Thursday, April 30, 2020

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Wired by the F.B.I. by Glenn Painter

Welcome to the virtual book tour for Wired by the F.B.I. by Glenn Painter. This book tour is hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as a guest post. There's also a tour wide giveaway for a $100 and a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more content. Good luck!
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Title: Wired by the F.B.I.
Author: Glenn Painter
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
Publication Date: August 22nd 2019
Print Length: 331 pages
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
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Christian Romano lives his life as a con-artist, burglar, drug dealer, and a ladies' man, using his good looks to con wealthy women out of jewels and money. When he is arrested and jailed in one of the most violent jails in the U.S. (Cook County in Chicago), a steamy affair begins with a nympho female jail guard. When he loses control of the romance, Christian must end the affair by reporting her to Internal Affairs. It turns out that she is already under suspicion for supplying drugs to various gang members inside the jail. He has to decide if he is "rogue" enough to help set her up for arrest. Meanwhile, the FBI wants to recruit Christian to gather information against a sadist ex-cop, Scott Mason, who has been arrested for murder. The risk? Christian must wear a wire and testify. The reward? Witness protection for Christian and his girlfriend and a modification of his prison sentence. Will Christian risk his life for a chance at freedom? Will the female sheriff "get even" with him? Or will his life end at the hands of the jail's drug lords or a lunatic former cop?

**The eBook is only $2.99 and the print copy is discounted 40% on Amazon!**

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BOOK TRAILER:
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EXCERPT:
U.S.S. Just Kill Me Now

Once we were through that charade, Smith began to explain how it all worked.

“This is a Swiss-made Nagra recorder. It’s a little heavy, but it gets the clearest recording of any machine we have ever used. Once you turn the machine on, you must let it run until the two hours expire, then take the tape out and exchange it with another. We will come by every couple day to bring new tapes and pick up the ones you have recorded. Do you understand everything so far?”

I could feel my mouth go dry as I stared into the case and wondered, What the f*** have I gotten myself into?

Then, the sound of Smith’s voice snapped me back to attention, “Here, get a feel for it.”

I took the silver-cased recorder from him and thought to myself, It’s too heavy and clunky to ever be concealed. The recorder was the size as a Sony Walkman cassette player, but three times heavier. Two wires, four feet each, ran from the machine with white plastic heads attached to each end. I had a bad feeling about the size and shape of this thing. It would be a real concern later.

Then Rogers said, “Because the heads on this machine are so sensitive, we will tape the recorder to your upper thigh and run the wires around your leg until the heads sit directly under the waistband of your underwear.”

Out of frustration, I said, “Great, if I have to piss and someone saddles up next to me and happens to look over at my manhood, they’re gonna get an eyeful of recorder wiring. Chances are I will be beaten to death after that miscue.”

My mind kept going back to the obvious lack of insight these square, fed boys had toward the real life within a jail.

“I’m about to go back to a jail with zero airflow and 100-degree heat. We walk around in our boxers all day.”

It was crystal clear that neither of these agents gave a rat’s ass about my safety.

Smith said, “We’ll just have to tape it higher up your thigh.”

“No, how about we strap it up your ass and let you go up there face-to-face with your boy.”

That was all they wanted to hear of my sarcasm and all hell broke loose as we tried to figure out how this was ever gonna work. The real logistical nightmare hit when I finally dropped my jail uniform pants and pulled up my boxers to see how it would fit on my inner thigh. After several years of martial arts and weightlifting, my thighs were far too big to fit the recorder under my boxers. Two agents played with the leg of my underwear, as they slid the fabric up and down with no success in figuring out how to get the damn machine up under my nut sack. Finally, I had had enough.

I asked, “Does anyone here have a knife with them?” They all stared at me in stunned silence.

Rogers finally spoke up. “I have a pocketknife,” he said as he handed it to me.

