Former crew chief, current broadcaster Larry McReynolds to release “The Constant Pursuit of Perfection” May 24th
NASCAR broadcaster Larry McReynolds will release his autobiography on May 24th via VIP Ink Publishing. NASCAR veteran Larry McReynolds will tell all in his new autobiography “The Constant Pursuit of Perfection,” due to be released May 24th. McReynlds was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and over the course of his career, has become a NASCAR broadcasting icon. His story illustrates faith and determination, as well as some of the struggles he has faced as he touches the lives of millions.
McReynolds’ NASCAR career began over 40 years ago, in 1975. He gradually worked his way up the ladder, and by 1985, he was a crew chief. His first win in this new position came in 1988 at Watkins Glen, where driver Ricky Rudd was victorious. He continued building a reputation as a winner in 1992, when he was the crew chief for Daytona 500 winner Davey Allison in the #28 car, the Robert Yates Racing Ford Thunderbird. In 1997, he joined Richard Childress Racing, and helped the legendary Dale Earnhardt win the 1998 Daytona 500.
After the 2000 season, McReynolds made a difficult decision. He left Richard Childress Racing and started a broadcasting career. He joined Mike Joy and three time Winston Cup Champion Darrell Waltrip. The three have a formed a dynamic trio since 2001 as commentators for FOX SPORTS. Currently, McReynolds is a racing analyst for FOX SPORTS and FOX SPORTS 1, and a columnist on FOXsports.com
VIP Ink Publishing to partner with longtime production manager Elston Howard
VIP Ink Publishing is announcing a partnership with Elston Howard for potential movie production deals
VIP Ink Publishing is partnering with production manager Elston Howard to discuss some potential motion picture deals involving some of the publisher’s books. The publishing company is known for signing some of the top names in multiple fields, including sports, reality TV, and personal training. Mr. Howard sees this as a no-brainer move. According to him, “VIP Ink Publishing has publications on some of the biggest names in the business. Stories like Michael Lewis of the New Orleans have always been fan favorites to the city of the New Orleans.” He added that “When VIP Ink Publishing got in touch with me, we talked about the projects and I felt strongly they had a good 10 to 12 books that could be great for motion pictures.”
Howard was not able to commit to any specific release dates or pre-production times. However, he did make it known that the first order of business was going to be starting the scripts for the stories of Michael Lewis and Troy Dorsey. Howard is well-known in the industry, especially for his work on movies and TV shows like JKF; The Big Easy Television Series; Ray; K-Ville; Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; GI Joe: Retaliation; Grudge Match; Escape Plan; Homefront; Fantastic Four; and Geostorm, a new film starring Gerard Butler and Katheryn Winnick.
Candice Keene was born in Dallas, grew up in Phoenix, and now lives in Orlando. In 2008, she won her first figure show, then competed two weeks later at the NPC Nationals. There, she earned her pro card with the International Federation for Bodybuilding. It was a great moment for her. Since then, she has competed in 34 professional shows. Her distinguished career has resulted in 11 IFBB Figure Champion Titles, and two of those were the prestigious Figure International Titles. She is a six-time Figure Olympian, and was the runner-up in the 2014 Figure Olympia.
However, she is more than just a competitive model. She is an ISAA Certified Trainer, who helps clients in all walks of life. She is also a product developer, having created ProCakez which is a meal replacement. With time, he hopes that it will become a global product. As a model, she has also been on the cover of four magazines. Academically, she is one year’s worth of classes away from graduating from UCF with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Business and Communication, with a double Minor in Entrepreneurship and Psychology.
More than that, though, Keene
believes in herself. She is a go-getter to whom nothing has ever come easy. Rather, she has had to work hard, persevere, and grow into the person that she wants to become. She strives to be passionate and to fight through obstacles to accomplish her goals. She is writing a book in order to show that no matter where you were before, or what your past is, that doesn’t matter or define you. In fact, her mentality is, “If you want something, go get it and make it happen!”
Mickie Laree James has joined forces with VIP Ink Publishing to release autobiography.
Throughout her childhood in Virginia, Mickie James was always something of a tomboy, as she enjoyed riding horses and dreaming of becoming a wrestler. In 1999, she made this dream a reality, starting her pro career under the name Alexis Laree. After years on the independent circuit, she started working for Total Nonstop Action in 2002, then signed with WWE a year later. In 2005, she debuted for WWE, and beat Tricia Status to win Wrestlemania 22. She would go on to win five Women’s Titles and one Divas Title, and her six championships are second all-time. In 2010, she returned to TNA Wrestling with the goal of becoming a Knockouts Champion, which she did three times.
James loves music as well, and in 2010, released a country album, Strangers and Angels, which included three songs that she herself co-wrote. Her music has received critical acclaim from Country Weekly and CMA Magazine, and led to TV appearances on Fox and Friends and Red Eye. Moreover, she has performed in concert with Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson and Randy Houser. In 2010, she released a single entitled “Hardcore Country,” which is also her walkup song. Three years later, her second album came out: Somebody’s Gonna Play Through Entertainment One Music, which includes three original songs.
In 2014, James gave birth to a son, Donovan, but she still travels the world, taking him with her. If there is anything James wants to tell her fans, it’s that “I just want to say thank you for all of your support. I love you. Without you I wouldn’t be able to do what I do and do it on the stage that I do it. I am forever grateful.”
Globetrotter big man Jermaine Middleton to become VIP Ink Publishing’s newest author.
Basketball player Jermaine Middleton will tell his story in his upcoming book for VIP Ink Publishing. Middleton spent most of his childhood and teen years in his birthplace of Los Angeles, California. He never played basketball until he was 16, when he underwent a seven inch growth spurt. At that point, Willie E. West Jr., the head coach at Crenshaw high school, recruited him to join the team. Middleton graduated in 2003, then finished his high school career at South Kent School, an all-boys prep school in Connecticut.
