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Murder Or Suicide — You Be The Judge!

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
903.654.0938 Direct
281.333.3507 Office
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Denver, CO. Vincent van Gogh’s death in July 1890 has always been believed to have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound into his belly. This 19th-century suicide theory has come under recent scrutiny when TIME magazine, on their October 31, 2011, cover, asked the question, “Who Killed van Gogh?” and then followed up with their culture cover, “Was van Gogh’s Death Really a Suicide?”

I. Kaufman Arenberg, MD, a prominent (retired) ear surgeon, has been publishing on van Gogh ever since he wrote a cover-featured “Special Communication” article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). This report, whose publication coincided with the 100th anniversary of Vincent’s death in July 1990, corrected the old misdiagnosis for Vin-cent’s noteworthy “attacks”—attributing them to an inner-ear disease (Meniere’s disease) and not to epilepsy. He never believed at that time that van Gogh committed suicide.

Now, from that same doctor, comes another stunner: His analysis and new, 21st-century fo-rensic evidence strongly suggests the artist was a victim of murder.

In his new book, Killing Vincent: The Man, the Myth and the Murder, Arenberg invites readers to examine the evidence he’s unearthed since the JAMA article was published, while calling for a more thorough look into this cold case using 21st-century forensic simulations and reenactments with the same antique revolver that might have been used in the murder, vin-tage black powder bullets and FBI ballistic gel.

Arenberg has continued his groundbreaking research to this day and, in his book, he shares the evidence he’s unearthed since his revelations in 1990. Arenberg says his research strongly suggests that the artist may have been murdered and that an elaborate scheme was concocted to make it appear that he committed suicide.

Did van Gogh take his own life in a fit of madness? Or did something much more sinister happen to one of the world’s greatest visionaries?

“Everyone is fascinated and intrigued by the iconic Vincent,” said Arenberg. “But when you substitute premeditated murder and an elaborate cover-up, then add to that an intriguing ro-mantic twist that could provide a motive for his murder—you will really have everyone’s atten-tion!”

Killing Vincent also features interactive elements, including social media platforms as well as a website, allowing readers to interact on a dedicated forum and discuss various theories about van Gogh’s life and death.
Arenberg, a noted author of medical works, now takes his first stab at nonfiction. He has served on the boards of several peer-reviewed journals and was made the youthful Associate Editor of the AMA Archives of Otolaryngology in 1968. He has edited six books, published 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and published or presented more than 500 abstracts, papers or book chapters on ear diseases, hearing, balance and tinnitus, and specifically Meniere’s disease. He has lectured extensively in many countries and was a visiting professor at many distinguished medical schools and teaching hospitals. He founded and ran three nonprofit organizations and has been awarded three international gold medal honor awards.
To learn more, check out the intriguing and in-depth website, www.killingvincent.com. This website also features an ongoing, interactive forum and other interactive elements, including social media platforms that allow readers to interact and discuss various theories about van Gogh’s life and death with the author. Note: You can immediately view the TOC, Foreword, Preface and Chapter One on the website.

Killing Vincent: The Man, the Myth and the Murder
Available Immediately at:
Amazon.com – Kindle E-Book, Paperback Color or B&W
Ingram Spark Distribution – Color Hardcover, Libraries, Mortar/Online Book Retailers

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Testimonial for Ascot Media Group from author, Frank Romano

Ascot Media, notably with Trish and Kimberly, provides a heavy weight one-two punch for promoting authors. They don’t waste time and improved exposure of my book by 500% as well as found interviews as early as the very day I signed a contract with them. In performing essential publicist tasks for me, their work has helped to propel my book, “Love and Terror in the Middle East” to world class status, through mainstream TV, radio interviews, as well as reviews. That has happened also due to their follow-up promotional efforts, etc. during my world author tours (visiting at least 36 US states, Montreal, Canada, and other regions). They are absolutely relentless in their promotional efforts and are very diligent in returning communications (usually that same day and even the same hour). Finally, Ascot Media has several very reasonable packages, and Trish, its owner, stretches her already very flexible business practices to craft a custom-made package for customers and works with them very, very closely to assure her promotional efforts will be very successful. And they always are!!

