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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dyan Garris Talks About Her Book Promotion

You have been invited to share your promotional experience with others.

Your Name: Dyan Garris

1. Where you are from and where are you now?

I was born in Illinois. I live now in Arizona and Florida.

2. How did you get started writing?

I’ve been writing ever since I can remember. I wrote a children’s book when I was seventeen.

3. What do you do when you are not writing?

I swim every day. I love to walk as well. When I’m not writing books I’m writing and playing music. I’m a professional psychic. Everything works together.

4. What would readers like to know about you?

I don’t know, but they can ask me and I’ll probably answer.

5. What inspired your first book?

I had an Old English sheepdog that my little brother was fascinated with. I wrote him a little book about the dog’s adventures.

6. How many books have you written?

Six.

7. What are the titles of your books and what genres are they?

My genre is all Metaphysical Self-Help. The titles are:
Voice of the Angels – A Healing Journey Spiritual Cards
Voice of the Angels – A Healing Journey – The Journal (for use with the cards)
Voice of the Angels – Meditation Journal (for use with my CD series of music and meditation)
Voice of the Angels – Talk To Your Food! Intuitive Cooking
Fish Tale of Woe – Lost at Sea (A small story with a very big message)
Money and Manifesting

8. How do you decide on that topic or genre?

My work is all self-help. It chose me.

9. How do you manage to keep yourself focused and on track?

Being a clairvoyant counselor, I focus for a living. If I couldn’t focus I wouldn’t have any clients. It’s simply a matter of quieting the chatter of the conscious mind. It’s a mindful focus. I’ve had a lot of practice.

10. Do you write to make money or for the love of writing?

Of course I have to teach you something while answering this question. We do not “make” money. Money is energy. We create an open pathway for the energy of money to flow to us. I write because I have something to teach and I love to do it. When the creative pathway is open the money follows. It’s energy.

11. What are some traditional methods of marketing you have used?

The key to marketing is distribution. You can have the best book in the world and if nobody can find it you won’t be selling very many copies of it. Amazon is great, Baker and Taylor/Barnes & Noble are all very important. Author signings are wonderful ways to connect with people. Radio interviews should be at the top of anyone’s list as well.

12. What are some unique methods of marketing you have used?

The Virtual Book Tour is the most unique thing I’ve done in terms of marketing. It’s great fun.

13. Do you sell through a website? If so, what’s the address? If not, why not?

Yes, websites should be one portal of distribution. I have about 15 websites. The main site is www.voiceoftheangels.com There is a lot going on there. I write a Daily Channeled Message there. For my music one of the main sites is www.myspace.com/voiceoftheangels

14. Where can people order your books?

People can order my books through Amazon.com, any traditional bookstore, or through my website.

15. What format are your books – e-book, print, audio etc?

Right now they are just in print, however, I’m working on getting them into e-books.

16. Will you write more books?

No, Money and Manifesting is the last one for now. It’s at the top of the toolbox of tools for spiritual growth and transformation that I’m almost finished building.

17. What do you have in the works now?

I have two more items that go in the toolbox. One is a DVD animation. The other is another music CD that will vibrate to the eighth chakra. The existing CDs are a series of music and meditation CDs that each vibrate to chakras one through seven.

18. What does the future hold for you and your books?

Looking into my crystal ball, I see…..oh, that would be absolutely no fun to peer in on my future. I’ll just let it unfold.

19. What was the most successful thing you did to promote your books?

I’m doing it. The Virtual Book Tour is just great for book promotion. I’m also very fond of author signings because I like to connect with people directly.

20. What was the least successful thing you did to promote your books?

Well, again, it all depends upon how you define “successful". To me there is no success and no failure. Those are simply perceptions and usually they are someone else’s perceptions. In my definition of success everything is simply an opportunity.

This interview was done in conjunction with Nikki Leigh, author of the Book Promo 101 series. For more information, visit – www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm.


Friday, April 25, 2008

Dyan Garris May Blog Tour

This week, I'm starting to coordinate a special virtual blog tour for Dyan Garris. Some of you participated during the tour we are doing this month to promote her latest book Money and Manifesting. We appreciate every one that has participated with us.

In the middle of May, we are going to do a week long tour to promote the wide variety of life changing products and services that Dyan offers on her website. Please contact me for a full list of her products. If you haven't visited her website - the address is www.voiceoftheangels.com

For this tour, we are looking for blog owners who deal with the topics listed below. If you would like to focus on these topics on your blog, please contact me. To participate, I simply need each blog owner to review her website and to send me for 5-10 questions about the products or services that she offers. I also have a document that has all the items, the prices and descriptions listed. I can forward that to anyone who needs the list.

These are the topics that we want to focus on during her tour in May.

1. Manifesting
2. Self-empowerment
3. Patterns and belief systems
4. What really gets in the way of people manifesting what they want
5. Music as a way to unblock energy and as a healing tool
6. Meditation, mindful meditation, connection in general
7. Chakra balance and energy field
8. Angels and angel cards
9. Psychic ability
10. Integration of mind, body, and spirit and why it's so important

This tour will be May 12th through the 16th. We can also schedule blog visits for a couple of days before or after those dates if needed. Dyan Garris is also available for radio interviews - contact me for more details.

In return for your participation, your blog will be promoted through the tour schedules and the promotional messages that I post to promote each blog visit on the tour. This can be a good way to generate new visitors for your site. It also creates a good number of links back to your site.

If you discuss any of the topics listed above on your blog, feel free to contact me to schedule a date for Dyan Garris to be a guest on your blog.

