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Description : After teaching in China for 7 years (FORBIDDEN VOICES and FOREIGNERS AND EMPERORS), Alex Barteau returned to the US. At first, he retired to his hometown in Illinois on the Mississippi River where he had grown up as a child. While living there, he began corresponding with Asian ladies online. This proved to be his undoing and almost caused him to declare bankruptcy (SMS: THE SCAMMERS).
     However, Alex does not learn lessons easily. When he returns to Atlanta, he  seeks the help of a former colleague and psychologist from the college where they both had taught. He wants help for his addiction to writing to ladies from the Philippines and again sending them money. He still owes money to credit cards from his expenses accrued from earlier SMSs when he had lived in his hometown.
     In LOVE, SEX, AND PANDEMICS, his emotions become involved, but this time, he also learns some shocking stories from the ladies. He even ends up being blackmailed because of a phony, created video created by one of the younger women. Alex not only consults his colleague Elaina; he also commits himself to a clinic in Atlanta which deals with psychological problems.  
     LOVE, SEX, AND PANDEMICS is an adult international epistolary novel with strong language and content. 

Author Details

About : Charles Justus Garard, as he calls himself on his book covers, is Charles J. Garard Jr. Ph.D. who taught literature and writing for 20 years in the USA and for 7 years at several universities in China. Since returning from China in 2012 and living in Atlanta, GA, he has written eleven e-books and posted them with Draft2Digital, Smashwords, and Amazon. His Ph.D. dissertation was modified as a hard-bound critical book titled POINT OF VIEW IN FICTION AND FILM: FOCUS ON JOHN FOWLES. To date, he has written three e-books based on experiences teaching in several areas of China and correspondence issues with partners and ladies in the Philippines. These are called The Alex Barteqau Asian Trilogy and are titled FORBIDDEN VOICES, FOREIGNERS AND EMPERORS and SMS: THE SCAMMERS. He has also written time travel science-fiction novels titled OF TIME AND THE DREAMER, ISLANDS IN TIME, FROM HERE TO ATLANTIS and an alien infiltration novel CIRCLES AND REALMS. (ISLANDS IN TIME features both the presence of aliens and traveling through time). The DARK JOURNEYS SERIES was his entry into the horror realm. It begins with DARK NEIGHBORHOODS and continues with DARK CORRIDORS, DARK JOURNEYS, and DARK TWILIGHT. Settings for these works are in China as well as the USA with supernatural creatures from Indonesia and the Philippine making entries from the wings. Being completed in this stage is the fifth dark novel titled DARK REALMS. In the future will be another time-travel OF TIME AND THE SHADOWS, so book your flight tickets in advance . . . if you dare.


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About: David Myles Robinson has always had a passion for writing. During the late 1960's and early 1970's, while in college, Robinson worked as a free-lance writer for several magazines and was a staff writer for a weekly minority newspaper in Pasadena, California, called The Pasadena Eagle. However, as he himself admits, upon graduating from San Francisco State University, he decided against the ‘starving writer' route and went to law school, at the University of San Francisco School of Law. It was there that he met his wife, Marcia Waldorf. After graduating from law school in 1975, the two moved to Honolulu, Hawaii and began practicing law. Robinson became a trial lawyer, specializing in personal injury and workers' compensation law. Waldorf eventually became a District Court and ultimately a Circuit Court judge. Upon retiring in 2010, Robinson completed his first novel, Unplayable Lie, which was published by BluewaterPress LLC, in 2010. He has since published four more novels, three of which are legal thrillers set in Honolulu: Tropical Lies, Tropical Judgments, Tropical Doubts, and Tropical Deception. His other two novels are The Pinochet Plot and Son of Saigon. Robinson has also published a book of short travel stories, Conga Line on the Amazon. Robinson and Waldorf divided their time between Honolulu and their second home in Taos, NM for seven years before finally deciding to see what it's like to be full-time mainlanders again. They now live in Taos, where Robinson can pursue his non-writing passions of golf, ski, and travel.
David Myles Robinson
About: Rodney is currently the author of four books - "The Book of Nicknames"; "The Millipede Effect My Quest to Understand the Homeless, Standed and Down & Out"; "What IF? Just A.S.K. How Our Youth Can Change,Improve or Become an Influence in Those Things they Desire" and "What IF I want to be a Christian? Just A.S.K." His book inspirations lie within the work he does that involves helping others improve on aspects of their lives. Rodney leads two significant non-profit actions he created "We Care" (Designed educate to bring to be a bridge for the homeless and the agencies that care for them) and "A Life Saved is a Future Gained" (Program designed to educate and Bing awareness to issues of Missing and Eploited Children,Runaway Youth and Human Trafficking of our Youth). Brooks has also Colo barred with his youngest daughter to create the What IF? Just A.S.K. program designed to improve and empower our youth. Rodney is an active Church Leader and a 30 plus year Human Resources professional in several fortune 100 and 500 companies.
Rodney Darrel Brooks
About: Julie Stafford changed a generation's eating habits in the 80's and 90's. She became Australia's biggest and fastest selling cookbook author, selling more than 2.2million copies globally. When in 2006, she lost the love of her life, her life changed infinitely. She changed her writing genre to deliver a love story born of synchronicities that were just too powerful to ignore. Based on her real life events, her story will touch your heart and have you searching for your own synchronicities to give your life greater meaning and fulfillment.