West Texan Writes over Two Thousand Letters to White House

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Alan Prest wrote over 2100 letters to the White House between June 2005 and March 2007, an average of 100 per month. The author with over 20 years experience in health care leadership tackled political, religious, leadership, and international topics. His blog posts are a mix of creative humor and straight up political commentary with some 200 published in his book, "New Suits for World Leaders: Emperors, Presidents, and Popes."

One West Texan wanted his voice heard by America's elected leaders. Alan Prest wrote over 2,000 letters to the White House, averaging 100 letters a month to President Bush on a wide variety of topics.

"I'd written letters before, but summer of 2005 I decided to be more intentional about sharing my thoughts and posting them on my blog. Some are serious while others humorous. Before I knew it I hit 1,000 and then 2,000." His first blog was named "Letters to Nowhere" and his current one is "State of the Division".

Alan noted the summer of 2005 was an incredible time to begin blogging. Hurricane Katrina struck him deeply. During the 1980's Prest evacuated a Texas Gulf Coast Hospital before Hurricane Gilbert. This happened after he endured in a dead 700 bed river flooded hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.

Fox News linked to one of his Katrina posts "Nero fiddled, Bush strummed". CNN-Netscape picked up another one of Prest's humorous pieces on a missing Russian satellite.

Friends encouraged Alan to put his commentary into book form. "New Suits for World Leaders: Emperors, Presidents, and Popes" covers Prest's musings from religiosity to international affairs to health care. As Lantern Sodden he weighs in on Hurricane Katrina, America's political parties, and the state of leadership in our world.

Why the pen name Lantern Sodden? Prest responded "I tried to shine some light but was clueless as to how deep in the political muck I'd end up." He's currently compiling another edition titled "One Fist, Two Fist, Red Fist, Blue Fist" on the state of American politics. In it Lantern mixes Seuss like poems with his creative and thought provoking blog postings.

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Alan Prest has over 20 years of health care leadership experience, in both hospital operations and consulting. He graduated from the University of Virginia and has a master's degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. He also writes spiritual fiction, having just published "The Tubeworm Trilogy: What's Hot in the Deep Sea" also on Lulu.


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MEDIA CONTACT:    Alan Prest, eyeopeningventures (at) verizon.net phone 325-944-0492.


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