Authors P-T 2012

 

Dozens of authors participated in Book 'Em North Carolina on February 25, 2012.
Click on the links below to view the author list in alphabetical order.

 

Authors A-E Authors F-J Authors K-O Authors P-T Authors U-Z
 
Daniel Palmer

Daniel Palmer spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer, helping to build first generation Web sites for Barnes & Noble and other popular brands. An experienced musician and songwriter, Daniel has recorded two CDs and licensed his songs for commercial use.

Daniel's latest thriller novel, Helpless (Kensington 2012), received a starred review in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.

 

Michael Palmer

Keynote Speaker

 

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Heartbeat Away and The Last Surgeon comes a shocking new novel at the crossroads of politics and medicine: Oath of Office by Michael Palmer will be released just days before Book 'Em North Carolina! 

Michael is the author of sixteen novels of medical suspense, all international bestsellers, and an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services, devoted to helping physicians sidelined by mental illness, physical illness, behavioral issues, and chemical dependency. 

In Oath of Office troubled doctor John Meacham goes on a shooting spree at his workplace. The blame for this tragedy falls on Dr. Lou Welcome, who worked with Meacham as a counselor after Meacham’s medical license had been revoked for prescription drug addiction.

As Dr. Welcome delves further into the crime, the terrifying evidence he finds takes him down a path to an unspeakable conspiracy that seems to lead directly to the White House and those in the highest positions of power.  Blending science, genetic engineering, and politics, and raising important ethical questions, Oath of Office is a thriller not to be missed. 

Michael Palmer's books have been translated into thirty-five languages.  He lives in eastern Massachusetts and will be doing only select author events.  We feel very fortunate to have him at Book 'Em North Carolina! His website is www.michaelpalmerbooks.com.

 

Jane Edwards &
Renee' Pappas

Jelly Bean Finds Her Special Place is the story of a lamb born on Good Friday whose mother abandoned her at birth. Two neighbors formed a friendship and a determination to give this lamb the nourishment and emotional support necessary to ensure her survival.

As Jelly Bean grew, she began an incredible journey to find her special place in life. With the love and support of friends she eventually found that place on a small farm in Pfafftown, NC where she is the official greeter to all the school children who visit.

The two neighbors, Jane Edwards and Renee’ Pappas, felt that Jelly Bean’s story needed to be shared since all of us are looking for our “special place”. Using actual photographs of Jelly Bean from birth to her current home on Woosley Farm, they wrote and self-published Jelly Bean Finds Her Special Place. You can follow the lamb and the hidden jelly beans on her search to find her place in life. Her story is one of hope and encouragement. Her message is that there is a special place for each of us, even a lamb.

David Pereda

David Pereda is an award-winning author of thrillers and mainstream novels. Before devoting his time solely to writing and teaching, David had a successful international career with Booz-Allen and Hamilton, where he worked with the governments of Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and Qatar, among others.

“What I learned then,” says David, “has helped me enrich my novels with distinctive characters and exotic places.”

His latest thriller, Havana: Killing Castro, the second in his popular Havana Series, was published by Eternal Press in January 2010. It has won several awards, including the Readers Favorite Award, the Lighthouse Book Award, and the Indie Excellence Finalist Award. His previous thriller, Havana: Top Secret, the first in the Havana series, was published in May 2009 by Eternal Press and continues to receive excellent reviews. He is now hard at work on the third novel of the series, Havana: Twin Powers, with anticipated publication in late 2012.

In February 2012, Eternal Press will also publish his award-winning mainstream novel, However Long the Night. The first place winner of the Lighthouse Book Award for Fiction and the second place winner of the Royal Palm Award for Fiction, HLTN is a contemporary tale with a romantic flair, a love triangle, suspense, a pinch of corporate shenanigans and a historical background. 

A member of MENSA, David is the regional director of Florida Writers Association’s Western North Carolina division and the founder of AWE (Asheville Writing Enthusiasts). He earned his MBA from Pepperdine University in California and his bachelor degree in English literature and mathematics at the University of South Florida. He lives with his family in Asheville, North Carolina, and teaches creative writing and ESL at the A-B Tech Community College.

