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FANDOMODO Launches Wild Wiener, a Mobile Game Starring a Determined Dachshund
The digital media company partners with veteran developer Christian Savalas to launch its first iOS and Android game
Los Angeles, CA – March 28, 2018: Fandomodo announced today the launch of Wild Wiener, the first in a series of casual games to be released for both iOS and Android devices. The endless runner game centers on Savalas' dog Lucy, an adorably determined dachshund, driven by a thirst for adventure and her unyielding obsession with wildlife. Built as a battle to the top, the game follows the travails of a wiener dog as she races through an army of scheming squirrels. Play it now at www.wildwiener.com.
Savalas, son of Hollywood legend Telly Savalas, is known for building a dedicated fanbase approaching 400,000 users for his apps including SwiftScales Vocal Trainer and Perfect Pitch Pipe. In addition to mobile development, Savalas is a performing singer/songwriter, and his apps up until Wild Wiener have been geared towards fellow musicians and recording artists. The partnership with Fandomodo includes plans for multiple casual games and platforms to be released in 2018 and 2019.
“I set out to create something people can clearly identify with and easily relate to their daily lives,” said Christian Savalas, creator of Wild Weiner. “So making a game where squirrels mercilessly attack a little dog from all directions seemed like the obvious choice!”
“Mobile game spending was literally two times higher than spending on PC or MAC games in 2017,” said Anthony Kaan, Managing Partner of Fandomodo. “They represent an innovative way to reach huge audiences, something that talent and brand partners are constantly exploring.”
Wild Wiener puts our dachshund hero in five distinct environments where she faces not only every day pesky Squirrels, but also Pirate Squirrels, Fairy Squirrels, Space Squirrels, and Luxury Squirrels! Venturing ever upward along trees and man-made structures (is that Trump Tower?), Lucy must dodge everything from acorns and daggers, to meteorites, mechanical claws and “Make Squirrels Great Again” hats. Users must adapt to new settings in real-time and avoid obstacles to progress in the game and score points.
Fandomodo is planning several more casual game releases in 2018 and 2019 tied to sports, entertainment and media personalities. It is also developing unscripted television projects for its roster of talent and category experts, as well as screen adaptations tied to its own library of IP
Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws
Twentieth Century, Fox 2000 Pictures, New Leaf Literary & Media and Temple Hill Entertainment present a 109 minute, PG-13, Comedy, Romance, Drama, directed by Greg Berlanti, written by Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker with a theatre release date of March 16, 2018.
Crosses Over Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 13
and 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™ on Feb. 27
The critically acclaimed animated film celebrates the importance of family, honoring your ancestors and following your dreams, and includes extensive extras for the whole family
BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2018) — Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” —the story of a 12-year-old aspiring musician’s extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors—won a 2018 Golden Globe AwardÒ for Best Animated Motion Picture, topped the domestic box office Thanksgiving holiday weekend, became the highest grossing film of all time in Mexico, broke records in China and earned widespread praise, receiving 96 percent from critics and 97 percent from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. Now this vibrant tale filled with love and laughter arrives home Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere on Feb. 13, and on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand on Feb. 27.
Through fresh and fascinating bonus material, adventurers of all ages will tag along with filmmakers as they soak in Día de los Muertos in Mexico; explore the essential role of music in “Coco;” and learn how the cast and crew personally connect with the film’s message. They’ll step behind the scenes to discover the inspiration behind the film’s creative costuming; Miguel’s beautifully complicated family; Dante the loyal Xolo dog; and the stunning worlds of both the dead and the living. Features also include deleted scenes, insightful filmmaker commentary, the music of Coco and more.
"Coco" is packaged several ways to ensure viewers get the most out of their in-home viewing experience. The Multi-screen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for Digital 4K Ultra HD or the 4K UHD Combo Pack, which includes 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a Digital copy. 4K Ultra HD provides four times the resolution of HD, bringing the rich color, textures and sounds to life and immersing viewers in two fantastically animated worlds. Dolby Atmos audio heightens the memorable score created by Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino and his 83-piece orchestra, as well as original songs like “Remember Me” by the Oscar®-winning team behind “Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Blu-ray & Digital:
- Deleted Scenes with Introductions - Director Lee Unkrich and co-director Adrian Molina talk about the deleted scenes and the part they played in the development of “Coco.”
- Día de los Muertos - In this musical extravaganza, the colors and excitement of Día de los Muertos come to life as we meet superstar Ernesto de la Cruz.
