King of Paine Blog Tour

I’m pleased to release the schedule for the King of Paine Blog Tour, which together with a Kindle Giveaway Contest also announced today, will mark the book’s official launch. Each day from December 1 -21, King of Paine will be featured on one of the world’s greatest book blogs, with reviews, book giveaways, interviews and guest posts authored by yours truly.  Here’s the schedule of events:

12/1   What Book Is That?: Review & Snowed in with Indie Authors December Giveaway Festival
12/2   From the TBR File: Book Giveaway & Review
12/3   Live To Read: Guest Post “Researching An FBI Story”
12/4   The Write To Make A Living: Review, Book Giveaway & Guest Post “Writing Thought-Provoking Suspense: Social Themes”
12/5   Thoughts In Progress: Guest Post “Who Are You Chatting With?: The Dangers of Anonymous Internet Communications”
12/6   Boekie’s Book Reviews: Review & Author Interview
          Owl Tell You About It: Review
12/7   Owl Tell You About It: Guest Post “Researching the Psychology of BDSM”
12/8   All the days of: Book Giveaway & Guest Post “Crafting Intricate Plots: My Writing Process”
12/9   The Top Shelf: Review & Author Interview
12/10  Darlene’s Book Nook: Book Giveaway & Guest Post (topic TBD)
12/11  Larry Kahn: Interview with Frank Paine “Getting Inside The Mind Of A Madman”
12/12  Full Moon Bites: Book Giveaway & Author of the Week Interview
12/13  The Book Diva’s Reads: Review & Guest Post “Buried Treasures: Treats for the Watchful Reader”
12/14  Alive On The Shelves: Guest Post “When Eye Candy Fights Back: Adding Depth To a Love Interest”
12/15  The Enchanted Book: Review & Guest Post “What Can You Expect From A 99-Cent E-Book? ”
12/16  Opinions of  a Wolf: Book Giveaway & Review
12/17  Black Diamond’s Book Reviews: Book Giveaway & Review
12/18  Thoughts In Progress: Review
12/19  CMash Loves to Read: Book Giveaway & Guest Post “My Inspiration For King of Paine
12/20  Goodreads: Live Q&A With Larry Kahn (1-2pm; 7-8pm)
12/21  Purple Jelly Bean Chair Reviews: Review, Author Interview & Book Giveaway

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  • Larry and Ellie Kahn

  • When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010, my neurologist told me there was nothing I could do to slow down an inevitable slide into disability. So I simply (apathetically?) went about the business of researching my third novel for over a year until I crossed paths with others who had discovered a curiously overlooked goldmine of scientific research suggesting vigorous exercise could help slow the progression of PD and improve quality of life.

     

    After experiencing the impact of exercise myself, my wife, Ellie, and I began brainstorming with other believers about how to effectively spread the gospel of exercise and hope.  We formed PD Gladiators in 2013, a nonprofit charged with developing a plan to ally metro Atlanta fitness instructors and clinicians to convince people with PD to take a proactive approach to managing their disease. PD Gladiators entered agreements with the Atlanta YMCA, Livramento Delgado Boxing Foundation, Yellow River Center and other independent fitness instructors to build a network of PD-specific exercise classes based on PD Gladiators’ promise to promote the exercise research and the PD Gladiators Fitness Network to local clinicians to create the referral “pipeline” necessary to make the adapted fitness programs sustainable. I believe recruiting the support of influential clinicians in our community from the start was the critical insight that has led to the phenomenal growth of the Network.

     

    By 2018, the Network consisted of over 60 weekly classes, and metro Atlanta “gladiators” logged almost 25,000 class visits for the year! On August 1, 2018, the Parkinson’s Foundation and PD Gladiators determined they could better serve the needs of the Parkinson’s community through an organizational unification. Ellie and I served on the Advisory Board for the Parkinson’s Foundation Georgia until retiring in October 2019. PD Gladiators Executive Director Annie Long continues to manage and grow the Network as an employee of the Parkinson’s Foundation.

     

    Ellie and I still practice the proactive, hopeful approach that we  preach. With Ellie’s loving support, I exercise daily, eat a nutritious diet supplemented as recommended by Dr. Laurie Mischley (a Parkinson’s researcher and naturopathic doctor practicing in Seattle), and have adopted good sleep habits. While excited to begin the retirement we had deferred to nurture PD Gladiators, I intend to devote some of my energy–without stress and deadlines–to brainstorm ideas for other areas of Parkinson’s care in need of intervention  for consideration by government and charitable organizations with the mission and resources to undertake these projects.

     

    I believe that problem-solving is a team sport, and I encourage you to join in the discussion. Let’s make Parkinson’s Ideas, Man an incubator for high impact solutions to the issues that effect us most.