Dr. Frank Romano, (PhD Sorbonne University, Paris, France)
Professor: University of Paris, France Member of the California and French Bars
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Leo Fender – The Man Whose Invention Lead The Way For Rock And Roll

[By Phyllis Fender] Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World (Hardcover)【2017】by Phyllis Fender (Author) (Hardcover)
Monica Foster
Senior Publicist
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
Direct: 713.446.8815
Phone: 281.333.3507
Fax: 832.569.5539
mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com
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Leo Fender – The Man Whose Invention Lead The Way For Rock And Roll

Fullerton, CA ― The world occasionally produces one of those rare thinkers whose name becomes iconic.

Thomas Edison lit up the world; Albert Einstein profoundly altered the study of physics; Walt Disney reimagined entertainment; and Leo Fender invented the electric guitar.

Fender grew up in Fullerton, California, where his interest in electronics lead him to open his own radio repair shop in 1938. It wasn’t long before musicians and band leaders turned to him for help in repairing their equipment.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Fender’s revolutionary guitar, the Fender Stratocaster, has been the preference of world-renowned musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Jeff Beck — to name a few.

While his name is synonymous with fist-pumping rock and roll sound, in reality, Fender was a shy, unassuming inventor who was nearly deaf and had one glass eye.

In 1946 he founded Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company — the launch pad for his most iconic designs — and later on, G&L Musical Instruments.

And now, his wife Phyllis Fender gives readers a memory-filled look into the wonderful world of this quiet genius in the book, Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World. The book was co-written by Randall Bell, Ph.D., who grew up in Fender’s neighborhood and whose father was the head of the R&D department at Fender’s company.

Fender’s game-changing contributions to the music world have been widely recognized. He was presented with the Country Music Association Pioneer Award in 1981; was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock Walk of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His accomplishments were also acknowledged with a Technical Grammy Award in 2009. Fender died in 1991.

Today, Fender is a household name. But the quirky, shy inventor never lived large or flaunted his fame. He lived in a mobile home, even after selling his company for $300 million (in today’s dollars). His daily routines and obsessions made him truly fascinating, and thanks to his enduring instruments, Fender’s legacy forever lives on.

Author Phyllis Fender volunteers at the Fullerton Museum where she shares with visitors stories about her life with Leo. She also serves as the Honorary Chairman of G&L. Twenty-two years ago, two different doctors told Phyllis that she had six months to live. Today, both of those doctors are dead, and she is here to finally tell this remarkable story.

LEO FENDER: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World
Leadership Institute Press
Released: November 2017
ISBN-10: 0996793143
ISBN-13: 978-0996793148
Available at: http://amzn.to/2pyi34i

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Blood in the Desert: Only The Unwavering Power Of Love And Faith Can Overcome Persecution

Mary Beth Smith
Park Cities Publishing
214-725-2823
mbsmith@parkcitiespublishing.com

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Blood in the Desert: Only The Unwavering Power Of Love And Faith Can Overcome Persecution

Dallas, TX ― Religious persecution was an all-too cruel reality for early Christians in 294 A.D. The Roman Empire searched relentlessly for believers, torturing and killing some and selling others into slavery. It was a dark time for Miriam, an orphaned young woman now enslaved by a brutal Roman officer named Quintus. Miriam would endure unthinkable emotional and physical torture before being forced to bear the officer’s child, a heartache made worse when the baby, Philip, is born blind. In a fit of rage, the ruthless Quintus drives mother and child apart, casting them on perilous, separate paths.