 

 

Liz Phelps

Mirror Images is a Romantic Suspense full of humor, suspense, and very interesting characters. The book received two five star reviews and is sold in print as well as e-format. Find more information on my website: www.lizphelps-author.com.

Ted Randler

Sex, love and marriage are up for grabs when the women of Anyone Whose Heart’s Been Had attempt to take control of their destiny -- for better or worse -- and end up as dinner guests at the legendary Valerie Hotel one fateful evening.

Growing up in Bowling Green, Virginia, Ted Randler went on to study painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University and later received his Masters in Fine Art from Syracuse University. While in New York, he worked as a cartoonist drawing licensed characters for Sesame Street and as a showroom designer for Ethan Allen. Returning to Virginia, he continued to paint and write while working as a waiter and bartender for several restaurants, before becoming an art director for magazines. After stints in public relations for state government and then economic-development marketing, Randler, launched Greater Richmond Grid, a regional business, arts and entertainment publication.

"[Randler] makes his characters and his story real and engrossing." -- --Howard Owen, author of Littlejohn and Fat Ligthning

"[Ted Randler's] absorbing first novel is sharply observed and right on target." -- 
--Tom Perrotta, author of Bad Haircut and Election

Andrew Rickis

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Andrew F. Rickis was a West Granby, Connecticut resident for 18 years. After living in the Florida Keys for 22 years and several years on the Treasure Coast in Florida, the author and his wife Lucille currently reside in the upstate of South Carolina. They have two children.

An avid tennis player, the former printer also enjoys playing chess, growing bonsai plants and traveling the globe gathering material for his writing. Andrew’s writing career began at the University of Connecticut, where he won awards for his writing.   Andrew is a member of the Florida Writers Association and the former treasurer of the Treasure Coast Writers Guild. He is also a member of the Spartanburg County Library, the Hub City Writers Project and a participant in HUB-BUB events. The Magic Oak has been nominated for the John Newbery Medal and endorsed by the Stuttering Foundation.

Pat Riviere-Seel

Pat Riviere-Seel is the author of two poetry collections, including The Serial Killer’s Daughter which won the 2009 Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry (NC Literary and Historical Association). The poems arise from the life and execution of Velma Barfield of Robeson County, but are works of art and imagination. The poems were turned into a stage performance and premiered in March 2010, at The Warehouse Theater in Cornelius, NC.

Pat’s first book,  No Turning Back Now (2004) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

In 2011 her poems were finalists in the Press 53 Open Awards. Her poems have been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies. A graduate of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA Program for Writers, she teaches at UNCA and is an associate editor of The Asheville Poetry Review. She has given readings and conducted poetry workshops in North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland.

Pat is a former journalist with daily newspapers, including The Fayetteville Observer. She is a native of Shelby, NC, and now lives in the mountains of western NC where she runs trails, gardens, enjoys time with her husband and tending to the every need of two spoiled house cats. 

Chris Roerden

Book editor and writing instructor Chris Roerden has edited authors published by St. Martin's, Viking, Berkley Prime Crime, Harlequin, Rodale, Intrigue, Midnight Ink, and many other royalty publishers. Having worked in publishing 45 years, Chris ghosted 5 books and a game and authored 7 books, including two books for writers about getting published.  

Don’t Sabotage Your Submission received 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award for Literary Criticism, Royal Palm Best Instructional-Educational Book Award, Royal Palm Book of the Year, and finaled for ForeWord Magazine Writing Book of the Year.

Don’t Murder Your Mystery received Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Book; finaled for the Anthony and the Macavity International Mystery Readers awards, and became a Writer's Digest Book Club selection.

Now living in North Carolina, Chris is national chair of Mystery Writers of America scholarships for writers; MWA former Southeast Regional board member and Magnolia Award recipient; past president of a Midwest trade association of commercial and university presses; and editor of Sisters in Crime Bibliography of Mystery Novels, True Crime, and Related Nonfiction by North Carolina Authors.

With an MA in English and a BA summa cum laude, Chris taught writing at UMaine-Portland, UWisconsin-Milwaukee, and SUNY-Empire State College. She's made over 300 presentations in 3 countries, including S. Korea for UNESCO. Her most popular workshops are The Writer's Voice, Ten Techniques for Power Dialogue, The Show/Tell Solution, and What Do Editors Really Want?

