DECONSTRUCTING ANXIETY The Journey from Fear to Fulfillment by Todd E. Pressman, PhD
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+) (336 pages)
Genre: Self-Help/How To | Content Rating: PG
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield | Release date: January 2020
Tour dates: Jan 13 to Feb 7, 2020
In Deconstructing Anxiety, Pressman provides a new and comprehensive understanding of fear's subtlest mechanisms. In this model, anxiety is understood as the wellspring at the source of all problems. Tapping into this source therefore holds the clues not only for how to escape fear, but how to release the very causes of suffering, paving the way to a profound sense of peace and satisfaction in life.
With strategically developed exercises, this book offers a unique, integrative approach to healing and growth, based on an understanding of how the psyche organizes itself around anxiety. It provides insights into the architecture of anxiety, introducing the dynamics of the “core fear” (one's fundamental interpretation of danger in the world) and “chief defense” (the primary strategy for protecting oneself from threat). The anxious personality is then built upon this foundation, creating a “three dimensional, multi-sensory hologram” within which one can feel trapped and helpless.
Replete with processes that bring the theoretical background into technicolor, Deconstructing Anxiety provides a clear roadmap to resolving this human dilemma, paving the way to an ultimate and transcendent freedom. Therapists and laypeople alike will find this book essential in helping design a life of meaning, purpose and enduring fulfillment.
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Deconstructing Anxiety By Todd Pressman
The Three Postulates:
1. There is an absolute truth that can be realized. It brings a transcendent experience of fulfillment and is characterized by wholeness, completion, and freedom from limitation. It is our original and natural state.
This is the premise of the book.
2. Fear (anxiety) distorts this truth, fracturing it into partial, relative “truths.” It breaks up the wholeness, leaving us feeling incomplete and vulnerable to suffering. It separates us from our natural state.
This is the theory of the book.
3. Deconstructing anxiety resolves fear’s distortions, opening the way back to absolute truth and returning us to our natural state of fulfillment.
This is the practice of the book.
All of us suffer from anxiety. Not necessarily the clinical type, but anxiety nonetheless. Philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual adepts have always pointed to fear in some form as the fundamental problem of the human condition. Our vulnerability in the face of an unfathomable universe can leave us feeling helpless, exposed, and profoundly overwhelmed. When asking the inevitable existential questions—“Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “Is there meaning to life?” “What is to be done about suffering?” and “How can I be happy?”—we hear our questions echoing in a seemingly endless void. But these questions, the essence of our human predicament, beg for answers. We are compelled to rise above our unknowingness, to find some mastery over our circumstances, no matter how daunting the task. We cannot quit in this; our need for answers will not relent. It is a task worthy of our greatest devotion. In the end, what else really matters? And that is our purpose in coming together here. With the understanding that fear is the fundamental problem in being human, we have our starting point. To pursue this quest, we must fully deconstruct anxiety, reveal its origins and mechanism, and find its resolution. While this book can serve as a manual for those working with identified anxiety, anyone who seeks to resolve suffering in general and discover a true fulfillment in life will find a path here.
The three postulates prepare us for this path. Despite the anxiety that seems inherent in our state of affairs, there is something in the human spirit that yearns for an absolute truth, a transcendent experience beyond fear’s reach. It is a yearning to be whole and fulfilled, to find a unified and harmonious way of being beyond all relative, shifting states. We long to know who we truly are, with a constant and certain sense of self. Exhausted from the ever-fluctuating moods and changing identities of our usual experience, we seek a solid place to stand. We want a satisfaction that does not continually give way to disappointment, to know that we live in more than a random, chaotic universe. We are called to find something greater, something that is, indeed, absolute.
Too often, though, this seems an impossible challenge. We arrive in the world ready to be afraid. Helpless and vulnerable, we are completely dependent on others. Bit by bit, we become caught in a web of defensive postures and self-protective maneuvers to ensure our needs will be met. Fear becomes our chief advisor in this effort. We learn to seek its counsel first in every situation. Its strategies are supposed to provide security but inevitably lock us into evermore-fearful ways of being. Like a hermit crab peering out of its shell, we move through life anxiously looking for signs of danger, ready at an instant to jump back inside and hide behind our door.
