Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Life and Times of Richard Musto Book Tour Review and Giveaway

Publisher: Roll Your Own Press  (April 8, 2014)
Category: Biography, Photography, Literary
Tour Date: May/June, 2014
Available in: Print,  210 Pages
Biography of an eighty-nine-year-old man living on the streets of New York City offers a journalistic investigation into the art of survival in America today.

Joe Lamport met Richard Musto completely by accident. The old man had built a campsite on the street corner down the block from where Joe lives in New York City.

Joe had never seen anyone quite like him, a man of that age living on the streets in a cardboard shack of his own construction. He seemed to be about the age of Joe’s own father, so Joe and his photographer friend

Michel Delsol stopped and spoke with him to hear his story.

Two years and countless conversations later, The Life and Times of Richard Musto: The True Life Story of a Survival Artist is the result. This biography of an anonymous man – Lamport explains that Richard literally calls himself “Anmomas” – tells in blank verse and photographs the true life story of a now nearly ninety-year old man who makes his home on the streets of New York City.

Richard is currently In a rooming house in Atlantic City where his rent is paid up through March 1st. If nothing else, we hope sales from the book will be sufficient to cover the cost of his rent for the following month.

A free download of the first two chapters of The Life and Times of Richard Musto is available at www.lifeofmusto.com

 Joe Lamport is a translator and poet who lives in New York City. His translations of classic Chinese poetry have been published extensively online by The Epoch Times and Brooklyn Rail. He is also the co-founder of the website and newsletter Tang Spirit Network. He has published a chap book of his own poems online and maintains a blog for other work. He isalso the author of a novel called Dinkelmann’s Rules.

Cassandra's Review-  A spectacular man and his journey await you in the pages of this unforgettable tear jerking, heart opening book. I was filled with all kinds of emotion and in the end wanted to hug  one of our lost brothers that time and the world hide away. You will be inspired and should share this book with others. 
Michel Delsol’s photography has been shown in solo exhibits at galleries such as the Japanese Information and Cultural Center, of the Japanese Embassy in Washington, DC, Kinokuniya in New York and La Gaia Scienza in Venice, Italy as well in many group exhibits in New York. His work has been selected for ’Le Journal de la Photographie’ and F-Stop magazine. His portrait work has been commissioned by leading magazines, book and music publishers and major advertisement agencies. His work has received awards and nominations from the Society of Publication designers, the International B + W Spider awards, PX3 and One Life International photography. Several additional collections of his photographs are available on his website: http://lifeofmusto.com/.
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Inspire to Read May 14 Interview
Every Free Chance May 19 Review & Giveaway
Rebecca’s Writing ServcesMay 23 Guest Post
Rebecca’s Writing Servces May 30 Review
The New In Books May 28 Review & Guest Post
Deal Sharing Aunt May 29 Review & Guest Post
Minnesota Girl in the World June 4 Review
Open Book Society June 6 Review
Room With Books June 10 Review & Interview
I’d Rather Be At The Beach June 12 Review & Giveaway
Books and Bindings June 16 Review, Guest Post & Giveaway

Splash Into Summer Giveaway

Welcome to the Splash Into Summer Giveaway!

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May it be bathtime or pool time, kids seem to find a way to get bored.  Krista over at Savory Savings recently heard a chorus of "I'm Bored" cries from her bathroom and easily quieted that with a pack of Winning Moves SplashCards!  These fun cards float in water, stick to walls and create tons of fun!  Use them in the bath or the pool to add fun and education to any situation!
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Prom Impossible Blast Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Prom Impossible Prom Impossible Summary 1 girl + 1 prom + 3 guys = Prom Impossible Cassidy decides her senior year, including prom, will be about Michael, the boy destined to be her soul mate. One problem. He hasn’t figured that out yet. But certain events meant as innocent pranks—that weren’t completely her fault—introduce her to Zeke, the reformed bad boy. And cutting deals in the boys’ bathroom with Jasper, the hottest guy in school, lands her in a complicated web of half-truths. At the end of the year, she’s dateless the day before the big night but risks a lot more than her pride if she can’t fix her mistakes. Prom Impossible is a modern-day Shakespearean romantic comedy in the world of teens, true love, and life.       Prom Impossible Excerpt Jules crouched next to me in the scratchy bushes outside of Michael’s house. Lately, she’d been extra nice. Total guilt complex. I wasn’t complaining. Only two people knew about my love for Michael: Jules and my brother, Carter. He guessed it from my swoony expressions over certain heart doodles in my room. Talk about nosy. And Jules knew from the very start because for years we’d been more than just cousins. We were best friends even though she was slightly more popular. Okay, a lot more. She nudged me. “Spying on the biggest dork in school? That’s the big emergency?” “Hey, he’s got potential. And I’m not spying. I’m observing the behavioral patterns of my future boyfriend.” She giggled. “Well, he might be kinda cute behind all the dorkiness. I’ll give you that. And I’ve never had a chance to get to know him. Maybe he’s cool.” I’d known Michael since he peed his pants the first day of kindergarten from pure nerves and the fear of asking how to find the bathroom. We’d been on and off friends and engaged in frequent conversations about Smaug, Aragorn as an alpha male, and Gollum’s greatest moments. We were destined to fall for each other with a passionate forever-kind-of-love. Someday, he’d take me in his arms and sweep me off my feet with the most romantic, passionate kiss in history. “This is crazy,” Jules whispered. Then in an act of complete betrayal, she grabbed some pebbles and pelted the downstairs window. “What are you doing?” I jerked her arm away but it was too late. “Helping you. I assumed that’s why you called me. You said it was an emergency. You said you couldn’t do it alone.” She stood and brushed the dirt off her shorts. Before I could complain she hugged me. “You can do it, Cass. Good luck!” A window slammed open. “Who’s there? I’ve got my death ray gun that can sizzle your brain in three seconds and I’m not afraid to use it.” “Oh. My. God.” She stifled a laugh. “He’s all yours.” And with that Jules shoved me into open view.   laura paulingAuthor Laura Pauling Laura Pauling is the author of the exciting young adult Circle of Spies Series and the time travel mystery, Heist. She writes to entertain and experience a great story…and be able to work in her pajamas and slippers. Prom Impossible is her newest YA romantic comedy, published as of May of 2014. To keep up on her new releases sign up for her newsletter so you don’t miss out!  
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