Posts Tagged ‘Tica Tallent’

The ABC’s of Summer Reading 99¢ Sale: The Letter J

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Summer is a GREAT season for encouraging your little ones to read. That’s why Ambassador is launching the ABC’s of Summer Reading 99¢ Sale! We’ll be highlighting a different letter each week, all summer long. We’re moving right along this week with the letter J!

For one week only we’re offering two exciting children’s literature titles for just 99¢ each on iTunes! Pick up Tica Tallent’s ebook Jazzy and the Dog Walk and Belinda Kramer’s ebook Jesus and the Children of Galilee for a discounted price for ebook during our one-week sale event. This special iTunes pricing will remain through July 12th, and then it will return to regular price.


Jazzy and the Dog Walk

Synopsis: Jasmine is a snazzy, jazzy girl who loves her dog, Oscar. She wants to help some needy children. What can she and Oscar do? Jazzy has a plan, but she will need the help of her friends—and an angel—to make her dream come true! BUY NOW

Jesus and the Children of Galilee

Synopsis:  Brothers Benjamin and Joel spend their days casting their nets and dreaming about their futures. Benjamin wants to become Galilee’s most prosperous fisherman, and Joel’s dream is to become an important Pharisee—a Jewish leader of the city. One day, they meet a strange newcomer who takes a special interest in helping them.

They follow this stranger all throughout Galilee, witnessing miraculous events and listening to his wisdom. This man is a healer, and claims to be the Son of God. Benjamin believes that this kind rabbi is the city’s new hero, the one they’ve been waiting for, but Joel isn’t so sure. When tragedy strikes, Joel soon learns a valuable lesson that will change his life—and the course of history. BUY NOW

Buy a Book, Give a Child Shoes

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soles 4 souls logo newFor the month of February, Ambassador International is teaming up with Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. Every time you buy a signed copy of Jazzy and the Dog Walk you’ll also be putting a pair of shoes on a child in need. The charity distributes these shoes to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has delivered over 19 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes. The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States.

There are over 300 million children who do not have adequate footwear, so Soles4Souls is trying to change this statistic, one pair at a time, and just $1 can help. For every $1 donated to Soles4Souls, we are able to distribute one pair of shoes. So, $1 = 1 PAIR = 1 LIFE, and with this generous campaign led by the author, Tica Tallent, Soles4Souls will be able to forever change the lives of hundreds of people with the gift of shoes. BUY NOW!

New Children’s Book Encourages Young Readers to Help the Needy

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Charming Children’s Book Donates Proceeds to Soles4Souls and Higher Ground Ministries

Jazzy and the Dog WalkFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, nearly 15 million children in the United States live below the poverty line. In her first children’s book, Jazzy and the Dog Walk (Ambassador International; January 2013; $14.99, hardcover), Tica Tallent sheds light on the issue of child poverty in order to remind readers what it means to care for others.

Jasmine (aka Jazzy), a young girl, with a love of clothes, jewelry, and music, reminds readers of all ages the importance of giving back.  After being troubled by a video in school showing young children who have no shoes, Jazzy is determined to do something. With the help of some furry friends and a miracle from a beautiful angel, Jazzy organizes a dog fashion show to raise money. “My hope is to inspire young readers to get involved in helping others,” explains Tallent. “And I want to bring attention to two of my favorite charities at the same time.” Following Jazzy’s example, a portion of each sale of Jazzy and the Dog Walk will support Soles4Souls and Higher Ground Ministries.

Tallent reminds readers the importance of being thankful and caring for others while simultaneously captivating young girls with frilly dresses, shining jewelry, and adorable puppies.  With a combination of beautiful illustrations and charming writing, Jazzy and the Dog Walk is sure to entertain and inspire again and again.

About the Author: Tica Tallent is a writer and freelance speaker who currently resides in Anderson, SC with her husband.  In both her first book, What is Beautiful: Secrets of a Personal Shopper ,and Jazzy and the Dog Walk, Tallent draws from her ten years of experience as an educator as well as her love of fashion.

