Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to telling the story of American Law Enforcement and making it safer for those who serve.
CLICK ON PHOTO ABOVE to visit the NLEOMF website.
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In 1997, the year that fictional Vermont State Trooper Bruce Sutton dies in the line of duty, 175 actual U.S. and Canadian law enforcement officers died in the real world.
In the most recent year with data available (2019), four U.S. Law Enforcement Officers were killed in the line of duty while performing unspecified investigative activities. (Source: Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2019, U.S. Dept. of Justice / FBI annual report)
Teens are sometimes independent and adventure-prone. Willful, experimental, and thrill-seeking behavior are normal parts of growing up, but they can lead to risky or even damaging choices and activities.
ParentUpVT.org provides simple and direct advice for how to spot, prevent, and address potential problems. We all want our families to succeed, but we are not always equipped with all the tools, knowledge or temperament to make that easy... and a perfectly normal teenager can make that seem impossible on some days! That's okay, it feels impossible for the teenager, too. Children are our gift to the future, and ParentUp has some good advice for protecting and polishing that treasure.
Check out the webpage link to the right if you have questions or concerns about your teen and mental wellness or substance abuse.
The NDVH envisions a world where all relationships are positive, healthy, and free from violence. Advocates at NDVH answer the call to support and shift power back to those affected by relationship abuse.
Erin's adventure starts with a dream and a plan, and goes horribly awry... If you feel events spiraling out of your control, get out, get away, reach out, or get help.
NDVH has a list of local resources, close to you, and also a telephone and TTY hotline staffed 24/7.
Don't be a victim. If you're part of the problem, or wonder if you are: change. You can.
Only trains belong on the tracks - not pedestrians.
Be extra careful around railroad tracks. One mistake can have lifetime consequences.
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Writing a story, and then a book , and then publishing, then turning it all into a brand of books which I had to learn to market... well, it's been a long and winding road. But there's been a lot of fun and adventure along the way, for the author-publisher as well as for readers! And I've gotten a lot of help, for which I am grateful.
Like the website? Thank GODADDY! the GoDaddy Website Builder made creating this whole thing a snap - even for a first-timer!
Thanks to SMARTSIGN LLC for manufacturing that old-style, pre-DOT "winding road" sign, and for permission to reproduce a photo of the sign on the cover of one of my books!
Thanks to PIXABAY, a royalty-free photo-sharing website.
Thanks to Robert Karkowski for making his great moon/clouds photo available on the Pixabay site.
Thanks to the Editorial Reviewers and their readers, who've provided insightful and important encouragement, feedback, and sometimes critical comment that is nevertheless helpful!
Thanks to my wife for putting up with the grumbling stormclouds, demons, and constant questions when I'm revising and formatting another book.
Thanks to readers - without you this would just be a time-consuming hobby art project!
Smashwords is the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks. The Smashwords team makes it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks to the major retailers and thousands of libraries.
My E-book's primary distributor is SMASHWORDS. Smashwords is an on-line book retailer and distributor that makes it easy for authors to publish and sell E-books from home. I owe Mark Coker and his team a big thanks for giving me the tools and platform that I needed to quickly pivot from a "print" edition to a "Social-Distancing-Approved" E-book edition in just a short week. Thanks, Mark and company! Smashwords can tell you much more about buying and selling books with "the world's largest distributor of Indie e-books." Click on the link below to visit SMASHWORDS.
The AMAZON KINDLE device is an immensely popular reader that is closely tied to Amazon's online book retailing operation. I made "Heaven's Door, a Novel" available to readers who prefer their Kindle by publishing concurrently with Amazon, as well as my primary distributor. Publishing for the Kindle is made easy by Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform. Click on the link below to visit KDP.
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