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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Three Opportunities to Win a Copy of Vietnam Air Rescues


Thursday, August 28, stop by the Fearless Blog http://www.thefearlessblog.blogspot.com/ to learn more about Dave Richardson author of Vietnam Air Rescues. As an avid reader, he spends a great about of time reading, and so it was inevitable that he should sit down and write about his experiences as a rescue pilot in Vietnam. Learn more of the history behind his book.

On Friday, August 29, visit Underground Controversy http://undergroundcontroversy.blogspot.com/ as where Steven Bradley showcases Dave's book. And the don't miss the final stop on the tour, Saturday, August 30, when Dave stops by Author Read on Blog Talk Radio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsread from 8-10 a.m. (Pacific time). Call in number: 347-215-8319 to hear an excerpt from this exciting book!

While you're visiting these blogs be sure to ask questions or leave a comment for a chance to receive a free copy of this exciting book.

For a preview of Dave's book, download a free sampler which includes excerpts from the book and the complete first rescue story. The sampler can be downloaded at www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad
Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours
www.theinkslinger.net

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hugh Ballou Virtual Book Tour - Interview and Review

Hugh Ballou is interviewed at http://www.dashhouse.com/ - visit Darryl Dash's site to read his comments and the interview with Hugh Ballou.

Visit EvanCarmichael. Com to read Nikki Leigh’s review of Transforming Power by Hugh Ballou. It is posted on the Evan Carmichael entrepreneur website and forum and has been in the Top 10% of the most viewed pages on the site for weeks. Come see why it has generated so much interest. This is the direct link - http://www.evancarmichael.com/Book-Reviews/2820/Transforming-Power-by-Hugh-Ballou.html

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312 For full tour details, visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator
www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion
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Meet The Pilot and Survivor From One of the Largest Air Rescues in Vietnam

In August, Dave Richardson did a virtual tour to promote his book Vietnam Air Rescues. This book was created by a father to share an account of the time he spent in Vietnam. He discusses each of his rescues and shares plenty of details about every day life for him and other interesting tidbits about his time in Vietnam.

Vietnam Air Rescues by Dave Richardson Gives You a Chance to…

Eavesdrop—as a father recounts to his adult children his exploits as an Air Force
“Jolly Green” combat helicopter rescue pilot in Vietnam…

Be There—to see what it was really like…

Ride Along—and determine what you would have done when another man’s life was literally hanging in the balance…

Feel—what it meant to save a life…

Experience—heart pounding action in…Vietnam Air Rescues.

Join author to learn more about his life as a “Jolly Green” rescue pilot, picking up aircrew shot down in North Vietnam and Laos. This book is a real treasure with details of his 7 rescues of 9 men and over 30 anecdotes relating to his experiences. The book is profusely illustrated with more than 100 photos, maps and drawings. To order your copy and for more information, visit his website at www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Dave Richardson’s final rescue happened mere days before he was scheduled to return to the US. Little did he know that it would be one of the largest air rescues in Vietnam. The man he rescued has written a book about his experience during this 40 hour ordeal.




While reading The Rescue of Streetcar 304---A Navy Pilot’s Forty Hours on the Run in Laos, you might:

Cry… When Streetcar 304 describes a romantic and emotional farewell with wife and children prior to flying into combat over Laos.

Twinge in Fear… As Streetcar 304 is shot down following his second bomb run in the midst of massive enemy anti-aircraft fire.

Anguish... Along with Streetcar 304 as one rescue plane after another is knocked out of the sky by enemy gunfire and another pilot is also running for his life.

Marvel… At the non-stop action in the jungle as Streetcar encounters squad after squad of enemy troops in hot pursuit and then… lions, leopards and monkeys.

Stand up and Applaud… When Streetcar 304 is finally rescued in a scenario readers describe as “Better than any movie”.

Be in Awe… When you read the final epilogue about the story’s aftermath.

On 31 May 1968, Lt. Kenny Fields catapulted off USS America in his A-7 for his first combat mission. His target was in Laos, which at the time was “officially” off-limits for U.S. attacks. What the planners did not know was that Fields and his wingman were en route to a massive concentration of AAA gun sites amidst an entire North Vietnamese division. Fields—call sign Streetcar 304—was the first to roll in and destroyed the target with a direct hit. Three AAA guns began to fire, but, following his wingman, he rolled in again. This time many more AAA guns opened up and Fields was shot down. For more information, visit – www.kennywaynefields.com

Monday August 18th, author and publicist Nikki Leigh interviewed Dave Richardson about his book and his experiences in Vietnam. To listen or to download your own copy, click the link above.

