A heart-pounding adrenaline ride of backroom politics and dangerous moves from a shadow cabal will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”— Pacific Book Reviews
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- While Alaska is drawing intense national political interest focused on Sarah Palin's campaign for Congress, a political thriller with a fictional U.S. vice president from Alaska is drawing interest in the world of books.
The novel is "The Moment of Menace," which the prestigious book review web site Pacific Reviews has named "the must-read political thriller of 2022."
Written by Joe Rothstein, a former editor of the Anchorage Daily News, the novel features an Inupiat woman from Utqiagvik, (formerly Barrow) Alaska as U.S. vice president. Much of the action takes place in the Alaska Arctic's rugged North Slope area.
This is Rothstein’s third work of fiction. His second book, The Salvation Project, was finalist for political thriller of the year.
Joe Rothstein served on the staff of Alaska’s first governor, William A. Egan, and moved to Washington, DC to be chief of staff for Alaska Senator Mike Gravel. For 30 years he headed his own political agency, working in hundreds of political campaigns, including many in Alaska, including those for former Alaska Governors Steve Cowper and Tony Knowles.
“I feel as if I’ve never really left Alaska,” said Rothstein. “I return often, my sons returned here to go to school, and some of my closest friends are here. I’ve always wanted to include Alaska in my writings. The state is so dramatic and unpredictable. It’s pure coincidence that a wild race for Congress is taking place just as I’m releasing a novel featuring a woman who is Alaska’s voice in Congress.”
Moment of Menace is available through all on-line book sellers and most independent book stores.
In "Arbitrary Lines", Nolan Gray argues that it's time to abolish zoning. He shows how to better manage urban growth and create more livable, equitable cities.A welcome manifesto for rethought urban spaces and their outliers, bringing social justice into the discussion.”WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Zoning. It determines where a person can live, and just as importantly, where they can’t. It frequently makes corner grocery stores illegal and public transit infeasible. And it’s one of the most successful segregation methods ever devised in the U.S. From its humble origins as a way to delineate land uses and regulate densities, zoning has become a set of impossibly detailed parameters that divide up cities among arbitrary lines, controlling nearly every aspect of daily life and stifling innovation.— Kirkus
In "Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It" (Publication Date: June 21, 2022), city planner M. Nolan Gray argues that it is time to abolish zoning. He details steps to better manage urban growth and create more affordable, equitable, and sustainable cities. Gray shows how zoning often has little to do with city planning and has failed to address even basic concerns over how cities regulate growth.
Using engaging stories and explanations, Gray lays the groundwork for eliminating zoning by defining what zoning is (and what it isn’t), how it works, and common myths about how cities manage urban growth. He addresses contemporary critiques of zoning, exploring how it has limited new housing supply, created an affordability crisis, mandated sprawl, and segregated American cities. Many American cities still have blatantly segregationist zoning codes, pushing their most vulnerable residents into the most undesirable areas.
But reform is in the air: Gray details how cities from Minneapolis to Fayetteville are scrapping apartment bans, dropping minimum lot sizes, and eliminating minimum parking requirements. However, Gray argues, reforms can only do so much to fix a fundamentally broken policy. He makes the case for completely abolishing zoning and charts out how planning tools could be more effective in the post-zoning American city.
Donald Shoup, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles and author of "The High Cost of Free Parking" writes, "Nolan Gray has the insights of Jane Jacobs and the prose style of Mark Twain. In his aptly-titled new book, 'Arbitrary Lines', Gray argues that zoning in America is a disease masquerading as a cure. He also proposes a post-zoning style of planning for fair, sustainable, and livable cities."
As zoning approaches its 100th anniversary, it’s time reevaluate a failed policy with deep roots in classism and racism. "Arbitrary Lines" argues for a new path forward and shows how moving past zoning is a critical step towards creating more vibrant, equitable, and prosperous cities.
