THE MCKINLEY PUBLISHING HUB is founded in the Pearl of the Orient: PHILIPPINES.
Literally, McKinley is a street name where one of the three founders of the publishing company lives. In the context of Philippine History, "McKinley" are the Filipino Ilustrados who fought for freedom and real progress in the Philippines way back during the colonization era of Spain and America in our land. Ilustrados are the enlightened ones, not necessarily rich but surely educated formally (like Jose Rizal) or self-taught (like Andres Bonifacio or Emilio Jacinto or Josefa Llanes Escoda). They held the "enlightenment torch" to light and lead the way for Filipinos living in the "dark" towards a bright future full of hope.
Fast forward to now, 2021 which is a century hence plus some more decades after Rizal, Bonifacio and Escoda. There is this new batch of self-published-Ilustrados again. Don Luman-ag, Dexter Amoroso, and Eureka Cambonga Bianzon Robey are these new self-publishedIlustrados. They believe that there is hope in the self-publishimg in the not only for the Filipinos but for the whole world.
This time, Don, Dex and Eureka will see to it that they will not be misunderstood (because they are good communicators). This time they will also commit not to fail (because they have a passion for excellence). Besides, real heroism for them is not to put themselves on top of pedestals but for them to make more heroes of this new revolution in publishing. More heroes advocating the democratization of opportunities and progress in businesses, in learning institutions, and in individuals.
ALL THESE THROUGH MCKINLEY PUBLISHING HUB.
Welcome us as we dynamically adapt so that you all can excel and achieve your dream of becoming a published author.
Frieda Norma Divina-Dela Cruz was born in Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur on June 12, 1953. Now, she lives in Tarlac City. She’s an Accountant by profession with the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Accounting major at Far Eastern University (FEU). She also studied Management Development Program at the Ateneo de Manila University. The author is an Admin and one of the Founding Members of the Self Published x Movement (SPxM), the Advocacy Group of McKinley Publishing Hub.
A Moderator of the Filipino Poets in Blossoms (FPB), and has been receiving recognition awards for her writing contributions in different categories. After her retirement, and when her husband died, she became interested to writing anything under the sun. Writing gives her joy and happiness. She said, “Writing is a career, I feel fulfilled and it is now my life running in my blood.” Looking forward to writing as many as she could for the world to read
Welcome to the poetic world of Kathy Jo (Blake) Bryant!This popular poetess offers you a rich dessert of the delicious and the luxurious. A poetic genius that has written poetry for many years and is sure to have something to suit every palate. The book itself is divided into six chapters; Love, Life, People, Memories, Nature and Seasons. Each one is beautifully blended together, with the chapter themes running through every written word. It is put together with such passion, that the words instantly resonate with those that read the poetry, transcending into something beyond beautiful.Kathy’s debut collection of poetry has many best-loved poems that have touched the hearts of many across the world.
Sarfraz Ahmed / Poet, UK
About the Author
Kathy Jo (Blake) Bryant hails from the United States, originally from Texas, now residing in Missouri. She is an avid genealogist, a member of a lineage society, and has authored a two volume book on genealogy. She writes poetry on quite a number of subjects. Even though she has intermittently been writing poetry since youth, she has had a positive surge in writing, since joining quite a few poetry groups, within the last several years.
Kathy Jo is a favourite for many across the globe, who have been introduced to her work through her appearances on open mic sessions, as well as on quite a number of digital platforms to maximise her reach and impact. She is an award-winning poetess who is well-known and respected for her blend of rhythm, rhyme, and freestyle.
She has had her poetry accepted on The Sparrow, a recitative YouTube poetry group, Writings on the Wall, a YouTube poetry readings platform, The Poet’s Narrative, an elite media Facebook group by Alan Johnson, and Poetizerdotcom. She has received a growing number of poetry certificates of various kinds, for Picture Prompts, and daily and weekly contests. She has themed poetry featured in online and printed anthologies for Open Door Poetry Magazine, and quite a few other anthologies. She is a member of, and former moderator for: The Passion of Poetry, a very large Facebook group with over 17 thousand members.
Mga Tulang Pamasko , Alay ng mga Makatang Pilipino
Christmas day is the most awaited day of the whole year. It is also the time of wishes such as a wish to see the world, a wish to end the pandemic, a friend wish, a food wish, or Noche Buena. Although many wishes remain, some have already been fulfilled; such as Lechon, Bibingka, Pinoy-style spaghetti, Leche flan, Puto-bumbong, lumpia and chocolate. But more than that … The baby Jesus was born. Merry Christmas!
We are the three Magis of the MCKINLEY PUBLISHING HUB. And our birthday gifts to Baby Jesus on His BIRTHDAY are “Saving the World, One Poem at a Time”, “All I Want For Christmas” and “Hiling Sa Araw Ng Pasko” anthology books.
