Thursday, November 21, 2013

Author Showcase: John Graves, Author of Fracking

John Graves, author of Fracking: America’s Alternative Energy Revolution, writes for a website ( that features all the important news and developments happening in the new world of energy via fracking.

Fracking by John GravesFracking – the hydraulic fracturing of the deep earth – is the new buzzword in energy today. Why is fracking such a big deal in today's world? Four reasons:

Jobs – 3 million jobs will be created in the the oil and gas industry before the end of the decade. These are well paid, demanding, dangerous and important jobs, with skills learned only in the field.

Energy – This incredible increase in energy resources results in incrementally lower energy costs for each American. Lower gas, electricity, power, and heating costs are the direct result of the extraction of gas and oil from fracked wells.

Imports – Petroleum imports from outside North America have declined by 40% since 2007. They may disappear entirely by 2017. America can be free of hydrocarbon imports as a result of the fracking of natural gas and oil from within our own continent.

Environment – Because of fracking, the US has already reduced its carbon dioxide emissions in excess of the demands of the Kyoto Treaty of 1998.

The exploitation of hitherto unavailable hydrocarbon resources within the United States has resulted, and will continue to result, in more jobs, lower energy costs, reduced oil imports, and a safer and healthier environment.

About the Author

John Graves, author of FrackingJohn Graves has been the managing partner of a mid-sized independent financial advisory firm for 28 years. His interest in the world of shale gas and oil sprang up from a question a client asked, “Isn’t this fracking thing dangerous to the Earth?”

As a concerned citizen and as a financial analyst, he approached the industry from the bottom and worked his way to the top.

He has visited frack rigs in Texas, refineries on the Gulf, pipelines in the West, as well as environmental lawyers, roustabouts, toolpushers, engineers, geologists, and senior energy executives.

He hopes to bring the world of fracking to you so that you can make informed decisions on a subject that is increasingly important today.

For more about fracking, see John's website at

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Author Showcase: Martha Carr, author of The List

Martha Carr, author of the new thriller The List, has received plenty of praise for her thriller. Check out the following reasons to read her new book:

"The List is one of the best thrillers I have read in years. A loving, funny family that will leave you rooting for their survival while quickly turning the page to see what happens next. A must-read for any fans of politics and Carr, a seasoned literary veteran of the game." — Lillian Vernon, founder of Lillian Vernon Corporation

"Every bit as good as Mary Higgins Clark's highly successful novels of psychological suspense. Suspenseful and entertaining." — The Chattanooga Free Press

"In The List, Martha Carr has crafted a slick political thriller that navigates a world laid bare with the quest for power and control. Once you pick it up you won’t be able to put it down." — James Eddy, producer

"From page one through the last chapter Carr takes the reader on a quick-paced and easy-flowing tour of murder, suspense and steamy romance. Be prepared to stay up past your bedtime with this one." — Library Journal

"The List is a rip-roaring read from start to finish, filled with unexpected twists and narrow escapes and a tremendously satisfying payoff that I never saw coming!" — Tom Purcell, syndicated columnist and author

About the Author

Martha Randolph Carr is the author of four books and also writes a weekly, nationally syndicated column through the Cagle Cartoon syndicate on politics, national interest topics, and life in general.

Her newest work, The List, is a political thriller set around the attorney Wallis Jones, her husband Norman, and their son Ned. Martha is currently at work on the sequel, The Keeper.

Martha is also a melanoma survivor, Chi runner, occasional rower and skydiver, and mother to Louie. She resides near her son in Chicago, Illinois, where everyone is always welcome to stay for dinner.

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