Author/Actress Mara Purl Touching Hearts with August Blog Tour (Updated)
(New York, NY – August 15, 2011) - Mara Purl completed the first week of her Virtual Book Tour finding new friends and adventures along the way. Purl launches her book, What the Heart Knows, in September 2011 with a Hardcover Edition published by BelleKeep Books in association with Midpoint Trade Books. Purl has visited many of the top Internet venues covering topics as varied as the women who read them. Join the fun, follow the tour. The updated schedule continuing the conversation during the month of August is listed below – and there are many specials for readers including a free download on Amazon.com of her Milford-Haven Single entitled When Hummers Dream.
Days of Our Lives actress-turned author Mara Purl says the Virtual Book Tour, her first, is challenging, interesting and fun.
“Each blogger focuses on a different facet,” Purl observes. “We have covered topics related to my book and some not. I have discussed subjects interesting to baby boomers, travel, writing tips, speaking associations, women’s issues and even a dad’s perspective of women fiction. It is a bit like having a magazine article written each day. I am having a blast!”
Some of the blog posts remain up for extended period on the individual sites. Others posts are archived on the blog but all of them will be available on Mara Purl’s site www.MaraPurl.com after the tour.
Purl is fast becoming a leader in women’s fiction authors in the U.S. Her book, What the Heart Knows, hits the market in September---as both hardcover and e-book. But, still some may not be familiar with her writing. Enter the Milford-Haven Single with its first short story entitled When Hummers Dream.
Purl goes on to explain, “My new e-book will be available on Kindle from Amazon, but I am branding it a Milford-Haven Single because it’ll also be available on Nook from Barnes & Noble, and on all e-reading platforms. I think it’s a wonderful idea and it opens an entirely new market for books.”
The Mara Purl 2011 Blog Tour Dates (Updated: August 14, 2011)
- August 1 – Katy Sullivan --- www.KatySullivan.com
- August 2 – Anne Holmes --- National Association Baby Boomer Women - www.NABBW.com, www.BoomerWomenSpeak.com, www.BoomerLifestyle.com , www.BoomerCo.com
- August 3 – Romance Junkies Blog --- www.RomanceJunkies.com
- August 8 – Kathy Holmes – Flip Flops & FABS --- http://flipflopsandfabs.blogspot.com
- August 9 – Betty Carlton – Works In Progress --- http://bettyandfriends-wip.blogspot.com/p/actressauthor-mara-purl-aug-9th.html
- August 10 - Barbara Mead – Reading Group Choices , Barbara’s Blog --- http://blog.readinggroupchoices.com/blogs/barbara
- August 11 – Ann Parker – The Lady Killers --- http://theladykillers.typepad.com/
- August 14 – Alyson Stanfield - Art Biz Coach --- http://www.artbizblog.com
- August 15 – Mike Parker – Entertainment Examiner --- www.examiner.com/x-585-entertainment-examiner
- August 16 – Lori Hansen – Interview “Live” Learn2Balance --- http://learn2balance.com/
- August 17 – Vera Badertscher – A Traveler’s Library --- http://atravelerslibrary.com/
- August 18 – Sue Leonard – All Things Fulfilling: Part One ---http://www.allthingsfulfilling.wordpress.com/tag/cornerstone-fulfillment-service/
- August 19 – Dad of Divas --- dadofdivas-reviews.blogspot.com
- August 20 – Julie Politt – Women Writing the West --- www.womenwritingthewest.blogspot.com and A Latte & Some Words www.juliepollitt.blogspot.com
- August 22 - Maria Micolucci – Girlfriend Books --- www.GirlfriendBooks.com
- August 23 – Sue Leonard – All Things Fulfilling: Part Two --- http://allthingsfulfilling.wordpress.com
-August 24 – Women Speakers Association Blog --- http://womenspeakersassociation.com/wsa-blog/
- August 25 – Charlotte Hill – Boomer Brief --- www.BoomerBrief.com
- August 26 - Linda Naylor --- http://lindanaylor.featuredblog.com/
- August 27 – Heidi Thomas – Blood Red Pencil --- http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/
- August 28 - Betty's Blogging Place --- http://bettysbloggingplace.blogspot.com/
- August 30 - Joyce Lohse - Writers of the West author --- http://www.Joyce4Books.wordpress.com
- August 31 - Cynthia Morris - Original Impulse --- http://www.originalimpulse.com/blog/
What readers and reviewers are saying about Mara Purl’s What the Heart Knows
"What the Heart Knows is the kind of novel you can curl up with while you enjoy getting to know the different people in the central California town of Milford-Haven, as well as getting to know the town itself. Mara Purl is a skillful storyteller who has written a charming and tantalizing saga about the ways in which lives can intersect and be forever changed. The first novel in the saga, What the Heart Knows, is not-to-be-missed." - Margaret Coel, New York Times best-selling author of The Wind River Mysteries.
“Mara Purl's "What the Heart Knows" is a first class novel by a very talented writer with strong believable characters, a rapid pace delivery of story, and very tight writing that make this novel such a delight to read. Purl and Milford-Haven are off to a great start. I look forward to seeing other titles in this impressive series.” - Gary Roen, nationally syndicated book reviewer
“Mara Purl tells stories from the heart. Don’t miss her Milford-Haven Novels.” – Kathy (Mrs. Louis) L’Amour.
“Don’t read Mara Purl’s Milford-Haven series—unless you want to be captivated!” Nichelle Nichols, Best-Selling Author of “Beyond Uhura–Star Trek Memories.”
About the Author Mara Purl:
- Mara Purl was a performer on-camera and on-stage, with her regular character on Days Of Our Lives having been her starting point for soap opera.
- Purl began her writing career as a journalist for the Associated Press, Rolling Stone, The Financial Times of London, Working Woman Magazine, and The Christian Science Monitor. A prolific fiction author, she also has written a play and several non-fiction books including Act Right: A Manual for the On-Camera Actor with actress Erin Gray.
- Other Awards include: for radio, the New York Festivals Award; for her play Mary Shelley: In Her Own Words, the Peak Award; and for public service, Woman of the Year 2002 by the Los Angeles County Commission for Women.
- Mara Purl is also an accomplished musician. Her instrument is the koto and she recorded and has played on the international stage with many noteworthy musicians including the works Sumahama recorded with Mike Love and the Beach Boys, Pathless Path recorded with Charles Lloyd, Koto Keys with Marilyn Harris, and Teiji Ito’s Watermill recorded with Grammy-winning musician Steve Gorn.
- The hit song “Jet Laggin” she co-wrote with Marilyn Harris is in current release on the new CD Orphans.