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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
(For older blogs click
on the dates to right)
Friday, December 31, 2010
Research and Happy New Year !!
12:16 pm est Working on a couple new projects... helping
and dispatch software (for
trucking, service, emergency, etc)...
I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year !!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
10:37 pm est
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).
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
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6:17 pm est
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 !!
10:42 am est
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Bring Sue Back Home !!
10:53 am est
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
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'.
Runaway Resource Guide
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