VIP Ink Publishing signs former Puddle of Mudd guitarist to new book deal

VIP Ink Publishing has signed Paul Phillips, the former lead guitarist for rock band Puddle of Mudd.

As a child, Paul Phillips firs11924360_10204702757593214_2619420796490449880_ot started to learn the guitar when he was just 11 years old. He was influenced by his father, who used to play in a cover band during Phillips’ childhood. As he got older, his first real gig came with a Jacksonville-based band called Happy Hour. After his friend Fred Durst invited him to audition, Phillips became a member of Puddle of Mudd in 1999, and stayed there until 2005.
The band’s first major hit came in 2001, with the release of the album Come Clean, which was certified triple platinum and sold more than five million copies. On that record, the most popular single was “Blurry,” which climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Phillips departed several years later, in 2005, and joined the band Operator for a short stint, only to return to Puddle from 2009-2011.

Since his 2011 departure, Phillips has stayed busy, writing and playing music for Nitro Circus: The Movie, as well as acting in the horror film The Guy Knows Everything, and joining Rev Theory for a short time.He has also appeared in several shows for Burn Season. Currently, he is involved in a project called the Fallout Collective, and DJs on The Fox 107.7. Moreover, he is collaborating with JP Corwyn on a southern rock project called Corwyn/Phillips. Phillips has also worked on several fitness and clothing shoots.

 

Posted On 10 Dec 2015
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Former Pop Evil lead guitarist Anthony Greve to be VIP Ink Publishing’s newest author

VIP Ink Publishing has signed Anthony 12180556_10208213404558028_1061507158_oGreve, best known as the former lead guitarist for Pop Evil.

Since growing up in Whitehall, Michigan, Anthony Greve wanted to achieve success in the music industry. He started his career as a member of local bands Bidtter Ecstasy and Two Heded Chan, and then gained fame as the lead guitarist for Pop Evil. Songs the band released, like “Hero” and “Monster You Made” received both commercial and critical acclaim, and Pop Evil became more popular, touring with other groups like Rev Theory, Three Doors Down, Judas Priest and Saliva.

At the same time, Greve encountered demons. In one of the bands songs, he described his battle to “Erase this monster I’ve become. Forgive me for all the damage done.” He tried to escape his problems by drowning them out with alcohol, drugs, girls and partying, but this just augmented the pain. Greve had come face to face with the Prince of Darkness, but in the midst of this, he found life.

Greve turned to God, and Jesus Christ transformed his life. He left Pop Evil, along with his old ways, and attended North Point Bible College. From there, God called him to become a traveling evangelist, and he used his salvation story to bring the Gospel Message to others. His purpose in life is no longer to be a famous musician, but to be a witness for Jesus Christ.

Posted On 10 Dec 2015
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VIP Ink Publishing Releases “Kajun King” By “Trapper Joe” Noces Joseph LaFont Jr.

“Kajun King” available November 3rd, 2015 in Select Bookstores and Online

VIP Ink Publishing will be releasing Trapper Joe’s “Kajun King” on November 3rd, 2015.

“Kajun King” is an autobiography about the life of Trapper Joe, who has spent his life becoming an expert hunter and fisher. Ever since he was a child growing up in southern Louisiana, his Cajun roots were implanted in him, allowing for him to pursue all aspects of this fascinating lifestyle.

For Trapper Joe, the alligator season is the most dangerous, but also the most exciting time of year. However, he also seeks out other game as well, including fish, crawfish, shrimp, crabs, raccoons, turtles, deer, hogs, rabbits and doves.

Trapper Joe’s life and adventures have been documented on the hit History Channel show Swamp People. With his help, this program became the top-rated show on the network, as 3.1 million people watched its premiere episode. Trapper Joe’s autobiography explores his life and hunting career, as well as his work on the show, and much more.

