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Get a FREE copy of my book, Semicolon!

Review My Book Semicolon ThumbnailWatch this video to find out how to get a free copy of my book, Semicolon; Memoir of a Colon Cancer Survivorand help raise money for colon cancer research at the same time!

I’ll send you a free paperback edition or Kindle edition of the book. Heck, I’ll even pay the shipping cost to get the paperback to you if that’s the edition you choose! How can you beat that?

Watch this video to find out how to get yours now.

Is that a deal or what? If you’re willing to write a review of my book, Semicolon, and post it on Amazon.com I’ll send you a free copy of the book. Just email me at mark[at]marktarsenault[dot]com with your preference (paperback or Kindle edition), and be sure to include your physical mailing address if you choose the paperback version.

This offer is for a limited time, so don’t miss out. And thank you!


Semicolon Kindle edition book temporarily unavailable

I was notified by Amazon.com that some readers are having trouble viewing the images that I embedded into the original book. As a result of the technical issue, Amazon.com has made the Kindle version of the book unavailable for purchase until I can replace it with a new file with the images corrected.

I’m working on the problem and hope to have a new version of lickety split! Thanks so much for your amazing support and your patience as I try to iron out the kinks.

Download Chapter One of Semicolon for Free!

I’ve got a lot to be grateful for and in that spirit I’m giving away a free chapter from my book, Semicolon; Memoir of a Colon Cancer Survivor. To download the first chapter just fill out the form below.

I’d be grateful if you would Share this with others to help spread the word and help me reach my goal of raising $1 Million for colon cancer research!

New York City is in the Bag

As some of you may know, I was selected as one of the participants in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2015 Anti Smoking Tips campaign. So last week we flew to New York where we met Julia (another participant) and many, many wonderful people who work for the several companies involved in the project, including the CDC, the casting agency, the creative agency, and the video production and photography agencies.

First off, let me say that we had an absolutely fantastic time in New York. We’d never been to New York before so we got a New York Pass and took the tour bus around Manhattan. We saw just about every landmark and famous building in the city. We took many great photos and met a number of wonderful people. I fully expected New York to be full of rude, angry people. What I found, however, is that most of the people were very courteous and friendly. Who knew? It was certainly a pleasant surprise and taught me not to pre-judge anyone.

After spending a few days with the family sight-seeing, I began working with the wonderful folks who are creating the video and print public service announcements (PSAs) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last Tuesday I spent the day at a house in New Jersey shooting the video PSA. The Director, Chris, was charming, friendly and very good at his craft, as was everyone in the crew. The filming part wasn’t nerve-wracking, like I thought it’d be. I actually had fun and was sad when the shoot was over.

After a day rest I went to a new location for the “print shoot,” where they took a plethora of photographs for the print ads that I’ll be in. The house we were at was the same house that Donnie Brasco lived in in the movie of the same name. How cool is that? The owner is a retired firefighter and an all-around great guy. Once again the crew was absolutely amazing. There were so many friendly people in one place. It reminded me of being with extended family, to be honest. Once again the day ended too quickly and I had to say goodbye, at least until we meet again.

This experience has been an absolute blessing on many levels. Having the opportunity to possibly inspire literally millions of people to quit smoking and get screened for colon cancer is beyond my ability to grasp right now. I hope that God uses my participation in this campaign to affect millions of lives. Whatever happens, I’m happy and proud to be a part of it.

The campaign kicks off around March of next year but please don’t wait until then to get screened. Do it now. And if you smoke, find a way to quit. You might literally save your butt.

Before you go, you can see a few of the photos I took during my trip. Enjoy!

On the ferry returning from the Statue of Liberty at sunset.
Me and Julia, my talent partner for the public service announcement.
Me and Chris, the Director of the video PSA.
Me in the back yard of the “Donnie Brasco House” where we did the print shoot.

Change of Plans

Unfortunately, due to a schedule change with the PSA taping, I’ll be unable to attend the ‘Stand Up 2 Finish The Fight’ viewing party in Rancho Cordova tonight. I wish every one going to have a great time, and thank you for helping in the fight to end cancer. I’ll be doing my part in NYC.

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