Channel 3 — February 20, 2020

"The Weight of Living" was a named a DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE in the 2018 International Press Awards.

"The Weight of Living" was a named a NOTABLE 100 BOOK in the 2018 Shelf Unbound Indie Book Contest.

It was also awarded FIRST PLACE winner in Mystery category of the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Contest.

What does it mean that a young girl is found standing in a Dumpster outside an Ironton, N.J. grocery store on a cold March night?

Find out in this  award-winning mystery.

The path to truth facing Detective Frank Nagler takes many twists. Nothing is what it seems. Why are he and his friends being followed by a black SUV?  Why does the search involve Sister Katherine, a nun from Nagler's youth?  Why does everyone seems to be lying about everything? And who will pay the price of the evil at the heart of the story, and what does it cost Nagler?

That's the challenge facing Nagler in the third Frank Nagler Mystery, "The Weight of Living."

It is an intense, involving page-turner, with scenes that will shock the reader and grab at the emotional bond they will have with the characters, all leading to a surprising, yet hopeful end.

Currently playing: Dana L. Brown speaking about “Lottie Loser”

It's been twelve years since Lottie Luce ran away to Indiana, three weeks before her classes were to begin at IU, to avoid a confrontation with her best friend, and secret love, Nick Greyson. On the night she'd believed he was going to tell her that he wanted her for more than a friend, Lottie caught Nick in a compromising position with her long-time nemesis, Ashley Marshall, and the hurt and humiliation were more than she could bear.  Now a product of personal reinvention, Charlotte Luce is the youngest, and first female market president of Olde Florida Bank, and her life is nearly perfect. That is until Nick comes home to Anna Maria Island, hoping to save his father from financial ruin, and Charlotte's carefully created world stands still.  Lottie Loser vacillates between the present, and the memories of the young girl who thought she had found love, lost it, and is now forced to examine the decisions she made, as well as the chemistry she and Nick still share.

Currently playing: Dan Corner speaking about “Is This the Mary of the Bible?”

The evidence regarding this salvation issue is examined by a former pre- and post-Vatican Council II Catholic. In this easy-to-read, documented and Scripture-indexed volume you will be exposed to the present-day official teachings of Catholicism on Mary, which parallel what it has been declaring for hundreds of years through various past popes, cardinals, Catholic saints and theologians to the greatest Marian apparitions that have ever occurred. The Mary of Catholicism is so deeply interwoven throughout the whole of Roman Catholicism that it is impossible to logically reject it and still have a trustworthy religious system left to aid one with spiritual guidance. In this publication you will be presented with compelling evidence contrasting the Mary of Catholicism to the Mary of the Bible.

Currently playing: Kristin A. Oakley speaking about “Carpe Diem, Illinois”

For decades, the small town of Carpe Diem, Illinois has quietly unschooled its children, eschewing tests and classrooms for real-life experiences. Now, long-smoldering political feuds and deep personal secrets threaten to explode. When her mother is hospitalized in Carpe Diem after an auto accident, teenager Tali Shaw, the daughter of a powerful state senator, finds herself at the heart of a vicious conspiracy to bring Carpe Diem down. Can prize-winning Chicago Examiner reporter Leo Townsend overcome his own demons and expose those behind the scheme before it's too late? And when the truth is finally revealed, can Carpe Diem ever be the same?

Currently playing: Michael Jordan speaking about “The Company of Demons”

2019 International Book Awards Finalist in Mystery/Suspense
2018 Florida Book Awards GOLD Medal Winner in Popular Fiction
Amazon Best Seller in Historical Thrillers
Amazon Best Seller in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Amazon Best Seller in Serial Killers
The brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned and sends shockwaves through the city of Cleveland. The technique of the killing recalls memories of the Torso Murderer, who dismembered at least twelve people decades ago and then vanished--eluding even legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness. Jennifer, the victim's beautiful daughter, hires John to handle her father's estate, and romantic feelings for her soon complicate his already troubled marriage. When John finds himself entangled with a cold-blooded biker gang, an ex-cop with a fuzzy past, and the drug-addicted son of the dead man, he struggles to make sense of it all.
But he cannot shake a growing sense of dread.

Currently playing: Vikki Walton speaking about “Chicken Culprit: A Backyard Farming Mystery Book 1”

Check Out the First Book in the New Backyard Farming Mystery Series CHICKEN CULPRIT

Finally healing after her heart-breaking divorce, Anne Freemont is ready to put the painful past behind her.

Discovering an old Victorian for sale in the small mountain town of Carolan Springs may be just what she needs. The beauty of Colorado beckons, so Anne heads west to start her new life.

Yet, before Anne's completely settled in, her neighbor is found dead in his compost pile. What’s worse is that Anne’s quirky young neighbor, Kandi Jenkins, could be the killer. When Kandi begs for her help, Anne feels she has no choice but to help the young woman.  However, she finds herself quickly at odds with the local sheriff. And while she uncovers more of the community's secrets, she's also exploring her awakening feelings for Sam Powers, the town's deputy coroner.  Once Anne starts looking at who could be the real killer, the suspect list keeps getting longer and longer. It seems that Carolan Springs is a place of many secrets. But who would want to murder Ralph and who’s willing to kill again to keep their secret?