About the Illustrator: Marquin Campbell studied drawing and painting at the University of Georgia before going on to study fashion design at Parsons in NYC.  She now resides in Greenville, SC as owner of Vino & Van Gogh art studio designing jewelry, painting, and teaching art classes.

To learn more about the author and her book Jazzy and the Dog Walk, visit or  For interview requests please contact publicist Alison Storm at

How Books Can Help You Live Like an Olympian

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AI_runningSome Olympic athletes seem to be designed to go for the gold. Take swimmer Missy Franklin– she has size 13 feet and a 6-foot-4 wingspan. But others are shockingly successful given what appear to be physical limitations. Forty-five year old Dana Torres narrowly missed competing in her sixth Olympics games, getting beaten out by swimmers 20 years younger. According to the Washington Post, in the past three Summer Olympics, 64 of the U.S. team’s 1,707 athletes have been age 40 and older — and they won 23 medals.

These inspiring stories are why I love the Olympics so much. I’m a runner, and although I probably won’t ever compete for the gold (or silver or bronze for that matter!) I am inspired and challenged to strive to improve my own personal bests. There is a lot that we can take from the Olympics and apply to our Christian lives.

One of the primary ways we can live like Olympians is through powerful, and often transformational, books. Of course we believe that the Bible is the best guidebook for being all that God calls us to be. And at Ambassador International we have many great biblically-based resources available to help you champion different areas of your life:

  • The Race by Sammy Tippit will help you to read the Bible through the eyes of a runner, building your character, strength and endurance, preparing your heart and mind for this life.
  • You can bring the gold standard to your marriage with the principles laid out in Marriage Triage. Author Stephen Goode will teach you to bring the dedication of an athlete to your relationship.
  •  If you wish to better your appearance we have What Is Beautiful — author Tica Tallent teaches the reader from years of experience on how to dress appropriate for their body type while giving glory to God.

If you’re aiming to better your personal best we have the titles to help get you in shape. Let us know what books have been game changers for you.


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Author Tica Tallent Featured in Newspaper

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Tica Tallent, fashion expert and author of the book What is Beautiful is featured in an article by the Anderson Independent Mail. You can read the full article here.

New Book Reveals Secrets of a Personal Shopper

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What is Beautiful CoverAuthor Tica Tallent Shares Decades of Experience in Fashion Industry

For immediate release: Friends say Coco Chanel must have been speaking about Tica Tallent when she said a girl must be two things… classy and fabulous. Tallent, a former model, spent 15 years working as a personal shopper, helping women of all shapes and sizes dress their best. Her new book What is Beautiful: Secrets From a Personal Shopper reveals simple tips for dressing confidently including:

  • Finding the perfect haircut
  • Using scarves as a versatile accessory
  • Understanding which colors work best for you
  • Making the most out of your fashion budget

Self-esteem has become a national crisis, especially among young women. A recent survey found that seven in ten girls feel they do not measure up in some way—including how they look. “My hope is that my book will be an inspiration for all women,” says Tallent, a resident of Anderson, South Carolina. “I want women to know we are all beautiful because we are made in God’s image.”

Tallent speaks regularly at various women’s groups and church functions. She has several upcoming events scheduled including signings at the Anderson County Women’s Club Fashion Show on September 28 from noon-2pm, Greenville’s Millie Lewis Modeling Agency on September 29 from 2-5pm, and the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in Anderson on October 1 from 10am-1pm. She’ll also be at the Anderson Mall Belk store on October 4 from 11am-3pm and Belk at Haywood Mall on November 1 from 11am-3pm.

Tica and her husband live in Anderson, South Carolina. Published by Ambassador International, What is Beautiful: Secrets From a Personal Shopper, $12.99, is set for a mid-September 2011 release. Learn more at