Introducing Lance Anderson, author of Life in the Morgue

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Lance Anderson spent most of his life as an ironworker until he decided it was time for a change. He took a job at the medical examiner’s office, where he worked for six years and assisted in more than two thousand cases until he was forced to retire due to vision problems. Life in the Morgue is his debut novel, but he has also written two movie scripts that are in the process of being produced.

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When Greg Benson took a job as a morgue technician, he was told on his first day, “You can’t make this stuff up.” What an understatement that turned out to be… From his first autopsy (a teenage girl), deaths by accident and homicide, dumpster removals, subway electrocutions, and ghostly activity, this job was anything but normal. Just when Greg thought he had seen it all, something else would take place-and it wasn’t only the cases being brought in… Take a rare peek into the life of a morgue technician in this fascinating foray into Life in the Morgue.

Introducing Louis A. Dorio, author of Murder Finds the Suburbs

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Louis A. Dorio retired after a 20-year decorated career with a suburban NY Police Department. Retiring as Chief of Police. Former Chief Dorio, a Vietnam Veteran, served in the U.S. Navy. Louis is an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice. He lives in Westchester County and is married with two grown daughters and five grandchildren.

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Small Town Police Department Meets Big City Crime. Rocco DeMarco, a young police officer on a suburban “Bedroom Community” police department, north of New York City, is placed in a position of Baptism by Fire. Just days after being assigned as a patrolman to the detective division, DeMarco, along with his lieutenant, are summoned to two bodies, found in trash bags and dumped across the street from the local high school. The subsequent investigation presents many new and sometimes dangerous undertakings. During the course of the investigation, Rocco sometimes lets his enthusiasm cloud his awareness of the dangers he will be facing. DeMarco and the other Investigators have to deal with witnesses, who are of the impression that a small ‘upstate’ police agency can’t handle an investigation of this magnitude. Dogged investigating leads to the identification of three primary suspects. The case takes on a whole new level of risk when DeMarco realizes he would be dealing with a very dangerous, former enforcer from Castro’s Cuba who came to the U.S. on the Muriel Boat Lift in the 1980’s. An undercover arrest of an additional suspect, with the prospect of him facing serious jail time, results in the young man and his father, agreeing to be witnesses against the three key participants, one of whom is the homicidal Cuban. The nature of policing that Rocco DeMarco was looking for came to fruition when his lieutenant turns to him at the site of the two dumped bodies and says, “It’s Your Case Kid.”

Introducing Carolyn Hayes, author of Perhaps You Were Born for Just Such a Time as This

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This is Carolyn Hayes’ fourth book with an important and timely message from the Holy Spirit. Carolyn Hayes retired as an elementary school teacher from the New York City Public School System in 2015. She also had the opportunity to teach in New Jersey, Washington State, and overseas at the American International School of Lagos in Nigeria, the American International School of Cairo in Egypt, and Naseem International School in Bahrain. Please visit Carolyn Hayes’ website at carolynhayes.net to view the other books the Holy Spirit has prompted her to write. About the Illustrator: Vic Guiza has extensive illustration experience and has received many awards during his 35 years as an artist. He lives happily in Mexico with his wife and two daughters.

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If I were born for just such a time as this, then what you’re saying is that there’s a plan for my life, right? Absolutely! Jesus said, “My plans for your life are good plans; they are not plans for disaster. My plans will give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 Jesus said, “You are wonderfully made. I knitted all the delicate, inner parts of your body together in your mother’s womb. I watched over you as you were carefully woven in dark seclusion, and every day of your life was recorded in My book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. You are wonderfully complex and extraordinarily precious to Me!” Psalm 139:13-17

Introducing Richard Bartholomew, author of The Toadvine Papers: A Memory

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Richard Bartholomew was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Ohio University. He taught high school Industrial Arts, then worked for decades as a technical instructor for a major international automobile manufacturer. He lives with his wife and cats in Northern California near San Francisco. This is his first novel.

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The popular and academic interest in sculptor Ernest Toadvine has never been greater. The latest Library of Congress listing of books on the man and his body of work, at this writing, numbers forty-three – Candace Boyer’s recent coffee table edition, “Man of Stone,” is undoubtedly the best – and the list is still growing. News articles, TV specials, analyses, dissertations and the like number in the hundreds. Collectors clamor for his works, and one show allowed a well-known museum to enter the new decade with overflowing coffers. Of course, his miniature busts of the famous are ubiquitous. Here is one more book for the pile. To tell this story, I have ransacked my memories, and all my old journals – kept faithfully from grade school till I finally left for college – and tried to chat with most of those who are still around and on speaking terms with me. There will be a few surprises. It will contain little of what is in the other books, and it may not all be entirely on the mark – as they say, there is no absolute history – but the one thing you can be sure is not a lapse of memory is the part about friendship.

