Author Spotlight – Chuck Ambrose

Marc Rainer is the pen name for Charles “Chuck” Ambrose, Jr.

A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Chuck is a former Air Force JAG Circuit Prosecutor and former federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., and in Kansas City, MO.

In his more than thirty years of experience, he has tried hundreds of both military and federal (civilian) major cases, including prosecutions of homicide cases, federal conspiracy trials, and mafia and other organized crime prosecutions.

Weaving scenes from his investigative and trial experiences into the plot lines of his novels, Chuck’s writing has been hailed by those in the criminal justice fields for their realism.

Chuck tries to make the books as realistic as possible, using actual criminal organizations and cases in the plot lines, and even use real transcripts from his trials.

He has co-authored a manual on how to try murder cases, which was published by the American Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section.  Chuck lives in a suburb of a major northwestern city with his wife, retired Special Agent of the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI), and their three rescue mutts.

Find him on his website at www.marcrainer.com.

A self-published author who has sold over 40,000 books to date, Chuck has four novels out and is working on his fifth. His latest release is A Winter of Wolves, which concerns the Islamic Terrorist threat to the U.S.

Goodreads describes the book as:

‘Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask is summoned to a murder scene. A Park Police officer has been brutally murdered at the Lincoln Memorial. As Trask and a team of local and federal investigators try to find the killer, more police officers are murdered. While attending the funeral for one of these victims, Trask and his team find themselves in a firefight with a cell of radical Islamic terrorists. Disqualified because of his involvement at the scene at Arlington National Cemetery, Trask is reassigned to Washington D.C.’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, where he discovers that the firefight at Arlington was only part of a bigger and much more sinister plot to bomb that threatens the entire east seaboard.’

I’m so excited to read this series of crime mysteries, and I hope you’ll join me.

Be sure to check in for next month’s mystery/suspense writer spotlight!

 

Idaho Indie Author Day – Boise Public Library!

The main branch of the Boise Public Library! is sponsoring a variety of events on Indie Author DayOctober 14, 2017.

The fun starts on the third floor at 10 am, and goes to 4:45 pm.

Meet local indie authors, including myself, and buy autographed books. Sit in on panels to learn about such things as writing craft, marketing your business, and much more.

Great conversations to be had, friends to be made, and books to read. Don’t miss out!

A portion of all books sales that day go to the Library! Come down and support your local library.

Every Person, All the Events in Your Life…

…are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

This is a marvelous quote from one of my favorite books, Illusions by Richard Bach.  If you’ve never read it, I recommend it. In his brilliant and inspirational way, Richard teaches us to look at life from another perspective.

Another one of my favorite books (non-fiction) is A Course In Miracles.  Lesson 33 states “There is another way of looking at the world.” Lesson 34 reminds us “I could see peace instead of this.”

What we see, what we experience, and what we think are results of the choices we make. We are only a victim of our own thoughts.

So choose to be the superhero of your life. Choose happiness. Choose love. Get up on the opposite side of the bed, walk in a different direction.

Get a new perspective.

a morning rainbow

 

Calling All Goddesses!

That’s right, I’ll be at the Boise Goddess Fest this coming weekend, July 22 from 10 am – 9 pm and July 23 from 10 am – 5pm. All at Julia Davis Park near the band shell.

I’ll have my books and my crystals for sale. And if nothing else, come and see all the vendors, eat some great food, enjoy the entertainment and stop and visit. I love meeting people.

www.GoddessFest.org  check it out!

Live for the Beauty of Your Own Reality

Don’t live your life according to someone else’s reality. Their goals, expectations, and judgments are not the same as yours. Don’t make decisions based on misinformed perceptions.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I’m not talking about career, I’m talking about life in general. What did you think your future would look like?

What do you see happening for yourself five or ten years from now? Is this the path you chose for yourself? Or one someone else chose for you?

Their reality is not the same as yours. Remember that. Define YOUR reality, and live in the beauty and truth of that. Then, and only then, will you find true happiness, joy, and success.

It’s never too late to have a Happily Ever After.

 

Beauty Begins the Moment You Decide to be Yourself

Beauty doesn’t come from physical attributes. It doesn’t depend on your figure, your hair, your face, or any of those things.

I know it’s cliche to say “beauty is within”, but it really is. So stop for just a moment and think about that. If beauty is within, what does that mean? And how can you project what’s inside of you, so that people can see your true beauty?

The answer is LOVE. Love of self. Unconditional love. The love that we were created with, shining through in a brilliant light and force of energy.

Love.

Love is beauty. Shine today!

Eagle Saturday Market

I’ll be at the Eagle Saturday Market, May 20th, from 10am-2pm, sharing a booth with Rochelle Cunningham.

We have our books for sale, and we’ll even autograph them for you!

We also have handmade goodies, pens, pencils, and magic wands!

I’ll have my bags of crystals for sale too. Come and check it out. We’d love to see you.

buy a bag of specialty chosen crystals that will enhance your creativity.

All Is Well

A lot of times I think about things I want to do, and I place a condition on them. I’ll do X when Y happens. And then I realize, Y may or may not happen, and I can do X now. Whatever X is.

Don’t set limitations on your life. If you are given inspiration to do something, then just do it.

So many people say, “the time isn’t right. I have to wait until my bills are paid off, or I have a better job, or the kids are in school, or out of school.” But the truth is, you can do whatever it is right now. The only one putting conditions on your actions is you.

Every time I do that, then stop and realize I don’t need to wait for one thing to happen before I can do another, I set out to do what my initial idea was. And you know what? When you do it, everything else falls into place.

We don’t have to have all our ducks in a row to accomplish a goal, or to take the next step in a relationship, to start a family, to apply for a new job, or move to a new home. There are no conditions in life. We have Free Will. And we need to remember that.

So whatever it is you’ve been thinking about doing, but were putting off ‘for the right time‘, just go do it!

You’ll be amazed at how wonderful life is when you live it.

The 12 Steps of Fiction Writers Anonymous

Hello, my name is Sherry Briscoe and I’m a fiction writer.

I’ve been writing for over 30 years.

Idaho Writers Guild

Is writing a passion for you? An addiction? Or maybe a new interest? Something you’d just like to check out?

Join me Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Library! at Cole & Ustick for a fun, entertaining, and interactive workshop. Find out how writing impacts you and those around you. Get tips on becoming a published author without upsetting the balance of your life.

The workshop is FREE and open to everyone.

7557 W. Ustick Rd, Boise, Idaho – we start promptly at noon and end at 1:00 pm.

Come join us, and bring a friend!

Author, speaker