St. Louis Author Carin Fahr Shulusky Releases “Finding Light in a Lost Year”

 PenPower Book Marketing Services and Fossil Creek Press are pleased to announce the release of lifetime St. Louis resident Carin Fahr Shulusky’s newest novel, Finding Light in a Lost Year, a poignant analysis of the trials faced by American families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“East coast versus west coast, rural versus city,” says Shulusky, “there is often discussion about what divides us. But the pandemic had the opposite effect. It was an experience shared by all. No matter the income or where in the country a person lived, everybody was impacted in similar ways.”

Finding Light in a Lost Year follows Roni Wright and the Wright family as their seemingly perfect life is upended by a worldwide pandemic. Set against the backdrop of actual events as they unfolded, the book examines how headlines translated to the struggles faced by everyday people and families.

However, unlike those headlines, by examining the effects on the Wright family, readers can empathize with the trials, as they had to face them themselves. The story acts like a mirror, shining light onto the dark times that everybody fought through and showing that what seemed like a singular problem was actually a traumatic experience felt by all. From going store to store in search of toilet paper, to juggling a home schooling schedule while also adjusting to a new and awkward work-from-home environment, the very things that isolated us for safety were the same things that many of us would turn to our community to commiserate about—a commiseration that couldn’t happen during the times of social distancing.

“I want people who read this to see that they were not alone in their own lost year,” concludes Shulusky. “As we all did our part and refrained from time spent with family and friends, it led to a sense of isolation. We lost the camaraderie and outlets to discuss the hardships of life, and thus felt that our experiences were unique. But, in fact, many of those struggles were faced by us all, and that’s what I want people to understand when they read my book.”

Finding Light in a Lost Year is available for purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your independent local bookstores via Indiebound.

Title: Finding Light in a Lost Year by Carin Fahr Shulusky

Category: Family & Relationships / Biographical Fiction

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-7362417-2-1 ($14.95)

E-Book ISBN: 978-1-7362417-3-8

177 pages / Publication Date: May 2022

Publisher: Fossil Creek Press

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Author Troy Louis Guides Readers Back to the Securing Love of the Father in His Book “Honor Your Body”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”


With the rise of social media, flex culture also found its way into society. From flaunting materialistic designer items to seemingly perfect physical appearance–people seem to find satisfaction in the validation they get through social media–but does this lead to confidence or insecurity? In a book that explores identity, author Troy Louis draws readers back to the Bible to find God’s definition of humanity.


“The book ‘Honor God with Your Body’ is a book that helps the reader to know who they are apart from who they may have tried to be. God has freely given everyone everything they need from birth and His desire is for us to use our talents, gifts, and abilities to our highest potential. To live a life free of comparing and trying to be like someone else. People may seem perfect on the outside but in reality, they may be miserable on the inside behind closed doors. This book is designed to protect you from yourself and other bad advisors. To put the joy back into our minds about ourselves, so we can love ourselves again.” –Troy writes.


Troy invites readers to see themselves through the eyes of a loving Father. He reintroduces self-worth, self-respect, and identity as he ushers the reader toward the grace of God. Troy also wrote the book in simple prose that allows an easier read, which he also laces with scriptures for inspiration.


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Honor God With Your Body

Author: Troy Louis

Publisher: Your Online Publicist

Published Date: April 2022

Book Genre: Christian Books & Bibles › Christian Living


About the Author:

Troy Louis the author of this book, “Honor God with Your Body.” A person that loves to encourage, loves to give to anyone a Godly solution to the problems that someone might have in the present time of their Iives. Writing is another way that Troy encourages and influences the people in and around his life. Most of his life he never had an interest in reading much less writing; however, in this season of his life God has put in Troy a desire to write and share with many God’s revelation and truth of life experience. In writing his second book, Troy wanted to share the Lord’s inspiration “Not knowing my future in writing but definitely embracing it in the moment” the belief in chasing a passion with all of a person’s heart and soul with the Lord at the center of it.

Author Troy Louis Offers Solace for Weary Souls in His Book, “Sitting on Jesus’s Lap: Life on Earth”


Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects more than 16.1 million individuals in the United States each year, or around 6.7 percent of the population aged 18 and over. MDD, often known as clinical depression, is a mental health issue with several consequences. It affects mood and behavior and bodily processes such as eating and sleeping. In the United States, MDD is one of the most common mental illnesses. Meanwhile, nearly 40 million persons in the United States (19.1%) suffer from anxiety disorders.


