David S Grant Promotional Interview

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1. Where you are from and where are you now? [DG] Born in Milwaukee, WI, currently live and work in New York City.

2. How did you get started writing? [DG] Like most, I guess I’ve always been writing. It was around the year 2000 when I started and finished my first novel.

3. What do you do when you are not writing? [DG] Working in the corporate world and having fun. My books have a very “live in the moment” appeal and I try to live the same way, enjoying life, daily. Not just focused on the “end goal”, but enjoying the ride along the way.

4. What would readers like to know about you? [DG] The question I often get from readers is where do I get my ideas, whether for my novels or short stories. Many stories from my short story collection, Emotionless Souls, came from my work in offices. I find the corporate setting provides a nice back drop for disturbing stories no one wants to discuss.

5. What inspired your first book? [DG] Part fiction and part autobiographical, my first book (just recently published as a double novel with Blackout, the sequel) was inspired by both my life, stories of friends, and my love of transgression fiction.

6. How many books have you written? [DG] I have written four books. Corporate Porn was published in 2005 through Silverthought Press. Emotionless Souls, my short story collection, and novella The Last Breakfast were published in March 2008 through Brown Paper Publishing. The drug and rock fueled double novel, Bleach and Blackout is now available through Offense Mechanism, an imprint of Silverthought Press.

7. What are the titles of your books and what genres are they? [DG] Literary fiction, humor, transgression fiction, and social satire. That pretty much covers it.

8. How do you decide on that topic or genre? [DG] For me it’s not really a decision I can make. These are the types of books I enjoy writing. Regardless of an audience this is my passion, my entertainment. My therapy.

9. How do you manage to keep yourself focused and on track? [DG] If writing for enjoyment this is easy, I personally do not write each day, but rather log notes and outline, only writing when ready to really focus on my project. I admit that I am a binge writer and am seeking help with my problem.

10. Do you write to make money or for the love of writing? [DG] For the love of writing. I am fortunate that I have great publishers working with me that turn my writing into fantastic books. Of course, if I can make money, and maybe someday a career out of this that would be the icing on the cake.

11. What are some traditional methods of marketing you have used? [DG] Press releases, book release parties, and book signings.

12. What are some unique methods of marketing you have used? [DG] Writing short stories and posting on literary websites as a way to promote a novel; writing for websites in exchange allowing me to promote my work.

13. Do you sell through a website? If so, what’s the address? If not, why not? [DG] My website, http://www.davidsgrant.com, contains links to all of my books, interviews, and reviews.

14. Where can people order your books? [DG] At my website, http://www.davidsgrant.com and also at these locations: www.silverthought.com, www.brownpaperpublishing.net, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.target.com, and www.borders.com. My books can also be purchased at the following book stores in New York City: St. Marks Bookstore (Manhattan), Drougas Books (Manhattan), and Book Court (Brooklyn).

15. What format are your books – e-book, print, audio etc? [DG] Print

16. Will you write more books? [DG] Yes, I have a finished manuscript being reviewed and am also working on Bliss, a prequel to Bleach and Blackout.

17. What does the future hold for you and your books?[DG] I hope to continue working with my current publishers with future projects and promotion of my current catalog.

18. What was the most successful thing you did to promote your books? [DG] Anytime you can get someone to read and review your books brings potential new audiences to your work. Reviews, whether online or in print, have opened up my books to subsequent reviews and also publishers requesting my work.

19. What was the least successful thing you did to promote your books? [DG] It’s hard to say, specifically the viral online marketing what works and what doesn’t. I have learned that a well worded AND timed press release makes a world of difference for initial promotion and making people aware of your books.

This interview was done in conjunction with Nikki Leigh, author of the Book Promo 101 series. For more information, visit – www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm.

Nikki’s Reviews Hosts Dave Richardson Author of Vietnam Air Rescues

Stop by Nikki’s Reviews http://nikkisreviews.blogspot.com/ on Friday, August 22, for the next stop in author Dave Richardson‘s Vietnam Air Rescues blog tour. Learn more about this riveting book that begins with the authors’ ‘Unauthorized History of the Vietnam War’; then continues to describe his life as a “Jolly Green” rescue pilot, picking up aircrew shot down in North Vietnam and Laos. Details of his 7 rescues of 9 men are included, as well as over 30 anecdotes relating to his experiences. You don’t want to miss this one. It’s profusely illustrated with more than 100 photos, maps and drawings.

While you’re visiting be sure to ask questions or leave a comment for a chance to receive a free copy of this exciting book.

