— “Ebony,” “FINE Success” and “AMPS” Magazines are Taken with Author Paul Lamar Hunter’s Story in “No Love, No Charity: the Success of the 19th Child” —
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Late in 2013, San Francisco Bay Area-based PR, et Cetera, Inc. president Toni Beckham issued a press release to introduce author and Austin, Texas resident Paul Lamar Hunter and his enthralling new book No Love, No Charity: the Success of the 19th Child. Early on, numerous local television shows and news publications took notice; most recently Ebony, FINE Success and AMPS (African-American People Succeeding) magazines each found Hunter’s gripping story so compelling as to warrant sharing with their respective readers nationwide.
FINE Success Magazine highlights Hunter’s No Love, No Charity in its current issue (July 2014). Ebony magazine Â— one of the oldest African American magazines and most successful Â— features his fascinating story in its August issue (on newsstands today). AMPS Magazine has chosen the author’s awe-inspiring true life tale for its Aug./Sept. issue cover story (due to drop Aug. 15th).
Hunter’s inaugural literary offering is a gripping autobiographical account that describes how, despite overwhelming odds, he (the 19th child of 21), came to be the first (and only) of the siblings to graduate from college with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University. Hunter credits his determined spirit and unshakeable faith for lifting him above the fray to achieve this impressive accomplishment.
Having had 20 siblings, hunter grew up with as many as 17 in the home at one time, in what he describes as abject poverty, chaos and abuse. There were even times when the children shared toothbrushes as well as clothing. In spite of his complex childhood, Hunter triumphed over adversity and turned his setback into a comeback. Learn more, and purchase Hunter’s engrossing story at www.NoLoveNoCharity.com, BarnesandNoble.com or Amazon.com.
“My goals for 2014 are to share my story with the world. I look forward to an invitation from President Obama to visit the White House,” stated Hunter in a recent interview. “I also wish to be an invited guest on one of Oprah’s shows, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Dr. Phil, GMA, The Today Show, The View, The Talk, David Letterman, Katie Couric, Queen Latifah, Bethenny Frankel, Chelsea Handler and Ellen Degeneres, along with cable news and TV magazine shows.”
Beckham’s public relations company also represented controversial Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter when his story was adapted for a movie. The film, titled “Coach Carter,” starring veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson as Carter, was released to movie theaters in January 2005. Coach Carter said, “I credit Toni Beckham with obtaining overwhelming media coverage that ultimately led to a Paramount Pictures feature film based on my life story.”
About PR, et Cetera, Inc.
PR et Cetera, Inc. is an experienced and highly-demanded Public Relations and Marketing Communications firm that president Toni Beckham established more than 20 years ago — excitedly representing her first revenue client — Tavis Smiley. The company serves the critical communications needs of a growing list of prominent and influential individuals, small public and privately-held companies, and non-profit organizations. PR et Cetera’s skilled writing services include press releases, company profiles, keynote speaker introductions, sponsorship/fundraising letters, biographies and collateral editing. Other specialized services incorporate strategic branding, crisis communications and media training.
Included among Beckham’s notable past and current clients are Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, Coach Ken Carter, Gumbo for the Soul Publications, Luv’s Brownies, National Coalition of 100 Black Women/Oakland-Bay AreaChapter, New Orleans Bill’s Creole Foods, former Bay Area CBS 5 EyewitnessNews anchor Barbara Rodgers, actress Terri J. Vaughn’s Take Wings Foundation, Tavis Smiley, The Smiley Group and Oakland’s Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center, among numerous others.
In January 2011, “The Atlanta Post— a New York-based national news site targeting African-American business news and politics Â— listed Toni Beckham among its selection of 10 of the nation’s “Top African AmericanPublic Relations Agents.” The piece now appears on MadameNoire.com. Learn more about PR, et Cetera, Inc. and the professional services it offers at
To book interviews with Paul Lamar Hunter, obtain high-res images, request review copies, or to submit story rights inquiries, contact: [email protected] | 209-832-8020/ 408-499-3664 (cell). Mr. Hunter is available for speaking engagements and book signings.