With Great Power Comes Great Obstacles

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The fourth book to his well-received Lightning Brain Series, author Cliff Ratza delivers an enthralling continuation to Electra Kittner’s exciting odyssey in, “The Girl Who Cloned Lightning.”

Electra Kittner, now an Electra-Alisha split personality infected with an STD-like/T-Plague like mutation, must cure herself first before she could battle a new set of enemies in Cyberspace as well as 3-D space. All while still contending against a relentlessly harsh government in the United States, as several random acts of terrorism are brought about by a rogue paramilitary force.

With her plate full, and her professional and personal lives plagued with uncertainties, can this extraordinary heroine keep her adversaries at bay?

Cliff Ratza is an established businessman, professor, and author. He has multiple degrees in mathematics, physics, business. and computer science, all while extensively writing throughout his career.

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“The Girl Who Cloned Lightning” by Cliff Ratza

Kindle | B0893J8T2S

Paperback | 978-1734144840

Audiobook | B0942YXVYX

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More Than a Gap Year, a Great Year: Place Corps Kingston Fellowship Launching Summer 2022

 In the summer of 2022, Place Corps, an educational institute in the Hudson Valley, is launching the Place Corps Kingston Fellowship: a 10-month post-high school program for 16 Kingston, NY youth (ages 18-21) to develop the personal, professional, and practical skills that lead to a joyful, sustainable life featuring an equitable cost model that ensures 100% accessibility to all accepted applicants.

Never before have young people been so unsure about the next steps post-high school. Young people want opportunities to learn together in person, to gain real life skills, to align their values with their actions, to collaborate for the good of their community, to feel belonging and discover their purpose. The Place Corps Kingston Fellowship offers these opportunities and more.

Through experiential, community-engaged learning, Place Corps equips youth with the skills, connections, and resources to be future leaders in service of their communities. Youth explore the rural and urban landscapes of the Hudson Valley with their Homeroom based at Good Work Institute. Working in partnership with a network of local professionals, the Place Corps Kingston Fellowship offers cross-sector mentorship and local networking to:

– Learn valuable practical and personal skills not taught in traditional education

– Offer volunteer service and become engaged citizens in local community

– Create professional work experience

– Save and make money

– Develop a passion project

– Earn college credit

– Build sustainable livelihoods and professional next steps in service to their communities

Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $500 and a completion award of $4000, along with a values-aligned actionable plan for next steps post-fellowship towards professional pathways. Fellows graduate knowing how to:

– grow and prepare nutritious food;

– navigate personal finances with confidence;

– create regenerative enterprises;

– communicate ideas effectively;

– design and build small structures;

– and lead just movements in their community

“What our world needs is young people skilled in emergent, adaptive, collaborative, community-driven, and radical solutions. Solutions that are rooted in place, that are localized, diverse, and equitable. Solutions that are joyful! We are here to offer training in practical skills for you to be the leader of your life and co-designer of a flourishing future for all.” -Dawn Breeze, Co-founder and Director

Applications for the Place Corps Kingston Fellowship open January 30th. For more information about the fellowship, visit www.placecorps.org/kingstonfellowship for further details, curriculum, and the fellow experience. Instagram: @place_corps. Contact info@placecorps.org for Media Kit with shareable images.

About Place Corps

Place Corps is a 501(c)3 rooted in the Hudson Valley with the mission to cultivate a calling to know, love, and serve our places by place-specific transformational learning programs. Founded in 2018, Place Corps began as an initiative between Hawthorne Valley Association, a nonprofit made up of diverse initiatives in Ghent, NY and Good Work Institute, a worker self-directed nonprofit organization in Kingston, NY.

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Great Falls, MT Author Publishes Children’s Book

Quail Run, a new book by Marilyn Cron, has been released by RoseDog Books.

Author Marilyn Cron is a lover of animals. Quail Run came about in Arizona when she discovered another bird to love, quail! Meet two quail brothers, Bob and Bill, who ask old friends for advice, and that advice will make you laugh. Adventure with them as they discover two new friends who come to the rescue when a bully is involved. You will love this story of how a bullying problem is solved with the help of two new friends.

About the Author
Marilyn Cron is a retired teacher and motorcycle rider from Montana. She is an award-winning writer and now also an author/illustrator. She is always looking for the next story to share with her grandchildren. Cron and her husband travel to Arizona in the winter and enjoy desert rides on their Ranger.

Two of the delightful characters from Quail Run are featured in the photo of the author.

Quail Run is a 38-page hardback with a retail price of $24.00 (eBook $19.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6495-7903-4. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/quail-run/ or our online bookstore at http://rosedogbookstore.com/quail-run/

The Great Outdoors RV Announces Partnership with Top Off-grid Manufacturer Taxa Outdoors

The Great Outdoors RV (TGORV), with its stunning displays, rustic charm, and state of the art, fifteen-acre facility since its move in July of 2020, has announced a truly unique experience for the avid outdoor enthusiast. The dealership will feature three new mobile habitats that focus on multi-purpose, high performance, and bringing the outdoors in: Cricket, Mantis, and TigerMoth – designed by award-winning former NASA senior architect, Garrett Finney.

“We’re proud to partner with TAXA here at The Great Outdoors,” says Matt Brown, General Manager of TGORV. “We’ve found the perfect complement to our vision for the Colorado camper: an unparalleled product and build, and an unforgettable experience unlike any other, which is the very thing we’ve seen emanate from TAXA Outdoors and its team. These habitats are just super cool, and you have to see them to appreciate all they will allow you to do. We’ve found a product that allows the true off-grid enthusiast to take off-road, and truly get lost in the great outdoors. Out is in(TM), and TAXA is as Colorado as it gets.”

Speaking further of the TAXA announcement, Kyle Ellinger, Sales Manager of TGORV, speaks to the quality of the product. “This is a product that is designed to maximize efficiency. Everything TAXA has produced doesn’t fit into any category of the RV market and we can’t wait to show Colorado just how remote and off the grid RVing is about to get.”

“TAXA is excited to have a true partner in the Colorado region that embodies the TAXA values of quality, customer-focused service and a love of the outdoors. Our TAXA customers in Colorado will have an excellent resource for all their TAXA needs with TGORV’s highly rated service and sales center,” said Divya Brown, TAXA Outdoors President.

The Great Outdoors RV is based in Greeley, Colorado. For more information, visit www.tgorv.com.

About The Great Outdoors RV
Providing a unique experience for the RV enthusiast, The Great Outdoors RV is a locally-owned RV retailer based in Greeley, Colorado. In business for fifteen years, TGORV has built a fast-growing company out of a passion for quality products and exceptional service, and their customers one happy camper at a time. The company’s mission is founded on the concept of doing right, by doing good; they strive to serve in each opportunity they are afforded and honor the contributions of their team members and the loyalty of their customers. For more information, visit ww.tgorv.com.

About TAXA Outdoors
TAXA Outdoors is an outdoor lifestyle company formed to design and manufacture high-performance adventure equipment that helps people reach their goal of connecting with the outdoors. Its products are crafted by hand in Houston, TX from durable, premium, eco-friendly, high-performance material. TAXA’s habitats are designed to make camping fun, comfortable, and secure. TAXA Outdoors attracts a diverse demographic including RV users, but primarily those who love camping and the outdoors but require more than a tent. For more information, visit www.taxaoutdoors.com.