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William Cummins William Cummins

CEO | CAI Publishing


America's Feed Bucket Philosopher, Trick Roper, and Purveyor of Political Horse Sense





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My name is William A. Cummins, an award-winning author from Port Orange, Florida.

I help authors publish their work and also entertain with my own collection of books.

I grew up with four brothers on a farm in Ohio during the great depression.

Before the age of 18, I became a singing-cowboy star on radio and stage and headlined across the Midwest as "Smilin' Bill and his Wonder Horse King."

I lived the cowboy life when I traveled 300 miles by horseback from Ohio to Chicago, Illinois.

Eventually I gave up ‘showbiz’ for a factory job, settled down to raise a family, and studied mechanical engineering on the side.

During my extensive engineering career I was honored me as a Diplomate by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

Although I grew up outside the church, experiencing God’s presence at age 20 led me into an active spiritual ministry of preaching, and teaching.

After 44 wonderful years of marriage my wife, Phyllis, died suddenly in 1998. I remarried a year later to my lovely wife Ann.

We have a family of five children, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

After founding CAI Publishing I became an award-winning author of three nonfiction books about marriage enrichment, the Korean War, and a cowboy’s dream.

As a cowboy philosopher, I bring the humor of ‘Will Rogers’ to the stage with cowboy yarns, trick-roping, and hi-tech stories revealing secrets of everyday life your elders never told you.

Phone: 386-383-5198 Email: Web:

Industry Expertise (3)



Civil Engineering

Accomplishments (2)

Diplomate (professional)

American Academy of Environmental Engineering

Teenage Cowboy Entertainer who became a Professional Engineer and Award Winning Author (personal)

In 1949 I was a singing cowboy entertainer on radio and stage with KING the Wonder Horse. At 18 I enjoyed the cowboy's life on the trail during a 300 mile horseback trip from Ohio to Chicago. In time I left 'showbiz' and in 1960 began a 48 year career as a registered professional consulting engineer In 2009 I became an award winning author of 'THE FORGOTTEN,' a book of Korean War combat stories.

Education (2)

ICS, ONU, OSU: Diploma and Professional Engineering Registration, Mechanical Engineering

I studied mechanical engineering courses on the side for nine years while working full time. In 1960 I became a professional engineer in Ohio. During my career I registered in six states, became a principal of several national and international consulting firms, and was honored by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers as a Diplomate.

Rockwell: Tool Design

Testimonials (1)

Mary K. FaganVice Vice President, Friends of the Daytona Beach, Florida, Regional Library, Library Program Speaker Tuesday, March 6, 2012 2:00 PM | Trick-Roping and Political Horse Sense from a Feed Bucket Phiposopher

Cowboy Bill Cummins, It was a great program and a good time for all. I'm so happy that we heard of you from Marian and were able to have you for a program. You and Ann work together so well - it was such a pleasure. I agree that Dena did a wonderful job on the opening with the video and music, but also with her lobby display and getting the word out to the community. Not only that but the other staff members gave their support too, Deborah and Brook and possibly others I'm not aware of. I need to mention Susan too for her fine write up for the newsletter. It was a united effort. Thanks again for not only performing, but for providing us with such excellent promotional pieces. Let's keep in touch. Mary

Event Appearances (2)

America's Feed Bucket Philosopher

Trick-Roping and Political Horse Sense from a Feed Bucket Philosopher   City Island Library, Daytona Beach, Florida


Memorial Tribute To The Soldier In Tube 147

39th Annual Turkey Run Car Show Veterans Tribute   Daytona Beach International Speedway


Sample Talks (1)

Trick-Roping and Political Horse Sense from a Feed Bucket Philosopher

With the allure of cowboy yarns and hi-teck stories I bring the trick-roping ability and humor of Will Rogers to the stage as shown on the YouTube video clip under wacummins.



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