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Local author James R. Olson releases new publication

Local author James R. Olson releases new publication

Would you risk your life for a couple of kids you don’t even know? [Pittsburg, Texas, June 2020] Award winning author James R. Olson’s new novel, Suffer The Children, is a suspense thriller that explores the roots of human nature--of innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, fear and trust-and asks whether damaged children can I earn to trust again? Virtually overnight Jonathon Wilson’s carefree bachelor world has been turned upside down. His sister is dead from a drug overdose that may or may not have been accidental, and he’s suddenly the guardian of a niece and nephew-who’ve been sexually and emotionally abused. His sister’s former drug dealer wants to ask the children some questions, and they aren’t likely to survive the interrogation. Now Jon must decide whether he is willing to die to protect two kids he didn’t even know existed a couple months ago. The book abounds with great characters captured perfectly; from the once carefree bachelor who is committed to doing the right thing, no matter how dangerous~ to the little girl determined to protect her brother even if it means more pain for her. This is Jim Olson’s eighth novel. He has also written a non-fiction book, “Fascinating Tales From Obscure History,” which he published last year. His writing has won several awards, including the Southwest Border Regional Library Association Award for historical fiction, and the Council for Wisconsin Writers best novel of the year. He currently lives and works in Pittsburg, Texas. “Suffer the Children” is available on Amazon.com as either a Kindle e-book or a paperback.

Not A Number But A Neighbor

Not A Number But A Neighbor

Dr. Rodney Burrow, Associate Director for Primary Care and Director of Medical Affairs at Titus Regional Medical Center, is a long-time resident of Camp County and has been a physician for the past 21 years. During that time, he’s seen nothing like COVID-19. “With the flu, the majority of the time, when someone is diagnosed we can often predict what will happen during the course of their illness. We can’t do that with corona virus. Some people have very mild symptoms, others are very sick and fighting for their life in ICU,” said Dr. Burrow. “I had a friend who was sick and ran a 102-104 degree fever for over two weeks. His two teenage sons had mild symptoms and felt better in just a few days. Most people have mild symptoms but others decline very rapidly, especially seniors and those with other health issues,” he added.

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