Award-winning journalist Ken Tingley announces the publication of his first book with Something Or Other Publishing

Tingley joins elite writers: astronaut Ron Garan, acclaimed sci-fi / fantasy author Alia Luria and WWII historian Aleksandar Veljic

“Ken Tingley doesn’t just write from the heart… on the hearts of others, you can turn to any page and feel your heart restored. “Terry Pluto, Author / Columnist – Cleveland Plain Dealer.”

– Terry Pluto, writer and columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer

MADISON, WI, USA, July 8, 2021 / – Something or Other Publishing (SOOP) is proud to announce the publication date of The Last American Editor by award-winning journalist and writer Ken Tingley. Tingley joins the growing list of elite authors who are now part of the SOOP family, including astronaut Ron Garan (Floating in Darkness), acclaimed sci-fi / fantasy author Alia Luria (Compendium) and historian of WWII Aleksandar Veljic (Genocide Revealed).

Tingley, who recently retired as editor of The Post-Star in Glens Falls, NY, had a long and distinguished career in five different community newspapers and guided the Glens Falls newspaper to a Pulitzer Prize in 2009. He has been honored over 70 times. by various journalistic organizations for his reporting and writing. Eight times over the past 10 years his writing has been recognized by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and last month Tingley took top column and editorial writing honors in the annual New York State News Publishers competition. Association.

“The Last American Editor,” is a collection of Tingley’s columns over the past 32 years. The book consists of 83 columns that were first published in the Glens Falls newspaper, and it is divided into six sections: People, Hometown, USA, Life and Death, Sports, The World, and My Life.

“You will find the spirit of America in the columns of Ken Tingley,” former USA Today editor Ken Paulson said of the work. “He has the compassionate voice of a man determined to tell stories that otherwise would not have been told about people who otherwise would not have been celebrated.”

Margaret Sullivan, a Washington Post media columnist from upstate New York who was previously editor of The Buffalo News, wrote the book’s preface.

“If I were to argue for the value of small newspapers in court, I would point out, as Exhibit A, the work of Ken Tingley at the Post-Star in Glens Falls, New York. For many years, Tingley fostered what small newspapers – at their best – represent: their close connection to the community, their focus on people, their indelible sense of belonging. Tingley is also notable for his versatility: he expertly edited the newspaper, which led to him winning numerous journalism awards during his tenure, including a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. And his writing, both sober and evocative, is of national caliber.

“It is therefore a wonderful gift that a generous selection of his columns are gathered here, where they can be read, consulted and treasured. Press work is, by its nature, ephemeral. It is of the moment, of the day. Readers absorb it, like it or oppose it, then stack the paper for recycling. And we ink-stained journalists recognize that we don’t write for centuries, but for the moment.

While Tingley’s debut book is a must-read for anyone who has read The Post-Star in Glens Falls, it’s also a book with a heart and soul that everyone can and should appreciate.

“Ken Tingley not only writes from the heart, he writes from the hearts of others,” said Terry Pluto, author and columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He tells great stories to those who live in his unique part of the world. Buy his book. Lay it on the table next to your bed. When you’ve had a hard day, open it up: you can turn almost any page and feel your heart restored.

The Last American Editor is expected to arrive in August.

Something or Other Publishing would like to express its gratitude to Ken for his support and confidence throughout this journey.

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