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Pamela Troutman is a chronological baby boomer who still finds time to sail, fish, bike, shop, write, garden, cruise and boogie board in defiance of the rocking chair she seeks to avoid. Len Townsend got tired of all the activity in her whirligig mind and asked to be set free, so here he is, in this book. In the past Pamela worked on newspapers, newsletters and a monthly column for a British magazine. She graduated from the Ohio State University School of Journalism. She now freelances from her home in Katy, Tx., and writes books about Len, one of her favorite people. The first book, already published, is “Deadly Diamonds” by Pamela Troutman.
Leonard Townsend, the private detective, is happily planning a trip to Mexico on his newly purchased sailboat when a young woman named Ellie shows up. She is a honeymooner and she explains that her new husband has just disappeared. She wants Len to find her husband for her. Len reluctantly agrees to help. So Ellie tells Len about her brief romance, her hasty marriage and answers all his questions. The more Len hears, the more he wishes he had already left on his sailboat adventure because this case looks unpleasant. But there was a whole lot more to come….
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Melissa Michelle is single and works as an accountant in Atlanta, GA. Inspired by her own struggles with dating while Christian, she wrote “Micah’s Girlfriend.”
Micah Tapscot is a community counselor for a global not-for-profit Christian organization and surrogate father for his recently widowed sister’s son. He spots Michelle assisting an elderly woman get out of the car one Sunday afternoon while walking near his neighborhood. At the first sight of her, all of the self-control he’d managed to maintain over the years abruptly takes a vacation leaving Micah stranded on an island of unbridled sexual tension… Michelle Phant is a secretary working in an architectural firm in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. Quite weary with not having found “the one” man to fill her heart with the love she’s always dreamed of she unexpectedly meets Micah and becomes indubitably unable to resist his obvious blessing of virility. She takes a risk she’s never taken before and accepts a first date with Micah….in his home. As Michelle documents the event of their first date together, Micah generously gives her a tour of the house as they talk and she sips away on her glass of Chardonnay. The tour ultimately ends in his bedroom where an inevitable steamy tête-à-tête ensues and Michelle learns a very startling revelation from Micah that compromises what she first believed of him. Will it demolish their love connection before it even starts?
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Yuan Liang was born in Chongqing, China. He graduated from Fudan University and holds graduate degrees from two American universities. He is the author of seven books of poetry, including Beneath the Wall of April; Homesick of Time; The Primitive Corner; The Silent Color; Arriving Season; Sun Wheel; White Poppy on a Winter Night. He now resides in Southern California.
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Bruce Hayden, an insurance executive in the U.S. and overseas for more than forty years, also spent many years teaching part time for a major midwestern university. Hayden and his wife live in Washington, D.C. This is his first novel.
Catherine Johnson is intelligent, articulate, well-connected and beautiful, but when she graduates at the top of her elite law school class, she turns her back on a promising Wall Street career to work for the Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division. In her first major case, she stumbles into a tangled web of powerful and often violent forces who will stop at nothing – including murder – to see her fail.
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Ms. Keller holds a B.A. in the History of Decolonization from the University of La Verne, which she earned in 2001. She also earned a Masters Degree in World History with an emphasis on Nationalism from California State Polytechnic University Pomona in 2004. Ms. Keller was a Ph.D. student in History at Claremont Graduate University from 2004-2010. Born in Romania prematurely, weighing a mere pound and a half. At seven months old, she was given an injection of an outdated polio vaccine, an action that ultimately caused her cerebral palsy.
First, historically the 1970’s are associated with the women’s movement, and generally we assume that women gained some rights that they never had before. Perhaps we need to reconsider this assumption. However, the truth is that women were not gaining their rights, they were regaining their rights to (some extent because the Feminist Movement is not inclusive). Keller’s research has led her to believe that the advent of Christianity led to the loss of rights for woman on the European continent. The interpretation of the Christian doctrine enabled the church to deliver a punishing blow to women for centuries. The second study offers an analysis and some comparisons of the writings of four authors regarding women’s rights in Great Britain and France centered on the issue of prostitution. Keller examines prostitution from both the legal and moral aspects of Victorian London and Paris. The purpose of the third study is to examine the life of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, her quest for women’s rights, but more specifically her contributions as a surgeon during the American Civil War. The woman physician made her rounds through the miserable hospital ward; she noticed a photograph case on the table next to a young soldier. Wishing to cheer him, she remarked, it must hold the “sweetest face in the world.”
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Jim Farley worked in law enforcement in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for more than two decades. Many of the police-related incidents in this book are based on actual experiences, although the story and characters are fictional. He has been a frequent visitor to Sanibel and Captiva islands, and was on the islands when a real “No-Name” storm struck.
Michael Powers, a young Fort Lauderdale cop, is haunted by the murder of his older brother, also a cop, who was brutally killed during a stakeout thirteen years earlier. His all- consuming quest is to find who killed his older brother…and his career and marriage are suffering as a result. But a twist of fate puts Powers himself in the cross-hairs, when during a stakeout of his own, he kills the younger brother of Ivory Lee Quinn, the psychotic leader of a heartless Jamaican posse. Now Quinn wants revenge, and Powers must go into hiding to protect himself and his wife. But, Quinn has some deadly tricks up his sleeve, including influence over one of Powers’ high-ranking superiors, and insider knowledge about what really happened to Powers’ brother. Deftly plotted, richly atmospheric, and alive with fascinating characters, Blind Pass is a gripping thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the shattering and uniquely satisfying climax.
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Grace and her friends were just assigned their government jobs, and quickly realize that they won’t survive long fighting others for government entertainment. Peter was always such a jerk in school and is a government favorite, but now he agrees to help them escape. Why? As they leave for a politically unstable outside world, Grace, Peter and the others come across a young girl who leads them to a city called Detroit where they soon find themselves in the middle of a revolution. As the plot unravels in this realistic future thriller set in a politically unstable 22nd century where science is misused for power, the teens discover who will become heroes, who will find romance, and who will be pushed to the breaking point.