Harris to kick off book push on ‘Today’ show

By WND Staff

WASHINGTON – WND Books, a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and WorldNetDaily.com, announced today Katherine Harris will kick off a national publicity effort for her book, “Center of the Storm: Practicing Principled Leadership in Times of Crisis,” on NBC’s “Today” show and dozens of other national radio and television programs.

“Center of the Storm” provides a historical analysis of the remarkable dead-heat 2000 presidential election that turned on a few hundred ballots in Florida in which Harris, then Florida’s secretary of state, certified George W. Bush the winner over then-Vice President Al Gore. The book details what Harris learned about life and leadership in those difficult days and months that followed the presidential election.

“I was not an expert on life and leadership when the storm broke around me on Nov. 7, 2000, nor during the turbulent 36 days that followed,” writes Harris, now a candidate for a seat in the U.S. Congress. “Nevertheless, I learned a great deal about how to weather an unexpected storm. I discovered where to find the necessary moral reserves, where to turn for help, and how to address mistakes, while staying true to my fundamental convictions.”

“We are very excited to provide the outlet for Katherine Harris to set the record straight and to unveil the woman behind the malaise, who found herself in the midst of extraordinary circumstances with the eyes of the world upon her,” said Joseph Farah, co-founder of WND Books and editor and chief executive officer of WorldNetDaily, as well as a syndicated columnist.

Farah also announced that he has retained Shirley & Banister Public Affairs to handle the media relations campaign on behalf of “Center of the Storm” and the upcoming line-up of WND Books. SBPA recently represented Ann Coulter’s “Slander,” Yossef Bodansky’s “Bin Laden” and a number of other best-selling books.

“Center of the Storm” is available for sale now only at WorldNetDaily. It will be released in bookstores the first week in October.

Programs wishing to book Harris beginning in October may contact Diana Banister or Kevin McVicker at 703-739-5920.

Read an excerpt entitled “Inspired by Reagan” from Harris’ book.