SPECIAL NOTE -

Each person who posts a comment on any or all of the blog tour spots will be entered in a random drawing for a copy of Dyan Garris’ CD – Release. In addition – the blog owner that hosted the winning commenter will also win a free copy of Release. Share your thoughts and comments with Dyan. She will check in throughout the day to answer questions. You’ll learn more and you have a chance to win a CD.

For more information about Dyan Garris and her virtual tour, you can check the full schedule at http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/04/dyan-garris-may-schedule.html and here are more details http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/04/dyan-garris-may-blog-tour.html.

Her website is full of great details about all of the items within her “toolbox” and there are many special features. She provides the tools you need to have a full and happy life – www.voiceoftheangels.com and it’s not as hard to achieve as you think. Visit Dyan’s Amazon profile for links to many of her products - http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AYREZNHQDLRFM/.


Nikki Leigh
www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm

Monday, April 21, 2008

Learn How Dyan Garris Began Her Incredible Journey

There are several promotional events going on this week and I want to share the details with you.

Dyan Garris’ virtual blog tour for Money and Manifesting is in its fourth week. We’ve had a great month sharing information about Dyan’s latest book. This book is perfect for people who are interested in the law of attraction, but have had problems manifesting.

Tuesday April 22 - http://detailwithnikkileigh.blogspot.com/ - Learn more details about Dyan Garris and also, Money and Manifesting.

Wednesday April 23 - http://melissaalvarez.blogspot.com/ - Dyan visits with author, Melissa Alvarez and she has written an article. It shares her personal story of how she began creating the assorted items that is in the toolbox she created. She has many items to share with people who want to learn how to take their life to a higher and better level.

I would also like to extend an invitation for you to listen to an interview I did on Monday afternoon with author, Joyce Anthony. We talked about her background, the social issues that are important to her, the process she uses to write and her novel, Storm. I invite you to learn more about this special lady – www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh

Nikki Leigh

www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm

Author of the Book Promo 101 Series

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Join the Dyan Garris Blog Tour This Week

The virtual book tour for Money and Manifesting by Dyan Garris is in its third week. Joyce Anthony hosted Dyan Garris this week on her blog Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Something different was posted on each day and you are welcome to read these past posts. The link to her blog is http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog .

On Wednesday and Thursday, Sharon Hurley Hall is hosting Dyan Garris on two of her blogs. This gave Sharon the opportunity to ask two different sets of questions and to post on blogs that feature the same themes. These are Sharon’s scheduled days and links -

Wednesday April 16 - http://bimblogger.wordpress.com

Thursday April 17 - http://www.reikivoyager.blogspot.com/

On Friday, I get the opportunity to host Dyan on my Communati.com blog. She has gathered many wonderful reviews for Money and Manifesting and I wanted to share several with you.

Friday April 18 -

http://www.communati.com/litekepr/reviews-money-and-manifesting-dyan-garris-0

Dyan Garris’ full tour schedule –

http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/04/dyan-garris-april-tour-schedule.html


Nikki Leigh

www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm

Author of the Book Promo 101 Series

Monday, April 14, 2008

Learn How to Take "The Secret" Further - Tuesday Evening


Dyan Garris’ blog tour continues this week and she spends 4 days with Joyce Anthony. Joyce shares Dyan’s bio, the summary and introduction for Money and Manifesting. She also shares an interview she did with Dyan and on Wednesday, Joyce shares her review for Money and Manifesting.

Tuesday evening – you have the chance to chat with Dyan Garris to learn more about her, her book, manifesting, the laws of attraction, how her book compares with The Secret and you have a chance to ask your questions. She has a lot of great information to share.

Sunday April 13 - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog - Bio and Summary

Monday April 14 - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog - Introduction

Monday April 14 - www.lunar-living.blogspot.com

Tuesday April 15 - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog - Interview Posted and An Evening Chat at http://pub29.bravenet.com/chat/show.php/2488831080 (8-10 EST)
(YOU CAN VISIT WITH DYAN GARRIS DURING THIS CHAT - CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO TALK WITH DYAN AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HER)

Wednesday April 16 - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog

If you missed any of the interviews on Dyan’s tour – I recommend that you visit her virtual tour home page – http://inspiredauthor.com/promotion/Dyan+Garris. Her full schedule is located at http://inspiredauthor.com/promotion/dyan-garris-april-tour-schedule.

Nikki Leigh

www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Fiction Imitates Life – Van Gogh Missing from Heist - and in Miniature

Fiction Imitates Life – Van Gogh Missing from Heist - and in Miniature

Police were still searching Monday for three masked men responsible for the daring heist of four Impressionist paintings Sunday from a private art museum in Zurich. The paintings, valued at $163 million, included works by Cezanne, Degas, Monet and Van Gogh. The burglary follows on the heels of an earlier theft, also in Zurich, of two Picassos on loan from Germany.

In a case of fiction imitating real life, the search for another missing Van Gogh is the focus of “SEARCHING FOR A STARRY NIGHT,” A Miniature Art Mystery by Christine Verstraete, coming in May from Quake/Echelon Press, LLC. The missing painting is a miniature replica of Van Gogh’s famous work, “The Starry Night.”

In SEARCHING FOR A STARRY NIGHT, Sam and her best friend, Lita, with the help of a mischievous Dachshund named Petey, try to find the missing painting so Sam's mother can get it to the museum, where it belongs.

Spooky family secrets unfold, Petey digs up an ancient curse, and Sam fears her friendship with her best friend is doomed.

Can she find the miniature masterpiece before it's too late?

Will she and her best friend, Lita, go home forever friends – or enemies?

