Channel 6 — April 23, 2024

Detroit newspaper man Marten embarks to write Terrorist Tracks, a book about Terrorism. Follow him, his family, friend Nic (FBI), visit Nevada, Illinois, Ontario Canada, London Britain, Madrid Spain, Tokyo Japan, as he researches for his book. This is NOT a book about death, but one about LIFE (and Living) and of those (foreign and domestic) that would deprive others of that Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness. This book is intended for all audiences - young, old, and everywhere in-between; male, female, not just for macho shoot-em-up, blood and guts, fare; religious, non-religious; political, non-political. However, it is impossible to address the topics and why they want to kill us without delving into some religious texts and politics. The Torah, the Holy Bible, and the Quran, are all addressed. Terror Strikes is not just a book, but a book within a book as the lead, Marten a newspaper man, is writing a book about terrorism. It is also a blog, within a book, as Marten uses his blog as some source material. Terror Strikes not only acts as a history lesson and warning, but concepts of not just those lost but survivors guilt (and the difficult topic of many having suicidal thoughts) and other related issues surrounding violent acts effecting everyday life. 

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Linda Maria Frank speaking about “The Mystery of the Lost Avenger”

The wreckage of a World War II plane is found in the mountains of Appalachia. It mysteriously crashed in 1943 on its way to a naval base. Inside the plane is a note, written by Annie Tillery's great-grandmother, Charlotte, who was in love with a fighter pilot. Young Charlotte tested the planes and flew them to naval bases; her fiancé flew the planes in battle.  While investigating the crash site, NCIS finds the note in the plane, which they trace to Charlotte and then to her surviving family members, Annie and her mother Carol. The mystery begins. Why did the plane crash, and what does Charlotte's note mean? Annie and her mother decide to dig into Great-Grandmother's past by way of the aged family attic.  There, they find love letters written by Charlotte and her Navy pilot fiancé. There is a code to be broken in those letters and The Mystery of the Lost Avenger to be solved. As they explore, Annie suspects Charlotte's ghost is reaching out to tell her something, but what? She enlists the help of her boyfriend, newly licensed pilot Ty Egan, but Annie feels she may be the key to her great-grandmother's top-secret life.

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Cynthia Fabian speaking about “Figure Eight”

The Math Doesn’t Add Up for Young Max, Who Has Dyscalculia Figure Eight is an insightful book for young readers that tells the story of why Max can’t do math as easily as his friends. At 11 years old, Max is struggling in school because the numbers he sees in class get all jumbled up in his head. He explains: “An eighty-one might look like an eighteen to me like they were switched at birth. I’m sure you get it by now. I am numerically challenged. I have dyscalculia, a disorder that (they tell me) means I have a problem grasping numbers. Sometimes they slip from my mind like water from a sieve, and somehow, I am just left with a gaping hole.” Max’s middle school friends meet to help each other solve their individual problems. Eric has dyslexia, which makes it hard for him to read or interpret words because the letters get mixed up in his brain. It’s the same thing for Max, except for him it’s with numbers. This realistic book shows what caring people can do to help each other through their challenges. Watch for the video book trailer.

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Lisa Fox speaking about “Core Truths”

18 speculative short stories… A lyrical and literary approach to genre-based fiction A father and his young son face a choice—risk their lives by extending kindness to a person who is not permitted to exist or risk their souls by walking on. In a dark and starless world where magical creatures are hunted and destroyed, a captive girl’s courage sets in motion a wish that will change the skyscape forever. Even though the world declares her son dead, a relentless mother casts a lifeline into an icy lake, day after day, to rescue the child swallowed by its waters. A microbiologist’s sanity is questioned when he discovers a technology-borne parasite that threatens most of the world’s population. An android is charged with apprehending a rogue time traveler whose innovations have distorted history so much that the fate of the world rests on his capture. Aware that she was created with the purpose of dying upon another’s command, a clone struggles to find her strength, and her life, in a world that deems her sub-human. Forced to weigh the value of one individual life against the lives of many, a scientist from a dying planet confronts her own morality and the ‘core truths’ driving her choices and her actions. CORE TRUTHS: Speculative literary fiction that gleans its energy from the fantastical, making us think about who we are as people, about those Core Truths that govern the lives we choose to live.

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Donna Louis speaking about “Book of Proverbs: Proverbs for the Modern Day”

Book of Proverbs – Wisdom vs. Wilderness delves into the necessity of obtaining wisdom. The primary purpose of the Book of Proverbs is to teach wisdom to everyone. The Book of Proverbs provides intellectual depth and insights and exceptional wisdom on how to live a fortunate and tranquil life, by honoring and respecting God as omnipotent. God wants us to live a life like Christ and to do that we need to aspire to have wisdom. King Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived. God gifted him with unsurpassed wisdom. King Solomon is credited with writing chapters 1-29 in The Book of Proverbs. Book of Proverbs – Wisdom vs. Wilderness discusses all chapters in Proverbs 1-31 and brings insight, clarity, and basic meaning to several verses in each chapter to solidify why wisdom is essential and mandatory in life, so you can have a blessed life versus living destitute, empty, and obsolete.

