Stained Glass Poetry Book

Stained Glass, a new book of poetry by G. G. Byrd, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Some of the poems in Stained Glass reflect a period of time when G. G. Byrd first learned how to love another person and how to be loved by another person, and some poems are about a period of loss. Her story is in her poems.

About the Author
G. G. Byrd’s partner of 24 years died last year, and at 59 she doubts she will ever be in another relationship, for she has had the love of her life. That is not something that someone earns twice in a lifetime, so she is just trying to find some inner peace with her two Rag Dolls-Knight and Day, brother and sister (three years old in October 2020). Joining them is Trio-a rescue kitten (calico-one year old 4/?/2021). G. G. has survived because of her friends and neighbors, who are, for the most part, one in the same. In front of her is Tammy. To her left is Phyllis and her son Jeffrey Harbin. Behind her are Rhonda and Jeff Carroll, who were there every day for 24 years and double timing during the three years of her partner’s sickness. She could not have gotten through that time without them. She loves all of them and thanks them for their friendship and prayers.

To her right across the street is a family who has seen just how alone G. G. was, and Susan saw she was at the end of her road, so to say. They had never spoken, but while chasing her puppy through her yard she found her crying. G. G. was just taking a last look at her yard and saying goodbye. She walked up, saw her pain, and she just knew that she could not leave her alone. They became friends, needless to say-she saved her life. Literally she saved her soul. She was slowly introduced to her family and extended family, and she became auntie or simply loved.

Stained Glass is a 92-page hardcover with a retail price of $24.00 (eBook $19.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6366-1230-0. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at

Canada – Grassy Mountain Coal Project – Minister Receives Joint Review Panel Report

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, received the report of the Joint Review Panel that conducted the environmental assessment of the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project, located in southwest Alberta.

June 17, 2021 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, received the report of the Joint Review Panel that conducted the environmental assessment of the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project, located in southwest Alberta.

The Minister will consider the Joint Review Panel’s report before determining if the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when mitigation measures are taken into account. If the Minister decides the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, the decision on whether the effects are justified will be referred to the Governor in Council.

Prior to the Government of Canada’s decision on the project, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) will consult with Indigenous groups on the Joint Review Panel’s report. The Agency will also invite the public and Indigenous groups to comment on potential conditions relating to possible mitigation measures and follow-up program requirements the proponent would need to fulfill if the project is ultimately allowed to proceed. The Minister will consider the results of these consultations before issuing a decision statement and any potential legally-binding conditions.

The Joint Review Panel’s report, an executive summary, as well as information about the environmental assessment are available on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry (Registry reference number 80101).

About the Project
Benga Mining Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Riversdale Resources Limited, is proposing to construct and operate an open-pit metallurgical coal mine near the Crowsnest Pass, approximately seven kilometres north of the community of Blairmore, in southwest Alberta. As proposed, the production capacity of the project would be a maximum of 4.5 million tonnes of processed coal per year, over a mine-life of about 25 years.

“Teddy Get Off That Mountain”

Author Judy Catherine Moratis pens a delightful narrative about a miniature horse with a hilarious ending in “Teddy Get Off That Mountain.”

This is a story about a boy named Kory and Pancake, the cat. Kory, excited and wanted to feed the horses, eagerly put on his lime-green-colored jacket. As he walked going to the garage, he saw Pancake, the orange cat, tipped over a pail of corn and was all over the place. Kory gathered the corn by scooping it back in the pail. However, a strong breeze shut the door so loud. Kory decided not to panic. He tried opening the door but was locked. Even his attempt to shout for help from his mom and sister was unsuccessful. Looking around for a way out, he saw a window but realized it was too high. Then he found a tall three-legged chair. Kory climbed the chair and took a peek out the window. He saw Pancake, his orange cat hiding under his dad’s workbench. Luckily, his dad arrived and was able to help him. Kory then explained what happened as to why he got locked inside the garage. Hilarious events occurred during that day. 
This storybook is a great pick-up for any young reader who likes unique narratives. The illustrations here are clean and minimalistic, and easy for any child to follow. Having that said, the presentation of the concepts here can be easily understood. For any younglings who love horses and quirky pets, this is the perfect material. It’s short, entertaining, and funny. It will surely capture any kid’s curiosity. A great addition to any collection or any family library. Grab a copy today! 
Book available at
Teddy Get Off That Mountain
Author: Judy Catherine Moratis
Publisher: Your Online Publicist
Publication Date: March 2021
Genre: Children’s Book, Faith-based
Target Audience: Children, Family
About the Author
Judy Catherine Moratis is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoys writing to uplift and inspire. She loves writing for kids with fun and adventure, especially about the adventure they’ve had with raising many miniature horse and animals. “Angel, And Love Came Down” was her first book, published in December 2014.