BOOK REVIEWS AND HISTORY OF STARR BOOKS
HISTORY OF STARR BOOKS
Written About 2008
Originally born in Ohio, I moved to North Carolina at the age of 13. I have lived in Roxboro and Raleigh in North Carolina. I am married and have one daughter. I enjoy gem cutting, coin collecting, and genealogy as hobbies.
I have worked in the Industrial Environment for 18 years. I enjoy problem solving and thinking, especially electrical, electronic interface or computer science related projects.
I enjoy Genealogy in my spare time and have cut cabachon gem stones as a hobby. I collect coins from all nations of the world and some paper money.
My wife and I live happily withour daughter. My wife teaches English as a Second Language at the High School and other county Schools.
My daughter Gaby won the Accelerated Reader for her school (most books read) in fifth grade and continues to excel in school. She is in sixth grade.
In 1998, I was fortunate find a family book, and got interested in finding the lineages of my surlaines' wives and that led to the discovery, available on the Internet, of lineages that are recorded in history books and more noble families and royalties mainly from Europe.
I decided to write my first book Saints Who Left Descendants, a book listing the ancestors and Descendants of 110 Saints that are everyone's ancestor. I included a section on each Saint about notable royalty and Saints for each entry in the book. With the use of the Internet, it was possible to research and finally find about 650 Saints and Popes and Archbishops of Canterbury, not ancestors, but related.
So I became passionate about how these Saints and Royalty are interrelated. The reader of the books could easily be inspired to do his/her research and link into the file made available on the Internet. That is what the Saints series of books is about.
I continued my research while travelling on assignment as a controls engineer in all regions of the country. I spent time researching the Greek Orthodox Church, the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church as well as Judiasm and Islam. In the books on the Christian Knight, I discovered that all the children of Abraham were included in these ancient lineages.
I become passionate about the Deities of all the religions and how they are interrelated. I found mystical files and ancient files on the Greek Pantheion and the sacred books of Judism that told me where to look.
I became interested in the history books such as the Antiquities of the Jews and the lineages of the successful prophets of the old testament of the Bible, as well as reading the Christian books that did not make it into the canon. I thought it appropriate to include these lines in charts that are easily read and publish the works making them available all over the world. It is my hope that the books will contribute to a a peaceful world of coexisting human beings where the problems of thirst and hunger are solved by a united world government.
My books could inspire or send someone soaring into a new existence with ideas that are not new but have been protected from the illiterate for generations. To be honest these books could not have been written without the computer aided genealogy programs and the selfless dedication of the genealogy community to uncover the secrets of the past.
Starr Books was founded by the author, an Engineer by profession and trade, and the books were a result of a genealogy hobby that led to published works , first as CD's offered as PDF's and finally as published works in the Self Publishing Book Industry.
After thorough research of the subject of genealogy, I was able to find Kings, other Royalty and Cloth. I decided to make a list of Saints and publish them for sale, distributing them as books on CD.
I soon began publishing hard copy books.
Recent Pilgrimages to the Vatican and Plymouth Rock have opened up a new type of book for Starr Books, Pictorial Essays, with two of these published in 2011. The Genealogy hobby has also lead to the honor of becoming a member of many societies and organizations such as the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Sons of the American Revolution.
In 2012 I moved back to my home state. Starr Books is selling books, and I find time to write.
I met a lady who inspired me, and I continued to write.
At this time I found I had the problem that I hear most authors have. I could write the books, and I felt they would sell to the right audience, but no-one knows they are out there. I spent a considerable amount of money on funds to promote the books.
That improved sales but I still continued to write!!!!
Finally after about 15 years I realized what I was trying to write, Find Your Saints, and I published that.
I continued to write and realized it is like a habit to continue writing. while promotion makes the money.
Starr Books in 2018 is about 10 years old now. The Books Published ten years ago are no longer new releases, but they are still good in content and still sell.
I plan to keep Starr Books Active, and with new connections in Ohio hopefully the readers will be pleased.