GUEST BLOG POST from Author Tamie Dearen on the LEAP YEAR 2016 – RAFFLECOPTER AUTHOR GIVEAWAY

Tomorrow is the last day for the LEAP YEAR 2016 RAFFLECOPTER‬ ‪AUTHOR‬ GIVEAWAY‬ and we open it with a guest post from Author Tamie Dearen.

Before we get to it, I want to take a moment to remind you to check out our original blog post regarding the contest and encourage you to enter for one of 19 great prizes!

And now without further ado – Author Tamie Dearen and her “Best Girls” series of books.


The Best Girls Series – five books in total – by Tamie Dearen

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The Best Is Yet to Come: Novella Bonus for Her Best Match (The Best Girls Book 0)

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Life has lost a sense of challenge for billionaire Steven Gherring, but he’s about to meet his match in a surprising package.

This free novella is a prequel and adjunct for Her Best Match, fun to read before or after the novel. It is a short look inside the head of Steven Gherring, who likes to control everything in his life. But just when he thinks nothing could ever surprise him, he meets Anne Best. His response to her surprises even himself! This is a quick read with sassy characters, providing an introduction to some of the main characters in Her Best Match. The book includes the first chapter of Her Best Match, as a preview.

 

 


 Her Best Match: A Romantic Comedy (The Best Girls Book 1)

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Feisty, stubborn, and bored with life in Texas, Anne Best is about to get more than she bargained for.

The lovely widow heads off to the Big Apple for a job interview, expecting no more than a few days adventure in New York City, only to find herself with a new job working for the most infuriating man she’s ever met.

Billionaire Steven Gherring is one of New York’s Most Eligible Bachelors, and he has every intention of staying that way. But Gram has other ideas. She’s on a not-so-secret campaign to find a wife for her grandson.

As fearless as she is clumsy, Anne tackles every challenge (including her new boss) enthusiastically, with two lone exceptions… public speaking and recognizing her own feelings. Passions rise along with hemlines as Gram joins forces with Anne, a veteran matchmaker, to find the perfect match for Steven.


Best Dating Rules: A Romantic Comedy (The Best Girls Book 2)

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A new job. A new city. The same old problem. . . A man who won’t take “no” for an answer!

Emily Best went to work for her stepfather, and now she’s on a mission to prove she’s the right woman for the job. There’s no time for romance in her life. Not now, and especially not with a player like Spencer.

Spencer Marshall has the reputation of a player, even though he’s yet to kiss a girl. But his pride won’t let him admit the truth, even when his “reputation” stands between him and the girl of his dreams. Emily Best.

When unexpected attention comes calling, the resulting love triangle could kill any chances of Spencer winning Emily’s love.

Note from Author: Though each book in the Best Girls Series stands alone and can easily be read out of order, I highly recommend reading Best Dating Rules before Best Laid Plans to avoid spoilers.


Best Laid Plans: A Romantic Comedy (The Best Girls Book 3)

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Once a player, always a player? “Not so,” insists Charlie’s stepdad, a former player himself.

Living in Colorado, Charlotte “Charlie” Best has denied having any feelings for Josh–a self-proclaimed reformed player–for the past two years. But seeing him again, now she’s moved to New York City, forces her to admit the truth. She’s in love with him. Too bad he’s about to marry her friend, Olivia.

Will he ever get a break? Josh Branson has spent the last two years working to be the kind of man Charlie deserves. Now she’s in town but instead of taking his time to win her over, he needs to get married as soon as possible. Surely his good friend Olivia will help him out.

Schemes fall apart as too many matchmakers–Charlie included–work at cross-purposes to bring Josh together with the woman they think he loves.

Will this holiday season be a disaster? Or will it be the Best Christmas ever?


Best Foot Forward: A Romantic Comedy (The Best Girls Book 4)

Best 4 Facing a roomful of first-graders every day is easy for Grace, but the idea of falling in love terrifies her…

Grace Marshall believes in the power of love–for everyone but herself. When Brad’s kisses make her knees weak, along with her self-control, she breaks it off. It was the right thing to do… So why does she feel so miserable?

