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    Tekla Dennison Miller

ISBN: 9781932815252

Life Sentences

by: Tekla Dennison Miller

Book 1 in the Chad Wilbank Series

There are men who take women’s lives. There are men who kill their souls . . .

Celeste Brookstone has the perfect life. On the surface when her daughter takes a job with the Department of Corrections in the Michigan Prison System, she fears for Pilar’s safety. But she’s glad she’s away from the hell on earth Marcus Brookstone has created within his own home.

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Tekla Dennison Miller is the author of two memoirs: The Warden Wore Pink, about her corrections career, specifically the warden of two prisons, a men’s maximum and a women’s multi-level outside Detroit, Michigan, and A Bowl of Cherries, about the suicide of her mother and Tekla’s subsequent life with her sister, the mother of two and an abused spouse. The sisters’ journey (New York to California) takes them from a tragedy filled life to one of victory.

Tekla also taught in riot-torn South Central Los Angeles and worked with mentally challenged enlisted men in Germany. Tekla is a national speaker on women’s issues and criminal justice reform. She has had several nonfiction articles published in these areas, even in Dog Fancy and Good Dog magazines. When she retired and before she started writing, Tekla had to learn to type and operate a computer. Tekla has appeared on National Public Radio and has been featured in many radio, newspaper and journal interviews. She was a technical consultant for a TV movie and series about a woman warden and for NBC’s news special about women prisoners. Tekla was among the women in law enforcement and criminal justice honored by the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2001 The Criminal Justice Women of Michigan again honored Tekla with the Josephine Davis Community Service Award. In May 2007 Tekla was the commencement speaker at Cazenovia College, NY and was awarded an honorary doctor of humane studies degree. She lives, snowshoes and hikes in Colorado with her husband and three adopted Golden Retrievers.
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Overview

There are men who take women’s lives. There are men who kill their souls . . .

Celeste Brookstone has the perfect life. On the surface when her daughter takes a job with the Department of Corrections in the Michigan Prison System, she fears for Pilar’s safety. But she’s glad she’s away from the hell on earth Marcus Brookstone has created within his own home.

Pilar Brookstone is an idealist. She thinks she can change things, Make inmates’ lives a little better. And never, ever make the mistake her mother made.

Chad Wilbanks is a serial killer. He is serving life. Eight young women were the offender’s victims. Is the inmate about to take his ninth?

Men who kill.

The women who love them.

Details

ISBN: 9781932815252
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2005
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"Tekla's intimate knowledge of the prison system and those who inhabit it grabs and moves you quickly into a story that isn't easily put down. Her attention to the details of her character's behaviors, make the story not only believable, but intensely human. A great read about a phenomenon which is as fascinating as it is incredible!" ~ S. Koonce, PhD

"Life Sentences is a thrilling, complex, exciting story that will capture your attention from the start. Life Sentences will take you down a road never traveled before, and introduce you to the world of criminals and prisons." ~ Romance Reviews Today

"Ms. Miller's extensive explanation of the prison system brought this story to life and I thank her for writing such a touching story on so many levels." ~ Romance Junkies

"… true-to-life plotline and compelling characters, this book holds your interest and raised questions about why people act as they do." " … Life Sentences is an intriguing look at the mysteries of human nature." ~ In the Library Reviews