Dirk Robertson

Dirk Robertson has traveled from Scotland to America for every Book 'Em event held since the first in 2004.

Dirk Robertson is a lecturer in social welfare, a professional writer and actor. His thrillers include Highland T'ing, Bad Day For A Fat Boy, Deep Powder, and Black, Watch and Tartan.

He is a former Representative to Parliament for the National Body for Social Work in the United Kingdom, and spent many years working with delinquent adolescents. He is a former Karate international and professional instructor and trained actor, and he taught creative writing and drama in young offenders' institutions.

His screen work includes some of the top stage, film and television productions in the United Kingdom.

 

Nathan Roten

Nathan Roten was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina in a small town called Boone, NC.  For 6 years he was a general Contractor before becoming a part of Samaritan's Purse as the International Logistics Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child- USA.  As he was reading through some scripture one day, he kept coming to one set of verses that he felt God wanted him to pay extra close attention to.  Those verses became the backbone for Embark.

Embark was written as a non-fiction book which breaks the mold of typical Christian books by taking you on an actual journey to fulfill the victorious life God designed for you since the creation of the world.  It is meant to be a roadmap for those who do not know God or new Christians, showing you the abundant life God has in store for you.

E. Marie Sanders

Having been born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, E. Marie Sanders claims to be a mixture of southern hospitality with northern know-how.  She taught in the public school system for 12 years and has served as a youth pastor for the past 10 years, observing the habits of the age group she hoped to write for one day.  The stories she told in the classroom grabbed her reluctant readers’ attention and guided her toward putting the stories on paper. 

Her story lines and ideas develop by combining a dash of urban real life with great storytelling fiction and imagination.  E. Marie seeks to grab the reader, youth and adults alike, in the very beginning and continues to build momentum throughout the story in order to make the reading experience a joy for those who frown upon the pastime.  E. Marie is a National Board Certified Teacher and a member of the National Education Association and Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.  She and her husband Eric reside in Lumberton, North Carolina. 

To K(no)w Avail is a fictional tale of two young people, both Christians, who struggle with a mutual attraction to one another while striving to do their best in all areas during their freshmen college year. 

Betty Schiefelbein

Betty Schiefelbein grew up in Cumberland County, attending Cape Fear High School, St. Andrews Presbyterian College and Appalachian State University. She now devotes her time to her church and organizations which help veterans. A Special Visit in the Park tells the story of the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall as it visits an eastern North Carolina community. The story re-enforces the values of patriotism, veteran appreciation, and community involvement. The Shingle Nail: A Parable of Worth is a story based on one of her father's sermons, encouraging children of all ages to understand how important everyone's role is in a church, regardless of size and talent. A Lasting Legacy: The Story of the Beirut Memorial is a tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice between 1982-1984. It shares the story of how the city of Jacksonville, NC and Camp Lejeune healed and remembered in the aftermath of the bombing of the Marine Barracks in October 1983.

Rose Senehi

Render Unto the Valley is Rose Senehi’s sixth novel, and the third in a series that take place in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Her fourth novel, In the Shadows of Chimney Rock, was nominated for the 2009 SIBA Book Award by members of the Southern Independent Bookseller’s Alliance as the Best in Southern Literature for the year and her fifth, The Wind in the Woods, was nominated for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award.         

Contemporary fiction writer Rose Senehi is noted for weaving environmental themes into her plots. A resident of Chimney Rock, North Carolina and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, she moved from Upstate New York in 1996. Her other novels include: Pelican Watch, Windfall, and Shadows in the Grass.

 

Rita Shuler

Lieutenant Rita Y. Shuler was supervisory special agent of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) for twenty-four years. She interfaced with the attorney general’s office, solicitors and investigators, providing photographic evidence assistance in the prosecution of thousands of criminal cases.

Her non-fiction books include Carolina Crimes, Murder in the Midlands, and Small-Town Slayings in South Carolina. Some of her books have ties to Lumberton.

Before her career as forensic photographer, she worked in the medical field as a radiologic technologist for twelve years. Her interest in forensic science evolved when she x-rayed homicide victims to assist with criminal investigations.