M. Nolan Gray is a professional city planner and an expert in urban land-use regulation. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in urban planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gray previously worked on the front lines of zoning as a planner in New York City. He now serves as an Affiliated Scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he advises state and local policymakers on land-use policy. Gray is a contributor to "Market Urbanism" and a widely published author, with work appearing in outlets such as "The Atlantic", "Bloomberg Citylab", and "The Guardian". He lives in Los Angeles, California and is originally from Lexington, Kentucky.
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What can or should be done about the latest wave of gun violence — particularly in schools? Dr. William R. Forstchen, a teacher for 45 years, has an idea.They would be the ‘unknown factor’ in every single school.”— Dr. William R. Forstchen
WASHINGTON, D.C., WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, June 17, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- After a rash of mass shootings, including the horrific massacre inside a Texas elementary school, legislators in Washington are debating what can be done. Military expert and historian Dr. William R. Forstchen spelled out his suggestion in an opinion editorial published by The Washington Times.
“Train and arm teachers,” Forstchen wrote. “Not all teachers, never anyone who says they don’t want to (and live in a bubble of hope, rather than reality). In every school, from elementary to college, there are former military personnel working as teachers, coaches and administrators. Many would volunteer for rigorous training if it offered the chance of protecting our students. Train them and arm them to carry concealed, even if it is just a light-caliber pistol slipped into a holster under a jacket.”
Forstchen’s perspective is informed by his 45 years of teaching and by the Beslan school siege in 2004 — an Islamic terror attack against a Russian school that left 333 people dead, including 186 children.
He believes that arming teachers could serve as a deterrent, or at the very least, a way to stop school shooters in their tracks.
“They would be the ‘unknown factor’ in every single school,” Forstchen wrote. “They would be the men and women who, in those first precious seconds, would react rather than hide, be it against a lone killer or even a trained team of killers. They could buy time for other responders to rush in, rather than wait outside while mayhem runs rampant within.
“They would be the ones who would willingly put their lives on the line … but would be the surprise factor in a school that would fight back when seconds counted. They might not stop, but they would at least slow down an aggressor and buy time for a swift response … In so doing, they just might prevent a Beslan massacre from happening here.”
The Beslan incident also prompted Forstchen to write the book, Day of Wrath, which presents the unsettling scenario of ISIS-inspired teams launching a coordinated attack on schools — a threat he views as all-too realistic.
William R. Forstchen is a New York Times bestselling author and holds a doctoral degree from Purdue University with a specialization in military history and technology. He is a noted expert historian and public speaker and has been interviewed on FOX News, C-SPAN, and Coast to Coast on topics ranging from history to technology and cultural issues, to space technology development, to security threats.
To read the entire op-ed, visit https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jun/7/train-and-arm-teachers-they-would-be-the-unknown-f/. More information about Day of Wrath can be found here: http://dayofwrathbook.com/.
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EIN Presswire announces a new standard feature benefit; Google My BusinessClients asked and EIN Presswire delivered. Adding Google My Business is yet another add-on benefit that differentiates us from competitors and increases the value to our customers.”WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, June 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- EIN Presswire is announcing a free new standard feature to its press release distribution service, Google My Business. A Google My Business listing shows searchers where and how to visit businesses having websites. Google Business Profiles improves local search engine optimization (SEO) and this information can now be presented in press releases distributed by EIN Presswire.— Jeremy Fields
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Pricing strategy pro publishes new thinking, resources in Secrets of Strategic Pricing for Government Contractors to elevate approaches for Gov ConThis book is a paradigm shift. This is one of the most advanced and comprehensive books on pricing that I have ever read.”WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Strategic pricing leader Marsha Lindquist has announced the publication of her book, Secrets of Strategic Pricing for Government Contractors, targeting business leaders of all types and sizes in the over $650 billion annual Gov Con market. Federal proposal pricing has long been known to make or break a bid. But the approach in this new work argues for the price as the core component to a more comprehensive, integrated proposed solution – throughout all phases of business activities – that can change the way Gov Con pricing is thought of.— Joshua P. Frank, Managing Partner, RSM Federal
‘Strategic Pricing’ offers and challenges a market saturated with primer-level “how to find Federal opportunities” books. Focused on the advanced, even highly-successful contractor professional, the author re-orients Gov Cons to a more substantive path of value-based thinking – from proposal development through performance delivery. And all by determining not the lowest or the “feels good” guessed price, but by building a qualitative and quantitative narrative out of the specific, actual path the contracting firm took to achieve that exactly right contract price.
