the Latest Highly-Anticipated Autobiography Book from Author Michael Kennon. Memoirs of a Runaway: A Story of Hope cover.jpgBased on a True Story Written by Michael Kennon, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback in the Autobiography category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $10.95.
 
Not 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
  
  
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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 asked.

“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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Friday, December 31, 2010

Research and Happy New Year !!
Working on a couple new projects... helping runaways survey... 
and dispatch software (for trucking, service, emergency, etc)...
 
Read '2011~A Year in Review' and hear what others have been saying about 'Memoirs of a Runaway'.
 
I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year !!
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

back to...work?
christmas weekend went way too quick. was really nice to be w/ nicky and rj for their 1st christmas--and sue's family. back to work tomorrow...even if it's working on finding work. becoming very hard, if not impossible to support my 'bring sue home' campaign (or keep her here--but she does have to go back to work in charleston), help runaways and support my golden tee habit. also want to finish my next book, travel, keep my trucking company and i want to start yet another project soon (something totally different).
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Books thru PayPal
Got the books in already !! Please click on the 'Buy Now' PayPal button and I can send you a personally authographed paperback right away. Shipping is included for $12.95. Thanks, and Merry Christmas !! PS...if you're looking for a publisher, I highly recommend Outskirts Press, or CreateSpace. They have both done a great job and you retain the rights to your own material  !!
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ordering Paperbacks Thru PayPal
I am currently out of books to sign and send via PayPal. I do still have cd sets and the ebook can be ordered thru Paypal. In the meantime, please go to one of the online bookstores to order the paperback. I am also still checking into reprinting mom's book (looks like I'll have to copy or rewrite it). Please continue to check back for updates, thanks !!
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bring Sue Back Home !!
I'm all moved into our new home in Plant City (Tampa), FL, but I'm missing something very important...my wife !! 
 
I will admit, as discouraging as that is, it seems as if God is in control, orchestrating our lives. We've been so encouraged by moving closer to family (and new grandson), and when we did rent the house out, some friends of ours said 'we could use the money, so move in with us'. We already love and enjoy their company so decided we'd be helping each other and isn't that what it's all about...helping each other??  Read 'Friends in Need' by one of those very good friends... http://markcvaughn.com/latest-posts/friends-in-need/
 
Today, my wife, Sue, is still in the Charleston area working a part-time job and I'm here (FL). I estimate I've put in 221 applications between Charleston and the Tampa area. I still come into work everyday, religiously, and over the last 2 years have continued to work 3 jobs...Kennon Transport, vending and the book; however, sad to say; what has provided a very good, rewarding living, no longer pays the bills.
 
So, this month, please order a book and help support my 'Bring Sue Back Home' campaign. And don't forget to send your review or give a book to anyone that could use encouragement or would just like to be entertained. Here are just a few reviews I added to my company web site... http://www.kennontransport.com/reviews.html
 
Finally, I don't know what the statistics are, but I know there are a lot of people going through similar struggles...please do not go through this alone or let someone else go through this alone. As Todd Agnew's song says, 'we are all family'.
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