Mystery Author Doug Hewitt Kicks Off THE DEAD GUY VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR

Join Doug Hewitt as he tours the blogosphere in February ’09 to promote his new mystery novel, The Dead Guy (Aberdeen Bay).

The Dead Guy is a high-octane, pedal-to-the-metal Detroit murder mystery that uncovers an international crime ring involved with auto insurance scams.

Doug Hewitt was born and raised near Detroit, Michigan and now lives in North Carolina. Along the way, he did a four-year stint in the Marine Corps and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. He has been writing short stories for over 20 years and has been getting them published for most of that time, with over 80 stories in print. His stories have appeared in anthologies such as The Dead Inn and 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories. He has appeared in the premier issue of Apex Digest and has seen his chapbook, Slipstream, published by Scrybe Press.

He turned his attention to longer works and had his first novel SPEAR published in 2002. The Midwest Book Review calls SPEAR “a thrilling and deftly crafted novel.” After being remarried in 2004, he and his wife, Robin, founded In addition to authoring a non-fiction parenting book, The Practical Guide To Weekend Parenting, Doug and Robin teamed up to write The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting.

Doug returned to his original passion, writing fiction, and wrote The Dead Guy, which St. Martins author Lynn Chandler-Willis calls a “high-octane, pedal-to-the-metal ride through the criminal underbelly of the automotive world.” You can visit Doug Hewitt and read a free PDF chapter of The Dead Guy at

“I’m thrilled to represent such a gifted and talented writer,” says Dorothy Thompson, CEO and founder of Pump Up Your Book Promotion. “His book is one of those books that I know everyone is going to enjoy and it’s such an honor to put this particular type of book on virtual book tour. I wish him luck and hope that others will follow his tour to find out just how great a person Doug Hewitt really is – not only as an author, but someone who has great undiscovered talent.”

Doug’s virtual book tour is brought to you by Pump Up Your Book Promotion, an innovative public relations agency specializing in online book promotion. You can visit his personal tour page at to find out more about his tour in February.

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