For a preview of Dave’s book, download a free sampler which includes excerpts from and the complete first rescue story.The sampler can be downloaded at www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad

Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours

www.theinkslinger.net

Learn How Hugh Ballou Promotes His Books & Business

Wednesday August 20

Visit http://readersstation.ning.com/group/promotionalauthorinterviews to read my promotional interview with Hugh Ballou. Learn more about the things he does to promote his books and his business.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html For full tour details, visit

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWERTransforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE. TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Follow Me on Twitter – www.twitter.com/litekepr

Learn How Hugh Ballou Promotes His Books & Business

Wednesday August 20

Visit http://readersstation.ning.com/group/promotionalauthorinterviews to read my promotional interview with Hugh Ballou. Learn more about the things he does to promote his books and his business.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html For full tour details, visit

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWERTransforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE. TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Follow Me on Twitter – www.twitter.com/litekepr

Bobby’s Diner by Susan Wingate


September 1 – Susan Wingate’s new e-book – Bobby’s Diner – was released by ebooksonthe.net

Details about Bobby’s Diner and Susan Wingate are included below.

About Bobby’s Diner

Georgette Carlisle explains a tale of events that lead up to this morning’s funeral. Fifteen years earlier, searching for a place to call home, Georgette accepts a ride from a philandering trucker who offers to take her from a bus stop in Kingman, Arizona to Phoenix but she never makes it. After an abrupt stop along the highway, Georgette jumps out of the truck and heads off on foot until she comes to the small town of Sunnydale.

The day Georgette first arrives in Sunnydale her life is empty. When she saunters into town she meets a married man, Bobby, who owns Bobby’s Diner. After he leaves his wife, Vanessa, for Georgette, Bobby marries her.

Fifteen years later, after Bobby has died, Georgette’s life is about to change. During the reading of the Bobby’s will, his last wish is to leave his diner to both women – his widow and his ex-wife. Each refuses to sell to the other or anyone else for that matter. They decide they will try to make the restaurant work with both managing it.

However, Bobby’s Diner sits squarely on a corridor property through Sunnydale. Sunnydale has caught the eye of a large developer in Phoenix. Zach Pinzer, an up-and-coming executive at Chariot International Incorporated, envisions Sunnydale as a flourishing boutique tourist location – the next Sedona. With the underhanded help of Sunnydale’s mayor, Pinzer can acquire the land he needs for his pet project – to develop the land and incorporate the spot where Bobby’s Diner sits. When Zach offers to buy the diner from Georgette and Vanessa, they flatly refuse him.

The People Who Will Like Bobby’s Diner

  • People who live in Arizona and people who like fiction set in AZ
  • People who enjoy women’s stories
  • Fans of Fannie Flagg’s “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café.”
  • Stories of families in crisis and who overcome the crisis
  • Women aged 15 and up
  • People who enjoy mainstream contemporary fiction
  • People who like family conflict and entanglements but stories that have happy endings.

Topics and Themes in Bobby’s Diner

Adultery, divorce, love, love lost, love reborn in others, family, murder, deceit and crime.


About Susan Wingate Susan Wingate, novelist, poet and playwright, received a BS in Accounting from AZ State University. Wingate brings a rare and diverse background to her creative writing. Presently, she lives in Washington State and writes full time. Wingate has written three novels. Her second book, BOBBY’S DINER, just received a book contract with eBooksonthe.net and will be released in the fall of 2008. Her short story, “The Lion of Judah” received 1st Place honor (a monetary award and publication) in the August 2008 Fantasy Gazetteer Short Story Contest. One of her most recent accomplishments comes on the heels of completing her third novel, The Last Maharajan, with an excerpt selected for publication in literary journal the Superstition Review, an ASU press publication. She is a contributing writer for several magazines. Since the 2007 publication of her mystery novel, Of the Law, Wingate has kept busy teaching at writing workshops and at her studio. Her short stories and poems consistently receive awards and articles can be found in many magazines, journals and reviews. Wingate publishes an online newsletter called, “Sincerely, Susan” which has a readership of close to one thousand subscribers. She is also a co-founder of the San Juan Island Creative Women’s Group. Currently, she organizes a series of reading events for her local library. These events spotlight the community’s writers and provide a wonderful venue in which to hear their work. For hobbies, Wingate likes to read and paint.

For more information visit – http://www.ebooksonthe.net/catalog/eBooks_Catalog_NewBooks2.html

Tour Schedule for Bobby’s Diner


Monday September 15 – http://detailwithnikkileigh.blogspot.com/

Tuesday September 16 – Author of the Month for ebooksonthe.net and Write Words, Inc http://www.ebooksonthe.net/news.html

Wednesday September 17 – http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com/

Thursday September 18 –

http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/sanjuans/isw/entertainment/28315534.html

Friday September 19 – Susan will blog on the Coffee Times – Coffee Thoughts blog – http://coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/

Monday September 22 – Joyce Anthony features an excerpt from Bobby’s Diner – http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/

http://murderby4.blogspot.com/

Tuesday September 23 – Joyce Anthony features an interview with Susan Wingate – http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/

Wednesday September 24 – Joyce Anthony features her review for Bobby’s Diner by Susan Wingate – http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/

Thursday September 25 – Joyce Anthony features information about Susan Wingate and Bobby’s Diner – http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/

Friday September 26 – http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com/

Monday September 29 –

Susan travels to New Zealand today on her virtual tour and is interviewed by Yvonne Walus http://yewalus.blogspot.com/2008/09/susan-wingates-interview-with-yvonne.html

