Give Me a Break: No-Fuss Meditation Virtual Book Publicity Tour December 2011

Give Me a Break

Join Whitney Stewart, author of the health/mind/body book, Give Me a Break: No-Fuss Meditation (BooksBNimble), as she virtually tours the blogosphere December 5 – 16 2011 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

About Whitney Stewart

Whitney Stewart Whitney Stewart began writing young adult biographies and meditating after she met and interviewed the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, the subject of two of her books, and lived with a Tibetan family in India. For her next biographies, she trekked with Sir Edmund Hillary in Nepal, interviewed Burma’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in her Rangoon home, and climbed along China’s Great Wall to research the lives of Deng Xiaoping and Mao Zedong. In 2004, Stewart published a picture book about the Buddha, which contains a foreword and a meditation suggestion from the 14th Dalai Lama. In addition to nonfiction books, Stewart has published three middle-grade novels. In August 2005, Stewart was trapped in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and evacuated by helicopter from a rooftop. She returned home and volunteered as a creative writing teacher in the public schools. She discovered that her students suffered from post-Katrina stress. Using meditation, improvisation, and word play, Stewart taught her students to write about their lives.

Her latest book is Give Me a Break: No-Fuss Meditation.

You can find more about Whitney Stewart at her website at  Follow her at Twitter at and and Facebook at

About Give Me a Break: No-Fuss Meditation

Give Me a Break Whitney Stewart’s straightforward, non-denominational guide makes meditation simple. It covers the basics in a concise thirty-three pages: Why meditation is good for you, how to sit, how to let your mind rest, even what to do if you feel weird or uncomfortable during meditation. Most important, it provides sixteen accessible, useful meditations you can easily learn at home. Age ten to adult.

Stewart’s top reasons to meditate:

*To focus inwardly

*To slow down internally

*To develop awareness

*To understand your mind

*To increase tolerance

*To experience “BIG MIND”

Book Excerpt:

Why Meditate?
Let’s face it. Life knocks you around. One minute you’re happy. The next you want to scream. You don’t get everything you want, and you don’t want everything you get. You need a break. Meditation could be the answer.
Meditation calms you down. It helps you find your own wisdom. It settles your nerves and fills your mind with space.
Lots of people meditate——athletes, actors, dog trainers, writers, and people like you. They do it wherever they find a quiet spot——in the living room, in the back yard, under a tree, in an empty classroom, in the library, in a tent, on a mountaintop. You don’t have to join a religious group to meditate. And you don’t have to change anything about yourself. Meditation is about accepting yourself with all the bumps and bruises.
So go ahead and see for yourself. This book gives you different meditation exercises. You may not like them all. That’s fine. Try them and see which ones work for you.

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Giveaways, Contests & Prizes!

In celebration of Whitney Stewart’s new release, she will be appearing at Pump Up Your Book’s 1st Annual Holiday Extravaganza Facebook Party on December 16.  More than 50 books, gifts and cash awards will be given away including an e- copy of Give Me a Break: No-Fuss Meditation!  Visit the official party page here!

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Give Me a Break: No-Fuss Meditation Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

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books kk Monday, December 5

Book reviewed at Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, December 6

Guest blogging at Cindy’s Love of Books

Wednesday, December 7

Guest blogging at Colloquium

Thursday, December 8

Book Spotlight/Giveaway at Colloquium

Friday, December 9

Guest blogging at Mad Moose Mama

Monday, December 12

Interviewed at As the Pages Turn

Tuesday, December 13

Interviewed at Blogcritics

Wednesday, December 14

Interviewed at The Writer’s Life

Friday, December 16

Chat with Whitney at Pump Up Your Book December Authors on Tour Facebook Party!

Monday, December 19

Book reviewed at Literarily Speaking

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Whitney Stewart’s  GIVE ME A BREAK: NO-FUSS MEDITATION VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on December 5 and end on December 16 ’11. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at) if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing her book. Thank you!


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