Merle Amodeo Reveals Poems on Heartaches in New Anthology

TORONTO (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

Literature has immortalized love since the dawn of civilization, producing the most heartrending stories ever known to mankind. Still, it never gets out of date and continues to allure those smitten by its splendor. The same passion for the enigma of love motivates author Merle Amodeo to pen a poignant collection of poetry capturing the depth of emotions that prevail in human relationships.

After Love” (published by Xlibris) is an anthology of poetic verse written in a span of eight years. The poet passionately examines the complex relationships between two people, which encompass the human emotions of love, anger, jealousy, and forgiveness. Her writing offers a genuine gift in the playful treatment of love and passion, phrased in poems that are sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in love. Love is, as these poems acknowledge, easy for people to get into but heartbreaking to leave.

Excerpt from ‘Glorious:’

Even now,

pushing seventy,

she looks at the world

through the eyes of a squirrel.

Every man she meets

is a nut

she wants to hide away

for the long, lonely winter.

Passionate and enchanting in its entirety, “After Love” offers an enduring reminder of love’s beauty and sorrow and the countless sacrifices mankind has made for its sake.

“After Love”

By Merle Amodeo

Hardcover | 6x9in | 76 pages | ISBN 9781499081930

Softcover | 6x9in | 76 pages | ISBN 9781499081954

E-Book | 76 pages | ISBN 9781499081947

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Merle Amodeo was born in Toronto and now lives in the beaches area of the city. She remembers writing creatively as soon as she could form letters into words. She taught at elementary schools in Toronto and Oakville and at Durham College in Oshawa for more than 30 years. Since her retirement in 2004, she has published two chapbooks of poetry, ”Let Me In” and ”Because of You” and a novel, ”Call Waiting,” with Hidden Brook Press. In 2011, ten of her poems were published in Spanish and English in ”Taste of the Rainbow” by Sand Crab Books.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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Finsource Launches First Automated PR Platform for Financial Industry

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2014

-Plans starting as low as $ 99/month

-Finsource helps small firms and agencies to build institutional brands without institutional budgets

The financial public relations industry is about to get a serious makeover. Finsource, new tech startup based in New York and Los Angeles, today launched the first fully-automated PR platform for financial firms and financial-focused PR and marketing agencies. For a monthly fee of just $ 99, Finsource users can get the power of a specialist PR agency in their web browsers and can launch PR and marketing campaigns within minutes.

Finsource automates everything clients expect from a great PR firm – a comprehensive, personalized onboarding process; access to premier media influencers; tailored editorial, event and award opportunities; collateral templates; press release distribution; and consulting – all for a fraction of the cost of traditional PR support. Finsource not only provides users with tailored PR data, but also enables them to deliver content and contact influencers directly from the platform.

Founded by a team of technologists and PR professionals, Finsource revolutionizes the way PR is delivered. According to Finsource Co-Founder and CEO Dan Simon, “We believe the PR industry today is where the travel agency model was 20 years ago. Consumers went to their travel agents for every trip, no matter how small or routine. Today, consumers use travel agents exclusively for very specific, highly technical purposes and rely on themselves for the rest. Within three years, the administrative tasks of PR like client onboarding, media list creation, event and award research and media requests will not be bundled in retainers together with high level consulting, creative work or delivery. Finsource is poised to disrupt the PR industry the way internet booking engines disrupted travel in the late 90s.”

At launch, Finsource will focus on the financial industry and cater to small financial firms, advisors and PR agencies with financial clients. However, the Finsource team aims to expand the platform to other verticals once established in the financial space.

Finsource features include:

    Automatic, personalized onboarding that has users up and running in moments
    A tailored database of editorial opportunities, events, awards and special offers tailored to the user’s business goals and expertise
    Automated website analysis that provides insights into website performance against key search terms
    Trending topics tool with Influence Finder™ that identifies key topics on the minds of important influencers in real time
    An automatically tailored database of relevant influencers to contact
    A database of configurable PR and marketing templates that deliver an advantage in launching PR campaigns
    Access to live consultant support should users need guidance at any time

Sang Lee, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Aite Group, a leading research firm in technology and finance, explained, ”Finsource harvests valuable PR information and insight and consolidates it in all into a single platform in a digestible format. It’s rather like a Bloomberg Terminal for PR. I can see how this would be an invaluable tool for small financial firms who are attempting to raise their profiles on a budget.”

Andrew McNair, President and founder of Swan Capital, a leading independent advisor, commented, “Finsource is a must-have for any advisor looking to grow their practice and their reputation.”



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Cheap How the Grinch Stole Christmas Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes How the Grinch Stole Christmas Ticket Prices at Madison Square Garden in New York City (NYC)

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2014

Ticket Down announces that they have cut ticket prices across the board for the holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas at all locations.

With the leaves changing across the Northeast United States, residents are quickly getting in the holiday spirit. One of the top reasons why the change to fall is a great one across the United States is Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. The tour got underway in late October at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall in Springfield, MO; and will run through stops at the Buell Theatre in Denver, CO from Dec. 17-28. The show will allow fans of the legendary book to see the classic story played out in a big way.

2014 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Schedule:

Tulsa Performing Arts Center – Chapman Music Hall in Tulsa, OK (November 4-9)
Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, NM (November 11-15)
Capitol Theatre – UT in Salt Lake City (November 18-20)
INB Performing Arts Center in Spokane, WA (November 26-30)
Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA (December 2-7)
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, CA (December 10-14)
The Theater at Madison Square Garden (MSG) (December 5-28)
The Buell Theatre in Denver, CO from (December 17-28)

The event has been met with much acclaim and tickets are selling at a record pace. The New York Times called it “100 times better than any bedside story.” When fans attend their local venue to see the much anticipated show, they will hear all of the hit songs from the classic movie including, “Welcome Christmas,” and “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” During the show, Max the Dog will serve as the narrator while the Grinch is up to his usual no-good as he attempts to steal Christmas from The Whos.

Between opening and ending dates of the tour, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will visit many of the bigger markets across the United States, as well as many of the smaller markets. Among the venues the show will stop at include The Chicago Theater in Chicago, IL; Chapman Music Hall in Tulsa, OK; The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY and Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT.

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will feature incredible choreography and great newly designed sets. This incredible show will serve as a wonderful first-time play for any fan of the book, television special, and movie.


Ticket Down delivers tickets to sold out concerts and events worldwide when no one else can, and they do so at discounted prices. This popular ticket exchange has How the Grinch Stole Christmas tickets at all locations. Fans can choose from general admission seating, VIP seats, balcony and mezzanine seating. Ticket Down encourages their customers to add promo/coupon code CHEAP for added savings on any ticket order.

Note: Ticket Down is a ticket reseller featuring tickets resold by professional ticket brokers nationwide. We are not associated with any of the artists or venues mentioned in this release. The names that are used in this release are purely for descriptive purposes. We are not affiliated with nor do we endorse any musical artists or venues in this release.

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