Christian F. Burton

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Christian F. Burton is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. As a member of the air force intelligence community, his military service included stops in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, South Korea, Japan, and Germany. He leveraged his experiences overseas in crafting this novel.

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Christian F. Burton I had a number of story lines that I could work on, so if I got stuck on one, I could always switch to another. However, as the story grew, there were…moreI had a number of story lines that I could work on, so if I got stuck on one, I could always switch to another. However, as the story grew, there were times I felt a bit overwhelmed. Ultimately, I purchased a laptop so that I could write wherever and whenever I had the time. Then, I concentrated on one story line at a time.(less)
Christian F. Burton As a new father and stay-at-home dad, I started writing 13 years ago. My father-in-law had self-published a series of books. If he could do it, I…moreAs a new father and stay-at-home dad, I started writing 13 years ago. My father-in-law had self-published a series of books. If he could do it, I figured I could as well. However, as my oldest daughter grew and became more active, I became frustrated with the writing process and gave up. This cycle repeated itself 5 years later with my youngest daughter. When she entered preschool, I decided to give writing one more try. I purchased a laptop and began writing again. With the laptop, I worked on my book while sitting in the school carpool lane. I typed away while sitting in the bleachers at my daughters' swim practices. In the fall of 2012, I was finally finished. I had my manuscript critiqued by a published author. It was over 200,000 words long. Aside from pointing out that my manuscript was way too long, the critique helped me focus on my strongest characters. After chopping, re-writing, chopping, re-writing, editing, re-writing, and editing, I finally had a finished product. (less)
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Energy Dependence Day

3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Blame Game

Will we ever stop playing the Blame Game?

The national debt of the United States is closing in on $20 trillion dollars. It must be somebody's fault. Is it the Republican's fault, the Democrat's fault, the Mexicans, the Muslims, the CEO's, the unions, the rich, or the poor? There must be someone to blame. Click here to find out who's at fault. Read more of this blog post »
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“How long will we stand in silence while half of our nation is chained by ancient, outdated laws? How long will we close our eyes to a tribal mentality that subjugates women in the most base and dehumanizing ways? How long will we hide in the shadows while the ruling elites bask in the rays of wealth and privilege?”
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“The professor stared straight ahead. He felt Husam's eyes upon him. He clenched his hands together tightly, lest their shaking reveal everything.”
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“Look at me, Nasim. Faith is not always easy. Sometimes, doing the right thing hurts. While revenging your brother's death might fill a temporary void, it would only contribute to the cycle of violence that took your brother's life in the first place. More than likely, you would hurt someone who knew nothing of you brother's death. You would hurt someone who had contributed nothing to your pain, and then what? How are they to react? Where do they turn for justice? More violence?”
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“How long will we stand in silence while half of our nation is chained by ancient, outdated laws? How long will we close our eyes to a tribal mentality that subjugates women in the most base and dehumanizing ways? How long will we hide in the shadows while the ruling elites bask in the rays of wealth and privilege?”
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“You can tell Allah that when he judges you. Explain how you helped them build their obscene wealth. Explain how you helped them dole out scraps to the general population in order to keep it in check. Explain how you looked the other way while your employers raped the holy land for their own benefit and enjoyment. And why did you look the other way? So you could keep your modest civil servant post. Take the money,” Siraj insisted as he pushed it across the table. “You've done more to earn it than I have.”
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“Eyes closed, she let her pain float away with the prayers, higher and higher, around the mosque's minarets, and up to the sky. She thought about the old Arabic saying that a woman has only two exits. One exit leads from my father's house to my husband's. The other leads from my husband's house to my grave. I'm not ready for the second exit yet.”
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“Look at me, Nasim. Faith is not always easy. Sometimes, doing the right thing hurts. While revenging your brother's death might fill a temporary void, it would only contribute to the cycle of violence that took your brother's life in the first place. More than likely, you would hurt someone who knew nothing of you brother's death. You would hurt someone who had contributed nothing to your pain, and then what? How are they to react? Where do they turn for justice? More violence?”
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“You can tell Allah that when he judges you. Explain how you helped them build their obscene wealth. Explain how you helped them dole out scraps to the general population in order to keep it in check. Explain how you looked the other way while your employers raped the holy land for their own benefit and enjoyment. And why did you look the other way? So you could keep your modest civil servant post. Take the money,” Siraj insisted as he pushed it across the table. “You've done more to earn it than I have.”
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“While Kalila didn't quite know what she wanted, she knew what she didn't want. She didn't want to live a charade. She didn't want a marriage of convenience where you were together but alone.”
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“Is it really Allah's will, that none shall thrive, except the chosen hive? Islam is the one true religion, not a system of oppression. Islam is the one true religion, not a veil to persecution. Safa's tears fall. Still they fall. Fall on you. Fall on me. Safa's tears call. Still they call. Out to you. Out to me. Safa's tears weep. Still they weep. Weep for you. Weep for me.”
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