likewise, these bags are available in biodegradable, compostable, and recycled material for environmental-friendly manufacturing. As a result, the leftover waste decomposes in the environment without any threat to it.

Besides, there are multiple materials in the production like PET, nylon, PE, aluminum, LLDPE, kraft, etc. Each material has a specific niche, which can make the packaging of goods safer. These are non-eco-friendly materials, which can provide fine support to packagers. From food to non-edible goods, everything can be packed in these pouches. With the help of food-grade material, there is a high assurance of food and health safety of users. Even frozen food can be stored in these pouches as per the information of Coast Package Material shared earlier. Not only are different sizes being offered in these pouches, but also additional features are also in them. Features like zippers in these pouches can help users unpack and pack effortlessly. This user-friendly approach will enable users to carry any kind of goods they want. Also, the matte and glossy surface in the pouches adds beauty for a better appearance. Users can carry dry, liquid, gel, and any kind of material in these pouches. Since aluminum and other composites are used in these pouches, users can use them for multiple applications.

These bags can be used for goods like peanuts, popcorn, chocolates, french fries, coffee beans, seeds, ketchup, sauces, juices, etc. They will enable the food industry to serve their customers with better and safer pouches. In detail, lentils, vegetables, and fruits can be carried in them. Also, candies can be packed in them for larger distribution. The chocolate industry can distribute different sizes of delights in mini and large pouches. Since there is a huge market out there, many food businesses rely on plastic and paper pouches. Coast Package Material Co., Ltd. is willing to serve an entire market to meet with different sizes, colors, materials, and features. Food protection from bacteria and airborne particles is also a crucial factor. In these pouches, there is fine protection against these environmental particles. This will help the food remain safe from harmful elements in the atmosphere. Also, these pouches have high resistance to moderate and rough temperatures. This makes users get the unchanged quality of goods inside the pouches. Dryness and moisture can be maintained inside these pouches with better seals.

They also said that Coast Package Material Co., Ltd. complies with international certifications and standards for product and user safety. This helps them to meet the minimum requirements of packaging. They target better protection and safety of goods by using multilayers for resistance against punctures and mild damages. This makes their packaging works for every kind of product out there. From gel to liquid, packagers need sustainable pouches. This includes anti-leakage and pressure-resistant features in these pouches. By having these benefits, packagers can fill various kinds of drinks and pastes in these pouches. Some of the features are general and some are special in these pouches. The R&D team carries out deep research for more innovation in packaging solutions.

Those who want to make purchases of Coast Package Material’s pouches, need to order in bulk. The only way to place the order is to buy pouches in bulk. It is because they are a wholesale supplier of pouches. However, by purchasing in bulk, buyers can avail of discounted prices. For this purpose, Coast Package Material manufacturers in large quantities. It helps them fulfill mega orders from various buyers at a time. With this mode of business, they can fulfill large orders with higher consistency in quality. Also, if buyers can not afford the minimum order quantity, they can ask for a lower order size. This will allow them to buy at wholesale rates. This price factor makes them affordable for almost every buyer around the globe.

Coast Package Material Co., Ltd
Leo Wang
+86 18158186165



  • Packaged Foods

From Range to Coast, Roam Burger Looks to the Ocean to Inspire a New Plant-Based Menu Item

 With five Bay Area locations, Roam is well-known for its sustainably-sourced ingredients including pasture-raised meats and local produce. Its house-made organic veggie burger, made with beets, quinoa, black beans and brown rice is popular among vegetarians and omnivores alike. Since its opening more than a decade ago, Roam has been serving up a rotating seasonal veggie dishes. The introduction of the Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger represents the first time that the restaurant will incorporate plant-based ingredients that are not made in-house.

“Our customers have been requesting a plant-based protein in addition to our already popular veggie patty. The Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger collaboration with Umaro Foods and Violife is the perfect opportunity to bring something new and exciting to the menu in a meaningful way,” says Joshua Spiegelman, Roam’s Owner/Co-Founder.

The partnership between Roam, Umaro Foods Bacon and Violife is a “match made in heaven,” said Umaro Foods CEO Beth Zotter. With plant-based foods in high demand, Roam was eager to introduce more vegan alternatives with clean labels that satisfy customers who pay attention to ingredients. In both regards, Umaro and Violife hit the mark.

Umaro, which initially became famous from the bidding war it started on Shark Tank, makes a vegan bacon with protein from sushi-grade nori, and bacon fat with sea moss extracts that provide a crispy texture. Violife offers a 100% vegan, non-dairy award-winning alternative that looks, tastes and melts like cheese. Based on coconut oil and fortified with Vitamin B12, the vegan cheese alternative provides texture and tang to complement the veggie patty and crispy vegan bacon.

“This is our take on the nostalgic bacon cheeseburger, only with a twist that it is vegan. With many people gravitating towards a plant-based diet, we wanted to provide one more fun, delicious and nutrient-rich menu option,” contends Lynn Gorfinkle, Roam’s Owner/Co-Founder. Roam is donating a portion of proceeds from each Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger to the Surfrider Foundation, an organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches for all people.

