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Capital Research Center

  • America’s Investigative Think Tank, 35 years, Wash DC
  • Covid-19 supply chain interruptions more than medical items
  • Op-Ed w/Ned Mamula: “Essential National Supply – Make It in the U.S.A.”

Book Review – What Men Want to Say to Women (But Can’t)

  • Denise McAllister’s new book on the state of male/female relationships today
  • Powerful language of her personal journey navigating life with strong men to help her
  • Documents how men are mistreated, unappreciated, and shunted aside to the detriment of women, our culture, and our society
  • Launched February 11, 2020

Launch of Conquering Creativity

  • Part of the Conquering Life Series by PennedSource Partner and prolific author Edward A. Ipser, Jr.
  • Describes proven techniques to unleash fresh solutions for individuals and teams
  • Perfect for budding entrepreneurs and anyone trying to develop new ideas amid the swirl of emotions and the status quo
  • Edited by Ann Bridges
  • For more info on Ed and his business mentoring program, click link above

Launch of Conquering Critical Thinking

  • Part of the Conquering Life Series by PennedSource Partner and prolific author Edward A. Ipser, Jr.
  • Applies logic and proven methodologies on how best to draw conclusions and make sound arguments in both business and personal life
  • Perfect for budding entrepreneurs and anyone trying to make sense of the swirl of opinions and media commentary
  • Edited by Ann Bridges
  • For more info on Ed and his business mentoring program, click link above


  • San Jose Public Library LOCAL LIT

    • Local Librarians and Readers supporting Local Authors
    • PennedSource author Bryant Lusk featured for “Osteoporosis and Osteopenia: Vitamin Therapy for Stronger Bones”
    • First time to meet Bryant face to face–worth commemorating (even in pouring rain)!     December 1, 2019

    Women in Mining

    • Nat’l Professional Organization & Education Foundation, since 1972, Lakewood, CO
    • Engineers, geologists, miners, educators & more & not just women
    • “WIM USA Webinar with Silicon Valley Author Ann Bridges” October 23, 2019

    Senior Academy for Education

    • The Villages 55+ Community of Silicon Valley
    • Bernard Osher Foundation Lifelong Learning Program affiliate, Santa Clara University, 1951
    • Speaking engagement October 22, 2019

    Hollywood in Toto

    • Christian Toto: 20-year award-winning journalist, conservative film critic & radio host
    • Hollywood in Toto Podcast: The ‘Right’ Take on Entertainment
    • “An author who bridges the gap betwen fact and fiction” (#135: starts 5min in)

    Heartland Institute


    • 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: “Congress Pays Lobbyists To Kill Industry, Again”

    Creator’s Syndicate

    • 250 Writers: Pulitzer, Reuben & Peabody Awards
    • 22,000 Publications, 44,000,000 Readers
    • 170 Books Published under 3 Imprints (since 2012)
    • Since 1987, Hermosa Beach CA
    • Article with Stephen Moore, “Without Mining There is No ‘Green Revolution’”

    CNS News

    • Formerly Cybercast News Service, The Right News, Right Now, since 1998, Reston VA
    • Media Research Center, America’s Media Watchdog, since 1987
    • Article by Paul Driessen and Ned Mamula regarding Groundbreaking!, “Modern Societies Require Minerals and Mining– And America Largely Dependent on Foreign Sources”

    Literature & History/SAGE Publishing

    • Journal, published by SAGE Publishing, since 1965, Newbury Park CA
    • London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC
    • Academic Treatment from Birkbeck, University of London (1823) & Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne (1894), UK
    • Treatise: “The Silicon Valley Novel”

    Press Here, NBC Bay Area

    • Hosted by renowned reporter/anchor Scott McGrew Press Here Peiying Photo
    • “Meet the Press of Entrepreneurs” in weekly roundtable
    • Top tech reporters & business journalists from CNBC, Dow Jones, Economist, Financial Times (London), Forbes, Fortune, Investor’s Business Daily, MIT Technology Review, NPR, New York Times, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, TechCrunch, TIME, USA Today, The Verge & Wired, interviewing CEOs & other notables
    • Produced in Silicon Valley, aired in New York, Wash DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, San Diego & internationally for NBC Nonstop.
    • Featured Guest, Sunday, August 11, 2019, 9AM


    • Another great boost for Groundbreaking! and original booster Paul Driessen by Director of Policy Research Duggan Flanakin
    • Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow
    • Think Tank, 35 years, Wash DC


    • Expert interview of Ann for article “Wyoming may hold the key to the rare earth minerals trade war with China”
    • By Bryan Borzykowski, writer for “America’s Top States for Business” feature
    • Since 1989, online since 1986, 7M+ viewers

    Center of the American Experiment

    • Stunningly excellent use by Senior Fellow Issac Orr in
    • Environment, Mining, Minnesota Economy with numerous follow-up articles (click above)
    •  Of CFACT review by Duggan Flanakin of Groundbreaking! entitled
    • “Presidential Orders Seek to Kickstart Mining Industry Revival”
    • 25 years, Minnesota’s leading public policy organization on
    • Education, healthcare, family, employee freedom & local governance
    • Using free enterprise, limited government, personal responsibility & government accountability
    • To counter waste, power abuse & ineptitude in state/local government, schools & unions
    • Publisher of Thinking Minnesota magazine.

    American Resources Policy Network

    • Advocacy/Think Tank, Wash DC: Education & Public Policy Research
    • 50,000 community opinion leaders in 50 states
    • Reach 4.5 million social media followers on need for natural resource development to reduce resource dependency weakening U.S. economic competitiveness & national security
    • Groundbreaking! Recommended to over 20,000 elected officials & decision makers by Sandra Wirtz, Director of Research
    • Also covered  “A Declaration of Mineral Independence Against Eco Tyranny”

    Washington Examiner 

    • Op-Ed with Ned Mamula, Adjunct Scholar in Geosciences, Cato Institute, “The Mining Law produces vital domestic minerals. Why undermine it?”
    • Weekly magazine, 14 years, 45,000 circulation, Wash DC


    • Op-Ed with Paul Driessen, CFACT, “Eco Tyranny Makes USA Dangerously Dependent on Foreign Minerals”
    • A Salem Media Group interactive magazine, 2 million readers each month
    • See over 60 Townhall affiliates here which re-carry my op-ed columns

    Bridges Unabridged

    Committee to Unleash Prosperity

    • Op-Ed with Stephen Moore, Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation, “Without mining there is no ‘Green Revolution’”
    • Think Tank, 2015, Wash DC
    • Founders: Presidential Medal of Freedom Economist Art Laffer, White House Chief Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow, Steve Moore & Steve Forbes

    Real Clear Politics/Real Clear Markets

    • Op-Ed with Stephen Moore, Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation, “Sans mining there is no ‘Green Revolution’”
    • Forbes-owned News Aggregators & Commentary, 19 years, Alexa 5000 rank, Chicago

    Richard Viguerie’s Conservative HQ

    • Op-Ed with Stephen Moore, Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation, “Without mining there is no ‘Green Revolution’”
    • Manassas VA

    Washington Times

    • Op-Ed with Stephen Moore, Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation, “Without mining there is no ‘Green Revolution’”
    • Daily newspaper, 37 years, 60,000 circulation, 2nd largest Wash DC

Mercenary Geologist

  • Michael S. “Mickey” Fulp
  • 35/20/15+ years as exploration/consulting economic geologist/analyst for venture capital, criteria rejects 95% of clients
  • 52,000 Twitter followers & 6800 subscribers to “Mercenary Musings” newsletter
  • “An Alarming Addendum to America’s Mineral Angst”

Examiner Publications

  • Featured in Column by PennedSource author Rich Trzupek, “Groundbreaking”
  • Half dozen local newspapers, 44 years, 37,000 subscribers, Chicago

Launch of Osteoporosis & Osteopenia

  • …Vitamin Therapy for Stronger Bones, a new DIY health awareness guide
  • PennedSource Partner Author Bryant Lusk, top sales in his Amazon Category
  • 1st in a Share the Health planned series, 5-star Amazon reviews, SF Review of Books
  • Edited and PennedSource Produced by Ann Bridges
  • Events planned throughout Silicon Valley, keep an eye out for ones near you
  • For more info and links to join Bryant’s Share the Health Club, click link above

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.

 Assistance League (AL), San Jose

  • Since 1983: annually serving 11,000+ recipients with $200K+/34K+ volunteer hours
  • Programs: Operation School Belt, Readers Are Leaders, Assist-A-Shelter, Caring Hands, Screening Eyes Early, Senior Bingo, Hug-A-Bear
  • Funders: The George & Jeanette Stuart Charitable Trust, Applied Materials & Safeway Foundations, Star Credit Union & Almaden Valley Women’s Club
  • Participants in the Brandeis Lunch with the Authors (see above)

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!

Heartland Institute


KSFO Talk Radio 560AM, San Francisco/Silicon Valley

  • Thursday, December 28, 8-9 am hour (podcast starts @ 21:00 into the hour)
  • Ann chats with guest host and former Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth  about Groundbreaking! and other Silicon Valley issues.

American Resources Policy Network

  • Advocacy/Think Tank, Wash DC: Education & Public Policy Research
  • 50,000 community opinion leaders in 50 states
  • Reach 4.5 million social media followers on need for natural resource development to reduce resource dependency weakening U.S. economic competitiveness & national security
  • Groundbreaking! Recommended to over 20,000 elected officials & decision makers

Groundbreaking! (Out NOW)

  • CFACT Many thanks to Paul Driessen for a praiseful Foreword and praiseworthy publicity on Townhall and over 50 related sites.
  • National Review Further gratitude to Steve Moore for ceding his series to Ann to further promote.
  • And appreciation to those who publicly endorsed:

National Mining Association – Steve Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Institute for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation – Dean Popps, Former US Army Acquisition Executive & Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Logistics and Technology – John Keating, Venture Advisor, Silicon Valley, Former VP Government Programs & Discoveries Business Unit, Intermolecular, Inc. – John Adams, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Ret.), President, Guardian Six LLC – Patrick J. Michaels, Author of Lukewarming:  The New Climate Science that Changes Everything – William Perry Pendley, Esq., President, Mountain States Legal Foundation,  Author, Sagebrush Rebel

Saturday, September 15, 2018                                                   San Jose, California

Participant as a conference panelist for the American Institute for Economic Research/Bastiat Society’s Silicon Valley Conference, held at San Jose State University. The topic is Thought Control, something near and dear to my heart, and  part of Taliesin Nexus’ effort to grow a new cadre of writers, screenwriters, and filmmakers.