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Book Birthday Blitz ‘n’ Review – Solo

Solo: A Down to Earth Guide for Travelling the World Alone

Feeling alone? Trapped? Lost?

Time for an adventure!

The bad times won’t last forever, and for more than five years, Aaron Hodges has journeyed the globe alone, visiting everywhere from Istanbul to Argentina. Honest and insightful, SOLO is packed with his personal travel tips and humorous stories. Learn about the ups and downs, the triumphs and the pitfalls of venturing off the beaten path. Follow his guidelines for exploring the world alone and be inspired to take the trip you’ve always dreamed of.

Discover the world of solo travel.

Go Solo!

Purchase Links

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082P8W1BD/

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Author Bio

Aaron Hodges was born in 1989 in the small town of Whakatane, New Zealand. He studied for five years at the University of Auckland, completing a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Geography, and a Masters of Environmental Engineering. After working as an environmental consultant for two years, he grew tired of office work and decided to quit his job in 2014 and see the world. One year later, he published his first novel – Stormwielder – while in Guatemala. Since then, he has honed his skills while travelling through parts of SE Asia, India, North and South America, Turkey and Europe, and now has over a dozen works to his name. Today, his adventures continue…

Social Media Links

https://instagram.com/aaronhodgesauthor

https://www.facebook.com/aaronhodgesauthor/

My Review

5/5 stars

Wow! That was such fun. Just like having a personal adviser to answer all your travel questions. Great job, Aaron!

With info based on actual experience – I, for one, love an expert – peppered with funny anecdotes, it’s impossible not to get the travel bug after reading this gem. Delivered with a personal touch, the author treats the reader like a friend with his chatty, conversational style. You can tell this author writes fiction too, as he doesn’t just tell you what you need to do, he shows you – warts and all! 

Whatever your age or budget, travelling solo is an option open to everyone (once the world gets back on its vaccinated feet, that is) From the planning stages right through to arriving at your destination and moving around, the authors inspires and encourages with suggestions and tips specific to many countries. 

If this doesn’t give you itchy feet, then nothing will.

¡Buen viaje!

blog tour · non fiction · truth · WWII

Book Blitz – The True Adventures of Gidon Lev (plus giveaway)

 

Narrative nonfiction/biography

Date Published: July 01, 2020

Publisher: Lightning Source

 

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Of the approximately 15,000 children imprisoned in the Nazi concentration
camp of Térézin (Theresienstadt ) near Prague, less than 100
survived. Gidon Lev is one of those children.

 

 

Excerpt

 

On the face of it, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev is the story of an
elderly Holocaust survivor—a man who made it through horrifying events
and lived to tell the tale. But Gidon (pronounced “Gid-awn”) did
more than survive—he thrived. Gidon’s is the story of a little
boy who never truly grew up, with a desperate need to belong and to build a
family for himself. His story spans the beginnings of a fledgling country, a
first marriage gone seriously wrong, a second marriage that lasted for over
forty years and a late-in-life relationship with a writer and editor, thirty
years his junior with whom his adventures continued, apace.

 

 About the Author

Julie Gray was born in 1964 in the San Joaquin Valley in California. A
longtime Huffington Post contributor, Julie has been published in the
Sanskrit Literary Journal, Moment Magazine, The Times of Israel, MovieMaker
Magazine, Script Magazine, and Hip Mama. Her essay “The Freaking Autumn
of My Life” was included in the anthology “Aging: An
Apprenticeship.” A veteran essayist and editor, Julie moved to Israel
in 2012 and is working on her memoir “They Do Things Differently
Here.”

 

Contact Links

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Blog

Instagram

Gidon & Julie Instagram

 

Purchase Links

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

The Book Depository

book blitz · Memoirs · non fiction · RABT Book Tours · WWII

Book Blitz – Memoir: Living Among The Dead (with giveaway)

Biography/Memoir/History/Nonfiction/Jewish Studies/WWII
Date Published: March 3, 2020
Publisher: Amsterdam Publishers
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This is the story of one remarkable woman’s unimaginably horrific journey through the rise of the Nazi regime, the war, and the aftermath. Her story is narrated by her granddaughter and the book is interwoven with beautiful passages of poetry and personal reflection by the survivor, Mania, as she used writing as a medium to deal with the effects of the war. Most Jews did not die in concentration camps. Instead, they were murdered in their lifelong communities, slaughtered by mass killing units, and then buried in pits. Mania lived in labor camps and witnessed these inconceivable sightings while doing everything within her power to subsist. Although she was the sole survivor of her family, Mania went on to rebuild a new life in a new country, with a new language and new customs, always carrying with her the losses of her family and memories of the brutality she witnessed and lived through. Nearly eighty years post liberation of the Holocaust, we are still witnessing acts of cruelty born out of hatred and discrimination. Living among the Dead reminds us of the beautiful communities that existed before WWII, the lives lost and those that lived on, and the importance to never forget these stories so that history does not repeat itself.
About the Author

Adena Astrowsky has dedicated her career to helping the most vulnerable of our society. She did this by prosecuting child sexual abuse cases and domestic violence cases within the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. She became the local expert concerning the prosecution of domestic violence related strangulation cases and taught extensively on that subject. Currently, she handles post-conviction cases on appeal and foreign extradition cases. Adena taught Sunday School at her temple for eight years, and in her last two years she co-taught “Character Development Through the Studies of the Holocaust.” Adena contributes articles to MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-age Kids) Magazine, often writing about children’s safety, drugs, law and order, etc. Once a month Adena volunteers at a local Scottsdale library with her therapy dog, Charlie, as part of the Tail Waggin’ Tales Program. Adena has also chaired events to raise money for the Emily Center of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Adena’s greatest role, however, is as the mother of three very active children. She, and her husband, Brad, are kept very busy with their respective dance, theater, music, and athletic activities.
Contact Links
Twitter: @adena_astrowsky
Purchase Links
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