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Elijah wakes up in a cage, and can barely remember anything about himself or his situation. He fights his way alone to escape a building full of bizarre and deadly monsters, while learning disturbing truths about himself. Once he finds the way out, he has to pass it up and keep fighting to rescue hiw wife and child from his nemesis.

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has previously published three other books and various short stories, as well as spending two years as a journalist for The Michigan Daily Newspaper. He studied creative writing under the tutelage of Jonis Agee, author of “Strange Angels” and “South of Resurrection.”

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Melissa6 portrait Growing up in Ontario, Canada, M.J. was the only child of a single mom.  Her passion for the arts ignited at a young age as she wrote adventure stories and read them aloud to close family and friends.  The dramatic arts became a focus in high school as an aid to understanding character motivation in her writing.  Majoring in Theatre Production at York University, with a minor in English, she went on to teach both elementary and high school for 10 years throughout Simcoe County. M.J. currently lives with her husband and young son in Caledon, Ontario.  She keeps busy these days with her emerging authors’ website Infinite Pathways: hosting writing contests, providing editing services, free publicity tips, book reviews, and opportunities for authors to build their writing platform and portfolio.  In addition she writes articles and edits freelance as she continues her own creative writing working toward completing the next book in the Chronicles Series. Time’s Tempest: The Chronicles of Xannia (1) is M.J.’s debut science fiction novel.  She firmly believes that if she hadn’t been born a Virgo, she wouldn’t be half as organized as she needs to be to get everything done from one day to the next.

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 Backpacks for the homeless
Many homeless shelters collect school supplies for children. In Colorado alone, one in fifty kids is homeless, and far too many are struggling to get geared up for school. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless does more than just distribute supplies: they host a day-long fair with hearing and eye exams, hair cuts, plus new supplies. Here’s how you can help.

 Find a Nonprofit to Support in Your Area
In Southern California, School on Wheels provides tutoring services, and needs help stocking backpacks for homeless children. In Illinois, the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation runs a school supply drive. Many school districts themselves collect supplies, like Boulder’s Crayons to Calculators program.

 Organize a School Supply Drive of Your Own
If you can’t find a group to support in your area, you might want to organize a school supply drive of your own. The Hands On Network has a simple 11-step plan to do just that.

Support Hardworking Teachers
Through Donors Choose, you can find teachers across the country who need just a little help to make an awesome project happen, from creative art projects to much-need math materials. Donors Choose makes it easy to find a project that aligns with your interests.

 Help Kids Play
How to help kids get out pent-up energy after a day sitting at a desk? Support after-school sports. If you have some gently-used sports gear, you can donate it to Sports Gift. The organization provides the donated equipment to athletes of all ages around the world.

 Donate Online for School Supplies
The Kids in Need Foundation is a national nonprofit that served over 2 million kids last year. You can support their work through a donation made on their website. Or, use GoodSearch, and each online search will lead to a donation to the Kids in Need Foundation, or another charity of your choice.

 

Mom reconnects with her son 30 years after her ex-husband abducted him to Mexico – but he no longer speaks English

  • David Amaya Barrick thought his mother had abandoned him
  • Kathy Amaya has spent the last 30 years looking for her son after her husband abducted him as a toddler
  • The pair have still not been reunited but did have an emotional phone call
  • Raising the funds to go and see his mom in Wisconsin

 

A Chicago-born man kidnapped as a toddler and taken to Mexico by his father more than three decades ago is hoping to be reunited with his mother after he was was caught sneaking back across the border last month.

Mother Kathy Amaya, who lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, said today she has been waiting to see her son, David Amaya Barrick, 37, since learning on October 31 that border agents had picked him up but released him after they discovered he was a U.S. citizen trying to get home.

She said she has been looking for her child ever since her estranged husband abducted him and though she knew he was in Mexico, she did not have the money to hire a private investigator.

David was raised by his grandparents and does not speak any English. He had no idea his mother had been looking for him.

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Soon to be reunited: David Amaya Barrick was raised my his grandparents and does not speak any English. He had no idea his mother had been looking for him

Soon to be reunited: David Amaya Barrick was raised my his grandparents and does not speak any English. He had no idea his mother had been looking for him

 
Proof: When he was caught sneaking over the border from Mexico, immigration did not believe he was an American citizen until they later found his birth certificate

Proof: When he was caught sneaking over the border from Mexico, immigration did not believe he was an American citizen until they later found his birth certificate

He told NBC7 through an interpreter: ‘My father told me my mother had left me abandoned and orphaned. I don’t know my mother, and I find out she’s been looking for me for 30 years, and I have the longing to meet her for the first time.’

Barrick was rounded up with a group of illegal border crossers on October 30 in a canyon about a mile from a San Diego beach, but he explained that he was born in the US and had a right to be there.

Overjoyed: David Amaya's mother Kathy has been looking for her son for 30 years

Overjoyed: David Amaya’s mother Kathy has been looking for her son for 30 years

Though they did not believe him at first, border agents later verified his story.

They then contacted Kathy Amaya to let her know that her son had turned up and wanted to return to her.

‘They told me he was beaten and robbed before he crossed the border and the thieves took his money and his cell (phone),’ Amaya said. ‘They said he seemed like a really good guy, and that he only speaks Spanish and I don’t.’

Barrick was born in Chicago in 1977 while Amaya was married to his father, but she said her spouse became abusive and the couple split when the boy was one-years-old.

After some time had passed, Amaya began letting the father visit his son and ‘then one day (the child) was just gone’, she said. 

‘I reported his abduction, but when police found out he was with his dad, they weren’t worried about it.’

Amaya said the boy’s father told her that he had taken the toddler, then two years of age, to Mexico and left him there with family members.

His father and aunt took David to Mexico under a one-month permit to visit his grandparents. 

However, he told NBC7 his father left him there and he has only seen him a few times in the last 30 years.

Iglesia de Cristo Ministerios Llamada Final Inc de San Diego, based in Point Loma, is providing food and shelter for David as the ministry tries to raise the funds to get him to Wisconsin so he can see his mother and half siblings.

 

 

 
Future: David Amaya is focusing on learning English and playing the drums so he can be a better musician, but his immediate goal is to meet his mom

Future: David Amaya is focusing on learning English and playing the drums so he can be a better musician, but his immediate goal is to meet his mom

Kathy Amaya told NBC7 that David has four siblings, and she’s excited to have the family reunited.

‘He just told me that he doesn’t hold anything against me,’ she added. ‘So that makes me happy.’

David finished high school in Mexico and studied music in Monterrey, Mexico. He plays drums and went on tour with a band.

He is focusing on learning English and continuing his career as a musician – as soon as he meets his mother of course