This fearful approach to life exacts an extraordinary toll. Its walls of security place blinders on our experience and boundaries on our potential. Like looking into a broken mirror, they fracture the unified truth we seek into many partial views, vacillating perspectives that can leave us hopelessly lost about who we are and how to be happy. We try valiantly to accept that this is the best we can expect—a sort of truce with our suffering—buying into the social conditioning that this is what it means to be “well adjusted.” Still, the need for something greater, for a deep and true fulfillment, will not leave us. And so we live in a constant state of restlessness, complying with fear yet yearning for wholeness.
It has become “fashionable” to accept the inevitability of our human condition, to believe that transcendence and an absolute truth are not possible. We are, as a culture, cynical and suspicious of anything that suggests this transcendent view. Many will vehemently defend their cynicism, but their vehemence gives us cause to question their objectivity. The stance that says we must “accept reality” (while certainly an advance beyond Pollyanna-type thinking) will always leave us unsatisfied, even dejected. And what is the value of accepting a “truth” that does not promote well-being? No matter how convinced we are that there is no absolute truth, we simply cannot rest until we pursue the question further. When negating the possibility of transcendence we must instead ask, Why do I need to defend this position? What is the fear if I at least consider the alternative?
Furthermore, what if the idea that there is no absolute truth is itself a relative truth, the result (as in our second postulate) of hidden fears not fully examined? What if the only reason we have not experienced an ultimate state is that we have not yet fully deconstructed and resolved our fear, seeing it all the way through to its other side (the third postulate)? We cannot afford to predetermine that this goal is out of reach before finding out for ourselves whether this is so.
AN IRREFUTABLE ANSWER!
The second postulate—Fear distorts truth—and the third postulate—Working through fear paves the way to truth—provide the great key to answering these questions. And the answer is irrefutable. For it must be so that fear distorts truth because by definition, fear makes us too afraid to see the truth of things calmly and objectively. Fear causes us to invest ourselves in seeing the truth we wish to see, not the truth that is. This is perhaps the single most important principle we can rely on to find a path to freedom. Simply put, fear makes us afraid to see reality as it is--we need to see it in a way that makes us feel safe. Freeing ourselves from fear, therefore, necessarily reveals the truth behind the distortion. This, then, becomes our task: to let go of any investment in seeing things as we wish to see them, becoming willing to see them as they are, whatever we may discover.
And this applies to how we approach the question of an absolute truth. If we reject the possibility out of hand before adopting such a willingness to consider it, it can only be because there is a hidden investment—a secret need based on fear—making this decision for us. Similarly, if we insist on any particular point of view at all before being willing to be wrong, we may be sure there is an unexamined fear driving the insistence. Our exploration begins with the decision to follow the trail of this fear, deconstructing it all the way to completion so that we may then make a clear assessment of whether the transcendent view we seek is possible.
This point cannot be overstated. If we reject an idea (such as the possibility of an absolute truth), if we cling to a point of view, we must be willing to look at whether we have fully and honestly examined our reasons for doing so. We must always consider whether a hidden fear has us invested in a need to reject a thing, with a secret agenda to preserve our convictions. The only guiding principle we can rely on is that fear obliges us to see what we wish to see, not what is. This becomes our test of truth in every situation. If we want to know whether an absolute truth is possible, we must make certain we are unafraid to consider it. We cannot afford to sell ourselves short in this endeavor. The stakes are no less than our chance for freedom from fear and the discovery of our fulfillment.
And yet the resistance to doing so can be enormous. Wars and crusades have been engaged because of just such an investment in beliefs. It is the source of political partisanship, cultish behavior, and the wide variety of relationship struggles. All of these and more are built on fear’s strategy of self-protection and security. If we seek a true fulfillment, free from the anxiety behind such an approach, we must find our way to resolving the fear that has been distorting our view.
Of course, it can be challenging, to say the least, to break from the consensus. Our enculturation conditions us to buy into the strategy of fear. Seeing everyone around us doing the same, we become afraid of not playing the game of fear! In fact, we are socialized into this from the first moments of our life, as we will see. Nevertheless, we are left exhausted and depressed by this worldview and long for a different approach to life, one that offers the chance to breathe freely once again.
