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West Oversea: A Norse Saga of Mystery, Adventur and Faith – by author Lars Walker

[caption id="attachment_1286" align="alignleft" width="202" caption="click on the book cover to purchase"][/caption] Join Lars Walker, author of the Christian Norse adventure novel, West Oversea: A Norse Saga of Mystery, Adventure and Faith (Nordskog Publishing, Inc.), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in October on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. About Lars Walker Lars (pronounced Larce) Walker is a native of Kenyon, Minnesota, and lives in Minneapolis. He has worked as a crabmeat packer in Alaska, a radio announcer, a church secretary and an administrative assistant, and is presently librarian and bookstore manager for the schools of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations in Plymouth, Minnesota. He is the author of four previously published novels, and is the editor of the journal of the Georg Sverdrup Society. Walker says, “I never believed that God gave me whatever gifts I have in order to entertain fellow Christians. I

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What’s Wrong With Mormons – Author Interview – B. Jay Gladwell

  Paperback Writer invites you to join B. Jay Gladwell, author of the non-fiction/religious book, What's Wrong With Mormons? (Cold Tree Press, June '08), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in August on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.  Jay is her to shine some light on the misinformation that people understand about the Mormon faith. Grab your cup of coffee and enjoy the interview.       About the Book: What’s Wrong Wrong With Mormons? was written as a result of the falsehoods and misinformation that continues to be perpetuated by those who are less than honest. The author, B. Jay Gladwell, invites the reader to come and reason together. Using a conversational style, he discusses the basic doctrines of the restored Gospel, based on the teachings found in the Holy Bible and latter-day scriptures.         Hi, Jay. Welcome to Paperback

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Life After College – Author Interview – ChaChanna Simpson

As a student you have been told what to do your entire life, first by your parents then your teachers, but what happens after the ink on the college diploma is dry? Our guest non-fiction author today, is ChaChanna Simpson and she is here to shed some light on life after college with her latest book, Life After College: What Your Parents and Professors Never Taught You.     About the Book: Don't know what your next step is now that college is over? You’ve been in college for four years and finally it’s time for you to go out on your own into the real world. Now that you've graduated from college or are about to graduate, you are no doubt wondering: "I've graduated from college, now what do I do?" "How do I adjust to moving back home with my family?" "Why is it taking so long for

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Copper Fire – Author Interview – Suzanne Woods Fisher

Paperback Writer is enjoying a visit from Suzanne Woods Fisher author of the historical fiction novel Copper Fire. Suzanne is sharing with us how she came up with the idea for her book and how she develops her characters. ABOUT THE BOOK: On a summer day in 1945, Louisa Gordon receives a telegram from the International Red Cross Tracing Service. Her young cousin, Elisabeth, has just been released from Dachau a concentration camp, and Louisa is her only remaining relative. Determined to go to war-torn Germany to retrieve her cousin, Louisa is also on a mission to discover the whereabouts of Friedrich Mueller, a Nazi sympathizer who fled Copper Springs, Arizona. What Louisa never expected was to meet the man she had once loved and now hated. Hi Suzanne, Welcome to Paperback Writer Thanks for hosting me today! Will you share with us how you came up with the idea

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Read Well Think Well – Author Interview – Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D.

Paperback Writer is pleased to introduce author of the parenting and educational book Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., Dr. Hal is a premiere teacher trainer in New York City, specializing in middle-grade and young-adult literacy. He is the winner of the 1997 Frank W. Dilley Award, Walden University's annual prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation. About the Book: Millions of children struggle with reading-and even more struggle to understand exactly what they're reading. Read Well, Think Well will help you to teach your children to build the essential reading and comprehension skills they need to succeed in today's demanding school system. Teacher trainer and literacy specialist Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., provides the necessary knowledge, strategies, and exercises that will turn your kids into first-rate readers and thinkers. Learn how to: Choose the best, age-appropriate reading material Boost your child's memory and retention skills through verbal and visual exercises Utilize technology aids to

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I’m Watching You – Author Interview – Mary Burton

  Romantic suspense novelist, Mary Burton stops at Paperback Writer today to share with us how she came up with the idea for her latest book, I’m Watching You.  Mary is on a virtual book with Pump Up Your Book Promotion throughout the month of August. As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author  with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comment on our authors blog stops.   About the Book: A killer is on the loose. Lindsay O’Neil discovers the first victim in the yard at Sanctuary, the shelter for battered women that she runs in Richmond, Virginia. If that’s not bad enough, the detective who arrives on the scene is recovering alcoholic Zack Kier, her ex-husband. That brings his partner and her long-time friend,

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Authors and Their Books – Leave A Comment- Be A Winner

   Authors and Their Books – Leave A Comment – Be A Winner in August   If you stopped at Paperback Writer today I hope it’s because of your interest in books and the authors who write them. This week we have an exciting array of authors and I hope you’ll bookmark this site and return for all the following author interviews. Leave your comments at the end of each author’s interview and you might find yourself a lucky winner of a $50 Amazon gift certificate at the end of the month.     On Monday we feature David Grant, author of the literary fiction novel, Bleach 1 Blackout. Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Bleach 1 Blackout is two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and

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The 99th Monkey – Author Interview – Eliezer Sobel

  Eliezer Sobel joins us today at Paperback Writer. Eliezer is the author of the memoir, The 99th Monkey; A Spiritual Journalist’s Misadventures with Gurus, Messiahs, Sex, Psychedelics, and Other Consciousness-Raising Adventures. Eliezer is also the author of Minyan: Ten Jewish Men in a World that is Heartbroken, which was the winner of the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel. His story story Mordecai’s Book, won the New Millennium’s First Prize for Fiction and his articles and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and other publications.  He’s visiting with Paperback Writer as part of his virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion and he will share with us his journey on the road to writing this book and to publication. Grab a cup of coffee and stay for the interview. Leave your comments at the end of this post and you might find yourself a lucky winner of

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Beyond Me – Author Interview – Kathi Macias

  Beyond Me – Author Interview – Kathi Macias     Kathi Macias joins us today at Paperback Writer. Kathi is the author of the non-fiction religious book, Beyond Me: Living a You-First in a Me-First World. A popular speaker and prolific author, Kathi is also an Angel-award winning writer who has published twenty-one books and hundreds of articles. She’s visiting with Paperback Writer as part of her virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion and she will share with us her journey on the road to writing this book and to publication. Grab a cup of coffee and stay for the interview. Leave your comments at the end of this post and you might find yourself a lucky winner of a $50 Amazon gift certificate at the end of the month. (see details at end of the post)   ABOUT THE BOOK:   Living with other in

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