Playing Back the 80s Takes Readers On Nostalgic Romp With Decade’s Most Memorable Hit Makers

Trish Stevens
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Playing Back the 80s Takes Readers On Nostalgic Romp With Decade’s Most Memorable Hit Makers

Old Forge, PA. From Modern English and the Hooters to Bananarama and the B-52s, the music of the 1980s bounced to a distinctive beat that defined the decade as one of the last great glory eras of pop music. And thanks to the dawn of MTV and shows like “Friday Night Videos,” a generation of music lovers suddenly had faces — and often elaborately staged mini-movies — to make the music’s messages stick.

To get to the heart of what made this decade’s music so special that it still streams endlessly in businesses and on satellite radios everywhere, music journalist Jim Beviglia weaves an en-tertaining narrative of the stories behind the phenomenal pop music era in Playing Back the 80s: A Decade of Unstoppable Hits.

Anyone who’s ever rocked a mullet or painstakingly made a mix tape will find memories in every line of lyrics as Beviglia delves deep into the creative process with artists such as Huey Lewis, Rick Springfield, Kim Carnes, Vernon Reid, Dennis DeYoung, Colin Hay and Eddie Money. All told, Playing Back the 80s features original interviews with more than 60 artists, producers, session players, writers and others who were directly involved with the most memorable songs of the decade, sharing the stories of how they created — often against im-posing odds and in the midst of bizarre circumstances — the unstoppable hits and unherald-ed gems that still enchant so many fans today.

Playing Back the 80s will have music fans pulling their old cassettes out of storage and re-membering when and where they heard the songs first. For those who didn’t grow up in the 80s, this endlessly fun book will show them what the fuss was all about and maybe reveal a few surprises along the way.

Jim Beviglia is the author of Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs; Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs; Counting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs; and Counting Down The Beatles: Their 100 Finest Songs, all published by Rowman & Littlefield. In addition, Beviglia is the featured writer at American Songwriter mag-azine, where he writes about both new and classic artists for the print and online editions. He also hosts his own blog at countdownkid.wordpress.com, where he focuses on the back cata-logs of some of rock and pop’s greatest artists and songwriters.

Playing Back The 80s: A Decade Of Unstoppable Hits
Release date: November 15, 2018
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN-10: 1538116391
ISBN-13: 978-1538116395
Available from all online booksellers, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Walmart, plus the Rowman & Littlefield website at rowman.com

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The Book America Desperately Needs Right Now

Trish Stevens
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The Book America Desperately Needs Right Now

Reno, NV. It’s the first night of Hanukkah, and all through the house everything is going like clockwork for secret gift-giver, Hanukkah Harvie. But it’s also Christmas Eve, and when Harvie enters a household that celebrates both Hanukkah and Christmas, he comes face-to-face with the one and only Santa Claus! When the shocked pair realize that some families appear on each of their lists, the competition is on to prove which holiday reigns supreme. The two engage in a humorous gift-giving frenzy, and in the process, discover that working together is always better than working against each other.

Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus: The Chrismukkah Kerfuffle is an amusing, heartfelt holiday tale from acclaimed author David Michael Slater, featuring gorgeous illustrations from artist Michelle Simpson. A treat for children (and adults) of all ages, Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus promotes the powerful messages of tolerance, acceptance and compromise, some-thing — in the wake of Squirrel Hill (where David grew up) — our country needs more than ever.

David Michael Slater is an acclaimed author of over 20 books for children, teens and adults, including the hilarious comic-drama for adults, Fun & Games, a novel about growing up Jewish in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill. His nonfiction work includes 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don’t Work — And How to Fix Them. Slater teaches middle school in Nevada, where he lives with his wife and son. He recently wrote about his personal connection to the synagogue shootings in Squirrel Hill in his AP News article, “A mass murder in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood.” (Read it here: https://www.apnews.com/15b6a42ab5aa489da8f5a9f035d857ef.)

