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Pretty much everyone remembers exactly where they were when they learned that America had come under attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Sarah Petty, a professional portrait photographer from Springfield, Ill., was at Washington Park in Springfield with a mother and her nine-month-old daughter taking her baby portraits.
Every year, as 9-11 passed, Sarah would think of that little girl and wonder about her. Petty and that mother and daughter, Tammy and Samantha White, also of Springfield, hadn’t crossed paths again until a few months ago. It was during that chance meeting they decided it would be neat to meet up again exactly 17-years later to take Samantha’s senior portraits. The photo shoot happened on Sept. 11, 2018.
RMA Publicity is handling publicity for the event and secured stories for Sarah in the State Journal-Register and on both WCIA-TV and WAND-TV in Springfield.
A lot of self-published books sell well when they first come out, only to have sales go flat a few months later. That has not been the case for Cooked to Death: Volume II - Lying on a Plate. With the help of RMA Publicity, a full year after its release, the book has stayed in the spotlight.
National tour number three for the book's editor, Rhonda Gilliland, got underway on Aug. 18 with a stop for a signing at Mystery to Me in Madison. Stops were also made in Ann Arbor, Mich., (Crazy Wisdom Bookstore - Aug. 21), Indianapolis, Ind. (Indy Reads Books - Aug. 22), Spartanburg, S.C. (Hub City Bookshop & Press - Aug. 29), and Atlanta, Ga., (Tall Tales Book Shop - Aug. 30), in August.
Gilliland will also be making an appearance at the World Mystery Convention, Bouchercon, which this year is being held in St. Petersburg, Fla., from Sept. 6 - 9, and then on Sept. 14 she will be at Dunaway Book in St. Louis.
The book's first tour took place in Fall 2017 at locations in Minnesota. The second tour happened in Spring 2018 and involved stops in North Dakota, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Iowa and Nebraska.
In addition, shortly after the book's Oct. 2017 release, RMA Publicity secured a mention in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Articles have also apppeared in the hometown newspapers of several of the authors of the foodie anthology (Enterprise, Mankato Free Press, Union Times).
A special thanks to the editor of the Minnesota Women's Press for publishing a column written by Patricia Cumbie, author of The Shape of a Hundred Hips, in the Sept. 2018 issue of the magazine. The story appears on Page 6 of the magazine, and can be accessed online here.
According to a recent story in the New York Times, 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year. That is higher than the peak yearly annual deaths from H.I.V., car crashes and gun deaths. Analysts point to two major reasons for the increase: a growing number of Americans are using opioids, and drugs are becoming more deadly.
Dr. Tom Combs of Plymouth, Minn., a former emergency room physician, who now writes medical thrillers, says the problem isn’t going away any time soon. Ironically, his latest novel, which was just released last month, puts readers on the front lines of the opioid epidemic.
In Wrongful Deaths, Dr. Combs shares what he learned about the synthetic drugs fentanyl and carfentanil during his research: a unit of carfentanil is 100 times as potent as the same amount of fentanyl, and 5,000 times as potent as a unit of heroin.
Dr. Combs will talk about his book, and the eery similarities to a high profile overdose situation that just happened at a park in Connecticut on two upcoming national radio shows. He was on Coastal Daybreak in Morehead City, N.C. on Aug. 16, and will be on WGVU Radio in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Aug. 20.
About Dr. Combs
Twenty-five years as an ER doctor in busy inner-city, level-one trauma centers provide Tom Combs' background for his gripping stories. High-stakes, deadly conflict, unforgettable characters and a flawed individual who is compelled to protect others are central to his books. His novels are Nerve Damage, Hard to Breathe and Wrongful Deaths. His website is www.tom-combs.com.