Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 23 Nov 18

Badge of Honor: Blowing the Whistle (The True Story of a Mayorâ??s Bodyguard)

by Walter L. Harris Jr.

Walter L. Harris, Jr. fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a Detroit police officer on September 19, 1994. For the next nine-and-a-half years, he served meritoriously in some of Detroit’s most dangerous precincts and units, including vice. He joined the Executive Protection Unit (EPU) and served for five years with Chief of Police Isaiah McKinnon, Mayor Dennis Archer, and finally Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Badge of Honor: Blowing the Whistle, Walter Harris’s first book, is a chronicle of his service in law enforcement and a testament to the honor and integrity that he brought to the badge. It also offers a thoughtful guide to anyone in government or the private sector who might consider blowing the whistle on corruption.



Out of the Birdcage: Memoirs of an Adoptee

by JH Dunn

JH Dunn, Adoption Triad advocate, tells her own story of growing up adopted in the closed adoption system. Dunn takes the reader with her on her journey of isolation looking for her identity, and finding ultimate acceptance and purpose in God’s family.
Out of the Bird Cage explores the feelings of guilt and shame produced during the search and reunion process. Dealing with secrets, lies and societal taboos keep her readers intrigued throughout this suspenseful true story of being lost and found.
More than a story, Out of the Bird Cage is important reading for anyone touched by adoption, or any kind of family separation. Dunn gives us references for search techniques including how to use DNA search websites.



Branches in the Vine: The Life Story of Fred and Dorothy Waldock

by Mary Amesbury

Branches in the Vine describes how Fred and Dorothy Waldock lived life – they were branches connected to the True Vine, Jesus Christ. Together they served as missionaries with Baptist Mid-Missions in India for 40 years.

Theirs was a pioneer spirit, always seeking more effective ways to reach Indians for Jesus Christ.

In every circumstance and in every challenge they faced, they looked to their Savior for sustaining grace. It was His life flowing through theirs that transformed the lives of hundreds of lepers, students, soldiers, hospital workers, businessmen, pastors and missionaries – the poor, the rich, Indian and American. It was their connection to Christ that made their lives so significant on earth and so influential for eternity.

Theirs were lives of utter dependence on the Lord Jesus Christ. They never dared to go at it alone or to chart their own course. Their duty and delight was to follow the Master.



THE ZODIAC KILLER.

by Pat Dwyer

QUITE A ”CASE.” IT BEGAN IN THE LATE 1960’S AND ENDED IN 1974. FIVE PEOPLE WERE MURDERED AND PERHAPS MORE. THIS ”EASY TO READ” BOOK OFFERS AN EXCELLENT REVIEW OF THIS CASE. A GREAT BOOK IF YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME OR ”UNSOLVED MYSTERIES.”



The Climb of Your Life

by Dan Miears

On September 8, 1989, Dan Miears closed one chapter of his life and began another when a motorcycle accident left him a paraplegic with a traumatic brain injury. A story of recovery, hope, and determination to live the fullest life possible, “The Climb of Your Life” chronicles his journey into a new reality. Dan’s story will inspire you to move past whatever obstacles you may face in life and get to higher ground. His journey from the hospital bed back to full engagement in life has a lot to teach us about our power to heal ourselves and to move past difficult life events. Dan challenges individuals to succeed, despite difficult circumstances, by empowering themselves and accepting personal responsibility. Learn a lot more about Dan, and even more about yourself and what’s holding you back in living your life to the fullest. Get ready, for “The Climb of Your Life”.



Hands of an Angel, Mind of a Demon, Heart of a Saint: True Stories from a 10 year Paramedic

by David Stone

A heart-wrenching account of one medic’s journey through the sorrow of managing the emergencies of others.

This tell-all story will put you on the front line of the reality of street paramedicine. From gruesome and violent encounters to making split-second decisions which may have cost a life, experience the emotional struggle our responders have to deal with on a daily basis.

Through the highs and lows of his career, ten-year Paramedic David Stone doesn’t hold back as he tells of the circumstances which haunted him and eventually drove him out of the career… and why it was all worth it in the end.

Ride front seat with this thrill-packed memoir encompassing over a decade of true stories from the medic who experienced it.



