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The Queen’s Gamble – author interview- Barbara Kyle

[caption id="attachment_1904" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Quenn's Gamble Book Tour"][/caption] Join Barbara Kyle, author of the historical novel, The Queen’s Gamble (Kensington Books, August 30, 2011) as she virtually tours the blogosphere in September on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Barbara Kyle Barbara Kyle is the author of the Tudor-era “Thornleigh” series of novels, which have been published internationally: The Queen’s Captive, The Queen’s Lady, and The King’s Daughter, praised by Publishers Weekly as “a complex and fast-paced plot, mixing history with vibrant characters.” Her new novel, The Queen’s Gamble, will be released on 30 August 2011. Barbara previously won acclaim for her contemporary novels under pen name ‘Stephen Kyle’, including Beyond Recall (a Literary Guild Selection), After Shock and The Experiment. Over 400,000 copies of her books have been sold. Barbara has taught courses for writers at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies,

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Renters Win, Home Owners Lose: Revealing the Biggest Scam in America by Tom Graneau

[caption id="attachment_1172" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="click on the book cover to purchase"][/caption]Join Tom Graneau, author of the nonfiction personal finance book Renters Win, Home Owners Lose: Revealing the Biggest Scam in America (Authorhouse July ‘09), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in August and September 2010 on his first tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion! About Tom Graneau Tom Graneau was born in Dominica, a small island in the Caribbean with a population of roughly 70,000 people. When Tom was seventeen years old, he and his mother immigrated to the United States. After two years in the U.S., he became acutely aware of his need for an education and aggressively began finding a way to be in school. During his fourteen years of service in the Navy, he became increasingly concerned about his financial situation. Things became worse when he left the service. His house went into foreclosure. With added

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Live To Tell by Author Lisa Gardner – Book Excerpt

Join Lisa Gardner, author of the mystery novel, Live to Tell (Bantam July 2010), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in August on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Lisa Gardner Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels. Her Detective D. D. Warren novels include The Neighbor, Hide, and Alone. Her FBI Profiler novels include Say Goodbye, Gone, The Killing Hour, The Next Accident, and The Third Victim. She lives with her family in New England, where she is at work on her next D. D. Warren novel, Save Me, which Bantam will publish in 2011. You can find Lisa online at http://www.lisagardner.com About Live to Tell He knows everything about you—including the first place you’ll hide. On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have

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Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Things about Sally Koslow’s Books – With Friends Like These

Join Sally Koslow, author of the women’s fiction book, With Friends Like These (Ballantine Books August 2010), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in August on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About With Friends Like These When Quincy, Jules, Talia, and Chloe become New York City roommates in the early nineties, they become fast friends despite their drastically different personalities. Now, nearly twenty years later, their lives have diverged as much as they possibly can within one city: Quincy is mourning a miscarriage and lusting for the perfect Manhattan apartment; Jules, a woman with an outsize personality, is facing forty alone; Talia, married and the mother of a four-year-old, is her family’s reluctant breadwinner; and Chloe faces pressure from her hedge fund manager husband to be more ambitious. As these women grapple with the challenges of marriage, motherhood, careers, and real estate, they can’t help

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The Sitting Swing – Author Interview – Irene Watson

Paperback Writer is pleased to announce our guest author today. Join Irene Watson, author of the memoir, The Sitting Swing: Finding Wisdom to Know the Difference (Loving Healing Press, Aug. '08). Read on and find out how she came up with the idea for her book.    About the Book: Irene Watson's pretentious life could go no further until she faced her past. Her moving and inspiring memoir begins at the end, in a recovery center, where she has gone to understand a childhood fraught with abuse, guilt and uncertainty. Her powerful story is a testament that it’s never too late to change your life, never too late to heal. The Sitting Swing shows us how guilt, fear and ignorance are borne by our children. Two distinct parts of the book look at an abusive child rearing and the process of recovery that takes place years later. On many levels

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The Joy of Pregnancy – Author Interview – Tori Kropp

    Our guest author today at Paperback Writer is Tori Kropp. Tori is the author of the parenting and pregnancy book, The Joy of Pregnancy (Harvard Common Press, April '08), and is on a virtual book tours with Pump Up Your Book Promotion!   She is the author of The Joy of Pregnancy, The Complete, Candid and Reassuring Companion for Parents-To-Be. The book celebrates the wonder and delight of expecting a baby. Tori offers the sound advice of a medical professional and parent in the voice of a trusted friend. She is also the founder of two companies in San Francisco , PillowTalk®, Modern Childbirth Education, and Wild Wild Web, Inc. which created the website, Stork Site® in 1995. StorkSite.com was discontinued in 1999 by Women.com/iVillage and her newest venture, StorkSite.net continues with the uniqueness of a true Internet community. You can visit her website at www.torikropp.com.   About

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The Stand – Author Interview – Debbie Williamson

          Paperback Writer is pleased to introduce Debbie Williamson, author of The Self-Help Book, The Stand as she joins us on her virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.     About the Book: One courageous woman shatters the chains of abuse that bound her family for generations and dares to brave the crippling memories of sexual abuse; shatter the illusions of denial; reveal her family s bitter legacy of violence; reach for healing and wholeness, and take her place on a path to forgiveness and peace. Replacing shame with hope, fear with truth, and shadows with light, Debbie Williamson shares her arduous journey to wellness. She did not choose this journey. At nine years old, she was a victim of sexual abuse. The hidden trauma of childhood rape often maps a life filled with destructive patterns and shame. Such was almost the case

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Gulp! – Author Interview – Gabriella Goddard

As a highly successful international marketing director Gabriella Goddard enjoyed an 18 year career spanning the globe including working in Mexico, Brazil, Japan, UK, France and New Zealand for companies like A.C. Nielsen and MCI/Worldcom. She thought her life was on track until one day a big change was forced upon her. The dot.com bubble burst and the start-up broadband company she worked for went bankrupt. Overnight she was left without a job, an income and all the symbols of success that go with being a high flyer, including the expense account, swanky leather chair and big corner office. This twist of fate was shortly followed by the devastating experience of a breast cancer scare. It forced Gabriella to take stock of her priorities and re-evaluate what was truly important in her life. And that’s when she realized that the ladder she’d been so enthusiastically climbing had been leaning against

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