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Greetings from Down Under Australia! 

G'day mate, I have been here with the Koalas and Kangaroos since January 2020 when I sat down to pen my story. Nine months later and my book was published September 2020.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit this website. 

I am no longer active on Facebook or Instagram. Nor am I on Twitter. Unfortunately my social media accounts were compromised and I have shut down all social media for the time being and I am sorry to have lost all my followers. However, one can join me on goodreads dot com and author updates will continue on that platform. It all works out for the better, no worries, less screen time for my eyes.  

*Please kindly note that I will NEVER ask for donations of any kind from any individual, company, corporation or entity. I do NOT solicit, offer employment or paid services of any kind. Any person doing such is doing so without my knowledge, consent or impersonating my identity on social media. I intend to keep my character, conduct and conversation to be one with the utmost integrity. However, I do acknowledge, thank and give credit where and when due. Thank you for taking an interest!           

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                                                    THANK YOU!

A heartfelt THANK YOU for taking the time to stop by and visit my webpage to learn a bit more about me as the artist, sailor, and now author. I am like an onion with endless layers and I am more than just the artist, sailor and author as I have learned that in life at any moment, divine intervention can shift you from waiting on it, to walking in it.   

A special shout out and THANK YOU to all fellow worldwide seafarers and crewmates from the cruise industry. Your support is incredibly appreciated as your voices are finally heard with this publication! Get your copy of "The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea"  today in your country!                

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BIRTHDAY GIRL

Entertainment Focus announces film BIRTHDAY GIRL will be availabe on digital platforms 17th June, 2024

Distributed by SIGNATURE ENTERTAINMENT!!

CHINA APRIL 18th, 2024  BEIJING FILM FESTIVAL!!!!!

         DENMARK  APRIL 4         ESTONIA  APRIL 12          UK  RELEASE  JUNE 17        BALKAN PENINSULA  JUNE 27         

 FRANCE  JULY 3                  NORTH AMERICA  SEPTEMBER 4th         

DUTCH CINEMAS in the NETHERLANDS PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 19th, 2024!!

STAY TUNED when it will be rolled out in CINEMAS in your COUNTRY!

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Fantastic Exclusive Sales!
Birthday Girl sold to UK (
Signature Entertainment), Greece (Rosebud.21) and Czech Republic (Film Europe).

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Independent Bookstore Day

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For one day in April,  North America, Canada and USA - 50 states, over 1000 bookstores together celebrate the 11th annual INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY! 

Calling all readers, librarians, authors, literary enthusiasts to join in supporting the local bookstore in your neighbourhood!

FREE SHIPPING THIS WEEKEND April 27-28, 2024

Check out the worlds bestsellers with

bookshop MOVERS & SHAKERS

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In Memory of Titanic

On this anniversary day, worldwide fellow seafarers and passengers take a moment of silence to remember those who perished at sea on the TITANIC. Your journey and memory lives on in hearts, film, music, media, stories, publications, memorial sites, and especially in the thoughts of those in the cruise and maritime industry. As a sailor myself, my heart and prayers are for the safety of those who are at sea each and every day. 

Once the sea has touched your soul, life on land is never the same.

For more information about THE SIX who survived the Titanic and were written out of history, be sure to check out this film.     

 

  www.thesixdocumentary.com

有关泰坦尼克号幸存者并被从历史中抹去的六人组的更多信息,请务必观看这部电影。

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Join Titanic descendants for a service at the world's first memorial to the 1496 victims. All are welcome for this remembrance ceremony and 112th anniversary in

New York City where all the survivors arrived. 

 

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BIRTHDAY GIRL
The Ultimate Film About the Cruise Industry in Theatres April 4th, 2024!

BIRTHDAY GIRL DEBUTS in DENMARK THIS WEEK! 

Worldwide Rollout to Follow Shortly!

Congratulations to Michael and the entire team!

Collaborating with you and M.Weybøll is a pleasure and honour.

Thank you for making this film as it has been a wonderful journey to see this film come to fruition. 

On behalf of the worldwide crew members and cruise industry, we THANK YOU MICHAEL! 

I am so incredibly grateful and proud of your work!

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An Astonishing FILM ABOUT THE HIDDEN TRUTHS of the CRUISE INDUSTRY!

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Film Director Michael Noer debuts BIRTHDAY GIRL at the Zurich Film Festival in the Gala Premiere section.

Local Debut    Denmark     April 4, 2024

California, USA      Santa Barbara International Film Festiva    February  7-17, 2024 sbff

 

Sweden     Göteborg Film Festival   January 27, 2024

Tallin, Estonia      Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2023      Saturday November 11 Chill-Hall Coca Cola Plaza

Switzerland         Zurich Film Festival       September 29- October 4th

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   Birthday Girl Comes Alive!

              Birthday Girl comes alive and makes an international debut at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival!