I jerked my boxers off and stood there with my dick dangling in the wind for all to admire. I measured the boxers to see where this heavy sack of metal was going to be placed. I began cutting a crude square hole in the upper right leg of my underwear. I was pretty certain the recorder would fit snugly in the hole. I slid my boxers back on and held the recorder where I had just cut the hole. The fit was very good, but now there was a different problem.

The recorder showed, so I had to come up with another way to cover the hole. I decided that if I was gonna pull this off, I would have to wear a second pair of boxers over the first pair. The outer ones had to hang lower on my torso and loosely enough to cover the recorder where it stuck out of my underwear. The hope was that the inner pair would hold the recorder in place well enough so it wouldn’t slip around. If this worked, I might be able to get away with it.

In my mind, I was thinking, what a cluster f*** this operation is. This would soon prove to be the way the F.B.I. does everything. So long as they are getting what they want, all else be damned. But at the moment, I had to wear this heavy chunk of metal under my nuts and hope that it stayed put and didn’t fall from my boxers like the anchor of the U.S.S. Just Kill Me Now.

Rogers wrapped the recorder with the ACE bandage he had brought and stepped back long enough for me to give it a light tug. I tugged on it ever so gently and knew immediately that it was too heavy.

“This thing is not gonna stay on my leg while I spend several hours walking up and down the tier. Are you trying to get me killed?” I asked. “Did either of you think to bring duct tape?”

Barry Smith had the audacity to respond by saying, “I didn’t want to bring any because I did not want to take the chance of it being considered contraband here at the jail.”

“You thought to bring my suicide machine, but you thought duct tape would set off alarms?” I shot back.

By now, Williamson had heard enough and walked back to his office. He reappeared a few moments later with some heavy, clear packing tape. We used that over the ACE bandage that the feds had brought to hold the recorder up. I gave the new configuration another slightly harder tug and everything seemed better. We then moved on to the next logistical nightmare, the swapping out of the tapes. It was actually Walsh that brought it up.

“How can the tapes be retrieved from Christian without stirring up attention?”

I had seen a movie once where a thick book was carved out and contraband was kept in the hollowed-out hole inside.

“Hey, I have one of those super thick books by Michener. I think it is about ancient Israel. I could take a razor blade out when it is time to shave and cut a hole in the center pages of the book to make a cavity large enough for the tapes. What do you guys think?” I asked.

Everyone was nodding their heads in agreement.

“I can put the book in my bars on the rear side toward the catwalk where no one will notice anything different. I have about four or five books back there now. What I can do is reverse this book so that the title faces out. When Sergeant Walsh walks around the tier, that will be his cue to grab that particular book, take the tape out and replace it with a new one.” I suggested.

They all agreed with the plan, so with the tape swap seemingly figured out, I was feeling a little better. I stood up to see how the recorder looked under my pants; and to my surprise, I could not see it through the clothing. I felt ready to go back to the jail and put the second pair of shorts over the first.

Barry Smith handed me a piece of paper and said, “This is a private phone number to our office that we call the ‘Hello’ line.

“When it rings through, it will be at a central desk where all the agents can pick it up. They will only answer by saying ‘Hello.’ When the jail recording announces that it is a collect call, everyone knows to accept the charges. You will then be speaking to one of the agents in our office. If it is after hours, the answering machine will come on, so speak to it as if you were leaving a message for me or Agent Rogers.”

It both surprised and impressed me that he was willing to give me a direct line in case of an emergency. For the first time, I felt a little less like a disposable piece of trash to these people. I took a pen from Buchan and rewrote the number in code so that if it were ever found, no one could access the actual number. When I was done, I stuffed the paper in my sock for safekeeping.

I looked at the two F.B.I. agents and asked, “Am I supposed to steer the conversation toward any certain topics?”

Smith spoke for them. “Since the conversation seems to come out of Mason’s mouth so frequently, just let him go, and see what happens.”

