Author, Historian, Lecturer, Harle Hope Hanson Tinney was the longest resident of Belcourt Castle from 1960 to 2012.
With some new stories and pictures, the third edition of THE GHOSTS OF BELCOURT CASTLE recounts stories of apparitions seen, heard, and experienced in Newport, Rhode Island’s “Gilded Age” mansion of the Belmont Family. Belcourt stood empty for fifteen years until the Tinney Family purchased it in 1956. A residence and showplace, the castle was furnished with antiques from thirty-three countries and some of them were HAUNTED.
Michael Wayne Templeton
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Michael Wayne Templeton is a Vietnam veteran with an Army Commendation Medal. After he returned from Vietnam, he served as a United States Army Avionics instructor for a year. He was also a Digital Logics instructor for the Marine Corps and later became an FAA Academy instructor, developer and programmer. At FAA HQ, he was the Field Instructor Team Lead for 23 Standard Terminal Automation Radar System (STARS) instructors. After retiring from the FAA at age 55, he attended seven different driver education schools and became Chief Operations Officer and Lead Classroom and Driving Instructor of his own school; the Coastal Academy for Driver Education, Training and Safety (CADETS).
Anwar Ahmad Abdullah
Anwar Ahmad Abdullah is the author of EAST WEST SWORD & WORD; albeit an outcome of his long and painful search for truth; East and West.
After 12 years of high education along with 40 years experiences, he is now a senior adviser on sustainable development. Spending half of his life in the East so pregnant with so many taboos and the rest in the West of too much freedom, his 20 years of drafting a single book has ended up with many discoveries. Among them, perhaps nothing necessitates the coming back sagacity save this sorrowful modernity. In that, an oft longing for the sense of belonging has dramatized his search for truth, East and West. While knowledge of man has paved his way for the search of subjective truth all in its fragmentary parts, only the spiritual learning could gain him a bird’s eye view, and almost the Sufi’s swan-wings so as to wander with all the birds of love towards the wisdom of understanding the whole. And henceforth, the author has taken the task hereby of seeking an answer to the outcry of M. Gellman on “who dears to take a crude look at the whole”.
The author has come into conclusion that the Western mood of “living well” and the Eastern longing for “dying well” can be brought together under the ideal of Monotheism, at large. And yet as the man of science has indeed taken a far great risk in codifying and re-mystifying truth… than in clarifying and de-mystifying it, the purity of truth remains to be tested only by the arts of the heart, and in the nerves and veins of humanity. Ultimately, amid the rising six challenges facing mankind right at the dawn of this brave century… a dreadful drought looms over modern hearts. The author firmly believes that we moderns have to build on our strength based on “Unity of Knowledge” all towards loyalty for humankind and to mother earth.
Thomas Rottinghaus is the youngest of seven children. He was born and raised on a farm in western Colorado where he still resides with his wife, Lisa. He is a talented writer, a skilled welder, an adequate carpenter and enjoys tending his small herd of mostly Black Angus cattle, including an eighteen hundred pound bull named Ferdinand. His love of reading was encouraged by both parents and all of his older siblings, all of whom are avid readers. Thomas has written several novels in different genres, but his main focus has been the Western/Fantasy series titled “The Dragonspawn Trilogy.” Although his work is fiction, it is relevant to the modern world. Thomas believes the common themes of good versus evil, the heroic quest and the personal conviction to one’s ideals are as much alive today as they have ever been throughout history, and those themes are featured in his work.
Thomas began writing short stories for fun in his early teens. He put writing on hold after graduation from high school as he developed his career as a farmer and rancher, but a college creative writing course and some well - timed encouragement from an instructor renewed his interest. At this time he began to write “The Dragonspawn Trilogy,” creating a World as different from conventional fantasy as possible. Thomas’ characters are gritty, real people who find themselves in real world situations. Their development comes from dealing with the situations they face in life, exactly as people develop in the real world. His characters live, love and laugh. They curse and use incorrect grammar and the world he created has been described as “almost too original.”
Thomas’ wife Lisa encouraged him to publish his work and “Graywullf” was published in 2018, followed by “Dragonspawn Awakening.” The final book in the trilogy, “Dragonspawn Vengeance” will be available in the summer of 2020.
Kim Huffstetler is the author of Sisters by Fate.
As a mother of three, she takes the transition from childhood into adulthood seriously yet compassionately.
As a middle school teacher, she is more than familiar with the many challenges facing our youth, especially girls. Hormones, family issues, love, and more seem to be at the heart of most young ladies’ lives.
As a daughter, she is keenly aware of how sins of the family have the tendency to play out in the most unexpected of ways. Having grown up in a family of two girls raised by a single mother, she is also very dearly acquainted with the myriad issues facing older girls as they move into womanhood. A personal journey to freedom, the author credits some of her own life situations and choices as the basis for this work of fiction. It is her hope that some mistakes are not worth repeating – not when there is joy as a choice instead.
Sisters by Fate, a touching and poignant look into the lives of three young women with very different (yet relevant) circumstances, is a journey through the trials and joys of coming-of-age. It moves through all the stages of emotions, decisions, and consequences that accompany this passage of both time and maturity.
