* School tour in Minnesota where author has numerous contacts from his work as a teacher (book promotion can be folded into writing workshops/co-taught classes/speaker presentations). * Targeted mailing to top librarians to encourage acquisition and participation in LibraryReads. Author is personally connected with 4+ librarians in Minnesota and Texas, including an acquisitions librarian in Hennepin County. * Books for a cause: increased awareness of book sales through PR campaign to support various charities benefitted by author's own earnings from sales. Author plans on contributing 50% or more of earnings to charities related to issues discussed in novel. * Goodreads and LibraryThing giveaway. * Book readings and signings at local bookstores. * Tailored publicity campaign through a publicist including national print, blog tour, online campaigns, content strategy, and social media outreach. * Book trailer. * Simultaneous e-book publication and promotion.
Patrick Meisch is a high school science teacher who has harbored an ambition to write ever since his literature classes influenced him at a young age. He is passionate about educating future generations of people who can make a difference on topics such as climate change, resource management and sustainability, and responsible use of technology. His writing is often used as a vehicle to broach these topics in an engaging format. He lives, works, reads, and plays a lot of video games in Minnesota. Those the Future Left Behind is his debut novel.
"Patrick Meisch's ability to overlay the social and humanitarian issues of modern times with a futuristic approach to their resolution is exceptional." -Midwest Book Review