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Press Releases from Blooming Twig Books (26 total)

Reissue of Award Winning Biography of Doc Watson Coincides with Unveiling of Sta …

New York, NY—Coinciding with the installation and unveiling of a commemorative statue of guitarist Doc Watson in Boone, NC, Blooming Twig Books is reissuing “Blind but Now I See.” This is a no-holds barred biography of the legendary guitarist’s life and career. The book was researched for more than six years, and provides the first ever comprehensive look into the folk music icon’s life. “Blind but Now I See” also

Awards Contest Recognizes Outstanding Books

New York, NY – Please Use this for Children and Not for War and Guns by Cynthia Blomquist Gustavson has been selected as a Finalist in the 2011 Indie Excellence Awards in the category of “Poetry.” The Indie Excellence Awards are reserved for the “best of the best” in books published in various genres. The criteria for recognition are stringent and include overall excellence in presentation. This award celebrates the

Book of Poetry by Oklahoma Native Touches on Current Societal Issues

New York City– March 2, 2011 – In the past two weeks a battle has been waged in the state of Wisconsin over the bargaining power of unions. To help remedy the looming $3.6 billion budget deficit, the Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill stripping most public workers of their collective bargaining rights. Public workers include many whom society depends on to teach and nurture their children, such as librarians

Doc Watson Statue to Be Placed In Downtown Boone

The Downtown Boone Development Association (DBDA) is erecting a statue of Doc Watson on King Street in Boone. The statue is to commemorate Doc in the town he got his musical start in. Doc Watson’s only request is that the statue read “Doc Watson: Just one of the people.” In Blind But Now I See, the no-holds-barred account of Doc Watson's life and career, Doc’s experiences in Boone are retold,

Illustrated Story Teaches Children about Acceptance and Tolerance

New York City– February 18, 2011 – Bullying of the 21st century has entered the digital age. Bullies are handing in their fists, picking up keyboards, and using the Internet as the new schoolyard for bullying. People used to see bullies as those who physically attack other children but now, with the internet, cyber bullying has formed. Cyber bullying allows bullies to prey on the emotional vulnerability

Robert Plant is Latest Performer Added to Merlefest Lineup

Robert Plant has been added to the Merlefest lineup. Plant will be playing with his new band, Band of Joy, which released an album in the fall of 2010 that they are busy promoting. The history of Merlefest, the bluegrass music festival founded by Doc Watson in honor of his departed son Merle, is explained in Blind But Now I See, the no-holds-barred account of Doc Watson's life and career.

“Long Term Care is one of the Fastest Growing Medical Fields. Find out how to …

Baby Boomers are reaching the age when they need long term care, and many do not have financial plans in place to cover its cost. This can become a burden on the entire family, and most people do not know what financial options are available to them. Medicare and Medicaid are difficult to understand, and available benefits go unused. Recently there have been many drastic changes involving Medicare, Medicaid,

“Health Radio Guest Speaker Discusses New Book and the Benefits of the Triad o …

NEW YORK CITY — February 7, 2011 Dr. Roselle’s new book Your Health is a Do-It-To-Yourself Program introduces the Triad of Health, which incorporates structural, chemical, and emotional aspects of the individual’s life while describing how.each piece can act as a building block to achieve unprecedented levels of wellness. However, when neglected or stressed, these aspects will cause functional deterioration, incapacity, and pathology. Dr. Roselle’s primary theme is that

Live Chat with Chairman Of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Jim Lauderdale

On February 1st, the Merlefest Facebook page hosted a live chat with Jim Lauderdale, chairman of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. The winner performs live at Merlefest, the bluegrass music festival founded by Doc Watson in honor of his departed son Merle. In Blind But Now I See, the no-holds-barred account of Doc Watson's life and career, Dr. Kent Gustavson reveals more about Doc’s relationship with Merle and

