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S. R. Adair Jr. ( Ron ) has worked with the Gideon's International for 39 years. He has lead music in church for ten years. He was born in Houston, TX. raised in Alvin, and Algoa, TX. Started working with Pops in Adair & Sons dump truck and tractor work before first grade. Graduated from Santa Fe High School. Was manager of two businesses, and owner of another before going on active duty in the U.S. Seabees. Served two tours of duty in Viet Nam as Equipment Operator, E-5. Loves TX., had bluebonnets growing in Viet Nam with seeds sent to him from home. Now retired, and living in Lufkin, TX.
Colonel Michael “Mike” Angley retired from the U.S. Air Force in September 2007 following a rewarding 25 year career as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI). He held thirteen different assignments throughout the world, among which were five tours as a Commander of various units, to include two Air Force OSI Squadrons and a Region, the equivalent of a Wing.
I spent the first half of my adult life as a cop in southeast Texas. The second half I spent as a part time cop and a private investigator, active in professional associations and writing for law enforcement and private investigation trade journals. I was involved in writing two novels when the Covid 19 pandemic hit and noticed a barely mentioned fact that a Harvard professor was arrested for selling U. S. secrets to two Chinese spies, one of whom was a lieutenant in the People's Liberation Army assigned to a lab at the Wuhan University of Science and Technology, ground zero for the pandemic.
Richard Baran holds a doctorate and two masters’ degrees besides his bachelor’s in business. A Navy veteran, he taught and coached for forty years at the secondary school and collegiate levels. His first three novels, The Jacket (published in 2014 by Total Recall Publishers), Where Have All the Go-Go’s Gone? Book 1 and When Will They Ever Learn? (Where Have All the Go-Go’s Gone?) Book 2were published in 2015 along with The Dutchman’s Gift and Heroes and Idols by Total Recall. Other publishing credits include, Coaching Football’s Polypotent Offense, a coaching text, a short story, “That Ain’t No Walleye” and several dozen articles in professional business, education and coaching journals. He and his grammar school sweetheart, Carol Ann have eighteen grandchildren and they divide their year between Franklin Park, Illinois; Phoenix, Arizona, and Minocqua, Wisconsin.
Kathleen Bateman is a Houston native, and was an RN for over thirty-five years. Her first novel, The Healing Power of Fajitas, introduced readers to Annie Brown RN. Her second novel, Truth, Lies and Fried Chicken, continues telling Annie's story; her patients, her challenges, and dealing with the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Kathleen lives in the Houston area with her husband, close to her six grandchildren who teach her new stories all the time. She is presently working on a children's series, Life with the Flipflops.
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Nowhere to hide is one of three books that I have written. Tyler’s Secret and Tracy’s Savior are the other two. Tracy’s Savior has already published, and Tyler’s Secret will be the next to be released. I currently live in Galveston Tx, but originally from Bryan, Tx. I have my husband Joe, my mother and five dogs living with me and my three daughters and two grandchildren live back home.
I Love the Flower Girl is one of two novels I plan to publish. I have a Master of Social Work degree and undergraduate degrees in social work and psychology. Experience working with adults with mental illness and in child welfare and completing two novels have helped me hone my writing skills.
Marc A. Beausejour was born on July 28, 1987 in Queens, New York to Haitian parents Jean and Lineda Beausejour. Known early on as a poet, Beausejour has written poetry for churches, weddings, funerals since the age the age twelve. A few years later, Beausejour and his family moved to Kennesaw, Georgia where he would continue writing, releasing two spiritual poetry books in his twenties; Words On High: Poetry And Inspired Events From MAB (2011) and Rising Higher Than Ever (2015).
Dr. Lucas G. “Luke” Boyd was born in a three-room shotgun house on Jabe Dunaway’s place near Anguilla, Mississippi in the depths of the Depression. His father managed one of those sprawling cotton plantations the Delta was known for, and it is this plantation culture that left an indelible mark on young Luke.
After a stint in the Army and then earning a Ph.D. in English History at the University of Tennessee, he began a career in education that spanned 48 years both at the secondary and college levels. He retired after serving for 19 years as Principal of Battle Ground Academy, a private college preparatory school in Franklin, Tennessee.
Donald Brewer spent 26 years with the United States Secret Service, retiring as the Special Agent-In-Charge of the Counterfeit Division in Washington, D.C. Don spent his early years as an undercover and case agent in the Atlanta Field Office before moving to Miami, where he spent 11 years in the 1980's when Miami was the counterfeit capital of the world. In one 24-month period, he and his squad suppressed 26 counterfeit manufacturing operations. He has appeared on the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel in episodes detailing the manufacturing of counterfeit U.S. currency. In 1999, he appeared on National Public Radio (NPR) to educate the public on the issuing of the newly designed U.S. Currency. In addition, he has given speeches and made presentations regarding counterfeit U.S. currency at various conferences and seminars sponsored by Interpol and other foreign police agencies.
