All I can do is share my experience, strength, and hope. I’m writing this book to offer my story and to help other women rescue themselves from the physical pain—as well as the mental and spiritual distress—that comes from enduring a verbally abusive relationship. I want those that have suffered verbal abuse to know that they too can find peace and happiness. That’s what I share in my book—the story of my abusive marriage, the story of how I eventually got out, and the story of my renewal—my second life.
75 years ago on March 18, 1937 around 3:17 pm, one of the most modern public school buildings in America exploded in a rural Texas community decimating the student population and destroying innocent lives. Considered the worst public school disaster in American history, controversial theories surrounding this tragedy are still debated to this day. The event sparked changes that soon reverberated around the world and continue to affect each of us in our homes, schools, businesses and places of worship. “An American Holocaust” is a story that begins with the giving of a child’s Christmas gift in 1936. The explosion took place at the London School in New London, Texas in 1937. The story relays more than simple facts. It is a personal account of unprepared loss and shattered dreams, followed by unfathomable grief. It describes the feelings of those who died in their innocence and of those who witnessed horror and lived through the aftermath. An unresolved silence persisted for forty years among the entire community of scarred survivors. For those who spoke out, their stories have been told and re-told for three quarters of a century, but most people have never heard them. Although the innocent still suffer from the ignorance and indifference of a few, especially those we should be able to trust with the lives and safety of our children, this is also a story of hope. Countless lives have been saved by bold actions that were taken in the wake of this unanticipated sacrifice of so many children who were literally consumed by fire. It was truly an American holocaust. The following is an editorial review by John E. Roper, The US Review of Books: “I remember being thrown up in the air like a toy… I keep turning and spinning. Then darkness.” The attack on the World Trade Center in New York claimed almost 3,000 lives and changed America forever. A little-remembered explosion of a school in the 1930s resulted in just over 300 deaths, yet it, too, had a tremendous impact on society. Barger revives the story of one of the nation’s most poignant tragedies in his highly-moving tale. The school in New London was considered one of the most modern facilities in the state for the time period, and the residents of the small East Texas town were extremely proud of it. Like in many of the small towns near the oil fields, school officials had decided to tap into the natural gas lines to cut heating costs at the facility. What they never realized was just how dangerous that practice could be. On March 18, 1937, a spark in the wood shop ignited the cloud of invisible and odorless gas that had slowly permeated the school. The resulting explosion killed children and teachers alike, littering the area with body parts and completely devastating a community. The catastrophe led Texas to mandate the inclusion of an additive to natural gas that would enable people to smell it. The nation and then much of the world soon followed suit. Barger’s book follows the lives of several families affected by the tragedy, including his own. By giving the reader glimpses into the hopes and dreams of individuals like his cousin, Lataine, he builds a literary memorial to those who lost so much to make others safe in the future… it stands as a much-needed reminder of an event that should never be forgotten.
These Tropes Must Die. Written by a paramedic and writer with a decade of experience, 10 BS Medical Tropes covers exactly that: clichéd and inaccurate tropes that not only ruin books, they have the potential to hurt real people in the real world. In this book, you’ll discover why these ten clichés make readers throw their books across the room and their remotes at their TVs, from the ever-present “gunshot to the shoulder” to the ubiquitous “knocking out the henchmen.” You’ll learn why they’re so incorrect, with easy-to-read medical explanations that may just spark your creativity. But more importantly, you’ll be inspired about what to write instead, to solve the same plot point challenges in more believable—and interesting—ways! Download 10 BS Medical Tropes that Need to Die… TODAY!
With 100 foil packet recipes for campfires and grills, you’ll be able to serve everything from breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and even desserts with no fuss and no messy cleanup. Camping is all about taking it easy and enjoying the outdoors, friends and family. With foil packet cooking, you’re free to pursue all the joys of camping and forget about clean-up duty. So get started creating flavorful and fuss-free meals that will keep your family happy and minimize your workload.Foil Packet Recipes include:BreakfastsDessertsSnacksChickenFishBeefPorkVegetables
A broad picture of the Holocaust from the point of view of a childFor six years he undergoes all the levels of hell that the Holocaust brought upon the Jewish people.This book describes a human drama that involves decision-making in impossibly cruel circumstances, lot of resourcefulness and the struggle to survive.The drama takes place during the Holocaust from the point of view of a child nicknamed Leosh. At age 7, the boy is swept into the whirlwind of the Holocaust. For six years, he endures all the horrors that the Holocaust brings upon the Jewish people. Due to a lot of luck, resourcefulness, and with the help of good people, including Germans, Leosz survives until the end of the war and on May 5th he is liberated by the American army.In the Krakow Ghetto Leosh is saved from three mass deportations to the death camps, he escapes from the ghetto, survives for several months pretending to be a Polish street boy. Leosh miraculously unites with his father and they become slave laborers in Gozen 2 camp in Austria. In this camp torture, starvation, beatings and murder were a way of life. Leosz’s father perishes in this hell.On May 5th, Leosz is freed by the American army, recovers quickly, returns to life, and enjoys his freedom with all his heart, mind and soul. Scroll up and grab a copy today.
MEDICAL TERRORISM It’s the new age of terrorism, where enemy interests employ the use of modern tools, weapons, tactics, and theories to achieve goals that have destructive, bone-chilling, and disturbing physical and emotional effects. Today’s terrorists are tech-savvy, manipulative, powerful, well-funded, and supported by entire networks of global experts. A Scottish offshore drilling platform in the North Sea becomes unresponsive to all communication attempts. In Moscow, the Russian president and his top advisors seek the best, fastest strategies to defeat and ruin the United States. More recently, that includes government-sanctioned terrorism. A commercial flight, carrying 423 passengers and 18 crew from Tokyo to San Francisco, disappears in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Why?In the new age of terrorism, nothing is what it seems.No one is safe. A captivating and unsettling page-turner, The Ghost Pattern explores a new dimension of terrorism, one that happens around the world on a daily basis without making any headlines. Or without making the right headlines. What’s really going on behind the scenes? Alex Hoffmann returns as the heroine of The Ghost Pattern. She embarks on a breathtaking expedition to stop a brilliant terrorist in his tracks. Risking her life and challenging everyone’s beliefs, she is relentless to find the truth and the man who threatens the core of human existence. Join Alex on an explosive adventure as she ventures behind enemy lines in a heart-stopping race against time and against all odds, in this fast-paced, riveting medical terrorism thriller. Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Jack Reacher will enjoy Alex Hoffmann.
Praise for Leslie Wolfe
“Leslie Wolfe weaves a wonderful story of espionage, current technology, warfare.” – Lucas McWilliams
“Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews
“Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller
Readers and Critics Talking About Alex Hoffman Series Book Three, The Backup Asset:
— “I wanted to simultaneously hug and hit Ms. Wolfe when she first set up (all unbeknownst to this reader) and then teased us with a clue to her next book. I, for one, don’t want to wait.”
— “A frenetic rollercoaster ride filled with twists and turns that only slows down to give the reader a chance to swallow the reasoning behind the antagonists’ justifications for their treachery.”
— “If you are a fan of Jack Ryan or Jason Bourne you will absolutely love this.”
— “Wow! Roller coaster ride of espionage, cold (and not so cold!) war and the hard work to combat the threat to the U.S.”
— “A techno-thriller chock-full of suspense, action, and espionage.”
— “Wow! What can I say? This novel blew me away!”
— “This is a wonderful work of fiction, and I cannot wait to read more.”