As a follow up, Nikki Leigh interviewed Dave Richardson and Kenny Fields on August 25th. The second interview was a chance to talk with the rescue pilot and the survivor about what happened during those 40 hours, in the air and on the ground. To listen to the show or to download your own copy, click the link below.



Veterans, teachers, aviation buffs, family members of military personnel, history buffs and many of others enjoyed these shows. They can be a way to start a conversation about the war, help family members understand about their loved ones time in the war, give students a first hand account from the men who lived through this rescue and others and many other people can benefit from these shows.

The content in the shows is just the beginning. To learn the full story from both of these men, read both books and get both perspectives of these pulse pounding experiences and edge of your seat action. Vietnam Air Rescues by Dave Richardson and Rescue of Streetcar 304 by Kenny Fields are both for sale on Amazon.com and other booksellers. You can also order autographed copies from the authors if you prefer. Feel free to contact Nikki Leigh for more information at nikki_leigh22939@yahoo.com. To read a sample from Dave Richardson's book Vietnam Air Rescues - visit www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm. This ebook contains excerpts from Vietnam Air Rescues and it contains all the details for Dave's first rescue. Download your free copy today.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Join Nikki Leigh To Hear About A Rescue Pilot and a Survivor

A reminder about the show this afternoon and information about Hugh Ballou's tour stop today.


Last Monday, I hosted Dave Richardson on my radio show and I had a great time asking him questions and I’ve gotten very good feedback about the show. This week, I’ll talk with Dave Richardson and Kenny Fields – the last man he rescued in Vietnam. It is a harrowing rescue on paper and I have a feeling we will learn much more on air. You are invited to listen online or call in with questions for Dave and/or Kenny. They have both written books about their experiences – one from the air and one from the ground. Here is the information you need to join us and if you can’t be with us Monday, go to the site to download one or both shows to listen to later. Interview on BlogTalkRadio with Nikki Leigh www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh 3:00 – 4:00 EST – Call in number (347) 215-8201

Wayne Hulbert interviews Hugh Ballou and he posts a review for Transforming Power at http://www.blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Follow Me on Twitter - www.twitter.com/litekepr

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and the Man He Rescued


On the 18th, Nikki Leigh interviewed Dave Richardson, author of Vietnam Air Rescues on BlogTalkRadio with Nikki www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh. The book is about his experiences as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. On Monday, the 25th at 3:00, Dave will return to the show along with, Kenny Fields, one of the men he rescued. Call in number is (347) 215-8201. You don't want to miss this one as the two of them share the rescue details with Nikki Leigh. Callers will have the chance to call in and ask questions.

For a preview of Dave's book, download a free sampler which includes excerpts from the book and the complete first rescue story. The sampler can be downloaded at www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad
Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours
www.theinkslinger.net

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Nikki's Reviews Hosts Dave Richardson Author of Vietnam Air Rescues

Stop by Nikki's Reviews http://nikkisreviews.blogspot.com/ on Friday, August 22, for the next stop in author Dave Richardson's Vietnam Air Rescues blog tour. Learn more about this riveting book that begins with the authors’ ‘Unauthorized History of the Vietnam War’; then continues to describe his life as a “Jolly Green” rescue pilot, picking up aircrew shot down in North Vietnam and Laos. Details of his 7 rescues of 9 men are included, as well as over 30 anecdotes relating to his experiences. You don't want to miss this one. It's profusely illustrated with more than 100 photos, maps and drawings.

While you're visiting be sure to ask questions or leave a comment for a chance to receive a free copy of this exciting book.

For a preview of Dave's book, download a free sampler which includes excerpts from and the complete first rescue story.The sampler can be downloaded at www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad

Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours

www.theinkslinger.net

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Learn How Hugh Ballou Promotes His Books & Business

Wednesday August 20

Visit http://readersstation.ning.com/group/promotionalauthorinterviews to read my promotional interview with Hugh Ballou. Learn more about the things he does to promote his books and his business.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html For full tour details, visit

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWERTransforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE. TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Follow Me on Twitter - www.twitter.com/litekepr

Bobby's Diner by Susan Wingate


September 1 - Susan Wingate's new e-book - Bobby's Diner - was released by ebooksonthe.net

Details about Bobby's Diner and Susan Wingate are included below.

About Bobby's Diner

Georgette Carlisle explains a tale of events that lead up to this morning’s funeral. Fifteen years earlier, searching for a place to call home, Georgette accepts a ride from a philandering trucker who offers to take her from a bus stop in Kingman, Arizona to Phoenix but she never makes it. After an abrupt stop along the highway, Georgette jumps out of the truck and heads off on foot until she comes to the small town of Sunnydale.

