Tom Faulkner - Starlights

Tom Faulkner is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. At age eighteen he served as a bomber pilot during World War II. After the war, he became a successful business executive residing in Dallas, Texas. He has spent ten years crafting his heart pounding novel, Starlights.
Grover “Bull” McGar is the only dual Medal of Honor recipient in American history and his brother, Kelly, once the show-runner of a successful political expose series, has become a failing television journalist due to the disappearance of his wife. When Grover is elected President of the United States, he places Kelly as a high ranking official in the CIA in an effort to help rebuild his life. 

While learning the ropes, Kelly uncovers a deadly secret- the launch of a frightening, hi-tech weapons system from Russia. The projects name: Starlights. As Kelly digs deeper, a series of assassinations, betrayals and a daring mission deep into the Siberian wasteland lead him to believe the Russians are preparing to re-establish their foothold as a superpower in the world. After President McGar decides to hold off political action due to his upcoming Peace Agreement, Kelly realizes he must take things into his own hands and discovers a conspiracy that reaches all the way to the White House. A heart-pounding mix of action, suspense, intrigue, and espionage, Starlights brings the new age of the action/thriller to the literary world.

Allen Klein - Fact, Fiction and Fantasy

A child of the depression, Allen believes that wisdom is enhanced by poverty. He became hooked on writing in grade school when he asked to research and write about the history of clocks. Allen has written regular columns for various media, broadcast, and advertising publications during his career in the market/research field. He founded a consulting firm, Media Research Graphics, Inc., in the seventies and has pioneered many new sales and presentation techniques. His client list was extensive and covered the nation. His roots are in Brooklyn and he graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in Psychology.

While attempting to retire, he still remains active in the broadcast industry. “Sometimes the challenge makes it impossible to pass up the project,” he says. He began writing in his spare time and found creating people and situations from his own mind became an exercise in joy. He wrote for his own pleasure and sent some of his stories to close friends. One business associate and friend thought his stories should be shared with the world and thus this book was born.

It is the unknown in life that makes it the adventure it can be. The fourteen stories in Fact, Fiction & Fantasy are a combination of my life’s experiences with a heavy dose of imagination. Most contain elements of actual events which were embroidered into a readable, believable situation. The stories range from pure fantasy with a nugget of doubt that maybe it could happen (Alphabet Soup), to love stories (Cindy Eller), to murder and mayhem (Serendipity, Serendipity 2).

Someone asked me which story was my favorite. These and many more short stories and novels languishing in my closet are all my children. They are a labor of love. I take pride in authoring them and great joy that I have the ability to put my thoughts into words. I hope you find my imagination meets your standards.

Lee Salzberger - Tons O' Puns

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Recently retired from a successful career in the field of commercial electronic media, Lee Salzberger currently teaches broadcasting core courses as adjunct faculty, University of North Texas, Denton, and provides business consulting in the disciplines of news, sales and general management to a number of electronic media corporations.

His career highlights include corporate administration senior vice-president for a Fortune 1,000 media company (Belo Corp.); television station group-head responsible for five television stations; general manager of three television stations; corporate HR manager and company sales management trainer; television station general sales manager; television advertising sales account executive; television station news director; televisions news producer; television, radio and newspaper reporter; television, radio and newspaper news writer; television news and newspaper photographer.

Lee holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree as well as a Master of Arts in Communication from The University of Texas, Austin. He has been recognized by his peers with a number of electronic media national, regional, and local awards.

Tons-o-Puns is a manic compilation of daffynitions and puns that are warranted to give you groans or grins.  Produced by a punditzy professor and a cartoonist, the tome contains  hissterics of verbal and visual elements from which you’ll not likely recover (unless of course you use new, longer-lasting material … to re-cover, that is).  One liners for your comedic pleasure with resultant question marks appearing over your head in a comic-strip-like bubble – those close to you will want to be farther away as you excrete larfs.  An occasional “ho-hum” may be heard among the hum-bugs while on the whole, gentle readers will exorcise their bent for being under an apparent mis-spell.

A sample of 200 puns and 30 cartoons are available for publisher review:

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