simmonsthehand

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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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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The US Review of books for The Hand

http://www.theusreview.com/reviews/Hand-Simmons.html#.VBRGf_ldWSo

The review was good, thereby qualifying me for the Gold Seal of Literary Excellence.

Some of the benefits that come with this recognition includes:

  • Premium Review Service from the US Review of Books (plus submission to the Eric Hoffer Awards)
  • The opportunity to have Trafford’s Gold Seal of Literary Excellence stamped on your cover once you get a positive review. You can also use the Gold Seal on other marketing platforms like your book’s website
  • Booksellers Return Program for 2 years
  • A Single Slot Ad in Ingram’s Advance Print Catalog

• Publicity Plan – NetSpeak Edition


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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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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.


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Short Story – The Hand

The Hand, is a short story about an unresolved incident that occurred at a state park. The intent is to encourage young children to listen to their parents, because if not, bad things could and often do happen. The story challenges teenagers to take necessary precautions when camping. It teaches adults that unforeseen consequences can be deadly, as learned by two naïve men who found a very old curse and wielded it like a toy. Before knowing what happened, they had lost their souls.