Monday, 3 December 2012

The Legend of Garrison Fitch Blog tour

Tour Schedule


First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch

"What if history didn't happen that way ... the first time?"

Garison Fitch was one of the most revered scientists in the Soviet Americas until he left fame behind to work on a secret project in his log cabin in the mountains of Marx.

But something went wrong. Instead of traveling interdimentionally, Garison has traveled through time ... twice.

Now, he's in something called "The United States of America" and a woman he's never met before is calling herself his wife. It it a hoax? Or, has he somehow changed history?

If so, can he return the world to what he believes is "normal", or must he live in this strange world he created?




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Praise:

"Sam continues to weave his magic as a storyteller. I always find myself anxious to find out what will happen next and what kind of twist will befall the adventurers. It helps to be familiar with the places that the heroines go, which adds to the story."
~Labdaddy, Texas

"I've had a few very unproductive but enjoyable days thanks to Samuel Ben White. If you haven't read Sam's books you have been missing a treat. These were funny, suspenseful, spiritual and kept you turning the pages."
~Karen S.

"Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed your books. I have a Kindle and I have purchased all of the Garison Fitch novels. I am in Saudi Arabia and your books have really helped take me away from here."
~Scott, Saudi Arabia


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Saving Time

Two years ago Garison Fitch traveled through time and rewrote history. An accident in the eighteenth century created a whole new world, and even gave Garison a wife he had never met before. Now, he’s got a daughter and he’s coming to enjoy this world he created. Until he’s attacked by men masquerading as Indians, and a funeral procession from out of the past enlists his help, and a tree grows from sappling to full-grown in a matter of minutes, threatening his daughter’s very life. Time itself is unraveling and Garison’s trips through time seem to be the cause. Garison must go back in time once again and keep himself from making the original trip that started the problem. But he can’t use his time machine to go back. How does one sew up a rip in time?





Lost Time

Jason Kerrigan and Brownwyn Dalmouth are pilots with the Republic of Texas Army Air Corps. A world war is going on and bombs have just brought an end to Crockett Air Field in south Texas. Jason and Bronwyn, though, are called away from the battle to be test pilots for a new aircraft that-they're told-will bring the war to an end. The experimental craft lives up to expectations in early tests, but then it lands them somewhere it never should have sent them. Another place? Another time? Another dimension? Somehow, they've taken a trip to the future and changed the past. Or did they? The answer to their change of reality may be known to a Justice of the Peace in Colorado named Garison Fitch. To figure it out, though, Garison may have to team up with his least favorite person: Bat Garrett.






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Author Samuel Ben White

Samuel Ben White (“Sam” to his friends) is the author of the national newspaper comic strip “Tuttle’s” (found at www.tuttles.net) and the on-line comic book “Burt & the I.L.S.” (found at www.destinyhelix.com). He is married and has two sons. He serves his community as both a minister at a small church and a chaplain with hospice. In addition to his time travel stories, Sam has also written and published detective novels, a western, three fantasy novels and four works of Christian fiction.





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First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch Tour Schedule:
http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/2012/10/first-time-blog-tour.html



Interview:


1. What inspired you to write this book?
I have always been fascinated by the concept of time travel.  As a little kid I loved “Star Trek” (and especially their time-related episodes) as well as “Time Tunnel”.  I think the fascination came from two fronts: to not just read about a famous event in history but to witness it and the idea that—in my own life—there are things in my past I would love to change if given the chance.


2. Have you always wanted to be an author or something else?
Well, let’s see … as a child, I wanted to be centerfield for the Houston Astros, quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, an astronaut, a cartoonist … all those dreams came and went (though I’d still like to play center field) but I have always wanted to tell and write stories that people would want to read.  My parents read to me pretty much from birth and, as soon as I could, I learned how to write so I could write down stories just like the men and women who wrote books.


