Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Just wanted to let my friends know that I have an exciting new series of books--a trio-- in progress.  Each book is part adventure story and part how-to.  If you are going to "steal" ideas, you should steal from the best.  That is what my co-author, a former CIA contract agent and I have done to create a series that helps business owners, employee managers, salesman and individuals interested in advancing in their organizations master interviewing techniques and learn how to "read" people more effectively. The people we have stolen from, in this case, is the KGB. The idea for the book was born when my co-author, Don White, was temporarily detained by the KGB during an assignment in Russia. The subtle, but effective interrogation techniques the KGB agents used, (which Don was fortunately prepared for by the CIA) impressed him so much that it occurred to him that they would work very well for him in his other life-- as a sales manager.  He has adapted many of these techniques designed to uncover truth even when someone is being evasive or lying and has been successfully using and teaching them for a few years.  The new series will share with readers both some of his adventures with the CIA and these techniques. I'll keep you posted with our progress.

In the meantime I am still getting welcome feedback from "Land Here? You Bet!" my book about Ted Huntley's adventures in the 1950's as a young bush pilot who helped the Coast and Geodetic Survey map the territory of Alaska.  And my new book "365 Ideas for Recruiting, Retaining, Motivating and Rewarding Your Volunteers: A Complete Guide for Nonprofit Organizations," is due out in March 2010


  1. Congrats Sunny!
    Your story will probably turn out to be a "Best Seller". Looking forward to reading it.
    Susie, CA

  2. I had not heard the story of Ted. Thanks for your wonderful writing.
    Meredith Santa Fe