Don and his wife, Linda (pictured), are the proud owners of two Peruvian Paso horses (SRR Animoso and LEA Torreon), and have ridden in a number of shows and parades. Don is a throat cancer survivor, and after 10 years, has been declared cured. Such victories do not come without a price; Don now speaks with an electronic artificial larynx. The couple split their time between St. Simons Island, GA, and Cotopaxi, Colorado.
Paula Brown is a freelance travel writer who also has a love for science fiction and Walt Disney World. Paula is the coauthor of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. She is also a contributing author to InsiderScoop® to Walt Disney World® series of books. Other works of fiction include The Coffee Cruiser and It's About Time. Paula lives in Florida with her husband and daughter.
Author S. Kelley Chambers was born and raised in South Carolina but later moved to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area where she currently works for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. She presently resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with her husband Darrin, one spoiled rotten Pomeranian and their moody psychotic cat.
Dr. David Davis has served as a pastor and evangelist for over 30 years. He has preached in over 800 Southern Baptist Churches all across our nation. His Nationally-Acclaimed Public School program "Words That Can Change Your Life" has been heard by over 4 mission young people in over 3600 schools in 35 states.
Dr. Davuis graduated from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where he was an outstanding college quarterback. He received an M.R.E. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and a D.Min. degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. He has also received two hgonorary doctorates from the All India Bible Institute in New Delhi, India and Central Philippine University in Jaro, Iloilo City Philippines.
Before becoming a full time author, multi-award winning author Bob Doerr specialized in military counterintelligence and criminal investigations for 28 years. His published works include five mystery/thrillers that have garnered a variety of awards and a novella for middle grade readers. A winner in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Awards, Bob was also selected by the Military Writers Society of America as its Author of the Year for 2013.
Wendy Fiore lives in a small town in New England with her busy family of champion swimmer daughters, her landscape architect triathlete husband, and her hyper yet loveable Samoyed. She teaches spin and yoga classes to help her build up the energy needed to keep up with her family. During the day, she teaches language arts in a school ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. From preschoolers to middle school students, she has taught every student that each of us has a story to tell — to keep our eyes open and not miss one meaningful moment whether it is a monumental occasion (saving a baby deer from the neighbor’s ravenous dog) or the ordinary (playing jacks in the driveway with your grandmother). In her experiences of teaching, she has learned to write her own stories down, capturing all the precious, all the silly, all the quirky, and even the commonplace moments that her crazy life offers.
Wendy holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in English, and a 6th year degree for a Reading and Language Arts Consultant. She develops language arts curriculums, creates professional development for teachers and principals, and coaches teachers and para-educators in the best practices for language arts instruction. She has attended Teachers College at Columbia University institutes, soaking in all that the experts such as Lucy Calkins, Ralph Fletcher, and Donald Murray have to offer in language arts, the teaching of reading and writing, staff development and school reform, and has taught Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop for twenty years.
For over twenty years. W. S. Foster Associates has provided quality in-house training programs to a wide variety of U.S. and international institutions. The courses are for entry level as well as experienced investment bankers and financial professionals. W. S. Foster Associates' role as seminar leader has greatly enhanced the judgment and analytical skills of participants from hanks, investment hanks and rating agencies. Clients include:
Standard & Poor \s
National Australia Bank
Credit Suisse First Boston
Federal Reserve Bank of NY
Bank of England
Jack Foster, primary instructor of W. S. Foster Associates, has unique qualifications to design and lead credit seminars. Over the past 20 years, he has conducted over 200 week long Corporate and Bank Credit Rating Seminars in over 15 countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, I long Kong, China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, England, France, and the U.S. He started and was Chairman of the Rating Committee at JP Morgan for five years and served at JP Morgan for 20 years (1974-1994). He was the primary instructor for Standard and Poor’s internal and external Bank and Corporate Credit analysis Seminars for eight years (1995-2003). He is a graduate of Williams College and the Harvard Business School.
Rosanna Gartley is the mother of four adult children, four bonus adult children and grandmother to 13. A retired nurse practitioner, she currently lives in southwestern Pennsylvania but hails from the Canadian prairies. Rosanna enjoys her family, most things creative and travelling with her husband, John. She is a versatile author, having also successfully published under the pen name of RM Conté.