The day Georgette first arrives in Sunnydale her life is empty. When she saunters into town she meets a married man, Bobby, who owns Bobby’s Diner. After he leaves his wife, Vanessa, for Georgette, Bobby marries her.

Fifteen years later, after Bobby has died, Georgette’s life is about to change. During the reading of the Bobby’s will, his last wish is to leave his diner to both women – his widow and his ex-wife. Each refuses to sell to the other or anyone else for that matter. They decide they will try to make the restaurant work with both managing it.

However, Bobby’s Diner sits squarely on a corridor property through Sunnydale. Sunnydale has caught the eye of a large developer in Phoenix. Zach Pinzer, an up-and-coming executive at Chariot International Incorporated, envisions Sunnydale as a flourishing boutique tourist location – the next Sedona. With the underhanded help of Sunnydale’s mayor, Pinzer can acquire the land he needs for his pet project – to develop the land and incorporate the spot where Bobby’s Diner sits. When Zach offers to buy the diner from Georgette and Vanessa, they flatly refuse him.

The People Who Will Like Bobby's Diner
  • People who live in Arizona and people who like fiction set in AZ
  • People who enjoy women's stories
  • Fans of Fannie Flagg's "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafĂ©."
  • Stories of families in crisis and who overcome the crisis
  • Women aged 15 and up
  • People who enjoy mainstream contemporary fiction
  • People who like family conflict and entanglements but stories that have happy endings.

Topics and Themes in Bobby's Diner

Adultery, divorce, love, love lost, love reborn in others, family, murder, deceit and crime.




About Susan Wingate Susan Wingate, novelist, poet and playwright, received a BS in Accounting from AZ State University. Wingate brings a rare and diverse background to her creative writing. Presently, she lives in Washington State and writes full time. Wingate has written three novels. Her second book, BOBBY’S DINER, just received a book contract with eBooksonthe.net and will be released in the fall of 2008. Her short story, “The Lion of Judah” received 1st Place honor (a monetary award and publication) in the August 2008 Fantasy Gazetteer Short Story Contest. One of her most recent accomplishments comes on the heels of completing her third novel, The Last Maharajan, with an excerpt selected for publication in literary journal the Superstition Review, an ASU press publication. She is a contributing writer for several magazines. Since the 2007 publication of her mystery novel, Of the Law, Wingate has kept busy teaching at writing workshops and at her studio. Her short stories and poems consistently receive awards and articles can be found in many magazines, journals and reviews. Wingate publishes an online newsletter called, “Sincerely, Susan” which has a readership of close to one thousand subscribers. She is also a co-founder of the San Juan Island Creative Women's Group. Currently, she organizes a series of reading events for her local library. These events spotlight the community’s writers and provide a wonderful venue in which to hear their work. For hobbies, Wingate likes to read and paint.

For more information visit - http://www.ebooksonthe.net/catalog/eBooks_Catalog_NewBooks2.html


Tour Schedule for Bobby's Diner

Monday September 15 – http://detailwithnikkileigh.blogspot.com/

Tuesday September 16 – Author of the Month for ebooksonthe.net and Write Words, Inc http://www.ebooksonthe.net/news.html

Wednesday September 17 – http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com/

Thursday September 18 –

http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/sanjuans/isw/entertainment/28315534.html

Friday September 19 – Susan will blog on the Coffee Times – Coffee Thoughts blog - http://coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/

Monday September 22 – Joyce Anthony features an excerpt from Bobby’s Diner - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/

http://murderby4.blogspot.com/

Tuesday September 23 – Joyce Anthony features an interview with Susan Wingate - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/

Wednesday September 24 – Joyce Anthony features her review for Bobby’s Diner by Susan Wingate - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/

Thursday September 25 – Joyce Anthony features information about Susan Wingate and Bobby’s Diner - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/

Friday September 26 – http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com/

Monday September 29 –

Susan travels to New Zealand today on her virtual tour and is interviewed by Yvonne Walus http://yewalus.blogspot.com/2008/09/susan-wingates-interview-with-yvonne.html

Learn more about Bobby's Diner at http://www.reflectionsonlinemagazine.blogspot.com/

Tuesday September 30 - www.apooobooks.com

Wednesday October 1 – Word Strumpet - http://www.wordstrumpet.typepad.com/word_strumpet/

Read an article by Susan about Quality Writing - http://www.thefearlessblog.blogspot.com/

Thursday October 2 - Interview by Lula Thomas posted by Nikki Leigh on her blog http://www.muzesmusings.blogspot.com/

You can also visit Susan and read her article about women in conflict at http://missmaesite.blogspot.com/

Friday October 3 – http://bookpromo101.blogspot.com/

For more information visit and to order your own copy of Bobby's Diner - http://www.ebooksonthe.net/catalog/eBooks_Catalog_NewBooks2.html


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Author Dave Richardson's Tour Stop for History Buffs

Enjoy history? Then don't miss author David Richardson's stop Wednesday, August 20, at It's All in the Setting http://itsallinthesetting.blogspot.com/ as he stops to talk about his book Vietnam Air Rescues. His book is a true story and the setting very real as you can see by the many pictures on his website and in the book from his time and experiences in Vietnam.

