Author Tony Garcia meets RI President
Sumatra, Bali & Singapore - September 19 - During a recent book promotion tour which included stops in
Singapore, Bali and Sumatra surf, travel adventure author Tony Garcia met
with the Republic of Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yodohoro.
The meeting took place at
Tabbing Airport just outside the city of Padang Sumatra. The president was
touring the region in an effort to stimulate the economy and bring peace to
the tsunami devastated Aceh province which had recently called an end to its
30 year struggle for independence.
While in Bali the SoldierBoy
the sales of its books MUM a Balinese charity which supports local kids with money for
schooling and nutrition.
The surf travel adventure
books are exclusively on sale at Surfer Girl the Kuta beach surf shop
which bills itself as "One of the best all girl surf shops in the world."
All the proceeds will go to the MUM charity.
On the east coast of Bali in
the region of Karangasem, there are villages that because of economic
circumstances find it difficult to afford necessities for their children for
schooling and nutrition. The average yearly wage in Indonesia is
approximately $600 and because of the economic impact of the Bali Bombings
many people have found it hard to make ends meet.
MUM is an unified
charitable organization dedicated to helping villagers support the
needs of their children for education and new opportunities. For
approximately $70 dollars or 60 Euros a year a local child is aided with
their school fees, uniforms, materials and healthy food for a year.
While in Bali aside some
classic Uluwatu surf author Tony Garcia presented copies of the
books to Tim (Made Suryawan) editor of Magic Wave the Balinese surf community
newspaper. In addition books were presented in Singapore to Internet
entrepreneur Sandor Bakalis.
Recently SoldierBoy publications announced that Tracks of the Tiger would be released as a 2 CD
audio book and MP3 download for iPods in the winter of 2005.
Since its release
Tracks of the Tiger: G-land & Bali, Indonesia has gotten
enthusiastic reviews and a good deal of buzz from the international surfing
community from America's East/West coasts including Hawaii, Indonesia, South
Africa, all over Europe's shores from the U.K., Netherlands, France, Spain,
Portugal, including Sweden and Italy not to mention New Zealand and
What are the critics
saying? - "The book's action is non-stop - There will be no more boredom
for surfers after a long day at the beach or for those that are stuck far
away from the surf, sun and sand. The author brings alive the surf lifestyle
with this the first of three surf thrillers. Author Tony Garcia makes good
the promise - The next best thing to being there!"
The surf travel
adventure books Tracks of Tiger: G-land & Bali, Indonesia, Ollie's Point:
Witches Rock & Tamarindo, Costa Rica and Sword of the Prophet:
Anchor Point & Taghazoute, Morocco are selling fast world-wide and can
be ordered online at
www.amazon.com. In addition sample chapters of each book are also
available to read on the website.
This series of surf
adventure books features the premier surf spots on the planet from Indonesia
to Costa Rica and now Morocco. The earlier released Tracks of the Tiger
was followed by Ollie's Point and by the latest release of Sword
of the Prophet.
publisher of these surfing adventure books is based in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands and Santa Monica, California and publishes in Europe and America
simultaneously. SoldierBoy publishing will always try to live up it promise
to make reading its surf books - The next best thing to being there!
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