TWO Months left to grab your table for the Author Awards & Book Gala! Time is running out!

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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 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”
Schedule:

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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Sponsors:

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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!

How to Heal after Chris Pratt & Anna Faris’ Breakup – or maybe even your own

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Maybe you’ve been following them on social media, or have browsed one of their viral interviews of being ADORABLE together – either way, you’ve heard about Chris Pratt and Anna Faris being couple goals… until recently. News of them separating has the world in shambles. Check out this video down below to get the scoop —

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If you’re just gone through a break up or are trying to get over the loss of a loved one, the absence of intimacy in your life can be painful. This isn’t just about sexual intimacy; studies have shown that human beings are biologically wired to need physical touching and affection. While you may feel dating and spending time with the opposite sex helps to fill that void—don’t feel like there aren’t other ways to connect that will help you heal your broken heart! Below are a few examples of ways to fill that aching void in your life:

  • Hugging. Taking a second to give your family/friends a hug throughout your day may sound corny, but you would be surprised at how much this quick exchange of energy can give you a mood burst!
  • Massage/Spa Sessions. Treating yourself to a massage or a mani/pedi will not only give you some human connection but you will also be able to take some time to yourself to simply relax.
  • Pets. Adopting an animal can be especially helpful for those who are typically very nurturing in relationships. Having a furry friend to take care of can help you feel needed again—not to mention you’ll be giving the animal a better life than they probably otherwise would’ve had!
  • Books. Research is powerful, especially if you are going through a difficult time in your life. No matter your situation, chances are there is someone out there who has gone through something similar and can offer some insight/advice. Reading can also help by keeping your mind busy and out of the negative ruminating stage!

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Although you may be hurting right now, it’s important to keep in mind you won’t be forever. The key is to maintain a positive attitude and keep yourself busy! For a step by step guide in making this happen, check out Tara Richter’s book 5 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart.

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Dating Quote of the Week

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Tara Richter will be a Speaker at the ConnectHER17 Media Conference in Las Vegas this weekend!

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The ConnectHER17 Media Conference is being held in Vegas in Aug – Tara Richter has been announced to be a speaker! CHM always aims to bridge the gap between influencers, brands, PR, marketing and entrepreneurs and focuses on direct interaction by providing plenty of opportunities for business growth.

The ConnectHER Media Conference is primarily an invitation-only event for Influencers, Brands, PR, Marketing and Entrepreneurs. This unique and exclusive event is designed to deliver rich content and facilitate direct interaction for those in attendance.  #ConnectHER17 guests include writers, influencers, bloggers, moms, PR, marketing, entrepreneurs and brands looking to learn and engage in conversation. Our focus is on providing quality content and a unique environment where our guests are able to take the information from our event, straight to their projects. The ConnectHER Media Conference is more than just another conference, it’s an experience!

Find out more about ConnectHER17 here!

Bachelorette Skips out on Engagement Party – Trouble in Paradise?!

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Eyebrows have been raised when social media blew up with questions as to why Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, skipped her own engagement party. Pretty weird. All of her girls have been posting on Instagram, celebrating in her honor.

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Meanwhile, on Rachel’s IG –

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Throwing shade at her friends from the engagement party or trying to distract from the fact that she missed her own celebration?!

Remember, if you’re feeling as if you’re in a controlling relationship – know that you’re not alone and you do not need to hide.

Controlling behavior feels like you’re a caterpillar in a cocoon struggling to get out and spread your wings, yet the other person wants to keep you in the cocoon. The more you struggle to get out, the tighter they hold you in. If you do break out for a while they will try even harder to hold you down until you finally get weak and just give up.

If you feel like you’re constantly struggling in your relationship and they are showing any signs of controlling behaviors from above, get out. You are the only one who will allow someone else to control and manipulate you. Stop letting someone else control your life.

Most people who feel the need to control others will not want to have anything to do with you unless they can control you. It’s better to walk away and end the relationship if you can for your sanity. If the person is a family member or co-worker, try to keep them at arm’s length. When you must interact with them, try to keep the peace. Though, as soon as they start bossing you around just end the conversation and walk away. They will soon realize you will not tolerate this kind of behavior.


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Tara Richter is an Internet Dating Coach in Tampa Bay. She is the author of “The Dating Jungle Series” and an Internet TV Show Host.

How to Snag a Date in 20 Minutes!

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Okay, so I know what you’re thinking, HOW?! But, when you’re  in desperate need of a plus 1, don’t rule anything out. Before we get into my experience, we want to remind everyone to be smart and remain in public places, tell people where you’re going and who you’re going with – just in case. Be spontaneous but make sure that you always feel safe.

Here is an excerpt from “10 Rules to Survive the Internet Dating Jungle” —

Getting a date is really easier than you think. I was going to a black tie event in Tampa Bay and I wanted a date to accompany me. I had a few guys I know would go, but I wanted to take someone new. So I posted an AD on Craigslist (yes Craigslist) for exactly what I was looking for and got my date in less than 20 minutes.

