Gary Lendennie has written a jewel of a novel with this off-the-wall tall tale of the Wild West


Phoenix (PRWEB) January 27, 2013

EXCERPT: My great-great grandfather, Rufus T. Breckenridge III was perhaps the most prolific liar and storyteller in the history of verbal communications. Either that or he had somehow acquired in his vast travels the unnatural ability to be in a number of different places simultaneously. This opening statement from the introduction to The Potentate of Walking Horse alerts the reader that a fun-loving, laugh-out-loud, maybe a little dark but always entertaining, journey through the Old West is about to begin. This story, set in the 1880s and 90s, is narrated by Rufus T. Breckenridge III on his 100th birthday. Charging straight ahead from one adventure to another (sometimes under the guidance and protection of an unknown power) this tongue-in-cheek account of how the West was really won will have the reader turning pages faster than a bottom-of-the-deck draw in a crooked poker game.

Gary Lendennie, author of this uniquely endearing novel, blends fact with fiction so well its almost impossible to tell where one stops and the other starts. Moonshiners, space aliens, cannibals, robots, Indian magic and ambitious politicians, all play a role in this one-of-a-kind adventure. So saddle up, load your six-shooter, and enjoy the ride.

Starting in Reno in 1890, Rufus T. Breckenridge III, an unlikely hero whose mission in life is survival, exacts revenge on a former partner, a half-breed Indian named Willie Snowshoe, and is surprised by a vision that appears just in time to save his life. After the town marshal insists he take up residence elsewhere, Rufus T. hits the road where he befriends some Shoshoni Indians, encounters a space ship on the Nevada desert, and eventually hires on as a cowboy at a small ranch near Colorado Springs. After only a month, he has a run-in with the ranch foreman and finds himself on the road again this time he heads south for the warm climate of Fort Worth. There he meets a mentor, Texas Martin, who schools Rufus T. on the skills of deception, outright fraud, and how to lie when caught red-handed.

In Fort Worth, while earning a dishonest living helping Texas cheat at cards and other activities, Rufus T. gets involved in a gunfight with an old acquaintance from his past. Again, a strange power intervenes to save his life. He is ordered by the sheriff to leave town and is told, I hear Arkansas is nice this time of year. Having been kicked out of Reno, Colorado Springs and Fort Worth, our hero wanders into Arkansas where he comes upon an old Indian sitting inside a circle of animal bones; facing the morning sun in full battle dress and singing what Rufus T. believes is a kind of death chant. His name is Two Dogs; a Cherokee elder who has taken a solemn vow not to speak again until after he has met and defeated Death in battle. Rufus T. thinks the old warrior is disturbing the peace and quiet with all his caterwauling.

Angered by the appearance of a White man at his holy ceremony, a dispute erupts. However, fate has brought them together, and despite their differences they find themselves traveling the same path although neither one has a known destination. One morning they top a rise in the plain and see a small town resting peacefully in the distance. The town is Walking Horse, Arkansas, and upon seeing it a strange feeling of contentment settles over them. Two Dogs touches his heart, then moves his hand out and away, giving the Indian sign for warmth and good feeling (friendship). Rufus T., who has been schooled in the signs, sees the gesture and nods his agreement. Somehow they know this quiet little town is what they’ve been searching for. What they dont know is that this quiet little town is an experiment, established 100 years ago by extraterrestrials, and that a spaceship is on its way to earth to terminate the experiment.

A series of comical situations, which serve to describe the character and attitude of the people of Walking Horse, lead them to August 2, 1895, two days before the towns 100th birthday. Five miles outside the town is Tyler Valley, 50,000 acres of rich farm land shaped like a huge bowl flanked on three sides by mountains and across the western edge by Nolan’s Ridge. Under the cover of darkness, the spaceship drifts into position over Tyler Valley, causes it to fill with water, and submerges there to hide while the occupants go about their business. With the arrival of the Potentate aboard the spacecraft, the future of Walking Horse, Arkansas is in serious doubt. Can our hero save the town?

About the Author

Gary Lendennie is the CEO of GG Publications, Inc. a newspaper publishing corporation in California. Gary graduated Hawthorne HS in California in 1962 and joined the Marines in 1963. He served in Viet Nam and received an honorable discharge from active duty in 1967. While working as an aerospace engineer, he majored in Journalism at a local college and started a weekly newspaper. Gary now oversees three weekly newspapers under the GG Publications banner. His next book, The Communications Gap, is an account of his experience in the Marines. The Communications Gap will be available in book stores and e-books in early spring.

