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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jim Proebstle  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born:


-- Website -- http://jimproebstle.com/
-- Jim Proebstle on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jim+proebstle

E-Mail: -- jim@jimproebstle.com


Illinois Connection

Proebstle lives in Deer Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jim Proebstle has a BA and MBA from Michigan State University. After a corporate business career including IBM, Xerox and Bell&Howell, Jim formed Prodyne, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in top-line revenue performance improvements through sales, management effectiveness and customer satisfaction initiatives.


Published Works

    In the Absence of Honor , Emerald Book Company, 2008Fatal Incident, Emerald Book Company, 2011Unintended Impact: One Athlete's Journey from Concussions in Amateur Football to CTE Dementia, Beaver's Pond Press, 2015


Selected Titles At Your Library

In the absence of honor :
ISBN: 1934572047. OCLC Number:

Emerald Book Co.,. Austin, TX :. 2008.

When Jake Lorenz retreats to his family's cabin in the North Minnesota woods for the winter, he's looking for peace, quiet, and time to reflect on the loss of his wife and his job. But instead, he finds destruction, death, and a gruesome murder scene on his very doorstep.

Fatal incident :
ISBN: 1934572772. OCLC Number:

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"Minnesotan Nick Morgan overcomes the hardships of life during the Depression with the thrill of flying. The rush he shares with his soon-to-be wife, Martha, as they barnstorm small Midwestern towns offering plane rides for a dollar, forges a love for each other and a sense of freedom to last a lifetime. In 1943, Nick must leave to become a WWII pilot in Alaska for the army's newly formed Air Transport Command. Nick joins U.S. forces, who have set up a strategic defense position against Japan, and an Lend-Lease supply program that trains Soviet pilots with U.S. aircraft for their war with Germany. Inspired by the true events of an Air Transport Command aircraft disaster in Alaska in 1944"--Fantasticfiction.com.

Unintended impact :
ISBN: 1592988830. OCLC Number:

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After suffering concussions in high school and college, Dick struggled unknowingly with the onset of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) dementia. For decades, he fought the demons trapping him in an ever-shrinking world: diminished short-term memory, limited executive functioning, interpersonal shortcomings, paranoia, and failed physical capabilities. As an athlete, he was revered, yet success turned traitor as getting his "'bell rung"' in football led to a world of confusion and confinement. Nobody will remember a backup college quarterback, but Dick's story bridges the glamour of NFL football--its high-profile athletes and the preliminary $765 million settlement for CTE dementia--with the harsh reality that millions of former amateur players may be suffering anonymously with the same concussion-induced devastation of CTE dementia


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Proebstle is available for a wide variety of small or large events. Contact him directly at jim@jimproebstle.com or 847-323-4144 for scheduling.

Concussions and Amateur Football Program

Concussions from amateur football are a major concern to parents, coaches, players, administrators, and fans. Success turns traitor as the potential long-term impact from concussions and the onset of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

dementia is real. Proebstle's new non-fiction book, Unintended Impact One Athlete's Journey from Concussions in Amateur Football to CTE Dementia, provides a reality check and human interest understanding to the devastation that concussions received in the glory years can bring to an athlete's adult life. (Adults; $45 min; fee negotiable with permission to sell books)