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I'm Rocky Steele, author of JERSEY IN THE REAR VIEW.
About the Author
Rocky Steele grew up on the mean streets of Jersey City at a time when corruption was the accepted norm. Determined not to be lured down a destructive path into a life of violent criminal activity, he strived for and attained academic excellence. At the age of seventeen he was considered eligible for, and was accepted into the international high IQ society, Mensa. Rocky was the recipient of several academic scholarships which resulted in Masters degrees in Philosophy and Criminal Justice. Steele became much in demand as a motivational speaker and was considered an expert in Law Enforcement Conflict Resolution. Steele has devoted himself to a long standing ambition to write fiction based on real life events. His varied experience in politics, law enforcement, meaningful relationships and just when to be discreetly silent stand him in good stead to write.
About my latest book, JERSEY IN THE REAR VIEW
Born into near abject poverty in Jersey City young Sterling Steel, out of necessity, grew up quickly, and after a debilitating lingering illness made the decision as a teen, to flee to a relatively secure and safe country life in Virginia. After a disappointing tempestuous marriage, he took his two young children to far off Texas where he eventually married again and raised five children. Sterling, known by then as "Scott," entered law enforcement and rose from relative obscurity as a deputy on the Gulf Coast to the position of small town Chief of Police. He was admonished early on as a cop to "Do right" but had problems trying to distinguish what was "right" in the very real world of vindictive behavior and corruption in Texas law enforcement and small town politics. Scott suffered a devastating acid burn injury to his vocal chords in a chemical plant mishap. He fought to overcome speech problems and in time was able to speak almost normally again. All children grown and gone provided the "green light" for Scott and Miss Ellie to realize a desire to re-locate to Virginia. Hardships ensued, car wreck, stroke, death in the family and other complications had to be overcome, and they were. Scott finished his career in law enforcement as an administrator in a rural Sheriff's Office still at war with corruption but wise enough to fight from the "shadows."