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Dangerous Ground with author Laura Bennet, on The Shocking Truth of Child Sex Trafficking

Laura Bennet writes about hope, healing and redemption. She is the author of The Miracle of Us: Confessions of an Online Dater, Voices of the Past, Rachel’s Son and Dangerous Ground. She lives in Southwest Florida where she basks in tropical warmth with her husband and two youngest, teenaged children. When she’s not writing, she enjoys walking on the beach, photographing nature, playing guitar, watching hockey, her once-a-week mocha, and of course, reading. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You can read her blog or book Laura to speak by visiting her at www.laurabennet.com. Get help writing or editing your next novel by joining her “Real Time Writers” Facebook group. Laura loves hearing from her readers.

Choose Life with Author of Carissa's Law Misty Boyd

Misty Boyd was born in August of 1983 with spina bifida, the same birth defect as her main character, Carissa, in her novel, “Carissa's Law.” Upon her arrival, her parents were told she would not live through the night and, if she did, she would be mentally and physically challenged and dependent on others her entire life. They were told she would never walk, talk or feed herself. She would only sit in her wheelchair and be dependent on them for her every need. Her parents were given the option to withhold feeding and let her die. This option was deemed unacceptable and Misty was medically treated at a different local hospital.

Fast forward 34 years...Misty is happy and healthy. There have been obstacles along the way but she walks, talks and is fully independent, with no significant mental challenges. She is married to a supportive husband, and is an incurable lover of Jesus and hedgehogs. Misty is a Christian, and her relationship with God is very important to her. Today Misty share' her latest novel:  “Carissa's Law.”

An Iranian Immigrant's Journey to Find Hope and Happiness with Marina Shakour Haber

Marina Shakour Haber was born in Tehran, Iran; spent her youth in Munich, Germany; took her education to Paris, France; and continued her studies in Vancouver, Canada before settling in America in 1987 to pursue her dreams of starting her own business. 

Shakour Haber is now an author and speaker whose life’s purpose is to open people’s minds to the untapped wealth and abundance waiting to be discovered when they break away from restricting beliefs. She wrote Dream A Better Dream to help people transform the negativity of our society into one of hope and great new potential.  www.dreamabetterdreamnow.com

Jeff Kirkham, Green Beret and author of Black Autumn: A Post-Apocalyptic Saga

Jeff Kirkham served almost 29 years as a Green Beret doing multiple classified operations for the US government.  He is the proverbial brains behind ReadyMan's survival tools and products and is also the inventor of the Rapid Application Tourniquet (RATS).  Jeff has graduated from numerous training schools and accumulated over 8 years "boots on the ground" in combat zones, making him an expert in surviving in war torn environments.

He is known for his love of the AK-47 and dislike of the M4 and he spent the majority of the last decade as a member of a counter terrorist unit, working in combat zones doing a wide variety of operations in support of the GWOT.   Jeff spends his time, tinkering, inventing, writing and helping out his immigrant Afghan friends who he lived and fought side by side with for over a decade. His true passion is his family and spending quality time with his wife and sons. Jeff shares details into his latest novel: "Black Autumn: A Post-Apocalyptic Saga" BlackAutumn.com

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A New Role Model for Teens, with Tal Tsfany sharing his new YA novel Sophie

When Tal Tsfany was looking for books with role models for his three children, he had a difficult time. He couldn’t find many stories with strong, virtuous role models, so he decided to make his own! The title character of Sophie embodies integrity, independence, and rationality. Sophie’s story portrays the importance of discovering and practicing the right principles.

Tsfany is an entrepreneur and an executive in the computer software industry. He received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and master’s in business administration. He is the proud father of Ron, Shiri, and Yael.  

About the Novel: Sophie is a 13-year-old refugee from Syria who escaped with her sick mother to the U.S. As an illegal immigrant, Sophie is trying to avoid deportation while dealing with hardships and conflicts in her own unique way.

Leo, Sophie's best friend, tells the story from his point of view. While doing so, he is learning and introspecting, trying to understand Sophie's approach to life.

Sophie is illustrated by my son Ron, a (and I'm very objective...) talented young illustrator who captures the essence of Sophie, Leo, and their unique relationship. www.sophie-book.com