Only one week in, I can already say it’s been a good month at BobMcCarty.com! At the same time, however, I must say things could be much better. Allow me explain.
Since it was published the evening of Friday, June 28 (not the optimum time to share a story), my article about Ozark, Mo.-based magician Marty Hahne has generated a great deal of interest for the site. After all, who wouldn’t be interested in learning more about a smalltown magician being told by USDA officials that he had to write a disaster plan for the three-pound rabbit he uses in his magic act or face penalties as a lawbreaker.
The wave of publicity began after David Burge of IowaHawk fame wrote on his Facebook page; “I swear I am not making this up. In the annals of government stupidity, this story may very well be the Mount Everest. H/T Bob McCarty Writes.” After that, everyone seemed to pick it up.
To date, the list of outlets that have reported Marty The Magician‘s USDA saga has grown to include — but is not limited to — the following:
While I appreciate the attention this story has received, I would much prefer seeing our nation’s top bloggers, journalists and radio personalities devoting some attention to the topics I cover in the two nonfiction books I wrote during the past four years: Three Days In August and THE CLAPPER MEMO. Why? Because my books deal with life-and-death issues that impact our men and women in uniform who serve in harm’s way.
Please learn more by visiting the books’ websites, ThreeDaysInAugust.com and TheClapperMemo.com, and reading the reviews and endorsements. Then, I hope you’ll take a chance and order a copy of one or both books. FYI: They’re available in paperback and ebook versions at Amazon.com. Thanks in advance!