RSM Federal’s Managing Partner, Joshua P. Frank, commented:
“This book is a paradigm shift. This is one of the most advanced and comprehensive books on pricing that I have ever read.”
This kind of market impact is Lindquist’s intention. The author – who has long collaborated with Gov Con businesses and blogged extensively on this pricing topic – feels the time is right for more Federal pricing dialogue. She blends wise academics with real-world application success to argue for revealing all of the processes and tools that the price touches upon.
“Pricing must no longer be relegated to backroom whispering. It’s strategic -based thinking communicated openly, widely, and continuously. Gone are the days when the pricing can be successfully conducted at the end of the proposal. Now it’s before and during the process. And – in terms of supporting the price and thriving within the award dollars – long after the fact too.”
Whether it’s the influx of a new generation of people no longer content to just bolt on their piece in the assembly line or the rise in this-generation business driver mandates like authenticity and storytelling, the value narrative is a strong core from which to scale the operational whole. From proposal development through performance delivery, to the dollar.
“Winners take time in the capture stage of the development of an opportunity to discuss the purposeful and important decisions that drive your price, shape the winning price, support the winning price, and tell an important story about why it is the winning price.”
The book promises results for Gov Con leaders. Learnings offer industrious readers the gain of more intentional, future-ready thinking and processes to share among the team’s capture managers, pricing specialists, tech leads, and executive management. And that is certainly good news for all those Federal proposal reviewers.
Dr. Helene Rodriguez McConnell, President, The McConnell Group, commented:
“[Secrets of Strategic Pricing for Government Contractors offers] a very informative and detailed look into the complex world of Government contracting pricing from a highly respected and creditable source. The book reads like a reference guide that we will be keeping at our fingertips and referring to often.”
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War is no longer war. It's suicidal madness. And that's how we must think of it.”— US President "Tenny" Tennyson
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- An unusual political thriller that makes a case for worldwide arms control has been named by the prestigious Pacific Reviews as "a must-read political thriller for 2022."
The novel is "The Moment of Menace." Its central character, U.S. President Isabel Tennyson, a Latina-American heiress, spends billions of dollars of her personal fortune on a campaign to rouse people throughout the world to demand an end to nuclear weapons and other high tech instruments of warfare. The campaign includes an international telethon to gather a billion names, mostly from those living in nations that deploy such weapons.
"Tenny," as the world knows her, arranges an international television broadcast to make the case for disarmament. In her speech she points out the difference between past wars and the destruction that would occur with the weapons of modern science and technology.
"There was a time when wars were fought only on battlefields and only among those armed for combat," she says. "Now all of Earth is a battlefield and every living man, woman and child and all of God's creatures are at risk from weapons I and others could launch at the press of a button. Worse, that a robot could launch, or a technical mistake could launch, and hundreds of millions of us could die. War is no longer war. It's suicidal madness. And that's how we must think of it."
"The Moment of Menace," is the third novel by author Joe Rothstein featuring President Tennyson. His first was titled "The Latina President." It was followed by "The Salvation Project," which was named finalist for "political thriller of the year." All of Rothstein's stories are a blend of tense and suspenseful fiction wrapped around contemporary issues.
"Book shelves are filled with action stories based on secret agents, detectives, coroners, and other familiar fictional figures," says Rothstein. "But some of the most suspenseful and dramatic events are those that affect our own lives. That's what I try to write---stories that entertain, and also have contemporary meaning."
Joe Rothstein worked for three decades as a political strategist and as an aide to governors, senators and others in public life. His work has the authenticity of someone who has lived his stories.
More about Joe Rothstein can be found on his web site, www.joerothstein.net.
