Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The US Review of Books has just awarded Good Knights for California Football and Rebecca's Revenge with the Gold Seal of Literary Excellence Award. Michael Radon wrote a review of Good Knights for California Football and used a quote from the book: "Whenever the team wins, everyone wins and when the team loses, we do so as a team but we play giving 100% until the game is over."  He went on to say that the readers who are not into sports need not worry, this title focuses more on the off-field drama and personal lives of the players, parents, and coaches more than it does the on-field performance of the Knights team. Great for fans of the sport, parents, children, and readers who enjoy pre-adolescent drama fiction, this title is a fast, fun, and satisfying read.
Dylan Ward wrote in his review of Rebecca's Revenge that this is a creepy little adventure, combined with horror and humor that's perfect for the upcoming Halloween season. The themes of good and evil, revenge, family, and faith are all handled in a sophisticated way. It's a novel that can be enjoyed by teens and adults alike, making for a good old fashioned campfire story.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Author Solutions/Trafford Publishing Marketing Campaign Launched for Children's Books

I am happy to announce the children's books I have co-authored are involed in a major marketing campaign this summer that will occur throughout the fall and into the Christmas season. Google will have an ad for all three books: Catcoon by L.H. Bowers, Good Knights for California Football by Isaac Bowers and Rebecca's Revenge by S.D. Cargle. Ads will be placed in many of the major book buyer's catalogs and there will be a book signing by Isaac Bowers and me in San Diego for the AARP  Expo. on September 4, 2014 from 3-4:00 pm at the Convention Center. A video interview will be conducted at my home in Chugiak, Alaska and will be used for infomercials to be aired on television. I am very excited and hope you will be able to catch one or more or maybe all of the publicity projects. This is encouraging to me to help get these young authors started and to also promote my own writing career. Thanks for letting me toot my own horn!