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The Zing Fling

An Adventure in the Crystal Forest

By Dee G Suberla

Amazon Best Seller 

Recipient of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award

Joey Rheelat heard strange noises coming from his bed, he could not have imagined that he was about to meet Wheedles, the 18th King of the Zing Fling right there in his bedroom. Just as he was coming to terms with this wild little man, he was pulled into a Zing Fling that took him from his bedroom into a chaotic, explosion of colors and sensations into the realm of Waiderfled. He hit the ground and looked around to see that every single element of the environment and humanity was shockingly different from life in Kraspers Lake, IL. It was a place where the rules were different, and it was embarrassingly easy to offend an entire town with just a single word.

Kirkus Review

Readers may find this whimsical and enjoyable material reminiscent of the works of Dr. Seuss, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth. Suberla hails from a background in self-help and life-advice material, and the lessons here in self-confidence and can-do spirit are obvious. An engaging, positivity-preaching fantasy with Seussian and Lewis Carroll–esque aspects.                        — Kirkus Review

 

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book.

The synopsis was a spoiler for me…too much info.
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2023
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A quick, fun read. The perfect fantasy story for any kid aged 8 through 12. Hint: don’t read the synopsis. It’s way too long and you’ll know the whole story.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great

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Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2023
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Wonderful story

5.0 out of 5 stars Great story about re-building confidence

Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2023
Loved the fast pace and fantasy imagery. The characters are easily relatable to readers while the author blends a wonderful mixture of fun and humor. Great reading for a variety of ages.

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There Has To Be Something More…

Dee G. Suberla grew up in the 60s and 70s and learned most of her lessons, the hard way. As a self-proclaimed hippie, her experiences were entertaining to say the least. Later in life, as she joined the corporate world, she found that her mom had always been right, “You can do anything you set your mind to.” She set her sights, moved up the ranks, and found herself coaching people along the way.

When the time was right, she took her own advice, but learned that it isn’t such a direct route. Today Dee is a coach, consultant, and teacher who, by sharing her story, helps the reader see that no matter where you start, you can achieve your hopes and dreams; her life is proof of that!

Shortly thereafter, my husband and I were watching the latest version of Alice in Wonderland, “Jaded,” where Alice goes back to Wonderland as an adult. Somewhere in there the Mad Hatter said, “Alice, you’ve lost your muchness!” I knew right then and there that’s what was wrong with me. I had lost my muchness! Something much more tangible than my hippie! And I wept.

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Ahmed Z. 5 out of 5 stars  Inspiration

Dorothy S. 5 out of 5 Stars
Lighthearted Path to Succeed

Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2021
A very enjoyable book. It is easy to understand and tugs at me as something that folks could really use to jet them to the next level. This book points out that things can change if you are open to exploring possibilities that you didn’t even realize existed.

Kathy B. 5 out of 5 stars  Inspiration
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Poof! You’re A Project Manager: And Other Delusions of Grandeur

Are you and accidental project manager who signed on for a completely different position, but now finds a hot potato of an assignment landing right in your lap?

Are you a veteran in the field who craves a little refresher course, or at least a few laughs? Poof! You’re A Project Manager: And Other Delusions of Grandeur is required reading for anyone seeking the …
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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars, For anyone that has ever been “poofed” into project management …

For anyone that has ever been “poofed” into project management, this book is for you! It is clear and concise with touches of humor throughout the book. I bought this book for myself and have purchased additional copies for other “poofed” project managers.

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5.0 out of 5 stars, Who needs a PMP certification??

Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2023

Companies have grown to need Project Managers but they don’t necessarily want to pay for them. That’s how many of us find ourselves doing the work of a PM while keeping our day job as well. It’s true the methodology that is taught in various PMP certification courses is useful but in practical terms projects whether small or large don’t behave as the models used to teach the methods.

I found myself wallowing in Zoom and Team meetings in my dinning room at the beginning of the COVID 19 Pandemic after having accepted a position as a “Project Manager” just two months prior to the lockdowns. Unable to pop by coworkers cubes and VPs corner offices to ad hoc strategize the subtle nuances of a given project, I happened upon Dee Suberla’s book just in the nick of time. I found myself wanting to throw the PMBOK out the window after seeing Dee’s ability to distill methods and concepts from dozens of pages of dry writing of the PMBOK into a fun and insightful anecdotes and story reminiscent of Patrick Lencioni’s books.

Once the Pandemic started to subside and I was able to work with people face to face again, I found my self sharing this book with dozens of people who were doing their day jobs as part of larger Programs I was managing. I wanted them to read this so that they could see the big picture POOF!! they had indeed become Project Managers and didn’t even know it.

Highly recommend this to anyone looking to quickly make sense of having just been asked by their boss to run a project and have a Gantt chart and Work Breakdown Structure on their desk by Friday!

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