Learn more about Bobby’s Diner at http://www.reflectionsonlinemagazine.blogspot.com/

Tuesday September 30 – www.apooobooks.com

Wednesday October 1 – Word Strumpet – http://www.wordstrumpet.typepad.com/word_strumpet/

Read an article by Susan about Quality Writing – http://www.thefearlessblog.blogspot.com/

Thursday October 2 – Interview by Lula Thomas posted by Nikki Leigh on her blog http://www.muzesmusings.blogspot.com/

You can also visit Susan and read her article about women in conflict at http://missmaesite.blogspot.com/

Friday October 3 – http://bookpromo101.blogspot.com/

For more information visit and to order your own copy of Bobby’s Diner – http://www.ebooksonthe.net/catalog/eBooks_Catalog_NewBooks2.html

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Author Dave Richardson’s Tour Stop for History Buffs

Enjoy history? Then don’t miss author David Richardson’s stop Wednesday, August 20, at It’s All in the Setting http://itsallinthesetting.blogspot.com/ as he stops to talk about his book Vietnam Air Rescues. His book is a true story and the setting very real as you can see by the many pictures on his website and in the book from his time and experiences in Vietnam.

That’s not all! Thursday, August 21, learn even more about the history behind Vietnam Air Rescues as Dave visits Queen of Convolution http://cfvici.blogspot.com where Dave will not only talk about Vietnam with Caprice Hokstad, but time in Germany as a helicopter pilot and his family’s influence on writing his book.

While you’re visiting be sure to ask questions or leave a comment for a chance to receive a free copy of this exciting book.

For a preview of Dave’s book, download a free sampler which includes excerpts from and the complete first rescue story.The sampler can be downloaded at www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad

Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours

www.theinkslinger.net

Two Radio Shows For Monday August 18th

On Monday, August 18th, Nikki Leigh is interviewing author Dave Richardson to talk about his book, Vietnam Air Rescues http://www.blogtalk radio.com/nikkileigh at 3:00 EST. Call-in Number: (347) 215-8201. On Monday, August 25, she’ll interview Dave Richardson (the helicopter pilot) again and Kenny Fields (the last man he rescued). Both shows will be great and be there with them live.

Make sure to download a free sampler from Dave’s book before the show. The sampler includes excerpts from Dave’s book and the complete first rescue. You might want to have the sampler while you listen to these interviews because it has a couple of maps that will help you see what’s happening. The sampler can be downloaded at www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

At 6 pm EST, Hugh Ballou will visit The Success Hour with Coach Camille. Visit her show at http://www.blogtalk radio.com/ Coach-Camille to listen as they discuss his background, his books and his work. The call in number for the show is (347) 326-9317. They would love to hear from you.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at
www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312

For full tour details, visit
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWERTransforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE. TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Follow Me on Twitter – www.twitter.com/litekepr

Two Radio Shows For Monday August 18th

On Monday, August 18th, Nikki Leigh is interviewing author Dave Richardson to talk about his book, Vietnam Air Rescues http://www.blogtalk radio.com/nikkileigh at 3:00 EST. Call-in Number: (347) 215-8201. On Monday, August 25, she’ll interview Dave Richardson (the helicopter pilot) again and Kenny Fields (the last man he rescued). Both shows will be great and be there with them live.

Make sure to download a free sampler from Dave’s book before the show. The sampler includes excerpts from Dave’s book and the complete first rescue. You might want to have the sampler while you listen to these interviews because it has a couple of maps that will help you see what’s happening. The sampler can be downloaded at www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

At 6 pm EST, Hugh Ballou will visit The Success Hour with Coach Camille. Visit her show at http://www.blogtalk radio.com/ Coach-Camille to listen as they discuss his background, his books and his work. The call in number for the show is (347) 326-9317. They would love to hear from you.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at
www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312

For full tour details, visit
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWERTransforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE. TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Follow Me on Twitter – www.twitter.com/litekepr

Fee Sampler Provides Maps for Radio Interview

On Monday, August 18th, Nikki Leigh is interviewing author Dave Richardson to talk about his book, Vietnam Air Rescues http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh at 3:00 EST. Call-in Number: (347) 215-8201. On Monday, August 25, she’ll interview Dave Richardson (the helicopter pilot) again and Kenny Fields (the last man he rescued). Both shows will be great and be there with them live.

Make sure to download a free sampler from Dave’s book before the show. The sampler includes excerpts from Dave’s book and the complete first rescue. You might want to have the sampler while you listen to these interviews because it has a couple of maps that will help you see what’s happening. The sampler can be downloaded at www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

On Tuesday, Dave stops by Words From Justin M. Kolenc Sailor turned writer.http://www.jmkwriteswell.com/ with an in-depth question and answer time on Dave’s life, his book and more. So much great information to share and the book is very good. If you would like to

Visit Dave’s website for all kinds of pictures and to get your own personal copy of this very personal story from Dave Richardson – www.vietnam-air-rescues.com

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

Donna Sundblad

Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours

www.theinkslinger.net

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