Waggle Receives Editor's Choice, Reader's Choice Awards

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First-Time Author Foreshadows Sub-Prime Crisis Era While Explaining the Golf Swing

CHICAGO, Ill., June 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For a book that Midwest Book Review has highly recommended as "an involving novel about an awakening sense of social responsibility," Joe Redden Tigan has received both the Editor's Choice and Reader's Choice designations from publisher iUniverse for his first novel, "Waggle" (ISBN: 978-0-595-41619-6).

Waggle by Joe Redden TiganiUniverse chooses only those titles that have the essential qualities to be part of its top-shelf Editor's Choice program. Positive reviews for Waggle, along with sales and marketing successes, helped the publisher's editorial board make its decision.

Waggle is comprised mainly of two parts that are deftly interwoven by the author: 1.) the story of four real estate appraisers' search for self-fulfillment (however reluctant) in a network of suburbs rapidly going haywire from ravenous over-development, and 2.) a slightly demented guidebook on how certain golf bets are constructed and how the golf swing works.

About Waggle
It's July 28, 2003 in Carlsburg, IL, where almost everyone is employed in the real estate industry, indicating the need to accommodate the bone-jarring residential and commercial real estate development that has started to surround Chicago. Triple-the-Pines Golf Course, Tigan's oddly enchanted fictional Chicagoland course, is an escape from it. And possibly a zigzagging path towards enlightenment.

Originally published in March, 2007, Waggle pre-empted the phenomenon now known as the sub-prime mortgage lending crisis, with almost all its characters having a vested interest in the real estate game no matter what the cost of their rabid suburban sprawl. They seek out their favorite golf course to escape their very profitable but very loud creation, if just for one day.

About the Author
Joe Redden Tigan has had poetry published in The High Plains Literary Review and other literary journals. He once caddied in the Western Open, one of golf's oldest and most prestigious tournaments. He carried the bag for Jack Renner. Tigan was born in DeKalb, IL and currently lives in St. Charles, IL.

Waggle is currently available at all online book sellers, including and

Book summary: ISBN: 978-0-595-41619-6. Publication date: 3/9/07. Price: $14.95 (US). Publisher: iUniverse.

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