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* Below are some of my books and projects in the public domain, thus this post is updated from time to time. For confidentiality reasons I may not disclose projects I ghostwrote. Thank you for your understanding.

Marinka's Books


The Break Free from Media Echo-Chambers 30-Day Challenge

Break Free from Media Echo Chambers

Do you get upset, fearful, or angry when you see what’s going on in the news and on social media?  Are you feeling drained and powerless? Have you lost any friends or loved ones because of politics, conspiracies, fake news, and fights over media outlets? If the answer is “yes,” you might be in a media echo-chamber or know someone who is. It’s time to break free.

Your mission should you choose to accept it is to break free from politicized media echo chambers for 30-days so you can become better informed, and live a more peaceful and hopeful life.  The Break Free from Media Echo Chambers 30-Day Challenge will show you how.

This challenge guides you through a daily process where you make a small change in your life for 30-days that could have a huge, life changing, impact.

It sets you free from media echo chambers, bends the political matrix, and puts you on a path to finding credible news outlets.  This way you can move from a place of anxiety, fear, confusion, and possible rage, to a calmer, fact based place, with a fresh perspective. At the end you should be able to focus on solutions to real problems, and stop being freaked out by fake ones.

Buy The Break Free from Media Echo Chambers Challenge for yourself, for a loved one, or an estranged friend.  Take back your power. Invest in you!

Free your mind, and be a part of the solution to this fake news, misinformation and defamation online crisis. Because what’s published in America does not stay in America, if you consume news and information, this challenge is for you too.

The time to break free is NOW!

The Super Compact Guide to Effective College Writing (Co-author)

Super Compact Guide to Effective Writing

Are you sick and tired of having to buy expensive 500 page college textbooks where you read about 10% of them? Well, now you will not have to anymore. That is why we wrote The Super Compact Guide to Effective Writing.

This textbook provides students with all the tools they need to develop academic writing skills that will help them survive Freshman Composition and are transferable to life after class –whether in other college courses or in their careers–without any fluff. We do this in under 105-pages and at an affordable price.

We wanted to write a textbook that students and teachers will use, read from cover-to-cover, and at the end students will be empowered with the sills they need to confidently write in any situation. Improving your writing skills for college and life outside of the classroom should not be intimidating or tedious. With The Super Compact Guide to Effective College Writing, it’s not. Now let’s write.

The Super Compact Guide to Effective College Writing is available in soft textbook.

U.S. Politics, Abuse of Power, Corruption

The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power (Author)

Writing Sample:  The WhistleblowerChapter One: Under Siege (2011)

The Whistleblower

Who is the Whistleblower? It is not who you think it is.

The Whistleblower chronicles how Washington’s politicians have established a special justice system with special rights reserved for themselves. It gives the reader a front row seat to the Clinton White House through impeachment and life after the fact through Linda Tripp’s account.  

The story reveals a disturbing truth: the strategies and tactics that protected the Clinton White House from prosecution have reemerged and are being used today.  These corrupting games played at the highest levels  make a mockery out of the rule of law and chip away at the foundation of the justice system.

Investigative journalist Marinka Peschmann fires a badly needed warning shot that puts the corrupt on notice and provides encouragement to those who expect and deserve better of their public servants.  Her work reads like a morality play—an allegory for our era offering a far greater message for America and a path to redemption for America’s political system through its often-surprising exposé of well-known (Linda Tripp) and less-known characters of the Clinton era.

The Whistleblower begins before the indictments of the Clinton White House were abandoned as yesterday’s news and the legal resolve for convictions had been exhausted.  In doing so, the door remained opened for corruption to occur in future administrations.

As such, The Whistleblower could be re-written by essentially swapping former President Donald Trump’s name with the Clintons with their respective investigations and impeachment(s). xxWhen abuses of power, perjury, rabid partisanship, witness intimidation, fleeting justice, sexual harassment, abuse, dubious pardons, and other misconduct are only unacceptable when it’s not your political-party-politician, but defensible when it is the politician and party you like, justice, decency, and the rule of law become warped. It metastasizes and spreads into society and institutions like a cancer jeopardizing democracy.

