~ About the Book ~
Title: Lord of the Flies: Fitness for Writers
Author: Ace Antonio Hall
Published: April 25th, 2017
Publisher: Omnium Gatherum
~ Synopsis ~
I’m not letting age change me, I’m changing the way I age.
Lord of the Flies: Fitness for Writers will show you how to take a day-by-day approach to living a healthier lifestyle. You’ll learn how to unleash hidden energies that can alleviate stress and disease in your life and improve concentration. Finding time to be more active can help you overcome writer’s block and procrastination caused by fatigue. Starting today, you are on your way to doing just that! By adding just fifteen to thirty minutes of physical activities to your day, you not only add years to your life and lower the risk of many common health problems, you’ll improve your focus and concentration and make your mind sharper.
I rarely receive review requests or blog tour requests for non-fiction, but I was excited about reading Lord of the Flies: Fitness for Writers. Ace Antonio Hall shares his own experiences of gaining weight and getting out of shape over the years and easily incorporates the example of writers. Who hasn’t spent hours at a time writing or reading, only to realize you’ve only gotten up a few times? I personally did not realize how bad it was until I got a Fitbit and was shocked at how few steps I took some days!
This guide addresses cleansing, stretching, cardio, weight-training, and overall life style changes. I wasn’t blown away by new information, however, I appreciated the no-nonsense tips, as well as, the reminder that improving health and fitness takes time and can’t be achieved overnight. Something else that grabbed my attention were the daily affirmations included in each section. Several of these affirmations were applicable not just to exercise and fitness, but numerous life goals. If you aren’t a member of a gym then you won’t be able to apply portions of the exercise recommendations, however, there are things you could most likely substitute at home with some creativity! Another possibility would be reaching out to the author for ideas if you don’t belong or have access to a gym. I admired his excitement and commitment to this book and fitness itself, leading me to believe that he would love to help his readers/writers out!
*Thanks to the author and Juniper Grove Book Solutions for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
~ About the Author ~
Ace Antonio Hall (born July 4th, 1966) is an American urban fantasy and horror writer. He is best known as the creator of Sylva Slasher, a teenage zombie slasher who also raises the dead for police investigations, which includes novels and short story collections. He was born in New York, but grew up in Jacksonville, Florida with his grandmother, Sula G. Wells. He is the youngest son of artist and jazz songwriter, Christopher Hall and RN Alice Hall (Thomas). A former Director of Education for NYC schools and the Sylvan Learning Center, Hall earned a BFA from Long Island University. While teaching English, he studied to be a certified ACE personal trainer with the Equinox Fitness Club one summer, but never pursued it professionally. Hall currently lives in Los Angeles with his bonsai named Bonnie.
2017 Upcoming Signings, Panels and Appearances:
April 22nd, Sisters in Crime’s Capitol Crimes Writer’s workshop, Sacramento, CA
April 23rd, LATFOB, USC campus, CA
April 25th book release of Lord of the Flies: Fitness for Writers, Worldwide Release
April 25th World Premiere of 24 Cali Fitness music video featuring Shanti Lowry and Ace Antonio Hall
April 25th Launch of the Fitness4Writers fitness website
April 27th, 28th, 29th Horror Writer’s Association’s StokerCon, Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
See the schedules of the particular writing conferences for times of Ace Antonio Hall’s panels, signing and appearances.
~ Excerpt ~
You want to feel better, and everything you’ve tried has not had the results you expect. Perhaps, you want to look better as you age or, while you’re young, you want to be the best that you can be. This book can help you. If you’re an author or you work at a computer, you may sit for half of your day only getting up to make another pot of coffee, grab something to snack on, or to use the bathroom. In other words, you spend most of your time being inactive. Heck, it’s no wonder after you’re done, all you want to do is sleep or veg out in front of the TV.
I went from a pot-bellied two hundred ten pound, thirty-eight-inch waist semislob to a fit-bodied one hundred sixty-four pound, twenty-nine inch waist semistud, but it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t hard, either. It was a process, a slow one. I didn’t rush; I just stayed persistent and created a new lifestyle that was focused on feeling better and dealing with stress more easily.
Talk about late bloomer. I can’t believe it. At fifty, I’ve never felt and looked better! The purpose of this book is to show you how to take a day-by-day approach to living a healthier lifestyle. How amazing will it be to unleash hidden energies that can alleviate stress and disease in your life? You will even have more energy to write! Literally, being more active can help you overcome writer’s block and procrastination caused by fatigue.
~ Giveaways ~
There are three giveaways for this tour. Please ensure to read the prize as some have restrictions. Prizes include the following:
- A signed copy of Lord of the Flies: Fitness for Writers and a Fitness4Writers T-Shirt (US only) ENDS May 14th Enter Here
- An exclusive VIP pass to get one individualized fitness sessions with a certified trainer for a value of $100 (Los Angeles County, CA only) ENDS May 14th AND An exclusive VIP backstage pass to view the world video premiere of 24 Cali Fitness featuring Shanti Lowry and Ace Antonio Hall (INT as video is online) ENDS May 14th Enter Here
- A 2-for-1 deal for StokerCon participants. Win a ticket to workshop #11 and one of your choice for a value of $80. (Must have tickets already to attend StokerCon) ENDS April 25th Enter Here