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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.
Dr. David B. Axelrod served as Suffolk County, Long Island’s Poet Laureate, before moving to Daytona Beach, Florida. He is founder of Writers Unlimited Agency, Inc. (www.writersunlimited.org) which he directed for over thirty years, and also publisher of Writers Ink Press. His newest project is the Creative Happiness Institute, Inc., where he offers his services to the public.
He has published twenty books of poetry in addition to hundreds of essays and articles. He is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards, including his being the first official Fulbright Poet-in-Residence in the People’s Republic of China. The New York Times described him as “A Treat!” He has shared the stage with such literary notables as Louis Simpson, Galway Kinnell, William Stafford, Robert Bly and Allen Ginsberg, performing at the United Nations and around the world. He has been translated into fifteen languages.
Learn more about Dr. Axelrod or contact him through his website: www.creativehappiness.org and at www.poetrydoctor.org.
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.
Mina Mauerstein Bail, sociologist, mother, and grandmother was born in Italy and raised in the United States. She has traveled extensively, lived and worked in many countries around the world. She lives with her husband in New York City. This is her first children’s book.
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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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.
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).
Gordon Beck reside in Missouri where he was born on a cold February morning. He traveled by thumb for many years until he settled in adult years. He worked in roofing have been a high-pressure water blaster. Through the years he has sat by peoples bed sides as they went through their transition from life to death. He served as a taxi driver for a number of years, and retired from that occupation approximately five years earlier. He has been asked through the years by many acquaintances to record his life due to the fact he had what some described as a colorful life, to say the least. Now that he has entered into his later years he wants to write his heart’s desire.
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:
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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.
Author Ann K. Gebuhr is a composer, music theorist, author and teacher. Her orchestral music has been performed by symphonies throughout the United States and in Germany and Romania. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Rockefeller Scholar in Residence in Bellagio, and the first woman to be awarded the Creative Artist Award in Composition by the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County in 1998 and again in 2009. She holds the BM in Piano Performance and MM and Ph.D in Music Theory with piano and composition minors from Indiana University. Currently she teaches, learns, writes and lives in Houston, Texas.
Herman Groman is a retired FBI Special Agent and is the current director of security at large Las Vegas casino/hotel.
While in the FBI, Herman specialized in working deep long-term operations as an undercover agent in the areas of organized crime and narcotics. He also served as the agent in charge of several high-profile public official corruption investigations.
Later on in his FBI career, Herman became the team leader of one of the FBI Special Operations Groups. The specialized group conducted surveillances of major terrorist cell groups and their associates.
Herman served in the infantry in Vietnam and was awarded the purple-heart and bronze star for valor.
Herman resides in Las Vegas with his wife. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.