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Books by Gale Bates

  • Contributing Author: Direct Selling Power
    Direct Selling Power shows you how to take your business to the next level and achieve the success you desire. In addition to expert advice from Gale Bates, you will quickly learn what 19 other to experts do to get the best results.
  • Contributing Author: BUILD IT BIG
    Published by Direct Selling Womens Association. see pic in photo albums
  • Written by Gale Bates, Illustrated by Carole McCarty: THE JEWEL IN THE FOREST
    The O'o bird (pronounced oh-oh) only became extinct in 1987. This story reflects the importance of preserving the indigineous birds of Hawaii. See pic of cover page under photo albums
  • Written by Gale Bates, Illustrated by Carole McCarty: GUAVA BEAR
    A great little story - a true story - about a trained bear who got lost in the Koolau mountains and even after they searched with the National Guard was never caught, but was sited many years after eating guavas in the mountains. See pic of cover page under photo albums
  • Written by Gale Bates, Illustrated by Carole McCarty: TALES OF TUTU NENE
    Available Amazon or Island Heritage. See cover pic under photo albums. Tutu Nene was published in 1994 and is still selling. It is in most airport stores and museums and national park shops around Hawaii. It is a wonderful tale of a young Nene who doesn't listen to her Tutu (Grandmother) and teaches children a great lesson to listen to their elders. The Nene is the State Bird of Hawaii and is an endangered species because man has taken over its habitat and its biggest predators are mongoose and feral cats.

Books I'm Reading

  • Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead
  • Seth Godin: Tribes
  • W.G. Sebald: Austerlitz
  • John C. Maxwell: Your Road Map for Success
  • Stephen Leather: The Chinaman
  • Tony Park: Far Horizons
  • Geraldine Brooks: People of the Book
  • Ernest Hemingway: A Moveable Feast
  • Wallace D. Wattles: The Science of Getting Rich
  • Bob Burg: Endless Referrals


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