Category Archives: BOOKS

Amelia Earhart becomes a pawn in U.S. – Japanese back channel negotiations during World War II !

Did Earhart shed her identity? Eventually returning to USA disguised as a nun? This cover is believed to be the only surviving copy, inadvertently left behind when Earhart departed with many others – meant to accompany her on the 1937 around-the-world flight. By Gordon Allison Jr. | Copyright 2017 Part Two of a four-part series Editor’s note: Last week, Allison described how he met Major Joe Gervais, co-author of a book titled ‘Amelia Earhart Lives’ written in the early 1970s. In this second installment, Allison credits the two-hour documentary produced by the History Channel (…

Cardoza to sign latest book

Next Chapter Books in downtown New Bern hosts local author Brian Cordoza for a book signing Saturday, Feb. 11 from noon until 3 p.m. Cardoza recently produced ‘Chasing Immortality,’ a two-hour production in which he and other victims of abuse share their compelling stories real-time before a rapt audience.…

Author donates portion of book sales to Foundation

Special to the County Compass ORIENTAL — Heather Coban, a new author, will be reading from her first book “Hungry Mother Creek” Saturday, May 17th at 3 p.m. at a wine tasting hosted by Nautical Wheelers on Broad Street. Coban is a nom de plume – most locals know the author by her married name of Brewer. Hungry Mother Creek is a story of love, loss, and the healing power of speaking your truth. The main character comes to live in the Town of Oriental after Hurricane Katrina destroyed her life on the Gulf Coast. Heather is a true supporter of non-profit organizations that support Orie…

New Bern physician three for three

By Penny Zibula | Staff Writer NEW BERN- When Zack Kitchen was growing up in Holly, Michigan, he set three goals for himself: Join the military, become a doctor, and write books. At the age of 17, he began his journey. The third of 10 children, Kitchen and his siblings were all home-schooled by their mother, a former Registered Nurse. It may have been a result of his schooling, that Kitchen scored an impressive 1360 on his Scholastic Aptitude Test.  “We had some rough times growing up,” he recalls. “Sometimes you had to decide between groceries and heat, and Michigan get…

Author tackles books after stressful film career

Author Les Pendleton with Treasure, the first of his six books. By Penny Zibula | Staff Writer FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – At a recent signing event, Les Pendleton, launched Treasure, which is the author’s first of six books to be published by DeerHalk Publishing. The book describes high seas adventures of five people. “They all found treasure,” Pendleton divulged, “and none of it was the same treasure. They just discovered what the treasures were in their individual lives.” The Newport News, Va. native always wanted to write, but for practical reasons, Pendleton turned his talent to…
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