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Randy Overbeck

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Dr. Randy Overbeck is a veteran educator who has served children for more than three decades as a teacher and school leader, winning national recognition and awards for his work. Over that time, he has performed many of the roles depicted in his writing, with responsibilities ranging from coach and yearbook advisor to principal and superintendent. An accomplished writer, he has been published in academia, the popular press and, more recently, in the literary realm. His first novel, Leave No Child Behind, won the 2011 Silver Award for Thriller of the Year from ReadersFavorite.com. His second novel, Blood on the Chesapeake, a ghost story/mystery, was released April, 2019 by the Wild Rose Press, and is the first in a new series called the H
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Randy Overbeck Writer’s block is not usually a problem for me. But occasionally, when I’m at a certain point in the narrative, I’ve been stymied at just how to get m…moreWriter’s block is not usually a problem for me. But occasionally, when I’m at a certain point in the narrative, I’ve been stymied at just how to get my character to do A or how to get him/her to B. Most of the time I’ve been fortunate. I can usually work on another part of the manuscript and my mind subconsciously works out a solution. I’m able to work through it, but while I’m in the midst of the problem, it can be pretty thorny.
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Randy Overbeck That’s easy. I write for myself, because I have something to say. But nothing in my writing life has brought me more joy than seeing how much my reade…moreThat’s easy. I write for myself, because I have something to say. But nothing in my writing life has brought me more joy than seeing how much my readers LOVE my work. After my first book, Leave No Child Behind, was published, I received scores of emails from readers telling how much they enjoyed it and how it scared them to death. (It’s supposed to scare them.) Several years later, I still keep and re-read those emails.
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Blood on the Chesapeake

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New Years Resolutions Fun

Well, 2020 is finally done, over, caput. Thank God. Sometimes it felt like it would last forever. And with the turning of the calendar comes the inevitable onslaught of New Year’s Resolutions, you know, those casual promises we make on January 1 that we’re under no legal obligation to fulfill. This year, with everything we’ve been through, I thought we all might benefit from a little more RELIEF t

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A COLLEGE PROF WHO IS SOMEONE ELSE ENTIRELY

Jack Mars’ Agent Zero begins with an interesting, though mundane, college classroom exchange between Professor Reid Lawson and his history students about pirates, the original terrorists of the sea—a clever
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Nothing to Lose by Lee Child
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A DEPENDABLE JACK REACHER VEHICLE

Less Child’s Nothing to Lose is, more than anything else, a dependable vehicle to extend the story of his hero, Jack Reacher. Child has found a formula his fans love: take his hero, drop him somewhere in the country
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The Suicide Gene by C.J. Zahner
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A TRULY TWISTED MYSTERY

C.J. Zahner’s The Suicide Gene is a harrowing trip into some twisted minds and wounded psyches, all hidden inside a multi-layered whodunnit…or perhaps a “what really happened.” Her mystery and suspense thriller unravels the ta
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An Eye-Opening Look at 16th Century Europe—A Scary Premonition for Today

I just completed A Column of Fire by Ken Follett, the third in the Pillars of the Earth trilogy. Even though my reading of the first two was quite a while ago (Column of Fire has
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I just completed A Column of Fire by Ken Follett, the third in the Pillars of the Earth trilogy. Even though my reading of the first two was quite a while ago (Column of Fire has
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The Rope by Nevada Barr
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AN INTERESTING ORIGIN STORY

As a long time fan of Anna Pigeon, the crime fighting park ranger who seems to find danger in whatever park she is stationed, this read was an easy choice for me. THE ROPE tells the story of how the young Anna, a former st
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LONG RANGE IS A SURE SHOT
I just completed C J Box’s newest entry in his Joe Picket series, LONG RANGE, and I was not disappointed. The novel starts with one of the most unusual first chapters I’ve encountered. This short chapter (six pages) has all t
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A JOURNEY IN DISTACE AND HEART

Cinnamon & Sugar by R.W. Richard is an interesting NA take on intermingling romance, suspense and social commentary. I was intrigued by the set up in the very first chapter. A beautiful black teenager, Alicia, participa
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AN UNLIKELY ROMANCE–-WITH A TOUCH OF PARANORMAL

Jan Stiles’ new novel, Ghostly Interference, is an interesting combination of romance, suspense and paranormal, though readers may be surprised with the mix. If readers come in search of major “woo-hoo”
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Lee Iacocca
“In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.”
Lee Iacocca

George Burns
“Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.”
George Burns

“I only go through life looking through the front windshield, not the back or side view mirror.”
General Colin Powell

“I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing Silent Night.”
Anonymous

Stephen King
“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
Stephen King




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