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too long ago I heard her say, "I never met a drug I didn't like." Even if she lives through everything that she's
doing to herself and her loved ones, what will her consequences be in the end? I heard that this same young lady has been
running away from home, having sex with multiple partners, has been into very heavy drugs and other criminal activities.
Since her parents, police and court systems have done the best they could to intervene, they will now have to sit idly by
and just hope for the best. She was so sweet, so young, so innocent. How did this happen? She's only thirteen. I wish I
couldn't relate... but I can.
Michael Kennon is the CEO and President of Kennon Transport, LLC, a successful trucking business he runs with his wife, Sue. Before owning his own company, Mike was a
runaway and was virtually homeless for most of his childhood and young adulthood. To survive on the road, Mike drove
trucks, sold encyclopedias, hustled pool, was a baker, ski instructor, sous chef and drug dealer--just to name a few.
Drugs and other dependencies took over Mike's life to the point that he could not accept help when it was offered,
nor could he stop running away from a past that haunted him. While now blessed with what he has achieved in his life
and in his personal and family relationships, things were much different at one time. "Memoirs of a Runaway: A Story of Hope" is a tale of survival and spirituality. Isolation and reconnection. Most of all, it is a
hand reaching out to those who travel down the same troubled path; a story of hope.
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I read a staggering statistic that said one in seven children between the ages of 10 and 17 will
run away. 'Memoirs of a Runaway' is a story based on the life of a young man who ran away at a very early age but overcame
the odds. Memoirs is an inspiring tale about hope and survival. (I should know... I lived it !!)
"I loved it...It
HELD my interest! The ending and nearing the end of the book was especially great. I think your book will inspire many kids/adults
that are runaways or having rough times in their own lives." --Janice Lansel
"I'm almost done with the book. I've gotten to the last
chapter now and i don't want it to end ! I just really like this book and the character so much. And I read a lot of books
!" --Sandra Ruemker
"Wow! You certainly have quite a story to share. You have been through so much. Where some people might
have given up you persevered and have done so much. Your work demonstrates strong writing with a nice flow; your narrative
voice is fantastic. You really have done a nice job discussing this subject. Your book is nicely put together; books like
yours provide insight for many. I liked the way you chose to set up your text. It hooked me right from the start...the baseball
story is truly amazing." --Jennifer Rush
Excerpts from book...
When I reached San
Diego, a bunch of bikers pulled up in front of me. I went up to them, unafraid of any danger that might
be lurking. As I approached them, one of the bikers said, “Hey kid! Don’t
you know it is dangerous to hitchhike out here?”
“Ah, man. I’m glad you’re here to protect me then,” I replied.
I began to think I was going to finally die when the bikers looked at each other and started laughing.
“Where are you going?” the biker
“No clue,” I answered.
“Well, jump on. We’ve been there
several times, and we’ll sure take you right to it,” he responded.
I jumped on a bike driven by the gang’s smallest biker. If
I had to end up fighting someone, I wanted him to be the one. After driving for a while, we stopped to
stretch our feet. One of the bikers asked me if I had ridden before, and I told him that I had ridden dirt
bikes and bikes on ice in Crystal Lake. They gave me an old 67 Triumph Bonneville to ride, and we toured
around for quite a bit. After a while, they had somewhere to go which clearly did not include me, but they
told me to keep the bike and drove off. I drove around Orange County toward the beach. It
occurred to me that the bike was probably hot and not registered, and I became nervous. I rode the bike
for one last time along the beach, parked it, and walked away.
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<--Mike at 19
Blogs and a Printable Runaway Resource Guide Below
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Saturday, August 28, 2010
5:00 pm edt the revised
book came today from createspace and looks great. i'm going to order more 'authors' copies--so if you'l like to order direct from me and have a signed copy,
please click on the paperback paypal link (above) and put that in the 'note' section. thanks !!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
seems familiar... while trucking is dawdling (only stupid word i could think of for a stupid time) i've been working on the
book again... got it published on kindle ... (click here to read more and to order). also got the book published with createspace, a subsidiary of amazon (which has been great to work with, very effeciant.) I made a couple minor changes after the 'proof'
came. So, should be available soon after they review @ https://www.createspace.com/3474537 . hope to get submitted with nook soon.
4:17 pm edt
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Something's Gotta Give (Mike's Version)...
We've all said it before... but I believe there's good and bad to being
at our 'breaking point'. Personally (and at this point in my life), I look at it as strengthening. Just like working out in
a gym; if you're persistent and don't give up, you'll only get stronger. If you've read my Facebook or previous blogs you
know I've been trying to get back out on the road myself (mainly to play catch up). Although I'm now approved as a driver,
I haven't found a truck to lease yet. I have to admit, I'm just not sure I want to drive tractor trailer again--but will do
about whatever it takes while trucking is slow (kind of an oxymoron, huh? I heard the industry lost over 400k trucks this
year alone; so there's a real truck shortage.) For now, we
(as in wife and I) are concentrating on looking for
work, selling the house, marketing the book (more me than wife) and still hoping to move closer to family and new grandson.
3:32 pm edt
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