Marc Lépine: True Story of the Montreal Massacre: School Shootings (Crimes Canada: True Crimes That Shocked The Nation Book 2)

by RJ Parker

With extreme hatred in his heart against feminism, an act that feminists would label ‘gynocide’, a heavily armed Marc Lépine entered the University Ã?cole Polytechnique de Montreal, and after allowing the male students to leave, systematically murdered 14 female students.

But what motivated Lépine to carry out this heinous crime? Mass murderer, madman, cold-blooded killer, misogynist, political zealot? Or was he simply another desperate person frustrated with his powerless status in this world? The case of Lépine has been debated among the most prestigious criminologists in the country. This account entails some of the most controversial opinions of these experts to date.

Only one thing is known for sure – Lépine’s actions on December 6, 1989 radically changed this country and why he did what he did is much more complex than we will ever know.


Crimes Canada: True Crimes That Shocked the Nation is a twenty-four book collection of Short-Reads between 100 and 180 pages



Joyce Bernice Deans: The Lives Of Her Children

by Lorraine Ramsey

Joyce Bernice DeansThe Lives Of Her ChildrenVolume 2Introduction: The story continues on the life of my mother’s and the six children she died and left behind. My mother, was very young when she started having children, around 19 or 20 years of age. Based on my estimation of the year that my mother had her first child, which had to be around 1955, and her second child was born in 1958. She died in 1969 at the age of 33, from what I was told. I certainly believe that the actual year my mother died, was not told to us accurately. For some reasons my insights, and my intuition has to lead me to question what I was told about my mother death too many different sides of told to us Bernice Joyce Deans, a young woman my mother’s who died so young, she was only 32, or possibly 33 years of age when she died. As I reflect on the woman who gave me life, my insights have led every step of the way to believe that my mother started having children around the age of 19, or 20 years of age, based on the ages of the children she died and left behind. From oldest to the youngest child my mother conceived. Letters and documents have shown that the last child my mother had was born in 1967, yet from what I was told her the last child was born in 1966. Could there be a mix up with the year my brother was born or was Could there be a mix up with the year my brother was born or was his birth year recorded inaccurately? Based on the year that we were born, I do believe that my mother last child was born in 1966. The first two children that my mother had were born three years apart, the next three were born one year apart. The last two children three years apart. So based on that information, I do believe that my brother was born in 1966. Someone definitely recorded his birth year wrong, listing him being born in 1967. Listed as following is the year of birth on the six children my mother had, I am very certain on the birth of the last four children, yet the year of birth for the first two children is based on the age that my mother passed away. First Child Born 1955Second Child Born 1958Third Child Born 1961Fourth Child Born 1962Fifth Child Born 1963Sixth Child Born 1966Myles Benjamin Weir Born 1966 (Letters showed that a child was born in 1967, who is that child? Or was there a mistake made in the letter stating that a child was born in 1967. The story continues on the life of my mother’s and the six children she died and left behind. My mother, was very young when she started having children, around 19 or 20 years of age, Based on the estimation of the year that my mother had her first child, which had to be around 1955 and her and her second child was born in 1958. She died in 1969 at the age of 33, from what I was told. I certainly believe that the actual year my mother died, was not told to us accurately. For some reasons my insights, and my intuition has to lead me to question what I was told about how my mother died, too many different sides to the story. Imagine a young mother died an untimely death and she really was not sick Imagine a young mother died an untimely death, and from what I have heard from distant relatives who knew my mother, she was not sick or had any life-threatening illness that would have shortened her life. Although, I was told by my aunt , my mother sister that my mother started to lose her mind, and tend to wander off from one place to the next, and that my mother played the disappearing act at times. She also stated that my mother was placed in a psychiatric hospital, where she was brutally murdered by a group of people who went crazy, started attacking her that they beat her to death..told by an elder family member my cousin, her father, and my mother were brother and sister. She grew up with my mother, so she was able tell me different things about my mother , from the way she walk to the way she talked. She walked with dignity and pride and was very proud



8: Rediscovering Life After a Brain Tumor

by Nathalie Jacob

Imagine only seeing a single number. Everywhere you look, all you can see is eight. You can’t spell your name. You can only draw a circle. You can’t add two plus three.

This was Nathalie Jacob’s life after an invasive brain surgery.

Nathalie hadn’t realized anything was wrong. She held a high-level job as a marketing executive and was discussing beginning a family with her husband when the doctors gave her the bad news. She had an intraventricular meningioma. She would need brain surgery.