Our postulates propose this alternate approach. Without fear imposing its blinders and distortions, there is nothing to limit our infinite view, a view that explains all relative truths in a sort of unified field theory and shows us the way back to freedom. As with the fractals of chaos theory, when we rise above our fear, we see the tangled web of differences around us resolve into an elegant whole, a whole that is coherent, purposeful, and beautiful. But to attain this view, we must not let a worn-out conviction in fear stop us from even attempting the climb.
Deep within each of us is still the sense of wonder and awe, the love for life, that was natural to us as children. It was then that, as Emily Dickinson (2005) says, we dwelt “in Possibility,” a place where we could spread “wide our narrow Hands / To gather Paradise.” Deconstructing anxiety is how we reawaken this potential. Whether it is an actual memory, perhaps faded into unawareness, or merely a longing waiting to be fulfilled, we will discover that this sense lives within us still. This is not meant as a platitude and is certainly beyond wishful thinking (for it will take courage and honesty to direct our attention to fear). The postulates propose that before the learned repressions of fear, before we became jaded by the heaviness of life and its apparent disappointments, we knew this truth. Again, as I will show, it was completely natural to us. And this, precisely this, is what gives rise to the urge for transcendence of our sorrowful state and the call for a greater fulfillment. Somewhere inside we still know of this fulfillment, though it may be buried under layers of forgotten dreams, painful life experience, or the imposed pain of others who have lived too long under the dictates of fear.
It is my great hope that this book will serve as an instrument for helping people rediscover this potential, this truth that can be known beyond all relative truths. Yes, this book is a program for treating anxiety. But per the postulates, once anxiety is out of the way, transcendence is inevitable. No matter how indoctrinated we may have become by social conditioning, the mass hypnosis that would have us believe such thinking is a fantasy, I invite you to listen deeply to see if there isn’t still a call for this kind of freedom and this kind of fulfillment. The three postulates and the principles in this book lay out the pathway. Let us not close the door on the possibility before finding out if it might just be attainable.
About the Author:
TODD E. PRESSMAN, Ph.D., is a psychologist dedicated to helping people design lives of fulfillment. He is the founder and director of Logos Wellness Center and Pressman and Associates Life Counseling Center. An international speaker and seminar leader, he has presented at the Omega Institute, the New York Open Center, and numerous professional conferences, including the prestigious Council Grove Conference, sponsored by the Menninger Foundation. He has written dozens of articles, educational programs, and two highly acclaimed books, Radical Joy: Awakening Your Potential for True Fulfillment and The Bicycle Repair Shop: A True Story of Recovery from Multiple Personality Disorder. He earned his doctorate in psychology from the Saybrook Institute and an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, has studied under renowned leaders in the Consciousness movement and Gestalt therapy, and has traveled around the world to study the great Wisdom traditions, from Zen Buddhism to fire-walking ceremonies, providing a cross-cultural perspective of the extraordinary capacities of the mind and spirit. He makes his home in Philadelphia.
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What Lies in Paradise by Leah Cupps
Publication date: January 10th 2020 | Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Synopsis: She’s got 400,000 fans. One of them could be the killer.
Instagram Influencer Sydney Evans carefully curates her enviable public persona. Despite being freshly widowed, she’s eager to strike a pose at her best friend’s extravagant destination nuptials. But Sydney’s feed goes dark when she blacks out on the plane, awakening to discover another guest poisoned to death.
With the FBI keen to use Sydney as an insider, she takes the arm of a rookie undercover agent hoping to capture something incriminating. But a deadly run-in exposes a shocking criminal underbelly lurking beneath her own picture-perfect marriage. And if she doesn’t solve the case before her friends tie the knot, the culprit will make sure her next selfie is her last.
Can Sydney catch a murderer or will the wedding become a funeral?
What Lies In Paradise is a fast-paced standalone thriller. If you like real-world issues, lavish socialite parties, and electrifying twists and turns, then you’ll love Leah Cupps’ provocative mystery.
Buy What Lies In Paradise to join a deadly digital whodunit today
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Leah Cupps is an entrepreneur and author. She has built and sold several businesses, and documented the process in her first book #MomLifeInc.
She always has a passion for stories and spends her evenings writing novels. Her debut novel is, What Lies in Paradise, will debut in January, 2020.
