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"There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress." Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.” -Will Rogers (1879-1935)

"Stability in government is essential to national character and to the advantages annexed to it." -James Madison (1751-1836)

"Liberty must at all hazards be supported." -John Adams (1735-1826)


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Writer’s Digest Book Awards Review



“There’s a Moose in the Guard Shack”

Developing and practicing good leadership is a skill many people seek, and this book by a materials management and manufacturing professional provides a colorful and fascinating collection of anecdotal accounts of situations involving leadership by the author as well as his employees. Each clearly explained situation is followed by the pertinent facts that affect any decision or solution as well as what lessons can be derived from the occasion. The value of story-telling as a means to educate people is extolled.

The author poses a set of seminal rules that can help readers in any situations they encounter. The responsibilities of management and the mentoring process are key areas delineated.

The first person writing is to the point, candid and credible. Subheads break up the text and highlight critical areas. Maps, photos and a cartoon illustration provide a graphic dimension. Quotes from various luminaries lead off chapters.

The appendix area includes an interesting rundown of military classes of supply, military time telling, and definitions of key managerial positions.

 “Judge, 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.”
Writer’s Digest Self-Publishing Competition


Friday, November 4, 2016

Texas Book Festival - 05 Nov 16



This weekend, I will be signing and selling my book “There’s a Moose in the Guard Shack” at the Texas Book Festival surrounding the Capitol of Texas in downtown Austin. Look for me at the Writers’ League of Texas booth 111 – 112, in Exhibitors Tent # 1 on the southeast corner of Colorado and 12th Street.

 


I’ve been a member of The Writers’ League for some time now and this is the first time I have had the opportunity to participate in their Book Festival activities. I’m really looking forward to this. I hope to see a lot of you guys out there.

There are some really interesting people showcasing their talent this year; both on the non-fiction and fiction sides of the aisle.



 Check out the website and pick out your favorites and attend both days Saturday and Sunday (05 & 06 November 2016) http://www.texasbookfestival.org/