That's not all! Thursday, August 21, learn even more about the history behind Vietnam Air Rescues as Dave visits Queen of Convolution http://cfvici.blogspot.com where Dave will not only talk about Vietnam with Caprice Hokstad, but time in Germany as a helicopter pilot and his family's influence on writing his book.

While you're visiting be sure to ask questions or leave a comment for a chance to receive a free copy of this exciting book.

For a preview of Dave's book, download a free sampler which includes excerpts from and the complete first rescue story.The sampler can be downloaded at www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad

Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours

www.theinkslinger.net

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Two Radio Shows For Monday August 18th

On Monday, August 18th, Nikki Leigh is interviewing author Dave Richardson to talk about his book, Vietnam Air Rescues http://www.blogtalk radio.com/nikkileigh at 3:00 EST. Call-in Number: (347) 215-8201. On Monday, August 25, she'll interview Dave Richardson (the helicopter pilot) again and Kenny Fields (the last man he rescued). Both shows will be great and be there with them live.

Make sure to download a free sampler from Dave's book before the show. The sampler includes excerpts from Dave's book and the complete first rescue. You might want to have the sampler while you listen to these interviews because it has a couple of maps that will help you see what's happening. The sampler can be downloaded at www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm


At 6 pm EST, Hugh Ballou will visit The Success Hour with Coach Camille. Visit her show at http://www.blogtalk radio.com/ Coach-Camille to listen as they discuss his background, his books and his work. The call in number for the show is (347) 326-9317. They would love to hear from you.


For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at
www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312

For full tour details, visit
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html



A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWERTransforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE. TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases


Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Follow Me on Twitter - www.twitter.com/litekepr

Fee Sampler Provides Maps for Radio Interview

On Monday, August 18th, Nikki Leigh is interviewing author Dave Richardson to talk about his book, Vietnam Air Rescues http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh at 3:00 EST. Call-in Number: (347) 215-8201. On Monday, August 25, she'll interview Dave Richardson (the helicopter pilot) again and Kenny Fields (the last man he rescued). Both shows will be great and be there with them live.

Make sure to download a free sampler from Dave's book before the show. The sampler includes excerpts from Dave's book and the complete first rescue. You might want to have the sampler while you listen to these interviews because it has a couple of maps that will help you see what's happening. The sampler can be downloaded at www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

On Tuesday, Dave stops by Words From Justin M. Kolenc Sailor turned writer.http://www.jmkwriteswell.com/ with an in-depth question and answer time on Dave's life, his book and more. So much great information to share and the book is very good. If you would like to

Visit Dave's website for all kinds of pictures and to get your own personal copy of this very personal story from Dave Richardson - www.vietnam-air-rescues.com

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

Donna Sundblad

Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours

www.theinkslinger.net

Friday, August 15, 2008

Hugh Ballou Visits Yvonne Perry

Friday August 15

Yvonne Perry of Writers in the Sky interviews Hugh Ballou - www.yvonneperry.blogspot.com

The week of the 18th, Hugh Ballou will be featured in the Self Growth Newsletter – Visit www.selfgrowth.com and subscribe to their FREE newsletters before the 18th to receive your free copy.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html For full tour details, visit

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWERTransforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, vi TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases sit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Follow Me on Twitter - www.twitter.com/litekepr

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hugh Ballou - Author as Entrepreneur

Thursday August 14

Several weeks ago Les Brown of the Frazzled Entrepreneur began a series on his radio show to feature a number of authors and business people that I’ve worked with. This week he interviews Hugh Ballou. The show is at www.blogtalkradio.com/frazzledentrepreneur - 8 pm EST - Call-in Number: (646) 200-0886 Hugh will talk with Les Brown (the frazzled entrepreneur) about being an author and an entrepreneur.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312 For full tour details, visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html



A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Follow Me on Twitter - www.twitter.com/litekepr

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www.nikkileigh.com


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tune in as a Former Combat Marine Hosts Author of Vietnam Air Rescues


Tomorrow, August 13, is a special stop on author Dave Richardson's Vietnam Air Rescues virtual blog tour. You can hear him at Reverend Don's Blog Talk Radio show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Reverend-Don - 9:00 AM (PST) Call in number (347) 326-9387. The host Reverend Don is a former Combat Marine who served in the Vietnam War. Family members of Veterans encouraged to listen and share.