Shuler received her specialized law enforcement photography training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, South Carolina, and the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Shuler holds a special love for South Carolina’s coast and is a devoted crabber and runner. She resides in Irmo, South Carolina.

Christie Silvers

Christie Silvers is an award-winning, internationally published writer of urban fantasy with a touch of naughtiness. She writes what she likes: vampires, werewolves, witches, and anything of a supernatural origin. Aside from her acclaimed Liz Baker series, Christie has the three book Alex & Fiona series and the novella Dark Promises available.
 
Christie writes and lives in north Georgia with her husband, three daughters, three dogs, four chickens, and numerous outside cats. When Christie isn't writing she's running her children to and from their many school activities, refereeing shouting matches between said children, being the best daughter, sister, wife she can be, and making sure everyone has all the clean laundry they insist on wearing. She likes to use her spare time wondering when she'll have spare time to spare.
 
Multi-Genre Author Robin Renee Ray calls Kill Me Next Week, “a gripping story of confusion and doubt, webbed with a desperate need to comprehend ones self and self-worth.” Mind Fog Reviews said, “Ms. Silvers has outdone herself yet again.” Bryan Curry of Hellmouth Podcast said, “I loved Liz, she is a great character, just enough sass, strength, and a touch of baggage.”

N.J.Simpson

N.J. Simpson has focused much of her career in health education which has included writing informational articles for a local publication. She also completed graduate work in instructional technology. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and resides with her husband and two dogs in North Carolina.

Simpson has done an amazing job with Not So Random in creating a story that is engaging, entertaining and yet has a "teachable moment." Young and old alike will be caught up in the story of Laina and her battle against evil and the secrets that surround her and her friends. She is currently working on her second novel.

Susan Sloate

Susan Sloate is an award-winning author and speaker, best known for her 2003 alternative-history novel, Forward to Camelot (co-authored with Kevin Finn), about the JFK assassination, which was a #6 Amazon bestseller, took honors in 3 literary competitions and was optioned for Hollywood film production.

She is also the co-author and creative force behind Realizing You, a groundbreaking concept in personal development – the self-help NOVEL, a new genre she has pioneered. Her novel, Stealing Fire, was a semi-finalist in the 2008 and 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contests.

She founded the East Cooper Authors Festival, a program to put professional authors together with students at the primary through high school levels, and the pilot effort in 2007 reached 11,000 students in one day. She has written many young-adult titles, including biography, history, and young-adult romance. She has also written two produced plays and several screen properties that were optioned for film. She has appeared in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA, WHO’S WHO IN ENTERTAINMENT, and WHO’S WHO AMONG AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN. Visit her online at www.susansloate.com.

Dave Smitherman

Dave Smitherman is a partner at Palari Publishing, a traditional, royalty-based publisher which began in Richmond in 1998 producing regional books, and has expanded to publishing hardcover, paperback, and ebooks nationwide. They also produce a glossy magazine called GRID that promotes the City of Richmond. In addition, Dave co-authors books with celebrities and prominent businesspeople, working with his agent to secure publishing deals. He has a degree in journalism from Radford University and is heavily involved in social media.

His latest book is Two Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family co-authored with Bill Hudson, entertainer, musician, actor, producer and father of actress Kate Hudson. See http://thebillhudson.com/ for more details.

Mary H. Stephens

Mary Hamilton Stephens was born in Cabarrus Co, NC in 1908. One of five children, Mary had two older sisters, an older brother and a younger sister. Her parents instilled in their children the love of travel and teaching, which Mary continued most of her life. She taught in three high schools in Mebane, Lenoir, and Lumberton and also at Flora Macdonald College in Red Springs, NC.

Mary conducted both student and adult tours to Europe from 1963 until 1998. Her love of travel never faded. Mary co-authored a book, Across the World with Mary and Martha, with her sister, Martha Hamilton Morgan, in 1995. The book is about their travel adventures.

As the surviving sibling of her family, Mary decided in 2003 (at the age of 95) to write a book about the many, many changes she has seen in her lifetime. She entitled the book Living Through the Changes of the 20th Century.

