Fewstivals, Books and Hollywood Glitz

The Stone Cutter Genius



Ethnic Festivals, Books and Hollywood glitz

By Arthur Cola


The Summer Festival Season is in full swing across the nation. Some of the most popular are ethnic events such as Festa Italiana in Milwaukee (July 21-24), Irish Fest in Chicago (July 8-10), Festa Italiana inWashingtonD.C. (Sun.,Oct. 9). The list can go on and on asAkron’s Italian Festival,ClevelandOhio’s Irish Fest andBoston’s Irish Fest attract huge followings. One of the attractions which all Festivals hold in common besides music, live performances and Carnival Games is the inclusion of Cultural and Literary Events.


I am the author of legendary tales such as The Stone Cutter Genius and The Shamrock Crown (Legend of Excalibur). I appear in many of them and am a regular in Milwaukee, Chicago, Boston and Florida. This year is no different as I add D.C. to my schedule. But don’t think it’s just a table with books for sale. i will also be presenting MY Tours of Ireland, Britain and Italy which are based on his books. Travel with the me to the most famous and not so famous sites in Europe and relive the tale of my novels in a unique adventure as well as my featured presentation of how the legends of these lands have come to inspire my writing career. (Contact Patti: tripcotravel@sbcglobal.net for details).


One may think that literary events are quite unusual for a festival and yet they are a growing attraction, which bring authors from across Americaand Europeto them. This year I will be premiering yet another innovation at Festa Italiana in Milwaukee. My publishing House (American Book Publishing) has created a highly stylish Book Trailer for my new novel The Stone Cutter Genius. The trailer not only will be viewable on my web site at www.arthurcolalegendarytales.com but throughout the growing social media sites of Utube, Twitter and Facebook. One just has to click on the link: http://youtu.be/SKG9RusituI or http://www.americanbookpublishingblog.com/promote-your-book-at-ethnic-festivals and you will be transported to the site.

Be prepared to experience the plot of a book in a manner which is visually “Fabulous” as one viewer from Chicago, who has previewed it, called the trailer. Then there is the musical background which is soothing and mysterious bringing the viewer into the world of Renaissance Italy and the World of Michelangelo which serve as the core legend for the novel. The story as you will see begins in present day Chicagoand continues as an adventure in Italyas the main character and his two teen sons embark on a journey which leads them to the source of the Legend of the Magi Ring. But that’s all you’ll get from me. American Publishing and I would like you to view the Book Trailer yourself and then leave your comments. “This is all new to literary circles,” says Arthur Cola. “So we’d love to learn how people receive the video.”  One may contact the author at arthurcola@yahoo.com.


The use of such Hollywood style story telling incorporating gorgeous images,  mood setting music and a dramatic narration, which introduces you to the author’s roots and the story’s plot through social media sites, may very well be the wave of the future in bringing literature into your home.  “Be the first to catch a glimpse of this marketing technique through social media,” encourages the my books’ illustrator, John T. Colaianni.



















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e-mail: arthurcola@yahoo.com

web site: www.arthurcolalegendarytales.com

Phone: 262-308-0743




About arthurcola

I am the author of seven fiction books based on Celtic and Italian legends, Renaissance mysteries and history. They are: Journey of Three Pure Hearts and its sequel Pure and Tarnished Hearts, Stolen Christmas,The Brooch,The Stone Cutter Genius, The Shamrock Crown (Legend of Excalibur) and Papa and the Leprechaun King. My children's Christmas themed book is titled: Papa and the Gingerbread man. I have two screenplay versions on amazonstudios.com (The Shamrock Crown and The Leprechaun King) and have recently completed screenplay versions for my other novels. I served in the field of education for many years before embarking on a writing career. I am married to Donna and we have five children. web site: www.legendarytalesofarthurcola.com
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