Goodbye, Walter

A Reporter's Notebook

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Publication Date: July 3, 2014
Author: RuthAnn Hogue
Reporter RuthAnn Hogue visited Walter Schifter frequently and reported his thoughts and fears in a three-week series for the Daily News-Sun, a newspaper serving the Sun Cities in Arizona. Walter experiences a spiritual awakening as he approaches the end of his life, and, through her acquaintance with Walter, RuthAnn has a spiritual awakening of her own. Join them on this journey to the edge of life in this remarkable and inspiring story behind the story captured in the original reporter’s notebooks.

This book could be considered creative nonfiction. It is as true to the real story as possible. All quotes from Walter and Lillian are based on the original reporter's notebooks. Some of the author's thoughts are recreated based on memory without having actual documentation as reporters do not record them.


Beyond the Headset

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Intro Publication Date: November 10, 2014
Author: RuthAnn Hogue
Get an inside look at who is on the other end of the line when you call customer support. It's not who you think. Kelly is a decorated writer and author, has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in marketing to boot. So what is she, and many others like her, doing wearing a headset for up to 12 hours a day fielding customer service calls for Web Tech Girl, a giant employer whose doors never close? She's earning a living in a post-economic boom America where professional work is difficult to find and salaries no longer reflect her experience and education. Kelly is fictional. The experiences she faces are based on real data and people. This book will be an eye opener for everyone who has ever called customer support and will ring true to those who have worked in the call center industry on the other end of the line.

Whiptail Book Publishing

Whiptail Publishing includes eBooks and softcover editions in of inspiring, thought-provoking fiction and nonfiction. We're open to submissions for future publication. Here's what's on our bookshelf now. Most are available for immediate purchase. One is available for presale orders, meaning you can order today but won't be charged until the release date. If the price is lower at that time, you will be charged the lower price. It cannot go up.

Kindle Version of To Love a Mockingbird
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To Love a Mockingbird: How rescuing a baby bird blessed our home

To Love a Mockingbird

How Rescuing a Baby Bird Blessed our Home

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Publication Date: July 13, 2014
Author: Naomi Hesterman
Come along for the magical journey as author Naomi Hesterman and her children find and rescue several small birds, including one special mockingbird who would forever change their family.

"As the editor and publisher of this book I am admittedly biased. For full disclosure. the author is also my mother. With that said, it was extremely rewarding to be able to help my mother tell her story in her own words and voice, with few changes or additions. She has been published for years in a variety of publications. Her simple style, compared to her late husband's flowery style, is a stark contrast. I learned to appreciate it when I learned journalistic style and the need to communicate over sounding as if one knows a lot of $5 words. No offense, Dad. To each his own. The original release of this book was eBook only. My mother is not technologically savvy and had long wished for a hard copy of her work. I am proud to have finally fulfilled her wish. In addition, others had requested that her artwork be available in color. In this edition, they are. It costs a little more to do so, but it's worth it. Finally, the large print is because my mom has cataracts. Even with glasses it is difficult for her to see well. I hope others won't mind if I personalized this for the author. I do hope others enjoy it. Mostly, though, it has been a labor of love to make my mom's achievement tangible."

-- RuthAnn Hogue