Livonia, Michigan (PressExposure) June 03, 2007 -- The first book published by Livonia-based New Alexandria Press is generating interest here and abroad.
The Referee's Survival Guide, a book on soccer officiating by Michigan author Jeffrey Caminsky, recently received glowing reviews in the April edition of The Corsham Referee, an online referee website and newsletter published by renowned English Referee Julian Carosi. "I'm encouraged and flattered by all the attention my book has been getting," said Caminsky, a distinguished and long-time soccer referee. "I just hope it helps some of our newer officials avoid some of the mistakes I made while stumbling my way around the soccer field."
Among the book's topics is dealing with abuse along the sidelines, a particular concern in recent years. "Referee abuse is probably the biggest reason why we keep losing officials," said Caminsky. "And many of these new referees are young kids, barely older than the players. It's a constant problem, and one that all sports need to address."
The book is a first for Caminsky, but apparently not his last. His first novel, part of a three-part science fiction adventure series also published by New Alexandria Press, is due out later this year.
Jeffrey Caminsky is an attorney by profession, and currently works as an assistant prosecutor in the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. Among his most recent public appearances was an interview on the "Ebling and You" radio show in Lansing, featuring a discussion of the Byron Halsey rape case.