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  July 2015 issue

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What is the purpose of his blog?

1. To introduce YOU to new (to me) authors I’ve come across in my wanderings through books and the cyberforest.

2. To provide a platform (battered old homemade soapbox) for authors to introduce themselves to you. (See my Contact Me Section for Guest Author article Guidelines)

3. As an informal information service to authors, poets, or anyone else who is thinking of becoming a published person of that ilk.

4. To promote FUN and an OASIS OF CALM and Font of useful Knowledge andTips for Indies (please do NOT feed my naughty chimps or they may follow you home) from the woes and stresses of the real world.

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Charles Ray

North Potomac, Maryland

Charles Ray served 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1982 with the rank of major. His assignments, around the world, included two tours in Vietnam. In 1982, he joined the U.S. Foreign Service, and spent the next 30 years as an American diplomat in posts in Asia and Africa, and assignments in the United States. He was the first U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam (1998-2001), and served as American ambassador to Cambodia (2002-2005) and Zimbabwe (2009-2012). From 2006 - 2009 he was deputy assistant secretary of defense for POW/Missing Personnel Affairs, and director of the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO).
Since retirement from government in 2012, he has been engaged in consulting, lecturing and public speaking, and writing. He works with several Department of Defense agencies on the interagency aspects of personnel recovery, and with the American Foreign Service Association and the American Academy of Diplomacy on issues relating to professionalization of foreign policy and ethics.
A writer of fiction and nonfiction, Ray is the author of the e-book mystery series featuring DC-based PI Al Pennyback, and two books on leadership, "Things I Learned From My Grandmother About Leadership and Life" and "Taking Charge: Effective Leadership for the Twenty-first Century." I'm currently expanding the Al Pennyback series, and have done a series of short stories on

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Author Jaq D. Hawkins writes a book ~ Dance of the Goblins

They say that the earth shifts on its axis every 200,000 years...

When the planet shifted, most of the surface dwellers were destroyed. The few pockets of survivors were left without technology and little supplies, but they built a simple feudal society on the rubble of the city.

Meanwhile the creatures in the deep places moved closer to the surface, taking over the old underground transport tunnels abandoned by the humans. Their own Shamanic way of life had survived only by staying out of sight of the humans who habitually killed what they did not understand.

Five generations of humans passed and the descendants of survivors settled into a way of life that was simple but satisfying, until one day a man wandered into one of the old tunnels...

Author Jaq is from Buckinghamshire

  • United Kingdom

  • She joined PnPAuthors Promotions and we are proud to have her, a great writer, with PnPAuthors...