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New Review of The Analyst

The Analyst is Dr. Russell Conrad, a university professor and Director of the university’s think tank on International Economics and Governments. He counts high level members of the CIA as friends and colleagues who call on his expert knowledge of … Continue reading

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Civil War Roundtable of St. Louis

A big thanks to the Civil War Roundtable of St. Louis for inviting me to speak on May 24, 2017. There was an excellent turnout and we sold twenty-three books. Congratulations on the roundtable’s Sixtieth Anniversary. Thanks for all the … Continue reading

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Presentations on May 17 and May 18, 2017

I had two interesting and enjoyable presentations this week. On Wednesday, I spoke to a writing group, Writer’s Block, about the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet. I read some sections from my political thriller novel, The Analyst, and explained how I … Continue reading

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The Civil War Round Table of St. Louis

I am looking forward to speaking to The Civil War Round Table of St. Louis on May 24, 2017. Please check the round table site for details. I hope to have time to visit several Civil War sites in the … Continue reading

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Presentation at the Civil War Roundtable of Little Rock, Arkansas

A big thank you to the Civil War Roundtable of Little Rock, Arkansas. Sharlyn and I really appreciated your hospitality and help.  It was great meeting all of you. A special thanks to Lonnie Spikes for all of his help … Continue reading

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Aging Photographs of Ebenezer Allen

I had some more fun with the pictures of me as Ebenezer Allen. With the help of my Photoshop-savvy granddaughter Nikky, we made the images of Ebenezer Allen look antique. The instructions for doing this came from a Youtube clip. … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Allen Visits Collin College

On March 29, 2017, I presented my class on “Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy” to students in the SAIL program at Collin College. I departed from the usual format in my classes and taught the class as a … Continue reading

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