On August 14, catch up with Dave Richardson at In Detail with Nikki Leigh http://detailwithnikkileigh.blogspot.com/ - In Detail with Nikki Leigh where you'll get to learn the details that brought this book about.

Feel free to ask questions or leave a comment at every stop on the tour to increase your chances to win a copy of this exciting book.

We've also posted an excerpt from the book to share Dave's first rescue - visithttp://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/08/sample-for-you-rescue-1-vietnam-air.html

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad

Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours

www.theinkslinger.net

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sample For You Rescue #1 Vietnam Air Rescues


I was talking to Dave Richardson about how one excerpt from his book can make a person want to read the rest. So, we decided to share Rescue #1 with you. Let us know what you think.

NOTE : This is one excerpt from Vietnam Air Rescues. The book is packed with pictures that Dave took during his time in Vietnam. We see pictures taken during the rescues, the aircraft they used, the men he worked with, maps of the areas, a glossary of terms used in the book and much more. Take a glimpse inside his time as a rescue pilot.

1st Rescue - Over the River and Through the Woods…

This rescue took place in November, 1967. Embarking on a 3 day alert trip up ‘North’, we took off early from NKP, planning to arrive at the daytime site (Lima 36) at first light.
As we were overflying the nighttime site (Lima 20A), however, my wingman announced he had hydraulic problems.

He stated he thought it was just the gauge, and that the limited maintenance available on the ground should be able to repair it in a few minutes. I advised him I planned to continue on alone to Lima 36.

He reminded me that we were not authorized to fly single ship over enemy terrain, but I reasoned that he could catch up with me shortly, and as there was a heavy bombing laid on for the day, I wanted to be close to the action in case we were needed.

Arriving at Lima 36 as dawn broke; I circled and buzzed the strip a few times. No one opened
fire, so I figured that it still belonged to us.

I landed and we began to refuel from the fuel barrels. Not long after we had finished refueling and were assembled in the hut, we received a Mayday (emergency distress) call that an F-4 had been hit over Hanoi. We immediately scrambled and headed on an intercept course.

When the Sandy’s caught up with me, they inquired where the other helicopter was. I told them not to worry; he would join us shortly.

As we ‘homed in’ on the aircraft’s distress beacon, it became apparent that the pilot had headed WNW toward China, rather than SW away from China and toward Laos.

This presented a problem. The United States was extremely worried at the time that China would find some excuse to intervene in Vietnam as they had in Korea. As a result, American aircraft were prohibited from flying near the Chinese border. Regardless, we continued to fly an intercept course toward the survivors.

As we arrived in the vicinity of the Black River (the northern and western limit of air operations), we realized we would have to cross the river if we were to rescue the two pilots. The riverbank was heavily defended, so we decided to climb to 10,000 feet and “jink” (maneuver from side to side) and spiral down as we crossed it. The flak (anti-aircraft fire) was heavy, but all five aircraft (one helicopter and four fighters) managed to cross without incident.

While we flew toward the area where the survivors were down, two of the Sandy’s sped ahead to reconnoiter the scene, while the other two stayed behind to protect me.

Lead Sandy established voice contact with the pilot, who said he was about 2/3’s of the way up a steep ridge, covered with razor grass. Because of the grass, he was not able to move. There was no contact with the back-seater.

As I entered the area, I spotted a steep ridge, which was clear of trees but covered with tall grass. At the foot of the ridge was a small hamlet. I observed several military trucks parked there. Some soldiers were busy setting up what looked like anti-aircraft guns, while others were attempting to cut a path up the ridge to the survivor.

Due to ROE (rules of engagement) restrictions, we were unable to open fire on them. I calculated we might have enough time to pick the pilot up before the ground troops reached him. At my instruction, the survivor popped his smoke. Now I knew exactly where he was on that ridge.

I began to ease the helicopter close to the ridge, hoping to be able to establish a hover over him. It was tricky work. There were strong crosscurrents of wind, which bucked the helicopter around. What complicated matters was the necessity to hover with my rotor tips just a few feet from the steeply angled ridge in order to get over him.

I went into my hover mode, which consisted of entrusting all aircraft gauges and radios except Guard (emergency radio frequency) to my co-pilot, and blocking out everything else as I concentrated on holding the helicopter absolutely still while the hoist was being lowered.

Out of the corner of my eyes, I could sense a brilliant, white light. What was that? Was the
co-pilot shining a light in my eyes? That didn’t make any sense, yet the light was there. Since I was busy maintaining the hover, I resolved to forget about it.

