New Release: Underwater Encounters – What You Should Know about Sharks

Originally published as The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sharks (Alpha/Penguin) in 2003, this new text includes updated information, all presented in non-scientific terminology, including new shark species as well as up close and personal shark encounters experienced by the author as well as her dive buddies and others.

One of the early recreational divers to venture into a shark cage, Mary Peachin has expanded on many personal up-close underwater encounters with dozens of shark species to include all-encompassing, non-scientific information about sharks.

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Author: Mary L. Peachin

ISBN: 978-0-9911981-2-2

Category: Nature, Animals, Fish

Price: $7.95

Author Biography: Mary L. Peachin is a freelance adventure travel writer, photographer, author, and lecturer. She has published and edited Peachin & Peachin Leaders in World Adventure (www.peachin.com) since October 1996. Alpha/Penguin published her first book, The Complete Idiots Guide to Sharks, in 2003. University Press Florida published Scuba Caribbean in late 2008 and Fishing the Caribbean in collaboration with Doug Olander (Editor-In-Chief of Sport Fishing Magazine) in 2010. Mary is also a contributing author to Barron’s World Travel Atlas and Karen Brown’s Northwest Guide.

Her professional memberships include the Society of American Travel Writers, Travel Media Association of Canada, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, American Society of Media Photographers, and Outdoor Writers of America. Her photography is represented worldwide by Lonely Planet Images.

Some of Mary’s contributions include Sport Fishing Magazine, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Destination Fish, A Guide to Fishing the Globe, Robb Report, Hawk Air Northern Routes, Traveling Sportsman, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune, Tucson Lifestyle, Arizona Daily Star, Arizona Alumni, San Antonio Magazine, $1,000,000aire Blueprints, and others.

Mary has received multiple awards from The Society of American Travel Writers Western, the Outdoor Writers of America, and Rocky Mountain Association of Photographers and Writers.

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Reviews

This was a fascinating book to read – I learned so much about sharks! I highly recommend reading this book!

By Kristin B

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New Release: Caribbean Sport Fishing

Caribbean Sport Fishing is an all encompassing practical guide to fishing in the Caribbean. It includes the various game fishing found both offshore and in the flats and will appeal to both big game anglers as well as fly fishermen.

 

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Author: Mary L. Peachin

ISBN: 978-0-9911981-2-2

Caribbean sport fly fishing and offshore fishing, nature, conservation, scuba diving, sharks, shark conservation, finning, apex predators, underwater encounters

Price: $7.95

Author Biography: Mary L. Peachin has thirty years of experience of sport fishing, both fly and offshore fishing. She uses this experience to share with anglers where to fish in the Caribbean for both offshore species and those that inhabit the flats. This practical and authoritative guide for anglers will be useful in planning fishing trips to the Caribbean.

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A WONDERFUL STORY OF ‘GROWING GILLS: A FLY FISHERMAN’S JOURNEY’ BY DAVID JOY

David Joy was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1983. Joy moved to Cullowhee, North Carolina in 2003 to study English at Western Carolina University. He received a BA in Literature in 2007 and an MA in Professional Writing in 2009. Joy finished ‘Growing Gills’ as a graduate student. He received the 2009 Outstanding Scholar Award for his graduate research, and later received the inaugural Karen Nicholson Best Thesis Award for his work on ‘Growing Gills’. 

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Publisher: Bright Mountain Books
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 9780914875611

In ‘Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman’s Journey’, David Joy uses his obsession with fly fishing as a way to delve into himself. Through his deep connection to the natural world, Joy reveals why he is inherently defined by fish and water. The youngest in a family of fishermen, Joy has been exposed to the passion of casting lines since an early age. Yet as he grows older, he finds that the influence and necessity of the piscine world take on a new role in his life.

Book Reviews:

“Joy gives a great deal of detail about the technique of fishing – this is a world of ‘Woolly Worms’, ‘Parachutes Adams’ and ‘Pheasant Tails’ – yet he never bores, never gets lost in the details. Like a skilful story-teller who knows when to give the reader setting and when to get on with driving the story onwards, so Joy keeps the momentum going by mixing up moments of  technical knowledge with the tales themselves.”