“You Can Meet Your New Year’s Health Resolutions—Find out How in New Book …

NEW YORK CITY — January 29, 2011 You can achieve your New Year’s Resolutions to become healthier, and the new book by Dr. Roselle shows you how. Using the concept of the Triad of Health—structural, chemical, and emotional—you can achieve total wellness. Each aspect is a building block that when neglected or stressed will cause functional deterioration, incapacity, and pathology. The program shows you how to stop this, and improve

Bluegrass Legend Doc Watson to Perform with David Holt Jan. 15

Doc Watson will once again play with David Holt at the Newberry Opera House located in Newberry, South Carolina. Blending traditional Appalachian music with blues, Doc Watson always impresses at his live shows, leaving fans wanting more. Blind But Now I See, written by Dr. Kent Gustavson, follows Doc through the hardships of touring as a solo act as well as with other musicians. This first-ever biography of the folk

Singer Abigail Washburn Calls Doc Watson’s Music Something Truly American

In a recent Tiny Desk Concert on NPR, singer Abigail Washburn talked about how Doc Watson’s music, specifically his LP of ‘Shady Grove,’ inspired her to pick up her banjo and tour the East Coast. She called his music, “Something truly American,” and is something she can be “proud of.” In Blind But Now I See, written by Dr. Kent Gustavson, provides a comprehensive and critical look at the

New Book by Nationally Known Author Empowers Readers to Take Control of their He …

“Health is a Do-It-To-Yourself program” New book by nationally-known doctor and lecturer aims to teach personal wellness through proven methods other than expensive and sometimes needless drugs and surgery. NEW YORK CITY — December 7, 2010 An introduction into the field of integrative care for current and prospective patients and practitioners from all disciplines, Your Health is a Do-It-To-Yourself Program looks at the wellness paradigm from the concept of the Triad

9/11 Pentagon Attack Survivor Discusses His Experience on Blog Talk Radio

When the Pentagon was attacked on 9-11, 184 heroes as little as 10 feet away from author Dan Holdridge were killed. Holdridge relates every detail of the attack and his suspenseful escape, as well as the angel who rescued him from the Pentagon that day. He weaves the stories of colorful family members and a country childhood into the horrible events of 9-11. Pentagon Prayer is a journey through surviving

Survey Reflects a Large Number of Today’s Youths Show Interest in Entrepreneur …

NEW YORK CITY — November 23, 2010 — The Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2010, a Harris Interactive online poll conducted on for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, revealed that 40 percent of youth show a great interest in becoming an entrepreneur. A number of those surveyed believed hard work can make them successful in an entrepreneurial or nonprofit venture. While education and determination are essential to becoming a success, learning to become a successful leader

Dan Holdridge, Survivor of 9/11 Pentagon Attacks to Attend Local Book Signing

In “Pentagon Prayer,” Dan Holdridge shares his personal experience on 9/11/01 and how he survived our nation’s worst tragedy while learning his purpose of life. NEW YORK CITY — November 17, 2010 — “A cigarette and a clipboard saved my life” begins Dan Holdridge’s book, Pentagon Prayer. Standing only ten feet from the blast of a commercial airliner crashing into the Pentagon, the author shares his personal experience on 9/11/01 to offer

Legendary Guitarist Doc Watson Ranks 12th on Gibson.com’s Top 50 Acoustic Guit …

Gibson.com is counting down the Top 50 Acoustic Guitarists of All Time. The results come from votes by Gibson’s editorial team, writing staff and the readers. They have ranked legendary flatpicking guitarist Doc Watson as the 12th Best Acoustic Guitarist of All Time. Blooming Twig Books has just released “Blind But Now I See,” (www.docwatsonbook.com) a no-holds barred biography of Doc Watson’s life and career. Written by Dr. Kent

Co-Founder of the First Dot-Com Agency Participates in Library Benefit

Brad Szollose attends charity book signing, while promoting his recently released book Liquid Leadership NEW YORK CITY — November 2, 2010 — Liquid Leadership author Brad Szollose will attend a multi-author book signing, where 20% of the proceeds from books purchased at the book signing or in the store (with a voucher available at the library), will benefit the Annville Library (Annville, PA). This event will be held at the Lebanon

