Pamela Ackerson – International bestselling author

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Pamela Ackerson’s storytelling all began with her younger brother, creating wonderful children’s stories on vacation trips to keep him occupied. Later, she started writing poems and short stories as a teen.

Born and raised in Newport, RI where history is a way of life, Pam now lives on the Space Coast of Florida where you are encourage to reach for the stars. She’s just a hop, skip, and jump from Orlando and Disney World, where imagination and fantasy abounds. She has three children, all girls, three grandchildren, and a wonderful husband who puts up with her writer quirks.

Pam may have majored in child psychology with a minor in English, but her distinguished choice of careers never made fruition. Instead, life led her to working in restaurants, interior decorating, owning an advertising business, content editor for a publishing house, teaching and owning a ballroom dance studio, and real estate investments. She is a practicing herbalist and has been involved in the use of natural treatment with raw herbs for over thirty years. As her day job, she currently works as the V.P. of Marketing and Advertising for the book review magazine, Affaire de Coeur.

I am the Marketing and Advertising Director at Affaire de Coeur Book Review Magazine

If you are an author and are interested in promoting your book or books with the magazine, I will be happy to work with you and do everything I can to make life easier for you. or

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Spirit Guidance Listens

The Wilderness Series all began with a dream.

Determined to write my first book I started researching about the Cherokee Indians. Piles of research, books loaned from the library, and a foot high pile of spiral notebooks with notes about who I wanted to write about and why. Open encyclopedias, tagged pages lay strewn across the furniture and on the floor of our family room.

It was forced. It felt forced. I wasn’t listening to my voices. I should’ve known better but it had been such a long time, almost twelve years, since I had sat down to write. It was frustrating and I was ready to give up.

Then, the eagles returned. It was mating season. It was comforting, they were always near me. We had them flying overhead, nests in our backyard. They were my eagles.

At first I wasn’t paying attention to the dreams. I was dreaming about eagles. I set it aside as normal, typical… I had seen them earlier that day. That’s why I was dreaming about them. Until they had me fly with them.

Yes. Off I went flying beside them. Three nights in a row they took me to the same spot. Three nights the eagles would turn into Indian warriors after we landed. Three nights I heard them speak to me. It was a place I’d never been, had never seen. What was the dream trying to tell me? Where was I going? The hills were lush and green but in the distance the mountains were dark, almost black. I had no idea but being who I am, I was going to find out.

The rectangular table at the library was covered in books, opened to pictures of mountains from all over the United States. There was one picture from South Dakota that looked familiar. I took the book home and stared at the images of the Black Hills. I knew where I landed. I knew who the warriors were.

I knew who I was going to write about, the Lakota. A year later, with a huge amount of research under my belt, I started writing. Every once in a while the eagles would come back to me in my dreams and I embraced their guidance. I listened. (Yes, my Native American name that was given to me is Spirit Guidance.)

The Wilderness Series is a time travel saga about a modern day surgeon who finds herself in the wilds of Lakota territory, living through the Little Big Horn battle, and finding true love. It will make you laugh, cry, angry, and just about any other emotion you can think of, but in the end, there will be no regrets. A slight cliff-hanger in the first book gives subtle hints which help the reader see that it’s a happy for now.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.
Have a good moments day,
Pam Ackerson

Wilderness Series

Wilderness Series

Historical and Contemporary Romance

“Stories that stir within us the unquenchable hope for a better tomorrow.”


History, Suspense, Romance, and the Supernatural

Welcome to my humble home on the web.

If you like historical fiction, time-travel, suspense, a twist of the paranormal, Native American stories, Wounded Knee, the Little Big Horn battle and contemporary romance, you have come to the right place. My non-fiction book on herbal remedies is also available. Thank you for visiting my author page. I am very happy that you took time out of your precious day. You could have gone anywhere and you came here. Take your time and enjoy!

A special thanks to Her Most Awesomeness author Jean Joachim for designing all four book covers for the Wilderness Series!

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The time travel saga continues with book 4

16 years ago, Matthew Standing Deer’s father was killed in the Little Big Horn battle. He has returned to the past, to the Lakota, to visit with family and friends. All was going well until Matthew arrived at the reservation and all hell broke loose. Death and darkness surround him and the Lakota. Will Matthew survive the tragedy of Wounded Knee; only to watch the end of an era for the home of the braves? Read the chapter preview. Purchase Book 4 E-book Warriors of the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series Book 4)


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Wilderness Bound — Fire-fighter and paramedic, Matthew Standing Deer returns to the past, to the Lakota, only to find himself hurtled into danger, uncontrollable greed, and searching for a serial killer. Danger looms over everyone’s head. How will he find his one true love when all he can do is fight to survive? Read the chapter preview. Purchase Book 3 Available in Print or E-book Wilderness Bound (The Wilderness Series Book 3)




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The time-travel saga continues. Dr. Karen Anderson returns to the past, to the Lakota and her life with Standing Deer. The Little Big Horn Battle – Custer’s Last Stand looms, ending a lifestyle the People have always known. Over the span of time, they fight for freedom and the promise of tomorrow. Book 2 of the Wilderness Series is now available as an e-book on Amazon. Death follows all who oppose the westward movement.  Read the chapter preview to Into the Wilderness Available in paperback or e-book.

