Saturday’s book signing of Political Craps was pretty successful. Several former classmates from grade school & high school and a few literary colleagues stopped by, met some new readers who picked up copies of the book and several more were inspired to take my promo materials and promised to check out my works on Amazon.
The staff at Preston Royal Shopping Center Barnes and Noble were extremely helpful and extended invitation to return after 2016 political campaign picks up steam. My friends Helen & Michael Brooks were instrumental in creating an impressive table impression. It certainly set the trend for future Barnes and Noble events planned in Austin, TX for August and Fort Worth, TX for September.
I am very proud of the support that friends, colleagues as well as Barnes and Noble have given me and Political Craps. Now that the book has received national shelf placement at BN it is my hope that it will receive greater acclaim and provide invaluable information to the voters for 2016. Plans are in the works for a 2nd edition with added material on international relations and strategic defense topics that are becoming increasingly more relevant for the 2016 election cycle.
In the past 10 days remarkable developments have occurred that hold great promise for 2015. Approximately 10 days ago Barnes and Noble accepted to have my 3rd book, Political Craps, placed on the shelves of their retail book store outlets. The following day I was deeply honored to be a guest on Singapore’s #1 radio talk show, “Carry On Harry,” to discuss the key elements, inspiration behind and intended purposes of Political Craps. Thanks to that interview, the host Harry Johal has created a landing page for followers to visit (http://www.carryonharry.com/political-craps.php).
Last Monday my good friend and neighbor, Robby Kaler, informed me that his English teacher had quoted my 1st book, Adversity Builds Character 1st Edition, in his class. After contacting the instructor he explained that it was his intention to use the book as a primary example of inspirational and persuasive writing. Plans are underway for a possible guest speaking engagement at the Winfree Academy North Richland Hills, TX campus (http://www.winfreeacademy.com/nrh-campus-news/).
Then on Wednesday of last week Page Publishing’s (http://www.pagepublishing.com/) Review Board approved Adversity Builds Character 2nd Edition print versions to be published. As a standard non-vanity press publishing house, Page Publishing’s agreement to offer a publishing contract solidify’s my credibility as a viable and notable author.
Finally, progress is underway for several possible book signing events in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area at several Barnes and Noble outlets. Combined with my recent initiations of memberships in the DFW Foreign Affairs Council and the American University’s Master’s Program for International Relations, the extensive groundwork is being laid for a position as a truly accepted and competent political commentator. These developments only further enhance my previous achievements as a guest political commentator on the weekly radio pod cast The Lean Freak Show (leanfreakshow.com/) and the possible inclusion as a showcased author at the 2015 Texas Tribune Book Festival (https://www.texasbookfestival.org/).