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The Casualties of Divorce offers a front row seat to the turmoil endured by all when two adults decide to end their marriage, for whatever reason. The book explores the different perspectives and experiences as told by dozens of persons who have proverbially “walked the walk” amongst different degrees of separation. It is intended to provide the reader with the understanding that they are not alone, their feelings are valid and that “This Too Shall Pass”. Co-authored by three casualties of divorce, this book will enlighten those who are contemplating divorce and comfort those who have survived one.

View the author, Vincent Casale, who wrote this book with input from Jayson Cole and Thomas J. Billotti, Ph.D. Their  perspective is an important and different take on “The Casualties of Divorce”.

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Bio: Jennifer Farbar is a writer, artist and editor. She grew up in Manhattan and on Eastern Long Island. In 2000 she left the city and moved permanently to East Hampton, NY, where she lives with her cat, Dora and her garden.

An inquiry into my life with my father, who committed suicide in 1991 when I was 27 years old. A brilliant, brutal man, he held sway over my life throughout his living years and continues as a specter to be wrested with. I choose to wrestle him through memoir.

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Joe Giannini, Vietnam veteran and producer of local access TV show, Gung Ho, and Jack Bilello, author and lecturer on historical topics, discuss some of the back stories of WWI and the Vietnam War.

Born, raised and educated in East New York, Brooklyn, Jack Bilello, a former Fulbright Scholar and Chairman of History at the Lindenhurst, New York Public School System, lives in Massapequa Park, Long Island. He has served as an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s College and as a field supervisor at Dowling College on Long Island. He is the author of four novel as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles and reviews. He has appeared on radio and TV programs and has been a lecturer and guest speaker at various venues, including Molloy College, Farmingdale University and Long Island University. Jack’s Books are: Heart of a Lion, I Still Love Joni James, Bonds of War, and American Patrol. His Lectures are: WWII, THE CIVIL WAR, and LAUGH, CRY, THINK, and THE ITALIAN AND JEWISH AMERICANS IN WAR AND PEACE.

Joseph Giannini practiced Criminal Law for 43 years. He received  a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A from Hofstra University. He served a tour in Vietman, ending his military service with the rank of Captain. He lives with his family on the East End of Long Island. He has written for various veteran’s magazines and journals and has published a collection of short stories about his experiences in Vietnam, SOFT TARGETS.

 

 

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On February 8, 2006, Frank Vetro, the young, popular principal of a school in eastern Long Island, saw his life dramatically altered. On that day, he was arrested and effectively labeled a terrorist who had hidden under the guise of a New York educator. In Standing on Principal, he shares his personal story, detailing his arrest, his nights in jail, the court proceedings, and the subsequent fight to clear his name after the alleged scandal was nurtured into the national limelight. Now he recounts the injustice, and the lack of integrity of individuals who allowed the destruction of his life without a moment’s concern for fairness or truth. Telling a real-life story of deception and scandal, Standing on Principal exposes rogue elements of a system that underestimated the tenacious character of its accused and shows how Vetro sacrificed everything as he refused to be intimidated by a political machine.

Listen to Frank’s gripping account of survival.

 

 

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Four Members of Long Island Authors Group shed light and insights on what it’s like to be a published writer, and the Importance of Belonging to a Group. Enjoy the YouTube video of their panel discussion on The Writer’s Dream. Search YouTube for The Writer’s Dream to see over 100 author interviews about writing publishing and marketing books.

 

 

Lois W. Stern, publisher of sixTales2Inspire® books and creator of its short story annual contest. Tales2Inspire® has gone global, enabling talented authors to get the recognition they deserve. Get a FREE sampler of six of those winning stories for your Kindle or Nook at: www.tales2Inspire.com/gift

Anne Coltman is an Author of Poetry and Literary Fiction. She enjoyed an extensive career with International Organizations and is widely travelled. Her love of the arts and family has inspired her writing of two books of Poetry – For the Love of Grandma and Charming Expressions: Capturing Life, Recalling Times & Enjoying Nature, as well as a Novel – Scarred with Fortune. Anne’s poetry has also been published in the Suffolk County Poetry Anthology 2017 and the Bards Poetry Anthology 2017. She is currently the Vice-President of the Long Island Authors Group and Host of the LIAG First Wednesday Gatherings. booksbyannecoltman.com

