Life changed for me on July 17, 2017. I was laid off from the place I worked for almost 41 years.
I wasn't totally surprised. After all, layoffs have become the norm at newspapers. I was hoping I could make it at least another year.
The Wichita Eagle has been my home and my life for so long. I started just after I turned 20 years old. Back in the good old days. What have I done over the years?
Job 1 - Classified Ad Taker Job 2 - Classified Ad Support Staff Job 3 - Ad Services Head Typist Job 4 - Newspaper Layout Assistant Job 5 - Production Director Secretary Job 6 - VP/Operations Administrative Assistant Job 7 - Executive Administrative Assistant and Layout Coordinator Job 8 - Page Layout Manager Job 9 - Prepress Manager Job 10 - Advertising Customer Service Manager
There are other job duties in between all of these milestones. I dedicated my heart and soul to the Eagle. I started when I was so young. I met my husband while I worked there. I had all three of my child…
THE LOST GIRLS by ALLISON BRENNAN St. Martin's Press November 1, 2016 5 STARS
Love Brennan's Lucy Kincaid series!
Siobhan Walsh has been looking for two sisters who disappeared 2 years ago. She feels responsible, so when she gets a phone call from a Texas priest, who has found an abandoned newborn with a locket nearby that she'd given one of the girls; she goes to Texas in hopes of finding them. She calls in her FBI friends, including Lucy Kincaid, and the search is on. Meanwhile, Lucy's fiance, Sean, has an unexpected visit from a former girlfriend. Her husband, and the 12 year old son he never knew he had, have disappeared in Mexico. So it's time for the Rogan family to find out what's going on.
This is a suspenseful, hard-to-put-down book, so hang on for the ride! Be prepared for a human trafficking story that is hard to stomach, and more than likely, all too true in this day and age. Mexican cartels, murder and mayhem. This book has it all.
5 STARS Need to Know Karen Cleveland Ballantine Books RELEASE DATE: 1/23/2018
Thanks to NetGalley for the chance to read this book by Karen Cleveland.
Do books about the possibility of Russian sleeper cells in the US interest you? How about a CIA analyst who gets herself involved in a major "situation"?
Need to Know kept me on the edge of my seat, from the first paragraph to the very last. I didn't want to put it down, but when I had to, all I did was think about it. I explained what was going on to my husband, who is not a reader. Even he was intrigued. If you like fast-paced, punch-you-in-the-face kind of action, this book is for you.