Barry Smith then handed me a second tape to have as a backup for the one that was already in the machine. After stuffing it into my other sock, I walked out with the heavy recorder strapped under my balls.

When I arrived back to my tier, Scott was talking on the phone. I walked past him and headed to my cell to get out of the jail clothes. I stripped down to my boxers to beat the crazy heat that hung over the unit like napalm. I stuck my head out of my cell to make sure the hallway was clear and slipped the second pair of boxers over the first. After pulling the outer pair down a few inches, they seemed to cover the protruding recorder just enough. I looked down and couldn’t tell where the recorder was. Just to be on the safe side, I put on an oversized shirt and let it billow out as I walked; this looked natural for the surroundings. It wasn’t five minutes and Scott was at the bars of my cell.

“You go to the hospital?” he asked.

“Yeah, I had to wait for the MRI machine to empty before I could go in. The radiologist was taking a smoke break between every MRI.”

I walked out of my cell and turned left, away from the guard post and began the ritual of walking from one end of the long hallway to the other.

When I walked away from my cell, I could feel Scott place his hand on my back. I tried not to freeze out of panic, but he had never touched me like that before. I had to wonder, Is he cleverly checking for a recording device? I tried to push the paranoia out of my mind, but it was tough with the stakes this high.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Glenn Painter is single and lives in Central Florida. He became interested in writing at an early age but did not make it his career until 2014 when he published his first book, Beyond the Sentence.

Glenn has written this story from the notes by the man who actually lived it. However, extensive research was also require in order to make the story factual.

Glenn has also founded a company, ‘Prisoner Civil Right Services.’ He is an advocate for incarcerated individuals who have had their rights violated. He is in constant contact with these individuals, their families and the council. Most of his stories are inspired by ‘factual events’ that have happened to these individuals. This makes his stories both fiction and non-fiction.

Glenn says that writing is very challenging, and you must love the trials and tribulations that come with it. He believes that patience, perseverance and determination are required essentials to see a book through to being published. The journey is just as important as the destination.

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GUEST POST:
Advice for Writers
by Glenn Painter


The best advice I can offer is never give up.

The world will be able to detect any fear you might even if they have not met you. The fear of failure is the biggest fear of all, and that fear reflects in one’s writing. Failure if just a steppingstone to success. Giving up is the final chapter to any goal you set. If you must ask the question to yourself concerning ‘what you want to do’ then, don’t do it. It’s okay to talk to yourself if you stay positive, otherwise you may be bonkers.

Be prepared to have plenty of determination, patience, perseverance, ambition and a great imagination and you will succeed.

Keep your descriptions of the characters to a minimum. One thing I dislike, is when authors write descriptions of characters that encompass several pages. Too much description of anything usually causes the reader to skim through it or just lose interest. One example would be:

Fat Bernard Roen, a legend in the Chicago world of crooks and lawyers is as intimidating to look at as much as he is to go against in the legal arena. At 6’4” and at least 400 pounds, he looks like an unkempt bear that has just rolled out of hibernation. One lens of his eyeglasses is taped over with actual duct tape because of a glass eye. He never carries a briefcase, but instead, carries stacks of legal papers that look like they are about to scatter all over the ground.

In other words, put a few ‘laugh out loud’ moments in your writing and you will keep the reader interested.
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LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR:
Hello Readers!


Welcome to my 15-week book tour which starts on April 14th and concludes on July 30th.

This tour was planned before the onset of this terrible covid-19 virus which has invaded our world. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to everyone, especially those who have lost loved ones.

A donation from me will be going out immediately to the charity I have listed below and I will also be donating 25% of any royalties from the book which is featured on this tour, to the COVID-19 Response Fund. This fund gives support to preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities. The 25% of royalties will be donated when I receive the final notification of number of books sold. I am also encouraging all authors to make some sort of donation to help with the recovery efforts. WE ARE ALL IN THIS FIGHT TOGETHER!

