Monday, May 23, 2022

Blog Tour: Thomas Jefferson Family Secrets by William G. Hyland, Jr. #giveaway #blogtour #nonfiction #history #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @Williamhyland12

 


Nonfiction / Biography / History

Date Published: 2-1-22

Publisher: Palmetto Publishing / Blackstone Publishing



A fascinating biography of Thomas Jefferson that presents an entirely new and provocative look at the final years of his life, as seen through the eyes of his most trusted family confidants. A powerful profile based on fresh research and unpublished memoirs.




Interview

What was your main drive to write this book?

My main drive and focus was to present an historically accurate portrait of Thomas Jefferson and his immediate family.

 

What do you hope readers will learn by reading this book?

I hope readers will have a different portrait of Thomas Jefferson, the intimate family man with his surrounding and loving family in his twilight years.

 

Did you do much research when planning this book?

I did extensive research on Thomas Jefferson, his family papers and letters including to his two adult grandchildren, Thomas Jefferson Randolph and Ellen Coolidge, who take care of him through his turbulent last years.

 

Did you have any main people who helped you in the process of this book or influenced you to write it?

Yes, I was influenced and sought the mentorship and expertise of a Jefferson scholar, Dr. Ken Wallenborn who was a guide at Monticello and served on the committee to investigate the DNA report of Thomas Jefferson and his alleged slave in 1998.

How long did this book take you to write from initial thought to hitting publish?

It took approximately 2 years from start to finish, for the research and writing and completion of the book

Do you have plans to write more about this topic or new topics?

I think this may be my last Jefferson book since I have written four on the Jefferson family, but may have an idea for one more.



About the Author

A Virginia native, William G. Hyland Jr. is the author of four widely praised historical biographies, including “In Defense Of Thomas Jefferson” (St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne Books), which was nominated for the Virginia Literary Award. He is a seasoned litigation attorney with a national law firm and nearly thirty years of high profile trial experience. He is also a former Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law. His professional lectures have included speeches at the National Archives and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Hyland is a member of the Virginia and New York Historical Societies and serves on the Board of Directors of the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society. Mr. Hyland holds a B.A. from the University of Alabama and a J.D. from Samford University. Before law school, Mr. Hyland held a Top Security clearance and worked for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.


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PROMO Blitz: Smartphones Don't Give Hugs by H. David Burstein #promo #nonfiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

 

A Guide Out of Loneliness

 

Nonfiction

Date Published: 04-22-2022

 

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Do you have a thousand Facebook friends and yet you feel alone?

In a world saturated by instant gratification, we have forgotten how to foster lasting human connections. Although technology allows us to keep in touch with people who live on the other side of the world, loneliness is at an all-time high. Why is that? Well, for one thing, smartphones do not give hugs.

Dr. H. David Burstein takes an in-depth look at loneliness, its modern causes, and how it may be alleviated. He has found that loneliness is inextricably woven into the fabric of our human condition. Our need for connection highlights the biological fact that we are, first and foremost, social creatures. Feelings of loneliness act as a light on an emotional fuel gauge, alerting us to our need for accessing personal or social energy.

This thorough investigation into our yearning for social connection offers many solutions that will empower us to show up more powerfully in order to fulfill this basic human need. And these solutions begin with an introspective excavation of ourselves, our emotions, and our search for purpose and meaning.

Compelling, insightful, and thought-provoking, this is a go-to guide for a more fulfilled life.


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The Deprivation Trilogy, #0

 

Contemporary romance, Sports Romance, Medical Romance

Date Published: March 2022

 

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Ava

He calls me Elsa.

Ironic given he’s the one who can deliver a frosty reception.

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this ice queen is melting for him a little more each day.

I pray he’s not like the rest, giving me the cold shoulder once the challenge is met.

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When you’re benched from your professional baseball career, you learn how cold the world is.

I’d lost my dream job and my girl. Never again.

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 About the Author

LM Fox is a married mother of three living in Virginia. She works as an emergency room physician assistant while writing contemporary romance about everyday heroes in medicine, EMS, firefighting, and law enforcement. She loves crafting angsty romance with alpha heroes who fall hard for strong women, while dealing with real world issues the reader can relate to.

 

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PROMO Blitz: Tales from the Trail by Sherry Blackman #promo #nonfiction #selfhelp #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @MKWebsiteandSEO

 

 

Stories from the Oldest Hiker Hostel on the Appalachian Trail

 

Nonfiction / Self-Help / Spirituality

Date Published: February 14, 2022

Publisher: MindStir Media


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During the 2020 pandemic, one thing held true: Scores of people headed out for a day hike on the Appalachian Trail (AT) as if being in the woods, immersed in beauty and mystery, immunized them against an invisible enemy. The AT became a hospital for souls locked up in quarantine, needing to breathe, stretch, and be nourished by the earth beneath their feet.

For decades, the AT has been a sanctuary for seekers, the tired and the lost; those hungry for renewal, the broken and the grieving; and those who want to face and answer questions they have lugged around with them in invisible backpacks. Questions like, what is next for me? Is there a God? Should I live or end it all? How can I liberate my life from what weighs it down? How can I forgive God?

