New Self-Help/Inspirational Novel Draws Praise, Inspires A Musical

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A new, self-help/inspirational novel, "The Obstacle Course", by Neal R. Voron, co-founder of RyKy Records (tm), is earning praise from teachers, business people, self-help experts, students, and others for its Â?pearls of wisdomÂ? about succeeding in the "obstacle course of life". The story has already inspired a musical, due to be released this year as a CD album. Purchasers of the book on Friday, March 18, 2005, can get a sneak peek at streaming audios of a pre-release draft version of the entire musical, plus other bonus items, including "This is Your Life, Not a Dress Rehearsal" by Jim Donovan.

A new, self-help/inspirational novel is earning praise from teachers, business people, self-help experts, students, and others for its “pearls of wisdom” about succeeding in the "obstacle course of life". "The Obstacle Course", by Neal R. Voron, co-founder of RyKy Records (tm), has already inspired a musical, due to be released this year as a CD album. Purchasers of the book on Friday, March 18, 2005, can get a sneak peek at streaming audios of a pre-release draft version of the entire musical, plus other bonus items. Details about the bonuses will be posted Friday at http://www.TheObstacleCourse.com

The story, about an old but untraditional teacher and his class, challenges the "routine" and keeps the reader guessing about what will happen next. Along the way, readers experience Dr. Ernest Acton's 'class' about dealing with life's happenings and the things you would like to happen.

A teacher who wrote the book's foreword, Sharol Brunner, called The Obstacle Course "the 'classroom' experience of a lifetime... Whether you are ten years old or 100 years old, this book will give you simple insight into some of life's toughest and greatest lessons."

Steve Moore, of Personal-Development.com, said, "I have studied and published self-help information for many years, and rarely do I see something as unique and fresh as The Obstacle Course"... these lessons are some of the most important things to know in life, things which aren't typically learned in school."

"Prepare to be changed forever after reading this amazing work," said Andy O'Bryan, founder of Principal Visions, LLC.

Best-selling author Joe Vitale called The Obstacle Course a "fast, fun, mind-expanding good read."

And Josh Hinds, CEO of GetMotivation.com, said, "I'm a firm believer that - right along with teaching math, reading, and history - our schools and universities should be teaching the ideas that are shared in this novel. Everyone can benefit from the lessons that Dr. Acton teaches in The Obstacle Course... Neal R. Voron has a winner in this book... and, in this case, you'll receive the rewards in your life from applying the principles shared."

The story so inspired Joseph F.M. Pokorny, a songwriter, composer, musician, and performer who has written over 800 songs and about 15 musicals and cantatas, that he created "The Obstacle Course Musical", which is due for release later this year.

Voron, the book's author, has arranged to provide bonus items to individuals who purchase one or more copies of "The Obstacle Course" (ISBN 1418447390) on Friday, March 18th by midnight and who email a copy of their receipt to him at nvoron(at)TheObstacleCourse.com. Bonus items include: limited-time, confidential access to pre-release, draft, streaming audio versions of the entire music for "The Obstacle Course Musical"; a .pdf version of the entire list of "Dr. Acton's Class Notes" from "The Obstacle Course"; an ebook version of Jim Donovan's self-help classic, "This is Your Life, Not a Dress Rehearsal"; and more.

The first 5 chapters of "The Obstacle Course" can be freely read online at http://www.TheObstacleCourse.com. They are also included in a free downloadable .pdf ebook which features "The Spider's Dream Web", a mythical short story by Voron about the birth of the World Wide Web (http://www.LyricSongbooks.com/TheSpidersDreamWeb.pdf).

"The Obstacle Course" is Voron's first novel. He has co-written lyrics for several songs: "We Thought She'd Live Forever", which is featured in the Irish love story "Wind Dance"; "Starting Over"; "Please Do Not Call Me"; "Please Do Not Spam Me"; and "Can The Spam". Through Voron Communications, his Internet site development, marketing, and music publishing firm, Neal has helped to educate and benefit thousands of visitors to web sites he has developed.

"The Obstacle Course Musical" will be published by Voron's label, RyKy Records (http://www.RyKyRecords.com). RyKy has an ambitious publishing plan this year -- also slated to be released are "Saint Francis Cantata" CD, "Save The Earth Musical" CD, "Benjamin Franklin Musical" CD, and other albums.

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