MORRISTOWN, N.J. /Publishers Newswire/ — MBD Consulting announced this week the release of “A Patzer’s Story” (ISBN: 978-1-4560-3797-0), authored by its managing director, Timothy A. Sawyer, and published by PublishAmerica. In the book, Sawyer outlines his battle with depression and draws parallels between that and his passion for chess.

“This is a book for chess players and non-players alike,” says Sawyer. “Anyone who reads this book can take something away whether tips on how to improve their chess game or tips on how to improve their life.”

“A Patzer’s Story” contains 22 “rules” or axioms to help the reader navigate chess, and possibly life. For example, rule 7 reads: “Treat your opponent as you want to be treated;” and rule 7A advises: “Treat yourself as you want to be treated.”

Sawyer first started to write the book on November 10, 2010 and sent the initial manuscript to PublishAmerica on November 14, 2010. It was accepted a short time later and released on December 22, 2010.

“I’m amazed by how this has all come together within such a short period of time,” adds Sawyer.

He explains that he only submitted the manuscript to one publisher – PublishAmerica – and they are giving the book the chance it deserves.

About the Author:
Timothy A. Sawyer is an IT Professional and managing director of MBD Consulting. He enjoys playing chess, but over the past year has found many things in life a challenge due to his ongoing battle with depression. He says, “Frustration breeds action,” so he decided to take things into his own hands and to channel this negative energy regarding recent losses. It was the writing of this book that cleared his head, and he now wishes to share his insights with the world.

About PublishAmerica:
PublishAmerica, a traditional advance and royalty-paying book publisher, launches authors in the best tradition of old-fashioned quality publishing. The Maryland-based publishing company is fundamentally opposed to issuing contracts that contain any publishing fees. PublishAmerica was founded on the premise that a book is worth publication if there are even the seeds of a market for it.

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