Gary E. Miller’s “Reflections: Home and Abroad” is a stunning new collection of his poetry–reflections of his wide-ranging travels, observations, and general musings. The author has spent a lifetime exploring the world and indulging his curious nature. With service in the Teacher Corps, Peace Corps, and the US Navy, and traveling and meeting people around the world, Miller shares a broad range of personal experiences and observations in Reflections. Rounded out with ideas from other writers and philosophers, Reflections encourages others to continue their own efforts in thinking and writing.
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!
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.
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.
Are you an author looking for help to market your self-published book?
Grandpa John’s “Learn the Secrets of True Happiness.” Our words or actions have a great impact on those we love. All of us can recall situations when we wish we could take back something we said or did. This book will help you to recognize the signs, which will tell you when to change your approach when speaking with a loved one, friends or family. “Think before speaking.”
Linda K. Reed’s “Winter of 1950.” Just when Linda thought life couldn’t be more perfect, the Universe threw her a curve she didn’t see coming. Written with great wisdom and compassion, Linda’s memoir celebrates the growth we experience when life hands us unexpected “gifts” that help us discover something greater than ourselves.