She writes Thriller, Mystery, Suspense and Action & Adventure.
Leah's novels are fast-paced, thrillers that will keep you up at night as you can't wait to see what happens in the next chapter.
Leah lives in Indiana with her husband, three young children and two small dogs. When she isn't losing sleep writing her next novel or scaling her next business, she enjoys running and spending time with her family.
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Water’s Fine: Suspense Novel by Janice Coy
Publisher: Independently Published (April 22, 2019) | 312 pages
Category: Suspense, Family Fiction, Women’s Fiction
Tour dates: January/February, 2020
Available in Print and ebook,
Description Water’s Fine: Suspense Novel by Janice Coy
Catalina Rodrigues believes she’s living her best life, traveling to exotic locations around the world as a scuba dive master, spending every moment possible in her beloved ocean.
Bertie Clark is excited for a week-long scuba trip with her husband exploring the underwater wonders of an ocean teeming with life – the Sea of Cortez.
But a tragedy on their dive boat sends both women into uncharted territory, questioning what they’ve always thought to be true, and fostering an unlikely friendship. Will either trust the invitation to “come on in, the water’s fine” again?
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
The Water's Fine is a book full of many aspects of "real life". It addresses the topics of joy, individuality, conflicts, betrayal, trust, true love, acceptance, pursuing one's dreams, discovering what is important and deciding on and setting priorities, adventure and so much more.
Catalina Rodriques and her crew, set off on what is determined to be a small and easily managed deep sea diving voyage. Catalina is delighted with her "easy" group. What seems to be a totally enjoyable expedition, takes an unusual turn, and impacts the lives of many in various ways.
Catalina and one of the passengers develop a special bond which continues when each return to their homes. Many changes are encountered and choices to be made. Where it leads is both joyous and shacking as time goes by.
Join in on this incredible adventure where many lessons are learned and different perspectives are made.
The characters are very personable and well developed. The scenes portrayed in a way the reader can enjoy the adventures.
The Book Cover is eye-catching enough but I feel if the Title had more depth it would attract more "browser interest".
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating for this well-written, interesting tale.
This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Water’s Fine: Suspense Novel by Janice Coy
“I just finished The Water’s Fine by Janice Coy which means I am must bid farewell to the characters I have become attached to and I must close the cover on a plot that kept a firm grasp on my attention and continued to surprise. The act of reading this book can cause laundry to pile up, dust to gather and dirty dishes to dry crusty because one cannot stop reading from chapter to chapter – – from scuba action, to mystery, heartache, friendship, suspense and self discovery.
The author is artfully descriptive in all areas of scene and character development which draws you in and holds you! In fact, I would like to invite you to do a little scuba diving and not get wet? Slip on those fins, adjust your mask, get your regulator set and start reading The Water’s Fine.”- Kjans, Amazon
“Oh wow, what a well written book! Being someone who thinks that scuba diving is too scary to try I was drawn in by the author’s imagery. It captured all the anxiety of “breathing underwater”, the suspense of what dangerous creatures you could encounter as well as the absolute beauty and serenity you could feel while exploring the deep blue sea. I fell in love with her characters and was sucked into the mystery and suspense and enjoyed joining them on their journeys of self discovery, life and loss. I really enjoyed this book.”-Amazon CustomerPraise Smallest of Waves by Janice Coy
“Thanks to Coy’s descriptive, immersive world, the waves of Agave Beach leave a distinct impact in The Smallest of Waves. – Indie Reader
“A seaside mystery with an appealing heroine…Coy uses her beachside setting well, contrasting Agave Beach’s innocent sand castles and clueless tourists with the mysterious ocean – so foreign with its dark depths, sharks, kelp forests, and sea caves.” Kirkus Reviews2017 Finalist San Diego Book Awards Association
Readers often ask where I get my ideas for characters in my novels. Some writers like to make lists of the likes and dislikes of their characters before they start writing their novel. For example, if Mary was the name of the main character or protagonist, the author would check off a list determining whether Mary preferred chocolate or vanilla, and did she like to watch movies that were dramas, actions or comedies. Maybe Mary hates Mexican food and loves the rain. I tried that, and although it was fun, it didn’t work for me.
