Living My Shadows: Dreams Do Come True by Kevin I.J.A. Barnett Sr.

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 Kevin Barnett Sr. is taking his latest book, Living My Shadows: Dreams Do Come True, on tour—a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. What this means is that Kevin will get his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of home! Keep an eye out for Kevin’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about him and his book.

Luckily for us, Kevin was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so we could give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Living My Shadows: Dreams Do Come True.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Living My Shadows: Dreams Do Come True. What is it about?

Kevin: It’s about my journey growing up in foster care and the adoption system, and ultimately about joining the Armed Forces and finding my birth parents at the age of 56.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Kevin: I did this for therapeutic reasons and to help others have hope of finding out who they are—and to never give up their dreams, no matter how big or small they might be.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Kevin: I used Outskirts Press to self-publish as well as market.

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

Kevin: Individuals who would like to adopt or enroll in a foster care parent program, adoptees, foster care children—both adults and youths. Individuals who are searching for parents, or veterans or folks thinking about joining the Armed Forces will also benefit.

OP: What is special about your book?

Kevin: It is written from the heart. The is book is based on real events and it will take one through many emotions.

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

Kevin: The book is small but packs a big punch of emotions and you can’t put it down.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Kevin: No, this is my first book.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Kevin: Yes, I plan to do this again.

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


Kevin I. J. A. Barnett Sr. is a retired non-commissioned officer of the United States Army. He has served in Germany, Afghanistan and many stateside tours during his career. He is married to Sharon F. Pelham and does motivational speaking when time permits.

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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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