  1. Be precise in what you are looking for
  2. Within the AD describe in more detail
  3. Post a good photo of you
  4. Weed out responses quickly

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If you’re not getting the responses you want, it might be your photos, your headline or you’re not describing in detail exactly what you want. Be honest with yourself – how are people really seeing you? Are you representing yourself honestly? Do you need to lose some weight? Get your hair done? Be the best you that you can be and you will attract a partner that you are worthy of and vice versa! Tinder is also a valuable resource for quick dates! Just swipe right for love!


Get more Offline dating tips with “10 Rules to Survive the Dating Jungle” today! Now available on Amazon.

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Is He worth Your Time? Here’s how you can tell!

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This isn’t about the “third date rule” on when to get physical with your partner! This rule is all about what to do if you’re not feeling a connection with the person you’re dating by the third date.

If you’ve been out on three dates with the same person and you’re just not sure if you’re feeling it, move on. It shouldn’t take that long to discover if you’re attracted to someone or not. Sure they may be witty, charming, nice, sweet, yet if you’re just no convinced they’re the one for you, move on. There’s no point in continuing to date someone if the chemistry isn’t there. They may be the sweetest guy in the world or the nicest girl, but if it doesn’t get your engines going by now it probably won’t ever. Don’t get stuck with someone where you don’t think there’s long term potential. Some people stay in relationships because there’s nothing better to do. If it’s not fulfilling to you, get out and find someone who is. couple-talking-indoors-1443817

Don’t try to so hard to make it work. The more time you spend with Mr./Mrs. Wrong is the less time you have to find Mr./Mrs. Right. After three dates neither party should be too emotionally invested. It’s either to break it off now versus dragging it out longer and breaking hearts. If you’re not sure by date three, be polite and let them know they’re just not the one for you. You should be fully into someone to keep dating them. Be courteous and hopefully you can still gain a friendship from it. Never burn bridges or drag it out to the point where you just can’t stand the site of the other person.

For your copy of “10 Rules to Survive the Internet Dating Jungle” click here! Get  on and offline dating tips, steps and rules in a copy of “10 Rules to Survive the Dating Jungle” here!

Oxford Exchange – Coffee Date Location WIN

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If you’re just getting to know someone, or it is your first time meeting, setting the first ‘date’ in a public place is always the best idea. If you’re in Tampa and looking for a location, Oxford Exchange should be in the running. Here’s why —

Coffee or Tea

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If you’re not quite ready to have a meal with this new flame, OE makes it easy to grab an espresso OR  a London Fog while you talk about how you grew up, what you like to do for fun – while trying to decide if he looks like his photo in his profile. Chemistry is always found over caffeine!

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There is never an awkward silence, OE is always jumping with South Tampa locals who need their latest IG post. Not only are you in a public place, but the super modern hipster vibes make you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in.

Outdoor Dining Area

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Think you’re ready to move from coffee to lunch? The “outdoor” dining area allows you to take your date to the next level. No need to worry about sweating while eating your avocado toast, the florida style ceiling gives you the outdoor feel without the unwanted heat.

Rob Kardashian Leaks Blac Chyna’s Nudes on Instagram!

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Rob Kardashian leaking Blac Chyna’s nudes (the mother of his child) goes to show why sending nude photos of yourself is never a good idea. If you are in an abusive or toxic relationship, NEVER share pictures with your significant other that can be sent to the masses. And in Chyna’s case, THE ENTIRE WORLD!

Extremely explicit photos are the epitome of NSFW! Men and women alike have been victims of having their privacy stolen from them and trust with their significant other (or hook-up partner) broken. And if it can happen to an Olympian, it can certainly happen to you! Sure nude photos seem to the be norm in today’s society. We want everything RIGHT NOW but where’s the mystery? And is there trust? How can you be sure that the photo is only seen by the person it is intended for and their best friend or the entire internet? Not only is it not safe, but it’s sending the wrong message.

rob and chynaIn my book, “10 Rules to Survive the Internet Dating Jungle,” I share my thoughts – and experiences – with nude photos in the dating world. I can’t tell you how many times I have given out my cell phone number or private email address to then be send photos of their penis. The last thing I want to see at 9am as I’m supping my coffee, reading though my emails is a picture of someone’s genitals to pop up. I really don’t understand why men feel the need to do this? Is it a viral way of flashing? Do they get off on this? It makes me block and never speak to them again. I could literally publish an entire book and call it, “Penis’ of the Internet.”

I know some women do this as well. Send full naked body shots to guys they met online. This is the way you get booty calls at 2am, not a way to find a long term relationship. Once you’re committed to someone you can do whatever foreplay you want. BUT make sure this is the one and that there is a mutual respect for each other’s privacy so that your boobs don’t end up on some site. Save those for someone special that deserves it!


Get more Offline dating tips with “10 Rules to Survive the Dating Jungle” today! Now available on Amazon.

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Here’s How to Get a Tinder Date to Maui!

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Sounds crazy right?! Well this Tinder “couple” made it possible – and now Tinder is paying for the pair to go to Maui FOR THEIR FIRST DATE!

Have you ever made a love connection on Tinder and it just seemed like you were star-crossed lovers?! That’s exactly what happened to this duo. Here’s how it played out…

 

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Seemed like she was dodging him…

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Big Brother Tinder is always watching

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Proof that sharing your dating experiences online can take you places… LIKE MAUI!