In the aftermath of the operation, Nathalie experienced everything like a small child. She had to relearn how to do the simplest of tasks. In this inspirational memoir, Nathalie captures her unique delight at the simple wonders of life. She also candidly discusses some of the tragic consequences of the surgery and how she found a place of healing in the midst of all the negative news. Nathalie includes a chapter written by her husband and directed toward caretakers of patients in the same situation.

Nathalie’s memoir offers valuable insight into a complicated recovery process and shows the strength you can find in the darkest of circumstances.



Invisible Victims: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women (Crimes Canada: True Crimes That Shocked The Nation Book 15)

by Katherine McCarthy

Indigenous women and girls are more likely to suffer extreme violence than other women. They are more likely to disappear and never be seen again. And sadly, they are more likely to be murdered by a serial killer. For decades, it has been Canada’s dirty little secret. Then in 2014, the horrific murders of Loretta Saunders and Tina Fontaine made headlines across Canada, ignited widespread outrage and exposed Canada’s national shame.

So why is the level of violence towards Indigenous women reaching crisis levels? Centuries of discrimination, long term effects of the dreadful residential school era, and many other appalling government-approved practices have resulted in widespread racism towards Indigenous people. Attempts at genocide didn’t cease centuries ago like many believe. They just became more subtle.

Invisible Victims is a shocking work that shines a spotlight on this national crisis and its root causes. It includes several specific cases and a review of the serial killers who have specifically targeted Indigenous women and girls as a result of the apathy of Canada’s law enforcement, media and government.



A Flanshaw Tale: A Legacy If You Will ?

by Dad Caitlen

This is My Journey Aged Six To Aged Twenty Growing Up On A Council Estate In The Middle Of Wakefield Through The Mid 70’s to Late 80’s .
Its My Childhood Growing up With Mum And Though We Had Nowt. We Had Love And That Ladies & Gentlemen Is The Most Precious Gift Of All . So What You Waiting For Eh? Join Me As I Take You On A Journey Back To Those Magical 70’s & 80’s I Grew Up With All Sorts Of Characters Me ! And As You Turn that First Page I,l Begin My Tale And Of The Unforgettable Fun The Heartache And The Mischief We Got Up.



Writing Naked

by Michael Murray

Writing Naked delivers raw, skin-scratched emotion from a writer who has struggled his entire to life to look himself in the mirror and say, “Michael, I love you.” In this debut essay collection, Michael Murray invites you to follow him on a meandering journey to witness glimpses of the moments in his life that have brought him to here
— a place of solace and heart.

Essays, each one ripe with story, work to understand his purpose in life. From his first day on earth to his struggles with drugs and alcohol, Murray exposes himself in ways only a person deemed “irrational” would consider doing. But that’s just it: Murray isn’t irrational. He’s a man experiencing the lifelong process of coping with cards the universe dealt him, for better or worse.



The Spiritual Entreprenuer

by Nicole Christian

When you set out to have your own business you probably weren’t thinking about even more labels like the conscious or spiritual entrepreneur. Yet as you started to take those business steps; you remember when you registered your business, when you told you family what you were doingâ?¦and your friends and of course yourself, you probably had no idea what was going to happen.

As time passed, which isn’t always the same as saying the road to being successful was traveled in the way that you had hoped and even dreamed, you did, however, realize something.

Your reason for going into business was much more than filling your time. Thinking like that doesn’t serve you, your family or the planet. Just an excuse you realized that kept you playing small and even though it might have been the trigger to set up on your own it wasn’t your BIG WHY.

This book will share with you how you can support yourself and your business so you can manifest and create the success and abundance you dream of.



The Way I Remember It: A Memoir of a Trip To Europe 1971

by Susan Schubert

Award winning author and poet, Susan Schubert shares her story. This is memoir of a trip I took to Europe in 1971 as a student hitchhiking through Great Britain, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden with many stories to tell. As a woman alone, I, an award winning author, tell it like it was with details of my loves and men I met. Living in London, with the family of a Welsh National poet, studying William Blake, learning about myself and looking for love in the age of peace and love, I used the journals that I wrote in every day to recreate my story. My trip lasted four 1/2 months, taking me to The Isle of Skye, the Aran islands., Mon San Michel , Paris, Amsterdam, the glaciers of Chamonix, climbing in the Black Forest , Munich for Oktoberfest. My descriptions of people and places are said to be impressionistic and full of detail. I painted those descriptions with my words so that I could remember each moment written. I am happy to share my experiences with you and hope that you have had experiences in your past that have been as life changing as mine. More stories to come, this is the tip of the iceberg! I have been winning awards for my poetry and short stories. Begin knowing me better by reading this book.



