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What Killed Jonathon Harnish?

What would you do if you found 250,000 dollars belonging to a serial killer?
If you had the photographs of his victims, his journals, if you knew everything about him, except where he was right now?

These are the questions posed to eighteen-year-old college student Jonathon Harnish after he finds two crates of journals, photos, and $250,000.00. His decision to track down Reggie Woodsworth, the murderous author of the journals that are filled with is haunting inner thoughts, forces Harnish from the security of home toward the darkest side of human existence.

In the spring of 1977, a minister wins the Michigan Lottery. Convinced by Reggie not to let anyone know for fear of judgment, the minister takes his family on a vacation to tell them the good news. Tragically, they die from mushroom poisoning in a log cabin in Northern Michigan. Their deaths are ruled accidental and Reggie is now a lottery winner.

Reggie returns home to Kentucky to visit his mother, who doesn't acknowledge he has been gone for three years. He goes to his brother's room who, died in Vietnam, and it is a shrine. Reggie goes into his childhood room and it is no more than a garbage dump. This sends him into a rage that eventually results in him torturing and violently killing his mother. Afterwards he burns down the house making her death appear to be another accident in a decade long series of a dozen unconnected murders.

The further Jonathon delves into locating Reggie, the more he’s convinced the world is as vile and corrupt as Reggie sees it. This is culminated as Jonathon watches the standoff in Waco, Texas.

Jonathon finds one more clue that leads him to Kentucky, only to find that being a survivor of Reggie's wrath is actually worse than being a victim.

Jonathon returns to Michigan depressed and detached from his family and the world. He has lost all hope of finding Reggie and cannot find a way out for himself. He sends letters to all the victims’ families explaining what really happened to their loved ones. The last letter sent is to his parents.

Once the authorities are involved more journals are found. Giving them what Jonathon couldn't, Reggie's location.

Perspective: The Portrayal of Artist Esther Joy White

Perspective: The Portrayal of Artist Esther Joy White is a tour-De-force of gritty literary realism, taking readers on one of the most improbable, yet authentic stories of personal growth and triumph.

The novel begins by tracing the humble roots of abandoned waif, Esther White, from a dilapidated farm in Lower Michigan, under the indomitable sway of a bible-thumping grandmother. This is well-mined territory, scary and fanatical, yet in deft strokes of storytelling takes unexpected turns. Early on, we witness Esther struggle through hard-fought journeys of sexual awakenings in tandem with horrific domestic sexual abuse. Amidst these travails and uncertainties, we witness a personal flowing of nascent genius, the eye of a young artist finding beauty and perspective where others see flatness and loss. It is this intermingling of apparent hopelessness against inner spirit that elevates Perspective: The Portrayal of Artist Esther Joy White to a must-read narrative of human endurance. 

There is nothing certain in the early parts of this 80,000-word women’s fiction. All is in flux as it is in real life. The slow evolution of brilliance amidst ramshackle impoverishment, the improbable emergence of Esther, to world renowned artist, eventual Gay/Lesbian and AIDS activist, in her dying years holds together. It is an incredible journey, and yet authentic and told with uncanny directness that will leave readers stunned and humbled. 

Perspective: The Portrayal of Artist Esther Joy White speaks to the indelible font of hope and perseverance within the human soul.

Secrets of 'The Pit'

How far would you go to keep a secret? Who would you betray?

How far would you go to keep hidden your only passion?

How far would you go to keep your world, for yourself?

SECRETS OF 'THE PIT' puts these questions and the mindset of Western author Eugene Cooper to the test, when he finds a girl, Christa, buried alive after a blizzard. With only her word to go on, he is forced to believe his long time friend and the girl's stepfather is the one responsible for her families' tragic disappearance.

The First Time I Set My Head On Fire
& Other Tragedies That Occurred Whilst I Was Minding My Own Business

ISBN-13: 978-1521275603

Included are volumes of self deprecating humor that allowed me to cope with the bewilderment that is my life, early childhood memories, teen escapades, incredibly brainless acts and hilarious observations. All from my unique perspective these stories are based on actual events that occurred in my lifetime; but due to time, brain damage, and my memory, some of the facts may be distorted. I've done my best to bring them out in a humorous sort of way because otherwise you'd cry at what has turned out to be. Also, several Characters have fictional names.

The First Time I Set My Head On Fire & Other Tragedies That Occurred Whilst I Was Minding My Own Business
The First Time I Set My Head On Fire
& Other Tragedies That Occurred Whilst I Was Minding My Own Business

ISBN-13: 978-1521275603

Included are volumes of self deprecating humor that allowed me to cope with the bewilderment that is my life, early childhood memories, teen escapades, incredibly brainless acts and hilarious observations. All from my unique perspective these stories are based on actual events that occurred in my lifetime; but due to time, brain damage, and my memory, some of the facts may be distorted. I've done my best to bring them out in a humorous sort of way because otherwise you'd cry at what has turned out to be. Also, several Characters have fictional names.

Thou Shall Not…

 

is a thriller based in part on actual events. In the series, the reader is introduced to Tiffany, a married youth minister, who meets Jason, a man whom she knows nothing about whom offers help to her when she needs it the most. Their friendship quickly turns into a romantic relationship as Jason fulfills all of the things in Tiffany’s life that she isn’t getting at home.

After Tiffany ends the relationship, Jason finds himself on a quest to win her back at any cost, including exposing their affair unless she reconsiders her decision.

How many of God’s Commandments is Tiffany willing to break to keep her secret from being exposed?

Updated: Every Other Week  Status: Ongoing

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