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The fun filled weekend for end of school year campers ends in terror when they learn of mysterious deaths in the next camp area.


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The Hand at the Tucson Festival of Books

Got confirmation that “The Hand” will be at the upcoming Tucson Festival of Books

When:  March 14-15, 2015

Where:  University of Arizona Campus | University of Arizona Mall | Tucson, AZ 85721

Event Overview

Thank you for joining us at the Tucson Festival of Books held on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Ariz. A literary oasis for book lovers and authors alike, the Tucson Festival of Books welcomes authors representing a wide variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, children’s fiction, cooking, and poetry. With more than 100,000 potential readers in attendance, this is an excellent opportunity to exhibit and promote your book during your one-hour book signing.

Event website: http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

Please note the Author Solutions Book Gallery will be located at Booth #178. The Author Solutions booth is located just north of the food court.

Please note The Hand will be displayed with Author Solutions, LLC


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National Press Release has been sent

Great news, check out the gold seal of excellence added to the book cover (based of the positive feedback by the US Book Review).  The Press Release has already been sent to newspapers, radio stations, magazines and television stations.  The Press Release has been distributed over the newswire to over 30,000 opt-in journalists and bloggers.

Please click on the link below to view your recently distributed press release.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/JLSimmons/TheHand/prweb12215069.htm

Ask for the book in your local library (public or school).

http://www.vislegacy.com/excerpt.html


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A fun read to ages 13+

I read the book to a group of teens, at a youth ministry event for a local church. The teens had a church sponsored sleepover at a local hotel. The hotel allowed me to read the book in the center section of the Hotel – others in the hotel, stood and sat along the banisters  to listen to the book. Afterwards, they asked where to buy the book.

The Teens enjoyed the story. The big question was “where is the Hand is now?” All I can say is “You need to contact the Camp Ground with this question.” They are already asking about a sequel.

A suggestion:

Reading the story to a group of 13 and over, is a good way to share the story i.e. teen events, camping, youth ministry, book clubs, etc.


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Gooodreads Book Club (Authors program)

I have been accepted into the Gooodreads Book Club (Authors program).  Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. They have 30+ million members; their mission is to help people find and share books they love.

A Few Things You Can Do On Goodreads

  • See which books your friends are reading.
  • Track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to read.
  • Check out your personalized book recommendations. Our recommendation engine analyzes 20 billion data points to give suggestions tailored to your literary tastes.
  • Find out if a book is a good fit for you from our community’s reviews.

The www.vislegacy.com website have been update with active links to www.goodreads.com.

Please add your book review via the authors’ website www.vislegacy.com or https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23005090-the-hand


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Good reviews and increased availability

“The Hand” is getting good reviews. It is now available on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Abebooks, Book Depository, Kobo, Indigo, Alibris, Google Play, IndieBound and Trafford Publishing .

To compare Prices try the following link: www.goodreads.com/work/compare_prices/42572041?book=23005090

Always, to learn more about the author visit www.vislegacy.com

Please provide your feedback, i am in the process of deciding if a squeal will be written.