Author Marc Daniels is taking his latest book, Weed Out the Hate: Plant a Rose: A Judaic Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on tour—a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box. Nowadays, you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe . . . all from the comfort of your own home. Join Marc Daniels and Weed Out the Hate: Plant a Rose as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!
Luckily for us, Marc Daniels was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Weed Out the Hate: Plant a Rose.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Weed Out the Hate: Plant a Rose. What is it about?
MARC: This is about my personal journey, researching the roots of systemic racism and anti-Semitism and how to draw upon our better angels to rise above the chaos into a better place.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
MARC: During my first trip to the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich, Germany, I was overwhelmed by the shrilling, bone-chilling anger of the mockingbirds and the nightingales. I was convinced that they were heaven-sent angels, telling us to change. These sounds emanated from park trees, lush with blooms and beautiful fragrances. I felt that these birds were attempting to shock the visitors into striving for inner correction as a foundation for repairing the social ills of society.
Since I could not understand their rhetoric directly, I spent the better part of ten years researching the works of Strauss, Shakespeare, Jean-Baptiste Clément, Wolf Biermann, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
MARC: People looking for a method to coat and protect their hearts against hate speech on social media and those desiring to take a peaceful stand against racism, promoting compassion and nurturing instincts in others. Any reader interested in Jewish spirituality will be fascinated with the narrative of this book.
Not content to present only the theory, I promoted the concepts in political town hall rope line discussions with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand.
I provide viable strategies for weeding out hatred and planting roses in people throughout the country.
OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
MARC: This book inspires readers to perceive civil rights and politics through a spiritual lens. It helps the reader better judge the traits necessary to become president of the United States while illuminating the darkness in demagogues attempting to project their deception as truth.
OP: What is unique about your book?
MARC: As the eldest grandson of the inventor of the Ross Root Feeder, an irrigation tool for watering and feeding tress[AB1] and rosebushes, I spent years marketing our products to gardeners throughout the country. I experienced multiple mediation moments watching the water swirl premeasured plant food and insecticide tablets into a protective, nurturing tonic, delivered at the deepest roots. For me, the tablets represented our unfeeling, stony hearts.
This upper swirl consists of the musical, lyrical, and instrumental rhetoric, which helps the masses understand and respond positively to the angelic messaging of nature. This book helps decipher the cries of the Dachau songbirds that I could not completely understand at the time but now do.
When we place ourselves in the upper swirl of nature and divinity, we flush out any acculturated systemic racist and bias traits. The tonic becomes spiritual biofuel for the desire to heal the world through nurture and compassion. My character vivified the root feeder that I used to care for plants in the yard and garden.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
MARC: In 2010, Allegria Verlag of Berlin published my first book Der Himmelsgarten: Das Handbuch des Spirituellen Gärtners. It illustrated how gardening with a spiritual intention could help you restore balance and purpose to your life.
OP: How can someone learn more about your book or purchase it?
MARC:The book is written in the German language and is available through Amazon.de.
OP: Thanks for your time, MARC! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
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