- The Way of the Riveras - A musical number in which Abuelita and Miguel prepare their Día de los Muertos celebration while she teaches him Rivera family history and traditions.
- Celebrity Tour - Héctor, a Land of the Dead tour bus guide, agrees to help Miguel, revealed to be a living boy, on his quest to find de la Cruz.
- The Bus Escape - The Rivera family catches up to Miguel and Héctor and attempts to halt their mission to find de la Cruz.
- Alebrije Attack - Miguel and Héctor are interrupted on their journey to find de la Cruz by a fierce alebrije.
- The Family Fix - After de la Cruz reveals his true colors, the Rivera family puts their dismay aside and comes together to repair the smashed guitar needed to send Miguel home.
- To the Bridge - As the Land of the Dead counts down to the end of Día de los Muertos, Miguel and de la Cruz come head-to-head on the marigold bridge.
- Filmmaker Commentary – Presented by Lee Unkrich (director), Adrian Molina (co-director) and Darla K. Anderson (producer).
- The Music of “Coco” - Collaborating with musicians of Mexico and some unique instrumentation, this documentary explores the beautiful fusion of music essential to the story of “Coco.”
- Paths to Pixar: “Coco” - Explore how the film crew’s personal stories resonate with the themes of the movie itself.
- Welcome to the Fiesta - A musical exploration of the skeletons that make the Land of the Dead in “Coco” so wondrous and intriguing.
- How to Draw a Skeleton - Pixar artist Daniel Arriaga gives a lesson on the quick and easy way to draw skeletons using simple shapes.
- A Thousand Pictures a Day - Join the “Coco”crew on an immersive travelogue through Mexico, visiting families, artisans, cemeteries, and small villages during the Día de los Muertos holiday.
- Mi Familia - Developing the Riveras was a labor of love that took the cast and crew on a deep dive into the meaning of family.
- Land of Our Ancestors – Watch Pixar artists lovingly construct layer upon layer of architecture from many eras of Mexican history, bringing the Land of the Dead to life.
- Fashion Through the Ages – The cast of characters in “Coco” are from many different eras, making for some magnificent costuming opportunities.
- The Real Guitar – The majestic guitar that spurs Miguel on his journey through the Land of the Dead is a unique creation. Watch as it is initially designed by a Pixar artist and ultimately realized as a real instrument by a master luthier in this poetic ode to craftsmanship.
- Dante - How the crew fell in love with the uniquely Mexican breed of Xoloitzcuintli (or “Xolo”) dogs that inspired Dante.
- How to Make Papel Picado - Join Pixar artist Ana Ramírez González as we learn how papel picado is made traditionally, and then try your own approach to this beautiful art form.
- Un Poco “Coco” - A montage of original animated pieces used to promote “Coco.”
- “Coco Trailers” - Trailers include “Feeling,” “Dante’s Lunch,” “Destiny,” “Journey” and “Belong.”
- Filmmaker Commentary
In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Pixar Animation Studios’ 19th feature film, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt)—despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
The voice cast of “Coco” includes characters from the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead. From the Land of the Living, Anthony Gonzalez (“Ice Box,” TNT’s “The Last Ship”) lends his voice to Miguel, Renée Victor (“Weeds,” “The Apostle”) provides the authoritative voice of Abuelita, and Jaime Camil(CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” Disney Junior’s “Elena of Avalor,” “The Secret Lives of Pets”) is the voice of Papá. Lombardo Boyar(“Happy Feet,” TNT’s “Murder in the First”) voices a town mariachi, and Ana Ofelia Murguía is the voice of Miguel’s cherished great-grandmother Mamá Coco. Sofía Espinosa (“Gloria”) provides the voice of Miguel’s loving Mamá, and Luis Valdez (“Which Way Is Up,” director “La Bamba” and “The Cisco Kid”) lends his voice to Tío Berto, Miguel’s hardworking uncle.