My Different Orient; a memoir: about the good, the bad and the ugly side of a life abroad.

by Dietmar Vogelmann

When you see the world, the world sees you.

Dietmar Vogelmann left his country years ago and took a chance, starting a new life in Vietnam. Luckily, his experience in hotel management got him hired at a 5-star beachside resort, but his initial impression was less than favorable. In fact, he wanted to leave as soon as he arrived.

But something made him stay. Maybe it was the friendly native population who welcomed him with open arms, or perhaps the endless business opportunities he could see in this small country brimming with potential. It took years, but Vietnam eventually lived up to its magical reputation and changed his life in more ways than one.

Through the success and failure of various business ventures, Dietmar learned how determination, a strong work ethic and the support of a loving family can overcome any challenge and desperation. My Different Orient exposes the good, the bad and the ugly side of a life abroad.

Author Statement

«The goal of my book is to give readers a compelling look at culture shock, entrepreneurship and the all-consuming power of love. My experiences are unique yet universal, because we all have something within us that pushes us to strive for greatness. And when love and determination are our foundations, there’s no telling how far we can go.»Dietmar Vogelmann

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Reviews & Testimonials

I was very invested in your story while reading. It was an adventurous read, but still not too out of this world that people wouldn’t be able to relate or even draw inspiration, or maybe even learn from in some ways. The wealth of knowledge via personal experience that Dietmar put in his book will go over well with readers. Dominique Brown, Editor at Proofs and Pencils

I believe most people can relate to Dietmar. As usually our youthful tendencies get us caught in unwanted situations, but those same dumb tendencies can also lead to something greater than ourselves. As we read his story, we relate to his mentality of wanting to start his own business, be his own boss. Unfortunately, for most people these are simply dreams and whispers never truly made into statements: for Dietmar, though, it was different. The book progresses smoothly as if it were a novel but keeps us hooked as if it were a thriller. Joseph Yeng, Entrepreneur



The Bird Lads of Pennsylvania

by Tim Attewell

You think it’s about hiking, camping, and sewing badges on your spiffy blue uniform.  You imagine crackling campfires and sunny canoe trips. 
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But nothing can prepare you for the scaling of active volcanos, withstanding psychic assaults while writhing on an alien world, and the Lovecraftian depths of the camping supply trailer.
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 In Bird Lads of Pennsylvania, bestselling biographer Tim Attewell’s childhood adventures in a youth organization that bears remarkable resemblance to the Boy Scouts. Told with wry humor and the sparkle of a child’s imagination, this delightful story will take you back to a time when fallen sticks were Elven swords, a cabin in the woods was a rebel command post under enemy fire, and the thing that sniffed around your tent in the dark of night was a kid-eating alienâ?? definitely not a raccoon.  



Tom the Angel Cat

by Kai Herndon

Sharon Kai Herndon lives and works in the Roanoke Valley surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She enjoys writing, oil painting and rose gardening. Her book is about the spiritual journey her family undertook before the passing over of her father an Air Force veteran in December 2012 and the part a stray alley cat played in that solemn event. Tom continues to play a role in the lives of America’s heroes our veterans who maybe at the end of their journeys in this world, Tom is the final salute to a job well done.



The Murder of Kate Steinle

by Dana Periona

Kate Steinle, a beautiful 32-year-old, was shot and killed by Jose Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented illegal immigrant who had been deported five times and had seven felonies.

This is a short-read that depicts Kate’s murder, the preliminary trial and the battle to get Kate’s Law passed in Congress.



Warden Force: Night Rider and Other True Game Warden Adventures: Episodes 1-13

by Terry Hodges

A collection of 13 award winning short stories concerning the true adventures of California Fish and Game Wardens and the wildlife-destroying outlaws they pursue. These stories illustrate the wide variety of wildlife-related problems wardens face in California, which has a greater diversity of wildlife and wildlife habitat than any other state and is second only to Alaska in its vast expanses of wilderness.

