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Author, Humane Society of the United States leader Wayne Pacelle to hold Columbus book event

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States and author of The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals (William Morrow/Harper Collins), will discuss the themes of his book and sign copies on March 21 at The Book Loft of German Village in Columbus.

In his book, Pacelle describes a revolution in American business and public policy that is changing forever how we treat animals. He tells the story from the front lines, in a book that speaks to both mind and heart.

Hailed as “a critically important book” by Jack Welch, as “an excellent new book” by columnist Nicholas Kristof and “an essential read” by Jane Goodall, The Humane Economy describes how companies are improving the treatment of animals. Oprah Winfrey said, “The Humane Economy reveals how public awareness to the plight of animals that serve our economy is driving unprecedented change… Isn’t this one of the biggest spiritual issues of our time?”

The Humane Economy has been listed as a national best seller in both the New York Times and Washington Post.

WHO: Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States

WHAT: Discussion and signing of The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals

WHEN: Tuesday, March 21 at 7 pm

WHERE: The Book Loft of German Village; 631 S. 3rd Street; Columbus, OH 43206

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated most effective by our peers. For 60 years, we have celebrated the protection of all animals and confronted all forms of cruelty. We are the nation’s largest provider of hands-on services for animals, caring for more than 100,000 animals each year, and we prevent cruelty to millions more through our advocacy campaigns. Read more about our 60 years of transformational change for animals at

Steve Berry at Book Loft

International and New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry ( will talk about his new Cotton Malone thriller, “The Lost Order” at Book Loft, located at 631 South Third Street in Columbus on April 5 at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 614-515-1530.

Newark, OH Author Publishes Spiritual Novel

In This Novel a Young Woman Has Her Prayers Answered

Deprogrammed, a new book by S.S. Riley, has been released by RoseDog Books.

A lot of people are going to want to read this. -Dean Clark

It keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. -Kellie Kennedy

There’s a lot of truth in it. -Sherrie Leach

Kizzy was a nobody—a big, fat zero. She was a high school dropout, an ex-alcoholic and a drug user. Her life was going nowhere. In desperation, she fell on her knees, praying that God would give her a little bit of much needed wisdom and understanding

The prayer started being answered. But not in any way Kizzy expected. As her eyes were being opened to what the world really was, she freaked out. Fearing she was going insane, she withdrew, almost becoming a hermit. Confusion, shock and uncertainty drove her to the point of contemplating suicide. A feeling that something terrible was happening gradually gave way to the truth. And it was ugly. She had to share that truth with as many people as she could because it had become obvious… not every story is going to have a happy ending. Will yours?

About the Author:

S.S. Riley temporarily resides with her beautiful daughter and granddaughter in a small rural town in Ohio. Besides watching the two-year-old while her daughter works, she attends church regularly, prays a lot, studies the Bible and listens carefully for the small still voice of her Creator.

Riley enjoys hard physical labor and outdoor activities. It is where she is closest to God. Other interests include her animals, crocheting, baking, writing, and deep thinking about how the Bible relates to events in the world today. It is Riley’s deepest, most sincere wish that no soul will ever burn in hell. But she knows that wishes don’t always come true. With this in mind, her inspired writings aim for this goal. Maybe trying to touch one life at a time is better than not trying at all. But try she must.

Deprogrammed is a 322-page paperback with a retail price of $20.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-7046-5. 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

Book on Domestic Violence released

Gwendolen Wilder endured the physical, financial, psychological, and emotional abuse of domestic violence in both a common-law and traditional marriage for twenty-one years. Her new book, It’s OK To Tell My Story! Surviving Common Law Domestic Violence is a work of fiction that’s based on Wilder’s real-life experiences. Similar to thousands of other domestic violence victims, this successful business owner and retired military veteran felt that the abuse she endured from her ex-common-law husband was her fault. The book details the reality of the continuous betrayals, lack of affection, cruel words, and violent outbursts that so many domestic violence victims endure – and shows how victims can finally get out from under their abusers.

Gwendolen Wilder served honorably for twenty-one years in the United States Air Force as an Equal Opportunity Director, Alternate Dispute Resolution Director, Education and Training Instructor, and Logistical Readiness Officer, both in the continental U.S. and abroad. While still in the Air Force, Wilder started her own small business, The Mediation and Equal Opportunity Resolution Center (ME Resolution Center), which provided a connection for a more positive work-life balance through investigations, mediations, training, counseling, coaching, and Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy. Wilder’s combined military experience, educational expertise, real-life experiences, and natural counseling ability enabled her to help clients identify the root causes of their challenges, while she inspired motivation and provided resourceful tools so that they could attain their emotional, physical, and/or business goals. Wilder successfully retired her business in 2016 in order to focus on continuing her personal self-management, traveling, and writing books centered on domestic violence. As an author and motivational consultant, she provides clients with intensive tailored coaching experiences focused on self-management, business management, and domestic violence. Wilder’s second book, Managing Domestic Violence In The Workplace will be published later this year.

It’s OK To Tell My Story! Surviving Common Law Domestic Violence is available on Amazon.

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