Art Recovered! And.... was it a protest? See

SEARCHING FOR A STARRY NIGHT will be published in May ’08 from Quake/Echelon Press, LLC, www.quakeme.com ISBN: 978-1-59080-579-4

Contact: Christine Verstraete
chris@cverstraete.com

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ethnic Presidency Blog Blitz Continues - Phil Harris Interviews Dyan Garris

The virtual book tour for Money and Manifesting by Dyan Garris continues into its second week. Friday, April 11th she visits with Phil Harris on his blog - http://philipharris.blogspot.com . Learn more about how we can use the laws of attraction and manifesting to improve many aspects of our lives. If you missed any of her tour stops, they are archived on Dyan’s virtual book tour home page located at http://inspiredauthor.com/promotion/april-2008-feature-authors. Her schedule is posted on that page.

The virtual blog blitz for The Ethnic Presidency: How Race Decides the Race to the White House by Earl Hutchinson, is shifting into high gear. The full list of blogs which will feature information about the book are listed here http://inspiredauthor.com/promotion/Ethnic+Presidency+Blitz+Schedule . These blogs will share plenty of information about several topics from the book. This election year has been one of the most unique in years, but The Ethnic Presidency takes us back to recent decades to show how race has played a part in many elections. We invite you to visit any or all blog stops. There is plenty of information to share with you.

http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog - Democrats, GOP and the Asian Vote

http://karen.pnn.com/5525-politics

http://communati.com/steven-clark-bradley/ethnic-presidency-earl-ofari-hutchinson

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/

http://bookmarket.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=523145%3ABlogPost%3A89647

If you would like to join the Ethnic Presidency Blog Blitz – feel free to contact me for more details – nikki_leigh22939@yahoo.com

Nikki Leigh

www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm

Author of the Book Promo 101 Series

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

April 10th - Virtual Blog Tour Details for Dyan Garris and Earl Hutchinson

The virtual book tour for Money and Manifesting by Dyan Garris continues into its second week. Thursday, April 10th she is visiting two radio shows. Feel free to visit the links below to listen or to call in and ask questions.

Heal Yourself Talk Radio Show - http://healyourselftalk.com (2–3 pm EST)

League of Extraordinary Paranormal Women Radio Show - 7 PM EST or 4 PM PST
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/League_of_Extraordinary_Paranormal_Women

If you missed any of her tour stops, they are archived on Dyan’s virtual book tour home page which is located at http://inspiredauthor.com/promotion/april-2008-feature-authors and her full schedule is linked to that page. We invite you to visit any or all of her tour stops, radio interviews and a chat next week. There are plenty of opportunities to learn more.

The virtual blog blitz for The Ethnic Presidency: How Race Decides the Race to the White House by Earl Hutchinson, is shifting into high gear. The full list of blogs which will feature information about the book are listed here http://inspiredauthor.com/promotion/Ethnic+Presidency+Blitz+Schedule . These blogs will post a variety of information about the book and several topics from the book. This election year has been one of the most unique in a very long time, but The Ethnic Presidency takes us back to recent decades to show how race has played a part in many elections. We invite you to visit any or all blog stops. There is plenty of information to share with you.

http://fictionwise.blogspot.com

http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog - Obama and the X-Factor of Race

http://murderatwork.blogspot.com/2008/04/will-america-accept-black-president.html

http://www.loveambassador.blogspot.com/ - Hillary and Obama Roadshow

http://www.warpeacetolerance.blogspot.com/

http://publishedauthors.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=956540%3ABlogPost%3A44872

If you would like to join the Ethnic Presidency Blog Blitz – feel free to contact me for more details – nikki_leigh22939@yahoo.com


Nikki Leigh

www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm

Author of the Book Promo 101 Series

Dyan Garris - April Tour Schedule

Tuesday April 1 - http://startwithfacts.blogspot.com/

Wednesday April 2 - http://newagedaily.com/dyan-garris/

Thursday April 3 – http://www.themarketingmindset.com/

Friday April 4 - www.SHE-web.com (click on special guest)

Monday April 7 - www.up-the-downside.com – Mike Jay

Tuesday April 8 - http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com

Wednesday April 9 - http://whitewolfinvesting.blogspot.com

Wednesday April 9 - A Time To Heal Internet Radio Show
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AskClaudia - 9 PM EST or 6 PM PST
(YOU CAN CALL IN OR LISTEN TO THE SHOW LIVE - CLICK THE LINK FOR CALL IN INFORMATION OR TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW)

Thursday April 10 - http://healyourselftalk.com (2–3 pm EST)
(YOU CAN CALL IN OR LISTEN TO THE SHOW LIVE - CLICK THE LINK FOR CALL IN INFORMATION OR TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW)

Thursday April 10 - 7 PM EST or 4 PM PST
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/League_of_Extraordinary_Paranormal_Women
(YOU CAN CALL IN OR LISTEN TO THE SHOW LIVE - CLICK THE LINK FOR CALL IN INFORMATION OR TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW)

Friday April 11 – http://philipharris.blogspot.com

Sunday April 13 - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog - Bio and Summary

Monday April 14 - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog - Introduction

Monday April 14 - www.lunar-living.blogspot.com

Tuesday April 15 - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog - Interview Posted and An Evening Chat at http://pub29.bravenet.com/chat/show.php/2488831080 (8-10 EST)
(YOU CAN VISIT WITH DYAN GARRIS DURING THIS CHAT - CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO TALK WITH DYAN AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HER)

Wednesday April 16 - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog

Wednesday April 16 - http://bimblogger.wordpress.com

Thursday April 17 - http://www.reikivoyager.blogspot.com/

Friday April 18 - http://www.communati.com/litekepr/reviews-money-and-manifesting-dyan-gar...

