Posts Tagged ‘nonfiction’

‘Flying Warrior’ Author Jules Harper on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

United States Navy veteran and author Jules Harper joins me on Monday, January 28 at 5 PM Eastern to discuss his book, Flying Warrior: My Life as a Naval Aviator During the Vietnam War:

A Vietnam veteran takes you into the cockpit and shares true stories of his flying career in this compelling memoir.

In this action-packed memoir, Jules Harper recounts the unique process of becoming a naval aviator, revealing his experiences as a brand new pilot in a combat squadron and, finally, a flying warrior.

He survived two combat cruises aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk from 1966–1968, compiled 332 career carrier takeoffs and landings, and was shot at daily by enemy fire while completing 200 combat missions over Vietnam, and shares the views of the aviators who flew along with him on these missions while fighting this unpopular war. A recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, twenty-one Air Medals, and many other accolades, he offers readers a new understanding and appreciation of the warriors who protect not only their comrades in arms, but the defense of the nation as well.

About the Author:


Jules Harper is uniquely qualified to write about combat missions over Vietnam as he personally flew 200 combat sorties from 1966-1968. As the public affairs officer for his attack squadron stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, he wrote many articles about his squadron mates’ missions that were published not only in newspapers and magazine but were also used in television shows. As a highly decorated Naval Aviator, after retiring from a major airline with 33,000 flight hours, he has been the President of a Veteran’s club, served on the board of directors for the Naval Air Historical Society in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and given presentations to other clubs. Companies have hired him to give inspirational talks.

You can preview and purchase his book in Kindle and paperback on Amazon.com, where it has received multiple 5-star reviews.

“Jules has captured the stark essence of the air war in Vietnam. I thought I knew what those guys were going through at the time, but I really didn’t. Between December 1965 and May 1966 I served as a flight surgeon assigned to two A-4 squadrons (VA-113 and then a complete cruise with VA-112) aboard the USS Kitty Hawk during combat operations mostly on Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War.  Many of the pilots in this special book were my dear friends.  I found several of their names on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. which I visited last year.  This book is very readable in a most unassuming and matter-of-fact way.  Jules had an amazing career ultimately with two hundred combat missions.  Those trips up north had to be terrifying.  Not one A-4 pilot ever used me to shirk his duty.  I flew as a crewman a good deal in the “Whale”, the A-3 tanker, and rode through several night cat shots and landings.  So, I did have an inkling of an idea about naval carrier operations.  Maybe that’s part of the reason why this book had such an emotional impact on me.  Thank you, Jules, for the book and for your honorable and unassuming contribution in what turned out to be a thankless job.  I remember seeing soldiers and sailors during WW-II as a six-year-old in 1943 at Union Station in Chicago that were traveling by train across the country.  We were there to see my cousin (US Coast Guard).  I remember girls and bands and balloons.  There was nothing like that when we came home from Vietnam.” ~  John F. Murphy, M.D., Retired US Naval Flight Surgeon, 1965-1969.

“Jules, I was very impressed!  I know you said you had some historical reference material but, even so…I’m totally amazed at how much of the ‘detail’ you could recall.  I’m sitting there reading – and can almost ‘hear & feel’ the ‘action taking place around me’. Thank you so much for taking the time and putting forth the effort to do this.”  ~ John Lones, Jules’ squadron mate

During the live interview, Jules will discuss his motivation for writing his book and why he waited until now to publish it, the process by which he wrote the book, reader reactions, his best and worst memory of Vietnam, and so much more. We’ll also take your questions from the chat room. Please tune in on Monday, January 28 at 5 PM Eastern to Your Book Your Brand Your Business with Jules Harper.

In the meantime, discover more about this decorated Vietnam veteran and author at his website: www.juleshharper.com.

Author’s Note: I made a correction to the post after publishing the wrong website. I apologize for the error.

Relationship Expert and Author Suzanne Abbott on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Please tune in for the first live 2019 episode of Your Book Your Brand Your Business on Monday, January 7 at 5 PM Eastern when I welcome relationship expert and author of the book The Toilet Paper Wars, Suzanne Abbott.

Relationship expert Suzanne Abbott works with women over 50, teaching them to spot warning signals and personality characteristics of emotional and physical abusers.

Her book The Toilet Paper Wars is a true account of her former marriage. She shares the story of her romance, marriage, divorce and recovery through her perseverance, common sense wisdom and humor.

Suzanne speaks in front of groups wishing to learn about mental health diseases including depression, dementia, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and drug, alcohol, food, sex and gambling addictions. She also offers dating advice and questions a woman might ask on the first date, helping her see red flags identifying potential abusers.

During the interview, Suzanne will discuss the Top 10 Lessons Learned from The Toilet Paper Wars, along with her work as a women’s empowerment coach and Reiki healer. We welcome your participation and questions from the live chat and hope you’ll join us for an inspiring, motivating show!

For more about Suzanne, visit www.suzanneabbottauthor.com.

No Sweat! It’s Just Menopause on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Tune in on Monday, December 10 at 5 PM Eastern when I interview Jill Lebofsky, author of the book, No Sweat! It’s Just Menopause on Your Book Your Brand Your Business.

Menopause. Great sex. Empty nesting. Staying active and fit. Rediscovering and redefining oneself. Jill Lebofsky creates a safe space for women in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s to learn and share and then hits the hot topics helping them to survive and thrive during their middle ages. Jill’s easily digestible, fun delivery and interactive approach to learning has helped over 2,000 midlife women in her career gain control over their physical, emotional, sexual, hormonal, spiritual and financial well-being. They have seen results of happier marriages, increased self-confidence, stronger, fitter bodies and more purpose-filled lives. Husbands have personally thanked her! Jill is the author of the Amazon best-selling book, “No Sweat! It’s Just Menopause: Eating , Exercise and Essential Oils for A Healthy Change.”

She has worked in the health field for over 20 years, specializing since 2008 in women’s wellness as a certified health coach, Pilates instructor and an essential oils educator. She also holds specialty certifications as a menopause coach and breast cancer exercise specialist. But Jill’s biggest achievements are staying happily married to her college sweetheart for 20 years and mothering two high schoolers, at the same time! She is now taking her hopeful message to a larger audience of her peers worldwide, sharing that midlife should be the best years of your life and to embrace the changes and soar. Her simple approach, eat well-move more- use oils is shared through her book, courses, webinars, live events, private Facebook group and business and leadership trainings. Jill practices what she preaches and always says “Once you learn something, you can’t unlearn it. You can either ignore it or choose to do something about it.” Jill Lebofsky is champion for the midlife woman.

Jill and I look forward to your participation in the live chat and will do our best to respond to all your questions. In the meantime, preview and purchase No Sweat! It’s Just Menopause on Amazon in Kindle or paperback.