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D. Terrence Foster, MD speaking about “The Stress Book: Forty-Plus Ways to Manage Stress & Enjoy Your Life”

Are you experiencing so much stress in your life that it is so overwhelming that you feel your life is over? Or are you trying desperately to avoid that condition? Well, look no further!
This book takes a comprehensive approach to stress management and how modifying your lifestyle and taking practical steps can significantly reduce the level of stress you are experiencing. More than forty approaches to stress reduction management and prevention are covered in this book, giving you an in-depth framework applicable to most lives and circumstances.
For example, it helps people struggling with self-destructive behavior, stressful job, having difficulty intentionally making decisions, struggling with toxic relationships, and many other challenging situations.
You will also be introduced to a "new relationship mental disorder called Abstract Kidnapping Disorder – A.K.D."
This book also provides you with many opportunities to simplify the management of stress by using the acronym S.T.R.E.S.S. and incorporating any of the forty-plus actions included. In addition, you are provided with practical ideas, solutions, or options that, when applied, are likely to result in the reduction or prevention of your stress. This book is intended to significantly improve people's lives at any level of society who may be experiencing stress in their personal, business, or professional lives. I trust that it will make a difference in yours.
Thank you for taking the journey to improve stress in your life and for reading this book.

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Matt Armstrong speaking about “In Like Lloyd”

Lloyd Gibson has a secret, and he used it to steal everything under the sun. But when he stole from the wrong people, his world unraveled, forcing him back to his hometown of Calgary. Living in an abandoned warehouse, he takes odd jobs as a private investigator to make ends meet. Constantly dealing with the paranoid delusional, his life soon becomes boring, before a genuine case drops into his lap. When he meets Mireya Delgado, Lloyd finds himself embroiled in an eighty-year conspiracy, with a mysterious agent hounding his steps. When the case leads to an actual supervillain, hellbent on revenge, he realizes he may be in over his head. However, Lloyd has a power of his own, and it might be the key to ending the fiery rampage. Walk in the shadows. Enter the Noctis. Will Lloyd prevail, or will the flames of vengeance consume him?

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Linda Maria Frank speaking about “The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island ”

What can possibly happen when a crime happens under the very noses of a group of very savvy eighth graders at St. BeSillius’ Catholic School on St. Frederick’s Island? When the money they raised to buy toys for children in homeless shelters in near-by NYC is stolen, the Buccaneers, as they call themselves are outraged. Despite warnings from Father Felix and Sr. Jo, Sprocket, the leader of the Buccaneers, and her determined buddies set out to follow the clues, run down the thief, and get those toys for the homeless kids.  

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Jaqueline H. Becker, Ph.D. speaking about “Dying to Live: Love Stories”

Is getting "unstuck" feeling hard? Well, Dying To Live: Love Stories will be a scaffold for your brave explorations of stubborn blockages. Within this memoir, which is somewhat academic, somewhat other-worldly, somewhat painful, somewhat joyous, and angry about the lack of kindness we find in our individual and collective lives, we bear witness to how Jaqueline turns her terrifying demons into valuable warrior minions. Strange as it seems, death, sexual and physical abuse, illnesses, betrayals, failure, and definitely not fitting in are Jaqueline's elixirs for real growth...and for sustaining Love. Unrelenting fights for her resurrections reinforce your commitment to do the same---live richly, deeply and stay true to your own soul. Spirit seems to talk directly to us through these love stories, and Spirit is so revered because it is Spirit which leads us through our darkest of days and toward more and more light. Dr. Becker shows us how to use all our senses to hear Spirit talk directly to us as she raises the positive value of suffering to its highest level.

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Christine Hassing speaking about “Hope Has a Cold Nose”

"To have a service dog like Able should be the medication any soldier is prescribed who has gone out and had trauma of some kind." In Hope Has a Cold Nose, Christine Hassing relays true stories of military veterans and others who rose from the ashes of PTSD and MST with the help of their service dogs. Devoting every chapter to a different human-canine pair, Hassing shares the story of each person with PTSD and their service dog with pathos and creativity. These powerful stories, part testimonial, part author's interpretation using rhythm and rhyme, bring important insights about how service dogs help people with PTSD and MST in countless ways. From sensing a nightmare and waking a veteran before terror takes hold, to placing a comforting paw on someone's shoulder to ward off a panic attack, these dogs play a key role in helping those who've lived through trauma reintegrate into society. Lovingly written, Hope Has a Cold Nose is a unique and compelling collection of survivors' stories for dog lovers of all kinds, for those who've experienced PTSD and their loved ones, and for those interested in how service dogs can help people heal from the deepest emotional wounds.