What a wonderful testimonial we received from N.Y. Times Bestselling author, Steve Alten. Had to share. Thank you Steve!
TO: Ascot Media Group
FROM: Steve Alten, NY Times best-selling author of The MEG — the book that became a block-buster movie in 2018 starring Jason Statham.
Ascot’s untiring efforts to get publicity for the book provided great national coverage here in the USA and overseas.
Ascot is way beyond a public relations firm…. They’re a relentless team that not only accompanied me on my journey—but made absolutely sure I crossed the finish line!
I have worked with the Ascot team on and off for at least 12 years now, using them to promote several of my books (see www.stevealten.com). I’ve tried other PR firms with big promises between times, but always returned to Ascot—realizing that they are, without a doubt, the best PR firm out there. Hands down, they are the real-deal!
Don’t hesitate using them. They have a great reputation worldwide with authors, publishers and the media.
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NY Times Bestselling Author William R. Forstchen Releases 48 Hours – How Would You Prepare For A Major Solar Storm?
New York, NY, January 14, 2019 ― As the New York Times bestselling author of the One Second After Series, in William R. Forstchen’s newest book, 48 Hours, the countdown is on. In less than 48 hours, the Earth will be struck by two, back-to-back, catastrophic solar storms. The second is a Coronal Proton Ejection (CPE) that threatens to kill all life on earth. These explosions will also severely damage the world’s electrical/electronic infrastructure. In a preemptive move to avoid permanent damage, global communications are shut down; hospital emergency generators are disconnected; the entire internet, media broadcasting, and cell phone systems are turned off.
A plan is implemented to ensure the survival of at least some people. But if the solar storm, a CPE, does hit, the question is: who will be granted access to government- controlled shelters and who will be left behind to face almost certain death? Each citizen will be asking ‘why is someone else being let into a deep shelter but not my family and me?’ The clock is ticking down with only 48 hours left to make those decisions and to prevent all social order from collapsing into anarchy.
Author William R. Forstchen paints a chillingly realistic picture of the frantic final days before a cataclysmic event in his realistic thriller, 48 Hours.
Forstchen holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. He is currently a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina.
Five Simple Steps To Finding Our Potential Within So We May Live A Happier, More Purposeful Life
Discovery Bay, CA. Gallup-certified strengths coach Stephanie Moore brings her proven method for finding, and living, a path of true joy and fulfillment in The Gifted Journey: Five Transformative Steps to Uncovering Your Unique Path.
Moore stays focused on all things positive, as she introduces her actionable five-step process designed to help readers Discover, Discern, Dream, Design and Do what they were always meant to do based upon their natural strengths—their gifts.
Each of the five steps contains exploratory exercises that walk readers through personal reflection and the gathering of objective perspectives from trusted colleagues and friends. The result is a blend of self assessments and external input that makes The Gifted Journey uniquely adaptable to the needs of each individual.
Along the way, Moore shares professional and personal anecdotes to help drive home her impactful message that through embracing our authentic skill sets, we can move toward more promising futures with renewed passion and enthusiasm.
The Gifted Journey is for anyone questioning their direction in life, including those about to apply for colleges, those just starting out in their careers, downsizing statistics, or those who are simply unhappy with their current path and need some course correction. Each of these situations can be a powerful catalyst to seeking change, and the five steps in The Gifted Journey can help readers uncover their gifts and put them to work.
Stephanie Moore is a Gallup-certified strengths coach with more than two decades of experi-ence in leadership development, career consulting and executive coaching. As a strengths-based practitioner, she has used her unique blend of expertise, passion and spirituality to help thousands of people discover more fulfilling and rewarding career paths. She has de-signed and currently delivers the highly successful and comprehensive development courses, Strengths-Based Development and Strengths-Based Teams, to organizations, universities and associations across the globe.
She launched The Moore Group, Inc., in 2000 and cofounded the nonprofit Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community in 2008. She is a native of Northern California and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. She is also a graduate of the School for Pastoral Ministry through the Diocese of Oakland. She is currently developing a series of retreats and workshops that follow The Gifted Journey pro-cess.
