Archive for the ‘United States of America’ Category

Better CT appearance for RV Show

January 20, 2016

Tomorrow at 3PM I will be on the television news show Better CT to talk about my year on the road living in an RV while hitting the 48 continental states. The RV Show is at the CT Convention Center this weekend (snow or shine). I will be talking about my travels at the RV  Show and signing books from 10 AM – 4 PM. That’s a lot of talking. I will also have copies of my two fiction books available as well, Desert Son and sequel Wayward Soul. Hope to see you there!

RV Show website: http://www.ctrvshow.com/pages/welcome.asp

My Website: http://glennmaynard.weebly.com/ 

Press Release for RV Show booksigning – This just in…

January 23, 2015

http://www.prlog.org/12414923-american-dream-author-glenn-maynard-to-do-book-signing-in-connecticut.html

Authors must promote their own books too

July 13, 2009

I ran my zip code through a system which locates small bookstores,  and found a couple within 10 miles from my house. The first one in Hartford, CT was a cafe with bookshelves in a very seedy area. The next one was The Book Rack in Vernon next to a very busy deli at a strip mall. I walked in and asked the woman sitting behind an office desk at the entrance if she was the owner. She said that she was and we exchanged greetings. I showed her my book, “Strapped Into An American Dream” and told her that I was with a small publisher and had to do much of the leg work. I asked her if she would be interested in either purchasing the book at a discounted rate or perhaps working out some consignment deal. I received my answer immediately. She only deals with Used Books.  Some of The Book Rack’s do carry some new, but this owner wants nothing to do with new books, and her customers come in to buy Used books. After a 10 or 15 minute discussion on this topic, she offered a booksigning at her store.  SOLD.  This was a successful day.  I told myself when I began the day of searching that I wanted one positive thing to happen. This was it. The booksigning will be at The Book Rack in Vernon, CT on Saturday, July 25th from 10 AM to 2 PM.  This will be my second book signing, and there should be a lot more traffic than the first.  This is what Authors have to do in order to promote their books.  It’s no longer a world where Authors only write books.

Michael Jackson lived and died in a big way

July 2, 2009

There really is nothing out of the ordinary surrounding Michael Jackson’s death.  His life was epic, and most people will not come close to what he accomplished in his life by the age of ten.  Even from that young age, his accomplishments grew in epic proportions.  Now is the moment that nobody expected.  Michael Jackson has died. The world is shocked.  This is big.  This is shocking.  This is so very much in line with the way he lived.  He could never leave us slowly at a very old age.  That would not be Michael Jackson.  He left us in the same fashion as he joined us, and as he coexisted with us.  Everything about him was large, and everything about him IS large.  I was watching a movie the other night and a Jackson 5 song came on.  I was instantly shot back to the seventies and the memories kicked in.  He is still affecting people and he always will.

Public Appearances for Glenn Maynard

June 22, 2009

Today I received an email reply from Diane Smith, who I had emailed last week regarding a possible interview on her TV show.  She responded that she would be interested in an interview for a morning Talk Radio show (1080 WTIC AM) she will be doing in June and August, and requested a Review Copy. Then I received an email from Manchester Community College (MCC) regarding a car show. I had received it last Friday, but deleted it since I have no interest in cars. I like them. I think they’re neat, but that’s where the love affair ends. When I received the email again on Monday, my ‘think outside the box’ light went on and I decided to email them regarding a booksigning at this event. For a nominal fee of $20 I secured a spot. It’s this Sunday in Manchester, CT. I will have newspapers advertising my booksigning at this event, and I will get my feet wet during this first booksigning. Onward and upward.

You Tube for Glenn Maynard’s Strapped Into An American Dream

May 27, 2009

My publisher has created my Author Display video on YouTube, and this video has a narrator reading the synopsis of my book. The scene is a video camera filming the highway as a vehicle travels along through the country. This is “Strapped Into An American Dream.” Search GLENN MAYNARD on YouTube.

American Idol 2009 Kris Allen

May 21, 2009

Another season of American Idol has come and gone.  Kris Allen beat Adam Lambert (the favorite of Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul).   Either of the two could have won.  Many shows are coming to an end, and my Boston Red Sox can get my undivided attention.  On the night that Kris Allen takes the crown, Big Papi hits his first homer.    Varitek hits two dingers, and Ellsbury ties a major league record with 12 putouts in center field.  Everybody wins tonight, except the Blue Jays.  Even Adam Lambert is a winner.  America will be seeing more of him, because he too will be Strapped Into An American Dream.

Trial and Error on linking blog posts

May 20, 2009

I am still working on linking the wordpress blog post to other social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn.   I am posting again so that I can try to link as I post, since I was not successful with previous posts.

Working on linking blog posts

May 19, 2009

I am learning how to link blog posts to other social media sites, and my experiment starts now.   I begin with my blog post (here) and try to share with other sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn.  Here it goes…

The Chicago Tribune review request for “Strapped Into An American Dream”

May 19, 2009
My publisher just received a request for a review copy of my book, “Strapped Into An American Dream,” from the Chicago Tribune, which has “Resourceful Traveler” within its Sunday Travel section.  This Travel book review column would do wonders for my book, so I am very much hoping that they will do the review, but they could not guarantee it. I can guaratee that I will be thrilled if the Chicago Tribune reviews “Strapped Into An American Dream.”