Sisters by Fate is a beautifully woven story with an edge-of-your-seat ending. This book will forever leave a mark on the hearts and lives of all readers.
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This book is about a young girl with big dreams of one day being an astronaut and going to outer space. She wants to see the planets and galaxies while looking through a window of a space ship, and to be aboard the International Space Station (ISS) performing experiments in the quest to make life better for everyone, and to maybe land on a distant planet and explore God's beautiful creations.
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Dave Norman, born and raised in Southeast Texas, was inspired by Astrology and the aerospace industry. He studied at University of Houston and at Prairie View A&M University. He worked for NASA in association with LBJ Space Center in Clear Lake, TX and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He loves to write stories for children and poems for both kids and adults. He continues to encourage young adults to study enthusiastically in education to be successful, dream big and learn all they can about one of the greatest adventures of the world (Space Exploration).
The Cellist’s Friend is the first of a trilogy. Robert will publish the prequel later in 2019, which covers the Cello player’s story and his actual court martial, originally written as the second play, though it was not published as such. Subsequently there will be a third novel which will complete the story at the end of the war and the aftermath of the events surrounding the Cello player’s story with a dramatic climax.
Robert is loving writing the WW1 novels that he originally wanted to write nearly fifty years ago.
Robert spent thirty – two years serving as a British Royal Marines officer, following many family members who served their country, including an uncle killed in 1917 at the WW1 Battle of Ypres. Stories told by his father of relatives, sparked his interest in the war.
Early in his military career, Robert was greatly interested in WW1 novels and poetry as well as its military history. This brought into being his passion for writing. It wasn’t until after he had left the Marines and the centenary of the war approached that he saw an opportunity to write something unique within the genre. The WW1 poet Wilfred Owen, is
extensively studied and read about, but the battle in which he fell in the last week of the war, was not well documented. Most writing focused on the poetry. Robert decided to combine the two and he wrote a play; All About the Boys, the last days of Wilfred Owen.
Following local South East London success of the play on stage, Robert decided to write another. Wanting to continue the theme of art in the war, as with the poetry; Robert had the idea of a cello playing soldier who defies the inherent injustice of war. In the play he wrote, the soldier plays his cello at his execution after a questionable charge of desertion was brought against him. This led Robert to consider the story of the cello player’s friend, Ben Routledge, invited to attend the Court Martial instead of an official defending officer.
So he wrote The cellist’s Friend, as a novel.
After the Court Martial Ben returns to the trenches full of guilt at not disclosing the real story that led to the charge of desertion and the subsequent court martial. In a wider sense Ben carries the guilt that most soldiers feel in war for some omission of perceived duty, for instance an inability to save a friend. Ben is seriously wounded and returns to England for treatment. He was pulled to safety by a Jamaican soldier, a reinforcement to the unit and the two had struck up a friendship. While convalescing in England Ben writes to the Jamaican soldier’s wife and the parents of his cellist friend. He is still haunted by the words of the song Invictus which was sung at the execution and played by the cellist. Ben discovers that the Jamaican soldier’s wife is now a widow. Love develops between them as Ben becomes fit enough to return to home duty. But how will this survive the extreme prejudice against the idea of a mixed race relationship and carrying life-changing effects of his injury, how will Ben begin to find his own redemption from guilt and face the utter shame and grief of the Cellist’s parents.
In 2014, Paul Markland resigned from being a pastor as he was plagued with pain due to four back surgeries. He knew then that the ordeal to come would tax all his strength—both his physical and emotional well-being. Propitiously during such time, friends encouraged him to start writing. He entertained the thought but never anticipated nor even expected to write one, let alone ten.
Though Paul's stimulus may have come from some great friends, it was his mother, Lucy Markland, who planted the seeds of the ultimate ideal and his greatest inspiration. She loved to read and wanted to write a novel herself but didn’t. She believed she lacked the education and experience to do so.
Nonetheless, Paul was blessed with friends who've stepped in and wheeled him into pursuing the dreams of his beloved mother. Support of this endeavor came from all around—from proofing of his work to financial backing. Everyone diligently gave each of their time and resources. His wife, Judy, proved to be his greatest advocate. Throughout the years, she always proved to be the foundation for Paul’s success. She unselfishly sacrificed her educational pursuit to see Paul pursue his calling in the ministry. Faithfully, she stood by Paul’s side regardless of the obstacles before them. She proved to be a devoted wife and mother. Her strength is found more so in her faith in God and family.
Paul's unique and personal creations feature covers that illustrate his work and, more importantly, every form and content of dialogue is in harmony which increases his visibility as an exquisite writer of fiction from real-life experiences. His published books include: All Things Work Together For Good (Romans 8:28), Killing Me Softly, Whispers in the Willows, The Whispering Woods, The Widow's Web, No Holds Barred: No Holding Back, Winds of Change, Hard to Say I'm Sorry. Two more are to be made live very, very soon—The Mitchells' Mystery and I Existed.
With keen observations and reflections, all of Paul's writings stamp a trademark of carefully-observed details and well-chosen verbs. He is definitely one who turns a reader’s curiosity into action and makes stronger impressions than adjectives.