From the Land of the Dead, Gael García Bernal (Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle”) helps bring to life charming trickster Héctor, Benjamin Bratt(Fox’s “Star,” “Doctor Strange”) is the voice of Miguel’s idol Ernesto de la Cruz, and Alanna Ubach(“Meet the Fockers,” Bravo’s “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) provides the voice of Miguel’s great-great-grandmother Mamá Imelda. Alfonso Arau(“¡Three Amigos!” director/ producer “Like Water for Chocolate,” director “A Walk in the Clouds”) is the voice of Miguel’s late great-grandfather Papá Julio, Herbert Siguenza(“Larry Crowne,” “Ben 10: Alien Swarm”) lends his voice to both Tío Oscar and Tío Felipe, Miguel’s late identical twin uncles, and Gabriel Iglesias(“Planes,” “The Nut Job,” “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”) lends his voice to the Clerk. Natalia Cordova-Buckley (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) provides the voice of legendary artist Frida Kahlo, Selene Luna(“My Bloody Valentine,” “Celebrity Wife Swap”) voices Miguel’s aunt Tía Rosita, and Edward James Olmos(“Blade Runner,” “Stand and Deliver”) lends his voice to Chicharrón.
Also lending their voices are Carla Medina, Dyana Ortelli, Blanca Araceli, Salvador Reyes, Cheech Marin, Octavio Solisand John Ratzenberger.
Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”) and co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) from a script by Molina and Matthew Aldrich (“Spinning Man”). Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”) produces, and John Lasseter is executive producer. “Coco” features an original score from Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“Up,” “Rogue One”), a song by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (“Frozen”), and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco (“Dope,” “Shovel Buddies”) and Molina. Also part of the team is musical consultant Camilo Lara of the music project Mexican Institute of Sound, as well as cultural consultants Lalo Alcaraz, Marcela Davison Avilés and Octavio Solis.
Product SKUs: Digital= 4K UHD with HDR (HDR-10 or Dolby Vision), HD, SD
Physical = 4K UHD Combo Pack (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital HD/SD), Multi-screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD/SD) and DVD
Feature Run Time: Approximately 109 minutes
Rating: PG in U.S., G in CE, and G in CF
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Resolution: 4K UHD = 3840 x 2160, HD = 1920 x 1080, SD = 720 x 480
Audio: 4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, English, Spanish and French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio; 4K UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (platform dependent), English 5.1, English 2.0; Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 5.1 DTS-HDHR, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio; DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Subtitles: Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Closed Captions: Digital = English; DVD = English
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Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws
Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Aggregate Films and Davis Entertainment present an R rates, 100 minute, Action, Comedy, Crime film directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, written by Mark Perez with a theatre release date of February 23, 2018.
This is a book about animals on what can be considered a small farm, the title character is the runt of a group of fourteen newly acquired chicks. On this farm, the animals are considered to be part of the family and all of them have their own names. The attitudes of the chickens are developed with this in mind,,although they have distinct personalities. Once the chicks are large enough to be safer from predators, they are allowed to roam freely, at this time “Bodo,” a Hungarian bird dog, takes over as their protector. There are also horses on this farm and they easily converse with the chickens. The horses are valuable show horse’s and some have traveled all the way to Europe to compete. When they are told that the horses wear blankets and other fashion accessories, the chickens are jealous and express a desire to also be dressed up. The entire farm is presented as a happy family, where all of the animals communicate with each other, yet the humans appear to be oblivious to this. That does not diminish this excellent story about animals of different species that form a society. The story is filled with life lesson’s such as sharing, trust, friendships , love, being yourself and proud of it and simple life pleasures such as splashing in puddles .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Whimsical Farm Animals Form Lasting Friendships In A Runtamuffin Tale
West Palm Beach, FL ― Life’s a real zoo at Legacy Farms, where 14 chickens, a couple of dogs and an assortment of horses with diverse temperaments learn to share their days on the sprawling homestead.
Based on the true life adventures of author Melissa Taylor’s charming chickens, A Runtamuffin Tale is a delightful new children’s book that follows the life of Runtamuffin — or Runti — a tiny chicken with a big personality. Runti becomes the first chicken brave enough to form a bond with one of the farm’s largest inhabitants — a beautiful horse named Mariett.
All the animals on the farm soon learn that differences in size and outward appearances don’t mean a thing in this colorful tale that subtly interweaves valuable life lessons on sharing, believing in yourself, love, friendship, anti-bullying and mutual respect.
The 57-page book, wonderfully illustrated by Marc Beauregard, targets children ages 6 to 12 and would make a treasured addition to any family’s home or elementary school library.
Author Melissa Taylor was born and raised in the small town of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Melissa’s mom filled her childhood home with animals, which cultivated Melissa’s love and desire to surround herself with all types of four- and two-legged creatures. She currently lives, owns and runs a farm with her husband in South Florida with 14 chickens, 34 horses, 5 dogs and a cockatiel. For more information about Melissa and her children’s book, please visit: www.runtavision.com.