C. Douglas Gordon’s debut novel, Blood in the Desert, follows Miriam and Philip as they each drift aimlessly toward their fate. In this portrait of the enduring supernatural power of love and faith in perilous times, the mysterious wolf Lupa appears, leading Miriam to her new destiny, while Philip is taken in by nomadic traders. Their dramatic journeys through the treacherous devotions of early Christendom illuminate the risks and rewards of faith in the years before Emperor Constantine found a powerful ally in Yesua and changed the course of history. Until then, all the things modern Christians take for granted — institutions, buildings, meeting spaces and even the gathered texts that make up the New Testament — were nonexistent for hundreds of years following the death and resurrection of Christ.

Dallas businessman C. Douglas Gordon has translated his organizational and management skills to the task of bringing detail-oriented research to his novels. Inspired by his older brother’s deep faith, Doug honors his memory by exploring the roots of Christianity from its earliest appearances in history and through its years of torment and challenge.

Doug’s series, You Left in Me the Faith, seeks to shed light on the formative period that gave birth to the Church as we know it today. Years of effort have produced an exciting first novel, Blood in the Desert. Doug creates fictional characters whose lives interact with and are impacted by real historical events and figures of the day. Readers can’t help but be amazed that Christianity survived at all. The second novel in the series, The Twelve Coins, is currently in progress.

For more information, please visit www.CDouglasGordon.com.

Blood in the Desert
Park Cities Publishing
Released: 2017
Available at www.Amazon.com.
ISBN-10: 0996853839
ISBN-13: 978-0996853835

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The Final Day: When Love Of Country Becomes The Driving Force That Unites All Citizens Against Tyranny

The Final Day: A Novel (A John Matherson Novel) by [Forstchen, William R.]

The Final Day by New York Times best-selling author William R. Forstchen gives a chilling glimpse into an America ripped apart by both an EMP attack and a government hell bent on surrendering parts of the nation to foreign countries.

With our nation still at odds over the result of the presidential election, military historian Bill Forstchen offers something for both sides of the political aisle in a riveting plot that has citizens united in an attempt to preserve a beloved America. While The Final Day is third in the riveting John Matherson series, the first has already been optioned for a movie by Warner Brothers.

Bill Forstchen makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him, or forward a copy of the book for a review from you. If you’d like to run this story, I’d be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you.

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 – Main
281.324.2180 – Office
www.ascotmedia.com

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The Final Day: When Love Of Country Becomes The Driving Force That Unites All Citizens Against Tyranny

“Like its two predecessors in the Matherson series, this new novel entertainingly blends folksy and sophisticated, small-town nostalgia and sharp futurism…a thoughtfully rendered, richly detailed investigation into the ‘What if.'”
—Kirkus Reviews, on The Final Day

Black Mountain, NC – Fans of John Matherson and his fierce brand of patriotism were thrilled when The Final Day, third in the series by New York Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen, was recently released by Forge Books.

Months before publication, Forstchen’s One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. Film rights to that novel have already been optioned by Warner Bros. The riveting story of our nation’s struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and death was followed closely by the acclaimed One Year After, continuing the Matherson saga.

The Final Day picks up after John Matherson and his community defeat the designs of the alleged federal government. Now they have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order existing prior to the EMP attack. When the government announces that it is ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico, General Bob Scales is sent to confront Matheson. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what’s left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states.

General Scales is John’s former commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days. Where do his loyalties fall? Might he be the crucial turning point in the quest for an America that is again united? When news breaks that members of the federal government knew an EMP attack was coming long before it hit, the government might get exactly what it fears: revolution.

William R. Forstchen is the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. Forstchen is currently a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina.

For more information, please visit http://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765376732

The Final Day
Forge Books
Available at fine booksellers and online outlets
ISBN: 9780765376732
Ebook: 978-0-7653-7673-2
January 2017

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TIP SHEET

Publishers Weekly, on One Second After: “An entertaining apocalyptic thriller.”

Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author, on One Second After:
“Forstchen is the prophet of a new Dark Age. The wise will listen.”

