FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2013
Rail Advocates and Authors of “Fast Trains” Discuss the State of High Speed Rail in America
WASHINGTON D.C. On Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm, Author and Director of Public Outreach for the US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) Emy Louie and her co-author Nancy Bolts will sign and discuss their new book “Fast Trains: America’s High Speed Future.” The event is scheduled to coincide with the international conference of the US High Speed Rail Association. The book signing will serve as a reception and forum for discussion among prominent advocates for high-speed rail in America and around the world who are expected for the conference. This is a full restaurant event, free and open to the public, and will take place at Busboys and Poets (1025 5th Street, NW) at the corner of 5th & K Street, NW.
Fast Trains was inspired in part by the surge of popularity, interest and ridership in rail travel as Americans overwhelmingly support advancements and investment in public transportation.
This book seeks to stimulate public interest in high-speed rail by focusing on the vast economic, environmental and lifestyle benefits of having a world-class high-speed rail system throughout America. Fast Trains foretells a bright future for high-speed rail through the use of vignettes that compare trips by automobile or airplane in the United States with high-speed rail trips elsewhere.
Author Emy Louie, is the Director of Public Outreach for the United States High Speed Rail Association (USHSR), a national non-profit organization that aims to build public, business and political support for a nationwide high-speed rail system. Co-author Nancy Bolts is a veteran marketing communications expert and president of Bolts Creative Communications. Bruce Johnson, the story designer, is a former correspondent for the New York Times and the Associated Press and has been nominated twice for a Pulitzer Prize for his photojournalism work. Their agent Thomas Hart, partner at Quarles & Brady law firm in Washington D.C., advocates for high-speed rail policy and legislation for USHSR. All four share a passion for making high-speed rail a reality in the United States.
“The book tells intriguing narratives from the point of view of the authors as well as characters,” said co-author Nancy Bolts. “It makes an emotional connection with the public and arouses the imagination of an America with modern high-speed rail moving transportation into the 21st Century,” said co-author Bolts.
Busboys and Poets is a restaurant, bookstore, fair trade market and gathering place where people can discuss issues of social justice and peace.
USHSR is the only organization in America focusing entirely on advancing a state-of-the-art national high-speed rail network across the country. It is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(6) trade association chartered to organize and mobilize the industry with a shared vision for a 21st century.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2012
Powerful Team of High-Speed Rail Advocates Announces New Book
(RALEIGH, N.C.) -On September 19, a team of versatile talents will release the high-speed rail industry's newest fully illustrated book on paper back, Fast Trains: America's High Speed Future. The team consists of a high-speed rail spokesperson, a marketing expert, and an award-winning photographer who have worked tirelessly to create this compelling new book about the benefits of a vigorous high-speed rail system throughout the United States.
Author Emy Louie, is the director of public outreach for the United States High Speed Rail Association (USHSR), a national non-profit that aims to build public, business and political support for a nationwide high-speed rail system. Co-Author Nancy Bolts, is a world-wide advertising veteran who is now president of Bolts Creative Communications. Bruce Johnson, the story designer has been nominated twice for a Pulitzer Prize for his photojournalism work during stints with the New York Times and the Associated Press . All three share a passion for making high-speed rail a reality in the United States. "Our goal is to remind the American public of the importance of this issue," said Louie. "We know a book is an effective way to really speak to people, and I'm confident in our team of experts to reach out to the public."
The newest addition to the leadership team is Thomas Hart is Vice President of Government Affairs for the USHSR and a partner and Director of Government Relations Quarles & Brady Law Firm in Washington D.C. Thomas Hart will partner with Louie and Bolts in the promotion of Fast Trains. Hart is responsible for the general advocacy for high-speed rail policy and legislation in the United States for USHSR and has significant influence among political circles and high-speed rail aficionados.
Three months after its May 21 release in e-book form this year, Fast Trains became the top ranked and one of the top 25 best-selling books in its category on Amazon.com. “The book tells intriguing narratives from the point of view of the author as well as characters,” said co-author Bolts. “It makes an emotional connection with the public and arouses the imagination of an America with modern high-speed rail moving transportation into the 21st century,” said co-author Bolts.
The USHSR is a national non-profit that aims to build public, business and political support for a nationwide high-speed rail system. For more information on the USHSR, visit www.ushsr.com.
For more information about the book, visit www.fasttrainsbook.com. For media inquiries or advance media credentials, contact Nancy Bolts at (919) 324-5779.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2012
Inspirational and Timely New Book on High Speed Rail Makes its Debut on the Kindle Platform! "Fast Trains."