A Runtamuffin Tale Release date: 2017 ISBN: 978-0-9989887-0-2 Hardcover and digital download available from www.runtavision.com.
Excerpt from Kirkus Review: “Whatever their temporary differences, the farm is a little family where everyone has fun. In her debut, Taylor provides warm scenarios of friendship, growing trust, and simple pleasures, such as splashing in puddles.”
BESTSELLING AUTHOR GREG KINCAID RETURNS WITH A MCCRAY FAMILY STORY IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
By Gregory Kincaid
Greg Kincaid’s New York Times bestselling book, A Dog Named Christmas (2008), became a sleeper hit in the fall of 2009 when it was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie. And his two follow-up books, Christmas with Tucker (2010) and A Christmas Home (2012), have touched the lives of many across the country. For the first time in five years, Kincaid takes us back to rural Kansas in NOELLE (Convergent; Hardcover, $16.99, October 24, 2017), a story about the power of family, and the strength and love that comes from our pets.
It’s Christmas in Crossing Trails, Kansas, and three families, each facing different challenges, are struggling to get through the holiday season.
When schoolteacher Mary Ann McCray unintentionally volunteers to redefine Christmas by playing the part of “Anna” Clause, she never thought she would unseat Santa. Her usually stalwart husband, George, and the town question her take on this most cherished of traditions. Meanwhile, Mary Ann’s former students Abbey and her husband, Link, decide to divorce, turning their young children’s lives upside down. Finally, Mary Ann and George’s son, Todd, is at a crossroads with his girlfriend, Laura, as he starts a new job at the city’s animal shelter. There, Todd works with the incorrigible Elle, an oddly shaped dervish of a dog that Todd stubbornly tries to train as a service dog. However lovable, Elle has a hard time staying out of trouble, and the refrain “No, Elle! No, Elle!” is often heard throughout town.
As Christmas quickly approaches, the lives of these families will intersect in unexpected ways—old relationships will be redefined and new friendships forged. And surprising news guarantees that one family’s collective life will be changed forever.
Throughout the story, Kincaid tackles the real-life challenges with family and marriage. As a divorce mediator, Kincaid deals firsthand with marital issues, and in particular the impact of divorce on children. Kincaid also sheds light on a second timely subject: Rudolph, Frosty, Santa, the Grinch—are all men. As he wonders why women are excluded from holiday stories, Kincaid brings Mrs. Clause back to the forefront. Here, Kincaid presents a holiday character that interjects a fresh approach as a woman who stands up for her beliefs against others who may question her motives and abilities.
ABOUT THE BOOK
By Gregory Kincaid
Convergent • On-Sale Date: October 24th, 2017
Hardcover • Price: $16.00 • ISBN: 978-1-5247-6119-6
About the Author
GREG KINCAID is a practicing lawyer in Kansas who helped to start the Changing Lives Through Literature Program in Kansas. He is also involved in pet advocacy and the mentoring of young people. The father of five children, he lives in Johnson County, Kansas, with his wife and two dogs.
Find out more at GregKincaid.com
Balsam Range Celebrates Holiday EP, Spreads Christmas Cheer With Radio, Television & Festival Appearances
"IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME is rich, sentimental, wonderful, magical ..."
- David Allan, Country Music People
"A just-right blend of secular and spiritual - something for everybody who
celebrates the holiday." - David Morris, Bluegrass Today
". . . a great new stocking-stuffer." - Bill Foster, Bluegrass Unlimited
Nashville, TN (November 29, 2017) - World-renowned Bluegrass quintet BALSAM RANGE celebrates the success of their debut holiday EP, IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME, as they spread Christmas cheer with upcoming appearances on radio, television and the stage. A mix of contemporary and traditional tunes, IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME offers orchestrated holiday music by the award-winning band. Released in October, the EP has enjoyed four weeks on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, where it debuted at #7. Fans can purchase the music HERE, and catch BALSAM RANGE:
Thursday, Nov. 30
Justin Reed Show (WMTS FM - Murfreesboro, TN) @ 8:30 a.m. ET (live interview with Tim Surrett)
SiriusXM Radio's Bluegrass Junction Channel 62 @ 11:30 a.m. ET (Kyle Cantrell and Tim Surrett)
Thursday, Nov. 30 - Sunday, Dec 17
Bluegrass Ridge TV Show (Darren Nicholson special guest artist host). The program airs on Heartland TV, The Family Channel, Angel Two Network (Dish-TV), Keep It Country TV-UK / Ireland, Country TV (New Zealand) and additional cable systems. Check listings for additional airings.
