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Gary Repetto is a former high school all-star football player who played and coached in big time college football. He was also the commissioner of a state wide youth football program, his responsibilities including the interviewing, hiring and overseeing of coaches for a 2000 player organization. After coaching he became a corporate recruiter, recruiting and hiring several thousand engineers in the defense and mining industries over a long, successful career. Working on his second novel, he lives in Arizona with his wife, Antoinette and their family.

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Scott Risch grew up and currently resides in South East Texas. He enjoyed the artistic side of school. Scott, enjoys lounging in the back yard and writing about the adventuress critters he observes. Scott and his wife Karyn, currently reside in Parland, Texas. Karyn, a pre-Kindergarten teacher is an excellent source of encouragement and kid knowledge.

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Adrianne Sainte-Eve was born in Budapest Hungary, and spent her childhood in Canada. She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Albert Sandberg is a Civil Engineering Technologist living in west central Manitoba, Canada. He is the owner of Sverige Canada Genealogy which specializes in Swedish – Canadian heritage. It is this interest in genealogy that led Albert to researching his own Swedish roots and finding the ancestors that appear in his books. The Radermans tells the story of Albert’s 5 times great grandfather, Olof Olofsson-Raderman.

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Alice Shapiro has been writing since 1985 when she studied under William Packard at NYU. Her poetry credits include a chapbook, Seasons of the Heart with Scars Publications (2007), Silent Actor, New Verse News and the anthologies Poetry Connoisseur (third prize winner), Antologia del Nuovo Mondo, and Thank You Gorbachev! In addition, she has had two plays produced and is winner of the Bill C. Davis Drama Award. Ms. Shapiro is also author of A South Florida Culinary Adventure.

When asked why she writes poems, Ms. Shapiro says that poetry uses words in their full potential and it colors our perceptions. Through the use of language, rhythm, and metaphor poetry is a more expressive power than ordinary associations which can become extraordinary. Poetry aims at truth to sharpen rather than distort perception. My mind is stimulated and my senses come alive. It is hard work but certainly worth it.

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R. M. Shepherd enjoys writing about sixteenth-century Northern Europe, especially England and Scotland. Her second novel, The Purloined Dagger, takes place during the reign of Elizabeth I and is told as a locked-room mystery with a hint of romance. Her first novel, A Pearl to Cherish, explores the lives of a man and woman whose love for each other was caught up in the political and religious strife during the reign of Edward VI. Her other two works, John Knox: Sounding God’s Trumpet and He Strikes at the Root, are non-fiction exploring the major themes of English Protestant theology in Edward VIs era from the perspective of the notorious Scottish preacher John Knox.
Shepherd most recently was an interior designer engaged in designing offices, retail stores, and schools. She was previously employed as a computer systems analyst and data analyst in the roles of project manager and team leader for energy industry companies. She is now retired and spends her time writing.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan), a Juris Doctor (JD) in law from the University of Houston (Houston, Texas), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary (Indiana, endorsed by Christ Church University, England). She was awarded a Professional Certificate in Interior Design from the University of Houston
In addition to volunteering for various ministries at her church, Shepherd enjoys knitting and crocheting, gardening, and reading. She lives with her husband in Galveston County

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Jon Hiroshi Shirota. Born and raised on MAUI, HAWAII. After two years in the U.S. Army graduated from Brigham Young University, in Utah. Worked as an Internal Revenue Agent for seven years before joining the Handy Writers Colony in Southern Illinois where he finished his first novel, LUCKY COME HAWAII. I would like to dedicate this novel to my wife, BARBARA SHIROTA. (As mentioned to Corby, I'd like to publish the following endorsements): 1. Professor George Hendrick, emeritus, writer, author, at University of Illinois; 2. Ray Elliott, Marine, writer, former president of James Jones Literary Society; Ed. Sakamoto, playwright, author, reciepient of Pookele Award, Hawaii's most prestigious award for excellence in writing; and Professor Katsunori Yamazato, author, lecturer, President of Meio University. Special thanks to Professor Marie Yamazato for her devoted editing and translations throughout the writing of this novel.
Jon Shirota was born on Maui, Hawaii. After serving two years in the U.S. Army, he graduated from Brigham Young University and became an Internal Revenue Agent. He quit his job when he was invited to the Handy Writers Colony in Marshall, Illinois (From Here To Eternity fame) where he finished his first novel Lucky Come Hawaii.
Jon is the recipient of several awards: The John F. Kennedy Center Award; The Rockefeller Center Award; The American College Theater Festival for New Plays; The Best Stage Scenes of 1992 by Smith and Kraus Books; and a grant by the Japan/USA Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Jon Hiroshi Shirota. Born and raised on MAUI, HAWAII. After two years in the U.S. Army graduated from Brigham Young University, in Utah. Worked as an Internal Revenue Agent for seven years before joining the Handy Writers Colony in Southern Illinois where he finished his first novel, LUCKY COME HAWAII. I would like to dedicate this novel to my wife, BARBARA SHIROTA. (As mentioned to Corby, I'd like to publish the following endorsements): 1. Professor George Hendrick, emeritus, writer, author, at University of Illinois; 2. Ray Elliott, Marine, writer, former president of James Jones Literary Society; Ed. Sakamoto, playwright, author, reciepient of Pookele Award, Hawaii's most prestigious award for excellence in writing; and Professor Katsunori Yamazato, author, lecturer, President of Meio University. Special thanks to Professor Marie Yamazato for her devoted editing and translations throughout the writing of this novel.
Jon Shirota was born on Maui, Hawaii. After serving two years in the U.S. Army, he graduated from Brigham Young University and became an Internal Revenue Agent. He quit his job when he was invited to the Handy Writers Colony in Marshall, Illinois (From Here To Eternity fame) where he finished his first novel Lucky Come Hawaii.
Jon is the recipient of several awards: The John F. Kennedy Center Award; The Rockefeller Center Award; The American College Theater Festival for New Plays; The Best Stage Scenes of 1992 by Smith and Kraus Books; and a grant by the Japan/USA Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts to spend six months in O

