Larimore Family Newsletter – June 2010

Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter for June:

  • Family Update – Traveling to Italy
  • Publication Update
    • TSI: The Influenza Bomb is out. Order autographed copies.
    • Book Signing in Colorado Springs
    • Dr. Walt Interviewed on Childhood Obesity
    • Dr. Walt Featured on iMOM
    • Dr. Walt published in Significant Living Magazine
    • Workplace Grace released last month
  • Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events

Family Update

Barb and I are back from our three-week trip-of-a-lifetime to Italy. If’ you’d like to experience Italy vicariously, and follow along for our adventure and view of Barb’s amazing photos, you can do so by starting here and then following the links at the bottom of each blog.

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Publishing Update

TSI: The Influenza Bomb is out. Get your autographed copies here.

My second novel, co-written with my dear friend, Paul McCusker is out as of June 1st. This is a sequel to last summer’s TSI: The Gabon Virus.

You can read a sample chapter by clicking here, then finding the book cover, and clicking on “Browse Inside.”

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Here are a few early reviews:

Crisp prose, never-slowing action, a frighteningly plausible plot that weaves impeccably through history and across international borders, all tempered with a tender reminder of divine forgiveness.

– Jeanette Windle

This is an international thriller with chilling relevance today. The authors have done their homework and written a totally realistic novel that may keep you awake at night! You will never again read about H1N1 outbreaks without wondering about their origins.

– Dorothy Cowling, Creator and Book Reviewer, The List

Engaging. Innovative. Entertaining. And downright scary. Pray this story never becomes a news headline. Larimore and McCusker have penned an unforgettable tale!

– Alton Gansky, novelist

McCusker and Larimore have crafted a chilling tale of bioterrorism. Peppered with scientific details that bring the story to life, The Influenza Bomb is delightfully disturbing and will leave the reader with a ghastly list of ‘what ifs’ that will haunt the reader long after the last page.

– Harry Kraus, MD, Bestselling Author, The Six-Liter Club and Salty Like Blood

Ripped from today’s headlines, this chilling thriller is very plausible as bioterrorism is a real threat to this nation’s security. Reading like a cross between Dan Brown and Frederick Forsyth fans will enjoy the high octane over the top of the Kremlin and German Alps frantic save the world thriller as the Time Scene Investigators are reaching the doomsday clock countdown with The Influenza Bomb ignition.

– Harriet Klausner, #1 Reviewer for Amazon.com

Book Signing in Colorado Springs

On Saturday, June 19, I will be signing my newest book, TSI: The Influenza Bomb, with my good friend and co-author, Paul McCusker, from 1-3 pm at the Barnes and Noble in Colorado Springs (1565 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920). I hope all of you in Colorado Springs will be able to come by. Details of the event and directions to get to the store can be found here.

Dr. Walt Interviewed on Childhood Obesity

I was interviewed by a report from the American Academy of Family Phyisician’s News Now on the subject that “Preventing Childhood Obesity Is a Family Affair.” You can read the AAFP News Now article here.

Dr. Walt Featured on iMOM

I was the featured iSpecialist of the week on iMOM.com on Tuesday, May 18th. iMOM wrote, “We received great response to your 3 Lifestyle Habits That Can Boost Your Sex Drive article on iMOM.com. Over 3,332 moms read this article alone!” You can read the article here.

Dr. Walt published in Significant Living Magazine

Significant Living magazine is continuing to publish a series based upon my book 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy. The most recent article, Seek Balance. Manage stress wisely to improve your well-being is in the May/June 2010 issue (pages 10-11).

You can find three of articles from the series here:

  • A Balancing Act. We’re starting a new series on the 10 essentials of happy, healthy people. But what really defines being healthy? Read the article here.
  • Take Good Care. Make a few changes to prevent disease and improve your longevity. This is part two in our on-going series about essentials of happy, healthy people. Read the article here.
  • Unburden Yourself. Harboring anger, resentment, or blame? It may be taking a toll on your health. Part three in our ongoing series about the essentials of happy, healthy people. Read the article here.

Here’s another article I wrote for them you might like:

  • His brain, Her brain. He thinks she talks too much. She says he says too little. You may be surprised to learn the problem is not with their tongues, but with their brains. Read the article here.

Workplace Grace released last month

The publisher writes: Workplace Grace flies in the face of almost everything you’ve ever read or heard about evangelism.

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This book is written for all Christians who may not think they have a gift for evangelism but want their lives to have an impact on the people around them. It describes evangelism as a process and helps you understand how your skills and God-given gifts can easily be used to draw customers, clients, and coworkers to new life in Jesus Christ.

Learn more about the book and small-group study DVD here. Also, autographed copies should be available here in the next week or two.

Events of the last month

May 8-24: We’re back from the trip-of-a-lifetime in Italy. We LOVE Italy and had a wonderful trip there. Our excuse was to be with dear friends (with whom we practiced in Kissimmee, FL, from 1985 through 2001, John and Cleta Hartman) who have invited us to the wedding of their youngest daughter, Annie, at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City on Friday, May 21. Our itinerary included Rome, Venice, Cinque Terre, Carrara, Pisa, and Florence.

You can visit Italy vicariously and attend the wedding by reading our blog and enjoying our pictures of the trip starting here.

May 28-31, Barb and I will fly to Atlanta where I’ll address the American Academy of Physicians Assistants on “Natural Medications for Osteoarthritis: An evidence-based appraisal.” We’ll also visit with Scott and Jen and our two beautiful granddaughters, Anna Kate and Sarah Beth.

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Upcoming Events

Jun 1-6, Barb and I will fly to Washington, DC, where I’ll attend an AMA CPT meeting and Barb will visit with dear friends.

Jun 13-18, Barb and I will volunteer at Young Life’s Crooked Creek Ranch near Frasier, Colorado. We do this each year with our great friends, Boone and Peggy Powell, and look forward to serving with them once again.

Jun 19, I will be signing my newest book, TSI: The Influenza Bomb, with my good friend and co-author, Paul McCusker, from 1-3 pm at the Barnes and Noble in Colorado Springs (1565 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920). I hope all of you in Colorado Springs will be able to come by.

Jun 24-27, Barb and I will travel to the Western Hills Resort in Oklahoma for a retreat and resident graduation for the In His Image Family Medicine Residency program. I will also be judging the presentation of research projects by the second year residents, which is always great fun.

Past Issues

You can get more information on many of my upcoming events here.

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