Today, AuthorHouse presents a guest post from Chuck Spinner, the self-published author of A Book of Prayers: To the Heavens from the Stars and The Tragedy at the Loomis Street Crossing.
I was born in Naperville, Illinois and graduated from Conception Seminary College in 1968. I then left my seminary studies to pursue a 33-year career teaching high school U.S. History in the Cleveland area.
During my teaching career, I was named a Martha Holden Jennings Master Teacher, a Rockefeller Scholar and a Kent State Read Scholar. I completed my Master’s degree in 1973 at West Virginia University.
My wife Patrice and I have been married for 47 years. After my retirement, we spent ten years at our lakeside home on Lake Chautauqua, New York. In 2014 we moved to Cable, Ohio, to be closer to family.
Since my retirement I’ve written two books published by AuthorHouse. The first is entitled A Book of Prayers: To the Heavens from the Stars. That book is the compilation of the beautiful prayers from 118 wonderful celebrities. A Book of Prayers has been recommended by The Catholic Digest Magazine, Sharing the Victory Magazine, and Momentum Magazine.
Although I’ve had numerous book signings, my most enjoyable were the two at Notre Dame University’s bookstore before Irish football games. I was thrilled to have signed with former ND coaches Ara Parshegian, Digger Phelps, and Gerry Faust.
My second work is The Tragedy at the Loomis Street Crossing. Because of the interest generated by this book, an awesome sculpture was dedicated at the crash site over six decades after the tragic event.
My books each took five years to conceptualize, research, write, and publish. My advice to aspiring authors would be to find a topic in which they have a passionate interest that will continue to provide motivation to allow them to persevere through the process. I receive satisfaction knowing that my two books have made a positive impact on readers throughout many countries.
I’m available for talks and signings and can be reached through my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at my mailing address: 484 Cambrian Road, Cable, OH 43009.
Next week, Chuck will go into more depth about the Loomis Street Crossing incident and his subsequent book. Both of his books are available at Amazon and the AuthorHouse Bookstore.