Posted On 16 Oct 2015
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VIP Ink Publishing Releases “Notes Never Sent” By Morissa Schwartz

“Notes Never Sent” Available Sept. 29, 2015 in Select Bookstores and Online

VIP Ink Publishing will be releasing Morissa Schwartz’s “Notes Never Sent”on September 29, 2015. “Notes Never Sent.” It is a creative non-­-fiction memoir compilation of inspirational letters and stories.

The book can be purchased at your favorite bookstore. The is available in paperback and an eBook format is coming shortly, with a later audio book release.
Morissa is an award-­-winning writer whose previous work includes her book, “A Career in Contests,” which follows her experience of winning nearly a thousand contests. This includes breaking the Guinness World Record for World’s Longest Chain of Bracelets.

Morissa is also a contributor for Entertainment Weekly’s Community and has written about everything from “South Park” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” to her experience as a contestant on the national competitive singing show “Copycat” on MTV.

Morissa has also worked on additional books for VIP Ink Publishing including Brian Dobson’s My Hero Walks on Water, Destiny Rose book and Troy Dorsey’s book.

Posted On 16 Oct 2015
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VIP Ink Publishes Hard Questions About Humanity Anonymous Author Only A. Guy Releases New Book On Humanity

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VIP Ink Publishing author Only A. Guy’s newest book, Hard Question About Humanity, is on sale now. It can be purchased from VIP Ink Publishing or any local bookstore or online retailer. The book, Hard Questions About Humanity, addresses some of the hardest questions of our time, such as: Do human beings truly have a free will? What is the origin of the different races? Why did the people in Genesis live such long lives? Why did God create us? Can man live without God? What does it mean that man is made in the image of God? The author uses the Holy Bible to support all of the answers within this book.

Posted On 17 Jun 2015
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Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Signs with VIP Ink Publishing

deryn_derbigny_600NEW ORLEANS, LA (March, 31, 2015) – Former New Orleans Saintsation, New Orleans Hornets Honeybee, and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Deryn Derbigny has signed with VIP Ink Publishing to tell her story of overcoming the obstacles she faced in achieving her success as a professional dancer. Her story is one of perseverance and is an encouragement to many.

Deryn is a 32-year-old native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She has spent countless years polishing her skills as a professional dancer. As a five-year member of the New Orleans Saintsations, she was chosen to represent the team as a Pro-Bowl Cheerleader. After losing everything and being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, she continued her professional cheer-leading career as a member of the World Renowned Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. As a member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, she was afforded the opportunity to tour overseas in the team’s elite show group.
Deryn has proven her diversity in the NBA as a member of the New Orleans Hornets Honeybees.

As a child of a single parent household, she has faced all challenges head on and prevailed. At no point did she allow herself to become a victim of her circumstances. Deryn has gone on to become a loving mother of two children and a professional entrepreneur. She is now the owner and part owner of several up and coming businesses.

Deryn and VIP Ink Publishing will be working together to publish her book in the near future.

Posted On 08 Apr 2015
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VIP Ink Publishing signs with Author Morissa Schwartz

morissa_schwartz_600Morissa Schwartz’s book “Notes Never Sent” will be Released This Summer.

NEW ORLEANS, LA (March, 17, 2015) – Morissa Schwartz has signed with VIP Ink Publishing for her newest book “Notes Never Sent.” It is a creative non-fiction memoir compilation of inspirational letters and stories. VIP Ink Publishing expects to release Morissa’s book, “Notes Never Sent” this summer.

Morissa is an award-winning writer whose other works include her book, “A Career in Contests,” which follows Morissa’s experience winning nearly a thousand contests. This includes breaking the Guinness World Record for World’s Longest Chain of Bracelets. She is also a contributor for Entertainment Weekly’s Community and has written about everything from “South Park” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” to her experience as a contestant on the national competitive singing show “Copycat” on MTV.

Morissa has also worked on additional books for VIP Ink Publishing including Brian Dobson’s My Hero Walks on Water, Crystal Marie’s book, and Troy Dorsey’s book.

Posted On 30 Mar 2015
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