From authors Norman & Lynn Reed: "The Black Angel of the Lord"

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I was born and raised in Chicago. My education, from elementary through college, all came from Chicago schools. After high school, I spent three years in the U.S. Army. Life in Korea was a true eye opener for me. The post-war life for the Koreans was much worse than any I had seen or experienced as a black man in America. My perspective on life was greatly altered.

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March 17, 2015 |

Learning the Publishing World

When I announced to my wife that we were going to write a book, the look on her face shouted “Are you out of your mind?” Our careers were both more technical than liberal arts. Much of the writing process was new to us. Certainly, working on a project together was extremely difficult considering all the discussion and compromise required to gain agreement on issues ranging from the story elements and character development to the wording used to describe a thirst, or one’s anger, or a woman’s hair style for example. And when Lynn was diagnosed with cancer, the writing became tenfold more difficult. By the time we finished writing our novel, The Black...

February 12, 2015 |

Speaking Engagement in Grand Haven, MI

February 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Come, bear witness as Norman & Lynn Reed share their inspirational story of how they conceived and wrote The Black Angel of the Lord.   Loutit District Library 407 Columbus Ave. Grand Haven, MI...

January 6, 2015 |

The Assyrian Cavalry’s Rise to Prominence, Part 2

As cream rises to the top, the Assyrian cavalry rose to the top of their military echelon in battle. The horsemen’s esteem soared as they trampled triumphantly over all who opposed them; they became the pride of Assyria and the nation gloated over their continued success. However, after a surprising, humiliating defeat at the hands of the Babylonian cavalry, the Assyrians feared their stranglehold over the entire territory was now in jeopardy. King Sargon II was furious and during the battle debriefing he vowed to assemble a new and magnificent cavalry, one that would never know defeat. Trusting no one with the challenge, he personally took on the task to build his new cavalry....

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