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Dan Bisher is a published author, writer, journalist and public relations expert. A native of Hillsdale County, MI, he is U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran having served as a Combat Correspondent. Dan attended California State University, Fullerton and was employed by Hillsdale College in Media Relations as a writer. For many years he narrated a historical program titledTales of the Old Sauk Trail on Hillsdale’s WCSR radio station, and served as a color commentator for high school and college football and basketball. He resides on his family’s Michigan Centennial Farm (1872) with his wife Noel.
Following the War of 1812, pioneer settlement of the Northwest Territories began. The U.S. government encouraged the westward movement by offering newcomers cheap land at $1.25 per acre. The government purchased vast tracts of unencumbered land through numerous negotiated treaties with several Indian tribes, or it was taken by cheating or force. Tens of thousands of inhabitants from mostly New England states, and Europe, migrated to these new lands for an opportunity to begin new lives on the frontier. One of the more popular routes traveled by pioneers began in upstate New York along the Erie Canal to Buffalo and then across Lake Erie by steamship to Detroit. A family could buy wagons, beasts of burden, tools and whatever they needed in the future motor city to clear land, build a log cabin and start farming. A steady stream of covered wagons left Detroit along the old Sauk Trail called the Chicago Pike. Faded Memories: Examination & Profiles of Hillsdale County’s Pioneer Period offers readers a glimpse of the lives and events experienced by original settlers and Native Americans. Although not the complete history of Hillsdale County and the tri-state area, 36 chapters plus the introduction and selected poems illuminate the beginnings of civilization upon these hills and dales. It’s important to remember your own culture and heritage, and who you are and where you came from. Faded Memories will hopefully add to your knowledge about your own family history.
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TES, since he was a child, was always interested in History. He has several Doctorate degrees and is author of “The History of Freedom Village,” which is a history of our settlement on Mars and his award winning “A Chronicle of Space Records and Achievements”, sold over 5 million copies. TES is an experienced space traveler having visited the moon and the moons of Saturn and Jupiter. TES was on Mars doing research when the events in his book took place. The above piece was written by machine.
The Obexlanders and the Assassination of JFK represents the penultimate in conspiracy theories. Anyone who thinks the John F. Kennedy (JFK) assassination could have been a conspiracy will find The Obexlanders enthralling. (Hint, it wasn’t the FBI, CIA, or Mafia). Flying saucer and UFO buffs will discover a new twist in the answer to these phenomena. Time travel enthusiasts and Futurists will not be disappointed. Those interested in the nature of the Universe, the Multi-Verse, cosmology, or the Big Bang will find some weird thinking here. Holograms, immortality, species extinction, the nature of consciousness, crop circles, Area 51, extraterrestrial life, and terrorist are topics highlighted by applicable quotes from Albert Einstein, Dwight David Eisenhower and an interview with Fidel Castro. The Obexlanders provides an imaginative answer concerning why Fidel Castro survived so long as Cuba’s dictator, why the Vietnam War really took place and why and how 2 million Cambodians were allowed to be killed by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. For those of you who do not mind a little humor and a light sexual innuendo seasoning with their history, this will be an easy and fun read. The Obexlanders and the Assassination of JFK allegedly written by the Obexlander Historian, TES, is a secret and classified document chronicling the history of this group from the future specifically from the year 3148. The Obexlanders have come here to change history and save humanity from itself. In order to carry out their mission, they undertook dreadful actions for which they were not proud. Somehow this document was purloined from the Obexlanders and made available to us. A plethora of interesting characters appear, play their role and move on. One consistent character is the charismatic and brave Obexlander Leader Dewey Steele. Todd “Flash” Gordon, Chief Field Operator, has adventures in exotic places like Thailand, Vietnam and Pohnpei Island. Jane Phandora, the rebel with a cause, left the Obexlanders to live in Las Vegas in protest against Obexlander planned actions. The Obexlanders is an exciting, provocative and fun deception; historical fiction on the cutting edge of imagination. However, is it possible that elements of the Obexlanders may appear in the reality of our own future? A fascinating if not fantastic read.
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JOHN DALY is an active member of the Virginia and the District of Columbia Bars. He lives in Virginia and Florida. His last book in the Mason series was, The Story Teller. For more information on John Daly visit http://www.johndalyonline.com
This is another adventure novel in the Mason series bringing danger and “on the edge of your seat” excitement to Mason and his sidekick Striker. Once you start reading, you will not be able to put the book down.
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Clayton Kidd is a captain in the Tucson Police Department, with over 30 years of law enforcement experience. He is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and a current member of the adjunct faculty for Arizona State University and Pima Community College, instructing in the fields of criminal law and domestic terrorism. He is a native of Tucson, Arizona, where he lives with his wife and family.
Aaron Daniels is a smart, savvy street cop who has been plagued by unusual and disturbing dreams. With the help of his girlfriend Lori, who works as a writer for the local media, he begins to slowly uncover the purpose behind these dreams. Along the way he strengthens his relationship with Lori and forges a new friendship with his boss—a tough, seasoned patrol sergeant. No Kings X is a riveting story—combining the reality of police work, humor, romance, and a vivid imagination.
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Michael and Heather Edmonds met in college. They now live in Colorado with their four children and two dogs. They have been together for more than a decade, and share a passion for education, writing, art, myths and superstitions, camping, and movies. Their favorite running joke is the impending “zombie apocalypse” and their “zombie plan.” The Crash Between Heaven and Hell is the couple’s first book together. Their creativity is inspired by the unique qualities each of them brings to writing: Mike is the expert crafter of horror and oddities, while Heather brings depth, humanity, and romance to the characters and their stories. They plan to continue their successful collaboration and look forward to publishing the next book in the series.
The apocalypse has devastated humanity, leaving only a few survivors in a dead world. But in the midst of the political and environmental ravages of the earth, there is a glimmer of hope. Angels have been sent to redeem the world from evil, but they need help from the Pure-hearts…people left on earth who have the strength to resist evil and lead others to the light. Seven people are key to this effort of salvation. They come from different places in the world, and different backgrounds. They don’t know each other, but they are thrown together and must learn to work as a team in order to reach their goal despite being persecuted by an army of evil. A harbor master, a priest, a Vegas mob boss, an assassin, an angel, and two unique children must learn how to overcome their personal and cultural clashes, as well as dealing with their own emotional trauma and the stress of continually fearing death. Will this unlikely group prevail, or will the powers of evil successfully take the last ounce of good on earth to the depths of hell? The Crash Between Heaven and Hell is the first book in a compelling series that will have you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last.
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JoAnn Gardner began using her gift as a child, in venues ranging from The Comedy Store, to Biola University. She performs one-woman shows, composed for a U.S. Senator, head-lined a show for the deaf community.
We each have a responsibility to complete the purpose that we were sent here to accomplish. Whether it’s surrendered in waves, or a single act, it is God’s plan for your journey. These poetic thoughts, are the offering that begin my transformation.
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Carolyn J. Sweers left the farm when she went to college but returned for regular visits. She majored in philosophy and earned an advanced degree in the subject. Her working career was as a teacher, mainly at New Trier High School, and later in a variety of older adult programs. She now lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“I grew up on an Iowa farm in the 40’s and 50’s. I was fortunate to have a lot of leisure time for contemplating the land, the sky, the growing seasons, the work that humans did, as well as the reality of death. The seeds of the philosopher I was to become were sown early, as I observed the world of my rural childhood. These recollections were originally written in 1985 and extensively revised in 2014.”