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Gen LaGreca
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Gen is an award-winning novelist who writes stories with innovative plots, strong romance, and liberty - spirited themes.
Gen is an award-winning novelist who writes stories with innovative plots, strong romance, and liberty - spirited themes.

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Today my historical murder mystery, A DREAM OF DARING, is the Featured Book of the Day at Kindle Books and Tips.
http://fkbt.com/2018/08/09/thursdays-featured-kindle-book-42/

I want to give a heartfelt thank you to all my treasured fans and friends for your encouragement. My fourth novel is half-finished. Hope to complete it by early 2019.
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A Dream of Daring is on sale this week
Kindle edition is $0.99 on Amazon. In the South before the Civil War, one man’s radical ideas and breakthrough invention threaten the townspeople’s privileged way of life, based on slavery and power. The result is a shocking murder. https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B1HPMZY
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USA Today Review of an Excellent, Must-see Movie, “Little Pink House.”
By Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Opinion
columnist April 16, 2018 Susette Kelo's 'Little Pink House' movie shed lights on an
often-ignored subject: Whether or not the government has the right to take your
property. Like some sort of HGTV dream, Susette Kelo found ...
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Remembering Dr. Edith Packer
Clinical psychologist Dr. Edith Packer has passed away. The world has lost a magnificent person. She was my longtime friend and mentor. She was the one who encouraged me to write fiction, which changed my life and greatly enhanced my happiness.

For those of you who knew Dr. Packer, there is a beautiful eulogy for her that her husband, Dr. George Reisman, wrote, posted on his blog. Included in it is the heroic story of how she escaped the Holocaust. The link to the eulogy is: http://bit.ly/2BsDhHq

Dr. Packer wrote a ground-breaking book on psychology, available as a Kindle ebook. It’s called “Lectures on Psychology.”

Here is a link to the book’s Amazon page:
https://www.amazon.com/Lectures-Psychology-Edith-Packer-ebook/dp/B00ENAPR3S

Below is an excerpt from my Amazon review of her book. I hope you’ll want to read “Lectures on Psychology,” an important work for anyone interested in understanding the psychological requirements for achieving happiness and for living in a free society.

From Amazon review, posted by Winged Victory Press (Gen LaGreca):

"The lectures describe Dr. Packer's theories and methods, many of which are original and ground-breaking. Throughout the narrative the author clarifies and illustrates her points with numerous examples from her clinical practice. The result is a book that offers new and important concepts for professionals in the field, as well as a remarkably easy-to-read text for laymen to understand and digest.

"In a world awash with irrationality, as our world seems to be, we are prone to suffer at least some degree of psychological damage. Starting in our formative years and continuing into adulthood, we can be pulled down into the quicksand of inexplicable emotional reactions, fear of failure, self-doubt, anxiety, debilitating anger, and other psychological downslides. Dr. Packer's work provides a lifeline to the solid ground of reason, self-esteem, values, and the pursuit of happiness, where human life thrives.

"One of Dr. Packer's many insights that I found to be extremely helpful is her identification of "happiness skills," i.e., her therapeutic techniques for helping a patient to overcome his fears, to think for himself, to identify his values, and then to take action toward achieving them.

"Another breakthrough concept is the way in which Dr. Packer demystifies emotions. She explains how emotions are not causeless, and how they can be traced back to past evaluations we've made. This puts our emotions within our cognitive control to understand, to evaluate, and, if necessary, to change.

"All of her methods put us in control of our lives in a fundamental way and help us to achieve self-confidence and happiness.

"In giving us the psychological tools to create a healthy mental state, Dr. Packer also gives us the necessary foundation of a healthy political state and society. She shows how to become the kind of person that is suited to living in a free society---a person who is self-sufficient, able to take responsibility for his own life, and supremely eager, confident, and happy to be the master of his own fate.

"This is a book that applies and integrates the philosophy of reason to the field of psychology. In doing so, it is a pivotal work in our journey toward a new Age of Enlightenment, i.e., toward a rebirth of the ideas of reason, individualism, and freedom. For a free society to exist, we not only have to have rational philosophical, political, and economic ideas. We also have to have healthy individuals who possess the mental resources to live by reason, to be self-reliant, to take care of themselves, and to prosper and thrive in a free society. Such individuals embrace their freedom and wouldn't have it any other way. 'Lectures on Psychology' paves the way toward this brighter future for the individual and for society."
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Remembering Dr. Edith Packer
Clinical psychologist Dr. Edith Packer has passed away. The
world has lost a magnificent person. She was my longtime friend and mentor. She
was the one who encouraged me to write fiction, which changed my life and greatly
enhanced my happiness. For those of...
Remembering Dr. Edith Packer
Remembering Dr. Edith Packer
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Pioneer vs. Welfare State
My Kindle e-book, "The Pioneer vs. the Welfare State," is FREE today on Amazon. It's #1 in Political Freedom on Amazon Free Books today. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I3QCLWS
Pioneer vs. Welfare State
Pioneer vs. Welfare State
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My Kindle e-book, "The Pioneer vs. the Welfare State," is FREE today on Amazon. It's #1 in Political Freedom on Amazon Free Books today. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I3QCLWS
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Gen LaGreca's Novels Take 2 Awards in 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards
The 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards are in, and A DREAM OF DARING won an award in Legacy Fiction and FUGITIVE FROM ASTERON won an award in Young Adult Fiction.
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