Danish Film Director Michael Noer debuts his film BIRTHDAY GIRL on American soil during the 39th Film Festival February 7 -17th, 2024. 

A whistleblowing film about the cruise industry and all that can go wrong with the unsuspecting crimes and behaviours that can take place at sea which are often swept under the radar. When cruise ships sail on international waters, there is no POLICE to protect oneself when something goes awry.  

L.C.Tang was spotted at the debut of the film and makes an appearance coming alive as the once "REAL Birthday Girl" as in Chapter 1 of publication "The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea".  Such is the parallel of the film and L.C.Tang opening chapter one with her being the birthday girl who escapes to sea from a mundane life on land.

Actress Trine Dyrholm, who plays the mother in the film, navigates to try and find justice for her assaulted daughter. A similar correlation to chapter one titled “Happy Birthday”, the assaulted victim, L.C.Tang is left alone to survive the trenches of the cruise industry after her own horrifying ordeal. Does L.C. ever find justice or vindication?

Accredited author L.C.Tang (also known as Lincee and Elsie) has set foot in over 70 countries, touched every port of call on every continent for over 15 years in the cruise industry thus solidifying contacts and support in every corner. 

Thanks to both WHISTLEBLOWING film Birthday Girl and book publication

The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea  which shines a spotlight on the unsuspecting criminality and rapes at sea.

www.internationalcruisevictims.org

Be sure to view and read both before booking your next cruise.
 

Congratulations to Michael and the entire team!

 Thanks to Nathan L. and the entire team who ensured the safety and delivery of L.C.Tang

to attend the American Debut in Santa Barbara.

Spot the billboards in Hawthorne, Lynwood and Baldwin Park in California!

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     CALIFORNIA welcomes L.C.Tang!

Ahead of the 39th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, California highly anticipates and welcomes L.C.Tang, the author and most prominent whistleblower of the cruise industry in support of Director Michael Noer's film BIRTHDAY GIRL !!! 

The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea  makes a splash all over California for the entire month of February. See if you can spot these billboards in San Francisco, Hawthorne, Gardena, Santa Fe Springs, Rosemead, Carson, Milpitas, Santa Clara, San Carlos, Burlingame, and Lynwood. Be sure to catch the film BIRTHDAY GIRL here in California before the Final Local Debut in Denmark in April 2024.

A special congratulations to NORDISK FILM and L.C. Tang for shining a spotlight on the Cruise Industry.

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Want to work at SEA in the Cruise Industry?

 

This publication is a must read for everyone interested in gaining employment at sea! Curious about what life is all about once you sign that contract and walk up the gangway?

 

Author L.C. Tang opens the "CREW ONLY DOOR" and shares the hidden secrets in the underbelly of the luxury cruise ships. Read all about the lives of crew members before joining and gain some insights on how to survive the long sea days and long contracts. Get paid to work, travel the world while making memories for a life time!

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        MOVERS and SHAKERS

Movers and Shakers is your one stop shop to preview all the latest worldwide publications by established and influential authors who are making a difference in various industries such to include: maritime, travel, literary, entertainment, culinary, and covering countless genres on many topics.

 

Many of these titles are rated #1 best sellers on New York Times and worldwide. Click on the image for a direct link for more information. Kindly consider supporting your local independent bookstore.  

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PUBLISHERS WEEEKLY

Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and "the Bible of the book business," is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business. Its international coverage includes up-to-the minute book, book selling and publishing industry news, book reviews, author interviews, deals & rights, ebooks, apps & digital publishing, self-publishing, seasonal announcements, bestsellers and more!

 

Publishers Weekly is targeted at publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors and the media. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, publishing some 9,000 per year.

The magazine was born in 1872 as The Publishers' Weekly (the article and the apostrophe were later dropped), a collective catalog where publishers pooled their resources to create one common listing of new books, issued each week. The aim was to keep booksellers and librarians informed of forthcoming titles, but an array of features and articles were added as years went by.       

 

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"The prose is gorgeous and the dialogues are well-crafted to reflect real-life situations.

            Review by The Book Commentary 

"The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea is a novel for travel fans and a tale that will inspire readers to break away from the doldrums of daily life to do something different, unique, and adventurous. The author’s sense of setting is strong and she fills the writing with delectable sights, providing glimpses of different cultures while allowing the humanity of the characters to shine through the already dazzling writing. From the hypnotic first-person narrative voice that greets the readers from the opening page, readers find themselves in the deft hands of a narrator who knows how to sustain attention once it is grabbed." 

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Recent Partnerships

Bruna is the market leader in the field of (children's) books, magazines, newspapers and greeting cards, and one of the largest suppliers of paper and stationery, state locks, gift and school items. Bruna.nl plays an important role in our omnichannel strategy and the sale of our range. Bruna and Audax Group joined forces in 2020. Audax Group focuses on creating, marketing, distributing and selling magazines, books and other everyday products and services.

