Introducing C. Gary Johnston, author of Secrets Unused

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C. Gary Johnston has a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Before a successful career as a business executive, Johnston worked as an advertising copywriter. Secrets Unused is his debut novel. He and his wife live in suburban St. Louis.

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Many would say that Dr. Michael O’Byrne has it all. With a beautiful, smart, if somewhat snobbish wife, a loving young daughter, a successful practice, and an elegant home in the burbs, his life seems perfect. But his cushy existence is suddenly threatened when mysterious emails begin arriving from a woman from his past. A woman he last saw at a class reunion years ago who now wants to meet him-at a very odd place and time. Intrigued, Michael welcomes the private diversion, and takes the emails at face value, purposely avoiding a serious search as to who, or even what, is really behind them. Knowing the magnitude of the risk, he formulates a credible plan and alibi to justify his absence. But at the last minute, problems arise, suspicious things, warning, perhaps, that Michael should call the whole thing off. But no. If his escalating guilt and apprehension can’t stop him, nothing can. Finally the long-awaited day arrives-a day when nothing but the unexpected occurs and one Michael wishes would both end and continue. And when it’s over, one thing is certain. This day in June will live secretly in his mind forever. Twists, surprises, deceptions, revenge-Secrets Unused has them all. With this psychological tour de force, a bookmark may not be necessary. Because putting it down might not be possible…

Introducing Charles Sacchetti, author of Knowing He’s There: True Stories of God’s Subtle Yet Unmistakable Touch

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Charlie Sacchetti was born in 1947 and raised in a tightly knit, working-class neighborhood in southwest Philadelphia. Here he learned right from wrong, a strong work ethic, and the importance of standing by your word, your family, and your friends. He earned a baseball scholarship to Temple University, graduating in 1969. After a brief stint in professional baseball, Charlie returned to the university and was employed there for thirteen years. In 1983, he began his current career in industrial chemical sales. In May of 2016, he submitted the commentary piece entitled Getting in the Game, which was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Mother’s day. One month later, his piece, Getting the Message, was submitted and published on Father’s day in the Courier-Post. The idea of publishing his first book of essays, It’s All Good: Times and Events I’d Never Want to Change, was born from hearing many requests to do so, from friends and strangers alike. That book was published in July of 2017.

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Do you know that you’ve been touched? In 2017, soon after the author published his first book, It’s All Good: Times and Events I’d Never Want To Change, he had a feeling that there was more to be done. While attending mass one Sunday, he realized that God was doing the nudging. Clearly, it was time to write Knowing He’s There: True Stories of God’s Subtle Yet Unmistakable Touch, a book highlighting how our loving God demonstrates His presence in our lives. The author writes of experiences through which one can see God’s influence, as these twenty-five essays are presented in ways that are solemn, humorous, and heartwarming. Throughout this work, his strong relationships with family, friends, and the influences of his ethnic heritage and religious, middle-class upbringing are obvious. Before the writing began, it became apparent that God had touched the author’s life in many ways, often quite subtly. He reasoned that God wanted him to discover the source of these blessings for himself by raising his awareness. This book is written with the hope that readers will at least consider God’s possible influence on their lives, both in the past and in the present … not to mention the future.

Introducing Terry Thompson, Ph.D., author of The Issues of the Day

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Dr. Terry Thompson is a retired Central Intelligence Agency research psychologist who spent the bulk of his career with the agency’s super-secret Office of Security. Prior to his employment in intelligence, he was a New York City police officer attached to the South Bronx. He was also a child care director at a Catholic Charities home for dependent and neglected children. In retirement, he lectures in various security disciplines. His prior publications include three books: A Cop’s Justice, a novel, Why Espionage Happens, a work of non-fiction based on more than ten years of research into espionage committed by the trusted insider and Common Sense Psychology: Common Sense Living a non-fiction book which attempts to apply basic psycho-social concepts to everyday issues and living.

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The Issues of the Day addresses long-standing problems we currently face in the U.S. culture. It attacks the shibboleths that are so common and make thoughtful analysis difficult, if not impossible. Issues such as immigration, police shooting and unconscious bias, to name a few, are dissected through a different lens. It focuses less on right versus wrong and more on a sense of proportionality, which tends to be lacking in today’s discussions. The author employs hundreds of reliable footnotes to achieve authenticity and states clearly when he is offering an opinion rather than objective data. This book is meant to discuss the “other” side of issues which are frequently censored through subtle, if not outright ostracizing. The emphasis is NOT on moral judgment but rather on advisability-i.e. does a policy or practice produce desirable outcomes for the people it is intended to help? Often, but not always, these policies are either unproductive or counterproductive. The author analyzes the chosen topics through the prism of effectiveness, not moral judgment.

