Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Wilderness Spa by Jim Halverson - Book Tour + Giveaway

Join Us for This Tour From: August 23 to September 10
Book Details:
Book Title:  Wilderness Spa: Where Physical Survival Meets Psychological Survival by Jim Halverson
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 212 pages
Genre Literary
Publisher:  Gail Force Publishing
Release date:  June 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13: Only language (one f-word, some sh*t, d*mn)
Book Description:
The Wilderness Spa brings people from three quite different sources together to survive catastrophe in the Alaskan wilderness. They amaze themselves in their ability to coalesce and work cohesively in the face of hunger, injury, insecurity, and possible death. With that on their minds, they explore statistics, logic, social justice, and challenges to philosophies and social norms.

After rocky starts when new members enter the group, they learn to find the best in their fellow travelers, how to help, follow, and lead when necessary. Nothing is ever easy. Without attacking each other, they dig deep to reconcile their differences.

Join the group as they make the best of what they have. Struggle along with them and reconcile your own philosophical belief systems with logic and science.
Guest Post
Logic, Science, and the Truth

In Wilderness Spa, a diverse group of travelers must band together to survive the harsh Alaskan conditions. Fireside chats between the characters take place in the midst of danger, uncertainty, and possible death, maintained their dignity with communal discourse and reasoning. The following guidelines helped preserve their civility.

Logic is defined as reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity. This is a popular definition. Science, likewise, can be defined as the pursuit and application of knowledge, and an understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence. The scientific method prescribes exacting orderly steps to find the truth: Identify a problem, collect and study data, form a hypothesis, and empirically test the hypothesis. When multiple tests yield identical results, the hypothesis may stand the test of time. Inconsistent results reveal either testing errors, or an invalid hypothesis. Science depends on the strict principles of validity, as defined by logic, and the truth must run the gamut of the scientific method.

Points of discussion are referred to as arguments, meaning reasons, or contentions. An argument presented with the knowledge that it is not valid is a lie. All subsequent arguments supported by a lie must be false as well, as a house built on a faulty foundation cannot stand. Questioning every argument is not rude. If the argument is presented in good faith, the presenter will welcome an opportunity to offer enlightenment and additional supporting data. Only a presenter offering an erroneous argument, possibly with devious intentions, will take offense at questioning.

My goal when writing discussions in Wilderness Spa was to explore the best ways to talk about difficult subjects, especially when the characters held such diverse opinions. I am passionate about understanding different viewpoints, but to discusses these differences in a logical, considerate manner should be a priority.

Meet the Author: 

Jim Halverson is the author of Trials & Trails (2019) and Ponce, What Actually Happened at the Fountain of Youth (upcoming, 2021). Jim grew up in the rural, gold-mining town of Mokelumne Hill, CA and received his MBA from Golden Gate University. He spent part of his life on a ranch and is an avid student of psychology. He recognizes the struggles of all men and women seeking equality and respect. Jim and his wife, Gail, spend their time traveling from their small farm in Forestville, CA.

Connect with the Author:  Website ~  Goodreads

Tour Schedule: 

Aug 23 - Cover Lover Book Review - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 24 - Jazzy Book Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 25 - Locks, Hooks and Books - book review / giveaway
Aug 26 - Sadie's Spotlight - book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 27 - Rockin' Book Reviews - book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 30 - Books for Books - book review
Aug 31 -Cheryl's Book Nook - book review / giveaway 
Sep 1 - Pick a Good Book - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 1 Rajiv's Reviews - book review / giveaway
Sep 2 - The Adventures of a Traveler's Wife - book review / author interview / giveaway
Sep 3 - Literary Flits - book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 6 - Bigreadersite - book review / giveaway
Sep 7 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book review / giveaway
Sep 7 Splashes of Joy  - book review / author interview/ giveaway
Sep 8 - Sefina Hawke's Books - book spotlight
Sep 9 - Kam's Place - book review
Sep 10 - Books and Zebras  - book review
Sep 10 Working Mommy Journal - book review / giveaway 

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