Eleven locations in Netherlands to serve you! 

Special thanks to all the crewmembers from The Netherlands for your support!

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THANK YOU ITALY!

The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea available in Italy!

Italy has been a long standing partner with the maritime industry as Fincantieri designs and builds merchant vessels, passenger ships, offshore, and naval vessels, and is also active in the conversion and ship repair sectors. The company also owned Grandi Motori Trieste, which constructed marine diesel engines, but this was sold to Wärtsilä in 1999. Founded in 1959 as Società Finanziaria Cantieri Navali – Fincantieri S.p.A. as a State financial holding company, the company became a separate entity in 1984.

Fincantieri employs a staff of about 10,000 workers at eight shipyards, two design centres, one research centre and two production sites for mechanical components. Another 10,000 people contribute to its supply chains.  Italy has over 25 ports of call for ships to dock. 

 

Thank you to all my fellow Italian crewmembers.

Grazie a tutti i miei compagni membri dell'equipaggio italiano.

 

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Locate a ship fast and easily!

Did you know that Cruisemapper is your one stop shop to locate and identify the location of a ship and its' itinerary? Cruisemapper lists and tracks 72 worldwide cruise liners and all the information you want to know before booking your cruise holiday. 

Worldwide crew members also use this site to search, locate, communicate and solidify their bid for their next contract based on location, itinerary and duration.

The Cruisemapper site was established in 2012, registered in the USA, and provides real time updates for seafarers, maritime and travel enthusiasts all across the globe.

Locate a ship and it's upcoming itinerary by visiting the website. Just click on the image for a direct link!  

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THANK YOU JAPAN!

Ameba (Japanese pronunciation: アメーバ, Amēba) is a Japanese blogging and social networking website. In December 2009, Ameba launched Ameba Now, a micro-blogging platform competing with Twitter. In March 2009 Ameba launched Ameba Pico, a Facebook app for the English market based on the virtual community Ameba Pigg.

Ameba is a popular trending online Japanese Blogging Platform, Virtual Community, and also encompasses Social Games all headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

 

Special thanks to all the crewmembers from JAPAN for your support!

Thank you for making this book go VIRAL in JAPAN!

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HOLIDAY SEASON

Come celebrate this holiday sesaon with seafarers and those that support MISSION TO SEAFARERS.  We invite you to join the upcoming annual Christmas Festival taking place at All Hallows by the Tower, the service will be followed by a reception at Trinity House.

 

Carols tickets are available FREE of charge. However, to attend both the service and drinks reception at Trinity House, tickets will cost £35 per person.

The event kicks off at 6 PM and doors will open at 5:15 PM. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Let us come together to celebrate our seafarers and their families. All proceeds will help sustain the welfare and well-being services we offer the men and women who keep our economy afloat.

SPECIAL THANKS TO SHELL,  RIGHTSHIP & ARDMORE Shipping

 FOR YOUR SPONSOR!

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Seafarers Keep our Economy Afloat

The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.89 million crewmen and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat. Seafarers are responsible for transporting over 90% of the worlds goods, fuels and including visitors and tourists to the shores of each continent. 

Cruises represent one of the main segments of the leisure travel and tourism sector, operating in many regions across the globe, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. In 2022, the cruise industry revenue worldwide amounted to nearly 19 billion U.S. dollars, rising significantly compared to the first two years of the global pandemic but remaining below pre-pandemic levels. The United States, with its long coastlines and access to many nearby ports in the tropical Caribbean Sea, is the world’s leader in cruise revenue.

The Mission to Seafarers work tirelessly day and night for 365 days per year, the Mission is on call providing help for seafarers in over 200 ports around the world. Seafarers need our help because they are often working in dangerous conditions, with no one else to turn to. Our Port Chaplains send us stories about the sea men and women they support, and we tailor our help to each and every one of them.

Women make up less than 2% of the global workforce at sea. More visible, one might suppose, as they stand out from the men. But that is not the case. Rather, all too often they live a hidden life, with few or no peers to ‘see’ what is really going on. And when they suffer abuse, that abuse can go unseen. 

Sexual harassment and intimidation sit alongside the common stresses of the seafaring life for many women on ships, where they are made to feel unwelcome by some shipboard colleagues or are actively antagonised or targeted with hostility by others.

 

This publication The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea illustrates the first hand experiences of such challenges women and seafarers encounter at sea.  The collective voices of worldwide seafarers are heard in this moving publication. 

                                                                                                 

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       Worldwide Seafarers Awards Ceremony

Thank you for nominating your seafarer heroes and we celebrate those who have gone above and beyond in supporting our men and women at sea.

The Mission to Seafarers, a leading international seafarer welfare charity, is excited to announce and recognize the nominations at the prestigious Seafarers Awards 2023. The 6th annual awards have become a focal point in the Singapore Maritime calendar, and honours individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to enhancing the welfare of seafarers worldwide.

