Sleep Walking Out of Afghanistan: Walking It All Back by Harold Phifer

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and cheaper than ever!

Author Harold Phifer is taking his latest book Sleep Walking Out of Afghanistan: Walking It All Back, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Harold to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Harold’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Harold 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 Sleep Walking Out of Afghanistan: Walking it All Back.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Sleep Walking Out of Afghanistan: Walking it All Back. What is it about?

Harold: Fighting for survival from a car bombing in Afghanistan yet finding the peace that had eluded him in the process.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Harold: During my most frightening moment I promised myself that I would write this story if I survived that Taliban attack.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Harold: I self-published through Outskirts Press.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Harold: Readers that like survival stories; readers that have dealt with bullies; readers that are from dysfunctional households; readers that have dealt with schizophrenia; readers that have love for a father; readers that love comedy/humor; readers that loves a feel good/inspirational story.

OP: What is special about your book?

Harold: It’s a combination of Terror, Disgust, Innate Love, Inspiration, and Humor.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Harold: Most people can identify with at least one of the characters or events in the book.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Harold: This is my first book.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Harold: I do plan a follow-up book.

OP: Thanks for your time, Harold! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Harold Phifer was born and raised in Columbus, Mississippi. All of his first 25 years were solidly spent inside his home state. After graduating from Mississippi State University and Jackson State University he went on to work for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 23 years as an Air Traffic Controller. He eventually left the FAA and began work as an international contractor where he has done numerous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/sleepwalkingoutofafghanistan

This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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Virtual Book Tour: “Surviving Multiple Sclerosis” by Anntionate Salciccia

With the abundance of self-published authors, you have to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book. While book tours are a great way to connect with your readers, they aren’t the most affordable method of promotion. However, technology has made it possible for an alternative.

The self-publishing market is crowded with books, making it difficult for individual authors to stand out. Book tours have long been an established tradition among authors, but while they provide fantastic opportunities for connecting with readers, they can pose some significant challenges in terms of cost and time. Technology has provided the perfect solution in the form of a virtual book tour, a process which combines many of the highlights of the traditional form with the benefits of the digital universe.

Enter Outskirts Press author Anntionate Salciccia, whose latest book, Surviving Multiple Sclerosis, provides an insider’s perspective on multiple sclerosis (MS). Her book chronicles her successes in managing her symptoms by combining her vegetarian lifestyle with meditation and a specialized exercise regimen. As anyone suffering from chronic pain or illness can attest, this is no mean feat … and Salciccia is here to share her wisdom with us!

Anntionate Salciccia sat down with us to answer a few questions about her book by way of a virtual book tour, giving you unparalleled access to her insight and a behind the scenes glimpse into the writing of her book.

OP: Tell us, why did you decide to write Surviving Multiple Sclerosis?

AS: One of the main reasons I decided to write my life story was to show anyone with an illness or facing great pain, that it is possible. It is possible to survive, I myself am a testimony to this fact, having lived with an illness that gives me constant pain, 24/7. I manage my multiple sclerosis (MS) without pain medication. It is possible!

OP: Can you describe what material the book covers?

AS: The book begins with my story, and how I deal with different challenges and obstacles I have gone through over the course of my life, some without MS and some with or because of MS. Many of the challenges I have faced have to deal with pain, memory, and managing physical difficulties without pain medication.

OP: What was the publishing process like for you, and what’s next?

AS: I had my book published through Outskirts Press. It’s the first book I have ever written, but I plan on writing a children’s book in the future.

OP: What makes your book different? What does it have that other books on multiple sclerosis (MS) do not?

AS: I have done and seen many extraordinary things in my life, and I have had some extraordinary jobs, like being an extra in movies and working on a cruise ship. I have even passed my test to become a firefighter. I have done all of this while living with chronic pain and illness. What’s so special about Surviving Multiple Sclerosis?

It chronicles how I overcame challenges through prayer and meditation, and I hope that it serves as a source of inspiration for others.

OP: Thank you for sharing your book with us, Anntionate! We can’t wait to see what adventures life takes you on next. We look forward to learning more about you as you visit with other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Anntionate Salciccia is a mother of 4 children and a Christian that prays twice daily. She enjoys reading other author’s autobiographies, and also enjoys vegetarian cooking. She would like the readers to know that 10% of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the MS Society.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/survivingms

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Understanding Men With Power by Mercedes Mercado

With the abundance of self-published authors, you have to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book. While book tours are a great way to connect with your readers, they aren’t the most affordable method of promotion. However, technology has made it possible for an alternative.

Take note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Mercedes Mercado, who is taking her latest book, Understanding Men With Power, on tour — a virtual book tour, that is. She will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about her and her book.


Luckily for us, Mercedes 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 Understanding Men With Power.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Understanding Men With Power. What is it about?

Mercedes: My book is a self-help book on relationships. It’s true stories that happened to me with men with power. At the end of each chapter a lesson is provided to clarify what I learned from each man. It’s showing women, not telling them the cause and effects of our treatment of men.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Mercedes: My entire life I’ve been giving very productive advice to a lot of women. They’ve had great success with their relationships because of my advice. Instead of just helping my friends, I decided to write a book to help as many women as possible.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Mercedes: I self-published my book with Outskirts Press.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Mercedes: Mostly women seeking relationship help. But many men are also interested in knowing about other men with power, so there’s an audience for them as well.

OP: What is special about your book?

Mercedes: My book is special because instead of telling women what to do I show them what happens when you behave a certain way with men. This book is a compilation of all true stories, so women can see for themselves how important one’s behavior towards men is. Showing is better than just telling women what to do. Also, the men in this book are famous and/or powerful but I changed everyone’s name so no one can recognize them.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Mercedes: I don’t give women rules to follow. I show them my behavior towards men and how they respond to that behavior. I don’t tell women what they want to hear either. I simply show them what I did so they can see for themselves what works and what doesn’t. It’s a “how-to” book but with actual examples. At the end of each chapter I say the lesson that I learned from each man.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Mercedes: This is my first book .

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Mercedes: I do intend on publishing more.

OP: Thanks for your time, Mercedes! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mercedes is an actor/writer/director. Her body of work has garnished two award nominations in film making. Although professionally she works in the film business, she is mostly known among her friends as “the relationship guru.” She spends a lot of time advising women freely and is always on call. Women from all walks of life call upon Mercedes when they need to know what to do with their current relationships involving men. She believes strongly in the empowerment of women and makes herself available to help as many women as possible. She also listens to and advises men as well. Although she loves her native New York City, she spends time traveling the world. She loves art, food & wine, and is an avid sports fan. Because of her work, she travels often to Los Angeles. And because of her love of family, she frequents Miami often. To find out more about the author you can go to her websites: www.ChatNoirInk.com and www.Mercedes925.com

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://outskirtspress.com/UnderstandingMenWithPower

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