We all are wondering what the long-term impact this COVID-19 virus will be to our communities and our livelihoods, Every American, as well as the companies that have worked very hard for every author have been affected, but I have faith that we will recover from this terrible pandemic if we all stick together and we all do our part – no matter how small.

I will also be donating:
$100 Amazon Gift certificate to one randomly drawn commentator.
$100 Amazon Gift certificate to one randomly drawn host.

These drawings will be done via Rafflecopter that will be created by Goddess Fish Promotions at the end of the tour. To all of my fellow-authors – please don’t forget our marketing representatives, book agents, reviewers,commentator’s, hosts, etc..who are probably working from home and trying to help us.

I will be posting all pertinent information on my website once the tour is over. The Gift Certificates will be mailed immediately after the tour is completed and the 25% will be posted once I receive Royalties resulting in the sale of all electronic and print versions of WIRED By The FBI.

I wish that I could do more, however, with every-one’s support, WE WILL BEAT THIS TERRIBLE SETBACK.

Thank you. God bless all of you and the United States of America.
Glenn Painter
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GIVEAWAY:
One randomly chosen winner via Rafflecopter will win a $100 Amazon gift card, and another randomly chosen winner via Rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
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142 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for both the book description and giveaway as well. I enjoy hearing about another good book.

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  2. Wow..this book sounds exciting!! And, based on a true story. I don't believe I've ever heard a true story like this..

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    1. It is very exciting! It took me over a year of research and a great imagination to create it, with others to follow.

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  3. The protagonist (Christian Romano) must travel these four (4) of very dangerous stairs, located in the underbelly of the Cook County Jail, (Chicago) to meet secretly with the FBI.
    Christian had been previously wired by the FBI. He be-friends a former corrupt cop (Scott Mason), who had been arrested & jailed by the FBI on suspicion of murder.
    Christian, secretly records conversations of Scott, regarding his involvement in the murder.

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  4. Thank you very much for hosting me, you have done a beautiful blog.

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  5. This sounds really interesting and the cover looks great.

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    1. Good morning Leah,
      The cover is of great quality, and the content is excellent! Very easy to read and identify with the protagonist. Thank you for your feedback.

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  6. Do you find a difficult time concentrating on your work due to everything going on in the country right now?

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    1. Good morning Bernie,
      A true writer thinks of this as a setback and pushes any problems aside!
      With me overcoming this current setback, it does not interfere with my thinking.
      I have been helping a incarcerated individual for five years convicted of murder, which occurred on his own property in a small town in Washington state.
      I have been waiting on a factual ending for my next book RAILROADED Small Town Injustice
      I received the great news that he won his case last evening. I assisted him and his single librarian mother find a great attorney.
      A outcome like that makes me feel excellent and gives me new strength to move on.

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  7. The book sounds very intriguing.

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    1. Thank you very much! It is very intriguing as well as a very good read, written in first person.

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  8. This sounds like an intriguing book, I like the cover.

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    1. Hi Julie,
      Thank you for the very nice comment! The content of the book does the cover GREAT JUSTICE..

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  9. Thank you for your support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO.

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    1. Hi Kim,
      You are very welcome. The COVID-19 fund distributes money donated to our first respondents(nurses, fire fighters etc.. The development of a much needed vaccine as well as much more.. I have also decided to donate a large percentage of my royalties, which will help with food for people out of work. I am a HUGE supporter for those in need, if I had a dime, I give a nickel if it helps other people.
      I hope this answers your question and shows you what an unselfish person I am.
      If you have any questions, please ask. I have done a lot for parents and their children over the years.

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  10. Great post - I really enjoyed the excerpt!

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    1. Hi Victoria,
      I am very glad that you enjoyed the excerpt. I guarantee that the rest of the content is as great as the excerpt.

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  11. This sounds like a very interesting book.

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  12. Thank you Sherry for the great comment! You will find the book a very interesting and captivating read.