Book 1 contains the first 13 episodes:

â?ª The Midnight Ride of Bonnie and Clyde: Wardens tangle with a murderous mother-and-son poaching team. A true game warden adventure story.
â?ª Night Rider: A California warden pursues highly dangerous night-poachers of wild pigs. A true game warden adventure story
â?ª Decisions: A true game warden adventure story. Wardens off the coast of Southern California’s Catalina Island risk their lives to save the crew of a sinking commercial squid-fishing boat.
â?ª A Second Second Chance: A California game warden ambushes outlaw catfish fishermen using baby swallows for bait. A true game warden adventure story.
â?ª The Collectors: California wardens take on a nest of Nazi-worshiping, weapons-collecting, deer poaching outlaws. A true game warden adventure story
â?ª Nothin’ Personal: True game warden adventure stories. California wardens track down a thief who steals the head and antlers of another hunter’s buck
â?ª Bottom Feeders: California wardens go after a band of White-trash, sturgeon-poaching, hillbillies with attitudes. A true game warden adventures story.
â?ª An Outing with Team Taylor: A California game warden and his family, on a short vacation, team up to capture antelope, bear and steelhead poachers. A true game warden adventure story.
â?ª Rookie: A rookie California game warden gets his first taste of his hazardous new careerâ?¦ A true game warden adventure story.
â?ª Grand Trickery: A California warden employs a magnificent bluff to catch outlaws night-poaching deer. A true game warden adventure story
â?ª Tough Luck on the Little Sur: California wardens pursue gaunch-hook steelhead poachers. A true game warden adventure story
â?ª Serial Poacher: Wardens pursue a disturbing and dangerous lone-wolf deer poacher. A true game warden adventure story.
â?ª The Vision: A boy’s fondest dream comes true. A true game warden adventure story

It surprises many who read my stories to learn of the great diversity of challenges faced by California’s Fish and Game wardens. This is probably due to the general misconception of many as to the true nature of this state, the perception that California is mainly urban when in fact the reverse is true. In truth, California has more natural diversity of wildlife and wildlife habitat than any other state and is second only to Alaska in its vast expanses of wilderness.

Readers are also surprised to discover how hazardous my profession can be. Out of necessity, wardens work alone much of the time, often at night, with absolutely no hope for timely backup should things go wrong. And things go wrong, somewhere in the state, with distressing regularity. The dangers of this work are best illustrated by rather grim FBI statistics which clearly show that game wardens and conservation officers in this country are at greater risk of being assaulted or killed in the line of duty than are most sheriff’s deputies and police officers.



TIEMPO ENTRE VERDADES.: La verdad te libera. (Spanish Edition)

by Maybellinne Cea.

POR MUCHO TIEMPO PASE SEDIENTA DE ENCONTRAR SENTIDO Y RAZÃ?N A MI EXISTENCIA, ASÍ VINIERON A MI UN SIN FIN DE VERDADES QUE ERRADICARON CADA TINIEBLA EN MI VIDA, EXPERIMENTANDO ASÍ LA LIBERTAD EN DIFERENTES COSAS Y ÁREAS DE MI VIDA, Y ES LO QUE COMPARTO A TRAVÃ?S DE ESTE LIBRO, PARTE DE ESAS VERDADES QUE MARCARON MI EXISTENCIA Y QUE A PARTIR DE ELLAS MI VIDA YA NO ES IGUAL, Y AHORA TENGO UNA NUEVA PERSPECTIVA DE ELLA, UNA PERSPECTIVA MAS AMPLIA, PANORÁMICA PARA SER EXACTA, QUE POCO A POCO ME HAN CONDUCIDO A CONOCER QUE TODO TIENE UNA RAZÃ?N DE SER Y QUE TODO SE CONECTA ENTRE SI…..Y POCO A POCO VOY DESCUBRIENDO QUE TODOS TENEMOS UN PARA QUE EXISTIR Y UN UN PORQUE EXISTIR….



single : no one loves me

by karthikeyan k

single man -no friends i n life ..no enjoyment in life only think about the features and study .no one to support ..single man in whole life what are the challenges faced in john life



Cold Blooded Killers: School Shootings, Kids who Kill

by RJ Parker

The author delves into the gritty, gruesome details of the most notorious Cold Blooded Killers the world has ever seen, like Edmund Kemper who decapitated his mother’s head; used it as a dartboard, had oral sex with it, and then cut out her voice box and placed it in the garbage disposal. Michael Alborgeden who at the age of 14 just couldn’t take the humiliation anymore and killed his father. School shootings we are all too familiar with as it’s happening much too often. Read about Columbine and Virginia Tech in this book.

This book is comprised of 3 sections:

  1. Kids who killed their parent(s)
  2. School shootings
  3. Spree Killers (Going postal)

“Cold Blooded Killers is a blood-curdling collection of some of the most famous and the least known multiple-murder cases. I primarily bought this book as a source file for my own writing as I find the information to be well-informed and easy to read. The very human stories in this massive collection are filled with the tragedies of the victims’ encounters with the abnormal criminals who most of us thankfully avoid in our day-to-day lives. Some very eclectic selections and some well-known cases are presented to us by a writer who is always striving to advance in his True Crime expositions. The thing I like most about this author’s true crime writing is that the victims are never forgotten and the murderers are not sensationalized but portrayed for what they really are, sociopathic cold-blooded killers.” – William Cook


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Parker holds Certifications in Serial Crime and Criminal Profiling. He publishes for several authors under his company RJ Parker Publishing, Inc.



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AUDREY HEPBURN: An Audrey Hepburn Biography

by Katy Holborn

AUDREY HEPBURN: An Audrey Hepburn Biography

These are just a few of the things that makes a star like Audrey Hepburn transcend the movies to icon-status. She wasn’t just beautiful; so many women, especially in her field, are beautiful. More than that, she became the symbol for an ideal of timeless relevance – that is, what it means to be a woman of style and substance. It was beyond beauty. It was a way of life and being.



Missing Wives, Missing Lives

by JJ Slate

When a wife goes missing, her husband is often the prime suspect in her disappearance. But what happens when she is never found? In some of these cases, the husband was found guilty of murder, without a body.

Missing Wives, Missing Lives focuses on unique cases in which the wife has never been found and the undying efforts of her family as they continue the painful search to bring her home. The book covers decades old cases, such as Jeanette Zapata, who has been missing since 1976, to more recent and widely known cases, such as Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since 2007. Keeping these women’s stories alive may be the key to solving the mystery and bringing them home to their family.

JJ Slate’s debut book depicts thirty shocking true stories of wives that have mysteriously vanished, presumably at the hands of her husband. Countless cases like these have played out under the public spotlight, and many of them have been solved after the wife’s remains have eventually been found. But some of these women remain missing years later, denying the families their right to bury their loved one. Many of these families continue the gruesome search for the remains of their daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, or mother years, even decades, later.


    MISSING BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Name and Date Missing
    Jeanette “Jean” Zapata – (October 11, 1976)
    Kathleen Durst – (January 31, 1982)
    Ruth Homberg – (November 4, 1983)
    Annette Craver Vail – (October 22, 1984)
    Gail Katz-Bierenbaum- (July 7, 1985)
    Marlene McDonald – (December 13, 1986)
    Shirley Gibbs Russell – (March 4, 1989)
    Maria Guadalupe “Lupe” Montano – (July 7, 1990)
    Alice Hummel – (October 6, 1990)
    Ann Mineko Racz – (April 22, 1991)
    Rachel Aquino Thomas – (September 12, 1991)
    Betty “Fran” Gladden-Smith – (September 28, 1991)
    Rhonda Kay – (November 6, 1992)
    Janet March – (August 15, 1996)
    Kimberly Green-Medina – (October 29, 1996)
    Patty Vaughan – (December 25, 1996)
    Arlene Fraser – (April 28, 1998)
    Beth Kutz – (July 27, 2000)
    Michele Harris – (September 11, 2001) 9-11
    Kathy Stobaugh – (December 29, 2004)
    Everilda “Evie” Watson – (July 13, 2006)
    Lihau Cao Ekaireb – (October 26, 2006)
    Lisa Stebic – (April 30, 2007)
    Stacy Peterson – (October 28, 2007)
    Rosa Margarita Lisowski – (March 24, 2008)
    Dawn Viens – (October 18, 2009)
    Susan Cox Powell – (December 6, 2009)
    Venus Stewart – (April 26, 2010)
    Lori “Woody” Blaylock – (October 28, 2010)
    Alethea Taylor – (January 19, 2012)


        “A riveting read that paints a vivid picture of disappearing wives whose lives converge toward what the reader knows is a horrifying conclusion. Well researched and written.” â??Crime Magazine


        “A compendium of some of the most notorious cases where women have disappeared. Too many husbands are literally getting away with murder. We must remember that many of these women were moms as well. The subject of this book is fraught with emotions for the reader. Thousands of women and girls are missing and every day more and more simply vanish. We need more books like this for public awareness. Congratulations to the author on this her debut book. Highly recommended.” â??Missing Justice Gender Advocacy


        “Captivating …. concise research and comprehensive facts, Slate’s debut book will intrigue most all readers, not just true crime.”
        â??Publisher’s Weekly


    Recently published true crime books by RJ Parker Publishing
    – Backseat Tragedies: Hot Car Deaths by RJ Parker and JJ Slate
    – Social Media Monsters: Internet Killers by RJ Parker and JJ Slate
    – The Vampire Next Door: The True Story of the Vampire Rapist by J.T. Hunter
    – Parents Who Killed Their Children: Filicide by RJ Parker
    – Serial Killers Abridged: An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers



    Courage 2 Take the SHOT

    by Debbie Foreman

    What does Courage 2 Take the Shot look like? Do you believe you were meant to do more. Have you ever considered there’s more to life than what you are currently doing? Well I’m here to tell you, greatness lives inside of you and it’s time to come out. Come along with me on this journey to where I hope to inspire and motivate you to Take the Shot and live the life you were meant to have.
    #pentopublish2017



    Press Gang!: Battle, Sweat and Glory in Nelson’s Navy! (Corrie’s War Book 1)

    by Anthony Barton

    SAIL THE SEAS IN THIS ACTION-PACKED NAVAL ADVENTURE
    OF HISTORICAL PROPORTIONS

    England and France have declared war, and Corrie Harriman joins in on the action. Corrie’s War is a sixteen-part naval adventure series where Corrie joins the Royal Navy and must combat deadly enemies, navigate through hazardous storms, and even endure cruelty by the hands of her own crew. No one suspects that Corrie is actually a young womanâ??and she plans to keep it that way.

    PRESS GANG!: Battle, Sweat and Glory in Nelson’s Navy! (Bulmer Press, October 2018) by author and painter Anthony Barton is the first entry in the Corrie’s War series, in which a press gang brings Corrie and her brother, James, to the warship known as Swift. Her happiness soon turns to fear as Augustus Sly, the brutal master-at-arms, orders them into the bilge hole. Corrie forms a plan, and they break out but later accused of thievery. The punishment is death from hanging. How will Corrie get out of this one?

    Corrie Harriman’s dream of being in the navy turns into a nightmare where she and her brother must fight for survival from her superior officers in PRESS GANG!

    Books 1-4 are available on Amazon, as well as individually in print and eBook.

    In Enemy Ship! (Book 2), James battles a French captain aboard a hostile ship and Corrie must save him from impending doom. In Clear for Action! (Book 3), Corrie is promoted to watch officer and in charge of the warship, but encounters the enemy in her path. She must decide whether or not to engage, which could cost the lives of the men, women, and children on the frigate. Outgunned, Swift has a skirmish with the French warship Tonnerre in Under Fire! (Book 4), but can Corrie’s plan save her crew from defeat? The author writes: You may be wondering if Corrie is right about Billy Brown, the Swift’s Captain of the Maintop. Is Billy Brown in fact a woman?

    Many of the fictional people you meet in my Corrie’s War series are based on real people who served in the navy in Corrie’s time. Billy Brown was one such real person. My best guess is that Billy Brown was born a slave and escaped from the harsh British sugar plantations of Jamaica by stowing away on one of His Majesty’s warships. She must have been an excellent sailor, for we know for a fact Brown served for eleven years in that most splendid of Britain’s ships of the line, the Queen Charlotte.

    Now the Royal Navy often cheated seamen out of their pay, and records show that Billy Brown took the Navy to court. I believe it was in the Old Bailey. Billy demanded her back pay. When they found out she was a woman, it was a great scandal! Women were not supposed to fight alongside men! I hope Billy won her case. I hope she got her pay.

    If you can find out for me what happened to the real Billy Brown, then I’d be most interested to hear from you.



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