You can learn more about Slater and his work at www.davidmichaelslater.com. You can see his interview with Canada’s national Morning Show at https://globalnews.ca/video/4508514/is-our-education-system-failing-students

Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus
Publisher: Library Tales Publishing
ISBN-10: 0999275828
ISBN-13: 978-0999275825
Available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and numerous other retailers

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Testimonial for Ascot Media Group from author, Frank Romano

Ascot Media, notably with Trish and Kimberly, provides a heavy weight one-two punch for promoting authors. They don’t waste time and improved exposure of my book by 500% as well as found interviews as early as the very day I signed a contract with them. In performing essential publicist tasks for me, their work has helped to propel my book, “Love and Terror in the Middle East” to world class status, through mainstream TV, radio interviews, as well as reviews. That has happened also due to their follow-up promotional efforts, etc. during my world author tours (visiting at least 36 US states, Montreal, Canada, and other regions). They are absolutely relentless in their promotional efforts and are very diligent in returning communications (usually that same day and even the same hour). Finally, Ascot Media has several very reasonable packages, and Trish, its owner, stretches her already very flexible business practices to craft a custom-made package for customers and works with them very, very closely to assure her promotional efforts will be very successful. And they always are!! Dr. Frank Romano, (PhD Sorbonne University, Paris, France) Professor: University of Paris, France Member of the California and French Bars Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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U.S. Army Brigadier General (Ret.) Anthony J. Tata Pens Dark Winter, A Jake Mahegan Novel

Trish Stevens
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National Security Expert And Bestselling Author Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata Pits American Hero Against A Dark Network Of Cyber Terrorists With Alarming, Ripped-From-The-Headlines Authenticity In New Jake Mahegan Thriller

A Global Tech magnate. North Korea. Iran. Russia. Together they cripple the USA using a state-of-the-art cyberware program – and that’s just the beginning of the nightmare…

National Security expert and bestselling author Anthony J. Tata just unleashes his most timely thriller to date, as American hero Jake Mahegan and his team of highly trained operatives target the nerve center of Computer Optimized Warfare in DARK WINTER.

After a distinguished military and political career, retired Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata now parlays his years of combat and operational experience into exciting, realistic thrillers that have earned the praise and respect of Newt Gingrich, President George W. Bush, Glenn Beck, and the bestselling masters of international intrigue. Highlighting his intimate knowledge of America’s vulnerable domestic infrastructure, Tata’s latest Jake Mahegan novel tackles the threat of global cyber-terrorism in America—and delivers a chillingly authentic glimpse of tomorrow’s wars. Timed to release just before Veterans Day, DARK WINTER honors the courage and patriotism of our country’s heroes, while capturing the vulnerability of American life as we know it during a time when cyber-warfare is a constant threat, foreign tensions continue to build, and the U.S. nuclear arsenal is hacked by terrorists—both foreign and domestic.

About the Author:

Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata has more than three decades of public service as a military officer and in leadership roles at the state and county level. His last combat tour was as the Deputy Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division and the Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, commanding nearly 25,000 troops. He is the national bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Jake Mahegan series and the Threat Series, as well as co-author of Reaper: Ghost Target with Nicholas Irving, published by St. Martin’s Press. General Tata is the National Security Expert for One American News Network on Tipping Point. He also appears frequently as a guest commentator on Fox News and CNN. He is president of defense, transportation and energy services KaylaTek, LLC, and frequently speaks on matters of foreign policy to companies such as Google, Hewlett Packard, General Electric and other major corporations. Tata lives in Wilmington, NC.

Visit Anthony J. Tata online at: www.AJTata.com.

DARK WINTER: A Jake Mahegan Thriller / Book 5
By Anthony J. Tata (Pronunciation: “Tayda”)
Kensington, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Hardcover / Fiction $26.00 ($28.95 CAN)
ISBN: 978-1-4967-1790-0

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