This book pays tribute to those who dare such a grueling and soul-satisfying adventure. It tells the tales of those on a pilgrimage through insightful conversations and encounters, exploring and revealing what angels the hikers wrestle with in the wilderness who call out to name them again. This collection unveils the spirituality of any such journey in sometimes humorous, sometimes heart-wrenching portraits.

Tales from the Trail explores what it means to be human.

 


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Sunday, May 22, 2022

PROMO Blitz: Dream Up Now by Rayne Lacko #promo #nonfiction #teen #journal #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @MKWebsiteandSEO

 

 

The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery


Teen / Nonfiction / Journal

Date Published: September 21, 2020

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing


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This guided journal for creative self-expression allows teens to explore emotions, create art, and envision life’s possibilities.

 

Dream Up Now™ offers a safe space for creative self-expression of all emotions, both positive and negative. Every emotion is valid in this journal, and teens are encouraged to move from dark (negative) to light (positive) emotions. For example:

From tired to fired up

From confused to confident

From jealous to appreciative

From loss to peace


To help teens understand, manage, and channel their emotions into passion for the life they want to live, this guided journal with a convenient lay-flat design includes 36 activities for creative self-expression. Crafted by community leaders across North America, these activities encourage teens to create, draw, listen to music, and put pen to paper as they process emotions, discover more about themselves, and pursue what they want out of life.

Using simple journal prompts and art project ideas, with plenty of room for writing and reflection, Dream Up Now is a powerful tool for navigating emotions and creative self-expression. A digital leadership guide includes information to help teens advocate for school music programs, find their passion, and start a club in their school.


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Rayne Lacko is a young adult author and an advocate for the arts as a form of social and emotional well-being. A teen-writing mentor, she cohosts a youth creative workshop, an annual writing camp, and a teen arts showcase. Through her work, she inspires young people and their families to use creativity to stimulate positive change in their lives and communities. Rayne lives near Seattle, Washington.         

Lesley Holmes contributes her expertise to several educational and arts nonprofits benefitting children, teens, and older adults in and around Los Angeles. Her work promotes alternative therapies, music education, literacy, and food as a pathway to healing. Lesley lives in Los Angeles, CA.


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Saturday, May 21, 2022

PROMO Blitz: Find Your Flavor by Lauren Doyle, MS #promo #nonfiction #career #rabtbooktours @MKWebsiteandSEO @RABTBookTours

 


 

A Recipe for Discovering Your Ideal Career

 

Nonfiction / Career

Date Published: March 30, 2022

Publisher: Getting Results Inc


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What do you want to be when you grow up?

That may have been fun or easy to answer years ago, but for teens and young adults, it's a question that can be disconcerting at best... and sometimes downright frightening now that the question has become real.

 

Career choice is a huge decision with layers of consequence.


In Find Your Flavor, Lauren Doyle walks readers through the step-by-step process she uses with the young adult clients she works with which include:

Integrating your interests, strengths, and lifestyle desires to create the recipe for the ultimate career success.

The importance of playing, experimenting, and sampling with potential ingredients to be included in your career recipe.

How to distinguish between enduring intrigue v.s. hobby-like interests.

Better understanding and mastering your own mind for more successful life outcomes.

Guidance on how to get your foot in the door (or on the ladder).

Learn to use existing social networks to help you land a position in your chosen field.


She offers specific exercises that help readers put these critical, but often 'invisible' concepts to work to uncover the perfect recipe for choosing the ideal career. Whether you are a teen considering a college major or a young adult about to launch into a professional role, you'll definitely want to read this book and 'find your flavor' that will put you on the path to success and life-long fulfillment.



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A broken family's fight against a brutal justice system

 

Historical Fiction, Australian History, Literary Fiction

Date Published: April 2022

Publisher: Tablo Publishing


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In 1786 Elizabeth Fitzgerald, a 26 year old woman, became involved in England's brutal justice system and found herself exiled from her homeland to Botany Bay in the antipodes where she had to endure brutality, near starvation, love and a shipwreck off Norfolk Island with her friend Jane Fitzgerald. She bore twin girls to a marine William Mitchell while on the island and began her own family in this strange new land, as she never expected to ever see her family members, or friends, ever again.

On her return to Sydney she began a new life with another soldier, Thomas Wright, with whom she had another child but was imprisoned again for selling her children's rations to purchase rum where she met a strange cockney woman named Margaret, who was in charge of the prison and who changed her life.

William Mitchell, who returned to England carried out an investigation into who Margaret really was as she had now died, and in doing so came up against Irish rebels who threatened his life but finally gave him a sealed letter as to her true identity, that could not be opened by anyone other than one of the two Fitzgerald women.



About the Author

Brian F. Smith has always had an interest in writing that became further enhanced with his early career moves which included his service with the Australian Army before joining the Victoria Police Force. He later went on to become the Chief Security Officer at the Loloho Port Site on Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. On his return to Australia, he founded the 'Jordan River Journal,' a Hobart, Tasmania suburban newspaper before going to the island's west coast where he founded the ' The Western Herald' another local weekly newspaper. Since his retirement, he has written four books: 'Off The Record", "Convict Connections', 'Witness to a Miracle' and 'Her Jailer's Secrets'. In 2020 he obtained a Diploma in Family History from the University of Tasmania.


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