Introducing Ronald J. Wichers, author of On The Fault

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Ronald J. Wichers was born in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York. He studied History and Literature at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, until drafted into the United States Army in 1970. He was assigned to a rifle company in the 25th Infantry Division serving in Vietnam and, after sustaining several wounds, including the loss of his left arm, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism and the Bronze Star Medal. He later studied theology, at the Graduate Theological Union, in Berkeley California. Mr. Wichers has published three novels and a collection of short stories about his experiences in the Vietnam War.

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Book description…

“The heart of the planet is broken and the world is bleeding. We come out of the broken-hearted earth and try to mend it.” True grit mixes with true wit in this tragic, yet strangely triumphant tale of how much one man can lose. Following the Vietnam War, life proves bittersweet as Joe Hearns learns that sometimes finding happiness means changing the definition. For Joe Hearns the horrors of combat give way to those of daily life upon return to the States; a life burdened by an odd curse that seems to hover over the heads of anyone who fought in that otherwise magical land. He discovers that courage takes on a whole new meaning when coping with a world moving at a different pace – the pace of friendship and love. But, in the end, this proves the way out from under the curse of the war no one wanted. When it comes to this soldier’s story the word fearless comes to mind.

Introducing William Isadore Shines, author of 2nd Chance Coming Home

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William Isadore Shines grew up in Macon, Georgia. He attended Ballard Hudson High School for three years. His senior year he transferred to Lanier High School as one of the pioneering black students who integrated the Macon – Bibb County school system in 1964. He graduated from Tuskegee University in 1969 and also received an Army Commission as a Second Lieutenant in Field Artillery. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his service in Vietnam. In 1973 he received an MBA degree from Clark Atlanta University. He is also a member of the American Legion Post 51 in College Park, Georgia. He currently lives in East Point, Georgia, with his wife, Margie.

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Timothy Lawson is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran who returns home with high expectations for a new lease on life. His physical wounds have healed, but coming from the jungles of Vietnam to the crime and drugs on the streets of his bustling city make for a difficult transition. Remnants of the war remain in Tim’s head, his dreams, and his emotions, and he experiences disappointment, tragedy, and trouble with the law. However, a smart young lawyer and a benevolent judge provide this young man a path to redemption-and a second chance.