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Kite & Key Media

  • New research & evidence-driven organization, launched with video on need for critical minerals.
  • Videos sourced by cutting-edge research in universities, think tanks, books, and journalistic outlets.
  • Providing context about important issues, rooted in an understanding of the underlying facts.
  • Founders from respected Manhattan Institute, public policy experts & content creators.

Launch of The Girl in the Halo

  • …San Jose attorney Alan L. Nobler spent decades seeking justice in labyrinthine court system
  • Depicts his worst nightmare via fiction: a young mother’s neck is broken by drunken husband
  • Enthusiastically endorsed by expert professionals helping victims of domestic violence
  • Edited by Ann Bridges, a PennedSource Production
  • For more info on Alan, click link above

Brandeis National Committee–Santa Clara Chapter, with Assistance League of San Jose

  •  2021 Close Encounters with the Authors: Via Zoom throughout March.
  • Ann moderates panel on March 16. Fact-based fiction and non-fiction narrative storytelling: collision or confusion?
  • Featuring award-winning bestselling thriller novelist Robert Dugoni and San Francisco-based journalist and  restaurant critic Rachel Levin.

Book Review – Questionable Intent

  • Dobie McArthur’s new novel on America’s future Civil War, Part 2 in the series
  • Insider’s perspective on the battle over global natural resources, including rare earths
  • Set within the broader context of shedding light on the consequences of current policy decisions
  • Launched January 22, 2021

Launch of Beyond the Urals

  • …Acclaimed debut literary historical novel by Iraq War Veteran Reggie Gibbs
  • Timely, relevant exploration of the manifestation of power
  • Seen through the eyes of a lowly Russian foot-soldier during WWII
  • Edited by Ann Bridges, a PennedSource Production
  • For more info on Reggie, click link above

Launch of High Water

  • …Debut coming-of-age novel by Patty Flores Reinhart, El Salvadoran native & San Jose resident
  • Depicts a young woman battling narrow-mindedness & discrimination in the theatre arts world
  • Part memoir, part fiction, set in enchanting Venice, Italy
  • Edited by Ann Bridges, a PennedSource Production.
  • For more info on Patty, click link above

Mine Idaho Magazine

  • Op-Ed with Ned Mamula, “Idaho Mining Restores Lands and Reduced Mineral Imports – A Win-Win”  Jan 2021 issue, pages 22-23
  • Official quarterly publication of the Idaho Mining Assn, Boise, ID
  • Advocates for a responsible and sustainable mining industry, mining since 1860


Launch of Mercury’s “Fake” Message…

  • …Ann Bridges’ newest book: Critical thinking in an age of media chaos
  • “A devilishly clever tall tale with a surprise ending that will leave you speechless”
  • Combing short fiction with non-fiction, it details how to spot the manipulative clues
  • Covered in Hollywood in Toto and
  • Available now in softcover print book or ebook

Heartland Institute – School Reform News

  • Op-Ed,  “Media Literacy Week” Pushes Hard-Left Agenda on Children”
  • Educational, policy-oriented “think-and-action” tank
  • Publications sent to @ US national and state elected official, +1000s of civic/business leaders
  • Since 1984, based in Arlington Heights,  Illinois

Launch of Conquering Morality

  • Part of the Conquering Life Series by PennedSource Partner and prolific author Edward A. Ipser, Jr.
  • Morality answers the question: What ought I do or not do?
  • Perfect for budding entrepreneurs and anyone trying to find their way to making choices.
  • Edited by Ann Bridges
  • For more info on Ed and his business mentoring program, click link above


Thorium Energy Alliance

  • Worldwide NGO to educate scientists, engineers, politicians, policymakers & the public
  • Alternative nexgen safe, clean & economical energy now
  • Since 2009, Washington D.C. & Harvard, IL

North American Monetary Metals Summit 2020

  • Featuring leading analysts and companies in the resource sector
  • Connecting public with the best-known companies and experts
  • Providing financial education and insights into the economy
  • Virtual conference including Ann’s interview and Q&A is free in 2020, August 6-7

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

  • “Turning Intellect into Influence”
  • American think tank
  • Domestic public policy & urban affairs
  • Since 1977, New York
  • REPORT: Mines, Minerals, and “Green” Energy:  A Reality Check

Clear Energy Alliance

  • An independent voice encouraging critical thinking about energy using logic, reliable data, human experience, history and rational analysis.
  • CEA challenges false claims and premises in a fun, interesting and sharable format.
  • Featured Videos: Rare Earth Emergency #1 covering USA’s mineral dependency & Rare Earth Emergency #2 covering China’s dominant global role.


  • A Salem Media Group interactive magazine, 2 million readers each month
  • See bottom of MAGAZINE ARTICLES for nearly 100 affiliates who carry worldwide
  • Op-Ed: “When Just-in-Time is Just Too Late” covering USA’s supply chain reliance

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BRIDGES, Ann. Silicon Valley executive-turned-author’s up-close stories of modern and historical goldrushes

BRIDGES, Ann. Mercury’s “Fake” Message,  2020.  A novella with non-fiction compendium

BRIDGES, Ann. Sigalia, Shinny’s Journal: The Story of Why, 2019. With Sigalia game creator Phil Roth

BRIDGES, Ann. Groundbreaking! America’s New Quest for Mineral Independence, 2018. With noted Geologist Dr. Ned Mamula

BRIDGES, Ann. Kit’s Mine, A Daring California Novel, 2017.  Winner National Penwriters Award

BRIDGES, Ann. Rare Mettle, A Silicon Valley Sequel, 2016. Pre-cursor to Groundbreaking!