The awards ceremony will be held on November 2nd, 2023 and will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in Singapore, where guests will have the opportunity to network with industry colleagues and celebrate the contributions of seafarers, shore staff, and shipping companies worldwide.

Special Thanks to the Worldwide Sponsors!

We look forward to this special ceremony and celebration! See you all there!

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       THANK YOU COLORADO!

                    Special thanks and SHOUT OUT to the Centennial STATE of COLORADO! 

 

We see Coloradans on our cruise ships sailing the high seas over the years and we continue to look forward to seeing you on the manifest list of our cruise ships. 

This book is now even more accessible for the citizens in this Centennial State. Kindly support your local independent bookstore. Be sure to pick up your copy of this essential cruise companion for the travel enthusiast in your life. Thank you for your recent partnership and support to the cruise industry.

This month a total of 8 billboards have been dedicated to the cruisers in Colorado. See if you can spot the billboards in Monument, North Washington, Grand Junction, Denver and Lakewood.

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       THANK YOU TEXAS!

     Special thanks and SHOUT OUT to the LONE STAR STATE of TEXAS! 

 

We see you on our cruise ships sailing the high seas over the years and we continue to look forward to seeing you on the manifest list of our cruise ships. Be sure to pick up your copy of this essential cruise companion. Thank you for your recent partnership and support to the cruise industry.

These select billboards, during this anniversary month, have been dedicated to the cruisers in TEXAS!  See if you can spot them in Alvin, LeMarque, Castle Hills, Ingelside, Garland, Frisco, League City, and airports in Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Houston.

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Happy Seafarer Day!

June 25th is known worldwide as the DAY OF THE SEAFARER in the maritime industry. To honor seafarers and their contributions to global trade, the United Nations has designated June 25th as International Day of the Seafarer. The day is a time to celebrate seafarers, their dedication and sacrifices.

 

Every year on June 25th, the Day of the Seafarer recognizes the valuable contribution seafarers make to international trade and the world economy. Seafarers regularly travel by sea and are commonly called sailors. Many seafarers work in the shipping industry and are responsible for about 90 percent of world trade.

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Happy National Maritime Day! 

National Maritime Day is a time-honored tradition that recognizes one of America's most important industries. Each year, ceremonies and celebrations throughout the country celebrate on May 22nd. The Congress, by joint resolution approved May 20, 1933, has desginated May 22 of each year as National Maritime Day to commemorate the first transoceanic voyage by steamship by the S.S. Savannha. On National Maritime Day, we honor the thousands of dedicated merchant mariners who serve on United States vessels around the world.  During times of both peace and war, merchant mariners are always there — stepping up to transport equipment, troops, and goods across the globe to make our country safer and stronger.

World Maritime Day is celebrated and recognized by the UN on September 28th. Thank a seafarer today as they not only make sacrifices but also bring goods to the shores of each continent. 

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Cruise Industry News

Galveston Texas cruise terminal has a $53 million dollar makeover!

This is incredible news as the expansion for the terminal welcomes more ships. The gangway modification will assist the ease of traffic, operations, security, processing of provisions, passengers and crew will all get to enjoy this new expansion.  A highly anticipated growth in partnership with Carnival corporation coming to fruition.

For the latest worldwide cruise industry news!

MAGAZINE: #1 in industry reporting, the Cruise Industry News Quarterly Magazine covers all aspects of cruise operations: shipbuilding, new ships, cruise companies, ship reviews, onboard services, food and beverage, and ports and destinations. Published since 1991. 

 

CruiseIndustryNews.com is the most visited cruise news website in the industry, featuring daily updates, exclusive photos, original content and more.

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     International Day for Women in Maritime

The IMO International Day for Women in Maritime is observed on 18 May every year. The day celebrates women in the industry and is intended to promote the recruitment, retention and sustained employment of women in the maritime sector, raise the profile of women in maritime, strengthen IMO's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and support work to address the current gender imbalance in maritime. IMO Member States, the maritime industry, and all others in the maritime endeavour are invited to promote and celebrate the International Day for Women in Maritime in an appropriate and meaningful manner.  

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        INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY!

CELEBRATE ALL WEEKEND!

 

Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different and celebrates book stores online and in-store.

Kindly visit and support your local independent bookstore for the celebration and great deals! Don't forget to leave reviews on amazon and goodreads for your favourite authors. Authors appreciate your reviews.                                                    

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       THANK YOU MICHIGAN!

                                     Special thanks and SHOUT OUT to the STATE of MICHIGAN! 

We see you on our cruise ships sailing the high seas over the years and we continue to look forward to seeing you on the manifest list of our cruise ships. 