~Protagonists Pablo and Priscilla Pancake Help Parents Talk to Their Kids About the Dangers of Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco~I'm committed to teaching kids that making healthy choices can be fun and empowering”WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 7, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The long-time former lead singer of legendary vocal group "The Platters", Joe Coleman, has written The DanSing Pancakes' Healthy Choices Musical Story, an illustrated children's book and companion song. The book is the perfect guide for parents and guardians who struggle to talk about big topics like drugs and alcohol to their kids, especially with elementary-school-aged children. The interactive children's book eases the introduction of these challenging topics to little ones.— Joe Coleman, Author and former lead vocalist of 'The Platter's
With The DanSing Pancakes' Healthy Choices Musical Story, Coleman, an accomplished author, playwright, actor, producer and singer/songwriter, has reimagined an original story by Rick Vitacco and Philip B. Auerbach.
The book is a lyrical adventure that teaches kids to resist drugs, alcohol, and smoking and make positive choices such as studying hard, eating healthy foods, and being a good friend.
Coleman has written and performed the accompanying song (the Pancakes and their friends dance to in the story) that readers can access through a QR code in the book.
"I'm committed to teaching kids that making healthy choices can be fun and empowering," said Coleman, the author and former lead singer of 'The Platters.' "They need to know it's cool to study hard, respect your family and friends, and eat healthily."
The DanSing Pancakes' Healthy Choices Musical Story is available as a softcover/audiobook on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and a digital story on the website. A portion of each sale will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Washington DC area.
About the Book:
Through their adventurous story and a hot new song, the DanSing Pancakes help kids resist drugs, alcohol, and smoking while teaching them positive choices such as studying hard, eating healthy foods, and being good friends.
Pablo and Priscilla Pancake are students at Panfry Primary School. One day during recess, they discover their classmates Peggy and Anna Blair smoking. Determined to prevent others from following this path, Pablo and Priscilla decide to write a song to let their peers know smoking is wrong. They also draft a daily pledge that their classmates—and the young readers of the book—can take to commit to leading a healthy life.
Wonderfully illustrated by a young artist and her mother Aubrey Foster Morgan and Tracy Foster Pyke, the story includes fun coloring pages from the book and other interactive family activities to encourage kids to make healthy choices. It is a must-have book for every parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle, guardian, educator, older brother, or sister to teach young kids valuable life lessons in a fun, child-friendly, and age-appropriate way.
About Joe Coleman:
Joe Coleman spent over two decades touring the world as the lead vocalist for the legendary vocal group “The Platters”. An accomplished songwriter, author, playwright and more, Joe has recorded several albums for major labels in his long career and is currently a key member of the group “Voices Of Classic Soul” which also features former lead singers of the Temptations, Drifters and Four Tops.
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Prestigious Pacific Book Review Site Says "Menace" Is "Heart-Pounding Adrenaline Ride"The Moment of Menace is a must-read political thriller for 2022”— Pacific Book Reviews
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The prestigious Pacific Book Review web site has awarded its coveted star rating to "The Moment of Menace" and dubbed the novel "A must-read political thriller of 2022."
"The Moment of Menace," pits a charismatic Latina-American U.S. President the world knows as "Tenny" against a murderous conspiracy of elites determined to take control of the united States and end its democratic form of government forever. "Tenny" is President Isabel Tennyson. She has survived an attempted assassination, impeachment and sex scandals. Now she faces the most dangerous and consequential test of all.
"The Moment of Menace" is the third in a series featuring President Tennyson. "The Latina President and The Conspiracy to Destroy Her" launched the series. In that adventure, Kirkus Reviews said Tenny was "an enthralling protagonist at the heart of a gripping tale." The sequel was titled "The Salvation Project," a work that won finalist for the political thriller of the year.
All three of these novels were written by Joe Rothstein, one of the few authors writing political fiction who actually lived the high wire tension life of politics as campaign manager, strategist and media producer for political campaigns.
"I was involved in more than 200 campaigns," says Rothstein. "Most campaigns are real-life works of drama. So much is at stake: power, fortunes, reputations, policy that affects millions. And it's winner-take all. I've been at the table when decisions were made that won or lost campaigns, when candidates agreed to contribute personal money they could not afford to buy a last round of TV spots, when marriages and friendships broke up and victories came from unexpected places. Now I'm wrapping my experiences inside fiction that I hope will both entertain and inform."