The Potentate of Walking Horse * by Gary Lendennie

Publication Date: November 19, 2012

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Real Time Pain Relief Announces Professional Bull Rider Steve Carter and Ballethnic Dance Company Co-Founder Nena Gilreath Sign Endorsement Deals


Edmond, OK (PRWEB) May 14, 2015

Real Time Pain Relief (RTPR), makers of the popular rub-on pain relief lotion and products, today announced professional bull rider Steve Twister Carter and Ballethnic Dance Company Co-Founder Nena Gilreath have signed official endorsement deals. RTPR also will be the official pain relief product of the Ballethnic Dance Company based in Atlanta. Both Carter and Gilreath know all about pain and have been long-time users of Real Time Pain Relief products before signing endorsement deals with the company.

Carter is a former airborne ranger who served with the 75th Ranger Regiment with four combat tours with Special Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2006 he was injured by a suicide bomber, given a Purple Heart, and discharged from the Army. Prior to his military service, Carter started bull riding at an early age, but gave it up to play football in high school. After completing his military service, a friend dared him to try bull riding again. Carter is now a rider with the International Rodeo Association.

Being no stranger to pain, Im convinced that without Real Time Pain Relief, the 2014 bull riding season would have ended early for me, said Professional Bull Rider, Steve Twister Carter. Its just that good. All of the Real Time Pain Relief products are made right here in the USA and Ive recommended them to friends and family for years.

Nena Gilreath is the co-founder of Ballethnic Dance Company, a professional ballet company she founded in 1990 with her husband, Waverly Lucas. She is a highly sought after and accomplished dancer, teacher and speaker. She teaches and coaches professional dancers and assists Lucas in creating Ballethnics unique style. Gilreath began her career by moving to Atlanta and joining the Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre, later joining the Dance Theatre of Harlem, touring nationally and internationally. She also is a former member of the Atlanta Ballet. She currently serves as co-founder and co-artistic director of Ballethnic Dance Company and Ballethnic Academy of Dance.

Real Time Pain Relief is a game changer after 30 years on the stage and still twirling I am never without it, said Ballethnic Dance Company Co-Founder Nena Gilreath. I keep Real Time Pain Relief in my dance bag, my purse, and on my desk. It provides magic healing without the strong smell, concluded Gilreath.

I have tried almost every pain relieving balm available, said Ballethnic Dance Company Co-Founder, Waverly Lucas. When I skeptically tried Real Time Pain Relief for a headache – it worked. Since then I have been using it and referring it to others, stated Lucas.

What is most remarkable is that both Steve and Nena were Real Time Pain Relief customers well before they signed endorsement deals, said Real Time Pain Relief Co-Founder Ron Snodgrass. It just shows how from bull riders to ballerinas and everyone in between can benefit from Real Time Pain Relief products. We are excited to have two talented and accomplished individuals stand behind our brand who authentically believe in our products benefits and their ability to defeat many types of pain.

Visit http://www.rtpr.com for more information.

About Real Time Pain Relief (RTPR)

Founded in 1998, Real Time Pain Relief (RTPR) is a family-owned and operated American company with all products made in the USA. The companys topical pain relief lotion, known for being the best-smelling rub-on, provides natural pain relief to people with arthritis, back pain and muscle strains. Over the past 17 years, RTPR has introduced several new products to market based on the specific needs of their customers, including Real Time Active, Real Time Skin Rescue, Real Time Foot Cream, Real Time Hand Cream and convenient travel packs. Real Time Pain Relief is an FDA registered OTC, pain relief product. Visit http://www.rtpr.com for more information about Real Time Pain Relief.

About Ballethnic Dance Company

Ballethnic Dance Company – http://www.ballethnic.org – is a classically trained, culturally diverse ballet company that merges traditional ballet with the artistic influences of other ethnic cultures – especially African American. Ballethnic, Atlantas first and only professional black ballet company, produces unique and exciting dance performances locally and nationally. Ballethnic was founded in 1990 by Nena Gilreath and Waverly Lucas, a husband and wife team, and both former dancers with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Atlanta Ballet. The companys goal is to inform, educate and entertain through dance.







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Jock and Lola Publishing Releases Powerful Book — Mesus: Part Two


Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 24, 2014

Mesus: Part Two has arrived on the crowded book roadways (courtesy of the bold indie publishers at Jock and Lola) but busts through reader traffic with the thrilling supernatural journey of Mat Clarke, who has moved from being a suicidal billionaire to a reckless Christian healer.