Doctor Brad Gates is in love with Grace, has been since she first winked at him shortly after they met. The little dynamo is cute and fun and really loves life… but she’s skittish where love’s concerned. And it’s driving him a little bit crazy.

Getting back together while avoiding the “L” word is a lot harder than Grace imagined… especially when Brad starts dating another doctor from work.


About Tamie Dearen

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Tamie Dearen has been married to her very romantic husband since 1982. They have two beautiful daughters, two amazing son-in-laws, and one awesome grandson. She plays piano, flute, harmonica, keyboards, and guitar, and loves composing and art. And she hates housework. A dentist in private practice for thirty years, Tamie stays busy playing on her church’s praise team and teaching graduate students each week. In her spare time, she escapes the real world by writing books.

Tamie met her husband as a freshman in college when she acted out of character on a whim. One night in the library lobby, she spied a cute guy with his first name written on the back of his shirt. She called out his name. When he approached to talk to her, she pretended that she’d met him before, asking about his classes and how he liked college. To her surprise and delight, he also pretended that he knew her, but of course he didn’t know her name. They continued this false relationship for two months. Each time they saw each other, an event which occurred three times per week at the cafeteria, he would pretend he knew her. Meanwhile, all of Tamie’s friends were careful not to reveal her name to him. When he finally admitted his ignorance of her name, he was astonished to learn the truth. And the rest is history.

Contact Tamie on her webpage at http://tamiedearen.com/.

GUEST BLOG POST from Author C. M. Krishack on the LEAP YEAR 2016 – RAFFLECOPTER AUTHOR GIVEAWAY

Three days left to the LEAP YEAR 2016 RAFFLECOPTER‬ ‪AUTHOR‬ GIVEAWAY‬ and we open it with a guest post from Author C. M. Krishack.

Before we get to it, I want to take a moment to remind you to check out our original blog post regarding the contest and encourage you to enter for one of 19 great prizes!

And now without further ado – Author C. M. Krishack and her release, Life Poetry!

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About C. M. Krishack

She was born in Cameroon and raised in the DMV in a family of five children. As a child she dreamed of being famous, helping children overcome adversity and marrying prince charming. She also wanted to travel the world and stay at exotic resorts while being waited on hand and foot.

Instead, she grew up and became a Quality Engineer for various fortune 500 IT companies and a full-time mother to her seven year old precocious son Mason. She is married to her real life prince charming, Stephan, and has written several children’s books that deal with overcoming adversity.

These days she is very busy with being busy as she pursues her career as an author. She writes faith based children’s stories with themes that include bullying, self-esteem, courage, multicultural and self-worth to name a few. Her characters, although fiction, encounter real life issues that are relatable to children of all ages.

She has written four children’s books and one poetry book. Her poem Cancer, received national recognition in the National Amateur Poetry Contest and will be featured in a poetry book titled ‘Where The Mind Dwells’ an anthology of selected works by some of today’s finest amateur poets published by Eber & Wein Publishing and available worldwide.

Her genres range from children’s literature, poetry, and adventure stories. Her latest titles include Alexander, What are You?, for children and Life Poetry, the first in a three volume series, an inspirational poetry book about love, life and faith.

Oh, and that dream of being famous and traveling the world while being waited on hand and foot … She is still working on that!


From her Amazon.com page: Life Poetry

LifeLife Poetry is a compilation of emotions that I have experienced throughout my life. Most of the poems in this book represent my journey from overcoming the scars of my past, to learning to love myself, and to eventually finding love in my husband and my son.

I have experienced all of these emotions, from pain to joy. These poems run the gamut from simple observations to recollections of experiences that affected my life profoundly. I have learned, suffered, and grown from these experiences and have been healed in the process. This journey has taught me that life is to be experienced in all its ups and downs. My hope is that whoever reads these poems will be changed in some way. Thank you, and may God bless the readers of this book.