It was vitally important that the helicopter not be allowed to move even as much as a foot in any direction, or we would risk dragging the survivor through the sharp grass or, worse yet, knock the rotor blades off against the ridge.

Finally, the hoist reached the survivor and he began to climb onto the paddle seats. We had just begun lifting him off the ground when an enemy soldier rolled over the top of the ridge above me at a distance of about 75-100 feet. He aimed his AK-47 at us and began firing.

‘Feeling’ rather than hearing the bullets impacting the fuselage just below my seat, I yelled to
the guys in the back that we were taking fire and transmitted the same message to the Sandy’s.

In the meantime, the enemy soldiers’ rounds (bullets) had continued to rise and tore into the rotor blades. The aircraft began to buck and jump as the blades lost their tracking stability.

At that time we flew our helicopters unarmed. Our only weapons were our personal M-16’s. My PJ leaned out the door past the Flight Mechanic, who was busy operating the hoist, and emptied his clip into the enemy soldier. Without a doubt, he saved my life.

Our PJ was rather ‘gung-ho’, and had loaded his M-16 with straight tracer rounds. I saw a bright tongue of flame spurt from the cabin door and rip the head off the soldier, whose body tumbled down the ridge below me.

Due to the excessive vibration, I was barely able to hold the hover as we got the survivor on board. As soon as he was safely in the cabin, I pulled away from the ridge. The white light immediately snapped off.

The Sandy’s, now freed of restrictions, were doing an enthusiastic job of obliterating the hamlet, along with the trucks and guns. The survivor called out that he thought his ‘back-seater’ was nearby, but we had more pressing problems on our hands.

The helicopter was vibrating. The vibration was so bad I seriously thought we might lose one of the blades. It was difficult to hold it steady as I turned toward home. Two of the Sandy’s accompanied me while the other two remained behind to complete their destructive work.

As we were limping along, one of the Sandy’s called out, “Don’t look now, but it appears you have a MIG (Russian jet fighter plane) at 6 o’clock (directly behind) and closing!” They both went back to engage the jet while we pondered our next move.

The classic defense of a helicopter against a fixed-wing fighter is to head straight for your opponent and then autorotate (disengage the rotors and allow the helicopter to free fall). The high sink rate of autorotation, coupled with the jet’s rapid closure speed should make him steepen his dive angle until he has to break it off. Then the helicopter can play tag among the ground clutter.

That is the textbook theory, at any rate. I had never heard of anyone actually trying it, and I wasn’t about to be the first, not with the control problems we were encountering.

We could see the MIG as a faint speck in the sky. I slid over into a cloudbank, hoping he didn’t have infrared missiles and would lose visual contact. We couldn’t stay in the clouds for very long. I knew that the peaks of nearby mountains were poking up into those clouds and didn’t want to smash into one of them.

The helicopter was still bucking and shaking. I didn’t want to perform any violent maneuvers, as I wasn’t sure it would hold together. When I couldn’t stand it anymore, we dropped out of the cloud layer and anxiously scanned the sky.

My PJ shouted, “There! 10 o’clock!”

I pulled back into another cloud; still praying the MIG was guns only and didn’t have infrared or radar homing on board. When we exited a few minutes later, we couldn’t see the MIG anywhere.

Where had he gone?

“5 o’clock, high!” shouted my Flight Mechanic.

I plunged into a third cloud. This time, when we exited, the MIG was nowhere in sight. I can only assume he was low on fuel and had to head for home.

We plodded along our way, shaking and bucking, and were joined by the two Sandy’s who had stayed behind to strafe the enemy.

Once again, we were approaching the Black River; this time from the North. There was no way I was going to attempt the 10,000 feet corkscrew maneuver we had done earlier. I was convinced the helicopter would fall apart if we tried.

Operating on my theory that “the closer to the ground I am, the harder I am to see and hit”; I flew at treetop level across the River while the Sandy’s did their high altitude bit. The gunners were so busy trying to hit them we roared over in safety before they could realign the guns.

We began to notice a stiffening in the controls. Sure enough, a quick glance at the hydraulic gauge showed a fluctuating, decreasing pressure. We were losing hydraulic fluid! Some of that guy's bullets must have nicked a hydraulic line. This was a new and quite serious problem.

The HH-3E was a large helicopter. The flight controls were hydraulically assisted, much like power steering on a car. It was impossible for the flight crew to control the helicopter if hydraulic power failed completely.

I advised the Sandy’s of our problem and that we might have to make an emergency landing. Looking around, I had no desire to set down in the vastness of the North Vietnamese jungle. I resolved to continue flying until the last possible moment.

After a while we heard the backup helicopter on the frequency. He had gotten his bird fixed and was looking for us. He met up with us, flew alongside and confirmed we had hydraulic fluid streaming out of the bottom of the aircraft.

