Her father was dead; her mother was losing her mind; one brother died of fever, another tried to kill her. She was forced into an unwanted engagement, but when she finally married a handsome man she could love, neither of their families came to the wedding. Her new husband wasn’t satisfied with the girl children she bore him, one of whom died. The man sulked, was unfaithful and fathered two children by other women. And her country continued in a brutal war that had lasted 40 generations.A…See More
Michael did, and took part in it.The Schoonover Collection: Gentle Infidel tells the story of a Venetian boy impressed into military service in the elite Janissary corps of the Grand Turk in the time leading up to the overthrow of the last capital of the Roman Empire. During the fall of Constantinople the young warrior, hardened by years of training and trials of heartache, learns his own history hidden from him for a decade and must use his skills and conscience to find his own path.Publisher…See More
Sure. It really happened.Her name was Isabella, and despite several attempts by her uncle to marry her off and even murder her and her older brother (got him), she defied corrupt power and married a handsome and powerful rival. Together they did what no one had done in a thousand years.This book, loved by millions around the world, is again in print and available online and at bookstores everywhere. The Schoonover Collection: Queen’s Cross is the historically accurate classic novel of struggle…See More
Micro Publisher. My great uncle, Lawrence Schoonver, sold millions of books in his writing days in the 1940s through the 1970s. I have the rights to release new editions, and have so far released The Schoonover Collection: Queen's Cross, and The Schoonover Collection: Gentle Infidel. They're some of the best Medieval European historical and biographical fiction ever released, and are still actively traded in older editions around the world.
I published my own memoir in 2004, Growing Up In Eden, about by childhood on Florida's Southeast Coast, and also a book by my cancer survivor mother, Only If You Really Want To Know. It's about living more comfortably during radiation and chemotherapy. She went through the treatments for her breast cancer, and wrote the book she wished she'd had.
Eventually I plan to release nine of The Schoonover Collection over the next few years, publication dates depending on how well the first ones sell.
Otherwise I have a "real" job at a big high-tech company in Tennessee.