GUEST BLOG POST from Author Mike Walters on the LEAP YEAR 2016 – RAFFLECOPTER AUTHOR GIVEAWAY

Hey gang –  only four more days of the LEAP YEAR 2016 RAFFLECOPTER‬ ‪AUTHOR‬ GIVEAWAY‬ and we open it with a guest post from Author Mike Walters.

Before we get to it, I want to take a moment to remind you to check out our original blog post regarding the contest and encourage you to enter for one of 19 great prizes!

And now without further ado – Author Mike Walters!


From his Amazon.com bio:

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Mike Walters and his debut novel, The Outlaw River Wilde, sprung from an idea while watching Ancient Aliens on the History channel. He intertwines his love of Native American culture and a passion for the Pacific Northwest, primarily his birth state of Oregon. Mike sat down one day and started writing. The characters and story were revealed each and every day he wrote.

“Every session was as if I were reading something new myself for the first time. It was a blast seeing what would happen next. This is why I enjoyed writing this novel so much. ”

Mike is a Director of Marketing & Product at Auto-Graphics, Inc. based in Ontario, CA. That’s California, not Canada. A-G makes software for Libraries, primarily public. So on your visit to the library, when you sit down to search for a book this is the software that A-G makes.

“I am very fortunate to work in an industry that has a meaningful impact on society. It makes going to work each and every day enjoyable. I mean who doesn’t think we need, and who doesn’t love, libraries?”

Mike learned photography as a freshman in high school and later took the passion and used it as a photographer in the United States Air Force. He loves to ride bicycles in SoCal year around, volunteers in Los Angeles at the Westside German Shepherd Rescue taking photos of the beautiful dogs, and has a passion for Micro-brews, particularly Porters and Stouts. You will frequently find him sampling, with his son Alexander, at Claremont Craft Ales, a personal favorite — or one of the many fine breweries in and around Claremont, CA. Mike is currently at work on the follow up to The Outlaw River Wilde, which will be titled – Still Wilde in the Outlaw River. The book should be out later this year or early 2016.


Find Mike online

Twitter: @MikeAWalters
Pinterest: MikeAWalters24
Facebook: Mike Walters
Website: http://mikewaltersnovels.com


The Outlaw River Wilde: Sometimes a Man Needs to Journal (The Outlaw River Wilde Series Book 1)

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Synopsis from Amazon:

The Pacific Northwest is Under Attack. Mitch Wilde never believed in aliens that is, until he was left with no other way to explain the strange events happening around his small Pacific Northwest home. With scattered appearances of ghostly Native American riders, a series of odd break-ins by unknown intruders, and hints that more could be coming, Mitch, along with his cantankerous old neighbor who is quickly becoming a new friend vows to unravel the mysteries and preserve the comfortable life he has worked so hard to build.
When an unexplained attack leaves his long-time best friend acting quite unlike himself, Mitch knows he has to act fast or risk losing everything. The only question is: Does he have what it takes to conquer the mysterious, potentially powerful force once and for all?

˃˃˃ Ancient Alien IntrigueLong-time Pacific Northwest resident Mike Walters found his first love in dogs, and then quickly followed up with photography, bicycling, globetrotting, and library software development. He would finally find his true calling at the tender age of 45 while settling in to watch a program on the History channel. It was then that the concept for his debut novel, The Outlaw River Wilde was born. “What if we’re not alone in the universe?” he asks of readers who dare to venture into his Science Fiction Thriller world. “And what if our forgotten past was the link to our probable future?” Mike intertwines his love of Native American culture and a passion for the Pacific Northwest setting that he called home as a child in his original tale of intrigue and adventure guaranteed to keep readers guessing until the very last page. Of course, he continues to honor his first love of dogs by donating 10% of all proceeds to the Westside German Shepherd Rescue in Los Angeles where he also volunteers as a photographer.

˃˃˃ Ancient Alien IntrigueThe thing appeared to be about the size of a small car, just not as wide. It looked like liquid more than a solid form, but held its shape–kind of like Jell-O. The movement of the object wasn’t like any natural earth motion he’d ever seen.

