NEW YORK, Wednesday March 25, 2015 – Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group’s imprint Taylor Trade has purchased the North American publishing rights to the latest work in the popular Life Lessons book series- “Life Lessons From Veterans” by author Rick Tocquigny; an innovative content creator in the inspirational market, radio host and brand consultant to Fortune 500 companies.

 In the latest addition of this well received franchise, “Life Lessons from Veterans”, debuting on Veterans Day – November 11, 2015 (Rowman Littlefield) author Rick Tocquigny pays homage to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The aim of this book is to inspire all Americans to stop, listen and thank our living Veterans who have defended our freedom.

  “It was a sheer pleasure to help develop “Life Lessons from Veterans” with our client Rick Tocquigny, our firm has always supported veterans, so this new addition to the Life Lessons brand really is a home run, that will have long standing purpose. Our firm, Tsunami Worldwide Media along with author Rick Tocquigny will be committing a percentage of the proceeds of this book to veteran organizations that we will soon announce in our next press junket” states Melissa McComas; CEO of Tsunami Worldwide Media. 

 With only 19 million remaining Veterans and the daily passing of 600 World War II soldiers, we are running out of time to capture invaluable life lessons. Through 52 unique stories and a choir of quotable quotes, “Life Lessons from Veterans” honors the courage, duty, honor, dedication and purpose of our troops past and present.

 According to Tocquigny, "While our Veterans' military service may have been temporary, the lessons they learned were permanent. Their sense of teamwork, doing the right thing, and selfless bravery can never be repaid. Veterans served with pride to make our world safe and peaceful." 

 This book will change the national narrative on Veteran's core values becoming strategic in strengthening America's communities and businesses. As CEO and Co-Founder of Artbeat of America, Rick leads a group of creative storytellers and designers; his credentials include careers at P&G, PepsiCo and Paramount.  Rick chairs the P&G Alumni Network Speakers Bureau, Publishing Division, and hosts all P&G Alumni Webinars. In broadcasting, Rick’s Life Lessons Radio Show has surpassed 1000 episodes, including 200 Transformed Traveler Shows. An off shoot of the travel show, Transformed Traveler Journals are AAA’s best-selling journals.  Married for 35 years and Dad to two serial entrepreneur daughters in Los Angeles, Rick is a self-proclaimed renaissance man- quick with a paintbrush, a jazz drummer and a fan of diverse culture having traveled to 60 countries. 

The Rowman & Littlefield imprint Taylor Trade Publishing is the consolidation of many prestigious imprints acquired by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group: M. Evans, The Derrydale Press, Cooper Square Press, Roberts Rinehart Publishers, Moonlight Publishing, Madison Books, Architectural Book Publishing Company, Addax Publishing, Diamond Communications, Gulf Publishing, Vestal Publishing, Bridge Works Publishing, and Republic of Texas Press and consists of an award-winning list of books.

The deal was sourced and negotiated by Melissa McComas and Tsunami Worldwide Media. Tsunami Worldwide Media represents and positions authors as brands around the world. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group’s Taylor Trade Publishing will release "Life Lessons From Veterans” in November of 2015.


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