Monday April 21 - www.selfgrowth.com

Tuesday April 22 - http://detailwithnikkileigh.blogspot.com/

Wednesday April 23 - http://melissaalvarez.blogspot.com/

Monday April 28 - http://www.spiritual.com.au/articles/money-abundance/position-self-empow...

Tuesday April 29 - http://reikisisters.blogspot.com -Dee Savoy

Wednesday April 30 – http://www.inspiredauthor.com/promotion/author-promo-interviews

June 30 - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pharris (8 – 9 EST)
(YOU CAN CALL IN OR LISTEN TO THE SHOW LIVE - CLICK THE LINK FOR CALL IN INFORMATION OR TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW)

To learn about the products Dyan offers, visit her website - www.voiceoftheangels.com. You can order your copy of Money and Manifesting from her website or from http://www.amazon.com/Money-Manifesting-Dyan-Garris/dp/0977614069

Virtual Book Tour Schedules

This page contains links to a variety of blog tour schedules and I'll add more tours to this list.


Virtual Tour Sample Schedules and Tour Home Pages


C J Scarlet - The Kindness Cure (November and December)
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/10/cj-scarlet-is-starting-kiss-revolution.html

Tony "Tony Nap" Napoli - My Father, My Don (November)
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-father-my-don-by-tony-tony-nap.html

Gurutej - Four Kundalini Yoga DVD's (November and December)
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/10/gurutej-presents-4-kundaini-yoga-dvds.html

Dyan Garris - Doors to the Soul (Automatic Chakra Balancing DVD) November & December
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/10/dyan-garris-introduces-her-chakra.html

Mark Tewart - How to be a Sales Superstar (November and December)
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-be-sales-superstar-by-mark.html

Kevin Gerard - Conor and the Crossworlds Book Three (November)
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/10/virtual-book-tour-conor-and-crossworlds.html

Lili Fournier - Quest For Success (PBS DVD) - October
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/09/quest-for-success-dvd-directed-by-lili.html

MaAnna Stephenson - The Sage Age (October)
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/09/sage-age-by-maanna-stephenson.html

Shobhan Bantwal - The Forbidden Daughter (Month of October)
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/09/forbidden-daughter-by-shobhan-bantwal.html

Winton Churchill - Email Marketing for Complex Sales Cycles (September 15th - October 15th)
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/winton-churchill-email-marketing-for.html
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/winton-churchill-in-more-detail.html

Susan Wingate - Bobby's Diner (E-book Release)
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/08/bobbys-diner-by-susan-winga

Hugh Ballou - Transforming Power (July 28th - August 29th)
Dave Richardson - Vietnam Air Rescues (Touring in August)
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/vietnam-air-rescues-by-dave-richardson.html

Mirella Patzer Promotes Her Medieval/Adventure/Romance - Bloodstone Castle

Karen Salmansohn - The Bounce Back Book (May 27th to June 30th)
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/05/bounce-back-book-tour-schedule.html

Dyan Garris - Radio Tour to Promote Her Healing Journey Toolbox (June through August 14)
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/05/dyan-garris-radio-show-tour.html
Jill Lublin Author of
Get Noticed… Get Referrals http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/jill-lublin-author-of-get-noticed-get.html

Jim Musgrave Author of The President's Parasite
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/05/presidents-parasite-by.

Dyan Garris - Money and Manifesting
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/04/dyan-garris-april-tour-schedule.html

Earl Ofari Hutchinson - The Ethnic Presidency Blog Blitz
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/04/earl-ofari-hutchinson-ethnic-presidency.html

Patricia Guthrie - In the Arms of the Enemy
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/04/patricia-guthrie-author-of-in-arms-of.html

Christie Gabour Atwood - Three Feet Under: Journal of a Midlife Crisis
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/04/christie-gabour-atwood-author-of-three.html

Yvonne Perry - Right to Recover
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/04/yvonne-perry-author-of-right-to-recover.html

Earl Ofari Hutchinson - The Ethnic Presidency Blog Blitz Schedule

The blogs that are participating in the blog blitz will be added below -

~~~ SATURDAY APRIL 5

http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog
EARL OFARI HUTCHINSON - BIOGRAPHY AND AUTHOR PHOTO

~~~ SUNDAY APRIL 6

http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog
ETHNIC PRESIDENCY - SUMMARY AND COVER ART

http://murderatwork.blogspot.com/2008/04/will-america-accept-black-presi...

http://missmaesite.blogspot.com/2008/04/earl-ofari-hutchinson-author-of-...

http://inspiredauthor.com/promotion/Politics%2C+The+Ethnic+Presidency%2C...

~~~ MONDAY APRIL 7

http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog
ETHNIC PRESIDENCY INTRODUCTION AND TABLE OF CONTENTS

http://www.myspace.com/tributebooks

http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/

http://karen.pnn.com/5525-politics

http://murderatwork.blogspot.com/2008/04/will-america-accept-black-presi...

~~~ TUESDAY APRIL 8

http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog
HILLARY AND OBAMA ROADSHOW

http://loveambassador.blogspot.com - Hillary and Obama Roadshow

http://weblog.xanga.com/StevenClarkBradley/650866369/the-ethnic-presiden...

http://murderatwork.blogspot.com/2008/04/will-america-accept-black-presi...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/blog/post/PLNK3REEULN0ZFA8A

http://traceyhkitts.blogspot.com/
HILLARY AND OBAMA ROADSHOW

http://stevenbradley.blogspot.com/2008/12/ethnic-presidency-by-earl-ofar...

~~~ WEDNESDAY APRIL 9

http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog
REAGAN AND RACE

http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/2008/04/ethnic-presidency-talk-abou...

http://karen.pnn.com/5525-politics

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Steven-Clark-Bradley/blog/2008/04/06/The-Et...

http://philipharris.blogspot.com

http://www.zimbio.com/Hilary+Obama+Road+Show

http://loveambassador.blogspot.com - Hillary and Obama Roadshow

http://undergroundcontroversy.blogspot.com/2008/12/ethnic-presidency-by-...

