Spirit of Thankfulness sparks a-book-a-day giveaway

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The season for being thankful and paying it forward is upon us! While many retailers are focusing on Christmas, TouchPoint Press wants to focus on the importance of Thanksgiving and being thankful. We aren’t overlooking the fast-approaching Christmas holiday, but … Continue reading

TouchPoint announces new releases for July 2014

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TouchPoint Press released JB Millhollin’s (author of Brakus, book 1 in the Brakus series) An Absence of Ethics July 7 and is excited to announce an eclectic mix releasing the end of July beginning with the July 26 paperback release … Continue reading

Hot deals and even hotter releases in 2014

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S. Jane Gari‘s LOSING THE DOLLHOUSE, three-time Pushcart Prize nominated story of abuse and survival, told as she packs up pieces of her old life – each chapter detailing the memories contained within each box, to Sheri Williams at TouchPoint … Continue reading

Holiday discounts and sneak peak at 2014

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Give a lasting gift: TPP titles discounted in time for last minute shopping needs Like many of us, you may be scrambling at the last minute trying to find that final gift. For those readers on your list, we’ve marked … Continue reading

Press Release: TouchPoint Press to release The Tommy “The Duke” Morrison Story in November

The Tommy "The Duke" Morrison Story

TouchPoint Press to release The Tommy “The Duke” Morrison Story in November

Dawn Morrison Brady opens up about her life with Tommy—the good and the bad—and the legacy he left.

KOSCIUSKO, MS (October 30, 2013)—TouchPoint Press announced The Tommy “The Duke” Morrison Story, as told by Dawn Morrison Brady, Morrison’s former wife and mother of their “miracle child”, to author Charles H. “Chuck” Hood, is set to release November 4, 2013.

Hood describes the book as “a bare-knuckle love story where most of the punches were below the belt and no one was saved by the bell.” Dawn Morrison Brady details events from her first encounter with Morrison to the moment the two-time WBO heavyweight boxing champ kissed the canvas for good.

Dawn Morrison Brady took every punch Tommy Morrison had, but in the end, on September 1, 2013, “The Duke” was KO’d by AIDS, leaving Dawn with what she describes as a mix of “crazy good” and “crazy bad” memories.

Hood’s biography of Tommy Morrison is based upon personal interviews with Dawn Morrison Brady and her detailed journal entries than spanned over 13 years. Dawn’s journal reveals early life tales told to her by Tommy’s grandparents, parents, brothers and sister, and it serves as a now permanent record of the life she lived with him for those same hard-fought, abusive years—in and out of the ring.

Dawn was described as “drop-dead gorgeous” by those who knew her well and those who had only seen her from a distance, but she was equally tough. The couple’s friends were known to have said many times, “We truly feared for her life.” They knew only too well how abusive Tommy could be, whenever he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Yet she stayed with him, from the days of million-dollar paydays to the days when they had no gas or grocery money.

The Tommy “The Duke” Morrison Story reveals, in great detail, details about Tommy’s life in and out of the ring, in and out of prison, and in and out of his multiple marriages. Despite the negatives, Dawn Morrison Brady told Charles Hood, “Tommy was also a very religious man, and was most proud when he was addressed as Champ, but nothing meant as much to him as when his four boys called him Dad.

The digital edition of The Tommy “The Duke” Morrison Story will be available November 4, 2013 with the print edition to release January 2014.

About the Author
Charles Hood is a veteran of more than forty years in the advertising, marketing and public relations businesses. Hood has worked with major national and international clients including Agrico, Bass Pro Shops, Ben Pearson Archery, the Brinkman Companies, the Brunswick Corporation (Bowling; Billiards; Marine Products – Sea Ray and Bayliner; Brunswick Winter Sports Products; McGregor Golf, Zebco Reels and Rods), Cancer Centers of America, Cities Service Oil Company/CITGO, Daisy Air Rifles, DuPont Sporting Goods (Stren and Remington), Eastman Kodak Company, the National Rifle Association, Pizza Hut, Rubbermaid (Gott Division), and many other nationally and internationally known brands.

Hood is a member of the Advisory Board at the University of Tulsa’s School of Journalism and holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri with a major in advertising. He is a past recipient of the Tulsa Advertising Federation’s Silver Addy Award, recognizing him as Tulsa’s “Ad Man of the Year.” His creative writing skills have garnered him regional and national ADDY’s and first place awards from the International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the Chicago Film Festival.

Hood is the author of Wal-Mart’s EGOnomics–Always–The Greed Behind the Smiley Face (www.walmarts-egonomics.com) and Big Rigs, Posh Digs, Fast Cars, Dark Bars (www.charleshhood.com) that chronicles the inside story of the dramatic failure of the Arrow Trucking Company, previously one of America’s leading trucking companies. Hood’s novel, The Pastor’s Prey, based on real life people and events will be released by TouchPoint Press November 1, 2013 with plans to release the true story behind the novel in 2014.

Hood currently serves as a marketing and public relations consultant to several public and privately-held companies. He and his wife have four children and seven grandchildren.

Contact information:

Media Relations
Email: media@touchpointpress.com
Fax: 662-510-0302
Web: www.touchpointpress.com

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25 Days of Christmas: Open call for short story submissions

UPDATE (December 10, 2013): Thank you to everyone who submitted to TPP’s first annual 25 Days of Christmas short story event. After sifting through the submissions, we were able to select only a few that met the minimum submission requirements. The first story will be posted later today. Winners will be notified via email on December 23 with the list posted here on December 24, 2013.
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25 Days of Christmas

We’re excited to announce TouchPoint’s first annual 25 Days of Christmas short story event. We’re gearing up for fun, sharing, and the spirit of giving.

Rules:

  • Open to all authors
  • Minimum 1000 words; 5000 max
  • Fiction or nonfiction
  • Nothing younger than MG
  • Plot does not have to be centered on Christmas but stories must include Christmas somewhere in the story (Don’t try to throw in a reference to Christmas just to meet the guidelines. We can tell the difference!)
  • Can be emotional, humorous, scary, etc. as long as the overall content is “clean” (if you wouldn’t let your grandma read it, don’t submit it!)

Deadline:

November 25, 2013 @ 11:59pm CST. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Selection process:

We will select the top 25 stories and post a story a day at TouchPointPress.com from December 1, 2013 through December 25, 2013.

Selected authors receive:

  • A free digital copy of a TouchPoint title of their choosing (available titles will be posted online before December 1, 2013)
  • Author byline with author photo or book cover image including a link to the author’s website, publisher’s page, and/or Amazon or BN link
  • Each author can select one person they would like to give a free digital copy of a TouchPoint title as a Christmas gift

TouchPoint will select a top contributor in each category (fiction and nonfiction) to receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Ready to submit? Use the form below.

October releases, an eclectic mix

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In case you missed it, we released several titles already in October with more to come throughout the month. There’s certain to be a title or two to satisfy your reading hunger. We’ll be announcing fun events this month. Be sure to like TouchPoint … Continue reading

Martin McCorkle’s A Sick System now available at Amazon and BN.com

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Released September 4, 2013 for Kindle, Martin McCorkle’s A Sick System: A Vision of Universal Health Care in America is now available through Barnes and Noble as well. Description of the book: A disturbingly realistic depiction of the events of a single day and how … Continue reading