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Ann Boland

Ann Boland - Publicist

Chicago, IL, United States

Get you and your book noticed. Full author platform services, including website.

Overview

Need to get the word out about your book (newly published or not)? I provide public relations services for authors--websites, press releases, social media, tours, etc. My speciality is self-published and small press authors. My background is sales and marketing at the corporate level. I understand how to get things done on time and on budget.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Christian (Non-Fiction) Politics & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Poetry

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
January, 2012 – Present (almost 6 years)

Please see my cv at website

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Vanishing Points: Poems and Photographs of Texas Roadside Memorials

Sarah Cortez

Along Texas roadways rest thousands of contemplative shrines, usually marked by small, white metal crosses. Anchored by the stunning photography of roadside memorials by Dan Streck, this landmark book allows four poets to respond to the visual summons of roadside memorials with lyric intensity and eloquent ekphrasis: Larry D. Thomas, Jack B. Bedell, Sarah Cortez, and Loueva Smith. Graphic desi... read more

Along Texas roadways rest thousands of contemplative shrines, usually marked by small, white metal crosses. Anchored by the stunning photography of roadside memorials by Dan Streck, this landmark book allows four poets to respond to the visual summons of roadside memorials with lyric intensity and eloquent ekphrasis: Larry D. Thomas, Jack B. Bedell, Sarah Cortez, and Loueva Smith. Graphic desi... read more

Goodbye, Mexico: Poems of Remembrance

This anthology gathers the strong voices of accomplished poets reaching into and beyond nostalgia to remember, to honor, and to document through figurative imagery their experiences of Mexico and the vibrant border areas before the ravages of narco-violence. Locals Listen to the Mariachi Band at El Jardin in San Miguel You see their silhouettes along the stone wall or arm in arm below the glow... read more

This anthology gathers the strong voices of accomplished poets reaching into and beyond nostalgia to remember, to honor, and to document through figurative imagery their experiences of Mexico and the vibrant border areas before the ravages of narco-violence. Locals Listen to the Mariachi Band at El Jardin in San Miguel You see their silhouettes along the stone wall or arm in arm below the glow... read more

Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence

Sarah Cortez, Sergio Troncoso

Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library AssociationInternational Latino Book Award for Best Latino-focused Nonfiction Book (Bilingual)Finalist for ForeWord Review's Book of the Year Awards for Adult Nonfiction AnthologiesIn his essay lamenting the loss of the Tijuana of his youth, Richard Mora remembers festive nights on Avenida Revolucion, where tourists mingled with locals at b... read more

Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library AssociationInternational Latino Book Award for Best Latino-focused Nonfiction Book (Bilingual)Finalist for ForeWord Review's Book of the Year Awards for Adult Nonfiction AnthologiesIn his essay lamenting the loss of the Tijuana of his youth, Richard Mora remembers festive nights on Avenida Revolucion, where tourists mingled with locals at b... read more

Cold Blue Steel

Sarah Cortez

Cold Blue Steel contains fifty lyric poems set in the world of the urban street cop in Houston, the nation’s fourth largest metropolis. In the patrol car, at scenes of suicides and DOAs, in the overtime reality of aching feet and sweating torsos, the reader experiences the hard realities and unexpected luminosities of doing America’s most dangerous job.

Cold Blue Steel contains fifty lyric poems set in the world of the urban street cop in Houston, the nation’s fourth largest metropolis. In the patrol car, at scenes of suicides and DOAs, in the overtime reality of aching feet and sweating torsos, the reader experiences the hard realities and unexpected luminosities of doing America’s most dangerous job.