 – Ken Ford-Powell

“Growing Gills is beautifully written with poetically descriptive language that will let any reader visualize the beauty the author is experiencing. This book could easily be named “The Zen of Fishing” or “The Tao of Fishing.” Even the title “Growing Gills” expresses a oneness with the fish (and nature) that David feels while fishing.”

– MonksPoint Reviews

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‘SOARING ON WINGS OF WORD’ BY TERRY MICHELSEN

Soar through the wonderful poetry of Terry Michelsen

ImagePublisher: Ammons Communications
Publication Date: 6/24/2013
ISBN-13(e-book): 9780989569439
Price: $2.99

Terry Michelsen’s ‘Soaring on Wings of Word’ is a collection of six previously self-published chapbooks celebrating the departure from traditional form to free verse, touching on themes of nature, human relationships, the diversity of morality, and the treachery of politics. Received with a great deal of positive reviews, Michelsen’s work inspires readers to explore their own connections with their own human spirit.

Book Reviews:

“Terry Michelsen’s debut poetry collection is a wonderful journey through waters both sacred and political.  Blending traditional poetic forms and free verse, her collection guides the reader into a realm where old gods and new worlds collide to create a testament for modern absolution.  Simply put, Michelsen’s poetry is gold.”

-Suzanne Raether

Western Carolina University Alumnus

Author of Judaculla

“Michelsen apprehends the divine with craft, innovation, and feeling.  An ambitious new work.”

– Mary Adams

Western Carolina University English Professor

Author of Commandment

 “Terry Michelsen knows that to write a poem, she must take her gloves off “…because bare hands do a better job” of caressing, nurturing, and digging into the reality of the world  she loves, whether dog, tendril, sunlight, or dreamtime.  She brings a lively wit, as well as a keen attentiveness to every encounter.  Black beans and rice, yes, she will invite you to sit down and share a bowl and a joke.  She also knows about bloodmeal and raven mocker, and she knows how to enter the world of nature, where webs of sunlight are strung through the trees and animal breath rides on the wind.  Her sonnets “from both sides of the rainbow” are in themselves worth the journey into this book.  Light and shadow live here, and she brings her reader closer to both.”

— Kathryn Stripling Byer

North Carolina Poet Laureate

 “I’m re-reading Terry’s book, “Soaring on Wings of Word.” Her poetry is like warm honey poured over the mind buds.  It is an excellent gift that can be opened many times. Thanks, Terry for sharing your heart.”

— Barbara Woodall

Author of It’s Not My Mountain Anymore

 “It is a really fine book of poetry. You’ll be happy to have it in your collection.”

— Allen Lomax

Member of OccupyWNC

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A STORY ABOUT ‘ADVENTURE INWARD: A RISK TAKER’S BOOK OF QUOTES’

Written for adventurers and non-adventurers alike, Jonathan Wunrow’s collection of quotes and insights will inspire risk takers and thrill seekers of all sorts, encouraging personal exploration, offering guidance, and engaging in the ultimate adventure: inward.  Through his own experiences as an avid mountain climber, Wunrow and his work use quotes to explore the nature of why extreme sports enthusiasts do what they do, and how their risk taking impacts them and those around them.  The 15 topics explored in Adventure Inward offer perspectives on life, death, purpose, and meaning, not just for risk takers and extreme sports enthusiasts, but for people of all walks of life. 

