Author N.E. Carlisle is taking her latest book Mermaid Eclipse 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, and 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 N.E. Carlisle and Mermaid Eclipse as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!
Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. It just takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative, affordable, and impactful ways. Consider book tours! Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!
Luckily for us, N.E. 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 Mermaid Eclipse.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Mermaid Eclipse. What is it about?
N.E.: Twins Muriel and Morgan and their mysterious family curse.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
N.E.: I love everything about mermaids and the ocean. It was a story that I wanted to read.
OP: How did you get your book published?
N.E.: I chose to self-publish through Outskirts Press.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
N.E.: Young adult readers and anyone interested in mermaids, family curses or mysteries.
OP: What is special about your book?
N.E.: It takes an ancient theme but shared with fresh twists.
OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
N.E.: This book is less about what is means to be a mermaid and more about what it means to be a twin.
OP: Have you published any other books?
N.E.: Yes, non-fiction.
OP: Do you plan to publish more?
N.E.: Yes, Mermaid Eclipse is the first book in a series.
OP: Thanks for your time, N.E.! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
N.E. Carlisle was born by the coast and loves everything about the ocean, especially its lore. She has written several non-fiction books, but Mermaid Eclipse is her debut novel. She spends her days surfing, writing, and playing with her three dogs.
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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Outskirts Press author, Frank Stiles, grew up in Toledo, Ohio. The youngest of nine children, he learned valuable lessons from the older children during his adolescent years. In high school he participated in many sports including football, basketball, track, and was the city of Toledo’s light-heavyweight Golden Gloves champion.
Drafted by the U.S. Army on October 2, 1961, he completed a two year tour of duty in France.
He joined the Toledo Police Division on April 2, 1965. After two years as a street cop, he was promoted to Detective. During his next 23 years he worked as an investigator throughout the Detective Bureau. After being promoted to sergeant, he supervised almost all sections of the bureau and investigated many of the division’s high-profile crimes. He taught at the Toledo Police Academy and lectured at local universities.
A highly decorated and conscientious police officer, Frank Stiles believes everyone has the right to live in a society free from fear and intrusion, and he has dedicated his career toward that goal.
Retiring after 25 years with the police division, he took a position with Lion Stores as their Loss Prevention Director. In January, 1999, he was hired by Lucas County Prosecuting Attorney Julia R. Bates as the office’s Chief Investigator, and remains there today.
Stiles was recently featured in the Toledo Free Press.
Evil Brothers is a true crime story about two serial killers, brothers Anthony and Nathaniel Cook.
Their family migrated to Toledo from Mobile, Alabama while the state was still struggling under segregation. It was a period in time when politicians found it difficult to get elected unless they were outspoken segregationists.
The parents divorced leaving their unemployed mother to care for nine children. Anthony showed resentment and became incorrigible after the divorce. His younger brother of nine years, Nathaniel, looked up to his older brother as a father-like image. Their brother Hayes Cook II would later be arrested for rape and sent to prison.
Struggling with depression and a hard life, Anthony experienced the trauma guns can cause when he shot himself while attempting suicide at age 16. He survived his self-inflicted gunshot wound and later in life went on to inflict pain and suffering on others.
With little self-esteem, Anthony took to the streets at an early age. His street name was “Hawkeye” and his crimes grew from minor offenses to armed robbery. He dropped out of school and was arrested for robbing a man while armed with a gun. After his arrest he was sent to prison. While locked up, the court ordered a psychological evaluation. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia, a psychotic disorder characterized by loss of contact with his environment – having trouble functioning in everyday life.
While in prison Anthony complained about the ill treatment he received from white guards and was quoted by family members as saying the white man was the enemy.
Shortly after his release from prison he went on one of the bloodiest killing sprees in history. All his victims would be white, which suggested it was his inner hatred of the white prison guards and his depressed and unhappy childhood that triggered his rage.
Most of the killings were committed by Anthony alone but, later, he would entice his younger brother Nathaniel to join in his evil deeds. Nathaniel was not known to get into serious trouble on his own, but appeared to be intrigued by Anthony’s crime waive and stint in prison.
For the next two years Anthony and Nathaniel Cook went on a rape and killing spree, killing nine young people, while being suspected of murdering at least three others.
They terrorized the city of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio until Anthony was arrested by Sgt. Frank Stiles in 1981 for the murder of a businessman, the attempted murder and attempted rape of the man’s daughter, and the robbery and attempted murder of the daughter’s boyfriend.
The other murders and rapes were not solved and Nathaniel Cook was not arrested until 1998 when DNA technology was able to identify both brothers as serial killers. The brothers confessed to nine of the murders and pleaded guilty in April of 2000. They are in prison, Anthony for life and Nathaniel for 20 years.
The author, Frank Stiles, was a detective sergeant with the Toledo Police Division and was the lead detective during the investigation of the murders. He takes the readers through every step of the investigation, vividly describing the brutal abductions, rapes, and torturous murders of these young people.
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The murders of 67-year-old Harriett Wernert and her 97-year-old mother, Velma Bush, in the confines of their own home shocked the quiet, affluent village of Ottawa Hills. It also demonstrated that evil can occur in any community. There had never been a murder in this small village, located on the edge of Toledo in northwest Ohio.
The murders sent shock waves through the village as residents pressed local police for answers and scurried to find ways to protect themselves. Additional deadbolts and security systems were added, and some residents purchased guns.
The village Chief of Police looked to the city of Toledo’s Police Department for help, and because of the authors’ investigative experience he was assigned to assist in the search for answers.
The ensuing investigation, arrests, and trials of the three murderers, held simultaneously in three Common Pleas courtrooms, is packed with suspense.