The Gifted Journey: Five Transformative Steps to Uncovering Your Unique Path
Inspired Forever Book Publishing
Released: September 15, 2018
Available from Amazon.com and other e-book retailers
Spirited Holiday Tale Reveals Why Santa Is Never Seen
Marble Falls, TX. Soon, bells will be ringing and children will be singing, and they’ll be plotting their plans for staying up late and catching Santa Claus as he eats the cookies off the plate. But as long as their eyes are open, no Santa will they see. How can this possibly be? Kids would like to know before the snow!
In Christmas Holiday Cheer Tattletale Titter Tizzy Tale, author Stephen Cherokee Drury pens an amusing story that reveals the surprising answer to one of the world’s best kept secrets: How has Santa managed to go undetected by prying eyes for centuries? Is Santa’s secret truly that “he knows when you are sleeping, and he knows when you’re awake?” Could the elves be behind Santa’s ability to remain hidden from anxious, curious eyes, or could it be his magic deer – Holiday Cheer?
Drury uses sing-song rhymes coupled with clever alliteration to weave fast-paced passages that readers of all ages will enjoy. It’s the perfect tale to tell around a warm holiday fire with the family all around. It is especially fun to read to the kiddos just before dreamland.
Author Stephen Cherokee Drury is a humorist, philosopher, business owner and rancher who grew up within the ranching community in Texas. He spent many of his earlier days on trucks, tractors and combines, and he has owned ranch-related businesses since 1989. Stephen has completed undergraduate, graduate and post graduate degree success through his studies of behavioral science and philosophy. He has been a writer all his life, keeping his compositions tucked away in notebooks until recently, when he published Christmas Gift, a collection of his original verses dating back 30 plus years that also features his photography. He resides in the Hill Country of Texas.
Christmas Holiday Cheer Tattletale Titter Tizzy Tale
Publisher: Stephen Cherokee Drury
Released: September 2018
Available from numerous online retailers, include Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
Bigger Than Business: Inspiring Stories That Prove We Can Live God’s Purpose Through Work—And Succeed!
Fort Worth, TX, In a society where workforces—especially executives—are encouraged to keep their professional lives and spiritual lives separate, Jeff Holler’s Bigger Than Business: Real-World Stories of Business Owners Living Their Purpose is a thought-provoking testimonial to the power of a faith-driven existence—even in the boardroom.
Bigger Than Business shares transparent, true-life stories of Christian entrepreneurs living out their God-created purposes in their unique business settings. Between the covers of Bigger Than Business, readers will meet eight faithful business owners from six continents who share their remarkable stories, including:
• A US couple who rose above a personal tragedy and through their business set a transformative example for all;
• An inspiring Australian business owner who, with God’s help, transformed a business capable of serving one individual at a time into one poised to serve hundreds of thousands around the globe;
• A Brazilian with a Japanese heritage who was fired by his own family, yet returned to help build and continue the family business; and
• An amazing woman who barely survived the genocide in Rwanda and who now heals broken hearts through her small sewing cooperative.
At the end of each chapter are insightful questions to help readers understand ways in which they can live their God-given purposes in and through their own businesses. Bigger Than Business gives readers the know-how and the confidence to pursue what they value and to commit more passionately to pursuing a greater purpose.
Author Jeff Holler is a speaker and founder of The Capital Chart Room LTD, serving some of the most respected and successful entrepreneurs in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. A certified financial planner, Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Florida State University. He leads an adult Bible study class, and he and his wife, Charlsey, commit their time, talent, gifts and service to several ministries. They have two wonderful daughters with precious families of their own. Jeff and Charlsey live in Fort Worth, Texas.
Bigger Than Business: Real-World Stories of Business Owners Living Their Purpose
High Bridge Books
Released: May 2018
Available from amazon.com, www.biggerthanbusiness.com and www.mardel.com