~~~ THURSDAY APRIL 10

http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog
OBAMA AND X-FACTOR OF RACE

http://fictionwise.blogspot.com

http://www.warpeacetolerance.blogspot.com/

http://loveambassador.blogspot.com - Hillary and Obama Roadshow

http://postonfire.com/Politics/The_Ethnic_Presidency_by_Earl_Ofari_Hutch...

http://murderatwork.blogspot.com/2008/04/will-america-accept-black-presi...

http://publishedauthors.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=956540%3ABlogPost...

~~~ FRIDAY APRIL 11

http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog
DEMOCRATS, GOP AND THE ASIAN VOTE

http://karen.pnn.com/5525-politics

http://communati.com/steven-clark-bradley/ethnic-presidency-earl-ofari-h...

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/

http://bookmarket.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=523145%3ABlogPost%3A896...

~~~ SATURDAY APRIL 12

http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog -
DEMOCRATS AND THE BLACK VOTE

http://inspiredauthor.com/v3/blogs/stevenclarkbradley/ethnic-presidency-...

http://murderatwork.blogspot.com/2008/04/will-america-accept-black-presi...

~~~ SUNDAY APRIL 13

http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com

http://nikkisreviews.blogspot.com/2008/01/ethnic-presidency-by-earl-ofar...

~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATING BLOGS ~~~~~~~

http://www.freewebs.com/phoenixvideotrailersandbanners

http://www.mirellapatzer.com

www.muzesmusings.blogspot.com

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Patricia Guthrie - Author of In The Arms of the Enemy Tour Schedule


Patricia will be touring cyberspace throughout the month of March. You are welcome to join her on any or all of the tour stops. Feel free to post a message and ask questions. The interviews will also be posted here to make it easy to find all of the information about Patricia Guthrie and In the Arms of the Enemy. We look forward to meeting you during March.

March Touring Author Schedule – Patricia Guthrie

Mon March 3 – Start at The Beginning - http://startatbeginning.blogspot.com

Tues March 4 - What I Know So Far - http://deirdresavoysays.blogspot.com/ - Dee Savoy

Wed March 5 – Author Spotlight - http://www.selenaillyriasthoughts.blogspot.com/

Thurs March 6 – Yvonne Walus – http://yewalus.blogspot.com

Fri March 7 – A Book Blogger’s Diary - http://abookbloggersdiary.blogspot.com

Mon March 10 – http://marjo-mumswritings.blogspot.com – Dee Owen

Tue March 11 – Interview With Maggie (heroine) - http://shareyourheroine.blogspot.com/

Wed March 12 - http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com/ - Marilyn Meredith

Thur March 13 – Gayle – http://nuzzlingmuzzles.blogspot.com/

Fri March 14 – Candid Canine - http://candidcanine.blogspot.com

Mon March 17 – Sabrina - http://equinespirit.blogspot.com/

Tue March 18 – In Detail with Nikki Leigh - http://detailwithnikkileigh.blogspot.com/

Wed March 19 – Pamela Kinney - http://PamelaKKinney.blogspot.com

Thur March 20 – Book Promo 101 Interview – www.inspiredauthor.com/promotion/author-promo-interviews

Fri March 21 – Sue Jeffels - http://fictionwise.blogspot.com

Sun March 23 – Bryn Colvin - http://romeroticawriters.blogspot.com

Mon March 24 – Dorice Nelson - http://awriter-dorice.blogspot.com

Tue March 25 – Male Character Interview (Playboy) - http://lethimtalk.blogspot.com/

Wed March 26 – Joyce Anthony - http://fictionwise.blogspot.com

Thur March 27 – Dorice Nelson -
http://celticmusings.blogspot.com

Fri March 28 – Toni LoTempio - http://tonisplace.blogspot.com/

Mon March 31 – Share Your Hero - http://shareyourhero.blogspot.com

Mon March 31 – Book Promo 101 – Radio Show – www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh

Monday, April 7, 2008

Christie Gabour Atwood Author of Three Feet Under - Tour Schedule


Here is a bit of information about her book Three Feet Under – Journal of a Midlife Crisis.

A Celebration of Midlife … and Elastic Waistbands

Christee Gabour Atwood remembers the exact moment when her “midlife crisis” began. She was visiting the campus where she had attended college when she says, “A handsome young man opened a door for me. And then he called me ‘ma’am’.” With that one word, she knew midlife was upon her.

Many people recognize this scene or have ones similar to it that marked the beginning of their midlife crises. And that is what Atwood is celebrating in both her book, Three Feet Under: Journal of a Midlife Crisis, and in the program she will be offering at (location & date).

“Midlife is not an age. It’s an adventure,” states Atwood. “It’s a time to laugh with others at the things we have in common. Things like the ‘fat end of our closets’, where we hide our big-size clothes. Or things like changing our life goals every day. Or even things like realizing that we chose our car more for the color than for what’s under the hood. And that’s okay.”

These are the episodes that Christee shares with her audiences at readings from her book. And she finds that her audiences have just as many stories to share with her.

“I began to realize after a few of my programs that audience members have hilarious midlife moments to share too. So, instead of spending the entire time reading from the book, I started asking for their best midlife stories. And it has been received so well that now I am working on a sequel to Journal of a Midlife Crisis that will include stories from audience members.”

What are the most important lessons that Atwood says midlife is teaching her? First, she says that midlife is a wonderful time of life when people can begin to appreciate the use of elastic waistbands. She also says that this period of her life has helped her to learn new skills – including how to look “cool” while she tries to remember where she parked her car at the mall. Christee also notes that midlife is a time when people finally start to get comfortable “in their own skin”.

“We spend so much time worrying about our waistline, our hair, or what others think of us. I see midlife as a time to stop worrying about those sorts of things and concentrate on what we think of ourselves. After all, that’s the only opinion that truly matters.”

Christee Gabour Atwood’s background includes a variety of careers, including speaker, corporate trainer, humor columnist, association executive, radio and television personality, and even a period as a stand-up comic. But, she notes, writing has always been her passion. “I’ve always written and wanted to pursue it as my livelihood, but I was so hooked on those silly things like eating and paying rent that I never took the plunge to make it my career.”

So why is she taking that plunge now? She shrugs, “I’ve decided that eating is highly overrated.”

To view excerpts of the book or to order it online, Atwood suggests a visit to the website, www.JournalofaMidlifeCrisis.com.

Atwood will present the program, A Celebration of Midlife … and Elastic Waistbands, on (date & location). Attendees will be able to bring their copies of the book to be autographed or to purchase books that evening at a booksigning and reception which will follow the presentation.

