📚 Pump Up Your Book Presents Surgeon’s Story Virtual Book Publicity Tour & Giveaway!

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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Mark Oristano’s SURGEON’S STORY blog tour May 1 – July 28!

Surgeon's Story

Inside the Book

Author: Mark Oristano
Publisher: Authority Publishing
Pages: 190
Genre: Nonfiction Medical

What is it like to hold the beating heart of a two-day old child in your hand?  What is it like to counsel distraught parents as they make some of the most difficult decisions of their lives?

Noted pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Kristine Guleserian has opened up her OR, and her career, to author Mark Oristano to create Surgeon’s Story – Inside OR-6 With a top Pediatric Heart Surgeon. 

Dr. Guleserian’s life, training and work are discussed in detail, framed around the incredibly dramatic story of a heart transplant operation for a two-year old girl whose own heart was rapidly dying.  Author Mark Oristano takes readers inside the operating room to get a first-hand look at pediatric heart surgeries most doctors in America would never attempt.

That’s because Dr. Guleserian is recognized as one of the top pediatric heart surgeons in America, one of a very few who have performed a transplant on a one-week old baby. Dr. Guleserian (Goo-liss-AIR-ee-yan) provided her expertise, and Oristano furnished his writing skills, to produce A Surgeon’s Story.

As preparation to write this stirring book, Oristano spent hours inside the operating room at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas watching Guleserian perform actual surgeries that each day were life or death experiences. Readers will be with Dr. Guleserian on her rounds, meeting with parents, or in the Operating Room for a heart transplant.

Oristano is successful sportscaster and photographer and has made several appearances on stage as an actor. He wrote his first book A Sportscaster’s Guide to Watching Football: Decoding America’s Favorite Game, and continues to volunteer at Children’s Medical Center.

“We hear a lot about malpractice and failures in medical care,” says Oristanto, “but I want my readers to know that parts of the American health care system work brilliantly. And our health care system will work even better if more young women would enter science and medicine and experience the type of success Dr. Guleserian has attained.”

Readers will find all the drama, intensity, humor and compassion that they enjoy in their favorite fictionalized medical TV drama, but the actual accounts in Surgeon’s Story are even more compelling. One of the key characters in the book is 2-year-old Rylynn who was born with an often fatal disorder called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and was successfully treated by Dr. Guleserian.

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Meet the Author

Mark Oristano

Mark Oristano has been a professional writer/journalist since the age of 16.

After growing up in suburban New York, Oristano moved to Texas in 1970 to attend Texas Christian University.  A major in Mass Communications, Mark was hired by WFAA-TV in 1973 as a sports reporter, the start of a 30-year career covering the NFL and professional sports.

Mark has worked with notable broadcasters including Verne Lundquist, Oprah Winfrey and as a sportscaster for the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network and Houston Oilers Radio Network.  He has covered Super Bowls and other major sports events throughout his career.  He was part of Ron Chapman’s legendary morning show on KVIL-FM in Dallas for nearly 20 years.

In 2002 Oristano left broadcasting to pursue his creative interests, starting a portrait photography business and becoming involved in theater including summer productions with Shakespeare Dallas. He follows his daughter Stacey’s film career who has appeared in such shows as Friday Night Lights and Bunheads.

A veteran stage actor in Dallas, Mark Oristano was writer and performer for the acclaimed one-man show “And Crown Thy Good: A True Story of 9/11.”

Oristano authored his first book, A Sportscaster’s Guide to Watching Football: Decoding America’s Favorite Game. A Sportcaster’s Guide offers inside tips about how to watch football, including stories from Oristano’s 30-year NFL career, a look at offense, defense and special teams, and cool things to say during the game to sound like a real fan.

In 2016 Oristano finished his second book, Surgeon’s Story, a true story about a surgeon that takes readers inside the operating room during open heart surgery. His second book is described as a story of dedication, talent, training, caring, resilience, guts and love.

In 1997, Mark began volunteering at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, working in the day surgery recovery room. It was at Children’s that Mark got to know Kristine Guleserian, MD, first to discuss baseball, and later, to learn about the physiology, biology, and mystery of the human heart. That friendship led to a joint book project, Surgeon’s Story, about Kristine’s life and career.

Mark is married and has two adult children and two grandchildren.




Surgeone's Story Giveaway

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Participating Blogs

Monday, May 1

First Chapter Reveal at Pump Up Your Book

Tuesday, May 2

Book Featured at The Writer’s Life

Wednesday, May 3

Guest Blogging at Dear Reader, Love Author

Thursday, May 4

Book Featured at Books Dreams Life

Friday, May 5

Book Featured at Write and Take Flight


Monday, May 8

Interview at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Tuesday, May 9

Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club

Wednesday, May 10

Book Featured at What Is That Book About

Thursday, May 11

Interview at I’m Shelf-ish


Monday, May 15

Interview at Book Bloggin’ Princess

Tuesday, May 16

Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape

Wednesday, May 17

Book Featured at A Title Wave

Thursday, May 18

Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth


Monday, May 22

Interview at The Literary Nook

Tuesday, May 23

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Wednesday, May 24

First Chapter Review at The Dark Phantom


Monday, May 29

Book Featured at Book Cover Junkie

Wednesday, May 31

Book Featured at The Bookworm Lodge


Monday, June 5

Book Review at Cheryl’s Book Nook

Tuesday, June 6

Book Review at Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’

Wednesday, June 7

Book Review at Books for Books

Thursday, June 8

Interview at Nuttin’ But Books


Monday, June 12

First Chapter Reveal at Beyond the Books

Tuesday, June 13

Guest Blogging at My Life. One Story at a Time.

Wednesday, June 14

Book Featured at Just Us Book Blog

Thursday, June 15

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner


Monday, June 19

First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn

Tuesday, June 20

Book Featured at Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!

Thursday, June 22

Interview at Literarily Speaking


Tuesday, June 27

First Chapter Reveal at The Book Rack

Wednesday, June 28

Book Review at Booklove

Friday, June 30

Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt


Monday, July 3

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Wednesday, July 5

Interview at My Bookish Pleasures

Thursday, July 6

Interview at The Dark Phantom Reviews

Friday, July 7

Interview at Books Direct Online


Monday, July 10

Interview at My Book Launch

Tuesday, July 11

Guest Blogging at Blogging Authors

Wednesday, July 12

Interview at I’m Shelf-ish

Thursday, July 13

Book Featured at Hooked From Page One


Monday, July 17

First Chapter Review at The Literary Nook

Tuesday, July 18

Interview at SheWrites

Wednesday, July 19

Interview at The Book Rack

Thursday, July 20

Book Review at Sincerely Stacie


Monday, July 24

Book Review at That’s What She’s Reading

Tuesday, July 25

Book Featured at As the Pages Turn

Wednesday, July 26

First Chapter Reveal at Read My First Chapter

Thursday, July 27

Interview at A Blue Million Books

Friday, July 28

Book Featured at CelticLady’s Reviews



One Response to “📚 Pump Up Your Book Presents Surgeon’s Story Virtual Book Publicity Tour & Giveaway!”

  1. If you need more reviews I would be honored to review this book.

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