Follow the story of a girl born on a farm, who moved to Davidson (where her father was mayor), studied at Converse College, Columbia University in NYC, and the Sorbonne in Paris.  No matter where she traveled or where she lived, she always came back to her beloved North Carolina. Mary will soon be 103 years young and resides, with all her memories, at Wesley Pines Retirement Community in Lumberton.

Charlette Denise Sutton

Do you need to be inspired? Do you need a reason to believe? Then look no further than the words written by Denise. Writing poetry since grade school, she discovered at an early age how comforting words can be in lifting people out of despair and pushing them towards achievement. Each word she writes is carefully chosen to bring meaning and relevance to others.

Denise often compares herself to the greeting card magnate, Helen Steiner Rice, as she strives to capture the feeling one gets when they find the right phrase for the right occasion! She has published two books of inspirational poetry, My Words and Me and Do You Know Him? and one motivational book, Seizing Opportunities That Propel You Forward. She has also co-produced several CD's, one titled "Words Can't Tell." She loves to share her words of inspiration and prides herself in being a musician, songwriter, and inspirational speaker. Visit her website, www.mywordsandme.com , to view more of her work.

"If I could take the time to write a book
That would encourage someone else to take a look
At ways in their lives that they could succeed
And become a positive change that the world needs
Then allow me now, just one more chance
The words to improve someone else's circumstance
And if not tomorrow, then maybe today
I could be the catalyst that shows another the way!"

Tom Tancin

Tom Tancin is an acclaimed author that burst on to the scene in 2007 with The Man in the Moon (Lindsey Scott Thrillstery #1). In 2008, Tom followed up on the success of that book with Watched (Lindsey Scott Thrillstery #2).

Branching into young adult fiction, Tom released the first book he wrote, Time Warriors: Induction, in June 2009. Shortly after the release of Induction, Tom's father grew very ill and consequently lost his battle with a lung disease in September 2009. Over the next two years, he developed a young adult fantasy series and refocused his writing on the young adult genre. Three years since his last book was released, Tom returns with his first YA fantasy, Hippocampus (Book One of the Atlantis Revolution) in June 2012.

At Book ‘Em North Carolina, Tom will be selling The Man in the Moon, Watched, and Time Warriors: Induction.  He will also have early copies (in eBook formats) of his new YA fantasy Hippocampus (not yet available anywhere else) Hippocampus was an editor’s choice and semi-finalist in the 2010 Textnovel.com contest and a top 150 book on Inkpop.com in 2010.

p.m.terrell

p.m.terrell is one of the cofounders of The Book 'Em Foundation and an award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of six suspense novels (Vicki's Key, The Banker's Greed, Exit 22, Ricochet, The China Conspiracy and Kickback), two historical suspense (the award-winning River Passage and Songbirds are Free), one how-to book for writers (Take the Mystery out of Promoting Your Book)and four non-fiction computer books.

 

PBS has aired four shows on her books. PBS host Barbara Berlin heralded Ms. Terrell as the "next John Grisham."  Midwest Book Review said, “Terrell has effortlessly set herself at the top of the ranks of suspense writers” and Canadian syndicated reviewer Simon Barrett said about Terrell's writing, "you are swept along on a magic carpet ride of writing wizandry!"

 

Her 13th book, Vicki's Key, will have its nationwide launch at Book 'Em North Carolina on February 25, 2012. The book is a suspense/thriller set in Lumberton.

 

Kendra Thomas

Kendra Ann Thomas has been writing stories since she was in Mrs. Jewell’s second grade class for dyslexic learners. She is the author of Ravenheart and Sorrowheart, two young adult fantasy novels.

She is also the author of the award winning play and film, Absence with Pictures, and is looking forward to the winter productions of two of her plays, Gwen by the Distillery Collective Theatre and her adaptation of A Little Princess by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre.

Many of her short stories have been published in literary journals, and Thomas continues to work on the Ravenheart series. She has spoken at dozens of schools and organizations across the country on the topic of overcoming learning disabilities. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Chris, and her cat, Gelato.

Alan Thompson

Alan Thompson grew up in Chapel Hill, NC. 