"The Moment of Menace" was released June 3 and is now available from most on-line book sellers and independent book stores.
Roger Smith's Dark Journey To Inspirational Success Story Chronicled in New Book, The Most Unlikely LeaderWASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- For the first time, Roger Smith, the former President and CEO of American Income Life Insurance and Liberty National, takes readers on a courageous journey through his remarkable life, a life that includes astronomical business success alongside family struggles and a life-threatening battle with addiction.
With his new book The Most Unlikely Leader, Roger Smith has crafted an at times darkly chilling tale of a young man swallowed whole by the demons of life, only to crawl out, rebuild and build a life of great professional purpose and with a commitment to social justice, being awarded such honors as the Yitzhak Rabin Legacy Award, Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award and the Healthcare For All Champion Award.
Also a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Roger Smith is living proof anyone can come back from even the lowest lows to achieve the greatest of highs.
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Written in a fast-paced, no-holds-barred style, The Most Unlikely Leader is a tour-de-force. Why ‘unlikely’? By the time Smith was a teenager he was living on the streets of Santa Monica and addicted to drugs. He dropped out of high school, ran into trouble with the law, had his best friend shot right next to him while running away from a failed robbery attempt and, at one point, was so down and out and desperate for a fix in his early thirties that he walked into the Pacific Ocean expecting never to come back.
While the first third of Smith’s story deals with his life as a functional addict, The Most Unlikely Leader reveals how he got clean, got his mind right, got his career back and ascended to the highest role in a massive corporation. From Smith’s first foray into entrepreneurship as a young boy selling comic books on the streets of New York City, to his first sales job in Compton, California, to his taking over American Income Life, this book shares the philosophy, the decisions (both good and bad) and the grit that resulted in a man without a high school diploma being put in charge of one of the largest life insurance companies in the world.
Oklahoma City. Arkansas. Baltimore. Chicago. Dallas. Washington, D.C. These are just a few of the stops we’ll visit as Smith rose through the ranks of American Income relying on nothing but his wit, work ethic and his evolving understanding of what it takes to build teams and lead national organizations.
Part leadership manual, part business manifesto and part memoir, The Most Unlikely Leader is the rare leadership book you won’t be able to put down.
EINPresswire.com/ -- Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D, MS), Chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, is praising a new book that will be published two days before the start of the committee’s nationally televised public hearings next Thursday.WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, June 2, 2022 /
“The Times They Were a-Changin’ [Arcade, June 7] is a riveting book on the progressive advances that were achieved in ‘the Long 1964,’” Thompson said. It can “help to thwart rightwing radicals’ plans to annihilate the progress we have made toward equality.”
The book, the eleventh by award-winning Millsaps College historian Robert S. McElvaine, author of such notable books as The Great Depression and Eve’s Seed: Biology, the Sexes, and the Course of History, shows how the battle lines of today—the current panoply of social, cultural, sexual, and economic issues that so divide Americans and threaten the survival of the American experiment—are all about whether the nation should build upon or tear down the progress toward fulfilling the ideals of 1776 that was made in what he terms the Long 1964—from John F. Kennedy’s assassination in late 1963 through mid-1965. It was then that what is generally thought of as “the Sixties” arrived, when America’s identity began to be re-imagined, a much more inclusive definition of “American” was established, and the United States for the first time became a full democracy.
The book blends myriad events and personalities of the extended year—Lyndon Johnson, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the rest of the British Invasion, Muhammad Ali, Dr. Strangelove, Bob Dylan, the Civil Rights Act, Lesley Gore, Fannie Lou Hamer, Betty Friedan, Malcolm X, Freedom Summer, Bob Moses, Barry Goldwater, George Wallace, Martin Luther King Jr., Lenny Bruce, the Gulf of Tonkin, the Free Speech Movement, Motown, Joan Baez, Ronald Reagan, the roots of women’s liberation, Selma, John Lewis, the Voting Rights Act, Medicare and Medicaid, Watts, and more—into a coherent whole.
