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About Kent Politsch

Best Selling Author

My Story

Politsch began a professional broadcasting career after graduating for the University of Illinois in 1970. A brief try in Hollywood and a year of teaching and coaching sent him back to broadcasting, which took him to Kansas City where he made his home for 25 years. A brief brush with Missouri politics as the Governor’s Director of Communications guided him to corporate communications for the last 10 years in the Midwest. Following his wife’s career to Baltimore in 1998, Politsch spent the first 12 months writing his first book, a coffee-table history of his former employer entitled Legends and Legacy: 75th Anniversary of Yellow Freight System.

After a year of free-lance marketing communications, Politsch teamed with a Baltimore family in conceiving of Leadership Through Athletics, a non-profit youth athletic organization. Politsch guided the construction of a gymnasium complex that he uses as his model in his Global Anchor duo — Global Anger and Blood Anger.

Politsch began a federal government career at USDA’s Farm Service Agency in August 2005, becoming chief of public affairs. He retired Dec. 31, 2016, when he moved to Port Saint Lucie, Florida, once more following his wife’s career. Since 2017, Politsch has been writing his third novel based on a record-setting 1930s event. He also has become an artist. He stays active with volunteer work and part-time employment when not writing or painting. He expects to finish his current writing project entitled Beebe and Bostelmann in 2019.


Global Anchor

I began writing my first novel in June 2010. Think about how much has changed in the world since then. How much more will change in the years ahead.

My mission in writing is to entertain. But I hope I can also make readers look beyond the here and now and see challenges that we must address as a united civilization.

As the world shrinks because of better communications, transportation and access, we pay closer attention to our cultural differences. Although different, we share common needs — food, shelter, and fiber for clothing. And to grow these critical necessities we need resources — land and power — including the energy to move products to market.

Another natural resource we seem to be neglecting as stewards of the Earth is fresh water. Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, but only about two percent of the water is fit to sustain land-roaming life. As human population grows, the demand for fresh water increases. We’ll need it to drink and to nourish plants and animals we use for food. But water is running out not only in the United States, but in other densely populated areas of the planet.  Are we ready to tackle this enormous challenge? Do people understand the impact we’ve had on spoiling our natural resources? Do people in power, people with money, care because they’re the ones controlling our destiny?

What if somebody in a powerful position saw how vulnerable we all are and took advantage of the situation? What consequences could he inflict?

I hope you will read Global Anger and Blood Anger and share your thoughts. You can respond through Facebook, LinkedIn, or send me an email to kpolitsch4@gmail.com.

 

Best Sellers

Global Anger

When a career federal employee is contacted by his old college friend a Baltimore cop for a favor, he opens the door to more drama than the cop explained, including vigilante heroics by 16-year-old intercity basketball players whose fearless involvement to stop a known street criminal sets off a series of bizarre connections to an international drug cartel.

Blood Anger

Blood Anger is a fast-paced thriller set in four primary locations: the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan corridor; the Caribbean Island of Curacao; Caracas, Venezuela; and Havana, Cuba. But the action begins at the Great Wall of China.

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…Global Anger author Kent Politsch strives for the international intrigue of Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) by way of a conspiracy-laced plot suggestive of Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code)… Politsch whisks readers around the globe, from the streets of Washington, D.C., to the deserts of Libya, weaving a complicated tale involving political power struggles, international drug rings, government cover-ups and even inner-city youth basketball.  Sniper schemes and assassination attempts punctuate tense, suspenseful scenes portraying dealmakers at work in places ranging from the back alleys of Baltimore to the glitzy casinos of Las Vegas… 

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