Local Author Debuts “What is Normal?” Dec 3

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Inspiring fiction of a girl's search for personal empowerment and authenticity, based on a true story

Local author Ginny Scales-Medeiros explores the eternal question, "What is Normal?", debuting her novel at 1:30 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at Copperfield's Books in Sebastopol, California.

“What is Normal?” is a dramatic fictional novel based on the inspiring true story of Sue. Normal for Sue growing up was being a high school dropout of teenage parents, backwoods living, strict Baptist upbringing, poorly made clothes, even living in a trailer that is now a chicken coop. Later, normal is discovering the power of lying, stealing, alcohol, and drugs. Normal is mastering the art of selling, making headline news, patenting a new invention and landing in a movie, reaching in the end not a "normal", but an authentic life.

Author Ginny Scales-Medeiros is a local entrepreneur, inventor and marketing consultant. She said current events helped inspire her to write "What is Normal?". She wanted to write a story that would motivate people to overcome their blocks and find their true callings.

“When I see things like the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy Together,” said Scales-Medeiros, “millions of people must be asking themselves, "What is Normal?" What they need to do is work on their own dreams; get away from what society and the media are trying to feed us, and find what is real for them, like Sue in the book."

Scales-Medeiros was born and raised in rural upstate New York and now resides in the San Francisco North Bay Area. Finishing only the ninth grade and getting her GED, she went on to become an entrepreneur, a real-estate investor, an inventor with multiple patents, and an advocate for animal rights. With her first invention, she won first place in the New Woman Magazine Contest For New Ideas. A successful marketing consultant in the auto industry, she applied her experience and created over a million dollars of free publicity for her sunless tanning invention, including on-air guest appearances selling her Blacklight Sunless Tanning system on QVC. As a consultant for ZAP, an electric car company, she started driving electric cars and let go of her gas auto completely, earning a role in the 2011 documentary, “What is theElectric Car?”

“Part of the reason I wrote this book is that in the process of patenting my invention, I met so many people who had their own great ideas, but did not believe they could actually manifest them. I want ‘What is Normal?’ to inspire people to get off the couch and start creating the life they want and get their passion back. When you feel the contrast of your life compared to Sue's, you will no longer be allowed to make excuses for not working towards your own dreams. I hope it will give readers a jump-start in their own life, set them free, and entertain while doing it."

The title is now available in ebook for $5.99 US through Mojocastle Press (http://www.mojocastle.com) and in *Paperback, Adobe Acrobat, Palm DOC/iSolo, Hiebook, HTML, Mobipocket (.prc), and Rocketbook. Ebooks are also available via Omnilit.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and Amazon.com. * Paperback Books can be purchased through Mojocastle & Amazon.com

Copperfield’s Books will stock the paperback book before the signing, starting November 1, 2011.

To reiterate: The book signing will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM at Copperfield’s Books, 176 North Main Street, Sebastopol, California, 95472, 707-829-0429, website: http://copperfieldsbooks.com

While this is the debut for author Scales-Medeiros, the book release and signing at Copperfield's Books is only the beginning. For more information about the novel “What is Normal?” and her media tour, visit the website: http://www.whatisnormal.tv and join the book's fan page: http://www.facebook.com/GinnyMedeiros.

Book Release
Saturday, 1:30 PM
December 3, 2011
Copperfield’s Books
176 North Main Street
Sebastopol, California

Author Contact: 707-291-9685
Agent Contact: 435-613-6398
Publisher Contact: 703-946-8946


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