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  13. What was you most challenging aspect in writing this novel?

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    1. Hi Caryl,
      Thank you for the question! I really enjoy what I do to create an excellent novel! The most challenging aspect is the extensive research that one must do in accumulating content, and then having the ability in using a God given talent in developing the content that you intend on using in a novel by creating a non-stale format that flows from page to page, using creative genius
      to add character and spice so that a reader never gets bored or confused to a point it makes no sense to them or they forget what they have read in prior chapters.
      It may make sense to you, however you are not the reader.
      It is not the priority of the author to get inside a readers mind, rather the reader identifies not only the protagonist, but all the characters that make a good novel a success.
      I can go on and on with what I am saying, however, with hopefully, you get the general idea.
      With any other questions, please reach out, I like your questions very much.

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  14. The book sounds interesting, thanks.

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  15. So very interesting, glad to have learned about this. Cool concept.

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    1. Hi Calvin,
      It is a great concept! I am glad you learned about me and this book.

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  16. It sounds like a real page turner!

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    1. It is ageat page turner. I have been told that many times.

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  17. Coming in a few weeks late on the tour but I'll be following along now to the end. This book sounds like a story I would enjoy reading.

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    1. Hi Karen,
      I am very excited that you will be following me throughout my tour.
      I am very delighted that you enjoy reading!(my type of person)
      I am sure that you will enjoy this book based on a true story. It is easy to read, I can write a fiction novel in first person, which makes it all the much more enjoyable.

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  18. This sounds like a very interesting book. I love the cover

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    1. Hi Robin,
      It is a very interesting read, and what makes it even better, it is based on a true story.
      I am delighted you love the cover! The content in the book does the cover justice.

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  19. This sounds like a fascinating book that I would enjoy reading.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      It is a fascinating read. I have never had anyone tell me that they did not enjoy it!

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  20. I love the cover. It sets the mood for the book.

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    1. Hi Jeanna, (that is such a pretty name)
      I am very happy that you love the cover! The writing of the content does the cover justice.

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  21. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. You are a new author to me and so very glad of these book tours to make me aware.. the excerpt has me very interested....

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    1. Hi Michele,
      Thank you for your comment! I studied long and give the reader first rate quality reading. I may be knew, however I am here to stay.

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  23. Adding to my TBR pile NOW. Sounds awesome

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    1. Hi Dane,
      I am very happy that you want to put my new book on your TBR pile, let me know how you like it,

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  24. do you have an author that influenced your writing style a lot?

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    1. Hi Molli,
      My favorite author that influenced my writing style was F.Scott Fitzgerald.
      He had a very unique way of flowing his stories from page to page and not dwell on long descriptions, which I do not like! I feel that a writer should get right-to-point. It much simpler to follow a story and never lose interest.
      I am not a fan of authors that dwell on certain descriptions of characters for multiple pages, (readers can lose interest very easy). I do! F.Scott Fitzgerald never wrote that way and I mimicked his style.
      Example: Fat Bernardo Roen, a legend in the Chicago world of crooks and lawyers is as intimidating to look at as much as he is to go against in the legal arena. At 6'2" and 400 pounds, he looks like an unkempt bear that had just rolled out of hibernation. One lens of his eyeglasses is taped over with actual duct tape because of a glass eye. He never carries a briefcase but chooses instead to carry stacks of legal papers that looks like they are about to scatter all over the ground so on, so on.
      Get right to the point on describing your characters and also add a little humor to the description, a few laugh-out-loud moments adds flavor to you book.
      F.Scott Fitzgerald wrote to a straight-to-the-point-style, I add my own flavor.

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  25. This is my favorite fiction genre and I really enjoyed reading the excerpt

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    1. Mine also! The fact it is based on a true story, makes it more interesting.

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  26. I'm so excited to read this one!

