Author of Paperboy and Breadboy Obtains International PR Support
Bethlehem, Pa. – Tuesday, September 17, 2013 — Northern Ireland author and peacebuilder Tony Macaulay, signs with Sahl Communications, Inc., an integrated public relations and communications firm- with offices in Bethlehem, PA, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, CA, and Europe- for publicist support.
Released in the USA in September 2013, Macaulay’s first book, published by HarperCollins, is his critically acclaimed memoir, Paperboy. The autobiographical story follows his childhood in 1970s West Belfast as a paperboy during a time of turbulent conflicts known as “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland.
Paperboy is a fit balance of significant social history in Northern Ireland and entertaining humor. The book tells the warm, funny, and nostalgic story of Macaulay’s years as a 12-year-old paperboy delivering the Belfast Telegraph from 1975 to 1977, a compelling time in Belfast.
A sequel, Breadboy, was published in Ireland in the Spring of 2013 by Blackstaff Press and has become Macaulay’s second critically acclaimed Irish bestseller.
“The team at Sahl Comm is made up of savvy, talented, energetic, and focused professionals,” said Macaulay. “They’re just as passionate as I am about making a difference in the world and I look forward to the one-to-one approach to achieving our goals.”
Macaulay’s inspiring skills in and passion for conflict resolution stemmed from the time he writes about in the books, and had developed into a serious career in international conflict transformation, peace building, and community development.
“The opportunity for us to assist in sharing and expanding Tony’s mission and admirable messages is exciting,” said Kim Plyler, Sahl Communications, Inc. Pres/CEO. “Tony is an author who writes social transitions into being. When we met Tony we knew his mission and our mission were meant to connect. We look forward to a long-lasting partnership with the whole Macaulay team.”
HarperCollins published Paperboy in the USA on September 3, 2013, and the film rights of Paperboy have been picked up by Titian Red Pictures, producers of the award winning Song for a Raggy Boy.
Macaulay will no longer be delivering papers or bread, but rather speeches and book readings over the next few months throughout his U.S. book tour. To track his current tour, follow Tony Macaulay on Twitter (@tonymacaulay) and Paperboy and Breadboy on the books’ unique Facebook pages.