She invites all ages to join her at the session to laugh at – or get prepared for -- midlife moments. Attendees will also be invited to share their midlife episodes for possible publication in the sequel to Three Feet Under: Journal of a Midlife Crisis. And, as a final note about the program, Atwood says the only item an audience member needs to be sure to bring is a sense of humor.

Christee Atwood Schedule

Christee Gabour Atwood’s website – www.journalofaMidlifeCrisis.com

She has a very long list of various things she has done in the past – these are just a few. You’ll hear about some others as the month proceeds.

  • Developer, Writer, and Facilitator of the Leadership Development Institute of Baton Rouge City Parish Government
  • Stand-up Comic who was never once hit by a rotten tomato
  • Bad actress who sat a few rows behind George C. Scott in a courtroom scene in In The Heat of the Night
  • Voiceover Actress – Television, Radio, Audio Books, Documentaries, and Films
  • Universal Studios Tour Guide, which assures you she know how to point to her right and her left…
  • Young Career Woman of the Year, Central Louisiana, (back when I was a young woman … but I’m not giving the year)
  • First female DJ in Central Louisiana (Highest rated radio program in history of La - 1986)
  • And she’s an occasional entertainer in the unemployment line…

Feel free to join us on the blog trail with Christee, it will be an entertaining month.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Yvonne Perry Author of Right to Recover Tour Schedule

Nashville author, freelance writer and speaker Yvonne Perry will launch a virtual tour on Sept. 3 for her new book, Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars Over Stem Cell Research in America.

Perry uses more than 600 hours of intensive research and interviews to challenge the validity of President Bush’s decision to deny federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

Readers can visit various web sites (blogs) from Sept. 3-27 to learn more about Right to Recover and ask the author questions about stem cell research. Right to Recover (Nightengale Press) contains insights from dozens of researchers, doctors, and political and religious figures, as well as stories from patients who hope to transform their lives through stem cell implants.

The 333-page book, which arrives in bookstores on Oct. 1, 2007, explores the research being done using stem cells derived from in vitro fertilized eggs on laboratory animals and presents findings to support its curative potential on humans.

The book has been endorsed by organizations such as Cure Paralysis Now, the Christopher Reeve Foundation, and Parkinson’s foundations from several states.

Dates and locations for Perry’s virtual book tour are

“Right to Recover is a thought provoking book that puts stem cell research in layman’s terms,” said Perry, host of the weekly Internet podcast, Writers in the Sky. “It also addresses the political and religious issues surrounding blastocyst (embryonic) stem cell research and gives a logical appeal to those who are straddling the fence. It corrects inaccurate information being spread by misinformed politicians and religious leaders. More than 500 organized groups are in favor of overturning the Bush prohibition on federal funding.”

Perry’s book reveals that

  • The removal of one stem cell does not necessarily damage a 32-cell blastocyst (frozen embryo).
  • Unlike adult stem cells, embryonic stem cells can replicate themselves to become any type of cell in the body.
  • A blastocyst, which is created in a test tube, cannot become a human until it is implanted in a uterus.
  • Many frozen embryos are never used and later destroyed.
  • Many Biblical scriptures, including Ephesians 2:10, support stem cell research.

“While working with Reverend Dan Bloodworth of the Brian Bloodworth Stoke and Head Injury Research Foundation, I became keenly aware of, and very interested in, the healing potential of blastocyst (also known as embryonic) stem cell research,” Perry added. “President Bush’s decision to veto the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005 had a heartbreaking impact on members of our society who have physical and medical disabilities.His decision and the mindset of the misinformed right-wing ultra-orthodox party must be challenged if our society is to benefit from blastocystic stem cell biotechnology.”

The author dedicates chapters to defining the separation of church and state, rebutting President Bush’s statement in opposition to stem cell research, and dismissing any link between stem cell biology and cloning. More than half of the book is dedicated to better understanding, research findings, the significance of federal funding, possible cures, and testimonials.

Right to Recover includes quotes from some of the world’s leading medical professionals. Stem cell biologist Dr. John A. Kessler says that “illnesses such as heart attacks, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, spinal-cord injury, and many others will be treatable.” Stephen Hawking, a leading scientist who suffers from motor-neurone disease, says that “banning the use of stem cells from human embryos is the equivalent of opposing the use of donated organs from dead people.”

Actor Christopher Reeve noted before his death that “stem cells have already cured paralysis in animals.” In a letter to Don C. Reed, Reeve wrote, “One day, Roman (Reed’s son) and I will stand up from our wheelchairs and walk away from them forever.”

Reverend Dan Bloodworth endorsed the book, writing, “Over the years I have read literally thousands of articles and documents from around the world about the subject, and Right to Recover is the most complete work I have ever read.”

Perry is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, speaker and author who enjoys writing about topics that inspire excellence and uplift the spirit. She has authored 11 children’s e-books known as The Sid Series; the humorous book E-Mail Episodes, and the book More Than Meets the Eye: True Stories about Death, Dying and Afterlife. As the founder of Write On! Creative Writing Services, she has personally co-written, edited, ghosted or formatted more than 20 books for customers. She also writes and/or develops articles, biographies, brochures, press releases, web text, and newsletters.

Perry earned a bachelor’s degree in metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology in Birmingham, Ala. Right to Recover retails for $19.95.

For more information about Perry or her new book, call (615) 884-1224, send an e-mail to write_on_yvonne@comcast.net, or visit http://www.yvonneperry.net.

FREE Promotional Options For Author

Update March 14, 2009 - I have made some major changes to the blogs I'm offering and I am updating this list to reflect those changes. These changes should make it easier to find information and give additional exposure to every one who submits information about their books and themselves.