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Dreams – our most intimate desires where you find yourself in a world without rules or boundaries. Modern-day surgeon, Karen Anderson, transported into the past – finds herself dreaming of faraway lands, the power of mind over matter … spirited away, swept into the arms of a sensual, dark-haired warrior, Standing Deer. Her scientific mind wants to reject what she can see and feel. From her modern-day hustle and bustle to the serenity of the life on the Plains … to the battle for freedom, she finds herself fighting for her life. Over the span of time, they fight for yesterday and together find the promise of tomorrow.  Read an excerpt of Across the Wilderness  Available in paperback or e-book.


Purchase paperback copy from your favorite bookstore or follow the link below to purchase from Amazon.

Wilderness Bound (The Wilderness Series) (Volume 3)

Into the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series) (Volume 2)

Across the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series) (Volume 1)


E-books available exclusively on Amazon

Purchase E-book  Across the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series Book 1)

Purchase Book 2 E-book  Into the Wilderness (Wilderness Series Book 2)

Purchase Book 3 E-book Wilderness Bound (The Wilderness Series Book 3)

Purchase Book 4 E-book Warriors of the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series Book 4)



Children’s Stories

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The Long and Little Doggie Children’s Series A Granny Pants Story (Pre-school to first reader) Available in paperback and e-book.

The Long and Little Doggie Book 1

Based on a true story — Let your children enjoy the wonders and adventures of pets that join a family, bringing joy and heartwarming moments to their everyday lives. This story is about Tubby and Riley, two dogs who needed a good, loving home. Purchase The Long and Little Doggie (The Long and LIttle Doggie Series Book 1)

Riley Gets into Predicaments Book 2

Children will enjoy reading and hearing about the silly antics of a puppy still learning how to be a good listener. This story is about Riley, a cute, little, rescue puppy who gets into all sorts of predicaments. Purchase Riley Gets Into Predicaments:(The Long and Little Doggie) (Volume 2)


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El Perrito Largo y él Perrito Pequeño

Permita a sus niños que disfruten de las maravillas y aventuras de las mascotas domésticas que se integran a la familia, llevando alegría y momentos conmovedores a su vida cotidiana.

Esta historia es acerca de Tubby y Riley, dos perritos  que necesitan de un hogar bueno y cariñoso.



Slowly but Surely…

In the Works:

The Gingerbread House — a contemporary/mystery/romance which has become a time travel — go figure… lol.

Book 5 of the Wilderness Series — Out of the Wilderness September 2016

The Horse with the Silver Shoes — Preschool/kindergarten

The Long and Little Doggie — Great news. The Long and Little Doggie Series will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French! How awesome is that! Spanish and French are almost done. What an endeavor this has been!

Dear Margaret — based on a true story about a WWII Pearl Harbor survivor.

~~ Pambling Roads~~

Meeting the Americans and people from all over the world has been one of their greatest experiences. Pam and her husband Ray are traveling around the United States, Canada, and possibly Mexico.

Pambling Roads ~~ New Mexico to Arizona

We arrived in the late morning to a wonderful surprise. There were holding a mineral and gem show. We walked around a bit, checking out the vendors before we went back to the desk to purchase entrance into the zoo and gardens … Continue


Top Chef / Culinary Industry Professionals

Dear Readers: Welcome to the August – September 2016 issue of Shine On Hollywood Magazine (SOHM)!

Top Chef
Top Chef

As we say goodbye to Summer and hello to Fall, we boldly move forward and bring to you with anticipation, our first ever issue featuring Top Chef/Culinary Industry Professionals. There’s never shortage of talent in this town, as we present you with delicious inspiring stories from the gourmet kitchens of Hollywood and beyond. This month’s cover story features celebrity Gourmet Raw Vegan Chef, Be*Live. Brian James Lucas was born with dental and gastrointestinal disorders that threatened his life during childhood. Later as an adult facing legal troubles, and without formal culinary education, his initial investment in a raw vegan restaurant gave him the opportunity to develop his innate skills, and eventually Lucas reinvented himself using the new social media technologies, building a following as a celebrity chef and a pioneer of the gourmet raw vegan movement. If you’re curious about Raw Cuisine you won’t want to miss this article! Next up is Nomi Shannon, a living pioneer of the modern Gourmet Raw Food movement. After a series of health complications, Nomi gradually became a full Raw Vegan. After graduating from college at the age of 40, she became an educator in body cleansing using the raw lifestyle and recipes. Now at age 73, she’s in the best shape of her life running her own successful online business and has earned awards and accolades from the Raw Vegan community for her work and groundbreaking cook books. For those health-conscious readers interested in switching to “Raw,” look for tips on how to best make this salubrious decision. This month we are also featuring Chef Sean McDuff, who dropped out of school at the age of 17, and quickly realized the value of education. He went on to complete his GED. Sean found an interest in cooking and continued his journey by enrolling in the Art Institute of Atlanta, where he would go on to study the culinary arts. By the age of 20, Sean was winning awards and working in some of the hottest kitchens in the Atlanta area. He then went on to found Live2EatWell, a meal delivery service that offers an opportunity for families to eat healthy, locally-sourced, prepared meals in an effort to improve their well-being. We encourage you to “Let them be your motivation!” SOHM remains a politics and gossip free publication with its focus on, Real People, Real Stories, from the Arts and Pop Culture Community who make a difference by giving back, and we are delighted to share their heart-felt stories with you. We will continue to provide the industry’s foremost creative meeting place with monthly showcases, news, opinions, analysis, and audience feedback.
Next issue will feature an emphasis on Top Humanitarians and Philanthropists. Look for exclusive interviews with some of the hardest working men in the industry.
We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to your feedback and continued support! Enjoy, Arnold Garcia Founding Publisher Shine On Hollywood A&G Entertainment #ChefBeLive #NomiShannon #ChefSeanMcDuff #ShineOn #ShineOnHollywoodMagazine #SOHM #Chefs #Culinary #HollywoodStayPositive #NOGossip #GoDigital #freemagazine #freehollywoodmagazine #food #health #art #foodies #music #life

CNN Hero – Dr. Daniel Ivankovich

CNN Hero - Dr. Daniel Ivankovich

CNN Hero Dr. Daniel Ivankovich

After witnessing too many low-income patients with minor health issues fall into critical condition because they couldn’t afford proper medical care, orthopedic surgeon & CNN Hero Dr. Daniel Ivankovich vowed to treat people regardless of their ability to pay.

Since 2010, his nonprofit OnePatient – Global Health Initiative has provided medical treatment to more than 100,000 uninsured or under-insured patients.

He runs three health clinics and performs more than 600 surgeries per year for residents of Chicago’s most under-served communities.

CNN Hero & orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Ivankovich on his hope for troubled Chicago’s future.


CNN Hero & orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Ivankovich

Learn more about CNN Hero Dr. Daniel Ivankovich at:

Seven-Foot Surgeon Helps The Needy

People who need surgery, but can’t afford it, are turning to a man whose heart is as big as his stature. Tired of seeing people suffer because they can’t afford medical care, one unconventional surgeon is taking matters in to his own giant hands. Now, his non-profit is helping thousands.

When this towering orthopedic surgeon wants to operate, the hospitals let him.

“I think you know a seven foot guy in your face, being an advocate for a patient, I do get results that way,” said Dr. Dan Ivankovich.

Leader of the “Bone Squad”, Dr. Ivankovich refuses to turn patients away when they can’t pay. It’s estimated 50 million Americans don’t have health insurance. A Harvard study found about 45,000 Americans die every year because they can’t afford the healthcare they need.

Dr. Ivankovich replaced Isabel de la Cruz’s knees. If he’s lucky, he’ll get 18 cents on the dollar from Medicaid.

Seven-Foot Surgeon Helps The Needy



Bluesman Surgeon Helps The Needy



7. 7 Foot Surgeon: Helping the Uninsured

People who need surgery but can’t afford it are turning to a man whose heart
is as big as his stature. Tired of seeing people suffer because they can’t
afford medical care, one unconventional surgeon is taking matters in to his own
giant hands….

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Leader of the “Bone Squad”, Dr. Ivankovich refuses to turn patients
away when they can’t pay. It’s estimated 50 million Americans don’t have health
insurance. A Harvard study found about 45,000 Americans die every year because
they can’t afford the healthcare they need.


Chicago Blues All-Stars

Chicago Blues All-Stars

Genres: Blues / R&B/Soul / Funk
Label: Azure Music
Management: Hit & Run Entertainment



: First broke into the blues during the early
1970’s. Now a regular on the Chicago Blues scene for over four decades, “Killer”
Ray has been an integral tour-de-force in bands by Muddy Waters, James Cotton,
Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells. With a reputation as the hardest hitting
drummer in the blues world, “Killer” has turned down gig offers from Eric Clapton,
John Mayall & the late Gary Moore, so he could fully focus his energies toward
leading a band. In 1998 and 2000, Ray was nominated for the W. C. Handy award
as an instrumentalist.

