New Book Reveals the Foundation Establishing St. Patrick’s Day
Shamrocks, St. Patrick, parades and even an air of magic will begin several days before March 17th. Are you curious how St. Patrick’s Day got its start? Wonder no more as Author Alfred Porter announces the release of his new book “Is it St. Patrick’s Day or Leprechaun’s Day?” ...
New Book Reveals the Foundation
Establishing St. Patrick’s Day
Shamrocks, St. Patrick, parades and even an air of magic will begin several days before March 17th. Are you curious how St. Patrick’s Day got its start? Wonder no more as Author Alfred Porter announces the release of his new book “Is it St. Patrick’s Day or Leprechaun’s Day?”
Los Angeles, California, February 17 – Days before March 17th the air begins to change and many people are talking about wearing green. As you walk into the grocery store, there are shamrocks hanging from the ceiling. Is there magic in the air and people are looking for that whimsical time when everything seems possible? Discover the answers to these questions and more in Author Alfred Porter’s latest release, “Is it St. Patrick’s Day or Leprechaun’s Day”?
Kids in school know if you are not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day you have set yourself up to get pinched that day. It doesn’t matter if you are Irish or not, that is the custom. What happens when two young boys get together and the family story teller arrives? Will they be in for the journey of their young minds or will they yawn in boredom thinking we should be playing video games?
“Is it St. Patrick’s Day or Leprechaun’s Day” introduces the readers to two boys listening to their Uncle Charlie who is visiting from Ireland. He begins telling his nephew and his nephew’s schoolmate a fantastical story about the true foundation of St. Patrick’s Day and Leprechaun Day celebrations and the differences. He shares the details from the shamrock, St. Patrick, the man, wizards, fairies, spirits, and Leprechauns. Uncle Charlie does not leave out the history and facts about the church. Known as the great and talented story teller, Uncle Charlie literally has the boys completely mesmerized and on the edge of their seats waiting to hear every detail.
“Is it St. Patrick’s Day or Leprechaun’s Day is available on Amazon.com and at http://tinyurl.com/ben6lcc for a peek preview. To interview Author Porter, contact him at , kidsreadebooks.us, or PLP at 818-312-8371.
Los Angeles-based professor, author, public speaker, seminar leader and personal growth coach Alfred B. Porter brings a wealth of cultural experiences and intellectual pursuits to his primary discipline as an instructor at more than a dozen colleges and universities. For over the past 25 years, he has touched people across the globe. He is a man so enchanted by life.
Porter has held faculty positions at the likes of UCLA, Pepperdine University, the University of Puerto Rico, Northrop University and several colleges of the Los Angeles City College District.
In addition to his wonderful journey and
current role as an Instructor of English As A Second Language, learning and study skills at the L.A. Trade Technical College, Porter has taught ESL at Glendale College, Long Beach City College and Ohio University (Athens), as well as the ARAMCO Center in Saudi Arabia, Las Teresians School in Calahorra, Spain and the Lockhart English Academy in Pamplona, Spain.
And that's only the beginning. As a public speaker and conference leader, he has I had a life of good fortune. He has conducted accelerated learning seminars and study skills workshops throughout southern California, bringing with him Senior Certification from the Accelerated Learning Institute in Las Vegas. Additionally, Porter earned Certified Senior Seminar Leader status from the American Seminars Leader Assn., training certification from "Dr. Bresky's Brain TuneUp 9 Point System," and Dale Carnegie certification (from academies in both London and Los Angeles) in Human Relations, Public Speaking and Sales. Rounding out that wide swath of skills, he has certificates in hypnosis, speech, progressiverelaxation, and personal enrichment.
Adding to his in-depth range of intellectual pursuits, Porter earned a Ph.D. in metaphysics from the University of Sedona. The clarity and intensity of Alfred Porter's convictions led to
an M.A. in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, and a B.S. in Communications/Business from Woodbury University.
In earlier years, Porter worked as a local news reporter and photographer for Herald-American Call Enterprises and the Wave News Publications; at the Herald Examiner as a copyboy, copy editor and makeup editor, night news editor, and at the Hollywood Citizen News as a copyboy. Alfred Porter matched an optimistic temperament with bold, persistent action in all that he