This book is now even more accessible for the citizens in this Wolverine State. Kindly support your local independent bookstore. Be sure to pick up your copy of this essential cruise companion for the travel enthusiast in your life. Thank you for your recent partnership and support to the cruise industry.

This month a total of 14 billboards have been dedicated to the cruisers in Michigan and enclosed are some billboards! See if you can spot them in Lansing, Grand Ledge, Windsor Charter Township, Howell, Highland Park, Romulus, Ypsilanti, Fenton, and presently awaiting for billboard locations in Marquette.

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NOW AVAILABLE IN LITHUANIA!!!

 

Lithuanian books: The company "BALTO trader", which manages the largest online e-bookstore "Knygos.lt", is part of the BALTO group of companies. "BALTO trader" develops e-commerce, storage system projects, "BALTO print" printing efficiency systems, personalized children's book platform NAMEE.com in the US market and manages the personal photo book business ZOOMBOOK, which ranks no. 1 positions in the Baltic countries and is developing in Europe and the USA.

Knygos.lt bookstores in Vilnius & Kaunas 

  • "Ogmias mesti",  Verkių str. 31C, Vilnius LT-09108, Outlet Park facade (outside), between entrances B and C - Phone for inquiries: 8 699 82894 

  • In the center of Vilnius, Vilniaus str. 9, Vilnius - Phone for inquiries: 8 641 29140

  • In "Acropolis" (third floor) on Karalias Mindaugas Ave. 49, Kaunas - Phone: 8 685 65627

 

Order your copy today, The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea, now available in Lithuania!

Ypatingas ačiū visiems savo kolegoms įgulos nariams iš Lietuvos!

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       VICTORIA STATE LIBRARY

 

Welcome to Melbourne, Australia!

State Library Victoria (SLV) is the state library of Victoria, Australia.  Located in Melbourne, it was established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library, making it Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free libraries in the world. It is also Australia's busiest library and, as of 2018, the world's fourth-most-visited library.

The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea  is available for reference and reading on-site. 

 Dewey Decimal No.   S 387.542092 T1562T                Barcode: 30328116609966

Collection size includes 2,440,236 monographs, newspapers and serials; 1,253,543 pictures; 4,067,096 total physical holding and a staff of 338. Come for a visit to see the splendour of the architecture too!

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       Glorious SPOTLIGHTS in INDIA!!!

 

Ms. Vidhya Thakkar is India's TOP book influencer and trailblazer! 

 

The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea has reached the hands of this renowned trailblazer in India! When Ms. Vidhya Thakkar speaks, people listen. She is an established and reputable blogger, reviewer, digital marketer, trainer, PR content strategist and graphic designer. 

If you ever dreamed about working in the cruise industry or want to know what happens with crew members, be sure to read the unveiling of hidden truths with this latest publication. Thank you INDIA!      

भारत के मेरे सभी साथी क्रू सदस्यों को विशेष धन्यवाद! इस पूर्व नौसेना सैनिक अमित के दिल और कार्रवाई में गोवा पुलिस बल के बारे में सब कुछ पढ़ें।

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       When Women Inspire!

 

Are you looking for inspiration? Hope? Do you want to learn about how women are changing the world every single day? Then you’ve come to the right place.

When Women Inspire is dedicated to showcasing the efforts of women around the world to change the world in positive ways. These are women making social, economic, literary, political, or educational waves – in a great way.

Christy B reviews this latest publication The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea and shares about how author L.C. Tang is one who inspires. 

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       THANK YOU WISCONSIN!

     Special thanks and SHOUT OUT to the STATE of WISCONSIN! 

 

We see you on our cruise ships sailing the high seas over the years and we continue to look forward to seeing you on the manifest list of our cruise ships. 

This book is now even more accessible for the citizens in this "Badger State" and do kindly support your local independent bookstore. Be sure to pick up your copy of this essential cruise companion for the travel enthusiast in your life. Thank you for your recent partnership and support to the cruise industry.

17 billboards have been dedicated to the cruisers in this Badger State and enclosed are just a few billboards in the state of WISCONSIN! See if you can spot them in Suamico, Kaukauna, North Fond du Lac, De Pere, Green Bay, Neenah, Oshkosh, Rothschild, Bellevue, and Lake Hallie.

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SPOTLIGHT on a NEW PARTNERSHIP!

Mercado Libre Inc. - Literally "free market" in Spanish and Mercado Livre in Portuguese serves 18 Latin countries in Central and South America is an Argentine company headquartered in  Montevideo, Uruguay. Mercado Libre is incorporated in the United States and operates online marketplaces dedicated to e-commerce and online auctions, including mercadolibre dot com. 

 

As of 2016, Mercado Libre had 174.2 million users in Latin America making it the region's most popular e-commerce site by number of visitors. The company has operations in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Spain.   

