Footsteps to Forever, Darkness into Light,
Forever We Serve and Legends Live On
A World War Two Thriller and Beyond   R. Samuel Baty   www.sambatybooks.com
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The author has had the following book presentations, interviews, signings, and awards in 2015

                . Held a book signing at the Triangle Grocery Store east of Albuquerque in the mountains on 11/13/2015

               . Held a book signing at the Kirtland AFB BX in Albuquerque on 11/06/2015 and 11/07/2015

               .  Held a book signing at the Sandia Lab Cafeteria in Albuquerque on 11/03/2015 and 11/05/2015

               . Held book signing at the Triangle Grocery Store east of ABQ, NM (4/24/2015). 

                  . Gave presentation, held book signing at Presbyterian Senior League, ABQ (4/22/2015).

              . Notified that application for NEH grant was disqualified because series was fiction

                rather than non-fiction - author strongly objected but to no avail (4/3/2015).

              . Third book in the series ("Forever We Serve") highlighted in University of New Mexico's  

               Alumni magazine (The Mirage) in Spring 2015 issue.

             . Applied for National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) grantWhether or not author is

               successful, Senator Udall and his staff have been very, very supportive. They

               have been instrumental in getting all five from New Mexico in U.S Congress to sign

               letter of support for author's series to CEO of NEH. Should know in April 2015 if

               author has been successful. (please see author's website for discussion of NEH grant).

             . Attended breakfast at Hispano Chamber of Commerce and had opportunity to tell 50+

               Albuquerque businessman about series. (2/18/2015)

             . Author sells and signs books as he goes along. 

    The author had the following book presentations, interviews, signings, and awards in 2014

          .Had a book signing at Civitan's "Claus for a Cause" (University of New Mexico's

           Continuing Education Center - 11/8/2014)

          . Featured in 'Faces of MOAA (Military Officers of America Association)' November,

           2014 Magazine 

         . Had book signings at Andrews and Bolling Exchanges on 10/10/14-10/11/14 &  

           10/17/14-10/18/14

         . Had book signings at Kirtland AFB Exchange (ABQ, NM) on 7/26/14 and 7/27/14

    • Made a book reading and held a book signing at the Albuquerque Nuclear Museum (6/15/2014) (set up by Ms. Circe Olsen Woessner, Executive Director of the Museum of the American Military Family)
    • Held a book signing and participated on a panel at the Literacy event in Moriarty, NM (4/19/2014)       
    • "Footsteps to Forever" upgraded to show "Editors' Choice" award in 3/31/2014 "First Edition" version (declined offer to have "Footsteps to Forever" upgraded to 'STAR' Status). 
    • Interviewed on KASA TV in ABQ (Channel 2 0930-1000 - 3/18/2014 - please see http://kasa.com/2014/03/18/footsteps-to-forever/
    • Gave a book presentation at the Bernalillo Library (2/22/2014)
    • Gave a book presentation and held a book signing at the ABQ Retired Officers' Wives Club (2/19/2014)

    The author had the following book presentations, interviews, signings, publishing, and awards in 2013

    • Triangle Grocery Store held a book signing in Albuquerque suburb (Cedar Crest 12/13&14/2013)
    • Kiirtland Air Force Base Exchange held a book signing in Albuqerque (12/8&9/2013)
    • Sandia Laboratories held a book signing in Albuquerque (11/11&13/20130
    • Kirtland Air Force Base Exchange held a book signing in Albuquerque (11/2&3/2013)
    • Triangle Grocery Store held a book signing in Albuquerque suburb (Cedar Crest 10/26/2013)
    • Fourth and final novel in series ("Legends Live On") published (9/2013) 
    • Tidal Wave Bookstore held a book signing in Albuquerque (6/14/2013).
    • Bookworks Bookstore held a book signing in Albuquerque (6/2/2013).
    • Southwest Book Fiesta held book signing in Albuquerque (5/10/2013, 5/11/2013, 5/12/2013).
    • Good Day New Mexico had an interview in Albuquerque on Channel 4 TV (KOB NBC) (5/9/2013)
    • Sandia Laboratories held a book signing in Albuquerque (4/15/2013 and 4/17/2013)
    • Women's Organization hosted a presentation and held a book signing in Albuquerque (4/10/2013)
    • Four Hills Book Club held a book signing in Albuquerque (1/9/2013) 

    The author had the following book presentations, signings , publishing, and awards in 2012

    • Written up in the University of New Mexico Lobo Nurse News publication (11/11/2012)
    • Third novel in series ("Forever We Serve") published (7/2012)
    • St. John's Episcopal Church Book Fair held a book signing in Albuquerque (11/4/2012)
    • Kirtland Air Force Base Exchange held a book signing in Albuquerque (10/27/2012 and 10/28/2012)
    • Under Charlie's Covers held a book signing in Bernalillo, NM (10/20/2012)
    • Croak and Dagger Book Club held a book signing in Albuquerque (9/25/2012)
    • Duke City Civitan Club hosted a book presentation and held a book signing in Albuquerque (3/20/21012)

    The author had the following book presentations, interviews, signings, and publishings in 2008 through 2011

    • First and second novels in series ("Footsteps to Forever" and "Darkness into Light") published (9/2008 and 7/2011).
    • Kirtland, Cannon, and Holloman Air Force Base exchanges held book signings in New Mexico
    • Altus Air Force Base exchange held a book signing in Oklahoma
    • Luke and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base exchanges held book signings in Arizona
    • Wiesbaden, Heidelberg, and Stuttgart Army Post exchanges held book signings in Germany
    • Ramstein Air Force Base exchange held a book signing in Germany
    • Aviano Air Force Base and Vicenza Army Post exchanges held book signings in Italy
    • Alconbury, Lakenheath, and Mildenhall Air Force Base exchanges held book signings in England
    • Hickam Air Force Base and Pearl Harbor Naval exchanges held book signings in Hawaii
    • Schofield Army Barracks and Marine K-Bay exchanges held book signings in Hawaii
    • Interviewed on Channel 4 (KOB TV NBC)  "Eye on New Mexico" hosted by KOB News Anchors
    • University of New Mexico Bookstore held a book signing in Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • "Under Charlie's Covers" Bookstore held a book signing in Bernalillo, New Mexico
    • "Southwest Gift Baskets" held a book signing in Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • Four Hills Book Club and a Women's Qrganization held book signings in Albuquerque, New Mexico

    After an outstanding review by the Historical Novel Society (http://historicalnovelsociety.org/hnr-online-may-2010.htm) with a "highly recommended" rating, "Footsteps to Forever" was given the prestigious Editor's Choice Award by iUniverse. The award was presented in 2010.

    The author revisited the Ramstein, Aviano, and Vicenza exchanges in 2011 for book signings of both "Footsteps to Forever" and "Darkness into Light." The latter, which is the sequel to "Footsteps to Forever," was published in July, 2011. It takes place mainly in post-World War II Europe. In this stunningly exciting and tragic era, the author weaves the survivors from the original novel into a thrilling story that lets the readers know what happens to the survivors and how their lives are swept up in the raging political controversies of the day.