3. If you could use a time machine for one day what would you use it for?
I’ve only got one shot at this?  I think I’d like to go back to Judea around AD 30 and hear Jesus preach.  I wouldn’t understand a word of Aramaic, but I think it would be so powerful I’d still get something out of it.  Just the awe of being in his presence.
            Now, if I’ve got 24 hours and can use the time machine multiple times, some other things I’d like to see are: Washington crossing the Delaware, my own wedding (I was pretty much in a daze and would like to see what it was like), Moses making the waters of the Red Sea part, at least part of the 1974 Super Bowl, and maybe squeeze in the first showing of “Star Wars”.

 
4. A lot of readers of this blog aspire to become a writer what could you tell them? Any Tips?
Just write.  String words together.  Make sentences.  String the sentences into paragraphs.  A lot of people tell me they want to write a book one day—or even an article about something—but they are apparently waiting for the perfect moment.  I don’t know that that moment ever comes.  I think you have to just make yourself start writing.  On a computer, with a pencil on paper, with a pen on a napkin.  Just get the ideas flowing and then start re-writing and trying to make those ideas form a coherent whole.


5. When you're not writing what do you do?
I draw a comic strip for our local newspaper (you can see it on-line at www.tuttles.net).  I have a wonderful family and we all like to play games.  With my wife, it’s usually shorter games—like Yatzee or a card game—and with my sons it’s usually some longer strategy game.  We’re also all involved in our church and I volunteer with hospice.  And, of course, I love to read.  Since getting a Kindle, I’ve discovered all these great old free books—Russian novelists, Zane Grey westerns, old biographies—and am enjoying them.


6. Who's your role model or inspiration?
For writing, it would probably be Louis L’Amour.  He told the story.  Another of my role models is Charles Schulz.  For fifty years he got up and drew a new cartoon every day.  I’m sure some days he didn’t feel like it or ran into a block, but he powered through and left us an incredible volume of excellent work.


7. If you could meet a character from a book who would it be?
Aslan, from the Chronicles of Narnia.


8. What was your favourite childhood story?
As a very little child, I loved Lyle the Crocodile.  Just the idea of having this friendly, somewhat erudite croc living in a townhome really captured my fancy.  Later, The Chronicles of Narnia became my favorite story throughout my school years.


9. Have you ever had writer block?
Oh, yes!  I have to have the comic strips drawn every week, so I make myself do that and, in the process, it seems to kind of free up my creative juices.  If someone were to look back over my comic strip originals they’d see some notes here and there that make no sense—especially in light of the strip at hand.  An idea will come to me as I draw and I know from personal experience if I don’t write it down right away it’s gone, so I do.  Then, a couple days later I may sit down to write but first I go back to the cartoon stack and see what the note said.
By the same token, there have been times when I’ve been up against the deadline on a cartoon, so I just start writing.  Then, I’ve got “Notepad” going on the PC and I’ll write down any cartoon ideas as they come to me.  As soon as I get to a stopping point in the writing, I go draw the cartoon.
I also have to write one sermon a week, but I tend to preach through books of the Bible (just finished Romans) so that helps prevent blocks there because I just have to look at what my next passage is and go from there.  Oftentimes, while working on sermons, I get the block-breakthrough for a story or a cartoon (and it’s back to the Notepad!).


10. What would be your ideal holiday?
I actually got to take it a couple years ago.  When my father-in-law passed away he left my wife an amount of money with the stipulation: have some fun with this.  He was a man who loved to travel, so we planned and took our family dream vacation.  We went to Breckenridge, CO, and got our boys ski lessons and stayed in a condo right on the slopes.  And on our last day there, we ordered our favorite soft drinks and had a toast to granddaddy.



Quick-fire Questions:

Paperback or e-reader?
Mostly e-reader (Kindle), but some days I still like the feel of a “real” book in my hands.


Facebook or Twitter?
Twitter.


Fish or Chips?
Fish.

Reading or Writing
Like choosing between my children!



Thanks for reading.

shakira


p.s. don't forget to visit the other stops for this tour! and enter the giveaway!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the interview and for "hawking" my novel "First Time"!

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