Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Resilience Stories & Lessons From an Ardent Photographer by Ron B. Wilson

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Resilience: Stories & Lessons From an Ardent Photographer by Ron B. Wilson. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Resilience Stories & Lessons From an Ardent Photographer
Author: Ron B. Wilson
Publication Date: February 1st 2021
Print Length: 230 pages
Genre: Travel/Photography Non-Fiction
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Ron B. Wilson's impressive 30-year career as a professional traveling photographer has taken him all across the United States and the world, from Cuba and India to South Africa and Morocco. Always with his camera in hand, Ron has captured moments of unforgettable history, including the tragedy of 9/11 and the fallout of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The common theme that binds all these stories together has been undefeatable resilience. Ron's journey will inspire readers to live, learn and better understand the everyday struggles of communities across our vast planet. Photographers eager to learn more about their craft will find practical lessons accompanying every story, and non-photographers can appreciate the life lessons that come from the art of capturing the human condition. For lovers of travel, photography, art or humanitarianism, this book is a must-read.

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EXCERPT:
Life comes and goes if we don’t focus on what we really want. But I know what I want—I want to be a donor and an investor in the world. I want to make more deposits than withdrawals. I want my words and actions to carry weight, not to be fleeting and inconsequential. Travel allows me to establish myself in the world, to make something real, to manifest things. Traveling gives us more stories to tell. And marginalized people have the right to share their stories with the world as much as anyone—maybe even more so. Privileged people like myself can help with that. I believe I was not born in the USA just to sit in my backyard and barbecue chicken on weekends, but to use my advantages, my resources and abilities, to help those who don’t have what I have. These are gifts to help others. Regardless of your passions, you must concentrate on what is important and what is real.

Don’t be afraid of the road less traveled. Heck, any road at all will do. The person who leaves is not always the same person who comes back. I don’t want to reach the end of my life and realize I’m the same person I was at 17. I want to evolve, to grow. I don’t want to regret decisions I didn’t make, dreams I didn’t pursue, risks I didn’t take.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ron B. Wilson's impressive 30-year career as a professional traveling photographer has taken him all across the United States and the world, from Cuba and India to South Africa and Morocco. Always with his camera in hand, Ron has captured moments of unforgettable history, including the tragedy of 9/11 and the fallout of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The common theme that binds all these stories together has been undefeated resilience. Ron's journey will inspire readers to live, learn and better understand the everyday struggles of communities across our vast planet. Photographers eager to learn more about their craft will find practical lessons accompanying every story, and non-photographers can appreciate the life lessons that come from the art of capturing the human condition. For lovers of travel, photography, art or humanitarianism, this book is a must-read.

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AUTHOR VIDEO:
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GIVEAWAY:
Ron B. Wilson will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different blog participating in the blitz each day. Good luck!
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38 comments:

  1. Looks like an excellent book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  2. I liked hearing about the photography around the world.

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  3. this sounds like an interesting book

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  4. Great excerpt, I enjoyed reading it!

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  5. This sounds like a very good book.

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  6. David HollingsworthMarch 24, 2021 at 1:47 PM

    I like the cover of the book, and the excerpt.

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful career. What a wonderful experience it must have been traveling all over.

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  8. I like that Ron is a photographer and captured 911

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  9. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  10. Resilience Stories - I like this in the title a lot.
    And it looks most interesting.

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  11. I liked the about the author section.

    cranky30 at hotmeail dot com

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  12. Nice book cover the book sounds interesting.

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  13. This sounds like a book that i would enjoy reading

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  14. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Great blog post- love finding new (to me) authors

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  16. I love any book about photography...what a great gift to take a great pic...

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  17. I am already in love with this read. Must read for sure. I really enjoyed the excerpt.

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  18. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  19. i dont really get to travel a lot so this is an opportunity to imagine

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  20. liked the excerpt

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  21. Having a nice sunny spring day in MN.

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  22. I like to not be afraid of the road less traveled

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  23. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. i liked learnign more about the author.

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  25. I love photography! Would love to have this life.

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  26. I liked reading the book excerpt.

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  27. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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