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Author's Stunning Coming of Age Novel Wins Multiple Literary Awards

Apr 12, 2021

B.A. Bellec is honored with six awards from four different literary programs for "Someone's Story," his debut young adult coming of age novel on teen depression and mental illness.NEW YORK & VANCOUVER, British Columbia - April 13, 2021 - PRLog -- B.A. Bellec, nurtured his creative skills over a period of several years, fine-tuning his talents in writing, music, and film. His efforts are paying off as he released a debut novel that brought home six literary awards and launched his music and film career, producing original songs, and weekly videos on pop culture – all in the midst of a global pandemic.Someone's Story won three awards in the Reader Views Reviewer's Choice Literary Awards program, including a gold medal in the Young Adult category, The Reader Views Kids Award for Best Young Adult Book of the Year, and a gold medal for Regional Book of the Year Canada West. Someone's Story is also a Red Ribbon winner with The Wishing Shelf, received a Notable Indie award from Shelf Unbound, and a 5-Star Review award from Readers' Favorite.In Someone's Story, B.A. Bellec writes about a group of weirdos that find and save each other from the dark depths of their minds. Someone's Story is literally Someone's story, as in a first-person narrative of a teenager that calls himself Someone. As he struggles to find a new footing in a new space, readers encounter the many ups and downs of modern teenage life, the difficulties that adjusting to adult feelings bring, and a few tear-jerking surprises along the way. Someone's Story is full of nostalgia, inspiration, and depth. It appeals to the young adult crowd with themes of music, friendship, loss, mental health, meditation, advice, and pop culture.https://youtu.be/BP-lLK3GM_8Readers and reviewers are applauding Someone's Story for its originality, boldness, and unique style:"B.A. Bellec has truly created a masterpiece that deserves worldwide recognition, awards and so much more." -- Rebecca Ryan, Reedsy"I am so thankful to have received such an amazing award," said B.A. when pressed to give some insight into the last few days. "Everyone that has read this book, your kind words gave me the confidence to keep going early on. The outpouring of support has been truly special and I can't thank Reader Views enough for shining some light on all these amazing reviews. This win is for everyone that took a few nights out of their lives to give this story a chance." Download your copy here.Bellec's second novel, Pulse, is scheduled for release in 2021, kicking off a series. The first book takes place in 2040 and revolves around a creature disrupting a gigantic music festival. Think Fyre Festival, Black Mirror, and X-Files combined. The book is being praised for its genre-bending style utilizing screenplay-like formatting while bouncing between horror, sci-fi, and dystopian themes with the pace of a thriller. In anticipation of the release, Bellec is celebrating the cover reveal for Pulse by minting 25 uniquely named and numbered NFT copies, one of which will be made available to the public, and 24 are gifts for the team behind the project. Details at www.babellec.com.About the AuthorB. A. Bellec. was born in Richmond, BC and raised in Langley, BC, before settling in Winnipeg, MB. A self-starter always interested in research, he taught himself many of the aspects of storytelling through reading books, screenplays, and material online. Whenever he found an inspirational piece of art, he quickly went to the source to find the story behind the artist creating the work. It took many years for him to finally combine his creative skills with his life experience and tell that story he had been holding back.During COVID-19, he was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to create music inspired by Pulse. Three of those songs are available for free on his YouTube channel with more coming soon. He is also seeking an agent to represent him with film and TV rights on his books.Someone's Story (ISBN 9798634294292 Independently Published, 2020) is available on online bookstores. For more information about B.A. Bellec and all of his work visit his website https://babellec.com/ and connect with him on his social sites at: https://babellec.com/links/. Publicity contact: admin@readerviews.com.Folk version of Bon Jovi classic Livin' On a Prayer. Collaboration between B.A. Bellec and Gus Reeves, inspired by a moment in Someone's Story.https://youtu.be/7VCPYjZXnNYPhotos: (Click photo to enlarge) Read Full Story - Author's Stunning Coming of Age Novel Wins Multiple Literary Awards | More news from this sourcePress release distribution by PRLog

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Builders Capital Raises $750 Million, Citing Need to Meet Homebuilder Demand