The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power is available in paperback and multiple ebook formats.

Update: Thank you FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story (2021) for making it okay to finally be able to talk about Linda Tripp’s experience in the Clinton White House that culminated in impeachment and beyond. Yes, #MeToo started decades ago, so did suborning perjury, witness tampering, abuse of power … Sarah Paulson’s portrayal of Linda Tripp is excellent.

Linda was funny in real life and serving at the White House was her greatest honor and privilege. May she RIP.


Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer (Author)

Writing sample:  Following Orders’: Chapter 1 Excerpt and Chapter 3: The Foster Investigations. Listen to some of Following Orders source material

Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer

Journalists are not supposed to only cover one side’s negatives.

Thus, Following Orders is a book the Clintons, apparent partisan hacks who don’t read books, and the extreme right-wing murder conspiracy peddlers do not want you to read. Conspiracy peddlers. who have peddled more false conspiracies including, but not limited to Sandy Hook and other “false flag” and murder conspiracies.

On July 20, 1993, Vince Foster was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head in Fort Marcy Park, McLean, Virginia. His untimely passing was the highest ranking government official’s death since President John Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.

Foster’s mysterious death sparked a firestorm of controversy that engulfed the nation. Was it murder or suicide? The charges leveled against Hillary and Bill Clinton were serious: Foster knew too much. They had killed him. Clinton staffers removed evidence from his office. Must be a cover-up. Investigators never found the fatal bullet. It’s a conspiracy. On and on it went. But who was right?

Inspired by Love & Death, The Murder of Kurt Cobain, by Max Wallace and Ian Halperin, Peschmann, using new information exclusively obtained from the last person who officially saw Foster alive in the White House, Linda Tripp, and supported by five official investigations comes to a terrible conclusion–both sides were wrong.

The Foster murder conspiracies are arguably one of the original Internet murder conspiracies that took on a life of its own. It has spawned what has become a steady flow of conspiracies that are echo-chambered online, in cult-like formation, as if the “real” news.  While there were legitimate issues and abuses of power to be concerned with regarding the Clintons, murdering their friend(s) was not one of them.

Click here and here to get a sense of what life is like dealing with belligerent murder conspiracy peddlers I published prior to conspiracies consuming the Trump White House, and the real world, deadly, consequences could no longer be ignored.

Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer is available in paperback and multiple ebook formats.

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Update: FX’s: Impeachment: American Crime Story is bang on accurate about Linda’s disillusion with the Clinton White House after Vince Foster’s tragic suicide. See Following Orders: Chapter 1 Excerpt.

See also, “Impeachment: American Crime Story Shows The Tragic Death of Vince Foster: The deputy White House counsel’s 1993 suicide furthered Linda Tripp’s disillusion with the Clinton administration,” Esquire, September 8, 2021.


The Kid Stays in the Picture (First Edition) (Collaboration)

The Kid Stays in the Picture

Robert Evans’ The Kid Stays in the Picture is universally recognized as the greatest, most outrageous, and most unforgettable show business memoir ever written. The basis of an award-winning documentary film, it remains the gold standard of Hollywood storytelling.

With black-and-white photographs from the author’s archive and a new introduction by the legendary actor, producer, and Hollywood studio chief Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture is driven by a voice as charming and irresistible as any great novel.

An extraordinary raconteur, Evans spares no one, least of all himself. Filled with starring roles for everyone from Ava Gardner to Marlon Brando to Sharon Stone, The Kid Stays in the Picture is sharp, witty, and self-aggrandizing, and self-lacerating in equal measure.

This is a must-read for fans of American cinema and classics of the canon, including The Odd CoupleRosemary’s BabyLove StoryThe Godfather, and Chinatown.

The Kid Stays in the Picture is available in hardback and audio format.

Read Premiere Magazine Book Excerpt of The Kid.

Read Vanity Fair’s Matt Tyrnauer’s “Evans Gate.”

May Evans RIP now. He touched countless lives and leaves behind a lasting legacy.

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