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Hollywood Insider Melissa Jo Peltier Lifts Lid on Reality TV in Darkly Funny Novel


London, England (PRWEB UK) 12 February 2013

New York Times bestseller Melissa Jo Peltier turns her attention to the brilliant, back-stabbing world of prime-time television in a wickedly funny new novel, which goes on sale on Tuesday, February 12.

Peltier has worked in entertainment for more than 20 years, making the darkly funny Reality Boulevard a true insiders view of Hollywood and some of Americas biggest shows.

In it, we see Oscar-winning producer Marty Maltzman and his staff out of a job and out on the streets when long-running docu-series Lights and Sirens is unexpectedly axed. But the Hollywood the team now faces is full of Kardashians and Real Housewives, and they need to survive in a world where its very hard to tell whats true and what isnt both on and off screen.

Oscar and Emmy winning documentarian and veteran reality producer (Big Brother, Rescue 911) Arnold Shapiro called the novel the best satirical look behind the scenes of reality television ever written, adding: It contains more truth than you would believe.

Todd Milliner, producer of Grimm and Hot in Cleveland, said: During her 20-plus years in the business, Melissa Jo Peltier has had a front-row seat, watching it all unfold. In this novel, she puts her dry wit and storytelling ability to good use, pulling back the curtain to reveal what really goes on.

Peltier is a double Emmy Award-winning writer and producer behind international hits such as TVs Dog Whisperer, recent multi-festival indie feature White Irish Drinkers, and co-author of seven non-fiction books including five NYT bestsellers. In 1992, her multi-network simulcast Scared Silent hosted by Oprah Winfrey was hailed as televisions most watched documentary ever, and earned Ms. Peltier the coveted Humanitas Prize.

Reality Boulevard: writer Melissa Jo Peltier reads an excerpt: http://youtu.be/D48X7p6KaKo?a via @YouTube

Reality Boulevard: writer Melissa Jo Peltier takes us on a Hollywood tour: http://youtu.be/ZGW564wEExU?a via @YouTube

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Reality Boulevard has been produced by the innovative London e-publisher ApostropheBooks.com.

It goes on sale this week to owners of every major device, including the Kindle, iPad and Nook, as well as being available to download from more than 1,000 retailers around the world.

For more details about the e-book, visit http://www.apostrophebooks.com/realityboulevard.

Notes to editors

Apostrophe Books was launched in February 2012, and has since published 27 books, from award-winning fiction to bestselling factual titles. Visit http://www.apostrophebooks.com for more information.

Under Apostrophe Books groundbreakingly generous terms, income for all its e-books is split 50/50 with the author.

Melissa Jo Peltier has been honored for her film and television writing, producing and directing with two Emmys, a Peabody, Humanitas and more than fifty other awards and nominations. An executive producer of the thrice Emmy-nominated and Peoples Choice winning reality series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, she co-authored five New York Times best-selling books with its star, along with two more non-fiction titles. Melissa is a co-founder of Burbank-based MPH Entertainment, Inc, which has created over 350 hours of original non-fiction and reality programming. Her dramatic work includes writing the Lifetime movie Nightwaves and The Collector, for the hit CBS series, Ghost Whisperer. Most recently, she produced the festival-winning indie feature, White Irish Drinkers, for New York-based Ovington Avenue Productions, of which she is also a principal with her husband, film/TV writer/director John Gray. She is represented by Scott Miller at the Trident Media Group.

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Leftback Publishing Touts Book that Puts Reality in Perspective for Soccer Parent and Players

Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) January 12, 2013

At a time when parents are spending insane amounts of money for elite clubs, camps and coaches hoping that their child will attract a college scholarship offer and professional clubs are signing eight-year-olds, the book A Soccer Life in Shorts shows that simply having fun playing the worlds most popular sport doesnt have to be frowned upon.

The book is an honest and hilarious collection of stories, poems and pictures from a life well-lived in the worlds most popular sport by author Mark Vincent Lincir. Unfortunately, a lot of people have lost perspective on what its all about. Its about having fun, making friends and continuing to play soccer for the long haul. Not just going all-out for a few years and then quitting the game because the kid hates it by then.

Lincir also feels that players today need to win in order to keep their passion for the game burning.

Passion has nothing to do with results. If you love the game, you play it because you want to be a part of it, not just because you want to win. Sure, we all want to winbut you cant every time out. The all-or-none mentality out there is very unhealthy for our youth players.

“Let them enjoy the game without any pressure and that is the theme of the stories in my book. I didnt always win, but I always came back for more. From scoring my own goal to getting a yellow card when I was only eight years old, the stories in my book show that.

Mark Vincent Lincir (http://www.markvincentlincir.me) is the author of A Soccer Life in Shorts, The Gift of Stoppage Time, The World Needs More Belly Rubs and The Nando Keenan Chronicles. A Soccer Life in Shorts has consistently been in Amazon.coms top 10 best-seller list for e-book soccer non-fiction for over a year.

A Soccer Life in Shorts is available in paperback, e-book and audio formats at http://www.amazon.com and http://www.barnesandnoble.com