This second book is available at Jockandlola.com as well as at all the major online book outlets as an ebook and as a printed option. Cover art was elegantly done by world-renowned Ben Weber design and the publisher has decided that the three separate Mesus novellas will be available only for a limited time before being pulled for a re-release when the Mesus film comes out of Hollywood in the near future.

The C.O.O. of Jock and Lola, Ben Donley, expects this book series to set the tone for a new methodology for book publishers. Simply put, “Create powerful controversy for smart people and make it as visual as possible. Brains think and eyes eat.”

Jock and Lola is located on the 1000-acre Windmill Ranch Preserve, which is also home to one of the highest ranked Texas Bed and Breakfasts, a burgeoning artists’ community, and a spiritual direction center that helps people do deeper in “The Art of Withdrawal.”







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BuyDig.com Partners with LG for BracketBall Madness


Edison, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

BuyDig.com is partnering with LG to bring interested parties the chance to join in the BracketBall Madness with the Best Picture Ever Bracket. This contest is very quick and easy to enter simply visit the entry page, fill out the bracket for the current round, and then check back after each round to view the winners. For anyone lucky enough to net a perfect bracket all the way down, Second Street, the promotional engine powering this contest, will pay out a one million dollar cash prize.

The first place prizes for each BracketBall round include an LG 55-Inch 1080p Smart 3D Curved OLED TV. This television features a new curved OLED screen, netting it C|Nets Best Picture Ever award. Its ultra-slim design makes it light-weight and easy to mount just about anywhere without sacrificing its ability to deliver rich, vibrant colors using organic light-emitting diodes. The self-lighting pixels on the screen turn off and on individually, allowing for an infinite level of contrast as well as bringing a new range to color controls (white instead of the normal tri-color red-green-blue). The operating system and apps built in to the television are easy to use and will help users to find their favorite shows and films quickly and easily without having to wade through dozens of different menus. Likewise, the included LG Magic Remote will replace the dozens of remotes and let viewers control their Blu-Ray, DVD, home theater system, set-top-box, and sound bar with just one remote. Anyone interested in learning more about this great new entertainment unit from LG should visit BuyDigs information page.

The winners will also receive a gift card to use at BuyDig.coms online store — $ 100 for the Upfront (sixty-four team) Bracket, $ 50 for the sixteen team bracket, and $ 25 for the four team bracket. Second and third place winners in each of the brackets will receive gift cards worth $ 250 and $ 100 respectively.

Entry into the BracketBall Madness contest is free no purchase is necessary to play.

For those not lucky enough to win, BuyDig will be offering a special BracketBall Madness price on this model from March 15 until April 4. Instead of paying the normal $ 3499, shoppers can save $ 500 instantly, purchasing this great television for just $ 2999. They will also receive a free wall mount and get 15% Rewards Cash Back as well as the normal free shipping. Savvy shoppers who include the LG 4.1-Channel Bluetooth 320W Slim Sound Bar with their purchase can save an additional $ 250 on this sound system and still get fast, free shipping to boot.

The names of the winners as well as more information about the contest will be provided on BuyDigs Facebook page so interested parties should be sure to check them out there.

About BuyDig:

BuyDig.com is a privately-held and operated online retailer based in Edison, New Jersey. Founded in 1983 under its parent company, Beach Trading Co. Specializing in selling digital cameras, electronics, computers, tablets, audio/video, home and garden, kitchenware, luggage, sporting goods, fitness trackers and more, BuyDig has worked diligently to become the Internet’s #1 electronics superstore. BuyDig partners with many of the major CE manufacturers such as Canon, Samsung, Sony, HP, Lexar, and Cuisinart to make consumer technology and electronics affordable and available to the widest market possible. BuyDig also offers free shipping as well as a 45-day return policy on items purchased from their store. By combining legendary customer service with a philosophy of providing more for less, BuyDig.com has earned its reputation as the premier destination for consumer electronics.







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Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Join Acclaimed Authors at Jumpstarts Scribbles to Novels 10th Anniversary Gala in New York

NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) April 16, 2015

Tonight, Jumpstart will bring together prominent journalists, authors, and special guests for their Scribbles to Novels 10th Anniversary Gala at Pier Sixty in New York City. Jumpstart, a national early education organization, helps young children living in under-resourced communities develop the essential skills needed in order to start kindergarten prepared to succeed, setting them on a path of lifelong success.

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and his wife, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn, will headline the event, joined by special guests actress Brooke Shields and fashion photographer Nigel Barker.

