Pump Up Your Book Presents Meant To Be Series Virtual Book Publicity Tour March 2012

Meant To Be

Join Richard Alan, author of the fiction/family/relationships series, Meant to Be and The Couples, as he virtually tours the blogosphere March 5 –  20 2012 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!


Richard Alan

Richard Alan lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with his wife, Carolynn.  They are the proud parents of three wonderful adult sons.He is a Vietnam combat and 101st Airborne Division veteran.

After an education in mathematics, a 17 year career in manufacturing engineering and a 22 year career in software engineering, he has started a career as an author.  Richard writes novels about people trying to find their life-partner, soul-mate, the person they are meant to be with for life.  His first two books, Meant to Be and The Couples, are available on his website and most online retailers.

Richard’s other interests range from mathematical analysis and photography to anything with an engine.  His current projects include writing the third (Finding Each Other) and fourth novels in the “Meant to Be” series, and discovering the properties of functions of p-adic numbers.  Having completed a potting bench for his lifepartner, Carolynn, he is busy driving her to watch salmon runs, visit National Parks, and anywhere that provides an opportunity to view her avian friends.

His latest books in the Meant to Be Series are Meant to Be and The Couples.

You can visit Richard Alan’s website, VILLAGE DRUMMER FICTION at www.villagedrummerfiction.com.


Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon Kindle Store (Meant to Be) | CreateSpace (Meant to Be) | Amazon Kindle Store (The Couples) | CreateSpace (The Couples)


Meant to Be

When four years old Meyer and five years old Joan met in the children’s room of the local library, they had no idea the two of them would be spending a lifetime together.  Their friendship took off slowly due to their age difference.  Joan did not want to bother with someone who wasnot old enough to be entering kindergarten.They reconnected a few years later when Meyer’s family moved from Iowa to the Seattle area, where Joan’s family had moved the year before.

Joan and Meyer remain friends throughout their high school years until Meyer left for Viet Nam and Joan’s family experienced a tragedy that impacted Joan’s view of friends and family.

The interactions of three generations of friends and family helped them reconnect so that they couldcelebrate the good times and get through the difficult and tragic timesas loving partners.

“Interwoven into this engaging tale are the lives of various members of Meyer and Joan`s families, as well as some of their friends, that have likewise experienced this feeling of Bashert(meant to be) -something that none can exactly put their fingers on as to why it happens, but they just know that it must be some divine intervention influencing their fate.” Norm Goldman, Bookpleasure.com review.

Meant to Be is a new novel about relationships, love, and life, from author, Richard Alan.

The Couples

Acclaimed author of Meant to Be, Richard Alan, once again enchants us with characters that we really want to know.  You will laugh, cry, and love with them as you seek the answers to the relationship questions posed by this talented author.

Will a tough techy lady be able to find love with a man who is still mourning his deceased fiancée?

Will an intellectually snobbish genius learn that there is more to the truck mechanic than meets the eye?

Can a nerd and a party girl find happiness together?

Can a teenage boy musician get past his unrequited love to learn to love a ranch girl instead?

Will a troubled rape victim be able to have a normal relationship with a man?

The Couples is about people who may belong together and how the world around them helps them, or sometimes defeats them in their search for a life partner.  It follows the lives of couples,their friends, and their support systems,as they explore their relationships.

The Couples is Richard Alan’s second novel in the “Meant to Be” series.  It continues to explore relationships, love, and life.

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Meant To Be Series Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

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books kk 1232 Monday, March 5

Interviewed at Examiner

1232 Tuesday, March 6

Interviewed at Blogcritics

1232 Wednesday, March 7

Interviewed & book giveaway at Literarily Speaking

1232 Thursday, March 8

Interviewed at Beyond the Books

1232 Friday, March 9

Guest blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

1232 Monday, March 12

Interviewed at The Writer’s Life

1232 Tuesday, March 13

Spotlight & book giveaway at Books Products and More

Guest blogging at Writing Daze

Guest blogging & Book Giveaway at Darlene’s Book Nook

1232 Wednesday, March 14

Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book

1232 Thursday, March 15

Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book

1232 Friday, March 16

Interviewed at Review From Here

1232 Monday, March 19

Guest blogging at Literal Exposure

1232 Tuesday, March 20

Interviewed & book giveaway at Cafe of Dreams

1232 Wednesday, March 21

Interviewed at As the Pages Turn

1232 Thursday, March 22

Interviewed at Hardcover Feedback

1232 Friday, March 23

Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz

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Richard Alan’s  MEANT TO BE SERIES VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on March 5 and end on March 23 2012. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing his book. Thank you!

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