Insurance Books


When Words Collide: Resolving Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes

$24.95 print edition  |  $9.99 Kindle edition

Written by Bill Wilson, CPCU, ARM, et al., the U.S.A.’s foremost authority on insurance policy language, this is a practical and entertaining guide to understanding insurance policies that represents the culmination of a legendary career that stretches over seven decades.

Learn from the actual stories from thousands of real-life claims and form a rock-solid foundation to anchor your technical insurance knowledge. There is simply no substitute for experience, and in this book, the author distills 50+ years of insurance experience, shared with the love of an educator.

Nothing destroys your customers’ trust more than a bad claims experience. If you’re an agent, you sell promises that somebody else (a claims adjuster) has to deliver on. That puts you in a tough situation. This book will pay for itself many times over if it helps you save a single client, and it’s going to save you many customers over the years.

Decades of deep, technical insurance experience distilled into a simple informative and entertaining book is like having a mentor who is a world-class technical expert and, at the same time, a passionate and dedicated educator.

Chocked full of practical examples, this is not a theoretical manual but rather a deeply practical, interesting, and entertaining read that will be useful for decades to come.


Non-Insurance Books


7 Maxims of Time Management

$6.99 Kindle edition

Life is a balancing act that involves a never-ending series of decisions between what we want vs. what we should do, what we want vs. what others want us to do, now vs. later, important vs. urgent, work vs. play, activity vs. rest, and so forth.

The purpose of this book is to demonstrate how you can get rid of the minutiae of unnecessary things and focus your time on the things that yield the greatest value to you and to people you value.

“Time management” is all about priorities and structure. It’s about simplifying, organizing, and habitually executing around balanced priorities within a structured framework.

Unless priorities are identified, all other aspects of time management are pointless and the result is most often motion, not direction, and activity but not accomplishment.

Determining priorities involves identifying what is important to you and sometimes what is important to people who are important to you. Without the proper balance between our priorities and relationships and our goals and roles, it is unlikely that success in one area will provide a high degree of overall satisfaction.

2-for-1: This book includes a link to download a free PDF copy of the “QuoteNotes” book below!


52 of the Greatest Things Ever Said…and Why

$6.99 Kindle edition

This book includes 52 of my favorite quotations, each with a brief essay about what the quotation means. While the book can be read in its entirety and in any order, it is designed so that each quotation and essay is read weekly over the course of the coming year.

Weekly topics include Coping with adversity, Self-pity, The ‘good old days’ illusion, Time indigestion, Carpe diem, Tapping your potential, An ounce of prevention, Procrastination, Stereotyping, Risk management, Hidden wealth, Communication, Finding a job you love, Making the most of a job you don’t love, Distorting the truth, Cherry picking data, Balance, Parenthood, Efficiency vs. effectiveness, Bigotry and hate, Don’t sweat the small stuff, War and peace and friends and foes, Charity, Don’t put off until tomorrow…, Excellence, Why time flies, It’s the journey as well as the destination, When right is wrong, Measuring your wealth, The rush to judgment, Fear, Responsibility, Parents and teenagers, Listening, Three keys to happiness, Conscience and the law of majority, Perception vs. reality, The foundation of society, Excellence and doing what’s right, rinciple vs. preference, Attitude, Individuality, Age and perspective, Wealth and the greenness of grass, Honesty, Lying…a double-edged sword, Priorities, Honor, Empathy, Politics, Three kinds of personal failure, Happiness.

2 for 1: This book includes a link to download a free PDF copy of the “QuoteNotes” book below!


QuoteNotes…The Ultimate Quotational Reference System and Authoring Tool for Professional Speakers & Writers

$6.99 Kindle edition (see Note below for how to get a free copy)

“QuoteNotes” is a quotational reference system and authoring tool for professional and aspiring speakers and writers.

It includes a database of 1,500 carefully researched quotations that are categorized and cross-referenced by topic.

Each quotation is also cross-referenced to related topics and some quotations are classified as pearls, classics, humor, or analogy for quick access to just the right quotation.

Also included is a complete index of authors, each with a brief bio and a comprehensive index of all keywords from every quotation.

“QuoteNotes” has been endorsed by professional speakers and writers, including Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Terry Paulsen, and others…see the list on the Amazon page.

Note: “QuoteNotes” is available as a “Replica Kindle” book. Replica Kindle books maintain the rich formatting and layout of a print edition and offer many of the advantages of standard Kindle books. Features may include:

  • Notes and highlights
  • Search, copy and paste
  • Zoom and pan
  • Pop-out linked table-of-contents
  • Page numbers matching print edition

2 for 1: If you purchase the “7 Maxims” or “52 Greatest” books, a link is included to download a free PDF copy of this “QuoteNotes” book!




“The Spyders” Official Fan Club T-Shirt

  $20 (includes shipping in the continental U.S.)

$10 if you buy a t-shirt at a live gig and tip the band 😀

The Spyders are a Nashville-based classic rock band that performs timeless rock classics, from Elvis, the Beatles and the Doors to Tom Petty, Green Day and the Foo Fighters, and original songs.


Introducing The Spyders….

The Spyders’ 2019 Halloween show (John Karras on the right, the author of the above books on the left)….