The Big Inch by Kimberly Fish (Audio Book Tour)

Today we’re featuring our first audio book tour with Lone Star Book Blog Tours, and it’s especially exciting because the narrator is our own Sydney Young. If you’re a fan of World War II historical fiction, be sure to check out The Big Inch, written by Kimberly Fish. I’ve got a lot to share in today’s tour stop – a guest post by the author PLUS a clip from the audio book, the book trailer and a great giveaway, too!

Read on and check it all out!

THE BIG INCH
Misfits and Millionaires #1
by
KIMBERLY FISH
Narrated by Sydney Young
  
Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance / WWII Spies 
Publisher: Fish Tales Publishing
Date of Publication: August 1, 2018
Length: 10 hours, 22 minutes

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Fans of Pam Jenoff, Susan Elia MacNeal, and Kate Quinn will want to read the first book in a sparkling WWII historical fiction series, The Big Inch. Lane Mercer is a spy recovering from a disastrous mission in France when she’s assigned to protect the interests of the new federal project sending American oil to the Allies. Thrown into the high-stakes world of Texas oilmen, she’s inventing maneuvers on the fly to outwit would be counter-intelligence and Fascist sympathizers. Complicating her mission is a handsome con-artist who manages to be under her feet at the most inopportune times. Trapped between trusting her gut or trusting her informers, Lane has to learn to navigate a town that is laced with more intrigue than she’d ever have guessed, and she soon discovers that the life she might have to save. . .is her own.

Kimberly Fish’s well-researched writing drops readers into the colorful world of the American home front known so well to those who lived alongside the Greatest Generation. Buy The Big Inch today to begin this exciting first novel in a WWII series set in Texas.


PRAISE FOR THE BIG INCH: 
“Narrator Makes Book Exciting!” 
 5 Stars Review on Audible
“Kimberly Fish’s writing style snatched me out of my easy chair.” 
— Vickie Phelps, author of Moved, Left No Address
“Kimberly Fish has a gift for combining conflict, emotion, and characterization to create a compelling story.” 

— Louis Gouge, author of Love Inspired Historical Four Star Ranch series

Why Veterans Day is Significant to this Book Blog Tour

By Kimberly Fish

Veteran’s Day is one of those national remembrances where we reflect on the courage to perform selfless service and wonder whether we could do the same under a similar situation. Our country seems so fractured and polarized that the idea of people doing anything sacrificial for a stranger is almost inconceivable. Reading or listening to stories that honor that bravery is like ingesting medicine for the soul.

I believe readers are fascinated by fiction set during World War II because during that era of foreign troubles and frightening tools of mass destruction, ordinary people seemed to put down their swords of personal gain to do something good for the greater good. From soldiers drafted to fight in a country they’d never seen, to children recycling their bicycle tires, it was a period of time that we, in 2018, view with more than just nostalgia—it’s almost as if the war years were our own sort of Camelot. That halcyon glow is only because we were on the winning side. I perish to think what our culture would be facing had we lost. 

I wrote the novel, The Big Inch, to tell a community something big from their own local story—a Texas history lesson with sass and romance. But in a large part, it was to honor the patriotic men and women who heard the tragedy of war on the Continent and committed to jumping in. We’re getting farther removed from that collective memory, and it’s our responsibility to revisit those times. My writing this novel was like leaving a stone on an altar to those veterans (both active duty and those who assumed unusual methods to serve their country—like those in the Office of Strategic Services). And I like to think that folks who choose to read or listen to those stories are touching that altar too. We haven’t forgotten the bravery or the sacrifices. We know the freedoms we have, the liberty we enjoy, are because courageous people did crazy big things out of love for humanity. And, we tell their stories.

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Kimberly Fish has been a professional writer in marketing and media for almost 30 years. In the course of research for the Longview Chamber of Commerce 100-year compilation, she stumbled across a 1940s federal works project that was too good, too war-winning, not to be retold to modern audience. In 2017, she released The Big Inch, her first WWII spy thriller detailing the crazy, big pipeline project that fueled the Allies to a win in Europe. The Big Inch has also been released as an audio download on Audible. That eye-opening novel was so consumed by readers, she quickly followed it with a second WWII spy thriller set in Longview, Harmon General. Both of these novels will be helpful to her work with the City of Longview’s 150th birthday celebrations which begin in January of 2020. Comfort Plans, a contemporary novel also set in Texas, continues her love of history by weaving old letters into the renovation of an iconic Hill Country farmhouse.

Kimberly enjoys speaking on the value of weaving history and nostalgia into our plans as we grow our communities for the future.

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Sydney Young is a lawyer, award-winning writer and audio book narrator from the Lone Star State. Her next theatrical project will be directing “SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE,” for the Paris Community Theatre stage (Feb. 2019), while her novel “I AM HOUSTON,” is being submitted for publication by the Loiacono Literary Agency. Sydney has long been a reading advocate, including with her readings to an adopted second grade class each year. She loved voicing THE BIG INCH for all of its authentic Texas voices and true characters, all while she learned the history of the East Texas oil effort for World War II.  Visit Sydney’s website for more information on her writings, theatre, and audio books.

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GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!
ONE WINNER! 
Choice of Audio or Signed Print Copy of The Big Inch 
+ $25 Amazon Gift Card + a WWII Themed Surprise Gift!
NOVEMBER 5-12, 2018

VISIT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR:

11/5/18
Joint Guest Post
11/6/18
Audio Book Review
11/7/18
Audio Book Review
11/8/18
Narrator Interview
11/9/18
Audio Book Review
11/10/18
Audio Book Review
11/11/18
Guest Post
11/12/18
Audio Book Review
11/12/18
Audio Book Review

 

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