Friday, Dec. 1 & Saturday, Dec. 2
Second Annual Balsam Range Art of Music Festival at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. On Dec. 2, Balsam Range with Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble will perform tunes from IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME during the closing show. Purchase tickets now; only a few seats remain.
Saturday, Dec. 2
SiriusXM Radio's enLighten Channel 65 @ 12 Noon ET (Tim Surrett hosts)
Monday, Dec. 4
Flashpoint Bluegrass Radio on www.worldwidebluegrass.com @ 9 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Dec. 5
These native Western North Carolinians have created a beautiful collection for holiday music lovers and they hope to see their fans and neighbors during their Festival. "This was a unique opportunity for us," notes Balsam Range spokesman Tim Surrett. "We are eager to share this music - and the incredibly beautiful Lake Junaluska area with all music fans. We're definitely feeling the Christmas spirit this year and invite everyone to come, sing along, and ring some bells with us."
IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME was produced by Balsam Range members Buddy Melton (fiddle, lead and tenor vocals), Darren Nicholson (mandolin, octave mandolin, lead vocals, baritone and low tenor vocals), Dr. Marc Pruett (banjo), Tim Surrett (bass, dobro, baritone and lead vocals) and Caleb Smith (guitar, lead & baritone vocals) and recorded at Crossroads Studios in Asheville, North Carolina for Mountain Home Music Company. Cody McVey wrote the arrangements for the Nashville Recording Orchestra and Bobby Shin recorded the orchestra at the Library Studios in Nashville.
ABOUT BALSAM RANGE
BR, formed in 2007, has become one of the genre's most award-winning acts in recent years, garnering 11 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on the heels of six critically-acclaimed albums. The group has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals from coast to coast, selling out venues across the nation, and in multiple appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. Their previous outing, MOUNTAIN VOODOO, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart and remains on that chart after 55 weeks. Three singles from the album reached #1 on the Bluegrass Today Chart, including "Blue Collar Dreams," which spent three consecutive months at the top. The disc was recently honored as the IBMA's 2017 Album of the Year.
Review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios present a PG, 109 minute, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, original story by Unkrich and Jason Katz with a theatre release date of November 22, 2017.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WALKING WITH PEETY
The Dog Who Saved My Life
By Eric O’Grey with Mark Dagostino
Grand Central Publishing Hardcover
Pub date: October 10, 2017
$26.00 / ISBN: 9781478971160
eBook ISBN: 9781478971146
Nick Small, Associate Director of Publicity
Grand Central Life & Style
Grand Central Publishing is proud to present WALKING WITH PEETY by Eric O’Grey with
Mark Dagostino, a heartwarming story of how transformation can come from surprising
places—a visit to an animal shelter and finding a special dog ended up saving Eric O’Grey’s
O’Grey was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts,
and the onset of type 2 diabetes, he went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed
a shelter dog. And that’s when O’Grey met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and
forgotten dog who, like O’Grey, had seen better days. The two adopted each other and began
an incredible journey, forming a bond of unconditional love that forever changed their
lives. Over the course of their first year together, O’Grey lost 150 pounds and Peety lost 25.
As a result, O’Grey reversed his diabetes, got off all medication, and became happy and
healthy for the first time in his life. He started dating for the first time in fifteen years—and
eventually reconnected with the long-lost love of his life. And Peety? His love would lead
the way on the doggie adventure of a lifetime. WALKING WITH PEETY is for anyone who
is ready to make a change in his or her life, and for everyone who knows the joy, love, and
hope that a dog can inspire. This is more than a tale of mutual rescue. This is an epic story
of friendship and strength.
ERIC O’GREY is an inspirational speaker with a bachelor of science in finance from San
Jose State University and a Juris Doctor from Emory University. Eric enjoys long-distance
running with his dog, Jake, gourmet plant-based cooking, and spending time with his wife,
Jaye. He is passionate about animal kindness, plant-based nutrition, and helping others
reverse obesity and achieve their optimal weight and happiness. More information about
Eric and his initiatives is available on his website EricandPeety.com.
MARK DAGOSTINO is a multiple New York Times bestselling coauthor whose career has
been built through the sharing of uplifting and inspirational stories. Before becoming an
author, Mark served ten years on staff as a correspondent, columnist, and senior writer for
People magazine in New York and Los Angeles. More information is available on his website
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