Mind Power Author Stephen Richards

Mind Power Author Stephen Richards

Thursday, 28 February 2013

How Gordon Sumner Used Positive Thinking To Make Fame Happen Before He Became Rockstar Sting - By Stephen Richards

Back in the 1970s, two young men were sitting in a Tyneside (England) pub at a table staring into the dregs of their beer. They were both down on their luck. However, one of the men said, "I’m just waiting for the chance to burst onto the world. I want to go to London and become a word-famous pop star and musician. I’m simply wasting my talents here in Newcastle. I've got to move on. I just feel special; that’s all. Is that so bad?” The man talking? Sting!

See the full story in the new book ‘Three Sumner Tales’ based on the Sting endorsed biography 'A Sting in the Tale' (the only biography about, and approved of, by Sting) by Sting's friend James Berryman.

Three Sumner Tales is a story of Sting the boy, the young man; it is an utterly stunning piece of work. Adapted by James Berryman into 3 x 30 minute semi-biographical situation comedies (TV sitcom) from the book ‘A Sting in the Tail’, the only biography about, and approved of, by Sting.

Each eye-wateringly funny dialogue in this e-book is based on real life events featuring Sting, Jim Berryman and related characters. It is set in 60s and 70s Newcastle before Sting rose to fame as the frontman of the band The Police.

Each of these real life scripts delivers some truly slick comedy, and Jim Berryman’s writing talents bring to each one of them a kind of magic that is quite hilarious and in the tradition of TV’s ‘Only Fool’s and Horses’, ‘Dad’s Army’ and ‘Fawlty Towers’. The intricate storylines in ‘Three Sumner Tales’ are delivered with a sprinkling of slapstick that has been lovingly-crafted. Even though these relate to some years after their setting, Jim Berryman’s writing is evergreen. Revealed within are issues of Sting’s personality, excitement and triumph, all set against a setting that will appeal to any age.   


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Saturday, 23 February 2013

CATASTROPHIC VIBRATIONAL NEGATIVITY in Sharm el Sheikh by Stephen Richards

Warning: This file image taken during a dive tour in Sharm el-Sheikh shows a female swimmer relaxing in the water - seemingly unaware that an Oceanic white tip shark is swimming near by. Tourists have been advised to avoid cheap dive tour operators after violent shark attacks at the popular resort
Apologies if this posting sounds negative, but it is meant to save lives and to be a positive post! Call me mad, call me whatever, but something needs urgently attending to. It was on opening my browser I caught sight of the place name Sharm el Sheikh. Well of course I travel the world so any place names attracts me, especially as I have not been to that place in Egypt.

I discovered on reading the piece that a man had recently drowned there. Now if memorey serves me correct I know that someone else had drowned there a number of years ago from when I used to read newspapers. So I did a search and what I discovered is numbing!

2013 - 50-year-old British man drowned while swimming on Friday.

2012 - A lawyer representing 140 families who fell ill at the Holiday Village Red Sea in Sharm el-Sheikh this summer, is calling for the hotel to be "closed down".

2012 - Ten people were killed and five injured when an East Delta Company bus crashed.

2012 - Scuba diver also missing and feared dead. Two divers, including one UK national, are feared dead after they failed to return from a dive in the popular resort of Sharm el Sheikh.

2012 - Frenchman, 42, has been shot and killed in the Red Sea town of Sharm el-Sheikh.

2011 - A death in the pool at Coral Sea Imperial at Sharm el-Sheikh. And an unknown man died in a pool from a heart attack.

2010 - Sharm el-Sheikh shark attacks (three in a week) were a series of attacks by sharks on swimmers off the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. 1 December 2010, three Russians and one Ukrainian were seriously injured within minutes of each other, and on 5 December 2010 a German woman was killed, when they were attacked while wading or snorkeling near the shoreline.

2008 - Adel basha drowning in sharm el sheikh.

2005 - Sharm el-Sheikh attacks were a series of terror attacks on 23 July 2005, perpetrated by an Islamist organization. Two Britons were among 90 killed in a series of terror attacks in Egypt, a hospital manager said today.

I could go on and on and on and on ... so beware of Sharm el Sheikh. The problem is that once Catastrophic Vibrational Negativity starts off then it is very difficult to shift it. I am sure many, many of you will disagree, but if it saves one life then I have done my job.

Just as a side issue, this whole bundle of negativity energy can be traced back to 3 January 2004 when a charter flight operated by Egyptian charter company Flash Airlines crashed into the Red Sea shortly after takeoff from Sharm el-Sheikh Int. Airport, killing all 135 passengers and all 13 crew members. The findings of the crash investigation are controversial, with accident investigators from the different countries involved not agreeing on the cause!

UPDATE - March 2013
A British couple were kidnapped while on the way to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh by Bedouin tribesmen. However, the good news is that they were released following negotiations with security officials.

UPDATE - May 18 2013
Please see my updated article on a further death at Sharm el-Sheik by clicking here.


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Monday, 11 February 2013

What Have A Radiographer And A Dog Sled Racer In Common? By Stephen Richards

When Scottish radiographer (and author) George Korankye was contacted by Edinburgh Evening News reporter Dawn Morrison about the benefits local libraries can bring to their communities, little did he know that he had just embarked on writing a novel that would link him to dog sled racer Julie Finlayson!

During the conversation with Dawn Morrison, George discovered how dog groomer Julie Finlayson had lost her grandmother to motor neuron disease (MND) and was planning to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease Charity (MND Scotland) by completing a dog sled run that would take her through the Arctic Circle on a 250- mile-long husky trail.

George heard how Julie’s grandmother had lost her fight for life to the stalking killer MND, and immediately became sympathetic to the pain Julie had experienced. Julie was planning to tackle a sled race in Norway in April 2013 to raise funds for MND Scotland, and she desperately needed monies to equip her dog team. 

A phased-out novel about a dog race that George had been working on sprang to mind, and soon he was in contact with Julie and their conversation was enlightening. To aid Julie’s enterprise, George would rework the novel to include a character that has MND. This would fit in nicely with her fundraising venture.
However, the book was in need of a publisher! George used his old contact Stephen Richards at Mirage Publishing to see if the project could be facilitated by them. Long story short, and some time later, a script was presented to Mirage Publishing and George had a contract to supply the script for publication by them. The book was to be entitled Away the Lassie.

However, things started to snowball and before long, Julie’s SOS for help had been picked up on by various others who then decided to help in their chosen fields of profession.
Scottish author and radiographer George Korankye
Oh, and the novel Away the Lassie? Well that’s about the Bedinfield family, and it alludes to the injustices, prejudices and prevailing attitudes of some in the Victorian period towards the weaker sex when Lucy Bedinfield plans to be the first woman to tackle the Zasuma Quest, a taxing 1,000-mile sled hike into the Canadian tundra. That may seem like a simple story, but there are so many twists and turns that involve love and so many other raw emotions. 

A substantial portion of any royalties from the novel Away the Lassie will be donated by the author George Korankye to Julie Finlayson and MND Scotland. The ebook is now available from February 2013.

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