About Roam Artisan Burgers

Roam Artisan Burgers is an award winning fine-casual dining destination that offers delicious sustainable proteins, salads, sides, shakes and sodas crafted from the freshest seasonal ingredients procured from the foremost regional purveyors. Roam currently has five Bay Area locations, including 1785 Union Street

(San Francisco), 1923 Fillmore Street (San Francisco), 23 Lafayette Circle (Lafayette), 3081 South

Delaware Street (San Mateo), and 6000 Bollinger Canyon Rd. at City Center Bishop Ranch (San Ramon)

For more information, please visit: http://www.roamburgers.com

Instagram: @roam_burgers

For press inquiries, please contact: stephanie@thedecanteur.com

About Umaro Foods

Umaro Foods is a California-based startup using ocean farmed seaweed as a new and sustainable source of protein. Seaweed requires no land, no freshwater, and no synthetic fertilizers to grow. As a pioneer in producing a protein ingredient from seaweed, Umaro is motivated to make a food system that supports a thriving planet and demands the humane treatment of animals.

For more information, please visit: http://www.umarofoods.com

Instagram: @umarofoods

For press inquiries, please contact: rsayewitz@umarofoods.com

About Violife

Violife Foods has been committed to making amazingly tasting, 100% vegan, non-dairy, non-GMO foods since the 90s, and is proud and humbled to be a favorite brand among vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians in over 50 countries around the world. All of Violife’s 100% vegan foods are free from:

dairy, lactose, GMO, gluten, nuts, soy, preservatives and cholesterol.

For more information, please visit: http://www.violifefoods.com.

Instagram: @violifeus

For press inquiries, please contact: jlevesque@legendpr.com

About Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is an organization that is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network. With 176 chapters and student clubs, the foundation is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive organization.

For more information, please visit: http://sf.surfrider.org

Instagram: @surfridersf

For press inquiries, please contact: chair@sf.surfrider.org

Umaro Foods

Beth Zotter





  • Environment
  • Food & Beverage
  • Green Products & Services
  • Organic Food
  • Restaurants

The 4th Annual Gulf Coast Energy Forum takes place October 12-14, in New Orleans, LA

Hundreds of natural gas market decision-makers, focused on the U.S. Gulf Coast region, meet to gain insight, analyze, and structure agreements to buy, sell and transport natural gas and LNG, as key elements of energy transition.

HOUSTONSept. 27, 2022PRLog — The U.S. Gulf Coast is clearly established as the epicenter for global LNG supply. So, it makes sense that several hundred energy industry professionals will convene in New Orleans to gain insight and conduct analysis of up to the minute issues facing the U.S. Gulf Coast LNG and natural gas market region. The 4th Annual Gulf Coast Energy Forum takes place October 12 – 14, in New Orleans, LA. This is the industry’s premier gathering for natural gas industry professionals, which is much more than simply a conference with participants routinely negotiating transactions during the event.

The Program for this year’s event is packed with all the critical issues that are converging on the U.S. Gulf Coast LNG and natural gas markets. Recent global events have underscored the geopolitical significance of energy and the strategic importance of LNG to address Europe’s continuing energy demand in the wake of current disruptions. Tremendous capability to liquefy natural gas for global LNG export has already come on stream via terminals along the U.S. Gulf Coast, with a “next wave” of new LNG export facilities scheduled to add substantial additional capability in the next several years. Agenda topics will address export terminal capabilities and new project updates, market supply/demand fundamentals, midstream infrastructure capabilities and new project updates, LNG feedstock supply capabilities, and demand requirements from local petrochemical and industrial facilities. The program will also address “Energy Transition” issues and the industry response to providing lower carbon energy alternatives, including Responsibly Sourced Gas (RSG), independent certification and digital of tracking of GHG content, Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), Hydrogen (H2), Carbon Capture (CC), virtual pipelines, etc.

The content/discussion program of the Gulf Coast Energy Forum consists of 2 ½ days of keynote presentations, and moderated panels. Keynote addresses include: Orlando Alvarez, Head of gas & power trading Americas, bp; Dan Brouillette, President, Sempra Infrastructure (and former U.S. Secretary of Energy); Matthew Henderson, Senior Market Analyst, ConocoPhillips; Jeff Hammad, Chief Commercial Officer, Golden Pass LNG; Charlie Riedl,Executive Director, Center for LNG; and Jay Hakes, Former Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration and Author of Energy Crises: Nixon, Ford, Carter and Hard Choices in the 1970s.

The Program also includes seven moderated Panel discussions addressing a variety of timely topics, with well-qualified industry experts, including representatives from: Context Labs; Williams; ConocoPhillips; East Daley Analytics; S&P Global Commodity Insights; RBN Energy; Cleveland Advisory; Shell; State of Louisiana; Spire Marketing; Glenfarne Energy Transition; REV LNG; Gas South; Chesapeake Utilities; Sapphire Gas Solutions; Project Canary; Columbia University; and Tulane University.

This Forum focuses on the U.S. Gulf Coast market, while five other Forums throughout the year address other key regions and market segments across the continent.

Even in today’s digital age, natural gas market participants appreciate an event that facilitates face-to-face interaction. The LDC Gas Forum is uniquely structured to meet this requirement and has been the venue of choice, for thousands of participants, for decades. Registration is still available at https://www.gulfcoastenergyforum.com.