New Hope, the setting for A Hollow Cup, is a mythical rendering of the "Southern part of Heaven" set primarily in the 1960's.  The killing of a beautiful girl, a "race murder" from the past, is the key event of the novel.  Two men, one black, the other white, return to the iconic Southern town of their youth to take part in the investigation and trial of the man charged with the decades old crime.  Luke Stanley, a distinguished professor of criminal law, comes back to New Hope intent on convicting the accused, Mike Singleton.  Pete Johnson, a successful lawyer with little respect for "the law," returns to help with the defense only after he learns that the woman he loves has moved back to town. 

The reader sees the characters as children in a small college town that seems, at first, exempt from the turmoil experienced in other places.  Luke is a pioneer, the first black student to attend New Hope's all-white schools.  He and Pete become "friends" – an unorthodox relationship that weaves the strands of the novel together.  Their childhoods end abruptly with a series of deaths culminating in a brutal slaying, setting the stage for the events that occur so many years later.

Bill Thompson

For over forty years Bill Thompson has traveled throughout the South, especially North Carolina, as a speaker, entertainer and master of ceremonies for hundreds of organizations.  For many years his column Front Porch Stories was a regular feature in Our State.  He is the author of the best-selling book Sweet Tea, Fried Chicken and Lazy Dogs as well as a collection of short stories entitled Pearls Pork Palace and Other Stories from Flynn’s Crossing and his most recent book of essays, Backyards, Bow Ties and Beauty Queens.  

Bill’s stories are usually humorous, a reflection of his way of looking at the world around him.  But occasionally he makes some nostalgic odyssey that tells of a time and a place many of us barely remember and younger folks never had the opportunity to experience. In the process he not only entertains his audiences but also may cause them to appreciate the great traditions and heritage that make North Carolina and The South such a unique aspect of American life. 

He lives in Hallsboro, NC and wears bow ties on a regular basis.

Julius Thompson

Julius Thompson grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York and attended Bushwick High School. The sixties in Brooklyn was an era that had a personality, a feel, and a life-force that changed a generation. Mr. Thompson felt this energy and experienced these fires of social change.

After high school, Mr. Thompson spent the next four years riding the "A" train to Harlem, in upper Manhattan, to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from the City College of New York.

 

Mr. Thompson’s journey to compose a trilogy began in 1995. The fourteen year fictional journey of character Andy Michael Pilgrim from Brooklyn to Philadelphia and Atlanta is now complete. In this pilgrimage, readers experience places that are filled with hopes, dreams, challenges and fears that make us human.

A Brownstone in Brooklyn was published in 2001, Philly Style and Philly Profile in 2007 and Ghost of Atlanta in 2011.

Mr. Thompson received the Georgia Author of the Year nomination for Philly Style and Philly Profile, from the Georgia Writers Association in 2007 and Ghost of Atlanta in 2011. Ghost of Atlanta also won the 2011 Readers Favorite National Fiction Award - Gold Winner.

Mr. Thompson is writing his fourth novel,
Purple Phantoms, a story about the haunting of a mythical high school basketball team.

Mr. Thompson is currently a Creative Writing/Publishing Instructor at Atlanta’s Evening at Emory’s Writers Studio.

For those with a mobile device, you can access his mobile website at m.jtwrites.com.

Donald C. Turner

Donald Turner was born in Virginia and raised in North Carolina.  He spent most of his career as a manager in various capacities throughout the Southeastern United States until retiring in 2007. Currently, he teaches business management and economics for a local university on a part-time basis.

His book, Greed and Avarice, has received the following reviews:

Should be on the desk of every CPA and attorney who advise their clients when buying businesses. Many an investor has walked into a bad situation created by former owners. This book by Dr. Donald C. Turner points out many of the pitfalls that may befall the new owner and the areas we all should consider when going into a venture.  JeffNeelon

Follow the story and find that truth, hope, and love can prevail through hard work and a strong faith in family and friends. Walk with the main character, Dan, and help him fight his Goliath: a treacherous, evil, cunning, man.  Terelin

One of the best books on going into business and the pitfalls one may encounter should the one met has less than honorable intentions. It goes to show that there are those in this world that will do anything to take from others. Reading I immediately felt the pain of the main character.  Though it is fiction, it is so real and life like.  Extremely worthwhile for all ages. There is right and wrong in this world and the main character shows what one must do to put things right.  FredD51