My best estimate was that we were still about 30 minutes out of Lima 36. Our choice was to land there or crash into the rocks and jungle. There was simply no place else to go. At the same time, I was concerned about the ‘back-seater’ we had left behind. I hated to think an American was going to be lost when we had the ability to get him.

Finally, I directed the other helicopter to take the Sandy’s and go back to try for the other guy. He protested that I would be left all alone, but I pointed out that if we didn’t make the strip, our chances of survival in a crash landing were slim. After a bit, he agreed to make a try at rescuing the ‘back-seater’.

Wonder of wonders, we made it to Lima 36. As I was attempting to set it down, I lost control and fell the last ten feet or so, resulting in a huge bounce and one of my worst landings to date. But, we were on the ground and safe. Praise God!

I shut down the engines amid cheers from the crew. As we started to kill electrical power, we heard the other helicopter transmitting a Mayday (emergency) call. A 57 mm shell had severed his tail rotor shaft. He wasn’t sure how long he could maintain level flight and wanted help.

I was heartsick. We had just barely made it on the ground ourselves. Nevertheless, I was not about to abandon him. I told my crew I could fly the bird by myself. They should wait with our survivor until I got back. If I got back. They were a good crew, and refused to remain behind.

I handed my M-16 to the survivor and told him to sit inside our wooden hut with the gun aimed
at the door. He was to shoot anybody who tried to enter that didn’t speak English. His eyes got very wide. I told him if we weren’t back in an hour, we weren’t coming back.

In that event, he was to wait until just before sunset before he dismantled and discarded the weapon. Then he should walk toward the fortress on the hill, with his hands in the air, shouting, “American, American”. Perhaps they would take him in. A replacement alert crew was due in three days, after all, and they would get him out.

He didn’t look too happy with the situation, but accepted the rifle. We got fired up and took off toward the other helicopter, which had a real problem. Unless they maintained 50 knots of forward airspeed, the helicopter would corkscrew, making any landing doubtful.

We pulled alongside them, shaking and vibrating quite badly. Sure enough, his tail rotor was completely stopped. Both helicopters turned and headed back, eventually getting Lima 36 in sight.

Now, we had a different sort of problem—whoever attempted to land first would most likely crash, thus denying the very short strip to the other helicopter.

I was certain I would not be able to make another safe landing, but there was a chance for my wingman. I told him to come in at 60 knots, plop it on the ground at the start of the strip, shut everything down and ride the brakes, hoping he could stop before going over the cliff at the end. He did a great job in getting his bird down in one piece.

Now it was my turn. As we came in for the landing, I lost control about 10-20 feet in the air. The helicopter hit hard. The left gear partially collapsed (apparently my first hard landing had weakened it) and the helicopter tilted over 45° on its left side, resting on the sponson.

In the process I wrenched my knee quite severely, but otherwise, everyone was OK. So there we were, towards noon on our first day of a three-day alert: one survivor, 8 crewmembers and two broken helicopters.

We took a look at the bullet damage. There were a few holes starting just below my seat on the
right side. It was obvious the shells had come in my open window, passed in front of both pilots and exited through my co-pilots’ open window. I felt as though God must have been working overtime, protecting me from harm.

I asked my co-pilot what the business was with the light shining on me during the pick-up. He got a funny look on his face and said he didn’t know a thing about it. He hadn’t noticed any light.

It was only later, when I encountered the light again during my second rescue, that I began to believe it was the Shekinah glory of God, protecting me from harm. Every rescue I made, that light was there, disappearing when I pulled myself and my crew out of danger. I have no other explanation for it.

There were also holes in the rotor blades. That was the source of our vibration. We radioed in our status and were advised to standby—three helicopters were being dispatched. We felt like celebrating. We would get to go home early!

Feel free to ask questions or leave a comment at every stop on the tour to increase your chances to win a copy of this exciting book.

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

For virtual book tour details - http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/05/upcoming-virtual-book-tours.html

Hugh Ballou Visits with Joyce Anthony This Week


Over the next three days, Hugh will visit with Joyce Anthony and her readers. Learn more about his book, read an excerpt and definitely take a look at the special offer at the bottom of this email. This is a limited time offer ---- buy one book, get over $1500 in free gifts.

Monday August 11

Our visit with Joyce Anthony continues and she shares details about his book, Transforming Power – visit http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/ for book details.

Tuesday August 12

Drop by http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/ today to read Joyce’s interview with Hugh Ballou.