Let us see the destiny ahead of us and not be short-sighted by simply living for this world and for ourselves or to keep on regretting about our past. Let us come back to God by seeking repentance. God is our Father and He will bring us back to him.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!! Let us democratize access to publications by offering aspiring authors easier and more economical alternative to traditional publishing. We aim to encourage more people especially the younger generation to put their literary talents and skills into good use by writing and publishing their own books via the self-publishing route.
May the God-Baby Jesus bless us. He who after being born poor, became a poor fugitive baby too, hunted for threatening the violent world with His gentleness and love and saving Graces!
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS: Yuletide Poetry Anthology
All I Want For Christmas. This iconic song is a world Christmas staple. Vince Vance & the Valiants epitomize holiday cheer and goodwill with this Christmas classic. Christmas is a celebration of the best in all of us.
This fascinating poetry anthology book is biblically oriented, theologically rich, and easy to digest. Indeed, the poets worldwide put together comprehensive Christmas wishes in a neat package from material to spiritual in contemporary times. Our love for each other, the true feeling of brotherhood amongst us all.
Here’s hoping that everyone gets their wishes for Christmas, but remember an old proverb: “what you get, you lose. What you give, you keep forever”. Your support is a gift to McKinley Publishing Hub. Merry Christmas!
The book is elegant. All the poems in this anthology are of high quality. The layout and artworks are excellent too. This is a wonderful gift for Christmas!
Please watch our promotional video created by Mr Alan Johnson of The Poets Narrative
My appreciation extends to the POP Admin team, especially to Ms. Annette Tarpley, the Founder of The Passion of Poetry, an International group with almost 15 thousand poets, for her generous literary contributions, for her invaluable support, and for allowing McKinley Publishing Hub to announce its Anthology projects to her wonderful Poetry group.
Our heartiest gratitude to our other major contributors Kathy Jo Bryant, Jill Tait, Greg Etsell, Cherie Leigh for their willingness to spare us their time. And a person who also deserves our gratitude is Alan Johnson, the founder of The Poets Narrative, for creating an excellent video to promote this book, which can be watched at The Poets Lounge on YouTube. His utmost kindness in promoting poets' works is truly kind and generous. We would like to convey a special thanks to the very talented Filipino artist, Rene Alster Oliva, for his amazing artwork "On their way to Bethlehem" located on the first page of this book.
We are also grateful to the presence of Illustrious Admin Bards Self-Published x Movement (SPXM), their support in making fellow writers, poets, and poetesses realize their dream of becoming certified published authors is phenomenal.
Finally, we express the most gratitude to all poets and poetesses throughout the world, for their high-quality poem contributions. All I Want For Christmas Anthology Book won't be possible without your support.
Annette (Wengert) Tarpley
John Thomas Tuft
Marilou Eureka Bianzon Robey
Gabriel S. Weah
Napoleon Torres lll
Joey Viliran Fernandez
Ababio Sylvester Owusu
Lyn B. Pastrana
Anne Maureen Medrano Esperidion
Diptarupa Mallick Dasgupta
Farah Diba Pastor
Linda Jean Wright Lank
Margie Hilario Estrada
Nwankwo Victor Anayo
Davi Ramphal Rampersad
Rosie B. Licudo
Neslie L. Lumanglas
Gloria Magallanes- Loeb
Rekha Mittal Gupta
Bienvenido Lantin Mojica
Maria Editha Garma-Respicio
Chris Opeña Orcuse
Imelda Zapata Garcia
Deity S. Tandog
Flight to the Light
Kathy Jo Bryant
Shabbirhusein K Jamnagerwalla
Jacqueline Villoso Vento
Dil Kehta Hai, pen name of Ms. Swati Garg
Faith Eli Rose S. Llave
Dr Karu Kala-Mohan Jamda MP
Iluminada D. Imbang
Ashu Verma Chaubey
Matthew F. Zeccola
Nathaniel De Lara Cruz
Nguyễn Thanh Hải
Above all these, MPH wants to thank the Almighty for the ultimate guidance and wisdom.
Marilou Eureka Bianzon Robey McKinley Publishing Hub Artist /Designer VP of Finance & Operations
Nap’s poetry prizes simplicity. But that simplicity is NOT accomplished by the ignoring of details, and the minimalism is not a result of sloppiness. The simplicity found in Nap’s poems are the result of intense care and attention. It is with care the poet prunes and drops what is unnecessary.
From his seat in the secluded farm, Nap uses his senses to experience his surroundings. He shares his thoughts by writing poems about nature, God, and his beloved grandchildren. While he often uses nature as his main theme the power of his poems do not lie in presenting nature as it is. It lies in his imagination.
Jill’s Tales tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, about me and my entire life-long happenstances.
I began writing from my earliest memories of an innocent child, a fisherman’s youngest daughter. I was born and bred in a small seaside village, which boasts beautiful beaches and castles on the coastal shores.
Throughout my married years as a Mother and a wife, where I now dwell in the picturesque countryside.I add my Life in verses of Jill’s Tales, which I hope you, the reader, enjoy immensely…