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Albinos in Tanzania

Can you imagine living every day in fear? That’s the way the albinos in Tanzania have to live because their bodies are sought after for use in witchcraft. More than 60 albinos have been murdered in the last 4 years. They have been chopped up and their […]

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Revisiting Old Stores

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity of returning to two Barnes and Noble stores that I haven’t been to in a while, Fullerton and Long Beach Towne Center. I have spent a lot of time in these stores in the past signing my first two […]

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Federal Prison Visit

Last week I was invited by the California Writers Club, High Desert Branch, (CWC) to speak to a group of inmates at the Federal Prison. It was quite an interesting experience. The hardest part was getting inside. First, you go inside the front door, fill out forms, […]

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Barnes & Noble at Palm Desert

I spent three days at Barnes & Noble in Palm Desert last week.It was the first Meet & Greet  I have done with the new book, The Advocate’s Conviction. I was thoroughly amazed at the number of readers from the desert that came in the store to […]

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Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN

Nick Valentino & Elizabeth Darvill A couple of weeks ago I had the good fortune to attend the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN. It was my first trip to the festival and my second to Nashville, but the city had changed quite a bit since […]

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First Reader Review on “The Advocate’s Conviction”

This is the first email I received from a reader for The Advocate’s Conviction: “Good book…if I had to chose, it’s my favorite of the 3…although 2 was right up there also, not that I didn’t like no.1 too. Good to see JP have a bit more […]

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Enter to Win a FREE NOOK

Enter to Win a FREE NOOK! Three easy steps! 1. Write a review of “The Advocate’s Conviction” (It can be as short or as long as the site permits.) 2. Post it on any website such as amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, goodreads, etc., or any blog. 3. Send the […]

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The Advocate’s Conviction–Sneak Peak

The Advocate’s Convictions releases this Saturday, October 22, 2011!  Prologue  The fourteen-year-old girl struggled to break free from the bindings on her hands and feet. One woman on each arm held her as she fought. Her feet were in stirrups, and the unbearable pain shot through her abdomen. […]

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Identity Theft Among Foster Children

Most of you know that identity theft is a real problem complicated by today’s technology. But it’s not all about the cyber space. Identity theft has been going on for years in the real world. What many of you may not know is that children are attractive […]

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A Weekend in Torrance at Barnes & Noble

I had yet another incredible weekend in the Barnes & Noble store in Torrance. The staff there is so wonderful and the readers have become my friends. I get hugs from some of the regulars and lots of smiles from readers. There is one special lady (we’ll […]

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