Friday, November 9, 2018

Kicker by R Grey Hoover

R Grey Hoover is an Air Force veteran with a family tradition of military service that dates back to the American revolution. He wrote his book “Kicker the forgotten front” to honor his father and the other veterans of World War II who fought in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theatre.  During the war, the European and Pacific theatres got most of the supplies and media attention leaving the CBI theatre with the leftovers. Even in today’s media coverage of World War II the CBI theatre is never mentioned. The author’s book is an attempt to correct this gross oversight.


R Grey Hoover’s social media links, website, and Pinterest boards that honor veterans:


About Kicker: 
World War II is raging. A young father must choose between his family and duty to his country- a decision that could cost him everything.

Based on actual experiences of United States veterans and official military aviation history records from World War II, this is the thrilling story of a family’s journey into war. While his loved ones struggle with shortages and rationing at home, Sam endures relentless Japanese attacks against his unarmed aircraft over the treacherous mountains and torrid jungles of Asia. His job is to drop supplies to Merrill’s Marauders and over 750,000 allied soldiers fighting in the perilous jungles of Burma. If the enemy is not stopped, the American way of life will end.

If you like non-stop action with a touch of humor and romance and the chance to learn about the “forgotten front” of WWII, then this is the book for you.


Excerpt: 

April 4, 1944 - Dinjan Airbase, India


Sam and Bobby Joe were totally exhausted when they crawled into their charpoys. The harrowing events of the day had taken its toll on them physically and mentally. In spite of the heat and noise of the jungle, Sam felt the blessed relief of sleep approaching soon after his head hit the pillow. However, as he drifted off, a feeling of unease came over him. It was a feeling that something was wrong, not here in India, but at home. He didn’t know if he felt uneasy because he still hadn’t received mail from home or because of some unknown reason, but the feeling stayed with him until he finally succumbed to his exhaustion and slipped into a deep sleep.

Thankfully, his slumber was not disturbed by his recurring nightmare, and he slept soundly until the wee hours of the morning when he suddenly awoke not knowing what had disturbed him. A light rain was falling outside, and except for an occasional flash of distant lightning, the basha was in total darkness. He lay very still, listening to the sounds around him. He strained his hearing, but no sound came except for the steady breathing of the sleeping men around him. After several minutes, he relaxed, thinking his imagination was playing tricks on him. He was almost asleep again when he thought he detected a faint unfamiliar sound coming from somewhere in the basha. Once again, he listened intently, not sure he had heard anything; but then he heard the sound again—only this time it seemed closer, and he was sure it came from within the basha. He couldn’t quite place the sound, but it seemed like something soft brushing against an object. He listened closely, but all was silent. None of the other men in the basha stirred, and after an extended period of silence, he relaxed once again in anticipation of sleep.

He was in that dreamy state just before slumber when he felt the presence of something or someone nearby. Once again, his senses came to full alert, and he made a conscious effort not to move. He listened carefully, bringing all his senses to bear. He could see or hear nothing, and yet he was sure something was there. He was startled when someone at the other end of the room moved, but then all was silent once again. He was lying on his back, so he slowly moved his head to the right and scanned the darkness.

At first he saw nothing, but then attention was drawn to a slight movement at the foot of his bed. He couldn’t make out what it was. It appeared to be an undistinguishable shadow against the darker background of the room. As he watched, the shadow moved, and he held his breath as it silently glided along the side of his bed. There was no sound as it moved, and it slowly drew nearer and stopped near the head of his bed. He could tell that it was something large, but due to the extreme darkness, he was unable to see what it was. His instincts told him this was something dangerous and evil, and the hairs on the nape of his neck stood erect. At that moment, a distant flash of lightning faintly illuminated the scene, and in that instant of light, Sam could see the large form of a tiger standing beside him.

The animal’s head was enormous. Its eyes, momentarily reflecting light from the faraway lightning, gave the beast an evil, devil-like appearance. This was death incarnate staring directly at him.