The worldwide cruise industry heavily employs crewmembers from Latin America and now even more crew members have easier access to faster delivery of this latest publication "The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea"!  Your collective voices are heard rippling around the world with this global phenomenon.  Have no fear in writing an online review about this whistleblowing publication. Together we are united for change and a beacon of light to the underbelly of the cruise industry.

¡Un agradecimiento especial a todos mis compañeros de tripulación en América Latina por su continuo apoyo! Sus voces colectivas se escuchan en esta publicación. Esta asociación es SU éxito. ¡Mucho amor y aprecio!

Thank you to all my Latino/Latina fellow crewmembers for your support!       
 This partnership is your sucess!

 

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A Special Interview from Australia with L.C.Tang!

The 30 days of anniversary celebration of the e-book to paperback release; from September to October 2022 continues with another interview.

 

Lincee Tang opens up the vault and provides a glimpse into the private life of this artist and author behind the pen name L.C.Tang. Check out this latest interview with Rita Chapman on October 2, 2022 from Down Under Australia.

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WORLD MARITIME DAY

Thank You Worldwide Seafarers!

This year's observance will be celebrated on September 29th, 2022 and its parallel event is expected to be held in South Africa.

 

World Maritime Day is celebrated annually to provide an opportunity to focus attention on the importance of shipping and other maritime activities and to emphasize a particular aspect of the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Many people do not realize that more than 80% of the world’s global trade is transported through international shipping. That means that most of the consumer goods that enter business and homes all over the world were shipped to get there. As the most affordable and efficient form of transportation for goods, maritime activity continues to be a vital part of the world’s trade industry.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) began its development in 1948 as a specialized agency of the United Nations. Taking some time to get established, the organization then entered into force on March 17, 1958. At its beginning, the IMO had only 21 member states who took part, which is a large contrast to the present day when it now boasts more than 160 members.

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Interviews and Insights into L.C.Tang

Engaging and collaborating with fellow artists, entertainers and authors is always a joy for Lincee Tang. Check out this latest interview with Leon Stevens on September 23rd, 2022 and get a glimpse into the private life and individual behind the pen name L.C.Tang.

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Stay tuned for the upcoming interview with SPIDERMAN!

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It's a Second Year Anniversary Celebration!

A time to celebrate for the two years of incredible success and a territory enlarged to cover nations and reach all corners of the earth. As an advocate for the worldwide seafarers, this publication ensures crewmembers from around the world in having their voices heard. The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea is a spotlight on the lives of those who serve at sea within the cruise industry.

 

Thank you to everyone for your interest, interactions, well wishes, advice, encouragement, and contributions along my journey with this book. A heartfelt and humble depth of gratitude as this would not have been possible without you! These 12 billboards are dedicated to my fellow worldwide crewmembers who have contributed in their own ways to making this book a possible success. All my time, effort, prayers, and gifts are poured back into advocating, helping, and sharing your journey and sacrifices as crewmembers. Much love from this artist, fellow sailor and now also an author. 

 

Spot these 12 billboards for the next 30 days during this

anniversary publication celebration!     

   

       Stay tuned....... select interviews will be posted shortly. 

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SPOT THE BILLBOARDS!

JOIN THE FUN & LOOKOUT!

 

My fellow Americans,

 

Let's play a game and have a chance at winning!

During the entire month of August, keep an eye out for these billboards. If you can spot the location, send me a message with the name of the state, intersection or highway # of any of the 28 billboards across the USA. Each identified correct location wins you an autographed paperback copy of "The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea".  

Book prizes will only be shipped to a mailing

address in the USA.

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UPDATE:  As of August 16th a total of 229 books have been sent out to to the following states:

Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, Utah, Alabama, Louisiana, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

As of September first: A total of 301 books have been sent out across the United States! 

Billboards have been spotted in Arkansas, Arizona, Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, North and South Carolina.

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SPLENDID NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH POLAND!

Thank you Poland! Another two vendors now available for all the thousands of Polish crew members, citizens and readers to access this must read! In stock and on hand to ship!

Ceneo provides the most attractive offers from online stores, ensuring the lowest product prices, guaranteeing safe shopping. CENEO sets new e-commerce standards through the continuous and dynamic development of the website. CENEO have been successfully implementing their mission for 17 years, enabling Internet users to make the best purchasing decisions.

Enbook is a online store run by small family business that aims to ensure English literature is available to everyone. Their database includes over 4 millions books and novelties and their goal is customer satisfaction.

 

Special thanks to Mr. Roman Frajt & spol and all my fellow crew members from POLAND.

Specjalne podziękowania dla wszystkich moich kolegów z załogi z Polski!

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FANTASTIC NEWS from AUSTRALIA!

The newly developed $177 000 million dollar Brisbane International Cruise Terminal will continue to welcome more ships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8WRW5TDcxE

A rare opportunity to do a drive through of the New Brisbane International Terminal which saw the first cruise ship on June 2nd 2022. The P & O Pacific Explorer docked her from 7am til 6pm. The public will be able to view her and the terminal for the first time.

