Diversion Press Blog Tour



I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER that LISA’S WORLD OF BOOKS has decided to host my book, Dakota: A Work In Progress on the first Dakota: A Work In Progress blog tour on April 28th, 2011. Join in on the fun. I will be available throughout the day to answer any questions you may have. You may reach me at Dakotathebook@gmail.com or at wrosencr@nycap.rr.com



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Bill Rosencrans

Dakota: A Work in Progress is a very funny book about the world’s most neurotic dog and it is appropriate for all ages. You will be laughing out loud as you read each short story about this one of a kind golden retriever named Dakota. Stanley Coren – author of How Dogs Think and The Intelligence of Dogs wrote Dakota: A Work in Progress is a cheerful and amusing romp through the life of a manic but sweet and endearing dog. If you love dogs and need a smile this book is for you. Sonny Brewer – author of Cormac, The Tale of a Dog Gone Missing wrote – Bill Rosencrans’ book about his wonder dog Dakota is a long love letter, really. It’s a treat for the rest of us that we get to read of Dakota’s doings over Bill’s shoulder, reminded on every page why we ourselves love our own doggies. This book has been published by Diversion Press and you can order it through any bookstore. The price is $14.95

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Blurb from Amazon:

Diversion PresDSC02030s presents “Dakota: A Work in Progress” by Bill Rosencrans (ISBN 9781935290018) available December 2008 for $14.95. Read about Dakota–the Golden Retriever with spunk and a “popcorn toe”. He will steal your heart and your sandwich, if you aren’t careful. Don’t miss reading about the adventures of Dakota and his owner and author of the book, Bill Rosencrans. Whether you are a dog owner or just love dogs, this book will keep you laughing.

My Thoughts:

This was a fun loving book that demonstrates the love and frustrations and being a dog owner and lover.  It was an interesting format written in a collection of short stories.  All in all, reminded me why I miss having a dog and all of the struggles that pet owners go through each and every day.  The funny antics of Dakota are great and I can just picture them in my head when reading the words.  The books seems to jump off the page.


*Disc louse – I was provided a copy of this book from Diversion Press for my honest opinion of the book.

Diversion Press Celebrates their 3rd Anniversary: Blog Stop: I Can Make-out With Any Girl Here

About Diversion Press:

Diversion Press has been in business since 2008.  We are a small publisher looking for quality books.  We are a traditional publisher and DO NOT accept pay from authors to publish their works. We review all proposals, approximately 125 per month, and select books that seem to have the best fit with our goals and interests. Currently we have published 15 books ranging from children’s, young adult, history, non-fiction, and poetry. We are always happy to hear from authors and customers, and bloggers and reviewers.

Our Mission Statement:

We will maintain high standards in the books that we publish to ensure that our readers receive a quality product and that our authors and press are respected for their efforts. 

I Can Make Out with Any Girl HereI Can Make Out With Any Girl Here
By:  Ryan Nemeth 
Yellow Snow Books, an imprint of Diversion Press 
Fiction, Humor 
Distributed by Ingram and returnable 
ISBN:  978-1-935290-03-2 
Paper, 188 pages 
Release Date:  November 15, 2010

Blurb From Diversion Press:

Donny Blake spends his first semester as a college student at Kulhman University doing the 
typical college student activities–partying, picking up girls, studying, and trying to avoid Ugly 
Jen. When the bank starts giving Donny free money and his French teacher expresses interest in 
him, Donny comes to the realization “I can make out with any girl here”. Will it all far apart 
when ants move into Donny’s room and stolen fetal pigs attract the administration’s attention or 
will he make it through his first semester of college? Find out through diary entries, text 
messages, e-mails, and police reports. I Can Make Out with Any Girl Here–the story of Donny 
Blake’s first semester at Kulhman University. A must read for all students about to enter college, 
college freshman, current college students, or those just wanting to remember what it was like.

My Take:

This was a very funny if not exaggerated take on a college student’s first semester on campus away from the rules and regulations of parents.  The book is written as somewhat like a journal – at least for most of the book there are a few newspaper articles and transcripts from various events.  It touches on everything from making new friends (or not), to relationships, money management, and just getting into trouble that you never would expect.  I used this book as my teaser for teaser Tuesday this week and was amused at the hypothesis people had for what was going on in the book.  I did not share that it was a humorous story so it got to be very interesting. Overall, I think that the book was funny but is probably better suited for a man looking back at his college days instead of a women reading it.  The connections to how the character feels would be easier for a man to understand.   There were times during the story that I just had to shake my head at what Donny thought or was doing.  I still enjoyed the funny commentary.

My Rating:

I would give this book 3.5 stars.  While it was funny and amusing, it is not something that I would pick up and read again in the future.  A one time story for me.  Now this opinion might be different from different readers.  

From the Author:

I am pleased to announce that the author of I Can Make-out with Any Girl Here, Ryan Nemeth has agreed to join us today to help Diversion Press celebrate.  Here is a picture he had to share, along with a quick comment to go along with it.

Hannah and Holly Blossom, “The Blossom Twins” — professional wrestlers from Manchester, England, who have both read and loved the book!

Please leave either Ryan or Diversion Press a comment here.