Sam was frozen with fear, and his heart seemed to stop. His .45-caliber pistol hung on the wall not three feet away, and he cursed himself for not keeping it inside the mosquito netting with him. He knew the tiger could see that he was awake, and he feared any movement would cause it to attack. The animal stepped closer, and Sam could see its dim outline and smell its damp fur and the fetid odor of its breath. The tiger appeared to know its victim was helpless. The great beast took its time as it sniffed the mosquito netting as if testing its strength. Slowly it raised a huge paw and placed it against the puny impediment. The tiger’s claws caught in the netting, and with a mighty swipe, it ripped the flimsy material away from the bed.

Amazon Link  https://www.amazon.com/KICKER-Forgotten-Front-hardships-territory-ebook/dp/B0777TFVC4

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

BLOGGING WITH BEVERLEY: New Website Reveal

One of the best things about my job is getting the chance to not only make clients happy but also giving them hope in the many wonderous things that can be done.



PM Inc is happy to call Beverley Bateman a client and we look forward to continuing working with such a lovely lady.



#PMInc #Blessed



BLOGGING WITH BEVERLEY: New Website Reveal: Just over a year ago I revealed my new website. That was almost the last time I said anything about it. It looked fine, but it wasn’t us... 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Real Marketing For Organic Growth PT 5

Finding The Balance Between
Marketing And Everything Else


As many know one of the hardest parts to marketing is finding the time to do it. Sure we use programs like Social Pilot and Hootsuite to help us schedule post and share from different sites, but that is only a part of the work involved. We still have to be on the networks to like and share, interact with our followers and engage the users. This means we have to find a balance between everything else we do and marketing.

One tool you can use to accomplish this is Google Calendar or any calendar that helps you to keep track of what you do each day. Personalized Marketing Inc uses Google Calendar, we actually have a few of them. I personally have 3 primary calendars, one for #PMInc events, PM Inc Daily task and a personal one. I put all my family’s appointments, my appointments, church events and pretty much anything that is not work related on it. I then add the Personalized Marketing Inc daily task as a guest. This puts the event on the Private Calendar for PM Inc’s daily list. I always set the personal events to private so I do not worry about it appearing on the Public Version. The PM Inc Daily task is also set to private since we value our client’s privacy. The Primary Personalized Marketing Inc calendar is set to public, this calendar has live events that either I or PM Inc is represented at. We also include public events for our clients on this calendar.

So today’s task for Real Marketing for Organic Growth is to find time for Marketing.



Now you can choose to have just one calendar, however, you might decide that you want to start using your Smartphone’s Calendar to find the balance between life and marketing.

1   1. Setup or Get a calendar (You can use a desktop calendar, just make sure you always carry it with you)
Determine how many calendars you need. Remember only do the amount you are willing to dedicate time to add events to.

2   2. For each day of the week fill out your daily obligations
Include everything … Getting family up, doing breakfast, going to the store, doctor appointments, other obligations, writing time

Now that you have filled in everything else, look at it and see where you can find time for marketing. Don’t panic if you realize you only have 15 minutes on one day and 30 on another day. Consistent marketing is not the minutes you spent but taking time each week to do it.

Time To Start A New Habit


The average person takes 30 days to start a new habit, so for the next month, you are going to have to commit to not just filling out your schedule but sticking to it. Let’s say you see you have 30 minutes each day free, it might be different times each day but it’s there. Put in that slot, FOCUS ON MARKETING. This is the time that you are going to dedicate to just marketing. You are going to pick a social network, check your notifications, share fan post and see what they are up to.

Granted knowing your fans, focus groups, ages, locations, times they are on helps but that requires a bit more knowledge of Analytics.

Tools We Use:


Google Calendar
Google Drive
Canva https://www.canva.com/personalizedmarketinginc
Siteground https://www.siteground.com/recommended?referrer_id=7588908
RiteTag https://ritetag.com/hashtag-search


#PMInc #RealMarketing #OrganicGrowth

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