Humor Writer Tim Bete on Virtual Book Tour in July!

I’m happy to announce new client, humor writer and author Tim Bete who will be touring with us in July!

Tim, along with his sidekick, Cap'n Billy "The Butcher" McDougall, is the author of the new humor/parenting book, Cap'n Billy "The Butcher" MacDougall's Guide to Pirate Parenting: Why You Should Raise Your Kids as Pirates and 101 Tips on How to Do It (Cold Tree Press, June '08), which will be on tour starting July 7 and will continue until the end of the month.

Tim Bete (pronounced "beet") began his nautical adventures as a child sailing on Buzzards Bay off the coast of Massachusetts. At age 10, he longed for a small cannon to put on his grandfather's 30-foot wooden ketch - a quick, two masted vessel that is perfect for catching other ships so you can plunder'em. His parents scuttled the cannon idea, saying he "would terrorize other boats with it." That's exactly what he had in mind.

Bete's humorous parenting advice has been published in dozens of newspapers, magazines and Web sites, including the Christian Science Monitor, Atlanta Parent, Big Apple Parent, Northwest Family, and His first book, In the Beginning…There Were No Diapers as well as and Guide to Pirate Parenting were finalists in the Foreword Magazine Humor Book of the Year competition.

Bete’s hobbies include pushing his luck and skating on thin ice. In his spare time, he’s director of the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. You can visit his website at

Captain Billy ‘The Butcher’ MacDougall (pronounced "MacDougall") has been hiding from authorities for most of his life. He lives on his ship, The Frightened Flounder, but can sometimes be found at the Crow’s Nest Tavern. His hobbies include plundering and rum.

You can visit his website at

To find out why he chose a virtual book tour to promote his book and why he feels booksignings are a waste of time, visit our company blog by clicking here!
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