Introducing Randall Bennett, author of Taking Up the Sword

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Randall Bennett became a Special Agent in 1987 and has received numerous awards and commendations, including the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in International Terrorism Investigations, The Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent and Employee of the Year, The U.S. Department of State Award for Heroism, Spain’s Medal of Merit with Distinguished White Cross, several awards from the Pakistan Ministry of Interior, the country of Ukraine, and others from the U.S. Marine Corp, the CIA, DEA, ATF, U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, and many others. He is currently retired but continues to provide security expertise overseas as a contractor for the Diplomatic Security Service.

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With humor and other times through the heartbreak and drama that accompanies the loss of friends from violent acts of terrorists, Randall Bennett’s memoir reveals his evolution from a new Special Agent to one of the most experienced in the U.S. Government. Bennett and his various teams approached each mission with intense focus, courage, and compassion. Taking Up the Sword relates the wide range of his adventures, from searching for narco-terrorist operations in the Colombian jungle with the true Tarzan of the Amazon, to rescuing abandoned family pets and a baby gorilla while protecting the American citizens in Kinshasa, Zaire, to risking his own life trying to save Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl. It includes the actions that led to the capture of “The Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla, as well as his nearly six years in Pakistan and a tour as head of security for the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Iraq. Bennett survived bombings, rockets, and assaults against himself and those he was sworn to protect throughout his highly decorated career, all while doing a job he loves. With an original and fascinating perspective, Special Agent Bennett takes you behind the scenes-to the jungles, deserts, mountains, and exotic back streets of foreign countries-where these elite and highly trained Special Agents do things that books are written about and movies are made for-quietly and often without recognition.

Introducing Richard S. Pearson, author of 5 Necessary Skills to Maintain Employment in Tumultuous Times

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Richard S. Pearson has held vice-president positions with four multibillion-dollar travel industry companies and three Internet early stage companies. His experience has given him a unique perspective on how to navigate the organizational structures of both large and small companies. He has hired and trained hundreds of employees from frontline salespeople to vice presidents, and coached many through their careers. Pearson loves to travel and has visited the European and Middle Eastern capitols, the far reaches of Asia, the Himalayan Mountains, and the Gobi Desert. He is an avid cyclist, skier, and fly-fisherman residing in Colorado.

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The Job-Seeker’s Bible – How to Find and Keep the Right Job. Whether you’re searching for a new job or trying to hang on to the one you have, 5 Necessary Skills will give you the advantages you need. You’ll learn: how to be proactive; how to be cognizant of and recognize what’s going on in your company; the importance of networking; the importance of finding a mentor; and how to deal with bad bosses. Those people who exhibit the 5 Necessary Skills are the ones who will get and hold onto the best jobs-and you could be one of them. “Does the prospective boss accept criticism or blame when the going gets tough? Be wary of people who constantly dish out criticism but can’t take a healthy dose themselves.” -Guy Kawasaki, Author, Co-Founder of Alltop.com (http://career.alltop.com)

Introducing Ann Marie Bryant, author of Releasing Your Story

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Ann Marie Bryant has fulfilled her dreams and success by overcoming her own obstacles. She holds two Masters Degrees and has personally used these techniques to move forward into a teaching career she loves. Ann Marie also speaks and coaches others to fulfill their life’s ambition.

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Things happen to us every day but what meaning do we attach to these occurrences? Releasing Your Story looks into these events that have happened in the past yet may still negatively influence your thoughts and actions today. By looking into these events and finding the origin of these limiting beliefs you will have the opportunity to finally free yourself from the thoughts which may be keeping you from truly living a life of joy and happiness.

