Cherokee Wisdom

Today’s Featured Author and Book

Cherokee Wisdom:

12 Lessons for Becoming a Powerful Leader

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Book Description:

In this book, Leadership Expert Cynthia M. Ruiz taps into her Cherokee roots to share profound advise on developing your unique Leadership Style. Everyone is different yet has the ability to be a powerful leader in many aspects of their life. These twelve lessons are powerful reminders of what attributes are needed to become a leader, which benefits yourself and others.

Cynthia is proud to come from blended cultures and feels she takes the best from both worlds, Latina & Native American. She has been know to say “ I get my passion for life from my Mexican side and my spiritualty and respect for the environment from my Cherokee roots”

She has received over 50 awards and accolades for her Leadership and philanthropy. Hollywood Chamber has named her a “Women of Distinction” and she appeared in the Discover the Gift with the Dala Lama, Michael Bernard Beckwith and Jack Canfield.

Cynthia has a Masters Degree in Counseling and has worked with people her entire life. She lives in Los Angeles where she enjoys the diversity of a metropolitan city. 

“Sometimes we complicate our own lives, ancient wisdom can remind us to keep it simple. One simple lesson many leaders miss the mark is humility.”


Cynthia M. Ruiz

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Cynthia M. Ruiz is an Author, Professor, Inspirational Speaker and Leadership expert. Receiving over 50 accolades and awards for her leadership and service to Los Angeles.  She currently serves as a Los Angeles City Commissioner overseeing a multibillion-dollar pension portfolio for City employees.

 She has received the prestigious Hollywood Chamber “Women of Distinction Award, the HOPE “Ray of Hope” award and the Weingart, “Women Building LA Award.  Twice the California Apparel News has listed her on their renowned List of Influential People and LA Weekly showcased her in their people addition.

Cynthia has over twenty years of experience teaching and public speaking. She is the author of two books , “Cherokee Wisdom- 12 Lessons for Becoming a Powerful Leader” and “Finding Sane Relationships in a Crazy World”. She appeared in Discover the Gift (movie/book) with such notables, as is Holiness the Dala Lama, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jack Canfield and many more. 

Her career has placed her in many leadership roles including President of the Board of Public Works for the City of Los Angeles where she had oversight of 5,000 employees and a billion dollar per year budget. She has worked as an Executive at the number one container Port in the US and has successfully run her own business.

Coming from blended cultures (Latina and Native American), she enjoys a passion for life and an appreciation of the gifts of Mother Nature.

Cynthia knows the importance of giving back and always strives to stay humble. As a Latina she has a passion for women empowerment and started the Wise Latina Network.  Her Cherokee values have inspired her to teach others with her lessons.  She has does this through her books and workshops.

She lives in Los Angeles where she enjoys the diversity of a metropolitan city. 

http://cynthiamruiz.com

 


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Twelve Spirits of Christmas – Entered in the Holiday Book Contest

4 Stars

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Kathryn M. Hearst

Twelve Spirits of Christmas is Kathryn M. Hearst’s second novel about Tessa Lamar, a Cherokee woman who uses her psychic abilities to assist the Orange County Police Department. In this adventure, Tessa is trying to unravel the mystery of a dangerous serial killer who uses lyrics from the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” to choose his victims. It isn’t as easy as she would have hoped, especially while managing a hectic jumble of colorful family members, a steamy romance, and her newfound mystical abilities. Her time is limited, though, and she must race to catch the killer before he has a chance to finish the carol. 

Twelve Spirits of Christmas is an odd mix of things that don’t usually go together (Cherokee folklore, crime drama, and Christmas, to name the obvious ones). It’s a little difficult to wrap your head around in the beginning; for a good amount of the novel, the plot seemed to be all over the place. Thankfully, as the story progressed, it did begin to be easier to follow. 

Once you get past the oddness of the plot, Twelve Spirits of Christmas is actually an excellent book. Kathryn M. Hearst’s characters are simultaneously believable and extraordinary, which made them very entertaining to read about. Her style of writing is full of imagery and quirkiness, while still maintaining the sense of suspense and mystery that keeps pages turning. Twelve Spirits of Christmas is a bit different, to be sure, but it is definitely a great read.

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Fairfield’s Auction

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Fairfield’s Auction

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Book Description:

On a cold winter evening in the small mountain town of Witherston, Georgia, antique dealer Hempton Fairfield auctions off rare Cherokee artifacts, Appalachian antiques, and a young African Grey parrot. Late that night, a blizzard stops traffic for a three-mile stretch of the Witherston Highway, prohibiting anyone’s arrival or departure and stranding an eighteen-wheel semi full of chickens. The next morning two bodies are discovered in the snow, the chickens are running free, and the parrot is missing, leaving a number of unanswered questions. What happened? Where’s the parrot? How did the chickens escape the stranded truck? Who rightfully owns the remnants of the thousand-year-old Cherokee civilization? Who killed the two men? And, most importantly, how many more bodies will turn up before the killer is caught?


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Betty Jean Craige

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Dr. Betty Jean Craige has published books in the fields of Spanish poetry, modern literature, history of ideas, politics, ecology, and art.  She is a scholar, a translator, a teacher, and a novelist. http://www.bettyjeancraige.com/

 


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