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The Ancient Whisper is fast-paced, mystery and suspense trilogy, with a splash of international intrigue as Ellen narrowly escapes an explosion. Abducted during a botched murder attempt, she enters the Witness Protection Program then finds that she was duped by the FBI and a genuine CIA team informs her that her kidnappers have ties to the Middle East. Ellen is pitted against an endless stream of nefarious villains and characters and through her courage and perseverance, she is able to outwit them all, in order to save herself and her family. Then she discovers that something big is going down.
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Whispered Dreams focuses on Ellen’s son, Jason, who is every bit as headstrong as his mother. Meanwhile, the CIA uncovers a plot to kill Jason, due to his heritage, from his Middle East cousins. Jason learns that the Monarchy of Obagur is threatened, and he feels compelled to become involved. Ellen starts to worry when Jason misses their usual time to connect. Days pass without word and when the unthinkable happens, Ellen refuses to attend Jason’s memorial service, because she knows Jason may still be alive - but no one believes her.
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Journey of a Thousand Steps takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. After several years with no new information about Jason, Ellen desperately wants closure to this madness called life and vows to never give up her search. A documentary about a super cyclone that devastated islands, west of Fiji catches her attention which re-energizes a possible new theory. As Ellen takes matters into her own hands, she embarks on a journey to find her son. When her husband finds out, she dares him to find her. As her deadline approaches, Ellen must either find Jason or let him go. When she returns home with a storm survivor, this becomes the hardest journey the family will ever face.
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David was a musically gifted man with a thriving career and family life. National Award-Winning author, M.A. Appleby, uniquely documents their journey when her son suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury.
Marjorie’s poignant story includes Brain Injury Tool Kit & the 10 Keys to Recovery that summarizes their discovery and coping mechanisms. Travel with the family as their faith in God was tested, which kept them going on their way to raising David again. The purpose is to bring Brain Injury Awareness to the public and assist others through the process.
Brain Injury can come from the following: Acquired (ABI), concussion, a stroke, aneurysm, Improvised Explosive Device (IED), a Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), caused from a brain illness, or a blunt force trauma to the head called a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Resources gave Marjorie a host of tools to combat a multitude of problems. Each injury is unique; there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution, rather, it takes a combination of things.
Brain Injury is unique to the individual and there may be a host of symptoms that can affect vision, hearing, memory, taste, smell, spasticity, and debilitating headaches, just to name a few.
Marjorie’s suggestions on how to beat ‘caregiver burnout’ will inspire and amuse you.
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THE 3-PART - SPIRIT OF THE SOUTHWEST SERIES - THESE ARE THE STORIES OF OUR FIRST NATIVE AMERICANS; THEIR IMPACT ON OUR CULTURE, THEIR IMPRESSIVE ART, AND THE LEGACY OF TRADITIONS AND MONUMENTS THAT MADE AMERICA WHAT IT IS TODAY ARE EXPLORED.
Ms. Appleby weaves a thought-provoking 3-part series using our Native Americans as a backdrop to the Legend of Bear Paw, as book two and three takes the reader to the factual tale of how the greatest haul of Native American artifacts was discovered. From National Parks to the Grand Canyon, to Wounded Knee to the Crazy Horse Monument, as precious artifacts are being sold on the black market. An 8-member team tries to find the artifacts before the thieves threaten to sell them.
Heidi, a descendant of Chief Joseph on her mother’s side, wants to help manage what is left of her ancestral lands and natural resources by becoming a National Park Ranger. Calling upon her Native American abilities, she excels at Fire Science and Search And Rescue training. Heidi’s inherited qualities generates jealousy from two students who are vying for the same assignment. After achieving the posting to a fire tower called Red Hill, Heidi and fellow Ranger, Stephany, encounter the park’s resident grizzly. This causes Heidi to recall her grandmother’s story of the ancient Legend of Bear Paw. Unexplained events then begin to happen at the tower.
Using her talents, Heidi excels in her watch-tower duties as her German ingenuity, inherited from her father’s side, make the cabin tower more habitable. Together with Stephany’s help, they live off-the-grid, exceeding expectations. After Stephany has a suspicious accident that prevents her from returning to her duties, Heidi’s sense of responsibility causes her to remain at the tower. Dealing with new problems by herself that have escalated to a deadly level, Heidi prepares to protect herself with a break-action shotgun, as the tower steps vibrate indicating something very large approaches.
HISTORICAL-FICTION/Adventure/Environmental Resources/Native Americans/Indian Artifacts/Innovations/Fire Science
Nathan Erskine is a criminal profiler and behavioral specialist who discovers he is Native American through genetic testing. His friend, Jack enlists his help to trace jewelry with high percentages of cadmium to one of his students.
That investigation leads Nate to Miriam, a Native American archaeologist who is perplexed about a string of Native American Indian Museum thefts. These are tied into unsolved murder cases and eventually takes them back to the cadmium-laced jewelry.
After a Peace Pipe is discovered next to a brutal murder on a Yavapai-Apache Nation Reservation, the cases of missing ancient Indian artifacts begin to increase which is a clear violation of the Antiquities Act of 1906.
Miriam and Nate take a trip to ancient cliff dwellings where he demonstrates his drone’s capabilities and where she urges him to embrace his Navajo heritage.
Nate’s sons, Ben and William, are part of a Navy special operations team that becomes involved when they link the cadmium jewelry to one of their international investigations.
Together, they form an eight-member team called Project NAIL when the thefts become more extensive than anyone realizes. When a priceless ancient Kachina doll is stolen, the team wades through the more than 150 Indian Museums in an attempt to stem the flow of stolen objects, but it comes with a hefty price.
HISTORICAL-FICTION/Adventure/Archaeology/Southwest Indian Monuments/Criminal Science/Museums/Ancient Artifacts
After embarking on a ‘journey of his soul’ during a purification ceremony, Nate receives the first of several letters from the thieves Project NAIL identifies as the Three Dogs. Jack, Nate, and Miriam are instructed to retrieve artifacts from the City of the Giants before they are sold on the black market.
Refusing to comply, Nate receives a scathing note from the Three Dogs, and a few weeks later, they each receive mysterious packages containing various items. Miriam doesn’t hold back her opinion when they are told to go to Wounded Knee Memorial in South Dakota during the coldest time of the year.
In preparation for this encounter, Nate and his twin sons, Ben and William, build drones to use in capturing the thieves, but they hadn’t bargained for a full-blown snow storm, nor being directed to another location to retrieve the artifacts from a Museum nearly 100 miles away.
Project NAIL invents a procedure to mark objects being sorted in a Utah warehouse; the result of a huge sting operation that netted tens of thousands of ancient artifacts, some missing from domestic museums for over 40 years. Then the group decides to sell kits to stem the flow of missing pieces.
Ben and William reveal they are with an organization the Navy calls CounterSpace, which is part of the Office of Planetary Protection and they come together with the Project NAIL members to outwit the Three Dogs. One of them is captured at the Crazy Horse Monument and another at Mesa Verde, where the group discovers there are more members than the three they were aware of, but it’s too late as the thieves make several fatal mistakes.
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