Possible interview questions:

• The frightening specifics about EMP
• An EMP attack: merely a sci-fi story or a reality?
• The societal impact of an EMP attack
• Hour-by-hour, day-by-day, month-by-month details on the effect an EMP attack would have on a community
• What, if anything, can be done to protect ourselves and our country against an EMP attack
• Why Dr. Forstchen decided to write the John Matherson series
• Speaker Newt Gingrich’s influence on One Second After
• The research Dr. Forstchen did to write the John Matherson series, and why he found what he discovered so disturbing
• Why he decided to make One Second After so personal by setting it in his hometown and using characters, including a daughter, based on people he knows
• Why he has been selected to submit a breakdown on the impact of an EMP attack to an agency within the Pentagon
• Will Dr. Forstchen’s research be used to change Congressional policy and other lawmakers?
• How does this affect our national security? Is our government preparing for such a threat? If not, why?
• What American history has to do with the technological threats of today
• Discuss the current political environment and how our president-elect should be preparing to lead our national security
• Climate change (both sides of discussion)
• Anything related to survivalists and preppers
• Why this series is such a huge success; the “making of” (his background and what inspired him to write this)

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Fear, Love, And Secrets Abound In Scientist’s Riveting New Book, The Ice Merchant

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I would like to forward a copy of Dr. Paul Boor’s latest book, The Ice Merchant, in consideration of an interview or review from you. A scientist and professor at the nation’s highest-level, infectious Bio-Lab in Galveston, TX, Dr. Boor’s vast background adds even more realism to an already riveting plot. Just in time for everyone’s gift-giving list as the holidays approach…

Readers are chilled to the core as they journey back in time to 1889 Galveston, where a profitable ice merchant discovers he’s been duped ― unknowingly smuggling murdered young boys in between the ice, for experiments at the medical school. With masterful storytelling, the author blends thrills, romance and human weakness into a mix that makes one heck of a tale – impossible to put down!

Dr. Paul Boor makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him, or forward a review copy of the book. If you’d like to run this story, I’d be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you!

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
(281) 333-3507 Phone
(832) 569-5539 Fax
news@ascotmedianews.com
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Fear, Love, And Secrets Abound In Scientist’s Riveting New Book, The Ice Merchant

Galveston, TX ― Serious readers perfectly understand the advantage of well-written fiction: it’s an escape from whatever ails you, whenever it’s convenient. The Ice Merchant, Paul Boor’s newest novel, set in Galveston, TX in 1889, is a tale of the post-civil war ice trade, new medical schools, trafficking in corpses, the discovery of a cure for yellow fever, and a chilling reminder of our human frailties.

The story begins in 1889, when a shrewd Yankee ice merchant, Nicolas Van Horne, is carving out a profitable side-business. Deep in his ship’s icy hold, dozens of human cadavers lie between the huge blocks of ice. On this delivery, his first to Galveston’s new Medical School, Nicolas is enthralled by Galveston’s lady scientist Rene Keiller, but he also makes the ghastly discovery that he’s been trafficking in murdered boys.

It will take Rene’s help to eventually solve the puzzle his ice holds . . . but first he must overcome his personal demons, including morphine addiction, even as he becomes inextricably entangled in lovely Rene’s experimental work on the most dreaded killer of their time, yellow fever.

Paul Boor, M.D., is a scientist and professor at Galveston’s medical school, the oldest west of the Mississippi, and home to the highest-level, infectious Bio-Lab. His first novel, The Blood Notes of Peter Mallow, was a modern biomedical thriller acclaimed as “real, raw and on the edge.” In The Ice Merchant, Dr. Boor goes back in time to explore the history of medical research and the body trade, while spinning a tale of romance and human imperfection.

For more information, please visit: www.theicemerchant.com

The Ice Merchant
Publisher: Argo-Navis
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786754931
ISBN-13: 978-0786754939

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