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Emy Louie, Director of Outreach for the US High Speed Rail Association in our nation's capital and Bolts Creative Communication in North Carolina are proud to announce the release of "Fast Trains: America's High Speed Future." It is a book definitely for the 21st century, and passionately written to inspire and propel the United States to finally move full throttle into this preeminent century. What is urgently needed is the immediate construction and creation of a North American system of high speed rail (HSR) and super-fast trains throughout the continent--from coast to coast and all major cities and regions in between. The book's authors contend (and pretty convincingly show) that if the U. S. does this, the entire country will experience an economic rebirth of unparallel kind.
The book's two authors, Emy Louie and Nancy Bolts, a public relations expert, advertising and literary agency director, make no bones that Fast Trains: America's High Speed Future has a lot to do about inspiring and manifesting change in America. And the greatest and most beneficial change that can save and restore America's future is high speed rail and fast trains. While their book looks compellingly at high speed trains and HSR's incredibly beneficial impact on the United States, Fast Trains is also designed to explain the myriad of benefits of this new and growing technology. And it does so in an accessible, clear, and easy-to-understand way. In other words, the book doesn't bog down in technical jargon and scientific fact, stats, and data. It is actually an enjoyable, stimulating and often humorous read filled with many entertaining narratives and interesting information on the history of trains and transportation.
"I'm really excited about the release of this book," author Emy Louie said. "I think every reader will be highly energized by my passion for fast trains and high speed rail. In time, word about this book and about high speed rail will spread. Americans will demand from their elected officials and Corporate America the implementation of HSR in the U.S. Japan has high speed rail, and has since 1964. So does China, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and many other countries. Why doesn't the United States? Why aren't Americans aware of and tapped into the most important issue in our nation's future? It's time they were. This book will make it so."
Louie is responsible for building new relationships and spreading the word about US High Speed Rail's many significant programs and activities. She travels widely and works across numerous networks to introduce people to USHSR and the vision for an advanced rail system for America. She tracks and attends many high speed rail events around the country and speaks with professionals in transportation, design, planning, and environmental advocacy groups and professional businesses, as well as with grassroots organizations and interested citizens.
Louie's co-author Nancy Bolts concurs with her friend's vision and passion. "This book arouses the imagination of our readers so that they can embrace the idea of an America with high speed rail, moving its transportation system into the 21st century, and doing so at amazing speed and efficiency," she said. "Imagine the nation ending its dependency on oil and fossil fuels and especially on foreign oil. Imagine our nation no longer gridlocked and dependent of tens of thousands of miles of concrete highways and freeways and millions of gas-guzzling automobiles. Imagine the creation of millions of real and permanent jobs, a thriving and ever-increasing economy, and the rebuilding of our cities' infrastructure. Then imagine tens of millions of Americans traveling to work and play in luxury, safety, and style. And traveling at twice the speed than ever before and doing so at tremendous savings in cost and time. Even if you cannot imagine this now, after you read Fast Trains, you will. Then you will be compelled at over 200 miles per hour to help make it a reality!"
Fast Trains: America's High Speed Future is now available (for only $9.99!) in Kindle format at Amazon.com for immediate purchase at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00847FNNK, and is slated to be published in hardcover copy and several other ebook formats in the next two months. Authors Emy Louie and Nancy Bolts are both available for questions, media interviews and reviews, and can be contacted as noted herein below. CONTACT: Nancy Bolts Bolts Creative Communications Email: email@example.com Phone: (919) 324-5779
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2012
Inspiring and Timely New Book on High Speed Rail Debuts on May 21, 2012
THE RELEASE OF FAST TRAINS: AMERICA'S HIGH SPEED FUTURE BY EMY LOUIE WITH NANCY BOLTS
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Emy Louie, Director of Public Outreach for the US High Speed Rail Association, is proud to announce the release of her new book, Fast Trains: America's High Speed Future. This book looks at high-speed trains and their impact on the United States. Fast Trains is designed to explain the benefits of this new and growing technology in an accessible way. The book will officially be released on May 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
"I'm really excited about the release of this book," author Emy Louie said. "I think it really shows my passion for high-speed rail and will be a great way to spread the word about this important issue in the United States."
Louie is responsible for building new relationships and spreading the word about US High Speed Rail's programs and activities. She travels widely and works across networks to introduce people to USHSR and the vision for an advanced rail system for America. She tracks and attends many high speed rail events around the country and speaks with professionals in transportation, design, planning and environmental advocacy organizations, as well as with grassroots organizations and interested citizens.
Louie's co-author Nancy Bolts said, "This book arouses the imagination of our readers so that they can embrace the idea of an America with high speed rail, moving its transportation system into the 21st century."
For more information, contact Nancy Bolts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her cell phone at 919-324-5779.