Luckily, very early in my novel writing, I stumbled upon a workshop led by an accomplished novelist. She taught workshop participants to imagine their characters as babies in a crib. We were to imagine our character babies crying as babies do. Then, we were to imagine how the parents of our character babies responded. Did they rush to the crib immediately? Were they busy working or reading and ignore the baby for a bit? Our character babies were being formed! We were then to imagine our characters in various life stages of growing up. Did they seek attention as the class clown? Or did they prefer to melt into the background? This process revolutionized my character building.
Do I instill bits of my own personality into my characters? Absolutely! Do I model my characters on others I know? Not on purpose, although I’m sure familiar traits sneak in without me realizing it.
One of my novels features a father/daughter duo. Of course, my father wanted to know if I was thinking of him when I created the fictional father. I wasn’t. In fact, my philosophy is to go out of my way to avoid fictional comparison. There’s enough drama in my novels without unintentionally creating some in real life!
Names are very important to me in determining my characters’ personalities. I know my quirkiness about names stems from my own experience. From a very young age, I insisted people call me Janice, not Jan or Janet. Different people with unique personality traits come to mind when I think of someone named Jan or Janet vs. Janice. I can have a (nearly) complete story in my head, but unless I know the main character’s name, I can’t start writing.
I typically don’t choose names of people I’m familiar with as I’ve already developed an opinion (good or bad) about them. Plus, that could get me in trouble with the real person if they don’t like the character with his or her name!
Once I’ve determined an age range for my character, I’ll usually research popular names from that era or culture. Still, the name I finally settle on must resonate within the scope and theme of my story. I’m going to be spending a lot of time with these characters so it’s important for me to be excited about their names.
Readers of “The Water’s Fine” will quickly discover my passion about the connection between names and personalities! I hope readers enjoy the characters in the book (and their names) as much as I do.
About Janice Coy
Award winning Janice Coy is the author of five suspense novels. Her work is also published in four anthologies. She was a finalist at the San Diego Book Awards Association annual contest. She’s received the IndieReader Seal of Approval. A former journalist, Ms. Coy has received several awards for her reporting including a national award for best feature story in a community newspaper.
Ms. Coy is an advanced certified scuba diver; she’s run five half-marathons and summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. She lives in Southern California with her husband.Website | Facebook | Instagram |
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This giveaway is for the winner’s choice of one print or ebook copy of the book. Print is open to Canada and the U.S. only and ebook is available worldwide. There will be 3 winners. This giveaway ends February 27, 2020, midnight pacific time.
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The Permanent Weight Loss Plan: A 10-Step Approach To Ending Yo-Yo Dieting by Dr. Janice Asher; Jae Rivera
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 308 pages | Genre: How-To
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing | Release date: January 2020
Tour dates: January 7 to February 3, 2020
Content Rating: PG
Diets come and go, and the scale needle swings as you drop pounds and then gain them back. But what if there were a weight loss solution for forever? Not another fad diet based on deprivation and restriction, but a holistic system for shedding pounds and maintaining your weight?
In The Permanent Weight Loss Plan, Janice Asher, MD, and Fulbright Open Research Fellow, Jae Rivera, reveal (from their own first-hand experiences) that it’s not just about the food you eat or don’t eat—it’s about a mindset and lifestyle change. After collectively losing 170 pounds and maintaining their weight for years, Janice and Jae share scientific evidence, personal experiences, and practical insights on how you can successfully reframe your relationship with food.
It’s about stopping the shame associated with body size, recognizing instances of disordered eating, equipping yourself with the knowledge of what behaviors contribute to lasting weight loss, and making use of proven strategies. Get actionable tips on how to:
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Meet the Author:
Janice Asher is a gynecologist at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to being a clinician there, she began the MILE (mindful, intuitive living & eating) Program, and the PANDA (Physicians And Nurses Domestic Abuse) Program. She is a co-author and co-editor of a textbook on sexual assault.
Jae Rivera is a biological anthropologist specializing in human osteology. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and continued on to work at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Presently, she is living in Peru analyzing human remains with a Fulbright Open Research Grant. and will begin her PhD when she returns in 2018.
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Stranded At Night (California Express, #1)
by Rebekah Dodson
Publication date: January 4th 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Two days after Christmas, two in the afternoon, two passengers must face the storm to prevail against the darkness.
