By Walt Pavlo, Jr., and Neil Weinberg
Stolen Without a Gun: Confessions from Inside History's Biggest Accounting Fraud, featured in Forbes Magazine, is the first-person account of an MCI Worldcom finance executive who helped the company hide bad debt to prop up its stock price. Co-author Walt Pavlo, Jr., served two years in prison and has become a sought-after public speaker for accounting, law enforcement, and college audiences. Winans Kuenstler Publishing edited and reorganized the manuscript and also designed, produced, and assisted with the distribution of the book. It has sold 10,000 copies.
Co-author Walt Pavlo, Jr.: "Foster approached the task as more of a partnership than a contract for services, covering everything from a complete edit of the book, to cover design, to final printing, and distribution. It was a relief to be able to let someone else handle those details while I focused on my marketing plan.
"He took ownership of the project and his editorial input brought characters to life, created memorable dialogue, and made the story-telling crisp. Within four months, he transformed the manuscript and delivered a book that was every bit as polished as any I’ve seen." (Excerpted in Forbes Magazine, Oct. 2007)
Read: April 2009, New York Times Interview