Gerard F. Doherty
The highlights of his political life were managing the campaigns for Robert Kennedy in the Indiana Primary in 1968 where Robert Kennedy won in a big upset, and Ted Kennedy’s first campaign for the U.S. Senate. He was also involved in the presidential campaigns of Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter. He built a successful law practice with a specialty in real estate development. His wife Marilyn died in 2016.
Michael J. Ryan
The author is known to many people in the business world in the U.S., Europe and Asia as a result of his high level, successful 20-year career at Digital Equipment Corporation and his 10 years as an independent international consultant. None of these people would be aware of his years of fighting to break through the ethnic and class barriers. Success through these struggles shaped him.
Mike’s story is very thought provoking, ranging from heart wrenching desperate situations, overcoming injustices, feeling success, major setbacks, recoveries and ultimately happiness. He achieved so much in his career as a husband, family man and member of society.
About his life, Mike says: “Whilst not unique, my life has been very unusual. I believe that there is much to be learned from my experiences and I wanted to share these lessons with other people who have a desire to overcome adversity and to succeed. Many people, when faced with what seem to be insurmountable odds, give up the fight. I know that everyone can prevail at some level if they hang tough and refuse to be written off.”
David Gordon Wilson
Linda Estes Strasburg
Linda says that prayer, faith and writing have kept her going through difficult and tragic times. Linda lives simply, happily and at peace in her adopted town of Sparta, Tennessee.
Following his retirement from the FBI, Tom founded and served as president of a private investigation company. Born in New Jersey, Tom and his wife Pat reside in southwest Florida. At present, Tom is planning his next novel.
Anne Tucker Roberts
Anne Tucker Roberts is a gifted teacher and writer. For nearly two decades she taught adolescents with developmental disabilities. After 12 years in this position, Anne was recognized as a Master Teacher and awarded a “Golden Apple” for professional excellence. Anne left this rewarding career to care for elderly parents. During that time, she began writing memoirs and completed two books. Her first book, Five Courageous Mothers: Raising Children with Down Syndrome was published in 2017. Her current book, ACROSS the SPECTRUM: Mothers of Autistic Children Speak! was published in September of 2021. Anne collaborated with five remarkable mothers who have courageously told their stories to Anne. Anne graduated from Boston College with a BA in Liberal Arts. She later earned a Master’s in Education and a Master’s in Special Education. She and her husband John have resided for 30 years in Scituate, MA.
After retiring from the FBI, Jim founded a business information and investigative service within a prestigious Boston law firm, and now devotes his full time to writing. Jim resides in Boston and South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, with his wife Merita A. Hopkins.