Troy, OH Author Publishes Narrative

Lights for Teresa, a new book by John Cobalt, has been released by RoseDog Books.

This book is based on the true story of a father who against all odds, found his only daughter who was taken by a maniacal abductor. It explains in detail the great legal, financial and emotional struggles as he works desperately to find her. He discovers the many faults in the justice system as well as inept and corrupt officials along the way. The story also explains how through the use of a variety of government agencies and social media that the extensive search ended in a successful recovery. The author tells the story from his firsthand experience of the events. This is a must read for anyone who is going through a custody battle and/or have had their children taken by a spouse.

Lights for Teresa is a 128-page paperback with a retail price of $13.00 (eBook $8.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6366-1033-7. 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 or our online bookstore at

Mars Hill, NC Author Publishes Children’s Book

Betty Bluebird and Carl Cardinal, a new book written by Shannon McKerlie and inspired by Cassie McKerlie, has been released by RoseDog Books.

Betty and Carl are two birds in love. The only problem is that everyone else keeps telling them they shouldn’t be together because they’re different kinds of birds. Will they be able to overcome this obstacle and achieve their own happily ever after? This relatable and heartwarming story seeks to educate children about discrimination, particularly related to multi-racial relationships and families. Author Shannon McKerlie hopes to provide children with a concrete example of how prejudice can appear and arm them with the tools needed to overcome it through love and kindness.

About the Author
Shannon McKerlie has faced discrimination in her own life based on who she has loved, but she now lives with her beautiful wife and their sweet pets. She is a living example of how love can overcome adversity.

Betty Bluebird and Carl Cardinal is a 30-page hardcover with a retail price of $24.00 (eBook $19.00). The ISBN is 978-1-64957-851-8. 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 or our online bookstore at

R1D Music publishes their newest book to guide newcomers to the music industry

CA, USA, 16 July 2021, ZEXPRWIRE, The music industry is one of the most competitive industries out there. A person who is stepping into the music industry will have to face numerous frustrating challenges. Due to the same reason, establishing in the music industry as an artist can look like an impossible thing to do. R1D Music had a clear understanding of this as they worked with numerous upcoming artists who wanted to establish their presence in the competitive industry. That’s the main reason why they came up with the idea of publishing a comprehensive guide on how to establish itself in the music industry.

The new book by R1D Music is published under the title “How to Make It in The Music Biz: Crawl Before You Walk”. The authors have a plan to release multiple parts of the book. Part 1 is officially released as of now, and any interested artist can think about buying it. Then it is possible to get a better understanding of how to overcome the challenges that are associated with the music industry while trying to settle down.

This book is ideal for all the people who feel discouraged when trying to ensure a solid presence in the music industry. It provides beneficial information for such artists to follow. Any artist who follows this book will be able to get a better understanding of how to ensure survival in the music industry. It is more of an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide. Hence, no person would encounter challenges at the time of following this guide.

At the time of buying this book by R1D Music, it is important to keep in mind that this book will not provide overnight success. Instead, it will introduce the artists to a proven methodology, which can be followed to achieve success. The secret formula to success shared by this book is proven to deliver positive results to any artist. Hence, no artist entering into the music industry should think twice before getting hold of this will help the artists to build their online music career and offline music career. Along with that, it is possible to earn a living out of music as well.

The book is currently available for sale and any artist can think of buying it. This would be one of the best investments that a beginner in the music industry can make.

BASF publishes fifth Palm Progress Report

  • From 2020, BASF sources all palm (kernel) oils exclusively from RSPO-certified sustainable sources
  • By 2025, the commitment to certified sourcing includes key palm oil and palm kernel oil-based intermediates
  • Portfolio for palm-based surfactants with RSPO certification continues to grow

BASF launched the fifth edition of its Palm Progress Report featuring figures for 2020. One of BASF’s key renewable raw materials is palm kernel oil and its primary derivatives which are mainly used to produce ingredients for the cosmetics, detergent and cleaner industries, as well as in human nutrition.

In the past year, BASF has reached an important milestone on the road to sustainable palm oil. The company has committed to source palm (kernel) oils exclusively from RSPO-certified sustainable sources since then. In 2020, BASF purchased 227,213 metric tons of RSPO-certified sustainable palm (kernel) oil. This corresponds to 100 percent of the total volume purchased. In addition, BASF made further progress in developing transparent supply chains: almost 95 percent of the global oil palm footprint – a total of 441,107 metric tons – could be traced back to the oil mill.

BASF is now fully focused on the other part of its 2015 commitment: to also include the commitment of certified sourcing to those significant intermediates which are based on palm oil and palm kernel oil by 2025, e.g. fatty alcohols and fatty acids.

Portfolio for palm-based surfactants with RSPO certification continues to grow

The BASF Home Care, I&I and Industrial Formulators Europe business is expanding its portfolio of palm-based surfactants with RSPO certifications. It now offers around 150 surfactants certified according to the RSPO standard ’Mass Balance’, in line with the company’s efforts to work towards a sustainable future along the entire value chain. In addition, it is helping its European customers to meet consumer demand for environment-friendly products both in the detergents and cleaners industry and amongst users of industrial applications. As one of the first RSPO members, BASF is thus underlining its continued commitment to support the production of sustainable palm (kernel) oil in the future.

The Palm Progress Report and further information on BASF’s commitment can be found here.


About the Care Chemicals division at BASF

The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for personal care, hygiene, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the global leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry, and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s highperformance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients and UV filters. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available online at

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

Out of Darkness, A New Action Novel

Out of Darkness: The Freedom Villagers Series -Book 2, a new book by Roy Paul Shields, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

In this gripping sequel to Depths of Terror, Paul and Kim have tried to settle into a more normal, peaceful life on the West Coast, but they are quickly pulled back into another international conflict. Waves of terrorists attack the United States with the backing of several nations, and Paul finds himself back in the mountains. With the help of the colonel, a new friend, Chief, and the military, Paul tries to root out the enemy. At the same time, a new group arises to take care of the terrorists on its own terms. The Patriots, a group of armed Americans, are willing to do whatever it takes to defend American soil. Throughout the struggle, Paul and his friends experience the joy of victory and the grief of loss, the warmth of love and the intensity of hatred.

Out of Darkness is a riveting, realistic look at what a military conflict on U.S. ground could look like and a warning of what could lead the United States to such a conflict.

Out of Darkness: The Freedom Villagers Series -Book 2 is a 284-page paperback with a retail price of $19.00 (eBook $14.00). The ISBN is 978-1-4809-5989-7. 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