Hugh Ballou Virtual Book Tour – Interview and Review

Hugh Ballou is interviewed at http://www.dashhouse.com/ – visit Darryl Dash’s site to read his comments and the interview with Hugh Ballou.

Visit EvanCarmichael. Com to read Nikki Leigh’s review of Transforming Power by Hugh Ballou. It is posted on the Evan Carmichael entrepreneur website and forum and has been in the Top 10% of the most viewed pages on the site for weeks. Come see why it has generated so much interest. This is the direct link – http://www.evancarmichael.com/Book-Reviews/2820/Transforming-Power-by-Hugh-Ballou.html

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/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 POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming 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.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator
www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion
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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

Hugh Ballou Visits with Joyce Anthony This Week


Over the next three days, Hugh will visit with Joyce Anthony and her readers. Learn more about his book, read an excerpt and definitely take a look at the special offer at the bottom of this email. This is a limited time offer —- buy one book, get over $1500 in free gifts.

Monday August 11

Our visit with Joyce Anthony continues and she shares details about his book, Transforming Power – visit http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/ for book details.

Tuesday August 12

Drop by http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/ today to read Joyce’s interview with Hugh Ballou.

Wednesday August 13

Today is the last day we are visiting Joyce Anthony and she shares her review for Transforming Power by Hugh Ballou – http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/

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/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 POWER – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming 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.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

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

Tough Economic Times Require Strong Leadership

Hugh Ballou and I were discussing how questionable economic times bring out the best and worst in leaders. It’s the sort of situation that reveals the best leaders. Today, he shares his thoughts on the need for strong leaders in bad economic times on my blogs that feature current events that tie into the subject of books. Read more at – http://currenteventsinbooks.blogspot.com/

Sunday August 10

Today we begin a four day event with author, Joyce Anthony, on her blog. Each day, Sunday through Wednesday she will share different information about Hugh Ballou. Feel free to drop by to learn more and you are welcome to ask questions at any of the tour stops. Hugh would like to hear from you. Joyce’s blog address is – http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/. Today she focuses on details about Hugh Ballou.

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/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 POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming 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.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

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

Talk With Hugh Ballou Tonight on ASE Motivation Radio

Wednesday August 6

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/asemotivation 9 pm EST – Call-in Number: (718) 508-9600 Feel free to call into the show to ask questions.

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/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 POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming 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.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

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

Kathleen Gage Interviews Hugh Ballou About Transforming Power

Friday August 1

Carolyn Howard Johnson, author of The Frugal Promoter and the Frugal Editor, shares her review and her personal thoughts about Get Noticed – http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com

Dyan Garris is being interviewed on Inner Views with Kimmie and Steve – www.psychiconair.com – 1 PM EST – Call in number – (248) 424-1978

Street Smarts Marketer, Kathleen Gage, interviews Hugh Ballou on her blog. Read more about Hugh at www.themarketingmind.com

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/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 POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming 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.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

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

Upcoming Virtual Book Tours

This page will be updated each month with the current touring author information.

AUGUST 2008

Hugh Ballou – Transforming Power (July 28th – August 29th)

Tour Details and Schedule
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

Learn how a choir conductor’s experience can help you develop and hone your leadership skills, http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/what-can-conductor-teach-you-about.html


Dave Richardson – Vietnam Air Rescues

Tour Details and Schedule
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/07/vietnam-air-rescues-author-dave.html

Dyan Garris – Radio Tour to Promote Her Healing Journey Toolbox (Continues Through August 14th)

Tour Details and Schedule –
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/05/dyan-garris-radio-show-tour.html



September 2008


Winton Churchill – Email Marketing for Complex Sales Cycles: Proven Ways to Produce a Continuous Ways to Produce a Continuous Flow of Prospects and Profits with Effective Spam Free Email Systems
(September 15th – October 15th)

Tour Details and Schedule
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/winton-churchill-email-marketing-for.html

Additional Information About Winton Churchill
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/winton-churchill-in-more-detail.html

Susan Wingate – Bobby’s Diner (E-book Release)

Tour Details and Schedule
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/08/bobbys-diner-by-susan-wingate.html


October 2008


Shobhan Bantwal – The Forbidden Daughter

Lili Fournier – Quest for Success DVD Release

MaAnna Stephenson – The Sage Age: Blending Science with Intuitive Wisdom

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