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Earl Snort is the nom de plume’ of a retired law enforcement officer with more than forty years’ experience toting a badge and a gun.
Before that, he served in the armed forces.
He and his wife have been married nearly fifty years. They reside in the South. They have one son, also a career law enforcement officer, and two grandchildren.
This is the author’s first foray into the world of writing fiction. After a lifetime of writing non-fiction to document investigations of true crime, he decided to try his hand at make believe.

He hopes you enjoy the yarn.
May 26, 2019

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Leslie E. Stern was born in Los Angeles, California, an only child. She graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables at twenty years old. She pursued her doctoral degree in philosophy and was offered an Assistant Professorship. She attained her Master's Degree in English literature. She went on to an illustrious career in public relations, garnering many prestigious clients but she never forgot her roots in fiction writing.
She wrote her first short story and her first poem when she was ten years old and has never stopped writing. Her passion comes from her family. Her step-father was world-renowned animation genius Iwao Takamoto, whom her mother married when Leslie was five years old. His passion for his own craft was such that he always boasted that he never worked a day in his life. When she is writing, it is not work. It is sheer pleasure as it has been since her childhood. Her mother continues to be a loving, supportive part of her life.
She is the published author of the highly acclaimed homage to her step-father “Living with a Legend”, a non-fiction book of personal anecdotes about famous Iwao Takamoto. She is also the author of “Dreams Surpassed”, a novel that has been called “the perfect novel” by readers.

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Award-winning author of "Living With A Legend", "Images From My Soul", "Dreams Fulfilled", "Dreams Surpassed", and upcoming novels.

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Dylan was born in Texas, grew up in Louisiana, and has now returned. He has been married to his wonderful wife since 2001, and they have three children. Dylan’s family resides in Friendswood, TX, where they are all active members of First Baptist Church of Friendswood. In his professional career, Dylan serves those in need as a funeral director… but in his spare time, he is a part of the contemporary worship band at church (drummer), a world-traveling missionary, leader of small groups to both students and adults, and teacher of private music lessons. Through all of these avenues, Dylan’s goal is to always share the Gospel of Christ with anyone he meets, to the glory of God, for the expansion of the kingdom!

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A native from Carmarthenshire in West Wales, Eric Sturdy studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital and qualified in April 1950. During National Service, in 1952 and 1953, he was Medical Officer to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, stationed in Berlin. For three separate months the Guards provided sentries for Spandau Prison. During these months the author was a Prison M.O. and was required to make frequent visits to the seven Nazi war criminals in Spandau, including ‘Rudolf Hess.’ On returning to civilian life he enlisted in the Territorial Army attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Eric pursued a career in surgery and practiced as a Consultant General Surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport for 31 years retiring in May 1993. His hobbies in retirement are fiction writing and fishing. Eric has been happily married to Meriel for 59 years. They had three children, seven grandchildren and a gorgeous three year old great grandchild.

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David Swarbrick is a full-time writer and a part-time theoretical physicist. He lives in a small house on the coast of Lake Huron with his wife and son. In his spare time he creates music and on clear nights studies astronomy.

