Guest Post by Martha Carr
This past week I’ve done several radio interviews with top web radio shows. Listen in…
Below is a radio interview with Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones where we talk about what inspired my thriller, The List, the first book in the Wallis Jones series.
Click here to listen: Martha Carr Interview
On Saturday, November 2nd, I was interviewed on Artists Exposed with Tym Moss where I talked about The List, thrillers in general, and how to be happy without needing to be right.
These radio interviews are fun to do, reach a wide audience, and help me sell more books.
My letter to the editor related to my book Fracking: America’s Alternative Energy Revolution was featured in a December issue of Barron’s. That was great exposure for my name as my book was being published.
Drilling for Dollars
To the Editor:
The Editorial Commentary of Nov. 26 (“A Cause for Thanksgiving, Part I”) could have included the following points of interest:
• 1.7 million jobs have been created in the oil-and-gas industry through tight shale drilling (fracking). This could rise to three million jobs by 2035.
• $7 trillion in capital will be deployed in unconventional oil-and-gas development over the next 20 years, and $3 trillion in local, state and federal tax revenue will result.
• U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions have been reduced by 5.3% since 2005, according to the International Energy Agency. No other nation has reduced these emissions, as demanded by the Kyoto Protocol. This is a direct result of the conversion from coal to natural gas for power generation. Gas is now 31% of total electricity sourcing. The increase in use of gas is a result of the hydraulic fracturing and delivery of shale deposits.
Today the gas fields are estimated to contain 1,700 trillion cubic feet of gas, enough for 90 years of American energy demand. Ultimate recovery will vary with pricing, regulations and extraction techniques. The oil fields may contain 400 billion barrels of crude, excluding the continental shelves.
There is work, wealth, energy and tax revenue in the deep rock beneath our feet.
My letter was featured here: http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052748703555704578157412000929792.html
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