Survivor of Pentagon Attacks on 9/11 to Share His Inspirational Story with a Loc …

In “Pentagon Prayer,” Dan Holdridge shares his personal experience on 9/11/01 and how he survived our nation’s worst tragedy while learning his purpose of life. NEW YORK CITY — November 2, 2010 — All Americans remember where they were on September 11, 2001. When the Pentagon was attacked on 9-11, 184 heroes as little as 10 feet away from author Dan Holdridge were killed. Now, Dan travels the country delivering high

Survivor of Pentagon Attacks on 9/11 Visits New York to Share His Experience wit …

In “Pentagon Prayer,” Dan Holdridge shares his personal experience on 9/11/01 and how he survived our nation’s worst tragedy while learning his purpose of life. NEW YORK CITY — October 26, 2010 — September 11, 2010 marked the 9th anniversary of the tragedy that united our nation and opened our eyes. “You don’t have to live through a terrorist attack to learn from one,” writes Dan Holdridge in the first major

Remembering Merle Watson, Son of Legendary Guitarist Doc Watson, on the 25th Ann …

NEW YORK, N.Y. – October 23rd marked the 25th anniversary of Merle Watsons death. Eddy Merle Watson died October 23, 1985 when his tractor rolled over on a steep hillside near his home in Caldwell County N.C. Merle began performing with his father, legendary flatpicking guitarist Doc Watson, in 1964 and would continue touring and recording with him until his death in 1985. Blooming Twig Books has just released “Blind

Improved SAT test preparation to reach higher scores

Rock the Test is the only solutions manual on the market that gives the solutions to all 8 official practice tests from The College Board's Official SAT Study Guide. NEW YORK CITY – October 14, 2010 – Now in its 3rd revised and updated edition, Rock the Test includes math, critical reading and writing solutions to help students using the College Board's guide. The authors have been using this companion volume

Local Author and 9/11 Survivor to Share His Experience with the Community

In “Pentagon Prayer,” Dan Holdridge shares his personal experience on 9/11/01 and how he survived our nation’s worst tragedy while learning his purpose of life. NEW YORK CITY — October 7, 2010 — September 11, 2010 marked the 9th anniversary of the tragedy that united our nation and opened our eyes. “You don’t have to live through a terrorist attack to learn from one,” writes Dan Holdridge in the first major

Internet pioneer and executive to release book on new type of leadership in toda …

Brad Szollose, co-founder of the first dot-com agency to go public, explains Liquid Leadership - the management style to guide a multigenerational workforce in a competitive landscape. NEW YORK CITY — August 6, 2010 — It is time for Corporate America to step into the 21st century of Management - Gone is the old model of top-down hierarchy. A competitive landscape that is now global, a glut of information, a bumpy

Houston’s Funniest Person Delivers a Realistic Guide to Life: All Thoughts Hav …

Craig Price, Author of “Half a Glass: A Realist’s Guide reveals how to utilize the negative thoughts in productive ways like you never realized before; Author currently available for interviews. NEW YORK CITY — October 4, 2010 — Is negative thinking causing problems in your life? It may be because you’re not using all that negative thinking to your advantage! With Craig Price’s book Half a Glass: Do you look at

Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Legendary Guitarist Doc Watson’s Discovery

Dr. Kent Gustavson, Author of “Blind But Now I See” Reveals Never Before Released Details about Doc Watson, Seven-Time Grammy Award-Winning Guitarist; Author Currently Available for Interviews, Feature Stories and Speaking Engagements. NEW YORK, N.Y. – September 3 will mark the 50thh anniversary of Doc Watson’s discovery by Ralph Rinzler, Blooming Twig Books has just released “Blind But Now I See,” (www.docwatsonbook.com) a no-holds barred biography of the legendary

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