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Retired oil company marketer, family man, senior semi-pro bowler, avid golfer, community worker, wildlife hunter who loves to tell stories.

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Author of Deterrent, the 2005 book that predicts what we are all experiencing in 2008 through 2011 financial setbacks and crime and Welford Street Miracles based on true miracles and the life of a salesman that leads to the greatest miracle of all.

Deterrent, a fictional novel that takes place in year 2011 and ironically foretells all that is currently happening in the USA from the wars, to the failed economy, an African American becomes president, to increases in crime, especially in The Woodlands, but hopefully not to the level in the book that required a deterrent to crime.(At bookstores and on the Web). He enjoys hunting and bonding with his brothers and friends. He competes in regional senior bowling tournaments. He is an avid golfer and plays weekly with former oil company friends. He and his wife, Catherine, have been supporting members of Fellowship of the Woodlands Church for over fourteen years and active in ministries and organizations in The Woodlands and Houston areas since 1991.
Welford Street Miracles tells the stories of residents who lived In the 1100 block of Welford Avenue in “oil rich” Port Arthur, Texas from the Thirties thru the Eighties.
Welford Street Miracles is based on something you know something about. Something you experienced through the sense of life, of actual living, and that always makes for the best kind of writing. Its simplicity, its honesty in telling is evident not only in the lines but between the lines, and that’s when writing is at its best. You believe the miracle, and believing it you begin to see the characters and feel for them and hope for them spiritually. Into this group of people we have a main character. The prime subject wrought with a medical problem, brainwashed in his spiritual hierarchy, and skilled in the business world, whose struggles and accomplishments come to the forefront and whose encounter with a stranger ends in the greatest miracle of all.
POW Love Story. Frantz was a young German teen-ager forced into WWII who was captured and shipped to American camps. While in the states he met and fell in love with an Army nurse who asked him to find her after the war. Life for Frantz took many turns before he returned to the states. From photographer, actor/extra in Jung movies,trapeze artist travelling Sud America,owner of color film developing lab in Brazil to aircraft production photographer in California. Along the way he found love but none greater than his love in Beverly Hills. Writing his autobiography he finds a letter from the Army nurse after 50 years in a place he remembered hiding it. Cancer caused him to attempt suicide and with the help of his grandson-in-law he begins a search to find the nurse to fulfill his promise to locate her.
The WRIT. Roger Jason Lee has been incarcerated since 1980. He has been refused parole on seven different occasions. In 2000 he was told that he would not be eligible to seek parole for seven years. He has maintained his innocence and becausehe has never admitted to attempted murder and expressed his regrets in a parole hearing, he remains in prison. His time in prison has been a model as he has learned skills that allow him to be certified as a Braille translator. He spends his days translating literary books and textbooks into Braille for the blind citizens of America. He knows that if he gives in and states his guilt and remorse that he will have to spend even more time because, as the system works, the parole board would state that he was just trying to please them by saying what they want to hear, so he could be found suitable for parole. And also that he should have had remorse from the beginning resulting in the board needing more time to evaluate his sincerity. Had he been able to admit guilt pre-trial and get aplea bargain for eight years, he would have been out and, no doubt, building a good life for himself and his family. A Writ was performed to be accepted by the courts. Roger's story is laid out herein and readers of his story and arrest have an opportunity to decide in a juror's, attorney's, or judge's shoes, the innocence or guilt in this Writ.
Birth Place
Port Arhur, TX USA
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Involved in Book Signings and Bookclub speaking engagements. Donates books to local libraries in Texas. Has website with personally autographed book sales.Does mentoring speeches at colleges.

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R. Merial Martin Bookstore
23 Highland Cir 
Spring TX 77381   USA
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