“McElvaine summons the past to illuminate today’s existential threats to democracy,” said Nancy McLean, author of Democracy in Chains, “and the resources that might help us surmount them. In the hands of this gifted storyteller, 1964 becomes a prism through which to see the present with fresh eyes, just in time to save the future.”
Author will be in New York June 6-10 and available for in-person media interviews, and then or later for virtual interviews. He is able to comment on how the historic events of 1964 connect with and inform much of what is happening presently in the United States. His perspective can, for example, add a different dimension to discussions of the January 6th Committee hearings. For media inquiries, please contact: Lauren Lee (240) 533-1669 / firstname.lastname@example.org
We wanted to write a story that acknowledges that loss and gives young athletes the tools needed to face adversity of any kind while strengthening their mental fitness in the process.”WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, February 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Drawing inspiration from challenges foisted upon youth athletes in response to the global pandemic, authors Lee M.J. Elias and Christie Casciano Burns present a symbolic and poignant narrative about handling life-altering change in a new children’s book titled When Hockey Stops, (Blue Balloon Books), now available for early access and pre-order.— Lee Elias, author of 'When Hockey Stops'
"Kids, particularly youth athletes, experienced a unique kind of loss when the pandemic struck. As adults, we had to adapt to work situations and children being at home, but for kids, all COVID did was take away the sports and activities they were most passionate about. It begged the question, "what do you do when you can’t do what you love?” said author Lee Elias. “We wanted to write a story that acknowledges that loss and gives young athletes the tools needed to face adversity of any kind while strengthening their mental fitness in the process,” added Elias.
Christie Casciano Burns also drew from her two children's experiences as youth hockey players. Her son and daughter were both sidelined by injuries. "While they had plenty of resources to heal their physical injuries, it was also important for them to stay mentally focused and mentally healthy during their recovery. Lee and I wanted to provide some guidance for kids to show how they can return to the game even stronger than before!"
When Hockey Stops follows León, a standout athlete and league-leading scorer, whose team is advancing toward a championship title when he is suddenly sidelined with a season-ending injury. For the first time in his life, León cannot pursue his passion for reasons beyond his control. Unable to help his team win on the ice, León struggles to cope with unexpected loss and to deal with his time off the ice.
It is the emotional ups and downs that present the bigger challenges for León. The book explores how the broader themes of resilience, sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership combine to reveal to León that mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness when it comes to overcoming adversity.
“As someone who has found more than one way to be involved in the game, this book spoke to me on a bunch of different levels. Adversity can be a great teacher. When Hockey Stops gives readers the tools to overcome challenges and excel in whatever they choose to do.”
--Ryan Whitney, NHL Alumni, Host of Spittin’ Chiclets
The story came together quickly for authors Lee M.J. Elias and Christie Casciano Burns, who are well-known personalities within the hockey community with deep roots in the game via firsthand experiences. The duo co-host the weekly podcast Our Kids Play Hockey with their friend and coaching expert, Mike Bonelli.
Elias, who has coached at the professional and collegiate level, is the award-winning author of Win: What Every Team Needs to Know to Create a Championship Culture. He is the co-owner of Hockey Wrap Around, Ultimate Sports Nation, and WeLive.Hockey and the owner of Game Seven Group. He recently began coaching at the youth level when his son joined a local club team.
Casciano Burns penned the popular The Puck Hog 1, The Puck Hog 2: Haunted Hockey in Lake Placid and My Kids Play Hockey. She is a television news anchor in Syracuse, NY. She also writes a parent advice column for USA Hockey Magazine. Both of Christie's children played youth hockey and her daughter plays NCAA Division 1 college hockey.
Signed and personalized copies of When Hockey Stops are now available for early access only at whenhockeystops.com. The book becomes available everywhere books are sold on March 29, 2022.
Blue Balloon Books is the children’s imprint from Ballast Books, a full-service book publisher delivering world-class production and marketing services to meet the needs of today’s book authors. Learn more at www.ballastbooks.com and www.blueballoonbooks.com.
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