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Fresh Ink

A selection of recent publications authored by Cal State Long Beach alumni

Romance of my dreams book coverRomance of My Dreams,
Volume 2

D. K. Christi (Diane (Raisig) Christianson) ’70, et al.
L&L Dreamspell
In this romance anthology, Christi’s “The View from the Balcony” tells of a man hiding in Italy from his own demons who rescues a woman from drowning. Christi also is a consultant on communications, team-building and strategic planning.

Way to go, Eaglo book coverWay to Go, Eaglo
Grace Do ’00
Dorrance Publishing Co.
Baby eagle Eaglo has a wonderful family, but he’s scared to fly. Through his parents’ love and his faith in God, he learns to soar. Do, born in Vietnam, has lived in California for more than 20 years, where she is a freelance graphic designer.

 
 

Mark Spitz book coverMark Spitz: The Incredible Life of an Olympic Champion
Richard J. Foster ’74
Santa Monica Press
Attorney Richard J. Foster, who represents Olympic athletes, other sports figures and celebrities, is a past president of USA Water Polo and United States Aquatic Sports and served on the U.S. Olympic Committee. He is vice chair of the FINA Technical Water Polo Committee and teaches Sports Law and Ethics at CSULB.

Texas Hold 'Em Poker book coverTexas Hold ’Em Poker Textbook—Mathematics, Probabilities and Odds of Poker
Thomas M. Green ’60, ’62
CreateSpace
Green, a professor emeritus of mathematics at Contra Costa College, helps players understand the mathematics of permutations, combinations, probability rules, odds and expected values, and how to create winning poker hands.

Beautiful Escapade book coverBeautiful Escapade
Steven LeFever ’10
Lulu.com
LeFever’s inaugural novel follows a fictional CSULB alum, a travel blogger whose coming-of-age experiences are made more complex by returning to his native Guam and falling in love. He seeks balance with the help of his philosophical mentor, hooligan friends and even the moon.

Turning Myths into Money book coverTurning Myths Into Money:
An Insiders Guide to Winning the Real Estate Game

H. Richard Steinhoff ’73
Morgan James Publishing
Steinhoff has been a real estate broker for more than 30 years and covers highlights of real estate including buying, selling, short sales, foreclosures, protecting credit scores, and how to be a smart investor and landlord.

Begging for Vultures book coverBegging for Vultures: New and Selected Poems, 1994-2009
Lawrence Welsh ’87
University of New Mexico Press
Irish America magazine selected Welsh, an associate professor of English at El Paso Community College, to its 2011 Top 100 Irish Americans list sponsored by Tourism Ireland. He is an award-winning journalist and poet.

 
 

Nha Trang guide book coverNha Trang Guide Book
Ahren Sims ’94
EBT Media
A world traveler who moved permanently to the Vietnamese seaside town of Nha Trang with his family in 2005, Sims’ full-color 300-page guidebook explores the nation’s No. 1 tourist destination and its surrounding environs. He also runs the Lovingkindness Vietnam charity that assists orphanages and charity schools.