BRIDGES, Ann. Private Offerings, A Silicon Valley Novel, 2015. Winner Best Business Fiction. Top 10 Business Book



NOBLER, Alan L. The Girl in the Halo, 2021. A young woman’s horrific injury from domestic violence compels her attorney to battle the complex court system seeking justice on her behalf.

MCARTHUR, Dobie. Questionable Intent, 2021. A cautionary tale of what America in the late-2020s could look like based on the policies and decisions being made by our embattled politicians and policymakers.

GIBBS, Reggie.  Beyond the Urals, 2021. Iraq War Veteran Reggie Gibbs explores the many ways in which power manifests itself in a fallen world.

FLORES REINHART, Patty. High Water, 2021. The coming-of-age story of a young American woman, finding herself and her future among the waterways of Venice, Italy.


IPSER, Edward A. Jr. Conquering Morality, 2020. A sequel to Critical Thinking, Creativity, & Rhetoric, it describes foundations of varying schools of thought to to make right choices for you.

IPSER, Edward A. Jr. Conquering Rhetoric, 2020 (updated version). A sequel to Critical Thinking & Creativity, it describes techniques to persuade and understand through the power of words.

MCALLISTER, Denise. What Men Want to Say to Women (But Can’t), 2020. A heartfelt plea to bring respect, love and caring to the men in our lives, & heal relationships, family, & culture.

IPSER, Edward A. Jr. Conquering Creativity, 2020 (updated version). A sequel to Critical Thinking, it describes techniques to unleash fresh solutions for individuals and teams.


IPSER, Edward A. Jr Conquering Critical Thinking, 2019 (updated version).   A fresh take on classical thinking to help sort through 21st century overload of information and choices. Part of the Conquering Life Series.

LUSK, Bryant. Osteoporosis & Osteopenia: Vitamin Therapy for Stronger Bones, 2019.  A new DIY health awareness guide, top sales/reviews in Amazon, 1st in a Share the Health planned series

ROTH, Phil & Ben Lucas. Sigalia: An Adventurer’s Guide, 2019.  A Fantasy Role-Playing Game. A friendly, imaginative world of weapons and wizards, from the imaginations of friends



MAMULA, Ned & Ann Bridges. Groundbreaking! America’s New Quest for Mineral Independence, 2018. Noted geologist/policy advisor teams storyteller to spread word about needed tectonic change

TRZUPEK, Rich. America’s Journey: From Overlord to Underdog, Regrets to Rebirth, 2018. Environmental expert/passionate historian expertly examines environment of our passionate history

Goldstein, Ken. From Nothing: A Novel of Technology, Bar Music, and Redemption, 2018. Backroom deals sing the story thru the soundtrack of our lives from a tech-savvy backend bookseller



LUND, Michael. Maddy’s Game, 2017. A true baseball fan shows how truth is always the right play, even when things go oh-so-wrong

Bruce, Victoria. Sellout: How Washington Gave Away America’s Technological Soul…, 2017. Famed documentary producer-director talks clean-innovated-here and one man’s fight to bring it home again

Latiff, Robert H. Future War: Preparing for the New Global Battlefield, 2017. A retired general warns us to retire war or at least weapons, but not ethics, before it is too late



Dubrow, David. The Ultimate Guide to Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse, 2016. Learn what to do when the trappings of civilization are ripped away.

Yaeger, Dick. Walls of Wilusa: A Novel of Survival During the Trojan War, 2016. A once-and-always Marine’s mind’s-eye-witness account of a by-gone war


2015 and earlier

Abraham, David S. The Elements of Power: … The Future in the Rare Metal Age, 2015. From Wall St to DC:  the resource sustainability struggle between gadgets and guns

Boudreaux, Paulette. Mulberry, 2015. Surviving family crisis by strength, 1960s Mississippi in the personal eyes of an 11-yr-old girl

Bromby, Robin.  Gold Always Wins: How the Yellow Metal Defies Its Critics, 2015. Journalist-author of The Mining Investor’s Handbook puts his money where his “mined” is.

Cole, August & P.W. Singer. Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War, 2015. Technologists’ take on what could happen, scarily

Hall, Joshua. The Truth on Investing: From Darkness of the Crowd to the Light, 2011. Investing with God sometimes means investing in God–through others

Lin, Dinah. Daring to Dream Once Again: It’s Never Too Late!, 2015. Chinese-American’s memoirs from rags to riches, communism to capitalist

McCaffrey, Mark S. Climate SMART & Energy WISE: Advancing Science Literacy & Know-How, 2015. Scientist-educator creates climate science knowledge for teachers and students

Rai, Ruchi. A Conscious Peace: My iPhone Journal, 2015. Personal journey from two car accidents and a scam to physical and emotional triumph

Wilder, John. Nobody Dies in Hollywood, 2015. An OJ-style murder mystery from one of Hollywood’s own most acclaimed and prolific screenwriters

Zeidman, Bob. Good Intentions, 2012. A Silicon Valley legend’s satirical view of one possible future America, here now

Zhao, Margaret. Humor Haiku, 2015. Nearly-70 stand-up shares her hard just life in a stanza of punchy lines, just 17 easy syllables


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