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Kathleen Kelley Reardon's Novel, Shadow Campus, Released
Blue Mustang Press is proud to announce the publication of Kathleen
Kelley Reardon’s debut novel, Shadow
Campus. While the mystery thriller is her first novel, Reardon has written 10
books and has been a featured political blogger for Huffington Post since 2006.
She is currently a professor at the University of Southern California, and is
the University of Connecticut alumni association 2013 Humanitarian of the Year.
She has appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly
News and Good Morning America, and her research and writing have been the
subject of hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles and broadcast news
Her first book, Persuasion in Practice, (now in a revised edition), was described
by Public Opinion Quarterly as
"a landmark contribution to the field" of research and theory in
Reardon is also the author of Childhood Denied, an investigation into
the legal, political and societal treatment of foster children in the U.S. The
concept she introduced in that book of creating university-based academies to
prepare foster children for college (of whom only approximately 3% graduate)
has so far resulted in four such academies at major universities with more on
Her breakthrough Guide to International Business Gift Giving was used by the White
House Office of Protocol as a primary reference for many years as well as by chiefs
of protocol for nations and businesses around the world.
A professor in the Marshal School of Business at
USC, Dr. Reardon also served on the university's Preventive Medicine Faculty
for over 15 years and was earlier a professor of Communication Sciences at
UCONN. She earned her Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst,
where she graduated with distinction and won the ICA national dissertation of
the year award. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and
Campus, she has taken her knowledge of politics in the workplace to fiction
and has woven a compelling and taut thriller that shows us how even at
universities often all is not what it seems.
Les Rolston's Home of the Brave Released October 2012
of the Brave—In
Their Own Words: Immigrants Who Received The Medal Of Honor In The
Civil War is a collection of stories about some of
the hundreds of immigrant
soldiers who fought in the American Civil War. The
book offers vivid descriptions of the childhoods of
these men in their native lands as well as the heroic feats performed
ordinary soldiers during wartime. The details come largely from the
Honor military files of these soldiers.
Les Rolston has studied American history for most of his
adult life. His greatest interest is in the lives of ordinary people, who in
times of crisis go on to do extraordinary deeds.
His first book, Lost
Soul: A Confederate Soldier In New England described his efforts to
preserve the unmarked grave site of a Confederate soldier buried in Rhode
Island. As a result of this book Rolston gained national attention, telling his
story through the Associated Press and television programs. He has received
citations from the Rhode Island House of Representatives and a letter of
commendation from former United States Senator Claiborne Pell. He was also
awarded the Jefferson Davis Medal, the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s
In addition to his writings, Rolston serves the City of
Warwick, Rhode Island (pop.85,000,) as its Building Inspector. Warwick has three
Historic Districts and scores of Colonial era buildings and cemeteries. Under Rolston’s
supervision these sites are protected and preserved.
Rolston is a frequent contributor to the Providence Journal and his work has
appeared in the South Reporter, Civil War Times Illustrated, Our Heritage, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and other publications.
Michael Keith's Latest, Of Night and Light, a Finalist in the International Book Awards
BMP is proud to announce that Michael Keith's latest collection of stories, Of Night and Light, is a finalist in this year's International Book Awards. Keith, a member of the
Communication Department at Boston College, is the author of over 20 books
on the electronic media, including Talking
Radio, Voices in the Purple Haze, Radio Cultures, Sounds in the Dark, and the classic textbook The Radio Station. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed memoir—The Next Better Place, a young adult
novel––Life is Falling Sideways, and
a story anthology––And Through the Trembling Air published by Blue Mustang Press.
His latest collection of stories keeps the strange coming.
Michael continues his exploration of the extraordinary in this
collection of the odd...the exhiliarating...and sometimes the just
plain weird. “That I finished this collection as swiftly as I did is a tribute to Keith’s formidable story writing talents. Each tale drew me in and took me directly to its conclusion. Reading Of Night and Light has stimulated me to want to try my own hand at the speculative fiction genre. Wonderful read!”
–– Luke Rhinehart, author The Dice Man and WHIM.Learn more about Michael at: http://www.michaelckeith.com/
Two Blue Mustang Press Books Named Finalists in Indie Excellence Awards BMP is happy to announce that Robin Stratton's book On Air and Michael Keith's book And Through the Trembling Air
were both named Finalists at the Indie Excellence Awards. The
competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of
the indie book industry including publishers, writers, editors, book
cover designers, and professional copywriters. They select award
winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation.
Many kudos to these two fine writers. We're proud to have them in the BMP family.
Tim Snyder's Book Available Up and Down the C&O Canal Tim Snyder's book, Trembling in
the Balance: The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal During the Civil War, published by Blue Mustang in July, aside
from being available in the five National Park Service C&O Canal
bookstores served by Eastern National at Georgetown, Great Falls,
Williamsport, Hancock, and Cumberland , is also available at
the bookstore in in the park at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. All of these stores
are within easy walking distance of the venerable canal and the
settings of all these bookstores brings Snyder's words to
To really bring his words to life, Tim has been doing
readings and talks at many of the Park Service events held during the
150th anniversary of the American Civil War at these locations that
marked a 184.5 mile long border between North and South. Check each
park's websites if you're in the area and you may be able to hear one
of Tim's talks as well. Then take a stroll along the canal and poke
around the locks, lockhouses, and other reminders of the canal's past