Archive for August, 2008

In August, Dave Richardson did a virtual tour to promote his book Vietnam Air Rescues. This book was created by a father to share an account of the time he spent in Vietnam. He discusses each of his rescues and shares plenty of details about every day life for him and other interesting tidbits about his time in Vietnam.

Vietnam Air Rescues by Dave Richardson Gives You a Chance to…

Eavesdrop—as a father recounts to his adult children his exploits as an Air Force
“Jolly Green” combat helicopter rescue pilot in Vietnam…

Be There—to see what it was really like…

Ride Along—and determine what you would have done when another man’s life was literally hanging in the balance…

Feel—what it meant to save a life…

Experience—heart pounding action in…Vietnam Air Rescues.

Join author to learn more about his life as a “Jolly Green” rescue pilot, picking up aircrew shot down in North Vietnam and Laos. This book is a real treasure with details of his 7 rescues of 9 men and over 30 anecdotes relating to his experiences. The book is profusely illustrated with more than 100 photos, maps and drawings. To order your copy and for more information, visit his website at www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Dave Richardson’s final rescue happened mere days before he was scheduled to return to the US. Little did he know that it would be one of the largest air rescues in Vietnam. The man he rescued has written a book about his experience during this 40 hour ordeal.

While reading The Rescue of Streetcar 304—A Navy Pilot’s Forty Hours on the Run in Laos, you might:

Cry… When Streetcar 304 describes a romantic and emotional farewell with wife and children prior to flying into combat over Laos.

Twinge in Fear… As Streetcar 304 is shot down following his second bomb run in the midst of massive enemy anti-aircraft fire.

Anguish… Along with Streetcar 304 as one rescue plane after another is knocked out of the sky by enemy gunfire and another pilot is also running for his life.

Marvel… At the non-stop action in the jungle as Streetcar encounters squad after squad of enemy troops in hot pursuit and then… lions, leopards and monkeys.

Stand up and Applaud… When Streetcar 304 is finally rescued in a scenario readers describe as “Better than any movie”.

Be in Awe… When you read the final epilogue about the story’s aftermath.

On 31 May 1968, Lt. Kenny Fields catapulted off USS America in his A-7 for his first combat mission. His target was in Laos, which at the time was “officially” off-limits for U.S. attacks. What the planners did not know was that Fields and his wingman were en route to a massive concentration of AAA gun sites amidst an entire North Vietnamese division. Fields—call sign Streetcar 304—was the first to roll in and destroyed the target with a direct hit. Three AAA guns began to fire, but, following his wingman, he rolled in again. This time many more AAA guns opened up and Fields was shot down. For more information, visit – www.kennywaynefields.com

Monday August 18th, author and publicist Nikki Leigh interviewed Dave Richardson about his book and his experiences in Vietnam. To listen or to download your own copy, click the link above.

As a follow up, Nikki Leigh interviewed Dave Richardson and Kenny Fields on August 25th. The second interview was a chance to talk with the rescue pilot and the survivor about what happened during those 40 hours, in the air and on the ground. To listen to the show or to download your own copy, click the link below.

Veterans, teachers, aviation buffs, family members of military personnel, history buffs and many of others enjoyed these shows. They can be a way to start a conversation about the war, help family members understand about their loved ones time in the war, give students a first hand account from the men who lived through this rescue and others and many other people can benefit from these shows.

The content in the shows is just the beginning. To learn the full story from both of these men, read both books and get both perspectives of these pulse pounding experiences and edge of your seat action. Vietnam Air Rescues by Dave Richardson and Rescue of Streetcar 304 by Kenny Fields are both for sale on Amazon.com and other booksellers. You can also order autographed copies from the authors if you prefer. Feel free to contact Nikki Leigh for more information at nikki_leigh22939@yahoo.com. To read a sample from Dave Richardson’s book Vietnam Air Rescues – visit http://www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm. This ebook contains excerpts from Vietnam Air Rescues and it contains all the details for Dave’s first rescue. Download your free copy today.

A reminder about the show this afternoon and information about Hugh Ballou’s tour stop today.


Last Monday, I hosted Dave Richardson on my radio show and I had a great time asking him questions and I’ve gotten very good feedback about the show. This week, I’ll talk with Dave Richardson and Kenny Fields – the last man he rescued in Vietnam. It is a harrowing rescue on paper and I have a feeling we will learn much more on air. You are invited to listen online or call in with questions for Dave and/or Kenny. They have both written books about their experiences – one from the air and one from the ground. Here is the information you need to join us and if you can’t be with us Monday, go to the site to download one or both shows to listen to later. Interview on BlogTalkRadio with Nikki Leigh www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh 3:00 – 4:00 EST – Call in number (347) 215-8201

Wayne Hulbert interviews Hugh Ballou and he posts a review for Transforming Power at http://www.blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

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On the 18th, Nikki Leigh interviewed Dave Richardson, author of Vietnam Air Rescues on BlogTalkRadio with Nikki www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh. The book is about his experiences as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. On Monday, the 25th at 3:00, Dave will return to the show along with, Kenny Fields, one of the men he rescued. Call in number is (347) 215-8201. You don’t want to miss this one as the two of them share the rescue details with Nikki Leigh. Callers will have the chance to call in and ask questions.