 Roland Allnach has been writing since his teens, but did not actively seek publication until 2007. He has numerous published short stories to his credit, one of which was a 2010 Pushcart Prize nominee. He has two published books, Remnant (2010, sci-fi/speculative) and Oddities & Entities (2012, horror/supernatural/paranormal). His books have been recognized in the National Indie Excellence Awards, Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards, USA Book News Best Book Awards, and Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards. http://www.rolandallnach.com/

With the introduction of the Annie Tillery Mysteries, Linda Maria Frank has been launching her career as author. Inspired by a childhood passion for Nancy Drew mysteries and the popular television series, CSI, she successfully married an appealing heroine (Annie Tillery) with gripping story plots to create a new fiction series. The Madonna Ghost, Girl with Pencil, Drawing and Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys will have you turning pages, fascinated by the background stories and forensic science that make these books a must read for mystery fans. Frank also produces “The Writer’s Dream”, a local access TV show, interviewing authors about their craft.

Web sites: http://lindamariafrank.com/ Facebook pages: Official Fans of the Madonna Ghost, and The Writer’s Dream.

 

                                                                            

 

 

 

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   Michael O’Keefe is a retired 1st Grade Detective from the NYPD. He began writing three years ago.  He has since had several short stories published in on-line literary magazines.  He swears he’s not a poet, in spite of having numerous poems published in the Raven’s Perch Magazine, Vox Poetica and appearing in the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Bard’s Annual.  His first novel, Shot to Pieces, was self-published and debuted in July, 2016.  He is presently preparing the Prequel, Maybe All We Get, for agent submission and publication.  He is also at work on the sequel.  Burnt to a Crisp will be the second novel in the Detective Paddy Durr series.  O’Keefe lives on Long Island with his family, where he writes a little (including poetry), and practices the ancient martial arts of lawn and swimming pool maintenance—when he is not coaching football.

Be Sure to watch Michael O’Keefe’s interview with Linda Maria Frank on The Writer’s Dream. Click on the codes.

A page-turning thriller of a read

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It’s a thrill to share the knowledge I have of Forensic Science with my audiences.                

 

 

Here is a taste of some of the topics I love to share. I do these workshops for libraries, continuing education venues at colleges and universities, assisted living facilities, men’s and women’s clubs, and anywhere people like to hear about interesting topics.

 

Title: FAMOUS FORENSIC SCIENCE CASES

Subtitle: In the News and in Literature

Presenter: Linda Maria Frank, Author of the Annie Tillery Mystery Series and Teacher of Forensic Science (ret.)

Contact: lmf217@hotmail.com  516 798 0341

Follow the Clues that Inspire the Crime Solvers and Snare the Criminals

  • DNA TECHNOLOGY includes an explanation of how we are related and how we are different by our DNA, and illustrates how this technology has become one of the best tools of criminologists.
  • DNA AND FAMOUS MURDER CASES outlines how DNA analysis was used and misused in the O.J. Simpson trial, the Laci and Connor Petersen murders, the Sam Sheppard trial, and the Boston Strangler.
  • THE LINDBERG KIDNAPPING traces the evidence used to convict Bruno Hauptman of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindberg, Jr. This was the first case dubbed the “Crime of the Century” by the print and radio media.
  • SOLVING ANCIENT MYSTERIES This lecture illustrates how modern forensic techniques are used to solve mysteries of the past, such as Otzi, the Ice Man, the Bog People of  Denmark, the Peruvian mummies and even the vampire folklore of Eastern Europe.
  • PLANTS, POISONS AND PLOTS not only includes illustrations of the various plant poisons and their uses or misuses, but illustrates how famous mystery writers have employed them in their books.
  • ART, NOT ART – This program explains how art pieces are scientifically authenticated, using examples from the art world, and delving into the world of art fraud. Famous cases of art theft, such as the Nazi atrocities regarding art works during WWII are described.
  • THOSE CSI SHOWS, FACT OR FICTION investigated the protocols, procedures and laboratory world or crime investigation in the real world and on TV.

 

Linda Maria Frank, retired from a career teaching science, including forensic science, resides on Long Island and is currently writing the Annie Tillery Mysteries, The Madonna Ghost, Girl with Pencil, Drawing and Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys. She also produces The Writer’s Dream, her local access TV show, seen on YouTube. Frank is active in LI Authors Group, LI Sisters in Crime, LI Children’s Writers and Illustrators, and Mystery Writers of America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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