I worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for just a few months over twenty years.  During my career with the VA I held many positions, including five overseas assignments as an Overseas Military Services Coordinator (OMSC): Baumholder, Germany (1994); Lakenheath, England (1997); and Yokosuka, Japan (1998/1999/2002).


I have two Bachelor of Arts Degrees:


Oakland University - English

UNLV - Criminal Justice


I have one Master of Science Degree:


University of Cincinnati - Criminal Justice


About the book.

I am writing a nonfiction book about the life of Mary Frances Creighton.


Mary Frances Creighton is a Depression Era wife and mother who was arrested, charged, prosecuted, convicted, imprisoned, and then executed in Sing Sing's Electric Chair on July 16, 1936, for her role in the murder of Ada Appelgate, the wife of an acquaintance.


This was not the first time that Mary Frances Creighton had been arrested, charged, and prosecuted for the fatal arsenic poisoning of a person. She had done this before. She had also been arrested, charged, and prosecuted for the fatal arsenic poisonings of her brother, and her mother-in-law. She was acquitted in both trials.


Mary Frances Creighton - the book.

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