 

While waiting for your next vacation, buckle down and mentally prepare for your excitement to unfold with this essential cruise companion titled

 

             The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea. 

   Thank you Dymocks and fellow Aussie Crew for your continued support! 

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Happy Seafarer Day!

June 25th is known worldwide as the DAY OF THE SEAFARER in the maritime industry. To honor seafarers and their contributions to global trade, the United Nations has designated June 25th as International Day of the Seafarer. The day is a time to celebrate seafarers, their dedication and sacrifices. Every year on June 25th, the Day of the Seafarer recognizes the valuable contribution seafarers make to international trade and the world economy. Seafarers regularly travel by sea and are commonly called sailors. Many seafarers work in the shipping industry and are responsible for about 90 percent of world trade.

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SPOTLIGHT on INDIA

Thank you Atlantic Books! ANOTHER vendor in INDIA and option for crewmembers and those in the maritime industry to access this latest global phenomenon! Be sure to check out chapter 9 and 10 and read all about the power of the Goan Police Force and some of the members in action. Also our beloved Amit illustrates the might and heart of this former navy soldier in action on cruise ships worldwide. 

Special THANKS to all the seafarers and my fellow crew members from INDIA for your support!भारत के मेरे सभी साथी क्रू सदस्यों को बहुत विशेष धन्यवाद जिन्होंने मेरे दिल को छू लिया।

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World's Oldest Bookstore!

www.bertrand.pt is the World's Oldest Bookstore recognized by GUINNESS World Records! The world’s oldest bookstore was founded in Lisbon by two French brothers in 1732. It’s located on the main street of the Chiado district, and although it lacks the monumentality of the famous Lello bookstore in the city of Porto, it has become a popular tourist attraction, thanks to the Guinness World Records certificate at the door, that confirms that this is indeed the oldest operating bookshop on the planet. There are 58 Bertrand bookstore locations in Portugal to purchase your books! 

 The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea is now available for order at BERTRAND!

Purchase your copy today! THANK YOU PORTUGAL for this honour! Special thanks to all the Portuguese Crew!

Um agradecimento muito especial a todos os meus colegas tripulantes de Portugal.

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THANK YOU AMAZON CANADA!

Thank you to Canadians for your interest and support! 

 

While waiting for your next cruise getaway, reminisce and prepare for your next vacation with this essential cruise companion. Please kindly leave a review on Amazon. Thank you!

Kindly note: If the book is out of stock, one can still order on the amazon platform, and it will be restocked shortly. 

Special thanks to all the fellow Canadian Crew for your support!

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A HIGHLIGHT TO RECENT PARTNERSHIPS!

A shout out and acknowledgement to the recent vendor acquisitions and partnerships. A heartfelt Thank You for making this publication available for purchase in your country, on your websites and in your bookstores! Easy access to purchase now available on even more platforms for crew members worldwide, travel and literary enthusiasts.

 

THANK YOU to countries SPAIN, PORTUGAL, TAIWAN and states Oklahoma & Minnesota!

Buscalibre also serves: ARGENTINA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, MEXICO & PERU.   THANK YOU SOUTH AMERICA!

The thousands of crew members in South America now have better access for direct order and free shipping! 

 

                                Thank you BUSCALIBRE!!!!!

Kindly consider supporting your local independent bookstore today.

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THE TITANIC

On this anniversary day, worldwide fellow seafarers and passengers take a moment of silence to remember those who perished at sea on the TITANIC. Your journey and memory lives on in hearts, film, music, media, stories, publications, memorial sites, and especially in the thoughts of those in the cruise and maritime industry. As a sailor myself, my heart and prayers are for the safety of those who are at sea each and every day. 

Once the sea has touched your soul, life on land is never the same.

For more information about THE SIX who survived the Titanic and were written out of history, be sure to check out www.thesixdocumentary.com

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CONVICTION 

Do you recall the last time your mind or heart was convicted?  What would you do if you were in such a situation where you were desperate to fill your stomach or thirsty for water or in a situation of temptation?

Examples of situations penned do not match up with Christian or some religious values. These tales were purposely included (not all my own personal experiences but things I witnessed) to demonstrate that people will always struggle with conviction in their heart and mind as this is human nature.

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some examples of the lifestyle choices in the cruising industry are depicted so that some of the worldwide seafarers lives would be illustrated.  Moreover, such incidents penned would hopefully elicit readers to have a better understanding of what an individual just might do when desparate for food and water.  
   

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SALTY REVIEW from the "SALTY SEADOG"

"Committed Christian she is, Ms. Goody

two shoes she is not."

 

What happens in this day and age in the life of hard working crew members who must do everything to survive life at sea? How would you choose to survive just to get water that should be free and a basic right?  Be sure to check out the adventures of Ms. Lincee Tang who will tell it just like it is and no holding back. For an adventurous read and insights into the cruise industry, pick up your copy today!

