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Contact Person: Daco S. Auffenorde
39 Castle Down Drive
Huntsville, AL 35802
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Debut author Daco Auffenorde, penning as “Daco,” a long-time resident of Huntsville, Alabama, is pleased to announce that her romantic suspense THE LIBRA AFFAIR will be published by Crimson Romance, a Division of F+W Media, Inc. The book is set to be released on April 8th, 2013. It will be available from Amazon.com, BN.com, and other eBook retailers. A print-on-demand version is planned as well; it will be available later in the year.
When not practicing law with her husband at Auffenorde & Auffenorde, P.C., Daco spends her time writing novels and managing the busy lives of two children. Her education includes a B.A. and M.A.S. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. She is a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Romance Writers of America, the Author’s Guild, and the Alabama State Bar.
Fascinated with thrillers and spy movies, the idea for The Libra Affair spawned one Saturday morning over coffee and a newspaper. The hot topic of the day was Iran, nuclear war, China, trade imbalance, and espionage.
The backdrop of the story questions what goes on behind the scenes in the political realm; what the public never really knows. The plot already in play is a covert scheme aimed at achieving a more equitably balanced world economy. This time it’s the Russians and Americans tripping up the Chinese by creating the appearance of a world war between the Middle East and Europe. To level the playing field, the idea is to draw unwitting players into a political quagmire and take control of the game by rearranging allies. This can only happen once the heroine launches a missile buried in remote desert of Iran, which she intends to aim at Germany. In order to prevent an actual war, the missile must then be destroyed midair by an undetectable laser scheduled to launch on SpaceX Falcon 9. Success comes down to precision timing and no mistakes.
When a targeted NASA scientist follows the heroine into Iran, he changes the game. The fate of the world now hinges on the love of this one man who is willing to risk all for the only woman he’s ever cared about, and one woman, a CIA covert operative, who must learn that in life we’re allowed to embrace love.
Beyond the basic plot and love story, The Libra Affair offers a glimpse at Persian culture, religion, and the hardships suffered by the average citizen at the cost of their misguided leaders. Another of the book’s themes involves the destruction of space debris—a real and significant problem for inhabitants of Earth.
Nothing can stand in the way of Jordan Jakes launching a missile in a remote desert of Iran. Not even Ben Johnson, the NASA scientist she’s targeted. Against all odds, Ben follows Jordan, placing not only the mission at risk, but also the fate of the world. Everything hinges on the strength of their love.
Crimson Romance, a new eBook romance imprint from F+W Media, Inc., was launched in June 2012. Website: http://www.crimsonromance.com.
For additional information or to get a review copy, contact: Daco S. Auffenorde at (256) 880-6236 home or (256) 533-5383 work, or email: email@example.com.
Virginia “Ginger” Barnes (BSBA, Accounting ’83) has been named Vice President and Program Manager for Boeing’s Space Launch System, or SLS, program effective May 10.
Andrew Judge (BA, Communications ’08) and Lee Henderson Judge (BA, Communications ’07) have established Sugar Belle cupcake truck in Huntsville/Madison, Alabama.
Tasia Malakasis (BA, English ’93) was selected to be a celebrity judge for the “Alabama’s Best Chef” competition in Atmore, Alabama. Read more at www.al.com …
Cedona is currently a third year pharmacy student at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy.
Richard has been accepted to the Master of Arts in Nonfiction Writing program at Johns Hopkins University.
Michael R. Moore has retired from NASA after 37 years of government service.
Victoria A. Pearson was recognized as the Category V Civilian of the Quarter for the 4th Quarter 2012 for outstanding engineering contributions in the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Program Office of the Long Range Systems Division at Eglin AFB, FL. She was presented with a crystal trophy by the Sr. Materiel Divison Leader at a quarterly ceremony honoring all of the award winners. This award is presented quarterly and annually to the best and brightest in acquisition and this is her 2nd time to win.
Dr. Lori Lioce announced as a 2013 Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners®
AUSTIN (March 2013) — The Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) recently named Dr. Lori Lioce for induction to FAANP in June 2013. The new FAANP members will continue the tradition of impacting national and global health through their outstanding contributions. Dr. Lioce is a clinical assistant professor and simulation coordinator at the University of Alabama Huntsville College of Nursing. She currently serves as the Vice-President of Operations for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning and Alabama State Representative for the AANP.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) will honor this year’s FAANP inductees at a ceremony, followed by a reception and dinner on Thursday, June 20, 2013, during the AANP 28th National conference at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
AANP established the FAANP program in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education, or policy. Fellows of the AANP are visionaries and, as such, hold an annual think tank to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care. The new Fellows will continue to demonstrate leadership and contribute to the mission of the AANP.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), founded in 1985, is the oldest and largest national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. Through individual and group memberships, AANP represents the interests of approximately 180,000 NPs in the country. AANP continually advocates for the active role of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care. For more information, visit www.aanp.org.
I am currently a third year pharmacy student at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy.