Richter Publishing Announces details for the 2017 4th Annual Author Awards Ceremony & Book Gala!


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We are excited to announce the 2017 date and venue for Tampa Bay’s 4th Annual Author Awards Ceremony & Book Gala! Grab your table early before they’re gone.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hampton Inn & Suites, 5329 Avion Park Drive, Tampa  

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     This event features published authors from the Tampa Bay area who are making a difference in the community with their books. The night will be filled with music, drinks, food, prize raffles, award ceremony and an opportunity to speak with each author personally and purchase their works.

Featured Authors:

  1. Rita Lowman, “From the Farm to the Boardroom: Leadership Lessons
  2. Stephanie Wynn & Jeffrey White, “Readi – Set Go!
  3. Luke Chichetto,  “Fighting Will”
  4. Edward Porcelli, “Scabs Heal All Wounds”
  5. Arielle Giordano, “Dancing With Your Story From The Inside Out”
  6. Tonja Anderson-Dell, “The Missing 52 Soldiers of the C-124 Globemaster”

5:30 Event Starts – Bridgette Simmonds “The Go Coach!”

6:30 Speech by Tara, President of Richter Publishing

7:45 Awards Announced

8:15 Raffle

8:30 Party Ends

Attire: Business / cocktail attire
Ticket price includes: Entrance to the event, appetizers & cashbar.  Early bird tickets will end one week prior to the event date. Regular ticket prices will be sold the last week. Day of the event ticket sales will at the door with cash or credit card.

Author Tables: We have packages available for you to showcase your book and be entered into the awards ceremony. Please download our application here: Author Awards 2017 Application

Check out previous year’s events below:

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Don’t forget to schedule your FREE 30 minute phone consultation to discuss your book by going here: Schedule Your Appointment Today!

The Cheating Curve


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The cheating curve, is texting cheating? Kissing? Sleeping with someone else while you’re casually seeing someone? In order to be in a healthy relationship you need to have a personal guideline to follow. If you don’t have one, Dating Jungle is here to help —

You’re exclusive and have been dating for 3 months, how do you feel now? Is your relationship continually budding and the more you get to know this person the more you fall in love with them? Or are you now second guessing yourself, their actions and not sure if you can go the distance with them? The 3 month mark is another dating milestone. If you are having doubts at this point in the game or have already lost that “honeymoon stage” feeling, it’s probably time to move on. You should first address your concerns with your partner. See if they are legit or just manufactured insecurities you have within yourself. Such as do you really want to get married and have kids and your lover doesn’t? That’s a major life decision and if you two are at a crossroads now, it’s not going to get better with time. These are big decisions, yet you should be on the same path. If you know this person isn’t the one to go the distance with, it’s better to cut it off now while the relationship is still new and feelings won’t be too hurt. When you’re spending time with Mr. Wrong or Mr. OK For Now, you are losing time to find Mr. Right For You.  There’s also nothing wrong with being completely honest in what you want out of a partner and life. Just because you say you want kids as an option, doesn’t mean you are pressuring him to commit and have kids right now. You just want to let him know this is what you want & you want a partner who wants the same in the future.

3 strikes you’re out: This is a rule I created in my first book, “10 Rules to Survive the Dating Jungle”.  This you can utilize during anytime in the dating process as a weeding out tool. It’s basically to pick out negative behaviors. If the person you’re dating is displaying strange demeanor or does something that makes you second guess yourself, keep track in your head or on a piece of paper. For instance if a guy/ girl cancels a date at the very last minute, strike 1. Things happen, plans change, no biggie.  Yet, if it happens a 2nd time they are walking on thin ice, it happens a 3rd time, buh bye, 3 strikes you’re out! That other person obviously doesn’t value you or your time. Why would you want to be with someone who takes you for granted? This rule also helps you establish your boundaries so people don’t walk all over you. Sometimes you don’t even need 3 strikes to throw them out of the game. For instance, lying and or cheating. 1st time cheating your out! Lying is also a very bad trait. If you catch them once in the act, identify it, call them out on it. 2nd time do the same again & warn them you don’t deal with liars. The next time you’re done with them. You’ve established you’re boundaries and ground rules and they know. 3rd time they lie, stick to your guns and dump their ass. You deserve to be with someone who loves you and treats you with respect & lying is neither of those qualities. I’m sure they will beg you to forgive them, yet if a person does something 3 times it’s in their DNA & most likely won’t change.  Save yourself the heartache and move on.

Make use of the Dating Rule of 3 to help you navigate the dating jungle and find the right one for you!

All of this cheating talk makes me think of this Sex & the City episode, enjoy the scandal:

Internet Dating Rule #8 – Are You Doing THIS Wrong?!