After that, Jermaine attended Central Connecticut State University for two years, then transferred to Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In a two year span where he played for Northwood, his team won 54 games, winning the regular season Sun Conference Championship both years. In 2008, the team advanced to the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinals, and were ranked in the top16 of the NAIA in 2009.
Middleton was a huge success at Northwood. He displayed the ability to rebound the ball on both ends of the floor, as well as use a soft touch around the basket. He also runs the floor well, can shoot a jumper, shoot a jump-hook with two hands, and bock shots.
In 2009 at the Premier Basketball League Draft, Middleton was drafted ninth overall by the two-time defending champion Rochester Razor Sharks. In 2012, Jermaine “Stretch” Middleton signed with the Harlem Globetrotters. At 7’4”, he is the third tallest player in team history.
Nicole Moneer to release autobiography June 7th, available for pre-order now.
CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach and International Federation of Body Building Pro Nicole Moneer has dedicated her entire career to helping people improve their bodies, minds, relationships with God, and senses of self-worth and confidence. Using her hard gained knowledge and expertise of eating right, exercising, and inward reflection, she has helped them to achieve both spiritual and emotional wellness. Nicole started helping people when, as a four year old, she donated bone marrow to save her brother’s life. In the years since, she has lived to better and enrich the lives of others. However, she would not get to that point until going through much pain and personal suffering.
Nicole was not always the pinnacle of health and fitness that countless people look up to. It has been a long, uphill climb. From the day she was born up until her early 30s, Nicole has been forced to deal with various infections, physical pain and discomfort, fatigue, asthma attacks and digestive issues, all of which kept her in a consistent cycle of prescription drug, antibiotics and medication usage. Howe
ver, this only made things worse. Her relief came after she ended her dependency on prescription drugs and began to make better eating choices. Moreover, she curbed her alcohol and tobacco consumption and smoking, and went through detox to rid her body of harmful toxins. Also, she began to drop harmful people and relationships from her life, and started taking natural supplements with the help of her integrative physician.
While she has spent her young life keeping her body active with dance, cheer and performance, Nicole will be the first to tell you that you can look healthy on the outside, but still be going through inner turmoil. In her own words, you can be “skinny fat.” Even though she grew up the daughter of a doctor and a nurse, the abusive, neglectful nature of her father and her mother’s oversight of healthy eating meant that Nicole would have to come to terms with her health and turn it around on her own. That is exactly what she did.
Nicole’s commitment to health made her career as a professional fitness competitor and trainer the most sensible step. Her early years cheering on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls as a World Champion Bulls Cheerleader with the Luvabulls gave way to her start in competition. Competing in Ms. Fitness USA, the Arnold Sports Festival, and National Physique Committee events, Nicole worked her way up to Pro status with the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness. Fittingly, she ended her competing career with the Sheru Classic in Pune, India, where her father was born.
Today, even though she is retired from competing in a bikini, she offers unparalleled fitness, health, and life guidance and support to prospective and active competitors as a personal trainer and life coach. She improves the lives of her clients and all those she encounters every day with her inspirational story and advice. Of course, she has the unique experience going through chronic health issues, familial strain and emotionally draining relationships, and still coming out on the other side.
As Nicole strengthened her body, the lessons she would learn through her relationships strengthened her spirit. As a competitor, she had so-called “friends” who seemed to care more about competing and petty drama than supporting one another. She also had relationships with men who were often immature, prideful and dependent on substances. However, each and every figure in Nicole’s life has helped reveal to her the inner strength she has always had as well as the issues within her own self and past she knew she must face. All the disappointments and negative relationships only fueled her passion to use her experiences as a guide for others, to show people the value of honesty, open speech and self-reflection when trying to sustain relationships. Nicole could see the damage inflicted when communication breaks down, especially in the cracks of her parents’ marriage. While it has been a bumpy road with many “life lessons” learned, it has brought her closer to the next step of her journey with the start of her own family.
Nicole Moneer has come a long way from that little girl born sick with an upper respiratory infection, bullied in elementary school and plagued by internal health issues. But, she is still the same Nicole Moneer who saved her brother’s life at four years old, loves her Indian heritage, and excels at expressing her strength through her body, at first with dance and cheer, and later in the form of health and fitness. Her struggles and successes have been a source of inspiration for her friends, family, client and countless fans. She is determined to help everyone she encounters uncover their true potential as well. She has been able to help so many with her focus on eating healthy, taking natural supplements, tailoring your exercise routine to fit you, and cutting out negative people and influences in your life. At the same time, she emphasizes opening up your heart to God and the guidance that He can provide. The ability to improve our lives is in our hands. It just takes someone like Nicole Moneer to help show us just what we can do.
Larissa Reis, renowned professional figure athlete, has signed with VIP Ink Publishing.
Ever since she was raised in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, Larissa Reis has focused on working hard, being loyal, and having inner strength. Her parents helped instill these values in her, and they stayed with her through college, where she graduated with a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management. Later with very little English and money, she moved to America. There, she worked her way up, becoming the first woman from her country to win an American figure professional show.
As an IFBB athlete, Reis has experienced a variety of different cultures, and has made it her mission to spread the values of love and world peace. In her career, Ms. Reis has worked as a professional athlete, personal trainer and nutritionist. She has become well known, and has been featured on the covers of popular magazines, like Iron Man Magazine and Muscular Development. Now, she lives in Las Vegas, where she opened her own restaurant franchise, called Protein House. This eatery has been shown on the Food Network channel, on the show Mystery Diners.
Through hard work and perseverance, Reis found success in the United States. She has not forgotten her roots, and instead wants to show others how they can succeed as well.
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