In addition to the featured speakers and guests, Jumpstarts Scribbles to Novels 10th Anniversary Gala will feature acclaimed authors Lucy Ferriss, author of the newly released novel A Sister to Honor; Rebecca Stead, author of Liar & Spy and When You Reach Me; Sarah Mlynowski, author of Whatever After and Magic in Manhattan; David C. Banks, author of SOAR: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character; E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars; Matt de la Pe

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1st Annual Lyme Walk & Run Event a Huge Success


Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

Sunny skies and cool temperatures made for great conditions last Sunday at Cove Island Park as nearly 400 runners and walkers participated in Global Lyme Alliances (GLA) inaugural Lyme Walk & Run, raising nearly $ 35,000.

The 5K and 10K runs and 1-and 3-mile walks were held to increase awareness about Lyme disease and to raise funds for tick-borne disease research. The Lyme Walk and Run was a combined event created by the recent merger of Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), to form the new Global Lyme Alliance, the largest tick-borne disease organization in the nation.

Stamford Mayor David Martin, who has lived in the community for more than 30 years, attended and told GLA hes known families struck down by Lyme disease. He stressed that ongoing tick-borne disease research is essential, stating a good diagnostic test would make a huge difference.

Race results have been posted on coolrunning.com and hitekracing.com. The 5K first place male runner was Keith Cuttite of Norwalk. His finish time was 19:10. For the second year in a row, the first-place female runner was Dana Blanchard, of Greenwich, with a finish time of 20:34. The top 10K male and female runners were Fairfields Ed Finnegan with a time of 39:22 and Stamfords Shanna Miller, finishing with a time of 41:51.

Second place 5K male and female runners were Michael Racanello of Cortlandt Manor, NY, who finished with a time of 20:21, and Sophia Hopwood of Trumbull, 23:00. Second place 10K male and female finishers were Tim Jarica of Canton, with a time of 43:37 and Toni Blanchard, of Greenwich, 44:05.

The top 5K finishers in the youngest age 9 and under category were Glastonbury, CTs Evan Lionberger, age 9, with a finish of 31.35 and Trumbulls Rose Hopwood, also 9, who finished at 34:05.

The top fundraising award went to Fred and Orna Grand, who raised an estimated $ 7,500. Orna, the Event Chair, told the crowd that she was bitten by a tick in 2002 and it took too long before she was diagnosed. As a result, seven years ago she decided to volunteer to help educate others about tick-borne illness.

We would all like to see more accurate tests, improved treatment, increased awareness, more support and more physicians who are Lyme-literate, she said. Our mission is to continue to raise awareness and together have our voices heard in order for most needed changes to occur.

GLA Vice Chair Debbie Siciliano, who also spoke, thanked everyone who had volunteered, sponsored or came out to support Sundays event. Through the ongoing efforts of GLA, she said, we hope to conquer tick-borne disease through research and education.

Sponsors and vendors for the Lyme Walk & Run included Connecticut Tick Control, Craig Skinner Photography, Crystal Rock Water, Deb Bossio, ND, Deni Weber, Fleet Feet of Stamford, Freudigman & Billings LLC, Golds Deli, Greenwich Running Company, Honda of Westport, Jennifer Reid and Lyme Connection, Juice Plus, Kash Group, Louise Sullivan, Maritime Rowing Club, My Health First Urgent Care, Natural Awakenings, 95.9 the Fox, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery & Sports Medicine of Greenwich,The Edge Fitness Clubs, Tony Speros A Touch of Magic and the University of Bridgeport.







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Science After Dark Doubles the Astronomy at the Science Museum of Virginia

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

The Science Museum of Virginia is shining a spotlight on nanoscience during Science After Dark: Honey, I Shrunk the Science! For one special evening, the Museum will showcase back-to-back all-live astronomy presentations, special nanoscience activities and an exclusive viewing of the 1989 classic, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

Guests step into The Dome, home to Virginias largest movie screen, to check out the smallest planets in the Solar System. The Museums resident astronomer, Justin Bartel, will take guests through the cosmos to explore dwarf planets (we havent forgotten you, Pluto!) at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. After the sun sets, stargaze through telescopes with members of the Richmond Astronomical Society on the front lawn.

This months Science After Dark explores the nano-scale, measured at one-billionth of a meter, with hands-on activities that demonstrate how big an impact these miniscule particles make on our daily lives. Play with magic sand, check out ferrous fluid and learn how nanoscience has led to innovations in science and technology.

Travel across the universe, through three floors of interactive exhibits and even back in time with a showing of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids at 8:30 pm. Science After Dark brings an astronomy-packed evening with a quirky science twist for guests of all ages.

Science After Dark is an evening event held on the third Friday of the month at the Science Museum of Virginia. Science After Dark admission is $ 5 or free for members.







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