Apr 12, 2021

Private construction lender originated a record $275M in loans in Q1, positioning itself for competitiveness. Builders Capital SEATTLE - April 13, 2021 - (Newswire.com) Builders Capital lived up to its name over the past six months, raising $750 million in capital, allowing the firm to meet homebuilders' steady demand and be more competitive in the construction lending market. The private construction lender announced today that it raised $250 million in March, in addition to $500 million raised in October 2020 from two capital partners. Builders Capital has originated over $275M loans within the first quarter of 2021, putting them on pace to originate well above their $1.5B annual goal. "This investment provides not only additional capital that we can make available to our builder customers but also increases our competitive cost structure," said Robert Trent, chief executive officer of Seattle-based Builders Capital. "As our customers know, we seek to be the builder's Most Valuable Relationship in all that we do. Offering the lowest possible pricing is a key part of our strategy to serve the nation's homebuilders, and we are thrilled to have this additional source of capital available for our customers," Trent added. The capital raised helps increase the volume of originations, with all funds going back to borrowers for larger construction projects. The firm also continues to invest in and improve its technology, providing a better borrower experience and adapting its technology to industry needs.  Builders Capital was founded in 2009 with the goal of funding homebuilder growth, allowing builders to meet their goals and close gaps in the housing market. The firm sees potentially thousands of customers who need financial help to continue growing projects across the country. To date, the firm has funded more than $2.5 billion in loans. In March, Builders Capital originated loans in Texas, Oregon, Washington, California, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Montana, Colorado, and New Mexico, in projects ranging from $2 million to $25 million. About Builders Capital Builders Capital is one of the nation's largest private construction lenders, offering innovative financing solutions to a wide spectrum of developers and homebuilders, from bridge, fix-and-flip and ground-up construction, to development and attached housing. The Company maintains offices in Seattle and Puyallup, Washington, with sales offices in Boise, Denver, Colorado Springs, Vancouver, Phoenix and Orlando. Builders Capital's management team brings to the business over 100 years of expertise in residential construction lending, home building, real estate development, and loan servicing. Contact Information Alexis Quintal alexis@newswire.com Press Release Service by Newswire.com Original Source: Builders Capital Raises $750 Million, Citing Need to Meet Homebuilder Demand

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Get Your Summer Body Back and Connect with a Fitness Companion Using the TeamUp Fitness App

Apr 12, 2021

TeamUp offers the best of both worlds, getting fit and finding love all in one specialized app. TeamUp Fitness App PHILADELPHIA - April 13, 2021 - (Newswire.com) As we emerge from multiple waves of the pandemic and a brutal winter for the majority of the country, the first day of summer is quickly approaching. Every day, millions of American's are getting vaccinated and that can mean one thing -- it's time for that summer body!  Gyms are slowly reopening and people are looking to not only change their nutrition habits but their lifestyle habits. The one app to help you achieve your ideal summer body and find a fit companion is the TeamUp Fitness community.  Numerous blogs will tell you the basics: stay hydrated, workout plans, diet tips, and how to record your progress. An article by Shape presented a 30-step plan on how to achieve your ideal summer body, which includes nutrition plans, varying workouts and training with a workout buddy.  However, TeamUp Fitness is the one resource you'll need to get your summer body back. The app was launched as a social, lifestyle, and fitness connection dating platform and has continued to develop into a place where the fitness community can come together - especially during a time when gyms are slowly opening back up, people are realizing they've lost their healthy habits and gained weight from the pandemic, and people are trying to get back into going to the gym and fitness centers or even picking back up their at-home-equipment.   All the plans presented above and across varying blogs are available in one place on the TeamUp Fitness App. Features of the app include a section to connect with a nutritionist who can create the ideal diet to drop some of those pandemic pounds. Another feature is the chance to connect with Fitness trainers who are available to provide workout tips and develop a workout program based on your fitness goals.  "The fitness world is filled with hundreds of different nutrition plans and workout plans. However, the TeamUp Fitness app brings all the expertise of the fitness industry into the palm of your hands," said Frank Peperno, Chief Marketing Officer of TeamUp Fitness. "This one app provides users leading-class expertise from personal trainers and nutritionists to help everyone achieve a healthy lifestyle and get that Summer Body you've always wanted with the right team and partner." TeamUp Fitness is available for download today on the Apple Store or Google Play Store. About TeamUp Fitness: TeamUp Fitness is a Social, Lifestyle, and Fitness Dating platform developed to bring the fitness community together. Connect, find, match, and chat with new fitness friends, new workout partners, fitness professionals and find your Fitness Soulmate.  Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play Store today. Contact Information Alexis Quintal alexis@newswire.com Press Release Service by Newswire.com Original Source: Get Your Summer Body Back and Connect with a Fitness Companion Using the TeamUp Fitness App

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