GUEST BLOG POST from Author Susan Bird on the LEAP YEAR 2016 – RAFFLECOPTER AUTHOR GIVEAWAY

Hey gang –  only five more days of the LEAP YEAR 2016 RAFFLECOPTER‬ ‪AUTHOR‬ GIVEAWAY‬ and we open it with a guest post from Author Susan Bird.

Before we get to it, I want to take a moment to remind you to check out our original blog post regarding the contest and encourage you to enter for one of 19 great prizes!

And now without further ado – Author Susan Bird!

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For Many years, Susan worked as an executive in the beauty Industry. While she considered her educational degrees important, the School of Life is what she most often uses.

She is quoted on her author profile saying: “I write simply because I love it. I write about life. To add uniqueness to my writing all my chapters are song titles, with acknowledgement to the artist. Within every chapter, there lies two stories. My love of music is shared with you and hopefully you will understand the body of the chapter even more, with the song title chosen. All present and future books will be designed this way. I reside in the Inland Empire with my soul-mate.”

Her current published works include Unhinged Fences and Splinters: How a Heart of Neglected Splinters Led to a Heart of Infectious Revenge (Unhinged fences Book 2)

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Take a peek into the unexpected life of the girl next door who puts her Susie Homemaker apron away and puts the X in sex.

To Sunday O’Neil, the white-picket fence scenario, the American dream, was how she planned her life , until she opened the gate of that secure fence and walked through it.

Growing up in the late 1960s watching the lovely weekly TV series, “Father Knows Best, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and The Donna Reed Show” all affirmed her expectations. Sunday O’Neil’s parents and relatives also avowed her beliefs. They all had wonderful secure homes with children and a happy healthy environment. The wives looked after the home and children while the husbands provided a stable life and all handled all the major problems of the family.

Thrust into a world she never knew existed…a world of BOOZE, SEX, AND ROCK N ROLL.
Will Sunday O”Neil find her way back??? Does she find her White-Picket fence???


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Sunday O’Neil has come to a place in her life that brings peace from all her Unhinged Fences, The white picket fence scenario and the American dream she had lost several times, through three failed marriages and many failed relationships. She has decided to move forward and adopt a new attitude of self-respect, knowing her White Picket Fence was inside her all time, and her happiness was up to her not a partner to make her happy.

Sunday vows to change her taste for men she had been drawn to in the past that only left her with despair. Sunday meets Dean Daniels who is like no one she has ever known. He is kind, loving and has no agenda except to make her happy. Sunday is reluctant to embrace another relationship but she involuntarily likes Dean and is surprised by the attraction, not being the stereotypical type she has been drawn to in the past. Aside from her personal failures Sunday O’Neil is a savvy business woman who is very successful.

Sunday is pursued to be an associate and fill the employment needs of a up and coming Solar business. Sunday takes on a huge endeavor as a business associate to a Mr. Reinhardt Preston, a very wealthy ruthless business man. This proposal was not merely a choice to be considered by Sunday, but an offer she dare not refuse, as there are devastating consequences if she does. A love hate business relationship emerges and there are lies, and deception to Mr. Preston’s proposal of association.

 

Tracking A Shadow: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel – GUEST BLOG POST from Author R. Weir on the LEAP YEAR 2016 – RAFFLECOPTER AUTHOR GIVEAWAY

Hey gang – we are headed into the final six days of the LEAP YEAR 2016 RAFFLECOPTER‬ ‪AUTHOR‬ GIVEAWAY‬ with a guest post from Author R Weir.

Before we get to it, I want to take a moment to remind you to check out our original blog post regarding the contest and encourage you to enter for one of 19 great prizes!

And now without further ado – Author R Weir!

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R Weir is an IT Professional by day and Author by night, and as he puts it, “living in beautiful Colorado with my wife, daughter and dog.”

When he is not glued to the computer for work and writing, he relaxes by enjoying the outdoors; playing tennis, and “travelling in our motorhome and riding my motorcycle wherever the wind takes me.”

