Behler Authors – My Heroes

It’s been a busy time. We have some wonderful books that have come out/are scheduled to come out, so there’s a lot going on in the background. Sometimes it gets so busy that I forget to take time out to think about the fabulosity of our authors, and the life-altering events that have dropped into their laps and shaped who they are today.

Here are three of our new books that take my breath away.

KeepingYourHeadloresI’ve watched loved ones go through the pain of unemployment. It’s a soul-sucking experience that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. And that’s why I am so grateful for this wonderful book, KEEPING YOUR HEAD AFTER LOSING YOUR JOB by renowned psychologist Robert L. Leahy, PhD. This isn’t a “How to fill out a winning resume,” but a bible for maintaining your feelings of self worth and building your confidence, which is vital to getting that next job. This book also discusses ways of living your life effectively during your time of unemployment.

A must read.

Voice front cover-hiresI had a neighbor whose little boy had a pronounced stutter, and my heart used to just break as he struggled to get words out. I always wondered if his parents got him help. I never really stopped to think about how his stutter affected him…until I read VOICE: A STUTTERER’S ODYSSEY by actor, playwright, Scott Damian. We’ve all heard stories about famous actors who stuttered, but no one ever did it with such humanity and tenderness until Scott wrote his wonderful book.

But more so, Scott’s book gives me courage to never let anyone tell me “Oh, you can’t do that.” Not only is Scott’s story fascinating, funny, heartfelt, but his book reminds me to never stop taking chances. Isn’t that a marvelous message for all of us? I cry every time I read the end. One of the truly nicest, kindest people I know.

REDEMPTION - HIGH RES - final frontHoly crap. Detective Chris Baughman is one of the most amazing, selfless people around. He puts a face on human trafficking, which is far more rampant than anyone would ever believe. It’s easy to sit back and say that would never happen to you, but Chris has stories of well-educated women getting sucked into this world. And once they’re in, oftentimes, the only way out is death, but not before suffering major beatings. Or Chris is on the case.

OFF THE STREET: REDEMPTION is Book 2 in his OFF THE STREET series, and is more gripping than ever because Chris is after someone from his past. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to see someone I admired and was compared to as a kid grow up become an animal, and it was my job to hunt them down and get him off the street. I can’t imagine saving the women who suffered horribly at this man’s hands, and helping get them off the street.

Chris remains one of my real-life heroes because he has the disposition and brilliance to out-think these animals and take them down. But one has to ask, at what cost does Chris do these hard, soul-killing things? That’s the heart and soul of REDEMPTION. And hey, Chris is the cohost of the upcoming MSNBC show, SLAVE HUNTER, airing December 1.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. My authors are all heroes – it’s why we publish the books we do. Their stories make the world a better place, and make me a better, more thoughtful person. Well, if I had a heart or soul, that is…

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