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24 Apr 2013

Indie author blog tour: Past Tense by Shawn and Rob Kilgarlin

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Join Shawn and Ron Kilgarlin, authors of the self-help self management book, Past Tense - 365 Tools for Putting Stress Behind You - For Good, as they tours the blogosphere February 4 - April 26, 2013 on their first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!
Shawn Kilgarlin


Shawn V. Kilgarlin is a writer, speaker, and Chief Operating Officer of Louisiana-based American Screening Corporation (ASC), a nationwide leader in drug testing products since 2004. In 2011, she was named a Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year in Health Care Support. Ms. Kilgarlin’s husband (and co-author), Ron Kilgarlin is ASC’s CEO and an internationally recognized sales expert. Their company has helped over a million people deal with the plague of substance abuse. While unusually active in her industry and community, Ms. Kilgarlin’s true passions are writing and helping those in need. She is the author of the book God’s Love Letters: Overcoming Adversity. Past Tense is her second book. Visit her website athttp://www.americanscreeningcorp.com/Past-Tense-Shawn-Kilgarlin-P2955C216.aspx
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About Ron Kilgarlin

Ron Kilgarlin is founder and Chief Executive Officer of American Screening Corporation. He no stranger to adversity, under extreme conditions, and with his father’s sound advice, he sold off an underperforming company. On January 2004, Ron started American Screening Corporation, in his parent’s sunroom.

Under his direction, 9 years later & with the help of his wife Shawn Kilgarlin, COO, ASC is now the #1 Rapid Drug Testing Company in the United States. In 2009 his company was awarded by GSA, a contract, to sell to federal government agencies. ASC is ISO 13485 Certified, specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of Rapid Drug & Point of Care Tests, serving US & International Clients, including Medical, Corrections, Retail, Direct Consumer, Commercial, & Government Markets. ASC has Free Sale Certificates in 27 foreign countries, Health Canada, Saudi FDA, & Iran OFAC license.

Ron is a drug testing expert helping over 1 million clients fight the plague of drug & alcohol addictions. Ron is an internationally recognized sales & internet marketing expert. He led the creations of www.americanscreeningcorp.com, which is the premiere website to purchase drug & health tests, with over 4000 products and growing.

Ron has recently accepted a position on the board, for the Louisiana Economic Development Council, as Ambassador, for executive’s considering expansion or relocation.

His love for writing started years ago as he kept a journal for self- improvement. His goal is to reach out, inspire, and connect with the world, sharing his personal stories of hardship, and researched studies on techniques for self-improvement.

While not working Ron enjoys spending time with his beloved family, traveling the open road, smoking fine cigars, reading, & writing.

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Past tense


Stress Relief is right here, in your hands.

Are you tense and need a break? You will love this book! Open it to any page on any day. You'll find guidance and useful tips that are positive, fun, light-hearted and profound so you can get the peace of mind you really need - right now. Whenever you feel bothered and annoyed, fearful, insecure, angry or frustrated, it is probably from on of these:
  • Daily Hassles - traffic jams, lost keys, bills to pay, unruly children
  • Workplace - office politics, lack of respect, unemployment, helplessness
  • Environmental - noise, pollution, harsh lighting, crowds
  • Life Changes - college, marriage, divorce, aging, emergencies, grieving
  • General Anxiety - holidays, peer pressure, addictions, feeling inadequate
Don't worry, we have you covered. Designed for easy reading and fast relief, Past Tense gives you 365 engaging "page-a-day" stories to put your stress to rest. Each one brings you a healthy does of feeling better every day of the year. Sprinkled with inspiring quotes, thoughtful sayings and profound wisdom from the world's great philosophers, modern thinkers, and major religions, Past Tense give soothing, down-to-earth advice for people of all ages. Use it to get "past tense" right away - and stay that way for life!

Work Stress. Management Stress. Money Stress. Life Stress! They’re All Part of Everyday Life, BUT...

There are practical solutions and secrets that you can start using right away:
Fundamental understanding and management of stress is within your grasp.

With its 365 engaging, “page-a-day” stories, Past Tense offers a healthy dose of stress relief for every day of the year. The book covers every stress-generating scenario imaginable while teaching: the full impact of stress on your life; how to react to any crisis with composure; ways to read the warning signs of stress burnout; and tips on becoming a master of new behavioral patterns that help you live a highly stress-reduced life.