All of the Jarvis Mann Detective stories have spent time on several Amazon Bestseller lists, with more cases on the horizon.

In his own words “I have an oddball sense of humor like Jarvis, but I’m not nearly as tough and fearless as he is. Though no evil stands a chance against my written word!”


The final title on the tour is Tracking A Shadow: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel

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***TRACKING A SHADOW SYNOPSIS***

Never knowing where his next case will come from, Private Detective Jarvis Mann is thrilled when his voicemail is lit up by the sexy tones of a lady looking to hire him. Successful business woman Emily White with girl next door looks, is certain someone is stalking her and wants Jarvis to track down the elusive shadow.

Even with three suspects, an ex-husband who lives to play softball, a sexist pig ex-employee and a mystery man who he encounters with painful results, Jarvis believes it’s all in Emily’s head until a killing in her home convinces him otherwise.

Further complicating matters a powerful business man and crime boss becomes involved muddying up the case, leaving Jarvis the prime suspect in the brutal beating of one of the possible stalkers, threatening to put his PI career on ice.

Navigating through each twist and turn in the case, and the affections of two desirable women both with an agenda, Jarvis uses dogged determination and razor sharp wit in Tracking a Shadow that moves across the Denver landscape with each shift in the sun.


***REVIEWS***

Simply wow! I loved it. I felt like I was transported back in time to the tome’s of the mystery and suspense novels of the 1940s. This book had all you would expect of the gumshoe private I, and the femme fatale of a Dashell Hammett book. But it was contemporary and steamy in parts. I look forward to reading more by this author as I was on edge reading it and constantly wondering what would come next. Marvelous! ” – Mona Lisa

“R. Weir’s Tracking A Shadow is a fresh, fun detective story. Jarvis is a wise-cracking PI. His chatty inner thoughts keep the reader engaged, smiling, and on their toes. The pop culture references add an extra dimension to the story. Mr. Weir does an excellent job with giving the reader the pieces of the puzzle. It’s up to the reader to put them together..” – Jada Ryker


 

Follow R Weir on Twitter via: https://twitter.com/RWeir720
His Facebook author page is: https://www.facebook.com/JarvisMannPI

Twice as Fatal: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel – GUEST BLOG POST from Author R. Weir on the LEAP YEAR 2016 – RAFFLECOPTER AUTHOR GIVEAWAY

Hey gang – we are headed into the final six days of the LEAP YEAR 2016 RAFFLECOPTER‬ ‪AUTHOR‬ GIVEAWAY‬ with a guest post from Author R Weir.

Before we get to it, I want to take a moment to remind you to check out our original blog post regarding the contest and encourage you to enter for one of 19 great prizes!

And now without further ado – Author R Weir!

R Weir

R Weir is an IT Professional by day and Author by night, and as he puts it, “living in beautiful Colorado with my wife, daughter and dog.”

When he is not glued to the computer for work and writing, he relaxes by enjoying the outdoors; playing tennis, and “travelling in our motorhome and riding my motorcycle wherever the wind takes me.”

All of the Jarvis Mann Detective stories have spent time on several Amazon Bestseller lists, with more cases on the horizon.

In his own words “I have an oddball sense of humor like Jarvis, but I’m not nearly as tough and fearless as he is. Though no evil stands a chance against my written word!”


The next title on the tour is Twice as Fatal: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel

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***TWICE AS FATAL SYNOPSIS***

Twice the business, twice the danger and Twice as Fatal. PI Jarvis Mann has two cases he is working, making his professional and personal life twice as difficult.

Ray Malone is a promising college football star whose career is derailed by injuries. When he disappears, close friend Jarvis is recruited by Ray’s father to locate him. After tracking him down a video is sent of Ray with the warning of it going public, threatening his career and those that love him.

Case two has landlord Kate Tanner hiring Jarvis to gather evidence against her cheating, thieving husband so she can divorce him. As Jarvis investigates he learns of the husband’s connection to a powerful man, with a dangerously perverted agenda that crosses into Kate’s life with deadly consequences.