 

Be careful not to judge, lest you be judged with the same standard. Matthew 7:1-2

No Christian is perfect as we all fall short of God's Grace.  

         He that is without sin among you,

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 POLAND and UKRAINE

welcomes

"The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea"

ABE-IPS Bookstore is the largest modern online bookstore and one of the biggest distributors of international books, journals and databases in Poland. We offer millions of titles, such to include new releases, bestsellers, foreign and academic publications. 

Our bookstores are located in 5 cities in Poland and the Ukraine: Warsaw, Krakow, Gdańsk, Poznań and Kiev. Abe books has partnered with Pearson publishing for many years and we distribute its publications to 41 countries in Central and Eastern Europe as well as Nordic countries. 

Within more than 30 years of our company's activity we have become the market leader in the distribution of professional literature. 

A special THANKS to all my fellow crewmembers from the cruise industry in Poland and Ukraine for your support. 

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GERMANY, AUSTRIA and SWITZERLAND

Thalia is a chain of more than 200 bookshops in Germany (a country with fixed book prices) and subsidiaries in Austria and Switzerland. Thalia, mainly owned by Herder Publishing Group, is a prosperous enterprise which can afford to sustain relatively large, well equipped shops with many books in stock and long opening hours.

 

The fixed prices for books in Germany give smaller competitors a chance and still Thalia has also adopted single book shops. Moreover, there is support for local businesses in the way that every Thalia chain store has a section for local literature (featuring local history, vernacular etc.), keepsakes and related articles.

Thank you Thalia for making this book available on your platform.

Ein ganz besonderer Dank geht an alle meine Crewkollegen aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz.

A special THANKS to all my fellow crewmembers from the cruise industry in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for your support. 

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Thank you NETHERLANDS for your LOVE for the

Maritime Industry and Seafarers!

Netherlands has been a long standing supporter of the maritime industry and even has its very own cruise line. This vendor Boekwinkeltjes.nl is now carrying this hottest worldwide publication. Serving all citizens, tourists, passengers and seafarers. Get your copy today The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea!

                                                                                 Welcome to Boekwinkeltjes.nl

You can buy and sell your second-hand books on Boekwinkeltjes.nl. About 9,800 antiquarians, booksellers and private individuals have already preceded you. Together they account for a supply of 7.5 million books.

Thank you Netherlands and my fellow crew members for your ongoing support to this Seafarer.

Order your copy today before your next vacation escape!   

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The BALKAN PENINSULA

welcomes "The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea"

Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and The Czech Republic

Heureka is the largest shopping portal on the Czech internet. Each month, an average of 3 million users visit online, choosing from 27 million products and tens of thousands of online stores. Herueka is also one of the 10 most visited websites in the Czech Republic per month.

Three years later, a merger with Heureka Shopping creates a new business entity Heureka Group as it operates in nine markets in Central and Eastern Europe serving over 20 million users. The mission is to develop a purchasing advisor throughout the CEE region.  Special thanks to all my fellow crew from the Balkan Peninsula for your ongoing support!

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Residence Liberec Prague Pilsen , Czech Republic

Registered office address Karolinská 650/1, Prague , 186 00, Czech Republic

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BLACKWELL'S  

Family owned academic, professional and specialist booksellers since 1879. The first shop was in Oxford and now from Aberdeen to Exeter and online since 1995. Blackwell's Bookshop provides you with the excellent service of fast dispatch, carefully packaged, worldwide delivery. Trading since 1879, Blackwell's of Oxford are the largest academic and specialist bookseller in the UK. 

Available to order at all University and College bookstores. With over 11, 855 followers on social media, Blackwell's is the place to shop for your greatest and latest publications. Visit a Blackwell's bookshop today and support your local independent bookstore. Available at Aberdeen University, Cardiff University, Warwick University, University of Kent, Liverpool and Manchester. Visit the website for more locations.

Thank you Blackwell's for your ongoing support for over a hundred years to authors by providing the latest publications to your readers. 

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WATERSTONES 

Shipping internationally to your doorstep!

Waterstones began in 1982 under its founder, Tim Waterstone. Waterstones have grown to become an icon of the British cultural landscape. Waterstones, formerly Waterstone's, is a British book retailer that operates 283 shops, mainly in the United Kingdom and also other nearby countries. As of February 2014, it employs around 3,500 staff in the UK and Europe. An average-sized Waterstones shop sells a range of approximately 30,000 individual books as well as stationery and other related products.

The bookseller has concession agreements with Paperchase and previously with coffee chains Costa Coffee and Starbucks in shops, but since 2021 has introduced its own Café W brand. Waterstones administers and supports various literacy awards, including the Children's Laureate award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

THANKS to all my fellow crewmembers in the UK for your support.

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