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Author Michael Tabman was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, NY. After serving as a police officer for three years with the Fairfax County VA police department he joined the FBI. Michael, A 24 year FBI veteran, investigated crimes ranging from white collar to bank robberies, organized crime, drug trafficking and money laundering. He rose through the ranks reaching the level of Special Agent in Charge. His professional travels took him to Israel, Russia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. After retiring, Michael founded and still works at SPIRIT Asset Protection, LLC as a security and risk management consultant and public speaker.

Michael’s book Walking the Corporate Beat: Police School for Business People, is based upon his 27 years of law enforcement experience to draw amusing parallels between the police world, business world and everyday life decisions.

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The author is a former teacher, and Director of Conference Services for a private Christian college. She belongs to Professional Women’s Fellowship, and serves on the board of the San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild and the board of her church. She’s the author of five books of Biblical Fiction, three other books of fiction and a book of poetry. She loves to share heart with women’s groups. She and her husband live in San Diego, CA.

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Scientist, environmentalist and insatiably curious, Jean-Patrick Toussaint is the author of several scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has written columns for a number of science popularization magazines in Québec, Canada. I Have a Ph.D. – Now Where’s My Job? is Toussaint’s first book, which brings an unadulterated and humoristic perspective to what the transition from postgraduate to post-Ph.D.-partum looks like from the inside. He lives in Ottawa with his Australian partner and their Haitian-Canadian-Australian and vegemite-lover son.

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Jack Travers, a social studies teacher and longtime football coach at Boston College High School, lives in Lynn, Massachusetts along with his wife Janice and their two children, Gina and Joseph. Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master in Arts and Teaching from Boston College and a J.D. from the New England School of Law. As a native of Greater Boston and a twenty eight veteran of the classroom, Jack is thoroughly familiar with the themes that permeate his young adult novel, Team Player.

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Ms. Vaughn holds a BS degree in art after attending University of South Carolina and East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and attended Spalding University for graduate courses. She studied Italian at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy while supervising a study program there under the auspices of Columbia University. She currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Ms. Vaughn holds a BS degree in art form East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, AND SHE STUDIED ART HISTORY AND Italian at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy while supervising a study program their under the auspices of Columbia University. She currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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I am damned awesome!

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Rem Westland turned to writing after a career in the military, academia, politics, public service, and consulting. He is the author of two self-published books: a work of non-fiction and a novel. Running for the People (2015) is about his run for public office in Canada’s federal election of 2011. Badly Hidden (2017) is the story of a former soldier who is responsible for the death of his wife during a PTSD event. A number of Westland’s short stories have been published by Ottawa Independent Writers. His articles on various topics have appeared in journals and magazines. During the writing of this story, he divided his time between a cottage in Ontario and a heritage home in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

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John was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. After spending two years in the Army, he returned home to join the Chicago Police Department. During his 12 years on the force he received numerous awards and commendations, including the Award of Valor and The Blue Star Award.
John left the Department to become an FBI Special Agent, and was assigned to Chicago, Alexandria, Detroit, Houston, and the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. He taught street survival to in-service and new agents, as well as internationally, to police in Budapest, Moscow, and Tashkent. He worked undercover for 2 ½ years in the Bureau’s first ever steroid investigation entitled, “Operation Equine.”
John has published dozens of articles on officer survival, training, and ethics, in print magazines and online with “Officer.com,” “LawOfficer.com,” and “New American Truth.” He is a member of the Public Safety Writers Association, The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers, Association, The Virginia Writers Club, Riverside Writers, and the FBI National Academy Associates (175th Session).
John owns his own business, LivSafe, delivering presentations on “Situational Awareness” to schools, churches, and civic groups.
He is an authorized NCAA speaker on steroids and drugs, and can also be found working as a Personal Trainer at AnyTime Fitness.
John and his wife, Christine, have been married for 38 years and have three children and four grandchildren.

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Author(s) BIO Shelley Wykoff spent her childhood growing up in the country playing in trees and creeks! An especially super day was when they caught crawfish or bottled lightning bugs. She was an avid reader supported by her mother who bought her the latest Hardy Boy mystery that was on the market each payday! Reading helped her through her parents’ divorce.
Shelley Attended Edinboro University where she majored in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She furthered her education at Mercyhurst University completing a Master’s certificate in Administration of Justice. A scholarship is also available there in honor of her late mother and maternal grandfather.
Shelley was first published in September 2011 in the project Women Warriors; Stories behind the Thin Blue Line.
This has garnered national attention in the industry, it continues to do well today!

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Jerry is a WW 2 fighter pilot from Hillside, NJ. He flew P-51’s over Japan from Iwo Jima. Married to Helene for 60 years, they have four sons and six grandchildren, three in America and three born and raised in Japan by their youngest son, Robert and his wife, Takako.

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