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Brian Kannard

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After pursuing a degree in Finance and Economics at David Lipscomb University, Brian ran small business concerns for three years and entered the world of corporate management in 1998 for an eleven-year tour. In 2009, Brian left his management career to finish his first book, Skullduggery: 45 True Tales of Disturbing the Dead, and in early 2010, opened the independent publishing house Grave Distractions Publications. In the last three years, Grave Distractions has published over fifty books for nineteen different authors, including the works of Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Dr. Robert Eisenman of the University of California, Long Beach and American History Professor Dr. James T. Baker of Western Kentucky University. Brian also does freelance wri ...more

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Steinbeck: Citizen Spy

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Faith for a Dark Saturday

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Was John Steinbeck a CIA Spy?

The Steinbeck Now website was kind enough to post a guest article about my latest book, Steinbeck Citizen Spy. Here's the piece in it's entirety.

My discovery of John Steinbeck’s connection to the CIA could be described as payback for a youthful The Grapes of Wrath in high school, I skipped the “turtle” and other chapters that seemed to me superfluous to the plot line of the Joads’ journey west. Th Read more of this blog post »
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