In America alone, the cry for help is seemingly increasing. But why does it take so much courage to ask for help? Are we afraid of prejudice? Or are we aware that some of our burdens take more than just sessions of talking about our feelings and chemical-induced normalcy that wears off after a few hours?


In “Sitting on Jesus’s Lap,” Troy Louis provides a practical narrative to help weary souls find their solace.


“What is going on in today’s society that’s causing this cry for help to be used so often? Is it just a common word that people use so freely? Or is it because we have an extremely high cry for help from all the problems we have on earth. Is anyone listening? Does anyone care? Is it doing me any justice? Or is the cry for help being taken in vain? Sometimes we cry out while hoping it is just a bad dream, only to realize that we all need help at some point in our lives. I am hoping this book blesses you and will be used as a tool to help you during your life trials.” –Troy writes.


The book offers readers holistic spiritual insights that help deal with contemporary societal issues such as pressure, anxiety, mental health instability, physical vitality, and conditions that cause us to be anxious and afraid. It provides a sense of security that only Jesus can provide. Troy allows us to become children in spirit who are honest and unapologetic in sharing their woes to Jesus.


The book is a read for the mind, soul, and spirit and an oasis for a hungry, tired, thirsty, and anxious world.


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Sitting on Jesus’s Lap

Author: Troy Louis

Publisher: Your Online Publicist

Published Date: April 2022

Book Genre: Christian Books & Bibles › Christian Living


About the Author:

Troy Louis was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up in a big family, that consisted of three boys and three girls. He weighed in at a pound and half at birth with a small chance to live, but he is here today alive and well.


As a teenager, he gave his life to Christ and desired to live for Him; that’s when life became challenging. Now looking back at his past, he is amazed on how Christ transformed his life.

Louis McCall Explores the Life and Legacy of Obed-Edom, a Minor Character in the Bible

Publisher | Trilogy Publishing

Book retail price | $8.75


Author Biography


Louis McCall was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Northwestern University, where he received a PhD in political science. Later, he also attended the National War College of the National Defense University. Louis was an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University in the Department of Political Science prior to a thirty-six-year career in the U.S. Department of State, first as a Foreign Service officer and then as a foreign affairs Civil Service employee where he served as Consul General in Florence, Italy, Chargé d’Affaires in Brunei, U.S. Representative to the Republic of San Marino, and Assistant Inspector General. He lived in or worked in, at least temporarily, more than sixty countries on six continents.


Whether in academia or as a diplomat, Louis found opportunities to live his faith, including part-time ministry of the good news in word and in song, including co-laboring with missionaries, national church leaders, and the underground church. In his final two years at the Department of State, he organized and led the National Day of Prayer observances in the Department.

Saint Louis Closet Co. Plans Donation to Empower Cancer Patients

 Through their giveback program, Closets for a Cause, Saint Louis Closet Co. has chosen the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis to receive a portion of February’s sales. This non-profit aims to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by the community.

“We are thrilled to partner with Saint Louis Closet Co. in support of our programs. This generous partnership will allow us to continue our programs for our current participants as well as expand our reach and awareness in the community,” says Amanda Corcoran, Development and Communications Manager of Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis.

The money raised by Closet for a Cause will go towards helping provide support groups, educational workshops, healthy lifestyle classes, stress management classes, social opportunities, and resource materials. All the funds utilized by the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis are donated by individuals, family and private foundations, corporations, and special event fundraisers. Without these donations, this non-profit could not provide its free services to those who need them.

Since 1993, the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis has used its five pillars of support: support, education, healthy living skills, social connections, and resource and referral materials to provide essential services to cancer patients throughout the Greater St. Louis area. Each year, their support spans over 1,800 individuals with 10,000 hours of program support through about 2,800 different programs.

No one is like the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis. There are many beneficial support programs for cancer patients, but none provide no-cost, comprehensive psychosocial support. You can find more information on this non-profit at www(dot)cancersupportcommunity(dot)org(slash)(dot)

About Saint Louis Closet Co.

Saint Louis Closet Co. designs, manufactures, and installs custom closets and organizational systems for both residential and commercial clients. The company has been locally owned and operated by Jennifer Quinn Williams since 1991, offering adjustable, floor-based closet systems and free in-home estimates.

For more information on Saint Louis Closet Co., please visit www(dot)stlouisclosetco(dot)com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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