Across the Rocky Mountain Front Range Jarvis tries to balance both cases, each dragging him deeper into different sleazy underworlds, jeopardizing him, his clients and their families. With danger and death all around him, he somehow must rescue everyone before this fatal business claims the lives of all involved, his life and the one he is growing to love.


***TRAILER for Twice As Fatal***


***REVIEWS***

Best Detective Novel of the Year!! “I am hooked, R Weir you did it again. I am not going to spoil it for the True Believers, as Stan Lee would say “Excelsior!” I am sure that I could navigate through some of the streets of Colorado just by the vivid and very detailed descriptions provided by R. Weir. The plot is incredible with twists and turns. The characters are also well developed and the description of them gives you a perfect image of them and makes it easier to see the words you read flow like a movie on the screen.”… B.K. Maxwell

“I absolutely love the Jarvis character. He just has a great, don’t mess with me attitude that is easy to relate too. I also am really rooting for him and Melissa. 🙂 To me, this book was the best one yet and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I really enjoy reading books by R. Weir. His writing is good and the stories are easy to love and get swept into. I look forward to reading more from him in the future”…Stormi


 

Follow R Weir on Twitter via: https://twitter.com/RWeir720
His Facebook author page is: https://www.facebook.com/JarvisMannPI

Blood Brothers: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel – GUEST BLOG POST from Author R. Weir on the LEAP YEAR 2016 – RAFFLECOPTER AUTHOR GIVEAWAY

Hey gang – we are headed into the final six days of the LEAP YEAR 2016 RAFFLECOPTER‬ ‪AUTHOR‬ GIVEAWAY‬ with a guest post from Author R Weir.

Before we get to it, I want to take a moment to remind you to check out our original blog post regarding the contest and encourage you to enter for one of 19 great prizes!

And now without further ado – Author R Weir!

R Weir

R Weir is an IT Professional by day and Author by night, and as he puts it, “living in beautiful Colorado with my wife, daughter and dog.”

When he is not glued to the computer for work and writing, he relaxes by enjoying the outdoors; playing tennis, and “travelling in our motorhome and riding my motorcycle wherever the wind takes me.”

All of the Jarvis Mann Detective stories have spent time on several Amazon Bestseller lists, with more cases on the horizon.

In his own words “I have an oddball sense of humor like Jarvis, but I’m not nearly as tough and fearless as he is. Though no evil stands a chance against my written word!”


The first title on the tour is Blood Brothers: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel

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***BLOOD BROTHERS SYNOPSIS***

Still recovering from his last case, which brought painful injuries and heartache, Jarvis picks himself up to help family out of a dire situation. A call from his sister-in-law leads him back to where he grew up. Big brother, Flynn, has dug himself a hole he can’t climb out of, one filled with lies and deceit. Jarvis lends a hand, and is soon caught between Feds and gangsters, leading to peril for all involved.  With sharp tongue, nerves of steel, and fierce determination, Jarvis comes to his brother’s reluctant assistance. But can Jarvis save him from the depths to which he has fallen without getting them all killed? Coming to terms with his life growing up, and how he became who he is, Jarvis faces his past, present and future, and confronts an evil worse than anything he’s encountered before, one that may leave Jarvis, and all those he holds dear, dead.


***TRAILER for Blood Brothers***


***REVIEWS***

“I just want to start off by saying this one is by far my favorite out of the Jarvis Mann series! R. Weir has taken this book to another level! I was sucked immediately into the story from the first few pages. I couldn’t get enough and I never wanted it to end”-Brandi Reeves-Pearson.

“This is my favorite Jarvis Mann book so far. I felt more drawn in and holding my breath as I’m reading to see what is happening next”-Tina

“R. Weir gives us another spine tingling tale. This time we get to dive into his past and see what makes him tick. It will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very end!!”-Chrissy Dyer


 

Follow R Weir on Twitter via: https://twitter.com/RWeir720
His Facebook author page is: https://www.facebook.com/JarvisMannPI