Maggie Espinoza needs to get away from Portland, Oregon, from a blown out past and a bleak future. She figures taking the Express train to balmy Southern California to start over is just what she needs. Two days after Christmas while everyone is preparing for the New Year, she makes her escape during the worst blizzard the state has ever seen.
Jesse Cabot senses a darkness in fellow passenger Maggie when he sits next to her on the train.
Why is she so haunted and broken?
When the train suddenly stops in the middle of the blizzard weird things start to happen.
Random disappearances, an assault, a body in the snow.
It becomes clear it's up to Jesse and Maggie to find the culprit or face the music on the stranded California Express.
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Rebekah Dodson is a prolific author of over 30 romance, fantasy, and science fiction novels. Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, #1 bestselling Curse of Lanval series, Life After Us series, and several stand alone novels and short stories. She has been writing her whole life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background including education, history, psychology and English, she currently works as a college professor by day and a writer by night.
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Book Title: Revenge by George Lockie
Category: Adult Fiction, 178 pages | Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Austin Macauley | Release date: December 2018
Tour dates: January 6, 2019 to January 17, 2020
Content Rating: PG-13 - M: This is an action thriller involving special forces military. There are scenes of violence, including torture.
Rory Glassen is selected to join an elite SAS cell. They are sent to Libya to seek retribution for the near-death torture of two of their SAS troopers, at the hands of a medieval-run empire led by a despotic Sultan. What was to be a milk-run operation turns sour, as a battle of wits to survive soon develops between two warring factions. Sultan and Rory lock horns, trying to outwit each other and prevent any more deaths. It is only when a most unexpected ally emerges from Rory's distant past, and offers the cell information, that a solution appears. Like worms, they burrow into the catacombs of the old Roman Fort on which the Sultan's Palace is built and seek their revenge.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Rory Glassen, along with others, were appalled at the inhumane torture two of his former colleagues wee put through. Now they were barely alive with the prognosis not looking good. Little did he know he would be asked to come out of retirement to become a part of an elite group to enact retaliation.
For lovers of suspense and action stories, one will not want to miss reading this account of a possible scenario in the world of government and espionage. Every page is packed with action and adventure. There are remarkable twists and turn of events that is sure to keep the reader captivated.
This is a well-thought-out tale, with some insight into the workings of the espionage community.
The characters are very believable and well portrayed. The scenes are easily visualized.
The Cover image is fitting, but doesn't truly depict the story content. The Title is "fitting", also.
The only negative I offer is the beginning failed to truly captivate the reader, but soon the story "came to life" and the rest kept the reader "on the edge of his/her seat".
I rate this novel with Four and a Half Stars.
*This was gifted me with no request for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Meet the Author:
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1941. Married in 1964 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Wife's name is Avril. Has two children, Darren (52) and Vanessa (47). Enjoyed six years' service in the Parachute Regiment in the British Army from 1960 to 65, mainly in the Middle East and Europe. Migrated as a family to Australia, in 1965, seeking new challenges and a different lifestyle in a more exciting environment. Traveled extensively worldwide whilst employed by a major Australian International Packaging Group, as National Operations Manager, a senior management role from 1986 to 2003. Started writing in 1995, as he felt that the Army relationships and strong emotional bonds that are created in life-threatening experiences in the field, had not been exposed, or described adequately, in the novels he had read. His first novel tried to cover that. It takes place post-WWI through to post-WWII. The second novel, a follow-up military story, again covers a subject not exposed as a problem before. His third novel covers a criminal gang and its unique way to produce huge profits from the saddest moments in human life; yet a boon to the medical world. The fourth exposes the world of computer hacking, with a clever killer achieving his aim of executing a crime boss in revenge for his wife's death at his hands. 1st: Eye of the Hunter (Thriller, suspense.) 2nd: Chameleon (Suspense, thriller, crime.) 3rd: Miracle Cure (Military, Crime, Police.) 4th: Furtive Shadows (Military, SAS, MI6) All novels are linked by a common major character, Rory Glassen - a ruthless, dedicated soldier with extraordinary senses and physical attributes gleaned from his childhood upbringing alone in the Scottish Glens.
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