Time again for our Local Authors Open House where we invite area writers to visit, talk about themselves, their craft, and afterwards be available to sell and sign their books. It's a great way to meet local talent and earn bragging rights to say "You knew them when...". Authors for our 'Open House' will be: CATHY BURNHAM MARTIN and BILL ROLLINS.
As Richard Lederer, the best-selling author of Anguished English and other books about language and humor says, “The Bimbo Has Brains – and insight and compassion and empathy and outreach and bubbling-over humor. Cathy Burnham Martin’s book is so human and so immensely caring that it will change lives.”
Secrets revealed in The Bimbo Has Brains turn “how to survive” into “how to thrive.” This latest book from Cathy Burnham Martin is perfect for readers struggling with challenging relationships or simply wanting to make a great relationship even stronger.
“Bimbo” bursts with facts, fiction, and fun. Martin delves into the sassy sides of our human nature to reveal why some relationships remain unfulfilling while others blossom and become ultimately satisfying. Her recipes for success flow tastefully, packed with hard truths, while seasoned with plenty of humor.
Readers learn how to avoid what Martin has dubbed as the “stresspools” of life. She also explores the importance of striving for true intimacy on several levels, with the goal of earning
the Intimacy High Five. Getting truly personal, Martin reveals often hidden signs that a lover is a cheater and how to cope with a serial liar. Readers love her take on comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck,” as Martin makes an all-too-realistic spin with “You Might Be a Control Freak.”
Cathy Burnham Martin’s first published writing happened at age 6, when her poem won a town library contest. That was back when her parents refused to let her have the then-popular Chatty Cathy doll, stating that one chatty Cathy in the house was more than enough. Though poetry took a back seat, she has driven her writing and blabbing proficiencies along a highly eclectic career path through recruiting as Associate Director of Admissions, corporate communications as Director of Marketing for a telecommunications company, television broadcasting as News anchor and Senior Reporter with a highly-rated ABC affiliate, management as Station Manager for an award-winning PEG access station, and bank organizing as the Investor Relations Officer and Senior Vice President of Marketing. An active board member and community volunteer, she received Easter Seals’ David P. Goodwin Lifetime Commitment Award.
This professional voiceover artist, journalist, corporate communications geek, and dedicated foodie earned numerous awards as a television news anchor. She acknowledges that her broadcasting skills enjoyed extremely humble beginnings, as she often appeared in the rows of children watching cartoons and playing games like “Name the States” and “Simon Says” on WMUR-TV’s “Uncle Gus Show.” As an adult, she has written, produced, and hosted dozens of groundbreaking documentaries, TV specials, and news reports, ranging from the Moscow Super Power Summit and the opening of the Berlin Wall to extensive coverage of New Hampshire’s First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primaries.
Though her father once trained under the executive chef at Boston’s famed Copley Plaza Hotel, and her mother quickly gained Best-Cook-In-Town status, Cathy admits that her own earliest recipe creations evolved out of laziness and a desire to use fewer ingredients and take less time. Her passion for great tasting, simple cooking led to the celebrated KISS™ Keep It Super Simple original recipe cookbook series.
Engineer, pilot, and author Bill Rollins believes he has solved a 45-year-old mystery, and is destined to become known as “The Man who found D. B. Cooper”.
Over 40 years ago, D. B. Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 in Portland, Oregon enroute to Seattle, Washington. After takeoff from Seattle, with $200,000 in ransom, he did the unbelievable by parachuting from the rear of the aircraft, never to be seen or heard from again. It is America’s only unsolved hijacking. It has caused so much frustration for the FBI, that after nearly 45 years of investigation, they have closed the case.
But science and technology have continued to progress in the last 45 years, and through scientific findings, it appears that Cooper is not the “uneducated, sleazy rotten criminal” as profiled by the FBI, but is actually an engineer. And by his own admission, a man with a grudge.
Considering Cooper to be a highly intelligent man who plans this hijacking with minute detail, the evidence indicates that this man survived and escaped with the money.
This book reveals his ingenious plan and sets the stage for the next chapter, finding D. B. Cooper.
Cooper’s identity and motivation will be a surprise to all.
Bill Rollins is a professional engineer and inventor, with most of his experience in the field of turbomachinery. He has been a consulting engineer since 1993, but in his younger days was a field service engineer, performing overhauls on turbines at diverse international locations such as Saudi Arabia, Algeria, United Arab Emirates, and a North Sea oil platform. Bill got his pilot’s license at the age of 23, and went on to get his instrument rating about 15 years later.
Be at the Toadstool Bookshop in the Lorden Plaza, Milford, NH on Saturday, June 3rd at 3:00 pm to hear Bill tell his story and autograph his book “The Elusive D. B. Cooper, How He Escapes”.
Mark your calendar and see you soon!