Friday, August 21, 2015

Retired Police Lieutenant, Clinical Instructor & 30-Year Vet Share Stories


Local authors to sign, share, and sell copies of their new books


Suntree, FL, August 21st, 2015 - On Saturday, September 12, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., three local authors will introduce their newly released books to Brevard County audiences and have signed copies available at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 3115 Friendship Place, Rockledge.  All three will give presentations and be available to discuss and inscribe their books.  The Fellowship Hall is located one block west of U.S. 1, two blocks north of Suntree Blvd.


Don Gilleland, Pat Pesce, and Holly Fox Vellekoop, will be available to provide personal inscriptions.  Two have new books published within the last few weeks.  Don Gilleland’s new book, America: An Exceptional Nation, is the third in his series on America. Holly Fox Vellekoop’s book, Encouragers, Those Who Help Others Succeed, is her seventh published work.


Don Gilleland retired from a 30-year military career, followed by ten years in the defense industry, where he retired as corporate director of public affairs for General Dynamics Corporation.  He has published three non-fiction books heralding his love for America,


Patrick Pesce is a retired Lieutenant from the New York City police department.  He rose through the ranks and served on the First Deputy Police Commissioner’s Special Force.  Blue Memories, Life In Law Enforcement, is a memoir, which describes a police officer’s career in the New York City Police Department.


Holly Fox Vellekoop, retired from a career as a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, is an accomplished writer, poet, columnist and speaker.  She has seven published books, both fiction and non-fiction.


As an added attraction, Dr. Valerie Allen will also be available to discuss and sign books she has written.  She has written ten books. Dr. Allen is a psychologist, author and public speaker, who writes fiction, non-fiction, short-stories and children’s books.  She has been in practice for more than 20 years and has published ten books.


Marshall Frank, another local author, will be the Master of Ceremonies and as a special attraction the Dick-Doc Duo, with Dr. Jay Barnhart on piano and Marshall Frank on violin, will perform briefly.  Light refreshments, including wine and cheese, will be served at the book launch.

Contact:  Donald Gilleland, Home: 321-255-1185, Cell: 321-431-1474, Internet dgill000@aol.com

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