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    1. It is an exciting read, which is based on a true story, I enjoyed researching the content and writing the book, which took me over a year.

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  27. i like everything about the book. perfect cover. did you have any input in the final book cover?
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Hi Sherry,
      I created a collage of photos and picked out a few I liked, sent my idea to my publisher and this cover was created.
      The cover goes perfectly with the content.

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  28. Thanks for the opportunity, new author for me! Sounds good.

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  29. What do you do if you get writer's block?

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    1. Hi Jeff,
      I believe that writers block is a name if someone is unable to concentrate.
      What I do is take a nap, some of my best ideas come in my subconscious while I am sleeping. When a thought occurs to me, I immediately get up and write it down so as I do not forget it.

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  30. The plot seems so interesting!

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    1. Hi Jodi,

      Thank you very much! It is a great easy read full of suspense and excitement. My book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page is turned. Plus half of all royalties are going to great causes.

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  32. Who is your favorite literary character?

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  33. I love books that's based on real life. It brings it more to life, especially if you know a little of the crime.

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    1. Hi Mya,
      I know a lot about it since I am an advocate. I personally received first hand knowledge from the individual that actually wore the wire for the FBI.

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  34. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! This books sounds awesome. Thank you for sharing

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  35. I like the cover. The red, white and blue title font is very nice.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Ann,
      I am very happy that you really like the cover! I assure you that the content and the quality of the read goes great with the cover.

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  36. Who is your favorite author? Congrats on the release.

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  37. This sounds like a great thriller...just my type of book. Looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Hi Peg,
      Please, let me know what you think of it. I know that I am not perfect, however, I feel I have done a great job on this book.

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  38. The excerpt was great, I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Debbi,
      Thank you very much! I have put over a year of extensive research in this book, and it shows.
      The book is very easy to read, you will enjoy it very much.

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  40. This really sounds like a good story if it's taken from real events. I like your Advice to Writers about keeping character descriptions to a minimum. As a reader, I hate when they drag descriptions out for too long.

    I also liked your advice about adding some funny moments to keep the reader hooked. So nice of you to donate some of the proceeds of the book to charities. Hope it's a success!

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      Thank you for the nice words. I own a company where I am an advocate for wrongfully convicted, mentally ill and underprivileged children.
      It gives me great pleasure to do all I can in helping poor families and all of my novels are completely inspired by true stories.
      There is not a selfish bone in my body. If I have a dime I give a nickel.
      I made another unselfish decision, not only am I giving 25% of my royalties to the covid-19 fund, I am also donating 25% to a picked state by me that has been hit hard by the virus. I have been in contact with the governors office of a chosen state to assure me that my donation would go in feeding hungry children.
      A lot of parents that I have helped being an advocate thinks of me as inspirational, but I think of myself as Glenn with a caring heart. I know that this is somewhat off track of my book, but this cause is very important to me as an author, you as a reader and all your friends and loved ones.
      Please spread this around, I guarantee not only will you enjoy the read, the feeling that half of any proceeds have gone to a good cause. Spread this around to your friends and family. Any questions you have for me, just ask.

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  41. Sounds like a wonderful book and I was just wondering, do you get your ideas from things that are going on around in today society!!
    @tisonlyme143

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  42. I own a company called Prisoner Civil Rights Services. I am an advocate for the mentally ill, wrongfully accused, and underprivileged children.
    There families (are very poor) I offer a voice for them otherwise they would stay silent.
    Yes, all of my ideas are inspired by what has previously happened or is currently happening to these individuals

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  43. I love suspenseful thrillers so a must read soon book!
    Thank you for the review.

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    1. Hi Barbara,
      You are welcome! If you have any questions, please ask me.

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  44. I love the cover of this book sounds like one i would love to read.

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    1. Hi Laurie,
      It is a great cover! The content and the quality of writing goes great with the cover.
      This book will keep a reader on the edge of their seat, making it impossible to put the book down until the turning of the last page.

