Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Book Tour: Pushing the Wall by James Duckett

Author Bio:

James loves to write, but he doesn't like to brag. Just kidding, he totally loves to brag. And refer to himself in the third person. Because both those things are cool. Right?
James Duckett is a founder and Chief Technology Officer of the Authors' Think Tank Facebook Group and Podcast. He wrote his first story in the 2nd grade and has been excited about writing ever since. He wrote his first book when he was 14, but one of his friends did the world a favor and accidentally threw it away.
“Pushing the Wall: A Memoir” is his first book. A contemporary romance (yeah, you read that right) novella will appear in an anthology on March 31st, 2015. He's introverted, geeky, funny looking, unpredictable, and easily distracted by the latest gadgets.


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Book Blurb:

What kind of idiot would run a marathon without training for it first? Me. 
Sure, I’d heard all the horror stories. Endurance athletes always fear “hitting the wall,” that point where the body runs out of energy and, BAM! Roadkill. With no conditioning, I feared smashing into this wall hard enough to leave a dent.
I wanted to train for the 2010 St. George Marathon, but after breaking my foot, the only marathon I could handle was on Netflix. When the race came, I just wanted to pick up the shirt I paid for, but peer pressure and the energy of the other 7,000 runners convinced me to go for it. My plan? Push the wall past the finish line. Then I could grab some ice cream, crawl into my truck, and drive home.
This memoir details my love/hate affair with running, why I didn’t prepare, and how I survived 26.2 grueling miles that I had no business attempting. This book also includes running tips for anybody looking to maximize their training experience, covering topics like:

  • Finding the right running pace
  • Speed workouts
  • Running safely at night
  • Tapering and carb-loading before a race
  • Basic first aid for runners
  • Injury prevention
  • And more!

It’s whimsical, yet educational. It’s whimsucational!

Foreward by Aaron Metler, winner of the 2010 and 2014 St. George Marathons.

And now for my favorite part of a blog tour! I asked for who Author James Duckett would pick to play the main actor (himself) if his memoir was made into a movie! This is the reply I received.

"Who should play me in a movie? If Chris Farley wasn't dead, he'd be perfect. We both have such amazing bodies and energy! The skit where he's giving advice to some troubled youth after drinking 20 cups of coffee, yeah... I get like that now and then. But, alas, he's not around anymore. So let's give it to Leonardo DiCaprio, because it might be his chance to get an Oscar!

And, you are going to love this, the foreward to my book was written by Aaron "McLovin" Metler. His nickname is McLovin because he looks totally like an actor named Christopher Mintz-Plasse. He did some movie where he got a fake ID that read McLovin, and Aaron and him could be twins. I haven't seen the movie so I can't comment on mannerisms or anything, but he's got a poster of him hanging in the office and it is hilarious!"

Tour Schedule:

February 28
March 1
March 2
March 3
March 4
March 5
March 6
March 7
March 8
March 9
March 10
March 11
March 12
March 13

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Book Tour: Lucky Midas by Kate Palmer

Every once in a while I like to dabble in the children's book section. This adorable book is all about a dog, and when I started reading it to my son (4 years old) he instantly fell in love! We still have a little more to go before we finish it, but I'm happy to feature this fun book on my blog today!

Author Bio:

Kate Palmer is the mother of six learning to live in the country surrounded by in-laws. She is married to the amazing Nate Palmer who is teaching her how to be a farm girl. She knows how to butcher a chicken, but can't saddle a horse.

Social Media Sites:

Website: http://www.katrinapalmer.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatePalmerAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatePalmer40

Amazon Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/Kate-Palmer/e/B0095BOV78

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Back Cover Blurb:

Eight-year-old Lily loves animals, but can't have a pet because of her Mom's allergies. When Lily and her older brother rescue a stray dog, can they find a way to keep him? 

Lucky Midas is an easy chapter book with pictures for kids ages 6-8. There are ten chapters and several colorful illustrations in this kids book for kindle. Children who like kids books about pets will enjoy reading about a brother and sister as they rescue a stray dog. It appeals to readers of girl books and boy books alike. The sentences are short and the vocabulary appropriate for children in first through third grade. 

The dog whined and looked at her hand.
“It’s okay boy, I won’t hurt you.” Lily took one more step, knelt down, and put her hand under the dog’s mouth.
While the dog gobbled up the jerky, Lily reached her other arm around to hold him firmly. Scott came to stand beside her. “We did it, “ Scott whispered.

Lily grinned.
“Now what?” Scott asked.

Tour Schedule:
February 26
February 27
February 28
March 1
March 2
March 3
March 4