Joseph Hinshaw was born in Indianapolis in the early 1950s. His stories and visions are born through the times of his childhood and early years for these stories. It was a time of science, racism, discovery and hope. After surviving cancer and several other health issues what was left was hope and the time to filter his earlier days into these stories. In 2001, shortly after the attack on the Twin Towers Joe went to England to work with a business contact there. He met David Codling who was an accomplished artist and musician. David had the shared vision of what these stories should look like. Together and with the help of David’s wife Rosie the work began. Each illustration is a unique watercolor painting in this book and hopefully more to come.
Biographical Sketch of M. L. Hollinger
M.L. Hollinger received an Aeronautical Engineering degree from Purdue University in 1957 and went into the Air Force right after college. He worked on several space program projects including; Titan III Space Booster, Space Shuttle, Star Wars and several other special studies for the Air Force. He attended the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College. He served in Viet Nam from 1971-1972. His decorations include The Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, The Vietnamese Honor Medal First Class, The Vietnamese Gallantry Cross and five unit excellence awards. He retired from the Air Force in 1980 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and came back to Indiana where he joined the Indiana Corporation for Science and Technology. He is now fully retired.
Maureen Kellar-Kirby is a semi-professional psychic/astrologer, Early Childhood Education teacher, musician, writer, wife, mother and grandmother, who presently lives in Calgary, Alberta. Following a childhood love of music, she took piano lessons while a child, from the Ontario Royal Conservatory but eventually quit formal lessons in order to follow her heart, "play by ear", and compose her own songs. In 1972, at the tail end of the "hippie craze" of the 1960's she experienced an inner psychic illumination.
The truth of her previous lifetime as an American black blues musician, was revealed to her, along with many of the songs that he had written and performed in that lifetime which she was able to record onto a demo. Out of curiosity and a feeling of destiny, at the young age of 20, she elected to travel to the U.S.A., search for evidence and retrace the steps of that last lifetime.
This book is a memoir of that period of time, leading up to the present. In 1984 she married and moved to Calgary, Alberta to raise her son Daniel, who shared her talent in music. Here she once more had the opportunity to follow the path of a working musician by playing keyboards in local bands and sitting in and learning from other musicians. Her love for the psychic world continued with her involvement with practising and teaching astrology and working on psychic telephone lines.
Jeff Lovell is a native Chicagoan, with 3 degrees from the University of Illinois and an earned doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Jeff taught high school writing and literature for thirty three years and sponsored the school paper, Student Council and several other activities. He ran the drama program at two high schools, teaching and directing and designing sets, lighting and costumes. His specialty in his career focused on Shakespeare. Since he retired from education, Jeff has served as a theatre and film critic for a television station and appears frequently to review theatre and literature.
Originally from New Jersey, Sigrid Macdonald lived for almost thirty years in Ottawa, Ontario and currently resides in Weston, Florida. She has been a freelance writer for years. Her works have appeared in The Globe and Mail newspaper; the Women's Freedom Network Newsletter; the American magazine, Justice Denied; The Toastmaster; and the Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario Newsletter. Her first book, Getting Hip: Recovery from a Total Hip Replacement, was published in 2004. Her second book, Be Your Own Editor, followed in 2010. Although Finding Lisa is written in first person, Macdonald only resembles her character in the sense that she once had a neurotic fixation on her hair, and she has always been called by the wrong name; instead of being called Sigrid, people call her Susan, Sharon, Astrid, Ingrid and, her personal favorite, Siri.
Macdonald is a social activist who has spent decades working on the seemingly disparate issues of women's rights and wrongful convictions; she has worked at the Women's Center at Ramapo College of New Jersey and Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, and for many years, she was a member of AIDWYC, The Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted. She owns an editing company called Book Magic. She is a public speaker and a member of Mothers against Drunk Driving, Ottawa Independent Writers, the American Association of University Women, and the Editors' Association of Canada. Visit her website at http://bookmagic.ca/ or friend her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sigridmac.
George Mavro is a 24 year Air Force, security force veteran. He served over 22 years stationed in Europe, eight of those in Greece. He holds advanced degrees in Government and International Relations. He also teaches government for a Junior college. He presently lives in Florida with his wife and two sons.
Terry Moran made a career in law enforcement for 28 years before retiring from Federal service in 2008. Five years were spent working undercover narcotics which gives him a unique insight in some of the stories he builds his books around. He also worked various crimes like bank robberies, kidnappings and financial fraud. After retiring he works closely with people needing high level security clearances. Terry has been married to Margaret since 1981. They have three sons, Ryan, Mitchell and Taylor. Terry and Margaret make their home in Knoxville, Tennessee.