ANY published author is welcome to submit these questions and answers to promote their books.
To use any of these blogs - click on the link, click on "how to submit" in the top corner of the blog and follow the instructions. I ask that you send the questions and answers as an RTF file. It is also good to send a jpg file of your book cover - no PDF files for the cover art. When you complete the interview, send to nikki_leigh22939@yahoo.com with the interview title in the subject line and I will add you to the list for that blog.

I have divided the blog lists for fiction and non fiction books to make it easier to find the ones you need. I've added several new blogs lately - so if you've been here before - there are some new options.

Two quick updates -

The print edition of Book Promo 101 is available. The print book is oversize 8" x 10" and the layout is gorgeous. The print edition of Book Promo 201: Harness the Power of the Internet with Web 2.0 and Social Media Marketing is in layout and will be available in early spring 2009. If you would like details about the contents of this book and also to sign up to be notified about the release, visit http://www.nikkileigh.com/book_promo_201.htm

I offer a wide array of promotional services to authors. Feel free to take a look at the possibilities and contact me with questions. If you are interested in something that you don't see listed, let me know and we can talk. For a list of these services visit - www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm

I offer a wide assortment of virtual book tour options and the current list is located at http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/04/virtual-blog-tour-options.html and I offer virtual blog tours which coordinate and enhance Amazon Best Seller Campaigns - http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2009/02/amazon-best-seller-virtual-blog-tour.html there are a number of options and price ranges and we can talk about other options. I'm planning to add more services in 2009. If you'd like to be added to my mailing list to get the latest updates, send me a message at nikki_leigh22939@yahoo.com

This is the full list of promotional blogs - the name, the blog link and the link to full instructions are listed for each individual interview.

Promotional Blogs for Fiction Books

Share your furry writing companions - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com
How to Submit - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-submit-information-about-author.html

http://itsallinthesetting.blogspot.com/ - Details about story setting.
How to Submit –
http://itsallinthesetting.blogspot.com/2007/07/its-all-about-setting.html

Animals in Your Book - http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/

How to Submit - http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/2008/05/how-to-submit-your-book.html

Villains in your book.- http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com
How to Submit –
http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-submit_7729.html

Heroine in your book.- http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com
How to Submit - http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-submit_134.html

Hero in your book.- http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com
How to Submit - http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-submit.html

Best Friend - http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com
How to Submit - http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-submit_28.html

Share Book Details - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com
How to Submit – http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2007/09/how-to-submit.html

http://frombookstomovies.blogspot.com/ - From Books to the Movies
If a movie was made about your book, which actors and actresses would play the main characters? This is your chance in case a movie of your book and it can be a lot of fun.
How to Submit – http://frombookstomovies.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-to-submit.html

Interview a Male Character - http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com
How to Submit - http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/2007/11/how-to-submit_6392.html

Interview a Female Character - http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com
How to Submit - http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/2007/11/how-to-submit_1859.htm

In Detail With Nikki Leigh - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com
Give potential readers more information about you and your background.
How to Submit – http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2007/09/how-to-submit.html

Before I Was Published - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com
Tell us about what you did before you were published and especially include anything that relates to your books and your writing.
How to Submit - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2008/02/tell-us-your-story.html

http://currenteventsinbooks.blogspot.com/- Can you tie a topic or element from your book with current events? This is the place to submit them. Send them to me and I'll review them.
How to Submit - http://currenteventsinbooks.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-to-submit.html

Do you have interesting promotional ideas and suggestions that you would like to share with other authors? http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com

How to Submit - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-to-submit-your-promotional.html

http://judgebookbycover.blogspot.com/ - Share your book cover.
How to Submit –
http://judgebookbycover.blogspot.com/2007/07/judge-book-by-its-cover.html

http://startatbeginning.blogspot.com/ - Share your First Chapter
How to Submit – http://startatbeginning.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-submit.html


Promotional Blogs for Non-Fiction Books

Share Book Details - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com
How to Submit – http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2007/09/how-to-submit.html

Share your furry writing companions - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com
How to Submit - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-submit-information-about-author.html

Animals in Your Book - http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/

How to Submit - http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/2008/05/how-to-submit-your-book.html

In Detail With Nikki Leigh - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com
Give potential readers more information about you and your background.
How to Submit – http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2007/09/how-to-submit.html

Before I Was Published - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com
Tell us about what you did before you were published and especially include anything that relates to your books and your writing.
How to Submit - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2008/02/tell-us-your-story.html


