John Barrett Hawkins
Author | Youth Speaker | Business Coach

Press Kit

 

John Barrett Hawkins is a delinquency prevention specialist. His book The Dirty Nasty Truth: 18 True Crime Stories to Stop Juvenile Delinquency became a number one Kindle bestseller just four months after publication. He is also an expert on weight loss and the author of Penitentiary Fitness: the Amazing Weight Loss Formula.

 

Book him for an appearance and find out why Bob Dutko, host of the "Bob Dutko Show" said, "John was an excellent guest, engaging, lively, transparent and brought a lot to the show. I found his story of crime and redemption to be powerful and compelling and would highly recommend John to any media producer or host is a great guest."

 

Press releases for The Dirty Nasty Truth and Penitentiary Fitness and a list of sample interview questions for both books follow below. If you'd like a copy of his books and a complete press kit, please call 

760-681-3242 (media only).

 

 

 

Radio Interview Questions & Author Facts Sheet

Author: John Barrett Hawkins

Book: The Dirty Nasty Truth: 18 True Crime Stories to Stop Juvenile Delinquency

Price: $19.95 soft cover book, $9.95 e-book 

Contents: 247 pages

Author’s websites: www.dirtynastytruth.com

 

*Special deals for listeners: buy The Dirty Nasty Truth from the author’s website and receive a copy of one of Hawkins’ other books, either Penitentiary Fitness or Principles of Grace as a free gift. Also Hawkins will sign and personalize both books.

 

Sample Interview Questions

1. So John, what inspired you to write The Dirty Nasty Truth?

 

2. The book's final chapter is devoted to the crime you committed. Tell us about that.

 

3. What will readers learn from your story?

 

4. What you think is the primary reason that teens involve themselves in negative behavior?

 

5. How can parents provide significance at home – make their kids feel valued.

6. What can parents do to communicate better with teens?

 

7. What is the biggest mistake that parents make with teens?

 

8. What one piece of advice would you give to parents to help them keep their kids out of trouble?

 

9. You open the book with a chapter titled “Life in Prison.” Why?

 

10. You also wrote about the near-death experience. Speak about that.

 

11. Was it difficult to convince other cons to share their crime stories?

 

12. How did you decide what stories should go in the book?

 

13. What is your favorite story in the book?

 

14. Do you feel like you've repaid your debt to society?

 

15. After spending 20 years in prison, how does it feel to be free?

 

 

Radio Interview Questions & Author Facts Sheet

 

Author: John Barrett Hawkins

Book: Penitentiary Fitness: the Amazing Weight Loss Formula

Price: $19.95 soft cover book, $9.95 e-book 

Contents: 176 pages

Author’s website: www.amazingweightlossformula.com

 

*Special deal for listeners: buy Penitentiary Fitness from the author’s website and receive a copy of one of Hawkins’ other two books, either The Dirty Nasty Truth or Principles of Grace as a free gift.  Hawkins will sign and personalize both books.

 

Sample Interview Questions

1. When you were writing Penitentiary Fitness, whom did you imagine as your ideal reader?

2. The sub-title of your book is The Amazing Weight Loss Formula. What is this Formula, and why is it so amazing?

3. In the foreword to your book Dr. Allen Londe writes: “John’s approach to weight loss focuses on energy balance — the only medically proven method.”  Can you explain energy balance?

4. Can you give us a few weight loss secrets?

5. What’s your philosophy about diet?

6. Many people complain about feeling hungry when they go on a diet. Do you have any tips for those who never feel full?

7. In Penitentiary Fitness you say that swimming is the ultimate weight loss workout. Why?

8. You also said that people can raise their metabolism with 10 minute workouts. How is that possible?

9. What would you say is the most unique aspect about Penitentiary Fitness?

10. Do you have any tips for staying motivated? 

11. In the first chapter you talk about attempting suicide and how fitness enabled you to overcome depression. Tell us about that.

12. Why is building muscle so important for weight loss?

13. You have an entire chapter about food addiction. Talk about that.

14. What has writing Penitentiary Fitness done for you?

 

GET REVIEW COPIES

Review copies of my three books are available in e-book format for mainstream media and citizen journalists (bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, e-zine publishers etc.). Just provide your contact information below and select the e-books you want to receive. Once your press credentials have been confirmed, I will send you the e-book.

 

 

COMING SOON: ADDITIONAL PRESS RELEASES & CONTESTS

I plan to conduct Critique-the-Author contests for my other two books Penitentiary Fitness and Principles of Grace in the near future. I also intend to issue press releases that may be converted into articles on a regular basis. Join my Media Mailing List to be notified of upcoming events and press releases that interest you.

 

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