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    My Life and Times and Books


    My Life and Times and Books

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    Em and M Books: The Weight of Guilt by Jon Ripslinger @YAwriterRIP - Blog Tour and Guest Post

    The Weight of Guilt by Jon Ripslinger @YAwriterRIP - Blog Tour and Guest Post

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    Zigzag Timeline: Inside a Teen's Head

    Zigzag Timeline: Inside a Teen's Head

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    I dated Riley. I dated Megan. Both girls are dead, and now I'm wanted for rape and murder. I'm innocent of both crimes. The weigh of guilt is killing me, but when you're trying to escape, you sometimes have to stop running.

    Weight of Guilt Tour

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    Kissing Lessons: High school senior Charlie Mitchell pledges himself to celibacy until he marries—but fails.

    Kissing Lessons

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    Oct. 19th, 2013: Book signing at Barnes and Noble for my YA novel Who is Lori Darling? A day before Colette's and my 57th wedding anniversary.

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    This YA novels tackles the serious but seldom-talked-about issue of incest in a realistic but sensitive way, exploring the mindset of the perpetrator, the victim, and the young man who loves her.

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    • Lilly Setterdahl
      Lilly Setterdahl

      Glad you got this novel published, Jon.

    • Jon Ripslinger
      Jon Ripslinger

      Thanks, Lilly!

    Fishing with teaching colleague and outdoor writer, Bob Smith, in Wisconson, 1988. Bob published the article in the 1989 issue of Sports Afield. Yes, that's me holding the fish, not looking very much like a school teacher. Did I catch it? Why would you even ask?

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    The entrance to Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, MI, where my folks and my stepdad are buried. Pictures were taken in July, 2012, by my son, Joe.

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    My dad, who died before I ever had a chance to know him, my greatest regret in life.

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    My mom, who lived with my wife and me for many years and helped raise our six kids, never once complaining.

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    J. Joseph Brown, who married my mom two years after my dad died. I was nine when my dad passed away.

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    Sold over fifty books that day—Missing Pieces, Last Kiss, Derailed. Made me a best-selling author in the Quad-Cities. But only for a weekend.

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    • Nancy Petty
      Nancy Petty

      Mom and Dad would be very proud of you Jon, as I am .

    The Lady Be Good, the Air Force mystery B-24 bomber from World War II, crashed in the Libyan desert in 1943; its crew was never heard from again. The plane's wreckage was discovered in 1960. Harold Ripslinger had been aboard. This is a picture of Harold and the girl he left behind when he went off to war. Check out the tragic story of the plane and its crew members. Click on the picture.

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    The USS New Jersey BB62 unleashing a broadside against North Korea.

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    Joined the US Navy 1952. Discharged 1955. Served aboard the USS New Jersey BB62 during the Korean War.

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    Marie Ripslinger Atwater—Her husband Shawn and their wedding party. The first granddaughter to marry.

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    My mom and dad and Grandma and Grandpa Ambs (don't recognize the lady in the middle) 1928

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    My dad, Arthur Ripslinger, and my grandparents, Frank and Abby Ripslinger, 1923

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    My sister and me. Home from Navy bootcamp, spring, 1952

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    One-eyed Sean Duffy is a hustler of pool and women. Only five-foot, three-inches tall, he falls in love with 6-foot Mari Jo Moon—and now his life is on the line.

    Robot Check

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    Enjoyed camping and fishing with the kids when everyone was young.

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    Romantic short stories for the young of heart and for those who believe in happy endings. Click on the heart.

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    My sister on the left, Nancy; my wife's cousin, Theresa Shannon, in the middle; and my wife's sister, on the right, Mary Long. Of course, in the forefront, as always, my wife, Colette. Oct. 20, 1956

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      Nancy Petty

      Remember that wonderful day.

    My life's already a derailment—and now my girlfriend's son has been kidnapped. We're both ready to risk our lives to find and save him.

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    Grandkids galore! My wife's 80th birthday party.

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