Award winning blues historian, instrumentalist & producer. Scott authored
“Blues With A Feeling-The Little Walter Story” and produced Lurrie Bell’s breakthrough
“Mercurial Son” for Delmark Records. A walking compendium of Chicago Blues history
and lore, Dirks is an accomplished harp player whose minimalist approach keeps
alive the memory of Sonny Boy, Little Walter & Big Walter.

: Deitra Farr is considered one of Chicago ’s top
vocalists, according to Living Blues Magazine (May 1997). Fiery, energetic, she
has been nominated for Traditional Female Blues artist of the year by the W.C.
Handy Awards, Female Blues Artist of the year by the Living Blues Critics Awards,
the British Blues Connection Awards, and the Les Trophees France Blues awards.
Deitra is also a published writer, poet, songwriter, and painter, who has written
articles for the Chicago Defender, Chicago Blues Annual, and currently she has
a column “Artist to Artist” in Living Blues Magazine.

: Johnny B’s music career

as Chicago’s first-call bass player, is one that most musicians can only dream
about. He recorded nine CDs and numerous DVDs with Albert Collins. The band won
a Grammy Award for the Alligator recording “SHOWDOWN” with Albert Collins, Johnny
Copeland and Robert Cray. After Albert’s death in 1993, Johnny focused on session
work, and his career tally is close to 100 recordings. Johnny is a nine-time W.C.
Handy nominee for the Instrumentalist-Bass category. He has been honored to record
with Johnny Winter, Gary Moore, John Primer, Son Seals, A.C. Reed, Junior Wells
and KoKo Taylor, just to name a few.

: is a Chicago Music veteran of imposing
stature. He cut his teeth as a bluesman at the tender age of 18, as the musical
director for legendary bluesman Otis Rush. After spending nearly a decade touring
with a who’s who of the blues, he’s shared the stage with legends that include:
Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Buddy
Guy & Junior Wells. When not performing, the Reverend is CEO of OnePatient-Global
Health Initiative, Medical Director of The Bone Squad, and actively blogs about
social & political issues under ReverendDoctorD.

: Roosevelt has stunned and
thrilled audiences with his amazing ability to fuse deep grooves with brilliant
melodic ideas. Over the past two decades, he’s remained Chicago’s busiest session
musician with over 150 album credits. As musical director for the likes of Koko
Taylor, Otis Rush, Junior Wells and countless others, Roosevelt’s fusion of traditional
meets modern creates a singular sound that is like no other in the business.

PATRICIA WINTERS (VOCALS): As an accomplished
vocalist, she spent years performing as a jazz singer, but her career has been
seasoned with R&B, Folk, and Gospel. She’s frequently performed in community
stage productions and was cast in the starring role of Betty-Mae in the Off-Broadway
production of “Sweet Peas, House of Prayer”. While in Chicago, Winters
displayed her vocal talents with pianist JoJo Brown, and the late jazz great Oscar
Brown Jr.

his lengthy career as a professional drummer, Jerry Porter has worked with a wide
variety of top-tier blues talents, such as Johnnie Dollar, Magic Slim, Eddie
Clearwater, Buster Benton, Son Seals, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Big Mama Thornton.
A highlight of Porter’s career, and a testament to his talent and reliability,
is his tenure as a member of Buddy Guy’s band for over fourteen years. Recently,
Jerry’s versatility and professionalism have established him as one of Chicago’s
most in-demand drummers.


THE ALL-STAR HORNS: This rotating line-up of Chicago’s hottest horn players
is anchored by Blues/R&B veteran Johnny Cotton. He’s played with and arranged
for a virtual Who’s Who of Chicago music. From legendary performers such as James
Cotton, Junior Wells, Syl Johnson & the Ohio Players, to modern college rockers
like Lubraphonic, Johnny puts the ‘unk in your funk.
























































Cleveland has a new heavy hitter. He goes
by the name of Smoove Gotti and he is quickly taking the Cleveland
Music scene by storm. The buzz has grown so large that it has begun to leak into
the conversations of many fans across the nation.

After his initial splash
on the scene with We Plead the 5th, Gotti followed up with the new mixtape Never Did Play. Hosted by DJ Kongo of the Geeker Gang,
the mixtape shows growth for the talented Smoove Gotti.

The Project is available for Free MP3 Download on over a dozen website across the
Internet. So get you copy today on get in tune with the newest rap star before
the lights get to bright.




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