Saturday, April 25, 2009

Abe F. March's chilling novel They Plotted Revenge Against America.


Terrorism frightens people because it operates outside the traditional rules of war. It's hard to combat because the attacks are no longer limited to people wearing military uniforms at well-formed battle lines: they can happen anywhere, at any time, and they may well target people who don't have any direct knowledge of the peoples and issues involved. Part of the terror is the pervasive feeling that nobody’s safe.

This is the arena of Abe F. March's chilling novel They Plotted Revenge Against America. The novel is chilling, not because it's filled with “just more violence” in the Middle East, but because the story occurs on American soil as survivors of the American attack on Baghdad blend in to mainstream society to personally extract revenge against everyday citizens.

They Plotted Revenge Against America is a plausible, sobering, intricate and effectively plotted story about a group of well-trained, well-coordinated teams who slip into the U.S. with forged papers and then painstakingly work through a plan that will infect food and water supplies with a deadly virus.

These team members are not the gun-wielding, grenade-throwing stereotypical terrorists we see in most TV shows and movies. They are everyday people who have suffered personal loss and who want to fight back. Once their mission is complete, they plan, if possible, to go back to their normal lives. As the mission unfolds, they alternate between excitement and doubt while trying to avoid detection, and in the process, they discover while blending into community life, that Americans are not the monsters they expected.

March’s story tends to humanize both the terrorists and their victims, showing Americans as largely unconcerned and ill-informed about the agendas and issues involved in the long-time conflicts between Israel and its Arab neighbors. On the other hand, the terrorists see themselves not as criminals but as soldiers responding to what they view as acts of war taken against their communities.
Reviewed by Malcolm R. Campbell for PODBRAM

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Friday, April 24, 2009


Tip: What's the biggest mistake new writers make? I can't do better than
to quote Marcela Landres of Simon & Schuster, who recently had this to say
to anyone who wants to publish a book:

"The number one mistake more writers make, even published ones, is
thinking that their only job is to be the best writer they can and that
everything else - - the boring marketing/publicity/sales part - - is
the publisher's job. Writers who think this way tend to be either
unpublished or unhappily published because they are abdicating responsibil
ity for their own success."

Sunday, April 5, 2009


It's about a simple body/mind practice that creates a moment of perfect stillness in the body and in the soul. In that moment, we can rest and heal from any troubles we might have, whether physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. StillPoint is easy to learn, but so interesting and useful that you won't get tired of it, even after a lifetime of using it.

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As an author, I understand that once a your book is complete, you want to send it to a lot of publishers-that is only natural. The hope is that publishing offers will come pouring in and you will then sit back and choose the best. Now back to reality. For most first-time authors, this is not the case. You discover that the big publishers won't even look at your ms and the rejections flow in. Time to re-think. You begin to look for small publishers. Still many rejections, but a few want to see the entire ms. You actually get the offer of a contract and you are elated. However, you think there may still be a better offer coming in your next email so you tell the publisher that offered the contract, "I'll get back to you in a few weeks." You then get an email saying, the offer is rescinded.

What happened? Please keep in mind that publishers understand that most authors send their ms to multiple publishers. However, if you are offered a contract, and then tell them they will have to wait for an answer, you are telling them that they are not your first choice and you want to see if anything better comes in. The publisher that offered the contract has read your query, read your sample chapters and synopsis, asked for and took the time to read the entire book. After spending valuable ours in this review process, you then try to tell them that you want to wait. This just does not work.

At ATTMP we have lots of submissions that need reviewing and many books in various stages of the publishing process. If we have taken the time to offer a contract and then are told to wait to see if you get a better offer, your book will hit the rejection pile.

Some advice. If you are waiting for a specific publisher, do not mass submit your book to others. Wait until you hear from your first choice. To tell a publisher that they are the second, third or even fourth choice and to tell them to wait a few weeks for your decision shows lack of respect for the effort that goes into bringing your book to the contract offer stage. As we tell all future authors, read our web site so you have a full understanding of what ATTMP is all about. When we receive a submission, we assume that you want us to publish your book because you like what you see.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

JESUS, ESTER HICKS, QUANTUM EARTH recently packaged ATTMPRESS's, JESUS TAUGHT IT TOO: THE EARLY ROOTS OF THE LAW OF ATTRACTION with Ester Hicks' ASK AND IT IS GIVEN along with, "Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't." Details from Amazon follow. JESUS has been on Amazon's top 2-3% rank since October of 2007 and is still going strong!

Frequently Bought Together
JESUS TAUGHT IT, TOO!: THE EARLY ROOTS OF THE LAW OF ATTRACTION + Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't + Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires
Price For All Three: $36.85

* Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't by Michael J. Losier
* Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther Hicks

Also, ATTMPress has just released QUANTUM EARTH by Julie Achterhoff which hit Amazon with a rank of around 47,000-a great start.
Product Description
A team of metaphysical scientists is dedicated to finding out why the Earth is in crisis. The rate, size, and destructive power of hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions is out of control. All of these acts of nature have become more devastating to human life than ever before in history, but why? Is the Earth cleansing itself of humanity? Or could it be that human thought is the true case? This is what the team is asking; the hardest question of all: Do we create our own reality?

Check out the web site, for existing and soon to be published titles. Some great things are going on here for such a new player in the publishing field.