Pump Up Your Book Presents Notorious P-Man Sam: Miami’s Urban Chronicles Vol.1 Virtual Book Publicity Tour

Pump Up Your Book Tours is pleased to bring you author Thomas Barr, Jr.‘s Notorious P-Man Sam: Miami’s Urban Chronicles Vol. 1 (Urban Fiction) virtual book tour May 1-29, 2015.

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Notorious P-Man Sam


TitleNotorious P-Man Sam: Miami’s Urban Chronicles Vol. 1

Vol. 1: Miami’s Urban Chronicles

Author: Thomas Barr., Jr.

Publisher: VIP INK Publishing Group, Inc. / Printhouse Books

Publication Date: April 1, 2015

Pages: 88


Genre: Urban Fiction

Format: Paperback, eBook, PDF


This book is about the struggle of African American men as they traverse the perils of 20th and twenty first century life in the professional realms of the work place atmosphere. The differences in opportunities are often overlooked in comparison to other classes and among the races.

The American dream is the realization of success in the face of struggle and hard work. Is it relevant that one’s struggle is harder than the other in accomplishment of this goal? P-Man Sam is a hard look at the road to self-empowerment and what it takes to make it in the American society. The entrepreneurial spirit is one of the main roads traveled in realization of the American dream.

It takes knowledge and a fearlessness to take a chance in the ruthless world of business in this society. It’s also important to be able to effectively communicate with the modern diverse society of today through effective people skills.

The P-Man Sam story brings an awareness of how to navigate negative experiences and transform them into motivational learning blocks. Learning from experiences and moving forward is essential in life. One’s eyes must be open and naïve thought processes must be conquered in attaining the ultimate prize. The following are useful for application:

• Mentorship
• Net working
• Coalition building
• Broad-mindedness

This book is a good source for inspiration and having hope is a major force in your journey through life. Situations and circumstances should not be viewed as a hindrance, but instead a hurdle in step to the finish line. There are many instances in this story that relay the struggle against forces that present obstacles. Willpower and dedication are true factors that assist the main character in winning out against such forces.

In conclusion, the power of love and support are sustaining factors in the realization of goals in life. The act of goal-setting itself is an important factor in accomplishing anything in pursuant of ambitious dreams. This novel is sprinkled with kernels of knowledge and inspirational wording designed to give the reader insight into the motivations of the main character that can be transcending to experience.

It is beneficial and intended to identify and acquire these gems of knowledge to retain as progressive career tools.


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Discuss this book in our PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads by clicking HERE

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PUYB Meet the Author




Hailing from Miami Florida; Author Thomas Barr was born in Lake City, South Carolina home of the 2nd African American astronaut, killed on the Challenger space mission, Dr. Ronald E. McNair.  He is the grandson of a share cropper whom taught him the value of hard work and education.  At age 17 he began college at Bethune-Cookman University and graduated Cum Laude with honors.  While in college he was inspired to write when he read the novel, Black Boy by Richard Wright.  He began writing short stories for campus publications and won a $500 dollar publication contest in a local campus circular.  He entered the Air Force after college and spent two tours of duty in the gulf during the Persian Gulf War.  Upon leaving the Military he went back to school and completed graduate school at the University of Akron in Ohio earning a master of public administration.  He began a career in government as an Intern with the Ohio legislature and later became employed with the Florida Senate as a legislative assistant.  His current works were inspired by his work with the City of Miami as a civil servant in administration.

Thomas Barr’s writings reflect the everyday struggle of the average individual trying to make something of life.  Every person has a story to tell and the job of an inspirational writer is to bring those stories to life for the good of all.  As an author Thomas Barr desires to be the chronicler of inspirational stories designed to assist dreamers in achieving.


Connect with Thomas:

Author Website: http://www.thomasbarrjr.com

Author Blog: http://www.thomasbarrjr.com/367815247

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thomas.j.barr.5

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ThomasBarrJr

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31179667-thomas-barr-jr


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PUYB Tour Schedule A Divider 9

Tour Dates: May 1-29, 2015

Friday, May 1

The Writer’s Life – Author Interview

Monday, May 4

As The Page Turns – Author Interview

Wednesday, May 6

The Story Behind The Book – Author Guest Post

Friday, May 8

Read My First Chapter – Book Spotlight & Book Excerpt

Monday, May 11

Beyond The Books – Book Spotlight

Wednesday, May 13

Literarily Speaking – Book Spotlight

Friday, May 15

The Literary Nook – Book Spotlight

Monday, May 18

The Book Rack – Book Spotlight

Wednesday, May 20

Fic Gal Book Club – Book Review

Friday, May 22

Straight From The Author’s Mouth – Author Interview

Tuesday, May 26

Pimp That Character – Character Interview

Wednesday, May 27

The Literary Exchange – Book Spotlight

Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Friday, May 29

PUYB Virtual Book Club – Book Spotlight