http://currenteventsinbooks.blogspot.com/- Can you tie a topic or element from your book with current events? This is the place to submit them. Send them to me and I'll review them.
How to Submit - http://currenteventsinbooks.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-to-submit.html
Do you have interesting promotional ideas and suggestions that you would like to share with other authors? http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com

How to Submit - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-to-submit-your-promotional.html

http://judgebookbycover.blogspot.com/ - Share your book cover.
How to Submit –
http://judgebookbycover.blogspot.com/2007/07/judge-book-by-its-cover.html

http://startatbeginning.blogspot.com/ - Share your First Chapter

How to Submit – http://startatbeginning.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-submit.html

I reserve the right to refuse to post any submissions, but so far I haven't needed to turn anyone away. I did edit a couple of first chapters to maintain a PG-13 rating for my visitors. That could be one of the reasons why some have such a long waiting list. All the blogs are listed on my Blogger profile which is located at - www.blogger.com/profile/00985309338453728557.


Nikki Leigh
Author of the Book Promo 101 Series
www.nikkileigh.com/book_promo_101.htm
Author Promotional Services - www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm

Saturday, April 5, 2008

In Detail with Colin Harvey


Tell us the book title and your author name.

Katy’s Cookbook by Colin Harvey

What inspired the book?

Several things; my wife Kate (her full name is Katy, hence the title) has been collecting recipes for years, playing with them to suit to taste (we like spicy food, for example), some –like the trifle- have been passed down from grandparents or even great-grandparents; I’ve tried to read her writing, and often joked that I need to type them up to be able to read them; then my publisher asked for a recipe, and I realized we had enough for a book. Put all of those things together and voila! Katy’s Cookbook!

What makes this book special to you?

Because Kate is very shy and retiring, and would never dream of pushing herself forward. If books are an author’s shot at immortality, then this is our equivalent of the Taj Mahal in India . I hope that in years to come people will know of Kate through this, if through nothing else.

What makes this a book that other people MUST read and WHY?

It’s for people like me who don’t consider that they can cook, but who find out that, erm, actually, they can, if they just have a set of instructions to follow.

What people NEED to read this book and WHY?

I’m concerned at the number of people who can’t cook, or can’t be bothered, when some things take only a few minutes. I’m worried at the number of people who are overweight, but don’t know how to go about changing their diet.

For example, did you know that a portion of spinach a week can defer the onset of Age-Related Macular Degeneration? (It’s a form of blindness that comes with old age) I hate spinach. But bury it in food that masks its taste, and I’m fine with it.Food should be fun, not punishment. So we’ve put recipes that are mostly as healthy as we can make them without being boring, but which are also as quick as we can make them, because like most people, we don’t want to spend a lot of time hunched over a cooker.

But there are some which are about taking your time, or even marinading overnight. It’s all about variety.

NON FICTION - Why are you the BEST person to write this book? What in your background or in your research makes you qualified to do justice to this topic?

(Laughs) Well, I had the recipes, so no one else could have……but seriously, that’s the whole point. I’m just an ordinary man who likes his food, and can read a set of instructions. I’m hoping that we’ll inspire other people to try these recipes, and then they’ll create some others – who knows, maybe we can get cooking back into people’s lives?

NON FICTION - If a potential reader thinks that your book wouldn't interest them, what would you say to convince them to buy? I'm thinking something better than "Its the greatest book ever." Give me something more specific :)

Do you like food? Are you concerned about your health? Do you want to know what goes into
your food? Do you like a challenge – such as cooking a meal? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes,’ then buy the book and try some of the recipes!

NON FICTION - Why does the topic of your book interest you? Why would it interest potential readers? Give us a hook to reel in new readers.

Because I’m a gannet -- I can eat for England . But I also like to be able to see my feet, and to not hear my doctor take a sharp intake of breath when they check my blood pressure. I’m sure that I’m not the only person who wants to ‘eat their cake and have it.’ Oh look, there’s another common saying that involves food….

NON FICTION Is there a way to tie your book topic to current events? If so, tell us about how you could do that. I have a blog to feature information and examples about tying books into current events that might be a good place for you to promote your book.

I think that obesity and potentially declining life-spans are about the most current events that you can have. We’re sitting on a demographic time-bomb, and I don’t know about in the US , but in the UK the politicians are proposing raising the age of retirement on one hand, while people will have lower life expectancy on the other. This current crop of retirees may be living the Last Golden Age, whereby they have long lives after retirement. Instead we could be looking at working into the grave. I don’t know about you, but if cutting salt and fat in my diet means I hang around a few more years on this planet, then the salt and fat go into the rubbish bin!

This book won’t change that – but if enough people start to think about what they’re doing, maybe we can tackle our quality of life. It’s not consciously a health book – but that’s the whole point; everything we eat should be geared toward not pumping fat into our arteries and creating cancers in our bodies. It should be the norm, not something that’s unusual. That’s not a swipe at other cookbooks, by the way, but at the instant food lobby at the drive-thru.
If there's anything else you would like to share, this is the time and place.

I’ve suddenly realized that I sound like a zealot! Seriously, food should be fun too. And it makes a wonderful Christmas present, if you’re still looking for that unusual something, for that special someone….

Thank you for visiting with me and in closing, give us your website address and a link to order your book.
http://www.geocities.com/colin_harvey/KatysCookbook.htmlhttp://www.swimmingkangaroo.com/books.html

No, thank you for having me here, and to everyone who’s read this far. Have a wonderful Christmas and a great – and healthy – 2008

Interview Presented by Nikki Leigh
Book Promo 101
www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm