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Journalist and Neworld Review ‘A Man About Town’ Columnist Phillip William Sheppards Remarkable Journey As An Author


Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

Phillip Sheppard has something the old folks used to call “mojo.” For example, he landed on “Survivor,” the top rated reality show, just by rollerskating backwards down to the beach each day.

“As I was getting my workout one day, who but CBS Casting Director Lynn Spillmen from ‘Survivor’ spotted me,” Sheppard said. “And just like that, I was on the show, not just for one season, but was called back for a second season as well.”

He also landed his Associate Publisher position at Neworld Review in almost the same manner.

“Neworld Review reviewed a novel based on the character I created and later introduced on ‘Survivor’ named ‘The Specialist.’ The magazine gave the book a great review. I asked the Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Fred Beauford, out for coffee in Santa Monica, near the beach, and boy did that change my life just as much as ‘Survivor’ did,” Sheppard said.

“Fred Beauford is an extraordinary human being. As we talked, I could not get over all of his many accomplishments, in addition to creating this marvelous magazine, which has won worldwide acclaim, and of which, by the way, award winning novelist Jane Smiley is our cover subject in the next issue,” he continued.

“Beauford has been a university professor, a magazine and book publisher, and he has written a ton of books, including the critically acclaimed ‘The Year Jerry Garcia Died,’ and the provocative ‘The Womanizer.’ It was hard to believe that this same guy was once kicked out of high school, after only one year.”    

Sheppard said that as they neared the finish of having coffee, Beauford suddenly turned to him and asked him if he would be interested in writing a column.

“What about?,” was his reply.

“Well, I see that you have a natural curiosity about other people. I mean, you let me go on and on. You are a born journalist. That’s what we are: listeners. I have an idea for a people and places column, which will focus on the arts. Would you be interested?,” Beauford asked.

For Sheppard, his mojo was working again, and his column is now one of the most popular items in the famous international literary/arts magazine.

“I owe Fred Beauford a lot,” he said, “just as I owe Jeff Probst, the executive producer who put me on ‘Survivor.’ Both Lynn and Jeff saw something special in me and I am very grateful for that.”

The Legend of Things Past In the year 2258, Donovan Knight, Army Specialist, lives in a world of significant scientific and technological advances. Global climate change is a thing of the past, extinct species have been resurrected, and the planet’s resources have been replenished… But Donovan doesn’t live in a perfect world: his grandfather, a scientific genius, suffers from a mysterious illness that keeps him permanently hospitalized, terrorist numbers have increased dramatically across the nation, and Donovan is sent on a mission to save the human race from a deadly biological attack— a mission that will force him to leave his family and from which he may never return.

For more information about the Neworld Review, go to http://www.neworldreview.com







Town and Country 3.3L Used Engines Discounted for Dodge Van Owners at National Engine Supply Company


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2015

The manufacturing of the minivan in the late 1980s helped the Chrysler company to market its Dodge brand to millions of automotive buyers in the U.S. The PreownedEngines.com company is now offering a discount for all Town and Country 3.3L used engines that are in stock and shipping this year at http://preownedengines.com/town-and-country-3-3l-engine.

The V6 blocks that are now available for a better price structure for consumers range in production years from 1990 to the current year. The 3.3L motor is one of the only builds used consecutively inside of minivans at the Chrysler company for more than 20 years. Each T&C motor that is provided this year arrives to buyers with a warranty policy.

“The arrival of more Chrylser-Dodge vehicle motors inside of our national inventory this year should help attract mechanics or van owners who need a low mileage block for replacement,” said one PreownedEngines.com rep.

One of the advantages that a buyer of V6 3.3L motors will receive when sorting through what is available at the Preowned Engines company website this year is shorter research. Because all inventory in stock fits into all minivan trim levels, zero compatibility issues will be experienced for a motor buyer during the installation of the used van engines.

“The eX, LX, S, LXi and SX trim levels are all supported in the Town and Country V6 motors inventory that is discounted for public sale,” the rep included.

The Preowned Engines website is now promoting new inventory to purchasers across the U.S. who shop for motors by smartphones or tablet PCs. The company website is now setup to deliver price quotations and purchase options to adults using mobile devices to research the auto parts inventory now available in 2015.

About PreownedEngines.com

The PreownedEngines.com company offers access to its nationwide database of used condition motors to consumers, mechanics and other components purchasers in the U.S. on the web. The company is one of the largest providers of secondary market automotive components. The PreownedEngines.com company has added Ford, GM, Fiat, Honda and Nissan builds to its inventory in 2015 as part of a continued expansion effort.







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The Urban Assault Ride Returns: Bicycle Obstacle Race Uses Beer, Bikes and Big Wheels to Teach Cyclists that Bikes are a Great Way to Get Around Town

Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) February 26, 2015

After a two-year hiatus, the much-loved Urban Assault Ride is relaunching in 5 cities. The celebration of beer, bikes and big wheels returns in 2015 kicking off the season in Denver on June 14, before moving on to Minneapolis (July 12), Des Moines (August 16), Austin (November 1), and Tucson (November 15).

Find out more at http://www.urbanassaultride.com

The Urban Assault Ride is the only bicycle obstacle event series in the nation. Its unique format, which is part bike ride, part obstacle race, and part scavenger hunt is part of the allure of the event, which has gained a cult-like following since its inaugural event in Austin in 2003. Teams of two plan their own route to checkpoints around town, tackling obstacles at each stop along the way. Obstacles include: adult big wheels, the ‘paper boy’ challenge, ‘human slingshot’, the ‘longboard launch’ and more. The first team to hit all the checkpoints, complete the obstacles, and cross the finish line wins. The UAR is followed by a huge after party with plenty of craft beer and legendary prize contest. This year, the winning duo takes home a pair of adult size big wheels from Huffy Slider, one of the event sponsors. Other sponsors include Keen, New Belgium, Osprey, and CLIF Bar.

While the event is big on fun, it was designed with the mission to promote bikes as a means of transportation. The Urban Assault Ride aims to provide cyclists with an adventurous opportunity to learn safe cycling routes around town. The motto is “grab your bike lock, instead of your car keys for short trips around town”. Past participants are excited when they realize they gained an increased knowledge of safe and efficient bike routes around their city during their Urban Assault Ride experience.

“We are super excited to bring back an event we are so passionate about,” explains Josh Kravetz, president of Adventure Fit, the company that produces the event. Our team lives and breathes adventure, beer, and bikes and this event brings it all home. We are creating a super fun experience that is getting more people on bikes more often. That’s long-lasting result that we can be really proud of.”

Each event will be capped at 2000 riders and registration is open at http://www.urbanassaultride.com.

About Adventure Fit

At Adventure Fit, we live for fun outdoor adventures. Our passion shows in our work through every event, team, and experience we create. Founded on the slogan “Come out and Play!”, Adventure Fit has produced some of the country’s most popular participatory sporting events, including the SHAPE Diva Dash and the Oskar Blues Old Man Winter Bike Rally. Our events are not only fun and unique, they also have a deeper goal: to open the eyes of our participants to a world of greater social and environmental responsibility. We partner exclusively with companies that have sustainable business practices and give back to non-profits around the country. For more information, visit http://www.adventurefit.com