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Living Behind the Shield:
A Modern Warrior's Path to Bravehood
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CONTACT:

Author ----------------Brian E. Voncannon
Phone-----------------704-888-1685
Email -----------------eveningstorm@earthlink.net
Promotional Site ---http://www.livingbehindtheshield.com
 

Law Enforcement Officer Leading a Double Life

CONCORD, NC - Aug. 03, 2000 – When Brian E. Voncannon takes off his badge and gun at the end of each shift, he sits down at the keyboard to become engulfed in his other life as an author. Since 1998, he has been writing books about his family history, but recently took it one step further. His newest book, Living Behind the Shield: A Modern Warrior’s Path to Bravehood, has been released by Writer’s Club Press/iUniverse.com. It is currently available for order through iUniverse.com; however, the title will be set up at Ingram books within a few weeks as well as many online book stores.

The book explains what it takes to become an officer, as well as the challenges that one will meet while in this career field. The author includes many of his own personal experiences as an officer that the reader may find hilarious or horrifying. Several chapters deal with officer stress and the problems faced when the shift ends. The final chapter is a Christian message of hope for those already involved in the world of law enforcement. The author’s goal is to unveil the lives of the men and women behind the shield from a true-to-life perspective.

The author was born and raised in North Carolina and has been involved in law enforcement since 1989. He is currently employed as a full time Deputy Sheriff/SWAT team member, while spending his spare time as a writer. Having a great pride in his ancestry, he has written other books which surround his mixed Cherokee/Saponi Native American ancestry. One of his Cherokee poems, The Tears Still Remain, is to be published in an anthology this year by the International Library of Poetry. He and his mother are enrolled members of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama.

Be sure to book early! To schedule an interview with Brian E. Voncannon, call 704-888-1685 or email vcassoc1@idt.net  You may also visit http://www.livingbehindtheshield.com

The publisher may be contacted at:
Writer’s Club Press c/o iUniverse.com
620 North 48th Street Suite 201
Lincoln, NE 68504-3467
1-877-823-9235
http://www.iuniverse.com/marketplace/bookstore/

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Author ----------------Brian E. Voncannon
Phone-----------------704-888-1685
Email -----------------eveningstorm@earthlink.net
Promotional Site ---http://www.livingbehindtheshield.com
 

Author of Living Behind the Shield to appear on UNC-TV's North Carolina Now

Research Triangle Park, NC - Nov. 3, 2000 – Brian E. Voncannon, author of Living Behind the Shield: A Modern Warrior's Path to Bravehood, was recently interviewed by UNC-TV's news magazine, North Carolina Now. During the interview, Brian discussed some of the aspects of being a law enforcement officer from his own personal view points. He also gave some highlights concerning what the book was about. The Interview will air sometime after November 3, 2000 at one of the show's regularly scheduled program times.

Be sure to book early! To schedule an interview with Brian E. Voncannon, call 704-888-1685 or email vcassoc1@idt.net  You may also visit http://www.livingbehindtheshield.com

The publisher may be contacted at:
Writer’s Club Press c/o iUniverse.com
620 North 48th Street Suite 201
Lincoln, NE 68504-3467
1-877-823-9235
http://www.iuniverse.com/marketplace/bookstore/

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Author ----------------Brian E. Voncannon
Phone-----------------704-888-1685
Email -----------------eveningstorm@earthlink.net
Promotional Site ---http://www.livingbehindtheshield.com
 

Living Behind the Shield Continues to Rise

Concord, NC Dec. 12, 2000 – Living Behind the Shield recently gots it's first national mention in print media. Police magazine featured a small article about the book in the December issue. The author was contacted by officers from all across the United States in regards to the book and publishing questions. Actually, the author did not know that the book was mentioned in this magazine until he was contacted by readers concerning the same. The author hopes to receive more publicity such as this as the book continues to grow in popularity. Currently, the book is available at many different online stores including BarnesandNoble.com, Booksamillion.com,Walmart.com, and of course the publisher iUniverse.com.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Author ----------------Brian E. Voncannon
Phone-----------------704-888-1685
Email -----------------eveningstorm@earthlink.net
Promotional Site ---http://www.livingbehindtheshield.com
 

From Book to Screen

Concord, NC Jan. 14, 2001 – Brian Voncannon's writing interests have taken a new twist. After publishing several books, he has taken a vacation from the books to turn his efforts to screenwriting. Brian's latest book, Shadows: Diary of a Ninja will be adapted to a full length feature movie script. He is currently working on the script and hopes to have it completed within the next few months. His next movie idea is also already in the making. This script will also fall into an action/thriller genre.

To further his education in screenwriting, Brian is currently working on two distance courses in scriptwriting, with one being the Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute. Brian's goal is to see one of his book's concepts appear on the silver screen.

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Author Biography

Name:               Brian E. Voncannon
Age:                  31
Occupation:       Honorably Retired Law Enforcement Officer/SWAT Team member/Author/
Religious Affl.:  Southern Baptist
Hobbies:           Physical fitness activities, martial arts, Native American craft work, genealogy
Other:          Enrolled member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama
Books in Print    3 (counting current title)
Publication History: Self published Completing the Circle: The Hathcock Indian Blood ISBN 0-9672423-0-4 first edition, ISBN 0-9672423-1-2 revised edition. Copies sold to individuals across the Southeast with 3 special orders from 2 major book chains. Both titles are available currently at Amazon.com

Current title is  published by Writer's Club Press/iUniverse.com. The book is a 6x9 trade paper back with four color laminated cover.

The Tears Still Remain A Cherokee poem by B. Voncannon published in a book titled Blessings of Time ISBN 1-58235-141-4  An anthology of poetry published by the International Library of Poetry Owings Mills MD 21117.

The Rocky River  Monster by B. Voncannon. A short story published in Lunch in a Lard Buckett and other Cabarrus County Tales   Hometown Memories Publishing PO Box 189 Conover, NC 28613

Cherokee Blue Eyes: Keeping the Heritage Alive by B. Voncannon. A book dedicated to keeping your Native heritage alive. This book is  published by Writer's Club Press.

Manuscripts in the making include:

Endangered Soul: Answering the Final Call by B. Voncannon

The Rocky River Bigfoot: Fact or Fiction? by B. Voncannon

A Proud History: The Cherokee Lineage of Martin Luther Lambert by B. Voncannon

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Sell Sheet

An inside look at the Law Enforcement Officer!

Living Behind the Shield:
A Modern Warrior’s Path to Bravehood
by Brian E. Voncannon

ISBN: 0-595-10048-1  $10.95
6 x 9 Trade Paperback
Published by Writers Club Press

For purchase information, please contact:
iUniverse.com
620 North 48th Street
Suite 201
Lincoln, NE  68504—3467
1-877-823-9235

"I will tell you up front that your day in and day out life as a police
officer involves dealing with those things you can see and do not
see…But the greatest battles you will face will be spiritual."
Taken from the foreword by Bernie Loos, Metro-Dade Police Officer
Miami, Florida from 1974 to 1987.

    We see them everyday. They come when we call, and they are there when we need them. Often their jobs take them where others would not go, but still they willingly go. Seldom do we know what drives the men and women behind the shield. How does one accomplish becoming an officer? What is it really like being an officer? What effect does this fascinating, but dangerous career have on those that are called for this purpose?

    Living Behind the Shield: A Modern Warrior’s Path to Bravehood is a book that will help answer these and other questions. Written by a veteran in this field, this book will take you deep inside the very soul of the law enforcement officer. Common challenges that officers face each day are discussed, along with what happens to the officer when the badge comes off at the end of the shift. Those seeking a career in law enforcement will find the text educational, while veteran officers will see that they are not alone in their battles.

    The author includes a section, which is basically an officer’s diary, of calls that he has personally been involved with. Although some may be shocking, unusual, or hilarious, they are all true stories. With a view from the "driver’s seat", the reader will have a first-hand look at the situations that many officers face each day. The final chapter gives a message of hope to officers from a Christian standpoint. Whether involved with law enforcement or not, you will not want to miss this book!

Visit the author’s web site at http://www.livingbehindtheshield.com
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To Book An Interview/Appearance:

Contact the author, Brian Voncannon at 704-888-1685  24 Hour answering machine available. Please leave message if no answer. Please include contact name, organization that you represent, phone number, and email address if applicable. You may also email at eveningstorm@earthlink.net

To contact the author directly by mail, please address all inquires to:
Brian Voncannon
PO Box 397
Locust, NC  28097
eveningstorm@earthlink.net
704-888-1685 leave message

To contact the publisher of my current title:
Writer’s Club Press c/o iUniverse.com
620 North 48th Street Suite 201
Lincoln, NE 68504-3467
1-877-823-9235

My schedule is a busy one, so please book early! I will acknowledge all inquiries as soon as possible. For appearances, please give at least 2 to 4 weeks notice. I am happy to accept any and all offers that I am capable of. Appearances within NC, SC, VA are given priority. Those which require travel outside of these areas may require additional notice. Phone interviews are encouraged for these areas. Seminars or consultation will require fees.


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