For a preview of Dave’s book, download a free sampler which includes excerpts from the book and the complete first rescue story. The sampler can be downloaded at http://www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad
Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours
www.theinkslinger.net


On the 18th, Nikki Leigh interviewed Dave Richardson, author of Vietnam Air Rescues on BlogTalkRadio with Nikki www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh. The book is about his experiences as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. On Monday, the 25th at 3:00, Dave will return to the show along with, Kenny Fields, one of the men he rescued. Call in number is (347) 215-8201. You don’t want to miss this one as the two of them share the rescue details with Nikki Leigh. Callers will have the chance to call in and ask questions.

For a preview of Dave’s book, download a free sampler which includes excerpts from the book and the complete first rescue story. The sampler can be downloaded at http://www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad
Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours
www.theinkslinger.net

Wednesday August 20

Visit http://readersstation.ning.com/group/promotionalauthorinterviews to read my promotional interview with Hugh Ballou. Learn more about the things he does to promote his books and his business.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html For full tour details, visit

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWERTransforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE. TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Follow Me on Twitter – www.twitter.com/litekepr

On Monday, August 18th, Nikki Leigh is interviewing author Dave Richardson to talk about his book, Vietnam Air Rescues http://www.blogtalk radio.com/nikkileigh at 3:00 EST. Call-in Number: (347) 215-8201. On Monday, August 25, she’ll interview Dave Richardson (the helicopter pilot) again and Kenny Fields (the last man he rescued). Both shows will be great and be there with them live.

Make sure to download a free sampler from Dave’s book before the show. The sampler includes excerpts from Dave’s book and the complete first rescue. You might want to have the sampler while you listen to these interviews because it has a couple of maps that will help you see what’s happening. The sampler can be downloaded at www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

At 6 pm EST, Hugh Ballou will visit The Success Hour with Coach Camille. Visit her show at http://www.blogtalk radio.com/ Coach-Camille to listen as they discuss his background, his books and his work. The call in number for the show is (347) 326-9317. They would love to hear from you.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at
www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312

For full tour details, visit
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWERTransforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE. TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Follow Me on Twitter – www.twitter.com/litekepr


What changed the mind of this retired military pilot turned school teacher to write his book Vietnam Air Rescues? Stop by Great New Books that are a Must Read http://newgreatbooks.blogspot.com/ on Monday, August 11, to learn the history behind author Dave Richardson‘s’ fascinating new book. Make sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy too.

On Tuesday, August 12, the tour stops at Mommy Reviewed http://mommyreviewed.blogspot.com/ for an inside sneak peek into Vietnam Air Rescues with an excerpt hand selected for your enjoyment.

Feel free to ask questions or leave a comment at every stop on the tour to increase your chances to win a copy of this exciting book.

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad
Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours
www.theinkslinger.net


What changed the mind of this retired military pilot turned school teacher to write his book Vietnam Air Rescues? Stop by Great New Books that are a Must Read http://newgreatbooks.blogspot.com/ on Monday, August 11, to learn the history behind author Dave Richardson‘s’ fascinating new book. Make sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy too.

On Tuesday, August 12, the tour stops at Mommy Reviewed http://mommyreviewed.blogspot.com/ for an inside sneak peek into Vietnam Air Rescues with an excerpt hand selected for your enjoyment.

Feel free to ask questions or leave a comment at every stop on the tour to increase your chances to win a copy of this exciting book.

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad
Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours
www.theinkslinger.net

Hugh Ballou and I were discussing how questionable economic times bring out the best and worst in leaders. It’s the sort of situation that reveals the best leaders. Today, he shares his thoughts on the need for strong leaders in bad economic times on my blogs that feature current events that tie into the subject of books. Read more at – http://currenteventsinbooks.blogspot.com/

Sunday August 10

Today we begin a four day event with author, Joyce Anthony, on her blog. Each day, Sunday through Wednesday she will share different information about Hugh Ballou. Feel free to drop by to learn more and you are welcome to ask questions at any of the tour stops. Hugh would like to hear from you. Joyce’s blog address is – http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/. Today she focuses on details about Hugh Ballou.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. Book information is available at http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Power-Transformational-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/0881775312 For full tour details, visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion