The Quivering Pen: My First Time

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If you want to hear about how I got my first book deal, check out my article on The Quivering Pen (the blog of acclaimed writer David Abrams). Link: The Quivering Pen: My First Time: Michael Anthony

Sales Pitch for the New Book…

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I’ve been thinking about a few ways to pitch the new book. Here’s a couple I’m working on, shoot me an email and let me know which one you think works the best. The Sales Pitch In this dark humored War Memoir, Iraq veteran Michael Anthony discusses his return home from war and how he turned to the Pick-Up Artist …

Civilianized: Book Endorsements

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Here are a few of the endorsements that Civilianized has received so far: Praise “Civilianized has the introspection of a literary memoir and the narrative momentum of a novel.” –Booklist “[T]his at-times darkly comic memoir serves as an important reminder of the human cost of America’s involvement in overseas conflicts. . . An intense memoir.” –Kirkus Reviews “Michael Anthony writes …

NEW BOOK!!!

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Hey Everyone! I wanted to let you know that my new book is officially for sale and available for Pre-Order. The title is: Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir. It’s a story about my homecoming from Iraq and some of the struggles I faced (though it’s a bit darker, and funnier than it might sound/seem). Here’s the text from the jacket: …

How to Use Military Strategy for Book Promotion…

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Having a sustainable career as a writer is challenging. You cannot be a successful author if you don’t have any readers. There are many ways to reach your audience even without a publicist and this can only happen by implementing a good strategy. Did you know that you can also use the art of warfare in business situations like book …

Thought For the Day – Chuck Palahniuk (PTSD and scars)

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This quote summarizes any veteran with PTSD. It’s easier to remember your friend who died in a mortar attack–the smell of their blood, the feeling of them in your arms, their look on their faces, the sound of their dying breaths–than it is for a person to remember their high school sweetheart, or a good time camping with friends. This is …

Veteran’s Day: Are you the type of person that’s worth dying for?

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Here’s the thing about Veteran’s Day … and what has me so bitter today… There’s an implicit agreement between veterans and civilians: As Veterans our job is to fight and die for our country and countrymen; as civilians, your job to make sure that our country is worth fighting and dying for. And honestly, as of late, when I read …

Thought for the day – JFK

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On a day like today, Election Day, it’s important to remember that we are the United States of America. We may not always agree on things, but no matter who wins today, we need to do out best to find ways to work together.