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  45. is there an author that inspires your writing?

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  46. I enjoyed the excerpt. Must read!

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    1. Hi Veronica,
      I am very happy that you enjoyed the excerpt. All 80 chapters are excellent.
      The book is very easy to read with many laugh-out-loud moments. I know that you will enjoy it.

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  47. A question for the author: When you travel, do you have a special place you like to visit?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. I like quiet secluded places, like my lake house. If I need to go to a big city like New York, I like a big luxurious room and the privilege to go about and do what I enjoy. I very much like taking cruses to foreign countries.

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  48. Have anice day! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Thank you, I have worked very hard on the content and I have done a great deal of investigating in order to bring the novel to life.

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  50. How did you get into the advocacy field and when did you take on the plight of the wrongfully incarcerated? Because your story is based on true crime, it becomes even more riveting.

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    1. 9 years ago I started helping families with no money and their loved ones who had been unjustly convicted (Railroaded).
      I never charged a cent in helping the incarcerated individual and their parents.
      5 years ago ago I was contacted by a single mother that is a librarian in another State. She wanted to help her son, incarcerated in Washington State, however she had no money. For over 4 years I helped her and her son fighting this while finding him an attorney( he had been convicted of murder) the individual came onto his property high on alcohol and drugs ( none of which, was testimony in his trial. (The victim came from a highly influential family in a small town).
      A few days ago, I received a phone call from both the mother and the incarcerated individual excited because a Federal Judge ruled in the incarcerated individuals favor thanking me for all I have done to help. (His attorney said he will have him home within a few months, (now I have a great ending to my next novel RAILROADED Small Town Injustice.
      Over a period of 4 in a half years I assisted him in the firing of a jail commander, firing of an attorney from a prestigious firm etc.. All in my next novel.
      Most people think of me as inspirational, always wanting to help someone, however I am very humble and think of myself as Glenn.

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    1. I am very much a people person, so the answer is yes, I have had many people tell me that I am not snobby or stuck up.

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  52. There are some many interesting cases out there how do you pick one to write about?

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    1. Hi Debarah,
      There are many people that fully claim to be innocent. After I hear the complete story, I do my due diligence and find out if what I have been told is the truth, then I decide if I can pursue helping the individual. When I have a positive result, I then use my great imagination and write a book about it, like I have done with Wired By The FBI.

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  53. I find this very awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I agree that too much description is a turn off

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  54. As a creative writing exercise, we once had to write our obituary. If you were to write yours, what would it say?

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  55. Hope this sunny Saturday finds you well

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  56. if you could win only 1 award given to writers for their work, what award would you want to win and why that award?

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  57. Sunrises are the best; enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with yourself because this day is yours, good morning! Have a wonderful day ahead.

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  58. What is your favorite snack food?

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  59. Hope your memorial day is awesome!

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  60. It has been said that laws are based on the morality of the majority of a population. Do you think that this is accurate? Also, do you think that this is a good idea?

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  61. What's your favorite part of the writing process?

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    1. Creating my own description of secondary characters.
      With my imagination, I enjoy keeping my descriptions brief and too the point and adding some great out loud moments that will make the reader laugh. By making me laugh makes you, the reader laugh.

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  62. If you could design a library, what would it look like?

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  63. If you could change 1 thing about your past, what would that be?

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  64. is there an author who influences you a lot?

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  65. What is your favorite type of food to eat?

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  66. I like the design and style of your book cover.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      I visioned what I would like the cover to look like. The cover is the first thing a reader sees and it goes great with the read.

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  67. Who are your favorite authors?

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  68. Looks like a great police thriller!

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  69. Have a happy Monday and be safe!

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  70. Hope you are having an aMazing Monday!

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  71. Where to you like to vacation?

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  72. Do you like ice cream or cake?

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  73. is there an author who influences you a lot?

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  74. Vaforite vacation spot is where?

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