Introducing Carol Creager, author of Hanging by My Toes

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Carol Creager is an experienced wildlife photographer, author, and Spanish teacher, who travels extensively in Costa Rica.

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A true story of a baby sloth rescued from the ground. He is being cared for until he is old enough to live in the wild.

Introducing Robert H. Dunkle, author of Ninety and Nine Plus One: Messages from God’s Word – Plain and Simple

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Robert Dunkle earned his degree in religion and was licensed to preach in 2005. He preached and taught at a Bible college in India, and continues to write messages to be broadcast over an Indian satellite TV station from Richmond, Virginia, where he lives with his wife.

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When Robert Dunkle received an opportunity to preach God’s Word to the people of India via short-wave radio, he jumped at the chance. The messages he delivered were translated into two of India’s main languages and recorded by an Indian pastor to be aired in 15-minute radio spots for each language once a week. Ninety and Nine Plus One is a compilation of these uplifting spiritual messages broadcast on Indian radio in order to spread God’s word throughout the world! All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (II Timothy 3:16 KJV)

Introducing Robert Oman, author of The Closed Door

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Robert Oman wrote The Closed Door (Which Side Will You Be On) out of a growing concern about the decline in the moral fabric of this country and the disappearance of the “fear of the Lord” from the Christian landscape. We are in the “latter days” and the Bible specifically states that Christians are not to be deceived by societal influences. Robert and his wife reside near Sunbury, Ohio. They have two grown sons, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Understanding end-time prophetic scriptures can be frustrating since not all the related information is presented in one place in the Bible nor is it presented in an easily understood chronological order. The Closed Door (Which Side Will You Be On) is an attempt to take the reader on a step-by-step journey through the myriad of end-time prophetic scriptures that are presented in a definitive chronological order. This journey will show the inter-relationship of such major future events as the disappearance of nearly two billion people, the formation of three future geopolitical alliances, the ancient religion that will be integral with Mystery Babylon, and the three invasions of Israel. This journey will also delve into the numerous realms of God’s creation (past, present and future) and include a description of three eternal people groups and three eternal realms. The specific eternal people group that you will be in will determine the specific realm where you will spend eternity. The life choices that you make this side of the grave will have eternal consequences. Where will you spend eternity? Before life’s door closes, I pray that you will choose wisely – and soon!

Introducing Calvin Doucet, author of Legacy of Wisdom through Poetry

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Calvin Doucet was born in Port Arthur, Texas, the youngest among five other siblings. After graduating from Lincoln High School, he attended Prairie View A&M University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. As a Professional Engineer, he worked in the Electric Power Industry for more than three decades. During his engineering career, he touched the lives of others by serving on city boards, coaching, mentoring, or just advocating for the right cause. Faced with adversity, the Author leaves engineering which provides an opportunity to fulfill his dream of writing a book. The Author dedicates this book to his mother, son, and six grandchildren.

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Legacy of Wisdom through Poetry, thirty-one thought-provoking poems within five chapters: Motivation, Love, Life Experiences, Reality, and Inspiration. In this book, the author candidly shares personal experiences in his own unique way. The author utilizes his strengths such as coaching, mentoring, community service, soft skills and engineering background. All of these strengths with the exception of engineering background help the author transmit feelings regarding past experiences and events through poetry. The author’s engineering background helps provide a logical and chronological order of details and events. From the love demonstrated by his mother, the Author is inspired to write “Mother’s Love,” the last poem in the book. From his senior year in High School, the Author shares a valuable lesson learned from his varsity basketball coach in the poem, “Don’t Quit.” From coaching boy’s basketball for more than a decade, the Author tells a story about how a player gives love back to the coach in the poem, “Who’s Taking Care of Coach.” Turning a negative to positive, the Author candidly shares how his adversity provided for a better relationship with his son and grandchildren in the poem, “Adversity Can Bring Joy.” There are twenty-seven more poems with a variety of information that can help instill values in you and your loved ones. There are poems for the entire family, all within one book. This book is excellent for family readings or bedtime stories. This book will provide a legacy of wisdom to enrich your life. Legacy of Wisdom through Poetry is the perfect gift for any occasion.