Walking Home: Growing Up Hispanic in Houston

Sarah Cortez

This ground-breaking, mixed genre memoir journeys from the soil of Texas farmland near Floresville to the shrimpers’ nets of the Gulf Coast, near Matagorda. Three generations of Hispanic families are viewed through the faith-filled lens of the miraculous and the poignancy of dreams never realized. The journey continues to mid-twentieth century Houston, where what is done is as powerful as that... read more

This ground-breaking, mixed genre memoir journeys from the soil of Texas farmland near Floresville to the shrimpers’ nets of the Gulf Coast, near Matagorda. Three generations of Hispanic families are viewed through the faith-filled lens of the miraculous and the poignancy of dreams never realized. The journey continues to mid-twentieth century Houston, where what is done is as powerful as that... read more

Riding Behind the Padre: Horseback Views from Both Sides of the Border

Richard Collins

Borderland immigration and drug trafficking are heated issues for most people living in the Southwest. But for Arizona rancher-author Richard Collins, who operates a 13,000 acre ranch near the Mexican border, they are a daily occurrence. Wanting to hear firsthand from those living and working in the middle of the action, Collins embarks on a horseback journey along the Arizona-Sonoran borderla... read more

Borderland immigration and drug trafficking are heated issues for most people living in the Southwest. But for Arizona rancher-author Richard Collins, who operates a 13,000 acre ranch near the Mexican border, they are a daily occurrence. Wanting to hear firsthand from those living and working in the middle of the action, Collins embarks on a horseback journey along the Arizona-Sonoran borderla... read more

Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love

Jack H. Emmott

Struck by polio at age six, Jack H. Emmott began learning the difficult spiritual lessons embodied in paralysis, shivering loneliness, and dark despair. Fortunately, Jack had help― people of all ages he calls his “Bending Angels,” those who have spread their wings of love and inspiration to walk the journey of faith as the devastated little boy became one of Houston’s celebrated attorneys, a l... read more

Struck by polio at age six, Jack H. Emmott began learning the difficult spiritual lessons embodied in paralysis, shivering loneliness, and dark despair. Fortunately, Jack had help― people of all ages he calls his “Bending Angels,” those who have spread their wings of love and inspiration to walk the journey of faith as the devastated little boy became one of Houston’s celebrated attorneys, a l... read more

Prayerful Passages: Asking God’s Help in Reconciliation, Separation, and Divorce

Jack H Emmott

In Prayerful Passages: Asking God's Help in Reconciliation, Separation, and Divorce (Outskirts Press, 2016), Jack H. Emmott, Jack H. Emmott, with profound clarity, helps faithful people struggling in their marriage to find the words they need to pray, and the Divine Presence and power they need in challenging life circumstances. I believe God has used Jack Emmott as a powerful instrument to br... read more

In Prayerful Passages: Asking God's Help in Reconciliation, Separation, and Divorce (Outskirts Press, 2016), Jack H. Emmott, Jack H. Emmott, with profound clarity, helps faithful people struggling in their marriage to find the words they need to pray, and the Divine Presence and power they need in challenging life circumstances. I believe God has used Jack Emmott as a powerful instrument to br... read more

Citizen Warrior - The 4th Branch

J Thomas Rompel

Carter Thompson saves the life of a retired Delta Force Colonel and his family in a vicious terrorist attack. Afterwards, the two new friends learn of an elderly couple on the U.S./Mexico border terrorized by a faction of the Mexican cartel. Because the politically correct federal government ignores the senior’s pleas for help, the pair decides they must act. In the process, they discover a si... read more

Carter Thompson saves the life of a retired Delta Force Colonel and his family in a vicious terrorist attack. Afterwards, the two new friends learn of an elderly couple on the U.S./Mexico border terrorized by a faction of the Mexican cartel. Because the politically correct federal government ignores the senior’s pleas for help, the pair decides they must act. In the process, they discover a si... read more

King of Doubt

Peter Gibb

In a small town on the west coast of Scotland, five-year-old Peter Gibb trades his soul to the devil in a futile attempt to win the approval of classmates, teachers, and parents. Follow the story of Peter's humorous but desperate struggle to find a way out of the dungeons of doubt. An insightful tale of lost and found, King of Doubt grips you with tension as it warms you with heart. Anyone who... read more