Introducing Brenda McComb, author of Schillingsburg the Final Chapter: Revelations

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This is the fifth and final book in The Schillingsburg Saga. Brenda McComb, at the age of 64, with the encouragement of her husband Steve, decided to bring to life in writing, many characters she had encountered in her lifetime. The Schillingsburg Saga is a result of that endeavor. Brenda lost her husband, Steve, of 43 years to lung cancer in June 2016. Today, she and her two fur babies, Rufus and Spike, split their time between her home in Waveland on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and her Ozark Mountain home in Mountain Home, Arkansas, where she is busy finishing her next novel, “The Seventh Descendants.”

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Standing before me was Felix Petijean’, the head of the Louisiana Syndicate. J’nell Montalvo and Major Lampton defend Qujette Barbarette against the charge of murder. In the process, they uncover a murder for hire plot that pits sons against their mother. J’nell again has to deal with the loss of a loved one. She is haunted by the granddaughter of Wilton Benoit, the Texas wildcatter who she brought to his knees in her first major case just months out of law school. She sees all of her children married and giving her grandchildren at a time when she realizes she has come full circle in her life. The biggest challenge is when she is confronted by a dark force who reveals to her that there have been others working behind the scenes to assure many of her legal victories. It is then, that she questions the loyalties of everyone in her life, including her loving parents. After her retirement, J’nell decides to document her life. A decision that will cause an even bigger uproar than when her, and Gavin Davenport, III’s, parents joined the sexual revolution of the 1970’s. J’nell continues to fight for all who cannot fight for themselves. Through it all, J’nell never loses her faith in God and the knowledge, HE has always been the one in control of her life. In her golden years J’nell reflects on her many accomplishments, the people who floated in and out of her life, her losses and gains. At the very end, she realizes she had few regrets in the way she lived her life.

Introducing T. K. Kohl, author of Quest of the Staff and the Sword III: The Dark Kingdom

“Quest of the Staff and the Sword 3 is my third book in the series. My Author Representative has been there on each book. She quickly answers any questions I may have and helps the process go smoothly.”

T.K. Kohl has a bachelor’s degree from Logos Christian College. Much of his life has been spent working in the technical field and customer service. He is the proud father of two adult sons, whom he considers his greatest accomplishments. In his spare time, he enjoys bringing the world of his imagination to life through fiction.

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The Veil of Darkness Drops…In this riveting third installment of the epic adventure of the Quest of the Staff and the Sword Saga, Luke has destroyed his nemesis, the hooded man. Luke tightens his grip on his kingdom, while a division threatens to tear at the fabric of hope in Quoin Ataraxis. Millions of half-dead soldiers, whom Luke raised from the dead, ensure that Luke’s power will grow, with seemingly no one to stop him. Luke entices his people to worship, celebrate, and serve him. But just as Luke’s power seems unstoppable, a mysterious stranger steps out of the shadows, confounding Luke’s plans. With his frustration growing, Luke journeys to search out allies in his battle against enemies of his kingdom. Luke retrieves thousands of scrolls and tablets, hidden in an ancient tower. These scrolls reveal dark secrets forgotten long ago. His castle rests upon the richest source of darkness, from which the darkest of weapons are forged. The scrolls reveal designs to build these dark weapons. With the help of these scrolls, Luke is able to summon warriors out of long-forgotten dark chasms, achieve powers of sorcery the world has never known, and establish his throne as Dark Lord in The Dark Kingdom.

Introducing Ralph Yourie, author of Dear Caroline…

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Ralph Yourie is a writer, businessman, veteran, husband and father. His first book, A Sneaker on My Pillow: Lessons for business. Lessons for life., is a collection of work-life essays. A native of New Jersey and Connecticut, Ralph Yourie now resides in Palm Coast, Florida.

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“The greatest sins of our lives are sins of omission.” -Ralph Campbell. Honeymoon in Key West. What could possibly be better? But for newlywed, Caroline Smythe, the joy has been painfully lessened by the sudden, unexpected loss of her father. When a mysterious folder appears at the hotel, the young bride is thrown into a tumultuous journey through the life of a man she loved but never really knew. It is a story of incomplete goals, unrealized passions and fractured relationships, all molded by a childhood that never was. In telling his story, her father not only reconnects with his daughter, but also with his own turbulent past. “Dear Caroline…” is an exploration of the soul. It speaks to the uncertainties of life, where big events have big consequences and small events are even greater. It is reflective, emotional, mournful and funny. Above all, it is real. Dear Caroline… leaves us with the hope and the belief that it is never too late to say now what we should have said long ago.