27 June, 2016

Interlude to Sentimental Me by Michael B. Judkins Book Spotlight with Guest Post! @MJudkins2 @iReadBookTours

Guest Post
If I can go back in time, where would I go? by Michael B. Judkins
If I can go back in time, I would go to the era of 1970’s. I love the disco era and what that period represented. First, let’s talk about why I love the 70’s. I love the music of disco, the freedom of people being themselves and allowing the music to create their universal and movement in life. Also, I have to admit, I love the fashion which includes bell bottoms, big hair, platform shoes (I have a pair that I bought for a 70’s party) and the silk shirts with big buttons on them. I get chills when I talk about this disco music and just want to dance in the living room with my dog all night.
Now, let’s get serious, besides the culture of the music, the 70’s era also was a pivotal moment for society as a whole bringing a period of togetherness following the challenging and graphic period of the 60’s (Woodstock, ending of the civil rights movement and two prominent leaders' assassinations- John F Kennedy/ Martin Luther King Jr)

In addition to the classic song “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” from the Rolling Stones, I can list a number of important social events that occurred in the 1960’s, however, just a few to give you the feeling of why the 1970’s was a period in which I would love to go back to. It’s the period of liberation and a decade of beauty. In conclusion, I love the 70’s and I'm still dancing to “Staying Alive” from Saturday Night Fever.  

Book Details:

Book Title:  Interlude to Sentimental Me by Michael B. Judkins
Category:  Adult nonfiction, 54 pages
Genre:  Poetry
Publisher: Aois21publishing 
Release date:  May 31, 2016
Tour dates:  June 27 to July 8, 2016
Content Rating:  G 

Book Description:

A collection of emotionally driven poetry that covers the story of pain, tribulations, happiness, self-esteem and self discovery through love and heartache. The Interlude will take readers on a journey of determination and imagery, which leads to the formation of
short stories and performance poetry. 

Meet the Author:

Michael Barry Judkins was born in the Bronx, New York, along with his four brothers and sisters. Michael’s childhood memories, although bittersweet, provided a rich foundation for him to draw upon later in life as an accomplished author.

Delightful memories of trips to the zoo or picking apples with his mother contrast greatly to daily reminders of what any hard-working family must battle in building a life in an urban setting. Domestic violence. Drugs. Gangs. All play their part in shaping a person – whether for good or bad is often an individual’s choice.

After spending years immersed in typical, reactive adolescent behaviors like skipping school, smoking and drinking, Michael began experimenting with other alternatives to developing new relationships and helping resolve social issues. As he took these first, proactive steps to be part of the solution, and not the problem, the germ of the idea for his first book – Sentimental Me – was born.

Graduating from high school a year early, and after a foray into the music business, Michael completed a BS degree in Human Services and MS in Mental Health Counseling. A daydreamer for as long as he can remember, Michael’s inability to forge a relationship with his beloved father before he passed when Michael was only two years old still haunts him today. His mother’s cherished memories of his father’s spirit and honored Armed Forces service, while providing some solace, also serve to make Michael wonder what might have been, if only…

Today, with several poetry collections and short stories in the works, Michael’s first release – Sentimental Me – displays his ability to wrest good from bad, to display the courage to dig deep within himself to help others. Through an inspired melding of his unique voice and inspiring photographic images of nature, Michael provides the reader with a unique perspective of the human condition, inspiring others to follow their own creative paths without boundaries.

Michael now resides in Allentown, P.A., and welcomes all readers to feel free to contact him at judkins_michal@yahoo.com to discuss your reaction to his work, or learn more about upcoming releases.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook 

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