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Back on the dating tip track, today we are exploring internet dating rule #8: Going Back on Dating Websites —


With online dating sometimes you find someone worth hiding your profile for a while to see where and how the relationship develops. Everything seems great at first, then as time passes you begin to notice little quirks about them you can’t stand: how he scraps his fork again the plate while eating and sounds like a bear in hibernation during the night. Finally you decide it just isn’t there like you thought in the beginning. It’s time to have “the talk” and move on. There’s no point (for either person) trying to force something that simply is not there.

It’s time to put your profile back up and start from square one.

When you get back onto dating sites it’s important that you update your profile. Even if it has only been a couple of months, things have changed. Hopefully you have learned from the last relationship so you can better understand what it is you are looking for.

Start with your photos. Even if your weight hasn’t fluctuated or you haven’t drastically changed your hair, fresh pictures are important because it means you are truly representing yourself. (You may think you look the same as you did last summer, but others may beg to differ). Also, posting new photos will most likely attract new people.

Remember to always have at least one close up facial photo and one full length body pose. Wear appropriate clothing too please. If you post a boob shot, or a slutty dress don’t be shocked by emails from guys only interested in one night stands.

The Ultimate ‘Bachelor’ Drinking Game


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This season of The Bachelor has been nothing short of a shit show, but that’s how we like it! We have created a drinking game to get you in the mood and ready to chant when the roses get passed out. Let the fun begin!

When Corinne Has An Episode – Shot!


When Nick Gets Frisky – Take a sip!

When the show starts to feel like you’re watching something on HBO… take a drink.

For Those Who Leave That Week

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Take a shot for the fallen contestants! After all, they’ve been through so much without a happy ending.

When Chris Harrison Asks “How are you feeling?” – Shot!

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Seriously Chris, cool it.

Girl Fight – Shot!

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It’s all fun and games until someone goes into the confession room crying.

Let us all curl up on our couches with a glass of wine and a bottle of tequila handy for the next episode!


Casey Affleck Shaded at The Oscars after Reports of Sexual Harassment


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The room was filled with mixed emotions as Casey Affleck won the award for Best Actor – but what happened to spark the commotion?

how-to-handle-controlling-behavior-in-a-relationshipNot long after Affleck’s nomination was announced, the Academy was criticized for showing such recognition to someone who had to settle out of court with two women who alleged he’d sexually harassed. Sexual harassment is something that needs to be addressed rather than swept under the rug.

It is important to recognize controlling behavior before it turns into sexual harassment —

Here are some signs of controlling behavior in a relationship:

  1. They are always calling or texting you excessively and then get upset if you don’t respond right away.
  2. They want to know where you are and you who are with all the time.
  3. They ask you to make a date with them during a time frame that you told them previously you had plans with others. Then they try to get you to break your plans or try to join you instead.
  4. They try to make you do things you are not comfortable with or stated you don’t want to do.
  5. They get upset when you don’t comply with their demands and explode with rage or try to make you feel guilty.
  6. Despite your opinions they are always right and you are always wrong.
  7. They won’t listen to your opinions or ideas.
  8. They cannot have a conversation and see both sides of the coin, it’s their way or the highway.
  9. After one date they say you are in an exclusive relationship with them without having a discussion about it. If you go on dates with other people after the fact they freak out.

Is Breadcrumbing the New Ghosting?!


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We’ve all been there, you’re texting or messaging that new person and all of a sudden they disappear. They won’t return your calls or messages – WTF?! That, my friend, is ghosting. But it seems that bread crumbing has become the new infuriating thing to do for those using dating apps.


But what is breadcrumbing anyway?

Breadcrumbing is the conscious act of leading someone on for the thrill of the ego boost. It’s the ‘hot’ cycle in the game of hot and cold. Designed to lure in one’s prey through attention, flattery and sexual intrigue, breadcrumbing is completely self-serving.

If you feel that you are giving your undivided attention to someone without any reciprocation, you’re most likely getting breadcrumbed. NOT WORTH IT! You want to make meaningful connections, your time is the most valuable thing. DO NOT waste it on someone who is just looking for an ego boost.

It’s not worth calling someone out on, because at that point you’ve given them a second chance. A player will not change their ways. They will continue to suck you dry and leave you feeling more used than before.

Is He Cheating? — Statistics on Marriage Infidelity


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With the accessibility of social media, there are millions of people at your fingertips. Some reach out to someone else – emotionally and/or physically – when they are in a rough patch in a relationship, rather than solve the problem within the relationship. Below are some statistics about marriage infidelity —


Source (Statistic Brain)

As author Robert Fulghum stated, “The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you are.”

Valentine’s Day Comedy for Singles


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Remember, love is all around you! Celebrate the day by either loving yourself – or showing others how much you care about them. Might feel a little crappy being alone.. so enjoy these photos —


Because everyone could use some Star Wars humor.


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Half priced candy makes this all worth it.