Thursday, November 2, 2017

Book Launch Event : Marshall Frank, Helen Bennett, Ruth Rodgers, David Ferrier

 Four of Brevard’s premier local authors will give short presentations about their newly released books to an intimate and curious audience, inviting discussion and questions.
Following the presentations, it will be party time, wine, cheese, soft drinks and snacks. If requested, authors will be happy to sign and sell their books.
When: Sunday, November 5, 2017 -  4 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 3115 Friendship Pl,
         Rockledge, Fl  32955 (Off U.S. #1, No. of Suntree Blvd)
Who:  Marshall Frank, author “Amerikastan: Conquest from Within”
        Helen Bennett, poet  “Autumn Leaves, Collected Poems”
        Ruth Rodgers, author of “Tug of War” – a novel.
        David Ferrier, poet, “A Cry For Mercy in the Night” 
Cost:   Free. Open to the public.

    More information, call: 321-254-3398 or e-mail:
Marshall Frank is a retired police captain/homicide investigator from Miami-Dade Police, a former symphony violinist and now the author of 14 books, half fiction, half non-fiction. Since the 9/11/01 attacks on America, Frank has taken great interest in the world of Radical Islam and the motivations behind the use of terror and the grand plans of Jihadists throughout the world, and most particularly inside the United States. He has written two books on this topic, including Amerikastan: Conquest from Within” which is the product of exhaustive research. His web site is:   E-Mail:

Helen Bennett is a poet/author from New York City who has written seven books. She has worked as a librarian, editor, and English teacher, and has been teaching at Senior Adventures in Learning (SAIL) for the past twelve years. She is also a Unitarian Universalist and Humanist, and a graduate of Brooklyn College, the University of Wisconsin, the University of California at Berkeley, and Florida Atlantic University. She will be happy to share her current book, Autumn Leaves: Collected Poems, which contains poems from her life and imagination.

Ruth Rodgers: After a 30-plus year career as an English teacher, most of those years at Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College), Ruth Rodgers is now retired and using her spare time for writing fiction. Author of three published novels, she will be discussing her latest, Tug of War, set during the Vietnam era as a young woman struggles with her feelings about the war and about two very different men--one a wounded Vietnam vet and the other a fervent antiwar activist.

David Ferrier: In the fall of 1967, Dave Ferrier began the first of his two combat tours with the 571st Dustoff, an elite helicopter ambulance unit operating out of the northernmost provinces of South Vietnam.  During his time in country his unit flew over a thousand front line medical evacuation missions, often under intense enemy fire.  His current book, A Cry For Mercy In The Night is a chronicle of his time in and after Vietnam, written in verse to convey the emotional impact of his service in Vietnam as well as the difficult path of recovery he, along with his fellow veterans, faced when returning home.

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