No Collar to Tank Top: From Bestselling Author to Athlete in Two Years

No Collar to Tank Top: From Bestselling Author to Athlete in Two Years

by Wayne Stinnett, Sam Hoster
No Collar to Tank Top: From Bestselling Author to Athlete in Two Years

No Collar to Tank Top: From Bestselling Author to Athlete in Two Years

by Wayne Stinnett, Sam Hoster



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As an author, I spend a lot of time sitting at the keyboard, as do many in this and similar professions. Prior to becoming a novelist, I was a long-haul trucker, another sedentary lifestyle. Over the course of many years, the body I once had as an active-duty Marine turned into a blob.
So, I decided to do something about it. The change from Marine to blob took decades, so I didn't even notice it happening. But when I put the aging process in reverse, the changes were very noticeable and fast-coming.
I'd intended to write a sequel to Blue Collar to No Collar, my non-fiction on writing and publishing in the digital age and the title was to be No Collar to White Collar, a study of taking my writing career to the next level as a publisher. Six years later, I've only lived chapter one of that book, so it will be a while before I finish it.
Then along came Sam Hoster, my co-author. I know very little about health and fitness, except that I'm living proof that even in our mid-sixties, it's not too late to become fit and strong. So, I invited Sam to write this book with me. You see, he's the owner of the gym I started going to and through the guidance and tutelage of his trainers and coaches, I went from blob to competitive powerlifter in just over a year. At the time of this writing, it's not certain if I will hold any of my states powerlifting records for my age and weight, but the Marine in me says that by the time this is published, I'll hold four state records.
This book isn't a memoir, but a motivational. Anyone can become stronger and healthier. All you need is guidance and a little push. That's what we're here for. Sam provides the guidance and I do the pushing. Kinda like in the gym.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940185850831
Publisher: Down Island Press
Publication date: 07/01/2023
Series: Rainbow of Collars , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 417,648
File size: 414 KB

About the Author

Wayne Stinnett is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. After serving he worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, Divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and commercial truck driver. He currently lives in the South Carolina Lowcountry on one of the sea islands, with his wife and youngest daughter. They have three other children, four grandchildren, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. He's the founder of the Marine Corps League detachment in Greenville, South Carolina, where he met his wife, and rides with the Patriot Guard Riders. He grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the fabulous Florida Keys, Andros Island in the Bahamas, Dominica in the Windward Islands, and Cozumel, Mexico.

Wayne began writing in 1988, penning three short stories before setting it aside to deal with life as a new father. He took it up again at the urging of his third wife and youngest daughter, who love to listen to his sea stories. Those original short stories formed the basis of his first novel, Fallen Palm. After a year of working on it, he published it in October 2013. Since then, he's written more novels and now this prequel in the Jesse McDermitt Caribbean Adventure Series and the spinoff Charity Styles Caribbean Thriller Series. These days, he can usually be found in his office above Lady's Island Marina, where he also keeps his boat, working on the next book.
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