Introducing Judith Lawson PhD, author of Jesus is Coming

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Judith Lawson PhD holds six earned college degrees, two of which are doctorates, a DMin and a PhD. A believer since 1973, she has seen many Bible prophecies come to pass. An ordained minister of the Gospel and recently retired from her Administrative position at Trinity College of Florida she now writes and is also Chaplain to the women at the Pasco County Florida Jail and conducts seminars at jails and prisons around the state. If you wish to contact her regarding anything you have read in this book or to invite her to speak, you can contact her at drjudycounselor@tampabay.rr.com or Outrightwarfareministries.com

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Signs of the end are everywhere! What in the world is going on? Reports of wars, earthquakes, hurricanes, supernatural weather patterns, aliens circling the earth seemingly waiting for landing instructions while alien abductions abound, strange sounds in the sky and the earth beneath and weird scientific experiments mixing animal and human DNA. Is the planet facing annihilation? Are we actually facing extinction or does God really have everything under control planning to remove those who believe in Him before it’s too late? This book will tell you His requirements so you can be ready for Him when He comes.

Introducing Maurice Mayberry, author of The Dark is in the Light

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Maurice Mayberry was born in Oakland, CA but now resides in Antioch, CA and works for a transit system in Concord. He attended Contra Costa College and Los Medanos College in California. Maurice has written poems, inspirational songs and this is his first published book and he is filled with joy! ”

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My life seemed doomed because of my abusive father, my exposure to sexuality at a young age, my failed marriage to an older woman, and my appetite for a forbidden fruit that contributed to my path of emotional destruction. As a result, I became a loner, I was depressed, and suicidal thoughts stampeded my mind. But through it all, I’ve learned to love and forgive myself—I’m at peace.

Introducing Bess T. Chappas, author of Wrath of Aphrodite

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Bess T. Chappas is a retired educator, newspaper columnist, and professional teller of Savannah ghost stories. Although born in Greece, she has lived in Savannah most of her life. The late Pinkie Masters was a family friend so she didn’t think he would mind being a pivotal character in the story of Wrath of Aphrodite. Chappas has published two children’s books based on her early life in Greece, Kiki and the Red Shoes and Kiki and the Statue of Liberty.

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A love-struck and possibly vengeful marble statue of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, becomes the third party in a love triangle in hot and sultry Savannah, Georgia in the 1970s. Michael Andrews, a handsome but troubled young man, is on the lam, fleeing Las Vegas pursued by a violent mobster. He seeks refuge with his godfather, Pinkie Masters-modeled on a real-life almost legendary Savannah figure. From there, Michael’s southern sojourn includes an encounter with a powerful politician, who has unusual marriage plans for his beautiful daughter, Stephanie, and a mysterious sexy encounter with a dangerous sculpture in the senator’s garden. Maggie, the senator’s housekeeper and granddaughter of a Gullah medicine woman, believes the statue is evil and becomes Michael’s unlikely ally. Michael searches for history of the statue he both admires and fears and is led to St. Augustine, Florida and a possible connection to a little known settlement of European settlers near New Smyrna established in 1767. Can he find a way to destroy the statue before he loses Stephanie’s love and the surprisingly happy life he has found in Savannah?

Introducing Georgann Prochaska, author of The Case of the EX Who Plotted Revenge

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After retiring from teaching, Georgann Prochaska became a caregiver for her mother, an experience she wrote about in a memoir, On Little Cat Feet. Revisiting memories of family led to writing mysteries. The Case of the Girl Who Didn’t Smile, the first in the Snoopypuss series, was named one of ten finalists of the 2015 Lascaux Prize. The second mystery involves slobber with Audrey the bloodhound: The Case of the Hound Who Didn’t Stay.

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He’s Coming Back Dangerous. Angry with the people who didn’t lie to keep him out of jail, Phil Greer is back in Limekiln, ready to cause prolonged pain for his enemies. At the top of his list are his old partner, his ex-wife, and the woman who never kept her snoopy nose out of his business. His brother warns him the town will gladly send him back to jail, but Phil laughs. Postings on Internet give him all the ammunition he needs to twist arms, strike fear, and destroy happiness. But the residents of Limekiln are working on a White Christmas wedding. Alice and Lena have no time for a murder. There are cakes to bake and elderly guests to house. Audrey, the bloodhound, eagerly throws herself into searches for those missing but protests dancing Santa decorations. All the while, fear grows in Limekiln: how will Phil shatter lives?