In a small town on the west coast of Scotland, five-year-old Peter Gibb trades his soul to the devil in a futile attempt to win the approval of classmates, teachers, and parents. Follow the story of Peter's humorous but desperate struggle to find a way out of the dungeons of doubt. An insightful tale of lost and found, King of Doubt grips you with tension as it warms you with heart. Anyone who... read more

Pastor Unique

Lavern E. Brown, Gordon E. Penfold, Gary J. Westra

ADVANCED PRAISE FOR PASTOR UNIQUE: Becoming a Turnaround Leader Each year thousands of books are written, published, and distributed. Few are really significant works. Pastor Unique is, in my view, a significant book. - Gary L. McIntosh, D.Min., Ph.D. Talbot Seminary, Biola University Helping pastors understand themselves and their role is crucial and fundamental. So is training them in the ta... read more

ADVANCED PRAISE FOR PASTOR UNIQUE: Becoming a Turnaround Leader Each year thousands of books are written, published, and distributed. Few are really significant works. Pastor Unique is, in my view, a significant book. - Gary L. McIntosh, D.Min., Ph.D. Talbot Seminary, Biola University Helping pastors understand themselves and their role is crucial and fundamental. So is training them in the ta... read more

The Diabetic Wine Lover's Guide

Theodore Berland

You go to the doctor complaining that you haven't felt quite right lately, that you've had headaches and blurred vision, that you're fatigued, and that your mouth feels parched all the time. The doc performs a few tests and comes back with some bad news diabetes. The news gets even worse when the doctor gives you a lengthy list of foods you need to avoid. Right at the top is alcohol. That mean... read more

You go to the doctor complaining that you haven't felt quite right lately, that you've had headaches and blurred vision, that you're fatigued, and that your mouth feels parched all the time. The doc performs a few tests and comes back with some bad news diabetes. The news gets even worse when the doctor gives you a lengthy list of foods you need to avoid. Right at the top is alcohol. That mean... read more

Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing

Lee Gant

In her inspiring book, Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing, master knitter, teacher, and widely published knitwear designer Lee Gant shares real-life stories about the power of knitting.As an employee of three different yarn stores, a teacher of countless knitting classes, and a volunteer with at-risk youth, Lee has had the opportunity to gather diverse stories.The stories Le... read more

In her inspiring book, Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing, master knitter, teacher, and widely published knitwear designer Lee Gant shares real-life stories about the power of knitting.As an employee of three different yarn stores, a teacher of countless knitting classes, and a volunteer with at-risk youth, Lee has had the opportunity to gather diverse stories.The stories Le... read more

The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico's Drug War

Ricardo C. Ainslie

The city of Juárez is ground zero for the drug war that is raging across Mexico and has claimed close to 60,000 lives since 2007. Almost a quarter of the federal forces that former President Felipe Calderón deployed in the war were sent to Juárez, and nearly 20 percent of the country's drug-related executions have taken place in the city, a city that can be as unforgiving as the hardest places... read more

The city of Juárez is ground zero for the drug war that is raging across Mexico and has claimed close to 60,000 lives since 2007. Almost a quarter of the federal forces that former President Felipe Calderón deployed in the war were sent to Juárez, and nearly 20 percent of the country's drug-related executions have taken place in the city, a city that can be as unforgiving as the hardest places... read more

Eleven Regrets

Mel Anderson

She grew up the second of sixteen children in the high desert of Southern California. But for Melissa, childhood was anything but fun in the sun. For as long as she can remember, she and her siblings were subject to harrowing physical, sexual, and emotional abuse by their own parents—a devastating betrayal by the people meant to love and care for them most. In order to protect the family secre... read more

She grew up the second of sixteen children in the high desert of Southern California. But for Melissa, childhood was anything but fun in the sun. For as long as she can remember, she and her siblings were subject to harrowing physical, sexual, and emotional abuse by their own parents—a devastating betrayal by the people meant to love and care for them most. In order to protect the family secre... read more

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