A few years ago, Olaf Danielson lay for several agonizing, frustrating days in a hospital bed – unmoving and with eyes closed – suffering from a severe vertigo attack. With plenty of time to think, he vowed that, if he could resume a normal life, he would fulfill the last item on the bucket list that he had written as a teen. And he had plenty of time to plan how he would accomplish that goal: to be a world record holder.
Boobies, Peckers and Tits: One Man’s Naked Perspective documents Olaf’s epic quest, which combined seeing as many species of birds In one year…while he was nude. Called “wickedly extraordinary,” the never-to-be-forgotten tales range from being shot at in Texas to a heart-stopping chase by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone, all while trying his best to avoid arrest.
Described by Olaf as containing “rampant nudity,” Boobies, Peckers and Tits as also a story filled with a love and respect for nature and family as well as the realization that, with the passing of each day, now is the time to start that life quest.
While working with Olaf to bring Boobies, Peckers & Tits* into print, I was astonished at the countless adventures he experienced in just a 12-month period. Being shot at and chased by a grizzly bear are two stories that I will never forget, but I often found myself howling with laughter, shaking my head in disbelief, and trying to edit through my tears. Cable Publishing is proud to offer this unique book with its many “revealing” photos and congratulates Olaf Danielson on his amazing bravery and accomplishment. You, no doubt, hold a record that will never be broken.
*For you non-birders, Boobies, 'Peckers, and Tits are all species of birds.
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On April 7, I answered a call from Jackie Boor. She had just received a large shipment of Cable Publishing’s newest release, Logan: The Honorable Life & Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman. Because my authors live all over the country plus England and France, I always enjoy sharing a phone call as they open the first box of their new books. Today was no exception and, after joy, laughter, and even a few tears, Logan was released to the world.
Logan has been a very special project for Jackie and me, and we both feel we have been nudged along by the spirit of Tom Logan – Jackie’s great-grandfather. He was the sheriff of Nye County in Nevada until – unarmed and dressed only in a blue nightshirt – he was murdered in cold blood on the steps of a bordello in 1906. It was only after Jackie and I ended our joyous conversation that I realized Jackie had received her books on the anniversary of Tom Logan’s murder…exactly 108 years ago.
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Congratulations to Kim Kluxen Meredith for winning the silver medal in the
spiritual/inspirational category at the Military Writers Society of
America's annual convention on Saturday, September 28. We're all proud of
you and your beautiful book! ( see more )
Congratulations, Marty Daneman!
On May 8, Marty Daneman received the Daughters of WWII Inaugural Jack Altman Award during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Marty served with the 10th Mountain Division during WWII, serving as an observer and intelligence scout. His thrilling memoir, Do Well or Die, documents his training in the Colorado Rockies before he was deployed to Italy, where his unit never gave up an inch of ground as they battled the Nazis. We are honored by your service and thrilled about your award.
We have also received word that our second book in the Buchenwald Trilogy, Survivor of Buchenwald, My Personal Odyssey from Hell, is a finalist in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Congratulations go to Louis Gros, a true hero, and his co-author, Flint Whitlock, for giving us an unforgettable story.
Featured Author - Flint Whitlock
In the summer of 2006, a query to agents and publishers landed on my desk. Historian Flint Whitlock of Denver (www.flintwhitlock.com) sent the query blast, looking for anyone who might be interested in his upcoming book, Capt. Jepp and the Little Black Book. I answered immediately, but I didn't know then that my life was about to take a very interesting turn. There were about 40 publishers and agents who responded to Flint's query, and I was fortunate enough to bring Capt. Jepp into print the following January – just in time for Elrey Jeppesen's 100th birthday celebration at Denver International's Jeppesen Terminal.
As our Capt. Jepp project progressed, emails to “Mr. Whitlock” and “Ms. Wisherd” were soon addressed to “Flint” and “Nan,” and I was very impressed by Flint's depth of knowledge and detailed research on his subject. Elrey Jeppesen's rags-to-riches story includes the early days of flying, with barnstormers and wing-walkers, and relates how – after nearly dying in a plane crash – Elrey turned notes in a ten-cent notebook into a multi-billion company, the Jeppesen Corporation.
Flint switched gears a bit, and our next project, Turbulence before Takeoff, was the story of Marlon Green, the first African American to be hired by a commercial airline. Again, Flint's knowledge on an entirely different subject was awesome. Then came Flint's first novel, Internal Conflicts, and his prowess as a powerful writer careened in yet another fascinating direction – the Vietnam Era.
Our most problematic project thus far has been Survivor of Buchenwald: My Personal Odyssey through Hell. Flint co-authored this book with Louis Gros, a Frenchman who was incarcerated in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. It was several years of letters, documents, and photographs crossing the Atlantic before Survivor was finally published early in 2012. Mr. Gros had learned to read and write English while incarcerated in Buchenwald but could not speak English! He also had no computer, so good old-fashioned trans-Atlantic snail mail was our only way of communicating.
Survivor of Buchenwald is the second book of Flint's Buchenwald Trilogy. The first book, The Beasts of Buchenwald: Karl & Ilse Koch, Human-skin Lampshades, and the War-crimes Trial of the Century, is Cable's bestselling title in both traditional and ebook formats. The final book, Buchenwald, Hell on a Hilltop: Murder, Torture & Medical Experiments in the Nazis' Worst Concentration Camp, will be released in 2013.
Flint's books have won many awards. Capt. Jepp, Turbulence before Takeoff, and The Beasts of Buchenwald have all been Colorado Book Award finalists. Internal Conflicts won a 2010 gold medal from the Military Writer's Society of America and received honorable mention in 2011 from “Stars & Flags.” The Beasts of Buchenwald won first place in 2011 from “Stars & Flags” and was a 2012 finalist at the Midwest Book Awards.
Because of his expertise as a World War II historian, working with Flint on history-related titles like Marty Daneman's Do Well or Die: Memoirs of a WWII Mountain Trooper or Bernard Kahn's Fight On: A GI's Odyssey Back to Nazi Germany is both an honor and learning experience. Because of his many experiences during his working career, Flint is truly a one-stop shop with book projects. Whether it is researching, editing, graphic design, or just an opinion needed, Flint has turned many grueling projects into fun adventures that always end with another beautiful book added to Cable's growing collection.
I will always be grateful to Flint for choosing me as Capt. Jepp
's publisher so many years ago.
As always, we believe that all of our authors are the greatest.