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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
August Events at Schuler Books & Music, Okemos #michlit #michigan #bookstores
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Schuler Books & Music | 1982 Grand River Ave | Okemos | MI | 48864
Talk and Signing with Thomas W. Young, author of Silent Enemy Friday, August 12th at 7:00 pm
Air Force Major Michael Parson is back from 2010's The Mullah's Storm along with Army Sergeant Major Sophia Gold. Sergeant Gold now teaches at the Afghan National Police training facility in Kabul, and she and her students become victims of a bomb attack that destroys their headquarters. While Gold is not seriously hurt, several of her cadets are not so lucky. Michael Parson, who just four years prior had singlehandedly saved Gold's life after she was kidnapped by terrorists, is also in Afghanistan and is ready to help get these victims to a military medical base in Germany. As Parson and his crew ready his trusted C-5 Galaxy for what should be a short and uneventful flight, they soon realize that the skies hold a deadly threat of their own.
Author Thomas W. Young made his bestselling debut in last year's The Mullah's Storm, which earned a wealth of praise for its hard-hitting action and authenticity. Young's background in the military and as a journalist have prepared him well for a career writing engrossing military thrillers set against the backdrop of the war on terror. This is ground - and air- he knows all too well.
Talk and Signing with Steve Miller, author of Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender Wednesday, August 17th at 7:00 pm
Sarah Pender, now 32 years of age and at one time a pre-physics student at Purdue University, was convicted in 2002 of the brutal double murder of two of her roommates and sentenced to 110 years in prison. Using her manipulative skills, Pender, an attractive, outgoing, and former honors student, was able to escape from prison and elude authorities for 136 days through a cleverly designed network of friends, disposable cell phones, and the support of a wealthy sex addict who fell for her after a satisfying threesome sexual encounter. Girl, Wanted is a gripping, page by page account of the murders, the escape, and Sarah's 136 days on the lam.
Steve Miller is an investigative reporter and has 18 years of experience in daily newspaper and magazine reporting and writing. Miller has covered countless trials and murder cases, including serving time as a court and cops beat reporter at the Dallas Morning News and writing about numerous national crimes as a national reporter for the Washington Times, People magazine and U.S. News and World Report. He is co-author of A Slaying in the Suburbs: The Tara Grant Murder.
Talk and Signing with James Reeves, author of The Road to Somewhere: An American Memoir Saturday, August 27th at 7:00 pm
One day James A. Reeves realized that he no longer understood his country or what he should be doing in it. There was a time when the road to manhood was clear -- go to war, find a job with a big company, wear a tie, and start a family -- but then the wars got strange and companies changed. He decided to go for a drive to clear his head. What resulted is a scattershot journey spanning five years, forty thousand miles, twelve speeding tickets, and several moments of unexpected kindness through the neon corridors and dark corners of America.
Reeves drove along the back roads taking pictures and looking for answers, kept company by the nervous chatter of talk radio and the ambient drone of twenty-four-hour diners, as he drifted toward a slow reckoning with his own compulsions and sudden loss.