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Publisher: Blue Star Books

Publication Date: 5/22/2013

ISBN-13(e-book): 9781938568381

Price: $3.99

Author Jon Wunrow is a parent, husband, adolescent therapist, grant writer, cabin builder, avid reader, and Green Bay Packer fanatic who occasionally finds time to plan and enjoy extreme outdoor adventures all over the world. He currently works a a project manager and grant writer for a small Haida Tribe in southeast Alaska. In addition to pursuing his current goal of climbing the highest peak in every country in North, Central, and South America with his Australian climbing partner Anthony Melov, Jon has also hiked the 2,800-mile Pacific Crest Trail, completed a two-month canoe trip in northern Canada, climbed Kilimanjaro with his son Seth, and has had adventures in dozens of countries around the world. Some of his other country high point ascents include Denali (Alaska), Nevado Sajama (Bolivia), Aconcagua (Argentina), Pico de Orizaba (Mexico), and Julianna Top (Suriname). After living and raising his son in Sitka, Alaska for 16 years, Jon now resides in Bloomington, Indiana, with his supportive wife Leslie.

 

Book Review: Wunrow has written a wonderful gem for all those who appreciate, or want to better understand, the human urge to adventure. The author presents his own personal insights in uniquely themed chapters that are jam-packed with thought-provoking and funny quotations.

– Logan

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The Poetry of the Appalachias: Linda Dickert’s ‘The Mountains Belong to Me’

Cries of coyotes, the croak of frogs and chirping of crickets exemplify the concertos of the Smoky Mountains. I appreciate the age-worn rocks’ accommodating a waterfall’s endless challenge. I hear gospel songs, and I can see myself clogging to great blue grass harmonies.

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Publisher: Ammons Communications
Publication Date: 6/3/2013
ISBN-13 (eBook): 9780989216968
Price: $4.00

All proceeds from this book will go to Spark Companions, a non-profit organization
that helps individuals unable to pay for vet bills.

 Linda Dickert’s collection of poetry and prose celebrates life in the Great Smoky Mountains. Her short essays, conversations, and inspirations draw from the happenings in the mountains of North Carolina, sharing with readers the spirit of the Appalachians and instilling an appreciation for the natural world and our responsibility to protect and cherish it. Dickert also gives readers an opportunity to reflect on their own environment and connection with nature.

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Linda Dickert was born in Asheville, North Carolina in a time when people loved the Smoky Mountains more for their healing powers than for their monetary gain through logging and deforestation. It was in the mountains that she fell in love with the magnificence of the Appalachians and its ability to cleanse the spirit. Her book “The Mountains Belong to Me” is a culmination of a lifetime of experiences and adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains. She now lives in Cullowhee, North Carolina with her husband, one dog, and three cats.

Praise for The Mountains Belong to Me

Such a great book…you feel the writer’s passion for her work…I’d like to applaud Linda Dickert because she makes the verses in the book come alive and sing out to the world. She creates pictures of delight, beauty, serenity and hope, as evidenced by the illustrations embedded in the collection…Truly amazing!     – Arianne Claire

Dickert manages to capture the wildlife and sense of freedom in the rugged outdoors…The Mountains contains poems of imagery and feeling…A very nice collection of poetry and memories.     – Joseph Spuckler

 

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For lovers of poetry and nature, read Linda Dickert’s collection, ‘The Mountains Belong to Me’

“Cries of coyotes, the croak of frogs and chirping of crickets exemplify the concertos of the Smoky Mountains. I appreciate the age-worn rocks’ accommodating a waterfall’s endless challenge. I hear gospel songs, and I can see myself clogging to great blue grass harmonies.”

Linda Dickert’s collection of poetry and prose celebrates life in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Her short essays, conversations, and inspirations draw from the happenings in the mountains of North Carolina,

sharing with readers the spirit of the Appalachians and instilling an appreciation for the natural world and our responsibility to protect and cherish it. Dickert gives readers an opportunity to reflect on their own environment and connection with nature.

All proceeds from this book will go to Spark Companions, a non-profit organization that helps individuals unable to pay for vet bills.

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Author Linda Dickert was born in Asheville, North Carolina in a time when people loved the Smoky Mountains more for their healing powers than for their monetary gain through logging and deforestation. It was in the mountain that she fell in love with the magnificence of the Appalachians and its ability to cleanse the spirit. Her book “The Mountains Belong to Me” is a culmination of a lifetime of experiences and adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains. She now lives in Cullowhee, North Carolina with her husband, one dog, and three cats.

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