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Seeking Alpha

  • Wisdom-of-Crowd Stock Market Analysis, New York:
  • 60 editors + 16,000 contributors (analysts, traders, economists, academics, financial advisors & industry experts)
  • Interactively create investor content engaging 13.5 million daily visitors on 8,600 tickers
  • 8,000 articles published every month encompassing curated news, research, opinion & discussion, since 2004
  • Article by Joshua Hall of True Vine Investments, “Constantine is a Gateway to US Critical Minerals” (link above) and YouTube interview with Robert Kientz of GoldSilverPros as below

Reluctant Preppers

  • “Helping You Be Aware and Prepared”, 35,000 YouTube subscribers, 5 million views
  • 85% US-5% Canadian, 80% male, 60% 40-60 yrs of age
  • Awareness of the systemic risks to our liberty & finances
  • You Tube Interview with DK Dunagun Kaiser, founder: “Our Greatest Secret Risk – US Mineral Dependence”
  • Related second interview with Robert Kientz: “Mineral & Technology Dependencies Threaten US Sovereignty”: GoldSilverPros , at YouTube, TalkMarkets, SeekingAlpha (see above for description) & Medium, Online Magazine Publisher: 60 million (Alexa Rank 200), 2012 (Investors)

Muck Rack

  • Database for journalists & PR professionals
  • A Libertarian, promoting civil liberties, non-interventionism, laissez-faire capitalism & shrinking size/scope of government; &
  • Greenerbee, providing information & news to assist selection of better green living choices (Independents)

  • & InfoMine, Your Global Mining Resources for Intelligence & Technology
  • & Canadian Mining Report (Aggregators):
  • Leading digital publications covering global mining sector since 2011
  • With 364,000 users & 27,000 subscribers, publishing 23 digests ranging geographically & by ore in 3 languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese),
  • HQ in Vancouver, Canada & editorial in Brazil & Peru, InfoMine in Spokane, WA, South Africa & Australia, CMR online exclusively, listings & news by company & ore


  • Techno Professional Network for Engineers, To Connect & Collaborate across Academia, Institutes, Industries, Societies & Organizations in collaboration with
  • The Institution of Engineers (India), 1935, one million members, world’s largest multi-disciplinary engineering professional society:
  • By CALNESTOR Knowledge Solutions Pvt Ltd, Calcutta, India,
  • Recognized Top 50 Startups in Eastern India by US Consulate General with University of Texas &
  • I2M Associates Consulting LLC, Houston, TX, Resource Portal for Geologists & Geoscientists (Portals)

US Department of Defense

  • Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC, created 2014)
  • Defense Information Analysis Centers (DIAC, created 1946)
  • Defense Technology Information Center (DTIC), US Department of Defense (DoD), Wash DC
  • Listed Review, Groundbreaking!

Brandeis National Committee Presents 29th Lunch with the Authors

  • April 17, 2019
  • Ann, as speaker at a fundraiser luncheon in Campbell, California.
  • Featured: Kit’s MineGroundbreaking!, and Mercury’s Message.


Launch of Sigalia

  • An Adventurer’s Guide, to a new table top role playing game NOW AVAILABLE!
  • 4th PennedSource Production, Congrats to creators Phil Roth and Ben Lucas! Watch out D&D!
  • Groups Forming Now: Experienced gamemasters, players and newbies welcome!
  • World HQ: Chicago area USA, groups coming to a city near you! Or start your own!
  • For more info, click link above or go to to register or find your group
  • Sign up at either location to be notified or to request founding gamemaster status
  • Also Available: in ebook only!  Sigalia, Shinny’s Journal: The Story of Why, co-authored by Ann

National Mining Association

  • 25 years, predecessors 98 & 78 years before merger, 300 corporate members
  • Only trade organization to represent the industry to and in Wash DC
  • Founder of Minerals Make Life educational initiative
  • Endorsement & review of Groundbreaking!

 The Hill

  • Op-ed by Ned Mamula, Ann Bridges and Debra Struhsacker, consultant for environmental permitting & government relations
  • “Balancing America’s environment, mining and the Green New Deal”, 3/1/19
  • The Hill: daily newspaper (when Congress in session, 24,000 print circulation), 25 years, Wash DC

LaCorte News 

  • NEW media outlet, Ann Bridges now writing for as Silicon Valley connection (see first story link above, on China rare earth patents, SHARE please)
  • Pride themselves as smart, fair and transparent answer to broken journalism, support their effort!
  • Founded by ex-Fox News exec Ken LaCorte who ran FN Digital for a decade
  • Editor-in-Chief John Moody, Executive Editor at Fox News, built it for two decades
  • Editor Michael Oreskes NPR editorial director, managing editor Associated Press, 20+ years journalist The New York Times & New York Daily News
  • Thanks to PennedSource sources Jim Kennedy and Bob Zeidman who appear within