Past Tense is guaranteed to provide guidelines for creative problem solving while giving you positive-habit-forming techniques for tackling difficult situations. In its alternately fun, light-hearted, yet profound pages, you’ll discover ways to reduce harmful stress and increase productivity across the spectrum in areas including:

  • Daily challenges (traffic, lost keys, workplace woes)
  • Workplace pressures (office politics, lack of control, job loss)
  • Environmental stressors (noise, pollution, harsh lighting, crowds)
  • Life changes (college, marriage, divorce, aging, grieving)
  • Stresses related to family, holidays, peer pressure, addiction, and much more
Sprinkled with quotes, sayings, and profound wisdom from ancient philosophers, modern thinkers, and the world’s major religions, Past Tense offers down-to-earth, common sense advice that speaks powerfully to readers of all ages and cultures. Use this lively stress-handling encyclopedia to get “past tense” and stay that way – for life!


Pump Up Your Book and Ron and Shawn Kilgarlin are teaming up to give you a chance to win a new Kindle Fire HD!

Here's how it works:

Each person will enter this giveaway by liking, following, subscribing and tweeting about this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form placed on blogs throughout the tour. If your blog isn't set up to accept the form, we offer another way for you to participate by having people comment on your blog then directing them to where they can fill out the form to gain more entries.

This promotion will run from February 4 - April 26. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on April 27, 2013.

Each blogger who participates in the Past Tense virtual book tour is eligible to enter and win.

Visit each blog stop below to gain more entries as the Rafflecopter widget will be placed on each blog for the duration of the tour.

If you would like to participate, email Tracee at tgleichner(at)gmail.com. What a great way to not only win this fabulous prize, but to gain followers and comments too!

Good luck everyone!


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Past Tense Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Tuesday, February 5
Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, February 6
Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, February 7
Book trailer reveal at Bookingly Yours
Monday, February 11
Interviewed at Review From Here
Wednesday, February 13
Guest blogging at Parenting from a Child's Point of View
Thursday, February 14
Interviewed at Digital Journal
Monday, February 18
Guest blogging at The Paperback Pursuer
Tuesday, February 19
Interviewed at Yahoo News
Wednesday, February 20
Book spotlight at Socrates Book Reviews Thursday, February 21
Book trailer reveal at Pump Up Your Book
Friday, February 22
Book reviewed at Reviews from the Heart
Monday, February 25
Book reviewed at Teena in Toronto
Tuesday, February 26
Interviewed at Examiner
Thursday, February 28
Book spotlight at Crazy Book Fairy
Tuesday, March 5
Book reviewed at Sincerely Stacie
Monday, March 11
Interviewed at Broowaha
Wednesday, March 13
Interviewed at Between the Covers
Friday, March 15
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, March 19
Interviewed at Beyond the Books
Thursday, March 21
Interviewed at The Writer's Life
Monday, March 25
Interviewed at Examiner
Wednesday, March 27
Interviewed at As the Pages Turn
Friday, March 29
Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Tuesday, April 2
Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, April 3
Interviewed at American Chronicle
Thursday, April 4
Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz
Friday, April 5
Book reviewed at Mom in Love with Fiction
Monday, April 8
Interviewed at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Tuesday, April 9
First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn
Wednesday, April 10
Interviewed at Examiner
Thursday, April 11
Book reviewed at Library of Clean Reads
Friday, April 12
Book reviewed at My Devotional Thoughts
Monday, April 15
Book reviewed at Thoughts in Progress
Tuesday, April 16
Book reviewed at Teena in Toronto
Wednesday, April 17
Book reviewed at Review From Here
Book featured at Plug Your Book
Thursday, April 18
Guest blogging at My Cozie Corner
Interviewed at Straight From the Authors Mouth
Friday, April 19
Up Close and Personal at Between the Covers
Monday, April 22
Book reviewed at Vic's Media Room
Tuesday, April 23
Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Wednesday, April 24
Book Cover Reveal at Parenting 2.0
Thursday, April 25
Book feature at Review From Here
Friday, April 26
Book reviewed at Luxury Reading
Interviewed at Blogher
Shawn Kilgarlin's PAST TENSE VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on February 4 and ends on April 26, 2013. Please contact Tracee Gleichner at tgleichner(at)gmail.com if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing her book. Thank you!

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