Currently playing: Gary B. Meisner speaking about “The Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics”

The Golden Ratio examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This gorgeous book—with layflat dimensions that closely approximate the golden ratio—features clear, enlightening, and entertaining commentary alongside stunning full-color illustrations by Venezuelan artist and architect Rafael Araujo.

From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. This book invites you to take a new look at this timeless topic, with a compilation of research and information worthy of a text book, accompanied by over 200 beautiful color illustrations that transform this into the ultimate coffee table book.

Author Gary Meisner shares the results of his twenty-year investigation and collaboration with thousands of people across the globe in dozens of professions and walks of life. The evidence will close the gaps of understanding related to many claims of the golden ratio’s appearances and applications, and present new findings to take our knowledge further yet.

Whoever you are, and whatever you may know about this topic, you’ll find something new, interesting, and informative…

Currently playing: Charles W. Page, M.D. speaking about “A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering”

A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering inspires the sick and suffering to see their challenges through a lens of faith.

Each “Spoonful” chapter provides a small dose of faith, hope, and encouragement written from a physician’s viewpoint. A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering inspires readers to:

* Recognize they are not alone, * Respond to their health challenges with faith and courage, * Help others, and in so doing, experience healing, * Experience freedom from worry and stress, * Learn from the lessons of others who have faced a physical crisis and survived.

This compilation of real stories from real people encourages those who are sick and suffering to see their greatest challenges as their biggest blessings―one spoonful at a time.

Currently playing: Keith Carter speaking about “The Umbrella Men”

A witty and acerbic novel for our times about corporate greed, the hubris of bankers, contradictions of the clean energy economy and their unintended consequences on everyday people. Finance, environmentalism, rare-earth mining and human frailties collide in a complex of flawed motives. We follow Peter Mount, the self-made Chief Executive of a London-based rare-earth mining company as he and his business are buffeted by crisis-torn Royal Bank of Scotland and by his own actions, real and imagined. Meanwhile in Oregon, Amy Tate and her group of local environmental activists do their contradictory part to undermine a component of the green economy, unwittingly super-charged by the Chinese state. The repercussions of events in pristine Oregon are felt in the corporate and financial corridors of New York and London with drastic consequences. This is a deeply involving novel about the current workings of capitalism, miscommunication, causes and unexpected effects, love and survival.

Currently playing: Jerry Farquhar speaking about “In the Sky - A Retired Captain looks back over fifty-nine years”

The airline world has changed dramatically in the fifty-six years since I entered it. Some changes are for the better, but some are not so good. This book paints a picture of the airline world through my career. I have spent 26,000 hours at the controls of different aircraft. Many pilots who have flown the airlines will have had similar experiences. I make no attempt to be exclusive or comprehensive, but rather to offer a flavor of what this world was like. Most names here are true. Some have been changed or omitted to preserve the sensitivities of those involved. In a few cases, I must plead Winston Churchill's excuse, "that a gentleman never insults someone by accident."

Currently playing: Dewandus Johnson speaking about “Cry Baby Cry… or Not”

Trina is a young girl raised by her deaf and mute mother named Jackie. Jackie is so mad at the world because of her curse that she pours unimaginable hate into her daughter. Trina grows in hate until she finally has enough and stands up for herself. She runs away and finds herself subject to a world filled with murder, gangs and extreme violent behavior. Trina knows nothing about the game so all that she learns is by trial and error until she meets Mistro. Mistro, a young gangbanger blessed with royalty in his mob, sees something in Trina that makes him infatuated with her persona. After she witnesses him murder a mark, the question that she asks catches him completely off guard..... (How does it feel to kill someone!?) Unable to shake the first murder he witnessed, a bond is formed in his mind with Trina and he sets out to find her and they find love. Mistro tries to find a flaw within Trina because of his own battles with trust issues and finds that her loyalty is real and untainted. Mistro starts a new hustle and Trina starts to question his love…

Currently playing: Linda Maria Frank speaking about “Secrets in The Fairy Chimneys”

Annie Tillery joins boyfriend, Ty Egan, and his best friend, Cedric Zeeks, at an archaeological dig in Turkey. All is not what it seems in the fascinating city of Istanbul. The gang finds themselves tracking treasure hunters and thieves through mysterious passageways in Istanbul’s old city, and the treacherous caves surrounding the ancient archaeological site.

Currently playing: Carol E. Anderson speaking about “2019-Top Female Author-You Can't Buy Love Like That”

How do you live an authentic life while keeping a secret? This is Carol Anderson's struggle throughout her award-winning debut memoir.

Carol grew up in an era when being gay was against the law in most states, and in opposition to cultural and religious mores throughout society. Fearing rejection, she hid the truth from her loving Christian parents and from others significant in her life. The cost was a painful emotional distance that could not be bridged for years.  Thanks to the feminist movement, she found the freedom to love whomever she chooses and the courage to come out to her mother after her father's death. The news was received with both love and reservation, and, ultimately, acceptance. Carol's deep respect for her parents, and theirs for her, shines through her own confusion and struggle to be true to herself.

This memoir allows people to experience the complex, invisible dynamics that arise for those forced to cover up a part of themselves to survive. It also provides life lessons for anyone hiding a core and frightening truth about themselves.  Candid and poignant, You Can't Buy Love Like That celebrates the hard-won rewards of finding one's courageous heart and achieving self-acceptance….