The Mercenary Geologist

  • Michael S. “Mickey” Fulp, 35/20/15+ years as exploration/consulting economic geologist/analyst for venture capital
  • Criteria rejects 95% of prospective clients, full disclosure
  • 52,500 Twitter followers & 6,800 subscribers to “Mercenary Musings”
  • Welcome review of Groundbreaking! with excellent input

ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal

  • 90 years, formerly International California Mining Journal
  • 50 states & 23 countries, 40,000 print, 42,000 online subscribers, newstands & tradeshows
  • Yet another outstanding review of Groundbreaking!

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Engineering

  • March 3-6, 2019
  • Thanks to SME for featuring Groundbreaking! at Toronto’s PDAC-Prospectors and Developers  of Canada International Convention with 25,000 attendees.
  • Review of Groundbreaking! in Feb 2019 issue of “Mining Engineering”  magazine. Thank you, SME!


  • CinderQ Literary Magazine, New York/Los Angeles – The Netflix of new authors: emerging fiction writers, memoirists & essayists
  • FIVE PennedSource Partners featured in the debut issues of Taliesin Nexus’ latest quarterly libertarian writing project
  • Issue 1: PSProduction (due this year) Beyond The Urals author Reggie Gibbs with “The Ruins”
  • Issue 2: PSProduction America’s Journey author Rich Truzpek with “Abide the End: The Battle for America’s Soul” AND Ann Bridges’ teaser for her prequel next book in the Daring California Series, Mercury’s Messenger, with “@Mercury’s Fake Message”
  • Issue 3: PSPartner-in-waiting Dave Dubrow with “Dear Dad”
  • Issue 3-7: PSPartner Walls of Wilusa author Dick Yaeger SERIALIZED with “An Amazon’s Tale”

Resource World Resource World Cover Feb 2019

  • ResourceWorld Magazine: Investment News & Opportunities, Vancouver
  • Mining, O&G, Green Tech, 17 years, 47 countries, NO PAID EDITORIALS
  • In February-March PRINT issue, for advance online see above
  • Sterling review of Groundbreaking!  Thank you, RW!


  • Another use of Ann’s and Dr. Mamula’s newest book, Groundbreaking! as expert testimony to rebut the Green New Deal, as not possible without implementation of its policy recommendations.
  • By Paul Driessen. noted scholar and senior policy adviser for both the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), AND the Congress of Racial Equality as inspired author of Eco-Imperialism: Green Power – Black Death.

Canadian Mining Journal

  • Yet another stellar review of Groundbreaking!
  • Canada’s First Mining Publication, over 130 years, 27,000 subscribers
  • Published by Northern Miner Group, also publisher of Northern Miner (weekly, over 100 years), and Miners’ Handbook, a database of project, management & financial info, built over 80 years for Canadian & American listed exploration/mining companies.
  • NMG is part of Glacier Media Group, a world-wide cross-sector business information network

First Commandmentfirst commandment

  • PennedSource Partner Dick Yaeger’s (best-selling Walls of Wilusa author, see bottom) newest book is out NOW!
  • First Commandment: A Hunter Quinn Mystery tells the modern-day PI murder-thriller story of First Response versus Second Amendment..
  • Dick is also serialized in the next 4 issues of CinderQ Literary Magazine with An Amazon’s Tale.

Epoch Times

  • PennedSource Author (America’s Journey) and columnist (America Works) Rich Truzpek highlights newest PennedSource Production, Groundbreaking! and its national importance to industry, national defense, green technology and Washington public policy.  Appearing January, 2019.
  • Epoch Times is the world’s 4th largest circulation newspaper (almost 25 million readers, nearly 10x more than the New York Times), in English and Chinese everywhere, but translated into more than 35 languages in over 120 different countries.
  • Rich also writes a second weekly column about his day job in environmental consulting.  THANK YOU, Rich.

  • Australian Columnist Robin Bromby, reviews Groundbreaking! for Aspermont Ltd.’s (London publisher of 200 year-old journals in the industry) premier mining and energy news source, carried worldwide
  • Aspermont’s main markets are Australia, Canada, the UK and China, but due to increased activity in Latin America (though not yet the US), they are “opening up” the Americas
  • Click the (red) MNN link above to see this excellent review – and this one for his column The Outcrop  to find out more topics of interest from Bromby, author of Gold Always Wins and The Mining Investor’s Handbook, and a PennedSource Partner. Thank you, Robin!


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

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


Coming 2019

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

GIBBS, Reggie.  Beyond the Urals, 2019.



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



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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