Wednesday August 13

Today is the last day we are visiting Joyce Anthony and she shares her review for Transforming Power by Hugh Ballou - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312 For full tour details, visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWER – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Learn the History Behind Vietnam Air Rescues by Dave Richardson


What changed the mind of this retired military pilot turned school teacher to write his book Vietnam Air Rescues? Stop by Great New Books that are a Must Read http://newgreatbooks.blogspot.com/ on Monday, August 11, to learn the history behind author Dave Richardson's' fascinating new book. Make sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy too.

On Tuesday, August 12, the tour stops at Mommy Reviewed http://mommyreviewed.blogspot.com/ for an inside sneak peek into Vietnam Air Rescues with an excerpt hand selected for your enjoyment.

Feel free to ask questions or leave a comment at every stop on the tour to increase your chances to win a copy of this exciting book.

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.


Donna Sundblad
Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours
www.theinkslinger.net

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Tough Economic Times Require Strong Leadership

Hugh Ballou and I were discussing how questionable economic times bring out the best and worst in leaders. It’s the sort of situation that reveals the best leaders. Today, he shares his thoughts on the need for strong leaders in bad economic times on my blogs that feature current events that tie into the subject of books. Read more at - http://currenteventsinbooks.blogspot.com/

Sunday August 10

Today we begin a four day event with author, Joyce Anthony, on her blog. Each day, Sunday through Wednesday she will share different information about Hugh Ballou. Feel free to drop by to learn more and you are welcome to ask questions at any of the tour stops. Hugh would like to hear from you. Joyce’s blog address is - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/. Today she focuses on details about Hugh Ballou.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312 For full tour details, visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Talk With Hugh Ballou Tonight on ASE Motivation Radio

Wednesday August 6

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/asemotivation 9 pm EST - Call-in Number: (718) 508-9600 Feel free to call into the show to ask questions.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312 For full tour details, visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Three Days with Dave Richardson Author of Vietnam Air Rescues

In 1960, author Dave Richardson married his high school sweetheart and joined the US Air Force. Over the next 24 years, he was stationed at various bases in the United States and he served in Vietnam and rescued men from the jaws of the enemy. He retired after 24 years as an Air Force helicopter/fixed wing pilot, and now he's written Vietnam Air Rescues.

Stop by Books and Authors http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog for the next three days for a full course of Vietnam Air Rescues as Joyce Anthony hosts Dave Richardson. On August 6 she severs up an appetizing peek into Dave's book with an exciting excerpt from Vietnam Air Rescues. Thursday, the 7th, the main course is more about Dave with an interview and Friday, August 8 she top things off with a review of this can't miss book.

Be sure to leave a comment or ask a question for a chance to win a copy of this exciting book. Dave will be stopping by to talk with you. Don't miss this opportunity.

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad

Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours

www.theinkslinger.net

Sunday, August 3, 2008

"Getting Things Done" with Hugh Ballou


Monday August 4

Dyan Garris visits Coach Camille - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Coach-Camille - 6 pm EST - Call-in Number: (347) 326-9317

http://greatleadershipbydan.blogspot.com – Article by Hugh Ballou about “Getting Things Done”

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312 For full tour details, visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Virtual Blog Tour Kick Off for Vietnam Air Rescues

We've got an exciting tour lined up this month with Dave Richardson, author of Vietnam Air Rescues. This riveting book begins with the authors’ ‘Unauthorized History of the Vietnam War’; then continues to describe his life as a “Jolly Green” rescue pilot, picking up aircrew shot down in North Vietnam and Laos. Details of his 7 rescues of 9 men are included, as well as over 30 anecdotes relating to his experiences. You don't want to miss this one. It's profusely illustrated with more than 100 photos, maps and drawings.

On August 4, whet your appetite with "Over the River and Through the Woods…" an excerpt from Vietnam Air Rescues about a rescue took place in November, 1967 by stopping by Steven Clark's Stories that Read You http://stevenbradley.blogspot.com/2008/08/take-good-look-at-vietnam-air-rescue-by.html

On Tuesday, August 5, the tour stops at Books and Authors http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/ where Joyce will share more on Dave Richardson's life and a synopsis of Vietnam Air Rescues.

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad
Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours
www.theinkslinger.net

Friday, August 1, 2008

Kathleen Gage Interviews Hugh Ballou About Transforming Power

Friday August 1

Carolyn Howard Johnson, author of The Frugal Promoter and the Frugal Editor, shares her review and her personal thoughts about Get Noticed - http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com

Dyan Garris is being interviewed on Inner Views with Kimmie and Steve - www.psychiconair.com - 1 PM EST - Call in number - (248) 424-1978

Street Smarts Marketer, Kathleen Gage, interviews Hugh Ballou on her blog. Read more about Hugh at www.themarketingmind.com

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312 For full tour details, visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion